Saturday, July 15, 2017

More Evidence Deep State Operative David Marin Is Fighting President Trump

VDare recently remarked on the Trump Effect on the Weekly Standard and their previous public contempt for immigration enforcement and the "yahoos" who dare to support action against illegal aliens.  [Trump Effect–WEEKLY STANDARD Cover: “On The Immigration Front Lines,” by James Fulford, VDare, July 13, 2017]  James beat me to the punch on this article, but I was happy to see he missed the real import of the article, which gave me the opportunity to provide to VDare and readers of my blog.  Not to take away from James' analysis, which is ever so important, the NeoCons are feeling the heat and acting to protect their position by some Boob Bait For Bubbas, a mildly pro-enforcement article.  Perhaps to match their recent article on Japan, concluding that Japan doesn't need more immigration, yet.

The real import of the article though is that while this writer was confident that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), will be at the forefront of support for President Trump, along with the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP), there still are Deep State saboteurs in ERO that are fighting a rearguard action against the new enforcement program.  And leading those Deep State agents is David Marin, Field Office Director, Los Angeles Field Office, ICE ERO.

Deep State Saboteur David Marin Dressing Up In His Ninja Gear To Play A Deportation Officer

Back during the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty, Marin was one of the enforcers of the amnesty among his staff in Los Angeles, mandating only criminal aliens will be deported.  And he was happy to be the face of that policy.

Now he plays the tough guy to the public, though not as tough as he plays in public statements.

Although ICE could arrest Delgado and his wife, the presence of the 16-year-old boy creates a problem. By law, they can’t leave him by himself. Instead, officers decide to arrest just Delgado and follow up later with his wife. They let him put on jeans and a shirt, handcuff him, and lead him across the street into the back of a Dodge Grand Caravan. A half-mile away, to avoid any crowds that might form at his house, officers take Delgado out of the van, search him thoroughly, attach a waist chain, and remove his belt.
David Marin, a former marine who is the head of enforcement and removal operations for ICE’s L.A. field office and is one of the two agents media are allowed to identify from this ride-along, explains the decision to take Delgado into custody: “Both have been previously deported. This is somebody who shouldn’t be in the country.” he says. “We explained to him, ‘You have no right to be here. You’ll have to come with us.’ And he asked, ‘What about my wife?’ ”
[The Immigration Frontlines, By Tony Mecia, The Weekly Standard, July 17, 217]

And worse yet, Marin would be happy with fewer arrests that those described in the article:

Looking back on the day’s work, Marin, the local ICE head of enforcement, says catching three of six targets and two others is “representative of our daily operations. That’s what our guys are doing every single day.” He says it was a success because nobody got hurt.
He says he would be happy even if his team didn’t catch as many as they did today: “Even if we just caught one, that’s still one criminal alien who we removed from the country who is not going to commit any more crimes.”

And that should not come as a surprise.  The Los Angeles Field Office of ICE ERO has been a black hole of immigration enforcement ever since Marin came on as a senior manager there.  His career there has been one of managing declines in arrests.  There are over 1 million illegal aliens, officially, but obviously more, in the geographic area covered by the ICE ERO Los Angeles Field Office.

And look at the accompanying graphic that the Weekly Standard provided.  From 2012 to today, arrests under Marin's management have declined precipitously, from over 25,000 a year to a little more that 5,000 so far this year.  If this rate continues, Marin will have made the number of arrests close to the total in 2005.

These numbers show that David Marin is not only enthusiastic about arresting illegal aliens, but is part of the problem.  He just doesn't like doing his job and will do what is necessary to keep arrests down.  He doesn't want to frighten the illegal aliens, he doesn't want to do raids, he doesn't want to do sweeps, he just doesn't want to do what is necessary to deport 1 million illegal aliens under his jurisdiction.

