Obama Immigration Fallout: Illegal Families Failing To Report For Follow-Ups

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By Joseph R. Carducci
September 26, 2014

Amazing how the liberals who have been so much in favor of supporting the idiotic immigration policies of our feckless immigrant in chief failed to see this as a real possibility. We are now beginning to see credible reports that many of those illegal immigrants who crossed the border with their families have failed to report to ICE officials in order to have their cases processed legally. What a huge surprise.

Families Not Showing Up For Follow-Ups

According to an official with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, nearly 70 percent of illegal immigrant families have never showed up for their follow-up appointments. These are folks for whom Obama has already chosen to ignore actual immigration law and released into the United States. Of course, they have to ‘promise’ to return for follow-up appointments in order for their cases to be processed.

Given the data obtained by the Associated Press on this matter, it would seem that approximately 41,000 illegal immigrant family members were released into the US and then subsequently failed to appear. Part of the problem is due to the fact that there are limited housing and detention facilities which can hold illegals. Although ICE won’t give solid information on the numbers of illegals who have failed to appear, they did say final deportation had been ordered for at least 860 people who were caught at the border since May. They also said that of those, only 14 had reported as ordered.

There have actually been more than 66,000 immigrants traveling as families (generally mothers and younger children) apprehended at the southern border since October. More than 90 percent of this total are from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala…and can’t be repatriated immediately. They are ordered to report within 15 days to their nearest ICE office and then released into the USA.

Democrats, Obama Avoid Issue

This must be quite embarrassing to the White House and the Homeland Security Department. Reports also indicate they have dodged answering this question (as to how many immigrants have been released into the country) at least seven times over the last two weeks. Typical excuses ranged from saying they either didn’t know those figures or that they weren’t immediately available or on hand. Maybe this is why many Democrats don’t think it’s their duty to protect the border.

Sure. We all know just how truly transparent and trustworthy the Obama Regime has been on such issues.

Another excuse being used to justify all of this illegal releasing of immigrants into the United States is the lack of housing and detention facilities. Obviously, splitting families is not what we want to accomplish and there are only three separate places capable of housing families together. There is a temporary detention center in Artesia, New Mexico and another immigration jail in Texas is being converted (will house about 530 people). Another facility is also going to be opening in Texas later this year.

Obama’s Policies Creating Problems, Raising Costs

Once again, we are seeing the effects of the senseless immigration policies Obama has been pursuing. Leaving the borders open and then even choosing to ignore current laws tend to have the effect of encouraging more illegals to come. If we are going to simply release them, why should they come and report to ICE officials…did anyone really think that just because we make them ‘promise,’ they would return? Plus, while the illegals are here, it is getting quite expensive to educate the kids.

What do YOU think about all this? Simply more expected fallout from Obama’s ill-conceived immigration policies? Or is all of this surprising? What can be done to fix the situation now?

​Illegal, but fit to serve: Pentagon to recruit undocumented immigrants

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The Pentagon is to start recruiting undocumented immigrants who came into the US as minors and possess valuable skills like speaking Persian and Chinese. The program offering the opportunity is capped at 1,500 recruits per year.

The new policy revealed by the DoD on Thursday expands the existing pilot program called Military Accessions Vital to National Interest, or MAVNI. It has been tried since 2008, offering positions in the US armed forces to foreigners living in America legally as refugees or under a temporary visa.

Starting next fiscal year, MAVNI will also apply to illegal residents who came to US with their parents before age 16, reports the Military Times. The potential recruits would be selected from those eligible for the 2012 Obama administration policy known as Deferred Action for Child Arrivals, or DACA. Getting a DACA illegal immigrant status involves a background check by the Homeland Security Department.

The Pentagon recruits some 5,000 foreigners each year, most of them ‘green card’ holders. The MAVNI program may account for up to 1,500 recruits annually, although the military services are not required to accept them. In practice the Army has been the only service to accept a significant number, while the Navy and Marine Corps are not seeking applicants under it.

A recruit must meet higher-than-usual standards and have certain skills valued by the US military to get a position. Those include medical training and language expertise. Speakers of Arabic, Chinese, Pushtu, Korean, Russian, Urdu, Hindi and Hungarian are among those in demand.

