|Mark Krikorian -- Center for Immigration Studies -- November 9, 2011
No cartel war spillover, nosiree
From The Monitor newspaper in South Texas: An internal Gulf Cartel struggle may have directly caused at least two recent kidnappings in the Rio Grande Valley, as well as an apparent exodus of lieutenants who are looking for safety on U.S. soil. -- In the last two weeks of October, Rafael "El Junior" Cardenas Vela, Eudoxio "El Bocho" Ramos Garcia and Jose Luis "Comandante Wicho" Zuniga Hernandez were arrested...
|McAllen (Texas) Monitor -- November 9, 2011
SWAT teams dispatched as gun battle unfolds near Escobares
Gunmen crossed the Rio Grande into the United States near a shootout between where the Mexican military and a group of gunmen was taking place. -- Several area SWAT teams responded about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to a ranch near Escobares, just across the U.S.-Mexico border, where a shootout broke out south of the Rio Grande. -- The shootout reportedly began shortly after noon...
|KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas -- November 9, 2011
Valley seeing rise in kidnappings
A rise in kidnappings on this side of the border has us asking questions. It's a tactic criminals have been using across the river for years. -- There has been a rise in kidnappings across the Valley over the last few months and especially in the last few weeks. Most of these crimes are still under investigation. Investigators say a lot of the kidnappings are bad guys on bad guys. They're usually drug related...
|KSAT-TV -- San Antonio -- November 9, 2011
Illegal border traffic overwhelms Texas deputies
Falfurrias -- Between bailouts during pursuits and searching the rugged brush country for dead or dying illegal [aliens], Brooks County Sheriff Rey Rodriguez said his department is "having a rough time." -- Rodriguez said it's not just his small department, but also state and federal law enforcement agencies in Brooks County -- a deep South Texas county of about 7,000 people...
|John W. Whitehead -- LewRockwell.com -- November 8, 2011
Cancer-causing airport scanners? Enough is enough
Just when you started to think it might be safe to fly again... -- Remember those whole-body, X-ray scanners the government installed in airports across the country and kept insisting were so safe? It turns out that they're not so safe, after all. According to an investigative report by ProPublica / PBS NewsHour, anywhere from six to 100 U.S. airline passengers each year could get cancer from the machines...
|Kimberly Dvorak -- The Examiner -- October 31, 2011
Armas Cruzadas: Napolitano's own Mexican gun-trafficking operation
While Operation Fast and Furious remains a thorn in U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's side, it looks like Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano may soon begin sharing the pain. -- Sec. Napolitano recently informed the House Judiciary Committee she had no knowledge of Fast and Furious, but omitted to mention her own department was running Operation Armas Cruzadas...
|Texas Insider -- October 28, 2011
Smith: Only 44% of U.S. / Mexico border under "operational control"
"Even President Obama admitted to Hispanic voters that his administration's deportation numbers are 'deceptive'. In other words, the Obama Administration is cooking the books to make it look like they are enforcing immigration laws, when in reality they are enacting amnesty through inaction." -- Texas Congressman & House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith...
|The Blaze -- October 28, 2011
Napolitano silent on alternatives while criminal aliens released in US
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told a House committee that she is "not aware" of any actions the Obama administration has taken against countries that will not accept back illegal [aliens] in "deportation status," some of whom have committed crimes. After a "six-month detention period," the illegal [aliens] are released within the United States...
|Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- October 28, 2011
DHS announces Halloween checkpoints to 'keep children safe'
Following the announcement that TSA agents would be involved in manning highway checkpoints in Tennessee, the State's Homeland Security Commissioner said yesterday that a raft of new "security checkpoints" would be in place over the Halloween period to "keep roadways safe for trick-or-treaters." -- Well, if it's 'for the children', who are we to kick up a fuss?
|WorldNetDaily.com -- October 28, 2011
Congressman: Muslim Napolitano adviser leaked sensitive data
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano promised a Republican congressman she would look into a report that a prominent Muslim leader in Texas who serves with a security clearance on the DHS advisory council accessed a federal database and shopped sensitive reports to a left-leaning media outlet to publicize his claim that the department is promoting "Islamophobia"...
