Shock, Trump Administration Moves Against Sanctuary Courts

In a shocking move, shocking because the Trump Administration has allowed Sanctuary Cities, Sanctuary States, and Sanctuary Courts to aid, abet, and assist illegal aliens to remain in the United States and escape arrest by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officers and agents, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts (USAODM), has indicted and charged two Massachusetts District Court officials for assisting an illegal alien to escape arrest.  Your humble correspondent reported on this earlier during the investigation.  This was all the more surprising since Sleepy Jeff Sessions had surrendered on protecting America by allowing Sanctuary jurisdictions to openly flout immigration law, but there is a new Sheriff in town, Bill Barr who appears to be more interested in putting Democrat criminals in prison. Readers will also remember that the recently arrested Judge Shelley Joseph was not the first Judge to aid an illegal alien to escape.  It happened before in Oregon.  There Monica Herranz, a Mexican judge on the local courts, helped a dangerous illegal alien escape, but Obama holdover Billy Williams, United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, endorsed by Sleepy Jeff to remain in his position, declined to prosecute.  [Mexican Judge Helps Mexican Illegal Alien Escape, by Federale, VDare, March 5, 2017]  But enough about Mexican traitors, let’s deal with the renegade in Massachusetts.

A Massachusetts judge and court officer accused of helping an illegal immigrant flee an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent waiting to take him into custody were indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury for obstruction of justice and three other counts, officials said.

Newton District Court Judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph and the court officer, identified in court documents as Wesley MacGregor, face several charges stemming from an April 2, 2018 incident in which the pair allegedly helped Jose Medina-Perez get out of the courthouse via a back door in order to elude the ICE agent who sought Medina-Perez.

“This case is about the rule of law. The allegations in today’s indictment involve obstruction by a sitting judge, that is intentional interference with the enforcement of federal law, and that is a crime,” U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling said Thursday.

[Massachusetts Judge Who Helped Illegal Immigrant Escape ICE Arrest Indicted, Federal Authorities Say, by Katherine Lam, Fox News, April 25, 2019]

Kudos to United States Attorney (USA) Andrew Lelling for doing his job prosecuting criminals who obstruct Federal law and aid illegal aliens.

 

However, the problem was exacerbated by Deep State saboteurs in the Department of Justice (DOJ), the illegal alien in question, Oscar Manuel Peguero, aka Jose Medina-Perez and other aliases, also known as the Rat, was a convicted felon and previous deportee, was released by an Immigration Judge from the immigration courts, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), also under the supervision of then Attorney General Sleepy Jeff, who did not fire the Immigration Judge in question.  The law prohibits Immigration Judges from taking interfering with such cases, as Peguero should have had his deportation order reinstated without any hearing.

Medina-Perez’s freedom was short-lived. He was arrested a month later after the court hearing and again let go, this time by an immigration judge who freed him on bond, the Boston Globe reported. That case is currently pending, officials said. The 38-year-old native of the Dominican Republic had been previously deported in January 2003 and June 2007, ICE said. His real name is Oscar Manuel Peguero, although he goes by several aliases.

And this Immigration Judge, this Mexican judge, this local Judge, this local court bailiff, are not the only people illegally interfering with the enforcement of immigration laws.  A year ago, Libby Schaaf openly aided illegal aliens to avoid arrest.  Again, Sleepy Jeff and another Democrat United States Attorney, Alex Tse, United States Attorney for the Northern District of California, refused to investigate and indict this Democrat politician.

More recently, King County executives recently moved against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), publicly announcing that the King County International Airport will work to interfere with the deportation of illegal aliens by aircraft using the airport.

Officials are looking to block deportation flights carried out for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from an airport south of Seattle.

The Seattle Times reports King County Executive Dow Constantine signed an order Tuesday to eventually ban such flights at the King County International Airport…

The executive order directs county officials to rewrite future leases with the companies that rent airport space and provide services to charter flights used by ICE.

The new contracts would prohibit the companies from servicing flights that transport immigrant detainees.

