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|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- June 8, 2012
House votes to defund 'public advocate' position at ICE
On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted to block funding for the recently created 'public advocate' position within the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. -- Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) who sponsored the measure told the House: "Scarce taxpayer dollars should not be spent on lobbying for illegal aliens, but that's exactly what the Obama administration wants to do...
|Michael Barone -- Real Clear Politics -- June 4, 2012
Are we at a demographic inflection point?
Demographic forecasts generally take the form of predicting more of the same. -- Old people have been moving to Florida for the past several years, and old people will move there for the next few years. [Illegal aliens] have been streaming in from Mexico, and they will continue to do so. You get the idea. -- Most of the time these forecasts prove right. But sometimes there are inflection points, times when some trends stop...
|WPXI-TV -- Pittsburgh -- June 2, 2012
Incompetent feds deport accused rapist prior to trial
An illegal [alien] who was accused in a 2009 Ross Township rape was accidentally deported to Mexico before going to trial. -- The victim said she's outraged and lives in fear knowing that the man accused of brutally beating and raping her outside of a North Hills restaurant is free. -- "You think you are going to get answers in a government that you've always believed in, that there's justice..."
|Brian Koenig -- The New American -- May 3, 2012
CBP Director: U.S.-Mexican border areas among the safest in U.S.
Areas on the U.S. side of the southwest U.S.-Mexican border are "some of the safest communities in America," says Gene Garza, the director of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) --- an extension of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) --- in Laredo, Texas. The Laredo Field Office maintains the largest amount of commercial traffic throughout the entire U.S.-Mexican border, processing more than...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- April 12, 2012
Sue-happy Obama will not use DOJ to enforce ICE detainers
On Monday, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle sent a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) director John Morton, refusing to hold illegal aliens for ICE in the Cook County Jail who can be released on bond. -- In September the Cook County Board of Supervisors voted to ignore so-called ICE detainers for illegal alien suspects...
|Daily Caller -- April 5, 2012
ICE accused of fast-tracking amnesty to clear backlog
With only 254 immigration judges available to hear 300,000 cases currently somewhere in the immigration judicial system, [ICE] has begun a review of its to determine who may be eligible for a type of ICE amnesty known as 'administrative closure.' -- Speaking during a March hearing before the Homeland Subcommittee in the Appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives, ICE Director John Morton said...
|Judicial Watch via Weasel Zippers -- April 3, 2012
Subversive Obama regime to give illegals "unlawful presence waivers"
In its quest to implement stealth amnesty, the Obama Administration is working behind the scenes to halt the deportation of certain illegal [aliens] by granting them "unlawful presence waivers." -- The new measure would apply to illegal aliens who are relatives of American citizens. Here is how it would work, according to a (DHS) announcement posted in today's Federal Register...
|San Diego Union-Tribune -- April 2, 2012
Sweep nets 3,100 criminal invaders
Immigration officials arrested more than 3,100 [illegal aliens] with criminal records, fugitives and those with immigration violations in a six-day operation nationwide, 100 of those were arrested in San Diego County, the [DHS] announced Monday. -- "The results of this targeted enforcement operation underscore ICE's ongoing commitment and focus on the arrest and removal of convicted criminal aliens and those that game our nation's immigration system," said John Morton...
|Los Angeles Times -- March 30, 2012
Subversive Obama regime proposes changes to legal status applications
The Obama administration is proposing to make it easier for illegal [aliens] who are family members of American citizens to apply for legal permanent residency. -- On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security will post for public comment an administrative change intended to reduce the time illegal [aliens] would have to spend away from their families while applying for legal status, officials said...
|NewsMax.com -- March 29, 2012
Rep. Lamar Smith: Illegal alien detention is like 'recess'
House Judiciary Committee Lamar Smith is belittling the Obama administration's new operating standards at federal immigration detention centers as "hospitality guides for illegal aliens." -- "Under this administration, detention looks more like recess," the Texas Republican said Wednesday. "While funds for American students' physical education classes are being cut, the new detention standards expand recreation..."
|Federale -- VDare.com -- March 11, 2012
Deport Keish Kim! Impeach John Morton! (and Obama!)
