Michigan: Citizens Organize to Oppose Home for Unaccompanied Alien Children in Their Community

EDITORS NOTE:  I am posting this story here and at RRW today because it supports my recent harangue that you must get to work locally!  There is no one coming to your rescue as the Open Borders agitators expand their reach into towns large and small across the country.

They are working day and night to change America by changing the people!

The only hope you have now is to fight against the Progressive Left where you live!  Local elected officials can still be moved through public pressure, there really is no hope at the state or federal level right now.


Here is a brief report of what is happening in Alma, Michigan where a federal resettlement subcontractor is planning to open a “home” for Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) who are not refugees, but have recently invaded the southern border.

See data: mostly teenaged males! And, don’t you dare use the word “alien” says the Biden Administration.

These local citizens speaking up against the plan are doing what you should be doing where you live because I will bet the ‘religious’ Leftwingers are a step ahead of you and have either begun moving ‘new Americans’ to your community or have you in their sites.

From the Epoch Times:

Resettlement of Unaccompanied Minors Divides Michigan Town

ALMA, Mich.—A proposal to open a 36-bed residential resettlement facility for illegal alien teenagers in a small central Michigan city has ignited a firestorm of opposition from its citizens.

An estimated 400 people attended the City of Alma Planning Commission’s July 12 public hearing to voice their opinions on the issue. The planning commission is expected to make a recommendation to the city commission on Aug. 4 on whether to approve a request for the conditional rezoning of a recently closed nursing home facility owned by Michigan Masonic Home—also known as Masonic Pathways—a fraternal philanthropic nonprofit organization.

Bethany Christian Services, a nonprofit corporation based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, that would operate the facility, has signed a letter of intent to lease the 6.1-acre property for an annual rent of $385,440, for the purpose of running what it calls “a small group shelter for the short-term care of low-risk youth from 12 to 17 years of age.” Bethany’s goal is to connect the youths with relatives or place them in foster homes.

The Alma shelter, and other such arrangements across Michigan and beyond, are part of the Biden administration’s effort to disseminate the thousands of migrants surging across the United States’ southern border and throughout the interior of the country, and place them in what it calls “influx sites.”

During the month of March, more than 19,000 unaccompanied minors were taken into custody at the southern border by Border Patrol, the largest monthly number in U.S. history.

Bethany Christian Services (subcontractor of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service*** located in Baltimore, MD) says it doesn’t cost Michigan anything because the feds are footing the bill.  Well, obviously the federal money is our money!

Moving them in secrecy!

Media organizations operating in Texas have reported for weeks that unaccompanied children taken into custody at the U.S.–Mexico border are being flown on U.S. military or other government-supplied airplanes to undisclosed destinations. The locations aren’t being divulged out of “concern for the safety of the children,” one federal official said.

At the public hearing in Alma, a spokesperson for Bethany Christian Services explained how the process is paid for, saying: “Everything is fully funded by the U.S. government.

“This program doesn’t cost the state of Michigan anything.

Bethany plays the Christian card….

“Bethany’s mission is to demonstrate the love and compassion of Jesus by protecting children. It is a moral issue.”

Audience member Dr. Jeff Smith, who strongly opposes the proposed resettlement center in Alma, appeared to take offense at the claim that the issue is a moral one.

“Don’t lecture me about what’s morally right,” he said. “I went to these countries on medical mission trips. I’m not going to be told I am morally bad by people who stand to make millions.”

There is more here.

Here is more information that shows that the citizens of Alma are doing their homework!

Just so you know, you may see less of me because I plan to spend more time taking my own advice!

***I wrote about the role of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, one of two major refugee contractors (US Conference of Catholic Bishops is the second major government contractor) who are paid to ‘take care of’ the mostly teenaged border jumpers here in April.

See that the largest portion of LIRS federal boodle is for UAC ‘care.’

I have many posts both here and at RRW about ‘Unaccompanied Alien Children’ so use my search function on my home page to find more.

Endnote:  As you know there is a contact form on my homepage and I usually write back to those of you with questions.  However, I have noticed that I rarely get a response to those e-mails.  So please check your spam folders from time to time.

Additionally, a couple of readers reported recently that my posts were going to their spam folders.

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U.S. borders open to any and all, including jihad terrorists — but not Cubans fleeing Communism

Recently the Cuban people did an almost unheard-of thing. Risking life and limb, they took to the streets to protest their horrific treatment under the Communist regime that has kept the nation in slavery since the putsch that put the Castro brothers in power in 1959. Today, the Cuban people have had enough as the failed Communist economy denies them even life’s most basic necessities. “There’s no food, no medicine, there is no freedom. They do not let us live,” one protester told the BBC.

While this was happening, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas made a stunning statement. Directly addressing the Cuban people, he said, “Allow me to be clear: If you take to the sea, you will not come to the United States.”

What makes this even more amazing is that Mayorkas himself is a Cuban immigrant. He knows, or should know, just how bad the Cuban people have it. And while he overtly denies entry to Cubans that may consider fleeing that nation for their own survival, the Biden administration has flung the borders wide open to all but those with a clearly legitimate reason to seek asylum in the U.S.

In another astonishing statement to the House Homeland Security Committee earlier this year, Mayorkas claimed that “the border is secure and the border is not open.” Meanwhile, we have learned that not only is the border surge unprecedented in numbers, with the administration doing nothing to stop it, but Tucker Carlson recently cited irrefutable evidence that, with the explicit complicity of the U.S. military, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is utilizing Laughlin Air Force base in Texas to covertly fly illegal aliens to communities throughout the U.S. in the dead of night.

