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  • Blinded by laser-armed cops – scared yet? (Demilitarizing? Not so fast! Police on buying binge...)

    04/17/2015 9:44:39 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 28 replies
    WND ^ | April 17, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    The Z-Ro Retinal Obfuscation weapon mounted to a handgun. Last summer’s riots in Ferguson, Missouri, prompted much talk by President Obama and certain members of Congress about the need to demilitarize local police forces. Nearly a year later, the opposite is happening. New and more powerful weapons are flowing into local police departments daily, and still others are new to the marketplace. One weapon about to make its debut is the “Z-Ro Retinal Obfuscation” gun. When fired, the gun allows an officer to temporarily blind his targeted subject for up to 15 minutes. The new “compliance weapon” made a...
  • DHS Ranked ‘Worst Place To Work’ In Federal Government

    04/16/2015 5:55:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 16, 2015 - 3:57 PM | Brittany M. Hughes
    According to a 2014 survey by the Office of Personnel Management, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was ranked by its employees as the worst place to work among the government’s 37 large departments or agencies, Congress was told Thursday. The department, which includes agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), received an index score of 48 on global satisfaction in 2014, compared to a score of 62 in 2010. Last year’s score marks the lowest ranking of any government department that year. …
  • Shocking!! Ice Director Tells Congress Obama Trumps the Law

    04/16/2015 4:36:05 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 66 replies
    Red Statements ^ | -- | Steven Ahle
    ICE Director Sarah Saldana told a subcommittee of the House Budget Committee that a directive from Barack Obama trumps congressionally passed laws. As a law enforcement officer, she has a duty to uphold US immigration law as well as the constitution, which says in no uncertain terms that congress has the sole responsibility to pass laws. Rep Don Young (R) Iowa took exception to her statement and sought to establish that she was actually saying that Obama and not the law decides what he job is
  • FBI Holds “Special” Meeting in Juárez to Address ISIS, DHS Not Invited

    04/16/2015 9:54:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 16, 2015
    Responding to Judicial Watch’s report earlier this week of ISIS activity along the Mexican border, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) supervisors called a “special” meeting at the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juárez. A high-level intelligence source, who must remain anonymous for safety reasons, confirmed that the meeting was convened specifically to address a press strategy to deny Judicial Watch’s accurate reporting and identify who is providing information to JW. FBI supervisory personnel met with Mexican Army officers and Mexican Federal Police officials, according to JW’s intelligence source. The FBI liaison officers regularly assigned to Mexico were not present at the...
  • Judicial Watch Amicus Brief Challenges Obama’s Executive Action on Student Visas

    04/16/2015 9:14:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 15, 2015
    “DHS’ broad, unauthorized regulatory-rewrite of Immigration and Naturalization Act statute in question is especially harmful because it oversteps the agency’s authority and usurps the powers reserved to Congress.” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on April 6, 2015, it filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in support of the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers’ (WashTech) motion for summary judgment in its lawsuit challenging the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) rewrite of the Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA). DHS is illegally allowing foreign students to work in the U.S....
  • "What's a gyrocopter?" (DHS chief)

    04/16/2015 7:28:29 AM PDT · by fishtank · 39 replies
    I'll link to ABC News. ^ | 4-16-2015 | Fishtank
    "What's a gyrocopter?" quote of the day.
  • Right-wing extremists blamed for posting top law officials' info (False Flag?)

    04/15/2015 8:42:48 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 15, 2015 | Unattributed
    Federal law enforcement officials are investigating the online publication of home addresses of senior officials and former officials of the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies, CBS News has learned. Investigators became aware of the incident Tuesday, reports CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues. Last month, the names and personal information of 100 U.S. military personnel were leaked online by a group claiming allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). In this case, however, sources tell CBS News that investigators believe an apparent right-wing extremist group is behind the posting of the...
  • ICE Director: Officers Must Carry Cards to Help Them Keep Their Immigration Priorities Straight

    04/14/2015 10:30:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 14, 2015 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - There was a bit of show and tell Tuesday on Capitol Hill, when Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldana told the House Judiciary Committee about her department’s efforts to enforce immigration law while also following the more lenient policies outlined by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson last November. "We have actually put out real substantial training on this, sir," Saldana told Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.). "And every officer uses one of these cards, which clearly outlines those priorities." Saldana held up one of the cards. "And quite frankly, I carry it myself -- and try to make...
  • Texas Federal Judge Accuses DOJ and DHS of Deceiving Court: Orders Full Disclosure of Documents