Keish Kim is an illegal alien from Korea. She is a classic candidate for strategic deportation. -- And while they're at it, our law enforcement Finest might also do something about ICE chief John Morton. He is responsible for the fact that Kim is not only at large, but openly and publically demanding special benefits as an illegal alien...
|Rick Oltman -- The Examiner -- March 6, 2012
DHS released false and misleading border crossing data
Congressman Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, and Congressman Jason Chaffetz, Chairman of the Sub-Committee on National Security and Homeland Defense have sent a letter to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano informing her that they are investigating allegations from DHS employees that the agency has released "false and misleading border crossing data..." [More from Rick Oltman]
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- March 6, 2012
We could deport 1 million illegals nearly 60 years ago, but can't today?
While we are constantly being told by President Obama and Republican contenders such as Newt Gingrich that we simply "cannot deport millions of people." However, history proves this to be a lie. -- In 1954, President Dwight David Eisenhower appointed his West Point classmate and 101st Airborne Division veteran Gen. Joseph "Jumpin' Joe" Swing as head of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service...
|Washingtonian Magazine -- March 5, 2012
John Morton is in the hot seat on immigration
There may not be a job in Washington harder or more thankless than the one John Morton holds. -- As director of [ICE], Morton is the point person for the nation's immigration enforcement -- and the main target for everyone who disagrees with the Obama administration's approach. -- Whether you're listening to his critics on the right, who think Morton is an apologist for the administration's back-door amnesty policies...
|Washington Times -- March 4, 2012
77 percent of captured illegals let go
About 77 percent of the 327,577 illegal aliens caught along the Mexican border by U.S. Customs and Border Protection during fiscal 2011 were not prosecuted, according to government data analyzed by the office of Rep. John Culberson. -- The Texas Republican, whose district includes parts of Houston, submitted a document containing the data for the record at a Wednesday hearing of...
|Cypress (Texas) Times -- February 29, 2012
Big Sis trolls Mexico and Guatemala
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner David Aguilar, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton and Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Alan Bersin Monday traveled to Mexico City and Guatemala City to meet with their international counterparts and discuss...
|Miami Herald -- February 21, 2012
Nearly 700 Haitian cons released during moratorium on deportations
Kesler Dufrene, who last year slaughtered three people in North Miami after being let out of immigration custody, wasn't the only convict released to the streets because of a moratorium on deportations to Haiti. -- According to newly released federal statistics, 687 Haitians slated for deportation were released to the streets in 2010 because of the year-long moratorium on deportations to the earthquake-ravaged island...
|Federale -- VDare.com -- February 20, 2012
More illegal voting by aliens... ICE still unconcerned
Law enforcement is now taking action in direct response to an NBC2 investigation involving potential voter fraud. It comes after we uncovered non U.S. citizens who were registered to vote. -- The Collier County Sheriff's office is investigating two voters who admit they are not U.S. citizens, yet cast ballots in numerous elections...
|Christian Science Monitor -- February 18, 2012
As immigration cauldron boils, ICE agents buckle
The internecine shootout that ended with one Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent dead and another critically wounded in Long Beach, Calif., on Thursday comes on the heels of an Obama administration effort to relieve dysfunction and morale problems within a frontline agency tasked with enforcing the nation's border laws. -- The shootings came during an apparent counseling session...
|Fox News Latino -- February 18, 2012
ICE shooting opens more questions about the immigration agency
Long Beach, Calif. -- The deadly shooting of a supervisor by an immigration special agent earlier this week in California is the latest blow against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the law enforcement agency created after the 2001 terror attacks. -- Its officers and agents have themselves been arrested for crimes, accused of improper relationships with informants, convicted in embezzlement cases, and more...
|U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert -- February 18, 2012
Gohmert seeks answers after error releases Mexican fugitive from jail
A former Mexican government official wanted for embezzling millions was arrested in Texas this month, then promptly ordered released by the State Department in a case that has one lawmaker demanding answers. -- A day after pulling rank on Smith County law enforcement officials, the State Department rescinded the order. But Hector Hernandez Javier Villarreal was gone by then...
|GOPUSA.com -- February 15, 2012
Bumbling Feds in Action: Fugitive arrested then ordered released
How's this for government incompetence. A wanted fugitive was arrested in Texas on a routine traffic stop. After searching the car, sheriff's officials found cash and a shotgun. Upon doing a background check, they realized they had a wanted man on their hands. The next day, however, federal officials told local law enforcement to release the suspect. Guess what happened next? He promptly disappeared!
