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Sanctuary cities are choosing criminals over citizens

City governments are vowing to protect even violent predators…instead of taking care of their own citizens, city officials around the country are planning to sabotage federal law enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws.


Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned recently that sanctuary jurisdictions risked losing federal grants if they persisted in obstructing the enforcement of federal immigration laws. Billions of dollars in federal law enforcement funding are at stake.  “I urge the nation’s states and cities to carefully consider the harm they are doing to their citizens by refusing to enforce our immigration laws,” Attorney General Sessions said. “Countless Americans would be alive today and countless loved ones would not be grieving today if these policies of sanctuary cities were ended.”

“We are going to become this administration’s worst nightmare,” said New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. On the same day that Attorney General Sessions issued his warning, she hosted a meeting with like-minded officials from other sanctuary cities, including San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, and Philadelphia, who prioritize the welfare of illegal immigrants over their own citizens. Ms. Mark-Viverito and her comrades threatened to block access by federal immigration authorities to city property and to city records that could help with the enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws. They are acting in the spirit of Alabama’s late Governor George Wallace, who stood in the schoolhouse door to defy federal enforcement of desegregation.

“The Trump Administration is pushing an unrealistic and mean spirited executive order,” tweeted New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Spare us the tears, Mr. Mayor. We are not talking about innocent children caught up in vindictive mass deportation sweeps. Rather, President Trump’s so-called “mean-spirited executive order” is intended to rid this country of fiends like Estivan Rafael Marques Velasquez, a gang member from El Salvador with a criminal record, who was released from Rikers Island this year onto the streets of New York before U.S. officers from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) unit could pick him up for deportation proceedings. And there is Luis Alejandro Villegas, 31, who was released from local custody on Dec. 31, 2016, despite a detainer request from ICE. Villegas had previously been removed from the United States and has a prior conviction for forcible theft armed with a deadly weapon.

“Villegas is a criminal alien who was released back into our New York communities, posing an increased and unnecessary risk to those who live in this great city,” said Thomas R. Decker, field office director for ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations in New York.

Fortunately, ICE agents were able to catch up with both Velasquez and Villegas on their own and place them into federal custody. If de Blasio has his way, we may not be so lucky next time. In the New York City suburb of Hempstead, two women and a 2-year old girl ran out of luck. A MS-13 street gang member, who had been deported back to El Salvador from the U.S. four times and had a number of prior arrests, stabbed the women and sexually assaulted the little girl.

Hempstead is in Nassau County, which is a sanctuary jurisdiction. Hempstead’s Mayor Wayne J. Hall, Sr. said last February, “President Trump’s recent executive orders go against the moral fiber with which our great nation was built, and I wholeheartedly support New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio and countless other Mayors throughout the United States in denouncing these acts. I, Mayor DeBlasio and leaders from many other communities throughout the country will work together to oppose these executive orders and protect the rights of all people.” Good going, Mayor Hall. Now you can explain your opposition to rounding up and deporting illegal aliens with prior criminal records to the illegal aliens’ victims in your town, whom you should have been more worried about.

Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who is presiding over a city beset by rampant crime, reiterated his pledge that Chicago will “continue to welcome” immigrants. “Chicago was built on the back of immigrants and our future is hitched to the wagon of immigrants who come to the city,” he added.  Do these include the 45 out of 48 illegal immigrants picked up in a raid last month in the Chicago area who had previously been convicted of crimes, including criminal sexual assault? Twenty of the illegal aliens had returned to the country after have been already deported. In refusing to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement officials, Mayor Emanuel is hitching Chicago’s future in part to criminal illegal aliens who remain free to prey on Chicago’s citizens.

