ICE Agents Say Trump Betrayed Them, Left Obama’s People in Place

President Donald Trump’s plate is full what with confronting Little Rocket Man and traitor John McCain.

More central to this story are Obama’s moles, planted deep within the federal bureaucracy, ready to impede the Trump agenda at every turn.

Washington Times

The country’s immigration enforcement officers launched a website Tuesday demanding that President Trump do more to clean up their agency, saying he has left the Obama team in place and it’s stymying his goal of enforcing laws on the books.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement supervisors in Philadelphia banned officers from wearing bulletproof vests during an operation in the dangerous “badlands” section in the city’s north for fear of offending the immigrant community, according to a new website, JICReport.com.

Meanwhile, officers in one Utah city are required to give city officials seven days’ heads-up before arresting anyone — and by the time they go to make the arrest, the immigrants they are targeting have taken off, the website says.

Compiled by the National ICE Council, which represents ICE officers, the website is part whistleblower and part primal scream for Mr. Trump to pay attention to a group of people who were among his staunchest backers during the presidential campaign.

“ICE Officers grudgingly admit that the only President they ever endorsed hasn’t kept his word, and many officers now feel betrayed,” the officers say on the website.

National ICE Council President Chris Crane, in an open letter to Mr. Trump, posted on the site, said he finds himself regularly having to defend the president to ICE officers who backed Mr. Trump during the campaign but now feel “stab[bed] in the back” by the administration.

Mr. Crane said he gives Mr. Trump the benefit of the doubt but that those around the president — whom he doesn’t name — appear to be trying to shield him from hearing about the continued struggles at ICE.

“While officers view the President’s position on enforcement as courageous, the Trump administration has left all of the Obama managers and leadership in place, a group that ICE Officers know after the last eight years to be completely incompetent, corrupt and anti-enforcement,” Mr. Crane wrote.

“While President Trump did create an uptick in morale at ICE through his support of enforcement operations, tensions are on the rise between Trump’s army of Obama holdovers and boots on the ground officers in the field, as behind the scenes Obama holdovers continue to undermine law enforcement operations and wage war against their own law enforcement officers.”

The White House didn’t respond to a request for comment.

President Trump has appointed long-time ICE employee Thomas Homan to head the agency. When confirmed by the Senate, he needs to respond to the agent’s concerns.

Border Patrol losing agents faster than it can hire them

OK, patriotic Americans of working age, here’s your chance to do something about the invasion of illegals: Join the Border Patrol and get paid for keeping the country safe.

The source article for this post doesn’t say much about why Border Patrol agents leave the organization, but we know that wages and working conditions are the root cause of many job changes. Some agents, many of whom are Mexicans, may object to President Trump’s call for ramped up deportations of illegals.

This article identifies the problem but doesn’t offer potential solutions.

Washington Times

The U.S. Border Patrol is losing agents faster than it can hire them, according to a new audit released Wednesday that said competition with other federal law enforcement and the difficulty of passing a polygraph test have sapped the agency of nearly 2,000 agents it’s supposed to have.

More than 900 agents leave each year on average but the Border Patrol only hires an average of 523 a year, the Government Accountability Office said in a broad survey of staffing and deployment challenges at the key border law enforcement agency.

The law requires the agency to have a minimum of 21,370 agents on board, but it had just 19,500 agents as of May.

That’s an even bigger problem when stacked up against President Trump’s call for hiring 5,000 more agents, to reach a workforce of 26,370.

Managers blamed everything from remote working conditions to competition with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the interior immigration agency that’s also staffing up, for difficulty in filling out ranks.

Problems span the southwest border, with eastern California and western Texas suffering particular shortages.

The new GAO analysis also looked at how the agents who are on board are deployed, amid a long-running dispute within the agency over the use of highway checkpoints.

Checkpoint backers say they serve as a critical chokepoint, helping snare drugs and, occasionally, illegal immigrants traveling on the roads. Opponents say they are easily circumvented, and also test the limits of constitutional rights, given that the Border Patrol claims authority to operate up to 100 miles away from the border.

Last year, one in five Border Patrol apprehensions of illegal immigrants, and more than three-fourths of seizures of drugs and other contraband, came more than five miles from the border.

“Illegal crossers and drug smugglers may sometimes travel near or through communities and private property in areas that are not along the immediate the border, prior to being apprehended by Border Patrol,” the GAO said.

Agents often-times end up trailing smugglers and illegal immigrants across the private property, adding to the damage, the audit said, including a photo of a mangled driveway gate attributed to illegal immigrants in Texas.

Still, the audit found local law enforcement officials are generally happy with the Border Patrol’s presence, with one Arizona official saying they would be overwhelmed without agents there to help out.

