Keyword: dhs

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Immigration worker union warns ‘serious threat’ of ISIS entering US (Kelly-Chaffetz VIDEO)

    09/18/2014 2:46:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 18, 2014
    <p>The union representing America's immigration caseworkers warned Thursday of the "real and serious threat" that Islamic State terrorists could gain entry to the United States, either by slipping through the southern U.S. border or exploiting "loose and lax" visa policies.</p>
  • Feds in El Paso: Rep. O’Rourke Called to Ban Contact with JW

    09/17/2014 11:52:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 17, 2014
    Federal law enforcement sources in El Paso say that a United States congressman called their office to prohibit contact with Judicial Watch in the aftermath of a disturbing story confirming that Islamic terrorists are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez. Sources tell JW that Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat who represents El Paso in the U.S. House of Representatives, telephoned the area offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) in an effort to identify—and evidently intimidate—sources that may have been used by JW. On August 29 JW...
  • Alejandro Mayorkas spoke Tuesday at an event hosted by the liberal think tank NDN

    09/17/2014 5:35:17 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    Time ^ | 09/16/14 | Maya Rhodan
    The U.S. border is “more secure than it has ever been before,” Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday while speaking on the federal government’s response to the surge in minors crossing the country’s southern border unaccompanied.
  • Big Minnesota insurer leaves Obamacare site

    09/16/2014 3:09:45 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    yahoo ^ | 9-16-14 | Dan Mangan
    Minnesota Obamacare is calling it quits. PreferredOne, the insurer that sold nearly 60 percent of all private health plans on Minnesota's Obamacare exchange, on Tuesday said it would leave that marketplace. PreferredOne's plans were the lowest-cost options on that exchange, known as MNSure. PreferredOne cited the costs of doing business on MNSure as the reason for its surprising decision, saying that selling plans is "not administratively and financially sustainable going forward," according to KSTP.com, the website of that Minnesota TV News network.
  • Why would we trust U.S. intelligence about anything, including the lack of an ISIS threat?

    09/15/2014 3:20:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    http://www.nationaljournal.com ^ | 09/15/2014 | Ron Fournier
    What is the enduring lesson of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, when the Bush administration overestimated and, in some cases, exaggerated the threat posed by Saddam Hussein? Some say it's to be skeptical of government officials who are making the case for war. I say the legacy should be skepticism toward government officials, period—all of them. Their hidden agendas can shade the case for peace as well as war, which might explain why there's no consensus among so-called experts about the threat posed today by ISIS. On a scale of zero to panic, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint...
  • Controversial DHS Adviser Let Go Amid Allegations of Cover Up

    09/15/2014 5:21:25 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 26 replies
    http://freebeacon.com/ ^ | Sept 15, 2014 | Adam Kredo
    A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) adviser long engulfed in controversy over his radical views was let go from his role in the department last week after a long fight by lawmakers and others to revoke the individual’s privileges at DHS. Mohamed Elibiary was until last week a senior member of DHS’ Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). After years of controversy about his status at DHS, Elibiary announced his final day with the department on Twitter earlier this month and said he would remain close to the agency. Media outlets have raised questions about the circumstances surrounding his departure, speculating...
  • Brotherhood Promoter Resigns from DHS to Focus on GOP Party

    09/14/2014 8:40:06 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 30 replies
    clarionproject.org ^ | 9/7/14 | Ryan Mauro
    Mohamed Elibiary announced that he has left his position as a senior advisor with the Department of Homeland Security. Elibiary, a stalwart supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood , said he was leaving so he can focus on “reforming” the conservative movement ahead of the 2016 presidential election. Under the Obama Administration, Elibiary served on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Homeland Security Advisory Committee for five years. He also served on the DHS Countering Violent Extremism Working Group and the DHS Faith-Based Security and Communications Advisory Committee. Elibiary is a long-time Texas Republican Party official and was a delegate for...
  • Southwest Border Command Is Planned at Homeland Security

    09/12/2014 12:41:16 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 21 replies
    WSJ ^ | 09/11/2014 | Devlin Barrett
    Department Discusses Pentagon-Style Structure to Stem Migrants, Crime WASHINGTON—Homeland Security officials are planning to create a military-like chain of command to police the Southwest U.S. border, in what could be the department's most significant restructuring since its creation in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, according to people familiar with the discussions. The plan would create a Southern Command, or Southcom in military parlance, bringing together groups of agents from Customs and Border Protection, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, these people said.
  • Report: Border Patrol homes cost $680,000 each

