Past Features

February 7, 2016

Washington Examiner -- February 4, 2016 
Border agent: 'We might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether'
    In a shocking reversal of policy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are being told to release illegal immigrants and no longer order them to appear at deportation hearings, essentially a license to stay in the United States, a key agent testified Thursday.
    What's more, the stand down order includes a requirement that the whereabouts of illegals released are not to be tracked.
    "We might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether," suggested agent Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council.
    Testifying on the two-year border surge of immigrant youths, Judd said the policy shift was prompted by Obama administration "embarrassment" that just over half of illegals ordered to appear in court actually do.
    "The willful failure to show up for court appearances by persons that were arrested and released by the Border Patrol has become an extreme embarrassment for the Department of Homeland Security. It has been so embarrassing that DHS and the U.S. attorney's office has come up with a new policy," he testified before the immigration subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee.
    The biggest change: Undocumented immigrants are no longer given a "notice to appear" order, because they simply ignore them. Judd said that border agents jokingly refer to the NTAs as "notices to disappear."

Jeff Sessions: Paul Ryan's Omnibus Spending Bill Explains "Why Voters Are In Open Rebellion"
    Sen. Jeff Sessions took to the Senate floor to oppose the omnibus spending bill pushed by House Speaker Paul Ryan and establishment Republicans with Democratic votes.
    “There is a reason that GOP voters are in open rebellion,” Sessions said. “They have come to believe that their party's elites are not only uninterested in defending their interests but --- as with this legislation, and fast-tracking the President's international trade pact --- openly hostile to them. This legislation represents a further disenfranchisement of the American voter.”