Thursday, April 28, 2011

Terrorists Rejoice

The NSEERS (National Security Entry Exit Registration System) has been ended by the Obama Regime. The NSEERS system was designed to not only track the entry and exit of aliens from terrorist supporting countries, but also gather intelligence from those aliens as to their various activities that support terrorist groups. The benefit of the detailed inspection of each of the aliens that is that large amounts of intelligence was generated. However, the Obama Regime was not interested in such intelligence as it reflected badly on Muslims and Muslim regimes.

SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is eliminating redundant programs by removing the following countries from, and relieving nonimmigrant nationals or citizens of the following countries from compliance with, the special registration procedures under the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS): Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Eritrea, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Over the past six years, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has implemented several new automated systems that capture arrival and exit information on nonimmigrant travelers to the United States, and DHS has determined that recapturing this data manually when a nonimmigrant is seeking admission to the United States is redundant and no longer provides any increase in security. DHS, therefore, has determined that it is no longer necessary to subject nationals from these countries to special registration procedures, and this notice deletes all currently designated countries from NSEERS compliance.

The main complaint is the labor intensive nature of detailed inspection of these alien threats to the United States and the costs of such inspections.

As many of you know, NSEERS was first implemented in 2002 as a temporary measure in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and was designed to record the arrival, stay, and departure of certain individuals from countries chosen based on an analysis of possible national security threats. The NSEERS registration required approximately 30 minutes in secondary inspection, per person, per arrival; and NSEERS registrants were also required to register upon departure at one of the 118 designated ports of departure, limiting travel flexibility.

The major source of intelligence information was Iranian nationals, who despite the fact that the Iranian Regime is at war with the United States, is major source of immigration, both legal and illegal, as well as perpetrators of systematic immigration fraud and major perpetrators of sanctions busting trade and the illegal acquisition of military technology for Iran and its major sponsors, such as China.

Of course, nothing from DHS related to immigration is complete without the assorted lies that there is no problem and technology is solving everything:

Since NSEERS was created, DHS has implemented several automated systems that capture arrival and/or exit information, making the manual entry of this data via the NSEERS registration process redundant, inefficient and unnecessary. The improved and expanded DHS and Department of State systems capture the same information for visitors, regardless of nationality.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

First, automated entry systems exist, but only collect information provided by the alien's documents and ticketing. It does not provide information from a search of the alien and his personal effects. Nor does it provide any evidence supporting any claim by the alien, such as the nature and details of his travel. Basically, the automated entry system only provides information that the alien wants to provide. What is of more import is the information that the alien does not want to provide or lies about. One gets nothing of that from the automated entry system.

Second, the exit part of the automated "entry/exit" systems does not exist. Ten years after DHS was required to implement an automated system, it still has not developed said system. It relies exclusively on airline provided passenger lists of departing flights and airline collected Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record. However, those two methods are inadequate and do not fully identify departing aliens, especially not illegal aliens, or those aliens who have penetrated airline security by bribery or ethnic sympathy. If illegal aliens can freely depart via airline with no consequences or being identified, of what use is the system in tracking aliens from terrorist supporting countries and their trained terrorist and intelligence operatives.

Worse yet, there is no system for recording anything regarding aliens who depart by vessels, private aircraft, or by land borders. There is no control over those aliens who don't depart by scheduled airlines.

Obviously, the primary beneficiaries of the end of the NSEERS system are Al Queda, the IRGC, and the MOIS. Given the Obama Regime's lack of support for Iranian democrats and its open sympathy for radical Islam in all its forms, that is not surprising.

The Administrative Amnesty Expands

Meet the most recent beneficiary of the DREAM Act, a proposed, but not passed by Congress and signed by the President law, Olga Zanella, and, apparently, her family as well.

Olga Zanella, a Mexican-born college student in Texas, should have started months ago trying to figure out how she could make a life in Mexico, since American immigration authorities were working resolutely to deport her there.

But Ms. Zanella, 20, could not bring herself to make plans. She was paralyzed by fear of a violent country she could not remember, where she had no close family.

Ms. Zanella, who has been living illegally in the United States since her parents brought her here when she was 5, had been trying to fight her deportation for more than two years. She was pulled over by the local police in February 2009 as she was driving in her hometown, Irving, Tex., and did not have a driver’s license. The police handed her over to immigration agents.