    04/08/2015 11:49:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Apr 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    Judge Andrew Hanen has issued a scathing written rebuke directed at government lawyers and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for their misrepresentations made in the case filed against President Obama’s executive amnesty plan. He has ordered the Government to produce related documents by April 21st. He also warned the government against destroying any of this evidence. Hanen is the federal district judge in Brownsville, Texas, who denied the U.S. Government’s request to remove the block of Obama’s amnesty plan on Tuesday. Texas and 25 other states (Plaintiff “States”) filed a motion asking for early discovery asserting that federal lawyers...
  • Court looks into Obama administration's plan to cut mobile communication when needed

    04/08/2015 8:07:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Pravda ^ | 08.04.2015
    The US Department of Homeland Security introduced a special plan - known as Standing Operating Procedure 303 - to block signals of cellular operators after cellular phones were used to detonate explosive devices during the bombings of the London subway system, Pravda.Ru reports. A federal appeals court wants to know why the government should be allowed to keep secret its plan to block cellular communication for the time of "critical emergencies." Standing Operating Procedure 303 is a powerful tool in the digital age ... The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in February sided (PDF) with...
  • Judicial Watch Sues DHS Office of Inspector General for Records Regarding Terrorist “Hands Off” List

    04/08/2015 8:22:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | MARCH 31, 2015
    “Hands off” list allowed individuals with potential terrorist ties to enter the United States. Judicial Watch announced today that on February 13, 2015, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to obtain a copy of an Office of Inspector General (OIG) report about an alleged “hands off list” used by the Obama administration to allow individuals to enter the U.S. who had previously been barred because of suspected terrorist ties. ... On May 6, 2014, Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) released internal DHS emails revealing an alleged terrorist “hands off” list allowing...
  • States Flouting Post-9/11 ID Law, Giving Cards To Illegal Immigrants That Mirror Licenses

    04/07/2015 5:57:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies
    LATimes ^ | April 07, 2015 | illiam La Jeunesse, Jessica Miller
    States Flouting Post-9/11 ID Law, Giving Cards To Illegal Immigrants That Mirror Licenses By William La Jeunesse, Jessica Miller Driver's licenses providing backdoor for illegal immigrants? Never autoplay videos After the 9/11 attacks, Congress passed the REAL ID Act to prevent foreign nationals from fraudulently obtaining a U.S. driver's license -- by requiring that any ID issued based on unverifiable foreign documents look different in "design or color" from an official driver's license. That way, TSA and other law enforcement would know the ID holder might not be who they say they are. But more than a decade later, several...
  • Police step up license plate readers to collect taxes now

    04/05/2015 2:38:06 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 56 replies
    kommando.com ^ | 3-31-15 | Kim Kommando
    If you live in Virginia and owe back property taxes, you should probably leave your car parked in the garage. That's because a few local police departments and towns are now using license plate readers provided by the Department of Homeland Security to spot people who owe back taxes and then impound their vehicles. Multiple agencies across the state were able to purchase automatic license plate readers thanks to grant money they received from Homeland Security's terrorism prevention program. But, rather than use them for security purposes, some seem to be using them to fill local coffers by collecting taxes.
  • Department of Homeland Security Stockpiling “Less Lethal Specialty Munitions”

    04/04/2015 10:01:26 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 36 replies
    Activist Post ^ | April 4, 2015 | Mac Slavo
    Are They Arming for Riots Across America? Homeland Stockpiling “Less Lethal Specialty Munitions” One of the biggest stories for years in the alternative media was the mysterious and foreboding purchase by Homeland Security of more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. Thanks to coverage on prominent sites like DrudgeReport, the story reached into mainstream media, prompting official spin and downplaying of the purchase. Now, a new Homeland Security purchase order listed on FedBizOpps also raises an eyebrow or two, given the heated and divided political and social climate at hand. Just look at what happened in Ferguson… A request for...
  • Gov’t program would fly in Central American children to join parents in US (Great Video)

    04/04/2015 11:17:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 4, 2015 | Peter Doocy
    Great 2 minute Video: WH trying to bring more Central American immigrants to US? Images of unaccompanied children flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border defined the immigration crisis last summer. Now, the federal government is intervening so these children won’t have to make that trek -– they’ll get to fly into the U.S. instead. For free. A new State Department and Department of Homeland Security program seeks to stop the surge of immigrant children from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador at the southern border by giving their U.S.-based parents the option to apply to have their kids picked up and put...
  • State Dept. program will fly in Central American immigrant children to U.S.

