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DHS revising rules on immigration detention; some actions might be OK, but motives questionable - 10/06/09

... said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. The reforms were announced in response to the recently-completed review of the detention system by Dora Schriro, the former director of ICE's Office of Detention Policy and Planning. Schriro left the bureau in September to become the New York City commissioner of corrections. In addition, ICE will review and centralize management of the more...

DHS sued to release 287g reform documents (Judicial Watch, FOIA) - 09/28/09

... between Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Border Security "Czar" Alan Bersin, and White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Cecilia Munoz, among other government officials. All of those could be quite interesting.

Obama snubs Fox to discuss domestic policy with foreign citizen (Jorge Ramos, Univision) - 09/19/09

... timetable. He also referenced that Janet Napolitano was making changes to eliminate the "most negative practices we've seen" (note: from his English to Univision back to English). And, Ramos - someone who represents Mexican and not U.S. interests - asked Obama why during his last big speech he'd used the phrase "illegal immigrants" rather than "undocumented immigrants" as he'd done during the...

Napolitano immigration meeting: you weren't represented (vast # of loose borders groups, Obama/Janet anti-287g) - 08/20/09

Earlier today, Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security held a closed-door meeting with a group of what she calls "stakeholders" (dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1250792978709.shtm) but was actually a vast pantheon (see below) of far-left, racial power, corrupt business, and in general loose borders groups all of which want some form of comprehensive immigration reform, aka amnesty....

Sources for DHS rightwing extremism report: ADL, SPLC, NYT, LAT, Dave Weigel... - 08/12/09

* A large number of links to the Southern Poverty Law Center, including [1]. That SPLC link is misleading for the reasons outlined here and here. That misleading claim made it into DHS's report. * Several links to the Anti Defamation League. See the link for more on them. * "At Gun Show, Conservatives Panic About Obama" by Dave Weigel of the Washington Independent [2]. See his name's link for...

Janet Napolitano of DHS undermines 287g program (Joe Arpaio, Phil Gordon) - 07/13/09

On Friday, Janet Napolitano's Department of Homeland Security announced new rules for their 287g program that allows local police to help in the enforcement of immigration laws. The goal of the new rules is clearly to undermine such enforcement, especially by those like Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio.

White House immigration meeting of amnesty all-stars: Obama, McCain, Graham, Cornyn, Gutierrez - 06/26/09

Yesterday, Barack Obama met with various members of Congress to discuss comprehensive immigration reform. His remarks are at [1], a list of attendees is at [2], and some quotes from attendees is at [3]. Nothing very important appears to have happened or been said. Note also that before the meeting, Rahm Emanuel said, "If the votes were there [for amnesty], you wouldn't need to have the meeting....

Obama at Hispanic Prayer Breakfast: same old immigration speech (+sounds like McCain) - 06/19/09

... Cecilia Munoz, Ed Rendell, and Janet Napolitano; the event was organized by Rev. Luis Cortes of Esperanza USA. Obama simply reiterated his commitment to comprehensive immigration reform as he's done several times before, and he uttered the same old canards about that amnesty scheme. Despite the fact that he keeps saying the same thing over and over, expect the MSM to pretend he said something...

Kyrsten Sinema book: "Unite and Conquer" (foreword by Janet Napolitano; reviews?) - 06/10/09

... (link). It includes a foreword by Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security. I don't have the book, but using Amazon's "look inside" feature: the "Buddha/bear metaphor" is on page 23; Fidel Castro is discussed on 76; "breathing for calmness" is treated on not just pages 29 to 30, but page 34 as well; and "getting over yourself" is scattered throughout. While even the index is...

DHS Southwest Border Task Force includes NCLR chairwoman, recipient of award from Mexican government, more - 06/08/09

The Reform Immigration for America group recently suggested that one part of "reform" should include the formation of an advisory council to make recommendations on dealing with border issues. The Department of Homeland Security's new "Southwest Border Task Force" (dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1244145382319.shtm) shows how that would work. One member of the group is Andrea Bazan, chairwoman of the...

