A Sisterhood of Mommy Patriots
A Sisterhood of Mommy Patriots
"The administration blew past their promised Aug. 1 deadline to send 524 National Guard troops to Arizona, and now they are trying to appear concerned by sending the ICE director, who recently received a vote of 'no confidence' by ICE's union," Arizona Sheriffs Paul Babeu of Pinal County and Larry Dever of Cochise County said in a tersely worded statement.
"Last week, the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council of the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents 7,000 ICE agents and employees, issued a statement saying the union had unanimously passed a "vote of no confidence" for Mr. Morton. The statement said ICE had "abandoned" its core mission of protecting the public to support a political agenda favoring amnesty.
The 259-0 vote said that instead of enforcing U.S. immigration laws and providing for public safety, ICE had directed its attention "to campaigning for programs and policies related to amnesty and the creation of a special detention system for foreign nationals that exceeds the care and services provided to most U.S. citizens similarly incarcerated."
The statement said the integrity of the agency "as well as the public safety" would be "better provided for in the absence of Director Morton" and Phyllis Coven, assistant director of the agency's office of detention policy and planning.
ICE called the statement "creative collective-bargaining tactics," but pledged to continue to work with the union "to address substantive issues in the interests of making our communities safer." It also said the agency is removing record numbers of criminal aliens, up 35 percent from a year ago." ... NewsMax.com
"Ralph Basham, U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner at the time, said the troops directly supported the Border Patrol through surveillance, intelligence gathering, entry identification, engineering and other duties. He said that while the soldiers were not involved directly in law enforcement, their presence led to the apprehension of 2,296 illegal immigrants and the seizure of 64 vehicles, 14,496 pounds of marijuana and 220 pound of cocaine." . . . NewsMax.com
On Monday, the Obama administration said Mr. Morton, who heads ICE, would travel to the Arizona border along with Arizona Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Terry Goddard, the state's current attorney general.
The visit coincides with the passage on Tuesday by the House of a bipartisan bill for $600 million to pay for more unmanned surveillance drones and about 1,500 more agents along the U.S.-Mexico border. The House passed the bill by an unrecorded voice vote. The Senate passed an identical bill last week by unanimous consent, although it must act again, for technical reasons, before sending it to the president for his signature. . . . NewsMax.com
WOMEN ARE A POWERFUL FORCE WHEN THEY UNITE AS A COMMUNITY OF PATRIOTS.
WECONTRIBUTE A GREAT DEAL OF POSITIVE INFLUENCE WHEN WE PUT OUR MINDS TOGETHER.
AS WOMEN, WE HAVE POWER TO INFLUENCE THE FUTURE BY HOW WE RESPOND TO CHALLENGES WE FACE NOW.
PEOPLE ARE SICK OF THE NEGATIVITY THEY HEAR AND ARE LOOKING FOR POSITIVE THINGS THEY CAN DO TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION AND NOT PART OF THE PROBLEM.
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