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  • The Daisy BB Rifle Is Still Here!

    11/22/2014 8:38:21 PM PST · 82 of 102
    Elderberry to jespasinthru

    Growing up, the bb gun was necessary to protect your neighborhood. Kids on the other side of the bayou were the enemy. Many a battle occurred when the enemy attempted to advance across the train trestle.

    Also. What about cap guns that used roll caps?

  • Taitz seeks West Africa travel ban

    10/30/2014 5:49:58 AM PDT · 1 of 2
    Elderberry
  • Dashboard video shows shooting of unarmed driver

    09/25/2014 12:14:19 PM PDT · 85 of 289
    Elderberry to Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

    When I am on a long drive,I tend to always take my billfold out of my back pocket. And how many women keep their ID in their purse?

  • Taitz' immigration case in Texas advances; Few answers, plentiful attorneys

    08/29/2014 8:15:50 PM PDT · 1 of 7
    Elderberry
    Although recent polls show that the majority of U.S. citizens want the border closed, do not want the burden of supporting illegal immigrants and do not want the various problems which result from allowing the invasion of illegal immigrants into the country, the U.S. government continues to boldly defend the invasion of illegals at the U.S.-Mexico border and the costly transportation of the aliens. The defendants from the U.S. government now have three attorneys on the case, Taitz v. Johnson, giving the appearance that they are disturbingly aggressive in representing 'illegal immigrants' and that the case could possibly be titled, "Illegal Aliens vs. U.S. Citizens."

    The most impressive aspect of the Taitz vs. Johnson hearing at Brownsville, Texas, U. S. District Court on August 27, 2014, were the responses from the U.S. government witnesses. The answers indicated a lack of knowledge and ambivalence regarding infectious diseases and the spread of the diseases, lack of concern for the movement, tracking and location of illegal immigrants after the U.S. government has flown them to various locations throughout the country, a danger to national security by allowing a vague ID process and allowing the illegal immigrants to travel essentially with a 'piece of paper,' a disregard for U.S. citizens by jetting illegal immigrants around the country at taxpayers' expense -- including travel expenses for Homeland Security and INS employees to supervise the children on planes, and an obvious disregard for U.S. law.

    Dr. Taitz has recently issued a statement, PRESS RELEASE: Judge Hanen schedules injunction hearing for October 29, 2014, right before the election, tells Enforcement and Removal INS agent: you don't do either enforcement or removal, describing the court proceedings and her perspective on the August 27th Brownsville, Texas, hearing.

    Many answers from U.S. government witnesses were perplexing. At times, responses seemed to conclude, "I don't know why we don't follow U.S. law and don't care; I just do my job."

    The witness from Health and Human Services was Teresa M. Brooks, Supervisory Field Program Specialist - South Texas, Division of Children’s Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration of Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Attorney Taitz asked Teresa Brooks whether illegal immigrant children "could be flown to an area and handed to an illegal immigrant who has a criminal record." Brooks appeared defensive and protective of illegal immigrants when the question was asked. When the judge intervened, asking if the situation was possible, Brooks stated, "It could happen."

    When asked about the current availability of doctors for 'illegal immigrant children,' Brooks, a government witness, admitted that only 2 doctors were available for referrals which could possibly include 5000 children.

    Answers from the government witnesses continued to be scarce and vague; that is, government officials from the United States of America lacked knowledge or were unable to explain why they are not following U.S. laws.

    It appeared that illegal immigrants are casually and deliberately released into the U.S. by the government with little or no concern for tracking them. Dr. Taitz asked, "Is there was any reason not to ask for bail?" and "Is there any way to track those children after they are released? Judge Hanen added the question, "Why do we assume that someone who is in the country illegally will show up for a hearing?

    The witness from U.S. Customs was Kevin Oaks, Chief, Rio Grande Valley Sector, Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Lack of knowledge in the medical area for government officials who are in charge of controlling the current illegal immigration crisis in the U.S. seemed apparent. Dr. Taitz asked Chief of Border Patrol, Kevin Oaks, "Do you know the incubation period for Ebola and scabies?" Chief Oaks seemed unfamiliar with incubation periods and responded, "No." When Taitz asked, "Do you have a manual for Ebola," he again responded, "No." Chief Oaks stated that doctors did not check 'illegal immigrant children' and indicated that they were routinely screened for health problems by border patrol agents.

    When asked by Judge Hanen what the U.S. was doing to stop the surge of illegal immigrants at our border,U.S. Border Patrol Chief Kevin Oaks simply spoke of "messaging " in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

    The witness from U.S. Immigration was Alfredo Fierro, Deputy Field Office Director, Enforcement and Removal Operations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Referencing the possibility of Islamic terrorist groups invading the Southern border during the current crisis, Dr. Taitz asked Deputy Field Office Director, Alfredo Fierro, "Do you know if members of Islamic terrorists groups or people from Muslim countries who are known for supporting terrorism have entered the U.S. through the U.S.-Mexico border?" Deputy Fierro admitted that he knew people from Muslim countries, known for supporting terrorism, were crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Judge Hanen asked U.S. government witnesses additional questions, stating that all of the questions were not relevant to the case at this point. Some of the questions were:

    We don't stop anyone at the border, do we? If I am on the Mexico side, and I swim the river . . . . I swim right up to a border agent, you're not going to stop me?

