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  • Admin Wants to Lift Ban on Airline, Nuke Training in U.S. for Libyans

    04/15/2014 7:14:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 11, 2014 - 6:15 pm | Bridget Johnson
    Republicans are protesting the Obama administration’s plan to lift a 1983 ban on nuclear and aviation training for Libyan nationals in the U.S., noting that the Department of Homeland Security’s reasoning didn’t mention the Benghazi attack or the responsible terrorist affiliates at work in the country. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), and National Security Subcommittee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) sent a letter in November to DHS about the proposed change, with a March follow-up to Secretary Jeh Johnson after they...
  • It’s Official: Southern Poverty Law Center Is Now Part of DHS

    04/14/2014 12:46:14 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 62 replies
    oathkeepers.org ^ | October 8th, 2010 | No Attribution
    As the below document makes clear, Southern Poverty Law Center is Now Officially Part of DHS. The CEO of SPLC now sits on the DHS “Working Group on Countering Violent Extremism” along with the leaders of other So-called Non Government Organizations (but can we really call them such now that they are part of the government?) And select “law enforcement” officers such as the Clark County Nevada Sheriff, Doug Gillespie.
  • Moscow KGB headquarters on strike over release of Chechen Kadirov's bodyguards (Google translated).

    03/24/2013 11:59:57 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 1 replies
    Rambler.ru ^ | March 25, 2013
    The officers of the central office of the Federal Security Service said that their department refuses to go to work after release from prison of four Chechen Interior Ministry employees suspected of kidnapping a native of Georgia and extortion. The case investigator Genghis Berikov was fired and his colleagues are ready to leave the service, because now they have no guarantee of personal safety and the safety of their loved ones. "You know, we did not just spit in the soul - our families, exposed" - said security officers, met with journalists of "Novaya Gazeta." - "I wish we took...
  • Cows and Illegal Aliens

    04/10/2014 8:07:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/10/2014 | Michael Geer
    On the one hand we have Cliven Bundy and his family of ranchers on the same property ranching cattle from the early 1800s since before the Federal government claimed all the land they have been using for grazing. On the other hand we have 200 plus armed federal agents, including trained snipers, using brute force intimidation tactics against the Bundy family and their way of life. Why? Because of a tortoise. A situation the federal establishment is very good at blowing up into murder, seizure of real property and federal standoffs, standoffs that are famous for resulting in the deaths...
  • DHS tried to help Obama campaign officials land jobs, probe finds

    04/10/2014 4:34:44 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    thehill.com ^ | april 9, 2014 | justin sink
    According to The Washington Post, the Office of Special Counsel has charged that the department's human resources offices tailored job descriptions for jobs at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency to help a trio of staffers who worked on the president's 2008 campaign. The report alleges that the staff was warned that their efforts would violate laws designed to keep federal hiring merit-based but pressed ahead anyway. The candidates were reportedly favored by Alan Bersin, the former commissioner of the border protection agency. Ultimately, the former campaign staffers were not interviewed or hired after officials at the DHS and...
  • Startling: Every Government Agency Is Aggressively Pushing Obama’s Agenda

    04/04/2014 11:24:42 AM PDT · by drypowder · 29 replies
    The Independent Sentinal ^ | April 4, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Our government agencies have been completely politicized – every one of them. They are all working to move a leftist agenda FORWARD. Recent developments alone show the intensity of the effort from an unholy and illogical alliance between the EPA and the USDA to Fish & Wildlife seizing control over private lands. Just look at the news releases
  • Dennis Burke Should Be Further Sanctioned, Not Celebrated For Lying to Brian Terry's Family

    04/02/2014 4:20:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Earlier this week the Arizona Republic editorial board published an opinion piece titled, “Dennis Burke should've been celebrated, not sanctioned.” The board portrays the former U.S. Attorney and Operation Fast and Furious ring-leader as a whistleblower and victim rather than holding him accountable for his extensive and reckless actions during his time in office. Consider the following a direct response. Between 2009 and 2011 when Operation Fast and Furious was active, Dennis Burke and his Assistant U.S. Attorney Emory Hurley refused to prosecute nearly every straw purchaser case handed to them citing “no probable cause.” One of those straw purchasers...
  • ATF Meets Congress' Deadline for Fast & Furious Info-Some materials "highly redacted"

