Thousands of illegal immigrants ticketed for deportation have been released from federal detention centers in recent weeks, according to a report that came out even as the White House and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano denied any involvement in the policy. Plans to release illegal immigrants in anticipation of looming budget cuts were announced earlier this week, but the report by The Associated Press detailed the policy had already taken effect and on a much larger scale. (Snip) Napolitano claimed Thursday that she had no part in her department’s decision to release low-risk detainees
Comments: If the dRATS won´t take responsibility for any of their actions, many illegal, when does the Supreme Court or GOP jump in to rectify this dereliction of duty [their sworn Oath to protect US]?
Castro flooded Florida with criminals released from Cuban prisons and Obama flooded the US with criminals released from American prisons. They both has similar mischief in mind. We might just as well have Fidel in the WH.
To be detained under the liberal Obama Administration policies those illegal aliens all most probably have criminal records that render them subject to deportation. In the past, Congress stopped such "catch and release" programs, as this event is, when it came to light that about 90% of released illegal aliens do not appear for scheduled future court hearings. That means if the government really intends to deport them sometime in the future, that the immigration authorities are going to have to go out, locate, arrest, and bring them to their court hearings. That´s going to cost a lot of time, money, and human resources, probably a lot more then it would if they were all kept tucked in jail.
An initiative this big, involving the release of thousands of illegal aliens had to come from either Napolitano or even Obama, as no career supervisory bureaucrat is going to put his or her job and career advancement at risk by ordering such a politically charged general release of thousands of illegal aliens, any of who could kill or assault innocent Americans.
You can bet on that. This is all politically designed to further appease the many very liberal ethnic and immigrant rights groups and to pressure the Congress to past Obama´s amnesty with a special path to citizenship for 11-20 million illegal aliens, who the liberal Democrats consider to be prospective eventual liberal Democrat voters.
Remember how the media and dems beat up Bush abou Abu Grabe and how he should have known what those junior troops were doing half way around the world. Where is that same beating for Obama and Napalatano now. They supposedly didn´t know what was happening in the administration and in the country. As others have said, both should lose their jobs
Well. Apparently the "Stoopit Curve" in this Administration isn´t an asymptote. May have even crossed the Utterly Stoopit Line some time ago.
#5: I believe you are quite correct on both points. IIRC, another story mentioned they did have criminal convictions. Also, such a major step, into new-policy ground, would never be taken by managerial-level people, especially in this control-freak administration. And even so, how high up would someone have to be to be able to order such releases from facilities across the country? Very, very near the top. Very near.
#9: I´m taking a small position in front door futures in case people listen to Biden....
I hate to tell ya but this has been going on for a while. I have a friend who has a friend who is an illegal and who was arrested, book and sent to the Tacoma ICE facility to await deportation. After one month, he was released with a court date for some time in the future.
Hasn´t napolitano, or someone in her gang, announced they had no idea why these people were detained? Hasn´t the obama administration, by that statement, admitted to the world that this administration detains people, thousands of people, for no reason? And these are the jokers that attacked the Bush administration for putting a few people that had actually killed Americans, on a tiny, tropical paradise in the ocean.
Revenge, plain and simple revenge from Val-Jar to obama, to big sis. There is no way someone low on the totem pole would on their own take this action. You now also have Holder screaming about being held in Contempt of Congress. So, put them all under oath to tell the truth and hold them all in contempt, but this time proceed with some action. No more second, third or 4th chances to hand over records requested. It´s time for mr. Sequester to get what is due!
Good grief. Everyday it is just more seriously bad news. I would not feel so much despair if I knew that someone in Washington DC was at least working to stop the most corrupt administration in history, but it appears they are not. What ARE they doing? Do they have no strategy? Is re-election their only goal? Do we need super PACs focused on "electable" candidates in future elections? Defeating Obama NOW should be the Republicans only goal. If we don´t stop Obama´s agenda now, the election won´t matter because the Republicans will be so demonized they won´t be able to run for dog catcher and win.
The Obama campaign for the 2014 House began on Jan 20. He has no plans to govern until he has consolidated power. OK, if the campaign has begun, we need to track each and every one of these prisoners. They will commit more crimes. Every time they do it needs to be broadcast to the public. Jan Brewer can get the info to our side. Let the campaign begin on BOTH sides!
