Monday, May 2, 2016


 "Criminal aliens released by ICE between 2010 and 2015 have been charged with 124 new homicides and thousands of other crimes that harm citizens and degrade the quality of life in American communities."


Family Reunification for Illegal Aliens
Disguised as Refugee Resettlement

WASHINGTON, DC (May 2, 2016) — The Center for Immigration Studies has released a new report, "Welcoming Unaccompanied Alien Children to the United States", analyzing the Obama administration's persistent efforts to relocate the children of Central American illegal aliens to the United States.

The report is online at 

When the illegal flow of mostly teen-age boys from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador across the border reached record levels in 2014, the administration at first tried to arrange for them to stay by presenting them as victims of trafficking. But for the immigration benefits of being trafficked to apply, there must be coercion and exploitation; this was not the case. 

Next, the administration established the Central American Minors Refugee/Parole Program, to fly the young people directly to the United States. But this program requires that the family members to whom the children are delivered have some form of legal status in the U.S. Because the majority of the minors' family members in the U.S. are illegal immigrants, the program has not been widely used. 

Thus the latest initiative: a new "family reunification program" specifically designed for illegal aliens and their children. In collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the administration is planning to enable illegal aliens to have their children brought to them in the U.S., with the minors labelled as "refugees." However, by the UN's own admission most of these children do not qualify as refugees. 

The cost to American taxpayers of reuniting illegal aliens with the children they left behind is substantial. The FY 2017 budget request for the Unaccompanied Children (UC) program totals $1.321 billion, making the cost for one UAC likely to be more than $17,000. This is more than double the cost per UAC in 2010. 

Nayla Rush, a senior researcher at the Center and author of the report, writes: "We can empathize with children wishing to reunite with family members who make it to the United States before them. … We can also, however, question this administration's policies and motives and wonder if it is in the best interest of the American people to welcome these children here. … We might even call this program what it really is: a family reunification program specially crafted for illegal aliens and their children under the cover of refugee resettlement."

Contact: Marguerite Telford

AZ Sheriff: 500 Criminal Illegals Have Been Released In My County Alone, Obama ‘Directly Responsible’


"These are criminals from foreign countries. 208, of the number you just gave, are convicted of murder. 900 are convicted of rape, sexual assault, child molestation, and they release them into our communities, and you don’t have to be the sheriff to figure out bad things are going to happen because of this" Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu

Pinal County, AZ Sheriff and Congressional candidate Paul Babeu (R) stated that 500 criminal illegal immigrants had been released in his county alone on Friday’s “Risk & Reward with Deirdre Bolton” on the Fox Business Network.

Babeu said, “At the same time President Obama has put a target on the back of our heroes in law enforcement across the country, and yet they’re releasing these violent criminals, who are not even citizens, into our communities. They’ve released 500 right here in Pinal County, Arizona alone. These aren’t just regular criminals from America. These are criminals from foreign countries. 208, of the number you just gave, are convicted of murder. 900 are convicted of rape, sexual assault, child molestation, and they release them into our communities, and you don’t have to be the sheriff to figure out bad things are going to happen because of this. And the president has to be directly held accountable for these actions, and for the crimes that will occur because of this.”

Babeu added that there are “thousands” of people like Kate Steinle, just with different names.
He concluded, “It’s not the cops, it’s not ICE, it’s not our heroes in the Border Patrol, it’s President Obama, and this administration, by their policies. This is absolute lawlessness. With a wave of their hand, it’s the continuation of this executive action and orders, and through rule-making, they’re having the same impact as law. And they’re handcuffing all of us in law enforcement, across America. And this is where we need to put America, our families, our interests first for once, not illegals, not criminal illegals, from foreign countries. These people, that have been released, should be deported, never to return to America again. Yet, this president will never do so, and that’s why he should be fired, and all his cohorts, and should be replaced with Americans who are going to do their job, enforce the laws that are on the books, and put America first.”
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Cartels Help Terrorists in Mexico Get to U.S. to Explore Targets; ISIS Militant Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir Among Them: Mexican drug traffickers help Islamic terrorists stationed in Mexico cross into the United States to explore targets for future attacks, according to information forwarded to Judicial Watch by a high-ranking Homeland Security official in a border state. Among the jihadists that travel back and forth through the porous southern border is a Kuwaiti named ShaykhRead the full post

