Sunday, February 26, 2017

Lying Sheriff Sought To Aid Illegal Aliens

The new sheriff of Maricopa County, Paul Penzone, who's only concern seemed to be assisting illegal aliens to remain in the United States, has been forced to do the modified limited walk-back.  Penzone has a strange obsession with illegal aliens, and made that the primary concern of his administration. It was not improving law enforcement in Maricopa County, not aggressively serving outstanding warrants for criminals, but aiding illegal aliens.

Open Borders Fraud Paul Penzone

From his election website:

In November 2016, Paul Penzone defeated Joe Arpaio by nearly 13 points and immediately began to fulfill his campaign promise to renew, restore and refocus the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Penzone remains committed to modern, transparent and accountable public safety and fiscal management that ensures our county is among the safest in the nation.
[Penzone For Sheriff Website, undated]

There is no mention of illegal aliens, but the undercurrent of the campaign against America's Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, was that Penzone would be the illegal alien sheriff.  And Penzone did not waste time aiding his real constituents, illegal aliens.

PHOENIX - For years, immigrants being released from jails in Phoenix would routinely be kept locked up an extra couple days to give federal authorities time to check their immigration status and launch deportation proceedings.
It was a policy put in place by Sheriff Joe Arpaio and widely denounced by critics who cited it as a pattern of unfair treatment toward immigrants. Jail systems in other cities have also faced legal challenges contending it's unconstitutional to keep a person in jail after they're released on bail or complete their sentence.
The man who defeated Arpaio in the November election announced Friday night that he was doing away with the policy amid questions about its constitutionality. That means the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office will no longer keep immigrants past their release dates, putting more of the onus on Immigration, Customs and Enforcement officers.
"I have an obligation that this office act constitutionally and within the laws," Penzone said at a news conference.
Penzone said the Maricopa County Attorney's Office informed him of the legal issues surrounding policy, and he responded by doing away with the practice.
[Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone Changes Jail Rule For Immigrants, AP/ABC15, February 17, 2017]

Penzone claims that it is settled law that detaining illegal aliens on behalf of DHS is unconstitutional. That is not settle law, and there have been no decisions in an Federal District Court in Arizona, nor has the Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals made any ruling on the issue.  There have been scattered decisions in some District Courts, but those do not have legal precedence for Arizona, especially since no Court of Appeal or the Supreme Court have made decisions.  More importantly, the Obama Department of Justice have not appealed those decisions, hoping to end detentions by local law enforcement by not appealing those decisions, part of the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty. Obviously that will change with Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions.

So the claim that what Penzone strangely calls "courtesy holds" on illegal aliens are illegal or unconstitutional is not settled. So, there is no precedent against holds and all precedent is actually in favor or holds.   Furthermore, there is that strange terminology that Penzone uses, "courtesy holds." That is something new created by the radical left, much like "New Americans" or "Americans in waiting" to refer to illegal aliens.  It is Orwellian Newspeak at its worse, political language designed to obscure rather than inform.

In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defence of the indefensible … Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness … the great enemy of clear language is insincerity. Where there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms...
[Politics And The English Language, George Orwell, 1946]

The "courtesy holds" that Penzone refers to are legal acts by a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), using DHS Form I-247, Immigration Detainer, that establishes probable cause that the alien in question is in the United States unlawfully or otherwise subject to arrest by DHS. It is not a "courtesy," but a legal process that is part of the authority of immigration officers to arrest and detain illegal aliens without need to obtain an arrest warrant from a Federal judge or magistrate codified in Title 8, United States Code, Section 1357, Powers Of Immigration Officers:

(a) Powers without warrant: Any officer or employee of the Service authorized under regulations prescribed by the Attorney General shall have power without warrant—
(2) to arrest any alien who in his presence or view is entering or attempting to enter the United States in violation of any law or regulation made in pursuance of law regulating the admission, exclusion, expulsion, or removal of aliens, or to arrest any alien in the United States, if he has reason to believe that the alien so arrested is in the United States in violation of any such law or regulation and is likely to escape before a warrant can be obtained for his arrest, but the alien arrested shall be taken without unnecessary delay for examination before an officer of the Service having authority to examine aliens as to their right to enter or remain in the United States;

In an Orwellian abuse of political language, while he was releasing illegal aliens to prey on the people of Maricopa County and Arizona, Penzone cried that none of this was his fault, but begged John Kelly, Secretary of DHS to solve the problem for him by magic.