    09/12/2014 11:02:36 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 21 replies
    The Associated Press via Cableone.net ^ | September 12, 2014 | Astrid Galvan
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The federal government wasted millions of dollars in building a housing project for Border Patrol agents in Arizona near the Mexican border, spending nearly $700,000 per house in a small town where the average home costs less than $90,000, a watchdog report found. The analysis by the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general found that U.S. Customs and Border Protection overspent by about $4.6 million on new houses and mobile homes in the small town of Ajo southwest of Phoenix. The agency has spent about $17 million for land, 21 two- and three-bedroom houses and 20...
  • ISIS Terrorists Won't Sneak into U.S. Across Loose Mexico Border: Homeland Security Officials

    09/10/2014 7:30:19 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies
    NYDN ^ | September 10, 2014 | Dan Friedman
    ISIS Terrorists Won't Sneak into U.S. Across Loose Mexico Border: Homeland Security Officials Despite social media chatter on Twitter, Obama administration officials are more concerned about passport-holding bloodthirsty ISIS jihadists entering the U.S. via airplane. WASHINGTON - Despite some Twitter chatter, there is no evidence ISIS terrorists are trying to slip into the United States from Mexico, Department of Homeland Security officials told Congress Wednesday. Administration officials said they are more concerned about jihadists entering the U.S. legally on commercial airline flights. Administration higher-ups testifying at a House hearing Wednesday threw cold water on scary border scenarios cited by conservatives...
  • DHS will ask stores to watch customers’ buying habits for terrorist clues

    09/10/2014 2:56:33 PM PDT · by upchuck · 85 replies
    Wash Times ^ | Sept 10, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said his department will be issuing new guidance to retailers this week giving them pointers on how to spot potential terrorists among their customers by looking at what they’re buying. While saying the government cannot prohibit sales of some everyday materials, Mr. Johnson said retailers should be trained to look for anyone who buys a lot from what he described as a “long list of materials that could be used as explosive precursors.” He said it was an extension of the “If you see something, say something” campaign launched by his predecessor, former Secretary Janet...
  • Officials wonder why extremists are drawn to Cambridge mosque

    09/10/2014 3:59:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/8/2014 | Deborah Feyerick
    The mosque on Prospect Street is not only Cambridge, Massachusetts,' largest mosque, but it is also the city's only mosque. As many as 1,000 people a week, including immigrants, students, families and residents from surrounding neighborhoods, stop by to pray up to five times a day as Islam requires. Known as the Cambridge mosque, it is run by the Islamic Society of Boston and is just a few short blocks from the well-traveled Red Line, which serves Boston's many universities and colleges. "The mosque is open to everyone," says spokeswoman Nicole Mossalam. "We don't have a core membership. It's very...
  • Homeland Security botched pandemic preparedness : U.S. report

    09/08/2014 2:29:24 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 32 replies
    Rueters via Yahoo News ^ | 9/8/14 | Doina Chiacu
    The Department of Homeland Security failed to assess the supplies it needed to deal with a potential pandemic and now has expired stockpiles including medications, 200,000 respirators and 4,184 bottles of hand sanitizers, an inspector general report showed. The department bought 16 million surgical masks and 350,000 white coverall suits without establishing the need for them, according to its inspector general's report, which included photographs of stacks of unopened boxes piled high in a storeroom.
  • Fed court lays ground rules in immigrant court case

    09/01/2014 11:34:16 AM PDT · by GilGil
    Themonitor.com ^ | 08/31/2014 | Emma Perez-Trevino
    She also alleges that some immigrants who have entered the country illegally pose a threat to national security and safety. In her court filings, Taitz referred to an order Hanen entered in December 2013 in an unrelated case, United States of America vs. Mirtha Veronica Nava-Martinez, who was convicted of attempting to smuggle a 10-year-old girl from El Salvador. Court records show that the girl’s mother Salmeron Santos, an immigrant illegally in the country, admitted that she had hired smugglers to transfer her child from El Salvador to Virginia and paid a $6,000 advance for the service. DHS delivered the...
  • 'Truthy' Grant Recipient Denies Database Will Track 'Hate Speech' Despite Support for

