Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Ebola Amnesty

The new justification for amnesty for West Africans?  1,000 dead from Ebola.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced an administrative amnesty for illegal aliens from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

Brietbart August 15, 2014 by Caroline May
U.S. Immigration Benefits Extended To Nationals Of Countries Battling Ebola
The agency overseeing immigration to the United States announced new immigration relief measures to nationals of the countries battling Ebola who are living in the United States.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Friday announced that immigrants from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone currently in the United States are eligible for a number of immigration benefits in the wake of the ongoing Ebola epidemic in their home countries. 

And here is the key, USCIS will "deem" an illegal alien from those countries to be here legally, so they can apply for a new status, which is illegal.  Aliens unlawfully present cannot adjust status in the United States.

According to USCIS, if requested, benefits for such immigrants include:
Change or extension of nonimmigrant status for an individual currently in the United States, even if the request is filed after the authorized period of admission has expired;

And the illegal aliens will get expedited service, not expedited removal, ahead of legal immigrants and their U.S. citizen sponsors.

Expedited adjudication and approval, where possible, of requests for off-campus employment authorization for F-1 students experiencing severe economic hardship;
Expedited processing of immigrant petitions for immediate relatives (currently in the United States) of U.S. citizens;
Expedited adjudication of employment authorization applications, where appropriate;

And they do not have to pay the associated fees when applying for these and other benefits.

Consideration for waiver of fees associated with USCIS benefit applications.

Consideration means that the fees will be waived.  Another administrative amnesty.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Rich Lowry Spinning Furiously

After a week of publishing screeds from National Review Online's resident illegal alien, and my personal nemesis and on whom I have declared kanly, Kevin Williamson, as well as Charles Cooke, and Jim Geraghty, Rich Lowry suddenly got the old-time NRO religion on race relations.  All it took was a night of rioting under the new, non-militarized, policing policy.  Geraghty is the curious one, as he is NR's inside baseball reporter on the practice of politics with a column titled The Campaign Spot, which may excuse his ignorance of law enforcement and race issues, but that is no justification for his stupidity in his Ferguson column.

First, Lowry:

NRO August 16, 2014 by Rich Lowry 
New Police Tactic in Ferguson: Betray Local Business Owners 
We’ve been told for days now that that the reason there was rioting in Ferguson is because protesters were “provoked” by militarized police. I agree with some of my colleagues that cops should look like cops (see Kevin’s excellent piece here), and it is deeply unsettling to see police atop armored vehicles training weapons on protesters. On the other hand, there is no justification to throw projectiles at police, no matter what kind of uniforms they are wearing or what kind of vehicles they have, nor is there any justification for destroying or stealing other people’s property. 
Now, we’ve had a real world test of the “provocation” thesis. The highway patrol came in with a much softer and friendlier posture and it seemed to work Thursday night in reducing tensions, but it didn’t last night. Shamefully, the cops evidently stood by while looters destroyed and stole things. We’ve heard an awful lot about the function of police in our society the last few days. Well, how about this as a function? Protect the property of innocent people. 

And:

NRO August 16, 2014 by Ryan Lovelace 
An ‘Impromptu Street Festival’ Turns into a Riot in Ferguson  
Friday night started festive, but after midnight, cops did nothing to stop the start of looting.  
Ferguson, Mo. — The protests in Ferguson started off not somber or angry on Friday night, but instead celebratory. Then, as the night wore on, the protests grew violent and looters ransacked local stores... 
Protesters wandered through the streets drinking and smoking without fear of retribution from the cops. Missouri State Highway Patrol captain Ron Johnson tells NRO that he, St. Louis County Police chief Jon Belmar, and other police had decided to stay away from the center of Friday night’s protest on West Florissant Street — near the destroyed QuikTrip — because the situation appeared stable and he didn’t want people to think something had gone wrong. Johnson and Belmar were stationed with police at the Ferguson Market and Liquor store parking lot. 
As the night turned to morning, looters approached the market, and police reportedly were ordered to “stand down” and allowed looters to take over the liquor store, St. Louis County Police told Fox 2 in St. Louis. Looters set fire to a Domino’s Pizza, hit the liquor store, and broke through a beauty store. Much of the looting took place after 1 a.m. on Saturday morning, and storeowners told CNN they were frustrated that police did not intervene. 

