11/26/21

Time to Sanction the Mexican Government for Violating Public Safety

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

In July of 2019: Mexico’s Congress passed an asset forfeiture bill; there were no additional changes to Mexico’s counterterrorism legislation in 2019. The government lacked adequate laws prohibiting material support to terrorists and relied on counterterrorism regimes in other countries to thwart potential threats. Additional reading here.

CARTEL monsters have hung nine bodies from a bridge in a chilling warning to rival gangs amid a bloody Mexico turf war.

A tenth victim was also found on a nearby road by horrified residents in the Zacatecas municipality of Cuauhtémoc on Thursday at around 6 am.

Nine bodies were found suspended from a bridge in the municipality of Cuauhtémoc on ThursdayCredit: Reuters

Officials believe the gruesome display is related to a dispute between cartels in the area Credit: AP

The nine bodies were eventually removed from the overpass by police at around 10 am local time, as locals went about their day.

According to local media, the majority of the deceased were identified as residents of the small town Cuauhtémoc, which has a population of just 6,660.

“They pay for the sins of others, it is not fair that they do this to us because they pay for the sinners,” one spooked local told TV Azteca Noticias.

Another added: “It’s scary to go out at night. You have to go to sleep early and every night there is noise, motorcycles, screaming, things like that.”

An “intense investigation” was underway, the local government said, although no arrests have yet been made.

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11/25/21

Biden Admin is Forcing Every City/Town to be an Illegal Sanctuary

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Where is the compliance with the law on this?

Flying into the United States from any foreign country, passengers even though vaccinated with validated proof still go through extreme procedures due to COVID including additional testing, including American citizens returning home. Yet… walking across the Southern border requires… NOTHING. NOTHING. NOTHING.

According to CDC requirements, all air passengers, two years of age or older, traveling internationally, regardless of vaccination status, must provide a negative test to the airline before boarding the flight.

  • Passengers fully vaccinated must provide a negative test no more than three days before the flight’s departure from a foreign country, in addition to showing proof of vaccination.
  • Passengers over two years of age not fully vaccinated must provide a negative test no more than one day before the flight’s departure.  Except in the limited circumstances allowed by CDC, unvaccinated travelers will be US citizens and legal permanent residents.

Those who recently recovered from COVID-19 may travel with documentation of recovery and a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or public health official indicating the patient is cleared for travel.

However, it was just a few months ago that a federal judge blocked portions of Florida law passed in 2019 preventing the entire state of Florida from being a sanctuary state:

A federal judge in Miami on Tuesday blocked Florida from enforcing a ban on so-called sanctuary cities, declaring portions of a law unconstitutional and tinged with “discriminatory motives.”

The judge’s ruling struck down a key portion of the 2019 law that prohibits local and state officials from adopting “sanctuary” policies for undocumented migrants, a main focus for Gov. Ron DeSantis, who vowed to ban “sanctuary cities” in Florida when running for governor in 2018 even though there were none in the state.

The judge also blocked the state from enforcing a provision in the law that requires law enforcement officers and agencies to “use best efforts to support the enforcement of federal immigration law” when they are acting within their official duties. But the court allowed other provisions to stand, including one that required state and local law enforcement agencies to comply with immigration detainers — federal requests to hold undocumented immigrants past their release dates so that immigration agents can pick them up. The entire ruling is found here.

So, the Biden administration is taking advantage of this ruling by flying into the State of Florida, secretly and without any warning, several dozen flights full of illegal immigrants. Frankly, Governor De Santis should revoke all landing rights to DHS chartered flights…but read more…

TSA screeners face vaccine deadline with up to 40 percent lacking shots -  The Boston Globe

Policies and procedures are NOT law by the way…

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09/26/21

China Joe Gives America the Middle Finger

By: James Simpson | Jihad Watch

This weekend, I watched horrific videos of Afghans being murdered by the Taliban. Meanwhile, the State Department has withheld permission for privately arranged flights to leave Afghanistan and refuses to accept Afghans with valid documents who are still stuck in Afghanistan, while simultaneously acknowledging that many of the approximately 73,500 Afghans and other civilians the U.S. brought out of Afghanistan by the contrived August 31 deadline have not been properly vetted, and likely never will be.