[Officials Look To Ban Deportation Flights At County Airport, AP/KOMO News, April 24, 2019]

The question now is will the United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington, Brian Moran, do about this? Contact Moran here: (206) 553-7970. He now has legal precedent for prosecution of government officials who interfere with Federal officials enforcing immigration law.  This is an open conspiracy, publicly announced.  Time for an indictment and arrest of Dow Constantine and those who assisted him.

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Open Felon Dow Constantine

President Trump made some bad decisions regarding appointments, Rod Rosenstein, Sleepy Jeff, and Lady DACA to name a few.  Time for him to order Attorney General Bob Barr to get the prosecutions of Constantine, Libby Schaaf, and others engaged in obstruction of immigration law enforcement and aiding illegal aliens.

ICE SVU Potemkin Raid Signifying Nothing

With great fanfare ICE SVU, formally known as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), raided a flagrant employer of illegal aliens, CVE Technology Group.  ICE SVU trumpeted arrest almost 300 illegal aliens.  However, minimal review of the operation revealed that ICE SVU was more concerned about releasing illegal aliens from custody, rather than deporting or prosecuting those illegal aliens for the crimes they committed, much less the employer.  Why, because the “raid” was led by a Deep State saboteur, Katrina Berger, Special Agent-in-Charge of the ICE SVU Dallas office, and more designed to deceive the administration rather than enforce immigration law.

First, the boob bait for Bubbas, the Potemkin village of immigration enforcement, the kabuki theater of ICE SVU:

Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 280 employees at a technology repair company in Collin County, Texas, on charges of working in the United States illegally. It’s the largest work site raid in the country in more than a decade, according to a Homeland Security Investigations official.

ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations division received tips that the company — CVE Technology Group — may have knowingly hired undocumented immigrants and that several workers were using fraudulent identification documents, said Katrina Berger, special agent in charge in HSI’s Dallas office. Hiring irregularities found during an audit of the company’s I-9 forms confirmed those tips. CVE hasn’t responded to media requests for comment.

[ICE Raids Texas Technology Company, Arrests 280 Over Immigration Violations, by Stella Gomez, Christopher Connolly, and Anthony Cave, NPR, April 3, 2019]

Resistance leader Berger said the appropriate words, but obviously with little meaning:

Federal hiring laws require that employers have new hires fill out I-9 forms. The laws perform “necessary and common sense functions,” Berger said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

“They ensure U.S. citizens and legal U.S. residents are hired for jobs in the U.S.,” Berger said. “They also ensure that illegal workers are not preyed upon or paid less than the going wage or otherwise coerced or cheated or subjected to unsafe working conditions without any means of complaint.”

However, Berger was more interested in covering for illegal aliens and releasing so-called “care-givers” and other illegal aliens than enforcing the law so as to discourage the crime.

The workers arrested on Wednesday will first be interviewed by ICE, which will make note of “humanitarian situations” such as medical needs or whether a worker is the sole caretaker of another person such as a child.

Based on those interviews, ICE will decide who remains in immediate custody and who can be considered for temporary humanitarian release.

Either way, ICE said in a statement that “in all cases, all illegal aliens encountered will be fingerprinted and processed for removal from the United States.”

Most will be released, as soon started to happen, and apparently none of the illegal aliens will be charged with the various crimes they committed to obtain and maintain illegal employment.

Maria Soria waited in tears outside the repair plant. Her mother, Socorro Lechuga, 46, is an employee there and was eventually released by ICE agents.

Soria, 24, said her mother already had a petition for legalization in place before the raid. Lechuga is originally from Guerrero, Mexico.

She called her mother’s lawyer, who told her not to worry because, he said, “they’ll either release her or set a bond to be released within 48 hours” and that “they can’t do anything to her, pretty much, because she does have a petition in place.”

“So that gave me peace of mind, that at least I know my mom will be OK,” Soria said. “As for anyone else here, I really don’t know their status or their situation, so that’s a whole different story.”

