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Refresher Course: White House Promise of Immigration ‘Background Checks’

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November 20, 2014, Michelle Malkin writes: You will hear over and over again tonight from President Obama — and repeated ad nauseum by the gullible, open-borders media — that only illegal aliens who pass “background checks” will be eligible for the massive new administrative amnesty.

Two words: Bull. Crap.

For the past two decades, I’ve reported on the systematic sabotage and incorrigible incompetence of the federal government when it comes to immigration background checks. Instead of instituting a moratorium and fixing enforcement of the current system, both political parties have piled on and exacerbated the problem with endless new amnesties that overwhelm the homeland security infrastructure.

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Obama’s DHS abandoned criminal background checks wholesale for DACA/”Dreamers” after promising they would be vetted.

Flashback 2013:

Judicial Watch announced today that documents obtained recently through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request show that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCISabandoned required background checks late last year, adopting, instead, costly “lean and lite” procedures in effort to broken-meter--numbers_19-96788keep up with the flood of amnesty applications spurred by President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) directive, which grants illegal aliens a two-year deferment from deportation.

Acting on a tip from a whistleblower at a federal law enforcement agency, Judicial Watch filed a FOIA request with DHS, for “all communications, memoranda, emails, policy guidance, directives, initiatives, and any other correspondence respecting the scope and extent of background checks to be performed (or not) on aliens applying to the Obama administration’s DACA program.” The FOIA was filed on October 26, 2012. The Immigration and National Security Act (INA) mandates a “coordinated, uniform, and efficient,” system of background checks. Instead, the FOIA documents reveal a costly, haphazard process, with only cursory review for the backgrounds of illegal aliens seeking “deferred status.” Document highlights include:

In a series of agency memos beginning in September 14, 2012, field offices were told to expect the National Benefits Center (which collects all DACA applications) to conduct only “lean & lite” background checks on illegal alien applicants, and that, henceforth, “NBC will not perform full TECS checks or any evidence review on these cases before we ship to the field.” An October 14 memo reiterated that under the new “lean and lite” policy, “Hits will be sent to the field without resolution.” On October 25, the St. Paul Field Director conceded to staffers that the new “lean & lite” procedures were for an indefinite period of time, saying, “I just can’t tell you when things will revert back to the way they used to be.”…(read more)

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And here’s my 2008 refresher on the long pattern of throwing background checks out the window for bipartisan open-borders expedience. Washington never learns:

McClatchy reporter James Asher has a new piece out detailing how DHS is clearing massive application backlogs by skipping the background checks.Before we get into the meat of that story, let me refresh your memories about a few michelle-malkin-bookthings.

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During the shamnesty debacle, we were told to shut up about our national security concerns because McCain and company were going to guarantee that all illegal alien guest-workers would get thorough background checks. We were told to calm down about the proposal because there was nothing to worry about. But the background check process was a fraud.(read more)

In 2003, an INS center in Laguna Niguel solved the massive backlog problem by putting tens of thousands of applications through a shredder. Read the rest of this entry »

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Black Panther Leader Indicted On Federal Gun Charges

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Chuck Ross reports: Members of the militant New Black Panther Party have been arrested and charged with making straw purchases of two handguns and are believed to have conspired to detonate pipe bombs during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, according to several reports.

“The wicked enemies of black people use lies and deceit to confuse the masses and misdirect the legitimate aspirations of the black power movement.” 

– Chawn Kweli, national chief of staff for the New Black Panther Party

Brandon Baldwin, who goes by the name Brandon Muhammad, and Olajuwon Davis, who goes by Olajuwon Ali, were indicted on Wednesday for making false statements in order to purchase two .45 ACP pistols at a Cabela’s in Hazelwood, just outside of Ferguson, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Ali is the chairman of the St. Louis chapter of the New Black Panther Party.

NBC News reported that Ali and Muhammad are also suspected of trying to acquire pipe bombs that they planned to detonate in the event of a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision to refuse to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michel Brown.

According to NBC, two sources said that federal investigators caught wind of Ali’s and Muhammad’s plan and put them under surveillance.

“We wanted to see where this might go,” an official told NBC.

The gun charge is the only one pending against the pair of Panthers, though NBC reported that other charges are pending. Read the rest of this entry »


No, ‘Prosecutorial Discretion’ Does Not Justify Obama’s Lawless Amnesty

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Obama’s planned action perverts the meaning of the legal doctrine

Andrew C. McCarthy writes: 

“As you listen to the president try to explain himself tonight, you are going to hear a lot about how his plan is just a sensible exercise of prosecutorial discretion — how he is just using the sparse resources Congress gives him to enforce the law in more efficient ways. It will sound unobjectionable — even appealing.

