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  • Kelly: Border wall construction by end of summer

    04/21/2017 8:55:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | April 21, 2017 | Eugene Scott
    Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says the Trump administration hopes to follow through on President Donald Trump's promise to build a wall along the border between the United States and Mexico before the fall. "We hope to begin construction by the end of the summer," he told CNN's Kate Bolduan Friday on "At This Hour." "Clearly, we're not going to build a wall in an afternoon." Kelly and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are touring the border and met Thursday with law enforcement personnel from several federal agencies at a federal building in El Paso, Texas, which includes immigration courts and...
  • DHS: Border Wall Construction Will ‘Move Forward’

    04/21/2017 9:43:36 AM PDT · by davikkm · 3 replies
    breitbart ^ | y JOHN BINDER
    The construction of a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico Border is pushing ahead, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly said. In an interview with Fox News’ Martha MacCallum, Kelly, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, reassured Americans that border wall construction will soon be underway. “I think something in the neighborhood of 100 companies from across the nation have shown interest and are starting to put together their prototypes,” Kelly said. “Of course, contracting is a pretty complicated business in the federal government, unfortunately. Too complicated. But I think by late spring, early summer we’ll have some prototypes.”
  • Deportation overload: Probe says DHS can’t keep up, leaves risky illegals out on the streets

    04/20/2017 4:14:52 PM PDT · by davikkm · 14 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration left the government’s deportation force in disarray, according to a new report Thursday from the Homeland Security inspector general, which found deportation officers are so overloaded that they lose track of important cases, leaving illegal immigrants roaming communities when they could have been kicked out. The problem is so bad that officers may even be losing track of critical national security cases, the inspector general said. The surge of illegal immigrants under President Obama made the situation worse, adding hundreds of thousands of cases to the docket, even though officers weren’t given any new tools to help...
  • FBI Investigating Radical Terrorists in All 50 States as Threats Hit Peak

    04/19/2017 12:15:27 PM PDT · by · 17 replies | April 18, 2017 | Adam Kredo
    Federal authorities have open investigations into radical Islamic terrorists in all 50 states, according to the Department of Homeland Security, which is warning that the threat of terrorism in the United States has reached an all time high with radicalized individuals in the country plotting to strike "each and every single day." The FBI has "open terrorist investigations in all 50 states," according to DHS Secretary John Kelly, who disclosed on Tuesday that there have been at least 37 "ISIS-linked plots to attack our country" since 2013, a number that shows no signs of diminishing. Kelly, in his first wide-ranging...
  • DHS: USA Today Got Its Big Scoop On Deported ‘DREAMer’ Totally Wrong

    04/19/2017 6:51:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/19/2017 | Alex Pfeiffer
    USA Today reported Tuesday that an illegal immigrant protected by Barack Obama’s amnesty was deported in February after spending an evening with his girlfriend. However, a Department of Homeland Security spokesman told The Daily Caller that this story is false because Juan Manuel Montes Bojorquez did not receive amnesty and was caught climbing over a border fence when he was detained. The USA Today story said that Bojorquez, 23, was apprehended by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents while he was waiting for a car ride to pick him up. According to the article, he told the officers he left...
  • Trump’s Arrest Record So Far: 21,000 Illegals

    04/18/2017 1:52:13 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 34 replies
    Geller Report ^ | April 18, 2017 | Geller Report Staff
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement under President Donald Trump has ratcheted arrests to the point that 21,000 illegals have been detained by authorities in the first few weeks of the new administration, President Donald Trump has cracked down on illegals in the United States, as he promised during his campaign. ICE provided the stats to the Washington Post showing how arrests of illegals rose 32.6 percent during the first few weeks of Trump’s take-over of the White House.
  • DHS chief: Terror risk as high as on 9/11

    04/18/2017 1:00:11 PM PDT · by Innovative · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 18, 2017 | Zachary Cohen
    Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly issued a stark warning Tuesday, calling the risk of a terror attack on the United States "as threatening today" as it was on 9/11. Specifically, Kelly outlined the danger posed by homegrown terrorists and foreign fighters from around the world who have traveled to Syria and Iraq with plans to return home. "The threat to our nation and our American way of life has not diminished," Kelly said during a speech at George Washington University. "In fact, the threat has metastasized and decentralized, and the risk is as threatening today as it was...
  • (Homeland Security Secretary) Kelly: Marijuana 'not a factor' in drug war

