Justin Smith paints a picture of Obama’s blatant unconstitutional AND illegal policies according to Congressional passed laws. Justin presents figures into the billions of dollars being spent illegally domestically and in foreign aid for the purpose of accommodating the surge of child of illegal aliens.
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The Death of America
By Justin O. Smith
6/28/2014 10:19 PM
“Immigration laws are the only laws that are discussed almost entirely in terms of what can be done to help those who have broken the law.” -Thomas Sowell
Along with Obama’s propensity for lawless unilateral actions and a lot of loose talk hinting at amnesty for illegal aliens, from the Obama administration’s first days, his recent response to the assault on our southern border by tens of thousands of illegal aliens shows that Obama, Eric Holder, Jeh Johnson and a litany of other Democratic Progressives know no bounds, when it comes to betraying America. At every critical juncture during this ongoing crisis, the Obama administration’s intent, purpose and agenda have aligned with the desires of the illegal aliens and their advocates, which makes this administration the most dangerous existential threat to America and Her people in American history.
Remember when Obama admitted he didn’t have the authority to pass the dream Act on his own and then two weeks later still arbitrarily and capriciously issued an executive order implementing it?
Many Progressives will caustically harangue anyone who equates the Dream Act (DACA), signed into law June 15, 2012, with amnesty. They often ask, “Where does it (the DACA) say “amnesty”? It doesn’t, but everything within it certainly embodies the very definition of amnesty: Legal definition – 2. An Amnesty is either expressed or implied; it is expressed when declared in direct terms; and it is implied, when a treaty of peace is made between contending parties.
Now it is apparent that more amnesty is forthcoming. Obama and Eric Holder’s Justice Department are attempting to efface the illegal aliens’ crimes by spending $2 million and providing them with 100 lawyers and paralegals, at taxpayer expense; however, this is in direct violation of Federal immigration law 1229a (b/4/A), which clearly allows illegal aliens to be represented at their own expense, not at the expense of the government.
“Reports from ICE officers and agents on the ground corroborate reports that the majority are motivated more by rumors of amnesty than the situation in their home countries,” stated Chris Crane, president of National ICE Council 118 of the American Federation of Government Employees. Crane added, “Impoverished countries don’t read our laws or read cut-off dates.”
In a startling move, the Obama administration also has promised to reward those Central American nations that are unloading the unaccompanied children (UAC) and other illegal aliens on us, by sending them more money. Obama wants $161.5 million sent to the so-called Central American Regional Security Initiative and nearly $100 million to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Essentially, these payments are additional incentives for them to do nothing to correct their current situation.
Reuters previously reported that the administration was seeking $2 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services to handle the influx of illegal aliens in fiscal 2015, which begins on October 1, 2014. This is more than double the $868 million appropriated this year.
The U.S. taxpayer is also paying for the new illegal alien children’s facility now opening in Tucson, Arizona. This is the 17th such facility operated by Southwest Key, with an annual budget of more than $150 million that is heavily supported by government contracts, according to KVOA, an NBC affiliate. And, incredibly or unbelievably, the chairman of Southwest Key’s board of directors, Victor Garza, is an official of LaRaza, which hopes to reclaim the Southwest for Mexico.
On June 5th, 2014 (and proudly displayed on DHS homepage) Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson exclaimed after a verbal jab at Republicans, “Almost all of us agree a child who crossed our border illegally with a parent, or in search of a parent or a better life…should be treated differently than adult law breakers.” Two weeks later, after the surge of illegals made front-page news across the country, the administration started reversing its previous pro-amnesty messaging. But, VP Joe Biden seems to have other ideas, and he recently implied publicly that some of these illegal aliens would not be deported.
There is literally nothing in America’s interest in the entire mission statement of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), which is now handling “unaccompanied children” (most are adults) and delivering them to shelters located throughout the United States. “Resettlement”, in other words, means these illegals are staying, at least if Obama has his way. According to the UAC services webpage of the ORR, their mission is to assist these illegal aliens “in becoming integrated members of our global society” – not our “American” society.
