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|James Fulford -- VDare.com -- June 20, 2012
Janet Napolitano's dream decree
This is an excerpt from the official memo from Janet Napolitano on Obama's unconstitutional Administrative Amnesty. You can read the whole thing as a PDF on the DHS site. Link via Stanford Law School Fellow William Baude, who describes it as "short on legal specifics". Without meaning to put words in Baude's mouth, the "legal specifics" I would look for would be "where do Napolitano and Obama get the authority for this?" It's not in the Constitution!
|Madison Ruppert -- The Intel Hub -- June 18, 2012
More fear mongering out of the subversive Obama regime
Another day, another fear mongering report from the megalithic Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and this time it is almost more absurd than the previous laughable reports, if you can believe it. -- While this isn't as insane as the bulletins which actually stated that many common bodily movements and behaviors are indicators of terrorism, it is close...
|Andrew Becker & G.W. Schulz -- North County Times -- June 15, 2012
At U.S. border, expensive drones generate lots of buzz, few results
Tucson -- An aerial drone, zooming somewhere out of sight high above the cooling scrubland, first spotted the group of nearly two dozen migrants. -- Snaking through the Sonoran Desert on a warm, moonless night last month, the would-be [illegal aliens] traversed the rugged foothills southwest of Tucson, a few miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border...
|Susan Jones -- CNS News -- June 15, 2012
Big Sis dubs amnesty scheme "deferred action process"
President Obama will discuss his administration's apparent end-run around Congress on immigration policy at 1:15 p.m. on Friday. Meanwhile, straight from the Homeland Security News release: Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced that effective immediately, certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children, do not present a risk to national security...
|Madison Ruppert -- Activist Post -- June 13, 2012
DHS buying more powerful NATO weaponry
The behemoth Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking up to 7,000 select fire (meaning that they are capable of both semi-automatic and automatic fire) 5.56x45mm North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) personal defense weapons (PDWs) on top of the hundreds of millions of hollow point rounds they recently acquired. -- Unfortunately, the reason for both of these major purchases and the continuing heavy armament...
|CNN International -- June 10, 2012
On The Border: Guns, drugs -- and a betrayal of trust
Columbus, NM -- Mayor Nicole Lawson is only 37, but her hair is already turning white as she tries to keep this border town corrupted more than a year ago by Mexican cartels from falling deeper into financial ruin. -- Lawson runs the village by day and works as a town emergency medical technician by night. She says she often sleeps just two hours, averaging $1.47 an hour as the new mayor...
|WND.com -- June 10, 2012
DHS derelict in border duties
Washington -- The Department of Homeland Security isn't meeting up to a quarter of service requests for air and marine backup to meet potential homeland security threats, according to the congressional watchdog Government Accountability Office, Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin is reporting. -- The Custom and Border Protection's Office of Air and Marine, or OAM, provides air and marine support at the request of the U.S. Border Patrol...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- June 10, 2012
ICE docs contradict agency's claim that it does not provide abortions
On Friday, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to block taxpayer-funded abortion services for illegal aliens being held in federal immigration detention facilities. -- Under the provision, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials would be barred from providing abortions to illegal aliens except those sought in the case of rape, incest or when the pregnancy threatens the life of the mother...
|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...
|Edwin Mora -- CNS News -- June 6, 2012
More DHS chicanery exposed
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency of the Department of Homeland Security, granted expedited border processing for three years to a person who had "close family ties" to an individual on the government's terrorist watch list, according to a report by the inspector general of DHS. -- CBP also granted expedited border processing to five individuals with links to drug smuggling...
|Michael Cutler -- Family Security Matters -- June 5, 2012
ICE deports gang member wanted for murder... again
Today's commentary is based on an article I recently wrote for the CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization website). My CAPS article was, itself, prompted by a news release that was posted on May 24, 2012 by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) that touted the arrest and deportation of Tarsis Dodamin Quintero-Sanchez. Quintero-Sanchez is an illegal alien from El Salvador...
|Pinal County Today -- Apache Junction, Arizona -- June 4, 2012
330 illegal crossings observed in one night
During the night of March 23, 2012, a researcher with the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington immigration think tank, observed significant illegal activity in the Vekol Valley area that included 330 illegal entries, drug mules and an ultra-light plane performing a drug drop. -- The observation came along 12-mile stretch of border in the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation... [So much for the Obama Regime's "secure border" hogwash]
|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..."