|M. Catherine Evans -- The American Thinker -- Bellevue, Wash. -- October 28, 2011
Napolitano denies knowledge of Fast and Furious
The list of top government officials unaware of a 2009 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) gun-walking program just keeps growing. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, appearing before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, became the latest high-level official to go on the record denying any knowledge of Operation Fast and Furious...
|Kay Day -- The Examiner -- October 27, 2011
Union says Border Patrol agents face 'quick trigger'
The National Border Patrol Council weighed in on the conviction of Border Patrol Agent Jesus Diaz on Wednesday, saying the issue should have been handled "at the administrative level." NBPC said the case was an example of "overzealous prosecution." -- A formal statement issued by Shawn Moran, vice-president of the NBPC, said Diaz's case "continues the tradition of bias against Border Patrol agents..."
|Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- October 27, 2011
Napolitano knew about Fast and Furious in 2009
Despite telling a House Judiciary Committee yesterday that she only learned of operation Fast and Furious in December last year when the controversy went public, Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano actually helped launch the previous incarnation of the program, Project Gunrunner, at a White House press conference in March 2009...
|KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas -- October 27, 2011
Expert says Border Patrol changed search tactics
A group of former Border Patrol agents say routine checks at commercial transportation hubs are changing. This means the daily presence of Border Patrol agents at bus stations, train stations and airports is over. -- The Border Patrol branch in McAllen says they can't disclose policy because of its sensitive nature. They directed us straight to Washington...
|Homeland Security Today -- October 27, 2011
Napolitano again defends ICE focus on deporting 'criminal aliens'
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano defended her department's immigration enforcement and border security activities before a hostile hearing of the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, arguing the focus of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on removing criminal aliens recently has made the country safer. -- While Republicans largely did not disagree that removing criminal aliens was a good idea...
|The Hill -- Washington -- October 26, 2011
Judiciary chairman threatens to subpoena DHS over deportations
The Republican Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday threatened to subpoena the [DHS] for a list of illegal [aliens] who the agency has declined to detain. -- Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) requested a list in August of illegal [aliens] who were not pursued by DHS and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under new guidelines...
|Associated Press -- October 26, 2011
Obama Regime not helping Alabama to enforce new law
The government hasn't offered to help Alabama put in place a strict immigration law that the Obama administration is challenging in court, ... Janet Napolitano said Wednesday. -- The administration has sued to block the law, which is considered the toughest state immigration measure in the country. -- "We have been working with the [DoJ] in its challenge to that law," Napolitano told the House Judiciary Committee...
|Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- October 26, 2011
New street lights to have "Homeland Security" applications
New street lights that include "Homeland Security" applications including speaker systems, motion sensors and video surveillance are now being rolled out with the aid of government funding. -- The Intellistreets system comprises of a wireless digital infrastructure that allows street lights to be controlled remotely by means of a ubiquitous wi-fi link...
|Rep. Lamar Smith -- Politico -- October 25, 2011
Obama deportation numbers a 'trick'
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano last week announced that the Obama administration has deported a record number of illegal immigrants in the past year. -- But the Obama administration is using smoke and mirrors to achieve its so-called historic record. Take away the illusion, and the facts show that the administration conjures up its deportation statistics...
|Paul Joseph Watson -- Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- October 25, 2011
Congressman: Secret report on TSA will "knock Your socks off"
The chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which oversees the TSA, has asserted that the release of a classified report on TSA security failures will renew calls for the replacement of the agency with private airport security personnel. -- "The failure rate (for body scanning equipment) is classified but it would absolutely knock your socks off..."
|Fox News -- October 25, 2011
Construction begins on unmanned checkpoint at Texas-Mexico border
Construction will begin Monday on an unmanned border checkpoint at Big Bend, a national park in a remote corner of southwest Texas, even as the federal government has been adding agents to patrol other parts of the U.S.-Mexico boundary. -- U.S. officials say the crossing, the first of its kind on the southern border, is a concession to trade and tourism in an isolated stretch of hard country...
|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...
|WTVF-TV -- Nashville
Subversive Obama Regime begins random road inspections in Tenn.
