Tuesday, October 30, 2012

MANVI Is A Bad Idea

Unsurprisingly the neo-cons at Commentary have endorsed the restart of the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MANVI) program.  MANVI evolved out of the disastrous decision to include instant citizenship for aliens who enlist in the Armed Forces of the United States in legislation passed immediately after 9/11.  Of note is that those who join the French Foreign Legion only earn French citizenship after 3 years of service with honor and fidelity, a much more sensible program that instant citizenship regardless of moral quality.  And Legionaries are at least are the tip of the spear, not some REMF as we shall see.  It is certainly not a good idea to give out a reward for a term of service before the term is completed.  Buyer beware.

Contentions Blog October 29, 2012 by Max Boot (Who else)
Pentagon Makes the Right Call on Immigrant Enlistment
The same might be said of the Pentagon, which has finally, after a long delay, done the right thing with regard to letting immigrants sign up for the armed forces even if they lack green cards.
This program, known as Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI), was a big success during the one year it was in existence, from 2009 to 2010. As the New York Times notes, in the first class of 1,000 immigrants, one-third had master’s degrees or higher and on average they scored 17 points higher (out of a total of 99) on an entrance exam. Fully one-third went into the Special Forces, which is not easy to get into. And among those initial enlistees was Sgt. Saral Shrestha, a Nepalese immigrant who was just named the Army’s Soldier of the Year. 

Interestingly enough the initial rationale for MANVI was twofold; to reward aliens who enlist at the start of the War on Terror for their service and to attract more enlistees.  The implication is that all these alien enlistees were serving on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan and such a reward would be just and good for the great risk to life and limb they took.  Just as in WWII, alien veterans of the U.S. military could gain citizenship by service, usually in the front lines.

However the holes in the program soon became evident.  First, there is no term of service to the reward citizenship.  Aliens were instantly eligible for citizenship and the additional benefit of expedited processing of applications which are not scrutinized.  Importantly legal permanent residents with serious security problems were allowed to enlist and flew through the citizenship application process without the scrutiny that regular applicants for naturalization receive, little though that is.  But even less for service men and women.

More importantly, while illegal aliens cannot enlist, and the program was sold to Congress implying that only long term legal permanent residents would be the source of aliens gaining citizenship, many illegals have fallen though the gaps and obtained enlistment, which they then exploit by applying for naturalization.

Then came MANVI which expanded, without legal authorization, the access to the Armed Forces by aliens who were not legal permanent residents.  Boot mentions asylees and refugees, but  both those groups are eligible for legal permanent residency after one year in the United States so there was no pressing need to offer then the added benefit of citizenship and in any event were eligible to enlist anyway.  But significantly MANVI expanded the policy to non-resident, but legally present aliens in non-immigrant categories.  Basically aliens in the United States in student or employment categories, like terrorist Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, also known as the Rat, or one-time H-1B serf later naturalized Faisal Shahzad.  Hardly a group of aliens one wants to recruit from.  And once a terrorist or terrorist sympathizer is naturalized it is virtually impossible to denaturalize that person.  

And neo-con extraordinaire Boot makes a lame argument for the program.  He says that these instant-American super soldiers are what America needs in the Global War On Terror.  However the Soldier of the Year he sites as evidence of nothing.  Shrestha, the Soldier of the Year is, well, as is said, not quite the tip of the spear: he's a leg in a support unit for Special Forces as a power generation equipment repair specialist.  Hardly doing the work American's won't and being trained in generator repair is not worth American citizenship, even the devalued citizenship that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services hands out like candy.  He is in rear with the gear, REMF, fobbit, Saigon-cowboy style, not putting hot lead on target.

But all that might not be the real reason the neo-cons and their Red friends want so many foreigners in the Army now.  Just as General George Casey declared that the terrorist act by Muslim Nidal Hussein Obama...ehr...Major Nidal Hussein at Fort Hood should not threaten the Army's diversity racketeering, so the current four star Ann E. Dunwoody, commander, U.S. Army Materiel Command, commanding the MANVI program, who states on the Army web page that she "...credits diversity for strength of Army."  This coming from a four star who never held a combatant command much less heard a shot fired in anger.  

