Friday, May 31, 2013

FBI Is Now The Muslim Police

There was an incident of graffiti in a small Georgia town.  And it is not the police investigating the incident, but the FBI.  Now no law enforcement agency in this country investigates graffiti.  But when graffiti involves a Muslim victim, but not perpetrator, the FBI is on the case.  

NBC 11 Atlanta May 28, 2013 
Vandalism At Islamic Center Possible Response To London Terrorism 
ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Alpharetta police were in contact Tuesday evening with the Joint Terrorism Task Force after vandals painted over a sign at a mosque, with the possible reference to a recent attack in the U.K.  
At the Islamic Center of North Fulton, their sign was vandalized with white paint, reading "London Justice" on the front side. The rear of that same sign was also laced with white paint, reading "Where is Justice?" 
Alpharetta Police immediately contacted the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) because the vandalism happened at a place of worship. Dr. Mumtaz said FBI agents were at the Center investigating on Tuesday.

It is not as if there is a terrorism problem in the United States, or a problem with organized crime, or corrupt politicians, or IRS employees who are violating the civil rights of white Americans, that the FBI could be investigating.  Such are real crimes that the FBI is required by law to investigate.  Graffiti is not one of those crimes that either Federal law or the Constitution authorizes the Federal government to investigate.  

The reporter in the video of this story was openly editorializing, claiming without any evidence that the mosque was unconnected to what they said was an "alleged terrorist."  This despite the fact that the terrorists who murdered a soldier in London admitted that their act was terrorism and that it was motivated by Islam.

So, there is a connection between the mosque and the non-alleged act of terrorism.  Islam is the connection.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Treason Bar Proceeds Apace

On the heels of an illegal and unconstitutional usurpation of the legislative and taxing authority of Congress when the Obama Regime, in collusion with the Treason Bar, provided taxpayer funded attorneys to certain classes of illegal aliens, the Treason Bar, Marco RINO, and the Regime have tucked away legislative fig leaf to provide cover for the usurpation.   And on cue, the Treason Bar and it echo chamber in the media are demanding an expansion of taxpayer attorneys for the next class of illegal aliens.

Slate May 15, 2013 by Mark Noferi
Deportation Without Representation
Tucked onto page 567 of the Senate’s 844-page immigration reform bill is perhaps its most groundbreaking provision. For the first time, the U.S. government would voluntarily provide a free lawyer to an immigrant in deportation proceedings. The bill only gives lawyers to the most sympathetic: the mentally disabled, children, and the vaguely described “particularly vulnerable.” But the seeds are there for the broader right to counsel for detained immigrants that criminal defendants have received for 50 years. Congress should provide that. Immigrants who are detained and awaiting hearings cannot adequately represent themselves while jailed. And while other parts of immigration reform are hugely controversial, providing lawyers to detainees would be a surprisingly easy sell politically, if history is a guide.

Of course, also on cue, kritarchs are moving quickly, seeing an opening by the Regime's usurpation of Congress' authority, and moving to impose free attorneys for all illegal aliens.

No detained immigrants are appointed lawyers while jailed. Judge Robert Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit calls this the “immigrant representation crisis.” Some detainees hire lawyers, or are lucky enough to find free counsel. But 84 percent, in 2010, were not so lucky.

In due course, claim is put forward that taxpayer provided attorneys would "pay for themselves" by making immigration courts more efficient.

Another argument against appointed counsel for immigrants is the expense. Yet the lawyers most likely pay for themselves by increasing the efficiency of immigration courts, reducing time spent in costly detention, and lowering the cost of caring for children separated from their parents. Detention of one immigrant costs nearly $60,000 per year—about the cost of one lawyer, who could help hundreds escape detention and fight deportation. That’s money much better spent.

That, of course, is absurd.  The real purpose is that it will reduce deportations of illegal aliens by  clogging the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) with continuous appeals until the alien wins or the expense to the government of fighting each and every deportation to the Supreme Court becomes prohibitive.  

What this claim does though is expose the wastefulness of the immigration court system.  The only aliens with any claim to any review should be legal permanent residents, but most aliens in detention are those who have no legal status, either entering illegally or overstaying a term of admission (e.g. visa overstay).  The real solution to expensive detention is expedited removal, the process by which illegal aliens are deported with only an administrative review for factual and legal sufficiency.  This will not only immediately reduce administrative costs of the immigration enforcement system, but will systematically reduce the illegal immigration population by immediately increasing removals of illegal aliens, but the fear of enforcement will increase self-deportation as well as decrease new illegal immigration by reducing the magnet of an entrenched appeals system that is well know outside the United States.  

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Make The Beneficiaries Of Immigration Law Pay The Costs

There are two border security items in the news recently.  In one, as usual, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is closing the barn door after the horses have left.  Suddenly CBP is verifying the status of students as they enter the United States. May 12, 2013 by Angela Kocherga
New Procedure For Student Visas Causes Delays At Border
EL PASO, Texas -- A new security policy requiring Customs and Border Protection officers to verify all student visas is creating delays for students who commute daily from Mexico to universities in the United States.
“We’re hearing delays anywhere from 30 minutes to three to four hours,” said Gary Edens, vice president for Student Affairs at the University of Texas at El Paso.
The delays are in addition to the amount of time students wait in line with everyone else waiting to reach a Customs and Border Protection officer and present their documents...
On Friday, CBP officers started requiring students to go through a second screening process.
“You go to secondary. Park at a different place and get out of your car,” said Elizabeth Rodriguez, one of the international students.
Now she has to go inside where officers punch her information into a separate system used to verify student visas.
“The amount of international students that cross the border just overwhelms the amount of manpower they have to do that for every single one of us that’s coming every day, all day,” said Rodriguez.

