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  • Critical reform (policy, politically) on immigration from Day One: Freeze corrupt H1B and L1 visas

    11/28/2016 1:25:25 PM PST · by Javeth · 32 replies
    I was having a conversation on the weekend with a politically mixed crowd, and an interesting conclusion emerged: 1. EVERYBODY in the room--Republican, Democrat, Independent-- hated the H1B and L1 guest worker (cheap labor) visa programs and agreed that they've become incredibly corrupt and abused by the likes of Disney, Facebook, the Chamber of Commerce and other crony capitalists and politicians, and had to go. Even many of the Dems, some of whom (gag) had voted for Hillary, harshly criticized Obama for his negligence on H1B enforcement and were so fed up that they'd vote for Trump in 2020 if...
  • Visa overstays get short shrift in border security debate

    10/12/2016 6:00:14 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 5 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 10/12/16 | Elliot Spagat
    More than 20 years had elapsed since the U.S. government estimated how many people entered the country legally and overstayed their visas. The updated numbers, finally published in January, were sobering. The Homeland Security Department said 527,127 people who were supposed to leave the country in the 2015 fiscal year overstayed, more than the population of Atlanta. And that was only those who entered by plane or ship, not on land.
  • Good News From The Washington Post: A President Trump Could Deport Freely

    10/03/2016 11:07:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | October 3, 2016 | William Teach
    The Washington Post Editorial Board is very vexed over the notion that a President Donald Trump could lawfully do lots of the things he promised to do when it comes to immigration, because that would be mean or something to people who shouldn’t be in the country legally and to people who not only don’t give a damn about assimilating, but expect America to change for them A President Trump could deport freely DONALD TRUMP has telegraphed his intentions, if not always consistently, to radically shift immigration policy and, in so doing, subvert America’s vitality and international standing as a...
  • Three Steps to Deal With Illegal Immigration in the U.S. and Citizenship isn't One of them

    09/17/2016 3:59:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2016 | Helen Raleigh
    How to deal with approximately 11 million illegal immigrants in this country is no double the hot campaign issue in 2016 and likely will determine the outcome of this presidential race. The Democrats insist the only way to move forward is to grant illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. That is a simple but false solution because it isn't supported by historical facts as well as what incentivized illegal immigrants to be here to begin with. First, let's review the historical facts. According to the Pew Research Center, in the 1990s, only 38% of legal immigrants became naturalized U.S. citizens....
  • Sessions on U.S. Failure To Implement Visa Tracking System 15 Years After 9/11: Choice Is Clear

    09/12/2016 2:10:27 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Sep 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Shortened title. Full title: Exclusive — Sessions on U.S. Failure To Implement Visa Tracking System 15 Years After 9/11: ‘Choice’ Is ‘Crystal Clear’ Between Trump, Clinton Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, told Breitbart News exclusively in a pre-September 11th interview that the United States government has dropped the ball in the 15 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks when it comes to keeping potential terrorists from getting into America. Specifically, in the wake of the attacks, the 9/11 Commission Report recommended that the United States government...
  • U.S. planning to keep corrupt Latin American officials out

    03/11/2002 1:17:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies · 391+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | March 10, 2002 | Andres Oppenheimer: The Oppenheimer Report
    ''People will understand that we are serious about going after government corruption,'' he added. ``There is a very selfish reason for this: We end up paying for the bill when these people steal the money, because we have to provide aid, or accept the citizens as refugees or as migrants.'' The Bush administration says it is about to unveil a new weapon to help fight corruption in Latin America: a list of corrupt government officials from the region who will be denied entry visas to the United States. The anti-corruption drive is being led by Otto J. Reich, the...
  • The New Tammany Hall: New York in the Age of Corruption

    08/09/2016 9:44:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 9, 2016 | Micah Morrison
    De Blasio, Clinton cronies are carving up the city. Right, developer Bruce RatnerBy Micah Morrison In New York City, the controversy plagued Atlantic Yards development appears to be heading for trouble again. That could create problems for Mayor Bill de Blasio and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. Allies of both Democrats have profited mightily from the project. For over a decade, Atlantic Yards has been at the center of heated disputes over power, profit and privilege in New York. Does the site serve the needs of the taxpayers who financed its development? Or is it primarily a giant boondoggle generating...
  • Exclusive: Hillary Rubber-Stamped Visas for Record Number of Saudi Visitors

