A RETURN TO BASIC VALUES
The situation at America’s southern border is a “manufactured crisis,” one perpetuated—if not started—by the Obama administration. After all, the administration put out an ad in January 2014 asking for contractors to handle an influx of 65,000 children. “The surge to 60,000 or so children seen this year was said to catch many off guard, especially since just 6,500 children entered the U.S. as early as 2011,” reported Pete Kasperowicz for The Blaze. “But [Republican Senator Jeff] Sessions [R-AL] said the advertisement showed that the administration knew the surge would happen.” And in reality, the 60,000 children represent only about 20 percent of the total illegal immigrants who have come into this country since April.
In addition, a series of new revelations this week further demolish the administration’s narrative about whether or not this is, indeed, a manufactured crisis, and if it is being handled responsibly. For example, thanks to a report by Breitbart News, we learned that the Obama administration is using organizations to find prospective foster homes for some of the unaccompanied children coming across the border, and offering to pay the foster parents more than $6,000 per month, tax free, to house them. What could possibly go wrong?
If that doesn’t work out, the federal government has plans for temporary housing at a Texas resort, with tennis courts, swimming pools, a steam room and sauna, all for the bargain rate of $50 million a year. At least they did until the public became aware of it, at which time they thought better of it. As Washington, D.C. radio talk-show host Chris Plante said, maybe they should have thought to offer that first to homeless or disabled vets. Did anyone consider that?
Breitbart also disclosed material in a leaked report from the El Paso Intelligence Center, which combines information from Homeland Security and the Drug Enforcement Administration, among a number of other government agencies. The report states, “Of the 230 total migrants interviewed, 219 cited the primary reason for migrating to the United States was the perception of U.S. immigration laws granting free passes or permisos…” In other words, it isn’t, as the administration and its allies in the media argue, an uptick in violence back home in Central America that is driving this wave of illegal immigrants into this country.
As recently as last year, President Barack Obama and then-Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano assured the American public that the border was secure. “The amount of manpower, technology, everything else that we have put on that border is simply amazing,” Secretary Napolitano told ABC News. “This is not the same border that was.”
“We’re putting mobile surveillance so that we can move around and watch, and we have increased boots on the ground,” she continued.
As for President Obama, he assured the public in 2011 that “Under Secretary Napolitano’s leadership, we have strengthened border security beyond what many believed was possible.”
Both Secretary Napolitano and President Obama attacked border control advocates as just looking to follow an impossible standard. “I suspect there will be those who will try to move the goal posts one more time,” President Obama said in 2011.
Jose Antonio Vargas: The face of the entitled illegal alien
by Michelle Malkin
They’ve blown it again, big time. They just can’t help themselves.
During the Bush years, the open-borders movement won over bleeding hearts in the White House but alienated the American public with radical displays of La Raza (“The Race”) militancy, desecrated American flags and Che Guevara shirt-wearing, fist-thrusting marches across the country.
Left-wing public relations consultants taught the amnesty mob to tone it down, turn the flags right-side up and stop threatening Reconquista. But the phony red-white-and-blue dye job didn’t last. The movement’s true extremist, entitled roots can’t be concealed for long.
On Monday, leading illegal-alien journalist turned activist Jose Antonio Vargas engaged in a foolish stunt that will backfire on him and his allies in the media and Hollywood and on Capitol Hill. An openly defiant law-breaker who proudly calls himself “the most privileged undocumented immigrant in the country,” Vargas traveled to Texas with a film crew to commune with illegal aliens surging across the border.
But on his way out of the Rio Grande Valley, the former Washington Post reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner was detained at the McAllen, Texas, airport by Customs and Border Patrol. He was attempting to clear security and board a flight without legally required U.S. identification.
No surprise: Vargas initially made it past the buffoons at the TSA.
The media-savvy amnesty agitator telegraphed the stunt beforehand in a piece for Politico. He hyped sympathetic coverage from the liberal Huffington Post. He tweeted a photo of his Philippine passport and a pocket Constitution, which he audaciously presented to authorities in lieu of valid ID.
