Monday, January 22, 2018

Kritarch Patti Saris Sabotages Immigration Enforcement

Kritarch Patti Saris, who thinks it is the job of District Court judges to micromanage the deportation system of the United States, got her wish.  One of the Indonesian illegal aliens benefiting from her little amnesty took the hint and used the opportunity that Saris created to flee from arrest and deportation, absconding to a sanctuary church to hide from arrest.

Kritarch Patti Saris

Saris like many other Federal judges does not like our current immigration system and wants another system more to her liking.  One of those likings is an unlimited number of hearings as to previously denied asylum claims.  Saris knows that when the appeal of her decision that the Indonesian illegal aliens gets reviewed by the Supreme Court, her decision will be struck down.  So she acted to encourage the illegal aliens in the case she is managing to see the writing on the wall, and use her order prohibiting their arrest and deportation to flee arrest.

Carrying his 3-year-old daughter in his arms, Yohanes Tasik scoped out the church classroom he indefinitely would call home.
The Indonesian Christian, facing mounting pressure to report to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, took refuge Friday night inside the Reformed Church of Highland Park. He is the third Indonesian Christian who claimed sanctuary within the church in fear of deportation.
[Indonesian Immigrant Finds Sanctuary In N.J. Church, by Steph Solis, January USA Today, January 16, 2018]

Even the illegal aliens know that minor kritarchs have no authority over deportations, especially those that have been fully adjudicated and any claim of asylum found to be without any basis so they are taking up other options to fight deportation, like fleeing and hiding.

And Kritarch Saris has not stopped.  She is moving forward with more orders to halt deportation of illegal aliens.

A federal judge on Wednesday signaled she may extend an order preventing the deportation of roughly 50 Indonesian Christians living illegally in New Hampshire, a process that immigration officials began after U.S. President Donald Trump took office.
U.S. District Judge Patti Saris in Boston expressed concern the Indonesians could be deported before their administrative appeals were finished, given their claims they could face religious persecution in the world’s largest majority-Muslim nation.
[U.S. Judge May Extend Freeze On Indonesian Immigrants' Deportation, by Nate Raymond, Reuters, January 17, 2018]

Kritarch Saris just does not accept that the immigration courts found no basis for their claim of persecution, and there is no evidence that they would face persecution today.  And she and other kritarchs have acted outside the law, something that the reporter surprisingly puts in the story.

Federal officials contend they have always had the authority to deport them at any time.
“There’s no legal basis for them to ask for more time,” Vinita Andrapalliyal, a U.S. Justice Department lawyer, argued in court on Wednesday.
Federal law gives authority over immigration matters to the executive branch, not the courts.
Over the Justice Department’s objections, Saris last year ruled she had jurisdiction over the case. She entered a temporary order blocking the Indonesians’ deportation until she could decide whether to impose a preliminary injunction.

And the Treason Bar attorney demanded that Kritarch Saris create a whole new second immigration appeals system of unlimited delay for these illegal aliens.

Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero, a lawyer for the Indonesians, argued they should have 90 days to move to reopen their cases after receiving copies of their administrative case files and time to appeal any decision rejecting those motions.

Kritarch Saris thinks that her feelings about a deportation are the same as the law.

“We don’t want to put them on a ship back unless someone has had chance to look at if there’s a really bad situation for them,” Saris said. “That’s my concern.”

Well, that is not Kritarch Saris' concern.  The concern over persecution overseas is reviewed by the Executive Branch, and that decision was entered, there is no "bad situation" for her to be concerned about.

And Saris is not the only kritarch that thinks they run immigration policy, Mark Goldsmith thinks he runs immigration policy as well; he is ordering the release of hundreds of Iraqi illegal aliens and criminal aliens, all because he wants them to have another bite at the apple, they, like the Indonesians, lost claims to political asylum years ago.