Most, if not all of these illegals are not legitimate asylum seekers; they are economic migrants. In an interview with Dinesh D’Souza, TV commentator Steve Cortes stated, “They are coming from troubled countries, yes. Places like Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras; but those countries, while they are tough neighborhoods, they are not places of systemic political persecution.”

He is exactly right. Refugees and asylum seekers fit under a very specific definition that requires “a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.” Few, if any, Central American migrants meet this standard. The government’s own statistics prove it. For the first nine months of Fiscal Year 2021 (which started October 1, 2020), a total of 191 refugees have been admitted from Latin America and the Caribbean under the State Department’s refugee admittance program.

Even that doesn’t tell the whole story. The State Department no longer provides access to its daily refugee tracking statistics, which provided up-to-the-minute resettlement statistics, including refugee religion and other useful information. Why did they stop?

The Trump administration reduced annual refugee numbers to a trickle. In FY 2020, that total was 11,814, the lowest in the program’s history. Yet despite the Trump ban on immigration from countries of terrorism concern, 25 percent of all refugees came from Islamic countries known to harbor terrorists, as shown in the table below.

Refugee Resettlement
Muslim Nations 2020
Afghanistan        604
Eritrea        475
Ethiopia        116
Iran        137
Iraq        537
Pakistan        169
Somalia        149
Sudan        254
Syria        481
Subtotal     2,922
Total Refugees   11,814
Muslim Nations 25%

The table may not paint a complete picture. A portion of the 2,115 refugees from Burma (Myanmar) resettled in 2020 were likely Rohingya Muslims. While they represent less than two percent of Burma’s population, they comprise 42.7 percent of the population of Myanmar’s Rakhine State. They are considered pariahs throughout the nation and are not recognized by the government. The Rohingya joined the pan-Islamic movement in the 1970s, but have engaged in an insurgency since Myanmar declared independence in 1948.

Increasing numbers of Rohingya Muslims have been resettled to the United States in recent years — about 15,000 since 2009. The State Department formerly banned resettlement of Rohingya Muslims, but today, State seems intent on resettling the most problematic populations throughout the world. And because State no longer provides real-time tracking statistics, it is impossible to know the demographic breakdown of Burmese refugees — there is little doubt, however, that it is substantial number.

The Biden administration lifted President Trump’s FY 2021 refugee cap from 15,000 to 62,500 and promises to raise that number to 125,000 in the next fiscal year, but so far has been unable to replicate the massive refugee program pushed by President Obama. Through June 30, 2021, a total of 4,780 refugees have been admitted for FY 2021. This, however, excludes the Special Immigrant Visa program (SIV), which provides resettlement to Iraqi and Afghan interpreters and others who worked with the U.S. military and other agencies during the conflicts in those nations.

On its face, the SIV program would seem appropriate. Those who assist the U.S. military risk death at the hands of our enemies. During the Vietnam War, we left millions to fend for themselves after we abandoned South Vietnam in 1975. The Vietnamese Communists persecuted many and continue persecuting Vietnam’s indigenous Montagnards because of their assistance to U.S. forces during that war.

Following the Biden administration’s abrupt exit from Afghanistan in the middle of the night, fears mounted, justifiably, that Biden would leave many behind to face firing squads or worse at the hands of the Taliban. Biden has now promised to resettle Afghans (and their families) who worked for the U.S. military — as many as 50,000 or more.

Refugee resettlement expert Ann Corcoran has pointed out however, that 70,000 SIVs have already been admitted to the U.S. “How many interpreters can there be?” she asks.

Over the past four years alone, 43,523 Afghanis have been come to the U.S. under the SIV program.

According to Mary Doetsch, a former State Department employee who worked the refugee program for many years, much of the refugee resettlement program, including the SIV program, is fraught with fraud. Authorities are currently reviewing over 104,000 cases of possible Iraqi refugee and SIV fraud.

Never mind the question of how many actually qualify as “interpreters,” it is impossible to know how many of these may have terrorist intentions, or pose some other security risk. In 2011, two Iraqi nationals granted refugee status were discovered trying to supply terrorists. They were also implicated in IED explosions in Iraq that claimed American lives. That discovery slowed down the SIV program until vetting was improved.

But more generally, European nations have begun to discover the problem with the large Afghan populations now living there. Rampant crime and especially rape have become epidemic, forcing some municipalities to stop accepting any refugees. The mayor of the Austrian city of Tulln, who initially supported the influx of refugees, said, “We’ve had it.”

In 2020, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service processed 706,000 naturalization applications of 970,900 received. This was down from 2019 due to COVID, but the U.S. has been granting legal permanent residence to approximately one million people every year. So our nation is being inundated with refugees and immigrants, some of whom have questionable motives at best.

Yet it is still not enough. The Biden administration wants to import as many illegals as possible. In a little-reported development on this front, the Democrats intend to insert an amnesty provision in the latest budget reconciliation proposal that would fund government operations for the coming year. If successful, that change would provide a path to citizenship and voting for 22 million or more illegal aliens currently residing in the U.S. This is twice the number touted by the Census Bureau for the past decade. Because most would likely vote Democrat, this would guarantee Democrats a monopoly of political power for the foreseeable future. If you think what is happening in Cuba is bad, just wait to see how bad it will become here.

The Democrats earlier attempted to pass H.R. 1, the horribly misnamed “For the People Act,” which would have federalized elections and outlawed most efforts, like voter ID, to prevent vote fraud. Because current Senate rules require a 60/40 vote to overcome a filibuster, this bill fortunately did not pass. But never to be discouraged, Democrats are now proposing H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. This proposal, named after civil rights icon John Lewis, is yet another example of the Democrats misleading use of language.

