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Lyle J. Rapacki, Ph.D. -- Family Security Matters -- February 14, 2012  
Open Border Policy: Costs to America's infrastructure incalculable 
The construction of a 50-mile "virtual-fence" on the southern Arizona border sponsored by Homeland Security Secretary and former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano briefly softened conservative rhetoric, but the political decisions made hundreds of miles away to encourage mass migration into border-states, and beyond, will defeat any sophisticated gadgets employed...

David North -- Center for Immigration Studies -- February 10, 2012    
Hidden double attacks on our immigration system   
In addition to their massive assaults on the very core of our immigration laws – such as the use of "prosecutorial discretion" in deportation cases – the more-migration people in and out of the administration are keeping up a steady drum roll of proposed and actual changes in the rules, all intended to expand highly-specific bits and pieces of migratory flows and, in many cases...

Fox News Latino -- February 9, 2012    
Court halts deportation of seven 'immigrants,' putting new policy to test
A federal appeals court has given seven immigrants a reprieve from deportation. -- In a 2-1 ruling this week, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals demanded the Obama administration explain whether the immigrants can avoid deportation because of two memos released last year by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement director John Morton urging prosecutors to use "discretion" when deciding...

Glenn Beck -- The Blaze -- February 8, 2012 Several Videos Included    
Former border agent details national security threats spilling into the U.S.
As America prepares to draw down from wars abroad, it faces a new conflict as a vicious drug war spills across our southern border with Mexico. -- Former Border Patrol Agent Zachary Taylor told The Blaze just how grave the threat really is. -- Taylor broke down the imminent dangers and expanded upon the case that the U.S.-Mexico border has become the soft underbelly of U.S. homeland defense...

Judicial Watch -- February 8, 2012     
Obama Amnesty: Deportations at record low   
The Obama backdoor amnesty plan is in full force, with a record amount of illegal [aliens] spared from deportation and a huge increase in the number of those allowed to remain the United States. --The shift is striking, according to the nonprofit university group that obtained government records outlining the drastic change. The New York-based nonpartisan research center...

Poor Richard's Blog -- February 7, 2012   
DHS defents globalism, not America   
The Department Of Homeland Security is the very epitome of unnecessary bureaucracy. Its formation was predicated on the existence of terrorist threats, many of which the U.S. government and orbiting alphabet agencies either created through acts of war, or fabricated out of thin air. Its policies of centralization were sold to the public as necessary to prevent systemic "miscommunications" that never actually took place...

Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas -- February 7, 2012    
FBI: Paying cash for a cup of coffee a 'potential indicator of terrorist activity'
An FBI advisory aimed at Internet Cafe owners instructs businesses to report people who regularly use cash to pay for their coffee as potential terrorists. -- The flyer, issued under the FBI's Communities Against Terrorism (CAT) program, lists examples of "suspicious activity" and then encourages businesses to gather information about individuals and report them to the authorities...

Tom Tancredo -- February 7, 2012     
New DHS "lexicon" brands many Americans "militia extremists"  
Via PJM's Patrick Poole: A recently published "lexicon" distributed to thousands of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) targets citizens concerned about their Second Amendment rights and the steady encroachment of the federal government, categorizing such as "militia extremists."

Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas -- February 7, 2012     
Senate passes bill allowing airports to evict TSA screeners 
The Senate has passed legislation that includes a provision allowing airports to replace TSA screeners with private security, opening the door for the widely loathed federal agency to be marginalized from aviation security altogether. -- The bill was primarily concerned with how the Federal Aviation Authority would be funded for the next four years...

Sierra Vista (Arizona) Herald / Review -- February 6, 2012     
Report looks at border security   
...Glenn Spencer, president of American Border Patrol, a nongovernmental border watch group based in Hereford, said the statement by CRS regarding the rate of serious crimes by illegal aliens is "outrageous" because it is misleading and it disarms the American people against a real threat. -- "Persons coming from Mexico may have a criminal record there, but we do not know what it might be..."

