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  • Immigration advocates denounce DHS plan to implement Trump executive orders

    02/22/2017 6:35:52 AM PST · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 22 Feb 2017 | Caitlin Dickson
    Immigration policy experts lashed out Tuesday at the Department of Homeland Security’s plan to implement President Trump’s executive orders on immigration. “In my many years of practicing immigration law, I have not seen a mass deportation blueprint like this one,” Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that advocates for the rights of low-income immigrant families, said in a conference call with reporters. In two memos issued Tuesday, DHS Secretary John Kelly laid out sweeping new guidance for officers tasked with carrying out the president’s immigration policies. Those directives included a push to...
  • US to expand pool of people targeted for deportation

    02/21/2017 12:12:02 PM PST · by mdittmar · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/21/2017 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who are considered a priority for deportation, including people arrested for traffic violations, according to agency documents released Tuesday.The documents represent a sweeping rewrite of the nation's immigration enforcement priorities.
  • Trump team outlines new plan to crack down on illegal immigrants

    02/21/2017 11:58:38 AM PST · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 2/21/17 | Daniel Halper and Bob Fredericks
    The US can give the boot to virtually every illegal immigrant in the country, and those caught crossing the southern border will be busted or sent packing, according to memos issued Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security. The new rules reflect the Trump Administration’s get-tough stance on illegals and are an about-face from the Obama administration’s “catch and release” policy — which let non-criminal undocumented immigrants remain in the US even after being caught. The memos put into practice policies outlined in two executive orders President Trump signed last month. “The Department no longer will exempt classes or categories...
  • BIG LEAGUE: ICE Agents Officially Ordered To Begin Arresting and Deporting More Illegals

    02/21/2017 2:03:10 PM PST · by davikkm · 54 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Ryan Saavedra
    ICE agents have officially been given the green light to begin making more arrests and deportations of illegals according to a report released by The Washington Times on Tuesday. From The Washington Times: Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly officially ordered federal agents this week to begin arresting and deporting more illegal immigrants, releasing them from the handcuffs the Obama administration had imposed, and making headway on one of President Trump’s chief campaign promises… …Those caught at the border are to be swiftly shipped back, Mr. Kelly said, and he freed agents to target a broader universe of illegal immigrants...
  • Homeland InSecurity: Former DHS Secretary & 3 Homeland Officials Pulled a Hillary Clinton

    02/15/2017 7:42:36 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 6 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 02-14-2017 | Tim Brown
    Though former Homeland Security Secretary and "voice of the plight of Muslims" Jeh Johnson didn't set up an illegal private email server like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did, he did use private, unsecured email to conduct official business and discuss sensitive matters, according to watchdog Judicial Watch. According to 216 pages of documents, Johnson was not the only one who used unsecured emails to conduct official business and disclose sensitive material.  Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Chief of Staff Christian Marrone, and General Counsel Stevan Bunnell were the other three employees of DHS who did the same thing....
  • Despite ICE’s claims, raids are designed to sow fear and terror in immigrant communities

    02/12/2017 2:45:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Fusion ^ | February 11, 2017 | David Boddiger
    Following an intense week of sweeps across the country that nabbed hundreds of undocumented immigrants in at least seven states, authorities on Friday tried to downplay those actions as “routine.” Don’t believe them. Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman Gillian Christensen, who according to The Washington Post “dislikes the term ‘raids,’ and prefers to say authorities are conducting ‘targeted enforcement actions,’” said the sweeps were “routine” and targeted mostly hardened criminals. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official David Marin echoed that line, calling the raids “surge operations” that target “people in this country illegally who have criminal convictions,” according to NPR....
  • ICE Arrests 160 in Sweeping California Enforcement, Possibly More Across 6 States