Cartels Help Terrorists in Mexico Get to U.S. to Explore Targets; ISIS Militant Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir among Them
Our Corruption Chronicles
blog is the place to go to see the truth about the existential national
security threat from our nation's largely unprotected and thoroughly
compromised southern border. The report we put this week will have you
wondering if anyone here in DC - Republican or Democrat - is thinking
about our nation's safety:

Mexican drug traffickers help Islamic terrorists stationed in Mexico cross into the United States to explore targets for future attacks, according to information forwarded to Judicial Watch by a high-ranking Homeland Security official in a border state. Among the jihadists that travel
back and forth through the porous southern border is a Kuwaiti named Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir, an ISIS operative who lives in the Mexican state of Chihuahua not far from El Paso, Texas. Khabir trained hundreds
of Al Qaeda fighters in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen and has lived in Mexico for more than a year, according to information provided by JW's government source.

Now Khabir trains thousands of men-mostly
Syrians and Yemenis-to fight in an ISIS base situated in the Mexico-U.S.
border region near Ciudad Juárez, the intelligence gathered by JW's
source reveals. Staking out U.S. targets is not difficult and Khabir
actually brags in an Italian newspaper article
published last week that the border region is so open that he "could
get in with a handful of men, and kill thousands of people in Texas or
in Arizona in the space of a few hours." Foreign Affairs Secretary
Claudia Ruiz, Mexico's top diplomat, says in the article that she
doesn't understand why the Obama administration and the U.S. media are
"culpably neglecting this phenomenon," adding that "this new wave of
fundamentalism could have nasty surprises in store for the United

This disturbing development appears on the Open Source
Enterprise, the government database that collects and analyzes valuable
material from worldwide print, broadcast and online media sources for
the U.S. intelligence community. Only registered federal, state and
local government employees can view information and analysis in the vast
database and unauthorized access can lead to criminal charges. Updated
data gathered on Khabir reveals he's 52 years old and was ordered to
leave Kuwait about a decade ago over his extremist positions. Khabir is
currently on ISIS's (also known as ISIL) payroll and operates a cell in
an area of Mexico known as Anapra, according to the recently obtained

A year ago Judicial Watch reported
on an ISIS camp in this exact area, just a few miles from El Paso.
JW's April 14, 2015 report identified Anapra as the location of the ISIS
base, details that were provided to JW by sources that include a
Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector.
Anapra is situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of
Chihuahua. At the time JW reported that another ISIS cell was
established to the west of Ciudad Juárez, in Puerto Palomas to target
the New Mexico towns of Columbus and Deming. Sources told JW that,
during the course of a joint operation, Mexican Army and federal law
enforcement officials discovered documents in Arabic and Urdu, as well
as "plans" of Fort Bliss - the sprawling military installation that
houses the US Army's 1st Armored Division. Muslim prayer rugs were
recovered with the documents during the operation.

A few months later JW reported
that Mexican drug cartels are smuggling Middle Eastern terrorists into a
small Texas rural town near El Paso and that they're using remote farm
roads-rather than interstates-to elude the Border Patrol and other law
enforcement barriers. The foreigners are classified by the U.S.
government as Special Interest Aliens (SIA) and they are transported to
stash areas in Acala, a rural crossroads located around 54 miles from El
Paso on a state road - Highway 20. Once in the U.S., the SIAs wait for
pick-up in the area's sand hills just across Highway 20. At the time
JW's government sources revealed that terrorists have long entered the
U.S. through Mexico and in fact, an internal Texas Department of Public
Safety report leaked by the media documents that several members of
known Islamist terrorist organizations have been apprehended crossing
the southern border in recent years.

