A federal judge said this week that the Obama administration is likely violating the law by telling immigration agents and officers not to arrest illegal immigrants they deem low priority, in a case that could upend President Obama’s enforcement policy.
For the last several years the administration has said it will no longer arrest most illegal immigrants, arguing it wants to focus only on those with serious criminal records or gang ties. The Homeland Security department said it was using “prosecutorial discretion.”
Immigration agents and officers sued, saying federal law requires them to make the arrests, but the Obama administration would discipline them if they complied with the law.
Federal Judge Reed O’Connor said in a court order Tuesday that Congress, not the president, sets priority for arresting illegal immigrants, and said the law requires them to be put in deportation proceedings.
“The court finds that DHS does not have discretion to refuse to initiate removal proceedings,” Judge O’Connor wrote.
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HOLY CRAP– Saudi student Abdul Rahman Ali Issa Al-Salimi Al-Harbi was injured in the Boston Marathon Bombings. He was once a “person of interest” in the bombings. He was put on a terror watch list after the bombings.
Michelle Obama visited al-Harbi in the hospital last week. He posted pictures on his Facebook page:
Then there’s this… Abdul Rahman Al-Harbi has visited the White House several times since 2009.
Of course, the White House will say it was another “Abdul Rahman Al-Harbi.”
Here are the dates: Hat Tip Fenwick
Probably just a coincidence.
On Eagle’s Wings
by: Mike Ferguson
This may tick off some folks. If that’s you, I don’t apologize but feel free to write your disagreement in the comments. As long as they aren’t vulgar or threatening, I’ll leave them in place because I’m a grown up and can handle criticism.
I’ve been in the media for many years now. Most of that time has been spent on the news side of the business. I’ve been a reporter, an anchor, a host and an interviewer. I’ve been in politics from time to time but got out of activism a few years ago. Since then, I’ve avoided making political comments on Facebook or Twitter and hope this isn’t considered a political statement. It’s designed to be something about culture.
In the news business, we often brag about our role that demands we ask the tough questions of those in charge. There’s quite a bit of self-importance felt in newsrooms, to be honest. That’s because we feel we’re called to hold important people accountable for their decisions and we’re supposed to be generally skeptical of things.
So, I want to question some very important people…you. The American people.
Time for the Dems to circle the wagons around the golden calf.
Via Washington Examiner:
House Republicans released their report on the investigation into the Benghazi terrorist attack, having concluded that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was not telling the truth when she told Congress that she wasn’t aware that officials at the U.S. mission in Benghazi had requested extra security.
“The specific security requests pertaining to Benghazi, you know were handled by the security professionals in the department,” Clinton told Congress in January. “I didn’t see those requests, they didn’t come to me, I didn’t approve them, I didn’t deny them.”
The House report suggests that Clinton received a request for more security from Gene Cretz, who preceded Christopher Stevens as ambassador to Libya.
“On April 19, 2012, the response cable from the Department of State to Embassy Tripoli, bearing Secretary Clinton’s signature, acknowledges Ambassador Cretz’s request for additional security but instead articulates a plan to scale back security assets for the U.S. Mission in Libya, including the Benghazi Mission,” the House report says.