Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ill-timed Immigration Puff Piece Of The Year

The Daily Caller has the worst time immigration puff-piece on the H1B visa and super-smart immigrants. According to the authors Ryan Young and Alex Nowrasteh immigrant geniuses will bring us out of the recession with their intelligence and innovation. All that stopping this is the decrepid state of our H-1B visa program and the shortage of said non-immigrant visas.

Jeffrey is a talented electrical engineering PhD student at CalTech. He already holds three patents. One of his inventions may cure glaucoma. It is a tiny electrical device that can be implanted behind the human eyeball. It works automatically, can wirelessly interact with medical software, and doesn’t require a battery. After graduation, Jeffrey plans on starting his own company to produce it and help the roughly four million Americans who suffer from glaucoma.

Sounds like the beginning of a typical American success story. But Jeffrey’s story is not as uplifting as it seems. That’s because the government might kick him out of the country. He is not a criminal; Jeffrey Lin’s only offense is that he is from Taiwan.
Jeffrey and hundreds of thousands of foreign students in similar situations will create many start-up firms, create jobs, and improve technology one way or another. They just might not do so in the United States. Our immigration laws may well force Jeffrey, his ideas, and his talent back to Taiwan or to another welcoming country like

Fortunately, reform might be just around the corner. A bill called the STAPLE Act is currently winding its way through Congress. It would remove the numerical cap on H-1B visas. It would also automatically approve employer-sponsored green cards for foreign PhD students who graduate from American universities in the sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics (what education wonks call the STEM fields).

H-1B visas are employer-sponsored visas for highly skilled workers in specialty occupations. They run for three years and can be renewed once. Currently, there are only 20,000 H-1B spots for foreigners graduating from American universities. Actual
demand is far higher. The STAPLE Act essentially raises the cap by exempting some petitioners from it.

The STAPLE act is hardly a comprehensive reform. But it would help a lot of people like Jeffrey who came to the U.S. for its top-notch education system, and would like to stay because of its relatively excellent entrepreneurial environment. As the U.S. economy struggles to recover, it could use as many Jeffrey Lins as it can get.
Under the current system, Jeffrey has a chance of eventually getting a green card. But it will probably take at least six years. And it could take many more after his graduation. Until then, he will live a life of uncertainty dominated by filling out forms for the federal government and enduring restrictions on where he can work and what he can do.

Starting a business under such scrutiny is out of the question. Legal immigrants routinely tell stories of accidentally making errors on immigration forms and then having to begin the process all over again. Why should Jeffrey bother to raise capital or hire workers for his company when he might be forced to drop it if he is deported? Why would he buy a home or start a family? America is the land of entrepreneurs. Yet this is how the law treats many of those entrepreneurs.

Nationwide, immigrants like Jeffrey earn well over half of all engineering PhDs. Forty percent of PhD scientists working in the U.S. and a third of Silicon Valley’s scientists and engineers are foreign born. They invent and create economic opportunities for themselves and Americans.

Just one problem, even the notorious visa hungry for low cost labor IT programing drones hi-tech industry is not interested in H-1Bs at the moment. Applications for H-1Bs are down. So there is no problem if Jeffery Lin wants an H-1B, there are plenty out there:

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced it continues to accept H-1B nonimmigrant petitions that are subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2012 cap. The agency began accepting these petitions on April 1, 2011.

USCIS is monitoring the number of petitions received that count toward the congressionally mandated annual H-1B cap of 65,000 and the 20,000 U.S. master’s degree or higher cap exemption.

USCIS has received approximately 5,900 H-1B petitions counting toward the 65,000 cap, and approximately 4,500 petitions toward the 20,000 cap exemption for individuals with advanced degrees.

U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. Such workers include scientists, engineers and computer programmers, among others.

USCIS will provide regular updates on the processing of FY 2012 H-1B petitions. These updates and helpful filing information can be found at USCIS’s website highlighting the H-1B program. Should USCIS receive the number of petitions needed to meet the cap, it will issue an update advising the public that the FY 2012 H-1B cap has been met as of a certain date, known as the “final receipt date.”

The date USCIS informs the public that the cap has been reached may differ from the actual final receipt date.

To ensure a fair system, USCIS may, on the final receipt date, randomly select the number of petitions that will be considered for final inclusion within the cap. The agency will reject petitions subject to the cap that are not selected, as well as those received after the final receipt date. Whether a petition is received by the final receipt date will be based on the date USCIS physically receives the petition, not the date that the petition has been postmarked.

Cases for premium processing (faster processing of certain employment-based petitions and applications) of H-1B petitions filed during an initial five-day filing window are undergoing a 15-day processing period that began April 7. For all other H-1B petitions filed for premium processing, the processing period begins on the date
that the petition is physically received at the correct USCIS Service Center.

Meanwhile, petitions filed by employers who are exempt from the cap, as well as petitions filed on behalf of current H-1B workers who have been counted previously against the cap within the past six years, will not count toward the cap.

So, there we have it, a solution in search of a non-existant problem. By hook or by crook, the radical left wants immigrants here to vote Demoncrat. Why is the Daily Caller helping them?

ICE: Missing in Action X

Or complete, total, and spectacular fail, again, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Complete, total and spectatcular failure by ICE to attend to it's own priorities, which is finding, presecuting and deporting terrorists. All hail the everconquering FBI:

WASHINGTON—An Iraqi citizen who allegedly carried out numerous improvised explosive device (IED) attacks against U.S. troops in Iraq and another Iraqi national alleged to have participated in the insurgency in Iraq have been arrested and indicted on federal terrorism charges in the Western District of Kentucky.

The arrests in Bowling Green, Kentucky and the criminal complaints and indictment unsealed today were announced by Todd Hinnen, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security; David J. Hale, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky; Elizabeth A. Fries, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Louisville Division; and the members of the Louisville Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).

Waad Ramadan Alwan, 30, and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, 23, both former residents of Iraq who currently reside in Bowling Green, were charged in a 23-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Bowling Green on May 26, 2011. Alwan is charged with conspiracy to kill U.S. nationals abroad; conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction (explosives) against U.S. nationals abroad; distributing information on the manufacture and use of IEDs; attempting to provide material support to terrorists and to al Qaeda in Iraq; as well as conspiracy to transfer, possess, and export Stinger missiles. Hammadi is charged with attempting to provide material support to terrorists and to al Qaeda in Iraq, as well as conspiracy to transfer, possess, and export Stinger missiles.

Alwan and Hammadi were arrested on May 25, 2011, on criminal complaints and made their initial appearances today in federal court in Louisville, Ky. Each faces a potential sentence of life in prison if convicted of all the charges in the indictment. Both defendants were closely monitored by federal law enforcement authorities in the months leading up to their arrests. Neither is charged with plotting attacks within the United States.

“Over the course of roughly eight years, Waad Ramadan Alwan allegedly supported efforts to kill U.S. troops in Iraq, first by participating in the construction and placement of improvised explosive devices in Iraq and, more recently, by attempting to ship money and weapons from the United States to insurgents in Iraq. His co-defendant, Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, is accused of many of the same activities. With these arrests, which are the culmination of extraordinary investigative work by law enforcement and intelligence officials, the support provided by these individuals comes to an end and they will face justice,” said Todd Hinnen, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security.

“The filing of these charges in Bowling Green, Kentucky underscores the readiness of federal law enforcement authorities and our partners in the Joint Terrorism Task Forces to effectively pursue and prosecute terrorists wherever in the United States they may be found,” said David J. Hale, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. “Whether they seek shelter in a major metropolitan area or in a smaller city in Kentucky, those who would attempt to harm or kill Americans abroad will face a determined and prepared law enforcement effort dedicated to the investigations and prosecutions necessary to bring them to justice. The dismantling of terrorist networks is the first priority of this office and the Department of Justice.”

“These arrests were the culmination of extremely well-coordinated, diligent, and tireless efforts by the FBI and our law enforcement partners working on the JTTFs. My thanks to all those who assisted in this case,” said Elizabeth A. Fries, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Louisville Division. “I want to remind the public that the FBI is responsible for protecting the civil rights of all persons in our communities. Just as we vigorously investigate terrorism cases, the FBI will vigorously pursue anyone who targets Muslims or their places of worship for backlash-related threats or violence in the wake of these arrests.”

According to the charging documents, Alwan entered the United States in April 2009 and has lived in Bowling Green since his arrival. Hammadi entered the United States in July 2009 and, after first residing in Las Vegas, moved to Bowling Green.

