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Obama’s criminal alien releases may be probed by DHS chief

by Jim Kouri on Saturday, May 31st, 2014

This is article 432 of 445 in the topic Immigration

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson is in the process of requesting an internal investigation of the release of thousands of criminal aliens who were convicted of crimes committed in the United States who should have been deported upon release. Johnson told members of the House of Representatives that he wishes to examine the issue and its impact on public safety according themedia reports on Thursday.

TheDHS released a report earlier this month that showed they freed 36,007 convicted criminal immigrants in 2013 who were facing deportation. Included in those figures criminal aliens who were convicted for 193 homicides and 426 sexual assaults .

News stories of the early releases angered lawmakers who accused President Barack Obama of not enforcing the federal laws addressing immigration. The House Judiciary Committee chairman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., claims that these releases needlessly endanger Americans lives.

The White House said this week it asked Johnson to delay his probe until the end of the summer. Many believe this is a ploy to avoid the results of the investigation being released before election day in November.

“History shows that when criminals are freed many of them commit more crimes in a short period of time. In 2011, the House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed the Department of Homeland Security to obtain information on unlawful and criminal aliens identified by law enforcement authorities but who were not taken into custody or placed in removal proceedings. The facts disclosed that 17% of unlawful and criminal aliens released were soon rearrested on criminal charges, including murder, assault, battery, rape, and kidnapping,” said Rep. Goodlatte in hisletter to Secretary Johnson.

In an Examiner news story in 2011, sources said:

“In the 2011 fiscal year, ICE officials claim they deported more than 396,000 illegal immigrants nationwide — the largest number in the agency’s history, ICE officials said in a statement released yesterday. Of these, nearly 55 percent or more than 216,000 of the people deported were convicted of felonies or misdemeanors — an 89 percent increase since FY 2008 when George W. Bush was president.”

“All one needs to do is compare the press releases issued by ICE during the Obama years and the Bush years to see they are not focusing on enforcing the nation’s immigration laws these days,” a Border Patrol agent told the Law Enforcement Examiner.

“During the Bush administration, the majority of press releases highlighted the capture of illegal aliens working at companies across the nation. They even nabbed illegal aliens working at high-security facilities run by the U.S. government. Today, the majority of the press releases are issued with regard to child pornography, counterfeit designer clothing and accessories, and even drug arrests,” said the Law Enforcement Examiner source who demanded anonymity.”

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Obama’s dirty watchdogs

by Michelle Malkin on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

This is article 116 of 116 in the topic Obama Appointments

Obama’s dirty watchdogs
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2014

The Obama administration doesn’t have watchdogs. It has whitewash puppies.

The president’s Chicago bullies have defanged true advocates for integrity in government in D.C. from day one. So the latest report by the Senate Homeland Security and Government Operations Committee on corruptocrat Charles K. Edwards, the former Department of Homeland Security inspector general, isn’t a revelation. It’s confirmation.

Investigators found that Edwards compromised the independence of his office by socializing and sucking up to senior DHS officials. “There are many blessings to be thankful for this year,” the sycophantic Edwards wrote to the DHS acting counsel on Thanksgiving 2011, “but one of the best is having a friend like you.” Geez, get them a room.

Whistleblowers outlined how Edwards cozied up to multiple DHS execs and legal staffers, who directed him to alter reports on immigration enforcement, TSA screening and the Secret Service’s dalliances with prostitutes in Argentina. Edwards failed to obtain independent legal analysis of ethics issues. The IG counsel was cut out of the loop. Edwards ordered reports to be doctored or delayed. He failed to recuse himself from audits and inspections that had conflicts of interest related to his wife’s employment.

The probe among DHS employees also discovered that Edwards’ apparent retaliatory actions against staff dissenters “contributed to an office environment characterized by low morale, fear and general dissatisfaction with Mr. Edwards’ leadership.”

The Obama White House was quite happy, however. The administration installed this 20-year career bureaucrat as acting DOJ senior watchdog despite the fact that he had zero experience conducting audits, investigations and inspections — the three fundamental duties of an inspector general. They got exactly what they needed: A do-nothing, know-nothing, toothless lackey.

