Category Archives: DHS

Good Samaritan shot trying to stop kidnapping by illegal alien

Criminal illegal/Denver Police Photo

Criminal illegal alien Garcia-Chavez/Denver Police Photo

From Fox News: A good Samaritan is expected to recover after being shot more than a week ago by an illegal immigrant trying to kidnap a woman, according to a report.

Fox 31 Denver reported Friday that former paratrooper Brian Geer was shot when the woman, a total stranger, ran up to his house and frantically banged on the front door for help. Geer’s home surveillance camera captured the whole thing as the woman tried frantically to get away from the suspect, Jesus Garcia-Chavez, the station reported.

“I could hear screaming as I was approaching the door and I probably heard a gunshot,” Geer, a paramedic, said. “After I made contact with him he said, ‘Oh you want shot too,’ and he pulled the trigger.”

“She’s screaming for help still so I ran toward him,” he told the station. “I’m not sure what I was thinking at this point except that she was in trouble.” The woman is also expected to recover.

It took police six days to track down Garcia-Chavez. He was arrested after a standoff at a Denver motel Friday night. He is being held on kidnapping and assault charges.

Fox 31 said Garcia-Chavez has a long criminal record and was wanted on two outstanding warrants.

Police said his criminal history includes assault to a peace officer, assault, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, felony menacing, assault, eluding, resisting arrest, forgery, trespass and possession of a controlled substance.

He was illegally in the U.S. after previously being deported, according to the station. KMGH-TV reported that after his deportation Garcia-Chavez slipped back into the U.S. two or three years ago.


Illegal alien murder suspect arrested in Georgetown, Texas previously deported 3 times

Illegal alien criminal Luviano/Fox 29 photo

Illegal alien criminal Luviano/Fox 29 photo

A tax-payer relief shot would have worked for me.

From KXAN: Silvestre Franco-Luviano, the man accused of kidnapping a Georgetown man on Monday and wanted in connection with two murders in the Dallas-area over the weekend, has been captured in Georgetown.

As tactical teams were trying to begin negotiations with the 43-year-old suspect Tuesday evening, a fire broke out in the apartment, located in the 2100 block of North Austin Avenue, where police believed the suspect was located. Shortly after the fire broke out, Georgetown police say, Franco-Luviano tried to get away by breaking through the drywall into another apartment.

“The back side of the apartment was the first one he was in and he caught that one on fire then he kicked a hole through the wall and got into this one in the front and set that one on fire too then he ran down the stairs and that’s when they caught him on the third floor,” said neighbor Wes Brauer.

The incident then came to an end at 7:30 p.m., as Luviano was escorted by police out of the Parkview Place Apartments in handcuffs. A .45 caliber handgun was found in the apartment, but police say they are uncertain if it was the same weapon used in connection to the Dallas murders.

Brauer said there’s so much water damage from the fire, several neighbors stayed elsewhere for the night and are starting to cleanup. “My house is wrecked. I gotta go fix my house. Like they had to move stuff to get my dogs out, throw the clothes around,” Brauer said.

Bling Johnson, a witness at the apartment complex, said, “The flash bombs went off, you heard them hit the door really hard, you knew they were going in and the [window] screen comes flying out as if he was going to jump out of the third floor, so he had nowhere to go and at that point he had to know that that was it.”

Nearby Georgetown High School was placed on lockdown during the incident, as authorities searched the apartment complex for the man. Police said they received information just after 5 p.m. that he was inside one of the apartments. KXAN Viewers say they were ordered by police to stay in their homes. Georgetown police say the situation could have ended much differently.

“This is the outcome that we want. No injuries to citizens, officers or suspects so it worked out perfectly,” said Cory Tchida, Assistant Chief of Police with Georgetown Police Department. “The community that I serve has been terrified and understandably so when they start hearing about these acts that are alleged to have been committed by this suspect.”

Reports came into police Monday of an aggravated robbery and kidnapping at the Bealls department store at 1103 Rivery Boulevard in Georgetown. The victim was found around 10 a.m. unharmed at a gas station, around one mile from where he was kidnapped. Police say Luviano let the victim go at the gas station.