The kind of support it is receiving tells you all you need to know about what they hope to achieve. It was recently touted on the Indivisible website. Indivisible is the extremist group initiated with a manual written by Democrat Congressional staffers calling for people to resist the newly elected Trump administration. Indivisible personified the #RESIST movement during President Trump’s term. Like most overtly partisan leftist groups, Indivisible was granted tax-exempt status by the IRS in 2017 and received millions from the radical Left Tides Foundation and others.

Democrats continue to raise the specter of abolishing the filibuster — which is one of the few arrows in our quiver preventing Democrats from ramming through such unethical, and clearly self-serving legislation. Without a clear path forward for this legislation as long as the filibuster remains in place, Democrats are now looking to amnesty to deliver them the totalitarian power they seek. This is the primary reason Biden has flung the borders open, and why despite almost universal opposition to this nationwide crisis, they will not lift a finger to stem the flow.

Budget reconciliation only requires a simple majority vote. However, it also has some stops that can prevent amnesty from sneaking through. The current Parliamentarian issued a restrictive ruling before, keeping a federal minimum wage out of a previous reconciliation bill. The Byrd Rule prohibits extraneous matters from being included in reconciliation bills. Senators can raise a point of order to enforce the Byrd Rule. It’s up to us to make sure they do. The reconciliation bill includes $126 billion to create a pathway to citizenship for certain categories of illegal aliens. We need to make sure the GOP Senate does its job by preventing this from getting through.

The endless trickery, lies and misinformation peddled by the Biden administration, Democratic legislators and their media propagandists, coupled with their radically destructive agenda, are enough to make one’s head explode. But as I explained in my latest book, Who Was Karl Marx?, this is their intention. The Left has pulled out the stops in its latest power grab. Part of the strategy is to make life intolerable, while at the same time marginalizing anyone who expresses any kind of opposition. The purpose is to push citizens to two extremes, revolt or submit. Neither are acceptable.

Revolt, as the Cubans have now found, will result in a crushing response. Yes, even here in the U.S. The January 6 “insurrection” which was almost certainly set up by the Democrats, as Rep. Louie Gohmert claimed at CPAC Texas this week, is the canary in the coal mine. It demonstrates how viciously the institutional Left are willing to treat opponents under the thinnest of pretexts. Hundreds remain jailed without charge, almost all of whom did little more than enter the Capitol once the doors were open.

A Daily Mail report listed the abuses faced, including solitary confinement, assaults and degrading treatment by jail guards and other abuse. One attorney was quoted as saying, “The DC Central Detention Facility has become Guantanamo Bay for American citizens.”

One claimed to have been “savagely beaten” by guards.

Violence has never been an option. To suspect Trump supporters of engaging in it defies reality. The only organized violence witnessed in this country over the past year has been instigated by the Left, often with the concurrence of Democrat leaders. Submission, however, is not an option either. It would simply grant Democrats the absolute power they seek. And that would not end the pressure. Americans would find that the pressure only increases, as the Left used its newfound power to fleece our nation of every resource we have and ruthlessly punish anyone who objects.

While our eyes are averted, this theft has already been occurring. Much of the trillions in spending already authorized for COVID has actually gone to bail out Democrat spendthrift states and line the pockets of Democrat allies. But other sleazy maneuvers have accomplished similar outcomes.

As of June, 23 states have joined a law suit targeting Biden’s cancellation of the Keystone pipeline. Biden did this as part of the effort to reverse the Trump administration’s success in making America energy independent. It has cost thousands of jobs. Most people are unaware, however, that Biden did not cancel the competing “Line 3” pipeline being constructed by Canadian oil and gas firm Enbridge that traverses indigenous lands in Minnesota. Domestic policy advisor Susan Rice owns millions in shares of Enbridge and convinced Biden to keep that one open, despite broad opposition from the Left. This kind of bottomless corruption and hypocrisy is endemic within the Democrat Party.

Democrats seek absolute power and the wealth that goes with it. The only viable alternative to this overt power grab is overwhelming victory at the polls in 2022 and 2024. We are already seeing a building momentum as citizens across the nation respond to public education’s efforts to indoctrinate our children to the divisive Critical Race Theory and horrifically destructive transgender agenda. Governors in Florida, South Dakota, Texas and other red states are taking action, offering attractive alternatives.

Citizens are voting with their feet to find these islands of sanity, and as this has shown, the Left’s destructive agenda is wildly unpopular. Yet with most media, the education establishment and other institutions of culture in their grip, too many people remain ignorant. Our only option is to fight at every level to maintain the freedom that has made America a lantern to the world for centuries. We cannot go silent into this good night.

COLUMN BY

James Simpson is a bestselling author, investigative journalist, businessman and economist. His latest book is Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today’s Rampaging American Left.

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Will Biden’s Immigration Policies Speed Communization of America?

It is abundantly clear that radical members of the Democrat Party, aided and abetted by groups such as Black Lives Matter, are seeking a radical transformation of the United States.

Radical members of the Democrat Party have not called out Cuba’s communist regime as the reason for massive anti-government demonstration in that Island nation, just 90 miles off America’s coast, but insist that it is the embargo imposed on Cuba by the Trump administration, which remains in place, as the reason for massive discontent of Cuban citizens.

Clearly, these radical Democrats do not oppose Communism, but embrace it – likely seeing it as the form of government they would love to impose on our historically free nation!

Defunding police, the indoctrination of American students in “Critical Race Theory” and other such divisive and hostile tactics is sowing discord and discontent across our nation along racial lines that ignore the significant progress America made through the passage of civil rights laws and by other significant and consequential efforts.