And then Vargas’ publicity minions captured and tweeted the exact moment when he was handcuffed, looking shocked and aggrieved that federal law enforcement officers would actually — gasp! — enforce the law.
An illegal-alien Icarus, Vargas had been riding high after movie theaters and CNN aired his biographical, pro-illegal immigration documentary. His amnesty activism is backed by the progressive Tides Center, a project of George Soros and former ACORN chief organizer Drummond Pike. To his elite friends in the no-borders industry, he’s a “hero.”
Journalists, celebrities and politicians immediately swallowed the propaganda bait, rallying to their privileged pal’s side. “#DontDeportJose,” they all cried in an orchestrated Twitter campaign.
Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of law-abiding people from around the world are waiting patiently for their backlogged visa and green card applications to be reviewed.
Vargas’ outraged reporter friends don’t have much sympathy for those would-be Americans. Or for the Americans who’ve dedicated their lives to protecting homeland security and upholding our laws. Vargas’ enablers jumped to condemn the CBP employees in McAllen for doing their jobs and demanded that he be freed from “unfair” and “out of hand” detention, as one hysterical Roll Call reporter put it.
Unfair and out of hand?
Obama’s Immigration Lawyers’ Enrichment Act
by Michelle Malkin
The American Dream is dying for tens of millions of unemployed, underemployed and long-term jobless citizens. But the White House has guaranteed that one sector of the U.S. economy will thrive for decades to come: Open-borders immigration lawyers.
Don’t believe the fibbing D.C. flacks. While the president’s spokesman Josh Earnest promised that “most” of the illegal immigrant youths from Central America flooding across our borders will “likely” be deported, decades of reality expose the White House lie. Our deportation system is designed to fail.
“Due process” in deportation is a euphemism for interminable delay. According to TRAC Immigration, which gathers data on the chronically backlogged immigration court system, there are currently more than 366,000 pending deportation cases with average wait times nationally of nearly 600 days. There are a measly 59 immigration courts staffed by a meager 235 judges to handle all those cases.
Insiders have told me again and again over the years: “It ain’t over ’til the alien wins.”
Democrats, as always, will blame lack of taxpayer funding. But here’s the cold, hard fact: The system is “broken” on purpose. As they clamor for mass illegal alien amnesty, left-wing immigration lawyers and ethnic activists operate a lucrative industry whose sole objective is to help illegal aliens and convicted criminal visa holders evade deportation for as long as possible. Groups such as the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, and the American Friends Service Committee make their livelihoods off administrative bottlenecks.
The racket’s chief enablers: The federal Executive Office for Immigration Review, which oversees the immigration courts nationwide, and its unaccountable appellate arm, the Board of Immigration Appeals, which routinely puts aliens’ rights over citizens’ safety.
The BIA’s 15 members are politically appointed, career bureaucrats who have the power to overturn deportation orders nationwide. The panel is comprised largely of alien-friendly advocates from immigration-law circles, former Justice Department attorneys and former BIA staff. These meddling activists regularly reopen factual findings of lower trial courts, violating fundamental principles of appellate review and giving illegal aliens more opportunities to press their cases in federal courts than legal American citizens have.
The legal tricks for evading the flimsy immigration dragnet are well known among the immigrant population, as I first reported 12 years ago in a Center for Immigration Studies report on the deportation abyss. “Even if an alien is removable,” an EOIR bureaucrat testified back then, “he or she may file an application for relief from removal, such as asylum, voluntary departure, suspension of deportation, cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, registry or a waiver of inadmissibility.”
Today’s young illegal border surgers have a plethora of litigation bites at the apple that will keep them in our country in perpetuity. As one of countless immigration law firms now advises, “There a several forms of relief that an unaccompanied child may apply for in immigration court.” Voluntary departure is the de facto “catch and release” option that entrusts illegals to deport themselves. Then there’s the scam-riddled asylum application process, which is significantly loosened for minors. Next alternative: the special juvenile immigrant visa which offers lawful permanent resident status to unaccompanied illegal alien children.
