Immigration Issues - Overflow Page

Note:  This is the archive page that contains information from around April 2021 and earlier.  The most recent news and commentary about immigration can be found on this page.  Updates to this page are unlikely.

This is an original compilation, Copyright © 2022 by Andrew K. Dart

Biden Border Policy Goes South.  When the inevitable assessments of President Biden's first 100 days in office begin to appear, his precipitous actions pursuant to illegal immigration at the southern border will be judged by most honest observers to have been his worst blunder.  That is certainly the perspective of the majority of Americans, according to three recent public opinion surveys.  An NPR/Marist poll, for example, found that 53 percent of respondents disapproved of Biden's handling of immigration.  An ABC News/Ipsos poll found that 57 percent were dissatisfied with his management of the situation, particularly as it affects unaccompanied minors.  An AP/NORC poll found that 55 percent were unhappy with Biden's performance on border security.

Republican House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy demands Kamala Harris attend FBI briefing on border crisis after two Yemeni men on the watchlist and a MS-13 member were caught crossing into the US.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy wants Vice President Kamala Harris to address the capture of two Yemeni nationals on the terror watchlist who crossed into the U.S. from Mexico.  McCarthy told Fox News that he requested a classified briefing from the FBI and CIA on the matter and said Harris should attend.  'I know she hasn't been to the border,' McCarthy told Fox.  'I don't know if she's ever been briefing on this, but I think it'd be important that all leaders, because this isn't about Republican or Democrat, this is about the security of our nation.  And everybody should be making sure our nation is secure.'

Deputy Border Patrol Chief: 'Way Over 100,000 People' 'Have Gotten Away from Us This Year'.  On Monday's [4/5/2021] broadcast of the Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom," Deputy Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz stated that "way over 100,000 people" have gotten away from the Border Patrol so far this year.  Ortiz said, [relevant remarks begin around 3:30] "We have technology and we have some resources out there that give us an estimate of how many people are actually getting away from us and we continue to try and refine and have as much confidence in that statistic as we can.  But I can tell you that, so far, it's been way over 100,000 people that have gotten away from us this year.  But the Border Patrol agents, as well as our law enforcement partners, are doing everything we can.  Our resources are just stretched awfully thin right now."  [Video clip]

Joe Biden Gets Devastating News From New Poll Over His Handling Of The Border Crisis.  A new poll reveals that a majority of Americans disapprove of Joe Biden's immigration policies and handling of the U.S.-Mexico border crisis.  According to an AP-NORC poll, 56 percent of people disapprove of Biden's stance on immigration, with 55 percent disapproving on the current border situation — the two worst readings of the issues included.  The poll found that helping migrant children at the border is among Americans' highest immigration priorities.  Almost 50% say providing safe treatment of unaccompanied children when they are apprehended should be a high priority, and 65% say the same about reuniting families separated at the border.  The border crisis created by the Biden administration is about to get a lot worse in the coming months.

Biden administration 'pleads with NASA to get their employees to volunteer' at overcrowded border facilities.  NASA has sent their employees an email asking if they would volunteer at Joe Biden's overcrowded camps for migrants crossing the border.  In an email obtained by The Intercept's Ken Klippenstein, the space agency said the Department of Health and Human Services was looking for people to put themselves for 120 days of work to help unaccompanied kids coming from Mexico.  Several other agencies are believed to have received similar requests. has reached out to Health and Human Services for comment.

California's migrant mess.  California, epicenter of the nation's illegal immigrant population and the first sanctuary state, hasn't seen its borders overrun due to the nearly complete border wall.  The state's economy had already been smothered by extended COVID-19 lockdowns, businesses fleeing to other states, and children kept home and out of school.  But relief was short-lived.  San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria, County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, all Democrats, worked out a plan to bring 1,450 minor girls to the San Diego Convention Center as a way to ease conditions in Texas.  More than 500 girls are now on-site, with the rest to arrive shortly.  And 70 brought COVID-19 with them.

People smugglers are using Facebook to promote '100% safe' journeys across the US border.  Human smuggling networks have been hawking their services on Facebook, guaranteeing illegal entry to America for Central American migrants, including unaccompanied children.  The smugglers, NBC News reported, are charging $8,000 for the '100 percent' safe voyage which includes a perilous passage through the U.S.-Mexico border that has claimed the lives of many.  The since-deleted messages were posted on public Facebook pages, some which were named 'Migrants from Various Countries in Mexico' and 'Migrants in the Mexico-U.S.A. Border Awaiting Hearing.'

On the front lines of the border crisis.  The sleepy-looking downtown of McAllen would give passersby no reason to believe it is the epicenter of a border surge that threatens to consume the Biden administration's first months.  A large converted nightclub space with blacked-out windows has been transformed into a resting spot for migrant families, 600 of which are released to the Catholic Charities organization every day.  An armed security guard stands at the front doors, which are locked for the safety of the masses inside.  Conditions back home in northern Central American countries have prompted multiple migration surges over the past decade.  And while the U.S. government was hyperfocused on it under the Obama and Trump administrations, Sister Norma Seni Pimentel, executive director of the Catholic Charities humanitarian respite center, said they failed to address the push factors sufficiently.  As a result, smugglers are still easily able to entice the vulnerable into taking on debts in the thousands in return for getting them to America.

Joe Biden's border crisis.  Democrats and the liberal media are policing the words we should use to describe the absolute catastrophe we're witnessing each day at the southern border.  They don't like "crisis" or "surge."  So, let us propose this description: Joe Biden's fault.  Biden came into office with a gift.  The previous administration labored ceaselessly and effectively to prevent the precise problem that we're now seeing.  Former President Donald Trump and his White House worked with the governments of Mexico and Central America to stem the endless tide of migrants making their way to southern Texas seeking asylum.  True, Trump took a heavy-handed approach, cutting some foreign aid to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador with hopes that it would spur them to action.  He also put pressure on Mexico to keep migrants on their side of our shared border, where they would have to wait for their case to be adjudicated, which could take months, or simply return home.

Barrasso says Biden administration is 'trying to hide' border crisis as migrants are crammed in facilities 'like sardines'.  Republican Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso slammed the Biden administration for what he described as cramming unaccompanied minors "like sardines" in facilities and "trying to hide" the crisis at the border from the public.  "This is both a humanitarian crisis and a national security crisis," Barrasso told Fox News's Maria Bartiromo on Sunday.  "You may have seen the numbers today are the highest in history of unaccompanied minors currently in captivity.  They are crammed in like sardines.  And this is what the Biden administration is trying to hide from the American public."  Barrasso was among the group of Republican senators who visited the border at the end of March and recalled how he and other lawmakers were told to delete photos they took of the facilities.

Sen. Barrasso says he was told to delete photos of border facilities.  Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, the third-ranking Republican in the Senate, on Sunday [4/4/2021] said he was told to delete photos of migrant facilities at the border — as he claimed children are being packed "like sardines" inside.  "This is both a humanitarian crisis and a national security crisis," Barrasso said during an interview on Fox News.  Barrasso said on "Sunday Morning Futures" that GOP senators were told by officials to delete photos they took of the facilities during a recent visit to the US-Mexico border.  "We were told to delete the pictures," he said.  "No one did.  You've seen the video coming out of all of these kids crammed together under the foil blankets, huddling together."

Report: Biden Administration Busing 'Thousands' of Illegals Aliens to Red States to Get Permanent Status.  Biden's border crisis is spreading nationwide, according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies.  The new administration is pursuing an immigration policy dubbed "catch-and-bus" with the aim of establishing undocumented immigrants in states in the interior of the United States.  The Biden "smuggling routes" have gone largely unreported by media outlets that are fixated on the disastrous border crisis, where children are being kept in unsanitary conditions within detention facilities that violate COVID protocols.  According to an original investigation by CIS, a veritable "conveyor belt" of busesfrom Texas, Arizona and California are transporting "thousands" of undocumented immigrants into America's heartland.

Border Patrol Is So Overwhelmed That Nearly 1000 Migrants A Day Are Crossing Unpursued.  U.S. Border Patrol agents are letting nearly 1,000 illegal aliens cross the border every day unpursued because they are focused on tending to the overwhelming number of unaccompanied minors and migrant families flooding holding centers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials told the Washington Post on Friday [4/2/2021].  Instead of focusing on the surging number of "got aways" crossing the border without being apprehended or tracked, border patrol agents are preoccupied tending to the record number of migrants in custody due to President Joe Biden's refusal to send some illegal aliens back to their home country.

Mark Levin: Dems are using immigrants, border chaos to usher in 'one-party rule'.  Chaos ravages our southern border.  Inhumane conditions abound as wave after wave of immigrants are packed into holding facilities.  Overwhelmed, the Border Patrol is at a breaking point, said Mark Levin on the latest episode of "LevinTV."  Levin believes this is precisely what the Democrats have planned for years.  After all, amnesty plus citizenship equals Democrat voters.  And unless something is done, this surge of illegal immigration will set the stage for a permanent one-party rule by the Democrats right here in America.  [Video clip]

Psaki Dodges Question About Smugglers Throwing Small Children Over Border Wall.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki dodged a question on Thursday [4/1/2021] about smugglers throwing small children over the southern border wall, and instead shifted attention to the reporter's motivation for asking the question.  "And then, on immigration, has the White House considered beefing up border security now that there is video of a three-year-old and a five-year-old being thrown over the wall in New Mexico?" Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked.  Psaki said that the administration has "spoken out about our concerns" regarding what the smugglers are doing.  "Yes, but they still got close enough — as you guys are talking about addressing root causes in the region — for a smuggler to throw them over a wall into the desert," Doocy said.  "And I'm just curious what the White House is doing to stop that from happening?["]  "And are you concerned more about the kids' safety or are you concerned about kids getting in?" Psaki asked.  "Or tell me more about your concern here."

The Editor says...
The answer to your question depends on what your concern is.  Brilliant.

Border Crossings Reached Highest Level in 15 Years Last Month:  Report.  Apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border reached a 15-year high in March, with Border Patrol agents taking more than 171,000 migrants into custody, according to a new report.  The figure represents a sharp increase from the 78,442 migrants apprehended in January, according to preliminary U.S. Customs and Border Protection data published by the Washington Post, as the Biden administration struggles to get a handle on the influx of migrants — especially unaccompanied minors — attempting to enter the country.

Big Media's Coverage of Trump's Versus Biden's Border Crisis — More Evidence the Media in the US Is Biased and Dishonest.  The media in the US is perhaps the most corrupt and dishonest group of people in the world today.  They are one-sided and severely biased.  Their actions during the 2020 Election were repulsive and they are again showing their real colors in the way they are reporting Biden's self-made crisis at the border.  Newsbusters released a video showing the differences between how the biased and sick media in the US reported immigrants at the border under President Trump and today under Biden.  The differences are disgusting (not shocking since we are well aware of the media's bias):  [Video clip]

State Finalizing Plan to Immediately Give Illegal Immigrants Checks of Over $20,000.  Democrats in New York are working on creating a fund that would give some illegal aliens and ex-convicts more than $27,000 apiece in direct payments for financial hardships related to the coronavirus pandemic.  Politico reported Tuesday [3/30/2021] that Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office is in talks with state lawmakers to create something called the Excluded Workers Fund, which would offer direct payments to "undocumented immigrants and formerly incarcerated individuals" who missed out on work opportunities amid the pandemic.  "Right now discussions are around eligibility and access," Democratic state Sen. Jessica Ramos told the outlet.

UN 'Migration Networks' to Facilitate Migration Stir Concern.  The United Nations' role in immigration policy is growing worldwide with the establishment of a UN "Network for Migration" in dozens of countries to facilitate large migratory flows, sparking alarm among American border-security advocates already concerned about mass migration and the escalating crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.  The UN networks, which are led by a coalition of UN agencies, exist to support the implementation of the controversial "Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration" (GCM) adopted by the UN and over 150 of its member states in December of 2018.  Among other goals, the global agreement aims to facilitate the expansion of what the UN describes as "regular migration," providing more legal pathways for would-be immigrants seeking to re-settle in wealthier countries such as the United States.

The Editor says...
"Such as" the United States sounds reasonable, but what are the names of the other countries that the U.N. is pumping people into?

Border crossers get 1 year 'renewable' amnesty and Social Security card.  The Biden administration is granting thousands of illegal border crossers one-year renewable permits to stay in the United States to apply for asylum, a process that can take years.  What's more, according to a new report, they are allowed to receive Social Security cards, paving the way to government benefits and jobs.  Immigration expert Todd Bensman, who has been embedded in the process for the Center for Immigration Studies, said in a new report that an estimated 34,000 recent border crossers have already been distributed around the country with the documents.  He said that if the migrant qualifies to stay, and most do under the Biden rules, they are given a COVID test then documents to stay before being guided to a privately run service that buses them around the country.

The Editor says...
Next thing you know, the illegal aliens will be getting Social Security checks.