The expansion of the program to illegal residents adds between 1.2 million and 2.1 million children, teenagers and young adults to the potential talent pool. The recruits would be offered an expedited path to US citizenship as an extra incentive to serve.

But some Pentagon officials have doubt over the number of recruits who would actually qualify for the MAVNI program.

“We’re just not sure how many within that existing population of DACA would have the linguistic skills to qualify,” said one defense official familiar with the policy change. “These are kids who entered the country at a fairly young age and have basically grown up in the United States, so the limit of their language talents would probably be the language that they received at home.”

The Pentagon’s move is part of a wider effort by the Obama administration to ease pressure on immigrants and integrate them into American society. It comes amid frustration in the White House with the failure of Congress to pass a substantial immigration reform.

Worse than Heartbleed: ‘Shellshock’ Bash bug threatens millions of computer systems worldwide

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A vulnerability has been discovered within the widely used Bash software included on Linux and Mac operating systems, raising concerns about an exploit that some experts say stands to be more damaging than the Heartbleed bug identified earlier this year.

Researchers revealed on Wednesday this week that a bug has been spotted in Bash — a command-line shell developed in the 1980s and common to Linux and Unix systems — the likes of which may allow attackers to target computers and, if successful, run malicious codes that could let them take control of entire servers pertaining to potentially millions of machines.

But while the so-called Heartbleed bug found in April allowed hackers to spy on vulnerable systems due to a previously undiscovered flaw in the open-source encryption software called OpenSSL, security experts say already that the Bash exploit — being referred to as “Shellshock”— is more severe because exploiting it could allow attackers to seize systems that are vulnerable by running unauthorized code that, in a worst case scenario, gives them full privileges on the plundered machine.

“The method of exploiting this issue is also far simpler,” Dan Guido, the chief executive of a cybersecurity firm Trail of Bits, told Reuters on Wednesday this week of the differences. “You can just cut and paste a line of code and get good results.”

After discovery of Shellshock was identified by researcher Stephane Schazelas on Wednesday, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, or US-CERT, acknowledged the severity of the issue by releasing a statement warning that “exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on an affected system.”
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“In other words, it allows the user to type commands into a simple text-based window, which the operating system will then run,” security company Symantec said in a warning on Thursday.

“Using this vulnerability, attackers can potentially take over the operating system, access confidential information, make changes, et cetera,” Tod Beardsley, an engineering manager at cybersecurity firm Rapid7, added to Reuters. “Anybody with systems using Bash needs to deploy the patch immediately.”

On the government’s official CERT website, a statement tells visitors to read a Wednesday blog post on the website of security company Red Hat where researchers said patching the exploit was a “critical priority” and, given the “pervasive use of the Bash shell,” should be acknowledged by everyone as a serious vulnerability. Separately, the National Vulnerability Database — a group sponsored by the US Department of Homeland Security, CERT and the National Institute of Standards and Technology — gave the bug a rating of “10” in terms of severity, its highest.

Among those who say Shellshock poses a bigger risk than Heartbleed is Robert Graham, a computer expert at co-founder of Errata Security, who tweeted this week that “enough systems are vulnerable for this to be a real concern.”

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“Luckily, since bash is open-source, this bug was quickly found before it became widely deployed,” Graham tweeted, but with the caveat: “This ‘bash’ bug is probably a bigger deal than Heartbleed.”

Indeed, a preliminary scan conducted by Graham this week discovered no fewer than 3,000 vulnerable systems. “Consequently,” he wrote, “…this thing is clearly wormable, and can easily worm past firewalls and infect lots of systems. One key question is whether Mac OS X and iPhone DHCP service is vulnerable — once the worm gets behind a firewall and runs a hostile DHCP server, that would ‘game over’ for large networks.”

Patches have since been released that are intended to prevent attacks from exploiting the Bash bug, but the Red Hat security blog said on Thursday that attempts to fix the glitch have so far been incomplete.

Dem Rep: 40 American ISIL Fighters Have Already Returned to the United States

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BY: Adam Kredo
September 19, 2014 9:35 am

Rep. Tim Bishop (D., N.Y.) warned during a recent speech that up to 40 radicalized U.S. citizens who have fought alongside the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL or ISIS) have already returned to the United States, where they could pose a terrorist threat.