    04/01/2014 8:37:39 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 16 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | 4-1-2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    ATF Meets Congress' Deadline for Fast & Furious Info  Some materials "highly redacted" by Sharyl Attkisson April 1, 2013 Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Director Todd Jones today met a 5 p.m. deadline to provide Congress with some information related to disciplinary action, or lack thereof, against key players involved in ATF’s Fast and Furious gunwalking case. That’s according to an official with the House Oversight Committee who says committee members haven't yet thoroughly reviewed the materials but that they are often “highly redacted.”  Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) set the deadline in a letter...
  • How Covert Agents Infiltrate The Internet To Manipulate, Deceive, And Destroy Reputations

    03/27/2014 7:39:01 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 64 replies
    oathkeepers.org via FirstLook.org ^ | Feb 26, 2014 | Glenn Greenwald
    <p>A shocking DHS document, leaked on March 24, 2014 by InfoWars, reveals who Barack Obama’s real enemy is: the military, veterans, the National Guard, and those who eschew Obama’s brand of democratic socialism. The 160-page document describes a drill going on this very minute, dubbed “Capstone Exercise 2014: Scenario Ground Truth,” whereby a fictitious anti-government group—whose stated ideology happens to match exactly that of the Tea Party—wages a cyber attack against the U.S. government after martial law has been declared in the wake of a massive earthquake and tsunami. Conspiring with this group—named Free Americans Against Socialist Tyranny—are elements of the military, veterans, and the National Guard.</p>
  • CNN’s Anderson Cooper Reveals Team Obama Threatens Insurance Providers

    10/31/2013 7:48:00 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    LibertyNews.com ^ | 10/31/2013 | Joe Calandra Jr.
    Today, Team Obama isn’t getting any support from its normally active cheering section at CNN. Bob Laszewski, an executive who provides consulting services to many major American insurance companies, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper: “The White House is exerting massive pressure on the industry, including the trade associations, to keep quiet.” Here’s what’s Bob is talking about: Insurers who expose Obamacare’s most sinister effects are told they can’t become authorized Obamacare insurance providers – that means they’d be denied access to the largest market in the country just for telling the truth about how many people are being forced off their...
  • Homeland Security Exercise Targets “Free Americans Against Socialist Tyranny”

    03/24/2014 10:15:49 AM PDT · by Yollopoliuhqui · 31 replies
    Intelligence Minutemen ^ | March 24, 2014 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Leaked Homeland Security documents obtained by Infowars reveal details of a joint DHS/FEMA national exercise set to take place this week, one of the components of which revolves around an effort to counter online dissent by a group called “Free Americans Against Socialist Tyranny,” which is disgruntled at the imposition of martial law after an earthquake in Alaska. The document again underscores the federal government’s obsession with characterizing libertarians and conservatives as some kind of extremist radical threat. The document (PDF) was leaked by an individual affiliated with Stewart Rhodes’ Oathkeepers organization and passed on to Infowars. It is entitled...
  • The EPA is charging $75,000/day over a private citizen’s pond, but don’t you worry about their..

    03/17/2014 7:10:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 3/15/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    ...... they decided to rewrite the rules to more clearly define exactly what bodies of water are within their regulatory power — and a bunch of lawmakers, lobbies, businesses, and private citizens are worried that the end result is going to be yet another massive EPA power grab that will make big government an even more pervasive and retarding for in commercial activity and on private property.
  • U.S., Citing ‘Urgent’ Need, Calls On Hospitals to Improve Disaster Plans

    03/11/2014 10:56:28 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 24 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/11/14 | SHERI FINK
    The regulations would require hospitals, nursing facilities and group homes to have plans to maintain emergency lighting, fire safety systems, and sewage and waste disposal during power losses, and to keep temperatures at a safe level for patients. Those inpatient facilities would also be expected to track displaced patients, provide care at alternate sites and handle volunteers. Transplant centers would need to identify alternate hospitals for patients awaiting organs — a challenge because centers maintain different transplant criteria. Home health care agencies would be required to help patients create personalized disaster plans. Hospices and others caring for frail, homebound patients...
  • DHS tells American border guards to run away from illegal immigrants hurling rocks at them

