Sunday, August 13, 2017

Innocent Until Proven Guilty, The James Alex Fields Story

The Lying Press is on the war path and James Fields is in their gun sights. Fields may be innocent or guilty.  But let us look at the issue of using a vehicle as lawful deadly force.  Lawful in that one is acting in defense of self or another from a threat of death or great bodily injury.  That is the standard in most of the United States and in the State, not Commonwealth, of Virginia.  For the record, Virginia is a State, and consequently is represented in both the House of Representatives and in the Senate of the United States.  While the Cultural Marxist Democrat Mayor of Charlottesville may think otherwise, the laws of self-defense and the Second Amendment still apply to the State of Virginia.

VDare recently had a post on the possibility that Fields was acting in self-defense.  [Car That Crashed Was Reportedly Being Swarmed By Antifa–Was It Self-Defense?, by James Fulford, VDare, August 12, 2017]  Fulford rightly recalled the spectre of the attack on Reginald Denny and the opinion of court certified self-defense expert Massod Ayoob.  Ayoob is a long time writer in the area of the use of firearms for self-defense both for law enforcement and the public.  Unlike many who testify in court cases involving use of deadly force by law enforcement, Ayoob also advocates and supports the use of deadly force by the public, not just by law enforcement officers.

What has developed though recently is the expansion of the deadly force doctrine by the Supreme Court in recent years despite the machinations of Barack Hussein Obama and the Black Lives Movement.  The major decision of the Supreme Court greatly expanded the authority of law enforcement to use deadly force and the facts of that particular use of force is directly material to the upcoming Fields case.  Coincidently with that is the ongoing theme on Youtube, Protesters vs. Cars, where violent mobs attack innocent motorists, something that obviously protesters lose in most cases when they attack since steel trumps flesh.  Here is a good compilation of mob attacks on motorists and motorists acting to protect themselves:

Such was a recurring theme during the Black Lives Matter riots and arsons.  Well, most Americans learned the Reginald Denny lesson.  Never stop, always drive through.  Which is the official policy of the United States government in it's training to the military, to Department of State, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and private contractors. The first rule of ambush club is never stay in the Kill Zone, you die in the Kill Zone.  Reginald Denny almost died in the Kill Zone.  You always accelerate through the Kill Zone.  That is the First Rule of Ambush Club!  I've been there, done that. It's great fun.

Here's Reginald Denny not driving through the Kill Zone:

Here are some contractors in Iraq that did not abide by the First Rule of Ambush Club:

They did not drive through the Kill Zone, they stopped to fight without fire superiority.  They died. That is almost what happened to Reginald Denny at the hands of the precursor to Black Lives Matter and Antifa, South Central Black gangbangers.

Contrast that with the current philosophy on ambushes: Drive Through The Kill Zone:

These KBR security contractors and U.S. Army soldiers obeyed the First Rule of Ambush Club, they drove through the Kill Zone.

Now the Supreme Court has endorsed the First Rule of Ambush Club, in a manner of speaking.  They said the vehicle that law enforcement, and by extension every American in a use of deadly force situation faces, the method of the use of deadly force does not matter, what matters is if the use of force was objectively reasonable to the officer or member of the public in that particular situation, without benefit of hindsight, e.g. no Monday Morning Quarterbacking.

The case was based on a 2001 vehicular pursuit launched after a Coweta County, Georgia Deputy clocked 19-year-old Victor Harris going 73 mph in a 55 mph zone. As the pursuit entered Peachtree City, Deputy Timothy Scott joined the chase and took over as the lead vehicle. Although not yet trained in the Precision Intervention Technique (P.I.T.), Deputy Scott radioed in a request to a supervisor to perform the maneuver. The request was granted.
According to a brief from the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit (12/23/2005):
"After receiving approval, Scott determined that he could not perform the PIT maneuver because he was going too fast. Instead, however, he rammed his cruiser directly into Harris' vehicle, causing Harris to lose control, leave the roadway, run down an embankment, and crash. As a result, Harris was rendered a quadriplegic."
Harris filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 alleging the use of excessive force based on an unreasonable seizure under the Fourth Amendment.
[Scott V. Harris: The Supreme Court Decision And Its Impact On Law Enforcement, by Travis Yates,, May 2, 2007]

However drunk ass Victor Harris got the Scalia Treatment:

Justice Scalia delivered the opinion of the Court; Justice Stevens filed the lone dissenting opinion. With a resounding 8-1 vote, the Court discussed a topic that is rarely discussed at the U.S. Supreme Court level: the issue of police pursuits and forcible stopping techniques.
The court simply applied the “reasonableness” test from the Fourth Amendment. Regardless of whether the action by Deputy Scott was deadly force, the court stated that “what matters is whether those actions were reasonable.” The court clearly felt that Mr. Harris “intentionally placed himself and the public in danger” by participating in a high speed pursuit.
Justice Scalia, in a powerful section of his majority opinion, writes:
“The court rules that a police officer’s attempt to terminate a dangerous high-speed car chase that threatens the lives of innocent bystanders does not violate the Fourth Amendment, even when it places the fleeing motorist at risk of serious injury or death.”
The lower courts had relied on the information from the suspect to determine their ruling. The U.S. Supreme Court overturned that ruling by relying on a piece of evidence that not every officer has at his disposal. A video of the incident was taken from the dash cam of Deputy Scott’s patrol vehicle that recorded the suspect’s reckless driving.
In reference to this, Justice Scalia states:
“Indeed, reading the lower court’s opinion, one gets the impression that respondent, rather than fleeing from police, was attempting to pass his driving test.”

Ouch, that's gotta hurt, even if you're paralyzed from the neck down. Sucks to be you Victor Harris. And that is now the "Law of the Land" as Cultural Marxists like to say.

Here is the video:

And police have been using that decision since.  Here is a Tucson officer dealing with a Mexican mad man with extreme prejudice, Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor extreme prejudice, e.g. lawful use of deadly force to stop a crazed gunman shooting up a neighborhood:

All thanks to Justice Antonio Scalia, Peace Be Upon Him (PBUH).

This brings us to James Alex Fields.  Regardless of his political opinions, besides being innocent until proven guilty, he also has the same rights to use deadly force as law enforcement officers, and he has a right to self-defense.  It appears to be likely that he was ambushed, as the bat damage to his Dodge Challenger reported in the press suggests.  And Justice Scalia, PBUH, has said cops can use deadly force and the means of that deadly force is immaterial, what matters is that would an objective review of the facts justify force, and that is what a jury will decide, not a mob or the media.  In the case of Fields, it appears possible.

When you are attacked by Antifa Communist terrorists, using your Dodge Challenger to protect yourself is justified.  The Supreme Court says so, and the facts of BLM and Antifa terrorism make the case!

Go ahead, make my day!  You don't have to be Inspector Harry Callahan to use a .44 Magnum or a .458 Winchester Magnum, or a Dodge Challenger if a mob attacks you, what matters is if the facts support your use of deadly force.

There is no such thing as overkill, it is was the use of force justified?  And if you were attacked by hundreds of armed Communists, using a car is certainly justified in theory.  The same as if illegal aliens were throwing rocks at you, which is much more common than using a vehicle in a deadly force case, and those cases are almost never charged, and usually are ruled justified or found not guilty.  There are many accusations out there, but frequently those allegations turn out to be politically motivated and unfounded.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

More Deep State Operatives At The Department Of Justice Strike At President Trump

No sooner than I decried the ongoing Deep State judicial and quasi-judicial attacks on President Trump in the area of immigration law enforcement than the highest level of the immigration bureaucracy, the Board Of Immigration Appeals (BIA), struck openly at President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The BIA is the final administrative appeal for immigration cases, with the exception of the Attorney General.  It is part of the Executive Office For Immigration Review (EOIR) and similarly the BIA is part of the Executive Branch of government, and is consequently subordinate to the President, through the Attorney General.  An executive agency, it is supposed to serve the policy of the President and is not independent.  However, the EORI and the BIA are in open revolt against President Trump and AG Sessions.  In case after case, the saboteurs at the EOIR and BIA are openly aiding illegal aliens to remain in the United States.

