Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Why, No, Because It Has Already Been Done

The incomparable Nicolas Stix of the Nicolas Stix, Uncensored blog, asked a sarcastic question on VDare recently whether Barak Hussein Obama was soon to order the end of pursuits of illegal aliens fleeing the Border Patrol in particular and law enforcement in general. 

What Nic did not know was that order was issued years ago by Billyjeff Clinton.  That order was the cumulation of years of lobbying by the illegal alien lobby and their supporters.  It, of course, was not repealed by Jorge Bush. And now we have a clear policy that the Border Patrol does not do pursuits.

And it all originated in a spectatular crash by alien smugglers in Riverside, CA.

LA Times June 3, 1992

TEMECULA, Calif. — A Chevrolet Suburban fleeing Border Patrol agents crashed at high speed into a passing car outside a high school Tuesday, killing four students and a father driving his son to school and injuring the 13 occupants of the camper.

The accident occurred just after 7:30 a.m. as horrified students arrived for classes at Temecula Valley High School. Wreckage and bodies were strewn across a busy intersection in this fast-growing, semirural community in southern Riverside County, renewing controversy over Border Patrol policy on high-speed chases.

The stolen Suburban carrying 13 suspected illegal immigrants ran a red light and smashed into an Acura Legend with such force that it tore the smaller vehicle in half, killing the father, his son and a teen-age friend, authorities said.

Sometime later, soon after the inaguration of Billyjeff, the previous aggressive pursuit policy was ended unofficially.  While pursuit was still an option in INS policy, the unofficial policy promulgated to the agents and enforced with a heavy hand was that there was to be no more pursuits.

Similarly, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Border Patrol parent agency, issued its new pursuit policy that makes it abundentally clear that while pursuits still technically exist, the onus is on the Border Patrol Agent and the first line Supervisory Border Patrol Agent to justify a pursuit on certain criteria, which basically are only if you are pursuing Ayman Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri.

From the CBP directive:

2.2. Factors to be considered in making pursuit determinations include but are not limited to:
2.2.1. Maintaining a probability of arrest.

2.2.2. Nature of the crime or suspected crime committed by suspect(s) being pursued.

2.2.3. Immediate danger to the public of continuing the emergency driving or vehicle pursuit (i.e. proximity of population centers, pedestrians, schools, traffic flow, etc.)

2.2.4 Danger to the public presented by the suspect(s) remaining at large.

2.2.5. Current Intelligence.

2.2.6. Homeland Security Advisory System level.

2.2.7. Availability of other realistic and appropriate enforcement options such as controlled tire deflation devices, surveillance by aircraft or undercover vehicles.

2.2.8. Potential for successful enforcement action at a later time, particularly if identity is known.
To accompany the illusion of immigration enforcement is the illusion of pursuit of illegal aliens.  So Nicolas was correct in that the John Doe in the Oval Office did issue instructions to end pursuits, but pursuits were defacto ended by one of his predessessors, Billyjeff Clinton.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Man Bites Dog

In a surprise move, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) took their responsibilities seriously and actually vetted an applicant for naturalization, found that the alien in question was not worthy of naturalization, and denied said alien's application.

The sad part was than an imperious kritarch decided to step in and naturalize the possible Muslim terrorist.

WaPo/AP July 25, 2012

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A nearly five-year legal saga will conclude Thursday for Falls Church resident Jamal Abusamhadaneh when he takes the oath of citizenship at a federal courthouse, after a federal judge ruled that immigration authorities wrongly drew sinister conclusions about aspects of his Muslim faith.
Abusamhadaneh’s naturalization follows last month’s unusual ruling that overturned the denial of his application by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

USCIS had denied the application and expressed concerns about Abusamhadaneh’s association with a prominent Virginia mosque and a purported link to the Muslim Brotherhood.

U.S. District Judge James Cacheris, who heard three days of evidence at trial earlier this year and issued an unusually detailed 90-page ruling, will personally administer the oath Thursday. He said USCIS’ concerns on all counts were either unfounded or overblown.

The issue was that he lied concerning his association with a terrorist mosque that the Fort Hood Shooter Nidal Hasan and 9/11 hijackers "worshiped" at as well.

A finding of good moral character is a requirement for citizenship, and that’s where USCIS contended the former IT worker with the Fairfax County Police Department fell short. Immigration officers contended that Abusamhadaneh lied by denying to interviewers his associations with the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in northern Virginia and the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group that is banned in some countries.

The mosque that’s among the largest and most prominent in the region has been a subject of controversy for more than a decade, primarily because a former imam there, Anwar al-Awlaki, later left the country for Yemen and became a high-profile al-Qaida leader before he was killed in a drone strike.
Even though he admitted he lied, the judge found that he did not lie:

A judge, though, found that Abusamhadaneh was truthful about his associations. In his initial interview, Abusamhadaneh followed advice from his first attorney, Ashraf Nubani, that he shouldn’t discuss his religious affiliations. When it became clear, though, that his interviewers had questions about his religious affiliations, Abusamhadaneh told USCIS that he is not an official member of Dar al-Hijrah but worships there regularly because he lives nearby.
Not an "official" member, just worshiped there.  The mosque has also been identified as a terrorist front and allowed Sami Al-Arian, a deported Palestinian terrorist supporter, to use the mosque.  Which leads us to the question of why did Abusamhadaneh lie about his association with the mosque?  Because he knew it would cause his application for naturalization to be denied.

