[Naharnet] The Trump administration announced Tuesday new measures to expand its immigration crackdown by permitting more summary deportations of undocumented migrants colonists.
The new rules allow immigration officials to pick up any undocumented immigrant anywhere in the country and, if the immigrant has been inside the United States less than two years, the officers can decide themselves to have the person deported, rather than have the case decided by an immigration judge.
Formerly officers of the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agencies could arrest and summarily deport a migrant only if they were detained within 100 miles (160 kilometers) of the U.S. border and were inside the country less than two weeks.
Cases for more detainees not meeting those parameters would have to be processed in an immigration court.
"The effect of that change will be to enhance national security and public safety -- while reducing government costs -- by facilitating prompt immigration determinations," said a Department of Homeland Security notice published in the Federal Register.
"The new designation will enable DHS to address more effectively and efficiently the large volume of aliens who are present in the United States unlawfully," it said.
The Trump administration has been frustrated by the backlog at immigration courts which often allows detainees to disappear back into the population before their case is heard.
There are currently nearly one million pending cases, according to the website TracImmigration, and the average waiting time for a hearing is nearly two years.
The new rule could accelerate deportations from the estimated 10.5 million undocumented migrants colonists living in the United States, almost two-thirds of them for more than 10 years, according to the Pew Research Center.
Thanks, but I'll take your word for it,TW. Can't be any more novel indignation than the rest of it floating around in that part of the world. Nothing to take seriously here. The Afghans forget too easily that they would be slaves or dead if not for their American benefactors. And no soldier sacrifices to receive honor or thanks.
Sometimes I think, these things are so exaggerated by reporters to create unnecessary tensions between otherwise friendly parties.
Like the Indian media, that cannot stop raving about how Trump was not asked by Modi to arbitrate on Kashmire.
A mature person would understand that Trump likes to condescend to whatever idiot he's meeting, and says everything they'd like to hear. He even puts in a few bytes of bullshit afterward to fuel his own MSM critics' self immolation with hate. It has no bearing on reality, and that's as it should be. He's got to deal with devious bastards possessing nuclear weapons and extremely narrow agendas all year long, convince them everything can go their way only if they play ball. Of course he says these things. He must.
Taliban Khan went home happy just as Modi went home happy, just as Kim reposed happy - all with empty hands and shimmering words, their problems forgotten in the glaze of having met a sympathetic POTUS, who agreed with them, promised to 'work with them', 'great relationships' were claimed, while both their voters and oppositions except for Kim, who only has 'loyals' and fishfood. heard back home what 'great guys' they were. It's how a president should deal with belligerent leaders with narrow interests. A press conference, photo ops, handshakes, promises, meaningless praise... and a wave at the departing convoy.
Although I agree with much of what Dron said I suspect Iran might be the actual audience for the comments. Just a simple reminder, they want nukes and we have lots and lots and lots of megatons at our disposal.
"The response of oil prices to the seizure of a British oil tanker by armed Iranian forces near the Strait of Hormuz has been amazingly muted so far," said Carsten Fritsch, analyst at Commerzbank.
Apparently Carsten hasn't figured out yet that we're pumping so much oil that the spikes aren't going to be anywhere near as bad as they used to be. There's also all that Iranian oil the Chinese are sitting on but, for some odd reason, not using - it's starting to make an impression on the market as well.
Sorry, Carsten, but you better tell the nice people in Tehran that the old rules don't apply any more.
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski ||
07/24/2019 4:24 Comments ||
Dumbass Iranians can't be depended on for anything.
[IsraelTimes] The International Monetary Fund slashes its economic growth forecast for the Middle East and North Africa to the worst level in more than a decade over Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... sanctions and regional unrest.
In its World Economic Outlook update, the global lender projects economic growth for the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistain this year would be 1.0 percent, its worst since the IMF put them in one group in 2009.
The downgrade, the fifth in a year, is a half percentage point lower than its April projection.
The reduction is in large part due to a change in the IMF’s forecast for Iran’s growth "owing to the crippling effect of tighter US sanctions," the lender says.
"Civil strife across other economies, including Syria and Yemen ...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of... , add to the difficult outlook for the region."
The price of oil, the main driver for revenues in the region, will also impact growth, the IMF adds. In 2018, the region saw 1.6% growth, down from 2.1% in the previous year.
The IMF in April projected Iran’s economy will shrink by a steep 6.0% this year, its worst performance since it contracted by 7.7% in 2012.
I'm sure The Sultan of Turkey busily ruining everything he touches also has absolutely nothing to do with it... Well, to be fair, the IMF believes firmly in bad government and will cover up for it and encourage it whenever they are given an opportunity.
[Military.com] Turkey's minister of foreign affairs spoke out against the United States' decision to remove the NATO ally from the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, as well as the looming possibility the Trump administration could impose sanctions on the country.
"If the U.S. shows a hostile attitude to us, we will take a step against it," Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told Turkish TV station TGRT Haber on Monday.
That could mean curtailing operations or expelling U.S. forces at Incirlik Air Base, or limiting coalition operations at Kürecik radar station, he said. His comments about the bases were first reported by Stars and Stripes.
Incirlik has played a key role in air operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. In 2016, the base went dark for roughly a week during a failed coup attempt in the country.
While Çavuşoğlu was not immediately clear on Turkey's path forward at Incirlik or Kürecik, his comments come after the Trump administration confirmed last week that Turkey will be removed from the F-35 program after it began accepting deliveries of the Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missile system, which Moscow calls the "F-35 killer."
