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  • Republican Threatens Legal Action Against DHS Over Immigrant-Data Subpoena

    11/21/2011 4:34:22 PM PST · by opentalk · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2011 | Judson Berger
    A top House Republican is threatening to enforce a subpoena for criminal immigrant information "to the fullest extent" of the law, after claiming the Obama administration "stonewalled" his request. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith for months has been seeking a comprehensive list of names and other information for the thousands of immigrants who are flagged, but not taken into custody or deported through a program known as Secure Communities. Earlier this month, a subcommittee on his panel subpoenaed the Department of Homeland Security for the information, claiming it was "not acting in good faith." It was the first subpoena...
  • FLASHBACK: Napolitano defends report on right-wing extremist groups (OWS nuts off the hook?)

    11/17/2011 5:27:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/15/09
    Napolitano defends report on right-wing extremist groupsApril 15, 2009 The Department of Homeland Security will never monitor ideology or political beliefs, the head of the agency said Wednesday, responding to criticism of a recent report on right-wing extremist groups. **SNIP** The report, "Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment," said right-wing extremist groups may be using the recession and the election of the nation's first African-American president to recruit members. The report, which was prepared in coordination with the FBI, was published last week. It was distributed to federal, state and local law enforcement...
  • DHS Launches Obama’s Amnesty Plan

    11/17/2011 4:30:32 PM PST · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 17, 2011 | Judicial Watch
    The Obama amnesty plan officially begins this week, according to a mainstream newspaper that obtained internal Homeland Security documents outlining “sweeping changes” in immigration enforcement that will halt the deportation of illegal aliens with no criminal records. Much has been reported about the administration’s intention to implement a stealth amnesty plan if congress doesn’t act to spare the nation’s estimated 12 million illegal aliens, but this is the first confirmation that it’s come to fruition. Beginning this week the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will review all deportation cases and start a nationwide “training program” to assure that enforcement agents...
  • Andrew Napolitano - Who Is Better Off Now?

    11/17/2011 8:03:23 AM PST · by all the best · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | November 17, 2011
    Judge Napolitano looks at the state of the union to determine who is better off now than four years ago.
  • Muslim Homeland Security Adviser Accused of Leaking Documents

    11/09/2011 9:28:17 AM PST · by TheDailyChange · 9 replies
    FoxNation ^ | 11092011 | Erick Stakelbeck
    As an advisor to the Department of Homeland Security, Mohammed Elibiary was given access to sensitive government documents. Now the Texas Muslim activist stands accused of leaking some of those documents to the media to spread charges of "Islamophobia."
  • DHS Brings Anti-Terrorist Message to Hotel Rooms

    11/06/2011 5:20:50 AM PST · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | 11/4/2011 | Raven Clabough
    The Department of Homeland Security has announced it will be bringing it’s "If You See Something, Say Something™" campaign to hotel rooms across the nation. Guests checking in at reputable hotels like the Marriott and Hilton will be greeted by a message featuring Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano immediately upon turning on their televisions. According to the Department of Homeland Security, the "If You See Something, Say Something™" campaign was launched in July 2010, as a “simple and effective program to raise public awareness of indicators of terrorism and violent crime, and to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity...
  • Holder, Napolitano share heat as more trouble brewing(gunwalker)

    11/04/2011 5:58:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 November, 2011 | Dave Workman
    As if Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano didn’t have enough trouble with questions about Operation Fast and Furious, pressure is building on Capitol Hill for Holder to step down, while Sen. Charles Grassley is now asking some probing questions of Napolitano about “sanctuary cities.” Grassley sent a letter to Napolitano Wednesday. Seattle is a “sanctuary city,” where police are not allowed to quickly ascertain someone’s immigration status. The King County Sheriff’s Department doesn’t ask that question, either, but actually likes it that way so that potential crime witnesses do not fear being quizzed about their...
  • Sec. Napolitano Faces Tough Questions from House Judiciary Committee

