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  • DOJ: Immigration Apprehensions Lowest Since 1972

    07/23/2012 1:39:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 23, 2012
    Newly released government records seem to indicate that the Obama Administration got to work right away on its stealth amnesty plan, drastically slashing the number of immigration apprehensions during its first two years in power. Apprehensions for immigration violations plummeted dramatically from 1.8 million in 2000 to an all-time low of 516,992 in 2010, according to a report released this month by the Department of Justice (DOJ). The document was created by a special division of the DOJ (Bureau of Justice Statistics) that collects and disseminates information on crime and the operation of the justice system. Less than two years...
  • ICE Stonewalls On Status Of Uncle Onyango Obama

    07/20/2012 11:31:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 20, 2012
    Following the publication of embarrassing internal government emails by Judicial Watch, the Homeland Security agency responsible for deporting criminal illegal immigrants is dodging questions about President Obama’s illegal alien uncle, who got busted for drunken driving last year in Massachusetts. The case received widespread media coverage because the commander-in-chief’s uncle, Onyango Obama, had previously been deported to his native Kenya yet lived and worked in the Boston area and threatened to call the White House after getting arrested. He also had a valid Massachusetts drivers’ license, which was temporarily suspended after his drunken-driving arrest but, incredibly, has been reinstated by...
  • Homeland Security deletes immigration enforcement success stories from website

    07/19/2012 3:39:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 19, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is not a fan of a big part of the 287(g) program, which allows state and local police to enforce federal immigration laws — but until Thursday her department’s website didn’t get that message. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the part of her agency that handles the 287(g) agreements with states and localities, had a Web page dedicated to success stories from the program, pointing to many of the dangerous criminal aliens who had been taken off the streets after local authorities nabbed them for another offense. But after Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, pointed...
  • Illegal immigrant finds turning himself in is no easy task

    07/17/2012 6:36:58 AM PDT · by kevcol · 2 replies
    FOX 26 (Houston) ^ | July 16, 2012 | Randy Wallace
    <p>HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Helmut Mayer was born in Germany.</p> <p>In 1997, Mayer said he came to the US on a temporary VISA. He has a driver's license, a Social Security number and has worked for years as a cab driver in Pasadena.</p>
  • Memo Shows Obama Administration Granted Deportation Stay to President’s Illegal Alien Uncle...

    07/16/2012 11:23:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 16, 2012
    Full title: Memo Shows Obama Administration Granted Deportation Stay to President’s Illegal Alien Uncle Onyango Obama Documents Shows ICE Leadership Tracked Politically Sensitive Case (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it has uncovered a new record from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regarding President Obama’s illegal alien uncle, Onyango Obama, who was arrested in August 2011 on drunken driving charges in Framingham, Massachusetts. The document, obtained pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed on April 10, 2012, includes an internal agency email from Brian Hale, ICE’s Assistant...
  • Grassley slams DOJ in remarks to Judiciary(gunwalker)

    07/14/2012 7:01:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 13 July, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Republican Senator Charles Grassley slammed the Department of Justice Thursday not only over the Fast and Furious dispute, but for what he called an abuse of power by a DoJ attorney in Louisiana. His remarks, to the Executive Committee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, opened with the observation that, “I understand the frustrations of the House leadership and understand why the House held Attorney General Holder in contempt.” Grassley recalled that on the day before the historic contempt vote – which the Justice Department subsequently dismissed by insisting no crime had been committed by Attorney General Eric Holder when he...
  • ‘specious, frivolous’ as Issa ethics charge is filed

    07/13/2012 4:12:44 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 13 July, 2012 | David Codrea
    A spokesperson for the Department of Justice “downplayed” a complaint filed with the District of Columbia Bar asking for Attorney General Eric Holder to be investigated following being found in contempt of Congress, Fox News reported yesterday. “These are specious claims that ignore the facts and can only be described as frivolous,” Tracy Schmaler asserted. “It appears to be a desperate attempt by some factions to drag out the destructive, political games that Americans are rightly fed up with." Legal reaction to the complaint was mixed, with Brian Darling of The Heritage Foundation “suggest[ing] the complaint is on solid ground,”...
  • Man (Colombian) enters guilty plea for attempted abduction in Roanoke

    07/13/2012 6:02:59 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | July 13, 2012 | Neil Harvey
    The plea agreement drops robbery and battery charges against the man, who was to be released. A man who grabbed a stranger in downtown Roanoke in March pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted abduction. Mauricio Ramirez-Diaz, 22, initially had been charged with assault and battery and attempted robbery, but in June a Roanoke grand jury added abduction with attempt to defile and misdemeanor sexual battery to the counts against him. Through a plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed the robbery and battery charges and amended the abduction charge to a lesser felony. Ramirez-Diaz, who had been held since March, was given a two-year...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Records from ICE Regarding President’s Illegal Alien Uncle Onyango Obama

    07/12/2012 11:13:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 12, 2012
    Documents Detail Stonewall of Congressional, Press Inquiries and Leak Investigation (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it has obtained records from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regarding President Obama’s illegal alien uncle, Onyango Obama, who was arrested in August 2011 on drunken driving charges in Framingham, Massachusetts. The records include internal ICE correspondence showing agency officials withholding information on Onyango’s release from the press and possibly from Congress. The documents were turned over to Judicial Watch yesterday (July 11) pursuant to a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed...
  • Watchdog Group Files Complaints Against Issa Over Wiretap Leaks

    07/11/2012 11:24:02 AM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | Jordy Yager
    An ethics watchdog group filed complaints against Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) with the Office of Congressional Ethics and the Justice Department on Wednesday for revealing details of federally sealed wiretap applications. In the two complaints filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), the group claims that Issa “violated federal law by including material from a sealed wiretap application in the Congressional Record.” As part of Issa’s successful move to place Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for allegedly not responding to a congressional subpoena, the powerful chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee...
  • FBI indicts 5 men for murder of Border Patrol agent Terry