|London Daily Mail -- May 27, 2012
Words online that will make DHS spy on you
The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S. -- The intriguing the list includes obvious choices such as 'attack', 'Al Qaeda', 'terrorism' and 'dirty bomb' alongside dozens of seemingly innocent words like 'pork', 'cloud', 'team' and 'Mexico'...
|Borderzine.com -- May 24, 2012
New policy could change role of U.S. Border Patrol agents
El Paso -- Border Patrol agents might soon switch from sitting in trucks along the U.S.-Mexico border to helping traffic move more efficiently on the international bridges. -- This scenario comes from the idea of Border Patrol agents collaborating with other government agencies and institutions. -- Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher in May announced a strategy plan to fight transnational crimes and drugs...
|Sartre -- BATR.org -- May 22, 2012
Homeland Security in the land of the free
The horror stories about the Transportation Security Administration are indisputable. In the post 911 environment, civil liberties routinely ignored or eliminated, become a mere memory in a country that once prided itself as the beacon of freedom for the entire world. The TSA is part of the Department of Homeland Security. FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is also an agency of DHS...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- May 21, 2012
U.S. officials still fail to grasp threat posed by the cartels
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill which allows the prosecution of anyone who conspires or attempts to build a tunnel under the U.S./Mexican border, used to transport large quantities of illegal drugs and human cargo into this country. -- The Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2012 which was sponsored by Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-TX), passed with more than 400 vote...
|Christian Science Monitor -- May 16, 2012
At US border, era of fence-building, manpower 'surge' at an end
Phoenix -- With apprehensions of illegal immigrants at a 40-year low, the US border patrol is shifting its strategy away from fence-building and a manpower "surge" at the border and toward one centered on intelligence and identifying threats to national security. -- To some, the shift is overdue a recognition that the huge expenses incurred under the former policy are out of proportion to its achievements...
|Alex Thomas -- The Intel Hub -- May 15, 2012
Feinstein: "Get ready for more invasive TSA searches to save us from Al Qaeda"
Despite widespread negative coverage of the now proven to be manufactured CIA underwear bomb plot, influential Senator Diane Feinstein has warned Americans that more invasive TSA searches are coming in order to keep us safe from al Qaeda. -- Appearing on Fox News, Feinstein literally chided Americans for complaining about invasive sexual molestation type searches in airports throughout the country...
|Daily Caller -- May 15, 2012
Homeland Security stalls Florida voter clean-up effort
The Department of Homeland Security is stonewalling Florida's effort to clean up its voting rolls 12 years after George W. Bush won the state's electoral votes by a razor-thin margin. -- The state asked DHS in September to check the citizenship of 180,000 registered people who have Florida driver licenses but may not be citizens, Chris Cate, communications director for the Florida Department of State, told The Daily Caller...
|Steve Watson -- Infowars -- May 10, 2012
Family marched off plane; 18-month-old on no fly list
TSA agents at Fort Lauderdale Airport ordered a family to get off a plane they had already boarded, saying that their eighteen-month-old child was on a no fly list as a terror suspect. -- The child's parents said they believe they were flagged up and ordered to leave the JetBlue flight because they and their daughter are of Middle Eastern descent...
|Associated Press -- May 4, 2012
Big Sis rolls out surveillance drones
Seattle -- The federal government's unmanned drones patrolling the U.S.-Canadian border are venturing into Washington's airspace. -- In testimony before a U.S. Senate panel last week, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said northern border surveillance using unmanned aerial aircraft now expands from North Dakota to Eastern Washington...
|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...
|Paul Joseph Watson -- Infowars -- May 3, 2012
Rand Paul launches campaign to end the TSA
Senator Rand Paul has issued a press release in which he vows to lead the charge to "end the TSA" and put a stop to the needless and humiliating groping of toddlers and grandmothers. -- Earlier this year, Paul was detained by the TSA after refusing to submit to an invasive pat down after already having passed through a body scanner. The incident prompted national headlines and caused the Senator to miss his flight...
|Associated Press -- May 2, 2012
Subversive Obama regime extends protected status for Somalis
The Department of Homeland Security is once again renewing the temporary protected status for some Somali immigrants living in the United States. -- The protected status, first issued in 2001, will now expire in March 2014, meaning that Somali immigrants can stay in the U.S. until then. Homeland Security says their status is being extended because of an ongoing armed conflict and severe drought in Somalia...