There we have it, hands-off policing as advocated by Cooke and Williamson.  The result was predictable, more rioting by black thugs.  It should be no surprise as Captain Ronald Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol was photographed earlier with Bloods gang members. It appears that Johnson was protecting his fellow blacks from arrest.


Note the Bloods gang members identified by their red bandanas and red baseball caps.  Red is the color of the Bloods.

Here is Williamson:

NRO August 14, 2014 
Looks That Kill
The second principle is “to recognize always that the power of the police to fulfill their functions and duties is dependent on public approval of their existence, actions, and behavior, and on their ability to secure and maintain public respect.” He called this “policing by consent.” The policeman, in Peel’s view, was a citizen: “The police are the public and that the public are the police, the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.

The conclusion then is that blacks have withdrawn their consent from policing, which would only be news to the eternally dense Williamson, since blacks long ago embraced crime as a political response to white Americans.  The police in black areas are an occupation army, as blacks no longer consider themselves part of the American nation.  If your response to the shooting of a convicted felon caught fleeing from a strong-armed robbery is to riot, then you are not part of the commonweal.

Such stupidity is no surprise from Williamson and Cooke, but what was shocking was the posting from Jack Dunphy, who in his long career with the Los Angeles Police Department, given a wood shampoo to many a black rioter.

NRO August 15, 2014 by Jack Dunphy 
Ferguson and the Unwritten Contract between Police and the Community 
When the Ferguson officer drove onto the block and saw Michael Brown and his friend walking down the middle of the street, he expected them to move to the sidewalk as soon as they realized a police car was approaching. When they didn’t, the officer took it as a violation of the contract, even a challenge. Which in a way it was. 
What happened after that has yet to be fully revealed, but if it’s true that Michael Brown was 35 feet away from the officer when he was shot, I can’t imagine a set of facts that would justify it.  
Still, even if the shooting is as unjustified as some are claiming, how this translates into a license to pillage the neighborhood escapes me.

One would think that Dunphy, who defended the California Highway Patrol officer who had a video-taped scuffle with a crazed homeless black woman wandering on a freeway would have defended the officer in Ferguson as well, but he, like Rich Lowry, was too busy positioning himself early in the issue.  Too bad breaking news has shown Michael Brown was fleeing a strong-armed robbery when he was shot.  Dunphy should have held his tongue, for as usual, the cultural-Marxist narrative has fallen apart.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Iranian Immigration Judge In Hot Water

A. Ashley Tabaddor, one of the kritarch triumvirate, has pushed the limits of legal ethics, even for the Holder Justice Department.  Tabaddor has been ordered by the Executive Officer for Immigration Review (EOIR) to recuse herself in all cases before her involving Iranian nationals.  This is no surprise, as "ethnic" immigration judges have a collective horrible reputation for dispensing favoritism to their co-ethnics throughout the immigration system.

Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans August 12, 2014
Judge Ashley Tabaddor Files Suit against Department of Justice for Violating First Amendment and Civil Rights Act of 1964
August 12, 2014, Los Angeles, CA –  The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) was today informed of a suit filed against the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) by Judge Ashley Tabaddor, an immigration judge for the U.S. Immigration Court. In this suit, Judge Tabaddor challenges an order that indefinitely recuses her from hearing cases involving Iranian nationals, citing that the order violates her First Amendment rights of free speech and association. The suit also notes that the order is racially discriminatory under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  

Interesting that Tabaddor claims racial discrimination as the basis for her lawsuit; is she claiming she is white and was discriminated against, or is she some new unknown race that Middle Easterners like herself want to be?  She has shrilly claimed to not be white, despite the legal definition of Persians, among others, as white by the U.S. Census.

