If there is one single issue that showcases Obama’s fundamental hatred of America and our nation it’s his immigration policies. Let’s get one thing straight, ever illegal alien is a criminal. Radical liberals like Obama love to pick and choose what laws they want to obey and then whine, cry and call everything else unjust and racist. This is fine and dandy for too bit hustlers and community organizers but not the president of the United States. Every person who chooses to violate our sovereign border is breaking federal laws and as president it’s Barrack Hussein Obama’s job to enforce those laws. Our nation can no longer take this onslaught of human debris stealing jobs, driving down wages and draining our local,state and federal governments dry. The middle-class taxpayer is bearing the entire burden of Obama’s hatred of America. Our school’s suffer, our health care suffers, our public safety forces suffer, every aspect of our lives is diminished due to Obama’s hatred of middle-america. The vast majority of these criminals pay ZERO in TAXES while consuming massive public services and worst of all they have little desire to integrate into civilized society. The time is coming when middle america is going to take drastic and harsh measures to save our way of life. The elites our crushing the country to maintain there riches, people with nothing to lose will be forced to respond.
Thomas Jefferson said it best “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.”
Let’s hope the ballot box prevails but neither party seems to have any interest in real reform or constitutional law. Our governance is being sold to the highest bidder or the biggest whiners. Less then fifty percent of the populace is paying 100 percent of the bills with little to none representation.
Napolitano: ‘A Small Number’ of Illegal Aliens Not Linked to Other Crimes Were Deported Last Year
By Penny Starr
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified at a House Appropriations Committee Homeland Security subcommittee hearing on Feb. 15, 2012. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)
(CNSNews.com) – A “small number” of illegal aliens who had “committed no other crime” apart from being in the United States unlawfully were deported in fiscal year 2011, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told lawmakers Wednesday
“One of the things we must do in DHS [Department of Homeland Security] is prioritize the mission,” she said during a House Appropriations Committee Homeland Security subcommittee hearing.
“And those that have committed no other crime, and we look at other factors – length of time in the United States, family relations, ties in the United States, service in the military and the like. Those would be low priority matters.”
Napolitano was responding to questions put by Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ala.), the House Appropriations Committee chairman, who wanted to know how many of the estimated 14-20 million illegal aliens believed to be in the country were being deported by the DHS.
She replied that roughly 400,00 individuals were removed from the U.S. in FY2011, 90 percent of whom fell under priorities set out in March 2011 by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), focusing on criminals and other dangerous illegal aliens.
“But were there any deported that were just simply here illegally?” Rogers asked.
“There were a small number that would have been picked up, and yes,” Napolitano replied.
She explained that 90 percent of those deported “were in one of our categories” while the remaining 10 percent were deported “for a variety of reasons.”
In the case of “those that have committed no other crime” the department would take into consideration factors such as length of stay in the country, military service and family ties in the U.S.
When Aderholt asked whether that amounted to “amnesty,” Napolitano disagreed, saying the term was “way too overused with respect to immigration.” She defended the DHS by citing the 10 percent who are removed for reasons other than criminal status.
According to DHS and ICE figures, 396,906 illegal aliens were deported in fiscal year 2011. Of all those removed, 9.5 percent are listed as “other removable aliens.”
On March 2, 2011, ICE Director John Morton issued a memo outlining priorities for the apprehension, detention, and removal of aliens.
The three priorities listed in the memo were: Aliens who pose a danger to national security or a risk to public safety; recent illegal entrants; and aliens who are fugitives or otherwise obstruct immigration controls.
Transcript of exchange between Rogers and Napolitano:
Rogers: I want to ask you about our illegal immigration deportation policy. I know that you are deporting criminal aliens and I congratulate you on that. That’s what we all want. My question, though, deals with those non-criminal illegal aliens — people who have not committed a crime in this country, or at least convicted it. Are we deporting any of those people?
Rogers: How many?
