Judicial Watch Corruption Chronicles, March 18, 2016
The program is known as Electronic Immigration System (ELIS) and was launched by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the DHS agency that oversees lawful immigration to the country, in 2012. It was supposed to improve the current method of processing forms for benefits, visas and refugee requests at USCIS, which has more than 5 million people on visa waiting lists. In its latest report highlighting the serious flaws with ELIS, the DHS Inspector General attaches a letter to USCIS Director Leon Rodriguez blasting his agency for blowing off all of the watchdog’s past investigations. “This is our sixth review of a deeply troubled program which has, over its life, wasted hundreds of millions of dollars,” DHS IG John Roth tells Rodriguez. “In the course of our audit work, and that of the Government Accountability Office (GAO), USCIS has continually minimized the shortcomings of the program and resisted independent oversight.”
In fact, the agency watchdog writes that he’s “perplexed at USCIS’s non-concurrence,” which he points out is not rational, is contrary to department policy and suggests continued effort to promote disagreement rather than collaboration towards the shared goal of bolstering effectiveness and efficiency in agency operations. Despite this blatant negligence, the cash hasn’t stopped rolling and now DHS claims it needs another three years and an additional $1 billion if there’s any chance of getting ELIS to work properly. In its current form, the automated system “lacks critical functionality,” isn’t “user-friendly,” and has “significant performance problems” processing cases, according to investigators. Until the agency makes all the needed improvements—and there are many—it will be unable to meet its national security goals, the IG report affirms.
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ty: Four Illegals Held in Brutal Gang Rape in Massachusetts
Four Guatemala nationals who are in the U.S. illegally are accused of brutally gang-raping a woman and beating her boyfriend in Massachusetts.Federal Immigration officers are requesting so-called detainers on all four illegals. According to Customs Enforcement spokesman Shawn Neudauer, at least two of the suspects had been deported previously.
Police report that brothers Elmer Diaz, 19, Arial Diaz, 24, and Adan Diaz, 32 and accomplice Marlon Josue Jarquin-Felipe, 27, were arrested and charged with the brutal attacks. They faces charges including rape, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, kidnapping, witness intimidation and other charges.
Ariel Diaz has a record of violations such as drunk driving, driving without a license, and driving without insurance, disorderly conduct, and other charges. Additionally Jarquin-Felipe had been deported back to Guatemala as late as April of 2014.
Since 2010, President Barack Obama has sharply reduced immigration enforcement, and has allowed more than 200,000 people from Central America to cross the border and to seek residency.
The four were arrested after the attacks on a couple they were out for a walk in their neighborhood. According to the police report, as the four approached the couple, one of the illegals pulled out a condom and motioned toward the woman.
She was then grabbed by the hood of her jacket and slammed to the ground while two others started beating the woman’s boyfriend. The woman was dragged into a nearby apartment where several began to sexually molest her.
The woman’s boyfriend followed them, forced his way into the apartment and called 911. Police say he was then attacked again. At one point Ariel Diaz came at the man with a chef’s kitchen knife. The victim was able to wrest the knife away avoiding being stabbed in the process.
Eventually the male victim was able to fight off the attackers and help free his girlfriend. The two exited the apartment building and flagged down police. Officers then arrested the four men finding some of the couples’ belongings in the apartment.
“I thought we were going to die. I really did. And I didn’t care if I died as long as I could save her and get her out of there, that’s all I cared about,” the male victim told the Boston Herald.
“I’ve lived here my whole life and I never imagined anything like this could happen just walking down the street,” he added. “The worst part was I felt like I couldn’t do anything.”
The victim noted that his girlfriend is traumatized and has yet to come to terms with her assault.
All four of the illegals have pleaded not guilty but are being held pending a determination on how dangerous they are to the community before being released.
ICE officials say that they have no record of being alerted by local police after any of the suspects were arrested for past offenses.
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Border Surge Solution: Send ‘Em to Camp David!
By Michelle Malkin
Human Events Online, February 17, 2016
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As Brandon Judd of the National Border Patrol Council testified on Capitol Hill recently: “The cartels understood that the unaccompanied minors would force the Border Patrol to deploy Agents to these crossing areas in order to take the minors into custody. I want to stress this point because it has been completely overlooked by the press,” he told the House Judiciary Committee. The unaccompanied minors could have walked right up to the port of entry and requested asylum if they were truly escaping political persecution or violence. “Why did the cartels drive them to the middle of the desert and then have them cross over the Rio Grande only to surrender to the first Border Patrol Agent they came across?” Judd challenged.
“The reason is that it completely tied up our manpower and allowed the cartels to smuggle whatever they wanted across our border.”