Edwards’ main non-accomplishment was carrying water for the Obama corruptocracy as he dithered on the internal investigation of Alejandro Mayorkas, who was confirmed late last year as the No. 2 official at Homeland Security. As I’ve previously reported, veteran internal whistleblowers told Capitol Hill about fraud, reckless rubber-stamping and lax enforcement under Mayorkas’ tenure as head of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Put on your shocked faces: The DOJ’s IG probe into Mayorkas’ role on fast-tracking visas for wealthy Chinese investors on behalf of GreenTech — the crony company with ties to Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Hillary Clinton’s other brother, Anthony — has yet to be completed after more than a year.

Former DHS crook-in-chief Janet Napolitano continues to deny any wrongdoing. Conveniently, Napolitano’s longtime aide and crony pal Suzanne Barr, former chief of staff to former DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement head John Morton, left office just after whistleblower allegations about Barr’s lewd conduct and sexual harassment of underlings surfaced. Guess who was “in charge” as the scandal broke open? Whitewash puppy Charles K. Edwards.

As always, the fish rots from the head down. Remember: Team Hope and Change sacked former Amtrak Inspector General Fred Weiderhold and former Americorps Inspector General Gerald Walpin for exposing financial improprieties and calling out Obama officials’ interference with their probes.

And the current kennel of Obama cover-up enablers masquerading as watchdogs includes Interior Department acting IG Mary Kendall.

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Alleged scandal: Corruption watchdog at DHS accused of corruption by Senators

by Jim Kouri on Sunday, April 27th, 2014

This is article 432 of 448 in the topic Government Corruption

The internal “top cop” responsible for the investigation of allegations of misconduct at the Homeland Security Department (DHS) is now himself accused of misconduct by covering up illegal or unethical activity by members of the DHS, according to a U.S. Senate investigative report released on Thursday.

The Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s report on Thursday appears to confirm many of the allegations made against former acting Inspector GeneralCharles Edwards which intensified after he resigned from the Obama administration in December 2013.

The Senate investigators claim in their report that Edwards attempted to gain support for a permanent appointment as the DHS’ inspector general by becoming “too chummy” with top DHS officials especially those who he believed were Obama minions. There also are accusations that he intentionally altered or delayed investigative reports in order to accommodate the very department he was tasked with investigating.

For example, according to the report, Edwards’ office withheld important information regarding the 2012 Secret Service prostitution scandal during Obama’s Colombian visit that some believed could negatively influence President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. In another example, the report states:

“[W]hen interviewed by [the Senate] Subcommittee staff, Edwards was unable to articulate guidelines that govern briefing details of an ongoing investigation to DHS. Edwards stated, ‘I don’t know that offhand here. You will have to talk to the office – to the Assistant IG for Investigations.’

“Edwards also requested assistance from DHS instead of his own staff, as would be appropriate for an IG. For example, in March 2012, Mr. Edwards asked the DHS Acting Counsel how to answer a question about improving the efficiency of a certain DHS program in preparation for testifying before a Committee of the House of Representatives”

The Senators leveled allegations that Edwards’ office retaliated against workers who spoke out and that Edwards himself cultivated a “toxic, totally dysfunctional and oppressive” Homeland Security Department. Senate investigators said that the environment at work was described as being one of “complete terror.”

One of Edwards’ lead investigators told the Senators during a hearing that he received instructions from his immediate supervisor “to delete derogatory information” — information considered “potentially damaging to the administration,” the report states.

According to the report, the same committee witness during the hearings claimed he informed an internal review team that he was troubled by his orders to delete certain material because “the [Inspector General] was sitting on information that could influence an election.”

The report also included allegations that the lead investigator who testified about the corruption within Inspector General Edwards’ office, was threatened by his superiors.

In addition, the report describes Edwards’ unethical use of his office for personal gain when he had one of his staff members work on his doctoral dissertation. The report said “his acting chief of staff estimated she worked 20-25 hours on helping with his Ph.D. dissertation.”

While Edwards served under DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, her minions claim she had no knowledge of his activities and Napolitano never requested any deletions from inspector general reports or documents.

