Report: 175 Immigrants Approved for Citizenship Without FBI Name Check

by Katie McHugh 5 Dec 2016

The Obama administration approved 175 foreign-born individuals for citizenship despite skipping an FBI name check that could have disqualified them, forcing the government to stop all naturalization ceremonies in late November.

The Washington Times reports that the 175 aliens had to resubmit their names to the FBI, in order to ensure that they did not pose a national security threat or have a criminal past:

In the internal email, Daniel M. Renaud, associate director at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, ordered all officers “not to approve or oath any naturalization cases in ELIS,” referring to the Electronic Immigration System that serves as the case management system for processing applications.

“At this point we are not confident that proper FBI Name Checks have been run on certain ELIS cases. At this point we are uncertain of the scope of the problem,” he wrote…

Homeland Security said the problem arose as part of the ongoing push to digital processing of citizenship applications. Some 15,000 applications were affected, including about 175 people who had their applications approved despite not having an accurate name check, the department said.

Earlier this year, an internal audit revealed the Obama administration granted 1,811 aliens with final removal orders, from terror-linked countries, citizenship instead of deporting them, because their digital fingerprint records “were not available.” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) did not consistently log the digital fingerprints of apprehended illegal aliens until 2010. Federal prosecutors have repeatedly declined criminal cases to strip the aliens of their citizenship.

The Obama administration has also shut down the whistleblower program that uncovered the massive fraud as illegals re-applied for citizenship with different names and birthdays.

“Fingerprints are missing from federal databases for as many as 315,000 immigrants with final deportation orders or who are fugitive criminals,” the Associated Press reports. “Immigration and Customs Enforcement has not reviewed about 148,000 of those immigrants’ files to add fingerprints to the digital record.”

Immigration into the U.S. stands at extreme, record-high levels, with roughly 43 million foreign-born residing in the U.S., and with the government importing one alien or immigrant for every two Americans born in 2015.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/05/report-175-immigrants-approved-for-citizenship-without-fbi-name-check/

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Nearly 1 MILLION border-crossing illegal immigrants have received US work permits during Obama’s presidency, shocking documents reveal

  • 957,220 illegals who crossed into the US without legal permission received work permits between 2009 and 2014
  • The Center for Immigration Studies received evidence through a Freedom of Information Act request 
  • Overall, 5.5 million immigrants who aren’t entitled to green cards got them during Obama’s presidency
  • Those included people on tourist and student visas, and their dependents 

More than 957,000 immigrants who crossed the U.S. border illegally have received work permits since Barack Obama became president, a shocking report revealed on Monday.

The Center for Immigration Studies uncovered documents through a Freedom of Information Act request, showing that more than 5.5 million new work permits were issued to aliens overall from 2009 to 2014.

That was more than the number of green cards – lawful permanent residence authorizations – and temporary worker admissions in those years.

The organization called it ‘a huge parallel immigrant work authorization system outside the limits set by Congress that inevitably impacts opportunities for U.S. workers, damages the integrity of the immigration system, and encourages illegal immigration.’

The 5.5 milliion number also includes 1.8 million work permits given to to immigrants with temporary visas or visa waivers. And two-thirds of those held visas that did not permit employment in the United States.

CART BEFORE THE HORSE? Obama has promised to mainstream 5 million illegal immigrants this year but nearly 1 million of them already have green cards

CART BEFORE THE HORSE? Obama has promised to mainstream 5 million illegal immigrants this year but nearly 1 million of them already have green cards

ALREADY WORKING: NEarly 1 million illegal immigrants haev gotten green cards since 2009

ALREADY WORKING: NEarly 1 million illegal immigrants haev gotten green cards since 2009

'USA BUILT BY IMMIGRANTS': Border town residents in Texas protested against militarization of the border and the deportation of ilegal immigrants on August 24, 2014

‘USA BUILT BY IMMIGRANTS’: Border town residents in Texas protested against militarization of the border and the deportation of ilegal immigrants on August 24, 2014

More than 470,000 aliens on tourist visas have received the work permits since 2009; another 532,000 went to foreign students. The Obama administration gave more than 156,000 to dependents of guest workers and students, although deferal law prohibits it.

‘Inexplicably,’ wrote Center for Immigration Studies director of policy studies Jessica Vaughan. is  1,200 new work permits were issued to aliens who were denied asylum, were suspected of using fraudulent documents, were stowaways, or were refused at a port of entry.’

Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions called Monday for ‘a full investigation.’

