DOJ gave illegals 'sanctuaries' million$ / 10 illegals per day-fake licenses/Illegal targets Columbia Sportswear's CEO

+ deportations drop, 63% of which are denied by fed. judges

here's the news jorge ramos will never cover, read or acknowledge

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www.foxnews.com//us/2010/11/12/doj-gave-millions-sanctuary-c

DOJ Gave Millions to Illegal Immigrant 'Sanctuaries,' Report Finds

By Joshua Rhett Miller

Published November 12, 2010

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Nov. 1: Natalia Garcia Pasmanick yells at a protest of Arizona's new immigration law while Raymond Herrera, rear, holds up an Arizona flag in support of its immigration law outside of a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals building in San Francisco, a sanctuary county and city that received $754,853 in SCAAP grant money in 2010.

Nov. 1: Natalia Garcia Pasmanick yells at a protest of Arizona's new immigration law while Raymond Herrera, rear, holds up an Arizona flag in support of its immigration law outside of a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals building in San Francisco, a sanctuary county and city that received $754,853 in SCAAP grant money in 2010. (AP Photo)

The Department of Justice has spent tens of millions of dollars this year to compensate more than two dozen states, counties and cities for their costs of jailing illegal immigrants -- even though those communities have adopted policies that obstruct immigration enforcement, according to a recently released report.

"Subsidizing Sanctuaries: The State Criminal Alien Assistance Program," a report from the Center for Immigration Studies, found that the federal grant program commonly known as SCAAP allocated $62.2 million -- more than 15 percent of its $400 million total -- to 27 jurisdictions that are widely considered to be "sanctuary communities."

Some of those jurisdictions -- including San Francisco, Chicago and California's Santa Clara County -- are even trying to opt-out of Secure Communities, a program that automatically alerts Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials when criminal illegal immigrants are booked into jail, according to the report.

Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies and a co-author of the report, said that the grant system as currently structured makes little sense.

"Basically, the federal government is subsidizing through this grant program jurisdictions that on the one hand are complaining about the cost of illegal immigration and demanding reimbursement from the federal government, while at the same time they have policies in place that make their locality a magnet for illegal aliens," Vaughan told FoxNews.com.

"And that's just illogical," she said.

According to Department of Justice figures cited in the report, five of the top 10 SCAAP grants to localities and two of the top 10 grants to states went to jurisdictions that are considered sanctuaries. That includes $14.2 million to Los Angeles County, $13.4 million to New York City and $88 million to the state of California.

Rather than award SCAAP grants to jurisdictions that incur costs of incarcerating undocumented criminal aliens, Vaughan said federal officials should use the grant program as an incentive for communities to participate in immigration enforcement programs like Secure Communities or the 287(g) program, which trains deputies to check the immigration status of individuals they arrest and has identified more than 180,000 illegal immigrants for deportation nationwide since 2006.

In a statement obtained by FoxNews.com, U.S. Rep. Gary Miller, R-Calif., said he disagreed with funding sanctuary cities using SCAAP grants and called on the Obama administration to take action.

"In its lawsuit challenging the Arizona immigration law, the Obama administration claims that the law creates a patchwork of immigration enforcement," Miller's statement read. "If this is the case, then the Obama administration should also sue sanctuary cities, for their policies are arguably a 'patchwork' of immigration enforcement as well. It is time for the administration to end its double standard."

To that end, Miller has authored legislation -- the Loophole Elimination and Verification Enforcement Act, or LEAVE -- that would prohibit sanctuary communities from receiving both Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security funds.

"I hope the next Congress will take up this commonsense proposal and penalize sanctuary cities for their irresponsible policies," Miller's statement concluded.

In a statement to FoxNews.com, the Department of Justice said it administers the SCAAP grants in accordance with legislation authorizing the program and passed by Congress.

"Funding under this program is provided to any eligible jurisdiction that incurs costs associated with detaining criminal aliens," the statement read. "SCAAP does not inhibit, but rather supports the accountability process by reimbursing local agency costs for detaining illegal aliens who commit crimes."

The statement continued, "Making any jurisdiction ineligible for these funds could have an unintended consequence -- creating a disincentive to detain criminals who are greater flight risks and pose a danger to our communities. The Department of Justice is committed to providing support to our state and local partners to protect the safety of communities."

Bob Dane, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, suggested that the number of sanctuary communities would reduce significantly if the DOJ grants were discontinued.

"One of the best fixes is to deny state and federal funding to the places that harbor illegal aliens," Dane said. "The entire country is slowly but surely moving from a sanctuary mentality to a 'fix it' mentality, but you've got these remaining pockets of resistance, many of them in big cities."