    03/08/2014 4:43:35 PM PST · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8 Mar 2014 | Neil Munro
    Top administration officials have directed 21,000 border patrol officers to retreat whenever illegal immigrants throw rocks at them, and to avoid getting in front of foreign drug-smugglers’ vehicles as they head north with their drug cargoes. “Agents shall not discharge firearms in response to thrown or hurled projectiles… agents should obtain a tactical advantage in these situations, such as seeking cover or distancing themselves,” said the instructions, issued Mar. 7, under the signature of Michael Fisher, chief of U.S. Border Patrol. Agents were also directed to keep their weapons holstered when drug smugglers drive by. Agents can’t use guns against...
  • DHS allows German home- schooling family to stay in US

    03/04/2014 3:49:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    fox news ^ | 3/4/14 | fox news
    WASHINGTON – A German home-schooling family facing deportation following the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear their appeal is being allowed to stay in the U.S. The Department of Homeland Security has granted the family “indefinite deferred status,” their attorney confirmed to Fox News. That means the Romeike family, who claim the German government is persecuting them because they want to raise their children in accordance with their Christian beliefs, can stay in the United States without the threat of being forced return to their home country, the family’s legal team told Fox News. The family moved to Morristown, Tenn., in...
  • DHS Contracted to Purchase 704 Million Rounds of Ammo Over Next 4 Years: 2,500 Rounds Per Officer

    02/19/2014 11:55:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 19, 2014 - 3:54 PM | Ali Meyer
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is contracted to purchase 704,390,250 rounds of ammunition over the next four years, which is equal to a total of about 2,500 rounds per DHS agent per year, according to a January 2014 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report entitled Ammunition Purchases Have Declined Since 2009.“If DHS were to purchase all 704 million rounds over the next four years, and if they were used by 70,000 DHS agents and officers, it would be roughly 2,500 rounds per agent per year,” David Maurer, author of the GAO report, told CNSNews.com. “That would be higher than what...
  • Department of Homeland Security cancels national license-plate tracking plan

    02/19/2014 8:09:31 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 19, 2014 | Ellen Nakashima and Josh Hicks,
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Wednesday ordered the cancellation of a plan by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to develop a national license-plate tracking system after privacy advocates raised concern about the initiative. The order came just days after ICE solicited proposals from companies to compile a database of license-plate information from commercial and law enforcement tag readers. Officials said the database was intended to help apprehend fugitive illegal immigrants, but the plan raised concerns that the movements of ordinary citizens under no criminal suspicion could be scrutinized.
  • Issues of corruption, fraud in investor-visa program date back two decades

    02/19/2014 10:05:24 AM PST · by george76 · 2 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 18, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    An investor-visa program Congress wants to permanently extend was rife with fraud and corruption from its start more than two decades ago, with hundreds of millions of dollars improperly diverted as government officials lamented a persistent lack of oversight and an inability to investigate or prosecute the perpetrators. ... in December that the Obama administration overruled career Homeland Security officials and expedited visa applications for about two dozen foreign investors for a politically connected Las Vegas casino hotel after repeated pressure from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, and his staff.
  • Homeland Security is seeking a national license plate tracking system

    02/19/2014 8:14:24 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/18/2014 | Ellen Nakashima and Josh Hicks
    The Department of Homeland Security wants a private company to provide a national license-plate tracking system that would give the agency access to vast amounts of information from commercial and law enforcement tag readers, according to a government proposal that does not specify what privacy safeguards would be put in place. The national license-plate recognition database, which would draw data from readers that scan the tags of every vehicle crossing their paths, would help catch fugitive illegal immigrants, according to a DHS solicitation. But the database could easily contain more than 1 billion records and could be shared with other law...
  • BREAKING: DHS is not buying up all the ammunition

    02/18/2014 7:39:38 AM PST · by Nachum · 83 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 2/17/14 | Bob Owens
    t turns out that the Department of Homeland Security isn’t buying that much ammunition per officer after all… and certainly a lot less per man than most avid shooters go through in a year. Of course, I won’t ask you to take my word for it (the mind control rays could have gotten me, too), so I’ll turn it over to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which provides a link to the Government Accountability Office report for the debunking (PDF) (here’s the direct GAO The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) annual ammunition purchases have declined since fiscal year 2009 and...
  • EXCLUSIVE: DHS official Marrone used private eye to find dirt on Rendell to undercut Pa. race