On Sunday night, police say Luviano shot at two vehicles in Cedar Hill, Texas at 11:03 p.m. A woman was injured in that incident. He then drove to a Texaco station near U.S. Highway 67, where police believe he shot and killed 44-year-old Welton Betts, who was pumping gas. He forced the passenger out of the car and drove away.

Luviano, who has numerous aliases, is also the suspect in a murder in Dallas prior to the incident in Cedar Hill. He allegedly opened fire on multiple vehicles near Spur 408, killing the occupant of one of the vehicles.

Georgetown police said in a statement Tuesday night, “We are pleased that Franco-Luviano was taken into custody without injury to any citizens, officers, or Franco-Luviano himself.”


Luviano was booked into the Williamson County Jail Tuesday night and moved to the Dallas County Jail on Wednesday on a murder warrant. Additional charges are pending.

The U.S. Marshals says Luviano has been deported three times and he currently has a “no status” to be in the United States.

Since 2010, Luviano has been arrested numerous times in Williamson County alone. He was charged with burglary of a vehicle, failure to display a driver’s license and possession of a controlled substance.



Texas to withdraw from feds’ refugee program over terror threat


From Fox News: The state of Texas on Wednesday announced that it is withdrawing from the Obama administration’s refugee resettlement program due to the administration’s inability to ensure that refugees resettled in the state do not pose terror threats, according to an announcement by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

Texas informed the Office of Refugee Resettlement in a letter that it will be withdrawing from the program on Jan. 31, 2017. The letter comes on the heels of several weekend terror attacks across the United States

The administration has refused to approve a security plan by the state of Texas aimed at ensuring that refugees are only resettled following in-depth security checks. 

Texas officials drafted a plan that would require federal national security officials to provide assurances that none of the individuals being resettled pose a terror threat. The administration has declined to approve this plan.

Abbott said Texas would not accept a single refuge until proper security measures are put in place. 

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Terror attacks are ‘part and parcel of living in a big city’, claims London mayor Sadiq Khan


From Daily Mail: The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has said that living with terror attacks – like the one that hit New York at the weekend – is ‘part and parcel of living in a big city’.

Mr. Khan told the Evening Standard: ‘It is a reality I’m afraid that London, New York, other major cities around the world have got to be prepared for these sorts of things. That means being vigilant, having a police force that is in touch with communities, it means the security services being ready, but also it means exchanging ideas and best practice.’

The dopey mayor...

The dopey mayor…

Mr. Khan, who was elected as Mayor in May to replace Boris Johnson, who is ironically now Britain’s Foreign Secretary, was in the United States on a business trip.  He said he had a ‘sleepless’ night on Saturday after a bomb exploded on West 23rd Street in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighbourhood, injuring 31 people.

Another device on 27th Street in Manhattan failed to go off and Ahmad Rahami, an Afghan-born US citizen was later arrested in New Jersey.  Mr. Rahami has been charged in relation to the New York explosion and another device that exploded harmlessly hours earlier near a race in Seaside Park, New Jersey.

After taking advice from the New York authorities it was ‘business as usual’ for Mr. Khan, who visited the 9/11 memorial and attended a New York Mets baseball game. Mr. Khan reportedly hinted that the Mets could come to London next year to play a Major League Baseball game at West Ham’s Olympic Stadium.

The other dopey mayor...

The other dopey mayor…

Mr. Khan later met with the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, as well as with Muslim community leaders, and co-wrote an editorial in the New York Times.

Mr. Khan, who was the first Muslim Mayor of a major western city when he was elected in May, Mr. de Blasio and Paris’s Mayor, Anne Hidalgo, wrote: ‘We call on world leaders to adopt a similar welcoming and collaborative spirit on behalf of the refugees all over the world. Our cities stand united in the call for inclusivity. It is part of who we are as citizens of diverse and thriving cities.’



Department of Homeland “Security” Looking to Run November Election?




Even before the FBI identified new cyber attacks on two separate state election boards, the Department of Homeland Security began considering declaring the election a “critical infrastructure,” giving it the same control over security it has over Wall Street and and the electric power grid.

