Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Alien Terrorism On America's Highways

Immigrants, legal or otherwise, are a danger to everyone, whether on the road or in one's own front yard.  They seem to have a special penchant for terror on the roads and it appears to be getting worse. March 17, 2015
Speeding Driver Arrested After Leading CHP Across 3 Counties Before Crashing In Los Altos Hills
LOS ALTOS HILLS (CBS SF) — A speeding driver who led California Highway Patrol officers from Solano County through three more Bay Area counties before crashing on the edge of Los Altos Hills this afternoon has been identified as 24-year-old Ramon Bernal, according to the CHP.
The chase started around 2 p.m. in Vacaville where a Solano area CHP officer saw a gold Nissan Pathfinder speeding on westbound Interstate Highway 80 near Interstate Highway 505, CHP officials said.
The officer tried to conduct a traffic enforcement stop on the Nissan driver, later identified as Bernal, but he didn’t yield, according to the CHP.

Drugs, another Mexican specialty, are suspected to be involved.

Watch the insanity:

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Illegal Voting By Aliens

But the Ohio Secretary of State and local officials vow not to prosecute the illegal voters.  Democrats, of course, attacked the findings, supporting illegal voting by their constituents. March 12, 2015 by Jackie Borchardt
Husted Finds 44 Non-U.S. Citizens Who Voted In Recent Elections
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Secretary of State Jon Husted has referred 44 cases of non-U.S. citizens illegally voting in Ohio to the attorney general for further review but said Thursday his office might find more cases if the feds released additional data to the state.
Husted's office compared voting data to records from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles to identify people who self-reported to the BMV that they were non-citizens but were also registered to vote.
A 2013 review of this data found 291 non-citizens were registered to vote and 17 had actually cast ballots. A second review, released Thursday, found 145 non-citizens were registered to vote and 27 had cast ballots. Of those, seven people illegally cast ballots in Cuyahoga County and two people voted in Lake County at some point since 2000.  

Democrat elected officials immediately leapt to the defense of the illegal voters:

Democrats were quick to criticize Husted's findings. Rep. Kathleen Clyde, D-Kent, said Husted's time would be better spent investigating why more than 10,000 absentee ballots were rejected during the 2014 election.
"I would like to see the Secretary of State focus on the real problems in our elections instead of playing to his base with these distractions," Clyde said in a statement. "Ohioans deserve answers on why their votes are being thrown out."
Sen. Kenny Yuko, a Richmond Heights Democrat, said Husted should focus on encouraging voter participation, not removing voters from the rolls.
"Every vote and every voter matters," Yuko said in a statement. "As the chief elections official of the state, Secretary Husted should be focused on improving our compliance with motor voter laws, implementing online voter registration and using new data sharing capability to find eligible but unregistered voters."

Clearly, motor voter and the ongoing Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty are going to be used to flood the ballot box with Democrat illegal alien voters. Instead of sending out letters, the Secretary of State should be demanding criminal prosecution in each county where the fraud occurred. 

Fraud In The Broken Immigration System

Latest up on VDare:

Scamming for Citizenship—Investor, Crime Victim Visas Rife With Fraud
By Federale on March 14, 2015
American citizenship is supposed to be a precious gift that people are willing to die for, but our immigration system has turned it into a reward for fraud. And of the innumerable examples of immigration scams, two are particularly bad—the EB-5 visa for supposed investors and the “crime visas” that that allow anyone in the world who claims to be a victim of a crime to claim citizenship.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Heroes Arise!