    08/09/2016 7:30:53 AM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    Counter Jihad ^ | August 8, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    Despite evidence Saudi Arabian terrorists exploit the U.S. visa program, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton doubled the number of visas for Saudi visitors to the U.S., while helping cut a deal with the Kingdom to waive security procedures for Saudi nationals upon their arrival in the U.S, CounterJihad has learned. The annual number of nonimmigrant visas issued to Saudi nationals soared 93% during Clinton’s tenure as secretary from 2009 to 2013, federal data show, hitting a record 108,578 in fiscal 2013 and reversing a post-9/11 pause in Saudi visa approvals. Before leaving office, Clinton helped negotiate a little-noticed January...
  • Why should Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen operate charter schools on U.S. Military bases?

    03/31/2016 9:53:04 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 31, 2016 | By Robert R. Amsterdam
    Aside from defrauding American taxpayers, the Gülen organization has an even more ominous objective in the United States. The organization is one of the country’s largest recipients of H1-B “specialty occupation” visas, which it uses to import Turkish teachers into its charter schools, supposedly because local U.S. talent is not available to fill math and science teaching positions in its charter schools. The Gülen organization illegally threatens to revoke these visas unless the Turkish teachers agree to kick back part of their salary to the organization. More importantly, the Turkish teachers in Gülen organization charter schools are evaluated not on...
  • Obama’s Dirty Watchdogs

    04/25/2014 8:18:24 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 3 replies
    Human Events ^ | 4/25/2014 | Michelle Malkin
    The Obama administration doesn’t have watchdogs. It has whitewash puppies. The president’s Chicago bullies have defanged true advocates for integrity in government in D.C. from day one. So the latest report by the Senate Homeland Security and Government Operations Committee on corruptocrat Charles K. Edwards, the former Department of Homeland Security inspector general, isn’t a revelation. It’s confirmation. Investigators found that Edwards compromised the independence of his office by socializing and sucking up to senior DHS officials. “There are many blessings to be thankful for this year,” the sycophantic Edwards wrote to the DHS acting counsel on Thanksgiving 2011, “but...
  • Illegal immigrants who overstay visas hardly ever caught, feds admit

    06/15/2016 9:28:52 AM PDT · by orchestra · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/14/2016 | Stephan Dinan
    Immigration agents catch an abysmally small percentage of the illegal immigrants who arrived on visas but overstayed their welcome, authorities admitted to Congress Tuesday, describing a loophole that those around the globe are increasingly using to gain a foothold in the U.S. At least 480,000 people overstayed their visas last year, adding to a backlog that’s reached some 5 million total, members of Congress said. But immigration agents launched investigations into just 10,000 of them, or about 0.2 percent, and arrested fewer than 2,000, less than 0.04 percent, saying the others don’t rise to the level of being priority targets....
  • Israel nixes thousands of Ramadan entry visas after TA attack

    06/09/2016 12:24:31 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/9/16 | David Rosenberg
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot upon the Prime Minister’s return from a state visit to Russia, Wednesday night, to discuss Israel’s response to the terror attack in Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market which left four dead and five wounded. In the wake of the attack, the Defense Ministry has frozen work entry visas for some 204 members of the attackers’ extended family. The attackers, identified as Khalid and Muhammad Musa Mehamara, both 21-years old, are cousins from the village of Yatta, south of Hevron. The two terrorists reportedly entered Israel...
  • Visa waiver program countries aren’t sharing travelers’ criminal, terrorism records with U.S.

    06/06/2016 7:34:31 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 6, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    A third of the countries whose citizens can travel to the U.S. without a visa aren’t sharing critical terrorism or criminal record data with American authorities, creating a major security risk, the government’s chief watchdog said Monday. There are 38 countries in the visa waiver program and each of them has agreed to grant the U.S. access to data on stolen or lost passports, on criminal history of would-be travelers, and on terrorism risks. But while all countries share passport data, a third don’t report criminal history and a third fail to share their terrorism and national security records, the...
  • Five Elements of a Rational Immigration Policy

    05/23/2016 5:20:35 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 26 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 21, 2016 | Tim Dunkin
    Immigration – both legal and illegal – is one of the hottest topics in American politics today. Despite the widespread perception that Donald Trump created the current wave of anti-immigration sentiment in this country, it has actually been around for quite a while before him – Trump merely served to catalyze this sentiment's departure from the shadows and into the limelight, an opening of the Overton Window, if you will. However, Americans have become increasingly disenchanted with our broken and anti-American immigration policy for over two decades. Mark Krikorian was writing about the need to restrict immigration back in 2008....
  • Rep. Randy Forbes: ‘In the Hands of Terrorists, Visas Can Become Weapons’

