In Bernie Sanders' State of Vermont, "that giant sucking sound" is not jobs moving to Mexico — it is jobs being concocted in Montpelier. Of course, Governor Scott shields illegal immigrants working in Vermont, and Vermont provides driver's licenses to them. The capital city also grants non-citizen residents the right to vote. It is no surprise that Vermont is #1 in the country for illegal northern border crossings.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
RAPIST ILLEGAL FLEES AFTER JUDGE GRANTS BOND WITH PASSPORT!
Alleged Illegal Immigrant Rapist Flees After Judge Grants Bond with Passport, Say Police
A young woman from Boston says she was re-victimized by a state court that allowed her illegal alien alleged rapist to flee the country after being released on bond. Despite an immigration detainer being placed on the suspect, a judge allowed the man to be released while still in possession of his passport, police say. He quickly fled the country and returned to his native Ghana.
Rape victim Emily Murray, who insisted on being identified, told Breitbart Texas that the district attorney’s office and even her own court-appointed victim’s advocate are trying to get her to stay silent about the errors that allowed the alleged rapist, 30-year-old Frederick Quaicoo Amfo to flee the country.
“I was failed by my state, Uber and [ICE] officials,” the frustrated rape victim said in a Facebook message to this writer. “I was raped and have been repeatedly victimized over the past week. My rapist ESCAPED the country even though he was a criminal and [an] illegal alien who was out on bail.”
“My state-appointed advocate, the state, and basically everyone messed up [are] trying to keep me quiet,” she said.
Amfo’s release on bond came after a Quincy District Court judge allowed the illegally present Ghanan national to be released, giving him 24 hours to return with his passport. The judge also failed to send the immigration detainer along with the release documents for the Norfolk County jail officials to review. As a result, the jail did not contact ICE prior to Amfo’s release.
“They attempted to make me feel better by saying he lost his $10,000 bond money and is no longer in the country,” Murray told Breitbart Texas in a phone interview Wednesday evening. “It’s like they are trying to put a dollar sign on my body. The worst part is, if he comes back, he can do it to someone else.”
Amfo picked up Murray while working as an Uber driver on April 8, Fox News reported. As he drove her toward her home, Amfo allegedly locked her in the back seat and sexually assaulted her. “Within minutes, I was in a situation I couldn’t control and I was assaulted,” Murray told Fox25’s Bob Ward.
ICE now saying alleged rapist who fled to Ghana from Massachusetts was in the US illegally. "This case highlights the potential dangers of policies that prohibit cooperation with ICE." Victim is furious. More @boston25 6
Hospital officials took a DNA sample and a rape kit. The DNA and evidence found in Amfo’s vehicle led to his arrest a few days after the alleged attack.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials told Breitbart Texas they issued an immigration detainer after learning the Ghanan national was “unlawfully present in the U.S.”
“That detainer should have followed the alien as he transferred from the Quincy Court House. The court chose not to forward the detainer to Norfolk County, allowing for his subsequent release on bail from custody,” ICE officials said in a statement provided to Breitbart Texas on Wednesday. “This case highlights the potential dangers of policies that prohibit cooperation with ICE.”
Court records obtained by Fox25 in Boston revealed that the Quincy District Court judge set a $10,000 bond on the suspected rapist and allowed him to be released while still in possession of his passport. The judge ordered Amfo to surrender his passport within 24 hours. He did not. By Monday afternoon, Amfo allegedly fled the U.S. to Ghana.
“The DA’s office did not contact me about his release from jail,” Murray told Breitbart Texas. “Instead, I received an email from Boston PD telling me he was gone.”
“I saw him in court on Friday, he had an arraignment the next day, and now he’s gone,” she expressed.
The Massachusetts Trial Court said it followed the Assistant District Attorney Moira Daly’s recommendation for the $10,000 cash bond, the Boston Herald reported. In a written statement, the court said:
A review of the circumstances indicates that the court allowed the defendant to be released without first surrendering his passport, providing him 24 hours to do so. As a result of this review, the court has now implemented procedures to ensure that defendants who are ordered by the court to surrender their passports surrender them when they post bail and prior to their release.
The Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office would not respond to a question from the Boston Herald about why the prosecutor did not request a GPS monitoring device, a dangerousness hearing, or a higher bail which might have kept Amfo in the country.
ICE officials told Breitbart Texas that Amfo has been “illegally present since 2009.” The official said ICE moved quickly to place a detainer on the suspected rapist.
“The detainer that was issued was delivered to the local Police Department, which delivered it to the state court,” the ICE official stated. “The state court failed to deliver the detainer request to the correctional facility.”
The official could not comment on whether the alleged rapist entered the U.S. illegally or if he overstayed a visa.
Murray contacted Breitbart Texas after reading a story about a similar case that occurred in Boston less than a year ago. On May 5, 2017, Breitbart Texas reported about an illegal immigrant Uber driver from the Dominican Republic who was released by a Massachusetts judge after the suspect allegedly raped a Boston College student.