Many of these “refugees” are already showing their true colors, as incidents of violent crime, including assault and rape, have skyrocketed at the American military bases where these people have been temporarily housed. According to one whistleblower, base security is being threatened, as Afghan migrants are free to roam. Afghan men have also brought child brides with them. Meanwhile, approximately 5,500 Americans were brought out of Afghanistan. But many weren’t — and along with U.S. permanent residents still stuck there, they number in the thousands, not the Biden administration’s claim of 200. Blinken has finally acknowledged about 5,000 green card holders are still there.

To add insult to injury, Biden has announced his intention to raise the 2022 refugee cap (the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the U.S.) to 125,000. With Biden’s open contempt for any and all security measures, some of these Middle Eastern “refugees” will likely be jihadis. All this is while over 12,000 illegal aliens sit under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, waiting to be processed, countless thousands flood the border elsewhere, and cartels have free rein to engage in human trafficking and import vast quantities of fentanyl and other dangerous drugs.

None of this is by mistake.

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09/4/21

1000’s of Migrant Children Missing in the U.S.

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

This actually is not a new phenomenon as it goes back to the Obama administration. But read on and the fear and failure continue when the government is paid to get it right once it was determined the condition was wrong.

Axios Exclusive:

The U.S. government has lost contact with thousands of migrant children released from its custody, according to data obtained by Axios through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Why it matters: Roughly one-in-three calls made to released migrant kids or their sponsors between January and May went unanswered, raising questions about the government’s ability to protect minors after they’re released to family members or others in the U.S.

  • “This is very dismaying,” said Mark Greenberg, who oversaw the unaccompanied minors program during the Obama administration and was briefed on Axios’ findings. “If large numbers of children and sponsors aren’t being reached, that’s a very big gap in efforts to help them.”
  • “While we make every effort to voluntarily check on children after we unite them with parents or sponsors and offer certain post-unification services, we no longer have legal oversight once they leave our custody,” an HHS spokesperson told Axios, adding that many sponsors do not return phone calls or don’t want to be reached out to.

By the numbers: During the first five months of the year, care providers made 14,600 required calls to check in with migrant minors released from shelters run by the Department of Health and Human Services. These minors typically were taken in by relatives or other vetted sponsors.

  • In 4,890 of those instances, workers were unable to reach either the migrant or the sponsor.
  • The percentage of unsuccessful calls grew, from 26% in January to 37% in May, the data provided to Axios showed.

The big picture: More than 65,000 unaccompanied kids crossed the border illegally during those months, and July set yet another all-time record for young border crossers. That suggests the problem of losing track of released children could be compounded in the months to come.

  • The data also indicates calls aren’t happening with the frequency they should. Between President Biden’s inauguration and the end of May, HHS discharged 32,000 children and teens — but the government placed fewer than 15,000 follow-up calls, according to the FOIA response.
  • In both March and April, the number of kids discharged was twice as high as the number of check-in calls the following month — indicating that half of the released kids might not have gotten a 30-day call, according to public agency data.

Flashback: In 2018, the Trump administration was criticized for being unable to account for the whereabouts of around 1,500 children released from HHS shelters during a three-month period.

  • There were around 4,500 such minors as of the end of May who had been released under the Biden administration.

Between the lines: The government is already investigating whether dozens of migrant children were released to labor traffickers, as Bloomberg Law recently reported.

  • This happened in 2014 as well, when migrant teens were released to traffickers and forced to work on an egg farm.
  • Although these horrific situations have been rare, some members of Congress and former agency officials have called for better oversight to ensure kids are safe after leaving the government’s care.
  • The Trump administration and Republicans have used these instances to advocate for more stringent vetting for sponsors.

