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DHS official to illegal aliens: Buy your citizenship from me

by Jim Kouri on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

This is article 462 of 466 in the topic Immigration

A federal official holding an important and ultra-responsible post is on the way to prison for holding a citizenship fire sale for illegal aliens in America’s Golden State, a haven for illegal aliens who are received with open arms by feckless political leaders, according to a former federal police official, Peter Knowles.

Question: How many naturalized citizens paid officials for their citizenship? Are all those certificates examined for key jobs in government or the private sector real?

Question: How many naturalized citizens paid officials for their citizenship? Are all those certificates examined for key jobs in government or the private sector real?

In an obvious effort to avoid more bad publicity for President Barack Obama and his practically obsessive goal of giving millions of illegal aliens citizenship, the U.S. federal court judge in the nation’s “sanctuary state” of California quietly sentenced a Department of Homeland Security official who took bribes in exchange for giving illegal aliens documents that made them appear legal residents or citizens of the United States, according to a former federal police officer on Tuesday.

An officer with DHS’s Citizenship and Immigration Services, Mai Nhu Nguyen — herself an immigrant from Vietnam who became a naturalized citizen — accepted a plea bargain offer in which she would serve less than three years for obtaining thousands of dollars from illegal aliens for documents that proved they were either legal residents or naturalized citizens of the United States.

For example, in a case involving an illegal alien receiving legal immigrant status, the convicted Nguyen received about $1,000 from the Vietnamese alien who sought that most valuable of immigration identification documents known as the “green card.”

Many law enforcement officers voiced their fears that even citizenship papers may become highly suspect as a form of identification. “As it is, the driver’s license is no longer an accurate and reliable form of identification, with so many cases of [Motor Vehicles Departments] MVD’s involvement in fraud and bribery,” said Malcolm Seston, a highway patrol cop.

When contacted by Examiner to learn the number of illegal aliens who obtained documents from the 48-year-old Nguyen, officials said the number of illegal aliens involved in this specific case is still being investigated. The DHS also failed to provide the number of incidents of fraud and bribery within their citizenship offices.

The DHS’s Inspector General John Roth, who with his investigators worked with the FBI to crack the case, notes that Mai Nhu Nguyen, 48, had abused her “power to approve or deny applications for immigration benefits that are submitted by immigrants.” According to the FBI, from 2011 through June 2013 Nguyen “solicited and took bribes from Vietnamese immigrants.”

For example, in a case involving an illegal alien receiving legal immigrant status, the convicted Nguyen received about $1,000 from the Vietnamese alien who sought that most valuable of immigration identification documents known as the “green card.”

California is arguably “sanctuary central” for illegal aliens from Mexico, China and Southeast Asian nations such as Vietnam. The lawbreakers who reside there are getting driver’s licenses, healthcare, food stamps, housing, employment assistance and other benefits. Several police officers have told the Examiner that these illegal aliens are also receiving millions of dollars for legal assistance when they commit crimes such as homicides, rapes, robberies and other felonies and misdemeanors.

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The DREAMer and the nightmare: Illegal alien teen charged in brutal murder of USC engineering student from China

by Michelle Malkin on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

This is article 453 of 466 in the topic Immigration

Screenshot via the LA Times website:

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Jonathan DelCarmen is 19. He came to this country illegally seven years ago, when he was 12. He fits the profile of the prototypical “DREAM” youth whom President Obama has granted administrative amnesty to (and wants to expand massively) — and whom open-borders advocates in both parties believe should be immune from deportation, showered with in-state college tuition discounts, and eligible for a driver’s license and eventual citizenship.

Pictured above are the horrified relatives of Xinran Ji. Ji was 24. He came to America legally to study engineering at USC.

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(Photo via USC)

Ji is dead.

Illegal alien youth DelCarmen was charged with his heinous murder, along with several other teen suspects:

DelCarmen is one of four teenagers charged with capital murder in the July 24 assault that killed Ji, an engineering graduate student from China. Police said Ji was walking home from a study group about 12:45 a.m. when he was attacked near campus, just blocks away from his apartment.

