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  • Ex-ICE Agent: I 'Routinely' Arrested Illegal Immigrants with Voter Registrations

    12/01/2016 9:20:23 AM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    fox news ^ | 27 Nov 2016
    Voting by illegal immigrants is easy to do and is being done in the United States, a former ICE agent explained on "The O'Reilly Factor." ... In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally . - Trump. ... To assess the claim, O'Reilly talked to retired ICE Special-Agent-In-Charge Claude Arnold, who said he "routinely" arrested illegal immigrants who had voter registrations. "I worked in six locations across the United States. I probably arrested more than 1,000 illegal aliens in my career and I...
  • Defying Trump, Chicago will continue as immigrant sanctuary

    11/14/2016 7:47:27 AM PST · by Cheerio · 71 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/13/16 | Natasha Korecki
    CHICAGO — Joining other cities around the country, Chicago is pledging to remain a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants, an act of defiance in the face of Donald Trump’s past promise to cut off those cities from federal funding. In sanctuary cities, local law enforcement officials aren’t required to alert U.S. Immigration and Customs authorities about the immigration status of individuals with whom they come in contact. On Monday, Chicago's elected officials, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel, are expected to hold a news conference to formally discuss how the city will retain its sanctuary status. Aldermen are expected to call on...
  • DEMOCRAT MAYOR THREATENS TO IGNORE TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION ORDERS

    11/13/2016 3:54:26 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 176 replies
    Dennis Michael Lynch ^ | November 13K 2016 | Dennis Michael Lynch
    During his campaign, Trump said he would cancel all federal funding to so-called “sanctuary cities.” On Saturday, Hodges pledged to ignore President Trump when he takes office. According to Hodges, she will see to it that Minneapolis law enforcement officers will not assist federal agents in tracking down illegal aliens. Hodges released a statement Saturday titled “Support for Immigrant Community Keeps Minneapolis Safer”: “I will continue to stand by immigrants in Minneapolis. For years, Minneapolis has codified in ordinance that our police officers will not do the work of the Federal government and ICE regarding immigration status. If police officers...
  • Former ICE Agent: Smugglers Have ‘More Effective’ Intel Network Than US Gov’t.

    10/22/2016 7:09:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 20, 2016 | 3:03 PM EDT | Amy Furr
    Drug smugglers and human traffickers “have a very effective intelligence gathering system” that is “much more effective than what we have in the U.S. government,” former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent A.J. Irwin said Wednesday during a panel discussion at the National Press Club in Washington. The discussion highlighted recent statistics from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency showing a dramatic ten-fold increase in the number of illegal immigrants claiming asylum when they reach the U.S. border since 2009. Irwin said that smugglers quickly find out about changes in U.S. law or policy and then move...
  • ?ICE Agents Shift Focus from the Border to Gun Shows

    10/12/2016 10:00:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2016 | Bob Barr
    According to recent reports along the U.S. border with Mexico, the number of illegal immigrants trying to enter the United States is again spiking, and could rival the wave of illegal crossings in 2014. Facing this problem, one would hope that a priority for federal immigration officials would be to focus on employing new technologies to improve chances for catching criminals who have thus come into our country.  Federal immigration officials, however, appear more interested in using new-fangled technology to intimidate and harass American citizens who decide simply to drop by lawful gun shows. As discovered in an analysis...
  • Wikileaks: ‘Has That Gotten Any Press?’ Clinton Asked After Fast and Furious Killing of ICE Agent

    10/12/2016 7:07:33 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 23 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 10/11/2016 | byBob Price
    “Has that gotten any press?” was then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s one-line response to an email notifying her that the gun used to kill Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jamie Zapata in February 2011 was tied to the Fast and Furious scandal. Other guns were also connected to the murder of U.S Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in December 2010. An email message that is part of the leaked WikiLeaks emails was sent from Jacob Sullivan to Secretary Clinton on March 1, 2011, just two weeks after Agent Zapata was murdered in Mexico. Sullivan, who then served as Director of...
  • ICE Officials Tell TRUMP Illegals Are Being Allowed to Vote – That’s Why They They Won’t Deport Them