    We didn't actually try to prevent any of the people from coming into the U.S.?

    We let people come in, and we arrest them?

    Would you say that turning them over illegally to a person who is here illegally neither enforces the law or removes the individual?

    We will do nothing to prevent them from crossing?

    Do you know why you are transporting them?

    What percentage of them actually show up for court appearances?

    Since the August 27, 2014, hearing, Dr. Taitz announced a new ruling from Judge Hanen, Judge Hanen denied the government's motion to quash subpoena for one of key witnesses. Several border patrol agents are willing to travel to TX and testify in court about the government trafficking illegals with infectious diseases and placing the gag order on officers, preventing them to speak out about it and about an armed incursion into the US from Mexico through tunnels dug under the border, attaching an order denying a government motion to quash a subpoena for one of Taitz' key witnesses.

    From listening to U.S. government witnesses in this case, viewers were likely to conclude that illegal immigration is now encouraged by the current policy of the U.S. government -- never mind any U.S. law. Illegal immigrants, often with 'questionable identity' or 'questionable health status due to possible exposure to contagious diseases,' are systematically released by a planned policy of the Obama Administration and deliberately transported throughout the U.S. with no concern for tracking them and no concern for U.S. federal laws. In fact, illegal aliens may be flown across the country and handed to a person who says they are a parent or relative -- even thought the person may be an illegal alien with a criminal record.

    Answers from U.S. government witnesses in this illegal immigration case could be characterized as 'astonishing.' Viewers must have left the courtroom wondering why U.S. government officials could not provide adequate answers to such questions as, "What are we doing to secure the border?" or "Why are you not enforcing the law and removing them?" Or "Do you know why you are transporting them?"

    A new report from Judicial Watch, available today, is relevant to the Taitz v. Johnson, and it provides an alert to all U.S. citizens. The report, which is described by Andrew C. McCarthy, is another validation of Dr. Taitz' concern of an unsecured U.S. border and the failure of government officials to enforce immigration laws; it alerts of possible Islamic terrorist attacks and national-security vulnerability created by the Obama administration’s non-enforcement of the immigration laws.

    McCarthy quotes a Judicial Watch report in Judicial Watch: Feds’ Bulletin Describes Threat of Imminent Terrorist Attack on Southern Border, stating, "Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat."

    The Judical Watch report accuses the Obama Administration of covering up the disturbing information, "The administration has also covered up, or at the very least downplayed, a serious epidemic of crime along the Mexican border even as heavily armed drug cartels have taken over portions of the region. Judicial Watch has reported that the U.S. Border Patrol actually ordered officers to avoid the most crime-infested stretches because they’re 'too dangerous' and patrolling them could result in an 'international incident' of cross border shooting."

    McCarthy emphasizes the importance of the newly-reported and alarming Southern border information by stating, "These new revelations are bound to impact the current debate about the border crisis and immigration policy."

  • Federal judge orders hearing in illegal immigration case

    08/27/2014 7:11:02 PM PDT · 16 of 17
    Elderberry to FR_addict

    From Orly’s site Today:

    Press release: Judge Hanen schedules injunction hearing for Oct 27, right before the election, tells Enforcement and Removal INS agent: you don’t do either enforcement or removal

    Posted on | August 27, 2014 | No Comments

    Press release: Judge Hanen schedules injunction hearing for Oct 27, right before the election, tells Enforcement and Removal INS agent: you don’t do either enforcement or removal .

    Today was a grueling four and a half hour hearing . Now there are 3 attorneys representing the government and they brought to the hearing representatives of border patrol, DHS and HHS. Associated press sent their representative and AP report and interview should come out shortly. The transcript will be provided to the public when it is available. At the hearing the border patrol agent testifies that they do not have doctors checking the illegal aliens. The border patrol agents check them. The border patrol agent in charge did not even know what is an incubation period, he was clueless about the fact that it might take 3 weeks for Ebola to show or 2 months for Scabies to show.

    A representative from HHS knew very little about what is happening in the camps which are run by the Baptist charities. She stated that there is a doctor in DC who oversees these facilities. She was asked by Taitz, don’t you think that it is insufficient for one doctor to oversee hundreds of children with TB, H1N1, scabies and other diseases. She said it is not hundreds. She was asked by Taitz, how many illegal alien children camps/ facilities are under her supervision, she said that there are 90. When asked how many children are there in every facility, she said: between 35 and 200, average being about 50. So, Taitz told her that by simple math, 90 camps with 50 children each, it would be some 5,000 or so children who are being seen by one doctor in DC, that is a ration of 5,000 to one doctor. She said: we have 2 doctors.

    Further, she was asked about the transportation of illegals. Both HHS and INS officials are admitted that they are spending taxpayer funds to pay for airplane tickets for both illegal alien children and HHS/ INS employees supervising them.

    The judge was really unhappy about what he was hearing. He said that what is going on is not the law, it is a policy by the government and it is not right. He said that instead of deporting illegal aliens, the government is spending tax payer money to transport these illegal alien children to their illegal alien parents.