'The cruelty is the point'.  [Scroll down]  At one particularly overcrowded U.S. Border Patrol facility in Donna, Texas, an official told reporters:  "The capacity for this location for COVID purposes is 250.  Previous to COVID, the total capacity was one thousand.  Now, we're holding over 4,100 subjects in this location alone.  So you do the math.  We're way over capacity."  The short version:  Families are separated and there are thousands of young people jammed into holding pens awaiting processing.  There is no doubt that President Biden's policy is behind the latest surge.  The president and his administration have made clear that the U.S. will accept unaccompanied children but not family units, and not individual adults.  At his news conference last week, Biden said, "We're sending back the vast majority of the families that are coming."  Even though that is not entirely true, the U.S. message to would-be migrants, from the mouth of the president himself, is:  If you come as a family, we will turn you away.  If you send your children by themselves, we will take them.  Biden's policy has given those families a clear incentive to self-separate in the interest of at least getting their children inside the United States.

The 10 Radical New Rules That Are Changing America.  [#4] The immigrant is mostly preferable to the citizen.  The newcomer, unlike the host, is not stained by the sins of America's founding and history.  Most citizens currently must follow quarantine rules and social distancing, stay out of school and obey all the laws.  Yet those entering the United States illegally need not follow such apparently superfluous COVID-19 rules.  Their children should be immediately schooled without worry of quarantine.  Immigrants need not worry about their illegal entry or residence in America.  Our elites believe illegal entrants more closely resemble the "founders" than do legal citizens, about half of whom they consider irredeemable.

Media Gets First Look Inside Severely Overcrowded Migrant Facility In Texas.  After weeks of denying journalists access to an overcrowded migrant facility at the U.S.-Mexico border, reporters were finally allowed in to get their first look.  A pool of selected reporters and photographers was allowed into the center in Donna, Texas, where more than 4,000 migrants are held.  Some 3,400 are unaccompanied minors.  Photos show migrants packed into plexiglass pods, strewn with shiny Mylar blankets.  "There are eight 'pods' in total — critics have called them 'cages' in reference to criticism leveled at the Trump administration — each containing 500-600 migrants," Fox News reported.

If Cesar Chavez's Bust Could Talk.  On Wednesday, First Lady Jill Biden will celebrate National Border Control Day.  Well, sort of.  March 31 would have been Cesar Chavez's 94th birthday, and the president's wife is scheduled to attend a ceremony honoring the late labor leader at his United Farm Workers union's first headquarters in California's Central Valley.  Chavez's lifelong advocacy for tight borders and against illegal immigration are the reasons his birthday is increasingly celebrated as National Border Control Day.  But the first lady isn't likely to mention any of that, especially given her husband's responsibility for sparking the current border disaster.

Shocking New Video Shows Just How Bad Things Are Getting at the Border.  The surge of illegal immigration at the border isn't ending anytime soon.  Joe Biden and his administration have tried to toe a line that can't be toed, and the result has been a humanitarian disaster that was absolutely preventable.  All that had to be done was to keep Donald Trump's policies in place.  But that would have required giving the bad orange man some credit so we instead get shocking videos like this on a near-daily basis now.  [Video clip]

Say, Whatever Happened To Biden's Transparency Pledge?  Just two months into his presidency, Joe Biden has already decided that transparency isn't so important after all, at least when it comes to the border crisis, and that keeping people in the dark is good policy.  Of course, Biden still refuses to admit that there even is a crisis at the border.  At his press conference last week, he acted as though the flood of unaccompanied children into the U.S. was as routine as flowers in the spring.  "Nothing has changed," he said.  "It happens every single, solitary year:  There is a significant increase in the number of people coming to the border in the winter months of January, February, March.  That happens every year."  It's not true, of course.  Last year, the number of illegal crossings dropped in each of the months Biden claims it always spikes. [...] So, clearly, something has changed.  Even if what Biden said were true, that a massive surge of unaccompanied children happens every year, it means he was caught entirely flat-footed for this supposedly predictable event.

Here's The Crisis:  Journalists Tour Texas CBP Facility, Report Massive Overcrowding.  Two reporters from the Associated Press and a camera crew from CBS News were allowed inside the Donna, Texas holding facility today.  What they witnessed was massive overcrowding with 4,100 people packed in a space which ought to only hold 250.

Biden administration finally lets media into the biggest shelter for migrant children — which is at 1,700% capacity and where one in seven kids have COVID.  President Joe Biden's administration has allowed journalists inside its main border detention facility for migrant children for the first time, after weeks of shutting the media out and releasing their own photos.  The tour on Tuesday [3/30/2021] revealed a severely overcrowded tent structure in Donna, Texas, where more than 4,000 migrants, including children and families, are crammed into pods.  The youngest are kept in a large play pen with mats on the floor for sleeping, because the facility is at 1,700% capacity and the dormitories are full.

Arizona Sheriff 60 Miles From Border Sees Spike in Arrests of Illegal Immigrants.  A sheriff whose Arizona county is 60 miles from the southern border says his county is experience a direct impact from the flood of illegal immigrants streaming into the U.S. from Mexico.  "We just this morning had a procedure where we chased a car," Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb told The Daily Signal in an interview Wednesday [3/24/2021].  "We had to release the canine on ... the driver," Lamb said.  "And there was seven undocumented aliens in there.  Three of them were children.  This is something we're dealing with every day, when my county, which is 60 miles off the border....  It's 49 apprehensions in one day."  Border county sheriffs across the southwest have seen a steadily increasing uptick in illegal crossings since President Joe Biden took office.

DHS begs for border volunteers, offers COVID-19 vaccines in exchange.  Homeland Security issued a new plea Monday [3/29/2021] for volunteers to head to the border to help handle the surge of illegal immigrants and said those who do want to go can jump the line to get COVID-19 vaccines.  The urgent request from Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas underscores the difficulty the administration is having, even as it declines to label the situation a crisis.  "We still need assistance," Mr. Mayorkas wrote to the department's employees.

The Editor says...
If there is no crisis, why is he begging for help?

Psaki says VP Harris isn't in charge of border crisis, just 'root causes'.  President Biden's big announcement that Vice President Kamala Harris is in charge of the crisis at the US-Mexico border was apparently just some "confusion" — and she is merely tasked with addressing its "root causes," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday [3/29/2021].  Psaki issued the stunning clarification less than a week after Biden told reporters that he was delegating one of the most pressing issues of his young presidency to the veep.  "The vice president of the United States will be helping lead that effort, specifically the root causes — not the border, there's some confusion over that," Psaki said during her daily press briefing.

The Editor says...
The root causes appear to be the U.S. welfare-state gravy train, halting the construction of the border fence, absence of the National Guard and the U.S. Army at the porous border, "anchor baby" laws, Spanish-language broadcasting, unlimited wire transfers ("remittances") of money to the folks back home, and free medical care 24/7 at the nearest hospital emergency room.   Vice  President Kamala Harris isn't going to do anything about any of it.

Kamala Harris' schedule shows Team Biden's true border priorities.  Is anyone here in charge?  President Joe Biden last week tasked Vice President Kamala Harris with leading the White House response to the near-record surge of migrants crossing the southern border.  Yet her schedule doesn't have a single immigration-related meeting.  Why doesn't Harris seem to be doing anything to solve what she now calls "a huge problem"?  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday "clarified" that the veep is only in charge of diplomacy to address the problem's "root causes."  Huh?  Did it really take nearly a week to set the record straight, or did the president change his mind?  Maybe Harris decided she didn't want the job.  After all, leaked administration documents show that frontline agencies expect the number of unaccompanied children crossing to soon double (again) to far above record levels.

[The] DHS [has been] urged to stop dumping illegal immigrants into tiny border towns with no resources.  Rep. Andy Biggs on Monday [3/29/2021] urged Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and the Border Patrol to notify local officials before releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants into tiny border towns that lack the resources to help them.  Biggs, an Arizona Republican, says he "remains concerned" about the decision to release so many lawbreakers into unsuspecting towns and slammed Homeland Security and the Border Patrol for failing to provide members of Congress with answers to basic questions about the unplanned desert drop-offs.  "I request that DHS refrain from releasing aliens into communities without first coordinating with local elected officials and stop releasing aliens without NTAs (Notices to Appear)," he wrote in a letter sent to Mayorkas, Troy Miller, the acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, and John Modlin, the head of the Border Patrol's Tucson sector.

Who's going to teach all the illegal alien children coming here?  On Monday [3/29/2021], we learned that the San Diego Board of Education is sending teachers to the San Diego Convention Center to give in-person education to the illegal alien kids there.  The most obviously wrong thing about that, of course, is that our kids are not getting in-person education.  But I don't want to comment about the obvious.  I want to talk about the insane rant from a Sacramento teacher who hates Americans, especially white Americans.  Unless we do something, it's these insane teachers who will ultimately end up indoctrinating the new students who will be pouring into American schools.

States are trying to get Biden to enforce the 'public charge rule'.  Fourteen states have filed an emergency application with the Supreme Court stating that they want to defend the public charge rule, which the Biden administration is refusing to defend in Court.  I'm going to sound like a simpleton here, but I'm a little confused as to the debate about the rule.  The reality is that the Biden administration is violating the law.  You and I don't get to do that, so why does the federal government?  I admit that my work for the past 34 years was mostly in state, not federal, law.  Still, I did manage to pick up a few things.  Here's what I know:  Under the Constitution, Congress passes the laws, which reside in the United States Code, and it's the President's job to oversee their enforcement.

Biden's border cruelty.  The professional bleeding hearts publicly speak against a border crisis.  They moan about the fate of women and children.  But the bleeding hearts planned and executed this crisis.  They invited the cruelty by lying about President Emeritus Donald Trump.  The bleeding hearts embraced the human trafficking of women and children, despite the abuse they face from the people who transport them to the border.  Illegal aliens are treated as chattel.  We have known about this for over a decade, and yet liberals and the Washington Establishment support the trafficking of human beings.  Amnesty International said in 2010, "An estimated 6 out of 10 migrant women and girls experience sexual violence, allegedly prompting some people smugglers to demand that women receive contraceptive injections ahead of the journey, to avoid them falling pregnant as a result of rape."  In 2019, the Washington Post lied and denied that Amnesty International ever said this.  The wall discourages this migration.  This administration encourages it.  Upon his installation in the Oval Office, Chairman Xiden illegally stopped construction of the wall, unilaterally ended agreements with Mexico and other Latin American countries to curb illegal migration, and otherwise aided and abetted this human trafficking.  Liberals obfuscate his role in the surge of illegal aliens, but Xiden opened the gates of the nation.

Biden Staffer Blocks Cruz From Taking Video at Migrant Facility.  Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) showed video of a woman he identified as a Biden administration staffer blocking him from recording at a migrant facility on this week's broadcast of Fox News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures." [3/28/2021]  While Cruz was trying to film at the Border Patrol facility in Donna, Texas, the staffer blocking his camera said, "Please give dignity to the people.  Please give dignity to the people."  Cruz said, "So you work for the commissioner.  You're a senior adviser.  You were hired two weeks ago, and you're instructed to ask us to not have any pictures taken here because the political leadership at DHS does not want the American people to know it."  The staffer responded, "Please don't treat the people as such."  Cruz said, "Your policies are unfortunately trying to hide them.  I understand that you were instructed.  I respect them, and I want to fix this situation, and the administration that you work for is responsible for these conditions."

Senators Visiting Border Witness Cartel Members Taunting Border Patrol.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) traveled to the border this week and spent time with Border Patrol during a night shift in McAllen, TX.  While visiting the Rio Grande river, the Senators claimed they could hear cartel members "taunting Americans" and "taunting border patrol."  "We are at the edge of the river; on the other side of the river is Mexico," a video posted by Cruz on Twitter began.  "On the other side of the river, we have been listening to and seeing cartel members, human traffickers — right on the other side of the river."  Cruz went on to say that the cartel members have been "Waving flashlights, yelling and taunting Americans — taunting border patrol because they know under the current policy of the Biden administration they can flood over here."

Cuellar shares second batch of photos from migrant detention facilities.  Texas Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar shared a second batch of photos from a migrant holding facility along the southern border.  The new photos, which aired during a segment of CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday [3/28/2021], depicted children packed into crowded rooms, many of them covered in foil blankets as they awaited processing.

Biden Tries to Shut Down News Coverage at the Border.  The Biden administration is desperately trying to prevent the American people from realizing the extent of the fiasco at our Southern border.  Thus, loyal Democrat Chris Wallace this morning criticized Biden, pointing out that the Trump administration was more transparent.  The Biden administration has repeatedly tried to prevent photos and videos of conditions at the border from reaching the American people.  Late last week, a delegation of 18 senators visited the border, in particular the Donna, Texas facility that has been the center of the crisis.  The Biden administration sent a political operative (as described by Senator Ted Cruz) to try to block Cruz from filming the Donna disaster:  [Video clip]

Kamala Harris MIA during border crisis:  Where is she?  The Biden administration is putting out a call for government volunteers to report for duty amid the significant surge at the border, but many are asking, Where is the person deputized to 'fix' the line-in-the-sand crisis?  As the immigration mess at the southern border gets more and more out of hand, Vice President Kamala Harris remains inexplicably silent.  Even after President Biden officially tapped the VP Wednesday to lead in response to border challenges, there aren't any plans for her to travel south or even address the issue.  According to the Office of the Vice President, Harris had no events this past weekend and no mention of border-related activity.  This comes as the Biden administration is now asking for government volunteers to help manage the migrant surge.