    02/18/2014 4:28:45 AM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 17, 2014 | Kelly Riddell and Jim McElhatton
    When his past in a Pennsylvania corruption case surfaced recently, Homeland Security chief of staff Christian Marrone’s defenders insisted he was a victim of a crooked politician who took advantage of his inexperience as a young legislative aide. Some even suggested that Mr. Marrone was a whistleblower for helping prosecutors convict his former boss. But emails and documents obtained by The Washington Times from court files show Mr. Marrone initiated some of the very activities that captured prosecutors’ interest and led to the downfall of his former boss, state Sen. Vincent Fumo. Some of those activities even personally benefited Mr....
  • NCR: U.S. Guns, Not Obama, to Blame for Mexican Violence (Catholic publication)

    02/16/2014 1:42:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | February 15, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    In the second installation of a three-part series on "gun violence in Mexico," the National Catholic Reporter (NCR) continues to blame the U.S. for gun violence in Mexico, while viewing Fast & Furious as a legitimate attempt at law enforcement which just happened to go wrong. According to NCR, Obama tried to reinstitute an "assault weapons" ban in the U.S. as a way to keep Mexico safer. He also pledged to "keep increasing the pressure on the gun traffickers." NCR claims part of the pressure on traffickers included Operation Fast & Furious, which turned out to be a "botched 2009...
  • DHS Obeys ACLU’s Order to Stop Arresting Illegal Aliens

    02/14/2014 1:13:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 14, 2014
    Caving into the demands of a leftist civil rights group, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has terminated an enforcement program that apprehends illegal immigrants in California’s central valley. The unbelievable story comes out of Kern County in Bakersfield, which is considered the heart of the nation’s most populous state. The increasingly powerful American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) didn’t like that the DHS agency responsible for deporting illegal aliens, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), was doing its job. So the ACLU, which has repeatedly shown to wield tremendous power in the Obama administration, fired off a letter demanding that the...
  • Is al Qaeda on the ‘Path to Defeat?’ Clapper, ‘No’; DHS Chief, ‘Yes’

    02/13/2014 12:14:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 12, 2014 - 2:47 PM | Penny Starr
    In less than one week, top officials in the Obama administration have contradicted one another about the threat al Qaeda poses to the United States today. On Friday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson spoke at the Woodrow Wilson Center is Washington, D.C., where he credited President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama for putting the terrorist group “on the path to defeat.” “Through our government’s counterterrorism efforts in both the Bush and Obama administrations, we have put al Qaeda’s core leadership on the path to defeat,” Johnson said. On Tuesday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said,...
  • Sniper Ammunition: Homeland Security Revives The Purchases

    02/11/2014 7:02:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Prepper Podcast Radio Network ^ | February 11, 2014 | James Smith
    "My first shot at a hog with an AMAX out of the 300 SAUM was spectacular. Hit in the neck at 258 yards and there was only a little piece of fur holding the body together at that point. Good terminal performance.” - Mark Swab’s appraisal of the Hornady .308 AMAX sniper ammunition round Despite rising unemployment, record number of people on public assistance, the US Government via the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) has placed a solicitation for more sniper ammo, in this order – they are requesting 141,160 rounds of ammunition (7,058 boxes) of...
  • O'Malley seeks answers from DHS on immigration program

    02/12/2014 10:42:14 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | February 11, 2014 | John Fritze
    WASHINGTON — — Gov. Martin O'Malley on Tuesday demanded that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security explain why federal officials are deporting a higher share of noncriminals from Maryland than from most other states under a controversial immigration program called Secure Communities. In a sharply worded letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, the governor called on the federal agency to document why the program has led to the deportation of undocumented immigrants with either no criminal record or only misdemeanor convictions, when its long-stated intent is to target dangerous criminals.O'Malley, a Democrat, wrote to Johnson days after The Baltimore...
  • Administration ends ban on asylum seekers with 'limited' terror ties

    02/06/2014 3:34:10 PM PST · by standingfirm · 46 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2-6-14 | Judson Berger
    The Obama administration has unilaterally eased restrictions on asylum seekers with loose or incidental ties to terror and insurgent groups, in a move one senator called "deeply alarming." The change, approved by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry, was announced Wednesday in the Federal Register. It would allow some individuals who provided "limited material support" to terror groups to be considered
  • Administration eases restrictions on asylum seekers with loose terror ties

