Trump Immigration Law Enforcement Overview for 2017

The most important statistics for understanding illegal immigration are how many are being deported, how many are already here and how many are coming into the country. This post lays out the numbers in a graphical and easy-to-understand format that can be read and understood in a couple of minutes. New data for 2018 will be posted when in becomes available in the next few weeks.

REMOVALS FROM THE INTERIOR

This graph shows ICE interior removals for fiscal years 2008-2017, from Bush’s final year and all of the Obama years though Trump’s first year in office. Interior removals are those removals due to arrests in the interior by ICE agents.

Interior removals dropped by 60-70% as Obama implemented the Secure Communities policy of focussing mainly on the deportation of criminals. This policy of prioritizing the removal of the more serious criminals started in 2010 and was completed in 2013. The huge drop in deportations was because it takes much more money and effort to deport criminals than it does to round up all illegal aliens that can be more easily found in the streets, workplaces and schools and deport all of them as the law requires as was done before Obama, not just the more serious criminals Congress, by design, only provides enough money to deport criminals and a couple other very narrow classes of illegal aliens.

The numbers for the graph come from these ICE pages.

FY 2015 ICE Immigration Removals

Fiscal Year 2017 ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations Report

Trump continued the Secure Communities policy via his executive order issued on January 25, 2017, just days after taking office.

Trump Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States

“Secure Communities” is another government euphemism. By design, it makes the majority of illegal aliens secure from the threat of internment and deportation as would be required by the law. It is a bipartisan project. Bush conceived and tested the concept, Obama implemented it fully and Trump continues it. It makes American workers and taxpayers less secure.

This wiki provides references for further information about Secure Communities.

Secure Communities – Wikipedia

Trump’s new executive order continuing Secure Communities policy, ensured that deportations of illegal aliens would remain near the extremely low levels of Obama’s final years in office. The number of interior deportations in Trump’s first (partial) year were near historic lows of recent decades set by Obama.

The government estimate of the number of illegal aliens in the country is 12 million. Many think it could be 20-30 million or even higher. In any case, if less than 100 thousand are being deported every year, this is almost nothing. Many more are coming in every year than that, including criminals. Almost certainly, even more serious criminals are entering the US illegally than are being deported every year. At this rate, extremely few illegal aliens who make it past the border area need fear being deported.

BORDER APPREHENSIONS

The Border Patrol also turns over a large number of persons to ICE for deportation. The two numbers should not be combined, as Obama did to mislead the public, because the apprehensions by the Border Patrol are generally persons who were caught in the process of crossing the border. The two numbers are counter-indicators.

The higher ICE interior removals are, the more illegals are being removed from the country. Higher border apprehensions, however, mean that more illegals are coming into the country, because it is believed that the Border Patrol only catches a fraction of those attempting to cross.

This graph shows Border Patrol Apprehension by fiscal year. The apprehensions in Trump’s first year went down slightly compared to the Obama years, due mainly to his tough rhetoric during the campaign. Since that time illegal border crossing reportedly has gone up to pre-Trump levels, if not higher.

Fewer illegals were crossing the border, just because Trump declared he was going to strictly enforce the law. In the beginning some were actually self-deporting, based solely on Trump’s campaign rhetoric. The data in the graph comes from this link.

US Border Patrol Total Apprehensions for Fiscal Years 1925-2017

The number of illegal border crossers has reportedly gone back up in the past year, though, since would be crossers and their supporters realized that the law is actually not being enforced as threatened during the campaign.

The number of border apprehensions has been in a steep, 20-25 year downtrend, mainly because the current border fence was started that many years ago. Currently, There are about 650 miles of fence on the border. It shows that continued improvements in the current, very imperfect, border barrier would most likely continue to cause those numbers to decline in a significant way.

See this historical video,

produced by the command of the San Diego Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol.

SUMMARY

To be effective, enforcement of the immigration law should be comprehensive in the interior and at the border at the same time.

The major issue and centerpiece of Trump’s campaign was enforcement of the immigration law. In the first year that Trump was in office there was no significant change from the Obama years in the enforcement of the law against illegal immigration.

