Category Archives: DHS

Obama to expand refugee programs for Central American migrants amid new surge

Of course he is.

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From Fox News: The Obama administration will soon expand efforts to help Central American families and children legally immigrate to the United States amid another surge of migrants caught crossing the border illegally.

White House Deputy Homeland Security Adviser Amy Pope said Tuesday that the administration will expand in-country refugee processing for families coming from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala and launch an effort to temporarily relocate some families facing the greatest threats to Costa Rica. The government is also broadening a nearly two-year-old program to allow some Central American children to reunite with parents already legally living in the United States.

Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said that program will now allow some unmarried siblings, in-country parents and other caregivers to move to the U.S. with a child approved for the program.

The efforts are designed in part to combat the crush of tens of thousands of families and unaccompanied children caught crossing the border illegally this year. But it is unclear how quickly the expanded efforts may impact the flow of immigrants trying to make their way to the United States illegally.

Since the start of the budget year in October, more than 51,100 people traveling as families and more than 43,000 unaccompanied children have been caught illegally crossing the Mexican border. The number of such immigrants has been steadily rising this year after significant decreases between the 2014 and 2015 budget years.

The Obama administration first launched the effort to allow child immigrants to legally come to the U.S. in December 2014. More than 600 have moved to the United States since then. Mayorkas said 2,884 kids have been approved for the program and more than 9,500 applications are pending.

In January, the administration first announced that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees would pre-screen would-be refugee families. U.S. officials will now handle more in-country processing for those families.

Pope said refugee programs in Central America are being expanded because “current efforts to date haven’t been sufficient.” The new programs, she said, are designed to help “promote safe and orderly immigration and border security.”

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Pope said it is unclear how many families and children may benefit from the enhanced programs but officials expect requests for help to steadily increase as the programs get underway in the coming months. In the meantime, Costa Rica will also soon start accepting up to 200 people in immediate need of refuge at a time for up to six months.

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Former Guantanamo prisoner vanishes in South America, prompting search

Obama’s response will no doubt be, “Fore!”

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From Fox News: A former Guantanamo Bay prison living in Uruguay has vanished under mysterious circumstances, The Washington Post reports. Law enforcement is now searching for the former detainee, Jihad Ahmed Mustafa Dhiab, a Syrian national, the paper reported Friday, citing a U.S. official.

“We are coordinating with officials in Brazil and Uruguay to determine his whereabouts,” the official told the paper on background to discuss a sensitive incident.

Officials believe Dhiab, imprisoned at Guantanamo in 2002 for suspected ties to al Qaeda, may have entered Brazil illegally.

According to Uruguayan media, the country’s interior minister said Thursday Dhiab’s can make international trips, but Brazil hasn’t allowed him to enter the country previously, the Post reported.

Just this week the Senate passed a defense spending bill that bars shuttering the Guantanamo prison in Cuba. The debate over closing Guantanamo, which President Obama has pledged to do since taking office, could intensify if Dhiab’s disappearance is confirmed.

Another Uruguayan government official told the Associated Press that Dhiab traveled legally to Brazil, according to the Post. He hasn’t been seen since June 6, a Brazilian online news outlet, Plus55.com, reported Friday.

“If Brazilian authorities didn’t allow his legal entry, they can send Dhiab back to Uruguay, but that’s a problem for Brazil,” the news outlet quoted Uruguayan Interior Minister Eduardo Bonomi as saying.

Dhiab went to Uruguay with five other Guantanamo Bay prisoners in 2014 in a deal between the south American country and Uruguay and the U.S. to resettle detainees seen as posing little threat.

He spent 12 years at Guantanamo without being charged after his capture in Pakistan. Guantanamo still holds 80 prisoners.

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Homeland Security pushes to ban the words ‘sharia’ and ‘jihad’ in new program to steer millennials away from ISIS

The public indoctrination system, Hollyweird, and State Run Media created these millennials. Now we’re gonna spend $100,000 MILLION dollars to deter them from Islam? You tax dollars at work!

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From Daily Mail: The Department of Homeland Security thinks censorship will help stop American millennials from becoming drawn to groups like ISIS. DHS’ Advisory Council has released a report, suggesting that we stop making the fight against radical Islam an ‘us versus them’ fight.

In order to do this, the department says it should ‘reject religiously-charged terminology and problematic positioning by using plain meaning American English’.