The latest admissions of attacks could speed up that effort possibly including the upcoming presidential election, according to officials.

“We should carefully consider whether our election system, our election process, is critical infrastructure like the financial sector, like the power grid,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said.

“There’s a vital national interest in our election process, so I do think we need to consider whether it should be considered by my department and others critical infrastructure,” he said at media conference earlier this month hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.

DHS has a vital security role in 16 areas of critical infrastructure and they provide a model for what the department and Johnson could have in mind for the election.

DHS describes it this way on their website: “There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof.”

You can find the rest of the story at this link.


As far as I am concerned, the DHS is every bit as corrupt as the FBI – particularly under the “leadership” of Jeh Johnson who, as we all know, is an appointee of the Kenyan comrade Dear Ruler.

Why not just go ahead and put George Soros in charge of running the election – if he is not already pulling the strings off stage. Somehow I think the result would be the same.

This idea smells, and I am holding out little hope that the worthless congressional RINOs will do anything meaningful to stop it.

The election is still two months away, as such, there is still ample time to bring in independent people to oversee the process.

Should that not happen then we will know the “fix” really is in.


(h/t: Drudge)

White House reached goal of taking in 10,000 Syrian refugees Monday

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From MSN: The White House will reach its goal, articulated a year ago, of taking in 10,000 Syrian refugees into the U.S. on Monday afternoon. A plane carrying the refugees has departed Jordan and will soon land in the U.S., CBS News’ Margaret Brennan reports.

“Today, I am pleased to announce that we will meet this goal more than a month ahead of schedule. Our 10,000th Syrian refugee will arrive this afternoon,” National Security Adviser Susan Rice said in a statement.

Between last October and the end of this September, the U.S. is expected to admit a total of at least 85,000 refugees, Rice said, including from countries like Burma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Iraq, Somalia, Ukraine, among many others.

President Obama said last year that would admit 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the fiscal year. Monday’s announcement means the White House attained its goal a month ahead of schedule, an achievement due at least in large part to a surge of State Department and Homeland Security officials deployed to the Middle East to help process a backlog of applications. The 10,000 are a significant increase over the 1,500 the U.S. was on track to admit in 2015. 

An overwhelmingly majority of the refugees, 80 percent, who have already resettled in the U.S. are women and children under the age of 18, according to the State Department. Data also shows that 96 percent of the refugees are Muslim.

U.S. officials say that the refugees have gone through extensive vetting, which not only involved numerous interviews but also intelligence-driven vetting and reviews of their social media accounts.

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The average review took more than a year and a half to complete. The names of the refugees were run through Pentagon, State Department, FBI and other agency databases, Brennan reports.

The news comes as Donald Trump continues to slam the president’s and Hillary Clinton’s immigration policies, especially in relation to Syrian refugees. Trump has in the past compared Syrian refugees to snakes and he has advocated a plan to block people from entering the U.S. from countries with ties to terrorism.


ICE program failing to rid US of dangerous illegal immigrants, analysts say

An illegal exploited the system and killed Kate Steinle

An illegal exploited the system and killed Kate Steinle

From Fox News: A federal program to work with local law enforcement to remove dangerous illegal immigrant criminals, implemented just weeks after Kate Steinle’s murder put the issue in the national spotlight, has resulted in fewer deportations, according to analysts.

The Priority Enforcement Program (PEP) was introduced last summer as something of a compromise to get sanctuary cities to work with the federal government on deportations by only requesting that local authorities hand over the most dangerous criminals. Statistics show that fewer local law enforcement agencies are refusing to work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, yet far fewer illegal immigrant criminals are being deported under the current scheme.

“The end result is that ICE has not improved its performance through its detainer program in apprehending individuals who the agency seeks to deport,” stated a recent report by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a data research organization based at Syracuse University.

Sanctuary cities, the broad term for more than 200 state and local jurisdictions that have policies barring cooperation with ICE, came under intensified fire after the July 1, 2015, murder of Steinle in San Francisco by an illegal immigrant who had recently been released from local custody. By law, local law enforcement agencies are supposed to turn illegal immigrants over to the feds for deportation when they are due to be released from custody, but illegal immigration advocates say the policy violates the subject’s civil rights.

