Barrack Hussein Obama’s declaration of war on the private sector is just his latest of many pathetic comments on those who succeed, despite the federal governments meddling. ” Obama said, “If you got a business, you didn’t build that — somebody else made that happen.” Nobody asked Barrack where all the tax dollars come from to build all those roads and bridges. All those federal programs are payed for with tax dollars collected from the very jobs and products that private sector business men and women create. The economy and government exist thanks to those few who create. Obama’s ideology is what you see now in Europe, and it is a complete failure. The fallacy that the successful don’t pay enough taxes is pure demagoguery. Nearly 50% of the country pay no federal income taxes while the rest are paying for Obama’s entitlement explosion. Currently only 62% of the country is employed while over 148 million Americans receive entitlements.When Social Security, Medicare and unemployment benefits are included, nearly half of the nation households receive a government check. The fact is most of the wealthy unlike Obama earned there wealth by working harder, taking more chances and sometime failing more then the average American. We should celebrate success and encourage it, that’s where future job growth will come. If big government spending created so much why are so many people struggling more then ever. Barrack Hussein Obama’s declaration of war on the private sector is just his latest of many pathetic comments on those who succeed, despite the federal governments. ” Obama said, “If you got a business, you didn’t build that — somebody else made that happen.” Nobody asked Barrack where all the tax dollars come from to build all those roads and bridges. All those federal programs are payed for with tax dollars collected from the very jobs and products that private sector business men create. The economy and government exist thanks to those few who create. Obama’s ideology is what you see now in Europe, and it is a complete failure. The fallacy that the successful don’t pay enough taxes is pure demagoguery. Nearly 50% of the country pay no federal income taxes while the rest are paying for Obama’s entitlement explosion. Currently only 62% of the country is employed while over 148 million Americans receive entitlements.When Social Security, Medicare and unemployment benefits are included, nearly half of the nation households receive a government check. The fact is most of the wealthy unlike Obama earned there wealth by working harder, taking more chances and sometime failing more then the average American. We should celebrate success and encourage it, that’s where future job growth will come. If big government spending created so much why are so many people struggling more then ever.
Clooney and friends Kony 2012 video is a giant scam and a text book example of a liberal propaganda campaign. For starters almost all the players behind this are con artists and propagandist, they would make Josef Goebbels proud. For starters this Kony guy is not even in Uganda since 2006 when this film was originaly produced under the title “Invisible Children”. Another lie this scam keeps repeating is his Lords Resistance Army has 30,000+ children soldiers terrorizing Uganda . That number is actually a guess on how many children where kidnapped over 30 years, just one of many “facts” they stretch. The worst part of this entire con is the $30 dollar “Action Kits” the video try’s to shakedown it viewers for. My god who would not want to give just $30 dollars to “Help The CHILDREN”. Unfortunately like the majority of these liberal cause of the week shakedowns, the only folks who benefit are the con artists who run these long cons. According to the site Charity Navigator only a tiny percentage of the money somewhere between 16 to 30% reaches the ground. Besides this scams terrible record of transparency they refused to cooperate with the Better Business Bureau.
Compensation of Leaders | % of Compensation relative to amount of money made by IC | Title
$88,241 | 0.99% | Ben Keesey – CEO
$89,669 | 1.00% | Jason Russell – Co-Founder/Filmmaker
$84,377 | 0.94% | Laren Poole – Co-Founder/Filmmaker
Total Contributions: $10,334,060
Program Service Revenue: $3,423,351
Total Primary Revenue: $13,757,411
Other Revenue $7,769
TOTAL REVENUE: $13,765,180
Program Expenses: $7,163,384
Administrative Expenses: $1,444,570
Fundraising Expenses: $286,678
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES: $8,894,632
Payments to Affiliates $0 Excess (Or deficit) for the year: $4,870,548
Net Assets $6,584,811
They also fail to mention that some money is going to the Ugandan military who’s record of atrocity and abuse is ongoing. The current regime of Marxist Yoweri Museven who has been in power for over 25 years is rampant with corruption and human rights abuses. This area of the world has no good guys, it comes down to who is are puppet, we have no business being there. This propaganda campaign is actively lobbying for Obama to send U.S. Military forces to hunt Kony down. Just like are media inspired war in Somalia the media will start running stories of the horrible actions going on and the blowhards like Sen. McCain and whatever idiots from Obama’s side will commence with there dog and pony shows advocating we drone someone or send in the SEALS. In fact it has already started, to placate his liberal base and keep there money flowing OBAMA has ordered over 100 “advisors” from the Special Operations Command to Central Africa to assist in hunting this crazy old man down. This on top of the already larger contingent of U.S. military already deployed for Obama’s new AFRICOM mission. How many goddam wars is Obama going to start, we have no dog in this fight. We have Mexican cartels murdering Americans in are own streets and Barrack Hussein Obama refuses to act against those terrorist just who does Obama think he works for?