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone is asking for guidance from the director of the Department of Homeland Security about "courtesy detainers" for suspected immigration-law violators and other areas of immigration enforcement.
Penzone, in a letter sent Thursday afternoon to DHS Secretary John Kelly, said he wanted his agency to be strong on issues of crime, including illegal immigration, but said, "I will not violate the law or the constitution so the ends justify the means."
On Friday, Penzone ended the longstanding practice of "courtesy holds" on the advice of the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. Because of a threat of litigation, Penzone said, the county jails immediately would end the practice of detaining suspected immigration-law violators for ICE officials for up to 48 hours after a criminal court judge had ordered their release on a state charge.
[Penzone To Homeland Security: Give Me A 'Responsible, Ethical And Legal Solution' On Holding Migrants, by Garrett Mitchell, The Arizona Republic, February 23, 2017]

Those, of course, are nothing more than crocodile tears.  Penzone wanted to release illegal aliens, but he was under no legal obligation to do so.  And his appeals to Kelly were disingenuous.  One would think that a Sheriff would know that the appeal of decisions of law involving the United States are handled by the Attorney General.  In any event though, Penzone did not even bother to review the detainers themselves, which showed the constitutional standard to hold a person, probable cause, was met.  

But he did expose the fact that both AG Sessions and Secretary Kelly are stunningly silent on the issue.  Neither has spoken in public to assert that detainers are legal, nor has Sessions immediately ordered Justice Department lawyers to appeal the outstanding cases. Very disturbing indeed.

However, the outcry from the public forced Penzone into the modified limited walkback.

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said Friday evening his agency would begin transferring departing inmates potentially in violation of U.S. immigration law to federal officers within the walls of the county's jails.
The announcement settles the main point of contention in a week long stalemate between the Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
[Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Reverses Course, Will Allow ICE Agents To Pick Up Migrants Inside Jails, by Megan Cassidy, The Arizona Republic, February 24, 2017]

The success of public pressure on this open borders fanatic however does not relieve the ongoing failure of Secretary Kelly to begin to address the problem of illegal immigration and criminal aliens in particular, nor does it relieve Attorney General Sessions of his responsibility to publicly address the issue with a firm statement that detainers are legal and constitutional.

Friday, February 24, 2017

More Saboteurs At USCIS Identified

The influence of VDare, like its readership, is growing and expanding. VDare and this writer have apparently been on the reading lists of influential persons in the Trump Administration.  The mainstream media has also take the cue from the pioneering work at VDare.  Breitbart has dug into the treasonous bureaucracy at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and identified more saboteurs, something this blog revealed in two important posts [President Trump Will Have Foes In Immigration Bureaucracy—But Also Friends. They Can Help Him Win, by Federale, VDare, April 25, 2017 and Treason and Sabotage: Immigration Bureaucrats Acted To Protect San Bernardino Terrorists, by Federale, VDare, July 5, 2016].  Breitbart ups the ante, and identifies major figures in the USCIS bureaucracy who are and will sabotage the Trump reforms at DHS.

Sources tell Breitbart News that the Department of Homeland Security, and in particular U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [USCIS], is a hotbed of career open borders ideologues, many of whom intend to directly and indirectly subvert President Trump’s agenda.
“If you go down the list of current management at USCIS, probably 80 percent are open-borders left-wing ideologues,” a source, who has worked at the Department of Homeland Security for more than a decade and supports President Trump’s agenda, tells Breitbart News.
“USCIS probably has the most violent anti-border people in the United States. These are in the management. These do not believe in borders. I know them personally,” the source says.
“I am deeply concerned President Trump will not clean the deepest swamp, USCIS,” the source says:
[8 More Obama Bureaucrats Trump Can Fire Or Remove At Homeland Security, by Michael Leahy, Breitbart, February 22, 2017]

This writer disagrees with Leahy on one aspect of the report.  While Lori Scialabba is indeed a major supporter of illegal aliens, refugees, and immigration fraud, the article is incorrect in claiming that the memorandum she wrote was sabotage of the Trump Executive orders.  Nothing in the Trump orders regarding the suspension of entry of aliens from the seven identified nations affected domestic adjudications of benefits.  While this writer believes that the orders targeting entry by aliens from the targeted nations should have included more nations and included adjudications in the United States, the Trump Administration did not do that.