HHS’s Administration for Children and Families oversees the care and custody of migrant minors.

  • In guidance on the agency’s website, the 30-day calls are described as opportunities “to determine whether the child is still residing with the sponsor, is enrolled in or attending school, is aware of upcoming court dates, and is safe.”
  • Axios made the FOIA request in May after the agency declined to share information about whether it had been conducting the 30-day calls.

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06/18/21

Cartel Del Golfo is Operating Stash Houses in Texas

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Primer: January 2020 by the Justice Department: CDG is a violent Mexican criminal organization engaged in the manufacture, distribution, and importation of ton quantities of cocaine and marijuana into the United States. In the late 1990s, the Gulf Cartel recruited an elite group of former Mexican military personnel to join their ranks as security and enforcers who became known as Los Zetas. The Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas operated under the name of “The Company.” Costilla-Sanchez became the leader of The Company for several years following the arrest of Osiel Cardenas in 2003 and before Costilla-Sanchez’s arrest in September 2012. More details here.

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So, with that already classified, and with stash houses operating inside the United States, why has it not been declared a domestic terror organization and where are the arrests by federal agents?

Texas border stash house packed with 108 migrants in searing heat

Nearly 930,000 illegal migrant crossing were reported by CBP through the end of May

A large human smuggling stash house harboring 108 migrants in southeast Texas was uncovered by U.S. Border Patrol agents Monday afternoon.

The migrants were found crammed inside what appeared to be an old car garage, enduring extreme heat and harsh living conditions.

Border Patrol officials told Fox News that smugglers keep migrants in stash houses located near the southern border before dispersing them deeper into the U.S.

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06/8/21

SCOTUS Unanimous Decision on Temporary Protective Status

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

There have been several unanimous decisions out of the Supreme Court lately and this one is curious. The progressive Jurist Elena Kagan wrote this regarding immigrants obtaining a green card status…. simple description… NO, they can’t have one.

Sounds good… but hold on.

And remember –> The Trump administration has ordered an end to TPS benefits for nearly all immigrants who had them, stating that the program is meant to provide temporary rather than long-term relief. But a series of lawsuits challenging the administration’s decision has blocked those orders from taking effect, giving the vast majority of these immigrants a reprieve until early 2021.

Immigrants from 10 nations have Temporary Protected Status

LATimes:

The Supreme Court on Monday dealt a setback to hundreds of thousands of immigrants who have so-called temporary protected status, ruling they can’t have a green card if they entered the country illegally.

That means TPS recipients who entered the county legally as students or tourists, and stayed under TPS may obtain a green card, said Justice Elena Kagan. But the same is not true of those who entered illegally.

“Because a grant of TPS does not come with a ticket of admission,” she wrote in Sanchez vs. Mayorkas, “it does not eliminate the disqualifying effect of an unlawful entry.”

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06/4/21

Drug Cartels 1 Biden Administration 0

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Primer: Secretary of State, Tony Blinken is traveling to Costa Rica to meet with several country leaders from Central America. It is said he will discuss regional issues including economic growth, the pandemic, and climate change impacts. But wait, what about VP Kamala Harris, where is she? Furthermore, what about the issue of immigration, narcotics trafficking, or human smuggling?

Meanwhile, the Biden administration is feckless when it comes to the real issues and solutions, especially the cartels… so read on.

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The notoriously violent Jalisco cartel has responded to Mexico’s “hugs, not bullets” policy with a policy of its own: The cartel kidnapped several members of an elite police force in the state of Guanajuato, tortured them to obtain names and addresses of fellow officers and is now hunting down and killing police at their homes, on their days off, in front of their families.

It is a type of direct attack on officers seldom seen outside of the most gang-plagued nations of Central America and poses the most direct challenge yet to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s policy of avoiding violence and rejecting any war on the cartels.

But the cartel has already declared war on the government, aiming to eradicate an elite state force known as the Tactical Group which the gang accuses of treating its members unfairly.