All the local shysters in the Treason Bar know Deep State Berger, she will do anything to aid illegal aliens, including not making arrests for false statements on the aforementioned Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  Why is it that Berger did not order Special Agents under her command to file criminal charges against the 280 illegal aliens arrested, like Socorro Lechuga?  Because Berger hates immigration enforcement.  She is one of the Customs pukes who dominate ICE SVU and don’t want to arrest and investigate illegal aliens.  Note for the record, the Treason Bar shyster above who claimed that “they can’t do anything to her, pretty much, because she does have a petition in place.” doesn’t know the law.  What this Treason Bar shyster knows is that Deep State saboteurs in ICE SVU, ICE Office of the Principle Legal Adviser, and in U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), are sabotaging immigration enforcement.  An illegal alien with a petition is not immune from arrest, in fact, an alien with an outstanding petition while in the United States, who violates the terms and conditions of admission should be placed in removal proceedings and criminally prosecuted for the crimes they commit, but saboteurs are undermining President Trump.

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Deep State Saboteur Katrina Berger

But back to Katrina Berger.  Who is she?  Well, to the frequent reader, it is obvious, she is a legacy U.S. Customs Service (USCS) employee of ICE SVUICE SVU was created out of the legacy U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and the legacy USCS investigative sections.  The shotgun marriage of those two agencies in ICE SVU was a disaster from the start.  The legacy Customs agents did not want to do immigration work and were untrained and incapable of doing that work, while the legacy INS agents could do both customs and immigration work.  However, legacy Customs managers soon seized control of ICE under President Jorge Bush, and the rest is a history of failure.  Under Obama the situation continued, but when President Trump was elected and ended the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty and revoked the notorious Morton Memos, that was unacceptable to the insubordinate legacy Customs employees at ICE SVU and they pledged to sabotage immigration enforcement.  And they did so publicly and flagrantly, attacking President Trump and his policies on immigration enforcement.  Berger was a leader of the attack on President Trump’s policy along side other Deep Staters like Joseph Macias, James Gibbons, and Ryan Spradlin.  A review of Berger’s LinkedIn shows she was at the heart of the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty and the John Morton sabotage of immigration enforcement.

Contact Berger here.

125 E. John Carpenter Freeway Suite 800
Irving, TX, 75062
Phone: (972) 444-7300
Fax: (972) 444-7461

Time for President Trump and Steve Miller to act against the saboteurs in ICE SVU, fire Berger, Macias, Gibbons, and Spradlin!

Immigration Patriots, Your Nation Calls

Service guarantees citizenship, or, more precisely, good pay for catching illegal aliens!  Join up now!   The hiring continues at the Department of Homeland Security’s largest component, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with current announcements for Customs and Border Protection Officer (CBPO) and Border Patrol Agent (BPA).

This is an excellent opportunity for immigration patriots, civic nationalists, race realists, white nationalists, and others on the right who love their nation and people.  The CBPO is the position serving at Ports-of-Entry (POE) inspecting arriving aliens and trade goods.  Service is at airports, seaports, and land ports.  Pay goes to a GS-12, with locality pay, plus available overtime.  Current announcements are here.  CBP job fairs are here.

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CBPO At An Airport POE Inspecting An Arriving Alien

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CBPO Inspecting Arriving Alien At Pedestrian Lane at Land POE

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Vehicle Inspection Land POE

BPAs serve between the POEs, arresting illegal aliens and drug smugglers seeking to enter the United States without inspection.  Pay, again, goes to the GS-12 level, with overtime and locality pay.  Job announcements are here.  Info is here.

The BPA position is much more exciting than the CBPO, there is a good chance of trigger time or stick time.  CBPO is more sedate and, at airports, less physically demanding, but located at large and medium size cities throughout the United States.  BPAs start out at the southern border, but can transfer to the northern border later.

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BPA Making An Arrest In The Texas Scrub

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Boat Patrol

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Mounted Patrol

Young immigration patriots should consider this a great career and an opportunity to infiltrate the government.  For the more sedate, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has Immigration Services Officer positions available.  USCIS is the center of the resistance to President Trump, so patriots are needed here as well.  This is not an armed position, but you remain an immigration officer.  This is office work, but as important as making arrests.  Positions are throughout the United States.

Whether you are a pool party participant, book club member, civic nationalist, or boomer patriot, you are all needed in Federal Service.  Great benefits, great retirement, secure employment, what is the downside?  Nothing.  Serve your nation and your people, as well as the cause.  Join now!