However, Leahy is otherwise quite correct on Scialabba, which I have confirmed with sources, especially her personal involvement in adjudications of applications for refugee or asylee status by individual Iraqi nationals and others.  Such is unethical and highly improper, as well as suggestive of fraud and bribery, not an uncommon problem at USCIS.

In her previous position at USCIS, Director of Refugee Asylum and International Operations, “it was common knowledge that her email was directly available to anyone in the Iraqi community who wanted to apply for asylum,” the source adds.
“Iraqis that come into the country on visas were applying for asylum right away. Their cases would be denied because they didn’t qualify, they didn’t meet any of the five grounds for asylum. They didn’t have well founded fear, they weren’t persecuted,” the source notes.
“Any Iraqi that was denied asylum, they would email Scialabba directly. She would email her subordinates at the local offices, and those cases would be re-opened and approved, basically to please her,” the source said.

More disturbing is that the Treason Bar has direct influence over her.  Such direct appeals are illegal, as an denials have a formal process to go through:

One attorney in one of the eight cities where local asylum approval officers were located appeared to have a direct line to Sciallabba as well. Iraqi immigrants would flock to that city because that particular lawyer, working through the local USCIS office, had a virtual 100 percent record of securing asylum approvals for Iraqis.

Lori Scialabba, Who Ran A Personal Asylum Application System for Iraqi Muslims

Here is the correct appeals system:

Q.  Can I do anything about an unfavorable decision issued by USCIS?
A.  Yes, you may file an appeal on some unfavorable decisions to the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) or the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), an office within the Department of Justice.  Your denial notice will provide information about whether the decision may be appealed and where to file your appeal.
With certain exceptions, you may file a motion to reopen or motion to reconsider if you received an unfavorable decision in your case.  You may file a motion with USCIS even if you do not have any appeal rights.  You may also file a motion regarding a decision made on an appeal...
Q.  How do I file an appeal?
A.  Most appeals are filed on Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion, but there are some exceptions.  Appeals of decisions on an N-400, Application for Naturalization, are made on Form N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings.  Appeals of decisions on an I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, or other decisions that are appealed to the BIA, are filed on Form EOIR-29, Notice of Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals from a Decision of a DHS Officer, with the office that made the decision on the petition.  When you are notified of an unfavorable decision that may be appealed, you will also receive information about which form you should use to appeal the decision. 
Q.  When do I file an appeal?
A.  Generally, an appeal should be filed within 30 days from the date of the decision (not the date the decision was received).  A shorter appeal period may apply to some cases.  Your decision will tell you when the appeal period ends.  There is no extension to this deadline.  Only a brief to support a filed appeal may be submitted after the deadline.
[Questions and Answers: Appeals and Motions, USCIS Website]

Direct appeals to managers without filing the proper forms is illegal and serious misconduct by any official who participates in such an "informal" appeal process.  Such misconduct can be reported to the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General here.

You can also ask Inspector General John Roth as to the status of the DHS OIG investigation of Irene Martin, a senior USCIS manager, and the other women managers at USCIS who acted to sabotage the investigation of the San Bernardino Terrorists, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik.

USCIS and its bureaucrats will do all they can to sabotage President Trump. Time for him to replace their upper management with patriots from the enforcement components of USCIS as this writer has recommended, along with other recommendations on how to reform USCIS.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Trump Administration Follows VDare And Federale

It appears that someone in the Trump Administration is reading VDare and Federale.  Again, the Trump Administration has taken sound advice, in this case after reading my posting on fighting the interference by the kritarchs on refugee policy, the Administration sent out orders to give refugees the bureaucratic slowdown.  