    04/04/2015 9:57:10 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 04/04/2015 | Kellan Howell
    A new State Department and Department of Homeland Security Program will fly immigrant children from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador to their parents in the U.S. for free. Parents can apply to have their children picked up and flown over the border to them on the taxpayer’s dime, as long as they have some kind of legal immigration status, The Daily Caller reported Wednesday. The program was created in response to a surge of unaccompanied Central American children making the perilous trek to illegally cross the U.S. border that began last summer.
  • Illegal Immigrant with Drug-Resistant TB to Be Released into US, say Congressional Leaders

    04/04/2015 4:44:13 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Apr 2015 | by Brandon Darby
    On Friday, Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, along with Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) and Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ), sent a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson and ICE Deputy Assistant Secretary Saldańa warning them not to release an illegal immigrant with drug-resistant tuberculosis into the general public. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/04/03/exclusive-illegal-immigrant-with-drug-resistant-tb-to-be-released-into-us-say-congressional-leaders/
  • Big Brother Is Watching You: Homeland Security Turns On the American People

    04/03/2015 8:06:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 4/3/2015 | Michael Walsh
    You knew this was coming. Created in the panic after Sept. 11, and even as Muslim “immigrants” flood into the United States, the Dept. of Homeland Security has nothing better to do than to watch the rest of us: The Department of Homeland Security is seeking bids from companies able to provide law enforcement officials with access to a national license-plate tracking system — a year after canceling a similar solicitation over privacy issues. The reversal comes after officials said they had determined they could address concerns raised by civil liberties advocates and lawmakers about the prospect of the department’s...
  • A year after firestorm, DHS wants access to license-plate tracking system

    04/02/2015 9:26:22 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 2, 2015 | Ellen Nakashima
    The Department of Homeland Security is seeking bids from companies able to provide law enforcement officials with access to a national license-plate tracking system — a year after canceling a similar solicitation over privacy issues. DHS says that it is not seeking to build a national database or contribute data to an existing system. Instead, it is seeking bids from companies that already gather the data to say how much they would charge to grant access to law enforcement officers at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a DHS agency. Commercial license-plate tracking systems already are used by the FBI and the...
  • Email: Gov. McAuliffe rebuffed interviews by federal agents [Virginia]

    04/02/2015 12:12:56 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    WDBJ7.com ^ | April 2, 2015 | AP
    An email obtained by The Associated Press shows that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office rebuffed interview requests with a federal agent investigating the U.S. government's investor-visa program. The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General twice asked McAuliffe for an interview in the summer of 2014 but said in a recent report that the efforts were "unsuccessful." McAuliffe spokesman Brian Coy told The AP the governor was too busy "running the commonwealth" to sit down with investigators but offered to provide any specific information agents needed.
  • Obama's Taking It to the Streets. The Coming Explosion in Murder and Other Violent Crime.

    04/01/2015 6:32:14 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 47 replies
    OSACStats | April 1, 2015 | Not John Milton
    Obama has declared a ceaseless war on the citizens of the United States. Obama is facilitating, cheerleading, and dispersing tides of illegals--from the most violent, crime-ridden countries in the world--into American towns and cities from sea to sea. These are excerpts from official reports of the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) of the U.S. Department of State: El Salvador 2013 Crime and Safety Report El Salvador (population 6.3 million) is rated “Critical” for crime by the U.S. Department of State. \ El Salvador is considered one of the most violent countries in the world.The criminal threat in El Salvador...
  • DHS Launches “Family Reunification,” Refugee Program for Central Americans (Outrageous)

    04/01/2015 11:28:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 1, 2015
    To facilitate the often treacherous process of entering the United States illegally through the southern border, the Obama administration is offering free transportation from three Central American countries and a special refugee/parole program with “resettlement assistance” and permanent residency. Under the new initiative the administration has rebranded the official name it originally assigned to the droves of illegal immigrant minors who continue sneaking into the U.S. They’re no longer known as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC), a term that evidently was offensive and not politically correct enough for the powerful open borders movement. The new arrivals will be officially known as...
  • Do Universities Avoid Secure Communities?