My recent article, Iranian Goal Of ‘Death To America’ Aided and Abetted By Radical Dems was predicated on the June 7, 2021 Time Magazine report, Exclusive: Iran Steps up Efforts to Sow Discord Inside the U.S.

Simultaneously the Democrats seek to create unprecedented levels of national debt, leading to  accelerating inflation, thereby greatly diminishing the purchasing power of Americans. As a consequence most Americans will find it ever more difficult for them to keep their heads above the economic water without assistance from the government.

People who need money from the government become totally dependent on government and the price they pay is to become subservient to the government. This is the antithesis of the founding principles of the United States!

America’s borders and immigration laws are our nation’s first and last line of defense against threats to national security, public safety, public health and the jobs and wages of Americans.

However, for politicians on both sides of the political aisle, America’s borders have come to be seen an impediment to their quest for immense wealth and political power.

Labor is a commodity and, not unlike any other commodity, the traditional economic law of supply and demand impacts and, indeed, establishes the value of the commodity.

Under the Biden administration’s open borders policies, accompanied by a virtual shutdown of interior enforcement of our immigration laws, coupled with visa categories that permit the influx of massive numbers of foreign workers has had a devastating impact on the jobs and wages of Americans on nearly every level.

Several years ago I wrote an article, American Dream Being Sold at Auction – America’s Middle Class to Be Put on Endangered Species List, that included the link to the infuriating prepared testimony of Alan Greenspan, the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank, when he testified before the Senate Immigration Subcommittee back on April 30, 2009.  At the time, New York Senator Chuck Schumer chaired that subcommittee.

Then topic of that hearing was, Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2009, Can We Do It and How?

In his statement for that hearing, among other issues, Greenspan called for greatly expanding the number of H-1b visas issued to high-tech foreign workers as demanded by Bill Gates. His justification was to supposedly reduce “wage inequality” between highly-skilled American workers, and American workers who were far less skilled (and educated)!

Here is that excerpt from Greenspan’s testimony that “justifies” flooding America with huge numbers of foreign workers, thereby betraying highly educated and skilled American workers:

First, skilled workers and their families form new households. They will, of necessity, move into vacant housing units, the current glut of which is depressing prices of American homes. And, of course, house price declines are a major factor in mortgage foreclosures and the plunge in value of the vast quantity of U.S. mortgage-backed securities that has contributed substantially to the disabling of our banking system. The second bonus would address the increasing concentration of income in this country. Greatly expanding our quotas for the highly skilled would lower wage premiums of skilled over lesser skilled.

Skill shortages in America exist because we are shielding our skilled labor force from world competition. Quotas have been substituted for the wage pricing mechanism. In the process, we have created a privileged elite whose incomes are being supported at noncompetitively high levels by immigration quotas on skilled professionals. Eliminating such restrictions would reduce at least some of our income inequality.

In other words, Greenspan’s “solution” to wage inequality is not to improve wages for America’s working poor but make highly educated Americans compete with an army of Third World workers who will gladly work for substandard wages under substandard conditions. This would narrow the gap between American highly skilled Americans and less skilled American workers.  (Destroy the middle class and the working poor won’t have to feel badly about their struggles to support themselves and their families. All Americans will suffer that same dastardly fate!)

While the notion of flooding America with cheap and exploitable labor certainly did not begin with the Biden administration, the Biden administration has amped up what I have come to refer to as the “Immigration Delivery System” to new and unprecedented levels.

The Profiteers of Biden Administration’s Open Borders Policy are literally making out like bandits while the future of our nation and our citizens has arguable never been less secure..

Many years ago, when I was just a teenager, my dad sagely told me that the easiest way to turn capitalists into communists is to take away their money.

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I’ve been writing about this news over at RRW, but figured that since I have more readers here at ‘Frauds and Crooks’ it is important to mention it here as well.

What has me so annoyed is that virtually no reports I have seen, about the soon to begin airlift of supposed ‘interpreters’ out of Afghanistan, ever mention the fact that we have already brought in 70,000 or so special ‘refugees’ from Afghanistan alone in the last few years. 

The media makes it sound like this 20,000 waiting for their ticket to America is the beginning of the movement of Afghanistan to a town near you.  It isn’t! We will be conservatively upwards of 100,000, maybe more! before Biden is out of the White House. And, I say supposed interpreters because the vast majority of those coming are the families of interpreters or anyone who did anything for us.

At what point down the line does it stop?

Here (below) is my post the other day at RRW where I directed you to the numbers we have already admitted including the 2,931 who have already come in this fiscal year (448 in June).

And, in case you are wondering, these numbers are not included in Biden’s 62,500 refugee cap for this fiscal year or his planned 125,000 cap for FY22 that begins on October first of this year.  SIV numbers are over and above that!

Here is NBC reporting that the first flights are coming this month….

Biden admin now plans to evacuate 2,500 Afghans directly to the U.S.

WASHINGTON — A small portion of the thousands of Afghans who worked for the U.S. government will be flown directly to the U.S., while a larger group will be evacuated to third countries or military bases overseas where their visa paperwork will be reviewed, three administration officials told NBC News.

As U.S. troops leave the country, the Biden administration has come under growing pressure from lawmakers, veterans groups and refugee rights organizations to take action to protect Afghans who face retaliation from the Taliban for their work as interpreters or in other jobs for U.S. troops and diplomats.

About 2,500 Afghans whose visa applications have cleared security vetting will be eligible for evacuation directly to a U.S. military base in the U.S., along with their family members, a State Department spokesperson and two Defense officials said.

