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“Jonatan works with Camapaign for an American DREAM in Finance. Help Jonatan stay in the US by writing a letter describing he’s great efforts “Hey guys, I know that this may be a lot to ask, however my attorney would like for me to collect letters from people talking about what kind of person I am. I hate to ask, but if you could please write one and send it to me at jonatan.martinez716@gmail.com I would really appreciate it. Thanks, Jon”

 

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ICE Thumbs It’s Nose At Morton Memorandum, Record Deportations Continue

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the department of Homeland Security which is responsible for the removal of undocumented workers, is thumbing it’s nose at a directive by it’s own agency head, John Morton. The directive requires ICE to take into consideration mitigating factors of certain immigrants, especially those who have US citizen parents or children, those who qualify as “Dream Students” and those who are helping a sick or elderly person or are sick or elderly themselves.   On a web page titled “Fact 0r Fiction” ICE brags about continuing it’s self set desire to deport every undocumented worker it can lay it’s hands upon. Recently, that included a high school Spanish teacher, Esterney Ironche, married to a US citizen but who who over-stayed his visa. Despite being exactly the kind of person whom the Morton memorandum was designed to help, ICE broke up one more family, leaving one more child without a father and leaving a high school class without a capable, native speaking, Spanish teacher.

 

 

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    ICE has also been persecuting “Dream students”, young people who were brought to this nation often before they were able to form memories. For example, a petition was circulated this weekend to help Florida Dreamer, Jennifer Lopez. Jennifer is one of many Dream Students ICE is persecuting in violation of the Morton Directive.   dreamer, dream-act, deportation, ICE

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        The ICE “Fact vs. Fiction” states, “Media have suggested that ICE is aggressively dismissing cases based on a directive from Director Morton. This just isn’t true. ICE enforcement is alive and well. For two years in a row, ICE has removed a record number of illegal aliens from communities across the United States.”

    ICE does not care about the destruction it is causing by ripping families apart. Nor does ICE give a what-the-hey about the Morton memorandum. In fact, rank and file ICE agents have voiced discontent with the policy set by their commander and chief, President Barak Obama. We now have a national police force which does as it pleases, and not as it is directed. According to the Morton Memorandum, the following persons are specifically to receive special handling, according to the Morton Memorandum:  

              • Veterans and members of the U.S. armed forces, yet the Valenzuela Brothers who fought in Viet Nam are still in deportation proceedings. Other veterans who have already been deported including Hector Barajas, voice little confidence they will be able to return to the US.

     

              • Long-time lawful permanent residents. This includes youth and college aged adults who have spent many years contributing to America including Spanish teacher Ironche.

     

              • Minors and elderly individuals, including Dream Students.

     

              • Individuals present in the United States since childhood, including Dream Students.

     

              • Pregnant or nursing women.

     

              • Victims of domestic violence; trafficking, or other serious crimes.

     

              • Individuals who suffer from a serious mental or physical disability; and

     

              • Individuals with seious health conditions.

     

        Like police agencies of a fatherland, ICE uses plenty of propaganda to win the heats and minds of the America they are charged with protecting. Yet, the truth about what the agency is really doing and what it claims to be doing are as far apart as the edges of the Grand Canyon. For example, the ICE “Fact not Fiction” web page states, “The agency focuses limited resources on three high priority areas-the identification and removal of criminals and national security threats, fugitives, and recent border entrants and others who game the system.

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    Yet, many dream students including Jennifer Lopez are fighting to stay in the United States. If ICE really had their priorities straight Jennifer and many others would not have to make national appeals just to get their day in court.   Even ICE’s pretending to focus on criminal aliens is a farce. After busting in doors and scaring toddlers in early morning raids, ICE officers interrogate everyone in the households where supposed criminal aliens are living. Many raids fail to reveal any criminal aliens.

     

    Despite children terrified at the sight of men decked with swat gear and sporting heavy artillery, ICE nabs lots of hard working immigrants whose only crime was to live in a place ICE conveniently chose to raid.   Out of those 450,000 families ICE shred last year, only 25% had serious criminal histories. Many of the criminal aliens ICE apprehends have rehabilitated themselves 10 and 20 years earlier. Others may have been accused but never found guilty of their crimes. What ICE does not say in their propaganda is they use criminal arrest records, not just conviction records, in targeting “criminal” immigrants. This is an agency in which a mere allegation is enough to get you on their hit list.