By the way Jason Russel the co-founder and filmmaker of this propaganda was recently arrestted for running around his neighborhood completely naked ranting “Your The Devil” while jumping on a passing car and masturbating. These are the sort of idiots that Barrack Hussein Obama is influenced by.
The Democratic party might as well rename there party the Mexocrat Party, they no longer stand up for American citizens. Time after time the Democrats have refused to support even the most minor of immigration reform bllls. The Democrats killed the border security fence, killed voter verification, killed workplace verification, now they seem to be in support of killing Americans to garner the Mexican vote. The 20 million plus illegals are an obscene drain on the American taxpayer, they are literally stealing from the American people. Illegal aliens are involved in the deaths of thousands of Americans every single year, we have spent hundreds of billions of dollars fighting Al-Qaeda overseas while at the same time thousands of illegals stream across are open unguarded border every single day. Many of these illegals end up killing, raping, robbing and terrorizing American citizens every day. The rest steal jobs, drive down wages why paying zero in taxes. Cities already struggling to serve there taxpayers are being bankrupted forking out services to illegal aliens who pay nothing. The Democrats have no problem dumping the responsibility for these folks on local governments while refusing to take responsibility for the negative effects. Illegal Aliens are a drain on our schools, hospitals and public safety forces, worse yet the Obama administration has fought every single attempt by state and local governments to fix these problems. It getting to the point where jobless Americans will have to deal with this issue are own way.
Democrat Lawmakers: Americans Killed by Drunk-Driving Illegal Aliens Doesn’t Justify Law to Check Legal Status
By Penny Starr
Rep.Sue Myrick (R-N.C.) sponsored the Scott Gardner Act after a college student was run over in her state by an illegal alien who was driving drunk. Myrick testified at a House hearing on the bill on March 8, 2012. (CNSNews.com)
(CNSNews.com) – Despite testimony from a man whose brother was killed by an illegal alien who was driving drunk and had five previous DWI arrests, Democrats spoke out against legislation that would allow arresting officers to check the legal status of aliens and transfer confirmed illegal immigrants into federal custody.
Wednesday’s hearing of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement focused on the Scott Gardner Act, sponsored by Rep. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.), who testified on the first panel.
The bill is named after a University of North Carolina student, Scott Gardner, who was run over by Jorge Humberto Hernandez-Soto, an illegal alien who was driving drunk and who had been returned to Mexico 17 times before he killed the young college student, according to a 2005 article about the incident in the Charlotte Observer.
“By directing state officers to treat people differently based upon their perceived alienage, the bill would essentially become a national version of the Arizona and Alabama immigration laws, inviting widespread racial profiling and discrimination in violation of the Constitution,” Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), the ranking Democratic member, said at Wednesday’s hearing.
In support of her argument, Lofgren cited a Supreme Court ruling against a provision of the Brady Act, which required state officers to perform a federal background check on prospective gun buyers.
Rep. Charles Gonzalez (D-Texas), testified on March 8, 2012, that he opposes the Scott Gardner Act because it would be a burden on state and local law enforcement personnel and was ‘probably unconstitutional.’ (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)
In the Gardner legislation (HR 3808), the inquiry about legal status takes place after the individual has been arrested for driving while intoxicated and the arresting officer has “reasonable grounds” to believe the that individual is an alien. If the individual is determined to be in the country illegally, they would be transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Rep. Charles Gonzalez (D-Texas), who also testified on the first panel at the hearing, argued that drunk driving was already covered when state and local law enforcement agencies are taking part in the Department of Homeland Security’s Secure Communities program, which allows them to check an arrested individual’s legal status using a federal database.