    08/30/2014 9:27:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/28/2014 | Katherine Rodriguez
    So, the Indiana University professor who got the grant to create the "Truthy" database denies reports that it's going to track "hate speech." Though, a look into his background suggests he's a big fan of organizations that throw the term around liberally. The Washington Free Beacon wrote a piece earlier this week on how the federal government gave $1 million to track "hate speech" and "misinformation":
  • DHS considering new security measures to intercept ‘foreign fighters’ returning from Syria

    08/30/2014 1:50:28 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/30/2014
    The Department of Homeland Security said Friday that officials are considering “additional security measures” to intercept foreign fighters who have joined up with radical militants overseas, on the heels of reports that two Americans have died fighting for the Islamic State in Syria. The development comes as the British government raises its threat level to “severe” amid the crisis in the Middle East. The White House said Friday there are “no plans” to follow suit in Washington; DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said his department and the FBI are not aware of any “specific, credible threat” to the U.S. homeland from...
  • BOMBSHELL: Homeland Security monitoring ISIS already IN THE U.S. and fear more through open borders

    08/24/2014 9:21:12 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 108 replies
    The Right Scoop via Fox News ^ | 8/23/2014 | soopermexican
    Terrorism expert Brigitte Gabrielle seemed to confirm what many suspected and feared on Judge Jeanine’s show on Saturday night. She said that Homeland Security are monitoring suspected members of ISIS already in America, and they’re afraid that others might be coming in through our porous border.
  • DHS says law required release of 154 immigrants with murder convictions

    08/21/2014 1:03:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 21, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration says it had no choice but to release almost all of the 169 murderers it let go from immigration detention last year, saying court decisions gave officials no choice in the matter — but it’s promising a new system to better screen who gets let out. Of the 169 immigrants with homicide-related convictions released in fiscal 2013, all but 15 were required to be let go because of specific court orders or because the immigrants had been held for too long under the rules established by a sweeping 2001 Supreme Court case, the Homeland Security Department said...
  • Judge: Justice Dept must provide list of documents (Fast and Furious)

    08/21/2014 3:36:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 20, 2014 8:19 PM EDT | Pete Yost
    A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called Operation Fast and Furious. In a court proceeding Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson set an Oct. 1 deadline for producing the list to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The Justice Department says the documents should remain confidential and President Barack Obama has invoked executive privilege in an effort to protect them from public disclosure. …
  • Homeland Security Warns Ahead Of ‘National Day Of Rage'

    08/21/2014 3:35:53 AM PDT · by BCW · 61 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 20 AUG 2014 | Chuck Ross
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a bulletin drawing attention to the hactivist group Anonymous’ plans for nationwide protests against the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The group has called for a “National Day of Rage” on Thursday to span 38 major U.S. cities. The Threat Management Division of the Federal Protective Service issued the bulletin. “Currently there is no indication that protests are expected to become violent. However, recent protests in Ferguson have resulted in violence, property damage and subsequent arrests,” the bulletin reads.
  • Do Islam and the Islamic State present threats to Obama's America?

    08/15/2014 12:05:41 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 15, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Be of good cheer! President Obama has everything under control as He wants it to be. The following video is a compilation of earlier Vice News videos about Iraq, Syria and the Islamic State. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUjHb4C7b94] Video link Intensely religious folk who love their families to death, jihadists for the Islamic State are devotees of the religion of peace and a stabilizing influence wherever they go. Through their efforts, commerce becomes fair and just. Even trains, buses and airplanes can be made to run on time, all according to Shari law.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXWTdTnhebs] Video link More transparent even that the Obama Administration -- claimed to be the most...
  • DOCUMENT: Homeland Security Predicts Rise of 'Anti-Government' Violence

    08/14/2014 10:57:00 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 50 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 81/4/2014 | Kerry Picket
    A leaked document from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis predicts increased “anti-government violence over the next year. After years of only sporadic violence from violent domestic extremists motivated by anti-government ideologies, I&A has seen a spike within the past year in violence committed by......
  • DHS broke law in releasing hundreds of criminal aliens: Audit

