1. The bill has language in it that actually restricts who can do immigration sweeps and deportations.
2. That 55 miles of alleged construction has many caveats to it including approvals or denials by the land-owners for any type of barrier. Further, there is a historic church and a butterfly sanctuary that is restricted from any barrier construction.
3. There is NO money for an additional 750 Border Patrol agents and there is NO money for 2000 more ICE agents.
4. Any construction of a border wall cannot use any of the prototypes offered to the Federal government.
5. The bill would prohibit DHS from detaining or deporting a sponsor, potential sponsor, or household member of an unaccompanied minor based on information shared with HHS. (This means that all unaccompanied themselves have their own sanctuary).
6. Detention for up to 100,000 illegals would require other options including wearing ankle bracelets or simply using a phone. This means essentially detention centers could be rendered obsolete.
7. A larger or perhaps a separate oversight committee/team will be established to manage all ICE activities.
Monica Elfriede Witt, 39, a former U.S. service member and counterintelligence agent, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia for conspiracy to deliver and delivering national defense information to representatives of the Iranian government. Witt, who defected to Iran in 2013, is alleged to have assisted Iranian intelligence services in targeting her former fellow agents in the U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC). Witt is also alleged to have disclosed the code name and classified mission of a U.S. Department of Defense Special Access Program. An arrest warrant has been issued for Witt, who remains at large.
It started in 2008 when the Republicans were against it but the Democrats were for it.
The whole project was underway and President Obama ponied up federal dollars for the project… like $3.8 billion which Governor Newsom refuses to pay back to ‘Donald Trump’. Hummm, it is not President Trump’s money, it belongs to the U.S. taxpayer. Hello… border wall?
It is important to note that the California governor canceled the high-speed rail over the voters of California under Proposition 1A.
The whole mess from the beginning was full of corruption and much of that fraud sits on the desk of California Attorney General Becerra. Swell…
Remember, the first Federal installment occurred under the Obama regime with a $2.5 billion investment under that pesky American Recovery and Reinvestment Act… $2.5 billion to be exact.
But after spending $3 billion of the fed’s money and $7.8 billion from California bond sales and revenue from the state’s infamous cap-and-trade taxes, Cal HSR has failed to lay a mile of track over the initial 32-mile section of flat San Joaquin Valley farmland.
Rather than demand the money back from Tutor-Perini/Zachry/Parsons, its project and construction manager (PCM), Cal HSR recently voted to extend the term of the contract by 6 months and to raise the price from $34.2 million to $40.2 million, an 18 percent bump.
The move is even more extraordinary given that Cal HSR admits that the professional service contract was “based on qualifications of PCM and its 25 staffing resources, as opposed to low bid.” That means Tutor-Perini/Zachry/Parsons employees, even if they worked exclusively on Cal HSR, are each being paid an average of $240,000 for the next six months of work.
Cal HSR told the Fresno Bee that the delays were due to extended environmental impact reviews and the protracted pace of acquiring 822 parcels of mostly farmland, either through negotiated purchase or suing under eminent domain. More details here.
With a price tag so far of $77 billion, Governor Newsom is somewhat equivocating on the whole thing. Seems there is no plan on paper or a timetable. Further, there are all kinds of lawsuits when it comes to environmental impact, evaluations and where if any, a rail system would continue in that state. California, with the funding of the high-speed rail, also committed at the same time to electrifying commuter lines from San Jose to San Francisco as well as modernizing community development and station planning. This is a state that has a major homeless problem not to mention housing issues mostly due to land use restrictions and Silicon Valley employment.
The term, “weaponization,” was also used by NATO’s
top commander in Europe, Philip Breedlove, to describe what the Russians and
Syrians were doing in the Middle East with the Islamic refugees there.
Germany’s Angela Merkel welcomed them, destabilizing Europe. Here, President
Trump campaigned for office on the basis of stopping this flow into the U.S. Objectively
speaking, Merkel and not Trump has been serving Russian interests.
The popular reality TV show, “Border Wars,” on the National Geographic Channel, captures the determined efforts of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, ICE, DEA, the U.S. Coast Guard and local law enforcement to keep our nation safe. They fight terrorism and apprehend drug smugglers. The process of intercepting people entering the United States illegally is another mission they have. These illegal aliens have become a weapon of war, just like in the Middle East. A Border Wall would be another line of defense.
It’s not like we didn’t already know that but actually, it is worse than you think. This report comes from the University of Illinois at Chicago… ruh-roh. Remember that Chicago and Los Angeles mayors are Democrats… oh yeah… Barack Obama lists Chicago as his hometown… but he never really goes there and there is corruption all over his presidential library too.
With matters like the conspiracy of the Olympics in Chicago and the whole Tony Rezko thing… the beat goes on.
Oh yeah, just for fun, you may want to read up on Operation Greylord, corruption in the Cook County judicial system.