More importantly he was an employee of a Muslim Brotherhood front group, the American Muslim Council, which once employed a high ranking MB convicted terrorist.

USCIS, meanwhile, had an FBI report that linked Abusamhadaneh to the Brotherhood. At trial, it was revealed that the source of the FBI report was Abdurahman Alamoudi, who was Abusamhadaneh’s boss for several years at the American Muslim Council. Alamoudi, a prominent U.S. Muslim activist, is currently serving a prison sentence for participating in a Libyan plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah.
All for naught though.  We live in a kritarchy, and the judge has ignored all the evidence and is proceeding with the naturalization of this Muslim who only worshiped at the most radical Salifist mosque in America because it was close to his home, and was desperate to conceal it from USCIS.

And note how disingenuous Judge Cacheris is:

Cacheris found the purported links to the Muslim Brotherhood to be essentially nonexistent: “Mr. Abusamhadaneh credibly testified that he is not, and never has been, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood,” he wrote in the ruling. “Not here and not in Jordan. Nor has he ever been associated with the Muslim Brotherhood in any formal way.”

Not "...in any formal way."  That says it all. Not only is that not true, Abusamhadaneh was actually employed by an MB front group, but was informally tightly connected not only with other terrorists, but their premier front mosque as well.  And there is nothing in the law about "formal" connections to organizations that show a lack of good moral character.  To be a mafiosa you don't have to have taken the omerta, you can be a lower ranked member or associate as well as be an informal associate with the Communist Party, like Barak Hussein Obama's association with Comrade Frank Mashall Davis.  Good moral character is not about formalities, but character.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

More Evidence That Profiling Works

Mexican groups are up in arms that Texas has requested access to the Department of Homeland Security database, SAVE, Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements, to fight illegal voting by aliens.

San Antonio Express News July 19, 2012 by Nolan Hicks

Two key Latino groups on Thursday slammed statewide Republican efforts to obtain a massive federal immigration database and check voter rolls for possible noncitizens.

The exchange is the latest volley in the fight over a new voter ID law and similar work by lawmakers nationwide that's deemed discriminatory against minorities.

Secretary of State Hope Andrade on Wednesday requested access to the federal database's more than 100 million immigration records.

Florida election officials last week received a similar list for their state, after a fight for the records.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott argues the law and cross-checking the database is needed to reduce voter fraud, while Democrats say it will do nothing more than make it harder for minorities and the elderly to vote.
However, by their over-excited response to removing aliens from the voter rolls, Mexican groups only prove that profiling works. Their complaints immediately identify those commiting voter fraud in Texas, Hispanic immigrants, legal and illegal. If no Hispanics were involved in voter fraud, what is the complaint? Texas will run names against a database and find nothing. But the appearance of even the possibility of any investigation into aliens registering and voting has sent Mexican groups into a rage, that only confirms the suspicions that Mexicans are engaged in widespread illegal voting by aliens.

Thanks for confirming that illegal voting is an issue solved by racial profiling. Texas can now dispense with running all names against SAVE and run only Spanish language names. They might want to start with Luis Vera and Trey Martinez Fischer. Just in case.

On a side note, the reporter refers to a Brennan Center claim regarding impersonation:

Meanwhile, a study of voter fraud claims conducted by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University in 2007 found that it is “more likely that an individual will be struck by lightning than that he will impersonate another voter at the polls.”

Oooppss. The rocket scientist reporter confused voter identification laws with illegal registration by aliens. Two different issues Einstein.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Globalization Knocking On Bellingham's Door

Steve Sailer had an excellent post on SWPL types avoiding globalization by living locally in Bellingham, WA.  The area might be only 4.63% Hispanic, but that is already too much and symptomatic of the changes, and Hispanics, are heading north.

Local farmers just a few miles south of Bellingham,  Burlington specifically, are on the globalization bandwagon and using illegal alien labor to cut costs and make money, as well as sticking it to whitey.

From a post on this blog about a year ago:  Farmer Steve Sakamura doesn't like to pay wages sufficient to hire local sustainable wages.

Federale Blog August 1, 2011
Causes Of Illegal Immigration
BURLINGTON, Wash. — If you buy strawberry Haagen-Dazs ice cream, Steve Sakuma says, there's an 80 percent chance that you're going to get his berries, grown on some of the richest black soil in America, in northern Washington state, about 50 miles from the Canadian border.
And he says there's a very good chance that you'd get berries handpicked by illegal immigrants, too.

Small-town hipsters can run, but they can hide from illegal immigration, Walmarts, and Chipotles. Illegals and globalization are like the old bad Terminator, it will not be stopped, certainly not by Disingenuous White Liberals thinking and living locally, or by a little rain.  And I am thinking that the hipsters have a few illegals working on those farms, ice creameries, and trendy restaurants.  

Another Reason There Are So Many Illegal Aliens Part II

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is now spending their time and budget not arresting illegal aliens, but trolling the world looking for aliens with medical needs and bringing them to the United States.