All, of course, thanks to another office of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), that approved the asylum applications of the elder Tsarnaev brother and father, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

The student visa verification procedure is in response to the Boston marathon bombing.

The related issue is as described by the not so comely UTEL co-ed, is related to the major problem at the border, under-funding of infrastructure and staffing.  The reason, of course, is that land border crossers do it for free.  Unlike persons arriving by plane or vessel, land border crossers do not pay a fee to be inspected by CBP.  Of course, CBP has slowly transitioned from funding by these user-fees to appropriation funding.  This is irrational, as border crossing fees should fund the function that CBP executes, inspecting arriving persons and cargo.  The fees now go directly to the general fund in most cases.  This is, in fact, a subsidy of illegal immigration, as 40% of illegal aliens enter the United States and subsequently violate the terms of admission and remain in the United States after the date of expiration of their period of admission. April 8, 2013 by William Bigelow
40% Of Illegal Immigrants Overstayed Visas
Roughly 40%  of the 11 million undocumented workers in the United States are foreigners who came legally mostly through visas but have overstayed the length of the visas or overstayed their legal residence here, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. These immigrants did not cross the U.S. border with stealth but rather obeyed the laws when they arrived. The scant hard evidence about this group indicates that they are better educated than non-visa illegal immigrants, and often speak English with greater fluency. They also tend to emigrate from Europe, Asia and Africa,  rather than Central and South America. In many cases, they used tourist visas to enter the U.S.

What this tells us is that CBP is falling down on the job.  And there is a direct corollary to the staffing issue at Ports-of-Entry.  CBP management emphasizes clearing flights in one hour, with local managers gaining bonuses for quick, rather than through, inspection of arriving passengers.  At the land borders, managers are judged not on drug seizures or illegal aliens intercepted but by border wait times.

The solution to the infrastructure and staffing problem, as well as the counterproductive emphasis on inspection speed is to expand CBP staffing to adequately address the problem of aliens who overstay by increasing the thoroughness of inspections.

To get there though, the problem at the land borders must be addressed.  And the way to address that is to build up staffing and infrastructure and to have the persons who use that service, especially the aliens who benefit from inspection, to pay the full cost of that inspection.

CBP has decided to transition to a fee structure, but the usual suspects oppose a fee because they see that CBP might actually start addressing the problem of the initial entry of visa overstayers.

Homeland Security News Wire May 28, 2013
Border Entry Fee Opposed By Border-State Lawmakers, Businesses
DHS, in its 2014 budget proposal, asked for permission to conduct a study about imposing fees at U.S. land border crossings. The proposal is bitterly opposed by both businesses on the northern border, which make most of their money from Canadians who cross into the United States just to shop, and lawmakers from states along the U.S.-Canada border, who say such fees will hurt both commerce and relations between the United States and Canada.
DHS, in its 2014 budget proposal, asked for permission to conduct a study about imposing fees at U.S. land border crossings. The proposal is bitterly opposed by both businesses on the northern border, which make most of their money from Canadians who cross into the United States just to shop, and lawmakers from states along the U.S.-Canada border, who say such fees will hurt both commerce and relations between the United States and Canada.
The Houston Chronicle reports that the DHS study calls for launching a pilot program to determine fee collection methods — short of actually collecting money at the border. The fee would offset the costs of border screenings and border security infrastructure. The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has not said how much the study will cost.

The Slave Power is obviously opposed, but the intrepid reporter only interviewed merchants who were concerned about cross border shoppers, not the Slave Power who employ border crossers in the service industry primarily on the border with Mexico.

“It’s a deterrent,” Michael Hill, who owns a gas station is fully stocked with wine, beer and milk, all of which are cheaper in the U.S. told the  Chronicle. “They should be doing anything they can to get them down here to buy more.”
“The imposition of such a toll would act as a barrier to the greater economic integration that we seek, and is the absolute last thing we should be doing to grow our economy,” eighteen Republican and Democratic House members said in  a letter t to DHS secretary Janet Napolitano earlier this month.
Currently, those who enter the United States by air or sea travel pay $2.00 – the fee is included in the price of the ticket — , but those who  enter the country by land do so for free.

And those who seek to elect a new people are also concerned, and acted swiftly and aggressively.  Patrick Leahy, as is his wont, lead proponent of amnesty, was most concerned and filed an amendment that was added to Marco RINO's amnesty bill that would prohibit such fees or studies about the efficacy of fees.  

Even a miserly $2.00 fee per person at the land border would greatly aid in the proper funding of the inspection of persons seeking admission to the United States at our land borders.  It is certainly cheaper than admitting to the United States those millions of illegal aliens who present themselves for inspection.  A mere additional $2.00 for inspecting departing persons as well would help solve the overstay problem.  And, more importantly, place the cost of the enforcement of immigration laws upon those who benefit from the lax current standard and who are the users of the services.  It is no more a deterrent to lawful border crossers than an entrance fee to a national park is to tourists.

Monday, May 27, 2013

And In The Alien v. Predator Vein

Homosexuals and Hispanic immigrants continue to not get along.  No surprises and one wonders why homosexuals continue to support Third World immigration.  It is just like the neo-cons at Commentary Magazine who support amnesty for the largely anti-Semitic Mexican and Muslim illegal alien population.  I guess both Jews and homosexuals hate white, Christian, heterosexual males and the country we built more than they value their own preservation.