    03/30/2015 7:45:38 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 26, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    As we have noted, universities take a different view of unchecked immigration than the general populace does. Moreover, when law schools teach courses on immigration statutes, there’s one they might be missing. For example, at the City University of New York, “The Advanced Certificate in Immigration Law offers a unique opportunity for those working with immigrants, employers, and families to: • “Understand law and regulations governing immigration and citizenship; • “Learn how to comply with rapidly evolving immigration policies; • “Learn how to file petitions and applications; • “Witness immigration court proceedings first hand; • “Work with top CUNY faculty...
  • Hillary Clinton's Culture Of Corruption May Doom Candidacy

    03/27/2015 10:15:07 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | March 27, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    candal: Hillary's emails may be only the tip of an iceberg that could include Clinton Foundation donations to shield Boko Haram from being designated a terrorist group and her brother's involvement in a Haitian gold mine. We doubt Team Hillary was thrilled or her critics surprised Tuesday when the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security named Mrs. Clinton's brother, Tony Rodham, in a report about a firm that allegedly received preferential treatment from the Obama administration. The firm, Gulf Coast Funds Management, with Tony Rodham listed as its chief executive, allegedly benefited from what the report says was...
  • Illegal Alien Police Officers? [Coming Soon to a City Near You]

    03/27/2015 7:51:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/27/2015 | Michael Cutler
    As I read the USA Today March 21, 2015 news report, “Police departments hiring immigrants as officers” I realized that my late father was, once again, correct. He used to say, “Nothing is so good it could not be better or so bad it could not get worse.” Hard as it is to imagine, things have gotten worse — much, much worse. Here is an excerpt from the USA Today article: At a time when 25,000 non-U.S. citizens are serving in the U.S. military, some feel it’s time for more police and sheriff departments to do the same. That’s why...
  • Top Obama Official: Reading Koran Reminds Me of “Quintessentially American Values”

    03/26/2015 4:20:30 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | march 24, 2015 | jim hoft
    Obama Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson told the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) that reading the Koran reminds him of “quintessentially American values.”
  • Jeh Johnson’s malfeasance

    03/26/2015 10:15:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-26-15 | Frank Gaffney, Jr.
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declared Monday that “reading the Quran” reminds him of “quintessential American values.” The Muslim Brotherhood-aligned influence operation he addressed was pleased. The rest of us should be alarmed. There are, of course, passages of the Koran that are peaceable and encourage tolerance. Presumably, those are the ones to which Mr. Johnson was referring. Unfortunately, according to the authorities of Islam and their supremacist doctrine of shariah, such passages have been explicitly replaced by others that are virulently hateful and intolerant. They demand adherents engage in holy war, not practice true American values. Mr. Johnson is...
  • REID PRESSURED DHS TO EXPEDITE $115 MILLION FOREIGN INVESTORS EB-5 VISA DEAL CRITICAL TO SON’S

    03/26/2015 8:54:20 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 26, 2015 | by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    HARRY REID PRESSURED DHS TO EXPEDITE $115 MILLION FOREIGN INVESTORS EB-5 VISA DEAL CRITICAL TO SON’S CASINO CLIENT Details in this week’s Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General’s report reveal only part of the story behind Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) abuse of his political office in 2012 and 2013. Through a brazen intervention, Reid ultimately forced the Department of Homeland Security to bend to his will in a way that benefited his political allies and family. The report concluded that Reid pressured a compliant DHS official to override normal departmental procedures and rush through 230 EB-5 foreign visa...
  • Business dealings of Hillary Clinton's brother raise new questions

    03/26/2015 7:36:23 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/25/2015
    The latest baggage threatening to dog Hillary Clinton’s expected bid for the White House comes in the form of her brother, who allegedly got help from the Department of Homeland Security in smoothing a business deal. The department’s inspector general found that Tony Rodham was given special treatment by DHS’ No. 2 in securing visas for foreigners connected to a deal. Rodham was CEO of an electric car company owned by another longtime Clinton pal, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, when he got help from DHS official Alejandro Mayorkas securing the visas for investors in the firm. It is not clear...
  • Top Homeland Official Alejandro Mayorkas Accused of Political Favoritism [Hillary's Brother]

