07/14/18

Mitch McConnell Finds His Spine: ‘I Will Not Be Intimidated’ by ‘Socialists Who Apparently Prefer Open Borders’

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Well, well, well… uber-RINO Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) may not be a total waste after all. He may be playing footsies with Chinese communists, but he seems to have grown a spine when it comes to American socialists. Who knew? McConnell said yesterday that he will not be intimidated by protesters who confront him calling for the abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He’s been harassed at two restaurants in Kentucky and at least one event in Washington, D.C.

As he was leaving one establishment in Kentucky last weekend, a demonstrator shouted “Abolish ICE!” at him and the protesters surrounded McConnell like a bunch of jackals. He was also confronted as well at Georgetown, where his tiny little wife, Elaine Chao, let the attackers have it good. These are Mexican Marxists and members of Democratic Socialists of America (i.e. communists) who are hassling other Republicans over the Trump administration’s immigration policies. A number of high profile Democrats have called for abolishing ICE, including the newest and loudest millennial socialist voice… Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York. McConnell dismissed their demands for “open borders” and said it is worrisome that some Democratic senators would entertain the notion. It’s predictable as the day is long senator.

“Let’s understand what they are suggesting here: Getting rid of ICE, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and having no one at all patrol the borders,” he said at a press conference. “What I worry about is that that point of view seems to be moving into the United States Senate.” It isn’t ‘moving into’ the Senate, it’s already there. McConnell went on to name Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) as “credible Democratic United States senators” taking this line. Somebody’s earned a cookie.

Gillibrand and Warren have been screeching at the top of their harpy lungs that ICE needs to be disbanded, going so far as to call it a terrorist organization. Harris has wobbled on the issue, stating recently that ICE’s role must be “reexamined.” Trust me, she’ll toe the socialist line and go on record to abolish ICE and soon. It’s in her Marxist political nature.

McConnell is adamant that he will not be intimidated by these people. “I’m not sure what about my career has led them to believe that I am easily intimidated. … This is all about intimidation. It’s not about persuasion but about intimidation. And I assure you I will not be intimidated by these groups of socialists who apparently prefer open borders,” McConnell told reporters in Kentucky. Ah, he said the ‘S’ word. Finally! “Honestly, I enjoyed my lunch,” McConnell added, referring to Saturday’s incident. “I’m just sorry that other people at the restaurant seemed to be inconvenienced by all of this.” Buckle up people, because a whole bunch of Americans are about to be ‘inconvenienced’ by all this.

Erick Erickson is now asking when the shooting will begin. I wonder that too:

Progressives once claimed Republicans were racist. Now they claim Republicans are racist killers who need to be stopped. According to Democrats, Republicans attempted to kill people through passing tax cuts, repealing Obama era net neutrality regulations, merely considering the repeal of Obamacare and now by the president nominating Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

We are already at a point where progressive protestors are showing up at the homes of Trump administration employees. White House staff, members of Congress, Fox News personalities and other notable conservatives are getting harassed and thrown out of restaurants. A random 16-year-old in San Antonio, TX was assaulted in a restaurant last week for wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap.

Democrats have now convinced a good portion of their base that Russia stole the 2016 election and that Russia is trying to steal the 2018 election as well. In fact, some Democratic consultants are already warning that Democrat leaders may be suppressing their vote by saying Russia is going to steal the election.

Democrats are increasingly vocal about the idea that they think Republicans in Congress are doing Russia’s bidding. They view Donald Trump as an authoritarian figure waiting for just the right moment to suspend elections and impose a dictatorship. Hollywood Director Josh Whedon declared merely considering Kavanaugh’s nomination would create the first American dictatorship.

On Independence Day, “The First Purge” came out in theaters. The movie posits that the National Rifle Association backed a coup that put a dictatorship in power in the United States. Democrats consider the group a terrorist organization that Republicans show fealty to. They also believe Immigration and Customs Enforcement is a terrorist organization that should be abolished. (emphasis added by me)

At this rate, it is only a matter of time until the left takes this to the next level. Then all hell will break loose. McConnell vowed just today that Brett Kavanaugh would be confirmed to the Supreme Court by October 1st. Will that be the tipping point? I guess we’ll see.

McConnell made no bones about letting the protesters know that he would not fear them or worry about what they will do. He tweeted out a threat of sorts earlier this week that he would make sure his wife is with him next time. She is a pit bull and savaged the last morons that attacked Mitch. It was impressive… savagely awesome in fact. His wife, Elaine Chao, is the secretary of transportation. She literally had to be held back by security as immigration protesters were shouting at McConnell and she snarled at them, “You leave my husband alone!”

Many of the Democrats pushing to abolish ICE are craven cowards. Three of the House Democrats who put forth a bill to abolish ICE said they will not even vote for it, accusing House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) of pulling a “political stunt” by allowing the bill to be voted on. It would not surprise me if Ocasio-Cortez smacked them up alongside the head for folding like that. Meanwhile, dozens of GOP senators, including McConnell, are backing a resolution that offers support for ICE and dismisses calls to nix the agency as “an insult to the heroic law enforcement officers of ICE.” Good for them… it’s about time they grew a set.