Time for Thomas Homan, ICE Director, to find someone who does.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

New Evidence Vindicates Lonnie Schwartz

Lonnie Schwartz is the victim of a deliberate campaign by the Obama Regime to intimidate Border Patrol Agents and other immigration law enforcement officials into backing off doing their job. The Obama Regime and the Cultural Marxists in the #LyingPress started a campaign in 2014 to augment the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty by discouraging immigration arrests by public intimidation and false accusations of excessive force.  [Violence Against The Border Patrol: Whose Side Is Obama On?, by Federale, VDare, June 27, 2017]  The campaign was #FakeNews as all the shootings that were so controversial were all later declared justified two years later.  [News, Good And Bad, In The Obama Regime War On The Border Patrol, by Federale, Federale Blog, July 30, 2016]

However, the Obama Regime decided to single out a Border Patrol Agent for punishment by process, Lonnie Schwartz.  The Regime knew he was innocent, and allowed and encouraged the press to print lies about the shooting incident.  The plan was to lie to the public and sacrifice a straight white male to the Mexican lynch mob.  In this case, the alleged victim, Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, also known as The Rat, innocent teenager at 16, was just walking home from the store, much like the thug Trayvon Martin.

Not Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, But Similarly A Criminal

Elena Rodriguez’s family claims that at the time of the shooting, the teen was simply walking to his home four blocks away. The ACLU has since filed a federal civil lawsuit on behalf of his family, arguing that the agent used excessive force when he opened fire.
“The Elena Rodriguez Family is grateful to the DOJ [Department of Justice] for this first step in the pursuit of justice, and remain steadfast in their resolve to seek full transparency from the U.S. Border Patrol on behalf of Jose Antonio,” Luis Parra, the attorney representing Elena Rodriguez’s mother, told the Associated Press. 
[Border Patrol Agent Indicted In Fatal Shooting Of Mexican Teen, by Amanda Sakuma, MSNBC, September 24, 2015]

We now know that Araceli Rodriguez, Jose Elena Rodriguez' mother was lying.  The whole story was contrived.  Little Jose was a thug throwing rocks at Border Patrol Agents as part of an apparent drug smuggling attempt.

A Mexican teenager killed by a Border Patrol agent in Nogales five years ago was throwing rocks at agents before he was shot to death, prosecutors concede in recently filed court documents. 
Documents filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office prosecuting Agent Lonnie Swartz for second-degree murder confirm for the first time that 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez was throwing rocks from Nogales, Mexico, onto the Arizona side of the border before he was shot.
"The government will not dispute at trial, that (Elena Rodriguez) was one of apparently three individuals who, based on the video, were throwing rocks over the fence," the motion by the U.S. Attorney's Office states. "Likewise, the government will not dispute that this conduct was apparently an effort to assist the two subjects on top of the fence who were trying to successfully drop down onto the Mexican side of the border after smuggling two bundles of marijuana into the United States."
[Teen Killed By Border Patrol Agent Was Throwing Rocks Before His Death, Federal Prosecutors Concede, by Rob O'Dell, Arizona Republic, July 10, 2017]

So, despite years of claiming that there was no rock attacks on Schwartz, other Border Patrol Agents, and police officers at the scene of the drug smuggling attempt, the government now admits their lie: Schwartz and others were under attack with deadly force.  Rocks can kill. And they are a strategy by drug and alien smugglers to prevent arrests and seizures.

Now that the lies spread by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona have been exposed, it is time for Attorney General Jefferson Sessions to order Elizabeth Strange, the Acting United States Attorney for the District of Arizona to drop the charges against Schwartz and end this travesty of justice.  Stop Strange from becoming the latest Angela Corey, the harridan who persecuted George Zimmerman.

You can contact Strange here:

Two Renaissance Square 40 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004-4408
(602) 514-7500

This prosecution of Schwartz was a lie from the beginning and he was a sacrificial offering to the demons of diversity and illegal immigration, the two lodestars of the Democrat Party.  Free Lonnie Schwartz!

And it is time to prosecute Rodriguez for lying about what Jose Rodriguez was doing during the smuggling attempt.  She should be prosecuted for violation of Title 18 United States Code, Section 1001, False Statements.

