Wednesday, July 11, 2012
OBAMA CLOSES BORDER PATROL STATIONS IN FOUR STATES
Times are tough but Obama is now using his fiscal failure to shut down nine Border Patrol stations across four states, resulting in a wave of backlash from local law enforcement, Congress and Border Patrol agents.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it is closing the nine border stations in order to reassign agents to high-priority areas closer to the border, but critics of Obama’s latest political pandering say the closures will undermine efforts to stop drug and human traffickers in well-traveled corridors north of the U.S.-Mexico border.
The stations set to close in about six months in Texas include: Lubbock, Amarillo, Dallas, San Angelo, Abilene and San Antonio. The other three are in Billings, Mont.; Twin Falls, Idaho; and Riverside, Calif.
OBAMA ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION POLICY CHALLENGED BY CHICAGO
Obama’s former chief of staff Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced at a news conference on Tuesday that he would propose an ordinance to exclude Chicago from participating in the mandatory federal Secure Communities program, or otherwise barring police officers from handing over illegal immigrants to federal agents if they do not have serious criminal convictions or outstanding criminal warrants.
“If you have no criminal record, being part of a community is not a problem for you,” Mr. Emanuel said, speaking at a high school library in Little Village, a Latino neighborhood. “We want to welcome you to the city of Chicago.”
Emanuel is turning a blindeye to illegal immigration in Chicago as part of his goal to make Chicago the “most immigrant-friendly city in the country.” He also hopes that removing the fear of deportation will encourage illegal immigrants to contact police regarding other crimes considering homicides in the city are up 39 percent from just one year ago.