07/3/18

Abolishing ICE Is A Pre-911 Mentality

By: Denise Simon | Political Vanguard

In what may become a new litmus test, high-profile Democrats want to abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”). In doing so, they have been using hyperbole such as ‘black sites’ and ‘deportation force’ – not to mention failing to remember the lessons of 9/11.

Despite the president changing U.S. policy on border detentions, the open-borders advocates continue to protest.  Fueled by far-left benefactors like George Soros,  each weekend, there are protests and some have actually turned violent, such as the bloody unrest in Portland, Oregon.

What are the anti-ICE, pro-immigrant people missing?

There is a grassroots movement where citizens are fighting back to regain sovereignty. How about Brexit? There are other countries in the European Union that may follow Britain, such as Scotland or Italy. This whole globalism thing has been found to have dangerous components. Open borders give rise to lawlessness, confusion, fraud, death and trafficking of all sorts.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is a rather young agency, established formally in 2003 with a real purpose, just a short time after the attacks on our country on 9/11. There was a rightful concern and in some cases a panic with not knowing who was in our country, how they got here and what they are doing here. For the continued sake of public safety, that condition remains as laws have gaps, while others invite questionable people in. Once investigated and with evidence, those people do need to be deported.

ICE holds the responsibility for many threatening cases such as female genital mutilation, an Islamic crime against women that occurs in America. Some of those cases involve people in the United States under a temporary visa, on visa overstays or just using falsified documents to enter the country.

ICE also has the lead on DarkNet vendors where illegal and illicit goods are sold and traded, such as drugs, counterfeit goods and weapons.

It was not too long ago, with the assistance of ICE, that Obama and Trump both deported Russian illegals that were part of spying and espionage rings and intellectual property theft. When it comes to gangs, no real description is required as we know full well about MS-13. There is also a Japanese gang known as Yakusa, which is an international organized crime syndicate. They have cells in Seattle, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City. The FBI maintains 160 violent gang safe street task forces nationwide. If deportation is declared by the court in a criminal case, that is the role of ICE.

In 2007-2008, the United States prosecuted a case known as the Holyland Foundation trial. The Department of Justice handed down countless convictions for material support to Hamas, a terror organization. Many received sentencing in U.S. prisons and others were deported.

Are our memories so short that we forget Farook and Malik that were the San Bernardino terrorists? How about in 2016, where two refugees were arrested, both Palestinians born in Iraq. One was from Houston, while the other was from Sacramento. How about Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov? He was born in Tashkent and came to the United States in 2010 on a diversity immigrant visa. He rented a U-Haul truck and mowed down people in lower Manhattan on November 1, 2017. If government intelligence agencies, policy and tracking were well oiled machines, ICE would have detained him and deported him.

Facts are stubborn things. One such fact that was included in congressional testimony reported that since 2001, there were 549 convictions for international terror related cases. Of that number, 254 were not U.S. citizens and 148 received U.S. citizenship through naturalization.

Are the Democrats so shallow and so twisted that they demand ICE be abolished, but say nothing of the increased threat to public safety if ICE was re-tooled and open borders was a human right policy?

The Supreme Court decision to uphold President Trump’s travel suspension is hardly a Muslim ban since North Korea and Venezuela are part of proclamation 9645. There are countries that cannot provide or won’t provide credible background information on people attempting to enter the United States. The Trump White House is suspending distinctive travel requests until such time that a country can and will provide the necessary information.

We have come a very long way since 9/11 to enhance security, protections, intelligence, policies and procedures. Tell those Democrats this plan to abolish ICE has another threatening component and they have short memories. Pre-9/11 attitudes are reckless and ANTIFA should be designated a domestic terror organization in the meantime.

06/29/18

Commie Bill de Blasio Joins The Marxist Push To ‘Abolish ICE’

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

The new rallying cry from the left is to abolish ICE. It’s part of a Marxist platform that aims to get rid of ICE, police and prisons. I know you won’t be shocked in the least that comrade New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has jumped on the bandwagon for this. But he’s hardly alone. All of this used to be considered far-left, now it’s mainstream liberalism. It’s sheer communism. The left wants open borders and therefore ICE must go. New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Mayor Bill de Blasio have added their support to the cause in the last 24 hours.

“I believe that [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] has become a deportation force … and that’s why I believe you should get rid of it, start over, reimagine it and build something that actually works,” Gillibrand said in a CNN interview Thursday night. California’s Kamala Harris has called for ICE to be terminated as well. “We should abolish ICE,” de Blasio said Friday morning on WNYC radio. There’s a whole list of Democrats calling for this and one of them has entered a bill to actually do away with ICE. It will never go anywhere, but not for lack of trying from the left.

Gillibrand is the first sitting senator to endorse the ‘abolish ICE’ push. She’s considered a potential 2020 presidential contender. I don’t think this is going to help her presidential aspirations. But she’ll find that out herself. De Blasio and Gillibrand join numerous other Democratic candidates, House members, liberal commentators and writers who have fought back against the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policies by calling to gut ICE, which identifies, arrests and deports illegal immigrants inside the United States. They also stop a lot of crime committed by both illegal aliens and refugees coming into the U.S. But they don’t care about that.