Activist Post -- February 6, 2012    
25 reports that can put you on the terror watch list   
A concerted effort has been afoot for some time to merge local police with federal authorities to respond to the implementation of citizen spy "snitch" programs. This has been best illustrated by the role of threat fusion centers, which are integrating data from public and private sources alike -- even universities. -- The FBI has now made public their "Communities Against Terrorism" Suspicious Activity Reporting flyers...

Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- February 3, 2012    
Big Sis taps hot dog peddlers to spot "terrorists" at Superbowl 
"Despite acknowledging there are 'no credible or specific threats' to the safety of the 2012 Super Bowl in Indianapolis on Sunday, the TSA is training thousands of fast food sellers to spot terrorists under the "First Observer" program. --"TSA said over 8,000 stadium vendors, parking lot attendants, shuttle bus drivers, and other transportation professionals received the agency's First Observer training..."

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- February 2, 2012   
Napolitano fails to understand role at DHS... instead, lobbies for amnesty
On Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano spoke at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. and told the crowd that our current immigration laws were "sorely outdated and in need of revision." -- But, when an audience member asked what, specifically was wrong and in need of change, Napolitano could not give a clear answer...

London Daily Mail -- February 1, 2012 
Illegals continue to trash southwest deserts   
Picking her way into the desert brush, Raquel Martinez gathered scores of plastic water bottles tossed in an Arizona desert valley near the Mexico border, often by migrants making a risky trek into the United States across increasingly remote terrain. -- 'We need more bags... there's so much trash,' said Ms Martinez, one of scores of volunteers helping clean up the dry bed of the Santa Cruz River...

Associated Press -- January 31, 201   
Big Sis voices support for DREAM Act amnesty scheme    
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says the nation's immigration laws need an overhaul. -- In her second annual Address on the State of the Nation's Homeland Security, Napolitano said they're 'sorely outdated and in need of revision.' -- Asked by an audience member at the National Press Club what she sees as most in need of change, Napolitano said she couldn't narrow it down...

Daily Caller -- Washington -- January 31, 2012    
Big Sis tells tall tales at National Press Club   
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano praised President Barack Obama's administration for taking the ":most serious" and "sustained actions" to secure the border in U.S. history. -- "The Obama administration has undertaken the most serious and sustained actions to secure our borders in our nation's history. And it is clear from every measure we currently have that this approach is working," she said...

KNBC-TV -- Los Angeles -- January 31, 2012   
Big Sis has big ears   
Two British tourists were detained and refused entry into the U.S. last Monday by officials at Los Angeles International Airport after lightheartedly sharing on Twitter their intent to "destroy America." -- Leigh Van Bryan, 26, said he used the term "destroy" as slang for partying in a tweet that read, "Free this week, for quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America."...

Houston Chronicle -- January 31, 2012   
To stop corruption, changes may be coming to border   
As the threat of internal corruption dogs the ranks of border security forces, the Obama administration is considering regularly rotating agents to other locations to distance them from the persuasive power and money of Mexico's drug cartels. -- Such a decision would subject locally recruited U.S. Border Patrol agents and Customs and Border Protection officers to the periodic relocations already required...

The Hill -- Washington -- January 30, 2012  
Big Sis promises more efficient, 'information-driven' national security
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano pledged Wednesday for a more efficient approach to protecting the nation's security by expanding measures to allow the department to better collect and share important information. -- The department would initiate a "drive toward a risk-based, information-driven approach to security," Napolitano said...

Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise -- January 26, 2012  
Subversive Feds fail to file detainers on busted illegal alien agitators 
Federal officials are not pursuing potential deportation of the 12 illegal immigrants arrested in Tuesday's protest in downtown San Bernardino against federal immigration programs and policies. -- The protesters were arrested on suspicion of unlawful assembly and refusal to disperse after blocking traffic on streets in front of San Bernardino City Hall and a local office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- January 25, 2012    
Shock Docs: Total federalization of police under new DHS mission  
A new white paper presented to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence carves out an 'evolving mission' for Homeland Security that moves away from fighting terrorism and towards growing a vast domestic intelligence apparatus that would expand integration with local/state agencies and private-public partnerships already underway via regional fusion centers...