A federal judge in Michigan has ordered the government to give bond hearings in preparation for releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants from Iraq into the community, saying the Constitution protects them from indefinite detention in the U.S.
U.S. District Judge Mark A Goldsmith, an Obama appointee, earlier had halted deportations for nearly 300 Iraqis, saying that although they had long been ordered removed, conditions on the ground in Iraq had changed and they deserved new hearings.
His latest ruling Tuesday evening goes further, certifying some of the Iraqis as a class-action lawsuit and saying most of them should be “allowed to return to their productive lives” while they wait for new hearings — meaning they must be released from detention unless the government can prove they are a major risk to public safety.
[Judge Orders Potential Release Of Hundreds Of Illegals From Iraq, by Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, January 3, 2018]

Kritarch Mark Goldsmith

Both these kritarchs are part of illegal and unconstitutional #Resistance to the lawful immigration policies of  President Trump.  Illegal aliens get only one hearing and one set of appeals to deportation.  They don't get another new and illegal set of hearings and appeals just because some minor kritarch wants something.  Time for Congress to end this by prohibiting review of immigration and deportation decisions.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Arrest Jose Andres

Famous Spanish chef, Jose Andres, jumped into the immigration debate and promptly admitted that his business model is much like that of the much despised Chipotle, a business model based on profiting off the labor of illegal aliens.  Instead of hiring young Black Americans who have a horrible unemployment rate, Andres hates blacks, and prefers more obedient, tractable, and submissive illegal aliens who have few options when cheated, overworked, or not paid overtime.  It is amazing how legal immigrants like Andres attract and aid illegal aliens, all in violation of Title 8 United States Code Section 1324, Harboring Illegal Aliens, and 8 USC 1324a, Unlawful Employment of Aliens.

Washington is the kind of city where you can learn a lot by listening to the conversations over dinner. At my restaurants, I have been lucky to join the conversation with presidents and first ladies, senators and ambassadors.
But right now, you can hear the most important conversations if you walk past the tables out front and into my kitchens. There — amid the din of knives chopping, plates clattering and chefs calling out a staccato stream of food orders — you’ll hear from people who look and sound a lot like America. English predominates, but you’ll also catch Haitian Creole, French and Spanish. Natural-born citizens and naturalized citizens like me work alongside those on temporary visas. I believe that all these voices make us stronger, more creative and courageous, less complacent and fearful.
[José Andrés: How The Immigration Debate Hits A Restaurant Kitchen, by Jose Andres, WaPo, January 18, 2018]

Ruthless Exploiter Of Illegal Aliens, Jose Andres, Immigrant

Left out of the French, Spanish, and Creole speaking peons at Jose Andres' restaurants is the patois of the urban black American youth.

Despite the District's robust economic progress this decade, black residents and those who lack a college degree haven't benefited as much as their white and more-educated peers have, according to a study published today by the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute.
Additionally, the city's overall unemployment rate of 6.4 percent as of 2016 remains higher than before the recession in 2007 when it was 5.6 percent. While last year's rate is down from over 9 percent in 2010, DCFPI says this suggests that residents have not fully recovered from the economic downturn. And because unemployment among white and Hispanic residents is lower now than it was in 2007—at 1.7 and 3.5 percent, in turn—the chasm between those groups and black residents has only grown since the recession.
[Unemployment Rate for Black D.C. Residents is Higher Than Pre-Recession, by Andrew Giambrone, Washington City Paper, March 2, 2017]

Now this writer knows why Andres won't hire most blacks, but that is no excuse for someone who whines about his white skin and blue eyes.

Despite the many hardships of being a new immigrant, life was relatively easy for me — in no small part because of my fair skin and blue eyes. America isn’t the only place where this happens; it is a human sickness. We have a hard time welcoming those who are different from us.

But for all his virtue signalling, Andres is really a ruthless exploiter, who obviously pays his peons pennies, unlike Donald Trump, who pays his dishwashers a starting pay of $20.00 an hour.

Andres' business plan though relies on a ready supply of illegal aliens to make a profit, just like the more downscale Chipotle.