And it is the diversity nonsense and electing a new people that appears to be the rationale behind MANVI.  It certainly is not for trigger pullers, much less Pashtoon linguists.  Take a look at the list of languages, and certain restrictions on linguists it is searching for as part of this program.  While we might need some Arabic and Dari speakers, I don't think we really need any Nepalese speakers, especially in the sand-box, nor is there any great demand for Sinhalese, Haitian-Creole, Thai, or Tamil speakers.  And just what do we have the Defense Language Institute for anyway?  And why the racist restrictions on French speakers:  "French (limited to individuals possessing citizenship from an African country)"  If you just need a linguist, any French is French.  Don't tell me that a Senegalese is going to have some special French that works in Congo.  Clearly no white French speakers, or any other whites, are wanted by Generals Dunwoody and Casey in Today's Army Of One Strong.

So, the Army and the neo-cons are as one on diversity and electing a new people.  You would think that the Army would concentrate on breaking things and killing our enemies, but it appears that diversity is more important.  I for one would much rather hear the lamentations of their women rather than give them precious American citizenship.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

ICE Bunko Squad Not Investigating Illegal Voting By Aliens

The great Secretary of State of Colorado is in the news again.  He has exposed 300 additional aliens who voted illegally.  (h/t Election Law Center)

TimesOnLine.com  October 23, 2012 by AP

There are 300 more suspected noncitizens on Colorado's voter rolls, Secretary of State Gessler announced Tuesday in the latest chapter of a contentious national debate over what Republicans say is vulnerability in the voting system.

The latest figures are from the 3,903 people who received letters from Gessler's office questioning their citizenship in August. During a first round of checks, Gessler said 141 others were found to be possible noncitizens based on a federal immigration database.

Gessler's office said it has mailed letters to people believed to be ineligible voters, alerting them about the database findings so they can verify their citizenship or voluntarily remove their registrations. He has also forwarded their names to county clerks for any potential challenge at the polls if they show up to cast ballots.

And guess for whom these illegal voters are casting their ballots:

Of the 441 identified as suspected noncitizens, 232 are unaffiliated, 163 are Democrats, and 37 are Republican. Gessler's office has said they did not look at party registration when checking the voter rolls for possible fraud.

No surprises and the usual suspects are opposed to illegal voting, but also opposed to enforcing laws against illegal voting by aliens:

"It's suspiciously close to the election for someone who has been so partisan for this kind behavior," said Ellen Dumm, a consultant working for voting rights in Colorado.

Dumm said everyone agrees ineligible voters shouldn't cast ballots. But she argued that Gessler should focus on more important issues, like making sure the secretary of state's office website functions properly to allow people to register to vote, and coordinating with clerks on election issues before November. She said the 441 figure amounts to a "rounding error" in the greater scheme, considering there are 3.5 million registered voters in Colorado.
And just where is ICE SVU?

ICE SVU Expanding To ICE Bunko Squad

In its ever continuing effort to avoid immigration related criminal investigations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Victims Unit (ICE SVU) has decided to eschew sex crimes for the even less import illegal local gambling investigations. 

The Baltimore Sun October 24, 2012 by John Meoli

Baltimore County Police on Wednesday morning executed search warrants on 10 online gambling and sweepstakes businesses, including Hot Spot Sweepstakes in the 1300 block of Goucher Boulevard in Towson.
In a statement, the police department said the raids, which were carried out in conjuction with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigation, and the U.S. Attorney's Office, was the culmination of a year-long investigation ordered by county police Chief Jim Johnson.

Police said the investigation "established that the businesses were using electronic gaming devices in an illegal manner."

During the investigation, detectives had gone into the establishments, used the computer terminals at the internet cafés and were given monetary payouts for points earned, police said.
And as in other ICE SVU investigations, no arrests were made.

No arrests have been made, but police said charges could be filed at the conclusion of the investigation after the evidence recovered in the raids is examined.
So, the new ICE Bunko Squad wasted thousands of man hours of investigations on a case without a Federal nexus and still made no arrests, despite the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens in Maryland.  And what is the immigration or customs nexus for ICE SVU's involvement?