‘This massive increase in the labor supply has occurred simultaneously with a steep drop in family incomes and a sharp rise in the number of Americans pushed out of the workforce,’ he said. 

‘All jobs gains since the recession have gone to foreign workers, while the slack labor market has depressed median family incomes almost $5,000 in that time.’

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Fox News Latino – La Raza In Maryland In Fear – Immigration advocates in Maryland looking to protect undocumented community

La Raza (The Race) is in panic mode joining with forces such as Illegal Immigrant Group Casa of Maryland/In Action and once again, Catholic Charities.  State Rep. Chris Van Hollen, another pro Casa and La Raza shill states, that, these Illegal Immigrants add to Maryland’s economy with small business’s.  Unfortunately, what Van Hollen does not understand, is that, those business’s are breaking the law.  While it is stated that there are more than 253,000 Illegal Immigrants in the state, it’s more like 400,000 because they have not been tracked.  Jeff Werner, Social Media Manager

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — In the wake of the Nov. 8 election, immigration advocates in Maryland have been bracing themselves to protect the rights of the Latino community’s most vulnerable population — the undocumented.

As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office, Hispanic immigrants and the organizations behind them are waiting to see whether the new administration will follow through on his pledges to deport the undocumented.

In the meantime, groups like the National Council of La Raza are working to provide information, mental health services and legal counsel to this primarily Hispanic population as they come to terms with the country’s new leader and the rhetoric his campaign has cultivated.

“We are facing a very new reality for the Latino community,” said Gabriela Gomez, communications coordinator for Hispanic advocacy group National Council of La Raza. “And the most vulnerable community are those individuals who are undocumented.”

University of Maryland, College Park government and politics associate professor Stella Rouse said that undocumented immigrants now face a lot of uncertainty.

While campaigning, Trump promised to deport as many as 11 million undocumented immigrants. While he appears to have softened a bit on that pledge, he remains adamant about building a wall along the nation’s Mexican border.

“Trust me, we’re going to build a wall,” Trump said Thursday during an appearance in Indiana, adding “we’ll have doors in that wall, but they’re going to come through legally.”

He also has threatened to repeal the Obama administration’s Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals executive order.

That policy protects undocumented immigrants from deportation and provides them with temporary work permits, but does not guarantee permit holders any path to legal residency or citizenship.

“The DACA policies that are essentially protecting the undocumented immigrants who are here illegally is one of the biggest concerns at the moment in terms of what is going to happen. What are (Trump’s) policies in terms of enforcing their deportation, and what is going to encompass this plan of deportation?” asked Rouse, director of the Center for American Politics and Citizenship.

Trump so far has not announced his choice to head the Department of Homeland Security, which has jurisdiction over immigration enforcement. That pick will send a signal about the direction the new administration’s policies will take on issues like the DACA order.

“We’ve seen a lot of fear — extreme fear — from the DACA community,” Gomez said. “The DACA individuals are the ones who, at this point, are very, very vulnerable.”

Although La Raza is encouraging these individuals to renew their DACA status, the group is advising against applying for the first time.

“We’re seeing this wave of hate,” Gomez said. “It’s in this wave we have to see what’s going to happen.”

President-elect Trump told “60 Minutes” in November that he planned to deport up to 3 million “criminal” undocumented immigrants.

However, Rouse said, he wouldn’t necessarily succeed.

“This would have to be at the federal level that Trump would have to put together a large immigration force to make that happen,” she said. “I just don’t think there is going to be any kind of political support for that, but he can certainly use the power of the federal government and through executive order to try and entice cities to do more to crack down on illegal immigration.”

A 2013 Department of Homeland Security fiscal report, however, estimates that there are roughly 1.9 million removable “criminal aliens” in the United States.

A Migration Policy Institute study reports that, based on 2008 to 2014 Census data and other information, there were about 253,000 undocumented immigrants living in Maryland, including an estimated 156,000 people born in Mexico and Central America, and South America.

Cities with large undocumented populations could see see federal funding, like education, cut, if their status as sanctuary jurisdictions remains the same, Rouse said.

Though without a legal definition, sanctuary jurisdictions limit local law enforcement’s cooperation with federal immigration officials, and are reluctant to prosecute residents solely based on their undocumented status.

In Maryland, those jurisdictions would include Baltimore, as well as Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties, Rouse said.