Reuters May 21, 2013 by Jonathan Allen
New York City Seeing Spike In Anti-Gay Crime, Officials Say
(Reuters) - New York City is seeing a spike in anti-gay attacks, with two assaults coming within days of the fatal shooting of a gay man over the weekend, the city's police commissioner said on Tuesday.
Two men in their early 40s were attacked on a street in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood early on Tuesday morning by two men who shouted anti-gay slurs in Spanish and English and left one victim with a minor eye injury, police said.
Late on Monday night, a 45-year-old man was beaten unconscious after spending the evening at bars in Manhattan's East Village with a man he met at a homeless shelter where they both were staying, police said.
The attacks followed the killing on Friday of Mark Carson, 32, who was shot in the head in what police are calling a hate crime in Greenwich Village, a neighborhood often described as the cradle of the gay-rights movement in the United States.
Carson, who was openly gay, was shot by a gunman shouting anti-gay slurs, police say. A suspect identified as Elliot Morales, 33, was arrested on a charge of second degree murder as a hate crime shortly afterward.

Hang on folks, the next few decades are going to be interesting, at least as in the alleged Chinese aphorism.

Triumph Of A Lack Of Will

What Should Have Been Done, What Could Have Been Done, Who Would Have Done?

There are a number of questions regarding the Tamerlin Tsarnaev and Dzhohkar Tsarnaev, the   Boston Marathon Bombers, and what the United States Government knew before hand, what the response should have been, and what response there was.   What should the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) done, what they should have done are, and what they did are, of course, three different questions.  Also of import is what, given the evidence, could the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its subsidiary agencies, done with an alien, a legal permanent resident, and a naturalized U.S. citizen, had the FBI found relevant information on the Tsarnaevs? As well as what information that was, what DHS could have done, what the DHS actually could do, and what DHS as a bureaucracy led by a cultural Marxist President and Secretary of DHS actually did.

The first question obviously is what did the FBI know and when did they know it.  Latest reports are that the Federal'naya sluzhba bezopasnosti Rossiyskoy Federatsii, better known as the FSB, the Federal Security Service, heir to the Cheka, GPU, OGPU, NKVD, and KGB, provided to the FBI only a vague allegation that Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Zubeidat Tsarnaev, his mother, were Islamic radicals.

Yahoo/Associated Press By Eileen Sullivan and Matt Apuzzo April 27, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian authorities secretly recorded a telephone conversation in 2011 in which one of the Boston bombing suspects vaguely discussed jihad with his mother, officials said Saturday, days after the U.S. government finally received details about the call.
In another conversation, the mother of now-dead bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was recorded talking to someone in southern Russia who is under FBI investigation in an unrelated case, officials said.

The conversations are significant because, had they been revealed earlier, they might have been enough evidence for the FBI to initiate a more thorough investigation of the Tsarnaev family.
As it was, Russian authorities told the FBI only that they had concerns that Tamerlan and his mother were religious extremists. With no additional information, the FBI conducted a limited inquiry and closed the case in June 2011.

Interestingly, AP asks but does not answer the most pertinent question, what would the FBI had done if they had known about the wiretap and other unidentified information provided by the FSB.

In the past week, Russian authorities turned over to the United States information it had on Tamerlan and his mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva. The Tsarnaevs are ethnic Chechens who emigrated from southern Russia to the Boston area over the past 11 years.
Even had the FBI received the information from the Russian wiretaps earlier, it's not clear that the government could have prevented the attack.

A very important question.  Too bad it was not addressed by the intrepid reporters.  But it is certain that had they address that question, it would have been spiked by an overtly Islamophilic editorial staff.  More likely the reporters would not even tried to report the truth.

The truth being there was little the FBI could have done, even less it would have done, and less it still been allowed to do.  FBI leadership under first Jorge Bush then Obama have drunk the proverbial Kool-Aid on Islamism and we get a lesson on the real attitude of the Associated Press as well.

WSJ/Associated Press March 8, 2012

A trip to a New Jersey mosque by a Federal Bureau of Investigation official was postponed Thursday, but the planned visit still underscored a rift between law enforcement agencies over the surveillance of Muslim groups.

Michael Ward, the head of the FBI in New Jersey, said the planned visit to a mosque in Paterson was meant to repair relations with local Muslim leaders amid the fallout from reported surveillance by the New York Police Department. The decision to postpone the visit was made by the mosque’s leaders.

The mosque has been identified as a target of NYPD surveillance in documents. A call seeking comment on the leaders’ decision to postpone the visit was not immediately returned.
Ward told reporters Wednesday that the NYPD’s monitoring had damaged the good relationships law enforcement officials had built in the local Muslim community since Sept. 11, 2001.

“When people pull back cooperation, it creates additional risks, it creates blind spots,” he said. “It hinders our ability to have our finger on the pulse of what’s going on around the state, and thus it causes problems and makes the job of the Joint Terrorism Task Force much, much harder.”

FBI management does not consider Islam the problem, so on first account, being Muslim is not a problem, becoming more adherent to Islam is not a problem.  What we have is the FBI not acknowledging there was even a problem.

It was a problem though.

The Sun April 29, 2013 by Ryan Parry

AN ex-girlfriend of dead Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev has told how he tried to brainwash her into becoming a Muslim fanatic who hated America.

Nadine Ascencao, 24, said Tamerlan made her wear an Islamic hijab and pray to Allah and slapped her when she wore Western clothes.

But she was so blindly in love with the handsome boxer who had taken her virginity, she did her utmost to make him happy…

She said: “One minute he’s this funny, normal guy who liked boxing and having fun, the next he is praying four times a day, watching Islamic videos and talking insane nonsense.

He became extremely religious and tried to brainwash me to follow Islam. Tamerlan said I couldn’t be with him unless I became a Muslim. He wanted me to hate America like he did.”