Napolitano: Well, FY ’11 – the last year we have numbers for – we removed from the country roughly 400,000 individuals. Of those, 55 percent had criminal convictions. That’s a much higher number than a couple years ago when it was in the low 30s. But the remainder fit within other priorities – they were fugitives, some existing warrants, they were recent border crossers, they were repeat violators – they meet other of or priority guidelines in ICE.
Rogers: But were there any deported that were just simply here illegally?
Napolitano: There were a small number that would have been picked up, and yes.
Napolitano: I would, well in FY ’11, 90 percent of all those deported were in one of our categories. They were criminal aliens, recent border crossers, repeat violators, fugitives from warrants, and that remainder – 10 percent had a variety of reasons why they were deported. Some of them were deported because they were picked up in conjunction with others who were being arrested. There’s a variety of reasons, as you know.
Rogers: You say recent border crossers.
Napolitano: Excuse me please?
Rogers: What do you mean recent border crossers?
Napolitano: Those that we picked up near the border. We are actually making – we are not just turning them around and busing them back across the border. We’re actually putting them into the system. They get a record. They are actually removed from the country. That’s helpful in a number of ways, one of which is it gives us greater flexibility of how to deal with them if we find them as a repeat violator.
Rogers: There are an estimated 13, 14 million – or whatever – illegal aliens in the country. The great bulk of whom have not committed a crime. What is the policy of the administration on, ah, dealing with those illegal aliens who have not committed a crime and are not recent border crossers?
Napolitano: Or in other category priorities. Well, as you said in your opening statement, you know, one of the things we must do in DHS is prioritize the mission. And those that have committed no other crime – and we look at other factors; length of time in the United States, family relations – ties in the United States – service in the military, and the like. Those would be low priority matters.
Rogers: Well, some people say, you’ve given those people amnesty; that they no longer need worry about being here illegally. What do you say to that?
Napolitano: Well, I think the amnesty is, quite frankly, way too overused with respect to immigration. This is an area that profoundly needs to be reexamined by the Congress for a whole host of reasons. But the fact of the matter is, the numbers, as I laid out to you in FY ’11, 90 percent of those removed, did fall within mission priorities as we have stated them. Ten percent did not, but they were still removed from the country.
Now matter how much they try nobody rationale believes the Obama’s administration’s statement’s on border security. Our borders are more open then ever and Obama is doing everthing in his power to keep it that way. The Obama administration has stopped building the fence, they have also restricted the movements of Border Patrol agents. The promised deployment of National Guard troops was delayed along with eventually providing less troops then promised and after that the troops are being sent home early. There is a full scale war going on in Mexico and Americans are dying on both sides of the border and Obama just doesn’t seem to care. Mexican narco-terrorist have killed more Americans this year then Al-Qaeda, Obama’s failure to protect our borders is a dereliction of duty. Obama is choosing politics over the safety of the American people all to garnber votes from the Latino block. And now with 18 months until the next election Obama is back on the campaign trail so we can expect nothing to get done. Obama is too much of a coward to make any major effort now to secure America’s border just so he doesn’t anger his leftist base. It’s a shame more Americans will probably die due to Obama’s lack of a spine.
Pentagon contradicts Napolitano’s border assessment
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano’s recent description of a U.S.-Mexico border that’s “as secure as it has ever been” appears to be in direct opposition to a Pentagon assessment.
For months the nation’s Homeland Security Secretary has repeatedly insisted that everything is safe and secure on the southwest border, even as violence escalates and overwhelmed federal agents are increasingly attacked by heavily armed drug smugglers. Just last month Napolitano declared that violence along the Mexican border is merely a mistaken “perception” because the area is safe and “open for business.” Furthermore, President Obama’s Homeland Security Secretary assured that “some of America’s safest communities are in the Southwest border region.”
During another speech, Napolitano accused critics of the Obama administration of exaggerating the problems on the U.S.-Mexican border.