    02/10/2017 8:35:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 116 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 2/10/17 | Michelle Moons
    Federal immigration authorities arrested at least 160 illegal aliens over multiple days and across multiple states in what the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is calling “routine” immigration enforcement actions.Department of Homeland Security spokesperson Gillian Christensen confirmed to the Washington Post that “routine” immigration enforcement actions were taken this week in Los Angeles, California; Atlanta, Georgia; and two other cities that were not identified. The enforcement actions took place at home and workplaces.The spokesperson noted it was an unprecedented step to issue statements on such raids while they were ongoing, but fast-spreading social media commentary triggered the agency to comment...
  • DHS: Border wall will cost over $21 billion to build

    02/10/2017 10:28:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 133 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/10/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Twelve billion here, fifteen billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money. Put them together, though, and it comes close to the actual projected cost of the border wall. Reuters reports that the Department of Homeland Security’s proposal runs far ahead of the funds that Republicans in Congress planned to allocate: President Donald Trump’s “wall” along the U.S.-Mexico border would be a series of fences and walls that would cost as much as $21.6 billion, and take more than three years to construct, based on a U.S. Department of Homeland Security internal report seen by Reuters on...
  • Big trouble!' Homeland Security suspends enforcement of travel ban.....

    02/04/2017 2:44:26 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 71 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 17:19 EST, 4 February 2017 | By Emily Crane and Cheyenne Roundtree For Dailymail.com and Reuters
    Full Title: Big trouble!' Homeland Security suspends enforcement of travel ban as furious Trump slam 'so-called' 'Big trouble!' Homeland Security suspends enforcement of travel ban as furious Trump slam 'so-called' judge's decision to halt immigration order, warning it could lead to 'death and destruction' Donald Trump slammed judge's decision Saturday to halt his immigration order Judge James Robart temporarily blocked Trump's immigration ban nationwide Several major airlines say citizens can board U.S. bound flights on Saturday Qatar, Air France, Etihand and Emirates among those allowing people to boardThe Washington state judge's ruling was made effective immediately on Friday Customs and Border Protection told major...
  • HE'S FIRED! Trump administration tells Border Patrol chief to pack his bags

    01/26/2017 2:07:24 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    The Daily mail ^ | 1/26/2017 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    The Department of Homeland Security has asked U.S. Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan, a former longtime Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, to step down from his post. News of his departure, expected within a month, comes as the Trump administration moves toward tougher enforcement of immigration laws. Two sources familiar with Morgan's departure told Reuters that he held a morning phone call with employees to say that he was not resigning – but had been asked to leave by the Trump administration. Morgan's ouster also comes the day after President Donald Trump announced a broad plan to crack down on...
  • Court Victory: Federal Judge Orders Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Other Top DHS...

    01/18/2017 2:04:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 18, 2017
    Full title: Court Victory: Federal Judge Orders Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Other Top DHS Officials, to Preserve Email Records Sought by Judicial Watch “Specifically, the Court will order the individuals to copy any emails from the relevant time period in any private email accounts that might contain responsive materials onto portable thumb drives, to be kept in the individuals’ personal possessions.” – U.S. District Court Judge Randolph Moss (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Randolph D. Moss has ordered Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Jeh Johnson and three other top DHS officials to...
  • Trump Tells DHS To Prepare For Border Wall Construction

    01/03/2017 11:56:04 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 109 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/03/17 | Tyler Durden
    A memo from the Department of Homeland Security, which was recently reviewed by Reuters, suggest that the Trump administration plans to hit the ground running on the construction of that U.S.-Mexico border wall when they move into the White House later this month. The memo apparently summarized a meeting held between DHS officials and Trump's transition team on December 5th in which requests were made for an assessment of "all assets available for border wall and barrier construction." In a wide-ranging request for documents and analysis, President-elect Donald Trump's transition team asked the Department of Homeland Security last month to...
  • Judicial Watch: Federal Court Orders Hearing on Preserving Key Homeland Security Official Emails