    05/13/2016 3:19:38 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 4 replies
    cns news ^ | 5/13/16
    Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) said on Thursday that visas issued to terrorists turn the documents into “weapons” by allowing them entry into the United States without proper vetting. “We also know that in the hands of terrorists, visas can become weapons,” Forbes said at a press conference at the Capitol. Forbes – along with co-sponsors Reps. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) – introduced the Visa Integrity and Security Act of 2016 on Wednesday. The Visa Integrity and Security Act of 2016, which “strengthens the Visa screening process to combat immigration fraud, utilize social media to detect threat indicators,...
  • Immigration Fraud Linked to San Bernardino Jihadist's Family

    05/03/2016 3:58:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 3, 2016 | Michael Cutler
    Immigration Fraud Linked to San Bernardino Jihadist's Family Alleged supplier of material support now also charged with marriage fraud. May 3, 2016 Michael Cutler    The 9/11 Commission came to regard immigration fraud and visa fraud as the key means by which international terrorists enter the United States and embed themselves.  Yet, these issues are seldom, if ever, discussed or reported on by the media or politicians- especially those politicians who are determined to foist a massive legalization program involving unknown millions of illegal aliens on the United States. Immigration fraud and visa fraud have long been of great...
  • Author: U.S. Official Who Issued Visas to 9/11 Hijackers Still Works for State Department

    04/21/2016 6:19:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | APRIL 20, 2016 | NICHOLAS BALLASY
    The State Department official who issued visas to many of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists is still employed by the federal government, according to J. Michael Springmann, the author of Visas for al-Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked the World. Springmann, former head of the visa section at the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, told PJM that Shayna Steinger approved 11 of the visas granted to the 19 9/11 hijackers. Fifteen received their visas at the Jeddah consulate. Page 7 of the 9/11 Commission report states that “one consular officer issued visas to 11 of the 19 hijackers.” Those visas...
  • American Workers Matter: A Chicago Wake and Wake-Up Call

    04/13/2016 11:28:31 AM PDT · by pogo101 · 4 replies
    Michelle Malkin website ^ | April 13, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    Circle this date on your calendar: April 22. I’ll be in Chicago that day attending what may be a very significant milestone in American politics and domestic policy. It’s going to be a wake and a wake-up call, part memorial and part protest.If you are a so-called American “STEM worker” in science, technology, engineering or math, if you have college-age children studying in the STEM fields, or if you have younger children who aspire to work in STEM industries and you are concerned for their future, you should do everything you can to join us.April 22 is the last day...
  • H-1B visas quickly snatched up as critics decry lost American jobs, wages

    04/08/2016 3:13:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/8/16 | Stephen Dinan
    All the country’s visas for high-skilled workers were snatched up in the first week yet again this year, the government reported Thursday, signaling that companies’ voracious appetites for cheap foreign workers remains unabated despite intense criticism on the presidential campaign trail. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it received more than enough applications to claim the 85,000 visas available under the H-1B program this year and will once again hold a lottery to award the coveted permits. Technology companies, desperate for the workers, said reaching the cap just days after the April 1 application period began should spur Congress to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: ICE Whistleblower May Depose Harry Reid

    03/20/2016 10:59:45 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-22-2016 | Evan Gahr
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid could be deposed for ICE whistleblower Taylor Johnson’s new lawsuit because complaints from his office precipitated her ouster. Johnson’s attorney, Morris Fischer, told the Washington Gadfly that, “We will attempt to depose whoever is involved in this corruption up to and including Harry Reid. His fingerprints are all over the place.” The veteran law enforcement agent, who DHS fired in February after she rejected $100,000 in hush money, filed a Merit System Protection Board claim against the agency earlier this month. Johnson, a single mother of four, had a storied career until she ran afoul...
  • Donald Trump Is An EB-5 Funded Developer (Visa Selling Scheme in New Jersey to Chinese Elite)