Prison Planet / CNN -- January 24, 2012    
Did TSA target Rand Paul for intrusive pat-down?   
Following Rand Paul's incident earlier today with the TSA, the corporate media spun the story to say Paul was not detained. Jay Carney, the White House spokesman, set the tone when he insisted Paul --- or rather, the passenger in question --- was not detained. -- "Let's just be clear," Carney said in his Monday press briefing. "The passenger was not detained. He was escorted out of the area by local law-enforcement."

Daily Caller -- January 24, 2012    
Rand Paul on TSA detainment: '"I was barked at: 'Do not leave the cubicle!'"
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul told The Daily Caller that being "detained" by the Transportation Security Administration at the Nashville airport Monday was a major ordeal that underscores flaws in TSA's procedures that affect tens of millions of passengers every year. -- "It was a big headache," Paul said in a phone interview. "I missed my speech here. I was supposed to speak to the Right to Life March..."

The Hill -- Washington -- January 24, 2012    
White House approves of unconstitutional detention of Sen. Paul 
The White House is standing by the Transportation Security Administration in its standoff with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and his father, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). -- The elder Paul called the TSA a "police state" Monday after Rand Paul was reportedly detained by TSA after he refused to take a pat-down from TSA officials at the Nashville International Airport.

Miami Herald -- January 23, 2012    
ICE released man who went on to kill 3 in North Miami
When burglar Kesler Dufrene became a twice-convicted felon in 2006, a Bradenton judge shipped him to prison for five years. And because of his convictions, an immigration judge ordered Dufrene deported to his native Haiti. -- That never happened. -- Instead, when Dufrene's state prison term was up, Miami immigration authorities in October 2010 released him from custody...

Prison Planet / Associated Press -- January 23, 2012    
Sen. Rand Paul detained by TSA over pat-down standoff  
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was briefly detained this morning after a standoff incident with TSA officers In Nashville. -- In a telephone interview with AP, Rand Paul confirmed that an "anomaly" on his knee was picked up by a full body scanner. Paul said he asked for another scan and refused a pat down by airport security. -- He said he was then "detained" in a small cubicle and consequently missed a flight to Washington...

End of the American Dream -- January 21, 2012    
1.4 million gangsters and more pour into the U.S. daily   
A vast army of heavily armed criminals has embedded itself in every major city in the United States. In fact, nearly every community in America is now affected by these thugs. Drugs, theft and brutal violence are all part of the every day lifestyle of the members of this army. They aggressively recruit our young people and floods of illegal immigrants are joining their ranks. Once civil unrest erupts in America...

Cynthia Hodges -- The Examiner -- January 20, 2012   
Big Sis admits the sound of her own voice is a "scary thought"   
`On Thursday afternoon, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano addressed law enforcement officials at the National Sheriffs' Association's winter conference in Washington, D.C. to hightlight the Department's successful counter-terrorism collaborative efforts with state and local law enforcement, first responders, and key public-private partnerships...

Arizona Capitol Times -- Phoenix -- January 20, 2012    
Big Sis tells sheriffs group that border security is a priority   
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano defended the government's decision to funnel most of a federal border-security grant program to the southern border, telling a national sheriffs group Thursday that the government is "very serious" about stopping illegal traffic. -- "We put it (funding) where we adjudicated that we needed it the most, and we're all about setting priorities," Napolitano said...

Fox News Latino -- January 20, 2012  
Subversive Obama Regime recommends closing 1,600 deportation cases 
The Obama administration recommended Thursday to close deportation proceedings for over 1,600 [illegal aliens] in Denver and Baltimore who are not considered a national security or public threat, a DHS official said. -- The recommendations come after a review of 11,682 pending cases involving [illegal aliens] not jailed by federal authorities as part of an Obama administration pledge....

