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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Navy SEAL Author Rejects the Pentagon's Legal Threat

    08/31/2012 9:34:58 PM PDT · by Rabin · 36 replies
    .theatlanticwire ^ | August 31 | John Hudson
    Defense Department's top attorney , "all remedies legally available" against the publication of No Easy Day, (of the) firsthand account of the mission (which culminated in the demise of 0 bin Laden). "You are in material breach and violation of the nondisclosure agreements you signed," wrote Pentagon general counsel Jeh Charles Johnson. The letter; threats of a criminal prosecution seizure of as well as go after publisher Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Group. In a written response, "Mr. Owen sought legal advice about his responsibilities before agreeing to publish his book and scrupulously reviewed the work to ensure that it...
  • Philadelphia shooter 'does not appear' to be observant Muslim: CAIR

    01/08/2016 2:46:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 105 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 1/8/16 | Jason Szep
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The man who shot a policeman in Philadelphia and claimed to have pledged allegiance to Islamic State militants does not appear to be a mosque-going Muslim, a senior official at the largest U.S. Muslim advocacy group said. "At this hour, it does not appear that he was an observant or mosque-going Muslim" in the local community, said Jacob Bender, executive director of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "I've called numerous imams and mosques to try to see if the name rings a bell with anyone. So far it hasn't," he told Reuters in...
  • Immigration crackdown begins with scores arrested

    01/04/2016 10:31:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 4, 2016 | Julian Hattem
    Some 121 people in the U.S. illegally were arrested this past weekend and are currently in the process of being deported back to their home countries, the Department of Homeland Security announced Monday. The arrest of the immigrants marks the first major offensive since a wave of families and unaccompanied children flooded the nation's southern border in 2014, which prompted a renewed debate about U.S. immigration laws and led to accusations from conservatives that the Obama administration has been too weak on protecting the border. This weekend's efforts "should come as no surprise," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in...
  • DHS chief promises to protect Muslims from 'McCarthyism'

    12/18/2015 2:45:04 PM PST · by amorphous · 111 replies
    WND ^ | 18 Dec 2015 | Bob Unruh
    A Washington watchdog group says it has identified a second official in the Obama administration whose family history includes an investigation by the federal government into communist activities. Judicial Watch posted a report Friday that said Jeh Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security, confirmed in a recent news conference that his grandfather appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1940s. Judicial Watch said the FBI previously disclosed that "the dad, maternal grandpa and father-in-law of President Obama's trusted senior adviser, Valerie Jarrett, were hardcore Communists under investigation by the U.S. government." Johnson's family history is relevant, Judicial Watch...
  • Boots on the Ground, in a New York Forest

    12/16/2015 4:48:49 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 16, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the immigration of Tashfeen Malik, and the search for balance in a war-torn world… By the morning of September 23, John Anderson (not his real name) had had a very rough 24 hours. In his line of work, that might not have been unusual, but it was rather new for him. He’d been in this job for a year and a half, and had just closed a pretty substantial deal the day before. The discussions began on the night of the 21st, and went on well into the night, but by morning, an impressive operation was as good...
  • Malkin: Vetting Obama's Witless Vetters at DHS

    12/15/2015 4:16:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 16, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Gaping holes in the K1 fiance visa interview process. Reckless bans on scrutinizing visa applicants' social media posts. Ignored alarms over marriage fraud. New details keep seeping out about all the "red flags" Obama's immigration officials missed in the case of the San Bernardino jihadists. Color me unshocked. The American public and Capitol Hill politicians should have been more vigilant about vetting Obama's vetters in the first place. What do you expect when you put crony know-nothings, political hacks and identity politics zealots in charge of our safety? In case you'd forgotten (or never paid attention), Obama campaign finance bundler...
  • DHS official Kelli Ann Burriesci grilled by House Oversight Committee

    12/14/2015 7:37:01 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    DHS official Kelli Ann Burriesci grilled by House Oversight Committee
  • Cruz (and Sessions) wants immigration details of Calif. shooting suspects

