Immigration  Issues

Introduction:

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.


Subtopics

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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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]


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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 FWD.us, 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 Telesurvtv.net, 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.

The Editor says...
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.

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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.

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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," eluniversal.com 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 American migrants in a "caravan" traveling through Mexico that provoked the ire of U.S. President Donald Trump plan to seek asylum in the United States, organizers said on Monday [4/9/2018].

Trump's Wall May Not Be Built, But The Illegal Immigrant Welcome Mat Is Being Removed.  President Donald Trump continues to confound his critics.  The same pundits who went crazy when he first proposed a wall on the southern border now rail against him for being a failure because he has not achieved that border wall.  But beyond the political theater and tweets, when one considers what Trump has actually done, there is a surprise:  The wall may not be there, but neither is the welcome mat to illegal immigrants that President Barack Obama had put out.  That's progress.

Largest illegal alien raid since Bush was president.  The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents took 97 illegal aliens into custody after raiding Southeastern Provision, a Tennessee meat processing plant on Friday.  Ten face additional criminal charges.  Supporters of open borders said this was the largest single-workplace raid since George W. Bush was president.  Good.  They are not supposed to be here.

Migration — or Invasion?  What can a government do if millions of unarmed people just keep walking towards your national border?  Is it considered migration or invasion?  The question that Europe has been facing since 2015, after Angela Merkel's siren call, will now be faced by the United States, as thousands from Central and South America are marching through Mexico to the U.S. border.  In an earlier era, Mexico would have been seen as complicit in an invasion of the United States and it would be considered an act of war.

The Limits of American Patience.  Mexico assumed that a rich neighbor could, in perpetuity, serve as a refuge of last resort for its impoverished citizens, thereby providing a safety valve and precluding any need for its own internal reform.  The United States was supposedly so affluent that it could both offer entitlements to illegal aliens and, given such aid, not care whether many of them sent $60 billion back home (what is a mere $60 billion out of a multi-trillion dollar economy?) to Central American and Mexico.  When occasionally the United States recoiled a bit, Mexico could always accuse an essentially open-border America of being restrictionist and xenophobic.  One wonders how exactly would Mexico's hostility be expressed — by vows not to receive remittances, or to demand repatriation of its lost citizens, or unilaterally to leave NAFTA, or to elect a nationalist president who would build a wall?

Guarding the border:  Joint U.S.-Mexican zone needed to secure America.  The unfettered movement of transnational criminals, Islamic extremists and illegal border crossers across our porous southern border poses a clear and immediate national security threat.  The sophistication of the illicit networks that traffic in narcotics, foment terror and exploit human suffering for profit have exceeded our current ability to protect the homeland.  We must continue to be vigilant, but adopt a more aggressive, offense-oriented border strategy.  You cannot win and defeat this national threat by being on defense all the time using limited assets and restrictive rules of engagement.

Palin Says Dems Want to 'Import' Votes, Refuse to Secure Border.  Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin discussed the Second Amendment, border security, immigration and much more in a wide-ranging interview with Mark Levin.  The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate said she sees "hypocritical double standards" when it comes to the left's push for more gun control measures.  She said all Americans have the constitutional right to protect themselves and their families in the same way celebrities and politicians are protected.

President Donald Trump Signs Memo Ending 'Catch and Release' Policy.  On Friday, the White House announced President Donald Trump signed a memorandum ending the immigration policy known as 'catch and release.' [...] "The safety and security of the American people is the President's highest priority, and he will keep his promise to protect our country and to ensure that our laws are respected," White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

Trump takes step toward ending 'catch and release' immigration policy.  President Trump signed a memorandum on Friday seeking to take steps toward ending the "catch and release" immigration policy, a term that generally refers to the release of illegal immigrants as they wait for an immigration hearing.  "Today, President Donald J. Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum to take important steps to end 'catch and release,' the dangerous practice whereby aliens who have violated our Nation's immigration laws are released into the United States shortly after their apprehension," the Office of White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.  "The safety and security of the American people is the President's highest priority, and he will keep his promise to protect our country and to ensure that our laws are respected."

Oregon's Liberal Dem Governor Kate Brown Accepted Large Soros Donation Three Days Before She Refused to Send National Guard to Protect US Border.  Liberal Democrat Governor Kate Brown accepted a large donation from George Soros only days before announcing that she will not send Oregon's National Guard to the Southern border to help protect the country from illegal aliens.

The New World Order failed.  [Scroll down]  Next came the collapse of the Soviet Union.  Instead of ending NATO, we expanded it.  Then came the European Union, which Prime Minister Thatcher reluctantly agreed to.  And NAFTA.  We were told this would mean more jobs here, and fewer illegal aliens as Mexicans could find work there.  But it turned out to be a you-can-keep-your-doctor moment.  We lost factory jobs, and gained illegal aliens.

Zero tolerance at the border.  Jeff Sessions may look like he makes Keebler cookies, but he is tougher than nails.  He announced on Friday [4/6/2018] a zero tolerance policy for border-jumping illegal aliens.  [Video clip]  The president ordered up the National Guard.  Sessions is doing his part.  "The situation at our Southwest Border is unacceptable.  Congress has failed to pass effective legislation that serves the national interest — that closes dangerous loopholes and fully funds a wall along our southern border," Sessions said.  Prosecutors will work with Homeland Security on this.

ICE raids meatpacking plant in Tennessee; 97 immigrants arrested.  Ten people were arrested on federal immigration charges, one person was arrested on state charges and 86 immigrants were detained for being in the country illegally, Tammy Spicer, a spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said in a statement Friday.  All of those arrested are suspected of being in the country illegally, she said.  Immigration advocates said most were from Mexico.

Sessions orders 'zero tolerance' policy at Southwest border.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Friday [4/6/2018] he's implementing a zero tolerance policy for immigrants illegally crossing the Southwest border.  Sessions notified all federal prosecutors along that part of the border of the new policy in a memo Friday and directed them to make prosecuting criminal immigration offenses a priority.  He also directed prosecutors to work with the Department of Homeland Security to develop guidelines for prosecuting offenses under immigration law.

President Trump has every right to defend our border and not give in to migrant group's demands.  President Trump's announcement that he is prepared to use military resources to deal with a long-simmering border crisis is a welcome response to the vexing influx of illegal arrivals, including those hoping to take advantage of our broken system for handling asylum seekers.  Some Democrats are already describing the president's announcement as an act of hate:  "President Trump's statements about deploying our military to the U.S.-Mexico border and downplaying the strength of our laws do little more than stoke anti-immigrant hate," said Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., who is ranking member of the Homeland Security committee.  On the contrary, this is a necessary move in the face of rising apprehension over illegal crossers, and the pending arrival of an unusually large, organized "caravan" of more than 1,000 Central American migrants working its way through Mexico, which has declared its intention to gain entry to the United State.  The caravan leaders, who are with the U.S.-based migrant solidarity group Pueblo Sin Fronteras, say they are assisting the migrants in asserting their "right" to enter the United States to settle as asylum seekers.

Border Agent: 'We Lock Our Doors Because We Love People Inside, Don't Hate Those Outside'.  A vice president of the Border Patrol Council said he is "very grateful" to President Donald Trump for the White House's focus on the Mexican border.  "We have somebody who's running the country that's putting immigration at the forefront," Art del Cueto said.  Del Cueto said Trump's idea to deploy the National Guard is not unusual, as past presidents have done the same in hopes of assisting the Border Patrol.

Our border is a better place for our military than the Middle East.  Yesterday [4/4/2018], the president took us one step closer to reorienting our national security priorities by announcing his intention both to withdraw our troops from Syria in the near future and send National Guard troops to our own border.  Isn't it time to guard our sovereignty rather than the "sovereignty" of Islamic tribal factions in nation-states that no longer exist?

REPORT: The Soros-Funded Mass Migration Of Illegals Into America Is Just About To Go Nuclear.  Media reports have suggested the movement of thousands of "asylum seekers" toward the U.S. southern border is comprised mostly of women and children.  NOT TRUE.  It is a gathering dominated by young men — very similar to what has been taking place throughout Europe for the last decade as entire nations are being transformed/overrun by people who have no interest in assimilating but rather are there to colonize.  Crime rates have skyrocketed and social services are at breaking points as "come on in" government policies have proved disastrous to the people paying for them.

Mo Brooks Calls The Surge Of Illegal Immigrants 'Invasion By Foreign Nationals,'.  CNN's Alisyn Camerota took issue with Republican Rep. Mo Brooks' statement on illegal immigration and tried to go head-to-head with the Alabama congressman Friday [4/6/2018] on "New Day."  Camerota read Brooks' statement about the caravan of illegal immigrants making their way to America's southern border, and called him out for referring to it as an "invasion by foreign nationals."

Illegal immigrants dump tons of waste in the wilderness every day.  The amount of trash still littering Arizona's landscape tops by several times the amount that has been picked up, says Kathy Pedrick, who administers BLM's project.  In addition to being in remote areas, these dumpsites are also high-crime zones.  After all, drug smugglers often use the same trails as people smugglers.  The best routes into our country are bought, and the cartels don't like anyone mucking around on land they've paid good money to control.  Another problem:  ADEQ officials say the sites can be contaminated with bio-hazardous waste.  What else might be in these dumps?  Are communicable diseases present?

Is the Migrant Caravan a Trojan Horse?  Migrants from Central America are supposedly fleeing their home countries to seek political asylum further north.  They are allowed to cross Mexico's own southern border but are not being invited to stay in Mexico or granted asylum by Mexico.  Instead they are given assistance, by migrant organizations, the Mexican government, and likely American pro illegal immigration groups, toward their final destination, the United States.  Once they set foot in the U.S., they can claim political asylum, and with U.S. catch-and-release policies, are essentially set free within the U.S. Are all of the migrants being persecuted politically in their home countries or are some traveling with the caravan for other reasons?  If so, how many?

The Military Can Secure the Border and Build the Wall.  El Salvadoran migration has inflicted 207 murderers on this country.  The migrant caravan threatening to invade this country includes migrants from El Salvador.  Some of them may be MS-13 members.  The Pueblo Sin Fronteras caravan of 1,000 migrants is the product of an alliance between international leftists and migrant invaders.  Their goal is the invasion, colonization and occupation of America.  And the only ones defending us against them are the members of an outnumbered border patrol, threatened by both drug cartels on the other side of the border and sanctuary states in this country.  That's why President Trump is mobilizing the troops to do the job that the Democrats won't do.

Can America Survive the Latest Plague?  A mob of foreigners planning to march across the United States border knowing in advance that numerous sanctuary cities will break federal law and welcome them in.  Unidentified individuals being allowed to vote in U.S. elections, riots at universities with the intention of preventing any discussion that does not agree with theirs.  These realities are all happening now and are all symptoms of a political plague that has been visited upon America and most of Europe. [...] The primary vehicles used to spread this insidious cognitive disorder at alarming rates consist of a leftist propaganda network known as the mainstream media, and indoctrination to leftist ideals via an overpriced monopolized leftist education system.

Majority of Americans:  Threaten Mexico with NAFTA Until They Help Stop Illegal Immigration to U.S..  The majority of Americans say they support President Trump threatening Mexico with tougher negotiations over the job-killing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) trade deal until the country's officials help the U.S. stop illegal immigration across the southern border.  In a new poll by Rasmussen Reports, about 51 percent of likely voters said the U.S. should take a tougher line in the current renegotiation of NAFTA to force Mexico to strengthen its efforts to stop illegal immigration and illegal drugs from entering this country.  Only 31 percent of likely voters said they opposed the effort.

'Migrant Caravan' is an Act of Aggression.  It is not an ordinary thing for thousands of people to spontaneously decide to go on a march to a foreign nation, demanding things of that nation.  Americans have good cause to wonder who, exactly, is behind the "caravan" of more than 1,000 Central Americans in Mexico that had been heading north until Tuesday [4/3/2018]. [...] Since Mexico welcomed the caravan and escorts it through the country, Mexico is clearly the prime mover.  Mexico seeks to violate U.S. sovereignty before the wall is built, while anybody can simply walk in, and before Congress empowers the U.S. Border Patrol to do its job.  In this caravan, Mexico deploys Central Americans, including minor children, as human shields in an aggressive action against the United States.  Such a loathsome action is standard practice in Mexico, a more oppressive regime than many Americans realize.

Border Arrests Increase 200 Percent Above Previous Year.  The number of illegal immigrants arrested along the southwest border with Mexico and declared inadmissible jumped 200 percent in March when compared to the previous year.  Border Patrol agents arrested nearly 38,000 migrants in the month of March, an increase of more than 10,000 in a single month.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials released the new apprehension numbers in its Southwest Border Migration Report on Wednesday evening.  In one month, total apprehensions increased from 26,662 in February to 37,393 in March — an increase of 40.25 percent.  When compared to March 2017, the number of arrests and aliens designated as inadmissible more than doubled, CBP officials stated.

50,308 Stopped at Mexican Border Last Month, Up 203% From March '17.  More than fifty thousand people — 50,308 — were either apprehended or deemed inadmissible at the Southwest border last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said on Wednesday [4/4/2018].  It's the highest monthly total of the Trump presidency.  The 50,308 apprehended/inadmissibles in March is a 37 percent increase from the 36,695 counted in February, but a whopping 203 percent increase from March 2017's 16,588.  CBP said the number of family units increased by 49 percent from February to March, and the number of unaccompanied children increased by 41 percent compared to February.

Secretary Ben Carson on Illegals:  HUD Is 'Going to Cooperate Very Much with the Justice Department'.  Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Dr. Ben Carson told Breitbart News it is his aim to ensure federal contracting jobs and other economic opportunities go to "our people" and that his agency will cooperate "very much" with the Department of Justice to enforce the U.S.'s immigration laws.  In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News on Monday [4/2/2018], Carson explained it is past time for American citizens — "our people," he said — to reap the full benefits of HUD projects.  "What we want to do, obviously, is empower people — that's a major goal that we have — our people, American citizens.  Our programs are aimed at that," said the secretary.

Caravan?  What Caravan?  As everyone knows, a "caravan" of more than 1,000 Hondurans is making its way North through Mexico toward the United States.  This caravan had sought, and drawn, a great deal of publicity before President Trump began talking about it. [...] Weirdly, the liberal media pretended to have no idea what the President was talking about.

Trump To Illegal Immigrant 'Caravan': No, You Aren't Citizens And, No, U.S. Border Is Not 'Open'.  Another day, another manufactured crisis.  In this one, a "caravan" of 1,200 people from Central America (mainly Honduras) are making their way up through Guatemala and Mexico to the U.S. border.  Once there, they plan to "demand" amnesty.  If the U.S. fails to defend its border, all of us will regret it later.

Tucker Carlson:  Mexico Is a 'Hostile Power'.  Tuesday [4/3/2018] on Fox News Channel's "Tucker Carlson Tonight," host Tucker Carlson slammed the Mexican government and explained why Americans have every reason to be skeptical of claims made by that government.  According to Carlson, the Mexican government's action made that nation a "hostile power" threatening the United States.

DOJ: Border-Crossers Have [an] 88 Percent Chance of Evading Deportation by Claiming 'Credible Fear'.  Border-crossers entering the United States illegally have an 88 percent chance of evading immediate deportation by claiming "credible fear" in their native country, the Department of Justice (DOJ) analysis reveals.  The issue of the country's loose asylum laws — where foreign nationals can claim that they are fearing for their lives in their native country and be released into the U.S. until their day in court — has sparked debate, as a caravan of 1,500 Central American asylum-seekers are headed for the southern border.

Illegal Alien Caravan Marching to US Border Begins to Splinter Into Smaller Groups.  Earlier this week, embedded Buzzfeed reporter, Adolfo Flores reported the Mexican immigration authorities said they were planning on disbanding the caravan of illegal aliens by Wednesday in Oaxaca.  However, defiant caravan organizers vowed to march forward with their list of demands to the U.S. border and plan to cross over from Baja, California.

Dan Bongino: 'This isn't immigration policy; this is chaos.'.  On Monday morning [4/2/2018], former Secret Service agent and host of "The Dan Bongino Show" Dan Bongino appeared on "Fox & Friends" to comment on reports of a new "caravan" of Central Americans traveling through Mexico toward the U.S. border.  Bongino argued that the open-borders position and support for the "struggle" of illegal immigrants is uncompassionate toward Americans who bear the costs of illegal immigrants and U.S. immigrants who follow the law.

DACA Declared Dead As Border Anarchy Intensifies.  A caravan of more than 1,000 young Central Americans is marching through Mexico heading for the United States.  This caravan is the project of Pueblo Sin Fronteras but establishment news reports provide little information on the group, whose website reveals no founder, staff, board of directors or funders.  "We are a collective of friends who decided to be in permanent solidarity with displaced peoples," the site explains.  None of the "friends" is named but "our dream is to build solidarity among peoples and turn down border walls imposed by greed."  According to CNN, Alex Mensing is one of the "US collaborators who works for Pueblo Sin Fronteras," but CNN did not explain that Mensing is a paralegal at the University of San Francisco's Immigration and Deportation Defense Law Clinic.

Trump:  We Will Guard Our Border With Our Military.  President Donald Trump said Tuesday [4/3/2018] that the US military will be used to guard the US-Mexico border.  "We are going to be guarding our border with our military.  That's a big step," Trump told reporters gathered at the White House.  "We cannot have people flowing into our country illegally, disappearing, and by the way never showing up for court."  The President's comments appear to take aim at current US policy which requires border agents to catch then release family units who arrive at the border from noncontiguous countries.  He also said he had spoken with Secretary of Defense James Mattis about the use of the military to guard the border.

Trump says he'll guard Mexican border with military.  President Trump said Tuesday [4/3/2018] that the caravan of illegal immigrants heading from Central America to the U.S. has been "broken up" in Mexico, potentially heading off a major headache for American officials.  "I have just heard the caravan coming up from Honduras is broken up, and Mexico did that," Mr. Trump said, saying Mexico bowed to pressure from the U.S. to take action.  There was no immediate independent confirmation from Pueblo Sin Fronteras, the group organizing the carazan, nor from Mexican officials.  But on Monday the Mexican government said it had taken steps to deport about 400 people who were part of the "Viacrucis Migrantes" caravan, which organizers claimed totaled 1,500 people, mostly Hondurans, who were looking to reach the U.S.

Organizers of US-bound immigrant caravan accuse Trump of 'bullying,' 'threats of mass violence'.  The organization behind the 1,000-person strong caravan of Central Americans surging toward the United States' southern border accused President Trump on Monday of "bullying" immigrants and threatening "mass violence" — while Trump again warned the advancing procession "had better be stopped."  Pueblo Sin Fronteras, or People Without Borders, fired back at Trump after the president's Twitter tirade urging Congress to invoke the "nuclear option" — requiring only a simple majority to pass legislation — in order to pass bills for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and tough immigration reform.

Californication blues.  [Scroll down]  Nevertheless, with almost 40 million people, millions of them illegal aliens who make up a significant part of the state's population, California muddles on.  But not without growing difficulty.  The illegals usually don't speak English, as if by right, and millions don't bother to take up U.S. citizenship or even legal residence, even though two-thirds of them have lived in the state for at least a decade. [...] A sanctuary law, enacted in a burst of piety and generosity, was intended to protect illegal aliens who have never seemed to get the hang of obeying the law.  The illegals are expected by the Democratic politicians to take out citizenship as soon as possible and vote Democratic ever after.

Donald Trump: 'Our Country Is Being Stolen' by Illegals.  President Donald Trump urged Congress to prevent large groups of illegal immigrants from entering the country.  "Act now Congress, our country is being stolen!" Trump wrote on Twitter on Monday morning [4/1/2018].  Trump said that "weak" border laws passed by Democrats prevented border patrol and ICE agents from enforcing the border laws.

Democratic Activist:  Keep Border Open Until Trump OKs Amnesty.  Democrats should hold the border open for Central American migrants until President Donald Trump agrees to a national amnesty for illegals, says Chuck Schumer's former top immigration aide.  The open borders plan came from Leon Fresco, an immigration activist now working in D.C. for foreign clients, including tens of thousands of Indian tech-workers.  In 2013, Fresco was Schumer's Democrats' chief immigration lawyer as they wrote up the disastrous "Gang of Eight" amnesty bill which prompted the public to elect pro-American Donald Trump in 2016.

America Is In Utter Jeopardy.  President Trump recently signed the largest six month spending bill in United States history.  Illegal border crossers are having a field day crossing our southern border like they did during the Obama presidency.  Border officials are back to catching and releasing those who shuffle into our republic illegally.  Leftist democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Chuckie Schumer are still celebrating the massive funding of sanctuary cities.  Obviously neither Chuckie or Nancy have any regard for American born sovereigns and legal immigrants who are often raped, robbed, or beaten to death by illegal border crossers who moonlight as dastardly MS 13 gang members.  History has proven ever since the barbarians sacked Rome, that enemies will infiltrate any nation foolish enough to not secure their borders.

Organizers of Illegal Migrant Caravan Headed to US Are Feeling the Backlash.  Pueblos Sin Fronteras, the group behind the 1500 strong illegal migrant army marching through Mexico with the blessing of the Mexican government to the United States is feeling the heat from pro-border Americans and President Donald Trump.  Spokespersons for PSF gave interviews on Sunday in which they claimed most of the migrants would stay in Mexico while others would seek asylum at US ports of entry rather than illegally cross the border.  Video from March 26 [shows] Mexican authorities allowing 1500 illegal migrants to sweep through a border checkpoint from Guatemala.

Hey, Mueller, Here's Proof of Election-influencing Collusion With Foreign Nationals.  These are people who, like the Russkies, engaged in "information warfare" during campaigns.  Like the Russkies, they tried to sow discord and foment unrest via "Astroturf" operations.  Unlike the Russians, these people actually admitted to doing the above — and stealing votes — on hidden camera.  And unlike the Russians, who cannot be extradited, these meddlers are not beyond the law.

College Mills Are Selling Visas to Foreign Students.  College mills are selling visas to foreign students.  These students aren't vetted in any serious way.  Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is confronting the Department of Homeland Security about a special program called the Optional Practical Training program (OPT) under which groups "pose as education institutions in order to secure visas for tuition-paying foreign students."  "Visa mills are those marginal educational institutions that provide visas and work permits to foreign students, but little in the way of actual schooling," according to the Center for Immigration Studies.

We Can't Stop the 1200 Illegals, We Have to Set Them Free in the US.  Most have heard by now of an imminent invasion of 1200 illegal aliens about to hit our border.  Most of the marching illegals come from Honduras.  They are being led by an open borders group while BuzzFeed chronicles their journey.  What people don't realize is we have to let them into the country and then set them free inside the country.  This has been going on for years.  Border Patrol agent and union spokesperson Brandon Judd explained to Pete Hegseth on Fox&Friends that a Mexican agency is helping these people come into the U.S.  The group should be prosecuted in the United States but no one does it.

Army of Illegals Marching on U.S..  For five days now hundreds of Central Americans — children, women, and men, most of them from Honduras — have boldly crossed immigration checkpoints, military bases, and police in a desperate, sometimes chaotic march toward the United States.  Despite their being in Mexico without authorization, no one has made any effort to stop them.

Caravan of 1,500 Central American Migrant Familes Crossing Mexico to Reach U.S. Border.  A caravan of more than 1,500 familes including men, women, and children are making their way from Central America through Mexico and are expected to arrive at the US-Mexico Border in the coming days to request refugee status.

Homeland Security raids a Florida business and arrests 28 undocumented immigrants.  The Department of Homeland Security detained and administratively arrested 28 undocumented immigrants in Fort Pierce on Wednesday.  CBS12 reports that agents served a search warrant at 9 a.m. to TentLogix, a tent rental company that provides large scale items for events.  A worker told CBS12 many employees lack papers that would allow them to work legally in the United States.  The employee told WPTV authorities arrived and started asking people "for their documents."

Dozens arrested in Arizona immigration raid on 'drop house' for undocumented migrants.  Thirty-four people believed to be immigrants who entered the country illegally have been put in federal custody after a house was raided in Phoenix, Arizona, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said.  The "drop house," or sort of waiting station where human smugglers hide undocumented immigrants, was raided based on a tip that a "local residence contained a large group of suspected undocumented aliens," Lauren Mack, a spokeswoman for ICE, said in a statement.  Ms Mack said the house and smuggling operation were "dismantle[d]" and the group of people included 27 Guatemalan nationals, five Mexican nationals and two Honduran nationals.

ICE Arrests 89 Criminal Illegal Immigrants in Texas-Oklahoma Sweep.  Immigration officers arrested a total of 89 criminal aliens and others in North Texas and Oklahoma during a three-day targeted operation.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers carried out a three-day operation targeting violent criminal aliens and others with existing orders of removal.  The officers carried out the operation in North Texas and Oklahoma on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday [3/22/2018] of last week, according to information obtained by Breitbart Texas from ICE officials.

20 metro areas are home to six-in-ten unauthorized immigrants in U.S..  Most of the United States' 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants live in just 20 major metropolitan areas, with the largest populations in New York, Los Angeles and Houston, according to new Pew Research Center estimates based on government data.  The analysis shows that the nation's unauthorized immigrant population is highly concentrated, more so than the U.S. population overall.  In 2014, the 20 metro areas with most unauthorized immigrants were home to 6.8 million of them, or 61% of the estimated nationwide total.  By contrast, only 36% of the total U.S. population lived in those metro areas.

GOP Punts On Immigration.  Democrats offered to give the requested $25 billion for the wall in exchange for Amnesty, but the White House said no thanks.  Trump offered his own deal where only previous DACA recipients would receive a three-year extension on their temporary legal status in exchange for full funding for the wall.  Democrats rejected that.  Thankfully, Republican Congressional leaders remained in lockstep with the White House and did not try to sneak in any legalization for illegal immigrants.  The Omnibus may have been the last chance for Congress to pass amnesty before the mid-terms.  So immigration patriots have a victory, albeit a defensive one.

Republican bill would stop illegal immigrants from being able to 'disappear' once they're caught.  Sen. James Inhofe said he will introduce legislation aimed at preventing illegal immigrants who make it over the U.S. border from disappearing into the country due to overcrowded detention centers.  Inhofe said U.S. detention facilities release thousands of illegal immigrants into the United States with a court date with an immigration judge, and they almost never return to attend.  "What they should do is send them back to the country they came from until their court date," the Oklahoma Republican told the Washington Examiner.  "But as it is now, they just give them a court date and they turn them over to church groups and others and they just disappear and they end up in our society."

Poll of Swing-Voters:  Immigration [is] Vastly More Important than Tax Cuts in Midterm Elections.  President Trump's populist pro-American immigration reform agenda is more important to swing voters in the 2018 midterms than the issue of taxes and the Republicans' tax cut plan.  According to a new Quinnipiac Poll, swing voters in the 2018 midterm elections are more concerned with the issue of immigration than they are with tax reform.  For example, when swing voters are asked, "What is the most important issue to you in deciding how to vote in this year's midterm election," Independents say immigration is their third most important issue.  Meanwhile, taxes are dead last as an issue for swing voters.

Fearing deportation under Trump, these immigrants prepare to become untraceable.  A few months back, Lorena Jofre was planning to buy a condominium in Miami-Dade County to finally move into her own place with her 7-year-old daughter. [...] But her plans have since drastically changed.  Like many immigrants in South Florida and other parts of the country, Jofre is now taking steps to become untraceable after President Donald Trump ordered stepped up enforcement of immigration laws and arrests of undocumented immigrants.

Without wall, illegal crossings expected to spike 70% in 2018.  Illegal immigration, sidelined by the so-called "Trump effect" in the past year, is likely to surge 70 percent this year as undocumented aliens try to get into the United States before the president's border wall is constructed and to take advantage of the booming economy, according to a leading expert.

Whistleblower Says Illegal Aliens Have 'Taken Over Every Trade' in CA Construction, Driven Down U.S. Wages.  A whistleblower in the southern California construction industry says illegal alien workers have "taken over every trade" in the business while driving down wages by an estimated 40 percent.  In an interview with the group Progressives for Immigration Reform, a whistleblower who was an independent contractor throughout the 1980s and 1990s explains how the California construction industry transformed into one in which American men could make a middle-class living off blue-collar work to a business where wages have plummeted and illegal aliens dominate the field.