    10/07/2016 9:37:32 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 16 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ ^ | Jim Hoft Oct 7, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    ICE officials reportedly told Donald Trump illegal aliens are being allowed to vote this year.[snip] VIDEO AT LINK "What you pick up in the conversation is agent from Tucson telling Donald Trump basically why are these undocumented illegals with criminal records, why aren’t they being kicked out. And why is there such a rush to give these illegals citizenship. And he says the ICE official says simply so they can vote"
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs, vetoes bills affecting immigrant communities

    10/01/2016 9:15:19 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Beginning in 2018, a new law will require authorities to inform undocumented immigrants in local custody of their basic rights to decline an interview with federal immigration officials or to have an attorney present. Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed the Transparent Review of Unjust Transfers and Holds, commonly known as the TRUTH Act, which also requires local law enforcement agencies to provide immigrants the same information they share with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE... Brown on Wednesday also signed into law SB1139, authored by Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, which will prevent a person from being denied admission...
  • Did ICE endorse Trump? No, but a union of 5,000 immigration agents did.

    09/27/2016 7:50:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 11 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Sept. 27, 2016 | Steven Porter
    Republican candidate Donald Trump said, incorrectly, during Monday night's presidential debate that the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a federal law enforcement agency, had just endorsed him. Since government agencies cannot issue endorsements, Mr. Trump was likely referring to the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council, a union representing some 5,000 immigration officers, which backed Trump in a campaign announcement Monday morning. The latest show of support adds to Trump's endorsements from other law enforcement unions, including the National Border Patrol Council, which represents some 16,500 immigration officers, and the Fraternal Order of Police, which represents about 330,000 officers nationwide.
  • Stunningly Brave – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Union Endorses Donald Trump

    09/26/2016 1:50:29 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 26, 2016 | Sundance
    The union behind the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has stepped into the breech and announced their endorsement for Donald Trump for president. Today, the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Council, the official union representing 5,000 federal immigration officers and law enforcement support staff made their first-ever endorsement of any candidate for any elected office. ICE officers are responsible for interior enforcement of immigration laws within the United States. The President of the National ICE Council, Chris Crane, issued the following statement on the union’s endorsement of Donald J. Trump: “The men and women of Immigration and...
  • IMMIGRATION OFFICERS UNION GIVES FIRST EVER ENDORSEMENT TO TRUMP (ICE Union Endorses Trump)

    09/26/2016 8:54:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 23 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 26, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama turned those who should enforce our borders and our laws into coyotes smuggling his illegal alien backers into this country. It hasn't won him and his political ideology any friends. And has not done Hillary any favors. The union representing the nation’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers and staff is throwing its support behind GOP nominee Donald Trump. It’s the first time ever that the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council has endorsed a candidate for president, according to a statement posted on Trump’s campaign web site Monday. “Donald Trump reached out to us for a meeting, sat down...
  • ICE Director Defends Returning $113M in Funds for Detention, Removal of Illegals in FY 2015

    09/22/2016 4:32:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    cns news ^ | 9/22/16 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) - The director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Thursday defended her agency’s decision to return $113 million in funds allocated for the detention and removal of illegal immigrants in FY 2015. “Your organization operates with limited resources, and yet, in fiscal year 2015, you gave back to the Department of Homeland Security $113 million in funds that were specifically appropriated for detention and removal. Why did you give this money back given the problems that were decided by Mr. Smith and the fact as Mr. Conyers noted you have limited resources to begin with?” House Judiciary Chairman...
  • More than 800 immigrants mistakenly granted citizenship (pending deportation orders)

    09/19/2016 7:27:01 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 19, 2016 | Alicia A. Caldwell
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 immigrants who had pending deportation orders from countries of concern to national security or with high rates of immigration fraud, according to an internal Homeland Security audit released Monday. The Homeland Security Department's inspector general found that the immigrants used different names or birthdates to apply for citizenship with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and such discrepancies weren't caught because their fingerprints were missing from government databases. The report does not identify any of the immigrants by name, but Inspector General John Roth's auditors said they...
  • Illegal Alien Gang Member Pleads Guilty To Helping Kill 14-Year-Old Boy

