Scott Walker: “We’re A Nation Of Laws”

Scott Walker
Scott Walker

The family from Wisconsin that questioned Wisconsin Gov. Walker in Iowa on illegal immigration are with the activist group Voces de la Frontera, which paid for their trip.  Illegal immigrants have been showing up at presidential candidate events trying to corner the candidates with their questions. Scott Walker’s answer, “We’re a nation of laws.” “My point,” Walker said, “is that you have to follow the law, follow the process.”

As presidential hopeful Scott Walker toured a farm in this tiny town [Plainfield, Iowa] where he lived as a child, he was confronted by an undocumented worker from Mexico who is living in Wisconsin and demanded to know why Walker does not support President Obama’s plan to give temporary status to some undocumented workers, including parents of children who were born in the United States.

“We’re a nation of laws,” Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin, repeatedly told Jose Flores, 38, who was joined by two of his four children, Luis, 7, and Leslie, 13, who had tears rolling down her cheeks throughout the exchange. Flores, who lives in Waukesha and works for a medical supply factory, said he and his wife live in fear of being deported and separated from their children, who he said were all born in the United States.

“My point,” Walker said, “is that you have to follow the law, follow the process.”  WashingtonPost

Revolving Immigration Door: Suspects In Lawrence, MA Shooting Should Not Have Been In U.S.

Mirta Rivera
Mirta Rivera

Mirta Rivera, 41, was a  grandmother and nurse’s aide living in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Rivera was killed in her sleep by a gunshot fired through the ceiling from an upstairs apartment. illegal immigrants that should have been deported were arrested for the murder, reports the Boston Herald.

Dominican Republic nationals Wilton Lara-Calmona and Jose M. Lara-Mejia were arrested on drug charges by police investigating the shooting death of Mirta Rivera, 41. The Lawrence nurse was killed in her sleep by a gunshot fired through the ceiling from an upstairs apartment, where both men lived.

But Immigration and Customs Enforcement records reviewed by the Herald show the men shouldn’t have been in the country in the first place.

Wilton Lara-Calmona was deported in April 2012 and arrested for re-enter in November but not deported. Lara-Mejia was arrested in August 2013 and ordered deported, he was not deported.

“Basically we’re hanging a huge ‘welcome back,’ sign for them,” said Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies with the Center for Immigration Studies. “Illegal immigrants who have already been deported see a reason to come back because they are not afraid of immigration enforcement once they get here.”

Vaughan said crime involving illegals could be preventable, but the Obama administration has encouraged officials to look the other way when it comes to enforcing immigration laws — like the law that carries a two-year prison sentence for illegal re-entry, 10 years when it involves a felony crime.

“There is a law on the books intended to make people think twice after they get deported, but the problem is the U.S. attorneys often will not prosecute until someone has been deported multiple times,” Vaughan said.rolling down her cheeks throughout the exchange. Flores, who lives in Waukesha and works for a medical supply factory, said he and his wife live in fear of being deported and separated from their children, who he said were all born in the United States.

Judge Makes Feds Go Door-to-door To Seize Illegal Immigrants’ Obama Amnesty Approvals

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson

Judge Hanen issued an injunction halting President Obama’s amnesty program on Feb. 16, and thought he’d nipped the entire program. The administration granted three-year status amnesties after the court injunction.

Goosed into action by an angry federal judge, federal immigration authorities will go door-to-door demanding illegal immigrants return the three-year amnesty approvals the Obama administration issued to them in defiance of a court order.

Those who don’t return their three-year permits will have them terminated at the end of this month, the National Immigrant Justice Center, one of the advocacy groups briefed on authorities’ plan, said in a statement preparing immigrants for what could be a traumatic encounter.

The move comes as Homeland Security officials, fed up with slow-walking by illegal immigrants, are finally playing hardball after months of less forceful measures.

They’re scrambling to meet an end-of-month deadline set by Judge Andrew S. Hanen for recapturing thousands of three-year amnesties the department issued even after the court had entered an injunction halting the new amnesty program.

Unless all of the permits are recovered, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson could personally have to appear in court to explain the foul-up, Judge Hanen said in an order earlier this month.  WashingtonTimes

Illegal Immigrants And Crime

The USA has over 11 million illegal aliens within its borders.  Of these millions of people there are bound to be some criminals among them.








Pew Research graphic.

The illegal immigrants population is a major contributor to federal crimes in America.