Bishop claims that of the 100 or so Americans who have traveled to the Middle East to join ISIL’s ranks, some 40 have returned and are currently being surveilled by the FBI, according to his remarks, which were filmed and uploaded to YouTube last week.

“One of the concerns is the number of U.S. citizens who have left our country to go join up with ISIS,” Bishop said during the speech. “It is believed there have been some number up to 100 that have done that.”

“It is also believed that some 40 of those who left this country to join up with ISIS have now returned to our country,” Bishop said, eliciting shocked responses from some in the crowd.

These 40 individuals, Bishop said, “are under FBI attention and surveillance. So they are known and being tracked by the FBI.”

Lawmakers have warned that radicalized ISIL fighters could clandestinely enter the United States through the porous southern border.

U.S. officials with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other security agencies have said that while the southern border poses a risk, they are more concerned about lone wolf attacks in which an isolated radicalized individual with sympathy to ISIL carries out a solo terror attack.

Bishop said that while ISIL poses and extreme threat, it is not yet capable of attacking the United States, though that could change as the group grows in strength and resources.

“It is a very, very complex and very, very dangerous threat and I think the plan that the president outlined the other night [in his national speech] is a good plan,” Bishop maintained.

President Obama “is correct to recognize the threat, and it clearly is a threat to the stability of the Middle East, a region that is already remarkably unstable,” Bishop said.

“It is not yet a threat to the homeland, but there is a concern that it could metastasize in such a way that it could become a threat to the homeland,” Bishop said, echoing concerns expressed by lawmakers on both sides of the isle.

“But at the present time, the intelligence is ISIS does not present a threat to the homeland, although that is not something that will remain static going out into the future,” Bishop said, describing the regional upheaval as “more of a political conflict in the Arab world then a sectarian conflict” between Muslims.

DHS has said that while there is no evidence of a direct threat by ISIL to the United States, it is aware that the group’s affiliates have been discussing the possibility of crossing the southern border.

“There have been Twitter, social media exchanges among ISIL adherents across the globe speaking about that as a possibility,” Francis Taylor, under secretary for intelligence and analysis at DHS, told senators during a recent hearing.

Other U.S. officials also have discussed the possibility of an ISIL adherent carrying out an attack on the United States.

“We remain mindful of the possibility that an ISIL-sympathizer—perhaps motivated by online propaganda—could conduct a limited, self-directed attack here at home with no warning,” Matthew Olsen, director of the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center, said in a speech earlier this month.

“We have seen ISIL use a range of media to tout its military capabilities, executions of captured soldiers, and consecutive battlefield victories,” Olsen said. “More recently, the group’s supporters have sustained this momentum on social media by encouraging attacks in the U.S. and against U.S. interests in retaliation for our airstrikes. ISIL has used this propaganda campaign to draw foreign fighters to the group, including many from Western countries.”

474 Illegals From Terrorism-Linked Countries Apprehended in 2014 Alone

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(Breitbart) – U.S. Border Patrol agents have apprehended at least 474 aliens from terrorism-linked countries attempting to sneak into the country illegally this year alone, according to a leaked document obtained by Breitbart Texas.

According to the document from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Intelligence and Investigative Liaison, of the 474 aliens, 76 are from terrorism-linked nations located in and around the jihadist Islamic State’s area of operation — Turkey (41), Saudi Arabia (13), Syria (7), Jordan (7), Iraq (4),Iran (3), and J Kuwait (1).

The Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL, controls areas inside Syria and Iraq, both countries are bordered by Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, Kuwait and Jordan.

Illegals from terrorism-linked countries apprehended by Border Patrol agents are referred to as Special Interest Aliens (SIAs) in the CBP intelligence document.

SIAs are individuals whose native country is found on a list of 35 nations described in a November 2004 CBP memo as “special interest countries.”

A 2011 audit by the DHS inspector general, which originally included a similar list that was later taken down, described special interest countries as those “that have shown a tendency to promote, produce, or protect terrorist organizations or their members.”

CBP refused to respond to numerous requests for comment on this story.