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U.S. sailor’s killer possessed ID from Homeland Security Department

by Jim Kouri on Monday, March 31st, 2014

This is article 282 of 300 in the topic US Military

The truck driver who shot and killed an American sailor aboard a Navy destroyer was an ex-convict who had a criminal record that included convictions and incarceration for offenses such as manslaughter and distribution of illegal drugs, yet he possessed an ID card issued by a Homeland Security Department directorate, according to a Thursday news story in Navy Times.

Pentagon officials identified the shooter on Thursday as Jeffrey Tyrone Savage, who resided in Chesapeake, Va., and that the Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS) were continuing to dig for more information on the suspect and the killing.

The 35-year-old Savage was killed by Navy security officers last Monday night aboard the U.S.S. Mahan after he jumped a petty officer who was on watch for the ship, took his sidearm and used it to kill Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Mayo, who also was providing security at the Norfolk Naval Base.

NCIS agents claim they have found nothing indicating the killing was planned that there’s nothing in Savage’s background linking him to a terrorist group. The NCIS investigators also stated that there’s no evidence linking Savage to the Mahan or to any of the destroyer’s crew serving on that ship at the time and date of occurrence.

But a disturbing detail about the case surfaced on Thursday: The credential Savage used to gain access to the Navy base was a Transportation Worker Identity Credential (TWIC), which is issued by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) which is part of the Homeland Security Department. The card’s year of issuance was listed as 2014 and it was valid for five years, according to TSA’s website.

According to the TSA, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, applicants for a TWIC may be turned down due to:

Conviction for one of the following felonies is disqualifying regardless of when it occurred, and the applicant is not eligible for a waiver.

  1. Espionage or conspiracy to commit espionage.
  2. Sedition, or conspiracy to commit sedition.
  3. Treason, or conspiracy to commit treason.
  4. A federal crime of terrorism as defined in 18 U.S.C. 2332b(g), or comparable State law, or conspiracy to commit such crime.

Conviction for one of the following felonies is disqualifying regardless of when it occurred, and the applicant may apply for a waiver.

  1. A crime involving a transportation security incident. A transportation security incident is a security incident resulting in a significant loss of life, environmental damage, transportation system disruption, or economic disruption in a particular area, as defined in 46 U.S.C. 70101. The term “economic disruption” does not include a work stoppage or other employee-related action not related to terrorism and resulting from an employer-employee dispute.
  2. Improper transportation of a hazardous material under 49 U.S.C. 5124, or a State law that is comparable.
  3. Unlawful possession, use, sale, distribution, manufacture, purchase, receipt, transfer, shipping, transporting, import, export, storage of, or dealing in an explosive or explosive device. An explosive or explosive device includes an explosive or explosive material as defined in 18 U.S.C. 232(5), 841(c) through 841(f), and 844(j); and a destructive device, as defined in 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(4) and 26 U.S.C.

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Obama contradicts Europe speech with cuts to New York’s security

by Jim Kouri on Friday, March 28th, 2014

This is article 126 of 127 in the topic National Security

When President Barack Obama cleverly told the world in his speech on Tuesday that he was more concerned with terrorists exploding a nuclear device in New York City than with Russian aggression in Eastern Europe, he didn’t appear to remember that federal funding for New York’s anti-nuclear program was slashed by more than half, according to a WCBS news story on Wednesday.

“[President] Obama said during his speech in Holland that his biggest fear was a nuclear weapon going off in Manhattan. Well, apparently he’s not so afraid since his Department of Homeland Security is cutting funding to New York City’s first-responders — police, fire and emergency medical personnel,” said a former NYPD detective now a corporate security director, Nelson Landis.

According to several reports, the federally-funded program known as “Securing the Cities,” which had been initiated to detect and prevent a nuclear attack in cities considered likely targets, will be cut from $11 million to only $4.7 million.

New York’s Democrat U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer made certain to appear on local television to say he’s urging the Obama Department of Homeland Security stop any budget cuts to New York immediately.

According to a DHS official, the security program was supposed to only begin with large amounts of cash to make certain equipment was purchased and police officers, firefighters and medical personnel were trained in nuclear detection operations.

After the millions of dollars allocated, the DHS always planned to provide only partial local funding, according to officials.