“H.R. 3808 can’t help with deportations for drunk driving because ICE already considers DUI a high priority offense,” Gonzalez said in his opening remarks.
Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, testified on March 8, 2012 at a House hearing about the need for a law to identify and deport illegal aliens who are arrested for driving under the influence. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)
In a related case, however, Brian McCann’s deceased brother, Dennis McCann, lived in Cook County, a jurisdiction where officials have said they will not cooperate with federal authorities on immigration matters. In fact, Saul Chavez, the man who killed Dennis McCann in a drunk-driving incident, had five prior drunk-driving arrests was either jailed briefly or released, including when he was released on bail before he could be tried in court for Dennis McCann’s death.
Chavez’s whereabouts are still unknown, according to authorities.
Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, testified at the hearing that the Scott Gardner legislation was essential to fill a “very serious gap in immigration law enforcement that enables a particularly dangerous set of individuals to remain in our communities in defiance of our laws.”
In a blog on Jan. 2012, Vaughan wrote about the “ill-conceived ordinance” that required the sheriff of Cook County (which includes Chicago) to ignore ICE’s request to hold criminal aliens to allow the federal agency to start the deportation process.
Vaughan said that over the “last few months” more than 100 criminal illegal aliens had been released back into the community in Cook County, including Chavez, who was released from jail in November after his brother posted 10 percent of his $250,000 bail. Chavez has not been seen since then.
Myrick testified at the hearing that since 2006, 11,494 illegal aliens have been arrested in Mecklenburg County, which is in her district. Among those arrests, 2,789, or 24 percent, were from driving drunk.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, said on March 8, 2012, that she opposed legislation that would allow state and local law enforcement officers to check the legal status of individuals who are arrested for drunk driving. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)
“It’s a big problem and it’s only getting bigger,” Myrick said. The bill was re-introduced by Myrick in January and it remains in committee.
“How many people must die before illegal immigrant drunk drivers are detained and removed?” Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Calif.), chairman of the subcommittee said at the hearing. “Why is it that they are not a priority for our administration?
“Congress has no choice but to act since the administration apparently is not going to,” Gallegly said. “Rep. Myrick’s bill solves the problem and ensures that illegal immigrants who drink and drive are detained and processed by ICE.”
In yet another shot to the American people Barrack Hussein Obama dismantles yet another program safeguarding the citizens. This is just another petty little political gimmick to get votes from Mexicans. This program was a cheap effective force multiplier to screen the millions of illegal alien criminal that state and local law enforcement have to spend taxpayer dollars arresting every year. If anything the program should be broadened to force law enforcement to verify the status of anyone suspected of being here illegally. The Obama administration seems more concerned with getting votes then it is safeguarding the American people. The Obama administration is quickly dismantling every single aspect of our already pathetically weak border security apparatus. The Obama administration has defunded the fence, decreased border patrol agents and dismantled every single interdiction program on the books including work place raids. They have even gone as far as ordering ICE release every illegal without major criminal records. I guess in Obama world only the federal laws they favor are enforced, last time I checked violating the soveriegn borders of our country was a federal crime.
Immigration enforcement program to be shut down
The Obama administration is starting to shut down a program that deputized local police officers to act as immigration agents. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have trained local officers around the country to act as their agencies’ immigration officers. Working either in jails or in the field, the officers can check the immigration status of suspects and place immigration holds on them.
The program, known as 287(g), reached its peak under President George W. Bush, when 60 local agencies signed contracts with ICE to implement it. But that trend slowed significantly under President Obama – only eight agencies have signed up since he took office, and none has done so since August 2010.
Now, in their proposed budget for the upcoming year, Department of Homeland Security officials say they will not sign new contracts for 287(g) officers working in the field and will terminate the “least productive” of those agreements – saving an estimated $17 million. All the contracts between ICE and local police agencies run for three years, so that portion of the program could be finished by November when the last contract for field officers expires.