    12/04/2015 1:40:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 3, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Two Republican senators are demanding that the Obama administration hand over the immigration history of the alleged attackers in Wednesday's shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., that killed 14 people. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is running for president, and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Thursday sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry asking for the history of Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik, who were killed during a shootout with police. "In our struggle against terrorism, we are dealing with an enemy that has shown it...
  • Suspect Tashfeen Malik passed DHS counterterrorism screening as part of her vetting for K-1 visa

    12/03/2015 6:01:03 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 106 replies
    CBS via twitter ^ | 3 Dec 2015 | Margaret Brennan
    NEW: Shooting suspect Tashfeen Malik passed DHS counterterrorism screening as part of her vetting for K-1 visa, @margbrennan reports.
  • House votes to curb Syrian refugees, snubs Obama veto threat (veto-proof 289-137 margin)

    11/19/2015 12:26:21 PM PST · by xzins · 103 replies
    CNS ^ | November 19, 2015 | ALAN FRAM
    In a stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama by Republicans and Democrats, the House ignored a veto threat Thursday and overwhelmingly approved GOP legislation erecting fresh hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the United States. Forty-seven Democrats joined all but two Republicans as the House passed the measure by a veto-proof 289-137 margin, a major setback to the lame duck president on an issue —the Islamic State group and the refugees fleeing it — that shows no signs of easing. The vote exceeded the two-thirds majority required to override a veto, and came despite a rushed, early...
  • Senators rebuke Obama for 'concealing immigration history of terrorists'

    11/17/2015 7:00:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/17/15 | Anna Giaritelli
    Republican senators Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions rebuked the Obama administration Tuesday for failing to share with Congress the immigration history of 72 people with terrorist associations living in the U.S. The senators bashed Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry for not providing the individuals' personal and family immigration information, which was requested Aug. 12 and expected by Sept. 4. "More than three months later the administration has not provided immigration details on a single one of the 72. It is quite telling that this administration — which seems to have...
  • Secretary Jeh Johnson, DAPA, and The Case For Impeachment…

    11/10/2015 7:25:01 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 6 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 11/10/15 | sundance
    Something is missing amid all of the punditry opinion regarding the recent 5th CCA ruling upholding the injunction against Obama’s implementation of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program (“DAPA”) FULL BACKSTORY HERE. Something missing which is more serious than the injunction itself. What is fundamentally missing is several levels of seriousness. Obama ConstitutionFirst the underlying 26 state lawsuit has never been argued. When the states went to federal court to sue the White House (executive action) they asked for an immediate injunction blocking implementation. The states argued two points: #1) That if DAPA was allowed...
  • Goodlatte to DHS: Don’t Release Criminal Illegal Aliens Under New Sentencing Guidelines–Deport Them

    10/20/2015 2:33:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 20, 2015 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Tuesday to request that criminal illegal aliens convicted of drug crimes, who are set to be released from federal prisons following a sentencing commission decision, be deported rather than be allowed to stay in the U.S. “I fully expect that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will issue a detainer with the BOP (Bureau of Prisons) for each alien expected to be released pursuant to Amendment 782, and that each alien will be taken into custody by ICE, as required by...
  • Obama brings 1,500 terrorists to U.S. (Crimes allegedly done 'under duress')

    09/29/2015 10:23:27 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    WND ^ | September 29, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    ISIS Terrorist The Obama administration allowed 1,519 terror-stained foreign refugees into the U.S. last year because their crimes were allegedly committed “while under duress.” The administration last year eased federal restrictions against terrorist activity for refugees and asylum seekers. Under the old rules, these 1,519 foreign nationals would have been banned from entering the country because they supported terrorist causes. But under the new rules for vetting refugees, the secretary of Homeland Security has “discretionary authority” to waive certain cases of inadmissibility relating to terrorist activity. A person could have provided shelter or sold a weapon to a terrorist,...
  • Homeland secretary blasts San Francisco sanctuary policy