    The judge said: how can you even imagine that these people will ever show up for deportation hearings: illegal aliens are signing forms saying that they will make sure that their illegal alien children or other relatives will show at the hearings. The judge said that it is a common sense matter, it is clear that they will not show up. Further, the judge got extremely upset when he heard that HHS allows these illegal alien children to be released into custody of people who are not only illegal aliens themselves, but also people with a criminal record.

    The judge also said that they should not be called children, these are mostly teenagers 14-17, who are being labeled as children, but these are not little children.

    The judge also, asked the US attorney: do you want to tell me that the government might release from custody a person with Ebola or some other disease, this person will infect people around him, they will infect doctors, who come into contact with this person, doctors like doctor Taitz, and you tell me that people, who are affected, do not have any standing to sue the government?

    INS rep admitted that he knew of people from Muslim countries, known for supporting terrorism, are crossing the border. Border patrol agent and INS agent admitted that TSA does not call them to verify whether the people, who board the planes without IDs, are indeed, who they say they are. INS agent admitted that when they don’t have enough beds, they just release illegal aliens on their own recognizance, they just let them go. In other instances they send them to Catholic charities, who buy buss ticket for them and drop them at the bus station. The audience at the hearing was gasping, it was crystal clear to everyone that the whole system is a complete sham. We do not have a National security and pretty soon we will not have a nation, this regime is simply destroying the national security, building the North American union and the New World order.

    The judge asked HHS and DHS representatives: so, let’s say you fly these people to Idaho and they are supposed to appear for a deportation hearing there and they move to Montana, what happens then? The HHS rep said: then, I guess, they are in Montana. She was just shrugging her shoulders as the judge was shaking his head. She looked very uncomfortable. All he people, who were testifying, knew that what they are doing is very wrong, they knew that Obama administration opened the borders widely and there is zero border protection. At some point the judge told the INS enforcement and removal agent: you are not doing either enforcement or removal. All the witnesses were pretty much saying: don’t blame us, we are just following the orders.

    U.S. District Court

    SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

  • 5% continues to support 100% of FR

    08/27/2014 7:03:07 PM PDT · 32 of 533
    Elderberry to ButThreeLeftsDo

    I have been a monthly donor for years. When I received a layoff notice late last year, I reluctantly stopped my monthly donations. I then realized that I still had a roof over my head. I still had food on the table. But I felt so guilty not supporting FreeRepublic. It was not long at all before I resumed my monthly donations.

    Please, support FreeRepublic!

    Don’t be a FreepLoader!

  • Federal judge orders hearing in illegal immigration case

    08/21/2014 5:50:48 AM PDT · 1 of 17
    Elderberry
    Not that I think there will be anything positive coming out of this, but I can hope.
  • Federal judge in Texas sets hearing on August 27, 2014, for immigration case

    08/20/2014 4:02:15 PM PDT · 11 of 12
    Elderberry to Elderberry

    Fixed Links:

    Here is the list of 27 documents submitted with the e-mail by the US attorney representing the defendants. The public is asked to review these documents and comment, whether the information in these documents and testimony matches the information they have in regards to trafficking of illegal aliens by the government:
    Written Testimony of Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson (June 24, 2014):
    http://www.dhs.gov/news/2014/06/24/written-testimony-dhs-secretary-jeh-johnson-house-committee-homeland-security
    Written Testimony of FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, CBP Commissioner R. Gil
    Kerlikowske & ICE Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas S. Winkowski (July 9,
    2014):
    http://www.dhs.gov/news/2014/07/09/written-testimony-fema-cbp-and-ice-senate-committee-homeland-security-and
    Written Testimony of CBP Border Patrol Deputy Chief Ronald D. Vitiello & ICE Enforcement and
    Removal Operations Executive Associate Director Thomas Homan (June 25, 2014):
    http://www.dhs.gov/news/2014/06/25/written-testimony-cbp-and-ice-house-committee-judiciary-hearing-titled-%E2%80%9C

    Written Testimony of CBP Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Kevin Oaks:
    http://www.dhs.gov/news/2014/07/03/written-testimony-cbp-house-committee-homeland-security-hearing-titled-%E2%80%9Ccrisis-texas-
    Fact Sheet: Artesia Temporary Facility for Adults With Children in Expedited Removal:
    http://www.dhs.gov/news/2014/06/20/fact-sheet-artesia-temporary-facility-adults-children-expedited-removal-
    DHS OIG Report: ICE’s Release of Immigration Detainees, OIG-14-116 (Revised) (August 2014):
    http://www.oig.dhs.gov/assets/Mgmt/2014/OIG_14-116_Aug14.pdf
    FY 2013 ICE Immigration Removals (2013 Removal Statistics):
    http://www.ice.gov/removal-statistics/index.htm
    2011 Operations Manual ICE Performance-Based National Detention Standards
    (PBNDS): https://www.ice.gov/detention-standards/2011/
    United States Border Patrol, Southwest Border Sectors, Family Unit and Unaccompanied Alien Children
    (0-17) apprehensions, FY 14 through July, compared to the same period for FY 13:
    http://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/SWB%20Family%20and%20UAC%20Apps%20through%20July.pdf
    Memorandum from Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Exercising Prosecutorial
    Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children (June 15, 2012):
    http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/s1-exercising-prosecutorial-discretion-individuals-who-came-to-us-as-children.pdf-
    Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA):
    http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca-
    Renew Your DACA:
    http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-process/renew-your-daca-