Actually there is a Federal nexus, though a weak one.  Federal law prohibits interstate gambling if the gambling is illegal in the State where it occurs.  But usually the FBI investigates such cases.  Again, ICE SVU/Bunko Squad is targeting the FBI.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Another Explanation For Those "Folks"

The inestimably genial John Derbyshire recently wrote on Barak Hussein Obama's use "folks" to refer to people, attributing it to a desire by the 1%ers to appeal to the unwashed masses.

Radio Derb Is On The Air October 20, 2012
Race Enstupidates and More, Folks!
Not half as irritating, though, as Obama's habit of referring to human beings in the plural as "folks." I just went through the debate transcript counting occurrences of the word "folks." There were 22 altogether, with the breakdown: Obama 17, Romney 3, moderator 2. So Obama is nearly six times as völkisch as Romney. I'll leave you to research for yourselves the history of the völkisch movement.

While I have no doubt concerning the radical left's need to appeal to the masses, there is another explanation for Obama's use of "folks."  

Chi-town is a city beset by problems, and street gangs are one of its worst problems.  And one of the major street gang affiliates is the Folk Nation.  Unlike its rival, People Nation, Folk is predominately, but not not exclusively black, while People Nation is predominately though not exclusively Hispanic.  Mike Tyson is an example of a black associated with the People.  But Obama, by his continuous reference to "folks," might be telling us that he is even more like Stalin than most thought.  Remember Stalin got his start as a bank robber.  Typical street gang stuff.  Our Red Obama is just aligning himself with his fellow blacks, his "folks"...ehr...Folk.  Besides being our first black president, he might be our first black street gang president.

Not Optimal and Not Terrorism: Dead White Males

We know why Barak Hussein Obama, Hillary!, Samantha Powers and Susan Rice, did not consider the attack on Benghazi a terrorist attack.  It is the issue of Dead White Males.  The four dead where people they hate to their core.  Even if one was a Demoncrat homosexual, they still have sins to atone for, white and male.

The Mail Online October 18, 2012 by Toby Harnden
'If Four Americans Get Killed, It's Not OPTIMAL': Obama's Extraordinary Response To Comedy Central Question About Shifting Story After Benghazi Attack
President Barack Obama, during an interview shown on Comedy Central, has responded to a question about his administration's confused communication after the Benghazi attack, by saying: 'If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal.'
Obama was speaking to Jon Stewart of The Daily Show for a programme that was broadcast last night. Stewart, a liberal whose young audience is full of potential voters prized by the Obama campaign, asked the president about his handling of the aftermath of the Benghazi attack.
But Obama's response sparked outrage among Republican commentators including the website Breitbart and prompted a vicious backlash from the Twitter community.

Now Obama is known for his lack of emotions, he has a Stalin-like ability to hate people, which is no surprised since he was practically raised by a black card-carrying communist, Frank Marshal Davis.

There has been much discussion in the right-wing blogosphere whether Obama is a anti-colonialist, hard leftist, typical Demoncrat, or corrupt Chicago Alynskite.  But given what came out on the Daily Show, it is clear that Obama is really what this blog has always called him, a racist Communist.  His lack of common human decency in the face of the death of a fellow leftist, homosexual, and wild-eyed sympathizer with the Third World, Ambassador Christopher Stevens, shows just how deep Obama's hatred for white people is.  Now the two dead former Navy SeALS never had any chance of any sympathy from Obama, but one might expect a Demoncrat minor bureaucrat like Sean Smith to get some emotional concern from Obama, but Smith, like the others, was born with the original sin of white maleness.  And all he got was "not optimal."

Which also explains the attempt at political jiu-jitsu that the Regime attempted by trying to blame the attack on the infamous video.  And who was behind that strategy, none but Obama's fellow black, Susan Rice.  Rice lied through her teeth on numerous Sunday talking head shows claiming that there was a demonstration that morphed into an attack all because of the video.  What would motivate that series of lies?  Well, besides believing that the press would do nothing?  A contempt and hatred for white men based on her shared ideology with Barak Hussein Obama:  White men are evil oppressors and that is the price they must pay for making the world safe for communism, even the homosexual ones.

Now if the dead Americans were 17 year old black thugs attacking a white man in the street...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

ICE SVU Now Amnestying Terrorists

In a complete and total failure that exposes a dangerous opening for Muslim terrorists, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Victims Unit (ICE SVU) commonly refered to as ICE Homeland Security Investigations (ICE HSI), an open advocate of Muslim terrorism was allowed to obtain a student visa and enter the United States. 