The correction for this if the GOP had any guts would be for republican governors to pass strict voter ID laws and add a provision that illegal aliens who committed crimes never get the right to vote and those who avoid due process because of federal government laxity and prisoner releases be included in this provision, deemed convicted and automatically deported with no further due process. Remove the RATS incentive to create new voters and this kind of atrocity will be ended! When the federal govt refuses to enforce the law, and the courts side with them as in the Arizona case then the republican governors need to be more agressive or everything will be destroyed!
#23 asks the right question. Technically, nobody can be HELD without an order from a court with jurisdiction, so they can´t be released without one as well. Even if the prosecutor wants to drop charges, he still has to get a judge to sign the release order. Either some highly-placed federal/administrative judge somewhere rubber-stamped a bulk "release" order, which would require very high-up involvement by the Obama Administration, or else a lot of prosecutors simultaneously withdrew charges, which would also require coordination AND means a lot of judges acquiesced without much thought and no alarm. The third alternative, that the Administration just called and said "let them out" and their jailors did so, is too totalitarian and depressing to contemplate.
The depths of ignorance here have never been lower for a total administration. There is some secret hand directing all of this while others keep their hands over their eyes ignoring the law. We have become a third world nation. Thanks a lot, Barry, you thug.
On Greta one night this week I saw a Senator or Rep. who was a judge before he was elected to office and he said only a judge can sign for someone to be incarcerated and only a judge can sign for them to be released. So who is going to charge this administration with these illegal actions? Frickin´ crickets!
President Barack Obama is returning to The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. Obama will appear on the Aug. 6 broadcast of NBC´s late-night talker, which would mark his sixth time and the fourth appearance since becoming president. According to NBC, Obama plans to discuss jobs initiatives and the economy during his visit. Previous Tonight Show appearances were Dec. 1, 2006; Oct. 17, 2007; March 19, 2009 — marking the first time a current president appeared on a late-night talker; Oct. 25, 2011; and Oct. 24, 2012. Obama has made the late-night rounds over the years,
An American international politics publication has reported that the US Air Force plans to dispatch fighter jets and tanker aircraft to northern Australia in the next year. Foreign Policy magazine said it was part of a US strategy to dramatically expand its air defence presence across the Pacific and South-East Asia. (Snip) In a breakfast media briefing, he is reported saying the US would send "fighters, tankers and, at some point in the future, maybe bombers on a rotational basis" to Darwin. General Carlisle is reported to have said the aircraft would initially go to the RAAF base in Darwin
Most fishermen are guilty of the odd photobrag, but none can match this bloke´s cockiness. The Victorian fisherman celebrated catching a huge shark by climbing inside the gutted fish, poking his arm through its gills and posing for a joke shot with his knife buried between its eyes. In a world where every angler is pictured next to his prize catch with a thumbs up, it´s becoming increasingly difficult for intrepid fishermen to stand out. But this guy - let´s call him the Shark Slayer - certainly managed it. ´Arch´, who works at the Metung Hotel in Gippsland, was present when the photo was taken.