If leftists can get rid of ICE, they are that much closer to throwing the borders wide open and allowing everyone in unfettered. They need these people to pad their voter base and to create a permanent political majority to basically take over the United States. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s shocking win against Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY) pushed the move into overdrive. It’s also turned the Democratic Party’s leadership on its head. Crowley was supposed to take over for Pelosi. No longer – Ocasio-Cortez is the fresh, new millennial Marxist face of the Democratic Party. She will usher in a wave of young communists that will once and for all shove the Democrats to the far-left permanently.

Ocasio-Cortez emphasized her support for abolishing ICE during her campaign and even protested outside an ICE center in Texas. She had slick propaganda buttons made up that endorsed abolishing ICE as well. “Its extra-judicial nature is baked into the structure of the agency and that is why they are able to get away with black sites at our border, with the separation of children,” the Democrat said in an interview this week. It doesn’t matter that what she says is a lie… it’s their new cause du jour. Ocasio-Cortez is here to raise more than a little hell… Venezuela style.

“As overseen by the Trump administration, ICE operates with virtually no accountability, ripping apart families and holding our friends and neighbors indefinitely in inhumane detention centers scattered across the United States,” the 28 year-old Democrat said. “[I] believes that if we are to uphold civic justice, we must abolish ICE and see to it that our undocumented neighbors are treated with the dignity and respect owed to all people, regardless of citizenship status.”

More from Fox News — the Dems are really lining up on this one:

The focus on ICE comes in the wake of the controversy over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, which called for all illegal border crossers to be prosecuted. This in turn led to the separation of families due to longstanding detention rules, until President Trump signed an executive order last week ordering families be detained together.

With that controversy in the headlines, the abolition of ICE — which has long been the purview of far-left sections of the Democratic Party base advocating for open borders and no deportations — has moved from being a slogan on protest placards to an idea being mulled by rumored 2020 hopefuls.

“Every country needs reasonable law enforcement on their borders. ICE is not reasonable law enforcement. ICE is broken, it’s divisive and it should be abolished,” de Blasio tweeted Friday.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo also has come under heavy pressure from the left to call for the elimination of ICE, particularly amid a far-left challenge from actress and activist Cynthia Nixon — who called it a terrorist organization.

And Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., who has been floated as a 2020 Democratic contender, said that the U.S. should consider “starting from scratch” for ICE — though stopped short of calling to abolish it.

In Oregon, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, who voted against the agency’s creation in 2002, doubled down on his opposition in a recent Medium post in which he called for it to be shut down.

“We should abolish ICE and start over, focusing on our priorities to protect our families and our borders in a humane and thoughtful fashion,” he said.

In January, the idea was endorsed by Brian Fallon, a former top aide to 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, and Eric Holder, President Barack Obama’s attorney general.

“ICE operates as an unaccountable deportation force,” Fallon tweeted. “Dems running in 2020 should campaign on ending the agency in its current form.”

And this isn’t limited to deep-blue states either. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) is the guy I mentioned earlier who introduced the bill to abolish the agency that was set up during President George W. Bush’s administration in the wake of 9/11. “I’m introducing legislation that would abolish ICE and crack down on the agency’s blanket directive to target and round up individuals and families,” Pocan said in a statement. “The heartless actions of this abused agency do not represent the values of our nation and the U.S. must develop a more humane immigration system, one that treats every person with dignity and respect.” Yes, and grants citizenship to everyone who comes here period.

Many Republicans see this extreme shift to the left as a political gift. That it may render Democrats unelectable. But given the win of Ocasio-Cortez and other DSA candidates, I’d be very careful to just assume that. That is the way countries are lost to communism. It’s never possible to become a communist country until it happens. Then it’s too late. If you aren’t vigilant and fight creeping Marxism, one day you wake up and you are surrounded by comrades that can’t figure out what just happened. “Based on the last week, Democrats apparently want to campaign on open borders, mass migration, & abolishing ICE,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said on Twitter. “Give them points for honesty. Let’s vote.”

Comrade de Blasio said, “Every country needs reasonable law enforcement on their borders. ICE is not reasonable law enforcement. ICE is broken, it’s divisive and it should be abolished.” What he really means is there should be NO law enforcement. That’s the ‘reasonable’ part of his flawed argument. He joined more than 20 other mayors in traveling to the southern border last week and was turned away from a migrant detention center in Tornillo, Texas. “This is our federal government denying access, and not allowing information, and it’s not America. It’s crazy,” de Blasio said as he demonstrated outside Tornillo Migrant Children’s Facility.

What’s crazy is that he’s lying. He knows those facilities are clean and safe. The children have soft, warm beds, hot meals, medical treatment and are provided studies. Their clothes are clean and they are being well cared for. Which is more than you can say of the conditions they came here from. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” de Blasio scoffed. “These are public facilities paid for with taxpayer dollars. How on earth are we not allowed to see what’s happening to these children? It’s astounding, and it feels really un-American.” Why in the world would they just let strange politicians in? These children are already emotionally scarred without leftists posing for propagandic selfies with them.

