DHS Agency Involved In ‘Domestic Censorship Activities’

Yet ANOTHER Biden Regime Agency Worked to Censor Dissenting Views

Yet ANOTHER Biden Regime Agency Worked to Censor Dissenting Views


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2023/03/07/yet-another-biden-regime-agency-worked-to-censor-dissenting-views-n1676304;

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The Biden regime has made it clear in all kinds of ways that it hates the freedom of speech, political dissent, and the idea of loyal political opposition. It is doing all it can to stamp out these things, but it has to tread carefully in doing so so that as few patriots as possible catch on to what is going on and move to stop it. Nevertheless, as The Sumter Gambit: How the Left is Trying to Foment a Civil War demonstrates, the Left’s war against Constitutional values is real and ongoing. On Tuesday came new evidence of Biden’s handlers’ assault on our most fundamental freedom.

Back in August 2022, I wrote an article entitled “The Disinformation Governance Board Is Now Officially Dead, But the Enemies of Free Speech Will Keep Trying,” and here we are already. Fox News reported that “a federal agency in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that’s been scrutinized for what critics argue is suppression of dissenting political views under the guise of combating disinformation now appears to be ‘burying’ evidence of its alleged censorship, experts and watchdog groups say.” Well, knock me over with a feather.

Fox explains that the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) “has come under fire for working with Big Tech companies to flag and take down social media posts related to elections, COVID vaccines, and a range of other issues that were deemed mis-, dis-, and misinformation (MDM).” This is the Orwellian line that the contemporary Left has chosen in order to dress up its efforts to crush dissent and allow only one point of view to be heard with an aura of respectability. It’s all about “security,” you see, and protecting you from “misinformation,” “disinformation,” and yet another newly coined word, “misinformation.” These lovable lugs just want you to get the pure, unadulterated truth, as curated by them.

Most Americans can see through this and understand, especially after the long drama of Hunter Biden’s laptop, that what the Left calls “misinformation” and “disinformation” is more often and not true information that the party of lies and deceit doesn’t want you to know. Most Americans also understand that the First Amendment’s protection of the freedom of speech extends even to, and in fact especially to, what those in power want you to think is “disinformation” but is actually made up of facts that contradict their narrative. Consequently, the authoritarians have to hide their evil agenda as much as they possibly can; Americans don’t like the censorship of legitimate opinion, and the censors are well aware of that.

As a result, Fox reports, “now it appears the agency may be concealing its efforts to monitor domestic content posted by regular Americans and focusing exclusively on its campaign to combat foreign actors in what some observers say is a move designed to hide government overreach.” Because when Americans find out about government overreach, they often move to stop it, and we can’t have that. Fox notes that “CISA’s current webpage on its MDM mission discusses ‘foreign influence operations and disinformation … targeting election infrastructure’ and makes no mention of domestic activity.” Reassuring? No. This page has only been up for a few weeks.

The old CISA webpage that it replaced speaks of “foreign and domestic threat actors [using] MDM campaigns to cause chaos, confusion, and division” and describes them as “malign.” Fox states that “the page also describes CISA’s mission in much broader terms as working ‘in close coordination with interagency and private sector partners, social media companies, academia, and international partners on a variety of projects to build resilience against malicious information activities.’”

Related: Biden’s CISA Director Tells Us Not to Worry About Election Irregularities

CISA offers a classic example of mission creep. It was “originally created to protect the nation’s ‘cyber and physical infrastructure,’ including domestic websites from foreign hackers.” But its mission “quickly morphed and broadened to countering ‘disinformation campaigns and efforts that appear in social media,’ according to an August 2022 DHS Office of Inspector General report.” According to a draft DHS report, it was set to combat “inaccurate information” on topics such as “the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, racial justice, U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the nature of U.S. support to Ukraine.”

We know how this game is played now. We know that Hunter Biden’s laptop was “inaccurate information” and was even certified as “Russian disinformation” in a slickly-worded, plausible deniability-enabling statement that was signed by fifty of the nation’s top intelligence officials. When Leftist officials start talking about “inaccurate information,” they mean dissent from their agenda. CISA has been caught and, like the Disinformation Governance Board, should be shut down. But we would need a patriotic administration for that.

Biden Administration Works to Destroy the Border Patrol

Insult to Injury: Biden Regime Distributes Anti-Police ‘Black Resistance’ Flyers to Border Agents

Insult to Injury: Biden Regime Distributes Anti-Police ‘Black Resistance’ Flyers to Border Agents


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2023/02/07/insult-to-injury-biden-regime-distributes-anti-police-black-resistance-flyers-to-border-agents-n1668486;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

What could be a more thankless job than to be a Border Patrol agent during the misrule of Alleged President Joe Biden? As migrants continue to stream in unprecedented numbers across the essentially nonexistent Southern border, it’s clear that Biden’s handlers don’t want border officials to do their jobs, insofar as those jobs involve screening the new arrivals and endeavoring to keep criminals, terrorists, and other unsavory elements out of the country. It wants to bring as many migrants as possible into the country, no matter what price American citizens have to pay. It has also been quick to demonize border officials, even in open defiance of the facts. And now the Biden regime has added insult to injury by distributing Black Lives Matter anti-police agitprop to Border Patrol agents. Do they want Border Patrol agents demoralized enough to quit their jobs?

The Washington Free Beacon reported Monday that Biden’s ideologues “distributed ‘Black Resistance’ flyers to U.S. Border Patrol agents that celebrated the Black Lives Matter movement and anti-American activist Colin Kaepernick.” The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Privacy and Diversity Office, which must be a delightful place to work, “circulated a poster that features the words #BlackPower, #BlackLivesMatter, and ‘Abolitionist,’ as well as watermarked images of Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) and Kaepernick.”

One Border Patrol officer spelled out exactly what is so outrageous about this: “BLM hates us, and so does Maxine Waters. Kaepernick hates us. They’re anti-police advocates against the nation’s largest police agency.” Indeed. Black Lives Matter has said that Customs and Border Protection, “like other law enforcement agencies, are rooted in white supremacy and a history of slave-catching.” BLM added: “When we say #DefundThePolice, we mean all the police, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), who are demonstrating their slave-catching roots, riding horseback, and beating Haitian asylum-seekers with whips.”

There was just one catch: CBP agents didn’t beat Haitian asylum-seekers, or anyone else, and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas knew that in Oct. 2022 when he declared: “Our nation saw horrifying images that do not reflect who we are. We know that those images painfully conjured up the worst elements of our nation’s ongoing battle against systemic racism. The images horrified us in terms of what they suggest and what they conjure up.” As soon as it became clear that Mayorkas said this even though he knew that no one had been whipped, he should have been made to resign. The fact that he did not indicate yet again that this America-Last administration wants to demonize the CBP, and police in general, in order to further its radical agenda. Truth doesn’t matter. Only the narrative does. And the overall goal of transforming the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave into something else altogether by overwhelming its population with new arrivals who have markedly different political and cultural values.

The project is well underway. The CBP reports that its officers had 2,766,582 “encounters” with migrants at the borders during the fiscal year 2022, up significantly from 1,956,519 in the fiscal year 2021 and 646,822 in the fiscal year 2020. In October and November of 2022, there were 561,291. If migrants keep streaming into the U.S. at that rate, there will be well over three million “encounters” in this fiscal year.

Related: Biden’s Big Lie About Border Security

And so it’s clear: as far as Old Joe Biden’s handlers are concerned, CBP agents are the enemy. If they’re stubborn enough to stay on the job nonetheless, they will be inundated with propaganda designed to inculcate within them the idea that they are evil and are doing something that is intrinsically wrong. The endgame is to compel thoroughly propagandized agents either to quit their jobs or do what is now called “quiet quitting,” doing nothing while remaining on the taxpayer payroll, refusing to do the bidding of white supremacist Amerikkka in keeping the poor, noble, victimized brown migrants out.