“Our nation’s sovereignty is being violated and Americans killed by illegal aliens and all we get are photo opportunities with Obama administration officials and scoldings from the Mexican government officials including President Calderon,” said police officer Iris Veguilla, herself a Latino.
According to officials at Judicial Watch, a public-interest group that investigates public corruption and fraud, U.S. Defense Department officials believe the border is actually a gateway for Mexican criminal organizations that have infiltrated the entire country and joined forces with terrorist groups. A top Pentagon official contradicts Napolitano’s fairytale assessment, pointing out that Mexican criminal organizations extend well beyond the southwest border to cities across the country, including big ones like Atlanta, Chicago and Detroit.
Addressing a U.S. Senate hearing this week, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counter-narcotics and Global Threats William Wechsler warned lawmakers that all their constituencies are confronted by the threat of Mexican drug cartels.
Even more alarming is that once in the United States, the Mexican criminal groups are becoming more dangerous by forming networks with each other and insurgent or terrorist groups. In some regions the “threat networking” not only engages in drug trafficking but kidnapping, armed robbery, extortion, home invasions and other serious crimes.
The threat is so great that the assistant Defense secretary offered federal legislators military assistance in the name of protecting national security.
“Many of the global and regional terrorists who threaten interests of the United States finance their activities with proceeds from narcotics trafficking,” Wechsler reminded, adding that “extremist and international criminal networks frequently exploit local geographical, political or social conditions to establish safe havens from which they can operate with impunity.”
Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.), a staunch supporter of tough immigration enforcement, once again called on Napolitano to resign last week. Tancredo has led many congressional efforts to protect the borders against illegal immigration.
An incident that involved a gunfight in December between Border Patrol agents near Nogales, Ariz., and armed drug smugglers has been a sore point with Tancredo. One member of the U.S. Border Patrol, Brian Terry, was killed by automatic gunfire during a shoot-out that highlighted the fact that U.S. law enforcement officers are out-manned and out-gunned by Mexican criminals.
The Obama administration also claimed it increased the number of Border Patrol agents from about 10,000 in 2004 to more than 20,700 now. However, an examination of records reveals that the increase in border agents occurred during the Bush administration when the number of agents reached upwards of 18,000 in 2008.
As Americans die and the violations of or borders continue, the mouthpiece for the Obama administration just keeps on lying. Are the Democrats so corrupt with power that they will continue there “Col Klink game of “I see Noooothing” while driving our economy and culture into third world status. There are few sectors of our border “under control” Napolitano’s double speak is insulting at best, in the worst case thousands could die. Border Agents will tell you its worse then ever, and current policies are making it more deadly every day. Let’s see if Napolitno would let her grandkids go hiking along the border on federal parkland, oops it already closed due to violence. It’s mind boggling how open and unsecure our borders are. We are the most lax country on the earth when it comes to border sovereightny, very little of are borders north,south or east, west is truly secure. Just about anybody can arrive by boat or plane and just wander around. Most if stopped are given a “notice to appear” and let go, in the times we live in this is nuts and it has already bit us in the ass. The Barrack Hussein Obama administration should be held responsible for ever single American that is made to suffer at the hands of these lax enforcement policies. Illegals drive down wages, dillute the job pool, leech tax payer money from government services and drive up healthcare and insurance costs. The list of negatives could fill pages, we need to cherry pick the best and brightest of those wanting to legally emigrate. Those folks who actually want to become Americans, learn ENGLISH and contribute to our culture. We don’t need a bunch of ungratefull pricks who are only here to make money and make little effort to “melt in”. To many sneek in, form pockets of home add nothing to our nation. We should be securing our borders and deporting those who criminally entered. There are millions of great folks waiting there turn what does it say to them about America that cheaters win while they play by the rules and get screwed. I guess it say’s “Welcome To Obama’s America”
NewsBorder Patrol Data Contradicts Napolitano’s Testimony That U.S. Has ‘Effective Control of the Great Majority’ of Both Northern and Southern BordersWednesday, February 09, 2011
By Edwin Mora
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
(CNSNews.com) — Data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, contradicts testimony that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano gave the House Homeland Security Commmittee on Wednesday in which she said that the U.S. government had secured “effective control of the great majority” of the both the northern and southern borders.
