Sunday, January 17, 2016


Placating Americans with Fake Immigration Law Enforcement

How our leaders create fantasy 'solutions' for our immigration-related vulnerabilities.

 By Michael Cutler, December 4, 2015

Therefore the Visa Waiver Program should have been terminated after the terror attacks of 9/11 yet it has continually been expanded.

It is clear that the overarching goal of a succession of administrations and many members of Congress, irrespective of political party affiliation, is to keep our borders open and take no meaningful action to stop that flow of aliens into the United States.
. . .
The obvious question is why the Visa Waiver Program is considered so sacrosanct that even though it defies the advice and findings of the 9/11 Commission no one has the moral fortitude to call for simply terminating this dangerous program.

The answer can be found in the incestuous relationship between the Chamber of Commerce and its subsidiary, the Corporation for Travel Promotion, now doing business as Brand USA.

The Chamber of Commerce has arguably been the strongest supporter of the Visa Waiver Program, which currently enables aliens from 38 countries to enter the United States without first obtaining a visa.

The U.S. State Department provides a thorough explanation of the Visa Waiver Program on its website.

Incredibly, the official State Department website also provides a link, “Discover America,” on that website which relates to the website of The Corporation for Travel Promotion, which is affiliated with the travel industries that are a part of the “Discover America Partnership.
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Immigration Opinions, 1/17/16

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1. "Bartiromo: ‘Why Increase Immigration?’ Rubio: ‘Look, Snowden! Crop Insurance!’," Mark Krikorian
2. "Obama's Goal: Shape Immigration System for Years to Come," Dan Cadman
3. "One-Sided Marriage Fraud Redux," Dan Cadman
4. "Medicare Scam Exposes Naturalization Fraud," Dan Cadman
5. "Enforcing Final Orders of Removal in the Face of Civil Disobedience," Dan Cadman
6. "El Salvador: True Friend or Frenemy?," Dan Cadman
7. "Islam as Ideology – and Its Exclusion," James R. Edwards Jr.
8. "The Humane Approach to Europe's Refugee Crisis Is to Get Tough," David Seminara
9. "Amnesty Program for 'Juvenile Court Dependents' May Elbow Out Religious Workers, Iraqi Translators," David North
10. "Below-Average Applicant Tells How He Got an F-1 Visa to Attend a Below-Average U.S. University", David North
11. "More on NPR in Charlotte, and a Reminder of Barbara Jordan," Jerry Kammer
12. "NPR's Rachel Martin Begins to Look at the Connection Between Immigration and Income Inequality," Jerry Kammer
13. "First Group of Stranded U.S.-bound Cubans Reaches Mexico,", Kausha Luna
14. "For Refugees, 18-24 Months of Waiting, Not Vetting," Nayla Rush
15. "Educating 'Engineers Of Jihad' At US Universities," Michael Cutler
16. "Cruz is Far Tougher on Illegal Aliens Than Trump, Who Supports 'Touchback' Amnesty," Southern Constitutionalist
17. "Will the Supreme Court Refuse to Hear Immigration Executive Orders Case?," Rick Moran
18. "Another 41 Foreign-Born Individuals Snagged on Terror Charges," Adam Kredo
19. "Should The UN Be Picking The Next Americans?," Investor's Business Daily
20. "Marco Rubio’s Record of Bad Judgment," George Will
21. "Nikki Haley Channels Ted Kennedy on Illegal Aliens," Howie Carr
22. "Nikki Haley Uses State of Union Response to Bash Trump and Praise Illegals," Ed Straker
23. "Conservatives' Creed Now Requires Hard Line on Immigration," Ramesh Ponnuru
24. "House of Cards: Paul Ryan’s Campaign to Mislead Voters on His Immigration Stance," Julia Hahn
25. "The Coyote," Ken Bensinger, Jessica Garrison, and Jeremy Singer-Vine
26. "Immigration “Death-Ground” Question Finally Asked: Rubio Tries To Run, But He Can’t," Peter Brimelow
27. "U.S. Considers Six Military Bases to House Illegal Immigrants," Judicial Watch Corruption Chronicles
28. "Confessions of a Retired Customs and Border Protection Officer," John Dietrich
29. "Democrat Glad To See WaPo Comment Thread Shows Americans Get it on Deportation," Donald A. Collins
30. "Wage Stagnation to Continue Without Immigration Cut-Off," Edwin S. Rubenstein
31. "Genocide of America: A Refugee Immigrant Invasion," Frosty Wooldridge
32. "On Immigration, I've Become a Dissident on the Right", Jeff Jacoby
33. "Ten Theses on Immigration," Ross Douthat
34. "Is It Time to Change our Cuban Immigration Policy?," Joshua Breisblatt
35. Europe: "The Sexual Savaging of Europe," Edward Cline
36. Europe: "Europe is Enabling a Rape Culture," Ashe Schow
37. Europe: "Europe’s Closing Borders," The Wall Street Journal
38. Europe: "Europe’s Man Problem," Valerie Hudson
39. Germany: "Germany on the Brink," Ross Douthat
40. Vatican City: "On Migrants, Has a Lightbulb Gone Off in the Vatican?," Investor's Business Daily
41. Germany: "Multiculturalism Trumps Protecting Women from Rape," Dennis Prager
42. Germany: "Will Germany's Refugee Crisis Take Down Merkel's Government?," Investor's Business Daily
43. Germany: "Suicide by Immigration: Two More Iraqi Refugees Bite the Hand That Feeds Them," Daniel Horowitz
44. Germany: "Cologne Police Chief Forced Into Early Retirement Over Sex Assaults on New Year's Eve," Michael Van Der Galien