The “Secure Communities” policy that caused a dramatic drop in the number of deportations during the Obama years was continued by Trump with similar results of an extremely low deportation level during Trump’s first year, while illegal border crossing remained relatively high.

Coming into the country legally and overstaying the permitted time of stay is also a way of coming into the country. There has been no obvious progress in preventing this avenue of illegal residency, either.

“Zero Tolerance” was a great idea and is proven to work, but it was not properly prepared beforehand, not coordinated and implemented well and has been rolled back due to the public outcry. Hopefully, the Trump administration can make changes in the plan and re-implement it. It would go a long way towards making up for there not being a proper physical barrier at the border.

The numbers for 2018 are expected in the next few weeks. Trump’s policies have not changed, so no huge improvement in immigration enforcement is expected in the second year.

This post is not intended to discourage, insult or blame Trump supporters, at all, but just to present the simple truth, so that they can continue to MAGA and create pressure for positive change in policies for immigration law enforcement. The change has to ultimately be reflected in the numbers, not just in the rhetoric.

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That Forgotten Mexican Nazi Named Jose Vasconcelos

Below is an english translation of the article entitled, “Ese olvidado nazi mexicano de nombre Jose Vasconcelos” by Hector Orestes Aguilar. Jose Vasconcelos was a very prominent Mexican writer, philosopher and politician Mexico. He produced the “La Raza” racialist concept for the mixed-race Hispanic peoples, on which the La Raza and Chicano political movements in the United States are based, formalized in his book, La Raza Cosmica (1925). In La Raza Cosmica Vasconcelos developed a racial/ethnic supremacy concept, similar to Nazi racial theory but designed for the mestizo (mixed) race. Many Mexicans knew about his Nazi collaboration at the beginning of WWII, but the embarrassing information was being suppressed by Mexican literary and media elites to outsiders. However, an American Jewish scholar of Latin America, Itzhak Bar-Lewaw, discovered that Vasconcelos was a Nazi agent and top propagandist, publisher of the pro-Nazi magazine, Timon (the Rudder). Bar-Lewaw publicized the information, starting in the early 1970’s. However, he did it in Spanish, which relatively few Americans would find and read. This translation makes the information more accessible to the American public.

See these related posts for more information about the Nazi-like, ideological roots of La Raza and the Chicano Movement.

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Nazi Collaboration of Jose Vasconcelos, Father of “La Raza”

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See many more posts about militant La Raza and Chicano-ism

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Chicano Park Cop-Beater Found Dead in Jail – Background

Frederick Jefferson was found dead in jail during the night of August 31, 2018 in San Diego. He had just been sentenced to seven years in prison the previous day (August 31), for the beating and serious injury of a policemen at an event called “Patriot Picnic II”, last February 3rd.

This was the second of two such Patriot Picnics. The first one was on September 3, 2017. The goal of the patriot picnic events was to test our constitutional rights just to be in the park, display the flag and view/discuss the anti-American murals among ourselves in private. Our rights were denied both times by mobs under the threat of imminent violence.

UPDATE: Preliminary finding of the coroner’s investigation was suicide by hanging. Click below for the story.

Man found dead in jail cell was sentenced for punching San Diego police officer

This is video of Jefferson beating the police officer, Matthew Ruggiero. Jefferson was not injured, but the officer received a broken jaw and bones broken in his face, requiring major reconstructive surgery.

The Park Supporters trying to keep us out of the park, claimed that Jefferson was not on their side, however he was marching with determination right down the middle of Logan Avenue, directly towards the corner where the patriots were expected to exit the free speech zone set up by police. When the officer interrupted him from his intended mission he became violent. The park supporters egged him on during the fight and took his side in internet posts and one person started a crowdfunding webpage for him.

At Patriot Picnic I, five of us were chased out of the park by a mob of 500 Chicano and Leftist extremists and threatened with physical violence, most prominently by the local antifa lead, “Jesse Cannon”, and a pro-illegal immigration activist, named “Mark Lane”. See the video below. Mark Lane has a black beard and Jesse Cannon a brown beard.