The PAAIA appears to be a front for the Shi'ite dictatorship in Iran, harping in a Soviet manner about "friendship" between nations.

The lessons derived from the Cold War propose that more assets should be dedicated to cultural and educational exchanges. Such exchanges with Iran will uphold positive features of American society and help cultivate the good will of the Iranian people towards America.
The Iranian American community is in a unique position to help the citizens of Iran and the United States constructively engage with each other. PAAIA’s annual surveys have shown that U.S.-Iran relations are the single most important issue on the minds of Iranian Americans, and that many frequently travel to Iran and/or have relatives still living there. Furthermore, the evolving political climate in Iran, if it continues on its current path, puts the Iranian American diaspora in a much better position than in any prior period since 1979 to help the citizens of Iran and the United States constructively engage with each other. 

However, the PAAIA lets slip that Tabaddor considers herself a "leader" in the Iranian community.

The suit, Tabaddor v. Holder et al., charges that the DOJ based its disqualification order on racially-motivated and discriminatory criteria, specifically Judge Tabaddor’s Iranian heritage and her leadership role within the Iranian American community.

Well, if she is a leader of an ethnic or national group, then legal ethics prescribe that she recuse herself to avoid the appearance of impartiality, a serious ethical issue for both real judges and the pseudo-judges of the EOIR.  One cannot both be a leader in a particular ethnic community and claim that leadership has no appearance of a lack of impartiality.  It is clear that Tabaddor considers herself an Iranian first, as Iranian-ness appears to be her major concern in public life.

In desperation, Tabaddor and her Iranian attorney, Ali M. M. Mojdehi,  created a new race for the law suit:

18. Judge Tabaddor is Iranian-American. Her race is Near East Asian, Middle Eastern and Persian. Judge Tabaddor is culturally Muslim. 

Even more interesting is that she is "culturally" a Muslim.  The 1964 Civil Rights Act does not protect cultures, as it does race or religion.  And it is clear that Islam is not that important for Tabaddor, as she does not claim to practice the Muslim religion.  This lack of religious practice is probably the reason that the lawsuit does not identify any particular evidence that she was discriminated against by race or religion, even though the lawsuit claims discrimination based on three factors:

52. Judge Tabaddor’s nationality, race, and/or religion and association with the same, were the sole and/or motivating reasons for the recusal order. 

Note the "and/or." apparently her crackerjack attorneys can't decide which of the three was the reason for the alleged recusal order.  Occam's Razor then leads us to the obvious, it is the appearance of a lack of impartiality that motivated the recusal order.

Which brings us to the obvious, immigrants in the United States have not been acculturated and have an obvious dual loyalty.  In this case, the dual loyalty is treasonous in that Iran has been waging war on the United States since 1979.

The solution, beside denaturalization and deportation of Tabaddor, is the first step, impeachment.


Tabaddor is the face of dual loyalty.  As Holy Scripture teaches, one cannot serve two masters.  From Matthew 6:24, Douay-Rheims:

No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will sustain the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. 

Tabaddor cannot both serve the Iranian community as a leader and the American people  as an immigration judge who is tasked with ordering the deportation of Iranians.

The big hint here is that the PAAIA refers to her as Judge Ashley Tabaddor, while in the lawsuit, she is required by law to user her full name, Afsaneh Ashley Tabaddor.  Clearly she is trying to downplay her Persian identity before the American people, but gets caught up by her lawsuit.

Impeachment is the answer to many problems derived from lawless Presidents to disloyal kritarchs.











Thursday, August 14, 2014

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

Rick Perry has been rightly criticized for his policy on illegal immigration.  However, he is an ambitious politician.  Perhaps his self-interest is exhibiting itself on the immigration issue.

NYT August 6, 2014 by Manny Fernandez
Texas Bolsters Border Patrol With Its Own
MISSION, Tex. — Along the Rio Grande here, the suspected smugglers trying to slip into the United States have certainly noticed their adversaries on the water: burly commandos in black-and-white boats mounted with .30-caliber machine guns and bulletproof shields. The patches on the officers’ camouflage fatigues identify them not as federal Border Patrol agents but as another breed of law enforcement entirely.
Texas game wardens.