Texas Tribune -- January 19, 2012   
Border Coalition: Security strategy falling short   
After narcotics seizures surged 45 percent in 2010, the Laredo Customs District saw a relatively minimal increase in contraband that was intercepted at its ports in 2011. -- Although the amount of methamphetamine and heroin seized by agents jumped, marijuana and undeclared cash remained steady while cocaine dipped. Inspectors credit the figures to an increased enforcement effort that has curbed the flow of drugs...

Judicial Watch -- January 14, 2012    
Obama Regime skews deportation figures   
The Obama Administration drastically inflated statistics to show that it has deported a record-high number of illegal [aliens] with criminal records, according to federal data obtained by a nonprofit university group dedicated to researching the government. -- The new documents reveal the figure is actually at an all-time low and rapidly decreasing, leaving the Obama Administration with egg on its face...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- January 13, 2012 
Obama cites 2001 earthquake for allowing 217,000 illegal to stay here  
The Obama administration has just quietly issued another extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) originally granted to 217,000 illegal aliens from El Salvador. -- According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), due to two earthquakes in 2001, "El Salvador remains unable, temporarily, to handle adequately the return of its nationals."

Chicago Sun-Times -- January 13, 2012    
Morton: Cook County jail policy may be illegal   
Cook County's controversial illegal immigration policy, which critics say paved the way for a suspect in a deadly drunken driving crash to bond out of jail and disappear, may very well violate federal law, the nation's immigration director said in a letter to County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. -- "This ordinance undermines public safety in Cook County," [ICE] Director John Morton wrote...

Politico -- January 10, 2012   
Obama Regime extends Salvadoran deportation freeze   
The Obama administration has extended temporary protected status to El Salvadoran nationals through late 2013, shielding them from deportation and forcible return to their home country. -- The Department of Homeland Security cites ongoing disruptions from a series of earthquakes in 2001, concluding that "El Salvador remains unable, temporarily, to handle adequately the return of its nationals."

The Public Record -- January 10, 2012   
Obama immigration agency exaggerating deportations   
Analysts at Syracuse University have concluded that the Obama Administration's figures for the number of people deported from the US are being grossly overestimated. -- Analysis of government immigration data provided to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University in late December --- almost two years after TRAC had requested it --- show that...

International Business Times -- January 9, 2012   
Amnesty: Eyeing election, Obama acts without Congress  
Pander BearWhen it comes to fulfilling his immigration promises, President Barack Obama is no longer waiting for Congress to act. -- During his 2008 campaign, President Barack Obama helped to shore up his support from Latino voters by vowing to pursue comprehensive immigration reform [read: amnesty] and to establish a path to citizenship for some [aliens] who were in the country illegally...

Josh Gersten -- Politico -- January 9, 2012    
Regime folds in immigration FOIA fight, admits error  
The Obama Administration has quietly thrown in the towel in a long-running battle to prevent disclosure of internal legal memos about its plans to force local law enforcement agencies to participate in the controversial immigration-enforcement system known as Secure Communities. The government also admitted it made an embarrassing mistake by giving a federal judge false information last year about the circulation...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- January 9, 2012   
Can rank and file ICE officers save the country from Obama's lawlessness? 
The National ICE Council, the union which represents more than 7,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers is not allowing its members to take part in training ordered by the Obama administration which would facilitate a large reduction in the deportation of illegal aliens. -- The training in question was ordered to implement the agency's new policy known as "prosecutorial discretion"...

The Intel Hub -- January 6, 2012     
Armed DHS goons set up unannounced ID checkpoint  
Residents of Leesburg, Florida were shocked to see their local Social Security office turned into a random Homeland Security checkpoint Tuesday morning, as DHS officers armed with semiautomatic rifles and accompanied by sniffer dogs checked identifications of locals. -- "With their blue and white SUVs circled around the Main Street office, at least one official was posted on the door with a semiautomatic rifle..."