In a shocking case, ICE HSI used an armoured vehicle to move a Mexican child with a tumor from his home to the United States.  ICE HSI is supposed to be a law enforcement agency, not the Peace Corps or Medesins Sans Frontiers.  It is an agency that is supposed to arrest illegal aliens, drug smugglers and alien terrorists.  But ICE HSI thinks those problems are unimportant and they now think they are an international service organization.

WaPo/AP July 20, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A 9-year-old boy with a massive tumor was whisked from a dangerous neighborhood in Mexico in an armored vehicle by U.S. agents and taken across the border for treatment in New Mexico, his family said.
The boy and his parents were snatched Thursday from the gang-infested neighborhood in Ciudad Juarez — one of the deadliest cities in the world — after members of a New Mexico Baptist church saw him near an orphanage and sought help...
With no money for medical care, the family sought treatment in Juarez and El Paso, but did not receive any help removing the tumor, which has afflicted Jose since birth.
Si Budagher, pastor of First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho, N.M., said church members spotted the boy while doing missionary work and felt compelled to help him.

“He just came up to us and offered to carry groceries,” Budagher said. “The Lord put him in front of us...”

And then an ICE official decided to spend taxpayer dollars to "rescue" this Mexican from Mexico, and, might I note, in violation of the Anti-Deficiency Act, which prohibits spending monies not appropriated by Congress. There certainly is no lawful basis for this "rescue" mission by ICE HSI.

Denise Gutierrez, a victim assistance coordinator for Homeland Security Investigations, said she felt compelled to help as soon as she saw photos of Jose.

“I refused to believe that there was nothing we could do for this boy,” she said.

Gutierrez said the boy and his parents were granted a 45-day humanitarian visa for treatment in New Mexico, and a coalition of U.S. agencies led by Homeland Security Investigations began working to get them into the United States.

So Gutierrez decided to be generous with the money of others. It is noticed that she did not help pay for a specialist in Mexico to treat the young boy.  She is like the Ted Kennedy of ICE.  Happily spending the money of others to assuage her own consience.  Did she kill someone like Teddy did and trying to make amends?

Oh, and by the way, poor Jose will be treated at public expense, not using donations. He will be a charge of Medicaid and the family will be on AFDC and TANF, nor will they ever leave the United States. They are here forever.

But this begs the question, why didn't ICE HSI and Gutierrez rescue the Indonesian Tree Man? If it is the purpose of ICE HSI to travel the world rescueing those with strange diseases and deformities, why not Dede Koswara as well? Why not the millions of others? It is Gutierrez' racial solidarity with her fellow Mexicans? Doesn't she have enough work to do?

FBI Still Profiling

And for good reason.  Criminals have profiles.  Different crimes are commited by different groups of people.  Some crimes have a mythical profile, like serial killers who have have an inaccurate profile, at least in the popular press, they aren't just white people.  But that is not to say that there is a problem with profiling; it is just that you have to have a good profile.  And thanks to the Aurora shooting, we find that despite the whining of Eric Holder, the FBI is still using profiling.

AP/Google July 22, 2012 by Eileen Sullivan

The threat of the lone offender has become such a concern that the FBI in 2009 created a more than 25-member task force to identify common behavioral traits and characteristics. In 2012 alone, there have been 22 mass shootings, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

"Behavior traits and characteristics."  Profiling.  And it works.  But for lone gunmen it only works after the fact.  Usually it is their first and only crime, other than any crimes needed to prepare for the big event, which usually aren't much. 

Which brings us to the immigration angle.  Sheriff Joe Arpaio is under assault by illegal aliens and Mexicans for his aggressive policing of illegal immigration and the crimes associated with illegal aliens, such as alien smuggling and identity theft. 

Just look at what the plaintiffs themselves are:

Fox News July 19, 2012

PHOENIX – Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's anti-illegal immigration patrols are taking center stage in federal court in Phoenix.  
A lawyer for a group of Latinos who filed a civil lawsuit against his department said in opening statements Thursday that the evidence will show that Arpaio and his deputies racially profiled Hispanics.  

Interestingly there are two different names to describe the alleged victims of a non-crime, that of profiling.  As with the FBI dealing with lone gunmen, there is an accurate and useful profile of said group of criminals, illegal aliens, just as there is a profile of current terrorists;  Muslim men between 16 and 50.  Name any major terrorist event of the last 15 years, and that is the profile.

And what is the profile of an illegal alien?  A Mexican or South American national of mixed  or Amerindian race of either sex.  And since illegal aliens are so readily identifyable by race, by their physical or racial "characteristics," use of those characteristics are a valid law enforcement criteria.  Therefore, Latinos and Hispanics are the racial and ethnic "characteristic" of  illegal aliens.  Of course, the immediate response is that there are white illegal aliens.  Yeah, but few, and almost none in Arizona.  White illegal aliens, mostly from Ireland, are most likely to be found in San Francisco, NYC, and Boston rather than Tempe, Tucson, or Phoenix.