Peter Grier/CS Monitor news flash: Janet Napolitano enjoys opera, often reads two books concurrently - 06/02/09

... some breaking news scoops in "Janet Napolitano, master multitasker/Homeland defense one moment, swine flu the next. She juggles the disparate needs of a cabinet conglomerate" (link), which closes with this momentous, world-changing news: Napolitano enjoys opera, and she generally reads two books – one fiction, the other nonfiction – at a time. In Arizona she also occasionally coached women’s...

DHS to check for criminal aliens at all local jails by 2012; possible 10x increase in such deportations; prelude to amnesty? - 05/19/09

Spencer Hsu of the Washington Post offers "U.S. to Expand Immigration Checks to All Local Jails/Obama Administration's Enforcement Push Could Lead to Sharp Increase in Deportation Cases" (link). The Department of Homeland Security's ICE currently checks state and federal inmates to determine whether they're illegal aliens (or perhaps legal immigrants) who are deportable. The Obama administration...

100,000 in U.S. have swine flu; youth hospitalization rate "very unusual". Would border security have reduced spread? - 05/19/09

... to wash their hands and with Janet Napolitano and the leadership of the Department of Homeland Security nearly failing to do their job and protect our borders.

Obama budget ends SCAAP, just like Bush did (reimburses states for illegal alien incarceration) - 05/08/09

... opposition to that Bush attempt from Janet Napolitano and Reps. John Spratt and Gabrielle Giffords (all Democrats) are here. Back to Obama's attempt to do the same thing, this quotes Sen. John Cornyn: "Forcing state governments to pick up the tab for federal government's failures doesn't save Texas taxpayers one dime." Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison says Obama's actions are "outrageous" (link). Sen....

House Republicans demand that Janet Napolitano explains rightwing extremist report - 05/07/09

... on Wednesday that would give (Janet Napolitano) 14 days to provide Congress with materials detailing how the Department of Homeland Security arrived at the conclusions contained in the [rightwing extremist report]. Whether the resolution will do anything and will produce, for instance, details on the extent to which materials from far-left groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center or the Anti...

New DHS immigration raid guidelines: focus on employers, not employees - 04/30/09

Ginger Thompson of the New York Times offers "Immigration Agents to Turn Focus to Employers" (link): In an effort to crack down on illegal labor, the Department of Homeland Security intends to step up enforcement efforts against employers who knowingly hire such workers. Under guidelines to be issued Thursday to Immigration and Customs Enforcement field offices, agents will be instructed to take...

John McCain calls for closing the Mexican border over swine flu, but only "if it would prevent further transmission" - 04/29/09

... virus." Of course, Barack Obama, Janet Napolitano, and the World Health Organization say that it wouldn't help, even at the same time as Napolitano seems to contradict herself.

Live coverage Obama press conference April 29, 2009 - 04/29/09

... Velazquez and Luis Gutierrez, says Janet Napolitano is trying to figure out how we can secure the borders. Taking administrative steps to "reform" is something Napolitano has already mentioned. He says he sees the "process moving this year". Now being asked about the black unemployment rate, right after being asked about a massive amnesty. The obvious question about the latter making the former...

Napolitano: swine flu can be spread by infected visitors, but closing the border won't contain the virus; says actively questioning visitors - 04/29/09

The prepared remarks of Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee are here. Among many other things, she says: ...As infected travelers can lead to the spread of this virus, DHS is taking a number of precautions in light of the scope and nature of the threat... The actions we are taking regarding international...

Napolitano, Vilsack: call it the "H1N1 virus", not "swine flu". More concerned about pork industry than public safety - 04/28/09

Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security and Tom Vilsack of the Department of Agriculture want us to call swine flu the "H1N1 virus" instead (link). They have somewhat of a point: if you really can't get it from eating pork then perhaps we should grit our teeth and not wish for the demise of the pork industry. The problem is that while they're rushing to the aid of pork producers,...

