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  • America's Sanctuary City Nightmare

    08/24/2015 8:08:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    nationalinterest.org ^ | 8/24/2015 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    A litigation battle is raging between the states and President Barack Obama over his attempt to impose a nationwide “sanctuary” policy for illegal aliens. Yet, there is no question that existing sanctuary policies implemented by numerous towns and cities have victimized innocent Americans. Those sanctuary policies have enabled illegal aliens to commit thousands of crimes –crimes that would not have occurred had their perpetrators been deported in keeping with existing law. In 2011, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released [4] a study on approximately 250,000 illegal aliens locked up in our federal, state, and local prisons. They represent more than...
  • A question concerning state's power.

    08/23/2015 8:55:06 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 25 replies
    An Arizona sheriff took Dr. Carson for a helicopter ride to point out large areas controlled by armed illegals who smuggle drugs. My question is, why does the governor not mobilize armed personnel to take back the state? It's hard to believe that the law enforcement of the state is content to just let them (crimigrants) stay there.
  • Morale At ICE In A Nosedive

    08/16/2015 2:06:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/16/15 | Kerry Picket
    Morale at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is in the gutter, sources tell The Daily Caller. Staffers at ICE find themselves in a politicized culture and are looking for ways to leave the agency for other job opportunities.“There are people at ICE who are just dying to get out. There are often these openings that you see at USA jobs. For any given job, there might be one position open and you are getting on average four or 500 applicants for that one job and many of those applicants are coming from places like ICE,” one source told TheDC.Additionally, ICE...
  • California police chief says 'blood trail' runs from Washington to bedroom of murdered woman

    08/07/2015 8:33:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 7, 2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    Video at link, worth watching. A California lawman whose department is investigating the brutal rape and bludgeoning death of a 64-year-old Air Force veteran pointed the finger Friday at state and federal policies he said allowed the illegal immigrant suspect to roam the streets despite a lengthy arrest record. “I think this is a national issue - it starts with administration and their policies,” Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin said days after Marilyn Pharis died from injuries suffered in the July 24 attack. “You can draw a direct line to this governor and Legislature. “I am not remiss to...
  • NBPC PODCAST – BP AGENTS REPORT ORDERS TO RELEASE ILLEGAL ALIENS INTO COMMUNITES IN TEXAS

    08/06/2015 5:39:58 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | august 5, 2015
    Breitbart Texas is proud to sponsor “The Green Line” and other podcast published by the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). The Council is the exclusive representative of over 17,000 non-supervisory U.S. Border Patrol agents. In this episode of “The State of the Union” NBPC Vice President Shawn Moran reports that Border Patrol Agents in Texas are being ordered to work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent and are being ordered to release “illegal aliens” into the communities where they are working.
  • Illegal Aliens Complain about Ankle Monitors

    08/02/2015 7:12:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 8/2/15 | William Bigelow
    Amnesty advocates are complaining about the use of GPS ankle monitors on illegal aliens detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the border.Sister Norma Pimentel, who runs Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley near the Texas-Mexico border, protested on behalf of the illegal immigrants, telling the Los Angeles Times, “They feel like a criminal. They say, ‘How will I be able to work with that?’ They pray they don’t get it.”Last week, the CARA Pro Bono Legal Project in Dilley, Texas, joined immigrant lawyers’ groups to demand ICE Director Sarah Saldańa terminate the use of the ankle monitors. The...
  • Mexican man held in ‘Good Samaritans’ killing; burglary wasn’t enough to deport him!