Challenging the Trump administration’s intention to put an end to sanctuary cities, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday that his city’s policies are “designed to keep our residents safe.” Tell that to the surviving family and friends of the Californian woman killed in a car crash caused by a drunk illegal alien with a long rap sheet, who had been deported previously. Perhaps Mayor Garcetti would do well to listen to the victim’s fiancé, who blamed politicians like himself for the “criminal illegal immigrants that are being harbored here.” Then again, Garcetti, Emanuel, de Blasio and the rest of the sanctuary city crowd are intent on placing their own pro-illegal alien progressive agenda above the safety and welfare of the people they are supposed to serve and protect.

In Travis County, Texas, Sheriff Sally Hernandez, known as “Sanctuary Sally,” has adopted sanctuary policies for the county in defiance of both federal and Texas state law enforcement. “We can’t have state and elected officials in the state like Sanctuary Sally [Hernandez] down here in Travis County turn a blind eye to releasing illegals that have felony convictions and then wonder what’s going to happen when they get back into general population,” said Texas District 7 Senator Paul Bettencourt. But it may be too late. According to a report issued by ICE on March 20, identifying those sanctuary jurisdictions which released criminal aliens under an immigration detainer, Sanctuary Sally’s county scored the number 1 position. It’s only a matter of time when a released illegal immigrant with felony convictions commits another crime.

Illegal immigrants in the United States make up approximately 3.5% of the nation’s entire population. According to data compiled from the U.S. Sentencing Commission for fiscal year 2015, illegal immigrants were responsible for 30.2 percent of convictions for kidnapping/hostage taking, 17.8 percent of convictions for drug trafficking, 11.6 percent of convictions for fraud, 10.4 percent of convictions for money laundering, 6.1 percent of convictions for assault, and 5.5 percent of convictions for murder. So much for the myth spread by the pro-illegal immigrant crowd that illegal immigrants commit serious crimes at a much lower rate than U.S.-born citizens.

Harboring or shielding from detection any alien who “remains in the United States in violation of law” is itself a violation of federal law. It also has real life consequences for the victims of the crimes committed by illegal aliens who are being shielded in sanctuary jurisdictions. Local and state officials who willfully help illegal immigrants evade detention for possible deportation should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.


[From an article by Joseph Klein published in FRONT PAGE MAGAZINE]


NORM ‘n’ AL Note:   How do you suppose the mayors named above and all the other government officials who are so rampantly pro-sanctuary and anti-law are going to explain their public stupidity when they lose a loved one to a criminal act committed by an illegal alien?




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“Most disastrous president America has ever known”…

I believe Barack Obama will go down in history as the most disastrous president America has ever known.

Barack Obama has been in the saddle riding our country for almost seven years now. And the result has been an unmitigated disaster.

Because of his own racial agitation, there is more race hatred in our country now than at any time in the last fifty years.

Because of his contempt for American power, we are on the defense everywhere in the world.

Because of his assault on our traditional values, our nation finds itself overwhelmed by social changes we didn’t ask for and don’t want.

I’m forced to conclude that Barack Obama is the first and only American president who does not love our country.

If he loved America, he wouldn’t have used the execrable Al Sharpton as his advisor on race, defended radical organizations such as Black Lives Matter, condoned the mob violence that has turned Baltimore and other cities into racial war zones, and enabled the daily attacks our police officers now face.

If he loved America, he wouldn’t be rewarding illegal immigrants whose first act upon setting foot on American soil is breaking one of its fundamental laws.

If he loved America, he wouldn’t have allowed ISIS to become an international threat, appeased the thuggish aggression of Vladimir Putin in Syria and Ukraine, or given Iran, a country that hates us now more than ever, the go-ahead to build the Islamist Bomb.

And most of all, if President Obama loved America, he would defend our most dependable ally Israel, instead of incessantly trying to pull the rug out from under her as she confronts an existential threat to her future.


[from a letter sent to us by David Horowitz / HowowitzFreedomCenter.org]


NORM ‘n’ AL Note:  We post this letter from David Horowitz for two reasons:  (1) It perfectly expresses our own views on the current Oval Office occupant and the job he is (not) doing, and (2), it helps to show that our opinion is shared by many (many) others in our country.




