Sanctuary Cities – Thank Your Officials For Harboring Illegals and Murders They Commit

Trey Gowdy: Questions Department Of Justice On Continued Sanctuary Cities / Illegal Immigration
Committee of Judiciary: Sept 27th, 2016

Judicial Watch
September 15, 2016

Sanctuary Jurisdictions Protect Nearly 12,000 Criminal Illegal Immigrants in 19 Months

The recent murder committed by a twice-deported illegal immigrant gangbanger in a Maryland sanctuary county makes the following information both enraging and unbelievable; nearly 12,000 illegal immigrants with criminal histories were protected from federal authorities by sanctuary jurisdictions in the U.S. during a 19-month period, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) figures obtained by the Washington D.C.-based Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).

A few weeks ago CIS published a map identifying about 300 jurisdictions that have official policies shielding illegal aliens from federal authorities. During a 19-month stretch from January 1, 2014, to September 30, 2015, more than 17,000 federal detainers were rejected by these sanctuary jurisdictions, CIS found. Around 11,800 of the detainers, or 68%, were issued for individuals with a prior criminal history. “According to ICE statistics, since the Obama administration implemented the new Priority Enforcement Program in July 2015 restricting ICE use of detainers, the number of rejected detainers has declined,” CIS writes in a report accompanying the map. “However, the number of detainers issued by ICE also has declined in 2016, so it is not clear if the new policies are a factor.”

The bottom line is that hundreds of local governments across the nation shield illegal immigrants from the feds, even when they have engaged in criminal activity. In some cases they go on to commit heinous crimes that receive widespread media attention. Judicial Watch has reported many of them and launched investigations, obtaining public records from the jurisdictions that protected the criminal aliens.

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CNS News
Tom Fitton
August 10, 2016

Obama Administration Rewards Sanctuary Cities That Shield Violent Illegal Immigrants

You and I are less safe on the streets these days because President Barack Obama and his Justice Department reward localities that openly break the law. Our Corruption Chronicles blog has the disturbing story:

“The Obama Administration rewards sanctuary states, counties and cities that shield violent illegal immigrants from deportation with hundreds of millions of dollars in federal grants and one of the biggest recipients recently made headlines for protecting a serial criminal who murdered a young woman.

“The money flows through the Department of Justice (DOJ), the agency responsible for enforcing the law and defending the interests of the United States. The DOJ is also charged with providing federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, according to its mission statement, and seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior.

“Apparently this doesn’t apply to local governments that support the president’s broad open borders policies, even when they violate federal law. The DOJ doled out $342,168,401 to 10 sanctuary states and cities that proudly reject federal claims for criminal illegal aliens earmarked for removal, according to the agency’s independent watchdog.

“Last year Judicial Watch obtained records showing that violent crime—including murder and rape—in the Bay area has skyrocketed since the San Francisco Sheriff and City Council expanded illegal alien sanctuary policies in 2013. Under the ordinance San Francisco law enforcement agencies are required to ignore most U.S. Immigration and “Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers. Judicial Watch is also investigating whether the city violated the law again with its sanctuary policy that led to the release of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an illegal immigrant deported five times who gunned down Kate Steinle at one of the most popular tourist spots in San Francisco.

“Two cities—New York and Chicago—got $60,091,942 and $28,523,222 respectively from the DOJ and Philadelphia followed with $16,505,312. South Florida’s Miami-Dade County received $10,778,815, Milwaukee, Wisconsin got $7,539,572, Cook County, Illinois $6,018,544, Clark County, Nevada $6,257,9851 and Orleans Parish, Louisiana $4,737,964.

…The good news is the Justice Department IG agrees with Judicial Watch’s legal concerns about sanctuary cities – concerns that we have sued repeatedly over (most recently in San Francisco).  In city after city, the IG concludes that sanctuary policies that tie the hands of police cooperation with the feds on immigration matters are “inconsistent with the plain language of Section 1373 [federal law] prohibiting a local government from restricting a local official from sending immigration status information to ICE.”

Because of this IG analysis – and most importantly pressure from Congressman John Culbertson (R-TX) – the Obama Justice Department reversed course and is now requiring recipients of Justice Department grant monies to certify that they are complying with federal immigration law.  Cities with sanctuary policies can’t do this – so the spigot of tax dollars for this lawlessness may actually be turned off finally.

You can read the article HERE.

 

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And yet, the practice continues.  This Administration has become so blatantly obvious in its thwarting and disrespecting our laws that they are no longer even denying the charges.  January 2017 can not come soon enough unless Hillary finds a way to buy into the oval office in which case we are screwed.