ICE removal key goal of Democrats in 2020 election.  The Democrats mulling a run for the White House in 2020 are facing intense pressure from liberals to campaign on abolishing the agency that enforces federal immigration laws, a proposal that was once relegated to the far-left fringe.  In protesting the Trump administration's policies toward illegal immigration, liberal commentators and writers have been embracing the idea of gutting the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which identifies, arrests and deports illegal immigrants inside the United States.

Border officer falsely claimed to be U.S. citizen.  Marco Antonio De la Garza Jr., an officer in southern Arizona, faces criminal charges for allegedly telling U.S. Customs and Border Protection and others in the government that he was born in Texas.

Baltimore Has Somehow Found Money To Pay For Lawyers For Illegal Aliens.  The City of Baltimore, Maryland has been dealing with their fair share of budget problems lately, the same as many other municipalities.  In their recently completed 2018 budget negotiations, they wound up having to make cuts so deep they eliminated funding for things like new street lights and trash cans.  And all of that was happening at the same time as they struggled to fund law enforcement efforts aimed at tamping down their historic murder rate.  But somehow, in a bit of financial legerdemain, they came up with $100K to pay for attorneys for illegal aliens fighting deportation orders.  There's a lesson here about priorities somewhere, but I get the feeling that the City Council wouldn't listen even if someone stopped by to brief them on it.

AG Sessions Helping Immigration Courts End 'Catch-and-Release'.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions is streamlining courtroom reviews of migrants' asylum pleas, so helping reduce the "catch-and-release" inflow of Central American migrants.  The nation's immigration courts are run by the AG, so Sessions has the legal authority to set precedents, procedures and rules for judges and for the Board of Immigration Appeals.

At least two dozen Kern County farmworkers arrested in latest immigration sweep across California.  At least 26 Kern County farmworkers were detained for deportation proceedings as part of a mass sweep last week across Central and Northern California that federal officials said was targeted at convicted criminals.  Many of the farmworkers appeared to have no serious criminal background and were stopped on their way to work by federal immigration officers in unmarked vehicles, said Armando Elenes, a vice president of United Farm Workers of America, which has been trying to document how many people have been detained.

Ten Steps to Fix the Broken Immigration Enforcement System.  Politicians who push for increasing legal immigration levels will often make reference to the "Broken Immigration System".  By fixing the "broken system" what they really want is to dismantle enforcement and make it easier for employers to access cheap, foreign labor.  But they often ignore the real broken pieces within our immigration system that drive more illegal immigration and harm national security and public safety.

Court ends bail for illegal aliens.  The headline in the Washington Times was close but no cigar:  "Illegal immigrants have no automatic right to freedom, Supreme Court rules."  Oh they have a right to freedom.  Just not here.  They are free to go home in the paradises they left behind.  President Trump is helping them get home.  "Immigrants being held for deportation don't have an automatic right under the law to post bond and be set free, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a decision that could give the Trump administration more freedom to pursue stiff detention policies for illegal immigrants who show up at the border claiming asylum," Stephen Dinan of the Times wrote.

Supreme Court rules immigrants can be held indefinitely with no bond hearings.  The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday [2/27/2018] that immigration officials can continue to indefinitely detain immigrants during proceedings to determine the legality of their status in the U.S.  In the 5-3 decision, which Justice Elena Kagan took no part in, the Supreme Court reversed the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that ruled detained immigrants must receive bond hearings every six months to determine if their continued detainment was necessary.  The decision of Jennings v.  Rodriguez affects illegal and legal immigrants.  Legal permanent residents facing deportation as a result of committing crimes and asylum seekers who have turned themselves in at the border and are awaiting a court date can be detained indefinitely with no interval bond hearings.

US Border Patrol Hasn't Validated E-Passport Data For Years.  Passports, like any physical ID, can be altered and forged.  That's partly why for the last 11 years the United States has put RFID chips in the back panel of its passports, creating so-called e-Passports.  The chip stores your passport information — like name, date of birth, passport number, your photo, and even a biometric identifier — for quick, machine-readable border checks.  And while e-Passports also store a cryptographic signature to prevent tampering or forgeries, it turns out that despite having over a decade to do so, US Customs and Border Protection hasn't deployed the software needed to actually verify it.  This means that since as far back as 2006, a skilled hacker could alter the data on an e-Passport chip — like the name, photo, or expiration date — without fear that signature verification would alert a border agent to the changes.

Texas ICE Operation Lands 145 Due for Deportation.  Immigration officers arrested nearly 150 criminal aliens, previously deported illegal immigrants, and foreign nationals subject to an order of removal during a seven-day targeted operation in Central and South Texas.  The operation took place in Texas cities from Waco and southward to the Rio Grande Valley.

Activists Warn Illegals Not to Travel in Florida as Immigration Arrests Mount.  As arrests of illegal immigrants increase due to actions taken by President Donald Trump to enforce laws greatly ignored by Barack Obama, civil rights activists in Florida are issuing travel warnings and tips on how to avoid law enforcement.  A Florida immigration coalition composed of activist groups, such as the Council of American-Islamic Relations of Florida, the Women's March, and the Florida Immigrant Coalition, are urging anyone who's in the country illegally to "reconsider visiting Florida and especially recommended to avoid high-risk areas, including ports, airports, and Greyhound stations," as reported by the Miami New Times.

Mueller Indictment May Be Bad News for Illegal Aliens.  Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 37-page indictment against three Russian entities and 13 Russian individuals may have legal implications for illegal aliens residing in the United States, and could serve as grounds for deportation. [...] The indictment charges the defendants with working in concert to travel to the United States under false pretenses, and to steal identities of U.S. citizens to create email accounts and establish fake social media accounts so they could publish content and organize political rallies using false personas. [...] But Russians aren't the only foreign nationals working to interfere in United States affairs.  Many are here illegally, are politically active in grassroots organizations, post on social media, and attend protest marches.  In fact, it's fairly commonplace.  Mexican and other foreign nationals participate in all kinds of activities to influence public opinion and government policy, just as the Russians named in Mueller's indictment allegedly did.  Many of them may be colluding with their governments to evade our laws and subvert their enforcement.

212 ICE Immigration Arrests in L.A.: 195 Repeat Offenders, More Than Half Serious or Violent Criminals.  Eighty-eight percent of the 212 individuals arrested in the Los Angeles area this week for immigration law violations were previously convicted criminals.  Over the course of five days, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation officers and special agents made the arrests and served 122 notices of inspection (NOIs) to businesses in the Los Angeles area of responsibility.  This is in addition to notices of inspection issued to 77 businesses in northern California just weeks ago.  One hundred and ninety-five of the 212 arrested included convicted criminals, those who failed to leave the United States after being issued a final order of removal, and those who returned to the U.S. after being removed.

Understanding the California Mind.  Illegal immigrants are neither collective saints nor sinners, but simply individuals who arrive from one of the poorest regions in the Americas, without legality or much in the way of English, or high school education.  They encounter an American host that has lost confidence in its once formidable powers of assimilation and integration as well as its ability to mint Americans from diverse races, religions, and ethnicities.  Instead, American culture has adopted an arrogant sense that it can ensure near instant parity as redemption for supposed past -isms and -ologies.  That may explain the immigrant's romance for Mexico to which he fights any return, and the ambiguity about America in which he fights to stay.  We dare not mention illegal immigration in California as a factor in the state's implosion.  But privately, residents assume it has something to do with the 20 percent of the state's population that lives below the poverty level.

ICE agents arrest 212 undocumented immigrants in Los Angeles and crack down on businesses suspected of hiring illegal workers.  US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers have rounded up more than 200 people for violating immigration laws during a five-day sweep in the Los Angeles area, which sparked a protest on Thursday.  In addition to arresting 212 undocumented immigrants, federal agents also served more than 100 notices to local businesses that they will be audited to determine whether they are employing people who are in the country illegally.  The raids triggered a demonstration by a small group of immigration advocates chanting 'stop the deportations' who blocked a Homeland Security van from entering the federal Metropolitan Detention Center.

Senate deal grants amnesty to future illegals.  The Senate's new immigration compromise not only grants legal status to illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. before, but creates a new future amnesty that would even protect illegal immigrants who managed to sneak into the U.S. over the next four months, experts said.  Not only would the bill enshrine Obama-era deportation rules, protecting most of the current 11 million illegal immigrants from fear of removal, but it extends those same protections to any illegal immigrants who can jump the border between now and June 30.  The Homeland Security Department said the plan "destroys" their ability to enforce immigration laws, and would amount to an "amnesty for over 10 million illegal aliens."

Three charged in scheme to disguise illegal immigrants as folk singers.  Three individuals were indicted for their role in a scheme to defraud Armenian citizens by selling them phony visas, the Department of Justice has announced.  Stella Boyadjian, 47, of Rego Park, New York; Hrachya Atoyan, 30, of Glendale, California and Diana Grigoryan, 41, of Armenia were charged in the Eastern District of New York in a 15-count indictment.  The defendants face multiple counts of visa fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and illegally bringing clients into the United States.  Ms. Boyadjian faces additional charges of charges money laundering and identity theft while Ms. Grigoryan faces additional money laundering charges.

DHS chief on gang members at the border: 'I have to let them in'.  American border officials cannot refuse to let in gang members who either sneak in or show up at ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border, government officials said Tuesday as they pleaded for congressional action to close loopholes gang members are exploiting.  "When they come to our border I have to let them in," Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said at a White House roundtable.  "This is unique to our country, and it's got to change," President Trump chimed in.

Trump says the 'stupidity' of US immigration laws are allowing gangs like MS-13 to flourish.  President Donald Trump said the 'stupidity' of the nation's immigration laws is allowing violent gangs like MS-13 to flourish in the US.  The comment was made at an event at the White House on Tuesday [2/6/2018] aimed at combating the MS-13 gang.  The president said:  'Not another country in the world has the stupidity of laws that we do.

Angel Family Member on Illegal Aliens: 'They're Breaking the Law and We're Supposed to Feel Sorry for Them?'.  "I do feel sorry that they live in a country that doesn't have as many opportunities [as America], so, go back and make your country great like our forefathers made this country great," said Kilborn.  "We need to enforce the laws we have.  I'm not begging for extra laws.  I'd like to see our laws enforced, and follow our Constitution, and put America first."

Democrat Sen. Carper:  Discard Millions of Americans so Illegals Can Get Jobs.  Democratic Sen. Tom Carper says 'dreamer' illegal immigrants should be hired to replace millions of Americans who supposedly are too unskilled, uneducated, unethical or drugged up to work for companies.  "I think the business community is saying that to the administration [and] they are certainly saying that to those of us in the Congress, and we should focus on that," Carper told MSNBC.

Report Finds Immigrants in U.S. Sent Home $138 Billion in 2016.  Immigrants in the United States in 2016 sent home more than $138 billion — a sum that exceeds the entire gross domestic product of Kuwait — according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.  That sum accounted for about a quarter of the $574 billion that migrants in countries around the world sent to friends and relatives in their home nations.  The U.S received only about $6.5 billion in money sent by people living in other countries, according to the Pew report.

Berkeley students panic after ICE vehicle spotted on campus.  The appearance of a Border Patrol vehicle sent UC-Berkeley into an uproar, prompting the school to reassure students that "there is no raid."  According to the school, representatives for ICE were on campus to speak about TSA checks and give advice for international students.

How to Decide Which Immigrants to Allow In.  How many Norwegians have illegally entered our nation, committed crimes, and burdened our prison and welfare systems?  I might ask the same question about Finnish, Swedish, Welsh, Icelanders, Greenlanders, and New Zealanders.  The bulk of our immigration problem is with people who enter our country criminally from Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Middle East.  It's illegal immigrants from those countries who have committed crimes and burdened our criminal justice and welfare systems.

Liberals have lost their minds over immigration.  Something very odd and potentially self-defeating is happening to liberalism in the Trump era.  Confronted by the rise of a harder right, the center-left has responded by declaring the intellectual and political equivalent of a public health emergency.  Policy positions adopted by their opponents, which liberals of the past would have considered wrong but perfectly legitimate, are now deemed morally unacceptable threats to our form of government — a hazard to the soul of American democracy akin to the danger that an outbreak of a deadly plague would pose to individual American bodies.

3 Reasons the Left Wants Evermore Immigrants.  On one thing we can all agree:  The left wants more and more immigrants — including immigrants who enter or are in the country illegally — to come to America and become American citizens.  The question is, why?  The first and most obvious reason is political.  The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, chain migration, sanctuary cities and citizenship for immigrants living in the country illegally will give the left political power.  An estimated 70 to 80 percent of Latin American immigrants will vote Democrat.  So, with enough new voters from Latin America alone, the Democrats would essentially be assured the presidency and Congress for decades.

Judge rules illegals have constitutional right to 'say goodbye' to family.  Illegal immigrants snared by deportation officers have "the freedom to say goodbye" to their families, a federal judge in New York ruled Monday [1/29/2018], ordering the government to release a prominent activist to his family.  Judge Katherine B. Forrest, whom President Barack Obama appointed to the bench, said the government was following the law when it picked up Ravidath Lawrence Ragbir, the illegal immigrant.  But she said "larger, more fundamental" rights were at stake.

The Editor says...
What part of the Constitution gives Constitutional rights to illegal aliens, based only on their (illegal) presence in the U.S.?

If Pelosi Brings Illegals to SOTU, Trump Should Bring ICE Agents.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and a number of other Democrats plan to fill the House gallery with illegal aliens when President Trump delivers his first State of the Union address.  ABC News reports at least 24 House Democrats plan to bring illegals — the so-called "Dreamers" — to watch the Tuesday night speech from the House gallery.  The illegal aliens will be sitting in seats that in previous years were meant for brave military heroes, law-abiding taxpayers and America's best and brightest.  The sad truth is that Democrats would rather align themselves with foreign invaders who violated our national sovereignty, thumbed their nose at the rule of law, and pillaged and plundered taxpayer-funded resources.

Poll: Black Americans the Most Supportive of Dramatically Reducing Legal Immigration Levels.  Black Americans are the most supportive group in the United States of dramatically lower legal immigration levels, down from where the U.S. currently admits more than 1 million legal immigrants a year, a new poll reveals.  According to a detailed Harvard-Harris poll, black Americans are more likely than any other demographic group to support lower yearly legal immigration levels, down to a fourth of current immigration levels.

To Protect Illegals from Deportation, Denver Decriminalizes Pooping on the Pavement.  What's confusing for those who regularly use restrooms is that a better life was supposed to be the excuse undocumented travelers gave for coming to America, to begin with.  How does permitting people to leave human excrement on the sidewalk cultivate an environment unlike the one migrants came from?  And if the culture illegals left behind ends up being foisted upon America — how does that improve anyone's life?  Yet pro-illegal immigrant activist-types seem to believe it is "soft bigotry" to insist illegals assimilate by finding their way to a restroom like the rest of the civilized world.  Ironically, by allowing in Denver what is common for 40-million people in Pakistan, the left not only encourages unsanitary conditions, they also tacitly insinuate that people from certain countries are incapable of learning to use the bathroom.  And who's the bigot?

Who Cares What Chuck Schumer Thinks About Immigration?  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says he rejects President Trump's compromise proposal on immigration, which would trade legalization of certain illegal aliens for important reforms in our legal immigration system, plus the wall.  The press is treating Schumer's obstinacy as a big deal, but is it?  Senator Tom Cotton says No.

Border agent arrest aboard Greyhound bus triggers outcry.  A woman from Jamaica who overstayed her tourist visa was removed from a Greyhound bus in Florida by border agents who allegedly asked riders to provide identification — prompting an outcry from immigration advocates who questioned the legality of the inspection.  The Florida Immigrant Coalition posted video of the Friday encounter on its Facebook page Saturday [1/20/2018].  The 2-minute clip shows two uniformed US Border Patrol officers taking a woman into custody as shocked passengers look on during a stop along the Orlando-to-Miami route.

Americans want massive cuts to legal immigration.  A government shutdown is in the rearview mirror, but the outlines of a looming immigration deal remain murky with the sides still far apart — though the latest polling suggests President Trump's bargaining position may be strong.  A Harvard-Harris poll taken in the run-up to the shutdown found Americans strongly support granting citizenship rights to illegal immigrant Dreamers.  But they also back Mr. Trump's three demands for a border wall, limits to the chain of family migration and an end to the Diversity Visa Lottery.

Sen. Tom Cotton:  Flake-Graham-Durbin Bill Gives Amnesty to DACA 'Children' AND Their Parents! — Millions of Illegals!  Democrats hold a minority position in the US Senate but they do have the support of Sen. Lindsey Graham, Senator Jeff Flake and others.  The Gang of 6 bill would have offered Mr. Trump less than 10 percent of his border wall, and only a 3 percent cut to existing paths of family-based chain migration.  The president does not support this.  Neither do Americans.

ICE Is Enforcing Deportation Orders Against High-Profile Illegal Immigrant Activists.  Immigration authorities have detained in recent weeks two prominent activists who are themselves illegal immigrants, demonstrating the Trump administration's commitment to expand the pool of deportable aliens.  The arrested men have openly lived in the U.S. for years and have until recently enjoyed a de facto immunity from deportation, thanks to their status as high-profile immigrants' rights activists.

Hang Tough, Republicans.  The Democratic demands both are unreasonable in themselves and set a bad precedent.  The end of the amnesty for illegal immigrants who came here as minors — President Obama implemented it without legislative authorization, and President Trump said he would cancel it unless authorized — will not mean a mass deportation of this population.  Republicans should agree to a limited amnesty only if it comes with real enforcement measures, such as mandatory E-Verify for new hires, and limits on the ability of the amnestied population to sponsor further immigrants.  Only such a deal should be acceptable to Republicans, whether it happens in the context of a bill to keep the government funded or separate legislation.  Hang tough, Republicans.

Yale Professor:  There Are "22.8 Million Undocumented Immigrants" In America, Double Official Estimates.  A working paper by Dr. Mohammad Fazel Zarandi from the Yale School of Management, coauthored by two other Yale professors, estimates that there are 22.8 million illegal immigrants in the United States.  This is over double estimates compiled by the Department of Homeland Security, which claims 11.1 million illegal aliens live in the US.  The paper's abstract outlines some of the reasons why their estimate is both higher, and better than the current government statistics: [...]

57.9% of Illegals Caught at U.S.-Mexico Border in FY17 Not Mexican; From 111 Other Countries.  Only 42.1 percent of the "deportable aliens" that the U.S. Border Patrol apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal 2017 were citizens of Mexico, according to data collected by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  A significant majority — 57.9 percent — came from 111 other countries.  In fact, during fiscal year 2017, the Border Patrol apprehended deportable aliens along the U.S.-Mexico border who came from 84 countries that are not in the Americas.  In fiscal 2017, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Border Patrol apprehended a total of 310,531 "deportable aliens" in all 20 Border Patrol sectors.

Illegal Aliens Quietly Being Relocated Throughout U.S. on Commercial Flights.  Immigrants entering the United States illegally through the southern border are quietly being relocated to different parts of the country on commercial flights, high-ranking Homeland Security officials told Judicial Watch this week.  In the last few days alone, groups of illegal aliens boarded planes at airports in Texas and Arizona accompanied by a taxpayer-funded government escort in civilian clothes to avoid drawing attention.  The first flight originated at Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas and was bound for Minneapolis.  The second left from Tucson International Airport and arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah, federal sources said.  In both locations the illegal aliens appeared to be in their late teens and were escorted by a Health and Human Services (HHS) chaperone.  Judicial Watch reached out to HHS for comment but did not hear back from the agency.  The illegal aliens wear red HHS wrist bands and receive "the gold glove treatment," according to a veteran federal official, who added that the undocumented immigrants get priority boarding ahead of all other passengers, including law enforcement personnel.  "It is shameful and dangerous," said a seasoned Homeland Security agent with direct knowledge of the secret operations.

Now illegal aliens are getting priority boarding on commercial flights?  As if commercial airline flights weren't miserable enough, now we have Homeland Security officials escorting unscreened groups of illegals onto commercial airline flights, riding alongside paying passengers.  In another example of special treatment, the illegals board with all their luggage on a priority boarding basis, ahead of paying passengers.  It's the return of catch-and-release, and it's responsible for a nearly threefold surge of illegal crossers of the U.S.'s southern border in the past few months, according to Judicial Watch.

Dems Think 800,000 Illegal Immigrants Are Worth Forcing Active Military To Go Without Pay.  Democrats are threatening to hold national security hostage, potentially costing the economy billions and forcing hundreds of thousands of federal government employees to go without pay in exchange for securing legal protections for 800,000 illegal immigrants.  Congress has three days to strike a deal to keep the government funded through October.  If members fail to come to an agreement by Jan. 19, all "non-essential" government employees and active U.S. Military personnel will be working with out pay (including troops currently deployed).  Funding for agencies like federal museums or national parks will also be cut off.  Congressional Democrats are apparently content with allowing military and law enforcement personnel to go without pay to secure protections and benefits for illegal immigrants and members of their extended families.

We Shouldn't Know About The Upcoming ICE Sweep In San Francisco.  Hey, did you hear that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is about to unleash one of the widest, most sweeping operations ever to detain illegal aliens in the San Francisco area?  There's a good chance you did because it's been all over the news, including at FOX. [...] Why do we know about this?  The story was leaked by "a source familiar with the matter."  (As usual.)  Do you really believe that Homeland Security or the specific officials at ICE responsible for making this happen wanted it all over the headlines?

Feds planning massive Northern California immigration sweep to strike against sanctuary laws.  U.S. immigration officials have begun preparing for a major sweep in San Francisco and other Northern California cities in which federal officers would look to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented people while sending a message that immigration policy will be enforced in the sanctuary state, according to a source familiar with the operation.  Officials at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, declined to comment Tuesday [1/16/2018] on plans for the operation.

Trump was right... literally.  Wow!  Sixty percent of the world's population has no effective toilet in the home?  And we expect that these people are going to emigrate to the U.S. and become rocket scientists and nuclear engineers?

Did Trump say anything that isn't true?  Trump is a man at war.  He's a man in search of American Gothic.  He wants to turn back the clock.  Before it's too late.  The clock started ticking from the time Sen. Ted Kennedy pushed through the 1965 Hart-Celler Act.  That's the one that brought in the mixed multitudes from the Third World... but kept to a trickle the builders, those who came invited and still come invited to "breathe free."  Those we want.  The others the world can keep.

Take a step back:  Did Trump really even say the s-word?  Anyone who wouldn't say that Haiti and Somalia are hellholes is lacking in compassion.  The people in Somalia and many other African countries live miserable lives, and pointing that out is hardly an act of evil.  The real problem for the Democrats is that Trump is saying what most Americans believe: the role of immigration is to help America, not to help the rest of the world.  If someone from Somalia has what it takes to be a good American, by all means, let him in, but that doesn't mean we should be taking pretty much anyone from Somalia while rejecting highly skilled people from Japan or Norway.  What's really interesting is that the same leftists now having a conniption fit over what Trump might have said have been telling us for decades that those same countries are in fact hellholes.  For ages, leftists have been saying we have to let immigrants in from poor third-world countries because life in those countries is so bad.

Trump not a barbarian and he's right.  As usual, he was right on the money.  Trump said exactly (although perhaps crudely) what 63 million American taxpayers who voted for him were thinking.  Trump summed up the weakness of America — we're far too nice.  We think about everyone, but our own people and our own taxpayers.  Why on earth would we allow the world's poor, unskilled, desperate and dependent masses to come into our country, while we're $20 trillion in debt?  Those days are over.  It's time to be picky and choosy.

Lindsey Graham Said In 2013 That Not Everyone In 'Hellholes' Can Come To U.S..  During a 2013 Senate panel meeting, [Senator Lindsey] Graham referred to Mexico and other countries that are flooding the United States with illegal aliens as "hellholes." [...] "The people coming across the southern border live in hellholes," Graham said.  "They don't like that.  They want to come here.  Our problem is we can't have everybody in the world who lives in a hellhole come [into] America.  We're just gonna have to create order out of chaos.  So, you've gotta do something on the southern border you don't do on the northern border, but if you don't agree that the difference is jobs, then we just don't agree.  There are 11 million people coming through the southern border 'cause they come from countries where they can't find work and life is miserable."

Top 10 [Bad Places] Nobody Wants to Visit.  Are we allowed to point out that there are places in the world that are not ideal, or are we pretending all countries are equal?  This seems demonstrably ridiculous, yet the left is acting super-offended at the suggestion that some countries are [bad places]. [...] A quick search of Haitian vacations found that a person could have a full week in Haiti for $600, airfare included.  If that isn't a screaming red flag, I don't know what is.  The reason it's so cheap is that you have a high likelihood of never returning.  If you don't get murdered, you will probably get a disease.

Of Trump, Holes, and Our Real Immigration Scandals.  Of course, it would be best if the president didn't denigrate other countries, even in a semi-private setting.  And of course, his language was crude.  And yes, of course, America gets a lot of wonderful immigrants from all around the globe, and we should always point that out.  But that doesn't mean there aren't profound geography-related differences in how successful our immigrants are.  The UN Human Development Index, the most widely accepted metric for how not like a [bad place] a given country is, ranks Norway (the country Trump mentioned he wanted more immigrants from), as No. 1 in the world.  El Salvador ranked 117th.  Haiti was 163rd, and every single one of the 25 countries ranked below it (with the exception of the garden spots of Afghanistan and Yemen) was in Africa.  All other things being relatively equal, why shouldn't we want immigrants from countries with healthy functioning societies that are doing well, people who have grown up enmeshed in strong institutions — rather than some of the world's most impoverished and dysfunctional places?

Immigration and the Tragic Sense of Life.  TPS [Temporary Protection Status] is for countries affected by armed conflict, natural disaster, or other strife.  Since those conditions are not exceptions but, tragically, norms in human affairs, the status must be temporary.  Otherwise the United States would not be a country so much as a depleted charity, with no end to the persons who seek to immigrate to its desirable shores.  So the Trump administration announced on Monday [1/8/23018] that Salvadorans in the TPS program will have until September 2019 to make arrangements to leave the country or obtain other legal status in order to stay.  Thereafter, they no longer will be allowed to remain in the U.S. under TPS.  The news came just weeks after more than 45,000 Haitians, the second-largest group, lost protections granted after Haiti's 2010 earthquake.  Other peoples in the program — Hondurans, for example — may soon lose them as well.  Nicaraguans lost their protections last year.  In March, protections for 800,000 young illegal immigrants — a.k.a.  Dreamers — will end unless Congress grants them legal status before then.  Although naturally unpopular on the left and among the immigrants themselves, getting immigration under control is one of the major reasons that Donald Trump was elected to the presidency.  For most Americans want immigration to be determined by federal law, and they don't believe it is "racist" to deport people who are in violation of immigration law.

Leaked Memo:  DACA Amnesty Is 'Critical Component of Democratic Party's Future Electoral Success'.  A leaked memo from the left-wing organization, the Center for American Progress Action Fund, admits that passing an amnesty for the nearly 800,000 illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is "a critical component of the Democratic Party's future electoral success."  According to the memo sent to Democrats, which is co-authored by former Hillary Clinton official Jennifer Palmieri, the Democratic Party is relying on a DACA amnesty deal — that President Trump seems more open to now than ever before — in order to ensure future wins in Congressional and presidential elections.

How to Successfully Stop Illegal Immigration:  Follow Israel's Model.  Israel is regarded as a global leader in the fight against Islamic terrorism.  Less well known is that the Jewish state has over the years contended with a major issue of regional migrants entering the country illegally and has successfully halted this infiltration to the point where not a single illegal entered in 2017, according to Israeli government statistics.  "Every country has an obligation to protect its borders," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared last week while announcing new steps to deport illegal migrants currently residing in Israel.  "Protecting the borders from illegal infiltration is both the right and the fundamental obligation of a sovereign country."

Washington state sues Motel 6 for sharing guest data with immigration agents.  Motel 6 was sued on Wednesday [1/3/2018] by Washington state's attorney general, who accused the discount hotel chain of illegally providing guest lists to U.S. immigration authorities, knowing of their interest in people with "Latino-sounding" names.

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Sanctuary State Signs Pop Up on California Highways for the New Year.  Anonymous Street artists moved out to highways once again to ring in the new year by posting messages to the "Welcome to California" highway signs.