Meanwhile, on Fox News Channel on Wednesday, former New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani said, “I have a strange reaction to it, I think New York City is so resilient. I don’t think the president said anything we don’t know.”

“I hope Obama’s comments [will] help the city secure more funding from the Department of Homeland Security [not less],” said the man known as America’s Mayor.

But several current and former NYPD officers aren’t holding their breathe waiting for Obama to make good on his claim of being concerned about nuclear security in New York.

“If I’ve learned anything about this man’s [Obama's] politics its that he says whatever pops into his head that he feels will be well-received by his audience. He’s a talker, not a doer,” said former police officer Iris Aquino, who worked on several anti-terrorism operations after 9-11.

“Why is he so concerned? Didn’t he say al-Qaeda and the terrorists are on the run?” she added.

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Arizona lawman calls Obama deportation statistics bogus

by Jim Kouri on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

This is article 423 of 445 in the topic Immigration

During an interview with Fox News Channel’s Neil Cavuto on Friday, the man known by many as “America’s Toughest Sheriff” said he believes that the Obama administration’s claim that more people in the U.S. illegally have been deported than ever before since President Barack Obama took office is a deceptive claim.

More than 30 percent of the suspects detained in his jails on criminal charges were arrested before and his office turned them over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for deportation, according to Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio. In fact, ICE agents have been up-in-arms over the Obama White House’s handling of criminal aliens, according to an Examiner news report.

The Arizona lawman also told Cavuto that the Obama administration isn’t being completely honest with American citizens on the illegal immigration, criminal aliens, and how they are being being handled by the federal government.

“One of two things is happening: either the federal government is quietly ushering illegal aliens out its back doors and back onto our streets, or our border is still so wide open that deportees continue to re-enter the country illegally with remarkable ease,” Sheriff Arpaio said in a news release.

According to Obama’s Homeland Security Department officials, who are responsible for border security and enforcing immigration laws, DHS is approaching 2-million people deported since Obama took office in 2009. But national security and counterterrorism experts claim those numbers are inflated.

For example, according to a former police lieutenant, Stephen Hodges, “The Obama bean-counters are using numbers that shouldn’t be used in their ‘deportations column.’ If a Border Patrol agent apprehends someone attempting to enter the U.S. from Mexico, and the agent sends the intruder back from where he came, the bean-counters categorize that apprehension as a deportation. It’s a lie.”

During his appearance on Cavuto’s show, Arpaio told the Fox News host that he wants to know why one of three illegal aliens arrested by his deputies and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation proceedings are discovered back on the streets of Maricopa County, which includes the city of Phoenix.

Arpaio also said, “Law enforcement across the county arrests these offenders, officers place immigration holds to keep the offenders in jail, and then they are turned over to the federal government that brags about ‘record deportations.’ Yet our statistics paint a very different picture. These ‘deportations’ are either not happening or are exceptionally ineffective and that means Washington is failing the American people and hiding the truth.”

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Lawmakers blast Obama’s DHS for Libya policy reversal

by Jim Kouri on Friday, March 21st, 2014

This is article 124 of 127 in the topic National Security

Four top GOP lawmakers are demanding that the Department of Homeland Security come clean on its proposed rescinding of the United States’ Libyan policy prohibiting citizens from that country from working in the aviation industry, according to a letter sent on Wednesday.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.,chairman of the House Judiciary Committee; Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee; Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.; and National Security Subcommittee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, wrote a scathing letter to the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson regarding their concerns with threats to U.S. national security that would result from this latest arbitrary decision by President Barack Obama and his administration.

The four lawmakers characterized Obama’s revised Libya policy as being a “misguided and dangerous plan” to allow Libyans to legally come to America to attend flight schools, to work as aviation maintenance workers, or any type of flight operations.

The Obama administration is also allowing Libyan’s to study nuclear science or seek training in the nuclear energy industry, which continues to be vulnerable according to an Examiner report last year.

Recently, members of the House Judiciary Committee obtained a draft of the final regulation from a source within the Homeland Security Department that describes President Barack Obama’s minions proposing a change in its policy towards Libya in spite of the continued armed conflict between the weak, corrupt Libyan government and the radical Muslim terrorist groups, as described in an Examiner news story.