“It’s going to be (a) very interesting battle, particularly in counties that have a large undocumented immigrant population and have a lot of kids who may be children of undocumented immigrants or may be undocumented themselves and have been here from a very young age,” she said.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, a Democrat, announced in November that immigrants and refugees are welcome. Rawlings-Blake promised that the city’s police will not be checking the citizenship status of the people they interact with.

Maryland Senator-elect Chris Van Hollen, also a Democrat, said immigrants contribute to the state’s economy with small businesses that generate new jobs.

“Enacting Trump’s program of mass deportation is simply unacceptable, and I will fight it in the U.S. Senate,” Van Hollen told the University of Maryland’s Capital News Service.

“Maryland has led the charge on this important issue, passing the Dream Act referendum in our state to give opportunities to those who came to the U.S. as young children and have grown up here,” Van Hollen said. “We must do the same in the federal level. I will fight any efforts to roll that back under the Trump Administration.”

The 2012 Dream Act allows Maryland’s undocumented high school graduates to attend community college and then public four-year universities at in-state rates.

“Some of Obama’s policies certainly let them (undocumented immigrants) come out of the shadows and live in the open, which I’m sure was a welcomed thing,” Rouse said. “The best thing that they can do is lobby local officials and get them on the record about what they are going to do if these policies come down. Local governments are not the arm of the federal government.”

“In a nutshell, our clients are worried and scared,” said Valerie Twanmoh, director of Catholic Charities’ Esperanza Center, an immigrant resource center in Baltimore.

Fears of deportation have deterred the Esperanza Center’s clients from getting the services they usually do, Twanmoh said.

“In the few days immediately following the election, we’ve had fewer clients coming in,” Twanmoh said. “When they’re fearful, they’re worried, they’re at greater risk — they tend not to access services they need.”

Concern over losing contact with family members is a major worry among the undocumented, Twanmoh said. “And of course, fear of having to go back to an environment they fled because their life was in danger or they were at risk of harm,” Twanmoh said.

Esperanza Center employees are working to combat this fear by informing immigrants about their rights, Twanmoh said.

“Anyone who comes in, we try to talk about what are the facts,” Twanmoh said. “The more information they have, they better armed they are, and they can plan and cope with whatever may come.”

Of particular concern for her clients is notario fraud, Twanmoh said.

Notarios, or immigration consultants, are scammers who use false advertising and fraudulent contracts to portray themselves as qualified to provide legal counsel to immigrants. The undocumented often pay these consultants large sums of money for citizenship status or other legal services that they never receive, sometimes permanently losing their right to immigration relief in the process, according to the American Bar Association.

During periods of uncertainty over immigration law enforcement, these incidents increase in frequency, Twanmoh said.

The Esperanza Center is partnering with various other organizations to establish legal clinics that would help connect Maryland immigrants with pro bono attorneys.

Because immigration cases classify as civil rather than criminal, poor immigrants are not entitled to a public attorney and so often enter court unrepresented.

“There’s a huge need for attorneys to volunteer,” Twanmoh said. “We have a number right now, but we need more.”

The Esperanza Center is also working to provide mental health services for immigrants, Twanmoh said. Because many of its clients are not eligible for insurance, most are not receiving the mental health care they need; a deficiency heightened in the wake of the Nov. 8 election.

“In times like these, the need is even greater,” Twanmoh said. “Our clients typically have stresses most of us don’t … Times are even tougher now.”

“Now more than ever, we have to be united,” Gomez said. “We are living in unprecedented times in terms of this hateful rhetoric, and we need to stay to together to support the most vulnerable in the community.”

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2016/12/03/immigration-advocates-in-maryland-looking-to-protect-undocumented-community/

 

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Baltimore City Could Lose Up To 216 Million As A Sanctuary City From Their Budget – Here Are the Sanctuary Cities Ready to Resist Trump’s Deportation Threats

Here Are the Sanctuary Cities Ready to Resist Trump’ re Are the Sanctuary Cities Ready to Resist Trump’s Deportation Threats

President-elect Donald Trump still has about two months to go before he is inaugurated, but pockets of resistance to his mass immigrant deportation plan are already emerging across the country. Since his election, local officials in at least 18 major “sanctuary” cities have pledged to limit their cooperation with federal immigration officials. By one estimate, 12 of these cities account for roughly 20 percent of all undocumented immigrants in the United States.

“We have been and always will be a city of refuge, a city of sanctuary, a city of love,” said San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.