    08/12/2014 10:59:07 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 12, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration broke the law when it released thousands of illegal immigrants, more than 600 of whom had criminal records, last February as a result of poor planning and micromanagement from Washington, according to an internal audit released Tuesday that says things have not improved in the 18 months since. Compounding matters, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) gave bad information to Congress, initially blaming the looming budget sequester, rather than the agency's own budget pressures, the Homeland Security inspector general concluded. In the new report the IG does clear top Homeland Security officials of accusations they pressured ICE...
  • DOJ Report: Nearly Half of Fed Crimes Near Mexican Border

    08/05/2014 11:06:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 5, 2014
    Crime is so high along the Mexican border that nearly half of all the criminal cases filed by federal prosecutors in the United States last fiscal year were concentrated in a handful of districts located in that region, according to the U.S. government’s figures. It’s not as if this is new, but to see it spelled out in a government report with a detailed breakdown is truly alarming. The statistics illustrate that the Mexican-border region is a cesspool of crime that’s costing American taxpayers a chunk of change not to mention loads of grief. There are 94 federal court districts...
  • NY DHS Will Pay You $500 To Rat Out Fellow Citizens Buying Legal Goods

    07/31/2014 6:17:37 AM PDT · by HammerT · 65 replies
    Truth and Action ^ | July 29 2014
    New York’s Division of Homeland Security is posting signs on businesses to encourage people to snitch on fellow citizens who buy such things as MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat), ammunition, flash lights, match containers, gas masks and other items deemed to be ‘prepper’ in nature. In this video a girl working at LZ Army Navy Surplus store in Auburn, NY tell us how a state trooper put up a flyer in their window which encourages customers to call the New York State Terrorism Tips Line to report this ‘suspicious activity’ under the as part of the “See Something, Say Something”...
  • DHS Raid Home To Seize Land Rover For Violation Of EPA Regulations

    07/30/2014 11:57:04 AM PDT · by Twotone · 42 replies
    ConservativeByte.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Unknown
    As part of its mission to “protect the Homeland,” the DHS has been busy seizing imported vehicles that don’t comply with safety and CO2 regulations. Jennifer and Bill Brinkley were satisfied that their $60,000 dollar purchase of a Land Rover Defender on eBay complied with regulations because it fell into the exemption category of a vehicle 25 years or older.
  • Obama Is Filling DHS with Amnesty Revolutionaries Backed by Soros-2013 Flashback

    07/26/2014 7:05:37 PM PDT · by mgist · 22 replies
    Independent Sentinal ^ | 12-6-13 | Noble
    Obama Is Filling DHS with Amnesty Revolutionaries Backed by Soros December 6, 2013 By Sara Noble Mr. Obama is using the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to execute a radical, far-left ideology. He is filling up DHS positions with radical open borders attorneys they don’t need. These revolutionaries, who come from organizations on the radical left, are being entrenched in high-paying lifetime positions. Even if a Republican Administration were able to get into office, they would not be able to get rid of these people. They are coming from extremist organizations such as Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund...
  • The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

    07/23/2014 12:20:40 PM PDT · by redreno · 38 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 23 Jul 2014, 2:45 PM EDT | By Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux
    The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The Intercept. The “March 2013 Watchlisting Guidance,” a 166-page document issued last year by the National Counterterrorism Center, spells out the government’s secret rules for putting individuals on its main terrorist database, as well as the no fly list and the selectee list, which triggers enhanced screening at airports and border crossings. The new guidelines allow individuals...
  • Feds Urge Paramedics, Firefighters To Help Find “Extremists”

    07/25/2014 4:54:12 AM PDT · by blam · 40 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7-25-2014 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Paul Joseph Watson July 24th, 2014 The federal government is asking paramedics and firefighters to be on the lookout for “extremists” as part of a program that aims to uncover “suspicious activity.” A bulletin released in March 2014 by the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and the National Counterterrorism Center, obtained this week by Public Intelligence, contains details of a program entitled “Emergency Medical Treatment Presents Opportunity for Discovery of Violent Extremist Activities.” The bulletin, which was sent out to firefighters, emergency medical service personnel and other first responders nationwide, encourages these groups to watch for “indicators of violent extremist...
  • Evidence Mounts of a Manufactured Border Crisis