Also, as reported in the June 25th Congressional hearing titled “An Administration-Made Disaster…,”** the sheer numbers in the cascading flood of illegal immigrants and the associated health and public safety risks should preclude any consideration of legalization or naturalization for these illegal aliens. There have already been numerous positive tests within their ranks for tuberculosis and H1N1, swine flu.
When, ever, did Americans vote for this?
Members of both parties, mainly RINOs and Progressives such as Senator Alexander (R-TN) and Senator Schumer (D-NY), have supported de facto open borders for decades; however, one true conservative, President Ronald Reagan granted amnesty in 1986 against his own better judgment, on the advice of advisors. Then in a series of memos issued after the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Responsibility Act, a law that sought to curtail illegal immigration, officials in both the Clinton and Bush administrations established guidelines and limits for when authorities could exercise leniency in dealing with illegal aliens. And if these years proved anything, America learned that any hint of amnesty always catalyzes illegal immigration.
A normal government would halt these illegal aliens, the drug mules entering with the UACs (documented) and violent interventions by the Mexican military helicopters directed against plainly marked U.S. Border Patrol vehicles, as it worked to halt the other dire threats to public health and safety. A normal government would be mobilizing deportation efforts immediately and returning these illegal aliens to their home countries, which would be less costly than keeping them here in the U.S.
Granting amnesty to illegal immigrants in a welfare state, such as ours, is an economic disaster of epic proportions. The U.S. is over $17 trillion in debt right now. Adding 11-30 million people into our entitlement programs would be devastating to our economy.
Ever willing to knock America down a notch, to weaken America and make Her less prosperous, Obama has announced repeatedly his egregious intent to sign an executive order granting amnesty to this massive swarm of illegal aliens. Rather than send these Central American nations sizable bills for the cost of transporting these children back, he chooses to hit the U.S. taxpayer for the cost of their day care and health care. Obama is openly breaking U.S. law, as he continues with his flagrant executive overreach of power, and Republicans must immediately use their power of the purse to deny funding for Obama’s immigration machinations, or accept their own role in the Death of America.
By Justin O. Smith
**Blog Editor: It is a good idea to read a report summary of the 25th Congressional hearing on the real factors for the surge of child illegal aliens across the U.S./Mexican border. In essence President Obama’s directives allowing this is breaking the law. YES, and yet another good reason for impeachment.
HEARING: AN ADMINISTRATION MADE DISASTER: THE SOUTH TEXAS BORDER SURGE OF UNACCOMPANIED ALIEN MINORS
By THE HONORABLE BOB GOODLATTE
Jun 25 2014
There is a tsunami hitting our nation’s southern border – unaccompanied alien minors (UAMs) and adults traveling with minors are arriving in unprecedented numbers. Central American minors, largely teenagers, are making a perilous journey through Mexico and then walking miles across a hostile border environment, assisted by smugglers, and coming to the United States in violation of the law.
According to Deputy Border Patrol Chief, Ronald Vitiello, who will testify today, the Department of Homeland Security expects to apprehend more than 90,000 unaccompanied minors on the border this year. The estimated number of “UAMs” apprehended in 2014 represents a 1,381% increase since 2011, while the projected number of 142,000 apprehensions in 2015 represents a 2,232% increase. It is not just UAMs who are arriving – adults bringing along minors are also coming. Since 2011 the number of apprehended individuals comprising family units has increased from 13,600 to 42,000 for this year as of June 16th. Taking into account just half of this year, we have seen a 143% increase in families apprehended at the border since 2012.
The Administration claims that these unlawful aliens are coming to the U.S. based upon generalized violence, strife, conflict, and discord in their home countries. It is true that these factors have always played a role in Central Americans coming to the U.S. illegally.
Undoubtedly, seeing strife in economically disadvantaged countries along with seeing impoverished women and children showing up at our nation’s door step arouses the deepest of sympathies. However, the factors causing the recent and unprecedented surge are very different than those claimed by the Administration.
A May 28, 2014, Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector Intelligence Report tells a story that is strikingly different than the claimed humanitarian crisis the Administration paints as responsible for the surge. The report summarized interviews conducted with hundreds of apprehended Central Americans minors and quite frankly paints a very different picture of the situation.