It was also in 2001 that Manuel started as a cook at my Spanish restaurant, Jaleo. I have come to know him as someone who works hard, pays his taxes and is raising his children — a son with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status and two American-born children — to respect the country that gave him so much. But now, his family’s future is in doubt. “I just want to work to be able to send my two American-born children to university; I want them to have a better life than mine,” he told me...
As Americans, we also have much to lose if hundreds of thousands of industrious migrants are expelled. The Center for American Progress estimates that removing TPS workers from the economy would generate a $164 billion hole in gross domestic product over the next decade.

Illegals create $164 billion of GDP?  Unlikely, but what they do create is profits for restaurant owners because they are a docile and obedient workforce unlikely to demand higher wages or better or legal working conditions.

Time for the new work-site enforcement initiative of ICE SVU to target Andres' restaurants.  ICE SVU can start with Jaleo in Washington, DC, just blocks from ICE Headquarters.  Let's see what happens when ICE SVU shows up for an I-9 inspection like they did at 7-11s recently.

You can contact the ICE SVU Special Agent-in-Charge here and ask him about work-site enforcement:

2675 Prosperity Ave
Fairfax, VA, 22031
Phone: (703) 285-6700
Fax: (703) 285-6709

Targeting The Public Illegal Aliens

Steve Sailer has posted on the recent arrests, near arrests, deportations, and attempted deportations of a number of illegal aliens prominent in the amnesty movement or who publicly claimed sanctuary in churches, as has your correspondent.  One generally would think that publicly outing oneself as an illegal alien would be a bad move, but there was no negative to this under Jorge Bush or Barack Hussein Obama.  Both administrations had a hands-off policy to any illegal alien who engaged the public in any way or sought sanctuary in a church.  In fact the only prominent illegal alien to be deported in the last 20 years or so was the infamous Elian Gonzalez, and only because he came from Cuba, the promised land to Bill and Hillary Clinton, or at least Hillary and the then Attorney General, Janet Reno.  It was not until the coming of Donald J. Trump that a battle began in the Administration on what to do with public and flagrant violations of immigration law.  The loser of the first battle in the Trump Administration was a prominent Irish illegal alien activist, John Cunningham, while the winner at the same time was a prominent illegal alien activist Hispanic lesbian Daniela Vargas remain, even though both should have been immediately deported under the Visa Waiver Program.  [Racist Trump Deports White Man, But Lets Hispanic Woman Stay, by Federale, Federale Blog, July 7, 2017]

The strategy of the illegal aliens in these cases was to take advantage of the unwillingness of the previous administrations to either publicly deal with or take action to counter bad press, or open sympathy among the political appointees who ran the immigration bureaucracies under Clinton, Bush, and Obama.  Prior to those administrations, the legacy Immigration and Naturalization (INS) generally dealt swiftly with such public violations of immigration law. It was called in the good old days Area Control, and the legacy INS was serious about it. Any illegal alien who got in the press was immediately arrested. 

That kept heads down, but under Clinton, Bush and Obama, the opposite happened, it was hands-off public violations.  I remember clearly while with the legacy INS under Clinton and an alien activist with AIDS came to the United States, and despite a legal prohibition on the entry of aliens with such communicable diseases, the alien was admitted without delay. 

Since there has been an Administrative Amnesty for public illegal aliens for so long, the Cult Marx left has decided that the unofficial amnesty, much like the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), is now part of the law and aliens have rights under this "law" and they will soon be judge shopping for a kritarch to declare this policy of taking action against politically active illegal aliens unconstitutional. They are broadcasting that they will make this claim under the First Amendment and the new found clause in the First Amendment that gives immunity to illegal aliens actively attacking immigration law enforcement.

But the real issue for immigration patriots is they mealy mouthed response from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that has surrendered the battlespace by conceding the First Amendment issue. It is part of the problem of the Trump Administration Department of Homeland Security, it speaks with two different voices, that of Thomas Homan that all illegal aliens are subject to arrest, and then his subordinates speak of only arresting criminal aliens and terrorists, such as  #DeepState saboteur David Marin.  This is bad and inconsistent messaging; messaging that gives the Treason Bar attorneys and illegal aliens activists an opening to make ridiculous claims before abusive kritarchs.