    01/03/2017 12:40:33 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 3, 2017
    ‘If the agency officials are permitted to leave their employment while retaining agency records in their personal email accounts, it risks creating a situation comparable to that of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.’ Hearing Thursday, January 5(Washington DC) – Judicial Watch today announced a federal court hearing will be held Thursday, January 5, 2017, regarding Judicial Watch’s request that the Department of Homeland Security preserve the emails of Secretary Jeh Johnson and other top officials who used personal email accounts for government business. Judicial Watch had filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking agency records in...
  • Trump nomates Gen. Kelly to lead DHS ("Americans voted to...put a stop to political correctness")

    12/12/2016 5:03:44 AM PST · by quesney · 73 replies
    Trump said in a statement. “He is the right person to spearhead the urgent mission of stopping illegal immigration and securing our borders, streamlining TSA and improving coordination between our intelligence and law enforcement agencies." Accepting the appointment, Kelly said that "the American people voted in this election to stop terrorism, take back sovereignty at our borders, and put a stop to political correctness that for too long has dictated our approach to national security.
  • Georgia Secretary of State: DHS Attacked Our Firewall

    12/09/2016 12:57:01 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 09 December 2016 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    On Thursday, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to ask “why [it] was attempting to breach” the firewall protecting his computer infrastructure. The letter also drew attention to the fact that “under 18 U.S.C. 1030, attempting to gain access or exceeding authorized access to protected computer systems is illegal."In the weeks and months leading up to the elections, DHS and other federal agencies expressed growing concerns over the threat of Russian hackers penetrating government computers. Many of those concerns were based in the oft-repeated claim that the hacking of the...
  • John Kelly, Trump’s Homeland Security pick, gave a remarkable speech 4 days after his son

    12/08/2016 7:53:34 PM PST · by Mariner · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Wed, Dec 7 1:25 PM PST | Dylan Stableford
    Full Title: John Kelly, Trump’s Homeland Security pick, gave a remarkable speech 4 days after his son died serving in Afghanistan On Veterans Day in 2010, inside an unremarkable hotel ballroom in St. Louis, Marine Gen. John F. Kelly, delivered what the Washington Post described as “a passionate and at times angry speech about the military’s sacrifices and its troops’ growing sense of isolation from society.” That he was able to speak at all was remarkable. Four days earlier, Kelly’s 29-year-old son, Marine 1st Lt. Robert Michael Kelly, stepped on a land mine while leading a patrol in southern Afghanistan....
  • Trump to pick retired Gen. Kelly for Homeland Security

    12/07/2016 8:35:33 AM PST · by ResistanceMedia · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 7, 2016
    President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate retired Marine General John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security, CBS News reported on Wednesday. Kelly, the former head of the U.S. Southern Command, has accepted the offer, CBS said, citing unidentified sources. Reuters has not independently confirmed the choice. Kelly, 66, would be the third general Trump has tapped for a high-level position in his administration.
  • Donald Trump picks Gen. John Kelly for Department of Homeland Security secretary

    12/07/2016 7:40:27 AM PST · by Enchante · 141 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 7 2016 | CBS Staff
    Donald Trump is tapping Gen. John Kelly to run the Department of Homeland Security, CBS News confirms. The final request and acceptance, sources told CBS’ Major Garrett, occurred while Kelly was traveling in Europe. His pick for DHS secretary will be announced by the transition staff in the coming days. Kelly is the third general tapped by the president-elect, joining Gen. James Mattis, Mr. Trump’s pick to become the next secretary of Defense, and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Mr. Trump’s incoming national security advisor. Like Mattis, Kelly is a Marine with a reputation for bluntness.
  • This painting was looted by the Nazis, then seized from my living room

    12/04/2016 10:13:48 AM PST · by EveningStar · 100 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 4, 2016 | Craig Gilmore
    Two agents from U.S. Homeland Security’s ICE unit arrived at my door in September looking for a Polish lady — not a person, but a painting: Melchior Geldorp’s “Portrait of a Lady.” She had, they informed me, been looted by the Nazis from the National Museum in Warsaw. Unsure if these gentlemen were indeed who they claimed to be, I didn’t invite them in. But I knew exactly what they were seeking: My partner, David, and I had purchased this very portrait — ostensibly the work of a different artist — a decade earlier from a major auction house in...
  • Trump's DHS director accidentally reveals plan to redefine arrested illegals as 'criminals' (Tr.)