In its budget request, DHS said officials instead will focus on expanding Secure Communities, a program that checks the fingerprints of all people booked into local jails against federal immigration databases. The follow-up work in those cases is done by ICE agents, not local police.
“The Secure Communities screening process is more consistent, efficient and cost-effective in identifying and removing criminal and other priority aliens,” the department explained in its budget request.
The program had been criticized by Homeland Security inspector general reports, which found that local officers were not being properly trained and there was not enough oversight to ensure that local agencies weren’t using the program to engage in racial profiling.
A study last year by the Migration Policy Institute, a non-partisan think tank, found that immigrants developed “fear and mistrust of authorities” when they realized that local police could act as immigration agents.
The main complaint Friday from groups that oppose 287(g) was that the program isn’t being terminated immediately, and that its replacement – Secure Communities – is not much better.
“The 287(g) program has been repeatedly called into question by advocates as well as the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general, and should be terminated rather than sustained with taxpayer money,” said Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum. “The Secure Communities program is surrounded by grave concerns about the impact to public safety, community policing and civil rights abuses.”
Defenders of the program, such as Jessica Vaughan, of the Center for Immigration Studies, say Homeland Security is “putting politics ahead of public safety” by cutting back the 287(g) program. She said Secure Communities is helpful but that local officers working in the field are better able to identify illegal immigrants who may not have their fingerprints in federal databases, making it harder to identify them. She said some agencies such as the Colorado Department of Public Safety have used their 287(g) officers to suppress drug and human smuggling, gang activity and identity theft and said many sheriffs and police chiefs prefer the program to Secure Communities. “The problem for ICE is that while they may feel that they get political brownie points for this kind of gesture, in reality what the anti-enforcement groups want is for them to end 287(g) and Secure Communities, not curtail them,” said Vaughan, director of policy studies for the center. “So it’s futile – they end up making everyone on both sides angry.”
Is anybody really shocked to hear to that even Obama’s advisers knew the stimulus was fraud. All Barrack Hussein Obama’s “Hope and Change” rhetoric produced was a country with less hope and little change in our pockets. This Saul Alinsky wannabee who is surrounded by the lunatic fringe of the radical far-left has no clue how an economy works. There infatuation with government run by centralized planning is a historically failed model. There is not a single example in the entire history of the world where a democracy has flourished run by snobby elitists who think they know better. There is virtually no one in the entire Obama inner circle or economic team that has had success in private sector job creation. Government numbers put the cost of a stimulus created job at $278.000 a piece, does anybody outside of Washington think that’s not insane? On what planet is that a responsible use of the taxpayers money. When elitists in Washington dole out hundred’s of billion’s of dollars they are picking and choosing who wins and loses. That’s not how a capitalist based economy should work, there lies the dirty little secret. Barrack Hussein Obama does not believe in capitalism or America. The entire Obama,Pelosi and Reid stimulus was an exercise in crony capitalism and political paybacks. The two textbook examples are the GM bailout and Solyndra. The labor unions got a massive kickback and the bond holders got screwed and bullied at GM. The Solyndra executives who all where big Obama campaign bundlers all walked away with millions while the taxpayers lost half a billion dollars in that scam. After all the new debt Obama has saddled the country with there is nothing to show it did anything but kickback hundreds of billions to his campaign donors.
By Bill Wilson — Former White House Council of Economic Advisors head Christina Romer apparently never thought the $800 billion “stimulus” that was supposed to turn the economy around would work, a new book shedding light on the early days of the Obama Administration says.
A memo brought to light in “The Escape Artists” by Noam Scheiber shows Romer originally proposed a spending plan that totaled $1.8 trillion, but the figure was dismissed as politically infeasible by Larry Summers, Director of the White House Economic Council. Romer came back with a watered down proposal of $1.2 trillion, but that was left out of the final proposal brought before Barack Obama himself.
Nonetheless, even though the final proposal was a full $1 trillion short of what she thought would work, Romer penned the political document that justified the $800 billion figure. Romer’s “The Job Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment” warned that “The recovery plan needs to be large to counter the tremendous job loss that is likely to occur.”