Has there ever been an administration like this one, so thoroughly at war with its own people that it actively works to demoralize and destroy a key law enforcement agency? The Biden regime’s anti-American reign of terror makes the Obama administration look positively drenched in the old red, white, and blue. If the House Republicans are worth their salt, they will open investigations to discover who is responsible for pushing this anti-police agitprop upon the Border Patrol, and demand the resignations of everyone involved. We shall see.

Iranian caught at Southern border smuggled in car trunk highlights border’s jihad terror threat


SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/02/iranian-caught-at-southern-border-smuggled-in-car-trunk-highlights-borders-jihad-terror-threat;

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He wasn’t on the terror watch list, but why was he trying to sneak into the U.S. at all?

“Iranian smuggled in car trunk shows security threat from our open border,” by Todd Bensman, New York Post, February 2, 2023:

Good news: The Iranian caught in the trunk of a smuggler’s car illegally crossing the southern border last week wasn’t on the FBI’s terrorism watch list, as was previously reported.

Except … even if he wasn’t on the list, how is this not a terrifying sign of the national security threat we face?

The car-trunk Iranian highlights that intercontinental human smuggling networks do indeed bring people from the most adversarial nations in the world, as detailed in my recent book “America’s Covert Border War, the Untold Story of the Nation’s Battle to Prevent Jihadist Infiltration.”

Try as American law enforcement stationed abroad might to disrupt them, these smuggling organizations very much still can and do mainline strangers into Texas from countries where Islamic terrorist groups operate — along with those from nations like Russia, Syria and China.

Last fiscal year, the Border Patrol apprehended 98 immigrants who were on the FBI’s terrorism watch list — an all-time record — and 38 more have been caught in just October, November and December, according to US Customs and Border Protection’s public statistics website.

The probabilities are sky-high that some watch-listed immigrants were among the estimated 300,000 who evaded the Border Patrol in just the past four months — and the 1 million who did so last year.

The danger is real, particularly since Iran’s rulers publicly vow revenge for the killing of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force Gen. Qasem Soleimani. Recent reporting had Iran plotting to assassinate the US ambassador to South Africa in retaliation for the Soleimani killing.

The US security enterprise takes this threat seriously. In late 2020, the Americans were behind the September 2020 bust in Brazil of Reza Sahami, a dual citizen of Canada and Iran who was caught guiding a group of seven Iranian nationals in the city of Assis Brasil on the border of Peru. All seven Iranians possessed fraudulent or altered passports from Israel, Denmark and Canada. The Sahami organization flew Iranians into Canada on fake passports but also had some smuggled over the southern border.

“Sahami has been smuggling criminals across international borders for over 10 years,” said ICE Attaché for Brazil and Bolivia Robert Fuentes in the scarcely reported 2020 ICE press statement.

But even before the Soleimani retaliation threat, American homeland security and intelligence agencies rightly worried that Iran would easily send its spies over the border — or spies of its terrorist offspring, Hezbollah….

DHS Secretary Mayorkas Slapped with New Impeachment Articles

DHS Secretary Mayorkas Slapped With New Impeachment Articles


SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/dhs-secretary-mayorkas-slapped-with-new-impeachment-articles/;

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As the border crisis spirals into total free fall and American citizens are more impacted by it than ever before, some voices in Congress are at long last demanding accountability of those responsible.

With Republicans now in control of the House of Representatives, articles of impeachment have once more been introduced against Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, on the grounds of having violated his very oath of office and for failure to uphold federal immigration laws.

As Fox News reported, the articles were introduced Wednesday by Representative Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), who likewise introduced articles to impeach Mayorkas in 2021 when the House was still dominated by Democrats.

The new impeachment effort comes as immigration authorities have had a record 2.3 million encounters with illegal aliens in the fiscal year 2022. Over 251,000 of those were in December alone.

The impeachment articles accuse Mayorkas of having “engaged in a pattern of conduct that is incompatible with his duties as an Officer of the United States,” contending,

Secretary Mayorkas has failed to faithfully uphold his oath and has instead presided over a reckless abandonment of border security and immigration enforcement, at the expense of the Constitution and the security of the United States. Secretary Mayorkas has violated, and continues to violate, this oath by failing to maintain operational control of the border and releasing hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens into the interior of the United States.

The impeachment articles also maintain that the Homeland Security secretary did not implement the 2006 Secure Fence Act, which stipulates that DHS must “achieve and maintain operational control” over the border.

Yet another charge is that Mayorkas, in allowing illegal aliens to be released into the country, has violated the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and its provision that illegal aliens must be detained.

Furthermore, the articles point to Mayorkas’ decision to end the Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), which required that illegal migrants be kept in Mexico until the completion of their hearings. “The Secretary of Homeland Security does not have the option of simply releasing those aliens into the interior of the United States,” the articles argue.

They go on to add, “The actions of Secretary Mayorkas have made the border less secure and encouraged aliens to enter the United States illegally, instead of taking actions to maintain operational control of the border. His actions have subverted the will of Congress and the core tenants of the Constitution.”

Representative Pat Fallon (R-Texas) introduced his own articles last month, which alleged that Mayorkas “publicly and falsely slandered” Border Patrol agents over the 2021 accusations of whipping Haitian migrants, which were proven to be false.

Of course, the real question is not whether stray Republican representatives will introduce impeachment articles, but whether those articles can be made viable with support from House leadership.

In this case, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has previously signaled that he would be willing to get behind an impeachment effort aimed at Mayorkas.

“He cannot and must not remain in that position,” McCarthy said back in November. “If Secretary Mayorkas does not resign, House Republicans will investigate every order, every action, and every failure to determine whether we can begin an impeachment inquiry.”

Representative Carlos Giménez (R-Fla.), who was present during a Sunday meeting with the DHS chief in Miami, addressed a letter to Mayorkas on Tuesday in which he pressed the Biden official for answers on a number of major immigration questions — questions that Mayorkas reportedly was unable to answer at the meeting.

As Fox News notes,

In his letter, Giménez asks Mayorkas how many of the 4.5 million migrant encounters at the Southwest border since Biden took office, are currently residing in the U.S. He also seeks answers on the DHS’ process for choosing a location to release these individuals and the information that’s given to those localities.

Giménez questions how many of these migrants have work permits and, among those that do, how many are receiving federal government assistance. Additionally, he asks, how many of those that do not have authorized work permits have received federal government assistance. 

He cites U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) 1.2 million figure for “gotaways” who have evaded border authorities. Of these, Giménez wants to know how many have been located by CBP. He also asks Mayorkas how many migrants who were unknown to DHS have been detained and deported over the past two years.

Homeland Security, meanwhile, has pushed back at Republicans’ targeting of Mayorkas, placing the blame on Congress for allegedly failing to pass legislation that would solve the migrant crisis. The department articulated this view in a Wednesday statement from a DHS spokesperson:

Secretary Mayorkas is proud to advance the noble mission of this Department, support its extraordinary workforce, and serve the American people. The Department will continue our work to enforce our laws and secure our border, while building a safe, orderly, and humane immigration system. Instead of trying to point fingers and score political points, the Members of Congress recklessly and baselessly pursuing impeachment should work on legislative solutions for our broken system, which has not been updated in over 40 years.

But Republicans have balked at the idea of passing a Democrat-approved immigration bill when Biden’s party won’t come to the table unless any such legislation includes a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal aliens — something the Republican base won’t accept.

El Paso Bulldozes Illegal Alien Homeless Encampments Prior to Biden Visit


Gov. Abbott calls out Biden during border visit


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2023/01/08/el-paso-bulldozes-illegal-alien-homeless-encampments-prior-to-biden-visit-n1659726;

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The humanitarian situation in the border city of El Paso is so bad and so ugly that local authorities are bulldozing several illegal immigrant encampments to get them out of sight before Joe Biden’s visit on Sunday.

