Sunday, February 07, 2016
Obama Orders Border Patrol to Stand Down
This is hard to believe but I have checked it. "We might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether," said agent Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council. -- JR
It always surprises me to learn just how far the Obama administration will go to damage the country.
For years, we have been critical of the Obama administration’s policy of dealing with illegal immigrants caught crossing the border. They are apprehended, processed, and then given a document known as a “Notice to Appear.” It is essentially a court date to begin deportation proceedings.
But instead of locking them up until their court date, the Obama administration has always let them go instead. More than 90% of captured illegal aliens never bother to show up to their court dates, leading Border Patrol agents to dub them, “Notices to Disappear.”
Well now, the Obama administration is changing course. No, they’re not going to hold the captured illegals until trial.
Border Patrol agents have been instructed not to make arrests at all!
Tell Congress to grow a backbone! Put a stop to this dangerous catch-and-release program before any more Americans are victimized!
Without an arrest, there is no court date set, and therefore there is no embarrassing statistics of illegal aliens skipping their court dates.
Brandon Judd, the President of the National Border Patrol Council brought this to the American people’s attention.
By refusing to even initially arrest these illegal aliens, there is no record of them even entering the country at all. It’s as if they were never caught.
Border Patrol agents are literally being forced to just watch as whole crowds of illegal aliens invade this country. The have been instructed by the White House to just sit on their hands. If they try to enforce the law, they will be fired.
They aren’t allowed to arrest illegal aliens. They aren’t allowed to fight back when they are assaulted.
Whether you support Donald Trump or not, he’s right on one point: we don’t have a country anymore. When the administration actively tells Border Patrol agents just to ‘let them in,’ then we cease to be a country.
Never before in our history – or I would venture to say, in the history of any modern country – have Border Patrol Agents been instructed to release every illegal border crossers they catch. Never.
This new executive directive from Obama is treason. He is putting his own political correctness, and the desires of big business seeking cheap labor, above the safety and security of this nation.
Obama has officially opened our borders to illegals!
We have no idea who these people are, what their intentions are, what diseases they may be carrying…
There is a reason that the legal immigration process is so dragged out. One criminal or terrorist slipping through can have a devastating effect. One carrier of a deadly disease can subject Americans to needless death and suffering.
Right now, as you are reading this, the Feds have indicted an illegal alien and charged him with the murder of an American mother of three. He never should have been in this country. Only because of Obama’s immigration policy was he allowed to turn these children into orphans…
The law says that illegal aliens caught at the border are to be arrested and given a deportation court date. Obama is refusing to arrest them so that he doesn’t have to deport them!
This is treason. This is tyranny.
Suspect in slaying could have been held by ICE
An alleged gang member indicted last week in the fatal shooting of a mother of three in Chelsea had arrived in the United States illegally as a teenager and was charged with other violent crimes, raising questions about why US immigration officials did not detain or deport him before the woman’s death.
Hector Ramirez, now 22, was arrested by US Customs and Border Protection in July 2010 in Texas, court records show. Two years later, an ex-girlfriend took out a restraining order against him. In 2014, Chelsea police charged the suspected MS-13 gang member in a vicious knife attack on a teenager and the robbery of a man at gunpoint — an arrest that would customarily have alerted immigration authorities, who, critics say, could have detained him.
A few months later, Katerin Gomez was killed by a gunshot to the head.
“This is a classic case of when a detainer really should be issued and would have been a huge help to public safety and might have saved this woman’s life,” said Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies.
Vaughan raised the Ramirez case before the House Judiciary Committee last year when testifying about immigration enforcement. “The victims can be anyone. And everyone in the community deserves the protection that this kind of enforcement provides.”
Federal immigration officials had no explanation this week for why they did not detain Ramirez, also known as Hector Ramires. He is among 56 people indicted on federal criminal charges, including the murders of five people and attempted murders of 14, last week in a takedown of the East Coast chapter of the MS-13 international street gang, which has terrorized immigrant cities in Massachusetts.
Several of the accused are immigrants here illegally, the US attorney’s office has said. Many, if not all, of the victims are also immigrants.