Her case looked bleak, but in recent days everything changed. Last Thursday, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement official in Dallas summoned Ms. Zanella and told her she could remain in this country, under the agency’s supervision, if she stayed in school and out of trouble.

Could remain in the country if she stayed in school and out of trouble? Unfortunately there is no authority in the Immigration and Nationality Act for a Department of Homeland Security official to allow an alien to remain in the U.S. in violation of the law if "she stays in school." This is outrageous usurpation of the authority of Congress and contempt for the rule of law. It is without any authority what so ever.

But it gets worse:

Encouraged by the surprising turnaround, Ms. Zanella’s parents and two siblings, who also had been living in the United States illegally, presented papers late Monday to ICE, as the agency is known, turning themselves in and requesting some form of legal immigration status.

So, four illegal aliens presented themselves to ICE to get their amnesty, but strangely, were not given the same benefit as Olga Zanella obtained. But worse, they were not arrested, but allowed to remain in the U.S. illegally. And to add to this, the America citizen aiding and abetting their criminal violations, Ralph Isenberg, was not arrested for his crime.

It is clear that illegal aliens no longer fear the law and openly demand amnesty even without benefit of any Act of Congress. They just demand it from the agency charged with arresting and deporting them.

“It’s an opportunity we are going to take,” Ms. Zanella said in a telephone interview from Dallas. “It’s better than being in the shadows.”

The about-face by ICE in Ms. Zanella’s case is an example of the kind of action Democratic lawmakers and Latino and immigrant groups have been demanding from the Obama administration to slow deportations of illegal immigrants who have not been convicted of crimes. In particular, pressure is increasing on President Obama to offer protection from deportation to illegal immigrant college students who might have been eligible for legal status under a bill in Congress known as the Dream Act.

In an April 13 letter, the top two Democrats in the Senate, Harry Reid of Nevada and Richard Durbin of Illinois, asked the president to suspend deportations for those students. But short of that, the senators asked Mr. Obama to set guidelines by which those students could come forward individually to ask to be spared deportation and to obtain some authorization to remain in the United States. The letter was signed by 20 other Senate Democrats. The Dream Act passed the House but failed in the Senate in December.

Homeland Security officials have said their focus is increasingly on removing immigrants who are convicted criminals. That, in fact, is what an ICE official told Ms. Zanella in explaining the new decision in her case.

The agent said ICE “was supposed to be concentrating on criminals, not on Dream students,” said Ralph Isenberg, a Dallas businessman who advocates for immigrants and made it his cause to prevent Ms. Zanella from being deported. Mr. Isenberg’s challenges to ICE had kept Ms. Zanella in the country even after the final date for her deportation in February.

“As long as I do well in school and stay out of trouble, I will be out of trouble with ICE,” Ms. Zanella said she was told. She has to report to ICE every month.

ICE officials declined to comment on the case, citing privacy policies.

But the illegal action by ICE gets worse. ICE is now recruiting illegal aliens in Florida for the administrative amnesty, including giving the illegal aliens employment authorization:

ICE officials in central Florida recently invited immigration lawyers to bring forward illegal immigrants facing deportation who did not have criminal records, offering provisional authorization for them to remain here and work legally.

All without any authority from Congress. It is the administrative amnesty in full that the radical left is demanding. Amnesty for illegal aliens was rejected three times by Congress, but it is currently being implemented by an lawless Regime.

And, as I predicted, another DREAM Act illegal alien gets amnesty:

On Tuesday, immigration authorities suspended the deportation of Mariano Cardoso, 23, a Mexican student at Capital Community College in Connecticut, according to Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat, who had pressed Mr. Cardoso’s cause. ICE’s decision ended a two-year battle against deportation for Mr. Cardoso.

And yet, the left is unsatisfied:

But nationwide the administration’s deportations policy remains confused and erratically implemented, immigration lawyers said, with many students and immigrants without criminal records being deported.

“The administration needs to make it clear to the public and to the rank and file within ICE that it has a firm and clear policy of enforcing the law within its priorities and discouraging going after cases that are not within its priorities,” said Gregory Chen, director of advocacy for the American Immigration Lawyers Association. “But that is just not happening consistently.”

Ms. Zanella is studying at North Lake College in Irving to become a dentist. The police in Irving never explained why they stopped her and never issued any traffic ticket, Mr. Isenberg said.