Border Collapse Continues, All Trump Failure

The border meltdown continues in the wake of the firing of Lady DACA.  The latest news is that Caravaners of Death To America By Demographic Displacement are no longer even claiming asylum, but are being released without deportation through Expedited Removal.  Worse yet, the Trump Administration is issuing Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) to all fraudulent asylum claims as part of the processing at the border.  Employment authorization for asylum applicants is allowable, but not required by statute.  But the Deep State saboteurs in U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) are defying the President, and Trump is allowing this to happen.  (H/T to reader Sonny G)

During a campaign rally on August 31, 2016, Donald Trump promised to “immediately terminate President Obama’s two illegal executive amnesties in which he defied federal law and the constitution to give amnesty to approximately five million illegal immigrants.” Unfortunately, almost three years later, not only is the DACA amnesty alive and well, an entirely new amnesty for hundreds of thousands of bogus asylees, which is fueling the core magnet of today’s border invasion, is growing like wildfire. The million-dollar question is why is the administration continuing to give hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants work permits?

A quick glance at USCIS data on the number of work permits issued by this administration for various categories of migrants shows that nearly 750,000 employment authorization documents have been issued to “asylum applicants” for FY 2017 and FY 2018.

[Amnesty Invasion: Over 750K Work Permits Handed Out To Largely Bogus Asylum Applicants, by Daniel Horowitz, Conservative Review, April 16, 2019]

Generally, asylum applicants must wait six months to apply for employment authorization, but it is a discretionary decision by the government.  It may be denied with reason.  However, the Resistance in USCIS appears to be running the show, giving out employment authorization immediately.

Worse yet, Horowitz reports that the illegal aliens in the caravan are not even claiming credible fear or asking for asylum, but neither U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) nor the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) are processing the illegal aliens for Expedited Removal.

 

To top this off, it appears that your correspondent was correct about Kevin McAleenan.  He’s an Obama Deep State Customs puke.

 

 

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Obama Regime Deep State Saboteur Kevin McAleenan

This is all the more shocking in light of progress being made behind the scenes on reducing legal immigration by judicious implementation of Bureaucrat Game and executive vigor.

When Arturo Balbino, a Texas construction worker, walked into his visa interview at the American consulate in the northern Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez in March, he wasn’t nervous. He felt good.

Balbino, a 33-year-old Mexican national who had entered the United States illegally 14 years ago, thought he had a strong case for a spousal visa: a wife and children who are U.S. citizens, a father-in-law who had pledged in an affidavit to financially support him if necessary, and a letter from his employer guaranteeing him an $18-per-hour job upon his return.

When he went for the interview, he was at the final step of legalizing his status, which would, he hoped, pave the way for a more stable life for himself and his family.

Instead, the consular officer denied his application on the grounds that he could become a drain on U.S. taxpayers by requiring government financial assistance, according to documents reviewed by Reuters.

That decision stranded Balbino in Mexico indefinitely and upended his family’s life.

More and more aspiring immigrants – especially Mexicans – are being denied visas based on determinations by the U.S. State Department that they might become “public charges,” dependent on the government for support, according to official data and interviews with attorneys, immigrants and their family members.

[Denials Of U.S. Immigrant Visas Skyrocket After Little-Heralded Rule Change, by Yeganeh Torbati and Kristina Cooke, Reuters, April 15, 2019]

Compare and contrast the Trump Administration failure on the border, a complete lack of executive vigor and competence, while at American embassies and consulates world-wide, the Department of State is implementing public charge screening successfully.  One is an executive branch failure, the other a success.  Neither was based on new legislation, but solely on strong leadership and forcing the bureaucracy to act in accordance with Trump policy, or the lack there of.  Again, this shows that the problem is not Congress, though Congress could help, but a complete failure by the President and a failure of his ability to impose his will on bureaucrats.  That an Obama hack, Kevin McAleenan, is President Trump’s Acting DHS Secretary shows yet again his failure on selecting personnel dedicated to implementing his policies.  Personnel is policy! And Trump is failing badly.

Sabotage Behind Move Against L. Francis Cissna

Immigration patriots are concerned about the ongoing purge of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), though not because saboteurs like Lady DACA have been summarily fired.  This insider is concerned more about the issues around the firing of Ronald Vitiello, former head of the Border Patrol and nominee to head up one of DHS’ main enforcement components, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), itself a troubled agency, especially given the sabotage of immigration enforcement by ICE SVU Special Agents-in-Charge (SAC).  Your correspondent is agnostic on Vitiello given his once great promise, but his failure to discipline insubordinate ICE SVU SACs and to increase enforcement.