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Americans should be “gravely concerned” about Obama’s latest boneheaded decision…

Allen B. West

It’s one thing for our president to disrespect the Constitution and the enumerated powers specifically granted to the Congress — Article I, Section 8, Clause 4 regarding establishing rules of naturalization.

It is another thing to prosecute states who seek to protect their citizens from the infusion of illegal immigrants, as happened with Arizona. However, this latest revelation has to cause EVERY American citizen grave concern — unless you do not believe in the sovereignty of this Constitutional Republic.

As reported by the Washington Times, “Most of the illegal immigrant criminals Homeland Security officials released from custody last year were discretionary, meaning the department could have kept them in detention but chose instead to let them onto the streets as their deportation cases moved through the system, according to new numbers from Congress.

“Some of those released were the worst of the worst — more than 3,700 ‘Threat Level 1’ criminals, who are deemed the top priority for deportation, were still released out into the community even as they waited for their immigration cases to be heard. Homeland Security officials have implied their hands are tied by court rulings in many cases, but the numbers, obtained by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, showed 57 percent of the criminals released were by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s own choice, and they could have been kept instead.”

Incredibly enough, we have a presidential administration that is placing our nation and its citizens in harm’s way — and for what reason? Threat Level 1 criminals are indeed the worst of violators — and should be expedited for deportation, not discretionary release.

Perhaps instead of spending trillions of dollars on Obamacare, we ought to focus on this very important national and domestic security issue. It’s almost as if the Obama administration is mirroring what ISIS is doing in Syria and Iraq — setting violent criminals free.

The pressing question has to be, why? Why would the Department of Homeland Security – and by the way we also found out this week the TSA failed 96 percent of security breach tests — purposefully put the American people in danger?

Is it not enough that we must deal with the evident threat of domestic Islamic jihadism against our citizens with beheadings? Now we must learn that our own government is releasing high-level criminal illegal immigrants into the public.

And combining this with the focused demonization of our law enforcement by this current administration just exacerbates this situation.

The Washington Times writes, “In fiscal year 2014, ICE put about 41,000 immigrants through electronic monitoring, and more than 30,000 of them broke the terms of their release — many of them racking up multiple violations. All told, they notched nearly 300,000 violations in one year alone, or an average of 10 instances per violator. The rate has gone down slightly so far in fiscal year 2015. Of the 34,002 immigrants put into electronic monitoring, 27,317 have broken the rules a combined 162,322 times. Of the more than 30,000 detainees who broke the conditional terms of their release and monitoring in 2014, only 2,420 were deemed to have been serious enough breaches to rearrest them. Agency officials said they would like to be able to hold those who willfully break the rules, but they haven’t requested more beds.”

Want an idea of what happened in 2013? Here you go: “In 2013, the agency released 36,007 convicted criminals who were awaiting the outcome of their deportation cases. Those released had amassed 116 homicide convictions, 15,635 drunken driving convictions and 9,187 convictions stemming from what ICE labeled involvement with ‘dangerous drugs.'”

Ok, I know the liberal progressives reading this missive — and I know y’all do — are fuming and asking what would I do about it? Well, it’s simple. You know all those BRAC bases — you guys know what I’m talking about, right? Ok, I will explain. The Base Realignment and Closure military facilities could be used for housing these criminal illegal immigrants, segregated, and process them for deportation. It’s just like the elaborate state-of-the art courtroom facility at GITMO that sees little to no use — then again, unlawful enemy combatants have no legal rights. And criminal illegal immigrants caught in America shouldn’t either.

Even more disrespectful for the hardworking, law-abiding American taxpayer is that illegal immigrants will be receiving tax refunds by way of the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) even if they have not worked in the United States — how does that happen?

I can only put this in simple blunt language. If this is the America you want, then continue to support and vote for liberal progressive socialists who are telling us they care little about our safety and security. Obama articulated that the goal of his illegal and unconstitutional executive order for “dreamers” was to focus on deporting criminal illegal immigrants — instead, it was another lie as they are just being released into society.