Based on her methodology, she wrote, “the package contains enough stimulus that we can have confidence that it will create sufficient jobs to meet the President-Elect’s goals.”
Then Obama was promising to “save or create” 3 million jobs, a promise he fell way short of. Since he took office, the labor force participation rate has dropped from 65.7 percent to 63.7 percent, resulting in over 4.7 million people have been dropped out of the civilian labor force.
In fact, there were almost 142.2 million people employed when Obama took office. Now, that number dropped to a low of 137.9 million in Dec. 2009 and has only risen to 141.6 million since then. The economy is not even keeping up with the growth of the population, let alone reclaiming a single one of the lost 8 million jobs in this recession.
Romer’s call for more “stimulus” was similar to that of New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. In 2009, he claimed that the Obama “stimulus” was too small to fill a $2.1 trillion hole. So, with the sorry state particularly of the labor market, were Romer and Krugman right?
When actions by the Federal Reserve to expand its balance sheet are taken into consideration — it purchased $1.25 trillion of mortgage-backed securities, $150 billion of Fannie and Freddie debt, and $1.191 of trillion treasuries since Jan. 2009 — the total “stimulus” issued by government has totaled nearly $3.4 trillion.
That exceeds what Romer and Krugman called for by over $1 trillion — with little to show for it. Romer had claimed if the “stimulus” passed that unemployment would be down to 6 percent by now.
Not only did it pass, but the Fed threw $2.6 trillion on top of it for good measure. Yet, a true measure of unemployment that takes into account the drop in working age adults from being counted by the government shows that rate is at 11.01 percent. Those underemployed at 17.6 percent.
All together, that’s 28 million people that cannot find full time work in the Obama economy —in spite of the trillions of dollars the government threw at the problem.
“The Escape Artists” provides a convenient narrative for Obama apologists, following an old dictum from Britain: “The king can do no wrong.” If the king made any poor decisions, it was because he received poor advice.
In this case, Larry Summers is portrayed preventing Obama from ever seeing Romer’s original memo calling for $1.8 trillion in “stimulus”. The evidence, sadly, shows that it would not have made a difference — because the whole concept was flowed from the get-go.
Bill Wilson is the President of Americans for Limited Government. You can follow Bill on Twitter at @BillWilsonALG.
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You really have to wonder what it will take for the Obama administration to defend the borders of our country. We are basically at war with Mexico but for petty self serving reasons the politicans in Washington won’t admit it. No other country on the planet would tolerate the crap we put up wit from Mexico. We have spend hundreds of billions of dollars a year to fight Al-Qaeda overseas while pennies on the dollars are used to combat Mexican terrorism. The entire country of Mexico is corrupt from to to bottom, and now its corruption pouring into our country. The violent war being waged in Mexico for drug routes into the U.S. is entirely there governments fault. For decades the ruling elites participated or failed to address the growing power of the drug lords. From top to bottom parties like the PRI where complicit in the drug trafficking. The local and federal police in Mexico along with the Mexican military from top to bottom participate in the drug trade. Along our entire southern border Americans our being terrorized by violent heavily armed narco terrorists, while our governments looks the other way.
Every year more Americans are being murdered, raped, beaten and robbed by these animals. The city of Phoenix, Arizona has become the kidnapping capital of America, with more incidents than any other city in the world outside of Mexico City and over 370 cases last year alone. Violent Mexican street gangs are spreading throughout the U.S. with direct ties to the drug lords in Mexico. These gang members should be hunted by U.S. military forces and put down using the same tactics we use overseas. These gang members and cartel terrorist are no different then the insurgents we fight in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and the dozen or more other countries we have troops now actively engaged. In fact Americans are likely to be killed by a cartel terrorist, gang member or illegal alien then a card carrying member of Al-Qaeda. The National Parks along the southern border have signs warning Americans to stay out due to safety concerns. Ranchers and land owners along the SE borders have to barricade themselves inside there homes after dark for fear of stumbling upon dozens of AK-47 touting Mexican smugglers. Even in state parks in Northern California hikers have been murdered after stumbling upon Mexican gang members protecting there U.S. based marijuana grows.