But understand, it will be lawless and an invitation to waves of law-breaking. Obama is not merely prioritizing crimes; he is equating his non-enforcement of congressional statutes with the repeal of those statutes. He is not merely ignoring some lawbreakers so he can pursue others; he is declaring that categories of non-Americans of Obama’s unilateral choosing have a right to break our laws and be rewarded for it.”

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Report: EPA Paid Employees $1 Million While They Were On Leave… Sometimes For Years

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Michael Bastasch reports: Want to earn money while on vacation? Go work for the Environmental Protection Agency, which paid eight employees more than $1 million while they were on administrative leave, in some cases for years, according to a government watchdog report.

EPA claimed that John Beale’s fraud was an anomaly, but EPA has allowed a number of employees to waste millions of taxpayer dollars in the last few years through lax internal controls and substandard management.”

The EPA’s inspector general found that “eight employees totaled 20,926 hours and cost the government an estimated $1,096,868” while on paid leave. Each employee “was on extended administrative leave for four or more months,” the IG reported, adding that “four of the eight employees” were on leave for more than a year.

[Also see - EPA Employees Not Fired For Watching Pornography, Stealing Money]

Not only that, the employees who took huge amounts of leave time also got automatic raises — despite their being paid to do no work.

“The EPA’s major time and attendance issues and management failures are no longer surprising, just pathetic. Reforming their policy will be top of our agenda with the new conservative majority.”

– Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter

The EPA IG’s report comes after an October 2014 Government Accountability Office report that estimated the “salary cost for EPA employees on administrative leave for fiscal years (FYs) 2011 through 2013 was $17,550,100.” GAO found that 69 EPA employees used a month or more of administrative leave — 50 of these employees were on leave for more than three months and two were on leave for over a year. These 69 agency employees took 4,711 days of leave from 2011 to 2013. Read the rest of this entry »


Japanese woman arrested over poisoning late husband, suspected in deaths of half dozen previous partners

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TOKYO — Japanese police arrested a 67-year-old woman whom they suspect poisoned her husband late last year, one of about half a dozen former husbands or partners of the woman who have died.

She has denied involvement in the deaths.

Kyoto prefectural police arrested Chisako Kakehi on Wednesday after cyanide was found in the body of her 75-year-old husband, according to Japanese media reports. They were married one month before he died in December 2013, the reports said.

Kyodo news service said that Kakehi had married four times, and that several partners had died within a few years of marrying her or starting relationships with her.

Kakehi is believed to have inherited more than 100-million yen ($960,000 Cdn.) in assets from the deaths, according to The Japan Times.

Cyanide has also been found in the blood of a 71-year-old partner who fell while riding a minibike in 2012, Kyodo…

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WH Mass Pardon for Identity Thieves

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“Good news for deferred action applicants: If you used a false Social Security card, you need not reveal the number on your deferred action application forms.”

Michelle Malkin writes: President Obama is poised to show his “compassion” this week by granting work cards to an estimated five million illegal immigrants through an imperial executive order. As for the vast, untold number of law-abiding citizens whose identities have been stolen by foreign law-breakers, two words: Tough luck.Social Security card fraudsters have made out like bandits thanks to the White House. Their victims are about to get kicked in the teeth again.

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Two years ago, when Obama launched his first administrative amnesty known as “DACA” (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), the White House gave aid and comfort to illegal alien applicants who were concerned that their previous felony identity theft and fraud crimes would preclude them from the new non-deportation benefits. The Department of Homeland (In)security made clear that illegal workers who wanted coveted employment documents would not have to disclose to the feds whether they used stolen Social Security numbers.

“Children are prime targets. In Arizona, it is estimated that over one million children are victims of identity theft. In Utah, 1,626 companies were found to be paying wages to the SSNs of children on public assistance under the age of 13. These individuals suffer very real and very serious consequences in their lives.”

– Center for Immigration Studies

Center for Immigration Studies analyst Jon Feere reported at the time that ethnic lobbyists and open-borders businesses lobbied the Obama administration hard “to keep American victims of ID theft in the dark while shielding unscrupulous businesses from enforcement.” As an Obama official told The New York Times, DHS employees are “not interested in using this as a way to identify one-off cases where some individual may have violated some federal law in an employment relationship.”

Translation: See no identity theft. Hear no identity theft. Speak no identity theft. Read the rest of this entry »


NY Daily News Nov 19 2014: ‘BUTCHERED’

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The New York Daily News has placed the Jerusalem massacre on it’s front page early this morning

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Teacher in Fullerton Arrested for Alleged Relationship With 14-Year-Old

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A teacher at Parks Junior High School in Fullerton was arrested Thursday for allegedly having a relationship with a 14-year-old boy.

