Immigration  Issues


Although lately there is some concern about Islamic terrorists entering the U.S. just by walking across the undefended border, this country's primary immigration problem involves Spanish-speaking people immigrating — often illegally — and failing to assimilate into the American mainstream.  Of course, assimilation is much easier for those who learn to speak English.  No reasonable English-speaking person would consider visiting or living in — or sneaking into — Mexico or Central America for more than a few hours without knowing how to speak at least a little Spanish.  The same is true of any other country.  You wouldn't last long in Germany without speaking German.

In my opinion, assimilation is impeded by Spanish-language broadcasting as much as anything else.  If all US radio and TV stations broadcast in English only, immigrants from other countries would be much less comfortable — they would feel like foreigners — and they would have a powerful incentive to learn our language or go home.  That might sound heartless and mean, in the short term, but in the long run we would all be better off.

Consider the story of the Tower of Babel in the 11th chapter of Genesis.  God himself inflicted multi-lingual confusion as punishment in order to keep people from getting any work done.  And it worked.

Of course, if I were living in poverty south of the border, I'd try to move to the U.S. myself.  The United States is such an attractive place that people are abandoning their homelands to sneak into this country any way they can.  But once they do, in my opinion, they should at least learn the language, demonstrate that they will be peaceful and productive members of society, and try to blend in with everybody else.  Otherwise, the great "melting pot" doesn't melt anything.  If there are people who want to come to this country so badly that they'll accept difficult jobs that nobody else wants, that's great, but for everyone's benefit, we should all be able to communicate with one another.

The point of this page is that unrestricted immigration opens the door to terrorists, violent criminals, and people who are only coming here to absorb benefits from the American taxpayer.  Various subtopics are covered on pages of their own, listed below.

President Bush sometimes says that illegal immigrants find work because they'll do "the jobs Americans don't want."  This makes a great sound bite for the evening news, but it is not entirely true.  Hispanic immigrants from dirt-poor countries south of the border are willing to do difficult, dirty, hot, degrading, and/or dangerous work for the minimum wage, or less, and send a substantial portion of their earnings back to their home country.  But employers can't find U.S. citizens to do the work for (at least) two major reasons:  One is a minimum wage that is too high, and the other is the multi-billion dollar welfare state.


Anchor Babies and the Use of Children for Emotional Leverage to Expand Immigration
English as our official language
Lies about Illegal Immigration and Border Security
Welfare programs attract illegal aliens
The strain on America's health care system
Driver's licenses for illegal aliens?
Traffic accidents involving illegal aliens
Many illegal immigrants were already violent criminals when they arrived
Illegal immigration is a threat to national security
Many Mexicans would prefer to forcibly reclaim the southwestern U.S.

Background, overview and recap articles:

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When Wuhan Virus Departs, World Will Be Changed.  [T]he United States has been under pressure from the Democrats to render the southern border with Mexico effectively nugatory, blocking President Donald Trump's wall at every turn in the courts, ignoring federal authority regarding immigration, and doing their best to prevent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from arresting and deporting criminal illegal aliens.  Just a few days ago, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden was calling Trump's handling of the Wuhan virus crisis "xenophobic."  But now that the virus has shut down commerce and travel from New York to California, Americans are less tolerant of law-flouting than they were a month ago.  That old folks should be confined to quarters for up to four months while the homeless turn the sidewalks into open-air latrines, Hollywood, the lifeblood of Los Angeles, essentially shuts down production, and movie theaters across the nation close.  As 30,000 illegals continue to cross the southwest border per month, open borders have suddenly become a luxury even a liberal can no longer afford.

Mass Migration Is Immoral.  When countries, particularly wealthy ones, open their borders to mass migration, it inevitably creates a vacuum that draws millions, if not billions, of the rest of the world's population.  It's often a dangerous journey, and many die on the way.  Certainly, should they make it, their lives can be improved from what they were.  But, would the world truly be a better place if all who would live somewhere else got their wish?  What about those left twisting in the wind in the countries migrants are fleeing from?  Those too poor, too frail, too tied down, or even too afraid to make the move?  Assuming, as the left is prone to do, that all or even most migrants are 'good people,' does it negatively impact their countries of origin to lose so many 'good people,' people who, were they to take positive action where God placed them, could make their own country a better place?

Immigration Hurts American Workers.  Consider that more than 45 million legal immigrants currently reside in America.  On top of this there are at least another 20 million illegal migrants.  And yet, American wages are actually lower than they were in 1973.  If immigration is so good for American workers, then why did wages stagnate when the era of mass migration began?  Why do we see wages rise after crackdowns on illegal aliens and "temporary" foreign workers time and time again?  Why is California — an immigrant magnet — America's poorest state, "home" to 170,000 homeless Americans who are the victims of an income distribution more inequitable than Guatemala's?  Contrast this with Japan.  Since 1980, Japan's GDP growth per capita has actually outpaced America's — despite the fact that Japan has next to no immigration.  How is it possible that Japan has prospered without benefiting from the "economic rocket fuel" that is mass immigration?  Could it be that the libertarians are wrong?

How we became the world's suckers on immigration.  The United States is one of only two developed countries in the world (the other is Canada, and even it has some restrictions we don't have) with full "birthright citizenship," meaning that any child born when his mother was physically present within the geographical borders of the U.S. automatically gets a U.S. birth certificate and a Social Security card.  That means legal immigrants, pregnant women sneaking in on tourist visas, travelers on a three-week vacation, cheap foreign workers on "temporary" visas and, in some cases, foreign diplomats.  And that's not all.  We're the only country but two that confers automatic citizenship on children born to illegal aliens, or "anchor babies."  This is not "birthright citizenship," which refers to children born to legal immigrants.

Immigration:  The Path To Power.  MIT says our illegal immigrant population is about 22 million.  Yale says it is between 16 and 30 million.  The 11 million figure so popular in the media is ridiculous and a total lie.  The Democrat leadership desperately needs new Democrats to fill the empty space left by former middle-class Democrats they have long abandoned.  This is not about some new healthcare program or race relations or whatever.  They could not care less.  It is about power.  Every Democrat presidential candidate is united on this.

Trump is not a racist; he's pushing the Overton window to normal.  It was not so long ago that we expected people who came to America as immigrants to (a) recognize that they were invited guests, rather than entitled squatters; and (b) not to bad mouth their new country.  I know what I'm talking about, for I grew up in a world of immigrants.  Not only did my parents come from another country, so did all of their friends, as well as the parents of my own friends.  All of these immigrants, without exception, came here legally with some, such as my father, a Polish citizen, waiting years before they were allowed in thanks to national quotas.  All of these immigrants, without exception, either had to bring money with them or have someone sponsor them so that they did not become a charge on the public.  And all of these immigrants, without exception, worked hard.  Some made it financially; some, like my father, never did.  But all of them recognized that their being in America was a rare privilege.

Trump vs. the Radical Squad.  The founding fathers were not against immigration per se.  Neither is President Trump.  However, the founding fathers, like President Trump, believe that immigrants who are admitted to this country should serve the interests of American citizens, not the other way around. [...] The Democrat Party is becoming the party of open borders, led by the four radical congresswomen who do not want any enforcement of our nation's immigration laws, let alone the closing of any loopholes.

A look at all of Trump's enemies: [#1] The Democratic Party.  The sanctuary party is blocking urgent legislative immigration reform.  Democrats' top priority is to flood the U.S. with millions of illegals, and then, one day, when they control Congress and the White House, declare them all voting citizens.  Using the chain migration laws, if each immigrant sponsors ten relatives to be admitted, 30 million illegals legalized yields 300 million new American voters.  In the meantime, they intend to nibble around the fringes with assorted voting frauds like DMV and same-day voter registration, liberal mail-in voting, and ballot-harvesting.  Importing a new dependent underclass is part of the Democrats' new DNA.  Any attempt at integrity of the ballot is vilified.  Any legislative effort to reform immigration is a call to arms for the Left.  They even scoff at describing the horde of invaders as a "crisis."

The folly of free healthcare for everybody in the world.  "Mexican immigration over the border is a good thing," the late Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman said in a famous 1978 lecture, before stipulating, "but it's only good so long as it's illegal."  Friedman, a libertarian icon and champion of the economic benefits of free immigration, had very little in common with today's Trumpists on this issue.  But he explained a paradox of illegal immigration this way:  "as long as it's illegal the people who come in do not qualify for welfare, they don't qualify for Social Security, they don't qualify for all the other myriads of benefits that we pour out from our left pocket into our right pocket, and so, as long as they don't qualify, they migrate to jobs.  They take jobs that most residents of this country are unwilling to take, they provide employers with workers of a kind they cannot get — they're hard workers, they're good workers — and they are clearly better off."

To be a nation of laws, we must enforce those laws.  The Left constantly argues that illegal aliens are Americans who simply haven't received the proper paperwork.  But we expect Americans to obey the law, and particularly to conform to judicial orders.  In fact, we impose fines, sanctions, and even jail time when people fail to follow court-issued orders.  Americans even expect the president to comply with judicial orders.  After all, they are orders and not requests.  Right now, we have 1 million individuals illegally in America who have been told by a judicial officer, "you must leave our country," but they refuse to leave.  That means that, not just by virtue of legal process or by entering or remaining in the country illegally, these people do not share American values.  These illegal aliens are thumbing their nose at the underpinnings of America's unique greatness:  All of us are equal before the law.

Laura Ingraham Understands the End Goal of Mass Migration.  On a podcast episode, she claims that Democrats "value the benefits that illegal immigrants will get over the value of a sovereign and independent and free nation, that is well within its sovereign right to enforce her borders."  Ingraham also noted that Democrats would always retort that "We're for legal immigration."  But now with how entrenched mass migration has become, she understands what is truly at play.  No, you're for replacing the current American population, or swamping the current American population, with a new population of people who are perhaps more hospitable to socialist ideals.

Christians Don't Have to Support Open Borders.  There is no doubt that Christians must have a special concern for the plight of refugees — those who are forced from their homes either because of natural disasters or man-made calamities; indeed, that is a constant teaching of the Catholic Church.  Even refugees, however, do not have an unqualified right of entry; their entry claims must always be weighed against our duty to accept them.  The test is whether their entry benefits and is in the interest of American citizens.  We can think of a sliding scale that presents a different moral calculation depending on the classification of those who seek entry:  refugees, criminals, and economic migrants.  As we've seen, on one end of the spectrum are refugees.  But even they do not have a presumptive right of entry, though they certainly have a very strong claim.  The easiest case involves criminals and others who wish to strike at the heart of civil society — whether they plan to do it at the border or are likely to become involved in such destabilizing activity after they're admitted.  These persons can be excluded categorically; their interests weigh not at all on the scale, and the United States is not in any way obligated to admit them.

Why amnesty isn't the answer.  With the news full of reports about more caravans headed for the border and immigration agents overwhelmed by surging numbers of migrants seeking asylum, it may seem like an odd time for our leaders in Washington to be proposing amnesty.  Yet that's what happened recently, as speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi proudly announced a proposal that would allow more than 2 million aliens to apply for U.S. citizenship.  Contrast this overture against President Trump's immigration agenda — a robust physical barrier, asylum reform, and an end to catch-and-release, among others — and it's clear that America is at a crossroads with not only our immigration policy, but our long-range direction as a nation.  An apolitical assessment of the situation would raise a simple question:  what is truly in the best long-term interests of the country?  When viewed through that prism, it is crystal-clear that more amnesty is not the answer.

Cost to U.S. Taxpayers $5.3 Billion: 429,000 Annual Immigrant Birth Costs.  Hidden in every federal budget, and unknown to 99 percent of Americans, your two U.S. Senators and House member use your money to pay for millions of legal and illegal immigrants flooding into America annually. [...]
  •   [L]egal immigrants accounted for 12.4 percent (494,000) of all births annually and illegal immigrants accounted for 7.5 percent (297,000) annually.
  •   The 297,000 births per year to illegal immigrants are more than the total number of births to all mothers in any state except California and Texas.  They are also more than the total number of births in 16 states combined, plus the District of Columbia.
  •   The estimated 28,000 births to illegal immigrants in just the Los Angles metro area are more than the total number of births in any of 14 states or the District of Columbia.
  •   More than half (54 percent) of births to immigrants (legal and illegal) are entirely or largely paid for by taxpayers because the mother is on Medicaid or uninsured.
  •   Illegal immigrants account for 11 percent (198,000) of all publicly funded births, and legal immigrants are another 13 percent (231,000).
  •   We roughly estimate that the annual cost to taxpayers for births to immigrants (legal and illegal) is $5.3 billion; $2.4 billion of which is for illegal immigrants.

Immigration to America Is Not What It Used to Be
  [#4]   Immigrants today arrive via 10-hour hops on an airliner.  In the past, waves of immigrants spent 10 months traversing land and sea in a journey of staggering expense and significant dangers.  While this isn't universally true, particularly for the overland migrants that cross America's southern border, the general point stands:  coming to America today does not require the commitment it required in the past.
  [#5]   Similarly, in the past, immigrants pretty much renounced their countries of origin.  They made a one-way trip and they adopted the language and values of America.  Today, retaining cultural unity with one's country of origin is a few clicks on the internet, a cheap telephone call, an affordable airfare. [...]
  [#6]   Immigrants in the past arrived in an America that had a voracious need for unskilled workers.  Today the American economy is relentlessly automating jobs that used to require unskilled labor, and the American population already has a surplus of unskilled workers.
  [#7]   Immigrants today are arriving in a welfare state, where they are assured of food, shelter, and medical care that are, in general, orders of magnitude better than anything available to them in their native countries.  This creates a completely different incentive to today's immigrants.  In past centuries, immigrants came to America to find freedom and to work.  Today they are offered a smorgasbord of taxpayer-funded social services.
  [#8]   Immigrant students today — especially in the coastal urban centers where most of them settle — enter a public education system that teaches them with a reverse-racist, anti-capitalist bias.  They are taught in our public schools not to assimilate, but to "celebrate diversity"; not to earn opportunities through hard work, but through fighting discrimination.

The Constitution Isn't in Crisis, but the Border Still Is.  The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday [3/14/2019] followed the lead of the Democratic House and voted to disapprove President Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southern border.  The success of the disapproval vote was expected in the House, where Democrats keep waving their arms and saying "It's fine!" while women and children are violently sexually assaulted, the highest number of arrests at the border since 2008 are tallied, sanctuary cities are protecting murderers, and drug seizures are up at a time when drugs are killing more people than guns, car crashes, or HIV/AIDS ever did in a single year.

The Game Is Rigged.  We currently grant one million legal permanent residencies to people from around the world every year.  The number of green card holders is expected to increase by 10 million by 2025.  That's more than the current combined population of Dallas, St. Louis, Denver, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Atlanta.  Now multiply that number by at least three and a half.  Thanks to our chain migration system, created in 1952 and expanded exponentially by Congress in 1965 and 1990, these new immigrants can sponsor their entire extended families:  parents, spouses, adult children and their children, and siblings and their children.  Princeton University researchers found that recently admitted immigrants sponsored an average of 3.45 additional relatives each.  An estimated 85,000 refugees and 20,000-plus asylees enter the country annually through an overwhelmed system so rife with fraud and abuse that the process is jokingly dubbed "refugee roulette" by immigration lawyers.  In total, from fiscal year 2008 to 2017, the U.S. gave green cards to more than 2 million migrants for various humanitarian claims — a population larger than the city of Philadelphia.  Nearly half a million more immigrants in that time frame got in through the diversity visa lottery.  Illegal aliens are eligible if a legal family member wins the jackpot.

Democrats Are Border Crisis Deniers.  We are facing a dozen crises at our border.  They are impossible to miss:  We are facing an illegal immigration crisis.  Our nation is being overrun.  Democrats can't see it.  They are in denial.  We are facing an illegal alien crime wave in America.  How many more innocent American children and cops must die before we acknowledge the crisis?  Democrats can't see it.  They are in denial.  There is an illegal alien gang crisis.  MS-13 is filling our streets with cold-blooded killers. [...] There is a child sex trafficking crisis. [...] There is a drug trafficking crisis. [...] There is a prison crisis.  Our prisons are filled with illegal aliens who have committed serious crimes such as rape and murder.  Why should we pay the bill? [...] There is the threat of a disease epidemic.  Whether it's tuberculosis or this new polio-like disease that leaves children paralyzed overnight, who knows what new diseases and tragedies are coming in through that open border? [...] There is a welfare and national debt crisis.  Millions of illegal aliens already in our country cost over $160 billion per year in welfare, food stamps, court, police and prison costs.  More come every day.

Each illegal immigrant costs US $82G, conservative think tank claims.  Every new illegal immigrant that enters the United States will cost more than $82,000 each over their lifetime, a conservative think tank that advocates for lower immigration levels has claimed.  The Center for Immigration Studies updated their 2012 analysis which put the average lifetime net fiscal cost of a border crosser at $74,722.  In the six years since, the price has jumped to $82,191.  The think tank's analysis has come into question however, with multiple outlets pushing back on its numbers and methodology.  The new figure by the CIS estimates what it takes to protect the border, educate, house and feed illegal immigrants and makes the assumption they will spend a lifetime on various welfare programs.

The Absurdity of an Open Border.  Both parties want an unrestricted flood of immigrants to America, but for different reasons.  Democrats want a permanent underclass that reliably votes Democrat.  Republicans want cheap labor to keep their Chamber of Commerce donors happy.  Neither party acknowledges any negative consequences of the current open borders policy, allowing far more than voters and workers to enter our country.  Ignored are the contagious diseases, still uncommon in America, being brought across the borders.  Or the criminals we read about daily in the news, raping and killing Americans.  Not to mention potential terrorists.

Illegal Aliens Cost Taxpayers $100+ Billion Annually.  [Scroll down]  In fact, if all Americans paid taxes at the same rate illegal aliens did, the budget deficit would be at least quadruple what it is now.  According to prior estimates of mine based off the size of the 2017 labor force, if we were to replace the entire labor force with illegal immigrants and have them pay all their taxes (including state and local) to the feds, the federal government would've collected approximately $240 billion in tax revenue in 2017, as opposed to the $3.3 trillion that the Federal government actually collected.

Trump should shut down the southern border AND the government until we fix our immigration system.  By some estimates, the cost of illegal immigrants in the country is costing the American taxpayer between $116-$134 billion annually.  Now we find out in the last few weeks that 63 percent of non-citizens, half of which are here illegally, are on some form of welfare — again, funded by the American taxpayer.  And the longer non-citizens are in the country, the more likely they are to be on some form of welfare.  If they've been here ten years or more, the percentage goes up to 70 percent.  For comparison, only about 30 percent of native-born American citizens are on some form of welfare.  Now take in those statistics and throw in the fact that over the next 20 years between 7 to 8 million new immigrants will come into the United States via chain migration.  Statistics show that those immigrants, by a two to one margin, favor the Democratic Party.  Why?  Because they want a greater welfare state.

Democrats Deny These Immigration Truths.  Both the Senate and the House oath of offices are nearly identical.  They begin like this:  "I do solemnly swear or affirm that I will support and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same."  At this point, are we even sure that Chuck and Nancy took the oath?  I have a news flash for the dynamic duo:  When migrants illegally cross our borders, whether they come to work or to collect welfare, using false documents, whether they come to deal drugs or join murderous gangs that are already here, this does constitute a foreign enemy action.

The Word 'Mean' is Leftists' Lethal Weapon.  Fully supported by American leftists, illegals are [defying America].  They are invading our country whether we like it or not, arrogantly breaking our immigration laws.  They demand to feed on our welfare safety-net set up for Americans.  Outrageously, Obama gave illegals freebies unavailable to Americans — free attorneys and more.  Obama used taxpayers' money to spend over 60 grand per illegal to settle them in America.  We spend $11 to $22 billion each year on freebies for illegals.  Obama spread illegals around the country, irresponsibly putting medically untested children of illegals into our schools infecting our kids with strange diseases. [...] The illegals invading our country today have no desire to become Americans; no desire to assimilate.  Quite the opposite.  Illegals give learning English, embracing our culture, and honoring our flag their middle fingers.  Fake news hides the fact that many of the thousands of young men illegally invading our country are known gang members.

Alternatives to the Nihilistic Futility of Mass Immigration.  [Scroll down]  None of this is sustainable.  Socialism, whether through foreign aid to developing nations, or through more government benefits approved with the swing voters coming from developed nations, eventually collapses.  Productive citizens, outvoted, overtaxed, and disenfranchised in their own nations, lose their incentives to work hard.  This leads to several inevitable conclusions.  First, it is beyond the capacity of developed nations to accommodate ongoing migrations from the developing world.  Just the increase in Africa's population each decade exceeds the entire current population of the United States or Western Europe.  Second, current foreign aid policies are completely unsustainable, because they facilitate this population increase without improving any of the other "humanitarian indicators" that might lead to a cultural shift towards lower birth rates.  Third, while it is possible to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, the more people there are, the harder that gets.

No Country for Caravans.  Right now, just beyond our southern border are hundreds of foreign nationals champing at the bit to violate our sovereignty.  They have no regard for our laws or for our way of life and we are not now prepared, or even willing, to instill such regard in them.  They will soon be joined by thousands more, and, if this wave is successful in penetrating our borders, perhaps millions more will be emboldened to come.  Will Trump find the resolve that Reagan could not muster?  Or will he capitulate like his predecessors and let our sovereignty go quietly into the night?

Stop the caravan and build the wall to keep deadly drugs out and save lives.  A perfect storm is brewing in the Southern Hemisphere and making its way north to the United States.  Heroin, fentanyl and other opioids already pour through America's southern border and this infiltration is one of three elements that will feed the perfect storm.  Every day, 115 Americans die from opioid overdoses and from tainted drugs passing through our border with Mexico.  The second element is MS-13, the brutal gang that is a drug courier of choice used by the Mexican drug cartels for distribution of these drugs within the United States.  When these two elements are mixed with the third element — the caravan of several thousand people, mostly men, seeking to break through our southern border — you complete a toxic combination leading to a perfect storm.

Border surge highest since 2011; each illegal immigrant costs $70,000 — 7x deportation price.  The net costs to taxpayers for every illegal immigrant who sneaks into the United States has reached nearly $70,000, about seven times the cost of deporting them, and about $70 billion, according to a new report.  And, according to federal Census data, the surge of legal and illegal immigrants across the Mexico-U.S. border has reached a new high since 2011 and matched the historic high of 1.75 million set in 1999.  The latest Census data from 2016 shows that immigrants continue to come into the United States, both legally and illegally, and the costs to taxpayers in enforcement and social services continues to rise — even when offset by the taxes they pay.

Immigration — The left's recruiting tool and deceptive marketing ploy
[#1]   40% of all workers in LA County (10.2 million people) are working for cash; and not paying taxes.  This is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants, working without a green card.  (Donald Trump was right)
[#2]   95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.
[#3]   75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.
[#4]   Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers.
[#5]   Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals; they are here illegally.
[#6]   Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.
[#7]   The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.
[#8]   Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.
[#9]   21 radio stations in LA are Spanish-speaking.
[#10]   In LA County, 5.1 million people speak English; 3.9 million, speak Spanish.  (There are 10.2 million people, in LA County.
(All 10 of the above facts were published in the Los Angeles Times)
Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare.
Over 70% of the United States' annual population growth, (and over 90% of California, Florida and New York), results from Immigration.  Also, 29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens.  But the left feels that pandering to the masses of border crossers will lead to a tantalizing treasure trove of steady stalwart supporters ensuring decades if not generations of liberal control.

No justice for taxpaying Americans.  There are two systems of justice, but it's not so much about race as it is about immigration status.  If you're an American, chances are you get hard time.  If you're an illegal immigrant, you get everything, and I do mean everything, including an EBT card, MassHealth and a Sect. 8 housing certificate.  First, when the "racist" cops say you have the right to remain silent, the illegal says "no habla" English.  He gets a translator.  He claims he's "indigent," so he gets a public defender.  If he's charged with OUI, the public defender hires a psychologist (also on the taxpayers' dime) to say that the illegal immigrant "lacks the enzyme" to metabolize alcohol and thus can't be held accountable for killing some gringo.  But the real double standard kicks in when the undocumented Democrat gets to the courtroom.  A taxpaying American can only dream of the kid-gloves treatment these Third World fiends get.

Open Borders Are Not Libertarian So Long As America Is A Welfare State.  "Progressives" have been calling for unrestricted immigration, for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and for granting voting rights to illegal immigrants.  "Open borders" advocates decry opponents as racist. [...] Slightly over one-fourth of the children in the United States are now either immigrants or the children of immigrants.  Since the total expenditures on public schooling in the U.S. is almost $700 billion per year, this cost is far greater than the GDP gains cited by Dalmia, and greater than the $50 billion she cites for "The Wall."  It's also greater than the annual $104 billion for food stamps, the $46 billion for Section 8 housing programs, or the $30 billion for Aid to Families with Dependent Children for all residents, citizen or non-citizen.  Immigrants also use other social services, but public education for all children residing in the United States is mandatory.  In nineteenth-century America, supposedly with the open borders policies libertarians favor, immigrant children were not legally excluded from the labor market or mandated a public education.

The Republican Party:  Not Much of a Horse But the Only One in the Corral.  The first economic consequence of mass immigration is lower labor costs across the economy, from lettuce pickers to computer programmers, and that pushes historic quantities of money up to America's corporate owners and executives.  The working and middle classes endure the economic downside in the form of fewer jobs and much lower wages.  This has all been discussed ad nauseam before.  But it can't be repeated too often:  Mass immigration has been an economic bonanza for major owners and executives and an economic disaster for the other 80% of the population.

No One Has A 'Right' To Immigrate Into The United States.  Is there a human right to immigrate?  Many defenders of open borders think so.  Individuals, they argue, are entitled to freedom of movement, which entails the right to immigrate from one country to another.  This view has found support in the newly elected president of Mexico, who remarked that there is a "human right" to move to the United States.  This appeal to freedom of movement is dubious argument for a number of reasons.  For starters, freedom of movement is not unlimited:  my freedom of movement does not give me the right to move into your home.

The Left Want to Abolish ICE. What Does That Mean?  ICE is a division within the Department of Homeland Security that is responsible for immigration enforcement, smuggling investigations, and terrorism prevention.  It's split into several subdivisions, including Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), which actually carries out arrests and deportations, and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), which tackles drug- and terrorism-related issues.  ICE has about 20,000 employees, with 400 offices and $6 billion in annual funding.  ICE is not the entity directly responsible for policing the border — that is Customs and Border Protection, although ICE does deport some of the people CBP apprehends.  ICE is also not the entity responsible for the recent family separation controversy — that is CBP again, which apprehends immigrants at the border, and the Department of Justice, which prosecutes them.

Invasion U.S.A.  This is no longer immigration, this is an invasion to take advantage of our wealth, culture and resources.  As radio talk show host Michael Savage recently said, "The lifeboat is full." I think it is tipping over.  If a million, or more, armed men crossed our border, or any border, it would be considered an invasion.  Yet, if the same number of men, women and children illegally cross our borders, unarmed, seeking our wealth and playing upon our kindness, we are expected to welcome them with open arms.

Democracy requires borders.  It was telling to watch how Democrats and left-wing commentators responded.  Having shed tears all week about family separation and traumatized children, Trump's opponents began objecting to any detention of families entering the U.S. illegally.  A chorus of critics described the new policy as "handcuffs for all."  An MSNBC host portrayed as a dark "totalitarian" act the very idea of a border guard stopping and arresting an illegal immigrant.  Behind these objections is a premise that goes unstated because it is radical and deeply unpopular.  It is that border enforcement is itself illegitimate.

The Asylum Crisis Is a Security Challenge, Not a Legal Problem.  Congress cannot enact a law that prevents Central American migrants from flooding the border.  Or, one supposes, it can enact a thousand such laws and look on in Canute-like futility as the incursion continues.  Passing laws is not a serious response to a security challenge, and an unserious response always emboldens the challenger.  Outsiders can overwhelm a national border by armed force or, if the nation is not willing to defend its border, by sheer numbers.  Either way, the challenge can be answered only by the deployment of physical barriers and armed force sufficient to deny the onslaught and discourage others from coming.  Only after the crisis is over, after the security threat is contained, can we establish a legal process backed by resources scaled to handle the number of outsiders realistically expected to petition for entry.

The immorality of the open-borders Left.  We have two choices when it comes to border security and interior enforcement.  We can continue telegraphing the message that when you come here with children you are home free.  This will continue fueling the drug crisis, growing MS-13, enriching the drug cartels, inducing sex trafficking and terrible crimes at the border, encouraging illegals to kidnap children to gain admission, and causing death and mayhem on both sides of the border.  Or we could finally deter this behavior by announcing an end to any immigration requests not processed in a controlled environment through our embassy.  If you are concerned about "separating children" and don't support the latter path, then you need to seriously examine your values and priorities.  The entirety of the epidemic-level increase in both drugs and MS-13 began around 2014-2015 with the rise of UACs and the collapse of interior enforcement against criminal alien drug trafficking networks operating in our major cities.  That was all precipitated by the rise of the "dreamer" political movement incentivizing people to come here as children or to bring children here to gain admission through catch-and-release.

The Education America Needs.  We spend billions every year on illegal immigration; that is, on persons who drive down wages even as they contribute nothing to the welfare state from which they derive a great deal.  (Studies estimate that 50 to 60 percent of illegal immigrants receive entitlements.)  Not to mention the many crimes — drug-related and otherwise — that result from such illegal entry.

Pelosi's 'Immoral, Ineffective and Expensive' Argument.  If you try to attend next month's Super Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, you better have a ticket or some other type of pass that allows you to legally enter the facility.  If you don't, you won't get in.  They have built a great big beautiful wall around that field, which, according to the stadium's website, was constructed with $1.129 billion in private and public money.  To enter, you will need to pass through a gate, where people will verify whether you have the right to do so.  Because of this, you can bet almost no one will migrate from other parts of the country or the world to see if they can illegally penetrate the security around the Super Bowl and attend the game for free.  They know they cannot succeed.  So, they will not try.  That will also spare them the misery of standing outside in Minnesota in February.  The NFL [...] is more serious about border security at its stadiums than Congress has been in recent decades about border security in the American southwest.

How to Report Illegal Aliens.  Under federal law, any non-U.S. citizen is an alien.  Aliens who have entered the United States without permission, or who have violated the terms of their admission, are identified under the law as illegal aliens.  That is a fact, not an issue for debate.  It doesn't matter whether someone crossed our nation's borders illegally or overstayed a visa, their presence in the country is illegal which makes them deportable under the Immigration and Nationality Act.

The U.S. Has More Immigrants Than Any Other Country.  A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that the U.S. has more than 40 million immigrants, more than any other country in the world.  It also takes in about one-fifth of the world's total migrants.  The report looks at trends from 1960 to 2015.  According to the report in 2015 the U.S. hit a record high of 43.2 million immigrants accounting for 13.4% of the population, the same number that is used by the Center of Immigration Studies.  This is four times higher than in 1960 when only 9.7 million immigrants lived in the U.S., accounting for only 5.4% of the population.

The Case Against Immigration.  In the United States, there is strong evidence that the national interest has not been well served by the country's immigration policy over the last five decades.  Even as levels of immigration have approached historic highs, debate on the topic has been subdued, and policymakers and opinion leaders in both parties have tended to overstate the benefits and understate or ignore the costs of immigration.  It would make a great deal of sense for the country to reform its immigration policies by more vigorously enforcing existing laws, and by moving away from the current system, which primarily admits immigrants based on family relationships, toward one based on the interests of Americans.

Law Takes a Holiday.  The law states that foreign nationals cannot enter and permanently reside in the United States without going through a checkpoint and in most cases obtaining a legal visa or green card.  But immigration law has been all but ignored.  Or it was redefined as not committing additional crimes while otherwise violating immigration law.  Then the law was effectively watered down further to allow entering and residing illegally if not committing "serious" crimes.  Now, the adjective "serious" is being redefined as something that does not lead to too many deportations.  The logical end is no immigration law at all — and open borders.

The Mainstream Media Have Forfeited All Respect.  In 1988 there were 16 million immigrants (including fewer than 1 million illegal aliens) living in the United States.  Today, that number has skyrocketed to 42.4 million (including an estimated 12 million illegal aliens).  This enormous increase (165%) in the immigrant population (while the overall population growth was just 29%) has not only put pressure on a stagnant job market, but also has been a major factor in the decline of median income in the country as well as skyrocketing public spending.  Rather than report the facts, the media chose instead to highlight human-interest stories about the plight of an illegal immigrant family whenever one could be found, to extensively and sympathetically cover immigrant marches and demonstrations, to highlight accusations of alleged xenophobia and intolerance, and generally be an ombudsman for the immigrant population.

These 16 quotes prove America can exclude or deport any immigrant — for any reason.  The ubiquitous notion among the political and legal establishment that there are any constitutional limitations on our sovereign right to exclude any immigrant for any reason is the most dangerous constitutional crisis we are facing in the coming months.  It is one of the reasons why I wrote "Stolen Sovereignty" — as a reminder of our history, traditions, and laws on immigration and sovereignty.  Based on 200 years of case law, the accepted laws of nation states, and the principles of the social compact, popular sovereignty, and jurisdictional sovereignty, the American people — as expressed through their elected representatives — have the right to exclude or deport any non-citizen for any reason.  The prudence of such a move is a political question best dealt with by the political branches of government depending on the situation at hand.  But the courts have absolutely no ability to force the political branches to allow aliens to remain in this country against statutes passed by Congress.  There is no due process for aliens to remain in the country in the same way non-citizens have full due process when facing jail time or indefinite detention.  That is the most settled area of law.  Even those who aren't politically comfortable with exercising this power to the max must concede that it is a dangerous proposition to cede the legal right to exercise that power.

Time for a Complete Halt on All Immigration.  This is a serious proposal — and a necessary one.  Consider:  with the U.S. having a replacement-level fertility rate of 2.1 children per woman, immigration is the only reason our population is increasing.  As to this, our numbers have swelled from 100 million people in 1915 to 200 million in 1968 to 320 million today.  And it's projected they will reach approximately 400 million just after 2050.  Obviously, such growth involves strain on natural resources, social services and infrastructure.  Yet while the Left purports to care about the environment, it also pursues open-border policies with jihadist-like zeal.  But when will enough population be enough?  When it stands at 450 million?  A half billion?  A billion?  The Left likes to push "family planning."  But what about national-family planning?

30 to 40 Million Illegals Can Be Deported.  The first thing to recognize is that the illegal alien problem arose because of the 1987 Reagan Amnesty nearly 30 years ago.  By some estimates, up to 40 million people have entered the USA illegally since that time, so encouraging them to leave may take an extended period of time as well. [...] Somehow, the left and corporatist right have come to believe that our country would collapse without illegal immigration and open borders.  We should remind those bleeding hearts who support the invasion of our country by third-worlders that, for example, fresh produce somehow made its way to market before 1987 without illegals living here.  Note also that countries with strict immigration policies and zero illegal immigration enjoy ample supplies of fruits and vegetables.

Immigration, the Supreme Court and President Obama.  In 2014, President Barack Obama signed 12 executive orders directing various agencies in the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security to refrain from deporting some 4 million adult immigrants illegally present in the United States if they are the parents of children born here or legally present here and if they hold a job, obtain a high-school diploma or its equivalent, pay taxes and stay out of prison.  Unfortunately for the president, the conditions he established for avoiding deportation had been rejected by Congress.  In response to the executive orders, 26 states and the House of Representatives sued the president and the recipients of the orders, seeking to prevent them from being enforced.

How The Cloward-Piven Strategy Is Driving The United States To Collapse.  Illegal Immigration on its own is already one of the most important threats to the future of the United States, because it reflects a deliberate attempt by our political elite to displace and supplant its native population with one that will always vote for them, remain dependent on welfare, and take jobs from Americans by working "under the table" at wages that American citizens cannot survive on.  This raises a logical question:  if illegal immigration already displaces such a great number of Americans and creates so much controversy and strife, why keep bringing in as many as possible?  A further question to ask is why do so now, as opposed to waiting until the economy is better?  Our nation is nowhere near the point of recovery since nearly 50% of Americans are already on one form or another of government assistance, our nation has an interest rate student loan bubble that will both burst soon, and an economy that is either being outsourced or stolen by thieves with H1B visas.  All of these factors clearly show that our nation is at its breaking point, yet we have a political elite that wishes to first enact unconditional amnesty and then import migrants from shady 3rd world countries.  Any rational observer will realize that adding 13 million MORE welfare, public assistance or student loan recipients may likely cause the entire system to collapse due to inefficiency and a lack of adequate funding.

Chilling Timeline:  Obama's Dismantling of U.S. Immigration Laws.  The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has recently released a video they call a summary of the "Obama Immigration Policy Timeline Wrecking Ball" which outlines steps Obama has taken from the beginning of his presidency to dismantle enforcement of U.S. immigration laws.  The video also shows how Hillary Clinton assisted his actions.  The video is a must see by every American.  It explains what Obama meant when he promised to "fundamentally transform" America.  One of the reasons why President Obama is so concerned about Donald Trump winning the White House in 2016, is because Trump has built his campaign around the promise of stopping illegal immigration and building a wall on the Mexican border.  Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has embraced illegal immigrants, promising to enact amnesty within her first 100 days in office and said she will "fight for immigration reform that provides a full and equal path to citizenship."  [Video clip]

Timely news and commentary:

Biden Ends Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' Rule, and a Border Camp Empties.  There were about 700 people in the Matamoros camp before the U.S. started admitting them.  At the current rate of crossings, the camp could be cleared out in days.  Any decision to close it will be made by Mexican authorities.  Emptying the camp in Matamoros would eliminate a symbol of Trump's immigration crackdown and count as an early success for Biden, who aims to undo his predecessor's most draconian anti-immigrant policies.  The move comes as the new administration prepares for a battle to pass a sweeping immigration reform bill and as it draws criticism for reopening a Trump-era shelter for migrant children in Texas.  Meanwhile, the number of migrants crossing the southern border is surging.  Border agents have detained 70,000 people illegally crossing per month since October, a sharp increase from a year ago.

Sara Carter:  Biden immigration policy [is] 'perpetuating violence at the border'.  Following the conclusion of CPAC 2021 on Sunday, Fox News contributor Sara A. Carter went after the Biden administration on its immigration policy, which she said "is perpetuating violence at the border."  Speaking to the Fox News program "The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton," Carter said that former President Donald Trump "was 100% right when he talked about today at CPAC that the Biden administration's policy at the border — this open borders policy — is perpetuating violence at the border and as well as a surge [...] with [sic] children and minors and unaccompanied families at the border."

Biden administration plans to open another tent facility for migrants on the Texas border.  The Biden administration is planning to open another facility in south Texas to expand processing capacity for children and families arriving at the US-Mexico border, a Department of Homeland Security official confirmed to CNN.  It's the latest move by the administration to address the growing number of migrant families and unaccompanied children at the US southern border.  Earlier this month, US Customs and Border Protection also announced the opening of a "soft-sided" structure in Donna, Texas, to help with intake.  In January, more than 5,800 unaccompanied children and nearly 7,500 families were taken into custody by Customs and Border Protection at the US-Mexico border, according to the agency's most recent monthly data.  And numbers are expected to continue to rise.

Biden's getting exactly the border crisis he asked for.  A new year, a new president, a return of an old problem: unaccompanied children crossing the border in droves.  Thousands of children — usually older teens, 16 or 17, but Border Patrol agents report increasing numbers of kids younger than 13 — are arriving each month from Central America.  On Thursday [2/25/2021], a Customs and Border Protection staffer reportedly told top Biden administration officials to expect a peak of 13,000 unaccompanied minors to cross the border in May — the highest level ever.

Trump: Joe Biden Opens America to Refugees, Keeps Americans in Lockdown.  President Joe Biden is opening the United States to thousands more refugees from around the world while keeping American citizens in lockdowns during the Chinese coronavirus crisis, former President Donald Trump said Sunday [2/28/2021].  During a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Trump said that while millions of Americans remain under social and economic lockdown orders, Biden is increasing refugee resettlement by nearly 960 percent next Fiscal Year.

The Progressives are the extremists.  Progressives are the extremists when it comes to immigration.  Progressives want an open border; they are allowing illegals in without criminal checks and COVID testing.  A country without borders will not be a sovereign country much longer.  Maybe that is the Globalists' intent.

Biden: Undocumented immigrants should get vaccine without ICE targeting them.  President Biden said Friday [2/26/2021] that undocumented immigrants should be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine without fear of being targeted by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Biden make the remark during an interview with Univision during his visit to a vaccination site in Texas.  "I want to make sure they are able to get vaccinated and so they're protected from COVID without the ICE or anyone interfering," Biden said.  "They should... not be arrested for showing for being able to get a vaccination."  Biden also said he plans to make sure undocumented immigrants have food, noting that his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief proposal increases funding for nutrition assistance.

Surge of 13,000 Central American minors to US border expected in May.  Customs and Border Protection officials are bracing for as many as 13,000 unaccompanied children crossing into the U.S. in May, according to a report.  "We're seeing the highest February numbers that we've ever seen in the history of the [Unaccompanied Alien Child] program," a Health and Human Services official told Axios.  The record surge of migrant kids will require a continued expansion of the country's network of migrant-child shelters, where capacity has already been reduced due to coronavirus social-distancing protocols, the report said.  HHS is working with the Pentagon on securing space on military bases, where overflows of migrants were housed in tent-like structures during 2014 and 2019, the report said.

The Border Surge is Underway, and the Biden Administration is Unprepared.  The border crisis that anyone could have seen coming is finally here, thanks largely to the actions of the Biden administration over the past few months.  It turns out that promising to roll back Trump-era immigration restrictions, signing a raft of executive orders to that effect, and then introducing a mass amnesty bill sends the message that if you can get across the U.S.-Mexico border, you can stay.  Plenty of families in Mexico and Central America have gotten the message.  According to a recent report in the Washington Post, for the past four months U.S. Border Patrol has taken into custody more than 70,000 illegal immigrants a month — the most for this period in a decade.

Biden launches free taxi to destination of choice for illegal migrants.  Illegal aliens are in for some gravy.  Unlike legal immigrants who must pay their own way to their final destinations in this 5,077-mile span country, the Biden administration has introduced free flights for illegals to their destination of choice.  Want a free trip to Hawaii?  Off you go, courtesy of U.S. taxpayers but only if you arrive in the U.S. illegally and can name someone (legal or not) there who will take you in.

Every Illegal Claiming Asylum Gets An Average Of $1100 In Loans And Can Then Disappear No MSM Coverage.  According to a new study released by FAIR, the annual cost to U.S. taxpayers is $1.8 billion and over five years, that financial burden skyrockets to $8.8 billion.  Those figures are only estimates because refugees will access welfare and other government assistance at different rates and the number of refugees entering the U.S also changes from year-to-year.

DHS warns ICE to 'Prepare for border surges now'.  The Biden team is talking a tough game on new illegal immigration, but behind the scenes it's making frantic efforts to get ready for what it expects to be massive "border surges" of migrants streaming north over the next months, according to an internal Homeland Security Department email.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is scrambling to find bigger airplanes and figure out more ground transport capacity for soaring numbers of illegal immigrants, and is even talking with a company that runs "Man Camps" for oil workers in Texas to see whether it will rent bed space for the incoming wave of illegal immigrants.  New Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told ICE that cost is no issue, and to cancel contracts and sign new ones without worry about the price tag, according to the email from ICE Chief of Staff Timothy Perry.  Mr. Mayorkas said he is also pondering diverting money from the border wall "to backfill budgets later," the email said.

Lowered standards:
Biden Dumps New Citizenship Test Which Asked About Communism and Electoral College.  The Trump era added questions included one about the Vietnam War and about the Electoral College.

Biden rolls back Trump's tougher citizenship test.  President Biden's latest move toward a less stringent immigration system will feature a change in the required civic examination citizenship applicants must take.  Announced in a Policy Alert on Monday [2/23/2021], the civics examination requirement implemented in December 2020 will switch to an earlier version implemented in 2008.  The 2020 civic exam featured 128 possible questions on the exam.  With Biden's new order, it will switch to the 100 possible questions seen in the 2008 version.  Some content will be altered as well.  The policy alert did not specify what these changes would be.

U.N. Helps Biden Bring Migrant Asylum Seekers Back into U.S..  The United Nations is reportedly helping the Biden Administration find more asylum-seeking migrants to get back into the United States after they were removed to Mexico or Central America to await asylum processing under the Trump administration's Migrant Protection Protocols.  President Joe Biden canceled the program after taking office on January 21.  "Hundreds of migrants signed up on Friday within hours of the launch of a U.N. website that allows migrants with active cases to register remotely to be processed at the U.S.-Mexico border," Reuters reported.  "The United States and the United Nations are evaluating the locations of migrants and costs associated with possible flights and land transportation within Mexico."

Jen Psaki Defends Joe Biden Reopening Border Detention Center: 'This Is Not Kids Being Kept in Cages'.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended the decision by President Joe Biden's administration to reopen a detention center for migrant children on Monday.  More than 200 migrant teenagers on Monday were sent to a reopened facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas, according to CBS News, with plans to expand the number of detained children to 700 in facilities across the country.  Both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris strongly condemned such facilities during the 2020 presidential campaign, accusing former President Donald Trump of putting children and "babies in cages."

White House denies 'kids in cages' hypocrisy charge as detention centers reopen.  One person's "kids in cages" is another's "reopening overflow facilities."  The Biden White House is being accused of hypocrisy for reopening border facilities to house migrant teenagers — including one that both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris savaged then-President Donald Trump about on the campaign trail and before.  Biden blasted Trump repeatedly for separating families and failing to reunite them, decrying during an October debate that migrant children were "ripped from their [parents'] arms and separated."  Harris, then a senator, said in 2018 at the peak of the family separation controversy that Trump's treatment of migrants was a "crime against humanity."

Biden administration reportedly planning to dismantle ICE immigration enforcement.  The Biden administration is reportedly considering overhauling Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a way that would terminate the jobs of thousands of officers tasked with arresting and deporting immigrants illegally residing in the United States.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is understood to have recently introduced a plan to do away with ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations arm and convert those officers into agents who investigate transnational crime instead of going after illegal immigrants.  The consideration comes after Mayorkas testified before senators in his confirmation hearing last month and said that he did not think ICE should be abolished.

Garland Refuses to Say If Illegal Entry Should Remain a Crime; Makes Strange, Confused Comment About What Happened on Jan. 6.  Merrick Garland was just a horrible witness on his own behalf today [2/22/2021].  He couldn't stop saying um, uh, any time he was asked a question and the answers he gave were batty.  As we reported earlier, he indicated that attacking a federal courthouse at night, as Antifa was wont to do in Portland, wasn't necessarily domestic terrorism if it was done at night.

Biden AG Nominee Merrick Garland Refuses to Call Illegally Crossing the Border a Crime.  Joe Biden's pick for Attorney General refused to state that illegally crossing our border is a crime during his nomination hearing on Monday[2/22/2021]. During the hearing, Sen. Josh Hawley asked the nominee, Merrick Garland, if he believes that illegally crossing our borders should remain a crime.  "Do you believe that illegal entry at America's borders should remain a crime?" Hawley asked.  [Video clip]  "I haven't thought about that question... uhhh... uhhhhhhh... I just haven't thought about that question," Garland reluctantly replied.  "I think the uh, the uh, president has, uh, made clear that we are a country of uh with borders and uh a concern about national security.  Um, I don't know of proposal to uh decriminalize, but um, still make it unlawful to uh, enter."

Homeland Security plan would effectively abolish ICE.  The Biden administration might not need to abolish ICE.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has floated a plan to reorganize the federal deportation agency to the point where it's not doing much arresting and deporting from inside the country anymore.  Mr. Mayorkas revealed his idea last week in a telephone meeting with agency personnel in Texas, according to several sources familiar with the conversation, who said he proposed taking members of the country's 4,000-strong deportation force off the streets and converting them into criminal investigators.  They would no longer be focused on enforcing laws against illegal presence, which would have the effect of slashing arrests and deportations.

Tennessee Sen. Bill Hagerty Calls Out Joe Biden For Ending Immigration Policies That Protect Americans.  Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) sent a letter on Wednesday to President Joe Biden expressing his opposition to the White House ending Trump administration immigration policies that protect Americans.  "I have serious concerns regarding reports that you are planning to terminate the Trump Administration's Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) policy and return to a catch-and-release policy with respect to persons crossing the border," Hagerty posted on social media with a copy of the letter attached.

Search underway for 100+ undocumented immigrants who fled from refrigerated truck, Texas sheriff says.  A massive search was underway Friday [2/19/2021] after more than 100 undocumented immigrants jumped out of a refrigerated truck and fled into the woods in sub-freezing weather, Texas authorities said.  The incident happened Thursday evening as Bexar County deputies were investigating a report of people running out of air inside a truck that was smuggling immigrants through the U.S.-Mexico border.  When deputies arrived at the San Antonio-area gas station where the vehicle was parked, "a large crowd of people poured out of the truck and ran to the woods," Sheriff Javier Salazar said.  About 50 of them were located and found to be in good health, but Salazar believes the truck was carrying as many as 200 people and authorities are now worried about their condition given the brutal winter storm battering the South.

Opportunists?  In this weather?
Migrant smugglers take advantage of Texas deep freeze.  Border Patrol agents in Texas were tipped off by a ranch hand earlier this week to a suspicious Chevrolet Avalanche that had just loaded up illegal immigrants from the side of the road.  When agents caught up to the vehicle, they found a driver, a passenger and nine suspected illegal immigrants, five of them in the cab and four in the truck bed, exposed to the elements with the wind chill temperature at 9 degrees Fahrenheit.  One woman was already dead and two more had to get emergency medical treatment because of hypothermia.  A consequence of the cold snap that's engulfed much of Texas is that some migrant smugglers are figuring it's the right time to try to sneak people north out of the border areas, figuring the Border Patrol has its hands full with other duties right now and that highway checkpoints will be shut down because of the weather.

Biden's Massive Amnesty Bill is Here.  Democrat Senator Bob Menendez and a number of other leftist lawmakers on Capitol Hill will officially introduce a massive amnesty bill backed by the White House and President Joe Biden Thursday morning.  The legislation will be known as the "U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021" and rewards at least 11 million people who came to the country illegally.

6 Key Aspects of Biden's Amnesty Bill.  President Joe Biden is promoting an immigration bill that could grant amnesty to up to 20 million illegal immigrants. [...] The Biden White House released an outline of the amnesty legislation on his first day in office.  In what could be a deal-killer for gaining any Republican support, the legislation doesn't include proposals for increased border security, according to The Associated Press.  This comes as Biden has rolled back several major border security measures through executive action.

White House says Biden backs citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants, ahead of bill unveiling.  The White House on Tuesday reaffirmed that President Joe Biden backs a controversial plan to create a pathway to citizenship for at least 11 million illegal immigrants — as the White House and congressional Democrats are expected to formally unveil a sweeping immigration bill as soon as this week.  "There certainly is part of the proposal that the president outlined and proposed on Day One that is an earned pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the country," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.  A pathway to citizenship for all illegal immigrants in the country has long been a top item on liberal wishlists, and Biden promised such a plan if elected.  Estimates generally put the illegal immigrant population at about 11 million, although others suggest that could be higher.

Biden Policies Force Release Of 200 Migrants Into West Texas Border Community.  Law Enforcement sources report the release of more than 200 mostly Central American family units into a West Texas border community.  The Biden administration's cancellation of swift removal policies for Central American migrants forced Border Patrol officials to begin the releases of certain migrants immediately.  The recent dismantling of international agreements by the Biden administration created a backlog of migrants being detained in Border Patrol facilities.  Due to these changes, the Border Patrol will begin to release Central American family groups that cannot be removed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to their home countries, according to information obtained from sources with knowledge of the plans.  The order to release the migrants comes with little notice to local humanitarian organizations.

Former ICE Director On Massive Surge At Southern Border: 'This Isn't By Accident, This Is By Design'.  Former acting ICE Director Tom Homan told Fox News over the weekend that the recent surge U.S. officials are seeing on the southern border was not an accident but the result of a designed open borders strategy by the Biden administration.  Fox News host Mike Emanuel highlighted recent numbers that border officials saw for the month of January, which included "about 3,000 border arrests per day in January 2021, encounters at the border up 114% from the same time a year ago, the highest amount since July 2019."

Biden's DHS to Release 25.6K Migrants into Texas, California Communities.  President Joe Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is planning to release about 25,600 migrants, who have been in Mexico, into American communities in Texas and California, Breitbart News has learned.  After Biden ended the "Remain in Mexico" policy — which drastically reduced asylum fraud by keeping migrants in Mexico while they await their asylum hearings in the United States — DHS announced that it would begin processing the 25,600 migrants in the program on February 19.

Activists push Democrats to give stimulus checks to 9M taxpaying noncitizens.  Democrats face pressure from immigration activists to provide pandemic relief checks to millions of immigrants who are illegally residing in the United States but pay taxes.  Behind the scenes, left-leaning advocacy groups and nonprofit organizations are pushing to get $1,400 checks, including in major pandemic relief legislation not only for the 2.2 million U.S. citizen children who were excluded from the two previous checks but 9.3 million adults who pay billions of dollars in federal taxes.  Altogether, the measure could cost the federal government $13 billion.  The National Immigration Law Center, Church World Services, and Service Employees International Union are leading efforts to whip Senate Democrats into adding language for the checks into the pandemic relief legislative package.  The move is not expected to succeed but could complicate negotiations within the Democratic Party in the coming weeks.

DHS will admit 25,000 migrants waiting in Mexico.  Homeland Security will allow tens of thousands of migrants blocked by the Trump administration from jumping the border to enter the U.S. starting next week, erasing the brunt of a policy that had helped solve the last border surge.  The migrants are part of the Migration Protection Protocols, more commonly referred to as the "remain in Mexico" policy, which allowed border authorities who encountered illegal entrants to process and return them to Mexico to await their immigration court dates.  MPP had the effect of denying would-be illegal immigrants a foothold in the U.S., which sapped the incentive for people to make the attempt during the 2019 surge.

Biden WH can't say how it is refuting perception that the US border is open.  The White House struggled to answer on Thursday [2/11/2021] how it was working to dispel the belief among migrants that the US border is open, instead shifting focus to the administration's "moral and humane" immigration policy, amid a nearly 100 percent surge of illegal crossings.  Speaking to reporters at a briefing, White House press secretary Jen Psaki engaged in a back-and-forth with two reporters about her claim earlier this week that the US is turning away the "vast majority" of migrants at the southern border.  After being pressed on Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador saying this week that migrants believed the borders were open under President Biden, Psaki admitted that what she was saying "is not, I guess, what you're perhaps seeing if you're looking at a portion of the border, but what they are tracking in terms of numbers and data."

Schumer and AOC Team Up to Announce Taxpayers Now on the Hook for COVID Funerals, Including for Illegal Immigrants.  If there's one way to make sure COVID-19 deaths don't go down, this is it.  New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer joined forces this week to publicize a federal program that will reimburse the families of coronavirus victims up to $7,000 for funeral expenses for deaths from the disease that occurred in 2020 — even if the death involved an illegal alien.  And, according to CNN, Schumer said the lawmakers want the program to last as long as the pandemic does — which means the numbers are likely to show the pandemic lasting a good long time.

Biden administration opens another tent city to detain surge of illegal migrants.  The Biden administration is facing fresh spikes of over 200 percent in illegal border crossings from this time last year and has opened another tent city to detain illegal immigrants in Texas, US Customs and Border Protection has announced.  The Border Patrol revealed in a report released Wednesday that the number of migrants apprehended at the border in the month of January reached nearly 78,000, up from 36,679 in January 2020.  Single adult Mexican citizens accounted for more than 37,000 CBP encounters, a 119 percent increase from this time last year, according to the agency.  Amid the surge, a new "soft-sided facility" was established this week by the agency in Donna, Texas, to hold individuals originally staying at the Centralized Processing Center in McAllen, Texas.

Tom Cotton:  Joe Biden Is Keeping U.S. Closed for Americans, Leaving Border Open for Illegal Aliens.  President Joe Biden's administration is getting blasted by lawmakers, local officials, and critics for advocating lockdowns and restrictions for Americans during the Chinese coronavirus crisis while seemingly opening the nation's borders to illegal aliens who can flout Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.  As Breitbart News has extensively reported, the Biden administration has resumed the Catch and Release program wherein border crossers are apprehended and promptly released into the interior of the United States.  These border crossers are not required to test negative for the coronavirus before their release into American communities.

How Amnesty Causes Human Misery, Endangers Public Health.  Mexican police officers were arrested last week and charged in the killing of more than a dozen Guatemalan migrants on the way to the United States.  Their bodies were shot and burned near the U.S. border in a violence-riddled corridor frequently used by smugglers.  Such tragedies are not uncommon.  Mexican police particularly at the state and local level have often been accused of exploiting and killing migrants.  Criminal organizations routinely prey on vulnerable people who are smuggled through violent and cartel-controlled areas.  The left often paints amnesty as a humanitarian act, but clearly, the facts paint a darker reality.  Promises of mass legalization and weakened enforcement lead to these tragedies.

Biden's immigration policy — this is how you embolden human traffickers, drug cartels.  Thousands of migrants are fleeing from Central America to the United States border, again.  On bus, foot and train many will do whatever they can to survive the long journey with the promise that a better life awaits them in America.  Thousands more will make the trek by this spring when the weather gets warmer and those numbers are expected to surpass anything previously seen before, according to federal law enforcement officials who recently spoke with me.  "We're expecting a huge influx this year along the Southern border," said a Border Patrol agent, who spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak on the matter.

How Joe Biden abolished ICE without abolishing it.  We've already looked at one of the worst of President Joe Biden's mountain of executive orders (and it's some pretty stiff competition to climb to the top of that heap), specifically the one ending deportations of almost all illegal aliens.  But it's hard to overstate the nature of the immediate impact that it had.  When you add in his cancelation of the agreements Donald Trump struck with Honduras and Guatemala, the situation on America's southern border becomes even more dire.  But I don't think even I allowed the news to sink in and become "real" until I read about an interview that a Virginia county Sheriff named Chuck Jenkins gave to Steve Doocy on Fox and Friends this week.  He's on the front line of immigration enforcement as part of his job and, as far as he's concerned, Joe Biden just "abolished ICE" without having to alter a single federal law.

Federal judge prevents Biden administration from pausing deportations for two more weeks.  A federal judge in Texas has extended the block on President Joe Biden's deportation moratorium for two more weeks as the case continues to play out in court.  Judge Drew Tipton said in an order dated Monday [2/8/2021] the extension was necessary for "the record to be more fully developed" in the case brought by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who challenged Biden's 100-day pause on deportations.  Tipton originally issued a 14-day suspension of Biden's moratorium on Jan. 26.  The pause in deportations was part of Biden's attempted day one overhaul of several of former President Donald Trump's immigration policies.  But Paxton quickly filed a lawsuit in response to Biden's moratorium, claiming the state would face financial harm if undocumented immigrants were released from custody, because of costs associated with health care and education.

Psaki Busted by Doocy Again, Confirms Biden to Drastically Limit ICE Deportations, Even Dem Blasts Them on It.  As we previously wrote, Biden was trying to stop deportations for 100 days except for national security threats.  That is already causing a massive influx at the border that President Donald Trump had greatly cured with his immigration effort.  But a judge slapped down Biden's effort, handing him his first official court loss.  Additionally, according to Homeland Security, there's a policy change coming that indicates ICE agents would cease to pursue deportations against those convicted of virtually all offenses that were not for national security threats or serious aggravated felonies.  So deportations would cease for drugs, DUIs, drunk driving, low-level assaulters, fraudsters and thieves, and a host of other charges, according to a memo obtained by the Washington Post and a report from the Texas Tribune.  Moreover, ICE agents said it would weaken ICE's discretion and their ability to arrest wanted illegal aliens at correctional facilities.

Biden prepares rules to limit ICE arrests, deportations.  U.S. immigration authorities will revise their approach to arrests and deportations under President Biden, according to Homeland Security officials.  "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently rescinded two 2018 policy memos related to the issuance of Notices to Appear when processing requests for immigration benefits," USCIS spokesman Matthew Bourke said Sunday.  "The agency was directed to rescind the relevant policy in a [Department of Homeland Security] memo issued Jan. 20."  That's the day Biden was inaugurated — and when he signed a slew of executive orders, some of which rolled back parts of former President Donald Trump's immigration policy.  He strengthened protections for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) and halted work on the border wall.

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Large Migrant Group in Mexico Boards Train for U.S..  A large group of migrants, most likely seeking asylum in the United States, were spotted heading north via a rail route known as La Bestia.  The train departed Tierra Blanca, Guanajuato, and will likely arrive at the U.S.-Mexico Border within days, according to Breitbart Texas sources.  Mexican immigration officials and municipal police in Tierra Blanca watched as hundreds boarded and departed.  Their exact destination is unknown, but history suggests the Rio Grande Valley is most likely.

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In this case, "boarding a train" does not mean buying a ticket and having a seat in a railroad car designed to carry passengers.  It means the migrants are climbing atop freight cars, which is presumably just as illegal in Mexico as it is here; but being illegal doesn't matter to illegal immigrants.

Millions of Americans Projected to Remain Jobless as Biden Packs U.S. Labor Force with Foreign Workers.  Millions of Americans are projected to remain jobless for the next three to four years, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), though President Joe Biden is looking to fill American jobs with foreign workers.  In a report released this month, CBO analysts said the number of jobless Americans — all of whom want full-time jobs — will not return to pre-coronavirus levels until around 2024. [...] Before then, millions of Americans are projected to remain jobless though that has not kept the Biden administration from pursuing a labor policy that floods the United States labor market with millions of illegal aliens, foreign visa workers, and green card-holders.

Biden to End Trump Asylum Deals with Three Central American Countries.  The Biden administration is ending asylum deals brokered under the Trump administration with three Central American countries just as the number of migrants arriving at the southern border is spiking.  "The United States has suspended and initiated the process to terminate the Asylum Cooperative Agreements with the Governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras as the first concrete steps on the path to greater partnership and collaboration in the region laid out by President Biden," Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Saturday [2/6/2021].  The agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras required many migrants who showed up at the U.S.-Mexico border to seek asylum in one of those countries first.

DHS deletes deportation warning over fears of 'undue stress' to illegal immigrants.  Worried that illegal immigrants may feel "undue stress," Homeland Security's legal immigration agency has now deleted a standard warning to people that overstayed their visas that they ran the risk of being deported.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' operations center issued the directive Wednesday, saying the agency is rolling back a Trump policy that anyone who applied but was rejected for legal immigration status should be referred for deportation, through what's known in government-speak as an NTA, or Notice to Appear.  But in addition to canceling the policy, the operations center said it was also deleting the caution that being in the country illegally could mean deportation.

Joe Biden Puts Americans in the Dark by Revoking Ability to Reject Refugee Dumping in Their Communities.  U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order Thursday that denies state and local governments any authority to reject the drop-off of refugees into their towns and communities.  In essence, former President Donald Trump's policy (Executive Order 13888 of September 2019) gave state and local governments a say in whether they have the capacity to provide refugees a pathway to become self-sufficient and successfully integrate into American society.  Biden's new executive order (EO) indicated that the federal government would consult with American communities across the country about refugees' resettlement. [...] However, with the stroke of a pen Thursday [2/4/2021], Biden revoked Trump's Executive Order 13888 that enhanced state and local involvement in refugees' resettlement within their jurisdiction.

Promised a wall, left with a hole:  Border rancher fears Biden order will funnel migrants through his land.  A fourth-generation rancher who once viewed the border wall project as a blessing now faces a nightmare after construction was stopped 1 mile before being finished, leaving a hole right in his backyard through which he fears immigrants will be funneled.  A wall project originating near El Paso, Texas, came to an abrupt end last week near Hermanas, New Mexico, less than a mile short of where it was slated to connect to another wall.  Landowner Russell Johnson said President Biden has set his family up as the first spot in the 90 miles to El  Paso where people will try to sneak into the country, and Johnson is scared for his wife and kids.

Biden Order on Refugees Raises Yearly Limit from 15,000 to 125,000.  Joe Biden's latest Executive Order on the nation's asylum system will reportedly raise the number of refugees from 15,000 — a historic low under President Trump — to 125,000 during his first year in office.  "I'm approving an executive order to begin the hard work of restoring our refugee admissions program to help meet the unprecedented global need," said the President.

Former CBP Head:  Biden Has Decimated Border Protections With 'Stroke Of A Pen'.  Former Acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan slammed the Biden administration Tuesday [2/2/2021] for undoing significant border protections put into place by President Trump.  Morgan first took aim at White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki for trashing Trump's efforts to secure the border, and attributing the infamous Obama/Biden 'kids in cages' and family separation policy to Trump.  After Psaki had spoken, calling Trump's border policies "horrific", Morgan stated that "There isn't enough time to address all the spin and misinformation that the Press Secretary just sent out."  Morgan outlined that agencies within the Trump administration have been "working tirelessly" to reunite families separated at the border.

DHS Is Giving Illegal Immigrants 'Equal Access' to Wuhan Coronavirus Vaccines.  The Department of Homeland Security announced today the agency supports granting illegal immigrants equal access to the Wuhan coronavirus vaccine, which is in short supply for American citizens.  "DHS and its Federal government partners fully support equal access to the COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine distribution sites for undocumented immigrants.  It is a moral and public health imperative to ensure that all individuals residing in the United States have access to the vaccine.  DHS encourages all individuals, regardless of immigration status, to receive the COVID-19 vaccine once eligible under local distribution guidelines," DHS released in a statement Monday [2/1/2021].

Could Democrats pack a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants into a COVID-19 aid bill?  House Democrats want the next round of coronavirus aid to include citizenship for 5 million illegal immigrants who are considered to be among the pandemic's "essential" workforce.  A group of 100 House Democrats sent their leadership a request to include the language in a budget resolution that would pave the way for the Senate to use a tactic called reconciliation to pass the bill with only 51 votes instead of the usual 60 votes.

Federal Judge to Extend Order Blocking Biden Administration's 100-Day Deportation Pause.  An order blocking President Joe Biden's administration from its attempted deportation pause will be extended, a federal judge said during a hearing Friday [1/29/2021].  U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton, a Trump nominee, said he plans to extend the order by two weeks, effectively doubling its time.  The additional weeks are required so the case can be reviewed properly, he said during a hearing, according to the Austin-American Statesman.  The extension wasn't on the court docket as of Saturday morning.  Tipton said he wants to hear more about an agreement reached by the Trump administration and Texas officials late last year that forces the federal government to give Texas 180 days notice before changing immigration enforcement in the state.  He also wants to receive information about whether the proposed deportation pause would cause convicts or people accused of serious crimes to go free.

Large Group of Haitian Migrants Cross Border into Texas.  Border Patrol agents in the Del Rio Sector apprehended a large group of suspected Haitian migrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico into Texas.  Although apprehensions on the border garner little attention, the size of such groups and their country of origin does tell a story.  An anonymous source reported the illegal entry and apprehension of a single group of over 90 illegal aliens.  Many in the group are suspected of being nationals of Haiti.  According to the source, Mexican immigration officials alerted U.S. authorities along the border concerning the potential arrival of the migrants who were traveling through Mexico on charter busses.

Former Trump Aide Stephen Miller Details How Awful Biden's Immigration Order Actually Is.  Former Trump administration staffer Stephen Miller appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight to detail the impact of President Joe Biden's Executive Order on immigration enforcement.  While Biden billed the order as a temporary halt on deportations for 100 days, it appears to include much more.  Biden may not be abolishing Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE); he is just ensuring they have nothing to do.  Host Tucker Carlson began with an update on a story that broke last week.  The Biden administration sent a directive to ICE detention centers instructing them to release all detainees obtained by the host.

Texas Judge Blocks Biden's Plan To Pause Deportations.  Last Wednesday [1/20/2021], after Joe Biden was inaugurated as President of the United States, the top official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memo demanding many deportations to be paused.  But on Tuesday, a Texas judge blocked the move.  U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton, who was nominated by former President Trump on February 4, 2020, then confirmed by the Senate on June 3, 2020, issued a temporary restraining order blocking the move for 14 days on Tuesday. [...] But on Friday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a complaint arguing that Texas would face irreparable harm from a deportation freeze.  He said it would increase education and healthcare costs.  "Paxton also said it went against the terms of an enforcement agreement Texas brokered with the Trump administration less than two weeks before Biden took office," Reuters reported.

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Biden Deportation Freeze After Texas Challenge.  A federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked an executive order issued by President Joe Biden to halt the deportation of certain immigrants for 100 days.  U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton, an appointee of former President Donald Trump, issued a temporary restraining order on Jan. 26, blocking Biden's policy nationwide for 14 days after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton challenged it in court.  The order is a setback to the Biden administration, which has proposed far-reaching changes, including a plan to legalize about 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States illegally.  Last week, the administration also issued an order that halts all U.S.-Mexico border wall construction.  During former President Donald Trump's four years in office, Democrats and immigration activists often filed lawsuits in an attempt to halt Trump's border wall construction, among other immigration provisions.  With Paxton's lawsuit, it's likely that Republicans may do the same — especially with hundreds of judges appointed by Trump during his term in office.

Judge Slaps Down Biden's Deportation Freeze.  A federal judge has slapped down President Biden's 100 day deportation freeze for illegal aliens, ruling in favor of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who sued against the measure.  [Tweets]  "A federal judge on Tuesday barred the U.S. government from enforcing a 100-day deportation moratorium that is a key immigration priority of President Joe Biden," the Associated Press reports.  "U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton issued a temporary restraining order sought by Texas, which sued on Friday against a Department of Homeland Security memo that instructed immigration agencies to pause most deportations.  Tipton said the Biden administration had failed 'to provide any concrete, reasonable justification for a 100-day pause on deportations.'"

Federal court in Texas blocks Biden's 100-day deportation "pause".  A federal judge in Texas blocked President Biden's 100-day deportation "pause" on Tuesday [1/26/2021] in a ruling that may point to a new phase of conservative legal challenges to his administration's immigration agenda.  Judge Drew Tipton, a Trump appointee, granted a temporary restraining order sought by Texas attorney general Ken Paxton, saying the state had demonstrated a likelihood of facing immediate harm from Biden's pause.  The court order will be in effect for 14 days while Tipton considers a broader motion by the state for a preliminary injunction.  Though the order is temporary, the state's lawsuit portends more legal challenges by Biden opponents appealing to a judicial branch reshaped by the confirmation of hundreds of Trump appointees.

'Release them all, immediately': Tucker Carlson reveals email sent to ICE officials after Biden's deportation halt.  Fox News's Tucker Carlson revealed an exclusive email showing that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials were told to release all illegal immigrants in custody.  "As of midnight tonight, stop all removals," the email reported by Carlson on his show Friday night [1/22/2021] reads.  "This includes Mexican bus runs, charter flights and commercial removals (until further notice). ... All cases are to be considered [no significant likelihood of removal in foreseeable future]."  The email adds, "Release them all, immediately.  No sponsor available is not acceptable any longer."

It's the remittances, not poverty.  We hear that President Biden and President Lopez-Obrador spoke by phone.  According to news reports, the Mexican president said that the U.S. is offering US$4 billion to Central America.  I guess that President Biden is hoping that money going south will keep caravans from going north, or something like that.  It sounds good but it won't really work.  The biggest problem with Mexico and Central America is that the leaders have grown accustomed to remesas or remittances.  They flow south every week, from one guy in Texas sending mom a $100 a month to even bigger numbers.  These remittances are the social net for many of these countries, as we see in this WSJ report: [...] So the money goes south and keeps going south.  In theory, dealing with the root cause of poverty is a noble idea.  In this case, they are not coming here because they are poor.  They are coming here because they can make more money and send dollars to mom.  Can it be stopped?  Not really.

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Even if remittances can't be stopped, they could still be taxed.

By 2-to-1 Margin, Voters Want Migrant Caravan Stopped at the Border.  With another caravan of migrants from Honduras heading north toward the United States, Americans overwhelmingly want the caravan stopped at the U.S. border.  Sixty percent (60%) of Likely U.S. Voters in a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey say the government should stop the caravan at the border.  That's double the 30% of voters who believe the migrants should be allowed to enter the United States temporarily until each of their cases can be individually reviewed.

Face It:  The Open-Borders Crowd Won.  There's no getting around the fact that Joe Biden's inauguration signals a radical shift in immigration policies.  But beyond that, the Biden era will see the virtual end of border security; a halt to immigration arrests, deportations, and detentions; a massive increase in the number of refugees allowed into the U.S.; and the legalization of millions of illegal aliens — among other radical proposals.  The victory of the open borders crowd is total and complete.  "It simply wouldn't have happened without us," Lorella Praeli, co-president of the liberal group Community Change, said of Biden's victory.  "So we are now in a powerful position."

Texas Attorney General to Sue Biden Admin Over "Illegal Deportation Freeze".  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday evening [1/21/2021] announced he will be taking action against the Biden Administration over its "illegal deportation freeze."  Biden signed an Executive Order on Wednesday putting a "temporary" 100-day freeze on deportations of illegal aliens.

Joe Biden Is Manufacturing A Crisis At The Border.  On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed six executive orders on immigration, proposed a sweeping amnesty bill, and ordered the Department of Homeland Security to pause deportations.  That's an awful lot of activity on an issue that he barely mentioned during the campaign.  In doing so, Biden is laying the groundwork for a new border crisis — the very thing his predecessor spent four years trying to avoid.  First, let's set the record straight on the Trump administration's achievements at the border.  While the wall was the only thing the mainstream press focused on — and which now covers 24% of the U.S.-Mexico border — Trump scored multiple victories in securing the border.

Mayorkas: No, we're not defunding ICE — and it might need more resources.  This seems a bit off-message for a nominee to an administration looking to unleash the flood at the southern border.  Of course, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will need all of the resources it can get if the Biden administration follows through with the ultra-progressive amnesty proposal it plans to drop tomorrow [1/20/2021].  Still, the mantra from the Left over the Trump era was to defund ICE along with, or maybe especially before, other law enforcement.  Biden nominee for Homeland Security Secretary rejected it this morning.  Alejandro Mayorkas, whose appointment already has other problems, told Senator James Lankford (R-OK) that not only would the Biden administration oppose defunding ICE, it might ask for more resources for enforcement.

Honduran Migrant Within Massive Horde Say Biden Is Giving Them 100 Days To Get Into US, Will Help Them All.  A migrant reportedly from Honduras said in an interview with CNN that the caravan he was part of was coming to the United States because President-elect Joe Biden has "given us 100 days" to arrive and receive legal documents, according to Fox News.  "What I want for my people, I just want patience and prayers that we can get to the U.S. because they're having a new president whereas Biden, he's going to help all of us," the migrant said, Fox News reported.  "He's given us 100 days to get to the U.S. and give us 'legalment' paper so we can get a better life for our kids and family."  [Video clip]

Guatemalan Government Declares the Most Violent Migrant Invaders Caravan They've Seen Fights with their Military at Border.  Guatemalan security forces on Sunday [1/17/2021] used sticks and tear gas to beat back a large migrant caravan bound for the United States, just days before the advent of a new U.S. administration, which urged travelers to abandon the journey.  Between 7,000 and 8,000 migrants, including families with young children, have entered Guatemala since Friday, authorities say, fleeing poverty and violence in a region hammered by the coronavirus pandemic and back-to-back hurricanes in November.  [Video clip]

Migrant Invaders Turn Guatamala into a Battlefield Straight out of a History Channel Documentary.  Guatamala is being forced to deploy hundreds to thousands of troops in order to prevent the massive influx of illegal immigrant invaders that are hellbent on making it to the USA in order to get amnesty from Joe Biden.  [Video clip]

Guatemalan Police Dismantle Caravan Headed For United States.  [Scroll down]  It's still not clear how many of the migrants have returned home and how many are just waiting for another opportunity.  These caravans originally began as a way to protect people from kidnapping and violence along the road but at this point it seems the caravans attract so much attention that they are unable to get through, at least as a group.  I wonder if this tactic will decline as people decide it doesn't work.  Meanwhile, Guatemala's foreign affairs secretary blamed a complete lack of action by Honduras for allowing this caravan to get as far as it did.  Instead of holding them back the Honduran security forces allegedly gave them an escort.

Biden to propose 8-year citizenship path for immigrants without legal status.  President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration.  It would provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal status, according to a person granted anonymity to discuss the legislation.  It's a massive reversal from the Trump administration's harsh immigration policies.  The legislation puts Biden on track to deliver on a major campaign promise after four years of President Donald Trump's restrictive policies.  But it does not include beefed-up border security, which makes passage in Congress in doubt.

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Bias alert:  What was so "harsh" and "restrictive" about President Trump's immigration policies?  Were those adjectives really necessary?

Don't Bother Learning to Code.  [Scroll down]  The annual H-1B quota stands at 65,000 per year.  There is an additional 20,000 set aside for applicants holding a degree from an American graduate school, such as those studying on a J-1 "exchange visitors" visa.  The J-1 typically goes to teachers, professors, research scholars, for whom the visa expires after five years.  To obtain a J-1, applicants must show their intention to return to their country origin at the end of the program, because the program is "designed to promote the interchange of persons, knowledge, and skills, in the fields of education, arts, and science."  But there is nothing so permanent as a temporary nonimmigrant visitor.  J-1 holders can apply for an adjustment of status to H-1B.  The H-1B is a dual-intent visa, which means it offers a path to a green card.  With a few twists and turns, then, exchange visitors become permanent residents who displace Americans in the fields of education, arts, and science.

