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Sunday, December 30, 2012

DHS -- The Artful Dodgers
Avoiding Border Accountability
Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol -- December 30   
    In his Dec. 29 review of Custom and Border Patrol's new plan, Tom Barry says: "The new Border Patrol strategy makes not a single reference to the former goal of operational control, and the plan doesn't include any performance measures."
    This is a serious problem that American Border Patrol has focused on since 2009.
    At a July 10, 2010 town hall meeting, I addressed Border Patrol accountability with the then Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.
    In early 2011, a House hearing exposed how the DHS was playing word games to avoid accountability.
    The House followed up on this nonsense with the Secure Border Act (H.R. 1299). It requires that DHS prove that it has achieved Operational Control of the border - as defined in the Secure Fence Act of 2006. (H.R.1299 is now languishing in the Senate.)
    A major struggle is underway over the definition of border security; but it is little noticed or understood by the public – thanks to the mainstream media. At stake is the future of the United States as a sovereign nation.
    In the coming months, Americans are going to be told that the border is secure. The people telling them that – with the help of the mainstream media, have fought every attempt to define what border security means.
    American Border Patrol has developed a solution to the problem, - see PowerPoint (big file) - or a YouTube version, but the mainstream media have blacked us out, including Fox News.
    For years, high-paid DHS bureaucrats - carefully screened for advancement - have been dodging the border question.
    This time, however, they have a problem. The House has adopted the definition of border security; and ABP has developed the means to measure success.
    In the coming months we will be fighting to get the truth to the people. Our only opposition will be the President of the United States, the Democrat Party, the DHS, the mainstream media, and the government of Mexico.
    No problem.

Anthony Kimery -- Homeland Security Today     
U.S.C.I.S. guilty of malfeasance?   
A breakdown in the US Citizenship and Immigration Services' Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements program that's supposed to be updated to determine the accuracy of information used to validate a person's immigration status when that person has been ordered deported, has resulted in the Department of Homeland Security) not knowing whether more than 800,000 individuals ordered deported have been removed or are still residing in the United States.

WBEZ-FM -- Chicago     
Some invaders fear applying for Illinois licenses    
When Illinois' top political leaders touted a proposal to allow illegal [aliens] to obtain driver's licenses, it was painted as public safety measure and had the backing of [illegal alien "rights"] advocates, who deemed it a positive step in the fight for immigration reform. -- But the idea has run into some resistance among illegal [aliens] themselves. --- For many of Illinois' estimated 250,000 [illegal aliens] of driving age...

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Weekly Standard     
Obama orders pay raise for Biden, members of Congress, federal workers   
President Barack Obama issued an executive order to end the pay freeze on federal employees, in effect giving some federal workers a raise. One federal worker now to receive a pay increase is Vice President Joe Biden. -- According to disclosure forms, Biden made a cool $225,521 last year. After the pay increase, he'll now make $231,900 per year.

Piers Morgan -- London Daily Mail     
British buffoon threatens to deport himself   
I have fired guns only once in my life, on a stag party to the Czech capital Prague a few years ago when part of the itinerary included a trip to an indoor shooting range. For three hours, our group were let loose on everything from Magnum 45 handguns and Glock pistols, to high-powered 'sniper' rifles and pump-action shotguns...

Huffington Post     
Comrade Obama to go for guns in 2013   
President Obama on Sunday said he would make gun control a priority in his new term, pledging to put his "full weight" behind passing new restrictions on firearms in 2013. -- "I'm going to be putting forward a package and I'm going to be putting my full weight behind it," said Obama in an interview aired on NBC's "Meet the Press." [Also: There will be resistance]

Los Angeles Times     
Amnesty chicanery could get overshadowed in Congress   
The window to pass immigration laws next year is narrowing as the effort competes with a renewed debate over gun laws and the lingering fight over taxes and the budget, according to congressional staffers and outside advocates. -- Key congressional committees are preparing for a package of gun control laws to be negotiated and possibly introduced in Congress during the first few months of next year...

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