Los Angeles Times -- January 6, 2012   
Obama rule would let illegals stay in U.S. during application  
The Obama administration will announce Friday a proposed new regulation that would allow certain undocumented immigrants to remain in America while applying for legal status -- a step aimed at keeping families intact and one that may also shore up the president's support with Latino voters. -- As it stands, people living in the U.S. illegally who leave the country to apply for a green card...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- January 5, 2012    
Local cops growing tired of criminal aliens being set free  
On Wednesday, the Santa Fe Police Department (SFPD) spoke out publicly on their growing frustration over continuously arresting the same illegal aliens over and over again. -- SFPD Lt. Louis Carlos told KOAT TV: "Somebody's dropping the ball. These suspects have an immigration detainer, meaning Immigration takes control of them. And somehow, they're ending up back on the streets of Santa Fe." -- January 5, 2012   
DHS report details visa push despite fraud risk  
Dozens of rank-and-file federal immigration officials say their bosses pressure them to approve visas, even at the risk of fraud and security concerns, according to the news website The Daily. -- The revelation comes from a new Homeland Security report The Daily obtained stating that high-ranking officials of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are pressuring rank-and-file officers to rubber-stamp visa applications...

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse -- January 4, 2012    
ICE's enforcement claims not supported by own data  
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Case-by-case records provided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) show that many fewer individuals were apprehended, deported or detained by the agency than were claimed in its official statements --- congressional testimony, press releases, and the agency's latest 2010 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics...

KOAT-TV -- Albuquerque -- December 31, 2011   
Man accused in baby death had been recently deported 
Federal agents said the man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a 1-month-old baby girl had recently sneaked back into the United States after being deported to Mexico four months before the crime. --Police released a recording of the 911 call that indicated the baby was already dead before anyone contacted the authorities... [So much for the Obama Regime's "secure border"]

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- December 30, 2011   
For illegals under arrest, free legal advice now only a phone call away 
On Thursday, the Obama administration announced the implementation of a 24-hour-a-day, 7-days-a-week hotline for detained illegal aliens so that they may be "made aware of their rights." -- A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement news release stated the hotline is a component of a "broader effort to improve our immigration enforcement process and prioritize resources to focus on..."

Department of Homeland Security -- December 29, 2011   
NHL signs on with Big Sis's snitch brigade  
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced a new partnership between DHS' "If You See Something, Say Something™" public awareness campaign and the National Hockey League (NHL) - highlighting the Department's continued partnership with the sports industry to ensure the safety and security of employees, players and fans...

Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner -- December 28, 2011 
DHS' new excuse for no border fence: It threatens wildlife   
Despite years of discussion and planning, there is still is no security fence at the U.S.-Mexico border, and if the Obama administration has run out of excuses for failing to secure the border, a group of government-paid scientists appear to have delivered a whopper for them to use, according to proponents of border security and immigration reform. -- According to a top public-interest watchdog group...

London Daily Mail -- December 28, 2011    
Tweeting the words 'illegal immigrant' could mean your Twitter account is read by U.S. government spies 
...The DHS outlined plans to scans blogs, Twitter and Facebook for words such as 'illegal immigrant', 'outbreak', 'drill', 'strain', 'virus', 'recovery', 'deaths', 'collapse', 'human to animal' and 'trojan', according to an 'impact asssessment' document filed by the agency. -- When its search tools net an account using the phrases, they record personal information...

El Paso Times -- December 28, 2011   
CBP adds to border unmanned aircraft fleet  
U.S. Customs and Border Protection received a new unmanned aircraft system Tuesday, bringing to six the total number of such systems that can be deployed to the Southwest border. -- The new Predator-B is also the fourth unmanned aircraft system, or UAS, to be based at the National Air Security Operations Center in Sierra Vista, Ariz. Officials said UAS flights from that location provide aerial surveillance for...