Biden's Unjust Moves on Immigration.  The majority (about 2/3) of illegal immigrants in this country came for a short visit and never left.  More than 10 million apply for temporary visas every year.  Between 20% and 30%, who are not able to convince a consular officer at our embassies abroad that they have sufficiently strong ties to their homeland to bring them back, do not receive visas.  Those that did promised to return and, in order to be admitted upon entry, promised to leave within their allotted timeframe.  They lied — just like the vast majority claiming asylum, which is legally limited to those with a credible fear of official persecution, not just bad living conditions, no matter how poor or crime-ridden.

Joe Biden:  Amnesty for Everyone Who Was Here on January 1.  President-elect Joe Biden's amnesty plan will reportedly provide the glittering prize of U.S. citizenship to everyone who can show they were in the United States illegally on January 1, if Congress passes the wage-cutting, nation-changing legislation amid a deep economic recession.  "To qualify, immigrants must have been in the United States as of Jan. 1, a move meant to blunt any rush to the border," according to a description provided "by transition officials" to the Washington Post.

If You Wanted Joe Biden, You Get Him, and You Don't Get to Complain.  You can't spend a year fluffing Biden as the only hope for the union and then act surprised when he does exactly what he said he would do.  This is a guy who stood on a debate stage and raised his hand pledging universal healthcare to illegal immigrants.  He's already trying to roll out an amnesty bill and he hasn't even taken office yet.  That bill includes a path to citizenship with zero new enforcement mechanisms or resources.  In a phrase, it's exactly what you'd expect. [...] The election is over.  The time to fret about Biden's immigration policies was before you voted for him.

Report: Biden Team to Migrant Caravan:  Don't Come, You Won't Get In — Yet.  NBC News reports that a senior Biden transition team member warned the newest caravan of Honduran migrants not to come to the U.S. at this time.  The official reportedly advised that if they come they will not be allowed to enter the U.S. — for now.  "The situation at the border isn't going to be transformed overnight," the unnamed transition official told NBC News.  "There's help on the way, but now is not the time to make the journey."

Joe Biden's big amnesty plan stuns even the open-borders activists for its 'boldness' and 'ambition'.  If anyone thought the low-legitimacy Joe Biden presidency was going to be a tip-toe unity caretaker operation, they had another thing coming.  Biden's getting right to work on a huge, unpopular amnesty plan to reward an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants with instant green cards and a "right" to citizenship after a mere eight years.  He's cynically planning to put it in place with the expectation that Congress will swing to the Republicans in 2022, based on public opposition.

Biden plans early legislation to offer legal status to 11 million immigrants without it.  During his first days in office, President-elect Joe Biden plans to send a groundbreaking legislative package to Congress to address the long-elusive goal of immigration reform, including what's certain to be a controversial centerpiece:  a pathway to citizenship for an estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the country without legal status, according to immigrant rights activists in communication with the Biden-Harris transition team.  The bill also would provide a shorter pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of people with temporary protected status and beneficiaries of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals who were brought to the U.S. as children, and probably also for certain front-line essential workers, vast numbers of whom are immigrants.

Chamber of Commerce [will] Work with Joe Biden on Expanding Legal Immigration as 18[ ]M[illion] Americans [are] Jobless.  Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue says the business group "will work cooperatively" with President-Elect Joe Biden to expand legal immigration levels to the United States in order to fill American jobs with foreign workers as 18 million Americans remain jobless.  At an annual event this week, Donohue outlined the group's plans to work hand-in-hand with incoming Biden administration officials to expand legal immigration levels beyond their already historic rates, where more than 1.2 million green cards are allotted every year and 1.4 million foreign visa workers are admitted to take American jobs annually.

Migrants chanting 'Biden!  Biden!' stampede border.  In the wake of the presidential election, concerns over the safety of our great nation's borders have been brought to light, as immigration is perhaps one of the most contested issues in today's political climate.  President Trump implemented strict policies throughout the last four years to protect America, which Joe Biden is expected to loosen.  Come one, come all!  On the night of December 29, up to 400 migrants — mostly from Cuba — forced their way past Mexican immigration and over turnstiles on the Paso del Norte Bridge, seeking to force their way into El Paso, Texas.

Migrants Chanting "Biden, Biden" Storm US-Mexico Border Crossing — Trump's MPP And "Remain In Mexico Policy" Saves The Day.  An El Paso-Juárez border bridge was blocked Tuesday [12/29/2020] overnight when a huge group of Cubans and other migrants tired of waiting in Mexico showed stormed into the United States.  Some left-leaning media reported that there were only 100 immigrants and they didn't report about Biden's chants.  Almost lost in the distractions of the holiday weekend, on the night of December 29 up to 400 mostly Cuban migrants forced their way past Mexican immigration and overpayment turnstiles on the Paso del Norte Bridge from Ciudad Juarez with a desire to force their way into downtown El Paso, Texas, according to news reporting.

Defenders of Civilization?  There are more immigrants in the United States than at any time in its history.  More arrive here each year, legally or illegally, than to any other nation.  And they do so not for the New Green Deal or abortion on demand.  Instead, as mostly minorities, they expect to find more freedom, economic prosperity, meritocracy, and personal safety in America than they did as majorities in their home nations.  Do they know, but cannot say, that?  Yet we are hellbent on transmogrifying the immigrant experience into one in which the newly arrived must lodge complaints against their hosts, as if we are to assume they chose to immigrate to what they didn't like and to abandon what they did.  What happened to requiring every immigrant to have familiarity with English, a high school diploma, and legal entry?  Does anyone believe such requirements would make newcomers less successful?  Or is the rub that they would arrive more independent, more upbeat about America, and less inclined to be patronized — and therefore not so needed by the Left?

Federal Court:  President Donald Trump Has Authority to Bar Uninsured Immigrants from Admission.  The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled in favor of President Donald Trump's order barring entry to legal immigrants until they fund their own health insurance and avoid becoming a "public charge' for taxpayers.  The San Francisco Chronicle put the number of migrants who would not be admissible at an estimated 375,000 every year — or about one million every 2.5 years.

Hey, GOP: This is Your Do or Die Moment.  [Scroll down]  Plan C for Democrats is to open the borders, granting amnesty, citizenship, and voting rights to millions of foreigners, mostly poor, eager to enjoy the largess of American workers and taxpayers, voting to keep the benefit spigot wide open.  Flood Texas with immigrants, turn it blue, and it's lights out for the GOP, assuming Democrats haven't yet abolished the Electoral College.  They won't even need to rig the election at that point.

CBP Chief:  Joe Biden Will Spur 'Waves' of 'Uncontrolled Mass Migration' to U.S..  President-elect Joe Biden's plan to end a series of United States cooperative asylum agreements with Central America will spur "waves" of illegal immigration to the southern border, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Chief Mark Morgan says.  As Breitbart News reported, Joe Biden is planning to tear down President Donald Trump's legal wall that he has built through U.S. agreements with Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador that have helped stem illegal immigration at the southern border and allow federal immigration officials to quickly return border crossers to their native countries.

Biden backpedals on opening border on day one, but the damage is done.  President-elect Joe Biden may have realized he does not want a southwest border crisis in his administration, but the damage he created with his campaign promises is already done.  After irresponsibly making campaign statements that "we owe" illegal aliens amnesty and promising to end the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" program on day one, Biden has balked, stating he would make such changes at a slower pace than originally promised.  It's too late.  The alien smugglers have already cashed their checks.  Without even waiting for our election or heeding pandemic restrictions or the rapid increase in virus cases in the United States and Mexico, large migrant flows to our border restarted.

Cruz Blocks Democrat-Backed Bill that Would Open Pipeline of Migrants from Hong Kong to U.S..  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), at the last minute on Friday, blocked a Democrat-backed bill that would have created a pipeline for Hong Kong citizens to come to the U.S. under Temporary Protection Status or asylum, which virtually would allow for a massive transfer of migrants into the country.  The bill, the Hong Kong People's Freedom and Choice Act, Cruz said, would allow Democrats "to advance their long-standing goals on changing [US] immigration laws."

U.S. Supreme Court throws out challenge to Trump census immigrant plan.  The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday threw out a lawsuit seeking to block President Donald Trump's plan to exclude immigrants living illegally in the United States from the population count used to allocate congressional districts to states.  The 6-3 ruling on ideological lines, with the court's six conservatives in the majority and three liberals dissenting, gives Trump a short-term victory as he pursues his hard-line policies toward immigration in the final weeks of his presidency.

Foreign Refugee Managers:  Keep Americans in the Dark.  Nearly all managers in taxpayer-funded, refugee-delivery organizations say the public should have no say about the delivery of unskilled refugees into Americans' neighborhoods, job markets, and schools, says a survey by refugee groups.  The 61-page survey was released December 8 by the Refugee Council USA and the Center for Migration Studies, as the refugee groups cheered Joe Biden for his campaign-trail promise to dramatically expand the flow of low-wage refugees into Americans' workplaces.  Just 15 percent of managers in refugee agencies, and just 14 percent of refugee officials in state governments, said that "neighborhood associations" should be "given a voice in the Refugee Resettlement process," according to a chart on page 27 of the survey.

Illegal-immigrant caravans [are] back on the way, and Joe Biden 'invited' them.  A border crisis is brewing before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.  Migrant caravans are forming in Honduras, where residents were hit with a pair of devastating hurricanes last month, adding to the economic hardship caused by COVID-19.  Faced with ruin, many Hondurans have decided to defy local travel bans and head north.  "People are no longer scared of the coronavirus," one caravan organizer told Bloomberg.  "They're going hungry, they've lost everything, and some towns are still flooded." The organizer added that migrants are savvy about shifts in US border policy:  "When there is a change in government in the US or Mexico, caravans start to move, because they are testing the waters to see how authorities respond."

Cartels telling migrants 'border will be open' when Biden takes over, Texas Democrat says.  Since Election Day, the Department of Homeland Security has been preparing for an onslaught of Central American migrants who are being driven by cartel organizations to try to enter the U.S. Southwest border, according to a South Texas congressman.  U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, told Border Report on Friday afternoon that he was briefed by DHS a couple weeks ago "that the bad guys are starting to promote to people of Central America and Mexico that 'the border will be open; it will be different so start getting ready to come.'"

California Democrats pressure Biden and Congress to abolish ICE.  California Democrats hope to push the incoming Congress and Biden administration to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the coming year with a new state bill.  Democratic lawmakers in the California Assembly and Senate introduced this week the Abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement bill, a joint resolution that calls for the federal agency at the Department of Homeland Security to be shuttered.  A state legislature does not have the legal ability to take apart a federal agency — only Congress has that authority.  Two assemblymembers who spoke with the Washington Examiner believe Democrats in Washington are motivated to move on the liberal wish list item now.  "The only way we can move past the real damaging impact of ICE is to completely get rid of it and move on.  I think with the Biden administration, there's an opportunity to do that," said Assemblyman Ash Kalra, one of 15 co-authors.  "We're calling on Congress to act in conjunction with the federal administration."

Biden's Illegal Immigrant Gravy Train.  In the face of congressional fiscal and logistical roadblocks, President Trump has been undaunted in his efforts to control illegal immigration through the use of emergency powers, executive fiats, and discretionary financing to build an $11 billion wall on the southwest border.  Biden proclaims that he will not spend a dime on another foot of construction.  Instead, he will sprinkle fairy dust over the heads of everyone who's already breached it and turn a blind's eye to those in passage.  The new price of admission:  lifelong fealty and a vote or two.  Election fraud will be old hat, as counting ballots would become the constitutionally-protected, token expression for biennial Democrat landslides.  Customs and the Border Patrol, to the extent that they will survive the hissy fits of the Squad, will be made to sit on their hands in the role of babysitters and midwives.

The Stupid Party Redux.  On the evening of December 2, led by Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), the GOP quietly convened, avoiding public hearings, and gave their unanimous consent agreement for an amended version of S. 386, the "Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act."  "Under the bill, those on a long-term temporary visa who can secure a job offer requiring a college degree will, after a wait of 270 days, be able to obtain a three-year renewable work permit and permission to travel in and out of the country," explains Jessica M. Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies.  "It will be a status comparable to permanent residency with a green card, but without having to wait in line or be restricted by annual immigration limits," she adds.  "It will potentially apply to hundreds of thousands of people each year, including foreign students, exchange visitors, NAFTA workers, investors, and more."

Buried lede:  WaPo reports Mexican officials terrified of Biden's open-borders-and-amnesty dinner triangle.  So much for this new era of "restored" comity and normalcy in foreign relations, as Biden, his team, and their press lackeys have promoted.  Already we've seen the fear and pre-emptive triage actions in the Middle East based on fears of a return to the Obama lead-from-behind policy of weakness.  We've also see the fear in East Asia as small Pacific Rim nations and democracy campaigners in places like Hong Kong worry about a rampant China and a naive and ineffectual Jimmy Carter-style Biden administration.  Now we've got a full blown concern from Mexico that with Biden ringing the dinner trial of amnesty, migrant surges will trash Mexico, as if that country didn't have enough problems as it is.  If you want to start a migrant surge, there probably isn't a better way to do it than to advertise free amnesty at the destination, as Mickey Kaus noted in one of his tweets.

Democrats Want $5.5 Billion Bailout of New York City's Illegal Population.  The coronavirus crash has completely impoverished New York City's huge illegal-migrant population, so it needs a bailout from billionaires, says a far left group of open border activists.  The advocacy group, Make the Road NY, wants to raise $5.5 billion from 120 New York billionaires to provide roughly $750 per week in aid for up to 1.2 million illegal migrants and their dependents.  Numerous Democratic legislators back the campaign.

Biden's Foolish Immigration Priorities.  After many false starts — including the zero-tolerance policy that drove family separations — the Trump administration got a handle on the border thanks to its "remain in Mexico" policy and "safe third country" agreements with Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.  These initiatives closed an enormous loophole in the U.S. asylum system — undeserving asylum-seekers were able to gain access to our country, stay here for years while their claims worked their way through overwhelmed immigration courts, and remain even after their claims were denied because we lack the capacity (or will) to track and deport them.  This running, de facto amnesty served as a powerful magnet for migrants from Central America.  But the Trump administration managed to get Mexico to agree to the so-called Migration Protection Protocols.  This meant that asylum-seekers from countries other than Mexico could be made to remain in Mexico while their claims were adjudicated in the U.S.

Under A Biden Administration, Expect An Explosion In Illegal Immigration.  One of the big changes we should expect under a Joe Biden administration is an explosion of illegal immigration and a renewed crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.  The reason for this is simple: the immigration and border policies the Trump administration has put into place over the past four years have succeeded in driving down illegal immigration, and Biden has promised to reverse nearly all of them.  Throughout the campaign, Biden was forthright about his plans to dismantle Trump's immigration and border security agenda.  His team is now planning to carry out those plans, including a 100-day moratorium on deportations, directives to curtail arrests of illegal immigrants, and a full restoration of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.

Joe Biden will stop building Trump's wall as soon as he is sworn in but will leave barrier intact.  Joe Biden will immediately halt construction of Donald Trump's southern border wall as soon as he is sworn into office, but will leave whatever has already been built in place.  So far, Trump's administration has spent $15 billion on adding to and reinforcing areas with existing barriers and building brand new 30-foot-tall bollard fencing.  While 400 miles of these see-through black metal slats have been built, only 12 miles of the border did not have some sort of existing barrier before construction commenced, The Dallas Morning News noted in a report Wednesday evening [11/11/2020].

Biden to freeze deportations, welcome illegals.  Here's yet another subject that I don't recall Joe Biden mentioning during the general election campaign.  Unlike the 2016 race, the subject of illegal immigration was barely an afterthought in this election.  But now that Joe Biden appears poised to become the 46th President, he's promising to undo even more of the progress achieved by Donald Trump in terms of enforcing the nation's immigration laws.  Not only does he plan to fully restore the Obama-era DREAMER protections, but he will declare a 100-day freeze on all deportations, even for criminal illegal aliens.  During that time he will be revising the guidelines for ICE as to which illegals can be deported, rolling back the gains we've made on that front over the past four years.

US to send asylum seekers home to Cameroon despite 'death plane' warnings.  The US is expected to fly Cameroonian asylum seekers back to their home country on Tuesday despite fears that their lives will be at risk and reports that deportees repatriated last month are now missing.  Some of the deportees are activists from the country's anglophone minority, who face arrest warrants for their political activities from government forces with a well documented record of extrajudicial killings.  They and their lawyers refer to Tuesday's flight as the "death plane".  Lawyers, human rights groups and Democratic senator Chris Van Hollen have appealed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to halt deportation flights to Cameroon while political violence is still widespread there and while at least some of the detainees have cases pending or motions to reopen cases before the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Federal judge tosses Trump's 'public charge' immigration rule.  A federal judge in Chicago issued a nationwide halt Monday [11/2/2020] to President Trump's attempt to make more immigrants have to prove self-sufficiency in order to win a path to citizenship.  Judge Gary Feinerman ruled the government cut too many procedural corners in issuing what was known as the "public charge" rule.  Homeland Security had asked him to confine his ruling to a limited geography and to delay its effectiveness while it was appealed.  The Obama appointee rejected both requests, announcing a nationwide policy.

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It is not "Trump's rule."  It has been a matter of federal law for some time.  And what happened on January 27 at the Supreme Court?

Summarizing Joe Biden.  Biden is a fan of open borders.  He promises to not build another foot of border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.  He'll put a 100-day moratorium on deportations and will end the practice of requiring asylum seekers to stay in Mexico while their cases are considered.  "Catch and release" will again be the government's policy.

Predawn ride-along with Border Patrol reveals unseen challenges of the job.  Just before dawn is when the U.S.-Mexico border's busiest region for illegal immigration is at peak activity.  Under cover of darkness, smugglers on the south side of the Rio Grande River push off floats and rafts that carry migrants who paid $1,000 each just to get over the river.  The federal agent whom I am following today makes it sound like chess, only this game is between Border Patrol agents and the relentless network of cartels ferrying their human cargo into the United States.  Mexican scouts who watch the river will give smugglers the OK when it is safe to push migrants into the water and toward the sandy shores of Texas.  They send people up the riverbank in one area, where those migrants may be detected and lead Border Patrol agents on a chase.  This distraction then allows the smugglers to push several other groups of migrants across the river.

Immigration Isn't an Uncontrollable Force of Nature After All.  New data from the Census Bureau shows that during the first two years of President Trump's administration, a time of rapid job growth and historically low unemployment, immigration went down.  How is that possible?  As the quotes above suggest, we've been told for years, both by Democrats and Republicans, that immigration is an unstoppable natural force, like the tides or continental drift.  That turns out to have been malarkey.  A new study by the Center for Immigration Studies finds that from 2017 to 2019, the growth in the immigrant population slowed dramatically.  This was the result of a combination of fewer new people coming and more who were already here (many of them illegal) going home.  Immigration didn't stop, nor did the number of immigrants here overall decline.  But during those first two years of the Trump Administration, growth in the total immigrant population averaged about 200,000 a year, as opposed to about 650,000 a year between 2010 and 2017 under President Obama.

Donald Trump Will Ride a Coyote to Victory.  Donald Trump has actually studied the deadly situation on our southern border.  In the debate he explained why the U.S. had to separate immigrant kids from their so-called "parents."  That's because human traffickers (called in the region "coyotes," Spanish pronunciation) smuggle children.  Thousands and thousands of children.  It's a huge business, conducted on the hides of the helpless and innocent. The Stream ran a plea by Mexican TV star and pro-life activist Eduardo Verástegui on this subject.  He begged the U.S. to build a border wall.  Why?  To stop this hemorrhage of kidnapped and trafficked Latino kids into the sex and child pornography industries, and slave labor on U.S. farms.  All that is real.  Coyotes are real, and a present danger to thousands of helpless women and children.  By some estimates, they rape up to 80% of Central American women and girls who enter the U.S. illegally.  We don't control our southern border.  The coyote rape gangs do.  And that's a national scandal.

The City is Killing America.  Welfare states don't create jobs.  They're what happens when there are too many people and no jobs.  We might be able to build our way out of this dead end, but we have to begin by questioning the urban model which is at the root of all of our national problems.  America doesn't need an expanding population.  Urban political machines do. [...] There is no shortage of cheap labor in America.  We don't need more of it.  Every major city is already choking on the unemployed cheap labor forces they have.  And unless we have a massive manufacturing boom, the only employment opportunities for them are in the gig economy where they can deliver pad thai and give rides to environmental consultants.  The urban model hasn't worked for America in sixty years.  The pandemic has put it on the verge of collapse as the wealthy industries that made cities their base flee into virtual workspaces.  It's time to rethink and defund cities as the hubs of our economy and our nation.

DHS Begins Fast-Track 'Expedited Removal' of Illegal Migrants.  The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has quietly launched a nationwide fast-track deportation process dubbed "Expedited Removal."  The fast-track process was created by Congress in 1996 but was ignored by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, who quietly welcomed the inflow of consumers and cheap, illegal labor.  The expedited process allows agents to arrest recently arrived migrants and deport them without intervention by pro-migration legal groups or sanctuary-city politicians.

8 Highlights From Second Biden-Trump Debate.  [#6] Illegal Immigration and Border Enforcement:  Trump and Biden had a sharp disagreement about enforcing immigration law, in particular the Trump administration's early policy of separating children from adults when they come across the southern border and placing children in detention centers with "cages."  "The children are brought here by coyotes and lots of bad people, cartels, and they're brought here and they used to use them to get into our country," Trump said.  "We now have as strong a border as we've ever had.  We're over 400 miles of brand new wall.  You see the numbers.  We let people in, but they have to come in legally,"[.] [...] But Trump said his administration actually inherited the Obama policy of putting children in cages.  "We changed the policy.  They did it.  We changed — they built the cages," Trump said.  "Who built the cages, Joe?"  According to The Associated Press, placing migrant children in cages began in 2014 under the Obama administration.

Guatemala Sends Back 3,500 Migrants in Honduran Caravan.  Associated Press reports Guatemala has sent back almost 3,500 Honduran migrants from a caravan that was heading to the United States over concerns they might spread Covid-19, President Alejandro Giammattei announced.  In a televised message broadcast on Sunday, President Alejandro Giammattei said Guatemalan security forces were able to "contain" the caravan which he said posed a health threat due to the coronavirus pandemic.  "We are experiencing a pandemic in Guatemala which has cost us to control with months of efforts," said the president, adding it was an "obligation" to reduce the risk of further contagion.

Trump administration wants to screen credit scores, tax returns of immigrants' U.S. sponsors.  American citizens, U.S. nationals and lawful permanent residents who sponsor an immigrant visa for a family member to live permanently in the United States must sign a legal and enforceable contract with the federal government know as the Affidavit of Support, agreeing to use their financial resources to support the immigrant.  Last year, President Donald Trump signed a memorandum that revives an old self-sufficiency immigration law that requires sponsors of immigrants to reimburse the U.S. government for any federal means-tested public benefits the sponsored immigrant receives.  And now, the Department of Homeland Security has announced a notice of proposed rulemaking that aims to "hold immigrant sponsors accountable for failing to meet the obligations of contracts they sign with the federal government."

That Migrant Caravan From Honduras Didn't Make It Very Far.  On Friday, John reported on the return of an unwelcome fall ritual.  That would be the start of the migrant caravan season when illegal aliens gather together in huge groups to attempt the trek from Guatemala and Honduras up through Mexico to either try to cross the United States border illegally or present themselves for asylum.  (Frequently both if they get caught trying to jump the border.)  In this case, roughly 1,000 migrants, primarily from Honduras, formed up and headed through Guatemala toward Mexico's southern border heading north.  By yesterday, their numbers were estimated to have swollen to 2,000.  But in a surprising turn of events, the governments of both Guatemala and Mexico stepped up their games and shut the caravan down almost entirely.  As of this morning [10/4/2020], the vast majority of them were on buses heading back to Honduras.

Guatemala to detain 2,000 U.S. bound migrants.  Guatemala says it will detain and return a migrant caravan of around 2,000 that entered the country illegally from Honduras on Thursday, according to an Associated Press report.  Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammettei vowed that the caravan, which was likely bound for the U.S, would be sent back to Honduras amid coronavirus concerns.

Mexico sees U.S. election behind migrant caravan, seeks to avoid Trump spat.  Mexico's president on Friday [10/2/2020] said he suspected political interference behind a new migrant caravan in Central America, promising to keep his country out of the U.S. presidential race as the group splintered and some began turning back.

Mexican President Notes Central American Caravan Timed to Interfere With U.S. Election.  As a consequence there are a myriad of ideological efforts underway, simultaneously with increased intensity, intended to influence the 2020 election.  Pelosi/Soros Inc. working earnestly on mail in ballots.  Big Tech continues efforts to disconnect the voices of their political opposition.  Big Media continues efforts to frame anti-Trump narratives to assist their political allies.  The big Wall St. multinationals, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, are pouring money into efforts to block the re-election of President Trump.  Foreign money is pouring in from China and overseas interests who are negatively impacted by the America First national economic agenda.  Regional politicians and their various special-interest groups are being funded to keep fueling antagonisms; and Hollywood influencers are 'all-in' once again to assist the effort.

Another Migrant Caravan Departs for the United States.  The United States is such a white supremacist, oppressive, and evil country that a whole new caravan of migrants is leaving Honduras bound for the United States, where mail-in ballots await.  CBS News reports that a migrant caravan was expected to leave October 1 but that hundreds of migrants are leaving early just two weeks after Honduras opened its northern border with Guatemala.

A new migrant caravan is marching north as arrests at the U.S. border rise for fourth straight month.  It seemed for a while that we might be done with migrant caravans from Central America.  With the coronavirus spreading around the world, borders were closed and so were shelters that house migrants along the route from Central America to the U.S. But CBS reported yesterday that a new caravan composed of nearly 1,000 migrants has formed in Honduras and is marching north.

Facebook Removes Trump Campaign Ad.  Facebook has reportedly removed a recent ad from the Trump campaign, claiming that the ad features factually incorrect information about refugees and the coronavirus pandemic.  NBC News reports that Facebook stated this week that it took down political ads by the Trump campaign that claimed that accepting refugees from abroad could increase the risk of exposure to the coronavirus. [...] Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone said in a statement on the removal:  "We rejected these ads because we don't allow claims that people's physical safety, health, or survival is threatened by people on the basis of their national origin or immigration status."

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They don't allow such claims — even if they're true.  Americans most certainly are at risk when immigrants come here, especially those who have never been to a doctor, and those who are running from the law.

If Biden Comes In, So Do 50+ Million Immigrants.  As the liberal fight against ICE continues, the new Biden-Harris immigration plan could allow up to 52 million new immigrants into the U.S., according to a Federation for American Immigration Reform analysis via the Daily Caller.  "This dramatic increase would eclipse the entire current foreign-born population of the country," said the Federation for American Immigration (FAIR).

Joe Biden: 'No Deportations' for Illegal Aliens Until They Commit a Felony.  Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden is again vowing that he will not deport any illegal aliens in his first 100 days in office until they commit a felony against an American citizen.  During an interview with Noticias Telemundo, Biden reiterated his plan to end deportations for at least 100 days, saying that only illegal aliens who commit felonies will be deported.  After the deportation freeze, Biden has said he will prioritize convicted illegal alien felonies, indicating that illegal aliens would have to commit felonies and be convicted before they are ever deported from the United States.

Man Identified As ICE Doctor Behind Hysterectomies Previously Settled Medicare, Medicaid Fraud Case With Feds.  The man who has been identified as the doctor who allegedly gave unnecessary hysterectomies to women detained at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility settled a Medicare, Medicaid federal lawsuit years ago.  Dr. Mahendra Amin, who is himself an immigrant, according to Prism Reports, agreed to a $520,000 settlement with federal prosecutors in 2015 regarding an indictment filed in 2013.  Amin had been accused of orchestrating a scheme at Irwin County Hospital (ICH) in Georgia, which he was a part-owner of, in which unnecessary procedures were administered on patients to bolster federal Medicare and Medicaid payments to the hospital, according to the indictment.

Dr. Mahendra Amin Named as Doctor Referred to as 'Uterus Collector' in ICE Whistleblower Complaint.  Dr. Mahendra Amin has been identified as the doctor referred to in the Irwin County Detention Center complaint filed against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Georgia on September 14 by nurse Dawn Wooten.  Amin, 68, is accused of performing at least five unnecessary hysterectomies between October and December 2019.  An obstetrics and gynecology specialist, Amin's name did not appear in the original complaint but was quickly uncovered by Prism.

Trump Administration Wins Court Victory On Immigration.  On Monday [9/14/2020], the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals handed the Trump administration a victory, ruling 2-1 that a preliminary injunction barring implementation of decisions to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations of Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador would be vacated.  Ed Whelan noted at National Review, "It might seem surprising that there would be any controversy over DHS's authority to terminate a temporary designation years later.  But after ordering DHS to provide the administrative record for its termination decisions, federal district judge Edward Chen granted plaintiffs (TPS beneficiaries from these countries and their children) injunctive relief based on their claims under the Administrative Procedure Act and the Equal Protection Clause."

Border Patrol:  Increase in illegal immigrant stash houses [is] proof of success.  It began with a contraband-sniffing dog at a Border Patrol checkpoint who sniffed out a truck with 63 illegal immigrants at a highway checkpoint near Laredo, and ended with federal agents rescuing 43 other illegal immigrants from a nearby stash house where they were waiting for the next load-up.  That Aug. 7 bust is becoming increasingly common in Texas, where agents say they're finding more stash houses packed with people — a sign of things going wrong, yet also very right.  More stash houses means there's a glut of migrants who have managed to sneak across the border, but it also means the smugglers are having a tricky time getting them deeper into the U.S., officials said.  That's created a pileup of migrants in U.S. border areas.

Immigrants, hit hard by the pandemic, are sending even more money back to Mexico.  The COVID-19 pandemic has slammed many of the immigrants who bused tables, picked crops and stood shoulder to shoulder in factories.  But many have kept working in what are considered essential — if risky — jobs.  And through the summer, Mexican immigrants [...] living in the United States sent home record sums of money to their families, defying predictions that so-called remittances would plummet.  Mexico received $3.53 billion in remittances in July — most of it from the U.S. — a 7% increase over the same month in 2019, Mexico's central bank data showed.

Analysis of the phrase, "No Human Is Illegal".  [Scroll down]  Who is saying that humans are illegal?  It's a conservative idea that human beings not only have a legal right to peacefully exist to pursue their happiness, but should be legally protected at all stages of life, at all income levels, and in every neighborhood.  What this statement is attacking is the concept of illegal immigration.  But a person's immigration status is very different from their right to exist, as the yard sign prophets surely know.  That is why they obfuscate the argument with underhanded statements like this.  Those who scream No Human Is Illegal do so from the safety of their alarmed homes and gated communities, which serve essentially the same purpose as does a border wall.

50+ Questions No Reporter Dares Ask Joe Biden And His Campaign.  On Immigration:  Do you believe American taxpayers should pay the expenses of foreign citizens who illegally enter the United States, such as for food, health care, and education?  Since the entire world has a lower standard of living than Americans do, why will that not encourage everyone who can to get inside our borders?  Should there be any criteria applied to those who seek U.S. citizenship?  If so, what?

A Tyranny Perpetual and Universal?  [Scroll down]  Biden has already promised to amnesty every illegal immigrant currently in the country.  According to a 2018 Yale study, that's at least 22 million people — all of whom, under America's idiotic immigration laws, immediately would be eligible to bring over relatives in the name of "family reunification."  If each newly minted American brings over just one relative, that's another 20 million new immigrants in Biden's first term alone.  And nothing in the law would stop people from bringing over more than one.  Most sponsor several.  Such an amnesty, once the Democratic machine got everyone registered to vote, would tip many purple states permanently blue.  That's the whole point.  After that, the electoral map would become impossible for Republicans ever to win the presidency again.  Which is also the point.

The Collapse of the Democrat Brand.  A Democrat sweep in November will provide amnesty to 20+ million illegal aliens, plus another five to ten million immigrants imported over the next four years through our new open borders policy.  These new American citizens will be bribed with our tax dollars to vote away our rights.  A Somalian immigrant isn't going to turn down a monthly paycheck to preserve your Second Amendment rights.  Antifa will help draft public policy; they'll abolish the Electoral College and pack the SCOTUS with leftists.  That's not hyperbole, either — they are open about all of this.  Under such circumstances, it will be difficult for Republicans to win an election anytime soon.  They know how close they are to reaching their goals — which is why the Democrats no longer even try to defend their brand.  Democrats have sacrificed their brand to win in 2020 without any contingency plan.

USCIS Staff Furloughs Will Grind Legal Immigration To A Halt.  The Trump administration is about to achieve what many see as its long-held objective of bringing the U.S. legal immigration system to a halt.  While the administration would not be allowed to stop processing immigration applications without incurring legal action, critics say that through policy choices and mismanagement of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) it may accomplish the same goal.  "The federal agency tasked with offering citizenship, green cards and visas to immigrants is planning to furlough about two-thirds of its workers at the end of the month after Congress failed to reach a deal on a coronavirus stimulus package," reported USA Today.  "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services notified about 13,400 of its 20,000 employees that they would be furloughed Aug. 30 because of budget shortfalls."

Washington State Will Provide $40 Million In Coronavirus Relief For Illegal Immigrants.  After months of pressure from activists, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) has agreed to set aside $40 million in coronavirus relief for workers in the U.S. illegally.  As The Daily Wire previously reported, Seattle's city council sought $100 million in relief funds from the state for illegal immigrants who didn't qualify for the federal government's coronavirus stimulus.  The city passed a resolution in May that called for the creation of a "Washington Worker Relief Fund" that would provide "economic assistance to undocumented Washingtonians during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Kamala Harris Is Far Worse Than Hillary Clinton.  Harris's platform is so far to the left of the mainstream that she makes Mrs. Clinton, a hero to the Left for several decades, look moderate.  Clinton, for instance, said that illegal immigrants should be allowed to purchase health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges but without subsidies, which is Joe Biden's position (according to his platform, though Biden himself often seems confused about this when publicly discussing the issue).  Kamala Harris backs a single-payer federal health-care plan and did not equivocate when asked whether illegal immigrants would be covered:  "Let me just be very clear about this.  I am opposed to any policy that would deny in our country any human being from access to public safety, public education or public health, period."  This would mark an end to the distinction between people who are here legally and illegally and would signal to the world's poor that it's time to make their break for the United States.  Harris also compared Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to the Ku Klux Klan and said we should decriminalize unauthorized border crossings.

Mike Lee's S386 Bill Creates 'Green Card Lite' for New Waves of Migrants.  Sen. Mike Lee's latest version of S.386 creates a novel "Green Card Lite" legal status to help Fortune 500 companies import many more Indian graduates into U.S. white collar jobs.  "That's a game changer from the original bill," said a tweet from a top ranking immigration lawyer Greg Siskind.  It gives people "most of the benefits of a green card," said Siskind, who is working with hospital chains to expand the pipeline of foreign nurses and doctors into U.S. hospitals.

Illegal aliens and the Census:  Trump drops the other shoe.  Not long ago, President Trump issued a Memorandum on Excluding Illegal Aliens from the Apportionment Base Following the 2020 Census.  As the title telegraphs, it directs the Department of Commerce to provide the president with the information needed for him to exclude illegal aliens from his Report to Congress, to be filed in early January, apportioning seats in the House of Representatives among the states.  The action was not a surprise.  Last year, the Census Bureau tried to add a question about citizenship status to the 2020 Census, only to have the action knocked out by the Supreme Court over the fine points of administrative law — no justice questioned the right and power of the government to develop such information.  Trump responded with an executive order directing all agencies to cooperate with the Commerce Department to develop information about the citizenship status of the population, including, presumptively, numbers and locations of illegal aliens.

New Jersey takes step toward granting professional licenses to illegal immigrants.  The New Jersey State Assembly passed a bill last week that would grant professional licenses to illegal immigrants.  Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to sign the bill, according to Fox News, which grants illegal immigrants the ability to obtain professional and occupational licenses in the state in industries such as cosmetology and accounting.  A spokesperson for Murphy said the governor "believes that immigrants are a critical part of the fabric of life in New Jersey, and that they should not face unnecessary barriers as they seek to participate in our society and economy."  The bill would become law effective immediately if signed by Murphy.

The 10 ways Obama has actively sought to destroy America.  Beginning shortly after he won reelection, Obama issued an unconstitutional executive order — an action he claimed repeatedly prior to the election that he had no authority to do.  What makes this harmful?  Mass immigration of poor, uneducated third-world people who come into the U.S. not to assimilate with our culture but to keep their own and demand that U.S. taxpayers subsidize them.  Now, despite the fact that prior to the election the federal courts repeatedly upheld an injunction against the president's policy, the White House hasn't changed it's policy one iota.  Deportations of illegal immigrants under the policy have been dramatically reduced, even as scores more pour across the Southwest border, and the number of Border Patrol agents is decreasing.  Does this sound like a man who is serious about preserving the integrity of American sovereignty and culture?

Universities Brand 'Drama Therapy' And 'Journalism' as STEM Majors to Circumvent Immigration Policy.  Several American universities are expanding the scope of their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in an attempt to circumvent U.S. immigration law, which allows international students who major in STEM subjects to stay in the country two years longer than counterparts who major in the humanities.  New York University, for example, now includes journalism, classics, and drama therapy under its STEM umbrella.  NYU is one of a number of universities exploiting a U.S. immigration policy that requires most international students to leave the country a year after finishing their studies — but permits those who studied STEM disciplines to work for an additional two years.  The policy is part of the Department of Homeland Security's Optional Practical Training (OPT) program, which aims to shore up the United States' supply of engineers and tech workers.

ACLU Sues to Get Illegal Aliens Counted in Congressional Apportionment.  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing to have illegal aliens counted when apportioning congressional representation. [...] This week, Trump signed a memorandum to exclude illegal aliens from being counted when the federal government apportions congressional representation to the states — a reversal of existing policy that allows states with large illegal populations to soak up more political power by counting all residents rather than legal residents.  The ACLU lawsuit claims not counting illegal aliens in congressional apportionment is unconstitutional.

5 Things Trump Should Start Running On Right Now To Win Re-Election.  Emphasizing these five themes of protection could summarize for voters what they would get from four more years of Trump in the White House. [...] [#2] Protecting the Border:  Another signature 2016 campaign issue was Trump's promise to enforce immigration laws.  He has largely followed through on this policy, although mishandling of minors caught illegally immigrating significant damaged the administration.  Arranging more humane detention centers and speeding up the judicial process for asylum claims could resolve that problem while keeping the promise of law enforcement.  All the Democrats had to do was be normal — promise to fix the detention centers and enforce the law efficiently.  Instead, Biden and his party have campaigned on a decriminalization of illegal immigration, promising they would treat the crime of illegal entry into the United States as a minor civil offense, essentially no worse than jaywalking.  Set against that, all Trump must do to appeal to an electoral majority is promise the vigorous enforcement of existing laws, a mainstream position.

Bill Barr appoints immigration judge who's a fmr director at FAIR, known for hard-line immigration policies.  Members of the left are upset that Attorney General Bill Barr has appointed an immigration judge who actually respects and believes in America's immigration laws.  "The judge, Matthew J. O'Brien, was officially named to his new position in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) in June — but was just formally inducted into the largest ever corps of immigration judges along with 45 others," Law & Order, a far-left news website, complained Saturday [7/18/2020].  "'From 2016 to 2020, he served as the director of research at the Federation for American Immigration Reform.' ... The group, known in immigration law circles by its acronym, FAIR, has a history of connections to hard-line immigration policies."  As news of the appointment, which happened Friday, spread, so did the smears.

Cry the Beloved Country.  [Scroll down]  No socialist country ever produces equal results.  If it worked here, with equal results for all, then everyone would be a millionaire with three houses, just like Bernie Sanders, who fled the diversity of Brooklyn, New York, for lily-White Vermont.  That is why millions have risked their lives to get here, whether sneaking in steerage aboard rickety boats crossing the Atlantic to the Statue of Liberty or paying coyotes to smuggle them in down south, even desperately lunging across the border in their ninth month of pregnancy, like a football quarterback trying to lunge into the end zone from the one-yard line, so that their unaborted fetus can come out on American soil. [...] Who on earth desperately tries to immigrate into China, into Russia (other than Edward Snowden), into Cuba (other than FBI-wanted Black Panther terrorist and murderer Joanne Chesimard), into Venezuela?  When Germany was divided after World War II, the wall was erected to prevent people from fleeing communist/socialist East Germany to the capitalist West.  Who tries to flee from South Korea to North Korea?  The massive, never-ending onslaught onto our borders demonstrates our country's unique greatness.

Why Do We Have Police, Anyway?  [Scroll down]  Huizinga and Spierenburg write about the "pacification" and "privatization" of European society in the last 500 years.  What they mean is the gradual replacement of clan and gang feuds and public executions with police and courts and prisons.  Here's the prison story.  First they imprisoned madmen; then they imprisoned the poor in workhouses (see peasants, above); then they imprisoned the criminals.  Way to go, guys.  Why do we have our modern pacified middle-class cities?  Nobody knows, least of all lefties, but I have an idea.  It is because violence and blood feuds and gangs do not pay.  Hello Minneapolis?  Anyone there?  Notice that in the USA every immigrant wave involves a surge in gangs.  The Irish had their gangs in the 19th century; the Jews had their gangs at the turn of the 20th century; the Italians had their gangs till the day before yesterday.  But as each immigrant wave climbed into the middle class, their gangs disappeared.  Today we have Black gangs and Hispanic gangs, because those are the ethnic groups that have not yet climbed into the middle class.

Greyhound's Value Drops by $156M Due to Less Illegal Immigration to U.S..  The value of Greyhound Lines Inc., the intercity bus service company, has seen a drop in its value as a result of reductions to illegal immigration at the United States-Mexico border.  Executives with Greyhound's parent company, FirstGroup, told MarketWatch their value has dropped by about $156 million because of less migration across the southern border.  As Breitbart News has reported, President Trump's administration released tens of thousands of border crossers and illegal aliens into the U.S. every month.  Those foreign nationals would board Greyhound buses to travel to the interior of the country.

DNC Platform Proposal:  Flood the U.S. with Migrants.  Tens of millions of Americans are, at present, unemployed.  Tens of millions of Americans are unemployed because of an artificial economic shutdown due to the coronavirus.  They're not out of work because the American economy failed them.  They're out of work because government leadership failed them.  There was never any need to shut down.  There was no need to destroy the world's number-one economy.  But they did it.  And now tens of millions of Americans are unemployed, and the Democrats, as part of their party platform, have a plank designed to invite the world's migrants to the country, flood the country with the world's migrants.  What kind of idiot would inflict that kind of damage on the country, which is already trying to deal with nearly unprecedented levels of damage?  Communist idiots, Marxist idiots.  You know what they're doing.  Democrats want and need a permanent underclass to lord over.

9 Radical Ideas in the Biden-Sanders 'Unity' Platform.  Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) released the policy recommendations of their "unity task force" on Wednesday [7/8/2020]. [...] Here are nine of the most radical proposals in the "unity" document: [...] [#9] End the border wall and "provide a roadmap to citizenship for the millions of undocumented workers."  A Biden administration would stop the construction of the "unnecessary, wasteful, and ineffective wall on the southern border" — thus allowing an open border — while also giving voting citizenship to the eleven million-plus illegal aliens who are already here, permanently changing the American electorate and enshrining Democrats in power forever.

But what if there are really 33 million?
Biden immigration plan grants citizenship to 11 million illegal immigrants.  Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden on Wednesday [7/8/2020] formally embraced citizenship rights for 11 million illegal immigrants and a full erasure of all of President Trump's get-tough border policies, as part of the party's new unity platform.  The former vice president would expand sanctuary locations, limit ICE's ability to deport criminals in local jails, and reverse deportations for some military veterans already ousted because of criminal records.  Perhaps no other issue draws as stark a contrast between Mr. Biden and Mr. Trump as immigration.

The Coming Collapse of the Republic.  [Scroll down]  Then there's our 1965-born immigration policy, which, I've estimated, gives Democrats 300,000 new voters yearly, three million a decade.  And when the Democrats assume full control, they'll legalize the illegal aliens among us and open the floodgates further (goodbye, wall), giving themselves perhaps tens of millions of new voters in short order.

Supreme Court rules 7-2 illegal immigrants who fail asylum screenings can be deported without review.  In a win for the Trump administration, the Supreme Court has ruled immigrants seeking asylum cannot appeal decisions made earlier in the process in federal court.  A 7-2 vote by the court Thursday [6/25/2020] decided those who fail their initial asylum screenings will not be able to call for a review of the decision before they are deported.  The court also ruled that habeas corpus, a legal procedure requiring the government to explain why someone is being held, will not be applied to asylum seekers.

U.S. Supreme Court bolsters Trump's power over rapid deportation.  The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday [6/25/2020] enhanced the ability of President Donald Trump's administration to quickly deport illegal immigrants including asylum seekers with limited judicial review, handing him a victory in a case involving one of his signature issues in an election year.

Clinton-Appointed Judge: 'Illegal' to Arrest Criminal Illegal Aliens at New York Courthouses.  A federal judge, appointed by former President Bill Clinton, says federal immigration agents arresting criminal illegal aliens at New York state courthouses is "illegal."  United States District Court Judge Jed Rakoff ruled on Wednesday [6/10/2020] that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) must not arrest criminal illegal aliens as they are leaving court in New York.

Why You No Longer Recognize Your Country.  Mass looting throughout the nation.  Police precincts burned to the ground.  Murdered cops.  An historic church in Lafayette Park set on fire.  Video after horrifying video of innocent Americans being beaten senseless by gangs of thugs, as one political party demands:  "DEFUND THE POLICE!"  Everyone is saying it:  I no longer recognize my country.  You don't recognize your country because it's not the same country.  What you're seeing is the third-world hellhole the left has been quietly assembling for us since 1970.  Minnesota, the crucible of the riots, has gone from having 2.6% foreign-born in 1990 to nearly 10% foreign-born today — and that's not including their children or illegals.  Instead of liberal but non-rioting Scandinavians and Germans, the new immigrants are overwhelmingly African, Asian and Hispanic.  In fact, Minnesota now has a much larger proportion of Asian and African immigrants than the nation as a whole.  Although the state has always leaned Democratic, thanks to its German and Scandinavian immigrants (Ben Franklin was right about them), the Norsemen elected Walter Mondale.  Recent immigrants elected Rep. Ilhan Omar.  Hey, Republicans!  Tell me again that immigration is just a "single issue."

Time to Pause Immigration for a While.  In the epoch of COVID-19, many have willingly abdicated personal sovereignty and liberty to the State.  Many more, however, have led the continuing renaissance of constitutional nationalism that was ushered in with the election of Donald Trump.  It's high time to apply nationalism to the issue that will most singularly determine whether we nationalists keep our republic:  immigration.  The United States is overpopulated (or, if you prefer, has enough people here), and it's time to seal the borders until further notice.  No, I'm not talking just The Wall at our southern border or our temporary groundings of flights or refugees and asylum-seekers — no more new bodies who are coming to live in the U.S. indefinitely until further notice.  To truly put America first, we need a moratorium on legal immigration for the next five to ten years.

No money to send home.  For years, Mexicans have sent billions of U.S. dollars to their families back home. [...] According to a Fox report, remittances to Mexico were U.S. $36 billion in 2019.  In simple terms, that's about 3% of their $1 trillion GDP.  For the sake of comparison, Mexico receives about $25 billion from tourism and $22 billion in annual petroleum exports.  It must have been a bit frustrating for Mexico to read that unemployed migrants in the U.S. have no money to send.  According to Erick Shneider, regional head for Latin America and the Caribbean with WorldRemit, they've noticed a drop.

California Tried to Bail Out Illegal Aliens - and It's a Disaster.  California's illegal alien population is its shadow economy and with many of the industries that employ them shut down, the Democrats who depend on ghost districts populated by illegals decided that something had to be urgently done to keep the illegal aliens from fleeing back across the border.  The Democrats figured that giving them checks would be cheaper than building a wall to keep them in.  But who knew that a $125 million stimulus program for illegal aliens would become such a disaster?  Illegal aliens were eligible to apply for up to $1,000 with $75 million coming from the California taxpayers bailing out illegals who don't pay taxes.  And another $50 million was supposed to be donated by wealthy lefties.  But while the taxpayers of the state were forced to put up their $75 million, the wealthy politically correct elites who have poured fortunes into electing Democrats didn't pay up.

ICE to migrant parents:  You decide if your kids stay or not.  The coronavirus pandemic is changing how the Trump administration handles illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border.  Citing a public health concern, the speed of returning children to their home countries has quickened.  A 1944 emergency public-health law is cited as justification for the changes.  So far, since the pandemic, over 900 children have been returned to their home countries.  The public-health law allows the government to turn back migrants at the border, including children, without taking them into custody or allowing them to file asylum claims.  The CDC backed the order in March and in April an extension for 30 days was issued.  Now the extension has been put in place for the duration of the pandemic.

Donald Trump Shuts Huge Migrant Pipeline Run by Coyotes, Federal Agencies.  President Donald Trump and his deputies have shut down the coyote-run smuggling pipeline that has used federal agencies to deliver almost 500,000 youths and children to their illegal-alien parents living in northern cities.

ICE now flying illegal crossers to Mexico City as expulsion policy extended and modified.  Beginning this week, Mexican nationals arrested for crossing the border illegally will be flown to Mexico City instead of being dropped off at ports of entry.  As border restrictions were extended on Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection decided to alter its own policy.  Now, instead of immediately being returned through border crossings, detained migrants will have to wait in custody up to three days before being flown all the way to Mexico City.

The Editor says...
Yucatan!  Fly (or ship) them all to Yucatan, and let them spread the word about the inconvenience.

Tom Cotton:  Defund States Giving Coronavirus Relief to Illegal Aliens.  Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) has introduced legislation that will defund states and localities providing American taxpayer-funded coronavirus relief money to illegal aliens.  Cotton's legislation, titled the No Bailouts for Illegal Aliens Act, would prohibit sending additional federal funds to states and localities that issue stimulus checks to illegal aliens.

House Democrats voted to give illegal immigrants $16 billion in stimulus checks.  The House's recently passed $3 trillion spending package provides more than $16 billion in coronavirus stimulus payments to illegal immigrants who file tax returns without Social Security numbers, according to an analysis.  The chamber's HEROES Act, written by House Democrats, passed on Friday 208-199 with just one Republican, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), voting for the bill and 23 members not present.  The bill includes a provision to provide retroactive stimulus payments to illegal immigrants who filed tax returns in 2018 or 2019 with tax ID numbers under the $2.2 trillion CARES Act.  It would also allow illegal immigrants with tax IDs to qualify for a second round of stimulus payments.

Citizenship agency faces 'drastic' coronavirus cash crunch, begs Congress for $1.2 billion.  The federal agency that handles citizenship and other legal immigration applications is running out of money amid the coronavirus crisis, and warned Congress on Friday it needs a quick infusion of $1.2 billion in taxpayer money or else it will have to take "drastic actions" to keep the doors open.  Joseph Edlow, deputy director for policy at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, told employees in a memo Friday that they've already done some belt-tightening and are working on a new fee schedule that will bring in more money.  But it won't be enough and Congress will have to pony up.

The Editor says...
"Keep[ing] the doors open" is the LAST thing the federal government should be concerned about.  My guess is that the majority of the people applying for citizenship are doing so to make it easier to sign up for food stamps and other handouts.

Five Bangladeshi Migrants Apprehended Crossing Border into Arizona.  Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a group of men who illegally crossed the border from Mexico into Arizona.  Agents identified the five men as Bangladeshi nationals.  Yuma Station agents patrolling the border near the levee on Tuesday apprehended a group of five migrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico.  The agents conducted medical screenings in the field and cleared the men to travel with agents to the Yuma Station, according to information obtained from U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.

Five Mexican Migrants Arrested After Crossing Canadian Border into Maine.  Houlton Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Jackman Station in Maine arrested a group of five Mexican nationals after they illegally crossed the border from Canada.  Jackman Station officials received a tip from a citizen about a group of people illegally crossing the border from Canada into Maine.  The witness said he observed the group coming out of the brush onto a road south of the St. Juste Port of Entry.  The witness picked up the five people and drove them to the port of entry to meet up with Border Patrol agents, according to information obtained from U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.

$3 trillion Dem bill would grant amnesty to illegal aliens!  What would be bought with the $3 trillion Democrats are proposing in yet another massive coronavirus stimulus bill?  For one thing, amnesty until the end of the coronavirus for millions of illegal aliens who have "essential" jobs.  And the distribution of $1,200 stimulus checks people in the country illegally.  Along with huge tax breaks for the millionaire and billionaire classes in the Democratic Party.

80% Of Border Crossers Are Turned Back In Under Two Hours, DHS Deputy Says.  Eight in 10 illegal entrants at the border are being turned back quickly because of policies implemented to combat the coronavirus pandemic, the acting deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said.  Ken Cuccinelli, the second-highest DHS official, reacted to the latest enforcement action data from the U.S.-Mexico border.  April apprehension numbers reached a low not seen in several years, and most of the aliens who did appear unlawfully at the border were immediately sent back to Mexico.

Supreme Court rules encouraging illegal aliens to remain in U.S. is a crime.  The Supreme Court unanimously upheld a federal statute that forbids encouraging illegal aliens to remain in the U.S. unlawfully in a decision Thursday [5/7/2020].  The Supreme Court justices voided an earlier decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which had ruled that a federal anti-harboring statute was unconstitutional on the grounds that it violated the First Amendment by restricting free speech.  The ruling by the nation's highest court Thursday upholds the law.

Supreme Court unanimously rules encouraging illegal immigrants to stay in US is criminal.  In a rarity, the Supreme Court has issued a unanimous ruling in upholding a U.S. law that bars people from actively encouraging illegal immigrants to remain inside the country.  All nine justices on Thursday [5/7/2020] overturned a ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals which had said a federal anti-harboring statute was unconstitutional because it allegedly violated the First Amendment's free speech guarantee.  In upholding the U.S. law, the high court also chastised the 9th Circuit judges for "drastically" veering from established judicial norms.

The Editor says...
In my opinion, Spanish-language broadcasting "encourage[s] illegal immigrants to remain inside the country."

Poll: 65 Percent of Americans Want All Immigration to America Stopped.  Numbers USA reported that the majority of Americans want all immigration to the United States stopped during the Wuhan virus crisis, according to a new poll.  On April 20, 2020, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that slowed green card processing for less than ten percent of the 1.2 million legal immigrants that would be admitted to the U.S.  On top of the aforementioned legal immigration admissions, there are millions of foreign nationals who can still enter the country with foreign visa worker programs, student visas, tourist visas, and special immigrant visas.  These visas remain active despite over 30 million Americans being out of work.

Ted Cruz, other Trump allies tell president to expand immigration pause.  Key GOP allies implored President Trump on Thursday to expand his immigration pause to include temporary guest-workers, saying those foreigners who come for only a short period of time are the "critical" threat to out-of-work Americans looking for jobs.  Sens. Charles E. Grassley, Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton and Josh Hawley signed a letter urging suspension of the H-1B visa, which is heavily used by tech companies, and the H-2B visa, which is used by landscaping and resort businesses.  They also urged Mr. Trump to suspend the Optional Practical Training program, which allows foreign students to extend their stay in the U.S. to work for up to three years.

California Judges Block Trump Rule that Immigrants Must Have Health Insurance.  A three-judge panel in California has blocked President Donald Trump's October 2019 immigration reform that requires that would-be legal immigrants be able to pay for their own healthcare costs.  The nationwide legal block — a "stay" — will allow the continued entry of legal immigrants who cannot cover the cost of treatment during the coronavirus epidemic.  One million legal immigrants are admitted each year, regardless of the economic impact on taxpayers, home buyers, and unemployed Americans.

ICE detainees refuse coronavirus tests, rush officers and trash detention center instead.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees in Massachusetts rushed officers, barricaded themselves inside the facility and caused more than $25,000 worth of damage after being told they would be transferred to a medical wing of the facility and tested for coronavirus, authorities said.  Roughly 10 inmates at an immigration detention center in Dartmouth, Massachusetts reported symptoms of COVID-19 to medical personnel, according to a press release from the Bristol County Sheriff's Office.  However, when the detainees were told on Friday [5/1/2020] that they would be moved to a medical wing of the facility and tested for COVID-19, they "rushed violently" at Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson and other officers and barricaded themselves inside a wing of the building, the sheriff said.

Mexico Deports Nearly All Of Its Illegal Migrants Amid Coronavirus Fears, Government Reveals.  Mexico has almost completely cleared out its migrant centers as a precaution against the coronavirus outbreak, its government announced.  The National Migration Institute (INM), the agency in Mexico that manages immigration, said it has been deporting immigrants from the country's 65 migrant facilities since March 21, according to Reuters.  The actions are being made in order to comply with safety and health guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Mexico's government migrant centers housed 3,759 people in March.  In recent weeks, authorities have repatriated 3,653 migrants back to Guatemala, El Salvador and Guatemala by air and road.

Federal judge in Miami has no jurisdiction over ICE detention practices, lawyers claim.  Lawyers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement told a federal court in Miami that it has "no basis" for any oversight of "ICE's administration of its sound policies."  The Miami Herald reported Monday that the agency's response was to a recommendation by Magistrate Judge Jonathan Goodman who said earlier that the agency should prove that it is working to speed up the release of non-criminal detainees during the coronavirus pandemic.Goodman wrote a 69-page report and determined that the court could not grant the petitioners' request for an immediate release of the "1,400 noncitizen detainees," but called on steps to be implemented to speed up the process, Law 360 reported.

Supreme Court denies motion to block Trump 'public charge' rule during pandemic.  The Supreme Court on Friday denied a request to block the Trump administration's "public charge" rule during the coronavirus health crisis.  A group of state attorneys general had asked the court to issue an injunction against the rule, which links a migrant's eligibility for legal status with the likelihood that he or she will rely on public assistance.  The court had decided earlier this year to allow the rule to go into effect, but the group of state officials, led by New York Attorney General Letitia James (D), had asked the justices to revisit the decision in light of the ongoing pandemic.

Piercing illusion of Trump's farce of an immigration ban.  President Donald Trump unleashed his "April surprise" on Monday night [4/20/2020], sending shock waves from the Beltway Swamp to Silicon Valley with a long-overdue announcement:  "In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens," he declared, "I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!" The usual suspects inveighed against the still-unseen proposal early Tuesday morning. [...] This is a cynical betrayal of the burgeoning "America First" movement.  It's all moratorium hat and no cattle:  [#1] All new green card applications and routine visa processing were already suspended on March 20.  [#2] Refugee resettlement was already suspended the same week and is scheduled to be frozen until at least May 15 (although more than 1,000 Afghan refugees were flown in over the past month while the rest of us have been ordered shut in our own homes).  [#3] Foreign travelers from China and Europe, plus Canada and Mexico, were already barred from entering (though thousands of H-2A and H-2B agricultural and seasonal workers got in and some 35,000 more expect a green light despite virus outbreaks at Chinese-owned meat plants packed with foreign laborers).

Why is coronavirus being used as excuse to release illegal aliens instead of send them back?  Only one phantom right will be left standing after the nuclear war against the Bill of Rights is complete:  the "right" of illegal and criminal aliens to remain in this country.  If coronavirus is an earth-shattering crisis such that our government can suspend the most foundational natural rights of citizens, isn't it a big enough crisis that other countries' criminals should be removed from our country without further review?  That way we don't have to worry about them spreading the virus in detention facilities or in our communities, nor do we have to concern ourselves with their potential crime and public charge.  Bonus result:  Airlines could get much-needed cash from flying them back. [...] Let's not forget that most aliens can voluntarily depart without proceedings under INA §240B.  We are not trying to hold them.  They are the ones demanding to stay.

Donald Trump bans immigration into the U.S. with executive order to 'protect jobs' amid coronavirus pandemic.  Donald Trump announced Monday [4/20/2020] that he plans to ban immigration into the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic.  The president tweeted: 'In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!'  At least 22 million Americans are now out of work as tough measures to control the coronavirus outbreak wiped out 13.5 percent of the workforce and 10 years of job growth.

Republicans Show Support for Trump's Immigration Order Citing Millions of Jobless Americans.  Republicans seem mostly supportive of President Donald Trump's announcement that he would temporarily suspend legal immigration into the United States to protect Americans from the coronavirus and a flooded job market when more than 22 million workers are unemployed.  Details about the expected executive order are not clear, but despite Democrats slamming Trump for dismissing the contributions of some foreign workers, Bloomberg News reported it obtained a draft of the order, which includes exceptions for people working directly in the supply chain and also those working in health care or as medical research professionals.

Trump: Immigration Pause Will 'Put Unemployed Americans First in Line for Jobs'.  President Trump says his upcoming executive order to pause most legal immigration to the United States will ensure that the roughly 22 million unemployed Americans will be "first in line" for jobs when the nation reopens in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.  During his daily press briefing on Tuesday, Trump outlined some specifics of his executive order pausing most legal immigration to the U.S. — a plan that will include a moratorium on issuing green cards to foreign nationals for at least 60 days.

Trump says he will sign executive order to 'temporarily suspend immigration' to US over coronavirus.  President Trump announced that he will be signing an executive order to suspend immigration into the United States.  Trump made the surprise announcement in a late-night tweet on Monday [4/20/2020].  While the details of his forthcoming order were unclear, the move would follow travel restrictions already imposed on China, most of Europe, and other countries during the coronavirus pandemic.  "In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!" he said.

Meat shortages:  The wages of 'cheap' illegal labor.  [Scroll down]  Seems we might just be experiencing that now with the big meat plant shutdowns, based on problems with much of the labor force being out with the coronavirus.  The plants also are described in news reports as having an "immigrant" workforce.  Based on the number of ICE chicken plant raids seen in recent news, it's very likely that these plants, too, may be dependent on illegal alien labor.  With those workers now either out with COVID-19 or else in, and spreading it to others, the plants are going down.  Worse still, industry consolidation means that these plants are now few in number, so nothing can pick up the slack.  The shutdowns are expected to mean meat shortages at the groceries, curiously similar to Venezuela's.

Because the state has a HUGE budget surplus...
California will pay illegal immigrants not included in coronavirus stimulus.  California will be the first state to send money to illegal immigrants who did not qualify for assistance under the $2.2 trillion federal coronavirus stimulus package passed last month.  Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday announced the allocation of $75 million in taxpayer funds for $500 payments to 150,000 adult immigrants who are reeling from the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Editor says...
Wouldn't it be far less expensive to deport them all?  But that would require some concern about wasting the taxpayers' money.

Illegal Immigrants in Los Angeles Can Apply for Pre-Paid Debit Cards.  Los Angeles will be doling out pre-paid debit cards to residents who have faced economic hardship due to the coronavirus lockdown, and living in the country illegally won't disqualify you from getting the cash.  Los Angeles officials have begun accepting applications for a no-fee debit card that provides cash to residents who were already living under the poverty line before the coronavirus crisis began and have since had their incomes dramatically reduced because of the outbreak, KTLA5 reported.

Democrats introduce legislation to release detainees and stop ICE enforcement.  Democrats are introducing legislation that, if signed into law, would mandate the release of illegal aliens in detention and stop enforcement measures against a large number of aliens living unlawfully in the United States.  New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal introduced the Federal Immigrant Release for Safety and Security Together (FIRST) Act on Monday [4/13/2020].  While many Democratic members of Congress have urged the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for a rollback of enforcement measures amid the coronavirus pandemic, this bill marks one of the first instances where they are turning such concerns into legislative action.

Millions of taxpaying immigrants won't get stimulus checks.  The $2.2 trillion package that Congress approved to offer financial help during the coronavirus pandemic has one major exclusion: millions of immigrants who do not have legal status in the U.S. but work here and pay taxes. [...] "It's hard because to the government, we don't exist," said Contreras Lopez, who has lived in the U.S. for 30 years and has four grown children who are U.S. citizens.

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No Associated Press story (or Democratic Party press release, if there's any difference) would be complete without a pathetic tear-jerking anecdote about some moocher pretending to be a victim.  Well, lady, maybe you should have applied for citizenship, while giving birth to your four anchor babies.  Something tells me the federal gravy train already stops at your house on a regular basis.

If America Must Be Shut Down, So Must Its Guest Worker Programs.  America-Firsters were both perplexed and furious for most of last week as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appeared to be going ahead with its early March announcement to expand the H-2B unskilled guest-worker program to over 100,000 slots a year.  With unemployment-benefit applications for March coming in at over 10 million, the last time the job market looked this bad — the Great Depression of the 1930s — immigration authorities sought to help, not hinder, the American worker by creating the nation's first-ever illegal-alien-removal program.

Mexican president urges citizens living in US to keep sending money back to his country.  Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is urging citizens living in the United States to keep sending money to relatives back home, despite whatever economic struggles they are facing because of the coronavirus pandemic.  During a Monday morning [4/6/2020] press conference, López Obrador spoke about his administration's response to the spread of coronavirus in Mexico, which is becoming a more pressing issue as a greater number of citizens test positive for the disease.  Their neighbors to the North, however, continue to be harder hit, with the U.S. government passing a $2 trillion stimulus package to help struggling Americans.

Chicago Mayor Signs Executive Order Giving Coronavirus Benefits To Illegal Aliens.  Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday signed an executive order ensuring that all immigrants and refugees — including illegal aliens — are eligible to receive the city's coronavirus benefits.  The city of Chicago has launched several programs in order to help residents cope with the financial challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Such initiatives include a coronavirus Housing Assistance Grant program, an online resources program for students through the city's public schools, and a $100 million Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund to help small businesses that are struggling.  Lightfoot's order Tuesday [4/7/2020]will allow illegal aliens to tap into all of these programs.

Illegal border crossings fall to zero in pandemic.  The number of foreigners arrested for illegally entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, and along the coasts have dropped to almost nothing in the past week as the U.S. became the world leader in confirmed cases, according to Department of Homeland Security officials.  Only 79 people were encountered Sunday by Border Patrol agents nationwide after they had attempted to enter the country between ports of entry.  If that rate continued over the course of a month, it would make for fewer than 2,500 apprehensions, a drop in the bucket compared to the 30,000 arrests that agents made just on the southern border in February and 132,000 at the peak of the border crisis last May.  Border arrests reflect the number of people attempting to cross.

What Can Be Done On Immigration Now.  This is an unusual time in U.S. immigration history.  All non-essential immigration from Mexico, Canada, China, and Europe is on hold. [...] There are millions of Americans who are currently out of work due to the effects of the Wuhan virus, and undoubtedly there are hundreds if not thousands of them who would be excellent [Border Patrol] agents, but have never considered (before) a government career.  Now is the time for a concerted hiring push for a job that comes with a good salary, excellent benefits, and a great retirement package.  Now is also the time for CBP to plan on the (optimistically not too distant day) when the borders reopen.  That day will bring not only millions of lawful travelers, but likely thousands of illicit migrants, as well.  In the last five fiscal years, there has been an uptick in the number of migrants entering illegally or without proper documents along the Southwest border beginning in the spring, a trend that has often continued into December.  The agency has, by necessity, often had to react quickly to such surges, but the current lull would be the perfect time to put in place contingency plans for dealing with a future wave of illegal entries, using the lessons that were hard learned as the situation along the border devolved in late 2018 through 2019.

Newsom is Giving Emergency Grants to Illegal Alien Small Business Owners.  On Friday [4/3/2020], a reporter from Telemundo asked California's Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom what emergency relief he would be providing for illegal aliens amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  "No state in America does more to help residents regardless of their immigration status," the governor rightly assured the reporter.  Newsom first bragged about the state's healthcare coverage for illegal aliens before explaining how his administration is now helping illegal alien small business owners obtain grants while a large part of the American economy remains shut down.

Facing 30 percent unemployment, we're importing more foreign workers.  Why?  With 10 million unemployment claims just in the past two weeks and a jobless rate that could reach 32 percent, the Trump Administration is continuing the trend of increasing importation of foreign workers, whose numbers have doubled over the past decade.  The State Department has waived the interview requirement for H-2A visa farmworkers to speed their arrival, while the Department of Homeland Security is going ahead with a lottery for H-1B cheap-labor visas for tech firms and possibly increasing the number of H-2B nonfarm seasonal workers (for landscaping, hotels, carnivals, etc.)  This last is perhaps the most unreal.  Following its recent practice, Congress responded to pressure from industry lobbyists to increase the number of H-2B visas by passing the buck to DHS, authorizing — but not requiring — it to increase the number.  The administration decided on the largest-ever increase — 35,000 additional visas — in the long-ago days of 3 percent unemployment (i.e., March 5).

Minnesota: Woman Charged with Visa Fraud; Injured Illegals to Help them Get Special Visas.  Just when you think you have heard it all, here comes yet another scam on America.  Did you even know there were U-Visas that allow illegal aliens to stay in the US if they have been the victim of a crime.  This creepy woman actually cut her willing accomplices with a box cutter to help create the lie that they were victims!

Coronavirus: Illegal Aliens Demand $1.2K Each in Taxpayer-Funded Checks.  Illegal aliens are demanding they too receive $1,200 in federal checks from the government as part of a Chinese coronavirus crisis relief package.  Open borders organizations like the George Soros-funded United We Dream, the National Immigrant Justice Center, and the National Immigration Law Center — all of which represent the roughly 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the United States — are pleading with the federal government to cut federal checks to illegal aliens who have Individual Tax Identification Number (ITINs).

Hire American:  Halt to immigrant hiring sought during virus crisis.  The surge in layoffs prompted by the coronavirus is leading to urgent calls in Washington to end a program that encourages big corporations to hire immigrant STEM graduates, often Chinese, who frequently get paid less than U.S. workers.  Several immigration reform groups said that jobs during the crisis should go to U.S. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics graduates, not guest workers.  "Government leaders should seize the opportunity to hit the 'reset button' and ensure that American workers get the first crack at jobs across the economic spectrum," said Matt O'Brien, research director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

Four Supreme Court rulings this term strengthen Trump's hand on immigration.  The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court have proven to be consequential in advancing President Trump's immigration agenda.  Four cases decided during this term, three by a 5-4 margin, have reversed lower court decisions that sought to make it harder to restrict immigration.

This should have been done years ago:
Trump admin to begin turning back all undocumented immigrants, asylum seekers at borders: report.  The Trump administration is reportedly planning to turn back all asylum seekers at both the northern and southern borders over concerns regarding the coronavirus outbreak.  Four administration officials told The New York Times on Tuesday that the policy would apply to asylum seekers and any other migrant seeking to cross the border illegally.  Ports of entry would remain open to American citizens, green card holders and some foreigners with proper documentation as well as commercial traffic, according to the report.

Supreme Court Sides With Trump on 'Remain in Mexico' Policy.  The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the Trump administration can continue enforcing a policy at the southern border that returns asylum-seekers to Mexico as they await court dates in the U.S.  The order blocks an injunction against the so-called "Remain in Mexico" policy that was set to take effect Thursday [3/12/2020], allowing it to continue while a challenge works its way through the courts.  It's a significant victory for the White House, which has seen many of its immigration policies held up as disputes are heard in federal courts.

ICE says it will take 140 years to deport illegals from border surge.  ICE's chief said Wednesday [3/11/2020] that at current deportation rates it would take 140 years to remove all the illegal immigrants who came in during the border surge of the past two years.  Matt Albence, acting director at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said the border surge over the past two years added 900,000 more cases to ICE's non-detained docket, which now totals more than 3.3 million.  That far outstrips ICE's ability to track down and deport people, he told the House Appropriations Committee.

This is why immigration checkpoints exist.
90 Migrants Found Packed in Tractor-Trailer at Texas Border Checkpoint.  Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents stopped a collection of 90 migrants from being smuggled into the U.S. interior.  The cartel-connected smugglers locked 90 migrants, including five unaccompanied juveniles, inside a tractor-trailer.  Laredo North Station agents assigned to the Interstate 35 immigration checkpoint on the night of March 5 observed a gray tractor pulling a white trailer approaching for inspection.  During an initial inspection, a K-9 agent alerted to the possible presence of drug or human cargo in the rear of the trailer, according to information obtained from Laredo Sector Border Patrol officials.

The U.S. Census, Illegals - and Counting Congressional Seats.  The U.S. census is held every 10 years in order to count people, not citizens, and to then allocate congressional seats based on the count.  There are at least 22 million legal non-citizens and 12 million illegal immigrants in our country or 10.4% of our population of 330 million.  They are all non-citizens who will be counted in the census for the purpose of reallocating the 435 U.S. House seats.  This means that 34 U.S. congressional seats will be attributed to non-citizens.  Minnesota, by comparison, gets just eight congressional seats.  This system of counting helps sanctuary states like California gain more congressional seats than if only citizens were counted because of their large illegal alien populations.  No wonder California treats their illegal immigrants with such respect, as those illegals get them additional congressional house seats and all of the power and Federal money that comes along with those seats.

Left howls after Trump orders detained illegals to give DNA samples.  As usual, the left is howling about the Trump administration's new plan to force detained illegals — the brazen people who cross illegally and turn themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol authorities for 'services' — to provide DNA samples to lawmen, in order to catch the ones who are already wanted for other crimes, mostly from past occasions of breaking into the U.S.

Bangladeshi national pleads guilty to smuggling illegal immigrants into US via Mexico.  A Bangladeshi man pleaded guilty last week to his role in smuggling his fellow countrymen into the United States from Mexico in exchange for payments, prosecutors said.  Mohamad Milon Hossain, 39, admitted that from March 2017 to June 2019, he smuggled Bangladeshi nationals into the United States at the Texas border, according to a press release from the Justice Department.

Pentagon Sends Troops to California Border amid Fears of Border Rush.  The government is sending 160 soldiers to help border agents block the migrant surge that is expected if the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals strikes down the Migrant Protection Protocols.  The MPP program has sent roughly 60,000 migrants back into Mexico, prior to their eventual asylum hearings in the United States.  The return policy deters migration by preventing migrants from getting the U.S. jobs they need to repay their smuggling loans — unless they eventually win their backlogged courtroom claims.

DOJ approves plan to collect DNA from arrested illegal immigrants.  The Trump administration finalized a new policy Friday that paves the way for Homeland Security to collect DNA from all illegal immigrants the department arrests, fulfilling the terms of a 2005 law that the government has been evading for years.  Under the new rules, posted online Friday and slated to be published in the Federal Register next week, Attorney General William P. Barr can cancel an Obama-era waiver and order collection of DNA by agents and officers in both U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Illegal Aliens Try to Influence Super Tuesday Primaries for Democrats.  United We Dream Action, one of the largest national immigrant rights groups with illegal aliens as part of its membership, announced Friday its endorsement for Warren and Sanders and support to end all deportations of illegal aliens.  "Both Warren and Sanders rise far above the rest in their vision and readiness to deliver on our platform for change," the group said in a video. [...] In prior primaries, like the Iowa Democrat Caucus, illegal aliens and noncitizens organized for Sanders, as Breitbart News reported.  Breitbart writes, "both Warren and Sanders have endorsed a platform that forces America's working and middle class to compete against the world's workforce for jobs, including decriminalizing U.S.-Mexico border crossings, amnesty for the majority of the 11 to 22 million illegal alien population, and taxpayer-funded healthcare for all illegal aliens, noncitizens, and foreign nationals."

Texas bus company forced to pay U.S. workers after hiring foreigners instead.  Edward Turknett learned that El Expreso, a Houston bus company, was looking for drivers, so he followed all the instructions in the job listing to apply.  He never heard back.  The Justice Department says El Expreso wasn't interested in American workers and wanted to hire foreigners on work visas.  Though the bus company maintains its innocence after a department investigation, it has agreed to pay a fine to the government and a sizable settlement to those like Mr. Turknett who were left without a job.

Supreme Court Narrowly Decides That Identity Theft by Illegal Aliens Is Actually a Crime.  Small wonder that we are a magnet for illegal immigration. [...] In 1986, Congress enacted the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).  IRCA made it illegal to employ illegal aliens, established an employment eligibility verification system, and created various civil and criminal penalties against employers who violate the law.  As part of this law came the Form I-9, known to anyone who has applied for a job in the past 30 years.  This is a largely toothless provision that does nothing to deter anyone from employing an illegal nor does it pose any noticeable bar to the ability of illegals to work, but it has created a booming black market in I-9 friendly documents.  What could have been a fairly formidable tool to deter longterm illegals has been effectively gutted by the courts.

Divided Supreme Court rules illegal immigrants can't be shielded from ID theft prosecution.  A divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that illegal immigrants who use someone else's information when filling out tax forms for employment can face criminal charges, despite federal laws that liberal justices claim should prohibit such cases.  The Immigration Control and Reform Act (IRCA) makes it a federal crime to lie on the I-9 work authorization form, while limiting how the false information can be used.  Federal law also says information "contained in" the I-9 cannot be used for law enforcement other than specified exceptions — but the Supreme Court ruled that if workers use the same information in tax documents, they can face charges.

Democrats Use Migrants to Smuggle the Transgender Ideology into U.S. Law.  Democrat legislators want President Donald Trump's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to comply with pro-transgender rules set by President Barack Obama in 2015.  The legislators are pushing the pro-transgender policies despite Trump's policy of reestablishing the legal recognition of fundamental biological differences between men and women Obama sought to abolish.  For example, Obama's pro-transgender policy sought to place migrant men who say they are "transgender women" in detention facilities with women.  Obama's rules would also have provided foreign migrants with expensive hormones that help them change their sexual appearance, even when migrants could not afford those medications in their home countries.

Ninth Circuit Court:  Trump administration must stop returning asylum seekers to Mexico.  It's probably one of the most successful policies to reduce the number of migrants showing up at the southern US border.  Today a 3-judge panel from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the remain in Mexico policy is illegal.

