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Trump Admin Names First Female Border Patrol Chief

For the first time in the agency’s 94-year history, the U.S. Border Patrol will have a female chief, Carla Provost. The new chief’s service record places her in border sectors in Texas, Arizona, and California. Provost will take the reigns as the 18th chief after decades of active service in several positions. She first came on duty in January 1995 as a member of Class 277. Her initial station was in Douglas, Arizona, part of the Tucson Sector. She quickly rose up the ranks in 1998 with a promotion to Supervisory Border Patrol Agent and then Field Operations Supervisor in 2001. By 2006, Provost was transferred to the Yuma Sector as an Assistant Chief Patrol Agent. She was agent in charge of the Welton Station in Yuma in 2009 and later served as Deputy Chief Patrol Agent of the El Paso Sector in 2011. Two years later, she led 1,200 employees in the California El Centro Sector. Shortly before her ultimate promotion, she worked as the Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Internal Affairs and Acting Chief. Provost won numerous awards throughout her tenure and also served as a firearms and post-academy law instructor. The new chief hopes her role will encourage more women to join the green line, according to AZ Central. “The Border Patrol has been at about 5 percent of women my entire career … But I can tell you we are seeing more and more women rise through the ranks and into senior positions. And I believe that this will help with the recruitment.” Before the Border Patrol, Provost was a police officer in Manhattan, Kansas. She holds a master’s degree in National Resource Strategy from National Defense University and a bachelor of science in criminal justice from Kansas State University. Chief Provost will assume full command amid a spike in illegal border crosser apprehensions along the southwestern U.S.-Mexico Border.

Indeed..  We wish Chief Provost all the best in her new promotion!     🙂

ICE Smashes Illegal-Alien Smuggling Ring in Nebraska, Missouri

Immigration enforcement officials have broken up a network which supplied illegal-migrant labor to many worksites in Nebraska and Missouri. “Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), a series of criminal arrest warrants were executed Wednesday for 17 individuals connected to an alleged criminal conspiracy to exploit illegal alien laborers for profit, fraud, wire fraud and money laundering in Nebraska and Minnesota,” said the statement, which continued: During the execution of these search warrants Aug. 8, 133 illegal workers were administratively arrested for immigration violations; some will be issued notices to appear before a federal immigration judge and released from custody; the rest will remain in ICE custody pending immigration court proceedings. The operation and the 150 arrests spotlight the revival of immigration enforcement since 2017 by President Donald Trump, after years of minimal enforcement by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. The Nebraska operation may help deter employers from hiring illegals at black-market rates instead of hiring Americans are market-level salaries. The raids are also pushing farmers to legally hire more visa-workers via the growing H-2A visa program instead of relying on illegal-labor brokers. The ACLU of Nebraska condemned the raid.

Gee..  What a surprise..  Losers.  ICE should do their job, and then when self-righteous, agenda-driven idiots like the ACLU whine, they should just say, “you’re welcome.”   To read the rest of this article, click on the text above.

Dems who drafted bill to abolish ICE now say they’ll vote against it

Democrats who drafted a bill to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] suddenly announced Thursday night that they would vote against it if the legislation went to the floor, after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Fox News he intended to call their bluff. “We know Speaker [Paul] Ryan is not serious about passing our ‘Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act,’ so members of Congress, advocacy groups, and impacted communities will not engage in this political stunt,” Reps. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Adriano Espaillat of New York told The Hill and other news outlets. “If Speaker Ryan puts our bill on the floor, we plan to vote no and will instead use the opportunity to force an urgently needed and long-overdue conversation on the House floor.” McCarthy, R-Calif., said earlier Thursday he would place a bill to abolish ICE on the House floor later this month. Democrats have long pushed back on the administration’s immigration policies but tensions have escalated in the past month over family separations at the border. Calls from some far-left lawmakers to abolish ICE have grown ahead of the November elections. Former presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., last week slammed the federal agency as being a part of a “cruel, dysfunctional immigration system” that needs “comprehensive” reform. One of the first senators to push for eradicating ICE was Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who said last month that ICE “has become a deportation force” which should be abolished. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio echoed Gillibrand, calling the agency “broken” and “divisive.” “It should be abolished,” he tweeted. As analysts point out, if Democrats vote against the proposal and kill it, it undermines their word. If they earn enough “yes” votes, Republicans could turn the issue and tie all Democrats to the crisis at the border. Perhaps sensing trouble ahead of the primaries, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California have called instead for the agency to be restructured.

