Is the Obama Administration Helping Muslim Terrorists by Weakening our Border Security?

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BY GARY FOUSE

As a retired DEA agent, It is saddening to see the decline and demoralization of any law enforcement agency, be it ATF in the wake of the Fast and Furious scandal, the Secret Service, the Justice Department, which I served proudly for a quarter century, or any other. That also includes the Department of Homeland Security, which was established after I retired, in the wake of 9-11.

I was reminded of this just in the past few days when it was announced that Harris Tarin, Washington-based official of the Muslim Brotherhood-linked Muslim Public Affairs Council, was joining DHS as a senior policy adviser to the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties section.

Tarin, like MPAC, hasn’t found a counter-terror enforcement action he likes. He has been a consistent critic of any attempt by law enforcement to develop intelligence within the Muslim community in the US. The NYPD has been a particular target of his ire over their own intelligence probes. That this man would be brought into DHS is a sad reflection on the leadership of Jeh Johnson, an empty suit hack that President Obama found in places only he could find to place into sensitive government positions.

Tarin isn’t the first suspicious character brought into DHS. That distinction belongs to one Mohamed Elibiary, who was hired by Johnson’s predecessor, the equally inept Janet Napolitano. Elibiary is an open supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood, a man who abused his position by extracting sensitive information out of a DHS computer, which he used to attack Texas Governor Rick Perry. But that’s not all. As described by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, Elibiary was a prominent participant and speaker at a 2004 Texas event that paid homage to none other to the Ayatollah Khomeini.

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When it comes to protecting our southern border with Mexico, DHS’s priorities are Obama’s priorities. That is, accommodating the entry of thousands of Central Americans who are showing up at the border and falling into the arms of Border Patrol agents, waiving deportations-now by the millions- and finding a way to help DREAMERS realize their dreams. Protecting the American people and protecting our sovereignty are far down the list.

Where does that leave the thousands of dedicated investigators and patrol officers who want to do their job as they understood it to be when they signed on? Demoralized and counting the days until their retirement. That is the situation described to me recently by two friends in DHS. Unfortunately, for them, they are not counting days, rather years.

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OBAMA KEEPS AMERICANS IN EXILE, BUT WELCOMES ILLEGALS

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Obama’s push to legalize millions of illegal immigrants is leaving many Americans’ families locked out of the United States

NEIL MUNRO

White House Correspondent

President Barack Obama’s push to legalize millions of illegal immigrants is leaving many Americans’ families locked out of the United States.

American engineer Jimmy Gugliotta and his Argentinian wife and children have been stuck in Chile for so long that he’s pleading for donations to buy food and airfares while the U.S. visa agency slowly processes the visa documents needed by his wife and children.

“I was initially told the process would take 6 to 9 months and we had enough money to get us through until that time,” he wrote in his March 19 GoFundMe online appeal.

“We are trying to sell the few possessions that we have left,” said Gugliotta, who escaped a hard-knock childhood by learning computer design while earning $8 an hour in various manual labor jobs.

Chile’s immigration laws have kept Gugliotta from working in Chile, but U.S. immigration laws have kept him and his family from going home to the United States.

“I have been unemployed [in Chile] since early 2013, trying to get back to the U.S. to work… it has been 16 months and still no visa,” he added.

On March 25, he got another letter from the visa agency at the Department of Homeland Security.

“The National Visa Center (NVC) received your documents on 23-MAR-15. We are currently receiving an increased number of approved petitions from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. As a result, we are experiencing increased review times for documents received. “We expect it will be at least 60 days from the date we received your mail before we complete the review of your documents. We will notify you when we review your documents. “We are working to reduce these processing times and we appreciate your patience.”

According to Jessica Vaughan, the policy director at the Center for Immigration Studies, Gugliotta is a victim of bureaucratic incompetence exacerbated by Obama’s choice to rush millions of illegal immigrants past routine immigration barriers.

In November, Obama ordered his agency to reorganize themselves so they can start awarding work-permits and other documents to four million illegals who were brought to the United States by their parents.

That’s level with the number of Americans who will turn 18 in 2015.

That 4 million effort is in addition to Obama’s direction that officials grant work-permits and residency documents for roughly 700,000 younger illegals since 2012.

The agency’s workload was also raised when Obama allowed roughly 130,000 Central American adults and youths to cross the southern border in 2014, and when he ordered officials to grant extra work-permits to roughly 100,000 spouses of foreign guest-workers.

Since 2009, Obama ahas also given work-permits to roughly 4.7 million foreign students, tourists and border-jumping migrants.

On March 23, Obama also invited companies to bring in “hundreds of thousands” of L-1B guest-workers, who can work in the United States while being paid wages level with the wages paid in their home country, such as India or China.