You're probably used to seeing TSA's signature blue uniforms at the airport, but now agents are hitting the interstates to fight terrorism with Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR). -- "Where is a terrorist more apt to be found? Not these days on an airplane more likely on the interstate," said Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons...
|CNS News -- October 20, 2011
Outrage: Obama Regime giving work permits to some illegals
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that under the administration's policy of exercising "prosecutorial discretion" in the enforcement of the immigration laws, her department is currently authorizing some illegal aliens to work in the United States. -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking-member of the Senate Judiciary panel, asked Napolitano...
|KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas -- October 14, 2011
DPS warns parents that cartels recruiting high school students
Austin -- he Texas Department of Public Safety is warning parents about drug cartels recruiting Texas high school students. DPS officials say they caught a 12-year-old boy driving a stolen pickup truck containing more than 800 pounds of marijuana last week. -- Last month, two Texas teenagers were lured to Mexico where they were kidnapped... [So much for the Obama Regime's "secure border"]
|Cronkite News Service -- October 13, 2011
Arizona deputy likens border to war zone at Washington hearing
Pinal County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Steve Henry said Wednesday that when his deputies go to the border they face a situation similar to a warzone in Afghanistan or Iraq. -- "The fact that everybody we encounter, almost, is armed. The only difference is that we don't exchange shots with them most of the time," Henry said after speaking to a panel in Washington...
|Declan McCullagh -- CNET -- October 8, 2011
DHS moves forward with 'pre-crime' detection
An internal U.S. Department of Homeland Security document indicates that a controversial program designed to predict whether a person will commit a crime is already being tested on some members of the public voluntarily, CNET has learned. -- If this sounds a bit like the Tom Cruise movie called "Minority Report," or the CBS drama "Person of Interest," it is... [See Big Brother Watch - Obama Watch - Police State Watch - NWO Treason Watch]
|KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas -- October 7, 2011
More chaos on Obama's "secure border"
La Rosita, Texas -- The search has been called off for Mexican gunmen who fled into the U.S. following a shootout with the Mexican military. -- It happened near La Rosita in Starr County around 4:00 p.m. Thursday. -- The Starr County Sheriff's Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, U.S. Border Patrol, and the Texas Rangers all responded to a cornfield six miles west of Rio Grande City following a violent clash...
|The Hill -- Washington -- October 5, 2011
Big Sis calls for 'reality check' in immigration enforcement debate
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano called for a "reality check" of the country's debate over immigration enforcement. -- Napolitano, speaking at American University on Wednesday, defended the Obama administration's immigration enforcement policies as being "smart and effective" while saying the George W. Bush administration's "made no sense" and did not prioritize the government's limited resources...
|KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas -- September 30, 2011
Violence explodes on Obama's 'secure border'
The lines between two countries are blurred for one Valley man. He calls both the United States and Mexico home, and he says the violence is now on both sides of the border. Channel 5 News told you about a report two retired generals presented to Texas lawmakers earlier this week. That report says the cartels are pushing their drug battle north...
|KSAT-TV -- San Antonio -- September 30, 2011
New report calls border 'war zone'
A new report is taking aim at the Texas-Mexico border. The study was commissioned by the Texas Department of Agriculture and calls the border more dangerous than ever. -- Todd Staples, Texas Commissioner of Agriculture, said Americans need to wake up and face a growing crisis. -- "This is a drug war on America. Texas happens to be the front line," Staples said... [This as Big Sis and Obama claim the border is more secure than ever]
|McAllen (Texas) Monitor -- September 28, 2011
Sources: Fatal gunshots on McAllen expressway point to Gulf Cartel
Fatal gunshots volleyed from one vehicle to another along the expressway early Tuesday morning point to a power struggle within the Gulf Cartel, sources familiar with the victim said. -- McAllen police continue to investigate the apparent murder of Jorge Zavala, 32, a Mission man slain as a volley of gunfire penetrated his Ford Expedition about 2 a.m. Tuesday...
|Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- September 20, 2011
Big Sis tags coffee cups with Big Brother eye
Homeland Security's See Something, Say Something snitch campaign is now so pervasive that Big Sis has extended the message to coffee cups, recruiting jittery coffee drinkers to spot terrorists as part of a deal with the Maryland Transit Administration, which used DHS funds to purchase the ads. -- The message appears on the sleeve of coffee cups and reads, "If you see something, say something..."
|Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- September 8, 2011
Border Control: Cartel demands $30,000 to let football team cross
In March, Homeland Security boss Janet Napolitano declared security along the U.S-Mexican border "is better now than it ever has been." Napolitano boasted about Congress approving funds for two new unmanned aircraft systems, the erection of two new forward operating bases, 250 Customs and Border Protection port offices and 250 Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigators...
|Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- September 8, 2011
Big Sis set to zap travelers with MRI-style scans
Janet Napolitano's promise that travelers will soon not be required to take their shoes off at airport security checkpoints comes at a cost new MRI-style scanners that will zap Americans with a powerful magnetic field that has been linked with numerous health risks. -- "Safran Morpho, a firm that was formerly a part of General Electric's Security division, told Politico..."
|ABC News -- September 7, 2011
Napolitano confronts Drudge Report over 'Orwellian... Big Sis' view
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Matt Drudge is "just wrong" for dubbing her "Big Sis" on his Drudge Report website, and defended DHS's efforts to respect people's civil liberties while protecting against terrorist attacks. -- "I don't think he means it kindly," Napolitano said, when asked about the nickname today during an event sponsored by Politico...
|Josh Gerstein -- Politico -- September 6, 2011
Big Sis: Drudge is 'just wrong' on privacy
[DHS] Secretary Janet Napolitano is calling out web news aggregator Matt Drudge for suggesting that she's an ogre eager to invade the privacy of Americans and in particular those who travel by air. -- "I think my nickname is 'Big Sis.' I don't think he means it kindly, actually," Napolitano said Tuesday, accurately recalling the moniker that often accompanies scary-looking photos of her on Drudge's popular news site...
|Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas -- September 6, 2011
Chuck Norris warns of DHS war on white Americans
Highlighting how the [DHS] has turned its attention to white middle class Americans as the primary terror threat in a series of recent PSA's, actor Chuck Norris warns that the federal government is ignoring Al-Qaeda Muslims while shifting its strategy to target anti-big government citizen activists. -- In a piece for TownHall.com...
|Paul Joseph Watson -- Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- September 2, 2011
Armed Mexican Federal Police cross into United States
While the Department of Homeland Security is busy demonizing white middle class Americans as deadly security threats, armed Mexican troops and police are constantly witnessed violating border controls and entering the United States with guns drawn, but the federal government couldn't seem to care less. -- The latest incident concerns an incursion by armed Mexican Federal Police yesterday morning...
|Huffington Post -- August 30, 2011
Big Sis claims deportation numbers will remain 'robust'
Janet Napolitano, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, defended the administration's new deportation policy on Tuesday, saying she expects more [illegal aliens.... criminals] convicted of other crimes to be deported. If states want to see more deportations overall or more funding of border security, though, she said they need to look to Congress..."
|Tom Tancredo -- WorldNetDaily.com -- August 27, 2011
The states must fight Obama's amnesty decree
If anyone had any doubt about President Obama's lack of respect for the Constitution, the separation of powers or the rule of law, ...Janet Napolitano dispelled that doubt on Aug. 18. -- Napolitano has announced rather cavalierly that her department will no longer enforce the nation's immigration laws. According to White House spokesperson Cecilia Munoz, our immigration laws will henceforth be enforced...
|Federale -- VDare.com -- August 27, 2011
Obama's Administrative Amnesty: Impeachment is the only answer
Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann and the other Republican presidential hopefuls have still not responded on their campaign websites to the Obama Administration's confirmation, in a letter from Homeland Security (sic) Secretary Janet Napolitano to Senate Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin and 21 other Treason Lobby Senators released August 18, that it is indeed implementing an administrative amnesty...
