Friday, January 1, 2016

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is mismanaged


These are the first four paragraphs of an article dated January 1, 2016 in the mobile edition of the New York Times.  The link in the third paragraph was in their story.
WASHINGTON — The question from the congressman to the Obama administration official was straightforward enough:  How many foreign visitors overstay their visas every year?

The reply was simple too, but not in a satisfying way.  “We don’t know,” the official said.

The testy exchange during a recent congressional hearing between Representative Mark Meadows, Republican of North Carolina, and Alan Bersin, the assistant secretary for international affairs at the Department of Homeland Security, highlights what some law enforcement officials call a critical weakness in the United States foreign visa program.

The issue has taken on added urgency as part of a broader examination of immigration policy following the mass shootings in San Bernardino, Calif., that left 14 people dead and 22 wounded. Tashfeen Malik, one of the attackers, was granted entry to the United States under a K-1 visa, also known as a fianc√© visa.  Her husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, was an American-born citizen.  Both died in a shootout with the police.  While Ms. Malik did not overstay her visa, the attack added to fears that a terrorist could exploit gaps in the system.
Picture this. Someone lives in a country where religious violence happens every day, like Syria, Pakistan, or Nigeria.  He hates America passionately because he believes that it isn't promoting Islam strongly enough.  He is willing to kill Americans, and he is willing to die in the process because he believes that Allah, a god who preaches violence against unbelievers, will continue the fight after he dies.  Link to a web page that lists some of the violent passages in the Koran.

These are the second, third, and fourth paragraphs of a Breitbart article published January 1, 2016.  Indonesian police beat a young couple with canes because they violated Shari'a Law by being alone together.
“The form of Islamic law is enforced in a very strict way in the area, including prohibiting unmarried people of different genders from being alone together,” CNN observes.

Four other people were caned for gambling at the same public beating in front of a mosque in Banda Aceh.

The UK Daily Mail adds that the “frisky” couple — whose offense involved merely being “close proximity” to each other — were university students.

This man applies for a U.S. visa.  His application says that he is a tourist.  He sells everything he owns, and buys a one-way airplane ticket to an American airport.  After he lands, he lives for awhile with other people from his country who help him get a job.  He marries a woman who also believes that America isn't promoting Islam.  Sometime after his visa expires, he sees people celebrating Christmas, he is outraged, he leaves the party, and he returns home.

He and his wife put their automatic weapons and their explosive devices in their car.  They drive to the site of the party.  They kill 14 people and injure another 22 people.

Link to my December 2015 essay Radical Islam is a dangerous mental illness, which documents these circumstances, except for the visa overstay.

If she had taken a different path, 14 people would be alive today.  They and 22 other people would have enjoyed a peaceful Christmas party at their workplace.
Tashfeen Malik.  She hated Christians.
A Catholic nun.  She loves everybody.

Verse 002.191 in the Koran, copied from a page on the website of the University of Southern California.
And slay them wherever ye catch them, and turn them out from where they have Turned you out; for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter; but fight them not at the Sacred Mosque, unless they (first) fight you there; but if they fight you, slay them.  Such is the reward of those who suppress faith.
The Islamic faith is the only possible faith in the eyes and hearts of intolerant people.

Everyone else must be killed, says the messenger of Allah.

These are the first three paragraphs of a September 19, 2016 Associated Press story.
The U.S. government has mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 immigrants from countries of concern to national security or with high rates of immigration fraud who had pending deportation orders, according to an internal Homeland Security audit released Monday.

The Homeland Security Department's inspector general found that the immigrants used different names or birthdates to apply for citizenship with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and such discrepancies weren't caught because their fingerprints were missing from government databases.

The report does not identify any of the immigrants by name, but Inspector General John Roth's auditors said they were all from "special interest countries" — those that present a national security concern for the United States — or neighboring countries with high rates of immigration fraud. The report did not identify those countries.
A similar story was published by: (listed in chronological order, oldest first)
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These are the first four paragraphs of a September 19, 2016 World Net Daily story.  The link in the first paragraph was in their story.
It was a single word in Monday’s reports about how the federal government had given citizenship to 858 illegal immigrants from various countries that cause concern over national security – or “with high rates of immigration fraud who had pending deportation orders,” that caught the attention of William Gheen, of the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC.

It was the word that the government “mistakenly” took the action.

As in AP’s report that, “The U.S. government has mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 immigrants…”

“The main issue was the claim in the article, the assumption that this was accidental,” Gheen told WND on Monday.  “Don’t believe this is accidental.  There’s no reason we should believe any of this is accidental.  They are intentionally letting people in this country who are dangerous.”
I agree with the statement in the fourth paragraph.  Giving citizenship to these people was not an accident.

"They are intentionally letting people in this country who are dangerous.”

This September 22, 2016 article in Front Page Mag takes the position that some immigrants come here with the goal of becoming weapons in a jihad against the United States.  Their article is long, detailed, and documented.  It is hard to disagree with their conclusion, expressed in the subtitle of the article.

"Suicide is not an act of compassion."

The Department of Homeland Security is mismanaged, and B. Hussein Obama must be arrested and prosecuted for his crimes.