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Trump’s Right – Violent Criminals Have Been Sneaking Across the Border

The Left has been all over President Donald J. Trump, ever since he rode down that escalator and made those comments about “Mexico sending rapists and murderers.” Guess what? Turns out, like he has been about many things that make liberals heads spin – he was right. Some “very bad people” are getting into the country, because for years prior to the Trump presidency, the border patrol has not been following the law in obtaining DNA samples.

In a troubling report from a top government watchdog group, the White House was alerted this week that Customs and Border Protection (CBP), through a “disturbing” pattern of misconduct, has endangered the public for nearly a decade by failing to comply with a federal law requiring that the agency collect DNA samples from detained migrants.

In a scathing letter to President Trump, exclusively obtained by Fox News, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) said CBP’s “noncompliance with the law has allowed subjects subsequently accused of violent crimes, including homicide and sexual assault, to elude detection even when detained multiple times by CBP or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).”

The OSC told the White House that it was taking the “strongest possible step” to “rebuke the agency’s failure to comply with the law,” as well as its “unreasonable” attempts to defend its own conduct.

Under the law, CBP was required to collect DNA from individuals in its custody, to be run against FBI violent-crimes databases. The procedure is separate from DNA collection designed to establish familial relationships among migrants at the border.

One case noted in the letter described by the OSC as “troubling,” involved a suspect in a 2009 Denver homicide who had “several interactions” with law enforcement, including two arrests, but was allowed to go free until investigators finally collected a DNA sample in 2017.

Many Similar Unnerving Cases Listed

The Denver case was only one of many such cases that should leave Americans with cause for concern.  In another instance, a suspect in “two particularly brutal” sexual assaults that occurred in 1997 eluded detection despite being in federal custody on nine separate occasions — before finally being connected to the crime in March 2019, after a DNA sample was collected.

CBP’s behavior constituted an “unacceptable dereliction of the agency’s law enforcement mandate,” Special Counsel Henry J. Kerner wrote. Additionally, Kerner said that CBP’s internal review of its own conduct, which cleared the agency of any unlawful activity, was “disingenuous.”

“It is disturbing that this would occur even once, let alone routinely, for approximately a decade,” he added. “Many cold cases might have been solved — and victims of violent crimes granted closure — by now if CBP had complied with its obligations under the law.”

Beyond the letter to the White House, Special Counsel Kerner also urged Congress to engage in “robust” oversight, and for authorities to follow the law and collect the DNA samples.

“CBP’s noncompliance with the law has allowed criminal detainees to walk free. Given the significant public safety and law enforcement implications at issue, I urge CBP to immediately reconsider its position and initiate DNA collection from criminal detainees,” Kerner said in a statement.

Kerner also praised the CBP whistleblowers who had the courage to bring the matter to the OSC’s attention by filing a complaint in May 2018.

The whistleblowers specifically had alleged that the DNA pilot program was put on hold during the Obama administration, and efforts to implement it under the Trump administration were derailed.

“There is no current pilot program. It’s basically dead in the water,” whistleblower Fred Wynn said.

Speaking only to Fox News, another whistleblower, Mark Jones, suggested federal authorities were concerned about facing legal liability from “angel families,” or those who have lost loved ones at the hands of illegal immigrants — and that, by admitting fault, CBP potentially would expose the agency to lawsuits.

“We have a great tool that was mandated by and approved by Congress as a law and we’re not using it,” Jones added. “We are allowing ourselves to apprehend individuals and process them and by not taking the DNA sample, we’re not giving our law enforcement — both state and federal — the additional tool to solve these outstanding crimes.”

CBP Responds to Whistleblowers Allegations

In December 2018, CBP responded to the whistleblowers’ complaints in a letter to the OSC, saying that an internal review by CBP’s Office of Professional Responsibility found that “there has been no violation of law, rule, or regulation, and no substantial and specific danger to public safety.”

CBP offered two primary defenses for its conduct. First, in 2010, Barak Obama’s Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano got a waiver for the DNA requirements from then-Attorney General Eric Holder, citing “severe organizational, resource and financial challenges.” CBP said that waiver was still in effect, citing operational challenges.

Secondly, CBP asserted that other law enforcement agencies had picked up the slack and collected the DNA samples.

“CBP policy requires that detainees be promptly processed and turned over to appropriate law enforcement agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Marshals Service (USMS). Both ICE and USMS have policies requiring DNA collection of detainees and arrestees,” Robert Perez, the deputy CBP commissioner, wrote to the OSC.

But, writing to Trump, Special Counsel Kerner said CBP’s arguments were legally and factually “unreasonable.”

Kerner told Trump that CBP’s claims that it lacked necessary resources were “disingenuous,” given increases in its budget over the years and the FBI’s state-of-the-art DNA matching technology.