The nation is not lost.  There are patriots in the system.  Brave American officers in the immigration bureaucracy, a fifth column if you will, are acting in defiance of the Obama Regime and throwing a wrench in the works, and is the Treason Bar angry. by Matthew Kolken February 26, 2015
ICE No Longer Honoring New Prosecutorial Discretion Memo
Immigration lawyer Bryan Johnson has shared that a Deportation Officer at the Varick Street Detention Center in New York advised that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is no longer honoring the November 20, 2014 prosecutorial discretion memorandum due to Judge Hanen's injunction. The officer went so far to say that, and I quote, the memo has been "ripped off the wall." Newark Enforcement and Removal has confirmed this change in policy.
I have also been told that individuals that are considered a level 3 priority (the lowest priority) are being taken into custody for removal when they report for supervision. This includes parents of United States citizens that are DAPA eligible. Immigration lawyer Matthew Archambeault has indicated that this has been confirmed by ICE in Charlotte. There have been reports from immigration lawyers all over the country of their clients being taken into custody.
From the Carolinas Chapter of the American immigration Lawyers Association:
"ICE is now implementing it’s new policy of enforcement in accordance with the November Executive Action. But for those who have not yet received that desperate call from the client who has been taken into custody at his ICE check in, this is it: If the foreign national has a significant misdemeanor (most often arising in the form of a DUI/DWI) conviction or 3 misdemeanors or a final order after 1/1/14, he will be taken into custody when he checks in with ICE. If he is not checking in with ICE, he stands a chance of getting the knock on the door at 5:00 am. Individuals are being taken into custody even if they are currently in removal proceedings in Charlotte. They are being transferred to Stewart with no holds. ICE has been given the instructions NOT to take into consideration DACA or DAPA eligibility in such detention decisions."

Even better, frantic baby waving by the Treason Bar isn't working as well as it used to: by Michael Kolken February 27, 2015
DAPA Eligible Father of Four Scheduled For Deportation TODAY
Just this morning, I received an e-mail from an Attorney with a DAPA eligible, non-enforcement priority client scheduled to be deported today by St Louis ERO because he has an outstanding voluntary departure order from June of 2012. He has four USC kids under the age of five, including seven-month old twins. The attorney filed a stay of removal yesterday and got the NILC involved in helping her contact DHS Headquarters about this. 
When the attorney asked the client's ICE officer whether he knew my client was DAPA eligible and not an enforcement priority, he told her they're not following that right now. When she saw him in person as she filed the stay, she asked him if he heard about the President's town hall speech on Wed night, about how this scenario isn't & shouldn't be happening. 

Even better, the bureaucracy has had it with senior leadership and is letting the surly, pouting, enraged, Treason Bar know who is in charge now; patriotic Americans!

The ICE officer told her again that they aren't following that right now. She asked why they're not following it or who they are following, and he said "the federal judge." She said that even if DAPA is halted, the enforcement priorities memo is still in place, and her client is not an enforcement priority. He said they're following some other guidelines. When she pressed him on why he's not following the guidelines set out by his Department's secretary, he told her that he's not the one who will decide my stay & they will get back to her.

Basically, the patriots are blowing off the Treason Bar shysters, who at one time had only to threaten to go public to get deportations delayed or cancelled.  How the worm has turned.  Time for RINOs in Congress to support the patriots in the immigration bureaucracy.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Must Pass Legislation

Once again there is must pass legislation in Congress.  This time it is a transportation bill, the darling eye of many legislators, government contractors, and blue collar white dominated unions.  The Republicans are looking to attach other legislation opposed by the Obama Regime in order to cram it down Obama's throat. Unfortunately, stopping the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty is not part of the plan to over-ride an Obama veto.

Breitbart by William Bigalow March 4, 2015
Senate Fails To Override Obama Veto On Keystone XL
The GOP, desirous of overriding Barack Obama’s veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, failed to do so on Wednesday, with the vote 62-37—five votes short of the two-thirds majority needed...
But the GOP has other plans to get the pipeline approved; Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND), who wrote the bill, said the GOP will probably attach the legislation to a long-term transportation funding bill that faces a May 31 deadline. That idea has Keystone backers confident of its passage; they believe that Barack Obama would not veto the six-year highway bill even if the pipeline is attached to it.
Manchin admitted, “This is coming back in the form an infrastructure bill, a road bill that we are all voting for.”

So, must pass legislation supported by corrupt Democrats.  Sounds like another opportunity to attack legislation to stop the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty.  And this time it is not a spending bill, so no faux shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security to worry about.  