Police and prosecutors say Ji was beaten with a bat and suffered a head injury. Detectives said they believe he may have tried to get away from his attackers, only to be beaten a second time, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation.

Despite his injury, Ji managed to make it home to his apartment, where, police said, a roommate found his body later that morning.

DelCarmen and three others — identified as Andrew Garcia, 18; Alberto Ochoa, 17; and Alejandra Guerrero, 16 — were charged Tuesday in connection with Ji’s death.

Both political parties enable the climate that leads to such horrors.

Fact: GOP Speaker Boehner refused to include repeal of Obama’s DREAM/DACA administrative amnesty in the House border bill that he abruptly yanked Thursday afternoon. Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Jeff Sessions have urged their colleagues to turn off the magnets that created the illegal alien border surge, but establishment Republicans are too feckless to do the right thing.

Fact: GOP “leaders” refuse to meet with families of victims of illegal alien crime who oppose all forms of amnesty.

Fact: Democrats and pro-amnesty radicals will protest any sunlight shed on the destructive consequences of non-enforcement of immigration laws. They’ll say it’s not fair to focus on single cases or “anecdotes,” even as they promote individual DREAM poster children who are allegedly “honor roll students, star athletes, talented artists and valedictorians.”

The “progressives” will do everything they can — shout “RAAAACIST at the top of their lungs, mostly — to prevent the horror stories of illegal immigration victims from being told.

We’re not allowed to talk about illegal alien crime.

Illegal alien disease.

Illegal alien drunk drivers.

Illegal alien displacement of American workers.

And of course, we’re not even allowed to say “illegal alien.”

Doing so invites accusations of racism and xenophobia, not to mention threats of being spat upon.

So be it. None of that has stopped me over the last 20 years. And it shouldn’t stop you. If law-abiding native Americans, naturalized Americans, and legal immigrants and their families don’t unite and speak up, the real American Dream is truly doomed.


According to USC: “A scholarship will be set up to remember Xinran’s life.

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Jeff Sessions(R-Ala) Asks 10 Questions on Immigration Reform That MUST Be Answered!

by John Lillpop on Friday, April 12th, 2013

This is article 324 of 466 in the topic Immigration

Senator Jeff Sessions appears to be one of the very few members of the US Congress who actually has the interests of the American people in mind when it comes to the issue of illegal aliens and immigration reform.

In keeping with his reputation as a solid “America First” patriot, Sessions has made public a list of 10 questions which he believes must be answered before immigration reform is codified.

Given the nightmare that is currently unfolding with respect to ObamaCare, Sessions’ questions must be taken seriously to avoid another “we have to pass it to find out what’s in it” moment brought to the American people by the looney Nancy Pelosi.

Sessions demands answers to the following questions:

1. Is this bill enforcement first or legalization first?
2.What are the concrete metrics used to measure border security?
3. Does the bill complete the border fence and secure all ports of entry?
4. Who gets amnesty and how many?
5. How will the bill impact American workers and wages?
6. Is the guest worker program truly temporary?
7. Does the bill put a stop to sanctuary cities and resume cooperation with local law enforcement?
8. How does the bill guarantee that the Administration will not ignore future laws as it has with the laws already on the books?
9. How does the bill ensure that federal public charge law is enforced and that illegal immigrants do not access the welfare state through the granting of green cards and citizenship?
10. What is the long-term cost of the bill?
The details behind each question are provided at the reference. The Obama Administration and the Democrat Party must be forced to provide comprehensive, acceptable answers to these questions before any bill is actually written.

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U.S. law officers arrest dozens of foreign ex-cons in Los Angeles

by Jim Kouri on Friday, December 14th, 2012

This is article 296 of 466 in the topic Immigration

In spite of city government officials in Los Angeles, Calif., insisting on maintaining a so-called “sanctuary city” for illegal aliens, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported on Monday that its law enforcement agents arrested 37 foreigners with prior convictions for sex offenses during a three-day dragnet in the City of Angels and the surrounding counties.