    04/16/2017 11:59:25 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | 16 April 2017 | Kevin Robillard
    Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday that marijuana is "not a factor" in the war on drugs and that solving the nation's drug problem does not involve "arresting a lot of users." Kelly, appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," was discussing his work to stop the flow of drugs into the United States from Central America and Mexico when host Chuck Todd asked whether legalizing marijuana would help or hurt his work. "Yeah, marijuana is not a factor in the drug war," Kelly responded, adding later: "It's three things. Methamphetamine. Almost all produced in Mexico. Heroin. Virtually...
  • Fast and Furious scandal: Suspected triggerman in border agent's murder arrested

    04/12/2017 5:10:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12, 2017 | William Lajeunesse, Laura Prabucki
    EXCLUSIVE – The cartel member suspected of shooting and killing Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in 2010 with a gun supplied by the U.S. government was arrested in Mexico Wednesday, senior law enforcement, Border Patrol, and congressional sources told Fox News. The suspect, Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, was apprehended by a joint U.S.-Mexico law enforcement task force that included the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals and the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC). A $250,000 reward had been sought for information leading to the arrest of Osorio-Arellanes, who was captured at a ranch on the border of the Mexican states of Sinaloa and...
  • Trump’s Justice Department to end ‘catch and release’ immigration policy

    04/11/2017 2:30:21 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 39 replies ^ | 4/11/17 | Andrea Noble
    In what Attorney General Jeff Sessions is heralding “a new era,” the Justice Department is prioritizing criminal prosecution of illegal immigrants and smugglers to support the Trump’ administration’s immigration enforcement plan — directing prosecutors to bring felony charges against those caught in the U.S. after a prior deportation. The new enforcement priorities will end the “catch and release practices” of the Obama administration and expand the department’s role in the Trump administration’s plan to crack down on illegal immigration, Mr. Sessions said Tuesday during a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona. The guidance issued by Mr. Sessions orders federal...
  • Dem Bill Strips ‘Police’ from ICE Agent Uniform

    04/11/2017 9:13:48 AM PDT · by davikkm · 20 replies
    breitbart ^ | BOB PRICE
    A New York Democrat in Congress has filed a bill that would forbid immigration officers from wearing clothing that says “POLICE.” Officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) urge that it “may be a matter of life-or-death” for them to do so. 2 ICE agents and officers may initially identify themselves as “police” in an encounter because it is the universally known term for law enforcement, they say.
  • DHS suspends sanctuary city list after just three weeks

    04/11/2017 8:14:17 AM PDT · by Signalman · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/11/2017 | Stephan Dinan
    Homeland Security has suspended its new weekly sanctuary city report, with officials saying they need to refine their methodology for figuring out who ends up on the name-and-shame list. The list was ordered by President Trump, who in one of his early executive orders said it would give communities a chance to see whether their local police and sheriff’s departments were cooperating with federal agents to remove dangerous illegal immigrants. But the three-week-old list, officially known as the “Declined Detainer Outcome Report” and maintained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), has become controversial as some communities strenuously object to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Obama Holdover Influencing Refugee Vetting from Senior DHS Position

    04/07/2017 11:15:03 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Apr 2017 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Jennifer Higgins, the recently named associate director of the Refugee, Asylum, and International Operations Directorate (RAIO) of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), is another Obama holdover at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) President Trump can remove. Higgins is a protege of Lori Scialabba, the former acting director of the USCIS. Prior to her sudden resignation in March, Breitbart News identified Scialabba as the number one Obama holdover at DHS President Trump could “fire or remove” because of her open defiance of his first travel ban order and her long record of intervening down the chain to personally assist refugees from Iraq,...
  • No 'sea to shining sea' border wall, says Trump homeland security chief Kelly