    09/15/2015 5:55:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 9/15/15 | Sudhin Thanawala
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Tuesday criticized San Francisco's policy of not cooperating fully with immigration officials, calling it counterproductive and unacceptable. The city's sanctuary policy has come under scrutiny since the shooting in July of Kate Steinle as she walked with her father and a family friend along the San Francisco waterfront. The shooting triggered a national debate over immigration after it was revealed the man charged in the killing, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, had been deported five times to his native Mexico and was out on the streets after San Francisco officials disregarded a request from immigrations authorities...
  • 5 Yrs. after Earthquake U.S. Extends “Temporary” Amnesty for Haitian Illegal Aliens

    08/27/2015 12:32:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 27, 2015
    In yet another depiction of the nation’s flawed immigration policies, the Obama administration is extending a humanitarian measure designed to temporarily shield illegal immigrants from deportation during emergencies for the fifth time in five years. It’s officially known as Temporary Protected Status (TPS) but should be renamed permanent—or at least long-term—protected status. It involves tens of thousands of Haitians, who were originally granted TPS after an earthquake devastated the poverty-stricken Caribbean island in 2010. Then Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the benefit would last only 18 months and be limited to Haitian nationals who were in the United States...
  • DHS Chief: Don’t Call it 'Islamic Extremism' Because it Doesn’t Have Anything to Do With... [barf]

    08/02/2015 7:43:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/2/15 | Michael Graham
    Department of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson says that the Islamic State wants to be viewed as Islamic, but they aren't. (video at link)During an interview at the Aspen Security Forum, the interviewer asks if Johnson and DHS are missing the religious dimension of the terrorism we face by denying that it's inspired by Islam. "I couldn't disagree more," Johnson says.Disagree with what?Even if you buy Johnson's intellectually feeble claim that the Koran-quoting, Allah-praising, Halal-keeping members of Islamic State have "no connection to Islam," they certainly believe they do. Denying a connection between al Qaeda and Islam would be like...
  • Homeland Security Chief: We won’t call Chattanooga ‘Islamic terrorism’ out of respect for Muslims

    Why won’t the Obama administration call Fort Hood Islamic Terrorism? Why aren’t they calling Chattanooga Islamic Terrorism? Because it’s disrespect to Muslims and Islam is about peace: ARUTZ SHEVA – Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson announced the policy this past Friday at Aspen Institute’s annual security forum in Washington, D.C. He explained that though it was a Muslim terrorist who shot to death four unarmed Marines in Tennessee two weeks ago, the government will call the attack, and other similar ones, “violent extremism” and not “Islamic terrorism” – out of respect for the Muslim community. Johnson said it is “critical”...
  • Obama Admin: Promoting Murder of US Troops Okay for Obama Funders, But Not for Muslim Clerics

    05/29/2014 10:38:23 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 4 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 29 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Top Obama bundler Jodie Evans with Marxist tyrant Hugo Chavez and Barack Obama The Obama State Department this week disavowed its promotion of a Muslim cleric after it was reported by the Washington Free Beacon that the cleric, Sheik Abdallah Bin Bayyah, endorsed a fatwa in 2004 authorizing Muslims to kill U.S. troops in Iraq. At the same time, the Obama administration continues to deal with Obama funder and Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans who helped deliver cash and humanitarian aid to “the other side” in Fallujah in 2004 and made a personal statement in 2005 supporting the killing of...
  • ‘You Should Be for Americans’: Victims of Illegal-Alien Sanctuary Policies

    07/22/2015 5:40:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | July 21, 2015 | Mark Krikorian
    The Corner The one and only. ‘You Should Be for Americans’: Victims of Illegal-Alien Sanctuary Policies Tell Their Stories by Mark Krikorian July 21, 2015 7:39 PM @MarkSKrikorian The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing today featuring family members of Americans killed by illegal aliens. The witnesses told the stories of Danny Oliver, Grant Ronnebeck, Kathryn Steinle, Dennis McCann, and Josh Wilkerson – all dead because federal, state, and local governments have abdicated their responsibility to protect American citizens from foreign criminals. The anti-borders activists were sensible enough not to disrupt the proceedings, as they have done so often before....
  • Sanctuary cities beyond federal control,DHS chief Jeh Johnson says(What? These are in USA)