|Nashville Tennessean -- August 27, 2011
Deportations on hold? Not in Tennessee
The federal government says it will better prioritize immigration cases to deport only the worst of the worst criminals, sparing children and young adults who have been in the country for years. -- But Tennessee's immigration authorities may have not gotten the memo. -- Last week, Janet Napolitano, head of the U.S. [DHS], ordered a full review of 360,000 current immigration cases...
|Tom Tancredo -- WorldNetDaily.com -- August 26, 2011
The states must fight Obama's amnesty decree
If anyone had any doubt about President Obama's lack of respect for the Constitution, the separation of powers or the rule of law, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano dispelled that doubt on Aug. 18. -- Napolitano has announced rather cavalierly that her department will no longer enforce the nation's immigration laws. According to White House spokesperson Cecilia Munoz, our immigration laws will...
|Diana Furchtgott-Roth -- Washington Examiner -- August 25, 2011
Congress, not Obama, should set immigration policy
Don't look now, but President Obama is changing immigration policy by regulation. -- We need more legal pathways for immigrants to enter America, but legislation is a better way to address the problem than executive action. -- Last week, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano informed Congress that she is instituting a review of all individuals currently in deportation proceedings...
|KTAR -- Phoenix -- August 21, 2011
Babeu blasts Obama deportation scheme
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, a leader in the fight against illegal immigration, calls the Obama Administration's new deportation policy "de facto amnesty." -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Thursday that the department will focus on deporting illegal [aliens] who are criminals or pose a threat to national security or public safety...
|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]
|Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas -- August 17, 2011
Big Sis' Latest Terrorists: More White Americans
Despite causing controversy last month with a video that portrayed white middle class Americans as the most likely terrorists, the Department of Homeland Security has released yet another PSA that depicts an attempt to bomb a subway station not by Al-Qaeda Muslims, but well-dressed white people... [See Obama Watch]
|Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- August 5, 2011
TSA goons illegaly confiscate pregnant woman's insulin
The TSA is at it again. Putting in danger and infringing on the rights of every day Americans attempting to go about their daily business is now par for the course in the nation's airports. -- This time the agency faces a formal complaint over an incident Yesterday at Denver International Airport where a TSA screener confiscated a pregnant woman's insulin and ice packs...
|David DeGraw -- Amped Status -- August 2, 2011
Big Brother to watch every move every American makes on the Internet
Big Brother just got an injection of steroids. A House panel approved legislation, pushed by the DoJ, which will require internet ISPs to record and save every move every American makes on the internet. In true Orwellian fashion, this is happening under the guise of protecting children from porn, this bill is called... [See Obama Watch & Police State Watch]
|PC World -- August 1, 2011
ISP data-retention bill rankles privacy advocates
A proposed law designed to fight child pornography has rankled privacy advocates because it would require Internet service providers to keep 12-month logs of customers' names, credit card information, and other identifying information that are tied to temporarily assigned network addresses... [See Big Brother Watch -- Police State Watch -- Obama Watch -- NWO Treason Watch]
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner -- July 27, 2011
Obama Regime cancels DHS nuclear detection program
The Obama administration canceled a $1.2 billion program to install nuclear material detectors at U.S. ports of entry, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. -- According to Tuesday's DHS statement to the U.S. Congress, the equipment is unreliable as far as its "technical glitches" that included false positives or false alarms.
|Daniel Taylor -- Old Thinker News -- July 24, 2011
"White Alqaeda" targeted as western governments turn terror apparatus inward
...[The Oslo] event is feeding into a growing trend in which western governments are turning their anti-terror apparatus inward. The Department of Homeland Security recently released a video in which the depiction of terrorist activity involved white men in every threat scenario.Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano recently made clear that domestic terrorism is at the center of the government's focus....
|Anthony Martin -- The Examiner -- Forbes -- July 23, 2011
Of Holder, Hillary, Big Sis, and Mueller... who will pay for corruption?