    08/02/2015 11:53:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | August 2, 2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    No good deed goes unpunished. The truth of that adage was confirmed in spades last week when a Montana couple, Jason and Tara Shane, described as Good Samaritans for helping a stranded young, Mexican motorist were shot and killed for their effort. Their daughter, Jorah Shane, 26, was wounded. Jesus Deniz Mendoza, 18, a Mexican national who entered the United States legally two years ago, shot the Shanes when they stopped to assist with a broken-down car. Shortly after the shooting, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement indicated that Mendoza had legally entered the country from Mexico through the San Ysidro...
  • Gun used in Garland, Texas attempted terror attack may be from Fast and Furious

    08/02/2015 7:41:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/02/2015 | Taylor Millard
    The gun used during the attempted terror attack on the “Draw Muhammad” event in Texas may have been bought from the Arizona store linked to Fast and Furious. Los Angeles Times broke the news yesterday which also included the nugget that Nadir Soofi’s purchase was known by the federal government (emphasis mine). Soofi’s attempt to buy a gun caught the attention of authorities, who slapped a seven-day hold on the transaction, according to his Feb. 24, 2010, firearms transaction record, which was reviewed by the Los Angeles Times. Then, for reasons that remain unclear, the hold was lifted after...
  • ICE explains why Jesus Deniz-Mendoza wasn’t deported before allegedly shooting Montana family

    08/01/2015 5:13:10 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    We starting to learn new details about Jesus Deniz-Mendoza, an 18-year-old legal immigrant from Mexico who is accused of murdering a “Good Samaritan” couple and wounding their daughter during a July 29 attack in Montana. Deniz-Mendoza, who also goes by the name Jesus Yeizon Deniz, was admitted legally into the United State in 2013: And he was out on bond after a recent burglary arrest in Wyoming: ICE couldn’t do anything about his arrest, however, because he was a legal immigrant. (snip) Was then 16-year-old Mendoza admitted to the U.S. as a DREAMer? Did he actually enter the U.S. in...
  • Illegal Alien with Multiple DUIs Killed in Colorado Highway Accident

    07/31/2015 2:05:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jul y 31st, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Illegal alien Jose Triana-Valenzuela was killed this week when the car he lost control of his car Monday morning. ... Triana-Valenzuela was arrested in 2003 for driving under the influence, speeding and driving without a license. He was turned over to immigration authorities after his 2003 arrest. ... A Weld County man killed in a rollover accident earlier this week had been arrested multiple times, but none of the arresting agencies linked him to an active warrant out of Morgan County dating back to 2003. ... Triana-Valenzuela was first arrested in Morgan County on May 1, 2003 for Driving Under...
  • Federal Agency Confirms Legal Status of Pryor Shooting Suspect [Montana Samaritan Shooter]

    07/31/2015 12:55:09 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 21 replies
    KULR Channel 8 ^ | July 31, 2015 18:41 UTC | Not Listed
    According to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), 18-year-old Jesus Yeizon Deniz-Mendoza, from Mexico, was legally admitted to enter the United States at the San Ysidro Port of Entry May 31, 2013. The following is an official statement from ICE, regarding what could happen if Deniz is convicted of a crime: This individual does not have any criminal convictions, and, as a permanent resident, is not currently removable. Thus, an ICE detainer cannot be placed on the individual at this time. However, ICE is closely monitoring this case and coordinating with local authorities. If he is convicted for a...
  • San Jose Mayor Urges Santa Clara County to Reconsider ICE Detainer Policy

    07/30/2015 6:20:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jul 29, 2015 | Mariah Bravo
    The San Jose mayor is urging the Santa Clara County Board of Directors to put the county’s policy of ignoring Immigration and Customs Enforcement holds on the agenda following the high-profile death of a woman gunned down in San Francisco by an undocumented immigrant. Mayor Sam Liccardo sent the letter July 10 to the board’s president, Dave Cortese, saying he disagrees with the county's current policy of ignoring ICE hold requests for "deportable individuals who have committed serious of violent felonies.” The debate on “sanctuary cities” reignited nationally after the July 1 shooting of Kate Steinle at San Francisco’s Pier...
  • Authorities: Agency didn't want slaying suspect detained [OHIO SANCTUARY CITY MURDER & RAPE]

    07/29/2015 8:26:58 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 22 replies
    WHIO ^ | 7-29-2015 | MARK GILLISPIE
    CLEVELAND — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents told Ohio sheriff's deputies weeks ago not to detain a man who is in the U.S. illegally and now suspected of killing a woman and wounding another during a crime spree, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. Lake County sheriff's deputies questioned 35-year-old Juan Emmanuel Razo on July 7 after finding him alone in a car in Painesville, about 30 miles east of Cleveland. Unsure of Razo's status, the deputies contacted Border Protection officials and were told he is from Mexico and in the U.S. illegally but they didn't want him detained. Lake...
  • ICE, ICE, Baby! Michigan GOP Ready to Erase ‘Sanctuary City’ Concept