On September 14, CNN, citing an ISIS recruit, revealed that the extremist group is recruiting foreign fighters from Somalia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and Lebanon, among other countries.

Those nations are found on the list of terrorism-linked countries compiled by CBP.

Among the 474 SIAs apprehended so far in 2014 alone are 34 from countries identified in the CNN report, including: Somalia (4), Turkmenistan (1), Uzbekistan (10), Egypt (13), Tunisia (1), and Lebanon (5).

The CBP intelligence document contains SIA arrest figures from the beginning of fiscal 2009 through July 20, 2014.

During that period, nearly 3,000 SIAs were apprehended by border agents for trying to sneak into the U.S. illegally.

Among the 474 special interest aliens arrested in 2014 are individuals from Pakistan (28), Yemen (4), and Afghanistan (2). Most, 266, are from Bangladesh.

The SIA apprehension figures mentioned in this story cover illegals attempting to enter the country in between official ports of entry at or near the Southwest, Northern, and Coastal U.S. borders.

In the leaked document, the apprehensions are not broken down by border area. Historically, however, Border Patrol apprehensions along the U.S.-Mexico border far outnumber those taking place elsewhere.

Human smuggling routes from Syria into the U.S. go through South America, Central America, and the Caribbean before reaching Mexico, the document shows.

Syrian human smugglers reportedly use the U.S.-Mexico border to enter America.

The CBP intelligence office predicts that the 474 SIA apprehensions so far this year will grow to 560 by September 30, the end of fiscal 2014.

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, under questioning by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) during a House panel hearing yesterday, was unable to articulate whether or not known or suspected terrorists have been apprehended trying to enter the United States illegally.

SIA apprehensions included in the intelligence document peaked at 647 in 2010, then dropped to 328 in 2012. A 70 percent increase is expected between 2012 and the end of 2014 when apprehensions are projected to reach an estimated 560.

At the hearing yesterday, Rep. Chaffetz said that four individuals with ties to known terrorist organizations in the Middle East were apprehended in Texas on September 10.

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah): Four Terrorists Captured on US Border on September 10 – Day Before 9-11 (Video)

by Duane Lester

The only surprising part of this story? They were caught:

Rep. Chaffetz told Megyn Kelly there were four terrorists arrested crossing the US border in Texas on September 10.

“There were actually four individuals trying to cross through the Texas border, who were apprehended at two different stations, that do have ties to known terrorist organizations in the Middle East.”

They’re here. There’s more than four already in the country.

You know this. I know this. It’s the Obama administration that doesn’t, or doesn’t want to admit it for political reasons.

Breitbart has more:

During a House Homeland Security Committee hearing today focused on worldwide threats to America, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), asked DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson whether he is “aware of any apprehensions of suspected or known terrorists” who have attempted to enter the U.S. illegally during his tenure as homeland security chief. Johnson was sworn inas the fourth DHS secretary on December 23, 2013.

Rep. Chaffetz, who serves on the homeland security panel’s Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, clarified that he was referring to whether known terrorists, suspected terrorists, or individuals with ties to terrorist organizations have been arrested trying to come into the country illegally.

“Sitting here right now, no specific case comes to mind,” responded Johnson. “That doesn’t mean there is none.”

If we had an honest media, this would be on more than Fox.

We don’t, sadly.

BREAKING: Four Terrorists Were Captured on U.S. Border on Sept. 10 – The Day Before 9/11

Congressman Jason Chaffetz broke this stunning news Wednesday that four known terrorists were apprehended at the US border in Texas on September 10 – the day before the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Chaffetz questioned Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on whether he is “aware of any apprehensions of suspected or known terrorists.”
Johnson dodged the question.

Rep. Chaffetz told Megyn Kelly there were four terrorists arrested crossing the US border in Texas on September 10.


“There were actually four individuals trying to cross through the Texas border, who were apprehended at two different stations, that do have ties to known terrorist organizations in the Middle East.”

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At press time, Chaffetz’ staff were unable to confirm to Top Right News what nation from which these terrorists had originated, but noted that DHS had confirmed to Congressional intelligence members last week that ISIS is planning an infiltration of our Southern border.