Upon hearing about the change in policy, Congressmen Goodlatte and Chaffetz wrote to then-DHS Acting Secretary Rand Beers about this proposed policy shift in November 2013.

Unfortunately, four months after receiving the Goodlatte-Chaffetz letter, DHS failed to respond to the letter while DHS officials are going forward with the disturbing shift in policy without officially informing members of the House of Representatives or answering questions posed by congressmen.

The letter sent on Wednesday also informed Secretary Johnson that the Judiciary Committee’s Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee, and also the Subcommittee on National Security of Rep. Issa’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is intent on convening “a joint hearing on this issue in the immediate future.”

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Obama appointees to Border Patrol: Cool it on defending yourselves

by Jim Kouri on Saturday, March 8th, 2014

This is article 62 of 63 in the topic Border Issues

President Barack Obama’s appointees at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) directorate on Friday sent a memorandum to Border Patrol agents instructing them to exercise restraint when illegal aliens on either side of the United States-Mexican border are throwing rocks or debris at Border agents or are escaping in getaway cars, according to an intradepartmental memorandum.

“I want to commend Chief Michael Fisher on his directive on the use of safe tactics and techniques released today, which provides further guidance to the Border Patrol workforce to lessen the likelihood of deadly force situations as we meet our dual goals of ensuring the safety and security of our dedicated agents as well as the public that they serve. I also support and commend his commitment to continue to assess the need for operational adjustments, dictated by situations in the field,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson.

In his memo to his subordinates, Chief Fisher stated that his agents should take cover when confronted by

people throwing rocks or other projectiles at them. He also said in the memo that Border Patrol agents should not shoot at fleeing cars or trucks and he reminded them of the departmental policy prohibiting agents from placing themselves in front of speeding vehicles and shooting at them.

“Agents have been assaulted with rocks 1,713 times since 2010 and have responded with deadly force 43 times, resulting in 10 deaths,” Fisher stated in his four-page memorandum.

The memo was written and promulgated to all of the more than 21,000 Border Patrol personnel, especially those who are patrolling rural areas such as the desert in Arizona where single-officer vehicle patrols are common and backup assistance difficult.

The memorandum and subsequent re-issuing of the Border Patrol’s use of deadly physical force policy are the result of complaints made against the department’s agents by so-called civil-liberties and human-rights organizations. For example, the director of the Border Network for Human Rights, Fernando Garcia, has been contacting liberal-left members of congress who are sympathetic to the “plight” of illegal aliens.

“There has always been a rush to blame Border Patrol agents for rock assaults that end in the suspect being shot and killed. These suspects chose to be criminals and to assault Border Patrol agents and they are to blame. If you don’t throw rocks at Border Patrol agents, you won’t be shot,” said Shawn Moran, Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) in response to the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) study upon which the new use-of-force memorandum is based.

Newly appointed recruits are being instructed at the federal law enforcement academy on how to control confrontations, while veteran agents will receive training annually, according to the CBP.

The secretary of homeland security, Jeh Johnson, also released redacted versions of the use-of-force policies that apply to all of his department and specialized policies for two of its agencies, Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The NBPC will never stop fighting for the ability of Border Patrol agents to defend themselves against all types of assaults,” said Moran, a life-long law enforcement officer.

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Military not alone in Obama budget cuts; law enforcement budget reduced

by Jim Kouri on Thursday, March 6th, 2014

This is article 123 of 127 in the topic National Security

Although the announced reductions in military spending are being widely covered by news organizations and widely known by the public, America’s national security concerns are far more serious than most Americans realize with the Obama administration announcing on Tuesday the likelihood of significant cuts to the budgets for the many agencies under the Homeland Security Department umbrella, according to several law enforcement officials, such as Police Capt. Charles Hoffstetter on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, reacted immediately to what he believes is President Barack Obama and his minions buying into their own false narrative that the threats to this country are diminishing.”

McCaul served as chief of Counter Terrorism and National Security in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas, and he commanded the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) which combined federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

With that background, McCaul is leery of a White House that denies the evidence of their own senses, according to Hoffstetter, a decorated police commander and former U.S. Marine.