Texas Democrat [Excoriates] Biden Over Border Crisis.  President Joe Biden is so into open borders that even some Democrats are starting to criticize his handling of the immigration situation.  Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) recently slammed the Biden administration for its frustrating lack of transparency regarding the migrant crisis created by his open borders promises made during the 2020 campaign.  During a Friday [3/26/2021] appearance on Fox News' "America Reports," Cuellar complained that the president has not been forthcoming about the details of the migrant crisis and the steps his administration is taking to address the matter. [...] Since Biden rolled back former President Donald Trump's immigration measures, more and more migrants have been trying to gain access into the United States, and it does not appear that the flow of immigrants is slowing down anytime soon.

Chris Wallace Confronts Psaki About Media Access to Border Facilities: 'You Are Being Less Transparent Than the Trump Administration'.  Fox News' Chris Wallace spoke with White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Sunday and opened by asking about the migrant surge at the border — particularly the lack of media access to border facilities.  President Joe Biden was questioned on that issue during his Thursday press conference.  He said, "You'll have full access to everything once we get this thing moving."  Wallace noted to Psaki that "the only way we know how bad conditions are" right now is because of pictures that members of Congress released.  "These kids are living in these conditions now.  They're not living in these conditions some indeterminate time from now when the president says everything will be fixed," he said, asking why reporters can't be allowed in to those facilities in a safe way.  [Video clip]

Biden Staffer Tries to Block Ted Cruz From Taking Video of Conditions at CBP Facility, Cruz Busts Her on Camera.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and the rest of the Congressional delegation were sending out pictures and videos of what they had been observing at the border as well as at the CBP facilities and holding areas.  The pictures and videos showed everything from cartels at the river to the overcrowded CBP facilities that were turning into a humanitarian crisis because of the overflow.  Apparently, that was too much for the Biden team.  Cruz was taking video inside the Donna, Texas facility.  Reports are that the Donna facility is packed far beyond capacity with 700 people in pods meant for 80 according to one of the members of the delegation.  But as they were trying to show that on the video, a person who Cruz identified as a Biden staffer tried to block him, Cruz explained this morning [3/28/2021] on "Sunday Morning Futures."

This is not immigration or political asylum.  Our family came here from Cuba back in 1964.  We came here legally and because of the generosity of the American people.  They offered us an opportunity to come here and start a new life.  Last, but not least, we came to the U.S. in an orderly fashion.  Sorry, but that's not what we are watching at the U.S.-Mexico border.  What we see there is chaos brought to you by a U.S. president who did not have the backbone to tell the immigration activists to shut up.

Parallels between Biden's border policy and Cuomo's nursing home scandal.  Some friends of mine have been making interesting comparisons of the parallels between the completely unnecessary crises created by President Biden (at the border) and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. [...]
Spreading COVID
  •   Biden requires CBP to allow COVID positive illegal migrants into our country and is spreading them across the country
  •   Cuomo sent COVID-positive elders into nursing homes, killing almost 15,000 vulnerable seniors there
Predictability of a self-created crisis
  •   The Biden border crisis was not only predictable but he was warned about what would happen
  •   Cuomo was warned by doctors who work in nursing homes about the risks to the other residents
  •   Biden is refusing to allow the media and American people to see the conditions in which illegal immigrants are held, especially children, and has delayed releasing the numbers of illegals allowed entry or not
  •   Cuomo notoriously and probably illegally covered up the number of nursing home deaths
Refusing to use Trump-provided solutions
  •   Biden abandoned Trump's successful border security arrangements with Mexico, his safe third country agreements with Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras to apply for asylum in their home countries, and ended border wall construction
  •   Cuomo didn't take advantage of the Federal assistance in creating hospital facilities in the Javits Center and the USNS Comfort hospital ship
Lack of preparation
  •   Biden issued executive orders on the border without being prepared in terms of personnel, procedures, or facilities to deal with their consequences
  •   Cuomo left nursing homes being unprepared and unequipped in terms of personnel, procedures, and facilities to isolate those admitted with COVID or otherwise protect the other residents
Family separation
  •   Biden encouraged family separations by encouraging unaccompanied minors
  •   Cuomo caused permanent family separations with elders' deaths while isolated from their family in long-term care facilities

Piles of People:  New Photos Show What Biden Is Trying to Hide at the Border.  Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz has released new and never seen before photos from inside an overcrowded Customs and Border Protection facility in Donna, Texas.  These are the types of facilities the Biden administration has banned media from entering or touring.

GOP senators shut down talk of immigration deal until border crisis is solved.  Republican senators on Friday [3/26/2021] indicated that discussion of possible immigration deals to give illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship would be off the table until the crisis at the southern border is ended.  "How can you pass an immigration bill when you have an open border?" Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said at a press conference at the border.  "If they want to accomplish anything on immigration and I want to help them, it would be securing the border."  "You've got to stop the bleeding before you can take care of the problem," he said.  Grassley was one of a group of Senate Republicans making the trip to the south Texas border and expressed horror at the mounting crisis — viewing packed border facilities and speaking to overwhelmed border agents.

'These Are The Biden Cages': Sen. Cruz Posts Shocking Video Of Border Crisis, Smugglers.  Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (TX) posted alarming video of a cramped migrant camp along the southern border and apparent cartel members and human traffickers taunting Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande.  Cruz, who made a trip to the border on Friday with 18 other senators, ripped President Joe Biden for his immigration policies and implored the president to reverse course.  "These are the Biden cages," the Texas senator captioned video of a cramped migrant camp.  "Thousands of kids, in the midst of a pandemic, crammed in at 1500% capacity.  This is just one of the 'pods' at Donna," he said.  "There are SEVEN more, equally full."

Biden's DHS chief Alejandro Mayorkas Fires all but three members of his advisory council in the middle of the border crisis.  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief Alejandro Mayorkas has been slammed for firing 32 members of the agency's advisory council, including several Donald Trump allies, in the middle of the border crisis.  Mayorkas announced the shock move to 'reconstitute' the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) in a letter to the ousted members Friday telling them that their place on the council had ended effective immediately, with only three members kept on in their roles.  'I am considering how the HSAC can bring the greatest value to the Department and how the expertise, judgment, and counsel of its members can be harnessed most effectively to advance the Department's mission,' he wrote.

Senator James Lankford Snuck Into A Migrant Camp At The Southern Border And What He Found Is Not Pretty.  Senator James Lankford snuck into a migrant camp in McAllen, Texas and filmed it and what he found is a disaster.  Hundreds of people living under a bridge with a disastrously chaotic system that will bring on more and more humanitarian issues.  This was an area that the media is NOT ALLOWED access to.  [Video clip]

GOP senators visit border facilities, reveal shocking pictures and data, including 10% Covid positivity.  Yesterday [3/26/2021], Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz led a delegation of Republican senators on a tour of border facilities, including those holding children, and then held a riveting 45-minute press conference afterward that was carried live on Fox News.  When I checked CNN and MSNBC, there was a blackout of this extremely interesting and newsworthy event.  A video of the presser is embedded below, and if you missed it, I recommend it for both the information it delivered and for the passion that it evoked.

Senator Collins:  I Toured the Border.  Cartel Members Taunted Us.  Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins toured the U.S.-Mexico border overnight with a delegation led by Texas Republican Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn.  The trip continues through Mission, Texas today [3/26/2021] with a boat tour, but they've already seen the crisis first hand.

Ted Cruz leads 18 GOP senators in branding Biden's border crisis 'inhumane' on tour of migrant camp.  Senator Ted Cruz and 18 of his Republican colleagues have released shocking photos and video showing children packed into migrant camps, blaming President Joe Biden for the crisis at the southern border.  'This is inhumane, it is wrong and it is the direct consequence of policy decisions by the Biden administration to stop building the wall, to return to catch-and-release, and to end the stay-in-Mexico policy,' Cruz said at a press conference on Friday [3/26/2021].  Cruz, Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma and others shared heartbreaking images of a severely overcrowded holding facility in Donna, Texas, where Lankford said that 'pods' designed to hold 80 children are packed with more than 700.

Fugitive busts cap busy week for border patrol amid migrant surge.  Federal agents arrested three wanted criminals in 12 hours this week at the overwhelmed US-Mexico border.  US Border Patrol and Customs agents arrested a driver and passenger at a border checkpoint near Hebbronville after finding they had active warrants for burglary and larceny, officials said.  The fugitives were questioned after a K9 agent sniffed out personal-use marijuana, methamphetamines, and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle, the US Border Patrol in Laredo said in a Facebook post.  The suspects were extradited to police departments in Texas and Florida.

Gallup CEO Warns Biden: 42 Million Migrants Want Entry to U.S..  The CEO of Gallup has publicly warned President Joe Biden that approximately 42 million people south of Texas want to migrate into the United States.  In a blog post published on Wednesday [3/24/2021], Jim Clifton, the chairman and CEO of the Gallup polling company, warned Biden as he and his administration struggle to deal with the surge of migration at the border.

Border authorities released 2,000 migrants into US without notices to appear in court.  Border Patrol has released roughly 2,000 people into the United States without providing them the legal documents that mandate they appear in immigration court, effectively relying on them to hold themselves accountable for illegally entering the country, according to a Democratic congressman.  "I thought it was 150 people that they have released without a Notice to Appear, but it actually is getting now closer to 2,000 people they released," Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Democrat from Texas, told the Washington Examiner.  "I told the person, 'Repeat it one more time.' Two thousand.  I thought it was bad when it was 150, but it's now closer to 2,000 people."  It is unprecedented for Border Patrol to catch and release illegal immigrants into the U.S. without a mechanism to ensure they enter legal proceedings.  Historically, when border authorities become overwhelmed, taking more people into custody than they can hold in facilities, those buildings become overcrowded, and families may be released into the country with documents that tell them when and where to appear in court for illegally crossing the border, which is a misdemeanor the first time and a felony anytime thereafter.

GOP Senators Visit the Border: 'We Could Hear the Cartel Members Taunting Us Across the River'.  Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), one of several GOP lawmakers who visited the southern border on Friday [3/26/2021], said she could "hear the cartel members taunting" them across the river and declared the situation a "crisis."  "1 AM — I spent the last 3 hours with Border Patrol on night shift in McAllen, TX.  18 Senators learning about the huge influx, 3,000 people per day, including unaccompanied children, illegally entering," Collins said in a Friday morning social media thread detailing her visit to the border.

'Human Traffickers & Cartel Members' — Cruz Gives Firsthand Look At What He Has Seen On Senate Border Trip.  Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz gave a firsthand look at what he is seeing on Senate Republicans' border trip amid the crisis, saying he encountered human traffickers and cartel members.  Cruz posted several videos and photos on Twitter of his trip to the border, showing what he is seeing on his trip with 18 other Republican senators.  Warning of human trafficking, an increase in drugs coming across the border and more, Cruz slammed President Joe Biden and his administration for not acknowledging the crisis.  "That's Mexico and you can see there are three smugglers right there standing on the Mexican side looking at us.  They have been shining their flashlights at us, they are yelling at us," Cruz said in one of the videos.

President Biden's Border Crisis Borders on Treason.  Once again, America has an illegal immigration crisis on its hands, and there's only one person to blame:  President Biden. [...] According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, federal authorities are encountering an average of nearly 600 unaccompanied migrant children per day — up from 313 children a day last month.  In 2019, barely 200 unaccompanied migrant children were crossing the border daily on average — a more than twofold increase between the Trump and Biden administrations.  Southwest border crossings are now on pace for the highest levels in two decades.  It gets even worse.  Under the Biden administration, Border Patrol agents are now considering releasing illegal immigrants who claim asylum without issuing a "Notice to Appear."  In other words, illegal immigrants may depart custody without a court date.  Put another way, they are invading the United States without repercussions.  All the while, caravans of illegal immigrants continue to make their way to the southern border, overwhelming federal authorities who are desperate for any semblance of help from President Biden.

Migrants Pay $500 for Fake UN Documents to Travel Through Mexico.  Cartel-connected human smugglers are selling fake United Nations documents to migrants who want to move freely through Mexico as they travel to the U.S. border.  Federal law enforcement officials in Mexico revealed exclusive details to Breitbart Texas about an investigation targeting document forgers.  At a cost of $300 to $500 USD, "guides" or human smugglers offer a fake document packet from the United Nations Refugee Agency and a Mexican ID card.  Document dealers promise safe passage and eventual entry in the U.S.