FBI Press Release October 17, 2012

BROOKLYN, NY—Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis (Nafis), 21, was arrested this morning in downtown Manhattan after he allegedly attempted to detonate what he believed to be a 1,000-pound bomb at the New York Federal Reserve Bank on Liberty Street in lower Manhattan’s financial district. The defendant faces charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda.

The arrest of Nafis was the culmination of an undercover operation during which he was closely monitored by the FBI New York Field Office’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). The explosives that he allegedly sought and attempted to use had been rendered inoperable by law enforcement and posed no threat to the public.
Prominent by their absence from the list of investigating agencies was ICE SVU:

The charges were announced by Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York; Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Mary E. Galligan, Acting Assistant Director in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI); and Raymond W. Kelly, Commissioner, New York City Police Department (NYPD).
The most frightening aspect of this case was that the terrorist was open about his sympthies and intent, but managed to evade detection by Department of State Consular Officers who issued him an F-1 student visa and was subsequently admitted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  But the real culprit was ICE SVU Visa Security Officers stationed at American diplomatic posts in high-risk countries, such as Bangladesh, who are charged with reviewing visa applications and prohibiting issuance of visas to potential terrorists, such as Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, also know as the Rat:

According to the criminal complaint filed today in the Eastern District of New York, defendant Nafis, a Bangladeshi national, traveled to the United States in January 2012 for the purpose of conducting a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Nafis, who reported having overseas connections to al Qaeda, attempted to recruit individuals to form a terrorist cell inside the United States. Nafis also actively sought out al Qaeda contacts within the United States to assist him in carrying out an attack. Unbeknownst to Nafis, one of the individuals he attempted to recruit was actually a source for the FBI. Through the investigation, FBI agents and NYPD detectives working with the JTTF were able to closely monitor Nafis as he attempted to implement his plan.
A young Muslim from a terrorist source country applying for a student visa.  One would think that the ICE SVU Visa Security Officer might have done a little research and questioning of Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, also know as the Rat, but obiviously one of the alleged priorities of ICE, stopping terrorism, is mere boob bait for bubbas, while ICE SVU's real priority is amnesty, cheese smuggling, and child porn.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Another Administrative Amnesty

The Obama Regime is continuing its policy of Administrative Amnesties.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the rule-making process for the latest amnesty is finished and the amnesty will be formalized and a form issued for the amnesty.  This amnesty will benefit illegal aliens living in the United States with spouses, adult siblings, and adult children, as well as illegal aliens with employer sponsor.

From the Treason Bar:

ILW.com  October 16, 2012 by Alan Lee

With the large amount of attention on election-year immigration politics and the June 15, 2012, implementation of deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA), the other important pro-immigration initiative of the Obama administration, the provisional waiver of inadmissibility for certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens (a.k.a. the I-601A waiver) appears to have become lost in the woodwork. The initiative was first broached by U.S.C.I.S. in its June 6, 2011, Rome meeting by its International Operations Division, followed by a notice of intent on January 6, 2012, to publish a rule allowing immediate relatives of U.S. citizens who are eligible for immigration other than having entered the U.S. without inspection to file a waiver of inadmissibility in the U.S. and have it adjudicated in the States prior to having to make the decision of whether to leave the U.S. to consular process their approved petitions; and further moved along by notice of proposed rulemaking on March 30, 2012. Since then, almost no news...

Persons who have been in the U.S. for 180 days or 1 year incur bars on return of 3 years and 10 years respectively. If they have I-130 immigrant petitions approved, are not eligible for adjustment of status under Section 245(i), and choose to consular process their immigrant visas overseas, they would first be denied at interview, informed that they are excludable from the States, and informed that they can file for a waiver of the 3/10 year bars through form I-601 by proving extreme hardship to the U.S. citizen qualifying member if the applicant cannot return the the States. The Obama Administration's initiative would allow the applicant to see the results of the waiver application before making the decision to leave the U.S. for a consular interview. The waiver application would be made on Form I-601A Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver, and if approved, would allow most immigrant visa interviews to be routine and uneventful.