Our American children have dreams…how many have had theirs adversely affected by Obama administration releasing criminal illegal immigrants?

This is yet another instance of an arrogant and incompetent president telling America to take it or leave it.


[by Allen West, writing for his blog]




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US government, at Obama’s direction, now paying (and paying) for illegal aliens to COME HERE to America…

The Migration Policy Institute has just issued a new report titled “Unaccompanied Child Migration to the United States.” It attributes the 2014 surge of children into the country illegally to two factors: (1) violence and poor economic conditions and (2) reconnecting with family in the United States.

A border enforcement advocacy group is taking the Obama administration to task for using taxpayer funds to pay for transporting illegal immigrants to the U.S. under the guise of “family reunification.”

A spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) argues that the administration is actually aiding and abetting people who want to come into the United States illegally. “They are arranging to fly them up to the United States, rather than have them come through Mexico and make that journey,” explains Ira Mehlman. “The policy of this administration is basically if you get here we’re going to let you in – and unless you commit some really heinous crime, you’re going to get to stay.”  (NORM ‘n’ AL emphasis)

According to Mehlman, Congress could have taken action to prevent the administration from being able to transport those individuals using taxpayers’ money.

“[Lawmakers] had the opportunity to defund his amnesty programs,” he explains. “John Boehner and Mitch McConnell felt like they needed to back down when it was actually the president and [then-Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid who were holding the budget for the Department of Homeland Security hostage to their political goals.”

Jack Martin with ImmigrationReform.com wrote last month that the administration chose to ignore that its “unilateral – and legally questionable – declaration of the limited amnesty policy” of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) could explain the surge.

[by Chad Groening, writing for OneNewsNow.com]

NORM ‘n’ AL Note:  Once again: Why would the administration do all this? For one reason, and one reason only. All the illegals who get to stay here are going to be grateful for the opportunity. They will stay in the US and escape the drug cartels, the poverty, the lack of many basics, that Americans take for granted. So grateful will they be, think the Democrats, that they will vote Democratic in any and all upcoming elections. In other words, Obama is leading the illegal program to bring aliens here and keep them here solely because it’s a behind-our-backs way to buy more votes for Dem candidates. Don’t let anyone try to tell you that Obama is anything but a liar, a scoundrel, and somebody who is taking the US for everything it can give him. He has absolutely NO thought, ever, of doing what is right and honest and best for the country that — BIG mistake — elected him.


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Houston (TX) Independent School District inundated with independent (no parents here) immigrant students…

A report obtained by Breitbart Texas from the Houston Independent School District (HISD) revealed the influx of unaccompanied minors over the summer from Central America lead to an increased enrollment of 3,000 students. The total student population for HISD is over 215,000 which represents the largest total enrollment for HISD since the 1970’s.

The total immigrant population for HISD currently sits at 8,409 students according to a memo written by HISD’s Government Relations Director Ashlea Graves. The memo was received by Breitbart Texas from a government source wishing to remain anonymous. Graves confirmed the authenticity of the memo in a phone conversation with Breitbart Texas.

Honduras, Mexico and El Salvador lead the list of 43 nations from around the globe with immigrant students enrolled in HISD. This immigrant enrollment includes legal and illegal immigrants and includes the 3,000 unaccompanied minors listed above according to Graves.

The charts shown below summarizes HISD immigrant data as of an October 31, 2014 snapshot. For the purposes of this data chart, immigrant students are only considered so during their first three years of enrollment in the school district.

Houston schools inundated with unaccompanied new students.

The unaccompanied minors enrolling in HISD this fall represent an increase of over 1,000 students per month. No estimated costs for educating these students were reflected in the report. However, in August, Breitbart Texas’ Kristin Tate reported Texas taxpayers would be on the hook for an estimated $45 million in education costs for the unaccompanied minors. That number was based upon an estimated 4,800 foreign minors that were reportedly set free in Texas. Texas Education Agency (TEA) General Counsel David Anderson estimated the cost per student at about $9,500 per student because of the need for bilingual special education teachers.