The most flagrant case was that of long time illegal alien, Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez who was the beneficiary of a concerted campaign by the Lying Press to get him released from custody after he was arrested.  The reason for the campaign, he was arrested a few blocks from one of his anchor babies' school.  A Federal court reviewed his claims and rejected those claims without comment, however saboteurs in the BIA stopped his deportation.

Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, an undocumented Los Angeles father facing imminent deportation has been granted a temporary stay of removal. Avelica-Gonzalez, 49, became the subject of international headlines after he was arrested by federal immigration authorities while dropping his daughters off at school in February.
Avelica-Gonzalez has lived in the U.S. for more than 20 years and has four U.S.-born children. He has been in custody at an immigrant detention center in Adelanto, California for more than five months, since his arrest on February 28. He was facing imminent deportation as of Monday after the expiration of a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals stay that had previously been in place.
The Board of Immigration Appeals granted Avelica-Gonzalez an emergency stay of removal on Monday, which will prevent his removal from the country while the BIA reviews his case, according to his lawyers.
[L.A. Father Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez Granted Temporary Stay Of Removal, by Julia Wick, LAist, August 7, 2017]

Illegal Alien Romulo Avelica-Gonzales, Also Known As The Rat, Beneficiary Of Rogue Kritarchs

Then the BIA took a further unprecedented step, despite the fact there was no basis for any review of the outstanding deportation order, it overturned a deportation order, and with no basis in the law. Avelica-Gonzalez was an illegal alien with no legal avenue to remain in the United States.

An immigration appeals court this week threw out the final deportation order for Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, who was detained in late February minutes after he dropped his daughter off at school in Lincoln Heights.
His lawyer said the case will be kicked back to the local immigration court that initially ordered that he be deported. That means Avelica-Gonzalez, 49, is still in deportation proceedings, but it could take years for a judge to enter a new decision.
An official with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the agency can no longer comment on Avelica-Gonzalez’s case because of his pending U visa application.
Avelica-Gonzalez, a Mexican citizen, has lived in the United States for 25 years. ICE agents arrested him Feb. 28, minutes after he dropped off his daughter Yuleni, 12, at school. Another daughter, Fatima, now 14, sobbed as she recorded cellphone video of the encounter, which went viral.
The case drew national attention, with critics citing it as an example of President Trump’s aggressive and sweeping stance on illegal immigration. 
[Appeals Court Throws Out Deportation Order for Man Detained by ICE After Dropping Daughter Off at School, by Andrea Castillo, LA Times, August 10, 2017]

This case was nothing more than an attempt by the Lugenpresse to lobby for the release of an illegal alien and a Deep State attack by kritarchs on President Trump's immigration enforcement policies. Such policies are at the sole discretion of the President, and no Article III judge can interfere with that, much less a Department of Justice (DOJ) bureaucrat.  However, the number of such cases of sabotage are increasing.

A Honduran woman and her 3-year-old son who spent nearly two years in a Pennsylvania center used by the U.S. government to house asylum-seeking immigrants have been freed by a judge.
NewsWorks reports a York County immigration judge ordered the immediate release of Wendy Osorio Martinez and Diego Rivera Osorio after a hearing Monday.
They were among four families held at the Berks Family Residential Center. Their detentions have sparked protests, a hunger strike and letters from politicians seeking their release.
The judge took into consideration two recent federal court opinions that children apprehended near the U.S.-Mexico border have due-process rights.
[Honduran Mom, Son Freed From Center Housing Immigrants In US, by AP, Houston Chronicle, August 8, 2017]

Note that the immigration judge used decisions by kritarch Dolly Gee to justify releasing the minor illegal alien, then using that to release the mother, neither of whom should be in the United States, but should have been deported immediately after they were arrested on the Mexican border.  This is certainly unique, a quasi-kritarch using a real kritarch to rationalize insubordination and illegal action in violation of policy set by the President in an area of law he is supreme in.

This just tells us the Attorney General Sessions must take more action to reign in the quasi-kritarchs under his authority and jurisdiction.  AG Sessions must immediately overturn the decisions involving Martinez and Avelica-Gonzalez, as it is within his authority and jurisdiction.  He must act to see that both are immediately deported as an example to other illegal aliens who are using the news of the sabotage of the President Trump's immigration enforcement policy to return to crossing the border illegally in hopes of remaining.

AG Sessions has taken some administrative action to reign in saboteurs among the immigration judges in the EOIR.

Yesterday, with little fanfare, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), the Department of Justice (DOJ) agency with authority over the immigration courts, issued an operating policies and procedures memorandum (OPPM) to curb the number of continuances that immigration judges (IJs) issue. 
[DOJ Moves to Curb Continuances in Immigration Court, by Andrew Arthur, Center for Immigration Studies, August 1, 2017]

However, AG Sessions' move to prohibit the abuse of continuances by Immigration Judges seeking to sabotage the immigration court system is only a minor step.  AG Sessions must also move against the BIA and individual judges who are sabotaging immigration enforcement in individual cases.  AG Sessions has the authority to review every decision by the BIA and individual Immigration Judges, he should act expeditiously to overturn decisions that interfere with the timely and judicious enforcement of immigration laws.  Time for Sessions to act now and put the BIA and Immigration Judges in their proper place, they administrate the President's immigration policies, not act as rogue kritarchs administering their own amnesty.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sanctuary Cities Move To Interfere With Immigration Enforcement

The Big Lie, among other lies, about Sanctuary Cities is that those cities, counties, and States just want not to be forced to act as immigration enforcement. They claim that immigration is a Federal responsibility and they should not be forced to arrest and hold illegal aliens.  Fair enough, they don't have to cooperate with the Federal government in theory.  Of course, those same cities, counties, and States cooperate with the Federal government in other areas, enforcing Federal environmental, affirmative action, housing, welfare, criminal, medical, public health, and other laws with no complaints.  Strictly speaking, the Federal government cannot dragoon the States into taking action, except that that occurs routinely, with varying levels of compliance. For instance, Federal and State food inspection services, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) work closely with State agencies charged with food safety both routinely and closely. They do joint investigations, they target the same suspects, and conduct joint inspections and raids on food producers.  They do this more or less voluntarily.  The Federal government also requires that States who accept various welfare program monies, work with Federal agencies, and provide records, to the FBI and the Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Agriculture Offices of Inspector General upon request and are required to have welfare fraud statutes and enforce those statutes.

However, the claim from Sanctuary Cities that they cannot be required to help with immigration law enforcement is just not true. Sanctuary Cities accept money from various programs, from education, to welfare, to law enforcement that are impacted by illegal aliens.  The same authority to require States and their political subdivisions to conduct welfare fraud investigations and prosecutions or to provide education to all children in their jurisdiction is no more an unconstitutional mandate than requiring a Sanctuary City, County, or State to accept an immigration detainer and hold an alien for 48 hours.  In fact, such political jurisdictions spend more money on educating illegal aliens than they do holding criminal suspects 48 hours on an immigration detainer.