Shauna Sims was booked at Brea City Jail on a charge of lewd acts with a 14-year-old and released after posting a $50,000 bond. Read the rest of this entry »


NYC Jewel Heist: Police Manhunt Continues

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Two men made off with more than $500,000 in jewelry and watches from a store in Manhattan’s Diamond District, authorities said

Pervaiz Shallwani reports: New York City police were following leads on Wednesday as they continued to hunt for two men following Tuesday’s armed daylight robbery of a luxury watch store in Manhattan’s Diamond District, fleeing with more than $500,000 in jewelry and watches, authorities said.

“…the gunman placed two manila envelopes on the counter before pulling out a silver handgun and announced a robbery…”

Detectives have determined from surveillance footage that they men fled west on 47th Street toward Sixth Avenue and have recovered video that shows one man enter a subway station at the corner of 47th Street and Sixth Avenue and go through a turnstile, a law-enforcement official said.

The two men entered the building and made their way to Suite 803. The gunman, well-dressed in a black trench coat, button down shirt and dark tie rang the buzzer and was let inside after announcing, “I have a message for Danny,” the official said. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Muslim Youths Shooting Rocket Fireworks at Cops in Bow, East London

A group of young Muslims launching rocket fireworks at police in Bow, East London. The video was distributed on Facebook by members of the public that were concerned it did not appear in the mainstream media.

 -  Brietbart.com


Police: Halo Video Game Executive Victim of Hoax that sent SWAT Team to His Home

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The 4 a.m. 911 call appeared as if it came from within the executive’s suburban residence. Police dispatched a helicopter overhead, and surrounded the house.

Washington state local police said an executive for video game maker Bungie was the victim Thursday of a hoax by a caller who claimed he had an assault rifle and was holding the family hostage.

“He wanted $20,000 to release the family,” Nathan Elledge, chief of the Sammamish Police Department, told local media.

“He seemed very confused at what was going on.”

– King County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jason Houck

The 4am call appeared as if it came from within the executive’s suburban residence, police said. They dispatched a helicopter overhead. Police surrounded the residence of the executive of the Bellevue-based game maker whose identity was not released. A SWAT team was on the ready, police said.

About an hour into the incident, police said the executive finally came out of the suburban house in his bathrobe—the victim of a swatting hoax. Read the rest of this entry »


A Record-High Number of Americans Say Guns Make Homes Safer


Document Dump: Attorney General Eric Holder Releases ‘Fast and Furious’ Documents That Got Him Cited for Contempt

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In an “election eve dump,” as House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa put it, DOJ handed over 64,280 pages of documents, a release that is still only a partial fulfillment of the committee’s request.

“This production is nonetheless a victory for the legislative branch, a victory for transparency, and a victory for efforts to check Executive Branch power.”

– House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa

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At The CornerJoel Gehrke writes:

Justice Department officials provided House investigators with thousands of documents related to Operation Fast and Furious that President Obama had previously claimed were exempt from congressional review.holder-enforcer

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In an “election eve dump,” as House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) put it, DOJ handed over 64,280 pages of documents, a release that is still only a partial fulfillment of the committee’s request.

“Since these pages still do not represent the entire universe of the documents the House of Representatives is seeking related to the Justice Department’s cover-up of the botched gun-walking scandal that contributed to the death of a Border Patrol agent, our court case will continue.”

– Darrell Issa

DOJ handed over the documents pursuant to a court order. Read the rest of this entry »


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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Arrested in Thailand

Originally posted on Variety:

Fredrik Neij, one of the founders of the file-sharing site The Pirate Bay who was convicted of abetting massive copyright infringement on the site, was arrested in Thailand as he was crossing into the country from Laos, according to local media and the Associated Press.

Along with the other founders of the site, Neij was convicted in 2009 by a court in Sweden but later fled.

According to the AP, Neij was arrested on Monday by immigration police at a checkpoint along the border with Laos. A Thai police official told the AP that U.S. studios hired a Thai lawyer to try to track Neij down, but that a photo had been given to authorities in the province of Nong Khai.

Local media reported that Neij had lived in Laos but often crossed over the border to visit and shop.

Neij, 36, now faces extradition to Sweden. He was arrested…

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Fraud Watch: Voting Machines Malfunctioning in Several Precincts

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 LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Malfunctioning voting machines are causing issues for voters in several Virginia precincts, the Republican Party of Virginia says.

RPV wrote a letter to the Virginia Department of Elections this morning stating there were problems with some of the electronic voting touch screens in at least four different Congressional Districts.APPROVED-non-stop-panic

“Voters have difficulty selecting the candidate of their choice using the touch screen because the screen’s touch sensor is not properly aligned with the text that appears on the screen.”

– RPV spokesman said in the letter.