ICE detained about 429,000 foreign nationals and removed 188,000 known criminal aliens from the United States in 2011, an all-time high, according to the Office of Immigration Statistics Annual Report. However, a number of knowledgeable people working in government and in law enforcement have said they are suspicious of statistics released by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Director of ICE John Morton.

During these latest raids that ended late Friday night, a special police task force nabbed the deportable alien sex offenders in four Southland counties — 16 in Los Angeles County, four in Orange County, 11 in Ventura County and six in San Bernardino County.

While the arrested were mostly Mexican citizens, the group also had nationals of eight other countries — El Salvador, Honduras, Vietnam, Armenia, Trinidad, the Philippines, Nicaragua and Guatemala, said ICE officials.

“This operation was designed to target and arrest criminal aliens who have been convicted of sex crimes,” said Timothy Robbins, an ICE field office director.

“We will all be able to rest easier knowing that these dangerous criminals are off our streets and will soon be out of the United States,” he added.

The arrests were coordinated with the ICE’s National Fugitive Operations Program designed to investigate, locate, arrest and remove at-large criminal aliens and immigration fugitives.

Meanwhile, on Monday, ICE agents in Chicago, Ill., reported that 31 convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and immigration violators were arrested during a two-day operation.

Of the 31 arrested, 22 had prior convictions for crimes such as: battery, aggravated drunken driving, drug possession, child molestation, sexual misconduct and theft. Fifteen are immigration fugitives who had been previously ordered to leave the country but failed to depart; four others had been previously deported and illegally re-entered the United States, which is a felony.

As with Los Angeles, Chicago government officials consider their city a “sanctuary city” for illegal aliens and federal agents do not expect nor receive local police assistance.

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America: Land of Opportunity or Sanctuary of Entitlements?

by Kevin A. Lehmann on Monday, November 5th, 2012

This is article 1201 of 1298 in the topic 2012 Elections

In watching the Sunday morning talk shows, it’s incredible to me how the presidential race can even be this close. What’s even more embarrassing is that, even in the wake of the largest presidential scandal since Watergate (Benghazigate), half of my fellow Americans still support an un-vetted ideological technocrat who has brought this country to its knees.

What that speaks to is a rapidly changing American demographic and the profound impact that illegal immigration has had on erasing our heritage and reshaping our culture and principles.

We are no longer the land of opportunity, but a sanctuary of entitlements – entitlements doled out by a bureaucratic despot who is quelling our desire for independence while single-handedly providing the syringe of dependency addiction.

It is a sad commentary on America that half of its citizens have been indoctrinated to accept the lies of Socialism, ceded its sovereignty to the United Nations, and have permitted the federal government to grow so large it represents a threat to our Constitutional freedoms and liberties.

Barack Obama is a globalist, not a nationalist. He has no more love, honor and respect for our country than I have for Mao Tse-Tung. Yet a majority of Americans bereft of knowledge of American history and Constitutional Law continue to be star struck by a glib-tongued pacifist who views America as little more than a rank and file nation devoid of nationalism, exceptionalism and supremacy.

This election is not about the economy, nor is it about foreign policy, a war on women, Democrats, Republicans, Conservatives, Liberals or any of the other nugatory political issues and talking points. No, this election is about our American identity – our values, our principles, our priorities and where our nation ranks in the pecking order of world respect.

The implication of Tuesday’s presidential election far transcends typical political partisanship. Americans are faced with a crisis of conscience, a crisis of identity, a crisis of culture and most important of all – a crisis of “Constitutional Conviction.”

Should Barack Obama win reelection on Tuesday, with the exception of Abraham Lincoln’s reelection in the midst of a civil war, it will be the most pivotal moment in America’s young 225 year history as a Constitutional Republic. It would send a clear message that the American people have consciously chosen to reject our founding principles, reject our American heritage, reject our national pride, and reject freedom and liberty in favor of statism and tyranny.

It’s our choice my fellow Americans, let’s choose wisely.