Earlier this year, as part of an ongoing investigation into national security risks in the porous southern border, JW obtained evidence
that proves the U.S. government has known for more than a decade about
the partnership between terrorists and Mexican drug cartels. State
Department documents made public by JW in January say that for at least
ten years "Arab extremists" have entered the country through Mexico with
the assistance of smuggling network "cells." Among them was a top Al
Qaeda operative wanted by the FBI. Some Mexican smuggling networks
actually specialize in providing logistical support for Arab individuals
attempting to enter the United States, the government documents say.
The top Al Qaeda leader in Mexico was identified in the September 2004
cable from the American consulate in Ciudad Juárez as Adnan G. El
Shurkrjumah. The cable was released to Judicial Watch under the Freedom
of Information Act (FOIA).

We see debate in the presidential campaign about building a wall with Mexico but our
reporting suggests the debate ought to focus on more immediate security
measures such as the deployment of our military to secure the border.
We'll keep on the alert for you. In the meantime, please share the word
and perhaps ask your elected officials why they're AWOL on border
security in the face of this potentially catastrophic threat from
Islamic terrorists.


Until next week...

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Drug prices have also been a theme in the presidential campaign. The Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, for example, released a campaign advertisement earlier this month attacking the “predatory pricing” of Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Like the congressional hearing, this is all for show. Of all the presidential candidates, Clinton is the top recipient of donations from the pharmaceutical and health products industry, taking in $410,460 according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics.

US drug prices doubled since 2011

By Brad Dixon
18 March 2016
According to a new report by the pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts, the average price of brand-name drugs increased by 16.2 percent last year. Between 2011 and 2015, branded prescription drug prices have nearly doubled, rising 98.2 percent. Since 2008, the prices have increased by a whopping 164 percent.

Drug spending rose by 5.2 percent in 2015. This was about half the increase seen in 2014, the year of the largest hike since 2003.

The report is based upon prescription use data for members with drug coverage provided by Express Scripts plan sponsors. In assessing changes in plan costs, the report distinguishes between the relative  contributions from changes in patient utilization (e.g. more patients being prescribed the drug) and changes in the unit price of the drug (e.g., price hikes).

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, most drug spending was on traditional drugs (small-molecule, solid drugs) to treat conditions such as heartburn, depression and diabetes. The recent trend has been a shift to specialty drugs. Still, within traditional therapy categories there were significant increases in spending on medications to treat diabetes, heartburn and ulcers, and skin conditions.

Diabetes medications remain the most expensive of the traditional drug categories. Drug spending in this category increased by 14 percent, with the hike being equally influenced by increased utilization of the drugs and rise in unit cost. Three diabetes treatments—Lantus, Januvia and Humalog—were among the top five drugs in terms of spending across all traditional therapy classes.

Although not discussed in the report, an investigation by Bloomberg News last year found evidence of “shadow pricing” by drug manufacturers, where companies raise their prices immediately after their competitors do so. The investigation found that the prices of diabetes drugs Lantus and Lemivir had increased in tandem 13 times since 2009, and evidence of similar shadow pricing for the drugs Humalog and Novolog.

Heartburn and ulcer drugs saw a 35.6 percent increase in spending, almost solely due to the rise in unit cost. Although 92.3 percent of the medications filled in this category were generic, the price unit trend was heavily influenced by the increase in prices of branded drugs such as Nexium, Dexilant and Prevacid.

Treatments for skin conditions also saw a significant increase of 27.8 percent in spending, again due almost completely to rises in the unit costs of the medications. The report notes that these increases occurred for both generic and branded therapies, largely due to industry consolidation through mergers and acquisitions leading to less competition in the market. While 86.3 percent of the drugs filled were generic, many of the generic versions saw sharp increases in unit cost, including the two most widely used corticosteroids, clobetasol (96.2 percent) and triamcinolone (28 percent).

While the overall spending increase for traditional therapy classes was nominal (0.6 percent), the primary factor for the increase in spending came from specialty medications. Specialty medications require special education and close patient monitoring, such as drugs to treat cancer, multiple sclerosis or cystic fibrosis. Spending on specialty drugs rose by 17.8 percent in 2015. The report found that 37.7 percent of drug spending was for specialty drugs in 2015, and the figure is expected to rise to 50 percent by 2018.

Spending in this category was topped by inflammatory conditions—such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel diseases and psoriasis—which rose by 25 percent, driven by a 10.3 percent increase in utilization and 14.7 percent rise in unit cost. The average cost per prescription in 2015 was $3,035.95. The medications Humira Pen and Enbrel, which captured more than 66 percent of the market share for this class, saw unit cost increases of more than 17 percent.