Obama’s support for foreign workers contrasts with this 2012 campaign rhetoric, in which he repeatedly told Americans that he would bet on American workers. “Ohio, we’re not about to take a knee and do nothing… I stood with American workers. I stood with American manufacturing. I believed in you. I bet on you. I’ll make that bet any day of the week,” he told a cheering audience Sept. 3, 2012 in Ohio.

This effort to provide documents to foreign workers has sidelined people with legitimate claims, said Vaughan.

Before Obama’s push for amnesty and more guest-workers, the spouses and immediate relatives of U.S. citizens were in the highest priority category for visas processing, and were supposed to be completed in five months, Vaughan said.

But by last December, the processing time had stretched out to eight months, she said.

Report: Arizona Border Patrol Was Ordered To Report Detained Somalis As Mexicans

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BY TERRESA MONROE-HAMILTON

The lies just never end. Obama has directed ICE and DHS to cover up the fact that Somalis and others are actively coming over the southern border. ICE has been ordered to label everyone as Mexican or from Central America. That’s one way to cover up the fact that terrorists are potentially pouring over your border unhindered. And this didn’t just happen now – it’s been going on for years.

From Pat Dollard:

Here’s how you suppress the fact that terrorists are crossing into to the U.S. from Mexico…

Excerpted from The Gateway Pundit: Joe Adams has been working on the US Southern border for years providing security for ranchers and concerned citizens.

This morning Joe contacted The Gateway Pundit to relay a recent situation on the southern border in Arizona.

According to Brown, several Somali men were recently apprehended crossing the border into Arizona. When ICE officials came to pick up the illegals they told the rancher that the aliens were Mexican. The rancher argued that of course the men were obviously from Somalia. That’s when ICE told the rancher that they were ordered to report all illegals as either from Central America or Mexico – including these men from Somalia. It’s the latest trick by the Obama administration to deceive the American public on the calamity at the border. Read the whole thing.

It’s insanity that the ranchers are the only ones protecting anyone from the illegals. I don’t understand how everyone in government can just stand by and let this happen. Even for those who are being paid off, they are destroying the goose that laid the golden egg here. I don’t think it’s a stretch to say sleeper cells have come across that border and who knows what kind of weapons. Everything from nuclear weapons, to chemical, to biological… and we have just opened the door wide for them. The nag is already out the gate and something very wicked this way comes.

National Investigation Reveals Alarming Number of Attacks on the U.S. Power Grid

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BY GREG CAMPBELL

What was once the realm of the tinfoil-hat-adorned, prepping has become relatively mainstream as Americans realize just how vulnerable our nation’s infrastructure can be. A new report by the Blaze discusses a startling amount of attacks on the U.S. power grid and what that might mean for Americans.

When it comes to the nation’s power grid, there’s a lot at stake, and enemies know it because they’ve attacked electric utilities hundreds of times within the past several years.

An investigation by USAToday and more than 10 of its community newspapers and television stations across the country found that between 2011 and 2014 alone, there were 362 reported physical and cyberattacks by electric utilities that resulted in partial power outages or disturbances.

Most of the attacks were physical; 14 of them were cyberattacks. But according to the Department of Homeland Security, the number of “cyber incidents” on the nation’s power infrastructure has been on the rise recently.

In 2013, it received 151 reports of “cyber incidents,” compared to 2012 when it received 111. In 2011, that number was considerably smaller at just 31. It’s unclear, however, whether the rise is due to more cyber activity or merely the result of the industry actually reporting those incidents.

Whatever the reason may be, however, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Cheryl LaFleur suggested that more must be done to protect the massive interconnected grid because even one localized disruption could result in a much bigger, potentially nationwide, crisis.

“It’s one of those things: One is too many, so that’s why we have to pay attention,” LaFleur said.  ”The threats continue to evolve, and we have to continue to evolve as well.”

While cybersecurity has been at the forefront of many national security conversations in the wake of recent events, former energy security regulator Josh Axelrod acknowledged the physical risks are just as significant, and perhaps easier to carry out than the cyber-related risks.

“If you know where to disable certain transformers, you can cause enough frequency and voltage fluctuation in order to disable the grid and cause cascading outages,” Axelrod said. “You can pick up a hunting rifle at your local sporting goods store and go do what you need to do.”

“Without electricity we aren’t a civilization, and this is a major societal vulnerability,” former CIA Directer James Woolsey told TheBlaze last year, specifically commenting on a 2013 power station attack in California. That attack was characterized by one official as a “dress rehearsal.”

As the USAToday investigation that surveyed 50 electrical utilities found, critical energy equipment such as power transformers aren’t as secure as they could be. They’re often in plain sight of any person who happens to walk by, protected mostly by chain-linked fences and in some cases security cameras. In addition, law enforcement officers still have not identified suspects involved in “many” of the hundreds of attacks that have occurred since 2011.