In anticipation of the monumental hearings that will take place in Congress next Tuesday on the DOJ-ATF Gun Smuggling Scandal known as 'Project Gunwalker,' one of the two who first broke the story, Mike Vanderboegh, traveled this week to Washington to talk to informants, sources, Congressmen and Senators, and to attend the hearings... [See AG Watch & Obama Watch]
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner -- July 21, 2011
House committee passes "See Something, Say Something" lawsuit protection
The House Judiciary Committee yesterday approved legislation to better protect citizens who report suspicious activity indicating possible terror activity. -- The See Something, Say Something Act (H.R. 963) expands protections against lawsuits for individuals who report suspicious terrorist-related activity... [See Big Brother Watch - Obama Watch - Police State Watch]
|Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- July 21, 2011
DHS video characterizes white Americans as most likely terrorists
A new promotional video released by the Department of Homeland Security characterizes white middle class Americans as the most likely terrorists, as Big Sis continues its relentless drive to cement the myth that mad bombers are hiding around every corner, when in reality Americans are just as likely to be killed by lightning strikes or peanut allergies...
|Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas -- July 13, 2011
Mom arrested after refusing TSA molestation of daughter
Andrea Fornella Abbott of Clarksville, Tennessee, was arrested by Nashville airport authorities after she refused to let the TSA fondle her daughter. -- Abbott said she did not want her daughter to be "touched inappropriately" or have her "crotch grabbed," according to a police report... [See Big Brother Watch - Obama Watch - Police State Watch]
|John W. Whitehead -- NJToday.net -- July 8, 2011
VIPR Searches and the American Citizen: 'Dominate. Intimidate. Control.'
The transition to a police state will not come about with a dramatic coup d'etat, with battering rams and marauding militia. As we have experienced first-hand in recent years, it will creep in softly, one violation at a time, until suddenly you find yourself being subjected to random patdowns and security sweeps during your morning commute to work or quick trip to the shopping mall... [See Big Brother Watch -- Police State Watch -- Obama Watch -- NWO Treason Watch]
|KFYI-AM -- Phoenix -- July 7, 2011 Audio Report Included
Big Sis to Sheriff Babeu: You're never going to seal the border
Sheriff Paul Babeu came on the Mike Broomhead Show Thursday to talk about a meeting he, among others, had with Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano in Arizona. -- As soon and the secretary opened for questions, Sheriff Babeu jumped on the opportunity to tell her how our border is ACTUALLY doing...
||Broward / Palm Beach New Times -- July 7, 2011
TSA groper caught with stolen iPad in pants
While most Transportation Security Administration employees are busy groping people or taking naked pictures of them, the cops say one of those employees was putting fliers' electronics down his pants. -- The Broward Sheriff's Office says 30-year-old Nelson Santiago stole around $50,000 worth of electronics...
|Janice Kephart -- Center for Immigration Studies -- July 6, 2011
Napolitano releasing a border strategy tomorrow; does anyone care?
Local TV in Arizona has reported that on Thursday, July 7, 2011, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, with Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin and Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske, will be announcing the 2011 Southwest Border Counternarcotics Strategy in Nogales, Arizona...
|Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas -- July 5, 2011
Libertarian Party asks Florida sherriffs to arrest TSA agents
The Libertarian Party of Florida has written to the sheriff of every county in the state demanding that they arrest any TSA agent who conducts an "enhanced" pat-down on charges of sexual battery. -- "We, The People of the State of Florida must turn to you as our last line of defense against a federal government that is usurping authority and ignoring the rule of law." [See Big Brother Watch & Obama Watch]
|Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas -- July 4, 2011
Ron Paul goes after the much despised TSA
In the wake of last week's demise of the effort on behalf of Texas lawmakers to criminalize TSA transgressions, Congressman Ron Paul has taken up the cause, once again proving he is the only serious presidential candidate when it comes to protecting the liberties of Americans... [See Big Brother Watch -- Police State Watch -- Obama Watch -- NWO Treason Watch]
|Keith Johnson - American Free Press -- July 3, 2011
People rise up against the out-of-control TSA
Though it has been a slow and often arduous task, American populists leading the revolt against the intrusive pat-downs and cancer inducing body scanners of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have made significant headway in recent months. What began as a grassroots insurrection against governmental abuse has now attracted the support of state and federal legislators... [See Big Brother Watch & Obama Watch]
|Branham (Wash.) Banner-Press -- July 2, 2011
Illegals: Officials say incarceration costs can drain county jail budget
The Texas-Mexico border is either as safe as it's ever been or more dangerous than ever before, depending on who you ask. -- Some bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., like Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, have said on numerous occasions that the border is safe...
