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Court Deportations Drop 43
Percent in Past Five Years

New York Times -- April 16, 2014   
   New deportation cases brought by the Obama administration in the nation’s immigration courts have been declining steadily since 2009, and judges have increasingly ruled against deportations, leading to a 43 percent drop in the number of deportations through the courts in the last five years, according to Justice Department statistics released on Wednesday.
    The figures show that the administration opened 26 percent fewer deportation cases in the courts last year than in 2009. In 2013, immigration judges ordered deportations in 105,064 cases nationwide.
    The statistics present a different picture of President Obama’s enforcement policies than the one painted by many immigrant advocates, who have assailed the president as the “deporter in chief” and accused him of rushing to reach a record of two million deportations. While Mr. Obama has deported more foreigners than any other president, the pace of deportations has recently declined. [...]
    In addition, since 2011 the administration made a major shift in enforcement geography, sending more agents and resources to the Southwest border to quickly remove immigrants caught crossing illegally. Many deportations at the border do not go through the immigration courts.
ABP Note: The US Border Patrol catches people, logs them in and, if they are from Mexico and not really bad dudes, they are sent back over the border. They are not even arrested and they are not "deported". -- The NY Times is misleading its readers. What's new?....
Updated at 7:45 AM PT -- There is a way to increase deportations without really doing it. If an illegal alien refuses to return to Mexico voluntarily (VR) after a border apprehension, he can insist on consular representation pursuant to an earlier MOU. This would require an adjudicated removal - or deportation. Would the Mexican government play along with this? Hmmmm....

April 17, 2014

Californians for Population Stabilization  
Earth Day TV Ad Links California's Declining Environment To Immigration-Driven Population Growth
Los Angeles -- Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) launched TV ads today across California leading up to Tuesday's Earth Day celebration. The ads are running in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco on multiple TV networks in each market and will continue through April 22nd, Earth Day. -- The TV ads feature a child asking the audience: "If Californians are having fewer children, why are there so many cars?"; "If Californians are having fewer children, why isn't there enough water?" The child concludes, "If Californians are having fewer children, where are all the people coming from?" ......

Washington Times  
Eric Cantor rejects latest Obama immigration outreach
President Obama tried to kick-start the immigration debate Wednesday with a call to a top House Republican, but his target, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, rejected the overture, saying it was made just hours after the president took a partisan shot on the very same issue — underscoring why Mr. Obama is getting little accomplished in Washington. -- Wednesday marked one year since a bipartisan group of senators introduced a massive immigration reform bill, igniting a debate that led to a 68-32 vote for approval in June largely along party lines. Mr. Obama and congressional Democrats used the anniversary to plead with House lawmakers to pick up the issue, either by passing the Senate bill or writing their own version.......

April 16, 2014

CNS News  
Residents of Texas Border City ‘Least Likely to Feel Safe’ Walking at Night
Residents of McAllen, Texas, which is on the Mexican border, are the least likely in the United States to fell safe walking alone at night, according to new Gallup poll. Less than half, 48.5%, of McAllen residents told Gallup they would feel safe. -- In addition, the survey shows that five of the 12 cities where people were least likely to feel safe walking alone at night are in California. -- In its survey, Gallup asked, “Do you feel safe walking alone at night in the city or area where you live?” For the residents of McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas, only 48.5% said yes........

Washington Times     
San Antonio mayor to Obama: Give amnesty to illegals with legal families
Julian Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, said he wants President Obama to do for certain illegal immigrants who have been in the country 10 years or more the same thing he did for children of illegals --- grant them amnesty. -- “We should look at people who have been here for more than 10 years, who do not have a serious criminal record and who have family members who are United States citizens,” Mr. Castro said, Breitbart reported. “My hope is that President Obama extends what he did with [the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] for the DREAMers to ease deportations for people without serious criminal records who have families in the United States.”.......

Washington Examiner      
Amid reports of imminent executive action, Obama urges House to move on immigration reform
President Obama released a statement on Wednesday urging the House to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Given that the House is nowhere near even considering such action, Obama's message seemed a bit out of the blue. But it makes plenty of sense considered in light of reports the president is planning a series of unilateral executive actions on immigration. -- "Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson earlier this month told House Democrats he'll take action in the next few weeks on 'fixes' to immigration law, most likely dealing with deportation," the Washington Examiner's Susan Ferrechio reported Wednesday.......