Prior Activities in Iraq

In September 2009, the FBI launched an investigation into Alwan. Later, the FBI began using a confidential human source (CHS) who met with and engaged in recorded conversations with Alwan beginning in August 2010, and with Hammadi beginning in January 2011. In a number of meetings with the CHS, Alwan allegedly discussed his prior activities as an insurgent in Iraq from 2003 until his capture by Iraqi authorities in May 2006, including his use of IEDs and sniper rifles to target U.S. forces and details about various attacks in which he participated.

For example, in recorded conversations with the CHS, Alwan allegedly stated that he used to procure explosives and missiles while an insurgent in Iraq; that his insurgent group conducted strikes daily; and that he used IEDs in Iraq hundreds of times. At one point, Alwan allegedly drew diagrams of four types of IEDs for the CHS and provided verbal instructions on how to build these devices. He also discussed occasions in which he had used these types of IEDs against U.S. troops. Asked whether he had achieved results from these devices in Iraq, Alwan allegedly replied, “Oh yes,” mentioning that his attacks had “f--ked up” Hummers and also targeted Bradley fighting vehicles.

According to the charging documents, the FBI has been able to identify two latent fingerprints belonging to Alwan on a component of an unexploded IED that was recovered by U.S. forces near Bayji, Iraq. Alwan had allegedly advised the CHS that he lived in that area of Iraq and worked at the power plant in Bayji. Alwan had also allegedly told the CHS how he had used a particular brand of cordless telephone base station in IEDs. Alwan’s fingerprints were allegedly found on this particular brand of cordless base station in the IED that was recovered in Iraq.

In additional conversations with the CHS, Alwan also described IED attacks on U.S. troops that he participated in with others, including an associate whom Alwan said had lost an eye when an IED exploded prematurely. According to the charging documents, U.S. forces recovered an unexploded IED near Bayji from which a latent fingerprint belonging to this associate was later recovered. The charging documents allege that this associate was detained by U.S. troops in June 2006 and had a false

The charging documents also allege that Hammadi has discussed his prior experience as an insurgent in Iraq and has told the CHS about prior IED attacks in Iraq in which he participated. In one conversation with the CHS, Hammadi allegedly described how he had been arrested in Iraq, explaining that authorities captured him after the car he was driving in got a flat tire shortly after he and others had placed IEDs in the ground.

Activities in the United States

According to the charging documents, beginning in September 2010, Alwan expressed interest in helping the CHS provide support to terrorists in Iraq. The CHS explained that he shipped money and weapons to the mujahidin in Iraq by secreting them in vehicles sent from the United States. Thereafter, Alwan allegedly participated in operations with the CHS to provide money, weapons—including machine guns, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, Stinger missiles, and C4 plastic explosives—as well as IED diagrams and advice on the construction of IEDs to what he believed were the mujahidin attacking U.S. troops in Iraq.

For instance, in November 2010, Alwan allegedly picked up machine guns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers from a storage facility in Kentucky and delivered them to a designated location believing they would be shipped to al Qaeda in Iraq. In January 2011, the charging documents allege, Alwan recruited Hammadi to assist in the material support activities. Alwan allegedly described Hammadi to the CHS as a relative of his whose work as an insurgent in Iraq was well known.

Later that month, Alwan and Hammadi allegedly delivered money to a tractor-trailer, believing the money would ultimately be shipped to al Qaeda in Iraq. In February 2011, the pair allegedly assisted in the delivery of additional weapons, including sniper rifles and inert C4 plastic explosives, to a tractor-trailer, believing that these items would be shipped to al Qaeda in Iraq. Finally, in March 2011, Alwan and Hammadi allegedly picked up two inert Stinger missiles from the storage facility and delivered them to a tractor-trailer believing these items would be shipped to al Qaeda in Iraq.

Neither the Stinger missiles nor any of the other weapons or money delivered by Alwan or Hammadi in connection with the CHS in the United States were provided to al Qaeda in Iraq, but instead were carefully controlled by law enforcement as part of the undercover operation.

In closing, Mr. Hale noted, “Let me be clear that this is not an indictment against a particular religious community or religion. Instead, this indictment charges two individuals with federal terrorism offenses.”

Mr. Hale commended the investigative efforts of the Louisville Division of the FBI and the Louisville JTTF, which is comprised of the following full-time member agencies: Louisville Metro Police, Kentucky State Police, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Marshals Service. Also assisting were full-time members of the Lexington JTTF, which includes the University of Kentucky Police and Lexington-Fayette County Police. The U.S. Department of Defense also provided assistance in this investigation, as well as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Bowling Green Police Department.

The prosecution is being handled by Trial Attorney Larry Schneider from the Counterterrorism Section of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Bryan Calhoun and Mike Bennett from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky.

The public is reminded that charges contained in an indictment or criminal complaint are merely allegations, and that defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Note that ICE is only mentioned only as a member of the JTTF.

Later that month, Alwan and Hammadi allegedly delivered money to a tractor-trailer, believing the money would ultimately be shipped to al Qaeda in Iraq. In February 2011, the pair allegedly assisted in the delivery of additional weapons, including sniper rifles and inert C4 plastic explosives, to a tractor-trailer, believing that these items would be shipped to al Qaeda in Iraq. Finally, in March 2011, Alwan and Hammadi allegedly picked up two inert Stinger missiles from the storage facility and delivered them to a tractor-trailer believing these items would be shipped to al Qaeda in Iraq...

Neither the Stinger missiles nor any of the other weapons or money delivered by Alwan or Hammadi in connection with the CHS in the United States were provided to al Qaeda in Iraq, but instead were carefully controlled by law enforcement as part of the undercover operation.

And for the gun nuts, note that the FBI used proper law enforcement procedures with the explosives and Stinger missles; they were inert. Note that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, did a sting operation in a similar manner, but with the Gun Runner investigation delivered real, unaltered, assault weapons to the Mexican drug cartels. And Americans are dead because of it. The FBI did not make the same error.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Leftists Are Concerned About Rape

Of course, not real rapes, just imaginary rapes, by imaginary white rapists. But they are not concerned about the real rapists of color and Islam that are ravaging Europe.

First the imaginary rapes that fascinate leftists. And the victim of their imaginary rapes also involve a few twofers, or threefers, a lesbian and a punk cyber-rebel: The Millennium Series.

It happened on an island with few suspects, almost all members of the magnate's family. Mikael combs through files and news photos, interviews the investigator, and gets unanticipated help from Lisbeth Salander, a computer hacker with few social skills, a checkered childhood, and an abusive court-appointed guardian, the first of several men we meet who hate women.

Of course, women who hate men is putting the story line mildly. It is about raping lesbians, evil wife beaters, horrid white men who betray the great Socialist Motherland, and white motorcycle gangs that are apparently ravaging Sweden.

But the reality is that rape in Sweden, as it is in other Scandinavian countries, is a function exclusively perpetrated by immigrants and Muslims.

The number of rape charges per capita in Malmö is 5 to 6 times that of Copenhagen, Denmark. Copenhagen is a larger city, but the percentage of immigrants is much lower. And it’s not just the rape statistics that reveal a scary increase in Malmö or Sweden. Virtually every kind of violent crime is on the rise. Robberies have increased with 50 % in Malmö only during the fall of 2004. Threats against witnesses in Swedish court cases have quadrupled between 2000 and 2003. During the past few decades, massive immigration has changed the face of Sweden’s major cities, as well as challenged the viability of the welfare state. In 1970 Sweden had the fourth highest GDP per capita among developed countries with income about 6% above the OECD average. By 1997 it was at fifteenth place with an average GDP per capita 14% below average. Malmö has a heavy concentration of Muslim immigrants in particular. According to some estimates, it will be a Muslim majority city in no more then 10 years. Crime is rampant in the growing ghettos:
Becirov runs the Islamic Center of Malmö, on the outskirts of Sweden’s third-largest city. Some immigrant neighborhoods in the city have (official) unemployment rates exceeding 50 percent. Swedish authorities have failed to lift up the area, and seem to be giving the Islamic Center of Malmö a great deal of leeway in attempting to do so. An article that appeared in 2003 noted that “a few” of the 6-to 10-year-old girls were wearing headscarves. On a visit in January 2005, fully 80 percent were covered in class–only a handful were not. In a fit of absent-mindedness, Sweden has suddenly become as heavily populated by minorities as any country in Europe. The percentage of foreign-born is roughly equivalent to the highest percentage of immigrants the United States ever had in its history (on the eve of World War I). Rosengård appears to be all-immigrant. The public schools have virtually no ethnically Swedish children. There are stories–familiar in other parts of Europe where immigrants from the Muslim world have recently settled–of students harassing Jewish teachers and defacing textbooks that treat Jewish themes. Crime is high.