Appeals court temporarily blocks Trump administration's 'Remain-in-Mexico' policy.  A federal appeals court on Friday slapped a temporary halt on the Remain-in-Mexico policy — one of the most effective Trump administration policies in halting last year's migrant crisis — dealing a significant blow to the administration's efforts to control the flow of migrants claiming asylum at the southern border.  The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled in a 2-1 vote to put a hold on the policy — formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP).  In a separate ruling Friday [2/28/2020], the same court also blocked an administration policy that prevents immigrants who crossed the border illegally from then claiming asylum in the U.S.

Illegal immigrant population shrinks as Mexicans go home.  Despite the surge of illegal migrants from Central America, the actual unauthorized population in the U.S. has dropped over the last decade, according to a new analysis Wednesday that found hundreds of thousands of Mexicans have surrendered their foothold and self-deported back home.  The border is also no longer the key to illegal immigration, with the Center for Migration Studies of New York calculating that two-thirds of the new unauthorized migrants between 2010 and 2018 came on legal visas but never returned home.  Only one-third jump the border.  Over that period, the total illegal immigrant population fell from 11.8 million to 10.6 million, CMS says.

A New Section Of US Attorneys Is Being Created To Strip Naturalized Citizenship From Suspected Fraudsters.  The Department of Justice is creating a new section of attorneys to handle cases aimed at stripping naturalized citizenship from people suspected of fraud, officials announced Wednesday [2/26/2020].  The move will likely inspire increased fear in immigrant communities already on edge over the Trump administration's immigration restrictions.  DOJ officials framed the creation of the Denaturalization Section, which will be housed in the civil Office of Immigration Litigation, as an effort to crack down on an increase in cases of those who have engaged in fraud, human rights violations, sexual offenses, and other crimes.

The Perfect Storm Of Homelessness & Cesspools Of Filth In The Big Cities.  Today our politicians and judges have opened our borders to armies of immigrants who mostly despise us, and tons of drugs to feed a growing number of brain dead addicts, and have also released hordes of criminals to live on the streets.  Like virtually every crisis we peasants must face, this one was deliberately created by the Deep State.

Supreme Court denies Mexican family's damages claim for cross-border shooting.  A deeply divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the family of a Mexican teen shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent cannot seek damages because of the border that was between them.  The justices ruled 5-4 that Sergio Adrian Hernández Guereca, 15, lacked constitutional protection against the use of excessive force because he was in Mexico.  Had he been in Texas with Border Patrol agent Jesus Mesa, his family would have had a claim.  Associate Justice Samuel Alito wrote the opinion and was joined by the court's four other conservatives.  The four liberal justices dissented.

Is It Illegal To Encourage Unlawful Behavior?  If you tell someone to violate the law, is that a punishable crime?  Simply put, that case comes before the Supreme Court on Feb. 25.  Justices will consider whether to uphold the conviction of a woman whose crime was advising immigrants to break the law.  Will the justices rule that the First Amendment forbids making this a crime, or try to avoid that question altogether?

New immigration crackdown begins, no more welfare.  The Trump administration today is reinstating a Clinton-era welfare reform rule, once widely embraced by top Democrats in Congress, requiring immigrants to be self-sufficient, a move that could end up to $3 billion in federal and state welfare payments to them.  After receiving a blessing from the Supreme Court Friday [2/21/2020], the "Public Charge Grounds Final Rule" kicked in nationally, essentially forcing immigrants to prove that they won't become a burden on taxpayers.  Under the rule, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services "will look at the factors required under the law by Congress, like an alien's age, health, income, education, and skills, among others, in order to determine whether the alien is likely at any time to become a public charge," said an official.

Supreme Court ruling:  Government can deny green cards to those on public assistance.  The Trump administration has tightened its grip on immigration policy in the U.S. This week, the Supreme Court ruled five to four to expand the "public charge" rule across the entire country.  The decision will allow all 50 states to deny green cards to any non-citizen who the government believes will rely on public assistance.

Trump's 'Public Charge' Immigration Rule Upheld by Supreme Court.  Donald Trump's rule changes the so-called "public charge" rule that withholds green cards from immigrants dependent on government services.  Federal immigration law says that immigrants desiring permanent legal status can be denied if they are likely to become a "public charge."  Previously the government defined "public charge" as anyone receiving cash benefits.  Those getting food stamps or housing assistance were exempt.  The rule change means that green cards will only go to those who are free of dependency on government.  New York and Illinois sued the administration over the change and federal judges issued injunctions preventing the rule from being enacted.  In January, the Supreme Court lifted the New York injunction and on Friday, the court lifted the Illinois order.

375,000 Apprehended Illegal Aliens Released Into U.S. Interior.  Starting last March, departing from its usual procedure, the Border Patrol released 145,000 people directly from its custody rather than turning them over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  The other 230,000 were transferred to ICE and released from ICE facilities.  The 145,000 family members released by the Border Patrol who were not transferred to ICE were released with a legal document known as a "notice to appear," which states when they should show up for a hearing to determine if they will be returned to their county of origin.  A large number of those issued such a notice fail to show up for the hearings.  This, essentially, is a continuation of the "catch and release" policy, where illegal border crossers were given such a notice and released instead of being detained and processed for deportation.  President Trump has promised to end the "catch and release" policy practiced by the Obama administration, but these latest statistics from the Border Patrol indicate this change has not yet been implemented.

Warren: Everyone Here Illegally Must Be Able to Secure American Citizenship.  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) says "everyone who is here" illegally must have a path to obtaining American citizenship — a policy that would eventually give voting rights to the 11 to 22 million illegal aliens in the United States.  During a town hall at the Domestic Workers Forum in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Tuesday, Warren reiterated her plan to make sure all illegal aliens are able to obtain American citizenship and thus, eventually, voting rights.

Mexican migrants sent record $36B in remittances in 2019.  Instability in Mexico and Latin America drove a wave of migrant workers to send a record amount of remittances to their home countries in 2019.  Mexico's Central Bank reported that Mexican migrants working overseas sent home a record-high $36 billion in remittances in 2019, a 7 percent increase from 2018.  According to a study from the Inter-American Dialogue, between 2016 and 2017, remittances to Mexico increased by 12 percent, a sharp rise from previous years.

Buttigieg plans to flood small American towns with immigrants.  On the same day we learn that an al-Qaeda operative is living in our midst, some reassuring news comes from the campaign of Democrat Pete Buttigieg.  Appearing at a campaign stop in New Hampshire, Mayor Pete touted his "Community Renewal Visas," which will effectively flood American towns with immigrants.  "I'm proposing ... that when a community that is very much in need of growing its population, recognizes that, and makes a choice to welcome more than its share of new Americans," Buttigieg said, "that we create a fast-track, if they apply for an allotment of visas."

Experts, GOP React To Democratic 'New Way Forward' Bill.  Immigration experts and House Republicans are balking at the New Way Forward Act, a Democratic bill that is being described as an embrace of "open borders" and likely to be the most "radical" legislation ever introduced in history.  Democratic Illinois Rep. Jesús Garc'a, along with several other progressive House members, introduced the New Way Forward Act in December 2019, to seemingly little fanfare.  The bill, among many things, calls for the decriminalization of illegal immigration, would make it more difficult to deport convicted criminal aliens, empower immigration judges to nullify deportation orders, and also calls for the return of previously deported illegal aliens.  Not to be considered a fringe bill that is attracting scant support, the New Way Forward Act has so far garnered 43 co-sponsors since it was rolled out late in 2019.

Democrats Hate What Trump Is Highlighting about Them.  In a country where we are already borrowing at an obscenely unsustainable rate, the idea of committing to "free" health care for noncitizens is the very definition of asinine.  Yet the Democrats fell over each other to box themselves into this corner during the earlier debates.  There is now a fundamental divide between Republicans and Democrats, best viewed as pro-American and anti-American.  One side views America as the greatest sovereign nation in the world, a beacon of liberty and freedom.  The other side views it as an abomination, a patriarchal, colonial, and racist toxic brew that can be remedied only through apology tours, elevating foreigners over Americans, and having no borders.  Thanks to academia's influence, that message now reverberates beyond university faculty lounges.  In the Democrat-dominated suburbs in Northern Virginia, there is barely an American flag in sight.

ACLU Sues ICE Over Raid in Texas that Arrested Hundreds of Illegals.  The far-left American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the federal government in response to a raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement near Dallas, as ABC reports.  The lawsuit was filed after ICE allegedly refused to release the search warrants that authorized the raid, which took place in April in the city of Allen, about 15 miles outside of Dallas.  The raid resulted in the arrest of 280 illegal aliens who were working at an electronics repair plant owned by CVE Technology Group.  As a result, the ACLU claimed that ICE's refusal to hand over the warrants constituted a violation of the Freedom of Information Act.

ICE arrests 115 immigrants during 5-day N.J. sweep, including man wanted for murder in Brazil.  Federal authorities arrested 115 people in the United States illegally from 23 different countries — including one man wanted for murder — during a five-day sweep in New Jersey that ended Saturday [2/1/2020].  In Newark, ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations took into custody a 53-year-old Brazilian national wanted in that country for homicide, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday in announcing the arrests.  An ICE spokesman on Wednesday did not immediately have further details on the charges or the name of the suspect.

Trump's Global Entry suspension in New York is another slap at Blue State elites.  Maybe you think taking swipes at the rich in the name of "spreading the pain" is the sole dominion of politicians like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, or just the Democratic Party.  But meet your new "punish the rich" crusader:  President Donald J. Trump.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Thursday [2/6/2020] announced the suspension of most of the "trusted traveler" programs, including Global Entry, for New York state residents.  That means the Trump administration is moving airport travel hell up the economic food chain.  The Trump team's reported reasoning is simple:  Since New York state's sanctuary laws for undocumented immigrants limit cooperation with federal immigration enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security had to suspend the program for New Yorkers.

Department of Homeland Security suspends Global Entry program for New Yorkers.  The Department of Homeland Security announced the suspension of renewals and enrollments for Global Entry and other Trusted Travel Programs for New York residents.  Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday that the move was a response to the state's "Green Light Law" supporting undocumented immigrants.  "Today, we sent a letter to New York indicating, because they took these measures, that New York residents are no longer eligible to enroll in these Trusted Traveler Programs," Wolf said.  Other programs suspended by DHS include NEXUS, SENTRI and FAST.  They have millions of members and allow them to bypass long Customs and Border Protection lines.

Super Majority of Mexicans Support AMLO Blocking Migrant Caravans.  While liberal activists derisively accused him of building and paying for "Trump's wall" by putting Mexican troops on the border with Guatemala to interdict migrant caravans, a new poll shows a sharp increase of support so that now a super majority of Mexicans are in favor of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (nicknamed AMLO) in his efforts to secure Mexico's southern border.  AMLO sent National Guard forces to the border last month to stop caravans from crossing through Mexico to the United States and deport them to their home countries.

Why the Left Really Wants to Kill America.  Why has the modern Democratic Party worked so diligently to erode patriotism?  Because love of country is a major impediment to convincing voters to support what they really want, which is yielding their nation's sovereignty to an international governing body, ultimately the United Nations.  With patriotism marginalized, a society's populace can more easily be led to no longer see themselves as citizens of their country, but as "citizens of the world."  (In his July 2008 speech in Berlin, progressive presidential candidate Barack Obama told an adoring crowd of 200,000 cheering Europeans, "I come to you as a Citizen of the World.")  In Europe, the long-standing national identity of every progressive-run nation is already being intentionally erased, and it stands as a sort of bellwether of things to come over here.  Government-encouraged mass migration is its instrument, and the same thing is being attempted in America by the modern Democratic Party.

House Democrat 'disturbed' by courthouse arrest of illegal immigrant with multiple theft convictions.  Rep. Vicente Gonzalez was "disturbed to learn" that an illegal immigrant with multiple theft convictions had been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.  The Texas Democrat suggested that the arrest of Ericka Gonzalez Zuniga, a Mexican national living in the United States illegally, should not have taken place in a courthouse but did acknowledge that it was a lawful arrest.  "I was disturbed to learn that ICE arrested Ericka Gonzalez Zuniga at the Hidalgo County Courthouse yesterday," the congressman said in a public statement on Friday [1/31/2020].  "While lawful, this lacked forethought, incites fear in our community, and may have a detrimental impact on our local justice system."

Mexico deports over 2,000 caravan migrants back to Honduras.  The Mexican government announced it has so far deported more than 2,000 members of the latest migrant caravan, demonstrating the seriousness of the country's newfound enforcement of illegal immigration.  Mexico deported roughly 2,303 Honduran migrants between Jan. 18 and Jan. 27, the National Migration Institute — the department in Mexico that manages immigration — reported Monday.  The Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington, D.C.,-based immigration think tank, translated and flagged the recent numbers.  The deportations pertained to the most recent U.S.-bound migrant caravan.  The National Migration Institute and the Mexican National Guard commissioned eight chartered planes and 34 buses to remove the members of the migrant caravan.

Supreme Court Allows President Trump to Enforce "Public Charge" Rule For Immigration.  Today [1/27/2020] the Supreme Court granted the Trump administration's request to continue enforcement of the "public charge" rule on immigration.  The SCOTUS decision allows the government to enforce a provision of federal immigration law banning non-citizens from receiving a green card if the government believes the applicant is likely to become a "public charge" — or reliant on government assistance.

Supreme Court Allows Trump To Enforce Rule Barring Green Cards For Migrants Using Social Services.  The Supreme Court Monday [1/27/2020] allowed the Trump administration to enforce a new rule that will deny green cards to foreign nationals who use taxpayer-funded social services, lifting lower court injunctions that blocked the change.  The 5-4 vote followed familiar ideological lines, with Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan in dissent.  The justices did not give reasons for lifting the injunctions — as is typical of orders of this nature — though Justice Neil Gorsuch released a concurring opinion urging the Supreme Court to curtail the use nationwide injunctions, which Justice Clarence Thomas joined.

Democrat Caught on Video Teaching Illegals How to Vote.  Is this how liberals will swing the election in their favor in 2020? This video is from the swing state of Arizona, which could decide the next election!

Caravan in Mexico broken up by national guardsmen, immigration agents.  Mexican security forces and immigration agents put hundreds of Central Americans who crossed into the country early Thursday [1/23/2020] on buses to be processed and possibly sent back to their home countries amid a wave of migrants passing through in an effort to reach the United States.  The national guardsmen, dressed in riot gear, advanced on migrants who were stopped at a crossroads, prompting the migrants to kneel and chant "we want to pass."  Authorities awaited the caravan outside the community of Frontera Hidalgo, near Ciudad Hidalgo, where the migrants had crossed the Suchiate River at dawn.

Mexico begins deporting migrants who rushed the border Monday.  Yesterday [1/20/2020] a caravan of roughly 2,500 migrants stopped trying to cross Mexico's southern border by bridge and instead waded across the river and attempted to get past a line of Mexican National Guardsmen waiting on the other side.  That led to some rock-throwing by both sides but hundreds of migrants wound up being taken into custody by the Mexican authorities.  Today, those migrants are already being deported by bus and by plane.

Congressional Inaction and Hypocrisy on Illegal Immigration.  House Democrats announced this week that they are launching an investigation into the Trump Administration's Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program, known colloquially as the "Remain in Mexico" policy.  It's the latest attempt by Democrats to undo the Trump Administration's aggressive — and, so far, successful — policies to reduce illegal migration at the southern border.

Mexico blocks 2,500 migrants from crossing at Guatemala entry point, authorities say.  Mexican officials on Saturday closed a section of their border with Guatemala following a push by thousands of migrants to make their way across a bridge over the Suchiate River between the two countries.  About 2,500 migrants of all ages were held up and prevented from crossing or entering the bridge at Mexico's southern border by Mexican National Guardsmen, Guatemalan authorities estimated, according to The Associated Press.

Honduran migrants clash with Mexican troops blocking the 2,500-strong US-bound caravan on a bridge at Guatemalan border.  Migrants clashed with Mexican troops on a bridge at the Guatemalan border on Saturday, as hundreds of guards also lined the banks of the river to prevent further crossings there.  Thousands of Central American migrants tried to push their way across a bridge spanning the Suchiate River between Mexico and Guatemala.  Honduran migrants waved their country's flag and sang the national anthem as they approached the bridge.  At the height of the confrontation, Guatemalan authorities estimated 2,500 migrants were on the bridge, or attempting to get on it.

Mexico Offers 4K Jobs to Honduran Caravan Migrants.  The government of Mexico is offering about 4,000 jobs to caravan migrants from Honduras who are currently attempting to make their way through Guatemala.  "There is a way for them to have work.  My ideal is full employment — work for everyone... and the right to work guaranteed," Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said in a Friday press conference reported on by the Anadolu Agency.

The Editor says...
They don't want jobs, they want food stamps.

Everyone Is Wrong on Skilled Immigration.  Liberal activists want to take in as many immigrants as they can.  You don't have to be a cynic to see the political angle of this policy.  An influx of new immigrants has already turned California from a decidedly red state to a strongly blue state.  There is evidence that a similar transition may now be underway in Texas.  In recent years, the permissiveness on immigration has advanced from advocating more legal immigration to openly favoring illegal immigration.  We are now at a point where the majority of Democrats running for president raised their hands in favor of completely decriminalizing illegal border crossings.

Trump administration starts returning migrants deep into Mexico to combat border crisis.  The Trump administration has started returning Mexican migrants deep into the country's interior as part of an expanding effort to deter illegal immigration and combat the ongoing crisis at the border.  The Department of Homeland Security started running flights from Tucson, Ariz., to Guadalajara in December.  Officials say the migrants being returned are all Mexican nationals from non-border Mexican states who typically have either recently illegally entered the U.S., or who had gone through the court system but were ruled to be deportable by an immigration judge.

Democrats Have Become a Disfigured Reflection of the Party They Once Were.  [Scroll down]  We see in their contempt for federal marijuana laws, the institution of sanctuary cities, and their hostility to border enforcement a deranged lack of perspective regarding the health of our citizens, many of whom are struggling with or dying from drug usage.  The opioid epidemic we face is clearly connected to the opioid supply, and that, in turn, is clearly a border issue.  Yet they put aside the well-being of so many poor souls caught by the hook of addiction into ignoring border enforcement in order to score political hate points against the president.  Instead of looking at border issues in terms of law and national health, they turn enforcement into an ugly, defamatory argument about American and Trumpian racism.  Only 14 years ago, they were able to agree with Republicans on the need for stronger border enforcement, whereas now they try to block every Trump attempt — mandated by the American people — to bring order out of chaos on our southern border.

Political correctness with the force of law:
City Council introduces bill to bar the term 'illegal alien'.  The [New York] City Council's Committee on Immigration is mulling a bill that would bar municipal government workers from using the terms "alien," "illegal alien" or "illegal immigrant" in official documents.  "I introduced this bill because words matter and the language we use or choose to use has power and consequences," said Councilman Francisco Moya (D-Queens) — who first floated the proposal late last month — in a Thursday [1/9/2020] committee hearing.  The legislation proposes the term "noncitizen" as an alternative.  "This isn't about replacing one word with another," said Moya.  "It is about treating the individuals these terms describe as human beings."

Trump administration cannot enforce 'public charge' rule.  In a brief ruling, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an October ruling from Manhattan federal court Judge George Daniels, who blocked the enforcement of the so-called "public charge" rule in a scathing opinion that called the policy "repugnant to the American Dream."  The "public charge" rule, unveiled last year, would make it easier for the government to deny proper paperwork to immigrants who may require government assistance such as Medicaid or food stamps.  The Wednesday [1/8/2020] decision also upheld a nationwide injunction — meaning the policy cannot be enforced anywhere.

The Editor says...
"The American Dream" is a lofty and abstract goal, not an inalienable right.  It is a matter of folklore, not law.

Trump Is Quietly Winning Bigly At The Border.  Last week, 18 people crossed the border illegally into Arizona hoping they could exploit a loophole in U.S. asylum policy to stay in the country.  Instead, they found themselves shipped back to Mexico while their asylum claims are reviewed.  In the midst of impeachment mania and the killing of an Iranian general, this event captured little attention.  But it's part of a broader campaign that the Trump administration has quietly embarked upon to crack down on illegal border crossings.  And — even without the wall — these policies are having a huge impact.

Donald Trump's Immigration Judges Boost Deportation Numbers.  President Donald Trump's new immigration judges are far more likely to reject migrants' requests for asylum than are the judges prior presidents picked.  Four Trump immigration judges in Memphis, Tennessee, denied more than 90 percent of claims from migrants, while the prior judges granted roughly half of the requests, according to a study by immigration lawyer Lily Axelrod.

Trump's offer Mexico could not refuse.  Amid all the stories about President Donald John Trump's triumphs in 2019 — exoneration from Mueller, 3.5% unemployment, killing al-Baghdadi, and a 33% rise in my 401-k — having Mexico protect our border is way down on the list.  Let me raise its profile because President Trump did the nearly impossible by getting Mexico to patrol our border.  And he topped that by getting Mexico to keep people seeking asylum there until their cases are adjudicated.

Trump's Biggest Wins Of 2019.  Trump has implemented a number of new immigration policies since taking office to try to combat the national security and humanitarian crisis on the southern border, but arguably the most successful in the administration's perspective has been the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program, also known as the "Remain in Mexico" policy.

Turns Out, Trump's 'Evil' ICE Raids Benefited American Workers.  Remember when Democrats reflexively accused President Donald Trump of being a racist when he said illegal immigrants steal American jobs?  Turns out, he was right, as evidenced by the aftermath of the massive summer raid that rounded up hundreds of illegals working at chicken processing plants in Mississippi.  In early August, some 600 Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents surrounded seven plants operated by five companies in six different cities.  They rounded up 680 "undocumented" immigrants, in what was described as the largest raid in a single state.  This is part of a larger effort by Trump to target companies that knowingly hire illegal immigrants.

Topics We Aren't Allowed to Talk About.  [A]cknowledging that not every illegal immigrant improves America raises uncomfortable questions.  If illegal immigration has a downside, then why has Washington allowed so much of it?  If the people in charge actually cared, they would have tried harder to protect our borders.  But Washington, for decades, has let millions of foreigners with no screening come across the border to use our services, often lower wages and in some cases, commit crimes.  That is all true, which by definition made it unacceptable to say.  The news anchors pretended that by saying it, Trump was somehow attacking defenseless Mexicans.  Actually, he was attacking the gatekeepers in our national media.  The people who should have been sounding the alarm about all of this, but instead made common cause with the ruling class they were supposed to be covering.  Our system is rotten and corrupt, and the news media are a major reason for why that is.

Mass Migration Could Give Urbanized Blue States a Disproportionate Electoral Advantage.  Trump was able to win competitive states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina, and Wisconsin — all states that are projected to lose one seat, according to the CIS study.  Shockingly, Ohio will lose three more seats thanks to these redistricting changes.  On the other hand, Florida would gain three additional seats while New Jersey would add two and Illinois and Massachusetts would add another seat.  "Apportionment is a zero-sum system; by adding more population to some states rather than others, immigration will continue to significantly redistribute political power in Washington," the study argues.  Illegal immigrants and their American-born children will cause pivotal swing states to lose seats.

LBJ-era immigration changes skewed political power toward Dems, away from GOP: study.  U.S. legal and illegal immigration levels will create a markedly different House of Representatives — and post-2020 electoral college votes — than would have existed otherwise, a new study claims.  The study, conducted by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), claims to offer insight into how immigration reforms during the era of Democratic President Lyndon Johnson affected the distribution of American political power.  "Our findings indicate that, over time, immigration profoundly redistributes political power at the federal level by changing the apportionment of House seats and votes in the Electoral College," the study's authors wrote.

Pete Buttigieg doesn't have a plan on immigration.  He has a welcome mat.  Current immigration policy is muddied at best , functioning as half border protection, half charity for the world's poor.  Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg proposes to erase that ambiguity and just make it 100% charity.  The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, released his immigration policy proposals on Sunday.  There's essentially no difference between them and what the rest of the 2020 Democratic field has been saying, which is to say, he is for free healthcare for illegal immigrants and essentially no enforcement at the border.  Buttigieg's proposal also contains no real policy.  It's nothing more than a group of goals for increasing the number of immigrants in the United States and giving them all welfare because, well, isn't that what we do now?  We give away stuff to every poor and sick person who shows up at the border.

Jill Biden Hands Out Christmas Gifts at Mexico Border Camp.  Former second lady Dr. Jill Biden, whose husband, former vice president Joe Biden, is running for the 2020 Democrat nomination, handed out tamales and Christmas gifts to migrants in Mexico as part of a visit with local leaders on Sunday [12/22/2019].  Biden toured a migrant camp across the border from Brownsville, Texas, home to over 2,000 asylum-seekers.

The Editor says...
Handing out tamales?  Isn't that presumptuously racist?  Wouldn't it be more appropriate to give each one a slice of pizza or a Big Mac?

Trump admin begins dropping deported Mexicans farther from border, making reentry harder.  The U.S. has begun deporting Mexican nationals deep into the interior of their country, making illegal reentry that much more difficult — and immigration enforcement officials have not ruled out deporting them as far as Guatemala.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the government of Mexico announced the relaunch of the Interior Repatriation Initiative Thursday.  Under the auspices of the agreement, ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations will fly Mexican nationals hundreds of miles within Mexican territory, in lieu of simply repatriating them a few miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Editor says...
Take them all the way to Yucatán!

Study: Immigration to Redistribute 26 Congressional Seats to Blue States for 2022 Election.  The nation's illegal and legal immigration system will help shift 26 congressional seats, primarily from red states, and redistribute them to mostly blue states next year, according to new analysis.  Every year, the United States imports about 1.2 million legal immigrants who largely arrive to reunite with foreign relatives already in the country.  This level of annual legal immigration is in addition to the hundreds of thousands of foreign workers who arrive on work visas every year and nearly a million illegal aliens who successfully enter the U.S.

Lack of Assimilation Is Economically Harming Latino Immigrants And Society.  Early in 2019, a firestorm of criticism descended upon veteran journalist Tom Brokaw because he said on NBC's Meet the Press that Hispanics "should work harder at assimilation" and shouldn't isolate themselves "in their communities."  NBC condemned his comments as "inaccurate and inappropriate," media outlets ran articles and editorials calling them racist and factually wrong, and Brokaw apologized.  Contrary to the blowback against Brokaw, scholarly sources show that modern Latino immigrants are not assimilating like previous generations of immigrants.  Furthermore, this is having negative economic impacts on them and the nation at large.  These facts have nothing to do with race and everything to do with factors that can foster or impede economic prosperity.

Least-Educated State: 2,471,189 California Residents 25 and Older Never Completed 9th Grade; Highest Percentage in Nation.  California once again ranked No. 1 among the 50 states for the percentage of its residents 25 and older who have never completed ninth grade and 50th for the percentage who have at least graduated from high school, according to new five-year estimates (2014-2018) released Thursday by the Census Bureau's American Community Survey.  California, as reported last year, also ranked No. 1 for the percentage who never completed ninth grade and No. 50 for the percentage who had graduated from high school in the five-year estimates (2013-2017) the Census Bureau released in December 2018.  In California, according to the new five-year estimate, 2,471,189 residents 25 and older had never completed ninth grade.

The Editor says...
So much for the claim that "immigrants make our communities stronger."

This Time It Is Personal — for Us.  We despise the Left's obsession with Colin Kaepernick and the troglodytic multi-millionaire ingrate lemmings like him.  No Nike athletic shoes or outdoor jackets in our homes and no more NFL football on our TV.  We strongly and enthusiastically support building the Wall.  Why should we not be enthusiastic about sealing off a porous border (i) that allows the smuggling of deadly drugs including opioids that murder tens of thousands annually, (ii) that fails to keep out animals like MS-13, and (iii) that facilitates and even invites the most vile human trafficking in women and children for unspeakable perversions and quasi-enslavement?  We virulently oppose the Democrats' cynical effort to import millions of illegal immigrants so that, having failed for generations to persuade the majority of self-sufficient Americans who live here legally and know the score, they instead seek to change vote outcomes by importing millions whom they know will rely on Democrat welfare programs.  That was their formula in New Mexico and then in flipping California from the Golden State of John Wayne and Reagan to the Homeless State of Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff.

Ilhan Omar at Sanders Rally: 'We Need to Abolish ICE' and 'We Should All Be Proud to Be Radicals'.  Speaking at a campaign event for Senator Bernie Sanders, Rep. Ilhan Omar said that the United States can't claim to stand up for human rights around the world while "violating human rights at our border." [...] On Twitter, the congresswoman from Minnesota went even further.  "We need to abolish ICE," she said about the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, "create pathways to citizenship, and welcome refugees with open arms."

The Editor says...
Admission to the United States is not a human right.

Illegal aliens live here
20 metro areas are home to six-in-ten unauthorized immigrants in U.S.  Most of the United States' 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants live in just 20 major metropolitan areas, with the largest populations in New York, Los Angeles, Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth, according to new Pew Research Center estimates based on government data.  The nation's unauthorized immigrant population is highly concentrated, more so than the U.S. population overall.  In 2016, the 20 metro areas with the most unauthorized immigrants were home to 6.5 million of them, or 61% of the estimated nationwide total.  By contrast, only 37% of the total U.S. population lived in those metro areas.

America's illegal alien population is three times Europe's.  American conservatives are concerned that we are a step or two behind Europe in committing open-borders suicide.  But if you actually look at the numbers, in many respects America is blazing the trail to destruction much more swiftly than Europe.  A recent Pew Research report estimated the entire illegal immigrant population of Europe is 3.9-4.8 million.  That is for an entire continent of 747 million people.  The U.S. is less than half the size, yet the estimates of the illegal alien population range from 11 million to as high as 22 million.  Pew, as well as other left-leaning groups, likes to say there were only 12 million illegal aliens last decade and that the number has actually gone down in recent years.  But the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) notes how they rely on census data that has traditionally undercounted illegal aliens by 15-35 percent.  Moreover, given the massive influx of Central Americans in recent years, it is laughable how some of these organization can say that the numbers haven't moved.  ICE's docket of non-detained aliens targeted for removal alone has grown by roughly one million since 2017, while the immigration court backlog has grown nearly tenfold over the decade.

2020 census:  Surge in immigrants to take 24 House seats from Trump states.  The 10-year surge in illegal and legal immigration has exploded the populations of mostly Democratic states enough that the 2020 census is likely to result in the redistribution of 24 House seats in states President Trump won, according to a new population analysis released Thursday morning [12/19/2019].  The prediction from the Center for Immigration Studies said that 26 seats overall will shift due to immigration increases since the last census was taken.  And it said that a minimum of 19 of those seats will be added to Democratic states.

Brazilians arrive in waves at the US-Mexico border.  The quiet migration of around 17,000 Brazilians through a single U.S. city in the past year reveals a new frontier in the Trump administration's effort to shut down the legal immigration pathway for people claiming fear of persecution.

County may become first in U.S. to bar new refugees.  If they vote to bar refugees, as expected, Burleigh County — home to about 95,000 people and the capital city of Bismarck — could become the first local government to do so since President Donald Trump issued an executive order making it possible.  The county postponed a vote last week when more than 100 people showed up and overflowed the commission's normal meeting space.  Monday night's meeting will be held in a middle school cafeteria to accommodate public interest that Chairman Brian Bitner said is the most intense he's seen in more than a decade on the commission.

Border apprehensions dropped in November for the 6th consecutive month, per DHS data.  Law enforcement apprehended or turned away 42,649 migrants at the southern border in November, according to preliminary data reviewed by Fox News — a sixth month of declines that the administration is hailing as proof that the set of policies and initiatives to combat the border crisis is working.  The numbers (33,510 apprehended and 9,139 deemed inadmissible) represented a decline of roughly six percent since October, and a drop of over 70 percent since the height of the crisis in May, when more than 144,000 migrants were encountered.

No One Crosses River Without Payments to Mexican Cartels, Says Texas Border Sector Asst.  Chief.  Del Rio Sector Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Brady Waikel told Breitbart News that "nothing crosses the river in this area without a payment being made" to Mexican cartels.  His comments came during a recent roundtable discussion between Del Rio Sector leadership and Breitbart.

Kobach: Democrats Now 'Say Out Loud' Intent to Turn America Blue by Immigration.  Former Kansas Secretary of State and United States Senate candidate Kris Kobach says the political left is now quite honest about their longheld intent to turn the nation blue through mass legal immigration.  During an exclusive interview with host Alex Marlow [...], Kobach said in the past Democrats would only talk behind closed doors about their efforts to transform the nation state-by-state through immigration, but that today they are honest about the plan.

Mexico bristles at U.S. cartel plan, insists it's doing its part.  Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday that his government was committed to fighting organized crime, seeking to dispel fears that the United States could take matters in its own hands in the fight against drug cartels.

As Trump administration confronts migrant crisis, detention centers are clearing out.  As the migrant crisis at the southern border hit its peak over the summer, media outlets were filled with stories of overcrowded detention centers, adults and children living in squalid conditions, and overworked and exhausted border agents.  But now, the situation on the ground has changed significantly.  Amid a series of sweeping actions from the Trump administration — including the expansion of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) that return migrants to Mexico to await their immigration hearings, increased cooperation with countries south of the border like Guatemala, and new border wall — apprehensions have declined dramatically by more than 70 percent since May.

DHS Deputy Says 'About 60,000' Migrants Have Been Sent Back Under Remain In Mexico Program.  Ken Cuccinelli, the acting deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, lauded the Trump administration's Remain in Mexico program, which has sent tens of thousands of asylum seekers back across the southern border to wait.  Cuccinelli appeared Sunday [11/24/2019] on "Fox & Friends" to discuss the White House's efforts to manage the illegal immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, including its recent order to relocate National Park rangers to the area to help Border Patrol rangers and its success with the Remain in Mexico program.  "Well, first of all, the Department of Interior owns an enormous portion of the border.  I want to say as high as 40% of the border is in Department of Interior land, so there's a logic to bringing Department of Interior law enforcement down to the border," Cuccinelli said Sunday.

New York Green-Light Law Creates Serious and Unprecedented Hurdles for Immigration Enforcement.  New York State has followed the lead of several other states to diminish the amount of documentary evidence needed to secure a driver's license in that state.  On June 17, 2019, Governor Cuomo signed the Driver's License Access and Privacy Act, commonly known as the "Green-Light law".  Ostensibly, the N.Y. Green-Light law provides a way for certain residents of New York, primarily illegal aliens, to obtain valid N.Y. driver's licenses.  This report will detail how this access to valid identification will shield illegal aliens from detection.  In addition, this report will focus on the public safety danger this law presents, as it will be used by criminals to obtain valid documents for fictitious identities and for other forms of identity theft.  The vast majority of these new driver's licenses will be based on a document issued by any number of foreign governments.  The information in this document, the consular identification document (CID or consular ID), cannot be verified by any U.S. entity.

The Most Important News Story Right Now Isn't Impeachment, It's The Crisis In Mexico.  Two important and interrelated news stories largely passed under the radar Wednesday as the House impeachment hearings continued to dominate the headlines.  Both stories concern the deteriorating state of affairs in Mexico and have huge implications for immigration, the southwest border, and U.S. national security.  It's a shame more Americans aren't paying attention.  The first was a report from BuzzFeed that as of Wednesday [11/20/2019] the Trump administration began carrying out a controversial plan to deport asylum-seekers from El Salvador and Honduras — not to their home countries, but to Guatemala, which the administration has designated a "safe third country," meaning that migrants from those countries must first apply for asylum in Guatemala before seeking asylum in the United States.

Tough Trump asylum policy prompts migrants to enter US and then flee to Canada.  An unlined, single-lane road in rural upstate New York that dead-ends just feet from the northern border is at the center of an unusual international immigration phenomenon — people escaping the United States for Canada.  Approximately 50,000 people have used Roxham Road to walk into Canada over the past three years.  Roxham Road is one of dozens in Clinton County alone that run directly into the border, but this one is where more than 90% of all illegal crossings into Canada along the 4,000-mile-long border from Washington state to Maine have taken place since 2016.

Trump administration plans rule to send illegal immigrants back to home country.  The Trump administration is planning to publish a rule that would allow the government to send illegal immigrants who did not apply for asylum back to Central America.  The rule, which will be published on the federal registry on Tuesday, stems from Asylum Cooperative Agreements with Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras that were made this summer.  Former acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan helped broker the deals.  Under the agreements, these countries are required to stop any illegal immigrants attempting to come to the U.S.  If one of the countries fails to stop an illegal immigrant coming through, the U.S. is allowed to send immigrants to the country through which they immigrated.

Many migrants stuck in lawless Mexican border state after trying to enter US.  The United States has warned its citizens to stay away from the lawless border state of Tamaulipas, assigning the area in Mexico the same alert level given to war-torn countries such as Afghanistan and Syria.  It's here where many migrants who made it to the United States to ask for asylum have been kept in limbo.  Tamaulipas is both the location of most illegal crossings and the state where the United States has returned the most asylum seekers — 20,700 as of early October.  Migrants have remained there at the crossroads of Tamaulipas for weeks and sometimes months awaiting their U.S. court dates.

'Climate migrants,' the left's tool to pry borders wide.  "Climate migrants" are defined as those individuals in the world who've suffered some sort of weather-related disaster and are, therefore, in the eyes of the left, in the minds of radicals like Sen. Bernie Sanders, are worthy of automatic entry into the United States. [...] It's environmentalism at its most radical.  "As president, Bernie will ... create a new program to welcome migrants displaced by climate change, and set a floor of accepting at least 50,000 climate migrants in his first year in office," his plan states.  Forest fires in Indonesia?  Come to the United States.  Mudslides in Sierra Leone?  Come on in.  Droughts in Ethiopia?  Just look at the possibilities.  "Drought in Africa leaves 45 million in need across 14 countries," The New Humanitarian reported in June.

The Editor says...
What this "climate migration" idea omits is the simple observation that there are closer destinations than the U.S.  For example, if you have a problem with "mudslides in Sierra Leone," perhaps you could find a nicer place in Liberia.  Oh, but Liberia doesn't offer food stamps, Medicaid, school lunches, public housing, SNAP, TANF, SSI, AFDC, and WIC, in exchange for your lifetime of Socialist Democrat votes.  You'd be better off dealing with the mudslides than living in low-level slavery for the rest of your life.

Michael Savage Predicts Decades of Darkness' Even if Trump Wins 2nd Term.  "No, I'm pessimistic," [Michael] Savage [...] said when asked if he is hopeful for the country's future.  "I think Donald Trump, even if he wins a second term, it is the last gasp of America as we know it.  I think we're going to enter years and years, if not decades of darkness."  Savage pointed to the continuous flow of illegal immigration from South America into the U.S. as the chief source of his melancholy assessment.

Justices Should Reject Criminal Alien's Appeal of Deportation Order.  Under federal immigration law, a permanent resident alien who is here legally is "removable" if he is "inadmissible."  That is to say, he should never have been admitted in the first place because he met one of the factors listed in the statute (8 U.S.C. § 1182(a)), such as posing "a threat to the property, safety, or welfare of the alien or others."  A permanent resident alien is also removable if he is "deportable" under another statute (8 U.S.C. § 1227(a)), which lists a series of disqualifying offenses, including violations of any "law of the United States."  The attorney general has the discretion to cancel the removal of such an alien, but to be eligible for such cancellation, the alien has to show not only that he is statutorily eligible for such relief from the attorney general, but that he also deserves such favorable treatment.

The Bonfire of the Democrats.  Policies favored by Democrats in Congress or running for office: [...] [#2] Immigration.  It is obvious that the Dems do not want to see immigration controlled.  They see unlimited Latino immigration as a source of unlimited new votes that they think will go their way, especially in states where illegal voting can be made easy by state policies involving easy registration.  California is a prime example.  There is a reason why California refused to participate in a national audit of voting after 2016.  Democrat hostility to border and immigration security police is recognized by the Deplorables as intended to create Open Borders.  The Deplorables do not want to become a cultural minority in the country their ancestors built.

Newsom runs up against US Justice Department rules in pardoning immigrants.  Attorney General William Barr is trying to deport some legal immigrants who were convicted of crimes many years ago.  Gov. Gavin Newsom is trying to spare some of the same immigrants from deportation by pardoning them.  It's shaping up as another round in the Trump administration vs. California.  The immigrants are legal U.S. residents who, because they have not become citizens, face potential deportation for past crimes that were punishable by sentences of a year or more.  Barr, overturning long-standing decisions by immigration courts, declared last month that migrants convicted of long-ago crimes could be deported even when their home states had retroactively reduced or erased their sentences.

Growing numbers of Mexicans flying to Canada and sneaking across the northern border.  Mexican citizens are increasingly being arrested for illegally entering the United States from Canada, and the majority are going through a specific part of Vermont and northeastern New York, according to federal law enforcement officials.  In the area, known as the Swanton Sector, 822 people during the 2019 fiscal year were stopped while traversing fields and forests between official crossing points, more than the total, 758, arrested for crossing in all seven other regions on the Canadian border.  Mexicans and Romanians make up 565 of the 822 known illegal entrants.

Trump's unheralded border success.  The reason you don't see breathless hyperbole about "children in cages" dominating news cycles anymore is because between May and August, border officials report a sharp decrease in migrants attempting to cross the US border, with apprehensions falling by 62% and total enforcement actions dropping by 70%.  In September, there were some 40,000 arrests, the lowest month this fiscal year and down from nearly 133,000 apprehensions in May.  The reason?  Determination and sustained pressure by the Trump administration — including, yes, threats of tariffs — to convince the government of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López-Obrador to do its part to stop the flow of migrants, mostly from Central America traversing Mexican territory.

No harm?  Most illegals in Mississippi ICE raids stole Americans' identities.  Most of the 680 illegal immigrants nabbed in August's immigration raids at poultry plants in Mississippi worked under stolen American identities, the Department of Homeland Security's top investigator told Congress Thursday, rebuffing Democrats who insisted the "undocumented" workers were doing no harm.  "They stole the IDs of 400 U.S. citizens," said Jere Miles, who leads Homeland Security Investigations' New Orleans office.  "Where's their voice?"  Mr. Miles was defending the Aug. 7 operations against seven processing plants as both a success and a deterrent to future illegal immigrants, battling with Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee who called a field hearing in Mississippi to criticize the raids.

Thousands of migrants sent back to Mexico under Trump policy have given up their asylum claims:  DHS.  Thousands of migrants returned to Mexico under the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy have given up their asylum claims, with many of them returning home, according to statistics included in a new assessment of the policy released this week by the Department of Homeland Security.  The policy, known formally as the Migrant Protection Protocols, sends migrants seeking asylum at the southern border back to Mexico for the duration of immigration proceedings.  It is a cornerstone of the administration's efforts to end "catch and release," by which migrants are released into the U.S. while their cases are heard.

NY Times:  Refugees Needed to Fill 'Void of Cultural Diversity' in White Towns.  More refugees must be resettled across the United States to fill a "void of cultural diversity" in towns that are made up of a majority of white Americans, a New York Times report states.  As President Trump is set to lower refugee admissions for the third year, keeping his 2016 campaign promise to significantly reform the program after almost four decades, the New York Times published a report this week detailing how Congolese refugees already living in the U.S. are looking to bring their foreign relatives to the country through the refugee resettlement program.

The Editor says...
There has never been any popular demand in this country for immigrants from other countries.  The influx of foreigners and so-called refugees is entirely the work of the government and the immigrants themselves.  Most of the people who are called "refugees" are just indigent families and destitute individuals from poor countries that lack welfare programs, and they're only coming here to get free meals.  The newcomers are tolerated and welcomed only as long as they assimilate, work, learn English, and behave like us.  Nobody thinks their little town would be a better place if only a few hundred strangers from the other side of the world showed up tomorrow.  The New York Times is pushing the idea of "refugee resettlement" to whitewash Barack H. Obama's legacy and to support the arrival of future Democrats.

Stapling Green Cards to Diplomas Is Stupid and Suicidal.  I was flabbergasted to hear Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk telling students at a university campus lecture last week that "We should staple a green card behind your diploma."  He repeated this nonsense at Ohio State University during a "Culture War" tour stop this week, asserting that any foreign national who graduates from any "four-year college" should get a green card if any "American employer" needs to fill a job.  "I don't think it makes sense to export that person to go back to Korea or, you know, Sudan or whatever," Kirk argues, because it "doesn't make logical sense" to "export intellectual investment that we made within our own university."

Is California Becoming Premodern?  Californians know that to venture into a typical municipal emergency room is to descend into a modern Dante's Inferno.  Medical facilities are overcrowded.  They can be as unpleasant as they are bankrupting to the vanishing middle class that must face exorbitant charges to bring in an injured or sick child.  No one would dare to connect the crumbling infrastructure, poor schools and failing public health care with the non-enforcement of immigration laws, which has led to a massive influx of undocumented immigrants from the poorest regions of the world, who often arrive without fluency in English or a high-school education.

DHS cuts welfare test for immigration fee waivers.  The Department of Homeland Security's citizenship agency announced Friday it is streamlining the way migrants can apply for a discount on their immigration fees, saying that the old method unfairly gave an advantage to people living in some states.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will no longer accept a migrant's use of a state welfare program as evidence someone is poor enough to qualify for a fee waiver, because the states vary too widely in their eligibility.  Instead, applicants will have to prove their incomes are less than 150% of the federal poverty level or they'll have to make a convincing argument that they are a hardship case.

Even Alaskans Suffer From Dems' Failed Border Policies.  With Juneau located some 2,000 miles from California's San Ysidro border crossing, one would be mistaken for believing that Alaskans are immune to our nation's illegal immigration crisis.  The Obama administration's lax enforcement policies precipitated dramatic increases in heroin deaths as well as a weighty financial burden on Alaska's taxpayers.  Now, as the current administration and congressional Republicans work to undo these misguided decisions, a new crop of Democratic presidential candidates have irresponsibly promised to open our borders should they reclaim the White House.

Manufacturing Executives Charged with Knowingly Hiring Illegal Aliens.  Four executives at an Illinois manufacturing plant have been charged with knowingly hiring illegal aliens, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency reveals.  According to ICE officials, four executives at the sheet metal KSO MetalFab Inc. manufacturing plant in Streamwood, Illinois — a suburb of Chicago — have been charged with one count each of knowingly harboring illegal aliens and one count each of knowingly hiring illegal aliens.

Democrats' 'Immigrants First' Policy.  President Donald Trump's key immigration rule change, to discourage immigrants from relying on public health programs, food stamps, housing assistance and other welfare, got derailed on Friday [10/18/2019] by three federal judges.  Their decisions, blocking Trump's rule from going into effect, are wins for Democrats and immigration lobbyists.  America's poor are the losers.  Our country needs to take care of its own needy first.  Trump's proposed rule would make it harder for immigrants who use welfare to qualify for green cards and permanent residence, and it would give preference to immigrants who fend for themselves.  The rule would also require visa applicants to show they won't use welfare if they're let in the country.  Manhattan federal Judge George Daniels blasted Trump's proposed rule as an "exclusion in search of a justification," implying it was a racist ploy to keep out foreigners.

US takes step to require DNA samples from asylum-seekers.  The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for criminals, a Justice Department official said.  The Justice Department on Monday [10/21/2019] issued amended regulations that would mandate DNA collection for almost all migrants who cross between official entry points and are held even temporarily.

Abolish the Diversity Visa Lottery.  Each year, the Diversity Visa Program accepts 50,000 randomly selected people — only from countries that don't send many immigrants to the United States — to obtain permanent residency (commonly called a "green card").  It's a way for individuals and families who otherwise wouldn't have any way to legally immigrate to the United States to get a green card.  The program is often seen as one that should be ended in a shift toward a more merit-based system.  According to Heritage Foundation:  "It does not bolster the skills of the American workforce, nor does it reunite families or serve any humanitarian function.  Its only purpose is to increase ethnic and cultural heterogeneity in the U.S. — a dubious goal that weakens the social ties within communities."

The Editor says...
Workplace diversity adds nothing to productivity.  For example, Japan is one of the most productive countries in the world, and the least diverse.  God himself originated workplace diversity at the Tower of Babel, and inflicted it upon mankind — as punishment! — to stop the entire project overnight.

U.S. Attorneys Prosecute 110.5K Illegal Aliens in 2019, Highest Level in History.  United States Attorneys' Offices around the country prosecuted about 110,500 illegal aliens and illegal alien smugglers in Fiscal Year 2019 — the highest annual rate of prosecution for immigration-related crimes ever in American history.  Newly released data by the Justice Department reveals how President Trump's administration has hugely increased the number of illegal aliens and illegal alien smugglers being prosecuted after years of decline by the Bush and Obama administrations.

Justice Dept. sets record for prosecuting illegal immigrants.  The Justice Department set a record over the last year, prosecuting more criminal cases against illegal immigrants and migrant smugglers than any other year on record, officials announced Friday [10/18/2019].  The numbers are still a tiny fraction of the overall illegal activity at the border.  With nearly 1 million unauthorized crosses in fiscal year 2019, the government still only charged about 106,000 people with either illegal entry or illegal re-entry after a previous deportation.  Another 4,297 people were charged with migrant smuggling, harboring or otherwise assisting in the illegal traffic.

The Editor says...
What's going to happen to the members of Congress who went to the border to escort illegal immigrants into this country? [1] [2] [3]  Nothing!

Record 32 million Hispanics ready to vote, the largest minority in 2020.  The percentage of Hispanics eligible to vote in the upcoming 2020 presidential election has surged nearly 20% since 2016 when Hillary Clinton took 66% of the Latino vote.  And at over 30 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hispanics will be the largest voting minority for the first time.

Trump-Mexico Immigration Deal Breaks Up Caravan of 2000 Migrants.  New immigration procedures implemented by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López-Obrador (AMLO) effectively disbanded a group of 2,000 mostly Central American caravan migrants.  Immigration policies put in place following an agreement between Mexico and the Trump Administration broke up a caravan consisting of approximately 2,000 people from Central America, Africa, and the Caribbean Islands, the Associated Press reported Saturday.  The group began to move northward from Tapachula, Chiapas, early one morning last week after being held up for official travel documents.  The group quickly encountered Mexican Federal Police and members of the newly formed National Guard.

Mexican National Guard Stopped, Turned Back Migrant Caravan Headed For US.  Mexican authorities stopped a caravan of about 2,000 migrants heading north for the United States, the latest action by their government to crack down on illegal immigration.  In the southern Mexican city of Tapachula, a caravan of Central American, Caribbean, and African migrants embarked on foot for the U.S. on Saturday morning [10/12/2019].  After traveling for about 20 miles, however, they were greeted by hundreds of National Guardsmen and federal police blocking both sides of the highway, according to The Associated Press.

Caravan of up to 2,000 migrants headed to the US is abruptly stopped and detained by Mexico.  Authorities in Southern Mexico detained hundreds of African, Caribbean and Central American migrants who were heading north Sunday [10/13/2019] as part of an up to 2,000-person caravan aiming to reach the United States.  The group set out before sunrise Saturday from the town of Tapachula, Mexico, where many had been marooned for months unsuccessfully trying to get transit visas.  They carried heavy backpacks, babies and parcels on their heads.

Trump violated the law by declaring emergency to divert funds to border wall, judge rules.  President Trump acted unlawfully when he declared a national emergency in order to fund his long-promised border wall, a federal judge ruled Friday [10/11/2019].  Texas federal Judge David Briones' order left open the option he could also temporarily bar construction of the wall at the southern border.  The County of El Paso and an organization called Border Network for Human Rights sued Trump and the administration earlier this year, claiming the president violated the law when he declared a national emergency in order to divert funds from the Department of Defense to bankroll the project.

Judge blocks Trump policy that makes green cards harder to get.  A Manhattan federal court judge has issued a nationwide order blocking the Trump administration from enforcing a new regulation that would make it easier to deny green cards and visas to immigrants who might need public assistance in the future.  Judge George Daniels' Friday [10/11/2019] ruling came just days before the so-called "public charge" rule was set to go into effect on Oct. 18.  The new rule would have made it possible to brand any immigrant with the potential to end up on public assistance as a burden, and consider that in deciding to issue green cards or visas.

ICE: 1,000 'False Families' Detected at Border Through DNA Tests.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Thursday that over 1,000 "false families" that were apprehended crossing the southern border have been detected thanks to DNA testing.  "We are utilizing DNA sampling right now in the border environment trying to ferret out the false families," ICE acting director Matthew Albence said in a press briefing on Thursday [10/10/2019], according to the Washington Examiner.  He went on to criticize a federal judge for ruling to limit the agency's ability to ask local law enforcement to hold illegal immigrants until ICE can apprehend them.

ICE chief bashes judge who curtailed use of detainers to arrest illegal immigrants.  The government's top deportation official unloaded on a federal judge Thursday, accusing him of endangering American communities with a ruling late last month that curtailed ICE's ability to ask local authorities to hold illegal immigrants for pickup.  Matt Albence, acting director at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said the judge, an Obama appointee to the bench, was ignoring the way law enforcement operates in the 21st century by ruling ICE's databases aren't reliable enough to sustain detainer requests.  "This decision will threaten public safety as it will lead to the release of criminal aliens back onto the street," Mr. Albence said.  He cast Judge André Birotte Jr.'s ruling as not only overreach by a runaway federal judiciary, but as part of an anti-ICE sentiment sweeping the country and making it tougher for his deportation officers to enforce the laws.

Trump Surges Deportations of Illegal Aliens by 453 Percent in Recent Months.  President Trump's administration deported more than 2,500 illegal aliens in the last two months who had arrived at the United States-Mexico border and claimed to be part of a family unit.  Federal data obtained by Breitbart News reveals that since August, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has deported more than 2,500 illegal aliens who arrived as a family unit at the southern border and have final orders for removal.

Kenya believe it?
How fake refugees from Kenya got settled in the US and Europe.  He says he doesn't feel guilty for the lie that got him into America.  Like other families who arrived as Somali refugees, he says they first depended on food stamps to get by.  But the family of seven successfully navigated their new life, and his siblings grew up to become nurses and teachers. [...] But his family members weren't refugees, and they weren't born in Somalia — they were born in Kenya, and he says his father faked their refugee status in the 1990s to get into the US.

Despite 4-month decline, unauthorized border crossings nearing 1 million.  Despite a decline of more than 60% over the last four months, the number of unauthorized migrants stopped at the southern border reached nearly 1 million in the 2019 fiscal year — the most recorded since at least 2014.  "These are numbers that no immigration system in the world is designed to handle — including ours," Mark Morgan, the acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, told reporters in the White House briefing room on Tuesday [10/8/2019].

Julián Castro Escorts Migrants to Southern Border; Agents Return Them All to Mexico.  Democrat presidential hopeful and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro escorted a group of migrants to the United States-Mexico border, but they were all returned to Mexico.  On Monday [10/7/2019], Castro traveled to the Brownsville, Texas, region of the southern border where he escorted 13 migrants in Mexico to U.S. Border Patrol agents in an effort to get them released into the interior of the country while their asylum claims were adjudicated.

Stephen Miller: 2020 Democrats Want to 'Sacrifice the Working Class' for Illegal Aliens.  [Scroll down]  As Breitbart News estimated, providing free healthcare to every illegal alien in the U.S. would cost up to $66 billion a year or $660 billion over a decade to American taxpayers.  Already, Americans are forced to subsidize illegal aliens' medical costs to the sum of almost $20 billion a year.  The Urban Institute's Linda Blumberg, a health insurance expert, told the New York Times that such a policy providing free healthcare for every foreign national who crosses the U.S.-Mexico border or overstays a visa would drive a migration of "people with serious health problems" to the country.

U.S. top court to hear Trump bid to revive law against encouraging illegal immigration.  The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday [10/4/2019] agreed to hear a bid by President Donald Trump's administration to resurrect a federal law that makes it a felony to encourage illegal immigrants to come or stay in the United States after it was struck down by a lower court as a violation free speech rights.

How fraudsters are gaming pathway to citizenship for immigrant domestic violence victims.  The government's special program granting a pathway to citizenship for immigrants who are victims of domestic abuse is rife with fraud, according to a new watchdog audit Monday that suggests migrants have figured out how to game the system.  Fraud cases have quadrupled this year alone, the Government Accountability Office says, and now total about 13% of new applications from those who "self-petition" for protections under the Violence Against Women Act.  Claiming abuse can be a fast track to citizenship, and at the very least usually serves as a shield against deportation and leads to immediate work permission for immigrants who allege they were victims of domestic violence.  Experts said those benefits make the program attractive for both real victims and fraudsters.

State, local officials likely to scrutinize general contractor tied to accused labor trafficker.  A Twin Cities developer and general contractor will likely face new scrutiny from city and state officials after an accused labor trafficker was found back on its job site last week.  The fallout comes one week after [KSTP] took pictures and videos on a Reuter Walton site in Richfield of Ricardo Batres.  Batres is out on bond, awaiting trial for charges that he trafficked undocumented workers, stole their wages, and threatened to report them to ICE.  Prosecutors said Friday [9/27/2019] that he could now face additional criminal charges and may have violated the conditions of his release.

30 of The Biggest Lies & Hoaxes Perpetrated on The American People.  [#18] Immigration:  This has been an ongoing hoax for decades.  Where the Democrats once used to speak out about building a wall — all for show — now they oppose it.  Why do they oppose it?  Aside from the obvious drug running and child trafficking, it's about votes, and building toward creating open borders to meet their 2030 agenda.  The growth rate in immigration has exceeded our natural growth rate, and their goal is to continue on that path so that by 2050 America will be dependent on immigrants having babies to maintain our population.

A $250,000 thought crime:
City bans calling someone an 'illegal alien' out of hate.  It's now against the law in New York City to threaten someone with a call to immigration authorities or refer to them as an "illegal alien" when motivated by hate.  The restrictions — violations of which are punishable by fines of up to $250,000 per offense — are outlined in a 29-page directive released by City Hall's Commission on Human Rights.  "'Alien' — used in many laws to refer to a 'noncitizen' person — is a term that may carry negative connotations and dehumanize immigrants, marking them as 'other,'" reads one passage of the memo.  "The use of certain language, including 'illegal alien' and 'illegals,' with the intent to demean, humiliate, or offend a person or persons constitutes discrimination."

The Death of American Citizenship.  Estimates of the number of undocumented American residents range from 11 million to more than 20 million.  The undocumented are becoming legally indistinguishable from citizens and enjoy exemption from federal immigration law in some 500 sanctuary jurisdictions.  An illegal resident of California will pay substantially less tuition at a California public university than a U.S. citizen of another state. [...] We are unwinding at both ends.  Tribalism, the erosion of the middle class and de facto open borders are turning Americans into mere residents of a particular North American region between Mexico and Canada.

Trump administration reaches asylum deal with Honduras.  The Trump administration reached a deal with the government of Honduras to enhance the Central American nation's asylum capacity.  The agreement, signed Wednesday, is similar to agreements previously reached with the governments of El Salvador and Guatemala, a senior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official told reporters on a phone call.  The official said migrants who had an opportunity to seek protection in Honduras, El Salvador or Guatemala will be returned from the U.S. border to seek asylum or protection in one of those countries under the recent agreements, including the new Honduras accord.

U.S. Census Finds 22.1 Million 'Not a U.S. Citizen' in Survey.  The percentage of foreign-born U.S. residents has reached its highest level in more than a century, according to estimates from the 2018 American Community Survey released today [9/26/2019].  A record 44.7 million people are foreign-born, or about 13.7% of the U.S. population.  That's the highest rate since 1910 and comes amid a highly-charged political debate over whether the decennial Census survey should include a citizenship question.  A subset of the foreign-born figure — the number of people in the U.S. but 'not a U.S. citizen' held at around 22 million in 2018.

Catch and release ends next week.  The practice of catching and releasing illegal aliens will end next week, the Department of Homeland Security announced.  Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan said, "With some humanitarian and medical exceptions, DHS will no longer be releasing family units from Border Patrol Stations into the interior. [...] The Rule of Law is the last thing Democrats, drug dealers, and the Chamber of Commerce want.  A porous border keeps numerous billion-dollar industries going — from human trafficking to drugs to cheap labor to population inflation in sanctuary states which gain congressmen and Electoral College votes they didn't earn.

President Trump Lashes Out at Open Borders Social Justice Activists During UN Speech.  President Trump spoke to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.  It was another historic speech.  President Trump called out China, Iran, North Korea and the Taliban.  President then called out the open borders social justice activists.

Prison, labor camps, caning:  Illegal entry [is] no misdemeanor in other countries.  Jumping the border in Singapore is punishable by six months in prison — and not less than three strokes with a cane.  In Russia, it can earn you up to two years in a prison labor camp.  Pakistan goes as high as 10 years in prison, while India allows for up to eight years behind bars for those who sneak across its boundaries.  It's a far cry from the U.S., where illegal entry is a misdemeanor, with a maximum of six months in jail.  In reality, most of those who are prosecuted — and only about 1 in 5 border jumpers are — are sentenced to time served and are out within days.

Surge: 14.3 million illegal immigrants in US costing taxpayers $130B.  Fueled by lax laws, promises of sanctuary, and a growing threat to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border, the illegal immigrant population in the United States has surged nearly 2 million to 14.3 million, according to a new calculation from a key immigration policy group.  Citing several reasons for the growth over the past two years, the Federation for American Immigration Reform said the total could jump to 21 million in just six years without reforms to stop illegal immigration and improve legal entry.  "These new numbers suggest that we have entered a new phase of the ongoing phenomenon of illegal immigration," said Dan Stein, president of FAIR.

Colorado Communists Protest Outside ICE Warden's Home: 'No Borders, No Nations!'  Communists and anti-enforcement activists in Denver, Colorado, protested outside the home of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility warden, shouting, "No borders, no nations, no racist deportations!"  As Breitbart News has chronicled, Abolish ICE Denver, Denver Communists, and Denver Action Network organized outside the home of Aurora's ICE processing center warden Johnny Choate, arriving in shirts reading, "Let them all in," and, "Close the concentration camps."

Trump admin. reaches asylum deal with El Salvador.  The Trump administration signed an asylum agreement Friday [9/20/2019] with El Salvador, giving the U.S. the right to repatriate migrants who cross through El Salvador to reach the U.S. and who then request asylum here.  Officials hope the agreement, along with a similar one signed with Guatemala over the summer, will change the incentives that have spurred this year's illegal immigration surge at the border.  Most asylum-seekers have bogus claims and won't win their cases, but under the current system, many of them were allowed to remain in the U.S. while they argued their case — giving them a foothold here.  Officials believe that if they can block those bogus asylum-seekers from reaching U.S. territory in the first place, it will reduce the overall flow.

Waiting In Juarez:  How Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' Program Could Ruin The Smugglers' Trade.  [Scroll down]  They say they paid smugglers thousands of dollars to get this far, sometimes more than once.  [Mariela] Hernandez still owes her smuggler $2,500.  "I just want an opportunity to come to the United States and work," she says.  "I don't understand why others were allowed in but not us.  What changed?"  What changed was the Migrant Protection Protocols.  Launched as a pilot program in El Paso and San Diego in January, the Trump administration expanded and accelerated the MPP program, also known as "remain in Mexico," as part of a deal struck with Mexico in June to crack down on illegal immigration from Central America.  The program requires migrants seeking asylum in the United States to wait in Mexico while their cases are being adjudicated — a process that takes months.  All told, the United States has sent nearly 43,000 non-Mexicans back across the Rio Grande to await their hearings.

'Beto' O'Rourke Confirms: 'Yes' I Want to Tear Down Border Walls.  Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke (D) confirmed in an interview with Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa Friday [9/13/2019] that he is in favor of physically tearing down existing sections of the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.  "So Beto I just want to be clear.  Have you said you want to tear down the wall?" Hinojosa asked.  "If I'm elected, I will tear down that wall.  Then suddenly the Democrat is quoting the Republican Ronald Reagan — tear down that wall."
Peculiar placement of quotation marks in original.

Eric Holder: 'Democrats' Need to Know 'Borders Mean Something'.  Former Attorney General Eric Holder spoke out defending the Obama administration from critics on the far-left about its deportation efforts while warning 2020 presidential candidates that the U.S. needs borders.  "The emphasis there was on people who had criminal records, people who posed a danger, a public safety risk," Holder, who served under former President Obama, said of the Obama administration's policy in a CNN interview released Saturday [9/14/2019].  "Democrats have to understand that... borders mean something," he added.

Illegals Now Leaving Yelp-like Ratings on the Best Illegal-enabling Services.  If you want to know why Invasion USA continues apace, look no further than Big Migration, a lucrative racket so brazen that border-jumping migrants "can now offer Yelp-style reviews for attaining the finest in illegal alien-enabling services, not just in one's choice of smuggling coyote, but in all the vast numbers of choices in NGOs offering shelters and services," writes American Thinker's Monica Showalter.  So much for illegals being "in the shadows."

Texas Dem Supports Decriminalizing Border Crossings.  A Democrat running in a key Texas swing district supports decriminalizing illegal border crossings.  "Yes is the answer.  We absolutely have to repeal it," Shannon Hutcheson said in reference to Section 1325, the statute declaring illegal entry into the U.S. a criminal offense.  Hutcheson is seeking the Democratic nomination in Texas's 10th Congressional District, which national party officials have listed as a potential target in 2020.

The U.N. is flying and busing migrants through Mexico back to Central America.  A United Nations agency, with funding from the U.S. State Department, is transporting thousands of immigrants from the U.S.-Mexico border back to Central America in a program that has drawn the ire of migrant legal advocates.  The advocates question whether migrants fully understand their rights when they accept free plane and bus tickets home.  The program was in full swing Tuesday in this border city opposite El Paso, where 63 Honduran migrants boarded two buses chartered by the U.N.'s International Organization for Migration, which has transported more than 2,200 Central American migrants home from Juarez and Tijuana so far this year, a spokesman said.

Trump-shaped 9th Circuit hands White House major win on asylum policy.  The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals — long a liberal bastion that has been aggressively reshaped into a more moderate court by the Trump administration — handed the president a major win late Monday, lifting a nationwide injunction on his asylum policy.  Earlier in the day, Obama-appointed U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in California had reinstated a nationwide halt on the Trump administration's plan to prevent most migrants from seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border, if they first crossed through another country on the way.

Supreme Court allows Trump asylum restrictions to take effect, ending 9th Circuit injunctions.  In a major win for the Trump administration, the Supreme Court issued an order late Wednesday ending all injunctions that had blocked the White House's ban on asylum for anyone trying to enter the U.S. by traveling through a third country, such as Mexico, without seeking protection there.  The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals — long a liberal bastion that has been aggressively reshaped into a more moderate court by the Trump administration — handed the White House a partial victory in the case on Monday by ending the nationwide injunction against the asylum policy.  However, the 9th Circuit kept the injunction alive within the territorial boundaries of the circuit, which encompasses California, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, Idaho, Guam, Oregon and Washington.

Supreme Court Lets New Trump Asylum Restrictions Take Effect.  The Supreme Court will allow the Trump administration to enforce new immigration rules against asylum seekers at the southern border.  The high court did not give reasons for its Wednesday night decision or disclose a vote count, as is typical of orders of this nature.  Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote a short dissent, which Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined.

Supreme Court allows Trump administration to deny asylum to migrants on southern border.  The Supreme Court will allow the Trump administration to fully enforce a new policy aimed at curbing Central American migrants' ability to claim asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border, handing a victory to President Trump in his efforts to crack down on illegal immigration.  The Supreme Court's decision came down Wednesday evening, with Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissenting.  The high court lifted a lower court order that blocked the Trump administration from broadly enforcing the new rule for asylum-seekers, under which migrants arriving at the southern border are ineligible for asylum unless they have sought refugee status in one of the countries they traveled through first.

Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of asylum limits.  The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States.

Nationwide Injunction Against Trump's Asylum Ban Lifted Again by Ninth Circuit.  A federal appeals court on Tuesday [9/10/2019] temporarily rolled back the nationwide injunction preventing the Trump Administration's asylum ban — requiring any migrants passing through Central America to seek asylum in one the nations they pass through before applying in the U.S. from taking effect.  In response to a "Renewed Emergency Motion" submitted by the Justice Department, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an administrative order granting the government's request to stay the nationwide injunction put in place Monday night by U.S. District Court Judge Jon Tigar of California.  Tigar reasoned that a nationwide injunction was necessary because of the need to "maintain uniform immigration policy."

Nationwide Injunction Against Trump Asylum Policy Lifted.  President Trump's newly-enacted policy of denying asylum to illegal aliens who first passed through another country prior to entering America has been re-implemented, as per a report from Politico.  U.S. District Court Judge Jon Tigar of San Francisco has ordered a nationwide injunction on the policy, which would require immigrants to seek asylum in the first country that they entered after leaving their home countries.

Illegal immigrant invites ICE to town hall, then is shocked to find he's being deported.  This is one of those heartwarming stories that only comes along once in a while and is too good to not share.  It takes place in Houston, Texas and features local businessman Roland Gramajo. [...] If you click through to the Times article, you'll see that I wasn't trying to mislead you about this story.  That's how they told it.  In fact, you have to work your way down several paragraphs before finally locating the following biographical information.  "Mr. Gramajo had been staying in the country illegally — raising his five children, running a business in Houston and helping fellow immigrants with translations — without contact from ICE for about 15 years."  The crux of the Times coverage focuses on suspicions that ICE is "targeting activists" who are "helping" (illegal) immigrants.  But let's face the facts here.  Dude... you're in the country illegally and have been breaking the law by operating a business for a decade and a half.  And then you decided to throw a big shindig and you invited the office of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.

Democrats 'Coaching' Migrants During Secret Mexico Trips, Leaked Letter Alleges.  Ranking member of the House Oversight Committee Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) is demanding answers over Democrats' mysterious trips to Mexico, including details into the alleged "coaching" of migrants to exploit United States immigration law, a letter from the Republican exclusively obtained by Fox News says.  The letter, addressed to committee chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), inquires about "at least two committee staff trips into Mexico in August — one of which required Border Patrol agents to provide a special escort back into the U.S.," Fox reports.  Republicans were not informed of the trips, according to Rep. Jordan.

House Republicans demand details on Dems' mysterious trips to Mexico.  Republicans on the House Oversight Committee are calling on their Democratic colleagues to provide more details about a series of trips taken to Mexico while staff were touring border detention facilities, amid reports that at least one Democrat has been involved in "coaching" migrants there on how to exploit U.S. immigration law.  In a letter to Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., obtained by Fox News, ranking member Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said there were at least two committee staff trips into Mexico in August — one of which required Border Patrol agents to provide a special escort back into the U.S.

DHS Drafts Plan to Curb Work Permits for Illegal Migrants.  The Department of Homeland Security is discarding a 1994 rule which says officials must provide work permits to asylum seekers within 30 days of their request.  The tighter curbs on work permits may reduce the huge flow of low wage foreign migrants into U.S. blue collar jobs.  In turn, the reduced inflow will pressure employers to offer Americans higher wages as they compete for the limited pool of U.S. workers[.]

Democrat on Illegal Immigration Contributing to Classroom Overcrowding: 'I Don't See That At All'.  Rep. Norma Torres (D-Calif.) said she does not think closing detention centers for illegal immigration would further contribute to classroom overcrowding in public schools.  According to a 2017 report from The Education Trust-West, more than 250,000 students in public schools had undocumented parents.  The report also found that "1 in 13 Californians is undocumented." School districts in cities such as Los Angeles have struggled with classroom overcrowding.

Mexico announces 56 percent drop in number of migrants arriving at US border.  The Mexican government announced Friday [9/6/2019] that the number of migrants coming to its border with the U.S. had dropped by 56 percent over the past three months as the country tries to avert President Trump's threatened tariffs on Mexico's exports to its northern neighbor.  Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard, citing data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said the number of migrants apprehended at the frontier in August was 63,989 in August, down from 146,266 in May.  Those numbers included people who presented themselves at U.S. ports of entry and were deemed inadmissible.

Poll: Increasing Immigration, Giving Illegals Right to Vote Most Unpopular 2020 Political Positions.  Increasing illegal and legal immigration to the United States is the most unpopular position a 2020 presidential candidate can take, as well as giving illegal aliens the right to vote, according to a new poll.  The latest Harvard/Harris Poll finds that 2020 presidential candidates who want to increase overall immigration to the U.S. — while the country already admits 1.5 million foreign nationals every year — are the least likely to win over American voters.

Bangladeshi national arrested in South Texas for his role in conspiracy to bring illegal aliens into the US.  A Bangladeshi man residing in Mexico was arrested Saturday [8/31/2019] — upon his flight arrival into the George Bush International Airport in Houston, Texas — for his role in a scheme to smuggle illegal aliens into the United States. [...] According to the superseding indictment which was unsealed Sept. 4, from March 2017 to August 2018, [Milon] Miah conspired to bring and brought 15 Bangladeshi nationals into the United States at the Texas-Mexico border in exchange for payment.  Miah allegedly maintained a hotel in Tapachula, Mexico, where he housed and fed illegal aliens, and he provided them with plane tickets to locations in northern Mexico where the illegal aliens were met by other smugglers who transported them to the U.S. border.

We Don't Trust You.  [Scroll down]  Since the 1980s, nearly every time Americans have been allowed to vote on illegal immigration, they've opposed it — denying government services to illegal aliens, denying bail to illegal aliens, imposing English language requirements, allowing police to request documentation from suspected illegal aliens and on and on and on.  All of these democratically achieved results were met with rage, insults, prejudice — and often a court overturning the vote.  This culminated in 2016, when Americans decided to make an utterly preposterous candidate not a mayor or congressman, not even a governor, but president of the United States based on his promise to deport illegal aliens and build a wall.  We know how that turned out.

When will big city Democrats stop enabling illegal immigration?  The phenomena the President described are very real — the poor, mostly black residents of many Baltimore neighborhoods have been forced to put up with levels of violence and squalor that would turn the stomachs of white, liberal suburbanites.  Instead of facing that reality and demanding change, those left wing suburbanites just ignore it.  It's not just Baltimore.  The irony of today's Democrats is that they espouse values claiming to care for minority communities, but in reality the low-income communities they represent are mostly populated by minorities who have had their economic interests betrayed at every turn by the Democratic Party's dedication to fighting for open border policies.  Study after study has shown that native-born black men are the group that suffers most from mass, low-skilled immigration.

33 Tough Questions for Pro-Immigration Christians.  We learned some things about poor people entering a welfare state whose elites discourage them from adopting that nation's values.  They tend to vote for a bigger welfare state, and even more immigration.  Not all of them, but an electoral majority, and that's what matters.  Nor do self-styled pro-life Latino immigrants seem to be supporting pro-life Democrats.  That party has become even more intolerantly pro-abortion in the past 20 years, as such migrants became a key part of its base.

Thousands Returned to Mexico Under Trump Immigration Policy.  Asylum seekers, especially from non-contiguous countries, pose a unique challenge to the immigration system.  Preexisting laws and regulations mean that asylum seekers can only be detained for so long before being released, while the large immigration court backlog essentially guarantees that these time thresholds will be passed.  The result is a system of de facto catch-and-release, in which an individual can simply claim asylum at the border and then disappear into the interior while his or her case is processed.  The stated goal of the "Remain in Mexico" policy at the time of its implementation was to curb the then-swelling crisis at the southwestern border, which was in no small part a product of this asylum loophole.

African Migrants Protest Denial of Passage Through Mexico to U.S.  Hundreds of African migrants are finding themselves trapped in Mexico's southern border region after new immigration rules no longer allow them safe passage to the U.S. The rule changes now say they must naturalize in Mexico or exit through its southern border.  A Cameroonian migrant, Esteban Azu, 37, said he paid human smugglers $8,000 to get him into the U.S.

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$8,000 is quite a lot of money in Cameroon, where the per capita income is about $3,352.  The article goes on to say that this fellow's "journey took him from his home country to Turkey, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and finally to Mexico," which leads to the obvious question, "If you are fleeing from tyranny, destitution, civil unrest, terrorism, or war, what was wrong with Turkey, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico?"

A 'nation of laws'? With immigration, only when it's convenient for Democrats.  Our Constitution was supposed to make America a nation of laws, not of men.  That changed when President Barack Obama put aside the classes of deportable aliens listed in section 237(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and created his own list of deportable alien classes.  The Democrats are still restricting deportations, but they are doing it now by preventing Trump from receiving the funds he needs for effective enforcement measures.  Moreover, they make enforcement costly for him politically by demonizing him whenever he initiates a significant enforcement measure.  They didn't have to resort to such tactics.  They could have just replaced the INA with their own immigration bill during the early years of the Obama administration.

Illegals Who Make A Living Criticizing ICE Are Shocked To Find Themselves Being Deported.  Marcos Baltazar, an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala who sits on the board of the Alabama-based immigrants' rights group Adelante, was arrested during a routine check-in on Thursday.  He and his 18-year-old son are being held at the Etowah County Detention Center, a facility plagued by allegations of human rights abuses.  Though Adelante has been hesitant to accuse ICE of detaining Baltazar because of his advocacy work, he's not the first high-profile activist the agency has arrested.  The next day, Francisco Silva, a volunteer with the Chicago-based Organized Communities Against Deportations, was also arrested during a bond review Friday even though an immigration judge released him on bond in 2015.  And in May, immigration officers arrested an undocumented college student just three days after he read a poem criticizing the agency.

India Has More than 630,000 Illegals in the United States.  Two Indians have been sent to jail for just three years after smuggling hundreds of Indians into the United States.  Hema Patel, 51, worked with Mexican coyotes and charged $28,000 to $60,000 to bring individuals across the Canadian and Mexican borders.  When the illegals were caught, she also used her Texas bail-bonds business to spring her clients from detention, according to an ICE press release.