    07/25/2015 7:12:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/25/2015 | Rod Kackley
    Most of America thinks of Detroit as Motown, or the Motor City, and Ann Arbor as the home of the storied Big Ten football program and world-class medical research facilities of the University of Michigan.Illegal immigrants look at those towns differently. They see Detroit and Ann Arbor as “sanctuary cities,” communities where local law enforcement has a policy of not cooperating with federal immigration agents.Michigan Republicans, led by state Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall, want to erase the concept of “sanctuary cities” from the lexicon of municipal leaders in the state.“I am strongly opposed to any Michigan cities...
  • These Marines Lost Legs in Afghanistan and Now Hunt Child Predators

    07/22/2015 8:14:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Military.com ^ | Richard Sisk | Jul 16, 2015
    The fist bump was their thing in Afghanistan, where both Marines lost legs in the same attack, and the fist bump is still their thing in the hunt for child predators under a special law enforcement program to train and hire medically retired veterans. Cpl. Justin Gaertner and Sgt. Gabriel Martinez in their dress blues bumped fists at an event earlier this year in Florida, just as they bumped fists while recovering from their wounds. Gaertner, 26, of Tampa, Fla., has been partnered for the last two years with retired Army Special Forces Staff Sgt. Nathan Cruz, 42, executing the...
  • Ice conditions hold up resupply of Iqaluit, east Hudson Bay ( Canada )

    07/22/2015 3:34:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    CBC News ^ | Jul 21, 2015
    Fuel tanker that reached Iqaluit still unable to unload. Ice conditions this year in the Arctic are making it difficult for ships to deliver the annual resupply of fuel and goods to some Nunavut and Nunavik communities. Midway through July, only a single oil tanker, aided by a Coast Guard icebreaker, has been able to reach Iqaluit though the sea ice that remains in Frobisher Bay. "We had quite a bit of difficulty bringing it in," says Johnny Leclair, the Coast Guard's assistant commissioner. Sealift ships are also behind schedule, with the MV Anna Desgagnes and the MV Qamutik now...
  • Obama’s ICE Director: No Immigration Enforcement Until Amnesty Is Passed

    07/21/2015 5:50:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 111 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/21/15 | Julia Hahn
    President Obama’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director tells lawmakers that no consequences are planned for sanctuary cities until Congress first passes “comprehensive immigration reform.” Sarah Saldańa testified before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on criminal alien violence. After hearing emotional testimony from families torn apart by illegal immigrant murderers, Republican members of Congress grilled two administration witnesses: Leon Rodriquez, Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and Sarah Saldańa, Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Both Rodriquez and Saldańa have been tasked with carrying out President Obama’s executive amnesty for so-called DREAMers, which includes work permits...
  • Deportation's revolving door: Suspects in Lawrence shooting shouldn't have been in U.S.

    07/20/2015 12:32:45 PM PDT · by safetysign · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 07/20/2015 | Hillary Chabot
    Deportation orders failed to oust two illegal immigrants who are now up on drug charges and under investigation in the July 4 shooting death of a Lawrence grandmother — in an alarming case that critics say illustrates a revolving immigration door with dangerous consequences. Dominican Republic nationals Wilton Lara-Calmona and Jose M. Lara-Mejia were arrested on drug charges by police investigating the shooting death of Mirta Rivera, 41. The Lawrence nurse was killed in her sleep by a gunshot fired through the ceiling from an upstairs apartment, where both men lived. But Immigration and Customs Enforcement records reviewed by the...
  • Union Files Grievance Against Sheriff Mikarimi Over Handling of Pier 14 Shooting Suspect

