Five illegals captured at the border
Border Patrol agents were able to rescue unauthorized immigrants who were inside a cardboard box and a washing machine.
Five immigrants, who were present in the US illegally, were being transported up north in a U-Haul.
They were rescued from the back of a U-Haul on Friday, Oct. 17 around 8:00 in the evening, Border Patrol said.
The U-Haul was stopped at the checkpoint in Falfurrias when agents referred the driver to secondary inspection after their K-9 alerted them.
The U-Haul was then searched and four immigrants were found inside a cardboard box, and another one was located inside a washing machine.
Border Patrol agents offered the immigrants medical attention, which they declined
A man driving the U-Haul and the woman passenger were taken into custody.
Homeland Security Investigations is currently investigating the case.
According to WHO, “98% [of confirmed cases] have an incubation period that falls within the 1 to 42 day interval.”
The fiancee of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan will be released from quarantine today. However, the CDC mandated 21-day quarantine period Louise Troh along with her son and two nephews endured is only half of the recommended period.
The World Health Organization states, “Recent studies conducted in West Africa have demonstrated that 95% of confirmed cases have an incubation period in the range of 1 to 21 days; 98% have an incubation period that falls within the 1 to 42 day interval. WHO is therefore confident that detection of no new cases, with active surveillance in place, throughout this 42-day period means that an Ebola outbreak is indeed over.”
The CDC will also release 43 people held under quarantine that had contact with Duncan while he was symptomatic.
By Donn Marten
October 20, 2014
The downward spiral for Barack Obama, man of hope and change continues and Democrats are about to be sucked under by the vortex. With the mid-term elections now three weeks and a wake-up from today it is increasingly apparent that Obama’s plummeting popularity will be more of a drag on Dems than even their own fecklessness. Foreign debacles, an administration packed with clueless political cronies, a lousy economy and now Ebola are coming together as a perfect storm that will hit the blue jackass party like a category five hurricane come Tuesday, November 4th.
You know you have serious electoral problems when Dear Leader shows up at a campaign rally and people start to head for the exits while you are still speaking. In a story entitled “Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave early” Reuters reports that:
President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity.
With approval levels hovering around record lows, Obama has spent most of his campaign-related efforts this year raising money for struggling Democrats, who risk losing control of the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 4 midterm election.
Most candidates from his party have been wary of appearing with him during their election races because of his sagging popularity.
Not so Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown of Maryland, who is running for governor, and Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois, who is running for re-election. Obama plans to appear at an event for Quinn later in the evening.
“You’ve got to vote,” Obama repeated over and over at a rally for Brown in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, near Washington.
Democrats have a history of not turning up to vote in midterm elections.
“There are no excuses. The future is up to us,” Obama said.
A steady stream of people walked out of the auditorium while he spoke, however, and a heckler interrupted his remarks.
The man is about as popular as genital Herpes with all but the most delusional of O-Bots and identity groups. The latter is primarily with African Americans who continue to see Obama as somehow being the fulfillment of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s dream instead of the American nightmare that he has turned out to be. The argument can be made that Obama has f**ked things up so badly during his time in the White House that he has actually undermined the chances for people of color to win the presidency for the foreseeable future. Even that bastion of political support may take a hit if Ferguson erupts into violence before rather than after the elections. That may sound racist to some but it is what it is.
But it is the Democrats themselves playing the race card out of desperation to hold the Senate. The New York Times reported on Saturday that the “Black Vote Seen as Last Hope for Democrats to Hold Senate” about an explosive confidential memo on the elections. According to the NYT story:
The confidential memo from a former pollster for President Obama contained a blunt warning for Democrats. Written this month with an eye toward Election Day, it predicted “crushing Democratic losses across the country” if the party did not do more to get black voters to the polls.
“African-American surge voters came out in force in 2008 and 2012, but they are not well positioned to do so again in 2014,” Cornell Belcher, the pollster, wrote in the memo, dated Oct. 1. “In fact, over half aren’t even sure when the midterm elections are taking place.”
Mr. Belcher’s assessment points to an urgent imperative for Democrats: To keep Republicans from taking control of the Senate, as many are predicting, they need black voters in at least four key states. Yet the one politician guaranteed to generate enthusiasm among African Americans is the same man many Democratic candidates want to avoid: Mr. Obama.
Were the Republican party to issue a similar memo about white voters they would be denounced as racists who were card carrying members of the Ku Klux Clan or worse. If there is any wonder why so many are turned off by national politics it is only necessary to observe the actions of Democrat strategists the waning days before voters pull the chain to flush the toilet.
Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun.
Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of 9 million id cards in one year “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.”
The request for proposals says the agency will need a minimum of four million cards per year. In the “surge,” scenario in 2016, the agency would need an additional five million cards – more than double the baseline annual amount for a total of 9 million.
“The guaranteed minimum for each ordering period is 4,000,000 cards. The estimated maximum for the entire contract is 34,000,000 cards,” the document says.
The agency is buying the materials need to construct both Permanent Residency Cards (PRC), commonly known as green cards, as well as Employment Authorization Documentation (EAD) cards which have been used to implement President Obama’s “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) program. The RFP does not specify how many of each type of card would be issued.
Jessica Vaughan, an immigration expert at the Center for Immigration Studies and former State Department official, said the document suggests a new program of remarkable breadth.
The RFP “seems to indicate that the president is contemplating an enormous executive action that is even more expansive than the plan that Congress rejected in the ‘Gang of Eight’ bill,” Vaughan said.
Last year, Vaughan reviewed the Gang of Eight’s provisions to estimate that it would have roughly doubled legal immigration. In the “surge” scenario of this RFP, even the relatively high four million cards per year would be more than doubled, meaning that even on its own terms, the agency is preparing for a huge uptick of 125 percent its normal annual output.
It’s not unheard of for federal agencies to plan for contingencies, but the request specifically explains that the surge is related to potential changes in immigration policy.
“The Contractor shall demonstrate the capability to support potential ‘surge’ in PRC and EAD card demand for up to 9M cards during the initial period of performance to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements,” the document says.
A year ago, such a plan might have been attributed to a forthcoming immigration bill. Now, following the summer’s border crisis, the chances of such a new law are extremely low, giving additional credence to the possibility the move is in preparation for an executive amnesty by Obama.
Even four million combined green cards and EADs is a significant number, let alone the “surge” contemplated by USCIS. For instance, in the first two years after Obama unilaterally enacted DACA, about 600,000 people were approved by USCIS under the program. Statistics provided by USCIS on its website show that the entire agency had processed 862,000 total EADs in 2014 as of June.
Vaughan said EADs are increasingly coming under scrutiny as a tool used by the Obama administration to provide legalization for groups of illegal aliens short of full green card status.
In addition to providing government approval to work for illegal aliens, EADs also cost significantly less in fees to acquire, about $450 compared to more than $1000. In many states, EADs give aliens rights to social services and the ability to obtain drivers’ licenses.
Vaughan noted there are currently about 4.5 million individuals waiting for approval for the green cards having followed immigration law and obtained sponsorships from relatives in the U.S. or otherwise, less than the number of id cards contemplated by the USCIS “surge.”
USCIS officials did not provide additional information about the RFP by press time.