“Shortly after they arrive, once the medical check-up requirement is complete, their immigration status will be adjusted so they can be eligible for refugee resettlement benefits that will help them and their families with the resettlement process,” the State Department spokesperson said.

[….]

The evacuation flights, using chartered civilian planes, are expected to begin within days, two Defense officials and two refugee advocates briefed on the matter said.

Watch for private charter planes unloading Afghans around the US, just as they have been unloading border invaders.

Here they make it sound like 20,000 is the max.  It isn’t at all!  We have already admitted nearly 70,000 Special Immigrant Visas from Afghanistan!

Roughly 20,000 Afghans who worked for the U.S. government over the past two decades have applied for a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV), a program set up for former interpreters, drivers and others who face mortal danger for their association with the United States.

There is more.

Maybe I should cut the corporate media some slack as they can’t get at the data that I screenshot in 2019 before it was taken down at the US State Department’s Refugee Processing Center.

And just to remind you, even if they are supposedly vetted, they aren’t able to sort out the riff-raff because of one serious flaw in the vetting process— Muslims are permitted by their ‘faith’ to lie to the infidel!

Here is one bad bunch the military told us to welcome to America!

Have they been deported yet?

And, you might be interested in this post from last week about the horrific violent crimes, especially being perpetrated against women by Afghan ‘refugees’ in Austria.

Alleged Iranian Kidnap Plot Targeted Iranian/American Dissident In Brooklyn

Connecting the immigration dots Biden ignores. 


On July 13, 2021 the Department of Justice issued a press release that announced, Iranian Intelligence Officials Indicted on Kidnapping Conspiracy Charges. The subtitle of that press release provides a bit more information: Iranian Intelligence Services Allegedly Plotted to Kidnap a U.S. Journalist and Human Rights Activist from New York City for Rendition to Iran.

The information contained in the DOJ press release reads like the plot of an international spy novel, but this case is not a fictitious novel.  The claims made in the press release detail a serious plot allegedly mounted by the renegade government of Iran to shut down any criticisms of the Tehran regime by kidnapping Iranian expatriates around the world to silence them and to intimidate any others who might consider speaking out against the Iranian government.

The DOJ press release also contained a ink to the superseding indictment and began this way:

A New York federal court unsealed an indictment today charging four Iranian nationals with conspiracies related to kidnapping, sanctions violations, bank and wire fraud, and money laundering. A co-conspirator and California resident, also of Iran, faces additional structuring charges.

According to court documents, Alireza Shavaroghi Farahani, aka Vezerat Salimi and Haj Ali, 50; Mahmoud Khazein, 42; Kiya Sadeghi, 35; and Omid Noori, 45, all of Iran, conspired to kidnap a Brooklyn journalist, author and human rights activist for mobilizing public opinion in Iran and around the world to bring about changes to the regimes laws and practices. Niloufar Bahadorifar, aka Nellie Bahadorifar, 46, originally of Iran and currently residing in California, is alleged to have provided financial services that supported the plot.

Every person in the United States must be free from harassment, threats and physical harm by foreign powers,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Mark J. Lesko for the Justice Departments National Security Division. Through this indictment, we bring to light one such pernicious plot to harm an American citizen who was exercising their First Amendment rights, and we commit ourselves to bring the defendants to justice.”

As alleged, four of the defendants monitored and planned to kidnap a U.S. citizen of Iranian origin who has been critical of the regimes autocracy, and to forcibly take their intended victim to Iran, where the victims fate would have been uncertain at best,” said U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss for the Southern District of New York. Among this countrys most cherished freedoms is the right to speak ones mind without fear of government reprisal.

Additional important information about this case, including the identity of the intended target of the alleged Iranian operation, Masih Alinejad, is provided in the July 13, 2021 New York Daily News report, Iran plotted to kidnap dissident journalist and author from her Brooklyn home: feds.

The Daily News article began with this excerpt:

An Iranian intelligence officer and a network of accomplices tried to kidnap a prominent U.S. journalist and author from her Brooklyn home to silence her criticism of the Iranian regime, federal prosecutors allege.

Prosecutors allege a disturbing plot by the Iranian government aimed to grab activist Masih Alinejad and lock her up in an Iranian prison. Their plans included spying on her home for months and researching the best route to the Brooklyn waterfront — where they hoped to shove her in a military-style speedboat headed for Venezuela.

The Daily News report also included this excerpt:

Alinejad is known for her fierce activism against the law requiring women in Iran to wear a hijab, and in 2019, she sued the Iranian government in federal court, accusing it of harassing her family and imprisoning her brother. She fled Iran in 2009, and became a U.S. citizen in 2019.

I have 5 million followers on my Instagram… Im giving a platform to people inside, challenging the compulsory hijab, and challenging the religious dictatorship,” she told The News. All the years and years they called America the great Satan, the biggest enemy. But theyre scared of their own people. Thats why they sent officers from the intelligence service to Brooklyn to kidnap me.”

She said she was horrified by the news last year that the Iranian government had executed Ruhollah Zam, a dissident journalist living in France. Federal prosecutors said he was lured by Iranian intelligence services to leave France in October 2019, and captured him.

My heart was broken following the news of his execution, and I was like, Wow, theyre trying to exactly do the same to me.’ Its scary but it gives me hope. I give voice to the voiceless people inside Iran,” she said.

News coverage of this case has, however, ignored the immigration components of this case.  To begin with, while four of the defendants are fugitives and, at least for the present at large (likely outside the United States), the fifth defendant in this case, Niloufar Bahadorifar, aka Nellie Bahadorifar, is in custody and is charged with providing financial assistance to the plotters.