    11/22/2016 4:25:48 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 165 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-22-2016 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    One of President-elect Donald Trump's potential cabinet picks showed photographers more than he intended over the weekend, revealing part of an aggressive plan to change the Department of Homeland Security's approach to combating illegal immigration. When the two posed for pictures beforehand, however, Kobach was clutching his proposal – and photographs captured the parts that his left hand didn't obscure. They included uncompromising approaches to deportations, providing for the 'rapid build' of the wall that Candidate Trump promised for America's southern border – 1,989 miles of it – and part of a plan that appears targeted at making sure illegal...
  • Photo Shows Potential Trump DHS Pick Kris Kobach Seems to Have Hardline Plan Ready

    11/21/2016 7:02:40 PM PST · by Innovative · 57 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov. 21, 2016 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has already laid out his plan for overhauling of the nation's immigration system, and it includes many of president-elect Donald Trump's most prominent — and controversial — campaign priorities, including reinstating an immigrant tracking system and questioning "high risk" immigrants about their views on Sharia law and jihad. The plan was laid out in a document Kobach, who's considered a potential pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security in Trump's administration, brought to his meeting with the president-elect this meeting — which was photographed by the Associated Press.
  • EXCLUSIVE–Steve King Would Consider Secretary of Homeland Security Position

    11/15/2016 4:42:30 PM PST · by pissant · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11.15.16 | Alex Swoyer
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA)tells Breitbart news that he would consider a position as Secretary of the Department Homeland Security. There is a petition circulating to draft him for the post. “It’s flattering and I appreciate it,” King tells Breitbart News. “The work that I’ve done here in this Congress for the last 14 years points to a task like that as something I believe I have the qualifications for and from looking across the list of people, I would say I would tip my hat to Jeff Sessions if he were interested because he is also excellent. But beyond that,...
  • Major Bust in Transnational IRS Phone Scam

    10/27/2016 7:13:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 78 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 10/27 | Kevin Nious and Stephen Stock
    The Department of Justice on Thursday charged 61 people for their role in a call center scam.Federal prosecutors charged 61 individuals and entities across the world Thursday in connection to a transnational call center operation that investigators say scammed United States residents out of millions. The arrests follow a three-year joint investigation between the Department of Justice, Homeland Security Investigation (HSI), and the US Treasury Inspector General of Tax Administration. NBC Bay Area first reported on these scams where a caller posing as a federal agent threatens the person on the other line with arrests, lawsuits or worse, if they...
  • Grassley: Rush to Confirm New Citizens Before Election Puts National Security at Risk

    09/23/2016 1:23:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday news broke Department of Homeland Security officials are encouraging employees to work expensive overtime hours to push through as many U.S. citizenship applications as possible before the November election. An internal Obama administration email shows immigration officials may be literally working overtime to swear in as many new “citizen voters” as possible before the Nov. 8 presidential election, a powerful lawmaker charged Thursday. The email, from a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services field office chief and part of a chain of correspondence within the agency, urges the unnamed recipient to swear in as many citizens as possible “due to the...
  • Islamic Colonization of Virginia

    09/08/2016 9:33:02 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 13 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | September 8, 2016 | Jeff Bayard
    The Virginia Free Citizen Status: On-going In Dan Wolf’s recent article, Resettling Immigrants in Virginia, we presented several maps to illustrate the correlation between the resettlement of Muslim refugees and the growth of Muslim institutions throughout the Commonwealth.  Now you’re most likely asking yourselves what all this means.  And you would be right to do so. It’s expected and perfectly natural for a newcomer to gravitate towards and seek out people who speak his language or are from the same region.  This provides an added degree of comfort and support to someone who understandable feels alone and surrounded by the...
  • Obama cabinet member speaks at Islamist conference