Charlotte (NC) Observer -- December 27, 2011    
TSA screenings aren't just at airports anymore 
Rick Vetter was rushing to board the Amtrak train in Charlotte on a recent Sunday afternoon when a canine officer suddenly blocked the way. Three federal air marshals in bulletproof vests and two officers trained to spot suspicious behavior watched closely as Seiko, a German shepherd, nosed Vetter's trousers for chemical traces of a bomb. Radiation detectors carried by the marshals scanned the 57-year-old lawyer...

Daily Caller -- December 27, 2011   
For 2012, TSA expands to train stations, ferry docks, subways 
The Transportation Security Administration had quite a year of free publicity in 2011, including headline-grabbing news of agents groping grandmas, fondling supermodels, joking about passengers' "junk" while virtually disrobing them and pilfering possessions from luggage. -- In 2012, the agency is planning to expand its operations at train stations, subway stations, ferry docks and other transportation hubs...

Daily Caller -- December 27, 2011  
Fox News host says TSA damaged his bag with company logo on it
Fox News Radio host Todd Starnes is blaming agents with the Transportation Security Administration for removing his employer's logo from his bag and ultimately damaging his luggage as he traveled by air over the holiday weekend. -- In a series of messages posted to Twitter, Starnes, the host of the Fox News & Commentary show, said a TSA agent merely told him to "call the government" to get money...

Jim Kouri, CPP -- Family Security Matters -- December 23, 2011    
Border agents despute Napolitano's report  
President Barack Obama and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano applauded the latest U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) report that claims an increase in illegal drug seizures and a decrease in illegal border-crossers in fiscal year 2011. CPB claims in a press statement that these results are due to one of the largest increased in manpower and resources along the country's borders...

Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas -- December 23, 2011    
Congresswoman bemoans TSA goons  
Rep. Marsha Blackburn introduces a bill to stop the wearing of uniforms and badges by TSA goons who are more like low grade rent-a-cops rather than law enforcement officers.

Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas -- December 23, 2011   
Congress to fund massive expansion of TSA checkpoints  
Congress is set to give the green light on funding for a massive expansion of TSA checkpoints, with the federal agency already responsible for over 9,000 such checkpoints in the last year amidst increased fears America is turning into a police state following the passage of the 'indefinite detention' bill. -- The increase in funding has nothing to do with the TSA's role in airports...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- December 23, 2011   
Agents have "no confidence" in new CBP chief   
...Perhaps, Napolitano was not aware that Aguilar's "leadership" abilities became somewhat questionable when the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), the union which represents all of the U.S. Border Patrol's rank-and-file agents unanimously gave a no-confidence vote to Chief Aguilar in 2007. -- Shortly after the vote, then NBPC president, T.J. Bonner told The Washington Times...

Homeland Security Today -- December 23, 2011   
Evaluate training for Customs officers, GAO tells CBP  
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) started giving its officers a refresher course on inspection processes last year but it has not evaluated the effectiveness of its new training, warned congressional investigators Thursday. -- CBP also has not conducted a thorough analysis to determine the reasons for inspection lapses demonstrated in covert studies of CBP officers...

 Houston Chronicle -- December 22, 2011   
Extremely bad dude getting Alan Bersin's job at CBP  
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has moved quickly to replace the departing head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency that overseas the nation's border security with law enforcement agents such as U.S. Border Patrol. -- Napolitano has named CBP deputy commissioner David V. Aguilar to lead the sprawling agency and field operations chief Thomas Winkowski to serve as acting deputy commission...

Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- December 22, 2011   
Military to designate U.S. citizens as enemy during collapse  
Infowars has discovered new FEMA documents that confirm information received from DoD sources that show military involvement in a FEMA-led takeover within the United States under partially-classified Continuity of Government (COG) plans. It involves not only operations for the relocation of COG personnel and key officials, population management, emergency communications and alerts...