Because the US immigration system’s records are largely secret, the Globe could not independently review Ramirez’s immigration case or any others. Immigration officials have said that disclosing such records would violate immigrants’ privacy. But the secrecy also allowed Ramirez’s status to remain unclear to the public when federal officials announced last week’s highly publicized raids.
Shawn Neudauer, spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, declined to comment Thursday because the criminal case against Ramirez is pending. Asked to comment on the civil immigration case only, he also declined. “Please refer all future questions to the US Attorney’s Office,” he said in a statement.
The US Attorney’s office declined to comment on the immigration case.
Ramirez is among tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors — mainly boys from Central America — who have flooded the southern border in recent years.
Typically they are turned over to the US Department of Health and Human Services for placement with relatives or guardians. An HHS spokeswoman said Homeland Security officials fingerprint and perform background checks on the minors before referring them for placement. She declined to comment on Ramirez because of his pending case in federal court.
Rushbo on Obama's religion
A person's faith is their own business, but in the wake of President Obama's speech at a Baltimore mosque, Rush had some tough questions for the commander in chief. As the Blaze reports:
“He talks about how awesome Islam is all the time, one of the most beautiful sounds he’s ever heard is the morning call to prayer in an Islamic country,” the radio show host added. “He says it’s the most peaceful, most giving religion out there, that the mosque called a prayer one of the most beautiful sounds in the world. And, at the same time, he’s out there, and look what he says about Christians. He says he is one. Look, he talks about ‘em as bitter clingers and they hold on to their guns when they’re nervous.”
Limbaugh then revealed his question.
“My question is, given all this, why did he choose to become a Christian? I’ve always wondered that,” he told his audience. “He’s such a defender and promoter of Islam, and, on the other hand, he and his party are constantly denigrating Christians. I don’t care what the issue is, whether it’s guns, whether it’s gay marriage, any cultural or social issue, or the bitter clinger comments. I’ve always wondered about this.”
The radio host argued he was “not saying anything. I’m just asking a question,” he insisted.
It's a fair question. As we reported yesterday, Obama seems to think faithful Americans are irrational and filled with fear, and when he uses the term "faith," he really means blindly accepting whatever socialist items he has on the menu that week. Instead of taking his advice, Christian Americans should pray that the last year of his presidency passes swiftly, without incident.
Obama's War on Poor Americans
President Obama just can't help himself. Due to a broad array of economic factors, including, but not limited to, the expansion of an American domestic oil industry that his administration has rejected every step of the way, the price of oil is lower than it's been in years. This has been a source of some relief for middle income Americans who are currently unemployed or undermployed on a massive scale. However, because it flies in the face of President Obama's green agenda, he's doing what Democrats do best: calling for a tax.
President Barack Obama is about to unveil an ambitious plan for a “21st century clean transportation system.” And he hopes to fund it with a tax on oil.
Obama aides told POLITICO that when he releases his final budget request next week, the president will propose more than $300 billion worth of investments over the next decade in mass transit, high-speed rail, self-driving cars, and other transportation approaches designed to reduce carbon emissions and congestion. To pay for it all, Obama will call for a $10 “fee” on every barrel of oil, a surcharge that would be paid by oil companies but would presumably be passed along to consumers.
There is no real chance that the Republican-controlled Congress will embrace Obama’s grand vision of climate-friendly mobility in an election year—especially after passing a long-stalled bipartisan highway bill just last year—and his aides acknowledge it’s mostly an effort to jump-start a conversation about the future of transportation. But by raising the specter of new taxes on fossil fuels, it could create a political quandary for Democrats. The fee could add as much as 25 cents a gallon to the cost of gasoline, and even with petroleum prices at historic lows, the proposal could be particularly awkward for Hillary Clinton, who has embraced most of Obama’s policies but has also vowed to oppose any tax hikes on families earning less than $250,000 a year.
As Politico correctly points out, this tax is going to be passed down to the American consumer who's already been browbeaten by the Obama economy, at which point money will be handed over to the same administration that brought us Solyndra, Solar City, and other failed energy and infrastructure investment projects, at a point when our current pace of government spending is already unsustainable.
Obama's last year can't pass fast enough.
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Posted by JR at 1:21 AM