Federal sentences in 2014:

  • Almost 3/4  of drug possession were illegal immigrants.
  • 20 percent of the kidnapping/hostage taking sentences were illegal immigrants.
  • 12 percent of the murder sentences were illegal immigrants.
  • 19.4 percent of national-defense related sentences were illegal immigrants. WashingtonExaminer

Researcher Deborah Schurman-Kauflin Ph.D. of the Violent Crimes Institute 12 month in-depth study of 1,500 violent crimes from January 1999 through April 2006 included serial rapes, serial murders, sexual homicides and child molestation committed by illegal immigrants.

1,500 cases reviewed in the study:

  • 525 (35 %) were child molestations
  • 358 (24 %) were rapes
  • 617 (41 %) were sexual homicides and serial murders

More of the illegal immigrant population is male, sex offenders among illegal immigrants are a higher percentage than sex offenders in the general population.

When examining ICE reports and public records, it is consistent to find sex offenders comprising 2% of illegals apprehended. Based on this 2% figure, which is conservative, there are approximately 240,000 illegal immigrant sex offenders in the United States. Deborah Schurman-Kauflin Ph.D.

In her analysis of the sex-related homicides, Schurman-Kauflin noted:

The murders were the worst of the sex crimes and were especially vicious. The most common method was for an offender to break into a residence and ambush his victims. Not only were victims raped, but some (6%) were mutilated. The crime scenes were very bloody, expressing intense, angry perpetrator personalities. Specifically, most victims were blitzed, rendered incapable of fighting back, and then raped and murdered. The most common method of killing was bludgeoning, followed by stabbing. Caucasians were more likely to become victims of sexual homicide committed by illegal immigrants. Hispanics were second, and African Americans were third. Victims of sexual homicides averaged age 42. However, victims ranged in age from 16-81. Deborah Schurman-Kauflin Ph.D.

To see how extensive the problem is peruse the ICE Public Information News Releases.

A problem is growing with law-enforcement authorities increasingly classifying Hispanic criminals as “white” making it complicated to obtain good statistics on crime by illegal immigrants.  This is reflected in the Texas 10 Most Wanted lists where Hispanic men are classified as “white.”


Illegal Immigrant Deported 6 Times Charged in Felony Hit-and-Run That Injured 2 Young Children

Manuel Perez-Vasques deported 6 times since 2012.

A six-time-deported illegal immigrant has been charged with a felony hit-and-run of an Arizona mother and her two young children on July 4th.   Manuel Perez-Vasques, 29, admitted being high while driving an SUV and allegedly swerving onto the other side of the road crashing into the car.  The 5-year-old reportedly suffered “a significant laceration to the head” and was transported to the hospital by air ambulance, the injured 2-year-old girl was transported by ambulance.

Detectives from the PCSO Vehicular Crimes Unit determined Perez-Vasquez traveled left of center, causing the collision. Perez-Vasquez allegedly showed signs of drug impairment and was placed under arrest on suspicion of driving while impaired by drugs and leaving the scene of an injury collision, a felony. He allegedly confessed to smoking marijuana before the collision.

“He refused to give a blood sample when arrested because he knew he had drugs in his system,” Babeu said. “Detectives had to get a search warrant from a judge to obtain the blood sample.”

Perez-Vasques fled the scene but later returned.

According to the report, Perez-Vasquez refused to tell deputies where he lived and said he didn’t know the name of the person that owned the vehicle he was driving, nor did he know the name of the person that was in the vehicle with him. Maricopa

Accused San Francisco Pier ‘Random Murder’ Shooter Was Illegal Mexican Immigrant Who’d Been Deported Five Times

Kathryn Steinle
Kathryn Steinle

Update:  The gun used to kill a 32-year-old woman on San Francisco’s waterfront was stolen from a federal agent in a car burglary in June, sources close to the investigation said Tuesday, reported The San Francisco chronicle.

Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez entered a plea of not quilty in Spanish. The judge set bail at $5 million. Sanchez could face life in prision if convicted. DailyMail

Kathryn Steinle, 32,  was shot to death in broad daylight,  at random, while walking with her father and a friend along San Francisco’s Pier 14  on Wednesday,

‘There were no words exchanged between the suspect and the victim,’ said Sgt. Michael Andraychak. ‘The victim said something to her family members to the extent that she didn’t feel well, that she just realized something had taken place and she fell to the ground.’  DailyMail

Detained for the murder is Francisco Sanchez an illegal alien with seven prior felony convictions, four of which were for drug charges.   His convictions took place in Texas, Oregon and Arizona. Sanchez had been deported five prior times.