That means doing away with Islamic terms like ‘jihad’ – which means holy war- and ‘sharia law,’ which are rules that govern ways of life in Muslim governments. 

The department also says we should stop using the term ‘Muslim Americans’ and ‘the Muslim world’, and replace them with ‘American Muslims’ and ‘Muslim communities’.  Homeland Security is leading an effort to address young Americans becoming radicalized online by groups such as ISIS and the al-Nusra Front.

The department is asking that $100million be used to fund the effort, which will go towards paying experts and creating social media programs and technology to steer millennials away from terrorist recruiters.

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‘The department’s CVE efforts are an attempt to protect our nation’s young people from extremists who prey upon the Millennial generation,’ the report says.

‘The department must reframe the conversation to reflect this reality and design a robust program around the protection of our youth, which must include predator awareness and an understanding of radicalization. In doing so, our citizens will be better equipped for this threat.’

DHS’ report was released just days before a Muslim man killed 49 people in an Orlando, Florida gay club.  The FBI is still investigating what caused 29-year-old Omar Mateen to go on the rampage, but they are looking into whether he had become radicalized in his faith

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Mateen was born in the U.S. to parents from Afghanistan. He reportedly claimed in a 911 call during the stand-off that he was carrying out the shooting on behalf of ISIS.

In the aftermath of the shooting, President Obama was highly criticized for his failure to refer to Mateen as a ‘radical Islamic terrorist’.

President Obama addressed these critiques directly on Tuesday, saying: ‘Calling a threat by a different name does not make it go away. … There’s no magic to the phrase of radical Islam. It’s a political talking point.’

Click here to read the full report.

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G4S security contractor that employed Orlando shooter is a client of crisis actor company

It was the 2012 Sandy Hook hoax that first alerted Americans to a curious phenomenon called crisis actors — actors who role-play as victims, perpetrators, and first responders in simulations and drills of crisis situations such as natural or manmade disasters, including school and other mass shootings. There are even ! See:

At the time of Sandy Hook, there was a government-created crisis actor provider in Colorado called Visionbox, which described itself as “a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center” and “of the Colorado Safety Task Force established by Colorado State Senator Steve King.”

In a “Feature Story” that had since been deleted from the web, Visionbox described what its crisis actors do:

Active Shooter Crisis Actors Target Mall Shootings via Visionbox

DENVER, CO, October 31, 2012 — A new group of actors is now available nationwide for active shooter drills and mall shooting full-scale exercises, announced Visionbox, Denver’s leading professional actors studio.

Visionbox Crisis Actors are trained in criminal and victim behavior, and bring intense realism to simulated mass casualty incidents in public places.

The actors’ stage acting experience, ranging from Shakespeare to contemporary American theater, enables them to “stay in character” throughout an exercise, and improvise scenes of extreme stress while strictly following official exercise scenarios. […]

Visionbox Crisis Actors can also play the role of citizens calling 911 or mall management, or posting comments on social media websites.

For more on Visionbox, see my post of January 1, 2013, “Professional crisis actors simulate mass casualty events”. and Memory Hole Blog‘s “Where Have All the Crisis Actors Gone?“.

We now know that at least three individuals involved in the Orlando gay club shooting on June 12, 2016, have professional acting credits. They are:

  1. Alleged lone shooter Omar Mateen, who was a full-time employee of G4S, an inept federal government security contractor, had two acting credits.
  2. Alleged eyewitness Luis Burbano, had five acting credits.
  3. Alleged eyewitness Christopher Hanson who may be professional actor Andrew Bowser (more on this in a later post).

Now we can tie an outfit that supplies crisis actors to the shooting.

Crisis CastIt is CrisisCast, a British provider of, in its words, “Award winning role play actors and film makers specially trained in disaster and crisis management.”

This is how CrisisCast describes itself:

We dramatise events for emerging security needs in the UK, Middle East and worldwide. Our specialist role play actors – many with security clearance – are trained by behavioural psychologists and rigorously rehearsed in criminal and victim behaviour to help police, the army and the emergency services, hospitals, schools, local authorities, government, private security firms, shopping centres, airports, big business, criminal justice departments, media and the military to simulate incident environments for life saving procedures.

We use state of the art British film industry techniques, props and special effects to help trainers deliver essential, hands-on, high octane crisis response and disaster management training. We also work with trainee doctors, psychologists and care professionals.