    02/06/2014 1:25:11 PM PST · by Doogle · 17 replies
    foxnews ^ | 02/06/14 | Judson Berger
    The Obama administration has unilaterally eased restrictions on asylum seekers with loose or incidental ties to terror and insurgent groups, in a move one senator called "deeply alarming." The change, approved by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry, was announced Wednesday in the Federal Register. It would allow some individuals who provided "limited material support" to terror groups to be considered for entry into the U.S. Supporters of the change, including Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., argued that the current ban on anyone who has ever aided terrorists has unfairly blocked thousands of refugees. "The existing...
  • Border Patrol Busts More Than a Dozen Previously Deported Violent Felons

    02/11/2014 8:12:37 PM PST · by montag813 · 21 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 02-12-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | Top Right NewsIt was a remarkable -- and disturbing -- catch. Not fruit-pickers. Not landscapers. Not roofers or housekeepers. Not "hard-working immigrants" performing "an entrepreneurial act" by crossing the border, as elitist tool George Will described illegal aliens to Laura Ingraham this past Sunday. Not quite. In just three days last month, Border Patrol agents in the Tucson sector recently re-arrested more than a dozen convicted felons, including two MS-13 gang members, most of whom were not supposed to be in the United States, officials said. A majority of the felons were sex offenders convicted of...
  • Fast and Furious defendant gets 30 years in border agent's killing

    02/10/2014 2:49:36 PM PST · by yoe · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feburary 10, 2014 | AP
    A man convicted in the shooting death of a federal Border Patrol agent during a firefight that revealed the government's botched gun-smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison. Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, who is from El Fuerte in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, is the only person to be convicted in the Dec. 14, 2010, shooting death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry near the Arizona-Mexico border. U.S. District Court judge David C. Bury handed down the sentence, 360 months with credit for time served.
  • Killer Sentenced In Flat Rock Native's Murder (Brian Terry)

    02/10/2014 1:56:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Monroe News ^ | February 10, 2014 | AP
    PHOENIX (AP) — A Mexican man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison in the 2010 killing of a U.S Border Patrol agent that revealed the botched gun-smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious. #Manuel Osorio-Arellanes was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty in Flat Rock native Brian Terry’s shooting death.
  • Jeh Johnson: DHS already preparing to implement immigration reform

    02/10/2014 12:03:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 7, 2014 | Caroline May
    The Department of Homeland Security is already preparing to implement immigration reform legislation, according to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson. “When reform legislation is enacted, DHS must be prepared to implement reform. So to prepare for this potential outcome, I have already directed the deputy director of homeland security to coordinate the process to ensure we are ready to implement the law,” Johnson said Friday at the Woodrow Wilson International Center, during his first major policy address since becoming DHS’s fourth secretary. He praised the House Republicans recent statement of principles on immigration, calling them a “serious step forward” that “contains...
  • Brian Terry’s brother rips Eric Holder over ‘shocking’ ineptitude

    02/09/2014 4:43:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/06/14 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Kent Terry, the brother of slain border agent Brian Terry, sent a scathing letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding to know why the United States has let years pass without holding anyone accountable for Operation Fast and Furious. In his letter, Mr. Terry wrote, Breitbart.com reported: “Mr. Holder, I am going to get right to the point of this letter. I am not pleased with your behavior as America’s Attorney General. Simply denying that you had no knowledge about Operation Fast and Furious is troubling in itself, but for you to not comply with Congress is even more troubling....
  • DHS Secretary on Illegal Aliens: ‘They’re Here, and They’re Not Going Away’ (Video)

    02/08/2014 4:18:35 PM PST · by montag813 · 42 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 02-08-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | Top Right News America's new DHS Secretary has made it clear he takes his job as lightly as did his predecessor. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, the nation’s top immigration law enforcer - who had zero law enforcement experience prior to this top job, said on Friday that the "estimated 11.5 million" illegal aliens in the United States are “not going away.” “They’re here, and they’re not going away,” Johnson - who oversees ICE, the agency responsible for prosecuting and deporting those aliens. said at the Woodrow Wilson Center in remarks billed by the Obama administration...
  • New Homeland chief: Agency will be ready for legalization of immigrants

    02/07/2014 3:13:40 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 7, 2014 | The Washington Times
    New Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Friday he has tapped his deputy, Alejandro Mayorkas, to prepare the department for an eventual legalization program that would oversee the processing of millions of illegal immigrants into future citizens.
  • DHS Secretary on Illegal Aliens: ‘They’re Here, and They’re Not Going Away’