ICE agents made no promises to Ms. Zanella’s family. Her father, José Victor Zanella, said: “We are ready to trust in the system.”

You mean trust that Barak Hussein Obama will not enforce the law.

And I wonder when the first immigration attorney will realize that illegal aliens from Central Florida get amnesty, and the ever important employment authorization, but the siblings and parents of Olga Zanella only get non-arrested, but not employment authorization. It sounds like a great equality before the law 14th Amendment based suit. I hope there are some enterprising members of the immigration bar out there to take this to court.

And give the Field Office Director for ICE, Enforcement and Removal Operations a call and let him know what you think of his illegal action:

8101 N. Stemmons Frwy

Dallas, TX 75247

Phone: (214) 424-7800

Monday, April 25, 2011

Confirmed: Newt Gingrich Is A Tool

The tool of illegal alien invaders. Confirmed by the radical leftist immigration bar.

President Obama seems to be playing defense on immigration reform as he tries to blame the Republican Congress for failure to move an immigration bill. Perhaps he's starting to realize that his inaction on immigration has been starting to seriously damage his standings with Latino voters. The most recent Gallup Poll is shows only a 54% approval rating with Latino voters compared to 82% two years ago. In a close election, that could doom the President's prospects for re-election.

So is it really a surprise that at least one Republican candidate for President smells opportunity. Newt Gingrich had a reasonably good record on immigration when he was in Congress. He seemed to be abandoning those views last year when the Tea Party started to rise. But now he seems to be back in his groove. He's supporting legalization, studying Spanish, attending every Latino political forum he can and has even launched a bilingual web site for Latino conservatives called The Americano.

It's way too early to say that the Hispanic vote is in serious play, but President Obama certainly would be wise not to take the vote for granted.

Enough said.

Introducing The Next Obama DREAM Act Administrative Amnesty Recipient

Mariano Cardoso Jr. Illegal alien, potential beneficiary of the still not passed DREAM Act, and still an illegal alien. (h/t American Patrol)

Connecticut's Governor Dan Malloy has joined a grass-roots campaign to stop federal officials from deporting an undocumented immigrant. Malloy says the young man can contribute to the country, and he's proven it.

CBS News correspondent Elaine Quijano reports that when Mariano Cardoso Jr.'s parents brought their ten-22-month-old son to America from Mexico, all the wanted was a better life for him.

Now, living outside Hartford, Conn., the 23-year-old is about to graduate with an associate's degree in liberal arts.

To quote Phil Collins, it is not easy being an illegal alien:

"It hasn't been easy at any step," Cardoso Jr. said.

It's taken him five years to pay for that two-year degree, and he says he's done it without financial aid or tuition assistance. His dream is to become a math professor or civil engineer.

"It has taken me 5 years and every part of it has been because I worked for it and my father worked for it," Cardoso Jr. said.

Now, however, he's in danger of losing it all, because his parents immigrated to the United States illegally. In 2008, federal immigration officials discovered his undocumented status. Now he's due to be deported within 60 days. In his fight to stay, Cordoso Jr. has gained a powerful ally.

"We've made a substantial investment in our society of this young man. I'd like to see that pay off for us," said Gov. Dan Malloy.

Cardoso's case got the attention of Connecticut's top leaders. In a letter, Gov. Malloy asked federal immigration officials to hold off on deporting him.

And from the moron Malloy:

"I think he's an American. He was carried across the border at 22 months. He's as American as anyone who has lived here for 18 years," Malloy said.

No, he is not an American. If he were an American, governor, he would not in deportation proceedings. He is an alien. And, no, just living here does not make you an American. Even those aliens here legally, must submit an application and pass an admittedly easy test. Cardoso hasn't.

Last year, Congress rejected The Dream Act, legislation designed to create a path to citizenship for young people like Cardoso Jr. During that debate, the U.S. Department of Education estimated that more than 50,000 undocumented high school graduates could qualify each year, but in Connecticut, the head of the state GOP says illegal immigrants strain limited resources.

"We can't have illegal immigration continuing to punish state and local governments with millions of dollars of healthcare costs and education costs and public safety costs. You have to follow the rules to be in this country and we shouldn't be promoting rule breaking as well," said Chris Healy, chairman of the Connecticut GOP.

For Mariano Cardoso Jr., the clock is ticking. He says he has no idea what he will do if he's sent back to Mexico, and his life is now caught in limbo.