One can see the problem, and now we know that the FBI management was in denial.  But what could the FBI have done. 

First, it could have initiated a full investigation of Tamerlan Tsarnaev.  That means 24 hour surveillance by the FBI special surveillance teams, wiretaps on his telephones and even, possibly, a listening device planted inside his motor vehicles and apartment, as well as that of Dzhohkar Tsarnaev.  That, however, is the commitment of significant resources, too many resources for the vague nature of the FSB’s referral, even if they had provided the information from their own intercepts.  Perhaps something less, part-time surveillance, calling in the lesser trained U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Victims Unit (ICE SVU formerly known as ICE Homeland Security Investigations) to assist, questioning associates, and other more mundane investigative efforts.  Unfortunately though there are many like the Tsarnaevs in the United States.   The FBI Counter-Terrorism Squads have their hands full of alien Muslim terrorists in the United States.  Even with Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s obvious intent, the FBI could not have allotted the resources necessary given the extent of the problem with terrorists that DHS is admitting into the United States.  In fact the Tsarnaevs are part of the problem, alien Muslim terrorists brought to the United States by the asylum/refugee system and normal immigration process.

Given resources though, the FBI inquiry in response to the FSB referral was a failure.  It needs to be called what it was.  At a minimum interviews of associates, and social media data mining should have been at the forefront, not a perfunctory interview of the subject, during which the subject apparently denied any association with or adherence to radicalism.  Undoubtedly the FBI did not ask about or care about his increasing religiousity.  According to local radio fellow gym members thought he was a terrorist and YouTube channel clearly outed him as a terrorist sympathizer and obviously proto-Islamist.  And Dzhohkar’s Facebook profile identified him as a radical Muslim.

But in the end, what would this knowledge result in?  Likely not much.  A limited investigation most likely would not have uncovered the bomb plot anyway, even if the FBI had known about his Islamisation, as of this writing.

But what of DHS?  It has two component agencies directly involved in this investigation; ICE SVU and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  ICE SVU was apparently unaware or uninterested in the alien terrorist and a recently naturalized accomplice as is their wont.

Why that lack of interest?  First, ICE SVU is out of the immigration enforcement business.  ICE SVU’s arrest statistics have declined from a high of 54,000 in 2007 to 16,000 as of 2011.  A 70% decline.  ICE SVU does not do aliens.  It does child porn, and that is about it.  Even more ICE SVU has an unofficial but off stated to its Special Agents, “Don’t mess with asylees.”  Of which the Tsarnaev’s were asylees.  The brothers were Number 1 on the Do Not Disturb list of ICE SVU.

ICE SVU also had a more specific policy as well, hands off illegal alien students.  This policy provided Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev the opportunity to assist the Tsarnaevs after the fact.  The Tsarnaevs benefited from not only ICE SVU’s Catch and Release Program For Terrorists, but also benefited from another ICE SVU policy, allow the population of illegal aliens to grow, rather than decrease.  ICE SVU was creating the sea of Muslim illegal aliens in which the Tsarnaevs swum. The sea in which their Islamisation was ignored.   The sea in which they built and placed bombs.  Mao Tse-t’ung was quite adamant that a guerilla army to succeed needed a sympathetic population to use as concealment during operations, to provide supplies, and to provide recruits.  ICE SVU is now the, one hopes, unwitting partner of Islamic terrorism as the result of its non-feasance, something this blogger, with the help of VDare, identified and exposed as far back as 2009.  ICE SVU is allowing the sea in which Islamic terrorists operate to deepen, consequently easing the effort the Tsarnaevs and other Muslim terrorists need to make at concealment.  The illegal alien students who assisted, after the fact, are a direct result of ICE SVU’s policy of not arresting illegal aliens, especially students.
Which brings us to the other DHS agency involved in the Boston Bombing, USCIS.  USCIS, the benefit granting arm of DHS, claimed that they were holding up Tamerlin Tsarnaev’s naturalization application.  That is all well and good, but they were not doing anything else.  And that is just about all they allow themselves to do.  It appears that Tamerlin Tsarnaev’s naturalization application was referred to the USCIS Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) section, which is charged with the identification of fraud in USCIS benefits programs.  One of the options FDNS has is to delay naturalization applications by those under suspicion of serious crimes or terrorism, but usually cannot deny those applications because of weak laws directed against seditious aliens and a policy of making little or no effort in that area. Their investigative efforts are likewise hampered by the failure of the Attorney General and the various United States Attorneys in each judicial district, to prosecute even when USCIS finds  criminal activity and fraud. USCIS because of their own failure to aggressively pursue fraud and other misconduct by aliens and the failure of other government agencies, can generally only delay while other agencies investigate, such as the FBI. 

Which begs the question, who asked them to delay the naturalization?  The FBI?  The FBI closed their investigation.  The CIA?  Not ICE SVU for certain.  Who?  That is an interesting question as USCIS does not delay naturalization applications except by request.  One wonders with the connection that Steve Sailer identified between the Tsarnaev family and the CIA.

And it is of interest for two reasons.  First, there is not much USCIS could do, and what they could do, their management does not want them to do.  Second, while terrorists can be arrested, have their residency status revoked, and deported.  That is the theory.  But to do that, at least some evidence is needed.  Because of a lack of aggressiveness, USCIS fears bringing cases to the leftist hearing officers in the Executive Office for Immigration Review, and a hostile Federal judiciary.  Consequently talking about going on a walkabout jihad in Palestine, trolling jihadist websites, filling up your YouTube account with Islamist terrorist videos, and fanatical religious beliefs, as well as assaulting your girlfriend without a criminal conviction, are not grounds for denial of citizenship, much less deportation.  Despite the fact that all of that behavior is either illegal, immoral, seditious or treasonous.  Not to mention just undesirable in an immigrant and prospective citizen.  And certainly evidence of a lack of good moral character, which, by the way, is a requirement for naturalization. 