    03/11/2016 12:03:07 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 39 replies
    It seems Donald Trump and Vermont’s NEK mega developer Bill Stenger have something in common-they both love EB-5 investors from China. Considering all his anti-immigration and China is “killing us,” stealing our jobs and money rhetoric, Trump surprisingly has no qualms accepting Chinese investor financing for a development project in New Jersey under the TrumpŽ name. chairmantrump1 The Federal EB-5 visa program provides foreign investors with a US green card, for them and their families, and (after two years) permanent resident status in exchange for agreeing to invest $500,000 in an approved US business. In recent years the majority of...
  • DONALD J. TRUMP POSITION ON VISAS

    03/03/2016 10:18:37 PM PST · by GeaugaRepublican · 215 replies
    www.donaldjtrump.com ^ | March 4,2016 | Donald J Trump
    "Megyn Kelly asked about highly-skilled immigration. The H-1B program is neither high-skilled nor immigration: these are temporary foreign workers, imported from abroad, for the explicit purpose of substituting for American workers at lower pay. I remain totally committed to eliminating rampant, widespread H-1B abuse and ending outrageous practices such as those that occurred at Disney in Florida when Americans were forced to train their foreign replacements. I will end forever the use of the H-1B as a cheap labor program, and institute an absolute requirement to hire American workers first for every visa and immigration program. No exceptions."
  • Trump: I'm 'Changing' My Position on Immigrant Visas

    03/03/2016 7:16:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 359 replies
    Donald Trump on Thursday night said he's changing his stance on visas for highly skilled immigrant workers. "I’m changing it, and I’m softening the position because we need to have talented people in this country," Trump said at the Fox News GOP debate in Michigan. Trump's comments came after debate moderator Megyn Kelly raised the issue. Kelly noted that Trump had previously opposed those visas, saying they "decimate American workers," but appeared to change his position at an earlier CNBC debate. Trump said recipients of the visas go to high-profile U.S. universities and "desperately" want to remain in the country....
  • NYT: Trump relying heavily on foreign-worker visas to staff Florida resort

    02/25/2016 9:24:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/25/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Donald Trump has soared to new political heights by taking up the plight of the blue-collar American worker, but does Trump put his money where his mouth is? The New York Times tries to undermine that narrative with a peek inside the Trump empire, specifically the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, which employs hundreds of workers at the height of the “season.” Most of those workers come from abroad, the NYT reports, while Americans don’t appear to get much access to those jobs: Since 2010, nearly 300 United States residents have applied or been referred for jobs as waiters, waitresses,...
  • Donald Trump Turned Down 94.4% of American Job Applicants, Applied for 100s of 'H' Visas Instead

    02/25/2016 7:53:04 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 266 replies
    National Review ^ | 02.25.16 | Charles W. Cooke
    Donald J. Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach describes itself as "one of the most highly regarded private clubs in the world..." Since 2010, nearly 300 United States residents have applied or been referred for jobs as waiters, waitresses, cooks and housekeepers there. But according to federal records, only 17 have been hired. In all but a handful of cases, Mar-a-Lago sought to fill the jobs with hundreds of foreign guest workers from Romania and other countries.... So what's Trump's excuse? That's he's a businessman and that these are the realities on the ground? That, I'm afraid, won't wash. When...
  • Homeland Security Cmte Chairman: Obama Admin is ‘Breaking The Law’ With Visa Waiver Program

    01/21/2016 4:18:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    The Obama administration is "blatantly breaking the law" with its implementation of the new Visa waiver program, Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) argue. The terror attacks in Paris urged lawmakers to launch a bipartisan effort to strengthen the program. McCaul and Miller, along with other members of Congress, asked the White House to consider a national security and law enforcement waiver only for certain individuals intending to enter the country. They made this clear in their proposed Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015, which passed 409 to 21. Instead, the...
  • U.S. introduces visa rules for travelers with Mideast ties

    01/21/2016 2:59:44 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/1/16 | Ben Ariel
    The United States on Thursday began enforcing new visa rules on some travelers who have visited or who have dual nationality with states considered seedbeds of terrorism, AFP reports. The Department of Homeland Security said would-be visitors to the United States who have been to Iran, Iraq, Sudan or Syria since March 2011 will now always have to apply for a visa. This will be the case even if the traveler is from a country in the U.S. visa waiver program -- the 40 nations seen as friends of America whose citizens can visit freely. .....
  • Ryan’s Strategy ‘Keep the American People Safe’ Fails: U.S. to Issue Visas to 300,000 Muslims