Prosecutors asked the judge for a $100,000 bond and told her that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers were working on getting a detainer on the alleged rapist. Instead, Newton District Court Judge Mary Beth Heffernan “insisted on $2,500 bail,” the Boston Herald reported.
Following the second rape allegedly committed by an illegally present Uber driver in the past year, a company spokesperson told the Boston Herald, “What’s been reported is unacceptable. The driver has been removed from the app, and we are looking into this.”
Murray expressed her concern that Amfo could eventually return to the U.S. and attack more women.
On Tuesday, Breitbart Texas reported that Border Patrol agents in South Texas arrested seven previously deported sex offenders, rapists, and child sex offenders in one week.
As to why Murray wanted her identity released, “Before I put my name and face out there, I was case number, and now I’m a person,” she told the Patriot Ledger. “I’m a human, I’m a mother. Now they have to look me in the face and tell me what happened.”
Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior political news contributor for Breitbart Texas. He is a founding member of the Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX, GAB, and Facebook.
Washington, D.C. (April 19, 2018) – The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration examined reform of the country’s immigration courts in a hearing Wednesday. The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), the Department of Justice agency responsible for the nation’s 58 immigration courts, has lacked resources and guidance for years, making it difficult to fulfill its mission – “to adjudicate immigration cases by fairly, expeditiously, and uniformly interpreting and administering the Nation’s immigration laws.”
Andrew Arthur, the Center’s resident fellow in law and policy and past immigration judge, testified that “immigration judges now face a crushing caseload of more than 684,000 cases, not counting the 350,000 cases that are currently administratively closed . . . That the backlog has grown so large is bad for the parties, bad for the courts, and bad for immigration generally.”
Arthur addressed the negative implications of the backlog, including lost evidence, problems with witness availability, massive time wasted by judges having to repeatedly review voluminous records of proceedings, and removable aliens remaining the in the U.S. for lengthy periods of time during which they disappear into the U.S. interior.
Arthur spoke out strongly against placing the courts outside the executive branch. He pointed out the importance of having the Attorney General involved due to the role foreign policy needs to play and the likelihood that in the future Congress could cut resources if they disagree with its opinions. Rather, Arthur recommended improving EOIR, providing judges more resources and bright-line rules.
When asked by Senator Kennedy what would be the one thing he would do to improve the situation, Arthur responded that nothing would do more to help than having sufficient detention space to hold those in proceedings until their cases had been resolved.
A report from the Department of Homeland Security says dozens of gang members – including members of the notorious MS-13 group – were released from custody, instead of being handed over to federal immigration authorities for deportation, due to "sanctuary" policies.
"Two-thirds of the releases occurred in California, which has had a strict sanctuary policy in effect since January 2014," the Center for Immigration Studies said in a post on the data, pointing to "obvious public safety problems."
Just to be clear: The number-one reason given by state authorities in California for adopting sanctuary policies is that it promotes public safety. Their rationale is that illegal aliens who are unafraid of the police will cooperate in law enforcement activities.
Can't you just see MS-13 members eagerly talking to police about gang activity?
From October 2016 to June 2017, DHS says, sanctuary jurisdictions refused to honor Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers on 142 suspected gang members – where ICE officials ask authorities to detain criminal illegal immigrants so ICE can take custody and deport them.
In the answers, the officials added that the numbers may be on the conservative side as jurisdictions that do not allow officials into jails make it more challenging to identify gang members.
"Because ICE often determines gang affiliation through interviews, ICE cannot speculate about the number of times it was denied access to an alien in the custody of state or local authorities who may have had such an affiliation," the answers read.
Fifteen of those released were suspected members of MS-13, a gang started in the 1980s by Central American immigrants and known for its gruesome crimes. The gang's presence across the country has been an escalating political issue.
"Violence is a central tenet of MS-13, as evidenced by its core motto – "mata, viola, controla," translated as, 'kill, rape, control,' the DOJ said in a 2016 release.
With two thirds of releases of gang members occurring in California, and California's sanctuary law being challenged by both the Justice Department and several local jurisdictions, it seems that the state has a poor case that its non-cooperation with federal authorities makes residents safer.
You can bet that California is not tracking the criminal activity of released gang members. Or if it is, we'll never hear about it. The fact is, public safety in the state takes a back seat to the political advantages of refusing to cooperate with federal immigration officials. And from the number of local governments joining a suit against Sacramento challenging the state's sanctuary policies, it may be that a tipping point has been reached, and pushback against the sanctuary movement will result in a change in policy. US Supreme Court strikes down part of deportation statute
By Kevin Martinez 19 April 2018
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court voted five to four against part of a statute that allowed the government to deport some immigrants convicted of “crimes of violence.” The decision angered the Trump administration which has fought to fast-track the deportation of all immigrants.