The would-be dictatorial kritarchs who are waging war on the Constitution and President Donald J. Trump think they have the upper hand.  However, President Trump has additional action he can take to stop refugees coming to the United States.  It is one of the options this writer recommended to clip the wings of the subversive bureaucrats at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and by extension, the saboteurs at the State Department...
All President Trump needs to do is withdraw all the USCIS employees stationed overseas, in luxurious conditions at most posts, other than those assigned to investigate immigration benefit fraud.  Those employees are from the Fraud and National Security Directorate.
Once the employees who process refugees are withdrawn, then State Department employees overseas who support refugee processing can also be withdrawn from those Embassies and Consulates that assist refugee processing.  All this can be done administratively and will end the long-term flow of refugees.
[Trump’s Options In The Refugee War With The Kritarchs–The Executive Branch Can Refuse To Process The Refugees, by Federale, VDare, February 16, 2017]

And acting on good advice, the Trump Administration has ordered State Department officials to slow walk refugee applications!  Note, this was originally posted on the Federale Blog February 15, 2017.

The U.S. State Department has ordered embassies to slow resettlement of refugees for the next few weeks and delay booking travel for refugees after March 3 as the numbers approach the annual cap of 50,000 set recently by President Donald Trump, according to American officials.
U.S. officials from embassies in the Middle East said they received a directive Tuesday from the State Department’s Population, Refugee and Migration bureau to delay booking travel to the U.S. for refugees awaiting final resettlement after March 3. The directive said the numbers of refugees already admitted is close to Mr. Trump’s cap for 2017.
[U.S. Orders Slowdown of Refugee Resettlements, by By Maria Abi-Habib, WSJ, February 16, 2017] Full article here for those without a subscription.

While it might have been too little time between my post and the action by the State Department, great minds do think alike.  Someone in the State Department does not hate America.  That is great news.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Yes, We Want A Panic!

It again appears that John Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is in over his head.  Kelly recently signed and released two memorandum regarding immigration law enforcement policy.  Overall the memorandum reverse the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty, except in one major area, the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) illegal aliens, a major ongoing blunder by President Trump.  Overall though, the memorandum put meat back on the table for DHS enforcement components.

First, the memorandums. The two memorandums effectively withdraw the infamous Morton Memos that ended interior immigration enforcement in the United States.  All illegal aliens are subject to arrest.  And I can confirm that in the run up to these memorandum, collateral arrests by enforcement components, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) have been making collateral arrests during enforcement actions, which is the arrest of random illegal aliens encountered while searching for other illegal aliens.  Such was prohibited under Barack Hussein Obama and the infamous John Morton.

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.
The Homeland Security Department memos, signed by Secretary John Kelly, lay out that any immigrant living in the United States illegally who has been charged or convicted of any crime — and even those suspected of a crime — will now be an enforcement priority. That could include people arrested for shop lifting or minor traffic offenses.
[US To Expand Pool Of People Targeted For Deportation, Alicia Caldwell, Yahoo/Associated Press, February 21, 2017]

And in a bit of press virtue signally, Caldwell calls for the Treason Bar and Mexico to interfere with the border security plan to force asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for their hearings:

Kelly's memo also describes plans to enforce a long-standing but obscure provision of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act that allows the government to send some people caught illegally crossing the Mexican border back to Mexico, regardless of where they are from. One of the memos says that foreigners sent back to Mexico would wait for their U.S. deportation proceedings to be complete. This would be used for people who aren't considered a threat to cross the border illegally again, the memo said.
It's unclear whether the United States has the authority to force Mexico to accept foreigners. That provision is almost certain to face opposition from civil libertarians and officials in Mexico.

As I pointed out in an earlier post, Mexico can try and interfere with this plan, but America has options if Mexico refuses to accept back asylum seekers or Mexican nationals:

And if the Mexican government wants to play hardball, the U.S. can shut down the border, as it did when Mexican officials were slow to find abducted DEA Special Agent Kiki Camarena.
[In The Streets And The Courts, The Left Plans A Coup. But Trump Can Fight Back, by Federale, VDare, February 14, 2017]

However, as soon as the new enforcement memos were released, saboteurs in DHS were meeting with the Lying Press to advise illegal aliens not to self-deport:

The Trump administration sought to allay fears in immigrant communities Tuesday as it publicly released wide-ranging new guidelines that allow federal authorities to take stronger enforcement actions against illegal immigrants, saying the directives are not intended to produce mass deportations.
Federal officials cautioned that many of the changes detailed in a pair of memos signed by Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly will take time to implement and that other policies that grant agents and officers greater powers will be used with care and discretion.
[Trump Administration Seeks To Prevent ‘Panic’ Over New Immigration Enforcement Policies, by David Nakamura, WaPo, February 21, 2017]

