AG Jeff Sessions: “People are not going to stampede our border”

May 3, 2018

Trump administration “sending a message worldwide”

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Wednesday the Justice Department will send 35 prosecutors and 18 judges to the southern U.S. border to bolster efforts to prosecute foreign nationals entering the U.S. illegally. Some of these illegals have previously been deported and are reentering the U.S.

Among the assistant attorneys dispatched to the border, 15 will be allocated to Texas, eight to California, six to Arizona and six to New Mexico. Immigration judges will be deployed to adjudicate cases in courts along the U.S-Mexico border in parts of the same states.

Eloy and Florence Arizona will each have immigration courts.

“The American people made very clear their desire to secure our borders and prioritize the public safety and national security of our homeland,” Sessions said in this statement. “Promoting and enforcing the rule of law is essential to our republic. By deploying these additional resources to the Southwest border, the Justice Department and the Trump Administration take yet another step in protecting our nation, its borders, and its citizens. It must be clear that there is no right to demand entry without justification.”

Unveiling the measure at the DOJ, Sessions specifically pointed to a caravan of illegals from Central America — notably Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador — claiming to seek asylum. The caravan, which made its way through Mexico in recent months, was part of the impetus behind the decision to prosecute violators. They made no effort to stay in Mexico, where they speak the same language and have similar customs.

“We are not going to let this country be overwhelmed,” Sessions said. “People are not going caravan or otherwise stampede our border. We need legality and integrity in the system. People should wait their turn, ask to apply lawfully before they enter our country. So we’re sending a message worldwide.”

 In a welcome move, the Trump administration has cracked down on illegal border crossings, with Sessions unveiling charges against 11 caravan members on Monday as they arrived at the Tijuana/San Diego border. Exhibiting their desire to be good citizens, illegals were openly rebelling against the laws of the country they hoped to enter by defiantly scaling the border wall.

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Central American illegals engage in border stunts

April 30, 2018

Coached, aided and abetted by open border legal activists

San Diego NBC 7 reports on the Central American “asylum seekers” who caravanned through Mexico in an attempt to breach our sovereign U.S. border. They are being coached on proper responses to give to Border Patrol agents by lawyer activists who regard the laws they are sworn to uphold as mere contrivances to circumvent.

Mexico, which has strict border enforcement along its own border with Central America, has taken on the role of facilitating co-conspirator, allowing the illegal entrants to pass peaceably through its borders. If these people claiming to seek asylum from horrific conditions in their own homelands actually need immediate help, why wouldn’t they have sought  asylum in Mexico where they speak the same language and share many customs? Instead, they cheer, “Gracias, Mexico!”

Don’t waste your sympathies on these natives of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras flooding through Tijuana into San Diego. There is a game plan at work here and Mexico is a key player.

The U.K.’s Daily Mail covers Mexico’s double standard when it comes to a wall to protect it’s own border.

Secretary of Homeland Security and attorney Kirstjen M. Nielsen warned in this recent statement on the Arrival of the Central American ‘Caravan’ at the U.S.-Mexico border that anyone — including people advising the illegals — caught breaking U.S. immigration laws would be prosecuted:

“Let me be clear: we will enforce the immigration laws as set forth by Congress. If you enter our country illegally, you have broken the law and will be referred for prosecution. If you make a false immigration claim, you have broken the law and will be referred for prosecution. If you assist or coach an individual in making a false immigration claim, you have broken the law and will be referred for prosecution.

DHS, in partnership with DOJ, has taken a number of steps to ensure the necessary resources are in place to promptly adjudicate all cases and claims, through either our civil immigration system or through criminal prosecution, consistent with our laws.

 Individuals of the ‘caravan’ seeking asylum or other similar claims should seek protections in the first safe country they enter, including Mexico.

The smugglers, traffickers, and criminals understand our legal loopholes better than Congress and are effectively exploiting them to their advantage. This President fully understands the threat this poses to Americans and has been crystal clear since the beginning of his Administration that we will protect our borders and our sovereignty.

I, again, ask Congress to work with me to quickly pass legislation to close the legal loopholes that prevent us from securing our borders and protecting Americans. I stand ready to work with any member who in good faith seeks to support DHS’s mission and secure our country.”

It doesn’t get much clearer than this. Secretary Nielsen is a world apart from Janet Napolitano, Barack Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Insecurity. Laissez-faire leftist Napolitano, a former Arizona Governor was noted for her blasé retort when frustrated Arizonans pleaded for border action: “Show me a 50-foot fence, and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder.”

We also direct you toCaravans, Churches and Criminal Sanctuaries,a topical column by conservative commentator Michelle Malkin.


Are Americans safer when businesses restrict our rights?