This is just another maddening example of Obama’s warped priorities at work. Instead of building effective walls and enforcing our borders to prevent the coming illegal immigration waves manufactured by criminal racketeers, this administration rushes to build welcome center magnets that shelter the next generation of Democrat voters.
U.S. Failed Three Times to Deport Illegal Alien Who Murdered Woman
Judicial Watch Corruption Chronicles, February 18, 2016
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Here’s what we already know from local media reports in Norwich, the city of about 40,000 residents where the murder occurred; the DHS agency responsible for deporting illegal immigrants, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), failed to remove Jacques at least three times dating back to 2002. As if this weren’t atrocious enough, Jacques spent 17 years in prison for attempted murder before authorities released him—instead of deporting him—in January of 2015, the Norwich Bulletin reports. Six months later the 41-year-old illegal alien convict stabbed 25-year-old Casey Chadwick to death. Police said Chadwick died of sharp forced injuries to the head and neck. Jacques is being held on a $1 million bond.
Unfortunately, this is not an isolated case. In the last few years illegal immigrants with lengthy criminal histories have been allowed to remain in the U.S. despite being repeat offenders. Judicial Watch has investigated several of the cases and obtained public records from the government. For instance, back in 2008 JW launched a California public records request with the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department to obtain he arrest and booking information on Edwin Ramos, an illegal alien from El Salvador who murdered three innocent American citizens. Ramos was a member of a renowned violent street gang and had been convicted of two felonies as a juvenile (a gang-related assault on a bus passenger and the attempted robbery of a pregnant woman) yet he was allowed to remain in the country.
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Dozens of Homicides Committed by Criminal Aliens After Being Released by ICE
By Mark Krikorian
The Corner at National Review Online, March 14, 2016
The federal government shares responsibility when any illegal alien commits murder — it failed to keep him out in the first place. And when a sanctuary city releases a deportable criminal, Washington shares the blame for any subsequent crimes because it’s not cracking down on such rogue jurisdictions nullifying federal law.
But federal responsibility is greatest when ICE actually has the criminal aliens in its custody, and then releases them to go and kill some more. Needless to say, the Obama administration doesn’t advertise when that happens.
But the Senate Judiciary Committee demanded the information from ICE, which my colleague Jessica Vaughan has summarized. The most outrageous find: Since 2010, 124 criminal aliens who were in ICEs custody and then released went on to be charged with 135 new homicides.
The Judiciary Committee also asked about criminal aliens released by ICE more than once. Since 2013, there have been 156 such criminal aliens, who racked up between them a total of 243 additional convictions after being let go.
None of these statistics include criminal aliens released by sanctuary cities or those whom ICE simply refused to pick up from local jails in the first place. These are only those who were in ICE’s hands, and then let go.
Many of these non-citizen criminals were released with ICE’s affirmative consent. A significant number were ordered released by the Justice Department, pursuant to a Supreme Court decision, because their home countries wouldn’t take them back. But even here, the administration is culpable. The Secretary of State is required by law to suspend the issuance of visas in any country that won’t take back its own citizens. The Obama administration has never — not once — complied with this legal requirement.
Here’s the list of countries ICE has identified as refusing to take back their deportable citizens:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Burundi, Cape Verde, China, Cuba, Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, and Zimbabwe.
Afghanistan and Iraq? We let our colonies refuse to accept their deportable citizens, so they can stay here and commit more crimes? Who, then, is the colonizer and who the colonized? And how about Cuba? The administration has made clear that the issue of deportees wasn’t — and still isn’t — even on the table in discussion of normalizing relations. And the idea that pipsqueak countries like Gambia or Cape Verde can freely defy us suggests that “superpower” doesn’t mean what people think.
Politicians have no business even suggesting things like amnesty or increased immigration and guestworkers until outrages like this are banished.
Half of all murders are now committed by MEX gangs!
CA has the largest and most expensive prison system in the nation. Half the inmates are MEX.
Of the top 200 most wanted criminals in La Raza-occupied Los Angeles, 186 are MEX.
There have been more than 2,000 Californians murdered by Mexicans who fled back over the border to avoid prosecution.
WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE?
"View the report and graphics showing crimes by state: http://cis.org/vaughan/Map-124-criminal-aliens-released-obama-policies-charged-homicide-2010 “The Obama administration appears to be indifferent to the harm its policies are inflicting in American communities,” says CIS Director of Policy Studies Jessica Vaughan, who reviewed the ICE documents provided to the Senate committee."
WASHINGTON, DC (March 14, 2016) — New information released to the Senate Judiciary Committee quantifies the public safety impact of the Obama administration's lenient approach to immigration enforcement, in which thousands of criminal aliens are allowed to remain at large each year instead of detained and processed for prompt deportation. Criminal aliens released by ICE between
The Center for Immigration Studies reports that only a tiny percentage of the released criminals have been removed. Only 3 percent of the criminal aliens released in 2014 have been removed, with most receiving the most generous forms of due process available, and are allowed to remain at large, without supervision, while they await drawn-out immigration hearings.