While these new announcements had the capacity in and of themselves to create panic, and subsequent self-deportation, some un-named DHS official did not want illegal aliens to self-deport:

“We do not need a sense of panic in the communities,” a DHS official said in a conference call with reporters to formally release the memos to the public.
“We do not have the personnel, time or resources to go into communities and round up people and do all kinds of mass throwing folks on buses. That’s entirely a figment of folks’ imagination,” said the official, who was joined on the call by two others, all of whom spoke on condition of anonymity to answer questions. “This is not intended to produce mass roundups, mass deportations.”

Again, while it is true that not all illegal aliens can be deported, one of the purposes of enforcement action is to discourage illegal immigration and to cause illegal aliens to fear arrest and formal removal, then thereby leave on their own volition.  Why this un-named official won't go public is interesting and suggests he or she is a saboteur.

The reporter Nakamura has an interesting tweet on the briefing:

Despite this being an apparently official briefing for the press, and not the usual "un-named source," reportage, Nakamura refuses to identify that official.  It appears Nakamura and the WaPo are playing the Washington insider game; in this case Nakamura and others in the press are attempting to influence policy rather than reporting news.  And they are surprised on why people think they are the Lugenpresse.

Contact Nakamura here and ask him why the name of an official briefer on a conference call for large numbers of press officials was not named.

For immigration enforcement to work, as with Operation Wetback, half of those who leave do so out of fear, fear of being arrested and deported.  The Trump Administration needs to realize that.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Stanford Wages War On Alumnun And Free Speech

It should come as no surprise that Stanford has followed the University at California, Berkeley (UCB), in suppressing free speech, and insulting a distinguished alumnus as well.   Just as VDare's conference was cancelled at Tenya Lodge in Yosemite, illegally by the way as Tenya Lodge is a Federal contractor and on Federal property, so did Stanford University, who once thought they were superior to UCB in academics and sports.  But Stanford has been reduced to the also ran to UCB's virulent Cultural Marxism.

Stanford though thinks too much of itself.  It is nothing but the obedient servant of radicals like Jesse Jackson who shut down Western Civilization studies at Stanford and the purile student body recently voted not to bring back Western Civilization.

And this just in – Editor Peter Brimelow’s alma mater, Stanford’s  Graduate School Of Business, just cancelled a debate between Brimelow and Tim Kane of the Hoover Institution to be held by the Stanford chapter of the  Adam Smith Society, citing the destruction of Berkeley as the reason they’ve been scared off.
[ Conference Cancellation Update: Two Rays Of Hope!, Lydia Brimelow, VDare, February 6, 2017]

This is an example of the heckler's veto, or more accurately the terrorists' veto of freedom of speech.  But just as the Terrorist Veto of the speech at UCB by Milo  Yiannopoulos was not so much a Terrorist Veto, but a conspiracy between the terrorists and the UCB administration and the lesbian university police chief to use the threat of violence or violence that was allowed by inaction to occur to squash Milo's speech, so the administrators at Stanford did the same.

But just as the UCB Police allowed the violence in Berkeley to happen, and had the resources to quash to violence quickly and effectively, so the Stanford Department of Public Safety (DPS), a private police department, an accredited and authorized law enforcement authority deputized as Santa Clara County Deputy Sheriffs, but could have easily quashed any violence or provided the necessary security, especially given the Department's bragging about their skill and abilities for presidential visits and major events at the 50,0000 capacity Stanford Stadium.

Braggart Chief Laura Wilson, Stanford DPS Suspiciously Like Another Chief of Police

So, Jonathan Levin's claim that Stanford could not provide security is a lie.  I know this because I worked with the Stanford DPS before, and they can get the job done. And bring a world of hurt on rioters if necessary.  And Stanford could easily forestall any riots or violence by letting students know before hand that such activity would violate the Honor Code and result in expulsion.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Deputize The National Guard To Arrest Illegals?

Why not?  The leaked plan to train and deploy National Guard troops from 11 States to hunt down and arrest illegal aliens was a excellent idea.  While it would have been controversial, the plan would have immediately added thousands of immigration agents to the field to begin deporting the 11-30 million illegal aliens in the United States.