    11/04/2011 3:36:39 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 2 replies
    NumbersUSA.com ^ | November 1, 2011 | Jonathan Osborne
    The House Judiciary Committee hosted a Department of Homeland Security oversight hearing last Wednesday with Secretary Janet Napolitano. As you may recall, the House Homeland Security Committee shares a certain amount of legislative jurisdiction with the House Judiciary Committee regarding the Department of Homeland Security. While the Homeland Security Committee covers border security issues, most immigration legislation is covered by the Judiciary Committee. As a result, during the authorization process, the Secretary of Homeland Security is often called to testify before two committees. It’s not a fun process for the Secretary to get grilled and asked obscure questions. I might...
  • Subpoena OK’d for ICE’s illegal-immigration data

    11/02/2011 3:07:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2011 | Stephen Dinan
    Despite a flurry of late promises Wednesday, the Obama administration failed to produce immigration data House Republicans want to see, so the chamber’s immigration subcommittee voted to authorize a subpoena to compel the information’s release. The move signals a growing unrest among House Republicans who, after taking control of the chamber earlier this year, believe they are now being stonewalled by the administration. Republicans want data on the hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who have been arrested but whom U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) declined to put in deportation proceedings. “The American people have a right to know...
  • Homeland Security Orders a Reduction in Border Inspections

    11/02/2011 9:42:55 AM PDT · by yoe · 12 replies
    While Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano touts the U.S. border as being more secure than ever, the Department is quietly ordering Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to scale back border inspections. In a news report out of Texas last week, current and former CBP agents are saying the standard daily presence and routine checks normally conducted by CBP officers at transportation hubs are a thing of the past. (KRGV, Oct. 25, 2011) According to the Associated Press, field offices nationwide began receiving secret orders to scale back the inspections soon after Secretary Napolitano announced the administration would begin to grant...
  • Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano LIES to House Committee in Fast and Furious testimony

    11/02/2011 9:02:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/2/2011 | Doug Book
    During her October 25th testimony before the House Government Oversight Committee, Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano claimed she has never spoken about Fast and Furious with Attorney General Eric Holder, had never heard of the deadly scheme prior to the December 2010 killing of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry (as it was an ATF operation) and although head of Homeland Security, considered it unnecessary to learn more about the deliberate SMUGGLING of thousands of weapons into the hands of Mexican drug dealers because there was an investigation being performed by the Inspector General at the Department of Justice....
  • Napolitano and Clinton ‘Gunwalker’ reactions simply not credible

    11/02/2011 4:31:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 November, 2011 | David Codrea
    “Congressional Republicans are trying to expand the scope of questions over the disastrous ATF gun-sting operation ‘Fast and Furious’ to Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano, asking her why she never investigated even after suspected guns showed up at the scene of a dead U.S. Border Patrol agent,” The Washington Times reports. “Napolitano responded that her immediate concern was finding the killers of Agent Brian Terry and that she didn't know until the spring of this year that there were indications his death involved weapons that were part of the federal gun trafficking probe,” Politico explains. The first day of...
  • Did ‘Big Sis’ lay some big eggs before House Judiciary?(gunwalker)

    10/29/2011 6:55:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 27 October, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Under intense questioning Wednesday by Congressmen Darrell Issa and Trey Gowdy during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, Homeland Security Secretary seemed to weave, dodge, protest and perhaps demonstrate some ignorance about Operation Fast and Furious. Later, when interviewed by Lou Dobbs on Fox News’ business channel, both Issa and Gowdy expressed their frustration and disappointment at Napolitano’s performance. Issa chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which has been holding hearings on Fast and Furious. He seemed appalled at Napolitano’s responses to his questions, and there was no small amount of verbal combat between the Secretary and...
  • Unsatisfactory Fast & Furious answers fuel cover-up beliefs(gunwalker)

    10/29/2011 6:44:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 28 October, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Testimony this week relating to Operation Fast and Furious from two members of the Obama cabinet before two different House committees has left more questions than answers for members of Congress who are trying to get to the bottom of this case. Instead of getting closer to learning who knew what and when they knew it, Congressmen Darrell Issa, Jason Chaffetz, Trey Gowdy and Connie Mack appear more convinced than ever that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton don’t seem to know much about anything, or at least want it to appear that way. Clinton,...
  • Battle for the Border: Officer Says Cartels Starting to Retaliate on Law Enforcement

    10/28/2011 11:30:59 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies
    KRGV ^ | 10/28/2011 | Stephanie Bertini
    WESLACO - It's been six years since CHANNEL 5 NEWS spoke with members of Los Zetas. Back then, they told us they were already in the United States and it was only going to get worse. Now CHANNEL 5 NEWS is speaking with a law enforcement officer about how things have changed since 2006. The officer has asked we conceal his identity so the cartels or his peers can't find out. We're going to call him "Pete". "There's people that wait to see when you leave work," he says. "Pete" says his family would be in danger if his identity...
  • Napolitano silent on alternatives while criminal aliens released in U.S.

