Saturday, August 19, 2017

#DeepState Bureaucrats Seek To Kill Border Patrol Agents

Obama Regime holdovers in the Deep State remain in many positions in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and in the components of DHS, including the U.S. Border Patrol.  The execrable Mark Morgan brought in saboteurs and the result will be dead Border Patrol Agents (BPA). In recent news, because of the crackdown on illegal aliens, assaults on BPAs are up!

Assaults by criminal aliens against Border Patrol agents increased 64 percent in July over the previous month. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials reported 41 agents as victims of assault for the month.
The July cases bring the total number of agents assaulted during Fiscal Year 2017 to 624. The report indicates an increase of 80 percent over the same period in the previous year, CBP officials reported on Friday afternoon.

[Assaults On Border Patrol Agents Up 64 Percent In July, by Bob Price, Breitbart, August 14, 2017]

Illegal aliens are feeling emboldened because of the pressure on them, and they have to fight back to maintain the profits they make with alien smuggling.  Furthermore, Deep State operatives in the USBP are seeking to exacerbate the conditions leading to attacks on BPAs by discouraging BPAs from using appropriate lethal and non-lethal force when confronted with these illegal alien terrorists who launch attacks.

The Obama Regime waged a war on Border Patrol Agents, specifically including Lonnie Schwartz who was attacked by rock throwing alien smuggling terrorists from Mexico.  Schwartz used appropriate deadly force to stop an attack on him and other law enforcement officers, shooting an attacker dead.  Despite the vile accusations against BPAs for misuse of deadly force, agents are routinely exonerated in the investigations that follow the baseless accusations.


Deep State Saboteur Carla Provost, How Many Border Patrol Agents Will Die Because Of Her?

However, the Deep State saboteurs brought into the Border Patrol by Morgan are seeking to create conditions where more Border Patrol Agents are killed in the line of duty by encouraging attacks on them by illegal aliens and other criminals.  Their major tool, the failed policy of encouraging hesitation and de-escalation techniques in confronting dangers criminals.

In another part of the campus, a Border Patrol instructor enters a building set up to look like a barn where he finds two men counting money with what appears to be packages of drugs. One of the men yells at him in English, while the other man yells in Spanish. Both men move around, gesturing wildly with their hands. Dan M. Harris, chief of the academy, stands nearby urging the instructor to size up the situation. This simulated encounter is used to teach new trainees to consider all options before using deadly force.
“We have to slow it down and think,” Mr. Harris said. “We can’t just pull our gun and shoot someone to get out of bad situation. We have to use our brain.”
[‘We Can’t Just Pull Out Our Gun’: Border Patrol Alters Training, by Ron Nixon, NYT, August 18, 2017]

No law enforcement agency has ever taught the tactic of just pulling out a gun and shooting someone, nor has the U.S. Border Patrol Academy, nor has the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.  This is a straw man argument, and it is designed to spread and encourage hesitation in agents, and the result, planned or not, is to get agents killed by hesitating when they need to use deadly force.  This new training is designed to frighten agents with lawsuits and criminal prosecution, like in the case of Lonnie Schwartz, to encourage then to let criminals and terrorists get in the first shot.  It is because Mark Morgan did not care about his agents, nor does the new head of the Border Patrol, Carla Provost.

There is a famous case of hesitation causing a law enforcement officer to get killed.  The murder of Deputy Kyle Dinkheller.  Deputy Dinkheller hesitated in a gunbattle with a crazed gunman, all because his Sheriff discouraged the appropriate use of force.


The current sure all training theory in law enforcement is de-escalation. The theory being that criminals are all rational people who are just in a difficult situation.  All an officer has to do is reason with them, and they will cooperate. Intuitively, that is nonsense, as criminals are generally violent by nature and of low intelligence unable to rationally deal with the world. And, as usual, research shows that is correct.

The chair of the criminal justice department of Madison College says the research he conducted for his master’s thesis shows de-escalation policies are a valuable tool in an officer’s toolbox, but argues they’re not the best tool.
De-escalation policies require officers to slow things down and attempt to lessen or avoid force on all calls.
“The agencies without de-escalation policies, the number of officers killed and assaulted were dramatically lower than the agencies with de-escalation policies in place,” Brian Landers, author of the study tells WISC-TV.
Landers’ study looked at metropolitan law enforcement agencies around the country; some have de-escalation policies while others do not.  It used data from more than 75,000 officers over a five-year period.
“I’ve had officers tell me that they are forced with decisions out on the street that go against every facet of training and instinct of officer safety from fear they are going to be disciplined because the policy is telling them that they should not use force,” Landers tells WISC-TV.
[Research Shows ‘De-Escalation’ Policies Place Officers At Higher Risk For Injury, Death, LEO Affairs, August 16, 2017]

Time for President Trump to end the Obama War on the Border Patrol by ending unscientific training theories that could get agents killed.  All one has to know is that if it is in the New York Times, it's #FakeNews.

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, PoliceOne.com, 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 different...in 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
SanFrancisco.Outreach@ice.dhs.gov