    07/17/2015 11:24:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/17 | Mark Matthews
    San Francisco’s deputy sheriffs have joined the fight over the department’s handling of deportation requests. The deputy’s union is filing a grievance against the sheriff demanding that he rescind his non-cooperation policy with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi is running for re-election. His campaign has been hit from all sides over his handling of the Pier 14 shooting suspect, and now his own deputies are entering the fray. Mirkarimi told reporters the deputy union’s complaint is no surprise. "Exactly, it’s politics," he said. The deputy sheriffs' grievance says the sheriff’s policy of non-cooperation with ICE "...recklessly compromises...
  • Sheriff Mims Discusses New I.C.E. Program At Fresno Jail (ICE screening before release)

    07/16/2015 7:31:55 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 2 replies
    KMPH ^ | July 16 2015 | Misti Reed
    Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims was featured on Fox & Friends early Thursday morning. She discussed her recent implementation of a pilot program to help reduce crime in Fresno County. Sheriff Mims joined Great Day with Kim Stephens and Kopi Sotiropulos shortly after the interview with the Fox News Channel to talk more about this program. The Sheriff partnered with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at the Fresno Jail. The program began June 22, 2015. Agents are stationed at the jail, monitoring undocumented immigrants coming into and leaving the facility. The agents are looking for "Level 1" and "Level 2"...
  • Protecting Illegal Alien Killers

    07/14/2015 2:42:12 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 16 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 07/14/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    At its very essence, “The first duty of government is the protection of life, not its destruction. Abandon that, and you have abandoned all”, wrote Thomas Jefferson. When the government not only fails to protect its citizens, but enables those who are here illegally to murder them, it can no longer be called a government. When 32-year-old Kate Steinle was murdered two weeks ago in the sanctuary city of San Francisco by illegal alien and multi-felon Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, people immediately began to ask how this could happen. How could a criminal, whose history includes seven felonies along with five...
  • WH abandons ICE program for tracking illegal immigrants [Just announced]

    07/13/2015 9:08:41 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 13, 2015 | Staff
    Video at link.
  • Gov. Ducey’s promises to boost border security fall short (Rubio's AZ ice cream man)

    07/10/2015 5:02:15 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 7, 2015 | BOB CHRISTIE
    When Gov. Doug Ducey was stuck in a six-way Republican primary one year ago, he promised to “fight back with every resource at my command” to secure the state’s border with Mexico. “Fencing, satellites, guardsmen, more police and prosecutors,” Ducey said in a campaign ad. “We’ll get this done. If Barack Obama won’t do the job, Arizonans will.”
  • Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches New Record Maximum

    07/09/2015 6:58:32 PM PDT · by Coleus · 30 replies
    NASA ^ | 10.07.14
    On Sept. 19, 2014, the five-day average of Antarctic sea ice extent exceeded 20 million square kilometers for the first time since 1979, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center. The red line shows the average maximum extent from 1979-2014. Credits: NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio/Cindy Starr Sea ice surrounding Antarctica reached a new record high extent this year, covering more of the southern oceans than it has since scientists began a long-term satellite record to map sea ice extent in the late 1970s. The upward trend in the Antarctic, however, is only about a third of the...
  • CDC official called Obama ‘Marxist,’ ‘amateur’ over 2014 border surge

    07/07/2015 2:28:48 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 7/6/2015
    A federal health official dealing with the surge of illegal immigrants last year at the southern U.S. border ripped President Obama for the months-long crisis, calling him a "Marxist" and “the worst pres we have ever had,” according to newly released internal emails. The emails, obtained and published by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, show a June 9, 2014, exchange between Centers for Disease Control and Prevention logistics specialist George Roark and agency public health adviser William Adams. Roark begins by writing: “Unreal, no country in the world would allow this.” Adams responds: “Well, in ten years or less,...
  • Driver in wreck that killed Oklahoma sportscaster had been returned to Mexico three times