    01/21/2016 11:22:47 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/21/15 | Julia Hahn
    On Wednesday, Senate Democrats successfully and predictably blocked what many conservatives described as Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 56% 's "Show Vote'"on refugee admissions. It has been called a show vote because the Ryan plan, even if the President signed it, would still allow the President to bring in an unlimited number of refugees from an unlimited number of countries. Democrats' filibuster on the motion to proceed to Ryan's show vote comes one month after Speaker Ryan sent President Obama a blank check to fund visa issuances to nearly 300,000 (temporary and permanent) Muslim migrants in the next 12 months alone....
  • Iran Nuclear Deal Restricts U.S. More Than Congress Knew

    12/22/2015 6:45:27 PM PST · by Crazieman · 23 replies
    King Bloomberg's News | 12/22/2015 | Eli Lake and Josh Rogin
    http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-12-21/iran-nuclear-deal-restricts-u-s-more-than-congress-knew Link only, per FR Rules. Essentially Dear Leader is going to run around Congress and grant visa waivers to Iran.
  • Foreign teachers flock to Mississippi teaching jobs

    12/21/2015 6:38:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    KHOU-TV | de | Kate Royals
    Link only: http://www.khou.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/12/20/foreign-teachers-flock-mississippi-teaching-jobs/77672386/
  • For The Confused Media: A Dummy’s Guide To Immigration And Refugee Problems

    12/20/2015 3:44:25 PM PST · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | December 20, 2015 | Wallace Bruschweiler & William Palumbo
    With the Syrian (so-called) refugee crisis ubiquitous in the headlines, the media has found itself dealing with immigration issues on a daily basis. Unfortunately, extreme confusion abounds. The media's total inability to draw basic distinctions regarding immigration to the United States, both legal and illegal is harming the public's ability to digest this important topic. Immigration terms are being thrown around print media, radio, and television that have no relation to the real facts or existing laws. The following is the dummy's guide to some of the most important distinctions regarding legal and illegal immigration to the United States. It...
  • Gowdy: List of Visa Overstays Should Be Sent to Firearms Dealers

    12/19/2015 8:38:15 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12-18-15 | Susan Jones
    Never mind the secret and mysterious government watchlists: The government could and should be sending its list of people who overstay their visas to federally licensed firearms dealers, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) told two Obama administration officials on Thursday. Speaking at a hearing on foreign travelers and national security, Gowdy said three groups of people currently are barred by law from purchasing or possessing a firearms, including people in the country without permission; people who overstay their visas; and even, in most cases, people who are here on a valid visa. "Are those lists made available to federally licensed firearms...
  • Congress Votes To Fund Nearly 300,000 Visas For Muslim Migrants In One Year

    12/18/2015 9:47:20 AM PST · by Syncro · 98 replies
    Breitbart/Big Government ^ | Dec 15, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    <p>The House passed Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill, negotiated with Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) A majority of House Republicans voted for the measure, which fully funds Obama's refugee resettlement operation, all Mideast immigration programs, Sanctuary Cities, Obama's continued executive amnesty for DREAMers, and the resettlement of illegal aliens within the U.S. interior.</p>
  • Obama Admin Loses Potential Terrorists-

    12/18/2015 4:33:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12.17.2015 | Brian Lilley
    Don't know the whereabouts of those kicked out over security. Thousands of people - more than 100,000 in fact - have had their visas revoked since 2001, but that doesn't mean the Obama administration knows where those people are, reports Fox News: The Obama administration cannot be sure of the whereabouts of thousands of foreigners in the U.S. who had their visas revoked over terror concerns and other reasons, a State Department official acknowledged Thursday. The shocking revelation came during a Congressional hearing into the vetting process for immigrants and those seeking visas to enter the United States. "You don't...
  • Feds can't say whereabouts of those whose visas were revoked over terror threat

    12/17/2015 10:46:33 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 17, 2015 | Fox News
    The Obama administration cannot be sure of the whereabouts of thousands of foreigners in the U.S. who had their visas revoked over terror concerns and other reasons, a State Department official acknowledged Thursday. The admission, made at a House oversight hearing examining immigrant vetting in the wake of major terror attacks, drew a sharp rebuke from the committee chairman. “You don’t have a clue do you?” Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told Michele Thoren Bond, assistant secretary for the Bureau of Consular Affairs. Bond initially said the U.S. has revoked more than 122,000 visas since 2001, including 9,500 because of the...
  • DHS Monitors Americans' Social Media Accounts, But Not Visa Applicants'

