The Obama Regime has opened another front of it's War on the Border Patrol, and other associated immigration law enforcement officers. The Regime is openly threatening Border Patrol Agents (BPA) with termination for expressing their First Amendment rights, and their adherence to the Constitution. And for a reason. Despite being thwarted by the courts on their expansion of the illegal and unconstitutional Deferred Action For Parental Responsibility (DAPA), the Regime has enacted an equally illegal amnesty that includes those in the DAPA amnesty. The Regime has ordered the enforcement agencies of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Enforcement and Removal Operation (ICE ERO), ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine (CBP OAM), and CPB Office of Field Operations (OFO) to stop arresting illegal aliens who claim to have been in the U.S. more than two years. This order effectively vetoes the injunction from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and immunizes the group of illegal aliens covered by DAPA from arrest and removal.
The man who oversees the U.S. Border Patrol said Tuesday that if agents have a problem with President Obama’s deportation amnesty, they should quit.
The strong remarks by Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske came as tensions between Congress and the White House grew even higher, with House GOP leaders announcing they’ll hold an unprecedented vote to have their chamber join in the lawsuit trying to halt the amnesty...
”And the commissioner said Mr. Judd and fellow agents who object to Mr. Obama’s policies should usher themselves out of their jobs.”
Well, if you really don’t want to follow the directions of your superiors, including the president of the United States and the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, then you really do need to look for another job,” he said.
[Top Border Chief To Agents Who Object To Obama Amnesty: ‘Look For Another Job’, Stephan Dinan, Washington Times, March 1, 2016]
Kerlikowske became enraged because the Border Patrol Agents union, National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), exposed the most recent expansion of the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty:
In testimony to Congress last month, Brandon Judd, chief of the National Border Patrol Council, the labor union that represents line agents, said they’ve been told to reinstate the maligned catch-and-release policy of a decade ago.
Mr. Judd said illegal immigrants without serious criminal convictions have learned that by claiming they came before 2014 — without even needing to show proof — they can be released immediately, and they disappear into the shadows.
This new aspect of the illegal and unconstitutional Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty is actually worse than the old catch-and-release. In years gone by, actually up until the closing years of the Jorge Bush Administration, the policy of the then INS and successor DHS was when there was no detention space, illegal aliens would be arrested, process, then released with a Form I-862, Notice To Appear (NTA), which is the legal document served on aliens when placed in deportation proceedings and assigned to appear before a hearing officer of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) to plead their case. Here the illegal alien is only released because there was no detention space to hold the alien in question. It was never the case that the alien was released without processing, which included fingerprinting and photographing as well as issuing the NTA, which usually resulted in the alien not appearing and a deportation order being issued in abstentia, which if the alien were ever encountered again, would result in immediate deportation. The significant change under the Obama Regime is that these aliens are released without processing or being served an NTA.
Now Kerlikowske has denied this is happening, but his denial was very weak, or easily verified by Congressional subpoena:
Mr. Kerlikowske on Tuesday objected to that description. He said every illegal immigrant over the age of 14 who is encountered by agents is supposed to be fingerprinted, interviewed and put through the usual process, including being turned over to ICE for decisions on deportation.”
My sources have verified that said aliens who claim to have been in the U.S. more than two years are not processed by any DHS enforcement arm, much less turned over to ICE ERO for "decisions on deportation."
So, the Obama Regime is lying. And why? To cover up the ongoing massive increase in illegal immigration over the border with Mexico.
The year end spike in Central American children and families illegally crossing the southwest border – a thorny problem with big implications for Georgia and other states – may be part of a “new normal,” the nation’s border chief said during a stop in Atlanta Friday.
“We are watching it pretty carefully — we are concerned,” said U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske, who was visiting with police in Buckhead about human trafficking. “Perhaps we are seeing a new normal with a lot of people wanting to come across that southern border into the United States.”
Fleeing punishing poverty and brutal gangs, tens of thousands of people from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras started surging across the border in 2014. Their numbers fell toward the end of that year and stayed lower in early 2015 before rising sharply again. Between October of 2015 and January of this year, apprehensions on the southwest border were more than double the number from the same period the year before. Most of those who were caught are from Central America. Some are from Mexico.
[U.S. Border Chief: Surges Across Southwest Border Could Be New Trend, by Jeremy Redmon, Atlanta Journal Constitution, March 4, 2016]
So, there you have it, Kerlikowske is managing an ongoing surge of illegal aliens over the Mexican border and instructing his BPAs not to arrest those same illegal aliens if they claim they have been in the U.S. at least two years.
This is not the first time that the Regime and its allies have threatened the First Amendment rights of DHS employees. The Treason Bar was early in the attack on the First Amendment when the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty was in its early days as this blog reported when the Treason Bar attacked Chris Crane, head of the National ICE Council, the union for ICE ERO employees, for fighting the illegal amnesty.
Time for Speaker Paul Ryan to bring impeachment charges in the House. Anything less is complicity in the replacement of the historic American people.