El Paso had been turned into one gigantic homeless shelter after tens of thousands of illegal aliens crossed the border in December anticipating the end of the immigration restriction known as Title 42. But the Supreme Court granted a reprieve to Texas and other border states who had sued to keep the restrictions in place. As a result, streets, sidewalks, and parking lots in El Paso have been taken over by illegal aliens.

Now, Joe Biden has imposed a policy — probably to be challenged in court — that allows some illegal immigrants entry into the U.S. but forces most of the rest to wait. It’s a policy that has satisfied no one, especially groups that are agitating for open borders. About 300 of the illegals obediently marched through the streets of downtown El Paso demanding the government open the border.

Washington Examiner:

The hundreds of people camped out on individual blocks surrounding the Greyhound Bus Station and Sacred Heart Church have been moved out of eyesight by local El Paso police officers and federal Border Patrol agents, according to four law enforcement officials who spoke with the Washington Examiner on Thursday.

“The [community residents] that experienced it on a daily basis were fed up and they made it known,” a senior federal agent wrote in a text message. “Crime was getting bad and many residents were complaining. Some migrants even took over private parking lots and were charging for people to use them for parking.”

The undertaking began last week after authorities discovered several groups of people on the streets were pretending to have been released by Border Patrol but had never been arrested and were considered unlawfully present.

As for Biden’s drop-by in El Paso on his way to Mexico City, the Washington Examiner refers to the sojourn as “Biden’s Potemkin Trip to the Southern Border.”

Biden will learn nothing from his trip because he doesn’t want to learn anything. He already announced his new immigration policy Thursday, days before his trip. He is obviously going in hope of grabbing the initiative on a policy area he has botched spectacularly as he rolls out his as-yet undeclared reelection campaign

In his speech announcing an expanded parole program that grants work visas to 360,000 people a year, Biden mocked the idea that migrants were coming to the United States just to make more money.

“It’s not like people are sitting around a table somewhere in Central America and saying, ‘I got a great idea. Let’s sell everything we have. Let’s give it to a coyote, a smuggler. They’ll take us on a harrowing journey for thousands of miles to get to the United States, then we’re going to illegally cross the border.’”

Yes, Mr. President. And your point is…?

Of course, that’s why these millions of people want to come to the United States. “To find a better life” easily translates to “more money for me and my family.” And for many thousands of illegals desperate to cross the border, it’s a question of getting more government goodies.

More opportunities to succeed? Yes. A better chance to live a good life for my children? Absolutely. But with 70% of illegal border crossers being unmarried single adults, how much of this “I’m doing it for my kids” rhetoric should we believe?

Biden will be in El Paso just long enough to get two or three good visuals for the media while completely ignoring the problems his administration has caused.

Biden’s handlers send air marshals to border: ‘We’re not going to catch al Qaeda trying to grab a plane in El Paso’

Ex-Air Marshal claims airlines are 'playing politics' with passengers

After numerous reports that flyers were ‘kicked off’ of flights over mask and face covering concerns, former Air Marshal Sonya Labosco claims that airlines may be ‘playing politics’ with their customers’ rights to free expression. – with Newsmax TV’s Chris Salcedo

SEE: https://www.foxnews.com/video/6318137030112:

Biden admin sending air marshals to the border amid terror threat is 'absolutely madness': Sonya Labosco


SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/01/bidens-handlers-send-air-marshals-to-border-were-not-going-to-catch-al-qaeda-trying-to-grab-a-plane-in-el-paso;

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Is there anything that makes Americans less safe that Biden’s handlers wouldn’t do?

“Air marshals outraged at Biden admin for border deployments despite terror threat: ‘Absolutely madness,'” by Bailee Hill, Fox News, January 3, 2023:

Air Marshal National Council Executive Director Sonya Labosco joined ‘Fox & Friends First’ to discuss why it is ‘insane’ the Biden administration is sending air marshals to the border amid a terror threat.

Federal air marshals are outraged as the Biden administration continues to send them to the southern border despite a renewed terror threat from al Qaeda.

Air Marshal National Council Executive Director Sonya Labosco joined “Fox & Friends First” Tuesday to discuss why the diversion has put Americans at risk and why they are going to “suffer” as a result of the move.

“It looks absolutely insane,” Labosco told co-host Todd Piro. “We don’t understand why these decisions are being made. The intel is clear. Al Qaeda is watching for our weak areas. Our aviation is a high-risk area. We’re not protecting our aviation domain, and we’re going to the border. It is absolutely madness.”

High-level Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sources told Judicial Review that “al Qaeda says upcoming attacks on US possibly involving planes, will use new techniques and tactics.”

Despite the looming terror threat, the Biden administration announced mandatory deployments to the border as the migrant surge continues to strain already-worsening conditions amid staffing shortages.

Air marshals urge Biden White House to stop sending them to border ahead of holiday seasonVideo
Many agents pushed back on the Biden administration over the move, expressing willingness to refuse the deployment and face possible termination.

Labosco suggested the mandatory diversions may not have sufficient legal grounds.

“We do believe it’s a violation,” Labosco said. “We do believe that DHS has overstepped their bounds. We are waiting for Congress to get sworn in, hopefully today, and we can get some movement here. We need someone to step in, in Congress, and stop the deployment of federal air marshals.”

“This statute, when it was originally a tent and set by Congress, was not to deploy air marshals to the border, and to be clear, there is no national emergency,” she continued. “There’s been no national emergency declared at this point. So we’re still saying that it is we need an injunction from Congress that they cannot send us to the border.”

The Air Marshal National Council sent a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over the weekend, calling out the administration for the policy since the border crisis has garnered little attention.

“How can you justify sending FAMs to the border in huge numbers, when the border is in your words secure, and there is no emergency yet?” the letter read. “Yet we have major security incidents happening right now affecting our aviation security.”

Even amid the diversion, Labosco noted the American people have not forgotten the critical lessons learned following the devastating 9/11 attacks, more than two decades after thousands lost their lives.

“I can tell you who hasn’t forgotten, we haven’t forgotten,” Labosco said. “The American people, the family and friends of those that died on 911, they haven’t forgotten.”

“We’re not we’re not [sic] going to catch al Qaeda trying to grab an airplane down in El Paso,” she continued. “It’s going to happen right here in a commercial airport, in a commercial aircraft.”…

Open Borders and Weaponized Mass Migration: Fuel for Globalism

The Deep State is using open borders and weaponized mass migration to overrun the United States and the Western world to advance its one-world agenda, warns The New American magazine's Alex Newman in this episode of Behind The Deep State. Right now, millions of illegal immigrants are crossing the border, and are being given papers and released into the United States by the Biden administration. This has been a boon for cartels and human traffickers. And incredibly, numerous Republicans are plotting with Democrats to provide amnesty to these tens of millions of illegal immigrants, turning them into Democrat voters and making America a one-party state, just like happened to California after previous amnesties. Wars started by globalists destroyed many of the nations these migrants are fleeing from, but the mass migration encouraged by globalist predators is not humanitarian. Neither is the "we need workers" pretext supported by evidence and facts. The goal, as UN officials have explained, is ending nations and national sovereignty.

For more great content, visit TheNewAmerican.com

Homeland Security? What’s That? DHS Neglected to Collect THOUSANDS of Security Cards From Former Employees


SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/12/homeland-security-whats-that-dhs-neglected-to-collect-thousands-of-security-cards-from-former-employees;

AND: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2022/12/23/homeland-security-whats-that-dhs-neglected-to-collect-thousands-of-security-cards-from-former-employees-n1655977

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You have to understand: the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has had far more important things to do than worry about minor things such as, you know, homeland security. The agency has been too busy, too dreadfully, frightfully busy, to be concerned with enforcing the most elementary safety procedures and collecting security cards from employees who have left the organization. After all, what could possibly go wrong? What could a disgruntled former employee do at the wholly innocuous DHS that would cause any difficulty for anyone?

