Wednesday, February 29, 2012

More ICE Fail

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is branching out again, this time it has decided to join the fight against internet gambling outside the United States.  And ignore 11-20 million illegal aliens in the United States and the billions in contraband imported yearly into the United States, such as heroin, cocaine and marijuana.  Apparently there is no drug problem in Baltimore.

USA Today February 29, 2012


BALTIMORE (AP) – The sports gambling site Bodog was shut down and four Canadians indicted, including founder Calvin Ayre, for illegal gambling that generated more than $100 million in winnings, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.

The website's domain name was seized Monday and the indictments, which were handed down Feb. 22, were unveiled Tuesday in Baltimore, prosecutors said.

The indictments follow federal prosecutions last year of three of the biggest websites involved in online poker. More than 75 company bank accounts in 14 countries have been frozen, and authorities are seeking $3 billion in fines and restitution, in that investigation.

In addition to the 50-year-old Ayre, prosecutors say the indictment names website operators James Philip, David Ferguson and Derrick Maloney.

Gamblers in Maryland and elsewhere were sent a least $100 million by wire and check from 2005 to 2012, the U.S. Attorney's office said, adding Bodog conducted a $42 million advertising campaign between 2005 and 2008 to attract gamblers to the Bodog.com website.
And the idiots at ICE don't even have the four Canucks in custody.  They run their business from Canada.

Marcia Murphy, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Baltimore, said the four are not in custody.
Big time investigation and no arrests. A complete waste of time, typical of ICE investigations like this one or this one.  And doing something the FBI has jurisdiction over.  Congrats ICE.  Total fail.  Now go out and arrest the huge population of illegals in Maryland.

Just How Stupid Is The Treason Bar

And other advocates for illegal immigration?  This stupid:

From the Treason Bar:

ILW February 28, 2012 by Laura Danielson

Why So Much Vitriol Toward "Illegals"?
Aside from the desperate recourse to accusations of racism, which shows that they are loosing badly, the Treason Bar is just plain stupid:

The American discourse regarding "illegals" seems to be far more prevalent today than it was when I started practicing immigration law, shortly after Ronald Regan approved legislation that both granted amnesty to a large number of undocumented individuals and imposed sanctions on employers who failed to check their workers' documentation going forward.
Poor stupid woman can't even get a President's name correct.

Then she says:

Certainly no one referred to them as "illegals".
What, the term illegal alien appeared in the last few years?

Didn't a Genesis sing about illegal aliens in 1983? Stupid is as stupid does.

Then there is a befuddled Chicago corruptocrat Toni Preckwinkle who is shocked to find out that illegal aliens are treated differently than other people:

Chicago Tribune February 29, 2012 by Antonio Olivo

Preckwinkle and other supporters of the ordinance say ICE detainers have ensnared people arrested for traffic violations and other minor offenses, as well as those later found to be not guilty of the crime for which they were arrested.

 
Moreover, they argue, detaining people after they've posted bail constitutes illegal search and seizure without probable cause. They point to a ruling last summer by a federal judge who found ICE detainers are not considered criminal warrants.

"What is troubling to me ... is a policy which treats people differently under the law solely based on their immigration status," Preckwinkle wrote Morton last month.
Well, duh, aliens can be deported.  Aliens can also be arrested.  And illegal aliens can be deported even if they aren't convicted of a crime.  We surely live in a idiocracy.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Confirmation On The Decline On Deportations Of Criminal Aliens

Homeland Security Today has reviewed the Syracruse University study of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement filings in immigration courts.  The verdict, as I predicted, cases filed against criminal aliens are also declining.

HST February 22, 2012 by Mickey McCarter
Report: ICE Deportation Of Criminal Aliens Dropped In First Quarter Of FY 2012
The report could not substantiate that ICE was indeed focusing on more cases involving serious criminals, however. ICE sought the deportation of 24,073 aliens in the country illegally and another 8,884 that committed other immigration violations. Only 1,300 individuals, or 3.3 percent, were identified as “aggravated felons.”
The percentage of aggravated felons under deportation fell in the quarter, the report concluded. In the fourth quarter of FY 2011, ICE identified 3.8 percent of its deportees as aggravated felons and 4 percent six months ago.
ICE charged another 4,193 illegal aliens with other criminal activities in the last quarter, the report noted. Combined with the aggravated felons, the total number of criminals identified by ICE for deportation came to 14 percent, or one in seven, of deportation proceedings. Two years ago, that number was 17.3 percent, or one in six, the report said.


And those criminal aliens are not the worst of the worst as ICE claims, but minor criminals.
  
But the report also said ICE labels some criminal convictions as “serious crimes” although they are not deportable offenses under US law. As such, ICE may make public pronouncements on the number of criminal aliens deported even if their offenses were minor.
“Many Americans may not realize that very minor violations -- violations that at most might subject one to a small fine, require no court appearance, and for which the only notice received is a ticket -- are classified as ‘crimes’ in some jurisdictions including the federal government,” the report stated.
Because of this, the “meaningfulness” of ICE’s figures on the percentage of criminal aliens deported is “greatly diminished,” the report said.
Serious offenses counted by ICE include a range of transgressions, from disorderly conduct to possession of obscene material to possession of marijuana -- among others.

Nothing wrong with deporting minor criminals by itself, but combine it with a general decline in deportations, the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty is as bad as predicted.  It gives lie though to the claim by ICE that it is ignoring so-called non-criminal aliens to concentrate on criminal aliens.  Deportations of both classes of aliens is declining.