Spending on oncology therapies increased by 23.7 percent, due to both increased use (9.3 percent) and increased unit cost (14.4 percent). New cancer therapies average $8,000 per prescription and the average cancer regimen is around $150,000 per patient. Between 2005 and 2015, the anti-cancer drug Gleevec, manufactured exclusively by Novartis, has seen its price more than triple, with an annual cost of $92,000. In 2015, the year prior to the drug’s patent expiration, Novartis increased the unit cost of the drug by 19.3 percent. This is a common practice for companies facing patent expiration.
Drug spending on cystic fibrosis treatments rose by a significant 53.4 percent, largely based on increases in unit cost (40.9 percent vs. 13.3 percent from patient utilization). This rise was largely due to use of the new oral combination therapy, Orkambi, which became available in mid-2015. The drug costs more than $20,000 per month.

The report forecasts that between 2016 and 2018 spending will increase annually by 7-8 percent for traditional drugs and around 17 percent for specialty drugs.

The prices of generic drugs have on average decreased, although there are notable exceptions. Pharmaceutical companies like Horizon Pharma, Turing Pharmaceuticals, and Valeant Pharmaceuticals have purchased generic drugs and then significantly hiked their prices.

The report notes the emergence of “captive pharmacies” in 2015 as another factor responsible for higher drug spending. Captive pharmacies are owned or operated by pharmaceutical manufacturers and tend to promote their manufacturer’s drugs, rather than generic or other low-cost alternatives. The report gives as examples the arrangements between Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Philidor Rx Services, and between Horizon Pharma and Linden Care Pharmacy.

The Express Scripts data matches the findings released earlier this year by the Truveris OneRx National Drug Index, which found that branded drugs rose by 14.8 percent in 2015.

Despite the widespread media publicity of the notorious drug price hikes by companies like Turing and Valeant, pharmaceutical companies have continued to inflate prices in 2016, with Pfizer leading the way with an average price hike of 10.6 percent for 60 of its branded drugs.

Workers are rightly outraged at the skyrocketing price of drugs. A Kaiser Family Foundation poll conducted last year found that 74 percent of respondents felt that the drug companies put profits before people.

The political establishment, however, has sought both to exploit this anger for electoral support and to direct it into safe channels that do not disrupt the status quo.

A congressional hearing held in January placed a spotlight on the price-gouging practices of HYPERLINK Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Turing Pharmaceuticals, whose dubious activities were highlighted in a pair of congressional memos. The purpose of the hearing, however, was not probe the underlying causes of the sharp rise in drug prices. Instead, legislators sought to safeguard the profits of the pharmaceutical industry as a whole through a verbal lambasting of the industry’s most notorious culprits.

Drug prices have also been a theme in the presidential campaign. The Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, for example, released a campaign advertisement earlier this month attacking the “predatory pricing” of Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Like the congressional hearing, this is all for show. Of all the presidential candidates, Clinton is the top recipient of donations from the pharmaceutical and health products industry, taking in $410,460 according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics.

Clinton’s rival, Bernie Sanders, who has stated that he will support Clinton if he loses the Democratic nomination, received $82,094 in donations from the industry. Sanders has proposed a series of minor reforms to address drug prices, such as the re-importation of drugs from Canada, allowing Medicare to negotiate prices with drug manufacturers, and decreasing the patent life of branded drugs.
None of the candidates, including the “democratic socialist” Sanders, challenge the private ownership of the pharmaceutical industry in which everything from research and development and clinical testing to drug pricing and promotion are subordinated to the profit interests of corporations.

March 22, 2016

DHS says administration has 'no 

intention' of deporting most illegals

They're not even trying to hide their lack of 

enforcement of immigration law.

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.

Washington Times:
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 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.

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Clinton has also held several fundraisers

in Mexico. One of the co-hosts of a February

fundraising dinner was Wal-Mart lobbyist

Ivan Zapien, who relocated to Mexico with the

company in 2015. Clinton served on the board

of Wal-Mart from 1986-1992. 