President Trump may mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up illegal immigrants, according to a new report — though the White House immediately called it “false.”
The Associated Press said it obtained a draft memo that outlines a Trump administration proposal under consideration to mobilize troops in 11 states to round up unauthorized immigrants.
According to the wire service, the 11-page document calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as Portland, Oregon, and as far east as New Orleans, Louisiana.
[Trump Team Considers Deploying National Guard For Immigrant Roundup, By Daniel Halper and Bob Fredericks, New York Post, February 17, 2017]

This was something that should have appealed to President Trump.  It is innovative, cost-effective, and would produce results.  Deploying 100,000 immigration officers to the field would have been a game-changer for immigration enforcement.  It would have been something along the lines of Operation Wetback, effectively deporting a million or so illegal aliens within one year, and causing another million or so to self-deport.  Continuing the program over one year would have had a cascading effect, as one or more family members were deported, the rest of the family, usually wives and dependent children, would be forced to leave as their primary breadwinner was deported and with the certain knowledge that the streets are being combed for them as well, they would have self-deported, with most illegals removed from the United States within 4 years.

This would have worked.  The real question is why this did not get to Trump and who quashed it.

Of real interest is that apparently someone in the Department of Homeland Security is reading VDare and Federale.  Other provisions of the memorandum call for expanding Expedited Removal and forcing asylum applicants to remain in Mexico pending their hearings!

Saboteurs Even In The Border Patrol

Reports are out that not everyone in DHS is on board with the new policies enunciated by President Trump.  I predicted resistance, but not from certain parts of the immigration bureaucracy.  It is no surprise to me that there is resistance to the new regime in the U. S. Border Patrol (USBP).  Every organization has its malcontents, and the USBP, despite its authentic and powerful esprit de corps, is no exception. However, I am certain The Resistance, as the Democrats are styling themselves, is small and ineffectual, at least in the USBP.  In any event, they can be smoked out quite easily.

Some border patrol stations have been slow to carry out President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcement executive order and instead have continued former President Barack Obama’s “catch-and-release” policies, according to a union official.
Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told LifeZette that he raised concerns Thursday with U.S. Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello. He said he is confident that issue soon will be corrected.
But Judd said as recently as Thursday, some border patrol stations were still releasing border-jumpers, often without even issuing notices to appear in immigration court hearings. Obama’s policy was to release anyone claiming to have been living continuously in the United States since before Jan. 1, 2014, if they did not have criminal records or active warrants.
[Exclusive: Few Rogue Border Agents Resist Trump Policies, by Brendan Kirby, Lifezette, February 17, 2017]

Frankly though, I did not expect such flagrant insubordination from USBP managers.  While 8 years of Obama did do damage to the USBP, most of the problem was in higher management at headquarters in DC, as exemplified by the rogue appointment of Mark Morgan as the shortest lived Chief of the USBP.  And betrayal is not uncommon at the head of the USBP; David Aguilar was a former Chief, but despised by the rank and file because of his support for amnesty, but he, like Morgan, was a political appointment, but under the much despised Jorge Bush.

So there is a small cadre of America hating agents in the management of the USBP, mostly a segment of the Hispanic presence in the USBP.  Not to denigrate Hispanic USBP agents, but generally, those who oppose the USBP mission are Hispanic, women, Blacks, or homosexuals.  And are also more likely to be corrupt, much more likely than the quintessential white Border Patrol Agent (BPA), like Bill Jordan.  Not to denigrate at all the many Hispanic BPAs who serve aggressively and honorably, like Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos.

I can say from 25 years in Federal law enforcement, there are quite a few time servers and lazy Democrats in the Service who are not committed to mission in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), especially in U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a problem child, of which I have written on the issue of disciplining them and their sabotage of immigration enforcement.

And I would like to ask National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd to forward the names and the Stations of those Chief Patrol Agents (CPA) who are refusing to implement President Trump's orders, so those CPAs can get the publicity they so richly deserve.  Please contact me or VDare directly.

You can also contact the Chief of the United States Border Patrol, Ronald Vitiello, directly via Twitter at @USBPChief, and ask what he is doing about this insubordination.  Sorry, no email.

Remember, sunlight is the best disinfectant!