The obvious question is how she was able to enter the United States in the first place.  If, as it is alleged, she provided the financial resources necessary for the plot to be carried out, when did she first decide to help Iran with this nefarious plot?  Has she been involved in other such operations before she entered the United States?

Therefore I would hope that the U.S. Attorneys who are assigned to this case will dig into Bahadorifar’s apparent ability to secure a visa.  It is significant to know if she lied on her application for that visa and if anyone helped her to secure that visa.

Visa fraud was identified by the 9/11 Commission as the key method of entry and embedding for terrorists and was, in fact, the focus of the very first congressional hearing in which I participated back on May 20, 1997 on the topic, Visa Fraud And Immigration Benefits Application Fraud.

That hearing was predicated on two terror attacks carried out in the United States in 1993 by aliens from the Middle East, who had gamed the immigration system- the deadly shooting at the CIA in January 1993 and the bombing of the World Trade Center on February 26, 1993.

Because of the findings of the 9/11 Commission that visa fraud is an extremely serious crime with potential national security implications, under the provisions of 18 U.S. Code § 1546, an alien who commits visa fraud in support of terrorism faces a maximum of 25 years in prison.

Incredibly, as I noted in a previous article, Biden’s DHS: Department of Homeland Surrender, the current Director of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Alejandro Mayorkas, has an abysmal track record on seeking to identify and ferret out fraud in immigration and visa applications.  I noted in my earlier article that an investigation conducted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) into Mayorkas’ practices, when he was the Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services during the Obama administration, found that he acted improperly.

In my earlier article I provided links to several worrying news reports and an OIG report about Mr. Alejandro “Get to yes!” Mayorkas who admonished those under his command to approve virtually all applications.

Here are the appropriate links from my earlier article:

On March 24, 2015 a report of the findings of the investigation by the Office of the Inspector General was released.

The focus was on how applications for a particular visa category, the EB-5 Visa for aliens who invest between 500,000 and 1,000,000 in businesses that creates jobs for Americans in the United States, were wrongly approved.

ABC News published several in-depth articles about the troubling findings of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

On March 24, 2015 ABC News reported, Top Homeland Official Alejandro Mayorkas Accused of Political Favoritism Alejandro Mayorkas oversaw controversial $500,000 visa program.

The above-noted report was preceded by two ABC News reports that were published on February 3, 2015 which illustrate a clear nexus between these visas and national security:

Whistleblowers: US Gave Visas to Suspected Forgers, Fraudsters, Criminals Internal documents show feds ignored warnings from FBI.

Feds Investigating Iran Ties to Firm Involved in US Visa Program Documents: Iranian operatives may be abusing program to “infiltrate” U.S.”

Finally, the alleged Iranian plot sought to remove Masih Alinejad from the United States on a speedboat from along what is America’s longest border.  Not the U.S./Mexican border.  Not the U.S./Canadian border, but along America’s 95,000 mile coastline.  In this case, the shore line near her home in Brooklyn.

As I have noted ever so many times, the United States has 50 border states.  It is clear that the Biden administration is determined to erase all of America’s borders, thereby leaving America and Americans vulnerable to America’s enemies including spies, terrorists, transnational criminals, human traffickers and drug smugglers.

A country without secure borders can no more stand than can a house without walls!

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Oklahoma City: African ‘Man’ Charged with Sexually Assaulting Convenience Store Clerk

Here we go again, get out your secret decoder ring to try to figure out where this likely ‘new American’ came from and how he got here, but good luck with that!

Every time I am sent a story like this the question I am asked is—is this guy a refugee?  And, every time I give an answer like this:

Unless someone slips up in either law enforcement, or some family member steps forward to proclaim the innocence of one of these creeps, you will rarely be told from which country the perp came and which of the MANY legal or illegal pathways the “man” used to get here.

LOL! That information would of course be “perpetuating stereotypes!”

For the refugee question, sometimes if you find out that the person being charged in a crime was from a country that has sent us tens of thousands of their people, you can make an educated guess.  For example, if the perp is Somali, Ethiopian, Congolese, Burmese, Iraqi or from Afghanistan, you could guess, and guess correctly, that the “man” in the news is a refugee.

Sometimes you can make an educated guess based on the location of the incident.  For instance a “man” with a Somali name committing a crime in Minnesota is likely a refugee. Duh!

So, just as Illegal Alien Crime Report does, call him an “African Migrant.”

African ‘Migrant’ Charged With Sexually Assaulting Convenience Store Clerk

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On the morning of July 4, police arrested Hakeem Sanusi, 34, after her reportedly sexually assaulted a woman working alone in a convenience store in northwest Oklahoma City. In order to protect the victim’s privacy, the police have not released the store’s exact location.

The crime reporter website then sends us to booking information, but of course no information on whether he is legally or illegally in the country.

A cursory search informed me that Sanusi is a Muslim surname.

Continue reading here.

Then here is the headline of the local news account.  Just some random man, no photo.

Man arrested for alleged sexual assault of Oklahoma City convenience store clerk

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A northwest Oklahoma City convenience store clerk says she was sexually assaulted by a customer while on the job.

The suspect, 34-year-old Hakeem Sanusi is now facing charges in the alleged attack.

“It was over the weekend that police were made aware of a sexual assault at a convenience store in Northwest Oklahoma City,” said MSgt. Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department (OKCPD).

“No one was in the store except for an employee,” Knight said.

Police say Sanusi made inappropriate comments to the alleged victim.