Either way, Republicans win with this.  Kudos to House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for calling their bluff and putting the issue up for a vote to get these self-righteous, self-serving, anti-law enforcement, Democrat hypocrites on record either way.  HAHAHA!!  Excellent!!    🙂

What ICE is really doing on the US-Mexico border

As a border patrol agent based near Mexico, Hector Garza holds his job in high esteem: He tries to do the job with dignity, he said, even in the face of mass protests aimed at the Trump administration’s policy of forcibly separating immigrant children from their parents. “We’re treating people with respect at the border,” he said during an interview with FOX Business’ Neil Cavuto. “Our agents go out there every single day and save these illegal immigrants who crossed, kids were abandoned by their parents, abandoned by the smugglers.” The furor began on Monday, after the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency began forcibly separating and detaining children from their parents who had entered the U.S. illegally. Although President Trump signed on Thursday an executive order that ended the policy by keeping families together when they’re detained, there are reportedly still hundreds of children separated from their parents. Garza said some of the separations are likely to continue, despite the executive order, because some of the children aren’t related to the adults purporting to be their parents. Some cartels, he said, will sneak across the border by pretending to be families. “Many times they don’t have any kind of information,” he said. “They have their names confused. The kid won’t even recognize who the adult is.” Garza did not have specific numbers about how many children may have been recruited by drug cartels. Protesters have targeted border patrol agents and administration officials, including Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. But, Garza said, many people aren’t aware of what it really entails to be a border patrol agent, or what the job is comprised of. And while he said the waves of hatred toward the agency has affected some of the agents, they will continue to go out there and protect the country, he said. Each day, agents confiscate mass amounts of drugs along the border — drugs that could kill people in the U.S., he said. “They’re focusing on this issue with families, but they’re not focusing on the fentanyl, the cocaine and all these dangerous drugs that are killing our kids in this country,” he said. “Those are the drugs we need to stop.”

Agreed..  THIS is the story that MSNBC, CNN, and the rest of the dominantly liberal mainstream media, as well as Democrat politicians, don’t want you to know.  For them, they don’t care at all about the illegal alien kids.  They just want to use this issue to whip up their base in a frenzy to oppose Trump and use it as an election issue in the November midterms.  That’s all.  The FACT that this policy of separating illegal kids from illegal adults that cross has been around for a long time spanning previous presidential administrations.  That’s a FACT.  These self-righteous Dems and liberal media personalities on MSNBC and CNN never hounded Obama or his administration when they had the same exact policy.  What hypocrites!  Another FACT..  Trump penned an executive action stopping most of these separations recently.  So, really…The issue is no more.  BUT, the liberal media, idiot liberal celebs in HollyWEIRD and Dems still are parading it around and keeping the “issue” alive for pure self-righteous, hypocritical reasons; again to keep it as a campaign issue in November.  FAKE NEWS!!    Remember that next time you find yourself having a brain fart and actually turning on CNN or MSNBC.

Trump predicts electoral doom for Democrats with ‘abolish ICE’ push: ‘They’re going to get beaten so badly’