Kate Steinle with her mother Liz, her father Jim, and her brother Brad at her father’s 65 birthday celebration.

 Just hours after the horrific slaying at Pier 14, the tight-knit parents and brother of Kathryn ‘Kate’ Steinle, were still coming to grips with the senseless killing, but had no trouble finding words to describe how special Kate was.

‘She was the most wonderful, loving caring person and if anybody could take anything from this — if you love somebody, just tell them that you love them,’ said brother Brad Steinle.   

‘We loved Kate, and I will love her till the day I die,’ Brad told ABC 7 as he fought off tears. ‘I had the best sister.’

Kate’s mother, 69-year-old Liz Sullivan, recounted the first moments of their family’s nightmare to the San Francisco Chronicle. ‘She just kept saying, ‘Dad, help me, help me.” DailyMail

Sanchez was on probation from Texas and four months ago was arrested and released in the Bay Area for a marijuana arrest. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement  had turned Francisco Sanchez over to authorities in San Francisco on March 26 on an outstanding drug warrant. There was an ICE ‘detainer’, meaning he should have been held and turned over to federal immigration officials instead of being released. Continue reading “Accused San Francisco Pier ‘Random Murder’ Shooter Was Illegal Mexican Immigrant Who’d Been Deported Five Times”

Most Illegal Immigrants Released Before Immigration Hearings Skipped Court Date

immigrationcourtNo surprise that people who illegally entered the U.S. have now illegally missed their court dates.

Tens of thousands of illegal immigrant women and children streamed across the U.S. border last year seeking asylum and protected status, claiming a “credible fear” of going home to the violence in Central America. President Obama addressed the crisis through increased border enforcement, more detention beds, more immigration judges and pressure on political leaders in their home countries.

But a year later, new data obtained exclusively by Fox News shows the policy isn’t stopping the influx. Not only are illegal immigrant women and children continuing to cross the border in large numbers, but the majority charged with crimes aren’t even showing up for court.

“That strategy is obviously a complete failure because such a high percentage of these people who were not detained have simply melted into the larger illegal population and have no fear of immigration enforcement,” said Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies.

Statistics released by the Department of Justice Executive Office of Immigration Review show 84 percent of those adults with children who were allowed to remain free pending trial absconded, and fewer than 4 percent deported themselves voluntarily.  FoxNews

121 Illegal Immigrants Avoid Deportation, Now Charged With Murder

Senator Grassley
Senator Grassley

in 2013 ICE freed 36,007 convicted criminal illegal aliens from detention who were awaiting the outcome of deportation proceedings.  Those illegal aliens had nearly 88,000 convictions including 193 homicide convictions, 426 sexual assault convictions and 303 kidnapping convictions, reported Judicial Watch.

In 2014 an Inspector General audit stated that  ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs) violated the law when it released between February and March  2,226 illegal immigrants, more than 600 of whom had criminal records.

Below is one of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s response to Chairman Grassley and Senator Flake‘s February 25, 2015 Letter.


More than 100 convicted criminals who remained in the U.S. despite receiving deportation orders between 2010 and 2014 now face murder charges, according to the agency charged with carrying out such deportations of illegal immigrants.

U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement reports that 121 convicted criminals who were never removed from the country face murder charges today.

In response, Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., of the Judiciary Committee submitted a letter on June 12 requesting a “multi-departmental response” from Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Secretary of State John Kerry and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

In their letter, Grassley and Sessions cite Immigration and Customs Enforcement statistics that show 1,000 of the 36,007 criminally-convicted illegal immigrants released from custody in fiscal year 2013 have been reconvicted of additional crimes.

The senators wrote that the murders committed by the 121 convicted criminals “could have been avoided” had they not been released.

As a result, Grassley and Sessions are requesting an explanation from the Obama administration officials concerning the government’s decision to release the convicted criminals before deportation.

The senators also ask for information concerning the future of U.S. initiatives to deport convicted criminals and whether immigration officials are “fully leveraging existing tools and resources to prevent these dangerous outcomes.” DailySignal


House Won’t Allow Illegal Aliens To Enlist In Military

Rep. Mo Brooks
Rep. Mo Brooks

DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals-Dreamers) currently does not change military enlistment policy as only U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents are able to enlist or be commissioned as officers in the U.S. military.