CrisisCast boasts that “We act for a wide range of clients, from private individuals to multi-national organisations, and everything in between,” and assures its clients and potential clients that since “Some of the work we do is sensitive,” clients can depend on secrecy as “We believe in loyalty and we understand the need for confidentiality.”

CrisisCast then provides a partial list of its illustrious clients: “Here are a few of the clients we have been privileged to work with recently”.

No. 10 on that list of 20 CrisisCast clients is G4S, the security company that had employed Omar Mateen from September 2007 until his death, presumably by police, at Pulse nighclub in Orlando, FL, on the morning of June 12, 2016.

G4S Security Solutions USA claims to be the world’s leading security contractor with operations in more than 100 countries and very lucrative contracts with the U.S. federal government, including DHS. (See “Orlando terrorist-killer Omar Mateen worked for a security firm with DHS contract to identify suspected terrorists“)

Below is a screenshot I took of CrisisCast’s client webpage. Please note the time and date in the lower right corner (5:54 AM, June 18, 2016) when I took the screenshot, in case CrisisCast scrubs G4S from its client list. I painted the red arrows pointing to G4S and the time & date.

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H/t FOTM‘s Lola, Sher, and IWB Investment Watch.

~Eowyn

Orlando gay-club shooting shows failure of government on every level

Once again, anomalies are emerging about Sunday’s massacre-by-shooting of 49 patrons of a “gay” nightclub in Orlando, Florida, by 29-year-old Omar Mateen.

Whatever the Orlando shooting turns out to be, which Fellowship of the Minds will tackle as we did with the Sandy Hook false-flag, one thing should be said about Orlando that no one in the MSM seems to have noted:

The Orlando gay-club shooting of June 12, 2016, reveals the utter failure of government on every level.

Among the many charges of government, the most important is to protect and ensure the safety and security of citizens.

But in the Orlando mass shooting incident, the present government of the United States of America has been an abject failure in discharging that responsibility — from the federal government of the Obama Administration down to the local government of the city of Orlando.

Orlando shooting policeBelow are the failed government agencies:

1. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Mateen was on the FBI’s radar for several years. An FBI spokesperson said that the FBI twice interviewed Matten in 2013 after he had made threats to a coworker, and once in 2014 after he was linked to an American suicide bomber. In both instances, the FBI found no sufficient evidence to continue with their investigations. As a result, Mateen was not under investigation or surveillance when he committed the massacre.

2. Bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives (ATF)

Omar Mateen had two licenses to carry firearms in Florida: a Class D license, given to security guards; and a Class G license, which is a general concealed carry license. An ATF spokesperson confirmed that Mateen was able to legally purchase guns, and bought both of the weapons used in the attack within the last week. (Gawker)

3. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

From September 2007 until his death, Omar Mateen was an employee of G4S Security Solutions USA.

G4S is a security contractor for federal government agencies, among which is the DHS with which G4S has a lucrative contract of more than $234 million. One of the tasks G4S is contracted to perform for DHS is to identify suspected terrorists trying to enter the U.S.  (See “Orlando terrorist-killer Omar Mateen worked for a security firm with DHS contract to identify suspected terrorist“)

Omar Mateen was a terrorist.

4. Orange County Sheriff’s Office and Orlando Police Department

According to a timeline of the shooting incident on June 12, 2016:

  • At 2:02 a.m., shooting erupts at the Pulse nightclub when the club’s uniformed security guard and two nearby officers open fire on the shooter, presumably Mateen, and “a gun battle ensues”.
  • The shooter then goes into the club, where he would shoot dead 49, wound another 53, and take the remainder hostage.
  • By 2:09 a.m., some 100 officers from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Orlando Police Department had arrived.
  • At 2:22 a.m., shooter calls 911 to pledge allegiance to ISIS.
  • By 3:58 a.m., the phalanx of armed police assembled outside already knew the perp was shooting people inside the club because a post on Orlando Police Department’s official Twitter account says: “Shooting at Pulse Nightclub on S Orange. Multiple injuries. Stay away from area.”
  • At around 5:00 a.m., heavily armed SWAT team members use an armored vehicle to smash down a door at the club, clearing the way for some 30 people inside to flee to safety. SWAT officers confront the suspect in the doorway, shoot and kill him.

Police say they had to wait three hours to access the situation, get armored vehicles on the scene and make sure they had enough personnel.

