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  • 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 · 4 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 SERMEŃO
    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...
  • Barney Fife Meets Delta Force: Hypermilitarized police departments are more dangerous than...

    06/28/2014 10:13:01 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 54 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 27, 2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    The Pentagon has donated hundreds of MRAP vehicles to police departments nationwide. Snip: Historians looking back at this period in America’s development will consider it to be profoundly odd that at the exact moment when violent crime hit a 50-year low, the nation’s police departments began to gear up as if the country were expecting invasion — and, on occasion, to behave as if one were underway. The ACLU reported recently that SWAT teams in the United States conduct around 45,000 raids each year, only 7 percent of which have anything whatsoever to do with the hostage situations with...
  • Congressman: Obama 'co-conspirator' in border torture

    06/27/2014 10:01:20 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    WND ^ | June 27, 2014 | Bob Unruh
    'Boys and girls forced to cut off the fingers or cut off the ears of other boys and girls' Only days after the stunning report from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, of threats and torture illegal alien children endure en route to the southern U.S. border, a member of Congress is charging that President Obama, through his statements and actions, is complicit. Cruz’s statement came in a news conference after he, Rep. Michael C. Burgess, R-Texas, and others visited a dorm at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas that serves as a temporary home to some of the tens of thousands...
  • Contract Shows Obama Planned Border Invasion

    06/26/2014 4:33:53 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 26, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Immigration: A federal employment ad posted in January showing that 65,000 unaccompanied minors will enter the U.S. illegally shows that the administration expected this cross-border child abuse and encouraged it. Concrete evidence has shown up proving our earlier assertion: The breach of our border by waves of unaccompanied alien children was orchestrated by the administration based on a strategy straight out of the playbook President Obama studied as a community organizer. His goal is to get his way on immigration reform by overwhelming the U.S. Border Patrol and collapsing an already weakened system. The evidence comes in the form a...
  • DHS Ransacks couple's home without explanation, strips woman naked

    06/26/2014 9:43:47 AM PDT · by Altariel · 83 replies
    Police State UsA ^ | June 20, 2014 | Site Staff
    HOMESTEAD, FL — EXCLUSIVE — A Florida couple was traumatized after a dozen heavily armed SWAT agents crashed through their front door, flash-banged their cat, aimed rifles at them and searched their home without explanation. * * * * * The raid took place in the pre-dawn hours of June 10th, 2014. At approximately 6:16 a.m., Kari Edwards and her live-in boyfriend were intruded upon by men dressed in full SWAT gear and wielding rifles. After smashing down the couple’s front door, agents tossed concussion grenades and proceeded into the home. “They busted in like I was a terrorist or...
  • Homeland Security adviser tweets America is ‘Islamic country’

    06/24/2014 4:04:27 PM PDT · by blueyon · 32 replies
    Washington times ^ | 6/14/12 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    A leading adviser at the Department of Homeland Security has jumped from the frying pan into the fire, following up comments about the Constitution being “Islamically compliant” with an even more head-turning tweet — that America is an Islamic country. In October, adviser Mohamed Elibiary sent out a Twitter message that said, “Yes, I do consider the United States of America an Islamic country with an Islamically compliant constitution. Move on!
  • U.S. Postal Service Logging All Mail for Law Enforcement

    06/22/2014 4:04:58 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7-3-2013 | RON NIXON
    Leslie James Pickering noticed something odd in his mail last September: a handwritten card, apparently delivered by mistake, with instructions for postal workers to pay special attention to the letters and packages sent to his home. “Show all mail to supv” — supervisor — “for copying prior to going out on the street,” read the card. It included Mr. Pickering’s name, address and the type of mail that needed to be monitored. The word “confidential” was highlighted in green. “It was a bit of a shock to see it,” said Mr. Pickering, who with his wife owns a small bookstore...
  • Stunning: DHS solicited bids for vendor to handle 65,000 unaccompanied minors -- IN JANUARY!