One concern is the appointment of a Customs puke to the Acting Secretary position, Kevin McAleenan.  McAleenan has no immigration enforcement experience.  His biography is quite strange, another attorney who went into government service, as if studying the law would create a skilled law enforcement officer or administrator.  After failing in an application to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), he was recruited into the U.S. Customs Service (USCS) to serve in the Office of Anti-Terrorism, despite no experience or training in that area.  He was then mysteriously transferred to the Office of Field Operations in the new U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), as a manager.  The important thing here is that he never went to basic training for CBP Officers and never made an immigration law arrest.  Basically, his experience is in a customs oriented view of border security, not immigration enforcement.  I warned about CBP and the battle between the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) cadre and the USCS cadre, where the USCS cadre purged legacy INS employees and experience from CBP, to the detriment of immigration enforcement at Ports-of-Entry (POE).  [President Trump Will Have Foes In Immigration Bureaucracy—But Also Friends. They Can Help Him Win, by Federale, VDare, April 25, 2016]  McAleenan also was an Obama appointee.  I have deep concerns about him and his loyalty to the Trump agenda, an issue where Trump’s personnel choices have hurt him.

But back to L. Francis Cissna.  Cissna has been from the first a strong supporter of Candidate Trump’s immigration policy.  And he has worked hard, against a recalcitrant bureaucracy at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  A challenge to his authority he has not fully suppressed. He has also not made the basic personnel and training changes required as advised. [Taming U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services, by Federale, Federale Blog (Deleted by Google), December 17, 2016]  My patriotic sources at USCIS tell me he is the best Director of USCIS in the agency’s history, and that is correct.

My same sources tell me there are two problems deep in the Resistance bureaucracy at USCIS that Cissna has not been able to control.  First, the Refugee, Asylum, and International Operations Directorate (RAOID)and the Office of Chief Counsel, or more particularly, the Offices of the Chief Counsel in each district and field office.  Both components of USCIS are actively sabotaging enforcement, the Office of Chief Counsel in the field are acting to sabotage enforcement action.  The various attorneys in local offices are sabotaging the filing of Form I-862, Notice To Appear (NTA), the charging document for deportable aliens and fraudulent application.  Contrary to the practice in the legacy INS where only the first line supervisor’s approval was needed to file an NTA to place an alien in removal proceedings, now approval by an attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel is needed.  And these attorneys, all members of the Resistance to a man, or woman, are refusing to give their approval for NTAs, bottle necking  the system.  Furthermore, the RAOID is doing something similar, ordering Asylum and Refugee Officers to approve obviously fraudulent credible fear claims by the hordes of illegal aliens entering over the land border in Caravans of Death To America By Demographic Displacement.

But the official said that an initial assessment of the basis for a request for asylum — known as a “credible fear” screening — too often accepts the claim that the migrant was persecuted. The official also said that many more asylum seekers should be rejected during that first step.

Out of 97,728 completed interviews with migrants in the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services confirmed a credible fear of persecution 74,677 times, according to an agency official.

[Trump Administration to Push for Tougher Asylum Rules, By Michael D. Shear and Zolan Kanno-Youngs, NYT, April 9, 2019]

But Cissna has been doing good in many places, the H-1B problem is one of those areas where he is making progress.

When U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) introduced its H-1B Employer Data Hub skeptics assumed the agency hoped to generate negative attention toward companies and H-1B visa holders. However, it turns out analyzing the data in the hub reveals something USCIS might not have anticipated – evidence the agency is denying H-1B petitions at such a high level compared to previous years that it is clear to attorneys USCIS has acted without proper legal authority in restricting H-1B visas.

“Denial rates for H-1B petitions have increased significantly, rising from 6% in FY 2015 to 32% in the first quarter of FY 2019 for new H-1B petitions for initial employment,” according to a National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) analysis of USCIS data in the H-1B Employer Data Hub. “Between FY 2015 and FY 2018 the denial rate for new H-1B petitions quadrupled from 6% to 24%. To put this in perspective, between FY 2010 and FY 2015, the denial rate for initial H-1B petitions never exceeded 8%, while today the rate is 3 or 4 times higher.”

