Sunday, April 30, 2017

Deportation

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Doh!

The federal agency responsible for deporting illegal immigrants is in serious trouble, with overwhelmed officers that can’t keep up with monstrous workloads and repeatedly lose track of hardcore criminals inside the United States. Hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens with criminal records have been released by authorities in the U.S. and the Homeland Security agency responsible for keeping track of them, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), is doing a miserable job, according to a new audit made public this week by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General.

As of August 2016, ICE was supervising about 2.2 million aliens released into communities throughout the nation. Officially they are known as appearing on the “non-detained docket.” About 368,574 are convicted criminals, the watchdog report states. To put things in perspective the inspector general reveals that in 2015 ICE removed 235,413 individuals of which 139,368 were convicted criminals. A surge in illegal immigrants under the Obama administration pushed matters into crisis mode. Deportation officers are so overworked that they often lose track of dangerous illegal aliens with serious criminal histories. This includes individuals who represent critical national security threats, according to the federal probe.

ICE does not ensure that deportation officer workloads are balanced and achievable, the report states, and the agency doesn’t provide clear policies and procedures or sufficient training and tools. Additionally, ICE fails to effectively prepare its workforce to handle complicated deportations. The result is an agency that operates in chaos and compromises the well-being of unsuspecting communities nationwide, not to mention national security. “ICE does not effectively manage the supervision and deportation of nondetained aliens,” the report says. “Effective management requires preparing and deploying the right number of employees to achieve program and policy objectives.” Furthermore, the agency doesn’t bother collecting and analyzing data about employee workloads to allocate staff judiciously and determine achievable caseloads, according to the inspector general.

As an example, the report reveals that ICE deportation officers in the District of Columbia average over 10,000 cases each and those in Atlanta, Georgia over 5,000. One ICE agent cited in the report said this: “You might work 18 hours a day, but you still won’t get caught up.” Inspectors visited four key field offices and determined that the management deficiencies and unresolved obstacles make it difficult for the feds to deport aliens expeditiously. “ICE is almost certainly not deporting all the aliens who could be deported and will likely not be able to keep up with growing numbers of deportable aliens,” the report states. This is hardly earth-shattering news, but it’s still alarming to confirm the large number of criminals that fall through the cracks.

The investigation is a follow up to a related probe surrounding ICE’s negligence in failing to deport an illegal immigrant with a serious criminal record at least three times, allowing him to murder a young woman in Connecticut. The Haitian man, Jean Jacques, had completed a 15-year sentence for murder and was supposed to be removed from the country after leaving prison. Instead, he remained in the U.S. and viciously butchered the woman to death in her own apartment. ICE claims that Haiti simply refused to take Jacques—on three different occasions. In a scathing report issued last summer the DHS Inspector General blasted ICE for not doing more to remove Jacques from the country and failing to contact the Haitian consulate in Miami, Florida to request a travel document after Jacques’ third repatriation rejection. “There is no record that ICE ERO (Enforcement and Removal Operations) made this request,” the report states, adding that “ERO officials had previously made hundreds of similar requests to the Haitian consulates for travel documents without success and we have no reason to believe that the Jacques matter would have been different.”

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outrage

At least two minority student organizations have issued apologies after fake news regarding deportation circulated on campus scared students.

Notices from the imaginary “Harvard Special Investigations Unit” warned students that a student, residing in their dorm had been apprehended to be detained indefinitely. According to The Harvard Crimson, the notices were posted by the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee and cosigned by Harvard Concilio Latino, the Harvard Islamic Society, and the Harvard Black Students Association.

“This is not a real notice,” the notice said on the back. “However, we hope that the unsettling nature of this notice allows Harvard community members to reflect on the reality of people who face these kinds of unwarranted disruptions of life in unexplained suspicious circumstances before a state power that can hold ‘suspects’ indefinitely.”

Reportedly, numerous students were outraged with the way the notices were distributed and how they deceived some students into believing the news was true. The outrage prompted the Palestine Solidarity Committee and Concilio Latino, to issue apologies.

Co-president of the Palestine Solidarity Committee, Fatima M. Bishtawi, wrote in her email that she “would like to unequivocally apologize for any trauma and pain provoked by the seriousness of this notice,” The Harvard Crimson said.

In a joint statement Monday evening, the board of Concilio Latino wrote: “[The fliers] are fake, but the effects they may have had on any of you are beyond real and represent something entirely antithetical to what Concilio stands for.”