    09/09/2016 8:55:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 8, 2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Jose Rodriguez-Nunez, a 27-year-old illegal alien gang member who also went by “Killer,” just pled guilty in federal court to racketeering crimes and participating in the murder of a 14-year-old Maryland boy. From a Justice Department press release: According to his plea agreement, beginning in 2010, Rodriguez-Nunez conspired with members and associates of MS-13 to engage in crimes to further the interests of the gang, including murder, assault, robbery, extortion by threat of violence, obstruction of justice, witness tampering and witness retaliation.  Specifically, Rodriguez-Nunez admitted to his role as the driver in a drive-by shooting on Dec. 5, 2012, in which...
  • Sea ice strongly linked to climate change in past 90 000 years

    08/16/2016 1:44:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 08/16/216
    Expansion and retreat of sea ice varied consistently in pace with rapid climate changes through past 90,000 years, a new study in Nature Communications shows. "The Arctic sea ice responded very rapidly to past climate changes. During the coldest periods of the past 90,000 years the sea ice edge spread relatively quickly to the Greenland-Scotland Ridge, and probably far into the Atlantic Ocean." says first author Ulrike Hoff, a researcher at Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate (CAGE). ... Hoff and colleagues studied the past distribution of sea ice, in the so far longest existing sea ice record...
  • ICE union demands Ryan help end 'national crisis' on border

    08/04/2016 6:54:30 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/04/2016 | Paul Bedard
    The national union that represents 7,000 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers claims that House Speaker Paul Ryan is playing a role in the national immigration crisis by not voicing strong support for law enforcement's war on the administration's open-border practices.
  • Border Patrol's website offers advice on eluding ... Border Patrol

    08/02/2016 9:02:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 2, 2016
    Immigrants who want to enter the U.S. illegally can learn how and where to avoid the Border Patrol from an advisory on the agency's own website, which critics say is evidence of the Obama administration's "schizophrenic" approach to enforcement. Safety and sanctuary can generally be found at schools, churches, hospitals and protests, where Customs and Border Protection agents are barred under a "sensitive locations policy" from carrying out their duty of enforcing border security. In fact, the agency’s website states that actions at such locations can only be undertaken in an emergency or with a supervisor’s approval. “The policies are...
  • US Government Pays $475,000 For Illegally Searching Woman's Vagina

    07/28/2016 8:15:05 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 43 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Have you lost that loving feeling? If so, the United States federal government might just be able to help. Before you swipe right on Tinder or update that eHarmony account, consider instead taking a quick trip out of the country. Because on your way back home into the Land of the Free, US Customs and Border Protection will have agents standing by ready with heaps of government stimulus. It happened to a Jane Doe (the name has been withheld to protect what little remains of her dignity), a 54-year old US citizen who had recently been on a trip to...
  • Government ethics attorneys say Obama's IG system is broken

    05/16/2014 8:42:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 16, 2014 | Rick Moran
    AT News Director Ed Lasky has chronicled the shameful problems with Obama administration inspector generals for years, including the political pressures put on IG's in almost every department of the administration. A perfect illustration of this is former DHS IG Charles Edwards, who deliberately slowed investigations into wrongdoing at DHS, including the shredding of dozens of emails - an act that might send him to jail for obstruction of justice. Washington Examiner: The Senate subcommittee began its investigation into Edwards last year when it started looking into complaints that his investigation into the U.S. Secret Service's hiring of prostitutes during...
  • Officers Start Arresting I-94 Protesters (BLM MN)

    07/09/2016 7:56:37 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 143 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 7/9/16 | Ellie Herman
    Police started arresting protesters who shut down parts of Interstate 94 following the death of Philando Castile. Hundreds of protesters marched from the Governor's residence and crossed I-94, blocking off the freeway in both directions. State Patrol officers redirected motor traffic as they cut off I-94 entrances at Dale Street. Protesters are throwing objects at officers and one officer was injured from a thrown firework, according to SPPD. One protester was using a laser sight and pointing it at officers. St. Paul Police Department officers are using glass balls with smoke, not tear gas, on I-94. Police officers on I-94...
  • Officials: Man held in Oregon farm shooting deported 6 times

    07/01/2016 6:38:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/1/16 | Gillian Flaccus - AP
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Mexican national charged with aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of three people at a rural Oregon blueberry farm had been deported six times, most recently in 2013, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez, 29, has no significant prior criminal convictions, but ICE asked Oregon authorities to turn him over to them if he's released from custody in the current case, the agency said in a statement to The Associated Press on Friday. Oseguera-Gonzalez pleaded not guilty to three counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted murder Tuesday in Marion...
  • Why the sun going blank means a ‘Game of Thrones’-like winter is coming