The vast majority (124) of these criminal aliens were released in California. In addition, 16 were released in Arizona, six in Texas, three in Florida, two in Georgia, and one each in North Carolina, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Washington, and Oregon.
View the report and graphics showing crimes by state: http://cis.org/vaughan/Map-124-criminal-aliens-released-obama-policies-charged-homicide-2010 “The Obama administration appears to be indifferent to the harm its policies are inflicting in American communities,” says CIS Director of Policy Studies Jessica Vaughan, who reviewed the ICE documents provided to the Senate committee. “Many of these releases could be prevented. Instead, the administration allows funded detention space to go unused, declines to use efficient forms of due process for criminals, and shifts millions of dollars that Congress provided for enforcement to other purposes. In addition, they have failed to take action against recalcitrant countries that won’t accept the return of their deported citizens.”
Inexplicably, ICE is choosing to release some criminal aliens multiple times. Two of them had homicide-related convictions even before they were released. These aliens had 464 criminal convictions prior to release by ICE, ranging from drug crimes to DUI and other driving offenses to larceny and theft.
This tally does not include aliens who were released by sanctuary jurisdictions, nor those aliens that were released by local law enforcement agencies after ICE declined to take them into custody due to Obama administration prioritization policies. This list includes only those aliens that ICE arrested and then released.
ICE reported that there are 156 criminal aliens who were released at least twice by ICE since 2013. Between them, these criminals had 1,776 convictions before their first release in 2013, with burglary, larceny, and drug possession listed most frequently.
Without the congressional inquiry into criminal alien crime, the public would not have this Immigration status information from ICE, which should be reported on a routine basis by all law enforcement agencies. Legislation has been introduced by Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) that would remedy this problem.
MURDERING MEXICANS: WHEN THEY'RE NOT LOOTING ANCHOR BABY WELFARE, VOTING DEM FOR MORE, THEY'RE MURDERING LEGALS!
CALIFORNIA UNDER LA RAZA-OCCUPATION:
1. CA has the largest and most expensive prison system in the nation. HALF THE INMATES ARE ILLEGALS FROM NARCOMEX.
2. Los Angeles is a Mex-occupied city. 90% of all murders are committed by Mexicans.
3. Of the top 200 most wanted criminals by L.A. police, 186 are Mexicans.
4. According to CA AG KAMALA HARRIS, herself a La Raza Dem, nearly half of all murders in CA are now by Mex gangs.
Man accused of killing five people in Kansas and Missouri was in U.S. illegally
Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino, 40, of Kansas City, Kan., was captured in rural eastern Missouri early Wednesday morning after going missing from Kansas on Monday and then sparking a 17-hour manhunt in Missouri on Tuesday once his truck was spotted along an interstate.
Officials, who had previously warned Serrano-Vitorino might be armed with an AK-47, said he was found with a rifle, but wouldn't say what kind.
Serrano-Vitorino faces five counts of murder and other charges on suspicion of killing four men on Monday night in Kansas City, Kan., and then going on the run and killing another man almost 200 miles to the east in New Florence, Mo. Officials have not given a motive.
The case could have political implications, given Serrano-Vitorino's immigration status and his criminal history, which includes a felony conviction in Los Angeles County from 2003. Serrano-Vitorino was deported to Mexico in 2004 but illegally returned to the U.S. sometime later, officials said.Missouri's primary presidential election is next week, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and other immigration critics have cited the death of Kathryn Steinle -- who was shot in San Francisco in July by a felon from Mexico living in the U.S. illegally -- to call for harsher measures to control illegal immigration.
MCALLEN, Texas — Over a period of three days, three illegal aliens from El Salvador with criminal records as rapists are facing immigration charges after getting arrested near the Rio Grande Valley of the Texas border with Mexico.
Arpaio also told host Maria Bartiromo of a statistic showing that over one-third of all the illegal immigrants he has incarcerated and turned over to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement wind up back in his jails.
Partial transcript as follows:
BARTIROMO: You are on the front lines, obviously, and your teams are on the front lines and you’re seeing what’s going and coming through the border. What’s your take on this most recent report? These people were in jail and they were released from jail and then they were convicted of murder.Follow Jeff Poor on Twitter @jeff_poor
ARPAIO: Well, you know, that’s been out for a while, but I have more shocking statistics that nobody will talk about except Neil Cavuto. He did bring it out.
BARTIROMO: Tell us about it.