“If you want war, you’ll get a war. We have already shown that we know where you are. We are coming for all of you,” reads a professionally printed banner signed by the cartel and hung on a building in Guanajuato in May. Read more here.

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05/19/21

HHS Shifting $2 Billion to UAC’s Confirms it is a Crisis

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Shuffling money to cover for a self-made crisis at the border… remember President Trump was excoriated for doing the same thing but this is different?

So, we sacrifice the national stockpile for pandemics for the border insurgency? This is a billion dollars but does that only cover what has already been spent or for the next month or so? Inquiring minds want to know the full accounting.

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Politico: The Department of Health and Human Services has diverted more than $2 billion meant for other health initiatives toward covering the cost of caring for unaccompanied immigrant children, as the Biden administration grapples with a record influx of migrants on the southern border.

The redirected funds include $850 million that Congress originally allocated to rebuild the nation’s Strategic National Stockpile, the emergency medical reserve strained by the Covid-19 response. Another $850 million is being taken from a pot intended to help expand coronavirus testing, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.

The reshuffling, which HHS detailed to congressional appropriators in notices over the last two months, illustrates the extraordinary financial toll that sheltering more than 20,000 unaccompanied children has taken on the department so far this year, as it scrambled to open emergency housing and add staff and services across the country.

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02/19/21

Biden Ends ‘Remain in Mexico’, 25,000 Migrants Coming to U.S.

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

The plan offers one of the fastest pathways to citizenship of any proposed measure in recent years, it does so without offering any enhanced border security, which past immigration negotiations have used as a way to win Republican votes. Without enhanced security, it faces tough odds in a closely divided Congress.

The migrants are first in line to receive the COVID vaccine and the Biden immigration plan has no real chance to pass except in a comprehensive form. The president’s Executive Orders on immigration are forcing other measures. ICE is not prepared and neither is the Border Patrol. Further, schools, the medical systems, housing, transportation, and general employment are not prepared either. So, big taxpayer money will go to refugee resettlement along with free legal assistance to the migrant population. The plan includes $4 billion spread over four years to try to boost economic development and tackle corruption in Latin American countries.

Joe Biden's immigration reform plans must address enforcement

While the number of 11 million illegals has been broadcasted for years, that is hardly the real number. No one really knows how many are here, but various estimates from studies and agency reviews report the real number is closer to 20 million and could be as high as 30 million.

Meanwhile, there are no foreign policy discussions or plans to solve the issues in the failing countries such as Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, or Guatemala to list a few. We are just throwing money at those countries.

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The first real mission is to challenge the exact number of how many illegals are in the United States and what the cost will be to taxpayers before any immigration legislation can move through Congress.

Biden’s plan includes the following:

  • An 8-year pathway to citizenship.
  • Immediate green cards for agriculture workers.
  • Green cards for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
  • No additional money for Border Patrol.
  • $4 billion over 4 years to confront corruption and foster prosperity (whatever that is).
  • Three years to apply for citizenship.
  • Re-unify children separated from parents (about 400 and most entered with mules and not parents as proven by DNA).
  • Reduce the time for citizenship from 13 years to 8 years.
  • Domestic arrests of illegals for criminal activity will require a phone call to Washington to get approval before the arrest.
  • Green cards for family members, how far within the family unit is unclear.
  • Changing word use including no more applying ‘alien’.
  • No consideration for visa over-stays or for E-Verify.
  • Increase diversity visas.

The Biden White House has posted an Immigration Bill Fact sheet.