April 12, 2018

Curtailing Second Amendment freedoms a dangerous business model

Bank of America and Citigroup have each issued announcements saying they will no longer lend to clients who manufacture firearms the banks view as contributing to mass shootings.

B of A, the nation’s second-largest bank, initiated the process of cutting ties with makers of what it considers military-style weapons available for purchase by average Americans after the deadly shooting rampage at a Parkland, Florida High School. The FBI was warned of the shooter’s desire to kill, but did nothing, according to this report in the New York Times.  Is that the fault of the National Rifle Association (NRA)?

A similar banking policy will apply company-wide to Citigroup’s small business, commercial and institutional clients that borrow funds, use banking services or raise capital through the bank. Citigroup is also requiring compliance from business partners that issue co-brand or private label credit cards with the bank.

Those of us who value our Second Amendment and the diligent protections afforded by the NRA can also speak with our feet. Walk away from these banks and also Avis, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise, Alamo and National car rentals. Fly using airlines other than Delta and United. Symantec, the company that manufactures Norton anti-virus software and owns the identity theft protection company LifeLock, announced it “has stopped its discount program” with the NRA. Ditto Allied and North American van lines. We have the ability to speak as loudly in favor of the NRA, which is being scapegoated by the left in the wake of tragedies committed by the deranged.

Britain has some of the world’s most restrictive gun laws, Gun ownership in the U.K. is considered a privilege, not a right — even their police are unarmed —- but that doesn’t ensure there are no murders. The U.K.’s Guardian reports violent crime has risen, as police record a 10% rise in crime in England and Wales, with an 18% increase in violent crime and major rise in murder rates — including a 20% surge in gun and knife crimes. The official figures also show a 26% rise to 723 in the homicide rate

Knives, heavy objects and vehicles are used to commit homicide. Will the next move of the omnipotent banking institutions and other businesses aligning with Second Amendment restrictionists be the imposition of severe limitations on who can own a vehicle or possess a bookend or kitchen knife?

Silence is acquiescence. We can send a powerful message to the banks by speaking up and moving our accounts to institutions that value our Second Amendment. We can choose who we do business with. We can also join the NRA, a protector of our freedom.

 

 


Lacey, Larkin homes raided by FBI. Sex site shut down

April 7, 2018

Although the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona has nothing on its website as yet, other sources are replete with information concerning an FBI raid on the Sedona home of former New Times publisher, Michael Lacey, and the Paradise Valley home of Jim Larkin. The duo co-founded Backpage.com.

Sedona Red Rock News carries the report by Christopher Fox Graham detailing that Backpage.com, ranks second behind craigslist for online classified advertising. But its main products aren’t lawnmowers or toaster ovens. Their stock in trade is prostitution and sex trafficking, often involving underage girls. This 2017 report released by a U.S. Senate subcommittee reveals that 73 percent of the child-trafficking reports are knowingly facilitated by Backpage.com.

This is the indictment.  (Click link to open.)

The website has been removed. It has been replaced with a screenshot overlayed with law enforcement insignias and a notice stating: “Backpage.com and affiliated websites have been seized as part of an enforcement action by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, with analytical assistance from the Joint Regional Intelligence Center.”

Although the Department of Justice said it will issue a press release after the charges are unsealed, CBS News reports that an indictment had been unsealed against seven people allegedly involved in running Backpage, containing 93 criminal counts including money laundering and running a website to facilitate prostitution. The indictment, which was filed in Arizona where Backpage is maintained, reportedly names 17 victims who were trafficked, both adults and children. The site is alleged to have earned more than $500 million in revenue since it was founded in 2004. Law enforcement officials have called it “the world’s top online brothel.”

A year ago, before he departed to work for the hate-mongering Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Stephen Lemons, still writing his “Feathered Bastard” column for the free-of-charge, far left Phoenix New Times, opined that Lacey and Larkin — his former bosses —  were being treated unfairly for “donating to powerless Democrats.” Even a man of Lemons’ low caliber knew there was far more going on, but chose to try imitating Houdini and misdirect our attention.  It didn’t work then. It clearly doesn’t work now.

Focusing on Mike Lacey, co-founder and former owner of Phoenix New Times, Lemons characterized him as “still battling for freedom of speech despite being slimed by Backpage’s foes.”

With this critical thinking, Lemons couldn’t have found a more accommodating place to land than the equally dishonest SPLC.


Feds issue Mexico travel warnings, bans

March 9, 2018

The U.S. Department of State has issued strong cautionary travel warnings regarding travel to Mexico. According to the government website, violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, remain widespread.

A ban is in effect for the Mexican states of  Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, Sinaloa and Tamaulipas due to crime.

The concern is so great that U.S. government employees are prohibited from intercity travel after dark in many areas of Mexico.  Those employees are not permitted to drive from the U.S. Mexico border or from the interior parts of Mexico with the exception of daytime travel on Highway 15 between Nogales and Hermosillo..