Washington - U.S. spy agencies plan to release newly declassified documents as early as this week about the National Security Agency surveillance programs revealed by former contractor Edward Snowden, and also material related to a secret intelligence court, a U.S. intelligence official said on Tuesday. (Snip) The documents would also include information about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the official said. That court operates in secrecy in making decisions on government surveillance requests. The Washington Post reported late Tuesday that senior U.S. officials said one of the orders
Washington - President Barack Obama has asked two senior Republican senators to travel to Egypt to meet with its military leaders and the opposition, as Cairo´s allies struggle with how to address the turmoil convulsing the country. (Snip) U.S. officials have been grappling with how to respond to the situation in Egypt since its elected Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, was ousted by the military on July 3. In particular, they have struggled with how to handle the $1.55 billion in mostly military aid Washington sends to Cairo each year. Egypt has long been an important U.S. ally
In a significant victory for law enforcement, a federal appeals court on Tuesday said that government authorities could extract historical location data directly from telecommunications carriers without a search warrant. The closely watched case, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, is the first ruling that squarely addresses the constitutionality of warrantless searches of historical location data stored by cellphone service providers. Ruling 2 to 1, the court said a warrantless search was “not per se unconstitutional” because location data was “clearly a business record”
Washington - Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that Israeli and Palestinian negotiators would convene again in the Middle East within two weeks and that their goal would be to work out a comprehensive peace agreement within nine months that would lead to an independent Palestinian state. (Snip) “Our objective will be to achieve a final status agreement over the course of the next nine months,” Mr. Kerry said. “We all understand the goal that we’re working towards: two states living side by side in peace and security.” As they resume peace talks that have been moribund since 2010,
Three former high-ranking Penn State officials, including the university’s former president, Graham B. Spanier, were ordered Tuesday to stand trial on charges that they were part of a cover-up related to the child sexual abuse scandal involving the former football coach Jerry Sandusky. After a two-day preliminary hearing this week, Harrisburg District Judge William Werner decided there was enough evidence against Spanier, the retired university vice president Gary Schultz and the former athletic director Tim Curley to proceed with a trial, which could start later this year.
Anti-Christian extremist groups like the ACLU, the Freedom From Religion Foundation and People for the American Way hate God. They also hate America. True America. These "progressive" outfits - along with like-minded politicos, judges, Hollywood elitists and left-wing media-types - hate that this great nation was expressly founded upon the bedrock precepts of the Judeo-Christian tradition. And so, in response, they lash out. They endeavor first to raze our God-blessed America, and then raise, from the rubble, a godless America fashioned in their own secular-socialist self-image.
Last week, Utah Sen. Mike Lee (R.) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.), “informing Senator Reid that we will not vote for a continuing resolution that funds Obamacare,” risking a government shutdown if Lee’s objectives are not achieved. While eleven other Senate Republicans have signed on to Lee’s letter, other Republicans are denouncing the move in surprisingly direct language. “It’s not an achievable strategy…and it’s dishonest,” said Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.). “It’s the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard of,” added Sen. Richard Burr (R., N.C.).
Republican U.S. senators pushed for more transparency on aid to Egypt, if not an outright end to the $1.3 billion per year in military assistance, as U.S. officials struggled on Monday with how to respond to the crisis in Cairo. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has introduced an amendment to a Senate transportation funding bill that would end military aid to Egypt under a U.S. law banning aid to countries that have experienced military coups, and redirect the money to domestic infrastructure projects. Senate aides said on Monday that the bill and Paul's
Sacramento - Gloria Steinem, Jesse Jackson, Bonnie Raitt and Jay Leno have joined prison hunger strikers in calling for an end to California´s use of solitary confinement to control prison gang violence. The civil rights crusaders, singer and late-night comedian are among those who signed a letter sent Monday to Gov. Jerry Brown. The letter calls isolation units "extensions of the same inhumanity practiced at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay." The letter to Brown, to be followed by a demonstration Tuesday at the Capitol, was arranged by the National Religion Campaign Against Torture and local
Mark Levin, who hosts one of America´s top radio talk shows and is considered by supporters to be the people´s pundit on the Constitution, is rallying his 8.5 million-strong audience to demand an historic convention of state governments to halt the "oppressive power" of the federal government. The author of two New York Times bestsellers on the threats to the Constitution, Levin hopes his latest, "The Liberty Amendments," out mid-August, will spark the state lawmakers to tap a rarely used Constitutional provision to institute measures that would brake President Obama´s use of executive orders, bar thousand-page laws and
The former commander of special operations in Northern Africa told a closed-door briefing today that he was largely detached from events the night of the Benghazi attack as he was traveling at the time. The testimony of Col. George H. Bristol, USMC, Former Commander, Joint Special Operations Task Force-Trans Sahara, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command Africa, had been eagerly anticipated by members of Congress. Originally, lawmakers had been told by the Defense Department that he had retired — the actual date is Aug. 1, an “administrative error” according to the Pentagon — and that they didn’t have
FORNEY, Texas - George Zimmerman, the former Florida neighborhood watch leader cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, was pulled over for speeding in North Texas on Sunday, CBS DFW reports. According to the station, Zimmerman was armed when officers pulled him over on Highway 80 in Forney, east of Dallas. (Snip) The officer reportedly did not recognize Zimmerman, who was driving a Honda pickup. Zimmerman told the officer he was armed and was then told to put the weapon in his glove compartment, according to the station.