April 15, 2014

CBP Announces Facilitation Measures To Expedite Processing Of Holy Week Traffic At South Texas Ports Of Entry
Laredo, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection is announcing that the agency will employ some time-tested measures along with trusted traveler programs and Ready Lanes to help facilitate the annual surge in northbound traffic anticipated at South Texas ports of entry over the approaching Holy Week period. -- “We are expecting a significant increase in traffic at all of our international bridges over the forthcoming Holy Week period and want to advise the traveling public that we stand ready to implement measures designed to facilitate lawful trade and travel while maintaining a vigilant border security posture,” said Noel Sanchez, Acting Director, Field Operations, Laredo Field Office. -- The measures are designed to be able to process a larger than normal volume of travelers seeking tourist permits to travel into the interior of the U.S. while facilitating the daily commuter traffic flows. These flows are expected to increase since many are on leave from work or school. [...] -- In addition, CBP will encourage SENTRI members to utilize SENTRI lanes and for travelers that have radio-frequency identification technology (RFID)-equipped travel documents such as U.S. passport cards and the newer versions of the border crossing card and resident alien card to utilize the Ready Lanes......

April 14, 2014

Washington Post      
A confederacy of xenophobes in Europe?
Paris -- From her nondescript offices in the Paris suburbs, ­Marine Le Pen — the blond, hazel-eyed face of France’s far right — is leading the charge to build a new alliance of European nationalists, this time by blitzing the ballot box. -- A 45-year-old lawyer who wants to halt immigration, Le Pen led France’s National Front tohistoric gains in local elections last month. She did it by destigmatizing the party co-founded by Jean-Marie Le Pen, her 85-year-old father, who once called the Nazi gas chambers a mere ­“detail” of history and lost five bids for the French presidency. [...] -- Now she is training her sights on a larger prize. From Sweden to Austria, Britain to Italy, nationalist and far-right parties are poised to make record gains next month in elections for the European Parliament. Rather than see their power diluted, Le Pen is seeking to unite a variety of such parties into an extraordinary coalition of anti-E.U. nationalist....
ABP Note: Europeans have had a real interest in the work of American Border Patrol. Not so, US media. Dissent is not allowed here.......

France's Le Pen, in Moscow, blames EU for new 'Cold War'
Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far-right National Front, blamed the European Union for declaring a new Cold War on Russia that would hurt all concerned, Russian media reported on Saturday as she paid an official visit to Moscow. [...] -- "I am surprised a Cold War on Russia has been declared in the European Union," French National Front leader Le Pen said at a meeting with Sergei Naryshkin, speaker of the Russian parliament's lower house. -- "It's not in line with traditional, friendly relations nor with the economic interests of our country or EU countries and harms future relations," Russian news agency Interfax quoted her as saying in its Russian-language service......

Sierra Vista Herald / Review      
Fire in Huachuca Mountains thought to be human caused
Sierra Vista, Arizona -- The Coronado National Forest Service assigned fire resources, to include air tankers, to suppress a fire burning high in the Huachuca Mountains, near Garden Canyon, on Sunday afternoon. -- Spokeswoman Heidi Schewel said the fire, called the Brown Fire, is thought to be human caused, because there was no lightning in the area, and is under investigation. In her last report, received at about 4:30 p.m., the fire was burning 5 acres in a remote location near the Miller Peak wilderness area....
See location of fire
ABP NOTE: Such fires are not uncommon. In 2011 a fire that was started in Mexico, burned 32,053 acres in priceless forest and flattened 84 homes south of Sierra Vista. The next year our government lied about the source of the fire. -- Lying about the situation on the border is a common practice with our government......

April 13, 2014

American Border Patrol      
Indestructible iPhone
Recently Glenn Spencer, head of ABP, was flying their Challenger II airplane near the border when a sudden gust of wind knocked his iPhone out of his shirt pocket and out into the desert air. Spencer and Dr. Gregg Voss, ABP's expert on digital signal processing, returned to the scene in Glenn's Hummer using an iPad to try to locate the iPhone. Sure enough, they got a signal. After driving across the desert for while, Dr. Voss tried calling the iPhone. Sure enough, he could hear it ringing! Gregg got out of the Hummer and walked over and picked it up. Not a scratch. That was after it hit the ground from 100 foot altitude and going probably more than 150 mph!.......