Asylum Seekers Overwhelm San Diego Border from Eritrea, Cameroon and Mexico.  Migrants from countries like Eritrea, Cameroon, and Mexico have flooded the U.S. southern border in San Diego to such an extent in recent days that U.S. border officials have been unable to process them without long lines forming on the Tijuana side of the border.  Nearly 100 migrants lined up in a plaza on the Mexico side of the border that leads to the San Ysidro pedestrian border crossing in San Diego last week because of the backlog, according to the San Diego Union Tribune.

The one potential Census question that terrifies liberals.  Liberals, in general, love the Census.  It's full of questions about race and sex, the common fault lines by which liberals love to divide society.  They are even adding a question to the next Census to find out your favorite kind of sex, or approximation of it.  But one question liberals don't want to know is whether the person answering the census is an American.  They fear that if there is a question about citizenship, that illegal aliens won't fill it out.

DOJ Pushing For Citizenship Question on Census Forms:  Report.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) is asking the Census Bureau if a question on citizenship status could be added to 2020 census forms, according to a letter first reported by ProPublica on Friday [12/29/2017].  The DOJ letter, dated Dec. 12, said including a question on citizenship would allow the the department to better enforce the Voting Rights Act.  "To fully enforce those requirements, the Department needs a reliable calculation of the citizen voting-age population in localities where voting rights violations are alleged or suspected," the letter said.

New Census Data Show Big Immigration Spike.  New data from the U.S. Census Bureau show legal and illegal immigration spiraled by 53 percent during the first six months of 2016, compared to 2011, the low point following the Great Recession of 2007-2009, according to an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).  "The analysis shows that 1.03 million immigrants (legal and illegal) settled in the United States in the first six months of 2016.  Based on prior patterns, a total of 1.8 million immigrants likely came in all of 2016," said Steven A. Camarota and Karen Zeigler of CIS in a report made public Thursday [12/28/2017].

The Decline and Fall of American Nationhood.  It's a sad fact of man's nature that we tend to operate based on emotion more than reason.  This comes to mind when considering how illegal migration, a.k.a. invasion, has now again surged back to almost Obama-era levels.  Some are theorizing why this is so, looking at the micro, but an important factor is minimized:  not enough people care.  Oh, they care about some things:  sports, entertainment, money, sex, bread and circuses.  But the familial passion that should characterize a nation is largely absent. [...] When hearing about invaders streaming across our border, often with a sense of entitlement, we should be filled with righteous anger motivating us to robustly defend the homeland.  We're not.  Or not enough of us are.

DHS Plans To Scrap Work Permits For Spouses Of H-1B Visa Holders.  The Trump administration plans to rescind an Obama-era rule that allows the spouses of foreign tech workers to get jobs in the U.S. as well.  In a notice published Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said it would do away with with the so-called H-4 work authorization, which is granted to the spouses of H-1B visa holders.  The H-4 program, which was created by the Obama administration in 2015, is currently being challenged in court as an unconstitutional exercise of presidential authority.  DHS did not specify when the change would be made, saying only that "DHS is proposing to remove from its regulations certain H-4 spouses of H-1B non-immigrants as a class of aliens eligible for employment authorization."

Trump Opens Up 80,000 White-Collar Jobs to Americans.  The administration's decision to reverse President Barack Obama's expansion of the H-1B program has been met with criticism by advocates for cheap foreign white-collar labor.  The pro-American decision by President Donald Trump's deputies will launch a lengthy regulatory process which will open up roughly 80,000 jobs to Americans graduates over the next two years.  In 2015, Obama's deputies began awarding H4 work permits to the spouses of H-1B guest-workers who manage to get into the line for residency and green cards.  The H4 program did not have any approval from Congress but was one part of Obama's pro-immigration strategy.

Illegal Immigration Costs U.S. Taxpayers a Stunning $134.9 Billion a Year.  Illegal immigration costs American taxpayers a mind-boggling $134.9 billion annually, according to a detailed analysis of federal, state and local programs that include education, medical, law enforcement and welfare.  Conducted by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a Washington D.C. nonprofit dedicated to studying immigration issues, the in-depth probe reveals that state and local taxpayers get stuck with an overwhelming chunk — $116 billion — of the burden.  State and local expenditures for services provided to illegal aliens total $88.9 billion and federal expenditures $45.8 billion, the analysis found.  For those who claim illegal immigrants contribute by paying taxes, government figures show that only $19 billion was recouped by Uncle Sam.

Obama blocked deportation of 550,000 illegals, more than Atlanta's population.  U.S. immigration officials have revealed that they face a deportation backlog of 550,000 illegal immigrants who were given temporary amnesty by former President Obama or simply let off the hook by liberal judges.  The massive backlog is being tackled by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but the sheer numbers — bigger than the populations of Atlanta or Sacramento — is overwhelming the agency's enforcement and removal department.

The Impending Death of Multiculturalism.  The election of Donald Trump was an unmistakable thundering proclamation that a growing majority of the people have had enough — that we do not need more social programs or more federally enforced diversity, and we certainly do not need more unskilled workers to serve an economy with an ever-shrinking number of unskilled jobs.

Border crossing hits 45-year low.  Illegal border crossing tumbled to a 45-year low and interior arrests of illegal immigrants soared in 2017, according to data released Tuesday that showed President Trump's enforcement crackdown netted tangible results during his first year on the job.  The numbers, released by the Department of Homeland Security, reflected a stunning turnaround from the nearly nonexistent interior enforcement of immigration laws under President Obama.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported 310,531 apprehensions nationwide in fiscal 2017, which ended Sept. 30, a decline of 25 percent from a year earlier and the lowest level since 1971.

Arrests along Mexico border drop sharply under Trump, new statistics show.  The number people caught trying to sneak over the border from Mexico has fallen to the lowest level in 46 years, according to Homeland Security statistics released Tuesday that offer the first comprehensive look at how immigration enforcement is changing under the Trump administration.  During the government's 2017 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, U.S. border agents made 310,531 arrests, a decline of 24 percent from the previous year and the fewest overall since 1971.  The figures show a sharp drop in arrests immediately following President Trump's election win, possibly reflecting the deterrent effect of his rhetoric on would-be border crossers, though starting in May the number of people taken into custody began increasing again.

CIS: Total Immigrant Population Hits Record High of 43.7 Million in 2016.  A new Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) report analyzed the latest American Community Survey (ACS) data, conducted by the Census Bureau, and found that the immigrant population (legal and illegal) hit a record high of 43.7 million in July 2016.  This is an increase of half a million since 2015, an increase of 3.8 million since 2010, and 12.6 million since 2000.

End the Root Cause of Illegal Immigration.  There are hundreds of thousands of young-adult children of undocumented immigrants who have been here since childhood because we have allowed outlaw employers to hire and employ their parents illegally for decades.  Roughly one-half of the nation's undocumented immigrant population results from visitors who entered legally but who do not leave when their time is up because Congress continues to refuse to mandate the well-tested and widely used E-Verify system.  When visitors sense that illegal employment is widespread, the temptation to break their visa agreements grows stronger.  E-Verify would greatly reduce the magnet for illegal labor.  Worldwide, at this very moment, people are enticed to illegally cross borders and overstay their visas in search of jobs that should belong to an American or someone who came here legally.  Less people from around the world would make the attempt if we could ensure employers hire only those here lawfully and have work authorization.

Who Are the Real Fascists in American Politics?  [Scroll down]  There is nothing in [President] Trump's immigration policies that project race as a basis for entrance to the USA, nor attacking the pluralism of communities in the USA.  His emphasis has been in increasing protection for U.S. citizens from Islamic enemies that see non-Sharia societies as communities to be dominated.  Also, he wants to attract people with more skills, including English skills, who will not be draining the budgets of all levels of government with welfare costs.  The surge in immigration of the late 19th and early 20th centuries was not supported with vast welfare programs that came out of the pockets of citizens already enjoying the economic blessings of living in the USA.  It is obvious that if immigrants can dwell in their enclaves and collect various benefits, there is less incentive to engage with the indigenous culture and integrate with existing mores of the workplace and neighborhood.

Hundreds Of Illegal Immigrants Rage In The Senate.  Hundreds of illegal and legal immigrants descended upon the Hart Senate building Thursday afternoon [11/9/2017], gathering in mass protest of the Trump administration's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act.  The protesters gathered in the Capitol to demand that members of Congress pass legislation for DREAMERers and DACA recipients.  Protests were not relegated to solely Washington, college students across the U.S. staged organized walkouts and rallys [sic] Thursday.

Official: Admin Open To Amnesty Deal For Non-DACA Illegals.  The Trump administration is open to an amnesty for illegal immigrants not covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, according to an administration official.  The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, was talking to reporters Monday about the Department of Homeland Security's decision regarding Temporary Protected Status for roughly 86,000 Hondurans and 5,300 Nicaraguans.  The two nations have received TPS since 1999 and it gives them access to public benefits, protection from deportation and the ability to work.  The program is designed for immigrants who can't return to their home country due to a disaster of sorts, both Honduras and Nicaragua were hit by Hurricane Mitch in 1998.

Donald Trump's administration set to deport 300,000 refugees from US.  Donald Trump's government has announced around 300,000 refugees living in the country can be deported over the next few months.  The US State Department said that Central Americans and Haitians granted temporary status, some who have lived in the country for 20 years, could now be sent to their home countries.  They had originally been given Temporary Protected Status because their nations had been deemed unstable due to armed conflict and natural disasters.

Top 9 Immigration Objectives Paul Ryan is Blocking.  [House Speaker] Ryan is said to be using the humungous year-end spending bill as a Trojan Horse to conceal an amnesty plan for nearly 800,000 illegal aliens.  Fortunately, as Breitbart's John Binder reports, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) appears to be organizing serious opposition to Ryan's plan. [...] Binder also notes that Ryan's plan fails to address any of President Donald Trump's popular immigration priorities:
  •   Construction of a border wall
  •   Deporting unaccompanied alien children who are not at-risk in their native country
  •   Preventing criminal illegal aliens and gang members from receiving immigration benefits
  •   Mandating E-Verify, which weeds out illegal aliens from taking U.S. jobs
  •   Eliminating the diversity visa lottery
  •   Classifying overstaying a visa as a "misdemeanor"
  •   Restricting certain federal grants to sanctuary cities that refuse to detain criminal illegal aliens
  •   Ending family-based chain migration
  •   Enacting a merit-based legal immigration where only qualified immigrants can enter the U.S.
Paul Ryan, one can safely assume, is a bought-and-paid-for tool of the Chamber of Commerce.

Illegal Immigrant Shocked at Deportation Arrest After Failing to Appear in Court.  An illegal immigrant from Mexico appears to be surprised that immigrants officials arrested him after he failed to appear for hearings for three years.  The Mexican man had been given a second chance by an immigration judge in 2013 who stopped a deportation order.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested Luis Plaza Moreno, 44, at an immigration office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, earlier this week.  Moreno went to the office to renew a work permit, The Oklahoman reported.

Coffee Shop to Hire Only Refugees — What About Out-Of-Work Americans?  What is it with coffee shops and their desire to selectively hire a certain class of people? [...] These are refugees who are mostly Muslim.  These are not illegals.  Think about the illegals that came to San Diego in 2016!  So there are two NEEDY groups coming to America in droves that need jobs.  This is unsustainable!  First a Starbucks' hiring event in San Diego, now a little start-up coffee shop plans to open in Louisiana and hire refugees and political asylees.  What?  No needy americans looking for jobs in Baton Rouge?

Illegal Aliens are Costing Taxpayers Untold Dollars Even Before Going to Trial.  The average cost per day, per inmate in a county jail in the state of Kentucky is $40.41.  As of the date of this article, Gonzalez has cost the taxpayers of Louisville approximately $5,200, and by his next court date (11/29/2017), that figure will have grown to $6,560.  Remember, that is only calculating incarceration costs, when one adds in court costs, providing him with a public defender and likely an interpreter, he will have cost the law-abiding citizens a great deal more.  This is only one inmate, who, of course, is not the only illegal alien sitting in this particular jail.  Now, extrapolate that to city and county jails all over the country (For example, North Carolina has 100 counties.), as illegal aliens, and their crimes have spread to every corner of this nation, and it's not difficult to see how much this ongoing invasion is costing that ever-shrinking class of taxpaying Americans.

Left Celebrates 'Justice' After 17-Year-Old Illegal Immigrant Has Abortion.  After much persistence from the American Civil Liberties Union and the #JusticeforJane social media campaign, news broke Wednesday morning that the 17-year-old illegal immigrant "Jane Doe," who was being held in a Texas detention center, was able to obtain her "constitutionally-protected right" to have an abortion.

Census Bureau: 44.6% in California Don't Speak English at Home; 35.6% in Texas.  In California — which with a July 2016 population of 39,250,017 is the nation's most populous state — 44.6 percent of the people five years of age and older do not speak English at home, according to data released this week by the Census Bureau.  At the same time, according to the Census Bureau, 18.6 percent of California residents 5 and older do not speak English "very well."  That ranks California No. 1 among the states for the percentage of people in both of these categories.  Nationwide, 21.6 percent speak a language other than English at home and 8.6 percent speak English less than very well.

The Issue That Could Lose the Next Election for Democrats.  [Scroll down]  This is, to be blunt, political suicide.  The Democrats' current position seems to be that the Dreamer parents who broke the law are near heroes, indistinguishable from the children they brought with them; and their rhetoric is very hard to distinguish, certainly for most swing voters, from a belief in open borders.  In fact, the Democrats increasingly seem to suggest that any kind of distinction between citizens and noncitizens is somehow racist.  You could see this at the last convention, when an entire evening was dedicated to Latinos, illegal and legal, as if the rule of law were largely irrelevant.  Hence the euphemism "undocumented" rather than "illegal."  So the stage was built, lit, and set for Trump.

5 shocking immigration trends ignored by the political class.  If you walk the halls of D.C. think tanks and Swamp organizations, you might think we have a crisis of not enough immigrants.  They always extol the virtues of more immigration without any consideration of the costs or whether these immigrants are assimilating into our culture or trying to take it over.  The Center for Immigration Studies released a new report this week on immigration trends that blows sky-high all the myths perpetuated by the open-borders political establishment.  It demonstrates that we are in uncharted waters and that the current trajectory will immutably transform America into something unrecognizable.

What else MUST we provide to illegal aliens?
Judge rules teen in US illegally must be allowed to obtain an abortion.  A federal judge in Washington ordered the Trump administration to allow a teen who is in the U.S. illegally and under the custody of the U.S. government to have an abortion.  U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama, said Wednesday [10/18/2017] she was "astounded" to learn that the 17-year-old girl from Mexico, who is being detained in South Texas, was not allowed to obtain the procedure.  She ordered the federal government to transport the girl to an abortion facility or to allow a guardian to take her "promptly and without delay" to have a counseling appointment on Thursday and an abortion by Friday or Saturday.

U.S. Citizen:  "I'm getting very, very tired of illegal aliens issuing lists of demands".  Do you help people who do this to you?  Or do you tell them to go away?  These people are not "immigrants":  per federal law, they are illegal aliens, and the law requires that they receive a small fine and be deported.

Two Million Foreigners To Get Work Permits in 2017.  The number of foreign workers getting work permits for U.S. jobs will hit 2 million this year, partly because President Donald Trump's deputies have reduced only a few of President Barack Obama's foreign-worker programs and policies.  Roughly 2 million foreigners will get temporary work permits, dubbed "Employment Authorization Documents," or EADS, during 2017, despite administration efforts to cut back some of the many business-backed foreign-worker programs, according to two sets of data released by the Department of Homeland Security.

Trump unveils new strict 70-point immigration enforcement plan.  Determined to finally solve illegal immigration, the White House submitted a 70-point enforcement plan to Congress Sunday proposing the stiffest reforms ever offered by an administration — including a massive rewrite of the law in order to eliminate loopholes illegal immigrants have exploited to gain a foothold in the U.S.  The plans, seen by The Washington Times, include President Trump's calls for a border wall, more deportation agents, a crackdown on sanctuary cities and stricter limits to chain migration — all issues the White House says need to be part of any bill Congress passes to legalize illegal immigrant "Dreamers" currently protected by the Obama-era deportation amnesty known as DACA.

Democrats promise to derail Congress until Dream Act passes.  Leading Hispanic Democrats said Monday they're so disappointed in President Trump's new 70-point immigration enforcement plan that they'll withhold support for must-pass legislation in Congress until lawmakers work out a better deal to protect illegal immigrants.  "They are not going to have Democrats to get them over the finish line on anything they need," said Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.  She and fellow Democrats, on a conference call with reporters, said Mr. Trump's demand for a border wall, a crackdown on sanctuary cities, more deportation agents and a rewrite of a number of loopholes that have allowed illegal immigrants to gain a foothold in the U.S. are all non-starters.

Good News:  Interior Deportations Under Trump Are Surging.  We can call this the Trump Effect On Illegal Immigration.  Deportations from those caught crossing the border have declined, as fewer attempt to cross the U.S.-Mexico border because of the harsh measures Team Trump has implemented (meaning they are enforcing the laws on the books), which includes catching and deporting illegals already in the country[.]

Democrats' Leftward Shift and Its Impact on 2020.  [Scroll down]  Democrats weren't always as willing to embrace immigrants as positive contributors to the country.  From 1994 until 1996, a majority of Democrats agreed with the statement that immigrants "are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care."  In fact, Democrats and Republicans were aligned on this sentiment for much of the 1990s.  It wasn't until 1999 that more Democrats believed that "immigrants strengthen our country because of their hard work and talents" than believed immigrants were a drain on U.S. resources.  But, it wasn't until 2010, when a majority of Democrats (54 percent) saw immigrants in a positive light.  That sentiment has only intensified since.  In 2017, 62 percent of Democrats saw immigrants as an asset instead of a burden.

Feds Slap Tree Company With $95 Million Penalty For Hiring Illegal Aliens.  A national tree services company will have to pay a a record fine after admitting that it engaged in a scheme to hire illegal aliens, federal prosecutors announced Thursday [9/28/2017].  Asplundh Tree Expert Co., a suburban Philadelphia-based contractor that trims and removes trees around power lines, pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal criminal charge and was ordered to pay a total of $95 million, the biggest penalty ever levied in an immigration case.  Federal Judge John R. Padova ordered the company to pay a criminal forfeiture judgment of $80 million, plus a $15 million civil penalty to satisfy additional civil claims for failure to follow immigration law.

GOP Sens. Blunt and Moran Offer Green Cards to Outsource More White-Collar Jobs.  GOP Senators Roy Blunt and Jerry Moran have introduced legislation which would outsource another 125,000 white-collar jobs to foreigners each year.  The outsourcing bill is being pitched as a pro-technology, pro-entrepreneurship bill even though many young and middle-aged Americans in the two Senators' home states of Missouri and Kansas are already working with technology or as entrepreneurs.  The outsourcing bill is dubbed the "Startup Act," and it closely models prior bills sought by the high-tech sector, where executives and investors are working to raise profits by further reducing the salaries paid to American college graduates and technology experts.

Illegal Border Crossings Surge with Talk of Amnesty.  After reaching a 17- year low in April border apprehensions have made a 60% increase over the summer, in opposition to historic trends that usually see a reduction in the late summer months.  This increase comes as talks about granting amnesty for Dreamers has made national headlines.  According to the latest USCIS report, 30,567 border crossers were caught in August, up from 25,025 in July.  The number of unaccompanied minors (UACs) apprehended at the border also increased from 2,481 in July to 2,994 in August.  4,645 family units were caught in August up from 3,389 in July.  While the Trump administration officially ended the DACA program at the beginning of the month Pres.  Trump has voiced his support for granting amnesty to the nearly 800,000 illegal aliens enrolled in the program.  He even met with Democratic leaders Sen. Schumer and Rep. Pelosi to supposedly iron out an amnesty deal.

Simon Rosenberg Makes The Most Ridiculous Economic Defense of Illegal Aliens.  Welcome to the dimension of bizarro world that is so far away from reality it creates it's own gravity and inverts itself.  This position is actually being broadcast on national television.  Simon Rosenberg appeared on Tucker Carlson's TV show to defend illegal immigration.  In his position he attempts an economic defense that he has carefully written out for recitation.  [Video clip]

DOJ files suit against company for allegedly not hiring Americans.  The Department of Justice announced Thursday [9/28/2017] it has filed a lawsuit against a Colorado corporation for allegedly discriminating against U.S. workers.  The complaint alleges that in 2016, Crop Production discriminated against at least three United States citizens by refusing to employ them as seasonal technicians in El Campo, Texas, because Crop Production preferred to hire temporary foreign workers under the H-2A visa program.

Costs of Immigration Greater Than FAIR Survey Shows.  Americans have long been aware of the high fiscal costs of illegal immigration, but those who argue that this surge of illegal immigration is somehow good for the country have often countered that illegal aliens pay taxes to all levels of government, off-setting these outlays.  But FAIR's report ably refuted that argument, demonstrating that illegal aliens pay about $19 billion in taxes, resulting in an overall net loss to the taxpayer of $116 billion.  What is particularly perverse about this situation is that state and local governments bear most of the burden, while the federal government collects the most in taxes!  Costs to state and local governments was pegged at more than $88 billion, but costs to the federal government was much less, at $45 billion.  Of the nearly $19 billion in taxes, however, paid by undocumented aliens, about $15.5 billion goes to the federal treasury, with a mere $3.5 billion to state and local governments.  Yet as state governments struggle to deal with the financial burden imposed upon them by this surge in illegal immigration, they find themselves lectured to by those at the federal level about how they should be more hospitable to illegal aliens.

Operation Regional Shield — 3,800 Gang Members in U.S., El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras Charged.  Senior law enforcement officials from the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras announced here today criminal charges against more than 3,800 MS-13 and 18th Street gang members in the United States and Central America in a coordinated law enforcement action known as Operation Regional Shield.  The charges were announced by Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the United States, Attorney General Douglas Meléndez of El Salvador, Attorney General Thelma Aldana of Guatemala, and Attorney General Oscar Chinchilla of Honduras, marking the six-month anniversary of the commitment to combat transnational organized crime initiated in March by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, together with the Attorneys General of the three Central American countries.

It's About Time — Employer Hit by $96 Million Penalty for Hiring Illegal Aliens.  [Scroll down]  This was not a garden-variety illegal alien hiring violation, according to court documents.  As a result of an E-Verify check, some 100 Asplundh workers were identified as not being in the country legally and were laid off by the firm.  Then some of them were knowingly rehired under new, phony names bearing new, phony documents.  The information filed against the company cited four examples of this double-dealing, with, for instance, a worker who had been Danny Palao prior to his being laid off, being rehired as Jose Feliciano.

Employer Hit with $100 Million Penalty for Hiring Illegal Aliens.  Asplundh, the tree-trimming company, has been hit by a $96 million penalty for hiring (and rehiring) illegal alien workers.  According to the federal prosecutors it is the largest payment ever levied in an immigration case.  The company pled guilty to criminal charges in a federal court in Pennsylvania, where its headquarters is located, apparently moving swiftly to minimize the damage to the corporation's image.  As a result of the guilty plea, there will not be a public trial.

Report: Illegal Aliens Cost US Taxpayers An Average Of $8,075 Per Illegal.  It doesn't matter for most supporters of illegal aliens, because they are looking for new Democratic Party voters, and especially ones who will be reliant of Los Federales for everything, making them beholden to the Government.

Record $135 billion a year for illegal immigration, average $8,075 each, $25,000 in NY.  The swelling population of illegal immigrants and their kids is costing American taxpayers $135 billion a year, the highest ever, driven by free medical care, education and a huge law enforcement bill, according to the the most authoritative report on the issue yet.  And despite claims from pro-illegal immigration advocates that the aliens pay significant off-setting taxes back to federal, state and local treasuries, the Federation for American Immigration Reform report tallied just $19 billion, making the final hit to taxpayers about $116 billion.  State and local governments are getting ravaged by the costs, at over $88 billion.  The federal government, by comparison, is getting off easy at $45 billion in costs for illegals.

Illegals rush the border for Trump's promise of amnesty.  During the first few months of Trump's presidency, border crossings declined to the lowest level in a generation.  Now, new data from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shows that border crossings have spiked for the past four consecutive months, despite the hot weather, which usually causes an annual drop in border crossings in the summer.  It's quite obvious that the initial perception of Trump as a strict law enforcer has been revised in the eyes of potential migrants, following Trump's promise to pass amnesty within the next six months.  When will the political class finally learn the lessons of failed amnesty and place the security of Americans first — before any discussion of amnesty?

The Deranged Origin of Multiculturalism.  With their eyes fixed on reality, both Martin Luther King Jr and Booker T. Washington, we should remember, were against illegal immigration — an idol for the multiculturalist intellectual — because they knew it was awful for the poor, and for black Americans in particular, who most felt the effects of the general devaluing of "unskilled labor."  It is a vital question:  Just how "inclusive" should we be?  They weep very loudly, the leveling relativists, but still the nation must ask itself:  Who is more important, the poor of El Paso, Texas or the poor of Juarez, Mexico?  We realists, we patriots choose the first.

Dreamer citizenship rights could swell immigrant number to 1.5 million.  Granting citizenship rights to 700,000 Dreamers really means giving a foothold in the U.S. to perhaps 1.5 million other future immigrants, according to analysts who urged Congress to weigh the implications fully before pressing ahead with a mass legalization program.  Chain migration — the ability for the Dreamers to sponsor relatives, including their parents who broke the law by bringing them to the U.S. — is one of a number of issues President Trump and congressional leaders will have to work out as they reach for a deal on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Obama-era amnesty that the administration is phasing out.

State Department Slaps Visa Restrictions On Countries That Won't Take Back Deportees.  The Trump administration hit four countries with visa sanctions Wednesday [9/13/2017] as punishment for refusing to take back their citizens that U.S. is trying to deport.  In a series of diplomatic cables obtained by Reuters, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outlined new visa restrictions on Eritrea, Cambodia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.  The countries are among a dozen that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had previously deemed "recalcitrant" in the repatriation of criminal aliens.  The four countries are "denying or unreasonably delaying" the return of their citizens from the U.S., and visa restrictions will only be lifted if they begin normal acceptance of deportees, according to Tillerson's orders.

Trump cuts off visas for countries that refuse deported immigrants.  The Trump administration announced Wednesday [9/13/2017] it has ordered the State Department to limit certain visas for Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone because those countries have refused to accept the return of its nationals who are deported from the United States.

Report: 600,000 Illegal Immigrants Live in Houston Area.  In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, reports claim that about 600,000 illegal immigrants live in the Houston area.  The issue came up as some media outlets expressed concern about the illegal immigrants' status in emergency shelters and their eligibility to obtain federal assistance to rebuild homes destroyed by the devastating floodwaters dumped in the storm's wake.  "The Houston metro area is home to about 600,000 undocumented immigrants," the Texas Tribune reported. in an article about Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts.  The article expressed concerns that illegal immigrants seeking shelter might be rounded up by immigration officials.

Paul Ryan Won't Rule Out Full DACA Amnesty, Claims 'Attacks from Breitbart' a Constant.  In an interview with the Associated Press (AP) Wednesday [9/13/2017], Speaker of the House Paul Ryan refused to rule out citizenship for so-called "dreamers" and then complained of "attacks from Breitbart."  "Is the speaker supporting legislation that will give DACA recipients a chance for citizenship?" a viewer question to Ryan read, with AP Chief Congressional Correspondent Erica Werner adding, "Do you believe your conference would accept that?"  Ryan would not state that this "path to citizenship," an amnesty for hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of illegal aliens that has been rejected by Congress every time it has been proposed for more than 15 years, was off the table.

Mexico doesn't want you back — just keep sending money.
Mexico Sends Top Official to California Help Illegal Aliens Avoid Deportation.  Mexico is sending a top cabinet-level diplomat to illegal alien-friendly California to help Mexican citizens living in the U.S. illegally avoid deportation in a post-DACA environment.  President Trump's efforts to enforce immigration law and build a wall along the border have galvanized the Mexican government into action, and according to an Associated Press story, its top priority is to protect Mexican citizens living in the United States.

Tired of sob stories?  Here's some tales you might not have seen.  Have you read enough sob stories about "Dreamers" yet?  Amazing, isn't it, that the United States was somehow able not only to survive but also to prosper and thrive for almost 200 years before the massive invasion by the Third World began after Ted Kennedy's Immigration Reform Act of 1965.  How did we get along with all these wonderful illegal immigrants who are, after all, only committing the crimes Americans can't be bothered committing anymore?