Liar Araceli Rodriguez

She should also have her visa revoked.  And to no one's surprise the vile racist Mexican thugs who championed Jose Rodriquez' cause, claiming he was an innocent youth, are now saying his criminal and deadly attacks on Border Patrol Agents does not matter.  They just play the race card, or La Raza card.

Legally speaking, this revelation is a big deal because the family and their lawyer had disputed that Elena Rodriguez was throwing rocks before he was shot in 2012. They shouldn't have done that. Already the family is facing an uphill legal battle to bring their son's killer to justice.
But there is no dispute now. A kid threw rocks and was gunned down by a good American soldier...
Does anyone really believe the agent’s life was in danger by rocks being thrown from across the border that couldn’t reach him?
Because we’re talking about a Mexican being killed on Mexican soil. And we know that a Mexican life isn’t worth much – not even our outrage, right?
[Díaz: Border Patrol Agent Murders A Kid, But Who Cares? He Was Mexican, by Elvia Diaz, Arizona Republic, July 10, 2017]

The vile Elvia Diaz can be reached here: and at (602) 444-8606. She even denies that rocks can hurt anyone despite the evidence they do. Ask her if she will volunteer to be hit with a rock in the head. Clearly she won't.

We are in a war, Mexican revanchists like Diaz want white Americans killed and imprisoned for no reason other than they are white Americans.

An Opportunity Presents Itself For ICE

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement And Removal Operations (ERO) has an opportunity in Colorado.  The Colorado program for illegal alien driver's licenses is about to start and the offices for the tens of thousands of illegal aliens to apply for those licences is limited.  This presents ICE ERO the opening to make thousands of arrests and discourage illegal aliens from remaining in Colorado and the United States.

Colorado’s driver’s license program for people living in the U.S. illegally has been hobbled since its start three years ago, and efforts to fix and better fund the initiative have been caught in partisan gridlock.
An application backlog, possibly years long for some, is estimated to run in the tens of thousands. Just three Division of Motor Vehicles branches across Colorado offer the licenses, and in a year only one in the Denver area might be left to serve the entire state.
Now things are scheduled to get even worse: During the next few months, the program — which one national observer called a “nightmare scenario” — will send about 11,000 people who need to renew their licenses back into the jam-packed line.
[Colorado’s Driver’s License Program For Immigrants Already Has Problems, And They’re About To Get Worse, Jesse Paul, Denver Post, July 10, 2017]

Besides a photograph of an illegal alien getting her license, the program actually provides ICE ERO the opportunity, besides raiding the there facilities for illegal alien applicants, to subpoena the records of all the current licenses issued to illegal aliens by using DHS Form I-138, Immigration Enforcement Subpoena.

Illegal Alien Rosalva Mireles Smiles For The Camera, She Should Smile For Her ICE Booking Photo

You can contact the ICE ERO Field Office Director John Longshore here:

Denver Field Office
12445 E. Caley Avenue
Centennial, CO, 80111
Phone: (720) 873-2899

Remind him that all illegal aliens are subject to arrest per Thomas Homan, Acting Director of ICE. Longshore needs to buck up his arrests for the Fiscal Year and he can augment those arrests easily by staking out the Colorado DMV offices that provide licenses to illegal aliens and by subpoenaing those DMV records.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Sabotage Confirmed, Deep State Operatives In ICE Fighting Trump

The radical left and Cultural Marxists have obtained the February U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement And Removal Operations (ERO) memorandum that repealed the whole of the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty.  It is a radical document that ends what this writer identified as non-feasance in the enforcement of immigration laws, the failure to perform official duties, as the major issue at the source of the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty, and originating in the Jorge Bush Administration.

While this memorandum dates back to February 2017, it expands on the repeal of the Morton Memos and the other various attacks on immigration law enforcement by the Obama Regime.