|David North -- Center for Immigration Studies -- February 10, 2012
Hidden double attacks on our immigration system
In addition to their massive assaults on the very core of our immigration laws such as the use of "prosecutorial discretion" in deportation cases the more-migration people in and out of the administration are keeping up a steady drum roll of proposed and actual changes in the rules, all intended to expand highly-specific bits and pieces of migratory flows and, in many cases...
|Fox News Latino -- February 9, 2012
Court halts deportation of seven 'immigrants,' putting new policy to test
A federal appeals court has given seven immigrants a reprieve from deportation. -- In a 2-1 ruling this week, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals demanded the Obama administration explain whether the immigrants can avoid deportation because of two memos released last year by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement director John Morton urging prosecutors to use "discretion" when deciding...
|Judicial Watch -- February 8, 2012
Obama Amnesty: Deportations at record low
The Obama backdoor amnesty plan is in full force, with a record amount of illegal [aliens] spared from deportation and a huge increase in the number of those allowed to remain the United States. --The shift is striking, according to the nonprofit university group that obtained government records outlining the drastic change. The New York-based nonpartisan research center...
|Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise -- January 26, 2012
Subversive Feds fail to file detainers on busted illegal alien agitators
Federal officials are not pursuing potential deportation of the 12 illegal immigrants arrested in Tuesday's protest in downtown San Bernardino against federal immigration programs and policies. -- The protesters were arrested on suspicion of unlawful assembly and refusal to disperse after blocking traffic on streets in front of San Bernardino City Hall and a local office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
|Miami Herald -- January 23, 2012
ICE released man who went on to kill 3 in North Miami
When burglar Kesler Dufrene became a twice-convicted felon in 2006, a Bradenton judge shipped him to prison for five years. And because of his convictions, an immigration judge ordered Dufrene deported to his native Haiti. -- That never happened. -- Instead, when Dufrene's state prison term was up, Miami immigration authorities in October 2010 released him from custody...
|Fox News Latino -- January 20, 2012
Subversive Obama Regime recommends closing 1,600 deportation cases
The Obama administration recommended Thursday to close deportation proceedings for over 1,600 [illegal aliens] in Denver and Baltimore who are not considered a national security or public threat, a DHS official said. -- The recommendations come after a review of 11,682 pending cases involving [illegal aliens] not jailed by federal authorities as part of an Obama administration pledge....
|Judicial Watch -- January 14, 2012
Obama Regime skews deportation figures
The Obama Administration drastically inflated statistics to show that it has deported a record-high number of illegal [aliens] with criminal records, according to federal data obtained by a nonprofit university group dedicated to researching the government. -- The new documents reveal the figure is actually at an all-time low and rapidly decreasing, leaving the Obama Administration with egg on its face...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- January 13, 2012
Obama cites 2001 earthquake for allowing 217,000 illegal to stay here
The Obama administration has just quietly issued another extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) originally granted to 217,000 illegal aliens from El Salvador. -- According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), due to two earthquakes in 2001, "El Salvador remains unable, temporarily, to handle adequately the return of its nationals."
|Chicago Sun-Times -- January 13, 2012
Morton: Cook County jail policy may be illegal
Cook County's controversial illegal immigration policy, which critics say paved the way for a suspect in a deadly drunken driving crash to bond out of jail and disappear, may very well violate federal law, the nation's immigration director said in a letter to County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. -- "This ordinance undermines public safety in Cook County," [ICE] Director John Morton wrote...
|The Public Record -- January 10, 2012
Obama immigration agency exaggerating deportations
Analysts at Syracuse University have concluded that the Obama Administration's figures for the number of people deported from the US are being grossly overestimated. -- Analysis of government immigration data provided to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University in late December --- almost two years after TRAC had requested it --- show that...
|International Business Times -- January 9, 2012
Amnesty: Eyeing election, Obama acts without Congress
When it comes to fulfilling his immigration promises, President Barack Obama is no longer waiting for Congress to act. -- During his 2008 campaign, President Barack Obama helped to shore up his support from Latino voters by vowing to pursue comprehensive immigration reform [read: amnesty] and to establish a path to citizenship for some [aliens] who were in the country illegally...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- January 9, 2012
Can rank and file ICE officers save the country from Obama's lawlessness?