    06/30/2016 4:07:06 AM PDT · by Salgak · 50 replies
    The NY Post ^ | 6/29/2016 | News.com.au via NY Post
    ou may not have noticed but our sun has gone as blank as a cue ball. As in, it’s lost its spots. According to scientists, this unsettling phenomenon is a sign we are heading for a mini ice age. Meteorologist and renowned sun-watcher Paul Dorian raised the alarm in his latest report, which has sparked a mild panic about an impending “Game of Thrones”-style winter not seen since the 17th century.
  • SERIOUSLY? Immigrant-Rights Activists Protest for Illegal Immigrants, Who Have No Rights

    06/28/2016 6:27:41 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 3 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-28-16 | Wayne Dupree
    For all intent and purposes, these protesters asking Barack Obama for rights for "illegal" immigrants can be deported as well as the ones breaking the law, and I said it. I am against breaking families up too, send them all back, that will take care of everything. Where do these rioters and agitators get off stopping people from entering buildings and shutting down highways as a form of protesting these days? This is not a peaceable assembly as protected by the 1st Amendment. All should be arrested, thrown in jail and have to pay for all the lost time by...
  • Immigrant activists stage blockade to stop deportations

    06/27/2016 10:44:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 27, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Immigrant-rights activists attempted to block the road to federal immigration agents’ headquarters in Atlanta on Monday, demanding President Obama stop deporting any more illegal immigrants after last week’s Supreme Court stalemate. Led by the Not1More campaign, which webcast the protest, the demonstrators called Mr. Obama to hamstring U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the deportation agency, saying it’s up to the administration to protect illegal immigrants now. “We are defending the security and stability of our families, sending a direct message to the Obama Administration,” said Carlos Medina, a member of the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights. “We know...
  • Illegal Alien Who Butchered Conn. Woman Not Deported After Serving 15 Yrs. for Murder Because...

    06/24/2016 11:36:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 24, 2016
    Full title: Illegal Alien Who Butchered Conn. Woman Not Deported After Serving 15 Yrs. for Murder Because Haiti Refused to Repatriate An illegal immigrant who stabbed a young Connecticut woman to death after completing a 15-year sentence for murder couldn’t be deported by the U.S. government because his homeland, which receives billions in aid from Uncle Sam, wouldn’t take him back—three times! So federal authorities released the violent criminal, a Haitian national, and didn’t even bother tracking his whereabouts allowing him to commit yet another heinous crime. Now, a year after an innocent woman was viciously butchered to death in...
  • ICE Underreported 13,288 Criminal Convictions of Aliens Released in 2014

    06/23/2016 8:04:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 22, 2016 | 11:10 AM EDT | Jeannette Richard
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) underreported 13,288 criminal convictions of aliens who were released by the agency in 2014, according to new information released Tuesday by the House Judiciary Committee. “The Obama Administration’s record of releasing criminal aliens has gone from bad to worse,” Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va) said in a statement, adding that “there’s no excuse for this large discrepancy.” …
  • Immigration advocates want Hudson County to end partnership with ICE

    06/23/2016 6:18:21 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | June 23, 2016
    Immigrant advocates are asking Hudson County to end its participation in a federal program that permits county officers to identify and arrest undocumented immigrants. The county's current agreement to participate in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement program, known as 287(g) for the section of the 1996 law that authorized it, expires on June 30. Advocates for immigrants asked county freeholders at their meeting tonight to urge the county to sever its relationship with ICE A county home to so many officials who claim to be pro-immigrant should not participate in the 287(g) program, Chia-Chia Wang, organizing and advocacy director...
  • Family of Pier 14 Shooting Victim Kate Steinle Sues SF, Feds, Former Sheriff

    05/27/2016 12:03:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    The family of Kate Steinle, a woman shot and killed on San Francisco's Pier 14 last July, Friday filed a federal lawsuit against city and federal officials alleging that a series of policy failures and negligent acts led to her death. The lawsuit, which names the city of San Francisco, former Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, alleges that officials allowed Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant with a history of drug offenses, to go free and obtain the gun that killed her. "The Steinle Family hopes that their actions today...
  • Civil Rights Group Says Park Rangers’ Uniforms Are ‘Threatening’ to Latinos for Absurd Reason