And Texas Highway Patrol Troopers as well, and, in fact, the THP is providing the boats for the patrol.

And compare the commitment Texas has to border security on the Rio Grande with that of the U.S. Border Patrol:

Unarmed U.S. Border Patrol boat on the Rio Grande

Texas Highway Patrol boat with six, yes six, machine guns on the Rio Grande

And the Texas Highway Patrol is not afraid to dish it out the Mexican drug smugglers and coyotes:

The game wardens have seen high-risk action on their patrols on the border. One was recently struck by a rock, and another was assaulted as he fought with a smuggler resisting arrest. One June morning in 2011 near Mission, drug smugglers trying to protect a raft loaded with marijuana threw rocks and fired up to six gunshots at officers. The game wardens, Texas Rangers and Border Patrol agents answered with a barrage of gunfire, discharging 300 rounds.

300 rounds down range into Mexico.  That is ballsy.  This is something to follow, this aggressive enforcement by the Texas boat patrols could impact illegal immigration, and cause Obama and Holder to look at charges against the troopers and game wardens for killing Mexican drug smugglers.

Importantly, Perry could use this issue to ride to victory in 2016, but too bad he won't be governor soon.  Perhaps his aggressive policy is too late.  Perhaps he should have run for another term.  This could have made him President.  Perhaps it will make Greg Abbott President.


The face of victory in the war on illegal immigration? Time, and the will to win, will tell.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

People Of The Gun Gunning For Your Freedom

People of the Gun don't like to be called gun nuts.  They say it is demeaning.  However, the People of the Gun are on a jihad against Christianity and freedom of association, and irony of ironies, just a few blog posts after claiming that freedom of speech is guaranteed by gun ownership.  It appears that People of the Gun, e.g. gun nuts just don't get it.  They think they can sacrifice the First Amendment to the race hustlers, jihadis, and immigrants with the hope that the gun nuts get eaten by the crocodile last.  Something this blog has warned about repeatedly about, remember, lots of people of the gun did not back up George Zimmerman when he had the temerity to shot Obama's son.

The Truth About Guns August 7, 2014 by Dan Zimmerman
Achtung! Ve Haff Rules At Shooting Clubs Here In Deutschland!
“Germany’s shooting clubs pride themselves on being bastions of tradition, with many tracing their roots to the early 19th century and the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars. Members don traditional uniforms to practice their marksman skills.” Another tradition they practice (although apparently not as rigorously as they used to) is restricting membership to Christians. Mithat Gedik, a German of Turkish ancestry, did after all, manage to gain membership. The problem came when he had the effrontery to win his local gun club’s Schuetzenkoenig championship title...
After what Reuters describes as “national outrage” ensued, the National Association of Historic German Shooting Brotherhoods, the national umbrella organization, did a quick 180, goose-stepped up the the nearest microphone und announced that Gedik could, in fact, keep the title he’d won fair and square.

Of course, it is, shall we say,  chutzpah, that the people who whine when someone says "gun nuts" turns around and implies that Germans are genetically predisposed to genocide and goose stepping. That is all in good humor apparently.  Clearly Zimmerman's Teutunophobia is showing.  One wonders about the source of this irrational hatred and contempt for the German people, especially given his blog's concern with those who demean gun owners.

But while the gun nuts are thinking that the racial grievance industry and immigrants will allow them to remain once they take power, we know that is but delusion.  One cannot buy peace with the race hustlers, and gun nuts need to learn this.