While I understand the Constitutional arguments against any imposition on a State; Sanctuary Cities, Counties, and States have no complaint about Federal impositions if they accept some, but reject other regulation, restrictions, and obligations. That just don't fly. 

However, the overriding claim by Sanctuary Cities that they just don't want to be active in immigration law enforcement is a lie.  Their real intent and actual behavior, is to protect illegal aliens from lawful arrest by Federal authorities.  Sanctuary Cities don't just want to ignore the issue and not participate, but want to actively interfere with Federal law enforcement and every day brings new information about such illegal activity by Sanctuary Cities. And prime suspects in this criminal activity of interfering with Federal agents is New York Attorney General Eric Scheiderman and Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, all a violation of Title 18 United States Code Section 111, Obstructing A Federal Agent.

Criminal Eric Scheiderman

Criminal Eric Gonzalez

State and local authorities Thursday accused ICE agents of scouring local court halls in undercover clothes hunting immigrants to toss out of the country and demanded that they stop.

“I am going to call on ICE to treat our courts like sensitive locations, like it does school and houses of worship,” acting Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez said at a joint press conference with Attorney General Eric Scheiderman. “I’m going to ask that ICE refrain from arresting witnesses and victims...”
The pair said US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have even been lurking in Family Court and courts that help human-trafficking victims.
“ICE almost always comes into court in groups of two to four agents, and they are in plain clothes,”said Lee Wang, a staff lawyer at the Immigrant Defense Project which claims ICE has attempted to arrest 60 people so far this year in state courts, eight of which were in Brooklyn.
“They are in jeans and a sweatshirt, they are in khakis and polos, sometimes they have a visible badge, and sometimes they don’t,” he said. “I think what is very disturbing is that they will often not identify themselves even to defense attorneys. They won’t even say who they are or show any kind of warrant. They are really acting as rogue operators in the courts.”
[New York Authorities Demand ICE Stop Hunting Immigrants In Courthouses, By Priscilla DeGregory and Linda Massarella, New York Post, August 3, 2017] 

That is not just avoiding cooperating with immigration enforcement.  Something that the State of New York does not avoid when it comes to providing welfare to New Yorkers or inspecting food production facilities.  In both of those areas both the Borough of Brooklyn and the State of New York cooperate closely with the Federal government.  However, neither are being neutral when they decide to act to protect illegal aliens from arrest in courthouses.  And it appears that soon New York and Brooklyn will be taking the same action to protect illegal aliens that the State of California Labor Commission is now doing.

California’s top labor law enforcer wants federal immigration agents to stay away from offices where state investigators weigh claims about underpaid employees and workplace retaliation.
Labor Commissioner Julie Su last month directed her staff to turn away Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents unless the federal officers have warrants.
Her directive followed three instances over the past 10 months in which immigration agents sought information about California workers who had filed claims against employers. In two cases, immigration agents attempted to attend hearings where investigators discuss claims with workers and their employers, Su said. In all three cases, the agents left when they were asked, she said.
[Boss Tells State Workers: Kick ICE Out Of California Labor Offices, by Adam Ashton, Sacramento Bee, August 3, 2017]

Criminal Julie Su

It is shocking that ICE allowed this to happen.  Instead, what should have happened was the ICE agents forced their way in and arrested the illegal aliens, as well as the employees who interfered. Labor Commission employees are not armed and could not have successfully resisted.  Su and the State of California need to be taught a lesson, a hard lesson if necessary.  ICE has Robocops and armored vehicles, use them.  And I would love to see the little commie Julie Su in jail or getting the Vickie Weaver treatment.

This is what will be coming soon to California, New York, and other courts.  Open obstruction of justice in order to aid illegal aliens to remain in the United States.  To date, both the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have not taken the cases of where local officials interfere with immigration enforcement in order to protect illegal aliens from arrest. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan says they will be going to arrest such officials, but nothing has happened yet.  Neither he nor Attorney General Jeff Sessions has arrested or charged Monica Herranz, the Mexican judge in Oregon who helped an illegal alien to escape arrest.

The arrogance of local officials has no bounds.  Even a small town mayor is demanding, yes, demanding, from ICE answers about arrests of illegal aliens in the run down city of Hayward, CA. This is not merely not involving oneself in immigration enforcement, but demanding a veto power over Federal actions.

Arrest Traitor And Criminal Barbara Halliday

City officials said they were blindsided by the recent arrests of two undocumented immigrants by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and have raised questions about how two family men headed to work ended up in detention and on a path toward deportation.
The city in a statement called on ICE for answers about the arrests of Antonio Valenzuela and Jose Salgado on July 27 after first reading about the incident in this newspaper. Officials said they also plan to issue a letter to the agency this week requesting timelier information for future ICE operations.
“In a community like ours — which is one of the most diverse and which is very welcoming of people from all over the world — people are very concerned about this happening and they want information,” Mayor Barbara Halliday said.
[Hayward Officials Raise Questions About ICE Arrests Of 2 Residents, by Tatiana Sanchez, Mercury News, August 6, 2017]

The mayor even went so far as to demand to monitor immigration proceedings, but of course she does not monitor criminal proceedings of Hayward residents when arrested by the police or sheriff.

“The fundamental issue here is that the city of Hayward has a substantial interest in knowing that all of its residents are receiving due process under the law,” he said. “Based on what we read about the case and the very limited information we’ve been able to obtain, we’re really not able to ascertain that one way or another.”

Attorney General Sessions is allowing criminal activity by Sanctuary Cities to fester and grow. Soon there will be a crisis when ICE agents are killed by local police or illegal aliens encouraged to fight arrest by Sanctuary Cities.  While I for one will welcome treating Los Angeles, Hayward, and San Francisco as Sherman treated Atlanta and Charleston, the task will be bloody.  Better to avoid such extreme measures by taking action now with arrests and prosecutions.  Enoch Powell warned in his Rivers of Blood speech it was the responsibility of statesmen to avoid disaster, in this case a short, but bloody Civil War II in California.  A statesman would avoid war by targeted arrests and prosecutions of California and other politicians.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Deep State Saboteurs In DHS And DOJ Waging War On Immigration Enforcement

Either the Trump Administration is either schizophrenic or more Deep State operatives in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) are waging a war on immigration enforcement.  In a series of cases, some illegal aliens get arrested and deported, but others are able to pull strings and get released into the United States.  It begs the question, why doesn't DHS and DOJ, specifically the Executive Office For Immigration Review (EOIR), have a unified arrest, detention, and deportation policy.  It appears that some are following the law, others are waging their own administrative amnesty for a chosen few of illegal aliens.  Saboteurs in DHS and the EOIR are ignoring deportation orders and reopening or releasing illegal aliens who should be immediately deported.

First, the unlucky few.  Take the "soccer" star and his brother who were deported:

Two brothers from Gaithersburg were deported to their native El Salvador on Wednesday in what their attorney says was the fastest deportation process he has ever seen.
Lizandro Claros Saravia, 19, is a standout soccer player who had secured a scholarship to play college soccer in North Carolina. His brother, Diego, 22, took extra classes to graduate from Quince Orchard High School on time and “has a heart of gold,” a former teacher said.
They entered the country illegally in 2009, however, and although they initially won reprieves from deportation, their efforts to renew those stays were repeatedly denied.
[He Went To ICE To Tell Agents He Had Gotten Into College. Now He And His Brother Have Been Deported, by Rachel Chason, WaPo, August 2, 2017]

And in another case, an illegal alien in the United States over 20 years was deported:

A mother of four living in Ohio was deported to Mexico after a traffic stop revealed she entered the country illegally from Mexico nearly 20 years ago.
Beatriz Morelos Casillas, 37, was arrested for driving without a license near Cleveland, Ohio, on July 24.
Tuesday, she was deported to Nuevo Laredo, one of the most dangerous places in Mexico and where the State Department issued a travel warning in December 2016 due to violent crime.
Beatriz's husband – who is here legally on a work visa – drove from Ohio to be with her and make sure she's safe.
[After Nearly 20 Years In U.S., Ohio Mother Of 4 Deported Following Traffic Violation, CBS News, August 2, 2017]

Interestingly and inadvertently, the article points out the crux of the issue with the Deep State saboteurs, mostly EOIR Immigration Judges and lawyers in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA).