A report that was published Thursday from the DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) stated that “the Department of Homeland Security did not always terminate personal identity verification (PIV) card access or withdraw security clearances for separated employees and contractors in accordance with Federal regulations and Department policies.” This negligence has been going on for at least four years: “In 2018, we identified weaknesses in DHS’ controls over PIV card collection, revocation, destruction, and management oversight.” Yet nothing has been done:

Many of the issues we previously reported remain, and further work is required to improve and enhance processes. Specifically, DHS has not prioritized ensuring that PIV cards are terminated when individuals no longer require access. We determined that, in thousands of cases, DHS did not promptly revoke PIV card access privileges or destroy PIV cards of individuals who separated from the Department. In addition, DHS did not always promptly withdraw security clearances of individuals who separated from DHS.

The report noted that it was impossible even to tell how big this problem is, but there are at very least “thousands” of problematic incidents: “We determined that, in thousands of cases, DHS did not promptly revoke PIV card access privileges or destroy PIV cards of individuals who separated from the Department.” But the problem could be much, much bigger than even that: “In addition, DHS did not always promptly withdraw security clearances of individuals who separated from DHS. Unfortunately, we could not determine the exact magnitude of the problem because records in DHS’ information systems were incomplete.”

This has potentially catastrophic consequences: “DHS cannot ensure only authorized individuals have access to its controlled systems and facilities. As a result, there is a risk that individuals who no longer require access to systems and facilities could circumvent controls and enter DHS buildings and controlled areas.”

Related: Biden’s DHS Signals It Wants to Criminalize Political Dissent

Clearly, the DHS has been far too consumed with its duties to care about such trivial matters. Last spring, rather than worry itself about trivialities such as unauthorized people gaining access to areas containing sensitive or classified information, it rolled out the Disinformation Governance Board. According to the office of Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), “the Disinformation Governance Board was originally conceived in part to monitor domestic speech regarding ‘conspiracy theories about the validity and security of elections’ and ‘disinformation related to the origins and effects of COVID-19 vaccines or the efficacy of masks.’” Even worse, “DHS planned for a partnership with Twitter to suppress disfavored content and planned a meeting with Twitter executives exploring the concept.” Now we know that Facebook and Twitter were meeting with DHS regularly to discuss what opinions Americans held that should be censored.

So you see: DHS had important censorship work to do, so as to make sure that as few Americans as possible had access to any information that departed from what Biden’s handlers wanted us all to believe and accept as true. It couldn’t possibly spare any time or personnel from that gargantuan, deeply patriotic effort to take care of something so trivial as ensuring that a criminal or terrorist wouldn’t be able to gain access to information that could lead to lives or fortunes lost and lives destroyed. For that, we would need a security agency, and it’s clear that at least during the misrule of DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, DHS is anything but a security agency. It’s an enforcement arm for the regime, and a foe of the freedom of speech, not a security agency.

DHS was established in the wake of 9/11 to coordinate activities among the government’s various security agencies. It had signally failed in this mission, as the agencies still often operate at cross purposes with one another, and now compounding the problem is the corruption of the DHS into a weapon of partisan politics and the Left’s advancing authoritarianism. Maybe a future president will have to establish a security agency to coordinate activities among the government’s various security agencies. And then the whole corrupt cycle will begin again.



Texas National Guard Deploys Razor Wire, Military Vehicles on Border Near El Paso

Texas National Guard Deploys Razor Wire, Military Vehicles on Border Near El Paso

National Guard and state troopers are blocking migrants at the border in El Paso


SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/texas-national-guard-deploys-razor-wire-military-vehicles-on-border-near-el-paso/;

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On Tuesday, the Texas National Guard’s 36th Infantry Division began deploying personnel, military vehicles, and concertina wire (aka razor wire) on the state’s border with Mexico in an attempt to slow down illegal immigration, which has significantly increased since the Biden administration was put in charge in 2021. The deployment is largely confined to the El Paso area.

The deployment seems to be, at least in part, a reaction to El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser’s declaration of December 17, in which the city declared that it “is faced with the imminent threat of widespread injury or loss of life resulting from a surge in transient migrants traveling to the region.”

In addition, on November 15, Texas Governor Greg Abbott invoked invasion clauses of the U.S. and Texas Constitutions and hinted such actions by the Texas National Guard might take place in response to the influx of illegal immigrants absent any federal assistance, which has been lacking during the Biden administration.

Abbott called out the Biden administration for its lackadaisical attitude where the border is concerned.

“President Biden will go anywhere … except the border,” Abbott tweeted. “Texas communities are bearing the burden of Biden’s open border policies. As the federal government does nothing, we continue to step up to secure our border.”

Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution states: “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them from Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence.”

And Article 1, Section 10, Clause 3 states that “No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit delay.” (Emphasis added.)

Texas and Arizona in particular believe that they are in “such imminent Danger.” President Biden has been invited many times to observe the situation but, thus far, has declined.

As Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich recently told popular commentator Tim Pool’s TimCast program, “The reality is, if you look at Article 1, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution, you look at Article 4, the Section 4 of the Constitution, I mean, the states have a right to defend themselves, and the federal government has an obligation to defend the states against an invasion.”

“And when they do not do so, the governors of the respective states acting as essentially commander-in-chiefs of their states can order their militia [to] mobilize their national guard to fight or repel that invasion,” the Arizona AG concluded.

Title 42, a provision of federal law that allows the federal government to keep aliens from entering the country to prevent communicable diseases, was set to end this week, which prompted a huge number of migrants to gather in the dangerous Mexican border city of Juárez. The U.S. Border Patrol has been deluged for two years now, and state governments are finally getting the message that the federal government will not help.

At least one Texas judge believes that the Texas National Guard has overstepped its bounds as it pertains to the border situation.

“I am very confident that it was not coordinated with Border Patrol,” said El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego. “I have always insisted that any assistance from the state has to be part of our overall strategy and in lockstep with our own enforcement strategy.”

Despite Washington’s ambivalence, the situation at the southern border is quite dangerous to American citizens, and also to the immigrants who look to cross the U.S. border.

“I’m concerned for the safety and welfare of the migrants but the cartels are not,” Major General Win Burkett told the New York Post.

Burkett commands 500 Texas National Guard troops at the border and believes that drug cartels are taking advantage of the confusing situation.

“[The drug cartels] are exploiting this migrant surge so that they can have unimpeded access to the border,” Burkett said. “Our message to the migrants is that this is not safe. There have been drownings every day of people crossing the river at Eagle Pass where the water is deep, and there is a high risk of hypothermia as the temperature drops.”

The deployment of razor wire, military vehicles, and armed personnel on the border lies directly at the feet of the Biden administration, which seems to be actively working against any border control rather than enforcing it. States such as Texas now have no other option than to deal with the situation on their own or simply allow themselves to be invaded.

And it’s not “anti-immigrant” or “racist” to say so.

Texas National Guard Secures the Border but Can Only Do so Much


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/athena-thorne/2022/12/21/texas-national-guard-secures-the-border-but-can-only-do-so-much-n1655369;

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has been doing the federal government’s job for some time now, cobbling together policies, legal cover, manpower, and infrastructure to repel at least a portion of the hordes the Democrats are importing into the country. In March of 2021, Abbott launched Operation Lone Star, an initiative of the Governor’s Office, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), and the Texas National Guard “to work together to secure the border; stop the smuggling of drugs, weapons, and people into Texas; and prevent, detect, and interdict transnational criminal behavior between ports of entry.”