The National ICE Council, the union which represents more than 7,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers is not allowing its members to take part in training ordered by the Obama administration which would facilitate a large reduction in the deportation of illegal aliens. -- The training in question was ordered to implement the agency's new policy known as "prosecutorial discretion"...
|Los Angeles Times -- January 6, 2012
Obama rule would let illegals stay in U.S. during application
The Obama administration will announce Friday a proposed new regulation that would allow certain undocumented immigrants to remain in America while applying for legal status -- a step aimed at keeping families intact and one that may also shore up the president's support with Latino voters. -- As it stands, people living in the U.S. illegally who leave the country to apply for a green card...
|Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse -- January 4, 2012
ICE's enforcement claims not supported by own data
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Case-by-case records provided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) show that many fewer individuals were apprehended, deported or detained by the agency than were claimed in its official statements --- congressional testimony, press releases, and the agency's latest 2010 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- December 30, 2011
For illegals under arrest, free legal advice now only a phone call away
On Thursday, the Obama administration announced the implementation of a 24-hour-a-day, 7-days-a-week hotline for detained illegal aliens so that they may be "made aware of their rights." -- A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement news release stated the hotline is a component of a "broader effort to improve our immigration enforcement process and prioritize resources to focus on..."
|Federale -- VDare.com -- December 25, 2011
ICE, More Concerned About Hello Kitty than deporting invaders
Than illegal aliens. In two stories ICE expended hundreds of man hours and tens of thousands of dollars on an investigation of counterfeit Hello Kitty merchandise but U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement refused to take custody of six illegal aliens captured by Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. -- "Authorities conducting a six-week counterfeit sweep in three countries seized 327,000 phony items..."
|Federation for American Immigration Reform -- November 21, 2011
Subversive Obama Regime's backdoor amnesty implemented
In the Obama Administration's latest attempt to implement a backdoor amnesty program, U.S. [ICE] issued new policy memos last week instructing agency attorneys to begin reviewing immigration cases and administratively closing those that do not meet its"priorities." As part of phase one of the program, the memos direct attorneys at district ICE offices to...
|Jackie Kephart -- Center for Immigration Studies -- November 20, 2011
Amnesty by Any Means extended to DOJ lawyers
According to a story in today's LA Times, amnesty is now officially being rolled out in U.S. immigration courts. (DOJ) immigration attorneys are being directed to work side-by-side with Department of Homeland Security immigration agents to significantly reduce pending deportation cases. In keeping with the DREAM Act-like-one-full-page-laundry-list of those illegal [aliens] not to be touched by the rule of law...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- November 16, 2011
Congressman says DHS is working for illegals
On Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security began a review of deportation cases which will undoubtedly allow untold thousands of illegal aliens to remain in the country. In June, the policy known as "prosecutorial discretion" was quietly announced through a memo from Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton...
|CNS News -- October 21, 2011
Union president testifies about ICE's lawlessness
Chris Crane, president of a union that represents [ICE] officers, testified in the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration last week that ICE agents have been told by ICE headquarters not to arrest illegal aliens who do not have a prior criminal conviction even if they are fugitives who have been ordered deported by an immigration judge or are individuals who have illegally re-entered the United States after being deported...
|WBEZ-FM -- Chicago -- August 25, 2011
Illinois governor decries ICE checks
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is trying to throw another wrench into a key immigration-enforcement program of President Obama's administration, saying it ensnares too many [illegal aliens] and erodes trust in local police. -- An August 18 letter from the governor's office to John Morton, director of [ICE], hints about a possible legal challenge and asks the federal agency to contact all 26 Illinois counties...
|Anthony Martin -- August 25, 2011
Why did ATF hold gun trafficking summit in June 2009?
On June 30, 2009 in New Mexico, the [ATF] held a national summit on violent crime and gun trafficking. At that summit were some of the most powerful officials within the Obama Administration -- including Deputy Attorney General David Ogden, Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, ATF Acting Director Kenneth Melson, and Assistant Secretary John Morton of ICE... [See AG Watch]
|America's Voice (Open Borders Zealots) -- August 18, 2011
More Obama Regime Chicanery: "DREAMers" won't be deported
Earlier this month, there were news stories circulating on the interwebs about an announcement Senator Durbin had made in a meeting with the Chicago Tribune's editorial board. "I believe that if students are eligible for the DREAM Act, they should not be the target of deportations".... [Related L.A. Times item] [See Obama Watch and Big Sis Watch]
|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix -- August 6, 2011
U.S. immigration officials call off deportation agreement with states
U.S. immigration officials, who for months have insisted that states sign up to participate in a controversial program to identify and deport immigrants who commit crimes, abruptly changed their approach Friday and terminated agreements with nearly 40 states... (after determining that the federal government does not need the agreement or cooperation of state officials to legally run the program.)