"I haven't planned," Cardoso Jr. said. "I've been staying hopeful and I haven't made a backup plan in case that happens. I would assume that I would try to get back try to find a way to come back in because there is nothing that is waiting for me over there."

He certainly has planned. He planned to get the Obama DREAM Act Administrative Amnesty. That is why he was not making any backup plans for a life in Mexico. Like Jessica Colotl, Elizabeth Lee, Stephen Li, and a myriad of others, Cardoso is going nowhere, just like his parents, who are also illegal, and they are going nowhere. Just like another set of illegal alien parents. Just more of the Kabuki theater of immigration enforcement.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Why Does This Happen?

Mostly because we don't fingerprint passport applicants.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – For years, the man known as Rafael Espinoza was widely respected as an exemplary police officer who was popular among his peers in Alaska's largest city.

All that ended this week when authorities discovered he was really Mexican national Rafael Mora-Lopez, who was in the U.S. illegally and stole another man's identity, officials charged.

"His reputation here is one of a hard-working officer, one who was very professional," Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew said Friday at a news conference announcing Mora-Lopez's arrest. "The problem, obviously, is he is not Rafael Espinoza."

Soon after the announcement, Mora-Lopez appeared in U.S. District Court in Anchorage and pleaded not guilty to a charge of passport fraud, which carries a maximum 10-year sentence. At his arraignment, Mora-Lopez told a federal magistrate he is 47, even though officials listed his age as 51.

His attorney, Alan Dayan, declined to comment to The Associated Press.

Federal agents processing a renewal request for his passport discovered the alleged fraud. He was arrested Thursday after authorities searched his home and found documents confirming his true identity, officials said.
Mora-Lopez had been employed as an Anchorage police officer since 2005 under the assumed name. Police and federal prosecutors said he doesn't have a criminal record.

"We have no evidence that this individual had at the time been anything other than a good police officer," Karen Loeffler, U.S. Attorney in Alaska said.

The real Rafael Espinoza is a U.S. citizen who lives outside Alaska.

Officials said it's too soon to gauge implications of the case, such as any fallout over Mora-Lopez's court testimony in past criminal trials. Authorities released limited details, saying the case was still unfolding.
Mew said the department conducted a pre-employment criminal background check on Mora-Lopez and he also passed a polygraph test. A national fingerprint check also turned up empty.

The arrest was a "bitter pill to swallow" for many in the police department, Mew said.

There are no immediate plans to file state charges, said John Skidmore, a state attorney. He and other officials stressed that the case was still under investigation.

"At this time, we have no reason to believe, from what we know so far, that this gentleman or this officer's good work for APD has in any way been compromised or questioned," Skidmore said.

U.S. Magistrate John D. Roberts set bond at $50,000, and ordered Mora-Lopez to home-confinement and electronic monitoring. His defense attorney told the magistrate that Mora-Lopez has a wife and child in Alaska and has close ties to Anchorage, where he has lived since the late 1980s.

"He's not going anywhere," Dayan said.

The wife could not be reached by phone for comment Friday.

The passport fraud case is similar to one involving a Mexican national who took the identity of a dead cousin who was a U.S. citizen in order to become a Milwaukee police officer. Oscar Ayala-Cornejo was deported to Mexico in 2007.

Passport fraud is the Achilles Heel of the fight against illegal immigration. All you have to do is show up at a post office with a birth certificate and photo ID. Then you get a passport. No check, no nothing. A solution would be to fingerprint applicants, and the parents of applicants if a minor. This would first discourage, then find, fraudulent applications for passports, either by criminals or illegal aliens. As of now, there is no system that routinely catches such cases.

Oh, and by the way, he is going somewhere. He faces hard time in federal prison. They aren't going to treat him well there. He is most likely on the next plane down Mexico way.

Gun Nuts Betray Constitution

The gun nuts are at it again. They think that aliens have the same rights as Americans. Perhaps the gun nuts at SAF think that aliens should be allowed to vote. If they can own guns, they should be allowed to vote. That certainly follows.

The Second Amendment Foundation is leading a civil action lawsuit in federal district court against Massachusetts challenging a law that denies non-U.S. citizens the right to possess a handgun in their own homes.