The Texas Tribune described the rollout a year later:

When Abbott first announced Operation Lone Star, 500 Texas National Guard members were sent to the border, and HB 9 funded a deployment of an additional 1,800 soldiers in September 2021. Later that month, Abbott directed 1,000 DPS personnel and 400 more Texas National Guard members to the border in response to the sudden arrival of 16,000 migrants in Del Rio.

The operation was massively upscaled in November 2021, sending up to 10,000 National Guard members to the border.

Last month, Abbott’s office reported:

Since the launch of Operation Lone Star, the multi-agency effort has led to over 325,000 migrant apprehensions and more than 21,900 criminal arrests, with more than 19,400 felony charges reported. In the fight against fentanyl, DPS has seized over 352 million lethal doses of fentanyl during this border mission.

Related: Biden’s Legally Dubious Scheme to Bypass Migration Caps

But Joe Biden’s invited guests have only increased their numbers. A week after being reelected last month, Abbott invoked the Invasion Clauses of the Texas and U.S. Constitutions, unlocking additional powers to help defend his state and nation from the third-world invasion.

Now reports are coming in that the Texas National Guard is deploying personnel, concertina wire, and vehicles along the border to repel the invaders.

But alas, the state can only do so much in the face of federal determination to pack the country with a new, socialism-ready underclass.

Texas’s valiant efforts may at least work partway to “stop the smuggling of drugs, weapons, and people into Texas” and “prevent, detect, and interdict transnational criminal behavior between ports of entry,” but it won’t accomplish much to stop the invasion. Only a policy change at the federal level can do that. So for the time being, the unspeakable betrayal of U.S. citizens by a major political party will continue unabated.

Federal Judge Prevents Biden’s DHS From Ending Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” Policy


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2022/12/16/federal-judge-prevents-bidens-dhs-from-ending-trumps-remain-in-mexico-policy-n1654125;

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A federal judge in Texas has issued a stay to prevent the Department of Homeland Security from ending the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” program.

“This action has a complex procedural history, having gone from this Court to the Fifth Circuit, to the Supreme Court, and back to this Court on remand,” U.S. District Judge Matthew J. Kacsmaryk wrote in his decision.

The Trump-appointed judge likened the procedural wrangling over the policy to The Hobbit. “Or ‘there and back again,” he wrote. ” See J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again (1937).”

Indeed, it’s a mess. Biden has been there and back again to the Supreme Court, and in between, appellate courts have gone back and forth on whether the program should be terminated.

Fox News:

Under the program, migrants not enrolled in MPP should be processed under other existing legal authorities, but Biden issued an executive order directing Mayorkas to review and determine whether to terminate the program or modify it.

The State of Texas filed litigation against the move, asserting the memorandum violated the Immigration and Nationality Act, or INA, under which an alien who arrives on land from a foreign territory can be returned to that territory after a court hearing.

A separate provision of the INA says if an alien seeking admission is not clearly and beyond a doubt entitled to be admitted, the alien should be detained until a hearing can be held.

DHS has been trying to end the program but each time they’ve tried, the courts have struck them down for various procedural reasons. For example, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas wrote a memo outlining reasons for terminating the program. Still, the Supreme Court sent the case back to Kacsmaryk for him to decide if the memo was arbitrary and capricious.

In his decision this week, Judge Kacsmaryk said the court stays, or suspends the Oct. 29 memoranda and previous decision on June 1, 2021, from DHS to terminate MPP “until the Court can resolve the merits of Plaintiffs’ claims.”

Then-candidate Biden pledged to end the program if elected, and soon after entering office the Biden administration shut it down and released those enrolled in the program into the U.S. Mayorkas claimed the policy was not only cruel but ineffective.

If the policy was “cruel and ineffective,” it was because Mexico failed to care for the immigrants who were sent back. The asylum seekers lived in squalor and were in danger from gangs because Mexico failed to live up to its promises when Trump made the deal to send them to stay in Mexico until their status was clarified.

Biden is probably secretly thanking Trump and Judge Kacsmaryk. He’s going to need all the help he can get to withstand the tsunami of human beings that will rush the border on December 21, when the pandemic-era immigration policy Title 42 will end.

Top Biden National Security Official Served On Pro-Terror Group

Our national security is being dismantled from the inside.


SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/top-biden-national-security-official-served-on-pro-terror-group/;

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When Jose Padilla, a Muslim terror convert was arrested, Human Rights First became his loudest defender. The leftist group, originally founded under the auspices of France’s Human Rights League, which historically included many Communists including Ho Chi Minh, was one of the most extreme voices against our effort to fight the Islamic terrorists murdering us.

Human Rights First continues to demand that Gitmo be shut down and warned that even saying the words “Islamic terrorism” was wrong. It bizarrely argued that there is “no reliable data to substantiate a claim that the United States is disproportionately threatened by foreign terrorists”. And it warned that designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group would only fuel more terrorism by the religion that shall not be named lest its members blow us up.

Last year, HRF commemorated the anniversary of September 11 by blasting “the post-9/11 policies that have given rise to anti-Muslim sentiment” and demanded that America “leave behind the short-sighted narrowly focused security approach… in the aftermath of the attacks of 9/11.”

With its own people on the inside, HRF is well-positioned to dismantle our national security.

The Biden administration rewarded HRF with two high-profile roles for members of its board of directors. Secretary of State Blinken, who had been the vice chair of HRF’s board of directors, was put in charge of our overall foreign policy, and Matthew G. Olsen was nominated to serve as the Assistant Attorney General for National Security for the Justice Department.

Matthew Olsen, who had made millions working as the chief security officer for Uber, now, in the words of a bio, “leads the Department of Justice’s mission to combat terrorism, espionage, cybercrime, and other threats to the national security.” No one could be less fit for the job.

In the 2016 election, Olsen authored a Time Magazine op-ed titled, “Why ISIS Supports Donald Trump”. The former National Counterterrorism Center official claimed that ISIS members supported Trump and then a year later joined the board of a group fighting to free terrorists.

Like most leftist smears, Olsen’s accusations were truer of the accuser than the accused.

Olsen went on to provide supportive briefs in Arab American Civil Rights League v. Trump and numerous other court cases filed to stop the Muslim travel ban and the border wall.

In 2019, Olsen co-authored an op-ed declaring, “we served at the highest levels of the U.S. national security community. We’re here to tell you that the president’s claim of an emergency along the border is bogus.” A year earlier, he had co-authored yet another editorial, alongside James Clapper, arguing, “We’ve worked on stopping terrorism. Trump’s travel ban fuels it.”

The one thing you could be certain of when it came to national security and Olsen, whatever he was saying about terrorism and national security, the exact opposite was bound to be true.

In reality, Olsen’s great achievement in counterterrorism had been lying about the Benghazi attack, falsely claiming that the attack was not planned and was a response to a YouTube video.

Olsen later testified that “it came — the discussion of taking the video down was part of our conversation in this call that was really focused on what was going on in Benghazi.”

The point man on national security has built his career on working to undermine it. He is very concerned about the civil rights of Islamic terrorists, much less so that of Americans.

Olsen, who had worked at the Washington Post before starting law school, had a resume that painfully demonstrated that the destruction of our national security had been an inside job.

After starting out as a trial attorney at the DOJ’s civil rights division, a hub of leftist activists, he somehow made the leap to the chief of the national security section only two years later and after only being six years out of law school.

From there he became the special counsel to FBI Director Mueller and under Obama, was appointed to head the Guantanamo Review Task Force whose job was to close Gitmo and free as many terrorists as possible. Olsen would later insist that Obama was right and that only “politics” kept him from finishing the job that Biden is aggressively moving forward on.