Ford, however, believes the administration is targeting undocumented immigrants with prior deportations because their previous removal order bars them from even going before an immigration court judge.
"It's an easy way to get high numbers of deportations. They can go directly from ICE custody to the deportation plane," Ford said.

While the article about Casillas doesn't mention explicitly that she had an outstanding order of deportation, it is implied.  And the article correctly notes that those aliens with an outstanding order can be removed immediately, as she was.

But in other cases, Immigration Judges are ignoring deportation orders from other Immigration Judges and previous deportations, and reopening such cases illegally.  And doing so with the connivance of ICE attorneys at the OPLA who do not object when such cases arrive in immigration court.

Here are some of the illegal aliens who benefitted from #DeepState sabotage by Immigration Judges and corrupt ICE attorneys.

22-year-old Guatemalan man who was arrested by Border Patrol and held in immigration detention was returned to his family after Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, intervened on his behalf.
Mario Figueroa spent most of his life in Fallbrook after he came to the U.S. with his family at age four to seek asylum. Members of the family had faced kidnappings, rape — and threats written in blood, according to Figueroa’s attorney. The family lost the case, but remained in the U.S., becoming unauthorized immigrants. His parents were deported years ago, Figueroa said...
Figueroa was scheduled to be deported last week because of a standing deportation order from his family’s failed asylum case. Under President Donald Trump, immigration officials have prioritized cases in which immigrants already have final orders from immigration judges because they can be deported more quickly than those who still have to go through the hearing process.
[Unauthorized Childhood Arrival From Guatemala Gets Out Of ICE Custody Thanks To Rep. Hunter, by Kate Morrissey, San Diego Tribune, August 1, 2017]

And another flagrant violation of law by an Immigration Judge.

At a hearing Thursday, a judge set a $5,000 bond for Jose Valle-Rodriguez, after determining he isn't a flight risk or a threat to national security. He’s expected to be released today, after his family posts bond.
His lawyer, Brad Thomson, says Valle-Rodriguez has filed an asylum petition and will also file a marriage petition once his wife Karina becomes a naturalized citizen.
"Because we were able to establish that he potentially has relief against deportation, the judge was more willing to offer bond,” Thomson said.
Valle-Rodriguez fled from El Salvador when he was 17-years-old. A judge ordered him deported in 2005 after he missed an immigration hearing. But Thomson says the 31-year-old never got a notice for the hearing because of a clerical error.
[Ypsilanti Man Detained By ICE Expected To Be Released On Bond, by Rebecca Kruth, Michigan NPR, June 28, 2017]

It was an immigration judge appointed by the most corrupt and incompetent Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, who ordered Valle-Rodriguez released, Jennifer M. Gorland.

On Tuesday, US Immigration Judge Jennifer M. Gorland ruled to reopened Jose Valle-Rodrgiuez’s immigration case, giving the Ypsilanti man a second chance to fight his deportation back to El Salvador. His father-in-law was murdered by gangs in that country, the family says, and they fear Valle-Rodriguez would also become a target.
When Valle-Rodriguez was seized by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents last month, both his family and his attorney worried he’d be deported within days. They say they only recently learned that a judge had ordered his removal from the US back in 2005, after he failed to show for an immigration hearing.
[Ypsilanti Man Gets 2nd Chance To Fight Deportation, by Kate Wells, Michigan NPR, June 28, 2017]

Valle-Rodriguez' attorney is making conflicting claims on his case, first that an appointment letter for the deportation hearing wasn't delivered, but then claiming he has a claim for asylum based on a murder of a relative.  That does not explain why Valle-Rodriguez did not go to the immigration court to follow up on his case.  Apparently he just thought his deportation case would just go away if he did nothing to see what was its status.  The fact that he never followed up on his case shows that Valle-Rodriguez never intended to go to his hearing even if he had received the appointment letter. His failure to follow up is more curious because his wife was in the process of naturalization, so he knew that he had to do something about his deportation case.

Cruz-Valle is currently in the process of becoming a naturalized US citizen. When her husband called later that day from Calhoun County Jail, she says he let out a “deep breath of relief.”

Worse yet, the OPLA attorney's in the Detroit ICE office did not object to the reopening of the case.

Thomson says the government has 10 days to respond, at which point a judge will decide whether or not to reopen the case. And he credits immigrations officials for keeping Valle Rodriguez in the US, for now. 
"This case is that ICE chose to utilize their discretion not to deport Jose, until we formally turned in this application," Thomson says. "So today I'm really happy with the Director of ICE, I'm happy with ICE, and I have no complaints at least for the next five minutes," he laughed.

You can contact the OPLA Office of Chief Counsel for Detroit here.  Ask why the Valle-Rodriguez is allowed to ignore his immigration case and not follow up after his initial arrest in 2005.

Detroit Office of Chief Counsel
Rosa Parks Federal Building 333 Mt. Elliott Street, 2nd Floor
Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: (313) 568-6033

The Trump Administration needs to take control of the recalcitrant members of the EOIR and OPLA, they are actively engaged in sabotage of immigration enforcement.  This is the Deep State resisting a policy it does not like.  That cannot be tolerated.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Deep State Obama Appointee Assails Immigration Enforcement

John Roth, the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General has attacked the Trump Administration's plans for increased hiring for the surge of immigration enforcement in the United States.  Roth is an Obama Regime appointee and President Trump, like his initial decision to keep on James Comey made another error when he had the chance to dismiss Roth and other Inspectors General when the administrations changed.

John Roth, Deep State Obama Appointee

An inspector general put a major dent Monday in President Trump’s call for 5,000 new Border Patrol agents and 10,000 new deportation officers, releasing a report saying the administration can’t begin to justify that exceptional level of hiring.
Given the stringent standards and hiring rates, U.S. Customs and Border Protection would have to receive a staggering 750,000 applications in order to find 5,000 Border Patrol agents.
The numbers are only slightly better for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement — some 500,000 people would have to apply in order to fill the 10,000 deportation officer slots Mr. Trump wants, Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth said.
Even if they could hire the agents and officers, the government can’t explain how it would train and deploy them in a way that would make sense, Mr. Roth said. CBP, for example, said it’s still at least three years away from being able to describe its operational needs — much less align its workforce to meet those objectives.
[Audit Blasts Trump Plan To Hire 15,000 New Immigration Agents, by Stephan Dinan, Washington Times, July 31, 2017]

The report is quite ridiculous, especially since the Bush Administration was able to hire 10,000 Border Patrol Agents between 2002 and 2008.  Obviously that level of hiring takes time, but claiming that level of hiring was unprecedented is #FakeNews, especially since the Trump Administration is only asking for half that number for the Border Patrol.  Hiring for ICE is easier since ICE agents don't have to meet the more demanding physical agility screening requirements of the Border Patrol. Hiring law enforcement officers for either ICE or the Border Patrol is not rocket science, recruiting and training is done yearly and the training facilities already exist, the Border Patrol trains at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Artesia, NM, and ICE does their training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, GA.