But remember, the case is not really about profiling, or as the FBI says now, "characteristics" of criminals, but the imposition of a political program by the radical left.  This from an ACLU lawyer involved in the lawsuit:

"He is not free to say whatever he wants," said Dan Pochoda, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, one of the groups that pushed the lawsuit against Arpaio. "He will be called as a witness."
"...not free to say whatever he wants..." Strange coming from an ACLU shyster.  One would think that the organization that supports burning American flags and pornography would support someone saying anything they want.  But according to the ACLU, white Americans don't have those rights, Muslim terrorists and illegal aliens have those rights.  The agenda is suppression of white Americans and the rights we enjoy.  Sort of like the war on the 2nd Amendment waged by blacks and immigrants.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Another Amnesty For Criminal Aliens

The Obama Regime has another angle on its Administrative Amnesty for criminal aliens, as predicted by this blog.  Just don't charge them with the crimes they commit, then they aren't criminal aliens.  (h/t CIS)

CIS July 20, 2012 by Jessica Vaughan

The ICE enforcement agents' union is reporting an incident from earlier this week that illustrates the perverse results of the Obama administration's DREAM decree and "prosecutorial discretion" policies. An illegal alien, who is described as meeting the criteria for the president's DREAM amnesty, was arrested and jailed in El Paso, Texas, on a domestic assault charge. When ICE agents arrived at the jail for routine inmate screening, the 5'9", 245 lb. illegal alien attempted to escape, and in the process assaulted and injured one of the ICE agents. According to the union statement, ICE managers ordered the criminal alien released without charges, despite the escape attempt and assault on a federal agent (a felony), not to mention his illegal status. Meanwhile, before offering medical treatment to the injured, the agents were questioned by managers regarding possible disciplinary action for their efforts. The injured agent will be restricted from duty for two weeks due to his injuries.

There we have it, a vicious and dangerous illegal alien released to commit more crimes. This alien commited three felonies: domestic violence (Texas Penal Code§ 22.01(e)), escape (Texas Penal Code 38.06) and assault on a Federal officer (18 United States Code Section 1001). 

So much for "deserving" illegal aliens.  The only thing this illegal alien deserves is to be treated like a king, Rodney King.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

English Language Requirement For Naturalization? Not!

Recently VDare writer Allan Wall asked the, as we shall see, ridiculous question: "Isn't knowing English a requirement for naturalization?"  concerning a recent controversy in immigrant burdened Walnut, CA.  The sad answer is a resounding no.  There are several ways around the English language and civics examination portions of the naturalization application process.

The first and most obvious is the actual legal exemptions for lazy immigrants uninterested, unable, or unwilling to learn English.  First it is just being here long enough to be excused:

From the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website:


English Language Exemptions

You Are Exempt From The English Language Requirement, But Are Still Required To Take The Civics Test If You Are:

Age 50 or older at the time of filing for naturalization and have lived as a permanent resident (green card holder) in the United States for 20 years (commonly referred to as the “50/20” exception).


Age 55 or older at the time of filing for naturalization and have lived as a permanent resident in the United States for 15 years (commonly referred to as the “55/15” exception).

Notice that logically, the longer one has been here, the more likely one would learn English, but USCIS, more specifically, Congress, rewarded the lazy, indolent and stupid for delaying any learning effort.  Sort of like Civil Service seniority for immigrants.

Next there are the disability wranglers who find a sympathic physician or psycologist to write them a note or pay the same for the note:

Medical Disability Exceptions to English and Civics

You may be eligible for an exception to the English and civics naturalization requirements if you are unable to comply with these requirements because of a physical or developmental disability or a mental impairment.

To request this exception, submit Form N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions. This form must be completed by a licensed medical or osteopathic doctor, or licensed clinical psychologist.

As an aside, you don't even have to live in the United States to be naturalized:

Continuous Residence Exceptions

If you are engaged in certain kinds of overseas employment you may be eligible for an exception to the continuous residence requirement. For more information visit our Continuous Residence and Physical Presence Requirements for Naturalization page.

But the most important exemption for immigrants learning English is not on the USCIS web page.  It is the policy by which Immigration Services Officers (ISO) are unofficially discouraged from failing immigrants who fail the rather limited English language test by USCIS management.  ISOs who work too diligently at weeding out those unable to speak any English are told in no uncertain terms by their supervisors that failing applicants is not part of their job and will have negative consequences.  Their job is to approve applications for naturalization, not deny them.

But the most import part of the alleged English language examination is that it consist of only one part.  The applicant is required to transcribe a sentence spoken by the ISO.  And by policy that sentence cannot be more than four words long.  Some test.  Even if you pass, you may still not know much English.

It is time for Congress to make the naturalization process a serious examination of an immigrant's knowleged of civics and English.  How about a 300 question test in three parts dealing with American history from the English Colonies to the present, the Constitution, Declaration and Federalist papers, as well as the biographies of the Founders, takeable only in English or American Braille with no waivers?  And how about each immigrant would also have to memorize and recite from memory the Declaration, the Preamble to the Constitution or Washington's Farewell Address?

But remember as of today, the English language portion of the naturalization process is such a joke as to be practically non-existent.

Another Reason Arrests Of Illegal Aliens Has Collapsed

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has decided that investigating common State level criminal offenses is what it wants to do.  In this case ICE wasted valuable resources investigating an American citizen for producing child pornography in the United States.  There is no connection to any immigration violation, any customs violation or any terrorism violation.  Why was ICE involved in investigating this crime?

WaPo July 18, 2012 by Ann Marimow

A former Prince George’s County school bus driver was sentenced Wednesday to 55 years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for producing child pornography.