Biden's Plan to House Illegal Immigrants in Hotels to Cost Taxpayers $72,000 per Border-Crosser.  In a fresh twist on the Biden administration's decision to house illegal immigrants at hotel facilities, crunching the numbers on the $86.9 million that is set to be spent on 1,239 beds shows that the cost to U.S. taxpayers will be nearly $72,000 per border-crosser housed.  "That works out to $71,666.67 per migrant, paid by your tax dollars, meaning that you are now a co-conspirator to one of the largest smuggling schemes in history," wrote Andrew Arthur, a fellow with the Center for Immigration Studies, a conservative policy research nonprofit.  Officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmed to The Epoch Times that the Biden administration plans to use hotel facilities to accommodate family units unlawfully crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.  "The $86.9 million contract provides 1,239 beds and other necessary services," said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tae D. Johnson.

Reminder from Gallup: 42 million people want to migrate to America.  Today, Gallup CEO Jim Clifton published a short blog post highlighting some survey results about potential migration. [...] Some might conclude Clifton is trying to weigh in to the current border crisis debate in a way that puts pressure on the Biden administration.  But it's worth noting that the data he's citing isn't new.  In fact, he wrote a very similar blog post back in Feb. 2019, the last time we were discussing a very similar crisis at the border.

Biden's Woeful Press Conference.  Reporters aren't in the practice, obviously, of being particularly tough on President Biden.  But at his first press conference as president this afternoon [3/25/2021], Cecilia Vega of ABC News politely nailed him to the wall on a key failure of his border policy.  She told an affecting story of meeting a nine-year-old boy at the border who had walked to the U.S. from Honduras, and said that when she called the boy's mother, the woman explained that she had sent him to the U.S. because she believed that Biden would let him into the country.  This, of course, is exactly why there's been a surge at the border.  Biden created an exemption in Title 42 — the public-health authority that President Trump had used to turn back migrants during the pandemic — specifically for minors, and predictably there's been a surge of minors.

Migrant surge:  Biden appoints Kamala Harris to come to his rescue.  Is there anyone more unfit for the job of "point person" or "leading diplomatic efforts" during the current migrant border surge than Vice President Kamala Harris?  It's an absolutely certain failure.  Naming Harris the "point person" on the Biden-created border surge such a bad idea that one almost wonders if Joe Biden did it on purpose.  After all, as the Sydney Morning Post notes in its headline:  "'It will not be easy:'  Biden hands Kamala Harris problem he couldn't fix."  The already failed Biden policy that triggered this current border surge is now a leading issue with the public that's eating into Biden's poll numbers.  According to a Hill-HarrisX survey, a "large majority" (76%) consider the illegal alien surge "a crisis."  A Gallup poll reports that 42 million would-be migrants from Latin America alone want entry.  A Politico/Morning Consult poll conducted in early February found that of Biden's seven least popular executive orders, five were immigration-related.

Republicans Furious After DHS Releases Migrants into US Without Court Dates.  Furious Republican lawmakers sent a scathing letter to the Department of Homeland Security this week after the agency reportedly released illegal migrants into the United States without court dates.  "Despite your repeated claims that 'the border is secure,' these reports raise serious questions about DHS' commitment to faithfully enforcing the law," said the statement signed by 14 legislators.  "Multiple Border Patrol agents confirmed the new process to Fox News, revealing that they have been directed to use prosecutorial discretion to forgo the hours-long process of paperwork required to issue an NTA amid the surge of migrants at the border," reports Fox News.

Mexico's president says Biden immigration policies prompting border surge.  Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador asserted that the Biden administration's immigration policies have contributed to a surge of migrants that has overwhelmed facilities at the southern border in recent weeks.  President Biden reversed several Trump-era immigration measures, loosening restrictions for asylum claimants and ending a policy that required migrants to remain in Mexico while making their case to enter the United States.  Lopez Obrador said the changes prompted migrants fleeing harsh conditions in Central America to risk the journey to the border.  "Expectations were created that with the Government of President Biden there would be a better treatment of migrants," Lopez Obrador said at a press conference.  "And this has caused Central American migrants, and also from our country, wanting to cross the border thinking that it is easier to do so."

Biden's border baloney.  The administration sent Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Sunday shows with an impossible job — to defend President Biden's policies that have led to a massive rush of illegal crossers at the U.S.-Mexico border.  Mayorkas' assignment was to make a simple — and false — declaration.  "The border is closed," he told ABC's "This Week."  "The border is closed," he told NBC's "Meet the Press."  "The border is closed," he told "Fox News Sunday."  It was a preposterous statement.  Everyone knows the Biden administration is struggling to find places to accommodate the more than 15,000 unaccompanied minors who have crossed the border illegally in the last few weeks.  The administration is keeping the young people in jails, in tents, in hotel rooms.  Axios reported Sunday that the administration "has awarded an $86 million contract for hotel rooms near the border to hold around 1,200 migrant family members who cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Why Do They Want to Turn Whites Into Minority?  Some observers and commentators, and I used to share their believes in this matter, speculated that the borders were left wide-open and the immigration laws unenforced because the ruling party wanted to grow its prospective electorate, as some two-thirds of the "migrants" ended up voting Democrat as soon as they had a chance.  But this was a weak explanation under the circumstances of the rigged elections system that, based on what we all have seen in the past four months, was able to deliver predetermined results to the party of choice of those who controlled the system.  As a mater of fact, the Democrats don't need [any] illegal "immigrants" to maintain their grasp of power; they already have a system in place that works, and coming legislation is going to further solidify it.

H.R. 1 is Emblematic of the Crisis of American Democracy.  There is no evidence at all after 60 days of the new administration, of any disposition to collaborate with moderate Republicans in a centrist response to the many policy challenges the administration faces. [...] There is no conceivable alternative interpretation of the administration's performance to date than that, as is widely accused and not even energetically denied, the Democrats intend to admit practically unlimited numbers of unskilled and unscreened people into the United States and qualify them immediately as voters.  At the same time, they intend to eliminate any procedure for the verification of votes, the monitoring of the eligibility of voters, or of the correct allocation of votes to the places of residential districts of the electors.

Report: 3,000 Illegals Packed in Detention Camp Meant for 250, Biden Has Kids in Cages.  Thousands of Illegal aliens are packed like sardines into a detention camp where they sleep on floors, wrapped in what appear to be aluminum thermal blankets, Project Veritas revealed on Monday [3/22/2021].  The report on the Biden Regime's facility in Donna, Texas, contains images of illegals confined in cubicles that resemble greenhouses for growing food on a forbidden planet in a sci-fi film.  Many of the illegals have the China Virus, PV reported, and many are minors.  The problem?  For years, Biden, the leftist media, and the open-borders lobby accused President Trump of keeping "kids in cages."  Biden has kids in cages, and they can't get a regular shower.

Biden administration awards ICE $86M contract to secure hotel rooms for illegal families.  The Biden administration has awarded ICE an $86.9 million contract for hotel rooms near the border to provide temporary shelter and processing services for families who have not been expelled from the United States but have been placed in immigration proceedings for their removal.  The contract, through Texas-based nonprofit Endeavors, provides 1,239 beds and "other necessary services."  The families will receive a comprehensive health assessment, including COVID-19 testing.

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That's 70,137 per hotel room.  Was that the lowest bidder?

ICE signs contract for 1,200 more detention beds to fight border surge.  ICE said Monday [3/22/2021] it has signed a contract to set up more than 1,200 new detention beds to process migrant families, in a move that expands the agency's ability to test new arrivals for the coronavirus.  Tae Johnson, the acting director at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the contract is worth $86.9 million, and it will pay for "temporary shelter and processing services" for families who are not immediately turned back at the border, and who will instead be released into the U.S.  The number of such families has been soaring in recent weeks, drawn by changes in immigration policy under the Biden administration as well as lessening cooperation from Mexico in taking families back.

GOP Rep. Gimenez on Border Crisis: 'Basically, It's Modern-Day Slavery'.  Sunday on Fox News Channel's "The Next Revolution," Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) discussed his recent visit to see firsthand the crisis at United States' border with Mexico.  Gimenez described the situation at the border as "modern-day slavery."  He added the border crisis is seeing the molestation of young females, indentured servitude until families can come up with the funds for being transported across the border, and the murdering of immigrants who cannot come up with the funds.

Human Traffickers Made Up To $14 Million Per Day In February Border Rush:  Report.  Human trafficking organizations sending men, women and children over the US-Mexico border to take advantage of President Biden's backfiring immigration policies earned as much as $14 million per day in February, according to Fox News, citing sources within the US Border Patrol.

Biden Accidentally Admits He Will Re Establish TRUMP Border Policy As Crisis Spirals Out Of Control.  After Joe Biden was installed in the White House in January, he immediately began to lay waste to dozens of Trump-era policies that put America first.  One of the effective policies he axed was Trump's "remain in Mexico" policy, which required migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. to remain in Mexico while their asylum claims were processed.  Now, just two months later, Biden is realizing how badly he screwed up.  While quickly speaking to reporters on Sunday [3/21/2021], Biden said he would "re-establish what existed before", which was this exact "Remain In Mexico" policy that worked so well under Trump.  "Why do you think the message to the migrants, telling them to stay home, don't come now, why do you think that hasn't resonated yet?  What more can be done sir?" a reporter asked.  "A lot more.  We're in the process of doing it now, including making sure that we re-establish what existed before, which was they can stay in place and make their case from their home countries," Biden responded.

Biden tells reporters he will 're-establish what existed before' and tell 'refugees' to apply for asylum from their home countries.  With President Biden's mental health at issue, we never know how seriously to take what he says.  But a remark he made to some reporters on the White House lawn Sunday [3/21/2021] is drawing both chuckles and concern. [...] This was President Trump's policy, one that Biden reversed upon taking office, causing the crisis.  This is a sudden reversal, if it is not a gaffe.  Watch for yourself and make up your own mind about his mental state:  [Video clip] [...] Will he be asked about this apparent policy reversal at his first press conference?  Not if he calls on reporters from a list prepared by his handlers.

Illegal Immigrants to Receive $4.38 Billion in Stimulus Checks:  Report.  As Americans start to receive the latest round of stimulus checks, a new analysis reveals that about $4.38 billion will also go to illegal immigrants.  The Center for Immigration Studies estimates that 2.65 million illegal immigrants have Social Security numbers that allow them to receive stimulus checks.  This group of illegal immigrants can be described as "aliens temporarily present without status," according to Steven Camarota, director of research for the Center for Immigration Studies.  "These individuals are in the country illegally and could be required to leave.  Yet, under the current system, they are still given work authorization and Social Security numbers," he said.  They include Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status recipients.  In addition, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued 882,000 work authorizations and Social Security numbers to other illegal immigrants in fiscal year 2020, the analysis states.  These include asylum applicants, as well as those applying for adjustment of status and suspension of deportation, among other categories.

Biden admin releases photos of crowded migrant processing center at border amid transparency criticism.  Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Tuesday [3/23/2021] released photos of the temporary facilities being used to process migrant children who are found crossing the U.S. southern border.  The photos show crowded quarters, including children sleeping shoulder-to-shoulder on mats on the floor with aluminum blankets and on benches.  Another photo shows dozens of children in a transparent pen similar to a cage.

Abbott: Hey, There Is Not A Fence Around The Midlands [sic] Detention Facility, Launches Investigation Into Safety Concerns.  Governor Abbott appeared on Fox and Friends Monday morning [3/22/2021] and told the co-hosts that he had two items of news to deliver.  The topic was the flood of illegal migrants into Texas and the holding facility that the Biden administration is using to house unaccompanied minors in Midland.  A Texas state senator delivered troubling news to the governor.  As he spoke, he told the audience that there is no fencing around the Midland facility.  The facility was hastily opened up to accommodate the overflow of unaccompanied minors from the U.S.-Mexico border.  It was formerly a 'man camp' for oilfield workers run by Cotton Logistics and it is now referred to as an Emergency Intake Facility.  The governor said there are both public safety concerns and public health concerns with the facility.  He has launched an investigation into safety conditions at the Midland facility as well as others in Texas.

Media Declares Biden Political Crisis.  Over the last several days and reaching a crescendo today, the mainstream media has been sounding the newsroom equivalent of a four-alarm fire over the growing chaos at the southern border, because the Biden team are persisting with their Baghdad Bob act over the matter.  See, for example, how the morning news shows depicted the matter:  [Video clip]  All of the media stories right now should be understood as memos from the PR wing to Biden and the rest of the Democratic leadership that the chaos at the southern border threatens political catastrophe.

ABC Shocked at Biden's Border Incompetence After 'Hardline' Trump White House.  The journalists at Good Morning America on Monday [3/22/2021] marveled at the incompetence of the Biden administration's border policy, even calling it a "crisis."  But reporter Cecilia Vega still managed to use loaded language, deriding the Trump White House's "hardline" efforts.  Showing that things have gotten so bad even liberal network journalists can't hide it anymore, Robin Roberts marveled, "Now to the crisis at the border."  Vega was frank in describing the Biden-created chaos:  "The Biden administration, they moved quickly to overturn many of Trump's hardline immigration policies.  But critics say they did that without having a plan in place on the ground out here to manage the surge of migrants that followed."