    03/24/2015 10:41:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 1 replies
    ABCNews ^ | March 24, 2015 | MATTHEW MOSK and BRIAN ROSS
    Top Homeland Official Alejandro Mayorkas Accused of Political Favoritism Mar 24, 2015 By MATTHEW MOSK and BRIAN ROSS Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tainted the image and integrity of the immigration program he oversaw by fostering “an appearance of favoritism and special access” in how the agency treated projects that would bring visas and Green Cards to wealthy foreign investors, a new report from the agency’s Inspector General says. “The juxtaposition of Mr. Mayorkas’ communication with external stakeholders on specific matters outside the normal procedures, coupled with favorable action that deviated from the regulatory scheme designed to ensure fairness...
  • Top DHS official shows ‘favoritism’ to wealthy, Dem-connected immigrants: report

    03/24/2015 11:58:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 24, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department meddled in three high-profile immigration cases, giving special treatment to applications from wealthy and well-connected immigrants after calls from major Democrats despite the objections of career employees, the department’s inspector general concluded in a report Tuesday. Alejandro Mayorkas, who was elevated from head of the department’s legal immigration agency to be deputy secretary while the investigation was ongoing, also angered many of his colleagues by getting involved in the cases, and “created an appearance of favoritism and special access” for the wealthy immigrants, the inspector general concluded. Inspector General John Roth...
  • Report: Homeland Security Official Used Improper Influence

    03/24/2015 11:21:00 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/24/2015 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department improperly intervened on behalf of foreign investors in three cases involving the U.S. government soliciting investments in exchange for American visas, the agency's inspector general said Tuesday. Investigators said he helped secure the visas, and created the appearance of favoritism and special access. The investigation could not suggest a motive for the official's involvement.
  • Murderer of Four in North Carolina Was a Drug User, Gang Member and an Obama “Dreamer”

    03/23/2015 8:51:34 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 7 replies
    Red Statements ^ | March 21, 2015 | Steven Ahle
    The man who murdered four people in North Carolina, including a former contestant on “America’s Next Top Model”. Senators Thom Tillis and Chuck Grassley, confirmed that accused murderer, Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez, was a known gang member and had been arrested on a marijuana possession charge. They also confirmed that in 2012 when Obama enacted his DACA program, the immigration service halted his deportation. Obama and the democrats believe the life of one illegal alien is worth much more than the lives of four American citizens. Grassley and Tillis wrote to Jeh Johnson:
  • A bureaucracy at bay: Homeland Security looks for reasons why it’s a sad place to work

    03/23/2015 9:30:59 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/22/2015 | Editorials
    No department of the government has a mission more important than the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), created after Sept. 11, 2001 to defend and protect the towns and cities, the farms and factories of the American homeland. It ought to be one of the most attractive places in Washington to work, inspired by pride and sacrifice to deliver a job well done. But it isn’t. It’s one of the worst.
  • DHS IG: TSA GRANTED EXPEDITED SCREENING TO FORMER MEMBER OF ‘DOMESTIC’ TERROR GROUP

    03/21/2015 1:40:58 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 21, 2015 | By Edwin Mora
    The Transportation Security Agency (TSA) granted expedited screening privileges to a former member of a “domestic” terror group convicted of explosives-related crimes, “creating a significant aviation security breach,” reports a government watchdog. TSA agents were aware that the traveler had been improperly cleared to use expedited airport security lanes. Nevertheless, the individual was allowed through to his flight on June 29, 2014, reveals the inspector general (IG) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in a partially redacted report. TSA is a component of DHS. “Mitigating and reducing passenger screening vulnerabilities is important to our nation’s aviation security,” said DHS...
  • Obama’s Private Army: Militarizing the Federal Agencies

    03/20/2015 9:04:20 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 28 replies
    Freedom Works ^ | March 20, 2015 | Michael Greibrok
    Currently there are 73 federal agencies that have full-time armed officers with arresting authority. According to a 2008 report by the Department of Justice, there were 120,000 full-time law enforcement officers working for federal agencies and 24 different federal agencies employed at least 250 full-time officers. Federal agencies with at least 250 full-time officers included the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Mint, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Veterans Health Administration. While speaking before the Constitutional Convention in 1787, James Madison said, “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.” Despite this...
  • By The Way, ICE Just Released 30,558 More Violent Criminal Illegal Aliens Onto American Streets