Using the number provided by the TEA, the estimated cost to HISD taxpayers would be over $28 million for the 3,000 unaccompanied minors now enrolled in the district.

The memo states that while Mexican students have not been the focus of media attention recently, their enrollment accounts for the second largest source of immigrant students with 1,261 students. Their enrollment is mostly in the secondary level schools. Honduras leads the list of immigrant students with 1,385. El Salvador trails Mexico with 1,227 students. Rounding out the top five countries are Guatemala with 402 and India with 347.

The students are spread throughout the district but HISD reports show most of the immigrants are enrolled in the Southwest area of the school district with a few schools in the Southeast and some in the North.

Ashlea Graves told Breitbart Texas the numbers were compiled by Dr. Gracie Guerrero, HISD’s Assistant Superintendent for Multilingual Programs and was sent out to local, state and federal elected officials to update public officials on HISD’s response to the influx of unaccompanied minors.

[by Bob Price, writing for BREITBART.COM]


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Guess we now have all the proof we need…

No cure...

It’s No Secret… The Implementation Of A Large-Scale Executive-Order Amnesty Program Has Already Begun.

The announcement is imminent and the Obama Regime is already laying the groundwork behind the scenes. Jonathan Strong with Breitbart.com issued the following report:

“Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a ‘surge’ scenario of 9 million id cards in one year ‘to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.’ … The guaranteed minimum for each ordering period is 4,000,000 cards. The estimated maximum for the entire contract is 34,000,000 cards.”

Of course, the Obama Regime is already trying to tell us that 34 million blank green cards does not necessarily translate to legalizing 34 million illegal aliens… and they’re right. History teaches us that legalizing millions of illegal aliens will only give the green light to an even greater number who will follow. It’s likely that Barack Obama actually wants to encourage MILLIONS of additional illegal aliens, beyond the 34 million, to come into the United States.

We already know that legalizing illegal aliens only encourages exponentially more illegal border crossings. Back in 2006, The Heritage Foundation’s Robert Rector issued a report that said, in part: “The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 granted amnesty to 2.7 million illegal aliens… the act did nothing to stem the tide of illegal entry. The number of illegal aliens entering the country increased fivefold… It seems plausible that the prospect of future amnesty and citizenship served as a magnet to draw even more illegal immigrants into the country.”

So here are some legitimate questions: If the illegal alien population increased from 2.7 million to 10-12 million after we enacted the last amnesty, what will happen if Barack Obama is permitted — against the will of Congress and the American people — to legalize up to 34 million illegal aliens now? How many tens of millions more will follow in anticipation of the next amnesty?


NORM ‘n’ AL Note:  Even more important, what will happen to millions of present low-income workers, many of whom are black, when suddenly there are millions of new and unskilled illegal aliens in the marketplace looking for jobs?  Will employers hire the new applicants who are going to be willing to work for even less?  Of course they will.


Did you know that almost 900,000 illegal aliens who are facing final deportation orders are still in the United States? Did you know that approximately 167,000 of them are convicted criminals who were released by ICE and are presently roaming our streets?

Breitbart.com again:

“The [Center for Immigration Studies] CIS report released Wednesday and authored by the group’s director of policy studies, Jessica Vaughan, details the decline in immigration enforcement and reveals that there remain nearly 167,000 convicted criminal immigrants with final orders of removal still in the United States and ‘currently at large.’

“‘Prosecutorial discretion as practiced by the Obama administration has transformed immigration enforcement into a massive catch-and-release program that makes a joke of the law, fails to deter illegal settlement, and allows even illegal aliens who commit crimes to remain here,’ Vaughan said Wednesday.