More importantly, this is not a spending rider that will prohibit the use of funds, but is actual legislation that will be permanent, not just for a fiscal year.  This gives patriots in Congress the opportunity to permanently end Administrative Amnesties, mandate enforcement, increase use of expedited removal, impose non-feasance standards on DHS employees, and build a fence, all as part of legislation that even liberals want as infrastructure spending is very popular in Congress.

Here are some suggestions for the legislation:

End the Obama Regime administrative amnesties, DACA and DAPA by prohibiting those programs by name, and prohibiting any similar program, including deferred action, parole-in-place, public interest parole, and delayed enforced departure.
End the abuse of parole by the Regime by prohibiting all parole of aliens other than for criminal prosecution or for testimony as witnesses in criminal proceedings.
Expand expedited removal to all aliens unlawfully present; e.g. any alien who entered the United States without inspection and admission or any alien, other than a legal permanent resident without a criminal conviction, who was inspected and admitted but violated the terms and conditions of admission or who overstayed the period of admission.
Extend mandatory deportation of any alien convicted of a felony in the United States or two or more misdemeanors, as well as any misdemeanor that is a crime involving moral turpitude or illegal drugs. For legal permanent residents and lawfully present non-immigrant aliens, criminal conviction triggers expedited removal. 
Prohibit the granting of employment authorization to any alien unlawfully present or not specifically authorized employment by an Act of Congress.
Limit Temporary Protected Status to 2 years in the United States. Said aliens may apply for asylum at the end of those two years.
Reform the Executive Office for Immigration Reform (EOIR) by restricting their authority to review only the cases of legal permanent residents, aliens admitted as asylees, and aliens admitted as refugees.  This would not include aliens applying for refugee, asylum, a non-immigrant visa, or legal permanent residency.
Re-create the Secure Communities program and authorize States and their political subdivisions to detain illegal aliens for 96 hours or three Federal business days, whichever is shorter, at the request of an immigration officer.  Agencies who refuse to honor a detainer from DHS will be ineligible for State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) funds and any DHS grant funds, or access to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and Interstate Information Index (III).
Re-authorize the 287g program and mandate DHS to accept all previously participating law enforcement agencies immediately as well as mandate accepting any new law enforcement agencies application within 180 days of application.  Authorize any State or political subdivision of a State, law enforcement agency to detain and investigate any alien for lawful presence.  Mandate real-time availability of an immigration officer to assist either in person or remotely.  Authorize the arrest and detention of said aliens until the alien can be interviewed by an immigration officer.
Require all employees, officers, or contractors who enforce immigration law or who adjudicate benefits, to adhere to non-feasance standards that prohibit said persons from ignoring an immigration law violation and requiring due diligence in response to any allegation, incident, complaint, or information regarding an immigration law violation. Prohibit any disciplinary action against an immigration officer who takes lawful action mandated by legislation. Mandatory termination of any officer, employee, or contractor in a supervisory, management, or executive authority who orders any other officer, employee, or contractor to commit non-feasance, with loss of any retirement benefits.
Prohibit asylum applications by any alien who enters the United States from safe third country. Identify Mexico, Canada, any nation a member of NATO, the European Union, and any nation with whom the United States has a defense treaty as a safe third country. All applications for asylum and refugee status are to be adjudicated by DHS and are unreviewable by the courts or the EOIR.
Mandate the use of any excess funds accumulated from immigration benefit applications be used to fund the construction of a border fence at least 25 feet high.  Impose a $100.00 addition to the fees for any immigration benefit application to fund the building of a border fence.  Prohibit the waiver of any fee for any immigration benefit.
Prohibit use of any funds received by an agency as fees, fines, seizures, or other manner unless those funds are appropriated by Congress.
Prohibit the entry of citizens or nationals, except as diplomats accredited to the United States or the United Nations, of any nation that refuses to assist with and accept the deportation of that country's citizens or nationals. Prohibit any officer of the United States from doing same, with any violation of this to be a mandatory termination offense.
Prohibit the submission or adjudication of applications for waivers of grounds of inadmissibility of any alien physically present in the United States.
Authorize any citizen of the United States to obtain a writ of mandamus to enforce any section of this act. 
Must pass legislation is an opportunity for immigration patriots, let's hold the RINO feet to the fire as well as those Democrats who want that transportation spending.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Obama Regime Reads VDare And Federale

Barack Hussein Obama has laid down a marker, he will take action against employees of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) who refuse to implement his illegal orders to implement an unconstitutional Administrative Amnesty.  This is excellent news, as it appears that the Regime is desperate and is counting on the Roberts Court to support the Obama Regime Executive Amnesty.