Another route: The fraud-friendly U visa.
This is a column I had hoped I’d never have to write. But, the USA has failed itself…totally. It’s elected leaders offer nothing but the most limited of lip-service to chastise the traitor occupying the people’s White House and, certainly, have done nothing – whatsoever – to stop him. Our true military leaders have been replaced with a new batch who will pledge their allegiance to Obama and the United Nations – not the United States – as the body to which they pledge their allegiance. Some of our best and brightest U.S. captains – still in war…still in harm’s way…and still on the front lines – are now receiving their “pink slips” on the battlefield advising them that when they return, Obama will have no further use for them and they’ll have to find a job…elsewhere. Obama is still actively purging our military of real leadership and summarily dismantling it.
While ISIS/ISIL is wreaking bloody havoc and mayhem on Iraq (and soon the rest of the Middle East and the USA) and wars (and rumors of even bigger wars) are breaking out in myriad places Obama is gutting what was left of the US military. He is, also, in the process of replacing US citizens with illegal aliens, Latin gang members (including MS-13), Islamic terrorists (ISIS/ISIL has been confirmed as in the USA), Sinaloa drug and human trafficking cartel members and all manner of other illegals who will suck dry what was left of the USA. Obama destroyed our economy – by design – and is now ensuring that it will NOT come back.
Obama is now taking over all jurisdiction and authority of the US States. He is sending the illegal alien invaders – via his DHS – to multiple locations in multiple States and giving no information as to how many of them there are, what the demographics of the sent invaders are and where they’re being sent. The Obama cabal refuses to tell State governors who is being sent where, and simply assuming the powers of the ObamaGov over all of the States. Obama and his syndicate are overloading everything in the US system to ensure its collapse and complete dissolution. Thus far, we have done nothing substantial to stop this traitor – and Congress and our court system haven’t even tried to do so or have openly supported our demise – who is now overtly (for all to see and hear) hammering the final nails in America’s coffin…and soon will our own.
For those reading this information for the and being shocked for the first time…welcome to the club. We have, however, been warning you about the Obama creature since before his first election to the Office of POTUS. Unfortunately, it is likely now too late to do anything but attempt to provide for your survival and that of your loved ones. As far as the eye can see, we appear to have no leadership…anywhere. This is what happens when a country – despite being advised over and over again – ignores the obvious and does nothing to end its leaders’ tyrannies. This is what happens when countries come to an end.
In a calculated plan to replace US citizen voters, Obama and the Democrats devised an Orwellian scheme that is now playing out in front of ours and the world’s eyes. Obama is disenchanted with the fact that he is still not recognized as King or Emperor of America and his supplicant Democrats are demanding the titles of Duke and Duchess. Therefore, as he’s been getting away with it since he usurped the Office of POTUS with no elected official anywhere stopping him, Obama is – yet again – committing treason against the USA and its people via “providing aid and comfort to the enemies of the USA.”
The Obama importation of foreign illegal aliens – which include gang members, Islamists, drug cartel members and human traffickers – is increasing markedly each and every day and is an obvious criminal and treasonous act. Don’t be fooled. These are NOT just “poor children” who are being imported. They are illegals of every stripe being aided by Obama and one of his advisors Cecilia Munoz who is a former President of the racist subversive group La Raza. At least some of the citizens of towns and cities where these illegals are – quite literally – being “dumped” are becoming angrier and more active with each new Obama-move to destroy them. On Tuesday 1 July, the citizens of Murrieta, California turned back buses filled with illegals and forced them out of town. Note: More towns and cities need to do the same thing. Our legislators and judiciary will do nothing until we US citizens force them to do so.
We have reached a point in our country where We-the-People must either stand up to the tyranny, become extremely active in our home towns and cities against the tyrannical policies now being forced down our throats and patrol the borders ourselves with our militias. Since 2009, our country has been threatened by the ObamaGov and has now been almost completely dismantled by its calculating and manipulative racist totalitarian leaders. In Obama’s world only the supportive-of-him elites are to live well. The rest of us are to bow to his command and survive on his and his elites’ table scraps. Even many on the Left have now seen the truth of his plan, while only those well-paid trolls still support him. Obama and the Dems have, also, now vowed to circumvent the US Supreme Court’s recent decisions, while Obama had already disregarded Congress as a federal government branch several years ago.
