Immigration Shelter Photos: Feds Treat Illegal Aliens Better Than Veterans by KIT DANIELS | INFOWARS.COM | JUNE 12, 2014
While homeless vets wander the streets, Obama administration uses Lackland Air Force Base to shelter illegal aliens Exclusive photos of an illegal immigrant shelter on a military base in Texas emphasize how the Obama administration is quick to aid illegal aliens but not veterans, especially not the vets being horribly mistreated at VA hospitals or even the homeless veterans struggling on the streets across America. The Department of Health and Human Services is using the Hackney Training Complex on Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas to house nearly 2,000 minors who entered the country illegally, costing American taxpayers over $250 per child daily. When we asked for an in-person interview, the base’s public information office stated that Lackland is not “directly involved” in the management of the immigration shelter and referred us to HHS representatives in Washington, D.C. who did not return our phone calls. The PIO also said that press access to the facility was not allowed because it wasn’t a designated “media day” in which reporters can listen to – but not film – a statement made to the press. Regardless, in the interest of the public we did our own investigation into the temporary housing of illegal aliens at Lackland, taking photos of the facility through various holes in the fences erected to keep the media out. The minors at the shelter range in age from teenagers to as young as five and spend time in the shelter playing basketball and singing songs, according to Infowars reporter SSG Joe Biggs, who was on the scene at the shelter. “But one of the more interesting things is that we have illegal immigrants who are staying here on a military facility while homeless veterans are outside the gate with no shelter and no food,” he said. “These kids [on the other hand] are being flown in and brought in by the busload to be taken care of.”
The children inside the shelter spent their time playing basketball, soccer and singing in groups. The Lackland shelter is just one of many recently established by the feds in response to the thousands of Central American children who have made the dangerous – and sometimes deadly – journey to enter the U.S. illegally in the past few weeks alone. The kids were encouraged by the de facto amnesty enacted by the Obama administration through selective enforcement of immigration laws and executive actions, which is a large enough incentive for them to endanger their lives to the ultimate benefit of the White House which stands to gain politically from the resulting pressure on Congress to enact amnesty in law. “This is not a humanitarian crisis. It is a predictable, orchestrated and contrived assault on the compassionate side of Americans by her political leaders that knowingly puts minor illegal alien children at risk for purely political purposes,” said a statement released by the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers.
DREAMers lounge around while immigration officials decide where to send them. And the Obama administration has went even further in its abuse of veterans.
The children are standing in unison to sing a song. Last month, a Veterans Affairs whistleblower exclusively revealed to Infowars that not only did his coworkers engage in a cover-up in response to the VA hospital scandal, but one of his supervisors also expressed a desire to see older veterans â€œtaken outside and shot in the head.â€? Several D.C. riot cops actually did get violent against elderly vets last October during a peaceful protest outside the White House.
A homeless Air Force veteran who is on the streets fending for himself. Thousands of vets are struggling to survive while the Obama administration uses military bases to feed and shelter illegal immigrants. Credit: yummy-porky / Flickr
The veterans were protesting the Obama administrationâ€™s decision to erect barricades around war memorials during last yearâ€™s government shutdown. Considering that the memorials are outdoor architectural structures in a park with no official entrance, it was simply a political ploy to block access to these memorials.
Health Department subcontractors take loads of trash out to the garbage dumpsters behind the shelter. In striking contrast, however, the illegal aliens staying at the temporary shelters on U.S. military bases are receiving much better treatment from the feds. The shelters opened up about a month ago after Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declared a government-wide emergency to find space at federal facilities to shelter the surge of immigrant youth which has increased from 6,500 in 2011 to 90,000 this year, an increase of over 1300%.
Three food trailers from a local grocery store are parked right outside the shelter.
Yet when it comes to aiding Americaâ€™s veterans, particularly homeless vets, the Obama administration has shown no such urgency. In 2009, for example, former Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki and President Obama announced a goal to end Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015, giving the administration a little over six years to shelter the nearly 75,000 vets who were homeless in 2009.
Taxpayer-funded ICE officials guard temporary illegal immigrant holding facility. But it only took the White House a month to shelter thousands of illegal immigrant youth, showing what the administration can do when itâ€™s politically motivated. Infowars cameraman and reporter Josh Owens also contributed to this report.
A port-o-potty designated for the immigrant youth at the facility.
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The Obama Administration Is Trying To Cover Up The Va Scandal By Issuing Subpoenas To Whistle-Blower Sites by MICHAEL KRIEGER | LIBERTY BLITZKRIEG | JUNE 12, 2014
One of the most significant realizations to emerge since the Edward Snowden revelations, is the understanding that we need more secure tools for would be whistle-blowers to more easily provide sensitive information in a secure and anonymous manner. As such, we have seen the deployment of encrypted drop boxes by several media outlets. I highlighted one of these a little over a year ago called Strongbox, which was a project announced by the New Yorker and was what Aaron Swartz was working on just before his death. Recently, the Washington Post and the Guardian have released something similar called SecureDrop. The Washington Post described it as such: Users may have noticed a button on The Washington Post homepage called “SecureDrop.” The new feature enables confidential sources to contact The Post and share documents in an encrypted fashion. The Post launched this feature to offer even more security and anonymity to sources. Naturally, this sort of potential transparency and ease of exposing corruption and criminality is not welcome within the halls of government. As such, the reaction from Obama Administration lawyers is to issue subpoenas for information so that they can avoid cracking the encryption and the U.S. legal system altogether. ArsTechnica reports that: It’s not shadowy spies or engineers from the National Security Agency secretly reading the hundreds of tips about government fraud that the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) has received in less than a month.