Stranger still was Roth's criticism of a lack of strategy or justification for the new hires.  Perhaps Roth doesn't know that there are from 11 to 30 million illegal aliens in the United States.  More likely is the somewhere well above 11 million, given the lack of enforcement in the last few years.  A much more qualified expert than John Roth believes the illegal alien population is higher.

There could be as many as 12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States and 400,000 could be deported this year, according to the acting ICE director.
Thomas Homan said the number could be even higher, but no one in the country illegally should be "comfortable" right now.
[Acting ICE Director: Trump Told Border Patrol, ICE 'You Can Do Your Job Now,' Fox News, July 13, 2017]

So, obviously those 15,000 or fewer ICE officers and Border Patrol Agents will have something to do. In fact they could all be deployed to California to round up the two million plus illegal aliens there. Even with the address records from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) of the 1 million illegal aliens who have driver's licenses, and likely voter registration cards, those new hires would be engaged for years rounding up just that 1 million.

Nearly a million undocumented drivers could be licensed in California by the end of the year.

Through June 2017, the Department of Motor Vehicles has issued approximately 905,000 driver’s licenses under Assembly Bill 60, the law requiring applicants to prove only their identity and California residency, rather than their legal presence in the state.
Passed in 2013, after more than 15 years of lobbying by advocates, AB 60 was intended to bolster public safety and reduce penalties for undocumented immigrants who drive. When it finally took effect at the beginning of 2015, making California the 10th state to offer driver’s licenses to immigrants living in the country illegally, the response was so immense that it doubled initial expectations.
[Undocumented Immigrant Driver’s Licenses Near Milestone In California, by Alexei Koseff, The Sacramento Bee, July 26, 217]

Clearly John Roth has some ulterior motive, embarrassment of President Trump is one, and sabotage of immigration enforcement is the other, in complete denial of the reality of massive numbers of illegal aliens in the United States and the manpower needed to arrest and deport those illegals.

This also brings to mind, why hasn't the ICE Special Agent-in-Charge (SAC) of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) served the California DMV with a subpoena for those records of illegal aliens?

Call Ryan L. Spradlin, the SAC and ask him why he hasn't subpoenaed those records and began arrests of these illegal aliens.  He can be reached here:

630 Sansome Street Room 890
San Francisco, CA, 94111
Phone: (415) 844-5455
Fax: (510) 267-3870

Ask the same of ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Field Office Director for San Francisco, David Jennings, here.

630 Sansome Street Rm 590
San Francisco, CA, 94111
Phone: (415) 844-5512

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Does Thomas Homan Read Federale (And VDare)?

In a surprise move, Thomas Homan, the Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), has announced that he will be following the advice offered by this writer on my own blog and on VDare regarding and others who hold official positions in the several States that openly aid illegal aliens, such as Jerry Brown, Janet Napolitano, Bill De Blasio, Ed Lee, Rahm Emanuel, and others. Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested that criminal prosecutions for immigration violations would expand, and it should, to include politicians.

Thomas Homan, The New DHS Secretary?

The country’s top immigration enforcement officer says he is looking into charging sanctuary city leaders with violating federal anti-smuggling laws because he is fed up with local officials putting their communities and his officers at risk by releasing illegal immigrants from jail.
[ICE Chief Wants To Slap Smuggling Charges On Leaders Of Sanctuary Cities, by Stephan Dinan, Washington Times, July 26, 2017]

Homan also noted that the bottleneck in the campaign against MS-13 and illegal aliens is with the Executive Office For Immigration Review (EOIR), part of the Department of Justice, where Attorney General Jeff Sessions is failing to reign in the kritarchs there.

He said the biggest impediment to expanding deportations is no longer ICE priority, but rather a huge backlog in the immigration courts, which are part of the Justice Department. Migrants who in the past would have admitted their unauthorized status and accepted deportation are now fighting their cases.
“They can play the system for a long time,” he said.

We need to hold Jeff Sessions accountable for the failure of the judges of the EOIR to see that aliens have their hearing quickly and are removed once their day in court is over.  But the EOIR is administering their own amnesty under Jeff Sessions. He needs to act to end that or all the arrests by ICE will be for naught.  But the real solution is not more or better immigration judges, though that would be good, but expanding Expedited Removal.

ICE Chief Says Sanctuary Cities Encourage Alien Smuggling

Thomas Homan, Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has taken the position that sanctuary cities encourage illegal immigration and alien smuggling by offering aliens refugee once they enter the United States.

The top immigration officer in the US on Thursday slammed so-called "sanctuary cities" as sending the wrong message to smugglers and immigrants seeking to cross the border illegally.
"Sanctuary cities, that's an alien smuggler's best friend — 'We'll get you to sanctuary city,'" Thomas Homan, acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said during a White House press briefing. “Sanctuary cities not only endanger public safety, they endanger our officers.”
[ICE Director Says Sanctuary Cities Are "Smuggler's Best Friend," by Adolfo Flores, BuzzFeed, July 27, 2017] 

Homan was speaking on the relationship between Sanctuary Cities, alien smugglers, and gangs like MS-13. And how correct he is.  Alien smugglers bring gangbangers directly to Sanctuary Cities.  No more evidence is needed than the most recent incident of alien smuggling in Texas where 10 illegal aliens died, including an MS-13 gangbanger previously protected by Barack Obama's Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  One can then say that DACA is as much a magnet for illegal aliens as Sanctuary Cities.

Among the 10 people killed in a human smugglers' truck discovered outside a Texas Walmart was a deported Guatemalan teen who grew up in America and was trying to get back to his family.
Frank Giusseppe Fuentes, 19, was born in Guatemala, but came to the U.S. illegally with his parents when he was 2 years old, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
He was deported in March after being convicted of assault and battery by a mob and was a suspected member of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, gang, ICE spokesperson Carissa Cutrell said in a statement.
[Teen Who Died in Texas Smuggling Truck Was a DREAMer Raised in Virginia, by Elizabeth Chuck, NBC, July 26, 2017]

The Fuentes family is in Maryland and protected by the Sanctuary City policies in that State.

“He’s been here forever,” Barrios-Mazariegos told the Post. “He doesn’t know what Guatemala was. His home is here, his friends are here, his family is here.”
His parents have asked for his body to be returned to them, Cristy Andrino, the consul of Guatemala told NBC News. Andrino confirmed Fuentes was trying to get to his family in Maryland when he died, but wouldn't discuss the case further.
"I was talking to his father and he kindly requested not to speak about his son out of respect," she said.

The pregnant question though is why are Fuentes' parents in the United States?  Because ICE has yet to target other illegal aliens.  Importantly, ICE knows where Fuentes' parents are because he provided their address on his DACA application.  Why hasn't Homan ordered his officers to comb through DACA records for the address of the DACA recipients and gone to their homes to arrest their parents?

Furthermore, Homan said he will start to prosecute parents of aliens who pay for smugglers.

The Trump administration has begun a new surge of immigration enforcement targeting parents who have paid to have their children illegally brought to the United States.
The recent arrests, which had been largely rumored but not confirmed until now, have set off a new wave of confusion and fear through immigrant communities that have already been subject to greater enforcement.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have begun sharing information with immigration agents about U.S.-based relatives of unaccompanied children. The information is being used to track down the parents, according to lawyers and government case workers familiar with the practice.
[Trump Administration Targets Parents Who Paid To Smuggle Children Into U.S., by Franco OrdoƱez, Charlotte Observer, June 29, 2017]

Shouldn't Fuentes' parents be the first high profile prosecution?  Or at least deportation?  One can contact Andre R. Watson, Special Agent-in-Charge, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), ICE, Baltimore Field Office, here, or at (410) 962-2620, and ask him if Fuentes' parents are going to be prosecuted.