More Espionage From Chinese Immigrants

Another Chinese immigrant, one of many over the years, has been arrested for spying for Red China.  Just the last one in a long list.  Philip Chaohui He was apparently arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (ICE HSI) for attempting to export sensitive technologies using a Red Chinese government owned vessel out of Long Beach.  One wonders why HSI was invovled when the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Office of Export Enforcement has primary jurisdiction over export control investigations.  It appears that rather than arrest illegal aliens, ICE HSI wants to do something else, outside of its primary juristdiction.  Title 8 in ICE HSI's myopic view appears to be fo' sukkas

SFGate February 27, 2012 by Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross

Indicted Engineer's Link To Bridge Fabricator
As usual, the headline tells us nothing other than a deracinated "engineer" did something "bad."  Sounds like some headline in Pravda during the Great Terror.  Engineers were particularly bad back then.  Old Stalinists from the 4th Estate like that olde time religion.  Not acceptable is "Chinese Immigrant Steals Technology For China."  Similar to a vague New Jersy Man...  The lesson being nothing bad is to be ascribed to immigrants or minorities.
There's a politically awkward but intriguing link between a former Caltrans employee accused of trying to smuggle U.S. satellite technology to China and the Chinese company making the new Bay Bridge eastern span.
And He apparently tried to hid his Chineseness by changing his name.  Not great tradecraft either:

At the center of the case is ex-Caltrans engineer Philip Chaohui He, also known as Philip Hope, who was indicted in Colorado this month for allegedly trying to smuggle high-tech parts out of the country in boxes marked "milk powder."
Front companies are quite common in espionage and typical of Chinese intelligence agencies:

Besides working on the Bay Bridge, He allegedly moonlighted as the only employee of an electronic-instrument company on Webster Street in downtown Oakland.

On Dec. 11, according to the 18-page indictment, He showed up at the Port of Long Beach with five boxes of high-tech components - labeled in Chinese - in the trunk of his car. He then parked in a secure area where a ship owned by Zhenhua Port Machinery Co. Ltd., or ZPMC, was docked.

ZPMC - which is owned by the Chinese government - is the fabricator of the huge steel tower and road decks for the new $6.3 billion Bay Bridge eastern span. He worked on the project as a technical engineer.
Use of State owned shipping companies to export the end product of espionage is a well worn tactic going back to the early days of the NKVD.

Caltrans appears to be in denial, which is neither a river in Egypt or in China.

Caltrans spokesman Bart Ney said He never had occasion to travel to China for work in the 3 1/2 years he was employed by Caltrans. Nor did the engineer have any contact with ZPMC in his assignment reviewing bridge documents and answering questions for the project's joint-venture contractor, American Bridge/Fluor Enterprises, Ney said.
And surprise, another bit of tradecraft common to the Ministry of State Security, using private corporations as fronts to gather technology:

Well, that's not quite the story we got from Jim Yang, the ZPMC representative on the Bay Bridge project. As he tells it, he got to know He while working on the bridge job, and although they didn't socialize, they had a "working relationship."
And Yang appears to be another one of the "Overseas Chinese" that the MSS assiduously recruits and deploys.

In early December, he said, He "called me to say he had some stuff ... like clothing and gifts and fish oil ... which was left by our employee previously on the job site - all personal stuff."

According to Yang, He said he had heard there was a ZPMC ship docked in Long Beach, and asked if he could bring the personal belongings down south to be shipped back to China.
Yeah, right, and I got a bridge over the Yangtze to sell you.  Even stranger than driving seven hours to deliver some fish oil is meeting someone to accept that fish oil.

And at the same time we were buying steel from these people.  Why?  Ask another alien, Arnold Schwartzenkennedy, who made that decision.

The Lesson Today

In Muscular Christianity and courtesy of Black African Christians.   (h/t Gateway Pundit)  They treat a Muslim not-so-suicide bomber like Canuks treat a baby seal:

The Times of Nigeria February 26, 2012 by Nan  [OK, this one name name thing has got to stop.  After an Indian bread?]  [I just got to stop jumping to conclusions.]

Worshippers Kill Suspected Fleeing Church Bomber

Angry worshippers at the headquarters of Church Of Christ In Nations (COCIN) in Jos on Sunday killed one of the two suspected bearers of the explosives that hit the Church in the morning.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the bomber and one other, who both wore army camouflage, drove into the Church and beat the security before hitting the building.

NAN correspondent, who was at the scene, reports that the suspect appeared to be in his early 30s.
The suspect, who wore a neatly carved moustache, looked well-fed.

Clearly, it is not poverty that motivates these Muslim terrorists.

But probably afraid of dying, the bomb carrier jumped out of the vehicle just before the blast went off and attempted to run but could not move as he was affected by the blast.
Not such a committed member of the Umah, was he?

The angry worshipers, however, descended on him and clubbed him to death.
Treat him like a king, Rodney King, motherfukkas!

OK, in the spirit of Christianity you should have held him for the cops and some vigorous interrorgation common in Nigeria.

An eyewitness and a worshipper in the Church, Joyce Dalyop, told NAN that there were arguments among the worshipers over what to do with the bomber before he was finally killed.

``Immediately they (bombers) entered the Church, one of them jumped out of the black jeep but luck ran out of him as the explosion affected him and so he could not run very fast before he was caught.’’
There was a good reason to give him the wodden stick dental plan.  Remember they were wearing Army uniforms:

``Some people even pleaded that he should not be killed; they suggested that he should be handed over to Police for further investigation, but others argued that the police could not be trusted and opined that the suspect may be released,” she said.
You got to go with your instincts, they usually are correct.  We could use some of this Muscular Christianity in the good ole US of A.  Whom do you nominate for a good olde fashion LAPD beatdown Nigeria style?  Comment below.

 
 
 

Telling Factoid

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has used Secure Communities to identify 780,000 illegal immigrants since 2008 but only deported a small fraction of them.

The Baltimore Sun February 25, 2012 by John Fritze and Erik Maz


Nationally, the program has identified about 780,000 illegal immigrants since 2008, according to ICE data. Of that number, 162,940 have been deported. The largest share of those deportations, about 30 percent, were convicted of a crime punishable by less than one year in jail. A further 27 percent were convicted of aggravated or multiple felonies.
ICE has a failure rate of 80%!  What an accomplishment. Perhaps this is why ICE wants to replace 287(g) with Secure Communities.

USA Today February 17, 2012 by Alan Gomez, Intrepid Hispanic Journalist Assigned To  Ghettoized Subject Matter


WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is starting to shut down a program that deputized local police officers to act as immigration agents.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have trained local officers around the country to act as their agencies' immigration officers. Working either in jails or in the field, the officers can check the immigration status of suspects and place immigration holds on them.

The program, known as 287(g), reached its peak under President George W. Bush, when 60 local agencies signed contracts with ICE to implement it. But that trend slowed significantly under President Obama— only eight agencies have signed up since he took office, and none has done so since August 2010.
Which also helps explain the decline in deportation cases filed by ICE.  And ICE's morale problem.