|CBS News -- Washington -- April 26, 2012
TSA goons manhandle child with leg braces
The Transportation Security Administration is once again the subject of national scrutiny, this time after aggressively screening a 7-year-old female passenger with cerebral palsy which caused her family to miss their flight. -- The girl, identified as Dina Frank in a report by The Daily, was waiting with her family on Monday to board a flight departing from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York headed to Florida...
|Steve Watson -- Infowars -- April 26, 2012
Rep. says he was target for grope down by TSA goons
A US Congressman has claimed that he was assaulted during a TSA patdown and was then targeted for future patdowns by the TSA after complaining about the incident. -- Texas Rep. Francisco Canseco says he was inappropriately touched in private areas during a run in with the TSA earlier this month at San Antonio International Airport...
|Ed Ashurst -- Federal Observer -- April 26, 2012
The perils of a taxpayer in a foreign land
"The border is not a fence or a line in the dirt... it is a third country that joins Mexico and the United States." David Aguilar, Chief Border Patrol Agent under the Obama-Napolitano regime. -- The above statement made by Obama's head Border Patrol agent set off a firestorm of controversy and anger from everyone except those encamped in the midst of the radical left and guaranteed Mr. Anguilar a permanent seat at the current administrations round table that has been graced with the likes of Tony Rezko...
|Kimberly Dvorak -- The Examiner -- April 26, 2012
T.S.A. agents busted at LAX for drug trafficking
The DEA announced that two former and two current Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners, who worked at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) were arrested on federal narcotics trafficking and bribery charges. The TSA screeners allegedly took cash payments and allowed large shipments of cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana to pass through the X-ray machines at security checkpoints...
|London Daily Mail -- April 25, 2012
'The public is fed-up': Former TSA chief again criticises airport security
The former head of the Transportation Security Administration has once again lambasted the country's airport security system. -- Kip Hawley, who was head of the TSA from 2005-2009, says he understands why the public is 'fed-up' with the agency, because lengthy security checks and a laundry list of banned items do little to stop terrorists and need to be streamlined...
|London Guardian -- April 24, 2012
Another TSA nightmare
Of all the many complaints about airport security and the TSA, one of the most common is that they make little distinction between plausible security threats and passengers unlikely to be doing anything wrong. -- And a recent incident in Wichita, Kansas has reinforced that argument, as a four-year-old girl was apparently subjected to a humiliating ordeal after she hugged her grandmother while she was waiting in line...
|Jennifer Abel -- London Guardian -- April 21, 2012
The TSA's mission creep is making the U.S. a police state
Ever since 2010, when the Transportation Security Administration started requiring that travelers in American airports submit to sexually intrusive gropings based on the apparent anti-terrorism principle that "If we can't feel your nipples, they must be a bomb", the agency's craven apologists have shouted down all constitutional or human rights objections with the mantra "If you don't like it, don't fly!"
|Raymond Herrera -- The Sun -- San Bernardino, Calif. -- April 20, 2012
Violation of the rule of law
In the year 1789 James Madison, the father of the U.S. Constitution, Thomas Jefferson and the other founding fathers feared there would be a future president such as Barack Obama. -- The Obama administration and his unelected Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas are an ominous threat to the republic...
|Paul Joseph Watson -- Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- April 18, 2012
Big Sis launches undercover TSA spies to ride Houston buses
A new program in Houston will place undercover TSA agents and police officers on buses whose job it will be to perform bag searches, watch for "suspicious activity" and interrogate passengers in order to 'curb crime and terrorism.' -- Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee unveiled the program, labeled Bus Safe, during a press conference on Friday...
|KSAZ-TV -- Phoenix -- April 17, 2012
Students Walk Out of Napolitano Speech
Students at the University of California Los Angeles walked out as Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano addressed the immigration controversy. -- Expanding on national security issues spanning from international threats to natural disasters, Napolitano said the government prioritizes issues of homeland security, border security and immigration...
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner -- April 12, 2012
Napolitano continues comical remarks, says citizens' group
As crime and violence continues along the U.S.- Mexican border unabated and overwhelmed federal agents are increasingly attacked by heavily armed drug smugglers, the nation's Homeland Security chief assures Americans that the de facto war zone is "as secure as it has ever been," according to a non-partisan, public interest group based in Washington, DC...
|New York Post -- April 4, 2012
TSA screener tosses hot coffee in pilot's face
She should switch to decaf. -- A TSA screener was arrested at JFK Airport for hurling a cup of hot coffee at an American Airlines pilot who told her and some colleagues to tone down a profanity- laced conversation in a terminal, sources said yesterday. -- The dust-up occurred at about 5 a.m. on March 28, when airman Steven Trivett, 54, who was off-duty, was exiting Terminal 8 and overheard the banter... [Related item]
|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...