    Frequently Asked Questions (DACA):
    http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-process/frequently-asked-questions-

    I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals:
    http://www.uscis.gov/i-821d
    Filing Tips for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals:
    http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-process/filing-tips-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-

    General information: How do I request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals?:
    http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Resources/daca.pdf
    Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Graphic/Flowchart):
    http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Humanitarian/Deferred%20Action%20for%20Childhood%20Arrivals/daca-consider.pdf
    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Toolkit: Resources for Community Partners:
    http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Humanitarian/Deferred%20Action%20for%20Childhood%20Arrivals/DACA-toolkit.pdf
    Data Set: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals:
    http://www.uscis.gov/tools/reports-studies/immigration-forms-data/data-set-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-

    Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for
    Childhood Arrivals: http://www.uscis.gov/i-821d-addresses
    Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Fee Exemption Guidance:
    http://www.uscis.gov/forms/forms-and-fees/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-fee-exemption-guidance-
    Credible Fear Screenings:
    http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/refugees-asylum/asylum/questions-answers-credible-fear-screening
    Reasonable Fear Screenings:
    http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/refugees-asylum/asylum/reasonable-fear-screenings-
    Questions & Answers: Reasonable Fear Screenings:
    http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/refugees-asylum/asylum/questions-answers-reasonable-fear-screenings-

  • Federal judge in Texas sets hearing on August 27, 2014, for immigration case

    08/20/2014 3:17:03 PM PDT · 10 of 12
    Elderberry to FR_addict; LucyT; null and void

    Press release: response from the defendants received, representatives from ICE, DHS and HHS will be testifying at the hearing. Documents were provided and are posted herein for the members of the public

    Posted on | August 20, 2014 | No Comments

    Press release: response from the defendants received, representatives from ICE, DHS and HHS will be testifying at the hearing. Documents were provided and are posted herein for the members of the public

    Dear Dr. Taitz:

    Attached please find Defendant’s Response to [your] Discovery Demand.

    We intend to have witnesses present at the hearing. A witness list will be filed shortly. Representatives from Border Patrol (Chief Oaks), ICE (Deputy FOD Fierro) and HHS ACF (Ms. Brooks) will be present.

    Daniel Hu

    AUSA

    Here is the list of 27 documents submitted with the e-mail by the US attorney representing the defendants. The public is asked to review these documents and comment, whether the information in these documents and testimony matches the information they have in regards to trafficking of illegal aliens by the government:

    Written Testimony of Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson (June 24, 2014):

    http://www.dhs.gov/news/2014/06/24/written-testimony-dhs-secretary-jeh-johnson-

    house-committee-homeland-security

    Written Testimony of FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, CBP Commissioner R. Gil
    Kerlikowske & ICE Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas S. Winkowski (July 9,
    2014): http://www.dhs.gov/news/2014/07/09/written-testimony-fema-cbp-and-ice-
    senate-committee-homeland-security-and

    Written Testimony of CBP Border Patrol Deputy Chief Ronald D. Vitiello & ICE Enforcement and
    Removal Operations Executive Associate Director Thomas Homan (June 25, 2014):

    http://www.dhs.gov/news/2014/06/25/written-testimony-cbp-and-ice-

    house-committee-judiciary-hearing-titled-%E2%80%9C

    Written Testimony of CBP Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Kevin Oaks:

    http://www.dhs.gov/news/2014/07/03/written-testimony-cbp-house-committee-

    homeland-security-hearing-titled-%E2%80%9Ccrisis-texas

    Fact Sheet: Artesia Temporary Facility for Adults With Children in Expedited Removal:

    http://www.dhs.gov/news/2014/06/20/fact-sheet-artesia-temporary-facility-adults-

    children-expedited-removal

    DHS OIG Report: ICE’s Release of Immigration Detainees, OIG-14-116 (Revised) (August 2014):

    http://www.oig.dhs.gov/assets/Mgmt/2014/OIG_14-116_Aug14.pdf

    FY 2013 ICE Immigration Removals (2013 Removal Statistics):

    http://www.ice.gov/removal-statistics/index.htm

    2011 Operations Manual ICE Performance-Based National Detention Standards
    (PBNDS): https://www.ice.gov/detention-standards/2011/
    United States Border Patrol, Southwest Border Sectors, Family Unit and Unaccompanied Alien Children
    (0-17) apprehensions, FY 14 through July, compared to the same period for FY 13:

    http://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/SWB%20Family%20and%20UAC%20

    Apps%20through%20July.pdf

    Memorandum from Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Exercising Prosecutorial
    Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children (June 15, 2012):

    http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/s1-exercising-

    prosecutorial-discretion-individuals-who-came-to-us-as-children.pdf

    Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA):
    http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals- daca