In a tweet Tuesday, President Trump stated, “Today’s Court decision means that Congress must close loopholes that block the removal of dangerous criminal aliens, including aggravated felons.”
In its decision, the court affirmed a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that blocked the deportation of James Dimaya, a 25-year legal US resident from the Philippines, who was convicted of two burglaries. Dimaya came to the US when he was 13.
After he was convicted of two home burglaries in California, the government tried to deport Dimaya on the grounds that he had committed a “violent crime.” Although neither burglary involved violence or physical attacks against anyone, the statute defined a violent crime as any crime that involved a “substantial risk of force against the person or property of another.”
The Supreme Court ruled that the language was unconstitutionally vague and could be interpreted in an arbitrary and discriminatory way. The text of the statute was passed in 1984 with Democrats providing 210 of the 316 “yes” votes in the House of Representatives and 35 of the 78 “yes” votes verses just six of the 11 “no” votes. Those voting “yes” on this now-unconstitutional language include then-Congresspersons Richard Durbin, Charles Schumer, and Al Gore as well as Senators Joe Biden, Daniel Moynihan, Bill Bradley, and Sam Nunn.
Justice Neil Gorsuch, appointed by Trump to succeed the deceased far-right Antonin Scalia, cast the deciding vote against the law along with the four nominally liberal judges.
In his opinion, Gorsuch wrote, “the Constitution looks unkindly on any law so vague that reasonable people cannot understand its terms and judges do not know where to begin in applying it.
“Vague laws,” he wrote, “invite arbitrary power.”
The case, Sessions v. Dimaya, was first argued in January 2017 but was left with a split vote after the death of Scalia. The justices were deadlocked four to four, and the case had to be reargued in October after Gorsuch joined the court.
In 2015, in a similar case called Johnson v. United States, the Supreme Court ruled that a key part of the Armed Career Criminals Act (ACCA) was unconstitutional on similar grounds. The ACCA was also passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in 1984.
In Dimaya, Justice Elena Kagan wrote in an opinion that the lower courts had been unable to apply the law consistently.
“Does car burglary qualify as a violent felony?” Kagan asked. “Some courts say yes, another says no. What of statutory rape? Once again, the circuits part ways. How about evading arrest? The decisions point in different directions. Residential trespass? The same is true.”
The government’s brief argued that immigration statutes should be treated differently than laws which treated crimes. However, Kagan pointed to a 1951 Supreme Court Decision, Jordan v. De George, which held that both immigration and criminal laws should be tested for constitutional vagueness “in view of the grave nature of deportation.”
Clarence Thomas wrote a scathing dissent in which he argued that immigration laws require only the most minimal due process scrutiny.
While Tuesday’s decision came as a setback to the Trump Administration’s plan to fast-track deportation, the defense of democratic rights cannot be entrusted to the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court recently ruled that immigrants awaiting deportation were not entitled to due process. In a five to three decision, the Court ruled in Jennings v. Rodriguez that the government can indefinitely detain immigrants, depriving them of the right to bail. Kagan recused herself from the decision because she previously argued against granting bond hearings in the same case when she was solicitor general under the Obama administration.
MURDERING MS-13 GANGS EXPAND ACROSS AMERICA’S OPEN BORDERS!
“Mexican drug cartels are the “other” terrorist threat to America. Militant Islamists have the goal of destroying the United States. Mexican drug cartels are now accomplishing that mission – from within, every day, in virtually every community across this country.” JUDICIALWATCH
“Mexican authorities have arrested the former mayor of a rural community in the border state of Coahuila in connection with the kidnapping, murder and incineration of hundreds of victims through a network of ovens at the hands of the Los Zetas cartel. The arrest comes after Breitbart Texas exposed not only the horrors of the mass extermination, but also the cover-up and complicity of the Mexican government.”
“Heroin is not produced in the United States. Every gram of heroin present in the United States provides unequivocal evidence of a failure of border security because every gram of heroin was smuggled into the United States. Indeed, this is precisely a point that Attorney General Jeff Sessions made during his appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on October 18, 2017 when he again raised the need to secure the U.S./Mexican border to protect American lives.” Michael Cutler …..FrontPageMag.com
THE MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS OPERATING IN AMERICA’S OPEN BORDERS
Overall, in the 2017 Fiscal Year, officials revealed that a record-breaking 455,000 pounds plus of drugs had already been seized. In 2016, that number amounted to 443,000 pounds. The 2017 haul is worth an estimated $6.1 billion – BREITBART – JEFF SESSION’S DRUG BUST ON SAN DIEGO
Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute has testified before a Congressional committee that in 2004, 95% of all outstanding warrants for murder in Los Angeles were for illegal aliens; in 2000, 23% of all Los Angeles County jail inmates were illegal aliens and that in 1995, 60% of Los Angeles’s largest street gang, the 18th Street gang, were illegal aliens.
The Mexican Invasion & Occupation