    07/15/2015 5:14:07 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 38 replies
    wash times ^ | 7/14/15 | s dinan
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson admitted Tuesday that the administration goofed in releasing an illegal immigrant to sanctuary city San Francisco ahead of a shocking murder earlier this month, but said there’s little the government can do to pressure sanctuary communities to change their minds. Facing lawmakers for the first time since the slaying of Kathryn Steinle, a 32-year-old killed while out walking with her father, Mr. Johnson said he’s made personal appeals to San Francisco to rethink its refusal to let police cooperate with federal immigration agents, and will try again in the wake of the killing.
  • Republicans Blast DHS Head Over San Francisco Pier Killing

    07/14/2015 3:41:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Angry House Republicans accused Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Tuesday of promoting policies that led to the recent killing of a San Francisco woman at the hands of an immigrant in this country illegally. Johnson disputed the criticism but said he plans to evaluate whether a new approach is needed to avoid what happened in San Francisco, where an immigrant with a long criminal record and no legal status was released onto the streets and committed a murder. Body of Former NFL Player Found in Texas Lake And he agreed with Republican critics who said it didn't make sense for...
  • Open-Borders Sociology Prof. Behind New DHS Rule Freeing Illegal Alien Families

    06/26/2015 11:57:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 26, 2015
    A renowned open-borders sociology professor with published research on “victims of deportation policies” is behind the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) new regulation ordering the release of illegal immigrant families in U.S. custody. This week DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson announced the outrageous new policy that will let illegal immigrant families go free in the U.S. All they have to do is claim a “credible or reasonable fear of persecution in their home countries,” Johnson said. The country’s top homeland security official explained that he decided to create this new measure after conducting numerous visits to family residential centers, including one...
  • Illegal immigration lowest since 1972, DHS chief Johnson says(Or how to lie with a straight face)

    06/09/2015 5:18:28 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 26 replies
    wash times ^ | 6/8/15 | s dinan
    Illegal immigration across the southwestern border is on pace for the lowest year since 1972, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Monday, claiming success a year after the surge of illegal immigrant children and families exposed major holes in U.S. policy. Mr. Johnson said there is no guarantee that apprehensions — which he said are a direct indication of the total flow of illegal immigrants — will keep on that four-decade low pace, but said the signs are encouraging. “The bottom line of all this is, in recent years the total number of those who attempt to illegally cross our...
  • Wilders and Sharia Versus Freedom of Speech on Capitol Hill

    06/06/2015 9:47:56 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 6 replies
    Center for Security policy ^ | Articles | April 29, 2015 | The Muslim Brotherhood in America | Andrew Bostom
    Representatives Keith Ellison and Andre Carson doth takiya too much. In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, the good Congressmen seek to ban Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders entry to the U.S. Mr. Wilders is slated to appear for a series of American events, beginning Wednesday, April 29, 2015, on Capitol Hill. But what motivates these Muslim Congressmen to go to such a length? I maintain the answer can be found in two recent investigative reports which elucidated the Muslim Brotherhood connections of Reps. Ellison and Carson.
  • TSA Boss Dumped Over Stunning Security Lapses

    06/02/2015 1:03:27 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 27 replies
    Newser ^ | 06/02/2015 | Arden Dier
    Acting director Melvin Carraway replaced 'effective immediately'The TSA's acting director has been replaced by the acting deputy after an embarrassing report showed TSA agents failed 95% of tests in which fake explosives and weapons were smuggled through security. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says Mark Hatfield will replace Melvin Carraway until the Senate can confirm President Obama's nomination of Coast Guard Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger as the agency's next administrator, which he hopes can be done "as quickly [as] possible," reports the New York Times. Carraway—who only became acting director in January, Politico notes—will move to Homeland Security's Office for...
  • Immigration Lies They Keep Telling US

    06/02/2015 10:31:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/2/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    When a director of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement declares that Agency success in the deporting of illegals has plummeted, I tend to worry about not only who is here, but who is crossing the border now. Pulling agents from the border to babysit those crossing en masse through open areas is something that should not be done and should certainly not be necessary. Obama cutting all funding for the fence in his first term while agents are needed elsewhere makes for a virtual open border. The debacle of Boeing building a “virtual” fence was a disaster. Over one billion...
  • TSA Chief Out After Agents Fail 95 Percent of Airport Breach Tests