|Los Angeles Times -- August 6, 2011
States can't opt out of Secure Communities program
In an unusual move, the Obama administration has told governors they cannot exempt their states from the controversial Secure Communities program, which uses fingerprints collected by local and state police to help immigration authorities identify and deport tens of thousands of criminals each year...
|Hot Air -- July 25, 2011
Obama Regime passes DREAM Act by executive memo
Who needs Congressional authority when you can govern by executive fiat? -- "A new enforcement memo handed down by the director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week has some accusing the White House of running around Congress to implement the DREAM Act [amnesty] -- and consequent amnesty for some illegal [aliens] -- by executive fiat... " [See Obama Watch]
|Asian Journal -- July 16, 2011
Illegal alien who should be in deportation proceedings agitates for amnesty
One of the [illegal aliens] arrested after a protest earlier in the week is calling for the greater Asian and Filipino community to rally behind the DREAM Act [read: amnesty], Comprehensive immigration reform [read: amnesty], and the [illegal alien "rights"] movement... [See Obama Watch]
|W. James Antle, III -- American Spectator -- July 5, 2011
Obama Regime selectively enforcing immigration laws
...Despite regularly touting record deportations, the Obama administration has twice been caught red-handed discussing an administrative amnesty for illegal [aliens]. Senate Republicans obtained a memo circulated within the upper reaches of the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services outlining ways immigration bureaucrats and attorneys could use their discretion...
|The Lookout -- June 28, 2011
Napolitano defends Morton's memo on not deporting illegals
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano rebuffed accusations from Republican senators today that the Obama administration is attempting to bypass Congress to secretly allow young illegal [aliens] to stay in the country. -- Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa asked Napolitano if President Obama was attempting to implement "mass amnesty" administratively, by staying deportations for certain classes of illegal [aliens]. -- "There is no mass amnesty here," Napolitano said...
|R. Cort Kirkwood -- The New American -- June 27, 2011
Failed DREAM Act mandated by corrupt ICE director
The director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement has made official the Obama administration's declaration that the DREAM Act -- the amnesty bill for illegal aliens -- is now federal law, despite the bill's having failed in the Senate last year. -- ICE chieftain John Morton published a memorandum on June 17 giving federal prosecutors and agents carte blanche prosecutorial discretion... [See Obama Watch]
|The Hill -- Washington -- June 25, 2011
Bill would freeze Obama Regime's power to grant amnesty to illegals
The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is crafting a bill that would temporarily freeze the Obama administration's power to grant amnesty to illegal [aliens]. -- The measure is in response to a memo issued by the head of ICE last week that approved a broader breadth of discretion for agency officials when considering whether to deport someone through the Secure Communities program...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- June 25, 2011
Now illegal aliens who file civil rights suits are also safe from deportation
Last week, the Obama administration issued the infamous memo announcing several classifications of illegal aliens who will no longer be deported, among them are illegal aliens who have pending civil rights lawsuits. -- The memo states: "To avoid deterring individuals from reporting crimes and from pursuing actions to protect their civil rights, ICE officers, special agents and attorneys are reminded to..."
|Nashville Tennessean -- June 25, 2011
Illegal alien teens push for amnesty
..."The [illegal alien] student movement is, perhaps, the most impressive contemporary social movement in the U.S.," said University of Washington professor Roberto Gonzales, who studies [illegal alien] youth's transition to adulthood. "Largely, through their own efforts, students have led coordinated national efforts to fight deportations and pressure elected officials to pay attention to them"...
|ICE Union -- June 23, 2011
ICE agent's union speaks out on Morton's "discretionary memo"
... "Any American concerned about immigration needs to brace themselves for what's coming," said Chris Crane, President of the National ICE Council..., "this is just one of many new ICE policies in queue aimed at stopping the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws in the United States. Unable to pass its immigration agenda through legislation, the Administration is now implementing it through agency policy." [See Obama Watch & NWO Treason Watch]
|Sacramento Bee -- June 18, 2011
Obama Regime announces 'redo' of Secure Communities program
Responding to a growing chorus of criticism, federal immigration officials are revamping a program designed to deport dangerous criminals. -- To address concerns that too many low-level offenders are being netted, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton announced Friday that the Secure Communities program will be changed to focus more on those convicted of serious crimes...
