Bad, heinous strategy to attack the force multiplier. Sheriffs are speaking out:
Babeu told CNSNews.com that rather than help law enforcement in Arizona stop the hundreds of thousands of people who come into the United States illegally, the federal government is targeting the state and its law enforcement personnel.
Last week, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton placed a temporary injunction on portions of the bill that allowed law enforcement personnel during the course of a criminal investigation who have probable cause to think an individual is in the country illegally to check immigration status. The state of Arizona filed an appeal on Thursday with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ridiculous. Especially when you consider that a Hezbollah leader is living just across the border.
Local law enforcement are the ones who routinely come into contact with illegal aliens due to routine traffic stops and other issues. ICE agents, federal immigration agents do not possess the same numbers and are unable to cover as much territory as our local law enforcement.
It’s irresponsible to not note that had local law enforcement access to immigration statuses in the National Crime and Information Center database (the database that law enforcement are able to access via the computers in their squad cars) and check on the immigration statuses of the four 9/11 terrorists, those men would have been detained for being in violation of the Immigration and Nationalization Act – especially Mohammed Atta, who, during a previous visit to the U.S., had stayed on an expired visa. Nineteen of the hijackers had contact with law enforcement upon entry into the United States. Atta was stopped in Broward County, Florida on a traffic violation. If the United States actually did something supportive towards the inherent right of local law enforcement to uphold the law and for states to act to protect citizens, Atta might have been detained.
Those protesting against the law via a bastardization of the supremacy clause misunderstand the inherent rights of local law enforcement in the issue of immigration; they are advocating diminishing the force multiplier and adding to a federal bureaucracy which is already unable to carry out the necessary tasks to enforce INA.
I’ll be delving into this more this week.
Remember when Senators Gillibrand and Schumer alleged that BP had a role in the Lockerbie Bomber release and they called for an investigation?
The four senators from New York and New Jersey are calling for an investigation into BP‘s alleged involvement in the release of the Lockerbie Bomber and for a moratorium on Libyan oil drilling.
In light of the news that Megrahi, reportedly living comfortably in Libya, may live that much longer, Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, with their New Jersey counterparts Sens. Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg, called for the U.K. to reexamine Megrahi’s release to see whether BP was involved.
Now that we know BP had nothing to do with Abdel Baset al-Megrahi’s release and that it was the White House that actually worked with Scottish officials to broker the deal, will Gillibrand, Schumer & co. call for an investigation into the administration, too? They wanted to enact a moratorium based upon these allegations:
The senators are also calling for a moratorium on drilling off the Libyan coast. “We do not think that BP should be allowed to drill until we have resolution on this issue,” Gillibrand said. Although the U.S. doesn’t have the authority to call such a moratorium, “we are calling the UK to assist us in this,” she said.
Oh, the White House feigns surprise almost as good as Bill Clinton:
The document, acquired by a well-placed US source, threatens to undermine US President Barack Obama’s claim last week that all Americans were “surprised, disappointed and angry” to learn of Megrahi’s release.
The US has tried to keep the letter secret, refusing to give permission to the Scottish authorities to publish it on the grounds it would prevent future “frank and open communications” with other governments.
A terror front in MISSOURI, no less:
KANSAS CITY, MO—A former congressman and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations pleaded guilty in federal court today to obstruction of justice and to acting as an unregistered foreign agent related to his work for an Islamic charity with ties to international terrorism, announced Beth Phillips, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.
Mark Deli Siljander, 59, of Great Falls, Va., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey to one charge contained in an Oct. 21, 2008, federal indictment, and an additional charge filed today, involving his work for the Islamic American Relief Agency (IARA) of Columbia, Mo. Siljander was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan and was a U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations General Assembly.
“A former congressman engaged in illegal lobbying for a charity suspected of funding international terrorism. He then used his own charities to hide the payments for his criminal activities,” U.S. Attorney Phillips said.
Islamic American Relief Agency – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
And a representative from Michigan, where they’ve been dealing with an increasingly intolerant Islamic community.
(h/t Jim D.)
ABC News reported on June 21st about the Times Square bomber’s guilty plea. Here are some statements Faisal Shahzad’s made at his trial:
“One has to understand where I’m coming from,” Shahzad said calmly. “I consider myself … a Muslim soldier.”
Shahzad answered: “Well, the drone hits in Afghanistan and Iraq, they don’t see children, they don’t see anybody. They kill women, children, they kill everybody. It’s a war, and in war, they kill people. They’re killing all Muslims.”
Later, he added: “I am part of the answer to the U.S. terrorizing the Muslim nations and the Muslim people. And, on behalf of that, I’m avenging the attack.”
Article 3 Section 3 of the US Constitution defines treason and the requirements for a conviction:
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
Is Faisal Shahzad a traitor? He claims to be at war against the US and he’s done so in open court. Someone in the White House press press corps should ask the White House if they intend to pursue charges of treason.