    07/17/2014 12:49:20 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 37 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 17 2014 | Roger Aronoff
    The situation at America’s southern border is a “manufactured crisis,” one perpetuated—if not started—by the Obama administration. After all, the administration put out an ad in January 2014 asking for contractors to handle an influx of 65,000 children. “The surge to 60,000 or so children seen this year was said to catch many off guard, especially since just 6,500 children entered the U.S. as early as 2011,” reported Pete Kasperowicz for The Blaze. “But [Republican Representative Jeff] Sessions [R-AL] said the advertisement showed that the administration knew the surge would happen.” And in reality, the 60,000 children represent only about...
  • 300 vials labeled influenza, dengue found at lab

    07/16/2014 11:26:36 PM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 9 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 16, 2014 | MATTHEW PERRONE
    The same federal scientist who recently found forgotten samples of smallpox at a federal lab also uncovered over 300 additional vials, many bearing the names of highly contagious viruses and bacteria. Related Stories Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room Associated Press 'Forgotten freezer' held much more than smallpox AFP CDC Closes Labs After Accidents With Flu, Anthrax Samples The Wall Street Journal Vials of Smallpox Virus Found in Unapproved Maryland Lab ABC News Scientists found some smallpox vials lying around in an unsecured federal lab The Week (RSS) Food and Drug Administration officials said Wednesday the undocumented collection...
  • Has the Dept. of Homeland Security Become America’s Standing Army?

    07/16/2014 7:30:45 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 18 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | June 18, 2014 | John W. Whitehead
    With good reason, a bipartisan bill to provide greater oversight and accountability into the DHS’ purchasing process has been making its way through Congress. A better plan would be to abolish the DHS altogether. The menace of a national police force, aka a standing army, vested with so much power cannot be overstated, nor can its danger be ignored. Indeed, as the following list shows, just about every nefarious deed, tactic or thuggish policy advanced by the government today can be traced back to the DHS, its police state mindset, and the billions of dollars it distributes to police agencies...
  • DHS Secretary: ICE to Run Out of Money Next Month Without Supplemental Funding

    07/16/2014 7:48:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/16/2014 | Bill Straub
    WASHINGTON – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson expressed confidence that the federal government can successfully deal with the surge of unaccompanied children crossing the southern border but it likely will cost billions of dollars to deal with the ongoing crisis. In testifying before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Johnson urged lawmakers to adopt the $3.7 billion plan proposed by President Obama, warning that revenues are running low in the Department of Homeland Security because of outlays already used to address the situation. Without the supplemental funding, Johnson told lawmakers, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will run out of money sometime in...
  • Illegal immigrants in D.C. fail written driver’s test at 80% rate

    07/15/2014 6:25:54 PM PDT · by blueplum · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 14, 2014 | Crystal Hill
    Four out of five illegal immigrants seeking driver’s licenses under a new D.C. law have failed a written knowledge test — a rocky start to a program that in its first two months has issued 268 licenses, according to city officials. The failure rate of 80 percent compares with a 58 percent failure rate for people seeking traditional driver’s licenses, the Department of Motor Vehicles told a D.C. Council committee. In addition, a check of the DMV website this week shows a massive backlog in appointments required to apply for the District’s “limited-purpose license.” The first available date for an...
  • Obama’s Brilliant Invasion

    07/15/2014 9:04:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/15/14 | Jerry Todd
    A very upset retired Catholic doctor and his wife called Rush Limbaugh on 7/8/14 revealing a “secret” meeting of FEMA/DHS and the local Bishop with advisers requesting the Diocese of San Bernardino take in the swarm of Obama “children” from Central America and distribute them to Catholic homes – fleas, e bola, tuberculosis and all – “just for a month.” They were told in the meeting not to inform the media. Doctors and nurses also have a gag order under threat. One Republican Congressman was not allowed into a facility in his own District. Even leftist sympathizer Senator McCain was...
  • ATF's notional resource shortfall raises new questions about 'Project Gunwalker'

    07/14/2014 1:59:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Examiner ^ | 7/14/14 | Kurt Hofmann
    National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea noted last week that a new General Accounting Office report has found that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives lacks the resources to effectively investigate one of their highest stated priorities--firearms in the hands of those prohibited by federal law from having them. Specifically, the GAO report draws the conclusion that the BATFE is unable to efficiently pursue "delayed denial" investigations, in which a person ineligible to own a firearm under federal law is permitted to do so anyway, because the criminal background check did not turn up any disqualifying information in...
  • You cannot rewrite laws to achieve your political agenda