Here is some bad news for those of the rainbow gun nuts nation and Zimmerman, who might be a little light in the loafers.  Also, the fact that homosexuals voted for Obama in overwhelming numbers:

National Journal September 26, 2014 by Ronald Brownstein
Stark Divide Between Blacks, Whites on Gun Control and Health Care
On gun violence, the United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll found broad public support that transcended racial, and in most cases partisan, lines for an all-of-the-above approach that included ideas traditionally favored by both the Left and the Right. Majorities of those surveyed said each of six approaches tested "would have a serious impact in reducing mass shootings."
But minorities embraced all of the ideas even more emphatically than whites, with the gap especially pronounced on initiatives topping the priority list for gun-control advocates. While whites split fairly closely on whether banning assault weapons could seriously reduce mass shootings (53 percent said yes, while 45 percent said no), minorities were unequivocal: 68 percent thought a ban would help, while only 29 percent disagreed. Just 47 percent of whites, compared with 67 percent of nonwhites, thought that limiting the size of ammunition clips would help. (While half of whites thought such limits would not have much impact, only one-third of minorities agreed.) There was broader agreement on the value of "background checks for all legal gun transfers, including those between private individuals," but minorities were particularly enthusiastic: Fully 84 percent of them said it would have an impact, while 72 percent of whites agreed.

Read and weep gun nuts.  Immigrants and non-whites support gun control.  And they vote consistently for Democrat candidates like Obama and Hillary.  If there is not freedom of association, then there will be no freedom to own a firearm.  Time for gun nuts to get on the band wagon for immigration control as Gun Owners Of America has, and to realize that freedom of association and Christianity unpin the American ideal of ordered liberty bequeathed by our Founding Fathers, white Christian heterosexual slave owners that they were.

Here, by the way, is what Muslims do with guns:



You might think that particular Turk, Mithat Gedik, is a good Muslim.  Think again about the Turks:


This is what Turks do with guns.  Ask any Armenian, well, not any Armenian...


Thursday, August 7, 2014

RINOs Rush To Legitimize The Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty

Below the radar of the ongoing controversy over immigration, well below even the machinations of John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Marco Rubio to legislate an amnesty for illegal aliens, is an attempt by lower level Republicans In Name Only (RINO) to impose the most egregious aspects of the Regime’s Administrative Amnesty on the nation.  Cleverly, the separate legislation, House Resolutions 4279, and 3846 to authorize U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Victims Unit, known formally as ICE Homeland Security Investigations (ICE HIS) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), are being touted merely as an effort to formalize the current administrative division of immigration and customs law enforcement authority granted to the then newly created Department of Homeland Security.  The Homeland Security Act of 2002 (HSA) did not authorize what came to be known as Immigration and Customs Enforcement; the Act did create a Directorate of Border and Transportation Security (BTS)  in Section 401, a Frankenstein monster of mixed missions and a huge bureaucracy.  Interestingly enough, the United States Customs Service (USCS) was transferred wholesale with its name as well in Section 411(a), but later the USCS was renamed CBP without lawful authority.  So, it is with some justification, that CBP needs to authorized by law. 

The Hill March 24, 2014 By Pete Kasperowicz


House Republicans are making a push to authorize key border security functions of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), giving members a chance to weigh in on controversial issues such as deportation policy and border security.

It will also be the first formal authorization of these programs since the department was created in 2002, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.) has introduced legislation to authorize Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Miller, who chairs the Homeland Security subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, is also planning a third bill authorizing the U.S. Coast Guard…

Aides said moving new authorizing legislation through Congress will allow members to fine-tune the agencies as the bills move to the floor. Some of these issues could lead to disputes between the parties, as they've been battling over ways to balance immigration and border enforcement.

For example, Miller's ICE authorization bill, H.R. 4279, was introduced last week. It will give Congress an opportunity to authorize ICE's functions, including its deportation policy.

The last is an interesting claim, as ICE has been functioning for 12 years without what the article calls authorization.  Of course, that is not quite correct.  ICE was not authorized, but its function was.  Strange, but true, as ICE was an administrative creation by the Bush Administration as the aforementioned BTS was too unwieldy to function in the real world.  It had to be broken down into smaller administrative units, however the first Secretary of DHS, Tom Ridge, and the first Undersecretary for BTS, Asa Hutchinson, made several major errors in the creation of the bureaucracy structure after DHS and BTS were created.  However, the HSA itself contributed to their mistakes.  The Congress, without input or direction from the Administration, made their own errors.  Firstly was the failure of the HSA to create a what at the time was called “One Face At The Border,” the idea that immigration and customs law enforcement at the border would be unified under one agency, and expand that concept to all of immigration and customs law enforcement whether at the border or in the interior. 