Under the current law in Massachusetts, legal permanent residents -- who carry what is commonly referred to as a "green card" -- are not allowed to hold a firearm identification card or license to carry of any kind. Instead, they must apply for a resident alien permit, which allows a person to possess only a “low capacity” rifle or shotgun.

Therein lies the case. The SAF, a non-profit group dedicated to the right to keep and bear arms, and the plaintiffs, believe that under the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution -- which gives Americans the right to bear arms -- there is no language that restricts firearms rights and privileges for lawfully admitted residents based on citizenship.

"One of the fundamental principles in this country is that people have rights," said SAF Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb in a press release. "Among those rights is the right of self-defense, especially in one's own home."

The plaintiffs, Christopher M. Fletcher and Eoin M. Pryal, are lawful residents of Massachusetts who applied for "licenses to carry," primarily to defend themselves in their own home, according to specifics in the lawsuit. Prior to moving to California, Dr. Fletcher lived in the United Kingdom and is described in the lawsuit as an "enthusiastic participant in shooting sports, including training in handgun and rifle proficiency." After his move to Massachusetts, he applied for a license to carry, the suit said.

Pryal is currently a security guard, but he is also from the United Kingdom, serving as a rifleman in the British Territorial Army and as an engineering technician in the Royal Air Force, the court document said. The avid gun collector takes part in a variety of shooting sports, including hunting, while also working part time as an instructor at a firearms school, it said.

Nonetheless, they stressed that self-defense was their principle reason for filing the suit.

"This lawsuit truly illustrates the contradictory and irrational nature of the Commonwealths' firearms laws," Comm2A President Brent Carlton added. "Governor Deval Patrick's administration has broadly supported the immigrant community and noted our dependence on them for our continued prosperity while Massachusetts law treats those same individuals as inherently dangerous enough to justify their exclusion from certain fundamental rights protected by the Constitution of the United States."

Massachusetts has some of the toughest gun legislation in the country. A 2010 report from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence lists the state as having the third strictest gun laws in the nation, behind California and New Jersey. To get a handgun in Massachusetts, a person must pay a $100 fee, have a license application approved by the police, and complete a gun safety course.

Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News host and former New Jersey Supreme Court judge, says the Massachusetts law will be found unconstitutional.

“We are talking about two groups of people, citizens versus legal non-citizens. The government has to treat them the same in the home with respect to self defense.”

Napolitano refers to two U.S. Supreme Court decisions, the Heller Case and McDonald Case, which both interpreted the right to defend yourself with a gun as a fundamental right.

“In both cases the Supreme Court ruled that the right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental right, a natural human right that doesn’t come from our government it comes from our humanity, when the Supreme Court says something is a fundamental right it is not distinguishing between citizens and non citizens.”

The judge also points out that Massachusetts cannot limit legal non- citizens to “low capacity rifles or shotguns.”

“They can make a distinction outside the home but they cannot make a distinction inside the home,” Napolitano said. “ A rifle is far more difficult to use then a handgun. The government cannot say to one class of persons you can use anything you want to protect yourself and another class of persons you can’t.”

Ron Chen, vice dean of the Rutgers University School of Law, also believes that the law will not stand the court challenge.

“Government classifications based on alienage are constitutionally suspect,” Chen said. “I can’t for the life of me think of a reason Massachusetts is going to grant a right to a citizen but won’t it grant it to a legal permanent resident. If they’ve been given a green card, Congress has determined that they are fit to live here forever. [The law] plays into irrational prejudice.”

There have been similar cases like this before, involving concealed weapons permits, successfully lead by the ACLU.

But, as the judge points out, concealed weapons in public has not been ruled by the U.S. Supreme Court and is therefore decided by the states. The only thing the Supreme Court has decided on is a handgun in the home.

While the ACLU has not yet been involved with this particular case, they have supported similar cases involving concealed weapons gun rights and legal permanent residents, most recently in South Dakota and Kentucky.

In South Dakota, a non-citizen successfully sued the state in January, alleging the concealed weapons law was discriminatory. That law, amended in 2002, made U.S. citizenship a requirement to carry a concealed weapon.

In 2008 in Kentucky, a British national successfully sued the state with the help of the ACLU over the same issues. The Concealed Deadly Weapons law in the Bluegrass State was changed so that permanent legal residents could be eligible for concealed carry permits.

“We’re not talking about a gun in school, on the street or in the workplace,” Napolitano said. “We are talking about a gun in the home to protect yourself from someone breaking in.”