“The President’s budget again shows that his priorities do not match up with the American people’s. Ultimately this proposal increases fees to taxpayers, travelers and businesses while decreasing the overall budget for securing the homeland,” said McCaul in a statement.

“This means the American people will pay more out of pocket while the Department cuts key security programs such as those to detain criminals and conduct aerial patrols of the border,” according to the five-term congressman.

McCaul claims that the American people are fully aware that the northern and southern U.S. borders are not secure, but what they may not know is that the Obama Administration expects to cut the funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement by almost $250 million – including a reduction of 3,500 detention beds.

He also accuses the Obama White House of proposing drastic cuts to the U.S. Coast Guard — up to $300 million in cuts — which will mean fewer ships available for indicting narcotics and other illicit drugs as well as fewer ships available to intercept criminals or terrorists headed for the United States, according to Federal Times.

“Meanwhile, the President increases funding for more bureaucracy including throwing hundreds of millions of dollars at a new headquarters instead of spending precious funds on keeping Americans safe,” McCaul stated.

“[Obama's budget] proposal shows a distinct disconnect between what the American people need and what the Administration wants. Ultimately, this budget proves that the Administration believes its own false narrative that the threats to this country are diminishing, and the Committee will have many questions for DHS at the full Committee budget hearing with the Secretary on March 13,” said McCaul.

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DHS deputy chief boasts of Obama successes at Texas-Mexico border

by Jim Kouri on Friday, February 21st, 2014

This is article 61 of 63 in the topic Border Issues

Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, during his two-day visit to Texas on Tuesday and Wednesday, met with U.S. Customs and Border Protection supervisory staff and rank-and-file agents while viewing enforcement operations along the Rio Grande River, in the Rio Grande Valley and at the Port of Anzalduas, and visited the Port Isabel Detention Center. He also boasted about President Barack Obama’s successes at border security and immigration enforcement.

Deputy Secretary Mayorkas also met leaders of the decidedly pro-illegal alien group Southern Border Communities Coalition, an organization that is no friend of the Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

“The [U.S. Border Patrol] agency has long acted with impunity in border communities. This must end if we are to achieve a meaningful border security in the southern border counties of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, which are home to an estimated 15 million people who deserve to be treated with dignity and respect,” according to Christian Ramírez, Director of the Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC), which brings together 60 organizations from the US southern border.

In Fall 2013, the group worked with the ACLU to demand federal officials investigate the Border Patrols “abusive and harassing roving patrols.” They claimed that officers on these details have humiliated, intimidated, and threatened U.S. citizens, assaulted lifelong residents without reason, and damaged their personal property during unlawful searches.

But Mayorkas claimed that under President Barack Obama’s administration, Border Patrol apprehensions were at historic lows, reflecting fewer individuals attempting to cross the border; and CBP processed more than $2.3 trillion in trade through our nation’s ports of entry.

“One of the top priorities for this Administration, and for the Department of Homeland Security, is to strengthen our border security while facilitating the lawful trade and travel essential to our economy. The funding to expand and modernize the Laredo Port of Entry reaffirms our commitment,” said Deputy Secretary Mayorkas.

Mayorkas is tied to not only the Obama administration but also to Hillary Clinton. During his confirmation process for the DHS position there were allegations made about possible corruption in his office when he served as director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, according to the Associated Press.

AP reported that the inspector general at DHS was investigating Mayorkas’ role in getting a visa for a foreign investor for Gulf Coast Funds Management, a company run by Hillary Clinton’s brother Anthony Rodham. Mayorkas alleged efforts on behalf of Gulf Coast allegedly happened after the foreign investor’s visa application was originally denied and an appeal was later rejected.

According to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), “Understanding that members of Congress ultimately would not ignore the unequivocal objections of their constituents to amnesty, the Obama Administration opted to adopt a strategy of dismantling immigration enforcement in order to achieve the same ends. The Administration hoped that while the American people were focused on unemployment, crashing real estate values, banking scandals, health care reform, foreign policy crises, and countless other issues, they would not notice just what was actually taking place.”

“Appointing Mayorkas as the head of immigration enforcement is part of the Obama plan for amnesty and changing the nation’s demographic.

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