Tax Cheats To Get The Boot

And I don't mean a beer boot. Two Japanese immigrants, Akio and Fukado Kawashima, owners of a small chain of Japanese restaurants in southern California cheated the government out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Interestingly enough they never naturalized which would have saved them from the boot.  Stupid is a stupid does.  But the good news is that the Supreme Court has ruled that tax cheats are aggravated felons and will be deported.

SCOTUS Blog February 22, 2012 by Kevin Russell


Yesterday, the Court issued its decision in Kawashima v. Holder, holding that filing a false tax return is grounds for deportation.

Background

The petitioners in the case, Mr. and Mrs. Kawashima, had been lawful permanent residents of the United States since 1984.  In 1997, Mr. Kawashima was convicted of filing, and his wife was convicted of helping him to file, a false corporate tax return that understated their income and therefore deprived the government of owed tax revenue – violations of Section 7206 of the tax code.

A provision of immigration law allows the government to deport anyone who is convicted of an “aggravated felony.”  Originally, the term was defined narrowly to include crimes like murder and drug trafficking.  But over time, Congress has expanded the definition, so that it now includes any offense that “(i) involves fraud or deceit in which the loss to the victim or victims exceeds $10,000; or (ii) is described in section 7201 of title 26 (relating to tax evasion) in which the revenue loss to the government exceeds $10,000.”

Because the Kawashimas were convicted of filing a false return (a violation of Section 7206 of the tax code), rather than tax evasion (a violation of Section 7201), they were not subject to deportation under the second part of the definition quoted above.  Nonetheless, the government initiated deportation proceedings against them on the theory that filing a false tax return is a form of “fraud or deceit” within the meaning of the first part of the definition.

Interestingly enough even the Ninth Circus Court of Schlemiels agreed:

The Board of Immigration Appeals held, and the Ninth Circuit agreed, that the couple had committed a deportable offense.

The Court’s opinion

The Court granted the Kawashimas’ petition for certiorari, and yesterday the Court — in an opinion by Justice Thomas – affirmed.   The Court first held that filing a false tax return is a crime involving “fraud or deceit” because even though neither fraud nor deceit is an express element of the tax offense, to prove the tax offense the government must show that the defendant made a materially false statement on his return, knew that the statement was false, and had a specific intent to violate the law.  Those elements, the Court held, add up to deceitful conduct within the meaning of the deportation provision.

The Court also rejected the Kawashimas’ claim that by specifically mentioning one form of tax offense (tax evasion) as a ground for deportation, Congress implicitly excluded other kinds of tax offenses, even if they involved fraud or deceit.  Instead, the Court concluded that Congress was probably concerned that courts might think that tax evasion does not involve fraud or deceit, particularly in light of an older Supreme Court decision in which the Court had held that tax evasion is not subject to the extended statute of limitations that applies to offenses “involving the defrauding or attempting to defraud the United States.”  And, the Court noted, it is sometimes possible (although not common) to commit tax evasion without actually making any affirmative false statement to the government.

Bamm!  You just got served...not with an order of O-toro, but with an order of deportation .  Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.  Unfortunately the most likely solution for immigrants will be to get their citizenship as soon as possible so they can then lead a life of crime and tax evasion.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

And In Other News

Another American has been killed by an apparent illegal alien unlicensed driver. This one with four previous convictions for driving without a license.

SFGate February 26, 2012 by Nanette Asimov


The freak accident was the second time a county resident was killed by a car Friday.

Earlier, at about 8:30 a.m., a motorcycle driver was struck and killed on Highway 116 and Stony Point Road near Cotati when an unlicensed driver pulled out of a supermarket parking lot directly into his path. The Sonoma County coroner's office identified the motorcyclist as Glenn Richard Vierra, 58, of Santa Rosa.

The driver of the car was Jorge Figueroa, 33, of Cloverdale, said California Highway Patrol Officer Jon Sloat, who added that he was charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving without a license.

"The guy had four prior convictions for driving without a license," Sloat said.

Thanks ICE. You are always on the job.

And in other news Chief Charlie Beck still wants to release vehicles owned by illegal aliens without licenses:

PJMedia by Jack Dunphy February 23, 2012


In two recent columns (here and here), I’ve discussed LAPD Chief Charlie Beck’s proposal to change the department’s policy governing how officers deal with cars driven by unlicensed drivers. Beck has maintained that impounding cars driven by unlicensed drivers, many of whom in Los Angeles are illegal immigrants, is “unfair.” Under a previous version of his proposed new policy, officers would have been required to wait for a “reasonable period of time,” whatever that might mean, for the driver to summon a licensed driver to whom the car would be released.

Faced with a level of backlash he clearly did not expect, Beck has added further modifications to his proposal, including the requirements that a licensed driver be “immediately” available to take charge of a stopped car, and that the unlicensed driver show valid identification and proof of insurance. Another requirement is that the unlicensed driver have no previous convictions for the same offense. All of these conditions must be met before a car can be released.


These changes may sound reasonable on first reading, but further examination is warranted. There will surely arise a question of the meaning of the word “immediately,” as will questions of what constitutes valid identification and proof of insurance. Insurance papers are easily forged, and police officers in the field have no access to any database that would allow them to verify that a policy is in effect. And Beck proposes that LAPD officers recognize Matricula Consular cards, issued by Mexican consulate offices in the United States, as valid identification.

Dead Americans keep piling up, yet law enforcement is on their side.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

First, Shoot All The Lawyers, Then Shoot All The Bicyclists

Arrogant communist bicyclists are killing people and, though demanding the right of way from motorists, are not giving the right of way to pedestrians.

SFGate February 25, 2012 by C. W. Nevius


Local residents sometimes sit at the corner of Waller and Steiner streets and place bets on the bicyclists as they approach the stop sign. They're not guessing how many will stop.

They're hoping to see one.

"I would say 95 percent of them don't stop," said Bruce Marshall, a 30-year resident of the Lower Haight. "As a pedestrian I used to be concerned with cars, but now I'm worried about bikes..."

"I have literally taken to jay-walking because it is safer than being in the crosswalk," said Susan Beckstead, who has owned a home near the intersection since 1978.

Worse, when she yelps, "Watch out!" when riders nearly hit her, the response is often, "F- you. Mind your own business."

Clearly these two groups are on a collision course. We don't want to see another incident like the bicyclist who struck a tourist in the crosswalk at Embarcadero and Mission in July. The 68-year-old woman eventually died of her injuries.