     

    It does not matter how long ago the crime occurred. Some immigrants made errors as youths 10 and 20 years ago and are pillars of their communities. Too bad. ICE considers all immigrants who have made errors fair game.

     

    Worse, what is considered a “serious criminal” by ICE standards includes driving while intoxicated and instances of domestic violence. Again, ICE does not care if these events happened years before. They are going to get their man! Or woman, or parent, or child.

     

    During the 2011 father’s day weekend, for example, ICE set up a command post at a busy county fair called Strawberry Days Festival in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, near Aspen. Undercover ICE agents convinced officers of the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office to approach Hispanics celebrating the fair with their families. Two men were approached, neither of which had significant criminal histories.   ICE says the fathers went with the sheriff’s officers willingly, leaving their children unattended while playing on the Bouncy Castle Ride. Common sense suggests parents don’t leave young children unattended at busy venues unless compelled to do so. The last memory the children had of their father was was while he watched them jump on the inflated castle. ICE propaganda clearly states the agency does not use local law enforcement untrained in ICE tactics to conduct immigration raids. It is just propaganda, mind you.

    The ICE “Fact vs. Fiction” web page continues, “On Aug. 20, 2010, Director Morton issued a memorandum that allows for the dismissal of a very narrow category of cases. The memorandum applies only to individuals who are about to receive an immigration benefit—namely lawful permanent residence—from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.” says the ICE fact sheet.   The ICE statement strays far from the intent of the Morton Memorandum. President Obama instructed the memorandum be issued because some members in congress insist on playing politics with the lives of immigrants. Since Congress refused to act, the President did act. ICE knows exactly what objectives were intended by the memorandum given them by the head of their very own agency, yet they refuse to obey it. Now, ICE is not even acknowledging the purpose, choosing instead to claim it applies to people who are about to get relief anyway.

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    Since ICE insists on breaking the spirit if not the very intention of the Morton Directive, and since the agency refuses to answer to anyone, including it’s own director, or respond to members of the press who question its actions, one last resort is for immigration judges to begin dismissing the cases ICE recklessly insists on persecuting. Another alternative might be the mass dismissal of rank and file ICE command, until ICE officers are found who are willing to obey the orders of the director of the agency. Don’t count on either of these. ICE is out of control and no one can reign this agency in, not even the president.   Who, then, is in control of ICE? What should America do with a powerful agency which refuses to follow orders and instead dictates it’s own orders? How did ICE forget who the real 911 terrorists were? None of them were Latino and none of them came in over the Southern border. Why has this agency made it a personal mission to deport every person they can find despite orders to the contrary? What constitutes a democracy?

    Today is September 11th, the tenth anniversary of the attack on our soil by terrorists bent on destroying free America. Little could anyone have guessed, the legacy of the the 911 terrorists would be continued by those trusted to defend us from such attacks. When the most powerful and secretive police force in the world no longer follows orders from the director of that force, or the President of the United States, all Americans must wonder where the greater threat to freedom lies and who are the real terrorists.   Today we mourn the loss of brave people from many countries who were murdered during the 911 attacks. We give grace and are grateful for the role our government has played in keeping us safe, including the role of ICE. At the same time, we must take a stand, that the freedom brave Americans died for 10 years ago were not deaths in vain.

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    Hartwell On Insane actions by ICE



    
    

     

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    Saturday Night, His girl friend beside him, Christian Reyes is taking flowers to a relative’s daughter’s baptismal celebration.

     

    Then it happens, flashing lights, taillight isn’t working, handcuffs, a crying hysterical girl friend must now run to the planned celebration to tell Christians mother, younger brother and little sister that the police have taken Christian away.

     

    They can’t contact him. Sunday goes by, friends are trying to help. A lawyer is called. They don’t have an A# so they can’t track him. They wait. Sunday goes by, no word. Monday afternoon they get a call, expect a call on Tuesday afternoon. No word Tuesday.

     

    Wednesday afternoon Christian’s girlfriend gets a text. “I signed the paper. They said if I didn’t they would hold me for two months in Tacoma and then I would be deported anyway.”

     

    They go to the jail. He isn’t there. Where is he? Are they taking him the 700 plus miles to the detention center in Tacoma WA. Are they sending him to Mexico without word or even a goodbye? Stroke of luck, someone found him listed as being held in a neighboring county’s jail. What does it mean? What are they doing? When can we talk to him? Can’t sleep. Can’t eat. Can’t think. The world around them crumbles.