In sum, the Obama Regime, through an administrative rule making process, has administratively repealed another Act of Congress, the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, which forced illegal aliens to apply for waivers overseas, where they were routinely denied, and the aliens prevented from entering the United States for the period of the ban, and afterward as well.

Just more lawlessness from the Regime.  And what will Mittens do when he is inaugurated?

Friday, October 12, 2012

More Catch And Release

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Victims Unit (ICE SVU), in a departure from their sex crimes work, provided some kabuki theater immigration enforcement on Thursday.  It arrested dozens of lawfully admitted aliens admitted to study for working illegally as pedicab operators in San Diego.  Curiously ICE SVU then immediately released the students and instructed them to leave the country.

CBS 8 October 11, 2012, Reporter Shannon Handy

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Federal agents fanned out through the Gaslamp Quarter Thursday and rounded up dozens of foreign nationals violating their student visas by working as pedicab drivers in the popular tourist district, authorities reported.
The raids of downtown San Diego apartments began at about 6 a.m. and continued through the late morning, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.
The roughly 40 people taken into custody, mostly young adults from Eastern Europe, were questioned and informed of the revocation of their visas, ICE spokeswoman Lauren Mack said. They were then released on condition that they leave the United States within 30 days, she said.

Most of those detained had been allowed into the country to attend school and were prohibited from working during their stays, according to Mack. Any of them who fail to leave voluntarily will be subject to deportation proceedings, she said.

I do not know if it was just a reporter ignorant of the law and misreported what ICE SVU did, but ICE SVU cannot revoke visas.  Only the Department of State (DOS) can revoke a visa.  Perhaps the visas were revoked and ICE SVU was just informing the aliens of the DOS action, but unlikely, as DOS revokes visas only rarely and never enmasse such as this.

More amuzing was the return of catch and release, the policy of arresting then releasing illegal aliens that became the bane of the U.S. Border Patrol in the late Jorge Bush Regime, which was supposedly ended.

Of more interest is the claim by ICE SVU that the aliens must leave within 30 days.  An alien arrested in the United States has a right to a hearing before the Executive Office For Immigration Review.  It is explicit in the story that the students were ordered to leave.  ICE SVU does not have that authority, unless by chance they used their Expedited Removal authority, but that is unlikely, as ICE SVU should have placed them in custody, then on the next aircraft out of the United States.  However in the case of Expedited Removal, if an alien fails to leave, the next step is not any further removal proceedings, but ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations placing the alien on the next conveyance out. 

The only other option is that all the aliens waived their rights to a hearing and agreed to depart voluntarily, but that is not what the story says, it says they were ordered.

Is ICE SVU's kabuki immigration enforcement outside the laws of the United States?  It could be.  It is clear that this was a performance for the cameras, as CBS 8 was apparently invited along for the action.  Is this a "Wag The Dog" immigration enforcement action designed to help the relection of Barak Hussein Obama?

But in any event, how many of these alien students will be leaving voluntarily?  Very few most likely.  They will remain, working in the underground economy because they were released.  And from their work as pedicab operators, their so-called studies were not the reason they came here, but employment was the reason they obtained student visas, and, by the way, the ability to get a California Driver's License or Identification Card.  They also have an Social Security Number as well.  It is clear that this ICE SVU operation was boob bait for bubbas.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

ICE SVU Out Of Immigration Enforcement Business

Three stories in the recent week show just how egregious U.S. Immigration and Customs Special Victims Unit's (ICE SVU) failure to execute its duties as required by law.

In the first, it has failed, again, to arrest the homosexual activist Jose Antonio Vargas, an illegal alien from the Philippines, who publically announced his illegal status.  He was arrested recently for driving without a license and wearing headphones while driving.  He was booked and held, then released because ICE SVU does not arrest illegal aliens anymore.

Minneapolis Star Tribune October 8, 2012 by AP

MINNEAPOLIS - Immigration authorities said Monday they won't take action against a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was arrested in Minnesota for driving without a valid license.
Jose Antonio Vargas attracted national attention last year when he revealed that he's an illegal immigrant. He was scheduled to speak at Carleton College in Northfield last Friday but never made it.