    06/20/2014 2:03:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 171 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 20, 2014 | By Thomas Lifson
    The Obama administration’s claim to have been surprised by the wave of children flooding over out borders may turn out to be another political lie of the year. Sundance of Conservative Treehouse noticed a very peculiar advertisement: On January 29th of this year, the federal government posted an advertisement seeking bids for a vendor contract to handle “Unaccompanied Alien Children“. Not just any contract mind you, but a very specific contract – for a very specific number of unaccompanied minors: 65,000. • Why would DHS and ICE be claiming “surprise” by the current influx of unaccompanied minors on the border...
  • Obama exploits immigrant child crisis that he created

    06/20/2014 10:16:17 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 3 replies
    RedState.com ^ | 6/20/2014 | Steve Berrman
    The Obama administration’s arrogance and penchant for, charitably speaking, chafing the boundaries of legality, is almost boundless. But dealing with illegal immigration turns the knob past 11. Obama’s DHS has renewed DACA, the program that allows illegal immigrant children to stay in the US, sort-of-legally. DACA created the current child-immigrant crisis, and Obama’s keen to exploit it.
  • Cruz Demands DHS Support Texas Border Surge

    06/20/2014 7:38:29 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jun 2014 | Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas—Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson to secure the border and put an end to the "humanitarian crisis." Cruz’s letter to Johnson comes less than twenty-four hours after the top three Texas lawmakers sent a letter to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director, Colonel Steve McCraw. The letter directed McCraw to conduct an immediate surge of Texas law enforcement resources along the border. The outcry over the crisis has continued to build steam since Breitbart Texas Managing Director Brandon Darby released over 40 leaked internal government photographs...
  • Homeland Security Knew Months In Advance (Immigration Crisis)

    06/19/2014 4:48:45 PM PDT · by Bryan24 · 22 replies
    Federal Business Operations ^ | January 29, 2014 | US Government
    Apparently, Homeland Security has been planning for this for months. Amazing how they knew this crisis would erupt 2 months before the surge began across the border.
  • DHS Adviser’s Anti-American Tweets Celebrated by ISIS Terrorists

    06/19/2014 5:27:37 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 16 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6/19/14 | Adam Kredo
    Affiliates of the Iraqi terror group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as ISIS, are praising and potentially recruiting extremists based on controversial tweets by a senior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) adviser who recently claimed that ISIL is proof that a Muslim “caliphate” is making an “inevitable” return. The recent tweets by Mohamed Elibiary, a controversial figure who serves as a senior member of DHS’ Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), were recently picked up in the Arabic press and widely disseminated on Twitter by multiple Islamic extremists. Elibiary’s tweets—which disparaged Americans as showing “belligerence” after...
  • WHITEHEAD: Has the Dept. of Homeland Security become America’s standing army?

    06/16/2014 4:02:13 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 57 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | June 16, 2014 | John W. Whitehead
    “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”—James Madison “Here [in New Mexico], we are moving more toward a national police force. Homeland Security is involved with a lot of little things around town. Somebody in Washington needs to call a timeout.”—Dan Klein, retired Albuquerque Police Department sergeant If the United States is a police state, then the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is its national police force, with all the brutality, ineptitude and corruption such a role implies. In fact, although the DHS’ governmental bureaucracy may at times appear to be...
  • Obama DHS Adviser on ISIS: "Inevitable That Caliphate Returns"

    06/16/2014 3:11:23 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 16,2014 | Kerry Picket
    Mohamed Elibiary, a member on the Obama administration's Homeland Security Advisory Council, is at the center of a controversy involving allegations that former DHS Sec. Janet Napolitano gave him secret clearance which led to him downloading classified information. According to Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Elibiary later shopped that classified material around to a reporter.
  • Has the Dept. of Homeland Security Become America’s Standing Army?

    06/16/2014 2:21:47 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 44 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | June 16, 2014 | John W. Whitehead
    “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”—James Madison “Here [in New Mexico], we are moving more toward a national police force. Homeland Security is involved with a lot of little things around town. Somebody in Washington needs to call a timeout.”—Dan Klein, retired Albuquerque Police Department sergeant If the United States is a police state, then the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is its national police force, with all the brutality, ineptitude and corruption such a role implies. In fact, although the DHS’ governmental bureaucracy may at times appear to be...
  • Senior DHS Adviser: ‘Inevitable that ‘Caliphate’ Returns’ Only choice is ‘whether we support’

    06/16/2014 2:18:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/16/14 | Adam Kredo
    A controversial senior adviser to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is receiving criticism for tweeting that the recent takeover of Iraqi cities by a violent terror group is proof that a Muslim “caliphate” is making an “inevitable” return. Mohamed Elibiary, a controversial figure and member of DHS’s Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), discussed what he described as the “inevitable” return of a Muslim caliphate Friday on Twitter. “As I’ve said b4 inevitable that ‘Caliphate’ returns,” Elibiary tweeted in response to a question about the terror group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (also known as ISIS, or the...
  • Judge claims DHS delivering smuggled children to illegal immigrant parents TX)