Kit Hodge, deputy director of the city's 12,000-member Bicycle Coalition, has a long history of promoting bicycle/pedestrian safety in New York and Chicago.

"Our focus has been pedestrian safety through education," Hodge said. "Our message is that pedestrians always have the right of way."

That's a great concept, but it often doesn't translate to daily commutes. Beckstead and Marshall live on "the wiggle," the zigzag route through the Lower Haight that is used by thousands of riders every day to avoid hills on the way to and from Market Street and Golden Gate Park.

Clearly the education ain't working. Aversion therapy would work better. Or just do what Brazilians do.

Friday, February 24, 2012

BRA Strikes AmEmb Nassau

The U.S. Embassy to The Bahamas has been hit like Detroit by Black Run America. The Obama election big contributer and bundler Nicole Avant was appointed Ambassador and oversaw a failed state of an diplomatic post. (h/t Jammie Wearing Fools)




The Cable February 23, 2012 by Josh Rogin




Candidate Barack Obama promised to end the time-honored American practice of appointing ambassadors who have no experience in foreign policy, but President Obama has completely ignored that promise, appointing fundraisers to dozens of ambassadorships all over the world.


Today, the State Department revealed that another fundraiser turned ambassador ran her embassy into the ground ... only to return to fundraising and leave the State Department to pick up the pieces.


According to a new State Department inspector general's report on the U.S. Embassy in the Bahamas, Ambassador Nicole Avant presided over "an extended period of dysfunctional leadership and mismanagement, which has caused problems throughout the embassy" since she was appointed by the president in 2009. Prior to being America's envoy in the Caribbean, Avant was Southern California finance co-chairwoman of Obama's presidential campaign and vice president of Interior Music Publishing.

No surprises. And how many RINOs voted for her?

The Coming Collapse In Deportations

More evidence has been released that foretell a collapse in the numbers of aliens deported. The number of deportation cases initiated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has collapsed by almost 20,000 for the first quarter of Fiscal Year (FY) 2012.








LA Times February 24, 2012 By Paloma Esquivel








The drop recorded in the last three months of 2011 may reflect the administration's plan to focus its deportation efforts by weighing discretionary factors, including whether the person is a veteran, came to the United States as a child or is a college student.




The number of deportation cases filed by federal immigration officials dropped by nearly a third in the first three months of the fiscal year, according to a report by the Syracuse University Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.




The drop recorded in the last three months of 2011 may reflect the Obama administration's plan to focus its deportation efforts by weighing a variety of discretionary factors, including whether the person is a veteran, came to the U.S. as a child or is a college student, according to the report. But experts said it's too soon to say if deportations overall will decline.From October through December, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement initiated 39,331 deportation cases in immigration court, down from 58,639 the previous quarter, the report says. Filings are typically lower during the holiday months, but even adjusted for the seasonal drop-off the numbers are significantly lower, according to the authors.


And ICE is full of excuses for the fail:








The report, said ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen, is focused only on submissions for deportations made to immigration courts."It ignores the fact that ICE regularly removes individuals without going through formal [immigration court] proceedings utilizing voluntary, administrative, expedited and stipulated removals as well the reinstatement of old removal orders," she said.


Of note is that ICE does not use expedited removal (ER), only CBP uses ER authority, and only for arriving aliens and those aliens arrested soon after an illegal entry. ICE has always ignored their authority to use ER against aliens in general and criminal aliens specifically.




An ICE spokesman also restates the myth that ICE can only remove 400,000 aliens per year. Something that it has never accomplished anyway.








Congress has provided enough funds for the ICE to deport about 400,000 people annually, and the administration has said it intends to focus those resources on cases deemed high-priority, including those involving national security, serious felons, individuals with lengthy criminal records, known gang members and others who pose a threat to public safety.




"We're being smart about how we enforce the law. We're doing it in a way that makes sense and in a way that uses tax dollars effectively," said ICE spokeswoman Barbara Gonzalez. "Law enforcement has to have set priorities because the American public doesn't want us to just arrest the first 400,000 people we can remove. Why arrest the first 400,000 people when you can arrest those who are threats to the community?"


In fact there is no limit to the number of aliens who can be placed in removal proceedings, as the costs to ICE are fixed, as Special Agents and Deportation Officers are not paid overtime, but must work all hours as assigned,with the main cost to ICE being fixed salaries. ICE employees who work on arrests and removals are paid the same regardless of the number of arrests they make and the number of cases filed with the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), the immigration "courts." It costs nothing for ICE to file a case with the EOIR. EOIR must accept and process the case. The only effect is that processing times for removal are extended by the filing of more cases.




ICE is actually increasing the cost of removals by wasting man-hours of ICE attorneys by having those attorneys review cases for already filed with the intent of dismissing those case when they could be in court trying deportation cases. It is of no cost benefit for ICE attorneys to spend time deciding to drop cases already filed.




If ICE started using Expedited Removal it could significantly increase removals at little or no cost, however ICE refuses still to use its ER authority. In many cases it could actually decrease the cost of removals by using ER, as today it continues to allow many aliens to use the EOIR system when they are liable to be removed with ER.




It should not be forgotten though that of the 11-20 million illegal aliens in the United States, removing under 400,000 per year is not an accomplishment. Most illegal aliens, like those working at Pacific Steel, such as Jesus Navarro, or those testifying at public hearings before State legislatures, such as Keish Kim, are known to ICE, yet nothing is done. There would be no cost to ICE to place both in removal proceedings. Yet ICE ignores both. One of who will be costing taxpayers millions in the near future.




The import however of the collapse of removal proceedings in the first part of FY 2012 though means that many fewer than 400,000 aliens will be deported by the end of FY 2012, which will coincide with the election in November. The question is will Romney use this? It also gives lie to the ICE claim that it will continue to remove aliens at the same rate. A 32% decline fcases filed with the EOIR will result in a corresponding decline in removals for FY 2012.




It is clear abundantly clear that ICE is not replacing every DREAM Act deportation with a criminal alien. Otherwise there would not be a decline in initial filings of removals with the EOIR. It means that either there are not that many criminal aliens to remove or criminal aliens are enjoying the amnesty as well. Which is what has been reported here; Jose Manuel Gonzalez-Sandoval and Edwin Ramos specifically.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Oscar Grant: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Oscar Grant who managed, after a short life of crime and fathering illegitimate children, to get shot by the police, has another friend or relative in the news. No big deal. He was an enemy of civilization. His partner in crime, Johntue Caldwell, on the famous New Years Day was later killed in a walk-by. Now a relative has been shot by the police, while he was on parole. Talk about the 6 Degrees of BRA.