There are statistics showing up to fifteen thousand gang related deaths every year in America, most of which are tied to the drugs coming from Mexico A confidential California Department of Justice study reported in 1995 that 60 percent of the twenty thousand members of the 18th Street Gang in California are illegal aliens. If you saw a news story about a country who’s neighbor was conducting armed raids on its citizens killing and kidnapping them, violating there border thousands of times every day. Using aircraft and submarines to deliver harmfull substances that kill its citizens, deploying violent heavily armed thugs in cities throughout the country to terrorize and control the streets. Taking large sums of currency and shipping it back across the border while depleting resources. We have gone to war for a lot less, I think most folks would see this and say damn they should stand up for themselves and fight back. It’s time our government stand up and put the country ahead of petty self serving politcal BS.
DOJ: Sinaloa Cartel’s Influence Extends Well Beyond Border Into ‘Much’ of the U.S.
By Edwin Mora
The Sinaloa cartel’s Ovidio Limon Sanchez, one of the most-wanted U.S. drug fugitives in Mexico, is photographed after being detained by Mexican soldiers in November 2011 (AP Photo).
(CNSNews.com) – The Sinaloa criminal cartel uses its control of drug corridors on both sides of the Arizona-Mexico border to extend its influence well beyond the border area into “much of the United States,” according to the Department of Justice.
U.S. prosecutors have described Sinaloa as “one of the largest narcotics trafficking organizations in the world.”
A member of the cartel, who is facing federal charges in Chicago, claims that he was allowed to traffic tons of drugs into the United States under an immunity deal granted by the U.S. government in exchange for information on rival cartels – a deal allegedly linked to the aborted law enforcement operation known as “Fast and Furious.”
In its Drug Market Analysis 2011 for Arizona, the DOJ’s National Drug Intelligence Center reports that the cartel “dominates drug trafficking routes in Sonora, Mexico, and also controls the drug trafficking corridors in Arizona adjacent to Sonora.”
“The numerous Mexican organizations that constitute the Sinaloa Cartel, such as the Guzmán-Loera and Zambada-Garcia DTOs [drug trafficking organizations] control most drug corridors that cross the international border between Mexico and Arizona, including the Tohono O’odham Nation Indian Reservation and the Nogales POE [U.S. port of entry],” it says.
“The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) estimates that the Sinaloa Cartel-affiliated DTOs control approximately 90 percent of the drugs that cross the border into Arizona. The cartel also controls much of the illicit money and weapons trafficking along the Arizona–Mexico border and within most areas of the Arizona HIDTA [High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area] region.
“The Sinaloa Cartel’s wholesale distribution of heroin and marijuana extends beyond Arizona HIDTA counties to much of the United States,” the analysis adds.
“Local law enforcement agencies within the HIDTA region report that most of the marijuana and heroin that transits the Mexico–Arizona border area is destined for other domestic markets, including those in East Coast states such as New York, Georgia, and Florida, and Midwestern states such as Missouri and Iowa,” the report continues.
“Additionally, the Sinaloa Cartel smuggles large quantities of drugs into the United States through California that members use to supply the Arizona HIDTA region as well as other domestic markets.”
According to the White House, the HIDTA is a federally funded program created by Congress through the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988.
It brings together federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies in task forces that conduct investigations into traffickers in areas identified as “critical drug-trafficking regions of the United States.” HIDTA-designated regions are located across the continental U.S. including the nation’s capital, as well as in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The DOJ’s 2011 analysis focuses on HIDTA regions in Arizona.
“The Arizona HIDTA region is a major entry point for illicit drugs, particularly marijuana and heroin, transported from Mexico to the United States,” it states. “Approximately half of the marijuana smuggled from Mexico typically transits Arizona HIDTA counties. Seizure statistics indicate that Mexican traffickers are increasing marijuana and heroin smuggling from Mexico into the region.
“The Sinaloa Cartel represents the greatest organized criminal drug threat in the Arizona HIDTA counties through its continued dominance over drug trafficking into and through the region.”
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.