|Investors Business Daily -- July 2, 2011
TSA: Totally Screwed-Up Administration
What kind of politically correct security allows a Nigerian man without a valid boarding pass to get on an airplane and fly cross-country while we search the adult diaper of a 95-year-old cancer patient? -- Lena Reppert, 95, is in the late stages of leukemia and must wear an adult diaper.... [See Big Brother Watch & Obama Watch]
|Audrey Hudson -- Human Events -- July 1, 2011
Senate spectacle thumbs nose at immigration law
Allowing hundreds of illegal aliens to participate in a congressional hearing sends a dangerous signal that it's okay to flout immigration laws in the U.S. -- That's what some immigration watchdogs are saying about a Senate hearing Tuesday that intended to commend those who came to this country at a young age with their parents but were never granted legal status... [See Obama Watch]
|Audrey Hudson -- Human Events -- July 1, 2011
Senate spectacle thumbs nose at immigration law
Allowing hundreds of illegal aliens to participate in a congressional hearing sends a dangerous signal that it's okay to flout immigration laws in the U.S. -- That's what some immigration watchdogs are saying about a Senate hearing Tuesday that intended to commend those who came to this country at a young age with their parents but were never granted legal status...
|Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- June 30, 2011
Obama's TSA too busy checking diapers to check boarding passes
In the same week that the TSA came under renewed fire for forcing a cancer stricken elderly woman to remove her adult diaper comes news of a shocking security lapse. -- A Nigerian man was able to board and take a seat on a Virgin Airways flight from New York to Los Angeles without a passport or a valid boarding pass... [See Big Brother Watch & Obama Watch]
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- June 29, 2011
Is the Obama Regime seeking praise for deporting criminals?
On Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the supposed merits of the proposed DREAM Act, which would grant legal status to millions of illegal aliens. -- In addition to pushing for yet another form of amnesty, Napolitano took the opportunity to once again tout the enforcement efforts of this administration...
||Jonah Goldberg -- National Review -- June 29, 2011
Rage against the TSA machine
The backdrop of my favorite science-fiction novels, Frank Herbert's Dune series, is something called the Butlerian Jihad. Some 10,000 years before the main events of the story take place, humanity rebelled against "thinking machines"... [See Big Brother Watch & Obama Watch]
|Reuters -- June 28, 2011
Texas lawmakers pass airport 'anti-groping' bill
Legislation to make enhanced airport security pat-downs a crime if they involve touching a passenger's "private" areas was approved by the Texas House and Senate on Monday. -- The moves came just days after the measure appeared dead when the House speaker called the provisions "unenforceable" and "an embarrassment to the state of Texas."
|The Lookout -- June 28, 2011
Napolitano defends Morton's memo on overlooking 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...
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner -- June 28, 2011
ICE agents slam Obama immigration policy
In a biting statement released this week, ICE union leaders say that since the June 10, 2010 no confidence vote was first released, problems within their agency have increased, citing the Director's latest Discretionary Memorandum as just one example. -- "Any American concerned about immigration needs to brace themselves for what's coming," said Chris Crane... [See Obama Watch & AG Watch]
|PressTV.com -- June 28, 2011
Memo:DHS lied to Americans about TSA
Newly released internal government documents, obtained via the Freedom Of Information Act, reveal that the TSA, and specifically the head of the Department of Homeland Security, "publicly mischaracterized" the findings of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in stating that NIST had positively confirmed the safety of full body scanners in tests... [See Obama Watch]
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- June 28, 2011
'Big Sis' to testify in Senate today on DREAM Act amnesty scheme
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Education Secretary Arne Duncan are scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing on the DREAM Act today. Both are ardent supporters of the amnesty bill which has been defeated several times over the last decade... [See Obama Watch]
|Houston Chronicle -- June 27, 2011
Report: Obama Regime downplayed ICE case dismissals
Homeland Security officials misled the public and Congress last year in an effort to downplay a wave of immigration case dismissals in Houston and other cities amid accusations that they had created a "back-door amnesty," newly released records show. -- The records, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, include a series of internal memos...