Unfortunately, the HSA took one tack at the border, but the opposite tack in the interior, creating the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to administer benefits applications as a separate organization from either interior immigration enforcement or immigration enforcement at the border. 
The result of a badly researched and written HSA combined with incompetent early administration of the Department resulted in the created of five separate bureaucratic structures devoted to either both immigration and customs law enforcement, or immigration law administration.  The resulting structures were the United States Border Patrol (USBP) which enforced customs and immigration law at the borders, but was a part of CBP; CBP’s Office of Field Operations (OFO), the sole bureaucratic structure that implemented “One Face At The Border” which combined the immigration, agriculture, public health, and customs inspection and enforcement of the legacy USCS and the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service at Ports-of-Entry, those places where goods and people are inspected upon arrival to the United States, whether land border posts, airports, or seaports; ICE HSI; ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations; and USCIS.  What exists now is five separate agencies that maintain separate immigration and customs law enforcement policies, procedures, and legal interpretations.  This fractured nature creates competing policies and priorities that even under strong leadership at the Secretary level is impossible to effectively coordinate.

Another major failing of the HSA was that there was no creation of a vertically and horizontally integrated customs and immigration law enforcement entry.  In fact, there was in the Act Section 441 and 442 that created the Bureau of Border Protection (BBP) that came close to a vertically integrated enforcement agency, but in an end run around the law itself, Ridge and Hutchinson created first ICE Office of Investigations and Detention and Removal Operations, the forerunners to ICE HSI and ICE ERO, and ignored Section 442’s instruction to include the USBP and inspection functions in one Bureau, the BBP. 

However, even BBP was conceptually a failure by Congress.  It firstly failed to mandate the creation of a single agency by recognizing the independence of the Office of Border Patrol, and failed to mandate the creation of a single agency for the patrol, investigation, inspection, intelligence, and deportation functions of DHS.  Furthermore it acceded to the demands of the Treason Bar to create a separate agency for the administration of immigration benefits, which because so much fraud is involved by applicants and their attorneys, is an integral function of immigration law enforcement. 
The separation of immigration enforcement from immigration benefits by Congress was a major victory for the Treason Bar, illegal aliens, and terrorists.  What DHS needed was an immigration and customs enforcement professional law enforcement agency integrated both vertically, e.g. a command structure that leads from one leader down, with policy, personnel, training, and promotion implemented from the top down, as well as integrated horizontally, with separate sub-missions and skill sets spread across the agency but still answerable to one command structure, not five as is the current structure.  This new agency should be built analogous to a major metropolitan police department or county sheriff’s office where to the public there is one face, that of the uniformed officers, plainclothes investigators, and command structure responsible to a single person, the chief or sheriff, responsible to the public.

This is what DHS is lacking.  It has separate fiefdoms where there is little or no cooperation, but much rivalry and competition.

However, the RINOs running the House of Representatives are moving the opposite direction.  The two HRs currently under consideration have been written to establish in law the failure of Ridge and Hutchinson to implement the HSA’s BBP by legitimize the administrative creation of ICE HSI, ICE ERO, CBP, and the OFO.  And implicit in the legislation is the endorsement of the Obama non-enforcement of immigration law, and in particular, the creation of ICE SVU, e.g. a law enforcement agency ostensibly dedicated to immigration and customs enforcement, but instead authorized to go far afield from enforcement of Title 8 of the United States Code, those laws governing immigration and Title 19 of the United States Code, those laws governing customs.

Instead, Representative Miller decided to endorse the ICE SVU policy of not enforcing immigration law and broaden ICE SVU’s authority well beyond immigration and customs law enforcement.