Check Out How Much Illegals Have Cost Us These Past 10 Years.  Annually, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, the lost taxes bill is about $30 billion, enough to fund the average middle income tax cut the Trump administration is considering, about $300.  That comes on top of wage losses to legal workers of $118 billion when companies illegally hire undocumented aliens, said CIS.  The financial hit to Americans and the Treasury could impact President Trump's bid to tackle illegal immigration and boost jobs and wages for Americans.  In addition, it is part of the administration's consideration of continuing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program that has given legal status to 800,000 young adults, may of whom are employed in the U.S.

Nine Illegal Immigrants Arrested at Trump Tower Protest in NYC.  Just moments after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Donald Trump is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, nine illegal immigrants and three US citizens were arrested near Trump Tower in NYC for sitting in the road and blocking traffic.

Report: Illegal immigration costs $296 billion in lost taxes.  Tax credits received by illegal immigrants and wage write-offs U.S companies claim in their illegal employment costs the Treasury $296 billion over 10 years, according to a new report that is urging Congress to crackdown on the loopholes.  Annually, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, the lost taxes bill is about $30 billion, enough to fund the average middle income tax cut the Trump administration is considering, about $300.  That comes on top of wage losses to legal workers of $118 billion when companies illegally hire undocumented aliens, said CIS.

US border agents finds smuggling tunnel spanning US-Mexico border and arrest 23 Chinese nationals and seven Mexicans.  US border patrol agents discovered a new hidden tunnel running from Mexico that led to the arrest of 30 illegal immigrants.  Around 1.30am on Saturday [8/26/2017], agents patrolling at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California, saw a group of several dozen people and tried to approach them for questioning.

200,000 deportation cases quietly 'closed' under Obama.  During the Obama era up to 200,000 deportation cases were "administratively closed" without action, a move that left tens of thousands of illegal immigrants free to roam America, sometimes indefinitely, according to a new report.  When added to those cases still pending court action, it brings the backlog of cases to about 800,000, far more than previously known.  In the report for the Center for Immigration Studies, former immigration judge Andrew R. Arthur said that there are some 100,000 cases that were closed, but told [the Washington Examiner] that it could be as high as 200,000.

Undocumented Immigrants Land on San Diego Shores, 12 People Arrested in Ocean Attempts.  Federal agents detained a dozen undocumented immigrants from Central America early Thursday [8/24/2017] after spotting them in the ocean aboard a pair of small fishing boats, headed for landings in Mission Beach and Sunset Cliffs.  The first of the two unsuccessful human-smuggling runs came to light shortly before 2:30 a.m., when a camera operator at the multi-agency Joint Harbor Operations Center on San Diego Harbor spotted a crowded skiff offshore from Belmont Park and notified the U.S. Border Patrol, according to USBP public affairs.

4 countries sanctioned because of refusal to accept deported immigrants.  A Homeland Security spokesman said Wednesday that a "variety of factors" went into the decision to impose sanctions on four countries that refuse to cooperate with the U.S. government when it comes to taking back their illegal and criminal immigrants.

The "Poor Illegal" Media Narrative and Why It's Not Working.  It is not compassionate to Americans or immigrants to allow illegal aliens to ignore our laws.  The corruption rampant in Los Angeles County and throughout other major urban areas follows from the arbitrary disregard for our nation's legal sovereignty and cultural integrity.  The liberal, marginalized national media still wants to push an illegal alien sob story narrative at all costs.  Look over the list below of the latest sob stories the national readership endured over the past week (and month): [...]

ACLU sues Trump administration over arrests of immigrant teens.  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a class action lawsuit against President Trump's administration over the detention of immigrant teenagers for "unsubstantiated claims of gang affiliation."  The lawsuit, announced on Friday [8/11/2017], targets Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement.  In a press release, the ACLU accuses ICE and the Office of Refugee Resettlement of detaining children and transporting them to detention facilities without notifying their parents or lawyers.

This is what warrants are for:
Armed ICE agents show up to search Michigan restaurant, owner refuses entry.  A restaurateur in Michigan recently tried out a new approach on two immigration agents who wanted to search her cafe:  She told them to go away.  Hediye Batu, who co-owns Café Zola in Ann Arbor with her husband Alan Zakalik, reportedly turned away two Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who came in to inquire about an employee of theirs on Wednesday afternoon [8/9/2017], MLive.com reports.

Mexican Econ Minister Threatens To Flood U.S. With Illegals If We Don't Give Them A Good NAFTA Deal.  When candidate Donald Trump first proposed renegotiating NAFTA back in 2015 everyone was stunned.  Fixing bad trade deals had never been proposed by any candidate.  Candidate Trump also proposed a border wall.  Those two policy initiatives are entirely connected.  Almost immediately the government of Mexico realized the potential impact and threatened to use illegal migration if NAFTA was reopened.

86 Guatemalans Arrested at Texas Border in Single Incident.  As the surge of illegal aliens continues to mount in South Texas, Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector capped off a busy day by arresting one group of 86 illegal aliens and seizing more than $1 million worth of marijuana.  Agents also carried out a rescue of an illegal alien lost in the brush and, unfortunately, recovered the remains of another migrant who was not as lucky.  All of these incidents occurred in the RGV Sector on Monday [8/7/2017].

The INSANE cost of illegal immigration.  On Tuesday [7/31/2017], the Justice Department announced how many illegal aliens are currently clogging American jail cells — and the cost to taxpayers is absolutely head-spinning.  "Out of the 187,855 inmates in (federal) custody, 42,034 are foreign-born," according to the report, which was obtained by The Horn News.  That's almost one-in-four.  Tens of thousands of prisoners, who committed felonies, are in this country illegally.  They committed a serious crime, got sent to the federal pen... and they're costing taxpayers billions of dollars each year.  Worse, that just includes prisoners held in jails run by the federal Bureau of Prisons — the 42,034 doesn't count most prisoners in state, city, or county prisons.

L.A. County Paid Out $1.3 Billion In Welfare To Illegal Aliens.  On the bright side, it's expected that the Los Angeles County will spend $200 million less in 2017, as fewer illegal aliens arrive and more have left, mostly due to allowing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to do their job, to enforce the laws that are on the books, unfettered by politicians and political appointees.  We keep being told that illegal aliens are a boon for our economy.  Well, the illegals are getting $3 in benefits for every $1 they spend.  It sure seems that they are more of a drain on taxpayer money that giving more back.

Despite uproar, Trump's immigration proposal resembles 10 other merit-based policies.  President Trump's call Wednesday [8/2/2017] for a merit-based immigration system sent critics and much of the media into a tizzy, but what he proposed is common in many parts of the world.  The proposed system, contained in a Senate bill, would replace one largely based on extended family ties with one that prioritizes education, English language proficiency, age, vocational skills and high-paying job offers as well as considering any criminal record and possible national security risks.  "The idea of using a point system to select immigrants is a completely conventional idea," Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Immigration Studies, said.

Deportation vs. the Cost of Letting Illegal Immigrants Stay.  The findings of this analysis show that the average cost of a deportation is much smaller than the net fiscal drain created by the average illegal immigrant.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported the average deportation cost as $10,854 in FY 2016.  In FY 2012, ICE removed 71 percent more aliens with a similar budget, creating an average inflation-adjusted cost of $5,915.  This compares to an average lifetime net fiscal drain (taxes paid minus services used) of $65,292 for each illegal immigrant, excluding their descendants.  This net figure is based on fiscal estimates of immigrants by education level from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS).  The total fiscal drain for the entire illegal population is estimated at $746.3 billion.

Even Fourth-Generation Mexicans Are Failing.  [Scroll down]  The UCLA researchers found, by doing a multiple regression analysis of the factors correlated with years of schooling, that "... rather than improvements in education in subsequent generations since immigration, as assimilation theory predicts, we find quite the opposite. ... Greater parental education, household income, social and cultural capital, and fewer children all contribute to more schooling.  However, when these factors are held constant, the highest levels of schooling are for those who immigrated as children but were educated in the United States and the lowest for the grandchildren and the great-grandchildren of immigrants."  The people of Mexican descent who show the most enthusiasm for school relative to their resources appear to be the "1.5 generation" — those who came from Mexico as small children.

In Praise of the Raise Act.  The American Dream is at least as fundamental to our national identity as the "nation of immigrants" theme.  The collapse of wages described above threatens to create a near permanent underclass for whom the American Dream is always out of reach.  The RAISE Act seeks to vindicate the American Dream while permitting historical levels of immigration.  It does so by placing the priority on high-skilled immigrant — immigrants who won't squeeze the wages of our low-skilled workers, but who instead will spur innovation, create jobs, and make America more competitive.

Latest Sob Story:  Brothers Deported For Telling ICE One Was Going To College.  Illegal migrants get deported.  That's true around the world.  What is so shocking in the US is that people are shocked that people who are in the US illegally are made to leave.

Democrats Don't Actually Believe in Democracy.  Democrats seem to think that foreigners who violate our laws have a greater right to determine what will be America's laws than actual Americans.  After all, that's their argument when they whine because some illegal is getting shipped back to his Third World hellhole-of-origin.  They seem to think that just because some uninvited, unwanted, unlegal trespasser (we're not supposed to call them "illegal," right?) has been violating our laws for an exceptionally long period of time makes his offense less offensive.

Texas Attorney General Paxton:  We must phase out DACA and return to the rule of law.  During Texas's successful lawsuit against DAPA, we learned that DACA recipients have even been given Green Cards, and thus a pathway to citizenship — despite the Obama administration's initial pledge that DACA does not confer such a legal path to citizenship.  Apart from a pathway to citizenship, DACA allows aliens to leave and re-enter the country, removes eligibility bars from Social Security, Medicare, and the Earned Income Tax Credit, and confers eligibility for state benefits such as driver's licenses and unemployment insurance.  As of August 2016, more than 220,000 unlawfully present aliens in Texas applied for a permit or a renewal of one under DACA, and nearly 200,000 of those were approved.

Why is it up to us to pay for this?
$10 Million to Fund English Classes, Legal Services for Foreigners Seeking Citizenship.  The U.S. government announced on July 27 that it will continue to spend millions of taxpayer dollars to fund English, history, and civics courses, as well as naturalization legal services to foreigners seeking legal American citizenship, according to Judicial Watch.  According to a Homeland Security grant obtained by Judicial Watch, the $10 million will be allocated to the Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program, operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  The program, which will distribute the money across 36 organizations, aims to provide hopeful immigrants with classes in U.S. history and government in preparation for the citizenship test, as well for activities that promote civic and linguistic assimilation.  "Naturalization requirements, such as knowledge of English and of U.S. history and civics, encourage civic learning and build a strong foundation upon which immigrants can fully assimilate into society," the Homeland Security grant states.

Donald Trump announces new immigration policy favouring financially stable English speakers.  President Donald Trump is touting new legislation to overhaul the US immigration system, drastically cutting the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country and implementing a "merit-based" visa scheme.  If passed, the RAISE Act would cut the number of immigrants allowed into the United States by 50 percent over the next 10 years.  It would eliminate diversity lottery visas and crack down on so-called "chain immigration" — visas provided based on family connections, rather than jobs skills.  Mr Trump promoted the act alongside Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue on Wednesday [8/2/2017], claiming it would "reduce poverty, increase wages, and save taxpayers billions and billions of dollars".

Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Is Convicted of Criminal Contempt.  Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio was convicted on Monday of defying a court order to stop rounding up immigrants, and he may face jail time — another rebuke for a once-popular politician who was voted out of office last year.  In 24 years as sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., Mr. Arpaio built a national reputation for harsh conditions in his county jail, and for his campaign against undocumented immigrants; his deputies detained people solely based on a belief that they were in the country illegally, and then turn them over to immigration authorities for deportation.  In December 2011, a federal district judge hearing a racial profiling lawsuit ruled that the immigration detentions were illegal and ordered the sheriff to halt them — an order that was upheld by an appeals court and reinforced by another district court order in 2013.  But Mr. Arpaio vowed, publicly and repeatedly, that the roundups would continue, and they did.

Arpaio plans to appeal criminal contempt conviction over detention of illegal immigrants.  Joe Arpaio was found guilty Monday of criminal contempt for defying a judge's order to stop detaining illegal immigrants, but the former sheriff isn't going down without a fight.  Shortly after U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton issued her verdict, Arpaio attorney Jack Wilenchik said the longtime lawman of Maricopa County, Arizona, once known as "America's toughest sheriff," plans to appeal and press for a jury trial.  "Joe Arpaio is in this for the long haul, and he will continue his fight to vindicate himself, to prove his innocence and to protect the public," Mr. Wilenchik said in a statement.

Ten Accomplishments By John Kelly At Homeland Security.  [#1] He sidelined most of the top staff picked by Obama and allowed the department's border and enforcement agents to actually enforce the nation's immigration law.  The result is that more than 70,000 illegals have been sent home by motivated agents, including many of the MS-13 gang members invited by Obama to live in the United States since 2011.

'Illegal immigration is not a victimless crime,' ICE acting director says.  The horrific incident involving dozens of immigrants allegedly smuggled into the U.S. in a sweltering tractor-trailer is proof that illegal immigration is "not a victimless crime," the acting head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) told Fox News on Monday [7/24/2017]. "It's a message I've been trying to get out as long as I've been the acting ICE director," Thomas Homan said on "Your World with Neil Cavuto."

Cortez: 'That Truck with dead illegals could have been filled with terrorists'.  James Matthew Bradley, Jr., the driver of an 18-wheeler that was found parked in a sweltering hot Walmart parking lot with up to 100 Mexican nationals inside its unairconditioned trailer, 10 of which pronounced dead, faced a Texas judge on charges Monday [7/24/2017].  A federal court charged the Clearwater, Florida man with one count of 'transporting illegal aliens.'

Massachusetts Supreme Court Rules Police [are] Not Allowed to Follow Federal Law.  The glorious progressive secession movement from the United States continues.  If Obama were in office, we would be hearing lots of talk about the Confederacy.  But since it's a Republican in the White House, treason is patriotic again.  Also Massachusetts cops are not allowed to follow Federal law.  Obama had already decided that Arizona is not allowed to enforce Federal immigration laws.  Now the highest court in MA has decided that police are not allowed to follow Federal law either.

DOJ, DHS Deny Aid to Family of Wounded ICE Agent While Bankrolling Extradition of Cartel Member's Family.  The U.S. government has denied financial support to the family of a federal agent who was severely wounded in a 2011 ambush by a Mexican drug cartel but at the same time has subsidized housing expenses for the family of a hit-squad member who assisted in the shootout that left another officer dead.  The Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent who survived the attack, Victor Avila, said the Department of Homeland Security refused to fund hotel, travel, and per diem expenses for his wife and two children during the two-week trial of two men accused in his attempted murder, which began in Washington, D.C., this week.  DHS told Avila it did not have a "funding mechanism" to pay for the expenses.  Avila ultimately fronted the costs for his family to accompany him during the trial after raising safety concerns to DHS and Department of Justice officials.

Border Patrol raids Arizona desert camp that helps illegal immigrants.  U.S. Border Patrol agents served a search warrant at a non-profit aid camp in the southern Arizona desert Thursday and arrested four Mexican men suspected of being in the country illegally.  The camp, about 11 miles north of the Mexican border, provides medical care for immigrants crossing into the U.S. across the miles-long Sonoran Desert.  It has been in operation since 2004, run by the organization No Mas Muertes (No More Deaths).

Black's Law Dictionary, Fifth Edition, 1979.
Black's Law Dictionary, Fifth Edition, 1979, page 5.

5 million immigrants granted US citizenship can't speak English.  In a stunning indictment of the system that tests immigrants on their eligibility to become "naturalized citizens," a new report finds that a third are functionally illiterate, unable to speak and understand enough English to get that status.  Some 32 percent of naturalized citizens, about 5 million, fall below "basic" skills in English, the equivalent of being functionally illiterate, according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies.  The report is a follow on to one that found 67 percent of immigrants in the United States for 15 years or more can't speak much English.

ICE Director Says There Could Be More Than 12 Million Illegals In US.  Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan said he isn't sure exactly how many illegal immigrants are in the U.S.  There could be more than 11 to 12 million in the country, he said.  No matter how many there are, Homan said that President Donald Trump's executive orders have put every illegal immigrant (except those covered by President Obama's amnesty for illegal aliens who arrived as minors) up for deportation.  He recently spoke at a White House press briefing in which he said that no illegal immigrant should "be comfortable," and he reiterated that message during Tuesday's [7/11/2017] interview.

La Raza Rebrands as 'Unidos US'.  The National Council of La Raza announced that it will change its name to UnidosUs, AP reports.  President Janet Murguia described "La Raza" as an outdated term that did not resonate with its members.  AP exclusively translates "Raza" as "the people" in its report.  However, the term can also be interpreted as "the race," which carries a suggestion of zero-sum ethnic conflict.

Texas is getting a new 'sanctuary cities' law, and the Mexican government isn't happy.  Senate Bill 4, signed on May 7, gives greater freedom to local Texas police to ask people, who have been detained, about their immigration status, and mandates cooperation with federal immigration authorities.  Officials who don't comply could be fined or even jailed.  The bill has become a national flash point in an already hyperpartisan debate over the rights of immigrants and the government's ability to press them on their legal status.  Advocates of the law point to measures meant to increase safety, while critics worry about eroding protections and triggering negative diplomatic and economic consequences.

Can Trump Win His Fight Against Leftist Judges And Open-Border Radicals Over Immigration?  A battle is brewing between the federal government's right to enforce U.S. immigration laws and some cities' and blue states' desire to provide "sanctuary" for illegal immigrants in the U.S.  But unlike the past four presidents, Donald Trump is willing, even eager, to fight this battle.

Trump urges passage of House immigration bills that would impose strict prison sentences on deportees who re-enter the country and defund sanctuary cities.  President Donald Trump is urging the House to stiffen the punishment for people who re-enter the U.S. illegally and for 'sanctuary' cities and states that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation forces.  He met people the White House identifies as 'immigration crime victims' on Wednesday [6/28/2017] as part of a push for passage of two pieces of legislation he said would cut down on the number of gang members, drug dealers and terrorists in the US.

Supreme Court:  Immigrants Who Lie to Feds to Become Citizens May Lose Citizenship.  The Supreme Court on Thursday held that federal law authorizes courts to strip immigrant citizens of their U.S. citizenship if they obtained it as a result of making false statements to the federal government.  Federal law found at 18 U.S.C. §1425(a) makes it a crime to "knowingly procur[e], contrary to law, the naturalization of any person" to become a U.S. citizen.  Moreover, a second federal statute, 8 U.S.C. §1451(e) adds that a foreigner who obtains U.S. citizenship through such a violation will lose that newly granted citizenship.

1.4 million illegals working under stolen Social Security numbers:  Audit.  Most illegal immigrants who pay taxes have stolen someone else's legal identity, and the IRS doesn't do a very good job of letting those American citizens and legal immigrants know they're being impersonated, the tax agency's inspector general said in a new report released Thursday [6/22/2017].  The theft creates major problems for the American citizens and legal foreign workers whose identities are stolen, and who have to deal with explaining money they never earned.  But the IRS only manages to identify half of the potentially 1.4 million people likely affected by the fraud in 2015, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said in its report.

Trump wants to ban immigrants from accessing welfare within five years of entering the US.  President Donald Trump has said he will pursue legislation that would bar immigrants from being eligible for welfare for at least five years.  At a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, last night he said 'the time has come' for 'new immigration rules' that would require those seeking admission to the country to be able to support themselves financially and would bar the use of welfare for a period of at least five years.

Trump in Iowa:  President calls for barring immigrants from welfare for five years.  President Trump announced Wednesday night that he will soon ask Congress to pass legislation banning immigrants from accessing public assistance within five years of entering the U.S.  "The time has come for new immigration rules that say ... those seeking immigration into our country must be able to support themselves financially and should not use welfare for a period of at least five years," Trump told a campaign-style rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The Editor says...
First of all, why set the bar at five years, and not ten or fifteen?  Second, there is already a legal requirement that immigrants should be able to support themselves.  "An individual who is likely at any time to become a public charge is inadmissible to the United States and ineligible to become a legal permanent resident."

Six-time Deportee Arrested in Texas.  An illegal immigrant deported six times prior from the United States is facing deportation again after crossing the U.S.-Mexico Border.  Agustin Jorge Figueroa-Garcia, a 29 of Mexico, was caught by federal immigration agents with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency in Texas, according to News4 San Antonio.

The Editor says...
If anyone asks me, I can solve this problem overnight.  Here's how:  When someone is caught re-entering this country after having been deported at least once before, he or she should be deported again, to the most remote and desolate part of the Peruvian coast, or perhaps the Ivory Coast.  Instead of passing the same people back and forth across a fence, repeat offenders should have a life-changing experience that will make it almost impossible for them to re-enter the United States.  The word will get around Mexico very quickly:  Don't go north again or you will disappear.

Civil War on the Left, Part 41: Democrats and Immigration'.  Peter Beinart, a smart center-left writer once affiliated with The New Republic before it went crazy, nowadays is at The Atlantic, and he has a barn-burner of an essay out today on the subject, "How the Democrats Lost Their Way on Immigration."  It is a long article, but very much worth reading the whole thing.  The point is, Beinart honestly confronts the craven partisan political calculation behind the liberal line on immigration, and he goes through the serious substantive economic and social reasons why liberals should be in favor of managing immigration in the interests of American workers — as they did not that long ago.

How the Democrats lost their way on immigration.  If the right has grown more nationalistic, the left has grown less so.  A decade ago, liberals publicly questioned immigration in ways that would shock many progressives today.

Stop making everything a moral issue.  Immigration is not a moral issue.  America controls America's borders.  Ellis Island was not an open arms invitation to the world, because it was a way station where we screened the people we did not want.  Anarchists, criminals, and other burdens on society were sent back where they came from.  There is no moral right to come to America as a visitor or as an immigrant.

Border Patrol Ordered to "Negotiate" with Illegal Immigrants in Arizona.  Despite President Trump's pledge to tighten border security[,] Border Patrol agents in one of the nation's busiest sectors for illegal immigrants and drugs were ordered this week to stand back after a surveillance camera recorded a group entering the U.S. from Mexico, federal law enforcement sources told Judicial Watch.  The incident occurred in the vast desert terrain between Arizona and Mexico, Border Patrol officials said.

Trump scraps Obama policy that protected immigrant parents from deportation.  An Obama-era immigration program intended to protect parents of U.S. citizens and legal residents from deportation has been formally cancelled, fulfilling a key campaign promise from President Trump, the Homeland Security Department announced late Thursday [6/15/2017].  Homeland Security John Kelly formally revoked a policy memo that created the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program.  The revocation came on the fifth anniversary of another effort that has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.

Trump Admin Rescinds DAPA Amnesty Program.  The Trump administration has fulfilled another one of Donald Trump's campaign promises by rescinding the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program implemented under Barack Obama that could have allowed as many as five million illegal aliens with children who are citizens or lawful permanent residents to remain in the country if they met certain criteria.

Hardly Walt's Disney.  The Magic Kingdom became the place of nightmares recently.  In October of 2014, with no warning, Disney informed hundreds of their information technology (IT) workers they had three months left on the job.  If the employees wanted to collect their severance, they would have to train their replacements.  For three excruciating months, Disney forced their employees to train foreign workers brought into the country to replace them.  The foreign-born workers were allowed to come into the country via the H-1B visa program. [...] Essentially, Disney has gone into the indentured servitude business.  The foreign employees cannot complain or ask for more money for fear of getting fired.  If they are fired, their visas are revoked and they are kicked out of the country.

ICE chief:  All illegals 'should be worried, no population off the table'.  In a blunt warning to all 11 million undocumented immigrants, the acting chief of ICE said that anybody who cross the border illegally is subject to deportation.  "If you are in this country illegally, and you committed a crime by entering this country, you should be uncomfortable, you should should look over your shoulder, and you need to be worried," said Thomas D. Homan, acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Border Numbers Up 31 Percent in One Month as 'Catch and Release' Continues.  The apprehension of illegal border crossers by Border Patrol agents jumped 31 percent in May from the previous month.  The jump follows a six-month decline in apprehensions after the election of President Donald Trump.  The increase comes as Border Patrol agents report "catch and release" programs are quietly continuing.

Luis Gutierrez Whines:  Breitbart News Coverage of Illegal Immigrants, Muslim Refugees Too Harsh.  Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) whined about Breitbart News' coverage of illegal immigrants and Muslim refugees during his recent commencement address at Cambridge College.  "Breitbart and Fox News didn't invent their opinions on Mexicans and Central Americans or Muslims," he claimed the day after the London Bridge terror attacks.  "They're just recycling them."  He told Cambridge College's graduates, "I say lift the Muslim ban and tell the Supreme Court to say it's unconstitutional and un-American."

Texas Sheriff Actively Promoting Visas for Illegal Immigrants.  Travis County Sheriff "Sanctuary Sally" Hernandez came up with the idea of instructing crime victims who happen to be in the country illegally on how they can apply for a "U visa," Fox 7 in Austin reported.  Merely filing out the application for the visa, intended to help true crime victims, is enough to at least temporarily block immigration officials from deporting an applicant.  Her work continues to propagate the myth that Texas' new sanctuary city law (previously known as Senate Bill 4) is a threat to crime victims.

GAO: 437,000 deportation cases backlogged, hearings delayed to 2022.  The government's processing of illegal immigrants has broken down as the number of backlogged court cases has grown to a ratio of 1,456 per judge, prompting some courts to schedule deportation cases as far out as February 2022, according to a new Government Accountability Office assessment.  The audit agency tabulated a total of 437,000 pending cases, double what it was in 2006.  What's more, the normal wait time for illegals to face a judge has grown from 198 days to 404 days.

Good News:  Illegal Aliens With Old Deportation Orders Are Being Detained.  Of course, this is terrifying people who are unlawfully present in the United States. [...] They should be terrified.  Better yet, they should simply leave.  They were ordered deported, and Obama and his administration allowed these people who are unlawfully present to remain in the country.

Federal Judge Is "Humiliated" For Having To Actually Uphold Immigration Law.  If Judge Reinhardt is so upset by having to enforce federal immigration law, he can resign.  The federal government is specifically tasked with protecting the nation from foreign invasion, which includes those who come to this country illegally as well as overstay their visas.  The majority of countries in the world, including Mexico, refuse to tolerate those who are unlawfully present, and many, including Mexico, have harsher penalties.

DHS Officers Humiliate Judges by Enforcing Immigration Laws, Declares Judge.  Judges are humiliated and dehumanized whenever they must enforce the nation's immigration laws, according to a senior judge on the far-left Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  The judge's cry of outrage came when he could not block the orderly repatriation of an illegal immigrant who has two drunk driving convictions, plus a U.S. wife and three children.  "We are unable to prevent [Andres] Magana Ortiz's removal, yet it is contrary to the values of this nation and its legal system," complained Judge Stephen Reinhardt, who wishes to extend citizens' rights to illegal foreign migrants.

Democrats In Texas Legislature Threaten Violence To Protect Illegal Aliens.  Texas is estimated to have more than 1 million illegal aliens, according to the Migration Policy Institute.  During today's [5/29/2017] final legislative session a group of angry protesters calling themselves illegal aliens attempted to disrupt the session by shouting, chanting and blowing whistles.  The issue they were protesting is a new law known as "SB4" or the anti-Sanctuary City Law, where Texas police chiefs and sheriffs are required to comply with federal requests to hold criminal suspects for possible deportation.

The Texas Protestors Should Be Deported.  If you're holding up signs bragging that you are an illegal alien while protesting a state legislature and disrupting its proceedings, you should be deported.  You are admitting you are an illegal alien and you are disrupting the legitimate legislative functions of a state government.  I do not have sympathy for you.

Texas Leg's Last Day in Session Ends With Near Brawl When Rep. Claims He Called ICE on Illegal Protesters.  Today [5/29/2017] was the last day of the Texas legislative regular session.  But before the typical closing ceremonies were held, a near brawl broke out between lawmakers.  Stoked by anti-SB 4 protestors, Democrat and Republican lawmakers exchanged harsh words and a few shoves.  Senate Bill 4 is the state's Sanctuary City bill, which would require local and campus law enforcement to comply with federal immigration communication laws, or be subject to civil and criminal penalties.  Governor Abbott signed the bill into law earlier this month.  At the center of the SB-4 conflict was Republican state Rep. Matt Rinaldi, who said he called Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on protestors carrying "I am illegal and here to stay" placards.