A Border Patrol agent working in San Antonio would be perceived as having a better worklife than an agent assigned to the hot, dusty expanses of West Texas. If the agency doesn’t offer hardship pay to those assigned to less desirable areas, then it should.

President Trump can do his part by Tweeting support and by paying agents personal visits along the border.

Substituting technology for people should be studied for any benefits that might accrue. But if there’s no substitute for more boots on the ground, then the taxpayer is going to have to foot the bill for improved wages and benefits.

ICE Director: Suspected Wine Country Arsonist Is Illegal Alien Mexican National

WELL, AT LEAST THEY GOT THE YARD WORK DONE CHEAP.

Californians are reaping the fruits of their foolishness. Offering so-called sanctuary to POS criminal aliens in the name of “inclusion” is one of the worst ideas imaginable. I feel sorry for all the wildlife and forest destroyed by the California fires, but I don’t feel sorry for the people, except for the small number of conservatives.

To our conservative friends in California, we offer one word of advice: LEAVE!

Breitbart

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tom Homan confirmed on Thursday that a man arrested in connection with setting a fire in Sonoma County Wine Country is an illegal alien from Mexico who has been twice returned to his “home country.”

Homan also confirmed that ICE has issued detainer requests for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez five times now in the past year alone, including the one issued on October 16 in relation to his most recent arrest on suspicion of arson. All of the arrests were made “by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges,” according to Homan.

Sonoma County is considered a sanctuary jurisdiction and does not fully cooperate with federal immigration officials. That includes not honoring ICE detainer requests. “ICE was never notified of Mr. Gonzalez’ various releases,” Homan wrote in the statement regarding Gonzalez.

There were several fires in the region, and it is not clear what role the fires Gonzales allegedly set played in the overall disaster.

Homan’s public statement highlights the lack of cooperation from Sonoma County officials and the devastating wildfires that have ravaged the region:

Once again, a non-cooperative jurisdiction has left their community vulnerable to dangerous individuals and preventable crimes. ICE lodged a detainer against Jesus Gonzalez with Sonoma County jail officials on October 16, following his arrest on felony charges for maliciously setting fire to a property. This is especially troubling in light of the massive wildfires already devastating the region. Over the past year, ICE has lodged detainers against Mr. Gonzalez after four separate arrests by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges. ICE was never notified of Mr. Gonzalez’ various releases. Additionally, Mr. Gonzales has been returned to his home country of Mexico on two separate occasions. The residents of Sonoma County, and the state of California, deserve better than policies that expose them to avoidable dangers. Non-cooperation policies – now enshrined in California state law – ensure only one thing: criminals who would otherwise be deported will be released and left free to reoffend as they please.

California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law a bill that makes California a sanctuary state.

Burned out homeowners should sue the governor, the state, and local officials behind the “sanctuary” madness.

Tree Company That Hired Illegal Aliens Fined $95,000,000

It looks like the campaign promise that Donald Trump made to put American workers first is starting to bear fruit. Asplundh Tree Experts has been under investigation since 2015 for using illegals to trim trees, but its hard to imagine this outcome during a Democrat presidency.

NBC News

A suburban Philadelphia tree-trimming company whose orange trucks are a familiar sight in communities throughout the United States will pay a record fine after pleading guilty in a scheme to employ thousands of people in the country illegally.

Asplundh Tree Expert Co. of Willow Grove, a utility contractor best known for pruning and removing trees around power lines, pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal criminal charge and was ordered to pay a total of $95 million. Prosecutors called it the largest monetary penalty ever levied in an immigration case.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Philadelphia said Asplundh employed thousands of unauthorized workers between 2010 and 2014, its top management remaining “willfully blind” while lower-level supervisors hired people they knew were in the country illegally. In some cases, the supervisors rehired workers who’d already been let go by the company due to their immigration status.

“This decentralized model tacitly perpetuated fraudulent hiring practices that, in turn, maximized productivity and profit,” prosecutors said in a statement. “With a motivated workforce, including unauthorized aliens willing to be relocated and respond to weather-related events around the nation, Asplundh had crews which were easily mobilized that enabled them to dominate the market.”

Asplundh is a 90-year-old, family-owned company that employs 30,000 workers in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The company, which holds many municipal, state and federal contracts, said it has reformed its hiring practices.

Investigators with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement began auditing Asplundh in 2009 and found that it employed unauthorized workers. Asplundh dismissed the workers, but managers hired them back, accepting bogus driver’s licenses, Social Security numbers, green cards and other fraudulent forms of identification, according to court documents.

Three Asplundh managers, including a vice president, already have pleaded guilty to felony charges in the case.

The company said that since learning of the federal investigation in 2015, it has hired compliance specialists, implemented a photo ID system that includes facial recognition software, investigated every complaint about unauthorized workers and taken other steps to eliminate the “practices of the past.”