The head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement unit in charge of deportations has directed his officers to take action against all undocumented immigrants they may cross paths with, regardless of criminal histories. The guidance appears to go beyond the Trump administration’s publicly stated aims, and some advocates say may explain a marked increase in immigration arrests.
In a February memo, Matthew Albence, a career official who heads the Enforcement and Removal Operations division of ICE, informed his 5,700 deportation officers that, “effective immediately, ERO officers will take enforcement action against all removable aliens encountered in the course of their duties.”
[ICE Officers Told to Take Action Against All Undocumented Immigrants Encountered While on Duty, by Marcelo Rochabrun, ProPublica, July 7, 2017]

This is a significant expansion of ICE ERO's mandate to fully enforce the immigration laws of the United States.  Importantly, no leeway is given to the field to ignore certain "sympathetic" illegal aliens.  However, for some reason main DHS did not let the public know about the extent of the expansion of the arrest responsibilities of ICE.  It is significant as many ICE ERO officials have been publicly denying any such expansion and even denying that non-criminal aliens would be targeted, but only arrest if casually encountered during arrests of criminal aliens.

At the forefront of a public face denying the intent to target and arrest all illegal aliens is David Marin, Field Office Director, ICE ERO, Los Angeles, CA.  He has been identified before by this writer as someone actively sabotaging immigration enforcement by encouraging non-criminal illegal aliens to no fear being arrested.  [Is ICE Field Office Director David Marin A Deep State Agent For Illegal Aliens?, by Federale, VDare, April 25, 2017]

Also identified as less than enthusiastic in enforcing immigration laws was Clinton Johnston, Assistant Field Office Director for ICE ERO in San Diego.  [Enforcement Is Up Under Trump, But Not Up ENOUGH, by Federale, July 4, 2017]  Both Johnston and Marin seem less than enthusiastic about arresting illegal aliens.  That is a problem.  I identified ICE ERO as a Trump ally in the DHS bureaucracy, and I stand by that, as evidenced by whinings of the Peruvian Rochabrun.

The top leadership at ICE is on board with immigration enforcement, as is the rank and file, as this writer described, much to the chagrin of the illegal alien lobby personified by Rochabrun.

A spokesman with ICE said Albence’s directive did not represent a break with Kelly’s stated aims, and was consistent with current agency policies.
“The memo directly supports the directions handed down in the executive orders and mirrors the language ICE consistently uses to describe its enforcement posture,” the spokeswoman, Sarah Rodriguez, said in a statement. “As Secretary Kelly and Acting Director [of ICE] Homan have stated repeatedly, ICE prioritizes the arrest and removal of national security and public safety threats; however, no class or category of alien in the United States is exempt from arrest or removal.”

And the Cultural Marxist Rochabrun and his ilk are not happy that civil servants are enthusiastic about the work they do:

Both Homan and Albence are career employees who have worked for decades helping the government enforce immigration laws. Before Homan was promoted to lead ICE, he led ERO, with Albence as his assistant director.
“I expect that the agency believes that there is no one in the White House or DHS that is going to tell them ‘No. Don’t do this,’” Bier said. “And without an effective check in the administration we are going to see arrests being made without any regard to prioritization...”
Homan has so far served as a vocal supporter of Trump’s ramped up immigration enforcement. Last week, he even made an appearance at a White House press briefing.

So, it is time for Homan and Albence to call Marin and Johnston on the carpet for their lack of enthusiasm.  Homan, as head of ICE, which includes both ERO and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), also needs to address the failure of HSI to increase arrests of illegal aliens. This writer knows that HSI Special Agents-in-Charge in the field and the ICE Office of the Principal Legal Advisor in headquarters, including the Principal Legal Advisor Offices in the field, are actively sabotaging administrative and criminal arrests of illegal aliens by HSI Special Agents by requiring prior approval of administrative arrests of illegal aliens, while at the same time Deportation Officers of ERO are free to make arrests of illegal aliens for both administrative and criminal offenses.  I would suggest to Homan that he have a frank discussion with his SACs and Tracy Short, the ICE Principal Legal Advisor, about their sabotage and failings.  Perhaps they would be more happy working elsewhere.  Homan should also have a word with Peter Edge, Executive Associate Director of HSI, who has failed to see that HSI gets back in the immigration enforcement business.