Scott Smallwood, 29, of Upper Marlboro was arrested in 2010 after he left a memory card containing sexually explicit videos of a 7-year-old boy on the counter of a convenience store.

Smallwood pleaded guilty in February to two counts of producing child pornography.

Of note is that not only was child pornography involved, but child molestation as well:

According to the plea agreement, Smallwood was a night bus driver and also drove the boy to church. He had “sleepovers” with the boy, according to the agreement, and gave him “candy in exchange for inappropriate sexual contact.”
The real question is why wasn't the Prince George's County Police Department or the Prince George's County State's Attorney prosecuting Smallwood? Is there a local amnesty for child molesters in Prince George's County?

But it certainly is an excuse for ICE not to enforce immigration laws when it has decided to take over the work of the Prince George's County Police and the Prince George's County State's Attorney.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Massive Decline In Immigration Arrests

U.S. Immigration and Customs (Non) Enforcement (ICE) announced through the Bureau of Justice Statistics that arrests for immigration violations have dropped to the lowest level in 40 years.

WaPo/AP July 18, 2012
Apprehensions For Immigration Violations Drop To Lowest Level In 40 Years; Arrests Up
WASHINGTON — The government says apprehensions of people for federal immigration violations have dropped to the lowest level in 40 years, reflecting a decline in the northbound traffic of illegal immigrants from Mexico... [Lie.  Immigration arrests are down not because of a small decline in illegal immigration of Mexicans, as illegal aliens from further south have increased, but in an ICE policy not to make arrests and an end to interior enforcement by the U.S. Border Patrol.]
In a report released Wednesday, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics said the number of immigration-related apprehensions has steadily declined, peaking at 1.8 million in 2000 but dropping to 516,992 in 2010 — the lowest level since 1972...
“On the other hand, arrests by federal authorities for immigration offenses is rising, no doubt partly due to greater enforcement efforts,” said Rodriguez, who has spent decades studying Latino migration and the impact of U.S. immigration policies on immigrant communities.

A nice slight of hand, as the AP does not make the critical distinction between criminal arrests and immigration arrests.  Immigration arrests require little or no pre-arrest investigation, criminal arrests require long and involved investigative and procedural activity,  including supervisor review, review by an Assistant United States Attorney, testimony before a Grand Jury, preparing a search or arrest warrant, submitting to a review of a warrant by a magistrate, testimony before a magistrate during a probable cause hearing, etc.  An immigration arrest is a quick field interview of a person to determine alienage and lawful presence.  Not much at all compared to a criminal arrest.  In fact, the time effort involved in one criminal arrest could result in 100 administrative arrests for immigration violations.
Suspects arrested by the Marshals Service for federal criminal immigration offenses increased from 8,777 in 1994 to 82,438 in 2010.

Criminal arrests are up, but mostly because of U.S. Border Patrol policy in certain sectors to discourage repeat immigration offenders by criminally prosecuting illegal entry violations.

In a seven-year span ending in 2010, the number of border patrol officers nearly doubled, from 10,819 to 20,558, the study says.

But immigration arrests are down, as the U.S. Border Patrol has been prohibited from making arrests in the interior of the United States, and the Regime and Jorge Bush who preceded it, have been closing interior Border Patrol Stations.  

This decline in arrests is another symptom of the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

ICE Celebrates 9/11

By continuing to fail to monitor flight schools enrolling aliens for fraud.  Ten years after illegal alien Muslim flight school students killed 3,000 Americans, ICE, one of whose supposed priority is terrorism, has done nothing to see that the foreign students who attend flight schools are doing so legally at properly accredited institutions.

NYT July 16, 2012 by Michael Schmidt

WASHINGTON — More than one-third of the flight schools in the United States that cater to foreigners are not certified by the Federal Aviation Administration, according to the Government Accountability Office, raising concerns that the schools are illegally backing student visas although they have no intention of teaching the students to fly.

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which oversees the student visa program, keeps such sloppy records that it does not know how many of the 10,000 schools that can submit paperwork for such visas are accredited by the states where they do business, according to a new G.A.O. report. It said 167 of the 434 flight schools in the United States were not accredited by the F.A.A. and could not provide students with the proper documents to show they know how to operate a plane.
Even worse, ICE refuses to exercise it authority to stop the fraud, claiming that it cannot stop immigration fraud.

The report, which is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, said that even if schools are already under investigation for issuing documents for illegal visas, the customs agency does not have the authority to stop them from issuing more.
Why do we have ICE if they won't do their job.  It is like the RINOs who argue that the Supreme Court was correct not to overturn Obamacare because it is the responsibility of Congress to overturn unconstitutional laws.  So why have a Supreme Court if Congress should overturn unconstitutional laws?  Why have ICE if they won't enforce immigration law?


Amnesty For Onyango Obama Confirmed

That Barak Hussein Obama's uncle Onyango Obama received an illegal amnesty has been confirmed by emails obtained by Judicial Watch.  That Onyango Obama would not be deported and allowed to remain to illegally appeal his 20 year old deportation order was predicted by this blog in September of 2011.  It was not precient as his aunt Zeituni Onyango set the precedent for an unlawful favoritism for an illegal alien without recourse in immigration proceedings.