Texas State Rep Reports Protesters to ICE; Guess What Happened Next?  This morning [5/29/2017], during the final day of the current session of the Texas state legislature, the Texas House was considering a bill to punish so-called "sanctuary cities."  The Democrats had been fighting the bill for hours, and there were lots of protesters in the gallery.  When the protesters were loudly disruptive, the Department of Public Safety began to remove them from the gallery.  That's when the fun began.  Apparently, state Representative Matt Rinaldi (R-Irving) announced that he had called Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on the protesters.

The Editor says...
If you are in this country illegally, perhaps you should stay out of sight ("in the shadows") rather than participating in noisy protests.

ICE agents eat at restaurant — then detain the workers.  ICE agents apparently love a good breakfast, and it doesn't matter who's making it.  United States Immigrations Customs and Enforcement (ICE) officers detained three members of the kitchen staff at a restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor, Mich., on Wednesday morning — but only after sitting down to eat some waffles.  Sava Lelcaj-Farah, the owner of Sava's restaurant, told MLive that the incident was "really sad," and "scares the whole community."

The Editor says...
No, it does not scare the whole community.  It scares those who aren't supposed to be in the community.

DHS: More than 700K visa overstays in 2016 alone.  Forget about the wall or deportations or travel bans.  These days, if you so much as suggest something as relatively mild as a fresh look at the number of visas we issue and how we track them you are identified as obviously being a racist.  After all, we're not talking about ISIS bombers swimming across Lake Erie to get into our country from Canada, right?  These are tourists or students or temporary workers who just want to help.  Unfortunately, while that's a popular line of argument in the legacy media these days, the visa programs currently in place have problems.  And the Department of Homeland Security has highlighted yet another uncomfortable factoid for us this month, saying that more than 700K visitors of various sorts came to the United States on visas in the past fiscal year and failed to leave when they were supposed to.  That we know of.

Staggering number of visa overstays now biggest problem in illegal immigration.  The nexus of illegal immigration into the U.S. has shifted away from the southwest border and into the country's air and sea ports, where more than 54 million visitors checked in last year — and nearly 630,000 of them didn't go home, according to new numbers released Monday [5/22/2017].  Known as visa overstays, the visitors present a different challenge than the border crossers, and one that Homeland Security officials are still trying to figure out how to handle.

Immigration Arrests Jump Nearly 40% Under Trump.  Immigration arrests climbed yet again in April as federal agents continued to track down both criminal and noncriminal aliens in far greater numbers over the first 100 days of the Trump administration than they did under former President Barack Obama a year ago.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Enforcement and Removal Operations deportation officers administratively arrested 41,318 illegal immigrants on civil immigration charges between Jan. 22 and April 29, according to agency data released Wednesday.  That was a 38 percent jump over the 30,028 arrests made in the same time period in 2016, the final year of the Obama administration.

After Trump Executive Orders, ICE Making 400 Arrests Per Day.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Wednesday [5/17/2017] that it has arrested more than 400 individuals per day since President Trump signed executive orders calling for tougher immigration policies.  Between Jan. 22 and April 29, the immigration enforcement agency arrested 41,318 individuals on civil immigration charges, 75 percent of whom were convicted criminals, after Trump signed immigration-related executive orders in January.  That number represents a 37.6 percent increase from the same period in 2016.

Trump's immigration enforcement helps slow illegal border crossings by 76%.  Illegal immigration across the southwestern border is down a stunning 76 percent since President Trump was elected, with the flow of children and families dropping even faster as analysts say the administration's commitment to enforcing the law has changed the reality along the border.  Overall apprehensions by the Border Patrol dropped to just 11,129 in April, according to numbers released Tuesday [5/9/2017], marking the lowest monthly total for any month in decades.

Immigrant Workers Stunned To Be Fired After Skipping Work For Protest.  More than 20 immigrant workers in Michigan were stunned to find themselves out of a job after they skipped work to attend a "Day Without Immigrants" rally in February.  The former employees of Detroit-area auto parts maker EZ Industrial Solutions LLC say they were wrongfully fired, despite warnings from company management that there would be repercussions for missing work without permission.  They are now taking their case to federal labor regulators, the Detroit Free Press reported.  In a charge filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the immigrant workers from Mexico and Central America claim EZ Industrial Solutions unjustly fired them for taking part in a political protest.

Hungary's border wall
Hungary's new border wall is working spectacularly well.  Hungary is getting major blowback from the E.U. elites.  But as far as I know, they haven't doubled down on "it can't work" the way their American internationalist brethren have.&Nbsp; We have here a classic case of common sense versus "experts" whose predictions can't be trusted.


How Hungary Managed To Erase Illegal Immigration In Just A Few Months.  When other countries welcomed refugees with open arms, Hungary decided it was time to eradicate illegal immigration at any cost. The country succeeded, but that success damaged relations with the European Union in the process. Hungary's second border fence has just been completed in the southern town of Asotthalom. The 96-mile long, 14 ft. tall double-line of defense doesn't look too intimidating from a distance. Go a little closer and you'll notice several layers of razor-wire capable of delivering electric shocks, cameras, heat sensors and loudspeakers ready to tell migrants they're about to break Hungarian law if they as much as touch the fence.

Illegals thwart immigration laws with help from lawyers, judges, educators.  A massive anti-deportation infrastructure has emerged to try to protect illegal immigrants from President Trump's crackdown, with advocacy groups coaching potential deportees on how to massage encounters with police, and lawyers and judges working to shield them from charges that would make them priorities for deportation.  A video released Monday [4/24/2017] by a coalition of advocates instructs illegal immigrants not to open the door to federal agents, what proof to demand if they are being arrested and what to say if accosted outside their homes.  Meanwhile, attorneys are working to lower charges from some illegal immigrant criminals, hoping to blunt their crimes so they don't show up as high-priority deportation targets.

Draining the Swamp in NYC.  [Mayor] DeBlasio has declared New York City as a sanctuary city that will not adhere to federal mandates restricting municipal employees from questioning city services while performing their official duties.  Therefore, if you come here from another country without a legal visa, work permit or citizenship; you can access services like schools, hospitals, utilities and even law enforcement without being questioned about your illegal immigration status.

Illegal Aliens Have More Rights Than IRS Taxpayers.  For over eleven years we have been writing a weekly column pointing out the injustices inflicted upon Americans and the American taxpayer by government and special interests.  But no injustice is more egregious than allowing foreign nationals to invade our country by the millions where they get to profit from the invasion, rather than being put in jail or deported as they would be in any other country.  No other sovereign nation on earth allows illegal immigration to exist on such an enormous scale, as does the United States of America.  What is even more unfathomable is why this injustice doesn't fester in the hearts and minds of the American people to the point where they put an immediate halt to it, or fire those in government who are responsible.  What does it take for the American people to rise up against this injustice in full force and fury, as they should?

Report: ICE Failures Under Obama Administration Leave More Than 2.2 Million 'Supervised' Aliens on Streets.  A new report from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Office of Inspector General (OIG) reveals startling failures during the Obama Administration that allowed 2.2 million deportable aliens to remain on the streets in a "supervised" status.  Aliens with criminal convictions accounted for nearly 400,000 of that total.  The report issued by ICE Inspector General (IG) John Roth last week details several failures under the previous administration that built a tremendous backlog for deportation officers (DO).  Those failures include imbalanced workloads for DOs, unachievable goals, a lack of clear policies and procedures, and insufficient training.

Undocumented bakery workers protest termination.  Several protesters who chained themselves to delivery trucks at a Queens bakery were arrested early Friday [4/21/2017].  Workers at Tom Cat Bakery were protesting a requirement by the bakery that they prove their immigration status or face termination.  The workers say that in March, Tom Cat officials told them the Department of Homeland Security was investigating the company.  31 workers were told they would be fired within 10 business days if they could not provide new employment documents.

U.S. Border Officials Suspected of Working with Drug Smugglers, Says Border Patrol Council President.  A top Border Patrol agent and president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) has alleged that Border Patrol management in Montana's Havre Sector are suspected of being corrupt and ordering miles of border unpatrolled in an intentional effort to help drug smugglers.

New DHS Hires Signal End To Era Of Officials Cozy With The Open Borders Lobby.  The Department of Homeland Security announced last week the appointment of two former employees of think tanks that advocate for reduced immigration.  This comes as a departure from a department that was staffed in the Obama era by several officials closely involved with organizations which advocate for amnesty.  Jon Feere and Julie Kirchner joined Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection as advisers, respectively.  Feere is a former policy analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies, which advocates for reduced immigration, and is now an adviser to Thomas

D. Homan, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Exclusive: Officials Defy Trump's Promises: 40 Miles of Border Ordered Unpatrolled.  U.S. Border Patrol agents are once again sounding the alarm about miles of border being left wide open and unsecured.  Breitbart Texas exclusively obtained a document showing a Havre Sector Border Patrol manager knowingly issuing orders to leave 40 miles of border open and unpatrolled.  Obama holdovers in the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency are continuing with the same careless disregard in the Trump Administration that they did under former President Obama, according to Border Patrol agents.  Breitbart Texas has the specific order that was given to the agents signed by the Obama-holdover manager.

Debate over in-state tuition for students in US illegally.  Twenty states already offer cheaper in-state college tuition to students who are in the United States illegally.  Legislation making its way through the Tennessee Legislature would make that state the 21st.

Sessions Announces Illegal Aliens Who Illegally Re-Enter The U.S. Will Be Charged With a Felony.  Speaking from the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona Tuesday [4/11/2017], Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced major changes to Justice Department protocol when it comes to charging and prosecuting illegal aliens.  "For those that continue to seek improper and illegal entry into this country, be forewarned:  This is a new era.  This is the Trump era.  The lawlessness, the abdication of the duty to enforce our immigration laws and the catch and release practices of old are over," Sessions said.

Trump's Justice Department to end 'catch and release' immigration policy.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared "a new era" in immigration enforcement on Tuesday, saying his prosecutors will try to bring stiffer criminal charges against repeat illegal immigrants and smugglers as part of President Trump's crackdown.  Mr. Sessions said his enforcement priorities will end the "catch and release" practices of the Obama administration and give the Justice Department a more active role in stemming illegal immigration.

Park Service:  Illegals destroying federal lands, unsafe for camping.  Illegal immigration and drug running have destroyed border parklands, further threatened two species on the endangered list and led federal officials to bar visitors and campers in areas considered too dangerous to visit, according to newly released reports.  In studies of two parks that make up less than 90 miles of the Arizona-Mexico border, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service said that the areas have been ripped up with thousands of miles of unauthorized roads from vehicles that have crushed plants and animal habitat.

American Resurrection.  The statistics on illegal immigration are in.  Apparently, the wave of illegals has been cut by 70% since Trump's inauguration.  And the Wall doesn't even exist yet.  So much for all those who said we couldn't halt this illegal flood.  ICE is deporting criminals (and leftists are squealing), sanctuary cities are going to lose a lot of funds, Lansing, Michigan, just voted to stop being a sanctuary city, overcoming their foolish mayor.

Fear of Trump Makes Migrants Disappear From Mexican Border.  [President] Trump hasn't yet made good on his bombastic campaign trail promises.  The wall is still just a twinkle in his eye, and the deportation force hiring sprees haven't happened yet.  ICE agents have conducted raids targeting undocumented immigrants, but they aren't actually that different in scale from raids that happened during the early years of the Obama administration.  But the symbolism of Trump in the Oval Office and the threat of extended detention has already deterred many migrants.  Migrants are scared, explained Jose, a young Honduran man staying at the San Bosco shelter in hopes of getting to the U.S.  They might be less scared in the future, he said, but for now they're waiting.

Why Sanctuary Cities Encourage Illegal Immigration.  Numerous cities have declared themselves to be "sanctuary cities," where local police are forbidden to cooperate with federal immigration authorities in enforcing our national immigration laws.  Legislation is now moving through the California legislature to implement such a policy throughout that entire state.  Why this energy to protect violators of our laws?  Oddly, the answer goes back to the founding.  Due to a residue of the notorious three-fifth compromise, sanctuary cities encourage illegal immigration because undocumented residents (to use the politically correct term) are counted in determining representation in the House of Representatives and state legislatures.  The more undocumented a city has, the more seats it gets.

Arrests of illegal criminals jumps 250% in one week.  As promised, immigration police have expanded their campaign to deport illegals with criminal records, announcing the seizure of 368 illegals in seven states and Washington, D.C.  That nearly a 250 percent increase over the 106 announced a week earlier.  The biggest seizures by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were in Texas, but they made arrests as far north as Wyoming.

More Than 100 Sex Offenders Caught in Single Border Sector This Fiscal Year.  Border Patrol officials in the Rio Grande Valley Sector report that their agents arrested more than 100 previously deported sex offenders that illegally re-entered the U.S. Agents arrested two during a one-hour period in separate locations in the sector on Wednesday [3/30/2017].

State Rep Caught Tipping Off Illegal Aliens About ICE Raids.  Massachusetts state Rep. Michelle DuBois posted a warning to illegal immigrants on her Facebook page Tuesday about upcoming Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that are rumored to be taking place in the area.

ICE detains 26 offenders reporting for community service in Fort Worth.  Agents for Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained 26 offenders suspected of being undocumented as they reported for community service Sunday morning [3/276/2017] at a Tarrant County Jail facility north of downtown.  David McClelland, chief of staff for Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn, said the Sheriff's Department was contacted about a week ago by federal agents asking for information about people in the work detail, a program for those who are on probation and are working off part of their sentences.

Federal immigration agents showing up in NYC courts to arrest defendants.  When Floyel Stapleton appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court for a routine hearing in his misdemeanor assault case, he was stunned to be met by federal immigration agents as he left the courtroom.  "I didn't know they were there.  They were in plain clothes.  They had no badges and they arrested me when I was walking out of the courtroom.  They just asked my name and they arrested me," Stapleton, 39, who is from the Caribbean island of Nevis, told the Daily News from an immigration detention center in Hudson County.

Deterrence and human nature.  [Scroll down]  Take illegal immigration.  The Trump administration believed the answer was to persuade people not to come illegally into the United States, and to convince those who are already residing here illegally and who have broken American laws to go home.  So his proposed wall on the border with Mexico and beefed-up patrols are a sort of insurance policy in case immigrants do not heed appeals to follow the law.  Deportation and even the threat of deportation also serve as deterrents to persuade others not to enter the U.S. illegally, given the likelihood of being sent back home promptly.  The early result of that proposed deterrent policy is that in just two months, attempted illegal entries into the U.S. have fallen dramatically.  Past approaches to illegal immigration were largely therapeutic.  Bilateral talks with Mexico, sanctuary cities, de facto amnesties and non-enforcement of immigration laws supposedly would ensure that immigration was orderly and a positive experience for both hosts and guests.  Instead, the border effectively became wide open and chaos ensued.

Philadelphia's Largest Cinco de Mayo Celebration Canceled in Fear of Immigration Crackdown.  One of Philadelphia's most prominent Latin American events, El Carnaval de Puebla, has been canceled this year because of what one organizer called "the severe conditions affecting the immigrant community."  The annual parade through South Philadelphia has taken place in late April or early May for the last decade and is the city's largest Cinco de Mayo celebration.  Organizer Edgar Ramirez said as many as 15,000 gather from as far as New England and Chicago.

Immigration judges headed to 12 U.S. cities to speed deportations.  The U.S. Justice Department is developing plans to temporarily reassign immigration judges from around the country to 12 cities to speed up deportations of illegal immigrants who have been charged with crimes, according to two administration officials.  How many judges will be reassigned and when they will be sent is still under review, according to the officials, but the Justice Department has begun soliciting volunteers for deploymen

Judge Considers Ordering President Donald Trump to Double 50,000 Refugee Inflow to the United States.  A federal District Court judge in Maryland is considering whether he should order President Donald Trump to double the annual inflow of refugees up to 100,000 per year.  Any demand by the judge that the federal government airbus an extra 50,000 migrants — including many adherents of Islam's sharia legal system — into American neighborhoods would be an unusual intervention into government roles normally left to the elected President and Congress.  If actually implemented, the judge's plan also would be extremely expensive for Americans, because state and local communities subsidize each new immigrant with roughly $1,600 each per year for decades.

Rogue judges give legal standing to hypothetical immigrants.  When President Trump issued his revised immigration order, I warned that unless we reassess our erroneous views of judicial power, the courts would create an affirmative right to immigrate.  Even though the revised order applies only to prospective immigrants who have never stepped foot on our shores, we predicted that the courts would completely erase national sovereignty.  They did not disappoint.  Over the past few days, several liberal legal groups and a handful of blue states (led by Hawaii) have sued against the new order.  One federal district judge grotesquely manipulated the rules of standing and issued a temporary restraining order against the executive order, even in a case where Trump's moratorium was inapplicable.

23 Percent of Public Schoolchildren Live in Immigrant Households.  Almost a quarter of the nation's public school students live in immigrant households, raising questions about America's long-term ability to continue its tradition of assimilation, according to a study released Thursday.  The report, published by the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies, indicates that 23 percent of public school students live in a household with at least one immigrant parent.  That is more than double the percentage in 1990 and up from 7 percent in 1980.  Because immigrants are not evenly distributed throughout the country, however, some schools have significantly higher percentages of immigrant children.  The report breaks down the data by census units called public use microdata areas, which are roughly between 100,000 and 200,000 residents and generally respect county or city boundaries.  The average number of public school students in each PUMA is about 20.600.

Immigrants are now canceling their food stamps for fear that Trump will deport them.  Luisa Fortin sometimes sits up at night, wondering what her clients are eating.  She is the SNAP Outreach Coordinator for the Chattanooga Food Bank — but lately she has done less outreaching.  Her families, working immigrants in northwest Georgia, are spooked by the political climate, Fortin said.  Increasingly, she's being asked to explain how food stamps may impact immigration status, if not to outright cancel family food benefits.  Since mid-January, five of Fortin's families have withdrawn from the SNAP program.  One, the single mother of three citizen daughters, had fled to Georgia to escape an abusive husband.  Another, two green-card holders with four young children, were thinking of taking on third jobs to compensate for the lost benefits.  These families represent a small fraction of Fortin's caseload — she estimates she has signed 200 immigrant families up for SNAP over the past six months — but based on the calls she gets from other clients, she fears more cancellations are imminent.

Assimilation under threat as children of immigrants flood U.S. public schools.  The Virginia neighborhood of Fairfax County ranks with parts of those other cities as having the highest percentage of children from immigrants in its public schools, with 78 percent of students coming from immigrant households, according to a report that the Center for Immigration Studies is releasing Thursday.  Across the country, some 23 percent of students in public schools come from immigrant households.  That has more than doubled in the past 25 years, from just 11 percent in 1990.  But their numbers are heavily concentrated in big cities.  Miami-Dade County in Florida has four areas where at least 80 percent of students are from immigrant-led homes.  In one of those, a part of Hialeah City, a staggering 93 percent of students belong to immigrant households.

Steve King States the Obvious, Unleashes Fury.  Kudos to [Rep. Steve] King for standing up for Western Civilization.  Even if few have the spine to say it, everyone who has spent more than a minute thinking about it understands that a society cannot be sustained by importing massive numbers of foreigners from an alien civilization rather than having babies of its own.  This is especially obvious when that alien civilization has been vehemently hostile for 1,400 years, and the foreigners are ostentatiously uninterested in assimilation.  Just because David Duke agrees with him does not mean he is wrong.  King is in for a storm, and deserves every patriot's support.

High-School Kids Slammed for Wearing USA-Themed Attire to a Basketball Game.  Students at Valley High School in Iowa wore USA-themed gear during a basketball game — and fans of the opposing team, Des Moines North High School, are saying that was offensive.  According to local news source KCCI, Valley fans say that they've used a "USA" theme in the past for games against several different schools, but North's fans are insisting that it was a personal attack against them because some of their students come from refugee families.

The Editor says...
It is disturbing to me that freeloaders and migrants, mostly from Mexico and Central America, are now calling themselves "refugees" to deflect the stigma (which should be) associated with illegal immigration — and more disturbing that the news media is playing the game, too.

ACLU Is Suddenly Concerned Over Length Of Time Illegal Aliens Are Held.  Despite the absence of reports over the last eight years, apparently, Mr. Obama's executive branch agencies were holding illegals for a long time, longer than the ACLU likes.  In fact, Supreme Court decisions allowed this.  Where were the lawsuits from the ACLU then? [...] Obviously, it is crystal clear that the ACLU is not interested in civil rights, but, instead, being a far left activist group agitating against a sitting United States president.  And many of their proposed actions are to protect those who are unlawfully present in the nation over the best interests of citizens of this nation.

One more reason to jam cell phones near the border:
New App for Illegal Aliens Enables Them to Call for Help When Caught.  If you're an illegal alien who has just been busted by immigration authorities, now there's an app for that.  Huge, a digital agency, developed and launched the mobile app, Notifica, pro bono to enable illegal aliens to easily and quickly call for help if they've been caught.  The Notifica app sends pre-loaded, pre-written messages tailored to specific illegal alien-defined recipients, like immigration lawyers and relatives simultaneously — with one click of a button.  A PIN number is required for security purposes and to prevent others from viewing the messages.

Earnings of undocumented workers soared during Obama years.  Undocumented workers' incomes increased dramatically during the Obama years.  The gap in the hourly wage between undocumented workers and native workers is reduced by half once socioeconomic characteristics — educational attainment, type of jobs, years since emigrating here and age — are taken into account, according to a new academic paper, "The Earnings of Undocumented Immigrants," by Harvard University economist George Borjas, and published Monday [3/13/2017] by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Washington, D.C.-based research group. [...] Undocumented workers earn about 40% less than American workers, but that gap falls to 20% after controlling for the various socioeconomic and educational factors.  "The adjusted wage of undocumented workers rose rapidly in the past decade," the study found.

A Fair and Legal Replacement for DACA.  President Obama's DACA, issued in 2012 via memorandum, was a patently lawless use of executive power.  After Congress (again) decided not to pass the DREAM Act, granting legal status to illegal immigrants who came here as children, the president abused his "pen and phone" to impose the law's provisions unilaterally.  The administration risibly claimed that this was an exercise of "prosecutorial discretion," implying that the government would be evaluating applications for deferred status on a case-by-case basis.  Unsurprisingly, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials have reported otherwise; in fact, anyone who appears to be under the maximum deferral age — that is, any illegal immigrant who appears younger than 35 years old — is simply presumed to be eligible for DACA.  Under the policy, about 750,000 illegal aliens have been granted not only renewable, two-year deportation stays, but also work permits, Social Security numbers, access to the EITC welfare program, and driver's licenses.  Functionally, more than 2 million have been shielded from deportation for nearly five years.

Don't Look Now, But Trump Is Already Winning On Border Security.  Just by saying that he would strictly enforce immigration laws already on the books, President Trump is already on his way to solving the illegal immigration problem.  Imagine if previous presidents had done the same.  In February, border agents apprehended just 18,762 people at the U.S./Mexican border, a 40% drop from January, which was itself a 27% decline from December.  In fact, illegal border crossings have fallen every month since Trump won the election.  And February's number was lower than any month in the previous five years, according to data from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Illegal border crossings decrease by 40 percent in Trump's first month, report says.  The number of people illegally crossing the U.S. southern border has dropped 40 percent in President Trump's first full month in office, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Wednesday.  U.S. Customs and Border Patrol reported that the number of illegal border crossings dropped from 31,578 to 18,762 persons.  Kelly said border agents usually see a 10 to 20 percent increase in illegal immigrant apprehensions from January to February.

No Wall, No Raids, Just Enforce the Employment Laws.  I admire immigrants.  They've traveled thousands of miles to build better lives in a strange land where many don't even speak the language.  They send much of the money they earn here back to their families in their homelands.  America could use more such courage, work ethic and selflessness.  I like seeing such people come to America — legally.  But the illegal kind is a different story.  Though they may be admirable in many respects, illegal immigrants are still breaking the law.  To say that they are merely "undocumented workers" is to say that an intruder in your house is merely an "undocumented visitor."  It sacrifices truth at the altar of political correctness.

All Employment Growth Since 2000 Went to Immigrants.  Three conclusions can be drawn from this analysis:
  •   First, the long-term decline in the employment for natives across age and education levels is a clear indication that there is no general labor shortage, which is a primary justification for the large increases in immigration (skilled and unskilled) in the Schumer-Rubio bill and similar House proposals.
  •   Second, the decline in work among the native-born over the last 14 years of high immigration is consistent with research showing that immigration reduces employment for natives.
  •   Third, the trends since 2000 challenge the argument that immigration on balance increases job opportunities for natives.  Over 17 million immigrants arrived in the country in the last 14 years, yet native employment has deteriorated significantly.

Democrats bring Dreamers, Trump brings victims of crimes by illegal immigrants.  On one side were the "valedictorians," the high-achieving illegal immigrant Dreamers who have become the face of the drive for a more lenient immigration policy.  Matched up on the other side were the "victims," those who had lost relatives to illegal immigrant crimes and who have gained a nationwide profile in the past 18 months, thanks chiefly to President Trump and his unorthodox campaign.  On Tuesday [2/28/2017], both the victims and the valedictorians were in the same room, watching as Mr. Trump addressed a joint session of Congress.

ICE nabs young 'dreamer' applicant after she speaks out at a news conference.  About two weeks ago, Daniela Vargas hid in the bedroom closet of her Jackson, Miss., home after watching immigration officials handcuff her father in the family's driveway.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents detained the 22-year-old's father and brother, Argentines who were living in the country illegally, amid the Trump administration's aggressive deportation effort that has riled immigrant communities across the country.  Although Vargas was in the process of renewing her status as a "dreamer" to remain in the United States legally — a status she had allowed to lapse — she feared that immigration officials would come after her next.

Should have stayed "in the shadows."
Illegal Immigrant Calls for Protest — Picked Up by ICE Immediately.  A 22-year-old Argentinian immigrant was arrested by ICE officials after calling a press conference to talk about her hears of being deported on Wednesday.  Daniela Vargas, who has been in Mississippi since she was 7 years old, was protected by the DACA act of the Obama administration, since she has been in school and working in the United States, and brought without her consent as a child.  However, Vargas says she was not able to collect the $495 it costs to renew DACA paperwork this year, and thus was dropped from the program, making her vulnerable to arrest.  Vargas' father and brother were arrested last month as a part of the nation-wide ICE raids.  They were arrested outside of their home.

Oregon judge faces scrutiny for allegedly helping illegal immigrant escape ICE.  An Oregon judge is being investigated after she allegedly helped an illegal immigrant elude ICE agents in January by guiding the man through a private entrance at the courthouse.  Multnomah County Judge Monica Heeranz was notified by court staff that ICE agents were waiting outside her courtroom to possibly apprehend Diddier Pacheco Salazar, a 22-year-old Mexican national attending a DUI hearing, U.S. Attorney Billy Willaims said.  Specific details about what happend inside the courtroom next is not clear.  But Salazar reportedly somehow managed to leave the room using an employee exit.

Sheriff: Illegals go free where Americans would be jailed.  One of the nation's key sheriffs fighting crimes and drug peddling by illegal immigrants charged that Americans would be locked up for wrongdoing illegals regularly get a free pass on.  In a Senate hearing focused on the impact of crimes by illegal immigrants on Americans as far north as Wisconsin and Washington, Grant County, Wash., Chief Deputy Ryan Rectenwald described a gruesome murder in 2016 of Jill Marie Sundberg by a previously deported illegal immigrant who skipped out on an $8,000 bond.

Jorge Ramos:  America Is 'Our Country, Not Theirs' — 'And We Are Not Going to Leave'.  Univision senior anchor Jorge Ramos declared on Friday [2/24/2017] that the United States belongs to Latino migrants, emphatically stating to a Spanish-speaking audience that "it is our country, not theirs."  Ramos took an unusual tack, pivoting from talk of diversity and togetherness into boasts of conquest.  Mass immigration, particularly illegal immigration, was a fait accompli.  There is nothing the U.S. can do about it, and they must accept that America is "not their" country and that illegal aliens, particularly Latinos, "are not going to leave," he said.