Photos: Migrants Fly 'Biden for President 2020' Flag in Mexico While Awaiting U.S. Entry.  Hundreds of migrants are waiting in an encampment in Tijuana, Mexico, until they can be processed and potentially released into the United States interior by President Joe Biden's administration.  Photos captured of the encampment show a "Biden for President 2020" flag waving as migrants stay huddled in tents.  The photos show the scale to which migrants are sitting in close range to the U.S.-Mexico border in the hopes of being released into the U.S. interior.

Mexican cartels are seizing on Biden's lax border policies to run multimillion-dollar human trafficking scheme.  Ruthless Mexican cartels are exploiting Joe Biden's relaxed immigration stance to turn people trafficking into a billion-dollar racket 'worth more than dope', a investigation can reveal.  The president tore up hardline Trump policies after taking office but denies sparking a crisis along the southern border where authorities are struggling to deal with a surge in migrant families and unaccompanied kids crossing illegally.  A slew of experts and well-placed law enforcement sources have told, however, that notorious drug gangs including the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas are seizing upon the reforms to ratchet up human trafficking operations.

James O'Keefe STUNS, Leaks Photos Of Border Crisis Biden and Psaki Don't Want You to See.  Project Veritas uncovered some photos that Joe Biden and company won't appreciate the public seeing.  [Video clip]

The shameful inhumanity of Joe Biden's border policies.  A lot of people have wondered why the Biden administration hasn't taken the communist Chinese to task for the way they are treating the Uighur population.  Now that photographs are emerging from the facilities on our southern border where the Biden administration is collecting illegal immigrants, the reason for Biden's silence is obvious:  You can't scold the Chinese for civilian concentration camps when you've set up your own inhumane concentration camps on American soil.  The Biden administration is hiding what's happening at the border but, as leaked photos make clear, what's going on in Texas is outrageous.  Tens of thousands of people, including over 15,000 children, more than 5,000 of whom are unaccompanied, are herded together in dangerous, unsanitary conditions.  Children are going hungry and there is no "usable running water."  Additionally, a contagious disease is working its way through the interned population, one so deadly that Democrats shut down America for a year because of it.  There also reports that the women and children gathered under these conditions are prey for sex traffickers and sexual predators.

The Army should be at the Mexican border
President Trump Releases New Statement on Border Crisis Following DHS Secretary Mayorkas Pathetic Justifications on Sunday Talk Shows.  Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas was confronted today [3/21/2021] on multiple mainstream media outlets about the complete failure of the JoeBama administration to handle a border crisis they created.  The secretary was apparently not prepared for the media to turn on him and stumbled through pathetic justifications on television.

Even [the] liberal media [is] fed up with [the] Biden administration over lack of access to border crisis, absence of pressers.  The left is starting to turn on President Biden over a lack of transparency regarding the crisis along the Mexican border, while other liberals are peeved he hasn't conducted a formal press conference two months after taking office.  The Daily Beast quoted a "veteran White House correspondent" Sunday [3/21/2021] who anonymously trashed the Biden administration for not holding a formal press conference yet.  "It's a problem," the unnamed correspondent said.  "Who are we kidding here?  More than two months without a press conference?  Come on!"  The correspondent said the lack of availability is "stretching the bounds of access and transparency" and accused Biden of "ducking" responsibilities.

Crenshaw tears into MSNBC host blaming Trump for border crisis.  U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, had his hands full debating immigration policy with MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan, who was all but representing the Biden administration.  According to the network, the White House "is attempting to solve the influx of migrants at the border."  This being the same influx they are largely responsible for.  Their joust began on Twitter and, given that Crenshaw is a former U.S. Navy SEAL who did five tours of duty, he had no issue facing off with Hasan on national television.

Team Biden's disgraceful border media blackout.  There's only one thing not open on the southern border: media access to the operations of Customs and Border Protection.  In a totalitarian effort at hiding the truth, the Biden administration has blocked the press.  Veteran photojournalist John Moore raised the alarm on Twitter over the weekend:  "I respectfully ask US Customs and Border Protection to stop blocking media access to their border operations," he wrote.  "I have photographed CBP under Bush, Obama and Trump but now — zero access is granted to media.  These long-lens images taken from the Mexican side."  That's right:  He had to cross the border himself to shoot unrestricted.  There's more press freedom in Mexico than in the United States.

Border Photographer Sounds the Alarm on Biden's Insane Media Blackout.  Getty photojournalist John Moore took to Twitter to sound the alarm on the Biden administration's decision to bar media outlets from reporting on conditions in Border Patrol facilities.  According to Moore, there is "no modern precedent for a full physical ban" on allowing reporters into facilities.  Moore — who has photographed Border Patrol facilities under Presidents Bush, Obama, and Trump — shared a lengthy Twitter thread about his experience.  He included a few images he was able to capture utilizing long lenses.

Democratic border-town mayor:  Biden admin handling of crisis 'a slap in the face'.  He's putting people over his party.  The Democratic mayor of a southern border town says he's incensed over the Biden administration's handling of the immigration crisis in his backyard — and he's "pleading" with Washington to do more to stem the stream of migrants pouring into his small city.  "You have a breach on national security levels that have never before been seen in modern history and you're not even batting an eye about it, you're not even calling it a 'crisis', you're calling it a quote unquote challenge," Mayor Bruno Lozano, a Democrat who represents Del Rio, Texas, told The [New York] Post on Sunday.  "It's a slap in the face."

Trump Eviscerates Biden's Border Policy: 'Turned National Triumph Into National Disaster'.  On Sunday [3/21/2021], after Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas repeatedly claimed that President Donald Trump left a mess for Joe Biden to clean up, even though the opposite is the case.  Trump responded to these claims with a blistering statement.  "We proudly handed the Biden Administration the most secure border in history.  All they had to do was keep this smooth-running system on autopilot.  Instead, in the span of a just few weeks, the Biden Administration has turned a national triumph into a national disaster.  They are in way over their heads and taking on water fast," the former president declared.

First Pictures of Biden's Border Facilities Are Leaked, and They Are Really Bad.  As RedState has been chronicling, the situation at the border has devolved into a full-blown crisis.  Thousands of people are crossing illegally every day, including unaccompanied minors.  Those children are being stuffed into far over-capacity facilities, unable to shower, sleeping on floors, and generally existing in terrible conditions.

ICE securing hotel rooms to hold growing number of migrant families.  The Biden administration has awarded an $86 million contract for hotel rooms near the border to hold around 1,200 migrant family members who cross the U.S.-Mexico border, DHS officials confirmed to Axios.  It's a sign of growing numbers of migrant families trying to come to the U.S. — in addition to already overwhelming numbers of kids crossing the border without their parents or legal guardians.  Both trends appear to be straining government resources.

Joe Biden: 'At Some Point I Will' Visit the Border.  President Joe Biden told reporters Sunday [3/21/2021] he would visit the Southern border "at some point," appearing unwilling to commit to the idea soon.  "At some point, I will, yes," Biden replied when a reporter asked if he would visit the border.  Biden spoke to reporters as he returned from his weekend trip to Camp David.  When asked if he would visit some of the detention facilities for migrants personally, Biden replied, "I know what's going on in those facilities."

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Allow me to make a bold prediction:  Joe Biden isn't going to the Mexican border.  Not this month.  Not next month.  Not ever.

[The] Border Patrol in [the] Rio Grande Valley [is] releasing illegal crossers into US without [a] court date.  Fox News confirmed Sunday [3/21/2021] that Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) have begun to process and release illegal border crossers who claim asylum without issuing a Notice to Appear (NTA) — allowing them to depart custody without scheduling a court date for a hearing.  The unprecedented move places the responsibility of seeking an asylum hearing on the migrants through Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or legal assistance.

Corporate Donors Dominate Push to Give Amnesty to 4.4M Illegal Aliens.  Multinational corporate executives, who often serve as the biggest donors for the nation's political class, are the driving forces behind an amnesty plan passed by House Democrats and nine House Republicans.  Last week, the House passed H.R. 6, known as the "Dream and Promise Act of 2021," to provide potentially 4.4 million illegal aliens with amnesty and put them on a track for American citizenship.  All 218 House Democrats voted to support the amnesty and nine House Republicans joined them, including:
  •   Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE)
  •   Rep. Maria Salazar (R-FL)
  •   Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)
  •   Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)
  •   Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI)
  •   Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
  •   Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)
  •   Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R-FL)
  •   Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)

Texas Gov. Abbott says Biden's migrant crisis is now a 'humanitarian disaster' amid COVID outbreak at hastily constructed child holding facility which has no 'usable running water'.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott has called the border crisis a 'humanitarian disaster' as COVID cases surge among teens held in a hastily constructed federal holding facility for child migrants with no drinkable water.  The detention center in Midland County, currently holding more than 400 youths, was opened on Sunday after federal officials converted a 'man camp' for oilfield workers to help handle a massive surge in illegal border crossings, including many unaccompanied minors.  More than 10 percent of the camp's population has tested positive for COVID-19 and at least one child had to be hospitalized.  And on Friday, Texas officials issued a dire warning that well water used at the holding site could be contaminated with arsenic or other toxins.

Biden giving media 'zero access' to border operations: photojournalist.  Award-winning photojournalist John Moore blasted the Biden administration for giving "zero access" to the media to observe Customs and Border Protection operations at the southern border.  Moore took to Twitter to lament the lack of transparency as a surge of migrants trying to enter the country has put a strain on resources.  "I respectfully ask US Customs and Border Protection to stop blocking media access to their border operations," Moore tweeted Friday.  "I have photographed CBP under Bush, Obama and Trump but now - zero access is granted to media.  These long lens images taken from the Mexican side."  Moore, a Getty Images correspondent, won the World Press Photo Foundation's 2019 photo of the year for his image of a Honduran toddler crying while her mother is detained by Border Patrol agents.

Biden's Illegal Immigration Agenda Creates Another Child Smuggling Crisis.  Those in government know full well the tragic consequences of opening our borders.  Rather than being motivated by compassion, they seek to gain power, and they're willing to sacrifice some of the most vulnerable people to do it.  The Biden administration's recent open-borders immigration policy and talk of potential amnesty has predictably resulted in a dramatic rise in unaccompanied children risking their lives to enter the United States across our southern border.  The number of children coming without parents is now more than 430 a day, with immigration experts predicting an influx of more than 100,000 unaccompanied children by the end of 2021.  Parents are paying murderous drug cartels thousands of dollars to smuggle their children across the border.  Some children are traveling across two or three countries to get here.

GOP representative predicts 1 million migrants at the border by summertime.  Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) on Sunday [3/21/2021] predicted 1 million migrants will attempt to enter the United States by the summer, as the Biden administration deals with a surge at the border.  "It's going to get worse.  It's going to get a lot worse, springtime, summer, more and more come over.  The messages coming back that, 'Hey, we got a new president; come on inl; We're open for business to the traffickers,' " McCaul told host Martha Raddatz on ABC's "This Week."  "I predict a million people trying to get into this country by the summertime," McCaul said.

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There may be a million illegal immigrants by the summer, and another million by the winter; but a year from now, the news media will still say, "there are 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S.," as if that number is written in stone.

Biden gives cartel human-smugglers an 'assist' by handing out free hotel rooms to illegal migrants.  [I]llegal migrant families (or "families") who make it illegally across to the states get free hotel rooms, courtesy of Joe Biden and the U.S. taxpayer.  That's what Biden has mandated in his self-created border crisis that didn't exist until he started offering immigration line-cutters benefits, and not surprisingly, the migrants are pouring over.  Now some new goodies await at the finish line. [...] What [this] amounts to is Joe Biden trying to hide the crisis by throwing money at NGOs and hoping no one notices the unvetted illegals, some with COVID, filling up border town hotel rooms.  No kids in cages pictures seems to be the aim, given Biden's effort to cover up such news from the media.  Now with the migrants scattered about in private hotel rooms in border towns, the Biden logic is that perhaps the media will go away.  That's a service-added for the cartels, which do entice migrants to leave their homes based on such goodies and not surprisingly they make lots of money off these crossings.  The free hotels will add more.  Thanks, Joe.

Biden Administration Awards $86 Million Contract for Hotel Rooms for Migrants to Manage the Crisis at the Border.  Axios is reporting today [3/20/2021] that the Biden administration has awarded an $86 million contract to house 1,200 migrant family members in hotels along the Texas and Arizona borders with Mexico as it tries to deal with the backlog of registration and processing the thousands of migrants caught while crossing the border — or surrendering themselves after crossing the border with a plan for how to be allowed to remain.

Biden Administration Flying Migrants to Northern Border for Processing.  No one should worry.  The Biden administration says there's absolutely, positively, cross-my-heart-and-hope-to-die no crisis in any way, shape, or form at the border.  Claims to the contrary are just right-wing propaganda and misinformation.  So why will ICE be flying hundreds of migrants a day to border facilities hundreds of miles away near the Canadian border?  Perhaps Biden wants us to pretend the border surge is mostly Canadians fleeing the oppressive Ottawa regime.  Or perhaps it's a surge in Eskimo and Aleut peoples fleeing climate change.  I'm sure the president would dearly love either scenario to be true, but alas, they are not.  And his refusal to acknowledge the crisis has become almost comical.

