Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Sabotage of American Borders By Barack Obama and His Partners In Mexico

Lawless Immigration Policies of the
Obama Administration

CIS director tells Senate hearing that collapse
in enforcement is a policy choice by the White House
WASHINGTON, DC (May 19, 2016) — Today the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest examines the declining deportations and increasing criminal alien releases under the Obama administration. The hearing takes place just weeks after the subcommittee heard that despite the tremendous growth of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) budget for detention and removal, the total number of aliens removed had plummeted.

Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, testifies at the hearing that the Obama administration's "radical new approach to immigration law" has resulted in more than a 70 percent decline in deportations from the interior and over a 50 percent decline in the removal of criminal aliens.

Read the written testimony at:
Krikorian attributes the evisceration of immigration enforcement on the Obama administration's transformation, by executive fiat, of violation of immigration law into a "secondary offense." His testimony explains that "This extra-legal shift in the conception of the immigration statute has been misleadingly packaged as 'prosecutorial discretion' . . . What the Obama administration has done is use discretion as a pretext for simply exempting the vast majority of immigration violators from any possibility of legal consequences."

Krikorian describes the egregious crimes committed by many of the approximately 85,000 criminal aliens who have been released from custody and blames the public safety costs, in part, on the administration's termination of the successful Secure Communities program. Criminal aliens are being released into our communities rather than being released because the new Priority Enforcement Program (PEP) suppresses enforcement.

The testimony concludes with a quote from the former Democratic congresswoman and civil rights pioneer, Barbara Jordan:

"Credibility in immigration policy can be summed up in one sentence: Those who should get in, get in; those who should be kept out, are kept out; and those who should not be here will be required to leave."

Contact: Marguerite Telford




Los Zetas Cartel Member Caught Entering Texas Illegally



McALLEN, Texas — A self-confessed Los Zetas cartel member is now in federal custody after authorities caught him entering the country illegally.

The arrest took place Saturday on at 8:20 a.m. near the border city of Roma, just north of Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas, information provided to Breitbart Texas by the U.S. Border Patrol revealed.
Authorities arrested an illegal alien from Mexico who had tried to enter the country illegally. While interviewing him the man claimed to be a member of the Los Zetas drug cartel. Authorities turned him over for prosecution and deportation, his name was not readily available.
Cartel members crossing illegally into the country is common occurrence along communities on the Texas border. Earlier this month, Breitbart Texas reported on the arrest of five members of the Gulf Cartel who had also crossed into Roma from Miguel Aleman. Those cartel members were taken before a federal judge to face misdemeanor immigration charges and then four of them were given an average of 15 days in jail before facing deportation. Only one of the cartel members was charged under a felony count of illegal re-entry. His case is still pending. 
The cartel members were said to be fleeing from their rivals in Mexico when they crossed.
In recent years, the arrests of high ranking 
drug cartel figures in Texas have become a 
regular occurrence. In Rio Grande City, just 
East of Roma, authorities arrested Benicio 
“Comandante Veneno” Lopez  and Orlando 
Roberto “Comandante Boris” Rodriguez in 
two separate cases. Both men are considered
to be key figures within the Gulf Cartel. Lopez 
had been living in Texas where he has racked 
murder and other charges. The murder 
charge is connected with a violent raid by a 
team of cartel gunmen in Texas.
In Hidalgo County, the area that includes McAllen, Edinburg, Pharr, and Mission, authorities have arrested the regional cartel commanders known as Juan “Panochitas” Saenz Tamez, and Francisco “Comandante Paquito” Martinez.
Both cartel commanders were arrested in Texas where they had also been hiding from their rivals. Saenz had been hiding in the border city of Edinburg, while Martinez was arrested by the Law Enforcement Emergency Regional Response Team in rural Mission.
Ildefonso Ortiz is an award winning journalist with Breitbart Texas you can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.