But according to the left and the courts, immigrants have a right to express hatred of the United States, threaten our existence, and burn for revenge against Christendom, but nothing can be done unless they actually do something or get convicted of something.  Hatred of America is not enough.  Treasonous thoughts and speech is not enough.  Seditious speech is not enough.  Beating your girlfriend is not enough.  Having a girlfriend while married is not enough.

Except that such behavior can be a deportable offense, see the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 237 - General Classes Of Deportable Aliens:

(4) Security and related grounds.-
(A) In general.-Any alien who has engaged, is engaged, or at any time after admission engages in-
(iii) any activity a purpose of which is the opposition to, or the control or overthrow of, the Government of the United States by force, violence, or other unlawful means, is deportable.

In fact, it can be done.  However, ICE SVU and USCIS don’t enforce this clause of an Act of Congress.  USCIS and ICE SVU are quite keen on picking and choosing among the laws they enforce.  Due in most part to infiltration by the radical left.  Or, USCIS and ICE SVU at least don’t consider Islamic snuff videos and jihad against the West to be violations worthy of their attention.  They could, but they don’t want to.  USCIS and ICE SVU will, however, work hard to make gang membership a reason for asylum.  Section 4 (A) is much more difficult to enforce for USCIS and ICE SVU.  It is much easier to deport German homeschoolers.  But USCIS does not want to deal with asylum fraud, except the straight, white, Christian ones.  It certainly will not push to deport Muslims who openly hate America.  Nor can it even, in the end, deny them naturalization. There is no rule that says we can deny naturalization to those who hate us.  That, however, is thanks to Congress.  The law certainly could be stricter, and, as always, responsibility falls with the Legislative Branch, but given John Boehner, the question is mote.

But back to the original questions.  What could the FBI and DHS done?  First, and always, not add to the problem.  The immigration system is broken, but not because we don’t let in enough welfare recipients as Marco Rubio thinks, but because we let in too many aliens.  Correspondingly, we also let in too many of the wrong aliens, the Tamerlin Tsarnaev and Dzhohkar Tsarnaevs of the world.  Too many of these types overwhelm the FBI.  Furthermore, a cultural Marxist President, Attorney General, and Secretary of DHS, ensure that any effort to protect the country is thwarted in its infancy.  Insufficient laws furthermore enfeeble any Executive willing to act.  It is a perfect storm of failure, bureaucratic inertia, and open hostility to the Republic.  

And it will be its downfall. 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

They Just Don't Get It

One of the areas where Marco Rubio is betraying this nation in his amnesty proposal with the Gang of Eight is the issue of non-immigrants, e.g. aliens admitted to the United States for certain specific purposes such as employment, tourism, and business.  Approximately 40% of the illegal alien population in the United States is those who enter legally in a non-immigrant category  but then overstay the period of admission.  Rubio claims that he is dealing with it in his amnesty scheme, but again he lies, and the Senate Judiciary Committee just showed how feckless his claims of having a proposal that is tough on enforcement.

USA Today May 14, 2013 by Alan Gomez 
A Senate Committee Rejected A Proposal To Collect Fingerprints Of Foreigners Leaving U.S. 
WASHINGTON — A Senate committee debating a sweeping immigration law Tuesday rejected a proposal from a Republican senator to collect the fingerprints of foreigners departing from the United States as a way to locate foreigners who stay beyond their time limits. 
Senators voted on a wide range of issues Tuesday, including closer monitoring of student visas following the Boston Marathon bombing, the use of drones along the southwest border, work visas for highly-skilled immigrants and the total number of immigrants allowed into the country. But members of the so-called Gang of Eight senators who drafted the immigration bill dodged a major bullet when the Senate Judiciary Committee voted down the proposal to fingerprint all departing passengers... 
The proposed overhaul requires that the Department of Homeland Security complete a system to collect the biographic information — such as name and date of birth — of all people leaving the country. 
Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., proposed amending the bill to require Homeland Security to also check the biometric data — such as fingerprints and iris scans — of people leaving the country so the government knows exactly who is leaving and, more importantly, who has remained in the country in violation of their visas. 
Sessions said the program, which has been mandated by Congress several times starting in 2001, was the most effective way to know who's in the country illegally.

Unfortunately though, both Rubio and Sessions are wrong on the mechanics of dealing with the overstay issue and, importantly, the real issue of aliens who violate the terms of their admission.

First, the real problem is that neither the U.S. Department of State who issue visas at American diplomatic posts abroad, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which inspects arriving aliens and determines if they are admissible to the United States, are performing well on the issues of visa issuance and admission of aliens, respectively.

It is clear that too many aliens are issued a non-immigrant visa, subsequently admitted, and finally decide to not leave when the period of admission is reached.  If there are 11-20 million illegal aliens, then 4-9 million of those illegal aliens were screened by a consular officer at an American embassy or consulate and subsequently interview by a legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service Immigration Inspector or Customs Inspector, or later by a CBP Officer.  While many more millions are admitted but adhere to the conditions and period of admission, it is abundantly clear that there is a major problem in the process.