[New Data Show H-1B Denial Rates Reaching Highest Levels, by Stuart Anderson, Forbes, April 10, 2019]

Kudos for that work to Cissna. The H-1B issue was a major Candidate Trump talking point during the election.  And it hurts Americans directly.  But new reporting confirm problems Cissna has with the Resistance, the sabotage is ongoing and he has yet to gain control over the bureaucracy.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Lee Francis Cissna is facing scrutiny as President Donald Trump considers bigger shakeups at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

A senior administration official blamed USCIS under Cissna’s leadership for failing to take control of the bureaucracy and push through regulations that would put more scrutiny on migrants seeking to claim asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.

[USCIS Head Faces Scrutiny Amid DHS Shakeup, by Saagar Enjeti, The Daily Caller, April 9, 2019]

Cissna is apparently attempting to get good policy through the bureaucracy, but is continually being thwarted, as my sources confirm.

The official stressed that strong actions taken on asylum regulations need to be shepherded through by a strong manager who is aware that many of the career employees who work for them will oppose them.

A former administration official who worked with Cissna told the Caller that he has “let the bureaucracy overwhelm him to the point of grinding everything to a halt,” and that Cissna “has not done one” administrative action in attempting to change the way asylum claims are processed at the southern border.

“Every single time there’s an idea, it dies in USCIS,” the former official lamented.

And it continues, the Resistance has battled Cissna to a halt in numerous areas in USCIS and that is unacceptable:

“It is accurate to say that his knowledge and adherence to the law is virtually unmatched, but … he lacks the bold leadership, assertiveness. and executive savvy to guide the administration’s biggest policy priorities in the second half of Trump’s first term,” said one source, adding that Cissna is:

…perceived as excruciatingly skittish, timid, risk-averse, and unwilling toor unable to take bold decisive action to push policy and regulations through the bureaucratic hurdles. Frustration with the administration towards Cissna has been building for months. It was expected he would be replaced by the end of 2019, yet he’s been given additional time and chances to take the bold actions expected from the White House … In terms of key administration priorities, the amount of unfinished work is extraordinary … No other Senate-confirmed administration official would ever be given such leniency.

“The administration wants someone who can aggressively and skillfully navigate bureaucratic hurdles and red tape,” the source said.

[Immigration Agency Director Fights to Keep Job Amid Migrant Rush, by Neil Munro, Breitbart, April 10, 2019]

Tellingly, Cissna has failed to produce the Public Charge regulations to fight welfare use by legal aliens, a major failure.

For example, the USCIS agency has not completed the Public Charge regulation, which would reduce the number of green cards awarded to poor migrants who do not have the skills, character, or health to earn a living in the United States, and who would have to rely on welfare, food stamps, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. The draft regulation was leaked in March 2018 — but it has not been completed by USCIS.

But there is where Cissna has a problem.  The buck stops with him.  If he can’t control the Resistance and get things done, then he has to go.  He does have options.  First, issue instructions to the Field that NTAs can be issued without Office of Chief Counsel review.  Next, have line Asylum and Refugee Officers identify those actively sabotaging the Credible Fear process.  The reporting by Todd Bensman says that the sabotage comes from middle managers in the field.  Issue instructions to line officers to follow the law and not approve cases en masse.  Transfer, re-assign, or discipline recalcitrant middle managers.

Cissna is a good man and patriot, but can he win the fight with the Resistance inside USCIS?  It does not appear so.  And is there someone who can, a more important question.  We don’t want a lesser man or woman in the position.

 

 

 

 

Whoa There Steve!

The purge of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has begun.  Overall, that’s a good idea.  However, Steve Miller, who has apparently been given complete authority over cleaning out the swamp might be making some mistakes.  He has targeted a number of executives who have failed, but then promoted others.  Sadly he is also looking to remove one of the few Trump appointees at DHS who are on board with the President’s own agenda, or at least his campaign agenda.  L. Francis Cissna has also been identified as one on the chopping block.  Readers know that I have been supportive of Cissna.  He has been doing a good job in an agency filled with traitors and saboteurs.  He is not perfect, and there have been some mistakes.   One is approving undeserved waivers for illegal aliens to steal American jobs.