The ratings range from Level 2 (Exercise Increased Caution)  to Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) to Level 4 (Do Not Travel). There is an expansive advisory, obviously intended to be taken seriously due the high risks posed to natives and Americans.

Government employees are under strict travel bans and are prohibited from using public transportation. Criminal activity and violence, including homicide, remain an issue throughout the nation. According to the Government of Mexico’s own statistics, the country “experienced an increase in homicide rates compared to the same period in 2016. While most of these homicides appeared to be targeted, criminal organization assassinations, turf battles between criminal groups have resulted in violent crime in areas frequented by U.S. citizens. Bystanders have been injured or killed in shooting incidents.”

No wonder John McCain and Jeff Flake and their Democrat friends want to import more of these genteel folks into the U.S., and gift them with amnesty, ultimately citizenship and voting rights.


USAG Sessions takes illegal alien fight to Calif.

March 8, 2018

Liberals controlling the state, give additional protections to illegals

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session has taken on elected officials in California for  pushing a “radical open borders agenda.” Speaking to the California Peace Officers’ Association in San Diego Wednesday, Sessions accused Democrat Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf of “actively seeking to help illegal aliens avoid apprehension” by warning them of impending San Francisco Bay Area sweeps by  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. SRAZ recently covered Schaaf’s indefensible actions.

“Her actions support those who flout our laws and boldly validate the illegality,” Sessions said, adding, “How dare you? How dare you needlessly endanger the lives of law enforcement just to promote your radical open borders agenda.”

Sessions also criticized California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom — the darling of the left, now running for governor —  for praising Schaaf’s warning. Watch this video of open border proponent Gov. Jerry Brown welcoming illegals into California. Brown called Sessions speech, “pure red meat for the base,” preposterously declaring the administration was “going to war with the state.”

“Bragging about and encouraging the obstruction of our law enforcement and the law is an embarrassment to this proud and important state,” Sessions said.

“Contrary to what you might hear from the lawless open borders radicals, we are not asking California, Oakland, or anyone else to enforce immigration laws,” he stated, adding, “California is treating immigration officers differently for the purpose of eviscerating border controls and advancing an open borders philosophy shared by only the most radical extremists.”

 Stating his case clearly, Sessions added, “Stop protecting lawbreakers and giving all officers more dangerous work to do so that a few politicians can score political points on the backs of officer safety,”

“It cannot be that someone who illegally crosses the border and two days later arrives in Sacramento, Dubuque, Louisville, and Central Islip is home free — never to be removed. It cannot be the policy of a great nation to up and reward those who unlawfully enter its country with legal status, Social Security, welfare, food stamps, and work permits. Meanwhile those who engage in this process lawfully and patiently and wait their turn are discriminated against at every turn.”

Attorney General Sessions’ complete speech can be read here.

Tuesday’s lawsuit — filed in Sacramento — represents the escalation of the Trump administration’s push to crack down on illegal immigration.

Sessions was in San Diego to announce the Justice Department’s lawsuit filed in federal court in Sacramento, which seeks to nullify three laws passed by the legislature that constrain federal immigration officers from performing their duties. The laws, granting numerous protections to illegals, were passed and signed by Gov. “Moonbeam” Brown in 2017 as Assembly Bill 450, Senate Bill 54, and Assembly Bill 103.


Mayor of crime capitol Oakland alerts illegals to ICE sweeps

March 2, 2018

Democrat Mayor obstructs justice while empowering criminal invaders

Oakland California has the unenviable distinction of having one of the highest crime rates in the nation in 2017. There is no question Oakland is the most dangerous city in California. There were 1,426 violent crimes — murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault — reported per 100,000 residents in Oakland.

With those dismal stats as a template, how do the actions of the mayor provide protection for the citizens of the city?

On Thursday, the White House announced the Department of Justice was reviewing the actions of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, who last weekend alerted residents in advance of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sweep. Who would have guessed Mayor Schaaf is a Democrat? She took to twitter to defend her indefensible actions — using the routine fallacious platitude about “keeping families together.” Illegals are free to take their children with them when they return to their familial homeland.

Schaaf warned city residents to imminent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids garnering criticism from federal authorities. Lawyer Schaaf, who’s running for reelection,  responded, “I was sharing information in a way that was legal and was not obstructing justice, and it was an opportunity to ensure that people were aware of their rights“.

232 people were taken into custody, while about 800 evaded arrest thanks to the mayor’s warning. The people she’s referring to are illegal aliens, who invaded our nation and should have limited rights, certainly none that ensure their continued ability to live in the United States.

California is a sanctuary state and Oakland, which is not immune from federal law, is one of many sanctuary cites within the state.