    10/27/2011 7:27:05 PM PDT · by martosko · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/27/2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told a House committee that she is “not aware” of any actions the Obama administration has taken against countries that will not accept back illegal immigrants in “deportation status,” some of whom have committed crimes. After a “six-month detention period,” the illegal immigrants are released within the United States. “DHS is supposed to order or give the country that refuses to take back its aliens — the Secretary of State ‘shall order’ — that the visas to its citizens be suspended,” Adams concluded. ”How many have you recommended under Section 243(d)?” Napolitano answered, “We have...
  • IG Schnedar’s investigation: Gunwalker’s “Little Bighorn?”

    10/27/2011 7:10:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    bob-owens.com ^ | 24 October, 2011 | Bob Owens
    A string of damning emails and testimony has laid waste to the Obama Administration’s planned defense in depth over their involvement in Operation Fast and Furious, a multi-agency plot that saw ATF, DEA, and FBI agents within the Department of Justice colluding with ICE agents in Homeland Security and IRS-CID agents within Treasury to assure that at least 2,020 firearms would be transferred from U.S. gun shops to the Sinaloa cartel without the possibility of state or local authorities interdicting smuggled weapons or arresting the straw purchasers or the smugglers themselves. In recent comments by Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano,...
  • GOP asks Napolitano why she didn’t meet with Holder on Fast and Furious

    10/27/2011 11:19:34 AM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/26/11 | Jordy Yager
    Republicans on Wednesday peppered Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano with questions regarding her involvement in a botched federal gun tracking operation. Napolitano, appearing before the House Judiciary Committee, said she has not met with Attorney General Eric Holder about the Fast and Furious operation, which oversaw the sale of thousands of firearms to known and suspected straw buyers for Mexican drug cartels. Republicans were outraged that Napolitano had not talked to Holder about the operation, saying that she should have done so when she learned that two of the weapons sold under Fast and Furious were found at the murder...
  • Rep. Chaffetz Questions Secretary Napolitano on "Fast and Furious"

    10/27/2011 7:33:26 AM PDT · by vg0va3 · 14 replies
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz ^ | 102611 | JasonChaffetz
    :28 Chaffetz: When did you first speak with Eric Holder about Fast and Furious? Napolitano: I don't believe I have ever spoken with Eric Holder about Fast and Furious. 3:01 Why is that you, as the Secretary of of Homeland Security with one of your agents dead on the scene, did not get briefed about fast and furious? Napolitano: I do not know.
  • Issa, Gowdy & Chaffetz grill Napolitano. (gunwalker)

    10/27/2011 6:35:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 26 October, 2011 | Mike Vanderboegh
    There are three videos of Napolitano testifying before the Oversight Committee. I do not have a fast connection, so I have not watched them. Commentary from knowledgeable freepers is highly encouraged.
  • Janet Napolitano Was "Recalcitrant" And A "Reluctant Witness" (gunwalker)

    10/27/2011 6:30:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    onlygunsandmoney ^ | 26 October, 2011 | John Richardson
    In an interview with Lou Dobbs on Fox Business, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) characterized Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano as recalcitrant and a reluctant witness. She testified before the House Judiciary Committee where she was grilled about Operation Fast and Furious by a number of Republican members of the committee. Napolitano, at one point likening the questioning to a cross-examination, said repeatedly she only learned of "Fast and Furious" after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in December. She emphasized the operation, conceived and run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...
  • Napolitano: Jailed Illegals Will Get Phone Number to Report Civil Rights Violations

    10/26/2011 7:20:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 10/26/11 | Penny Starr
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the House Judiciary Committee in written testimony submitted Wednesday that illegal aliens taken into custody by local law enforcement and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement will be given a phone number to call if they believe their civil rights have been violated. The phone number will be provided on a form that will include directions on how to file a complaint in six different languages. Napolitano told the committee that ICE has “updated its detainer form to clarify the
  • Criminal Activities Among TSA Workers Continues