Dorothy Herrera-Niles, Field Office Director, Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), ICE, Baltimore Field Office, can be contacted here, or at (410) 637-4000, to see if she will be having Fuentes' parents arrested and deported if HSI will not arrest them for alien smuggling.

If Sanctuary Cities attract smugglers and illegal aliens, it is time to remove the parents who pay the those smugglers to bring more illegal aliens to the United States.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Sessions Conundrum

Early on in the Trump Administration it appeared that the division on the immigration issue would be between the disappointing John Kelly, who isn't a Jumpin' Joe Swing, and Jefferson "No DACA" Sessions.  And I stand by that. But no so much as to be uncritical of the Attorney General.  There are real problems with his performance as AG.  Sessions' recusal was unnecessary and, worse yet, a major blunder. Kudos to the one of the last conservatives at #NRO, along with the surprisingly red-pilled Victor Davis Hanson.

Well I stand by that, but consider this my limited, modified, walk-back.  Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III has, as Ricky Ricardo said, some 'splaining to do.  So far, Sessions hasn't reigned in the Department of Justice employees at the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), the immigration "courts," an administrative creation without the authority of legislation, who are running their own illegal administrative amnesty for certain illegal aliens.  [Impeach Judges For Interfering With Immigration Enforcement—Abolish the EOIR! The Case Keeps Strengthening, by Federale, VDare, July 22, 2017]  He also has failed to prosecute State judges like Monica Herranz who aid the escape of illegal aliens.  [Mexican Kritarch Sham Investigation, by Federale, Federale Blog, June 23, 2017]

Right on cue, considering the problems Sessions is having with the President, is yet another example of the kritarchs in the EOIR again violating the law, sabotaging immigration law enforcement, and acting outside their legal authority.

Heretic, Scofflaw, And Illegal Alien Nury Chavarria

Hundreds of immigrant rights activists took to the streets of Fair Haven to celebrate — rather than protest as planned — after a 43-year-old woman taking sanctuary in a neighborhood church won a stay allowing her to remain in the country.
The news meant that Nury Chavarria could leave Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal, where she took up residence last week. Last Thursday she disobeyed an order from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and skipped a flight back to Guatemala, occupying with her 9-year-old daughter a back room of the “sanctuary” house of worship.
[Immigrant Mom Who Took Refuge In A Church Can Go Home, By Markeshia Ricks, The CT Mirror, July 26, 2017]

Despite a lawful order for her deportation, an Immigration Judge at the EOIR decided otherwise, outside of the law.

Chavarria’s attorneys won the stay at around 2 p.m. in U.S. Immigration Court in Hartford. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) then agreed not to seek custody of her...
One of her attorneys, Marisol Orihuela, described how her team filed two motions: an emergency motion for a stay of deportation and a motion to reopen her case based on new evidence.
“He story was so compelling that only one hour after filing, immigration granted her motion for a stay,” said Orihuela, a Yale Law School clinical associate professor affiliated with the school’s Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic.

Other than political agitation, there was no reason, compelling or otherwise, to reopen her deportation case.  She had the opportunity to file appeals, which she did not do, when she was ordered deported. She ignored that order for years, then after more years in the United States under sufferage, she lied to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) when she agreed to leave voluntarily in lieu of forcible deportation.

She claims God was her attorney.  No, it was a lawless Immigration Judge acting illegally, more Satanic than Godly, as all lawful political authority is rooted in the natural law and comes from God.  And that Immigration Judge remains despite his or her lawlessness.  And it is directly the fault of Attorney General Sessions.  Despite his bluster about enforcing immigration law, he allows his subordinates to act unlawfully to protect illegal aliens who defy deportation orders.

AG Sessions can end this lawlessness immediately, but he refuses.  He can order the Immigration Judge concerned, one of these three: Daniel A. Morris, Michael W. Straus, or Philip Verrillo to reverse themselves, and to stop interfering with the lawful administration of deportation orders.  But he has not.  We are supposed to believe that Sessions is immigration hardliner, but repeatedly he failed to take the action well within his authority.  Why?  Is this another case of Boob Bait For Bubbas?  I am beginning to think that Sessions is all talk and no action.  If he wants our support, he has to start taking control of the Department of Justice, including the EOIR!  Time for him to administratively abolish the EOIR and replace it with the predecessor administrative body, the Special Inquiry Officers, who were experienced adjudicators and inspectors who reviewed appeals by aliens, and quickly and efficiently made decisions, mostly because they were not attorneys but immigration officers who had field experience with aliens, the law, and the inspection, arrest, and adjudication process.  We expected more from Jeff Sessions, time for him to measure up and walk the walk.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Kritarchs Strike Again, Put Them In Their Place

My latest on the Kritarchs, judicial and administrative, is up on VDare:

Once again, our imperial judiciary is claiming the right to make immigration policy. The Supreme Court subverted President Donald Trump’s authority on immigration earlier this week by preserving a lower court ruling that exempted grandparents and other relatives from Trump’s travel ban . [Supreme Court says grandparents, relatives can enter US despite travel ban, by Ariane de Vogue, CNN, July 19, 2017]The administration did score a win when the Supreme Court reversed another part of the lower court ruling, allowing refugee ban enforcement [Justices allow strict refugee ban but say grandparents OK, by Mark Sherman, AP, July 19, 2017]. But eventually Trump and the GOP Congress must act to reclaim immigration policy from these would-be “kritarchs”—who increasingly act as if they are the only meaningful branch of government...

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Australia Climbs The Height Of Hypocricy

Australia has insultingly claimed that President Donald J. Trump has a moral and legal responsibility to accept as refugees the economic migrants detained by Australia in off-shore camps because of an unwritten and unverified agreement with Barack Hussein Obama, who is no longer President of the United States.  However, besides the fact that Australia has rejected the refugee claims of the detainees, Australia has rejected the alleged moral obligation to adhere to unwritten agreements.  This time, Australia has been called out by the United Nations (UN) on an apparent unwritten agreement that Australia entered into to accept a certain number of refugees.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has accused the Australian government of reneging on a “clear understanding” that some refugees detained offshore who have close family ties in Australia could be resettled in the country.
In a statement on Monday, the commissioner, Filippo Grandi, said the United Nations agency had agreed in November to help with the relocation to the United States of refugees in detention centers on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea and on the island nation of Nauru after Washington agreed to take in hundreds of refugees being held by Australia at those centers. But the agency did so, Mr. Grandi said, on the condition that some refugees would be resettled in Australia.
“We agreed to do so on the clear understanding that vulnerable refugees with close family ties in Australia would ultimately be allowed to settle there,” Mr. Grandi said.
[UN Says Australia Reneged On Pledge To Accept Some Refugees, by Jacqueline Williams, NYT, July 24, 2017]

But despite the claim by the UN that a written agreement existed which they could not release, the Ozzies were quite adamant, no refugees allowed!

As recently as Sunday, the Australian immigration minister, Peter Dutton, said refugees would “not be coming to Australia.”
In a statement on Monday, a spokeswoman for the immigration department said: “The position of the coalition government has been clear and consistent: Those transferred” to regional processing centers “will never settle in Australia.”

One applauds the stand by Australia, but fobbing off their problem on the United States is not acceptable, and the Aussies should be held accountable to their own standard when they hold us to that same standard.