SFGate Feburary 22, 2012 by Henry K. Lee, Intrepid Crime Reporter

Relative Of Oscar Grant Shot By Oakland Police

A man shot and wounded by Oakland police over the weekend is a relative of Oscar Grant, the BART passenger killed by a police officer in 2009, and was unarmed when he was shot in the back, his attorney said today.

Tony Jones, 24, was shot once in the back by an Oakland officer on the 2000 block of 62nd Avenue in East Oakland about 11:45 p.m. Sunday after he ran from a van that police had stopped, according to police and Jones' attorney, Waukeen McCoy. Jones is being treated at Highland Hospital in Oakland.

Police have said Jones was armed with a gun, but McCoy said that was not true. Jones client ran because he saw a police car behind him and "thought they were coming up too close to him," McCoy said. [WTF? Ed.]

Police previously said that a gun was found at the scene. The officer who shot Jones has not been identified...

Smooth move Ex-lax.

Life is an IQ test. Don't fight in public, don't attract the attention of the police, don't do shit that gets you arrested, don't run from the cops, don't hang out with people who attract drive-bys. The Grant family and friends failed that test.

Maybe They Should Move To Honolulu

A couple who run a restaurant in Massechusetts had their visa revoked. The couple, Ibonne Zabala, of Columbia, and Oleg Konovalov, from Russia, had a trendy bistro, French-South American cuisine of all things, and have been living in the U.S. on an E-2 Investor visa for years.

The E-2 visa was created for non-immigrant aliens to invest and manage (this is important), a profit making enterprise that has significant economic impact (this is important as well). According to the Department of State (DOS), the impact of the investment must be significant.
The Boston Globe February 22, 2012 by James H. Burnett III

The Story Behind Bon Savor’s Closing



The little Jamaica Plain bistro chugged along after its popular owners went to Bogota on vacation and were prevented from reentering the country. A neighbor restaurateur is opening a spot in the space. Former customers and locals are puzzled and wonder.

What happened to Bon Savor, the popular French-South American bistro that occupied the space for six years until abruptly closing a few months ago? And what happened to Ibonne Zabala, 36, and Oleg Konovalov, 42, the always smiling couple who owned Bon Savor?

Some answers are easy to come by, others remain elusive. But the story that has emerged is a tale of what can happen when the challenges of running a business collide with the complicated rules of immigration visas. Even as Bon Savor’s old space is being prepped to open as the Grass Fed Burger Bar, http://www.bonsavor.com/continues to live on the Internet without a hint of the restaurant’s demise.

Bon Savor’s slow death began in September 2009, when Zabala, Konovalov, and their baby son flew to Bogota to see her family. Those who know the couple say they had reviewed their paperwork to make sure everything was current, and they had every intention of returning.
And of significant import:
But when they attempted to fly back two weeks later, Zabala and Konovalov learned from the US Embassy in Bogota that their visas had been revoked because they had failed to maintain the requirements of the documents.
Revocation of a non-immigrant visa by the DOS is extremely rare. In days gone by, almost impossible to do. I cannot say how many times I was told by a DOS employee or Consular Officer that they do not revoke visas. Though this article also suggests that the couple may have been re-applying in Columbia. No need to check your visa, cross the "t"s and dot the "i"s if your visa is still valid and you are just taking a short trip outside the U.S. Methinks they were renewing in Bogata. The E-2 visa allows the holder to depart and enter the U.S. without restriction. This is more a comment on the lack of ability of the reporter than the issue at hand, but if the visa was revoked rather than a renewal denied, that is significant.
The US Department of State declined to comment about Zabala and Konovalov’s case. But an aide for US Representative Michael Capuano, whose office was contacted by Jamaica Plain activists on the couple’s behalf, confirmed that Zabala had an “E2 Investor’’ visa, or what some people casually call a “job creator’’ visa. Konovalov had an accompanying spousal visa (he is from Russia, and attended Harvard Business School), and their son, born in Boston, is a US citizen. Under the requirements of an E2 Investor visa, recipients are required to make a “substantial’’ business investment that they will control or operate and grow while living in the United States.

According to Margaret Holland Sparages, the Boston immigration lawyer who represented Zabala and Konovalov, Zabala’s E2 visa had just been renewed for a second five-year term when the couple flew to Colombia to have their son baptized and visit with her family.
Curious that it had been renewed over a ten year period, but not unusual. Sometimes renewals just don't get the attention they deserve. And if they applied to extend their stay in the U.S. or adjusted from another status to that of E-2 in the United States through U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), then that might explain things. Even more curious is that AmEmb Bogata happened to know they were in Columbia for a baptism and just happened to inform them that the visa was revoked.

But back to the visa itself. The E-2 requires substanial investment that provides more income than just to support the investors:

The investment must be substantial. It must be sufficient to ensure the successful operation of the enterprise. The percentage of investment for a low-cost business enterprise must be higher than the percentage of investment in a high-cost enterprise.

The investment may not be marginal. It must generate significantly more income than just to provide a living to the investor and family, or it must have a significant economic impact in the U.S.
And the principals must be management, not supervisory or perform the work normally assigned to employees:
The investor must be coming to the U.S. to develop and direct the enterprise. If the applicant is not the principal investor, he or she must be employed in a supervisory, executive, or highly specialized skill capacity. Ordinary skilled and unskilled workers do not qualify.
Note that supervisory, executive, or highly specialized skilled employees on the E-2 are employees of the principle E-2.

What may have occured here is that the couple were not just owner-managers, but actively worked in the enterprise as cooks, hostesses, etc. Typical of a small business, nothing wrong with that, but the E-2 is not for the family run level restaurant or business. Perhaps during new application for the new E-2 visa the Consular Officer reviewing the application discovered that the single site restaurant was a marginal business.

From the story:
Michael Sandberg and his wife live in Newburyport, but they frequented Bon Savor for Sunday morning brunch. At that point, Sandberg says, the restaurant employed four cooks and three servers, a tidbit he learned after talking to a manager. “It is ironic that actual ‘job creators’ were not allowed to come back and continue their job creation, and now seven more people are out of work,’’ Sandberg says.
That is close to marginal. Most high end single-site restaurants with significant investment have many more employees. I am also thinking that the couple actively participated in the lower end of the work scale at the restaurant. Seven employees is not much.