    09/05/2016 10:11:24 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 14 replies
    Israel National News ^ | Sept. 8, 2016 | Hillel Fendel
    U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson spoke over this past weekend at the annual Islamic Society of America (ISNA) event, greeting the participants warmly and telling them, "Your story is the quintessential American story."
  • WSJ Reporter: Homeland Security Tried to Take My Phones at the Border

    07/21/2016 12:36:59 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 38 replies
    MotherBoard ^ | July 21, 2016 | by JOSEPH COX
    On Thursday, a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reporter claimed that the Department of Homeland Security demanded access to her mobile phones when she was crossing the border at the Los Angeles airport.The case highlights the powers that border agents purport to have, and how vulnerable sensitive information can be when taken through airports in particular.“I wanted to share a troubling experience I had with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in the hopes it may help you protect your private information,” Maria Abi-Habib, a WSJ journalist focused on ISIS and Al Qaeda wrote in a post on Facebook. (Abi-Habib...
  • Homeland Security Prepares For Violence At Republican Convention

    07/14/2016 6:33:37 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7-14-16 | Tyleer Durden
    Following yesterday's stark warning by the militant "black power" organization, the New Black Panther Party, which warned it would arrive in Cleveland packing firearms for self-defense ahead of the republican convention, we were curious how long it would take the various US authorities to admit that the upcoming Republican and Democratic conventions will be ground zero for the next round in escalating US violence. The answer, it turned out, was just about 24 hours. Earlier today, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers, that they are preparing their agencies for the "possibility of violence, both...
  • Once Again, Al-Qaeda Brands Itself as Social Justice Warriors

    07/13/2016 3:49:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 13, 2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    After the Orlando massacre, when an armed Muslim murdered 49 people in a gay nightclub, al-Qaeda published a guide urging more such “lone wolf” attacks – with the added caveat that jihadists should exclusively target mainstream white Americans.According to the jihadi group’s online publication “Inspire guide: Orlando operation,” killing homosexuals is “the most binding duty.” However, would-be jihadis are advised to “avoid targeting places and crowds where minorities are generally found in America,” and instead to target “areas where the Anglo-Saxon community is generally concentrated.”In response, several pundits warned that al-Qaeda is shifting gears, somehow trying to portray itself as...
  • House GOP to Promote Muslim Brotherhood, Gun Control Agenda this Week

    07/05/2016 8:20:17 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | July 05, 2016
    House GOP to Promote Muslim Brotherhood, Gun Control Agenda this Week Daniel Horowitz | July 05, 2016 In case you thought congressional Republicans would be infused with a fresh sense of constitutionalism, patriotism, and moral clarity on the heels of this Independence Day weekend, think again. House Republicans will continue their dyslexic response to Orlando by validating the Left’s entire premise regarding homeland security and guns. Last week, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas (A, 97%) conducted a hearing which revealed that the Department of Homeland Security, at the behest of Muslim Brotherhood organizations, is deleting critical counter-terrorism research that would have...
  • ISIS Claims Bangladesh Cafe Attack, Hostage Siege

    07/01/2016 4:40:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 1, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    ISIS claimed responsibility for a Bangladesh cafe attack today while hostages were still inside with gunmen."Islamic State commandos attack a restaurant frequented by foreigners in the city of Dhaka in Bangladesh," reported the ISIS-affiliated Amaq news agency, which issued the first claim for the Orlando nightclub shooting.They likely wanted to get a claim out quickly because they're competing with another terror group in Bangladesh: al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent.AQIS had not made any mention of the attack on their Twitter account or WordPress blog. They did reissue their hit-list guidelines on Wednesday, hinting at an upcoming attack.Both AQIS and ISIS...
  • Homeland Security Adviser Demands National Gun Registry

