White House Raises Terror Threat, Warns Illegals Could Flood Borders After Sequester Cuts

Stephen Dinan and Dave Boyer, Washington Times, February 25, 2013

The Obama administration on Monday warned the nation to expect an increase in illegal immigration if the automatic budget cuts go into effect Friday—the latest caution from a White House determined to raise the heat on congressional Republicans.

President Obama has framed the choice as one between higher taxes or lower security, bolstered by Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano’s warning Monday that the U.S. Border Patrol will be forced to furlough agents, costing nearly a quarter of the workforce.

“I don’t think we can maintain the same level of security,” Ms. Napolitano said. “If you have 5,000 fewer Border Patrol agents, you have 5,000 fewer Border Patrol agents.”

But Republicans said the White House is setting up “a false choice” between tax increases and security. They said the other alternative is to make $85 billion in spending cuts in other parts of the budget, rather than the across-the-board cuts that make up the sequester.


Ms. Napolitano said the cuts to her department will endanger the country by hurting border security and cybersecurity efforts.

“There’s always a threat,” she told reporters. “We’re going to do everything we can to minimize that risk. But the sequester makes it awfully, awfully tough.”

In addition to fewer agents on the border, she said she likely would have to cut the number of detention beds to hold illegal immigrants.

But Mr. Coburn, in a letter to Ms. Napolitano sent Monday, argued that she has flexibility to decide which cuts go into effect and said her department is poised to carry over $9 billion in unspent money at the end of this year—“raising the question of why we would not start by reclaiming these funds.”

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  • sbuffalonative

    Now our government is concerned about illegals? They don’t think they’ll have the levels of security?

    They’re using illegals as a scare technique. Can we now assume our government does see illegals as a real threat?

    • The__Bobster

      Obongo’s gubmint doesn’t care about invaders. He uses ICE to catch sex offenders instead.


      Alien Accidentally Arrested By ICE SVU
      By Federale on February 26, 2013 at 3:38am

      A possible alien has been accidentally arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Victims Unit. Sex crimes take up much of once was ICE Homeland Security Investigations, a government agency assigned to investigate customs and
      immigration law breaking. But in the last two years, ICE HSI has transitioned
      to a national sex crimes agency, ICE SVU.

      • sbuffalonative

        A couple weeks ago, c-span had a program on ICE.

        The lecture was give by the head of the department John Morton:


        The lecture consisted of him telling the audience about sex trafficking. He stressed that ICE was far more concerned about the women who were victims of trafficking than they were about other illegal immigrants.

        He also stressed that ICE would do everything they could to protect these victims and ensure that got help staying in the US. He made it very clear what his priorities are for ICE.
        ICE has no interest in combating illegal immigration under Mr. Morton, only human trafficking and transitioning victims to life in America.
        Here’s a blurb about the lecture:


  • “Illegals could flood borders”

    1. Gee, I wonder what that would be like?

    2. Isn’t this a feature not a bug to this White House?

    • JackKrak

      Exactly. Isn’t it cute when Democrats pretend to be concerned about “border security”?

  • The__Bobster

    The Obama administration on Monday warned the nation to expect an increase in illegal immigration if the automatic budget cuts go into effect Friday—the latest caution
    from a White House determined to raise the heat on congressional Republicans.

    How could the number of invaders rise? Obongo has already told the border patrol to stand down.

    • Hernando Cortez

      They’ve been on vacation at least since Clinton took office. There is no political solution to our problem.

    • Tom_in_Miami

      I couldn’t agree more. How much difference will 5,000 agents make when they are not allowed to arrest or deport already?

  • pcmustgo

    More Threats…. Oh yeah, if you don’t do what we say, we’re gonna’ flood the country with more illegals….!

  • Puggg

    I read somewhere that this same $85 billion is the same amount we’re quantitatively easing the currency every month.

  • Ilovemyrace

    Lying, scummy traitor! We just spent 2.5 Trillion on 20 yrs of needless Middle East wars, yet we cannot afford 10% of that to protect our own border. Balony! I could build the fence and protect it myself with 5 Billion Dollars (and employ 10,000 Americans to boot). Do they think we are complete itiots?

    • ilovemyrace

      Actually, I could secure America’s southern border in 1 hr using our existing Seals and Rangers — and because their salaries are already being paid, there would be no additional costs to the taxpayers.
      Isn’t that what our army is for? — To protect the USA from invasion?

      • NYB

        The southern border should be militarized, but not with elite soldiers whose skills are better applied elsewhere.

        With a strong physical barrier and dedicated para-military border police, you can do the job effectively.