Self Deportation Beginning Ahead of Schedule.  The leftist media are all broadcasting scenes of illegal men, women and children hiking over the border in waist-high snow and sub-freezing temperatures (thanks a lot global warming), from the United States to Canada.  Each one of these sites regale the reader with tales of woe of "undocumented migrants" having to brave the elements and hoof it to Canada, rather than get swept up in the Trump dragnet. [...] I find it incredible that so far I have not found a single lefty site that sees the irony of what they are reporting.  They are making our case for us.  This is exactly what I and many others have been preaching for years.  If you build it, they will come.  If you provide free refuge (and everything else) they will come.  If you take it away, or even threaten to in a manner they will believe, they will go, of their own accord.

The Coming Border War:  A Prediction.  A prediction: when the "Wall" along the southern border begins to be constructed, the left's professional activists will implement an extensive disruption campaign.  It will be modeled after the Keystone Pipeline protest (that involved a makeshift city of 10,000), but be more mobile and flexible, spread out along the border that marks the path of the wall.  Protestors will stand in the path of construction, just at activists have, in the past, chained themselves to trees in the Northwest to stop logging.

It's Official:  Liberals Only Care About Illegals and Muslims.  Hey, liberals!  There's a reason why illegal Hispanics and jihadis aren't represented by the system.  In the first place, they have broken the law by coming here without completing the administrative state's vital and voluminous paperwork.  In the second place, they intend to break the law by violently overturning the United States government and its separation of church and state, replacing Western culture with Sharia law.

Doctors gave fake medical opinions to help win citizenship.  Psychiatrists and other doctors in Chicago and across the country have been caught helping immigrants gain U.S. citizenship by providing fake medical opinions, records show.  An estimated 1,000 people a year submit a form to immigration officials in Chicago alone to waive the requirements that someone seeking citizenship must understand English and pass a test in U.S. history and civics.  The obscure Form N-648 requires a doctor to list any physical or mental ailment that would prevent a patient from meeting the language requirements of citizenship.

NY Times Publishes Screed By Illegal Alien Who Vows To Not Leave.  [Scroll down]  We see from the KDVR article that she arrived illegally in 1997 with her husband and a 6 year old.  Since she is 45 now, that means she was not a child at the time she intentionally broke our immigration law.  At one point she was charged with not having a license or insurance and for having an expired license plate.  Those charges were dropped.  She put a made up Social Security number on a document she was planning to use for a job application.  She pled guilty to attempted possession of a forged instrument.  La Immigra became involved at that point.  She was given the opportunity to voluntarily self-deport.  She finally did leave, then came back, paying someone to smuggle her across the border, for which she was almost immediately caught be the Border Patrol, making her an alien absconder.

Just Say No To The Border Tax.  Nobody knows for sure whether President Trump supports a "border adjustment tax."  That's fitting, since nobody really knows what this tax would do to the economy.  Trump has been hot and cold about the border adjustment tax.  On Thursday, he told Reuters that he thought the tax "could lead to a lot more jobs in the United States."  On Friday [2/24/2017], Trump's top economic advisor reportedly said it was a nonstarter.

Democrats Attack Trump For Enforcing Their Own Immigration Law.  The deportation rules announced this week by Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly were greeted with the expected outrage from the usual suspects.  But since when is enforcing the law a crime?  In this case, the law that Kelly plans to enforce is the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, which was approved by 52 Democrats in the Senate and 202 Democrats in the House in a Democrat-controlled Congress and was signed into law by President Johnson, a Democrat.  That hasn't stopped today's Democrats from decrying the DHS memo as obscene and horribly un-American.

DHS To Expedite Deportation Proceedings By Not Using Judges.  With immigration courts reaching a record backlog in 2016, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly ordered Monday [2/20/2017] that illegal immigrants who have been in the U.S. for less than two years should be allowed to be deported without a court hearing.  Kelly signed two memos Monday that made significant changes to the nation's immigration policy.  They ordered the immediate construction of a border wall, expanded the amount of local police who will enforce immigration law, and put every illegal immigrant — excluding those protected under President Obama's executive amnesty — at risk of deportation.

Immigrants fearing deportation under Trump change routines.  In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrant parents have signed legal documents authorizing friends and relatives to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by immigration agents.

CBS: Trump Immigration Order Creates 'Climate of Fear' for Illegal 'Citizens'.  The journalists at CBS This Morning on Wednesday [2/22/2017] openly fretted that Donald Trump's new immigration orders "could create a climate of fear" for illegal "citizens."  (Yes, co-host Gayle King used the word "citizen.")  Talking to USA Today bureau chief Susan Page, Anthony Mason worried, "This could create a climate of fear in the immigrant community, if it hasn't already."  Page agreed, "I think it has."  She justified, "Remember that two-thirds of illegal immigrants have been here at least a decade.  So, they're really part of the fabric of our life.  Although, admittedly, they're here illegally."

The Editor says...
It doesn't matter if an illegal alien has been in this country for 30 years or 30 minutes.  In fact, if an alien has been here illegally for more than a year, and hasn't made any attempt to acquire naturalization or get permission to be here or learn English, that indicates that he or she has no intention of assimilating.

Trump's Immigration Guidance:  Dreamers and Parents of U.S. Citizens Are Safe for Now; Most Others Must Go.  Homeland Security Secretary Gen. John Kelly on Tuesday [2/21/2017] released two memoranda, explaining how the Trump administration plans to implement the president's executive orders designed to "stem illegal immigration" and remove illegal aliens "who have no lawful basis to enter or remain in the United States."  Notably, the new guidance exempts, for the time being, the 750,000 "dreamers" who came to this country as children and who received temporary legal status under President Obama Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

DHS secretary orders immigration agent hiring surge, end to 'catch-and-release'.  Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly moved Tuesday to implement a host of immigration enforcement changes ordered by President Trump, directing agency heads to hire thousands more officers, end so-called "catch-and-release" policies and begin work on the president's promised U.S.-Mexico border wall.  "It is in the national interest of the United States to prevent criminals and criminal organizations from destabilizing border security," Kelly wrote in one of two memos released Tuesday [2/21/2017] by the department.  The memos follow up on Trump's related executive actions from January and, at their heart, aim to toughen enforcement by expanding the categories of illegal immigrants targeted for deportation.

The ACLU's war on common sense.  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is leading the charge against President Trump's order to temporarily halt immigrants from seven Middle Eastern countries identified by the Obama administration as hotbeds of terrorism.  So far, they have managed to find sympathetic judges in friendly climes such as the Ninth Circuit.  The group had promptly filed a lawsuit against the order, which it calls "Trump's Muslim ban," despite the fact that it allows in travelers from more than 40 other Muslim majority nations comprising more than a billion people, plus India, which has an estimated 300 million Muslims.

New York Times Foams at the Mouth:  DHS Seeking to Expel Wide Range of Illegal Aliens.  [Scroll down]  The NYTEB said it:  they are living in this country outside the law.  If they crossed the borders without permission or overstayed their visa, then they are unlawfully present.  They also complained about creating an atmosphere of fear.  Good.  Criminals should be worried.  Illegals have no one to blame but themselves.  This is not on the citizens of the U.S. We didn't make them come here illegally/overstay visas.  They CHOSE to do that.  They chose that for their children, in many cases.  They do not help their case when they demand, DEMAND, that the United States give them money, services, welfare, healthcare, housing, food, education, the right to vote, and citizenship.  They aren't asking.  They're demanding.  They're out in the streets insulting citizens, they freak out over citizens flying the flag of the U.S., they fly the flags of Mexico and other nations, and they demand the return of the American southwest to Mexico.  Being humble would help their case: they are anything but.

Refugees Will Cost Taxpayers an Estimated $4.1 Billion in FY 2017.  American taxpayers will spend more than $4.1 billion in the 2017 budget to support the 519,018 refugees who have been resettled by the federal government in the United States since October 2009, according to a cost estimate by Breitbart News.  To put that very large number in context, $4.1 billion can buy 10,677 new homes for $384,000 each, which is the average price of a new home sold in the United States in December 2016.  Or it could buy 170,124 new autos for $24,100 each, which is the manufacturer's suggested retail price for a 2017 Chevrolet Malibu.

More than 100 workers across the US are fired after they skipped a day of work to take part in anti-Trump 'Day Without Immigrants' protests.  More than 100 workers have been fired for walking out to take part in anti-Trump 'Day Without Immigrants' protests on Thursday [2/16/2017].  In cities all over the US, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in widespread demonstrations against the President's anti-immigrants stance and rhetoric. [...] But since the march, more than 100 people in states from South Carolina to New York have lost their jobs for not coming to work in order to take part in protests.

The "day without immigrants" became a teachable moment.  Do you remember that "day without immigrants" protest that we talked about last week?  It took place as predicted (and in fact demanded by activist organizers on the left).  But in at least one location in Tennessee some of the participants learned a rapid and likely lasting lesson about the intersection of free speech and personal responsibility.  Bradley Coatings, Inc. found out at the last minute that their tightly packed customer schedule was going to go up in flames when nearly 20 of their employees announced with roughly 12 hours notice that they would be taking part in the poorly defined protest and not participating in their job assignments.  They made good on the threat and their employer responded in pretty much the way you would probably expect.

Company fires 18 employees after they participated in 'A Day Without Immigrants'.  A total of 18 people were fired from a Tennessee business after joining the nation-wide protest "A Day Without Immigrants."  The 18 employees at Bradley Coatings, Incorporated in Nolensville, Tennessee told their supervisors on Wednesday [2/15/2017] they'd be taking part in the nationwide movement.  Then, on Thursday, they were told they no longer had jobs.  "We are the team leaders directly under the supervisors and they informed us last night that we could not go back to work and the boss said we were fired," one employee said.

Business owners stand by decision to fire workers who protested.  Jim Serowski's employees told him they'd planned to skip work Thursday to participate in "A Day Without Immigrants," the nationwide day of protest.  Serowski, founder of JVS Masonry in Commerce City, Colorado, said his position to them was clear:  "If you're going to stand up for what you believe in, you have to be willing to pay the price."  As promised, when Serowski's foreman and some 30 bricklayers failed to show up for work, he fired them all with no regrets, he said.

Illegal immigrants would rather be arrested in Canada than stay in US.  Undocumented immigrants in the US are jumping the border into Canada, where they hope they'll be treated more humanely than under the Trump administration, according to reports.  The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are citing an influx of illegal border crossings, especially into Quebec province from upstate New York, according to a National Public Radio report.  One of the biggest entry points is from the small town of Champlain, where the Mounties patrol the other side and arrest the travelers as they come over.

How immigration will change the electoral power of states Trump needed to win election.  With or without a huge wall along the southern border, states far from Mexico will continue to feel the effects of immigration — just not in the way most Americans might think.  That's because immigration will change the demographics — and electoral power — of the states Donald Trump depended on to win the presidency.  Trump — who focused throughout the campaign on curbing illegal immigration — won after flipping an entire region from blue to red, from Wisconsin to Michigan and into Ohio and Pennsylvania.  Paul Sracic, a political science professor at Youngstown (Ohio) State University, explains that Trump "could have lost Florida and still won, something the last Republican president, George W. Bush, never could have done."

Brilliant — Today Illegal Aliens Voluntarily Self-Identify Throughout America.  Some people say the liberal mind is predisposed toward stupidity, or at least stupid behavior.  Perhaps that's a little too harsh; however, the plan for today is definitely an example of not quite thinking things through to — 'the unintended consequences'.  There is a social justice action taking place today, Thursday February 16th, and being widely promoted. [...] However, has anyone stopped to think that by participating in this program they are just outing themselves as illegal aliens, which means illegal employees to their employers?  Any employer who wondered whether or not their staff may contain employees who gained jobs due to false papers, only needs to look at those employees who don't show up to work today.

60% of Refugee Arrivals Since Judge Halted Trump's Order Come From 5 Terror-Prone Countries.  Sixty percent of the refugees admitted into the United States since a federal judge halted President Trump's executive order designed to prevent "foreign terrorist entry into the United States" originate from five of the seven countries identified by the administration and its predecessor as most risky.  Of the total 2,576 refugees resettled in the U.S. from around the world since U.S. District Judge James Robart's February 3 restraining order, 1,549 (60.1 percent) are from Syria (532), Iraq (472), Somalia (363), Iran (117), and Sudan (65).  No refugees have arrived from the other two applicable countries, Yemen and Libya.  Of the 2,576 refugees to have arrived since Feb. 3, 1,424 (55.3 percent) are Muslims — 817 Sunnis, 132 Shi'ites, and 475 refugees self-identified simply as Muslims, according to State Department Refugee Processing Center data.

Mexico fights back:  Officials are 'purposely backing up American courts with immigration cases to antagonize Trump'.  Mexican officials, legislators, governors and public figures are pushing back against Trump's antagonistic stance toward their country.  Means include increasing the 'backlog in the immigration system' and defending undocumented migrants in the US and the Wall Street Journal reported.  Other proposed measures include renegotiating deals such as the one that currently makes Mexico accept deportees from the United States without proof that they are Mexican.

The cost of immigration in Texas alone
State by State:  The Cost of Illegal Immigration Infographics.  Wondering how illegal immigration is affecting your pocket book?  In 2013, taxpayers shouldered $100 billion in state spending on illegal aliens!  You may also access FAIR's State Cost Studies and Immigration Facts for more information.  Below are state-by-state detailed infographics on how much illegals burden you and your state: [...]


The immigration history that the MSM and Dems don't want you to know.  Whether the MSM and the Dems are being deliberately malicious or are just plain dumb, it's obvious that Trump's executive order is benign compared with what other presidents have done to control immigration and refugees seeking asylum.  Before we were actually in WWII, on 13 May 1939, more than 900 Jews fled Germany aboard a luxury cruise liner, the SS St Louis.  They hoped to reach Cuba and then travel to the US — but were turned away in Havana and forced to return to Europe, where more than 250 were killed by the Nazis.  There have been attempts to excuse FDR's treatment of these innocent passengers by claiming he did a lot to save the holocaust victims once he knew what was happening in Germany but that story doesn't wash.

Then, Deportations Were Good; Now, Deportations Are Evil.  When President Obama was in the White House, Democrats were crowing about the historic number of illegal immigrants he was deporting each year.  Now, every arrest of an illegal immigrant is a cause for protests.  When President Trump's Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced on Monday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement had arrested 680 illegals — 75% of whom are convicted criminals — the left had another emotional breakdown.

Government program gives immigrants residency for $500,000.  Immigrants who want to live in the U.S. are forced to wait as long as a decade to get a green card.  A government program called EB-5 allows wealthy immigrants to jump to the front of the line if they can pay $500,000.

Liberals Howl Over ICE Raids Targeting Criminal Aliens.  U.S. immigration officials arrested an MS-13 gang member, a cocaine trafficker, and a child molester during a series of raids in at least six states last week.  The raids, targeting illegal immigrants with additional felonies, are part of the first large-scale enforcement operation since President Donald Trump took office.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said they targeted known criminals and arrested hundreds of illegal immigrants in what they called an "enforcement surge" that began Feb. 6 and took place in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and the Carolinas.  ICE arrested approximately 200 illegal aliens throughout Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina and arrested 160 more in 55 communities throughout southern California.

Where did the FY2017 refugees go so far; 34,825 as of this morning.  For new readers (and there are many of you!), refugees are admitted on a fiscal year basis.  In September of each year, the President sends a determination letter (and report) to Congress and tells Congress how many refugees are proposed for the upcoming fiscal year that begins on October 1 and from which regions of the world they will be taken.  Congress' role is to "consult" only. [...] President Trump has already lowered Obama's ceiling from 110,000 to 50,000.

Your civic duty
Is It "Deeply Offensive" to Enforce the Law?  It is, apparently, if the law relates to immigration.  At Penn State, someone put up posters urging students and others to report violations of the immigration laws.  This is the poster:  [Photo] Is it a civic duty to report illegal aliens?  That is certainly a defensible position.  In general, citizens should cooperate with law enforcement.  But Penn State's administration didn't see it that way.


Metro map
20 metro areas are home to six-in-ten unauthorized immigrants in U.S..  Most of the United States' 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants live in just 20 major metropolitan areas, with the largest populations in New York, Los Angeles and Houston, according to new Pew Research Center estimates based on government data.  The analysis shows that the nation's unauthorized immigrant population is highly concentrated, more so than the U.S. population overall.  In 2014, the 20 metro areas with most unauthorized immigrants were home to 6.8 million of them, or 61% of the estimated nationwide total.  By contrast, only 36% of the total U.S. population lived in those metro areas.


Mexican President's Photo Op with Deported Migrants Backfires.  An attempt to capitalize on the arrival of 135 deported Mexican nationals by having the president welcome them backfired when some of the migrants said the government abandoned them and would return to the U.S. as soon as possible.  The event took place at Mexico City's airport when Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto welcomed a group of 135 Mexican nationals who had just been deported from the United States.

Mexican President Nieto Seeks To Protect Mexicans From a Life in Mexico.  There is something uniquely bizarre about the President of a country fighting to provide a better life for the citizens of his country by keeping them out of his country.  Yet that's exactly what Mexican President Peña Nieto did yesterday [2/10/2017], when the government of Mexico announced they would be attempting to keep their own citizens out of Mexico in order to provide them a better life in the U.S.

9th Circus
Rescind the Executive Order — And Replace It With Many Tougher Ones.  The president cannot lose here.  We must protect our borders; keep out the terrorists and rein in out-of-control immigration.  It is the signal issue that got him elected.  It is also the signal action needed to save this country from the Left's malevolent intentions.  The Left is attempting to subvert our country by simply replacing its population with a more malleable, sympathetic one.  Unlike the immigrants of yesteryear, today's are largely illiterate, welfare-dependent, unwilling to learn our language and definitely hostile to American culture and traditions.  And while they are in many cases fleeing conditions created by their countries' socialist policies, they nonetheless bring socialist ideas with them.  As our country has become more "multi-cultural", it has drifted ever leftward.


Jeh Johnson Hyped Denying Visa-Free Travel to Those Who Visited NYT's '7 Muslim Countries'.  In multiple congressional testimonies last year, then-Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson hyped the action he was taking — under a law signed by President Barack Obama — to deny visa-free travel to the United States to citizens of Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries who had visited Syria, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Somalia or Libya.  "Foreign terrorist travel, the prospect of foreign terrorist travel to our homeland keeps me up at night," Johnson, for example, testified in the House Homeland Security Committee on July 14, 2014.

Border jumping per se is a crime, so it doesn't matter if that's their only crime.
Trump's 'criminal alien' deportation plan could remove 75 percent of illegal immigrants — including people whose only crime was border-jumping.  At least 75 percent of the people living illegally in the United States will be subject to deportation under President Donald Trump's new executive orders, an immigration expert said.  Simply hopping the border could get an immigrant kicked out, suggested Robert Mortensen, a retired career U.S. Foreign Service officer, writing for the right-of-center Center for Immigration Studies.  Mortensen, whose writing was first reported on by the Washington Examiner's Paul Bedard, pointed to three key provisions in Executive Order 13768, which could impact the broad swath of illegal immigrants living in the country.

A Maniac Is Running Our Foreign Policy! (It's Not Trump).  Judge Robart's veto of Trump's travel ban notwithstanding, there is not the slightest question but that the president, in his sole discretion, can choose to admit or exclude any foreigners he likes, based on "the interests of the United States."  The Clinton administration used the executive branch's broad power over immigration to send a 6-year-old boy back to a communist dictatorship.  The courts were completely powerless to stop him.  As explained by the federal appellate court that ruled on Elian Gonzalez's asylum application:  "It is the duty of the Congress and of the executive branch to exercise political will," and "in no context is the executive branch entitled to more deference than in the context of foreign affairs," which includes immigration.

1 in 10 immigrants in U.S. illegally live in New York area.  A report released Thursday [2/9/2017] estimates more than 2.5 million immigrants in the country illegally live in the metropolitan areas of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, which have pledged to fight President Trump's plans to expand deportations.

Dear Illegal Immigrant Criminals:  If I Were You, I'd Run!  Raids Begin In 6 States.  The law gets enforced, and naturally... the bright sparks on the left do the only thing they seem to know how.  They protest.  (Didn't really think this through, did they?)  Eight years of Obama in charge has REALLY emboldened both the illegal immigrants and protesters with a contempt for the law.  Ironically, this will [have negative repercussions].

We Know Where They are — So Let the Deportations Begin.  The latest from Pew Research is that there are approximately 11.1 million illegal aliens in America presently.  That's 3.5 percent of our total population.  Of that 11.1 million, Pew states that 61 percent of them reside in just 20 cities, or metropolitan areas.  Of those cities, Austin, Texas has the fewest at 100,000, while metro areas like New York City and Los Angeles take the top two spots.  That 61% equates to 6.8 million illegals concentrated in a relatively small area.

ICE Rounds Up 44 Criminal Aliens in Texas Capital.  Enforcement actions underway in Texas as part of the nationwide Operation Cross Check have landed 44 criminal aliens in federal detention this week.  Following news about criminal aliens being arrested in Austin, Texas, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, Breitbart Texas reached out to the local ICE spokesperson to learn if the arrests were part of an ongoing operation.  While the ICE spokesperson would not confirm or deny the operation, U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro confirmed the arrests underway in Austin and throughout South and Central Texas are part of Operation Crosscheck.

Over 75% of illegals could be deported under Trump orders.  The bulk of illegal immigrants would be eligible for deportation under President Trump's executive orders, not just those who went on to commit additional crimes, according to a new expert analysis.  Overall, more than 11 million of the estimated 13 million [to] 14 million illegals in the United States come under the deportation language signed by Trump, according to the Center for Immigration Studies.  In the latest post on the CIS page, Ronald W. Mortensen, a retired career U.S. Foreign Service Office, highlighted three key provisions in Executive Order 13768 that prioritize illegal immigrants for removal.

Court ends constitutional government by blocking Trump.  The 228-year experiment with a Constitutional Republic took another step closer to ending today in a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals courtroom when a panel of three judges upheld a district court's decision that the president of the United States and Congress cannot control our borders.  So much for the idea that elections have consequences. [...] he judges involved in this should be impeached for exceeding their authority.  There is no way every single district judge in America has the power or authority to make a policy decision affecting the national security of 320 million Americans.  The Supreme Court should make that perfectly clear.

Judges Declare Judges Can Grant Immigration Visas, Even When Elected President Disagrees.  Judges in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California are opening a new immigration route for foreigners, which would bypass the federal agencies' sole authority to approve or decline foreigners' immigration or entry into the U.S.  The new route is created by the Feb. 9 decision which blocks the White House's very popular reform of immigration rules.  If upheld by the Supreme Court later this year, the new declaration would allow overseas foreigners — including those hostile to the United States — to hire lawyers to persuade judges to grant them visas, residency permits and eventually citizenship.

20 metro areas are home to six-in-ten unauthorized immigrants in U.S..  Most of the United States' 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants live in just 20 major metropolitan areas, with the largest populations in New York, Los Angeles and Houston, according to new Pew Research Center estimates based on government data.  The analysis shows that the nation's unauthorized immigrant population is highly concentrated, more so than the U.S. population overall.  In 2014, the 20 metro areas with most unauthorized immigrants were home to 6.8 million of them, or 61% of the estimated nationwide total.  By contrast, only 36% of the total U.S. population lived in those metro areas.  But the analysis also shows that unauthorized immigrants tend to live where other immigrants live.  Among lawful immigrants — including naturalized citizens and noncitizens — 65% lived in those top metros.

Why does the ACLU have a Pakistani heading its "National Security Project"?  Hina Shamsi wrote a piece, "Flying Home From Abroad, a Border Agent Stopped and Questioned Me About My Work for the ACLU."  Her purpose was to gin up anger against the duly elected president and his efforts to curtail terrorism.  Instead her piece raised two questions in my mind.  [#1] Why after 25 years of living in our country has she not become a citizen?  [#2] Why does the ACLU have a Pakistani as director of its "National Security Project"?  There is nothing illegal about her status as a legal alien or the ACLU hiring her.  But both decisions reflect on her and her organization, which often acts as legal muscle for the Democratic Party.

New Poll Shows Most Americans Support President Trump's Immigration Ban.  Approval of President Trump's executive order that temporarily freezes immigration is on the rise.  According to a new poll conducted by Investor's Business Daily and TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence, 51 percent of voters approve of the president's decision to temporarily restrict citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the country, while 42 percent of Hispanics who were surveyed also approved.

Judicial Watch Files Suit For 'Refugee Travel Loans' Information.  Judicial Watch announced today [2/7/2017] that it filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State seeking records on the number of "Refugee Travel Loans" issued by State's Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration to the United Nation's International Organization for Migration from 2010 to the present.  Judicial Watch is also seeking the number of loans defaulted on and the amount of money written off on each defaulted loan.

Trump Slams Courts By Reading Federal Law on Illegal Aliens.  Standing at the lectern, Trump read aloud title eight, chapter 12 of U.S. Code which states:  "Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants, or impose on entry of aliens any restrictions may deem to be appropriate."  "This isn't just me, this is for Obama, for Ronald Reagan, for the president," Trump said.  "It was done for the security of our nation, the security of our citizens."

The RAISE Act:  A Good Start on Immigration.  The Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act, introduced today [2/7/2017] by Arkansas senator Tom Cotton and Georgia senator David Perdue, is different.  It is a carefully crafted, albeit limited, bill that would sharpen America's immigration system so that it serves the American economy.  In 2015, the same year that President Barack Obama lawlessly granted amnesty to upward of 5 million illegal immigrants, the United States granted green cards to more than 1 million legal immigrants.  Only a fraction were for high-skilled work.  Nearly seven in ten were given to relatives of current U.S. citizens or green-card holders (officially, "legal permanent residents").  Family-based chain migration, under which the U.S. gives preferential treatment to immigration applications from the kin of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents, is a key source of the large-scale immigration of low-skilled and unskilled workers that is exerting downward pressure on wages in low-skill occupations.

Video of Democrats Supporting Trump Immigration Position — A Reply to 84 Lumber's Support for Illegal Immigration.  On Super Bowl weekend, 84 Lumber produced a documercial containing their political appeal toward all Americans and demanding that our nation should fully support illegal mass immigration.  The building and supply company purchased a $15 million advertisement to air during the NFL championship football game.  The open border Democrat and progressive constituency has applauded the position of 84 Lumber, however there has also been massive back-lash from Americans who simply request the enforcement of borders and a reasonable immigration policy.

The Worst Ad Of The Super Bowl: 84 Lumber Glorifying Illegal Immigration.  Glorifying illegal immigration AND cheap labor.  [Video clip]

Congress Moves to Cut Immigration to U.S. By Half.  Leading senators on Tuesday [2/7/2017] unveiled landmark immigration reform legislation that would limit the number of refugees permitted into the United States each year and eventually cut total immigration to America by 50 percent, according to a preview of the legislation viewed by the Washington Free Beacon.  Sens. David Perdue (R., Ga.) and Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) revealed the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act, or RAISE Act, which aims to boost wages for Americans by slicing immigration levels and recalibrating the system to accommodate those seeking employment in the American workforce.

Southwest border is 'gaping wound' in homeland security, DHS chief says.  The lack of a border wall is "a gaping wound" in the country's defenses, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly said Tuesday, saying Border Patrol officials in the ground in Texas and Arizona can point to exact spots where fencing is needed right now.  Mr. Kelly also promised a marked jump in morale at his department, saying tens of thousands of immigration agents had been despondent after having their hands tied by the Obama administration, and are now eager to get back to enforcing the law — the job they were hired to do.

Time To Strip Lower Courts Of Jurisdiction Over Immigration.  If pigs could fly conservatives would take back the White House and the legislative branch of government with solid constitutionalists in one election cycle.  But even that tantalizing fairy tale would be rendered moot if nothing is done to immediately reform the federal judiciary and stave the coming tide of judicial tyranny.  Nowhere is this more evident than with the Court's unconstitutional doctrine of conferring super rights on illegal aliens.  As I noted following the Supreme Court's bloodless coup on our constitutional form of government, as bad as 5-6 SCOTUS justices seem to be, they are on the level of James Madison when compared to some of the lower court judges.  There are solid post-constitutional majorities on 9 of the 13 circuit courts as well as a majority of district courts.  Obama has filled 53 of the 179 appellate judgeships in the federal circuits and over 250 of the 673 on a district level.  These are people who believe that the Constitution is unconstitutional and that illegal aliens have the right to come here and demand services.  Why should we tolerate this for one more day?