There are at least 364 counties that limit their cooperation with federal immigration authorities, including 39 cities. For years, these sanctuary cities have resisted federal deportation efforts in different ways. Some jurisdictions have policies that prevent police officers from inquiring into the immigration status of residents; in other locales, jails have refused to comply with requests from the feds to hold suspected undocumented immigrants past their scheduled release dates. Immigration advocates argue that that these tactics encourage immigrants in their communities to report crimes or cooperate with police investigations.

But critics of sanctuary cities, like Trump, say these policies run contrary to federal immigration law and risk releasing criminals onto the streets. In fact, the term “sanctuary city” has become so politicized that many jurisdictions have hesitated to accept the label. (It is worth noting that evidence suggests sanctuary cities are actually safer for local residents.)

Trump has vowed to stomp out such local resistance by cutting off federal funding to any sanctuary city. That would mean that in a worst-case scenario, these jurisdictions risk losing anywhere between 1 percent and 25 percent of their total city budgets, depending on how much they rely on federal funds. However, a Trump administration may decide not to withhold all that funding. The Los Angeles Times reported that Trump’s advisors are considering specifically targeting law enforcement funding.

Here are some of the metros that have renewed their resistance to federal deportation efforts since the election—in order of what percent of their budgets they stand to lose if Trump stays true to his threats:

District of Columbia
At risk: 25 percent of its city budget.

DC risks more of its budget than any other jurisdiction on this list. A week after Trump’s election, Mayor Muriel Bowser reaffirmed that DC would remain a sanctuary city by keeping in place its policy of preventing city employees and police officers from asking residents about their immigration status. DC also grants driver’s licenses and other benefits to undocumented immigrants.

San Francisco
At risk: More than 10 percent of the city budget, amounting to about $1 billion total.

San Francisco has put in place some of the most expansive sanctuary city laws in the country. In fact, the city has been at the center of the sanctuary city debate ever since 2015, when a young woman was killed by an undocumented Mexican immigrant who had reportedly been deported five times and had just been released from the sheriff department’s custody. Trump repeatedly drew attention to the case during his campaign. After Trump’s election, Mayor Ed Lee and the school district and sheriff’s office, among others, pledged to abide by San Francisco’s current policies. “We have been and always will be a city of refuge, a city of sanctuary, a city of love,” Lee said. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the city attorney is looking into the possibility of suing the federal government should it withhold funds.

Chicago
At risk: At least 10 percent of the city budget, totaling more than $1 billion.

According to the Chicago Tribune, should Trump choose to target law enforcement funding, the city could stand to lose nearly $29 million per year in justice grants. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel vowed that Chicago “always will be a sanctuary city.” He added, “To all those who are, after Tuesday’s election, very nervous and filled with anxiety as we’ve spoken to, you are safe in Chicago, you are secure in Chicago, and you are supported in Chicago.”

Providence, Rhode Island
At risk: Approximately 10 percent of the city budget, amounting to $71 million last year.

Providence does not refer undocumented immigrants charged with low-level civil infractions to federal immigration authorities. Mayor Jorge Elorza, the son of Guatemalan immigrants, does not consider Providence a sanctuary city, but he did declare in a statement, “We are standing with cities like Los Angeles and New York City who have made it clear that we will not sacrifice a single resident and we will continue to protect our communities.” He added, “It is important that every resident can live their lives without fear of being persecuted.”

Denver
At risk: About 9 percent of the city budget in 2015, or more than $175 million.

Justice Department funding, the most vulnerable to attack, amounted to about $5.4 million last year. The Denver Police Department released a statement in the wake of Trump’s election saying it does not plan to participate in federal immigration enforcement.

New York
At risk: About 9 percent of the city budget, totaling just over $7 billion.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has called Trump’s threats against so-called sanctuary cities “dangerous.” He said, “We are not going to sacrifice a half million people who live among us, who are part of our community. We are not going to tear families apart.” Should Trump choose to target law enforcement funding, the city’s police department budget is less vulnerable than the overall city budget. Just over 3 percent, or $185 million, of the police budget comes from federal aid.

Baltimore
At risk: About 8 percent of the city’s budget, or more than $216 million

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake reaffirmed that the city police will continue its policy of not asking about a person’s immigration status, stipulating that she considers Baltimore a “welcoming city” but not a “sanctuary city.”

Oakland, California
At risk: A rough estimate suggests that at least 4 percent of the city’s funds, or $52 million. (The Oakland City Administrator’s Office did not respond to our request for a specific breakdown of the budget.)

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf wrote in an op-ed that Oakland will “proudly stand as a sanctuary city—protecting our residents from what we deem unjust federal immigration laws.”