        • White Boy

          So, secure the southern border where the non whites are, its ok for all the Canadian illegal alien overstays we have, just because theyre White…

          • Now you’re getting somewhere. As long as the Canadians are real (white) Canadians, not non-whites carrying Canadian passports. Unfortunately, in its own “our diversity is our strength eh?” mania, Canada will give either real or effective citizenship to any non-white with a pulse, and that includes Arab/South Asian Muslim terrorist types who want to head south of the 49th and cause trouble:


      • Cherry Bomb

        In theory yes. In reality, no. American military is being used aggressively to protect Israel in the Middle East against 3rd peoples that are zero threat to the US. This should be the job of the Israelis, not Americans.

        There should be NO American involvement or meddling in the affairs of the Middle East. Period. America warring in the ME creates a billion enemies that HATE the US and it is also further bankrupting an already bankrupt country. I fully expect to see a retracting of military involvement everywhere as the US Empire contracts due to lack of funds, IOW, the US is going out of business and is being conquered by enemies from within. Same as happened to the old Roman Empire. Fiat money cannot be printed up forever.

        • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

          But the Israelis might make great advisers where border protection is concerned!

          Things are rarely as black and white (forgive the pun) as you and many posters portray things.

          Have you heard about the “Iron Shield?” It is currently shooting down hundreds of missiles a day being fired from Gaza and Lebanon by Hezbollah. The U.S. did help pay and develop it, but it allowed the U.S. to use Israel to develop a system that we are likely to be needing in the near future ourselves.

          The “Iron Shield” has been able to save Israeli forces a huge amount of money and lives on both sides since it has prevented the need to enter Gaza or invade Lebanon.

    • purestocles

      No, they don’t think we’re complete idiots, they just know we’re powerless.

      • ms_anthro

        We aren’t powerless. That is as much an illusion as Dumbo thinking he needed the “magic” feather to fly. The question isn’t: “Can we?” We can.

        The real question is: “Will we?” We will. It’s just a matter of time.

    • ImTellinYa

      Yes, the do think we are complete idiots. But perhaps what’s worse is they don’t really care if we are or not. They see us White people as a host for them to feed off of, and they really don’t believe that we can do anything about that. They have about half of the Whites supporting them, which is out of cowardice, ignorance or simple treason (but in any event that support is self-destructive and therefore mentally-ill). And they are importing a new nonWhite, third-world, low-IQ people to be their dependent wards and foot soldiers.

      The half of Whites that rightly despise the lively, vibrant diverse tyranny that has been imposed by the likes of that affirmative-action parasite Obama have no one in government to champion their interests at all. The Republicans are the de facto White Party, but they are too cowardly and unprincipled to lead. The GOP has simply become the offcial government-approved whipping boy for the Democrats.

      So they don’t care whether or not we believe what they say. But just as with the Soviet Union, Communist China, Nazi Germany, etc. the tyrants must have all the trappings of legitimacy. So they put out press releases and make speeches and have television interviews. Inevitably if their lies are not taken at face value and there is real opposition, then the tyrants resort to force. That’s what all the gun-grabbing is about. Obama could care less about the dead kids. To him it’s just an opportunity to shed crocodile tears and disarm Whites.

      The Left is only now sensing complete victory. To us it seems intolerably evil what they have done to us so far. To them it is only the beginning.

      • ms_anthro

        They have sown the wind. Don’t let their propaganda get to you, my brother. We have prevailed against much worse odds than this.

        • ImTellinYa

          Well it is a pretty grim outlook. The problem that I, and many millions of other White people have, is that the solution to our current national problem is going to be extremely unpleasant. And for most of us we’ve lived fairly pleasant, middle-class or better lives. That’s all ending no matter what we do, but many people are still clinging to the facade of the U.S. as it looked about 1960; which was extremely attractive. But it’s going fast. Where I live there is a vast and beautiful suburb south of downtown that was built in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Since the 80s that area has become almost entirely Hispanic. So of course it is becoming extremely shabby and dangerous. And it’s not just the huge amount of major crime that’s so astounding. In those neighborhoods the daily behavior is pretty horrendous. And these are the people we’re supposed to embrace and celebrate. It’s damn near illegal not to.

          • ms_anthro

            I understand your despair. We are past the point where real change can occur without tremendous upheaval, hardship, violence. But we are many and our enemies, the real enemies who are using the brown and black hordes against us, are few. And they are cowards.

            Be brave. We will all know what to do and where we stand when the time comes.