The Weekly Standard February 25, 2015 by Daniel Halper
Obama: 'Consequences' for ICE Officials Who Don't Follow Executive Amnesty
R. DIAZ-BALART:  But what are the consequences?  Because how do you ensure that ICE agents or Border Patrol won’t be deporting people like this?  I mean, what are the consequences.
THE PRESIDENT:  José, look, the bottom line is, is that if somebody is working for ICE and there is a policy and they don’t follow the policy, there are going to be consequences to it.  So I can’t speak to a specific problem.  What I can talk about is what’s true in the government, generally.
In the U.S. military, when you get an order, you’re expected to follow it.  It doesn't mean that everybody follows the order. If they don’t, they've got a problem.  And the same is going to be true with respect to the policies that we’re putting forward.

The interesting aspect of this strange pronouncement by Barack Hussein Obama is that there must be a problem or the Regime anticipates a problem in the near future.  First, this writer knows of no resistance at present to the Regime's Administrative Amnesty.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), the component that is for the most part repossible for now not arresting illegal aliens and for releasing illegal aliens, is implementing the amnesty despite grumbling from the professionals who make up ERO.  It appears that the Regime is either planning to expand the amnesty to more illegal aliens not covered by the legally deficient Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel (DOJ OLC) opinion backing the expanded Administrative Amnesty, or, more likely, planning to order ICE ERO and other components of the DHS to defy the stay issued by a Federal judge prohibiting implementation of the recent expansion of the Administrative Amnesty.  Or perhaps both.

But, importantly, the Obama Regime knows that it must overcome the fact that its orders are illegal and employees of the Federal government are statutorily prohibited from executing illegal orders, just as the military is prohibited from executing illegal orders.  Moreover, Federal employees are required to perform their duties, to not do so if non-feasance, a dismissable offense.

Clearly, the Regime is worried, especially if Congress acts or courts are presented with a case of a DHS employee who is disciplined for refusing illegal orders.  Something they could only get from reading the leading lights on the behind-the-scenes information on the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty: VDare and Federale.  The Obama Regime is scared and is hoping to intimidate DHS employees from fulfilling their legal obligations and not seek redress in the courts, where employees will certainly emerge victorious.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Motorhead Website Beats Red Media On Immigration Reporting

It should not be a surprise that an obscure car enthusiasts blog has done better reporting on the illegal immigration and Department of Homeland Security failings issues than the Cultural Marxist media. Only the Federale blog has done more on what this writer facetiously calls the ICE SVU issue. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), that is charged with interior enforcement of the immigration laws of the United States, is divided into two major components charged with immigration enforcement, and absurdly, with customs law enforcement as well, and, more importantly, other areas of law outside the public intent of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (HSA).  The first major component is Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) and the second is Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).  HSI is charged with investigating certain criminal laws relating to both customs law violations and immigration law violations, including fraud in immigration programs and worksite enforcement. 

ERO is charged with general administrative enforcement of immigration laws, excluding work-site enforcement and immigration fraud investigations, however it conducts criminal investigations related to re-entry after deportation.  There is, of course, no legal basis for the HSI/ERO division, in fact, a proper interpretation of the HSA requires that immigration law enforcement functions be in a unified component reporting to the Secretary of DHS, the Bureau of Border Protection.

In fact, HSI has abandoned its immigration enforcement responsibilities, with work-site enforcement units in each HSI Special Agent-in-Charge (SAC) offices understaffed and doing no work.  Similarly, HSI SAC offices are refusing to pursue cases of fraud in the immigration benefits system and the benefits component of DHS, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has decided to create its own criminal prosecutions unit because HSI refuses to investigate fraud by aliens in the benefits system.  So, we now have USCIS duplicating HSI's investigating authority because HSI refuses to exercise that authority, despite the HSA that requires HSI to investigate immigration fraud, in essence duplicating the activity of another agency that is funded to perform a function, but refuses to perform that function.