The woman telling officers Hakeem is a regular at the store during the overnight hours, and frequently makes inappropriate statements, making her feel uncomfortable.

The woman claims Sanusi told her, quote, “nothing better come of this.”

Not long after – she was able to call the police.

“Officers at the scene were able to look at surveillance video of the man and get him identified very quickly,” Knight said.

Police say Sanusi was located at a nearby neighborhood – and arrested.

Calling all of you who possess secret decoder rings, let me know if you learn more about Hakeem!

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VIDEO: America Under Attack! Biden Turning USA Into Giant Sanctuary for Illegals

Apprehensions of illegal aliens are skyrocketing along our southern flank. Worse, most of these illegals are not being deported; they are being allowed to infiltrate this Republic and are not subjected to our rule of law. This is war, folks. This is a battle against, not the illegals, but the Biden clan which is destroying the very fabric of our culture. Graham Ledger speaks with the president of the national Border Patrol Union, Art Del Cueto about attempting to stop illegals from attacking our country while the President is aiding and abetting their assault on our sovereignty.

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Tlaib Calls for Defunding Border Protection, Immigration Enforcement and Department of Homeland Security

One might almost get the impression that she wants America defenseless before its enemies, if it weren’t for the establishment media and the political elites reassuring us of how patriotic she is.

Rashida Tlaib calls to defund immigration agencies amid border crisis

by Mark Moore, New York Post, July 8, 2021:

​Rep. Rashida Tlaib, original member of the progressive “Squad,” is calling for defunding immigration agencies like Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and even the Department of Homeland Security, because they “terrorize” migrant communities.

Tlaib (D-Mich) in comments released Wednesday from an interview with Just Futures Law was reacting to a question about her thoughts on President Biden wanting to increase technology at the border for CBP​, Immigration and Customs Enforcement​ and the Department of Homeland Security in response to the ongoing crisis of hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants arriving in the US.

“Look, the simple answer to that question is we must eliminate funding for CBP, ICE and their parent organization, DHS,” Tlaib told the legal group that opposes deportation.

“Time after time we have seen it as advocates on the ground, as human services agencies on the ground continue to see over and over again, that these agencies are inept to humanely guiding migrants through our immigration system and instead they further continue to terrorize migrant communities located within our communities,” she said in the interview​ recorded last month.​…​

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As Crime Rises, Biden’s Approval Numbers Drop

Last week we learned that the Harris/Biden Administration is not doing so well as the border situation continues to fester.

And, this week we learn from a YahooNews/YouGov poll that the Biden team and their continued attacks on law enforcement (while soft on criminals) isn’t sitting well with Republicans AND Democrats.

You can bet the poll skewed Left and still they got results that should be sending shudders through the White House.

Stories like this one are coming fast and furious and American voters are paying attention!

Career criminal is released from jail DAYS before he stabs 94-year-old Asian woman in broad daylight: Reports

From Yahoo News:

New Yahoo News/YouGov poll: Biden’s approval rating falls, as both Republicans and Democrats grow more concerned about crime

Rising worries about crime among both Democrats and Republicans are starting to create a drag on President Biden’s approval rating, according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll — and could signal larger challenges for the president’s party ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.

The survey of 1,592 U.S. adults, which was conducted from June 22 to 24, found that a significant majority (55 percent) now describe “violent crime” as a “very big problem” in the United States — far more than the share who checked that degree of concern for the coronavirus pandemic (36 percent), race relations (39 percent), the economy (41 percent) or political correctness (39 percent).

Even more striking is the fact that the number of Americans who consider violent crime a very big problem rose 6 percentage points over the last month, and Republicans (among whom the number increased from 56 to 65 percent) weren’t the only ones contributing to that increase.

Last month, 45 percent of Democrats described violent crime as a very big problem. Now that number is 8 points higher (53 percent).

At the same time, 47 percent of Americans now disapprove of the way Biden is handling crime, up from 43 percent last month; just 36 percent approve.

Among Democrats, disapproval of Biden’s approach to crime increased by 3 points (to 17 percent). And while plenty of Democrats still approve of his handling of crime (68 percent), that number is noticeably lower than his approval among Democrats on nearly every other issue, including COVID-19 (91 percent), the economy (83 percent), foreign policy (81 percent), race (81 percent), climate change (81 percent) and immigration (70 percent).  [So that means 30% of Dems see the border crisis for what it is—a crisis out of control.—ed]

There is more!

See my Violent Crimes’ category.

By the way, you have probably noticed that the Dems are now saying the Republicans want to defund the police.  Their hubris knows no bounds!

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WATCH: President Trump on the Border in Texas

Watch what real leadership looks like. Daily reminder: Trump won.

WATCH LIVE: Greg Abbott, Donald Trump visit Texas-Mexico border on Wednesday

By: KSAT, June 30, 2021:

SAN ANTONIO – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and former President Donald Trump will pay a visit to the border on Wednesday, roughly two weeks after the governor announced plans to pay for the construction of more border wall with taxpayer money.

The pair of GOP politicians will provide a media briefing around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday before a tour “of the unfinished border wall” at 12:30 p.m., according to a release from Abbott’s office. You can watch the event live in the video player at the top of this article as well as on KSAT.com/tv.

The press conference will be held at Weslaco Department of Public Safety Headquarters.

Abbott and Trump’s visit comes after a handful of other politicians, including Vice President Kamala Harris, have made trips to the Texas-Mexico border in recent months.

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Blinken Presses U.S. Allies to Bring Back Islamic State Jihadis

Yeah, come on, people. What could possibly go wrong? Sure, they might commit a jihad massacre here or there, but what’s a few deaths compared to the horror of being Islamophobic?