Far-Left Blue State Gave Nearly $4 Million to Illegal Aliens In Financial Aid.  When New Jersey debuted a new program last year offering college aid to immigrants living in the country illegally, it was unclear how many undocumented students would sign up.  After a year, advocates and state official say the program has been a success.  During the 2018-2019 academic year, 749 undocumented students were awarded $3.8 million in state financial aid to attend New Jersey colleges, according to new statistics released by the state Higher Education Student Assistance Authority.

The 5.2% illegal alien tax.  A Breitbart News report ripping the New York Times — always a fun read — revealed the true cost to American workers for allowing illegal aliens to work here.  $493.9 billion annually, according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.  Illegal aliens lower wages by that amount.  It is a 5.2% payroll reduction, a tax if you will on workers.  And unlike federal income taxes that hit the 1% hardest, this payroll tax hits lower wage workers the hardest.

Trump Official Announces Bad News For Over 100 Countries Mooching Off America.  President Trump continues to pursue an America first agenda and that includes cutting off the endless fountain of free money to other countries.  The administration has been looking at cutting around $4 billion in foreign aid to around one hundred countries many of which routinely trash [America] but have enjoyed their ability to leech off of U.S. taxpayers thanks to our craven politicians.

Elizabeth Warren, the worst of the bunch.  They each advocate for open borders to all who show up, no matter from what home country, no matter how likely they may be to be criminals.  Not one of them cares about the thousands of American citizens who are killed by illegal aliens.  No, they care about only the "poor children at the border" whose parents have either sold or rented them to drug cartels or coyotes for a price.  But bleeding-heart Warren now wants to repeal the 1994 crime bill, pushed by Joe Biden at the time, and that actually worked.  For wholly mysterious reasons, Warren, like the rest of the Left, values criminals, legal or illegal residents, over American citizens.

Trump Cancels 'Flores Settlement': Democrats Calls It 'Cruel and Inhumane Move'.  The Trump administration announced Wednesday that its scrapping the Flores Settlement, an agreement that started 'catch and release,' which incentivized illegal immigration and created loopholes in the system.  Basically, detention centers couldn't hold family units for more than 20 days, even though it takes roughly 45 to 60 days to complete their immigration proceedings.  Critics of the Flores Settlement Agreement, which was based on the more liberal 9th circuit court ruling, have noted that the majority of family units never make it to court once they are released into the United States.  Further, the statistics show that the families can stay up to eight years before going to court by using other loopholes in the system as an alternative to detention.

Trump admin aims to finally END catch-and-release in game-changing regulation.  The entire mass migration to our border and all its cascading ill effects can be traced to one thing: the Flores settlement's expansion from children to family units by a single district judge.  Flores is not a constitutional provision, a statute, or even a court ruling.  It is a court settlement, designed as a temporary arrangement, that actually runs contrary to statute and has been used as a catalyst to undermine every bedrock law of sovereignty.  After a full year of dithering, the Trump administration is finally using its unquestionable power to modify the settlement to finally end catch-and-release.

Americans Apply for Jobs Left Open by ICE Raids in Mississippi.  When the largest single ICE raid in modern history was carried out in Morton, Mississippi earlier this month, nearly 700 jobs were left vacant after the workforce of mostly illegal aliens were apprehended at the Koch Foods chicken processing plant.  Now, several weeks later, those jobs openings are being pursued by American citizens.  According to the Clarion Ledger, over 200 have already applied for openings at the plant through job fairs in neighboring Forest.

The magic power of enforcement?  Texas border crossings cut in half.  Something funny begins to happen when our government finally enforces some of our laws and sovereignty.  According to weekly data from Texas' Department of Public Safety used internally by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and obtained by CR, 9,407 illegal aliens were apprehended during the first week of August in Texas, a 54 percent decline since the highest weekly rate of May and June.  Even more enforcement would likely result in an even sharper decline.

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Yes, and an impenetrable wall would reduce illegal border crossings to zero.

The climate change crisis racket.  [Scroll down]  Further, if we are to believe the hype around the climate crisis, why aren't Democrats being the loudest about discouraging illegal immigration from countries with very low carbon emissions like Guatemala and El Salvador?  Democrats could easily argue that illegal immigration is bad for the environment when they know that migrants from undeveloped nations will increase their "carbon footprints" once in America.  If the climate is really the number-one threat to humanity, that should outweigh whatever Central Americans have going on that makes them want to escape their environmental paradises in the first place.

Report: Illegal Workers Flee Georgia Food Plants After Mississippi ICE Raids.  Illegal workers fled a number of Georgia food processing plants this past week after highly-publicized raids by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency at five Mississippi plants.  This month, ICE agents conducted the largest workplace raid in more than a decade across five food processing plants in Mississippi, netting the arrests of 680 illegal aliens.  That same day, though, ICE officials said they released about 300 of the illegal workers back into the U.S. on "humanitarian grounds."

Evidence Surfaces of Intentional Employment Violations by Mississippi Companies Raided by ICE.  The Washington Post has an excellent outline of the seven facilities citing dozens of instances where evidence shows each company knew they were hiring people who were not legally eligible for work.  In a surprising number of cases the illegal employees were arrested by Border Patrol in California, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona and released on electronic-monitoring programs, including ankle bracelets, to await court dates.  According to the affidavits federal authorities tracked the GPS locators on some of the employees and found they were illegally working in all of the facilities.  During interviews with the workers they stated how friends and family members in Mexico and Guatemala told them where to go for work in Mississippi.

The Democrat Party Is A Joke That Would Cease To Exist Without The Media's Support.  Consider the wide open secret that Democrats have to lie about literally every policy aspiration they have. [...] On immigration they also claim they simply want to "help the poor," but every single one of them wants wide open borders so they can exploit yet another group of brown people in yet another benefits-for-loyalty scam that does nothing more than keep those brown people literally segregated and metaphorically enslaved; beholden to the Democrat party, shackled by manufactured grievance, and with nothing but identity-based pain and hatred where their patriotism and individual liberty would've otherwise been.  Exploiting brown people has always been the Democrat party's go-to strategy for amassing power, and "immigration" is just the 2019 version of it.

Thousands [were] rejected as paupers in [the] year [Emma Lazarus'] poem [was] added to [the] Statue of Liberty.  The same year that Emma Lazarus' poem welcoming the world's "poor" and "huddled masses" was added to the Statue of Liberty, the U.S. government rejected 5,812 of those same new arrivals for being poor.  In his annual report to Congress in 1903, U.S. Immigration Commissioner William Williams warned that too many immigrants were "entering this country with inadequate sums of money," leaving the system with thousands of charity cases and sinking the country's standard of living.

The Statue of Liberty poem means the exact opposite of what immigrant welfare advocates think.  [Scroll down]  First, as I've noted with exhaustive research in chapter 6 of Stolen Sovereignty, in our entire history from the first colonial-era public charge laws in Massachusetts to the laws written by the federal government in 1882, there was an ironclad rule that immigrants should never be a burden on America.  In fact, just one year before the publishing of the poem, Congress passed the 1882 Immigration Act.  The bill instructed Treasury officials to inspect immigrant ships for public charges.  "If on such examination there shall be found among such passengers any convict, lunatic, idiot, or any person unable to take care of himself or herself without becoming a public charge ... such persons shall not be permitted to land," states section 2 of the act.  They weren't even allowed to step foot in the country!  Section 4 of the bill required that the cost of returning public charges be "borne by the owners of the vessels in which they came."

'Assimilate or Leave' has Always Been U.S. Immigration Policy.  The Democratic Left or DemLeft has denounced as racist Trump's recommendation that "the Squad" of four left-wing Members of Congress go back to where they (or their ancestors) came from if they do not like the United States.  The DemLeft has doubled down on this accusation by defining the Squad as "women of color" even though Rashida Tlaib is no more a person of color than Donald Trump.  The truth is instead that the Democratic Left has put into practice advice misattributed to Joseph Goebbels:  "Accuse the other side of that which you are guilty."  The DemLeft is itself the real purveyor of divisive racial identity politics that undermine American Nationalism; the force that has held our country together for more than 240 years and has made the United States the greatest nation on earth.

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If "assimilate or leave" is U.S. policy, why does the government allow foreign-language broadcasting?

Who's Funding the Wicked War on ICE?  An alarming shooting took place at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices in San Antonio on Tuesday [8/13/2019].  Local media reported that "multiple shots were fired on two floors targeting ICE officials." [...] The San Antonio attack comes just one month after an antifa extremist ambushed an ICE detention facility in Tacoma, Washington, armed with a rifle and incendiary devices.  The vengeful antifa gunman had assaulted a police officer last year at the same location, received a wrist slap, and then published a manifesto that declared:  "I strongly encourage comrades and incoming comrades to arm themselves."

Can the Democratic Party Govern America?  Recently the Democratic Party has become the party of open borders and amnesty as well as ultimate citizenship for upwards of 22 million illegal immigrants and with open borders at least another 2-4 million more every year.  The vast majority of these illegal immigrants are functionally illiterate and lacking in employable skills. [...] The Left and the Democratic Party are now so committed to open borders and illegal immigration that they cannot reverse course without a major upheaval within their ranks.

It's not racist to screen out migrants who'll be a burden.  [Scroll down]  Under the new rule, those who are in the country legally will have a more difficult time obtaining green cards or gaining citizenship if they received food stamps, housing assistance, Medicare or other public benefits.  But the outrage about this rule, which is set to go into effect in 60 days, is overblown.  Even in the era of mass immigration in the 19th and early 20th centuries, those who came here had to promise not to become a "public charge" upon the United States.  That meant immigrants pledged to work and/or could look to sponsors who would guarantee their support.  The idea of restricting immigration to those who could work is an old one.  The federal Immigration Act of 1882 was the first US law to specifically insist that immigrants who couldn't take care of themselves would be excluded.

ICE Air:  Shackled deportees, air freshener and cheers.  America's one-way trip out.  President Trump has pledged to expel "millions" of immigration violators, a goal that wildly exceeds the government's abilities and the seating capacity of its aging 737s.  The reality is that Trump is losing on the ground:  Since the start of the 2019 fiscal year in October, ICE has deported about 50,000 Guatemalans, but nearly five times as many illegally crossed the border into the United States during that time, leading to a record influx of families and children.

Mississippi food plants 'willfully' employed illegal workers: fed.  Federal authorities apparently had a good reason for conducting one of the biggest immigration raids in a decade this past week.  Six of the seven Mississippi food plants that got hit by ICE agents on Wednesday were "willfully and unlawfully employing illegal aliens" — with many working under false names and fake Social Security numbers, according to investigators.  Documents unsealed Friday by the US Attorney's Office for the Magnolia state's Southern District outline how authorities worked with confidential informants over the span of a year to uncover the use of ineligible employees.

No, ICE's Mississippi Raids Are Not an Outrage.  I believe that interior immigration enforcement should (and generally does) prioritize detaining and removing illegal immigrants who have also committed violent crimes, and those who have been deported previously.  I also believe that ICE and CPB should (and generally do) attempt to execute their duties with an eye toward compassion and humanity, particularly when children are affected.  Nobody likes seeing frightened kids crying.  That being said, enforcing the law against people whose "only" crime involves breaking our immigration statutes is not out-of-bounds.  Adults who knowingly violate US sovereignty do not get a free pass to live and work openly in America, entirely without fear of deportation.

Nearly half of all illegal immigrants nabbed in Mississippi ICE raid [were] released on 'humanitarian grounds'.  Almost half of those arrested in a mass Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] roundup of illegal immigrants in Mississippi on Wednesday have already been released, officials announced Thursday [8/8/2019].  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 680 "removable aliens" at several food processing plants in Mississippi, in what had been deemed the largest single-state immigration enforcement operation in U.S. history.

As long as the workers are unionized, the AFL-CIO apparently doesn't care if they are here illegally.
AFL-CIO Union Comes Out in Support of Illegal Alien Workers Taking U.S. Jobs.  In a remarkable admission today [8/8/2019] on Twitter AFL-CIO Labor Union President Richard Trumka supports the principle of illegal alien workers taking the jobs of American workers.  This is quite a bucket of sunlight upon a previously hidden agenda.

ICE Arrests 680 Illegal Aliens in Largest Single-State Raid in U.S. History.  The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency arrested 680 illegal aliens who had been working at seven Mississippi food processing plants, federal officials confirmed on Wednesday [8/7/2019].  ICE agents conducted the largest single-state raid in United States history and the largest workplace raid in the last 11 years when they arrested 680 illegal aliens at seven food processing plants across six cities in Mississippi, [...]

Europeans More Concerned About Immigration Than Climate Change, Despite Massive Media Attention.  Immigration has possibly caused more fractious discord at the heart of the European Union than any other topic apart from Brexit, and it is a preoccupation shared by the citizens of Europe who say it is the most important issue facing the EU in 2019.  The European Commission's Eurobarometer survey, a twice-annually inquiry into the opinions of over 27,000 Europeans asked people in 33 countries what their main concerns were for the European Union, and found worries over immigration to be the clear winner.  Some 34 percent of Europeans said immigration was one of their top concerns in 2019, putting the issue comfortably ahead of the competition for another year.

Asylum sob-story Lady Frijoles is off the hook for assault charges and partying hearty back in Honduras.  The press, in San Diego at least, is making a big deal about a Honduran migrant who as part of the 'remain in Mexico' program has won asylum in the U.S., while the U.S., wickedly enough, wants to appeal that ruling. [...] Bad, bad U.S. for wanting to keep someone out who won't bother to apply legally to come here, and for that matter, can't seem to make a go of things in Mexico, either.  The NGOs are all over this one, thinking they have the perfect wedge for allowing millions of unvetted migrants in now because this one looks so camera-genic and his story is so perfect for winning Evangelical Christians over to their side.  U.S. opposition is likely based on the thinking that this is another abuser of the asylum system.  Why?  Because it's so common.  And how are those cases going?

Invade, Invite, Implode.  The accelerating Scramble for America, in which the world's 7.5 billion pre-Americans stake their claim to the USA, offers numerous benefits for American elites, such as lower wages to pay, higher prices for their property, more pliable voters, and greater opportunities to trade visas to foreigners in return for meddling abroad.  From the Beltway perspective, the only problem is that America's current voters don't much see what's in it for them from immigration, other than more ethnic restaurants.  Although this basic logic is hushed up, Americans more or less understand that they benefit from owning a vast country that is still relatively lightly populated compared with, say, India or Nigeria.

ICE agents detain 680 illegal immigrants at 7 Mississippi worksites.  Homeland Security agents descended upon several sites Wednesday [8/7/2019] in Mississippi, including Peco Foods in Canton.  "After speaking with the agents, I now know that they are identifying illegal immigrants, versus those who are legal, and rounding them up, putting them in buses and carrying them away," said Canton Mayor William Truly.

ICE let loose 218,400 migrant 'family members' into the US since December.  The federal Homeland Security agency tasked with removing people illegally present in the country has released a couple hundred thousand immigrant families into the interior of the United States since late December, according to data obtained by the Washington Examiner.  Those let loose will not be subject to deportation, at least not until after a hearing they are supposed to attend that is years away.

Another ungrateful migrant creates a new 'narrative' for ingratitude.  Rep. Ilhan Omar was just an opening act.  Now, another ungrateful migrant has come out of the woodwork to tell us how awful we are and how ingratitude for being allowed to come here is the rightful state for migrants.  Calcutta-born Suketu Mehta, a bitter revanchist who would have been ripped to shreds as a fourth-rate, fourth world 'intellectual' by V.S. Naipaul (too bad he's not alive) puts forth the argument in the Washington Post that immigration is a reparation.  His piece is titled 'I am an uppity immigrant.  Don't expect me to be grateful."  Based on what he says, it's clear he views migration to the U.S. as an entitlement solely because America is so very, very bad — and as a lagniappe, because he's so very, very good.

Democrats candidates have embraced four ideas that could end America as we know it.  [#2] Decriminalizing Border Crossings and Healthcare for Illegal Immigrants:  As shocking as it may seem, just saying that the Democratic Party is in favor of open borders doesn't give you the full sense of how bad the Party is on this issue.  That's because not only do they want the borders to be open, they're looking for ways to incentivize more illegal aliens to break our laws.  During the June 27th Democratic debate, the candidates were asked if their healthcare plans covered illegal immigrants.  Every single hand on the stage went up — and keep in mind that as a practical matter, what that means is that American citizens will be paying even higher premiums to provide "free" healthcare to illegals that can't afford it.  During that same debate, 8 out of the 10 candidates on the stage supported decriminalizing crossing the border illegally.

Dems refuse to help fix border crisis because bashing Trump is more fun.  Now that Democrats have stopped calling the untenable situation at America's southern border a "manufactured crisis" and recognized it as a "humanitarian crisis," perhaps a bipartisan solution can be found to at least one aspect of the problem: the continuing flow of unaccompanied children across the border.  But we shouldn't hold our breath.  The left — activists, the media and Dem politicians — are more interested in badgering the Trump administration than solving the crisis.

Sen. Ron Wyden Escorts 8 1/2 Months Pregnant Mexican Woman and Her Family Across Border Into US.  Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) posted a video Saturday bragging about how he had escorted an eight-and-a-half months pregnant migrant from Mexico into the U.S. because the woman allegedly was having a difficult pregnancy.  Wyden does not tell viewers that the woman is a Mexican citizen and that she brought her husband and 3-year-old son with her across the border.  Apparently there are no competent maternity hospitals in Mexico.

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There may be hospitals in Mexico, but they don't offer free U.S. citizenship with every birth.

People Roast Trump And Then Find Out It Was Obama.  People told the Daily Caller News Foundation what they thought of quotes President Donald Trump said regarding immigration, except it was actually former President Barack Obama who said them.  "That is our direct message to families in central America:  Do not send your children to the border.  If they do make it, they'll get sent back, more importantly, they might not make it," Obama said in 2014.  He also said in 2009, "You are gonna pay a significant fine, you are going to learn English, you are going to go to the back of the line so that you don't get ahead of somebody applying legally, but after you've done these things over a certain period of time you can earn your citizenship."

Report: Illegally Entering Guatemalans Aren't Fleeing Violence, They Want To Make More Money.  A report this week in the Wall Street Journal chronicles the border crisis at one of its sources, a city in Guatemala that's emptying out as families leave for the United States, and leaves little doubt that what's motivating most of them to leave isn't violence or persecution, but economic opportunity.  The focus of the story is the mountainous city of Joyabaj, "population 100,000 and falling."  The United States has deported 627 people to Joyabaj in the first six months of this year, more than any other municipality in the country except Guatemala City, population 2.5 million, which saw 643 deportees from the United States over the same period.

Democratic Party has become a Continuing Criminal Enterprise.  In cooperation with Democrat-aligned Federal Judges, and with the complicity of multiple outlets of the liberal media, the Democrat Party continues to act to block and delay efforts by the Federal Government to prohibit and interdict the illegal entry of persons into the United States from Mexico.  An unknown number of those persons pose a clear and present physical danger to America's citizenry.  Facilitating the entry of criminals into the U.S. is, on its face, a criminal enterprise.

Gulf Cartel Recruitment of Young Teens On Rise near Texas Border.  The Gulf Cartel is actively recruiting local teens since young offenders are not sent to prison and only spend a few weeks in a juvenile center if arrested.  Some defendants are not old enough to legally drive.  Tamaulipas authorities are noticing a spike in the number of teen offenders arrested in Ciudad Victoria for various crimes on behalf of the Gulf Cartel.  A law enforcement official who spoke with Breitbart News on the condition of anonymity said that when underage offenders are arrested, they are sent to a minimum-security juvenile center and are back on the streets in mere days.

Trump's "Remain in Mexico" Policy Appears to Be WorkingThe New York Times is crediting President Donald Trump's last set of policy tries for — at long last — a precipitous drop in illegal immigration from Central America.  Specifically, the newspaper cited a highly deterring double play by Mexico, prompted by President Trump's arm-twisting.  One credited play was Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy, formally called the Migrant Protection Protocols, where U.S. immigration authorities send asylum claimants to wait for their hearings in Mexican cities like Juarez rather than the incentivizing prospect of waiting inside the United States, where they can count on living for years illegally if their claims fail.  The incentive of living in the United States illegally evidently has been turned off because failure of claims means the migrants instead have to live in Mexico and will not join America's swollen population of illegal millions who can't be effectively tracked down and deported.

Expedited extradition of illegals to begin today and the open borders crowd is apoplectic.  The Trump administration is today implementing a strategy that's been in planning for two years to relieve crowding at detention centers, deal with the backlog at immigration courts, and rapidly increase the tempo of deportations of illegal aliens.  Predictably, the open borders crowd is appalled, and the ACLU is planning to launch a lawsuit, no doubt before a leftist judge appointed by Obama and Clinton to stymie the move.  But this has been planned for two years, and it looks as though their efforts will play into the president's hands as the 2020 election approaches.

The Trump Administration Will Let ICE Officials Deport Certain Immigrants Much Faster.  The Trump administration will dramatically expand the ability of immigration authorities to rapidly deport certain immigrants, according to a federal notice posted Monday [7/22/2019].  The administration announced on the Federal Register that it plans to expand expedited removal — quick deportations — to those who cannot prove they have been in the country continuously for two years.  The new measure will apply to the entire country.

DHS to expand speedy deportations across the country.  Homeland Security announced an aggressive new policy Monday [7/22/2019] to fast-track deportations of recent immigrants caught in the living in the U.S. illegally, looking to expand a tool that's been used successfully at the border for years.  Expedited removal allows immigration officers to order a deportation without the extensive immigration court proceedings and appeals that accompany other removals.  For years, it's been applied to immigrants caught within 100 miles of the border who illegally entered in recent weeks.

Poll: Moderate Democrats Turned Off by Party's 2020 Open Borders Agenda.  The Democrat Party's open borders, mass immigration platform for the upcoming 2020 presidential election is turning off moderate Democrat voters, a new poll reveals.  For months now, Democrats running in the presidential primary have largely presented platforms promoting amnesty for all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens, free health care for illegal aliens, and the decriminalization of illegal immigration at the United States-Mexico border.  This open borders agenda, spearheaded by a select group of white liberals in the party's ranks, is causing a rift among Democrats.

Can Trump's New Asylum Rules Stem the Illegal Tide?  Illegal immigration numbers remain at levels triple that of previous years, and Congress continues to bicker, foot stomp, other otherwise ignore the problem.  In the face of this, the Trump Administration released its latest attempt to bring the border crisis under control.  Under new rules issued last week, migrants will now be required to seek asylum in at least one country they pass through on their way north.  In other words, to qualify for asylum in the United States, Hondurans and Salvadorans would first have to apply for — and be denied — asylum in Guatemala or Mexico.  The response from critics was predictable. [...] None of them, however, acknowledged a key feature of the new rules:  they put the United States in compliance with exactly the way the rest of the world handles the flow of refugees between borders.

It's the cartels, stupid!  To obtain asylum, a migrant must establish a credible fear of persecution or harm on account of the migrant's race, religion, nationality, membership in a social group or political opinion.  Migrants have not been deterred, however, from making the dangerous trek to America because they know that if you can get here, especially with a minor in tow, you will in short order be released into the country and have a couple of years before you see an immigration judge.  This reality has created a powerful magnet, not only for those facing economic hardship, but also for thugs eager to make a buck.  And therein you find the culprits who deserve much blame.

Horde of violent migrants storm Texas bridge punching, kicking and rushing border patrol officers.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents were punched and kicked by a violent horde of 50 illegal immigrants who tried to sneak across the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas yesterday [7/20/2019].  A CBP official says the agents had to use tear gas and pepper spray to curb the mob rampage when gangs of illegals rushed the Rio Grande bridge in three separate waves at 4 a.m. local time.  "Ignoring commands to stop, the group suddenly rushed the temporary barricades, bent metal poles and disabled the concertina wire affixed to the barrier," the official told Fox News.

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It's time to escalate to Level Two:  The razor wire should have about 3,000 volts on it, pulsing like a stun gun.  When dejected "refugees" limp back to Honduras with burned hands and fingers, the word will get out, believe me.  If necessary, the border can be strengthened and fortified to match any invading force.

1,100 African Migrants [have been] Apprehended in One Border Sector Since May 30.  Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector apprehended more than 1,100 migrants from multiple countries in Africa since May 30.  The migrants present unique problems for Border Patrol agents who must care for their health and safety.  "The apprehension of people from African countries illegally crossing our borders continues to increase," Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz said in a written statement.  "Our agents this year have encountered people from 51 countries other than Mexico including 19 countries from the continent of Africa."

Undocumented immigrants try to rush into US in 'waves,' spark showdown with CBP agents.  One of the biggest ports of entry along the US-Mexico border had to be shut down on Friday [7/19/2019] after a group of undocumented immigrants — nearly 50 of them — attempted to rush into the United States in "waves," according to federal officials.  The mad dash went down at the Pharr International Bridge in Texas at about 4 a.m., officials said, and sparked a showdown with Customs and Border Protection agents.  "A group of 47 undocumented individuals attempted to illegally enter the United States in three waves," the agency said in a statement, according to KGBT.

Left Goals:  Abolishing Citizenship.  While claiming fealty to the United States, the Democrats have all but proudly declared they are for open borders and against the rights and interests of American citizens.  They have reached a consensus that American citizenship is a meaningless abstraction and an unearned privilege that effectively must be abolished — if not by law, then by ignoring the existence and unique rights of American citizens qua citizens.  Peel back the sentimental platitudes (does anyone really think families shouldn't stay together?) and the Democrats' take on immigration reveals a profound betrayal.  They are more concerned with the welfare of illegal immigrants than with that of the citizens of the country they were elected to serve.

Some Congressional Expulsions Are in Order.  There isn't anything unjust about our border laws.  A sovereign nation has an unalienable right to enforce its border laws and know exactly who each human being is, irrespective of age, sex, and country of origin. [...] Illegals having rights is farcical to begin with.  I'm not an attorney, but this is likely suborning on the part of these Democrats; regardless, it's a dereliction of their constitutional duties, and expulsion proceedings should commence immediately.

The Left is following Communism's playbook for revolution.  This process continues and is manifested in the widespread antipathy for sexual propriety, faith, and all that is great and good — and in the lust for perversion, socialism, feminism, multiculturalism, "transgenderism," and anti-Americanism in general.  We see it in the tearing down of statues; removal of long present Christian symbols; leftist propaganda and decadence in schools and entertainment;, prioritizing of illegal aliens over citizens; revising of American history and impugning of whites; and in attacks on the Constitution, the Founding Fathers, and all things traditional.  This destabilization of the American mind and moral compass now has begotten, as it must, societal destabilization.  This is reflected in, most obviously, the flooding of our nation with unassimilable foreigners via a purposely porous border.  This serves the Cloward-Piven goal of overloading the system to cause breakdown, necessitating replacement of it with, the theory goes, a socialist one.  Of course, this human flood strains schools, hospitals, and services and resources in general.

What I saw when I visited the border.  The situation is dire.  Smuggling cartels tell lies about instant asylum and open borders and have drawn migrants by the hundreds of thousands to border stations near McAllen and El Paso in Texas, along with other crossings along the Rio Grande.  It isn't until they arrive that migrants discover the truth: applying for legal entry into the United States is a long, confusing process.  There are rules — and the line started forming years ago.

Defund Lutherans for Open Borders Now!  One of the top promoters of the so-called Lights for Liberty nationwide protests by Trump-hating, ICE-bashing radicals was a nonprofit religious organization known as the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service.  As a designated "host," LIRS played a key role in publicizing, organizing and participating in demonstrations against President Donald Trump's deportation enforcement actions targeting some 2,000 illegal immigrants and their families who have ignored removal orders or skipped out on court hearings.  Brazen hatred of cops, Border Patrol and ICE agents were on full display at the open borders protests fronted by LIRS and other left-wing groups, including Code Pink, CASA and CAIR.

Poll: Majority of Mexicans Supports Deportation of Central American Migrants.  A slight majority of Mexican citizens supports the deportation of Central American migrants who travel through Mexico to reach the U.S. border, according to a survey released Wednesday [7/17/2019].  The survey, which was conducted by the Mexican newspaper Reforma and the Washington Post, found that six in ten Mexicans believe the migrants have burdened the native population by claiming jobs and benefits that would otherwise accrue to Mexican citizens.  A 55 percent majority supports deporting the migrants before they reach the U.S.

Drugs pour in from Mexico as [the] Border Patrol [is] forced to focus on migrants.  Border Patrol highway checkpoints in the southern New Mexico region that normally seize seven figures of worth of drugs annually have not seized a dollar in nearly four months after being shuttered in late March, allowing drugs to flood into the country.  Meantime, with the added supply, prices for illicit drugs are dropping precipitously.  Those seven checkpoints have sat unattended after Border Patrol closed them to move all personnel to the border to assist with apprehending, processing, and caring for the high number of migrant families arriving.

The American Left Is Racist, Not President Trump.  It is not racist to point out that mass immigration of unskilled people who are overwhelmingly non-white will result in social and cultural turmoil, especially so long as the entire culture is now geared towards teaching them a leftist lie that they are victims of white oppression.

Democrats Shift From Supporting Legal Immigration To Urging Open Defiance Of U.S. Laws.  Far from a mass roundup, ICE's responsibility was to find approximately 2,000 illegal immigrants.  Nor were the targets randomly chosen to inspire terror among illegally present foreigners or to display a sign of the administration's lawless lust for retribution against those who break immigration laws.  With a population of 11 million illegal immigrants and some estimates saying as many as 1 million of them are already under court order to leave after receiving due process, the arrest of every one of those on the current list couldn't even be counted as a drop in the bucket for dealing with the problem.  Moreover, those chosen had already been through the long, tedious process by which the government is forced to prove its case in immigration courts.  All have already been ordered out of the country after they had a chance to make their case to be able to stay or even to claim asylum.  All of them had broken federal law, received their day in court, and had received court documents telling them they must leave the country.

ICE Raids Will Force Long-Needed National Immigration Debate.  Americans' steadfast adherence to the rule of law separates the United States from almost every other country, even other free societies.  There is nothing more contrary to the rule of law, however, than the current lack of control over our southern border, across which thousands now pass illegally every day.

President Trump Highlights Democrat Activist Hypocrisy — Flee to America, and Demand We Change it.  Earlier today President Trump drew attention to another uncomfortable truth.  Some of the most virulent anti-American progressive lawmakers entered the United States for the opportunity and freedom within our system.  However, those same politicians then decry the U.S. and demand changes to the system providing the benefit.  In essence, do not flee to the land of liberty, indulge in the benefits and then have the audacity to criticize the foundation of the nation providing the opportunity.

Immigration chief blames Congress for horrific migrant shelter conditions.  Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, placed the blame squarely on Congress for the deplorable conditions described at a border station by reporters traveling Friday with Vice President Mike Pence.  "First of all it's shameful for Congress," Cuccinelli told CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday.  "And we can prove it.  Because last month, when they were willing to address this same problem for children we succeeded in addressing it in one month."  Cuccinelli said lawmakers needed to allocate more money to go toward Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention beds.

Of Progressive Carnivores and Cannibals.  Obama once protested that he was no king who could open the border and grant amnesties by fiat.  Yet his view of immigration has metamorphosed well beyond DACA and Dreamers into Democratic candidates going into Mexico to escort aliens unlawfully into our country, and 500 sanctuary jurisdictions in which federal immigration law is all but null and void.  An American citizen convicted of using a fake Social Security Number and phony ID is a felon who is all but unemployable; an illegal alien who commits the same crimes learns quickly that these are not deportable offenses and mostly never prosecuted.

Dem Reps dish up food to migrants waiting to cross border illegally.  Democrat members of the U.S. House of Representatives spent part of their Saturday fueling up migrants waiting to illegally cross America's southern border.  Several members of Congress visited detention and processing centers for illegal aliens, before crossing into Mexico to dish up food to a long line of migrants preparing to breach the border.  [Video clip]

High-Skilled Immigrants Act Is a Sop to Big Tech.  Thanks to furious lobbying from Microsoft, Amazon, Hewlett Packard, Equifax, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, IBM, Cisco, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, and Eric Schmidt of Google's group, among others, the House this week passed H.R. 1044, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019.The bill, which was supported by 140 Republicans and 224 Democrats, removes the per-country cap for employment-based immigration visas.  In other words, it makes it easier for the tech giants and billionaires of Silicon Valley to hire cheap foreign labor over highly skilled Americans.  The bill, which was supported by 140 Republicans and 224 Democrats, removes the per-country cap for employment-based immigration visas.  In other words, it makes it easier for the tech giants and billionaires of Silicon Valley to hire cheap foreign labor over highly skilled Americans.

The DC Illegal Immigration Business.  There is no greater disconnect from ordinary Americans on any singular issue than the policy positions of Democrats and Republicans in Washington DC surrounding illegal immigration.  President Donald Trump is confronting their unified interests.  Massive illegal immigration is supported by both sides of the professional political machine.  There are few issues more unifying for the K-Street purchased voices of DC politicians than keeping the U.S. borders open and the influx of illegal aliens as high as possible.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce pays politicians to keep this system in place.

ICE deportation raids underway in New York City, 'number of jurisdictions,' official says.  A nationwide crackdown to apprehend thousands of illegal immigrants across the country began late Saturday [7/13/2019] in the nation's largest city and several other places, according to an official.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) resumed its previously announced plan to apprehend thousands of illegal immigrants who've been given orders to leave the country, targeting people in at least 10 cities.  The ICE raids began late Saturday and into the early morning hours on Sunday in "a number of jurisdictions," not just New York City, a senior administration official confirmed to Fox News.

Asylum requests overwhelm US immigration system:  A look at the numbers.  An explosion in asylum requests from immigrants facing deportation has overwhelmed U.S. courts and denial of the requests does little to keep illegal immigrants out, according to federal statistics.  Thousands of migrants are hoping to seek asylum, even though experts say they have poor cases and little chance of gaining the status.  But that has not stopped hundreds of thousands (possibly millions) of asylum seekers from landing permanently in the U.S., where they live as illegal immigrants, experts say.

Democrats Still Don't Seem To Understand Latino Voters Aren't Obsessed With Illegal Immigration.  Democrats seem to think railing against how illegal immigrants are treated is a winning issue with Latino voters — as if every Latino in America came here illegally.  It's a pretty brazen assumption, and one the Left is not called out on.  It now appears as though the Left is just starting to learn that Latino voters care about other things — things all Americans care about:  healthcare, the economy, and education.

Report: Guatemala May Build 'Legal Wall' Against Migrants.  President Donald Trump's deputies may soon finalize a "safe third country" deal with Guatemala that would allow U.S. border officials to legally block most migrants from even applying for asylum, according to the New Yorker magazine.  The Guatemala deal would create a legal wall on the U.S. border that would prevent migrants from asking for asylum or getting released into the United States, according to the outlet.

Study: Deporting Illegal Aliens Saves Americans Billions in Tax Dollars.  Deporting the roughly 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living across the United States saves American taxpayers hundreds of billions in public costs, analysis finds.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is expected to conduct a mass deportation effort next week, where at least 2,000 illegal aliens who have final orders for removal will be arrested, detained, and deported from the U.S.

When Mexico enforces its own laws, immigration drops.  'We're holding a gun to our own heads,' said Sen. John Cornyn in June.  He was talking about President Trump's threat to impose tariffs in order to force Mexico to crack down on illegal immigration into the Unites States.  Many congressmen agreed, fearing, as establishment figures are prone to do, that Trump was risking the whole economy for some nebulous border demand.  A month later, it seems Trump's tariff gambit has worked.  After Mexican officials agreed to crack down on illegal immigration to avoid US-imposed tariffs, the Department of Homeland Security reports that border apprehensions dropped from 144,278 in May to 104,344 in June — a 28 percent decrease.  Some have attributed the drop to warmer weather, not the 20,000 Mexican National Guardsmen sent to the country's borders with the US and Guatemala.  It couldn't possibly be that Trump's plan worked, surely not.

'Helping People Avoid Justice': Border Patrol Union President Reacts to Clinton's Advice to Illegal Aliens.  National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd blasted Hillary Clinton for publicly coaching illegal immigrants on how to avoid apprehension from Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.  "I'm amazed that somebody ... that ran for president of the United States — that was willing to promise to uphold the laws of the United States, the Constitution of the United States — is now actively helping people avoid justice," Judd, who leads the Border Patrol's union of nearly 20,000 members, said Friday [7/12/2019] on Fox News.

Who needs opposition research with Joe Biden declaring: 'I respect no borders'?  [Scroll down]  "I respect no borders."  A perfect sound bite for Trump, and one can almost hear the video clips getting their snips and edits for the upcoming television ads.  You'd think he'd be smarter than that, but well, this is Joe Biden.  No borders?  None at all? [...] That's not gonna go down well with the U.S. public, based on polls showing repeated support for a rational expectation of rule of the law at the border.  The actual context of the speech isn't precisely on the matter of illegals, but rest assured, Democratic lockstep opposition to any rule of law at the border makes it clear that this is one thing that Joe's vision includes.

Turns out, Trump didn't give up on counting both legal and illegal US residents.  You've probably heard a lot overnight about President Trump backing down on trying to get a citizenship question on the census questionnaire next year.  Perhaps you too were surprised that this president who takes on even meaningless slights or disagreements on Twitter would give up so easily.  He didn't.

ICE to Begin Deporting Thousands of Illegal Aliens Across 10 Cities This Week.  ICE officials will begin the operation on Sunday, July 14 and forcefully deport at least 2,000 illegal aliens with final deportation orders, according to the NY Times.

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Two thousand?  That's all?  That's just background noise.

Our border troubles are going to get a lot worse.  Word is spreading worldwide, even to sub-Saharan Africa, that the US has an open southern border and an open checkbook.  This summer, thousands of Africans from Cameroon, Congo and other violence-plagued countries are forming caravans, preparing to cross our southern border, according to Customs and Border Protection reports.  Border agents from the Del Rio area of Texas sounded the alarm on May 31 about a group of 116 African migrants.  The agents provided photos of women with babies strapped to their backs and young men in T-shirts and gym shorts sitting on the US side of the Rio Grande, waiting to be arrested.  Then, in early June, agents in Eagle Pass, Texas, detained another group of Central African families.  Agents said they were startled to see so many "immigrants from countries not normally encountered."  In all, more than 500 Africans in a single week crossed the Del Rio border zone.  Late in June, agents arrested yet another 310 mostly Haitian and African migrants.

Warren Promises to Import at Least 700 Percent More Refugees to U.S.  Democrat presidential primary candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is promising to import at least 700 percent more foreign refugees into the United States if she becomes president.  In her national immigration plan released this week, Warren broke from her economic patriotism agenda wherein she has committed to holding multinational corporations accountable for outsourcing American jobs overseas and shifting to a permanent nationalist trade policy that puts the needs of American workers first.

Why those ICE raids are being announced in advance.  Starting Sunday [7/14/2019], Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is expected to resume its previously announced plan to apprehend thousands of illegal immigrants across the country. [...] So why are the raids being publicized days in advance?  "It's unprecedented.  But there is a political purpose behind it," Thomas Kilbride, a retired Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agent and ICE policy adviser, told Fox News.  He said the president has tried to get Democrats to come to the table because asylum laws need to change, and this is a way to bargain.

Abandoning immigration enforcement is abandoning our system of government.  Trying to actually deport illegal immigrants whom courts have ordered deported is now considered authoritarian.  Ken Cuccinelli, a top official at the Department of Homeland Security, made clear that he intended to follow through on President Trump's plans to remove foreigners in the United States illegally for whom final removal orders have been issued.  Cuccinelli said this on national TV on Sunday [7/7/2019], and told reporters Wednesday that these operations "absolutely" were going forward.

Whose Side Are They On?  The Southern border is a litmus test:  do they believe that the United States has a right to exist as a sovereign nation, or don't they?  For many Democrats, the answer evidently is No.  That goes for all of the Democratic presidential contenders:  I believe all of them have signed on to the notion of free medical care (along with many other welfare benefits, of course) for illegal aliens.  This isn't exactly treason — a word that is thrown around much too often these days — but it certainly amounts to selling out the interests of American citizens.  A startling example of the Democrats' disregard of the interests of American citizens is Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, who reportedly has sent her aides to Mexico to help illegal immigrants game the asylum system by pretending that they don't speak Spanish.  Why, exactly, would an important member of our government, accountable to the citizens of the United States, do this?

Trump Adheres To The Law On Immigration, Shocking Lawless Democrats.  The plan to deport about one million illegal aliens announced by Acting United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Ken Cuccinelli is not a matter of discretion.  Cuccinelli is just following the law, and already issued court orders.  Those subject to deportation under the plan have already had their cases adjudicated in the United States, with immigration judges ruling they have lost their cases, and ordering them deported.  Cuccinelli is just the first federal official, besides President Trump, brave enough to follow and implement the law.

Pelosi Tips Off Illegals on Sunday's Rumored Deportation Raids — Gives 'Legal Advice' on How to Evade ICE Agents.  The New York Times reported Thursday [7/11/2019] that the massive deportation operation President Trump delayed two weeks ago will be deployed this Sunday.  Trump's deportation operation is targeting illegals who already have deportation orders, yet Democrat leaders are giving them advice on how to evade ICE agents!

NYT: What's The Mystery Behind The Sharp Drop Of Arrivals On The Southern Border?  Well, here's a clever whodunit from the Paper of Record.  Whatever might be the cause of a sudden drop in border crossings?  What could it possibly be? [...] In other words, Donald Trump's get-tough policies have had their desired impact.  No wonder the Gray Lady waited until the twelfth paragraph to mention it.  In fact, eighteen thousands asylum seekers were sent back into Mexico last month, which might have sent a clear message to others not to bother with the trip for just economic reasons.  At the moment, they won't even have court dates until October to resolve asylum applications, and historically less than ten percent of those will qualify anyway.

A desperate Beto O'Rourke goes for broke, claims America was founded on white supremacy.  A failing campaign makes a man desperate, and Beto O'Rourke surely is a desperate man.  The former Texas congressman was asked this week at roundtable event featuring immigrant and refugee participants to explain how President O'Rourke would fight white supremacy in the United States.  "I know this from my home state, Texas, places that formed the Confederacy, that this country was founded on white supremacy," the poorly polling 2020 Democratic primary candidate responded.  He added, "And every single institution and structure that we have in this country still reflects the legacy of slavery and segregation and Jim Crow and suppression, even in our democracy."  Remember:  O'Rourke was addressing immigrants and refugees.  Welcome to America, you idiots.

The other border crisis:  Exhausted agents hanging on by a thread.  Beyond the humanitarian and security catastrophe unfolding at the southern border, there is a another crisis few know about.  Migrants have been the focus of the border crisis for months, and with good reason.  More than 700,000 people have been taken into custody by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel at and between ports of entry in the first nine months of fiscal 2019, more than the previous 12 months.

Count on Migrants from the World Over to Exploit U.S. Immigration Laws.  Word is spreading worldwide — even as far as sub-Saharan Africa — that the U.S. has an open southern border and an open checkbook.  This summer, thousands of Africans from Cameroon, Congo, and other violence-plagued countries are forming caravans and preparing to cross our southern border.  Border agents from the Del Rio area of Texas sounded the alarm on May 31 about a group of 116 African migrants.  Agents provided photos of women with babies strapped to their backs and young men in T-shirts and gym shorts sitting on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande waiting to be arrested.  Then, in early June, agents in Eagle Pass, Texas detained another group of Central African families.  Agents said they were startled to see so many "immigrants from countries not normally encountered."  All in all, more than 500 Africans in a single week crossed the Del Rio border zone.  Late in June, agents arrested yet another 310 mostly Haitian and African migrants.

Poll: Majority of Americans Want Mass Deportations of Illegal Aliens Following Congressional Inaction.  A majority of Americans want mass deportations of illegal aliens if Congress fails to reach a deal this week that closes loopholes in the country's asylum system that allow mass flows of foreign nationals to pour through the U.S.-Mexico border.  The latest Harvard/Harris poll finds that 51 percent of American voters say they support mass deportations of the 11 million to 22 million illegal aliens living in the U.S. should Congress fail to reach a deal that closes loopholes in the asylum system.

20% federal inmates are immigrants, mostly Mexican.  One-fifth of all federal prison inmates are not U.S citizens, many facing illegal immigration charges, according to new data from the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  There are a total of 35,009 "criminal aliens" of 180,344 in prison, and 60% are Mexican, according to an analysis provided to Secrets by David Olen Cross of Salem, Ore., a crime researcher who writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime.

Cuccinelli: "Pool For Deportation Removal Exceeds One Million People".  [How] did never-Trump leader Ken Cuccinelli end up with a position in this administration?  This is the same guy who tried to lead a 2016 convention effort to change the rules and remove Donald Trump as the Republican nominee.

Ilhan Omar:  We Should Debate Whether To Eliminate All Border And Immigration Enforcement Agencies.  Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has said almost every terrible thing under the sun.  She's peddled anti-Semitic tropes.  She's rooted against our troops during our intervention in Somalia in the early 1990s.  She's failed miserably to identify that those who committed the 9/11 attacks were radical Muslim terrorists, instead, she trivialized this heinous act as one where "some people did something."  So, when she thinks that we should have open borders, sadly, it's not as shocking as some of the other trash she's spewed [i]n recent months.

War criminals among us: inside the quiet effort to prosecute and deport violators disguised as refugees.  They could be your Uber driver or the security guard at a local airport.  The elderly neighbor living next door or the operator of the neighborhood ice cream shop.  They came to the United States from all corners of the globe — Somalia, Rwanda, El Salvador, the Balkans, Germany, Iraq — claiming to have been persecuted.  In reality, they were the persecutors.  For decades, war criminals have lived alongside those they tortured or displaced.  Under the guise of being a refugee, they've sought new lives in America.  But quiet efforts are underway to expose and punish as many of these hidden offenders as possible — and ensure none find a lasting haven in the U.S.

Build the Wall to Save Central America.  What is suggested is usually that we should do something to improve conditions in Central America, specifically El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, the benighted lands from whence the constant migrant caravans are emanating.  (Some are coming from Africa now, but the numbers are still small.)  That way, it is reasoned, the families would want to stay home.  Good idea on the face of it, but the method being proposed — foreign aid — is almost always a failure.  In fact, due to corruption and other non-politically correct factors, it's very much the reverse.  This isn't original thinking on my part; it's pretty well known.

Ken Cuccinelli: ICE Ready to Deport Approximately 1M Illegal Aliens with Final Deportation Orders.  Acting United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Ken Cuccinelli says the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency is ready to deport about a million illegal aliens who remain in the country despite having final orders for deportation.  During an interview with CBS News on Sunday [7/7/2019], Cuccinelli said despite a delay of mass deportations by President Trump two weeks ago, ICE agents are ready to detain and deport the roughly one million illegal aliens who have been ordered deported from the country.

How the Congo is Moving to Welcoming Maine.  If you want to experience the joy the 'humanitarians' of Maine are experiencing there are two things you need — a growing ethnic community (Somali, Congolese, Nigerian, whatever) because they want to live with their own kind of people, and generous social services, and they will come!  Oh, and by the way, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, 35,000 more Africans are staged in Central America ready to make the jump to the US border.

Asylum seekers defy death for a better life in Portland.  Scores of families, totaling more than 300 men, women and children, traveled thousands of miles to Portland from central Africa in recent weeks, fleeing violence and political instability in their home countries.

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Almost every country in the world has "violence and political instability."  The U.S. does not have the facilities to accomodate everyone who would be better off living here.

Booker, Dems shameless at border.  The Democratic Party's position on immigration is most recently personified in 2020 presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, who tweeted this week about his trip across the border to help five migrant women with their asylum claims.  The thread is light on details as to whether or not these women actually have valid legal claims to asylum in the United States, and heavy on unsubstantiated and dramatic details of the cruelty of the process at the American border.  What Booker and the rest of his party refuse to acknowledge is that the process is made more cruel by a system that is being overused, abused and stretched to the breaking point by a massive increase of spurious claims and illegal crossings.

Immigration is central issue, few in Washington have wherewithal to solve it.  Federal immigration policy is key to the current struggle at the border.  What is secure.  What's not.  Who the U.S. should admit.  Who it shouldn't.  Major questions loom as to what's going on in Central America.  Many lawmakers are questioning what "draws" migrants to cross into the U.S. illegally — prompting debates over detention conditions, health and the care of children.  That's to say nothing about the expense.  Immigration — and particularly perceptions about illegal immigration — is what sparked the recent Supreme Court fight about a prospective citizenship question on next year's census forms.

1,000 Haitian Migrants [have been] Apprehended Since June 10 at [the] Texas Border.  Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 1,000 Haitian migrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico since June 10.  Officials in the Del Rio Sector located on the Central Texas border with Mexico report the apprehension of more than 1,000 migrants from Haiti who illegally crossed the Rio Grande since June 10, according to information provided by Border Patrol officials.  Of those more than 1,000 Haitian migrants, officials report more than 800 are composed of Family Unit Aliens (FMUA).

Report:  Democratic Rep. Sending Staff To Mexico To Coach Returned Migrants To Pretend Not To Speak Spanish.  Texas Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar is reportedly sending staff members into Mexico in order to coach migrants returned from the United States on how to exploit a legal loophole that would allow them back inside the country.

Democratic congresswoman secretly sending staff into Mexico to coach asylum-seekers.  A Democratic congresswoman is sending staff to Mexico's northern border town of Ciudad Juárez to find migrants returned from El Paso, Texas, under the "remain in Mexico" policy, then coaching them to pretend they cannot speak Spanish to exploit a loophole letting them to return to the U.S.

Texas Border Point-of-Entry Closed After Threat of 2nd Migrant Rush.  The threat of a rush by migrants seeking asylum led to the temporary closure of a local port-of-entry Thursday [7/4/2019].  The shutdown follows one day after authorities closed operations at a separate bridge where migrants rushed the gates.  Some claimed they were being extorted by Mexican immigration officials.

Trump Tells Migrants, If You Don't Like Our Detention Centers Stay Home.  President Donald Trump, facing renewed criticism from Democrats and activists over his handling of a migrant crisis on the U.S.- Mexico border, said in a Twitter post on Wednesday that immigrants unhappy with conditions at detention centers should be told "not to come."  Democratic lawmakers and civil rights activists who have visited migrant detention centers along the border in recent days have described nightmarish conditions marked by overcrowding and inadequate access to food, water and other basic needs.

Obama DHS Sec:  Dem POTUS Candidates Pushing 'Unwise,' 'Unworkable' Plans for 'Open Borders'.  Jeh Johnson, former President Barack Obama's Homeland Security Secretary, warned Democrats running for president on Tuesday evening [7/2/2019] that calling for the decriminalization of illegal immigration will alienate a majority of Americans who oppose "open borders."  Johnson made his remarks after Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) on Tuesday vowed to "virtually eliminate immigrant detention" through executive orders.

Cory Booker crosses into Mexico to escort asylum seekers to US.  Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., ventured into Mexico on Wednesday to help escort five female asylum seekers to the United States, his campaign said.  The 2020 presidential hopeful crossed the El Paso, Texas, port of entry into Ciudad Juarez with immigrant rights attorneys and advocates to get five women fleeing domestic violence admitted into the U.S. after they had been sent back to Mexico.  "These women had really horrific stories," Booker told reporters in El Paso.  "They are survivors of sexual violence, attacks.  They are being preyed upon.  They have legitimate fears.  This policy that we have, what it's doing is pushing people who are already vulnerable back into a dangerous situation."

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The women who come to the U.S. with an assortment of pathetic anecdotes about their mistreatment put themselves in danger by making the trip, and probably would have been much safer if they had stayed home.

Crackdown: ICE issues notices of fines to illegal aliens.  President Trump signed an executive order in 2017, not long after taking office, to enforce civil penalties against illegal aliens to beef up efforts to hold them accountable, as well as those who assist them by providing sanctuary.  Penalties began being assessed by federal officials in December 2018 and the process is progressing to the step of notifying those involved.  That includes illegal aliens seeking sanctuary in churches to avoid deportation.  These fines are nothing new, though rarely issued in the past.  To read some reporting on the enforcement by the current administration, you would not know that.  President Clinton signed on to fining illegal immigrants during his presidency.  The fines were reduced later and during Obama's administration, he implemented a more lax policy that allowed those here illegally to remain safe from deportation as long as they broke no other laws.

2020 Democrat Candidates' 21 Most Insanely Scary Proposals.  [#14] Decriminalizing Illegal Border Crossing:  Every single Democrat, including "moderate" Joe Biden, is in favor of decriminalizing entering American illegally, which is the definition of open borders.  No longer would it be a crime to enter our country without going through the legal process, no longer would it be a crime to enter our country to scoop up all that free health insurance. [...] [#15] End Deportations of Illegal Immigrants:  Every single Democrat candidate, including "moderate" Joe Biden, would end the deportation of illegal immigrants who have not been found guilty of a violent crime.  Basically, our borders will be open to billions looking for free welfare benefits, drivers licenses, and health insurance.

Federal judge blocks Trump policy keeping asylum seekers locked up.  A federal judge in Seattle on Tuesday [7/2/2019] blocked a Trump administration policy that would keep thousands of asylum-seekers locked up while they pursue their cases, saying the Constitution demands that such migrants have a chance to be released from custody.

Mexico begins returning migrants seeking asylum in U.S.  The Mexican government on Tuesday [7/2/2019] began busing dozens of Central American migrants to their native countries, after they'd been forced to wait in Mexico while their U.S. asylum claims are being processed.  The 69 migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador were bused from Ciudad Juárez Tuesday morning as the first group to participate in the Mexican government's "temporary program of voluntary return," the National Migration Institution said in a statement.

Obama's DHS chief:  Dem candidates' immigration plans are "tantamount to declaring publicly that we have open borders".  This feels like a Republican debating point come to life.  You can imagine Trump saying, "Democrats have moved so far left on immigration, even the Obama people would be shocked!"  But it's not a hypothetical.  The Obama people, specifically the head of Homeland Security under O, are actually shocked at how nutty their party has become on this issue in just a few years.

ProPublica gets busy with a new doxx operation against the Border Patrol.  Well, it looks like the efforts to doxx anyone involved in border control has already begun, leftists didn't need a rabid-minded New York Times op-ed contributor to get the idea going.  ProPublica, the Soros-linked media outfit with a Sorosian 'investigative' agenda, has come out with a big-publicity "investigation" on the purported or not bad Facebook behavior of a 9,500-member Facebook group full of current and former Border Patrol agents.

AOC and Democrats were told repeatedly that illegal immigrants had overwhelmed the border.  Now they act surprised.  After months of warnings from the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services — not to mention something about a "national emergency" declaration — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., took a field trip to the border.  She found out that, yes, things are, like, really, really, bad!  No one should be surprised that detention centers for illegal immigrants have been overwhelmed by the endless flow of hundreds of thousands of Central Americans, Mexicans and Haitians making their way here, throwing themselves and their children into the care of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which isn't equipped to handle the crushing volume of people.  There simply isn't enough space and there aren't enough border agents to manage the inflow.

Dems are Determined to Leave America Borderless.  The Democrats continue to refuse to provide the funding for DHS to address the border crisis that exists along the dangerous and highly porous U.S./Mexican border while complaining about the conditions in which illegal aliens, particularly alien children, are being housed in detention facilities that were never designed to handle the number of aliens currently being housed within their over-crowded confines.

Hundreds of Haitians, Africans wade through Rio Grande, stroll into USA — carrying luggage!  Groups of hundreds of Africans, Haitians and others from Central and South America continue to trudge across the U.S.- Mexico border in record numbers, despite promises from Mexico to help stop the massive migration.  Footage from the Del Rio Sector of the border in Texas shows scores are making their way in mini-caravans, with many arriving well-dressed in designer clothes, toting luggage and backpacks with their children in tow.

Border Apprehensions Nosedive After President Trump's Mexico Deal.  Apprehensions on the southern border have plummeted, following President Trump's historic deal with Mexico.  According to leaked Department of Homeland Security data, apprehensions at the southern border dropped by 25-percent between May and June.  This drop was corroborated by acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Friday, who attributed the change to President Trump's deal with Mexico in June.  The deal called on Mexican officials to do more to stop the flow of illegal migration to the U.S. southern border.

New El Salvadoran president says his country, not US, to blame for migrant deaths at border.  The new president of El Salvador on Monday took responsibility for the June deaths of a father and daughter who drowned crossing the Rio Grande in a bid to reach the United States, saying the onus is on his government to make the country a safer place — and one where migration is "an option, not an obligation."

Dunkin' dumps store owners for hiring undocumented workers.  The world famous doughnut maker Dunkin', outraged that some franchises are not using the required E-Verify system to make sure its workers are documented, has moved to oust the owners and take over the restaurants.  According to several reports, the Massachusetts-based breakfast and lunch restaurant, which recently changed its name from Dunkin' Donuts, has sued to stop those franchise owners from operating.  The most recent suits were filed in Delaware and Pennsylvania, "amid what appears to be a crackdown on franchisees employment verification practices," according to Restaurant Business.

Six-foot alligator presents deadly threat to migrants crossing the Rio Grande.  Texas Border Patrol agents fear that a six-foot alligator who lives in the Rio Grande, which migrants swim across daily to get into the United States from Mexico, may carry out a deadly attack.  Federal agents in Eagle Pass, Texas, have known about the reptile for several years, but say they have seen it more often in recent months at a section of the river where most migrants illegally cross in the region.

House Democrats to Introduce Bill for More Refugee Admissions from Central America.  As the immigration crisis at the border continues unabated with hundreds of thousands of migrants suffering and even dying on the treacherous trek through Mexico to the U.S. border, Democrats are blaming President Donald Trump and gearing up to introduce legislation to increase the number of refugees admitted to 100,000 a year.

Bank of America Cuts Ties With Companies That Help Run Detention Centers.  Bank of America joined JP Morgan and Wells Fargo by deciding not to do any business with private companies that help fund detention centers.

Bank of America to cut ties with companies that help run immigrant detention centers, private prisons.  Bank of America announced Wednesday that it would no longer finance operators of immigrant detention centers and private prisons.  The bank has decided to "exit the relationships" it has with companies that provide detention services at the state and federal level and has been discussing the issue "for some time," according to a statement provided to USA TODAY.

Illegals voting is abridgment (of our votes) too far.  The Fourteenth Amendment, which spells out the basic qualifications for being eligible to vote in U.S. elections, contains references to both citizens and persons in the United States.  This provides adequate justification for determining which persons are citizens.  (Justice Roberts doesn't seem to agree.  On the other hand, it doesn't matter if the question is on the Census or not because illegals can just lie, as they did about seeking asylum.)  What will be important and even crucial is to have a way to determine if a given person is a citizen at voting time. [...] The reference to "right to vote" is limited not to protecting your right to go through the process of casting a vote, but to having the vote be fully counted, not just enumerated.  When your vote is partially annulled by an illegally cast vote, your vote counts less.

Democrat 2020 illegal immigration hysteria reaches new heights.  In the words of Ronald Reagan, "a nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation."  At one point, the Democrats correctly concurred with this aphorism.  In the current crazed race to overthrow Trump, the law is suspended, criminality is absolved, and mendacious accusations are meted out.  Far from genuinely caring about foreigners, these candidates will use them as ideological human shields to create an apocalyptic image of Republican rule.  Who needs tangible solutions when warped thinking and panic-inducing narratives are the name of the general election game?

DHS Expects Border Apprehensions To Decrease By 25%, Credits Trump's Deal With Mexico.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expects apprehensions of illegal aliens to decline by 25% along the U.S. southern border in June and directly credited President Donald Trump's immigration deal with Mexico for the change.  "It's become clear that over the past three weeks, since the administration reached a new agreement with Mexico, that we've seen a substantial increase in the number of interdictions on the Mexican southern border, and a sincere effort to address the transportation networks coming through Mexico," DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan said to reporters Friday [6/28/2019].

20 Times Breitbart Reported on Migrant Deaths During Obama-Biden Years and No One Cared.  Former Vice President Joe Biden tweeted an image of a migrant father and daughter who had died on the U.S.-Mexico border and he attempted to link the deaths to cruelty from President Donald Trump.  However, Breitbart News consistently reported on the deaths of hundreds of migrants along the border during the Obama-Biden administration — horrors that then-Vice President Biden never spoke about during his time in the White House.

Military's mission doesn't include enforcement, so smugglers cross Rio Grande right in front of them.  Does the United States military exist only to defend the borders of foreign countries in the Middle East or is it allowed to defend the borders of the U.S. against terrorist cartels, espionage, infiltrations, and smuggling?  It might sound like an uncanny question given that our military was likely created exclusively to defend our own borders, but, according to one Homeland Security official I spoke to, the White House is still convinced that our own military cannot be used for what one would think of as the quintessential purpose of its existence.

Actually, Joe Biden and the Obama Administration Deported More People Than Trump.  It's true.  In 2012, the Obama administration kicked 419,384 people out of the United States, a single-year record that still stands, despite two years (and counting) of Trump framing himself as America's border-guard-in-chief.  Earlier this week, Trump tweeted that he would remove "millions" of illegal immigrants if given a second term in the White House — but last year Trump managed to deport merely 256,000 people.  Those facts are problematic for the current debate over immigration policy, in which Democrats try to frame Trump as being unreasonably cruel towards immigrants — a title that Trump (and many of his supporters) seem pretty happy to embrace.

TSA sending 650 airport screeners to U.S.-Mexico border.  The Transportation Security Administration plans to send more than 650 airport screeners and federal air marshals to beef up protection along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Latinos for Trump Break Out in 'Build the Wall' Chant at Pence's Miami Event.  Chants of "build the wall" broke out at Tuesday's [6/25/2019] rollout of the Donald J. Trump for President Latino Coalition event in Miami, Florida.  Vice President Mike Pence was headlining the launch of the Trump 2020 presidential campaign event when chanting broke out among what was described by New York Times Miami Bureau Chief Patricia Mazzei as a largely Cuban/Venezuelan/Nicaraguan American crowd, "Build the wall."

Mexico Deploying 15,000 Troops To U.S. Border To Stop Illegal Immigration Into U.S.  Mexican Secretary of Defense Luis Sandoval said on Monday that Mexico is deploying thousands of soldiers to the U.S.-Mexico border to help stop the massive flow of illegal immigration into the United States.  "Mexico has deployed almost 15,000 troops to the US-Mexico border to curve migration flow," CNN reporter Nick Valencia tweeted.

Mexico has deployed 15,000 troops to stop border crossings.  Mexican Defense Minister Luis Cresencio Sandoval revealed the country has deployed just under 15,000 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to help stop migrants from crossing.  Sandoval revealed the numbers in a press conference with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

CNN's John King: Problems At The Border Didn't Start With Trump.  CNN's John King took time Tuesday [6/25/2019] to note that problems at the U.S. border did not start with President Donald Trump.  Democrats have criticized Trump and his administration for its immigration policies, as well as the treatment of migrants at the border.  King said the U.S. faced many of the same problems under the Obama administration.

Send The Illegals Back!  Almost five years ago, I wrote about how then-president Barack Hussein Obama was a "deadbeat dad" to American children In his mission to fundamentally destroy America, not only did the Fallen Messiah attack Christians, whites and police, but he also abandoned America's black children.  Along with the deceptive liberal media, he pretended to care about illegal alien "children" by bringing them by the thousands into our country for votes.  For decades, RINO Republicans and godless Democrats have catered to illegals, exploiting them for power, politics and cheap labor — to the detriment of American society.  For over 29 years, I've spoken out against illegal immigration on behalf of blacks who bear the brunt of the chaos brought by open borders.  Illegal aliens and their children often end up in black communities, take black jobs, crowd their hospitals and schools, and fight with black children.

Thread Reader:  Illegal Immigration Hurts Black Americans Most.  Claims that immigration enforcement equals racism ignore the reality that the group most likely to benefit from a tougher approach to immigration enforcement is young black men, who often compete with recent immigrants for low-skilled jobs.  This dynamic played out recently at a large bakery in Chicago that supplies buns to McDonald's.  Some 800 immigrant laborers, most of them from Mexico, lost their jobs last year after an audit by [ICE].  The Cloverhill Bakery, owned by Aryzta, a big Swiss food conglomerate, had to hire new workers, 80% to 90% of whom are African American. [...] [T]he new workers are paid $14 per hour, or $4 per hour more than the (illegal) immigrant workers.  In this case, and in many others, the beneficiaries of immigration enforcement were working-class blacks, who are often passed over for jobs by unscrupulous employers.

Pelosi On Enforcing Immigration Laws In U.S.: 'What's The Point?'  Speaking at an event in Elmhurst, New York, Pelosi attacked President Donald Trump over the raids from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers that were scheduled to happen over the weekend but were delayed after sensitive information was leaked to the public about the locations of the raids.  "When I saw that the president was going to have these raids, I mean it was so appalling," Pelosi said.  "It's outside the circle of civilized human behavior to just be kicking down doors, splitting up families, and the rest of that, in addition to the injustices that are happening at the border.  We have legislation to go forward to address those needs, but in terms of interior enforcement, what's the — what's the point?"  [Video clip]

Trump's Acting DHS Director Leaked Information on Planned ICE Raids to Sabotage Them?  To put it simply, we're going to have a large-scale raid on illegals by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  It's not cruel.  It's not immoral.  It's the right thing to do.  It's the law.  You cannot come here illegally, no matter how sad your sob story is — we have a new sheriff in town.  It's time for these folks to go.  The president tweeted about the planned raids last week, but they were postponed.  Why?  Well, from sources at DHS, acting director Kevin McAleenan leaked the plan in order to torpedo the raid.

Cotton: If We Can't Deport Illegal Immigrants with Final Deportation Orders, 'Who Can We Deport?'  Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," [6/23/2019] Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) there is "healthy skepticism" for dealing with Democrats on fixes to the immigration system, and "if you can't deport an illegal alien who has a valid and final order of removal that's adjudicated by an immigration judge, who can you deport?"

ICE director tells Pirro real reason raids were halted.  Confirms 'green light' to remove illegal immigrants.  Acting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Mark Morgan confirmed Saturday that blame for the unexpected delay in the agency's planned immigration raids partially rests with the media.  "The media got a hold of some operational specifics, and they reported it," he said to Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro.  "It's egregious and it puts the lives of the officers and agents at risk.  The men and women at ICE are true American heroes.  The president recognized that.  He postponed it to protect them."  He issued the confirmation hours after President Donald Trump announced an unexpected two-week postponement of immigration raids that were originally slated to occur Sunday [6/23/2019].

Trump's ICE raid deportation gambit [is] a trap that Dems have fallen into.  [Scroll down]  If there is no deal, Democrats lose.  There is no meaningful constituency for ignoring lawful court orders.  Trump can drive home the absurdity of demanding the abandonment of lawful court orders as the gateway to anarchy as few others could.  Thus, there is no pressure on him to cave in and offer what Pelosi and the Dems want:  some form of amnesty.

373,610 illegal aliens have received DACA renewal just since January 2018.  New data posted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, posted by the California attorney general's office, confirms that 373,610 applications for Obama's illegal amnesty were renewed between January 10, 2018, and March 31, 2019.  Why January 10?  January 9, 2018, was the date a single California judge, William Alsup of the Northern District of California, issued an unprecedented injunction on Trump's order merely countermanding Obama's illegal amnesty, thereby forcing the president to violate numerous immigration laws.  Now, as a result of the notion that any judge has that kind of power, over 373,000 people who came here illegally have access to Social Security cards, refundable tax credits, and a wealth of state benefits in certain states.  Plus, 49,510 additional applications are still pending.  Just 2,640 applications, or .007 percent, have been denied.

The 16,000 migrants passing through San Antonio came with a cost.  San Antonio's municipal government and nonprofit organizations have spent more than $600,000 assisting upwards of 16,000 migrants who showed up on their doorstep after being released from federal custody on the border since late March, and the city expects newcomers, including emigrants from Central Africa, to continue arriving in surges.

Game over.  Time to head south.  Adios.
Immigrant advocates prepare for ICE sweeps: 'The effect is terror.  We're getting call after call after call'.  Some people had called the San Bernardino Community Service Center because of rumors, which turned out to be unfounded, that immigration raids were underway in their neighborhoods.  Others shared that they had bought food and other basics so that they would not have to leave their homes next week.

Democrats make U-turn on calling border a 'manufactured crisis'.  Democrats have done a U-turn on their claim from earlier this year that President Trump's concern about illegal immigration at the southern border was a "manufactured crisis."  Democrats now acknowledge there is a genuine humanitarian crisis and are preparing to pass legislation that would provide as much as $4.5 billion in federal aid to address the surge of migrants from Central America.  A surging number of arrests, media reports of smugglers renting children to desperate migrants to help them gain entry into the United States and stories of children dying in U.S. custody have changed the narrative.

The Dems' 2020 Election Strategy.  [Scroll down]  We see the Democrats swear for decades to guard the border, build a wall, and protect the endangered lower economic class and African Americans from a swarm of cheap labor, until the Democrats figure out that the lower economic class and African Americans are in their pockets anyway, while the New Illegals actually turn Republican strongholds into Democrat states.  So we turn to Republicans, who promise to fix the border.  Next thing you know, the capitalist big business "Chambers of Commerce" are in cahoots with the Left, importing the same Illegals for cheap labor.

'Obama built the cages': Trump tells Telemundo that he inherited the migrant crisis.  President Trump doubled down on his prior assertion that the migrant crisis at the southern border of the United States was a problem he inherited from the previous administration, in an interview that aired Thursday night [6/20/2019] on Telemundo, his first on a Spanish-language network.  "Obama built the cages.  I didn't build them," Trump said.  "Obama separated; I'm the one who brought them together."

Texas gained almost nine Hispanic residents for every additional white resident last year.  The gap between Texas' Hispanic and white populations continued to narrow last year when the state gained almost nine Hispanic residents for every additional white resident.  With Hispanics expected to become the largest population group in Texas as soon as 2022, new population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau showed the Hispanic population climbed to nearly 11.4 million — an annual gain of 214,736 through July 2018 and an increase of 1.9 million since 2010.

Acting ICE Director:  ICE [is] Deporting Illegals with Final Removal Orders from Judges.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will begin deporting illegal immigrants who have final removal orders from immigration judges, acting ICE Director Mark Morgan said Wednesday [6/19/2019].  Speaking to "Fox & Friends," Morgan said President Donald Trump "has been very clear" that he "wants to maintain integrity in the system, make sure that we enforce the rule of law and address this crisis that we have on the southwest border."

Mexico pledges 6K troops to help combat illegal immigration amid heightened pressure from U.S.  Mexico is planning to deploy thousands of troops to its southern border amid heightened pressure from the Trump administration to crack down on the Central American migrant crisis.  According to Mexican officials Monday [6/17/2019], the country has already sent over 400 military personnel to the town of Tapachula near its border with Guatemala this past week.  "Since Saturday 426 soldiers from the National Guard have arrived in Tapachula," announced Maximilano Reyes, Mexican Undersecretary of State for Latin America and the Caribbean.

New York Democrats [Give] 250,000 Illegal Alien Drivers to Uber, Delivery Companies.  The New York state assembly has gifted Uber, DoorDash, Amazon, and business groups a huge new supply of 250,000 illegal immigrant drivers, so depressing wages for the many Americans and legal immigrants who earn their wages by delivering people, cargo, and food to their destinations.  The new labor supply will partly counter President Donald Trump's "Hire American" immigration policies that are now forcing up Americans' wages.  "Wages are rising at the fastest rate in many decades ... [and] they're rising the fastest for the lowest-income Americans," President Donald Trump said at his June 18 campaign-opener in Florida.

Who's Paying African Migrants At Our Border?  Swiss Journalist Asks The Questions Our Media Won't.  How did they get here?  Who helped them get here?  Hundreds of Congolese illegal aliens have come to the U.S. border seeking asylum.  You would think our media would be asking questions about how they got here and who helped them but our media ignores the border invasion.  It took a Swiss investigative journalist to look into this curious flow of Congolese.

Q&A: Congolese migrants in San Antonio say journey to US took 6 months.  U.S. authorities in one area of the southern border are apprehending more asylum-seekers from Central African countries than any year on record as hundreds arrive each week, seeking refuge in the United States from an outbreak of war in the region.  Citizens of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, and Angola are being released by Border Patrol in Eagle Pass, Texas, and surrounding communities.  From Eagle Pass, migrants are purchasing bus and van tickets to get to the closest large city, San Antonio, as the Washington Examiner witnessed Monday [6/17/2019] at bus stations.

Yes, illegal immigrants who break our laws twice deserve Trump's threatened deportation.  President Trump's renewed pledge to deport huge numbers of illegal immigrants is inspiring anger, but it's hardly righteous.  If, as a Homeland Security adviser has explained, the targets of Trump's deportation plans will be those illegal immigrants who have failed to show for their assigned court hearings, then Trump is morally, ethically, and legally justified in deporting them.  The tut-tutting chorus might as well spare us their faux moral histrionics.  The immigrants Trump is targeting are people who have broken American law not once but twice.

State Dept.  Suspends $200 Million Enhanced Aid for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras Pending Illegal Migration Enforcement.  While previously pledged support for the Northern Triangle region related to Homeland Security and combating organized crime will continue, the State Department suspends any further financial assistance ($200 million) until the migration crisis is resolved.

Immigration: One Place Where the USA Should Follow Canada's Example.  In Canada, there is agreement that immigration policy must be a primary driver of future economic growth and is considered a necessity because the country has a population of only thirty-seven million people as of 2018.  Created in 1967, Canada's well managed merit based and economic driven immigration policy assigns points to prospective newcomers for job skills, education, a work offer, and language proficiency.  There also is an attempt to recruit foreign workers with the skills required to fill jobs that cannot be filled by current Canadian workers.  Their system is not based on country of origin, rather, it is driven primarily by the merits of the individual candidates applying to emigrate to Canada and their potential future contribution as productive citizens and their ability to integrate into society.

Trump Withholding Hundreds of Millions in Aid to Central America as Immigration Crisis Rages On.  President Donald Trump is officially withholding hundreds of millions in U.S. aid to three Central American countries as punishment for being much of the source of the current illegal immigration crisis.  The White House informed Congress Monday [6/17/2019] that it will permanently divert $370 million in aid to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, according to Reuters.  That money was previously approved by Congress for fiscal year 2018, but had not yet been used.  Trump is not stopping there.  The administration is also suspending $180 million that was approved in fiscal year 2017 that had not yet been spent.

Trump says U.S. agency will begin removing millions of illegal immigrants.  President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. authorities would begin next week removing millions of immigrants who are in the United States illegally. [...] There are an estimated 12 million immigrants who are in the United States illegally, mainly from Mexico and Central America.

Trump: ICE Will Begin Process of Removing Millions of Illegal Aliens in U.S. Next Week.  President Trump made a rather stunning announcement on Twitter Monday night [6/17/2019] regarding the fate of the millions of migrants who are currently residing in the United States illegally.  "Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States.  They will be removed as fast as they come in.  Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job of stopping people..." the president tweeted.

Trump: ICE Will Remove Millions Of Illegal Immigrants From U.S.  President Donald Trump said Monday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will begin mass deportations of illegal immigrants starting next week.  The president indicated that ICE intends on attempting to remove the millions of illegal immigrants currently residing in the U.S. According to a Pew Research Center study released last week, 10.5 million "unauthorized" immigrants lived in the U.S. in 2017.  "Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States," Trump tweeted late Monday night.  "They will be removed as fast as they come in."

Peter Navarro:  Trump's Tariffs Accomplished More in Two Days Than Congress in 20 Years.  During an appearance on "Sunday Morning Futures" on Fox News Channel, senior White House trade adviser Peter Navarro praised the tariffs used by President Donald Trump.  According to Navarro, the tariffs achieved more in two days on immigration than Congress was able to accomplish in 20 years.  [Video clip]

Ninth Circuit attempts to reverse deportation order for illegal alien.  More than ten years ago, ICE raided a manufacturing plant in Los Angeles where it was suspected that the employer was hiring illegal aliens.  They had a warrant and discovered well over 100 illegals working at the facility.  They were all taken into custody and the process of deporting them began.  But now, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that one of the men (who admitted to being in the country illegally at the time of the raid) should not be deported.  This is being hailed by the ACLU as a victory for "immigrants" over the forces of ICE.

Congress shirks its duty at the southern border.  The Trump administration is doing just about everything it can to slow the flood of undocumented Mexicans and Central Americans coming to the U.S. and claiming asylum.  But alleviating our growing border crisis is impossible unless Congress changes our immigration laws.  Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, was right when he said Tuesday [6/11/2019] during a congressional hearing on border security that there is "absolutely no justification whatsoever for Congress to sit on the sidelines and watch as this crisis continues to unfold."  The emergency on the border is "getting worse and worse as Congress sits on its hands and does absolutely nothing" to help.

Cloward-Piven Strategy.  The Cloward-Piven Strategy was an example of what are commonly called Trojan Horse initiatives — mass movements whose outward purpose seems to be providing material help to the downtrodden, but whose real objective is to draft poor people into service as revolutionary foot soldiers; to mobilize poor people en masse in an effort to overwhelm government agencies with a flood of demands beyond the capacity of those agencies to meet.  Cloward and Piven calculated that the flood of demands which they were recommending would break the budget, jam the bureaucratic gears into gridlock, and bring the system crashing down.  Fear, turmoil, violence and economic collapse would accompany such a breakdown — providing perfect conditions for fostering radical change.  That was the theory.

African migrants pass through San Antonio and swiftly fan out across the country.  Roughly 300 Congolese and Angolan citizens who arrived in San Antonio the first week of June after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border days earlier have all briskly departed the city for destinations across the country, some with fuzzy plans based partly on hope.  The hundreds of family members and single adults from Central Africa first showed up June 4 at the southern border's Eagle Pass and Del Rio towns in south-central Texas.  The migrants surrendered to Border Patrol agents and claimed asylum after crossing the Rio Grande.