Peter Edge, Not Actually Arresting Illegal Aliens

Tracy Short, Leading The Fight Against President Trump And Not Arresting Illegal Aliens

It is time for Homan to take action against the saboteurs in his own agency.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Racist Trump Deports White Man, But Lets Hispanic Woman Stay

Not certain what is going on with the Trump Administration.  Recently a high profile illegal alien was deported.  The press and politicians were screaming for his protection, but the Trump Administration held firm, and John Cunningham was deported.  Kudos to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Enforcement and Removal Operations (ICE ERO).

A prominent Boston man nabbed by ICE last month for overstaying his visa by more than a decade has been sent back to Ireland, and the city’s Irish community is still worried about further deportations, an advocate said.
John Cunningham, 38, was a Brighton-based electrical contractor and chairman of the Gaelic Athletic Association before he was detained June 16 for overstaying a 90-day visa that he used to enter the U.S. in 2003. Cunningham left on a commercial flight Wednesday night, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Shawn Neudauer.
[Boston's Irish Community On Edge After Contractor Is Deported, by Dan Atkinson and Brian Dowling, Boston Herald, July 07, 2017]

John Cunningham, Deported White Wetback

Cunningham entered on the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), a legal means for certain aliens from certain countries to enter the United States for business or tourism for 90 days without obtaining a non-immigrant visa, and that program prohibits those aliens who use it from any appeals system in deportation cases.  Cunningham was unceremoniously removed with no appeals, and as it should be, because that is what the law says.  There was a great hew and cry after his arrest, but he was soon deported.  The real question is why has the Trump Administration continuously released illegal aliens who are not white like John Cunningham, even those aliens who entered on the VWP and are subject to deportation without appeal?

Case in point, the, dare I say White, Hispanic Lesbian Daniela Vargas. who entered the United States on the VWP, was arrested by ICE ERO, but eventually released.  She was not deported like Cunningham was.  Why not?  Is there a double standard for Hispanics and other non-Whites who violate immigration law or the terms of the VWP?

Angry Lesbian Hispanic Wetback  Daniela Vargas Not Deported

Or is it that the Trump Administration is slowly getting tougher on illegal aliens?  I hope it is the later, as this story shows:

President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed lax immigration prosecution measures put in place by former President Obama.
Under Operation Streamline, a fast-track prosecution program for illegal alien border-crossers will seek criminal prosecution for first-time border-crossers.
During the Obama years, only repeat border-crossers were prosecuted as criminals under Operation Streamline.
Now, the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice seek to deter first-time illegal crossers.
[Trump Reinstates Criminal Prosecution For First-Time Border-Crossers, by John Binder, Breitbart, July 5, 2017]

Time for Trump to go whole hog on immigration enforcement.  As his success in the campaign against #FakeNews and CNN is successful, RussiaGate fall apart, and his Alt-Right speech in Poland, he has inoculated himself against attacks by the media if he ends the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  It was more than likely the possibility of bad PR was the major reason that Trump did not end DACA immediately, and the pernicious influence from certain quarters of course.  It was just too big an issue.  But now with the Meme Wars going well and the bias of the media showing, he has an opening. Time to end DACA! Si Tu Puede!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Time To Arrest Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan

The Zuck is back in the news again.  And the Trump Administration did not take my advice to arrest him, Bill Gates, and assorted other minions of theirs who are conspiring to aid, abet, and assist illegal aliens to remain in the United States.  This writer suggested the arrests to then President-Elect Trump back in November as the radical left doubled down on amnesty and support for illegal aliens quite openly and flagrantly.  [DHS Should Arrest President Candy Marshall and Her Co-Conspirators For Harboring Illegals, by Federale, VDare, November 26, 2017]

