Thursday, July 16, 2015

Four US Marines Killed in “Possible” Terrorist Attack

As the father of a fallen former Marine, I refuse to wait for the government to tell me this is not domestic terrorism. The bastard that shot these unarmed Marines deserves only to be called a terrorist.

Ben Ferro (Editor)

Greg Miller of the Washington Post reported tonight:

President Obama described the Marines’ deaths as a “heartbreaking circumstance for these individuals who have served our country with great valor,” during brief remarks late at the White House. 

He avoided describing the attack as a terror plot, saying, “We don’t know yet all the details” and that “a full investigation is taking place.”


Friday, July 10, 2015

This Shouldn't Be A Surprise To Anyone


Regarding San Francisco and other sanctuary cities that embrace illegal aliens. The genesis of deportable aliens running around our neighborhoods goes back to policy decisions at the highest levels in the administration and homeland security. Please read below a reprint of our posting on October 26, 2014. What a tragedy in the making and now what a tragedy happened!

Ben Ferro (Editor)

Administration Freed Illegal Immigrants Charged With Violent Crimes

By Melanie Batley,

Illegal immigrants charged with violent crimes and serious felonies were among the hundreds of criminals the Obama administration released from jails across the country in February 2013, newly released documents show.

According to records obtained by USA Today, the government released inmates charged with offenses ranging from kidnapping and sexual assault to drug trafficking, armed assault, and homicide.

The evidence contradicts previous assurances by the administration that the 617 criminals who were released as part of a cost-cutting exercise were low-risk offenders charged with misdemeanors "or other criminals whose prior conviction did not pose a violent threat to public safety," USA Today reported.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) admitted to the newspaper that numerous dangerous criminals had been released but denied direct responsibility.

"Discretionary releases made by ICE were of low-level offenders. However, the releases involving individuals with more significant criminal histories were, by and large, dictated by special circumstances outside of the agency's control," ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen told USA Today.

The new records obtained by the newspaper from a Freedom of Information Act request outlined previously undisclosed details about the alleged crimes of specific detainees. One person in Texas was charged with aggravated kidnapping and sexual assault of a child.

Another illegal immigrant from Florida was facing charges of conspiracy to commit homicide, according to USA Today.

Two Massachusetts detainees had been charged with aggravated assault using a weapon, while another illegal immigrant from Colorado was being held on a sexual assault charge.

The Obama administration released more than 2,200 illegal immigrants from jail between Feb. 9 and March 1, 2013, as part of an effort to cut the number of prisoners due to the budget-sequester funding cuts. The detainees had been awaiting deportation or immigration hearings in a court, and the administration did not give advance notice it would be freeing them.

The releases triggered a furor in Congress and hearings with lawmakers who grilled then-ICE director John Morton.

According to USA Today, Virginia GOP Rep. J. Randy Forbes asked Morton directly, "No one on that list has been charged or convicted with murder, rape, or sexual abuse of a minor, were they?"

Morton, who subsequently resigned, answered, "They were not."

Former White House spokesman Jay Carney had also described the criminals as "low-risk, noncriminal detainees," USA Today reported.

Meanwhile, Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma demanded a formal investigation by the inspector general.

The internal audit, which concluded in August 2014, concluded that ICE broke the law in releasing the criminal illegal migrants.

"It is baffling how an agency charged with homeland security and immigration enforcement would knowingly release hundreds of illegals with criminal histories. In this single action, ICE undermined its own credibility, the rule of law, and the safety of Americans and local law enforcement," Coburn said when the audit was released.

He added, "This report provides more evidence that our nation's immigration laws are being flagrantly disregarded. Americans need to be assured the problems within ICE that led to the dangerous release of illegal aliens will be fixed, and DHS and ICE will never again violate the law by releasing known criminals into our streets."

McCain said it is "deeply troubling that ICE would knowingly release thousands of undocumented immigrant detainees — many with prior criminal records — into our streets, while publicly downplaying the danger they posed," USA Today reported.

Thursday, July 9, 2015



Ben Ferro (Editor)

Senator Jeff Sessions: “If Not For Sanctuary Cities And Obama Administration Immigration Policies, Kate Steinle ‘Would Be Alive Today’” *


Tuesday, July 7, 2015



Ben Ferro (Editor)

Fatal Shooting Sparks National Immigration Debate

By Amanda Sakuma,

The fallout from a seemingly random fatal shooting at a crowded tourist spot in San Francisco last week has ignited a national debate over the city’s decades-old tradition of offering safe haven to undocumented immigrants. Now used as fodder in political rallying cries on immigration, the shooting mounts pressure on these so-called “sanctuary cities” – municipalities that have openly defied federal immigration policies and taken a more welcoming tact toward undocumented immigrants.

San Francisco is one of the oldest such cities in the country, having joined the movement in 1989 when city officials passed an ordinance barring funds from being used to enforce federal immigration law. Those protections have since been expanded repeatedly, and in 2013, a new ordinance was signed into law preventing local law enforcement from subjecting undocumented immigrants to extended detention to allow time for federal immigration agents to take the individual into custody. Under San Francisco law, only such immigration “detainer” requests apply to people with violent records.

This was the case with Francisco Sanchez, a 45-year-old undocumented immigrant with a lengthy rap sheet, who has been charged with killing Kathryn Steinle on the San Francisco pier last Wednesday. He had been booked previously into the San Francisco County Jail in March on a 10-year-old drug warrant. Despite his long rap sheet – Sanchez had been deported five times and had seven felony convictions to his name, four of which were on drug charges – he was released from custody.

A spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement that the agency had requested that local authorities hold Sanchez for deportation, but the request was denied.

“An individual with a lengthy criminal history, who is now the suspect in a tragic murder case, was released onto the street rather than being turned over to ICE for deportation,” spokeswoman Virginia Kice said. “We’re not asking local cops to do our job. All we’re asking is that they notify us when a serious foreign national criminal offender is being released to the street so we can arrange to take custody.”

A crucial pillar of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration announced last November relied on enforcement mechanisms to root out undocumented criminals and make them a top priority for enforcement. ICE reported that 56% of all immigrants deported in 2014 were previously convicted of a crime.

Agents with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement have relied on state and local law enforcement agencies to flag undocumented immigrants whom they come into contact with. “ICE detainers” are a formal written request to detain an individual for an additional 48 hours to allow immigration agents additional time to take over custody.

But the dynamic became complicated for municipalities after a federal court in Oregon last year ruled that immigration holds violated a women’s 4th amendment right in denying her due process. Unwilling to remain vulnerable to potential lawsuits that could stack in the millions for unlawfully detaining an immigrant without a warrant, sheriff’s departments around the country have rejected ICE detainer requests and released individuals. More than 300 municipalities across the country have since signed onto the movement.

The shooting played into 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump’s repeated comments disparaging Mexican immigrants, claiming the incident only proves him right.

“They are, in many cases, criminals, drug dealers, rapists, etc. This was evident just this week when, as an example, a young woman in San Francisco was viciously killed by a five-time deported Mexican with a long criminal record, who was forced back into the United States because they didn’t want him in Mexico,” Trump said in a statement Monday. “This is merely one of thousands of similar incidents throughout the United States.”

What remains unclear is the circumstances of this weekend’s tragedy in which Steinle was seemingly a random victim. According to local news reports, Sanchez says he was in a drug-addled haze during the time of the shooting, claiming that he reached for a T-shirt that was wrapped around a gun when the fatal shot rang out.

“Then suddenly I heard that boom boom, three times,” Sanchez said in the interview with local TV station WABC-TV. “I’m feeling sorry for everybody.”