    07/14/2014 7:57:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 7/14/2014 | Marita Noon
    Within the cases the Supreme Court heard, one had to do with energy—and it, too, offered a rebuke. You likely haven’t heard about Utility Air Regulatory Group (UARG) v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—and may think you don’t care. But with the session over, UARG v. EPA makes clear the Court’s trend to trim overreach. The UARG v. EPA decision came down on June 23. None of the major news networks covered it. Reviews of the 2014 cases, since the end of the session, haven’t mentioned it either. The decision was mixed—with both sides claiming victory. Looking closely, there is cause...
  • Government singularity, and who the hell is ORR?

    07/11/2014 10:38:14 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 10 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 7/11/2014 | Steve Berman
    Deep in the bowels of Mount Doom, a little known federal agency is about to get top billing in the “border wars”.  The Office of Refugee Resettlement is the heavy hand and hammer of Obama’s apparent strategy to flood the USA with illegal immigrants and let them disappear into every small town in America. ORR is a 1980 reaction to Jimmy Carter’s infamous Mariel boatlift, in which Castro emptied his jails into south Florida.  Like all government viruses released into the wild, it multiplied over the years, building up to a budget of $1.489 billion in 2014.  That includes an increase of nearly a...
  • Illegal Unaccompanied Minors Admit to Engaging in Torture and Murder

    07/09/2014 4:21:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7-8-14 | Katie Pavelich
    Despite Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson vowing to "stem the tide" of unaccompanied illegal minors across the southern border with Mexico, thousands more are expected to enter the United States by the end of the year. With the system being overwhelmed, Border Patrol agents are concerned about minors who have admitted to being MS-13 members, a brutal street gang from El Salvador that has been successful in infiltrating American communities. Agents are also concerned about minors who have committed acts like torture and murder in their home countries before heading north to the United States. "We have six minors in...
  • The Boehner Lawsuit Against Obama Is Beginning to Take Shape

    07/09/2014 4:13:03 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7-8-14 | Billy House
    A vote on the resolution to authorize the legal action is set for the week before August break. Starting next week, House Republicans will launch a highly visible—and likely tumultuous—three-week process of bringing to the floor legislation to authorize their promised lawsuit against President Obama over his use of executive actions. "In theory, you could report out a resolution tomorrow and vote on it," said a House GOP aide on Tuesday. "But that is not the approach [the leaders] want to take." Rather, the aim is to display—if not actually engage in—a more deliberative process, even if amid controversy. This...
  • Obama: Give $3.7B For Border I Said Was Secure In '12

    07/08/2014 4:10:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Investors.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Immigration: During his re-election campaign, President Obama said emphatically that the southwestern border was secure. Now he wants billions to cope with the flood of illegals crossing that very border. According to various news accounts, the number of illegals coming across the border has surged to 35,000 month. In just the past few months, more than 50,000 unaccompanied children crossed over, creating a huge humanitarian crisis. How can this possibly be happening? After all, didn't Obama tell us when he ran for re-election that the border with Mexico was secure? As a matter of fact, he did. Many times. In...
  • Documents: Illegal Immigrants Sending Billions Back to Home Countries

    07/08/2014 7:39:00 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Jul 2014 | Tony Lee
    Central American nations may have no incentive to prevent migrants from flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border because of the billions of dollars of remittances that illegal immigrants who are able to stay in the United States are sending back home. As the number of illegal immigrants from Central America has been increasing over the last three years, so have the remittances that Central American nations have received. According to a leaked June 4, 2014 internal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that Breitbart Texas obtained, remittances from those in the United States to El...
  • Napolitano asks ICE for 'mass migration plan'

    12/15/2011 4:54:18 AM PST · by markomalley · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/14/11 | Joel Gehrke
    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has requested that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) develop a strategy for how to provide "health care, sheltering" and other services to immigrants in the event of a significant increase in immigration to the United States. "DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, according to a statement by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, recently directed ICE to develop a national-level mass migration plan," Government Services News reports. "The plan will outline how to address the health care, sheltering, processing, transition and disposition of large numbers of undocumented individuals who may arrive in the U.S. as the...
  • DHS Tells Congress They’ve Sent Open Letter Telling Parents Not to Send Kids Across Border