    06/01/2015 7:43:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 77 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/1 | TOM COSTELLO and M. ALEX JOHNSON
    The acting head of the Transportation Security Administration was reassigned Monday after an internal investigation by the Department of Homeland Security found security failures at dozens of the nation's busiest airports. The breaches allowed undercover investigators to smuggle weapons, fake explosives and other contraband through numerous checkpoints. Melvin Carraway, an 11-year veteran of the TSA who became acting administrator in January, was immediately reassigned to job coordinating DHS programs with local law enforcement agencies, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said Monday night. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Pete Neffenger's nomination to be permanent administrator is awaiting Senate confirmation. Upon learning the initial...
  • DHS blames tech glitch for violating judge’s amnesty injunction

    05/16/2015 10:00:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 16, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration blamed a technology glitch for why it continued to approve new amnesty applications in February, even after a federal judge issued an injunction, telling the court late Friday that they are now begging about 2,000 illegal immigrants to tear up their three-year work authorizations. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Homeland Security agency that approved the deportation amnesty applications for Dreamers despite the judge’s order, insisted it’s corrected the immigrants’ records at headquarters, but said it’s also asking the immigrants themselves to send back their three-year documents and accept two-year papers instead. The agency also told Judge...
  • DHS secretary: Lone-wolf attackers could ‘strike at any moment’

    05/11/2015 4:58:06 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/10/2015 | Elise Viebeck
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Sunday that the United States is facing a new era in which a lone-wolf terrorist could “strike at any moment.” “We’re very definitely in a new environment, because of ISIL’s effective use of social media, the Internet, which has the ability to reach into the homeland and possibly inspire others,” Johnson said in an interview with ABC’s “This Week,” using the administration's preferred acronym for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). “Because of the use of the Internet, we could have little or no notice in advance of an independent actor attempting...
  • DHS Secretary: ‘Not Necessarily a Government Objective’ to Counter the Terrorists’ Narrative

    05/11/2015 9:17:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 11, 2015 | 6:09 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    The “effective use of social media” by Islamic extremists poses new and serious threats to the U.S. homeland, but “it’s important to remember that a lot of the counter-narrative needs to come from within the community,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. “And so, when I meet with community leaders, I am asking them, what are we doing to counter this narrative? It is slick. It is effective,” Johnson said, referring to the terrorists' Internet recruitment. “But we need to get the message out, and that’s not necessarily a government objective, a government mission. It...
  • DHS broke judge’s order, approved amnesty applications despite injunction

    05/08/2015 9:12:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 8, 2015 | Stepen Dinan
    President Obama’s lawyers admitted to a federal judge late Thursday that they had broken the court’s injunction halting the administration’s new deportation amnesty, issuing thousands of work permits even after Judge Andrew S. Hanen had ordered the program stopped. The stunning admission, filed just before midnight in Texas, where the case is being heard, is the latest misstep for the administration’s lawyers, who are facing possible sanctions by Judge Hanen for their continued problems in arguing the case. The Justice Department lawyers said Homeland Security, which is the defendant in the case, told them Wednesday that an immigration agency had...
  • ICE Director: Officers Must Carry Cards to Help Them Keep Their Immigration Priorities Straight

    04/14/2015 10:30:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 14, 2015 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - There was a bit of show and tell Tuesday on Capitol Hill, when Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldana told the House Judiciary Committee about her department’s efforts to enforce immigration law while also following the more lenient policies outlined by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson last November. "We have actually put out real substantial training on this, sir," Saldana told Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.). "And every officer uses one of these cards, which clearly outlines those priorities." Saldana held up one of the cards. "And quite frankly, I carry it myself -- and try to make...
  • Top Obama Official: Reading Koran Reminds Me of “Quintessentially American Values”

    03/26/2015 4:20:30 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | march 24, 2015 | jim hoft
    Obama Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson told the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) that reading the Koran reminds him of “quintessentially American values.”
  • Jeh Johnson’s malfeasance