According to the report, when these individuals were asked why they made the journey to the United States, approximately 95% indicated that the main reason was to take advantage of the “new” U.S. “law” that grants a “free pass” or permit (referred to as “permisos”) being issued by the U.S. government to women traveling with minors and unaccompanied alien minors. While no new law has been enacted, the truth is that this Administration has dramatically altered immigration enforcement policies. The timing of the change in policies correlates closely with the steep uptick of individuals showing up at the border. Apparently, word has gotten out that once encountered by Border Patrol agents and processed, thanks to this Administration’s lax enforcement policies, one will likely never be removed.
Word has spread to the Americas and beyond that the Obama Administration has taken unprecedented, and most likely unconstitutional, steps in order to shut down the enforcement of our immigration laws for millions of unlawful and criminal aliens not considered high enough “priorities,” especially minors and adults with minors. The world seems to know that DHS refuses to enforce the law under the guise of “prosecutorial discretion.” The beneficiaries of these policies even include many thousands of aliens who have been arrested by state and local law enforcement or convicted criminals who have been put in removal proceedings and who DHS has simply let back onto our streets.
And now those beneficiaries include those minors and families who continue to arrive at our border and the Administration ushers in via “100% reverse escorts” into the interior of the United States. Most are ultimately released, often into the hands of those who paid smugglers to bring them here in the first place.
In addition to simply not pursuing removable aliens, DHS has been granting hundreds of thousands of these individuals administrative legalization and work authorization. DHS does this under many guises, invoking doctrines with esoteric names such as “deferred action” and “parole-in-place”. The net effect of these policies has been described by former ICE Acting Director John Sandweg — “If you are a run-of-the mill immigrant here illegally, your odds of getting deported are close to zero . . . .” Apparently, those arriving at our borders now know this.
Indeed, Father Heyman Vazquez, the director of a migrant shelter in Mexico, told news outlets that children and families are encouraged to cross into the U.S. illegally because they think they will be given amnesty. Vazquez said, “I remember a little boy of 9 years old and I asked if he was going to go meet someone and he told me ‘No, I’m just going to hand myself over because I hear they help kids.'” In addition, like so many others across Central America, Robin Tulio, a 13-year-old, said his mother believed that the Obama Administration had quietly changed its policy regarding unaccompanied minors, and that if he made it across, he would have a better shot at staying. In the meantime, Central American media touts an open door to the U.S. for minors and families.
Based on information the Committee has received, it seems that the Administration has known about this problem for some time. Rev. Richard Ryscavage, who serves on the White House immigration advisory panel, agrees. He stated that “Officials hid the fast-growing migration crisis from the media because they’re still trying to pass a very unpopular immigration rewrite.” He indicated, “That’s the [Administration’s] priority – to get that Senate-type bill passed. They didn’t do anything public about it, they didn’t want to tell anyone about it… [and] they’re now in a stage where they’re feeling ‘We have to figure out a strategy.’” Ryscavage concludes, “That’s what the administration is most afraid of – that [the border surge] will derail any discussion of reform of the immigration laws.”
Unfortunately, these statements show that the Administration has made a fundamental miscalculation. Its failure to secure our borders, mitigate threats to national security, or enforce our immigration laws only undermines Congress’s ability to reform our immigration laws.
It was easy to predict that people in South and Central America, as well as in Mexico, would recognize a veiled invitation from the Administration to send their children and families to the United States with little chance of deportation.
These individuals know that the Administration’s policy of non-enforcement of our immigration laws presents a golden opportunity for unaccompanied minors and families with minors to come to the U.S., most likely to be released with very little chance of ever being removed. The Administration’s message is tragic because the journey the Administration encourages is so dangerous and results in death, disease, and harm to so many minors along the way. It is often said that Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Unfortunately, it seems Obama fiddles while our borders implode.
I look forward to finding out from the witnesses today what if anything, the Obama Administration plans to do about this crisis and what solutions could work to end it. I’d like to thank all of the witnesses – many of whom are career law enforcement professionals – for taking the time to testify today.
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The Death of America
© Justin O. Smith
HEARING: AN ADMINISTRATION MADE DISASTER: THE SOUTH TEXAS BORDER SURGE OF UNACCOMPANIED ALIEN MINORS
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