DHS Fails to Remove Aliens Who Pose National Security, Public Safety Threat

JUDICIAL WATCH

The monstrous agency created after 9/11 to protect the United States from more terrorist attacks instead compromises national security by failing to track how many unauthorized foreigners-some felons in their native country-it refuses to prosecute under President Obama’s broad amnesty initiative.

One of the president’s many tools to reward illegal immigrants with amnesty is a measure known as prosecutorial discretion, which allows federal agencies to decide to what degree they enforce certain laws against particular individuals. For years the system has spared a myriad of illegal aliens from removal by authorizing-and encouraging-low-level field officers to block deportations by using an outrageously broad list of exemptions. Under prosecutorial discretion guidelines issued in 2011, droves of illegal aliens have been allowed to stay in the country, but no one really knows the exact amount.

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Rep. Gohmert: Alarmed by Military Exercise Targeting Red States as “Hostile”

Family Security Matters

Earlier this month, Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on the ‘Jade Helm 15′ exercises the federal government plans to stage in Texas and other states:

Over the past few weeks, my office has been inundated with calls referring to the Jade Helm 15 military exercise scheduled to take place between July 15 and September 15, 2015. This military practice has some concerned that the U.S. Army is preparing for modern-day martial law.

Certainly, I can understand these concerns. When leaders within the current administration believe that major threats to the country include those who support the Constitution, are military veterans, or even ‘cling to guns or religion,’ patriotic Americans have reason to be concerned. We have seen people working in this administration use their government positions to persecute people with conservative beliefs in God, country, and notions such as honor and self-reliance. Because of the contempt and antipathy for the true patriots or even Christian saints persecuted for their Christian beliefs, it is no surprise that those who have experienced or noticed such persecution are legitimately suspicious.

Having served in the U.S. Army, I can understand why military officials have a goal to see if groups of Special Forces can move around a civilian population without being noticed and can handle various threat scenarios. In military science classes or in my years on active duty, I have participated in or observed military exercises; however, we never named an existing city or state as a “hostile.” We would use fictitious names before we would do such a thing.

Once I observed the map depicting ‘hostile,’ ‘permissive,’ and ‘uncertain’ states and locations, I was rather appalled that the hostile areas amazingly have a Republican majority, ‘cling to their guns and religion,’ and believe in the sanctity of the United States Constitution. When the federal government begins, even in practice, games or exercises, to consider any U.S. city or state in ‘hostile’ control and trying to retake it, the message becomes extremely calloused and suspicious.

Such labeling tends to make people who have grown leery of federal government overreach become suspicious of whether their big brother government anticipates certain states may start another civil war or be overtaken by foreign radical Islamist elements which have been reported to be just across our border. Such labeling by a government that is normally not allowed to use military force against its own citizens is an affront to the residents of that particular state considered as ‘hostile,’ as if the government is trying to provoke a fight with them.

The map of the exercise needs to change, the names on the map need to change, and the tone of the exercise needs to be completely revamped so the federal government is not intentionally practicing war against its own states.”

Mark Levin on the Disgraceful, Pathetic Mitch McConnell

Independent Sentinel

Mark Levin brought up an important issue last night. He’d like to know where the Republicans are. We do not have any opposition to the Obama agenda – none. Levin spent several minutes on Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader.

“We gave Republicans a super majority in Congress and what have they done with it? The disgraceful, pathetic Mitch McConnell goes on ABC News This Week with George Stephanopoulos, the disgraceful, discredited, phony journalist. Clinton bagman, Clinton hack, seeks to give the man credibility,” Levin said.

McConnell doesn’t have credibility so he can’t confer any of his own.

McConnell is proud of himself, Levin surmises. He’s passing Democratic legislation and the Senate is working.

What has Mitch McConnell done about liberty, about Obamacare, about the border, about the debt, to control the EPA?

What the hell has Mitch McConnell done with his majority in the Senate except serve up Obama’s legislation and force it through the United States Senate. Where are the Senate and House Republicans? They say nothing about hollowing out the military and using the military for social experiments, gays in the military, not allowing generals to talk about God.

“Republicans are working the lobbyists,” Levin conjectured.

What is McConnell doing? He’s bragging about getting the Senate Working, Levin said. “Damn fool,” he added.

My thought is that perhaps the culture of the U.S. is already changed into one of complete apathy and acceptance of extreme leftist theories.

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Smoking Gun: Obama Admin Was Operating International Fast and Furious Through Benghazi to Syria

Freedom Outpost

Well the truth about Benghazi is finally starting to see the light. As we have theorized in several articles, the Obama administration was involved in an international Fast and Furious by trafficking arms through Benghazi into Syria. Today that theory has been confirmed.

Newly released documents show that US intelligence agencies were fully aware that weapons were moving from the Islamic terror stronghold in Libya to Syria before the attack on the Benghazi compound on September 11, 2012.

The documents also contradict Hussein Obama’s claim that the rise of the Islamic State came as a surprise to the administration.

FOX News’ Catherine Herridge said the newly released documents “showed a serious disconnect between what the administration said and what was known by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).”

Judicial Watch, who obtained more than 100 pages of previously classified documents reported:

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‘Innocence of Muslims’ should have stayed on YouTube, court rules

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The Hill

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday ruled YouTube should not have been forced to remove a controversial film mocking the Prophet Muhammad due to copyright concerns.

A majority of the 11-judge panel reversed a decision from last year, when a three-judge panel sided with an actress who said she was duped into appearing in the film and had called for a preliminary injunction to remove it.

The circuit court ruled that the previous ruling was unwarranted and infringed on the First Amendment.

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Republicans offer Obama path to close Guantanamo before leaving office [Led by John McCain]

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Free Republic

Senate Republicans are offering the president a path in the annual defense policy bill to make good on a campaign promise and close Guantanamo Bay before leaving office.

The Senate Armed Services Committee passed the $612 billion bill with a bipartisan 22-4 vote on Thursday. Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican and chairman of the committee, said the bill includes reforms of acquisition, retirement and personnel issues as well as a proposal to close the military prison in Cuba.

The bill would require the administration to provide Congress a comprehensive plan on how to close Guantanamo Bay that would need to be approved by both chambers of Congress. Once approved, Congress would give the administration whatever authority it needed to execute the plan.

“I’ve also been in favor of closing Guantanamo because of the image that Guantanamo has in the world, whether it’s deserved or not,” Mr. McCain said.

When asked if the provision could survive negotiations with the House, Mr. McCain said lawmakers understood the cost of keeping the prison open. It costs about $3.5 million per prisoner each year to detain them at Guantanamo Bay. A maximum security prison in the United States, however, would only cost about $70,000, Mr. McCain said.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com