    06/13/2014 12:04:38 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 26 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | Dec 19, 2013 | Judson Berger
    A federal judge in Texas is accusing the Department of Homeland Security of hand-delivering children smuggled into the United States to their illegal immigrant parents. SNIP Hanen claimed that, in more than one case before his court, immigration officials are arresting human traffickers smuggling children into the U.S. -- and then "delivering the minors to the custody of the parent illegally living in the United States." SNIP Chris Crane, president of the National ICE Council union, told FoxNews.com the judge's claims are "absolutely correct." "This is exactly what's happening," he said, describing how agents "can't keep up" with the number...
  • Obama’s DHS Chief Threatens Migrant Flood If GOP Rejects Amnesty Bill

    06/12/2014 3:11:13 PM PDT · by blueyon · 68 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/12/14 | Neil Munro
    Department of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson suggested Thursday he would not block the growing wave of illegal immigrants who are crossing the Texas border until the GOP agrees to pass the Senate immigration rewrite that is backed by President Obama. He twice refused to set any limit on the number of foreign youths who would be given the opportunity to ask the administration’s immigration judges for permission to live in the United States. Johnson and several deputies delivered the threat to GOP legislators during a brief June 12 press conference. The threat was offset by statements........
  • Gov’t won’t say how many immigrants released in US

    06/06/2014 2:45:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 6, 2014 5:21 PM EDT | Alicia A. Caldwell
    The Obama administration is releasing inside the United States some immigrants who have crossed illegally into the country amid a surge in traffic across the Mexican border in southern Texas. But how many remains a mystery because the government won’t disclose the number. The Homeland Security Department started flying immigrants to Arizona from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas last month after the number of immigrants, including more than 48,000 children traveling on their own, overwhelmed the Border Patrol there. […] The administration would not say Friday how many immigrants were affected—hundreds or thousands—or how many of those immigrants subsequently...
  • Obama Advisor: Rising Sea Levels Threaten Military Bases: ‘Where Will We Move Them?’

    06/05/2014 1:51:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 81 replies
    CNSNews ^ | June 5, 2014 | Penny Starr
    Alice Hill, senior advisor for Preparedness and Resilience to the assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, spoke at an American Association for the Advancement of Science conference on June 5, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) (CNSNews.com) – A top Obama advisor said at an American Association for the Advancement of Science conference on Thursday that climate change threatens our national security, including military bases that could be misplaced by rising sea levels. “It could, for example, affect our military mission,” Alice Hill, senior advisor for Preparedness and Resilience to the assistant to the President for...
  • Easterners, Look West

    06/05/2014 9:21:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 6/5/2014 | Todd Gaziano
    My trip to the desert southwest two weeks ago helped me understand practically, even more than physically, why most of us in the East don’t really know what it is like to live in the West. Yet we desperately need to learn about the increasing obstacles to the pursuit of happiness in the West if we hold our liberties dear. Fortunately, help is on its way. The urban elites of California, Washington State, and Oregon are hard at work growing government debt and inventing new schemes to shrink our liberty, but urban progressives are similar throughout America. The western lifestyles...
  • DHS Secretary Sees 'Legal Ambiguity' in Status of Illegal Aliens

    05/31/2014 2:12:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 30, 2014 | Susan Jones
    "We have to accept the fact that we have 11.5 million undocumented immigrants in this country," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday. "We have to deal with that. I don't think we should allow them to exist in a state of legal ambiguity or in a dark hole." Johnson noted that some states now issue drivers' licenses to undocumented immigrants, and he also mentioned that they can practice law in California. "So they're not going away. They're not going to self-deport. I would rather see us reckon with this population than continue in the...
  • DHS Sec: Don’t Enforce Immigration Law In Courthouses

    05/29/2014 4:20:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/29/14 | Tristyn Bloom
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson thinks courthouses should be “immigration enforcement-free zones,” reports the Washington Times. “Courthouses are special,” he said in testimony before Congress Thursday, meaning that the government ought not target illegal immigrants who may be there–a status already granted to schools, hospitals, and places of worship. (RELATED: Immigration Enforcement Isn’t Smart, Obama Says) The issue came up during the House Judiciary Committee’s Homeland Security Department Oversight hearing when Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) asked Johnson whether he thought courthouses ought be added to this list of “sensitive locations.” “People have been apprehended by ICE when they went to...
  • DHS stonewalls Congress on ‘hands off’ list for those with terror ties