This is because ICE HSI, which this writer refers to as ICE SVU because of its strange obsession with various sex crimes, such as prostitution and child pornography, crimes generally not related to immigration or customs violations, and generally the responsibility of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) led Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces throughout the country, or, more importantly, by local law enforcement.

But ICE SVU also branches out into other areas in their desperation to avoid their statutory responsibilities, immigration law enforcement, by avoiding at all costs such work in favor of minor customs crimes or local crimes not in its legal jurisdiction.

To view ICE SVU's attitude, read this post on the campaign by ICE SVU to challenge other Federal law enforcement agencies in their area of responsibilities, in this case ICE SVU's ongoing challenge to the FBI.  More importantly, read the comments on the posting by ICE SVU agents, some even threatening this writer, such as this one:

Anonymous said...
Federale, I would really like to know where your from so you and I can meet face to face. Someone needs to stick a boot up your ass. Not sure if you are with the FBI or USMS or just disgruntled, but I am currently with the agency that wears the suits, and I will say the FBI does not have the authority the DHS/ICE/HSI has. The FBI used to have the broadest authority, but times have changed. HSI is becoming the lead investigative agency and everyone at the Bureau with their big egos need to wake up and just learn to play nice with others.

Jalopnik, a gearhead website, has been all over the ongoing issue of  ICE SVU's ignoring immigration law enforcement for tracking down alleged illegal Land Rover Defender imports while 20 million illegal aliens remain in the United States unmolested, something only VDare and this blogger have addressed.  More importantly, Jalopnik has done a better job connecting this the harassment of Land Rover Defender owners with ICE SVU's failures.  In this case, ICE SVU is doing the work the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  And ICE SVU gets to play with their new toys while raiding American citizens. No MRAP led raids on illegal aliens for ICE SVU.

Jalopnik February 11, 2015 by Patrick George
Why Are The Feds Obsessed With Seizing These People's Old Trucks?
Jennifer Brinkley had a typical summer morning planned on July 15: get up, get dressed, and take her son to tennis practice. That changed when six body armor-clad Department of Homeland Security agents and local police officers showed up at her North Carolina home and blocked her driveway. They were there because of an arbitrary law promulgated 26 years ago to guard the prerogatives — and profits —of automakers and car dealers. Specifically, they were there to take Brinkley's truck.
"They wouldn't even tell me why it was being seized," said Brinkley, who lives near Charlotte. Though she didn't understand what was happening, she reluctantly complied with the agents' request. "If you're a law-abiding citizen, what can you do?" she said.
Around 6 a.m. that same day in Yakima, Wash., and Mobile, Ala., Homeland Security agents and police came to the homes of Mike Rodeiger and Jack Montgomery, respectively, with warrants that ordered more truck seizures. Montgomery, an attorney, said they threatened to arrest him for obstruction of justice if he or his family took photos of them.
"It was disgusting," said Montgomery, an attorney who asked Jalopnik to alter his last name for this story, out of fear that the incident could harm his legal practice. "It's beyond weird. Weird would be a nice word for it. This is thuggery."

And showing up the Cultural Marxist media, Jalopnik makes the connection between the anarcho-tyranny of ICE SVU and the failure of ICE SVU and DHS to secure the border:

Why These Rusty Old Trucks?
What has owners truly perplexed is what prompted the investigation into Richardet in the first place, as well as the crackdown on Defenders as a whole. Montgomery wonders why priorities were placed on a coordinated, nationwide seizure of cars by customs officials around the same time the country was dealing with a humanitarian crisis as tens of thousands of children came flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Jalopnik gets it, and do many of its readers given the comments on the article.  However, RINOs continue to surrender on the issue while at the same time the American people are getting it concerning the election of a new people. Because you know that Mexican immigrants will happily vote for enviro-commies who think a 1990 Land Rover Defender is an threat to health and safety but a 1980 Defender isn't.