But there appears to be an significant difference on how the Consular Officer AmEmb Bogata views things and how the USCIS in Honolulu views the law.

In Honolulu the large hotels are filled with tourist trap speciality stores in their lobbies. But a frequent visitor to Waikiki would notice that those retail enterprises are open odd hours, odd meaning they are hardly open at all, their pricing structure is oddly high end, and even when open, are devoid of most commerce. One comes to think that Poi Dog apparel was created just for fraudulent E-2 visa holders. And they are staffed by mostly non-English speaking Korean and Japanese women who spend all their time on the phone, when they bother to open. And most of these are the so-called investment by an E-2 from Korea or Japan. Another bogus investment is the travel agency, one man shops run out of homes or Internet only. Personal experience has shown that bogus retail and marginal one or two person travel agencies are the norm for E-2 visa holders in Honolulu and other parts of Oahu and other Hawaiian islands. Many, if not all, entered the U.S. on another status and adjusted to E-2 through USCIS. And, of course, neither U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, nor USCIS, do anything about these marginal if not outright fraudulent enterprises that produce E-2 "investors."

Perhaps Zabala and Konovalov should try again in Honolulu. It is certain USCIS will have no problem with their slightly more than marginal investment. But then again, they aren't Korean or Japanese. USCIS in Honolulu is run by a Japanese "mafia."

It is sad though to see apparently productive non-immigrant immigrants, that is actually what both the E-1 and E-2 visas are, lose out, especially given the rampant fraud tolerated, if not encouraged, in other parts of this country. Our immigration system truly is broken. But perhaps because Hawaii is only tentatively connected to the rest of the United States. The Japanese elite there do things for their own benefit and that of their fellow country men, not of or for America. The Japanese have finally won the battle of Pearl Harbor and they won it with fraudulent E-2 visas.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

NRO's Illegal Alien Hearts Eric Holder

Kevin D. Williamson, the resident illegal alien at NRO, who is not teh ghey despite that San Francisco look about him, has adopted the Eric Holder view of radical Islam, the Taliban and its off-shoots, Al-Queda, Islamic Jihad, Crimson Jihad, CAIR, Big Mo himself, and whatever other Islamist supremacist you care to name. He has decided that Islam is all about the Benjamins, not an tyrannical Satanic religion bent on world conquest. He disagrees with Mohammed himself, and thinks Eric "My People" Holder has the correct 9/10 view of jihad. It is a law enforcement problem.

NRO February 21, 2o12


The Taliban is a Mafia-like crime syndicate, not a religious movement.

Reports from Monday’s New York Times of the Pakistani Taliban (Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan) stepping up its ransom-kidnapping campaign are a reminder of one of the reasons we have failed to achieve our objectives in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and will continue to do so: Most of us believe that we are at war with a paramilitary outfit mainly inspired by a fundamentalist Deobandi interpretation of Islam. We are in fact engaged with a very different kind of entity: an organized-crime syndicate acting out of interests that are largely economic, rather than religious or ideological.

There are, to be sure, terrorist and paramilitary organizations inspired by a sincere commitment to Islam. Al-Qaeda is one. The senior leadership of the Taliban, on the other hand, bears at least as much resemblance to the old Sicilian Mafia — or to the present-day FARC, another misunderstood organization — as it does to martyrdom-minded jihadists in the mold of Osama bin Laden.

Well, perhaps the historically illiterate illegal alien booster should have performed some research. Mohammed himself was a thief, robbing caravans early in his career, which became a Muslim specialty, just ask the Barbary Pirates. We dealt with them before. But they conquered a large part of the Christian world. They didn't just do it for the booty. They did it because they were motivated by their Satanic cult. The Thuggees were thieves and assassins with a veneer of religion. Islam is like Communism. They are thieves, yes. But they are demonstrably more. Just ask Stalin, who dabbled in bank robbery, but he was so much more, the Butcher of the 20th Century. Just ask the Viet Cong. They stole, they robbed, they kidnapped. But they had much more motivation than a few piasters. They too, were motivated by Satanic influence. A war on God, His Holy Church, and His natural and revealed law.

I wonder what Andy McCarthy will have to say about this revisionism of Islam?

Monday, February 20, 2012

Amnesty Or Mexico Gets It



In a replay of the famous National Lampoon cover, a so-called conservative has allied himself with the Treason Bar and is threatening Americans with communist revolution in Mexico and the rest of Latin America unless we give the 11 million or so illegal aliens, many from non-Latin America countries, amnesty. So, do we just deport Indians and Chinese? Couldn't China use a revolution?





ILW February 20, 2012 by Robert Gittelson







As the Co-Founder of the Conservatives for Comprehensive Immigration Reform coalition, I often have occasion to explain the true conservative philosophy behind a comprehensive solution to our nation's broken immigration system. In principal, conservatives believe in the rule of law, but more significantly in the moral and compassionate framework of values that form the foundation of the rule of law. Restrictionists tend to often be conservatives, but on the issue of immigration, they have an ideology of lower immigration levels, and adhere only to the rule of law arguments, forsaking the idea of striking a balance with the moral and compassionate foundation that our nation has been built upon. Therefore, there is a fundamental difference between those that argue for a conservative and comprehensive solution that will solve our immigration crisis, and the restrictionists that fundamentally want to deport or "attrite" all 11,000,000 undocumented immigrants and their legal or citizen relatives, regardless of the moral, economic, and geo-political consequences to America. Most conservatives are not restrictionists.





Typical blatther and lies from the Open Borders crowd. And unsurprising from Gittelson, who long ago as an employer replaced his American workers in his garment business with peons from south of the border.



But then the threat. Amnesty or Revolution!




Putting aside for a moment the horrific moral and ethical ramifications of his theory, (i.e.: "poverty, hunger, joblessness, mindless cruelty and injustice"), what would be the net result of this foolish exercise? Mexico and the other Latin American nations would be monumentally adversely affected not only by the addition of millions of starving self-deportees, but also because of the loss of remittances, due to the return of their millions of expatriate breadwinners, now unemployed, broke, and harboring fresh ill will towards America. Millions of disenfranchised self-deportees in a Mexico left economically ruined through the loss of their 2nd largest source of revenue, (remittances), would push Mexico over the edge, and it would become the 10th Latin American country to be toppled by what can only be described as the alarming trend of Latin American socialism or communism. Furthermore, the net effect of this geo-political transformation would be to embolden influential communist strongmen such as Hugo Chavez and Daniel Ortega right on our southern border.