|Northwest Florida Daily News -- June 26, 2011
Obama's TSA goons out of control
A woman has filed a complaint with federal authorities over how her elderly mother was treated at Northwest Florida Regional Airport last weekend. -- Jean Weber of Destin filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security after her 95-year-old mother was detained and extensively searched last Saturday... [See Obama Watch]
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner -- June 24, 2011
Is Obama aiding illegal aliens to vote for him?
President Barack Obama and his Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolititano are planning to make it easy for hundreds of thousands of illegal [aliens] to enter the United States in 2012. The new rules were released last Friday without much media fanfare. -- According to Neil Munro at The Daily Caller, the "prosecutorial discretion" memo says officials need not enforce immigration laws...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- June 15, 2011
Virginia's Gov. McDonnell wants an answer from Napolitano... now
On Friday, Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) stated publicly that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is dragging its feet in their decision on whether or not to grant Virginia police officers the authority to deport illegal aliens. -- Gov. McDonnell said: "The unfortunate reality is that ICE is underfunded and understaffed to adequately manage the detention and deportation of criminal illegal aliens without the assistance of well-trained state partners..."
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner -- June 7, 2011
Congressman blasts airport security and screeners
A top Republican congressman on transportation safety and security issues blasted the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Friday for its federal workforce of airport screeners or Transportation Security Officers (TSOs). -- There's been growing anger regarding allegations that TSA screeners have conducted inappropriate pat downs of airline passengers... [See Big Brother Watch -- Police State Watch -- Obama Watch]
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner -- June 1, 2011
DHS endangers lives, ignores MS-13 plots
Secretary Janet Napolitano and the Department of Homeland Security endangered the lives of federal officers by waiting months to alert them of a notoriously violent Salvadoran gang's plots to murder Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and their families, according to an investigation by a Washington, D.C. watchdog group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- June 1, 2011
The cartel violence that Obama administration claims is not here
Though Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano claims that security along the U.S./Mexican border "is better now than it ever has been," and that the so-called spillover violence is not yet a serious issue... the facts say otherwise. -- Watch the video... for a sobering look at what is really coming over our unprotected border... [See Obama Watch]
|End of the American Dream -- May 31, 2011
Signs the world is being transformed into a Big Brother prison grid
Do you want your children and grandchildren to live in a futuristic "big brother" control grid where everything they do is watched, recorded, tracked and tightly controlled? Well, that is exactly where things are headed. We witnessed some really bad totalitarian regimes during the 20th century, but what is coming is going to be far more restrictive than any of the despots of the past ever dreamed was possible... [See Big Brother Watch -- Police State Watch -- Obama Watch]
|Brownsville Herald -- May 31, 2011
Agencies dispute spillover report
Palmview, Texas -- Officers responded to a van along the Expressway 83 frontage road on a weekday morning. -- Only when they arrived did they realize the Ford van had not been deserted. Luis Alfredo Coronado, 36, had been shot in the neck. He was unresponsive and later died at an area hospital... [This as Big Sis and Obama claim the border is more secure than ever]
|James Walsh -- NewsMax-com -- May 31, 2011
U.S.-Mexican border remains porous
Immigration is energized by push-and-pull forces. For most immigrants entering the United States, the push is poverty in their homelands, while the pull is a better standard of living just across the border. -- The Obama administration's promises of universal healthcare, free education, social welfare benefits, economic entitlements, and immigration reform...