Jesse Cannon said (01:20)they were going to break my face and Mark Lane (00:40) yelled that the police would not always be able to protect me. At Patriot Picnic II about 60 patriots showed up and 700 park supporters assembled to prevent us from raising the American flag in the center of the anti-American, Chicano ultra nationalist park. At Patriot Picnic II, someone’s face was indeed broken.

Jefferson was reported to live at a homeless shelter provided by the Alpha Project and there is such a place in Barrio Logan a about three blocks north of Chicano Park on the 1500 block of Newton Avenue.

He said he was there for a pancake breakfast. There is a pancake place, Aunt Emma’s, but it is about 2-3 miles on the other side of Chicano Park, a long walk.

At Jefferson’s trial, a political associate of Mark Lane’s, who works for one of our state Senators, was put on the Jury. This was a pretty huge coincidence and I was shocked that he was not thrown off the jury, because he admitted working with Lane and both are political activists, likely biased in favor of the defendant.

This blogger passed a note about it to Judge Valentine that it was a corruption of the jury. The judge just banned me from the trial for my effort to inform him. Jefferson was convicted, anyway.

Jefferson showed up at the picnic angry and prepared to do violence. He may have been recruited by the extremist supporters of this anti-American and anti-police park exactly for that purpose.

After his arrest, Jefferson was identified via DNA as a suspect in a rape of an 18-year-old girl in Maryland. So, he faced another trial after this one.

An investigation into the cause of his death is ongoing.

This blogger regrets that anyone was hurt in these events or as a result of them, the policeman or his attacker, but the blame should be assigned to the fanatical, hysterical park supporters, who tremendously overreacted to a pro-American group that just wanted to exercise their right to visit a public park unmolested and exercise their constitutional rights. There were no white supremacists or threat to vandalize the murals. That was just slander, invented to help raise a violent mob against us.

Will post updates here as information becomes available.

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Cop Puncher At Chicano Park Gets 7 Years Prison

Frederick Burnett Jefferson was one of the thugs waiting for the Patriot Picnickers to come out of the free speech zone at Chicano Park on February 3rd, 2018. Before we came out he punched and seriously injured a San Diego Police officer, Matthew Ruggiero.

Patriot Picnic II was organized by the Bordertown Patriots, an anonymous group. The main goal was just to raise the American flag for a couple hours in the center of this extremely anti-American, supposedly “public” park, where only the flags of “Aztlan” and “La Raza” are permitted to fly. Another objective was to view and discuss the radical, revolutionary political murals in the park, funded by us, taxpayers. Aztlan is the American Southwest, which militant Chicanos claim as their national homeland, over which they intend to gain sovereignty. See the Patriots Tour of Chicano Park document.

Approximately sixty patriots were met by about 700 park supporters intent on preventing us from raising our national flag in this city park, by the use of intimidation and even violence. Chicanos claim Aztlan is the first part of Aztlan to be “reconquered”.

Dozens of police were there to keep the peace and they escorted us out. On the way to our cars, we were cursed and slandered as racists, we were call racial epithets, we were assaulted and eggs were thrown. Some of the rabid Chicano Park supporters pursued us for about a mile, just because we wanted to raise the national flag in a public park and view the murals.

Ruggiero took punches received were intended for the patriots. Jefferson was stalking down the middle of the street directly to the place where the patriots were expected to exit thee Park. He just has such a hatred for the police that he could not keep himself from attacking the police when he was distracted by them. He is most probably someone who is aligned with the Black Lives Matter Movement and was invited to Chicano Park that day by political allies of BLM and park supporters, because he is a violent street thug, to join others like him who were there that day.

When the San Diego Police Department loaded Jefferson’s DNA signature into the Law Enforcement database he was also identified as a rape suspect in Baltimore, Maryland in a case where an 18-year-old girl was the victim.