Kevin A. Lehmann

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Imported killers: Illegal aliens in sanctuary cities commit murders

by Jim Kouri on Sunday, May 13th, 2012

This is article 256 of 466 in the topic Immigration

The residents of so-called sanctuary cities in California witnessed the trials of two illegal aliens who viciously murdered several victims in separate incidents, a law enforcement source in California told the Law Enforcement Examiner on Friday.

Young Jamiel Shaw was murdered in cold-blood by an illegal alien who should have been deported according to U.S. immigration law. Photo credit: Police One Magazine

In two unrelated cases that illustrate the high price communities pay for sanctuary policies, two illegal aliens — both with extensive criminal records — were convicted of first-degree murder by juries this week in different parts of a border state that’s actually prided itself on protecting illegal aliens, according to a legal watchdog group that investigates and exposes government corruption and criminal activity perpetrated by government officials.

In one case –in the what some call “The Mother of All Sanctuary Cities” — a San Francisco a jury found Edwin Ramos, a renowned gang banger, guilty of three first-degree murder counts for the 2008 killings of a 48-year-old man and his two sons. Ramos had a lengthy criminal record at the time he murdered the family, but San Francisco sanctuary laws shielded him from deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

“While President Barack Obama and his Attorney General Eric Holder harass and sue states and law enforcement agencies that enforce immigration law, they have failed to go after any city officials who refuse to comply with federal immigration laws such as notifying ICE agents regarding criminal aliens,” said former NYPD detective and military intelligence officer Sidney Franes.

Judicial Watch obtained public records that revealed the San Francisco police knew Ramos was an active member of the notoriously violent MS-13 street gang and that he had numerous run-ins with police officers, including arrests for weapons and gang-related charges.

Furthermore, police knew Ramos was in the U.S. illegally yet released him after every encounter. In short, the records obtained by JW prove that don’t-ask, don’t-tell sanctuary policies protect illegal alien gang bangers and put American citizens at risk.

The famously leftist northern California city has long protected illegal immigrants and offered them costly public services that should be reserved for legal residents and citizens, according to Judicial Watch’s Corruption Chronicles.

In fact, illegal aliens are assured through costly, Spanish-language advertisement campaigns that they will never be reported to federal law enforcement agents such as ICE, the HSI (Homeland Security Investigations), the U.S. Border Patrol or other agency that could initiate the deportation process.

San Francisco was officially proclaimed an illegal alien sanctuary city by its board of supervisors in 1989 and now lawmakers are taking it a huge step further by creating legislation to grant illegal aliens official city identification cards.

Criminal Alien Pedro Espinoza

Meanwhile, a few hundred miles south in Los Angeles, another illegal immigrant gang banger, Pedro Espinoza, was also convicted of first-degree murder this week for gunning down a standout high school football player in 2008. Jurors deliberated for about four hours before reaching a verdict, according to the JW web site.

According to Judicial Watch,  “Espinoza proudly sports a tattoo with the initials  ‘B.K,’ which police say stands for Blood Killer.”

Espinoza had just completed a jail sentence for a previous felony when he murdered the 17-year-old star running back, Jamiel Shaw, as he walked home. The entire city of Los Angeles mourned the loss of the up-and-coming star athlete.

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Big is beautiful: relaunches

by Michelle Malkin on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

This is article 229 of 576 in the topic Media

I said last week after Andrew Breitbart’s sudden death that “his legacy online and in the conservative movement is built to last.”

To put a super-sized exclamation point on it, be sure to visit the re-launched empire.

All of the Big sites are now under one gorgeous umbrella, and the feature piece is Breitbart’s kick-off piece on vetting Barack Obama’s radical Alinsky love affair.

Congrats and kudos to Breitbart’s crew — Dana Loesch, Joel Pollak, Kurt Schlicter, John Nolte, Larry O’Connor, Liberty Chick, and the entire staff of editors and writers — for carrying the torch.

Carry on and keep kicking ass.