The House voted to strike language from the annual defense policy bill that would have allowed illegal aliens (Dreamers) to sign up for the military.  All the no votes (221 to 202) to remove the Dreamer provision came from Republicans, with twenty Republicans voting for the measure. WashingtonTimes

Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala, said in a statement, “Today is a great victory for Americans and lawful immigrants who wish to serve America in our Armed Forces.  I asked my colleagues to consider how much American families are struggling in an anemic job and wage market and how much the Gallego amendment makes job and income prospects for Americans even worse.  It makes no sense to me that, at the same time the Army is downsizing and issuing pink slips to American soldiers serving in Afghanistan, there are Congressmen who seek to help illegal aliens deprive American citizens and lawful immigrants of military service opportunities.

I’m pleased the House chose to stand up for American citizens and protect the Constitutional duty of Congress to set immigration law.  Today’s vote was the fourth rejection of the President’s unconstitutional DACA program, with Republicans overwhelmingly standing up for the will of the American people and the citizens and lawful immigrants who want to serve our country.” Congressman Mo Brooks

Bill Whittle: Brass Tacks On Immigration

The current White House administration thanks that when hordes of illegal aliens invade our country they have guaranteed rights;  a “guaranteed right to hormone therapy for transgendered illegal aliens, a prospective Attorney General saying that illegals have the same right to a job as US citizens or legal immigrants”, social security, voting rights…

Amnesty For Four Million Illegal Immigrants Cost To Americans

dollar-sign-mdAmnesty for four million illegal immigrants could cost Americans $2 trillion, about $40 billion a year, over the next 50 years, the Heritage Foundation projects.

That equates to:

30 cents extra for every gallon of gas bought by Americans.
Or a $10 monthly fee added to every cellphone.
Or a $22,000 tax on every American graduate’s four-year college degree.

The $2 trillion cost is driven by the federal government’s support for all poor people, says Robert Rector, a budget analyst at the Heritage Foundation. Rector explained that, on average, the illegal immigrants benefiting from the amnesty have a 10th grade education.

That low education ensures they can’t earn enough money, or pay enough taxes, to pay for the many benefits they’ll get if they progress from temporary residents to legal residents and then to citizens, Rector said.

These various benefits add up to roughly $50,000 a year for each household, but those households can and do pay only about $13,000 a year in federal taxes, leaving a gap of roughly $40,000 between payments and benefits, Rector said.

That gap is effectively filled by payments from intact, college-education households which normally pay $30,000 more in taxes than they receive in benefits. “It takes all of the net taxes paid by one college-educated family [household] to pay for one of these immigrant households,” he said.

Rector draws his estimate from a May 2013 analysis he completed for Heritage, which predicted a $6.3 trillion, 50-year cost if all 12 million illegals in the country were granted amnesty.

Currently, government spends roughly $50 billion a year supporting the children and families of illegal immigrants. Much of that costs consists of free schooling and medical care for the U.S.-born kids of illegals.

Online:  The Daily Caller:  Obama’s Amnesty Will Cost $22,000 Per US College Grad

February ICE Release of Illegal Immigrants Unlawful, Audit Finds

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs) violated the law when it released thousands of illegal immigrants last February, more than 600 of whom had criminal records, according to an Inspector General audit released this week. The audit blamed poor planning, ignorance of the law, and bad leadership from Washington.

Investigators said the problems lay at the senior levels of ICE itself, finding that top officials botched planning, didn’t inform their own superiors of the problems and didn’t even know the law required them to hold 34,000 immigrants a day until they were reminded of it by congressional staffers…

Between Feb. 9 and March 1, ICE released 2,226 immigrants, and 622 of those had criminal records, including 34 “Level 1” offenders, which includes all aggravated felony convictions. San Francisco’s ICE office alone released 11 of those Level 1 offenders.

When the releases became public, ICE agents tried to re-arrest many of the immigrants, picking up 24 of the Level 1 offenders, 30 Level 2 offenders who had lesser felonies or multiple misdemeanors and four Level 3 offenders who had a misdemeanor conviction.

The releases were so haphazard that only one of two dozen ICE offices had a lawyer available to review the detainees it was releasing, the IG said. Investigators said the ICE officers at the ground level did their best, including trying to screen people to make sure those with gang affiliations weren’t released.

Online:  Washington Times Obama administration’s release of illegal immigrants unlawful, audit finds