Washington Examiner July 16, 2012 by Joel Gehrke

Emails exchanged by top U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials confirm that ICE delayed the deportation of President Obama’s uncle, an illegal immigrant, and that they had a close eye on Mitt Romney’s view of the issue.
And this blog predicted that the purpose of the failure to execute a 20 year old order of deportation was to give Onyango another shot at the immigration appeal system that rejected his first claim.

“Mr. Onyango is subject to a final order of deportation. ICE had granted him a stay of deportation effective until June 5, 2012,” Brian Hale, director of ICE’s public affairs, explained in an April 1, 2012 email to ICE Director John Morton that was obtained by Judicial Watch. “The stay was granted to allow him to attend pending criminal proceedings and to seek reopening of his deportation proceedings, which concluded before the Board of Immigration Appeals on January 29, 1992.”
And it appears that Mittens was temporarily on the case a year ago:

The emails also show that Hale kept Morton apprised of how Onyango Obama’s case was playing in the media. When Mitt Romney said in December 2011 that he would deport Onyango Obama following his arrest for drunk driving, Hale sent the news report to Morton and other members of ICE leadership.
But nothing from Mittens on the Onyango amnesty in the mean time, which is not surprising since he endorsed with his silence the most recent DREAM Act Administrative Amnesty.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Obama Regime Again Fails To Meet 400,000 Deporations Goal

The Obama Regime constantly claims that its can only deport 400,000 illegal aliens a year because of budget concerns.  That is of course nonsense.  The Regime is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in man hours assisting illegal aliens who have already been arrested, ordered deported or whom are in deportation proceedings, to remain in the U.S. and even spending additional hundreds of thousands of dollars giving those aliens benefits like employment authorization. 

While the official figures have not been released, leaks to ABC claim that the Regime deported 396,906 aliens, again short of their 400,000 deportations goal.

ABC News/USA Today by Alan Gomez and Kevin Johnson June 16, 2012 

The U.S. deported nearly 400,000 illegal immigrants last year, and an increasing number of them were convicted criminals, according to figures set for release Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security.

Deportations have been on the rise for the past decade, and the 396,906 illegal immigrants deported in fiscal year 2011 is the highest number yet, according to the figures.

Under the Obama administration, Homeland Security issued new priorities to focus deportations on convicted criminals, people who pose threats to national security and repeated border-crossers. Last year, 55% of those deported were convicted criminals, the highest percentage in nearly a decade.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton said the numbers reflect the administration's "focus on sensible immigration."

"In the face of limited resources, we have to prioritize, and that starts with criminal offenders," Morton said. "We are making sure that people who game the system face the consequences."

What is remarkable though is that only 55% of the deportations were criminals.  With all the effort on its "priorities," ICE is still unable to remove many criminal aliens.  Of course, all illegal aliens are criminal aliens.  You can't be an illegal alien without violating many criminal laws and not just those laws that deal with immigration.  The fact is that removing criminal aliens is much more difficult that removing other illegal aliens, especially since ICE refuses to implement Expedited Removal against criminal aliens.
And we don't know yet how the Regime came by this number.  Each year the Regime has always claimed aliens deported in the previous fiscal year and claimed Voluntary Returns from the U.S. Border Patrol in its numbers.  So the numbers are always lies.
So, we shall see, but in the end, even with whatever manipulation of the numbers, the Regime could not meet its goal of 400,000 deportations.  A number that could easily be 1 million if DHS made a real effort. 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Even Racists Have A Right To Self-Defense

Not George Zimmerman, but a Neo-Nazi in Germany.

The Local German Edition July 13, 2012
Neo-Nazi Acquitted After Driving Into Leftists
A German neo-Nazi who drove into a group of leftists, leaving one with a brain injury, has been acquitted of attempted manslaughter. The judge found he was acting in self-defense.
The 29-year-old accused was sitting in his car in a car park when he was approached by a group of left-wing extremists, who had their faces covered. The neo-Nazi reacted by starting the ignition and driving into them at speed, hitting a 22-year-old. 
The young man suffered a severe head injury and haemorrhaging, and continues to suffer from a speech impediment and motor dysfunctions.
But a Freiburg court acquitted the neo-Nazi of all charges, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Friday. The judge ruled that he had acted in self-defence while trying to escape, and that the prosecution had failed to prove that he was deliberately trying to harm anyone.
"Justice is not biased," the judge said in her closing statements, adding that the trial had not been about political views, but whether a crime had been committed. She argued that the principle of "innocent until proven guilty" also applied to neo-Nazis.

Hhhmmm..."Justice is not biased,"  And that is true.  Even those who hate have the right of self-defense.  You don't give up your right to self-defense when you join the Nazi Party, the Klan, or have impolite opinions of blacks.

And that brings us to George Zimmerman.  The FBI has been furiously searching for evidence of a Zimmerman thought crime.  Interestingly enough the FBI investigation was illegal.  There was no crime for the FBI to investigate, so any investigation is a violation of Zimmerman's rights.  Nor is it a Federal offense to be racist, say racist things, or follow black people.  But even if Zimmerman had expressed racist opinions to others, what would that matter?  Absolutely nothing.  