American Border Patrol      
Tomorrow's Headline?
We are waiting for the leftists Phoenix media to react to the news that Border Technology, whose CEO is Glenn Spencer, is working to save Kenyan elephants from poachers. This might be the next headline at azfamily.com: Head of Hate Group Defends Symbol of Right Wing Political Party.......

April 11, 2014

Arizona Republic      
Media ban at Gilbert Republican forum stirs backlash
A local Republican organizer's decision to bar reporters from an "Open Mic Forum" for gubernatorial candidates April 10 in Gilbert stirred social-media backlash from political operatives and at least half of the candidates. -- As hundreds of Southeast Valley Republicans filed into the cafeteria at Campo Verde High School --- some stopping outside the door to sign petitions or get tickets for a Glock 19 gun raffle --- the media was denied entry. [...] -- GOP gubernatorial candidates participating included Secretary of State Ken Bennett, state Treasurer Doug Ducey, state Sen. Al Melvin, Mesa Mayor Scott Smith, attorney Christine Jones and former U.S. Rep. Frank Riggs. Shane Krauser, director of the American Academy for Constitutional Education, moderated the forum...
ABP Comment: After what KTVK did to Sen. Melvin, can you blame them for keeping the media out? ......

NYT: Illegal Immigrants Crossing Into South Texas 'in Droves'
Thousands of illegal immigrants from Central America are crossing the Rio Grande into the United States every month after hearing reports that people who make it across the border are being allowed to remain in America. -- Fueling GOP demands for more stringent border security before any immigration reform bill is passed, the number of illegal crossings in South Texas has suddenly soared this year after six years of relatively deep declines across the southwest region, according to The New York Times.....

New York Times   
Hoping for Asylum, Migrants Strain U.S. Border
After six years of steep declines across the Southwest, illegal crossings have soared in South Texas while remaining low elsewhere. The Border Patrol made more than 90,700 apprehensions in the Rio Grande Valley in the past six months, a 69 percent increase over last year. -- The migrants are no longer primarily Mexican laborers. Instead they are Central Americans, including many families with small children and youngsters without their parents, who risk a danger-filled journey across Mexico. Driven out by deepening poverty but also by rampant gang violence, increasing numbers of migrants caught here seek asylum, setting off lengthy legal procedures to determine whether they qualify. -- The new migrant flow, largely from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, is straining resources and confounding Obama administration security strategies that work effectively in other regions. It is further complicating President Obama’s uphill push on immigration, fueling Republican arguments for more border security before any overhaul.....

April 10, 2014

35 ‘Acts of Love’
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush insisted that many of the instances of illegal immigrants coming into the U.S. were "acts of love." Though many of the human beings who enter the U.S. illegally or overstay their legally permitted time in the U.S. are doing so to earn more resources and provide for families, many of the illegal immigrants who come into the U.S. are doing so for highly criminal reasons--a fact often left out of the discussion or otherwise barely mentioned. -- Breitbart Texas has provided 35 of these other "acts of love" for our readers....

American Border Patrol   
Spencer Letter to Talking Points Memo
See story run in TalkingPointsMemo.com: Arizona Guv Candidate Cites Hate Group In Border Security Speech
Dear Mr. Marshall, Our firm represents Mr. Glenn Spencer, CEO of Border Technology, Inc. (“BTI”) and Chairman of American Border Patrol (“ABP”). On March 27, 2014, TPM Media’s website, talkingpointsmemo.com, published a news article titled, “Arizona Guv [sic] Candidate Cites Hate Group In Border Security Speech.”[1] The article and accompanying news segment state false information as to what Glenn Spencer and the American Border Patrol (“ABP”) stand for, and what Senator Melvin is proposing with regard to securing Arizona’s border with Mexico. The publication of such false information is outrageous, highly offensive and defamatory, casts Mr. Spencer in a false light, and constitutes an invasion of privacy, and could have been avoided with just a little due diligence on your organization’s part. This letter is 1) an effort to correct such misinformation and 2) a demand that your organization issue a retraction of the misinformation and apologize to Mr. Spencer. If TPM Media, LLC is unwilling or unable to correct its mistakes, Mr. Spencer will be forced to seek legal redress... Read More....

Washington Times    
FITTON: ACLU’s slurs and lies target foes of illegal immigration
The American Civil Liberties Union has a reputation for serving as a “guardian of liberty,” protecting our privacy and the First Amendment rights of speech, association and assembly. -- Imagine our surprise when a subpoena from the ACLU trampling those rights landed on our doorstep. Imagine our greater surprise when we discovered the subpoena was filled with racial slurs such as “spic,” “wetback” and “beaner.”.....