This needs to be stopped. ICE is a badly needed piece of law enforcement on the border and elsewhere. Communists are getting very brazen here in the U.S. and George Soros is behind a lot of this. I think we should abolish them instead.

06/28/18

For Those That Want To Eliminate ICE, Read This

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

This operation goes back to at least 2017, where collaboration with several agencies and international programs began to investigate FGM.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York Border Enforcement Security Taskforce (BEST), with support from HSI’s Human Rights Violators War Crimes Unit (HRVWCU), has initiated Operation Limelight USA, a pilot program designed to bring awareness to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and deter its practice through training, outreach and enforcement.

This initiative is the U.S.based version of the United Kingdom’s Operation Limelight at Heathrow Airport conducted by the Metropolitan Police Service and Border Force.

The initiative aims to safeguard and prevent young girls from being subjected to FGM by informing passengers traveling to high-prevalence countries about the U.S. laws governing FGM and the potential criminal, immigration, and child protective consequences of transporting a child to another country for the purpose of FGM.

HSI HRVWCU intends to expand Operation Limelight USA to additional airports around the country, focusing on those airports serving the largest FGM- prevalent diaspora communities.

ICE leads effort to prevent female genital mutilation at Newark Airport

NEWARK, NJ – Starting on June 19, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Newark initiated Operation Limelight USA, a program designed to bring awareness to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and prevent young girls from being subjected to FGM by informing passengers traveling to FGM high-prevalence countries about the U.S. laws governing FGM and the potential criminal, immigration, and child protective consequences of transporting a child to another country for the purpose of FGM.

This initiative is the U.S. based version of the United Kingdom’s Operation Limelight at Heathrow Airport conducted by the Metropolitan Police Service and Border Force. The pilot program was initiated at JFK International Airport last year and was incredibly successful. HSI has expanded Operation Limelight USA to additional airports around the country, focusing on those airports serving the largest FGM- prevalent diaspora communities.  The operation at Newark International Airport met with similar success.

“Our aim here is three-fold regarding this brutal practice,” said Brett Dreyer, assistant special in charge, HSI Newark, and who led the efforts for Operation Limelight at JFK Airport last year and at Newark Airport this year. “Enforcement is a key piece here, but so is outreach and prevention. This is why we have partnered with other government agencies, NGOs and, most importantly, survivors and advocates from the community to share knowledge and resources so we may collectively end this practice.”

“U.S. Customs and Border Protection is extremely proud to have assisted in this awareness program,” said Robert E. Perez, director New York Field office.  “It is through collaborative efforts, such as this Female Genital Mutilation Prevention Program, that law enforcement agencies can contribute to the prevention of these serious human rights violations.”

FGM is a serious human rights violation, and a gender-specific form of child abuse. This harmful traditional practice negatively affects millions of women and girls around the world, and is concentrated in thirty-one countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.  FGM provides no health benefits and in fact can cause lifelong consequences including chronic infection, severe complications during childbirth, mental health and even death.

HSI is in a unique position to engage with the traveling public at U.S. borders and ports of entry to focus on the prevention of “vacation cutting”, or sending children out of the United States for the purpose of FGM.  As part of Operation Limelight USA, special agents, who have completed FGM-related training, speak to passengers flying to or from high-risk countries, offering informational brochures and identifying potential victims and violators of FGM. These discussions both educate passengers on the consequences of involvement in FGM and provide passengers with a means by which to refer cases or receive victim assistance.

Additionally, HSI Newark has partnered with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, NJ state agencies representing children, local health practitioners, community organizations, and survivors in the fight against FGM. These partnerships reflect the necessity for a whole government approach to prevention of FGM.

Federal law, under Title 18 of United States Code (U.S.C.) §116, prohibits individuals from conducting, assisting, attempting or conspiring to conduct FGM in the United States or facilitating the international travel to perform FGM abroad on female children, under age 18.  Additionally, 26 states, including New Jersey, have specifically outlawed FGM, and for the remaining 24 states, FGM would fall under existing child abuse statutes.

In April 2017, an HSI and FBI joint investigation led to the arrest of a Detroit emergency room physician who was charged with performing FGM on girls who were approximately six to eight years of age. This case, which is being prosecuted out of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan, is the first case of an individual facing prosecution in the United States in violation of 18 U.S.C. §116, which criminalizes FGM.

Members of the public who have information about individuals suspected of engaging in human rights abuses, to include FGM, are urged to call the HSI tip line at – 1-866-DHS-2423 (1-866-347-2423). Callers may remain anonymous. To learn more about the assistance available to victims in these cases, the public should contact the confidential victim-witness toll-free number at 1-866-872-4973.  You can learn more about HSI’s mission to enforce federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration to promote homeland security and public safety at www.ICE.gov.