|My Fox Boston -- May 24, 2011
Congressional hearing after FOX Undercover report on illegals
A loophole exposed by FOX Undercover is in the national spotlight today as lawmakers in Washington, DC hold a congressional hearing. -- It comes after our investigative team discovered the federal government releasing illegal [aliens] with violent criminal records, even though it wants to deport them... [See Obama Watch & Big Sis Watch]
|Associated Press -- May 12, 2011
Feckless Feds refuse to deport arrested illegal alien troblemakers
Indianapolis -- Immigration officials say five illegal immigrants arrested during a protest at Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' office won't be deported. -- The U.S. ICE said in a statement Wednesday that it had determined it "was not the best use of the agency's resources" to try to deport them... [See Big Sis Watch & Obama Watch]
|Hazleton (Pa.) Standard Speaker -- May 4, 2011
Feckless Feds refuse to pick up detained illegal alien
Beaver Meadows police apprehended a man who has been living in the United States illegally for the past six years during a traffic stop. -- However, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement did not grant a detainer to Chief Michael Morresi and ordered that 30-year-old Oswaldo Tlalmis-Perez be released... [See Obama Watch - Big Sis Watch - AG Watch]
|Associated Press -- May 3, 2011
ICE lets illegal alien stay in Georgia one more year
Atlanta -- Federal authorities on Tuesday agreed to allow an illegal [alien] college student whose case fueled a broader debate on illegal immigration in Georgia to remain in the country for another year. -- Jessica Colotl, now 22, was arrested on charges of driving without a license following a traffic stop last spring. She was turned over to immigration authorities and nearly deported... [See Obama Watch]
|Detroit Free Press -- April 15, 2011
Morton to address "Latino concerns" in Dearborn
The head of immigration enforcement for the federal government is coming to Dearborn today to meet with community leaders concerned about what they see as the growing harassment of Latinos in metro Detroit by federal agents. -- John Morton, director of ICE will meet today in Dearborn with advocates, said Khaalid Walls, a Detroit-based spokesman for ICE...
|Jerry Kammer -- March 15, 2011
ICE's Morton envisions a 'culture of compliance'
John Morton, the director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, appeared on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" [Monday] morning. He offered this general outline for a credible program of worksite enforcement. Morton envisioned a cultural shift that would end the workplace charade that for the past 25 years has made a mockery of the 1986 law...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- March 13, 2011
Obama sending more unarmed agents into Mexico
On Friday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement director, John Morton announced that his agency is sending an additional 20 agents to Mexico to combat the growing threat from the cartels. -- Of course, these new agents will be unarmed...
|Fox News -- March 12, 2011
Obama Regime's "Big Brother" chicanery going too far
The Obama administration's aggressive crackdown on websites accused of child pornography crimes, copyright infringement or selling counterfeit goods is being challenged by an online activist group that says federal authorities "overreached" by arresting someone for "nothing more than linking to other websites." [See Big Brother Watch -- Obama Watch -- Big Sis Watch]
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner -- March 9, 2011
DHS internal report on illegal alien killing nun shocks readers
A Washington, DC-based public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, ob Friday received a Department of Homeland Security report detailing the agency's investigation of an illegal alien (Carlos Martinelly-Montano) who is charged with killing a Virginia nun -- Sister Denise Mosier -- in a drunk driving incident in August 2010...[See Big Sis Watch - Obama Watch]
|NBC-- Washington -- March 5, 2011
Feckless Feds release records on immigration enforcement
Several high-profile crimes committed by illegal [aliens] in Prince William County, Virginia have prompted local officials to question federal immigration law. But now ICE has released a report that details why some illegal [aliens] may have been let go. -- ICE has been under increasing pressure, especially in Virginia, after police say Carlos Montano killed a Benedictine nun... [See Crime Watch & Big Sis Watch]
|Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch -- March 5, 2011
Illegal alien in nun's traffic death had offenses handled inconsistently
A long-awaited report on the deportation status of a Prince William illegal alien whose alcohol-related head-on collision killed a Richmond-based nun shows repeated instances of a failure to report his crimes to Homeland Security as well as a shift in emphasis by the Obama administration in dealing with illegal aliens... [See Big Sis Watch]
|Associated Press -- March 3, 2011
ICE acknowledges fraud probe after court testimony
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is working with the Department of Homeland Security on an internal investigation into alleged misconduct involving a "small number" of employees, an agency spokesman said Thursday. -- ICE spokesman Brian Hale confirmed the investigation a day after testimony in a Texas courtroom revealed that... [See Big Sis Watch]
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- March 3, 2011
But Mr. Morton... illegal alien crime does not have to a "part of life here"
On Tuesday, ICE Director John Morton gave a press briefing to tout the agency’s latest efforts in the wake of Agent Jaime Zapata's murder by cartel gunmen in Mexico two weeks ago. -- When a CNS News reporter asked Morton if it was possible to combat the drug gangs now operating in this country without securing the border, he answered...