14 thoughts on “Trump’s Right – Violent Criminals Have Been Sneaking Across the Border

  1. President Trump has been declaring this from the beginning. The blind, deaf, and dumb Democrats who love invading rapists and murderers, drug lords and gang members more than American citizens. Build the WALL, deport illegals once they have served their time in prisons and keep working with Guatemala and Mexico to lessen the invasions.

  2. ICE has had a daunting task trying to keeps the 10’s of thousands of Illegals aliens, drugs, weapons & violent criminals out of our country and the DEMS have single handedly not only encouraged this onslaught, but enabled the process for them against ALL law abiding, tax paying American citizens. It is treasonous!

  3. Amazing the Liberal Dems. want open borders, but only criticize President Trump. Instead of opening their mouths they should open their wallets and help. Obama didn’t make thee agencies follow the laws, that’s why there are so many illegals with criminal backgrounds here. Liberals will never be happy, unless they get total control of our great country. They are all only on a major power trip, making big money to nothing. The President is working on cleaning up a really big mess the Democrats created. He can’t fix it over night, but he’s no giving up either!

  4. Dear TRUPM,
    You have mental problems. You should be admitted in the mental hospital.
    ANYBODY who is supporting you also are MENTAL & STUPID!

    You tell lies which are NOT GOOD for our kids, country & the world.

    YOU ARE MAKING AMERICA to DEPRESSION not Great!

    I am running a small business & doing VERY BAD!

    PEOPLE ARE STRUGGLING BUT YOU do NOTHING!

    ** Find a solution for the IMMIGRATION if you are man enough!

    YOU ARE NOT man enough to stop the violence through GUN
    * Have law for the GUN License, just like the way vehicle license.
    * VERY STRICT BACKGROUND CHECK for BUYING GUN!
    **Find a solution for GUN CONTROL.

    **If you can not do these 2 things(Immigration & Gun Control), you are NOT INEFFICIENT NOR you are a man!

    1. hey, if u don’t like the President , LEAVE THE COUNTRY!!The President is right! So many people come here and screw the system, commit crimes, etc. It’s about time ICE cracks down on criminals. the DEMS suck and just want votes and don’t give a shit about Americans being protected from people coming here committing crime. Soooo proud of President Trump for standing up for the US and doing what’s RIGHT!! Trump 2020

  5. it is a shame that the people don’t have a enough since to stop the people from coming across the border then when something happens they cry we need to stop people from coming to the US illegal we don’t need them I no that this is a free countery and an opportunity but what do you thank that we wont get the bad ones yes we will and you will be to blame for not stopping them when you had the chance if you don’t back TRUMP then blame your self

  6. What the Left, criminals & Islam all have in common, & makes them such allies:

    Narcissism has been an epidemic on the Left from the start. If you are involved with a narcissist it will destroy you (PTSD) unless you know all the sneaky tricks & lies & how to deal wIth them, if you are forced to, as in politics.
    YouTube has –
    Narc ology unscripted,
    Michele Lee Nieves, (esp. Leaving A Narcissist: Biggest & Most Common Mistake),
    Surviving Narcissism,
    Why You Are Lonely. Stefan Molyneux,
    Alice in Wonderland & Thru The Looking Glass, Lewis Carol.
    JIHADIST PSYCHOPATH: How He Is Charming, Seducing & Devouring Us. JAMIE GLAZOV.
    TIPPING POINTS: How to Topple the Lefts House of Cards. LIZ WHEELER (news & commentary, OAN Network.)
    MAKING LOVE GREAT AGAIN: The New Road to Reviving Romance & Winning at Relationships. DEANNA LORRAINE.
    THE HISTORY OF JIHAD from Mohammed to ISIS. ROBERT SPENCER.
    See also: Bill Warner, politicalislam.com

  7. If my 86 year old Memory serves me right, while Obama was President , DIDN’T , he or Atty. General Eric Holder, or maybe it was Janet Napolitano , tell those Border Patrol Agents not to take DNA Samples that is was Illegal or something to that Effect ? I also believe some Federal Judge came out with the same damned order telling them it ” Violated ” those Illegal Immigrants Rights , when they crossed the Border , and made their first step on American Soil. I don’t really believe it is those Border Patrol Agents fault that DNA Testing wasn’t done. I would believe it was the ” Upper Management ” that caused the Failure of ” COLLECTING ” the DNA Sampling. TSgt., USAF Vietnam Vet. * USAF Systems Analyst , Retired.

  8. The monkeys vying for the president’s job are taking the US down with their moronic and outrageous proposals! Any one of these idiots will damage the US forever!

  9. President Trump’s doing a great job!! Get out the criminals ! So many people come here and screw the system, commit crimes. etc. If you go to another country and do these things, you’re done! imprisioned, kicked out or worse!! Go Trump2020!!

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