“We accept responsibility for the charges as outlined, and we apologize to our customers, associates and all other stakeholders for what has occurred,” Chairman and CEO Scott Asplundh said in a statement on the company’s website.

With all the contracts this company had with government, it’s obvious that there’s a strong possibility that the company has political clout, possibly obtained through bribing public officials.

Pay up, you unAmerican maggots. All of you deserve jail for putting Mexico first.

Illegal immigrant among two men accused in rape of teen on orders from younger woman

If “Dreamers” like these two pieces of filth weren’t portrayed so sympathetically by the big media, the public would be strongly supporting the end of DACA. As it is, too many white Americans would rather bury their heads in the sand than admit the truth about illegals. Virtually all the Dreamers I’ve seen on CNN are the exceptions, going to college with high aspirations. You can’t base policy on exceptions.

Here’s the real deal.

Fox News

An illegal immigrant is one of two teens arrested in Maryland in connection with the brutal kidnapping and rape of a young woman — allegedly on orders of another female, officials said.

Frederick police said Salvadoran citizen Victor Gonzalez-Gutierres, 19, and Edgar Chicas-Hernandez, 17, were taken into custody last week. A third suspect is not in custody.

The 18-year-old victim was ambushed by three men as she walked to her apartment around 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 2, police said. The suspects cut the woman with a knife, hit her, pulled her hair and dragged her into a vehicle, FOX5DC reported.

The woman told police that Chicas-Hernandez and Gonzalez-Gutierres – who she said were known to be involved in gangs – held her captive and raped her for several hours. The third suspect reportedly filmed the crime.

The three men then allegedly took her back to her apartment complex. Before releasing her, they warned her “next time it will be worse” if she reported the incident, police said.

The 18-year-old told police the third suspect had his face covered and she could not recognize his voice, the Frederick News Post reported, citing court documents.

“We’re looking into all possible gang affiliations and ties to see if the suspects have or had any ties to local gangs or transnational gangs,” Frederick Sgt. Andrew Alcorn told FOX5DC. “This is not a common occurrence in Frederick. It’s a very quiet town and we like to keep it that way, and when an incident like this occurs we put all our available resources into solving it.”

The victim told police the three men told her they were following orders from a younger female acquaintance.

Investigators reportedly obtained copies of social media conversations in which a younger girl offered to give other acquaintances footage of the assault in exchange for “[one] night of pleasure,” the Frederick News Post reported.

Police said they also learned the younger girl had identified herself during the conversation and had even contacted one of the acquaintances before the assault, outlining her plan to extort money from the older girl.

According to the Frederick News Post, police questioned the younger girl about her potential role in the crime. She reportedly admitted that Chicas-Hernandez and Gonzalez-Guttierres would likely tell investigators she ordered them to commit the assault.

The younger girl reportedly denied any involvement in the crime, court documents said.

Chicas-Hernandez was arrested Sept. 12 and is charged as an adult because of the gravity of the crime. Gonzalez-Guittierres was taken into custody the following day.

Both men were charged with kidnapping, first-degree rape, sodomy, and first- and second-degree assault.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement lodged an immigration detainer for Gonzalez-Gutierres. In a statement, ICE said the teenager was released on immigration bond April 27.

“These detainers serve as a legally-authorized request…to maintain custody of an alien for up to 48 hours so that ICE may assume custody for removal purposes,” the statement said, the Daily Mail reported.

It’s unclear how long Gonzalez-Gutierres has been in the U.S.

Federal Judge Blocks Texas Ban on Sanctuary Cities

WETBACK PROTESTERS AT SAN ANTONIO’S FEDERAL COURT HOUSE.

A Mexican judge with the good fortune to be born on this side of the border has ruled that reining in sanctuary cities is not allowed. Judge Orlando Garcia has issued a temporary restraining order blocking the enforcement of Texas new law banning sanctuary cities within the state.

In all honesty, how can a Mexican judge be independent and unbiased in a case like this? He should have recused himself.

He was the judge assigned to my lawsuit, but offered to recuse himself because he teaches part-time at the university. I took him up on his offer and got a 85 year old white man assigned to my lawsuit, not that it did any good.

All of these judges rely heavily on their law clerks to research the law and write up their rulings for them. In South Texas, the law clerks are almost all Hispanic.

New York Times

HOUSTON — A federal judge in San Antonio on Wednesday blocked Texas from enforcing its ban on so-called sanctuary cities, questioning the constitutionality of a law that has pitted Republican state leaders against several Democratic-leaning cities.