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Migrants complain of poor conditions at US holding centers.  The Trump administration is facing growing complaints from migrants about severe overcrowding, meager food and other hardships at border holding centers, with some people at an encampment in El Paso being forced to sleep on the bare ground during dust storms.

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If you don't like it here, turn around and go home.  And be sure to tell everybody how terrible your experience was!

Pew: Illegal Alien Population Booms in Red States Ahead of 2020 Election.  The illegal alien population has boomed in at least three red states won by President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, new analysis reveals.  Pew Research Center analysis finds that in Louisiana, North Dakota, and South Dakota — three states that went overwhelmingly for Trump over failed Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election — the illegal alien population has increased over the last ten years.

ICE Arrests 140 Illegal Aliens, 42 with Criminal Records, in Midwest Raid.  The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has arrested 140 illegal aliens, nearly a third of which have criminal records, in a five-day raid across multiple Midwest states.  ICE agents last conducted a raid across Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, and Wisconsin that resulted in the arrest of 140 illegal aliens, five of whom were women and the other 135 of whom were men.

Democrats Block Emergency Funding for Border Crisis.  Democratic Senator Pat Leahy bluntly told GOP Senators that Democrats are blocking $4.5 billion needed to manage the Central American migration emergency until Republicans submit to their pro-migration demands.

DHS chief reveals startling stat on asylum seekers who skip hearings, disappear.  The acting Homeland Security secretary gave lawmakers a glimpse Tuesday into just how many asylum seekers skip their hearings after being released into the United States — telling a Senate panel that a recent program found 90 percent miss their court dates.  Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., asked Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan how many asylum seekers coming across the southern border show up for their hearings.

Feds lost track of criminal alien informants: inspector general.  Federal law enforcement agencies knowingly invite foreigners, often with lengthy criminal records, into the U.S., sponsoring them for visas on the hope they'll help out with an investigation.  But in dozens of those cases the government has lost track of the people and agents were slow in reporting them to Homeland Security, allowing the trail to go cold in efforts to track down, according to a Justice Department inspector general's report released Wednesday [6/12/2019].  From 2015 to 2017 the Justice Department sponsored roughly 5,500 immigrants for deferred deportation, an S visa or parole into the U.S.

Texas town overrun with crime and disease.  The mayor has had enough.  Uvalde is a small town of 17,000 inhabitants, and they are now overrun by illegal immigrants and an international cartel smuggling operation.  Uvalde is 40-60 miles from the border, but it might as well be right at the border.  "We are in no man's land.  The state is not doing anything; the federal government is not doing anything," the mayor, who is begging the politicians to get involved, said.  "We are getting nothing.  I've lived here all my life and have never seen anything like this.  The people in the communities are getting scared.  What is coming that we don't see?  Who knows?  People up north and in D.C. have no clue what is going on here.  They don't realize that these people are not being screened for diseases.  We're fed up."  Situated at the crossroads of major highways coming up from border towns in the Laredo and Del Rio border sectors, Uvalde has now become a dumping ground for migrants coming north.  And they are not just coming from Central America.

The Homeless, Illegals, and the Politics of Virtue Signaling.  We have no idea how many of the homeless are illegal immigrants, but we do know that homeless shelters in big cities will not cooperate with blanket ICE searches for illegals.  Shelter workers are trained to request a warrant for a specific individual, and without that, they are told to keep ICE at bay.  The extent to which the ACLU and pro-illegal immigration organizations have gone to educate homeless shelters about how to deal with ICE indicates that the presence of illegals in these shelters is not insignificant.  Shelters are all-too-often in lesser supply than the demand for accommodations, especially during winter in brutal climes in places like Chicago.

Invasion: ICE [has been] forced to release more than 200,000 migrants into U.S. since December.  In every sense, Democrats and the courts — not the Trump administration — are in charge of immigration and border policy, as evidenced by the massive invasion of migrants that have been released into the interior of the country since the beginning of the year.  On Sunday [6/9/2019], Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" morning program that some 200,000 migrants have been released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since December because the agency simply has no choice.

Mexican Authorities Begin Arresting Illegals Riding "The Beast" Train to US.  Mexican military officials reportedly have started targeting foreigners riding "The Beast" train on their way to the US southern border.  This was the first operation of its kind since Mexico and the US signed an agreement on Friday to stop the invasion at the US southern border.

Trump Deal with Mexico Likely Ends Catch-and-Release, Defunds Cartels.  President Donald Trump has announced an immigration reform deal with the Mexican government which likely will allow border officials to end the catch-and-release of Central American migrants.  Ending catch-and-release is a huge win for Americans and Trump because it means border officials now have a legal alternative to the catch-and-release rules which allow migrants to legally enter the United States if they bring children and claim asylum.

Trump Breaks Mexico:  New Deal Reached, Mexico To Take Action Against Illegal Immigration Into U.S.  President Donald Trump announced late on Friday [6/7/2019] that the United States has reached a new agreement with Mexico in which Mexico is going to take "strong measures" to end the flow of illegal immigration into the United States and will thus avoid being hit with massive tariffs by the Trump administration.

Trump's hardball on Mexico is working.  Risky as President Trump's tariff threat tactic on Mexico is, it appears to be... working.  Trump's hardball has gotten Mexico to deploy some serious measures to keep the migrant surge into the U.S. from becoming a flood.  Somehow, a trade treaty works best when there's a security treaty underlying it, and Mexico thus far seems to recognize this.  The markets, by the way, are noticing.

Mexico Withholds Identities of Migrant Caravan Funders in U.S., Britain.  Mexican authorities are not releasing the names of the 26 individuals and entities whose assets were frozen as part of a new probe into migrant caravans and cartel-linked human smuggling organizations.  The investigation was moved into high gear this week as tensions between the U.S. and Mexico escalated over tariff threats as a punitive measure for lax immigration enforcement.  On Thursday [6/6/2019], Mexico's Finance and Tax Secretariat (SHCP) announced the seizure of 26 accounts, including some from the United Kingdom and the U.S., which allegedly helped fund the northbound migrant caravans largely from Central America.

Kris Kobach Praises Trump Over Mexico Strategy.  Former Kansas Attorney General and staunch border security advocate Kris Kobach joined FOX and Friends this morning [6/7/2019] to discuss President Trump's proposed tariffs on Mexico.  Kris Kobach praised Trump for being the first president to actually get Mexico to do something to stop the flow into the US.  [Video clip]

Ending privileges for illegal aliens.  Fun time is over for illegal aliens in custody.  The Washington Post reported, "The Trump administration is canceling English classes, recreational programs, and legal aid for unaccompanied minors staying in federal migrant shelters nationwide."  This nonsense began when Carlos Holguín, a lawyer who represents illegal aliens (more on that later), sued the Clinton administration.  It was a sue-and-settle suit in which Democrats gave liberals what they wanted, which a judge approved.  Holguín is upset. [...] I expect an Obama judge will enjoin the government, and an appellate court will overrule.  That has been the pattern so far.

[The] Illegal Alien Invasion [is] Part Of [the] Left's Plan to Control [the] Electoral College.  Following the loss of the 2016 election, Democrats are scrambling to make sure they control the electoral college the next time round.  Illegal aliens could be a big part of their plan.  [Video clip]

As Illegal Immigration Skyrockets, The Border Crisis Spins Out Of Control.  The big border headline this week was that U.S. authorities arrested or turned away more than 144,000 people at the southwest border in May, including more than 100,000 family units and children, far exceeding previous monthly totals this year and putting us on pace for illegal immigration levels not seen in 13 years.  The U.S. Border Patrol apprehended on average 4,200 people a day last month and now has more than 19,000 people in custody.  These numbers tell us the migrant crisis is deepening, despite efforts by the Trump administration and the Mexican government to contain it.  But beyond the numbers is something yet more disturbing, a reality not often reflected in media coverage of the crisis:  the border itself is spinning out of control.

Two migrant rights' activists arrested for human trafficking.  Two advocates for migrants' rights were arrested for human trafficking Wednesday [6/5/2019], while federal finance officials yesterday blocked the bank accounts of 26 people allegedly involved in the same crime.  Irineo Mujica, director of a migrant advocacy organization that has helped several large migrant caravans cross Mexico, was arrested in Sonoyta, Sonora, at about the same time activist Cristóbal Sánchez was detained outside his home in the Mexico City borough of Xochimilco.

Mexico deploys military to curb migration, reportedly offers major concessions as Trump tariffs loom.  With just days to go until the Trump administration is set to impose punishing tariffs on Mexico unless the country halts the unprecedented flow of illegal immigrants across the southern border, numerous signs that Mexico would capitulate emerged Thursday [6/6/2019] — but it remained unclear Friday morning [6/7/2019] whether their efforts would satisfy the White House.  Reports in the evening indicated that Mexico's negotiators with Washington have offered to immediately deploy 6,000 National Guard troops to the border with Guatemala.  Additionally, Mexico has reportedly agreed to a major overhaul of reasonable asylum protocols, which would require asylum applicants to seek permanent refuge in the first country they arrive in after fleeing their home countries.

New border surge prompts 10% jump in 2019 prediction to 1,072,000 illegal immigrants.  Calling the surprising May surge in illegal immigrant arrests on the border the "worst case scenario," a top immigration analyst has boosted the expected level of crossings 10%, to over 1 million.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Wednesday [6/5/2019] revealed that May apprehensions topped 144,000.  This year has seen 676,315 apprehensions so far, up 99% over this time last year.  That shocked immigration officials who had hoped it would drop in part due to the Trump administration's get tough efforts on the border and the potentially deadly heat migrants encounter traveling through northern Mexico.

DHS Frees 5.5K Illegal Aliens into U.S. in a Week; 196K Released in 5 Months.  President Trump's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released about 5,500 border crossers and illegal aliens into the interior of the United States over the past seven days, federal data confirms.  From May 28 to June 3, DHS released 5,500 border crossers and illegal aliens into American communities in various states across the country.  The latest federal data, obtained by Breitbart News, finds that DHS, in the last week, released nearly 800 border crossers and illegal aliens into the U.S. every single day.

Texas Teacher Fired for Asking Trump on Twitter to Remove Illegal-Immigrant Students.  A high-school teacher in Texas was fired this week after asking President Trump for his assistance in removing illegal-immigrant students from her school, in what she thought were private tweets.  Georgia Clark, who taught English at the Carter-Riverside High School for 20 years, was fired on Tuesday [6/4/2019] after eight members of the school board voted unanimously in favor of her termination.  The vote came three weeks after Clark asked the president to deport students she believed to be in the country illegally.

Feds: No more education, legal services for immigrant kids.  The federal government has stopped paying for English-language courses and legal services at facilities that hold immigrant children around the country, imposing budget cuts it says are necessary at a time when record numbers of unaccompanied children are arriving at the border.

Border Agency Buying 2.2 Million Diapers to Help Migrants.  The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency is buying 2.2 million diapers to help deliver economic migrants and their young children into Americans' worksites, schools, and neighborhoods, according to an online contract request.  The purchase implements the welcome policy set by a bipartisan panel in Congress, which in February directed the Department of Homeland Security to help the migrants — despite the impact on Americans' wages, schools, and neighborhoods — instead of helping Americans by giving the agency the legal authority needed to block the migration.

Mexican armed forces meets migrants at [Mexico's] southern border.  Mexican soldiers, armed police and migration officials blocked hundreds of migrants after they crossed the border from Guatemala in a caravan into southern Mexico on Wednesday [6/5/2019], and detained dozens of them, a witness from a migrant aid group and an official said.  The Mexican response in the border town of Metapa, which included dozens of soldiers, marked a toughening of the government's efforts to curb the flow of mainly Central American migrants, said Salva Cruz, a coordinator with Fray Matias de Cordova.

Mexico Claims Some Migrant Caravan Funding Came from U.S., England.  Mexican tax officials froze the assets of 26 individuals and entities they allege are tied to human smuggling organizations or to promoting Central American migrant caravans.  The caravans moved thousands of individuals from the "northern triangle" through Mexico to the U.S. border.  The funding for the migrant caravans allegedly came from the U.S., England, Africa, and Central America.  Through a prepared statement, Mexico's Finance and Tax Secretariat (SHCP) announced the freezing of the accounts claiming the move resulted from an investigation by their Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF).

Mexican Officials Reject any Proposal Requiring Them to Keep Migrants in Mexico.  The hypocrisy and ideology of the Mexican position would indicate the tariffs are certain to take place.  Factually, after Mexico has made their "red line" position clear, one could argue there's no reason to go through the graduated timeline; the U.S. might as well just start applying the full 25% tariff amount on June 10th.

The Democrats are preventing Trump from securing the border.  President Donald Trump has announced that he will impose a 5 percent tariff on goods imported from Mexico on June 10, 2019, unless Mexico takes effective action before then to dramatically reduce the number of Central American migrants crossing its territory to reach the United States.  If the crisis continues, Trump said he will raise the tariff every month until it reaches 25 percent in October.  This is a dramatic shift from his previous border security measures, such as a border wall.  The money for those projects would have come from federal taxes.  Voters wouldn't have been impacted directly.  The tariff, however, will raise the cost of groceries, cars, and many other consumer goods.  Voters will notice, and they won't be happy about it.

Mexico Is an Asylum Free-Rider.  President Trump's threat to impose tariffs on Mexican goods starting next week may or may not get Mexico to be more cooperative in preventing third-country "asylum-seekers" from passing through on the way to our border.  I'm not too concerned about the costs that such a tariff would impose on U.S. businesses and consumers (which would be real), because the costs would be worth it if the tactic were actually to work.  I'm skeptical it will, since Mexico always has a chip on its shoulder with regard to us.  But recent signs suggest I might be pleasantly surprised.  Here's hoping.  Perhaps more important than the means, however, are the desired ends.

House Dems Pass Mass Amnesty Bill.  House Democrats voted 237-187 Tuesday [6/4/2019] to pass a bill that, if entered into law, would grant amnesty to an estimated 2.5 million illegally resident people.  They also blocked a proposed change to the bill from Republicans, which could have helped reduce illegal immigration by funding border crisis relief to the tune of $4.5 billion.  H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, made it to the floor following a contentious intraparty debate over its contours in the House Judiciary Committee.  If passed into law, the bill would create a path to citizenship for three distinct groups of illegally resident individuals who have been heretofore protected from deportation by separate government programs.

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By passing the American Dream and Promise Act, Democrats demonstrate their ignorance.  America does not owe illegal aliens anything.  There is no need to promise them anything.  Illegal aliens are not entitled to anything.  Funding for "border crisis relief" means they intend to make life more comfortable for those who have not yet sneaked in.

Trump's Tariff Gambit.  President Trump's threat to impose tariffs on all Mexican imports until Mexico takes serious action to control its border with the U.S. shocked the Washington Beltway, Wall Street, and the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City.  These centers of financial and political power, lulled by a U.S. Congress that has refused to act and activist federal judges who have stymied Trump's border control efforts at every step, were jolted awake by Trump's ultimatum.  But they should not have been surprised.  The president issued a similar threat back in April.  And, Trump promised from day one of his presidential campaign that he would make stanching the flow of illegal immigration, crime, and drugs northward and of U.S. factories and jobs southward a focal point of his presidency[.]

Mass Immigration and the Subversive Libertarian-Right.  President Trump last week announced his intention to impose a 5 percent tariff, effective June 10, on all Mexican imports.  The president's move is a response to Mexico's apparent unwillingness or inability to stop the flow of illegal immigration from its side of the border into ours. [...] Trump has characterized the state of mass immigration as an "invasion" that has brought our system to a "breaking point."  Plenty of analysts, Left and Right, agree. [...] Not only do we have troops at the border now, but on the same day Bier called on Mexico to open the floodgates from Central America, a U.S. Marine fired his weapon while on duty along the southern border.  The Marine reported he had been attacked inside his vehicle by three people.  Around the same time, a mob of angry Hondurans attacked the U.S. embassy in Tegucigalpa.  Technically, this was an act of war.  [David J.] Bier doesn't seem to mind.

Just in time for the border surge:  Democrats hand out amnesty to 2 million DREAMers.  To the shouts of "Si, se puede!" House Democrats voted Tuesday [6/4/2019] to hand out an unconditional amnesty to more than 2 million illegal immigrants known as DREAMers, along with two other categories of illegal migrants, sending a message abroad that the border's open and path to the citizenship comes free.  That's some message to send during an ongoing border surge.

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This action is entirely symbolic and utterly futile, unless they have the votes to override a presidential veto.

Obama Border Official: 'These Numbers Are a Crisis'.  Former commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Gil Kerlikowske told CNN anchor Poppy Harlow on Monday [6/3/2019] that the number of migrants crossing the border constitutes a crisis.  "So this is a crisis, and for anyone on either side of the policy aisle that said it's not a crisis, these numbers are a crisis and the workload is tremendous," said Kerlikowske, who served in the Obama administration.  U.S. officials have said that border agents are overwhelmed by the number of migrants crossing the border.  Border apprehensions hit a record high last month with 98,977 arrests.  On Wednesday, border agents apprehended a group of 1,036 migrants illegally crossing from Mexico, the largest group arrested this fiscal year.

The first large group of 116 migrants from AFRICA are caught on video wading across the Rio Grande to illegally enter the U.S.  Shocking video has emerged showing the first large group of migrants from Africa wading across the Rio Grande River to illegally enter the United States.  The video shared by the Customs and Border Protection shows a group of 116 people from Angola, Cameroon and the Congo walking through the waist-deep water into Texas.  Male and female adults are seen making the laborious trek with children clinging onto their shoulders on Thursday.

Perfect storm brews in Portland Maine as Mayor, Council welcome illegals.  Currently, there are three major factors leading up to the storm in Portland.  All three involve illegal immigration:  [#1] Portland has had an incredible influx of illegal immigrants over the last few years.  [#2] Immigrants are supported by a heavily strained, taxpayer-funded city welfare system.  [#3] City officials are encouraging the situation while being unable to provide satisfactory solutions to the problems they have created.

Trump:  Mexico is an 'abuser' of the United States.  President Trump called Mexico an "abuser" of the United States.  He warned that if Mexican government does not do more to "stop the invasion of our Country," his newly-imposed tariffs on Mexican goods would force companies based in Mexico to be "brought back" into the U.S.

Surge of Bangladeshi Migrants with Bogus Passports Causing US to Rely on Dental Exams.  An influx of Bangladeshi and other illegal migrants carrying fake identification is forcing U.S. officials to rely on dental examinations to determine their ages.  Border Patrol apprehension of Bangladeshi migrants hit 1,203 in fiscal year 2018, a rise of 109% from the previous year, according to data compiled by the Los Angeles Times.  Between fiscal year 2017 and 2018, the number of Bangladeshi minors in the custody of Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) climbed 221%.

Mexico Says It Is Holding Back 250K Migrants amid Tariff Threat.  Mexico's top diplomats issued a veiled threat to the U.S. government suggesting that without their efforts, 250,000 more Central American migrants could proceed north.  The statement follows President Donald Trump's threat of raising a 5 percent tariff if Mexico does not strengthen its borders.  On Monday evening [6/3/2019], Mexico's Foreign Relations Secretariat posted a statement claiming the country was effectively providing humanitarian visas to Central American migrants and strengthening immigration enforcement operations in southern Mexico.

'First large group' from Africa wades across Rio Grande into US.  A group of illegals from Angola, Cameroon and Congo waded across the Rio Grande River and into the United States, video from Customs and Border Protection shows.  The video shows male and female adults walking through the water and into Texas, several with children on their shoulders.

Very Large Group of African Migrants Wade Across the Rio Grande Into US.  US Customs and Border Protection posted a video of a group of illegal aliens from Angola, Cameroon and Ebola-stricken Congo wading across the Rio Grande into the United States.  The video shows men, women and children crossing the river in the dead of the night.  Border Patrol announced they apprehended 116 invaders from Africa on Thursday [5/30/2019].

President Trump Question:  "Are the Drug Lords, Cartels & Coyotes really running Mexico?".  Everyone knows the truthful answer to that question is a resounding YES, Mexico is a narco-state controlled by drug cartels and political system of bribes and payoffs therein.  The most recent evidence was in testimony within the El Chapo Guzman trial, where witnesses testified to paying-off government officials, including the former President of Mexico. [...] What makes Trump's direct-speak so powerful is the brutal honesty of it.  Never in our lives have we witnessed a President so forcefully broadcasting the truth without regard for recipient discomfort.

Not Many Companies Actually Get Busted for Hiring Illegal Immigrants, Study Finds.  A new study finds that, despite a record-setting number of immigrants illegally entering the country, relatively few employers are prosecuted for hiring undocumented aliens.  From April 2018 to March 2019, only 11 individuals were prosecuted for knowingly employing migrants without proper documentation, according to information compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.  No individuals have been prosecuted in the past two months, and no companies were prosecuted in the last year.

Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Large Group in Del Rio.  U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Station apprehended a large group of 116 individuals Thursday [5/30/2019].  "Large groups present a unique challenge for the men and women of the Del Rio Sector," said Chief Raul Ortiz.  "This large group from Africa further demonstrates the complexity and severity of the border security and humanitarian crisis at our Southwest border."  Agents performing line watch operations apprehended the group after they illegally crossed the Rio Grande into the U.S. around 10:30 p.m.

DHS Chief: 80,000 Migrants in Custody, 100,000 More Approaching.  The U.S. government is holding 80,000 migrants in custody, says Kevin McAleenan, the acting secretary for the Department of Homeland Security.  "The situation is both a humanitarian and border security crisis that has become a national emergency," McAleenan said in a telephone press conference on Thursday night [5/30/2019].

Trump cracks down on exploiting illegal aliens.  In his appearance before the American Federation of Teachers, in which he fondled a 10-year-old girl, Joe Biden waxed poetically about how coyotes help immigrants make it to the United States like his great-great-great-grandfather did.  The reality is coyotes rape women and children.  Amnesty International said two-thirds of the women are raped along the way.  Sasha G. Lewis wrote, "Slave Trade Today:  American Exploitation of Illegal Aliens."  In 1979.  Let us not pretend that the exploitation of illegal aliens is anything less than a multi-billion-dollar industry that pays off rent-to-own politicians like Biden.

Texas struggles to keep pace as thirst for water intensifies.  As the planet warms and weather patterns turn more extreme, droughts — as well as floods — in the state generally have worsened.  Meanwhile, the state population is expected to double by 2050 to more than 50 million people.

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On the whole, Texas doesn't have a problem with water.  As of this writing, all the lakes in the eastern two-thirds of Texas are full.  El Paso has an overpopulation problem, caused by the Democratic Party; that is, the wide-open international border.  The planet is not warming and the weather patterns are not more extreme than in decades past.  When people complain about fake news, this is what they mean.

Nearly 9-in-10 Illegal Aliens Recently Released into U.S. [are] Not Showing Up to Court Hearings.  Nearly 9-in-10 illegal aliens who have been recently released into the interior of the United States while they await their asylum hearings are not showing up to their court dates, according to a federal pilot program.  For almost half a year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has ramped up its catch and release of border crossers and illegal aliens, specifically those arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border with children.

The Calming Feeling as Jew-Hate Now Takes Deeper Root in the Democrat Party.  It now is commonplace to recognize that Democrats — including Obama, Biden, Schumer, Clinton, and all the rest of them — all strongly supported building a border wall and keeping out Illegals.  Biden even complained openly about "corrupt Mexico."  It was a key part of the Democrat program, dating back to the days of California's Hispanic union leader Cesar Chavez, that the Illegals must be kept out because they take jobs from the economic underclass and bring down their wages by eagerly working for crumbs.  Democrat Orthodoxy taught that the party had to protect African Americans and union workers from the influx of uncontrolled cheap labor.  And then the Democrats did some vote counting.  They realized that they have the African-American voting population in their pockets anyway.  They assumed that the White union workers never would leave either, since union bosses are well provided for by the Democrats.  At the same time, the Democrats came to realize that an influx of Illegals rapidly would change the American electorate.  They were right.  They have changed the electorate in the California that once elected Nixon and Reagan.  They have changed Colorado and New Mexico.  They are changing Nevada and Arizona.  They even are aiming at Texas.  So they sold out African Americans — as they always do — and White union workers for a greater payoff at the voting booths.

Sewage flowing from Tijuana completely closes Imperial Beach shoreline.  A beach closure that has been in place for months for the southern part of the Imperial Beach was extended Sunday to include the city's entire shoreline.  The San Diego County Department of Environment Health issued the order to close the coastline to swimmers as a result of sewage-contaminated runoff in the Tijuana River.  Signs warning residents of the contamination will be in place until testing indicates the water is safe for recreational use.

'100%' of illegal immigrant families [are being] released into U.S.: DHS.  Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said Thursday [5/23/2019] that "100%" of illegal immigrant families in the new border surge are being released into communities, rather than being held and deported.  He said within a month or two, they are also granted work permits, giving them a foothold to live and remain in the U.S. while their cases proceed through the immigration courts — a process that averages two years, and stretches even longer in some overwhelmed regions.  Mr. McAleenan said that system rewarding unauthorized migrants who jump the border with exactly the thing they seek is responsible for the record-breaking numbers.

California Liberals Can Beat Climate Change by Stopping Illegal Immigration.  Climate change and illegal immigration are the two biggest crises that we hear about on the news today.  What may come as a surprise is that there is a significant link between these two. [...] If there are 350,000 people illegally immigrating to the United States each year, each of whom results in 10 metric tons more of CO2 emissions per year, this results in an additional 3.5 million metric tons produced in the first year.  As 350,000 more people illegally immigrate to the United States each year, the problem grows geometrically.  In ten years, the additional 3,500,000 people in the United States result in an additional 35 million metric tons of CO2 per year.  In 30 years, the additional 10,500,000 people in the United States result in an additional 105 million metric tons of CO2 per year.

Reps. Roy, Jordan, Biggs:  Pelosi, Dems just don't care about our national emergency.  House Democrats spent two years in the minority last Congress admonishing Republicans for not doing enough to protect and care for migrant children crossing the nation's southern border.  Now in the majority with control over the House floor, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her conference are poised to let funding for the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) program run out.  Why?  They never cared in the first place.  White House OMB Director Russ Vought sent congressional leadership a letter May 1 requesting $4.5 billion in emergency funding, citing an unfolding "humanitarian and security crisis" that is becoming "more dire each day."  While Vought's request included funding for additional ICE beds, resources to care for migrants, including mothers and children, who are apprehended by law enforcement, the majority was for humanitarian aid, which includes the care and placement of unaccompanied alien children, otherwise known as the UAC program.

Never seen before!  "We've Lost Control of the Border, as we are right now".  During an interview with Fox News Channel's 'Outnumbered', U.S. Border Patrol Agent Hector Garza, in his role as vice-president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), told Harris Faulkner, "We've lost control of the border, as we are right now."  Cartels are in complete control of our borders and the massive illegal immigration.  The border patrol has caught over 500,000 illegal entrants since January.  At least as many crossed and were not caught.

'The Land of the Free' can still be a nation of stronger borders and immigration laws.  Our broken immigration system is what got Donald Trump elected president. [...] Trump's proposal is moderate in that it aims to shift the composition of immigration without reducing the flow.  Trump would scrap the diversity lottery and curtail chain migration.  This is sensible.  Chain migration is the undesired outcome of "family reunification" visas.  If you think of family reunification, you may picture an immigrant who comes here, gains citizenship, and is then able to bring his wife and young children behind with him.  Under Trump's proposal, that would remain unchanged.  What would go would be the categories of "family reunification" visas that lead to the massive chain: parents of noncitizens, those parents' other adult children, those other adult children's spouses, and thus their parents, and so on.  (Trump's proposal goes too far by ending reunification visas for the spouses and minor children of legal immigrants who are not yet citizens.)  Trump would also scrap the diversity lottery and shift hundreds of thousands of visas over to a skill-based visa program.

What's It Gonna Be, A Welfare State or Open Borders?  After the Civil War, several states passed their own immigration laws.  In 1875 the Supreme Court stepped in declaring immigration to be a federal responsibility.  As a result, as immigration rose in the 1880s, with economic conditions worsening in some areas, Congress began passing immigration legislation.  In this period, certain aliens were prohibited from entering the United States by the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and by the Alien Contract Labor Laws of 1885 and 1887. The latter prohibited the importation and migration of foreigners and aliens under contract or agreement to perform labor in the United States.  The Immigration Act of 1882 levied a head tax of fifty cents on each immigrant and excluded (worded from the .gov website) idiots, lunatics, convicts, and persons likely to become a government charge (people that cannot take care of themselves).

Poll finds most Americans don't realize how bad the border crisis is.  Here's the rundown for all Americans to equip themselves with the information needed to grasp the state America finds itself in now:
  •   109,144 individuals were apprehended at the border in April alone.
  •   103,492 illegal and inadmissible aliens were apprehended by during the month of March alone.
  •   76,325 apprehensions occurred in February.
  •   Border arrests have reached their highest point in 12 years.
  •   February numbers showed a 1,744% increase in asylum claims.
  •   Family unit apprehensions by Border Patrol jumped 311% during the first five months of this fiscal year over the first five months of last fiscal year.
  •   4,117 migrants were apprehended on a single day in March.
  •   Just 6% of the people crossing the border are expressing a credible fear and requesting asylum in one sector, according to an immigration official.
  •   A recent survey found that one-third of Guatemala's population wants to come to the U.S.
  •   Over 1% of the entire populations of Guatemala and Honduras have entered the United States this fiscal year, according to DHS.
  •   There are at least 1.9 million known criminal aliens sitting in U.S. jails.
  •   Human smugglers are running radio ads in Central America, according to a Border Patrol official.
  •   ICE is having to reallocate resources to deal with "fake families" trying to manipulate border policies.
  •   Now Border Patrol reports that children are also being rented and "recycled" to defraud immigration officials.
  •   Catch-and-release policies also sent an estimated 7,000 illegal immigrants into Tuscon, Ariz., over an eight-month period alone.
  •   Border Patrol agents in Texas over just the last week apprehended 5,500 migrants per day.
If you weren't aware of the severity of the immigration crisis, that ought to give you a pretty good snapshot.  And that's just a sampling of stories from the last few weeks.

Things Are Getting So Desperate At The Border, They're Deploying The TSA.  The Department of Homeland Security is "retasking" hundreds of Transportation Security Administration employees to the United States-Mexico border to assist with the frontline immigration process in an effort to relieve some of the pressure on United States Customs and Border Patrol, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Border agents spend less than 50 percent of time patrolling the border.  Border Patrol agents now spend less than 50 percent of their time patrolling the border, a top official said Wednesday, putting a stark face on the border crisis.  Customs and Border Protection acting Commissioner John Sanders made the revelation at a press conference where he stood next to Sen. Lindsey Graham, who proposed new legislation to try to combat the surge of illegal immigrants.  Mr. Sanders said his agents are now spending more time changing diapers, driving migrants and providing medical care for families and children than they are spending out in the field on patrol.

Nearly 100 Indicted, 50 In Custody After ICE Uncovers Large-Scale Marriage Fraud Scheme.  Authorities indicted 96 people and arrested 50 for a marriage fraud operation allegedly taking place in Vietnam and Houston.  A months-long Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) probe uncovered a criminal operation that enabled numerous foreign nationals to fraudulently obtain legal immigration status in the U.S., according to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement press release Monday [5/13/2019].

Former DHS officials ousted over push back on Trump administration's plan to arrest thousands of migrants.  Former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and a top immigration official challenged a previously secret White House plan to arrest thousands of migrant parents and children in nearly a dozen U.S. cities, Fox News confirmed Monday [5/13/2019].  The Trump administration wanted to target migrant families that had crossed into the U.S. from Mexico in attempt to show that the U.S. wasn't going to back down on its border stance by detaining and deporting illegal immigrant families, The Washington Post first reported, citing several current and former Homeland Security officials.

Border Patrol Flies Migrants from South Texas to Reduce Overcrowding.  U.S. Border Patrol officials are now using air transportation to move migrants from overcrowded processing centers to lesser-impacted facilities, particularly from the Rio Grande Valley Sector.  On Friday [5/10/2019], officials in the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector began flying migrants from McAllen, Texas, to Del Rio, Texas, the Washington Post reported.  The flights are operated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) but the migrants remain in the custody of Border Patrol.

Sanctuary for Illegal Aliens and Persecution for Male Students in Our Universities.  People who enter the United States without legal permission, often crossing borders clandestinely, are officially designated "illegal aliens" or "inadmissible aliens," although the Internal Revenue Service prefers "undocumented aliens."  People who have entered the country illegally are subject to deportation.  A large majority of American citizens, 76 percent, do not favor legal rights or government benefits for illegal undocumented immigrants.  Only 15 percent believe that illegal aliens should be granted rights and benefits.  In fact, 67 percent of all likely U.S. voters think illegal immigration is a serious problem in America today, with 47 percent saying it is a very serious problem; only 32 percent think it is not a serious problem and 8 percent say it is not at all serious.  A majority of likely voters, 62 percent, think that people who overstay their visas should be apprehended by the government and deported, while only 21 percent disagree.

Trump, Pareto, and the Fall of the Elites.  Encouraging mass immigration of illegals who compete for lower-level jobs does not help the underprivileged, rather it creates a new group of voters that will support the Democrats.  It also helps privileged groups by supplying cheap labor.  Take, for example, wealthy Marin County, California.  Marin is largely populated by well-to-do and highly educated professional people.  An underclass of often illegal immigrants provides affordable services such as yard work and babysitting.  In the 2012 presidential election, Marin voted 74% for Obama.  In the 2016 election, Marin voted 77% for Hillary and only 16% for Trump.  Another wealthy California county, Santa Clara County, is the heart of Silicon Valley.  In the 2016 election, Santa Clara County voted only 21% for Trump.  Fresno County, California, a county that is majority Hispanic with a very high poverty rate, voted 43% for Trump.  California as a whole voted 32% for Trump.  The nation as a whole voted 46% for Trump.  In the borough of Manhattan, in New York City, one of the wealthiest places in the country, only 10% of the votes went for Trump.  Clearly the privileged class votes Democratic and strongly opposes Trump.  In places inhabited by elites, the Democrats dominate.

Illegal immigrants [are] now working as lawyers in California, Connecticut, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Penn, Oklahoma, Illinois.  Illegal immigrants who have two-year work permits under DACA have now been admitted to the bar to practice law in several states.  The latest state to admit an illegal immigrant is Oklahoma, whose bar association recently admitted Javier Hernandez, who came to the United States illegally from Mexico with his family when he was a child. [...] The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) called it "utterly mind-boggling" that bar associations in some states are now willing to admit illegal aliens "who have begun their relationship with the United States via a blatant violation of U.S. law."

Latin America is Collapsing and Taking America With It.  Venezuela's spectacular collapse may be dominating the news cycle now, but a Latin American country usually implodes in a spectacular fashion every few years.  Even now, there is political chaos in Nicaragua, with major protests demanding the ouster of Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega, and brewing scandals in Argentina, Brazil and Peru that could expand and tear any or all of the three countries apart.

Appeals court allows Trump administration to send back asylum seekers to Mexico to wait out court process.  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals late Tuesday granted the Trump administration's request to send asylum seekers back to Mexico to wait out court proceedings temporarily.  The court order reversed a decision by a San Francisco judge that would have blocked the policy — giving President Trump a temporary victory on immigration.

Ninth Circuit Appellate Court Allows 'Return to Mexico' Policy to Remain In Force.  A win for the Trump administration in the ongoing effort to stem the influx of migrants crossing the U.S-Mexico border seeking asylum.  The ninth circuit federal appeals court ruled (full pdf below) that the Trump administration can continue returning Central American migrants to Mexico while their requests for asylum in the U.S. are adjudicated.

Drug Cartels Booming in New Mexico After Feds Shut Down Border Check Points.  After two check points were shut down in New Mexico, the presence of Mexican drug cartels is surging in the state.  The check points were shut down in order to deploy New Mexico's resources to El Paso, Texas to help with the influx of migrants trying to enter the U.S. from that location.

Seven-time Deportee Sentenced; CBP Uncovers Illegals and Drugs Packed Into Vehicles.  It appears that nothing will deter an illegal alien who wants to get into the United States, whether to work illegally and sign up for welfare, or improve the prospects of success in a criminal career.  Nor does it appear that the illegal-alien invasion, now occurring with buses and tractor trailers shipping illegals en masse to southwest border, will end anytime soon.  Thus, it does appear that nothing short of a wall can protect the United States from colonization by penniless Central Americans.  Nor will anything short of searching every vehicle arriving at ports of entry inhibit the drug trade.  The border is open, and the illegals and drug runners know it.

The Democrats Are Humanitarian Frauds on the Border.  The evidence that Democrats are now an unapologetically open borders party is piling up, and Republicans need to start calling them on it.  From opposing expanded detention facilities, actively blocking legislation to fix family separation policies, and even voting against legislation that would prohibit illegal immigrants from voting, it's becoming abundantly clear what Democrats want out of U.S. immigration policy: open borders, new voters, and a system that never actually gets fixed, so they can use it as a cudgel against Republicans.

Mexico is becoming the world's backdoor into America (and Congress is AWOL).  A 2018 Gallup poll revealed that more than 750 million adults would like to migrate to the United States.  If even some of them brought children, that number could easily top 1 billion.  That's more than three times the population of the United States:  the equivalent of most of China moving here.  It wasn't always like that.  In 2012, the number was only 150 million.  Has the rest of the world gotten so much worse in the last six years?  Is America looking that much better?  One thing is certain:  getting into the U.S. is looking a whole lot easier.  The entire world knows about the "asylum" loophole in our immigration system.  It encourages people to: sneak across the border as a "family" (real or manufactured); find a border patrol agent to surrender to; claim to be refugees with a "credible fear" of persecution, and demand asylum.

Caravaners clear out after Mexican police raid.  Who says human beings, Central American, Mexican, or North American, don't respond to incentives? [...] So apparently all it took was word of a police raid along swift and certain deportation and the migrants decided to stay away.  Among illegal migrants, word gets around fast.  They know the migrant journey is arduous.  They know the Mexican public has gotten sick of the side effects of their arrivals — littering, crime, costs of food and board, and disruption.  The tipping point seems to have been the raids, from the officials who will no longer stand by idly and let them do it.

The United States Is Giving the Caravans a Huge Incentive to Keep Coming.  We are witnessing an extraordinary collapse of the rule of law in our immigration system as hundreds of thousands of migrants exploit our generous asylum system by making bogus claims of asylum after entering the United States illegally.  As I wrote recently, caravan after caravan of illegal aliens from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador has been pushing toward our border.  Mexico is warning that the "mother of all caravans" — over 20,000 people — is gathering in Honduras.  Border apprehensions exceeded 100,000 in March — the highest monthly total in twelve years.

Census and Citizenship: The Wrong Question.  As is so often the case with Democrats, they're attempting to sell this one on the basis of principle, when it's about power and nothing else.  Congressional districts are apportioned on the basis of the census count, which includes illegals.  So not counting citizens of other countries in the census means fewer Democrats in Congress.  Population — of Americans and otherwise — is also the basis for handing out federal grant money.  These are the only reasons why Democrats don't want to scare off Mexicans and Colombians and Salvadorans and Guatemalans from participating in the census.  They also explain why when Democrats say they too want border security, they're lying.  They don't.  It's not in their power interest to in any way slow the flow of undocumented Democrats from south of the border.

Mexico ready to apologize to US over border incident:  AMLO.  Mexico's president said Thursday he was willing to offer an apology to the United States, if necessary, to cool an escalating war of words over a border confrontation between US and Mexican troops.  "If necessary, the secretary of foreign affairs will send a note explaining how the facts occurred and, if there was an infraction; he will offer the apologies that are required," President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said in his daily news conference.  The leftist president was keen to emphasize that Mexico wanted to avoid "any kind of friction, confrontation," with the United States, it's main trading partner.

Border Patrol agent:  Human smugglers running radio ads in Central American countries.  A Border Patrol agent giving a tour of the El Paso, Texas region to a reporter said human smugglers list advertisements on radio stations in some Central American countries, telling people they will transport them to the United States.  "The word is definitely out.  They have advertisements by radio.  You listen to your radio on your way to work — on your way to the grocery store.  And that country is advertising, 'If you want the American dream, we'll help you out — we'll teach you how to get in the United States,'" the agent told Maria Bartiromo for a Fox News interview that aired Sunday [4/28/2019].  The agent appeared on camera with Bartiromo, but was not identified.

More than 1,000 Cuban migrants break out of Mexican immigration facility.  Hundreds of Cuban migrants are reported to be on the run Friday in Mexico after a crowd of more than 1,000 burst out of a troubled immigration detention center on its southern border.  Mexico's National Immigration Institute said the mass escape Thursday in Tapachula — which the Associated Press called the largest in recent memory — involved around 1,300 Cuban migrants, although 700 of them have since returned voluntarily.

Illegals Apprehended During Maria Bartiromo Live Report.  Maria Bartiromo broadcast her show, Sunday Morning Futures, from the southern US border near El Paso, Texas this weekend.  During her live broadcast a family of illegal aliens crossed over into the US from Mexico.  The family from Honduras told Maria Bartiromo they were told in Honduras that they could stay in the US when they crossed the border.

Hundreds of migrants board 'the Beast' train in Mexico in risky move to get closer to US border.  Hundreds of migrants boarded a train known as the "The Beast" in southern Mexico on Thursday [4/25/2019], in a risky move aimed at transporting them to the U.S. border quicker.  The decision to board the train en masse comes after a breakout of migrants from a troubled immigration detention center in the southern border city of Tapachula on Thursday night [4/25/2019].

Over 1,000 migrants break out of southern Mexico detention center.  More than a thousand migrants broke out of a detention center in southern Mexico on Thursday evening, authorities said, in a fresh sign of how a surge in arrivals has stretched the country's resources to the limit.  [Video clip]

Illegal Immigration Is A Powder Keg In LA.  My oldest daughter lives in Los Angeles, a short walk from MacArthur Park. [...] Far outside the political incubators of Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris, Eric Swalwell, Adam Schiff and Maxine Waters — all of them California lawmakers — my daughter bears the brunt of the raw political debris created by deeply devious politicians who excrete pious lies about how much they care about minorities.  In utter frustration, my daughter texted me a video that she filmed near her apartment.  I was shocked at what I saw:  Cluster after cluster of illegals lined along public streets selling anything they could find, spread over raggedy blankets or anything else they could use to form a boundary for their slipshod sidewalk stores.  "They are above the law," she wrote.  "How can you sell so much food on the street without a permit?  Without the grading system?  I didn't know you could have a business and not pay taxes.  They're spreading, too. [...]"

The Truth About The Invasion of America.  Countless people have asked me why our President — who promised national security above all else — is not fulfilling that all-important promise, and the answer is not as simple as a new Homeland Security Secretary.  Here's what I know, and I cannot sound the alarm loudly enough.  Congress, Speaker Pelosi, the Democrats, Mitch McConnell, and the RINOs passed a bill that completely sold out American citizens and hardworking taxpayers — all middle and lower-income America — and crammed it down the President's throat.  An inner circle of people in the White House do not share the MAGA agenda and either mislead the President or flat-out lied to him about it all.  And, the National Emergency Declaration won't fix it.  The bill they crammed through aids and abets the Mexican criminal cartels, boosting their billion-dollar-business by multi-millions of dollars a month.  It's a neon sign inviting human-traffickers and other criminals to grab children and pour into the United States.  It is worse than amnesty.

Don't Look Now, But Mexico Just Busted A Migrant Caravan.  Less than a week ago, President Trump issued a stern warning to the government of Mexico.  They would need to step up their efforts to halt these caravans of migrants surging toward the United States or we would need to take steps that could impact both domestic policy on the southern border and endanger trade negotiations with that country.  Do you think President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) was paying attention?  The news from the southern portion of Mexico last night would indicate that he received the message loud and clear.  A new migrant caravan had been making their way north, but instead of being welcomed with applications for asylum, hundreds were arrested by federal police and detained to await deportation.

Mexico rounding up, deporting migrants hoping to reach U.S.  Mexico has deported about 15,000 migrants from Central America who'd been part of a caravan trying to reach the United States, Mexican officials said.  Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has changed his policy for migrant caravans, amid pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump.  Migrant groups that used to be welcomed in Mexico are now being detained by police and sent back.

Migrants fearful after hundreds arrested in Mexico raid.  Central American migrants traveling through southern Mexico toward the U.S. on Tuesday [4/23/2019] fearfully recalled their frantic escape from police the previous day, scuttling under barbed wire fences into pastures and then spending the night in the woods after hundreds were detained in a raid.

Oregon Bill Would Give Illegal Aliens Driver's Licenses, Possible Voting Rights.  The Oregon legislature is moving ahead with a bill that would allow illegal aliens to obtain driver's licenses.  House Bill 2015 "Eliminates requirement that person provide proof of legal presence before Department of Transportation issues noncommercial driver license, noncommercial driver permit or identification card."

Forget Trump, Here Are Five Reasons Why Obama Should Have Been Impeached.  [#5] Obama's dictatorial approach to governing would manifest itself many times during his presidency, and any one of them should have had Congress using their check on executive overreach, the power to impeach, but for reasons that can't be justified, it never happened.  One such example is Obama's unilateral writing of immigration law.  It is quite clear that Congress has the power to write immigration law, but Obama decided that since Congress wouldn't act (and by that, he meant to do exactly what he wanted) he'd simply create a law with his executive pen.  When the DREAM Act failed to pass Congress he simply began enforcing it without Congress's consent by issuing an executive order, known as DACA.  It was unconstitutional (even Obama repeatedly admitted that he didn't have to power to create immigration law) and his blatant disregard for the Constitution should have resulted in articles of impeachment being drafted immediately.

Our American Military at the Border Near Clint, Texas, Followed All Proper Protocols.  Two U.S. soldiers were confronted and disarmed by Mexican troops in an incident on the U.S.-Mexico border almost two weeks ago.  The story has received a lot of attention — and has seen critics of the soldiers' actions voice their opinions on social media.  Before anyone begins dissecting what the soldiers did right or wrong, it's important to understand what actually happened.  On April 13, two active-duty U.S. soldiers were conducting a patrol in a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) vehicle in the vicinity of Clint, Texas.  The area they were in is on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande, but it is still U.S. soil.

Suspicious details in that incident where U.S. soldiers were disarmed by Mexican troops on the U.S. side of the border.  A couple days ago, Mexican troops reportedly came over into U.S. territory near El Paso in an unmarked vehicle on April 13, and disarmed the U.S. soldiers on the U.S. side, sent by President Trump to support U.S. border protection operations.  Weirdly, they took the U.S. soldiers' weapons they'd confiscated, and then placed them into the soldiers' own vehicles and left.  Did they do that pointless exercise to show who was boss in those parts?  It's hard to say.

Group of Armed Mexican Soldiers Disarm, Detain US Soldiers on Texas Side of Border.  A group of armed Mexican soldiers disarmed and detained two US soldiers on the US side of the border near Clint, Texas on April 13th.  Officials with US Northern Command told CNN that "The U.S. soldiers were appropriately in U.S. territory," and were reportedly providing border support "in an unmarked (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) vehicle."

Mexican Soldiers Question, Disarm Two U.S. Army Troops In Apparent Confusion About Border Location, Incident Documents Reveal.  Two U.S. Army soldiers sat in an unmarked Chevrolet Tahoe owned by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on the west side of an El Paso County, Texas, Colonia known as Las Pampas.  It was April 13, and the Army sergeant and private had set up a hasty observation post north of the Rio Grande River, but south of the border fence in U.S. territory.  The soldiers were members of B Battery, 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington.  The unit, part of the southwest border mission President Donald Trump first ordered in October 2018, recently had their deployment extended to September.

Trump has the power to end judicial amnesty TODAY under CURRENT law.  Last week, near Philadelphia, yet another alleged illegal alien child molester was arrested on charges of attempting to lure minors.  Twenty-five-year-old Eudy Najera-Arita, an illegal alien from Honduras, was arrested in Delaware County, PA, in connection with two luring attempts of minors and exposing himself to one of the girls.  As has been my practice in these cases, I reached out to Immigration and Customs Enforcement to get his immigration history.  I asked if Najera-Arita was previously deported and reentered unknowingly or if he had been in this country undetected until local police picked him up on April 9.  To my shock, it was neither.  He was known to immigration officials, but was indeed never deported.

My Simple, Effective Comprehensive Illegal Immigration Reform Plan:  Go Home.  This is my elegant, uncomplicated comprehensive immigration reform plan.  If we did not invite you in — if you didn't have the basic courtesy and respect for this country to ask to come here, then get out.  And don't come back — if you snuck into America, you don't get to come back.  It's simple and fair.  The fair part is important, because it's about time that our immigration laws be fair to the only people who should matter when we make our policies — American citizens.

Trump wants to evict illegals.  The Housing and Urban Development told Congress it plans to scrap a Bill Clinton rule that allowed illegal aliens to get public housing assistance.  This is part of President Donald John Trump's plan to remove bad policies from all prior presidents, not just Obama.  The Washington Times reported we stopped asking more than 20 years ago people if they are citizens or if they are even here legally.  Taxpayers just shelled housing subsidies out, no questions asked.  The money goes to landlords, who had no incentive to check whether a renter is legal or not.

New Mexico declares state of emergency over influx of migrants: report.  A New Mexico county on Wednesday [4/17/2019] declared a state of emergency over an influx of immigrants crossing the border in recent months and asked the governor to send in the National Guard for protection, according to a report.  Otero County, which touches neighboring El Paso, issued a declaration Wednesday that urged Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to deploy National Guard Troops and reopen Customs and Border Patrol checkpoints to stem the flow of drugs and other illegal activity at the border, The Alamogordo Daily News reported.

Another line they cut into:  Illegals get free public housing as impoverished Americans wait.  Want some perspective on why so many blue sanctuary cities have so many homeless encampments hovering around?  Try the reality that illegal immigrants are routinely given free public housing by the U.S., based on the fact that they are uneducated, unskilled, and largely unemployable.  Those are the criteria, and now importing poverty has never been easier.  Shockingly, this comes as millions of poor Americans are out in the cold awaiting that housing that the original law was intended to help.  Thus, the tent cities, and by coincidence, the worst of these emerging shantytowns are in blue sanctuary cities loaded with illegal immigrants — Orange County, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, New York...  Is there a connection?  At a minimum, it's worth looking at.

Cartel Blockades Bring Mexican Border City near Texas to Standstill.  A series of blockades in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo brought traffic to a complete halt.  Mexican authorities deployed a large number of police and military forces in case gun battles erupted while they confronted the causes of congestion.

Things That Can't Go on Forever Simply Don't.  Most of the people who enter the United States illegally arrive without fluency in English, a high-school diploma, competitive job skills or money.  The majority will require support subsidies, and collectively they will require increased legal and law-enforcement investments.  At some point, American social services will be so taxed that the system will be rendered dysfunctional — as is already occurring in areas of the American Southwest.  Or, some regions of America will so resemble the countries undocumented immigrants abandoned that there will be little point in heading north.  Either way, the current border chaos will find its own self-correcting mechanisms, even if that means there will be no border at all — or northern Mexico and the southern United States will become indistinguishable.

Barr Halts Bail For Asylum Seekers.  That's one way to end catch-and-release — in theory.  In practice, William Barr's decision to end bail for asylum seekers might turn the crisis at the border into a catastrophe.  Or at least into a powerful disincentive.

Attorney General Barr Blocks Catch and Release by Migration Judges.  Immigration judges cannot release migrants who are caught sneaking into the United States, even if the migrants ask for asylum, says a binding legal decision by Attorney General William Barr.  The decision will dramatically shift the migration-caused civic and housing crises from the nation's blue-collar communities over to the Congress and the Department of Homeland Security, whose budget and detention centers only have enough resources to house about 50,000 people year-round.

Amnesty invasion:  Over 750K work permits handed out to largely bogus asylum applicants.  During a campaign rally on August 31, 2016, Donald Trump promised to "immediately terminate President Obama's two illegal executive amnesties in which he defied federal law and the constitution to give amnesty to approximately five million illegal immigrants."  Unfortunately, almost three years later, not only is the DACA amnesty alive and well, an entirely new amnesty for hundreds of thousands of bogus asylees, which is fueling the core magnet of today's border invasion, is growing like wildfire.  The million-dollar question is why is the administration continuing to give hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants work permits?

Yuma, AZ mayor declares state of emergency as migrants inundate the city.  The mayor of Yuma, Arizona has declared a local state of emergency due to the flood of migrants, released from custody, who are overwhelming his city and is asking the federal government for help.  Yuma mayor Douglas Nicholls said the crisis is overtaxing the city's ability to care for the flood of released immigration detainees — many of them families — who have filled the shelters to capacity, with more coming every day.

Arizona city overwhelmed by migrants declares state of emergency.  Yuma, a city on the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, declared a state of emergency Tuesday, saying it cannot handle the crush of illegal immigrants the government is being forced to release onto its streets.  Mayor Douglas Nicholls said the migrants are being released by the Border Patrol into his community faster than they can leave, and local shelters are already at capacity.  He warned of mobs of people "roaming the streets looking to satisfy basic human needs," clashing with citizens looking to protect their own property.

How illegal immigrants arrive here as ready-made Democrats.  The news from Mexico is that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has halted efforts to reform Mexico's underperforming education system. [...] For Democrats here, though, it's the perfect formula for new voters.  It's not that its people are poorly educated, though that's a major issue, actually.  It's that a good look at that system shows that pretty much the only education they receive at all is Marxist indoctrination.  Combine that with sub-literacy, and the people who are the products of this system are as malleable as clay in the hands of leftist demagogues.

Pew Research:  Hispanics to Outpace Black Americans as Largest Voting Minority in 2020.  Hispanic Americans are set to outpace black Americans as the largest voting minority group in the 2020 election for the first time ever, new research finds.  Pew Research Center projections predict that Hispanic American voters will now be the largest voting minority in the 2020 presidential election, passing black American voters for the first time in United States history.  Hispanics have been the largest minority group in the U.S. since 2003.

The Border Disaster Goes from Bad to Worse.  On April 9, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released its latest numbers from the Southwest border.  Last week, I estimated that 100,000 aliens would have been apprehended between the ports of entry and deemed inadmissible at the ports of entry, along that border in March 2019.  I am man enough to admit when I was wrong:  There were actually 103,492, up from 76,535 the month before, a 135 percent increase over an already unbelievable flood.  If only the bad news ended there.  Of that 103,492, Border Patrol apprehended 53,077 aliens traveling in family units (that is at least one adult traveling with at least one child) last month, up from 36,531 family units the month before, a 145 percent increase.  Border Patrol also apprehended 8,975 unaccompanied alien children (UAC), up from 6,828 in March, a 131 percent increase.  At the ports, CBP officers in the Office of Field Operations (OFO) deemed 4,194 family units inadmissible, which was actually down from 4,210 the month before.  This likely reflects the fact that aliens did not want to wait at ports of entry for their opportunity to claim credible fear, but decided to enter illegally to do so instead.

Report: Only 13% of all Asylum Claims are Legitimate.  When dealing with immigrants claiming to be seeking asylum.  There are laws.  However, the Democrats want to go against these laws.  They want all the immigrants to be released into the country.  However, only a small amount of immigrants are legitimately applying for asylum.  Interestingly, the law states that the Immigration and Nationality Act says that anyone who arrives at the U.S. may apply for asylum based on a well-founded fear of persecution, and Trump's decision has prompted immediate federal court challenges.

Senator Graham to introduce long overdue asylum reform bill.  The recent wave of asylum-seekers from Central America who have shown up at our southern border points out the desperate need for reforming our asylum laws and procedures.  The fact is, few asylum-seekers will be successful because they don't come here to escape religious persecution or political oppression.  They come for "a better life."  You can hardly blame them for that, considering the hell-holes they are trying to escape.  But asylum laws were written not to give people a better life.  And the fact that so many asylum-seekers are allowed to stay in the U.S. until their cases are decided in court means that many tens of thousands will become permanent illegal residents.

FBI: Company Faked White-Collar Jobs for 1,900 Chinese Migrants.  The U.S. government awarded hundreds of work permits in 2017 to a front company that, according to an FBI statement, trafficked almost 2,000 Chinese graduates into the U.S. white-collar labor market.  The March 28 FBI document alleges that a Chinese migrant named Weiyun Huang took money to issue fraudulent claims of employment to Chinese students who were seeking to get "Optional Practical Training" work permits.  Huang was arrested March 26, the document says.

Not in Cher's neighborhood.  The singer Cher (no last name) promised to leave this country, even this planet, if Donald J. Trump (R) became President of the United States.  Well, Trump is president and Cher is still living in this country.  And yes, Los Angeles, California and its wealthy liberal suburbs of Beverly Hills and Malibu, where Cher lives in huuuuuge homes (she owns several here and there) surrounded by gates and walls and doormen and guards, utilizing the hi tech security that is part of the USA.

Are There Any Limits to Illegal Immigration?  If one reads either the local or regional papers, it is composed of stories about one of three themes.  One, the disturbing litany of DUIs, gang stabbings and shootings, fatal hit-and-run accidents, police shootings of armed suspects, high-speed chases, robberies, and drug busts.  Two, there are also many human interest inspirational stories of illegal aliens from Mexico who are running successful businesses, whose children are star athletes or students. [...] Three, the grievance or victimization meme:  the lawsuit against law enforcement, the filing of a bias claim against the county, the firing of an official for some alleged insensitivity, or the injustice of some agency that has curtailed support from, tried to deport, or was somehow biased against, an illegal alien.  The point is, that unlike the past, almost every new story is grounded in some sort of overt ethnic context, and ultimately related to illegal immigration and its effects.

Ninth Circuit Court Stays Lower Court Injunction — Migrants Can Be Returned to Mexico.  The ninth circuit court of appeals has ruled unanimously in favor of staying an earlier ruling from Federal Judge Richard Seeborg which blocked President Trump from returning illegal aliens (economic migrants) to Mexico pending their asylum hearing.  The repatriation/deportation program can continue.  A major win for President Trump[.]

US can keep sending asylum-seekers back to Mexico: court ruling.  The Trump administration can keep sending asylum seekers back to Mexico after an appeals court temporarily reversed a ruling that halted the policy.  The decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals came Friday [4/12/2019] as the asylum policy was set to end on Monday night.  The government told the court that the U.S. is facing "a humanitarian and security crisis" at the southern border and needs the policy to deal with surging number of refugees, Reuters reported.  Friday's two-paragraph decision marked a rare ruling from the 9th Circuit in favor of Trump, who has criticized the court for blocking his immigration policy in previous cases.

Can you believe what the president said about immigration?  [Scroll down]  As recently as 2009, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer condemned illegal immigration as "wrong — plain and simple."  Four years earlier, Barack Obama campaigned on a platform of ending illegal immigration, explaining "We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, and unchecked."  Aside from the obvious security dangers, unvetted illegal immigration, Obama noted, is unfair to "the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently, and lawfully to become immigrants in this country."  Obama's concerns over security, assimilation, and fairness fall on deaf ears among Democrats today.

Sporting cell phones, brand-name clothes — and babies, another 1,000-strong migrant caravan heads for the U.S.  Get ready for another migrant caravan coming up from Honduras to the U.S. border, organized by activist groups there calling for volunteers to beef up the numbers.  OANN reports that the latest one taking off is 1,000 strong and loaded with people carrying babies.

Analysis: 1% of Honduran, Guatemalan Populations [are expected] to Arrive in U.S. by 2020.  At current immigration rates, more than 260,000 Hondurans and Guatemalans are expected to arrive in the United States by 2020, according to an analysis by The Guardian.  The analysis reveals that about one percent of the total population of Guatemala and Honduras — about 26 million — may arrive in the U.S. by the end of the year should current levels of immigration continue.

Most of the $33 Billion in Remittances to Mexico Flow Via U.S. Govt.  Banking Program.  Though President Trump said he would block money transfers to Mexico to fund a much-needed border wall, Mexicans in the U.S. sent a record $33.48 billion in remittances last year and a big chunk of it flowed through a government program operated by the Federal Reserve.  This means that, amid an onslaught of illegal immigration, the U.S. government is largely responsible for the billions in remittances flowing south of the border from illegal aliens.  Figures released by Mexico's central bank show that 104 million transactions were executed in 2018, nearly six million more than the previous year.  Uncle Sam facilitates the process with a program called "Directo a Mexico" (Direct to Mexico), launched by the Federal Reserve, the government agency that serves as the nation's central bank, more than a decade ago.

New migrant caravan sets out in Honduras.  Hundreds of Honduran migrants, many carrying young children, set out in a caravan for that country's border with Guatemala on Wednesday [4/10/2019], hoping to reach the United States.

Trump says Central American migrants [are] worse than Mexicans.  President Trump suggested Wednesday [4/10/2019] that illegal immigrants from Central America are worse than those from Mexico, changing tone from his campaign declaration that Mexico was sending the worst of the worst to the U.S.  "Those countries are sending the tough ones.  They are sending the gang members," the president said during roundtable in Texas.  "People from Mexico, they come in and help with the farming and they go out, no problem."

President Trump pulling up the drawbridge on goodies for illegals.  With the wall still in the works, President Trump isn't sitting idle as 1.5 million illegal migrants prepare to storm the U.S. border this year.  He's moving swiftly to get some kind of handle on the migrant surge by strengthening the U.S.'s loophole-filled system of laws that have made immigrating here illegally more attractive to would-be migrants than following U.S. law.

The U.S. Immigration System May Have Reached a Breaking Point.  Gone are the days when young, strong men waited on the Tijuana River levees for their chance to wade across the water, evade capture and find work for the summer.  These days, thousands of people a day simply walk up to the border and surrender.  Most of them are from Central America, seeking to escape from gang violence, sexual abuse, death threats and persistent poverty.  The smugglers have told them they will be quickly released, as long as they bring a child, and that they will be allowed to remain in the United States for years while they pursue their asylum cases.

Bait and smuggle:  Mexican cartels divert border cops with migrant surges and ferry drugs where the coast is clear.  A northern Texas sheriff says his county has seen a big uptick in methamphetamine and heroin seizures since October, saying Mexican drug smugglers are using large groups of migrants to divert Border Patrol's attention while they run narcotics over the border in nearby areas.  Tarrant County Sheriff Bill E. Waybourn told the Washington Examiner drug seizures have picked up since 2016 and spiked "tremendously" in the past six months just as groups of 100 or more people began showing up at the border.

Immigrants from 50 countries illegally entering US: Border Patrol official.  Illegal immigrants from 50 different countries — including China, Bangladesh, Turkey, Egypt and Romania — have been caught crossing into the US from Mexico, a top Border Patrol official testified Tuesday [4/9/2019].  "People are traveling across hemispheres to attempt to illegally enter the US, using the same pathways as the Central Americans," Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch said at a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing.  The revelation came as President Trump said he would not relaunch his administration's policy of separating children from their families at the southern border — but continued railing against the surge of Central American asylum seekers seeking entry to the US.

Voters: On Illegal Immigration, the Democrats Are Nuts.  Do you think illegal immigration is a serious problem?  If you are like 67 percent of likely voters, you do.  If you think illegal immigration is a very serious problem, you have plenty of company — 47 percent of voters.  Of course, if you are running for president as a Democrat, you don't think illegal immigration is a problem at all.  Eight percent of likely voters agree with you.  Not only do none of the Democratic presidential candidates want to build the wall, some of them want to tear down barriers where they already exist.

President Trump Announces 750 Additional Agents Deployed to Ports of Entry.  So, Democrats and The Big Club want to play Lawfare with the border crisis?  Well, this is not an ordinary President.  In a move that is straight out of the Alinsky 'make them play by their own rules' playbook, President Trump enforces the rules.  Amid a crisis of growing consequence, President Trump announces deployment of additional 750 Border Agents to U.S-Mexico specific ports of entry.

The Border Crisis Is A Money-Making Machine For Smugglers.  McAllen, a city of fewer than 150,000 residents, is now facing the prospect of thousands of migrants discharged from ICE custody, wandering the streets and sleeping in doorways and on park benches — the city's mayor has said as much.  What's more, in February the city ordered Catholic Charities to vacate the former nursing home and find a new location within 90 days, citing complaints from neighbors about constant traffic and strangers wandering nearby streets where children play.  By any measure, the situation in McAllen is an emergency.  This is just one border town in Texas.  Something similar is playing out all up and down the U.S.-Mexico border.

Buried lede:  So now we have caravans loading up with migrants from Sri Lanka, Congo, Haiti?  In its story about thousands of caravan migrants encountering a slow-walk for "humanitarian" visas of passage to the U.S. from Mexican officials, Reuters let out a doozy of a detail way down in its story about the matter:  ["]At the border town of Tapachula, near the southern tip of Mexico bordering Guatemala, another group included people from Sri Lanka, Congo and Haiti, a federal official said.  Some migrants said Mexican officials had slowed down the process of awarding the visas or denied them outright without providing any explanation.  A small group lashed out at border officials in Tapachula on Tuesday over the delays, throwing rocks and breaking windows of a local migration institute building.["]  Lovely bunch, aren't they, with their demands for instant customer service from Mexican officials?  They've obviously got a lot of money for plane flights to places like Mexico along with cartel smuggler fees, therefore they are accustomed to such service.  In fact, they are convinced they are entitled to it, same as they get at the Hertz counter.  When they don't, they resort to road rage-style brick-throwing.

Poll: 67% Of Likely Voters Say Illegal Immigration Is A Serious Problem, Most Believe Democrats Don't Want To Stop It.  A new Rasmussen poll conducted this week indicates that 67% of likely United States voters believe that illegal immigration is a "serious problem" in the country today, but the plurality of those who took the survey do not believe that the Democratic Party in Congress "wants to slow or stop illegal immigration."  The percentage of likely voters who said illegal immigration is a "serious issue" has not changed since a similar poll conducted in January asked the same question.  Furthermore, it could be argued that Americans are becoming less concerned with illegal immigration during President Trump's time in office as a similar 2015 poll found that 80% of likely voters said that it was a serious issue.

Immigration as Economic Warfare.  Political influence in America is garnered through a number of mechanisms — campaign contributions, social media, YouTube, news channels, and authority from moral figures such as the church, to name a few.  However, the dominant force in American politics for the last two decades has been economic warfare against American citizens.  This economic warfare has two primary components; the use of government to economically favor one group over another; and the collusion of immigrant groups to economically inhibit Americans who oppose replacement migration.  The first aspect of this warfare is simple.  The government institutes programs that give special privileges to one group of people in the form of educational access and benefits, exclusive contracts with the government, quotas within the job market, and legal protections that are exclusive to those people.  While many of these benefits are subtle, on multigenerational timelines they effectively destroy the unprotected group while ensuring the success of the protected group.  In addition to this, there is the selective enforcement of laws and the absolution of some groups from many laws.

ICE Raids Texas Technology Company, Arrests 280 Over Immigration Violations.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 280 employees at a technology repair company in Collin County, Texas, on charges of working in the United States illegally.  It's the largest work site raid in the country in more than a decade, according to a Homeland Security Investigations official.

About 280 people arrested on immigration violations at Allen business.  Officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations detained 280 people during an operation at an Allen business on Wednesday afternoon [4/3/2019].  Multiple large buses were seen parked at the back entrance of a building in the 900 block of Enterprise Boulevard, according to helicopter footage from Fort Worth Star-Telegram media partner WFAA-TV.

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The immigration officers are just doing their jobs, and the news media covers the event like it's an act of terrorism.

Brian Kilmeade complains illegals who don't speak English are being 'dumped' into working class schools and libs didn't like his language.  If we've learned anything by this point it's that complaints about the ill effects of illegal immigration will be met with a fierce defense by Democrats and their liberal media allies — the objective being to shut down all debate over what's come to be a burden on the country.  "Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade saw the effects of this Wednesday when he spoke about illegal immigrants who don't speak English being "dumped" in working class schools.  Kilmeade made the comment in a segment focused on President Trump threatening to shut down the southern border as Border Patrol has been overwhelmed by an endless wave of illegal immigrants, many of them women and children from Central America, with reports of a massive caravan heading our way.

Trump administration is expanding program that boots asylum seekers back to Mexico.  The Trump administration will be increasing the number of Central American asylum seekers who are sent back to Mexico to await their court case.  Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced Monday she will be expanding the "Migrant Protection Protocols" program, more popularly known as "Remain in Mexico."  Nielsen, in a memo sent to the federal borer chief, ordered Customs and Border Protection agents deployed on the U.S.-Mexico border to begin reviewing hundreds of migrant cases a day to determine if they should be booted back to Mexico.

CNN: Okay Fine, There's a Crisis at the Border.  Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is in El Paso today [4/3/2019] as the crisis on the border continues to rage.  On Thursday, she will travel to Yuma, Arizona, where a border barrier has been used to successfully stop illegal immigration, human trafficking and drug flow.  During an interview Tuesday night with Fox News, Nielsen described the DHS response to the chaos as "category 5 hurricane."  In other words, as many resources as possible are being diverted to address the issue.

Pew Research:  U.S. Home to Nearly 20% of World's Migrant Population.  The United States is home to nearly 20 percent of the globe's migrant population, a new study finds.  The Pew Research Center reveals in a new study that the U.S. has admitted more foreign nationals than any other country in the world.  Roughly 18 percent of the world's migrant population lives in the U.S., the study found.  About 44.5 million foreign-born residents now live in the U.S., far surpassing Germany's 12.2 million foreign-born population and Russia's nearly 12 million foreign-born population.

Dereliction of duty:  The border crisis is Congress' fault.  President Trump's threat to close down the border with Mexico isn't a sign of strength, but of frustration fading into desperation.  He is reacting with understandable alarm at a spiraling migrant crisis on the border, and looking to Mexico to address it because we are unwilling to do it on our own — not unable, unwilling.  There were more than 100,000 apprehensions at the border in March, an increase from the 76,000 in February.  The numbers for both months were the highest in 10 years.  The total for the fiscal year could hit a million, a historic surge completely overwhelming our capabilities.

Things Get Awkward When Tucker Asks Mexican Official Why Mexico Won't Let Central Americans Stay.  Things got awkward fast when Tucker Carlson asked a Mexican official why Central Americans migrating through Mexico shouldn't be allowed to remain there.  Speaking with Guanajuato Secretary of Migration Juan Hernandez on Wednesday night's edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," the Fox News host began by asking why Hernandez's own words from the past wouldn't constitute a "hostile act" against the United States.

Jorge Ramos:  Amnesty for Illegals, Migrants: 'Nothing We Can Do to Stop Them'.  Univision anchor Jorge Ramos said on Tuesday evening [4/2/2019] that he believes the solution to the migrant crisis at U.S.-Mexico border is to just legalize illegal immigrants because "nobody can really stop them" from entering the United States.  "The U.S. economy has been absorbing them and it seems that we have to realize that the only way to deal with this is in a legal way," Ramos told CNN's Anderson Cooper.  "Just to understand that legally they are going to keep coming and there is really nothing we can do to stop them."

How our government stopped the 1989 asylum surge BEFORE it got out of control.  In 1984, the WSJ published an op-ed, "In Praise of Huddled Masses."  "We propose a five-word constitutional amendment:  There shall be open borders."  Well, 35 years later, that is exactly what we have.  Our government is now telling us that the laws, which actually say the opposite, compel them to let anyone in.  We didn't even need a constitutional amendment to create open borders.  We just needed judges.  As we allow nearly everyone into our country and release them into our communities, the "mother of all caravans" is forming in Honduras, according to media in Mexico.  Was there ever a time in history when we allowed this to go on?  Remember, our current laws have been in place since 1952, and the updated asylum statutes have been in place since 1980.  We've been through this before, only then, as I demonstrated with the case of the Haitian boat people in 1993, our government shut it down immediately.

Democratic Proposal:  Hey, Let's Eliminate Criminal Penalties for Illegal Immigration — and End Most Detentions.  Not long ago, the Democratic Party's mantra on abortion was that the unfortunate practice ought to be "safe, legal and rare."  Nobody is pro-abortion, they told us.  Today, the party votes in virtual lockstep against any and all measures that would limit even the most extreme and unpopular forms of abortion, including recent legislation barring elective late-term abortions, and a bill to require medical care for infants born alive after failed abortions.  Not a single Democrat running for president has even hinted that the 'right' to abortion should be curtailed or limited in any way, at any point, for any reason — including the supposed "moderates" in the race.

We can keep the ports open to commerce, secure our borders, and eat our avocados too.  There is a difference between shutting down the border for commerce and suspending all immigration at our border.  The good news is that the media are finally admitting that the president has the authority to close the border.  The bad news is that they are obfuscating the distinction between shutting off the entire border for commerce and suspending immigration requests at the border.  The Trump administration would be wise to push back against it immediately and clarify this distinction.  The media is in full meltdown mode over Trump's threat to "shut down" the border, as they predict doom and gloom for our economy, loss of jobs, and loss of revenue.  We might even face an avocado shortage, according to the New York Times!  Imagine that.  Never mind that the cost of one year's border flow could add up to at least $150 billion for taxpayers.

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Atrocious grammar alert:  The phrase could add up to at least $150 billion means it "could add a maximum of a minimum of $150 billion."

Nielsen Orders 'Emergency Surge Operations' on Southwest Border.  The Trump administration is speeding up the temporary deployment of another 750 Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel — and possibly more — to parts of the Southwest border most affected by the influx of migrants.  The administration also has directed CBP to return to Mexico hundreds of migrants more each day than are currently being sent back.  Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen issued the directives in a memorandum to CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan on Monday [4/1/2019], telling him to initiate "emergency surge operations."

It's a 'Cat 5' immigration crisis:  Nielsen.  Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Tuesday that the Trump administration is treating the immigration crisis as a "Cat 5 hurricane disaster."  "We are bringing all of the agencies together; we're asking everybody to chip in," Nielsen said on "Tucker Carlson Tonight."  "Why wouldn't we put the U.S. military along our border if it's really a crisis of that magnitude?" Carlson asked Secretary Nielsen.  "I think we're looking into that.  We've made the request.  I'm in constant contact with the acting secretary of defense.  I talked to some of the combatant commanders today.  We are in fact pushing more and more military resources to the border," Nielsen said.

The real prime target of Trump's threat to close the border.  Ever since NAFTA, huge investments have taken place predicted [sic] on the free movement of good across the border.  Those investments are now held hostage by Trump's threat.  The implicit deal:  either loudly and emphatically lobby for a simple revision to immigration law to allow asylum claimants to wait on the southern side of the border while their claims are adjudicated or endure a semi-catastrophic disruption.  Trump knows that he has an excellent public case to make for this simple reform.  With illegals now well aware that bringing along minors and an asylum claim guarantee admission to the USA, a hundred thousand a month are flooding in.  The claims of a "manufactured crisis" look silly.  Even Jeh Johnson, Obama's DHS secretary admits it is real.

How bad does border have to be for Democrats to admit it's an emergency?  Is there any number of illegal border crossings into the United States that would strike Democrats as an emergency?  As they resisted President Trump's efforts to stem the flow of illegal migrants across the U.S.-Mexico border, many Democrats made the point that fewer migrants are coming today than years ago, during the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush presidencies.  The implication was that today's situation cannot be an emergency, because it used to be worse.

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Cloward and Piven on Steroids.  Many Americans are asking why the Democrats and their running dog RINO accomplices in Congress are so adamantly refusing to move to even slow, much less stop, the massive invasion of illegal aliens across our southern border.  It's an excellent question to which there are seemingly myriad answers, many of which are partially correct.  However, underlying them all is one that is now fundamental, the driver, that is propelling the juggernaught [sic]:  the Cloward and Piven strategy.

Democrat Gutierrez:  There Should be Welcoming Centers in Every Major City for Illegal Caravan Migrants.  Former lawmaker Democrat Luis Gutierrez wants welcome centers in every major US city for illegal caravan migrants.  This is a party that seeks a national suicide.

Another sob story in the left-wing media:
Under the bridge: migrants held in El Paso tell of dust, cold and hunger.  For three days and nights, Maria and her 14-year-old son were penned behind barbed wire, under a bridge in El Paso.  Cold, hungry, surrounded by sick and crying babies and with only the stony ground for a bed, her first experience of America was not as she had imagined.  "I came here to work and get a better future for my family," she said.  "I never thought I would go through this."

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Hey, Maria.  Tell them you want to go back to Mexico, right now.  Just say, "I dare you to deport me!"  They will probably let you leave.  Then, for the rest of your life, tell everyone in Mexico how terrible it was in the U.S.

As if ICE didn't have enough work, 24 immigrants go on a hunger strike to protest their detention.  Migrants being held in a Louisiana detention center are continuing a hunger strike in protest while they await their asylum claims to be processed.  The strike protesting their detention began last week with about 150 people, immigrant advocates told The Associated Press, while U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement report that only 24 people have continuously refused to eat meals.

Migrant surge overwhelms San Antonio.  The surge of migrant families crossing the southern border is overwhelming a bus station and aid organizations in San Antonio.

CNN Promotes and Celebrates Man Who Stopped ICE from Arresting Two Illegal Immigrants.  A leftover from the weekend involves New Day Saturday, which somehow manages to have even lower ratings than it's weekday counterpart.  CNN's Victor Blackwell and Christi Paul have a history of ridiculous immigration stories and unfairly attacking ICE.  Just last year the dynamic duo defended a man that was deported back to Mexico.  What they didn't mention was that he was wanted for murder.  That might seem like an important detail to normal people but this is CNN we are talking about.