President Trump is predicting that Democrats will be “beaten so badly” if they campaign on the policy of abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) — just as the once-fringe call to scrap the agency is going mainstream among the left. In an interview to be aired Sunday with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures,” Trump was asked what he thinks about more Democrats lining up to call for the agency’s abolition. “Well I hope they keep thinking about it. Because they’re going to get beaten so badly,” he said. “You know ICE, these are the guys that go in and take MS-13, and they take them out. Because they’re much tougher than MS-13, like by a factor of 10. And these are the ones – you get rid of ICE you’re going to have a country that you’re going to be afraid to walk out of your house.” “I love that issue if they’re going to actually do that,” he added. Calls to “abolish ICE,” once limited to the far-left parts of the Democratic Party base, have shifted into the mainstream mostly in response to the Trump administration’s tough policies on illegal immigration — particularly the “zero tolerance” policy on detaining all illegal border crossers. In New York, far-left primary challenger and ICE opponent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s shocked the party’s establishment by beating Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y. In the days after, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Mayor Bill de Blasio have added their support to the cause. “I believe that [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] has become a deportation force … and that’s why I believe you should get rid of it, start over, reimagine it and build something that actually works,” Gillibrand said in a CNN interview Thursday night. “We should abolish ICE,” de Blasio said Friday morning on WNYC radio. His Democratic colleague in Albany, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is also facing pressure to back such calls after primary challenger Cynthia Nixon has called ICE a “terrorist organization.” Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif has said that the U.S. should consider “starting from scratch” while Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., announced on Monday that he would be introducing a bill to abolish the agency. But, while it was unlikely to gain much traction on the right, Trump also tweeted on Saturday that he was backing ICE agents and that there was “zero chance” of ICE being abolished. “To the great and brave men and women of ICE, do not worry or lose your spirit. You are doing a fantastic job of keeping us safe by eradicating the worst criminal elements,” he said. “So brave! The radical left Dems want you out. Next it will be all police. Zero chance, It will never happen!” Trump is joining a number of Republicans and immigration hardliners who are welcoming the Democratic shift on the issue, believing that it spells electoral victory for the GOP outside of Democratic enclaves like New York and California. “Based on the last week, Democrats apparently want to campaign on open borders, mass migration, & abolishing ICE,” Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., tweeted this week. “Give them points for honesty. Let’s vote.”

ICE raids Ohio lawn and garden business, arrests 114

More than 100 arrests have been reported after federal immigration agents raided an Ohio lawn and garden business Tuesday as part of the Trump administration’s growing crackdown on employers suspected of hiring illegal immigrants. The Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents, carrying weapons, showed up at two Corso’s Flower & Garden Centers–one in the Lake Erie resort town of Sandusky and the other in the nearby town of Castalia and arrested 114 suspected illegal immigrants in one of the largest immigration stings in years. ICE said it expected criminal charges including identity theft and tax evasion, The Associated Press reported. No criminal charges have been filed against Corso’s, but the business is under investigation, authorities said. The raid included the seizure of business documents. The Sandusky Register reported that the agents who raided Corso’s were armed with a search warrant. One caller reported that agents were “armed with submachine guns” and were standing guard as people at the center were “rounded up,” the paper reported. A Corso’s manager refused to comment, according to the paper. The operation is part of the Trump administration’s focus on employers, one that took hold about a year after the president took office, and came months after a surge in deportation arrests began. The crackdown is likely to please immigration hawks among Trump’s supporters but may alienate industries and companies that rely on immigrant labor, according to the AP. In April, agents made about 100 worker arrests at a meatpacking plant in rural Tennessee, reminiscent of the high-profile shows of force that were common during President George W. Bush’s administration. No criminal charges have been filed against the employer. The investigation into Corso’s began in October 2017 when the U.S. Border Patrol arrested a woman who gave stolen identity documents to job applicants in the country illegally, said Steve Francis, head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations unit in Detroit.

ICE Arrests 42 Criminal Aliens Released by Sanctuary New York

Immigration officers based in New York City arrested 42 criminal aliens released by sanctuary jurisdictions. Thirteen other foreign nationals were also arrested as part of a six-day targeted operation carried out by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations officers began the operation on November 13 and concluded it shortly before Thanksgiving. In total, officers arrested 55 illegal aliens. Forty-two of those arrested had been in New York law enforcement custody and were released despite ICE having placed immigration detainers on the aliens, according to information obtained by Breitbart Texas from ICE officials. “Forty-two of the 55 arrested during this operation were released from New York custody with an active detainer, which poses an increased risk to the officers and the community.,” ERO New York Field Office Director Thomas Decker said in a written statement. “It is important for city residents to know that although the City of New York releases inmates with active ICE detainers back into their community, ICE will be diligent in its responsibility to find those who come to the United States to prey upon our communities and ultimately have them removed from the country.” Official said those arrested include nine women and 46 men. They illegal aliens hailed from 22 countries. Those countries include: Mexico (20); Jamaica (5), Ecuador (4), Honduras (3), Colombia (2), Dominican Republic (2), El Salvador (2), Guatemala (2), Yemen (2), Bangladesh (1), France (1), Guyana (1), Jordan (1), Nigeria (1), Poland (1), Romania (1), Slovakia (1), Spain (1), Trinidad (1), Yemen (1), Serbia (1), Egypt (1).

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