The young activists at Misfit Politics pay rousing tribute with “I am Breitbart.”



If you’re in NYC tonight, Karol Markowicz sends word that they will be holding an event in his memory at 7pm at Sanctuary Bar, 314 West 39th St (b 8/9). More info here.

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How You Can Tell if a Candidate Is Serious About Ending Illegal Migration

by Selwyn Duke on Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

This is article 240 of 466 in the topic Immigration

Imagine that your son has a habit of sprinkling copious amounts of bird seed and setting up impromptu birdbaths in your yard. You then notice that your property is starting to seem like an aviary, and, as beautiful as the birds are, they’re becoming bothersome. So you approach your husband and ask him to remedy the problem. He then promises to build a scarecrow, but doesn’t complete the job.

And, when the situation persists and you again ask him to help, he simply scratches his head and replies, “You know, it’s just not realistic to remove all these birds from our property; it’s time-consuming, expensive, and uncompassionate to boot. Besides, every time I chase a few away, more come a little while later.” Now, given that he’s not even hinting at the obvious solution, let alone addressing it, would you think he was very serious about remedying the problem?

On illegal migration, our politicians are for the birds. When pressed on it, the best of them will talk about building fences, beefing up the border patrol, and, sometimes even, militarizing our southern border. And these measures are all well and good. But when asked what we should do about the 12 to 25 million illegals already on our shores, the issue suddenly becomes more complex than high-temperature superconductivity. The politicians will scratch their heads and then utter something to the effect of, “Well, we can’t deport 12 million people.” It’s a response that some say is a reason and others call an excuse. But I say that, in certain cases at least, it’s something else: a dodge. How do I know? Because obvious solutions can’t elude everyone.

If I had been at the Republican debate Thursday night and was asked the question about what to do with illegals already in the United States, I would have had a simple answer: We have to deport virtually no one because it’s easy enough to get them to deport themselves. The fact is that we get so distracted talking about how hard and uncompassionate it would be to apply the stick that we forget about simply removing the carrot. After all, what draws illegals here? There are three basic things:

1. Jobs.

2. Benefits.

3. Free schooling.

Thus, take away the jobs by ensuring that employers won’t dare hire illegals and forbid the latter from receiving benefits or from enrolling their children in school, and the problem takes care of itself. As happened in Arizona and Alabama when they cracked down on illegals, the migrants will self-deport. Ensure that their economic prospects look better in their native countries, and that’s exactly where they’ll go.

To enhance this plan further, we could also change the anchor-baby law and forbid illegals from receiving all but catastrophic medical care (no using emergency rooms for the sniffles). But the carrot will have largely been removed either way, and, once this is done, deporting the few remaining illegals would be a simple task.

Of course, to remain true to the Constitution, a couple of the above measures may have to be instituted on the state level. And what if some states won’t play ball and decide to go the sanctuary route?

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“Sanctuary City” status taken to new heights in Los Angeles

by Jim Kouri on Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

This is article 233 of 466 in the topic Immigration
Not only is a major sanctuary city thumbing its nose at federal immigration law, it’s now defying a state public safety law designed to protect motorists from injury and death.

Chief Beck is a proponent of L.A.'s sanctuary policy in spite of opposition of the police officers' union. Credit: LAPD

In a move that’s sure to disturb Americans seeking a solution to the illegal alien problem, California’s “City of Angeles” is taking its sanctuary title more seriously than most by ordering police officers to stop enforcing a state public safety law because it creates an “unfair burden” for illegal immigrants, according to a report by a top Washington, DC-based public interest group.

A few weeks ago, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ordered the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to stop impounding the vehicles of illegal aliens who are unlicensed drivers for 30 days as per California state law, according to Judicial Watch, a non-profit organization that investigates and exposes government corruption and abuse.

The state law is intended to keep potentially reckless drivers off the road and therefore protect the public. It applies to unlicensed drivers as well as those who have had their license revoked or suspended.

In other words, under the LAPD guidelines, citizens will have their vehicles impounded at their own expense, but illegal aliens will retain their illegally driven cars.