The judge’s ruling was only temporary, and prevents the law from taking effect on Friday while a suit against it goes forward. But the decision, which Texas said it would appeal, served as a legal blow to one of the toughest state-issued immigration laws in the country and puts the brakes on a measure backed by the Trump administration that critics had called anti-Latino. The law has become so divisive that it served as the backdrop of a shoving match at the Texas Capitol between Hispanic Democratic lawmakers and their white Republican colleagues.

The law, known as Senate Bill 4 or S.B. 4, prohibits cities and counties from adopting policies that limit immigration enforcement, allows police officers to question the immigration status of anyone they detain or arrest and threatens officials who violate the law with fines, jail time and removal from office. It also directs local officials to cooperate with so-called immigration detainer requests, which allow foreign-born detainees to be transferred to federal custody after they are released from state or local custody.

A number of the state’s biggest cities, including Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Dallas, all of which are run by Democrats, joined a lawsuit against Texas seeking to strike down the law, which was passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature and signed by the Republican governor, Greg Abbott, in May.

JUDGE ORLANDO GARCIA AND HIS COURTHOUSE. IT’S ROUND.

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Daily Beast Propaganda: “Mom Deported Because She Didn’t Change Lanes”

MOM HAD TO GO BACK.

Beatriz del Carmen Morelos Barajas was in the United States illegally. The law says that she is subject to deportation. She would have known that. It’s a risk she took. The fact that she dropped four sprogs in the United States is irrelevant. They can go live with her in Mexico if they want.

Daily Beast

The moment that would forever change the lives of Beatriz Morelos, her husband, and their four children came just after noon on July 23, as she drove from work to their home in Painesville, Ohio.
The 33-year-old mother of three girls and a boy was traveling along Interstate 77 when she failed to put an entire lane between her vehicle and an Ohio State Highway Patrol cruiser parked on the shoulder.

Trooper Scott Boyle of the Ohio Patrol, who had graduated from the academy just four months before, responded with a rookie’s zeal and pulled her over. He issued her summons #OHP280747072320171314 for violation of Section 4511.213 of state vehicular law, which requires motorists to “change lanes into a lane that is not adjacent to that of a stationary public safety vehicle.”

That would have been that, but Morelos was an undocumented immigrant. And in Ohio that meant she had been unable to obtain a driver’s license. Boyle arrested her for violation of Section 4510.12, which states that no person “shall operate any motor vehicle upon a public road or highway or any public or private property used by the public for purposes of vehicular travel or parking in this state unless the person has a valid driver’s license.”

At 1:15 p.m. the following day, Morelos appeared in Painesville Municipal Court. She pleaded guilty to both charges and was fined $100, along with a list of other costs, including $5 for “legal research,” $15 in “sheriff fees,” and $8 for “special projects.” The total came to $250, and she would have only needed to pay it to return to the modest apartment complex where she lived with her family.

But a computer check had shown that she had been detained in Nogales, Arizona, while illegally crossing the border from Mexico to the United States back in 2000. She had been returned to Mexico in 2001 but soon after had crossed the border again and eventually settled in Painesville. She married David Casillas, who is residing legally in the U.S. on a work visa. Their four children were all American born and are now aged 3 to 13.

LEGALLY, ONLY THE MOM IS NOT AMERICAN.

For 16 years, Morelos and her husband had worked manual jobs that her lawyer, Elizabeth Ford, describes as tasks most Americans would not want to do. Her record shows no encounters with the police other than the traffic stop late last month.

None of that mattered. The Ohio authorities notified ICE, which took Morelos into custody. Morelos, who is also known as Beatriz del Carmen Morelos Barajas, was lodged in the ICE holding facility at the Seneca County jail in Tiffin, Ohio, a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Painesville.

“On July 24, Beatriz del Carmen Morelos Barajas, an illegally present citizen of Mexico, was arrested by U.S. immigration authorities, following her local arrest in Paynesville, Ohio,” ICE reported in a statement. “Morelos was previously removed from the United States in 2001. ICE has reinstated her previously issued final order of removal, and she will remain in agency custody pending removal from the U.S.”

The reinstatement of the 2001 order meant Morelos would be deported without any further legal proceedings.

“No judge, no case heard,” the attorney, Ford, said.

To make her plight a total nightmare, Morelos was slated to be sent across the border at Nuevo Laredo in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. The area is so dangerous that the U.S. State Department has posted an advisory against venturing there.

The nice Mexican lady is back in Mexico, where her husband drove to be with her. The rest of the long propaganda piece at the Daily Beast provides details about how dangerous and horrible Mexico is. Why, it’s downright mean of America to send these poor innocent moms back. That’s the propaganda spiel anyway.

Since Beatriz is a nice lady maybe she can work in Mexico toward stopping the crime and violence. In other words, maybe she can:

MAKE MEXICO GREAT AGAIN!