Minneapolis
At risk: 2 percent of the city budget—more than $25 million.

The police department stands to lose about $2.1 million in federal funding, or about 1.4 percent of its budget. Responding to Trump budget threats, Mayor Betsy Hodges said, “In his quest to scapegoat immigrants, Donald Trump has threatened cities’ federal funding if we do not change this practice. I repeat: I will continue to stand by and fight for immigrants in Minneapolis regardless of President-elect Trump’s threats.”

Los Angeles
At risk: About 2 percent of the city’s budget, or $507 million.

This year, Los Angeles is expected to receive $127 million in federal law enforcement grants. LA became one of the country’s first sanctuary cities, if not the first, back in 1979. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck declared that his department will not “engage in law enforcement activities solely based on somebody’s immigration status.”

Santa Fe, New Mexico
At risk: About 2 percent of the city’s annual budget, or about $6 million in federal funding.

The city’s police department relies on federal funding for just 0.25 percent of its budget, or about $62,000. Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales vocally denounced Trump’s proposed policy toward sanctuary cities on Fox and CNN, earning him the title of the latest “public face of ‘sanctuary cities.’” He called Trump funding threats “dangerous.”

Aurora, Colorado, and Seattle:
At risk: About 1.8 percent of each city’s total budget and 2 to 3 percent of Seattle’s police budget.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said that standing by his city’s policies is “the most American thing we could possibly do.”

Portland, Oregon
At risk: Up to 1.3 percent of its total budget and up to 2 percent of its police budget.

Portland Mayor-elect Ted Wheeler said, “We’re saying that we’re willing to sacrifice those dollars and we are willing to live with whatever consequences may come our way.”

Other cities that have vowed to restrict their participation in Trump’s mass deportation plan include Philadelphia, Boston, Newark, and Austin.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/11/sanctuary-city-immigration-federal-deportation-trump-threats-budget

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Help Save Maryland – The Border Patrol Speaks Out

Finally, the Border Patrol itself, not the Border Patrol Union, is speaking out about the unchecked flood of illegal immigrants from Central America and elsewhere crossing our border, often with help from the Mexican Government (travel permits).  BP Chief Mark Morgan says the illegals are coached to say the proper buzz words so they are allowed to enter the country, then disappear.  (I know where they are – Montgomery County, hanging with CASA of MD!).   Morgan also publically supports a border fence saying it works in tandem with proper BP staffing and access roads.  Bring it on!

“Border Patrol agents warming burritos, babysitting for illegals, chief says”

By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times – Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Border Patrol agents have been reduced to “professional child care providers” for illegal immigrants, warming burritos and babysitting the families and unaccompanied children who are surging across the border at an increasing rate, the agents’ frustrated chief told Congress on Wednesday.

Chief Mark Morgan, who was tapped to lead the agency in June, said he has had to pull hundreds of his agents from patrolling against drugs and illegal border crossers in Arizona and California and shipped them to Texas, where they would be manning what amounts to day care holding centers, stocking baby powder and placing requisition orders for baby wipes.

“Agents, one of their jobs during the day, is to make sure the burritos that are being provided are being warmed properly,” he told the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

“It really is child care professional stuff that we’re doing: clothing them, feeding them, making sure that they get the medical attention, making sure that they’re able to sleep, making sure that they get appropriate meals during the day, make sure they have snacks, that meals are warm,” he said.

Contradicting his political bosses, Chief Morgan said lax U.S. policies are encouraging the latest surge from Central America and that a tougher policy of fast deportations could cut the rate.

At the same time, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was disputing his subordinate’s read on the situation, saying the rise in illegal immigrants stems from push factors — violence and deteriorating conditions.

“Experience shows that you can build more walls and you can put more border security on the southwest border, but you’ve got to address the underlying circumstances in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador that motivate a 7-year-old child to transit the entire length of Mexico, come to the United States for a better life,” he said at a forum sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy Center. “Until we start addressing those underlying conditions and until we build out the alternative safe legal paths for people to come to this country, we’re going to continue to deal with this problem.”

The Obama administration has struggled to handle the surge of 68,445 people traveling as families and another 68,541 unaccompanied children — those traveling without parents — jumping the U.S. border in 2014. The numbers dipped in 2015 but surged back in fiscal year 2016, with 59,692 unaccompanied minors and a record 77,674 family members.

In October, the first month of fiscal year 2017, some 13,124 family members and 6,754 unaccompanied children were nabbed.