    12/15/2015 8:38:18 PM PST · by amorphous · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 14 Dec 2015 | Chuck Ross
    The Department of Homeland Security has operated a program to monitor ordinary Americans' social media discussions about the agency's policy directives, even though it had in place another policy prohibiting agents from checking visa applicants' social media accounts for possible signs of terrorist leanings. The agency's policy against vetting visa applicants was revealed on Monday by John Cohen, a former DHS under-secretary for intelligence and analysis. Now an intelligence analyst at ABC News, Cohen says that last year, DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson resisted changing the agency's policy against viewing visa applicants' social media accounts as part of the screening process...
  • Female San Bernardino terrorist’s body remains unclaimed

    12/14/2015 5:53:41 AM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 12/14/15 | Leslie Eastman
    What if Homeland Security has a 95% failure rate in screening jihadi brides? We reported dive crews were searching a lake in San Bernardino for evidence related to the terror attack that left 14 Americans dead.It appears that investigators may have located some: Divers recovered items from a lake in San Bernardino, Calif., where a couple who killed 14 at a nearby regional center Dec. 2 possibly dumped evidence on the day of their shooting spree, according to various media accounts,…Divers began searching the lake Thursday, and some items were recovered before the search concluded Saturday, but the FBI did not reveal...
  • 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
  • UPDATE: Fearing 'Bad Public Relations,' Obama Administration Barred Officials

    12/14/2015 2:30:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2015 | Guy Benson
    UPDATE: It gets worse. ABC News is reporting that Homeland Security officials have been bound by a secret US policy not to scrutinize visa applicants' social media footprint because the Obama administration feared bad press over "civil liberties." This represents an stunning, intentional dereliction of duty -- all for PR: Fearing a civil liberties backlash and "bad public relations" for the Obama administration, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refused in early 2014 to end a secret U.S. policy that prohibited immigration officials from reviewing the social media messages of all foreign citizens applying for U.S. visas, a former senior department official...
  • Brutal: Trey Gowdy Takes DHS Official To The Woodshed Over Due Process

    12/14/2015 11:39:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Last week, the House Oversight Committee held a hearing on the terrorism and visa waiver programs. Department of Homeland Security's Deputy Assistant Secretary Kelli Ann Burriesci was asked to testify. Her testimony can be found here. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) ripped into her for giving scarce and I'm being generous with that term details on what process is offered to American citizens before they're added on the terrorism watch list for mere suspicion, not conviction, of being terrorists. "What process is afforded a U.S. citizen, not someone who has overstayed a visa, not someone who crossed the border without permission, but an...
  • Geneva prosecutor: 2 terror suspects Syrian

    12/12/2015 1:31:21 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 3 replies
    WCVG.com ^ | Dec 12, 2015 | Don Melvin
    By Don Melvin CNN Geneva prosecutor: 2 terror suspects Syrian Suspects arrested on suspicion of manufacture, concealment, transport of explosives and toxic gases UPDATED 1:55 PM EST Dec 12, 2015 (CNN) Swiss police have arrested two people with Syrian passports and found traces of potential bomb-making chemicals in a car as security remains high around Geneva amid a terrorism alert and a hunt for suspects, authorities said Saturday. Authorities have been looking for at least two people with indirect links to suspects in the November 13 Paris terrorist attacks. It was not immediately clear whether Saturday's arrests were linked to...
  • Obama Made It Easier For Islamic State Jihadis To Enter On 90 Fiance Visa

    12/07/2015 4:24:53 AM PST · by free_life · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 6, 2015 | Chriss W. Street
    ISIS can export jihadis to the United States–such as Tashfeen Malik, who killed 14 in San Bernardino–by going online and arranging 90-day fiancé visas for as little as $375. Since 2009, President Barack Obama’s deputies have streamlined the process so that it can all be accomplished completely online–without any face-to-face check with a U.S. embassy official. There were 24,486,536 tourist, business and other arrivals in the U.S. from residents of the 38 friendly nations on the U.S. Visa Waiver Program. Since Obama took office, the number of visas issued per year to non-friendly, non-waiver residents has jumped by over 50...
  • Michelle Malkin: The Myth of H-1B Job Creation

    11/12/2015 4:37:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 13, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Every day brings new headlines, ignored by the Washington press corps, of U.S. workers losing their livelihoods to cheap H1-B visa replacements. Just this week, Computerworld reported: "Fury and fear in Ohio as IT jobs go to India." Yet, it remains an article of faith among Big Business flacks and Beltway hacks that H-1B not only protects American jobs, but also fuels miraculous job growth. The myths are recycled and regurgitated by the likes of Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who claims that "foreign-born STEM workers complement the American workforce, they don't take American jobs." Bill Gates, citing the National Foundation...
  • Grover Norquist's strange alliance with radical Islam (Tokyo Rove touts Muslim vote)