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner -- April 2, 2012
DHS oblivious to unauthorized foreigners In U.S., says new report
A number of representatives from watchdog groups, government agencies and the U.S. Congress are intensifying their criticism of the Obama Administration's handling of illegal immigration and the Department of Homeland Security's shortcomings in policing the immigration and visa system. -- For example, the successful and well-known "Inside the Beltway" watchdog group -- that's respected by those...
|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..."
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner -- March 29, 2012
New Report: DHS suffers from low morale
The Department of Homeland Security, the nation's third largest federal agency with a workforce of over 200,000 federal workers, suffers from a bad case of low employee morale, according to a just released report submitted to the U.S. Congress on Thursday. -- Since its creation in 2003, DHS has faced challenges implementing functions, and its employees have reported having low job satisfaction...
|The American Dream -- March 29, 2012
Why does DHS need 450 million hollow point bullets?
Somebody out there has decided that the Department of Homeland Security needs a whole lot of ammunition. Recently it was announced that ATK was awarded a contract to provide up to 450 MILLION hollow point bullets to the Department of Homeland Security over the next five years. -- Is it just me, or does that sound incredibly excessive? What in the world is the DHS going to do with 450 million rounds?
|Steve Watson -- Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- March 27, 2012
Lawmakers slam TSA for treating Americans like "prisoners" and "cattle"
The TSA ensured that a leading security expert, who has been vocally critical of the agency's screening methods, was barred from speaking before a Congressional hearing yesterday. -- The hearing, before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, was held Monday in an effort to evaluate the agency's performance and address concerns raised by lawmakers, experts in the field...
|Daily Caller -- March 23, 2012
Status of ICE deportation program in Alabama remains unclear
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials presented The Daily Caller with a less-than-clear explanation of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's Feb. 15 comments that ICE would not increase cooperation with Alabama on its tough deportation program called "Secure Communities" while a state illegal immigration law is adjudicated...
|Intel Hub -- March 22. 2012
Homeland Security: Pretty much all bodily movement is an indicator of potential terrorism
If you thought the criteria for suspicious activity in terms of potential terrorism couldn't get any more broad and ludicrous, prepare to be taken aback. -- The culture of citizen spying and pervasive paranoia in the United States is getting to the point of patent absurdity, yet somehow many American nonsensically seem to continue to treat it as gospel.
|Paul Joseph Watson -- Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- March 19, 2012
3-year-old boy in wheelchair harassed by TSA
The following video provides airports with yet another fantastic reason to evict TSA screeners and replace them with private security --- the clip shows a 3-year-old boy with a broken leg in a wheelchair being harassed by a TSA worker. -- The incident occurred at O'Hare Airport in Chicago and was recorded by the father of the 3-year-old boy... [Related item]
|Fox News Latino -- March 19, 2012
DHS Border Patrol arrest statistics underestimate illegal immigration
Recently published reports have focused on a letter submitted on March 1st by Congressman Darrel Issa to Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano. Issa is the Californian Republican who chairs the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. His letter demanded Napolitano address claims that the Border Patrol has been "cooking the books"...
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner -- March 16, 2012
Big Sis accused of falsifying border security data
The chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said on Friday that he's still waiting for Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to respond to a disturbing accusation that she and her underlings at DHS released deceptive and inaccurate information about illegal aliens sneaking across borders into the United States...
|David North -- Center for Immigration Studies -- March 16, 2012
USCIS again focus resources on a tiny alien population... wandering ministers
Instead of spending its limited resources on important issues --- like who should and who should not come to the United States --- USCIS has, yet again, spent executive energy and federal money on a population so tiny that one would need a microscope to find it. -- This time the population consists of one or more wandering, footloose, nonimmigrant ministers...
|KPCC-FM -- Pasadena, Calif. -- March 16, 2012
Obama Minion: Proposed change is not amnesty
The federal government plans to change the rules to make it easier for some [illegal alien] relatives of U.S. citizens to stay in this country. The nation's top immigration official insists this is not amnesty. -- Under current law, the [illegal alien] spouse or children of a U.S. citizen can apply for what's called a '601 waiver.' It grants permission to stay in the U.S. due to a hardship...
|Daily Caller -- March 16, 2012
Reps furious as DHS delays partnership with Alabama
Members of Congress are openly criticizing Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano after tough questions from Alabama Republican Rep. Mike Rogers revealed that she halted a tough deportation program involving his state and her Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. -- Testifying on Feb. 15 before the House Homeland Security Committee, Napolitano said pending federal litigation...
|NBC News -- March 16, 2012
Debate rages over Mexico 'spillover violence' in U.S.