Hmmm, Ortega was elected during the Obama Regime Adminstrative Amnesty. Nicaragua has been enjoying the benefits of TPS for tens of thousands of its citizens for decades. How did our immigration policy get him elected? While Brazilians are a presence in California and Massechusetts, as a source country they aren't that important. How did Bush's hands off policy and Obama's Amnesty get two successive dirty Reds elected President there over the last decade? Ditto for the Andean communists. Not many of those here. American immigration policy was a non-issue in Andean victories of various commies. And the old man of the left in South America, Hugo Chavez, was, of course, elected during the early Bush years, when deportations were quite a bit lower than they are today.



But then we get to the truth. American businesses, in a time of massive unemployment, is dependent on illegal aliens for their productivity and profitability.





In terms of the economics of a self-deportation plan, I would like to look at the consequences that this scheme would have on our economy. I want to caution readers that the modern global economy, and specifically the American economy, is a little more complicated than these attrition through enforcement enthusiasts would have you believe.



The approximately 7-8 million undocumented workers are employed predominately in small to medium sized businesses, (which are exactly the business segments that will produce the new jobs that America will need to pull itself out of our current high unemployment recession). Governor Romney would have you believe that it is in the best interest of our economy to fire and "attrite" these workers, and give their jobs to unemployed citizens. Let me explain why this is an untenable economic plan.



The undocumented that still have jobs, are employed because they are among the most productive workers at their respective companies. During this deep recession, virtually all companies have cut back their workforce to their best and most productive workers, and by doing so, hope to weather the economic storm and survive. Again, at this point in time, almost all American companies are struggling to stay in business, and are employing the minimum amount of employees that will enable them to stay afloat. These remaining workers are experienced, productive, and have proven their worth. The self-deportation enthusiasts would have us fire good, experienced, and proven - albeit undocumented workers, and replace them with citizen trainees that cannot find jobs in their respective fields, and are theoretically willing to take jobs picking fruit, making hotel beds, or manufacturing products, until the economy expands, and they can get a better job.




Finally the truth. But the problem is apparently no available American workers. Perhaps finally curtailing endless unemployment benefits, not more immigrants, would be the answer.





The Fiscal Times February 19, 2012






The unemployed will be able to claim between 63 weeks and 73 weeks of unemployment benefits, depending on how hard the recession has hit their states...



The legislation reauthorizes the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program through the end of the fiscal year, a move that will preserve a lifeline for families in dire circumstances. TANF replaced the old federal welfare system that was gutted in the late 1990s. The new law also creates a data standardization process to simplify reporting requirements, prevents use of TANF assistance at certain establishments and makes technical legislative corrections.






Remember the Joads. They picked fruit because they had no choice. But the choice in today's welfare state is between unemployment and "disability."





Fox News February 19, 2012






Being unemployed for too long reportedly is driving people mad and costing taxpayers billions of dollars in mental illness and other disability claims.



The New York Post reported Sunday that as unemployment checks run out, many jobless are trying to gain government benefits by declaring themselves unhealthy.



More than 10.5 million people -- about 5.3 percent of the population aged 25 and 64 -- received disability checks in January from the federal government, the Post wrote, a 18 percent jump from before the recession.




But then we reach the real reason for the attack on Romney and his accidental arrival to the immigration enforcement camp. Attrition through enforcement will work. That is the real fear.




Finally, to circle back to the moral or human argument, what does the restrictionist "attrition" scheme really mean? It means that if were successfully able to withhold any means of employment from the millions of undocumented workers here in the United States, they would be faced with few if any viable choices. If they were to stay here, they would starve themselves and their families, and would be left homeless due to their inability to pay rent. They would wander around looking for work for as long as they could hold out, and then, faced with no prospects for survival here in the U.S., many of these good people would be forced to return, defeated, broke, angry, and with their tails between their legs back to their countries of origin, assuming that they could survive that difficult journey back, without any means to pay for it.



Perish the thought, illegals will have to go home. A lot of people stand to loose. Businesses loose cheap labor, illegals have to go home, Demoncrat community organizers have to get real jobs, bishops will have to start addressing the crisis of faith and morality, and Gittelson might be just a little bit poorer from having to pay his servants and workers a little more.

Send This Mexican Back To Mexico

An annoying Mexican is complaining that he is not being catered to in Spanish. So he wants his school forms in Spanish.

FOX 4 News February 16, 2012 by Natalie Solis


ARLINGTON, Texas - A two-time “Teacher of the Year” in Arlington is now fighting to keep her job after allegedly telling a Hispanic student to “Go back to Mexico.”
Barnett Junior High School math teacher Shirley Bunn has 24 years of teaching experience. But her career could end with what she called a moment of frustration.
Bunn admitted she lost her temper on Sept. 30 while distributing Title 1 forms to her eighth grade students.

According to public documents, a student who had a history of being disruptive repeatedly asked his teacher for a form printed in Spanish by saying, “I’m Mexican. I’m Mexican.”

The documents said Bunn tried to tell him that he could get the forms in the office but he continued to argue with her and repeat, “I’m Mexican.”

In response, Bunn blurted out “[Then] go back to Mexico.

The student, obviously either an illegal or legal alien, should go back to Mexico. If he is so identified with Mexico and so hostile to the English language, he must not be happy here. He should go back to Mexico.

It is also important to point out that Title I forms referred to are for school districts with low-income students. Well, that is no surprise since the student is from Mexico. Mexican immigrants are notoriously poor and unable to advance themselves materially. They immigrate poor and remain poor, dependent on the taxes paid by Americans to live. In fact, education is wasted on Mexicans and their descendants, who's educational and economic attainment decline. They go from bad to worse.

But in the end, the issue is about this student's attitude towards America. He clearly hates this country and the English language. He will not be contributing anything to this society. His future is most likely to include prison or failure. And undoubtedly voting in the future for Spanish supremacism and more welfare for himself and his fellow Mexicans.