According to the data that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has provided to CNSNews.com, as of Sept. 30, 2010 (the end of fiscal year 2010), the U.S. government had established “effective control” of only about 44 percent (873 miles) of the 1,994-mile-long southwest border and only about 2 percent (69 miles) of the approximately 4,000 mile-long northern border.
Border miles under “effective control” is a metric the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) uses in its annual performance reports to measure the success of the Border Patrol.
As defined by DHS, a mile of the border is under the “effective control” of the government “when the appropriate mix of personnel, equipment, technology and tactical infrastructure has been deployed to reasonably ensure that when an attempted illegal entry is detected, the Border Patrol has the ability to identify, classify and respond to bring the attempted illegal entry to a satisfactory law enforcement resolution.”
In other words, a border mile under “effective control” is a place on the border where the U.S. government can be “reasonably” expected to intercept an illegal crosser.
Despite the CBP data showing that as of Sept. 30, 2010 only 44 percent of the U.S. Mexico border and only 2 percent of the U.S.-Canada border was under “effective control,” Napolitano told the House Homeland Security panel on Wednesday: “Well, I think in terms of manpower, technology, infrastructure, we have effective control over the great majority of both borders particularly at the ports and then we are using manpower and new technology to help us between the ports.”
“It is a project that is never-ending,” Napolitano told the committee. “We are relentless in it. We recognize that when you are a country as large as ours with the kind of land borders we have that you’re never going to seal those borders. That is an unrealistic expectation.”
“But I would say my top priority in terms of effective control is the Tucson sector of the southwest border,” she said.
Napolitano’s comments were in response to a question from Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.), whose district lies on the border, who asked her to provide the percentage of both of the U.S. land borders that the U.S. government had under control.
After Napolitano’s testimony, CBP and DHS did not return calls from CNSNews.com seeking comment on the contrast between Napolitano’s claim to the congressional committee that the government had “effective control over the great majority of both borders” and CBP’s assessment that as of Sept. 30, the government had “effective control” over only 44 percent of the southern border and 2 percent of the northern.
The Border Patrol, a division of the CBP, is responsible for securing a total of 8,607 miles of the U.S. border. This includes all 1,994 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border, approximately 4,000 miles of the U.S.-Canada border, plus sectors of coastline in the Gulf of Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Last October, a CBP spokesperson told CNSNews.com that as of Sept. 30, 2010, Border Patrol, had established “effective control” over 1,107 miles (about 13 percent) of the 8,607 miles it is responsible for securing.
Among the 1,107 miles under “effective control,” 69 miles are on the U.S.-Canada border, 165 miles are in the coastal sectors covered by the Border Patrol, and 873 are on the U.S.-Mexico border.
That means the U.S. government did not have “effective control” of about 56 percent percent of the 1,994-mile-long U.S.-Mexico border or about 98 percent of the approximately 4,000-mile-long northern border.
When CNSNews.com asked Rep. Farenthold if he agreed with Napolitano that the majority of both U.S. borders was under “effective control,” he expressed doubt.
“I think that if we had effective control of both borders we wouldn’t see the level of drugs getting in this country that we do,” the border congressman told CNSNews.com. “So, I’d say we don’t have the level of control that we need to have both in fighting the war on drugs and the war on terror.”
“It’s hard to believe you have control of the borders when you see the proliferation of drugs in this country,” he added. “It’s clear that there are good paths to get drugs into this country and my fear is that those same paths can be exploited by terrorists to bring people and the tools of terrorism into this country. So it’s an ongoing effort. I think they think they’ve got the best level of control they can, but it’s something that can always be improved.”