  • libertarian 1234

    “Napolitano warns the border patrol may cut 5,000 agents.”

    Good lord the lying has reached hysterical proportions. From all the frantic hand wringing and blatant scare tactics and outright lies and exaggerations a person would think that the IRS was in danger of being eliminated.

    If the GOP would respond in an effective manner, showing they had a bit of guts anyway, they would loudly proclaim that the borders are unprotected right now and have been for so many years sleeper cells are rife in every state of the union, so a few less agents wouldn’t matter.

  • T Wise

    Mz Napolitano, aka the lesbionic woman, and former Arizona Governor, knows perfectly well the kind of problems Arizonans are facing yet she continues to pitch her considerable weight behind action tha lead to ever increasing levels of alien enrichment. Don’t bother comin home Janet when you’re finished there in Washington. Traitor.

    T. Wise, Phd Candidate, Diversity Studies

  • So CAL Snowman

    I am willing to call their bluff. It’s not like we would notice a difference anyway.

  • 48224

    Same old crap. NO talk of cutting foodstamps, welfare check, home purchase programs for “low income” people……only talk of cutting police, fire, and boarder patrol so that whitey will cough up some more money for the party in DC.

    We all know that if the government asked for volunteers to put on the boarders they’d be swamped with white men with hunting rifles.

    Also, why not put the regular Army on the boarder???? Our regular Army guard boarders all over the world…..EXCEPT FOR HERE.

    • NYB

      It should have military oversight on the ground, just as it does in the air with NORAD.
      The border police should be backed up by the army, who could bring the lessons learned on the borders of Iraq and Afghanistan.

    • Cherry Bomb

      If our job is to protect the Europeans in Europe, what is the European’s job? We provided security so they could expand their massive welfare states.
      What is the job of the military in Japan? Let South Korea, one of the most prosperous nations in the world, protect their own northern border, it is not the job of the American military to do this.

      We want the same armed military border protection as in Mexico or in Israel with their draconian deportation policies and “walls that work.”

      But the first order of business msut be to put an end to the anti-White genocidal terrorists in the White House.

      • Tom_in_Miami

        We all seem to be singing the same song. I can’t help but wonder how many non-AmRen folks feel the same way. The number must be in the millions. How can we get them to this site which I truly didn’t know existed until a few months ago?

    • Felix_M

      If we’d just start cutting the taxpayer dollars that we give to the illegals as benefits, our budgets would improve.

    • ImTellinYa

      Our “leaders” are too afraid to fight here. They are cowards. There is no other way to explain the self-destructive behavior of White people in government. Some are actual traitors like Bill and Hillary, but the mass of government Whites are just petty little men who are scared to death. God I hate their guts.

  • Luca

    How nice that our elected Liberals in Washington come out with a broadcast statement to the world inferring that our borders will now be less secure. Thank God the Iranians, North Koreans, and Mexican Drug cartels are honorable people and will not take advantage of this situation. Thank God the elected Liberals are looking out for We The People. It’s really a shame that we couldn’t cut a few F-16’s to Egypt, or foreign aid to Brazil, or shave a few bucks off those Green energy boondoggles, but those Liberalss have their priorities straight now don’t they?

    • NM156

      How long until the next big terrorist attack? Al Qaida affiliates and other Islamicists must have thousands of operatives here, illegal and legal, all with access to weapons required to inflict mass casualties. These NSA clowns and other govt. agencies actually think they’ll be talking on the phone, texting, and discussing on Facebook about their plans.

      • Cherry Bomb

        The most dangerous terrorists we need to worry about are in the White House.

    • Xerxes22

      We could reduce some of the billions in military and economic aid that we give to Israel, our biggest foreign welfare recipient.

      • Cherry Bomb

        Agree. Also support our troops == bring ’em all home.

      • Luca

        The list is long.

  • NM156

    Border Patrol is idle anyway because of Obama’s policies, which basically allow all illegal non-felons to stay in the US. If you can get across the border, you can stay with the right narrative. By the way, who’s more of a menace to border security than open-borders Napolitano? Pot, meet kettle.

  • bigone4u

    It’s called the Washington Momument strategy in economics textbooks. The feds cut something essential to blackmail the taxpayers into going along with tax increases. Screw them. We’re on to them and their tricks. A little border vigilantism is in order here, along with some Tea Party type activism.

  • Afro Logician not no Magician

    They’re cutting border patrol because of money, soooo, we’ll have a flood of illegals who will cost us many times more than the border patrol agents do. I think this is that black logic some of you talk about.