ARPAIO: They are my statistics. I’ll tell you what it is, I also run the jails. We average about 9,000 people in the jails every day and every month they take statistics of those in our jails charged with all different crimes, here in this country illegally, 8,600 have been turned over to ICE for deportation and over 3000 keep coming back to the same jails that I run. Now, think of that. They keep coming back. One guy came back 20 times. So, what’s going on? Are they going to the border and keep hopping the fence or keep coming across or are they let out on the streets of Maricopa County? I think-
BARTIROMO: What do you think is happening? How is it possible that they were– that they’re coming back to your jails?
ARPAIO: Good question. I’ve written to the Homeland Security secretary, to other officials. I get bureaucrat particular responses. I never get an answer, but I got the facts. You’re talking about a hundred, that’s bad. But what about just in my jails, 39 percent keep coming back to the same jail and they are charged with many different crimes. So it’s very disgusting. Something has to be done about this illegal immigration problem.
BARTIROMO: What’s the answer though, sheriff? I mean, obviously, Donald Trump is talking about this wall that he’s going to build. Is that going to be enough? Is that going to be the solution or is there something else? I mean, this is clearly the dividing issue right now within this country.
ARPAIO: It’s very simple, you deport them. You get them out of our country. Why are they roaming the streets and keep coming back? They should be back in the country that they came from illegally. So, that’s very simple. You deport them and then you try to do something at the border.
BARTIROMO: Yeah, but Dagen, is it that simple though, just to deport 11 million people? I mean, this is the whole argument that we’re having right now. How can you deport all the illegals in this country right now?
ARPAIO: Well, I tell you what, we did pretty good just my office, I think, they accused me of 100,000 people leaving because of our crackdown during the past years. But it’s very simple. You deport them and when you come across those here committing other crimes, you lock them up and send them back where they came from. And that can be done. So why should we surrender the greatest country in the world, we can’t take care of this problem? So I support Trump and by the way, if you look at all the politicians here is what they say, ‘We must secure the border.’ Then they say ‘first,’ and then we’ll look at the internal problem. No, what about talking about those here illegally already? Why say secure the border first, you know the border will never be completely secure. I’ve been on both sides of that border as a top official. So, you can’t surrender. I like what Trump says. I had
’ wife in my tent city last night and she learned something about, she didn’t like the tents. Her husband is here today in Phoenix, I’m sure he’ll bad-mouth me, but that’s OK.
DHS says administration has 'no intention' of deporting most illegals
The president of the National Border Control Council testified before Congress that a top Homeland Security official told agents that the Obama administration has "no intention of deporting" most illegal aliens.
This "catch and release" policy amounts to a de facto amnesty for the tens of thousands of illegals who jump the border every year.
DHS claims that the policy is in place because immigration courts are clogged up. So instead of expanding the number of judges and courts, they simply give up and allow the illegals to disappear into the underground.
Mr. Judd provided his testimony in written answers released Monday by the House Judiciary Committee, saying that even in some criminal cases, agents are ordered to let illegal immigrants go without ever issuing them a Notice to Appear, or NTA, which is what puts them into deportation proceedings.
Mr. Judd said they took their case directly to Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who told them not to bother.
“Deputy Secretary Mayorkas told us that the Border Patrol needs to focus its resources towards the worst of the worst. He said that by prioritizing those we choose to deport, we will help alleviate the burden on an already overburdened court system,” Mr. Judd recalled.
“He further stated, ‘Why would we NTA those we have no intention of deporting?’ He also stated, ‘We should not place someone in deportation proceedings, when the courts already have a 3-6 year backlog,’” Mr. Juddrecounted. “Since the day of this meeting, we have seen no improvements in our enforcement efforts and the morale of the Border Patrol agents is one of, if not the lowest in the entire federal government.”
Immigration agents have complained for several years that Mr. Obama has tied their hands, forcing them to release illegal immigrants who should have been easy deportation cases.
Customs and Border Protection, the agency that oversees the Border Patrol, declined to comment on Mr. Judd’s testimony.
But CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske, testifying to Congress earlier this month, brushed aside Mr. Judd’s comments, saying he didn’t believe agents were releasing people without putting them through the full process.
Mr. Kerlikowske said Mr. Judd was “probably not the most knowledgeable organization about what’s actually going on” in the field with Border Patrol agents, and he said agents that object to Mr. Obama’s policies should quit.The backog of immigration court cases is meaningless. Seventy-five percent of illegals fail to show up for their hearings anyway. And DHS has no way to keep track of those they release under this policy.
President Obama's policies have made it only more difficult to fix this broken system. Adding to the problem by increasing the number of illegals is irresponsible governance – which just about sums up the president's terms in office.
Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/03/dhs_says_the_administration_has_no_intention_of_deporting_most_illegals.html#ixzz43eVQskH2
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