The problem is that people just don't think things through. If resident aliens have the same rights as Americans, then there is no difference between aliens and Americans. Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) have no formal or informal loyalty to the United States. They take no oath nor make any declaration that they are part of our commonweal. They cannot be charged with treason, they have no loyalty at all. Most are just here because they had some relative here. Most are on welfare. Most are loyal to their country of nationality and citizenship. Mexicans cheer for their Mexican team at soccer tournaments, not for America, and SAF wants them armed? Have they not seen the former LPRs that were naturalized but participated in terrorist attacks on the U.S.? Do they recall Faizal Shahzad? Najibullah Zazi? The Portland Christmas Tree Bomber? They were all LPRs. Giving them guns is sheer stupidity.

Furthermore, if you give them guns, what is to stop them from voting? Gun nuts are like the radical left, they want there to be no difference between aliens and citizens.

Mike Vanderboegh's Morally Superior People

Black thugs playing the Knock Out Game killed a 72 year old man. But Mike Vanderboegh still thinks whites are morally inferior to blacks (h/t Gateway Pundit):

St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - The funeral for 72-year-old Hoang Nguyen was held at Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church in South City Thursday morning. Police say the Vietnamese immigrant is the victim of a deadly game called the 'Knock Out' game. City leaders are trying to get the word out.

St. Louis police and Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce are tweeting about it, they're talking to community leaders about it, and city leaders are finding out this Knock Out game, where you attack and try to knock out someone vulnerable, may be happening more than they realized.

Hoang Nguyen's death followed an incomprehensible crime in an alley near Spring and Chippewa. According to court documents, Nguyen was punched in his head, causing him to fall to the ground and smack his head against the pavement, allegedly by this man, 18-year-old Elex Levell Murphy, who has been charged with first-degree murder. Another male suspect started kicking Nguyen in the rib cage. And it says Murphy admitted it was part of the Knock Out game. Ward Alderwoman Jennifer Florida attended Nguyen's funeral.

"In the words of Mrs. Nguyen, were 'father, forgive them, for they know not what they do,'" Florida said.

Alderwoman Florida says the pastor explained how she said that at his hospital bed even before he died.

"Their place is trying to find justice trough faith and forgiveness, our opportunity as a community is how do we come together," she said.

Fighting back against crime is what has police tweeting about Knock Out games. Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce is talking about it too.

"Approach an unsuspecting victim and hit them to see if you can knock them out," Joyce said.

Joyce says she doesn't know what's behind it, whether its gangs or not. Joyce says she asked her attorneys to review cases and has learned there have been several of knockout crimes in St. Louis in the last few years. Joyce believes there could be more victims.

"It's possible that this is happening more frequently and it's not being reported, particularly if the immigrant population is being targeted," said Joyce.

She says crimes are not always reported in these communities.

"I just know as a prosecutor, there are some barriers for immigrants to report crimes. They have language barriers, they may not have a phone, they may have some reluctance to get involved with law enforcement," said Joyce.

This is why Joyce is working with the International Institute on Grand to change this, and wants to get the message out that she will prosecute those involved in Knock Out games to the fullest extent of the law. In this latest case, police are searching for three more suspects.

So, just does Vanderboegh justify his claim that blacks are morally superior to whites? For blacks, killing people is a game.

Interestingly enough, even in Vanderboegh's 2nd Amendment civil war, whites are doing all the fighting and dying on both sides. Blacks, Asians, and Jews do not appear in the substance of the story except for the the Thomas Sowell/Clarence Thomas figure of the Black Alabama Attorney General and a detour to an irrelevant story of armed blacks during the civil rights struggle. And the deus ex machina of a Taiwanese general. But there are no blacks, Jews or Asians actually part of the militias that resist the seizure of privately owned firearms. Hispanics, however, are stereotypical drug dealing cartel terrorists. I wonder how that reflects on Vanderboegh's belief system?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Apologies To All

Apparently someone hijacked my email. Delivery of fraudulent emails was blocked by Google. Problem appears to be solved. Too bad that hotmail can't fix the same problem.

Chuy's Goes Down

Illegals actually arrested. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement unusually and inexplicably arrested 40 illegal aliens at Chuy's Mesquite Grill, unlike the hundreds of illegal aliens who work at Chipotle's who were allowed to remain free and unmolested.