Watch the long faces as Jeh Johnson, Obama's DHS Secretary, tells MSNBC that the border is 'truly in a crisis'.  I have significantly upgraded my opinion of Jeh Johnson, President Obama's secretary of homeland security.  Appearing Friday [3/29/2019] on Morning Joe, he was honest and blunt in addressing the border crisis, drawing on his own experience and implicitly rebuking the Democrats' talking point that this is a "manufactured crisis."

Trump cuts all direct assistance to Northern Triangle countries Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala.  In a stunning about-face, State Department officials said that President Donald Trump is cutting off all direct assistance to the so-called Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.  "At the Secretary's instruction, we are carrying out the President's direction and ending FY [fiscal year] 2017 and FY 2018 foreign assistance programs for the Northern Triangle," a State Department spokesperson told ABC News, referring to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Mexico bows to Pres.  Trump on 'containment' of illegal aliens.  Mexico bowed to President Trump's border security demands by agreeing to set up a Central American illegal alien "containment" belt 2,200 miles south of San Diego.  Mexico's socialist president, Andrés Manuel López-Obrador, known as "AMLO," trumpeted after his huge July victory that he sympathized with migrants suffering from "hunger and poverty."  He promised to slash funds dedicated to border control and claimed that he would stand up to any of President Trump's bullying tactics.

'Get Serious and Stop Rewarding Illegal Immigration,' Border Patrol Agent Says to Congress.  Border Patrol Agent Hector Garza told Fox News that Congress needs to "get serious and stop rewarding illegal immigration."  His comments follow one of the busiest weeks in Texas immigration history that saw nearly 1,700 migrants illegally cross the border in the Rio Grande Valley Sector in a single day.  "We have lost the ability to know who or what is coming across the border," Agent Garza told Fox & Friends during an interview on Thursday morning [3/28/2019].

DHS: Border Crossings Reach 4,100 Migrants in One Day.  The number of migrants daily crossing the U.S. border hit a decade-long record of 4,100 on Tuesday [3/26/2019], says border commissioner Kevin McAleenan. [...] The inflow includes a record number of youths and children who are being delivered to the border by coyotes, often under a contract with the foreign parents who are already living and working illegally in the underground economy.

Trump says he 'may close the Southern Border' to stop flow of illegal immigrants.  President Trump criticized Mexico Thursday [3/27/2019] for not stopping the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States and said he "may close the Southern Border" to prevent more from entering.

Border Patrol Shifted to Hospital Watch & Driving Illegal Aliens Around.  In a press release posted late Wednesday night [3/27/2019], U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that 750 border agents have been pulled from their posts at the ports of entry in California, Arizona, and Texas, in order to provide humanitarian care for the flood of illegal aliens coming across the border, including "hospital watch and transportation."  A top Border Patrol official announced on Wednesday that they have now reached the breaking point, and are on track to apprehend over 100,000 illegal aliens in the month of March alone.

Border hits 'breaking point' in El Paso, CBP commissioner says.  The nation's top border security official said Wednesday that the border is at its "breaking point" during a visit to Texas, where as many as 1,000 migrants crossed into the U.S. and there are not enough agents to respond.  "That breaking point has arrived this week at our border," U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan said along the border.  "CBP is facing an unprecedented humanitarian and border security crisis all along our Southwest border, and nowhere has that crisis manifested more acutely than here in El Paso."

Border Patrol rescues double-amputee illegal immigrant from middle of Rio Grande.  Border Patrol agents had to rescue a double-amputee illegal immigrant in a wheelchair from an island in the middle of the Rio Grande this week, a day after pulling a deaf and dumb man from the water.  The rescues are part of a pattern of increasingly frail or ailing migrants attempting to sneak into the U.S., assisted by smuggling cartels eager to cash in on lax American enforcement policies.  In the case of the Guatemalan man in a wheelchair, he was spotted Wednesday [3/20/2019] by agents on a boat.

The Cloward-Piven strategy is working.
ICE releasing 1,000 illegal immigrant family members a day.  Deportation officers are cutting loose more than 1,000 illegal immigrant family members a day, setting them free into border states as the surge of migrations overwhelms the government's ability to handle them, officials revealed Thursday [3/21/2019].  Over the last three months, about 107,000 family members were caught at the border and then released, with ankle monitoring devices or check-in schedules and the often vain hope that they will show up for their court hearings and deportation.

U.S. remittances to Central America's big three hit record $17 billion in 2018.  As the caravans keep rolling in, and Congress does its darndest to prevent the construction of a border wall, journalists who follow the money can find some striking news.  The Washington Examiner's Paul Bedard has a good one on U.S. remittances to the three Central American countries whose nationals are leading the surge across our unguarded southern border.

Hundreds of illegal immigrants released into US amid overcrowding at detention facilities.  The U.S. has started releasing hundreds of illegal immigrant detainees into the country as immigration authorities struggle to find available places to house the thousands of illegal migrants coming through the U.S.-Mexico border.  Most of the released migrants are expected to be those who crossed the border together with their families.  Such migrants are given paper notices with a court date and told to stay with their other family members in the U.S.

Why aren't we deporting illegal aliens who already have deportation orders?  We are told by the legal profession that nothing can be done to block bogus asylum-seekers from entering our country en masse, obtaining catch-and-release, and remaining here pending the outcome of a court decision that may be years in coming.  But why is the DHS not at least deporting those who already went through this tedious process and have been ordered to be deported?  Doing so would not only help eliminate public charge and potential gang members and drug runners for MS-13, it would deter the current and future wave waiting at the "conveyor belt" through Mexico from making the trip north.

SCOTUS Gives Trump a Big Win on Immigration.  On Tuesday [3/19/2019] the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Trump administration in Nielsen v.  Preap, allowing the Department of Homeland Security to detain illegal aliens without bond while awaiting deportation for committing crimes within our borders.  The decision reversed a ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  It was authored by Justice Samuel Alito, who was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts as well as Justices Thomas, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh.  The ruling involved a class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of various resident aliens, including a few with Green Cards, convicted of crimes for which U.S. law mandates deportation.

President Trump Wins SCOTUS Decision on Detainment and Deportation of Criminal Aliens.  The Supreme Court reversed a prior 9th Circuit Court ruling restricting when illegal aliens could be detained and deported.  The SCOTUS ruling was in favor [of] the Trump administration, allowing federal officials to detain and deport illegal aliens after they have served their time in the U.S. for other crimes regardless of whether they were picked up immediately or later, after criminal release.

Trump gets a U.S. Supreme Court victory on immigration detention.  The Supreme Court on Tuesday [3/19/2019] endorsed the U.S. government's authority to detain immigrants awaiting deportation anytime — potentially even years — after they have completed prison terms for criminal convictions, handing President Donald Trump a victory as he pursues hardline immigration policies.

Bias alert:
Enforcing the law is not a hardline immigration policy.

DHS on track to nab 100,000 illegals at border this month.  The government is on track to catch nearly 100,000 illegal immigrants at the border this month, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday, renewing the administration's plea for Congress to do something.  That number would be the worst in more than a decade, and it's more troubling than the worst years because the migrants are children and families who despite being unauthorized, are almost impossible to deport.

We're nowhere near a solution to the immigration crisis.  With President Trump simultaneously fighting much of his own party as well as Democrats, a Yogi Berra classic fits the occasion:  "It's deja vu all over again."  More than two years into his presidency, Trump is once again at odds with most of Washington.  The first veto of his presidency reflects his predicament, one of many perils he faces on the road to 2020.  The politics notwithstanding, the president is right to use executive power to find more funds for border barriers and security.  To do otherwise would be to betray his promises to secure the border and his responsibility to protect America.

Watch the illegal immigrant 'conveyor belt' - in action.  Want to see how the illegal immigrant 'conveyor belt' works?  Here in San Diego, a demonstration of it in action was posted by the San Diego office of the U.S. Border Patrol on Twitter, which was then all over the local news, and then picked up by the Daily Mail.  [Video clip]

Migrant Families Can No Longer Wait Inside Greyhound Bus Stations Without Tickets Due to New Policy.  Greyhound Lines Inc. is no longer allowing U.S. authorities to drop off immigrant families inside bus stations, forcing those who have been released from custody to wait outside until they have a ticket.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday that it had been asked to drop off migrants outside facilities instead of busing them in.  ICE for years has dropped off migrants at Greyhound stations, largely in Phoenix, after releasing them pending court hearings to decide whether they can stay in the country.  From the stations, they travel to their intended destination in the United States.

Yes, The Southern Border Is At The Breaking Point.  You know things are bad when the New York Times runs an article with the headline, "Border at 'Breaking Point' as More than 76,000 Unauthorized Migrants Cross in a Month."  We could quibble and point out they are illegal aliens, not "unauthorized migrants," but why argue details when your enemies are finally helping you by telling the truth for a change? [...] [Kevin K.] McAleenan said processing centers filled to capacity, border agents struggling to meet medical needs and thousands of exhausted members of migrant families crammed into a detention system that was not built to house them — all while newcomers continue to arrive, sometimes by the busload, at the rate of 2,200 a day according to [Caitlin] Dickerson's report.

Democrats Want Illegal Aliens Voting in U.S. Elections.  In case you missed it last week, House Democrats voted against a motion preventing illegal aliens from voting. [...] Meanwhile, Speaker Nancy Pelosi argued during a press conference last week we should be welcoming our "newcomers" by allowing them to vote.  "When we talk about newcomers, we have to recognize the constant reinvigoration of America that they are, that we all have been, our families," Pelosi said in Texas.  "These newcomers make America more American.  And we want them, when they come here, to be fully part of our system and that means not suppressing the vote of our newcomers to America."

While everyone sleeps, the courts are abolishing all immigration enforcement.  Congress could never get away with creating constitutional rights for illegal aliens to remain here, yet a single lower court just did so on Thursday [3/7/2019].  And where Congress would face deep reprisal in the next election, faceless judges will never feel the heat.  Conservatives fear that extreme Democrats might actually abolish ICE and all immigration enforcement, but the lower courts are already systematically abolishing ICE's authority, nullifying immigration enforcement statutes, violating separation of powers, and constantly increasing the wave of bogus asylum-seekers that they originally spawned with other radical rulings.  The latest ruling from the Ninth Circuit demonstrates that unless Republicans and the president begin pushing back against these radical judges and delegitimizing their rulings, Democrats will get everything they want without ever facing electoral backlash or even the need to win elections.

How Trump can use his 'pen and phone' to save billions and encourage immigrants to assimilate.  President Trump has a gigantic opportunity to accomplish two goals via an executive order. [...] Democrats are on the record celebrating the power of presidents to issue executive orders and change federal policies.  Barack Obama's boast that "I have a pen and I've got a phone" was immediately preceded by a promise:  "We're not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we're providing Americans the kind of help they need."  And Bill Clinton, who issued the executive order requiring translations, was advised by Paul Begala, who celebrated that power with the immortal words, "Stroke of the pen.  Law of the land.  Kinda cool."  I, for one, would greatly enjoy the spectacle of Progressives venting their outrage over such a move.  They would hyperventilate over cruelty and being unwelcoming, but the fact is that by enabling people to avoid acquiring English proficiency, they condemn them to permanent second-class economic status.

'Press 2 for Spanish' costs billions; Trump can save money by pressing pen to paper.  There's no telling how much money the government could save if it were to stop asking Americans to "Press 2 for Spanish."  What is clear, according to those pushing the change, is that President Trump could do it with the stroke of a pen.  Why he hasn't done so remains shrouded.  Since the dawn of the 21st century, the U.S. government has operated under mandatory translation rules for its documents and services, a pricey option that President Bill Clinton imposed via executive order near the end of his tenure in August 2000.  In essence, the order meant that if a person with limited or no English language skills had a problem with accessing federal services, then that was the government's problem.

Just ONE year's flow of illegal immigration will cost up to $150 billion.  In 2017, Steven Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies gave a conservative estimate that the net fiscal cost of each illegal immigrant crossing is $74,722.  He used the fiscal cost estimates of immigrant based on education attainment from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) in order to calculate the cost of the average illegal alien.  But as Camarota notes, the NAS uses "net present value," which applies less value to the costs down the road than the immediate costs.  He estimates that a straight approximation of "the actual net lifetime fiscal cost of illegal border-crossers, given their education levels, is possibly $140,000 to $150,000 each in their lifetimes."  These numbers include costs like criminal justice, education, and general use of public services balanced against taxes paid, which for a great many illegal immigrants is net zero or negative.  At 990,000 aliens per year, that would be a lifetime cost of between $138.6 billion and $148.5 billion our taxpayers are being forced to accept for a single year's flow.

Crisis on the border.  Should the president be able to appropriate funds that Congress has repeatedly denied him?  It's a reasonable question, and the president is likely to be rebuked by Congress.  What is plainly unreasonable is the claim that there is no crisis at the border.  The president has repeatedly been accused of "manufacturing" a crisis.  The situation at the border is fine, the president's loyal opposition would have everyone believe.  This is nonsense.  In February, apprehensions of illegal border crossers reached an 11-year high of 76,000.  "The majority of border crossers are not single men but families — fathers from Honduras with adolescent boys they are pulling away from gang violence, mothers with toddlers from Guatemala," The New York Times reported.  That makes it more difficult to turn them away.  Many illegal migrants don't try to evade capture, but simply show up at the border and apply for asylum.

DHS secretary says so many migrants are raped on the way to the U.S. that ICE gives EVERY girl 10 and older a pregnancy test.  Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Wednesday that young female migrants traveling north to the United States are raped with such regularity that Immigration and Customs Enforcement gives every girl age 10 and over a pregnancy test after arriving.  'Very unfortunately, because of the increase in violence, at ICE, when we have families with children, we have to give every girl a pregnancy test over 10.  This is not a safe journey,' Nielsen told the House Homeland Security Committee.  Doctors Without Borders reported in 2017 that '68.3 percent of the migrant and refugee populations entering Mexico' from Central America 'reported being victims of violence during their transit toward the United States.'

GOP Rep. Kinzinger:  Border 'Deserving' of National Emergency Because of Drugs, Human Trafficking.  Wednesday [3/6/2019] on CNN's "New Day," Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) argued in favor of President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration at the southern border.  Kinzinger, who visited the border and saw the situation firsthand, said there is a "really bad situation" at the border because of the drugs and human trafficking.

House votes in favor of illegal immigrant voting.  House Democrats voted Friday to defend localities that allow illegal immigrants to vote in their elections, turning back a GOP attempt to discourage the practice.  The vote marks a stunning reversal from just six months ago, when the chamber — then under GOP control — voted to decry illegal immigrant voting.  "We are prepared to open up the political process and let all of the people come in," Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat and hero of the civil rights movement, told colleagues as he led opposition to the GOP measure.

Court gives illegal immigrants new right of appeal before deportation.  Some illegal immigrants gained a new right of appeal Thursday when a federal appeals court ruled that Congress cannot prevent them from challenging their deportations in federal courts.  The American Civil Liberties Union, which had argued the case, called it a "sweeping" decision that will give asylum-seekers the chance to make their case in a regular U.S. court, rather than being limited to bureaucrats and judges in the immigration court system.  The ruling was issued by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and only applies to cases within that region — including the border states of California and Arizona.

Blacks and the Democrats.  The ongoing battle between Democrats and Republicans regarding the southern border is another clear example of how Democrats protect their power at the expense of the black community.  Republicans are in favor of strong border security, which in addition to saving lives protects the economic stability of minorities.  Democrats not only object to guarding against an increase in the flow of low-wage illegal workers which would economically destroy minority communities in the U.S. by bringing down wages, but have even suggested dismantling already existing boundaries, as was proposed by Beto O'Rourke, a rising star in the Democratic party.  Democrats know full well that open borders will greatly increase the supply of low-skilled workers directly, negatively impacting lower-income earners in the U.S.  If Democrats have their way and are successful in achieving open borders, it will have a disastrous impact in the black community, as well as with other minorities.

Another judicial travesty on the 2020 Census citizenship question.  [Scroll down]  Here's the reality:  motive is irrelevant.  What [Wilbur] Ross said he wanted is one thing; he probably should have been more direct.  But the right to know isn't irrelevant.  And all that's being asked for in that Census questionnaire is information — information that every resident is legally bound to answer.  The argument presented from the Left is that illegal aliens won't answer the Census if a citizenship question is on it, and they must be accommodated.  Yet not answering is exactly what's breaking the law, not the question.  Illegals have already broken immigration law by entering the U.S. illegally, setting up shop, having citizen children, and taking jobs.  Many have stolen Americans' identification either to steal money or to pursue work.  The fact that illegals are likely to display the same lawless attitude on the matter of answering the Census just illustrates the chain of lawlessness surrounding illegal immigration.  In squelching the citizenship question, the judge is ruling that the Census should actually accommodate them, not the rest of us, and not the right to know.

Yeah, this looks like a border crisis.  More than 76,000 migrants crossed the southern border illegally last month, the highest number in 12 years.  So much for all those media "fact checks" arguing that there's no emergency to justify President Trump's wall.  Immigration officials say the number is only going to increase, creating what Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan warns is "a border security and a humanitarian crisis."  Why are they coming in such vast numbers?  Because smugglers have put them wise to how to take advantage of recent court decisions to claim asylum and remain here indefinitely.

National Border Patrol Council President:  There is a national emergency on our border — Here's proof.  As a 21-year front line veteran Border Patrol agent and president of the National Border Patrol Council, I'd like to put to bed the false notion that there is no national emergency on the United States/Mexico border.  I hope facts will do the trick.  Since November of 2013, I've been called upon to give expert Congressional testimony about various aspects of border security on 18 separate occasions.  I've testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, the Senate Judiciary Committee, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the House Judiciary Committee, and the House Committee on Natural Resources.  This is important because during every hearing regarding border security at which I testified in 2014, Democrats claimed the United States was in the state of a humanitarian crisis at the border.  While Republicans agreed with the notion of a crisis, they argued it was one of immigration loophole exploitation.

More Migrant Families Arrested at Border in Five Months Than Any Previous Full Year.  From the start of the federal fiscal year in October through February, the Border Patrol arrested 136,150 people traveling as families for crossing the border illegally, according to data released Tuesday.  The prior record for a 12-month period was 107,212, during the fiscal year that ended last September.  The rapid acceleration is the latest illustration of how many parents and children are seeking asylum in the U.S., primarily to escape violence, poverty and hunger in Central America, according to migrants, advocates and law enforcement.  And those with children in tow are typically detained for shorter periods than adults traveling alone, because of a 20-day limit on detaining minors.

With Trump's Tough Deterrents, Many Asylum Seekers on the Border are Giving Up.  Pushed beyond their limits by prolonged waits in dangerous and squalid conditions in parts of Northern Mexico, thousands of caravan members who had been waiting to seek asylum in the United States appear to have given up, Mexican officials said, dealing President Trump an apparent win after a humbling week for his immigration agenda.  About 6,000 asylum seekers who had traveled en masse, many of them in defiance of Mr. Trump's demands that they turn around, arrived in Northern Mexico in late November as part of a caravan that originated in Honduras.  Since then, more than 1,000 have accepted an offer to be returned home by the Mexican government, the officials said.  Another 1,000 have decided to stay in Mexico, accepting work permits that were offered to them last fall, at the height of international consternation over how to deal with the growing presence of migrant caravans.

1,000 Caught Crossing Illegally Per Day at the Rio Grande — How Is This NOT a National Emergency?  While the Democrats try and stop President Trump from closing the border, we have thousands of illegals crossing every week.  How is this not a national emergency?  Is the sovereignty of our nation not of interest to the Democrats?  It certainly would appear that they are putting legal Americans last and have been for years.  Without borders, we are not a nation.  Sovereignty matters!

Secure borders or process:  Democrats, Congress need to decide what really matters.  I went down to the border a few weeks ago.  I'd listened to the career politicians in Washington argue about immigration and border security and the humanitarian crisis for weeks and weeks and it was all a bunch of hot air.  I needed to get out of Washington and listen to the people who are actually on the ground, in the line of fire, doing the work.  I met with Border Patrol agents and they told me they need more agents, they need more technology and yes, they need physical barriers.  The Laredo Sector includes 171 miles of border between Texas and Mexico and Customs and Border Protection has approximately 1100 agents.

Democrats wheel out an 'Illegal Immigration Stimulus Act' for 2019.  After throwing away their chance to help DREAMers during February's extended budget debacle, refusing to exchange President Trump's wall funding for some kind of legislative amnesty for the favored aliens here illegally whom they claim to champion, House Democrats are coming out with a big new legislative bill, H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Bill of 2019.

House Votes to Terminate Trump's National Emergency.  The House of Representatives voted today to terminate President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency, in a rare but welcome rebuke of executive overreach.  H.J. Res 46, which reads simply "the national emergency declared by the finding of the President on February 15, 2019... is hereby terminated" passed on an 245-to-182 vote.  The resolution commanded the support of all House Democrats, as well as 13 Republicans, including Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), the resolution's one GOP co-sponsor, and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.).

DHS official:  Border security bill does not contain 'amnesty' poison pills.  Immigration hawks slammed the border security compromise President Trump signed into law Friday for containing last-minute provisions that they argued give "amnesty" to many — but a Department of Homeland Security official insisted to Fox News that's a misunderstanding of the bill.  The amnesty claim was made by lawmakers and conservative commentators.  "This 'deal' provides de facto amnesty for anyone claiming to be even in the household of a potential sponsor of an unaccompanied alien minor," Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, wrote on Twitter Thursday [2/14/2019].

The facts about detention of families.  ICE operates the facility in concert with Berks County.  According to our guide, most of the residents only stay in the center for about two weeks as they await the next step in their cases.  While touring the facility, we observed residents lounging in spacious accommodations that included pool tables, unlimited snacks and two libraries.  There was little, if any, security presence.  There were no barbed wire fences keeping residents from wandering too far after a basketball game outside.  We asked our guide if anyone had ever left the facility, given the lax security.  He responded, "Why would they want to?" before adding that some previous residents had actually tried to return to the facility after their release, wanting to stay longer.

Mexican Authorities Relocate Hundreds of Migrants From Border City.  Hundreds of Central American migrants encamped in Mexico's border city of Piedras Negras, across from Eagle Pass, Texas, are being reloca America.  From 2010 to 2017 Obama also imported 680,000 people from Muslim-majority nations, even though Islamic theology urges believers to attack Americans.  That inflow enlarged the Islamic population of the United States by 31 percent, CIS says.  The inflow includes many temporary workers.

Tucker Carlson plainly schools convicted felon Pied Piper who is bankrolling lawsuit for migrant caravan.  Tucker Carlson schooled Mike Donovan — the convicted felon who's bankrolling the lawsuit filed against President Trump for violating the Constitutional "rights" of 12 members of the migrant caravan en route to the US to demand entry.  In his lawsuit, Donovan claims that Trump's promise to deport the illegal immigrants violates the Fifth Amendment right to due process.  Earth to Mike Donovan:  they have no legal standing because they're not US citizens, nor are they on US soil.

Vigil held in downtown Los Angeles in support of migrant caravan.  A vigil was held outside the Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles Thursday night in support of the migrant caravan that has been making its way north from Central America.  Francisco Mayorga, a Nicaraguan immigrant, attended the vigil.  Draped in the Nicaraguan flag, Mayorga questioned the timing of President Donald Trump's attacks on the migrant caravan, calling it a political stunt.

Migration Lawyers Recruit Caravan Migrants to Defeat Trump's Asylum Reform.  Pro-migration lawyers have recruited several Honduran caravan migrants to demand judges block President Donald Trump's asylum reforms, due for release next week.

Caravan migrants get their very own Avenatti?  With U.S. troops manning the U.S. border, caravan migrants rolling up from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, hoping to use legal loopholes to gain entry to the U.S., seem to have switched tactics.  They're now using lawfare against the Trump administration instead of muscle.

The 'Right' to Birthright Citizenship.  So-called birthright citizenship comes to us from the 14th Amendment, and the problem is contained in its very first sentence:  "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States."  Those who believe the 14th does not grant citizenship to the children of illegals, tourists, foreign embassy staff, and other foreign nationals, hang their hat on the "and subject to the jurisdiction thereof" clause, which they back up with the speeches and debates given by the drafters of that clause.  The original intent and purpose of the 14th was to guarantee citizenship for the recently emancipated slaves, not the children of lawbreaking foreigners 150 years in the future

Border official: three-quarters of migrants in the caravan are adult men.  Nearly three-quarters of those in the caravan of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico to the United States are adult men, a senior Border Patrol official told the Washington Examiner.  Families and unaccompanied children make up "about 20 to 30 percent" of the caravan, according to Roy Villareal, deputy chief patrol agent of the Border Patrol's San Diego Sector.  "The rest of that is single, adult males," Villareal said during a recent tour of the region.  Single-parent families and children who illegally enter the country will not be prosecuted, unlike adults.

Tucker Carlson:  Establishment Siding With Foreigners Over Its Own People, That Tells You Everything.  Tucker Carlson responded to outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan and other opponents of ending birthright citizenship in a monologue on the Tuesday broadcast of his FOX News show.  Carlson argued the Fourteenth Amendment is about guaranteeing citizenship to freed slaves, quoting the author of the author of the Amendment, Sen. Jacob Howard.  "The Amendment was designed to ensure that newly freed slaves would be treated as the American citizens they were," Carlson said.  "The point was to enfranchise African-Americans; the point was not to enable the rest of the world to scam our system, to abuse our generosity."  "Trump supposedly will get us closer to the purpose of the Fourteenth Amendment," Carlson added.  [Video clip]

There is no better use for our military than guarding our own border.  Evidently, our political class believes that the U.S. military was created solely for urban renewal and social work projects in Kabul, Baghdad, Raqqa, and Mogadishu, but not for the purpose of protecting our border.  In fact, that is almost the only role of our military that our Founders envisioned.  It is the one military deployment that the president can order unilaterally without a congressional declaration of war, because it is purely defensive.  The president is right to deploy soldiers, because the time has come to treat our own border with as much respect and care as we would other countries' borders.

Caravaners Sue.  A half dozen members of the Honduras caravan have filed suit against President Trump and various other federal officials in a putative class action.  You can read the complaint, which is venued in the District of Columbia, here.  It is largely a Democratic Party screed against the President, with paragraphs like this: [...] You may well be surprised that Hondurans currently located in Mexico have rights under the U.S. Constitution.  The complaint appears to be premature at best.  But the reality is that asylum represents a massive loophole in our immigration laws.  Asylum is supposed to be available to people who face persecution in their home countries on grounds of religion, race, etc.  It was never intended to apply wholesale to entire populations on the ground that their country is poorly governed.

CNN Refuses to Air Latest President Trump Campaign Ad with Caravan Pics — It's Too Effective!.  The Trump campaign released a new campaign ad on Friday afternoon [11/2/2018].  The campaign is running nationally for a $1.55 Million ad buy.  But Trump Campaign manager Brad Parscale says CNN refuses to run the president's ad.  And they wonder why conservatives think they're fake news?  [Video clip]

Trump is right — ending birthright citizenship is constitutional.  President Trump's announcement Tuesday [10/30/2018] that he is preparing an executive order to end birthright citizenship has the left and even some conservatives in an uproar.  But the president is correct when he says that the 14th Amendment to the Constitution does not require universal birthright citizenship.  An executive order by President Trump ending birthright citizenship would face a certain court challenge that would wind up in the Supreme Court.  But based on my research of this issue over several years, I believe the president's view is consistent with the view of the framers of the amendment.  Those who claim the 14th Amendment mandates that anyone born in the U.S. is automatically an American citizen are misinterpreting the amendment in a manner inconsistent with the intent of the amendment's framers.

O'Rourke Campaign Exposed in Undercover Video for Assisting Honduran Migrants: 'Nobody Needs to Know'.  A Project Veritas video released Thursday night [11/1/2018] shows Beto O'Rourke campaign staffers discussing how they can illegally use campaign resources to purchase supplies and assist in the transportation of Honduran migrants.  [Video clip]  Dominic Chacon, a Field Manager for the O'Rourke campaign in El Paso, Texas, expressed his concern in getting supplies to the caravan migrants.

DHS: Caravan migrants from 20 countries, include 270 convicted criminals.  The Department of Homeland Security claimed Thursday [11/1/2018] people from at least 20 countries make up the two caravan groups, not just citizens of Guatemala and Honduras.  In a release called "Myth vs.  Fact:  Caravan," the department also states more than 270 people in the caravans are either known gang members or have criminal backgrounds.  DHS did not cite its sources for the information and a department spokesperson said that information is law enforcement sensitive.

American University Students Try And Guess Who Said What About Immigration.  Students at American University in Washington, D.C., tried to guess who said what about immigration to The Daily Caller News Foundation.  Most of the students guessed the quotes read to them came from President Donald Trump.  The quotes actually came from former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, as well as former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.  Many students were surprised to find today's Democrats speaking with such enthusiasm when it came to cracking down on illegal immigration only two decades ago.

Caravan 2018: Invasion By Emigration.  [Scroll down]  Let us return to what three Democrats have said as to illegal immigration:  Sen. Harry Reid in 1993 — "no sane country would do that" — reward illegal immigration; President Clinton in 1995 — "We are a nation of immigrants, but we are also a nation of laws."  And President Obama numerous times [said] that he lacked authority to act on immigration without Congressional approval.

The Editor says...
The phrase we are a nation of immigrants is a deceptive canard.  Most of the people in this country were born here.  While it is true that at some point in history, everybody's ancestors immigrated to North America, the same is true of every other country in the world.

Democrats don't understand this surprising secret of Trump's success.  There is no question that President Trump is the most disruptive force in politics today.  The president has torn up every political playbook.  His political survival after two years in office is a modern-day miracle, and his polling numbers are even running ahead of where Presidents Obama and Clinton were at this point.  President Trump's most powerful weapon so far has not been the insult — which he certainly has been willing to use — but the idea.  Take his idea for ending birthright citizenship.  Can't say I support it.  I don't.  But it's not an insult, a racial epithet, or an off-color joke.  It's an idea that focuses on how an open-borders policy reverberates.  And it's even an idea that former Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada once passionately supported.

How Progressives Killed Birthright Citizenship.  Progressives may very well have set the table for the end of birthright citizenship by executive order or legislation during the 1990s.  This was not their intention, of course, but in their unprincipled pursuit of political power, they unwittingly might have choked off all attempts to cover birthright citizenship in a constitutional mantle.

"Nobody needs to know" Beto Campaign Appears to Illegally Spend Funds on Supplies for Caravan Aliens, Campaign Manager Says "Don't Worry".  Project Veritas Action Fund has released undercover video from current Congressman and US Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke's campaign.  The video exposes how his campaign staff appear to be illegally using campaign resources to buy supplies and help transport Honduran aliens.  This is the eighth undercover video report Project Veritas has released in a series revealing secrets and lies from political campaigns in 2018.

Migrant caravan coordinator says demand for Mexico to provide buses has 'failed'.  The leading migrant caravan trying to make its way to the United States border is admitting defeat after asking the Mexican government to provide dozens of buses to speed up the group's journey northward.  The setback comes days after caravan leaders asked for "safe and dignified" transport to Mexico City, a checkpoint along the way for a group that has been dwindling in size as members either apply for protected status in Mexico or drop out over fatigue exacerbated by the sweltering weather conditions they have been facing.

Trump to curtail asylum at border, build tent cities to hold migrants.  President Trump announced a major change in U.S. asylum policy Thursday [11/1/2018], saying the government will no longer allow migrants who jump the border to turn around and claim asylum in an attempt to gain a foothold here.  The president said migrants who show up at the official land ports of entry will still be allowed to make claims, but blocking claims by those who sneak into the U.S. could change the patterns and cut down on the caravans now headed for the border.

Migrants traveling to US sue Trump, government; claim violation of constitutional rights.  A dozen migrants traveling by foot from Honduras to the U.S. to seek asylum filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday against President Trump, the Department of Homeland Security and others, claiming a violation of their due process under the Fifth Amendment.  The Fifth Amendment states that, "no person... shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law."  A recent PBS report cited former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who ruled in 1993 case that "it is well established that the Fifth Amendment entitles aliens to due process of law in a deportation proceeding."

Proof Democrats Are Trying to Steal the Election.  Let me share the hate Democrats are sending out daily in texts to voters.  I guarantee normal Americans will be revolted.  First of all, these Democrat "get out the vote" texts I am bombarded with all day, every day, arrived without ever asking for my permission.  That's a violation of the law.  Secondly, most of them arrive in Spanish, which tells me that either Democrats assume the typical Democrat voter no longer speaks English... or they have me on a list aimed directly at foreign-born, non English speakers.  It is telling what they are saying to these foreign-born Democrat voters.  These texts from liberal groups claim that we must vote for Democrats because Trump and Nevada U.S. Senator Dean Heller "will deport and jail your family.  Trump and Heller hate Mexicans.  Vote."

Citizen Birthright Can Be Defeated and Kavanaugh Will Be Instrumental.  Conservatives tend to favor an original construction interpretation of the Constitution.  To do this, one must look at the spirit, i.e., reason, time and current events that led up to a new amendment.  The Fourteenth Amendment has nothing to do with illegal immigrants.  A significant takeaway from Justice Kavanaugh hearings was the interpretation of the Constitution is essential.  He talked in great length about the spirit of an amendment when drafted and implemented.  Justice Kavanaugh is an originalist and looks deep into the purpose of modification.  In July of 1868, the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified and placed into law.  The spirit of the new amendment was not about illegal aliens.  It had nothing to do with the issue.  At that time, the last addition to the Constitution abolished slavery, which took place in the Thirteenth Amendment.  Adversaries to the freedom of released slaves were starting to create laws, i.e., Jim Crow, in an attempt to end around the Thirteenth Amendment.  They tried to undermine federal law, causing dissension between states and the Federal Government, bringing forth a need for the Fourteenth Amendment.

Trump hardens stance on Mexico border, says 15,000 troops could be sent.  U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday [10/31/2018] the United States could send as many as 15,000 troops to the border with Mexico, as he hardens his stance against a caravan of migrants fleeing violence and poverty in Central America.

Why are Dems getting so worked up about birthright citizenship?  The Dems and the media are having another Trump-induced stroke over the issue of "birthright citizenship."  The Dems; the media; and Paul Ryan, the speaker of the House, would have you believe that the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees U.S. citizenship to anyone born in this country.  The 14th Amendment was passed by a Republican Congress after the Civil War to guarantee citizenship and equal rights to the freed slaves. [...] The 14th Amendment does not guarantee citizenship to everyone born in the USA.  The language states that the persons born or naturalized, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens.  If you are a naturalized citizen, you take an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution and renounce allegiance to foreign powers and thus subject yourself to the jurisdiction of the USA.

Levin and Horowitz:  Yes, Trump can end birthright citizenship for children of illegal immigrants with an executive order.  [Daniel] Horowitz told [Mark] Levin that President Trump has the authority to issue an executive order clarifying how the executive branch will interpret the 14th Amendment concerning the citizenship status of children born in the United States to illegal aliens.  He said that those who say otherwise, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., are "constitutionally illiterate."  "Let's put this in plain English here," Horowitz said.  "Basically they're saying, Mark, I could break into your home, kick down the door, drop a kid there, and he has the right to live there for the remainder of his life and there's not a darn thing you can do about it."  "The reality is that even if we agree to the notion of birthright citizenship ... there is no way you could extrapolate that to people who came here without consent.  The key words are 'consent' and 'sovereignty.'  Nothing ever supersedes that.  Nobody could unilaterally assert jurisdiction and make it that there's nothing we can do to stop this," he continued.

The Caravan Is Not Coming Because It's Already Here.  The mostly military age males on the way to the U.S. southern border are not wearing pink [protest] caps, but they might as well be.  Instead they're carrying little flags honoring the very countries they claim they must escape, and rather than screeching like the Women's March protesters did, they break into their national anthem whenever the media is about.  The Caravan Mission, like the Big Women's March the first day after President Donald Trump's Inauguration, was painstakingly organized long before the pink cap protesters ever hit the streets.  Not even ganged-up social media or flash mobs can put millions of protesters on the street overnight.

Mark Levin:  Paul Ryan Is 'Utterly Wrong' on Birthright Citizenship.  Tuesday [10/30/2018] on his nationally syndicated radio, conservative talker Mark Levin criticized House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) for dismissing President Donald Trump's claim in an interview with Axios that he could end the immigration policy of birthright citizenship through an executive order.  Ryan contended that a president could not end birthright citizenship "with an executive order" in an interview with Lexington, KY radio station WVLK.

Obama's Migration Record:  Almost One Migrant for Every Two Graduates in 2016.  President Barack Obama spiked legal and illegal immigration to a record level of 1.75 million in 2017 by accepting one migrant for every two young Americans who entered the workforce in 2017."  The huge inflow matched the record set in 1999 when Bill Clinton was president.  Obama's wave of legal immigrants, illegal migrants, and visa workers rose from 1.1 million in 2009 to 1.75 million in 2017.  In the same year, roughly four million Americans turned 18 and joined the workforce.  The four million Americans included the children of immigrants as well as the children of illegal migrants.

Birthright Citizenship:  It's About The Law, Not Mob Rule.  President Trump's comment that he might end birthright citizenship for the children of illegal aliens certainly deserves both political and legal debate over its merits.  What it doesn't deserve is another shrill, nonstop "Trump is Hitler" attack by far-left Democrats and the media.

Operation Faithful Patriot:  Video Shows Hundreds of Military Vehicles Being Shipped to Southern Border.  President Trump said on Wednesday to a pool of White House reporters that he may send upwards of 10,000-15,000 troops to the southern border to deal with the horde of mainly military-aged male migrants marching through Mexico to the United States.  "As far as the caravan is concerned, our military is out... we'll go up to anywhere between 10 and 15,000 military personnel, on top of Border Patrol, ICE and everybody else at the border," Trump said, according to Reuters.  Earlier this week, the military was to deploy 5,000 troops to the southern border in anticipation of the migrant caravan in a mission dubbed 'Operation Faithful Patriot.'

Caravan Hopping the Bus.  Fox News reporter Bill La Jeunesse seemed to me to be performing public relations work on behalf of the migrant caravan in his regular live hits from Mexico.  Either that or he had succumbed to a variant of Stockholm Syndrome.  Has Griff Jenkins relieved him? [...] Yesterday [10/30/2018] Jenkins reported that buses had mysteriously appeared to move the caravan along (video below).  Who is defraying the expenses?  Jenkins says it is the state of Oaxaca "getting volunteer buses to put people... on them and take them to their next location."  Now I can see why the state of Oaxaca might want to help the multitude move on, but I'd want to hear more before buying the concept of "volunteer buses."  Jenkins counts 11 buses and notes that more would be needed to move the entire multitude.  Except for the factor of the buses, this is a confusing report.

Now a fourth caravan has left El Salvador.  Some 2,000 migrants traveling in two groups departed El Salvador's capital Wednesday morning [10/31/2018] on their way to the US by way of Mexico, making it the fourth caravan to embark on the 1,000-journey in the last two weeks.  This latest group hit the road even as President Donald Trump promised to send thousands of troops — possibly as many as up to 7,000 by some estimates   to secure the southern border and increased pressure on Mexico to halt the flow of people.  Police in San Salvador estimated the two groups leaving the capital numbered around 1,000 each.  One cohort left around dawn, followed by a second later in the morning.

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Redundancy alert:  "As many as" and "up to" carry the same meaning, so it isn't necessary to use both phrases.  Five points off.  See me after class.

Ending Birthright Citizenship.  American history familiar to many high school students demonstrates how wrong birthright citizenship is.  Indians living on reservations were not American citizens for most of our history, despite being born in our country.  Native Americans were considered members only of their sovereign Indian tribes, until Congress extended blanket citizenship in 1924. Similarly, children born to foreign ambassadors while in the United States are not American citizens, but are citizens of their country of origin.  In their crusade against President Trump, globalists trot out alleged experts claiming that Trump's proposal is impossible, unconstitutional, or morally wrong.  But the hysterical overreaction by his critics proves how right Trump is.

The Case Against Birthright Citizenship.  A heated national conversation about birthright citizenship and the 14th Amendment is currently underway, and we think many politicians, pundits, and scholars on both the right and left are getting it wrong.  Claremont Institute scholars have been thinking and writing about this problem for many years.

Levin: Paul Ryan was dead wrong on birthright citizenship.  Here's how.  Tuesday [10/30/2018] on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin ripped Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., for his response to President Trump's statement that he plans to issue an executive order to end birthright citizenship.  Ryan claimed the 14th Amendment creates the birthright citizenship and that therefore such an executive order would be unconstitutional.  "There's been no law passed that conveys birthright citizenship onto illegal aliens.  There's been no Supreme Court decision that definitively confers birthright citizenship onto illegal alien children.  Nobody's a hundred percent certain how this came to be.  But everybody seems to be a hundred percent certain that the president can't fix it. ... Well, does the Constitution confer birthright citizenship on the children of illegal aliens?  Of course it doesn't!"

The caravan of the saints.  This is what you get when you permit the impoverishment of an entire continent, and then exploit the undocumented labour of those able to escape[.]

Harry Reid In 1993: 'No Sane Country' Would Give Citizenship To People Born From Illegal Aliens.  President Donald Trump said on Monday [10/29/2018] that he would pursue an executive order to outlaw birthright citizenship just days before the November midterm elections, which, as expected, caused a meltdown from the political Left.  "It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment," Trump said in an interview.  "Guess what?  You don't.  You can definitely do it with an act of Congress.  But now they're saying I can do it just with an executive order... We're the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States... with all of those benefits.  It's ridiculous.  It's ridiculous.  And it has to end."  Democratic politicians and left-leaning organizations immediately jumped on Trump's comments, claiming that he was trying to "fan the flames of anti-immigrant" hate and that he was trying to "incite his base."

Armed Migrants in Caravan Opened Fire on Mexican Cops, Say Authorities.  Mexican authorities arrested two Hondurans who allegedly shot at federal police officers escorting the migrant caravan across the southern state of Chiapas.  The attack follows shortly after government warnings about Molotov cocktail attacks around a second caravan near the border with Guatemala.  The attack took place near Ignacio Zaragoza, Chiapas, when members of Mexico's Federal Police were escorting the migrant caravan as part of "Operativo Caminante" or "Operation Walker" across the southern border state.

Report: Central American Migrants Set Fire to Mexican Immigration Facility.  A group of Central American migrants facing deportation set fire to a Mexican immigration facility in an apparent attempt to escape.  The alleged arson comes at a time when Mexican authorities reported the use of firearms and Molotov cocktails within the migrant caravans as they make their way through Mexico to the United States.  The fire was reportedly started at a facility dual-purposed as a checkpoint and makeshift detention center for Mexico's National Migration Institute (INM) in Pijijiapan, Chiapas, when a group of migrants housed there set fire to their mattresses, Televisa Noticias reported.  According to local public safety director Jaime Marroquin, authorities were housing 21 men, five women, and three children which were in the process of being deported.  The migrants reportedly set fires to give cover to their escape.

Human Smuggler Unloads 16 Migrants on South Texas Ranch, Says Border Patrol.  Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents witnesses a human smuggler crash a pickup truck loaded with 16 migrants through a rancher's gate and into a fence.  Fortunately, no one was injured in the crash.  Laredo Sector agents patrolling near Hebbronville, Texas, observed a pickup truck loaded with a group of migrants traveling on FM 649.  As the agents began to follow, the driver made a sharp turn and crashed through a ranch gate, according to Laredo Sector Border Patrol officials.  The agents pursued the vehicle into the ranch and found it after the driver crashed into a fence.  The agents witnessed a large number of people bailing out following the crash, officials stated.

Yes, Unvetted Illegal Caravans Threaten Public Health.  From Newsweek, which is supposed to, you know, report actual news of the week: "'We don't know what people have': Laura Ingraham calls migrant caravan a health issue."  And from The Daily Beast:  "Fox & Friends Host Brian Kilmeade Fears 'Diseases' Brought By Migrant Caravan."  This is not "news."  It's propaganda recycled and regurgitated by lazy political operatives masquerading as journalists.  At least the Newsweek writer gave credit to his zealous hitmen sources:  "Ingraham's comments," he dutifully wrote, "were first highlighted by Media Matters for America."  MMfA is a militant left-wing oppo research outfit funded by progressive billionaire George Soros.  Somehow, not-really-Newsweek forgot to mention this fact.

Revoking birthright citizenship would enforce the Constitution.  Temporary visitors, such as tourists, students and guest workers, can unilaterally confer citizenship on their children merely by giving birth while here, is the claim.  That view has given rise to the cottage industry known as "birth tourism."  Worse, under this view, citizenship is automatic even if the parents overstay their visas and become illegally present in the United States.  Worse still, such citizenship is automatic for children born of parents who were never lawfully present in the United States in the first place.  In a nation such as the United States, which is rooted in the idea that governments are formed based on the consent of the governed, the notion that foreign nationals can unilaterally confer citizenship on their children as the result of illegal entry to the United States (and therefore entirely without our consent) is a bit bizarre.  It rewards lawlessness, undermining the rule of law.  It deprives Congress of its constitutional authority to determine naturalization power.

Birthright Citizenship and Its Allies.  In 1989, an illegal alien being escorted back to the border gave birth in an Immigration and Naturalization Service van.  That child was an American, thanks to our granting citizenship to children born on U.S. soil — a generosity that also extends to children born on any one of 15 islands between the Philippines and Hawaii.  Our promiscuity with citizenship, however "generous" it may seem, effaces the salience of an institution central to the concept of nationhood.  That is doubtless what President Trump had in mind when he told reporters from Axios that he intends to sign an executive order that would put a stop to America's birthright citizenship policy.

Why Democrats are staying silent about the migrant caravan.  Four months ago, critics on the left wouldn't shut up about the border and some, like Mayor Bill de Blasio, made grandstanding trips to Texas detention facilities and held press conferences to denounce Trump in the harshest possible language.  Now, despite the president's tough talk and use of the military, leftist pols hardly make a peep, fearful that defending the caravan could be political suicide.

Mexican State Reportedly Providing Charter Buses To Drive Migrant Caravan Closer To US Border.  The migrant caravan originating from Central America reportedly has a new method of reaching the U.S. border with Mexico: professional charter buses.  Fox News reporter Griff Jenkins reported Tuesday [10/30/2018] from Mexico that the thousands-strong migrant caravan is now being chartered to the U.S. border by tour bus.  Jenkins showed multiple professional buses lined up and boarding migrants to take them to their next destination on the path to the American border.

Trump, the 14th Amendment, the Caravan, and the Constitution.  In today's installment of exploding heads, President Trump has proposed to overturn, via executive order, the constitutionally dubious "birthright citizenship" interpretation of the 14th Amendment.  There's no question he has the authority to issue such an order in his capacity as president and commander-in-chief — each of the three branches is equally responsible for fidelity to the Constitution, and each is free to interpret it as it sees fit.  That the 14th amendment — the centerpiece of the Reconstruction Amendments passed and ratified under the Johnson and Grant administrations, but proposed and voted in by the Radical Republicans in Congress — applies specifically and only to the newly freed slaves is clear not only from its historical context, but to its very language: [...]

As the Caravan Approaches:  There Probably Will Be Blood.  There seems no way that the caravan of 4,000 [to] 14,000 migrants approaching our southern border is going to end without blood being shed. [...] Let it be clear:  If we let them in — and, yes, they are people with feelings and sensitivities and loves and hopes and dreams — then there will be another Caravan after it, and next time it will be a Caravan of 10-15,000 sensitive lovers and hopers and dreamers.  And three months later it will be another Caravan.  And then another.  What $38 million cash raised and wasted in one calendar quarter could not buy for Beto O'Rourke and his Kennedyesque DUI driving record and his Kennedyesque attempt to flee from the scene, the hordes will solve:  Texas really will turn bold shades of "overnight blue."  Arizona will turn blue.  Alabama and Mississippi will turn blue.  North Dakota and Montana and Idaho will turn blue.  We will lose this country — exactly as the Democrat playbook seeks.

Mexico's ambassador to U.S. claims there are very violent migrants in caravan.  Mexico's U.S. Ambassador — Geronimo Gutierrez — is blasting Democrats for saying everyone in the migrant caravan are all peaceful refugees seeking asylum.  On Tuesday [10/30/2018], Gutierrez explained there have been multiple instances where migrants have been "very violent," while rebelling against border authorities.  This comes after Mexican officials warned some migrants in Guatemala are building makeshift bombs to use against police officers guarding the border between Mexico and Guatemala.

Donald Trump:  Birthright Citizenship 'Will Be Ended One Way or the Other'.  President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday [10/31/2018] to continue fighting to end "so-called birthright citizenship."  "So-called Birthright Citizenship, which costs our Country billions of dollars and is very unfair to our citizens, will be ended one way or the other," he wrote on Twitter.  The president's proposal to issue an executive order to end birthright citizenship was revealed by Axios reporter Jonathan Swan on Tuesday [10/30/2018] during an interview with Trump.

Birthright citizenship is a scam.  There is no other word for it.  Under current interpretations of American law anyone born on our soil automatically becomes a U.S. citizen.  Context is irrelevant.  It doesn't matter if your parents were terrorists or illegal aliens or foreign saboteurs if their plane was forced down to refuel and you emerged.  It doesn't matter.  If you were born on our property, you are a citizen.  In a recent interview with Axios, President Trump suggested this is not a great deal for America.  He pledged to change it with an executive order.  As of right now, it seems likely that order would abolish so-called "birth" tourism.  That's where people travel to the United States solely for the purpose of having kids and winning citizenship along with the many benefits that follow from that.  We'll know more about it soon and of course, we'll tell you when we do know.  But nobody else in Washington is waiting for details.  They hate it already.

Trump is right — ending birthright citizenship is constitutional.  President Trump's announcement Tuesday that he is preparing an executive order to end birthright citizenship has the left and even some conservatives in an uproar.  But the president is correct when he says that the 14th Amendment to the Constitution does not require universal birthright citizenship.  An executive order by President Trump ending birthright citizenship would face a certain court challenge that would wind up in the Supreme Court.  But based on my research of this issue over several years, I believe the president's view is consistent with the view of the framers of the amendment.  Those who claim the 14th Amendment mandates that anyone born in the U.S. is automatically an American citizen are misinterpreting the amendment in a manner inconsistent with the intent of the amendment's framers.

Mexico making caravan walk, not ride, to the US border.  White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Wednesday [10/31/2018] that Mexico has taken significant steps to slow down the caravan of Central American migrants as it makes its way toward the southern U.S. border.  In a Fox News interview, Sanders said specifically that Mexico has helped make sure caravan members stay marching on their feet, and aren't taking buses or other transportation.

Birthright citizenship needs fixing.  What President Trump plans to change about birthright citizenship is a mystery.  But his comment to a reporter on the subject sent the commentariat into a tizzy.  Some raised valid constitutional and legal objections.  As House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., noted, "you cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order," and the Constitution does, broadly, prescribe citizenship for babies born in the U.S.  But Democrats and their media allies risk overreaching if they think the public agrees with their absolutist view on the matter.  The question is, ought we to confer citizenship to every baby born here.  We suspect that most people agree, as we do, that children born here to illegal immigrants and legal passers-through should not get citizenship automatically, but children born to permanent residents should.

'Migrant caravan' has no right to be here.  Amid the conspiracy theories and the bloody madness revolving about the matter, we've never quite settled on the proper nomenclature:  What do we call thousands of Central Americans tramping towards our southern border intent on entering our country and living here?  "Migrant caravan" has a pleasant ring to it, as though this were a modern-day Canterbury Tales.  But theirs is not a pilgrimage from which the travelers will one day return home.  This is a body of people the size of a town population looking to relocate to the United States whether the citizens of this country like it or not.

Caravan Contradictions.  A "caravan" — the euphemism for a current foot-army of more than 10,000 Central Americans — of would-be border crossers has now passed into Mexico.  The marchers promise they will continue 1,000 miles and more northward to the U.S. border, despite warnings from President Trump that as unauthorized immigrants they will be turned away.  No one has yet explained how, or by whom or what, such a mass of humanity has been supplied, cared for, and organized.  Once at the border, the immigrants further predict that they will successfully, but illegally, enter the United States, then claim refugee status, and finally rely on sympathetic public opinion — and progressive political activism — to avoid deportation.  If past experience is any guide, they are quite right in thinking they can melt into the population, ignore future legal summonses, and count on the de facto amnesty that currently protects 22 million illegal aliens, the vast majority from Mexico and Central America.

Second migrant caravan storms into Mexico.  The second migrant caravan, believed to be armed with bombs and guns, crossed into Mexico on Monday despite a huge police presence.  Hundreds of migrants following in the footsteps of the first caravan heading to the U.S. border crossed a river from Guatemala.  A low-flying police helicopter hovered overhead as the migrants waded in large groups through the Suchiate River's murky waters, apparently trying to use the downdraft from its rotors to discourage them.

When Refugees Were Conquerors.  Ah, the refugee caravan.  Would it be a midterm election without a bunch of oppressed brown-skinned asylum seekers storming the border?  In a way, these refugees are like cicadas, appearing with clockwork predictability anytime the powers-that-be need a good "humanitarian crisis" to tug on voters' heartstrings.  So now we have the Hondurans, marching toward the border, holding the flag of their native country, demanding political asylum because (according to them) if they were to stay in their native country, they'd be slaughtered by their beloved countrymen.  But hey, let's proudly wave the flag of that native country made up of [bad people] who want us dead.  Remember when all those Jewish refugees from Germany in the 1930s arrived in the U.S. waving Nazi flags?  No?  Neither do I.  I mean, I hate to come off as suspicious or untrusting, but it seems a little odd to be haughtily displaying the flag of a country that you are supposedly fleeing because everyone there wants to murder you.

Democratic Attacks:  Who's Paying?  [Scroll down]  Similarly, the Honduran caravan seems just too convenient and perfectly timed to be a coincidence, doesn't it?  All of a sudden, 10,000-plus politically oppressed people just absolutely have to make their way to the U.S. border, right now, just as the midterm elections are upon us.  The Democrats once again have brought forth one of their favored issues:  Republican hardheartedness, coldly turning away pregnant women and helpless, undernourished children from a better life in America.  Well, that just isn't who America is, is it? [...] The question that seems obvious is, how did this caravan come to be?  Why now?  How do they eat, and who provides for their basic sanitary, transportation, and shelter needs along the path of their valiant, arduous journey?  It's a long trek.  It ain't free.  Who's paying?  Who's the organizer?

Caravan with Honduran flag
Oath Keepers:  We Urge President Trump to Deploy Active Duty Troops, En Masse, on Mexico Border.  We the military and law enforcement of Oath Keepers call on President Trump to deploy infantry and other combat arms troops to the border with Mexico in large enough numbers to secure the full length of the border against all illegal foreign invaders.  The just-announced joint CBP/DOD operation, which will supply military mobility, engineering, medical, and planning support for the Customs and Border Protection (CBP), is a step in the right direction, and may be sufficient to handle the specific mass caravans of illegals, including MS-13 gang members and criminals from the Middle East, that are currently in the news, but it falls far short of what is actually needed to secure the border against the ongoing daily invasion by illegal aliens.

Migrant Caravan Demands Mexico Provide Them Transportation.  The massive chain of migrants slowly making its way towards the U.S. southern border, which is still some 1,000 miles north, is now demanding that the Mexican government provide transportation for its estimated 4,000 participants — demands issued amid reports of outbreaks of violence as more groups have forced their way through Mexico's southern border.  "Worn down from long miles of walking and frustrated by the caravan's slow progress, some migrants have been dropping out and returning home or applying for protected status in Mexico," AP reports.

Can Trump End Birthright Citizenship With An Executive Order?  On Monday [10/29/2018], President Trump announced to Axios on HBO that he would pursue an executive order to outlaw birthright citizenship just before the election.  "It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment," Trump stated.  "Guess what?  You don't."  He then added, "You can definitely do it with an act of Congress.  But now they're saying I can do it just with an executive order... We're the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States... with all of those benefits.  It's ridiculous.  It's ridiculous.  And it has to end."  Trump isn't wrong that the United States is one of only two developed countries to maintain birthright citizenship (the other is Canada).  But it's dicey whether an executive order could simply change birthright citizenship, or whether an act of Congress could.

Birthright Citizenship And How All Amendments Aren't Created Equal.  This morning [10/30/2018] the big buzz is President Trump's statement to the effect that he intends to end birthright citizenship.  Trump told "Axios on HBO" that he has run the idea of ending birthright citizenship by his counsel and plans to proceed with the highly controversial move, which certainly will face legal challenges. [...] I suspect that any executive order that tries to do this will eventually be invalidated by the Supreme Court based on Article 1, Section 8, of the Constitution.  It would be nice if the Supreme Court didn't take the easy way out, though, because I welcome a full-blown challenge to the idea of birthright citizenship simply to put the idea to rest.

President Trump reveals plan to use executive order to end birthright citizenship for children of illegals.  Expect an explosion of media outrage and high powered lawsuits, especially in jurisdictions with Trump-hating federal judges.  President Trump has launched an October surprise.  Last night [10/29/2018] in an interview granted to Jonathan Swan of Axios, President Trump announced his plans to use an executive order to end birthright citizenship for children born on American territory to illegal immigrants and foreign citizens, presumably at least those "not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States" as required by the 14th Amendment.

Trump: We Will Hold Asylum Seekers in Tent Cities Until Their Trial.  During an interview broadcast on Monday's edition of the Fox News Channel's "Ingraham Angle," President Trump stated that asylum applicants will be held in tent cities until their hearing takes place, and people with rejected asylum applications will "get out."  Trump stated, "If they apply for asylum, we're going to hold them until such time as their trial takes place."

The Left Goes Full Open Borders.  It wasn't long ago that both sides of the aisle believed America's border laws should be enforced.  As President Donald Trump pointed out on Twitter, even former President Barack Obama, at least rhetorically, said that illegal immigrants couldn't be let into the country en masse and without restrictions (Obama said that when he was a senator).  "We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently, and lawfully to become immigrants into this country," Obama said.  This dynamic has shifted dramatically, as the American left now increasingly sees any level of border enforcement as beyond the pale.  The migrant caravans originating in Honduras and heading north to the U.S. border are testing just how far the left will go in embracing this new narrative.

Migrant Caravan:  A Foreign-Financed, Leftist-Led Violation Of U.S. Sovereignty.  The so-called migrant caravan that's slowly making its way to the U.S. from Central America is many things to many people.  But one thing seems pretty certain:  it's not about seeking "asylum," or "refugee status."  It's about getting to the United States at all costs.

Migrant caravan appears to be moving northward faster, as crowds take advantage of free rides.  Migrants in the leading caravan trying to make its way to the United States appear to be approaching the border at a faster pace now, as the group takes advantage of rides being offered by trucks and other vehicles.  A Fox News crew traveling with the caravan observed a group of migrants in Tepanatepec climbing up the sides of a tall red truck Monday morning after it pulled into an area where the city's mayor and volunteers were distributing food.

Violence Erupts:  Caravan Migrant Killed At Mexican Border; Police Deny Responsibility.  On Sunday [10/28/2018], a new wave of hundreds of migrants heading toward the U.S. attempted to force their way over Mexico's southern border.  Violence erupted, leaving one of the migrants dead after what the group says was a rubber bullet fired by Mexican federal police struck him in the head.  Mexican authorities, however, deny that their security forces are to blame.  The incident took place at the border near Tecun Uman, where the group of migrants "broke through border barriers," as another group had done last week.  The situation quickly devolved into violence.

Migrant Caravan:  U.S. Military Will Have Up to 14,000 Troops, Many Armed, Ready to Intervene at Mexico Border.  The U.S. military will have an actual force of up to 14,000 ready to intervene at the southern border with Mexico, including an additional 7,000 planned deployment in reserves on round-the-clock standby.  The Pentagon announced Monday [10/29/2018] that it will send up to 5,200 troops to the border ahead of the anticipated arrival of a caravan of Central American migrants that President Donald Trump has warned would not be able to enter the country.  These troops, which "are in fact deploying with weapons" will join up to 2,000 National Guards already at the border for a combined force of about 7,200 — or about the same amount of U.S. soldiers involved in the battle against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria.

Report: Trump to Expand Military Border Deployment from 800 to 5,000.  Reports on Monday [10/29/2018] indicate that President Donald Trump will order an expansion of the U.S. military deployment to the U.S. southwest border.  The order is expected to increase the number of troops being deployed from 800 to 5,000.  The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday morning that the U.S. military plans to deploy 5,000 troops to the southwest border region in response to the caravan of "would-be asylum seekers."  The plans reportedly call for 1,800 troops to deploy to Texas, 1,700 to Arizona, and 1,500 to California.

The Military's Most Important Role Is Border Defense.  Our country has been thrust into a scene out of The Camp of the Saints:  a large caravan of migrants organized in Honduras is streaming towards our southern border proclaiming the right to enter and work in our country.  They're not invited, nor is this legal, but they are seizing their destiny (and ours) as pueblos sin fronteras, "workers without borders."  Some have scoffed at the description of this "caravan" as an invasion, dismissing it as right-wing hyperbole.  But what is the difference?  Formal or informal, through modern armies or tribal warriors, invasions are objects of concern because they determine who controls a land and its resources.

United Nations:  Trump Must Allow Caravan Migrants into America.  International officials with the United Nations (UN) Refugee Agency say President Trump must allow a caravan of Central Americans into the United States to seek asylum.  As Breitbart News has chronicled, migrants with an at least 7,000-strong caravan have repeatedly admitted that they are traveling to the U.S. to seek jobs, re-enter the U.S. as previously deported illegal aliens, and flee crime.  One previously deported illegal alien with the caravan even admitted that he was convicted of attempted murder in the U.S. None of these cases are eligible asylum claims.

Pelosi on Caravan:  Republicans Have 'Baseless Fear of Some Families 1,000 Miles Away from the Border'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi issued a statement about immigration on Friday in which she said Republicans were using "fearmongering rhetoric."  "The GOP is desperate to change the conversation from their assault on Americans' health care to the baseless fear of some families 1,000 miles away from the border," Pelosi said, referring to the "caravan" of thousands of people now heading north though Mexico toward the U.S. border.

Trump sends 5,200 troops backed by Blackhawks, drones and C-130s in the air to the Mexican border to 'deter' caravan from ever arriving.  The Pentagon is dispatching 5,200 active military troops to 'harden' the southern border and comply with President Donald Trump's order to deter an immigrant caravan the president called an 'invasion', it said Monday [10/29/2018].  Eight hundred troops were already en route Monday — a force the Defense Department is dramatically increasing by adding helicopter companies and engineers who are bringing 'heavy equipment.'  In total DOD is sending 5,200 troops to 'harden' the border, the Pentagon said at a briefing Monday.

Trump can refuse to accept asylum applications.  Many people mistakenly believe that asylum seekers have a right to apply for asylum in the United States.  The first paragraph in the Immigration and Nationality Act's (INA) asylum provisions provides that aliens physically present in the United States "may" apply for asylum.  But the second paragraph provides the following three exceptions, and asylum may be denied on the basis of disqualifying conduct, such as having been convicted of a particularly serious crime.

Migrant caravan halfway through journey to U.S.  Thousands of migrants who are enduring brutal conditions on their journey are determined to reach the United States border, despite an offer of refuge in Mexico.

Migrants in Caravan Reject Mexico's Offer for Help, Heading to U.S. Instead.  Mexico's government unveiled a plan to provide employment, health care, and education to thousands of Central American migrants who are part of the caravan that is traveling from Honduras towards the U.S border.

Migrants in Caravan Turn Down Mexican Offer of Work Permits, Asylum.  Only about 1700 of the estimated 7,000 Central American refugees in a caravan heading to the U.S. border have accepted an offer from the Mexican government for asylum.  The rest, now about 1,000 miles from the U.S. border, are continuing on their way.  The Mexican offer of asylum seems fairly substantial.

Migrants nix offer to stay in Mexico.  Hundreds of Mexican federal officers carrying plastic shields blocked a Central American caravan from advancing toward the United States on Saturday, after a group of several thousand migrants turned down the chance to apply for refugee status and obtain a Mexican offer of benefits.

David Clarke: '14 or 15 Thousand People Storming Your Border Is an Invasion'.  David Clarke, former Milwaukee sheriff and current spokesperson for America First Action, told Breitbart News that a migrant caravan approaching the U.S. is "an invasion." [...] Clarke said, "I want to thank the president for remaining firm on protecting the southern border from this trespassing.  This is an invasion of the United States.  Illegal immigration has boiled to the top of issues going into the midterms. ... It will remain a top issue."

Mattis: Military moving equipment to border ahead of migrant caravan.  The U.S. military has already begun delivering jersey barriers to the southern border in conjunction with plans to deploy active duty troops there, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday as a caravan of Central Americans slowly heads across Mexico toward the United States.

Only Congress Can Prevent the Next Border Surge.  A thousand miles or so from the southern U.S. border, Central American migrants are on the march.  What began with around 5,000 people has swelled to as many as 14,000 — and possibly more.  They have traveled on foot approximately 500 miles so far, walking through immigration checkpoints in Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico with minimal resistance.  Their stated aim is to enter the United States, even if they have to break our laws to do it.

Migrant caravan to rest following report of abducted child.  Coordinators of a caravan of several thousand Central American migrants moving through southern Mexico urged its members to rest Sunday.  At first the migrants vowed to press on anyway but later changed their minds amid reports that a child had been abducted.

The Caravan Exposes the Democrats.  Shouldn't it be easy for Pelosi and Schumer to just say that the people in the caravan should not be allowed to walk right into the country, that any legitimate asylum claims will be processed according to the normal fashion, and that they advise anyone, especially vulnerable people, against making a 1,000-mile journey through Mexico with people they do not know?  Maybe it should be easy to say that, but it isn't.  In a way, it's odd that Democrats can't at least pay lip service to immigration enforcement.  After all, their recent promises on the matter have been taken in the same spirit as Hillary Clinton's and Barack Obama's onetime opposition to same-sex marriage.  These are things Democrats feel compelled to say to appease a retrograde electorate, but they don't mean it and they won't follow through on it.

Democrats Using Cloward-Piven as their Midterm Hail Mary Pass.  Cloward-Piven is a political strategy first described in 1966, by two Columbia University sociologists, Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven.  This was published appropriately in the far-left The Nation, the oldest continuously published news magazine in the country.  Cloward-Piven's goal was the creation of, "A political crisis would result that could lead to legislation for a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty."  The objective was chaos and turmoil, or in their words, "A massive drive to recruit the poor onto the welfare rolls."  This would be followed by, "A federal program of income redistribution has become necessary to elevate the poor en masse from poverty."

Bad Hombres Found In Migrant Caravan Approaching America.  It won't be a shock for you to read that some really bad hombres have been discovered to be among the migrant caravan, some 7,000 strong, walking towards the southern border of America.  The folks at Judicial Watch have interviewed some who have previously been deported and are now trying to get back in and some more nefarious characters, like human traffickers.  They've also met with Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales. [...] The narrative being pushed by the gullible media is that these Central Americans are poor and hungry, looking for jobs and a better life.  However, that's a pretty big fantasy in the minds of regular Americans who watch news coverage of a stream of people walking towards America demanding to be let in.  When interviewed, the same talking points are offered and the whole thing seems to be staged.

Migrant caravan, rejecting Mexican offers, continues drive north.  More than a hundred Mexican federal officers carrying plastic shields abandoned a blockade they had formed on a bridge Saturday, allowing a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants to advance toward the United States.  The officers ended the standoff after representatives from Mexico's National Human Rights Commission told police that a rural stretch of highway without shade, toilets or water was no place for migrants to entertain offers of asylum in Mexico.  Police boarded buses and headed further down the highway, while migrants cheered and vowed to trek all the way to the U.S. border.

San Francisco to Allow Illegal Aliens to Vote.  In July, the Department of Elections issued voter registration forms to illegal aliens to vote for members of the San Francisco Board of Education in the 2018 election, reported ABC7 News.  Now that the illegals are registered and ready, they will be voting in November.

The Dem Plan To Turn Their Open Border Dream Into America's Nightmare.  Hypothetically, if an FBI agent obtained a warrant to raid a drug trafficker's house and arrest him, but the trafficker had a minor daughter home with him, [Senator] Feinstein's bill would prohibit the FBI agents, while arresting a drug trafficker, from separating the child from her father. [...] Smugglers and drug traffickers know that using children to pose as a family unit will grant them entry into the U.S. and enable them to evade the consequences of their criminal action. [...] According to the U.S. Department Of Homeland Security (DHS), there has been "a staggering increase in the number of illegal aliens using children to pose as family units in order to gain entry into the U.S."

Trump is right, mainstream media is wrong on terrorist threat from migrant caravan.  During the waning months of the Obama administration, none other than former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson sent out a memo to law enforcement agencies with the subject line, "Cross-Border Movement of Special Interest Aliens".  According to DHS' official definition, Special Interest Aliens (SIAs) are individuals from 35 countries that "have shown a tendency to promote, produce, or protect terrorist organizations," aka countries from the Middle East or those in Africa and Asia with a presence of terrorist networks.  The Johnson memo called for the creation of a "multi-DHS Component SIA Joint Action Group" designed to "counter the threats posed by the smuggling of SIAs" and "the increased global movement of SIAs" in order to eventually "bring down organizations involved in the smuggling of SIAs into and within the United States."  As Todd Bensman of Center for Immigration Studies observed, the memo was "unusual in the sense that they demanded the 'immediate attention' of the nation's most senior immigration and border security leaders to counter such an obscure terrorism threat."  Bensman is a former intelligence officer for Texas Department of Public Safety.  Of course, this plan never came to fruition but the fact that someone as liberal as Jeh Johnson found a need to warn about "the increased global involvement of SIAs" should be very concerning to all of us.

Hundreds of US troops heading to the border to deal with migrant caravan, official says.  Hundreds of U.S. troops are set to make their way to the southern border to help Homeland Security and the National Guard as a caravan with thousands of migrants pushes north with the goal of crossing into America, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News on Thursday [10/25/2018].  The official said roughly 800 soldiers will be sent to the area to offer "logistical support," including providing tents and vehicles.  It's not immediately clear which units are being tasked with the mission as details are still being finalized.

Washington State's ridiculous 'vote boxes' degrade the franchise for everyone.  When [the Democrats] attack our duly elected officials and the Constitution, they are personally attacking you for your measured and thoughtful choices.  Their most egregious trick may yet occur when the next band of illegals arrives at our southern border.  Will the Democratic Party's tainted ethos arrange for these people to acquire motor voter cards along with food stamps and housing vouchers?  Americans are convinced that the Democrats are behind those male-populated mobs marching northward, just as they were during President Obama's blatant emigrant invitation in 2014, when the emigrant trains traveled through Central America to our borders.  Does anyone know how many were allowed in?  Will the new wave be here in time for the midterms?

Trump says he 'agrees with Obama 100%' as he shared clip of former president saying 'We cannot allow people to pour into the country undocumented'.  President Trump retrieved an old video of Barack Obama speaking in favor of a strict immigration policy and surprisingly tweeted out his support for the statement Tuesday afternoon [10/23/2018].  Obama, who was a senator from Illinois at the time, said in the C-SPAN clip:  'We are generous and welcoming people here in the United States, but those who enter the country illegally, and those who employ them disrespect the rule of law and they are showing disregard for those who are following the law.

Illegal Immigration Hurts Black Americans Most.  In the 19th century, savvy American saloon-owners offered free lunches to attract noontime patrons.  Inevitably, the diners would get thirsty and buy expensive drinks — thus was born the expression, "there's no such thing as a free lunch."  Despite its humble origins, the phrase captures a deep and omnipresent truth: everything has a price, an opportunity cost, a trade-off.  This is as true of lunches as it is of America's immigration policy.  Although The Economist's propaganda-artists claim otherwise, mass immigration does not enrich all Americans.  There are obvious winners and losers.  The winners are wealthy Americans and the immigrants themselves; the losers are everyone else, especially the working class, Millennials, and black Americans.

Legal immigration enriches America — Illegal immigration doesn't.  I'm a George W. Bush, pro-immigration reform Republican, the son of an immigrant and someone who welcomes legal immigrants to our country.  But the caravan of roughly 7,000 would-be asylum seekers marching through Mexico toward the U.S. represents all that is wrong with our immigration system.  The people marching here would be better served if they applied to come to America legally.  If they try to come here illegally they should not be let in.  One of the reasons the U.S. is attractive to immigrants is because we are a nation of laws.  But that doesn't mean that the first thing immigrants can do is break the law to get here.  They can't.

Turn the caravan around — the US is not a dumping ground.  With all of the coverage regarding the Honduran caravan marching toward the U.S. border, it's time to have a conversation about who we want to be as a country in the future.  Not in the distant future, but in the very near future; maybe less than 10 years from now.  Because what we decide to do today will set the tone for the next several generations.  Like nails on a chalkboard, we keep hearing Democrats and left-wing activists talk about these desperate immigrants seeking asylum and refuge from dysfunctional societies.  We are told that it's about "humanity first" and that we have a moral obligation to take them in.  However, we should not be fooled by the emotional reactions (and political maneuverings) of those who claim to speak for the caravan.  The United States is under zero moral obligations to take citizens from misgoverned countries around the globe.

Flag-burning foreigners : AP Photo
Hondurans Paint Swastika On American Flag, Set It On Fire; Wave Honduran Flags, Give Us The Finger.  These are the people demanding we open our borders.  You can see this photo as the very final image in this Associated Press slideshow covering the migrant caravan headed to the US.

Trump could win big with executive order halting caravan.  President Donald Trump is mulling an executive order that would stop the caravan in its tracks and send the thousands and thousands of people trying to cross America's borders back to their homes.  That makes perfect sense.  It's a viable solution that would lead to a redefining of asylum seekers — a honing, of sorts, of the criteria that determines who gets into the country versus who gets refused.  The left will fight.  But remember the travel ban?  This is the same left that was just slapped by the Supreme Court when justices ruled Trump does indeed have the power to keep out those deemed "detrimental to the interests of the United States."  With that court wind at his back, Trump stands a good chance of defeating any legal challenges to come over an executive order that has the practical effect of stopping this caravan in its tracks.

Obama Ridicules Fears Over Migrant Caravans Headed to US.  Campaigning in Wisconsin on Friday for Democrats running in next month's mid-term elections, former President Barack Obama ridiculed Americans who are fearful of the migrant caravans headed to the United States via Mexico and the politicians who are making stopping mass illegal immigration a campaign issue.  Several caravans comprised of thousands of migrants mostly from Central America are currently making their way from Honduras through Guatemala and on into Mexico with the goal of claiming asylum in the United States.  Obama spoke in a haughty, comedic voice, raising his pitch and using his arms and hands to make exaggerated points of ridicule.

Mexican Police Stop Buses and Trucks — Force Them to Take Caravan Immigrants North to US Border.  The illegal immigrant caravan of mostly military-aged Honduran males has swelled to over 14,000 people as it marches up Mexico to the US border.  The DHS confirmed this week that gang members and other dangerous criminals are embedded in the caravan.  Migrants from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia have also latched onto the caravan, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

The media's shameful coverage of Central American 'caravan'.  Television journalism soars when reporters find a way to answer the questions viewers are asking their TV screens while watching coverage of a major event.  That's why it was maddening and frustrating to watch this past week's coverage of the so-called "caravan" of thousands of Hondurans, Guatemalans and Salvadorans plowing through Mexico's southern border and their subsequent march toward the United States.  I found myself yelling the same question at my television screen over and over:  "Who is paying for this?" I asked in vain as embedded reporters interviewed various Central Americans about the hardships in their native countries.  "Who is organizing this?" I yelled.  But, for some reason, the reporters never asked the question.

The Pentagon Isn't Serious About Stopping the Caravan.  In April of this year, Secretary of Defense James Mattis approved a memo ordering the deployment of up to 4,000 U.S. National Guardsmen to the southwestern border (provided that the governors of border states approve of the action and that the Department of Homeland Security reimburse the Department of Defense for its troubles).  Yet, the DoD instituted such strict rules of engagement for the National Guardsmen that they've proven useless to the Border Patrol.  What's more, the 800 active-duty troops that are being deployed to the border are not charged with providing physical support of the Border Patrol and National Guard.  Instead, the Pentagon has opted to send its doctors, lawyers, and engineers.  What do you think military doctors, engineers, and lawyers are going to do to turn back the human wave threatening America's porous southwest?  (Hint:  they're not going to physically turn back that caravan; they're going to accommodate it in all likelihood!)  As I reported earlier this year, the Pentagon has already approved the Department of Homeland Security's request to turn unused areas of large U.S. military bases along the southwestern border into tent cities.  Clearly, the Pentagon has decided to engage in its own bit of policymaking, regardless of what the president has ordered — or what the American people want (and what the United States Constitution outlines).

Mexico Offers to Provide Jobs, Education to Caravan Migrants.  Mexico's government unveiled a plan to provide employment, health care, and education to thousands of Central American migrants who are part of the caravan that is traveling from Honduras towards the U.S border.  This week, Mexico's government unveiled their plan called "Estas En Tu Casa" or "You Are in Your Home."  The program provides the migrants with temporary employment, access to government-funded health care, and education for their children.  The migrants who take part in the program will be employed in the cleaning and maintenance of public buildings and roads.  As Breitbart News has reported, thousands of migrants from Honduras are making their way into Mexico in an effort to reach the U.S. Border.  The caravan has caused international tension as the U.S. government threatened to remove international aid to Central America if the caravan is not stopped.

So much for 'refuge.' Caravan army turns up its nose at Mexico's generous offer of asylum.  If there's anything that points to the political nature of the thousands-strong migrant caravan heading north to the U.S., it's the migrants' rejection of Mexico's generous offer of political asylum, along with jobs, medical care, and big benefit packages.  According to this Associated Press report, they'd rather confront Trump. [...]