To complicate matters further, the organization that oversees energy security guidelines is funded by the power industry itself, which could raise potential conflict of interest concerns, especially given that 30 percent fewer security penalties were issues from 2013-2014, despite the fact that more disruptions were reported during that same time period.

Those who prep are not necessarily doing so out of fear of a zombie apocalypse; a 72-hour period without power can have devastating effects on a community’s safety and preparing for the worst is a prudent steps in these uncertain times.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol spent millions on field radios that don’t work

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BY SARAH WESTWOOD

Despite the Department of Homeland Security’s $945 million investment in radios for its border patrol agents, spotty coverage and inadequate training still hinders the agency’s attempts to secure the southwestern border.

Some agents even told congressional investigators that radio communications worsened after DHS updated the system, according to a Government Accountability Office report.

Other border patrol agents reported experiencing “communications bleed” with the new radios, which happens when outsiders are able to listen in on conversations.

After building additional towers and installing new radios in Yuma, Tucson, the Rio Grande Valley and El Paso, DHS realized that approach was too expensive and time-consuming and instead focused on converting its analog systems to digital in five remaining sectors of the southwestern border that stretches from Texas west to California.

The Border Patrol has made no efforts “to determine whether the systems are working as intended” since upgrading equipment in those four of the nine sectors that span the southwestern border.

Although the agency’s own policies mandate testing of new systems, patrol agents conducted “limited” testing only in the Rio Grande Valley. They declined to do so in Yuma, Tucson and El Paso, citing “changing agency priorities.”

Because of the difficulty of connecting with officers from other agencies using their radios, Border Patrol agents “missed apprehensions of subjects,” the watchdog found.

Most of the agents and immigration enforcement officers interviewed by the accountability office said they had been “involved in an incident in which a communications challenge jeopardized their safety.”

This often occurred when agents had to chase a suspect without the ability to call for back-up on their radios.

A common way agents address that persistent challenge is to station an officer with other agencies, such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement, so he or she can relay what is said on Border Patrol radio frequencies to other agents, a practice the watchdog deemed “an inefficient use of agency resources.”

Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., noted in a hearing Tuesday that Customs and Border Patrol has more than doubled in size since 2003.

“We have constructed more than 600 miles of new fencing, and deployed sophisticated cameras, sensors, and radars across much of our border with Mexico,” Carper said. “Today, we are deploying drones and aerostats high in the sky, as well as fixed and mobile observation towers, providing situational awareness for our agents on the ground.”

Border Patrol drones have drained $360 million from the Homeland Security budget while meeting few surveillance expectations, the Washington Examiner reported in January.

Despite the integration of new technology into patrol procedures, officials are still struggling to find communications systems — including radios — that allow its agents to communicate with officers at other federal, state and local agencies more than a decade after the 9/11 Commission highlighted the agency’s need to develop such capabilities.

Criminal activity along the southern border has also mushroomed in recent years. Transnational criminal groups such as Mexican drug cartels work to exploit border patrol’s weaknesses in their efforts to smuggle illicit substances into the U.S.

“An extensive system of scouts armed with radios, solar-powered radio repeaters, cellular phones and weapons situated on high points along drug trafficking routes are vital to the smuggling groups,” said Elizabeth Kempshall, executive director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, at the Senate hearing Tuesday.

Kempshall said such scouts allow criminal groups to keep tabs on law enforcement while shepherding their drug cargo around border patrol operations. She touted the importance of interagency cooperation in cracking down on transnational crime.

While most border patrol and immigration enforcement agents were given basic radio training, officials told the Government Accountability Office they felt more education could help them put the technology to better use.

Some agents reported receiving no training at all. Officials said they “receive intensive firearm training and must demonstrate proficiency with their firearms on a quarterly basis, yet they use their radios far more frequently than they do their firearms and are not required to demonstrate proficiency in using their radios.”

The watchdog discovered “some local managers may determine that training is not a priority.”

Installing the combination of new and refurbished radio systems across different regions along the border won’t be completed until 2016, although border patrol agents said they anticipate delays could push some upgrades back to 2018.

Go here to read the full Government Accountability Office report.

Another One Of Obama’s Precious Dreamers Just Killed Four People In NC! *(AND ALSO ONE OF OBAMA’S NEW DEMOCRATIC VOTER)*

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THE FACE OF AMERICA’S NEW VOTING BLOCK

BY DEAN JAMES

Ah yes, another wonderful Obama Dreamer… What are they dreaming of? A White Christmas? Or Jeannie? (I Dream of Jeannie the TV SHOW IN THE 60’S… never mind.) But seriously, we have people here mostly due to Obama’s ILLEGAL AMNESTY that are killing, raping, terrorizing, turning nice cities into ghettos, selling drugs to our children and stealing jobs Americans NEED!