In other words, for three whole hours, knowing full well that the armed perp was shooting people inside the club, the armed police did nothing, leaving the dying and wounded to fester. How many of the 49 who died would have lived if the police had broken into the club earlier?

Having failed to secure citizens’ lives and safety, our government — in the person of President Barack Obama — proposes that the solution is more gun control. In effect, this criminal regime not only does not and will not protect us, they want to take away the means for us to protect ourselves.

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~Eowyn

Orlando terrorist-killer Omar Mateen worked for a security firm with DHS contract to identify suspected terrorists

This would be funny if it weren’t so outrageous.

The private security firm that had employed Orlando gay club shooter Omar Mateen since 2007, is an outfit called G4S Security Solutions USA, which claims to be the world’s leading security contractor with operations in more than 100 countries and 610,000 employees, including 50,000 Americans.

It turns out D4S has a $234 million contract with the Obama administration’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to, among other things, identify suspected terrorists trying to enter the U.S. — all while Mateen, a Muslim terrorist who killed 50 and wounded another 53 at the Pulse gay club in Orlando, Florida, was right under their nose.

Talk about a case of fox guarding the hen house!

To top it off, the clueless G4S also provides security for 90% of America’s nuclear facilities!

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Paul Sperry, New York Post columnist and author of INFILTRATION: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington, writes for Counter Jihad, June 13, 2016, that “The Orlando nightclub terrorist who pledged allegiance to ISIS worked almost a decade for a major Department of Homeland Security contractor, raising alarms that ISIS sympathizers and agents have infiltrated the federal agency set up after 9/11 to combat terrorists.”

Orlando shooter Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, an Afghan-American who held two firearms licenses and a security officer license, was employed by the security firm G4S Secure Solutions USA Inc. since Sept. 10, 2007.

After 9/11, G4S, based in Jupiter, Florida, merged with the Wackenhut Corp. and became the first contract security company to received designation and certification by DHS.

Through the U.S. General Services Administration, the company supplies federal agencies with guards, detention officers, court security officers, baggage handlers, security clerks, and prisoner bus and van drivers in contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The security company’s contract with DHS alone amounts to more than $234 million. In addition to the DHS, G4S has contracts with the Departments of State, Interior, Labor, Justice, and Energy; the IRS; Drug Enforcement Administration; U.S. Army; U.S. Air Force; and NASA.

G4S’s contracted tasks for the federal government include:

  1. Identify “suspected terrorists” trying to enter the U.S.
  2. Provide “support” to DHS and Customs and Border Protection (CPB) with their operations at the U.S.-Mexican border.
  3. Work with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to transport illegal immigrants in fortified buses from city to city and from cities to the US-Mexican border. (Source: G4S’s “Providing Manpower Solutions for Government Services” brochure.) Judicial Watch, however, discovered that G4S has been quietly moving and releasing van loads of illegal aliens away from the border to interior American cities. The illegals were mostly Central Americans but possibly also from the Middle East and Pakistan.
  4. Provide security guards and other security services for 90 percent of U.S. nuclear facilities.
  5. Help the federal government with emergency security responses to “terror threats.”

It’s not clear if Omar Mateen worked on any federal contracts or dealt with federal inmates. It’s also not immediately known if he had federal security clearances, or what kind of security background check G4S administered before hiring Mateen. Company brochure says security officers “are subjected to a stringent background investigation” that includes psychological, background and criminal screening.” However, one of Mateen’s jobs was to help transport and guard state and local prisoner youths in Florida, despite reports he openly praised ISIS in conversations with co-workers, and even though he had been under federal investigation for terrorism ties since at least 2013.

In a 2012 company newsletter, G4S congratulated Mateen for five years of service. Attempts to reach G4S representatives Sunday were unsuccessful.

It’s not the first time a federal contractor has employed a major Islamic terrorist.

In 2008, Charlotte, N.C.-based Convergys Corp. came under fire for employing 22-year-old Sami Khan, a Muslim computer operator who openly maintained a jihadist website featuring grisly images of American soldiers blown up by al-Qaida terrorists overseas which he said “bring great happiness to me.” Convergys at the time had landed a $2.5 billion federal contract to set up emergency communications centers in the event to terrorist attacks and other disasters. Khan turned out to be an al-Qaida operative. He was killed in 2011 in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen.

H/t John Molloy

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~Eowyn