PHOENIX - The owners of a restaurant chain with locations in Arizona and California have been indicted on suspicion of hiring illegal immigrants, tax evasion, and conspiracy.

Federal agents raided 15 Chuy's Mesquite Broiler restaurants on Wednesday in both states and served 20 search warrants.

Arizona locations included 7th Street and Greenway, 32nd Street and Indian School and Cave Creek Road and Cactus.

Immigration Customs Enforcement spokesman Vincent Picard says they detained about 40 suspected illegal immigrants who were working at the restaurants.

The father and son owners of the chain of about 20 restaurants and a company accountant were arrested on a 19-count indictment.

The owners were identified as 58-year-old Mark Evenson of Paradise Valley and his son, 39-year-old Christopher Evenson of Oro Valley. The accountant was identified as Diane Strehlow.

"For nearly two years, these defendants are alleged to have knowingly dodged hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes in order to maintain an illegal workforce," said U.S. Attorney Dennis K. Burke.

"Kept about $400,000 from the federal government in tax revenue through the payment scheme that they engineered," said Matthew Allen, ICE Special Agent in Charge. "We believe that our investigation will document that the owners of Chuy's had full knowledge that they were employing illegal aliens."

According to the indictment, the Evensons' hired illegal immigrants for company's kitchen operations. Those who were authorized to work in the U.S. were hired as servers or in other restaurant jobs.

It's alleged that the illegal workers were paid off the books with no taxes withheld or reported to the I.R.S. Authorized workers received payment using normal payroll.

Everyone involved is facing decades in prison and possibly millions of dollars in fines.

Obviously the big difference is that Chipotle hired illegals but did not pay them under the table. Chuy's paid them under the table. However, both knew the people they were hiring were illegal. but no illegals were arrested at Chipotle. And there were no arrests of Chipotle executives. Another difference is that Chipotle's is publicly traded and Chuy's was privately owned. Easier to arrest non-publicly traded company executives, especially since the Chuy's executives were in the weeds making the decision to hire and pay under the table the illegals, while the executives at Chipotle just told their restaurant and regional managers to keep labor costs down. The lower level executives were forced into the pattern of hiring illegals. The executives at Chipotle have then insulated themselves from criminal prosecution. All the illegal activity was committed by others and there is no smoking gun ordering them to hire illegals, just the threat that if they exceeded their labor costs they would loose their jobs. Quite clever, but the usual pattern, Wal Mart undoubted used that strategy when dealing with their janitorial contractors. They got caught, but no one went to prison.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Chipotle Under Criminal Investigation

The result will be a large, but payable fine, just as Wal Mart escaped with a miniscure fine of $11 million.

The federal government has begun a criminal investigation into whether Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. has knowingly hired illegal immigrants at its restaurants, a person familiar with the matter said.

The criminal division of the U.S. Attorney office for Washington, D.C., wrote the burrito chain April 13 seeking documents related to hiring, the person familiar with the matter said. The company recently fired 40 employees at two Washington, D.C., restaurants who allegedly submitted false documents related to their eligibility to work in the U.S., this person said.

It wasn't immediately clear which Chipotle restaurants the document request applied to, or how wide the inquiry is aimed, the person said.

Monty Moran, Chipotle's co-CEO, said the Denver-based chain is "not fully aware of the specific details about how these agencies do their work" but "we will continue to work closely with government officials to answer their questions."

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has for several months been investigating Chipotle restaurants in Minnesota, Virginia and Washington, D.C. After the Denver-based chain of 1,092 U.S. restaurants received its first-ever ICE inspection notice late last year, Chipotle fired hundreds of workers who had submitted false documents.

Bill Miller, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C., declined to comment on specific cases but said his office routinely works with ICE and other federal agencies.

Chipotle is now installing various new procedures for verifying employees' immigration status, Mr. Moran, the co-CEO, said. "We believe our plan will address (ICE's) concerns," he said. "We are working now to roll out those enhancements."

The Chipotle inquiry is part of a government crackdown on businesses suspected of hiring illegal immigrants. Last week, three McDonald's Corp. restaurant managers in Savannah, Ga., were charged with selling to prospective employees identities stolen from U.S. citizens.

Some state and federal lawmakers want to require all U.S. companies to use E-Verify, a government-run electronic database, to verify whether employees are eligible to work in this country. Arizona, Utah and South Carolina currently require employers to use the database.