Dane continued, "You hit 'em where it hurts, in the wallet, and maybe they'll get it. We're reimbursing cities for a problem of their own making."

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www.nwcn.com/news/State-Ten-drivers-a-day-trying-to-get-fake

State: Ten drivers a day try to get fake licenses

by DREW MIKKELSEN / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on November 11, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 11 at 5:34 PM

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- As many as ten people a day who are applying for Washington State driver's licenses are not who they say they are, according to the Department of Licensing.

The DOL said it is finding out about the cases because of new facial recognition software.

The state started using the technology only for enhanced drivers licenses back in 2009, but on Oct. 29, the software began being used on all photos taken at a DOL office.

The software compares an individual’s photo with the other 12 million license photos in the state's database.

Pictures that appear to match other license holder's are checked by investigators.

A DOL spokesperson said the new software is expected to crackdown on identity theft.

"The financial impacts of identity theft are tremendous," said Tony Sermonti.

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the columbia sportswear commercials' "tough grandma" character

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Just Doing Kidnappings That Americans Aren't Doing

The man who attacked Gert Boyle of Columbia Sportswear is apparently an illegal alien. He's currently on an ICE hold at the Clackamas County Jail.
Will Oregon and the local authorities NOW re think our tacit sanctuary policy for illegal aliens?
Dani Countryman wasn't enough apparently but maybe a big shot being kidnapped, robbed and victimized will be enough???

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www.thenewstribune.com/2010/11/12/1421358/deportations-drop-

Deportations of illegal immigrants drop in the Northwest for second year

The number of deportations of illegal immigrants from Washington, Oregon and Alaska dropped by nearly 9 percent during the past fiscal year, while deportations of immigrants considered convicted criminals were on the rise, according to new federal data.

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Report: Judges deny 63 percent of deportation requests

BY CINDY CARCAMO
2010-11-11

Federal immigration judges in Los Angeles rejected 63 percent of deportation requests this year filed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials — the third highest number in the nation, according to a report by a data-gathering organization at Syracuse University.

One of the primary reasons for the rejections appears to be that judges found the government had no legitimate grounds for seeking a removal order, according to the report released Tuesday by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. The Los Angeles Immigration Court serves Orange County, as well as other surrounding counties.

Remember, thanks to our new enlightened policies Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials only seek to deport the most savage convicted criminals.

The number of denials in Los Angeles has significantly increased in the last couple of years, peaking in Fiscal Year 2010, according to the report. That rejection rate is mirrored in large cities such as New York City, Portland, and Miami. Los Angeles ranks third for highest deportation denials…

ICE officials said in a written statement that the administration is still committed to prioritizing the arrest and removal efforts of those who are in the country illegally that pose a danger to public safety.

"It appears that the report fails to take into account many factors, including the fact that immigration courts are independently authorized to allow illegal aliens to remain in the United States," said the statement, released by ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice.

It would appear to us that the new Republican House of Representatives might want to take a long hard look at these immigration courts.

The report comes a little more than a month after Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced a record number of immigration removals at a Washington, D.C., press conference. The agency has touted their new focus on deporting the "worst of worst" people in the country illegally.

"In 2010, ICE has removed more than 195,000 convicted criminals — a record number," Kice said in the statement.

Think about it. 63% of these convicted criminals – the "worst of the worst" – are being allowed to stay in the country thanks to (unelected) immigration judges.

The report stated that in Los Angeles, 27 percent of the cases were turned down in 2010 because the court determined there were no grounds for removal of the person in question. About 29 percent were granted some sort of relief to remain in the country…

Being in this country illegally and being convicted of a felony are not "grounds for removal"? And why should such people be granted any relief to stay in this country, unless it is to face imprisonment or execution?

Susan Long, co-author of the report, said they were unable to determine why there were no grounds for deportation in the cases in question because ICE officials refused to release the information…

"The poor targeting of government removal efforts documented by the Immigration Court data shows that scarce resources such as the investigative time of ICE agents are being wasted and that the ability of the government to deport those who should be removed from the country therefore has been reduced," the report said. "Poor targeting that weakens the government is inefficient.”

Somehow we don’t think this is an accident.

But this stunning report aside, we still have to wonder why on earth we are deporting convicted criminals instead of locking them up. After all, they will surely just come back to the US.

Should we be deporting the ones we consider relatively harmless, since we are in effect just setting them free?



This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, November 12th, 2010 at 12:06 am.
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