“‘As of the end of the 2013 fiscal year, the total number of post-final-order aliens remaining in the country was 872,504,’ Vaughn wrote in her report, noting that the number of post-final-order aliens as of Sept. 20, 2014 is now 897,572.”

And understand, Vaughan is not saying that 167,000 of the illegal aliens in this country are convicted criminals. Oh no… she’s saying that ICE had custody of 167,000 convicted criminals who were simply released back into our cities and towns even though the federal government had every legal right to immediately deport them.

So, here’s a question: How many convicted criminals will be roaming our streets once Barack Obama opens the floodgates with his covert amnesty scheme?







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Another Friday Free-For-All…we laugh, we cry…

First, let’s laugh…

Or just rose-colored glasses...

Those doggone videos...

Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive...

What problem? I don't see a problem...

Nothing to worry about, folks...

Best defense is a good offensive VP...

Now, the crying part…

It’s no secret that liberal Democrats want to turn 11 to 15 million illegal aliens into US citizens and registered Democrats. Barack Obama has been on the verge of using his executive powers to override Congress and grant amnesty and open the road to citizenship for the millions of illegals. I believe his whole purpose is to undermine traditional American patriotism and to secure millions of votes for his fellow Democrats throughout the country.
Evidently, one Department of Homeland Security official in the extremely liberal land of nuts, fruits and flakes, otherwise known as California, has taken Obama’s agenda to a new level. Mai Nhu Nguyen, who immigrated to the US from Vietnam and became a naturalized citizen the legal way, works for the DHS’s Citizenship and Immigration Services division.

Nguyen was, as one person put it, holding a fire sale on US citizenship. She was caught selling citizenship and legal residency status papers to illegals for thousands of dollars. In one instance, she sold a coveted ‘green card’ or paperwork indicating that a person had legal immigrant status to a Vietnamese person for $1,000.

The FBI worked with the DHS Inspector General’s office on the case and found that Nguyen, 48 years old, solicited bribes from Vietnamese immigrants resulting in her abusing her power to approve or deny applications for immigration status and benefits.

To avoid a lot of publicity, which would be very bad for Obama and California Democrats, the case against Nguyen was kept quiet and she agreed to a plea deal that could land her up to three years in prison.

NORM ‘n’ AL Note:  If you’re not crying yet, this is a good place to start, the part where the case was kept quiet to avoid [more] bad publicity for the White House…like they haven’t had any negative press lately…but do we cry from laughing harder, or do we cry because there is absolutely no end to the stupidity that keeps coming from the White House?

Nguyen is not the only government official to be busted in taking bribes for immigration and citizenship approval. Two Foreign Service Officers (FSO) have been arrested for selling US visas to Vietnamese immigrants. They have both been charged with conspiracy to commit visa fraud and bribery.

It seems that the market on illegally obtained immigration and citizenship documents is a big business in places like California which has opened its arms to illegals from anywhere. Malcolm Seston, a highway patrol officer commented:

“As it is, the driver’s license is no longer an accurate and reliable form of identification, with so many cases of [Motor Vehicles Department’s] MVD’s involvement in fraud and bribery.”

If that’s the case, what documentation can be trusted these days? I still think it best to round up the 11-15 million illegals and ship them back to their home countries. As it would be very expensive, I’d recommend that the US bill each country for the cost of arresting, detaining and deporting their people back to them. That could net the government over a billion dollars. It would also reduce crime and the economic draining on local, state and federal governments. It would also remove further infection of contagious diseases that some illegals are bringing over with them including TB, Dengue fever, chicken pox and H1N1 swine flu. It might also help send a few Islamic militants and terrorists back to their own countries as well. Then I would station US military troops along the entire US-Mexico border with orders to keep out illegals with whatever force is necessary.

It’s time we start protecting our own country and our own citizens and take this country back from the millions of illegals that are doing their best to fit right in [as they try to take advantage of a good thing]…

[by Dave Jolly, writing for GODFATHER POLITICS]


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