In mid-February, Chipotle began rolling out E-Verify to restaurants nationwide. It's now in use at all of Chipotle's U.S. restaurants. Previously, Chipotle has relied on employees to fill out I-9 forms containing their identity information, had the hiring manager review the I-9s and supporting documentation, and then had someone from human resources review them a second time.

To further bolster its verification efforts, Chipotle is installing a paperless process for submitting I-9 forms that's supposed to reduce errors, and is hiring dedicated I-9 specialists to perform the second level of review of the documents, in place of general human-resources staff, said the person familiar with the matter.

The company also plans to invite ICE experts to train Chipotle employees on how to identify fraudulent identification documents.

And, still, no illegal aliens have been or will be deported. The fix is in, companies only react to ICE investigations, they continue with their hiring patterns until caught. Small fines are no deterence, nor are criminal investigations unless high level corporate officials go to jail. That just doesn't happen. The only way is to arrest and remove the illegal aliens and their families. The border fence must be built, double or triple layer, not just in Arizona and California, but along the Rio Grande in Texas, where illegals still flood in.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Fix Is In Or Mau-Mauing The Flak Catchers

John Morton, the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has met will groups representing illegal aliens and has apparently promised to reign in the Detroit office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), a component of ICE charged with finding and removing illegal aliens.

Detroit— A top official for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement met Friday with local immigration reform activists and community leaders about complaints agents are "racially profiling" residents.

Community activist Angela Reyes said ICE Director John Morton promised to do a case-by-case and systemic review of the agency's enforcement policies.

Why, because that office is doing their job, arresting illegals. That is obviously unacceptable to the illegal aliens and their representatives. And John Morton agrees.

He also agreed to review ICE's own internal policies and complete the review in 30 days," she said during a news conference following the meeting, which included community and interfaith groups. The meeting with Morton, held at the Dearborn office of ACCESS, was closed to the media.

Morton was not available for comment, but a local ICE spokesman said the meeting went well.

"ICE Director John Morton had a productive conversation with community groups in the Detroit area, and he looks forward to continuing this open dialogue to address any concerns," said Khaalid Walls.

Agrees that illegals should not be arrested and should have been allowed to go on their merry way. There is no reason that Morton should be meeting with those representing the very criminals his agency is charged with identifying, arresting and deporting.

But, like the politicians in the area, Morton believes that illegal immigrants are just part of the community and the President's constituency.

Also Friday, Rep. John Conyers, D-Detroit, called for an investigation into allegations of constitutional and civil rights abuses by ICE agents in the Detroit field office.

"The allegations of abuse and legal violations raised by the Alliance for Immigrants Rights & Reform Michigan and media reports should be of concern to all Americans," said Conyers in a news statement.

The outrage is directed against recent enforcement actions that happened to be near a school, as if illegal aliens have the right not to be questioned and arrested.

The city's Hispanic community has lodged complaints recently about what they call ICE's aggressive enforcement tactics and point to a several incidents, including one March 31 when ICE agents allegedly stalked Hispanic immigrants as they dropped their children off at Hope of Academy on North Campbell near Michigan Avenue.

Isn't aggressiveness and successful arrests what we want from ICE? That is their job. If you don't want ICE out arresting illegal aliens, why have ICE at all? Perhaps John Morton should seek work elsewhere. It is clear that the mission of ICE is not to his liking.

And it appears from Morton's acquiescence to the "community" groups is a foretaste of what will come down the road soon: a slap on the wrist for the Field Office Director for ERO, reprimands for the on scene supervisors and a public apology and promise that ICE will not arrest illegal aliens in or about the sanctuaries for criminals that schools apparently are now.

Public pronouncements from the representatives of illegal aliens apparently has a promise that further enforcement action will be restricted and contained.

Ryan Bates, the director of the Alliance for Immigrant Rights, said Friday that the experiences point to an "abusive pattern" by ICE agents who don't always follow their agency's policies. Bates and others discussed with Morton a list of demands they would like to see ICE meet regarding enforcement.

"We maintain our demand for accountability for those responsible for the pervasive pattern of abuse exhibited by the Detroit Field Office," Bates said. "We look forward to the result of the review. Director Morton said he wants to build trust. Trust starts with accountability."

And by "accountability" they mean abject surrender. Something very likely given ICE's "priorities."