Some of the stories of those who have crossed are heart-rending.

Sen. Thomas R. Carper, Delaware Democrat, said he encountered a Guatemalan boy in his home state who fled with his sister after encountering a gang back home. The teenager at first resisted joining but was told someone in his family would be killed if he refused, so he joined.

He balked when he was told that his initiation would be to rape his 13-year-old sister. That was when his parents decided to send both of them to the U.S., Mr. Carper said.

“The reason why they have the kind of violence down there is in large part because of us, because of our addiction to drugs and the flow of the drugs through those nations, and to come to our borders, we send them guns and money,” he said.

Chief Morgan said those are the kinds of cases that deserve special humanitarian relief. But he said too many illegal immigrants have learned to game the U.S. system by using code words and, according to intelligence analysts, fabricating stories to gain lenient treatment. Smugglers teach the migrants what to say, Chief Morgan said.

“We know that they’re coaching individuals on specifically what to say when they come here. They just rattle off and they memorize the magic words that they need to say so they’ll fall within the statute of credible fear,” the chief said.

He said the way to stem the flow is to convince would-be migrants that they will be stopped and deported — what he called a “consequence delivery system.”

“The reality is they come to the borders and they are being released. What that does is it sends a strong message to those folks in the country that if you get to the United States border, we’re going to let you in,” he said.

He said “basically 100 percent” of the children and families his agents are catching are being released into the U.S.

Immigration policy, perhaps more than any other issue, is likely to change as President Obama hands over power to Donald Trump.

During the election campaign, Mr. Trump promised a crackdown on illegal immigrants and said he would build a border wall and make Mexico foot the bill.

Chief Morgan said fencing does help stem the flow of people and has freed up 100 agents to be deployed elsewhere in San Diego.

“Do we need more fencing? Yes. Does it work? Yes. Do we need it everywhere? No. Is it the sole answer? No. It’s part of an overall multilayered strategy,” he said. “The fence is great, but if we don’t have access roads to get to the fence, it’s not as good.”

On Wednesday, Rep. Michael T. McCaul, a Texas Republican who is advising the Trump transition team and is in the running to be homeland security secretary, said transition officials are considering using the threat of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement to force Mexico to do more to stop the surge of illegal migrants.

“I met with the Mexican ambassador, and he wanted me to send the message that we have a shared interest in securing the border,” Mr. McCaul said at the forum with Mr. Johnson. “I do think with the NAFTA discussions that will take place that there’s leverage to get them to, as Jeh mentioned, secure their southern border. It’s a choke point, geographically very small, and that would actually stop a lot of flow from Central America.”

Internal Border Patrol documents reviewed by The Washington Times show Mexican officials are helping some illegal immigrants reach the U.S. Thousands of Haitians who have been living in Brazil and Chile since the 2010 earthquake in their home country have streamed north this year, and Mexican authorities issue them 20-day travel permits — enough time to cross from south to north and reach the U.S. border, where they can demand asylum.

The Mexican Embassy in Washington did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday about the threat to use NAFTA to wring concessions out of the government there.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/nov/30/border-patrol-complains-of-administering-to-needs-/

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Look Who’s Back

It’s former Department of Homeland Security Secretary, the “lovely and talented” Janet Napolitano.  Miss her?  Janet still wants to make policy while being the University of California President.  So she sent President-elect Trump a letter saying she is going to protect her illegal immigrant students on campus from possible deportation, and will continue to admit illegals to the UC universities and community colleges on equal footing with citizen students (now that is diversity).  Yes, Janet is making policy, neo-Confederate policy, as the Federal government has jurisdiction over immigration, not the states. 

 https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/sites/default/files/Statement-of-Principles-in-Support-of-Undocumented-Members-of-UC.pdf

This is the same Janet, by the way, who announced to the world some years ago that the U.S. border was secure.  Actually, if the border was secure there would be no illegal immigrant students in the UC system for Janet to protect.  

 

“Janet Napolitano vows to protect undocumented California college students”

 

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2014 file photo, University of California President Janet Napolitano listens to student speakers during a meeting of the university Board of Regents in San Francisco. California's auditor said Tuesday, March 29, 2016, the University of California has undermined residents by admitting a growing number of nonresident students, some of whom were not as qualified as in-state students. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

By Jessica Chasmar – The Washington Times – Thursday, December 1, 2016

 

 

The University of California system announced Wednesday that campus police will not undertake joint efforts with any law enforcement agencies to investigate students suspected of breaking federal immigration laws.