|Associated Press -- March 2, 2011
Feds announce 27 gang arrests in Georgia
Atlanta -- Federal authorities have arrested 27 gang members and affiliates in Georgia during what Immigration and Customs Enforcement calls its biggest gang roundup since 2005. -- ICE Director John Morton says 678 gang members were arrested since December in 168 cities in the latest nationwide effort targeting street gangs with ties to international drug trafficking groups... [See Crime Watch]
|MyCE.com -- March 2, 2011
Morton says no due process necessary for domain seizures
The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has received a great deal of backlash for their actions of seizing tens of thousands of domains over the past year, and accusing site owners of counterfeiting, piracy, and , most recently, engaging in child pornography. Even a US Senator has pointed out that these actions may violate the constitutional rights of site owners affected...
|San Francisco Chronicle -- March 1, 2011
U.S. arrests 678 with foreign drug-trafficker ties, Morton says
The U.S. arrested 678 gang members and associates, including 421 foreign nationals, tied to foreign drug traffickers in the largest operation of its kind, a federal immigration official said. -- Federal and local law enforcement authorities in 168 U.S. cities rounded up people from 13 gangs linked to Mexican drug organizations, ICE Director John Morton told reporters...
|Associated Press -- February 22, 2011
Slain ICE agent's funeral brings top U.S. officials
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is among the top Obama administration officials expected to attend the funeral of a U.S. federal agent killed in Mexico. -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Agent Jamie Zapata is to be buried Tuesday in his hometown of Brownsville along the U.S.-Mexico border...
|CNS News -- February 9, 2011
More outrageous ICE skulduggery
ICE failed to identify more than 800 criminal alien convicts eligible for deportation before they were released from U.S. prisons, including "many" of "the most egregious criminal aliens, who pose a significant pubic safety risk," according to a report by the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security... [See Eye on Napolitano]
|Wall Street Journal -- January 20, 2011
Crackdown on illegal workers grows
The Obama administration plans to intensify a crackdown on employers of illegal immigrants with the establishment of an audit office designed to bolster verification of company hiring records. -- In an interview, John Morton, chief of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a unit of the Department of Homeland Security, said....
|William F. Jasper -- The New American -- December 22, 2010
Obama's deportation deception exposed
In a new video commentary, Liberty News Network immigration and border security analyst Andy Ramirez takes apart the recent claims by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano that the Obama administration is doing a bang-up job of guarding the border and deporting illegal aliens...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- December 21, 2010
Detained illegals getting sex-change hormones on taxpayers' dime
An investigation by the KHOU News team in Houston has revealed that a number of illegal aliens incarcerated are receiving prescribed sex hormone at taxpayers' expense. -- In 2009, Jose Centeno was jailed by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detained after discovering a previous felony drug conviction... [See Big Sis Watch]
|Associated Press -- December 20, 2010
Invader freed by feckless Feds vows to fight for amnesty
A Guatemalan teen whose deportation has been delayed pledges to use recent publicity to seek immigration reform. -- U.S. immigration authorities freed 18-year-old Bernard Pastor on Friday. He was jailed about a month after authorities discovered he was in the country illegally following a minor auto accident... [See Big Sis - Obama Watch - Amnesty Watch]
|We Get E-Mail -- December 20, 2010
Look what Obama's favorite propagandists have been up to
U.S. CIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas, U.S. ICE Director John Morton and U.S. CBP Deputy Commissioner David Aguilar [held] a conference call with reporters to discuss the DREAM Act-the important role it would have in promoting public safety through smart and effective immigration enforcement... [See Obama Watch]
|Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal -- December 11, 2010
GOP invites ICE official to D.C. after brushoff
...The congressmen, at the urging of anti-illegal immigration activist D.A. King of Marietta, asked ICE in an Oct. 13 letter to speed up the implementation of the fingerprinting program called Secure Communities. -- But in a Nov. 17 response, Elliot Williams, ICE's assistant director for congressional relations, indicated ICE would not grant the request...