Is it unfair and “racist” to suggest a link between the influx of Muslim immigrants and the growing number of rapes? Not if we compare with the situation in neighboring Denmark, where this trend has been evident for years:

Criminologist: immigrants are rape champions

If one leading expert is to be believed, the sharp rise in the number of rapes in this over the last 5 years is largely attributable to a group of unemployed and alienated immigrants. ‘Over the last 5-10 years there has an increasing tendency to marginalise and alienate immigrants,’ says Professor Flemming Balvig, a criminologist at Copenhagen University. ‘As a result, many second generation immigrants have reacted against this through various types of criminal activity, including rape.’

Muslim rape concern

Alarmed at last week’s police statistics, which revealed that in 68% of all rapes committed this year the perpetrator was from an ethnic minority, leading Muslim organisations have now formed an alliance to fight the ever-growing problem of young second and third-generation immigrants involved in rape cases against young Danish girls.

As Robert Spencer has demonstrated, rape can indeed be linked to Islamic teachings of Jihad, and even to the example of Muhammad himself, his Sunna. Above all, it is connected to Islamic notions of the role of women in society, and their behaviour in the public sphere. An Islamic Mufti in Copenhagen sparked a political outcry after publicly declaring that women who refuse to wear headscarves are “asking for rape“. Apparently, he isn’t the only Muslim in Europe to think this way:

The German journalist Udo Ulfkotte told in a recent interview that in Holland, you can now see examples of young, unveiled Moroccan women with a so-called “smiley”. It means that the girl gets one side of her face cut up from mouth to ear, serving as a warning to other Muslim girls who should refuse to wear the veil. In the Muslim suburb of Courneuve, France, 77 per cent of the veiled women carry veils reportedly because of fear of being harassed or molested by Islamic moral patrols.

Hijab, the Islamic veil, is thus not “just a piece of cloth”. It serves as a demarcation line between proper, submissive Muslim women and whores, un-Islamic women who deserve no respect and are asking for rape. The veil should more properly be viewed as the uniform of a Totalitarian movement, and a signal to attack those outside the movement. Judged in the light of the Mufti who said that women who don’t wear it are asking for rape, how on earth can the veil be said to be about “choice”? The freedom to choose not to be raped if you dress in a normal fashion in your own country? Is that what freedom is about in Europe in 2005?

Even though Sweden, unlike Denmark, has almost no public debate about immigration, frustration is very much present underneath the surface. 75 % of Swedes think that many people in their country “dislike” Muslims, more than in any other European nation surveyed. Even in Holland, which recently witnessed violent clashes with Muslims after the murder of Islam-critic Theo van Gogh, the rate is lower than in Sweden. But you’re not supposed to talk about such issues in Sweden. That would be “racist”:

Swedish laws prohibiting “hate speech” against racial minorities have been vigorously enforced. There have, for example, been a number of gang-rapes of Swedish women by Muslim immigrants. But Swedes must be careful what they say about them. On May 25, neo-Nazi Bjorn Bjorkqvist was convicted and sentenced to two months in prison for writing, “I don’t think I am alone in feeling sick when reading about how Swedish girls are raped by immigrant hordes.” ["Jag tror inte jag är ensam om att må dåligt när jag läser om hur svenska tjejer har våldtagits av invandrarhorder"]

All in all, we must say that there is strong circumstantial evidence indicating that the rise in rape charges in the city of Malmö could very well be real, which puts the Malmö Police assertion that this is great news in a rather curious light. And the problem is not just limited to Sweden. It exists in Norway, too:

Rape charges in the capital are spiraling upwards, 40 percent higher from 1999 to 2000 and up 13 percent so far this year. Police Inspector Gunnar Larsen of Oslo’s Vice, Robbery and Violent crime division says the statistics are surprising – the rising number of rape cases and the link to ethnic background are both clear trends. But Larsen does not want to speculate on the reasons behind the worrying developments. While 65 percent of those charged with rape are classed as coming from a non-western background, this segment makes up only 14.3 percent of Oslo’s population. Norwegian women were the victims in 80 percent of the cases, with 20 percent being women of foreign background.

Europe: Tolerating Intolerance

An incredibly revealing article that tells us all we need to know about the multiculturalist fetish in Europe and some parts of North America, not to mention the need for change within Islam. Apparently, the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet reported that 65 percent of rapes of Norwegian women were performed by “non-Western” immigrants a category that, in Norway, consists mostly of Muslims. The article quoted a professor of social anthropology at the University of Oslo (note: her name is Unni Wikan) as saying that “Norwegian women must take their share of responsibility for these rapes” because Muslim men found their manner of dress provocative. The professor’s conclusion was not that Muslim men living in the West needed to adjust to Western norms, but the exact opposite: “Norwegian women must realize that we live in a multicultural society and adapt themselves to it.”

In January 2005, Norwegian media reported that 2004 saw the highest number or rape charges ever recorded in the capital city of Oslo. Strangely enough, there was now no mentioning of how immigrants were grossly overrepresented in rape cases. Why not? Unless there has been a sudden and unexplained drop in the number of immigrants raping Norwegian women between 2001 and 2004, which is unlikely, the statistics should be at least as staggering in 2005 as they were before. If they are not revealed, it can only mean that somebody didn’t like the numbers presented in 2001, and decided to bury them. That somebody must be a person at the very top level in the police, maybe even in the government. If so, that is disquieting. What is even more disquieting is that the media are equally silent about this. How come no journalists are digging into the material? And where are all the professional Feminists, in a Scandinavian nation brimming with them?

The conclusion one may draw from this is that the authorities in Sweden and Norway know about, or should know about, a disturbing amount of Muslim immigrant rapes of native Scandinavian women, yet choose not to make this information known to the public. Perhaps it would be just too politically incorrect to reveal the negative effects of decades of naïve immigration policies. Perhaps it would also destroy too many multicultural pipe dreams among the intellectual elites, who have built their current careers and reputations on advocating how culturally and economically enriching this new population mix would be. So in the end, the safety of young Scandinavian women is sacrificed in order to keep the glossy image of a multicultural society intact. It is a chilling demonstration of an Eurabian continent that now appears to care more about not upsetting relations with its immigrant population than about protecting its own citizens.

There it is, the real problem is immigrant rapists, not white male members of the power structure. It is the leftist fantasy to be raped by a rich white guy, not the reality.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Catch And Release Confirmed

As well as Shi'ite terrorists crossing from Mexico. (h/t Refugee Resettlement Watch) First, catch and release, even of possible terrorists:

HARLINGEN - A terrorist could be crossing the border right now.

Intelligence agents are focusing on that line between the U.S. and Mexico.

They are watching the people who come from India through the Valley.

The Indians say they're trying to escape persecution in their home country.

Political Science Professors across the country tell CHANNEL 5 NEWS there are several different groups in India.

Eighty percent of people who live there are Hindu, 12% are Muslim and just one percent are Sikhs.

Each group belongs to a different local and state political party, they all have violent struggles over their religious and political differences.

After being caught in the U.S. and taken to the detention center they are released many are taken to the Harlingen Bus Station.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS staked out the bus station to see, one night we saw a group of five Indian nationals, another night we saw a group of three, then a group of four. That's where CHANNEL 5 NEWS met Sandeep.

He tells us he's a political party worker from the province of Haryana, located halfway between Delhi and Punjab.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS found a video on Youtube of a town in Haryana taken by a group called Video Volunteers.

Many of the people in the video were burned alive those who weren't able to flee the area.

As well as those involved in what is apparently child porn:

"They told me to come to the other party and I said no, I want to stay in my party. That's why they want to kill me," says Rakesh Kumar.

Border Patrol agents caught Rakesh Kumar coming into the country with a group of illegals from Central America. CHANNEL 5 NEWS talked to him at the Hidalgo County Jail.

He's facing pornography charges for bringing porn on a memory card. He's a Sikh from Punjab.

Prosecutors dropped all the charges against him.

Burhan Nomani represents illegals. He's an immigration lawyer in Houston.

Most of his clients are running from religious and political persecution.

The majority of those people are from the provinces of Punjab and Gujerat in India.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS spoke to professors from around the country who specialize in Indian studies. Some tell us the persecution is happening in small rural towns.

Others say Indians are leaving for economic reasons, not because they are persecuted.

60% of Indians earn less than a dollar a day.

Nomani meets the Indians after they end up in a federal detention center. He's represented more than 100 so far.

"I've seen them with broken arms, with burn marks, with cuts. I have seen videos my clients have brought me, people who were burned they put the gasoline on them and just burned them," he says.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS asked for the numbers of Indian illegals detained in the last year from the U.S. Border Patrol.