06/25/18

Threats To Homeland Security Employees Include Burned Animal Carcass Dumped On Staffer’s Porch

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Here comes more violence. Evidently, the violent threats against Department of Homeland Security and ICE employees is off the charts. DHS had already determined there was a heightened threat to their people in response to recent government actions surrounding immigration, according to a letter sent to employees over the weekend. “This assessment is based on specific and credible threats that have been levied against certain DHS employees and a sharp increase in the overall number of general threats against DHS employees,” Claire Grady, acting deputy secretary of Homeland Security, wrote to employees on Saturday.

All of this follows on the heels of the implementation of President Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. The left is claiming it is separating children from their parents… no, it is separating children from those breaking the law. But even that is not accurate as the children who have parents have been reunited with them over the weekend. The media is claiming it is 2,300… I understand it is closer to 550 children.

After Maxine Waters came out over the weekend and called for Trump administration officials to be harassed and attacked wherever they are found, employees were told to up their situational awareness and watch their backs. They were not to advertise in any way that they worked for DHS or ICE to avoid confrontations. Approximately two dozen threat reports have been issued in the past few days. These threats were made primarily against Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. Each of these reports is generally related to a specific online threat. All employees are personally contacted by DHS security if they are the target of a violent threat, an official said.

In one memorable example, a senior DHS official living in the Washington. D.C. area found a burnt and decapitated animal on his front porch, according to an official with knowledge of the incident. In addition to the protests, thousands of employees have had personal data leaked on social media, the letter to employees said. On Thursday, WikiLeaks published information on more than 9,000 supposed current and former ICE employees, saying it is important for “increasing accountability,” according to The Washington Post.

The uptick in threats comes amid multiple protests directed at ICE and Customs and Border Protection officers, as well as the DHS secretary. It’s unclear exactly how much the threats have increased. But I would bet it’s a lot. Actor Peter Fonda called for millions of Americans to surround ICE agents’ homes and terrorize their families. This is only the beginning of this nightmare.

In Portland, Oregon, protesters calling themselves Occupy ICE PDX camped out in front of an ICE field office for days, The Oregonian reported. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said he supported the protesters, tweeting on Wednesday that he did not want the Portland Police Department “to be engaged or sucked into a conflict, particularly from a federal agency that I believe is on the wrong track.” He said this was the fed’s mess. He added that the demonstration “seemed to be very peaceful.”

Last week, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was harassed and accosted while eating at a Mexican restaurant in Washington, D.C., by a group calling itself the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America. One of the thugs attacking her was a paralegal employed by the Department of Justice. “You’re eating a Mexican dinner as you’re deporting tens of thousands of people separated from their parents,” chanted the protesters. She fled the restaurant before the confrontation escalated. Protesters showed up at her home the next morning and surrounded it. Secret Service had to slip Nielsen out the back way for her safety. Demonstrators played a ProPublica audio of crying children outside her Virginia home while chanting “shame!”

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was attacked at a screening of a documentary and fled the confrontation. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders with seven members of her family was kicked out of a Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, VA. And now this. “People can disagree on policy,” ICE spokeswoman Liz Johnson said in a statement to ABC News, “but it is unconscionable to target our employees and advocate violence against federal law enforcement officers.”

I fear this is going to get a lot worse before it gets better. As James Woods said in response to Maxine Waters fomenting violence: “Now that a United States Congresswoman has called for harassment against Republicans and the inevitable violence that will come of it, I urge all of you to a) get armed, and b) vote. Your life literally depends on it.”

06/25/18

Military Bases are Destination for Migrant Insurgency

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

The United Sates is not dealing with this issue and frankly is not even managing it. When a Mexican presidential candidate calls for a mass exodus TO the United States, we know the mission to flood the United States is a well known doctrine in Mexico.

Oh, and by the way, in case you missed former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, make sure you tell the pro-immigrant activists that Johnson admitted the Obama administration also detained children without parents or guardians, citing it was necessary at the time. He further admitted he expanded it even though it was controversial.

So, let’s dump on the military bases to deal with the volume shall we? Sigh. Does that mean that all weapons and or live fire training and exercises will have to stop to keep from making the migrants fearful?

San Diego County could become a destination for tens of thousands of unauthorized immigrants to be housed indefinitely by the U.S. Government, under the zero-tolerance policy implemented by President Donald Trump.

According to a report published Friday afternoon by Time magazine, military leaders are drawing up plans to create a tent city at Camp Pendleton to detain as many as 47,000 illegal immigrants from Central America and other locations over the coming months.

The facility at Camp Pendleton would be one of multiple temporary detention centers designated to house immigrants making their way into the United States.

According to an internal memo obtained by Time magazine, the U.S. Navy has been directed to establish “temporary and austere” encampments on military installations in Alabama, Arizona, and California that each could host tens of thousands of detainees.

The document, prepared by an assistant secretary for approval by Navy Secretary Richard Spencer, suggests construction could begin at one site within 60 days. The structures would be designed to last for six months to one year, Time magazine reported.

The memo has not yet been approved by Spencer or Secretary of Defense James Mattis, the report said.

The plans detailed in the internal document match the executive order Trump signed earlier this week in response to growing political pressure to halt the separation of parents and children crossing the southern border illegally.

The order does not end the Trump administration zero-tolerance program that aims to prosecute all illegal border crossings. Rather, it calls for families to be housed together in detention facilities instead of separated while parents go through both the criminal court system for illegal entry and then immigration proceedings after that.