    This is the scene, repeated over and over hundreds of times a day, every day.
     



     

    On June 17th 2011 John Morton Director of ICE put forth a memo giving guidelines for the use of prosecutorial discretion. On August 18th 2011 Janet Nepolitano sent a letter to Senator Dick Durbin confirming the intent of DHS and ICE to follow the June 17th memo and review the 300,000 cases clogging the system and making the priority cases those that were criminals and not low priority undocumented individuals. To date local and field officers of ICE have thumbed their nose with comments like “We are completely unhappy,” Chris Crane said recently.



     

    The head of the union that represents the country’s immigration enforcement officers, Crane has recently been on a crusade to undermine the intent of the June 17th 2011 John Morton Memo, and the administration. Ice has shown callous disregard and has instead tried to speed up the timeline to deportation by bullying and intimidating those picked up with no criminal record and whom they know would qualify for prosecutorial discretion into signing voluntary deportation papers.

     

    This is wrong. It is time to show support for even small steps taken to try to give relief to hard working immigrants until such time as a do nothing Congress and a deadlocked Senate have the courage to take on and fix a broken and destructive immigration policy. I for one call on the Union head and it’s members to stand down and stop the insubordination.

     

    Thank you Richard Hartwell from Action Dream Team for your fine article!  While the Obama White House may think it is in charge, the Department of Homeland Security has other thoughts.  They show little effort in following the directive written by the commander in chief.  Instead, they act of their own accord, ignoring directives from superiors, interested only in numbers and egos, with a heartless disregard for the lives they are tearing up.

    When a security agency begins to take the rules and laws it wants and ignore the ones it does not want, the agency has become rogoue and out-of-touch with the citizens it serves.  Super agencies like this which are answerable to no-one, can have their way even if their commander and chief says it isn’t supposed to be that way.  Too bad.

     

    Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) will solve many problems.  Included within CIR is the Dream Act which would allow young people to go to school or go to the military.  When we roll up our sleeves we can solve our problems.  When our government refuses to listen to superiors, it is time to give those who refuse to listen a permanent vacation!

     

     

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    Heroin Smuggling Ends With Sinking Feeling In Gut

     

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    Some drug cases are harder to defend than others. One tactic to defend a drug case is to claim the illegal products, in this case, heroin, did not belong to the person being charged.  The defense works when two people are riding in a vehicle and drugs are found inside.  Each defendant claims they were not his drugs.

    That defense is a total failure, though, when the authorities catch a person with drugs “on” them.  It gets even that more difficult to defend a case when the drugs are not on, but “in” the smuggler.  That allegedly was the case when Santos Daniel Rivera arrived from the Dominican Republic and was passing through customs at Philadelphia International Airport.

    While Santos spent plenty of time concealing the drugs he was carrying by swallowing them, he did not spend much time on the story he was going to tell the customs inspector.  An alert officer caught discrepancies in the 21 year old’s story.  He was referred to “secondary” where he must have started to have that bad feeling in the pit of his stomach today was not going to be his day.

    Soon, Santos was transported to a local hospital and given an xray which revealed the presence of unusual “foreign bodies” in his stomach.  The rest was a matter for time, probably a strong laxative, and no place to get rid of the evidence.  Fifty-eight agonizing thumb sized pellets later, and Santos was soon under arrest for attempted smuggling of 1.65 pounds of heroin.  That aching feeling in his gut things were going South no doubt remained, despite shedding significant weight.

    While Santos may consider the discovery by US Customs and Border Patrol officers the end to life as he knows it, and he is probably right if convicted, the vigilance of the officer may have saved Santos’ life.  A single burst pellet could have resulted in his death.  It would not be the first time.  When smugglers realize how easy it is to detect “internal” smuggling, youths who put their lives as risk think twice about taking the chance that could cost them their own lives.  Getting 1.65 pounds of heroin off of the streets will save the lives of countless addicts.

    Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) would provide funding to beef up our nation’s seaports and to add additional border protection agents.  It would also allow immigrants who have chosen to avoid criminal behavior a chance to obtain permanent residency after a lengthy process, payment of fines which could add 1.3 billion to the treasury, and passing criminal background checks.

    For those who elect to follow the path of drug smugglers, there is a fairly easy answer:  Lengthy jail terms followed by a free trip back to where they came.

     

     

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