    Renew Your DACA: http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/consideration-deferred-action-
    childhood-arrivals-process/renew-your-daca
    Frequently Asked Questions (DACA):

    http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-

    process/frequently-asked-questions
    I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals:

    http://www.uscis.gov/i-821d

    Filing Tips for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals:

    http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-

    process/filing-tips-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals
    General information: How do I request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals?:

    http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Resources/daca.pdf

    Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Graphic/Flowchart):

    http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Humanitarian/Deferred%20Action%20for

    %20Childhood%20Arrivals/daca-consider.pdf

    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Toolkit: Resources for Community Partners:

    http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Humanitarian/Deferred%20Action%20for

    %20Childhood%20Arrivals/DACA-toolkit.pdf

    Data Set: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: http://www.uscis.gov/tools/reports-
    studies/immigration-forms-data/data-set-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals

    Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for

    Childhood Arrivals: http://www.uscis.gov/i-821d-addresses

    Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Fee Exemption Guidance:

    http://www.uscis.gov/forms/forms-and-fees/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-

    arrivals-fee-exemption-guidance

    Credible Fear Screenings: http://www.uscis.gov/uscis-tags/unassigned/credible-fear- screeningsQuestions & Answers: Credible Fear Screening:

    http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/refugees-asylum/asylum/questions-answers-credible- fear-screening

    Reasonable Fear Screenings: http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/refugees-

    asylum/asylum/reasonable-fear-screenings

    Questions & Answers: Reasonable Fear Screenings:

    http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/refugees-asylum/asylum/questions-answers-

    reasonable-fear-screenings

    Respectfully submitted,
    /S/ Colin A. Kisor COLIN A. KISOR Deputy Director District Court Section
    Office of Immigration Litigation
    Civil Division
    U.S. Department of Justice
    450 Fifth Street NW Washington DC 20001
    Telephone: (202) 532-4331
    Fax: (202) 305-7000
    E-mail: colin.kisor@usdoj.gov

    /s/ Daniel D. Hu DANIEL D HU

    Assistant United States Attorney
    State Bar No. 10131415
    S.D. I.D. 7959

    Southern District of Texas

    1000 Louisiana, Suite 2300
    Houston TX 77002
    (713) 567-9000 (PHONE); (713) 718-3300 (FAX)
    Email: Daniel.Hu@usdoj.gov

    Counsel for Defendants

  • Federal judge in Texas sets hearing on August 27, 2014, for immigration case

    08/16/2014 5:12:34 AM PDT · 1 of 12
    Elderberry
    Dr. Orly Taitz, Attorney, is seeking, among other requests, a two-month quarantine for the treatment and prevention of disease and for the spreading of infectious diseases in the general population -- particularly in public schools.

    Taitz specifies in her complaint that she is requesting an order from the court "to either turn around and deport illegal aliens caught by the border patrol" or "a written medical release, criminal record form the countries of origin, and an order by the immigration/deportation judge finding legal basis for U.S. residency, prior to release of such illegal aliens into the general population." She emphasizes the threat of 'ebola' - a potentially deadly disease which requires quarantine, drug resistant tuberculosis, scabies, measles, bacterial meningitis and other infectious diseases.

    Diseases which are listed in Dr. Taitz' original complaint of July 14, 2014 -- Tuberculosis, Measles, Scabies, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Lice, Swine Flu, Bacterial Pneumonia -- had been confirmed during the recent flow of illegal immigrants into the U.S.

    Dr. Taitz is asking the court "to grant a stay of all trafficking of illegal aliens" and "stay implementation of DACA (Deferred Action on Child Arrivals)," which she describes as a magnet and an incentive for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens to cross the U.S. border and violate U.S. immigration laws and U.S. sovereignty.

    Announcing the upcoming hearing, Press release: Taitz v Johnson hearing scheduled for August 27. Obama, Sec of DHS and Sec of HHS to show cause, why shouldn’t the court stop their trafficking of illegal aliens all over the nation, Dr. Taitz explains her reason for the complaint which was filed in United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Brownsville, Texas.

    Defendants in Taitz v. Johnson et al are Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Department of Homeland Security; Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services; Barack Obama, U.S. President; U.S. Border Patrol, Rio Grande Valley Section, Brownsville Station.

    The August 13, 2014, order by Judge Hanen lists recipients of notification for the August 27, 2014, hearing as: Colin Kisor, U.S. Department of Justice; Daniel David Hu, U.S. Department of Justice; and Orly Taitz.

    Judge Hanen's order advises counsel that both counsel and/or witnesses should be prepared to address the following topics:

    (1) The standing of the Plaintiff (either individually or as a class representative)

    (2) The ability of an individual citizen, even with standing, to question executive authority over immigration matters

    (3) The Defendants’ past and current efforts to secure the southern border of the United States (including the efforts to stop the influx illegal aliens, minors and adults in 2014)

    (4) All aspects of the apprehension, processing and subsequent placement of the illegal minors in 2014 included specifically the recent influx from Mexico and Central America

    (5) The Defendants’ efforts to comply with the Flores settlement inconjunction with the recent influx of minors

    (6) The application, if any, of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals to this case

    (7) The examination, diagnosis and treatment of any illegal alien minors with any medical conditions in 2014

    (8) The detention and/or all other means to house illegal alien minors who have entered the country in 2014

    The daily news continues to report crimes throughout the U.S. which involve illegal immigrants, some of whom had been deported but returned to the U.S.