87 Criminal Aliens, Gang Members Arrested in Nevada



More than 80 criminal aliens and gang members were arrested in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada last week, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

In a continuation of recent operations 
targeting illegal immigrant convicts, ICE 
Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) 
officers arrested 87 foreign nationals, whose 
crimes and affiliations were heinous enough 
to warrant enforcement under the Obama 
administration’s immigration “priorities.”
Over the five-day dragnet, which concluded late last week, ERO officers arrested 65 criminal aliens in the Las Vegas area and 22 in Reno.
The arrestees had convictions for drug 
trafficking, weapons violations, child sex 
offenses, domestic violence, and re-entry 
following a deportation. Two were confirmed 
gang members.
The recent enforcement operations occur as immigration hawks question the Obama administration’s commitment to immigration enforcement — even against criminal aliens. In recent years ICE’s deportation levels have been on the decline, dropping 43 percent from FY 2012 to FY 2015. In that same timeframe ICE removed 41 percent fewer criminals.
Salt Lake City Field Office Director Daniel Bible highlighted the operations Monday as an example of the benefits provided under the administration’s “priorities” for enforcement strategy.
“By taking these individuals off our streets and ultimately removing them from the country, we are making our communities safer for everyone,” Bible said in a statement.
The arrestees’ were from nine different countries, including 65 criminal alien arrestees from Mexico and 10 from El Salvador. Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, the Philippines, and Cuba each had two arrestees. Additionally one of the arrested criminal aliens was from Taiwan and another from Vietnam.
Among those arrested, ICE highlighted:
-A previously deported 55-year-old Mexican national with a prior felony conviction for transporting and selling heroin;
-A 57-year-old Mexican national convicted of lewdness with a child under 14 that resulted in a four to 10-year sentence in state prison; and a
-42-year-old Salvadoran national with multiple prior felony convictions, including one for statutory sexual seduction.
-A 33-year-old Mexican national with past convictions for drug trafficking, domestic battery, and DUI; and a
-A 19-year-old Mexican national gang member with prior convictions for resisting an officer and robbery.

"Study shows immigrants use 40% more welfare than native born".



"In the meantime, the porous southern border has created a 

huge national security risk, and the region is a cesspool of 

violent criminal activity perpetuated by heavily armed 

Mexican drug cartels that have joined forces with Islamic 

terrorists to enter the U.S."






VIDEO: 17 Suspected Illegal Aliens Caught off California Coast

Seventeen suspected illegal aliens aboard a panga boat sent a

distress signal off the coast of San Diego on Tuesday morning

that led the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border

Protection (CBP) to apprehend the group.

Video of the stranded boat was released, along with the Coast Guard’s announcement that the 17 aboard were taken to a local Border Patrol station for processing.

Crew aboard the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Sea Otter spotted a flare around 4:45 a.m. Tuesday morning off the coast of San Diego, according to the Coast Guard. Coast Guard Sector San Diego Joint Harbor Operations Center watchstanders also received a 911 call around 5:30 a.m. from one of the persons aboard the panga boat.

The Coast Guard release described the operation to find and rescue those aboard:
A Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk crew and CBP AMO UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crew immediately launched to search and at approximately 6:50 a.m., the CBP AMO Blackhawk crew located the vessel approximately eight miles west of Pacific Beach, in San Diego.
At 8:15 a.m., the Sea Otter’s crew arrived on scene with the vessel and safely rescued 17 suspected illegal migrants from the disabled panga.
The group was picked up approximately eight miles off of San Diego’s Pacific Beach, and delivered to Shelter Island. From there, the Marine Task Force took the group into custody. The 17 were then transported to the Border Patrol office.

Last August, illegal aliens were caught at least twice trying to enter the United States off the coast of southern California. Also last August, a lawsuit was filed naming three CBP agents over the death of an illegal alien aboard a panga boat. The Mexican national perished as a boat of illegal aliens attempted to evade capture and capsized.

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