Mike Pence vows to use 'all legal means at our disposal' to reinstate Muslim travel ban.  Vice President Mike Pence promised on Sunday [2/5/2017] that he will use 'all legal means at our disposal' to reinstate the suspended Muslim travel ban.  Pence said that Judge James Robart's decision on Friday [2/3/2017] that the ban was unconstitutional and had to be delayed was 'wrong'.  'From the outset of his campaign and administration, the president of the United States has made it clear to put the safety of the American people first,' Pence told Fox News Sunday.  'We are going to win this argument.'

Trump urged to put GPS trackers on refugees until travel ban decided.  President Trump and his Justice Department are being urged to go slow on appealing a court's rejection of their travel ban and follow Germany's example and put GPS ankle bracelets on visitors from the seven targeted nations until a final decision is made.  A prominent legal expert said that the administration should wait to appeal until Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch gets to the court, giving Trump a 5-4 majority and in the meantime put the tracking devices on any refugee or visitor.

Immigration.  First of all, let's get something straight: this isn't anything new.  President Obama in 2011 all but halted visas for Iraqis after two Iraqi immigrants were arrested in Kentucky on suspicion of terrorist ties.  Further back, the Chinese Exclusion Act was the first piece of American legislation meant to prevent a specific ethnic group from entering the United States.  The left's Patron Deity of Statist Assery FDR in 1942 turned away hundreds of desperate Jewish refugees on the SS Drottningholm, claiming they were a threat to national security.  It's a [deplorable] history, but I don't see the pearl-clutching condemners of Trump's recent Executive Order mentioning it in their current outrage about the halt to immigration.

Mexico's remittances reach almost $27 billion.  Mexicans living abroad sent home almost $27 billion in 2016, the highest yearly figure on record, the central bank reported on Wednesday [2/1/2017].  The remittances rose 8.8 percent, from $24.78 billion in 2015 to 26.97 billion last year.

At the Border Patrol, Trump lifts morale that was at an all-time low.  Despite Mexico's pledge to stem the flow of Central American migrants entering its country from bordering Guatemala, the numbers have increased over the past year.  The number of unaccompanied children apprehended at the Southwest border jumped nearly 50 percent between fiscal years 2015-2016, from 39,970 to 59,692.  In the first three months of this fiscal year (Oct. 1-Dec. 31), 21,321 have already been apprehended, according to Border Patrol stats.  But it is the number of family units apprehended that is staggering.  Apprehensions jumped 95 percent between fiscal years 2015-2016, from 39,838 to 77,674.  The numbers for the 2017 fiscal year have already surpassed the total for 2015, with 44,843 apprehended the past few months, according to Border Patrol.

Trump Ejects Obama Holdover.  When President Obama issued his executive orders known as DACA and DAPA, which directly violated our immigration laws by granting work permits to illegal aliens, his Justice Department defended them all the way to the Supreme Court.  When President Trump issues executive orders upholding our immigration laws passed by Congress, government lawyers refuse to defend them, undermining the rule of law.  Defending the temporary suspension of entry by non-U.S. citizens, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller pointed out that "No citizen of a foreign country has a constitutional right to enter the United States."  Otherwise, anyone who is denied a visa to visit our country could sue for the massive benefits that the taxpayers provide to citizens and legal residents.

Quinnipiac Poll:  Voters Support Limits on Immigration.  A national Quinnipiac university poll released today says American voters support, 48 [to] 42 percent, "suspending immigration from 'terror prone' regions, even if it means turning away refugees from those regions."  Quinnipiac University conducted the poll between Jan. 5 and Jan. 9, weeks before President Donald Trump issued the recent executive orders, ordering "new vetting measures" to keep "radical Islamic terrorists" out of the United States.

Mexican Official Threatens to Unleash Cartels, Flood U.S. With Drugs and Narcotics.  If people had doubts about the Mexican government being influenced and controlled by drug cartels, well, they can put that doubt away.  In a stunning segment on Fareed Zakaria's CNN broadcast today [1/29/2017] Mexico's former foreign minister, Jorge Castaneda, states the Mexican government is willing to counter U.S. President Donald Trump policy by unleashing drug cartels upon the U.S. border.

Yes, The Trump Executive Order On Immigration Is Legal.  At National Review, lawyers Andrew McCarthy and Dan McLaughlin wrote about how the orders were legal and not all that much of a departure from Obama's immigration policy regarding refugees, visas, and national security — though McLaughlin added that he was troubled that the Trump administration was deluding America's tradition of taking in refugees and granting asylum to those who have been persecuted for a variety of sociopolitical reasons.  At the same time, he noted that the Obama administration also discriminated against Christian Syrian refugees, ended the wet foot, dry foot policy with Cubans fleeing their communist hell hole, and stopped processing Iraqi visas for six months in 2011.  Oh, and some of those visa applicants served as interpreters for the U.S. military and provided intelligence to our forces.  But a Democrat was in the White House, and as McLaughlin cited, Cubans are more conservative-leaning voters, therefore not a priority for liberals, nor are persecuted Christians in the Middle East.  It's not worthy of liberal outrage, but now with Republicans back in power — everything is triggering.

Illegal Aliens Really Do Vote - A Lot.  The brutal truth is that illegal aliens vote, and in large numbers.  Voter fraud is not exclusive to illegal aliens.  There are also legal aliens (green card, H1B visas, tourist visa holders, etc.) who vote illegally.  And it's not just Latin Americans.  The non-citizen demographic includes South Asian tech workers, Irish overstays, West and Horn of Africa immigrants, and Asian students.  Then there are dual-state voters (college kids, snowbirds, transients), reincarnated voters, and un-purged voters long moved from their precincts.  While few cases are prosecuted, it's not because few crimes are committed.  Political pressure from Democrats and the cowardly establishment, open-borders Republicans, precludes rigorous enforcement.  The United States Attorney in Virginia refused to prosecute such cases in several Northern Virginia counties.  The Democratic Party Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Elections refused to release any information on illegal alien registrations.

Trump's radical immigration plan: Enforce the law.  There's one fundamental difference between the new White House and the old when it comes to immigration:  Barack Obama ordered his administration not to enforce a number of immigration laws.  Donald Trump has ordered his administration to enforce them.  Trump's two immigration executive orders, issued Wednesday, are long, far-reaching, and complicated.  But perhaps the most consequential passage in the two combined orders is a single sentence:  "The purpose of this order is to direct executive departments and agencies to employ all lawful means to enforce the immigration laws of the United States."  That is the heart of Trump's immigration strategy.

Obama's Open Borders Policy Undone:  Trump Reverses Course.  Moving swiftly to fulfill his campaign promise to get the nation's illegal immigration problem under control, President Donald Trump signed two executive orders on Jan. 25 that constitute an almost complete reversal of the Obama administration's nonenforcement and open borders policy.  From improving the physical barrier at our southern border to finally moving against sanctuary cities, these two executive orders put into effect a comprehensive program designed to secure our borders, implement interior enforcement, and reintegrate the assistance of state and local governments into federal efforts to enforce our immigration laws.  It has been a long time coming, but it seems to be finally happening:  The federal government is actually enforcing our immigration laws.

Survey: Most Mexico-Bound Cash Remittances Sent by Undocumented Workers.  Most of the billions of dollars in cash sent to Mexico by Mexicans living in the U.S. is transferred by "undocumented" workers, and the total was expected to top $26 billion in 2016, according to research by the Washington institute Inter-American Dialogue.  Mexico is the fourth largest recipient of all cash transfers — known as remittances — worldwide, according to the Congressional Research Service.  A survey by Inter-American Dialogue of remittances to Mexico found that a majority, 67 percent in 2013, were sent by "undocumented" individuals living in the U.S.

Undocumented immigrant rights activist loses her battle to avoid being deported.  An immigration rights activist whose own undocumented status was exposed by a drunken-driving arrest has lost her six-month legal battle to remain in the country.  Wendy Uruchi Contreras, a Virginia organizer for the immigrant rights group CASA, was deported to Spain Tuesday after last-ditch appeals were denied by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

Mexico threatens to take your ball and go home.  Mexico is America's third largest trading partner.  The United States last year bought $60 billion more from Mexico than it sold.  On top of that, Mexicans in America — both legal and illegal — sent home $25 billion in what are called remittances.  How much of this is welfare money (which includes food stamps and other handouts) is unknown.  Between trade and remittances, doing business with the United States represents one-quarter of the Mexican economy.  Mexico represents 1.4% of the U.S. economy.

Self-deportation begins:
Mexican Nationals Returning Home and Staying There Ahead of Trump.  Fearing stiffer immigration enforcement in the coming months, approximately half of the Mexican nationals who had traveled through this city on their way to their hometowns claim they will not be returning to the United States, city officials said.  In recent weeks, the Matamoros city government has been preparing logistical and security measures to accommodate not only the returning travelers, but also for a possible increase in deportations, said Matamoros Mayor Jesus "Chuchin" De La Garza.  According to De La Garza, at least 50 percent of the Paisanos who have crossed through the three international bridges in Matamoros have reported to authorities that they will not be returning to the U.S. and plan on seeking jobs in Mexico.

There's nothing more permanent than something that's supposed to be temporary.
New push for temporary amnesty emerges on Capitol Hill.  A bipartisan coalition on Capitol Hill introduced legislation Thursday [1/12/2017] to grant young adult illegal immigrants here under President Obama's 2012 amnesty a more permanent legal status, saying the bill will protect them from deportations while Congress works out a more permanent solution.  Dubbed the Bridge Act, the legislation is designed to forestall any quick moves toward deportation by a new administration under a President Trump.  The legislation is mostly symbolic, since it's certain not to become law before Mr. Trump takes office, and even after he's sworn in the bill is a long shot.

Get Ready for Passport "Globalization".  Over one billion people presently cross borders each year.  In addition, there are over 250 million people who are expatriates — living outside their home country.  These numbers are higher than ever before in history and growing.  As The Great Unravelling progresses, we will witness a dramatic increase in both statistics.  Along the way, we can expect the more restrictive governments, particularly those of the EU and US, to institute limitations on travel for their citizens, in order to keep them captive at home.  So, we can therefore anticipate changes in the issuance of passports.  There are two concepts afoot with regard to the future of passports, and they're direct opposites to each other.  The first is for a Global Passport, that all countries would issue and all would share computer information on all passport holders.  The other is a proliferation of passports created by an easing of citizenship requirements in small countries, resulting in each individual having the ability to possess several passports, thus diminishing his "ownership" by his home country.

Every 33 Seconds An Immigrant Is Added to US.  The United States' population will increase by one person every 17 seconds, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's population projections for the new year.  These stats come from projections that show there will be a new birth in the U.S. every eight seconds, a death every 11 seconds, and a new immigrant (legal or not) every 33 seconds.

Obama's 'Red Carpet': Feds Dump 40 Migrants at Texas Bus Stop.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents released a group of 40 women who illegally entered the United States from Central American countries at a bus station in south Texas.  The influx of women and children illegally crossing the border from Mexico has been increasing steadily over the past year.  The women from Central America were seen being dropped off Thursday night [12/29/2016] by ICE officials at the bus station in Laredo, Texas, KGNS reported.  The women were released with their personal belongings and a promise to appear before an immigration judge at some point in the future.

Fix Immigration.  It's What Voters Want.  Donald J. Trump smashed many orthodoxies on his way to victory, but immigration was the defining issue separating him from his primary opponents and Hillary Clinton.  President-elect Trump now has a clear mandate not only to stop illegal immigration, but also to finally cut the generation-long influx of low-skilled immigrants that undermines American workers.  Yet many powerful industries benefit from such immigration.  They're arguing that immigration controls are creating a low-skilled labor shortage.  "We're pretty much begging for workers," Tom Nassif, the chief executive of Western Growers, a trade organization that represents farmers, said on CNN.  A fast-food chain founder warned, "Our industry can't survive without Mexican workers."

Cotton: Trump earned 'clear mandate' to stop illegal immigration.  Sen. Tom Cotton argued Wednesday [11/28/2016] that President-elect Trump has a 'clear mandate' to weed out illegal immigration and reform a system to prioritize American workers over unskilled, foreign workers.  In an op-ed in The New York Times, Cotton pressed that a large part of Trump's victory in November was due to his stance on the issue.  "President-elect Trump now has a clear mandate not only to stop illegal immigration, but also to finally cut the generation-long influx of low-skilled immigrants that undermines American workers," Cotton said, arguing that the immigration system skews toward the rich and powerful and their ability to bring in cheap, migrant workers in order to drive down wages.

U.N. Goes All-In For Unlimited Migration.  The United Nations has cooked up a "New Urban Agenda" coming soon to a city near you.  It was unveiled this week in Quito, Ecuador, at the so-called Habitat III conference.  And part of the plan, enthusiastically embraced by Hillary Clinton, calls for unlimited migration across open borders.  Migrants displaced by war, failing economies or other hardships will be seen as having "rights" in nations other than their own.  Cities are seen as the key battlegrounds and the U.N. conference in Quito had a lot to say about how your city will be expected to embrace migrants of all types, from all regions of the world.

Migrants arriving at border soar 10-fold under Obama.  The number of migrants arriving at the U.S. border seeking asylum has soared dramatically in 2016 and is now about 10 times higher than it was in 2009, according to statistics from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  That's no coincidence, according to a new report by the Center for Immigration Studies, but a direct result of a policy change that came from President Obama's pen.  Asylum seekers must show a "credible fear" of returning to their home country for reasons of ethnic, religious or political persecution.  But what's changed is the way they are treated when they arrive at the U.S. border.

Report: Illegals taking 'middle or high skill jobs,' over 500,000 since 2009.  Some 60 percent of illegal immigrants who entered the United States with a college education are landing good jobs, countering the image that most end up in low wage, agriculture positions, according to a new report.  From 2009, about 504,000 of the educated illegal immigrants have taken "middle or high still jobs," positions that critics believe should go only to native born Americans or naturalized citizens.  The Migration Policy Institute said in a new report that "it is notable that 60 percent of unauthorized immigrants were working in middle or high skill jobs."

'Legacy': 10 Ways Barack Obama Broke the American System.  [#10] Executive action on immigration.  Obama abused prosecutorial discretion in 2012 in announcing "Deferred Action for Children of Americans" (DACA) in 2012, even after Congress declined to pass legislation on "Dreamers."  But the real offense came after the 2014 elections, when Obama defied the electorate and announced an "executive amnesty" — "Deferred Action for Parents of Americans" (DAPA) — that he himself said dozens of times was unconstitutional (he lost in the courts).

Obama: It's 'Inevitable' That America Is Getting 'Browner'.  President Obama declared America was getting "browner" and that such a thing was unavoidable in an NPR interview released Monday [12/19/2016].  Obama said, "With respect to how we deal with each other, the demographics of the country are going to change.  It's inevitable."

Obama And His Admission Of Treason.  A browner country is exactly what Gay Mulatto wanted.  It's why he refuses to close the border, why he won't enforce immigration laws, why he wanted to fast-track unconditional amnesty and give illegals the vote, and why he has spent years and political capital bum rushing Somalis into heartland America.  Make no mistake, this was Gay Mulatto's treasonous plan all along:  the dispossession and demographic displacement of White heritage America.  Open borders to the brown world was his biggest middle finger yet to the White lineage that he so despises in his own family tree.

Let 'em Move to Chappaqua: 2% of All Haitians Now In Mexico, Poised to Swarm Into U.S..  Over 150,000 Haitians have immigrated to the northern Mexican state of Baja California in the past eight months, with many hoping to reach the United States.  El Universal reported Monday [12/19/2016] that the equivalent of 1.5 percent of Haiti's population had immigrated to the Mexican state.  Haitians receive amnesty through Temporary Protected Status and thousands who have migrated to Mexico have hoped to take advantage of this benefit or receive asylum.

1,574 Per Day: Border Officials Struggle Under Increasing Wave of Illegal Migration.  About 1,574 — that's how many illegal aliens were apprehended at the U.S. Mexico border per day during the month of November, marking the fifth straight month of escalating illegal immigration into the southwest United States.  And now, in addition to the tens of thousands of illegals streaming in from Central America, officials are reporting increased waves of Cubans and Haitians crossing into the United States via Mexico.  CBP reported late last week that they'd caught a total of 47,214 illegal aliens at the border last month, up from the 46,191 they'd apprehended in October.

Attorney General shuts down Obama's plan to pardon thousands of illegal migrants.  THE US Attorney General has shut down any hope for a mass pardon of illegal immigrants in America before Donald Trump takes office.  Loretta Lynch shot down left-leaning hopes for a blanket clemency rule for thousands of illegal immigrants en masse.  The head of the Department of Justice, appointed by Barack Obama himself, told Politico that a last-minute mass pardon before the president left the Oval Office was impossible.

San Francisco Leftists Outraged and Fearful That Immigrants Are Taking Over Their Neighborhoods.  As long as Somali refugees and other Third World migrants are seeded into small cities in the Midwest, the lefty-loos of San Francisco are all for it.  But don't go sticking those dirty brown foreigners in their neighborhoods.

Attorney General shuts down Obama's plan to pardon thousands of illegal migrants.  The US Attorney General has shut down any hope for a mass pardon of illegal immigrants in America before Donald Trump takes office.  Loretta Lynch shot down left-leaning hopes for a blanket clemency rule for thousands of illegal immigrants en masse.  The head of the Department of Justice, appointed by Barack Obama himself, told Politico that a last-minute mass pardon before the president left the Oval Office was impossible.

DHS 'snafu' gives Illegal aliens green cards.  [T]hanks to the Obama administration's incompetence that's been observed repeatedly, upon taking office on Jan. 20, 2017, President Trump will face an immigration and homeland security behemoth gone berserk.  For example, a report released by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General admits that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services problems experienced in the agency's so-called Green Cards issuance program are far worse than originally believed.  The audit was conducted as a follow-up to a March 2016 report in which the DHS OIG revealed that the USCIS had sent hundreds of Green Cards to the wrong addresses.

Obama administration fails to check immigrants against FBI databases, approves citizenship.  Some 175 immigrants were approved for citizenship even though their names weren't properly run through the FBI's name-check databases, potentially missing red flags that may have disqualified them from naturalization, the Obama administration admitted this weekend.  Homeland Security officials blamed computer code for the problem, which affected about 15,000 applications in total.  The problem was significant enough that the government halted all naturalization ceremonies already in the pipeline and banned U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officers from approving new citizenship applications beginning on Nov. 29, when officials acknowledged the problem in an internal email that was later obtained by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte.

Chief Justice Roberts Uses Obama's Words Against Him on Immigration Case.  Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. prodded the Obama administration Monday to explain President Obama's immigration flip-flop, when Mr. Obama in 2014 reversed himself and decided he did, after all, have powers to grant a tentative amnesty to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants.  Mr. Obama had repeatedly denied he had that kind of power, then after the 2014 election, when Congress refused to act on his policies, the president claimed a do-over and said he did have the power.

Border Patrol agents warming burritos, babysitting for illegals, chief says.  Border Patrol agents have been reduced to "professional child care providers" for illegal immigrants, warming burritos and babysitting the families and unaccompanied children who are surging across the border at an increasing rate, the agents' frustrated chief told Congress on Wednesday.  Chief Mark Morgan, who was tapped to lead the agency in June, said he has had to pull hundreds of his agents from patrolling against drugs and illegal border crossers in Arizona and California and shipped them to Texas, where they would be manning what amounts to day care holding centers, stocking baby powder and placing requisition orders for baby wipes.

Feds halt new citizenship approvals after Obama admin's gaffe on background checks.  The government suspended naturalization ceremonies and banned officers from approving any new applications for citizenship earlier this week after realizing its background check system was broken and ineligible people may have been slipping through, a key congressman revealed Friday [12/2/2016].  House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, whose office was tipped off to the monumental error, said he was stunned by the problem — and also by the fact that the administration never bothered to inform him of it.  In the internal email Mr. Goodlatte obtained, the associate director at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ordered all officers "not to approve or oath any naturalization cases in ELIS," referring to the Electronic Immigration System that's the case management system for processing applications.

Illegal immigrant Dreamers get help from senators for full legal status.  After the White House ruled out a pardon for illegal immigrant Dreamers, a bipartisan group of senators vowed Thursday to write a bill next year granting them full legal status — though they will need to persuade a President Trump to back their effort.  Two veterans of the last major immigration fight, Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, and Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, said trying to deport some 740,000 illegal immigrant Dreamers would be inhumane.  They said they will try to have a bill written next week and ready to go in the new year, and perhaps pass it before the next Congress is sworn in and before Mr. Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration.

Hell on the border.  Barack Obama's legacy, intended or not, is the hell on the border that he invited and nurtures.  The crisis is darker than ever, and the Obama administration seems only to know how to make it worse.  The number of illegal aliens surging across the Rio Grande is growing by every day and night, and the Border Patrol is reduced in some places to minding day-care centers.  The United States is showing kindness and compassion, which is all to the good, to those who never felt it or saw it in their home countries.  It's taking a toll on American interests.  Mark Morgan, the chief of the Border Patrol, told Congress of his agents' frustrations on Wednesday [11/30/2016] in testimony to the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

U.S. Workplace English Rules Discriminatory, Foreign Language Demands Aren't.  Requiring employees in the United States to speak a foreign language is not discriminatory but forcing them to speak English violates federal law under a sweeping order issued by the Obama administration to crack down on "national origin discrimination" in the workplace.  The government's new enforcement guidelines state that bilingual requirements don't meet discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act but English-only rules do because they're restrictive language policies.  The administration asserts that the new rules, which cover a broad range of scenarios that could get employers in trouble, were created because the American workforce is "increasingly ethnically diverse."

Dreamers who signed up for deportation protection now feel exposed.  Hundreds of thousands of young immigrants living in the country illegally willingly came out of the shadows and identified themselves to the Obama administration on the promise that they'd be safe from deportation and allowed to work.  Some may now regret that decision.

White House shrugs off lack of Christian refugees, won't pardon illegals.  The Obama administration sees no problem with the low numbers of persecuted Christian refugees getting into the United States, and likely won't pardon the millions of illegals seeking protection from President-elect Donald Trump.  White House Domestic Policy Advisor Cecilia Muñoz said that a pardon won't give illegals the protection they really need, legal citizenship.  In an interview with the Center for Migration Studies, she said, "I know that people are hoping that pardon authority is a way to protect people.  It's ultimately not for a couple of reasons.  One is that pardon authority is generally designed for criminal violations, not civil, but also it doesn't confer legal status, only Congress can do that, and so ultimately it wouldn't protect a single person from deportation, so it's not an answer here," she said.

Department of Homeland Security Overwhelmed by Green Card Catastrophe.  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued thousands of duplicate green cards to immigrants, including many that include incorrect information and allow these individuals to stay longer than permitted in the United States, according to a new government oversight report that warns the Department of Homeland Security is incapable of tracking immigrants who may pose a security risk to the United States.  USCIS, which handles immigration cases and the distribution of green cards, was found to have produced at least 19,000 green cards during the past three years that were duplicates or contained incorrect information, according to a new report by the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general.

Illegals advised on how to escape deportation.  Mexico and three other Central American governments are scrambling to help citizens who are in the United States illegally avoid deportation under a Trump administration, warning them to avoid making "hasty" moves that might make them a target for ouster.  Foreign ministers of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras met this week to address concerns about President-elect Trump's plan to deport illegals, mostly those with criminal records.  Their goal:  Calm the fears of illegals, help them avoid deportation, and keep the flood of money they send home going.  Mexico and Guatemala announced plans to expand immigration services at their dozens of offices in the United States.

DHS loses thousands of 'Keys to the Kingdom'.  President-Elect Donald Trump's campaign promise to build a wall to separate the United States from Mexico resonated with many Americans and galvanized their support, which ultimately enabled him to win the election.  These voters want to prevent narcotics and illegal aliens and the criminals and terrorists among them from flowing freely into the United States. [...] While illegal immigration represents a huge multi-faceted challenge and, indeed threat, to America and Americans, the multiple failures of the legal immigration system is no less problematic.

Number of illegals in detention surges 20 percent as DHS vows to deport Haitians.  Homeland Security is holding some 41,000 illegal immigrants in detention right now, the department said Wednesday, as agents struggle to get control of a new surge across the border — including a wave of Haitian migrants that is testing the limits of immigration policy.

House Democrats Want Obama To Pardon Illegal Aliens.  Instead of worrying about the middle class, which, really, Democrats rarely do, they're more concerned with people who came to the country illegally, whether they were young or not, over the needs of American citizens.  Democrats do not care about the DREAMers per se, they just want their votes.

Why did Obama shut down a successful aerial surveillance program along the U.S.-Mexican border?  The move to terminate the project is in line with the Obama administration's lackadaisical approach to illegal immigration and serves to underscore attempts by the administration to make the transition more difficult for the President-elect.  In February 2016, the Obama administration cut funding to Operation Phalanx by 50 percent even though the project had been fully funded by Congress and was by all accounts, demonstrably successful.  But therein lies the problem.  Operation Phalanx may have been too successful for the administration's tastes.  According to Watchdog.org, in the Laredo sector alone, "Operation Phalanx accounted for 10,559 apprehensions and 4,007 'turnbacks' from March 2012 to December 2015.  Phalanx was credited with seizing 12,851 pounds of narcotics during the period."

With Malicious Intent — Obama's Homeland Security Shuts Down Aerial Surveillance of Southern Border.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security quietly shut down Operation Phalanx, an aerial surveillance program that intercepts drugs and illegal crossings along the Mexican border.  Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, vows to challenge DHS's move, saying Congress provided "full funding" for 2017.  Cuellar, a member of the House Appropriations Committee and the Homeland Security Subcommittee, is drafting a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson protesting the shutdown.

Obama 'opens borders' in his final weeks by 'quietly shutting down surveillance scheme'.  Barack Obama has been accused of "opening" America's borders in the final weeks of his presidency by "quietly" shutting down the national border surveillance programme.  The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Operation Phalanx, was launched in 2010 to supply the National Guard with resources to monitor illegal border crossings and drug smuggling operations.  But Obama closed the programme, despite being fully funded for another year, because of a major reduction in illegal crossings.

Obama shutting off aerial surveillance at border proves the need for border wall.  If you talk to a liberal about solutions for our porous border, they are willing to discuss everything but a fixed, border fence.  They'll filibuster the conversation with talk about aerial surveillance, more border agents, "virtual fencing," cameras, and sensors, etc.  But the minute the discussion turns to a physical barrier on the border, they clam up and adamantly oppose it.  Why the hatred for a physical fence?  For one thing, fences work.

7 things Sessions can do immediately to restore the rule of law at Justice.  [#6] Immediately seek deportation for all illegal re-entrants:  Deportations have become encumbered in a myriad of civil proceedings.  There is definitely a long-term need to tighten up some enforcement statutes.  But one low-hanging piece of fruit is for the DOJ to immediately seek expedited deportation for those who have re-entered illegally for a second time.  Illegal re-entry is automatically a criminal prosecution, not a civil case.  Moreover, many of the re-entrants are criminal aliens and should be immediately deported anyway.

How 65 countries have erected fences on their borders.  Globalisation was supposed to tear down barriers, but security fears and a widespread refusal to help migrants and refugees have fuelled a new spate of wall-building across the world, with a third of the world's countries constructing them along their borders.  When the Berlin Wall was torn down a quarter-century ago, there were 16 border fences around the world.  Today, there are 65 either completed or under construction, according to Quebec University expert Elisabeth Vallet.

Hidden Ipsos Poll:  Public Strongly Backs Donald Trump's Plan To 'Pause' Legal Immigration.  A just-released poll shows that Donald Trump's campaign-trail immigration and labor policies have overwhelming public support, and strong opposition from just one-sixth of voters.  The Ipsos poll shows that only about one-in-six Americans strongly oppose Trump's policies towards immigrant labor, repatriations, sanctuary cities, Islamic migrants, employer oversight and his ground-breaking proposal to reduce legal immigration.