On an isolated ranch 10 miles from the Mexican border in southern Arizona, Tangye Beckham worries about what the night will bring. That's usually when her family's 100-acre ranch begins to crawl with drug and immigrant traffickers from Mexico heading north into the United States. -- 'They're belligerent, they carry weapons,' she said. 'It's a nightly problem with them being on the property...'
|Jennifer Harper -- Washington Times -- March 16, 2012
Inside the Beltway: Issa seeks accurate count of 'got-aways'
He wants those numbers: Rep. Darrell E. Issa has set a deadline of Thursday for Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Intent on investigating allegations that the federal agency released "false and misleading border-crossing data," the California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has asked her for 2011 operational records from eight border-patrol stations...
|CNN -- March 15, 2012
Florida airport pushing to opt out of TSA
A Florida airport is pushing to join 16 other U.S. airports in opting out of Transportation Security Administration screening in favor of private screeners. -- Orlando Sanford International Airport has been trying to get approval since last year to join the TSA's Screening Partnership Program, which helps airports hire qualified private screening companies to enforce security protocol set and overseen by the TSA...
|Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- March 15, 2012
TSA says it will stop groping grannies
Reeling from recent fresh backlash, the TSA says it is relaxing security procedures for over 75s essentially Big Sis has promised to stop feeling up grandma at the airport. -- According to reports, new TSA rules will allow the elderly to keep on shoes and jackets, and agents will be advised to avoid carrying out pat downs unless absolutely necessary...
|Daily Caller -- March 8, 2012
Big Sis unaware of how-to video on beating TSA scanners
On Wednesday morning, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano denied having any knowledge of Jonathan Corbett's popular YouTube video titled "How to Get Anything through TSA Nude Body Scanners." -- "I don't know about that," Napolitano told The Daily Caller, "so I can't speak to it." -- The video, released Monday, shows an easy method of concealing large metal objects from the controversial body scanners...
|Cronkite News Service -- Phoenix -- March 7, 2012
Gov. Brewer: Feds exaggerating claims that border is safe
Gov. Jan Brewer accused Washington officials Tuesday of falsely claiming that Arizona's border with Mexico is more secure than ever. -- "Tell that to the survivors and friends of Robert Krentz, a dedicated community-minded man shot to death on the same Cochise (County) ranch his family had called home for more than 100 years," she told those attending the 6th Annual Border Security Expo..
|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...
|Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- March 6, 2012
Big Sis and DHS move on campus
The Department of Homeland Security has moved its surveillance operations on campus. -- On Thursday of last week, DHS boss Janet Napolitano appointed University of Montana President Royce Engstrom to a newly formed council, the Homeland Security Advisory Council. -- It is made up of 19 university and college heads from around the country and will "advise the department on a wide range of issues...."
|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...
|Popeye -- FederalJack.com -- March 3, 2012
Mom goes to jail for protecting daughter from TSA
People are calling her 'overprotective' --- I call her a hero. -- Andrea Fornella Abbott was arrested when she refused to allow her daughter (age withheld) to be sexually touched by TSA agents. -- NewYorkDailyNews.com reports that Abbott was arrested at Nashville airport when she "shouted and swore" at TSA agents, telling them she wouldn't allow her young daughter to have her "crotch grabbed"...
|U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn -- Forbes -- March 1, 2012
The TSA is coming to a highway near you
One of the great honors of my service to Tennessee is having the opportunity to represent Ft. Campbell which is home to the storied 101st Airborne, the 5th Special Forces Group and the Army's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment which piloted Navy SEAL Team Six during the raid on Osama Bin Laden. -- Each soldier who calls Ft. Campbell home has gone through some of the most intensive training on the planet...
|Seattle Times -- March 1, 2012
Usual suspects claim Border Patrol "oversteps its bounds"
Human- and [illegal alien "rights"] groups in 13 northern border states are asking Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to enact policies to stem what they say is a growing number of cases of harassment and abuse by U.S. Border Patrol officers of people living in communities along the border. -- In a letter, the Northern Border Coalition relates what it says are a series of such incidents by Border Patrol officers...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- February 29, 2012
Napolitano's comments (and leadership) against cartels are rather laughable
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was in Mexico City on Monday to meet with Mexican Interior Minister Alejandro Poire. -- After their meeting, Napolitano held a press conference in which she insisted that the Mexican government's war against the drug cartels "is not a failure." -- This, despite the fact that many experts on the subject say that the cartels are now in control...
|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...
|Dr. Milton R. Wolf -- Washington Times -- February 28, 2012
Is this still America?