Republicans in Congress, as well as GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, have called for cutting off federal funding to sanctuary cities.

Jeh Johnson

Jeh Johnson

Jeh Johnson, secretary of ICE’s parent agency, the Department of Homeland Security, announced PEP was taking effect on July 30, 2015, saying it replaced a previous system under which ICE ordered local law enforcement agencies to hold and turn over all illegal immigrant criminals eligible for deportation. In addition to not garnering local cooperation, the older system meant non-violent criminals or those merely suspected of crimes could be deported if they were here illegally.

“The President and I want to better focus our immigration enforcement resources on convicted criminals over undocumented immigrants who have been here for years, have committed no serious crimes, and, have, in effect, become peaceful and integrated members of the community,” Johnson said.


Instead of issuing “detainers,” or federal orders to hold and hand over illegal immigrant criminals and suspects, ICE now lodges I-247s, or “requests for notification.” Those requests are more likely to be honored, TRAC’s studies show, partly because they are made less frequently and cooperation does not mean actually turning over a subject.

“ … Outreach efforts have drastically curbed reported refusals by law enforcement agencies to transfer custody of individuals over to ICE,” the TRAC report stated, before adding, “the proportion of occasions where ICE took custody of the individual after issuing I-247 requests has not rebounded. Indeed, this rate has continued to decline.

In addition, ICE often lodges a request to be notified of a pending release, but never acts on it, according to the report. During the first two months of 2016, ICE failed to assume custody of more than 60 percent of individuals it had requested notification on. In 2009, the figure was about 30 percent, according to TRAC, which called the drop “startling.”

Critics of PEP have long objected to the idea that only violent or dangerous illegal immigrant suspects should be ticketed for deportation when they cross paths with law enforcement. The federal government is obligated to remove anyone who is here illegally, said Dan Stein, president of Federation for American Immigration Reform.

“Prioritizing the removal of the most dangerous and violent criminal aliens should not mean exempting all other immigration lawbreakers from enforcement,” Stein said. “The administration is using the pretense of focusing on hardened criminals to advance its real priority: granting de facto amnesty to the vast majority of illegal aliens.”

By prioritizing only those illegal immigrants who have proven they are dangerous, the federal government is effectively waiting for suspects to graduate to violent crimes, said Jessica Vaughan, director of policy for the DC-based Center on Immigration Studies.

Sarah Root: Killed by an illegal

Sarah Root: Killed by an illegal

Vaughan cited the case of Sarah Root, who was killed in a car crash in Omaha, Neb., in January after Eswin Mejia slammed his car into hers while he was intoxicated and drag racing. Mejia is an illegal immigrant who arrived into the U.S. as an unaccompanied minor, and who had several previous brushes with the law, said Vaughan.

“The local detectives asked ICE five times for a detainer on Eswin Mejia, but ICE said that he was not a priority for enforcement because he had not been convicted of a serious crime,” Vaughan said. “He was released on bail and disappeared, and is now on ICE’s most wanted list. It was a major scandal for ICE.”

In another instance, Johnny Josue Sanchez, 21, a Honduran national in the country illegally who had been arrested three times, allegedly killed five homeless people when he set fire to a vacant building in Los Angeles. In this case, Vaughan said the combination of ICE’s and Los Angeles’s disinterest in removing Sanchez after so-called previous “minor” offenses resulted in tragedy.

In yet another case, Marilyn Pharis, a 64-year-old Air Force veteran, was brutally raped and bludgeoned to death with a claw hammer on July 24, 2015, in her own home. Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez, 29, an illegal immigrant from Mexico who was arrested six times in the previous 15 months, was one of two men charged in the case.

“All of these deaths were preventable,” Vaughan said. “ICE should not be waiting for deportable aliens to commit murder before enforcing immigration laws, and local jurisdictions should be cooperating fully in order to spare their citizens from becoming victims of people who should not be here to begin with.”

Department of Homeland Security officials did not return email inquiries to about this report.