That, of course, is what leads to the problem of aliens who overstay, but the Kabuki theater that Rubio and Sessions are going through is not of much significance if the aliens are already here. Most never leave or only leave occasionally, not establishing a discoverable pattern that shows they are living here.  Others, however, frequently attempt to use a non-immigrant visa or the Visa Waiver Program to appear to be following the law by repeatedly entering and exiting the country as their date of admission come close.  This is a subgroup of illegal aliens to whom it is important to be in their minds legal in the United States by not overstaying a period of admission.  Of course they also always violate the conditions of their admission by working or using welfare illegally, but in their minds their date of admission is the keystone in their minds of being "legal."  Those aliens are quite easy to catch and CBP can, with some easy screening, catch those persons as the pattern of their travel is discoverable given improvements to the computer systems that track travel.  But in the end, most illegals who are admitted then overstay their period of admission don't travel much.  Any exit system, as it is currently called, is for the most part closing the barn door after the horse has left.

Secondly, however, both Rubio and Sessions are fighting over the two least efficient manners of doing what is really called not an exit system, but departure control.  Rubio wants to match names to airline and vessel passenger lists, while Sessions wants the aliens to be photographed and fingerprinted when departing.  Neither are committed to having the aliens go through what almost every other country does, that is inspect all departing persons, whether that is by air, sea, or land crossing.  Almost all nations inspect all departing persons and that, while also the most expensive method, is also the most effective method of departure control.  It is also the way to catch those aliens who abuse the non-immigrant visa system.  It would also, when implemented on the border with Mexico, catch the illegal alien population that travels quite freely over the border, either with border crossing cards, non-immigrant visas, or just jumps the border.

While expensive, this system where CBP would inspect departing persons just as it inspects arriving persons, can be implemented by a user fee, just as a user fee funds the inspection of persons arriving by air or sea.  In fact it can be easily implemented on the land borders as well.  Many of the bridges connecting the United States with both Mexico and Canada are built with private funds and managed by an authority or private corporation for profit.  Fees are collected by a toll system similar to toll bridges and motorways currently in the United States.  Such as system can be imposed on border crossers, $5.00 per pedestrian, $10.00 per non-commercial private motor vehicle, and $20.00 fee for small commercial carriers like taxis and mini-buses, with large busses charged $50.00.  Combined with a mirroring of the arrival charge for departures at sea and airports, CBP could soon be inspecting every departing person, and catching before departure many living illegally in the United States.  It would also serve as an intelligence gathering point for examination of suspicious persons leaving, such as Tamerlin Tsarnaev.  

But more importantly, departure control by physical inspection by an officer of the United States, is a symbol of a commitment to border security.  Merely checking names or having private contractors  unmanned check out kiosks take photos and fingerprints of departing aliens is insufficient and very easy to manipulate.  If just checking out at a kiosk as in the Sessions plan is implemented, all an alien has to do is check-in with no luggage and never board the aircraft.  An alien could create a record of departure with just the cost of a ticket to enter the secure departure are, check-in at the kiosk where a photo and fingerprints are taken, then all that alien has to do is walk out of the arrivals area.  Since the alien has no luggage, the airline will depart without the passenger and be happy to have sold a ticket.  The alien wins with a record of his departure.  

In any event Sessions' kiosk system can't work on the land border nor will Rubio's use of the name matching system.  That is a huge gaping hole which can only be solved with a system of CBP inspecting all persons leaving the United States.  In any event, CBP has increasingly started to check southbound traffic leaving for Mexico to intercept cash and guns heading to the cartels, so formalizing the system with a fee and building the necessary infrastructure would be an improvement for both the United States and Mexico.

I am very disappointed in Senator Sessions, though it might only be that he does not realize what is needed.  As said before, too many people talk about immigration but few know much about it.

In reality though, neither the Democrat Party, the Slave Power, nor the Drug Lords want departure control.  It would throw a wrench in the system.  So don't expect Rubio to stand up to any of those power centers.  Expect him to continue to facilitate all three.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Just How Effective Is Immigration Enforcement?

Even rumors of immigration enforcement are overwhelmingly effective.  The San Joaquin Valley was shut down last week, with illegal aliens in panic mode when rumors of immigration sweeps of the center of illegal immigration ran rampant. May 10, 2013 by Gosia Wozniacka
Immigrant Raid Rumor Fuels Fear In California Farming Communities
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The rumor spread like wildfire via phone calls, text messages and social media postings and has persisted now for more than three weeks: Immigration agents are rounding up unauthorized workers in Central California farming communities.
In Madera, Dinuba, Reedley and parts of Fresno, streets emptied out, soccer games were cancelled and usually bustling businesses saw few customers. Area farmers say their employees are scared, with some not coming to work. Children are missing school.

Worse, local law enforcement and the Slave Labor Power participated along with the Mexican government of decrying and denying that any immigration enforcement was actually occuring.

The disruption has become so widespread and unrelenting that local law enforcement and business leaders took the unusual step of holding a news conference Friday to try to reassure the community that no raids have occurred.
"Every week we're getting dozens of calls from workers who are afraid because they say they heard that others were stopped on the side of the highway and hauled away," said Manuel Cunha, Jr., president of the Nisei Farmers League, the group that represents growers in the San Joaquin Valley.
Cunha organized the news conference, which included a representative from the Mexican consulate as well as other community leaders.

Even the ever useless ICE got in the game, assuring local law enforcement and illegal alien groups that there was no enforcement action.

Virginia Kice, spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said the agency is aware of the rumors. While she would not discuss specific law enforcement efforts, Kice said ICE's priority is targeting immigrants who have committed crimes and "not sweeps or raids to target undocumented immigrants indiscriminately."
Local law enforcement officials said ICE assured them the rumors are false.
"I spoke with immigration officials at our local office and have been told directly that they are not conducting massive sweeps in this area, they are not conducting this activity," Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims said.