Criminals Zuckerberg and Chan

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have donated millions of dollars via the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative to TheDream.US, a program that will award over 100 college scholarships to illegal immigrants in the Bay Area.
The donations have been spread out over the past several years, and the 139 scholarships given out are part of a concerted effort to ensure that 400 young illegals will attend college in the region by 2020. The “dreamers,” as they are commonly known, are not eligible for federal financial aid, private scholarships, or other grants, so cannot generally afford college. TheDream.US believes that it is a shame to “waste [their] talent.” Tania Wilcox, the program’s director for college partnerships, said that the organization “truly believes that an education is so important for people to be able to contribute to this community and this nation.”
[Facebook’s Zuckerberg and Wife Help Illegal Immigrants with College Tuition, by Jack Hadfield, Breitbart, July 4, 2017]

Zuckerberg and Chan have been joined by a bureaucrat, from the 4th tier San Jose State University, Mary Papazian.

Bureaucrat and Criminal Mary Papazian

Mary Papazian, the president of San Jose State University, argued that the illegal students have a “real sense of drive and purpose… with just a little support, it’s really incredible what they can do.” San Jose State is set to receive more than 40% of the scholarship recipients this year.

Sadly, the Trump Administration has not yet moved against these criminals.  Zuck, Chan, and Papazian are liable under Title 8 United States Code, Section 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv). Bringing In And Harboring Illegal Aliens:

(iv) encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law

All three, and the others identified previously should be arrested and prosecuted.  President Trump can also move against those schools that enroll and provide assistance to illegal aliens administratively by striking at their revenue stream, legal foreign students in the United States on F-1 visas.  San Jose State is particularly vulnerable to cutting off foreign students.

Next in line were UCLA and UC Berkeley, which each had more than 6,000 international students in 2014, or close to 15 percent of their student body. In the California State University system, San Jose State had the highest number of international students, at 3,600, or 11 percent of its student body. 
[California’s Foreign Student Population Explodes Over Decade, by Phillip Reese, Sacramento Bee, May 19, 2016]

President Trump can order the Department of State to stop issuing student visas to colleges and universities that enroll illegal aliens.  He has this authority as part of his authority to see that the laws of the United States are faithfully executed and his plenary authority over the issuance of visas.  In the recent Supreme Court decision, Kerry v. Din, the court said that aliens outside the United States have no constitutional claim to even an immigrant visa, much less a temporary non-immigrant visa. Moreover, persons or institutions in violation of the laws have no right to government largess.

It is time for President Trump and Attorney General Sessions to act against the plutocrats and bureaucrats who think they are above the law.

It's Only A Mediocre Start

Supposedly immigration arrests and deportations have skyrocketed.  That is not true.  Immigration enforcement in general has only increased slightly.  Despite much hooplah, DHS has not deployed it's forces for a concerted crackdown on illegal immigration.  And various enforcement components continue to administer some aspects of the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty.

The number of targeted immigration arrests in San Diego has returned to levels from before former President Barack Obama changed enforcement priorities in late 2014.
That’s in large part because of the broadened priorities mandated by President Donald Trump in a January executive order, according to Greg Archambeault, San Diego field office director for Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations.
Obama’s priorities focused on people convicted of felonies or multiple misdemeanors. Trump’s policy includes people charged with any level of crime and those who have final orders of removal, meaning an immigration judge has already signed off on their deportations.
[Targeted Immigration Arrests In San Diego Area Have More Than Doubled Under Trump, by Kate Morrissey, Union-Tribune, July 3, 2017]

Now the uninitiated might see that as a major improvement, arrests doubling from the Obama years, but a closer reading is that arrests have returned to a level under Obama, a level from 2014.  While early 2014 had a higher level of arrests than 2015 and 2016, still under Obama, one must remember that the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty began immediately in 2009, and this writer identified the policy of non-enforcement, the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty, in April 2009, only three months into the Obama Regime.  Early in the Obama Regime the word went out to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to back off enforcement.  And as the years went by more and more illegal aliens, and where illegals were physically, were off the table as enforcement targets or areas where enforcement was allowed to take place.

So, doubling arrests, to a level only three years ago, is not much of an achievement.  One understands that not everything can be done in a few months, but bringing arrests up to a previous Obama level is not much of an achievement, even though staffing levels at ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) is at its highest level ever.