In part it includes:

  • Promote immigrant and refugee integration and citizenship. The bill provides new funding to state and local governments, private organizations, educational institutions, community-based organizations, and not-for-profit organizations to expand programs to promote integration and inclusion, increase English-language instruction, and provide assistance to individuals seeking to become citizens.
  • Grow our economy. This bill clears employment-based visa backlogs, recaptures unused visas, reduces lengthy wait times, and eliminates per-country visa caps. The bill makes it easier for graduates of U.S. universities with advanced STEM degrees to stay in the United States; improves access to green cards for workers in lower-wage sectors; and eliminates other unnecessary hurdles for employment-based green cards. The bill provides dependents of H-1B visa holders work authorization, and children are prevented from “aging out” of the system. The bill also creates a pilot program to stimulate regional economic development, gives DHS the authority to adjust green cards based on macroeconomic conditions, and incentivizes higher wages for non-immigrant, high-skilled visas to prevent unfair competition with American workers.

Grow the economy? Overload schools where many of them are not open?

  • Manage the border and protect border communities.  The bill provides funding for training and continuing education to promote agent and officer safety and professionalism. It also creates a Border Community Stakeholder Advisory Committee, provides more special agents at the DHS Office of Professional Responsibility to investigate criminal and administrative misconduct, and requires the issuance of department-wide policies governing the use of force. The bill directs the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study the impact of DHS’s authority to waive environmental and state and federal laws to expedite the construction of barriers and roads near U.S. borders and provides for additional rescue beacons to prevent needless deaths along the border. The bill authorizes and provides funding for DHS, in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and nongovernmental experts, to develop guidelines and protocols for standards of care for individuals, families, and children in CBP custody.

Manage Border Patrol? The real brain trust is already in the Border Patrol. Has President Joe even visited the border?

11/4/20

Restrict Legal Immigration to Protect American Workers

By: Retired General Paul Vallely | CCNS

Creating jobs for Americans ought to be every politician’s top priority. But for Joe Biden, it isn’t. Instead, Biden has pledged to expand job programs for foreign workers.

Consider H-1B visas, which allow foreigners “in specialty occupations” to temporarily work in the United States. President Trump paused this program when the coronavirus pandemic started decimating the economy. But Joe Biden has stated that, if elected, he will overturn the current ban — and expand the program in years ahead. He also plans to expand other high-skilled visa programs, grant foreign Ph.D. students green cards upon their graduation from a science or tech program, and potentially convert temporary worker programs into permanent ones.

These policies would bring over half a million new foreign workers into the United States each year. These new arrivals would add competition to an already harsh job market. That’s why, to protect American workers, it is vital the Senate remain in Republican control.

The H-1B visa program, which Biden plans to reinstate and expand, has an especially worrying history.

In 2014, Southern California Edison took advantage of the H-1B program and used it to fire 500 American employees, replacing them with cheaper foreign guest workers. That same year, Disney told 250 dedicated American employees to pack their bags — but not to leave before training their cheaper, foreign replacements.

Even after hearing witnesses testify to this, Chuck Schumer, the Senate’s top Democrat, had the audacity to say, “It’s a myth that the H-1B visa program takes jobs away from Americans.” He should tell that to thousands of Americans who’ve been laid off as a result of the H-1B visa program.

Furthermore, programs like H-1B and the Optional Practical Training program, which allows foreign students to work in the United States after graduation, take opportunities away from American college graduates. Many young Montanans have seen already seen their job offers rescinded or fear layoffs as the global downturn persists. Job cuts at Boeing, traditionally a major employer of Montana State University grads, could reach 10 percent this year — or more than 14,000 jobs.

Proponents of the H-1B visa often argue that there aren’t enough American STEM graduates to meet demand. But that’s a myth. In a testimony given before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Rutgers professor Hal Salzman explained that the American supply of talented STEM graduates…“far exceeds the needs of the STEM industries, with only half of new STEM graduates finding jobs in a STEM occupation.”

These American STEM graduates need to be given a fair chance at finding jobs in their field without worrying about competition from less-expensive foreign labor.

If faced with the radical immigration agenda that a Biden administration would bring, the Senate must be able to take a stand and fight back for the sake of American workers. We simply can’t afford to put Democratic politicians like Chuck Schumer, who ignore the facts and favor foreign workers, in control of the Senate.

This column was originally published at StandUpAmericaUS,