Give Virginia Kice a call and ask why ICE is working with illegal alien groups to openly defy Federal law.

630 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Main (510) 267-3800
Fax (510) 267-3870 

Given the impact of rumors of immigration enforcement, just imagine if the enforcement was real and the ICE spokesman open declared that immigration agents were in the field looking for and arresting illegal aliens throughout the San Joaquin Valley.  It would be Operation Wetback all over again.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty In Jeopardy?

In a major change of strategy in the Obama Regime's war on immigration law enforcement, it all but conceded that the Administrative Amnesty is illegal.

Homeland Security News Wire May 10, 2013
DHS Now Willing To Discuss Deportation Policy With Agents' Union
In an effort to head off a possible set back in  court, the Obama administration said earlier this week that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents’ lawsuit to overturn the president’s selective deportation policy should be thrown out court because the agents originally wanted to handle the issues through collective bargaining.
In an effort to head off a possible set back in  court, the Obama administration said earlier this week that Immigration and Customs Enforcement(ICE) agents’ lawsuit to overturn the president’s selective deportation policy should be thrown out court because the agents originally wanted to handle the issues through collective bargaining.
The Washington Times reports that the latest administration’s position may be viewed as reversing an earlier administration position, which did not regard implementation of immigration policies as subject to collective bargaining.

The move by the Regime stinks of desperation.  They see defeat on the merits of the case; defiance of the laws of the United States, contempt for the President's Oath of Office, and usurpation of the legislative authority of Congress, so are falling back to a position they could have take at the beginning,  negotiate with the union.  

Of course, this position, that the enforcement of laws of the United States are subject to negotiation with  a representative of employees of the Executive Branch is also as ridiculous as the assertion of the Regime that the President has the power to ignore his Oath of Office and fail to see that the laws of the United States are faithfully executed.  One cannot negotiate away an Act of Congress any more than an Act of Congress can be ignored, much less a benefit provided to anyone without authority from Congress.

The question is whether the courts will pull the pin and impose the Constitution on Barak Hussein Obama?  Something that John Boehner is afraid to do.

Fortune Favors The Bold

And appropriately a coward dies a thousand deaths.  We are given these words of wisdom by Lucius Cornelius Sulla and William Shakespeare respectively.  And what is their import on the current state of the opposition to the Obama Regime?  Well, at least, in the area of the ongoing opposition to the mad rush for amnesty.  And a mad rush it is.  Both in its policy, madness to the core, and the how this legislation is being forced through the world's greatest debating society, the United States Senate.  An institution hardly though any successor to either the Roman Senate or any assembly of Athens either under the demos or the Four Hundred.

Besides the bestial poverty of debate and intelligence exhibited by Senators, there is also a vile cowardliness exhibited by the opposition to amnesty.  Ordinarily Senator Charles Grassley is an opponent of amnesty, but his performance during the Judiciary Committee mark-up of the bill leaves much to be desired.

But first the result:

NumbersUSA May 10, 2013 by Chris Chmielenski
Senate Judiciary Committee Balks at Enforcement
On the first day of the Senate Judiciary Committee's markup of the Gang of Eight's amnesty bill, one thing was crystal clear -- the Democrat-leaning Committee and its two GOP Gang of Eight Members are set on legalizing 11 million illegal aliens before any enforcement takes place. The Committee voted down 5 amendments that would have required measurable enforcement efforts occur before illegal aliens are legalized and given work permits.
On all 5 amendments, the votes fell along party lines with two exceptions - both Senators Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who are members of the Gang of Eight, opposed the amendments. Their votes seem to indicate that the bill would lose Democratic support if enforcement was put before legalization despite a number of different polls that show that Americans support full border security before the rest of the immigration system is addressed.

And from Senator Grassely, hardly Cato the Elder:

Sen. Chuck Grassley - An amendment that would require DHS to reach the 90% apprehension rate, as proposed in the bill, for at least six months before amnesty is given. The bill currently requires DHS to submit a plan describing how they'll try to reach a 90% apprehension rate before amnesty is given.
Even this is not Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam, it is if we must destroy Carthage, do it in six months, if not, then forget about destroying Carthage.  We can live with Carthage after all. 

And that appears to be the best we get out of Senator Grassley.  A short perusal of his other failed amendments to amnesty are also telling, Such as this one:

 (Grassley62-13464):  AMENDMENTS intended to be proposed by Mr. GRASSLEY
1 On page 702, line 11, strike ‘‘(A)’’.
2 On page 702, line 14, strike ‘‘(i)’’ and insert ‘‘(A)’’.
3 On page 702, line 20, strike ‘‘(ii)(I)’’ and insert
4 ‘‘(B)(i)’’.
5 On page 702, line 24, strike ‘‘(II)’’ and insert ‘‘(ii)’’.
6 On page 703, line 3, strike ‘‘(III)’’ and insert ‘‘(iii)’’. 2
ARM13464 S.L.C.
1 On page 703, strike line 8 and all that follows
2 through page 705, line 12, and insert ‘‘employees.’’.
3 On page 710, strike lines 9 through 13.
4 On page 725, strike line 23 and all that follows
5 through page 725, line 2.
6 On page 726, line 3, strike ‘‘(4)’’ and insert ‘‘(3)’’.
7 On page 726, strike lines 9 through 13.
8 On page 726, line 14, strike ‘‘(d)’’ and insert ‘‘(c)’’.
9 On page 733, strike lines 5 through 8.
10 On page 735, strike lines 1 through 6.
11 On page 735, line 7, strike ‘‘(d)’’ and insert ‘‘(c)’’. 