A top ICE official denied that the agency is targeting immigrants for deportation because of their activism. The agency says its priorities are immigrants who pose a threat to national and border security and public safety. Most, but not all, of the targeted immigrants have criminal records. 
“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement does not target unlawfully present aliens for arrest based on advocacy positions they hold or in retaliation for critical comments they make,” said Matthew Albence, ICE’S executive associate director for Enforcement and Removal Operations, which detains and deports immigrants. “Any suggestion to the contrary is irresponsible, speculative and inaccurate.”
[ICE Has Detained Or Deported Prominent Immigration Activists, By Maria Sacchetti and David Weigel, WaPo, January 19,2018]

ICE should have given a forthright statement, ICE arrests all illegal aliens that come to its attention and uses all available information to identify and arrest illegal aliens.  However, this will now give an opening to all illegal aliens to claim they can't be arrested if they speak out and aren't criminal aliens or terrorists.

Worse yet, in one case, pointed out before by your correspondent, ICE instead of arresting a prominent illegal alien, just hand delivered a letter saying she would be placed in removal proceedings.  That did nothing to the illegal alien but make her more public about her criminal behavior.  If you spend the manpower to hand deliver a letter, ICE could have at least made an arrest.

“I believe that ICE sent me this letter and started deportation proceedings against me because they are not so much against my immigration status, but against my political work,” Villalpando said in her first interview since receiving notice from ICE. “This is political oppression. That’s what they’re doing. ICE is finalizing the transition from law enforcement into a political-oppression apparatus.”
[ICE Targets Prominent Immigration Activist For Deportation, by Lilly Fowler and Enrique Cerna, Crosscut, January 16, 2018] 

And this is a deliberate campaign, no doubt about it. See here, here, here, here, here, and here to name a few examples. This week was obviously designated by a Journolist like conspiracy to highlight this issue, not doubt to bring it to the attention of some kritarch, who in the next week or so will suspend action against politically active illegal aliens.

Frighteningly, a recent Immigration Judge appointee of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, III, Attorney General, seemed to take the amnesty claim for illegal aliens who attack publicly immigration enforcement at face value, and release such an illegal alien who was arrested after attacking ICE publicly following the arrest of his live-in girlfriend.

Almost six weeks after Aburto Gutierrez’s arrest, he appeared before Judge Charles McCullough, who was appointed by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in August. A thinner Aburto Gutierrez, wearing a baggy navy-blue prison uniform, filed into the small courtroom with several other inmates who were dressed in various colors...
The judge called his case first. ICE attorney Neil Floyd asked McCullough to set no bond, which would have extended Aburto Gutierrez’s stay at the detention center. Floyd said the immigrant has no legal way of dodging deportation because his two daughters are currently with their mother in Mexico.
McCullough said Aburto Gutierrez was not a threat to the public and lowered his bond from $25,000 to $5,000. By Friday afternoon, he’d paid the money and was being processed for release. Aburto Gutierrez will now be allowed to apply for legal status, McCullough said.
[Ocean Park Man Released From ICE Lockup, by Amy Nile, Chinook Observer, January 9, 2018]

ICE, of course, was mealy mouthed about the arrest. 

His nickname appeared in an interview that ran in the Observer on Aug. 9 about Diaz’s arrest. Aburto Gutierrez also anonymously recounted the experience in a Nov. 9 Seattle Times article.
ICE Director Thomas Homan insisted Aburto Gutierrez was not the target of retaliation during a late-December phone conversations with Gov. Jay Inslee, who pressed the federal agency for an explanation, the Times reported.
ICE officials say the agency is focused on getting rid of criminals but no one who’s in the country illegally is exempt from the federal crackdown.

What ICE should have said was that all illegal aliens are subject to arrest, and those who come to ICE's attention, get ICE's attention, good and hard.

Note also that Baltazar “Rosas” Aburto Gutierrez, the illegal alien in question, will return immediately to work, despite the fact that he cannot work legally.

Robbins told the judge Aburto Gutierrez’s employer is “ready and willing” to hire him back.

This is shocking in that an Immigration Judge would release such an illegal alien whose attorney stated that the alien would immediately return to violating the law.  Again, Jeff Sessions is not controlling the kritarchs in the immigration bureaucracy.