    06/21/2016 12:21:51 PM PDT · by PROCON · 111 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | JUne 20, 2016 | PATRICK POOLE
    Following the terror attack in Orlando, the dominant media/political narrative turned to gun control and now-discredited claims of the suspect's mental illness (claims which included gay-baiting).Now, one controversial former FBI agent -- and current consultant to the Obama administration on "countering violent extremism" (CVE) -- is suggesting a national gun registry be created. Such a registry would target millions of law-abiding American citizens. Gamal Abdel-Hafiz, born in Cairo, immigrated to the U.S. in 1990. He recently retired from the FBI after 22 turbulent years at the bureau. Following the Orlando attack, Abdel-Hafiz explained his rationale for creating a national...
  • FBI reinstates Muslim after 'public relations' flap

    03/01/2004 10:00:37 PM PST · by kattracks · 1 replies · 167+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/02/04 | Hugh Aynesworth
    <p>DALLAS — Gamal Abdel-Hafiz, a 45-year-old Muslim FBI agent, fired last year ostensibly for omitting personal information on his application, has been reinstated and plans to return to his job in a matter of weeks.</p> <p>Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, called the reinstatement "highly unusual."</p>
  • The FBI Fumbles

    03/11/2003 5:54:18 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 5 replies · 289+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | March 11, 2003 | Daniel Pipes
    As an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Gamal Abdel-Hafiz could have a key role helping America's premier anti-terrorist force protect the United States from harm. But evidence from high-profile terrorism cases suggests that Abdel-Hafiz, an immigrant Muslim, twice refused on principle to tape-record his coreligionists, harming the investigations. The first case concerns a now-defunct Secaucus, N.J.-based Islamic investment bank called BMI Inc. Founded in 1985, it was financed by known terrorists and by members of the bin Laden family. The FBI got a break in 1999, when a BMI accountant contacted it and relayed his suspicions...
  • Muslim former FBI agent who refused to wiretap fellow Muslims now Homeland Security Adviser

    06/22/2016 6:51:52 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 43 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 06/21/2016 | Robert Spencer
    A former FBI counter-terrorism agent says lawmakers could make mass murders less likely. “What we need to do is keep the ownership of guns known to the government, so we know who has what,” said security consultant Gamal Abdel-Hafiz. Gamal Abdel-Hafiz is now consulting on a government counter violent extremist project to reduce the threat of homegrown terrorists. In December 2002, ABC News reported accusations by two veteran FBI investigators that Abdel-Hafiz interfered in ongoing terror investigations: Perhaps most astounding of the many mistakes, according to Flessner and an affidavit filed by Wright, is how an FBI agent named Gamal...
  • Anatomy of the terror threat: Files show hundreds of US plots, refugee connection

    06/22/2016 4:08:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Judson Berger
    Newly obtained congressional data shows hundreds of terror plots have been stopped in the U.S. since 9/11 – mostly involving foreign-born suspects, including dozens of refugees. The files are sure to inflame the debate over the Obama administration’s push to admit thousands more refugees from Syria and elsewhere, a proposal Donald Trump has vehemently opposed on the 2016 campaign trail. “[T]hese data make clear that the United States not only lacks the ability to properly screen individuals prior to their arrival, but also that our nation has an unprecedented assimilation problem,” Sens. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told...
  • Orlando Terrorist Worked at Security Company Hired by HLS to Transport, Release Illegal Aliens

    06/17/2016 3:56:46 PM PDT · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 13, 2016
    The ISIS terrorist who committed the worst mass shooting in U.S. history worked for a security company contracted by the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) to protect federal facilities nationwide and transport illegal immigrants apprehended in the southern border region. Earlier this month Judicial Watch launched aninvestigation into the Florida-based security firm, G4S, after breaking a story about illegal immigrants being quietly transported from the Mexican border to Phoenix and getting released without proper processing or court appearance documents. G4S was contracted by DHS to drive the group of illegal aliens, classified as Other Than Mexican (OTM), from the Border...
  • On the Brighter Side: Hezbollah Getting Hammered