Concilio Latino further elaborated that it did not have complete knowledge of the exact contents of the fliers before they were distributed on campus.

Members of the Black Students Association and Islamic Society did not respond to The Harvard Crimson’s requests for comments.

Notably, this is the second time the Palestine Solidarity Committee has evoked outrage for fake notices. According to the College Fix, the student association also stirred controversy in 2013, by posting mock eviction notices to rebuke Israel’s settlement policies and actions in the West Bank.

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Heeellllooo??? Is this the march against Trump?

Chanting strong pro-illegal immigrant, pro-amnesty, and open border slogans at a so-called “mega march,” protestors marched through downtown Dallas on Sunday. However, the “mega march” failed to attract the expected numbers.

Called an interfaith “family, unity, and empowerment” march, the 2017 Dallas Mega March pushed for “real immigration reform, an end to aggressive deportation efforts that have separated families, targeted DACA students, and left our communities in fear” and “an end to executive orders that discriminated against our Muslim brothers and sisters based on their faith.”

While the organizers had boasted of an expected turnout of 100,000 supporters, after almost half a million had showed up at a similar protest 11 years ago, they trimmed their estimate down to 20,000 participants later. However, after all was said and done, the Dallas Police Department, which had a heavy contingent ready in case of any mishap, accounted for only around 3,200 supporters.

The Dallas Police Department tweeted:

“The #MegaMarch2017 is winding down. The crowd estimate was about 3,200 and there were no reported incidents or arrests.”

11 years ago, in the 2006 Mega March, hundreds of Latino mega marchers carried Mexican and American flags. However, participants were instructed to “wear white, red, and blue” in a show of solidarity and were also told “only USA flags allowed.”

Protestors were however allowed to hold homemade signs. One sign read: “No ban, no wall.” Another said: “Rise Up!” indicating support for the “Unite, Rise up and Defend” campaign launched by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in February. The Hispanic activist group is a staunch critic of Trump’s anti-immigration policies and supports DREAMer and DACA programs.

LULAC’s National President Roger Rocha, Jr. spoke at the Dallas Mega March: “There are times you have to march to get your point across. This is one of those times.” He said the mega march was quite similar to the women’s march held in Washington DC. “Same thing here but for immigration reform and to start getting families together again,” he said.

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Get on with it.

Over the last few weeks, stories have streamed across the wires of one illegal immigrant after another being arrested and deported.

The corporate media, which is attempting to create an uproar among sympathetic liberals, are actually doing the opposite.

For once, the corporate media is doing its job and showing the positive work that the Federal Government is finally doing . . . after years of refusing to enforce the law.

For the last eight or so years, President Obama maintained wide-open and welcoming borders and a very generous Welfare State.

How did that work out for us?

Aside from the mountains of money lost to maintaining the health, education and general prosperity for non-citizens who did not legally contribute to our national treasure, we allowed an insurgency to exist within our own land.

We saw this in California when Donald Trump staged a rally there and his supporters were met with violence.

We see it in the students who march on American streets while angrily waving Mexicans flags.

We see it in the tears of 15 year old Nisa Mickens’ mother. Nisa, a high school student, was brutally beaten to death by members of MS-13 gang members from El Salvador and confirmed illegal immigrants.

Obama and the social justice warriors who have cropped up under his presidency, can whine, cry, march, rally, and bitch and moan all they want.

By ignoring immigration laws, we have fostered lawlessness.

While each immigrant who illegally crosses our borders will look into a camera and say “I’m not a criminal,” their very act of crossing our border was a crime.

Let me say this clearly, “They are all criminals.”

So when 22 year-old illegal immigrant Daniela Vargas, a so-called “Dreamer”, holds a press conference to demand change from our president, and is subsequently arrested and deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement . . . I cheer.

The Trump administration had the courtesy of flying Vargas back to her true home of Argentina when she was entitled, at best, to get an escorted bus ride across the border to Mexico.

The lesbian activist for illegal immigrants can hoof it back to Argentina for all I care.

While deportations for men and women like Vargas are cheered, there are exceptions.

The ten illegal immigrants who killed teenage girls Nisa Mickens and Kayla Cuevas under their gay MS-13 banner . . . well, they’re not going home . . . ever.

If justice is to be truly served for these punks, they should be bound and locked in a room with the families of the slain teenage girls.

It is impossible to sympathize with the plight of illegal immigrants when they are literally killing our children.

Deport them all, and then we can provide a route to entry for those who would benefit our nation and society.