It is also time for ICE SVU to raid the clam harvesters of Willapa Bay, Pacific County, WA.  Ask Brad Bench, Special Agent-in-Charge, about when he will be making these raids.

Brad Bench, Special Agent-in-Charge, ICE SVU, Seattle

You can contact Brad here and ask him if illegal aliens and scofflaw employers should be allowed to flagrantly break the law.

1000 Second Avenue Suite 2300
Seattle, WA, 98104
Phone: (206) 442-2200
Fax: (206) 442-2201

Friday, January 19, 2018

Despite Crackdown, Some Illegal Aliens Aren't Being Arrested

Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Thomas Homan has said the gloves are off on illegal immigration. ICE seems to be underperforming; is this deliberate? The reality is much different.  ICE has a schizophrenic attitude to illegal aliens, and this is not about those in hiding.  This is about illegal aliens who are quite open about their status and openly agitate against immigration law enforcement.  One of those public illegal aliens is Antonia Alvarez, who appears to have some sort of immunity from the immigration laws of the United States.

For thousands of people living in the United States, the immigration debate is not a political issue, but a matter of personal survival. For Antonia Alvarez, it's also a question of what will happen to her children.
Alvarez, an undocumented immigrant, entered the United States 16 years ago. At the time she fled, she said cartel-linked criminals had been attacking her employees in her decoration-making business in Mexico City.
Alvarez, 47, now lives in New Brighton, Minnesota, with her four children -- three of whom are recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and face possible deportation if the Obama-era policy is rescinded.
[Undocumented Activist Fights For Her Children's Right To Stay In The US, by By Arthur Nazaryan, James Okungu, and Morgan Winsor, ABC News, January 18, 2018]

And she is quite flagrant about it, even harassing members of Congress.

Alvarez, who runs a house-cleaning business by day, is known in her community as an outspoken leader of the activist group La Asamblea de Derechos Civiles de Minnesota, which translates to Civil Rights Assembly of Minnesota, a grassroots organization that advocates for undocumented immigrants...
I’m an undocumented woman, but I’m not a criminal.
Alvarez said she is open about her undocumented status during demonstrations, even to police.
“I am not embarrassed because I don’t have papers," she told ABC News. "I put my face in the front."

And she knows the game well, she and others like her know that ICE despite the claims by Homan that all illegal aliens are subject to arrest, will not arrest her because of the threat of bad publicity.

She believes the visibility provides some layer of protection because authorities know there would be media attention and community backlash if they arrested her. That’s why Alvarez encourages other undocumented immigrants to openly stand up for themselves, as well.

Here's Homan laying down the law for California.  He is talking the talk:

But will he walk the walk? Many illegal aliens, such as Alvarez, know Homan at least appears to be all talk.  If Homan isn't talk as he promises, let Alex Khu, Special Agent-in-Charge of ICE Homeland Security Investigations know about this arrogant illegal alien and ask why he hasn't acted. 

Alex Khu, ICE SVU Special Agent-in-Charge, Minneapolis, MN

You can reach Khu here:

1 Federal Drive Suite 1340
Fort Snelling, MN, 55111
Phone: (612) 843-8800
Fax: (612) 843-8921

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

ICE Not On Message

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) talks tough, but is really afraid of doing its job, arresting illegal aliens.  In a recent story, an illegal alien activist was served with a Form I-862, Notice To Appear, the legal document charging an alien with immigration violations.  For some reason ICE did not arrest her first, which is quite unusual, and a disturbing trend in immigration enforcement, or lack thereof.  An arrogant illegal alien who openly proclaims her status then complains about being told to appear in immigration court.