    06/17/2016 10:29:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 17, 2016 | P. David Hornik
    Last fall, amid concerns that the Iran deal would result in a financial windfall for Iran’s proxy terror organization, Hezbollah, Congress passed the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act. It mandated new, stringent sanctions against banks and other financial institutions doing business with Hezbollah.The bill passed unanimously in both the Senate and the House, leaving President Obama little choice but to sign it into law on December 18.Though less in the spotlight recently than the Islamic State, Lebanese-based Hezbollah has killed more Americans than any terror organization except al-Qaeda; has a vast global reach encompassing Europe, Africa, and Central and South...
  • Jeh Johnson: Gun Control Is Now 'Part and Parcel of Homeland Security'

    06/14/2016 9:04:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 14, 2016 | David Rutz
    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday that passing gun control laws is now "part and parcel of homeland security" in an interview on CBS This Morning. In the segment which was flagged by Politico, Johnson said this was the first time he had vocalized such a belief publicly. President Obama and congressional Democrats have made a renewed push for gun control laws in the wake of the Orlando terrorist attack on a gay nightclub that left 49 people dead.
  • Homeland Security Instructed To Combat Violent Extremism With Political Correctness

    06/13/2016 5:33:31 PM PDT · by orchestra · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/13/2016 | Peter Hasson
    Less than a week before Omar Mateen walked into an Orlando gay club and killed or wounded more than 100 people, the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) submitted its Countering Violent Extremism report to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson. The report instructs the DHS not to use any language that might be “disrespectful” to Muslims, including (but not limited to) the words “jihad,” “sharia” and “takfir.” The report was crafted by an HSAC subcommittee that Secretary Johnson created in November 2015. The head of that subcommittee, Farah Pandith, was appointed by Johnson in May 2015. The subcommittee...
  • Has ISIS Infiltrated Homeland Security? Orlando Terrorist Worked for Major DHS Contractor

    06/12/2016 10:35:03 PM PDT · by detective · 56 replies
    Counter Jihad ^ | June 13, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    The Orlando nightclub terrorist who pledged allegiance to ISIS worked almost a decade for a major Department of Homeland Security contractor, raising alarms that ISIS sympathizers and agents have infiltrated the federal agency set up after 9/11 to combat terrorists. Officials say Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, an Afghan-American who held two firearms licenses and a security officer license, was employed by the security firm G4S Secure Solutions USA Inc. since Sept. 10, 2007. The Jupiter, Fla.-based company merged with the Wackenhut Corp. after 9/11 and assumed federal contracts.
  • BREAKING: Trump Insider Reveals Game-Changing Deal With Giuliani… Hillary Horrified

    05/10/2016 3:31:24 PM PDT · by OregonRancher · 111 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 5/10/'16 | N/A
    Presumed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has promised to keep America safe. Now, he appears to have made a deal with “America’s Mayor” to help do the job. The New York Daily News reported that a deal has been struck between Trump and former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani for Giuliani to head the Department of Homeland Security if Trump were to be elected. “A secret deal has been struck by Donald Trump, and Rudy Giuliani would be head of Homeland Security,” an unnamed GOP insider told the Daily News.
  • Hillary vs. Jihad: A Nightmare Scenario

    03/24/2016 9:21:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 24, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    It’s a nightmare that could all too easily come true: the Republican Party denies Donald Trump the nomination, he bolts, and Hillary Clinton, unindicted by a sympathetic Obama Justice Department, becomes president. If she does, it is virtually certain that the Obama administration’s lackadaisical and fantasy-based response to the jihad threat would continue.Hillary made that clear Tuesday morning in her response to the latest jihad terror attacks in Brussels, in which at least 28 people were killed.The mass murders were “deeply distressing,” she said, but the “dream of a whole, free Europe … should not be walked away from,” and...
  • Border Patrol: DHS has “no intention” of deporting illegal immigrants