From February through May of this year, San Diego’s fugitive operations team has arrested 547 people, according to data from ICE. That’s more than double the total for the same months last year, at 242, or the year before, at 267. In 2014, before Obama narrowed immigration enforcement’s priorities, San Diego’s fugitive operations team arrested 540 people in the same time frame.

And we have a few hints as to why.  The Trump Administration is continuing to target criminal aliens, rather than illegal aliens in general.

“We’re still focusing on criminals, but we’re not confined to them,” said Clinton Johnston, assistant field office director for Enforcement and Removal Operations in San Diego. “It’s the ability for us to enforce the law across the board.”

Focusing but not confined.  Hardly the words that express a systematic plan to enforce immigration law.  It is more half assing it.  If we run across a generic illegal alien we will arrest them, but were not looking for them is a better way of putting it. Furthermore, there is not much enthusiasm for the regular illegal aliens as evidenced by a policy continuing certain aspects of the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty, to whit, immunity from arrest for illegal aliens who are single parents or who are with children.

The man, Emilio Sotomayor, came peacefully, leaving his partner and their two sons in the house.
Depending on the situation, ICE officers don’t always take a target into custody, Johnston said. If the person is a sole caregiver to children, officers weigh that with the likelihood of a public safety issue. They might give the person a notice to appear in court instead of driving them downtown. Since Sotomayor’s partner was home, this wasn’t an issue in his case.

Now in criminal law enforcement, whether State, local, or Federal, whether a person subject to arrest is the sole "caregiver" to dependants is not a consideration when making an arrest for a crime, nor should it be one in immigration enforcement.  Local cops routinely arrest single parents.  If the children are present, such as if the arrest occurred in a home, or away from home, such as at a car stop, the police call a relative to come get the children or whatever is the local child protective services agency.  The policy of not arresting illegal aliens with dependant children is a new policy, an Obama policy, part of the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty.  It exists only to limit the number of arrests of illegal aliens, not for any "public safety" concern.  Nothing is stopping Deportation Officers from ICE ERO from picking up their cell phones and calling the county agency charged with dealing with abandoned children.  For Clinton Johnston's information, San Diego County Child Welfare Services (CWS) can be reached at (858) 694-5191.  All the other law enforcement agencies in San Diego County use it, why not ICE ERO?

You can contact Johnston here and inquire:

San Diego Field Office
880 Front Street #2232
San Diego, CA, 92101
Phone: (619) 557-6117


What needs to be done is to begin targeting illegal aliens in general.  Missing from the current DHS plan, if you can call it a plan, is worksite enforcement.  Note the absence of complaints of worksite raids in the press.  Why, because ICE has yet to develop and implement a strategy of worksite enforcement of laws that prohibit illegal aliens from working in the United States. This is again symptomatic of the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty.  Worksite enforcement declined precipitously under the Obama Regime and nothing has changed of late.

Additionally, President Trump has not prepared and issued the necessary executive orders to the Commissioners of the Social Security Administration and the Internal Revenue Service to begin information sharing with ICE to identify illegal aliens using fraudulent Social Security Numbers, those numbers assigned to other persons, or using Taxpayer Identification Numbers for unlawful employment or tax returns filed by illegal aliens. Such a executive order could identify not only employees but employers of illegal aliens and do so with little or no cost to the government.  But it is not been done, nor has this writer heard of any orders to the field to increase worksite enforcement.

It is understood that the Trump Regime is just beginning. But unlike with other hostile Departments, ICE, especially ICE ERO is generally staffed by Trump supporters.  There is no Resistance in ICE ERO to deal with.  There is enthusiasm in ICE ERO for their mission of arresting illegal aliens.  But merely getting back to the highest level of Obama Regime arrests is no accomplishment and they could be doing much better.  How about targeting illegal aliens in general? Create a panic, use tactics that are off the board right now, such as checkpoints, which are currently used by the Border Patrol. Almost all of that which is holding back expanded immigration enforcement is self-imposed. A limited mind and imagination.  This I say to President Trump: Free your mind!