    10/21/2011 3:29:07 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 19 replies
    Examiner ^ | Oct. 19, 2011 | Ellen Cannon
    Although the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to remind us that “The TSA holds its security officers to the highest professional and ethical standards and aggressively investigates allegations of misconduct,” allegations of individual misconduct continue to be reported. Yesterday’s local coverage of the son of a former Los Angeles fire chief being charged with bribing a federal Transportation officer at Los Angeles International Airport made front page news. Millage Peaks IV admitted to the FBI that a TSA employee helped him smuggle marijuana past security on nine separate trips he made from LAX. The TSA officer, Diane Perez, allegedly...
  • Napolitano: DHS Authorizing Illegal Aliens to Work in US

    10/20/2011 7:35:12 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 20, 2011 | Edwin Mora, CNS News
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that under the administration’s policy of exercising “prosecutorial discretion” in the enforcement of the immigration laws, her department is currently authorizing some illegal aliens to work in the United States. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, asked Napolitano: “According to the information from your department, some individuals who are given relief will obtain work authorizations. So people with no right to be in the country will be allowed to work here. Is that correct?” Napolitano said: “Well, senator, since around 1986 there has...
  • Napolitano: DHS Authorizing Illegal Aliens to Work in U.S.

    10/19/2011 4:07:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies · 1+ views
    CNS News ^ | 10/19/11 | Edwin Mora
    (CNSNews.com) -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that under the administration’s policy of exercising “prosecutorial discretion” in the enforcement of the immigration laws, her department is currently authorizing some illegal aliens to work in the United States. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking-member of the Senate Judiciary panel, asked Napolitano: “According to the information from your department, some individuals who are given relief will obtain work authorizations. So people with no right to be in the country will be allowed to work here. Is that correct?”
  • Mexican Drug Cartels Make Texas Border A “War Zone”

    10/18/2011 10:07:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 18, 2011
    While the Obama Administration downplays violence along the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities in Texas reveal that Mexican drug cartels have transformed parts of the state into a war zone where shootings, beheadings, kidnappings and murders are common. In fact, drug-cartel violence is so severe that Texas counties along the Mexican border are under attack around the clock, according to an alarming report published by the state’s Department of Agriculture. The agency was ordered by the state legislature to conduct an assessment of the impact of illegal activity along the Texas-Mexico border on rural landowners and the agriculture industry. Texas Agriculture...
  • DPS (Texas) Warns Parents that Cartels Recruiting High School Students

    10/15/2011 12:15:04 PM PDT · by opentalk · 14 replies
    KRGV-TVCHANNEL 5 NEWS (TX) ^ | October 14, 2011 | KRGV
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety is warning parents about drug cartels recruiting Texas high school students. DPS officials say they caught a 12-year-old boy driving a stolen pickup truck containing more than 800 pounds of marijuana last week. Last month, two Texas teenagers were lured to Mexico where they were kidnapped, beaten, ransomed and released in a remote area along the Rio Grande River. In one Texas border county, more than 25 juveniles were arrested for drug trafficking within the past year. “Mexican cartels have corrupted nearly an entire generation of youth living in Northern Mexico and...
  • ‘Fast and Furious’ Flashback: Big Sis Brags About Weapons Tracing Program In 2009 (video)

    10/14/2011 4:22:38 PM PDT · by blueyon · 25 replies
    Breitbart.TV ^ | 10/14/2011
    At a March 2009 press conference announcing tough initiatives to help with crime on the US/Mexican border, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napalotano brags about and takes ownership of a program that sounds mysteriously like "Fast and Furious"
  • Gunwalker: Issa Reveals Drug Enforcement Administration Involvement

    10/11/2011 6:17:51 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/11/2011 | Bob Owens
    It was a brutal weekend for the Obama administration: Gunwalker continued unraveling at a faster pace, with new developments suggesting that Attorney General Eric Holder may not be the only Obama appointee destined for a political fall and possible criminal charges. In an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa revealed for the first time that the Drug Enforcement Administration was far more involved in running the operation than the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives: It wasn’t an ATF operation. They were part of that. It was a...
  • John McCain's furious but not fast