During October and April of 2010, 730 Indians were caught. During the same time this year, more than 1100 have been captured. Nearly a 50 percent increase.

A CBP spokesman wouldn't tell us how the Indians are getting here. But the Indians would.

"The hotel people told us who to talk to to bring me here," says Sandeep.

Rakesh tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS a Guatemalan Taxi driver told him how to find a smuggler.

They got Visas at New Delhi Airport in India to get int Guatemala, smugglers drove and walked them into Mexico and then the United States.

Once in the U.S. they sometimes have friends come to pick them up. Others have to get outside help.

One businessman CHANNEL 5 NEWS spoke with says he picks up Indians from the bus depot almost every night after their lawyers or family call him.

He says he sees about 20 people a week, he helps them book trips out of the Valley and their immigration cases go with them.

The Indians exposed an entry into the United States that concerns Lawmakers.

And the Shi'ite terrorists:

They say radicals from terrorist countries are coming across the same way the indians did.

Federal Bureau of Investigation Agents say Ahmed Muhammad Dhakane is an Al Qaeda operative from Somalia.

He came into the U.S. through Brownsville to ask for Asylum.

Prosecutors charged him with lying on the asylum application and had him locked up for 10 years. He admitted to smuggling at least seven high level Al Qaeda terrorists into the U.S..

"After 9/11 it's always been a concern for us. They are going to use that as a route to get into the U.S.. It's harder to get in by airplane, to exploit it by land I think is a real possibility," says Congressman Michael McCaul from Austin.

Congressman McCaul says people like Dhkane are already in the U.S..

"The number of apprehensions of special interest aliens went up 37% last year. That's a pretty alarming statistic. We know groups like Hezbollah has a very heavy presence in Latin America and we have caught several operatives crossing into the U.S.," says McCaul.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS asked for specific information on who the Hezbollah operatives were and how they were caught. We were told that information was "law enforcement sensitive and couldn't be made public."

Sources deep undercover in Mexico tell CHANNEL 5 NEWS, Hezbollah operates safe houses all along the border. Their operatives are becoming part of the Shia Muslim communities along the Mexico side of the Border.

Professor Jeffrey Addicot is the director of the Terrorism Law Center at St. Mary's University in San Antonio.

He says right now there are terrorists living in the U.S. hiding in plain sight.

"We haven't had a 9/11 event that traced back to somebody coming across the southern border. Tragically that's what it's going to take in order for us to secure the border," he says.

Burhan Nomani says the government believes terrorists could easily walk among the legitimate asylum seekers. They won't be caught until they create chaos.

Despite that, the vast majority of Indians coming into the Valley are not terrorists. In fact, Immigration agents check backgrounds and connections of every detained person before they are released.

It appears that the Obama Regime is replicating the Bush Catch and Release policy. Interestingly enough it gives lie to the claim by John Morton that recent illegal entrants are held in custody and removed. Apparently not.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Infosys' Fault?

Not to excuse Infosys's misuse of the B-1 non-immigrant visa for temporary visitors for business, but their co-conspirators were both the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State. The B-1 visa is defined as a visa designed for temporary visits by aliens to engage in business in the United States. It is not designed to for long-term visit, for aliens to engage in employment in the U.S., nor to replace other non-immigrant visas that allow for employment, such as the H and L catagories of non-immigrant visas. Neither is it a means to replace or substitute aliens for American citizens or nationals, or other aliens authorized employment.

First the back story:

India's global software major Infosys Technologies Ltd is reviewing its procedures to counter the charge of misusing B1 business visas to the US, a senior company official said on Wednesday.

"We are in the midst of internal review of procedures/processes to respond to a US court notice on business visas. We will also cooperate with the investigation into the issues raised by the US Department of Justice," Infosys co-chairman S. Gopalakrishnan said on Wednesday.

Admitting that the company had received a subpoena (directive) May 23 from a district court in Texas for appearance, Gopalakrishnan said it was not the first time, the company was facing such a charge and expressed confidence of clearing its position.

"As we are a listed firm even in the US on Nasdaq, we have informed the SEC (Securities Exchange Commission) that we would soon submit our appropriate response to the court notice and the justice department," Gopalakrishnan affirmed.

One of its employees, Jack Palmer, in an Alabama court in February alleged that the company was sending low-level employees from India to the US to work in full-time posts at its customer sites against the immigration laws. The US immigration authorities issue B1 visas for short-term visits to attend business seminars and restrict employees from engaging in gainful employment during their stay.

Though the $6-billion Indian IT bellwether did not yet receive summons directly from the justice department on the investigation it was carrying out on the visa violation charges, the company has decided to clarify its viewpoint to clear the air by informing the regulator.

"Transparent and ethical way of conducting business being our hallmark, at no time, have we violated state laws or procedures in any country. We have always gone by the rulebook and operated within the regulatory framework," a company official said,
but declined to be named as he is not authorised to speak to media.

Declining to comment on reasons for ordering investigation into the company's use of B1 business visas, the official in the company's human resource department said since the tech meltdown in the aftermath of global recession, demand for US visas under various categories had slumped substantially.

"With increasing offshoring and outsourcing due to convergence of technologies and paradigm shift in business models, the Indian IT services sector has not been utilising the full quota of visas, be it H-1B, L1 or B1," the official pointed out.

According to the May 23 disclosure made to the SEC, the parent company has about 10,000 of its software engineers on H-1B visas and 2200 on L1 working in the US.
Referring to the complaint lodged by its employee, the official said there was no such violation and had sufficient documentary evidence to allay the charges.

In the SEC filing, the company, however, agreed that any action by the US government against it in this regard would seriously affect its business in the North America market, which accounts for about 60 percent of its export revenue.

"In the event of the US government taking action, which limit the B1 business visa programme or other visa programme that we utilise, it will materially and adversely affect our business and results of operations," the company said in the filing.

In April, US Senator Charles E Grassley submitted a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Secretary of Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano seeking an investigation into the use of the visa programme.

"I'm very concerned about fraudulent actions that at least one foreign-based company has allegedly been taking in order to get around the requirements and US worker protections of the H-1B visa programme," Grassley wrote in the letter, citing the complaint by Palmer against Infosys.

The clue to the source of the problem is this important piece of information:

According to the May 23 disclosure made to the SEC, the parent company has about 10,000 of its software engineers on H-1B visas and 2200 on L1 working in the US.

Infosys has 12,200 employees on non-immigrant visas with employment authorization. This does not include those aliens that Infosys has sponsored for legal permanent residence (green cards). Here is the issue. Infosys does not like hiring Americans. It is clear that Infosys' business model is dependant on cheap alien labor, much like Chipotle's. However Infosys has the money and political connections that give it immunity from criminal prosecution for discrimination against white American tech workers. No employer would be authorized to hire a workforce that was primarily composed of one race and one nationality, South Asian and Indian citizenship. If a company restricted its employees to primarily white Americans, the EEOC and the Department of Justice would be filing lawsuits at a drop of the preverbial hat.

However, Infosys has been able to continue this racist employment strategy for all of its existence in the United States. And since the Department of Labor (DOL), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the Department of State (DOS) failed to enforce the laws governing H visas, that is the employer must prove first to the DOL that there are no qualified legal workers in the U.S. who can fill the position and USCIS and DOS failed to perform due diligence concerning DOL's failure, Infosys has become dependant on alien workers. This dependance and failure of the Federal government to enforce various immigration and employment non-discrimination laws caused Infosys to develop an arrogant mentality that it was above the law.

And the proof of their dependance on illegal labor, their own admission:

"In the event of the US government taking action, which limit the B1 business visa programme or other visa programme that we utilise, it will materially and adversely affect our business and results of operations," the company said in the filing.

Therefore it expanded its employment business plan to include illegal use of Indian workers using the B-1 visa. However, Infosys was again aided by the Federal government, this time U.S. Customs and Border Protection and DOS were the agencies assisting Infosys' fraud scheme.

First, CBP changed its policy on the time of admission given to B-1 business visitors. No legitimate business visitor needs more than a few days, at best a couple of weeks, to perform any legitimate business dealings. Business travel is incredibly expensive, especially given the huge expense of travel from India to the U.S. Up until a few years ago, the predecessor to CBP, the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service, gave business visitors only a maximum of one month's time as the period of admission. This was more than enough for 99% of business visitors. Most stayed only a few days. The few who needed more could apply for more time and give a fuller explanation of their needs and their legitimacy.

However, CBP decided, undoubtedly under pressure the the Bush Regime, to expand that to six months. That is an incredible amount of time for supposed temporary business visitors. Think of the expense of living in a hotel for six months. Clearly that is beyond any rational business decision. It is clear that with six months admission, Infosys thought that it could exploit that decision to bring larger numbers of illegal employees for a longer period of time with little risk of discovery.