How does this inspire Americans to contact their Senators and demand this amendment?  No one knows what it means.  It inspires nothing.  Perhaps Grassley is just going through the motions in his opposition to amnesty? 

Compare Grassley's amendment to one from Senator Patrick Leahy, which expands employment authorization for three of the most fraudulent visa programs for aliens who falsely claim domestic abuse or who are random victims of crime anywhere in the world.  Or this one that gives the Department of Homeland Security the authority to not build a single inch of fencing as part of the amnesty.  Leahy knows to be bold in his demands.

The significance of the nature of the amendments from those who ostensibly oppose amnesty are minor tinkering with details, while those amendments from the cultural Marxists out to elect a new people are creating well disguised loopholes for fraud and eliminating effective obstacles to future illegal immigration.  And the RINOs on the Gang of Eight held together to defeat even the minor and quite insignificant changes proposed by opponents of amnesty.

Clearly there is no boldness in the opposition to amnesty in the Senate.  Also missing was alternative legislation presented by amnesty opponents to the American people.  There is only dying a thousand deaths in the Judiciary Committee.  What we get from Grassley is incomprehensible and what we get from Leahy is aggressiveness and boldness in his pursuit of the goal of ending the United States as we know it.

Clearly we have a deficit in a will to victory.  This may be the undoing of the nation.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Kritarchs And Amnesty

The Obama Regime and a kritarch have united in an attempt to end run Congress and impose free attorney's for illegal aliens without legislative authority or appropriation.  It is another aspect of the Regime's ongoing Administrative Amnesty as well as its contempt for the Constitution.

NYT By Julia Preston April 24, 2013 
In A First, Judge Orders Legal Aid for Mentally Disabled Immigrants Facing Deportation 
A federal judge in California has ordered immigration courts in three states to provide legal representation for immigrants with mental disabilities who are in detention and facing deportation, if they cannot represent themselves. The decision is the first time a court has required the government to provide legal assistance for any group of people before the nation’s immigration courts. 
The ruling by Judge Dolly M. Gee, of federal court for the Central District of California, in Los Angeles, was handed down late Tuesday in a class-action lawsuit brought in 2010 by the American Civil Liberties Union, among other groups. One plaintiff in the case is José Antonio Franco González, 33, an immigrant who was detained for more than five years after his deportation case was closed, because severe mental retardation prevented him from arguing for himself in court or even understanding his situation.

Even worse, the Regime is instituting this policy without authority from Congress and without the lawful appropriation of funds.  The action by the open racist Eric "My People" Holder, is a violation of the Appropriations Clause of the Constitution and the Anti-Deficiency Act.

On Monday, federal immigration officials issued a new policy that would, in practice, expand the California ruling nationwide, making government-paid legal representation available to people with mental disabilities in immigration courts in every state. The release of that policy indicates that the Justice Department, which runs the immigration courts, broadly accepts the approach ordered by Judge Gee.

It is clear there is collusion between the Treason Bar, Holder, Janet Reno Napolitano and the ACLU during this lawsuit.  Such a policy of providing attorney's for aliens in removal proceedings at government expense is specifically prohibited by an Act of Congress, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, as amended, Section 240(a)(4)(A):

(4) Aliens rights in proceeding.-In proceedings under this section, under regulations of the Attorney General-

(A) the alien shall have the privilege of being represented, at no expense to the Government, by counsel of the alien's choosing who is authorized to practice in such proceedings,

The action by Kritarch Gee, herself of Chinese descent from immigrant parents, and clearly not a disinterested legal professional, clearly shows an agenda worthy of the Warren Court and its absurd decision mandating welfare attorneys for criminals.  There was and there remains nothing in the Constitution or its Amendments, specifically the Sixth Amendment.  Nor is there anything in the Constitution that mandates attorneys for aliens in administrative proceedings. 

However, like the leftists on their Long March through the Institutions, the radical left is starting small, attorneys for the mentally incompetent, but another Kritarch, or even Kritarch Gee, will appoint all of her fellow Chinese and other aliens, free attorneys regardless of competence, sooner or later, just as the left started with mandating free counsel in capital cases then slowly expanded the requirement step-by-step to all criminal cases.

All, however, with the connivance of the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Treason Bar and the ACLU, to violate the Constitution itself.  When will the RINOs stand up and impeach the Chinese Kritarch Gee and her co-conspirators?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

ICE SVU Catch And Release Of Terrorists Confirmed

The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Massechuesetts has charged two illegal alien students from Kazakhstan in the Boston Bombing case.  Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev, previously arrested and released by ICE Special Victims Unit, were quickly re-arrested by the FBI and subsequently charged with making false statements to the FBI and obstruction of justice.

Boston CBS May 1, 2013

3 Additional Suspects Arrested In Boston Marathon Bombings Case

BOSTON (CBS/AP) – Boston police say three additional suspects have been taken into custody in the Boston Marathon bombings investigation.

Their names have not been released.  Police said more details will be revealed later today and noted that there is no threat to the public.  The three are expected in federal court in South Boston Wednesday afternoon.

According to CBS News, the three people arrested are friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Two will be charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice and making false statements. They are not U.S. citizens.

According to WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson, their names are Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev.  Both are originally from Kazakhstan and attended the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Note that ICE SVU has a special hands-off policy to illegal alien students.  ICE SVU is discouraged from arresting students of any kind, including university students, who are illegal aliens, even if they are Muslim terrorists.  Any accidentally arrested are immediately released, like Jessica Cotolt.

ICE SVU's failure is another example of the deliberate support for illegal immigration and Muslim terrorism by the Obama Regime.