    A new report from the inspector general at the Department of Homeland Security describes mismanagement. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released 2,226 illegals under the Obama administration -- and 617 of those released had criminal records.

    The release of the illegals by the Obama administration during the week before the sequestration led some people to think that the move was politically motivated. "President Obama claimed that the automatic budget cuts would hurt the economy, health care and emergency responders, and that federal prosecutors would have to ‘let criminals go'," is the explanation of Sharyl Attkisson in Obama Administration Released Over 600 Illegal Immigrants With Criminal Convictions.

    Due to potential danger from violent drug and weapons traffickers and gang members, along with lack of assistance from the Obama Administration to stop the current border invasion, many states are beginning to take charge of the crisis.

    Dressed in camouflage, National Guard troops which were deployed by Gov. Rick Perry have been seen this week near the Texas border, manning observation towers along the road leading to the Hidalgo International Bridge.

    State officials in Texas have estimated that the deployment of the National Guard mission to protect Texas citizens will cost $12 million per month.

    Many schools throughout America have expressed concern about the extra cost of educating increasing numbers of illegal immigrant children who have invaded the U.S. border.

    Mario Trujillo describes information which was sent to schools this week by the Obama administration in Obama prepares schools for migrant children. Trujillo says that the Obama administration is preparing the nation’s schools "to accept thousands of new students who illegally crossed the southwest border and are now awaiting trials on their possible deportations." He describes a 'fact sheet' highlighting the children’s right to attend public school. The Department of Education sent the fact sheet to states and schools this week to warn of the children’s right to attend public school.

    The cost of educating illegal immigrants is currently $10,900 per student for each school year, plus an additional $1,083 for English Second Language classes, according to a report described by Merrill Hope in Dallas ISD May Give Glimpse Into Migrant Education Costs.

    The average time for an immigration proceeding in the 'entire U.S.' during 2014 is well over 500 days.

    Mario Trujillo summarized the current border crisis by warning, "The prospect of tens of thousands of children mostly from Central American countries attending school as they wait for their immigration status to be decided has the potential to be explosive after this summer’s emotional public debate about the border."

    So . . . illegal immigrants are protected by the U.S. government with a 'fact sheet' which warns American citizens of aliens' rights.

    Why doesn't the Obama Administration issue a 'fact sheet' acknowledging that U.S. taxpayers -- U.S. citizens -- have spoken on the subject of illegal immigration? . . . . . . The majority of citizens want the U.S. border closed, and they do not want the burden of supporting illegal immigrants --- or the risk of infectious, potentially deadly, diseases which have recently been carried into the country through the U.S.-Mexican border.

    It will be a hot day in Brownsville, Don't you think?

  • what's your favorite tool in your toolbox?

    08/08/2014 8:06:25 AM PDT · 117 of 166
    Elderberry to TurboZamboni

    Victor Jr torch.
    Jet 1/4” die grinder

  • Charts and maps of America’s Amazing Shale Oil Revolution;

    07/19/2014 3:39:00 PM PDT · 7 of 26
    Elderberry to Elderberry

    Bakken

  • Charts and maps of America’s Amazing Shale Oil Revolution;

    07/19/2014 3:37:15 PM PDT · 5 of 26
    Elderberry to ckilmer

    My oldest Son took a long time deciding what he wanted to do once he got out of the Navy. From Vegas police to Federal Mar shall. By the time he got out Dec2012 he had decided he wanted to be a directional drilling operator. He said it might take him ten years or more. He got picked up at Weatherford as a tech tearing down oil tools. This Apr he made field engineer. He is now on a rig in Eagle Ford. He supported one in Balken. The rest have been in Tx.

  • Home made ice cream! Who has the best recipes?

    07/12/2014 3:26:31 PM PDT · 33 of 39
    Elderberry to Wingy
    Used to go to the peach cannery in Wayside, Ga. and buy bushels of culls for $1.00 a bushel. So fresh peach ice cream is still my favorite.
  • Are inverter generators worth the higher price?

    07/03/2014 5:50:04 AM PDT · 7 of 65
    Elderberry to TurboZamboni

    If your home has natural gas, then convert your generator to NG. Also buy an 1800 rpm generator if possible. They last longer when used continuously and are quieter.

  • Registering a Domain Name...Best Companies? (Vanity)

    07/03/2014 5:18:43 AM PDT · 12 of 17
    Elderberry to who knows what evil?