  • No no no, these layoffs are what you do when you want to achieve diversity. Lay off the white people, hire the minorities. The Republican Party is not going to do anything about it, and the white guys who are most likely to apply for those jobs are typically under 30. Most of those white guys under 30 are Obama supporters anyway, so it couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch of white guys.

    • joesolargenius

      Pro American Ice agents are suing DHS because they are prohibited from doing their job and there are lots of conservatives under thirty years of age whom do not support socialism . The sequester is however an excellent excuse to cull all the pro American government employees and then later replace them with anti American personnel .

  • bluffcreek1967

    This is not only a scare tactic from our ‘Dear Leader,’ but it gives the current administration a major opportunity to increase Democrat numbers by allowing even more Mexicans and Salvadorians to enter our country. The level of betrayal by Obama and his cohorts is absolutely staggering. Years down the road, Americans will look back and stand amazed at how disingenuous and dangerous this man was, but by then it will be too late (as it is now).

  • Exoplanet Finder

    Bring the medium sized American military city of 50,000 on Okinawa that defends Japan from no one in particular, stretch that city the length of the Mexican border, and fortify it. Japan will be happy, Americans will be happy, the world will gain a much needed foothold of sanity.

  • Jefferson

    Illegals could flood our borders ? Like they were not already flooding our borders before the sequester cuts.

    Traditional pre-1965 Americans are no longer the majority in the Southwest. The Southwest has almost as many Mexicans as Mexico itself.

  • odious liberal

    Last week she said illegal immigration trickled down to nothing and the border was safe. In reality, with no handouts Jose will head home.

  • blackmail

    What a blackmail crock. These liberal bastards are evil to and rotten to the core obviously willing to do anything to get their way with the gumint bank account and refuse to cut nothing even after this criminal in the WH ran up a 17 trillion debt in 4 years.
    The keys to the bank were given to the bank robber and this extortionist liar will go to any length to get every penny of his reparations paid without exception turning Amerika into a 3rd world cesspool no different than Haiti or Africa or Detroit or Mexico City aka Los Angeles.

  • gimme a break

    Obama is as worried about the borders being flooded with illegal aliens as George Bush was worried when he opened the flood gates in 2001 and for the next 8 years filled each of the lower 48 wiith millions to do jobs nobody else would do as the neocons lost trillions in the convoluted derivatives for the American Dream that was the American Nightmare allowing the half breed radical socialist marxist kardashian media whores to be smuggled into the WH to finish off Amerika with a final nail in the coffin.

  • rebelcelt

    Fine the employers a thousand dollars a day per illegal worker.. They will go home if there are no jobs, well a whole lot of them would.

  • cecilhenry

    Such behavior is treason. She should hang for it.

  • Felix_M

    Bring the troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan and put them on our southern border. Problem solved.

  • Absolutely American.

    put a bounty on illegal immigrant’s heads and see how quickly they leave this country.

  • Greg Thomas

    I see, so now the increase in illegal invading mestizos is the result of “budget cuts,” and not his tireless efforts to pass amnesty for some 30 million illegal invading mestizos. These people
    really are mendacious criminals

  • The she-male would like that to be cut, but not welfare.

  • Dea Whyte-Mansburton

    Personally, I will be DELIGHTED when all of B’lack Osama’s (muslim & communist) spendthrift programs get thrown in the crapper…midnight bakaball & negro daycare (aka Headstart)…And Janet? CRY ME A RIVER!!! It’s about time you federal FATCATS learn what it’s like to have your tax & spend budgets slashed! Maybe you’d like to quit your cushy, do-nothing gubment career try for low hanging fruit and find an honest job in this destroyed economy!? Then perhaps Congress can get on with impeaching Osama, Biden & the mules they rode in on.

    If I were President I would start by laying off HALF of the federal workforce…starting with the retards that “work” for the Post Office!

  • DudeWheresMyCountry?

    Wait, I thought illegal immigrants were productive, enriching and necessary? ? The Left is constantly stumbling over it’s own lies.

  • Fr. John+

    Hey- let the citizen Militias be stationed on the border, with rotations? All they are wanting is a little target practice. You’d solve both problems with a single action….rifle.

  • Paleoconn

    Across the board cuts is a joke. Cut Education, cut EPA, cut DHS, cut Defense, cut all the waste, but for God’s sake, hire more border patrols. But then, if the immigration laws are not enforced, it’s still a joke.

  • Dave4088

    Has there ever been a greasier, more criminal president than Barack Hussein Obama? If the dithering, feckless Republicans had any courage they would move to impeach the mulatto monstrosity without delay.