    03/20/2015 5:59:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Back in 2013, Immigration and Customs Enforcement got ripped by Congress for releasing 36,000 violent criminal illegal aliens onto American streets. Those criminals had convictions of homicide, rape, child molestation drunk driving and more. In 2013, ICE freed 36,007 convicted criminal aliens from detention who were awaiting the outcome of deportation proceedings, according to a document obtained by the Center for Immigration Studies. This group included aliens convicted of hundreds of violent and serious crimes, including homicide, sexual assault, kidnapping, and aggravated assault. The list of crimes also includes more than 16,000 drunk or drugged driving convictions. The vast majority of...
  • DHS released another 30,000 criminal aliens onto streets

    03/18/2015 1:07:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Federal immigration officers released another 30,000 immigrants with criminal records last year, following the 36,000 it released in 2013, the government announced Wednesday — though it promised to take steps to cut down on the problem. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that handles detention and removal of illegal immigrants, said it will no longer allow overcrowding to be the main reason a dangerous illegal immigrant is released, and will require a top supervisor to approve the cases of any serious criminals that officers want to release. Overall, ICE released 30,558 criminal aliens in fiscal 2014, which is down...
  • DHS: Obama Amnesty Could Need 3,100 New Bureaucrats, $484 Million a Year

    03/16/2015 8:41:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 16, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    If President Barack Obama’s immigration plan gets past a federal court injunction and 60 percent of illegals apply for deferred action protection under the plan, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency projects that it may have to hire an additional 3,100 employees, with a total program cost of up to $484 million a year. In a detailed response to questions from Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee about the cost of processing the illegals at a newly rented facility in Arlington, Va., the USCIS said “planning was based on the assumption that 60 percent of all individuals who...
  • Republican Leadership Wants Barack Obama to Run Congress

    03/09/2015 5:59:44 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 3/9/15 | Leon H. Wolf
    This is truly unbelievable. The Main Street Advocacy group, which is a group that was formed by Republican leadership and funded by Republican leadership and their allies, and run by leadership lapdog Steve LaTourette has issued a truly unbelievable ad. The ad backs all the worst people in Congress like Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC)51% and it attacks people who objected to the idea that Barack Obama could legally contravene Federal Law via Executive Order: Here is one thing the ad gets right, the DHS funding fight was not a wider referendum on immigration. It was a fight about whether Congress...
  • Texas Federal Ct Orders U.S. to explain possible violation of immigration injunction

    03/09/2015 4:25:39 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 32 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | March 9, 2015 | William A. Jacobson
    The Texas federal court that issued a temporary injunction halting Obama’s immigration executive action has just ordered the U.S. government to respond to allegations by the plaintiff States that the U.S. misrepresented to the Court the status of granting deportation waivers, and may thereby be in violation of the court’s temporary injunction.
  • GOP ads praise Republicans who voted for DHS deal

    03/06/2015 7:28:17 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 28 replies
    thehill.com ^ | March 06, 2015 | Cameron Joseph
    The GOP establishment-tied American Action Network is up with more than $500,000 worth of advertising thanking Republicans who voted to fund the Department of Homeland Security, an early move to ward off potential primary challengers. The ads defend the minority of House Republicans who sided with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and voted to fund the DHS through September without including riders targeting President Obama's executive actions on immigration. The organization, which has ties to House Republican leadership, is running $350,000 in TV ads for Reps. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.), Susan Brooks (R-Ind.), Dan Benishek (R-Mich.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.). Ellmers has...
  • Pelosi shows Democrats how to wield power despite House GOP majority

    03/06/2015 12:03:03 PM PST · by Mariner · 29 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 6th, 2015 | By Sean Sullivan
    Nancy Pelosi had a plan. Democrats were outnumbered, obviously, and she no longer had the power to impose her will the way she did when she was speaker of the House. But neither did the current speaker, John A. Boehner (R-Ohio). With a partial Department of Homeland Security shutdown looming, Pelosi saw a way to torpedo Boehner, and get exactly what she and other Democrats wanted for President Obama. The plan was simple: when Boehner needed her the most, she would not be there for him. She explained her plan to Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) in a...
  • Boehner escapes jam on DHS vote, but more GOP battles loom