    Dotearth.com

  • Sheriff Arpaio: “Close” to Finding Obama Birth Certificate Forger

    06/29/2014 7:28:44 PM PDT · 68 of 77
    Elderberry to Elderberry

    Blogger admits Hawaii birth certificate forgery, subverting Obama claims
    Israeli Insider ^ | July 3, 2008

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2040924/posts

  • (vanity) What are FReepers' favorite iPhone/iPod apps

    06/22/2014 8:53:55 AM PDT · 34 of 76
    Elderberry to martin_fierro

    Android Apps -Graffiti Pro, BubbleUPnp

  • Readers' Picks: Best Travel Songs of All Time

    06/20/2014 5:56:28 PM PDT · 26 of 111
    Elderberry to nickcarraway

    Canned Heat

  • Smith & Wesson M&P Shield now Available Without Thumb Safety

    06/19/2014 7:54:43 PM PDT · 26 of 41
    Elderberry to ButThreeLeftsDo

    Civilization has taken over. I went to one of the sandpit lakes where I used to shoot and there were townhouses all the way around the lake. Not the same having to go to a shooting range.

  • Smith & Wesson M&P Shield now Available Without Thumb Safety

    06/19/2014 7:44:55 PM PDT · 24 of 41
    Elderberry to ButThreeLeftsDo

    Shooting at sandpits, the rain brings all the lead to the surface. After shooting, I would collect lead for the next casting session. So lead was free, cases last forever(just about), bullseye powder goes a long way. My main expense was primers. I was loading 38s for cheaper than 22s. And that was back in the 70s.

  • Smith & Wesson M&P Shield now Available Without Thumb Safety

    06/19/2014 7:27:40 PM PDT · 20 of 41
    Elderberry to ButThreeLeftsDo

    I picked up my 36 new for about $134 back in 75 when I was stationed in Pensacola. We tried to shoot every week at one of the many sandpits. I`m sure I ran 5 to 10K rounds thru it. It amazed me how accurate it was with its fixed sights.

  • Smith & Wesson M&P Shield now Available Without Thumb Safety

    06/19/2014 6:56:59 PM PDT · 11 of 41
    Elderberry to ButThreeLeftsDo

    My favorite is the Model 36 with the 3 inch bbl.

  • Marine jailed in Mexico receives order to report to USMC superiors

    05/21/2014 4:22:54 PM PDT · 26 of 41
    Elderberry to forgotten man

    Seems to me that once he discovered that there was no turn around he could take, he could have turned off his vehicle and refused to go forward.

  • The Truth About Launching a Career in the Oil, Gas Industry

    05/14/2014 3:00:20 PM PDT · 10 of 14
    Elderberry to Cold Heart

    These youngsters who never used a slide rule seem to have never grasped the concept of significant digits.

  • If I only had 1 survival rifle, what would it be

    05/10/2014 4:51:26 PM PDT · 94 of 181
    Elderberry to Smokin' Joe

    I believe the Rem700 recalls had to do with the trigger. The trigger on my Son`s 700ADL he bought last year was a lot worse than mine. Well I bought mine in 68 or so. So I put a shilen trigger on his.

  • If I only had 1 survival rifle, what would it be

    05/10/2014 3:28:38 PM PDT · 47 of 181
    Elderberry to JoeProBono

    After growing up with my Rem512, when I bought an AR7 it was not near as accurate as what I expected a 22 to be, so I sold it.

    For only 1 rifle, I would choose a bolt action, such as the Rem700 and with reloading I could use it for small and large game

  • Favorite Hill and Mountains Songs.Tell us your Favorite.Freeper Canteen 4~4~14

    04/03/2014 6:29:59 PM PDT · 123 of 322
    Elderberry to fatima

    “Take me to the mountains” by Shivas Headband

  • 11 Features You No Longer See in Cars

    02/14/2014 12:35:36 PM PST · 127 of 259
    Elderberry to Verbosus

    Rain gutters were perfect bottle rocket launchers.
    Light fuse.Hold in rain gutter with your fingertip as you drove along. Release and it shot out straight in front of your car.

  • 11 Features You No Longer See in Cars

    02/14/2014 11:20:31 AM PST · 18 of 259
    Elderberry to EveningStar

    Bumper jack.
    Floor mounted starter button.
    Steering wheel speed knobs.

  • Supreme Court to Decide If One Person Can Buy Gun For Another

    01/22/2014 5:06:03 PM PST · 19 of 184
    Elderberry to bigbob

    In Texas, It’s legal for a parent to purchase alcohol for their minor child in a restaurant, for example.

  • Question for Radio/Television Engineers

    12/31/2013 12:43:35 PM PST · 2 of 33
    Elderberry to publius321

    I would think that fiber to the house would be a better option.

    I can’t see the local TV stations getting into the internet provider business.

  • Classic American Muscle Cars-Part 2: 1955-57 Chevy (59 Pics)

    12/21/2013 6:23:49 PM PST · 49 of 51
    Elderberry to ETL

    Post 2 looks like my 56 3/4 ton, but the grill is a little different.

  • Classic American Muscle Cars-Part 2: 1955-57 Chevy (59 Pics)

    12/20/2013 7:01:28 AM PST · 9 of 51
    Elderberry to ETL

    It has the lines of my 56 Model 3600, but a whole, whole, whole lot prettier than my Rust Bucket

  • Trapped in an Underwater Air Bubble for Three Days (June '13)

    12/04/2013 5:36:22 AM PST · 11 of 35
    Elderberry to Hoodat

    My close friend, JB, told me a story years ago, when he was a commercial diver on the Gulf Coast. There was a Jack Up drilling rig being moved when a storm came up and sunk the rig. After the storm, He was tasked to search for the bodies of the unaccounted for crewmen. He said it was zero visability and he was searching by feel. He about came out of his skin, when a survivor grabbed his leg. He was able to rescue several crewmen, who were surviving in an air pocket.