The Supreme Court has ruled in Graham v. Conner that in a use-of-force case, this case was a law enforcement use of force but the principles apply to any lawful use of force, only objective facts immediately surrounding the incident, not, as in this case, Zimmerman's supposed intent, to profile or hunt down black children, are relevant.  That means regardless of Zimmerman's alleged racist beliefs about Trayvon, any profiling, any rude comments, only the facts of the actual shooting are relevant.  In this case the important facts are not any thought-crimes Zimmerman may have committed, but the fact that Zimmerman was on the ground having his face pummeled, his head bashed on the concrete sidewalk, and Trayvon was going for Zimmerman's gun, are relevant.  Just as Neo-Nazis have the right not to be killed by communist thugs (hey, is there a song about this?), neighborhood watch captains, including racist neighborhood watch captains, have that same right.  

It appears though that the FBI has not absorbed the lessons of Graham, which is not a good idea for them to challenge since Graham was a decision about law enforcement use of force.  The FBI could just be hoisting themselves on a petard that will come back to bite them in the ass.

But then this case was never about the facts, it was about imposing BRA even on half white Hispanics.

Immigrant From Red China Upset At Rights Americans Hold

Leland Yee, a California State Senator, immigrant, advocate for racism directed against white males, fugitive from justice, and Marxist, is a rabid opponent of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.  Like the Red Chinese government, Yee doesn't like an armed populace, probably reflective of his distinct hatred of whites, his Marxism, contempt for his country of residence, and deep fear of armed free citizens.

Yee and the local free commie rag SF Weekly, basically a weekly advertiser for marijuana dealers and prostitutes, have a current obsession with armed white Americans who have found a work-around on California's unconstitutional ban on certain rifles and shotguns.  Said weapons with detachable magazines are banned, but a loophole allowed for removal of a magazine with a tool.  Manufacturers quickly adopted weapons with a magazine release that requires activation with a tool.  Yee sees a threat from whites with such weapons and has proposed legislation to further a ban on said modifications.  And of course any opposition to his Red China like ban on firearms is racist.

SF Weekly July 12, 2012 by Erin Sherbert
Sen. Leland Yee Is Getting Threats Over His "Un-American" Gun-Control Bill
CBS reports that Yee's office has been fielding threats from gun enthusiasts who have launched a vicious campaign against the San Francisco Democrat's proposed gun-control bill. 
Senate Bill 249 aims to make the "bullet button" harder for gun lovers to use, which essentially means it will be that much harder for them to get fire assault weapons, which are illegal in California anyway. 

I wonder what "...get fire assault weapons..." are?

Needless to say, Yee's bill is pushing some buttons at the firing range; gun-toters have called his office, making racist threats, and telling him to "go back to Communist China."

Since Yee is from Red China, how is it racist to tell him to go back?  He would appear to be happier in Red China where there is very strict gun control and even stricter control of speech.

"Unfortunately there are many individuals in the state and in this country that look to the bill that I am carrying as really un-American. And I will tell you that I am probably as American as anyone else," Yee tells CBS .

Well, that certainly is an understatement spoken with a certain lack of conviction.  That sounds like an admission from Yee that he is probably not as American as anyone else. Perhaps a Freudian slip or what is called a gaff; an incident where a politician accidentally tells the truth. And not surprising given Yee's obsession with special privileges for non-English speakers and non-whites.  And his close policy proximity to a Communist dictatorship.  

And it is no surprise that this immigrant from China does not respect the Constitution, as other Chinese immigrants and their descendants have a problem with free speech and guns, like Ted Lieu and San Francisco's corrupt Red Chinese Mayor Ed Lee.

Perhaps someone should ask the anti-racism activists Mike Vanderboegh and David Codrea about who supports the 2nd Amendment, people of color or those labeled racist?

Friday, July 13, 2012

Never Trust A Black Cop

It appears that black cops were out to get George Zimmerman. And I don't mean just Eric "My People" Holder. Recent reports show that besides organizing the baseless firing of white police chief Bill Lee who saw no evidence of a crime in the shooting of the thug Trayvon Martin, blacks had the lead detective, who at one point apparently wanted Zimmerman charged, demoted. And the attack on white officers was organized in conjunction with a group of black officers on the Sanford Police Department who wanted Zimmerman arrested for being white and having the temerity to shoot a black criminal.

Miami Herald July 12, 2012 by Frances Robles

Telling the FBI that he was concerned that people inside the police department were leaking information, Serino cited Sgt. Arthur Barnes, officers Rebecca Villalona and Trekelle Perkins “as all pressuring him to file charges against Zimmerman after the incident,” an FBI report said. “Serino did not believe he had enough evidence at the time to file charges.”

The summary of Serino’s statement does not mention the race of the officers who allegedly pressured him, but sources told The Miami Herald that Barnes and Perkins are black, and Villalona is married to an African-American man. All three, the source said, had been called in by their supervisor and questioned about leaking information in the case...

In his FBI interview, Serino accused Sgt. Barnes of being “friendly” with Tracy Martin, Trayvon’s father. He said Tracy Martin at first understood why no charges were filed, but later changed coursse and accused Zimmerman of racial profiling.

Crump denied that Tracy Martin ever changed postures. Martin, he said, sought legal counsel the very day Serino told him no charges would be filed.

Records released Thursday show that Sgt. Barnes, a 25-year veteran of the department, told the FBI that he believed the black community would be “in an uproar” if Zimmerman was not charged. “The community will be satisfied if an arrest takes place,” the FBI quoted him saying. Barnes “felt the shooting was not racially motivated, but it was a man shooting an unarmed kid.”