|Atlanta Journal-Constitution -- December 10, 2010
Georgia congressmen seek meeting with ICE chief
Still steaming over the pace of a federal program targeting illegal immigration, seven Republican congressmen from Georgia have invited the head of U.S. ICE [John Morton] for a meeting on Capitol Hill. -- At issue is how the federal government is rolling out a fingerprint-sharing program aimed at deporting violent illegal [aliens]...
|American Patrol Report Feature -- November 18, 2010
Corey Stewart - Prince William County, Va., Board of Supervisors: The men and women who work at ICE are just fine, they're doing a good job. The problem is the political leadership over there. [ICE leader John] Morton is terrible...
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner -- November 9, 2010
Sanctuary City: Heartland city pushes for non-enforcement of immigration laws
Although the Obama Administration is targeting Arizona and other states that are directing local police officers more latitude in enforcing the nation's immigration laws, the President, Attorney General Eric Holder, ICE chief John Morton and others are ignoring states and cities that are refusing to comply with federal law regulating illegal immigration...
|Pittsburgh Tribune Editorial -- October 26, 2010
Deportation Dismissals: Hardly 'enforcement'
A huge spike in dismissals of deportation cases -- a 700 percent increase in one month in one of the nation's busiest immigration courts -- signals what critics are calling Team Obama's latest attempt at backdoor amnesty. -- Immigration judges in Houston, Texas, this summer began dismissing a slew of slam-dunk deportation cases... [See Napolitano Watch - Amnesty Watch]
|W. James Antle, III -- American Spectator -- October 20, 2010
The Obama administration has finally met a labor union it doesn't like, and the feeling is mutual. In June, a union representing 7,600 employees in the U.S. ICE -- affiliated with both the American Federation of Government Employees and the AFL-CIO -- issued a unanimous vote of "no confidence" against the political appointees the White House chose to oversee immigration law enforcement... [See Napolitano Watch & Obama Watch]
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- October 17, 2010
Obama has been quietly imposing amnesty for illegal aliens in Houston
The number of deportation cases being dismissed by Houston immigration judges, has risen more than 700 percent since July. -- According to the Executive Office for Immigration Review, 217 cases were dismissed in August, with another 174 dismissals occurring in September. In July, there were only 27 deportation cases dropped by U.S. immigration courts in Houston... [See Napolitano Watch - Obama Watch]
|Rudi Stettner -- IndyPosted.com -- October 17, 2010
Amnesty pushed through back door in Houston federal courts
As voters and candidates debate the issue of illegal immigration and immigration amnesty, a sharply increasing number of illegal immigrants are getting "amnesty" not through Congress but in the courtroom. The Houston Chronicle reports an increase of more than 700 percent in dismissals of immigration violation charges... [See Napolitano Watch - Obama Watch]
|Houston Chronicle -- October 17, 2010
John Morton's Illegal Alien Coddling Antics: ICE detainees play Wii video games
The Chronicle was leaked some photos from inside ICE's Stewart Detention Center in Georgia showing detainees playing Nintendo Wii video game systems. The Wiis are only available to detainees who have no criminal history and are housed in a recreation room. Detainees can sign up to use them for 30 minutes at a time...
|Houston Chronicle -- October 16, 2010
Immigration cases being tossed by the hundreds
In the month after Homeland Security officials started a review of Houston's immigration court docket, immigration judges dismissed more than 200 cases, an increase of more than 700 percent from the prior month, new data shows. -- The number of dismissals in Houston courts reached 217 in August... [See Napolitano Watch - Obama Watch - AG Watch]
|KGUN-TV -- Tucson -- October 13, 2010
Arizona sheriffs cite border beheading in latest criticism of feckless Feds
It didn't happen anywhere near Arizona. But the reported beheading of a Mexican police commander is adding new fuel to Arizona's border security debate. -- On Wednesday morning, the Arizona Border Sheriffs Association issued a press release portraying the incident as yet another example of the Obama administration's failure to secure the borders... [See Napolitano Watch]
|Grendel Reports -- October 12, 2010
Border Patrol agents' unions issue resolutions declaring no confidence In Obama, ICE
In recent months, labor organizations representing federal immigration agents have been among the most outspoken challengers of Obama's enforcement campaign. -- In June, the American Federation of Government Employees' National Council 118, which represents ICE agents, issued a no-confidence vote for ICE Director John Morton... [See Napolitano Watch]