US Blinken presses allies to repatriate Islamic State fighters

France24, June 28, 2021 (thanks to Henry):

Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday pressed US allies to bring back citizens arrested overseas for joining the Islamic State group, warning they could not be held indefinitely in Syria. Blinken made the appeal in Rome at a meeting of an 83-member coalition on defeating the extremist network, where he and the Italian hosts called for greater attention to the jihadist threat in Africa….

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VIDEO: Southern Border: A Rio Overflowing with Crime

Kamala Harris has a big problem, and Joe Biden to thank for it. Since the president assigned his vice president to oversee the crisis at the southern border over three months ago, “thousands upon thousands of illegal immigrants have already streamed into our nation at levels not seen in two decades,” according to Congressman Chip Roy (R-Texas). Yet for three months she dismissed calls to visit the border with unconvincing excuses like “we’ve been to the border,” and “I haven’t been to Europe. I don’t understand the point you’re making.” On Friday Harris finally — after 93 days — visited the southern border for the first time as vice president, in what was “a pit stop, literally, in El Paso, on the way to Los Angeles in order to check a box,” said Roy. There, she had a new spin on her prolonged absence, “I said back in March, I was going to come to the border. So this is not a new plan.”

Meanwhile, the vice president made trips to Guatemala and Mexico, ostensibly to understand the source of the problem. After three months of insisting that visiting the border in person was unimportant, and multiple foreign trips to understand the issue, Harris still lacks a solid grasp of the issues. The first warning sign was that she chose El Paso for her border visit, around 700 miles from McAllen in Texas’ southern tip, where the border crisis is concentrated. For comparison, that’s about the distance between Atlanta, Georgia and Detroit, Michigan. The second warning sign is more troubling; “once she got there, she offered no solutions,” said Roy.

These warning signs don’t lie. Kamala Harris “either doesn’t know or doesn’t care” about fixing the crisis on the southern border, said Roy. He explained, “she’s only talking about those who are seeking economic opportunity in the country. She’s not addressing the criminal aspect, the dangerous elements, that are crossing the border to do harm in America.” In other words, when people are talking about the border crisis, they mean “dangerous elements coming in between the ports of entry,” trafficking drugs and human beings into the country. Since January 1, border patrol agents have made over 700,000 land border encounters (roughly the population of Boston) and seized 7,500 pounds of fentanyl (sufficient to kill more than a billion people).

Most parents instinctively understand this problem conceptually because a port of entry is like a door to a house. When boys and drugs are illicitly entering your daughter’s bedroom window, your top concern is not making the front door large and inviting because it doesn’t address the primary issue. Yet that has been the Biden administration’s approach. They are even posting “literal signs that say ‘asilo’ [Spanish for ‘asylum’] … with an arrow pointing migrants to go claim asylum in processing centers,” said Roy.

“We can fix this problem in a matter of days,” said Roy, “there is hope, but not as long as you’ve got radical Leftists running the White House.” They have abandoned the Trump administration’s successful policies, like Remain in Mexico, infectious disease screening, correctly applying asylum laws, and finishing the border fence. “It’s only about having the willpower to do it,” said Roy.

Roy made it clear that Christian compassion demands a strong border policy. The Democratic obsession with “wide open borders” not only “endangers us,” he said, “it endangers the migrants who seek to come here, the little girls getting abused.” There’s many immigrants seeking a better life in America, but the real border crisis is caused by allowing criminal cartels to roam freely over our border. It must end.

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VIDEO: Governor Ron DeSantis — Biden’s Border Crisis Is ‘Intentional’

Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis appeared on the Mark Levin’s Life, Liberty & Levin Show and said that the border crisis is “intentional.”

WATCH:

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VIDEO: Kamala Harris Border Trip – Political Shiny Object to Hide Marxist Policies

We have got to stay focused on the BIG constitutional picture. Don’t be distracted by this phony dog-and-pony show at the border or any other snake-oil sales pitch from Team Biden. The focus needs to be on our God-given constitutional rights which are under unrelenting, vicious assault in D.C. and in various blues states. We must fight back locally and support organizations like Liberty Counsel. Graham Ledger speaks with the chairman and founder of Liberty Counsel, Mat Staver, about fighting this pro-liberty war in the courts using proven, constitutional muscle that can actually produce victories.

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Racist Joe Biden Says All Latinos Are All Illegal

He’s a Democrat, the party of slavery, so all is forgotten.

He also insulted blacks as he said,

There’s a reason why it’s been harder to get African Americans initially to get vaccinated because they’re used to being experimented on, the Tuskegee Airmen and others…It’s awful hard as well to get latinx vaccinated as well. Why? They’re worried that they’ll be vaccinated and deported” (Daily Wire).

Biden Slammed For Using ‘Offensive’ Term For Latinos, Suggesting Latinos Are Illegal Aliens, Mixing Up Tuskegee Airmen

President Joe Biden faced backlash on Thursday for using a term for Latinos that some consider offensive, suggesting that Latinos are illegal aliens, and for mixing up the Tuskegee Airmen with the Tuskegee Syphilis Study.

“There’s a reason why it’s been harder to get African Americans initially to get vaccinated because they’re used to being experimented on, the Tuskegee Airmen and others,” Biden said. “People have memories. People have long memories.”

As explained by the National Park Service, the Tuskegee Airmen and the Tuskegee Syphilis Study are two entirely separate things and are not related.

“It’s awful hard as well to get latinx vaccinated as well,” Biden continued. “Why? They’re worried that they’ll be vaccinated and deported.”

READ MORE.

Video (Twitter).

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