We know Obama isn’t serious. He claims it all the time, but then his ACTIONS always speak louder than his words. “Outraged” “Serious” “Something must be done.”
However, we know when it comes to immigration “reform” that the real goal is letting future voters- and tax payers/low income workers into the nation without restraint. ( I personally support a robust guest worker program with all the bells and whistles of backgrounds, limited time in country, paying taxes, no free programs.)
The gritty Mediterranean port, France’s second-largest city, was appointed the “cultural capital of Europe,” a rotating European Union honor. City fathers launched beautification projects, created new tourism attractions and invited people from around the world to visit. A splendid stone esplanade was laid around the Old Port, peppered with novel sculpture, and a high-tech historical museum went up next to City Hall.
How did that work out?
The eruption has refocused attention on Marseille’s long-standing reputation as a European drug-smuggling hub, a place where entire neighborhoods have slipped away from police control and fallen under the command of gangsters who earn millions importing and selling North African hashish and settle turf disputes with AK-47 assault rifles.
“Marseille is sick with its violence,” Interior Minister Manuel Valls said.
Mark Steyn has done great work in this area documenting the Western world’s suicidal actions. As we watch Paris burn, murders of non-Muslims by Muslims in other nations we insist on allowing in people who have bad intentions for our nation. Just ask them.
Obama and his administration are complicit in this effort. Like I said, actions speak louder than words and here is just another example of his lack of seriousness.
President Obama is encouraging Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to slack off on the job, former border cops tell National Review Online.
Some ICE officials think the Obama administration has intentionally neglected to give them orders to support efforts to resolve the crisis on America’s southwestern border, says Ronald Colburn, former national deputy chief of the U.S. Border Patrol. As a result, the wave of unaccompanied children from Central America is unfolding while ICE officials cool their heels.
“They’re sitting still at their desks — reading newspapers, playing video games on their government computers — because they’re not being tasked with work, and they feel like it’s coming all the way down from the top,” Colburn tells NRO. “These are guys that do want to go out more, but basically they’re not.” Colburn says some ICE agents go work out at the gym for four hours each day because they have little work to do. Meanwhile, he says, the Obama administration continues to “strangle” Border Patrol agents who must process and handle the latest flood of Central Americans rather than stand guard at the border.
Border Patrol agents are often referred to as “catchers” because they are tasked with apprehending and processing illegal aliens crossing the border. ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations officers are dubbed “removers” because of their added responsibility of deporting illegal aliens.
Dave Stoddard, executive vice president of the Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council and a retired Border Patrol agent with several decades of experience on America’s borders, tells National Review Online that ICE agents have voiced their complaints with him about how little work they have to do. “These ICE officers are sitting, in some cases, in brand new offices, brand-new furniture and the telephone that never rings, and brand-new cars with no place to go,” Stoddard says. “They’re on the payroll and they need to entertain themselves or occupy themselves some way or other.” Stoddard says some officers review law books while others choose to hone their skills at the shooting range because of the light workload.
Now, as we all know, the federal government is segmented by little fiefdoms, each having their mission statement and protecting it turf ferociously. (Something the DHS were supposed to end. That’s a whole other story.) But as we see this legitimate crisis unfold you would think a serious President, one that rewrites laws and policies on a whim, would be able to pick up a phone and get every hand on deck to keep the ship from sinking.
If they just can’t find their way to send the agents to the border, maybe they can send them out to find these people.
The youths were among 20 from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala who were set to appear in federal immigration court Tuesday for initial deportation hearings. But they weren’t there — 18 of the children whose cases were set to be heard didn’t show up Tuesday for court.
It was an absentee rate that federal Immigration Judge Michael Baird said was “highly unusual,” so high that he reset the hearings for Aug. 11 rather than possibly issuing a deportation order.
Baird said he was concerned that the children may not have received proper notice of the hearings from the government. Attorney Lynn Javier, with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, agreed that it was “prudent” to reset the hearings.
The children are among about 100,000 juveniles who have entered the U.S. without a parent in the last two fiscal years, according to Homeland Security. None of the children set to appear on Tuesday had an attorney, a swelling reality that inspired Dallas Catholic Bishop Kevin Farrell on Monday to appeal to attorneys to step up to provide free services.
The judge’s decision drew praise from local immigration lawyers. Paul Zoltan, an immigration attorney in Dallas, called the decision “classy,” saying the children would have time to get attorneys and any mailing errors could be corrected.
“It gives the kids another chance,” he said.
In general, 46 percent of juveniles don’t show up for their immigration court hearings, according to Capitol Hill testimony recently from Juan Osuna, who directs the Justice Department’s immigration courts. The Executive Office of Immigration Review faces a backlog of 375,000 cases and was ordered a few weeks ago to make unaccompanied juveniles the top priority.
The high number of no-shows Tuesday raised questions about whether the children had enough time to prepare for the hearings or whether they and their families made calculated risks not to appear in court.
I hope when the talking heads start repeating the percentages on how many didn’t show up, they add in these numbers- the number who didn’t show up at all PLUS the number who are allowed to stay by the judges, who don’t want the illegals to go back.
ICE’s job is to find people who are in the country not following the law. I think I just found a bunch here who qualify. Pick up the papers from the court, go find the subjects, take them into custody and put them in front of the judge. Let the world see we are serious and they would abide by our laws.
Or we’re France.