President Trump should have stuck to his guns on his initial reaction and pledge to reject those refugees.  And this new revelation about Aussie double dealing should be the basis for Trump to order the Department of State (DOS) and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) not to return to the Australian camps on Nauru and Manus Island.  At this moment, Trump had the courage to withdrawal those officers from the Islands once the 50,000 cap on refugees was reached, but Australia is claiming that the officers will return once the new fiscal year starts in October to renew processing.

Mr Dutton, who will soon take responsibility for a newly announced super portfolio overseeing Australia's domestic security, said he would close the centre "tomorrow" but was at the mercy of an American timetable.
An agreement was struck between Australia and the United States in the dying days of the Obama administration to resettle up to 1250 of the asylum seekers detained on the island.
Donald Trump has said he would honour the deal but the president has slashed the US's overall refugee intake, which has bumped the Manus Island resettlement to October 31.
'We have been caught up in the US process, they have a quota each year," he told Sky News.
[Peter Dutton Vows Manus Island Will Close In October Despite Donald Trump Refugee Intake, by Amy Remeikis, SMH, July 20, 2017]

The end of the fiscal year, the insults from Turnbull, and the news that Australia is reneging on a commitment to the UN should be sufficient political cover to end the agreement, if there ever was a need for cover.  American national interests should have been enough reason for ending the bad deal. National interest is enough reason for Australia to refuse refugees, why not the United States?

Saturday, July 22, 2017

ICE Must Do Sweeps, Raids, And Roundups To Succeed

The Dallas Field Office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement And Removal Operations (ERO) is doing much better than the Deep State saboteur who is running the Los Angeles Field Office of ICE ERO.  Arrests there have doubled, while David Marin's arrests are only up 17%.  That's good, but only a good start.  They need to do better, but crying and taking strategies off the table won't help.  The Dallas metro area has 475,000 illegal aliens.  "Targeted operations" won't solve that problem.

On a recent morning in Texas, Fort Worth police arrested a man who threatened to burn down his girlfriend's apartment. The officers also detained two Mexican nationals at the apartment complex because they suspected them of being in the country illegally.
Then police called ICE Fugitive Operations. Soon men with guns and dark ballistic vests swarmed the parking lot.
Under former President Barack Obama, Immigration and Customs Enforcement would not have bothered with either of these immigrants. During the previous administration, ICE agents primarily targeted more serious felons and recent arrivals.
"We would have had to let them go because they did not meet our enforcement priorities at the time," said Chuck Winner, the supervisory detention and deportation officer at the scene.
[Riding With ICE: 'We're Trying To Do The Right Thing', by John Burnett, NPR, July 20, 2017]

Well, don't try, do.  It appears that Dallas ERO is off to a good start, but they still have a problem, they aren't just not thinking outside the box to find illegal aliens, but they aren't doing the tried and true successful tactics of years gone by. Raids, roundups, checkpoints, and more of all three.

They still have an attitude there, obviously a hangover from the Bush-Obama years.

ICE Officer Gerry Hutt insists that the agency does not conduct sweeps or roundups. "We don't do raids. We do targeted enforcement operations," he says...
"We have a lead on someone that's in the country illegally or is a criminal alien who's been convicted of a crime and is in this country, we target that person for arrest. We don't go set up checkpoints on the highway. We don't do mass raids at employers, we don't do that," deportation officer Gerry Hutt said.

Gerry Hutt, Time To Get With The Program Of Success: Raids, Roundups, and Sweeps

Unfortunately, "targeted enforcement operations" will just not cut it, those actions will not find or frighten away 475,000 illegal aliens.

Nor will crying about it.

Flores said that over her nearly 30-year career as a federal immigration officer, she always has used discretion. Agents might not detain a single mother, for example, if she is the sole provider for her children. Flores said her decisions are informed by her own difficult upbringing in San Antonio.
"I know what poverty is like. I know what hunger is like," she said, wiping away tears. "I know what physical abuse is like in the household. But I also know what love is like. And I know that personally, professionally, I want this world to be a better place."
She added: "We listen to every case by case when it's brought to our attention that might need special attention."

Simona Flores, There's No Crying In Fight Club, Or Immigration Enforcement
Time To Put Your Big Girl Panties On

Nor will wasting time evaluating pleas for leniency on a case-by-case basis.  That isn't your job, your job is finding and arresting illegal aliens, and using enforcement to encourage compliance with the law, which is to frighten illegal aliens into leaving.

But there is a reason Dallas ICE ERO is doing better than David Marin's Los Angeles office:

"Now if we encounter someone in the house that is illegally in the country, in violation of the law, we will go ahead and arrest that person."

David Marin prefers to not arrest illegal aliens, and Dallas does, that is the difference between a 17% increase in arrests and a 100% increase in arrests. What is needed is to go back to the policies of the 70s, 80s, and 90s: raids, checkpoints, and sweeps.  Of course in those years, the Border Patrol did the checkpoints and since Jorge Bush, Border Patrol stations in the interior have been shuttered.  But this is no excuse for ICE ERO and their sister component, ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to not do the raids and sweeps that they used to do as part of the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).

The David Marin Administrative Amnesty

New information has come out about Deep State operative David Marin and his personal campaign to aid and abet illegal aliens, including allowing illegal aliens to remain in the United States and work illegally.  This is surprising since such aid to illegal aliens is, well, illegal.  Such assistance David Marin gives to illegal aliens is a violation of Title 8 United States Code Section 1324, Harboring Illegal Aliens.  We know all this because David Marin, Field Office Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), is a one man public relations campaigner, for himself and illegal aliens.  ERO is the component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) charged with finding and removing illegal aliens. Marin appears to be campaigning for something, what that is does not appear to be readily apparent, perhaps a promotion to ERO headquarters.

David Marin, Running His Own Administrative Amnesty

However, what should be happening is Marin's removal from his office. In another of his guided tours for the press, Marin shows not vigorous enforcement of immigration laws, but the studied sabotage of immigration enforcement.

But I.C.E. is in some ways operating in enemy territory in California, home to more than two million undocumented immigrants and hostile to the idea of mass deportations. Because local law enforcement often will not turn over undocumented immigrants in their custody, I.C.E. must make most of their arrests at homes, at workplaces and out on the street, which is more complicated than simply picking people up from jails — and potentially more dangerous.

So when a team of immigration agents gathered at 4:30 on one already warm morning in June, their chief, David Marin, warned them to stay away from any sign of danger.
[A Broader Sweep, By Jennifer Medina And Miriam Jordan, NYT, July 21, 2017]

Portrayed as a story of enforcement, however the details of the story show something else, a story of wasted resources, non-enforcement, catch-and-release, and a miniature amnesty program for illegal aliens administered by Marin.

First, wasted resources.  While the report does not mention the number of ICE Deportation Officers assigned to the arrests, clues suggest, such as the number of vehicles and the video, suggests ten or so agents.  All to arrest six illegal aliens, but with only 5 arrests in the end.

By lunchtime, the agents had five immigrants in custody: three of their six targets of the day, as well as Mr. Delgado and another man they found in the home of a target. Typically, officers successfully arrest about half the people they are looking for, Mr. Marin said, so this was a good day.

This is a waste of resources for the results of the day.  There are, as the story described, 2 million illegal aliens in the Riverside and Los Angeles county area.  And we know why, buried deep in the story was a deliberate policy not to find too many illegal aliens.

Mr. Marin, 48, has worked in immigration enforcement for more than two decades, starting when the agency was called Immigration and Naturalization Services. In the 1990s, he said, officers would spend much of their time rounding up immigrants in front of home repair stores, routinely arresting people so many times that they would know them by sight. Within hours of a bus ride returning them to Mexico, Mr. Marin said, they would be on their way to the United States again.