Jessica Vaughan -- Center for Immigration Studies -- December 21, 2011   
Your tax dollars at work stopping immigration enforcement 
In July, 2005, then-governor of Arizona Janet Napolitano was keen on bringing an innovative public safety tool to her state to help "alleviate the strain" on local law enforcement of dealing with illegal aliens. She wrote to then-Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, asking his agency to approve a 287(g) agreement for Arizona: "Officers often come into contact with large numbers of UDAs...

Andrew Becker & G.W. Schultz -- The Daily Beast -- December 21, 2011    
Local cops ready for war with DHS-funded military weapons   
Nestled amid plains so flat the locals joke you can watch your dog run away for miles, Fargo treasures its placid lifestyle, seldom pierced by the mayhem and violence common in other urban communities. North Dakota's largest city has averaged fewer than two homicides a year since 2005, and there's not been a single international terrorism prosecution in the last decade...

Associated Press -- December 19, 2011    
Obama's subversives back in the Maricopa County Jail   
The Homeland Security Department will use 50 immigration agents to screen jail inmates in Arizona's most populous county after it revoked the sheriff's authority to access its systems, the agency said Monday in a letter to U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl. -- The letter from Homeland Security assistant secretary Nelson Peacock and obtained by The Associated Press said that the 50 dedicated agents will...

DHS -- December 15, 2011   
Big Sis terminates 287(g) agreement with Maricopa County Jail   
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is troubled by the Department of Justice's (DOJ) findings of discriminatory policing practices within the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO). Discrimination undermines law enforcement and erodes the public trust. DHS will not be a party to such practices. Accordingly, and effective immediately, DHS is terminating MCSO's 287(g) jail model agreement...

Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas -- December 15, 2011  
Big Sis orders ICE to prepare for mass influx of "immigrants"   
Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano has directed ICE to prepare for a mass influx of immigrants into the United States, calling for the plan to deal with the "shelter" and "processing" of large numbers of people. -- "The Department of Homeland Security wants a plan to deal with sudden mass migrations of immigrants to the U.S.," reports Government Security News...

W.D. Reasoner -- Center for Immigration Studies -- December 15, 2011 
Beam me up Scotty, our work here is done   
Our Division of Smoke-and-Mirrors has just sent us a late-breaking article about a new U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposal to post an unmanned border crossing kiosk in the Big Bend National Park. The park is home to some of the most rugged terrain on our shared border with Mexico and is a notorious drug- and alien-smuggling venue...

Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner -- December 13 2011   
Immigration Probe: Lawmakers threaten Big Sis    
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith today sent another letter to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano following the Department's continued delay in providing a list of illegal and criminal [aliens] that have been flagged by ICE but have not been detained or placed in removal proceedings by the agency. -- If DHS fails to produce the requested data in its entirety by December 9, the Committee intends to move forward...

DHS -- December 12 2011   
Big Sis unveils snitch program in Spanish   
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today unveiled new Spanish-language Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) "If You See Something, Say Something" public awareness campaign during a roundtable meeting with Hispanic law enforcement groups at the White House. The PSAs are aimed at reaching out to the Spanish-speaking public...

Kerry Picket -- Washington Times -- December 8, 2011  
House Judiciary Chair to Big Sis: Produce ICE docs or face contempt   
House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith, Texas Republican, sent another letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano demanding "a list of illegal and criminal immigrants that have been flagged by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) but have not been detained or placed in removal proceedings by the agency." -- According to a statement from the House Judiciary Committee, the letter sent to...

Kurt Nimmo -- Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- November 23, 2011  
Fear of TSA harassment Is killing thousands of Americans   
According to a report in the New York Times this week, owing to opposition to the TSA, The Air Transport Association expects 2 percent fewer people will fly this Thanksgiving week compared with last year, while AAA projects a 4 percent increase in automobile travel. --This raises a serious issue – the fact that many thousands more Americans die in road traffic accidents every year than they do in air accidents...