Arizona Sen. John McCain was the Republican Party´s 2008 presidential nominee and he still wants the keys to the Oval Office. But he is beginning to sound more like a fan of likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. "She´s a rock star," he said in a newly released interview. "She has, maybe not glamour, but certainly the aura of someone widely regarded throughout the world," he added in a reference to her work as secretary of State. McCain, reportedly trying to win back his reputation as a GOP maverick, was asked by the New Republic
President Obama has been rolling up his sleeves campaigning across the country delivering a surreal stump speech message supposedly aimed at the middle class: big government works, Obamacare is manna from heaven, the wave of recent scandals are “phony” figments of the imagination, and all economic problems are the fault of the Republicans. Conveniently, he leaves out the bankruptcy of Detroit, a city run by his own party for more than half a century. His message is so stale and unconvincing, that even The New York Times and Washington Post have noticed. Both papers, usually loyal to Obama, remarked that
Serial sexter Anthony Weiner’s wife partly blamed herself last year when her horndog husband confessed to her that he was at it again. Friends and family told People magazine that Huma Abedin was kicking herself at the time for bailing out of couples counseling and focusing more on their newborn baby boy. But, thanks to a new round of joint therapy that continues even now, the couple was able to put the relapse behind them. “They really became a unit, and she feels much closer to Anthony now,” a relative told the magazine. That’s a long way from how Abedin
Gotta figure her lead would be even bigger without Joe Miller in the field here. Her nomination for the taking? Alaska should be a top tier pick up opportunity for Senate Republicans next year…but their top choice of a candidate is Sarah Palin. 36% of GOP primary voters in the state say they’d like Palin to be their standard bearer against Mark Begich to 26% for Mead Treadwell, 15% for Dan Sullivan, and 12% for Joe Miller.
Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner and an attorney in the Federal Election Commission’s general counsel’s office appear to have twice colluded to influence the record before the FEC’s vote in the case of a conservative non-profit organization, according to e-mails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee and obtained exclusively by National Review Online. The correspondence suggests the discrimination of conservative groups extended beyond the IRS and into the FEC, where an attorney from the agency’s enforcement division in at least one case sought and received tax information about the status of a conservative group,
Sen. John McCain — a Democrat? There was confusion Wednesday after the Arizona Republican mistakenly strolled into President Obama’s meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol. The room full of Democrats — who happened to be meeting in the same room where the Senate GOP usually holds their weekly policy luncheons — erupted in applause and laughter as the former Republican presidential candidate made his entrance. As McCain, 76, walked out of the Dem-filled space, reporters pressed him as to why he stepped foot in the room.
In preparation for the release of Oscar-bait film The Butler, Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, and director Lee Daniels (Precious) sat down with Parade magazine. The film chronicles a butler (Whitaker) who works in the White House through seven administrations. Winfrey plays the butler’s wife. In the interview, Winfrey explained her sadness that so few Americans know about the history of the civil rights movement: “They don’t know diddly-squat. Diddly-squat.” She then said of the historic use of the n-word, “I always think of the millions of people who heard that as their last
If we learned anything about Barack Obama in his first term it is that when he starts repeating the same idea over and over, what´s on his mind is something else. The first term´s over-and-over subject was "the wealthiest 1%." Past some point, people wondered why he kept beating these half-dead horses. After the election, we knew. It was to propagandize the targeted voting base that would provide his 4% popular-vote margin of victory—very young voters and minorities. They believed. He won. The second-term over-and-over, elevated in his summer speech tour, is the shafting of the middle class. But
In her first speech since taking over the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy came out swinging Tuesday and promised to ramp up the aggressive climate change agenda laid out by President Obama.(snip)“Can we stop talking about environmental regulations killing jobs? Please, at least for today,” she said during remarks at Harvard Law School. “We need to cut carbon pollution to grow jobs. We need to cut carbon pollution to strengthen the economy. Let’s talk about it positively. Let’s approach this as an opportunity of a lifetime. There are too many lifetimes at stake.”