Look at Europe - The Road to Hell Is Littered with Migrant Caravans.  Estimates vary that there are between ten and twenty million illegal aliens already in the United States so one would think that a few thousand third world peasants aren't going to make a difference.  Should they succeed and be allowed entry the repercussions will be far reaching and devastating.  Without immigration reform the precedent would make America's borders redundant and therefore encourage further caravans, not only from neighboring countries, but from around the world.  The trickle will become a deluge.  Once regularized with documentation, their path to citizenship would have to be extended to the millions of other illegal aliens already in residence altering the demographic balance and thereby guaranteeing power to the globalist elite in perpetuity.

Kobach: The Caravan Is a Consequence of Rewarding Illegal Immigration.  The open-borders Left and their talking heads in the media are falsely describing the caravan's trek as a "humanitarian crisis."  But that is nonsense.  There is no war or drought in Central America that the migrants are fleeing.  They are simply coming to the United States en masse for economic reasons, hoping that their immense numbers swamp our immigration system or that they can otherwise find a way into the country.  The caravan is a perfect storm of problems that cause illegal immigration.  It illustrates the fecklessness of foreign governments like Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador that receive more than $500 million in foreign aid from the United States but can't be bothered to lift a finger on America's behalf when their own citizens threaten to invade our southern border.  It also illustrates the complete lack of respect for American sovereignty and American law by the illegal alien felons who have been deported multiple times and are now joining the ranks of the caravan.  For example, six-time deportee Anthony Fuentes is hoping to make his seventh entry into the United States with the caravan.

Guess who's speaking out against caravan border-jumpers.  Latinos and Hispanics legally here in the U.S. are speaking out against the caravan heading north from Honduras to the U.S.  That was the report from Univision, which is hardly a conservative news site. [...] I know one working-class family in the construction industry that was originally from the Guadalajara area, refugees from the Cristero persecution of the early 20th century, who moved to Glendale to get away from all the illegals and their mayhem around South Pasadena.  They can't stand lawbreaking, including immigration lawbreaking.

Border walls only work if illegal immigration is illegal.  Once they are here, there are thousands of pro bono lawyers who can petition lawless lower courts to violate our sovereignty and make it impossible to deport them.  Thus, rather than trying to avoid detection by our border agents, the illegal invaders actually seek them out.  This is where understanding the use of a border wall comes into play.  A border wall is a very effective force multiplier for the Border Patrol if the goal of apprehension is to immediately block or deport those apprehended and that message is conveyed to the would-be trespasser.  While it is possible for physically healthy people to climb most walls, it takes some time, especially if a group of people is trying to come over together.  They would likely be apprehended by the Border Patrol by the time they get over, or at least would fear the likelihood of such detection.  But here's the rub.  That only applies if we have sane policies where illegal immigration is, you know, illegal.  But if we allow courts to make a mockery of our clearly written laws, then rather than fearing detection, illegal immigrants seek out detection.  Thus, they will not only come at points of entry to surrender themselves, they will climb the border wall anywhere between the points of entry and surrender themselves.

How to Handle the Caravans.  We've seen caravans before.  There was a 1,500-person caravan that marched north just this past April.  Of the band, only 400 actually reached the border and requested asylum.  On average, about 22 percent of asylum requests are granted.  Now, contrary to the tone of some left-leaning coverage, it is not inhumane to say that there is no "right" to enter the United States.  We don't have an open-door policy.  We have laws and procedures.  One of those is asylum.  The caravan coverage on the left is all about babies in strollers and desperate women seeking refuge from criminals.  And those stories are heart-wrenching.  What they rarely acknowledge is that many migrants, especially able-bodied young men, are simply seeking a better life.  There's nothing immoral about that (in their place, I would do the same), but neither do you get priority in immigration just because you live in a miserable country nearby.  To abolish ICE, as some on the left demand, would be the equivalent of throwing open the borders.

Progressives are using migrant caravan for twisted political game before midterm elections.  Is America the greatest nation in human history?  Or is it the worst?  If you listen to progressives, it's impossible to tell.  That's because on the one hand, those on the left say our country is at its darkest moment ever, about to collapse under the weight of bigotry and prejudice.  But on the other hand, they're cheering the roughly 7,000 Central American migrants now making the trek through Mexico toward the U.S. border, assuring them that the American Dream awaits.  This doesn't add up.  Progressives are talking out of both sides of their mouths, showing that they're cynics as well as hypocrites.  If they actually believed that America is as awful as they claim, they'd be acting as if this were an irradiated wasteland, warning non-Americans to stay as far as away as possible.  In truth, progressives are playing a twisted political game.  The migrants are genuinely destitute and the victims of corrupt, socialist governments — and their lives are being risked to score partisan points.  They're being turned into unwitting pawns.

Guess Who's Funding the Invasion of America.  Four years of recession and the world's highest inflation have plunged millions of Venezuelans into poverty under President Nicolas Maduro's authoritarian socialist regime.  Suicides are rapidly rising across this once-wealthy nation, plagued by hyperinflation, hunger and mass emigration.  Bodies at morgues in Venezuelan are reportedly exploding from rot.  Amid desperate food shortages, towns and cities across Venezuela face an outbreak of looting and mob violence.  Angry about empty supermarket shelves and soaring prices, some people are breaking into warehouses.  They're ransacking food trucks and invading outlying farms.  Further, hungry mobs are even slaughtering cattle grazing in fields, as unrest over food shortages spread through the country.  Venezuelan citizens are said to be eating their pets.  But their government doesn't care.  What they do care about is making Donald Trump look bad.

US to 'deploy 800 troops to border' ahead of caravan.  Defence Secretary James Mattis is expected to deploy around 800 troops to the US-Mexico border to stop a migrant caravan, US media say.  The soldiers would assist with fencing and support at key points along the southern border, administration officials tell CNN.  The caravan of thousands of Central American migrants is making its way toward the US through Mexico.  President Donald Trump said on Thursday [10/25/2018] he was "bringing out the military".

Global Refugee Roundup:  Spanish Caravan Edition.  In an ominous, landlocked, real-life version of the dystopian novel The Camp of the Saints, the refugees are coming en masse.  They started as a group of 160.  Within days there were ten times as many.  As of this writing, an estimated 14,000 Central American migrants are walking in a caravan that started in Honduras and intends to illegally cross the US/Mexico border in Texas.  Honduras is a country of 9.4 million people.  For the past few years it has had one of the world's highest homicide rates.  About two thirds of its residents make about $2 per day.  They're coming to America for a better life, but are they bringing a far worse life along with them?

O'Rourke Campaign Won't Comment Yet on the Migrant Caravan Marching Toward the US Border.  Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke's campaign would not share his views about the migrant caravan filled with thousands of people from Central America traveling through Mexico toward the U.S., when asked by The Daily Caller News Foundation.  In an email to TheDCNF, O'Rourke's campaign responded to an inquiry regarding the caravan, saying the Texas Democrat does not yet have anything to say about the migrant caravan approaching, and sending a link to an immigration section on O'Rourke's campaign website, which touts his lax immigration views.

The Caravan Is Real.  We have borders, and should enforce them.  Whatever Trump's exaggerations, the caravan itself isn't a fabrication.  It started as a group of 160 people in Honduras.  It quickly grew to 1,600.  Guatemala tried to close its border to the migrants, but rapidly gave in.  By the time the caravan reached the Mexican border, it had gathered about 3,000 people, and grew to as large as 7,000 as it crossed into Mexico.  The media has run with the story because it isn't every day that a group of thousands of migrants crashes through a Mexican border-crossing in defiance of the governments of Mexico and the United States.

Caravan clash is coming — and the left can't wait.  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a televised press conference that the thousands of people walking from Central America to the United States would not be allowed to cross.  No, not under any circumstances.  And because he means it — and because this long trail of unruly, unconcerned-with-law people mean to cross — the end result, in the eyes of common sense, means a clash is coming.  A physical clash.  One of violence and bruisings and injuries and perhaps even bloodshed.  The only thing left to decide are the details:  What kind of clash that will be, where that clash will occur, how many that clash will include.

On the border in El Paso, the migrants arrive so regularly there's a housing crunch.  While President Trump railed against a migrant caravan wending its way north through Mexico this week, hundreds of Central American immigrant families had already arrived at the border and been released into the U.S. by authorities.  The influx, unrelated to the caravan, has crowded immigration holding areas and detention centers across the Southwest.  The Border Patrol has released so many families, advocacy groups in Arizona and Texas have had to house them in churches and motels.  In El Paso, the nonprofit Annunciation House shelter expected to take in 1,200 migrants this week and 1,500 more next week.

Midterm Optics Are Bad for Progressives.  For progressives, the looming midterm elections apparently should not hinge on a booming economy, a near-record-low unemployment rate, a strong stock market and unprecedented energy production.  Instead, progressives hope that race and gender questions overshadow pocketbook issues.  The media is fixated on another caravan of foreign nationals flowing toward the United States from Central America.  More than 5,000 mostly Honduran migrants say they will cross through Mexico.  Then they plan to crash the American border, enter the U.S. illegally, claim refugee status and demand asylum.  Once inside the United States, the newcomers will count on a variety of ways to avoid deportation.

Media rolls out red carpet for invading horde — I mean 'caravan'.  As the so-called US-bound "caravan" traveling through Mexico continues to swell, some questions arise that the media will not ask.  Who is funding these efforts?  How has it grown so quickly and what did the Democrats have to offer besides a bunch of cliches and bromides, and of course grandstanding?  If you have been watching other networks, you have been treated to sympathetic, overwrought coverage of this invading horde, which is anything but a "caravan."  Mainstream news networks have dispatched teams of embedded reporters who are not so much covering the migrant mob as covering for it.  They highlight the wonderful camaraderie and welcoming spirit of the masses bent on breaking into our nation.  If you are skeptical, or dare to think our border should be secure, you are a "fear-monger" who doesn't treat people with proper respect.  Why, you may have even turned your back on the teachings of Christ, according to the previously militantly secular media.

Trump says MS-13, terrorists are part of caravan.  President Trump lashed out Monday afternoon at Central American countries he said "did nothing" to stop the migrant caravan heading north toward the U.S., saying it was a betrayal of the money the U.S. has sent them.  "We give them hundreds of millions of dollars, they do nothing for us," the president said at the White House as he prepared to depart for a campaign trip to Texas.  He was speaking specifically of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, the three countries that account for most of the children and families flowing north in recent years.

Pro-migration firebrand who started the migrant caravan:  Honduran radio host encouraged people to band together for safety.  The man behind the migrant caravan currently snaking its way towards the US has been revealed as a former Honduran lawmaker and radio host.  Bartolo Fuentes, who lives in the capital Tegucigalpa, said it all began when he tried to help a few dozen migrants band together so they could go north with safety in numbers and support each other.  But things snowballed when HCH, the most-viewed TV news channel in Honduras, incorrectly reported that Fuentes was willing to pay transportation costs for anyone making the journey, he said.

Trump cites 2005 Obama remarks to support immigration policy.  President Trump turned to an unlikely source Tuesday evening [10/23/2018] to find support for his hard-line immigration policies:  his predecessor, Barack Obama.  Trump tweeted a 2005 video in which Obama, then a senator, made a statement against illegal immigration, accompanied by the comment "I agree with President Obama 100%".  "We are a generous and welcoming people here in the United States," Obama says in the 31-second clip.  "But those who enter the country illegally and those who employ them disrespect the rule of law and they are showing disregard for those who are following the law.  We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked, and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently and lawfully to become immigrants into this country."

Second migrant caravan in Guatemala heads toward Mexico.  A group of over a thousand Central Americans in Guatemala headed toward the Mexican border on Tuesday, as a larger caravan of migrants that has angered U.S. President Donald Trump paused in southern Mexico on its planned journey toward the U.S. border.

Man Traveling in Illegal Caravan Confirms Trump's Claim:  Of Course There Are Criminals Here.  Yesterday [10/22/2018] President Trump claimed there are a number of criminals traveling in the illegal caravan, which is now 7,000 people strong and making its way through Mexico to the United States. [...] His usual critics pounced, saying there is no evidence to back up his claim.  President Trump encouraged reporters to take their cameras and do some digging. [...] Turns out, he was right.  While violent criminals do not make up the majority of the caravan, there are some using it to get to the United States.

Caravan Activists Are Weaponizing Poor Central Americans.  For the second time this year, a caravan of Central American migrants is headed to the United States.  The group took off from San Pedro Sula earlier this week, a city located in the northern part of Honduras.  The caravan crossed into Guatemala on Wednesday and is expected to cross into Mexico as they travel to the U.S.'s southern border.  Originally the group started off in the few hundreds, they are now around 4,000 people.  This latest migrant caravan is another example of leftist groups grandstanding off of desperation and poverty.  The Northern Triangle region of Central America where El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are located is one of the most violent areas of the world.  Transnational organized criminal groups and violent street gangs destabilize these impoverished countries.  This leaves massive parts of the population vulnerable and with little means to survive.

Kamala Harris:  Americans Must be 'Welcoming,' 'Tolerant' to Caravan.  Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) — who is eyeing a 2020 presidential bid against President Trump — says the United States should be "welcoming" migrant caravans that arrive at the nation's southern border.  While campaigning for Democrats in Iowa, Harris told a CNN reporter that the U.S. response to the 7,000-strong migrant caravan of job-seekers and previously deported illegal aliens should be "welcoming" and "tolerant."

Would you use the military on the border?  Suppose the enemy were able to mobilize millions of people from the most poverty-stricken countries in the world and have them invade our country, using children as their shields.  Suppose further that those massive numbers of people just started walking toward our borders in open defiance of our immigration policies.  What would you, running the United States, be willing to do to stop the invasion?  President Trump says, if necessary, he'll use the U.S. military to shut down the border.  That will work if the military is prepared to take confrontational action against those who defy our laws and try to force their way in.  If the invaders employ their usual tactic, children will be in the front lines of the invasion.  Will the American public be willing to accept video clips of our soldiers pushing children backward to keep them from entering our land?  If the invasion becomes violent, will we see children being trampled and killed as layers of humanity move forward over the bodies of the fallen?  What our enemies are counting on is that Americans will be appalled by such scenes and call Trump a monster.

Trump meets with top brass, renews threat to send troops to the border.  Flanked by [Defense Secretary Jim] Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, Trump held court for about 14 minutes in the Cabinet room before a private meeting and dinner.  Just before dismissing the press, the president reiterated he's still considering dispatching the active-duty military to the southern border in response to a caravan of asylum-seeking immigrants marching north through Mexico.  "The military, not just the National Guard, the military is what I'm thinking about," Trump said.  "We can't have people coming into our country illegally."

So Venezuela was behind the great Honduras migrant caravan all along?  According to Vice President Mike Pence, Honduras's president, Juan Orlando Hernández, told him that the illegal migrant caravan heading from his country through Mexico on to the U.S. is the work of Chavista Venezuela, with that country's oil cash being employed to destabilize both countries. [...] The one clue we have starts with the two governments of Guatemala and Honduras, both of which have conservative, anti-Chavista governments.  They also have disgustingly rabid left-wing oppositions, the kind of people who openly admire Hugo Chávez and his utterly failed socialist revolution.  They like Cuba's government, too.  They are rabid left-wingers, and they seek above all to destabilize and topple the countries of their origin in order to see those countries join their heroes.  They can't get elected anymore, so this is what they do.

Vice President Mike Pence Reveals Central American Invasion Horde is:  "Financed by Venezuela".  Quietly within the deliberate words from Vice-President Mike Pence a revelation that explains the origination of the Central American invasion force.  For those who are not deep in the geopolitical weeds, the subtlety can pass unnoticed; for those who travel within the deepest international conflicts, Pence's words here are as subtle as a brick through a window:  [Video clip]

The Caravan to Nowhere.  These columns favor generous immigration and asylum for refugees.  But when migration becomes a political weapon to foment border chaos, leaders have no choice other than to step in and protect national security.  Exhibit A are the 4,000 or so Central Americans moving on foot through Mexico to the U.S.  Waves of humanity marching in lock step don't materialize spontaneously and neither has this "caravan."  This march is organized and not necessarily for the benefit of the migrants.  Mr. Trump has good reason to turn it back.  Not since the 1980 Mariel boatlift from Cuba has there been a similar attempt to overwhelm U.S. immigration law on the pretext of celebrating American freedom.  Thousands of Cubans made their way to Florida when Fidel Castro temporarily lifted his Havana Curtain, and American boats of every shape and size sailed into the Caribbean to collect them.

For Democrats, silence is consent on the immigrant caravan.  It's not really a "caravan," is it?  Those thousands of desperate migrants walking across Mexico, a massive crowd that grows by the day, are intent on forcing a confrontation at the U.S. border.  This crowd can be called many things, but "caravan" isn't one of them.  The approach of the desperate thousands from Central America has energized Republicans just days before the November elections.  President Donald Trump says the migrants will not be allowed to cross into the U.S. illegally.  Democrats call this fear-mongering, but among Democrats it has caused political paralysis, a self-destructive institutional passivity.  Democratic leaders want their members to stay silent.  And there's one thing about silence.  "Chi tace acconsente," says my barber, Raffaele Raia.  "He who is silent says 'yes'.  The silence is the consent.".

The Migrant Caravan May Give Republicans The Final Midterm Push They Need.  It started with several hundred people in Honduras on Oct. 12th.  In ten days, the "migrant caravan" of foreign citizens claiming they plan to stampede U.S. borders swelled to more than 7,000 people.  They have marched more than 1,000 miles across Honduras, Guatemala, and into Mexico, with apparently no resistance from those governments.  Many have seen the images of a seemingly endless flood of people as part of this "caravan."  They may still be a thousand miles away from the closest U.S.-Mexico border crossing point, but we can already feel their presence.

Liberals won't admit Trump was right about migrant caravans.  On the theory that you can judge a president by his critics, Donald Trump must be hitting the bull's-eye with his warnings about the migrants vowing to smash through our border.  We know this because the usual suspects — The New York Times and CNN, among others — are accusing Trump of making much ado about next to nothing. [...] Long gone are the days when readers could expect even a pretense of fairness from the Gray Lady.  But the bias, fused with an intentional blind eye regarding the origins, growing size and militancy of the caravan, is beyond the pale.  Consider that a trek that started with fewer than 200 people in Honduras suddenly ballooned to more than 7,500 as reports emerged of left-wing activists organizing the crowds.  Photos of the staggeringly long lines and of leaders breaking down fences between Guatemala and Mexico demonstrate there is legitimate reason for concern, especially when some leaders say they are determined to come to America.

Meet the man behind the migrant caravan headed to US.  Meet Bartolo Fuentes, the Honduran ex-lawmaker who helped launch the 7,000-strong caravan marching toward the United States — on a promise he says he never made.  In September, Fuentes began coordinating with groups dispersed throughout Honduras seeking to make the trek north.  The initial number of people involved was about 200.  A woman reportedly part of the caravan told TV anchors of Fuentes' efforts, and she mentioned "assistance."  The anchors then supposedly said Fuentes would pay migrants' food and transportation costs — which he denied in an interview.  Still, thousands took a chance, since a human-smuggling "coyote" charges upwards of $7,000 to take someone across the US border.

The Impending Alien Invasion.  [Scroll down]  Sanctuary cities beckon illegal aliens and the criminals, gang members, fugitives and terrorists among them, encouraging them and inducing them to head for the United States and claim "asylum."  However, when an individual flees his/her native country seeking asylum, they are supposed to apply for asylum in the first country that they enter.  Hondurans entering Guatemala, for example, should apply for asylum in Guatemala.  Furthermore, asylum claims are supposed to be solely based on the applicant demonstrating a "credible fear" that he/she faces persecution or worse, because of their race, religion, political views or other such factors.  Fleeing general violence in their home countries or seeking economic opportunities not available there are not considered grounds for asylum.

The Caravan Means the Wall Will Be Built.  If the caravan of thousands of prospective illegal aliens marching for our Southern border like an invading army has succeeded in one thing, it is that the wall finally will be built.  You can book it.  People are fed up.  And they damn well should be.  If it gets any worse — and it could — we might see an army of of our own citizen volunteers heading down to the border themselves to build it.  Talk about unintended consequences.  Try that one on your piano, George Soros or whatever assembled reactionary leftwing creeps instigated this escapade.

Bangladeshis Joined Migrant Caravan In Guatemala, Univision Correspondent Reports.  A Spanish language reporter who has spent weeks embedded with the migrant caravan said in a Friday report that people from Bangladesh had joined the mass of people trying to cross from Guatemala into Mexico.  Univision correspondent Francisco Santa Anna reported from the bridge separating Guatemala and Mexico.  The bridge has been packed with thousands of migrants demanding access to Mexico, with the ultimate goal of crossing the border of the United States illegally.  The caravan has now swelled to many thousands.

Caravan migrant army attacks Mexican cops, provisions itself robbing Mexican markets.  To hear the left tell it, the vast Honduran migrant caravan, as many as 10,000 strong now, crawling up to the U.S. border to illegally enter the U.S. couldn't possibly have criminals in its ranks.

Army Invasion:  Honduran Caravan Includes Military-Aged Male Migrants From Bangladesh, Haiti and Congo.  The migrant caravan from Honduras has been infiltrated by people from Bangladesh, Haiti, Congo and Sri Lanka, according to embedded reporters.  Thousands of military-aged, virile mostly Honduran males breached the Guatemala border gate over the weekend and stormed the Mexican border bridge; Mexican authorities ultimately let the caravan through.  A second caravan of 2,000 migrants formed on Sunday and started marching to Guatemala with a plan to reach the U.S. as their final destination.  According to a Univision correspondent, Bangladeshis joined the migrant caravan before it crossed from Guatemala into Mexico.

Louie Gohmert calls for RICO probe to find out who's paying for Honduras migrant caravan.  Who's financing the Honduras migrant caravan of illegal immigrants, with as many as 10,000 snaking their way into illegally entering the U.S.?  Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas has a sensible suggestion for finding out:  using the RICO statutes. [...] The question, which the incurious media show no sign of wanting to answer, is worth asking, given the expense the taxpayers will be saddled with as thousands of them openly climb over border fences, dare border officials to fire on them to stop them, worm their way in through asylum legal maneuvering, or put up big sob stories with photos of mothers and crying children as a means to get in and get the benefit packages.

Migrant caravan is a political gift to Trump.  Ever since President Trump came down a golden escalator in 2015 to announce his candidacy, the national conversation surrounding illegal immigration has never been the same.  But what is often missed in his blunt talk and the hysteria it creates is that President Trump understands Americans' desire for law and order.  He also understands their need to feel safe.  The recent caravan of thousands of migrants from Central America who are seeking asylum in the United States underscores that point.  While the media focuses solely on the humanitarian aspect of it, images and video of migrants lawlessly tearing down the gates into Mexico are a stark visual reminder of the need for increased border security.  With only two weeks until Election Day, President Trump should hammer this point home.

5,000 migrants camped out in Chiapas last night and resumed their march today.  The huge caravan of migrants, made up mainly of Hondurans fleeing poverty and violence but also Salvadorans and Guatemalans, set out this morning [10/22/2018] for Huixtla, a town about 40 kilometers north of Tapachula.

October surprise? 5 things that could rock the midterms.  [#2] As thousands of migrants continue their trek through Mexico toward the U.S. border, Trump has threatened to call in the military for reinforcement and slash aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.  The confrontation could escalate in the days ahead.  Trump has made illegal immigration a rallying cry for his Republican base throughout the midterm elections, and the thousands of Central Americans traveling toward the border have become a highly visible example.  He's heaped the blame for illegal immigration and the caravan, specifically, on Democrats.  "Every time you see a Caravan, or people illegally coming, or attempting to come, into our Country illegally, think of and blame the Democrats for not giving us the votes to change our pathetic Immigration Laws!" Trump tweeted.  "Remember the Midterms!"

President Trump Announces Aid Cuts to Multiple Countries Over Illegal Caravan.  President Trump announced Monday morning he is starting the process to cut or reduce aid to Central American countries that haven't stopped a caravan of illegal aliens.  Over the past few days, the caravan has grown from 4,000 people to 7,000.  Over the weekend, President Trump again threatened to seal off the border if Central American countries or Mexico couldn't control the flow north.  "I would call in the military and I would seal off the border.  I would close up the border.  If that happens, and if that continues to move forward, the caravan we're talking about," Trump said.  "I think some bad people started that caravan... you have some very, very bad people in the caravan.  But I will seal off the border before they come into this country."

Over 12,000 Illegals Caught in Last Three Weeks in Rio Grande Valley.  Thousands of illegal aliens are swarming the Texas border this month in advance of the migrant caravan marching through Mexico, prompting Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla, Jr., the Customs and Border Patrol Sector Chief of the Rio Grande Valley, to beg for help dealing with the onslaught of illegal aliens, gang members and drug cartel smugglers.  Just on Saturday [10/20/2018] over 700 illegal aliens were caught, with over 12,000 caught in the past three weeks.  In addition, safe houses have been busted and drug smugglers intercepted by the overstretched CBP in the Rio Grande Valley.

Donald Trump Alerts Military:  Migrant Caravan Now a National Emergency.  President Donald Trump alerted the military on Monday, as the caravan of migrants crossed into Mexico.  "I have alerted Border Patrol and Military that this is a National Emergy (sic)," Trump wrote on Twitter.  "Must change laws!"  The president announced the news after the caravan that originated in Honduras swarmed over the southern Mexico border over the weekend, increasing to 7,000 people.

DHS to 'closely monitor' caravan of migrants headed for US border.  Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Sunday that the agency is focused on rooting out potential criminal gang members who may seek to exploit a so-called "caravan" of Central American migrants seeking asylum in the U.S.  "While we closely monitor the caravan crisis, we must remain mindful of the transnational criminal organizations and other criminals that prey on the vulnerabilities of those undertaking the irregular migration journey," Nielsen said in a statement.  "We shall work with our partners in the region to investigate and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law all who seek to encourage and profit from irregular migration," she continued.

March-of-the Made-To-Order-Migrants, Fake News Played Out Before Our Very Eyes.  To see that the 5 to 7 thousand 'migrants' aren't coming to America for a better life only requires doing the math of the caravan, including its logistics and supplies.  It's a long 1,845 miles from Guatemala to El Paso, Texas for example, where the migrants were seen over the weekend crossing the border into Mexico.  The media wants you to believe that they are walking, having to have their painfully blistered feet attended to, and not being driven.  Averaging 20 miles a day (for the sake of the small children), they must arrive together, and if they want to arrive together then they have to go at the speed of the slowest members.  Unless that is, they pile children, the elderly and the feeble into trucks and buses so they can be waiting to rejoin the march when the walkers arrive.  From the point of start off, travelling at 20 miles a day, it would take 92 days for them to reach the U.S. border.  To make it to the border in time for the Election, they would have to travel roughly 131 miles a day.

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer Tell Democrats:  Ignore Migrant Caravan.  Democratic leaders are urging their party's 2018 candidates to ignore migration issues even as the fast-growing caravan of migrants walks northwards through Mexico.  On Sunday [10/21/2018], media reports said the caravan has grown to 7,000 people — up from 3,000 last week — and more people are seeking to join the migration.

Caravan migrant army attacks Mexican cops, provisions itself robbing Mexican markets.  To hear the left tell it, the vast Honduran migrant caravan, as many as 10,000 strong now, crawling up to the U.S. border to illegally enter the U.S. couldn't possibly have criminals in its ranks. [...] But Trump doesn't have to really prove anything, given that the migrants seem to be hell-bent on breaking immigration law even if they really are just the sweet little daisies portrayed by the press.  However, on Twitter, the evidence is mounting that Trump is right:  we are already seeing evidence that the marching group is acting like an invading army, with crimes such as assault and robbery as the horde snakes through Mexico northward.

Guatemalan president claims to have caught 100 ISIS operatives as thousands from the country march for US border.  Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales boasted on Thursday that under his guidance, security detail has been able to capture almost 100 ISIS terrorist.  Morales shared the news while giving a speech at the second Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America in Washington D.C. on October 11 and 12.  The president claimed that his administration has captured 'close to 100 people completely linked to terrorist issues, with ISIS and that not only have we arrested them within our territory, but they have been deported to their countries of origin.'

Pat Buchanan:  Migrant Caravan Is Trump's Chance to Stop 'Third World Invasion of the West'.  Populist conservative author and columnist Pat Buchanan says the migrant caravan of more than 4,000 Honduran and Central American nationals is President Trump's chance to demonstrate that he can stop the "third world invasion of the West."  During an interview with Raymond Arroyo on the Laura Ingraham Show, Buchanan said the migrant caravan headed to the U.S.-Mexico border is an opportunity for Trump ahead of the 2018 midterm elections to show that he has the willpower to stop mass immigration at America's borders.

Immigration Expert Jessica Vaughan:  Four Ways Trump Can Solve Migrant Caravan Crisis.  Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, offered four recommendations to President Donald Trump and his administration on how to solve the border crisis caused by the stream of migrant caravans seeking entry into the U.S. via Mexico. [...] Vaughan remarked, "But if they come as a group we could shut down a border crossing or shut down a part of the border.  It's been done before in order to shut down drug trafficking and make a statement.  When a DEA agent was killed in Mexico, we shut down the order to make a statement. ... It could be done. ... That might be what it comes to, and I don't think Mexico wants to see that."

Soros's Human Caravan Slowed In Mexico But Still Pushing North.  Media reports indicate hundreds among the Soros-funded 'Human Caravan' from Honduras have turned back, fearing they will be arrested by Mexican authorities.  That still leaves an estimated three to five thousand more still pushing north, albeit more slowly now as the Mexican government half-heartedly attempts to halt the march even as President Donald Trump warns the Mexican government to do more to stop the attempted invasion into the United States.

Ragged, growing caravan of migrants resumes march toward US.  A growing caravan of Honduran migrants streamed through southern Mexico on Sunday [10/21/2018] heading toward the United States, after making an end-run around Mexican agents who briefly blocked them at the Guatemalan border.

Growing Invasion Force Overwhelms Mexican Authorities — Approximately 10,000 Now traveling through Mexico to U.S. Southern Border.  Despite media claims to the contrary, elected Mexican officials previously promised to allow the invasion of Central American migrants.  There is a history here.  The heavily financed horde of Central American migrants has overwhelmed the token resistance from Mexican military and advanced north toward the Southern U.S. border.  As described by the Associated Press today:  "growing army of migrants resumes march toward US."  This is a well financed, well organized, left-wing political operation strategically timed to reach the U.S. border and coincide with the 2018 mid-term election.  Estimates as to the number of economic migrants varies between 7,000 to 10,000 and the numbers are growing fast as they are now facilitated by, and joined by, ideological comrades within Mexico.

How Many Illegal Aliens Can Fit In A Car?  You might be surprised:  [Video clip]

Guatemala says some 2,000 migrants have returned to Honduras.  Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said on Saturday [10/20/2018] some 2,000 members of a largely Honduran migrant caravan have returned home to Honduras, a day after thousands of people in the procession were held up at a Guatemalan border crossing with Mexico.

Thousands Remain Defiantly on the Border Bridge, Others Broke Through.  At a rally in Scottsdale, Arizona, President Trump said, "This will be an election of Kavanaugh, the caravan, law and order and common sense. ... Remember it's gonna be an election of the caravan."  This is a serious national security threat.  Democrats in Congress are responsible.

Migration Horde Advances, Next Stop USA — Mexico Puts Up Token Resistance, Promises To Call on United Nations.  As expected the government of Mexico put up token resistance at their southern border (video laughable) and allows thousands of economic migrants passage to the U.S. Mexico border.  Rebuking the strongly worded demands of President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the insufferable Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray tells media his country will now call on the United Nations to intervene.

Texas Democrats [are] asking non-citizens to vote.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation has alerted the Justice Department to a gambit by Texas Democrats to get non-citizens to vote.  The state party sent out a voter registration form asking non-citizens to sign up, with the citizenship box already checked "yes." [...] This is an open invitation for voter fraud on a large scale, and the way the Democrats went about it defies belief: [...] How many other state Democratic Parties send out similar requests to non-citizens and haven't been caught?  Are we to believe that one party in one state came up with this idea all on its own?

Texas Dems ask noncitizens to register to vote, send applications with citizenship box pre-checked.  The Texas Democratic Party asked non-citizens to register to vote, sending out applications to immigrants with the box citizenship already checked "Yes," according to new complaints filed Thursday asking prosecutors to see what laws may have been broken.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation alerted district attorneys and the federal Justice Department to the pre-checked applications, and also included a signed affidavit from a man who said some of his relatives, who aren't citizens, received the mailing.  "This is how the Texas Democratic Party is inviting foreign influence in an election in a federal election cycle," said Logan Churchwell, spokesman for the PILF, a group that's made its mark policing states' voter registration practices.

Migrant Caravan Mystery Questions Need Answers.  [#1] Migrant Caravan or Violent Invasion?  I am not a geopolitical expert or historian, but that kinda look less like a caravan (and I have seen a few) and more like an invading army.  They are seen in many videos carrying the flag of the Honduras before them and chanting.  The leftwits may fall for this story of starving people crawling towards a better life.  I see an invading army.  And, speaking of starving... [#2] Who is feeding all of these people?  According to, 1,400 Hondurans left San Pedro Sula on October 14 (last Sunday) for Guatemala.  The invaders have grown to about 4,000 since then.  Do you have any idea how much food that would take?  Since they are on the move, they require more caloric intake than normal.  None of these people look as if they have missed a meal.  And who is keeping them hydrated?  For real.  I am not kidding.  Potable water trucks are somewhere out there.  We just need photos.

The Liberal Mob Must Be Stopped in November.  Democrats are actively encouraging illegal aliens to come to the country, no matter the damage to Americans.  They call it a "caravan," what it really is is a conga line of no-skilled, non-English speaking people marching up Central America to meet liberal activists at the border waiting to greet them with open arms and help them skirt our laws in the hope that they'll inspire American Hispanics to vote for them.  It's sick.  Even though our economy is booming, and there are more jobs than people looking for work, those jobs aren't for people illiterate in their native tongue, let alone unable to communicate in our language.  But Democrats have embraced this lie that somehow tens of millions of illegal aliens running up massive unpaid medical bills and whose children cost a fortune to educate are the key to economic growth.

Thousands of caravan migrants take shelter in southern Mexico.  Thousands of Central American migrants traveling together to enter the United States have hunkered down in shelters in a southern Mexico city along its border with Guatemala, according to local officials.

Police in Mexico try to stop caravan of Central American migrants determined to reach the US.  A caravan of thousands of footsore Central American migrants who say they are seeking refuge from violence in their countries was moving north Sunday under the close watch of an army of Mexican federal police in riot gear.  Mexican officials said federal police were staying in front of the caravan, which stretched about two miles and comprised of mostly people from Honduras and Guatemala, many of whom say they are determined to reach the U.S. border 1,700 miles away.

The Editor says...
As long as the mob is headed for the exit, on the U.S. side, I suspect the cops won't do much to slow them down.

Caravan swells to 5,000, advances toward U.S.  Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, a growing throng of Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border early Sunday [10/21/2018] in southern Mexico.  Their numbers swelled to about 5,000 overnight and at first light they set out walking toward the Mexican town of Tapachula, 10 abreast in a line stretching approximately a mile.

The Democrats wait with open arms.
Why caravan migrants wave Honduran flags and burn tires in front of U.S. embassy.  Waving the flag of the country they're desperate not to be sent back to, and burning tires in front of the Tegucigalpa-located embassy of the nation they're supposedly desperate to live in, the Honduras caravan migrants, their organizers and their supporters don't exactly come off as big fans of the United States.

Who is feeding the five thousand?
Migrant caravan re-forming to resume push north, uncertain if it can reach US.  About 2,000 Central American migrants who avoided Mexican law enforcement at a border bridge and swam or floated across from Guatemala have decided to reconstitute their mass caravan and continue the push north toward the U.S.  Gathered at a park in the border city of Ciudad Hidalgo, the migrants voted, then marched to the bridge to urge those still there to cross the river and join them, The Associated Press reported on Saturday night [10/20/2018].  "Let's all walk together!" and "Yes we can!" they cried, defying warnings to turn back this week from President Trump, who has sought to make immigration, border security and the human caravan from Central America priority campaign issues ahead of next month's midterm elections.

The Editor says...
Media bias alert:  "'Let's all walk together!' and 'Yes we can!' they cried," but I'll bet they weren't "crying" in English.

Migrant caravan grabs for American Dream, as immigrants forge unique challenge for US, Mexico.  The American Dream is alive and well ... in Guatemala, where Saturday night [10/20/2018] hundreds of immigrants grew frustrated with the pace of processing by Mexican officials and swarmed the Suchiate River, swimming, floating and pulling themselves across the muddy waters to reach the U.S.  The river separating Guatemala and Mexico is the primary crossing point for tens of thousands of Central American immigrants who migrate north each year looking for work and a better life in America.  Saturday night, however, when the sun went down, the river banks came alive, with hundreds of young Honduran men breaching the river to the chorus of fellow countrymen cheering them when they reached Mexican soil.  Police made no attempt to intervene.

Stretching for miles, 7,000-strong migrant caravan treks through stifling heat in southern Mexico.  A growing caravan of roughly 7,000 Central American immigrants continued its trek toward the United States on Sunday, blowing past Mexican police and immigration officials.  The group, which has swelled in size in recent days, set out before dawn on the only road out of the small Mexican border town of Ciudad Hidalgo.  It arrived in the afternoon in the city of Tapachula, more than 20 miles away.  The migrants, nearly all from the poor and violent nation of Honduras, posed a growing political and humanitarian calamity for Mexico, which has come under intense pressure from President Trump to stop them.

AP Changes Headline After Liberals Complain About Describing Illegal Caravan As 'Army Of Migrants'.  The Associated Press on Sunday changed a headline after a backlash from liberals furious at the AP for describing a caravan of illegal immigrants heading towards the United States as an "army of migrants."  "A ragged, growing army of migrants resumes march toward US," read the original headline on the AP story.  The AP later changed the headline to replace the word "army" with "caravan."  Though the AP has used the word "army" to refer to large groups of people besides migrants — including nurses and political activists — many on the political left criticized the wire service for its original headline.

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When conservatives complain about media bias, nothing changes.  When liberals complain, headlines change overnight.

As Caravan Approaches, Quit Lying about Immigration.  There's no such thing as undocumented immigrants or workers, as it is sometimes written, unless you mean actual U.S. citizens who have lost or had their IDs (social security cards, driver's licenses, passports, etc.) stolen.  The people being referred to — welcome them or not — are "illegal aliens," full stop, according to the law of the United States of America.  If you don't like that, change the law.  Say you're for open borders.  It's an honorable position, or was, even held by some libertarians at the Wall Street Journal years ago, not that Democrats are keen on being identified with libertarians.  But therein lies one of the Big Lies about immigration: that Democrats, liberals, progressives, whatever they want to call themselves this week, really want secure borders.  It's just the wall that bothers them.  Yeah, right.  What they want are votes and everyone, including them if they're faintly honest, knows it.  The pretense is they care about the downtrodden.

The caravan is an attack on America — Stop the caravan now.  The caravan of about 4,000 migrants from Central America seeking to enter Mexico and then the United States illegally is attempting to invade and attack the U.S. This assertion will almost certainly be denounced by the usual sources as being hateful or offensive, but it is long past time we stop letting the left prevent us from using words that clearly communicate reality.  The fact is:  Thousands of people have openly stated their intention to break American law and invade our country.  Other people, some of them Americans, are funding this deliberate effort to invade America.

The Latest:  UN calls on Mexico, US to respect migrants.  The U.N. special investigator on the human rights of migrants has a message for the Mexican and U.S. governments:  Respect the human rights of every person on the caravan heading from Central America and consider each case individually.

Mainstream media joins the Honduran 'caravan'.  The countdown is on for the arrival of what has come to be known as the "Honduran caravan" — an estimated 4,000 men, women, children and infants who left the troubled Honduran city of Pedro Sula last weekend on foot and by truck.  Saturday [10/20/2018] will mark a week on the march for the throng of hopefuls who plan to assemble on the U.S.-Mexico border and demand entry.  The caravan itself has become a complex political symbol that some observers say is yet another ploy by rival Democrats and a hostile news media to portray the president in a negative light as the midterm elections approach.

Caravan Migrant Says March to U.S. Border Is for Jobs, Not Asylum.  One of the more than 4,000 migrants traveling in a caravan from Honduras through Mexico and eventually to the U.S.-Mexico border admits that she is seeking a job and a community more safe from drugs, neither of which would make her eligible for asylum.  In an interview with NBC News, a migrant identified as Karen Aviles from Honduras traveling with the caravan said she was looking to go to the U.S. to get a job and to provide a safer area for her daughter, whom she said was getting involved in drugs.

'We are hungry!" Migrants wail at Mexico-Guatemala border.  Mexican authorities for a second straight day Saturday refused mass entry to a caravan of Central American migrants held up at the border with Guatemala, but began accepting small groups for asylum processing and gave out some 45-day visitor permits that would theoretically allow recipients time to reach the United States.

Trump: Democrats Obstruct Easy Fixes for Border Crisis, Caravan.  On Friday [10/19/2018], the caravan broke through barriers at the Guatemalan side of the border and rushed onto a bridge linking the two countries.  Mexican police used tear gas to stop the migrant column, which then stayed on the bridge during the night.  Mexican officials say they will allow 100 migrants through the barrier to seek asylum in Mexico.  Once in Mexico, officials expect most of the migrants to travel north to the U.S. border alongside thousands of other migrants who are being covertly trafficked into the U.S. by cartel-connected human smugglers.

Honduras's paid caravan 'refugees' exposed as frauds by Venezuela's real refugee.  To hear the left and its complicit press tell it, the great 4,000-strong caravan of Hondurans snaking through through Guatemala and Mexico on their way to the U.S. to claim asylum, are just desperate refugees, traveling in a group to ensure their safety.  That was how the New York Times wrote it up.  Well, no.  Turns out they're being paid, in money, standing in line for their paychecks.

Caravan migrants break Guatemala border fence, rush Mexico.  Some migrants are now forming lines on the bridge while others are sitting down and preparing for a long wait.

Honduran Migrants in Caravan Tear Down Border Gate in Guatemala [and] Storm Mexico Border.  The bulk of the Honduran migrant caravan reached the Mexican border late Thursday and hundreds of Mexican police were waiting and ready.  Chaos erupted as the Honduran caravan faced off with Mexican police on the border town of Tecun Uman Thursday [10/18/2018].  The organizer of Pueblo Sin Fronteras, Irineo Mujica was arrested by Mexican police and thrown into a white van.

Illegal Caravans Encouraged by Honduras and Soros.  Just in time for the midterms, another "spontaneous" migration from Central America began with a bevy of allegedly oppressed and downtrodden Hondurans leading the way.  Pressured by a threat from President Trump to cut aid to Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador if the caravan is not stopped, some moves by these governments have been made.  Yet evidence exists that these migrations are not spontaneous, with both of the governments in question encouraging them as a political and economic safety valve and a source of foreign currency, financed in part by foreign leftists with connections to George Soros.  As Fox News's Laura Ingraham noticed in a tweet, this is not a walk in a national park, but an expensive and arduous journey.

Trump threatens to deploy military, close border over migrant 'caravan'.  President Trump threatened to mobilize the military and even close the border if Mexico fails to stop the thousands of migrants heading toward the United States.  "I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught — and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!," the president announced in a tweet on Thursday [10/18/2018].  In another posting, he continued to blast Democrats for being weak on immigration and repeated warnings that he would curb aid to the Central American countries that do not halt the caravan.

Human Caravan Caught Being Paid To March From Honduras To U.S./Mexican Border.  And just in time for the Midterm Elections.  You can almost hear the drool dripping from the panting mouths of the Establishment Media as they prepare their soon-to-be 24/7 coverage of the "human tragedy" that they will allege is the result of Republican immigration policies.  Never mind that if President Trump would be granted the immigration policies he's advocated for no such caravans would ever occur and in fact, women and children would be far safer for it if some semblance of sanity was restored on America's southern border.  What is taking place in the video below is borderline evil and should not be supported by any Democrat or Republican — ever.

Honduran ex-lawmaker who helped arrange massive migrant caravan to US is detained.  A former Honduran lawmaker traveling with a caravan of migrants heading toward the U.S.-Mexico border was detained by authorities in Guatemala on Tuesday [10/16/2018] as President Trump threatened to arrest anyone entering the country illegally.  Ex-legislator Bartolo Fuentes, who is said to have organized the march, was detained by Guatemalan authorities after failing to register with migration officials upon entering the country.  Wilmer Simon Gomez and Michael Fajardo were among two others detained from the migrant group.

Organized Honduran Migrant Caravan Attempts to Reach U.S. Border to Coordinate with Mid-Term Election.  Last week there were six unique encounters between President Trump and U.S. journalists where the topic of illegal aliens and family border separations was brought up.  It seemed odd at the time because the issue has not been a topic within discussion.  These exchanges culminated in CBS correspondent Leslie Stahl asking the same question repeatedly during a 60 minutes interview on Sunday night [10/14/2018].  Now things become clear.  There are thousands of Honduran migrants traveling north to the U.S. border timed to arrive in conjunction with the mid-term election.  Obviously an engineered narrative timed by the political left and media allies.

Honduran government begs migrant caravan to turn back.  The Honduran government called on 2,000 immigrants Tuesday to give up their trek north and return home, just hours after President Trump threatened to withhold $65 million in U.S. money if the country's leaders don't find a way to head off the caravan.  Honduras's foreign ministry, in a statement reported by local news, said the caravan was being politically manipulated in order to make the country look bad, just days after leaders were in Washington promising better cooperation with the Trump administration.  But no matter what happens with this caravan, security experts say the U.S. is already being flooded with other caravans with hundreds of people on a near-daily basis, and that shows no signs of stopping.

25 Reasons I'm Not a Democrat.  [#5] Immigration is only good for America under certain conditions.  The number of people coming in each year needs to be controlled and reasonable; immigrants should be able to support themselves without getting on the dole and we should heavily emphasize assimilation.

Northbound migrant group doubles in size, enters Guatemala.  Up to 3,000 migrants crossed from Honduras into Guatemala on Monday on a trek northward, after a standoff with police in riot gear and warnings from Washington that migrants should not try to enter the United States illegally.

Trump warns Honduras to stop migrant caravan headed for U.S.  President Trump on Tuesday said he warned Honduras to stop a caravan of more than 1,000 migrants headed for the United States or else lose American aid.  "The United States has strongly informed the President of Honduras that if the large Caravan of people heading to the U.S. is not stopped and brought back to Honduras, no more money or aid will be given to Honduras, effective immediately!"  Mr. Trumptweeted.  The caravan of at least 1,600 crossed Monday [10/15/2018] into Guatemala, chanting "yes we can" as they defied the Guatemalan governments orders to stop.

Honduran migrant group grows, heading for United States.  A growing group of more than 1,500 Honduran migrants headed for the United States moved toward the Guatemalan border on Sunday [10/14/2018], witnesses and organizers said.

U.S. officials have been keeping migrants from crossing bridges.  Now, Mexico is doing the same.  [Scroll down]  Earlier this year, U.S. officials started turning migrants away before they could even reach the U.S. side of the bridge, telling them ports of entry were full.  On one bridge, U.S. Customs and Border Protection even erected a physical structure on the invisible line between the two countries.  But after asylum-seekers started camping out on the Mexican side of the bridges — sometimes sleeping on cardboard for days at a time — Mexican officials began blocking Central American migrants from entering those bridges at all.

Democratic Governor Candidate:  Illegals Part Of November 'Blue Wave'.  Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said this week that illegal aliens will be part of the Democratic Party's "blue wave" in the upcoming midterm elections.  Abrams made the remark while campaigning with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Tuesday at the Clayton County campaign office, the Free Beacon reported.  "The thing of it is, the blue wave is African American.  It is white.  It is Latino.  It is Asian-Pacific Islander," Abrams said.  "It is made up of those who've been told that they are not worthy of being here.  It is comprised of those who are documented and undocumented."

Costly path-to-citizenship program comes under fire.  U.S. Customs and Immigration empowers 866 regional centers around the country to oversee EB-5 investments.  Recent years have seen numerous high-profile scandals at the centers.  One in Vermont was shut down this summer over allegations its principals misused over $200 million in a Ponzi-like scheme.  The Securities and Exchange Commission charged a Florida center blew a large chunk of $43.9 million in EB-5 investments.  And last year in California, two fraudsters pled guilty to stealing millions from EB-5 investors and trying to sell visas to people on China's "100 Most Wanted List."

Georgia's Democratic Candidate For Governor Implies Illegal Immigrants Will Vote For Democrats.  Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said the alleged "blue wave" Democrats are expecting in the 2018 midterm elections is filled with "documented and undocumented" voters.  "The thing of it is, the blue wave is African American.  It is white.  It is Latino.  It is Asian-Pacific Islander," Abrams said at a Clayton County campaign office Tuesday in a video obtained by The Washington Free Beacon.  "It is made up of those who've been told that they are not worthy of being here.  It is comprised of those who are documented and undocumented."

Birthright Citizenship for Illegal Aliens Costs Taxpayers $2.4 Billion.  Children born to illegal-alien parents cost U.S. taxpayers $2.4 billion each year according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies.  The report concludes that of all births in the U.S. likely paid for by taxpayers, $5.3 billion is spent each year on children born to illegal alien or immigrant parents.  Analyzing government data, CIS says that roughly 1 in every 5 child[ren] born in the United States has a foreign-born mother, accounting for 791,000 births each year.  Of those, an estimated 290,000 children are born to illegal-alien parents each year.  CIS estimates that 67% of illegal-alien parents are either uninsured or have access to Medicaid.

Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono is Not Confused, She's Willfully Ignorant.  Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii is all kinds of confused, poor thing.  Yes, she's an elected Washington lawmaker.  NO, she apparently knows absolutely nothing about immigration law.  You see, I always figured that Mazie Horono — like most Democrats — was just willfully ignorant and embraced the liberal "absence of logic" ideology because that's how the left stays in power and that's the level of voter intelligence they cater to.  After observing Ms. Horono's exchange on Capitol Hill with an ICE official last Tuesday, I now realize the Senator from Hawaii isn't play acting.  What I saw was authentic, genuine dumb [...]

Trump Rule Rejects Migrants Who Cannot Speak English.  Federal officials will likely reject legal migrants' requests for visas or green cards if they cannot speak English, says a draft regulation from President Donald Trump's Department of Homeland Security.  "English language proficiency is a skill that also is relevant in determining whether an alien is likely to become a public charge in the future," says the draft "public charge" regulation.  The regulation is intended to help officials exclude migrants who will likely rely on American taxpayers for their health care, welfare, housing, and wages.

Poll: Plurality of Latinos 'Less Likely to Vote' for Candidates Who Want to Abolish ICE.  A plurality of Latino voters are "less likely to vote" for a candidate in the 2018 midterm elections who supports abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll.  The poll, released on Sunday, found that 36% of Hispanic voters said they are "less likely to vote" for a candidate who "favors abolishing ICE" while 33% said they are "more likely to vote."  Another 26% said there is "no difference" and 5% said they were "not sure."

Yale study:  Illegal immigrant population likely double, possibly triple previous estimates.  Professors at Yale University have roiled the immigration debate with a new study calculating there are between 16 million and 30 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. — as much as three times more than most demographers figure.  The professors' model looked at estimates of how many people came illegally, and how many people likely left, and concluded there are a lot more people who arrived than the 11 million suggested by traditional estimates.  The model says the most likely figure is double that, at about 22 million.  If true, the numbers would mean U.S. officials have done a poorer job of catching illegal immigrants than imagined, and that one out of every nine people living in the U.S. is here illegally.

Ivy League Study:  Illegal Population is 22 Million, Double Establishment Estimate.  The population of illegal migrants is roughly 22 million, or twice the establishment estimate of 11 million, say three professors from Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  The shocking estimate will force establishment politicians and pro-migration advocates to recalculate the estimated impact of the huge illegal population on wages and salaries, on crime rates, welfare consumption, rental and real-estate prices, productivity rates, and the distribution of job-creating investment funds to coastal vs. heartland states.

Study finds there are over 22million undocumented immigrants in the US — more than double previous estimate.  A new study has found that the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States is more than double what was previously estimated.  Two Yale professors and an instructor at MIT Sloan School of Management conducted the extensive research and found that there are 22.1 million illegal immigrants in the country.  The widely estimated number is thought to be around 11.3 million, but researchers Edward Kaplan, Jonathan Feinstein and Mohammad Fazel-Zarandi claim that is way off.

'Don't Be Fooled by Leftist Lies' About the Immigration Explosion.  When did our immigration system start functioning like a charity to benefit third-world countries rather than America?  When did it become the case that the interests of foreigners should take precedent over those of American citizens?  It's a peculiar thing.  A massive wave of third-world immigration has been engulfing America for half a century, yet all American citizens hear about from the "lamestream" media is what a racist, intolerant country we have.  As their thinking goes, if we don't openly accept millions of individuals who have no desire to embrace the language, culture and values that made America the greatest country in the history of the world, then we must be racists.  It's not the elites who have suffered the consequences of hundreds of thousands of unvetted foreigners flocking to the United States or had their communities transformed, endangered and eroded by 10 million illegal aliens.  It's the average American citizen who bears that burden.

ICE arrested immigrants who came forward to take in undocumented children.  Federal officers have arrested dozens of immigrants who came forward to take care of immigrant children in government custody, and the Trump administration is pledging to go after more.  The news will serve as confirmation of the worst fears of immigrants and their advocates:  that a recent move by President Donald Trump's administration to more fully vet people who come forward to care for undocumented immigrant children who are alone in the US has been a way for the administration to track down and arrest more undocumented immigrants.

Are We on the Verge of Civil War?  Legal, diverse, meritocratic and measured immigration has always been America's great strength.  Assimilation, integration, and intermarriage within the melting pot used to turn new arrivals into grateful Americans in a generation or two.  But when immigration is often illegal, not diverse and massive, then balkanization follows.  Currently, the country hosts 60 million non-natives — the largest number of immigrants in America's history.  Yet unlike the past, America often does not ask new immigrants to learn English and assimilate as quickly as possible.  Immigration is instead politicized.  Newcomers are seen as potentially useful voting blocs.  Tribalism is the new American norm.

'Serial killer' working as border patrol agent suspected of deaths of 4 women.  Texas authorities charged a US Border Patrol supervisor with murder following what they called a two-week serial killing spree that left four female sex workers dead and ended when a fifth woman escaped at a service station and found help.

1-in-7 US residents are immigrants, 44.5 million, most ever.  The percentage of the U.S population that is immigrant has reached the highest level in 107 years, with nearly one-in-seven being foreign born, according to new data from the Census Bureau.  An analysis of the data by the Center for Immigration Studies said that there are 44.5 million legal and illegal immigrants in the country, the highest ever in U.S. history, with the most from Latin America.

US has its highest foreign-born population in over a century.  The United States had the highest share of foreigners living in the country last year since 1910, according to a new analysis of census data.  Immigrants represented 13.7 percent of the population in 2017, up from 13.5 percent in 2015 and the highest percentage since the 14.7 percent in 1910.  Today's immigrants are better educated than their predecessors, and a lot more are Asians, according to an analysis by the Brookings Institution released Thursday [9/13/2018].

California DMV Gives Illegal Voters a Surge.  Last week California's Department of Motor Vehicles sent 23,000 "erroneous" voter registrations to the office of Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who maintains the list of registered voters.  The DMV blamed it technical errors and said none of the erroneous registrations involved undocumented immigrants.  Padilla was "extremely disappointed and deeply frustrated" and the DMV assured him it wouldn't happen again.  Legitimate voters have good reason to believe Padilla was not disappointed but delighted.  The odds are strong that illegals make up most if not all of the newly registered voters.  The registrations of illegals will be happening again, in greater numbers, as the November election approaches.  The day after the 23,000 registrations made news, it emerged that from late April to early August, the DMV registered 182,000 "new voters," with the largest number, 112,000, choosing "no party."  Neither the DMV nor Padilla would explain the numbers but the trend is evident and all by design.

Illegal immigrants cited in theft of 39 million Social Security numbers.  Nearly 40 million Social Security numbers have been stolen and used by illegal immigrants and others to get work, according to agency records obtained by an immigration reform group.  The Immigration Reform Law Institute said that from 2012 to 2016 there were "39 million instances where names and Social Security numbers on W-2 tax forms did not match the corresponding Social Security records."  The group said that there is a "thriving black market" used by illegal immigrants to get Social Security numbers needed to get a job.

San Fran Green Lights Illegals To Vote.  Our country has twisted itself in knots over the possibility of foreigners (ie:  Russia) having unduly influenced our elections (even though recounts and investigations have confirmed that the outcome was NOT changed by foreign interference).  You'd think that would be reminder enough as to just how precious the individual value of a lawful voter is, and how it must be safeguarded against anything that would erode the value of that one vote.

Mo Brooks:  Likely 15M Illegal Aliens in U.S., Giving Blue States 20 Additional Congressional Seats.  Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) says the counting of illegal aliens when dividing up congressional seats and electoral college votes is a violation of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.  Brooks, along with the state of Alabama, are suing the federal government for their counting of illegal aliens, rather than citizens, in congressional apportionment and the dividing up of electoral college votes.

Spanish-language sample ballots now required in 32 more Florida counties.  A federal judge has ordered 32 counties statewide to provide sample ballots in Spanish to accommodate thousands of Puerto Ricans who moved to Florida after Hurricane Maria.  Federal Judge Mark Walker issued an order Friday [9/7/2018], calling English-language ballots a detriment to voters who only speak Spanish.

The Elephant at the Southern Border.  Why do the public discussions of immigration overwhelmingly focus on our Southern border while the influx of almost equal numbers of Asians, Europeans, and Indians goes unnoticed?  Why fixate on Hispanics?  The prevailing explanation, at least the one advanced publicly by Donald Trump and his supporters, is that Hispanic immigrants are disproportionately inclined toward criminality and long-term welfare dependency vis-à-vis other immigrant groups.  The elephant in the room is the low I.Q. of these would-be future Americans.  Specifically, the average I.Q. in central American countries — Honduras 81, El Salvador 81, Guatemala 79, for example — would assign these migrants and their offspring to the "educable" or mildly retarded category in schools, unable to master all but the basics (Mexico might be a small exception with an average I.Q. of 88).

Deportations up 9 percent in 2018; still below Obama peak years.  Immigration arrests and deportations are rising under the Trump administration, according to the latest statistics released Thursday — though they're still far shy of the levels during the peak years of President Obama.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it has removed more than 191,000 people through the first nine months of the fiscal year, which is 9 percent higher than the same period in 2017.  Those deportations span both people nabbed at the border by Customs and Border Protection, and in the interior of the U.S. by ICE, where arrests are up 17 percent so far this year.  Of the deportees, nearly all either had criminal records or were defying previous deportation orders.

Trump Deputies Release Rule Closing Obama's 'Flores' Catch-and-Release Loophole.  President Donald Trump's deputies released a draft regulation which will shut the 2015 Flores catch-and-release loophole, and largely end the migration of unskilled Central American laborers into the United States.  The regulation will help Trump fulfill his campaign promise to block illegal migration because it will allow officials to quietly detain migrant families together while judges assess their legal claims.  Few migrants can win their immigration or asylum claims, so the no-release process will likely deter many poor migrants — such as Guatemalan David Xol — from paying smugglers to help them seek jobs in the United States.

ICE raid at Texas company nets more than 100 illegal immigrant arrests, officials say.  More than 100 workers were arrested at a Texas trailer manufacturer Tuesday in a federal immigration raid.  The raid targeting Load Trail Trailers in Sumner netted 160 arrests.  It was at least the second immigration raid targeting the business, the last coming in 2014. At the time, the company paid $445,000 fine for hiring illegal immigrants to work in its plant, officials said.  A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation began after a tip the company was knowingly hiring illegal immigrants, the agency said.  All detainees will be interviewed to determine who remains in custody and who gets humanitarian release, officials said.

Yes, Aliens, Including Illegal Aliens, Vote In Our Elections.  Back in February of 2017 Time Magazine's Wendy Weiser And Douglas Keith published "The Actually True and Provable Facts About Non-Citizen Voting," claiming that "Like voter fraud generally, non-citizen voting is incredibly rare.  Simply put, we already know that ineligible non-citizens do not vote in American elections — including the 2016 election — except at negligible rates."  They based their analysis on state prosecutions of vote fraud, but what they failed to account for was the fact that few states, even those run by Republicans, conduct the kind of investigations necessary to uncover vote Illegal votingfraud, and even fewer elected officials want to risk the charges of racism and vote suppression typically hurled at any official conducting such an investigation.

Top Texas Democrats want to decriminalize unauthorized border crossings.  A trio of Democrats running for top offices in Texas want to decriminalize unauthorized border crossings.  U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, who's challenging Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for his Senate seat, gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez, and congressional candidate Veronica Escobar told HuffPost they are in favor of such a move, which the report says would be simpler to implement than abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as some Democrats have demanded.

Texas Dems Call for Decriminalizing Border Crossing.  Crossing the border illegally should no longer be a criminal matter, three Texas Democrats running for national office said over the weekend.  Senate candidate Rob O'Rourke, gubernatorial candidate Lupa [sic] Valdez, and House candidate Veronica Escobar all backed the proposal, the Huffington Post reports.  Illegally crossing the border is currently a criminal act under federal law, with an associated fine and maximum of six months jail time for the first offense.  The Trump administration took advantage of this fact in its "zero tolerance" policy, which required U.S. Attorneys in the border states to charge every violator criminally, rather than waiving prosecution and immediately deporting.

Texas AG Says Dems' Call to Decriminalize Illegal Entry Could 'Cost Lives'.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Sunday on "Fox & Friends" that a push by three Democrats running for office in the state to decriminalize illegal entry could cost lives.  Paxton said that the issue is "a little scary" and that simply advocating for more open borders could draw more people to cross illegally.  "The reality is we already struggle with this," he said.  "It's going to cost lives if we go down this path."

Cuomo pardons undocumented immigrant ahead of deportation hearing.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued yet another pardon to an undocumented immigrant with a criminal conviction ahead of his deportation hearing Tuesday [8/21/2018].  Harveys Gomez, 39, a Bronx resident and Dominican Republic native, is the latest immigrant to be granted clemency by Cuomo.  Gomez was convicted of criminal sale of a controlled substance nearly a decade ago and has been in the custody of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement since October, despite having completed probation, according to Cuomo's office.  Cuomo's office says Gomez came to the US when he was 8 years old, is openly gay and HIV-positive, is a survivor of childhood sex abuse and "has no family in the Dominican Republic who would be able to support him if deported."

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This is a pitiful story, but even so, the United States is not a repository for all the down-and-out losers in the world.  Those who are likely to become a public charge are inadmissible.

What to Expect if Democrats Win the Midterms.  [Scroll down]  The deluge of sensational news about families separated at the border this summer reveals that immigration will be an existential issue for the Democrats going forward.  Native-born Latinos like me will not be a reliable voting bloc for the left, so they will need constant infusions of Latin American, Asian, and Middle Eastern immigrants.  Democrats need them to enter the USA, get citizenship, and feel indebted to Democrats for at least one or two generations.  There is no way a Democratic Congress will get sworn in without bill after bill trying to institute open borders and an unconditional pathway to citizenship.

More Than 700,000 Overstayed Visas in 2017.  Around 700,000 people overstayed their temporary visas in fiscal year 2017, according to a recently released estimate from the Department of Homeland Security.  Six hundred thousand of these individuals are suspected to have remained in the country, according to DHS, while the other 100,000 or so simply departed after their visas expired.  The 700,000 count represents a tiny fraction of the nearly 53 million people admitted to the United States in FY17.  However, it is 300,000 more people than the number apprehended trying to illegally cross the southwestern border for the same year, indicating that visa overstays represent a more serious source of illegal immigration than border crossers.

Remember how Brazil, Ecuador and Peru condemned Arizona over illegal immigration in 2010?  Remember how Arizona Governor Jan Brewer got piled on by 17 Latin American nations in 2010, condemning her state for attempting to enforce federal immigration law based on the reality that Arizona was being overrun by illegals and the Obama administration was doing nothing?  It was bad enough that the Obama administration sued her state to end the law, something it only did with partial success.  But then Latin states such as Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador joined the fun, piously weighing in to sign on to a highly questionable Friend of the Court brief led by Mexico, condemning Arizona for trying to enforce U.S. immigration law.  Scroll forward to 2018.  Now the shoe is on the other tootsie.  Because right now, those are the very nations pulling up the drawbridge to illegals as their own countries get inundated by vast human waves of Venezuelans flooding over their borders without papers.

Why come to America if they don't want to be Americans?  "They" are preciously called "immigrants," "refugees," "migrants," "undocumented Americans," and other pathetic-sounding names tailored to wrench our hearts — we purportedly cruel, unsympathetic, inhuman Americans.  Luxuriating here, behind our walls of wealth, abundance, and security, we deny them our (stolen) largesse and close up our fat-wracked arms to these noble, sacred, starving, uneducated, illiterate, diseased, violent, and socialist masses from "third-world," countries.

Majority of Foreign Refugees Can't Speak English After Five Years Living in U.S.  The majority of foreign refugees arriving in the United States every year cannot speak English, even after they have lived in the U.S. for five years.  An annual report by the Office of Refugee Resettlement was analyzed by the Center for Immigration Studies' Jason Richwine and reveals the extent to which assimilation to life in America has failed for the refugee population.  About 58 percent, or nearly 6-in-10 refugees have "below basic" English skills after living in the U.S. for five years.  These unassimilated refugees are sometimes described as "functionally illiterate."  The number of refugees who cannot speak English is far below the native-born population, where 85 percent of Americans are proficient in English.

Nancy Pelosi:  Voting for Democrats Gives "Leverage" to Illegal Immigrants.  Minority leader Nancy Pelosi told supporters in El Paso, Texas, a border city on the US-Mexico divide, that Democrats give "leverage" to illegals.  What an amazing admission!  And, of course, she conflates legal immigration with illegal immigration.

No Borders, No Nation.  With the huge numbers of people who want to come to the United States — often from Third World countries — it should be evident to all Americans that to accommodate them under present conditions in this country would be simply impossible.  First, the country is broke and can't afford the welfare they'd receive.  Second, we are at a point in time where "becoming an American" is no longer important to immigrants (it is more important to retain traditional culture and beliefs), and the country is already riven with dissent as each racial and cultural group tries to get its government-issued preferences.  Third, the country is many hundreds of billions behind in infrastructure repair, without creating loads of new infrastructure necessary for the influx.  And there's more.  Yet Democrats — and globalists in general — are against borders because it's "just not right."

If Hollywood is going to strip Trump of his Walk of Fame star for sexual misconduct then when will Spacey and Cosby lose theirs?  My favourite game in this era of increasingly hysterical Trump-bashing fervor is Whataboutery.  It's a game you can play on your own, or with friends, and involves taking shrieking liberal criticism of President Trump — and applying it to liberal heroes instead.  For example, liberals curl themselves into balls of apoplexy about Trump's draconian tactics to deport illegal immigrants — whilst conveniently overlooking that 'Saint' Barack Obama threw out more than three MILLION people during his tenure, splitting up many families, and earning himself the nickname in Mexico of 'Deporter-in-Chief'.

Now the White House wants to make it harder for LEGAL immigrants to become citizens — if they've ever gotten welfare or used Obamacare.  President Donald Trump's administration is preparing a new proposal that would make it harder for legal immigrants to become citizens if they've ever gotten a welfare check, availed themselves of food stamps, or used Obamacare, it emerged Tuesday [8/7/2018].  The plan is the brainchild of White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and would limit the number of migrants who can become American citizens or obtain green cards, NBC News reported.

"I'm Confused": Dem Senator Has No Clue that Illegals Break the Law When Crossing The Border.  On Capitol Hill, ICE official Matthew Albence has to explain to Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) that illegal immigrants break the law when crossing the border.  This woman is a Senator?

Immigration is the winning issue.  The Harvard-Harris poll affirmed a survey in June that 73 percent of Americans want immigration reform and 76 percent want secure borders.  The 70 percent who want stricter enforcement of immigration laws include 77 percent of white voters, 53 percent of blacks and, in a mild surprise, 51 percent of Hispanics.  Among the respondents to the poll, a strong, 64 percent majority want illegal immigrants to be sent home, and 53 percent want them prosecuted.

Is ICE melting under pressure from leftists and Democrats?  The ongoing assault on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is truly unhinged from reality.  As one pundit observed of the Left's latest open-borders crusade:  There's more outrage over ICE than ISIS.  Data — and the lack of it — tell a far different story than the screamers in the streets.  Just as the Abolish-ICE crowd conveniently glosses over Barack Obama's migrant detention centers, they ignore the most recently reported deportation numbers.  In fiscal year 2017 (which included four months of the Obama administration), ICE deported 226,119 people, fewer than the previous year's 240,255.  In fiscal 2012, Obama's ICE agents deported 409,849 (still less than 4 percent of the estimated 12 million illegal aliens in this country).

The ACLU Won't Rest Until Every Illegal Gets In.  After all the wailing about the children streaming across our wide-open, wall-less border, there was very little media interest in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday on this very subject.  Knowing facts could interfere with their showboating displays of compassion.  Among the facts journalists might have learned is that, although the Constitution technically gives Congress the power to write laws, it turns out our immigration laws are written by the ACLU.  The children clamoring across our border can't be held for more than 20 days.  This isn't because Congress, after hearings, debate and negotiation, passed a law.  The 20-day rule was the ACLU's innovation.

What part of 'illegal' does Sen. Mazie Hirono not understand?  Democratic senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii is "confused" about why illegals get detained by lawmen.  No, really.  Apparently, Democrats have skidded so far downhill that they don't even understand that illegals are here illegally.  As the word says.  Yesterday's [7/31/2018] lovely exchange between a lawyerly Immigration and Customs Enforcement official and Hirono was the proof of it.  After the ICE official had to take the time to school her in basic immigration law, all she could respond with was, "I'm confused."  [Video clip]

'I'm Confused' — ICE Official Takes Democratic Senator To School.  Democratic Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono received a quick lesson on U.S. immigration law from ICE official Matthew Albence during a hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday [7/31/2018].  [Video clip]

Majority of Democrats:  Illegal Aliens Should be Given the Right to Vote.  A majority of Democrat voters now say that the 12 million illegal aliens currently residing in the United States should be given the right to vote.  In a new poll by Rasmussen Reports, a majority of 54 percent of Democrats said illegal aliens in the U.S. should be given the right to vote so long as they pay taxes.  Illegal aliens paying taxes ensures the identity theft of Americans.

Asylum Rules Would Allow Migrating Foreign Population to Fill Half of Midwest.  New asylum rules approved by the GOP majority and Democrat minority House Appropriations Committee would give the right to migrate to the United States to a foreign population at least half the size of the American Midwest.  Two asylum rules pushed by Rep. David Price (D-NC) as well as Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and approved by the GOP-majority House Appropriations Committee would allow foreign nationals seeking refuge in the U.S. to migrate based on claims that they are fleeing domestic abuse or gang violence.

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Great.  Everybody's a victim.  What if they bring domestic abuse into this country?  What if they bring gang violence into this country?  What if they're only coming here to be freeloaders?  Where are Price and Yoder going to be when it becomes necessary to round up all these "victims" and throw them out?

Tampa police arrest anti-ICE protesters who were locked together by the neck.  The protest against Immigrations and Customs Enforcement started 12 days ago with a handful of tents set up in front of Tampa's Department of Homeland Security office.  It reached a crescendo Monday morning [7/30/2018] when six protesters bound themselves in pairs at the neck with bicycle locks and parked themselves in front of the office's doors.  Then the anti-ICE demonstration came to a crunching end.  Authorities broke the bicycle locks and arrested the protesters.

Visa Overstays make up 2/3rds of the Annual Increase of Illegal Aliens.  Florida politicians have promised to implement e-Verify statewide.  They have not.  A recent study shows that Florida ranks third in the number of visa overstays.

Beggars can't be choosers — without a lawyer.
Massive court filing says illegal immigrant families suffered from U.S. food, chill, disease.  Illegal immigrant families are furious at the treatment they received after being detained at the border, complaining of bad burritos, cold soups, being forced to drink water out of toilets and contagious disease outbreaks that have swept through the facilities.  The complaints are detailed in a massive court filing on behalf of illegal immigrant children that claims the government is breaking its promise to provide quality care for juveniles who end up in the custody of the Homeland Security Department.

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We've been saying the same thing for decades:  When you cross the border, don't drink the water.

I've seen what Open Borders can do.  Stop them at any cost!  As someone who has seen the impact of open borders and lack of border enforcement, I can state unequivocally that nothing less than our national integrity is at stake.  Anyone who favors the sort of open border policies that find excuses for individual incursions in the name of some false human rights claim needs to come on my next mission along India's borders with Nepal and Bangladesh.  And I should know about human rights as I have been placing my personal safety on the line for them since the turn of the century.  Anyone who believes that policies abetting open borders are not a dagger in our national heart should see the damage they caused and the international conflicts that they enable.

Irony: Portland's Occupy ICE Protest Builds Wall, Creates Border Patrol To Keep Out Police.  On Wednesday [7/25/2018], The Daily Wire reported that "Occupy ICE" protesters in Portland had been given eviction notices and were ordered to pack up their belongings and demonstrate against vague notions of tyranny and oppression elsewhere.  But while some indeed cleared out (in a manner of speaking, at least), others decided to stay and fight, erecting — ironically — a "border wall" to enclose the Occupy ICE PDX encampment and stationing "border guards" around their tiny independent nation.  No, really.  The border wall, which is in fact quite high (perhaps, say, to prevent border jumpers), went up over the weekend.

9 Times Globalists Claimed Mass Immigration Is Necessary to Increase GDP.  For decades, the big business lobby, ideologically globalist politicians, and economists have claimed that the only route to increasing the United States' Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is through increasing legal immigration levels.  On Friday [7/27/2018], thanks to President Trump's "America First" economy, GDP soared to 4.1 percent for the second quarter of 2018, outpacing the first quarter, in which GDP was 2.2 percent.

United Airlines Gives FREE Flights To Illegal Aliens Who Crossed US Border.  If you want to travel from Houston, TX to Phoenix, AZ on United Airlines tomorrow, you will have to purchase a ticket that will likely cost over $1,000.  If you're an illegal alien, however, you can fly for free.

Calls for open borders wind up closing doors for Democrats.  Democrats on the far left appear to be taking their anti-border rhetoric, including calls for the abolishment of ICE, one step too far.  Over the past two months, Democratic National Committee Deputy Chairman and US Representative from Minnesota Keith Ellison has passionately and persistently advocated his position that national borders — specifically, the U.S. southern border — create "an injustice."  In an interview just last week, Ellison suggested that because corporations "can go back and forth across the border seeking out the lowest wages," regular people should be able to "go back and forth across the border seeking out the highest wages."

Does the Republican Party have the guts necessary to win the midterms?  Trump won the nomination and the presidency on the voters' belief that this guy, at last, was someone who meant what he said on immigration.  He, and the Republican Party, can hold the House and the Senate if they focus the electorate's attention on the Dems' immigration lunacy, and then, secondarily, on the president's amazing economic results.  On immigration, the Dems' agenda has become a smorgasbord of electoral emetics that only needs to be served up to American voters to produce a collective gag that will be heard round the country.

ICE Captures 132 Illegal Immigrants, Including A High-Ranking MS-13 Member, In DC Area Roundup.  The Immigration Customs Enforcement Agency apprehended 132 illegal immigrants in a Washington, D.C., metropolitan area operation that took place over the last two weeks, according to an ICE statement released on Tuesday [7/24/2018].  The Washington Field Office recently concluded Operation Eagle's Shield, which went from July 9-20, which targeted "various violent offenders, gang members, sex offenders, fugitives from justice and those who otherwise pose a significant public safety threat," according to their statement.

Voters [are] Opposed to Illegal Immigrants Voting in Local Elections.  San Francisco is allowing non-citizen parents and guardians of children, including illegal immigrants, to vote in the upcoming school board elections.  That doesn't fly for most voters nationwide, but Democrats are receptive to it.  A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 31% of Likely U.S. Voters favor letting illegal immigrants vote for local officials in the area where they live.  Sixty-two percent (62%) are opposed.

Hot New Idea From Democrats:  We Should Be Compensating Illegal Aliens.  Now that Democrats have fully embraced an open border agenda heading into the 2018 midterm elections, they're adding another goody into the mix.  According to New York Democrat Joe Crowley, who just lost his House seat to a 28-year-old socialist, Americans should be compensating illegal aliens who cross into the United States.  "I suggest they need to be compensated for what this administration did," Donnelly said during the Democrats' weekly news conference Wednesday [7/25/2018].  He was referring to the Trump administration's zero tolerance border enforcement and prosecution policies.

DHS Massively Expands Enforcement Against Illegals' Employers.  The Department of Homeland Security has dramatically raised worksite enforcement to deter employers from hiring cheap illegal workers.  Since October, the agency's Homeland Security Investigations unit has checked employment records at 6,093 worksites, up from 1,716 in the prior fiscal year from October 2016 to the end of September 2017.  The current pace of checks in 2018 is almost a five-fold increase from the prior year and included 100 stores in the 7-Eleven chain and 77 companies in California.

ICE more than Tripled its U.S. work place investigations in 2018.  The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency more than tripled the number of work site investigations it conducted so far in 2018, according to new federal data.  Since October 1, 2017 — the beginning of fiscal year 2018 — ICE has opened investigations into 6,093 workplaces, compared to 1,716 in all of fiscal year 2017.  The agency also made 984 administrative arrests as of July 20 of this year, nearly six times the 172 officials made the year prior.  Administrative arrests are when someone is accused of being in the country illegally, but they haven't been charged with any other crimes.