Folks, each and every day Obama is slapping us harder and harder in the face with one atrocity after another. He has not followed the US Constitution – which he disdained even before he was elected (aka “coronation”) to the Office of POTUS. He has now fomented and is implementing this foreign, criminal and Islamist invasion of the USA. Are you./we waking up yet? Will you help stop these abuses against us all – including you – or were you born to be a slave? You can protest all of these abuses in your own cities and stop the assault of Obama-sponsored illegals to replace you as they did in Murrieta, CA. If you’re qualified, you can join the militias forming on our Southern border.
It has been a few years since I’ve talked and, subsequently, interviewed former USBP Supervisor David J. Stoddard (Ret). In my opinion – and that of many others – there really is no better information source than Dave for what is currently transpiring at and on our Southern Border.
David J. Stoddard BIO
US Border Patrol Supervisor David J Stoddard (Ret) was with the US Border Patrol for 27 years. David served in Calexico, California, Vermont, Yuma, Tucson Sector Headquarters and Naco, Arizona and worked in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and other locations.
Dave, also, provided testimony about immigration reform to Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner’s (R-WI) House Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims in 1999 and a Congressional subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources in 2002.
Sher: Dave, it’s been a long time since we last spoke about the problems on our Southern border; problems that have recently reached crisis if not catastrophe mode for all US citizens. Thanks so much for your time, today. It appears that thousands of illegal immigrants including the drug cartels, human traffickers, Latin gangs, Islamists and even their ISIS members are crossing our border at will, now, due to Obama’s illegal open border policy. Have you had Intel reports as to what’s really going on at what used to be our Southern border that you can share with the readers or been there, recently, yourself?
Dave: I live on the Mexican border and I get reports from other border residents in addition to what I observe myself. My contacts are rural residents, ranchers, Border Patrol Agents, sheriffs and visitors. I can tell you, without equivocation, that border enforcement has been curtailed to such a degree that it is practically non-existent. But the non-enforcement phenomenon is also all over the USA.
Foreign national criminals have been released on the street after serving their sentences for major crimes. The recent admission from the Obama administration is that 38,000 illegal aliens were released in America instead of being deported. (If Obama broke to releasing 38,000, the real figure must be three times that number.) The lame excuse offered by Obama’s minions is that the law requires the release of those criminals. It may very well be that some of those criminals were Cubans or other nationalities that won’t accept their ex-patriot criminals but apparently no effort is made to repatriate those scum. John Kerry should be withholding foreign aid, and taking other diplomatic measures to pressure those countries into accepting their citizens. The criminals from the Western hemisphere should have been entered into deportation proceedings and held as flight risks. But, Obama has stated that deporting aliens makes no sense.
The problem is not just with the Mexican border. The USA is importing Muslim extremists that establish enclaves in various locations, such as in Minnesota, Maine and Michigan where Muslims are granted refugee status and given taxpayer money, placed on the public dole, granted government housing and free medical care. In Minnesota the state is paying taxi fares for Muslims to keep medical appointments. These “immigrants” are not assimilating into American society. They are turning their enclaves into miniature versions of the hell-holes they “fled.” Take for example, Dearborn, Michigan, where they observe Shari’a law and scorn every other law.
By Alan Caruba
The fact is that Mexico’s illegal immigration laws are a lot tougher than those of the U.S. Under Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony, punishable by up to two years in prison. Immigrants who are deported and attempt to re-enter can be jailed for ten years. Visa violators can be sentenced for six-year terms and Mexicans who help illegal immigrants are considered to be criminals.
It doesn’t end there. Under Mexican law, foreigners can be deported if they are deemed detrimental to “economic or national interests”, violate Mexican law, are not “physically or mentally healthy”, or lack the “necessary funds for their sustenance.” This applies to their dependents as well.