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BREAKING: Trey Gowdy Set To Unleash Hell On Democrats Regarding New Benghazi Information

Posted on June 7, 2016 by DCWhispers There is no need to read between the lines within a just-released and scathing memo from Congressman Trey Gowdy to fellow Congressman Elijah Cummings. In this memo, Congressman Gowdy accuses Cummings and his fellow Democrats of a continued effort to keep the truth of the Benghazi Massacre from the American people. Then Gowdy concludes by informing Cummings that effort is about to end – in a big way. It isn’t often so much seething rage is so openly conveyed under the guise of polite language. Whatever Gowdy has uncovered appears to be very … Continue reading

The Benghazi Hearings: Chairman Trey Gowdy’s Opening Statement

Press Release – as prepared for delivery – video runs 14:40 Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods served our country with courage and with honor.  They were killed under circumstances most of us could never imagine.  Under cover of darkness, terrorists poured through the front gate of our facility and attacked our people and our property with machine guns, mortars and fire. It is important we remember how these four men died. It is equally important we remember how and why they lived. They were more than four images on a television screen.  They were husbands, fathers, … Continue reading

Rep. Trey Gowdy: We’re breaking new ground

From: usatoday.com,  by Trey Gowdy,  on Oct 7, 2015,  see the article HERE. This Benghazi committee has interviewed 41 witnesses no other committee interviewed. The American people will judge the Select Committee on Benghazi on our actions, not the words of others unfamiliar with our work. Similarly, those calling for an end to the committee are either satisfied with an incomplete inquiry into the deaths of four Americans in Libya or unconcerned with accountability as it relates to the public record. This committee has interviewed 41 witnesses no other committee interviewed. Seven were eyewitnesses to the attacks. We have reviewed … Continue reading

Trey Gowdy’s Questions During House Judiciary Hearing on Planned Parenthood

A short segment of the hearing held yesterday regarding actions and funding of Planned Parenthood. A slightly gentler side of Gowdy but effective nonetheless. While these hearings bring about answers to many questions, it would be even better if they also brought about some accountability to the folks being questioned. It should be mandatory for every member of Congress to watch all of those videos exposing the actions of Planned Parenthood. The only reason that PP’s actions are illegal is because they’re doing it for profit. Killing babies and cutting them up for spare parts is legal, and that we have … Continue reading

Trey Gowdy Compares Hillary’s Case to Another Scandal

From IJ Review: Trey Gowdy brought his usual candid insight into the Hillary email scandal and discussed a related case that led to General David Petraeus receiving 2 years probation and a $100,000 fine. Petraeus plead guilty to a “misdemeanor count of removing and retaining classified information.” The violation arose from sharing classified information with his biographer Paula Broadwell, with whom the general had an extramarital affair. Gowdy was not quick to made a direct comparison, but he did lay out the heart of the matter: “The lady out in front of the Department of Justice wears a blindfold and … Continue reading

Donald Trump Would Pick Trey Gowdy for Attorney General

From Political Insider: Donald Trump is taking the 2016 Presidential campaign by storm! Trump, who would be a bold defender of conservative principles in the White House, announced on Twitter who his pick for Attorney General is. His choice is South Carolina conservative Rep. Trey Gowdy (R), who continues to Chair the U.S. House of Representative’s Select Committee on Benghazi. Gowdy has been a consistent thorn in the side of the Obama administration, exposing the White House’s incompetence on issues ranging from amnesty, IRS abuses, and the illegal deletion of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails. As Trump tweeted, “@HillaryClinton’s … Continue reading

Benghazi investigators ponder: Is State Dept. lying, or is Hillary?

From: washingtonexaminer.com,  by Byron York,  on June 18, 2015,  see the article HERE. Emphasis is Garnet92’s   Last March, when Hillary Clinton made her first public comments on the secret email system she maintained while secretary of state, she took care to say she had turned over everything to the State Department. “I … provided all my emails that could possibly be work-related,” Clinton told reporters. “I believe I have met all of my responsibilities and … the State Department will be able, over time, to release all of the records that were provided.” The message was clear. Clinton had … Continue reading

Benghazi Committee Receives 4,000 New State Dept Documents

From McClatchyDC: The House committee investigating the fatal attacks in Benghazi, Libya announced Thursday that it had received 4,000 pages of new documents from the State Department. Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. said he received the documents and notes from the State Department Benghazi Accountability Review Board, which was created by the department after the attacks to examine the administration’s response. It is the first time ARB documents have been turned over to Congress. The documents have not been reviewed by the other groups that investigated the 2012 attacks. “The Benghazi Committee continues to build the most comprehensive and complete record … Continue reading

Trey Gowdy’s Most Recent Statement on Benghazi

From Politico: Trey Gowdy: I ‘lack the authority’ to subpoena Hillary Clinton’s server Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said that while the House has authority to issue a subpoena for the server on which the former secretary of state stored her personal and professional emails, the Select Committee on Benghazi has a “more limited jurisdiction.” “For my committee, which has a more limited jurisdiction, we, No. 1, lack the authority under House rules to subpoena the server,” Gowdy said in an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. “The House as an entity, it’s an open legal question, but most experts … Continue reading

Hillary Clinton to testify before Trey Gowdy – grab the popcorn!