  • Top 10 Must-Have Guns

    11/08/2013 6:28:20 AM PST · 13 of 85
    Elderberry to Oberon

    My Remington Sportmaster 512 .22 was my first gun.

    And still my favorite.

  • Top 10 Must-Have Guns

    11/08/2013 6:22:03 AM PST · 8 of 85
    Elderberry to skeeter

    1. M1 Garand
    2. Ruger Blackhawk
    3. M1 Carbine
    4. Colt Model 1911
    5. Browning semi-auto 22
    6. Remington 870
    7. Remington 700
    8. Scar 17
    9. Browning M1918
    10.Benelli M4

    Have 8 of 10.

  • Vanity: Looking for a good all purpose hunting rifle for Christmas

    11/06/2013 1:47:29 PM PST · 79 of 191
    Elderberry to scripter

    Barrett M82

  • Vanity: Looking for a good all purpose hunting rifle for Christmas

    11/06/2013 12:50:29 PM PST · 17 of 191
    Elderberry to scripter

    Put a set of peep sights on that 30-30 and use it.

  • Parents sue California deputy who shot boy carrying toy assault rifle

    11/05/2013 7:34:26 AM PST · 4 of 82
    Elderberry to Uncle Chip

    Law enforcement should be required to comply with the same Rules of Engagement that are imposed on our Military.

    You cannot fire unless you are fired upon.

  • Mocha is lost..Chihuahua Doggie

    10/24/2013 10:18:44 AM PDT · 10 of 14
    Elderberry to cabana

    Flood the whole neighborhood with your fliers.
    You can never post too many.

    And knock on doors, asking as many people you can.

    Good luck! And may your search be successful!

  • USS Forrestal, the Navy's first supercarrier, sold for 1 cent

    10/23/2013 1:37:33 PM PDT · 23 of 85
    Elderberry to RipSawyer

    I was a radar ET on the Lex. I once had to work on a radar antenna during flight ops. It sure was interesting watching the planes from my perch.

  • USS Forrestal, the Navy's first supercarrier, sold for 1 cent

    10/23/2013 1:24:25 PM PDT · 18 of 85
    Elderberry to Blood of Tyrants

    When I was on the Lexington(74-78), I can’t tell you how many times we had to watch the safety film showing the Forrestal fire.

  • Adobe allows access to your PC Camera and Microphone.

    09/18/2013 6:26:05 AM PDT · 6 of 17
    Elderberry to MrB

    78s or 45s?

  • Why are Texas gun carry laws so bad?

    09/14/2013 8:23:28 AM PDT · 45 of 77
    Elderberry to RKBA Democrat

    I looked at the cost for the Texas CHL and got Florida’s instead. No training rqmt for Vets.

  • Some Pittsburghers cited for parking in driveways

    09/12/2013 10:28:08 AM PDT · 20 of 78
    Elderberry to NEMDF
    I have 6 driven cars in my household. 5 driven daily and 1 spare. I was parking 4 in my driveway until after some 15 years, I began getting tickets for blocking the sidewalk(new law), even though there was plenty of concrete behind the cars to stay off the grass and out of the street.

    So 2 more to park on the street. Well, a Neighborhood Watch lady took offense to my 56 Chevy being parked on “Her Street” and began calling the police, stating it hadn't been moved in 24 hours(the law).

    It was getting so ridiculous that I was having to photograph my truck everytime I moved it for evidence.
    The police were knocking on the door every day!
    I had just instructed the family to start recording evidence of each police visit to see if we could go after a Harrasment offence, when the police came out three times in one day.

    That was it! I put the word out to tell that so&so to cut it out!

    No more problems, except sometimes we still get the occasional ticket for blocking the sidewalk.

    Ain't civilization grand?

  • Had enough Syria? How About Helping Me Smoke My First Beef Brisket?

    09/07/2013 6:35:03 PM PDT · 32 of 51
    Elderberry to beebuster2000

    If 250 is your lower limit, I would smoke it for no more than 4 hours. At that point, I would tightly wrap it in foil and put it back on the pit. Cook it until it’s internal temp gets to 180.

  • FACT SHEET: New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence

    08/29/2013 12:41:12 PM PDT · 23 of 26
    Elderberry to 1066AD

    I had heard that too, but I’ve not seen any ads for the Korean import Garands being for sale anywhere.

  • FACT SHEET: New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence

    08/29/2013 9:46:20 AM PDT · 10 of 26
    Elderberry to ltc8k6

    I don’t believe the M1-Carbines and Garands from Korea were ever approved this last time around.

    Does this executive order also restrict handguns?

  • Windows NT: Remember Microsoft's almost perfect 20-year-old?

    08/20/2013 11:09:28 AM PDT · 11 of 25
    Elderberry to Ernest_at_the_Beach

    It was only a couple years ago that we stopped using Windows 2000 on a few holdout machines. It still said NT on bootup.