    04/05/2017 11:56:18 AM PDT · by Coronal · 16 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | April 5, 2017 | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told the Senate on Wednesday morning that he doesn't expect construction of a wall the full length of the U.S.-Mexico border — marking the abandonment of a central campaign promise by President Donald Trump. "It's unlikely that we will build wall or a physical barrier from sea to shining sea," Kelly testified to the Senate Homeland Security Committee. "We're not going to build a wall where it doesn't make sense. But we'll do something across the Southwest border." That's a direct contradiction of Trump's vow of a "big, beautiful wall" the full 2,200-mile...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Copies of 204 ICE Illegal Alien ‘Detainer Requests’ Denied by Travis Co...

    04/05/2017 11:14:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 5, 2017
    Full title: Judicial Watch Obtains Copies of 204 ICE Illegal Alien ‘Detainer Requests’ Denied by Travis County, Texas Sheriff Illegal Aliens Protected by Sheriff’s Department Included Inmates Convicted of 34 Acts of Violence, 14 Thefts/Burglaries (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that it obtained 204 illegal alien Detainer Requests denied to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by the Travis County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office. The illegal aliens protected by the Sheriff’s Office were charged or convicted of 31 acts of violence, 14 thefts or burglaries, and three acts or threats of terrorism. Forty-four of the denied requests were for...
  • DHS: Illegal immigration fewest number of monthly arrests at border in 17 years

    04/04/2017 4:56:54 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 30 replies
    John Kelly says in written testimony submitted to a Senate panel that fewer than 12,500 people were caught crossing the border last month. That compares with more than 43,000 who were detained in February. It’s the lowest monthly figure in at least 17 years. Kelly says the decrease is “no accident” and credits President Donald Trump’s approach to illegal immigration. The Trump administration has not yet changed how the border is patrolled, but the president’s tough talk on immigration and arrests of immigrants living in the country illegally have likely acted as deterrents. Illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border has...
  • DOJ, DHS blast California chief justice who accused immigration agents of ‘stalking’ illegals

    03/31/2017 10:34:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 31, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    California’s chief justice accused federal immigration agents of “stalking” illegal immigrants at the state’s courthouses, drawing a fierce rebuke this week from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, who said a top judge should know better than to throw around such a loaded term. The two Trump administration officials said it was “particularly troubling” for Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye to botch the law so badly in using the term “stalking” to imply illegal activity, when in fact the agents were carrying out their sworn duties. “As you are aware, stalking has a specific legal...
  • DHS Designates California and Connecticut as Sanctuary States

    03/31/2017 8:44:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 103 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 31, 2017 | Sam Dorman
    The Department of Homeland Security added the entire states of California and Connecticut to its list of U.S. jurisdictions that hinder cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in detaining illegal immigrants. Both states had enacted legislation called "Trust Acts," allowing local law enforcement to ignore ICE's requests to detain certain illegal immigrants in custody.

    03/29/2017 5:06:11 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 28,2017 | John Hinderaker
    The judges were wrong to base their decisions in part on the leaked document. President Trump had clear constitutional and statutory authority to issue the travel order, and whether the judges, or some anonymous person at DHS, agreed with his judgment is irrelevant. But Leahy skillfully unpacks what happened here. The draft report came from DHS’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis, which was headed by David Grannis, an Obama holdover bureaucrat. Grannis is a partisan Democrat who previously worked as a staffer for Democrats Dianne Feinstein and Jane Harman. A DHS spokesman “would neither confirm nor deny that Grannis was...
  • Weekly List Of Crimes Committed By Undocumented Immigrants In Sanctuary Cities Debuts

    03/21/2017 9:00:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | Adolfo Flores
    The Trump administration on Monday published the first weekly report of cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities and the alleged crimes committed by the undocumented immigrants they had been seeking. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Declined Detainer Outcome Report was created under one of President Trump’s executive orders in an attempt to single out sanctuary jurisdictions. The report, which covers Jan. 28 to Feb. 3, lists jurisdictions that didn’t honor ICE requests to hold undocumented immigrants or notify agents when they are released from custody. In total, the jurisdictions declined 206 detainer requests issued by ICE....