Bartiromo: ‘Why Increase Immigration?’ Rubio: ‘Look, Snowden! Crop Insurance!’

By Mark Krikorian

The Corner at National Review Online, January 15, 2016

Finally, someone asked about the central question of immigration policy: How many? Here’s what Maria Bartiromo asked of Rubio in Thursday night’s debate:

Under current law, the U.S. is on track to issue more new permanent immigrants on green cards over the next five years than the entire population of South Carolina. The CBO says your 2013 immigration bill would have increased green cardholders by another 10 million over 10 years.

Why are you so interested in opening up borders to foreigners when American workers have a hard enough time finding work?

Unfortunately, Rubio dodged and weaved and brought up every other issue he could think of rather than answer. And he got away with it.

First, he suggested terrorist penetration of our immigration system wasn’t a problem in 2013, when he served as the public face of Chuck Schumer’s amnesty/immigration-surge bill:
The issue is a dramatically different issue than it was 24 months ago. Twenty-four months ago, 36 months ago, you did not have a group of radical crazies named ISIS who were burning people in cages and recruiting people to enter our country legally. They have a sophisticated understanding of our legal immigration system and we now have an obligation to ensure that they are not able to use that system against us.
Okay, but 24 months ago we had a group of radical crazies named al Qaeda who had a sophisticated understanding of our legal immigration system. My colleague Steve Camarota published a report 164 months ago detailing “How Militant Islamic Terrorists Entered and Remained in the United States, 1993-2001?. Spoiler alert: Most of them used our legal immigration system.

And freelance immigrant terrorists existed way back in 2013 too. In fact, Rubio and Schumer introduced their bill just two days after the Boston Marathon bombing; regarding immigration and terrorism, Rubio said at the time “We should really be very cautious about using language that links these two things in any way.” He also tweeted:

#BostonBombing not excuse 4 inaction on #immigrationreform.But disagree with Sen.Leahy,if it exposed flaws in system we need to know & fix.

In the debate, Rubio followed this bogus diversion by making the legitimate point that Cruz had also backed increases in immigration (a position Cruz has renounced more recently). That should have led to a discussion of numbers but instead, Rubio proceeded to, as Cruz put it, dump his opposition research folder on the debate stage, talking about Cruz’s views on crop insurance and Edward Snowden. There’s a reason launched this attack then, and not during their earlier discussions over, say, tax policy – Rubio knows he’s extraordinarily vulnerable on the immigration issue, especially on his continuing desire to double legal immigration (and triple H-1B visas), and he’ll do or say anything to avoid discussing it.

If this question hadn’t been buried til almost the end of the debate, and if the moderators (who did a good job overall) had pursued the issue and sought an actual answer to their question and gotten Trump and Jeb and the others to weigh in, voters might have had a better idea of the candidates’ immigration views.