Nancy Pelosi: I'd Rather Pass Amnesty than Be Speaker
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said she would rather pass amnesty legislation than get her gavel back. -- “It’s the biggest thing that we can do, and that’s why I’ve said to the speaker, to the press, to these groups, I would rather pass [a] comprehensive immigration reform bill than win the elections in November,” Pelosi told Politico. “There’s nothing we could accomplish in winning that would be as big as passing immigration reform.”......

New York Times     
Report Finds a Los Angeles on the Brink 
...But the most worrisome blow by far is a scathing verdict on Los Angeles’s civic health that was delivered in a one-two punch --- the second on Wednesday --- by a committee of lawyers, developers, labor leaders and former elected officials who make up something of the Old Guard here. The Los Angeles 2020 Commission presented a catalog of failings that it said were a unique burden to the city: widespread poverty and job stagnation, huge municipal pension obligations, a struggling port and tourism industry and paralyzing traffic that would not be eased even with a continuing multibillion-dollar mass transit initiative. -- Their conclusions amounted to an indictment of a city and its culture, a place that the commission said was brimming with talent and resources but was nonetheless falling behind other major cities across the globe...
ABP Note: In 1992, Glenn Spencer, now head of ABP, wrote: "L.A.'S NUMBER ONE IMPORT: POVERTY". Now, 22 years later, the city is on the verge of collapse because of "widespread poverty." It could have been prevented had our immigration laws been enforced, but the liberals wouldn't have it.....

April 9, 2014

Report: New massive wave of illegal immigration coming
A new report suggests that there is a massive wave of illegal immigration coming to American soon. -- For USA Today, Alan Gomez wrote this week that “there is growing consensus that changes in the economies of Latin America and the U.S. are creating the perfect climate for another wave of undocumented immigrants racing north.” -- Gomez cites a recent report from the Inter-American Development Bank that concludes Latin American nations would suffer dramatically due to a slowdown in China’s economy, raising commodities prices worldwide....

April 8, 2014

Despite Media Claims to the Contrary, Illegal Entry Is a Crime
The front-page headline in the April 3 Arizona Daily Star correctly announced, "Fed's deportation data deceptive." The byline identified the reporter as Brian Bennett of the Tribune Washington Bureau. Bennett did an adequate job of recapping the information contained in Jessica Vaughan's "Catch and Release" report published by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) last month, but he failed to give credit to CIS for their informative analysis. More disturbingly, Bennett propagated a lie that has become pervasive among reporters who strive to minimize the seriousness of immigration law violations and marginalize immigration law enforcement....

April 7, 2014

New York Times    
More Deportations Follow Minor Crimes, Records Show
...But a New York Times analysis of internal government records shows that since President Obama took office, two-thirds of the nearly two million deportation cases involve people who had committed minor infractions, including traffic violations, or had no criminal record at all. Twenty percent — or about 394,000 — of the cases involved people convicted of serious crimes, including drug-related offenses, the records show.... -- ABP Note: This changes nothing! Most of those being deported had just crossed the border. "Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson acknowledged Tuesday that his department’s deportation numbers are now mostly made up of illegal immigrants caught at the border, not just those from the interior, which means they can’t be compared one-to-one with deportations under President Bush or other prior administrations."...

Washington Post      
Tracing the U.S. heroin surge back south of the border as Mexican cannabis output falls
Tepaca de Bardiraguato, Sin. Mex -- The surge of cheap heroin spreading in $4 hits across rural America can be traced back to the remote valleys of the northern Sierra Madre. -- With the wholesale price of marijuana falling — driven in part by decriminalization in sections of the United States — Mexican drug farmers are turning away from cannabis and filling their fields with opium poppies....... ABP Note: They got it wrong again. The construction of the more than 600 miles of border fence and vehicle barriers set off a fight over remaining drug smuggling corridors. ABP reported this more than five years ago, but the same mainstream media that calls us a hate group refuses to report on our work. How can we deal with our problems if they keep hiding the truth? -- Read this for proof...