A year later, he graduated to serve as the general counsel for the National Security Agency.

A fawning MSNBC profile claimed that Olsen’s job “required striking a balance on uncertain and often shifting legal terrain” between the Constitution and spying on people. Under Obama, the NSA would become notorious for spying on Americans, including members of Congress, especially when it was defending its plot to fund Islamic terrorism through the “Iran Deal”.

Olsen was also described as working on the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act.

In the first year of the Trump administration, as the illegal Russiagate surveillance was being explored, Olsen wrote an editorial arguing that forcing the FBI to get a warrant to search for information involving Americans would “severely harm national security investigations”.

When it came to spying on Americans, Olsen suddenly cared about national security.

Another editorial attacked a Trump appointee for advancing what Olsen deemed to be a “conspiracy theory that a secret society within the Department of Justice and FBI worked to prevent Trump’s election.”

A conspiracy? Radicals operating within the DOJ? Absurd.

By then, Olsen had left the government and joined WestExec Advisors, a consultancy co-founded by future Secretary of State Blinken, whose top personnel included future press secretary Jen Psaki, as well as Biden’s director of national intelligence, CIA deputy director, deputy attorney general and a host of other positions.

He worked as a contributor for ABC News and joined the board of Human Rights First, alongside Blinken and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mullen. At HRF, Olsen argued that restricting arrivals from terror states to stop Islamic terrorism would only help ISIS.

“The work of Human Rights First on issues ranging from national security to refugee protection has never been more important. I am excited and proud of the opportunity to support the mission of Human Rights First,” Olsen gushed.

The “mission” included calling for the federal government to “halt immigration enforcement during the coronavirus emergency” and opposing a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood.

HRF didn’t just oppose the use of Title 42 to slow down the migrant invasion, but actually made a submission to the UN’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights accusing the United States of violating the 1951 Refugee Convention and urging the UN to take action.

This was one of a number of HRF submissions to the UN against the United States.

No one has asked Secretary of State Blinken or Olsen whether they support HRF’s work to undermine America through the auspices of the United Nations. While Olsen is no longer a member of HRF’s board, at least one of these submissions seems to have taken place during his tenure.

Olsen’s wife, Fern Shepard, serves on the board of trustees of the radical environmentalist group, Earthjustice. She’s also the president of Rachel’s Network, named after ecohoaxer Rachel Carson, which has worked hard to fight for illegal aliens and against border security.

Earthjustice, where Shephard was a lawyer, and Rachel’s Network, share a backer, the McIntosh Foundation, which dispenses the fortune of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company. The Foundation’s ventures include ClientEarth, a legal operation claiming to represent the planet, which operates in a number of countries and collaborates with Communist China.

Communist China has eagerly supported environmentalism as a means of destroying our economy and making us dependent on its resources and industries. And China has also leveraged its own “environmental” policies to accelerate the depopulation of rural areas and to persecute minorities in order to provide a workforce for its industrial machine.

ClientEarth boasts that they “work with China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment, the Supreme People’s Court, and other government actors to draft better laws and regulations”, claims to have “have trained 1,200 judges and prosecutors to date” and celebrates the “80,000 environmental public interest cases have been brought by Chinese prosecutors across the country in 2020 alone.”

Working to expand the enforcement mechanism of a brutal totalitarian regime responsible for the mass murder and persecution of millions ought to be a badge of shame, not pride.

The proximity of the wife of the Assistant Attorney General for National Security to an organization entangled with China’s Communist regime raises questions, but there are far more serious issues with his role at Human Rights First. The elevation of a civil rights prosecutor to increasingly senior roles in counterterrorism eloquently speaks to the dismantling of national security. A process that began under Obama and is accelerating rapidly under Biden.

HRF has gone from attacking our security from the outside to dismantling it from the inside.

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Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

Biden DHS Signals It Wants to Criminalize Political Dissent


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2022/12/05/bidens-dhs-signals-it-wants-to-criminalize-political-dissent-n1651003;

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In a National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin issued on Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced portentously that “the United States remains in a heightened threat environment.” It seems that “lone offenders and small groups motivated by a range of ideological beliefs and/or personal grievances continue to pose a persistent and lethal threat to the Homeland.” Yet while the DHS claims to be tracking terror threats from people with a “range of ideological beliefs,” it is especially concerned “threat actors could exploit several upcoming events to justify or commit acts of violence, including certifications related to the midterm elections” and “the marking of two years since the breach of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.” The message is clear: DHS is going to devote its resources to the alleged terror threat coming from those who dissent from the Leftist establishment line. Meanwhile, the agency plans to release Afghan Muslim criminals into the United States. The priorities of Biden’s handlers’ “counterterror” apparatus are all too clear.

DHS warned that “targets of potential violence” include “the LGBTQI+ community” and “racial and religious minorities,” as well as “government facilities and personnel” and “perceived ideological opponents.” Clearly, these “terrorism experts” have in mind the Leftist stereotype of someone who rejects the dominant Leftist ideology: anti-gay, racist, opposed to the government as long as Joe Biden or others like him are in the White House, and determined to do violence to those they hate. The genuine terror threat of the Leftists who rioted all over the country in the summer of 2020, causing billions of dollars in damage, is completely ignored: DHS doesn’t even contemplate the existence of terrorists who are aggressively pro-LGBTQI+, ostentatiously anti-racist (or at least claim to be), and love Joe Biden’s authoritarian America-Last regime.

And aside from one mention in the DHS bulletin of an Islamic State (ISIS) plot, likewise ignored is the jihad terror threat, particularly in connection with the tens of thousands of Afghans the Biden regime has brought into the country. The Washington Times reported on Oct. 30, 2022, that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) isn’t sending Afghan evacuees who have been convicted of crimes back to Afghanistan. In March 2022, DHS “announced Temporary Protected Status, effectively a deportation amnesty, for Afghans who were in the U.S. by March. Under TPS, the administration concluded that Afghanistan was too mired in chaos to accept returning nationals.”

Tom Homan, who ran ICE during the Trump administration, explained that instead, these criminals are likely to end up free inside the U.S.: “Under a 2001 Supreme Court ruling, ICE has a limit on the length of detention for immigrants. What is known as the Zadvydas ruling said immigration detention is an administrative procedure meant to facilitate deportation. If the government has no firm prospect of deportation after six months and cannot show exceptional national security or public safety reasons, then the person should be freed.” This includes even convicted rapists and child molesters.

Related: DHS: ‘Domestic Violent Extremists’ Are ‘Infiltrating’ the Abortion Debate

The Times also notes that “nearly 80,000 evacuees were brought out of Afghanistan and to the United States under a special ‘parole’ program during the Biden administration’s airlift operation.” There could be any number of Islamic jihadis and common criminals among them. But the Nov. 30 DHS bulletin doesn’t even mention these evacuees as a potential terror threat.

Instead, we are told that “some domestic violent extremists in the United States praised an October 2022 shooting at a LGBTQI+ bar in Slovakia and encouraged additional violence. The attacker in Slovakia posted a manifesto online espousing white supremacist beliefs.” And “while violence surrounding the November midterm elections was isolated, we remain vigilant that heightened political tensions in the country could contribute to individuals mobilizing to violence based on personalized grievances. Over the past few months we observed general calls for violence targeting elected officials, candidates, and ballot drop box locations.” Even the attack on Paul Pelosi, as full of oddities as it was, gets a mention as if it were a clear example of the right-wing extremism that is supposedly the biggest terror threat the nation faces today.

Clearly, DHS is playing political games with the safety and security of the American people. Instead of focusing on actual threats, such as the continuing one of jihad terrorism and the completely ignored 800-pound gorilla in the room, violence from Antifa and Black Lives Matter, DHS is devoting the lion’s share of its time and attention to fabricating a right-wing terror threat and using it to silence opponents of the regime. The ultimate goal is to criminalize political dissent. That’s the real message of the latest National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin. What we need now is a counterterror apparatus to protect us from the counterterror “experts.”