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illegal teen

The Department of Homeland Security told Congress that, during the entire Obama Administration, it deported just six percent of minors entering the United States illegally.

Those illegal teens are catching on–and now they’re bragging about it to their friends back home.

According to the Center for Immigration Studies, a leading group that fights against illegal immigration, these illegals are also urging their friends from back home to come over to the United States illegally too.

“Border Patrol agents have confirmed that the new arrivals are saying that they know they will be released after they are processed,” explained Jessica Vaughan, the Director of Policy Studies at the Center for Immigration Studies.

“They have heard this from family and friends who have gone before and shared their experience. They use social media to communicate this, sometimes even texting pictures of what they call their ‘permiso,’ which is the document they get showing them to appear for a court date years in the future.”

According to DHS, they caught 122,700 unaccompanied minors crossing the border. And yet, they only sent 7,700 back–just barely 6 percent. That’s a clear failure of DHS’s ability to do their job–or, considering Barack Obama’s attempts to force the so-called DREAM Act through with executive orders, an unwillingness to do so.

Even more surprisingly, this seems to be a problem that’s getting worse, not better. In 2015, up to 3,000 unaccompanied minors a month have come across the border–and most of them have been allowed to stay.

A 100+ page report from Congress, released by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) last month, was blunt and scathing about DHS’s failures to keep illegals out:

“America’s borders are not secure,” said the report. “This current state of affairs is clearly unacceptable. A secure border is not only a prerequisite to a functioning legal immigration system, but it is essential to maintaining national security and protecting public health and safety.”

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Deportation

Two disturbing cases highlight the serious problems with the nation’s immigration laws under the Obama administration; In one, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) accused a local police department of racial profiling for arresting two previously deported illegal immigrants and turning them over to federal authorities for removal. In the other, the Department of Justice (DOJ) charged a public school district with discrimination for verifying the immigration status of its employees.

The first case comes out of New Llano, a Louisiana town of about 2,500 near the Texas border. In the course of doing their job, a pair of police officers approached two men standing outside a motel and requested identification. The men—Jose Adan Fugon-Cano and Gustavo Barahona-Sanchez—could not produce valid ID and the officers detained them. It turns out that both are illegal immigrants who had been previously deported. Llano police turned them over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and both were eventually sent back to their native Honduras.

A local immigrant advocacy group filed a civil rights complaint on behalf of the men prior to their removal and DHS, the umbrella agency that oversees ICE, launched an investigation. The director of DHS’s Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL), Megan Mack, determined that the illegal aliens had been ethnically profiled by police and should not be removed from the country. In an electronic mail to ICE Director Sarah Saldaña, Mack writes that “CRCL has significant concerns with the actions of local law enforcement in this matter.” She also writes that “it seems clear that the arrest was based on their ethnicity and the way they were awaiting pickup for a job” and orders ICE to release both men from custody and seek “closure of their removal actions.”

The second case involves a large public school district in south Florida. Before hiring employees to work in the taxpayer-funded enterprise, the district of about 350,000 mostly Hispanic students likes to verify that candidates are in the country legally. According to the Obama administration this is illegal and discriminates against employees in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). So, the DOJ’s bloated Civil Rights Division went after Miami Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) for discrimination and essentially forced it to stop checking if employees are authorized to work in the U.S.

The department’s investigation, conducted by the Civil Rights Division’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC), found that MDCPS required non-U.S. citizens, but not similarly-situated U.S. citizens, to present specific documents to prove their employment eligibility, a DOJ announcement states. “The INA’s anti-discrimination provision prohibits employers from making specific documentary demands based on citizenship or national origin when verifying an employee’s authorization to work,” according to the DOJ.

As part of a settlement with the feds, MDCPS will pay a $90,000 civil penalty and establish a $125,000 fund to compensate individuals who lost wages because the district checked their immigration status. The agreement also forces the district to undergo “compliance monitoring” for three years and allow the DOJ’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices to train students on “worker rights.”

The Obama DOJ has also gone after private businesses for verifying workers’ immigration status. Last month Judicial Watch reported on a case involving a Nebraska meat packing company accused by the agency of discrimination for requiring employees to furnish proof that they are eligible to work legally in the U.S. The business, Nebraska Beef Ltd, was forced to pay a $200,000 civil penalty and provide uncapped back pay for individuals who lost wages because they couldn’t prove they are in the country legally. The company also had to agree to long term “compliance monitoring” by the feds.

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