*VIDEOS* House Committees: Hearings On Executive Amnesty And Immigration Law Enforcement


HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE HEARING ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE AMNESTY

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REPRESENTATIVE TREY GOWDY’S OPENING STATEMENT

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REPRESENTATIVE TREY GOWDY QUESTIONS LEFTIST PROFESSOR STEPHEN LEGOMSKY

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FULL HEARING

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HOUSE OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM COMMITTEE HEARING ON IMMIGRATION LAW ENFORCEMENT

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TESTIMONY OF JAMIEL SHAW, FATHER OF TEENAGER MURDERED BY ILLEGAL ALIEN

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FULL HEARING

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Obama-Loving Immigration Lawyer Arrested On Fraud And Forgery Charges (Video)

Obama-Supporting Immigration Attorney Arrested For Fraud; Forged Visa Application Forms – Gateway Pundit

Irving immigration lawyer and Obama supporter, Sherin Thawer, was arrested on federal fraud charges and for forging applications of illegal immigrants.

Sherin Thawer was invited to the Obama White House last year to discuss immigration reform.

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Dallas.com reported:

An Irving immigration lawyer was arrested Friday morning on federal fraud charges for allegedly forging visa applications for illegal immigrants she represented, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

Sherin Thawer, 45, was arrested by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations at her Coppell home, authorities said.

She made her initial court appearance Friday and was released.

The seven-count indictment, issued earlier this week and unsealed on Friday, charges Thawer with one count of conspiracy to commit fraud in connection with immigration documents; one count of mail fraud; one count of transfer or use of the means of identification of another person; and four counts of aggravated identity theft.

Thawer represented immigrants who were applying for various visas to enter or remain in the U.S., officials said. That included U Nonimmigrant Status, known as a U-Visa.

To qualify for a U-Visa, an immigrant must have been a victim of a certain crime and helped law enforcement with the investigation or prosecution. Applicants must submit a form completed by the law enforcement agency that worked on the case.

Sherin Thawer is quite the Barack Obama supporter.

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Well, I guess we can stop worrying about Obama’s EO’s

The President noted that he has issued fewer executive orders than previous presidents

President Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he “bent over backwards” to give Congress leeway to pass immigration reform. 

On ABC’s “This Week,” Obama said he has issued fewer executive actions than most former presidents “by a long shot.” 

“If you ask historians, take a look at the track records of the modern presidency, I’ve actually been very restrained. And I’ve been very restrained with respect to immigration. I bent over backwards and will continue to do everything I can to get Congress to work,” Obama said.

Yeah, about that Mr. President. We are not talking quantity here, although I wish executive orders were used very, very rarely. We are talking about using them to bypass Congress, and our Constitution. We are upset over the damage they have done, and your disdain for our Democracy Constitutional Republic. We are concerned that you have now taken action that you, yourself said you could not take.

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Paper Folders Twice As Fast As $1.7B Computerized Immigration System

Paper Folders Twice As Fast As Computerized Immigration System – Nextgov

After six years of development, a new automated system for processing immigration forms takes twice as long as processing applications by hand, according to a Department of Homeland Security internal watchdog.

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The $1.7 billion information technology project, called Transformation, began under a $536,000 contract with a 2013 end date but soon stalled because of, inspectors say, poor planning and inadequate staffing.

One problem today is that the user interface on the Electronic Immigration System – or ELIS – is something of a maze.

“Immigration services officers take longer to adjudicate in ELIS in part because of the estimated 100 to 150 clicks required to move among sublevels and open documents to complete the process,” Richard Harsche, acting assistant inspector general for the DHS Office of IT Audits, said in a newly released report.

ELIS – the abbreviation was intended to evoke the historic immigration station Ellis Island — also has no tabs or highlighting features, and searches do not produce usable results, he said.

At one location evaluated, employees closed 2.16 cases per hour manually and 0.86 cases in ELIS.

“Instead of improved efficiency, time studies conducted by service centers show that adjudicating on paper is at least two times faster than adjudicating in ELIS,” Harsche said. The project is being financed through immigrant fees.

Officials at DHS U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which maintains the system, are aware of the technical problems, according to the IG. The agency plans to make adjustments in future phases of the project, including reducing the number of clicks required to get work done.

However, in some respects, the agency’s hands are tied by the project’s original blueprints.

“USCIS has been limited in its ability to make changes to ELIS because of challenges with the existing architecture,” Harsche said. “The architecture consists of 29 commercial software products, which are difficult to integrate.” Most modifications will take place by the end of 2014, during a transition to a more flexible architecture.

The agency recently inked a potential $58 million contract in hopes of completing the e-filing system. Going forward, USCIS will break up the project into six-month software release cycles to identify problems early, rather than run the risk of finishing and discovering the whole system does not perform.

This “agile” development strategy was praised in the IG report.