Police officers at the UC’s 10 campuses will not contact, detain, question or arrest any individual solely on the basis of immigration status, except as required by law, the school system said in a statement.

The move comes in response to the election of Donald Trump, who has promised a widespread crackdown on illegal immigration.

“While we still do not know what policies and practices the incoming federal administration may adopt, given the many public pronouncements made during the presidential campaign and its aftermath, we felt it necessary to reaffirm that UC will act upon its deeply held conviction that all members of our community have the right to work, study and live safely and without fear at all UC locations,” UC President Janet Napolitano, the former secretary of Homeland Security under President Obama, said in a release.

Anita Casavantes Bradford, who heads UC Irvine’s Committee on Equity and Inclusion for Undocumented Students, said she was reassured by Ms. Napolitano’s statement, the Orange County Register reported.

“They are among our most talented, motivated and engaged students,” she said. “They are an important asset to our university and our communities, and I’m glad that President Napolitano has shown, through her principled statement and actions, that she also recognizes the contributions that undocumented young people and their families make to our state.”

On Tuesday, Ms. Napolitano, Cal State chancellor Timothy White and Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor-designate of California Community Colleges, sent a joint letter to Mr. Trump asking him let the students in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), or Dreamers, continue their higher education “without fear of being arrested, deported, or rounded up for just trying to learn.”

Mr. Trump has said he will terminate DACA, an executive action signed into law by President Obama in 2012 that gives undocumented students temporary legal residence and a two-year work permit. A wave of campus protests across the country are now calling for their schools to be turned into sanctuary campuses for undocumented students. As of Thursday afternoon, 440 university presidents had signed a letter supporting DACA.

Ms. Napolitano, who as secretary of Homeland Security signed DACA in 2012, wrote an op-ed for The New York Times on Wednesday defending the program.

“Dreamers, among other requirements, came to the United States as children, developed deep roots in the country and have become valuable contributors to their community. They must be in high school or have a diploma, or be a veteran, and they cannot have been convicted of a felony or major misdemeanor,” she wrote.

“Today, there are nearly three-quarters of a million Dreamers who no longer have to constantly fear an encounter with an immigration enforcement agent. Instead, they can live, study and work freely. Many are now studying at the system I lead, the University of California,” she continued.

“Some of the debate about the future of DACA suggests that it provides Dreamers an official immigration status or a pathway to citizenship. As the memorandum establishing the program made clear, this is not the case. Only Congress has the power to confer those rights,” Ms. Napolitano wrote. “Rather, the program reflects the executive branch doing what it properly does every day — making decisions about how to best use resources within the framework of existing law. There is no reason to abandon these sensible priorities now.”

 

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/1/janet-napolitano-uc-president-vows-to-protect-undo/

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How Trump Could Ruin His Presidency

By Ann Coulter

December 1, 2016, 7:00 am

                          

Soon after Trump’s announcement speech, I said he would win the nomination and likely the election. It wasn’t that hard to predict. For anyone familiar with the Republican Party’s repeated betrayals of the American people, it was a 2-foot putt.

 

I issue this warning with the same certitude — in fact, for the exact same reason I knew anyone running on Trump’s platform would have unbreakable support from millions of voters.

 

What coalesced Trump’s base, what made his support tempered steel, was the fact that voters had been lied to, over and over again — on many things, but most smugly and repeatedly on immigration

 

How many times did we have to see the GOP choke? There’s 30 seconds left in the game, Republicans are down by two, they move the ball up the court, have a man in position — and, every time, the GOP would do anything to avoid taking the 3-point shot.

 

That is the beating heart of the anger that voters felt toward the party. No one trusted Republicans to ever score when they had the ball.

 

It’s why Trump’s supporters stuck with him through thick and thin — his attack on war hero John McCain (he deserved it ), his mocking a disabled reporter (a lie), his lazy first debate performance (totally true), and the “Access Hollywood” tape (oh well).

 

After he gave that Mexican rapists speech, and never backed down, Trump’s base would have brushed off six more “Access Hollywood” tapes. All because they think Trump will take the shot.

He’d better! As the popular vote proves, we don’t have 30 seconds on the clock. It’s only three.

 

But if he breaks a major campaign promise, his supporters will turn on him with a blind ferocity, dwarfing their rage toward Jeb! because Trump’s is the more exquisite con. He will have duped them. And he will never, ever, ever get them back.