    02/07/2014 1:03:32 PM PST · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 2/7/14 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, the nation’s top immigration law enforcer, said on Friday that the estimated 11.5 million illegal aliens in the United States are “not going away.” “They’re here, and they’re not going away,” Johnson said at the Woodrow Wilson Center in remarks billed by the Obama administration as his “first major speech.”
  • U.S. to Grant Immigrants Who Give Terrorists “Limited” Support Asylum

    02/06/2014 1:30:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 6, 2014
    As if President Obama’s backdoor amnesty weren’t bad enough, the administration just issued an official order allowing the U.S. to take in once-banned refugees and asylum seekers who have provided “limited material support” to terrorists. With the stroke of a few pens—those belonging to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry—the nation’s zero tolerance for any sort of terrorism-related support has vanished. It also marks yet another alarming example of a president who changes or replaces laws passed by Congress when he doesn’t like them. Besides immigration, we’ve seen this in the selective enforcement of Obamacare....
  • Prosecutor: There Were Fast & Furious Guns at Scene of Brian Terry's Murder

    02/05/2014 6:53:55 PM PST · by gooblah · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Feb 2014, 3:20 | Awr Hawkins
    On December 14, 2010, Border Agent Brian Terry was shot and killed by drug smugglers north of the Arizona/Mexico border. He was hit once and pronounced dead at the scene. Two rifles from Operation Fast & Furious, an ATF gun walking operation, were recovered from the crime scene.
  • Obama’s power play (Deeper and broader than you think)

    01/31/2014 11:57:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 31, 2014 | Stephanie Simon
    In an FDA office building in suburban Maryland, the bureaucrats gather over coffee to draft rules meant to squeeze the trans fat out of snack foods. Four blocks from the White House, in an EPA conference room: more bureaucrats, more meetings, more drafting of rules, these aimed at forcing industrialists to spend billions cutting carbon to fend off global warming. Congress? Who needs Congress? Americans heard President Barack Obama declare this week that he intends to bypass the gridlocked Hill to get things done on his own. What they didn’t hear: just how far he’s actually pushing his executive authority....
  • New DHS chief endorses ‘earned’ citizenship idea

    01/28/2014 8:15:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 28, 2014 9:54 AM EST | Alicia A. Caldwell
    The new Homeland Security secretary says an earned path to citizenship for the roughly 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally is a matter of national security. It was the first time Jeh Johnson, who had little experience with immigration policy before he was appointed, had outlined his approach on the subject. The Defense Department’s former top lawyer, who worked on U.S. drone policies and helped end the Pentagon’s ban on gays in the military, said offering a path to citizenship would encourage such immigrants “to come out of the shadow, to be accountable, to participate in the...
  • Homeland Security Secretary: Illegals Have ‘Earned the Right to be Citizens’

    01/24/2014 2:33:05 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 131 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 24, 2014 - 4:17 PM | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – Speaking at the United States Conference of Mayors on Friday, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the approximately 11 million people who are in the country illegally have “earned the right to be citizens.”
  • U.S. Senator Helped Ecuadoran Fugitives Convicted of Stealing Millions (Menendez)

    01/24/2014 2:32:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 24, 2014
    Recently embroiled in an underage prostitute scandal and a number of corruption schemes, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee—New Jersey Democrat Robert Menendez—is again under federal investigation for helping a pair of South American fugitives whose relatives donated big bucks to the senator. It’s like a never-ending saga of political corruption and cronyism. In the last year alone, Menendez has been implicated in a number of serious crimes—including reported escapades with underage hookers in the Dominican Republic—that have simply fizzled away and left him virtually unscathed. We’ll get into those later, but first let’s delve into the Menendez...
  • Fugitive Illegal Alien Obtains Security Clearance, Access to Arizona Air Force Base

    01/21/2014 6:47:17 PM PST · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-21-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | TopRight News A potentially disastrous security breach by the Pentagon was discovered by sheriff's deputies during a routine traffic stop in Southern Arizona. Pinal County deputies stopped a 2006 Ford Expedition for a traffic violation. The Mexican national initially presented an Arizona Identification Card, in the name of Armando Villalobos of Phoenix. A records check revealed that not only did the illegal alien have no driver's license, but there were outstanding felony warrants for his arrest in Texas.The suspect eventually told the deputy that his real name was in fact Mario Bustamante, 37, and that he was in...
  • Police Arrest Illegal Aliens With Ties To Massive Target Credit Card Breach