Two Biden administration officials attend ISNA convention, State Department distances itself from pro-jihad rhetoric~Biden’s handlers appoint three Muslims with ties to pro-jihad groups to DHS panel


SEE: https://www.udel.edu/faculty-staff/experts/muqtedar-khan/



Brenda Abdelall

SEE: https://www.dhs.gov/person/brenda-abdelall

Brenda Abdelall


SEE: https://www.state.gov/biographies/rashad-hussain/

Rashad Hussain


SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/10/two-biden-administration-officials-attend-isna-convention-state-department-distances-itself-from-pro-jihad-rhetoric;

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DHS, however, did not do so. It’s clear that there is heavy Muslim Brotherhood influence in this administration, but the administration itself refuses to acknowledge it, and may not even be aware of it. State and DHS could have and should have known that the ISNA convention would be full of pro-jihad, pro-Sharia, and pro-caliphate rhetoric, and not had any administration officials attend. But that would have angered the Muslim part of the ruling coalition. So they went.

And of course, no one cares. It isn’t as if two administration officials attend the conference of an organization that is opposed to jihad violence and Sharia oppression of women. That would have been a scandal.

“Exclusive: State Department Distances Itself from ISNA’s Islamist Agenda, Homeland Security Stays Quiet,” by Susannah Johnston, Focus on Western Islamism, September 22, 2022:

The U.S. State Department has distanced itself from the Islamist agenda promoted by speakers who appeared at a convention held earlier this month by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).

The agency issued its statement on September 21 in response to a query from FWI about the appearance of Rashad Hussain Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom at ISNA’s annual convention. A spokesperson declared that the ambassador “rejects the use of rhetoric that promotes discrimination, harassment, and violence against people of all faiths and backgrounds.”

Hussain, who was appointed to his post by the Biden Administration in January 2021, spoke at the ISNA event in Rosemont, Illinois over Labor Day weekend. The convention featured speakers who have promoted anti-Hindu rhetoric, called for the release of convicted terror supporters and for the establishment of a caliphate.

At this year’s ISNA convention, some speakers presented progressive visions while others painted an Islamist future for the United States. One activist who spoke at the convention called convicted Hamas terror supporters, “the finest men.”

ISNA was founded in the 1980s as an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood. It grew into one of the largest American-Muslim organizations in the U.S., attracting thousands of attendees to its annual conventions. In the early 2000s the U.S. government listed ISNA as an unindicted co-conspirator in the trial regarding the Holy Land Foundation’s funding of Hamas. This led to an initial chilling of relations between ISNA and U.S. government officials. Time passed, and the current administration appears to have forgotten ISNA’s Islamist roots.

President Biden, who spoke at ISNA’s virtual conference in 2020, sent a letter to this year’s convention, thanking the organization for inviting him to participate. In his letter, Biden reminded attendees of all the Muslim appointees in his administration.

“When I came into office, I pledged that my Administration would reflect the diversity of the United States—and that’s what we have done, including appointing the first Muslim American to the federal bench and the first Muslim American to serve as the Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom,” he wrote, referring to Hussain.

Another Biden appointee, Brenda Abdelall spoke at the convention. Abdelall works as Assistant Secretary of Partnership and Engagement for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Abdelall spoke at the convention on Friday afternoon with very few people in attendance. (The Department of Homeland Security has not responded to an inquiry about Abdelall’s presence at the convention.)

The appearance of Hussain and Abdelall at ISNA’s convention is troubling given the radical agenda promoted by other speakers at the event….

Speaker Miko Peled, an Israeli Jew who supports boycotts against the country, called for the release of convicted terror supporters. Peled begged for the release of five men convicted in the U.S. for supporting the designated terror group, Hamas, saying “Five of the finest men you will ever meet received long, tortuous prison sentences in federal prison for being Muslim and Palestinian.”

In another session, Muqtedar Khan, a University of Delaware professor, implied establishing a caliphate is a given, “When we talk of establishing khilafah, justice is not enough.”…



Biden’s handlers appoint three Muslims with ties to pro-jihad groups to DHS panel


SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/10/bidens-handlers-appoint-three-muslims-with-ties-to-pro-jihad-groups-to-dhs-panel;

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Biden’s handlers would never dream of appointing someone who actually opposes jihad violence and Sharia oppression of women. If they did, there would be a huge outcry over “Islamophobia,” and the appointment would be withdrawn. But these guys? No problem.

“Biden Appoints Three Islamists to DHS Panel,” by Ryan Mauro, Focus on Western Islamism, October 4, 2022:

The Biden Administration has appointed three Muslim leaders with Islamist backgrounds as advisors to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

On September 19, DHS announced the 25 members of its “reinvigorated” Faith-Based Security Advisory Council, which will provide “strategic, timely, specific and actionable advice to the Secretary on diverse homeland security matters.”

One of the objectives of the Council is to build trust between American Muslims and law security officials. However, three appointees have a history of promoting suspicion of law enforcement in the U.S.

The most prominent of the appointees is Imam Mohamed Hagmagid Ali, more commonly known as Imam Mohamed Magid. Magid is the Executive Director of the All Dulles Area Muslim Center (ADAMS) and was the President of Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) from 2010 to 2014.

Magid’s offices at the ADAMS mosque were raided on March 20, 2002 as part of an investigation into the SAAR network, a collection of around 100 nonprofits and corporations accused of a conspiracy to provide material support to Al Qaeda, Hamas, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Magid was an advisor to one of the Islamist entities—the Sterling Charitable Gift Fund—alongside other Muslim Brotherhood-linked leaders. No arrests were made.

Magid’s previous organization, ISNA, was designated by the Justice Department as an unindicted co-conspirator in the terrorism-financing trial of the Holy Land Foundation in 2007. The Justice Department also listed ISNA as an “entity” of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. In 2009, a federal judge upheld the designation because of “ample” evidence linking ISNA to the Hamas-financing network.

Magid fanned the flames during the Holy Land investigation by stating that elements of the U.S. government were acting with “intent on dismantling Muslim organizations and bringing them down.”

Magid spoke at a fundraiser for the rabidly anti-American imam Jabil Abdullah Al-Amin (previously known as H. Rap Brown), who was convicted of murdering a police officer in 2008. Al-Amin is the spiritual leader of a violent extremist group called Ummah that, according to the FBI, is a “nationwide radical fundamentalist Sunni group” whose “primary mission is to establish a separate, sovereign Islamic state within the borders of the United States, governed by Shariah law.”

Magid’s appointment is particularly troubling given his role in hindering discussion of the Islamist political motives of jihadist terrorism while serving on the Obama Administration’s working group dedicated to Countering Violent Extremism program said Kyle Shideler, director of the Center for Security Policy. Under pressure from Magid and others, this group “totally erased any discussion of the Islamist political motives of jihadist terrorism,” he said.

Magid has worked to burnish his reputation as a moderate by embracing a two-state solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. The efforts have paid off with his recent appointment to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and his status as Chairman of International Interfaith Peace Corps.

Biden also appointed Salam al-Marayati, co-founder and President of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) to the advisory panel. In 1999 he called Hezbollah attacks as “legitimate resistance.” Marayati suggested that Israel perpetrated 9/11 to distract attention away from its actions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

His involvement with MPAC is remarkable because the organization was founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood and has a history of concerning rhetoric. For example, the organization has claimed that the War on Terror was actually a “war on Islam” perpetuated by a conspiracy of anti-Muslim “special interest groups” working with U.S. government officials to promote “Islamophobic” policies in the aftermath of 9/11.