 

Most of his promises can be kept with little trouble: He will appoint good judges, cut regulations, replace Obamacare and renegotiate trade deals. In other words, he’ll do all the things any Republican president would do — plus the trade deals.

 

But the moment Trump attempts to make good on his central promise — to remove troublesome immigrants and give us our country back — every major institution in America will declare war on him.

 

Trump knows that. In his Phoenix immigration speech, he said: “To all the politicians, donors and special interests, hear these words from me and all of you today. There is only one core issue in the immigration debate, and that issue is the well-being of the American people.”

 

If powerful interests were not furiously opposed to Trump’s idea that immigration should benefit Americans, rather than foreigners, our immigration policies would already do so.

 

It will surprise consumers of American media to learn this, but every promise Trump made on immigration is already the law. Why? Because politicians know that’s what the public wants. So they pass the laws — and then refuse to enforce them.

 

But if Trump doesn’t appoint the sort of people capable of fulfilling his campaign promises on immigration, he will fail. He’ll be just another lying politician, and his supporters will watch in horror as rapists, terrorists and drug dealers continue living in our country.

 

There will be no one person to blame. No one is ever to blame in Washington. They just won’t get it done.

 

Then, well into the Trump presidency, some Muslim will commit a machete attack, shoot up a community center, stage a mass slaughter at a gay nightclub or bomb a marathon. There’s no question but that the terrorist attacks won’t stop — unless Trump nominates people who know what needs to be done and aren’t intimidated by testy New York Times editorials.

 

There will be more Americans like Kate Steinle, Grant Ronnebeck and Joshua Wilkerson killed by illegal aliens. There will be more children addicted to heroin brought in by Mexican drug cartels. There will be more parents joining the Remembrance Project.

 

But this time, they’ll blame Trump.

 

And then it will be Trump’s opponents saying, “What is wrong with our politicians, our leaders — if we can call them that. What the hell are we doing?”

 

If Trump betrays voters on immigration, he can have as many rallies as he wants, but Americans will say, Been there, done that — you screwed us. He will never escape the stink of broken campaign promises.

 

So unless Trump has another 60 million voters hiding someplace, the appointments he makes today — to State, Defense, Homeland Security, Labor, even the IRS — will determine whether he is remembered as America’s greatest president, or if the Trump name becomes a cautionary tale in American politics.

 

At this precise moment — not after his inauguration, not in year two of his administration, but today, as he fills his Cabinet — Trump has to decide if he’s going to be like every other Republican and throw a brick or grab the ball and score.

 

Whether he’s listening or not, his supporters are screaming: TRUMP! NOW! TAKE THE SHOT!!!

 

http://freedomsback.com/ann-coulter/how-trump-could-ruin-his-presidency/

 

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Grounded Aerial Surveillance Stopped 110,000 Illegals at Border

http://dailysignal.com/2016/11/30/grounded-surveillance-operation-nabbed-110000-illegals-at-border/

Image: Grounded Aerial Surveillance Stopped 110,000 Illegals at Border

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By Jeffrey Rodack   |   Wednesday, 30 Nov 2016 01:45 PM

Surveillance flights nabbed 110,000 illegal immigrants trying to cross into the United State from Mexico, The Daily Signal reports.

The flights, operating under a program called Operation Phalanx, were shut down — at least for the rest of the year by Homeland Security — amid protests from elected officials who represent the adjacent area.

According to the Daily Signal, Operation Phalanx logged 2,800 hours of flight time in in the Rio Grande Valley and Laredo sectors in Texas since March. About 1,000 additional flight hours were reported in the Tucson, Arizona area.

The flights were credited with stopping 64,000 illegal border crossings in the Rio Grand sector and 25,000 in Laredo. Phalanx also apprehended another 21,000 people attempted to cross illegally in the Tucson area.

Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske maintained the program “provided tangible benefits to border security.”

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas,) co-signed a letter of protest to Homeland Security along with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Sen. John Cornyn, (R-Texas) All are trying to jumpstart the program for 2017.

 

The program used UH-72 helicopters flown by the National Guard. The aircrafts are equipped with night vision surveillance capabilities.

According to the Daily Signal, reports revealed more than 300,000 pounds of marijuana were also seized during the Phalanx operations.

Meanwhile, elected officials continue to be up in arms over the grounded flights, particularly Gov. Abbott, who took to Twitter to blast President Barack Obama.   Obama is doing everything he can to open the border. January 20th can’t come soon enough. National Guard remains. 

 

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