Former U.S. Attorney: ‘Hillary Clinton Is Going to Have to Testify in a Federal Court’ From: breitbart.com, by: John Nolte, on: April 1, 2015, see the article HERE. Regarding her 50 year quest to be president, Hillary Clinton is entering a legitimate danger zone on a number of fronts. One of the reasons Democrats have stood by her throughout this email scandal has been her poll numbers against all potential GOP challengers. Democrats had convinced themselves that voters wouldn’t care about the scandal, or at least that was the public spin. No more. Two new polls in key swing states show … Continue reading

Trey Gowdy Demands Hillary’s Server

  Right Wing News: Republican Trey Gowdy is now demanding that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton turn over her private email server to his Benghazi investigation committee so that Congress might have all the communications pertinent to the investigation. Clinton has been involved in a major scandal over the fact that she used a private email system instead of the legal government-based email services. Investigators fear that Clinton deleted tens of thousands of emails and no one knows what was in them. Finally, Gowdy is demanding that Congress get a look at all these emails. Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy, … Continue reading

Trey Gowdy Shares Susan Brooks’ Weekly Address

The following video was gently borrowed from Trey Gowdy’s FB page where he shared the Weekly Republican Address with Rep. Susan Brooks speaking on behalf of the Benghazi Select Committee. Ms. Brooks’ request is surely falling on deaf ears as Hitlery has already given you all you’ll get from her, at least voluntarily. She said in her statement that her server will remain personal, so she has no intention of sharing it. The committee will simply have to find another way. ~Kathy

Trey Gowdy’s got Hillary by the [bleep] even if she deleted emails – here’s how!

A follow-up on: There are gaps of “months and months and months” of the Hillary e-mails article From: hotair.com, by: Allahpundit, on: March 9, 2015, see the article HERE, red emphasis is Garnet92’s. Via the Standard, Jazz touched on this last night but it deserves extra attention. At the moment, E-mailgate is three scandals in one. (Maybe four eventually, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.) The first is Clinton violating her own department’s regulations on sticking to official government e-mail accounts for official government business. Not only didn’t she comply with that, she didn’t make a pretense of complying: Her … Continue reading

Gowdy: ‘Gaps of Months and Months and Months’ of Hillary’s Emails

From: weeklystandard.com, by: Daniel Halper, on: March 8, 2015, see the article HERE. Rep. Trey Gowdy, the chairman of the committee investigating Benghazi, said that there are “gaps of months and months and months” of Hillary Clinton’s emails missing: “There are gaps of months and months and months,” said Gowdy. “If you think to that iconic picture of her on a C-17 flying to Libya–she has sunglasses on, she has her handheld device in her hand, we have no e-mails from that day. In fact we have no e-mails from that trip. So it strains credibility to believe that if … Continue reading

Trey Gowdy’s had it with Benghazi committee Dems and here’s why …

  From: bizpacreview.com, by Michael Dorstewitz, January 29. 2015, read it all HERE A bitter partisan battle is developing among members of the House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attack chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy and Democrats bent on limiting access to witnesses. And a potential clash between Gowdy and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is waiting in the wings. The Democratic members, headed by Maryland’s Elijah Cummings, seek veto power over the committee’s subpoenas and object to Gowdy’s examination of witnesses by only the GOP members. The Democrats would rather debate the matter than hear what the witnesses … Continue reading

Gowdy: Benghazi Hearing Today at 10:30

  The latest announcement from Trey Gowdy: Benghazi Select Committee hearing TODAY at 10:30 AM ET. Our responsibility, as set forth by the House Resolution, is to produce the definitive report on what happened before, during and after the attacks in Benghazi so we can help keep our fellow Americans safe. We cannot do our job without obtaining a complete record of the events. This hearing speaks to the broader issue of ensuring Executive branch transparency, accountability and timely cooperation with Congressional oversight. Watch live @ http://benghazi.house.gov/ ~ ~ ~ Letter of response from Chairman Gowdy and Statement from the … Continue reading

BENGHAZI INQUEST COMPROMISED? Has Gowdy has been warned away or threatened?

 Admirals, Generals: ‘I think Gowdy has been warned away or threatened’ From: wnd.com,  by: Jerome R. Corsi, 1/18/2015 The independent Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi, or CCB, has been doing its own investigation and working behind the scenes for the past year and a half to make sure Congress does the job the executive branch has failed to do: Namely, to get to the truth of what happened and to hold people accountable. A major step forward took place last May when Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced the creation of a Select Committee to investigate, after about 190 … Continue reading

Gowdy’s Latest Statement on Benghazi Hearings

  From House.gov: Select Committee on Benghazi Holds Closed Meetings January 14, 2015 Press Release Washington, DC – The Select Committee on Benghazi held a closed-door, classified briefing this week with the Department of State about the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks that left the U.S. ambassador to Libya, a State Department communications officer and two U.S. security agents dead. “The Select Committee met in closed session to discuss the facts surrounding the attacks on our Mission Facility and Annex in Benghazi,” said Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. “The Department of State provided new information to the committee and answered … Continue reading