And here is Numbers USA’s ad on this exact question, that ran during the debate:

Who has more rights than Americans (Legals).... According to the Democrat Party, it is the occupying Mexicans. They also get the jobs suck up billions in welfare and commit most of the crimes.

Update on Sanctuary Jurisdictions

In the absence of federal action, sanctuary jurisdictions remain as a significant public safety problem throughout the country. These policies have resulted in the release of more than 10,000 criminal aliens that ICE was trying to deport, allowing these offenders to remain in the community and commit more crimes. In addition, these policies obstruct vital communication between local and federal law enforcement agencies, and interfere with ICE's ability to enforce immigration laws.

Some states wisely have moved to prevent local governments from

imposing sanctuary policies. In October, North Carolina Governor 

Pat McCrory signed a new law prohibiting sanctuary ordinances, 

requiring full cooperation with ICE, and barring acceptance of 

unverifiable forms of identification, such as the consular ID

cards issued by some foreign governments. Texas Governor Gregg 

Abbott has said he will withhold certain state law enforcement

funding from any jurisdictions in his state that become sanctuaries, 

and promised to push for legislation in the next session. The most 

prominent target for the action likely will be Dallas County Sheriff 

Lupe Valdez, who established a new sanctuary policy on

September 1, 2015.

Fed up with the unwillingness of California 

leaders to reverse sanctuary laws even after a 

string of violent acts committed by criminal aliens 

drew national attention to the problem, a

California citizens group has launched a new 

ballot initiative that would overturn the state 

sanctuary law that went into effect on January 1,

2014. The initiative would direct all law 

enforcement agencies and jurisdictions to

cooperate fully with ICE in a variety of ways. It 

also would clarify that all law enforcement

officers in the state may inquire about a person's 

immigration status.

Outgoing Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, who had long maintained obstructive sanctuary policies, undid them before leaving office in December 2015. One of the very first acts of new Mayor Jim Kenney, within hours of his swearing-in, and after accepting some homemade bread baked by illegal aliens, was to insttute a new sanctuary policy.

In addition to Dallas County, other new sanctuary jurisdictions include the city of Lawrence, Mass., and five counties in Kentucky. In addition, in December, a committee of the Massachusetts legislature approved a strict and far-reaching sanctuary bill.

According to government documents I have obtained through FOIA requests and other channels, and independent research, I have been able to determine that there are approximately 340 sanctuary jurisdictions in the United States. These are cities, counties, and states that have laws, ordinances, regulations, resolutions, policies, or other practices that protect criminal aliens from deportation — either by refusing to or prohibiting agencies from complying with ICE detainers, imposing unreasonable conditions on detainer acceptance, or otherwise impeding open communication and information exchanges between their employees or officers and federal immigration officers.

A detainer is the primary tool used by ICE to take custody of criminal aliens for deportation. It is an order or notice to another law enforcement agency that ICE intends to assume custody of an alien, and it includes information on the alien's previous criminal history, immigration violations, and potential risk to public safety or security. ICE currently issues three kinds of detainers. Some jurisdictions pick and choose which kinds of detainers they will accept and respond to.