Conservative Bytes -- November 23, 2011  
Big Sis now wants to tell you how to cook turkey   
The Department of Homeland Security is taking any threat seriously during the Thanksgiving holiday, including the ominous threat to our national security posed by turkey fryers. -- "How dangerous can turkey fryers be?" asks a warning issued on the official DHS Twitter account. "Make sure the turkey is completely thawed before placing in a fryer, or this may happen."

Texas Tribune -- November 22, 2011   
DHS refutes immigration "stonewalling" allegations   
Homeland Security officials said Monday they are gathering data to appease U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, after his powerful House committee threatened to hold the agency in contempt of Congress for failing to provide immigration enforcement information. -- Smith, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is demanding that the agency release data he said will show...

Nogales (Arizona) International -- November 22, 2011  
Trio executed in remote Devil's Canyon, west of I-19   
Investigators say three unidentified men whose bodies were discovered Monday in the Tumacacori Mountains were shot "execution style." -- Border Patrol agents discovered the bodies in the remote Devil's Canyon area and notified the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office at about 11 a.m. The victims were airlifted by helicopter at about 5:30 p.m...

Federation for American Immigration Reform -- November 21, 2011  
Subversive Obama Regime's backdoor amnesty implemented   
In the Obama Administration's latest attempt to implement a backdoor amnesty program, U.S. [ICE] issued new policy memos last week instructing agency attorneys to begin reviewing immigration cases and administratively closing those that do not meet its"priorities." As part of phase one of the program, the memos direct attorneys at district ICE offices to...

Fox News -- November 19, 2011  
Rep. threatens legal action against DHS over alien-data subpoena
A top House Republican is threatening to enforce a subpoena for criminal immigrant information "to the fullest extent" of the law, after claiming the Obama administration "stonewalled" his request. -- House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith for months has been seeking a comprehensive list of names and other information for the thousands of immigrants who are flagged, but not taken into custody...

Houston Chronicle  -- November 16, 2011  
Border agencies balk on surplus military gear    
In a Catch-22 emblematic of the nation's capital, Texas Reps. Michael McCaul, and Henry Cuellar pressed the Pentagon on Tuesday to turn over returning combat equipment from Iraq and Afghanistan to federal and state law enforcement agencies patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border. -- But the [DHS] balked at the prospect, concerned that the department could be saddled with the long- term costs...

Sylvia Longmire -- Homeland Security Today -- November 10, 2011    
Mexican TCO members quietly living among us... for now   
Brownsville, Texas is what most people would call a working-class town. It has an industrial feel and there are areas of the community that have seen better days. One of the city's mainstays is its large port and its connection via three international bridges to Matamoros in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. Driving around town, you find plenty of taquerias along with typical chain restaurants, warehouses...

Robert Beckhusen -- -- November 10, 2011    
Two-thirds of Mexico border declared unsafe    
The Department of Homeland Security's new attempt to build a mobile, virtual 'fence' along the southern border is starting to show some of the same troubling characteristics of their last try. You know, the one that was canceled earlier this year after wasting a billion dollars. -- According to a federal audit released last Friday, no one knows how much the DHS' new $1.5 billion fence plan...

Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner -- November 10, 2011   
Big Sis claims DHS will employ 50,000 returning vets   
The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) new mission, according to Secretary Janet Napolitano, is to have 50,000 veterans employed at the agency by the end of 2012. -- Secretary Napolitano announced that "DHS spent more than $1.4 billion with veteran owned small businesses, and surpassed the Small Business Administration's target of spending 3 percent of all contracting dollars..."

Alice Post -- People's Constitution -- November 9, 2011  
Don't mess with Texas... unless you're the TSA   
In the Lone Star State there's a bravado and pride of state's rights that is often boiled down to the phrase "Don't mess with Texas." But in the eyes of Texas State Senator Dan Patrick, that's exactly what the TSA is doing, and he wants federal TSA agents to be held responsible for "intrusive touching." However, the TSA responded with a letter threatening to sue the state of Texas should Patrick's legislation become law...

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