    06/25/2015 2:56:45 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 13 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 6-24-2015 | Graham Lee Brewer
    by Graham Lee Brewer • Published: June 24, 2015 A man involved in the collision that killed longtime Oklahoma sportscaster Bob Barry Jr. was returned to Mexico three times, a representative from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed Wednesday. Gustavo Castillo Gutierrez, 26, of Bethany, was “voluntarily returned” to Mexico twice in 2010 and once in 2013, a representative from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement wrote in an email. The agency placed a detainer with Oklahoma County on Gutierrez following his arrest Saturday. Guiterrez remained in the Oklahoma County jail Wednesday evening. Police arrested Gutierrez on a manslaughter complaint, but...
  • Obama amnesty reaches illegals in prisons, jails -- Recognizes complaints of sanctuary cities

    06/23/2015 10:43:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 23, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration has ordered agents to begin ignoring many of the illegal immigrants they encounter in local prisons and jails, as the president begins to implement a lesser-known part of his deportation amnesty program — a move that’s not sitting well with either side in the immigration debate. The move is a nod to sanctuary cities, who had begun to refuse to cooperate with federal authorities on immigration enforcement. After having court challenges, Mr. Obama bowed to those cities, counties and states and announced the changes as part of his November 2014 amnesty policy. Agents will still troll local...
  • 121 alien convicts ICE should have deported now face murder charges

    06/16/2015 10:38:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/16/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    President Obama has claimed that prosecutorial discretion is the basis for his executive actions amounting to amnesty for illegal aliens. But the evidence is that no real discretion is being exercised.  Joel Gehrke of NRO has the story: One hundred twenty-one illegal immigrants now facing murder charges were previously released by federal officials from 2010 to 2014, despite President Obama’s previous assurances that his administration is focusing its resources on the deportation of violent criminals. The Obama administration released the figures to Congress in a May 28 letter. “Between FY 2010 and FY 2014, there were 121 unique criminal...
  • 121 murders attributed to illegals released by Obama administration

    06/15/2015 10:02:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 15, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    More than 100 immigrants the Obama administration released back into the community went on to be charged with subsequent murders, according to government data released Monday that raises new questions about whether immigration authorities are doing enough to detail illegal immigrants awaiting deportation. In one case, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) admitted its agents didn’t find out about an illegal immigrant’s death threats and court injunctions against him until — which should have put him back in detention — until after the man was accused of a new murder. That case, involving Apolinar Altamirano, is the latest instance of...
  • CAIR lawsuit to prevent ICE from asking Muslims jihad-related activities, relatives

    06/05/2015 7:45:10 AM PDT · by wtd · 17 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | June 5, 2015 | Creeping
    CAIR files lawsuit to prevent ICE from asking Muslims entering US about jihad-related activities, relatives U.S. border officials are using a questionnaire about religion to harass Muslim travelers, a Muslim advocacy group charges. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement questionnaire was released by the Department of Homeland Security in response to a lawsuit by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Intercept reports. The questions that were revealed — the document was heavily redacted — include “Have you participated in any formal religious training or schooling?” “What house of worship do you attend?” and “Do you have any relatives or friends...
  • Thick Ice Sheets: How Old Are They Really?

    06/04/2015 7:53:23 AM PDT · by fishtank · 51 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | June 2015 | Jake Hebert, Ph.D.
    Thick Ice Sheets: How Old Are They Really? by Jake Hebert, Ph.D. * Secular scientists claim that ice in deep cores extracted from the thick Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets is hundreds of thousands of years old. Do these ice cores prove an old earth? Although these scientists believe the ice sheets to be millions of years old, vast amounts of time are not necessarily required for their formation. “Back of the envelope” calculations show that if current average snowfall rates have always been the norm, then the Greenland ice sheet could form in about 5,000 years and the Antarctic...
  • 3,700 illegal immigrant ‘Threat Level 1’ criminals released into U.S. by DHS

    06/03/2015 6:29:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Most of the illegal immigrant criminals Homeland Security officials released from custody last year were discretionary, meaning the department could have kept them in detention but chose instead to let them onto the streets as their deportation cases moved through the system, according to new numbers from Congress. Some of those released were the worst of the worst — more than 3,700 “Threat Level 1” criminals, who are deemed the top priority for deportation, were still released out into the community even as they waited for their immigration cases to be heard. Homeland Security officials have implied their hands are...
  • DHS Fails to Remove Aliens Who Pose National Security, Public Safety Threat