    10/16/2015 4:27:19 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 32 replies
    New Republic ^ | November 12, 2001 | Franklin Foer
    ON THE AFTERNOON of September 26, George W. Bush gathered 15 prominent Muslim- and Arab-Americans at the White House. With cameras rolling, the president proclaimed that “the teachings of Islam are teachings of peace and good.” (SNIP) And he has done so to their mutual political benefit. During the 2000 campaign, Norquist urged Karl Rove to focus on the Muslim vote—pointing to, among other things, the thousands of Muslims in the key state of Michigan. By all appearances, the Bush campaign heeded Norquist’s advice. In an admirable departure from the usual Republican script, Bush frequently integrated mosques into his platitudes...
  • Rick Santorum accuses Ted Cruz of supporting ďż˝amnestyďż˝ for illegal immigrants

    09/25/2015 9:47:22 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 286 replies
    washington times ^ | 9/25/2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum vowed Friday to pursue immigration policies that protect American workers, while warning voters that some of his GOP rivals have embraced a much softer approach to the issue. Mr. Santorum, the runner-up in the 2012 Republican nomination battle, urged the crowd that converged on a hotel in Washington, D.C., for the annual Values Voter Summit to recognize that a couple of the speakers before him — Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz — have previously supported “amnesty” for illegal immigrants. “You have a lot of people that come up here and talk about how tough...
  • Ben Carson Fires Back, Schools Media on Islam, Sharia, and Taqiyya

    09/21/2015 12:54:46 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 39 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/21/15 | Pamela Geller
    Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson is standing by his view that a Muslim should not be president of the United States, telling The Hill in an interview on Sunday that whoever takes the White House should be “sworn in on a stack of Bibles, not a Koran.” This is one of those wonderful moments when the too-cute-by-half media cynically sets up a gotcha journalism moment to trip up the GOP candidates in order to knock them down. It’s a media art form at this point. Not. this. time. This time it backfired, and beautifully. Because finally, we are having a...
  • GOP candidate Carson: Muslim shouldn't be elected president

    09/20/2015 8:59:22 AM PDT · by yoe · 45 replies
    My Way News ^ | September 20, 2015 | HOPE YEN
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says Islam is antithetical to the Constitution, and he doesn't believe that a Muslim should be elected president. Carson, a devout Christian, says a president's faith should matter to voters if it runs counter to the values and principles of America. Responding to a question during an interview broadcast Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," he described the Islamic faith as inconsistent with the Constitution. "I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation," Carson said. "I absolutely would not agree with that."[snip] Carson's comments came amid lingering fallout over...
  • New California: Mass immigration is turning Virginia blue (Democrat)

    07/27/2015 9:27:49 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 27 2015 | Julia Hahn
    A remarkable transformation is underway in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The birthplace and final resting place of George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson—and once one of the most reliably-red of red states—is being rapidly turned into a progressive stronghold. These changes are not the result of an inside agency, or a natural evolution in political thinking, but rather the result of one of the most impactful yet least-discussed policies of the federal government. Each year the federal government prints millions of visas and distributes these admission tickets to the poorest and least-developed nations in the world. A middle-aged person living...
  • New California: Mass Immigration Turning Virginia Blue

    07/26/2015 7:44:08 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jul 2015 | Julia Hahn
    A remarkable transformation is underway in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The birthplace and final resting place of George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson—and once one of the most reliably-red of red states—is being rapidly turned into a progressive stronghold. These changes are not the result of an inside agency, or a natural evolution in political thinking, but rather the result of one of the most impactful yet least-discussed policies of the federal government. Each year the federal government prints millions of visas and distributes these admission tickets to the poorest and least-developed nations in the world. A middle-aged person living...
  • Trump Plaza sister building is built with immigrant money

    07/15/2015 9:43:33 AM PDT · by Talkwire · 23 replies
    Immigration Attorney Site ^ | July 15, 2015 | Some Lawyer
    Despite what Donald Trump says about immigrants, foreign investment EB-5 funds (the Millionaire Visa) are building the sister building to Trump Plaza. Plus creating 1,600 new jobs. Full article here