    05/15/2016 12:58:19 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 5/6/16 | Mike Miller
    A coalition of lawmakers and civil rights groups has a message for the National Park Service: your uniforms and vehicles are “very threatening” to Latinos. Maite Arce of the Hispanic Access Foundation delivered the “really tough” message during a press conference on Thursday: “It’s such a shame that something as simple as the uniform and it’s similarity to the border patrol’s uniform — in the coloring — could be very threatening to certain segments of the Latino population. So a discussion about that is going to be really tough.” The coalition made multiple recommendations to the Park Service, including: Assess...
  • Chaffetz: ICE Released 86,000 Criminal Aliens from 2013-2015; 196 Convicted of Homicide in 2015

    04/28/2016 9:37:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 28, 2016 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Thursday at a hearing on illegal immigration crime that from 2013 to 2015, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released more than 86,000 criminal illegal immigrants back into the United States – 196 of which were convicted of homicide in 2015. “What’s going on at Homeland Security, what’s going on with Immigration [and] Customs Enforcement is one of the most infuriating things I think I’ve seen in this government yet. In a three-year period, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has released more than 86,000 criminal aliens into the American...
  • ICE releases 19,723 criminal illegals, 208 convicted of murder, 900 of sex crimes

    04/28/2016 5:38:33 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 28, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in 2015 decided not to deport but release 19,723 criminal illegal immigrants, including 208 convicted of murder, over 900 convicted of sex crimes and 12,307 of drunk driving, according to new government numbers. Overall, those released into virtually every state and territory of America had a total of 64,197 convictions among them, for an average of 3.25 convictions each, according to an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies. ICE also said that the group were convicted of 8,234 violent crimes. [Snip] Meanwhile, ICE said that it has also slashed the number of...
  • Vehicular homicide not enough to detain illegal immigrants: DHS

    04/04/2016 5:12:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 4, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Even being convicted of homicide isn’t enough to ensure illegal immigrants are detained by federal agents, the government’s top deportation official said in a letter to Congress released Monday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldana said neither Obama administration policy nor federal law required her agency to detain Edwin Mejia, an illegal immigrant who arrived as part of the surge of unaccompanied children from Central America, after he was charged with vehicular homicide in Nebraska. Still, she said her officers should have taken the initiative to detain him of their own volition, and she said she’s notified all...
  • Homeland Security names illegal immigrant to 10 most wanted fugitives list

    03/31/2016 6:33:08 AM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security officials Wednesday named an illegal immigrant whom police accuse of killing a young woman in a drunken-driving accident to their list of 10 most wanted fugitives, hoping to capture a man who’s become a black eye for immigration agents. Agents failed to respond in February to pick up Eswin Mejia, 19, after he was charged with vehicular homicide by Omaha, Nebraska, authorities. . . . ICE Director Sarah Saldana appeared to stumble in testimony to Congress about the incident, saying that agents would have responded if the victim of the crash, 21-year-old Sarah Root, had already died, rather...
  • Ancient lunar polar ice reveals tilting of Moon’s axis

    03/26/2016 11:54:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    astronomynow.com ^ | 03/23/2016 | NASA
    New NASA-funded research provides evidence that the spin axis of the Moon shifted by about five degrees roughly three billion years ago. The evidence of this motion is recorded in the distribution of ancient lunar ice, evidence of delivery of water to the early solar system. “The same face of the Moon has not always pointed towards Earth,” said Matthew Siegler of the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona, lead author of a paper in today’s journal Nature. “As the axis moved, so did the face of the “Man in the Moon.” He sort of turned his nose up at...
  • Mass Deportations Would Leave America Poorer

    03/25/2016 9:44:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    MORE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS have been expelled from the United States during Barack Obama's presidency than ever before. Since 2009, the Obama administration has removed 2.5 million people from American soil — an enormous crackdown that has consumed an enormous amount of money. The federal government now spends more on border and immigration enforcement than it spends on all other criminal law-enforcement agencies — including the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Secret Service, the US Marshals Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — combined. So many aliens have been removed on Obama's watch that critics ranging...
  • EXCLUSIVE: ICE Whistleblower May Depose Harry Reid