 Some undocumented immigrants keep their heads down, careful not to attract attention that might get them noticed by federal officers.
Not Maru Mora-Villalpando. The 47-year-old Mexican native has been an outspoken activist for years and has been upfront about staying in the United States after her tourist visa expired.
Now, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has put Mora-Villalpando in deportation proceedings, and she and her supporters have charged the agency with retaliation.
She said she has lived in the United States for more than 25 years. Her daughter, Josefina Alanis Mora, a 20-year-old born in the United States and studying at Western Washington University, called the situation a “nightmare.”
[Activist Maru Mora-Villalpando Says ICE Using Deportation Threat As ‘Intimidation Tactic,' by Nina Shapiro, Seattle Times, January 16, 2017]

To make matters worse, the spokeswoman for ICE responded with blather about ICE continues the Obama policy of targeting criminal aliens.

ICE, asked about Mora-Villalpando’s case, did not respond to the accusation of intimidation. The agency has said it continues to focus on criminals under Trump. However, spokeswoman Yasmeen Pitts O’Keefe reiterated Tuesday, nobody in violation of immigration laws is exempt.

Why is ICE continuing to apologize for enforcing immigration laws, much less not arresting an illegal alien openly proclaiming her contempt for the immigration laws of the United States.  ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan says that every illegal alien should be afraid, but his subordinates are constantly apologizing for enforcing immigration law, which appears to be a pattern.

ICE Director Thomas Homan insisted Aburto Gutierrez was not the target of retaliation during a late-December phone conversations with Gov. Jay Inslee, who pressed the federal agency for an explanation, the Times reported.
ICE officials say the agency is focused on getting rid of criminals but no one who’s in the country illegally is exempt from the federal crackdown.
[Ocean Park Man Released From ICE Lockup, by Amy Nile, Chinook Observer, January 9, 2018]

Homan needs to present ICE with one message, all illegal aliens will be arrested.  He should not allow his subordinates to dilute the message with claims that ICE does only specifically targeted arrests at criminals. The message is mixed and the public is confused.  Illegal aliens are exploiting the mixed message by claiming they aren't the criminal aliens that ICE spokespersons keep referring to in public pronouncements.  Homan should insist that one message be presented to the public, that ICE arrests all illegal aliens it comes across.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Arrests Of Sanctuary City Leaders Coming?

There has been a huge shift in the enforcement strategy of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), or so it appears.  No money-back guarantee.  The enigma at the head of DHS, Kirstjen Nielsen, has stated that DHS and the Department of Justice are consulting, or DHS is pushing, criminal prosecution of Sanctuary City officials who violate Title 8 United States Code, Section 1324, Bringing and Harboring Certain Aliens, the Federal statute that prohibits aiding illegal aliens to remain in the United States.  With regard to The Enigma at the head of DHS, I think that she is an empty vessel, to be filled with what she is told to do, which for the moment is enough, so long as at this moment President Trump and Chief of Staff John Kelly seem to be moving against illegal aliens, at the moment.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts.
“The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Ms. Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Her confirmation came after California’s new sanctuary law went into effect Jan. 1, severely restricting cooperation the state or any of its localities could offer.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan says those policies put his officers and local communities at more risk because they have to arrest illegal immigrants out in the community.
Mr. Homan told The Washington Times last July that he wanted to see local officials charged as complicit in human smuggling if they shielded illegal immigrants through sanctuary policies.
[DHS Seeking To Charge Leaders Of Sanctuary Cities, by Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, January 16, 2017]

We are familiar with Homan's enthusiasm for prosecuting local officials who aid illegal aliens, and there is a long list of obvious suspects for criminal investigations, something that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), derisively referred to by this author as ICE Special Victims Unit (ICE SVU), as ICE SVU cares little for immigration law violations, and appears to have removed the largest immigration law violation, unlawful employment, from its list of violations it investigates.  However, ICE SVU brags that it is the "critical investigative arm" of DHS and its expansive legal authority to investigate.

HSI is a critical investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security and is a vital U.S. asset in combating criminal organizations illegally exploiting America's travel, trade, financial and immigration systems...
HSI has broad legal authority to enforce a diverse array of federal statutes. It uses this authority to investigate all types of cross-border criminal activity...
[HSI Mission Statement, HSI Website, undated]

As the "critical investigative arm" of DHS, ICE SVU should be at the forefront not only arresting Sanctuary City officials, but also of illegal employers.  However ICE SVU was complete failure on its recent re-entry into the area of work-site enforcement, with a measly 21 arrests in raids of 7-11 stores throughout the United States.

