Biden administration plotting immigration reform in 2023 to help lower inflation
The Biden administration is plotting to make a fresh push on immigration reform in the new year, looking for ways to provide legal status for so-called "Dreamers" and increase the labor supply to help lower inflation, according to people familiar with the matter. Why it matters: Biden’s political advisers know the situation at the border — with up to 14,000 migrants expected to be crossing every day if Title 42 ends — presents an urgent humanitarian emergency and a long-term political dilemma. At the same time, top economic aides are concerned that the lack of immigrant workers is leading to labor shortages, which will continue to keep inflation high.
I must admit a bit of personal bias here, and I make no apologies for it. You see, though my official 19FortyFive bio mentions that I’m a former Federal law enforcement officer, it doesn’t go into specifics, so in the spirit of full disclosure, I shall provide our dear readers with those specifics now. For starters, from November 2006 (shortly after I completed my Air Force service) to August 2009, I was a U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP; the ”P” stands for “Protection,” people, not “Patrol!!!”) as a CBP Officer at Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport, serving on the Radiation Portal Monitors (RPMs) and Vessel Operations Teams.
From there, I transitioned to CBP’s sister agency ICE as a Federal Series 1811 Criminal Investigator/Special Agent under the agency’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) wing and worked in that capacity until June 2011, serving on the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Financial Crimes Teams.
AOC: Is She In Serious Legal Trouble?
AOC: In Trouble or Not? It was a strange story earlier this month: it was announced that Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), one of the more high-profile members of Congress, was the subject of a Congressional ethics probe. (Subscribe to Our YouTube Channel Here) “The Acting Chairwoman and Acting Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics […]ABC News suggested that it could be connected to the American Accountability Foundation’s call for an investigation into whether the Congresswoman known as AOC accepted an improper gift when she attended the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala, known as the Met Gala, in 2021.
I participated in missions such as Operation Community Shield, working alongside state & local law enforcement counterparts to get sex offenders off the streets, and Operation Red Rein, this time working with the state & local L.E. brethren to target meth and cocaine dealers in the East Los Angeles area.
And though I didn’t make ICE a long-term career, I still feel a sense of kinship with my friends and professional acquaintances who are still with the agency or are now retired from it.
I can vouch that the ICE work is highly diversified in terms of ethnicities and nationalities – our workforce includes plenty of legal immigrants, i.e., naturalized U.S. citizens on the payroll – religious faiths, genders, sexual orientations, etc. Ergo, when the AOCs of the world treat us disrespectfully, I take that s*it personally.
The Criminals That AOC and Her Ilk Support
The people who call for abolishing or defunding ICE are undermining the fight against vicious criminal gangs like MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha 13), whose infamous motto is “Kill, Rape, Control.”
Why AOC Went Totally Rogue on $1.7 Trillion Spending Bill
Here’s Why AOC Voted “No” to the Spending Bill – When progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, or AOC, chose to vote “no” on this week’s huge $1.7 trillion spending bill, she caused a stir by being the only Democrat to oppose the measure. (Subscribe to Our YouTube Channel Here. Check out More 19FortyFive Videos Here) The […]She added that, for this reason, along with the “dramatic increase in defense spending” which goes beyond what the president asked for, she couldn’t back the bill.
It undermines the fight against “La Eme,” i.e., Mexican Mafia, and its various narcotraficante elements and offshoots such as Los Zetas, Los Matazetaws the Jalisco Cartel, Nueva Generacion Cartel, the Knights Templar, and so forth; for those of you who’ve never viewed videos or still photos of the killings that these outfits commit, they are pure savagery. And by defending illegal immigrant caravans, the anti-ICE pundits are supporting the vicious crime of human trafficking. According to statistics gathered by the Polaris Project, between September 2015 and July 2018, the U.S.-Mexico border saw 509 cases of sex trafficking, 651 cases of labor trafficking, and 76 cases of combined sex and labor trafficking; pit of the 2,552 total number of victims tabulated, 393 were minors. In my view. if AOC and her ilk had her way, by default, all of the scumbags perpetrating these horrific crimes would get off scot-free.
A Current ICE Agent’s/Officer’s Perspective
Since it’s been 11.5 years (sheesh, where does the time go?) since I last worked for ICE, I figure it might be useful to get some perspectives from a current ICE employee.
For that purpose, I shall turn to my friend “Ivana” – I can’t use her real name for OPSEC reasons, and “Ivana” is a long-running inside joke between herself and Yours Truly – a former U.S. Air Force Security Forces comrade-in-arms whom I’m known for 22 years and nowadays works for ICE as a Detention and Deportation Officer under the agency’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
‘It’s changing’: As officers quit in droves, departments see an opportunity for police reform
Police departments are trying to attract candidates who reflect the communities they serve, focusing on women, people of color and the LGBTQ+ community.Seattle has lost more than a quarter of its police force in the past 2.5 years. The Fairfax County police chief in Virginia declared a personnel emergency on July 28, instituting mandatory overtime. Three small towns — Kenly, North Carolina, Melbourne Village, Florida, and Springfield, Colorado — experienced mass resignations this summer: The entire department in each community called it quits.
Here’s what “Ivana” had to say about the political and media slandering of her (and my former) agency: “There are people that assume ICE is just about deporting non-citizens. ICE includes ERO (enforcement), HSI (investigations) and OPLA (the court process). These include a multitude of duties that differ completely from normal law enforcement because it involves non-citizens and a completely separate due process.” And to quote SEAL Team 6 founding C.O. Richard “Demo Dick” Marcinko, “When you assume, you make an A*S of U and ME!” Anyway, Ivana goes on to add: “They are cutting our duties, slowing on street arrests, closing offices, releasing detained non-citizens, and reducing the number of air marshals all for the sake of helping with the influx of people coming in through the border. They are putting American citizens safety at risk. ICE is more than immigration issues at the border. It involves in-country security for every single American citizen and those with legal status. It’s a huge operation. To get rid of an organization that big would be an injustice to the American people and leave them scarily vulnerable.” Yet that is precisely what the AOCs and many in the Democratic Party want to do. That would be a mistake. More: Is Donald Trump Going Crazy?More: Could Mike Pence Beat Donald Trump in 2024?More: NATO vs. Russia – What World War III Would Look LikeChristian D. Orr is a former Air Force Security Forces officer, Federal law enforcement officer, and private military contractor (with assignments worked in Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Kosovo, Japan, Germany, and the Pentagon). Chris holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Southern California (USC) and an M.A. in Intelligence Studies (concentration in Terrorism Studies) from American Military University (AMU). He has also been published in The Daily Torch and The Journal of Intelligence and Cyber Security. Last but not least, he is a Companion of the Order of the Naval Order of the United States (NOUS). In his spare time, he enjoys shooting, dining out, cigars, Irish and British pubs, travel, USC Trojans college football, and Washington DC professional sports.
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Who controls the penalty box? Behind-the-scenes Cleveland hockey statistician retiring after decades of service .
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Charlie Kochy is shutting the door on a career of opening doors. Kochy has worked behind the scenes at hockey games in Cleveland, a career that long precedes the Monsters and their light and sound shows in Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. It goes back to the mid-1970s when he worked Crusaders games in Richfield. Then came the Barons before shifting to the Lumberjacks in Cleveland. In all, he worked 34 seasons over 48 years – there was no professional hockey in Cleveland from 1978 to 1992 – either working the penalty box or tracking shots or faceoffs. And on Dec.