Don't say 'crisis': Biden team complicates border drama by refusing to utter dreaded word.  The Biden administration's refusal to call the migrant surge at the Mexico border a "crisis" might be making it harder to deal with.  President Biden's aides stonewall reporters who demand clarity on migrant numbers.  The administration instead blasts former President Donald Trump for the "cruelty" of his immigration policy.  This dodging has stoked congressional Republicans and the White House press, who are intensifying their demand for details.  Daily jousting about the label "crisis" has drawn extra attention to what is widely seen as a weak policy at the border.

WaPo: Biden Admin Planning To Fly Migrants From Mexican Border To Northern States.  Following reports that there are more than 13,000 unaccompanied minors in U.S. custody and that steady streams of people illegally crossing the border continue to add to an already massive processing backlog for ICE, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has asked for air support to move people to states along the Canadian border, according to the Washington Post.  Adding to the existing 1000 people waiting to be processed, another group of 1000 illegal immigrants crossed the southern border in just hours on Friday.  Though the Biden administration declines to call the surge of illegal crossings and dangerous overcrowding at detention facilities a "crisis," the situation has grown beyond what CBP along the U.S. — Mexico border can handle.

Biden's Rhetoric on Immigration Fueling Humanitarian and Security Crisis:  Rep. Babin.  Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) said Friday [3/19/2021] that President Joe Biden's rhetoric was fueling what he described as a humanitarian and national security crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.  After taking office, President Joe Biden rushed to end some border policies of his predecessor, proposed a pathway to citizenship for millions of people in the United States illegally, and promised in an executive order to "create a humane asylum system."  While the Biden administration has insisted that would-be immigrants should still follow the legal process for entering the country and that the border has not, as some contend, been flung open, the recent surge of illegal immigration suggests that is how it's being interpreted by many.  In recent days, the numbers of children and families caught trying to enter the United States illegally from Mexico has grown to magnitudes unseen since before the pandemic.  Customs and Border Protection has noted a more than 100 percent month-over-month increase in February in two categories of illegal aliens — family units and unaccompanied minors.

TX Gov. Greg Abbott Sounds the Alarm:  Border Surge Is Now a 'Disaster'.  We reported earlier that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) would be leading a delegation to the border to get answers from the Biden team whether they want to provide them or not on the crisis going on there.  But it seems to be getting worse by the hour.  First, the state and local governments have been up in arms because the Biden team never even told them that they would be sending the kids there or setting up a facility, just suddenly they showed up without consent or warning in Midland, Texas.

Senators see dire conditions in packed border stations, as officials consider flying migrants north.  Migrant children and families are dangerously packed into holding facilities on the southwest border, lawmakers and child-welfare monitors warned Friday, as Customs and Border Protection weighed taking the emergency step of putting migrant families on airplanes to states near the Canadian border for processing.  The strain of a sudden, sharp spike in apprehensions became clear as Department of Homeland Security officials and Democratic and Republican lawmakers toured the El Paso sector of the border and saw hundreds of children packed into large, open rooms and families streaming across the border at night.  Conditions were even worse hundreds of miles to the southeast in the Rio Grande Valley, a court-appointed monitor told a federal judge Friday [3/19/2021], saying the crowding in Border Patrol facilities was "profound," "not sustainable" and at risk of unraveling.

Texas sheriff in charge of US-Mexico border says it's 'basically open,' blames Biden.  A sheriff whose county sits on the Mexican border said the new surge of migrants essentially has an open door into the United States — and he believes the "crisis" will only get worse if the Biden administration doesn't take swift action.  "Now, basically, the border's open," Sheriff J.E. Guerra told The [New York] Post late Wednesday afternoon [3/17/2021]shortly after a ride-along with one of the department's sergeants.  "We're hopeful with this administration, [Biden's] got an opportunity starting now but let's wait and see, they've got to make a decision here pretty quick because as long as they think that, 'Hey, the border's open,' here comes the flood, they've got to stop that."

Jen Psaki used phrase 'crisis on the border,' then walked it back moments later.  As America faces a surge of migrants along its southern border, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki used the phrase "crisis on the border" on Thursday when answering a reporter's question, but walked the comment back when another reporter pointed out that she had used the term.  A reporter pressed Psaki about whether the move to send vaccines to Mexico had "any strings attached," related to expectations for Mexico to help address the situation at America's southern border.  "There have been expectations set outside of, unrelated to, any vaccine doses or requests for them, that they would be partners in dealing with the crisis on the border," Psaki said.

White House Secy.  Jen Psaki calls issues at border a 'crisis' before claiming she meant 'challenges'.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki got a slip of the tongue after she called the situation at the border a "crisis." On Thursday, Psaki used the term when she responded to a question about whether Mexico has any expectations on the Biden administration's handling of the migrant surge at the border.  "There have been expectations set outside of — unrelated to — any vaccine doses or requests for them that would be partners in dealing with the crisis at the border," Psaki stated.  The administration has downplayed the problems at the southern border, including the massive migrant influx since Joe Biden took office.  When called out for dubbing it a crisis, Psaki claimed she meant to say "challenges" at the border.

Biden wants AMLO to clean up Biden's mess.
Report: Biden [is] quietly telling Mexico to curb [the] surge of migrants.  The Biden administration has been quietly urging Mexico to increase its efforts to stem the flow of Latin American migrants, according to a New York Times report Thursday [3/18/2021].  This report came the same day that the administration announced plans to share millions of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses with Mexico and Canada.  At Thursday's press briefing, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the United States was planning to send 2.5 million doses of the vaccine to Mexico and 1.5 million to Canada, adding that it was "not finalized yet, but that is our aim."

Ted Cruz Rips Biden Up, Down and Sideways on Border Crisis, Bringing Delegation to Border To Get Transparency.  As we've previously reported, Joe Biden has created a huge mess with illegal aliens flooding in at the border.  Now the facilities that people and kids are being held in stuffed to the overflowing.  On top of that, the Biden team keeps trying to sell us this narrative that they have it all under control, it's not really a crisis although sometimes they slip up on that.  But even the liberal media isn't buying that it isn't.  But the Biden folks have been trying to make it hard on any media trying to report what's actually going on.

Texas Gov. Abbott reports COVID outbreak, no 'usable running water' at migrant holding facility.  [Quoting Gov. Abbott:]  We've known this is a crisis.  What I learned in just the past hour shows that we are now dealing with a humanitarian disaster.  I need to talk to you about two of the three locations where migrants are being held in Texas ... in addition to the Dallas location, there's the location in Carrizo Springs, which is in south Texas, as well as in Midland.  What we learned in Midland, just in the past hour, [are] two things.  One is they have no proven clean running water at the location.  They were using well water that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has informed the federal government has not been proven to be safe.  There's no telling what could be in there, including the possibility of arsenic.  So the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is evaluating the water, the running water.  So there is no viable, usable running water at the location in Midland.

Biden admin considering flying Latin American migrants to states near Canadian border: report.  As crossings along the southern border surge to near-record levels, the Biden administration is considering flying migrants to states near the Canadian border, according to a report.  Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requested the plane support from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Friday after 1,000 migrant families and unaccompanied minors crossed the Rio Grande into South Texas Friday morning, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials told The Washington Post.  Border agents still have another 1,000 migrants they were unable to process last night, according to communications reviewed by the Post.  The backups at CBP are exacerbated by the nearly 4,500 unaccompanied children being held in detention centers and tent sites at the border, many beyond the legal three-day limit.

Under Biden, US Will Resemble Lands Immigrants Left.  [I]mmigrants can only contribute beneficially to American society if they absorb and internalize its values and they themselves become absorbed and integrated into the overarching socio-cultural fabric of the host nation — otherwise they will, almost inevitably, become an onerous and disruptive element.  But when immigrants arrive in unrestricted, unregulated masses, such integration and absorption are liable to be very difficult, indeed, virtually impossible.  Thus, the social values and mores to which they are liable to be exposed and in which they remain immersed, are those of their country of origin, which they left, rather than those of the country of destination, in which they reside.  As the presence of such immigrant inflows increase, the environment in which they live will inevitably begin to resemble that which they left.  Thus, for example, instead of a Mexican immigrant becoming Americanized, more and more of America will be transformed into Mexico.

The Editor says...
Yes, but it will be Mexico with the addition of food stamps, AFDC, WIC, and food handouts.  The Democrats will make sure all the new arrivals are fully dependent on Big Government.

'I do not know of one individual that does not think walls work,' Border Patrol union chief says.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified to Congress this week that Border Patrol agents aren't necessarily fans of the border wall.  The head of the agents' union says that's just not true.  "I do not know of one individual that does not think the wall works," said Brandon Judd, an agent who is also president of the National Border Patrol Council, representing thousands of line agents.

Video: Reporters Demand To Know Why They Have ZERO Access To Border Crisis.  As the immigration crisis on the border worsens every day, reporters demanded Wednesday [3/17/2021] to know why they have not been given any access to facilities housing migrants, and why border officials have effectively been placed under a gag order, as reported by NBC News.  During the White House press briefing, Jen Psaki was grilled by reporter after reporter on why an administration that promised transparency is doing the exact opposite.  "It's now been three weeks since I think in this room, you were first asked about getting us some press access.  Why [have] we still not [seen] any images inside these facilities?" one reporter asked.  [Video clip]

Texas Democrat Sheriff: 'Basically, the Border Is Open... Cartels are Making a Killing Right Now'.  A Democrat Texas Sheriff working along the US-Mexico border weighed-in this week on the escalating humanitarian crisis sweeping the region; saying the area is "basically open" to migrants and "cartels are making a killing" through human trafficking.  "Now, basically, the border's open," Sheriff J.E. Guerra told the New York Post.  "The new administration came in, they changed policy, and I don't think that our federal government was prepared to have the adequate resources and you're seeing the results of that right now," the sheriff stated.  "They don't have the resources, the boots on the ground, nor the infrastructure to handle what you're seeing and I believe that it's going to get worse if the administration doesn't go back, or limit the policy.  So I feel for my partners, my federal partners."

Kobach: Biden Planned Surge to Bring in Illegals.  Goal Is Citizenship, Turn Texas Blue.  President Biden knew exactly what he was doing when he reversed almost every one of his predecessors' tough immigration policies with a farago of executive orders.  Biden's plan, immigration expert Kris Kobach wrote at Breitbart, was to cause the "crisis" at the border to swamp the nation with illegals.  They will eventually become citizens and turn Texas blue, wrote the former Kansas secretary of state.  And that, of course, means permanent Democrat control of the presidency and perhaps, the Congress.  The evidence for Kobach's claim:  Biden's promises of open borders, and a massive march of illegals into the country.  Border agents have apprehended almost 180,000 illegals at the southern border with Mexico since Biden took office.

The Biden Administration Is Imposing A Media Blackout At The Border.  On Wednesday [3/17/2021], NBC News reported the Biden administration has imposed what amounts to a media blackout at the southwest border amid a worsening crisis.  Border Patrol agents, including sector chiefs and press officers, are under an unofficial gag order not to answer questions from the press, according to four current and two former Customs and Border Protection officials who spoke to NBC News on condition of anonymity.  Federal officials along the border, they say, have been verbally instructed — there is no official memo, no paper-trail — to deny all press requests for ride-alongs and refer all media inquiries, even from local reporters, to Washington.  Officials responsible for gathering data about the number of illegal immigrants in federal custody, they say, have been told not to share that information with anyone to prevent possible leaks.

House OKs path to citizenship for millions, including 'Dreamers'.  The House of Representatives on Thursday [3/18/2021] voted to approve a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants, including farmworkers and "Dreamers" brought to the country illegally as minors.  The American Dream and Promise Act passed 228-197 with nine Republicans joining all Democrats voting in favor.  The bill would benefit young migrants and refugees with Temporary Protected Status.  The Farm Workforce Modernization Act passed 247-174 with 30 Republicans joining most Democrats in favor and one Democrat voting in opposition.

Keywords: insolent, stonewalling, incompetent.
White House Press Secretary Questioned about Biden Administration Muzzling Customs and Border Patrol, Response:  "ask them".  Today [3/17/2021] Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about Customs and Border Patrol officers informing media they are not allowed to talk about the border crisis per instructions from DHS and the White House.  The response from the White House is talk to DHS.  [Video clip]

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas: 'Extraordinarily Disrespectful' to Ask Me About Illegal Alien Crime Victims.  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas asserts it is "extraordinarily disrespectful" to ask him about American victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens.  During a hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday [3/17/2021], Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) asked Mayorkas about illegal alien crime victims.  Specifically, Cammack referenced the case of 19-year-old Amber Scott, a high school cheerleader at the time in Douglas County, Colorado, who was kidnapped at knifepoint in 2006 by 25-year-old illegal alien Pedro Martinez.