More telling though about the complete incompetence of ICE SVU was the recent incident of alien smuggling, and the subsequent aiding of that smuggling attempt by the Sanctuary City of San Antonio.  Your correspondent reported that Chief Williams McManus deliberately refused to identify illegal aliens who were discovered during a failed smuggling attempt that ended in San Antonio.  [Prosecute San Antonio’s Alien-Smuggling Police Chief William McManus And Co-Conspirators at Catholic Charities!, by Federale, VDare, January 7, 2018]  It now confirmed that ICE SVU was notified of the incident, dispatched an ICE SVU agent, who did not arrest the illegal aliens!

The chief, in a written response to Express-News reporter Jason Buch, notes a couple of other items. Homeland Security Investigations was notified after the incident was reported, an agent arrived at the scene one and a half to two hours after the police arrived, the agent was at the headquarters and given access to the 12 immigrants and no one stopped him or her from taking the immigrants into custody.
Homeland Security Investigations, while pledging to continue working with local law enforcement, responds that it “did offer up its assistance and San Antonio Police Department declined to take our assistance. Instead the chief elected to take the case.”
[Chief Made Right Call On Immigrants [sic. Illegal Aliens-ed.], San Antonio Express, January 12, 2017]

For Homan and Nielsen, this is more than just an embarrassment, this is dereliction of duty by the ICE SVU Special Agent and the ICE manager responsible for his actions, Shane Folden, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the San Antonio Field Office.

#DeepState Saboteur ICE SVU Special Agent-in-Charge Shane Folden

Your correspondent warned that ICE SVU would be one of the components of DHS that would undermine immigration enforcement, and that warning to President Trump is again shown to be prescient.  [President Trump Will Have Foes In Immigration Bureaucracy—But Also Friends. They Can Help Him Win, by Federale, VDare, April 25, 2016]

Nielsen and Homan need to make some major changes at ICE SVU if they think that their "critical investigative arm" will be able to competently investigate a high profile criminal offense with high profile defendants who will have unlimited resources for their defense; defendants such as  Governor Jerry Brown, University of California President Janet Napolitano, Meng So, Julie Su, Sheriff Mike Reese, or Jean Shimoto.

The only thing worse than talking about arresting Sanctuary City criminals and not doing anything, is charging them, but losing the case because ICE SVU agents can't or don't know or want to do immigration law investigations.

It is revolutionary for Nielsen and Homan to be even talking about prosecuting Sanctuary City officials, but this will be a bloody and long battle, they need to be in this for the long run, but also to play hard ball, not tiddlywinks.  Besides indicting the Sanctuary City scofflaws, they need to put pressure on these Sanctuary jurisdictions, whether those jurisdictions be cities, States, or public universities.  This pressure should be widespread immigration enforcement operations, such as Homan has promised in Sanctuary Cities.  [Go Big Or Go Home—Time For ICE’s Thomas Homan To Crack Down On California, by Federale, VDare, January 5, 2018]  To counter the vast legal resources provided by the unlimited budgets of States such as California and the white-shoe big law firms that support illegal immigration, Homan needs to bring a veritable Reign of Terror, minus the guillotines and firing squads, to the illegal aliens in California.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Color Me Unimpressed

Thomas Homan should know better.  He was a Border Patrol Agent (BPA), he was a Special Agent (SA), he was a Deportation Officer (DO).  Thomas Homan is now the Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  Homan has done every immigration enforcement job except Immigration Inspector at a Port-of-Entry (POE), though as a Border Patrol Agent he was eligible to work that assignment on overtime at a POE, and then similarly as a SA and DO up until the mid 1990s.  Thomas Homan knows the score.  As a former BPA, SA, and DO, Homan knows that 21 arrests is a joke.  That is what he and other BPAs, SAs, and DOs did on a daily basis back in the good ole' days.  Operation Slurpee is either a major disappointment or, more hopefully, a sputtering start to better things.