To compound the problem, the DOS acceded to Infosys's business plan and issued thousands of B-1 visas to Infosys employees, even though it was obvious that Infosys could have no legitimate legal need for so many short term visas. It should have been clear to Consular Officers that Infosys was acting illegally. It is further clear that DOS must have had orders from the highest level to approve these fraudulent visas.

Similarily, CBP, the agency that inspects and admits aliens applying for admission, was also failing to perform their duties as well. The huge number of B-1 visa applicants from Infosys should have raised alarm bells. It should have been painfully obvious to CBP that there was systematic fraud. Again, only word from on high could have allowed this fraud to continue for long.

So, don't blame Infosys alone, they had co-conspirators at the highest level in DOS and CBP, as well as DOL and USCIS.

Is The Fix In?

Charles Edwards, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security has informed the haridan Zoe Loftgren that the DHS Office of Inspector General will investigate U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Secure Communities program.

Reporting from San Francisco— The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General plans an investigation of an immigration enforcement program that purports to target "serious convicted felons" for deportation but has ensnared many illegal immigrants who were arrested but not subsequently convicted of crimes or who committed minor offenses, a letter obtained Wednesday shows.

The letter from acting [sic] Inspector General Charles K. Edwards to Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose), who requested an investigation late last month, said the watchdog agency had already scheduled a review of the program, known as Secure Communities. Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency launched the program in 2008 with plans for mandatory nationwide participation by 2013.

The review, Edwards wrote, aims to "determine the extent to which ICE uses the program to identify and remove dangerous criminal aliens from the United States."

It will also examine cost, "the accuracy of ICE's data collection," whether the program is being applied equitably across communities, and the way ICE officials portrayed the program to states and counties, which were initially told they could opt out but were later informed that participation has always been mandatory.

Under the program, fingerprints routinely sent by local jails to the FBI for criminal background checks are shared with ICE. Although local law enforcement does not actively participate, the program has turned jails in about 1,200 U.S. counties into immigration screening centers. All 58 California counties are on board, though San Francisco and Santa Clara sought unsuccessfully to opt out.

Proponents, including Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, say the program is successfully targeting serious threats to public safety. According to ICE, about 28,000, or 35%, of the people deported so far had been convicted of felonies including murder and rape. An unknown number who appear in ICE data on the program as "noncriminals" or as having committed only misdemeanors had prior violent felonies here or in their home countries, or were previously deported and returned illegally, they note.

But opponents contend that by also sweeping up minor offenders or those never convicted of crimes, the program is dissuading illegal immigrants from cooperating with law enforcement.

ICE data show that about half those flagged for deportation since the program began were not convicted after their arrest or were convicted of misdemeanors. Immigrant rights groups also say the program has encouraged racial profiling, an allegation that
recently prompted Homeland Security officials to hire an outside statistician to analyze the arrest data.

Secure Communities "has been shrouded in secrecy and we hope that the OIG takes a real and serious look at all aspects of its operation," said Melissa Keaney, an attorney with the National Immigration Law Center.

The organization requested an Office of Inspector General audit of the program last fall and was told one would be conducted.

The program has been particularly controversial over the issue of whether local governments could opt out. Officials initially said it was voluntary but now maintain that it will be operating in all states and counties by 2013 regardless of opposition. In seeking an investigation last month, Lofgren bluntly accused ICE officials of lying to local governments and to members of Congress.

In a response to the congresswoman, ICE Director John Morton pointed the finger in part at private contractor Dan Cadman. Cadman was terminated in March after emails released in response to litigation showed that he told New York officials that opting out was possible and suggested that pressure be applied to Cook County, Ill., officials to bring them on board with the program. His were among hundreds of internal ICE emails released.

ICE, Morton told Lofgren, "takes full responsibility for the confusion and the inconsistent statements the agency has made about participation in the program." Steps taken to address the issue, he added, included "the termination of a contractor who authored several unacceptable emails."

However, the released emails indicate that knowledge of the deceptive messaging went much higher than Cadman, a point the contractor makes in a May 9 letter to Lofgren obtained Wednesday by The Times. In it, Cadman claims he has become a scapegoat for higher-ups who are responsible for the confusion. In his correspondence, Cadman included an April letter to Secure Communities Acting Assistant Director Marc Rapp that supports his assertions.

"ICE painted itself into a corner and needed someone to blame," Cadman wrote. "I think you will agree after reading my letter that confusion over opting out of Secure Communities has arisen not because of me, but because of the government's own vacillation, policy shifts and inconsistent public stances."

In his letter to Rapp, Cadman notes his recommendations in 2009 and early 2010 that ICE be clear with local officials about the lack of an opt-out but says they were rejected by higher-ups. "I faithfully put forward the government's often shifting positions, as best I understood them, even when I did not personally agree with them," he wrote. Reached Wednesday, he declined to comment.

The ICE press office also declined to comment on the Cadman correspondence and said that "as a matter of policy we do not comment on pending IG reviews."

Legislation pending in California would modify the state's agreement with ICE in part to apply the program only to convicted felons. If ICE does not agree to the changes, the legislation would require California to withdraw from the program.

Illinois' governor this month terminated that state's agreement with ICE after unsuccessfully seeking similar modifications. And on Wednesday, program opponents protested in front of the office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo urging him to take similar action.

The interesting fact here is that Edwards is only the Acting Inspector General (IG) and is angling for a permanent appointment. Furthermore it appears that the Obama Regime is content to have Edwards remain an Acting IG, ever dependant on the Regime as they hold out the possibility of a permanent appointment in exchange for a lack of due diligence exercising his responsibilities to oversea misconduct by Secretary Janet Reno Napolitano and the Department.

Of course, the question is whether the Obama Regime wants to maintain the Secure Communities program. It has become the cause celebre among Obama's Hispanic supporters and the radical left. However, Napolitano previously decided that it will use Secure Communities to replace worksite enforcement and other enforcement activity by ICE. The Regime has bragged that they have deported close to 400,000 illegal aliens and bragged that they have deported record numbers of illegals. However, that is not quite true, but in any event, the increase in deportations that they did have in Fiscal Year 2009 only came from the increase in aliens identified by Secure Communites. If the Obama Regime uses this investigation to pare back Secure Communities, then the mask will be off, and total deportations for FY 2010 will decrease substantially. That will motivate Hispanics and the radical left, but will expose Obama on swing voters in numerous States.

Tellingly, the allegations against Secure Communities are either basesless or pointless. The first accusation is of course racism. However Secure Communities does not profile, but is based on the fingerprinting of all arrestees in various jurisdictions. Of course the impact of Secure Communities falls hardest on Hispanics, but they are the largest group of illegal aliens in the U.S.

The pointless allegation from the left and Loftgren is that Secure Communities was sold as a voluntary program, which, apparently it is not. No more voluntary than the use by the FBI of fingerprints gathered by local law enforcement. Clearly ICE lied about the program, but, in the end, it does not matter. And since once fingerprints are sent to the FBI, they are then sent to DHS, States and localities have no ability to not participate. Which leads to the question of why aren't all fingerprints sent to DHS now. Why is there any delay in expanding Secure Communities to all arrestees? ICE says their target for all jurisdictions participating in Secure Communities is 2013. Why so long? If the fingerprints are in the possession of the FBI, why aren't all fingerprints sent on to ICE?

So, why any investigation at all. It is pointless. ICE has admitted that it lied. The only point of any investigation would to end or restrict Secure Communities. Which would be the goal of the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty. Time will certainly tell.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Massive And Complete ICE Fail

A man is dead. Alexander Temaj-Castanon is dead. He is dead because of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (U.S. ICE) has failed to do its job. But ICE did help arrest, again, the murderer, Davie Jimmy “Loco” Mejia-Sensente, who is an illegal alien. Again because ICE had the murderer in custody, but decided to release him because, despite the fact that he was a member of a gang, was considered to be non-violent.

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted DAVIE JIMMY MEJIA-SENSENTE (a/k/a “Crazy,” a/k/a “Loco”), 26, of Daly City; CARLOS MEJIA-QUINTANILLA (a/k/a “Wilfredo Oliva-Castro,” a/k/a “Sleepy,” a/k/a “Dormido”), 21, of San Francisco; and LUIS AMILAR-ZANAS (a/k/a “Luis Sana,” a/k/a “Trucha,” a/k/a “Yomo”), 32, of San Francisco, on May 3, 2011 with conspiracy to commit murder, and murder, in aid of racketeering activity, carrying and using a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and carrying and using a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and thereby causing death, as well as aiding and abetting, United States Attorney Melinda Haag and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Shane Folden announced.