In 2010, a MPAC policy paper argued that the Muslim Brotherhood’s “peaceful activism” is an asset to the U.S.’s efforts to fight Al-Qaeda. Three years later, it changed its tune, siding with those protesting the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.

Marayati has also been very critical of American law enforcement agencies charged with apprehending and prosecuting terrorists. In 2003, he accused the FBI of racial profiling after 9/11, declaring, “That’s what they’ve been doing since the attacks, and we don’t know of any case that has resulted in the arrest, indictment or prosecution of a terrorist.”…

Taken together, the appointments are a demonstration of “how the Biden administration is really just a continuation of the two Obama terms,” said Shideler. “We can expect that these appointments will continue to mean a de-emphasizing of jihadist threats and an over-emphasis on targeting the Biden Administration’s political opponents (such as school board protestors) as their primary counterterrorism focus.”

Confirmed: Venezuela Sending Violent Prisoners Across Our Southern Border


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/kevindowneyjr/2022/09/19/confirmed-venezuela-sending-violent-prisoners-across-our-southern-border-n1630460;

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Good news for the thugs pushing our nation’s record crime streak. They can take a much-needed break because Biden is bringing in fresh reinforcements.

Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas) tweeted that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has confirmed that Venezuela is dumping its prisoners, some of them violent, onto our southern border, where they saunter into the U.S.

“DHS confirms that Venezuela empties prisons and sends violent criminals to our southern border,” Nehls tweeted. “President Trump warned us about this years ago.”

FACT-O-RAMA! IN 1980, Democrat President Jimmy Carter allowed Cubans to enter the U.S. Cuba’s dictator Fidel Castro emptied his prisons and mental hospitals and sent them to Florida. Naturally, a nation-wide crime wave ensued. Of the 3,000 Cubans relocated to California alone, 2,000 had been arrested in the first five years of their arrival. Other states reported similar devastating situations. Democrats never learn from their mistakes.

The nation is now crawling with Venezuelan thugs, and more are on the way. Good thing the Democrats defunded police departments across the country.

Breitbart points out that the DHS report is calling for Border Patrol agents to be on the lookout for Venezuelan prisoners, though that is nearly impossible as we have no effective diplomatic relationship with Venezuela and can’t access prison records. So unless someone crossing the border admits he or she is a criminal, he or she can’t be stopped.

The former prisoners are said to be traveling in caravans from Tapachula, Mexico to our southern border. The report cannot confirm whether or not the criminals, many of whom are murderers and rapists, are traveling together or spanning out and hiding in numerous caravans, but it was common knowledge within certain groups of immigrants that there were criminals among them.

“Unless we apprehend someone who voluntarily tells us they have committed a violent crime in Venezuela, we can only guess and that doesn’t work well,” an unnamed source told Breitbart. “They will more than likely be released.”

 FACT-O-RAMA! The number of Venezuelans crossing illegally into the U.S. rose roughly 3,000% from the fiscal year 2020 to 2021.

Overwhelmed border states have hilariously begun shipping the migrants to northern “sanctuary” cities and states, where local Democrat leaders have been anything but welcoming about the “invasion.” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is shipping immigrants to nearby conservative suburbs. Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a “public emergency” and called in the National Guard, though she refused to do so when animals from Antifa and BLM were sacking her city. New York City Mayor Eric Adams is housing illegal immigrants in swanky hotels. How’s that liberal open border policy working now?

Related: Martha’s Vineyard Claims It Doesn’t Have Room for Immigrants, but Airbnb and Hotels.com Show Otherwise

IMMIGRANTS-O-RAMA! More illegal immigrants have been arrested during Biden’s 20-month presidency than in Obama’s entire eight years in the White House.

Buses delivered several loads of immigrants to the home of Vice President Kamala “border czar” Harris, where one of them happily told a Fox News Reporter that he entered “illegally” and that it was “easy.”

The Death of the Disinformation Governance Board

And the Biden administration's continuing dedication to solidifying a Ministry of Truth


SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2022/08/disinformation-governance-board-now-officially-robert-spencer/;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

There should have been a victory parade and a nationwide celebration of the freedom of expression, but the great day came with no fanfare at all: the Department of Homeland Security has announced that its sinister little exercise in Orwellianism, the Disinformation Governance Board, as of Wednesday is officially and definitively dead. You may have thought this cynical attempt to criminalize dissent from the Left’s agenda had died long ago, but actually in mid-May the DHS only “paused” the Disinformation Governance Board, and there was every reason to believe that once the controversy had died down and Americans’ attention was elsewhere, it would be revived in some form or another. And make no mistake: that’s still true. It isn’t as if the Biden administration has suddenly discovered a new admiration for the freedom of speech.

The DHS announcement of the demise of the Ministry of Truth contained the seeds for its future revival, for it begins by reminding us of the alleged “threat” that “disinformation” poses to “the homeland,” that is, the embarrassment and irritation that news that isn’t approved by the political and media elites causes to those very same elites when it gets out to a large segment of the public: “The Department welcomes the recommendations of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, which has concluded that countering disinformation that threatens the homeland and providing the public with accurate information in response, is critical to fulfilling the Department’s missions. We thank the Subcommittee for its work, which required extensive fact gathering and analysis over a short period of time.”

Right after claiming that “disinformation” is a big threat, the DHS announces that “Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas has terminated the Disinformation Governance Board and rescinded its charter effective today, August 24, 2022.” Well, that’s great, but if disinformation is such a big threat, then why are you deep-sixing your anti-disinformation apparatus, Mr. Secretary? No explanation is included in the announcement, which continues: “With the HSAC recommendations as a guide, the Department will continue to address threat streams that undermine the security of our country consistent with the law while upholding the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of the American people and promoting transparency in our work.”

So what the DHS statement amounts to is an affirmation that America faces a very big threat from “disinformation,” and it’s the government’s job to save us from this “disinformation” by informing us of what is true and what isn’t and presumably to censor the alleged disinformation in some way. But then the statement announces that the board that DHS set up for precisely that purpose is being terminated and then goes on to say that DHS will keep working against alleged threats to “the homeland.” So in three terse paragraphs, we have two declarations that DHS must fight threats, and one statement that a principal means to fight these threats is being terminated.

It would make more sense with the overall thrust of the announcement if the second paragraph had been about establishing the Disinformation Governance Board rather than disbanding it. And that’s just one reason why it’s virtually certain that the Board will be back under some new clumsy Orwellian name and with better PR but unmistakably the same thing as the first Board was: an attempt to restrict the freedom of speech of Americans and to control the public discourse so that only the Left’s perspective gets aired.

In fact, the Board may already be back. Back in June, the Biden administration announced, according to the New York Post, that a new disinformation team headed by none other than Kamala Harris would be focused on “developing programs and policies” that would protect “political figures” from “disinformation,” “abuse” and “harassment.” This disinformation panel includes Mayorkas, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Gestapo chief Merrick Garland and presumably is up and running, albeit with a studiously low profile, so as to avoid the outrage and uncomfortable First Amendment questions that did in the first Board.

Nonetheless, Harris’ panel is also on dangerous ground in terms of the First Amendment, as “abuse” and “harassment,” to say nothing of “disinformation,” are subjective terms. What is to prevent the person who is charged with judging what constitutes them — Harris, evidently — from considering sharp criticism, or even any criticism at all, no matter how accurate or justified, to be abuse or harassment? As the DHS continues to work on ways to counter the “threat” of “disinformation,” will it ever deign to explain to us peasants how it plans to distinguish actual disinformation from genuine disagreement on the facts or how it intends to ensure that its efforts against “disinformation” aren’t just an attempt to silence political disagreement?

No such explanations are likely to be forthcoming. But more efforts to shut down the freedom of speech? They’ll be coming for sure, and quickly.

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