The order says immigration courts should prioritize detained-family cases, but it will still likely take longer than the 20 days the government is currently allowed to hold children in detention, even if they are held with their families.

Officials at Camp Pendleton said they know nothing about a temporary immigrant-housing project.

“Camp Pendleton is unaware of any plan to house detainees on our base at this time,” Capt Luke Weaver said in a statement. “Contact DoD Office of the Secretary of Defense public affairs for information on this subject.”

The Time magazine report quoted a U.S. Navy spokesman saying it would be inappropriate to discuss internal deliberative planning documents.

The detainment plan estimates the Navy would spend more than $230 million to build and run a single facility serving 25,000 people for a six-month term.

According to a Government Accountability Office report published in April, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office requested $3.6 billion in 2018 funding to pay for immigrant housing — $1 billion more than the amount of funds requested the prior year.

The GAO report recommended several recommendations aimed at improving ICE’s cost estimates and making sure the budget documents are accurate.

The ICE budget for 2019 proposes a nearly 33 percent increase in the average daily count for unauthorized immigrants, from about 38,000 in 2017 to more than 51,000 this year.

Advocates who work with San Diego immigrant communities were stunned by the Time magazine report.

Pedro Rios, director of the American Friends Service Committee San Diego office, said he had been hearing rumblings about new detention centers but never expected Camp Pendleton to be selected.

“I think it’s a mistake to suggest that housing families in austere temporary Navy bases is a solution to the humanitarian needs of people seeking asylum,” he said Friday. “The possibility that families will be held indefinitely is a clear violation of human rights standards.”

Elizabeth Lopez, an immigration attorney with the Southern California Immigration Project, worried about what this might mean for court hearings and what services the detention facilities would have.

“First off, I doubt the government is going to transport them to court, so they will have to build video conference rooms to be able to have hearings,” she said. “Secondly, it is going to be a nightmare to allow the attorneys on to Pendleton to visit our clients.”

Lopez also said she was concerned about the level of medical care migrants would receive while being detained.

Immigration attorney Ginger Jacobs said, “I am also concerned about the extremely high expense of these camps. It looks like it would take approximately $500 million to house people at Camp Pendleton for only a six month time period. That is an enormous waste of government resources. It would be far less expensive to allow the asylum-seekers to live in their own communities with GPS monitor ankle bracelets on, so ICE can keep track of their whereabouts.”

Peter K. Nunez, the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California and board chair of a conservative think tank, said he favors erecting as many different detention spaces in as many different places as needed in order to enforce the law.

“There was a time back in the Clinton administration when they started using military facilities to detain people, so it’s not a new idea,” he said. “They have to be treated humanely, but that doesn’t mean they have to be put up in a five-star hotel.

“If they can create temporary detention facilities at Camp Pendleton or any other military base that are adequate to the housing needs, then certainly we can do that,” he said.

According to the Time report, a similar tent city would be established at the former Naval Weapons Station Concord, east of San Francisco. It too would be constructed to hold as many as 47,000 people.

Other facilities that are expected to house 25,000 immigrants would be established at abandoned airfields outside Mobile, Alabama. The memo also proposes studying the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona. as a possible site for an additional immigrant detention center.

The arrival and housing of tens of thousands of immigrants at Camp Pendleton would not be a first for the military base that buffers between San Diego and the Greater Los Angeles area.

In April 1975, after the fall of Saigon, the first of 50,000 or more refugees from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos began arriving at Camp Pendleton for processing before they were resettled to other parts of Southern California and beyond.

The temporary quarters closed by November of the same year.

06/25/18

Occupy ICE In Portland Shuts Down ICE Office, Spreads To Other Cities

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Portland, OR looks like it’s turning into a smaller version of San Francisco these days. Keeping Portland weird are a bunch of aging hippies, radicals and leftists who are supporting Occupy ICE. They are protesting President Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy and Occupy ICE is now spreading to other cities. This started in Portland Friday with about 40 tents and 100-150 people obstructing all entrances and exits. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has refused Portland police action against protesters and the ICE office closed temporarily. A team of Department of Homeland Security officers from the Federal Protective Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) entered the ICE federal building in Southwest Portland Monday morning to secure government property.

The occupiers say that they won’t leave until the Trump administration revokes its “zero tolerance” immigration policy. President Trump has reunited the few children on the border who actually have parents with them and he is not about to revoke his policy. In fact, Trump wants to forego the courts and adjudication altogether now and just immediately put these people on a bus or flight and send them back where they came from. I’m good with that. The left is howling over it.

Since Saturday, the number of protesters is growing substantially. They are blocking the entrance to the facility and shouting at drivers as they pass by, as well as blocking the road. And then there’s the moronic chanting and lame signs that go with all of this. They are heckling ICE employees and harassing them. These people are ill-informed and brainwashed by Marxists. Oh, and despite the press saying they are peaceful, they aren’t. Just ask the U.S. Border Patrol agent who reportedly broke his ankle on Saturday while trying to protect an older woman as protesters in McAllen, Texas attempted to stop a bus transporting illegal immigrants from one detainment center to another.