Janet Napolitano refuses to close or even tightly secure the border despite health risks (+Eric Massa) - 04/27/09

... border to be closed. Meanwhile, Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security is refusing to close the border and does not appear to fully appreciate the risks of a loose border during a pandemic. At a press conference today, she said: "We're already doing passive surveillance at the border... You would close the border if you thought you could contain the spread of disease, but the...

Seth Hoy /IPC, Joshua Holland outrageously mislead about Napolitano border comments - 04/24/09

A few days ago, Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security said "crossing the border is not a crime per se. It is civil." See the link for an excerpt from the U.S. Code and a quote from the National Immigration Law Center showing how wrong she is: sneaking across the border is indeed a crime. Now, illegal immigration supporters are outrageously misleading about her comments. Seth Hoy...

Napolitano on DHS partnering with ADL; admits shift in enforcement focus; trying to repeal REAL ID; "reform" is a "mission" - 04/23/09

... of Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano gave a talk to the Anti Defamation League yesterday, and her remarks are at dhs.gov/ynews/speeches/sp_1240412499724.shtm 1. The ADL has been "training" DHS personnel about "hate" groups and others, which is more than a bit worrisome because the ADL's definition of "hate" isn't trustworthy. Nevertheless, Napolitano said this: ...the ADL and DHS have...

Janet Napolitano thinks 9/11 terrorists came over Canadian border - 04/21/09

... comes this CBC interview with Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security: Napolitano: ...Nonetheless, to the extent that terrorists have come into our country or suspected or known terrorists have entered our country across a border, it's been across the Canadian border. There are real issues there. (Neil Macdonald of the CBC): Are you talking about the 9/11 perpetrators? [...

Janet Napolitano falsely says "crossing the border is not a crime" (+border fence, Arpaio) - 04/20/09

... of Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" with John King and said the following (transcript here): And yes, when we find illegal workers, yes, appropriate action, some of which is criminal, most of that is civil, because crossing the border is not a crime per se. It is civil. But anyway, going after those as well. The U.S. Code says she's wrong (link...

DHS released rightwing extremists report despite objections by their civil rights officials (+Napolitano, Hoekstra, Harman, Boehner) - 04/17/09

From this: Civil liberties officials at the Homeland Security Department did not agree with some of the language in a controversial report on right-wing extremists, but the agency issued the report anyway. ...Homeland Security spokeswoman Amy Kudwa said the report was issued before officials resolved problems raised by the agency's civil rights division. Kudwa would not specify what language...

SPLC: DHS rightwing extremist report mentions them and "tracks" theirs "fairly closely" (Harry Smith; +two errors) - 04/16/09

As you haven't heard from almost anyone else, the recent Department of Homeland Security report warning about rightwing extremists mentions - without naming it - a misleading report from the Southern Poverty Law Center. I say "almost" because of this: Mark Potok, director of the [SPLC's] intelligence project, said... he was generally pleased with the report... "Basically, the report tracks fairly...

Bennie Thompson "dumbfounded" by DHS rightwing extremist report - 04/16/09

... Committee - has written a letter to Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security complaining about their recently-released report warning about rightwing "extremists". Per this, in the letter he says that he's "dumbfounded" by the report, also saying: "This report appears to raise significant issues involving the privacy and civil liberties of many Americans -- including war veterans...

DHS concerned about violence by "rightwing extremists" including groups opposed to immigration - 04/13/09

[IMPORTANT UPDATE BELOW] Excerpts from an April 7 report from the Department of Homeland Security entitled "Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment" is available here. While the DHS should be keeping track of those groups that are actually violent, as we know that occasionally crosses the line. And, that's affected both...

U.S., Mexico form "working group" on immigration (safe, legal, etc.) - 04/06/09

... formed through the efforts of Janet Napolitano.