    03/26/2015 10:15:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-26-15 | Frank Gaffney, Jr.
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declared Monday that “reading the Quran” reminds him of “quintessential American values.” The Muslim Brotherhood-aligned influence operation he addressed was pleased. The rest of us should be alarmed. There are, of course, passages of the Koran that are peaceable and encourage tolerance. Presumably, those are the ones to which Mr. Johnson was referring. Unfortunately, according to the authorities of Islam and their supremacist doctrine of shariah, such passages have been explicitly replaced by others that are virulently hateful and intolerant. They demand adherents engage in holy war, not practice true American values. Mr. Johnson is...
  • Top DHS official shows ‘favoritism’ to wealthy, Dem-connected immigrants: report

    03/24/2015 11:58:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 24, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department meddled in three high-profile immigration cases, giving special treatment to applications from wealthy and well-connected immigrants after calls from major Democrats despite the objections of career employees, the department’s inspector general concluded in a report Tuesday. Alejandro Mayorkas, who was elevated from head of the department’s legal immigration agency to be deputy secretary while the investigation was ongoing, also angered many of his colleagues by getting involved in the cases, and “created an appearance of favoritism and special access” for the wealthy immigrants, the inspector general concluded. Inspector General John Roth...
  • Report: Homeland Security Official Used Improper Influence

    03/24/2015 11:21:00 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/24/2015 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department improperly intervened on behalf of foreign investors in three cases involving the U.S. government soliciting investments in exchange for American visas, the agency's inspector general said Tuesday. Investigators said he helped secure the visas, and created the appearance of favoritism and special access. The investigation could not suggest a motive for the official's involvement.
  • Chaos in House as lawmakers reject DHS bill; shutdown nears

    02/27/2015 3:30:43 PM PST · by maggief · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2015 | Rebecca Shabad
    A short-term funding measure to keep the Department of Homeland Security open (DHS) was defeated in the House on Friday in a stunning vote that could result in a partial government shutdown at midnight. The bill failed 203-224, with 51 Republicans voting against legislation that was set to fund the DHS and its associated agencies through March 19. Twelve Democrats voted for it. The vote is a humiliating defeat for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his leadership team, who had scrambled to bring the three-week funding bill to the floor ahead of the looming deadline. The next steps on the...
  • Amnesty shocker! The secret behind Obama's 'order'

    02/22/2015 2:08:21 PM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 19 replies
    World net Daily ^ | December 3, 2014 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – Did President Obama just set up Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to be a candidate for impeachment instead of himself if conservatives convince the Republican majorities in the House and the Senate that his “executive actions” on immigration are unconstitutional? The inquiry begins with the question: Where are the executive orders Obama supposedly signed to permit up to 5 million parents of young illegal aliens to remain in the United States for three years? The White House appears to have engaged in administrative sleight of hand, changing U.S. immigration law not by executive order but...
  • DHS hides crucial fact on 'terrorist influx' Mall attackers recruited from 1 state in particular

    02/23/2015 10:11:59 PM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    WND ^ | February 23, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Al-Shabab terrorist on propaganda video seeking to inspire lone-wolf attacks on malls, including the Mall of America in Minnesota. Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson warned that a Somalia-based terrorist group is encouraging “independent actors” to carry out attacks in Western countries, with the Mall of America in Minnesota among the specific targets, but he failed to mention that the U.S. continues to import hundreds of high-risk Islamic refugees from Somalia every month. The U.S. State Department’s refugee-resettlement program has placed more than 100,000 Somalis into U.S cities and towns since the early 1990s – all of them Muslims hand-selected...
  • Homeland Secretary Johnson suggests term 'violent extremism' used at behest of Muslim leaders

    02/22/2015 3:38:21 PM PST · by workerbee · 25 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/22/15
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Sunday that President Obama’s decision not to say the actions of the Islamic State is a form of “radical Islam” is at the behest of the Muslim community. “The thing I hear from leaders in the Muslim community in this country is ISIL is attempting to hijack my religion,” Johnson told “Fox News Sunday,” referring to the terror group also known as Islamic State, or ISIS. Johnson said the leaders argue their religion is about peace and brotherhood and “resent” that Islamic State is “attempting to hijack that from us.” Obama is facing...
  • DHS Secretary: To call the Islamic State Islamic would be “dignifying them as occupying...