    10/11/2011 4:46:47 AM PDT · by opentalk · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | October 6, 2011 | Tim Mak
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) says he is “leaning towards” calling for the White House to appoint a special counsel to investigate Attorney General Eric Holder in the Fast and Furious gun-running operation, but wants to hold a meeting of the entire Arizona delegation first. McCain told Fox News’ Greta van Susteren that if he were to call for a special counsel, he would do it along with a unified Arizona congressional delegation. “We are leaning towards it, but I want to talk with the whole delegation and act as a unified delegation. We all represent the state of Arizona where...
  • ISSA subpoenaing more Fast and Furious information from Eric Holder, Justice Department

    10/09/2011 4:50:47 PM PDT · by matthewreporter · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 9, 2011 | Matthew Boyle
    House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa announced plans Sunday to issue more subpoenas to Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department in the ongoing Operation Fast and Furious congressional investigation. “We want to know: what did they know and when did they know it,” Issa said on “Fox News Sunday.” “But, more specifically, we have to understand, at what level did the authorization come? It wasn’t an ATF operation — they were part of that.” “It was a joint operation, the DEA [Drug Enforcement Administration] knew more than ATF knew,” Issa continued. “And, of course, these are all...
  • Homeland Security moves forward with 'pre-crime' detection (Big Government™ is watching you)

    10/07/2011 8:18:33 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 80 replies
    CNET ^ | 2011-10-07 | Declan McCullagh
    An internal U.S. Department of Homeland Security document indicates that a controversial program designed to predict whether a person will commit a crime is already being tested on some members of the public voluntarily, CNET has learned. If this sounds a bit like the Tom Cruise movie called "Minority Report," or the CBS drama "Person of Interest," it is. But where "Minority Report" author Philip K. Dick enlisted psychics to predict crimes, DHS is betting on algorithms: it's building a "prototype screening facility" that it hopes will use factors such as ethnicity, gender, breathing, and heart rate to "detect cues...
  • 9 US Sheriffs Announce Press Conference to Call for Holder’s Resignation

    10/07/2011 7:54:50 AM PDT · by opentalk · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 6, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    Nine US sheriffs will hold a press conference on Friday morning and call for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign. The sheriffs will also call for accessory to murder charges for any future victims of Fast and Furious guns.video Nine US sheriffs will hold a press conference on Friday morning and call for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign. The sheriffs will also call for accessory to murder charges for any future victims of Fast and Furious guns. ABC15 has more on tomorrow’s press conference: Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and nine other elected sheriffs will hold a press conference...
  • U.S. Admits Mexican (Drug) Cartels Control Parts Of Border

    10/01/2011 2:40:57 PM PDT · by opentalk · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 29, 2011 | Judicial Watch
    Janet Napolitano spent much of the spring sounding like a broken record ensuring that the U.S.-Mexico border is safe when the reality is that stretches are controlled by drug-trafficking organizations. A new federal report exposing the ugly truth about the southern border has left President Obama’s Homeland Security Secretary with egg on her face. Published by the Justice Department’s National Drug Intelligence Center, the document contradicts much of what Napolitano has preached in the last few months during highly publicized jaunts to the crime-infested region. Remember this? The Mexican border “is as secure as it has ever been.” Or what...
  • Safer Than It’s Ever Been! Really![Tex-Mex Border]

    09/29/2011 9:02:09 AM PDT · by thouworm · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | Sept. 29, 2011 | Mark Krikorian
    Safer Than It’s Ever Been! Really!By Mark Krikorian September 29, 2011 9:46 AM Both the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal agree that, since illegal crossings are down at the Mexican border, it’s time to proceed to amnesty and huge increases in immigration (9 percent unemployment? Who cares!). The border is safer than it’s ever been, in the words of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. The only thing left to do is dig a moat and fill it with alligators, joked President Obama.Well, someone didn’t tell the two retired generals who’ve just released “Texas Border Security: A Strategic Military Assessment”: During the...
  • Homeland Security Released Terror Operative Who Illegally Crossed Border (PJM Exclusive)