Which brings us to this wonderful ILLEGAL D-BAG.

Meet Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez, 19. He is a mass murderer. He is allowed here because of Obama. He is a complete scumbag. He killed 4 people including “American’s Next Top Model” contestant Mirjana Puhar.

Police in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., said in a statement Wednesday that 19-year-old Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Mirjana Puhar and two other victims. The victims’ bodies were found Tuesday in a Charlotte home. Police did not reveal how they were killed.

TMZ reported Puhar was killed along with boyfriend Jonathan Alvarado, 23, and Alvarado’s roommate, Jusmar Gonzaga-Garcia, 21.

Police say Rangel-Hernandez is also charged in connection with a murder at a motel Sunday.

V. Saxena at DownTrend reports:

According to Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), Emmanuel should not even have been in the country. His parents brought him here illegally, and then he got arrested in 2012 for possession of marijuana.

But Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which basically hands out citizenship status to anchor babies, permitted the murderous illegal to stay here and wreak havoc.

“As a result of his arrest and unlawful status in the United States, Mr. Rangel-Hernandez was put into removal proceedings by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after his arrest on March 30, 2012,” the senators explained in a letter to the Department of Homeland Security.

“Subsequently, Mr. Rangel-Hernandez’s removal proceedings were dismissed on December 18, 2013 due to his approved DACA application.”

Even worse, his DACA application was approved even though “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had full knowledge that he was a known gang member.”

So to recap, because President Barack Hussein Obama feels the need to bend over backwards to illegal immigrants, a known gang member was allowed to stay in the United States and kill four upstanding U.S. citizens.

I guess he believes that the life of illegal immigrants are worth more than the lives of American citizens?

Well, we beg to differ. This scumbag needs to rot in a Mexican prison.

BREAKING: DHS Official Gave Special Favors To Hillary Clinton’s Brother

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CHUCK ROSS
Reporter
Alejandro Mayorkas, the former director of U.S. Customs and Immigration Services, favored projects championed by Nevada U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and Hillary Clinton’s brother Tony Rodham, according to an explosive new report from the Department of Homeland Security inspector’s general (IG).

The IG concluded its investigation into whether Mayorkas, now the deputy secretary at DHS, “exerted improper influence” in the adjudication of the Employee-Based Fifth Preference (EB-5), which allows aliens to invest $500,000 in U.S. companies in order to gain residency for themselves and their families.

And indeed, the IG determined that Mayorkas did improperly exert his influence, and on behalf of companies with ties to Reid, McAuliffe, and Rodham.

“Mayorkas communicated with stakeholders on substantive issues, outside of the normal adjudicatory process, and intervened with the career USCIS staff in ways that benefited the stakeholders,” the report reads, noting that in each of those cases the outcome would have been different if not for Mayorkas’ intervention.

The report also noted that more than 15 USCIS employees at all levels conveyed “the same factual scenario: certain applicants and stakeholders received preferential access to DHS leadership and preferential treatment in either the handling of their application or petition or regarding the merits of the

The IG, which began its investigations in Sept. 2012, also found that the number and variety of witnesses was “highly unusual” and characterized Mayorkas’ level of intervention as “unprecedented.”

In one case, Mayorkas intervened on behalf of GreenTech Automotive, an electric car company controlled by Gulf Coast Funds Management. McAuliffe was chairman of Gulf Coast’s board while Tony Rodham was CEO.

In an unrelated case, Rodham’s position with Gulf Coast earned him a spot on the board of a gold mining company with interests in Haiti. Rodham met the owner of that company, VCS Mining, at an event for the Clinton Global Initiative, his sister’s charity.

The IG report shows that Mayorkas became involved in the Gulf Coast’s application in July 2010. He opposed USCIS employees’ decision to deny the company’s EB-5 visa applications, though staffers felt that the GreenTech project fell outside of the scope of the program and that it was “really not so good of a project.”

But McAuliffe pushed for EB-5 and continuously called and met with Mayorkas on the matter. According to the IG report, after Gulf Coast’s application was initially denied, Mayorkas took a deep and special interest in the project, telling staff that he would personally oversee it. During one meeting, he shocked staffers by saying that he would take materials related to the application home so that he could work on the case.

Many USCIS staff believed that Mayorkas’ interest in the project indicated that Gulf Coast was “wired in” to the agency.

In early 2013, Mayorkas backed off of his hands-on involvement with the application. But it was understood within the agency that he still hoped to see its application approved. On Jan. 29, 2013, Rodham sent Mayorkas sent an email regarded processing delays. Mayorkas forwarded the email to staff with a “high importance” designation, according to the inspector general.

Gulf Coast’s fourth amendment for application was approved in Feb. 2014.