    01/20/2014 6:47:48 PM PST · by montag813 · 27 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-20-2014 | TRN
    Police have arrested two Mexican illegal aliens on fraud charges in the first arrests tied to the December Target credit card breach -- a stark reminder of the frequent involvement of illegal immigration and identity theft in the U.S.On Sunday, Police arrested 27-year-old Mary Carmen Garcia and 28-year-old Daniel Guardiola Dominguez both from Monterrey as they tried to cross into the U.S. from Reynosa with 96 fraudulent credit credit cards in their possession, said Police Chief Victor Rodriguez. Account information stolen during the Target security breach was used to produce the credit cards. The illegals, both from Monterrey, Mexico, used cards...
  • (VIDEO) Judges Baffled by DHS Efforts to Deport Legal Immigrant

    01/20/2014 4:10:23 AM PST · by Opinionatedtoday · 9 replies
    As the U.S. Chamber of Commerce renews their efforts to pass the Senate’s stalled immigration overhaul that includes legalizing millions of illegal aliens, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) continues its history of trying to kick out taxpaying, crime-free, professional legal immigrants—including earthquake engineers stuck in the broken system. In the court proceeding at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, California, Patricia Peters v. Janet Napolitano, No: 10-55889, the panel of three judges appeared to be in disbelief as to why the government has been trying to deport Peters. The case was originally filed against President George...
  • CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel

    01/13/2014 4:03:40 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 49 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com ^ | Jan. 13, 2014 | Michael Kelley
    The DEA agents met with members of the cartel in Mexico to obtain information about their rivals and simultaneously built a network of informants who sign drug cooperation agreements, subject to results, to enable them to obtain future benefits, including cancellation of charges in the U.S.," reports El Universal Operation Fast and Furious was part of an agreement to finance and arm the cartel in exchange for information used to take down its rivals. (If true, that re-raises the issue regarding what Attorney General Eric Holder knew about the gun-running arrangements.)
  • DHS Facilitating Illegal Immigration

    01/09/2014 1:06:17 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | 9/1/14
    From my e-mail: You can find this fax request by proceeding to https://www.numbersusa.com/faxes?ID=15663 Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Al.) has proposed an amendment to the unemployment benefits extension bill, S. 1845. This amendment, number 2626, would mandate use of the E-Verify system. While NumbersUSA takes no position on the overall legislation or the extension of unemployment benefits, everything needs to be done to make sure this bill protects Americans from increased foreign worker competition and illegal workers. With 20 million Americans unable to find a job, and 7 million illegal aliens holding jobs, mandating use of the E-Verify system for all employers...
  • NM:More Fast and Furious Scandal Allegations

    01/08/2014 1:30:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    When this case first appeared, at the height of the first exposure of  the Fast and Furious scandal, it was highlighted as an example of smuggling to the Mexican cartels that was *not* a part of the operation.    It might or might not be significant that the BATFE agent quoted in the article is William Newell, who had a significant role in Fast and Furious, and whose testimony before congress became infamous. Now, one of the victims of the prosecution is able to tell a bit of his story.   He was never allowed bail from the time he was...
  • Yet another Fast & Furious gun turns up at a crime scene in Mexico

    01/02/2014 3:33:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/02/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Lest anyone forget that the Obama administration has yet to fully come clean on the travesty that was Operation Fast and Furious — the not-”botched” but certainly crooked gunrunning scandal in which federal officials pressed American gun dealers into selling more than 2,000 weapons to known cartel smugglers, and then allowed those criminals to funnel the weapons back across the Mexican border with no way of actively tracing them — the results of the administration’s egregiously deficient enterprise are still popping up in the aftermath of deadly violence. Back in August, CBS reported on the unwelcome discovery of three Fast...
  • DHS Complicit in Cartel Human Trafficking of Minors to Illegals Living in the United States

    01/01/2014 6:03:11 AM PST · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    Town Hall ^ | December 19, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    According to a court order obtained by Townhall, the Department of Homeland Security is enabling cartel trafficking of minors, delivering those minors to illegals living inside the United States and completing criminal transactions for illegal immigrants. The order, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on December 13, details a guilty plea from Mirtha Veronica Nava-Martinez for attempting to smuggle a 10-year-old El Salvadorean female into the United States. Nava-Martinez was being paid to smuggle the child from Matamoros to Virgina, but was caught at a Brownsville checkpoint. The order describes Nava-Martinez as a resident...