    09/26/2011 4:24:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 26, 2011 | Patrick Poole
    They don't have a clue where he is. Two Bangladeshis who were caught by Customs and Border Protection illegally crossing the border in June 2010 admitted under questioning that they were members of a designated terrorist organization that signed on to a fatwa by Osama bin Laden pledging to wage war against Americans. But amazingly, after one of the men requested asylum, he was released on bond. And now one Homeland Security official tells me, concerning the released terror operative, “We don’t have the slightest idea where he is now.” The two men, Muhammad Nazmul Hasan and Mirza Muhammad Saifuddin,...
  • DHS to check, control your home energy use as an item of National Security

    12/20/2010 12:30:33 PM PST · by pabianice · 64 replies · 3+ views
    WRKO radio | 12/20/10
    Heard on car radio. Janet Napolitano has announced that since energy use is "a matter of national security," the DHS is setting in place a system to check on individuals' hone use of electricity, esp. ensuring that no light bulbs be incandescent in 2012. Good news for companies that sell remote-monitoring energy meters I guess. Obama is doubling-down again; intends to use executive authority to impose his rule.
  • Napolitano denies knowledge of Fast and Furious gun-tracking program

    09/13/2011 12:40:31 PM PDT · by maggief · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 13, 2011 | Jordy Yager
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told senators for the first time Tuesday that she had no knowledge of a botched federal gun-tracking program while it was ongoing. In testimony before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Napolitano said she was first made aware of the Fast and Furious operation after U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in the line of duty. “Let me be very clear for the record, you were unfamiliar with Operation Fast and Furious while the operation was under way?” asked Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). “That is accurate,” Napolitano replied.
  • Ms. Napolitano, Show Us the Border

    09/12/2011 5:34:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2011 | Katie Kieffer
    Out of sight is out of mind. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano can give the impression she’s doing her job and keeping Americans safe when Americans are unaware of the dangers lurking next door. Napolitano can’t stop natural oppressors like tropical storms, hurricanes or earthquakes but she can impede the drug cartel violence on the U.S.-Mexico border. Nevertheless, Napolitano refuses to publicly acknowledge the extent of border violence from drug cartels. She also refrains from pressuring the media to cover the preventable destruction and bloodshed on the border as much as it covers natural disasters. Between 35,000 and 40,000...
  • Germany detains 2 in alleged bomb plot (Muslims building fertilizer bomb)

    09/08/2011 5:54:53 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    CBS ^ | 9/8/11 | Associated Press
    German police on Thursday detained two men suspected of obtaining potential ingredients for a bomb and searched an Islamic center where the pair had spent time. The men were detained three days before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and followed a weekend statement by the interior minister that threats to Germany remained "real and intensive." The Berlin apartments of the two suspects, a 24-year-old German of Lebanese descent and a 28-year-old from Gaza, were searched for evidence, Berlin police spokesman Thomas Neuendorf said. The men, who were not otherwise identified, are suspected of working together to...
  • Napolitano says 'lots of chatter' as 9-11 nears

    09/08/2011 3:16:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/8/11 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said there is "a lot of chatter" around the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but there is no information about a specific threat. Napolitano told reporters Thursday that "in the intel world there is lots of chatter and we are taking it very seriously."
  • Breaking: Nevada IHOP shooter was Mexican national

    09/08/2011 10:33:17 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 114 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 9-7-11 | Gibson
    Spokeswoman for Nevada’s Joint Information Center, Lesley Henrie has just confirmed that Eduardo Sencion, 32, the man who on Tuesday, killed five people, including himself yesterday in a shooting spree at a Carson City IHOP is a Mexican national in the country on a valid passport. Sencion reportedly opened fire outside the restaurant, then walked inside and continued to shoot. Three of those killed were members of the Nevada National Guard, and there is a great deal of speculation on whether or not they were targeted because they were in their uniforms. There was also a 67-year-old woman killed in...
  • Napolitano: no 9/11 anniversary Qaeda plot seen

    09/02/2011 11:00:23 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 2, 2011 | Tabassum Zakaria
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Friday there was no credible intelligence that al Qaeda was plotting an attack for the September 11 anniversary, but the United States remained at a heightened state of vigilance. Security officials are being especially watchful as the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks approaches. Al Qaeda was responsible for the attacks in which hijacked planes were rammed into the Twin Towers in New York, struck the Pentagon, and crashed into a Pennsylvania field. "While there is no specific or credible intelligence that al Qaeda or its affiliates are plotting...
  • JW Uncovers Documents from DHS Detailing Obama Plan to Impose DREAM Act by Suspending...