According to the indictment, Mr. Mejia-Sensente, Mr. Mejia-Quintanilla, and Mr. Amilar-Zanas were members of La Mara Salvatrucha, or “MS-13,” a transnational criminal organization operating in various Central American countries and in numerous states across the United States. According to the indictment, MS-13 operates as a racketeering enterprise engaged in crimes that include murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and obstruction of justice. All three defendants are alleged to have conspired to kill actual and suspected members of other gangs, as well as persons suspected of cooperating with law enforcement.

According to the indictment, the three defendants used a firearm to kill a victim, identified as A. T.-C., on or about June 21, 2010, for the purpose of gaining entrance to and maintaining and increasing their positions in the MS-13 gang. The indictment alleges that MS-13 members were required to commit acts of violence even against those who were only perceived to be rival gang members. According to the indictment, such acts of violence increase the level of respect accorded to a member of the gang.

The indictment alleges that MS-13 is a street gang affiliated with so-called Surenos (or Southerners), who generally include gang members born outside the United States, who claim Southern California as their base, and who acknowledge the primacy of the Mexican Mafia prison gang. The indictment alleges that the principal rivals of MS-13 in the San Francisco Bay Area are the Nortenos (or Northerners), who generally encompass gang members born in the United States, who claim Northern California as their base, and who acknowledge the primacy of the Nuestra Familia prison gang. According to the indictment, one of the principal rules of MS-13 is that its members “hunt” – that is, attack and kill – Nortenos and other rivals whenever possible.

The indictment specifically alleges that all three defendants conspired to kill actual and suspected members of other gangs.

The victim was a Daly City man who was shot after getting off a Muni bus on Mission Street near his home in Daly City. He was found on the 6200 block of Mission Street at approximately 12:24 a.m. on June 21, 2010, by officers investigating reports of shots fired. The victim, who had been shot in the head, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr. Mejia-Sensente is currently in custody on a pending charge of being an illegal alien in possession of ammunition. His next scheduled appearance in that case is on May 11, 2011 in federal court in San Francisco.

Mr. Mejia-Quintanilla is in state custody in San Mateo County on charges stemming from the same incident.

Mr. Amilar-Zanas is in custody in federal court in the Eastern District of New York on a charge of illegal reentry following deportation.

The maximum statutory penalty for conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering activity in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1959(a)(5) is ten years in prison and a fine of $250,000. The maximum statutory penalty for murder in aid of racketeering activity in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1959(a)(1) is death or life imprisonment with a $250,000 fine. The maximum statutory penalty for carrying and using a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A), is a mandatory consecutive prison term of five years to life in prison (or seven years to life in prison if the firearm is brandished; or ten years to life in prison if the firearm is discharged), and a fine of $250,000. In the case of a second conviction under 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A), there is a mandatory consecutive term of prison of 25 years to life in prison. The maximum statutory penalty for causing death in the commission of a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c) is, if the death constitutes murder as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 1111, death or up to life in prison with a $250,000 fine. However, any sentence following conviction would be imposed by the court after consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of a sentence, 18 U.S.C. § 3553.

The prosecution is the result of 10 months’ investigation by the Daly City Police and ICE HSI.

Here is the real story about "Loco:"

It would seem San Francisco doesn’t need to bother declaring itself a sanctuary city anymore. If an alleged MS-13 gangbanger who is also an illegal immigrant from El Salvador is arrested on felony charges in the Bay Area and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation, as federal law requires, the agency might just let him go.

At first, the deportee would have to wear an electronic ankle bracelet tracking his whereabouts. But soon enough, the ankle bracelet would be removed and he would only be required to personally check in with ICE agents on a regular schedule.

That is apparently what happened with Davie Jimmy “Loco” Mejia-Sensente, 27, of Daly City, who was indicted May 5 in connection with the June 2010 murder of a Daly City restaurant worker who police say might merely have been mistaken for a rival gang member.

An ICE spokeswoman said Mejia-Sensente was given “supervised release” because he had no prior convictions, and the decision was “based upon a thorough review of his case.”

The killing happened only 12 days after the ICE took off Mejia-Sensente’s ankle bracelet. On the evening of June 21, 2010, Alexander Temaj-Castanon, a 26-year-old cook at Baby Blues Barbecue on Mission Street, was shot in the head as he got off a Muni bus at Mission Street and San Jose Avenue, coming home from his job.

Mejia-Sensente’s first local arrest was May 7, 2009, when the San Francisco gang task force and Daly City police raided his apartment. Officers reported finding a handgun, bullets, marijuana, cocaine and MS-13 drawings. Police described Mejia-Sensente as having “numerous” MS-13 tattoos and said they knew from “prior contacts” that he was a gang member.

What happened next boggles the mind. San Mateo County prosecutors decided they didn’t have sufficient evidence to file a drug charge. Mejia-Sensente was transferred to the ICE for deportation. But the federal agency just put him back on the street pending the outcome of his still-unresolved immigration case.

Mejia-Sensente and a San Francisco man were actually arrested Sept. 10 in connection with the bus-stop murder. But San Mateo County prosecutors again refused to file charges, this time citing a need for further investigation.

The ICE took custody of Mejia-Sensente a second time Sept. 17. Four days later, federal prosecutors followed up the May 2009 raid, charging him with illegal possession of ammunition. This time, the feds fought down his bail requests, describing Mejia-Sensente as a member of “a notoriously dangerous street gang” implicated in multiple acts of violence, and thus a flight risk and a danger to the community.

Finally, on May 5 federal prosecutors indicted Mejia-Sensente and two other men for the seemingly pointless mistaken-identity murder of a Daly City restaurant worker. And, quite possibly, this murder would not have happened if the ICE had deported Mejia-Sensente the first time it had him — the way it was supposed to.

Again, it is clear that ICE had no intention of deporting "Loco" from the start. He appears to have been getting the DREAM Act Administrative Amnesty since he is under age 35. Early release and employment authorization. He even had his ankle monitor removed. It is clear that ICE, especially the San Francisco office, is not serious about illegal alien criminals. Remember, gangmembers are supposed to be one of ICE's priorities. Obviously not. Releasing illegal aliens seems to be ICE's priority.

Interestingly, the article states that "Loco" has a "still unresolved immigration case," which is code language for an unddoubtedly fraudulent application. It is most likely part of a group of applicants that the Obama Regime wants approved, but the aliens in question do not qualify for the particular benefit in question. Probably some an old asylum application by a relative orginating in the Salvadoran Civil War that ended 15 years ago.

Give the useless Shane Folden a call. Even though HSI does not make custody decisions, another branch of ICE does, Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). However, if HSI did not want him released, he would not have been released. However, ICE is in on the amnesty, hook, line and sinker. So give Folden a call at:

630 Sansome Street

Room 890

San Francisco, CA 94111

Main (510) 267-3800

Fax (510) 267-3870

Also give the Field Office Director for ICE ERO a call at:

630 Sansome Street

Rm 590

San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: (415) 844-5512

It is most likely that he issued instructions that criminals such as "Loco" were to be released wholesale. Otherwise he should be terminating the Deportation Officer responsible for releasing "Loco" since his affiliation with the violent MS-13 gang was tattooed on his body.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Another Beneficiary Of The Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty

Isaura Garcia is an illegal alien. At or just after age 16 she entered into a adulturous relationship with a man and lived with him as man and wife. Supposedly during those years she was abused, but never said anything, nor did anything to leave the relationship. That is until she was arrested for domestic violence. As is common in such cases, she was engaged in violence, but had the charges dropped, but the charges against her boyfriend were also dropped. So there is no domestic violence, just an illegal alien.

However, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement refuses to deport her:

On February 6, after three turbulent years of abuse and beatings at the hands of her boyfriend, Isaura Garcia found the courage to call the authorities and seek help. But the 911 call would end in an emergency for her.

"I still don't understand why I was arrested, but had I realized I could be arrested after calling 911 for help and deported, I never would have called," Garcia said. That day, her boyfriend Ricardo had thrown Garcia and her oneyear- old daughter out of their apartment in Hollywood.

Garcia, 20, said she returned to the home to retrieve her things while Ricardo was gone. But he showed up and "he started throwing things at me."

"Trying to protect myself, I scratched his neck," she recounted. She then called 911 and when police showed up, one of the agents began talking to her in Spanish.

But she said his partner yelled at her that she needed to speak English. Garcia can't speak English very well and had trouble making herself understood.

In the meantime, the police officers had put handcuffs on Ricardo, but after looking at his scratches and hearing his side of the story, they turned their attention to Garcia.