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06/22/18

Marxist Protesters Surround DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s Home Over Immigration

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

This whole farce over separating illegal immigrant children from mostly non-existent parents at the border needs to stop. It’s gotten totally out of control. President Trump and his children and grandchildren have had their lives threatened. So has White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Nielsen has especially come under fire by communists who harassed her at a Mexican restaurant until she fled this week and then this morning at 7:30 am, about two dozen protesters surrounded her Alexandria townhouse to protest.

Demonstrators played an audio clip of children crying and chanted “free the kids” and “no justice, no sleep,” according to HuffPost’s Philip Lewis. Many people in the crowd carried signs bearing Nielsen’s likeness, captioned: “CHILD SNATCHER.” According to the Huffington Post, the protest was organized by the leftist group CREDO Action. Nothing could be further from the truth. The guardians and parents have broken the law and just like any American who does so, they are separated from their children until their case is adjudicated. This isn’t about those kids… it’s about throwing the borders wide open and letting in any and everyone. The left sees it as a path to a permanent leftist voting base to keep them in power permanently here in the U.S.

Protesters also shouted “Shame!” as Nielsen slipped out the back of her home and walked to her security detail. Secret Service agents were there observing the protest that went on for about an hour. The neighbors got an eye-full. It should not be allowed. This comes just a couple of days after Democratic Socialists of America confronted Nielsen at a Mexican restaurant in D.C. Among those accosting her was Allison Hrabar, a paralegal specialist, who works at the Department of Justice. She should be fired immediately, but crickets so far. “No borders! No walls! Sanctuary for all!” the activists shouted as she ate at MXDC. “Aren’t you a mother too?” The far-left agitators demanded of Nielsen. “Kirstjen Nielsen, you’re a villain! Lock her up!” Oh, and they called her a fascist pig as well. Nielsen fled out of fear of the situation escalating.

And let’s not forget actor Peter Fonda, 78, in all this. He is Jane Fonda’s little brother. Breitbart stated, “She was also targeted by actor Peter Fonda, who shared a violent and sexually degrading fantasy about the Trump Cabinet leader Tuesday night. “Kristjen Nielsen is a lying gash that should be put in a cage and poked at by passersby,” Fonda tweeted. “The gash should be pilloried in Lafayette Square naked and whipped by passersby while being filmed for posterity.””

President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday mandating that the separation of immigrant children from their border-crossing parents should be stopped. But that won’t work unless Congress acts. We should follow the rule of law here and stand strong on demanding that the wall be built and our borders secured. Immigration needs to be reformed to only let those in that have merit and can benefit this country.

Those children are taken far better care of than they ever were in their home countries and most of them came here without parents, brought in by coyotes and drug cartels who abused them in horrific ways. So spare us the fake outrage. Nielsen praised the executive action and called on Congress to find a long-term solution to close the border policy loophole. “We ask them to do their jobs. The laws need to be changed,” she said. That’s all she can do and it will never be enough for the left.

From The Daily Wire: “Heidi Hess, the co-director of CREDO Action, pontificated that it was just fine to invade people’s personal lives in order to make a point, saying, “A lot of attention has been on the border, and rightly so, on the children and the families and the detention centers there, but I think the thing that we know is that the people that are making the decisions resulting those detention centers are here in D.C. We feel like it’s really important to hold them accountable everywhere.””

This needs to stop. It is a situation totally manufactured by the left and if they keep it up, Rush Limbaugh is right… someone is going to get killed and then the whole thing will blow sky high on both sides.

Posted by Glenn Klaus on Friday, June 22, 2018

06/20/18

Separation was the law before President Trump

By: Elad Hakim | American Thinker

Rush Limbaugh said it best.  He opined that the reason why Democrats are mad is not that kids are being separated from their parents.  Rather, they are mad because a law (mandating separation) that has existed since Presidents Bush and Obama is now being enforced by President Trump.  Limbaugh also wisely opined that it was not the United Stated that was separating children from their parents.  Rather, it was the parents who illegally sent their kids alone to the United States, or who entered the country illegally, who led to the separation.  In other words, separation was an effect of illegal conduct and not a cause.

Democrats and some Republicans will find it difficult to argue with the fact that the laws of separation existed well before President Trump took office.  Some of the time frames (i.e., for holding children) might have been a little different, but otherwise, the laws were the same.  (See 116 Stat. 2205.)  This “crisis” did not start after President Trump implemented the “zero tolerance” policy.  To the contrary, it started when families and children tried to enter the country illegally and were not stopped from doing so.

While it is troubling seeing children separated from their families, Congress can fix this.  However, any potential “fix” should not alter or negate President Trump’s tough immigration policies.  These policies are necessary for many reasons.  While Democrats will likely criticize President Trump for his tough stance on immigration, this should come as no surprise.

Democrats want open borders.  They want people coming into the country (legally or illegally).  As a matter of fact, in 2015, for example, fifty-three percent (53%) of Democrats thought taxpaying illegal aliens should have the right to vote.  Democrats were also upset when President Trump announced that the 2020 U.S. Census would include a question about citizenship status.