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction," warned the late President Reagan. It's probably a good thing the Gipper hasn't been forced to witness what the current generation of authoritarian rulers has done to the land of the free and home of the brave. -- Public schools in San Antonio have installed video cameras, not to monitor for foul play or intruders, but to spy on kids' eating habits...
|InSightCrime.org -- February 28, 2012
U.S. to change Mexico deportation policy
The United States Homeland Security secretary, Janet Napolitano, has annonced that the US government will change its deportation policy for illegal Mexican [aliens], flying them to their place of origin in an effort to combat border violence. -- Napolitano made the announcement at a press conference in Mexico City, explaining that the US will pilot its new program in April by providing air transportation to Mexicans...
|NextGov.com -- February 28, 2012
DHS vows to cancel border project if technologies seem high risk
The Homeland Security Department plans to scrap a second attempt at a failed $1 billion virtual fence along the border with Mexico if officials are unable to find technologies already on the market that can operate in the rugged Southwest. -- The department has not released a formal request for the work yet, but DHS' Customs and Border Protection informed contractors on Feb. 16 that the government is not willing to risk...
|Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser -- February 28, 2012
Illegals arrested tossing tantrum get suspended sentences
A group of [illegal aliens] received suspended sentences Monday afternoon for blocking South Union Street during a Nov. 15 protest of Alabama's immigration law. -- The defendants, ranging in age from 19 to 57, were each given five-day suspended sentences and ordered to pay a $50 fine and at least $217 in court costs. Individual defendants could pay more in court costs...
|Daily Caller -- February 27, 2012
Senators ask Napolitano, Holder to penalize Cook County, Ill.
The death of a Chicago man killed by a drunk driver who was in the United States illegally has become an unlikely catalyst in the national policy debate over immigration. Eight Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee wrote to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder on January 30, asking them to cut off some federal funding currently sent to Cook County, Illinois...
|KNSD-TV -- San Diego -- February 23, 2012
Panderfest 2012: Illegal alien with fake IDs released in U.S.
A casino customer was detained by immigration officials for nearly a week, then released here in the U.S., despite his illegal status. -- U.S. Border Patrol says a typical detention after catching someone in the U.S. illegally is 72 hours. But it varies depending on the case. -- In this case the man, identified only as Sebastian, said he was wrongly detained for 6 days, earlier this month...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- February 22, 2012
Obama ending immigration enforcement program known as 287(g)
The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will no longer train local law enforcement to check the immigration status of those they arrest, identifying illegal aliens for detention and deportation. -- The program, known as 287(g) allows police to investigate a suspect's immigration status after an arrest had been made for any offense and has been highly effective in identifying criminal aliens at the local level...
|Cypress (Texas) Times -- February 21, 2012
Big Sis 'hopes' ATF didn't mislead DHS about Fast & Furious
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano did not rule out the possibility that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms misled her department about the intent of Operation Fast & Furious to put guns in the hands of Mexican drug cartels. -- "I hope they did not," Secretary Napolitano responded to Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), who asked whether DHS...
|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...
|Paul Joseph Watson -- Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas -- February 20, 2012
Big Sis hires hundreds of security guards to protect gov't buildings
The Department of Homeland Security has hired hundreds of security guards to protect scores of government buildings across the country as the federal agency prepares for terror threats and potential civil disorder in the United States. -- "One company, Vendtech-SGI, LLC, of McLean, VA, landed a contract worth more than $311.5 million to provide about 600 guards to protect approximately 200 different posts..."
|Alex Newman -- The New American -- February 20, 2012
Feds purposely keeping U.S. borders wide open, experts say
Under the guise of environmentalism, various federal agencies and departments are blocking Border Patrol agents' access to critical areas while contributing to widespread lawlessness along the U.S. border, according to experts. Criminals, meanwhile, are taking full advantage of the rapidly deteriorating situation. -- Despite claims by the Obama administration that the American border is "safer" or "more secure" than ever...