When a state trooper stopped him in Minneapolis for driving with headphones on, Vargas produced a canceled Washington state driver's license, said Lt. Eric Roeske, a spokesman for the Minnesota State Patrol.

"He did not have a valid license, and the identification he produced when the trooper ran a check on it indicated it was canceled due to some sort of fraudulent activity, so there was some doubt to his actual identity," Roeske said.

Vargas was booked at the Hennepin County Jail and released on his own recognizance Friday pending a court appearance set for Oct. 18. The State Patrol contacted Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Roeske said, but the federal agency did not block his release.
And the typical ICE SVU excuse for not arresting an illegal alien who falls into their lap:

An ICE spokeswoman in Washington said Monday that the agency intends to leave Vargas alone because he's not a high priority.

"Mr. Vargas was not arrested by ICE nor did the agency issue a detainer," Gillian Christensen said in an email statement. "ICE is focused on smart, effective immigration enforcement that prioritizes the removal of public safety threats, recent border crossers and egregious immigration law violators, such as those who have been previously removed from the United States."
And it is not as if ICE SVU had to expend any resources.  They could have filled in a few forms and issued a detainer or even just released him for a hearing before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR).  There would have been minimal effort and resources, but the real reason for ICE SVU's inaction was a support for illegal immigration.  Undoubtedly Vargas will be voting for Barak Hussein Obama.  It has nothing to do with smart, effective immigration enforcement.  This is non-enforcement.  It is not as if ICE SVU is busy arresting alien terrorists, recently entered illegal aliens, or egregious immigration law violators like Vargas. 

In fact ICE SVU is busy arresting American citizens for sex crimes; crimes that are traditionally enforced at the local level, or at the Federal level, by the FBI.  To wit ICE SVU recently arrested a Puerto Rican woman for pimping out her daughter, both of whom are American citizens.

Minneapolis Star Tribune October 5, 2012 by AP

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Federal agents have arrested a woman suspected of prostituting her 14-year-old daughter in Puerto Rico.
Authorities filed a federal criminal complaint charging Betsian Carrasquillo Penaloza with taking her daughter and two other girls to the Sheraton Hotel at the San Juan Convention Center after meeting with undercover U.S. agents. The affidavit says Carrasquillo demanded $500 for sex with her daughter and $250 more for each of the other girls.

An agent with Homeland Security Investigations says in an affidavit signed Friday that the 34-year-old Carrasquillo also prostituted other underage girls and goes by the nickname "Fatty the Maneater."
And just how is this smart, effective immigration enforcement?  No immigration or customs violations here.  Is the Policia de Puerto Rico not capable of doing a common prostitution sting? 

Then we have another case where ICE SVU instead of arresting one of the thousands of illegal alien terrorists infesting Michigan decided that it will run a sting on child predators, much like NBC:

The Detroit News October 5, 2012 by Christine MacDonald

Authorities arrested a Georgia man Friday at Detroit Metro Airport who police say traveled to Detroit to have sex with a 14-year-old boy.
David Crossman, 66, of Atlanta faces up to life in prison after he was charged with online enticement and with travel in interstate commerce for the purpose of engaging in any illicit sexual conduct with another.

Officials say Crossman spent two months communicating online with an undercover agent with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, who responded to Crossman's ad seeking sex with a minor. The agent posed as the father of a young boy.

"We are finding more and more that state lines and international borders are clearly not a hindrance to child predators," said Brian M. Moskowitz (AKA Abu Moskowitz), special agent in charge of ICE's Homeland Security Investigations in Detroit, in a press release.
How is that smart and effective immigration enforcement?  An interstate crime?  Call the FBI.  ICE has a particular responsibility to enforce the immigration and customs laws of the United States, not be the national vice squad for America.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Didn't Someone Report This A Year Ago

The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has released a report detailing the total failure of the Department of Homeland Security's Fusion Centers.  The report describes the product of the Centers as useless, misleading, and too late to be useful if it by accident is accurate.