Clinton rakes in cash overseas

Greg Nash 
Hillary Clinton's campaign has held more fundraisers on foreign soil than any other candidate running for president in 2016.

The Clinton campaign has held at least 13 fundraisers overseas so far, involving celebrities such as jazz singer Tony Bennett and fashion editor Anna Wintour, according to tracking of political fundraising invitations by the nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation.

Clinton’s offshore fundraisers, which tap wealthy U.S. citizens and permanent resident living abroad, have spanned from London, where the campaign has held at least eight fundraisers, to Munich, Mexico City, and Durban, South Africa. None of the Clinton campaign's foreign events, so far as the invitations suggest, have featured the candidate herself, though surrogates including her daughter Chelsea, have hosted the high-priced gatherings.
No other candidate running for president this cycle has done anything remotely approaching the amount of overseas fundraising as Clinton's campaign has done to date.
The former secretary of State has dwarfed her rivals in expatriate cash, raised at least $495,000 so far from Americans living abroad, according to The Hill's analysis of federal election records.
Clinton's rival in the Democratic primary race, Bernie Sanders, has raised less than a quarter of that, and the three Republicans still in the race have raised relatively miniscule amounts from Americans abroad.
Ted Cruz has raised just $23,000 overseas; Donald Trump — who has a “donate” button on his website but doesn’t hold fundraisers — took in $1100; and John Kasich has raised only $50 from overseas donors, according to figures disclosed in the most recent reporting period.
Even Jeb Bush, who has a wide political network overseas through his family’s connections, only raised slightly more than $200,000 from Americans living abroad.
No foreign fundraising invitations could be found by the Sunlight Foundation for any other candidate besides Clinton. One of the rare examples of a foreign fundraiser for a 2016 presidential candidate found on the public record is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who went to Israel last year in part to raise money for his campaign.
While overseas fundraisers are hardly a new practice for well-known establishment candidates; the Clinton campaign is on pace to exceed even what the sitting President Barack Obama managed in 2012, assuming she becomes the Democratic nominee.  
Throughout the two years of the 2012 presidential cycle, President Obama's campaign held at least 13 fundraising events on foreign soil in countries as far-reaching as China and Egypt, according to the Sunlight Foundation. Republican nominee Mitt Romney's campaign held at least four fundraisers in London and Jerusalem.
Long-time Democratic fundraiser Kenneth Christensen, whose D.C.-based consulting firm Christensen & Associates helps candidates set up their finance operations, says he's not surprised that the Clinton campaign has established a more powerful offshore finance machine than any other candidate.
"Obviously with the Clintons they have a lot of experience in doing that. They give lots of speeches overseas, and they run into a lot of people," Christensen told The Hill in a telephone interview Friday. "A lot of that fundraising overseas are relationships they already have."
Christensen, who is focusing on Democratic congressional races this cycle, indicated it would be professionally negligent not to take full advantage of Clinton's relationships to finance what is becoming an expensive primary race against a well-funded Bernie Sanders campaign. The Clinton advantages include her global connections as a former secretary of State, her family's foundation, and  above all, the unparalleled donor network established by both Bill and Hillary Clinton over several decades.

Clinton's offshore fundraisers so far this cycle have included a post-concert reception at London's Royal Albert Hall with Tony Bennett, a "discussion" between Chelsea Clinton and Anna Wintour, and a Munich Fashion Week event with former ambassador Melanne V

Clinton has also held several fundraisers

in Mexico. One of the co-hosts of a February

fundraising dinner was Wal-Mart lobbyist

Ivan Zapien, who relocated to Mexico with the

company in 2015. Clinton served on the board

of Wal-Mart from 1986-1992. 

The Federal Election Commission, which regulates campaign fundraising, stipulates that "foreign nationals are prohibited from making any contributions or expenditures in connection with any election in the U.S." But the FEC allows that both U.S. citizens and "green card" holders living abroad (individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the U.S.) "are not considered foreign nationals and, as a result, may contribute."
"I would expect a professional campaign to take advantage of all their fundraising opportunities," Christensen said. "She's capitalizing on it now to make sure she's running an aggressive and professional fundraising operation."

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