    07/03/2014 7:56:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/03/2014 | RODRIGO SERMEÑO
    WASHINGTON – Congress seeks to stop an influx of unaccompanied children from Latin American countries as thousands continue to stream across the southern border – and wants enforcement to start with an “unambiguous message” from the Obama administration. The House held three hearings last week on the crisis as federal officials struggle to slow the tide of young immigrants crossing the border. More than 52,000 minors traveling without their parents have been caught crossing the southwest border illegally since October, including 9,000 in May alone. More than 250 children are being apprehended every day along the southern border. Nearly two-thirds...
  • Government Sources: Rise In Illegals From Countries With Ties To Terrorism

    07/03/2014 3:14:01 AM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | June 30, 2014 | KERRY PICKET
    Government sources told Breitbart News there is a “great uptick” of Special Interest Aliens (SIA) crossing the border since the surge of illegal immigrants have been crossing the southern border. SIAs are individuals entering the United States from foreign countries with terrorist links. Although the problem of SIAs entering America is not new, Governor Rick Perry recently told Fox News: We have record high numbers of other than Mexicans being apprehended at the border. These are people that are coming from states like Syria that have substantial connections back to terrorist regimes and terrorist operations. So we're seeing record, historic...
  • Fed Biz Opp Posting Jan. 2014: Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children

    07/02/2014 7:24:33 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 40 replies
    FedBizOpps.Gov ^ | Jan. 29, 2014 | n/a1
    DHS was advertising for vendors who could provide "Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children" and "Relocation Services" back in Jan. Note one of the contact names. The "Secondary Contact" to be exact.
  • Tighter security ordered for some U.S.-bound flights (while our borders are open)

    07/02/2014 3:06:44 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/2/2014 | CNN
    (CNN) -- The Obama administration is stepping up security for some flights headed to the United States from Europe and the Middle East, reflecting heightened concern that terrorists are developing more sophisticated explosives designed to avoid airport screening. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement that he has directed the Transportation Security Administration to "implement enhanced security measures in the coming days" at selected overseas airports. "We will work to ensure these necessary steps pose as few disruptions to travelers as possible," Johnson said in a statement. "We are sharing recent and relevant information with our foreign allies...
  • Lawmaker Denied Ft. Sill Entry After Reports of Displacing Soldiers to Accommodate Illegal Aliens

    07/02/2014 2:12:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 2, 2014
    Following reports that soldiers were booted from their barracks at an Oklahoma Army base to make room for a wave of illegal immigrant minors, the Obama administration is refusing to give the federal lawmaker who represents the state in Congress access to the facility. Could it be that the administration is hiding something? The facility, Ft. Sill, is located in Lawton about 85 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. It serves as the United States Army and Marine Corps’ Field Artillery School and houses nearly 9,000 soldiers along with 62,621 family members, according to its official Army website. Last week Judicial...
  • Welfare State Doesn't Draw Illegal-Alien Children to U.S.

    06/14/2014 3:47:59 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 44 replies
    CNSNews ^ | June 13, 2014 | Penny Star
    Jeh Johnson: Welfare State Doesn't Draw Illegal-Alien Children to U.S. June 13, 2014 - 5:25 AM By Penny Starr Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson spoke about the U.S. government's response to the growing number of youth crossing the border illegally on June 12, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) (CNSNews.com) – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the wide range of services the government is providing to unaccompanied minors who cross the border into the U.S. illegally will not encourage more of them to break the law.
  • Obama to Seek Funds to Stem Border Crossings and Speed Deportations

    06/28/2014 5:56:01 PM PDT · by kristinn · 99 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, June 28, 2014 | Julia Preston
    President Obama will ask Congress to provide more than $2 billion in new funds to control the surge of illegal Central American migrants at the South Texas border, and to grant broader powers for immigration officials to speed deportations of children caught crossing without their parents, White House officials said on Saturday. Mr. Obama will send a letter on Monday to alert Congress that he will seek an emergency appropriation for rapidly expanding border enforcement actions and humanitarian assistance programs to cope with the influx, which includes record numbers of unaccompanied minors and adults bringing children. The officials gave only...