"They put the handcuffs on him, but then they took them off and put them on me," she said. Startled that the officers were arresting her, Garcia fainted. The police officers took her to the hospital where a doctor found bruises on her body and identified her as a victim of domestic violence. But still, she was arrested on domestic violence charges.

After her arrest, Garcia ended up in the Los Angeles County jail where the Secure Communities program is in operation. This program requires local authorities to share the fingerprints of arrestees with immigration authorities.

Those found to be in the country illegally, like Garcia, are referred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The domestic violence charges against Garcia were dropped and her boyfriend tried to post bail for her, but by then an immigration hold had been placed on her. Before she knew it, Garcia was sent to an immigration detention center in Santa Ana, where she spent the next week.

She was only allowed out after an ankle monitor was placed on her. Ricardo was arrested a month later, following a fatal accident while driving under the influence and Garcia was under deportation proceedings.

"Secure Communities changed my life completely," Garcia said during a press conference last week at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) headquarters in Los Angeles, where representatives of that group and other pro-immigrant associations denounced this program. "The federal government is selling us Secure Communities as a way to safeguard our communities by focusing on serious criminals, but nothing could be further from the truth," said Southern California ACLU executive director Hector Villagra.

"Under the program, fingerprints of those arrested or detained in the County jails are sent to ICE even before people are convicted or not."

Villagra added Secure Communities "threatens to destroy the trust police departments have developed over the years. It is particularly worrisome for victims of domestic violence when the police can't determine who is the aggressor and who is the victim."

For Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), Garcia's arrest is indelible proof of the dangers of "this destructive program."

"This program [Secure Communities] is endangering the public safety, not only in the immigration community, but the entire nation," she said.

"This arrest completely undermines the notion that this program focuses on the worst of the worst. With this program, Special Order 40 [an LAPD directive that prevents police officers from initiating contact with a person based on that individual's immigration status], becomes irrelevant.

This program, Secure Communities, has to stop."

Secure Communities has come under heavy scrutiny recently. On May 4, the State of Illinois announced its desire to opt-out of the program completely, and on May 5, the U.S. Congressional Hispanic Caucus called for an immediate freeze of the program.

Also on May 5, San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessy announced that he would not turn over non-criminals and lowlevel offenders to immigration authorities identified through Secure Communities.

Those who oppose Secure Communities say that although the program purports to identify serious criminals, in practice it identifies anyone booked into police custody, including crime victims and non-criminals, for transfer to immigration authorities.
Recently released ICE statistics for the period between October 2008 and February 2011 show that 62 percent of people deported under Secure Communities, following
referral to immigration authorities from Los Angeles jails are either non-criminals or lowlevel offenders; 23 percent of those removed had no criminal record whatsoever.

Currently before the California State Assembly is a bill –the TRUST Act (AB 1081). It would protect victims of crimes from being swept into deportation proceedings by Secure Communities.

The bill, introduced by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (San Francisco) and co-sponsored by, among others, Assemblymember Gil Cedillo (Los Angeles), would be heard by the Assembly Appropriations Committee this week. A vote in Committee is expected by the end of this month.

A few hours after the press conference held at the ACLU offices, ICE stopped Garcia's deportation proceedings.

"After a comprehensive review of Ms. Garcia's immigration case, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) intends to ask the immigration court to terminate the removal proceedings against her. This action conforms with the policy ICE is in the process of finalizing that would guide how the agency uses its prosecutorial discretion in removal cases involving the victims and witnesses of crime, including domestic violence," an ICE press release stated.

The ACLU commended ICE for its decision, although it still questioned the Secure Communities program.

"We applaud ICE's decision to seek termination of the removal proceedings against Isaura Garcia, a domestic violence victim, identified through the Secure Communities program for removal," Villagra said. "Isaura should never have been placed in deportation proceedings as a result of her call to 911; ICE's commitment to terminate her case recognizes that fact.

"We remain concerned, however, about the many other women like Isaura who are victims of crimes but swept up in the deportation dragnet of Secure Communities. We hope that ICE will take meaningful steps to ensure that Secure Communities will be limited to its stated purpose of removing dangerous criminals, not people, like Isaura, who are victims of crime."

However, due to lobbying by communist organizations like the ACLU, deportation proceedings against Garcia were dropped. Interestingly enough, Garcia did not make a claim under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) which allows fraudulent claims of domestic violence to be used to stop deportations. Instead, ICE just stopped her deportation. It should be noted that claimants under VAWA don't have to provide any evidence, much less an actual criminal conviction of the attacker. Most of those claims are fraudulent, as Garcia's is most likely. But it is certainly evidence that ICE is not enforcing the law, much like the failure of ICE to deport the former maid for Meg Witman, Nicky Diaz.

Of course the communists at the ACLU and Reds like Tom Ammiano and "One Bill" Gill were looking for a case like Garcia's. But since her boyfriend was not charged in the case, that is evidence enough that the claim by the communists that victims of domestic violence are being swept up by Secure Communities is a big lie. Since only she was charged, she was the one the police concluded was the aggressor in the conflict. Hardly evidence of her innocence. She is no more than another Nicky Diaz, a prop in their campaign against Secure Communities. Too many people are being deported, so the radical left is on a jihad to stop Secure Communities because it is so successful. Nothing hurts like success in the immigration enforcement field. They just don't have any facts to back up their claims, so they just lie. In any event a real victim can halt deportation by using VAWA, so it does not matter how many "victims" Secure Communities catches, they have options.

Deport Dominique Strauss-Kahn

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has priorities. One of its priorities is the deportation of criminal aliens. A well know alien, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was indicted and arrested for rape while in the U.S. While not yet convicted, DSK became an illegal alien immediately after his resignation from the IMF and is as well a dangerous criminal. Yet ICE is refusing to deport him despite criminal aliens being one of ICE's priorities.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, was released from jail on Rikers Island and taken to a downtown Manhattan residence, where he will be under 24-hour private armed guard.

“Inmate Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been discharged from the custody of the NYC Department of Correction to the custody of the security company, Stroz Friedberg,” Sharman Stein, a spokeswoman for the department, said yesterday in an e-mail. “Mr. Strauss-Kahn is no longer on Rikers Island.”

New York state Supreme Court Justice Michael Obus signed the release order yesterday. Strauss-Kahn, accused of sexual assault and attempted rape of a hotel housekeeper, will spend the next few days in housing near the former site of the World Trade Center after an Upper East Side apartment fell through, prosecutors said yesterday at a state court hearing.

Strauss-Kahn paid $1 million to the court as part of his bail agreement. He also posted a $5 million bond as a guarantee that he will appear for trial. The bond is secured by cash from the defendant’s wife, Anne Sinclair, said Ira Judelson, the bail bondsman.

Erin Duggan, chief spokeswoman for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., declined to comment.

Strauss-Kahn, 62, was granted bail on condition that he pay the cash, post the bond and agree to home detention under armed guard and electronic monitoring. Prosecutors have called the French national a flight risk. He was taken into custody May 14 on an Air France flight minutes before departure and had been confined to Rikers Island since May 16, except for court appearances.

The apartment where he originally planned to stay didn’t work out because of the overwhelming media presence at the Upper East Side building, said defense attorney William Taylor, who likened the situation to the throng of reporters who surrounded Bernard Madoff after he was arrested in a Ponzi scheme.

“It was a Madoff kind of circus,” Taylor said in an interview after the hearing. “The building made it known they didn’t want” Strauss-Kahn.

Strauss-Kahn was taken to a building with rental apartments at 71 Broadway, the New York Times reported, citing an unnamed source.

Assistant District Attorney John “Artie” McConnell told the judge at the hearing that prosecutors still believe Strauss- Kahn should remain in jail pending trial. McConnell also said he was concerned about using a temporary residence, which he said the security company told him was only available for three or four days.

‘Ring of Steel’ McConnell said the temporary apartment was located in downtown Manhattan, within what the police department refers to as the “ring of steel.” He said there’s construction nearby and at most one or two lanes of traffic.

“To throw what has become a very large media presence into the mix is really potentially crippling,” McConnell said. “They haven’t really thought about anything beyond Mr. Strauss- Kahn’s immediate needs.”

Taylor said in an interview that the temporary housing won’t have security cameras. Three security guards would be posted at the location, he said.

Obus said that the initial housing arrangements didn’t work out “perhaps in part as a result of all the media attention.”

“I trust the media will do what they need to do, to do their jobs without unduly interfering with the rest of the public in New York City,” the judge said.

Obus said that while Strauss-Kahn is in temporary housing, he isn’t permitted to leave except for a medical emergency. Once he is in more permanent housing, he will be able to make arrangements to leave escorted and with notice for court appearances, meetings with attorneys and religious observances.