Somehow, though, thousands of “migrants” from nations to the south of Mexico are passing through to get to our border and are, in the process, no less illegal in Mexico than here. That has changed, however. On July 9, the Examiner reported that Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto had met with Guatemalan president Otto Perez Molina and they held a joint press conference to “officially announce an agreement to make it easier for those making the illegal journey to the United States from Central American, to cross into Mexico.” They will be issued a “Regional Visitor’s Card” that allows them to stay in Mexico for 72 hours, just long enough to make it to the U.S. border. The arrangement will include Belize as well. No doubt it will be extended to San Salvador and Honduras.
I have no doubt this has the blessing of the White House. The result is a deliberate program to alter the demographic map of America, increasing the number of Hispanics. It is an illegal assault on the nation, a “transformation” few Americans could ever imagine.
The popular notion is that it has been Mexico’s rural poor that have been eager to come here. The fifth largest country in the Americas, it has a population of more than 113 million and one of the world’s largest economies as the tenth largest oil producer in the world and the largest producer of silver. Mexico is home to the sixth largest electronics industry in the world and it produces the most automobiles of any North American nation. General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler have had plants in Mexico since the 1930s and Nissan and Volkswagen built plants there in the 1960s.
Mexico is regarded as a firmly established upper middle-income nation, but somewhere between 35% to 46% of the population, about 52 million persons, are regarded to be living in extreme to moderate poverty. It is that population that represents the bulk of the illegal aliens who enter the U.S. They send remittances back to Mexico estimated to be $25 billion, but that represents 0.2% of its GDP.
On January 29 the Obama administration posted a notice for “Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children” on FedBizOpps.gov. At that time the estimate was for 65,000 children and the escorts were needed to help the children being transported to “Refugee Resettlement shelters located throughout the continental United States.”
Calling the orchestrated deluge of aliens invading the nation “refugees” simply obscures the fact that all are engaged in illegal entry; a crime the last time I checked. How many are actually children and how many are much older is unknown, but we do know that many are bringing with them diseases that can spread to the general population and others are arriving with criminal intent. The children are merely pawns.
The question that has yet to have been answered is how did the Obama administration know in January that the “children” would be arriving later in the year?
What Americans are witnessing is a planned illegal alien invasion of the nation, orchestrated by Obama.
It is one more piece of the puzzle that adds up to the deliberate destruction of the economy; one in which the financial crisis of 2008 has been allowed to become an ongoing recession with massive unemployment and, now, rising inflation. Presidents prior to Obama, Reagan and Kennedy to name two, encountered recessions and took well known steps to reverse and end them.
The illegal alien invasion is just the latest element of what has been a deliberate Obama policy to ensure that as many illegal aliens as possible can get into the nation and add to the burden of various programs to aid them. The political reason for this is that they will constitute more Democrats, but they would have to be legal to vote and the refusal of the Republican Party to embrace amnesty has kept that from happening.
The illegal alien invasion is taking a toll on Obama’s job approval rankings. On June 20, Gallup’s latest poll found that “Americans’ approval of President Barack Obama’s handling of immigration has dropped to 31%, one of the lowest readings since 2010, when Gallup began polling on his handling of the issue. Meanwhile, two out of three Americans (65%) disapprove of his handling of immigration.”
By June 28 Gallup’s polling showed that “fewer than one in four Americans favor increased immigration to the United States. And, unlike most issue facing America today, it’s completely bipartisan.” On July 7, Rasmussen Reports announced that “Nearly half of U.S. voters believe the Obama administration has prompted the flood of illegal immigrant children at the border and most want them sent back home right away.”
This was the overwhelming response of Americans, Republicans, Democrats, and all other elements of the population. On June 2 The Washington Times reported that Obama had declared the deluge of illegals an “urgent humanitarian situation” and that he had named a federal coordinator “to make sure the children were cared for—but offered no new ideas for how to keep them from trying to enter.” That’s because he had planned the invasion.