Congress.gov


(2) have the power to investigate and, where appropriate,
        refer for prosecution, any criminal violation of Federal law
        relating to or involving—

Here of course is the first problem: “…any criminal violation of Federal law…”  That is just not necessary.  If one has an agency dedicated to immigration and custom enforcement, such as ICE HSI, restrict its mission to violations of Title 8 and Title 19, with the addition of Title 21 USC, Chapter 13, the Controlled Substances Act, as related to drugs immediately imported to the United States.
However, Miller sought to endorse non-border related enforcement as well as poaching on or duplicating the missions of other Federal agencies, such as the FBI, the DEA, and the Secret Service.
                   
 ``(A) border control and security, including the prevention of the entry or residence of terrorists, criminals, and human rights violators;
Section A is all well and fine, but Title 8 already covers illegal immigration, entry or deportation of terrorists.  What is does is endorse the failure of ICE SVU to arrest the 99.99% of illegal aliens who are not terrorists.  It also poaches on the primary mission of the FBI which is to prevent terrorism.  If we already have a Federal agency dedicated to counter-terrorism, why, other than support, do we need to give ICE SVU that mission and the authority to ignore routine immigration law enforcement.  There is no reason for this.  The FBI has a mission, that mission should not also be the top priority of ICE.

                    ``(B) customs, trade, or import or export control,
                including the illicit possession, movement of, or trade
                in goods, services, property, contraband, arms,
                instruments of terrorism, items controlled or
                prohibited from export, pornography, intellectual
                property, or monetary instruments;

Section B gives a twofer:  Poaching on the mission of the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, which is charged with export control, and investigating child pornography, another mission generally assigned to local police and to the FBI.

                    ``(C) transnational money laundering or bulk cash
                smuggling;

Strange, the legacy USCS Operation Greenback, its money laundering investigation was transferred in 2003 to the FBI. 

                    ``(D) immigration or naturalization;

So, finally we get to immigration law enforcement, apparently only the fourth priority of ICE SVU, but one would think that immigration law enforcement would be the first priority of an agency called Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  But just for the record, ICE SVU has been ignoring Title 8 violations for most of its existence.  Immigration fraud is its lowest priority.  Here the proposed legislation does nothing to force ICE SVU to improve its poor record in investigating criminal violations of immigration law.

                    ``(E) gangs or criminal syndicates engaged in
                transnational criminal activity;

The purpose of this remains a mystery as the FBI and DEA investigate international drug cartels.

                    ``(F) chapter 40 or 44 of title 18, United States
                Code, or other violation relating to firearms,
                explosives, or other destructive devices involving an
                alien;

This is poaching on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives and Really Big Fires.  Does ICE SVU have a case of Waco and Ruby Ridge envy?

                    ``(G) the employment or abuse of an alien,
                including trafficking and peonage, labor violations,
                sexual exploitation, pornography, prostitution, or sex
                tourism;

Well, ICE already should be administratively arresting and deporting any illegal alien, not just those involved in the sex industry.

                    ``(H) identification, travel, or employment
                documents;
                    ``(I) unlawful use of personal information,
                including immigration document fraud, when such use
                relates to or affects border security, terrorism,
                customs, immigration, naturalization, trade, travel, or
                transportation security; and

This one is very strange.  Is ICE SVU going to replace the TSA?

                    ``(J) travel security;

It is readily apparent that RINO Miller is carrying the water for the Regime, explicitly endorsing the Regime’s policy of using ICE SVU to investigate every Federal and State crime other than immigration crimes by her proposed legislation.  Time for this legislation to be defeated and replaced with genuine reform:  the creation of a vertically and horizontally integrated immigration and customs law enforcement agency.