Illegal Immigration's Consequences Are the Pits.  Good Ol' Joe signed an executive order restoring asylum processing at the border, exchanging Trump's successful "catch and throw back into line" process for the former "catch and release" practice.  One effect of this is that sick illegals who are caught and released are not tested for SARS-CoV2.  That's some real compassion there.  And now, thanks in large part to Nancy's delaying tactics, $1,400 each is flowing to an untold number of illegals.  Zing!  Hundreds of thousands are now surging toward our borders; many millions are seriously contemplating that move. [...] The entire border is controlled by one cartel or another; all potential illegal immigrants must pay to pass.  Human traffickers force travelers into years of bondage to pay off their debts.  Rape and abuse along the way are routine.  Murder is not uncommon.  Mexico has been corrupted and continues to be destabilized by the vast and powerful criminality these organizations manage.  Some of the largest and most violent of these cartels are operating in dozens of other countries.

Biden issues gag order on Border Patrol, does all he can to cover up illegal alien surge.  Joe Biden has triggered a massive border surge, with the latest stats showing 100,000 detentions in last month alone.  Count the people who escaped detention, as much as 80% of them, according to this 2019 exploration of the issue from leftist Politifact, and the total is much, much, higher.  What's old Joe who created this mess with his many invitations to illegals to come on in to do?  Instead of warning of deportations, or vowing to yank amnesty, or promising new fences, or warning of prison, or something, his cowardly solution is to deny it.  Anybody notice that suddenly, there are no news pictures?  No kids in cages, no human squalor, such as leaked out during the Obama administration, when Obama triggered a surge.  The Border Patrol, meanwhile, reports that it's under gag orders from the White House.

Texas Governor Blames Biden for Surge of Migrant Minors at Border, Seeks Access to Detainees.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott in Dallas on Wednesday [3/17/2021] about the growing surge of migrants at the U.S. border with Mexico.  The governor directly blamed President Joe Biden's open borders policies for the humanitarian crisis.  Governor Abbott spoke at a hotel located across the street from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas where FEMA is housing some 3,000 teenage boys ages 15 to 17.  Breitbart Texas reported the teens would stay at the convention center for up to 90 days.  "These sites are a direct result of President Biden's reckless open border policies that are causing a surge in crossings and cartel activity," Abbott said.  "The administration has yet to provide answers that Texans deserve."

Smug Jen Psaki Announces Any 10-Year Old in the World Who Makes It Across the US Southern Border Will Be Allowed to Stay Here.  On Wednesday [3/17/2021] Biden White House Spokesperson Jen Psaki was asked about the endless stream of illegal aliens streaming into the US since Joe Biden opened the southern border.  The US is currently facing its biggest migrant surge into the US in 20 years.

Migrants Mass at U.S.-Mexico Border, Pinning Hopes on Biden.  Members of a group of migrants living in a new border encampment here have a message for the new U.S. president printed on their T-shirts:  "Biden please let us in!" Despite statements from the new administration that it won't let in large numbers of migrants anytime soon, hundreds of people have set up tents in a plaza just across from the U.S. border.  They say they believe President Biden, who campaigned on reversing Trump administration immigration policies, will soon welcome them.  "I'm paying rent [in Tijuana], but we have to be here in case they call my number," said Francisca Aguilar Garcia, pointing to a pile of blankets on a sidewalk where she and her family have slept for the past few weeks.  A Honduran native, Ms. Aguilar is hoping to enter the U.S. and claim asylum along with her husband, two sons and nephew.

Pelosi, Dems push citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants amid 'overwhelming' border surge.  House Democrats are rushing this week to approve citizenship rights for millions of illegal immigrants already in the U.S., even as the homeland security secretary warned that agents are arresting more border jumpers than they have in two decades.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi has teed up votes on one bill to grant quick legal status and a path to naturalization to farmworkers and another bill to do the same for young adult "Dreamers" and other migrants in the U.S. under the Temporary Protected Status program.  About half of the country's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants might be eligible under one or the other of the bills.

The Editor says...
Attention all incompetent news writers:  Please stop using the cliché "11 million illegal immigrants," as if that's a physical constant.  The actual number is probably three times that many.

Texas AG Ken Paxton Takes the Lead in Moving to Stop Biden's Radical Agenda.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton vowed to continue to take the lead in fighting the radical agenda of the Biden administration in an opinion piece for Fox News.  One of Biden's earliest executive orders, which would essentially stop all immigration enforcement except in cases of espionage and terrorism, would have a significant impact on Texas.  The state has the largest portion of the border with Mexico inside its state lines.  Paxton filed a lawsuit alleging that this is an abdication of the administration's responsibility to enforce federally enacted laws two days after the order was signed.  His filing in the Southern District of Texas resulted in a restraining order preventing the administration from implementing the moratorium on deportations.  A nationwide injunction has extended this ruling.  As much as district court judges' issuing nationwide orders is controversial, a porous border affects all states.  Once illegal immigrants are released, they travel all over the United States to reunite with family or friends.

DHS Officials Warned Biden Transition Team About Revoking Trump Border Policies, Former Top Adviser Says.  Career officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warned then-President-elect Joe Biden's transition team that revoking President Donald Trump's border policies would have "catastrophic consequences," according to Stephen Miller, who served as Trump's top adviser on immigration issues at the White House.  "Biden's transition team was warned by career DHS officials that terminating our proven border security measures would lead to catastrophic consequences. ... They ignored those warnings and voluntarily unleashed chaos," Miller wrote on Twitter on March 17.  "By 2020 — defeating a flood of meritless years-long litigation — we had in place the most effective, rock-solid, profound border security measures ever realized.  Biden inherited an unbeatable system.  He then immediately shredded it & created this rapidly-escalating emergency."  Miller, who is now a senior adviser to Trump, made the remarks in response to a news report about Biden telling Central American migrants to stay in their communities and not make the trek to the United States to cross the border illegally.

Fact-Checking DHS Chief's Dishonest Statement on Border Crisis.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas released a factually challenged and misleading statement Tuesday [3/16/2021] about the crisis on the border.  As specialists in immigration policy at The Heritage Foundation, we're going to correct the record here on Mayorkas' erroneous claims in a comprehensive response.  Claim No. 1:  "The expulsion of single adults does not pose an operational challenge for the Border Patrol ... "  Rating:  False.  One wonders whether Mayorkas ran this line by the men and women of the Border Patrol before saying it publicly, because if he had, he would've been embarrassed to make such a claim.  Our Border Patrol agents are apprehending 4,500 to 6,000 illegal aliens per day.  Former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said in 2019 that under the Obama administration, 1,000 apprehensions was a crisis.  We are at six times this volume today, and to suggest that dealing with this massive increase is not an operational challenge for the Border Patrol is to deny not just reality, but basic math.

Biden's Migrant Blackout.  Is there something missing from press coverage of the thousands of unaccompanied children who have illegally crossed the U.S. border from Mexico and are now in the custody of the Biden administration?  Yes, there is something missing — pictures.  Descriptions of the conditions in which the children are being held indicate a worsening situation.  "Hundreds of immigrant children and teenagers have been detained at a Border Patrol tent facility in packed conditions, with some sleeping on the floor because there aren't enough mats," The Associated Press reported recently from Donna, Texas, citing nonprofit lawyers who had interviewed the children but had not been allowed to inspect the facility.  Some of the young people had been held for more than a week — that's against the law — and had not been allowed to phone parents or relatives.  "Despite concerns about coronavirus," the AP continued, "the children are kept so closely together that they can touch the person next to them, the lawyers said.  Some have had to wait five days or more to shower, and there isn't always soap available, just shampoo, according to the lawyers."

Democratic Strategist Says Media Should Pressure Biden Regarding The 'Full On Crisis' At The Border.  Democratic political strategist Doug Schoen says the situation at the border is a "full on crisis" and the media is using a double standard to cover the increasingly tense situation while speaking to the Daily Caller's Brianna Lyman.  "We have a crisis, a full on crisis," Schoen said.  "Unless the Biden administration takes the issue on forcefully, we will have a full on crisis of politics and more important substance as we go forward."  Schoen said one of the causes for the recent surge at the border is that the Democratic Party won't promote a bipartisan immigration policy.

Most are not actual refugees.  They're just hungry international vagrants looking for a handout.
Funding approved for refugee resettlement programs across NYS.  On Monday, Assemblymember Jon Rivera and Senator Sean Ryan announced that funding for the New York State Enhanced Services to Refugees Program had "overwhelming support" in both Legislative houses.  As part of the 2021 state budget, the Assembly approved $3 million in funding.  The next steps for the approval process are pending.  The Enhanced Services to Refugees Program provides services so that refugees can successfully integrate into local communities.  The program began in 2017 in response to the federal government's pull back on refugee resettlement support.  Rivera and Ryan say refugees and immigrants have been instrumental in reversing the population decline in cities like Buffalo.  Over 90% settle in Upstate New York, which makes the Program "vital" to the region.

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If the population declined in Buffalo, there must be a reason.  There's no reason to bring in foreigners just so every house in Buffalo will be occupied.  How did this idea work out for France, England, Italy, Greece, and Germany?  Not too well.

So the border mess is Trump's fault?  The latest from the Biden White House is that they inherited a mess on the U.S.-Mexico border. [...] Yes, Biden broke it, and he needs to fix it or at least reverse course on the border.  Beyond the "kids on the border," what we have here is a contrast in leadership.  President Trump led by looking out for U.S. interests and enforcing the law.  On the other hand, President Biden has not enforced the law and could not stand up to the immigration activists even in the middle of a pandemic.  So the mess will get messier, and the voters will ask aloud:  how is any of this good for me or my family?

Biden should thank Trump, not blame him, for what he left.  [Scroll down]  This is what Biden is doing at the border.  He has begun to dismantle the policies that Trump put in place to control the migrant crisis of 2018-2019. As numbers predictably surge again, his Homeland Security secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, has absurdly called out Trump for having "dismantled our nation's immigration system in its entirety."  Speaker Nancy Pelosi chimed in over the weekend, claiming that "what the administration has inherited is a broken system at the border."  To the contrary, Biden has done the breaking.  The Trump administration had found ways, entirely in keeping with our laws, to turn away illegal immigrants during the pandemic and to discourage bogus asylum-seekers by making them wait in Mexico while their claims are adjudicated.  The Biden administration has blown holes in this arrangement without any evident follow-up plan except, of course, to maintain that Trump is to blame.

The border is wide open.  Sara A. Carter described an "overwhelming" crisis at the U.S. Mexico border, during the Sunday night Fox News show "The Next Revolution" with Steve Hilton.  Moreover, law enforcement officials attempting to mitigate the issue feel their "hands are tied," she said.  Carter recently returned from two border trips to McAllen and Brownsville, Texas and Yuma, Arizona.  "Many of them (migrants)... they're sitting there, people are crossing the border, turning themselves in, they're asking them to take off their shoelaces, they're asking them to remove their belts, they're basically saying 'welcome to America, you're not going to be kicked out, let's take you and get you processed,'" Carter explained.  She added, "And now the problem is is that it's overwhelming right now.  The facilities are overwhelmed.  You have over 9,300 children in the month of February."

DHS secretary:  Illegal immigration on border at highest rate in two decades.  The number of illegal immigrants trying to jump the border is on pace for the highest rate in two decades, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday [3/16/2021], delivering a sobering account just a day before he is to face Congress.  He placed blame for the situation on Mexico's lessening cooperation, on the conditions in other countries, on the coronavirus and on the Trump administration — but did not mention President Biden's changes, which many migrants themselves are citing as their reason for coming now.  In particular, Mr. Mayorkas said the Trump team left "no plans" for protecting Border Patrol agents and others on the front lines from the coronavirus.

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An effective president comes up with his own plans.  If President Trump had left detailed plans on the desk, Biden probably would have ignored them, and blamed Trump anyway.

Covert Biden Admin Border Tour Continues with No Media Allowed.  Law enforcement sources report the acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will continue his southern border tour in the Del Rio Sector on Saturday.  Officials denied an interview request from Breitbart Texas, calling the event a "no-media visit."  CBP denied a formal request from Breitbart Texas to speak with CBP Senior Officials Performing the Duties of the Commissioner, Troy Miller, about what his observations during his border tour have been and what plans the administration has to address them.  CBP officials sharply responded, "Sorry but this is strictly a no-media visit" when asked if the Acting Commissioner would allow for a media visit and answer questions.  As sources previously reported, the Biden administration is tightly controlling the messaging on an ever-growing immigration crisis[.]

Why you haven't seen photos from inside migrant facilities.  Despite pledges of "transparency," the Biden administration has prevented the public from seeing any photos or videos from inside federal facilities where migrant children and families are being held in overcrowded rooms for longer-than-permissible periods — all amid the coronavirus pandemic. [...] Reporters have not been allowed inside buildings and tents where thousands of families and children have passed through after being apprehended on the border then transferred to other agency facilities for longer-term holding.  The media were also not permitted into federal facilities prior to the Biden administration except for in rare circumstances in which the facility invited reporters for a tour.  Any person visiting such a facility, including lawmakers and media, must lock up his or her phone, camera, and any other recording devices in lockers before entering areas where people are held.