    05/19/2015 11:43:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 19, 2015
    The monstrous agency created after 9/11 to protect the United States from more terrorist attacks instead compromises national security by failing to track how many unauthorized foreigners—some felons in their native country—it refuses to prosecute under President Obama’s broad amnesty initiative. One of the president’s many tools to reward illegal immigrants with amnesty is a measure known as prosecutorial discretion, which allows federal agencies to decide to what degree they enforce certain laws against particular individuals. For years the system has spared a myriad of illegal aliens from removal by authorizing—and encouraging—low-level field officers to block deportations by using an...
  • Latest images of Pluto may show a polar ice cap

    04/29/2015 2:41:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 29 at 4:40 PM | By Rachel Feltman
    you can see the best-ever images of Pluto, our solar system's most distant (dwarf) planet. The animation is made up of images taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft between April 12 and 18 from a distance of 69 to 64 million miles from Pluto. They capture one complete rotation of Pluto and its moon Charon... The images have already surpassed the Hubble's resolution, but there are plenty of features too subtle for the spacecraft to pick up. In fact, the images don't even show all of Pluto's known moons yet -- let alone any smaller ones we've yet to discover...
  • Shocking!! Ice Director Tells Congress Obama Trumps the Law

    04/16/2015 4:36:05 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 68 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
  • ICE Director Saldana Tells Congressman: We Follow Obama Rules, Not The Law…

    04/16/2015 11:32:31 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 15 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 16, 2015 | Sundance
    Those following the Obama Immigration Executive Action legal battles will note yesterday Congressman Young was asking Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Saldana the exact same point outlined in Judge Hanen’s rebuke of the White House. So yesterday ICE Director Saldana is on Capitol Hill answering questions when Republican David Young asks Mrs. Saldana about the conflict between the law, and the rules imposed by President Obama that force border patrol agents to: a.) break the law, or b.) break Obama’s executive action rules. How Saldana replies is, well, JAW DROPPING.
  • Things Get Testy Between Louie Gohmert and ICE Director During House Hearing:...

    04/14/2015 1:36:41 PM PDT · by don-o · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 14, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    The director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement clashed with Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) over the Obama administration’s immigration policies during a Tuesday House Judiciary Committee hearing. Things eventually got so tense that ICE Director Sarah Saldana actually had to ask Gohmert to stop “yelling.” Gohmert noted that Judge Andrew Hanen has temporarily halted President Barack Obama’s executive actions to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportations — and then accused the administration of misleading the judge in its past approval of benefits for eligible immigrants.
  • 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...
  • Deportations of illegal immigrants plummet on Obama’s watch

    04/13/2015 8:49:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 13, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The federal government’s chief deportation agency has seen its success plummet under President Obama, and its chief, Sarah R. Saldana, will tell Congress on Tuesday that they’ve had trouble adapting to the changing face of illegal immigration and a lack of cooperation from both American cities and from foreign countries. Ms. Saldana, director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), says in testimony prepared for the House Judiciary Committee that the dramatic drop in deportations is a reflection of a trickier set of circumstances and pressures from all sides. She said she had to pull agents off their regular duties...
  • U.S. appeals court rejects challenge to 2012 Obama deportation relief

    04/07/2015 4:20:29 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 7, 2015 | Jonathan Kaminsky
    A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday rejected a challenge to President Barack Obama's 2012 executive action granting deportation relief to immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children, upholding a lower court's earlier ruling. A panel of the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the plaintiffs in the case - the state of Mississippi and a group of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers upset by White House directives - had not shown they had been sufficiently harmed by the rule to keep the case alive. "We conclude that neither the agents nor the state of...
  • APNewsBreak: Massachusetts seeks fed disaster aid for snow

    03/24/2015 3:34:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 24, 2015 5:32 PM EDT | Bob Salsberg
    Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration plans to ask for federal disaster assistance for the record-setting snowstorms that wreaked havoc on Massachusetts and piled up about $400 million in snow removal costs. An administration official tells The Associated Press the governor will be sending a letter to President Barack Obama by the end of this week asking for a disaster declaration for 10 Massachusetts counties. …
  • Ice Warriors: Wounded Warriors