    03/04/2015 5:13:02 PM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    ap ^ | Mar 4, 2015 | CHARLES BABINGTON
    GOP Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma .. said he doesn't think relying heavily on Democratic votes is a "new normal." But he conceded the Republican-led Congress faces even tougher choices ahead, including another debt limit showdown this year, in which scores of conservatives are unlikely to help. ... Tuesday's vote was perhaps the final coffin nail in the "Hastert Rule," promulgated by former House Speaker Dennis Hastert. He said a speaker should not allow votes on major bills opposed by most of his caucus. More than two-thirds of House Republicans voted against the DHS bill Boehner offered Tuesday.
  • DHS approved 100,000 expanded amnesty applications before judge halted program

    03/04/2015 12:49:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 03/04/2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The administration processed about 100,000 applications for amnesty for so-called Dreamers under some of the expanded rules President Obama announced last year, lawyers told a Texas judge late Tuesday, in a move that could complicate their claim that they have halted all action under the amnesty. Mr. Obama’s Nov. 20 announcement offered a number of different benefits to illegal immigrants, including expanding eligibility for his 2012 amnesty for Dreamers and boosting the amount of time he was granting an amnesty form deportation and permits for legal work from two years to three years. While the administration hadn’t begun collecting applications...
  • The Betrayal Papers (Part III): Obama and Muslim Brotherhood Conspire to Destroy America from Within

    03/04/2015 8:43:36 AM PST · by Randall_S · 2 replies
    Joe Miller ^ | March 4, 2015 | Coalition of Concerned Citizens
    The Betrayal Papers Part I – Under Obama: U.S. Captured by the Muslim Brotherhood, presented a picture of a conspiracy that is manipulating the American government. Part II – In Plain Sight: A National Security “Smoking Gun” named several people in the Obama administration who have documented associations to Muslim Brotherhood front groups and the State of Qatar. This article will explore the deliberate strategy of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Obama administration to cripple the middle class and to steer the American economy, as well as identify, to the extent possible, their role in many Obama scandals. Introduction What...
  • Do We Even Need the DHS?

    03/04/2015 6:31:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/04/2015 | Michael Tanner
    So House Republicans have accepted the inevitable and passed a clean bill funding the Department of Homeland Security. We always knew how this would play out. The media, congressional Democrats, and President Obama deluged us with tales of impending disaster, as if ISIS were about to wade ashore in Miami, despite the fact that, according DHS’s contingency plan, 86 percent of the department’s workers would be exempt from any furlough, including virtually all employees at key security agencies like customs and border protection, the Coast Guard, and the Secret Service. On the other hand, the Republicans really had no end-game....
  • It's over - they backed down [email from nobama]

    03/03/2015 5:48:07 PM PST · by upchuck · 13 replies
    email | March 3, 2015 | Jack Shaprio
    It's over. After bringing us within hours of a shutdown on Friday, congressional leaders backed down and voted to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the rest of the year today. That didn't happen because they suddenly came to their senses and decided to stop playing political games. It happened because they knew they couldn't get away with it any longer. They heard the voices of hundreds of thousands of Americans who stood up to let them know we were ready to hold them accountable. They saw reasonable members of Congress standing united, and refusing to budge. And you...
  • I’m Mad As Hell, And I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore!!

    03/03/2015 3:29:20 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/03/15 | Leigh Bravo
    No more Department of Education, no more Department of Human Resources, no more IRS, no more Federal Reserve Bank, no more Energy Department, no more stealing, cheating, fraud, and NO MORE LIES!!! “The president has far exceeded his constitutional authority. … We all want to do things to stop the president from his illicit activity.” - House Speaker John Boehner “It is time to allow this Homeland Security funding measure to come to the floor. This is our colleagues’ chance to do exactly what they led their constituents to believe they’d do: defend the rule of law, without more excuses.”...
  • Breaking: House passes DHS funding 257-167

    03/03/2015 12:18:00 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 203 replies
    twitter ^ | 03/03/2015 | Luke Russert
    GOP is 75 yea and 167 nay Cave complete.