April 6, 2014

Jeb Bush: Crossing the Border Illegally an 'Act of Love'
"I'm going to say this and it will be on tape, and so be it. The way I look at this is someone who comes to our country because they couldn't come legally, they come to our country because their family's dad who loves their children was worried that their children didn't have food on the table, and they wanted to make sure their family was intact. And they crossed the border because they had no other means to work to be able to provide for their family. Yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony. it's kind of -- it's a -- it's an act of love. It's an act of commitment to your family. I honestly think that's a different kind of crime that should be, there should be a price paid, but it shouldn't be -- it shouldn't rile people up that people are actually coming to this country to provide for their families. And the idea that we're not going to fix this but with with comprehensive reform ends up trapping these people, when they could make a great contribution for their own their families but also for us...... ABP Note: This ad was run by a private citizens group in the Los Angeles Times on June 19, 1997. --- We report - you decide.

April 5, 2014

Brownsville Herald
Faced with influx of illegals, local Border Patrol adds 100 agents
The U.S. Border Patrol recently transferred 100 experienced agents to the Rio Grande Valley Sector, deploying them to intercept the rising number of unauthorized immigrants moving through South Texas. -- More than 100 agents from the San Diego, Tucson and El Paso sectors joined the Rio Grande Valley Sector this week, said Acting Chief Patrol Agent Raul L .Ortiz. They’ll help fight human trafficking and drug smuggling — and the organized crime elements behind them.....

American Border Patrol
Arizona Republic Deceiving the Public
Today's Arizona Republic strikes another blow against immigration law enforcement. -- "Obama exceeds 2 million mark in deportations" tells its readers: "Under Obama's administration, the U.S. has exceeded 2 million deportations. The milestone is significant because it means Obama's administration has deported more people than any other president's." This is a total lie. -- To be honest, the Republic does say toward the end of the piece that, "Last year, 235,093, or 64 percent, of the 368,644 people deported by ICE had been apprehended along the border while trying to enter the U.S. illegally, according to ICE statistics. The remainder were apprehended in the interior of the U.S., according to ICE." The important question is - were they deported at all? -- Most illegal aliens apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol in the Southwest are returned across the border by the U.S. Border Patrol (not ICE) under what is called "voluntary removal" - or VR. There is a reason for this. Under a 1996 Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S and Mexico, any Mexican who is actually arrested has the right to seek legal assistance from the Mexican government. To avoid this entanglement, most detainees are not technically arrested - they are "apprehended." When asked, they usually agree to return to Mexico (if they came from Mexico) without protest. Therefore, they are not arrested - and they are not deported. But, to make the deportation numbers look good, the Obama Administration has merely changed the long-standing practice - and legal agreement - not to call VRs deportations. They are now deportations. -- The Obama Administration - and the Arizona Republic - are playing word games to deceive the public.......

Wall Street Journal
Rep. McKeon: Defense Bill Won't Include Path to Green Card Through Military Service
Washington -- The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Friday he wouldn't include a proposal to allow certain illegal immigrants into the military when he files his version of the annual defense policy bill next month. -- Supporters of the plan, which would let people brought to the U.S. illegally as children serve in the military and then gain legal permanent residence, had been lobbying committee Chairman Howard "Buck" McKeon (R., Calif.) to include the provision in the National Defense Authorization Act. That prompted a loud backlash from immigration hard-liners in the House, who lobbied the chairman in the opposite direction......

April 4, 2014

NBC7 -- San Diego
2 Border Tunnels Uncovered in San Diego
Two new tunnels have been discovered along the U.S.-Mexico border south of San Diego, officials confirmed Friday. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are on the scene of the tunnels located in Otay Mesa. One tunnel was discovered at 10005 Marconi Drive. The second was found at 10145 Via de la Amistad......

Obama 'Champion of Change' Amnesty Advocate Indicted for Immigration Fraud
An amnesty advocate that President Barack Obama’s White House publicly promoted as part of its “Champion of Change” series has been indicted in federal court on charges of fraud. -- Bonnie M. Youn, who Obama’s White House touts on its website as “a recognized Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community leader in Georgia,” was indicted on three criminal charge counts in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia Atlanta Division on April 1, according to publicly filed court documents......

Amnesty Advocates Fear High-Tech Lobby Will Break Away, Push Solely for Increase in Visas
In a sign that the pro-amnesty coalition may be fraying, the high-tech industry may be considering a push for separate legislation that increases the number of high-tech visas, abandoning the array of interests that have been more contentious about easing deportations and granting amnesty. -- For the high-tech industry, composed of executives that make up the 0.1%, it is still all about the bottom line and the visas they have coveted......


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