|USA Today -- February 19, 2012
Immigration enforcement program to be shut down
The Obama administration is starting to shut down a program that deputized local police officers to act as immigration agents. -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have trained local officers around the country to act as their agencies' immigration officers. Working either in jails or in the field, the officers can check the immigration status of suspects and place immigration holds on them...
|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...
|David North -- Center for Immigration Studies
Homeland Security pork
Most people are not aware that the fine print of the Department of Homeland Security's new budget includes a set of grants "to help strengthen the nation against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks and other hazards" ...to be awarded to Indian tribes. -- A total of $6 million has been set aside for this purpose; it even has its own initials, which are THSGP, for the Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program...
|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...
|Houston Chronicle -- February 18, 2012
Napolitano acknowledges 'lots of mistakes' in Fast and Furious gun
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano was grilled by House Republicans on Wednesday over the Operation Fast and Furious, the botched Justice Department gun sting. -- Napolitano's hearing before the House's Homeland Security Committee was planned as a hearing about President Obama's 2013 proposed budget for the Department of Homeland Security...
|The Hill -- Washington -- February 16, 2012
Big Sis denies monitoring social media
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said agency officials do not weed through the tweets of incoming foreign travelers in an attempt to spot potential terrorists. -- "We aren't sitting there monitoring social media looking for stuff, that's not what we do," said Napolitano at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Wednesday...
|Brenham (Texas) Banner-Press -- February 16, 2012
Napolitano testifies in 'Fast and Furious' scheme
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano did not rule out the possibility that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms misled her department about the intent of Operation Fast & Furious to put guns in the hands of Mexican drug cartels. -- Napolitano testified Wednesday at a U.S. House subcommittee hearing. -- "I hope they did not," Napolitano responded to Congressman Michael McCaul...
|Kurt Nimmo -- Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas -- February 16, 2012
Big Sis admits U.S. does not face terror threat from Iran or Hezbollah
Despite all the hype drummed up by the establishment media about a scary Iranian or Hezbollah attack on "soft targets" in the United States, the Department of Homeland Security has admitted there is no specific threat facing the country. -- House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Pete King fretted over a Hezbollah attack on the fatherland --- specifically synagogues --- but DHS boss Napolitano was obliged to admit...
|Fort Worth Star-Telegram -- February 16, 2012
Big Sis set to troll border with Aguilar
McAllen, Texas -- Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will visit South Texas next week to review Customs and Border Protection operations. -- Homeland Security spokesman Matt Chandler says Napolitano will be in McAllen on Monday and Tuesday. She will receive briefings and observe efforts to secure the border. -- ...Acting CBP Commissioner David Aguilar will join Napolitano...
|Business Week -- February 15, 2012
Obama immigration approach criticized by U.S. House Republicans
The Obama administration isn't doing enough to crack down on illegal immigration and its focus on deporting those with criminal records is too narrow, U.S. House Republican lawmakers said. -- During a hearing today before the House Appropriations homeland security subcommittee, Republicans told Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano that she's neglecting to remove from the U.S. the majority of illegal [aliens]...
|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!
|Washington Examiner -- February 15, 2012
Big Sis stops 13,000 'unsafe hair dryers' at border
President Obama's border enforcement officials prevented over 13,000 dangerous hair dryers from entering the country, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) trumpeted today. -- "U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized thousands of hair dryers recently that were determined to constitute a "substantial product hazard" under U.S. law, for failing to have adequate immersion protection," DHS announced...
|Houston Chronicle -- February 15, 2012
Big Sis acknowledges 'lots of mistakes' in Fast and Furious gun sting
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano was grilled by House Republicans on Wednesday over the Operation Fast and Furious, the botched Justice Department gun sting.Napolitano's hearing before the House's Homeland Security Committee was planned as a hearing about President Obama's 2013 proposed budget for the Department of Homeland Security...
|Georgia Public Broadcasting -- February 15, 2012
Subversive feds settle case brought by miffed illegals for $350,000
Advocates on all sides of the immigration debate are digesting the latest big, and perhaps historic, development: The U.S. government agreed to pay a $350,000 settlement to 11 Connecticut men arrested in raids in 2007. -- The plaintiffs claimed immigration agents violated their rights during the early morning raids, which snared nearly three dozen people...
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