Hours after the Trump administration announced that the 2020 U.S. census would include a question about citizenship status, Democrats vowed to fight it in Congress and the courts, saying the query will scare away respondents who fear immigration enforcement and that it will yield more political power to the GOP.

The recent immigration and border crisis is troubling.  Nobody likes to see children separated from their families.

Let’s not deceive ourselves, however.  The separation issue is not new.  It existed before President Trump took office and is the result of porous borders and laws that were not enforced.  Democrats have pounced on this issue and have politicized it by blaming President Trump.  This should come as no surprise and is a common tactic of theirs.  Once this issue is resolved, the Democrats will simply find another issue to attack and politicize with the hope that something sticks.

If it is as politicized as this one, it too, will likely fail!

Mr. Hakim is a writer and a practicing attorney in Florida.  His articles have been published in the Palm Beach Post, Sun-Sentinel, Florida Jewish Journal, American Thinker, and other online publications.   

https://thoughtfullyconservative.wordpress.com

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Twitter: @Elad3599

06/20/18

1994: Clinton’s Refugee Crisis, #ConvenientOutrage Today

By: Denise Simon

There was a military junta in Haiti and President Clinton dispatched 2,000 Marines and 4 amphibious groups to the Caribbean island to restore order. Clinton had just announced new rules on asylum seekers where the applications HAD to be made at U.S. consular stations in Haiti. In the two weeks prior to this, the Coast Guard had picked up 13,000 refugees at sea.

At the time, International treaties signed by the United States provided for refugees to make applications with no guarantee of acceptance. The Supreme Court had also ruled that those that did make it to U.S. soil and claimed asylum have no legal claim in the United States until their plea is considered and approved. Those that needed proven protection would be given the opportunity to obtain it in safe-haven camps. Clinton declared this to be not an exclusive U.S. problem, but rather a hemispheric problem.

It is also worth mentioning that at the same time, there were 4,900 refugees camped at Guantanamo and they would later be sent to Panama, Dominica and Antigua. Understand, these refugees were not seeking asylum out of fear, but rather due to economic reasons. Those 3 countries agreed to take the refugees for up to 6 months until there was a regime change due to the overthrow of Jean Bertrand Aristide.

Today, the left is conveniently forgetting these facts. Turns out that in 1994, President Clinton sent 20,000 U.S. soldiers to Haiti to “restore” the democratic government of then-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Three years later, U.S. taxpayers were $2.8 billion poorer and Aristide was still  scripting the future of Haiti. Aristide, the likeliest winner of Haiti’s next presidential election in 2000, had created an economic, political and security organization designed to perpetuate his grip on power in Haiti — regardless of whether he actually holds elected office.

Oh, meanwhile there was also a Cuban problem. The LA Times reported at the time:

In an announcement that stunned Cubans and their relatives in this country, President Clinton said Friday that refugees from Fidel Castro’s communist nation will no longer receive preferential treatment from the United States or special help in resettling in this country.

“Today I have ordered that illegal refugees from Cuba will not be allowed to enter the United States,” he declared.

He ordered the Coast Guard–backed by the Navy–to interdict refugees at sea and take them to the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Refugees who make it across the Florida Straits will be detained while their cases are reviewed for eligibility to remain in this country.

Clinton made it clear that the plan is a sweeping new policy, rather than a temporary arrangement, that permanently reverses nearly 30 years of precedent.

Determined to avoid a repeat of the 1980 Mariel boat lift, which saw 125,000 Cubans enter the country in a seaborne exodus, Clinton said that Castro is again trying to export his nation’s political and economic crises to the United States.

Add in this fact that was also reported by the LA Times:

The Clinton Administration, trying to stem the flow of Cuban rafters, pressed a dozen Caribbean and Latin American governments Tuesday to provide internment camps that officials hope will prove less attractive to refugees than the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

Administration officials said that the Cubans would be transferred from Guantanamo Bay, on Cuba’s southeast coast, to alternate sites just as soon as arrangements can be completed.

Although the refugees at Guantanamo are held behind barbed wire, to many, the base seems less forbidding than a foreign internment camp.

“They believe that Guantanamo is part of the U.S.A.,” said Victor Fraga, 35, a Cuban now living in Miami who reached the United States during the 1980 Mariel boat lift. “When they get to Guantanamo, they are in the U.S. They have food. They have jeans. They have freedom.”

Meanwhile, the United States has passed Germany in becoming the largest recipient of new asylum applications worldwide, according to the United Nations.

The U.N. Refugee Agency released a report on Tuesday showing the number of individual asylum applicants fell by 73 percent in Germany between 2016 and 2017, from 722,400 to 198,300, Politico reported.

Meanwhile, the U.S. saw a nearly 27 percent increase in new applications within a year, reaching 331,700 in 2017. This was the first time since 2012 when the U.S. was the largest recipient of new asylum applications.

Well, perhaps it is a hemispheric issue… question is… what other nations in our hemisphere are part of the solution? Anyone come up with a full and comprehensive cost to the U.S. taxpayer in all this?