‘He destroyed my face’: Man gets prison time for punching officer

BACKGROUND:

Police APPREHEND Assailants As Patriot Picnic Group Exits Chicano Park

Patriots Tour of Chicano Park

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Nazi Father of “La Raza”, Jose Vasconcelos

Jose Vasconcelos, father of “La Raza” Hispanic ethno-racialism

Jose Vasconcelos was a prominent Mexican writer, philosopher and politician, known thoughout Latin America. He produced the “La Raza” racialist concept for mixed-race Hispanic peoples, on which the La Raza and Chicano political movements are based. This is formalized in his book, “La Raza Cosmica,” published in 1925. In “La Raza Cosmica” Vasconcelos develops a racial/ethnic supremacy concept for Hispanics, similar to the Nazi racial theory, but designed for the mestizo (mixed) race, published in the same year as Hitler’s “Mein Kampf”.

Many Mexicans knew about his Nazi collaboration at the beginning of WWII, but the information was being ignored, if not actively suppressed after the war. However a Jewish scholar of Latin American history, Itzhak Bar-Lewaw, rediscovered Vasconcelos’ Nazi connections as publisher of the pro-Nazi propaganda magazine, Timon (the Rudder). Bar-Lewaw re-publicized the information, starting in the early 1970’s.

Below is an English translation of a 6-page article that he wrote in Spanish about it. Bar-Lewaw is too kind to Vasconcelos in places. He was very anti-American and anti-Anglo long before WWII, blaming Anglo society for preventing Mexico from becoming a great nation. He actually demonized anglos and America.

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That Forgotten Mexican Nazi Named Jose Vasconcelos

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Nazi Collaboration in Mexico during WWII

The clip shows a few details of how many Mexicans collaborated with the Nazis and had sympathy for Nazi Germany during the first part of WWII. Mexican audiences used to applaud the Nazis in newsreels shown in the cinemas. To Mexicans, the USA was the evil empire and not the Nazi Reich. Mexico did eventually declare war on Nazi Germany, because the Americans pressured the Mexican Government, but they did not contribute much to the war effort directly.

Widespread Nazi sympathy and collaboration did not stop at the US/Mexico border and this sympathy helps explain some similarities of the La Raza / Chicano nationalist movements with the symbols and concepts of Nazism. Hispanic ethnic nationalists aligned with Marxists in the United States after the war, however, and that explains why La Raza / Chicano-ism have features of a hybrid of both Nazi-like, ultra nationalism and neo-Marxism.

Jose Vasconcelos, who appears in this clip, developed the mestizo racialist concept of “La Raza” and documented it in his book “La Raza Cosmica” (The Cosmic Race), published in 1925. Vasconcelos is featured in this clip and was the most important pro-Nazi propagandist in Mexico during WWII. His concept of “La Raza” is a Nazi-like, social-darwinist, racial theory for the Hispanic, mestizo (mixed) race.

The image below shows the Nazi Battle flag and the original United Farm Workers flag. The UFW is a part of the Chicano political movement and a part of the greater “La Raza” movement. It’s just one example of the similar symbolism and concepts that La Raza shares with Nazi ultra nationalism.

Nazi Battle Flag vs. Chicano United Farm Workers Flag

Both flags are red with a white circle that contains a national symbol. The Nazi flag has a swastika and the UFW flag a Mexican eagle. The eagle in the UFW flag, however, still looks more like a Nazi reichsadler than a Mexican eagle.

Nazi Reichsadler (Reich Eagle)

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Patriots Tour of Chicano Park

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The Chicano Bomb Plot in San Diego (1970)

Read here some of the secret history of San Diego and Chicano Park. The local Chicanos, media and politicians hope that it will be forgotten. In 1970, three members of the militant Chicano group, Brown Berets de Aztlan were, arrested and ultimately convicted of crimes associated with a plot to firebomb City College in San Diego, David Rico, Carlos Rede Calderon and Richard Gonzalves. All there were convicted of distributing bombs and criminal syndicalism. In addition, Calderon was convicted of soliciting murder.

This article outlines how it happened and also discusses how the goals, tactics and behavior of prominent Chicano activists in Barrio Logan and the local area have not changed very much. They still promote their revolutionary ideology at public expense. The City of San Diego is expected to give them a building for a new museum to make it easier to indoctrinate children and young people. They still often rely on threats and intimidation to obtain what they want. They still run people out of the neighborhood, who do not conform to their militant brown supremacist ideology. The City of San Diego and other government entities provide a huge subsidy to enable them to teach their anti-American ideology.

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