    09/01/2011 1:41:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 1, 2011
    Complete title: JW Uncovers Documents from DHS Detailing Obama Plan to Impose DREAM Act by Suspending Illegal Alien DeportationsRecords Show Obama Administration Began to Implement Provisions of the DREAM Act Rejected by Congress; DHS Official: “And we wonder why ppl [people] FOIA us.” Washington, DC -- September 1, 2011 Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Obama Department of Homeland Security (DHS) detailing behind-the-scenes efforts by the Obama administration to bypass Congress and grant amnesty at least one million illegal aliens by suspending immigration deportation proceedings...
  • Napolitano Says She's Deporting Enough Illegal Immigrants

    08/30/2011 9:30:22 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    U.S. News & World Report (blog) ^ | August 30, 2011 | Paul Bedard
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano indicated today that the U.S. doesn't need to boost the annual number of illegal immigrant deportations, now 400,000 annually, because she's grabbing most of the criminals and sending them home. "If we come to the point where we are unable to remove everybody we know has a threat to security or has a criminal record, violated criminal laws, or that we've caught right at the border, or is a fugitive, or has multiple reentries and we don't have the resources to remove those, then the Congress should look at the resources they give us," she...
  • Perry bills feds $349M for incarcerating illegals

    08/26/2011 10:10:53 PM PDT · by quantim · 161 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Aug 26, 10:56 PM EDT | APRIL CASTRO
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for nearly $350 million to cover the costs he says Texas has incurred incarcerating illegal immigrants in state prisons and county jails. In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Perry reiterated a claim he's often leveled against the federal government: that it's not doing enough to secure the border with Mexico and as a result, has allowed illegal immigrants to enter the U.S. and use taxpayer-funded resources, including the prison system. The letter was dated Aug. 10, three days before the Republican...
  • Perry bills feds for housing illegals

    08/26/2011 3:50:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 26, 2011 | APRIL CASTRO
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to reimburse the state $350 million to cover costs of imprisoning illegal immigrants. In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, the top-tier Republican presidential candidate blamed the federal government for not securing the border with Mexico, allowing illegal immigrants to cross over and use taxpayer-funded resources.
  • WH announces unilateral move on amnesty

    08/24/2011 10:18:18 AM PDT · by Sopater · 56 replies
    One News Now ^ | 8/22/2011 | Chad Groening
    An immigration reform organization says President Barack Obama has bypassed Congress to effectively give amnesty to millions of illegal aliens in the United States. The Obama administration has officially put on hold deporting illegal aliens who have committed no crimes other than being in the country illegally. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says her department will focus on deporting illegal immigrants who are "criminals" or pose a threat to national security or public safety. The decision will allow many illegal immigrants to stay in the country and apply for a work permit. The plan also means about 300,000 deportation cases...
  • Airport Security vs. The Constitution (Big Govt. Alert)

    08/19/2011 4:49:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 5 replies
    Reason ^ | 2011-08-17 | A. Barton Hinkle
    Government critics deserve their day in court. You wouldn't think Aaron Tobey and Donald Rumsfeld have much in common. Tobey is the guy who stripped down to his shorts at the Richmond, Virginia airport last December. Rumsfeld is the former Defense Secretary under George W. Bush. Tobey, who was protesting the invasive airport screening practices that have outraged a good portion of the traveling public, is a stickler for constitutional rights. Rumsfeld? Not so much. The two of them, however, are united by a common case: Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents. The other day a federal appeals court said...
  • White House Moves Ahead With Deportation Rules Congress Rejected

    08/19/2011 4:00:57 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 22 replies
    The Obama administration announced Thursday that it would launch a case-by-case review of illegal immigrants slated for deportation, in a move that could grant a reprieve to so-called DREAM Act beneficiaries and thousands of others. The DREAM Act is a proposal in Congress to give illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children a chance at legal status if they complete two years of college or military service. Though the bill has not passed, supporters and critics alike suggested Thursday's announcement could serve to unilaterally carry out its provisions.