A video link included in the letter shows a machine malfunction when someone tries to select the Republican candidate on the ballot:

For more about the precincts where RPV says the issue is happening…(read more)

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SMIDGEN REPORT: Memo Reveals Senator Jeanne Shaheen Conspired With Lois Lerner

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The memo, obtained by The DC, briefed Jeanne Shaheen about a coordinated IRS-Treasury Department plot to target political activity by nonprofit 501(c)(4) groups. The plot was operating out of Lois Lerner’s Tax Exempt Government Entities Division. 

Patrick Howley reports: Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen was principally involved in a plot with Lois Lerner and President Barack Obama’s political appointee at the IRS to lead a program of harassment against conservative nonprofit groups during the 2012 election, according to letters exclusively obtained by The Daily Caller.

“Shaheen got the inside info from the IRS, making it clear she was the point person in a group composed of six close Democratic colleagues…who joined with Shaheen in quietly writing a letter to then-IRS commissioner Doug Shulman expressing their concern about new nonprofit groups engaging in political activity…”

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) did not want to publicly release 2012 correspondences exchanged between the IRS and Jeanne Shaheen at her personal Washington office: the agency delayed releasing the information to a major O-SMDGE-CONDENSEDconservative super PAC multiple times, even threatening to see the super PAC in court, according to emails.

“I hope this information is helpful. I am sending a similar response to your colleagues. If you have questions, please contact me or have your staff contact Cathy Barre…”

“The IRS is aware of the current public interest in this issue,” IRS chief counsel William J. Wilkins, a White House visitor described by insiders as “The President’s Man at the IRS,” personally wrote in a lerner-mrchand-stamped memo to “Senator Shaheen” on official Department of the Treasury letterhead on April 25, 2012.

The memo, obtained by The DC, briefed the Democratic senator about a coordinated IRS-Treasury Department plot to target political activity by nonprofit 501(c)(4) groups. The plot was operating out of Lois Lerner’s Tax Exempt Government Entities Division.

“These regulations have been in place since 1959,” Wilkins wrote. “We will consider proposed changes in this area as we work with Tax-Exempt and Government Entities and the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy to identify tax issues that should be addressed” in designing new regulations and “guidance.” Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Voter Fraud: Fast, Free, and Fun

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fundAnother James O’Keefe John Fund update: …A Pew Center on the States study in 2012 found that one out of eight voter registrations is inaccurate, out-of-date, or a duplicate. Some 2.8 million people are registered in two or more states, and 1.8 million registered voters are dead.

So O’Keefe decided to take some of the 700,000 “inactive” voters the Voting Integrity Project says are on the rolls in North Carolina, the site of one of the nation’s most hotly contested Senate races, and see just how easy it would be to obtain a ballot in their name. Sadly, it was child’s play as his video demonstrates….(read more)

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UPDATE: Campaign Manager Greg Amick Caught in O’Keefe Video Resigns

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“It is unfortunate that a social media virus has added noise and sometimes confusion to an election in our community.”

– Rob Brisley, in a statement

From John Fund, via The Corner:

Guerrilla filmmaker James O’Keefe has prompted investigations into political operatives he caught on camera advising non-citizens they could vote. The North Carolina Board of Elections is looking into whether they broke state law.fund-book

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Meanwhile, Greg Amick, the campaign manager for the Democratic candidate for sheriff in Charlotte, N.C., has left his position. Amick told an O’Keefe investigator that her non-citizen status was no problem: “As long as you’re registered to vote, you’ll be fine.” Read the rest of this entry »


Learning-Disabled Student’s Family Sues for $11 Million After Alleged Sex With Teacher

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The substitute teacher allegedly performed oral sex on the teen

The family of a 17-year-old D.C. high school student has filed a lawsuit for $11 million, claiming a substitute teacher maliciously made sexual contact with him earlier this month. Symone Greene, 22, was working at Options Public Charter School in Northeast D.C. Friday, Oct. 17 when she first met the victim, a football player at the school.

“According to documents, the two later met up in her classroom, where she allegedly performed oral sex on the teen. The victim recorded the sex act and later shared the video with his teammates and a childhood friend.”

The student, who is described as having a learning disability, told police he was working as an office assistant and helped Greene twice that day in her English class. The student said he flirted with Greene during class, gave her his cell phone number, then texted her, asking if she was “kinky.”

According to documents, the two later met up in her classroom, where she allegedly performed oral sex on the teen. The victim recorded the sex act and later shared the video with his teammates and a childhood friend.

“The student said he flirted with Greene during class, gave her his cell phone number, then texted her, asking if she was ‘kinky’.”

The teen’s mother filed a $11 million lawsuit Tuesday in Prince George’s County against Greene, the D.C. Public Charter School Board, the court-appointed receiver and custodian of Options Public Charter School Joshua Kern and SOS Personnel, the private Delaware company that initially hired Greene. Read the rest of this entry »


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