“Agile methods used during software development projects can reduce the risk of project failure and assure that the delivered system performs as intended,” Harsche said. “With the appropriate blend of tools, processes, and people with appropriate skill sets, the USCIS [chief information officer] can use these agile approaches to support the agency better in its goals, such as completing the USCIS Transformation effort.”

On Tuesday afternoon, USCIS officials said a June 2 letter that replied to a draft report will stand as the agency’s public response to the final assessment.

“Coordination and communication between the system owner and business owner is crucial to the success of USCIS meeting its mission,” agency Acting Deputy Director Rendell Jones wrote. “The respective program offices are responsible for training users on the IT systems appropriate for an indivdual’s particular job function” and USCIS officials also ensure “user manuals and training documentation are up to date.”

He said officials expect to complete updates for the ELIS user materials by November.

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Black Chicagoans Slam Obama Over Illegal Immigration: “Worse President Ever Elected” (Video)

Chicago Inner City Blacks Go Off On Obama Over Illegal Immigration; “Worst President Ever” – Gateway Pundit

So much for Hope and Change –

Chicago southside African-Americans GO OFF on President Obama.

Rebel Pundit interviewed the community this week about Barack Obama’s open border policies and his spending on the illegal immigrant community. Let’s just say – they are NOT HAPPY.

One local resident even says, “Barack Obama will go down as the worst president ever elected.”

The Chicago resident below says:

“With the president setting aside all these funds for immigrants and forsaken African-American community and African-American families, I think that’s a disgrace. And Barack is from the heart of 55th in the City of Chicago… He will probably go down as the worst president ever elected. Bill Clinton was the African-American president.“

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And this Chicago woman goes off on Barack Obama.

“Mr. President, we’re asking for you. You’re spending billions of dollars in Texas but we got a problem here in Chicago. We will not stand by this here and keep letting this senseless killing and shooting happening in our community.”

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Read more on the outrage in the black community here.

They have had enough!

“He will probably go down as the worst president ever!”

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So far this July 120 people have been shot and at least 26 killed in Chicago.

And the month is not even halfway through.

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Obama-Backed Amnesty Advocate Indicted For – WAIT FOR IT – Immigration Fraud

Obama ‘Champion Of Change’ Amnesty Advocate Indicted For Immigration Fraud – Big Government

An amnesty advocate that President Barack Obama’s White House publicly promoted as part of its “Champion of Change” series has been indicted in federal court on charges of fraud.

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Bonnie M. Youn, who Obama’s White House touts on its website as “a recognized Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community leader in Georgia,” was indicted on three criminal charge counts in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia Atlanta Division on April 1, according to publicly filed court documents.

The first indictment count alleges Youn committed perjury with regard to an alien illegally in the United States. The second indictment count alleges that Youn violated a federal immigration law that prohibits bringing illegal aliens into the United States and harboring them, alleging she did so “for the purpose of commercial advantage and private financial gain.” The third indictment count alleges Youn illegally tampered with witness testimony, specifically alleging she influenced the illegal alien – whose identity is kept anonymous in the indictment – to provide false information about employment in the United States to federal agents.

The indictment, signed by U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates and two Assistant U.S. Attorneys, indicates that Youn’s alleged illegal activity began “on or about February 9, 2009,” just as President Obama took office at the beginning of his first term and before she was honored by the White House. The third indictment count says that the alleged witness tampering began on or about August 15, 2011.

An arrest warrant was filed for Youn Tuesday.

Youn is listed on the White House “Champions of Change: Immigration Reform” website. That site, which along with a page specifically about her remains on WhiteHouse.gov after she was indicted on these criminal charges related to the White House’s honoring of her, states she was awarded the title for being like Cesar Chavez. “The White House honors eleven people who embody the spirit of Cesar Chavez’s legacy and commit themselves to working in their communities to advocate and organize around immigration-related issues,” the White House says on the website that features Youn.

Youn’s bio on her WhiteHouse.gov page says she “has worked tirelessly to provide a voice for immigrants and AAPI communities.”

“She led teams that organized the 2013 Georgia AAPI Legislative Day, gathering the largest number of AAPIs in history at the State Capitol to meet and lobby elected officials,” the White House wrote. “In 2012, she worked closely with the White House Initiative on AAPIs to organize its Southeast Regional Action Summit at Emory University in Atlanta. The Summit brought together over 500 participants to meet federal agency officials, culminating in a town hall meeting discussing concerns about immigration, healthcare and mental health issues, small business, and housing needs. Her current passions are advocating for more AAPI judges and political appointees, challenging state legislation that disenfranchises immigrants, and creating a legacy of a sustainable AAPI Commission for Georgia.”

The White House also notes that Youn is a “principal” of her own law firm Youn Law Group.

According to a press release from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), Youn received the White House honor from President Obama in late March 2013. “Today, the White House honored 10 individuals with the Cesar Chavez Champions of Change Award,” the press release, dated March 26, 2013, reads. “Among the 10 honorees is Bonnie M. Youn, who is a member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).”

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