Turkey has been the home of the international Muslim Brotherhood at least since 2013. However, the government which has been increasingly Islamicized is now threatened by the people who have voted out the Islamists in Ankara and Istambul. The US forces should not wait to be thrown out of Turkey but should instead be moved to the base north of Irbil and to Greece. Turkey, which now has no chance of joining the EU, has recently threatened Cyprus, and it should be put on notice that any action taken will be met by severe reprisals.
Though Pakistan officially denies knowing that bin Laden was living on its territory, Asad Durrani, a former spymaster, told Al Jazeera in 2015 that the ISI probably knew where he was hiding and hoped to use him as a bargaining chip before he was killed.
The 9/11 mastermind was tracked down after a 10-year manhunt to Abbottabad, a garrison town north of Islamabad where Pakistan’s military academy is headquartered, sparking allegations authorities were colluding with the terror group.
A leaked Pakistani government report in 2013 said bin Laden arrived in Pakistan in the spring or summer of 2002 — after the 2001 US-led invasion of Afghanistan — and settled in Abbottabad in August 2005.
The report, which coined the term “governance implosion syndrome” to explain the extent of official failures to detect him, said he was once stopped for speeding and enjoyed wearing a cowboy hat.
Two former senior Pakistani military officials told AFP in 2015 that a defector from Pakistani intelligence assisted the US in its hunt for bin Laden, but denied the two countries had officially worked together.
I have always believed UBL was sold to the US by Paki intelligence. The only question remaining is, how much did Obama pay for him ?
Posted by: Fred ||
07/24/2019 00:00 ||
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I believe Obama beat his chest and prayed to his god when he just couldn't hold off sanctioning the hit. And allowed the military to fulfill their imperative because the deaths of three thousand innocents couldn't go unavenged without costing him a second term. We all know the kill order was from Clinton's time in office. Obama just couldn't reverse it, but he used every trick in the ISI playbook to delay it. Everyone and his goat in Pak knew what's living in Abbotabad.
Even then, it was a half measure. A convenient whistle for a pressure cooker. Soon, America was involved in a pointless war and the people nearly forgot the irony that after so many of their countrymen and women were killed by muslims, they were still paying high taxes to fund and arm muslims, that muslims were being invited to their political stage daily, groomed to become 'community leaders' and representatives in America, that their dandy of a president was a muslim.
The official explanation is that US Intel detected Bin Laden's courier from interrogation of a high level prisoner (yes waterboarding works). The courier was eventually traced to the Abbottabad compound. Then the operation to confirm Bin Laden was also there began. The courier was the first one killed in the raid.
Ref #2: We're talking about two different issues. Yes, discovery could have resulted from interrogation of the courier. Conducting an apparently unopposed raid (both infiltration and exfiltration), deep inside a sovereign foreign country is yet another issue.
* Bagram, AFG to Abbottabad... nearly 650 miles round trip. A bit closer as the crow flies.
The headline implies the ISI is a monolithic entity. Rather than invoke a cultural fondness for treachery and intrigue, let's just suggest there are internal factions, not all necessarily aligned or incorruptible.
As pointed out, it is a long way from Bagram to Abbottabad and an equally long way back. Hard to believe the Seals didn't have someone looking the other way.
[IsraelTimes] PM hosts Arab media group day after one of them, Mohammed Saud, was harassed at Temple Mt.; Israeli front man: ’He took it harshly but understood this is real face of Paleostinians’.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday hosted in his office a delegation of journalists and bloggers from Arab countries, including a Soddy Arabia ...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face... n national, Mohammed Saud, who was harassed and attacked by Paleostinians on Monday as he was touring Jerusalem’s Old City.
During a lengthy meeting, Netanyahu apologized to Saud on Israel’s behalf for the incident. Saud, for his part, underlined his support for Israel by singing a song, in Hebrew, by poet Leah Goldberg, the Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson for the Arabic media, Hassan Caabia, told The Times of Israel.
Later on Tuesday, the delegation of six Arab journalists and bloggers also had an hour-long meeting with Foreign Minister Israel Katz.
"He took it somewhat harshly, but he understood that this is the real face of the Paleostinians," Caabia said, referring to the insults and attacks to which Saud was subjected Monday when he toured the Temple Mount and walked through Jerusalem’s Old City.
Three suspects in the harassment of Saud were arrested Tuesday.
In the wake of the incident, a scheduled meeting of the visiting group with Israeli journalists was canceled.
"They talk about how so many in the Arab world want to have peace with Israel, normalization with Israel, want to come to Israel," Netanyahu said later, referring to the group he hosted. "They’re not always free to express it, and there’s always opposition... but they expressed that desire."
[IsraelTimes] The much-anticipated US peace plan will not be based on international consensus, the administration’s peace envoy Jason Greenblatt tells the United Nations ...where theory meets practice and practice loses... Security Council.
International law, he adds, is no guide to resolving the conflict.
"We will not get to the bottom of whose interpretation of ’international law’ is correct on this conflict. There is no judge, jury, or court in the world that the parties involved have agreed to give jurisdiction [to] in order to decide whose interpretations are correct," Greenblatt tells the Council.
"International law with respect to this conflict is a tricky subject that could be discussed and argued for years without ever reaching a conclusion. So we can spend years and years arguing what the law is and whether it is enforceable, and prolong the ongoing suffering. Or we could acknowledge the futility of that approach."
Likewise, the many UN resolutions on the conflict, cited by many as the base line for a future peace treaty, are contested by Israel and will thus not lead to a breakthrough, he adds.
[Jpost] Britannia’s intelligence services MI6 and GCHQ are checking whether Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... used Russian GPS "spoofing" technology, which produces incorrect location data, to send the British-flagged Stena Impero off course into Iranian waters.
According to British media, the UK’s intelligence services think Iran might have used cyber penetration to send the ship off course into Iranian waters, thus giving the IRGC an excuse to seize it.
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