Under the law illegal immigrants make up the majority of the drivers who have their cars impounded because they can’t get licenses in California or most states. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck told the local newspaper that this presents an “unfair burden” and “disproportionate blow” for illegal aliens, who he refers to as a “valuable asset to our community.”

The city’s police chief has ordered his officers to give unlicensed drivers a chance to avoid having their vehicles impounded by calling someone with a license who would then be allowed to drive the car. The chief says it’s a “fairness issue” because there is a “vast difference between someone driving without a license because they cannot legally be issued one and someone driving after having their license revoked.”

The Los Angeles police union is outraged and is charging the mayor with putting politics above public safety. “This new policy will result in innocent people being injured and killed,” the union said in a statement posted on its web site. “It is a sad day for Los Angeles residents because the Mayor is directing the LAPD to purposely not enforce a state law designed to protect public safety.”

The union further points out that the new policy exposes officers and the city to potential legal liabilities stemming from any damage or injury caused by an unlicensed driver’s continued operation of a vehicle that should have been impounded under state law. It also “substantially reduces the disincentives against the unlicensed and unlawful operation of a vehicle.”

According to the JW blog, the LAPD has a decades-old policy (Special Order No. 40) that prohibits officers from initiating police action with the objective of discovering the alien status of a person. This prevents officers from inquiring about the immigration status of an individual and from contacting federal officials about an individual’s immigration status.

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Democrats counting on Latino voters to maintain power

by Jim Kouri on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

This is article 353 of 1298 in the topic 2012 Elections

Many Americans are disappointed with Obama, but not proponents of amnesty for illegal aliens. Credit: NewswithViews

In spite of low approval ratings, Obama still remains much more popular with Hispanics than he does with the overall population. A poll released on November 10 by Univision, the Latino television network, showed 48 percent of Americans approved of Obama’s job performance while Hispanics give him a 66 percent job approval rating.

The Democrats are counting on strong support from Latinos to hand them a decisive victory in 2012, even though their Hispanic leaders complain about immigration reform moving too slowly under President Barack Obama.

Increasingly, no party or candidate with an eye toward Washington can afford not to appeal to this fastest-growing voter bloc in the country, especially since it’s common knowledge illegal aliens especially from Mexico are voting in violation of U.S. election laws.

“The sad truth is most of these Latinos don’t speak, understand or read English and so they depend on their leaders — especially those progressive ones tied to the Democrat Party — for political information. And guess what? They’re being lied to,” claims former NYPD police commander and security executive Benjamin “Carlito” Vasquez.

With a Justice Department fiercely focusing on taking legal action against state laws that help to combat illegal aliens and crimes they commit, a group of U.S. Senators is asking the Obama Administration to stop ignoring local ordinances that undermine federal laws by offering undocumented aliens sanctuary.

Two cities were recently added to the growing list of so-called sanctuary cities that protect illegal — even criminal — aliens from Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents: Washington, D.C., and New York City.
The fact that the President of the United States lives in a location officially designated a sanctuary from the President’s own administration has reached the level of absurdity, according to former police commander and homeland security specialist Sid Franes.
“Doesn’t anyone in the mainstream media see the anti-American, pro-Mexican leanings of the current White House occupants? There should be moral outrage that federal agencies that deal with illegal aliens don’t have authority to enforce federal immigration laws, thanks to Mayor Gray’s executive order,” Franes noted.

In battling local immigration control measures nationwide, the Obama Department of Justice has claimed that they conflict with federal immigration law and undermine the government’s careful balance of immigration enforcement priorities and objectives, according to the Judicial Watch news blog.

The Obama Administration has made this argument recently in DOJ cases against Arizona and Alabama. South Carolina is already in the sights of Attorney General Eric Holder and Obama, having just passed a state law similar in scope to Arizona’s and Alabama’s statutes.

But what is the administration doing about local governments that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities and blatantly ignore the legal status of arrested individuals? A group of Senate Judiciary Committee members are posing those questions to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

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