Immigration enforcement, Janet Napolitano style: illegal aliens given work permits, released - 03/31/09

... immigration enforcement regime of Janet Napolitano (link): Many if not all workers detained in the Feb. 24 immigration raid at Yamato Engine Specialists have been released from the federal detention center in Tacoma. The unexpected move appears to be related to an ongoing federal investigation of Yamato. "I can confirm that many of the individuals ... have indeed been released pending the...

DHS halting immigration raids pending policy change; may "go after employers" instead - 03/29/09

About a month ago, Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security - someone who was sold as tough on illegal immigration despite that not being true - went through the roof after an immigration raid was conducted that she hadn't been informed of. Now, there's partial confirmation that Napolitano has in fact ordered a halt to such workplace enforcement pending review. Spencer Hsu of the...

T.J. Bonner of Border Patrol union "underwhelmed" by Obama border plan - 03/26/09

According to this, T.J. Bonner - president of the National Border Patrol Council is "underwhelmed" by Barack Obama's recently announced border control plan. He's concerned about working with his counterparts from Mexico considering that many Mexican law enforcement agents have been corrupted and are "rotten to the core". And: Bonner wants a greater priority placed on border security, and said he...

Customs and Border Protection chief of staff is dual citizen (Marco Antonio Lopez) - 03/02/09

... selected for the position by Janet Napolitano. She also appointed him to lead her Arizona-Mexico Commission and later as a senior advisor. In 1999 he worked in the White House doing travel preparations for VP Al Gore.

Janet Napolitano orders review of first immigration raid under Obama; bye bye raids - 02/26/09

... comprehensive immigration reform. Now, Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security is sending the message that the Barack Obama administration isn't even going to do show raids (link): Immigration agents this week conducted their first work-site raid since President Barack Obama took office [at Yamato Engine Specialists in Bellingham, WA], but it was news to their boss, Homeland...

Could Obama and Napolitano enact a mini-amnesty... without Congress? - 02/24/09

Immigration lawyers Gary Endelman and Cyrus Mehta offer "The Path Less Taken: Is There An Alternative To Waiting For Comprehensive Immigration Reform?" (link) Evaluating their claims is left for those intimately familiar with immigration law, but here's the editor's summary: ...The article argues that there is ample room in the Immigration and Nationality Act, for the Executive Branch, acting...

DHS Dep. Asst. Sec'y for Policy is from CAP, United Nations, Ted Kennedy office (Esther Olavarria) - 02/23/09

Janet Napolitano has selected Esther Olavarria as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy in the Department of Homeland Security. And, she's from the Center for American Progress, called around here the "think tank that can't think straight". CAP supports illegal immigration and defines opposition to massive illegal activity as "xenophobia"; see the link for more on them. And, since August 2008 she...

DHS fugitive teams mostly picked up non-fugitives (why is Nina Bernstein telling us this? MPI, Wishnie) - 02/03/09

... so neatly with something that Janet Napolitano is doing? Regarding the first part, here's the scoop [1]: But in fact, beginning in 2006, the program was no longer what was being advertised. Federal immigration officials had repeatedly told Congress that among more than half a million immigrants with outstanding deportation orders, they would concentrate on rounding up the most threatening —...

DHS immigration directive: goal is comprehensive "reform"; biometrics - 01/31/09

Janet Napolitano's Department of Homeland Security has been issuing a series of directives in which she asked the various sub-agencies in the DHS to come up with reports on their future operations. She's finally gotten around to immigration matters: dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1233353528835.shtm It shows that their overall goal is to work towards comprehensive immigration reform, aka a massive...

DHS Deputy Secretary was top United Nations official (Jane Holl Lute) - 01/25/09

... by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. ...At the U.N., Lute coordinates peace efforts among countries in conflict. ...In addition to her NSC work, Lute has served as vice president and chief operating officer of the United Nations Foundation. She served in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm. Lute is married to Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute, Obama's deputy national security...