The New York Times October 2, 2012 by James Risen
Inquiry Cites Flaws in Counter-terrorism Offices
WASHINGTON — One of the nation’s biggest domestic counter-terrorism programs has failed to provide virtually any useful intelligence, according to Congressional investigators.
Their scathing report, to be released Wednesday, looked at problems in regional intelligence-gathering offices known as “fusion centers” that are financed by the Department of Homeland Security and created jointly with state and local law enforcement agencies.
The report found that the centers “forwarded intelligence of uneven quality — oftentimes shoddy, rarely timely, sometimes endangering citizens’ civil liberties and Privacy Act protections, occasionally taken from already published public sources, and more often than not unrelated to terrorism.”

More importantly, like much of DHS, it has focused on a mission already a function of other federal agencies, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigations:

Their scathing report, to be released Wednesday, looked at problems in regional intelligence-gathering offices known as “fusion centers” that are financed by the Department of Homeland Security and created jointly with state and local law enforcement agencies.
The report found that the centers “forwarded intelligence of uneven quality — oftentimes shoddy, rarely timely, sometimes endangering citizens’ civil liberties and Privacy Act protections, occasionally taken from already published public sources, and more often than not unrelated to terrorism...”
However, state and local law enforcement agencies already were working with the F.B.I. in regional counterterror units called Joint Terrorism Task Forces, which were responsible for handling terrorism-related criminal cases. The fusion centers quickly became a black hole for taxpayer money, the Senate investigators found. The fusion centers were run by state and local officials, but were funded through grants to states from the Federal Emergency Management Agency with little oversight. That made it easy for state and local officials to divert the federal money earmarked for the centers to other things, including sport utility vehicles and dozens of flat-screen televisions for use by state and local agencies.

And as this blog reported, it was openly politically motivated, with a working mission of attacking whites, gun owners, libertarians, and veterans.

However, the Fusion Centers are not alone in their FBI Envy.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Victims Unit (ICE SVU), otherwise known as Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), has FBI Envy.  ICE SVU has decided that it will no longer enforce immigration law and has abandoned immigration law enforcement for child porn investigations.  It also has ambitions to replace not only the FBI, but also the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).  Just as the Fusion Centers have no real mission that is not duplicative of FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF), so ICE SVU is nothing more than a poorly dressed version of the FBI (yes, ICE SVU Special Agents are notorious for appearing at United States Attorney's Offices in jeans rather than in professional business attire.).  And like the Fusion Centers, ICE SVU has no mission other than avoiding arresting aliens at any cost.  While at the same time the FBI is forced to do the work that ICE SVU fails at, such as arresting alien terrorists who commit immigration fraud.

Remember, you read it here first.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Immigrants On Welfare, Bipartisan

Some Republicans have made much about immigrants on welfare as if this were news, such as the current Regime promoting food stamps to Mexicans, both legal and illegal, in conjunction with the Mexican government.

The Daily Caller October 1, 2012 by Caroline May

Department of Agriculture personnel in the Obama administration have met with Mexican Government officials dozens of times since the president took office to promote nutrition assistance programs — notably food stamps — among Mexican Americans, Mexican nationals and migrant communities in America.

Writing in response to Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions’ July request for information about the USDA’s little known partnership with the Mexican government to educate citizen and noncitizen immigrants from Mexico about the availability of food stamps and other nutrition assistance programs, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack defended the partnership as a way to curb hunger in America — and the continuation of a program formed under the Bush administration in 2004.

But few saw the hint at the truth at the end of the last paragraph.  Expanding welfare for immigrants, a value that does not stop at the Rio Grande, has been bipartisan, even in the flush times of the Bush economy:

The Weekly Standard October 1, 2012, by David Halper

A new chart put together by the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee finds that, since 2001, the "number of non-citizens on food stamps quadrupled." Here's the chart detailing the growth in regards to non-citizens:

In 2001, according to data obtained by the United States Department of Agriculture, about 425,000 non-citizens were on the food stamp rolls. In 2003, that number increased to 519,000, in 2006 it was 795,000, and in 2009, when President Obama took office, it was 994,000.

Now, in 2012, it's estimated that 1,634,000 non-citizens are on food stamps. That means, since President Obama took office, the non-citizens on food stamps has nearly doubled.
And note, it doubled under Jorge Bush as well.  Just as the the Bush Regime began to end interior enforcement by closing interior Border Patrol Stations.  To paraphrase the precient Samuel Francis, bipartisanship is both evil and stupid.  And where is Mittens?