San Francisco makes it clear what immigration debate is all about — votes for Democrats.  San Francisco is permitting "undocumented immigrants," as political correctness demands we label them, to register to vote this November in local school board elections.  Who doubts this is the first step by the left and Democrats toward full voting rights in state and eventually in federal elections?  The claim by lawyers will be that it is discriminatory to allow undocumented immigrants to vote in local and state elections and not for members of Congress and for president.  At bottom this is what the entire immigration debate is about.

A Thousand Illegal Immigrants Crossing the Border Every Day.  "We're still seeing about 1,000 a day crossing our border illegally between ports of entry, and another two to three hundred arriving without documents at ports of entry," U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan told Fox News.  I assume he means Mexicans coming into the United States as opposed to Americans entering Mexico.  Because the latter activity is strictly prohibited.  The former, less so.

WaPo Basically Admits that Mexico is a [Bad] Country.  The editorial board of the Washington Post jumped back into the fray this week with their own suggestions for what should be done regarding asylum seekers.  To their credit, the WaPo's editors begin by admitting that we do, in fact, have a refugee crisis on our hands.  They go one step further, admitting that the Obama administration was "flummoxed" by the unending flow of families and unaccompanied children trying to flee Central and South America and enter the United States, particularly in 2014.  But they are dismissive of the one solution being put forward by the Trump administration which might actually make a difference.  We've had a "safe third country" agreement with Canada since 2004.  Under that plan, migrants are to apply for asylum in the first "safe" country they reach.  So why can't we have a similar deal with Mexico?  Because, at least in the opinion of the Washington Post's editors, Mexico is too much of a [bad] nation to offer them any safety.

Illegal Immigration and Poor Americans.  [Peter] Kirsanow is frustrated with what is happening in America today.  He is a black American and believes that illegal immigration has a devastating effect on low-income American citizens.  It seems that the Democrats and left are just using the illegal immigration issue as a talking point, supporting aliens at others' expense.  "We need to understand illegal immigrants have some negative competitive effects on American workers.  They drag down wage rates, drag down employment, and compete directly with blacks in industries such as service, hospitality, and construction.  Welfare and college spots have been taken from Americans and given to illegal immigrants.  They are a net drain on the economy."  Steven A. Camarota, director of research for the Center for Immigration Studies, agrees.  "Because the overwhelming share of illegal immigrants residing in the country have not completed high school or have only a high school education, it would require highly implausible assumptions to avoid a substantial net fiscal drain from this population.  In short, illegal immigrants are a large net fiscal drain because of their education levels, and this fact drives the results."

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Controversy Erupts Over Sample Lawn Mowing Company Business Card.  A North Texas lawn mowing company has come under fire, after an old, sample business card resurfaced.  The controversial message has angered some people.  Jeff Hinkle is the owner of MowMasters lawn mowing service.  He says the card in question was a sample card from three years ago.

Losing America.  Sadly, we now have a substantial force within the Democratic Party who currently advocate and even believe in wide open borders and illegal immigration. [...] Most rational citizens understand that unfettered and unchecked illegal immigration is a recipe for disaster.  Yet huge factions of the new radical leftist Democrats currently believe illegal immigration is some kind of noble cause involving social justice.  Many within the current party leadership have become all too willing to completely toss away the former US immigration melting pot model and happily replace it with a new "salad bowl" model.  Reality and history have proven to all of us that a nation simply we cannot safely absorb relentless waves of unassimilated immigration and expect to survive.

The left's 'hippies spitting on troops in airports' act is back:  Michelle Wolf demonizes ICE.  The always obnoxious leftwing comedian, Michelle Wolf, is back, this time demonizing ICE agents.  She's got a new video on Netflix that she's spreading around on Twitter.  Her target is the people who stop human trafficking rings bringing in underage girls, and who bust up modern slavery rings.  That's ICE doing its job, while Wolf portrays them as baby killers of very base intentions, grotesque people who are revolted at the sight of happy Mexicans at their wonderful big family celebrations, as well as criminally inclined and pig-stupid to boot.  And of course, it's part of the foolish Democratic party agenda to "Abolish ICE!"

Mind Blowing Cost of Illegals Is Highest Ever - Numbers Released Show Huge Burden To States.  Every American taxpayer should be outraged at the numbers in the report below.  Open borders under 8 years of Obama has cost American taxpayers a tremendous amount:  more than ever before!  Don't forget the thousands upon thousands of illegal alien minors who flooded the border during Obama's presidency.  The bottom line is that open borders have consequences and the unfortunate consequence for taxpayers is we're footing the bill for illegals and THIS IS NOT SUSTAINABLE!

Unbelievable Nerve:  Illegal Detainee Complaints Cross The Line.  Previous reports about illegal detainees haven't discussed the topic of food.  The detainees must be feeling more entitled to what they want.  Complaints of food not following "religious beliefs" are pretty shocking because these people are just lucky they survived crossing.  In other words, beggars shouldn't be choosers.  That might sound harsh but we are keeping thousands and thousands of these illegals at taxpayer expense.  America is over 20 TRILLION dollars in debt so you have to ask yourself how long we can be the world's babysitter.

DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison:  National Borders Create 'An Injustice'.  Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair Keith Ellison claimed during a recent interview that national borders creates an "injustice" for illegal aliens trying to cross them. [...] "The 12 million undocumented people in the United States are here because somebody wants them to be.  They want them to do the work, but they don't want them to get any rights.  They don't want to pay them fairly, they don't want them to be able to bargain collectively, they don't want them to be able to get occupational safety and standards — and that is what's really going on," Ellison said.

The Editor says...
There are a lot of workers from Mexico and farther south who are coming here to work as roofers, lawn mowers, and ditch diggers.  They've probably never given a thought to "occupational safety," nor would they expect the government to defend them, if they have entered illegally.  Moreover, Mr. Ellison makes it sound as if all 12 million (or more) illegal aliens have come here by invitation.  That is not true.  Nobody has invited anyone to break the law, except by virtually guaranteeing (in sanctuary cities) that the laws will not be enforced.

The Left's Embarrassing Plea for Open Borders.  [C]onsider how the DREAM Act and then DACA were sold to us on the lies that this legislative detritus was supposed to help "young immigrants" who were brought here as children and had no control over their situation.  Of course, those "young immigrants" could have been in their mid-thirties and simply had to claim to have been present in the U.S. prior to their 16th birthdays.  Then, when that bill failed to pass, President Obama cobbled together DACA — again claiming that this was about the children because, "Congress had failed to act."  I wrote about this deception in my article, DACA: The Immigration Trojan Horse, How the original DREAM act was designed to cover 90% of the illegal alien population in the US.  Now the press, and the Democrats along with certain judges, have gone off the deep end where an estimated 3,000 children have been separated from their parents along the U.S. Mexican border when they were caught being smuggled into the United States.

Yes, Democrats Are Now The Party Of Open Borders.  We've been seeing a lot of articles these days defending Democrats against charges that they are for open borders.  But recent events show that the party has, in fact, morphed into one that reflexively opposes virtually any attempt to secure the southern border.

National Guard deployment led to more than 10,000 arrests of illegal immigrants, says CBP.  The National Guard's deployment to the southwest border in mid-April has led to 10,805 "deportable alien arrests" of people who illegally entered the United States from Mexico, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman said Monday [7/16/2018].  Because guardsmen are military personnel and not law enforcement officers, they cannot apprehend illegal immigrants.  But CBP officers and Border Patrol agents apprehended thousands of people that guardsmen helped point out.

40% vacancy:  Feds release illegal immigrant families instead of filling detention centers.  The government pays for thousands of detention beds for illegal immigrant families, but nearly 40 percent of them were sitting unused in late June, even as the Department of Homeland Security was rushing to release parents and children into communities.  The empty beds were revealed in court documents late last month.  Lawyers who monitor U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's facilities said two major facilities were running well below capacity.  ICE's biggest facility in Dilley, Texas, can hold 2,400 parents and children — but on June 27 and 28 it was at just 63 percent capacity, with 886 beds empty, the detainee logs showed.  Although the beds were empty, the government was still paying for them.

The Editor says...
I'm having a hard time finding this to be an objectionable condition.  It sounds like the government is prepared to contain an onslaught of illegal aliens whenever they arrive.  If they never arrive, that's a good thing.  On the other hand, the beds are empty because the feds released a bunch of people "into communities," which means the feds are probably paying some Catholic charity organization to house these same people — just long enough to let them vanish into some inner city neighborhood.  If true, that's the objectionable part of the story.

Mexican national gets prison time for faking citizenship, stealing $350G in benefits.  Andres Avelino Anduaga, a Mexican national who impersonated an American citizen for more than 30 years, was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison for stealing more than $350,000 in government benefits from government agencies, Fox 5 San Diego reported.  He was also reportedly ordered to pay back $360,908.85 in restitution to the Social Security Administration, the California Department of Health Care Services and the county of San Diego.  The report, citing court documents, said in 1980, he used a birth certificate belonging to a U.S. citizen to obtain a California driver's license and a Social Security card, then used his new false identity to commit a variety of crimes.

[The] Congressional Hispanic Caucus voted against abolishing ICE.  Democrats' push to abolish ICE took a dagger to the heart Thursday when the Congressional Hispanic Caucus voted against endorsing the policy, saying it wouldn't solve anything.  The CHC comprises nearly 30 Hispanic Democrats in the House and Senate, and it has been a leader on immigrant-rights, so its opposition is a devastating blow to those pushing the attack on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  CHC Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexico Democrat, said they want to see major changes in immigration, but renaming an agency or moving functions around won't achieve that.

Democratic Congressmen Accuse Paul Ryan of Political Stunt for Calling for Vote on Their 'Abolish Ice' Bill.  Three Democratic congressmen declared on Thursday that they will vote "no" on their own legislation if House Speaker Paul Ryan puts their bill on the floor.  Reps.  Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Adriano Espaillat of New York introduced the Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement Act earlier Thursday, which would abolish ICE within one year of enactment, and also assemble a commission tasked with setting up a new immigration enforcement agency.  Hours later, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced he planned to bring the proposed "Abolish ICE" bill to the floor, reported The Hill.

Rep. Black Introduces 'Zero-Tolerance' Bill for Illegal Immigration.  On July 10, Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) introduced the Zero Tolerance for Illegal Entry Act, which would make it a felony to cross the U.S border illegally and would mandate an E-Verify system for American employers to ensure that they are not hiring illegal immigrants.  The law would make illegally crossing the border for the first time a felony instead of a misdemeanor and would up the penalty from six months or less to a year and a day or more.  The proposed law would also mandate the E-Verify verification system for U.S. businesses to ensure that the people they hire are not illegal immigrants.

Invaders Are Not Immigrants.  The Democratic Party, along with its shills in the mainstream media, has misleadingly blurred the lines between the definition of "immigrant" and "invader."  An immigrant is an alien who has been granted the right to permanently reside in the United States by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  An "invader," as defined by Merriam Webster, is one who "trespasses, encroaches, and infringes upon another's property."  The United States is our collective home and those who come here without seeking and gaining permission to enter our collective home are no different than an uninvited guest who enters our personal home to take up residence without permission.

Older immigrants 'crowding out' US teens for summer jobs.  Legal and illegal immigrants are "crowding out" American teens looking for summer jobs, and the impact of higher teen unemployment could be a drag on them for years, according to a new analysis of the seasonal workforce.  The Center for Immigration Studies found that as the number of U.S. teens with summer jobs has dropped significantly, employment of immigrants has doubled.

SCOTUS Says People Here Illegally Are Not Entitled to Due Process.  People who enter our country illegally do not have due process rights despite what the left would have us believe.  The Supreme Court has already ruled, repeatedly.  Allowing illegal aliens to contest orders of removal is "a mockery to good immigration policy and law and order," the President said recently.  Indeed it is.  We have a recent example of that.  All of the illegal aliens who came in with children will be allowed to stay in the country as a result of a ruling by another nobody judge on behalf of illegal aliens.

Supreme Court Says Foreign Nationals Have No Due Process Rights Here.  Contrary to what the liberal media and open-borders advocates say, immigrants are not owed same constitutional protections as regular Americans.

Trump's answer to family separation: 'Don't come to our country illegally'.  President Trump said Tuesday [7/10/2018] that families should not be coming into the country illegally if they don't want to face the consequences, such as being separated from each other.  "Tell people not to come to our country illegally.  That's the solution.  Don't come to our country illegally.  Come like other people do, come legally," Trump told reporters while departing for Europe to engage in North Atlantic Treaty Organization negotiations.  Trump told reporters on the White House lawn that he wants to urge people to stop attacking U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and workers because "there is nobody under great danger."

Supreme Court Says Foreign Nationals Have No Due Process Rights Here.  Contrary to what the liberal media and open-borders advocates say, immigrants are not owed same constitutional protections as regular Americans.

SCOTUS Says People Here Illegally Are Not Entitled to Due Process.  People who enter our country illegally do not have due process rights despite what the left would have us believe.  The Supreme Court has already ruled, repeatedly.  Allowing illegal aliens to contest orders of removal is "a mockery to good immigration policy and law and order," the President said recently.  Indeed it is.  We have a recent example of that.  All of the illegal aliens who came in with children will be allowed to stay in the country as a result of a ruling by another nobody judge on behalf of illegal aliens.

Scams are overwhelming the US asylum system.  People hoping to settle in the United States wait years for a green card to be legal residents.  They play by the rules.  Yet these law-abiding newcomers must feel like idiots, watching what's happening on the southern border.  Hundreds of thousands of Central American migrants are walking right in.  They're not waiting in line.  They're using "asylum" requests as their E-ZPass.  Just 12 percent of requests from El Salvadorans, 11 percent from Guatemalans and 7.5 percent from Hondurans are actually granted, according to the 'Department of Homeland Security.  Never mind, the request gets them in the door.  It's a shameful distortion of a program intended to provide a haven for true victims of state-sponsored religious, ethnic and political persecution.

Madeleine Albright:  U.S. Needs Open Borders So It Can Demand Same from Europe.  Clinton-era Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has slammed U.S. efforts to secure the border, telling the BBC that the immigration policy of President Donald J. Trump "makes it very hard for America to tell Europeans ... to be more humane"

Nigerian woman flew to the US to give birth to quadruplets.  A Nigerian woman who flew to Texas to give birth to quadruplets has been able to take them home from NICU — just in time for Independence Day.  And an adorable photograph of the babies shows nurses at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital had them dressed for the occasion — swaddled in stars and stripes.

Madeleine Albright:  U.S. Needs Open Borders So It Can Demand Same from Europe.  Clinton-era Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has slammed U.S. efforts to secure the border, telling the BBC that the immigration policy of President Donald J. Trump "makes it very hard for America to tell Europeans ... to be more humane[.]"  Promoting her new book [...] on the Andrew Marr Show, the former U.S. Secretary of State said she has been "very troubled" by the Trump administration's moves to end the 'catch and release' of illegals into American communities while they await immigration hearings.

On Immigration and the Supreme Court, Democrats Are Snookered.  If the new Mexican president, López Obrador, adheres to his campaign proposal of not interfering with the drug cartels, he will not only be handing his northern provinces entirely over to the most vicious gangsters in the history of the Americas, he will oblige President Trump to take measures that will make the protracted debate about the wall, ICE, the immigration chain and lottery, and separation of children sublimely academic.  He will force the United States to secure the border with an adequate deployment of the U.S. Army. [...] If the new Mexican government abandons the Drug War, it will be the equivalent, in ending debate and uniting opinion in the U.S., of Pearl Harbor.  And if the Democrats take abolition of ICE and de facto open borders to the voters in November, Trump will mow them down like sitting ducks.

'I would have let that clown jump': Trump responds to woman who climbed the Statue of Liberty.  After appearing in court on misdemeanor charges Thursday, 44-year-old Therese Okoumou claimed that she had decided to scale the statue's base on the Fourth of July to protest the Trump administration's policy that has led to the separation of thousands of children from their families.  Hours later at a rally in Great Falls, Montana, Trump told the crowd:  'I would've said:  "Let's get some nets and wait 'til she comes down."'

Statue of Liberty climber identified as immigrant activist.  Cops say Therese Patricia Okoumou — a 44-year-old immigrant from the Democratic Republic of the Congo — was the person responsible for the Fourth of July protest.  She lives in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island and is currently in federal custody, according to police sources.  Officers from the NYPD's Emergency Service Unit transported her to a federal detention center Wednesday night following her three-hour standoff with authorities.

Woman shuts down Liberty Island in New York after scaling the Statue of Liberty.  Members of the public were evacuated from New York's iconic Liberty Island on Independence Day after a woman scaled the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, according to authorities.  The woman, who at times could be seen waving what appeared to be a T-shirt, refused to climb down from her perch at the hem Lady Liberty's robe for about three hours, despite making contact with the joint U.S. Park Police and NYPD response team.

Congolese Migrant Scales Statue of Liberty, Threatens to Push Cops off.  A 44-year old leftist named Theresa Okoumou, who immigrated [LEGAL?] to the U.S., scaled the Statue of Liberty as part of an Abolish ICE 'Rise and Resist' movement.  The Congolese woman threatened to push the rescuers off as they climbed to reach her and rescue her.  Over 4500 visitors were evacuated and couldn't visit the monument.  For some, it was probably their one opportunity.  The woman was up there for four hours, sometimes pacing back and forth.

Statue of Liberty climber identified as immigrant activist.  Cops say Therese Patricia Okoumou — a 44-year-old immigrant from the Democratic Republic of the Congo — was the person responsible for the Fourth of July protest.  She lives in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island and is currently in federal custody, according to police sources.  Officers from the NYPD's Emergency Service Unit transported her to a federal detention center Wednesday night [7/4/2018] following her three-hour standoff with authorities.

Dark Past of Statue Of Liberty Protester Discovered.  The unhinged Democratic Party is running out of heroes.  They have enlisted disgraced comedian Kathy Griffin, porn star Stormy Daniels, and former junkie Tom Arnold.  The newest hero of the Democrats is a woman who scaled the Statue of Liberty to protest ICE, but now her dark past has been exposed.  Therese Okoumou, 44, is a Congolese immigrant who attends one anti-President Donald Trump meeting per week.  She was part of a "'Rise and Resist" protest on Independence Day that ended with police climbing the statue and risking their lives to save her from her own ignorance, New York Daily News reported.

The phenomenon on the southern border.  People hoping to settle in the United States wait years for a green card to be legal residents.  They play by the rules.  These law-abiding newcomers must feel like idiots, watching what's happening on the southern border.  Hundreds of thousands of Central American migrants are walking right in.  They're not waiting in line.  They're using "asylum" requests as their EZ pass.  Just 12% of requests from El Salvadorans, 11% from Guatemalans, and 7.5% from Hondurans are actually granted, according to the Department of Homeland Security.  Never mind, the request gets them in.  It's a shameful distortion of a program intended to provide a haven for true victims of state-sponsored religious, ethnic, and political persecution.

America Is Not the Common Property of All Mankind.  [Scroll down]  The populace is roused.  For the first time in a generation, it actually has political leaders trying to act in their interest.  That is intolerable to the open borders crowd, which is reacting with fury and hysteria.  Witness the disgraceful Red Guard heckling of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen out of a public restaurant — and the restaurant's management doing nothing about it.  Another restaurant's owner kicked out the president's press secretary.  And there is the far more disgraceful — downright evil — doxing of federal immigration agents by a university professor, to encourage left-wing brownshirts to harm civil servants and their families.

The biggest losers in Mexico's election?  The Democrats.  Every election has winners and losers, and Mexico's is no exception.  While the press is making much of Mexico's centrist PRI and center-right PAN parties being the big losers in last night's election of socialist Andrés Manuel López-Obrador in Mexico, the real loser is actually up north, in the U.S. Democratic Party.  Sounds strange until you look at the details.  After all the ideological compatibility between AMLO's new lefty MORENA party and the increasingly socialist U.S. Democrats seems to be identical.  Both favor heavy social spending, forced unionization of workers, political patronage, Chicago-style political muscle, and fealty to the ideals of the Socialist International.  It's what most socialists do until they run out of Other People's Money.  Democrats have staked their future on uneducated, needy illegals forming the base of their party's fortunes.  In Mexico, AMLO has done the same thing.  The problem comes because the Mexicans in question are the same people.

Warren joins calls to get rid of ICE.  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Saturday [6/30/3018] joined calls from the left to get rid of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), saying it should be replaced with something new.  "The president's deeply immoral actions have made it obvious we need to rebuild our immigration system from top to bottom starting by replacing ICE with something that reflects our morality and that works," Warren said during a rally in Boston.

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Attends Lunatic Abolish ICE Protest, Gets Booed Off Stage.  There was a mass demonstration in Los Angeles Saturday [6/30/2018] for open borders and the dismantling of ICE.  Hundreds of leftists and Spanish speaking immigrants attended the event. [...] As if the exploding crime, massively increasing homelessness and stifling traffic weren't enough, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is facing a new obstacle to his presidential hopes.  First he was seen at the Los Angeles March For Immigrant Children not reacting at all during an extremist's speech who called the founding of America "criminal".  Then things went from bad to worse when hizzoner was booed off stage by lunatic leftists who think Garcetti is a lying sellout who's not extreme enough for them.  They held up a sign calling Garcetti's sanctuary city policy a lie and then proceeded to boo him offstage.

'Abolish ICE' Zealots Occupy Fantasy Island.  "No ban.  No wall.  No borders at all."  That is the radical rallying cry of the Democratic Socialists of America.  Waving desecrated U.S. flags, grubby fists and ratty anarchy banners, DSA's professional protesters are targeting Trump administration officials, threatening immigration enforcement agents, and blockading detention facilities and processing centers nationwide.  On a similar note, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., proudly marched in a parade last week with a T-shirt emblazoned with "Yo No Creo En Fronteras" — Spanish for "I don't believe in borders."  These are abjectly unserious people, operating in bad faith, who pose a serious threat to our nation's well-being.

Dem Senator Calls For ICE To Be Abolished — Forgets What She Said About Illegal Immigrants In 2009.  Democratic Senator and potential 2020 presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand has called for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to be abolished.  The far-left position has gained popularity on the fringes of the Democratic Party as the immigration debate heats up in the country.  Gillibrand joins New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio who said Friday [6/29/2018] "ICE's time has come and gone.  We should abolish ICE.  We should create something better, something different."  However, when Gillibrand was just elected to a rather conservative House seat in Upstate New York, she was singing a different tune on illegal immigration.  According to a report by the New York Times from 2009, Gillibrand was a hawk on immigration, advocating for strict enforcement of our immigration laws.

In Chicago and elsewhere, Latinos [are] converting to Islam.  There are no precise figures on how many Latino Muslims live in the Chicago area, where the population is about 30 percent Latino.  But, according to various estimates, the 130 mosques in the city and suburbs are the spiritual home to a small but growing group of converts — Latino Muslims.

Is Trump the Most Fun President Ever?  On Tuesday [6/26/2018] the Supreme Court released its opinions in Trump v.  Hawaii and National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v.  Becerra. [...] In the first case, the Court ruled it was within the power of the President to suspend entry of aliens to the United States.  Something obvious from the clear text of the relevant law.  The self-styled "wise Latina," Justice Sotomayor made a ridiculous comparison to the internment of the Japanese-Americans by FDR, which was batted away as the inapt comparison it is.  As significant as the Court's adherence to the text of the relevant law is, Justice Thomas's observation that District Court issuance of nationwide injunctions (a practice begun in 1963) is based on dubious legal authority.  Moreover, Thomas said, "Nationwide injunctions mean that each of the more than 600 federal district judges in the United States can freeze a law or regulation throughout the country — regardless of whether the other 599 disagree."  As Ben Weingarten details in the Federalist, he's opening the door to more SCOTUS scrutiny of such injunctions, and a disarming of a regularly used tool of the Resistance.

Mob Violence and Gun Ownership.  The future votes of illegals who will someday attain amnesty is the singular objective of the present version of the Democratic Party.  They have made clear that they will ignore MS-13, drug-trafficking, human-trafficking, rampant violence, and crime across the country by illegals, if that means that one day these future Democrats will control the outcomes of elections in every state the Democrats cannot presently rig, and will provide cheap labor for the Republicans who seem fine with never wielding political power again.

Illegal Aliens:  The New Black Vote for Democrats.  First it was the hilariously viral YouTube sensations "Diamond & Silk" supporting Trump during his 2016 Presidential campaign.  Then, it was Kanye West shocking the world with his vehement support of President Trump on TMZ Live, touting all the wonderful things that Trump has done for the Black community.  Remember, this is the same guy who said back in 2005 during the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe that President Bush "doesn't care about Black people."  He has now woken up to the Democrat scam and is making an effort to wake his fellow Blacks up to it.  Then there was Candace Owens of Turning Point USA, who has been on an aggressive nationwide campaign exposing the Democratic Party for what it truly is — A communist, socialist, racist organization that has presided over the massive unemployment, massive genocide (via abortion), and massive economic slavery (in the form of family-destroying welfare programs) of poor Black minorities in the U.S. since the 1960s.  Then finally, your average everyday grassroots Black voter has finally woken up to the 50-year Democratic scam.

Marsha Blackburn says liberals, liberal judges to blame for US-Mexico border mess.  U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn pointed the finger Tuesday [6/26/2018] at "liberals" and "liberal judges," blaming them for the family separations underway at the U.S.-Mexico border.  "As a mother," the Tennessee Republican said in a statement released by her office, "my heart breaks for the families who are separated at the border, but we are in this position because liberals would not pay to enforce our immigration laws or build appropriate facilities for asylum-seekers."

The 'Abolish ICE' Movement Is As Crazy As It Sounds.  The 'Abolish ICE' movement is gaining steam.  Activists are protesting in front of Immigration and Customs Enforcement buildings across the county.  The Daily Caller's Stephanie Hamill and Henry Rodgers crashed the organized protest in Washington D.C. on Wednesday [6/27/2018] to find out why some are calling for the agency to [be] abolished.  They left with more questions than answers.  "America Uncensored" is a Daily Caller program dedicated to political stories dominating the news cycle.  The DC's Stephanie Hamill is a straight shooter who isn't afraid to tell you what she thinks.

'False Compassion of Open Borders' Leads to Deaths in Texas County, Says Sheriff.  A Texas sheriff tasked with recovering the bodies of illegal immigrants who die while being smuggled around a checkpoint 80 miles from the Mexican border says the "false compassion" of open borders is to blame.  This year, his deputies recovered the decomposing bodies or skeletal remains of more than 30 who were left to die by their smugglers.  "It is the false compassion of open borders that lead to the deaths of these illegal immigrants and other abuses we find out about," Brooks County Sheriff Benny Martinez told Breitbart Texas in a phone interview.

The Chicago Model:  Population Replacement and the Transformation of the USA.  The roots of Obama's politics are to be found in the uni-party politics of Chicago.  It has been the aim of the national Democratic Party to use Chicago as a model and then impose that political model on the United States.  The Chicago model requires, first of all, population replacement.  Population replacement leads to voter replacement and then cultural replacement.  Once population replacement is accomplished, voting will eventually reach a point where it becomes irrelevant.  After population replacement, any opposition party to the Democrats can never get enough votes to stop the fundamental transformation of the United States from a constitutional republic to a socialist democracy.  Democrats will always have a guaranteed majority once population is replaced.  Today, uncontrolled immigration and redefining citizenship are the keystone to unlocking that guaranteed majority.

The Secret History of U.S. Border Separation Policy.  Who truly is responsible for the 2,000 alien kids who, according to the Associated Press, recently have been separated from their detained illegal alien parents?  There is a lot of blame to share.  That includes President Bill Clinton and the alien parents themselves, as well as the courts and immigration policies foolishly created by the Obama administration.  The perverse incentives in those policies have endangered the lives and safety of children and helped fund the deadly Mexican drug cartels that run the trafficking networks on our southern border.  You would not know that based on the absurdly biased coverage and virulent protests that have occurred.  The Trump administration is simply doing what it is constitutionally charged with doing — enforcing the law.

Can we actually deport immigrants without a trial?  The president took an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.  The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution provides in relevant part that "no person shall be ... deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law."  This is the so-called Due Process Clause, and it essentially prevents all governments from impairing the life, liberty or property of any human being on American-controlled soil without a fair trial.  Because the Supreme Court has ruled that there are no word choice errors in the Constitution and the words of its text mean what they say, the Framers must have carefully and intentionally chosen to protect every person, not just every citizen.  "Person," in this context, has been interpreted to mean any human being on American-controlled soil against whom the American government is proceeding, irrespective of how the person got there.

Dems' emerging litmus test:  Support for abolishing agency that guards borders.  Democratic lawmakers and candidates are increasingly seeking the elimination of Immigration and Customs Enforcement as part of their suite of demands in D.C.'s heated border battle.  The calls reflect not only the deepening divide between the two partisan poles on immigration — with one side seeking a border wall, and the other looking to dismantle the lead enforcement agency — but the growing influence of the progressive wing.  More and more Democratic politicians have embraced such causes as 'Medicare for all' and a federal jobs guarantee.  Now, they're getting behind the call to abolish ICE, with gusto.

SCOTUS on immigration restrictions:  A sovereign republic — if you can keep it.  Congress and the president have the full power to deny entry to any non-citizen or class of non-citizens seeking to enter this country for any reason — good or bad.  Those decisions are exclusively up to the political branches of government, to be debated in the political realm, and there is no opening for the courts to get involved.  This principle "has become about as firmly embedded in the legislative and judicial tissues of our body politic as any aspect of our government," not "merely" by "a page of history ... but a whole volume" (Galvan v.  Press).  The concept is "inherent in sovereignty," consistent with "ancient principles" of international law, and "to be exercised exclusively by the political branches of government."  (Kleindienst v.  Mandel).

Barking mad and proud of it.  Everybody in the Southern Hemisphere, having turned much of their half of the globe into a starving slum, is trying to make a getaway to the north.  The man expected to be elected president of Mexico later this summer calls on "les miserables" of the south to migrate north to the United States, declaring it a "human right."  "And soon, very soon — after the victory of our movement — we will defend all the migrants in the American continent and all the migrants in the world," said Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who is widely expected to be elected president of Mexico next week.  Migrants of the south, he told an interviewer the other day, "must leave their towns and find a life in the United States."

Mad Max and Nancy Pelosi:  The twin faces of the Democratic Party.  Trump won the election primarily on his immigration reform stance.  Most Americans are profoundly cognizant of the irreparable damage done to their cities and small communities by the influx of illegal immigration over the last decades.  We want it stopped.  We love and respect our legal immigrants but are sinking under the weight of tens of thousands of illegal migrants.

POLL: Black Americans Prefer Deportation Of Illegal Immigrants.  It turns out that illegal immigration is not exactly a winning issue for Democrats among black voters, who overwhelmingly favor deportation over the failed "Catch and Release" policy that lets illegal immigrants roam free after being detained at the border in hopes they show up to a future court date.  According to a CBS News/YouGov poll, a full 40% of black Americans feel that illegal immigrant families should be deported back to their country of origin.  Compare that to just 20% of black Americans who believe that detained illegal immigrant families should be released while they await an asylum hearing, for which many do not return.  Only 20% of white Americans agree with "Catch and Release."

Due Process for Undocumented Immigrants, Explained.  A 1996 statute permits immigration authorities to deport people without a hearing, a lawyer or a right of appeal under certain conditions, a process known as expedited removal.  Under current policy, the Department of Homeland Security criteria for expedited removals apply to undocumented migrants found within 100 miles of the border and within 14 days of entering the country.  The statute imposes no geographic limit and allows for expedited removals up to two years after a migrant has entered the country, raising the possibility that the Trump administration may use this power more aggressively.

Democrats refuse to acknowledge safe borders are necessary.  In politics, as in life, lucky is the person with clumsy and incompetent enemies.  By that measure, President Trump is the luckiest man on Earth.  As illustrated by the growing proof of FBI bias against him and the left's incoherent rage over his immigration policies, Trump's political enemies these days resemble the passenger list on a ship of fools.  Consider the expanding revelations of FBI misconduct during the 2016 campaign, especially the text in which top agent Peter Strzok vows that "we'll stop" Trump from becoming president.

'Abolish ICE!' is the new rallying cry for progressive Democrats.  Doing away with the immigration agency has become an issue left-wing insurgents can use to differentiate themselves from established party rivals in midterm primaries.

How The Constitution Provides Sufficient Common Ground To Solve Immigration.  In the midst of the recent media hysteria over immigration policy, it's important to consider that partisan politics loves to dwell in a constant state of controversy, because this encourages tribalism.  Consider TIME's latest cover.  It's a complete sham, intentionally misleading, and its obvious purpose is simply agenda-driven messaging to continue the hysteria.  Much like two teams clashing on a sports field with the loyal fans' emotions stirred into a frenzy and the goal simply to dominate and win, this kind of politicking isn't framed toward reaching genuine solutions.  If our aim is only to win, then we are measuring the success of our national policy merely by the margin of victory over the other party's ideas — regardless of whose ideas are actually better — rather than the substantive merit of our law and its consistency with our constitutional framework.

Democratic insurgents want to 'abolish ICE.' Democrats aren't there yet.  On Sunday morning [6/24/2018], CNN's Jake Tapper put the question to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): Did the senator, a democratic socialist and 2016 presidential candidate, the most prominent left-wing politician in the country, want to abolish ICE?  "I think what we need is to create policies which deal with immigration in a rational way," Sanders said, evading the topic of ICE itself.  The stories of undocumented immigrant families being separated have unified Democrats, with dozens of party leaders and candidates fanning out to attack the Trump administration's border policy.  But the abolition of ICE, which has become a defining issue in some Democratic primaries, has not broken through to the party's leading figures.

A sane and moral approach to immigration.  The latest fad du jour in the media is to brand President Trump a liar for trying to blame Democrats for the unholy mess along the U.S.-Mexico border.  In supposedly straight news stories, the Washington Post, NPR and others simply termed Trump's claims "false."  It's certainly the case that Trump's assertions and tweets were self-serving and incomplete, not to mention ungrammatical.  There was a brazen quality to them, too, given that his Justice Department precipitated the recent crisis with its "zero tolerance" policy for Central Americans seeking refugee status in the U.S.  But the president's broader point has merit:  He considers separating children from their parents in detention facilities a small piece of a much larger problem, namely a broken immigration process that congressional Democrats have no interest in addressing.  They like the current politics of the situation, Trump says, because it galvanizes Latino voters — and liberal whites — into supporting the Democratic Party and its candidates.

Many Preaching Immigration Morality are Acting Unethically.  Even Nancy Pelosi should know that government's first duty is to protect and defend America's existing families.  Today, that means seriously checking, at the borders, all who may possibly be a member of MS-13, a jihadi terrorist, a criminal or drug dealer, or a carrier of infectious diseases, all of which have already threatened American families.  We rely on the government to do this for us.  Mr. Trump and Sessions are not "religious hypocrites," but men living up to their oath and doing their duty of keeping Americans safe.  They are acting as those with responsibility.

Kidtrina.  [Scroll down]  For those who might still think open borders is a great policy, many of whom previously and may still claim that we need zero population growth to sustain the planet, you might remind them that over fifty percent of the nation's immigrants are receiving some kind of welfare benefit.  Ask them to show you a single country in the history of the world that long survived open borders and a generous social welfare policy.  The E.U., under "Stuck on Stupid" Merkel's 2015 plan, has tried it, and it may well lead to the end of that grand experiment as members peel away under an unsustainable welfare burden and burgeoning crime.

After Trump Signs Order Keeping Adults With Children, Democrats Demand Open Borders.  Yesterday [6/20/2018] President Trump signed an executive order that allows adults with children to be detained together after crossing into the United States illegally.  "We're signing an executive order.  I consider it to be a very important executive order.  It's about keeping families together while at the same time being sure that we have a very powerful, very strong border, and border security will be equal if not greater than previously," Trump said Monday afternoon at the White House, flanked by DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.  "We're going to have strong, very strong borders, but we're going to keep the families together.  I didn't like the sight or the feeling of families being separated."  The move came after outrage over the separation and detention of adults from children as part of the administration's zero tolerance policy to prosecute all individuals who enter the country illegally.  Adults were being held separately while awaiting a hearing before a judge.

Let's stop managing this invasion and start blocking it.  There is one data point that should immediately end the suicidal process of letting tens of thousands of dangerous people be released into our country:  Roughly 80 percent of asylum applicants from Central America have been rejected outright in recent years by immigration judges, who are typically more liberal in their views.  The number of applicants who truly fit the statutory description of an asylee is likely infinitesimal, and a very small percentage are ultimately approved.  This means that by entertaining enormous number of asylum applications within our borders, where many applicants who ultimately will not be accepted are nevertheless released into the population, we are putting Americans at risk with social problems, fiscal drains, strains on the schools, drugs, and gangs, all for a small number of legitimate asylees.

Nonprofit with La Raza ties reaped $1B housing immigrants, including kids separated from parents.  As debate continues over the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy, questions are being asked about a non-profit group that has collected huge amounts of government money to house and care for thousands of immigrant children being held in the system.  Texas-based Southwest Key Programs has taken in roughly $1 billion in federal contracts since the Obama administration, and is expected to receive about $500 million this year to house and provide services for immigrant children, according to reports.  And Southwest officials receive significant compensation for their efforts.

How Immigration Officials Cooked the Books and Fooled Congress for Years.  A recent Justice Department report on U.S. immigration courts provides a rare glimpse into the difficulties faced by the Trump administration as it repairs the damages inflicted on these tribunals over the last 20 years.  But give credit to the courts' new executive, James McHenry.  Early on, he identified the need for transparency and has made accurate disclosure of court business one of his agency's highest priorities.  Candor, if not reform, demands no less.  It's a good start for an executive whose predecessors often avoided — and sometimes denied — the truth about the courts' troubling dynamics.  Yet the courts limped along, their annual reports masking a systemic dysfunction never shared with Congress.  While transparency won't cure the dysfunction, it should identify obvious areas for reform — among them failures to appear in court.

Flashback: Obama Sued By Illegal Immigrant's Family For Wrongful Death In Detention Center.  Amid a media-inflamed firestorm over President Trump's "zero tolerance" illegal immigration policy and an Obama-era Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that forces illegal immigrant parents to be temporarily separated from their children, several outlets have provided a number of unfortunate flashbacks to the Obama administration's jam-packed immigrant detention centers.  On Wednesday [6/20/2018], the Drudge Report provided another one:  The tragic case of Roberto Aguilar Batista, 38, whose family sued President Barack Obama and multiple federal agencies after Batista died from complications of diabetes while being held in one of the administration's ill-equipped detention centers.

'It's a Human Right': Mexican Presidential Candidate on Mass Exodus to America.  Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) called for mass immigration to the United States during a speech Tuesday declaring it a "human right" for all North Americans.  "And soon, very soon — after the victory of our movement — we will defend all the migrants in the American continent and all the migrants in the world," Obrador said, adding that immigrants "must leave their towns and find a life in the United States."  He then declared it as "a human right we will defend," reports.

The man likely to be the next president of Mexico just called for mass migration to the US.  To be sure, AMLO [Andrés Manuel López Obrador] is only saying out loud what every other Mexican president believed in his heart; that America is Mexico's "social safety net" and that it's up to the US taxpayer to take care of Mexico's unemployable, destitute millions.  Unsaid by AMLO is the implication of a mass migration of Mexicans to the US. The not-so-secret dream of every Mexican government that illegals flooding into America will eventually allow for a "return" of California and much of the American southwest to Mexico.  What makes this socialist different, however, is his novel argument that entering the US illegally is actually a "human right."

Illegal Immigration and Lax Border Controls are The Epicenter of The UniParty.  CTH has tracked this issue so closely through the years it often feels futile for another reminder.  However, with the insufferable political games surfacing, yet again, over the issue of illegal immigrants and children — perhaps it is worth another visit.  Massive illegal immigration is supported by both sides of the professional political machine.  There are few issues more unifying for the K-Street purchased voices of DC politicians than keeping the borders open and the influx of illegal aliens as high as possible.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce pays politicians to keep this system in place.

Progressive Author Admits She Wants U.S. Borders To Be Like Open European Borders.  On Tuesday's episode of "Outnumbered" On Fox News, Pete Hegseth asked author Cathy Areu to tell him what the "most hated item" among progressives is regarding immigration policy.  During the exchange between Hegseth, Areu, and Townhall's Katie Pavlich, Areu admitted that she would like United States border policy to mirror that of Europe's.

Democrats' Border Separation Bill Would Let Nearly All Parents Who Commit Federal Crimes Get Off Scot-Free.  Democrats' proposed legislation to prohibit so-called border separations would actually prevent federal law enforcement agencies almost anywhere inside the United States from arresting and detaining criminals who are parents having nothing to do with unlawfully crossing the border and seeking asylum.  Every Senate Democrat has now signed on to cosponsor a bill written so carelessly that it does not distinguish between migrant children at the border and U.S. citizen children already within the United States.  The bill further does not distinguish between federal officers handling the border crisis and federal law enforcement pursuing the ordinary course of their duties.

The Big Immigration Charade.  If you sought to preserve the violent, reactionary and undemocratic regimes of countries like El Salvador and Honduras — and, to a great extent, Mexico — into perpetuity, how would you do it?  One way would be by providing a permanent U.S. safety valve for all their poor and downtrodden, the victims.  Just as with Europe and the Middle East, open borders can salve the soul and make us all feel good about ourselves, but they come with a price.  And that price is not just for the richer host countries in supplying costly services.  It is even greater for the countries of origin whose benighted citizens, the stay behinds, are left to suffer under governments that are incompetent, corrupt and often murderous.

Lindsey Graham stands behind Homeland Security chief on Mexico border separation policy.  South Carolina's two Republican U.S. senators have staked out their views on the Trump administration's handling of the child and family crisis on the Mexican border.  U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday [6/19/2018] he stands behind Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen amid growing controversy over separating migrant children from their parents.  U.S. Sen. Tim Scott said he disagrees with the practice now in place.

Trump: Dems want illegal immigrants to 'infest our country'.  President Trump on Tuesday restated his support for his administration's policy of separating migrant families at the U.S. border, calling Democrats "the problem."  "We must always arrest people coming into our Country illegally.  Of the 12,000 children, 10,000 are being sent by their parents on a very dangerous trip, and only 2000 are with their parents, many of whom have tried to enter our Country illegally on numerous occasions," he wrote on Twitter.

Sources:  Illegals Increasingly Use Other People's Children To Claim Asylum.  Illegal immigrants are increasingly posing with children who are not their own in order to try to gain expedited entry to the U.S., multiple sources tell The Daily Caller.  A law enforcement source directly involved in apprehension told The Daily Caller officers are increasingly encountering "family units" of adult males with children of various ages.  When law enforcement attempts to debrief the adult males with children, they often cannot answer even the most basic questions about their supposed children.  The children also rarely appear to know details of their apparent "fathers."

The left is starting to jump the shark on its child migrant 'crisis'.  For the left, it's finally springtime.  After months in the political wilderness, followed by the crushed hopes for the great blue wave, leftists are finally getting a grip on an issue they can pin on President Trump:  family separations among detained illegal border-crossers.  They're going wild with this issue, and the press is running stories about it nonstop, complete with crying children to tug at the heartstrings.  But there are signs it's getting to be too much for them, driving them to overplay their hand.  The child migrant crisis they have drummed up, with media cameras shamelessly exploiting the faces of crying children (they blank out unconsenting children's faces otherwise) separated from their parents, at first glance seems to be the magic bullet they've been looking for.

Remittances: Illegal Immigration's $30 Billion 'Hidden Tax'.  [Scroll down]  Redistribution is bad, elimination is worse.  Therein lies one of illegal immigration's biggest, yet routinely ignored, problems:  illegal aliens hop the border, work (often without paying taxes), and send a large chunk of their earnings back home via remittances.  Basically, remittances are a hidden tax Americans pay for the privilege of hiring artificially cheap illegal labor — and it adds up.  In fact, illegal immigrants may remit around $30 billion annually.  To be clear, it's impossible to know exactly how much money illegal immigrants remit annually.  There are three reasons for this.  First, we don't know how many illegal immigrants actually reside in America.  Second, the term remittance itself is ambiguous:  should we include money stuffed in a birthday card in our calculations?  Third, we cannot track the location of every dollar even if we wanted to (if we could, black markets wouldn't exist).

Donald Trump:  Democrats Want More Illegal Immigrants as 'Potential Voters'.  President Donald Trump again criticized Democrats Tuesday of allowing the crisis at the Southern border, accusing them of wanting to increase levels of illegal immigration for political reasons.  "Democrats are the problem," Trump wrote on Twitter.  "They can't win on their terrible policies, so they view them as potential voters!"  Trump again cited crime numbers in Germany, saying that the rates were up 10 percent since accepting a large influx of migrants into their populations.

Our Debate On Illegal Immigration Is A National Disaster.  When emotionalism meets scaremongering, it's difficult to have a useful debate about anything.  Yet for immigration, those seem to be the two choices.  The Trump administration has adopted a "zero tolerance" policy requiring law enforcement to prosecute illegal immigrants.  Yes, the policy comports with the letter of the law.  Yes, the Obama administration engaged in a similar policy on a smaller scale — and yes, the media covered it very differently.  But, no, President Trump doesn't "have to" temporarily break up families.  He chooses to do so, claiming, among other things, that it is a necessity in stopping gang violence.  Trump officials' inability to deal with the mess they created incompetently implementing their policy, and the public relations disaster resulting from that ineptitude, is on the administration, and no one else.

Trump says he won't allow US to become a 'migrant camp'.  President Donald Trump defended his strict immigration policy that is resulting in the separation of children from their parents at the border, declaring that he won't allow the United States to become a "migrant camp."  "The United States will not be a migrant camp, and it will not be a refugee holding facility," he said during a meeting of the National Space Council at the White House on Monday [6/18/2018].  "You look at what's happening in Europe and other places, we can't allow that to happen to the United States.  Not on my watch."

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Own Speechwriter Claims He'd Vehemently Opposed Illegal Immigration.  Today, we're going to look at what MLK may have said about illegal immigration to hopefully resolve this squabble.  And what better person for that than Clarence B. Jones, a former lawyer, close advisor, and speechwriter for the civil rights icon?  Here are some top quotes about illegal immigration from Jones book, 'What Would Martin Say,' regarding what he thinks MLK would have to say about the matter of illegal immigration.

7 Truths Liberals Will Never Acknowledge About Illegal Immigration.  [#1]  Any sort of legalization or amnesty encourages more illegal aliens to come here.  During the Reagan administration, we had a "one-time" amnesty that featured promises of security in return for three million illegals getting to become citizens.  Today, most estimates seem to put the number of illegals in the United States somewhere between 11-12.5 million.  In other words, seeing that we weren't serious about enforcing our immigration laws led to more illegals than ever coming here in hopes of getting amnesty.  If this amnesty goes through, we can expect to see the exact same problem repeated in a few decades.

'Separating babies from their mothers is immoral': Catholic leaders denounce Trump's zero-tolerance border protection policy.  Leaders of the Catholic church are criticizing the Trump administration over its border protection policy, saying that separating mothers who illegally come into the US from their children is 'immoral'.  Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, called out president Donald Trump and his 'zero-tolerance' policy on Wednesday [6/13/2018] during the the group's spring conference.

U.S. launches office looking for Americans who cheated to get their citizenship.  The U.S. government agency that oversees immigration applications is launching an office that will focus on identifying Americans who are suspected of cheating to get their citizenship and seek to strip them of it.

Canada: You illegal aliens need to stop breaching our border.  Canada was busy welcoming leaders from around the world to the G-7 summit this weekend and, aside from the United States president, everyone seemed to receive the standard, polite greeting from their Canadian hosts.  But there are some other foreigners who aren't getting such a warm reception anymore.  Those would be the illegal aliens pouring over the border into the Great White North now that U.S. immigration forces have been cracking down.  Despite Canada's legendary niceness and previous offer to take in the huddled masses fleeing from President Trump, that attitude is quickly changing.

Sessions:  Victims of domestic abuse and gang violence generally won't qualify for asylum.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Monday that victims of domestic abuse and gang violence generally will not qualify for asylum under federal law, a decision that advocates say will affect tens of thousands of foreign nationals seeking safe harbor in the United States.  Sessions' ruling overturned a 2016 decision by the Justice Department's Board of Immigration Appeals that said a abused woman from El Salvador was eligible for asylum under federal law.  The administrative appeals court is normally the highest authority in the issue, but the attorney general has the power to assign cases to himself and set precedents.

White Americans, Swing Voters in Battleground Districts:  Immigration Has Made Life 'Worse'.  The majority of white Americans and swing voters in 2018 swing districts say that change has made life "worse" in the U.S.  In the latest CBS News/YouGov poll, nearly 60 percent of white likely voters who see changes in their neighborhood from mass immigration said that immigration made their community "worse."  Only 15 percent of these voters said immigration has made American life "better."  These likely voters live in swing districts which could be swayed towards either the Republicans or Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections.

Pelosi's Remarks On The Economy Aren't Grounded In Reality.  [Democrats are] now fighting the same losing battles with Trump, like defending trashing the American flag and the national anthem, with the most recent giving cover to MS-13 gang members as folks... who aren't so bad.  Sorry, no — they're garbage human beings who are thugs, rapists, and murderers, devoid of any humanity.  They deserve to be treated as such.  Lock 'em up and throw away the key.  Dehumanization of a cancerous and dangerous criminal element in our society is not a bad thing; it's a necessity.

An Army Base Ordered Pizza. Then Guards Called ICE on the Delivery Man.  An Ecuadorean restaurant worker making a delivery to an Army garrison in Brooklyn wound up being detained June 1 after a routine background check at the gate revealed there was a warrant for his arrest for immigration law violations, officials said.

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The Associated Press must have intended this to be an immigration sob story.  I think it's hilarious.  Next stop:  Galapagos Islands!

U.S. Chamber of Commerce demands amnesty for 1 million migrants.  The country's largest business lobby pleaded with Congress this week to grant legal status to a million illegal immigrants, saying the job market is so hot that the country couldn't stomach losing them if they are asked to leave.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce also rejected proposals to cut future immigration levels, saying they "would be devastating to our economy."  Neil L. Bradley, a longtime GOP staffer on Capitol Hill who is now executive vice president at the chamber, sent a letter to lawmakers who have kick-started a new debate in the House on broad immigration reforms.

The lawless, porn-respecting, MS-13-loving, humorless American left.  [The Democrats] defend aliens' illegal entry into the United States and give them sanctuary even after they have committed violent crimes that have taken the lives of innocent American citizens. [...] As for Nancy Pelosi's defense of the "spark of divinity" within the members of MS-13, those drug-dealing, sex-trafficking, machete-wielding murderers, she was not alone among her tribe of Democrats.  There is no miscreant, no matter how vile and murderous, whom they will decline to vindicate, to endorse.  They encourage them to come here and welcome them when they get here.  They are much more protective of them than they are the native-born and legal immigrants on whom they prey.  They plan to see to it that they all vote — for Democrats, of course.  For their votes, they will be provided health care, food stamps, welfare... full subsidization on the American taxpayer's dime in sanctuary cities, where they are free to deal their drugs and terrorize their fellow immigrants who are scared to death of them.  That pretty much sums up the Democratic Party today.

U.S. sending 1,600 immigration detainees to federal prisons.  U.S. authorities are transferring into federal prisons about 1,600 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees, officials told Reuters on Thursday [6/7/2018], in the first large-scale use of federal prisons to hold detainees amid a Trump administration crackdown on people entering the country illegally.

Steve King Sounds Alarm:  The Establishment is Stampeding GOP Towards Amnesty Cliff.  The House GOP leadership will push a new amnesty bill today that does not set upper limits on an amnesty or even cut migration levels but which does exclude reforms found in Rep. Bob Goodlatte's immigration reform bill, sources tell Breitbart News.  In November, if House Speaker Paul Ryan gets his way, most GOP legislators "will be on record in support of amnesty," Iowa Rep. Steve King told Breitbart News.  "It is not going to help us in November" if there is a vote in the House on amnesty, King said.

Interior Secy. Zinke orders park police and rangers to Mexico border.  Calling the border with Mexico an "environmental disaster," Interior Secy.  Ryan Zinke has ordered both U.S. park rangers and park police to Arizona and New Mexico to help stop the movement of illegal immigrants into the country.  He said two parks on the border — Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona and Amistad National Recreation Area in Texas — have become strewn with garbage and needles.

House Republicans Are Scrambling As November Approaches.  Our flawed immigration system is one of the most pressing problems facing our nation today.  The flood of illegals continuing to pour across our borders poses threats to our national security and brings an epidemic of crime, drugs, disease and countless other problems while border agencies are limited in their response.  Then-candidate Trump promised to build a wall to thwart illegal immigration and demanded legislative action to stem the flood of illegals.  House Speaker Paul Ryan and fellow leftwing Republicans, along with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have done nothing.

Border Patrol union president:  Trump putting troops on border is a 'colossal waste of resources'.  The president of the labor union representing Border Patrol agents criticized President Trump's move to deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border, calling it a "colossal waste of resources."  Brandon Judd, the president of the National Border Patrol Council, said the union has "seen no benefit" from the deployment of about 1,600 troops so far, according to the Los Angeles Times on Thursday.  Judd said he originally supported the move because past deployments have been helpful to the Border Patrol, but that this time, "that has not happened at all."  "When I found out the National Guard was going to be on the border, I was extremely excited," he said.

National Guard deployment led to 4,116 apprehensions, not a 'colossal waste of resources'.  Department of Homeland Security officials lambasted the president of a Border Patrol union for calling President Trump's border deployment of the National Guard a "colossal waste of resources."  As of Friday, National Guard troops assisted U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and Border Patrol agents in apprehending 4,116 illegal immigrants, turning back 1,182 people, and seizing 3,486 pounds of marijuana since April 15, according to new DHS data first obtained by the Washington Examiner.  Yet National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd, who originally supported Trump's April 4 executive order, said Friday [5/25/2018] he has "seen no benefit" to the project.

DHS to cancel Obama-era foreign investor immigration program.  The Trump administration moved Friday to officially revoke an Obama-era program designed to entice foreign entrepreneurs to move to the U.S. to invest their cash in businesses here, saying the previous administration overstepped its powers.  The revocation, if it becomes final, would be yet another blow to President Obama's attempts to rewrite the immigration system by executive fiat — a policy that also included the DACA deportation amnesty for illegal immigrant "Dreamers," a broader prohibition on deportations of most illegal immigrants, and new programs to allow more people to enter legally.

Environmental red tape stalls border agents trying to fill drug-smuggler tunnels.  Environmental red tape is causing "long delays" for border agents as they try to fill tunnels used to smuggle people and dangerous drugs into the U.S. from Mexico, according to border officials and Republican lawmakers who have discussed the problem with agents.  Frustrated agents complain the lengthy federal review process can stall critical tunnel-plugging efforts for months after passageways are first discovered.  The tunnels are being used to move people, illegal drugs and even fake pharmaceuticals.  But regulations stemming from laws like the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act are putting "remediation" on hold.

Trump to cut foreign aid for home countries of illegal immigrants.  President Trump announced Wednesday [5/23/2018] that the U.S. will begin to deduct foreign aid from countries whose residents illegally enter the United States.  "Many of these countries we give tremendous amounts of aid to.  Tens of millions of dollars.  And we're working on a plan to deduct a lot of the aid," Trump said at an event in New York denouncing the Salvadoran gang MS-13.  "We're going to work out something where every time someone comes in from a certain country, we're going to deduct a rather large amount of money from what we give them in aid, if we give them aid at all," Trump said.  "We may just not give them aid at all."

Trump's Immigration Crackdown Opening Construction Jobs for Women.  President Trump's tightened labor market through increased enforcement of immigration is forcing home builders to recruit American women, rather than relying on cheap, illegal alien workers.  A new report by MarketWatch reveals how the tightened labor market is securing construction jobs and opportunities for women who would otherwise have been passed on in favor of cheaper foreign laborers.

Greensboro, NC fire that killed 5 children exposes more concerns with US refugee program.  Did you hear the news about the five children from the DR Congo who died in an apartment fire in Greensboro, North Carolina just over a week ago?  Probably not because stories showing the unhappy side of refugee resettlement are rarely seen outside the immediate locale.

U.S. Imported More than 10M Immigrants in Last Decade, Exceeding the Population of NYC.  Since 2008, the U.S. has admitted and permanently resettled close to 10.8 million legal immigrants, a foreign population that exceeds the entire population of New York City, New York — where more than 8 million residents live.  Of those roughly 10.8 million legal immigrants resettled across the U.S., the majority derives from the process known as "chain migration," where newly naturalized citizens are allowed to bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the country.

Outside the Defensible Perimeter.  Five years ago, my husband and I bought a house in the emptiest county in America. [...] If you climb the mountains behind our house and look south, you look into Mexico.  If you climb those mountains to the top, you are on one of the major drug trafficking routes into America.  If you stay in the desert at the foot of the mountains, you are in rattlesnake country — the greatest biodiversity of rattlers in America, and the night path of illegal aliens.  It is not even a secret that the 60 miles between the border and Interstate 10 are treated as a no man's land.  We live and vote and pay taxes in America, but the government acts as if we are beyond the defensible perimeter of the country.

Jeff Sessions ends Obama-era 'de facto' court amnesty for illegal immigrants.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a directive to immigration judges Thursday [5/17/2018] telling them they can no longer shunt deportation cases off onto permanent wait lists and leave illegal immigrants free to roam the U.S.  Known as administrative closure, the wait list had become a favorite tactic of the Obama administration, serving to protect low-priority illegal immigrants from deportation.  Rather than pursue those cases, government attorneys would propose — and judges would grant — administrative closure by shipping more than 200,000 cases to the suspension list in what analysts said became a de facto amnesty.

Arizona Border Ranchers Live in fear as Illegal Immigration Worsens.  More than half a million illegal immigrants of several dozen nationalities have been apprehended on John Ladd's sprawling cattle ranch in southeastern Arizona.  Ladd has also found 14 dead bodies on his 16,500-acre farm, which has been in his family for well over a century and sits between the Mexican border and historic State Route 92.  The property shares a 10½-mile border with Mexico, making it a popular route for human and drug smugglers evading a meager force of Border Patrol agents in the mountainous region.  "As big as that number sounds, many more got away," said National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd of the hundreds of thousands arrested on Ladd's parcel.  Judd spent a chunk of his decades-long career with the agency patrolling the area and he knows it well.  "It's gotten more violent.  It's gotten worse."

U.S. Resettling More Refugees Than the Population of Philadelphia.  From Fiscal Year 2008 to Fiscal Year 2017, the United States gave Lawful Permanent Resident status to 1,761,927 on humanitarian grounds, which is larger than the population of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to a press release from the White House.  The White House mentioned on Thursday [5/17/2018] the variety of programs and laws that provide for the refugees to gain such status in the United States.

The Left Can't Handle The Truth On Illegal Immigration.  During an interview with John Burnett of NPR, White House chief of staff John Kelly said the following about illegal immigrants:  ["]The vast majority of the people that move illegally into the United States are not bad people.  They're not criminals.  They're not MS-13.  Some of them are not.  But they're also not people that would easily assimilate into the United States into our modern society.  They're overwhelmingly rural people in the countries they come from — fourth, fifth, sixth grade educations are kind of the norm.  They don't speak English, obviously that's a big thing.  They don't speak English.  They don't integrate well, they don't have skills.  They're not bad people.  They're coming here for a reason.  And I sympathize with the reason.  But the laws are the laws.  But a big name of the game is deterrence.["]  Leftist outlets immediately labeled these comments racist.  But factually supported statements about the educational attainment, language skill, and success assimilating of illegal immigrants do not indicate racism.

Local authorities struggle with ICE over bringing detainees to court.  Some immigrants living in the country illegally and accused of crimes sit in legal limbo, caught in a tug of a war between local prosecutors and federal immigration authorities who won't let them appear in court because they fear being denied the opportunity to deport them.

John Kelly:  Illegal immigrants don't have skills, can't 'integrate' well into modern US society.  White House chief of staff John Kelly said in an interview set to air Saturday that the majority of people who enter the U.S. illegally do not "assimilate" easily into modern American society.  "The vast majority of the people that move illegally into the United States are not bad people ... but they're also not people that would easily assimilate into the United States into our modern society," Kelly told NPR.  WH Chief of Staff John Kelly, asked about separating migrant families at the border, tells @NPR, "They don't integrate well.  They don't have skills."

Liberals Upset That License Plate Readers Are Used To Find Illegal Aliens.  The battle of public safety and law enforcement versus privacy concerns isn't going away any time soon.  Much of the debate these days revolves around increasingly affordable and available technology allowing the use of publicly mounted (or drone-based) cameras which can record both automobile license plate numbers and even human faces.  Scanners and facial recognition software can interpret this data and assist law enforcement agencies in locating suspects more quickly and accurately.  But this has some people highly upset.

U.S. cements plans to separate families crossing border illegally.  The Trump administration will increase criminal prosecutions of parents entering the United States illegally and place their children in protective custody, stepping up efforts to tighten immigration enforcement, U.S. officials said on Monday [5/7/2018].

Wedding bells for Illegal immigrants at U.S. courthouse.  The Moakley federal courthouse is being turned into a wedding chapel for illegal immigrant criminals desperately trying to avoid deportation from the promised land of EBT cards, Section 8 housing, Mass Health cards and Obamaphones.  Last week in a U.S. District courtroom, an illegal immigrant unlicensed alleged drunk driver was married to his "fiancee," who happens to be the mother of his 21-month-old anchor baby in, where else, Chelsea.

'A Circus at the Border': Malkin Rips 'Questionable' Asylum Claims From Migrant Caravan.  CRTV host Michelle Malkin ripped what she called "questionable" asylum claims by immigrants within the caravan that arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border last week.  The final group of migrants that arrived in Tijuana, Mexico, has crossed into California.  "This was a concerted effort to make a circus at the border," Malkin said on "Fox & Friends."  Malkin explained that most of the migrants traveling in the caravan were offered asylum in Mexico but refused.

Trump to send 57,000 Honduran TPS recipients back home.  The Trump administration will require 57,000 Honduran people to return to their home country, after having lived in the U.S. with protected status since a 1999 hurricane, according to a report Friday morning.  The administration will give Hondurans 12 to 18 months to return home, according to McClatchy.  Hondurans are the second-largest national group of people who benefit from TPS.  A DHS spokesperson told the Washington Examiner that Sec.  Kirstjen Nielsen "has not yet made a decision."  But a decision is due by July 6 and the government has yet to formally announce the reported policy change.

Pro-Amnesty Chamber of Commerce Spending $300K Against 'America First' Christina Hagan in Ohio Race.  The pro-amnesty for illegal aliens U.S. Chamber of Commerce is spending $300,000 in Ohio's 16th Congressional District race against populist conservative State Rep. Christina Hagan, who has committed to supporting President Trump's "America First" agenda on immigration, trade, and foreign policy.  Hagan — endorsed by the National Rifle Association (NRA), "Women For Trump," and the anti-establishment House Freedom Caucus — is facing a tight race against Anthony Gonzalez, a former San Francisco resident who is raking in the cash from the Republican establishment, as well as the pro-amnesty Chamber of Commerce.

Top judge:  Backlog of illegal immigration court cases over 1 million, delayed deportations 684,000.  The backlog of court cases addressing the status of illegal immigrant's has reached over one million, prompting Justice and immigration courts to step up efforts to hire more judges, digitize old paper systems and speed up court proceedings.  James McHenry, the director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review, which handles immigration cases, said Tuesday [5/1/2018] that the backlog of active cases is over 692,000 and that the courts have an additional 330,000 cases that have been put into "administrative closure," but that are still before the courts.

Cuomo Threatens Suit Against the Feds On Immigration Battle.  Governor Cuomo of New York is threatening to sue the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to stop its ongoing raids to detain illegal immigrants wanted for serious crimes like assault and rape.  A staggering 80% of those apprehended in recent ICE raids in New York were either convicted criminals or charged with crimes.  But Mr. Cuomo is siding with criminals over their victims.  He's playing politics.  Faced with a challenge on his left flank from Cynthia Nixon, he's desperate to prove his liberal bona fides.

Central American 'caravan' women and children enter U.S., defying Trump.  Eight women and children from a caravan of hundreds of Central American migrants have sought asylum in the United States after officials allowed them entry from Mexico, fueling hope among their companions who remain camped outside the border crossing.

DOJ charges 11 possible caravan members with illegally entering the US.  The Department of Justice on Monday filed complaints against 11 individuals believed to be members of the Central American migrant caravan, accusing them of illegally entering the United States.  After a month-long journey by bus, train and on foot, about 100 migrants arrived at the San Ysidro port of entry on the US-Mexico border on Sunday evening, preparing to claim asylum.  Twenty to 30 migrants spent Sunday night in front of the turnstiles leading to the US side of the San Ysidro port of entry in Tijuana, Mexico.  An organizer of the caravan said they would remain at the immigration processing center until "every last one is admitted into the United States."

Caravan arrives, Honduran flags flying, middle fingers flashing.  After a big buildup, the migrant caravan full of Central America's finest has finally arrived, and as screengrabs from local television broadcasts show, they gave America the bird.  Seriously.  Buried in a News 8 broadcast from San Diego was footage of illegal migrants and their supporters on the U.S. side breaching the U.S. fence on the border, waving a big Honduran flag, victory-style, and whipping out a big middle finger at America.

Illegals Say They Will Overwhelm Our System, Destroy Our Borders.  Hundreds of leftists are on both sides of the border supporting the soon-to-be illegal aliens who are climbing the fence dividing Tijuana, Mexico from Friendship, California.  Lines of leftists are also on the U.S. side, waiting to greet them.  So far, it is more of a stunt promoting the foreigners who are lying and gaming the system to get into the U.S. seeking jobs or welfare or both.  Many of the jobs they do get hired for are off the books so they don't pay taxes, get welfare, and they send the money they make back to their home countries.  There are whole towns being supported by Mexicans working illegally in the U.S.  These illegal foreigners are people who violate our laws.  This is what many politicians want for our country.

Chaos Erupts As "Caravan" Of Illegals Scales US Border Fence, Cheering "Gracias Mexico".  Scores of migrants gathered at the U.S. border began scaling the San Diego "wall" while shouting "Gracias, México!" presumably to thank the Mexican government for allowing them to travel from Central America to the U.S. border in the hopes of obtaining asylum from the Trump administration.  [Video clip]

U.S. Border Officers Limit Caravan Asylum Requests.  United States border officers are limiting asylum applications from the Honduran migrant caravan to a few dozen people per day, so helping avoid a rush of migrants that would trigger "catch and release" policies.

U.S. Officials Vow Tough Response If 'Caravan' Migrants Overrun Border.  More migrants from the caravan gathering on the Mexican side of the southern border are now planning a mass-application for asylum.  Hundreds of migrants gathered at border checkpoints in the Mexican border city of Tijuana Sunday [4/29/2018].

US: Border Crossing at Capacity, Migrant Caravan Must Wait.  Less than 200 Central Americans, part of a caravan of asylum seekers that traveled through Mexico to the border with San Diego, left a cross-border rally Sunday afternoon [4/29/2018], prepared to turn themselves in to U.S. authorities.

Report: Mexican Police Escort 'Migrant Caravan' to Border for Crossing Attempt.  Mexican police officers reportedly escorted the remnants of the once 1,200-person "migrant caravan" from shelters in Tijuana, Mexico, to the San Ysidro, California, port of entry.  Hundreds of mostly Central American migrants plan to cross the border within the next few hours while others contemplate staying in Mexico.  Some have already illegally crossed the border into southern California.  Mexican police officers could be seen in a CBS News video escorting buses of Central American migrants from the shelters where they spent the past few days to the country's northern border with California.

How to tell Democrat politicians are racist #5: Immigration.  For a long time Black unemployment has been much higher than white unemployment especially for teens and young adults.  While this is in part due to the poor education that Democrats ensure Blacks get it's hard to believe that it isn't also due in part to the massive influx of low skilled illegal immigrants who compete with Blacks for jobs.  Because illegals are paid under the table they're a lot cheaper than Black Americans.  Yet Democrats keep supporting massive illegal immigration.

Human caravan of 600 people arrives at the US border.  Members of the human caravan that has traveled through Mexico to the American border have started climbing the 18-foot high fence that separates the two countries as they prepare to turn themselves over to US authorities to seek asylum.  More than a dozen asylum seekers climbed the fence separating San Diego and Tijuana under the watchful eyes of US Border Patrol agents on Sunday [4/29/2018] as people rallied on both sides.  Hundreds of Central American migrants arrived at the US border on Sunday packed into five old school buses to rally before a planned mass attempt to apply for asylum in America.

Here They Come!  Thousands of Illegal Aliens And We Can't Stop Them.  As thousands of illegal aliens prepare to enter the USA illegally, free lawyers tell them how they can manipulate the system and our laws.  It's a free-for-all as economic migrants, prepared to take advantage of our freebies and jobs are calling themselves refugees.  This is not simply one caravan.  There are thousands of illegal aliens coming into our country shortly and we can't do a thing about it.  This goes on constantly.  Congress will do nothing.

How Will Mass 'Migrant' Crossing Not Be an Unprovoked Foreign Attack?  "Migrant 'caravan' at U.S.-Mexico border prepares for mass crossing," Reuters reported Thursday.  "Hundreds of Central American migrants from a caravan that crossed Mexico reunited in Tijuana on Wednesday and planned to cross the border together this weekend in defiance of threats by U.S. President Donald Trump to repel them."  If allowed to happen, the criminal invasion — and ultimately that's what it is — will be a direct result of a chain of circumstances aided and abetted by the Mexican government in violation of its own laws.  Mexican law requires foreign nationals be in their country legally and that their presence be beneficial.  It is a criminal offense there to aid and abet illegal immigration.

$46,654: Annual Cost of Detaining Illegal Alien Exceeds Average American Income.  The federal government paid a "bed rate" of $127.82 per day to house each illegal alien detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in fiscal 2016, according to ICE data published in a new report by the Government Accountability Office.  Even if you do not count the extra day in that leap year, that works out to $46,654.30 for each detention bed occupied by an illegal alien for 365 days.  The approximately $46,654 it cost to house a detained illegal alien for 365 days in fiscal 2016 was approximately $104 more than the average income for Americans 15 and older that year — which, according to Census Bureau Table PINC-01, was $46,550.

WashPost: All 'Caravan' Border Jumpers May Face Jail.  The Washington Post is warning all migrants in the Honduran "caravan" that they may be criminally prosecuted for trying to evade border guards this weekend, even if they bring children with them for legal cover.  The threat came in a Thursday evening [4/26/2018] report on the contents of a leaked policy memo sent to Homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Ingraham: Activist Attys Holding 'Seminars' for Honduran Caravan to 'Game Immigration Law'.  Laura Ingraham said that while President Donald Trump is sending additional ICE attorneys and other resources to combat a possible stream of asylum-seekers from a Honduran caravan transiting through Mexico, American lawyers are holding "seminars" to help those folks potentially fight the government in court.  Ingraham said the caravan initially numbered at about 1,000, while 600 remain now and 100 have made it to the border.  She said that activist lawyers are trying to help the caravan members successfully claim asylum and enter the United States.  [Video clip]

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What America Can Learn from Japan's Immigration System.  [T]he United States is feeling the effects of decades of illegal immigration, a lax legal immigration system (per the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965) and acceptance of large numbers of refugees.  As a result, America faces an unprecedented level of ethno-religious and cultural tension that is compounded by economic pressures.  The advent of artificial intelligence and robotics also plays a large role in replacing millions of jobs in low-skill, tertiary sector employment — which would negate the need for low-skilled, uneducated labor from so-called "developing" countries.  All of this points to the need for a more restrictive immigration system that puts our citizens and their needs before taking in more people from around the world.

Katy Perry Calls for Open Borders, Gets Stalker Deported.  Do as I say, not as I do.  This is the motto of every Hollywood, media, and government elitist.  Katy Perry is no different.  She has called for open borders on several occasions. [...] But early this year, Perry up some barriers of her own after a crazed fan rushed the stage at one of her concerts.  A Polish immigrant who was obsessed with the pop star, and had stalked her and attended at least six of her shows in a row, was arrested, charged with several crimes, and deported from the U.S.

ICE arrests 60 in N.J. in 5-day enforcement sweep.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 60 people last week in a sweep through New Jersey.  It was the latest in a series of similar operations both here and nationwide, targeting those illegally present in the country.  Officials said those arrested included individuals charged with driving under the influence, domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.  According to ICE, more than 20 had been issued a final order of removal and failed to depart the United States, or had been previously removed from this country and had returned illegally.

Trump tells border officials to block migrant caravans from entering US.  President Trump announced Monday he has directed the Department of Homeland Security to block large groups of migrants who have begun to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border and apply for asylum as refugees from Central America.

Most Californians back more deportations; nearly half support travel ban, survey finds.  An overwhelming majority of Californians want to deport more illegal immigrants, and nearly half support President Trump's travel ban aimed at reducing terrorism, according to a new survey from the University of California at Berkeley's Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society.  But in reporting the findings of the statewide December 2017 survey, the Haas Institute on Wednesday [4/18/2018] appeared to put a liberal spin on some of the results.  For example, the headline of its news release reads, "Majority of Californians oppose border wall, support racial inclusion."

The Courts Rule Supreme Over Immigration Policy.  President Trump's Supreme Court appointee Neil Gorsuch sided with his liberal colleagues Tuesday [4/17/2018] in making it harder to deport non-citizen criminals.  Surprisingly, Gorsuch's divergence from fellow conservative justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito was enthusiastically received by conservatives.  "I'm actually reading Gorsuch's concurrence and find myself nodding along with him," talk radio host Erick Erickson tweeted.  "His basic argument is that the law, as construed, gives judges way too much discretion to act on their whims because Congress was too vague in how it wrote the law."  "No, the opinion is actually highly conservative — and it has nothing to do with immigration as such," pro-Trump columnist Kurt Schlichter argued in response to criticism of Gorsuch's decision.

A California Reader Warns That A "Speaker Kevin McCarthy" Will Be Wholly Owned By The Cheap Labor Lobby.  There are rumors that Kevin McCarthy is going to replace Ryan as Speaker.  [Paul Ryan endorses Kevin McCarthy to be next House speaker, By Matt Richardson, Fox News, April 13, 2018]  It's horrible news for Americans if he is — McCarthy's district includes Paramount Farms, probably the largest employer of illegal aliens in the nation, they've imported so many migrant farm workers they've turned Bakersfield from a white American city into a brown Socialist Latino city.  McCarthy can't enforce federal immigration law and stay in office, Paramount Farms was also used in the Reagan amnesty, pretty much any illegal alien in the nation claimed a work record there and there was no verification.

Obama-Era Judge Sides With Illegal Immigrant Who Sued Company For Discrimination.  Illegal immigrants have long had issues with gaining legal employment.  Illegal immigrants in the U.S.A. tend to work under-the-table jobs, jobs that pay them in cash.  Those jobs are generally less regulated and also pay less, sometimes even below minimum wage.  However, because ILLEGAL immigrants are, by definition, illegally in the country, they often cannot get employment.  After all, governments at both the federal and state level penalize illegal immigrant employees, and they even raid businesses suspected of hiring illegals.  But now, for the second time in a handful of years, a federal court has proclaimed that businesses can be sued for 'discriminating against illegal immigrants' by refusing to hire them.

Court Rules Illegal Aliens Can Sue over "Discriminatory Employment Policy" Requiring Green Cards.  For the second time in a few years, a federal court has ruled that illegal immigrants can sue American employers that refuse to hire them because they require workers to be U.S. citizens or legal residents (green card holders).  The latest blow to the rule of law was delivered by an Obama-appointed federal judge in south Florida, who handed a powerful open-borders group a huge victory in a case accusing a major U.S. company of discriminating against an illegal immigrant.  Though years apart, both lawsuits were filed by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), a leftist group that specializes in discrimination lawsuits on behalf of illegal immigrants and has Chicago ties to Obama.  MALDEF pushes for free college tuition for illegal immigrants and lowering educational standards to accommodate new migrants.  Its leadership refers to the U.S. government's immigration enforcement effort as racist and xenophobic and says it's racist to make English the country's official national language and inhumane to protect the southern border with a fence.  Both MALDEF victories involve plaintiffs who benefit from a special Obama amnesty known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that shields nearly 800,000 illegal aliens under the age of 31 from deportation.

Ending anchor babies.  Republican Congressman Steve Scalise of Louisiana made his bid for House speaker now that Paul Ryan is punking out to become a millionaire lobbyist.  Scalise just proposed House Resolution 140, the Birthright Citizenship Act, which would enforce the constitutional provision that citizenship applies only to those who are "subject to the jurisdiction" of the United States.  That means the babies of illegal aliens no longer will be assumed to be citizens.  If a Mexican woman comes to the United States and has a baby, that baby would be a Mexican not an American.

Border Patrol Reports 'Large Groups' of Migrants Crossing into Texas.  Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector are reporting "large groups" of illegal immigrants crossing the Texas border with Mexico, according to a statement circulated Tuesday [4/10/2018].  They are mostly composed of unaccompanied minors and families from Central America.  During a two-day period last week, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Weslaco Station reported the apprehension of 112 migrants in two large groups that crossed the border from Mexico illegally on Friday and Saturday.  The arrests occurred near the Texas border town of Hidalgo, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on Tuesday morning.

Some 200 migrants in Mexico caravan to seek U.S. asylum: organizers.  At least 200 Central