These are the sanctuary jurisdictions I have identified:
California, Connecticut, New Mexico, Colorado
Cities and Counties
South Tucson
California (in addition to all county sheriffs)
Los Angeles
Orange County Probation Department
Colorado (in addition to all counties)
Aurora Detention Center
Connecticut (in addition to state LEAs)
East Haven
Broward County
Hernando County
Hillsborough County
Miami-Dade County
Palm Beach County
Pasco County
Pinellas County
Clayton County
Fulton County
Champaign County
Cook County
Allamakee County
Benton County
Cass County
Clinton County
Delaware County
Dubuque County
Franklin County
Freemont County
Greene County
Ida County
Iowa County
Jefferson County
Johnson County
Linn County
Marion County
Monona County
Montgomery County
Polk County
Pottawattamie County
Sioux County
Story County
Wapello County
Winneshiek County
Butler County
Finney County
Harvey County
Johnson County
Sedgwick County
Shawnee County
Campbell County
Franklin County
Kenton County
Scott County
Woodford County
Lafayette Parish
Orleans Parish
Baltimore City
Montgomery County
Prince George's County
Hennepin County
Ramsey County
Douglas County
Hall County
Lancaster County
Sarpy County
Clark County
Washoe County
New Jersey
Middlesex County
Ocean County
Union County
New Mexico (in addition to all counties)
Rio Arriba
New York
Franklin County
Nassau County
New York City
Onondaga County
Rensselaer County
Saratoga County
Suffolk County
St. Lawrence County
Wayne County
North Dakota
North Dakota State Penitentiary
South West Multiple County Corrections Center
Clackamas County
Clatsop, Oregon
Coos County
Crook County
Curry County
Deschutes County
Douglas County
Gilliam County
Grant County
Hood River County
Jackson County
Jefferson County
Lincoln County
Linn County
Malheur County
Marion County
Multnomah County
Polk County
Sherman County
Springfield Police Department
Tillamook County
Umatilla County
Union County
Wallowa County
Wasco County
Washington County
Wheeler County
Yamhill County
Lehigh County
Rhode Island
Rhode Island Department of Corrections
Dallas County
Travis County
Chesterfield County
Baker County
Benton County
Chelan County
Clallam County
Cowlitz County
Franklin County Jefferson County
Kent City Jail, King County
King County
Kitsap County
Pierce County
Skagit County
Snohomish County
South Correctional Entity (SCORE) Jail, King County
Spokane County
Thurston County
Walla Walla County
Whatcom County
Yakima County
Washington, DC


U.S Gives Immigrants “Severe Weather” Amnesty for Recent Floods: Always on the prowl for opportunities to grant illegal immigrants reprieve, the Obama administration is capitalizing on the recent floods to reward undocumented aliens in the affected regions with a special “severe weather immigration relief.” The measure was recently announced by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agency—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)—that oversees lawfulRead the full post

U.S Gives Immigrants “Severe Weather” Amnesty for Recent Floods

JANUARY 08, 2016
Always on the prowl for opportunities to grant illegal immigrants reprieve, the Obama administration is capitalizing on the recent floods to reward undocumented aliens in the affected regions with a special “severe weather immigration relief.”

The measure was recently announced by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agency—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)—that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. It appears that in the last few years USCIS has been preoccupied with shielding illegal aliens who may not be candidates for the president’s broader executive amnesty initiatives from deportation. Judicial Watch has reported on this extensively over the years, publishing articles on the administration’s special hurricane, earthquake and Ebola amnesty programs.

Now we have “severe weather” amnesty for those who live in the Southern and Midwestern United States. Massive flooding has battered the region and rivers from Texas to Illinois have surged out of control. At least 31 flood-related deaths have been reported, mostly in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Illinois and Missouri and thousands have been evacuated. Undoubtedly it’s a dire situation that clearly deserves emergency help from the federal government. But extending special immigration rights seems like a bit much, though. The administration appears to be getting incredibly creative as it finds new reasons to shield immigrants from deportation.

Here’s how it works; the U.S. government offers immigration relief measures that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances such as the recent severe weather and flooding in areas of the southern and Midwestern United States, according to the USCIS. At the request of immigrants living in the region, the agency will “re-parole” individuals, expedite employment authorization and change the nonimmigrant status of individuals “even if the request is filed after the authorized period of admission has expired.” That essentially means illegal immigrants will get reprieve. A special note directs immigrants to mention that “severe weather created a need for the requested relief.”

This emergency amnesty will be granted under a program reserved for “special situations,” USCIS explains in a separate document. “Sometimes natural catastrophes and other extreme situations can occur that are beyond your control,” the agency states. “These events can affect your USCIS application, petition or immigration status. We cannot anticipate these events, but will do our best to help you get the benefits for which you qualify.” The agency offers similar benefits for immigrants who claim they can’t return to their home country due to “civil unrest” or “severe environmental disasters.” Under those provisions, large chunks of the world would qualify including the entire Middle East, practically all of Mexico and most of Central America.

Indeed, in the last few years we’ve seen droves of illegal immigrants benefit from these special initiatives, which are sometimes classified as Temporary Protective Status (TPS) though they end up becoming permanent. In 2014 the Obama administration extended TPS for tens of thousands of Hondurans and Nicaraguans because a hurricane (Mitch) hit the Central American countries nearly two decades ago. Tens of thousands of Haitians continue to benefit from protected status in the U.S. as well, thanks to a 2010 earthquake.

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