    07/10/2012 5:23:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    NEWS 4 TUCSON KVOA ^ | Jul 9, 2012 | NA
    (NBC News) - Federal prosecutors are filing more charges in the murder of a US Border Patrol Agent, Brian Terry, whose death is at the center of the controversy over the failed ATF gun tracing operation known as Fast and Furious. The new charges accuse five men of being involved in the shootout with Terry that resulted in his death. Prosecutors say the men were in the US illegally, trying to rob drug couriers. Four of the men are fugitives, federal officials say, and the FBI will ask for public help in finding them. A federal official says it's assumed...
  • FBI unsealing indictment could endanger Terry murder suspects

    07/09/2012 6:42:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Examiner ^ | 7/9/12 | David Codrea
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation unsealed an indictment in Tucson and offered a $1 million reward “for information leading to the arrest of four fugitives” wanted in connection with the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, the Bureau’s Phoenix Division announced today. “Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, Jesus Rosario Favela-Astorga, Ivan Soto-Barraza, Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, and Lionel Portillo-Meza are charged with crimes including first-degree murder, second-degree murder, conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery, attempted interference with commerce by robbery, use and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence, assault on a federal officer, and possession of a firearm by a...
  • Fast and furious cover-up at Holder’s Justice

    07/09/2012 6:16:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 6, 2012 | David A. Keene
    Team Obama resorts to default excuse: Blame Bush Obama administration officials must remind each other daily that they will never have to accept responsibility for anything that goes wrong on their watch as long as they can find some way to blame their troubles on George W. Bush. So it should surprise no one that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and the administration’s surrogates are vociferously claiming that Operation Fast and Furious, the gun-walking scandal run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is all Mr. Bush’s fault. Fast and Furious was a program that resulted...
  • Justice unseals indictment charging 5 in Brian Terry's death

    07/09/2012 2:39:01 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 18 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 9, 2012 | William LaJeunesse
    The Justice Department on Monday unsealed an indictment charging five individuals allegedly involved in Border Patrol agent Brian Terry's death, and announced a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to the arrest of those suspects still at large.  For the first time, federal officials also revealed that Terry and an elite squad of federal agents initially fired bean bags -- not bullets -- at a heavily armed drug cartel crew in the mountains south of Tucson in December 2010. During the exchange, Terry was shot and killed.  The announcement comes amid an intensifying debate over the department's...
  • Kevin O'Reilly Sent to Iraq - Not Allowed to Testify in Fast & Furious: Took Virginia Ramadan's Job

    07/09/2012 1:19:32 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 7 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-8-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    What does Kevin O'Reilly know about Fast and Furious, when did he know it, and why was he spirited off to a job in Iraq that he was not in line for? Why did his Iraq office change the phone number the day after Pajamas Media called and asked to speak with O'Reilly? Virginia Ramadan was expected to ascend to the directorship of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Bureau for Iraq (INL-Iraq). She didn't. O'Reilly did. O'Reilly was serving as a White House National Security advisor during the time of Fast and Furious. One of the star participants, Alcohol...
  • Justice Dept. Unseals Indictment Charging 5 in Border Patrol Agent Terry's Death

    07/09/2012 12:28:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/9/12 | William La Jeunesse
    For the first time, federal officials revealed Monday that murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and an elite squad of federal agents first fired bean bags -- not bullets -- at a heavily armed drug cartel crew in the mountains south of Tucson in December 2011. The announcement came as the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment charging five individuals allegedly involved in Terry's death. A sixth suspect has also been charged in a related incident. The U.S. is also offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to the arrest of four outstanding suspects believed to...
  • Justice unseals indictment charging five in Brian Terry's death

    07/09/2012 11:05:11 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 09, 2012 | William La Jeunesse
    For the first time, federal officials revealed Monday that murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and an elite squad of federal agents first fired bean bags -- not bullets -- at a heavily armed drug cartel crew in the mountains south of Tucson in December 2011. The announcement came as the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment charging five individuals allegedly involved in Terry's death. A sixth suspect has also been charged in a related incident. The U.S. is also offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to the arrest of four outstanding suspects believed to...
  • 'Fast And Furious' Shows GOP's Big Weakness (They're idiots and wimps)

    07/12/2012 1:19:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | July 11, 2012 | Ann Coulter
    Most Americans don't care about whether Attorney General Eric Holder is hiding Fast and Furious documents because they don't understand the story. Until someone can tell us otherwise, there is only one explanation for why President Obama's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives gave thousands of guns to Mexican drug dealers: It put guns in their hands to strengthen liberals' argument for gun control. Precisely because this is such a jaw-dropping accusation — criminality at the highest level of government to score a political point — Republicans refuse to make it. But the problem with Republican rectitude in...
  • DOJ Reveals Brian Terry Was Shooting Bean Bags At Men Who Killed Him

    07/10/2012 5:39:44 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 64 replies
    The Department of Justice unsealed documents today showing that Brian Terry was shooting bean bags at men who returned fire with assault rifles.
  • Obama mum on Fast and Furious - President speaks up for Holder.

    07/11/2012 6:54:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    The Hawkeye ^ | 7/11/12 | CHRISTINIA CRIPPES
    CEDAR RAPIDS - President Barack Obama didn't answer a question posed by The Hawk Eye about the so-called Fast and Furious scandal, citing the ongoing investigation. But he took the opportunity to defend Attorney General Eric Holder's actions so far. The U.S. House voted to find Holder in contempt of Congress last week, due to the fact that his office did not turn over key documents to aid in Congress' investigation of the scandal. U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, has been at the forefront of the investigation, which alleges that the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed...