The overwhelming majority of illegal immigrants arrested by federal authorities in 2020 had an average of four criminal convictions or charges, according to a year-end report published by the government. In the document Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reveals it arrested 103,603 illegal aliens last fiscal year with a total of more than 374,000 convictions and charges. […]
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President-elect Joe Biden’s national security team is more radical than Obama’s was, with key members showing a lifetime of softness toward Communist China, Iran, radical Islamists, and Russia. The Center’s J. Michael Waller and John Rossomando went down the list of Biden’s announced appointees in a January 13 webinar titled “More Extreme than Obama: […]
“They’ve been protecting Hillary Clinton, they’ve been protecting Obama, they’ve been protecting the Deep State,” – Attorney General Barr’s resignation amidst a contested presidential election dominated last week’s political airwaves. On Friday, Fitton reminded viewers that “AG Barr or at least the Justice Department under AG Barr has been a black hole in terms of […]
It’s almost as though Hillary Clinton couldn’t abide Joe Biden getting all the corruption attention. Her people just had to stick their fingers in the Ukraine cookie jar. It’s all coming out now because of our lawsuit. We received 38 pages of records from the State Department revealing that Ukraine Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko […]
WATCH: ObamaGate Movie | With Dean Cain & Kristy Swanson | Co-Produced By The Unreported Story Society ABOUT OBAMAGATE OFFICIAL MOVIE Co-produced by the Unreported Story Society and Tom Fitton’s Judicial Watch, the ObamaGate Movie exposes the Deep State plot to undermine the Trump candidacy and presidency and it reveals the lies behind the […]
An ISIS terrorist indicted by a federal grand jury for providing material support to the militant Islamist group has been released by federal authorities in Oregon. Even for the famously liberal west coast it may seem unbelievable, especially since a Republican appointee heads the Department of Justice (DOJ), the agency that made the bizarre decision. […]
Iran utilized media bias in order to conduct a disinformation campaign aimed at the Trump campaign according to senior intelligence officials. In a Justice Department press conference Wednesday evening, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and FBI Director Christopher Wray highlighted an attempt by the Islamic Republic of Iran to manipulate U.S. voters. Using purloined […]
In this clip from the Q&A of the Center for Security Policy’s recent webinar “Rise of Anti-Semitism and the Progressive Assault on the West,” David Wurmser, Director of the Center’s Program on Global Anti-Semitism and the US-Israel Relationship, Juliana Pilon, Senior Fellow of the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization, and Joel […]
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for records that the Secret Service claims to have destroyed related to a reported physical altercation between a Secret Service Agent and Joe Biden at a photo op in 2009 ( Judicial Watch v. U.S. […]
A federal court has ruled in favor of a professor thrown under the bus by his public college after a Muslim student claimed the Islamic terrorism portion of a world politics class violated his Constitutional rights. The course is offered at Scottsdale Community College (SCC) in Arizona, which is part of the Maricopa County Community […]
Good news! A California court authorized our taxpayer lawsuit to move forward against a California law that mandates gender quotas for corporate boards. The court held that our clients have standing to sue under state law, and our attorneys will now proceed to discovery, including depositions of various officials. This action comes in the case (Robin […]
A Maryland county that offers illegal immigrants sanctuary keeps releasing dangerous criminals from jail to shield them from federal authorities, most recently a man from El Salvador who raped a seven-year-old girl multiple times. Rather than honor a detainer issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), officials in Montgomery County freed the child rapist on […]
Illustrating the national security threats created by the nation’s immigration system, the overwhelming majority of individuals convicted of terrorism are foreigners who entered the United States legally through various federal programs. Three out of every four convicted terrorists between September 11, 2001 and December 31, 2016 are foreign born and came to the United States […]
Perhaps Hillary Clinton thinks she can run out the clock on our efforts to get to the bottom of her scandalous email schemes. Recall that she is resisting, through an emergency appeal, a court order to us about her emails. (The appellate hearing on her testimony, btw, has been officially set for June 2.) Now […]
WATCH: #Obamagate RELATED VIDEOS: Tom Fitton w/ The Daily Caller: NEW #SPYGATE DEVELOPMENTS, #COVID19 Cash Lawsuit in CA, & MORE! Chris Farrell: Obama’s Team Needs to Be Charged with SEDITION over #SpyGate Targeting of Trump/Flynn EDITORS NOTE: This Judicial Watch video is republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.