Instead, it’s lawyers from the President Barack Obama administration employing the power of the administrative subpoena in a bid to siphon data from POGO’s encrypted submission portal. POGO’s site encourages whistleblowers to use Tor as the gateway and has garnered more than 700 tips about abuse and mismanagement at the US Veterans Administration after less than a month of operation. “If they are successful, that defeats the purpose of trying to improve our online security with encryption,” Joe Newman, the project’s communications director, said in a telephone interview. The administrative subpoena, which does not require the Fourth Amendment standard of probable cause, comes as the number of so-called drop boxes from media organizations and other whistleblower groups is on the rise in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations. The Washington Post and the Guardian were among the latest to deploy drop boxes on June 5. But no matter how securely encrypted the boxes might be, the subpoena is an old-school cracking tool that doesn’t require any electronic decryption methods. Typical response from a “constitutional lawyer” President. POGO launched its submission tool in the immediate aftermath of the disclosure of the Veterans
Administration scandal, which on Monday blossomed to revelations that as many as 57,000 vets have been awaiting treatment for as long as three months each because of 1990s-era scheduling technology. The agency is also accused of trying to cover that up. The subpoena from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Inspector General demands from POGO records related to “wait times, access to care, and/or patient scheduling issues at the Phoenix, Arizona VA Healthcare System and any other VA medical facility.” On Monday, POGO told the Obama administration that it would not comply with the subpoena. Most government agencies have such subpoena powers, and they have been doled out hundreds of thousands of times, all with the signature of federal officials as no judge is required. The subpoenas demand that utilities, ISPs, telecommunication companies, banks, hospitals, and bookstores cough up information if the authorities deem it relevant to an investigation. If the VA doesn’t drop its subpoena, POGO said it would never turn the data over, even if ordered to by a judge. “We are certainly prepared to go to court,” Newman said. “We are certainly prepared to go to jail to prevent any of that information from being released.” Counterintuitively, this is really good news. It exposes the complete and total fear of those in power of any sort of transparency. Moreover, the fact that people are willing to go to jail to defend the Constitution is a sign that true dissent is rising and fear of repercussions becoming less important. A fearless and committed population cannot lose. In a related story, Microsoft, of all companies, is pushing back against federal prosecutors’ request for data stored in an overseas data center. What is so incredible about this is that Microsoft has been seen as one of the biggest government lapdogs of all the large U.S. technology companies. Let’s not forget that the company was the first participant in the NSA’s prism program. They joined on 9/11/07.
From the New York Times: Microsoft is challenging the authority of federal prosecutors to force the giant technology company to hand over a customer’s email stored in a data center in Ireland. The objection is believed to be the first time a corporation has challenged a domestic search warrant seeking digital information overseas. The case has attracted the concern of privacy groups and major United States technology companies, which are already under pressure from foreign governments worried that the personal data of their citizens is not adequately protected in the data centers of American companies. Verizon filed a brief on Tuesday, echoing Microsoft’s objections, and more corporations are expected to join. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is working on a brief supporting Microsoft. European officials have expressed alarm. In a court filing made public on Monday, Microsoft said that if the judicial order to surrender the email stored abroad is upheld, it “would violate international law and treaties, and reduce the privacy protection of everyone on the planet.” Microsoft contends that the rules that apply to a search warrant in the physical world should apply online. The standard of proof for a search warrant is “probable cause” and “particularity” — that is, a person’s name and where the person, evidence or information reside. Judge Francis, in his order, wrote that the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, passed in 1986, created an in-between category intended at the time to protect people from indiscriminate data gathering that subpoenas might allow of online communications. The result, he wrote, is “a hybrid: part search warrant and part subpoena,” and applied to information held in Microsoft’s data center overseas. There’s that word subpoena again, as discussed earlier. Privacy experts are concerned that the judge’s order, if it stands, will open the gate to unchecked investigations in the digital world, of anyone, anywhere.“United States search warrants do not have extraterritorial reach,” said Lee Tien, a lawyer for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. “The government is trying to do an end run.” The Snowden leaks and the view that American tech companies were too cooperative with the United States government have hurt the prospects for American tech companies abroad. Earlier estimates of potential lost sales over the next few years have ranged as high as $180 billion, or 25 percent of industry revenue, according to Forrester Research. To address those concerns, the companies are building more data centers abroad. But that strategy looks less appealing if companies can be ordered to hand over data regardless of where it is stored, as Microsoft is being ordered to do. In its filing, Microsoft emphasized that point. The government’s position, it warned, will “ultimately erode the leadership of U.S. technology companies in the global market.” When Microsoft pushes back you have to wonder if things really are starting to change. Keep pushing everyone, we are having a major impact.
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