So, instead of sending out a ten man team to the sites where day laborers congregate, basically any Lowes or Home Depot, or the day labor centers run by local government that openly cater to illegal aliens, where dozens of arrests could be made, Marin decides to keep his office's arrest numbers as low as possible by assigning resources to the least productive targets as possible, targets that require days of surveillance for example.  In any event, all that day's arrests could have been done by 4 agents.  And in the past would have been done by two agents.

Worse yet, during this little adventure, Marin found out where one illegal alien worked, surprise, a dairy, and did not raid the dairy that undoubtedly has many more illegal aliens working there.

And we know Marin's strategy is not working.  Arrests in the ICE ERO Los Angeles District Office are up only 17%, whereas nationwide arrests are up 40%.

More than 65,000 people have been arrested by the agency since Mr. Trump took office, a nearly 40 percent increase over the same period last year and as sure a sign as any that the United States is a tougher place today to be an undocumented immigrant...
But the agency is under a microscope here. Arrests in the Los Angeles region are up only 17 percent since Mr. Trump took office, far less than in the rest of the country, according to I.C.E. statistics.

And Marin doesn't appear to enjoy doing his job.

“People want to know if we’ve gone into schools, if we’re standing in the market, but that’s not what we do,” Mr. Marin said, driving before dawn. “We know an arrest is a traumatic event for a family. We know the impact it has, and we take it very seriously.”

Not what we do! Well why not?  That is where the illegal aliens are. And any trauma to them is none of your concern.  That is the price of the crimes these illegal aliens are committing.  Marin appears to be on the other side.

Worse yet, Marin has brought back catch-and-release.  Some of those Marin is so proud to have arrested, he released immediately, and with some sort of illegal amnesty as well.

By the afternoon, Mr. Delgado had been released by the immigration agents, who decided that he was not a threat to public safety. He was given a notice that he must comply with any orders from immigration agents and returned to work the next day.

So, David Marin released a previously deported illegal alien with some strange requirement to "comply with any orders from immigration agents" instead of deporting this illegal alien.  There is no such legal program for illegal aliens, there never was, with emphasis on the legal part, and the illegal program was the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty, the one that caught and released illegal aliens rather than deporting them.  Does David Marin have that authority? No.  And the illegal alien is back working illegally at a dairy that David Marin refused to raid, because that is not what he does.

David Marin actually added to the population of not just run-of-the-mill illegal aliens, but a special class of illegal aliens, absconders.  Fidel Delgado will not be reporting to ICE or following any orders, he will disappear just as his son did.

And to add to the beneficiaries of the David Marin Administrative Amnesty, he failed to see that the wives of two of those aliens arrested were arrested as well.

A couple of officers debated what to do: Should they take both parents and call Child Protective Services for the boy?..
They left the wife behind and led Mr. Delgado to a van, where he was soon shackled. The handcuffs would leave marks.

So, despite the option to call Child Protective Services, Marin ordered his officers to not arrest Maria Rocha.  And that would not be the only illegal alien that got the David Marin Administrative Amnesty that day.

Mr. Lucero, 51, and his wife, Jamie, 47, arrived from a small village in the Mexican state of Puebla more than three decades ago. He had built a thriving landscaping business, tending to yards of homes in upscale Orange County...
Hours after his arrest, Jamie Lucero, her eyes red with tears, pulled out a blue folder with Mr. Lucero’s papers neatly organized, including documents showing he had completed an anger-management program and followed the rules of probation from his domestic violence case. She was planning to take the folder with her when she visited him in detention, though the papers are unlikely to have a bearing on his new deportation case.

So, now we know why arrests in the Los Angeles District Office of ICE ERO are only up 17%. David Marin is conducting an one man amnesty program for illegal aliens.  Time for him to go.  Or be prosecuted.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

More Evidence Deep State Operative David Marin Is Fighting President Trump

VDare recently remarked on the Trump Effect on the Weekly Standard and their previous public contempt for immigration enforcement and the "yahoos" who dare to support action against illegal aliens.  [Trump Effect–WEEKLY STANDARD Cover: “On The Immigration Front Lines,” by James Fulford, VDare, July 13, 2017]  James beat me to the punch on this article, but I was happy to see he missed the real import of the article, which gave me the opportunity to provide to VDare and readers of my blog.  Not to take away from James' analysis, which is ever so important, the NeoCons are feeling the heat and acting to protect their position by some Boob Bait For Bubbas, a mildly pro-enforcement article.  Perhaps to match their recent article on Japan, concluding that Japan doesn't need more immigration, yet.

The real import of the article though is that while this writer was confident that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), will be at the forefront of support for President Trump, along with the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP), there still are Deep State saboteurs in ERO that are fighting a rearguard action against the new enforcement program.  And leading those Deep State agents is David Marin, Field Office Director, Los Angeles Field Office, ICE ERO.

Deep State Saboteur David Marin Dressing Up In His Ninja Gear To Play A Deportation Officer

Back during the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty, Marin was one of the enforcers of the amnesty among his staff in Los Angeles, mandating only criminal aliens will be deported.  And he was happy to be the face of that policy.

Now he plays the tough guy to the public, though not as tough as he plays in public statements.

Although ICE could arrest Delgado and his wife, the presence of the 16-year-old boy creates a problem. By law, they can’t leave him by himself. Instead, officers decide to arrest just Delgado and follow up later with his wife. They let him put on jeans and a shirt, handcuff him, and lead him across the street into the back of a Dodge Grand Caravan. A half-mile away, to avoid any crowds that might form at his house, officers take Delgado out of the van, search him thoroughly, attach a waist chain, and remove his belt.
David Marin, a former marine who is the head of enforcement and removal operations for ICE’s L.A. field office and is one of the two agents media are allowed to identify from this ride-along, explains the decision to take Delgado into custody: “Both have been previously deported. This is somebody who shouldn’t be in the country.” he says. “We explained to him, ‘You have no right to be here. You’ll have to come with us.’ And he asked, ‘What about my wife?’ ”
[The Immigration Frontlines, By Tony Mecia, The Weekly Standard, July 17, 217]

And worse yet, Marin would be happy with fewer arrests that those described in the article:

Looking back on the day’s work, Marin, the local ICE head of enforcement, says catching three of six targets and two others is “representative of our daily operations. That’s what our guys are doing every single day.” He says it was a success because nobody got hurt.
He says he would be happy even if his team didn’t catch as many as they did today: “Even if we just caught one, that’s still one criminal alien who we removed from the country who is not going to commit any more crimes.”

And that should not come as a surprise.  The Los Angeles Field Office of ICE ERO has been a black hole of immigration enforcement ever since Marin came on as a senior manager there.  His career there has been one of managing declines in arrests.  There are over 1 million illegal aliens, officially, but obviously more, in the geographic area covered by the ICE ERO Los Angeles Field Office.

And look at the accompanying graphic that the Weekly Standard provided.  From 2012 to today, arrests under Marin's management have declined precipitously, from over 25,000 a year to a little more that 5,000 so far this year.  If this rate continues, Marin will have made the number of arrests close to the total in 2005.

These numbers show that David Marin is not only enthusiastic about arresting illegal aliens, but is part of the problem.  He just doesn't like doing his job and will do what is necessary to keep arrests down.  He doesn't want to frighten the illegal aliens, he doesn't want to do raids, he doesn't want to do sweeps, he just doesn't want to do what is necessary to deport 1 million illegal aliens under his jurisdiction.

Time for Thomas Homan, ICE Director, to find someone who does.