    03/22/2015 5:30:55 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    pbs.org ^ | 11-10-14 | pbs
    Hear the veterans and active duty serviceman of the US Paralympic sled hockey team describe what it means to them to be part of Team USA. ICE WARRIORS premieres November 10 at 10/9C (check local listings).
  • Grassley, Tillis: Illegal Alien With Drug Charges Got DACA Amnesty Before Allegedly Murdering Three

    03/20/2015 9:39:37 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 20, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    (CNSNews.com) -- An illegal alien and known gang member who has been charged with first-degree murder in North Carolina was granted deferred deportation under President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), despite having been placed in removal proceedings for drug charges in 2012, according to a press release from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.). Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez. (Police mugshot.) Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez, 19, was charged in February with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of three people in Charlotte, N.C, including a 19-year-old former America’s Next Top Model...
  • Chastened deportation chief retracts call to override sanctuary cities

    03/20/2015 2:02:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 20, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The administration’s deportation chief backtracked Friday, just a day after she pleaded with Congress to pass laws cracking down on so-called “sanctuary” cities and states — a stance that appeared to put her at odds with her boss, President Obama. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldana, who has been on the job less than 90 days, told Congress she would welcome new laws to crack down on states and localities that refuse to cooperate with her agents who are trying to apprehend and deport illegal immigrants. “Thank you, Amen,” she said Thursday when asked if she would support Congress...
  • 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...
  • Global Warming

    03/11/2015 5:39:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    "But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact," said President Barack Obama in his 2014 State of the Union address. Saying the debate is settled is nonsense, but the president is right about climate change. GlobalChange.gov gives the definition of climate change: "Changes in average weather conditions that persist over multiple decades or longer. Climate change encompasses both increases and decreases in temperature, as well as shifts in precipitation, changing risk of certain types of severe weather events, and changes to other features of the climate system." That definition covers all weather phenomena throughout all 4.54 billion years...
  • Clear sky yields great look at frozen Great Lakes

    03/01/2015 7:45:01 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 38 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | March 01, 2015 | Mark Torregrossa
    We finally got a great look at the freezing Great Lakes in the last two days. The high resolution satellites give us images of the Great Lakes during the day, once a day. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, Michigan had clear skies when the satellite took the latest pictures. So it yielded the best look from high in space so far this winter. Friday's sunny sky also was a great day for MLive photographers to take to the sky and give us an up-close look at ice on Lakes Huron and Michigan. With the very cold weather Friday and Saturday, the...
  • Edmonton 'Freezeway' Would Be Skating Lane For Commuters

    02/27/2015 7:46:31 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    NPR ^ | 2-25-15 | KELLY MCEVERS
    Edmonton, Alberta, spends five months a year below freezing. Now, the Canadian city is considering a proposal to create a 7-mile skating trail for Edmontonians to use during their winter commutes.
  • Obama Warns Of 'Consequences' Over Executive Amnesty

    02/27/2015 6:10:00 AM PST · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 27, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    If President Obama, who has warned ICE agents of consequences if they do their job, had a son, he might look like Jamiel Shaw Jr., a young African-American killed by an illegal alien who shouldn't have been here. Shaw was a Los Angeles high school star dreaming of a good life ahead when he was gunned down on March 2, 2008, while walking home. He was picked at random, police said, possibly as part of a gang loyalty test for the illegal alien who shot him. Charged with the crime was Pedro Espinoza, who'd been released just hours earlier from...
  • Obama: 'Consequences' for ICE Officials Who Don't Follow Executive Amnesty

    02/25/2015 5:18:26 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 65 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 2/25/15 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama warned workers at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: implement executive amnesty, or else. He made the comments in a town hall event on immigration on MSNBC. According to the White House pool report, President Obama was asked for reassurance that people wouldn't be deported as the legal battle over the executive amnesty plays out in the courts. “Until we pass a law through Congress, the executive actions we’ve taken are not going to be permanent; they are temporary. There are going to be some jurisdictions and there may be individual ICE official or Border Control agent not...