Haitian illegal immigrants pouring into U.S., exploiting Obama policies.  Haitian illegal immigrants are pouring into the U.S. at a rate of some 3,000 a month, blazing new paths and exploiting special policies and lax Obama administration enforcement to gain a foothold in the country, according to a secret government intelligence assessment.  Thanks to advice from family members already in the U.S., new immigrants are spreading out across the border, testing crossings in Arizona and Texas where they have been told they will have an easier time getting through, analysts said in a Nov. 17 bulletin from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's office of intelligence, which The Washington Times reviewed.

Border bribery:  A year's salary in one day to let in drugs, illegals, terrorists.  Drug cartels and human trafficking operations south of the border have become so rich and brazen that they are bribing U.S. border agents a year's salary in just one day, according to a new report.  "Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson" on Sunday reports that bribery is so bad that U.S. Customs and Border Protection are instituting new hiring practices and the FBI has 22 Border Corruption Task Forces targeting corruption.

Obama halts amnesty push in court, bows to incoming Trump administration.  The administration has already taken the first step to accommodate President-elect Trump's positions, agreeing Friday to take a timeout on President Obama's push to kick-start his 2014 deportation amnesty.  In documents filed with a federal judge in Texas the Justice Department said that in light of the new management that will take over next year, the case should be suspended.

'If you don't like Trump, leave the country,' US judge tells new citizens.  A federal judge in San Antonio, Texas, told an audience during a citizenship ceremony that if they don't like President-elect Donald Trump, they should go to another country.  John Primomo, a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court in the Western District of Texas, was presiding over the ceremony on Thursday [11/17/2016].  He criticized Americans who have protested in the days after Trump won the elections, according to KHOU.

Federal judge: 'If you don't like [Trump], you should go to another country'.  Donald Trump's election looms over a U.S. citizenship ceremony in San Antonio, as the judge presiding over the ceremony says if you don't like that Trump will be president, go to another country.  "I can assure you that whether you voted for him or you did not vote for him, if you are a citizen of the United States, he is your president," Judge John Primomo said.  "He will be your president and if you do not like that, you need to go to another country."  The room at the Institute of Texan Cultures Thursday night was a melting pot, a collection of hopeful faces now bound together under one flag.  During the ceremony, the federal judge presiding over the ceremony talked about Donald Trump's election.

Obama ally Lindsey Graham vows to fight Trump on illegal amnesty repeal.  The South Carolina Republican, a stalwart proponent of the Gang of Eight amnesty bill, told reporters Tuesday [11/15/2016] that Trump ought to tread lightly around a full repeal of President Obama's illegal executive order on amnesty, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.  "Here is a problem that we have:  You've got about a million DREAM Act kids who came here as small children, lived here all their lives.  Now they have legal status by executive order," Graham told reporters, according to The Hill.  Obama's DACA order provides illegal residents who came to this country as minors temporary protection from deportation and work authorization, should they meet certain criteria.  President-elect Trump has called DACA an "illegal and unconstitutional" executive order and pledged to "cancel every unconstitutional, executive action, memorandum, and order issued by President Obama" within the first 100 days of his presidency.  Sen. Graham voiced his objection to any Trump plan that would deport non-violent illegal aliens.

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Senator Graham not only wants illegal aliens to stay here and feel welcome, he is legitimizing Barack H. Obama's blanket amnesty which was imposed by imperial fiat.

Why the Left and the Right should oppose government registries.  President Obama's 2012 DACA executive order granted a temporary renewable work permit and protection from deportation to some unlawful immigrants brought here as children.  About 665,000 signed up for it, allowing them to work legally for the first time in their lives.  The problem, however, is that this executive action could be overturned by the next president.  Trump has promised to do that on his first day.  Ending DACA is bad enough.  The bigger danger is that these unlawful immigrants had to give their names, addresses and other personal information to the federal government in order to obtain DACA in the first place.  The government will still have all of that identity information even if DACA is repealed.

Mexico instructs its embassy and consulates in the U.S. to increase measures to protect immigrants.  One week after Donald Trump's election as the next U.S. president, Mexico has issued a message of support for Mexican immigrants living in the United States:  "We are with you."  On Wednesday [11/16/2016], the Mexican government instructed its embassy and consulates in the U.S. to step up measures to protect Mexican immigrants.  The measures include a 24-hour hotline that will allow people to report harassment and immigration raids, as well as the expansion of deportation-defense work at 50 consulates.  "These are uncertain times," said Foreign Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu in an online video introducing the new measures.  "The government of President Enrique Peña Nieto and all Mexicans are with you.  We are going to be closer than ever."

Haitian migrants are released from crowded jails into the US as space inside detention centers runs out.  Haitian migrants have been released from crowded jails in Arizona and California as officials struggle to keep up with the number of those trying to enter the US illegally from Mexico.  They have been released on the condition that they agree to return to immigration court on a decided date and are allowed to live in society monitored by ankle tags until then.  An unnamed official said the immigrants are vetted before release to check for dangerous criminal backgrounds or other threats.  It comes after a surge in the number of Haitians attempting to enter the US this year.

Illegals demand Obama issue mass pardons amid Trump deportation fears.  Illegal immigrants are preparing to ask President Obama to pardon some 750,000 Dreamers, saying such a move is their last, best hope to stave off what they fear will be a wave of deportations once Donald Trump takes the Oval Office.  Community leaders have planned a rally in New York on Wednesday [11/16/2016] to make the request.  "Millions of law abiding undocumented immigrants are fearful of what will happen when the new Administration takes control in January," the group of New York state lawmakers and immigration advocates said in a statement announcing the rally.  "However, President Obama has the power of pardons that he can use to protect all DACA enrollees."

U.S. Open Border Policy Creates Crisis, Detention Centers Maxed Out as Numbers Climb.  After rolling out the welcome mat for central American illegal immigrants, the Obama administration is scrambling to halt the flow because government detention centers and charity shelters are overwhelmed with the bombardment of migrants.  In the fiscal year that ended in September, the U.S. Border Patrol detained 137,366 illegal aliens — women with children or minors — at the Mexican border who qualified to stay in the country under the president's humanitarian crisis measure.  That's an eye-popping 90% increase from 2015, according to government figures.

1.4 million Obama amnesty applicants on deportation hit list.  Some 1.4 million illegals who followed President Obama's request to sign up for two controversial amnesty programs could be among the first to face deportation under the new administration.  The reason:  In exchange for getting into the two programs, they handed over their identities, home addresses, and admitted to being in the United States illegally, making them the easiest to find and legally deport.

Top Trump immigration adviser predicts immediate change.  A key member of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team and a top adviser on matters involving immigration told FoxNews.com Monday the incoming administration will likely move to deport illegal immigrants upon arrest.  Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a key player in several high-profile immigration measures and court cases, advised Trump on immigration during his campaign and will likely have a key role in shaping the new president's policies.  Kobach said Trump is likely to scrap the Obama administration's approach of deporting only those who have been convicted, a policy he said releases dangerous people back into U.S. communities.

Democrat Luis Gutierrez Threatens War If Trump Enforces Immigration Law.  There have been a lot of crazy reactions from the democrats now that Donald Trump has won the presidency but none as insane as this one from US Representative Luis Gutierrez.  The [trash]-talking homeboy from Illinois is threatening to go to war with Trump, ICE, DHS, and the entire federal government if the next president dares to enforce our country's immigration laws by deporting illegal aliens.  Did I say insane?  I meant treasonous.

This SCOTUS Immigration Case Just Became Huge For Trump.  The stakes of an immigration case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court heightened with Donald Trump's election to the presidency last week.  The justices are scheduled to decide whether the federal government may hold illegal immigrants for periods longer than six months without a bond hearing on Nov. 30.

Trump Horrifies Liberals With Plans To Immediately Deport/Jail Up To 3 Million Illegals.  Leftists are trying to make a case that there aren't that many with criminal backgrounds, even when considering that crossing the border illegally is illegal.  They forget that roughly 40-45% of the illegals in the country overstayed their visas, which is even more criminal than those who jumped the border.  Regardless, this gives a good view into how Liberals will respond to the era of Trump, meaning meltdowns and severe opposition to everything he proposes, regardless of whether it is good policy or not.  Deporting those with criminal backgrounds?  How dare he!

Trump says he will 'immediately' deport two to three million illegal immigrants with criminal records.  President-elect Donald Trump has said he plans to deport two to three million undocumented immigrants with criminal records from the country immediately — and has insisted that he will build his wall.  In his first extensive interview since he won the White House, Trump is reassuring his supporters that he will deport or incarcerate up to three million 'gang members' and 'drug dealers.'

Trump: Criminals will be deported first.  Donald Trump will begin tackling the issue of illegal immigration by rounding up and deporting undocumented immigrants with criminal records, a group that he estimates at 2 million to 3 million people, the president-elect said in an interview to air Sunday night.  "What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably 2 million, it could be even 3 million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate," he said in the interview, to air on "60 Minutes" on CBS.  "But we're getting them out of our country; they're here illegally."

Trump re-affirms plan to immediately deport 2 to 3 million illegal aliens.  President-elect Donald Trump said that he will incarcerate or deport up to three million illegal aliens upon taking office in January.  In a Sunday [11/13/2016] interview, Trump told "60 Minutes" that he is going to "get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably two million, it could be even three million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate."

ACLU Threatens to Sue Donald Trump for Deporting Illegal Aliens.  The American Civil Liberties Union sure didn't [care] when Hillary Clinton was promising to abolish the 2nd Amendment and confiscate guns, but boy are they on Donald Trump's [case] because he intends to enforce the law.  The faux civil rights [group] issued a threat to the president-elect because, among other things, he plans to deport illegal aliens, which the ACLU claims is unconstitutional.  The ACLU wasted no time in telling the newly elected Trump that they would "see him in court" if he does any of the things he campaigned on: [...] Illegal aliens have no right to be in this country nor do they have any right to not be deported.  No one, and that includes Muslims, has a right to enter our country; that is a privilege.

Migrant Surge Forces Border Patrol to Deploy More Agents in Texas.  The U.S. Border Patrol will deploy additional agents to the Rio Grande Valley Sector in South Texas in response to the surge of illegal immigrants crossing the border.  Agents in the sector have seen a massive surge in the numbers of Family Unit Aliens (FMUA) and Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) in the past two months.  On Friday, Breitbart Texas reported a 37 percent increase in FMUA apprehensions in October.  That same month saw a 19 percent increase in UAC apprehensions.

Limbaugh Predicts Millions Of Illegal Aliens Will Be Found To Have Voted.  ["]You know what they're gonna find?  I will predict that before this is all said and done, a lot of illegal aliens will be found to have voted, in the millions.  You wait.  Let me rephrase it.  I won't be surprised if this happens, and it will be enough to blow apart whatever theory these people have that Hillary won the popular vote, because you'll have to take those illegal votes out, and when that happens, she will not have won anything.["]

Louie Gohmert — "Oh Yeah, The Wall Will Be Built.  The Money Is Already There".  What Louie Gohmert outlines in this interview is transparently obvious.  Most Americans have no idea how much is already appropriated and spent on silliness as it relates to the southern border.  Here's one example from 2015 [...] $360,000,000 spent on a drone program that doesn't work.

Obama Will Hand Massive List Of Illegal Immigrants To Trump, Complete With Addresses.  Over the last four years, Obama launched two efforts to effectively block the deportation of certain illegal immigrants.  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), begun in 2012, blocked deportation for so-called "dreamers," who arrived in the U.S. illegally as children.  Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), started in 2014, blocked the deportation of adults who had American citizen children.  DAPA was largely invalidated by federal court rulings, but DACA is still in place for the time being.  More than 1.4 million people applied for DACA, and an unknown additional amount for DAPA, and both required providing the government their name and home address.  At the time, the government pledged that all information provided would be hidden from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforcers, but there is no legal guarantee to ensure that remains the case forever.

Trump might not need to build that wall after all:  Illegals say they've given up trying to cross since he won the election.  When would-be immigrants Bernardino and Samuel got word in Mexico of the election of Donald Trump, they immediately gave up their plans to cross illegally into the United States.  The rhetoric that originally fueled the billionaire populist's rise to power was built around his ambitious promises to deport the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US and to build a 'big, beautiful, powerful wall' along the border with Mexico.  Now, with the New York Republican's stunning victory Tuesday, fear and uncertainty are surging among undocumented immigrants.

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Illegal immigrants should live in "fear and uncertainty" because they're here illegally. If the illegal immigrants are momentarily disheartened, that's great.  But building the Great Wall is still necessary in the event of another open-borders Democrat in the White House.

'Unwavering strength': Alabama immigrants, advocates vow to fight Trump policies.  [Scroll down past sob story]  Immigrants and their advocates across the United States were stunned by the election of Donald Trump as America's 45th president Tuesday, a development that many people believe poses an existential threat to the nation's ranks of undocumented immigrants.  But in Alabama, representatives of pro-immigrant groups say that they and even some of the undocumented immigrants they work with are not as concerned as some of their counterparts in other states.

1.4 million Obama amnesty applicants on deportation hit list.  Some 1.4 million illegals who followed President Obama's request to sign up for two controversial amnesty programs could be among the first to face deportation under the new administration.  The reason:  In exchange for getting into the two programs, they handed over their identities, home addresses, and admitted to being in the United States illegally, making them the easiest to find and legally deport.

Illegal immigrants vow to defy Trump, call on Obama to halt deportations.  Advocates for illegal immigrants sounded the alarm Wednesday morning [11/9/2016] as Donald Trump was poised to claim the White House, vowing to resist an expected crackdown and calling on localities to declare themselves sanctuary cities, resisting the federal government.  They also demanded President Obama halt all deportations for the rest of his tenure.

Virginia Dem Suggests 'ID Document' for Illegal Immigrants to Show They're 'Not Breaking Any Laws'.  Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) said he would support legislation to simplify the immigration visa system if both parties cannot come to an agreement on a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.  "Absolutely, as we make sure that people are properly vetted for Homeland Security purposes.  But, yeah, even the path to citizenship, there's much we can do before that — letting people get driver's licenses, making sure people are paying taxes — those aren't necessarily citizenship but it takes them out of the shadows, takes the families away from fear," he told PJM at the Virginia Democrats' election results event in the Beltway on Tuesday evening [1/8/2016].

Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of 20 Illegal Aliens.  The rescue occurred when a United States citizen, driving a commercial moving truck, was pulled over by HCSO deputies near San Manuel, Texas.  As the deputies made contact with the driver, a Border Patrol unit was requested to assist.  Agents arrived and observed suspicious indicators on the trailer which led to the discovery of twenty immigrants trapped in the locked cargo.

Tim Kaine Cheers End of White Majority in Spanish Address.  During an Arizona speech delivered in Spanish, Sen. Tim Kaine cheered the demographic transformation of the United States caused by the nation's federal immigration policies, telling his Latino audience on Thursday [11/3/2016], "You are the future of America."  "By 2050, communities of color will represent the majority of our population," Kaine said.  "So, of course, Latinos will help shape the future of America because you are the future of America."

CA Attorney General:  Use Of Term 'Illegal Alien' Is Offensive, Must Stop Treating 'Undocumented' As Criminals.  This is the chief law enforcement officer in California.

Final Warning from Immigration Officers:  Clinton, Open Borders Will 'Unleash' Violence, 'Countless Preventable Deaths' in America.  In a final warning to the American people ahead of Tuesday's election, the nation's frontline immigration officers are calling upon voters to reject Hillary Clinton and her "radical" open borders vision that will "unleash" violence in American communities and "cause countless preventable deaths."  Although the nation's border emergency goes virtually unreported by "corporate-funded media," Clinton's immigration policies would greatly exacerbate the crisis, the officers warn in a statement written by the president of the National ICE Council, which represents the nation's roughly 5,000 frontline ICE officers, agents, and personnel.

Rutgers student newspaper fires columnist for attempting to write 'illegal immigrant'.  The campus newspaper at Rutgers University fired a student columnist after he confronted editors who would not let him use the phrase "illegal immigrant" in a piece about illegal immigration.  The term does not actually appear in the final Daily Targum column written by Aviv Khavich, a sophomore engineering student at the New Jersey university.  An editor changed every mention of the highly politicized phrase to "undocumented alien" or "undocumented immigrant" without the author's approval.  The column is titled — ironically, it turns out — "Enforcement of law is not anti-immigrant."

Top Radio Host Michael Savage:  "We're Being Invaded Right Now".  Not all invasions are hot — not all invaders come with guns and bombs. And Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and other Western leaders are "invading their own countries," says radio host Michael Savage, using a foreign army introduced under the banner of "immigration," "illegal migration" and "refugee status."

Feds eye Ohio prison for housing Haitian illegal immigrants.  Haitians crossing illegally into the U.S. via the Mexican border could wind up in an Ohio prison under a federal plan to accommodate them pending immigration hearings.  The Department of Homeland Security is negotiating with the operators of the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center to lease space to house an anticipated influx of Haitian illegal immigrants, according to the Wall Street Journal.  Officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a division of DHS, expect thousands from the impoverished island nation to cross across the U.S.'s southwestern border from Mexico.  The proposed use of the prison, which is operated by private company CoreCivic, has met opposition in the Buckeye State.

Undocumented America:  The Truth of Illegal Immigration.  Roughly 11 million people currently live in the United States illegally, according to the Pew Research Center.  Between 33 and 50 percent do so by overstaying their visas.  However, both the number of apprehensions and the total number of undocumented migrants in the United States have fallen significantly since 2014, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  The reason for this drop-off can be attributed to the state of the American economy, Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda, director of the North American integration and development center, and professor at UCLA, told FOXBusiness.com.  "I mean, you can literally set your clock to this," said Ojeda.  "As the unemployment rate declines, that's exactly when you start seeing the kids coming back to the border.  Why?  Because their parents now have a job and more money."

Soros Spends Millions to Unseat Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  Sheriff [Joe] Arpaio has spent the majority of his 23 years in office in the spotlight for his strong, conservative practices.  Much of the heat he has taken has been over his stance on illegal immigration.  Arpaio began focusing on the myriad legal problems associated with illegal immigrants in 2005.  Since then, his office has run a large number of operations investigating and raiding businesses in Maricopa County that employ illegals, and has arrested those illegals, charging them with identity theft.  Arpaio's office also conducts sweeps and raids of day-labor sites.  He boasts a tremendous success rate in nearly 60 raids, with 100 percent of the people arrested for using stolen identity cards being proven to be illegal immigrants.  The philosophy behind Arpaio's law-enforcement efforts is simple:  Since a disproportionate percentage of crime is committed by illegals, arresting them for using stolen identities (which they do to appear legal) before they commit other crimes reduces overall crime and serves the public interest.  In a press conference after ramping up his efforts to protect the border in 2007, Arpaio said, "Ours is an operation where we want to go after illegals, not the crime first," adding, "It's a pure program.  You go after them, and you lock them up."

Unseen overflow of immigrants; Local respite center sees 300 percent increase in October.  Oscar Villarreal fled El Salvador after gang members demanded a monthly payment in exchange for the lives of his two children.  "I couldn't pay what they were asking, so we just packed up and left," Villarreal said in Spanish on Thursday [11/3/2016] outside the Humanitarian Respite Center at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. [...] Families like Villarreal's have been flooding the center in record numbers over the last few months, but October has been the busiest since the center opened in June 2014, with more than 5,600 immigrants processed.  Nearly half of them had to be housed overnight, which puts an extra strain on the resources of everyone involved in this humanitarian effort.

Days Before Election Border Patrol Union Drops Bombshell, Sends Dems Into Panic.  Border Patrol agents who spoke exclusively to Breitbart Texas made it clear that information is being withheld from the public because of the negative impact it would surely have on the Democrats, particularly Hillary Clinton, in the upcoming 2016 elections. [...] "We are at breaking point," Judd said.  "We have the highest number of illegal aliens in custody in history in Border Patrol's RGV Sector and this information has been kept from the American public."  "The talk of amnesty has once again created pull factors and encouraged people from all over the world to cross Mexico and then cross our porous southern border to illegally enter the U.S.  We are simply overwhelmed," he added.

Sessions: 'Critical alert,' 817,740 illegals crossed last year.  In a bid to put the issue of illegal immigration back into the presidential debate, outspoken critic Sen. Jeff Sessions on Monday [10/31/2016] issued a "Critical Alert" warning of a potentially historic surge of [immigrants] over the border.  "We are simply overwhelmed," his statement said.  In it he estimated the Fiscal Year 2016 illegal crossings at 817,740.

Obama Admin. Uses Hurricane Matthew to Grant Amnesty to Illegal Aliens.  A new alert by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced this month that the Obama administration would grant work permits to illegal aliens who were affected by the hurricane and would assist those who missed their deportation hearings.  Hurricane Matthew devastated the eastern coastline from Florida to Virginia, which would mean that any illegal aliens who were in this region could take advantage of these "immigration relief" measures.  According to the announcement USCIS would offer a "change of nonimmigrant status or extension of nonimmigrant stay for an individual currently in the United States," essentially giving work permits and amnesty to the illegal aliens in the region that was hit by the hurricane.

Mexico on Alert over Arrival of 50,000 Haitian Immigrants on Journey to U.S..  Nearly 50,000 Haitian immigrants have been stranded in Brazil, and in the coming months will pass through Mexico in order to reach the United States.  President of Mexico's National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH) Luis Raul Gonzalez said that the flow of Haitian immigrants to Mexico has become an issue over recent months as the increase has accelerated.

They're with her:  Illegal immigrants go door-to-door on behalf of Hillary.  In 2012 the Obama Administration granted temporary legal status to close to 750,000 illegal immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.Now they are going door-to-door campaigning on behalf of Hillary Clinton and other Democrats.

ACLU Sues NJ Schools For Allegedly Discriminating Against Illegal Immigrants.  The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey is suing five public school systems in the state for what is says is unlawful discrimination against illegal immigrants.  According to the ACLU, the school systems — four public school districts and one charter school — have put up unwarranted hurdles to enrollment for illegal immigrants and the children of illegal immigrants.  The source of the discrimination, the ACLU says, is the fact that all five school systems require parents to provide either a state ID or driver's license — documents not issued to illegal immigrants — to enroll their children.

Hillary Clinton embraces George Soros' 'radical' vision of open-border world.  Hillary Clinton has aligned herself closely with a vision for America laid out by her benefactor — left-wing financier George Soros, who talks of "international governance," more open borders, increased Muslim immigration and diminished U.S. global power.  The phrase "American exceptionalism" is not part of his agenda.  He wrote in 1998:  "The sovereignty of states must be subordinated to international law and international institutions."  "We need some global system of political decision-making.  In short, we need a global society to support our global economy," Mr. Soros wrote.

The stuff Hillary's Dreams Are Made Of.  Courtesy of what should be an explosive WikiLeaks disclosure we finally know Hillary Clinton's fondest dream:  An America without borders.  It was an amazing confession by Clinton to Brazilian bankers of what the Left desperately longs for but avoids saying in public.  If this huge gaffe had received a fraction of the media attention it merits, Clinton's campaign might be over. [...] It goes without saying that America's Goebbels media has made no mention of this revelation — potentially the most momentous to date from Wikileaks.  So, if the electorate is going to learn about Clinton's astounding dream of America's dissolution, Trump's campaign will have to hit her gaffe hard, plain and often.  The words are out of her mouth — Clinton will never again be able to credibly claim any intention to secure the nation's borders or to stop or even reduce the massive illegal invasion of America that will be the enduring legacy of the Obama years.  No prior major party candidate for the American presidency has come close to expressing the goal of abolishing America's borders, more a nightmare than a dream to the overwhelming majority of Americans, 83%, according to Pew Research.

Nearly 1 million illegal aliens crossed border in 2016.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security released data Monday [10/17/2016] showing illegal immigration spiked 23 percent in the fiscal year leading up to the November election, but that was only part of the story.  The DHS report said 408,870 illegal aliens were apprehended at the southern border in fiscal 2016, up 23 percent from 2015.  That in itself was shocking, since Democrats have always maintained that deportations have increased under Obama and the hullabaloo over "illegals" was a fiction meant to stir up the Republican base.

You Knew It Was Coming:  Hurricane Matthew Amnesty.  Never missing an opportunity to offer illegal immigrants reprieve, the Obama administration has repeatedly used inclement weather, a virus, natural disasters and tainted water in a U.S. city to extend the perk in the last few years.  This month the administration announced yet another special amnesty for victims of Hurricane Matthew. [...] The government is calling it "immigration relief" that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances, including natural disasters such as Hurricane Matthew.  Among the relief measures that will be available are work permits, "change of nonimmigrant status or extension of nonimmigrant stay" for those in the U.S. illegally and forgiveness for immigrants who blew off deportation court hearings.

Nearly 65 Million U.S. Residents Spoke a Foreign Language at Home in 2015.  In 2015, a record 64.7 million U.S. residents (native-born, legal immigrants, and illegal immigrants) age five and older spoke a language other than English at home.  The number has more than doubled since 1990, when 31.8 million spoke a language other than English.  Taking a longer view, the 64.7 million foreign-language speakers in 2015 is almost triple the number in 1980.  As a share of the population, 21.5 percent of U.S. residents speak a foreign language at home — nearly double the 11 percent in 1980.

Clinton-Dem Dark Arts Operatives Explain How They're Rigging Our Elections.  Project Veritas' undercover journalists caught top Clintonite-Democrat operatives admitting step-by-step how they commit mass voter fraud — including by working with illegal alien activist "dreamers."  This video proves Donald Trump is one-hundred percent right when he says our elections are being "rigged."

Key House Democrats Plotting 2017 Amnesty Push.  Two of the biggest proponents for open borders in the House of Representatives are already plotting an amnesty push for 2017.  According to a senior Democratic aide, Reps.  Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) — who is currently the ranking member on the House Judiciary immigration subcommittee — and Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) have held "preliminary discussions" about crafting new "comprehensive" immigration reform legislation.  While these pro-amnesty Members of Congress have not yet released specifics, the bill is expected to contain mass amnesty and significant increases to legal immigration similar to the rejected Gang of Eight bill from the 113th Congress.

Hillary Clinton to Goldman Sachs:  Americans Who Want to Limit Immigration Are 'Fundamentally UnAmerican'.  Hillary Clinton told Goldman Sachs executives that Americans who want to limit immigration are "fundamentally un-American," according to the leaked transcript of her private October 2013 speech made public by WikiLeaks.  Clinton's statement is significant because it suggests that, according to polling data, Clinton views an overwhelming majority of the American electorate to be "fundamentally un-American."  According to data from Pew Research Center, 83% of the American electorate would like to see immigration levels frozen or reduced.

DHS Orders Border Agents to Give Haitians, Africans, Russians, Armenians Asylum Via Mexico.  Throngs of Haitians, Africans, Russians, Armenians and Guatemalans are being admitted into the United States via the Mexican border with virtually no vetting for security or health risks, high level Homeland Security officials told Judicial Watch this week.  Overwhelmed and understaffed border agents are bombarded daily with an onslaught of immigrants from these countries and have been ordered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to process them as refugees with "credible fear."  Most are camping out in Mexican border towns and going "port shopping" before gaining entry to the U.S., according to federal officials whose identities must be kept anonymous because they fear retaliation.  The ports "are unlike anything I've ever seen," said Patricia Cramer, a veteran border agent who serves as president of the U.S. Customs employee union in the Tucson, Arizona sector.

The Most Explosive WikiLeaks Clinton Revelations (So Far).  [#1] Clinton dreams of a world with "open trade and open borders":  Every American should understand that Democrats, and plenty of Republicans, are fighting an all-out war against national sovereignty.  Sure, Democrats want new voters, and Republican interests want cheap labor, but they also share a mutual desire to increase the distance between the Ruling Class and voters.  In the globalist future, political and business titans will stand atop the world, without having to worry about fulfilling annoying duties to grubby little voters with nostalgic memories of the days when American politicians served America's interests.  Globalism means you'll never be able to vote against anything.

Tijuana taco stand updates menu to accommodate surge of Haitian immigrants.  As thousands of Haitians have arrived in Tijuana in recent months, stranded and hoping for asylum into the U.S., one thing bringing them together with locals is a love of good food.  Shelters around the city estimate that about 2,000 Haitians are currently being housed.  A month ago, Fausta Rosal'a, the owner of Loncher'a Dulce, a Mexican food stand, located inside an auto-shop on Calle Ocampo, was approached by five Haitian immigrant women hoping to find something to eat that might remind them of home — traditional tacos, quesadillas, and tostilocos were not going to cut it.

Will Hillary explain her dream of 'open borders'?  "My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open