Miller has agitated in recent days to remove Francis Cissna, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, according to multiple people familiar with the move. Also in danger, according to current and former DHS officials, are Undersecretary for Management Claire Grady, who was passed over for the acting secretary job, and DHS General Counsel John Mitnick.

[White House Plots Amped-Up Immigration Crackdown, By Ted Hesson, Anita Kumar And Nancy Cook, Politico, April 8, 2019]

And this might be the reason, Cissna has not been moving on the public charge regulations, the legal basis to keep out and deport more aliens dependent on welfare or likely to become dependent.

He’s eager to finalize the so-called public charge rule, which could block immigrants from obtaining a green card if they’ve received public benefits in the past or are deemed likely to do so in the future.

The initial push for those regulations have lagged, long beyond the time period required for public comment on regulations.  It could be that subordinates are sabotaging Cissna, the Resistance lies deep in USCIS.  But Cissna should have been knocking heads together.  However, as my sources tell me, for those on the Trump Train at USCIS, Cissna has been the best Director at USCIS since its inception.

However, Miller clearly sees the problems that have developed.

Still, Miller has a set of new policies he wants to try, according to the five people familiar with the plans, including a “binary choice” between separation or joint detention for families, an idea that first surfaced in the run-up to the midterm elections. Miller also wants to fast-track the regulation that would allow migrant children to be detained for longer than the 20-day limit…

In addition, Miller has pressed for the federal government to set up tent cities along the border, so that cases can be swiftly resolved — and migrants with non-meritorious claims can be deported.

He’s also pushing for the purge at DHS to continue.

That’s good.  But he also needs to press the Defense Department to fully deploy to the border.  The U.S. Army was the original Border Patrol.  And the Rio Grande is where the fraudulent asylum seekers are crossing.  Time for the Brown Water Navy to be deployed to the Rio Grande to end the invasion.

I would also suggest to Miller that the border be shut down.  Commercial traffic could be allowed in, but the land borders should be closed to all Mexican nationals until Mexico stops and deports all third country nationals using its territory to enter the United States.

This can be done in steps.  The first step would be a grand slow down at the border: Full inspection of each non-commercial vehicle entering the United States, meaning every vehicle has its trunk and hood opened, all non-immigrant visa holders, Mexican or otherwise, including Border Crossing Card holders, would be processed after only a full search of their person and databases for illegal labor in the United States.

The second step, assuming no response from the Mexican government, would be to temporarily bar all all aliens who are attempting to enter the United States from the land border will be barred until the Mexican government secures their side of the border.  Failing that, the third step would be to bar all entry by Mexican citizens or residents of Mexico from entering the United States by air.  This will hit wealthy Mexicans, as they mostly travel by air.  Fourth step would be to ban all Mexican nationals from entering as part of commerce, this would cover Mexican truck drivers who bring most goods from Mexico into the United States.  This would force importers to hire American truck drivers at the border to pick up trailers crossing the border.  This would allow the necessary commerce in, including avoiding the much hyped avocado apocalypse decried by the media.  But this would be good for American truckers, one of Trump’s most die hard constituency.

It is unlikely Mexico would resist much past the second step, but certainly it would collapse after step three.  President Trump can win this and Steve Miller needs to be smart about this. This writer can help.  But this is not the time to let Cissna go.  He is on President Trump’s side.  Unlike the man chose to succeed Lady DACA, Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, who is an Obama appointee, and a legacy Customs employee, like Charles Perez and Ryan SpradlinPersonnel is policy. Keep Cissna, he’s one of the good guys!

Hallelujah, #LadyDACA Is Gone!

The wicked witch of DHS is dead and buried beneath the border melt-down that she created!  Apparently Steven Miller is the new, unofficial, Border Czar.  One can only hope that your humble correspondent’s work exposing Lady DACA and her band of traitors and saboteurs in the Resistance had some effect.   The border collapsed on her watch, good riddance.  The only question is who succeeds her? Tom Homan? Chris Kobach?