Just as immigration law enforcement is a low priority of Miller’s ICE SVU legislation, similarly immigration law enforcement is explicitly mentioned in the companion act for CBP:

Congress.gov
(c) Duties.--The Commissioner shall--
            ``(1) ensure the interdiction of persons and goods
        illegally entering or exiting the United States;
            ``(2) facilitate and expedite the flow of legitimate
        travelers and trade;
            ``(3) detect, respond, and interdict terrorists, drug
        traffickers, human traffickers, criminals, and other persons
        who may undermine the security of the United States;
            ``(4) safeguard the borders of the United States to protect
        against the entry of dangerous goods while facilitating and
        expediting the flow of legitimate trade and travel;
            ``(5) oversee the functions of the Office of International
        Trade established under section 402 of the Security and
        Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 (19 U.S.C. 2072;
        Public Law 109-347);
            ``(6) enforce and administer all customs laws of the United
        States;
            ``(7) develop and implement screening and targeting
        capabilities, including the screening, reviewing, identifying,
        and prioritizing of passengers and cargo across all
        international modes of transportation, both inbound and
        outbound; and

Notice that Paragraph 6 gives CBP the authority to enforce and administer all customs laws of the United States, but does not similarly give CBP authority to enforce and administer all immigration laws of the United States.  In fact, the USBP, which once had authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act to enforce all immigration laws, both criminal and administrative, has its authority to make criminal arrests for Title 9, 19, and 21 violations apparently removed.

(3) Duties.--The United States Border Patrol shall--
                    ``(A) serve as the law enforcement office of United
                States Customs and Border Protection with primary
                responsibility for interdicting persons attempting to
                illegally enter or exit the United States or goods
                being illegally imported to or exported from the United
                States at a place other than a designated port of
                entry;
                    ``(B) deter and prevent illegal entry of
                terrorists, terrorist weapons, persons, and contraband;
                and
                    ``(C) carry out other duties and powers prescribed
                by the Commissioner.

Instead of the endorsement of the Regime’s Administrative Amnesty, any reform of DHS components should propose that the model and core of a new immigration and customs agency be the United States Border Patrol.  Real reform will merge ICE SVU, CBP OFO, USCIS, and ICE ERO into one law enforcement agency authorized to enforce Title 8, Title 19, and Title 21, as related to drugs brought directly to and across the border, conduct criminal and administrative investigations of immigration and customs violations, apprehend and remove aliens unlawfully present, conduct inspections of arriving persons and goods, and adjudicate all applications for benefits by aliens.  The USBP already has an vertically and horizontally integrated command and control structure, immigration and customs law training, a law enforcement esprit d’corps, and can easily expand its functions, provided those functions are restricted to immigration and customs law enforcement as well as benefits administration.  There will be resistance from ICE and USCIS, but a strong leadership could easily remove those recalcitrant employees unable or unwilling to perform immigration and customs enforcement.  It would take five or more years to integrate all functions into one uniformed agency based on a large metropolitan or county agency, but in years past, USBP agents were the core cadre of the legacy INS.  It could and should be again.


True reform should also include expand and mandate use of expedited removal, add non-feasance to the responsibilities of the DHS, end the illegal and unconstitutional DACA and other amnesty policies, and restrict the parole authority of the executive. The primary problem is the Regime at this point but Congress is supreme in the area of legislation. It has a responsibility to reform immigration law enforcement in the United States.  RINO Miller is not reforming immigration law enforcement, but endorsing the Regime’s abandonment of immigration enforcement.  And impeachment is the answer for this obstruction of immigration law enforcement by the Regime. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

ICE SVU Raids A Flea Market

But not for the illegal aliens who congregate there and fake green cards that are sold at flea markets, but to seize counterfeit merchandise.

TribLive August 5, 2014 by Brian Bowling
Feds Seize Half-Million In Bogus Goods At Flea Market
A raid on about 15 vendors at a popular flea market in Rogers, Ohio, netted more than $500,000 worth of counterfeit merchandise, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency announced Tuesday.
The July 25 raid of the Rogers Community Auction seized several thousand items billed as designer merchandise such as UGG boots, OtterBox cell phone cases and NFL jerseys.

And hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spent on a criminal investigation by ICE SVU, resulting in no arrests.

No charges have been filed. About 1,600 vendors sell goods at the Rogers Community Auction, which has 70 acres for parking, according to its website.

It appears that ICE SVU is still the hand maiden of the NFL and the MPAA.