    03/22/2016 11:53:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/22/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The House Judiciary Committee has been getting an earful lately from Border Patrol agents who are unhappy with how business is being conducted on their watch, specifically as it applies to stopping the flow of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border. This week brought new revelations from Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, who reported what we’ve been hearing for some time now through off the record sources: the Department of Homeland Security is operating a catch and release program for all but the worst offenders. Further, they have “no intention” of even trying to schedule all...
  • Federal agents’ turf war hindered hunt for suspected terrorism accomplice, hearing finds

    03/16/2016 5:06:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 3-15-16 | M. D. Kittle
    A total breakdown in cooperation between federal agencies appears to have complicated the hunt for a suspected accomplice in December's San Bernardino terrorist attacks. Accounts of the turf war between the agencies were unveiled Tuesday at a U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing examining the security of U.S. visa programs and the implications on national security. The hearing was led by committee chairman Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin. Committee members learned that FBI agents alerted Homeland Security Investigations agents that Enrique Marquez, the man accused of supplying the assault rifles that Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik,...
  • Flight Student Facing Deportation Over Trump Post

    03/04/2016 3:44:07 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    Avweb ^ | March 4, 2016 | Russ Niles
    Flight Student Facing Deportation Over Trump Post Russ Niles A commercial flight school student from Egypt is in jail in California after he posted what immigration officials perceive as a threat to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. It appears the Immigration and Customs Enforcement department is intent on deporting Emadeldin Elsayed for the Facebook post even though there was not enough evidence to charge him criminally. In the post, Elsayed said he would be willing to go to prison for life for killing Trump and the world would thank him for it. Elsayed and his lawyer Hani Bushra both have...
  • Deportations under Obama plummet during second term

    12/24/2015 7:28:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 24, 2015 | William La Jeunesse
    For the 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. who otherwise stay out of trouble, the chances of being deported are less than 1 percent, according to new figures released by the Department of Homeland Security. The new figures show a dramatic four-year decline in the number of deportations carried out by the Obama administration, from more than 409,000 in 2012 to just 235,000 in fiscal 2015. The numbers represent the fewest deportations since 2006. During President Obama's first term, some Latino groups branded him the "deporter in chief" yet other critics of the administration's enforcement approach say the second-term...
  • Philip Haney: Administration nixed probe into Southern California jihadists

    12/18/2015 1:30:31 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 16, 2015 | Philip Haney
    There are terrorists in our midst and they arrived here using legal means right under the noses of the federal law enforcement agencies whose mission is to stop them. That is not due to malfeasance or lack of effort on the part of these officers; it is due to the restrictions placed on them by the Obama administration. I was a firsthand witness to how these policies deliberately prevented scrutiny of Islamist groups. The two San Bernardino jihadists, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, may have benefited from the administration's closure of an investigation I initiated on numerous groups infiltrating radicalized...
  • Terrorists Notwithstanding, Our Own Idealogues Are Killing Us

    12/16/2015 6:44:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/16/15 | Bob Christie
    Intentional omission of a search of social media activity in the name of political correctness The dictionary describes an idealogue as “one given to fanciful ideas or theories”. Unfortunately the Department of Homeland Security is replete with such people. They are dangerous to our health and well being because of their fantasies, in particular the notion that one’s social media activities are private and not subject to search. The most egregious and astonishing fact associated with the failure to prevent the recent tragic loss of fourteen lives in San Bernardino was the intentional omission of a search of social media...
  • UPDATE: Fearing 'Bad Public Relations,' Obama Administration Barred Officials

    12/14/2015 2:30:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2015 | Guy Benson
    UPDATE: It gets worse. ABC News is reporting that Homeland Security officials have been bound by a secret US policy not to scrutinize visa applicants' social media footprint because the Obama administration feared bad press over "civil liberties." This represents an stunning, intentional dereliction of duty -- all for PR: Fearing a civil liberties backlash and "bad public relations" for the Obama administration, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refused in early 2014 to end a secret U.S. policy that prohibited immigration officials from reviewing the social media messages of all foreign citizens applying for U.S. visas, a former senior department official...