    02/22/2015 3:09:53 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 33 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/22/15 | Robert Spencer
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was reduced to stammering tautologies when George Stephanopoulos asked him why the Administration won’t call the Islamic State Islamic: “Now I have to say, when I travel around the country and meet with Muslim leaders in this country in these engagements that I have, they all tend to say pretty much the same thing, which is that ‘ISIL has hijacked my religion.’ And so, in my view, if we start referring to ISIL as occupying any form of the Islamic theology, we’re pretty much dignifying them as occupying some form of, of that faith, and...
  • Jeh Johnson: The Administration Must "Give Voice To The Plight Of Muslims"

    02/19/2015 7:52:35 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 64 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 18, 2015
    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY JEH JOHNSON: We in the administration and the government should give voice to the plight of Muslims living in this country and the discrimination that they face.
  • After Judge’s Ruling, Obama Delays Immigration Actions

    02/17/2015 11:58:36 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 38 replies
    NYT ^ | February 17, 2015 | By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and ASHLEY PARKER
    WASHINGTON — Just one day before undocumented immigrants were set to begin applying for work permits and legal protections, the Obama administration announced on Tuesday that it would delay carrying out President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, saying a federal judge’s last-minute ruling had tied the White House’s hands. Jeh C. Johnson, the Homeland Security secretary, vowed to appeal the court ruling, which said that the president had not followed proper legal procedures in instituting his program. But Mr. Johnson said the department would comply with it by suspending plans to begin accepting applications from an expanded group of illegal...
  • Terrorist Sleeper Cells Poised to Attack in US

    02/09/2015 6:05:40 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 42 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 2/9 | Greg Richter
    There are individuals living in the United States today who have contact with the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) and other terrorist groups who have "a desire to conduct an attack" on U.S. soil, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." Johnson would not say how many such individuals the government is aware of, but did say the number is dwarfed by the number of people in Europe intent on carrying out out acts of terror there. And the ability to recruit and communicate through social media has only strengthened the ability to inspire...
  • DHS SECRETARY THREATENS US SHERIFFS: Obama Will Cut Their Grants If Congress Does Not Fund Amnesty

    02/03/2015 8:51:31 PM PST · by servo1969 · 113 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-3-2015 | Jim Hoft
    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson threatened US sheriffs today. Johnson told the sheriffs that they will not receive federal grants they are counting on if the Republican Congress does not fund amnesty.Sheriff Justin Smith from Larimer County Colorado posted this tonight on his Facebook page: I received a very interesting veiled threat letter from Jeh Johnson, the Secretary of Homeland Security addressed to all police chiefs and sheriffs around the country.His letter made it clear that if Congress didn’t send President Obama the DHS funding bill that he wanted (rubberstamping the president’s executive amnesty), local and state public...
  • Illegal immigration up, deportations down in 2014: DHS

    12/19/2014 2:19:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 19, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    The number of illegal immigrants crossing the border rose in 2014, while deportations dropped, according to new statistics Homeland Security released Friday in a pre-holiday data dump that signaled potential problems on both sides of the immigration enforcement equation. Apprehensions on the border, which Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says is a yardstick for overall illegal immigration, rose 16 percent in fiscal year 2014, while deportations from within the interior of the U.S. — the measure of how much the administration is going after long-time illegal immigrants — fell 24 percent. Those numbers, which cover from Oct. 1, 2013, through...
  • Obama’s Amnesty Plan Also Ends Program for Enforcing Immigration Laws

    12/16/2014 9:58:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 16, 2014 - 4:08 PM | Penny Starr
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a series of memorandums on the same day the President Barack Obama announced he would take executive action to protect millions of illegal aliens from being deported, including ending Secure Communities, the partnership between federal, state and local law enforcement to facilitate the enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws. “The Secure Communities program, as we know it, will be discontinued,” the first line of Johnson’s Nov. 20 memo reads. […] “The goal of Secure Communities was to more effectively identify and facilitate the removal of criminal aliens in the custody of state a local...