    03/20/2016 10:59:45 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-22-2016 | Evan Gahr
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid could be deposed for ICE whistleblower Taylor Johnson’s new lawsuit because complaints from his office precipitated her ouster. Johnson’s attorney, Morris Fischer, told the Washington Gadfly that, “We will attempt to depose whoever is involved in this corruption up to and including Harry Reid. His fingerprints are all over the place.” The veteran law enforcement agent, who DHS fired in February after she rejected $100,000 in hush money, filed a Merit System Protection Board claim against the agency earlier this month. Johnson, a single mother of four, had a storied career until she ran afoul...
  • Lawmaker warns DHS not to punish whistleblowers for San Bernardino disclosure

    03/18/2016 1:09:41 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 18, 2016 | By Malia Zimmerman
    A key lawmaker who exposed a troubling federal turf battle in the immediate aftermath of December’s San Bernardino terror attack charged Wednesday that government officials are following a familiar pattern by hunting down the whistleblowers behind the disclosure. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., said he learned his sources are being sought by Immigration and Customs Enforcement immediately following a dramatic hearing Tuesday in which ICE and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials acknowledged the disturbing incident on Dec. 3, one day after a terrorist couple gunned down 14 at a county office party. “I am concerned that ICE is attempting to...
  • Senate Committee Demands DHS Produce Whistle-Blower Smear Documents

    03/17/2016 7:52:19 PM PDT · by pilgrim · 6 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 03/17/2016 | Evan Gahr
    In a letter released Wednesday, Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson  60% (R-WI) asked Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson for all documents and communications regarding the dismissal of ICE whistle-blower Taylor Johnson and his underlings’ secretive effort to discredit her to reporters. Confused by all these Johnsons? It’s hard not to be. The story also features a cameo by then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid  2% (D-NV). In 2013, Johnson, a decorated agent, was stripped of her gun and badge without explanation and placed on desk duty. The single mother of four was ousted right after Reid’s office...
  • ICE Director Shirks Responsibility: Woman’s Death At Hands of Illegal Immigrant Was ‘After the Fact’

    03/17/2016 4:31:29 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | Mar 17, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    In January, Eswin Mejia, reported to be an illegal immigrant, went street racing in Omaha, Nebraska and caused a fatal car crash, killing 21-year-old Sarah Root. The Omaha police alerted Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities and they took Mejia into custody. He was released on $5,000 bail and has not been seen since.
  • Rifle found at El Chapo hideout tied to Fast and Furious

    03/16/2016 5:09:32 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/16/16 | AP
    Rifle found at El Chapo hideout tied to Fast and Furious WASHINGTON — One of the guns that Mexican officials say was found at the hideout of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera has been found to be associated with Fast and Furious, a failed “gun-walking” operation, according to the Justice Department. The department said in a letter to members of Congress that a .50-caliber rifle that Mexican officials sent for tracing after Guzman’s arrest in January has been connected to Fast and Furious. Officials say the weapon was one of 19 firearms that Mexican authorities said were recovered...
  • Fast and Furious Weapon Traced to Murder of Three Mexican Police Officers

    03/16/2016 3:32:45 PM PDT · by drewh · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 16, 2016 | staff
    One of the weapons used in a deadly Mexican shootout last year was traced to the U.S. government's disastrous Fast and Furious operation. Three Mexican police officers were killed in the shootout. A Justice Department summary provided to two Republican congressional committee chairmen Tuesday found that a WASR-10 rifle, purchased six years before in the U.S., was one of three rifles fired in the July 27 assault in the town of Valle de Zaragoza. It was not immediately known which weapon caused the officers’ fatal wounds. Nevertheless, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives officials traced the WASR rifle to...
  • Federal agents’ turf war hindered hunt for suspected terrorism accomplice, hearing finds

    03/16/2016 5:06:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 3-15-16 | M. D. Kittle
    A total breakdown in cooperation between federal agencies appears to have complicated the hunt for a suspected accomplice in December's San Bernardino terrorist attacks. Accounts of the turf war between the agencies were unveiled Tuesday at a U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing examining the security of U.S. visa programs and the implications on national security. The hearing was led by committee chairman Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin. Committee members learned that FBI agents alerted Homeland Security Investigations agents that Enrique Marquez, the man accused of supplying the assault rifles that Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik,...
  • Immigration officials shielded accused San Bernardino conspirator from ICE agents

    03/15/2016 8:41:38 PM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 23 replies
    wash times ^ | 3/15/16 | s dinan
    Federal immigration officers refused to let an armed team of agents into their office to detain the accused conspirator in December’s San Bernardino terrorist attack, government officials acknowledged Tuesday, exposing an embarrassing lack of communication within the Department of Homeland Security. Those who ran the legal immigration benefits office in San Bernardino refused to let a team from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement enter to detain and hold Enrique Marquez so the FBI could interview him later, Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said. It turned out Mr. Marquez didn’t show for the meeting at the...
  • C-SPAN Senator Grassley Speech on Sarah Root

    03/14/2016 7:10:54 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 5 replies
    Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee Remembering Sarah Root: Obama Immigration Priorities Present Moral Hazard March 14, 2016Today, I want to pay tribute to Sarah Root, a young woman from Iowa who had a bright future, but was taken from this earth too soon. Sarah was 21 years old, and just graduated from Bellevue University with perfect grades. In the words of her family, “she was full of life and ready to take on the world.” According to a close friend of hers, Sarah was smart, outgoing, and dedicated to her friends and family. She embodied the words tattooed on her skin:...
  • 124 illegal aliens released by DHS in the last 5 years charged with murder

    03/14/2016 7:43:16 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 14 Mar, 2016 | Rick Moran
    The Center for Immigration Studies is releasing a report today showing that 124 illegal aliens who were subsequently released over the last 5 years by the Obama administration's Department of Homeland Security have been charged with murder. Washington Times: In all, some 121 immigrants who were freed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement between 2010 and 2014 went on to be charged with a total of 135 homicide-related crimes. Another three immigrants were charged with murders in 2015, bringing to 124 the total number of murder suspects the government had, then released. Two of the immigrants in question had even...
  • ICE: 124 illegal immigrants freed from jail later charged in 138 murder cases

    03/14/2016 5:51:43 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/14/16 | Paul Bedard
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has revealed that 124 illegal immigrant criminals released from jail by the Obama administration since 2010 have been subsequently charged with murder.
  • ICE: 124 illegal immigrants freed from jail later charged in 138 murder cases

    03/14/2016 5:45:47 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 7 replies
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has revealed that 124 illegal immigrant criminals released from jail by the Obama administration since 2010 have been subsequently charged with murder.
  • Memo to Global Warming Expeditions: Stay Away From Antarctica

    03/09/2016 3:27:45 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/09/16 | Jack Dini
    A highly publicized folly attracting much worldwide ridicule It should be clear to global warming polar researchers that sea ice at the South Pole is not melting, but in fact has been growing for 37 years, reports Pierre Gosselin. (1) Yet, recently another ship got caught in the Antarctic ice. The Antarctic ‘Aurora Australis’ with 68 people on board became stranded in sea ice in the West Arm in Horsehoe Harbor the last week in February, and rescue efforts were prevented by a snowstorm. They were eventually rescued. The problem: Too much ice! The Aurora Australis may ring a bell....
  • Sheriff Babeu: Obama has ‘handcuffed’ Border Patrol

    03/08/2016 9:05:49 PM PST · by upchuck · 1 replies
    azfamily.com ^ | March 8, 2016 | Phil Benson
    Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu denounced the Obama administration Tuesday, accusing the White House of preventing border agents from enforcing immigration laws. Babeu, flanked by Border Patrol agents and union leaders, said high-traffic smuggling routes are not appropriately staffed and laid into the administration for failed leadership. The sheriff denounced the politicization of immigration enforcement at a news conference at PCSO's Florence headquarters. National Border Patrol Labor Council President Brandon Judd picked up on that theme, saying the agency is at a crossroads. “We are either going to be a specialized law enforcement agency dedicated to enforcing our nation’s immigration...
  • GOODLATTE & GRASSLEY: ICE POLICY ALLOWS DRUNK DRIVERS WHO KILL & INJURE AMERICANS TO GO FREE

    03/08/2016 1:56:59 PM PST · by Mean Daddy · 8 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today pressed Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson on his department’s policy that allowed three unlawful, criminal immigrants charged with drunk driving go free. On February 24, 2016, Esmid Valentine Pedraza was arrested in San Francisco, California, for the murder of Stacey Aguilar. Prior to allegedly committing the murder, Pedraza was reportedly arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and placed in removal proceedings in August 2013 after Pedraza’s conviction for DUI in Alameda County, California. Although ICE could...