ICE Missed Chance to Deport Killer

ICE Missed Chance to Deport Killer

“Months before the slaying of a 19-year-old Falls Church woman, immigration officials sought to detain the man now on trial in her death. But the Guatemalan native — held at the Fairfax County jail for a few hours on a public intoxication charge — was released without being fingerprinted and before federal immigration officials were able to file paperwork requesting that he be detained until they could take him into custody,” the Washington Times reports.

“‘We’re looking into a black hole here as part of the procedure and it should be a wake-up call for the public to ask how Fairfax County handles illegal aliens and what they do when ICE doesn’t send the paddy wagon,’ said Bob Dane, spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform.”

Sen. Graham Faces Primary Challengers

“Immigration reform’s potency as a GOP incumbent slayer will be put to the test in South Carolina, where Sen. Lindsey Graham faces three primary challenges and probably a fourth. If he blows them away, as currently seems possible, it could embolden Republicans to support legislation that gives illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. But if his race gets tough, GOP waverers would probably duck for cover, burying the chances of bipartisan reform,” The Hill reports.

“The Senate Conservatives Fund, a deep-pocketed Tea Party group, told supporters in an email following the Senate’s passage of the immigration bill that ‘we obviously have some house cleaning to do,’ and named Graham as one of three Republican senators it may target over the vote in 2014.”

Program Targets Security Threats Who Apply For Citizenship

“A previously unknown Bush administration program continued under President Barack Obama grants the FBI and other national security agencies broad authority to delay or squash the immigration applications of people from Muslim countries, according to documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union,” Mother Jones writes.

“Under the program, immigrants can be designated “national security concerns” based on the flimsiest of rationales, such as coming from a “suspicious” country. Other criteria that can earn an immigrant this label include wiring money to relatives abroad, attending mosques the FBI has previously surveilled, or simply appearing in FBI case files.”

Evangelical Amnesty Group Struggles to Rebut Critics

“Representatives of the Evangelical Immigration Table responded Tuesday to accusations that it is a movement of leaders without followers. They also announced an effort to use Congress’ August recess to press for immigration reform with $400,000 worth of ads in 56 key congressional districts,” reports.

“The argument that the EIT is mostly a “grasstops,” rather than “grassroots,” movement came recently from evangelical author Jonathan Merritt and Institute on Religion and Democracy President Mark Tooley. (A Christian Post analysis of these arguments can be found here. Responses to that analysis from Merritt and Tooley can be found here and here.)”

About Author


Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


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    John Winthropp on

    ALRIGHT to be FAIR how many more thousands or million times this happen with us here….really SO it just happen to be a criminal illegal but the real issue here is our SYSTEM period……….

    So if a guy is caught by the police even if he/she is form Jupiter a background check MUST BE DONE……..!!!!

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    The EIT sounds as though it is yet another open borders group more than likely cartel sponsored. If it is actually an evangelical group, they might have seen $$$$ signs when S 744 hit the scene. That fiasco of a bill called for $100 million for five years, renewal every year thereafter (forever in government speak) for non profits designated by DHS to help illegals “navigate” the system – at taxpayer expense. A little you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours support for money thing going on.

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    Martin Linskey on

    ICE is useless, everything they should be doing to protect the American public is being sidestepped by the politicians backing all the ILLEGAL ALIENS..

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    I saw Mark Zuckerberg doing his usual doubletalk on CNN. He is apparently now launching some movement to give everyone in the world internet access. I’m sure those people living in cardboard shacks on the streets of Calcutta and Rio are worried about internet access. I don’t think it’s a coincidence he’s doing this at the same time he’s pushing immigration “reform”.

    First of all, the amnesty he’s promoting for those 12 million, who he says only “came here to work”, is a totally different issue from the H1B visas he and other tech executives promote. He’s trying to create sympathy for lawbreakers to cover for his support for tech visas so he can hire foreign workers at a cheaper wage than Americans.

    He also ignores that the Senate amnesty bill he’s supporting has no teeth in it as far as enforcement and will only bring more of the same. It’s an encouragement to come here illegally. I doubt that Mr. Zuckerberg would feel so casual about the law if it was someone trying to hurt his company. But then, he has zero ethics anyway, as shown by the huge payouts he had to make to those college colleagues he started Facebook with, and who he tried to cut out when the company started taking off. I wouldn’t trust a thing he said if his tongue was notarized.

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      John Winthropp on

      Leland even at Fermi Lab they bring scientists from around the world and pay them less……they squeeze their knowledge but eventually they get the paper……result we r still a power……

      I just brought up a fact……………..this the way any human behaves and therefore societies…….etc etc

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      I agree with your insightful comments. Americans are displaced by illegal immigrants and h1bs. If you go to a Labor Ready at 5:30am in the morning, Americans are waiting in line for day labor jobs. 300,000 engineers in the country are either underemployed or unemployed. This country is for AMERICANS not the so called “the best and brightest of the world”. If that were so Americans would score on average in the top 96% of the worlds population-ON AVERAGE! The average American needs to speak up for him/herself about how immigration affects them.

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        Buang Mong Tanan on

        It’s a fact that most unemployed americans can’t fill-up high-tech jobs . why force the unemployed americans to fill-in a job market that they are not qualified for.

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        John Winthropp on

        Shawn you got your numbers wrong….and misinterpreted my feedback…….actually we have a big number of people that do not know how to write or read……this country has always been for the best and the brightest in all aspects..for the people that come here to the sons of immigrants to the immigrants themselves and the one that carry the royal blood of those who fought to get the US bor,……