The neighborhood where Strauss-Kahn, who resigned May 18 as managing director of the IMF, will reside comprises the southern tip of Manhattan. It contains City Hall, Wall Street and the site where the World Trade Center stood before it was destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001. The area is also home to police headquarters and state and federal courthouses.

Security measures installed after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks include vehicle barriers, cameras, license-plate readers and radiation detectors throughout the district. Federal, state and city law enforcement personnel patrol the streets.

In an indictment filed May 19, Strauss-Kahn is charged with criminal sex acts, attempted rape, sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment and forcible touching. While he has denied the accusations, he hasn’t entered a formal plea to any of the charges. He’s scheduled to be arraigned June 6.

Strauss-Kahn is accused of attacking a housekeeper at the Sofitel hotel in Midtown Manhattan on May 14. He allegedly closed the door of the room to keep the woman from leaving, grabbed her breasts and tried to pull down her pantyhose, according to court papers. He also forced her to perform oral sex, prosecutors said. The maid escaped and later picked Strauss-Kahn out of a lineup, police said.

Jeffrey Shapiro, a lawyer for the alleged victim, declined to comment yesterday about Strauss-Kahn’s release, saying he had not spoken to his client yet.

The case is People v. Strauss-Kahn, 2526/11, Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County (Manhattan).

DSK entered the U.S. as an employee of a recognized international organization, the IMF. Such persons are admitted on the G-4 non-immigrant visa.

After his arrest, and before his release, DSK resigned his position at the International Monetary Fund. He immediately became an illegal alien. His status on the G-4 non-immigrant visa immediately expired upon his resignation. And since he was released from jail pending trial, he should have been immediately deported as he no longer has any legal status in the U.S. Also of interest is the fact that ICE did not place a detainer on DSK. In such cases an deportable alien who is in local custody has an immigration detainer placed on him so when he is released by a local court, the immigration detainer keeps the alien in custody. Why hasn't he been deported? It seems even criminals aren't deported by the Obama Regime.

ICE: Missing In Action IX?

Yes, a question, not a statement. We know that the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division has been missing in action during the investigation of the racist hate crime that occurred at Dodger Stadium where a white victim was brutally beaten by two obviously gangbanger Hispanics.

An arrest has been made in the attack though, but only after the LAPDogs assigned 20 detectives to the case, which is unprecedented for a simple ADW. Apparently the FBI and ICE did not assist. Generally they would not given the commonality of the crime, except, of course, for the obvious hate crime aspect. The subject is Giovanni Ramirez. Of course, a name does not make you illegal, but combine the non-Anglo first name with the living conditions of some apparent family members and it starts to add up. Continue with the shaved head, white t-shirts and gang affiliation and it adds up to possible illegal alien.

After hundreds of dead-end leads and bogus tips from reward seekers, it was a routine meeting between an ex-con and his parole agent that may have cracked open the case of Bryan Stow's beating.

Shortly before 7 on Sunday morning, a SWAT team from the Los Angeles Police Department crept into the courtyard of a dreary, run-down apartment building on Mariposa Avenue in East Hollywood. With weapons drawn, the officers made their way toward apartment 25 — the rear unit on the second floor.

Ramirez was taken into custody without incident and arrested on suspicion that he was one of two men who blindsided Stow, a San Francisco Giants fan, in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium on March 31 following the season opener between the rival teams. Stow, 42, suffered brain damage in the attack and remains hospitalized.

Ramirez was booked on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon and is being held on $1 million bail. Because he is accused of kicking Stow while he was unconscious on the ground, police consider Ramirez's foot a deadly weapon.

Police were searching for a second attacker as well as the woman who witnesses said drove the men from the stadium. Police said it appeared there was a young boy in the car.

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck called the arrest "a huge step" in the investigation into the beating that rocked the beleaguered Dodgers organization, Major League Baseball as a whole, and many Angelenos who have grown fed up with the sometimes violent segment of the Dodgers fan base that police say is dominated by gang members.

Recounting the phone call he received shortly after Ramirez was in custody, Beck said they were "the words I've been waiting for for seven weeks."

Ramirez, who police said is a documented member of the Varrio Nuevo Estrada street gang, has at least three prior felony convictions.

The Varrio Nuevo Estrada was originally a Norteno street gang because its membership was predominately American born Hispanics, but it has more recently been associated with the Surenos gang family, which is predominately made up of foreign born Mexicans and other Hispanics.

According to police sources, he was convicted of attempted robbery in 1998, robbery in 1999, and firing a weapon in a public place in 2005.

Another question is why a three time looser was not prosecuted under California's Three Strikes?

With the attack garnering intense national scrutiny, Los Angeles police officials put 20 detectives on the case — an extraordinary amount of resources. Together, they worked over 6,000 hours on the case and chased nearly 650 tips, Beck said. Police detained several people for questioning, only to determine they weren't involved. The $200,000 reward motivated many people. At least one man showed up at a police station and tried to confess to the crime, asking officers if his family would receive the money if he turned himself in, according to a police official.

Ultimately, the break in the case came from Ramirez's parole agent, said multiple police sources who requested their names not be used because of the ongoing investigation. In announcing the arrest, Beck and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa referred to a law enforcement figure who offered important information but did not specify his or her position.

According to a source with knowledge of the investigation, the parole agent met with Ramirez for a mandatory check-in meeting shortly after the attack. By then, the LAPD had released sketches of the two assailants, and the agent noticed that Ramirez bore a resemblance to one of the men.

It is unclear whether the agent voiced his suspicions to LAPD detectives right away. But it wasn't until last week that police became focused on Ramirez. After police questioned a different parolee and determined he was not involved, Ramirez's agent, either speaking up for the first time or reiterating his beliefs, expressed his suspicions about Ramirez, the source said.

Is the parole agent Hispanic as well? He or she did not want to give up a fellow one of La Raza?

Ramirez was summoned back to the office for another meeting last week. When he arrived, the agent noticed he had recently added several tattoos, which covered a part of his neck, the source said. Authorities reasoned that Ramirez was trying to cover up an older tattoo in case a witness had seen the tattoo and described it to police.

Tattoos are an intimate part of illegal alien gang lifestyles.

Circumstantial suspicions turned into something much more solid when, after the meeting, witnesses to the beating picked Ramirez from a selection of photographs shown to them by detectives, the source said.

While detectives continued to work on the case against Ramirez and sought a search warrant for the Mariposa Avenue apartment, a surveillance team tailed Ramirez around the clock from Friday until Sunday morning, when he was taken into custody, police sources said.

There are indications that Ramirez tried to use the Mariposa apartment to keep a low profile after the beating. The building manager said Ramirez wasn't a longtime resident and had been seen coming and going only in the last few months. The manager said a woman, her husband, their two adult children, and the woman's brother lived in the two-bedroom unit. It was not immediately known what relationship Ramirez has to the family.

This is common among illegal aliens with many adults, sometimes related, sometimes not, living in overcrowded conditions.

Along with the apartment on Mariposa Avenue, police officials said they also served a warrant at a second apartment nearby on Clinton Street. Ramirez had given parole agents that address as his residence, the source said.

Stow, a father of two, was walking through the Dodger Stadium parking lot with two friends after the Dodgers' opening-day victory over San Francisco when he was attacked. Stow, who lives in Santa Cruz and worked as a paramedic in Santa Clara, was wearing Giants apparel, police said, and two young men began taunting him. One of the assailants blindsided Stow with blows to the back and head, police said.

The two assailants repeatedly kicked and punched Stow while he was on the ground. Stow's friends attempted to help and were also punched and kicked before the attackers fled. Stow remains in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital, where he was moved last week from County-USC Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Doctors in San Francisco told reporters Stow had opened his eyes but that his long-term recovery was far from certain.

The incident has brought scrutiny and negative media attention to the Dodgers, who are also in the midst of an ownership battle. Owner Frank McCourt is struggling to meet payroll, prompting Major League Baseball to seize all business and day-to-day operations of the team. Several LAPD officers who worked off-duty at Dodgers games as security personnel criticized a decision a few years ago by Dodgers executives to stop the use of uniformed officers as part of the security team. The change, they said, added to the sense of rowdiness in some parts of the stadium.

Of course, just like ICE does not want to arrest too many illegal aliens, the LAPDogs and Antonio Villaraigosa does not want too many Hispanics arrested either, especially at Dodger games. But since there was a good chance that Ramirez was an illegal alien, why wasn't ICE involved? Was it part of the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty? 31 year old Ramirez certainly qualifies under the still un-passed DREAM Act Amnesty that the Obama Regime is pursuing.