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is resigning, U.S. officials familiar with the matter told CBS News and President Trump soon confirmed in a tweet. The announcement comes after Nielsen was set to meet with the president at 5 p.m. at the White House.

Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan will serve as acting DHS secretary, the president announced.

“Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service,” Mr. Trump tweeted Sunday. “… I am pleased to announce that Kevin McAleenan, the current U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, will become Acting Secretary for @DHSgov. I have confidence that Kevin will do a great job!”

Nielsen’s imminent departure is a part of a massive DHS overhaul engineered and directed by top Trump adviser Stephen Miller, according to a senior U.S. official. It’s unclear whether Nielsen is deciding to leave voluntarily, or whether she has been pressured to resign. Nielsen has served as DHS secretary since December 2017, and questions about how much longer she might last have swirled for months as the president voiced his mounting frustrations over illegal immigration levels.

Nielsen’s exit also comes after Mr. Trump announced he wants to go in a “tougher” direction in his nomination for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director, after originally announcing Ron Vitiello would head ICE.

One U.S. official told CBS News is it unlikely McAleenan would be nominated as Nielsen’s permanent replacement.

[DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Resigning, by Paula Reid, CBS News, April 7, 2019]

There does not appear to be a real reason behind the issue with Vitiello.  The rap on him appears to be based on a couple of tweets, one against President Trump, one DR3ing on the Democrats as the real racists.  While that is Boomer tier conservativism, he was promoted under Trump and nominated for Director of ICE despite those two tweets.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, on Twitter, Vitiello compared Trump to the cartoon character Dennis the Menace and in another post likened Democrats to the Ku Klux Klan. During his confirmation hearing, Vitiello apologized for the tweets and said they were meant as jokes.

[Trump Ditches His Nominee To Lead ICE, Saying He Wants Someone ‘Tougher’ For Top Immigration Enforcement Role, by By Nick Miroff, Seung Min Kim, and Josh Dawsey. WaPo, April 5, 2019]

But this may signal a turn for Trump after this disastrous last week where he threatened to close the border, then backed down like Jimmy Carter.  Miller may lead a renewal in effective policy making, like closing the border and deploying the military.  Hopefully Miller is reading VDare and Federale Fifth Columnist as it appears he is getting the facts, but having to battle the Resistance and Lady DACA.

In recent months, as unauthorized border crossings have soared to their highest levels in more than a decade, Miller has been criticizing Vitiello to the president and looking for an opportunity to cut him loose, according to a senior administration official who works on immigration enforcement matters.

Trump has imbued Miller with more authority over border security and immigration matters than ever before, according to two senior administration officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss fissures in the administration made worse by the surprise move against Vitiello.

So, Miller will be the unofficial Border Czar.  He should be prepared though.  Already the long knives are out for him, now blaming him for the failures of Lady DACA.

“Ron Vitiello has spent as much time defending our nation’s borders as Stephen Miller has been alive,” one official said of Miller, who is 33.

One senior official said: “This is part of an increasingly desperate effort by Stephen to throw people under the bus when the policies he has advocated are not effective. Once it becomes clear that Stephen’s policies aren’t working, he tells the president, ‘They’re not the right people.’ ”

I would suggest he move quickly against others in the Administration who are sabotaging immigration enforcement, Javanka and Mercedes Schlapp.

There are at least two in the Trump Administration, two who don’t want the President to succeed.  This is typical of the problem President Trump has had with appointees, most don’t or did not support him, especially not his announced immigration policy, the policy he instinctively goes to, as opposed to that which the Swamp forced on him.  Note his instinctive belief that the border should be closed, but Javanka, Schlapp, or others got to him quickly.

Trump has imbued Miller with more authority over border security and immigration matters than ever before, according to two senior administration officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss fissures in the administration made worse by the surprise move against Vitiello.

This will be a battle for the soul of the Trump Presidency.  Time for Miller to see that the new head of DHS and ICE remove the Resistance, people like Thomas Freeley, Charles Perez, Joseph Macias, and Ryan Spradlin,  as well a the 19 Backstabbers in ICE SVU.  The swamp in DHS must be drained for Miller to rescue the Trump Presidency.  Steven Miller, ¡Se Puede!  Move now, close the border!