The internal machinations of the case appear to becoming curiouser and curiouser. It appears that Serino has changed his tune, from previously appearing to be the voice for additional charges against Zimmerman, to now being the voice of reason.  Quite strange. Perhaps he at one time thought he could be seen as a respectable white person, but apparently he learned that the "civil rights" community and black colleauges can turn on you on a dime.  But despite the rantings of the racists, Zimmerman was arrested that night on charges of unlawful discharge of a firearm and taken in handcuffs to the police station. And note that arrest was unlawful and violated Zimmerman's civil rights, as the law allows discharging of firearms in self-defense.

But the real story is that black cops don't recognize that to arrest someone you must have probable cause that a crime was committed, not just to satisfy the racist black community. I hope that anyone arrested by Sgt. Barnes gets a good attorney and files civil rights lawsuits for false arrest. He and Eric Holder appear to think that being white is a crime and that arrests can be made for political reasons.

The Lawsuits Begin

As predicted by this blog, when the Obama Regime began its Admininstrative Amnesty the issue of who qualifies for the rather amourphous standards was one of the major problems of administering the Amnesty.  And as a matter of course the Treason Bar stepped in.  And quite rightly so.  Immigration is about law and regulations.  There are no laws or regulations authorizing the amnesty.  As a side note regulations are not just the subjective written opinion of the Executive Branch, but the rules for implementing legislation.  There is no legislative or Constitutional authority for the Administrative Amnesty.  Therefore there is no basis in law for the administration of the Administrative Amnesty.

The problem then arises when those who do not get the Administrative Amnesty then demand it.  One of the principles of American jurisprudence is equality before the law.  The Executive Branch cannot just give out benefits willy nilly.  It can only do so based on law.  And without law, the Administrative Amnesty becomes an insane mess and then steps in the Treason Bar.

WaPo/AP July 12, 2012

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Philippine immigrant filed a lawsuit on Thursday seeking a legal right to stay in the United States based on her same-sex marriage to an American.
The suit seeks to win for gays and lesbians the same immigration rights as heterosexual couples. The group that helped file the suit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security called it the first proposed class action of its kind.

Plaintiffs Jane DeLeon, an immigrant from the Philippines, her son Martin Aranas, 25, and DeLeon's U.S. spouse Irma Rodriguez challenged the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

President Barack Obama said last year he considered the 1996 law unconstitutional and would no longer defend it. But the lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles faults the Obama administration for reviewing immigration cases involving same-sex couples on a case-by-case basis, rather than placing them on hold while courts determine DOMA's constitutionality.

Peter Schey, executive director of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law and the lead attorney in the case, said the waiver DeLeon was seeking to stay in the country was often granted to heterosexual couples.
Of note this blog has documented not only Administrative Amnesty for heterosexuals who violate immigration law, but also how DHS and Eric "My People" Holder at the Department of Justice have an Administrative Amnesty for homosexuals as well. The question is how does it justify amnesty for one and not for another. It is a basic question of equality before the law. The Regime is providing benefits to aliens; relief from deportation and employment authorization. Therefore everyone has a right to apply and since there is no legislative basis for the Administrative Amnesty, who determines the standards of the Amnesty? Certainly not without objective standards and recourse to the courts.

But it appears that by unlawfully administering benefits for some but not for others, the Regime is inviting an activist court to extend the Administrative Amnesty to all illegal aliens. We will then be confronted with both a lawless Executive and an unsurprisingly lawless Judiciary. Probably the plan all along. And where are RINOs like John Boehner? Where is Mittens? No where to be found. And that is probably part of the plan as well. And don't expect relief from John Roberts. He hates the Constitution as well.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Arrests At The Border Are Down

So the Obama Regime closes interior Border Patrol Stations.

CNN July 9, 2012 by Carol Cratty
Nine Border Patrol Stations To Close; 41 Agents To Move To Posts Closer To Borders
Washington (CNN) -- Nine Border Patrol stations will be closed within the next six months to move 41 agents closer to the southern and northern borders, according to a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
CBP Spokesman Bill Brooks said the interior stations that will be shut are in some instances hundreds of miles from a border. He said the decision is in keeping with a strategy to use resources wisely and "increasingly concentrate our resources on the border..."
Brooks said the decision has been in the works for some time, but local officials and the media are now being notified. He said the move was not influenced by any recent news events involving immigration.
There will be a budget savings of $1.3 million a year when the nine posts are closed, according to Brooks.
Administration officials have said regular apprehensions of illegal border crossers are at their lowest levels in decades, indicating the administration's border strategy is succeeding. That view is not echoed by some in Congress.

The story only makes sense in that the whole strategy of the Obama Regime and the Bush Administration that proceeded it was not to arrest to many illegal aliens.  Brooks is correct, closing interior Border Patrol Stations did not originate with the Obama Regime, Bush started the strategy of closing interior stations.  Probably next to go are the interior checkpoints such as those at San Clemente.

With a decline in border arrests though the correct response should have been expanding and augmenting interior stations and sectors, as well as rebuilding those that were abandoned under Bush, such as the Livermore Sector, decommissioned in 2004, or redeploying Border Patrol Agents to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices and CBP Districts.