via Washington Examiner
The next explosion of illegal teen border crossing is in full swing, but just one-in-six are being sent home, with most of the rest settled in the United States, according to new government figures.
The U.S. Border Patrol agency reported that they have seized 12,509 illegals under age 18 since October, making it the second biggest surge in history after last year’s unprecedented movement of unaccompanied youths across the nation’s southern border.
However, when compared to the numbers of illegal kids turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, it is clear that most are being “booked in” to U.S. facilities and then released — not sent home. ICE documents provided to the Washington Examiner shows that ICE is accepting an average of 2,000 a month, meaning that the Border Patrol is returning just one of six kids to their countries, mostly Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
An Al Qaeda terrorist on the FBI’s most wanted list for years crossed back and forth into the United States from Mexico to meet fellow militant Islamists in Texas and piloted an aircraft into the Cielo Dorado airfield in Anthony, New Mexico, law enforcement sources tell Judicial Watch.
The same Al Qaeda operative helped plan the 2009 bombing of talk-show superstar Oprah Winfrey’s Chicago studios and the iconic Sears Tower (renamed Willis Tower), a story that Judicial Watch broke just last week. His name is Adnan G. El Shukrijumah (also known as “Javier Robles”) and over the weekend he was killed in Pakistan, according to military officials in the Islamic republic.
In 2010 Shukrijumah was indicted in the Eastern District of New York for his role in a terrorist plot to attack targets in the United States—including New York City’s subway system—and the United Kingdom, according the FBI. The plot against New York City’s subway system was directed by senior Al Qaeda leadership in Pakistan, the FBI says, and was also directly related to a scheme by Al Qaeda plotters in Pakistan to use Western operatives to attack a target in the United States.
Finally, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, the American Marine who was held in Mexico, is about to be released. According to a family spokesman, a Mexican judge ordered that he be released from prison immediately.
He spent over eight months in prison as his family begged and pleaded with the Obama administration to no avail to work to secure his release.
Source : wnd.com
Source : wnd.com
For many of you who have been following my political blogs, you just may have become aware of my absolute and redundant disparagement for Barack Obama; a repudiation which once led me to writing my article, later turned into a book ‘The Beginning of the End’, wherein I go to great lengths in sharing with the American public my worst fears for what this man [Barack Obama] and his cronies are doing to this great nation of ours, to how this charlatan impostor has transformed America, sinking our country to unfathomable levels never before seen of disarray, chaos and bedlam both here and abroad.
Never before has America been closer to hitting rock-bottom as we are under the presidency of this Obama person; including but not limited to some of the worst presidential specimens in recent history such as was the pitiable Jimmy Carter. Not even this mournful version of a president [Carter], could come close to our present adaption – a decried and deprecated fraud, who calls himself Barack Hussein Obama.
At times, the Obama presidency seems like a Greek tragedy; one riddled with tragic plots based upon unending myths from the oral traditions of archaic epics written by this theater’s greatest authors Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, notwithstanding that epoch’s plausible lack of such a portentous liar as is our esteemed president. I thought I had seen it all in this presidency. I have seen the unending scandals; the unparalleled controversies, from Obamacare to Benghazi; to the IRS; to a tempestuous expansion of the terrorist ISIL army; to our weakened position as leader of the free world; to our acquiescent world of economic prowess and our deferential writs of passage given to countries such as China and resurgent Russian expansionism under the auspices of Vladimir Putin; I have seen it all. Notwithstanding this epitome of decadency in the greater scope of things, I must, however, turn your attention to those seemingly more insignificant if yet, irretrievably more repugnant happenings in Obama’s disgraceful reign of un-American postures and outright reprehensible legacies.
My dissertation today deals with none other than the saga of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, spinelessly arrested in Mexico on March 31st, 2014, charged with the unlawful entry into that country while in possession of unauthorized loaded weaponry – a serious violation of Mexican law, for which he is now on trial, albeit the fact that Sgt. Tahmooressi’s crossing of the Mexican border was as innocuous as taking a taking a wrong turn in a poorly marked border-entry road.
(CNSNews.com) – A House Foreign Affairs subcommittee took up the “extremely important issue” of a U.S. Afghanistan war veteran who’s been held in a Mexican prison for more than six months after taking a wrong turn into Mexico with guns in his car.
Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi says the whole thing was a mistake, but Mexico has so far refused appeals from his mother and even from members of Congress to release him.
In his opening statement on Wednesday, Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) said he is “mystified” that President Obama found time to negotiate with the Taliban for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked away from his unit in Afghanistan, but couldn’t find time to “call our ally, the Mexican president, to appeal to him on behalf of our Marine.”
“If we in Congress don’t do everthing in our power to get Sgt. Tahmooressi, an injured war hero, back to the States for treatment, then what are we doing here? Making sure that our combat veterans are taken care of when they return is one of our most honored and sacred obligations.”
The American Spectator
What to make of the peculiar situation unfolding just across the border in Tijuana, where U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi languishes in solitary confinement for the crime of mistakenly crossing the border with his personal weapons in his truck on March 31?
Nothing to inspire confidence, for certain. In fact, Tahmooressi’s ordeal might just confirm many of our worst fears about the Obama administration.
The Tahmooressi story sounds more like a schlocky Hollywood script than a real-life tale. Its protagonist is a decorated Marine veteran of two tours of duty in Afghanistan, honorably discharged in 2012 and diagnosed with a severe case of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); he was moving to the San Diego area specifically for treatment of his PTSD. And Tahmooressi’s ordeal is mind-bogglingly unjust; he mistakenly crossed the border from San Ysidro, California, into Mexico because he missed an interstate exit that would have taken him to dinner with friends. Instead, the twenty-five-year old war hero wound up at a Mexican border station driving a pickup truck full of his possessions, which included two rifles and a pistol, plus ammunition.
Family Security Matters
The Mexican judge who heard Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi‘s case denied him freedom and ordered him back to jail in a ruling that was handed down early Thursday morning.
Reaction from supporters was swift and critical.
Billionaire businessman and frequent Obama administration critic Donald Trump said on Fox News that the White House could do more to secure the release of Sgt. Tahmooressi, who has been imprisoned in Mexico for more than 100 days after mistakenly carrying three firearms – that he legally owns in America – across the border.
“[Just] one phone call – and I mean a strong phone call – and he would be released in a second,” Mr. Trump said.
Meanwhile, social media posters expressed outrage on GretaWire.com, Greta Van Susteren’s blog, on the breaking announcement of Sgt. Tahmooressi‘s continued imprisonment.