Get out and don't let the door hit you on the way out you ingrate.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Hate-filled Snark From The WSJ

The Wall Street Journal is publishing more nonsense. In a churlish and rude reference to American immigration policy it whines that America might have been deprived of a less than stellar basketball player and implies that millions of ubermensch immigrants similar to Jeremy Lin are languishing outside the United States, ready and willing to show their superhuman superiority to those of us who had the misfortune of parents who were born here.

WSJ February 17, 2012


Jeremy Lin didn't come from nowhere.

But Mr. Lin didn't come from nowhere. He was born and raised in the United States after the federal government managed to allow his parents to move here from Taiwan in the 1970s. Like so many others who have enriched America and the world, the two engineers made their way to California's Silicon Valley. Few might have guessed that their son would make his living around backboards instead of circuit boards, and despite his stellar hoops career at Palo Alto High School, there was little interest in Mr. Lin among major college coaches.

Our friends at the New York Post inspired that headline after watching a child of immigrants perform a series of unexpected feats on the basketball court. In case you've been hibernating, Jeremy Lin has seemingly come from nowhere to lead the National Basketball Association's previously uninspired New York Knicks to seven straight wins as their point guard before Friday night's game.

The shocking thing is that the rude comment about American immigration policy should instead read how fortunate he and his parents were. But it is astonishing that the WSJ should write something so misleading the same month that other immigrants were in the news:

Mohammed Altameemi, Yusra Farhan, and Tabarak Altameemi

PHOENIX (CBS5) February 15, 2012


A Valley couple and their 18-year-old daughter have been arrested in an alleged assault on the couple's other daughter.

Yusra Farhan, 50, was arrested Feb. 8, 2012, for allegedly beating her daughter and trying her to a bed. The victim told police it was because her mom caught the young woman speaking with a man.

Officer James Holmes with the Phoenix Police Department said detectives served a search warrant at the family's home on 35th Avenue on Feb. 15. Farhan was re-arrested for a November aggravated assault.

The father, Mohammed Altameemi, 45, and the victim's sister, Tabarak Altameemi, 18, were also arrested for aggravated assault.

Detectives say they learned that in November 2011, the victim reported she was in a bedroom of the home when she was held down by her sister while her mother burned her on the face and chest with a hot spoon. The victim reported she was punished for refusing an arranged marriage with a 38-year-old man.


HuffPo February 17, 2012


WASHINGTON — A 29-year-old Moroccan man who believed he was working with al-Qaida was arrested Friday near the U.S. Capitol as he was planning to detonate what he thought was a suicide vest that undercover operatives gave him, officials said.

Danilo Velasquez, Luis Herrera, and Jaime Balam

SFGate February 16, 2012 by Bob Egelko


A member of San Francisco's MS-13 gang was sentenced to life in federal prison Wednesday for taking part in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old college student mistaken for a rival gang member.

Danilo Velasquez was convicted in November of racketeering, conspiracy and weapons charges in the death of Moises Frias, shot in his car outside the Daly City BART station in February 2009. He was not charged with murder.

Prosecutors said Velasquez and a fellow MS-13 member, Jaime Balam, jumped out of their stolen car and opened fire on Frias and his friends, who wore red clothing they associated with the rival NorteƱo gang. Balam was deported to Mexico before being identified as a suspect and has not been caught.

A third MS-13 member, Luis Herrera, who pleaded guilty to racketeering and conspiracy and admitted driving the car, has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.


CBS 5 January 25, 2012


SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A son whose father and two brothers were fatally shot in San Francisco’s Excelsior District as they drove home from a family outing in Fairfield in 2008 testified Wednesday that he saw alleged MS-13 gang member Edwin Ramos fire the shots.

Andrew Bologna said he saw Ramos shoot his father Anthony, 48, and his brothers Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16, as the family drove near Congdon and Maynard streets shortly after 3 p.m. on June 22, 2008.

Mohammed Wali Zazi

HuffPo February 10, 2012 by Collen Long


NEW YORK -- The father of an admitted terrorist was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison Friday after he was convicted of destroying evidence and lying to investigators to cover up his son's plot to attack the New York City subways in 2009 as one of a trio of suicide bombers.

Mohammed Wali Zazi, 56, could have faced up to 40 years, though his attorneys had argued for probation because they said he was simply trying to protect his family and had no idea what his son was up to.

His son, Najibullah Zazi, has admitted that he returned from a trip to Pakistan to his family's Denver-area home to practice concocting homemade bombs using chemicals extracted from common beauty supplies. He then drove to New York City in September 2009 with plans to attack the subway system in a "martyrdom operation" before he learned he was being watched by the FBI and fled back to Colorado. The plot was sanctioned by al-Qaida, but thwarted by authorities.

The elder Zazi was found guilty of conspiracy and obstruction of justice at a trial detailing the unraveling of a working-class family of Afghan-Americans amid chilling allegations of homegrown terror. He clawed his way to a fairly comfortable life in the U.S., hoping to give his children what he didn't experience: A life without struggle.

And he refused to believe, even at his sentencing, that his son was plotting an attack. He gave a long statement in Pashto through an interpreter saying his family was victimized.

"I believe that my son was pressured," he said. "I don't think that he was involved in any wrongdoing. I am sorry. The last three years my family ... went through very difficult times."

Jamshid Muhtorov

Denver Post February 15, 2012 by Felisa Cardona


Uzbek refugee Jamshid Muhtorov won't be released on bond, a federal magistrate judge ruled this afternoon, citing concerns he might leave the country and poses a danger to the community.
"I have a grave concern that, rather than go to jail in the United States, defendant is at risk of choosing an alternative that would present a risk to other persons of the community," wrote U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Hegarty.

The ruling comes a day after assistant U.S. attorney Greg Holloway told the court Muhtorov admitted he knew the Islamic Jihad Union was a combat organization that fights NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

Muhtorov, a 35-year-old Aurora resident, is charged with providing material support to the IJU, a designated foreign terrorist organization.

And that is just in the last 30 days. A high cost to immigration.

Just think if we did not "manage" to allow the Zazis, or the Muhtorovs, or the Altimeemes, or Herrera, Ramos, or Velasquez, or Balam, ad infinitum, to immigrant? Immigration is not without its costs, just ask the Bologna family. That is something the WSJ does not calculate. It only snidely denigrates the United States for not admitting more immigrants. They all won't be like the Lins. And, by the way, they play basketball in Taiwan. With zero immigration, Jeremy Lin would still be fine and the Bolognas would still be alive.