    05/29/2014 12:38:56 PM PDT · by blueyon · 14 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/28/14 | Adam Kredo
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is refusing to answer Congress’ questions about the existence of a secret terrorist “hands off” list that is said to have permitted individuals with terrorist ties easy entrance into the United States. The existence of the hands-off list was first publicized earlier this month by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), who released a cache of internal DHS emails detailing the list’s existence and a discussion about permitting an alleged member of the Muslim Brotherhood to enter the United States. The revelation that individuals tied to terrorists were given special treatment drew outrage among lawmakers...
  • Feds: Cartel money launderer charged in cocaine conspiracy

    05/24/2014 2:29:52 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies
    Phily.com ^ | 05/21/2014 | Sam Wood
    An alleged associate of a Mexican drug cartel has been charged in a conspiracy that distributed more than 100 kilograms of cocaine in the Philadelphia region, federal prosecutors said today. Prosecutors say it was Jorge Bautista-Banda’s job to launder the illegal drug proceeds, depositing the money in $8,000 increments at Center City banks. By depositing amounts less than $10,000, prosecutors said Bautista could avoid having to file currency transaction reports.
  • Planned Homeland Security Headquarters, Long Delayed and Over Budget, Now in Doubt

    05/21/2014 7:01:55 PM PDT · by kristinn · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | Jerry Markon
    The construction of a massive new headquarters for the Department of Homeland Security, billed as critical for national security and the revitalization of Southeast Washington, is running more than $1.5 billion over budget, is 11 years behind schedule and may never be completed, according to planning documents and federal officials. In the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the George W. Bush administration called for a new, centralized headquarters to strengthen the department’s ability to coordinate the fight against terrorism and respond to natural disasters. More than 50 historic buildings would be renovated and new ones erected on the...
  • Grassley Investigating Alleged DHS Terrorist Lookout Record Deletions

    05/16/2014 12:20:09 PM PDT · by paltz · 13 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 5/16/14 | Kerry Picket
    Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) is investigating allegations the Department of Homeland Security has deleted records related to a list of terrorists the agency maintains as part of a “hands off” policy on some of the individuals on the list. Grassley released emails last week describing the alleged terrorist “hands off” list at DHS which apparently resulted in the deletion of records of an individual who was allegedly a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and a “close associate” of a supporter of “Hamas, Hizbollah, and (Palestinian) Islamic Jihad.” The individual referenced in Senator Charles Grassley’s inquiry to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson...
  • JUDGE SIGNALS SHE’LL FORCE HOLDER TO HAND OVER FAST & FURIOUS DOCUMENTS

    05/15/2014 4:23:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 15, 2014 | by KEN KLUKOWSKI
    U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson was openly irritated both with Attorney General Eric Holder and with the U.S. House of Representatives over whether executive privilege allows Holder to withhold documents on Operation Fast and Furious. But she also signaled she would rule against Holder in part, making it likely that Congress—and the public—could learn the truth about a gun-running scandal that ended with a murdered federal agent. Berman began today’s hearing in Washington, D.C.’s federal district court with an opening statement about this case “concerning the suspected illegal flow of firearms from the United States to Mexican drug cartels.”...
  • Feds released hundreds of immigrant murderers, drunk drivers, sex-crimes convicts

    05/12/2014 8:16:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Immigration officials knowingly released dozens of murderers back into the U.S. in 2013, according to Obama administration statistics detailing all of the criminal convictions of the more than 36,000 immigrants released from custody last year. The numbers show that the criminals released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had amassed more than 15,000 drunken-driving convictions, 1,317 domestic violence convictions, 727 sex crimes convictions and even four that the statistics listed as “treason, sabotage.” The immigrants were in deportation proceedings, meaning ICE was trying to remove them from the country and could have held them in detention, but released them anyway,
  • DHS Secretly Allowed Suspects with Terror Ties Into Country

    05/12/2014 12:32:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/12/14 | Adam Kredo
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretly assembled a terrorist “hands off” list that permitted individuals with terrorist ties unfettered entrance into the United States, according to document released by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa). The existence of a “hands off” list that permitted easy entrance for suspect individuals into the United States has drawn concern from Grassley, who released a cache of internal DHS emails detailing the list’s existence and discussion about permitting an alleged member of the Muslim Brotherhood to enter the United States. The emails—sent between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border...