U.S. immigration agents descended on dozens of 7-Eleven stores before dawn Wednesday to open employment audits and interview workers in what officials described as the largest operation against an employer under Donald Trump's presidency. Agents targeted about 100 stores nationwide, broadening an investigation that began with a 4-year-old case against a franchisee on New York's Long Island. The audits could lead to criminal charges or fines over the stores' hiring practices.
The action appears to open a new front in Mr. Trump's sharp expansion of immigration enforcement, which has already brought a 40 percent increase in deportation arrests and plans to spend billions of dollars on a border wall with Mexico. Hardliners have been pressing for a tougher stance on employers.
"Today's actions send a strong message to U.S. businesses that hire and employ an illegal workforce: ICE will enforce the law, and if you are found to be breaking the law, you will be held accountable," Thomas D. Homan, ICE deputy director and senior official performing the duties of the director, said in a statement. "Businesses that hire illegal workers are a pull factor for illegal immigration and we are working hard to remove this magnet. ICE will continue its efforts to protect jobs for American workers by eliminating unfair competitive advantages for companies that exploit illegal immigration..."
Though agents arrested 21 people suspected of being in the country illegally during Wednesday's sweep, the action was aimed squarely at management.
[ICE Agents Descend On Dozens Of 7-Eleven Stores In Immigration Operation, CBS/AP, January 10, 2017]

Thomas Homan should know better, Operation Slurpee was a major disappointment.  A measly 21 arrests should be embarrassing to Homan, who rose through the ranks at the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), though given that most ICE SVU agents have little or no immigration law training and the ICE Office of the Principal Legal Advisor is a shill for the Treason Bar, one is not surprised.  There are few legacy INS agents still left in ICE SVU, legally known as Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), a component of ICE that is hostile to immigration law enforcement, so the lack of knowledge of immigration law could be an issue there.

However, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary, the enigma Kirstjen Nielsen, has said that more is coming.  To that I say, show me the money.

Following raids last week on 98 7-Eleven stores, DHS Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen said on "Fox News Sunday" that more raids on businesses that have hired illegal immigrants are coming:
"Yes, and the message we're trying to send is if you consistently and willfully ignore the laws congress and the American people have passed, and you will be held accountable. These are not accidental hirings of illegal immigrants. Some of these companies unfortunately have continually and systematically tried to get around the system."
[DHS Secretary: Expect More Immigration Raids On Businesses, by Dave Lawler, Axios, January 14, 2017]

So, I can give Homan some room.  He's got an insubordinate component in ICE SVU, so he has to move slowly.  And I hope the next raids have more arrests.  ICE SVU can do better, and should be held to higher standards.  But next time, show me the money.

But it is not only ICE SVU that is sabotaging immigration enforcement.  Secretary Nielson should look into U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  Recently they encountered an illegal alien from Israel who left the U.S. to go to Mexico without Advanced Parole, e.g. permission to leave the United States.  For some reason, the Customs and Border Protection Officers (CBPO) at the San Ysidro Port-of-Entry did not use Expedited Removal (ER) to immediately deport #IllegalAlien Orr Yakobi.

UCSD student and DACA recipient Orr Yakobi, who was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) last Sunday, was released this afternoon.
“He is out. And it’s amazing,” said Jacob Sapochnick, Yakobi’s attorney. “I went this morning to visit him. And while I was there, they told me he was going to be released.”
Sapochnick was surprised at the outcome, but is overjoyed with the result.
[UCSD Student And DACA Recipient Orr Yakobi Released, by Gabe Schneider, The Triton, January 12, 2017]

It appears that Neilson allowed politics to interfere with the application of American immigration law.

“The night before, I emailed the information back and forth to ICE with some our arguments as to why they feel he should be released,” he said. “I guess it was a combination of everything: the political pressure, the common sense that he shouldn’t be in jail.

On one hand, we have raids and promises of raids, then when one illegal alien shows up at a border inspection post, CBP doesn't use ER to deport him immediately.  DHS is experiencing a conflict within itself over whether it will act to enforce the law, it is at war with itself.  Time for President Trump to fix the problem by showing illegal aliens the door.