Dick Durbin:  Biden's Amnesty Plan for Illegal Aliens 'Doesn't Have Support'.  Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-IL) said there is not enough support in Congress to pass President Joe Biden's amnesty plan for millions of illegal aliens.  Last month, House and Senate Democrats introduced the Biden plan — known as H.R. 1177 & S. 348 — which would give amnesty to the roughly 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the United States while doubling annual legal immigration to the country, flooding the labor market with more foreign competition for the nation's nearly 17 million jobless Americans.

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What if the actual number of illegal aliens in the U.S. is over 30 million — or (by the time the law is signed) close to 40 million?

There's a new sheriff in town.  There's a new sheriff in town and he cares not a whit for you, your family, or your country.  The rescinding of the "public charge" rule was the latest domino to fall in the Biden administration's abandonment of all Trump-era measures to restrict immigration and protect the border.  People breaking into our country, now do so with impunity.  They are still breaking the law but there is no enforcement in the wokeisphere.  In the old America, if you wanted to become a citizen, you had to show proficiency in English, a basic understanding of American civics, and the ability to support yourself.  Then you would get in line with all the other applicants.  The impact of those requirements would now appear to be negligible with most immigrants coming here illegally.  The Biden administration sees only votes and will promote any law or take any executive action that makes it easier to enter the country.

On Mexico's Border With U.S., Desperation as Migrant Traffic Piles Up.  The migrants' hopes have been drummed up by human smugglers who promise that President Biden's administration will welcome them.  Instead, the United States is expelling them back to Mexico, where they wait along with tens of thousands of others hoping to cross.  The pressure, and desperation, is quickly building among families stuck in Mexico, as shelters and officials struggle to help them.

US Plans To House 3,000 Immigrant Children At Dallas Convention Center.  The U.S. government plans to use the downtown Dallas convention center to hold up to 3,000 immigrant teenagers as sharply higher numbers of border crossings have severely strained the current capacity to hold youths, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press.

Feds Bus Migrant Children into West Texas Town Under Cover of Darkness.  Reports from local news outlets in Midland, Texas, reveal busloads of migrant children being moved under the cover of darkness into a local holding facility.  State and local officials received little or no advance notice of the federal government's plans to move these migrant children into their community.  "On Sunday [3/14/2021], Governor Greg Abbott announced that the federal government planned to move some children from the border to a holding facility in Midland," CBS 7's Joshua Skinner reported.  "The migrants arrived in buses overnight."

Migrant Girls 'Are Being Raped,' Latino GOP Lawmakers Warn amid Biden Border Policy Shifts.  President Joe Biden's policies are fueling a crisis at the southern border that endangers American citizens, puts the lives of unaccompanied children at risk, and fuels sex trafficking, a group of GOP lawmakers declared Monday [3/15/2021].  Led by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the congressional delegation, including some of the top Republicans on committees with jurisdiction over America's southern international boundary, traveled to a section of the U.S.-Mexico Border in Texas.

The Rio Grande ferry service:  A riverbank, the flicker of a flashlight, frightened faces and finally a scramble into the U.S. repeated all night.  It began with the flicker of a flashlight, muffled voices and the gentle splash of paddles carrying softly across the stillness of the Rio Grande Valley.  As the silhouette drew closer to the shore we could suddenly see the bow of a small boat and the faces of women and children peering back at us though the gloom.  Moments later the raft reached the riverbank and the dozen or so occupants began clambering on to U.S. soil with dreams of starting a new life in Joe Biden's America.

Let that be a lesson to you.  Biden is a liar.  Bon voyage.
Migrants stuck at Mexico border thought they'd get easier entry:  'Biden promised us!'  Mexico continues to struggle with the sharply rising number of migrants turned away at the U.S. southern border, with many claiming they were "promised" by President Biden that they could enter the country.  The increased focus on the border situation has brought journalists to Texas, where the problem is most severe:  Migrant camps litter the border, with camps of dozens or hundreds of people who are either waiting to enter the U.S. or were just turned back.  New York Times reporters witnessed a number of incidents where migrants were turned away from the border.  Most were in tears, with some saying, "Biden promised us!" as they returned to Mexico.

NGOs Criticize Biden As He Flies Illegal Migrants Across Texas, Dumps Them In El Paso.  The crisis on the southern border has gotten so bad that the Biden administration is now flying illegal migrants across Texas to El Paso.  Once there, they are processed and dumped back into Mexico.  Overcrowding of detention centers and Title 42 are the reasons cited for the change in how Biden originally decided to handle the crisis.  Title 42 of the United States Code Section 265 allows CBP to quickly expel illegal migrants after they are taken into custody.  President Trump ordered Title 42 to be in effect on March 21, 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic became a factor in illegal immigration.  Expulsions under Title 42 are not based on immigration status.  They are tracked separately from immigration enforcement actions.  Title 42 specifically deals with the issue of public health.  It is meant to prevent spreading COVID-19 into border facilities and further into the United States.

Democratic Congressman Wonders Why Biden Hasn't Visited Border Yet.  Joe Biden has yet to visit the embattled communities along the border as the migrant surge ramps up.  This is unusual.  For a liberal, this is a dream scenario.  Not only could the president over-emote, blubbering all over the border, showing solidarity with citizens, but he could demonstrate how truly compassionate he is by embracing the new arrivals.  Think of all the photo ops.  But Biden has been absent and Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar wants to know where he is.

The southern border crisis IS Biden's immigration plan.
Southern border crisis might sink Biden immigration plan.  The uncontrolled surge of migrants at the southern border is being used as a major talking point against President Biden's preferred immigration legislation and his approach to the issue generally.  The Republican National Committee has characterized Biden's policy as "open borders and closed schools," hitting the administration on immigration and COVID-19 simultaneously.  "Joe Biden's policies are creating a crisis at the border," said RNC rapid response director Tommy Pigott in a statement.  "Far from reversing these policies, however, Biden is refusing to even recognize a crisis exists.  It is a complete failure of leadership, and America's border communities are paying the price."

Pat Buchanan Sets the Record Straight on the Border Crisis.  Roughly a year ago, Democrat candidates were asked on stage at the Democratic presidential debate if their healthcare program would cover illegal aliens.  As [Pat] Buchanan observed, "Each raised his or her hand, including front-runner Joe Biden."  By signaling their support for public assistance for illegals at the time, Democrats sent a message that amnesty and generous benefits await all illegals who enter the country.  Fast forward to the present, the new and ever-growing surge at the Southern border has become the new reality now that Biden is in office.  Buchanan detailed some of the lurid figures that are now beginning to surface with regards to the border:  According to a White House domestic policy council document, the number of children who, without a parent or guardian, will arrive at the border in 2021 will be about 117,000 — 50% higher than the record number of children who arrived in the 2019 humanitarian crisis.  Last month, Border Patrol arrested roughly 100,000 immigrants for illegal border crossings.  However, Victor Manjarrez Jr., a former Border Patrol agent who teaches at Texas University, believes the reported numbers are "an undercount."

Report: Biden CBP Facilities Are a Horror Show With Kids Sleeping on the Floor and Going Hungry, and It Gets Worse.  Whether the Biden wants to admit it or not, it's a crisis at the border. [...] The Biden team is claiming that their response is humane, but as this new, CBS News report explains, they've reactivated a crisis — which President Donald Trump effectively solved — with their horrendous policies.  So no, it isn't humane when they trigger a flood and can't effectively deal with it because of the massive amount of people.

Wall Street Journal Bans Reporters from Using the Term 'Illegal Immigrant'.  The Wall Street Journal, owned by billionaire Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., is banning its reporters from using the term "illegal immigrant" and "illegal" to refer to illegal aliens living in the United States.  This week, in an update its style guide, the Journal states that while it will allow reporters to continue using the term "illegal immigration" to describe the process of illegal aliens arriving and staying in the U.S., it will no longer permit reporters to describe individuals as "illegal" or "illegal immigrant" in an effort to stop "labeling people."

More Dems Rip Biden Over Open Border Policies: 'I Don't Care What We Call It'.  As the migrant influx along the U.S.-Mexico border grew beyond crisis proportions last month and into March, Republicans regularly sounded the alarm bell that Joe Biden's reversal of President Trump's tough enforcement policies would lead to the situation getting out of control.  It has, of course, though the Biden administration still won't really admit it.  But what's changed is that now even Democrats are sounding the alarm, especially those who represent border states and border regions.

The word the Biden administration won't use when it comes to the border? 'Crisis'.  The Biden administration is facing what it admits is an "overwhelming" number of migrants at the southern border while scrambling to construct new facilities to hold child migrants — but it is doggedly refusing to describe the situation as a "crisis."  Agents in the Rio Grande Valley sector in Texas are encountering 1,500 migrants a day, overwhelming the sector — and Fox News on Saturday obtained exclusive photographs of a temporary outdoor processing site there in Mission, Texas.

ICE asks for volunteers to send to the border as soon as this weekend and south Texas migrant complex is SEVEN times over capacity.  ICE has asked for volunteers to send to the US-Mexico border 'as soon as this weekend' as a south Texas migrant complex is seven times over capacity and reports are surfacing of children being forced to sleep on floors of detention centers.  Michael Meade, ICE's acting assistant director for field operations called for the 'immediate' deployment of available personnel to the border in an urgent email to senior staff Thursday night as he warned the challenging circumstances will likely 'grow over the coming months'.  More than 3,500 unaccompanied teens and children have been held in Customs Border Patrol (CBP) detention centers designed for adults in recent days as Joe Biden's easing of immigration rules has fueled a surge in migrants crossing the border.

Crossings surge but the Biden administration insists there is no border crisis.  Shocking video shows a massive line of migrants being smuggled across the Rio Grande into Texas, despite President Joe Biden continuing to insist there is no crisis along the southern border.  The clip, which was captured on Thursday morning by former Border Security Operations Center manager Jaeson Jones, shows dozens of migrants standing on an embankment as they wait for boats to bring them across into the United States.  The small boats appear to be operated by people smugglers concealing their identities in ski masks.

It's time for Red States to start nullifying federal law.  Here are some of the issues that could be affected by the concept of nullification:  [...] [#3] Nullify open border policies.  With Biden announcing his intent to grant amnesty to all illegal aliens, combined with his hostility to border security, expect the border to get out of control.  Already, migrant caravans are heading to the border.  States should nullify such pro-open border policies and use their resources to stop illegal immigration.  The reality is that states were originally involved in setting immigration policy and indeed, used to detain and deport illegals prior to the existence of a Border Patrol or ICE.  The only mention in the constitution regarding immigration is "to establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization."

Team Biden knows its open-borders plan is unpopular — so why do it?  "BIDEN," say the young demonstrators' T-shirts, imitating his campaign logo, "PLEASE LET US IN!"  What a waste of T-shirt money:  For President Biden seems determined to let in as many immigrants as want to come.  The numbers are daunting.  About 80,000 people tried to cross the southern border this January, double the number in January 2020.  That number could easily balloon this spring, traditionally the peak migration season, with fewer COVID-19 restrictions in place.  And with less cooperation from Mexico.  The 2019 illegal surge was quashed by the protocol to which then-President Donald Trump got Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to agree.  AMLO kept Central American would-be migrants inside Mexico, which reduced attempted border crossings and stifled the coyotes' business model.

Chuck Schumer Warns Joe Biden on Border Policy: 'You've Got to Do Better'.  Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is warning President Joe Biden to clamp down on the uncontrolled migrant inflow at the U.S. border.  "They are rolling up their sleeves and working on this.  I think it will get better in the next few months," Schumer told ABC's The View on Thursday [3/11/2021], adding, "If it doesn't, I will go to them and say, 'You've got to do better.'  I will be public."

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Senator Schumer will also huff and puff and blow their houses down.  I'm sure "they" — the people who are rolling up their sleeves, whoever "they" are — are terrified that Chuck Schumer might return in a few months and tell them "You've got to do better."  Talk about a powerful incentive!

Border Democrats Are Starting To Speak Up About Biden's Immigration Policies.  A number of Texas Democrats are starting to speak out against President Joe Biden's immigration policies as thousands of illegal immigrants have crossed the border in his first six weeks on the job.  The Biden administration and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas have refused to say there is a crisis at the border, despite a surge in illegal immigrants trying to enter the U.S. Border agents encountered over 9,000 unaccompanied minors in February, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) acting commissioner Troy Miller announced Wednesday [3/10/2021].  Texas Democratic Rep. Vicente Gonzalez was critical of Biden's immigration policy in early March and said there needs to be a better plan in place.

Hundreds of Illegal Migrants Line Up As Smugglers Help Them Cross Rio Grande.  Massive lines of illegal immigrants can be seen in this video from yesterday [3/10/2021] awaiting smugglers to help them cross the Rio Grande river into the United States.  According to The Federalist [Article Here] the video was shot by "a law enforcement official whose agency and identity are hidden to protect from repercussions."  [Video clip]

Border Patrol Union Chief Says [the] Daily Migrant Surge [is the] Worst He's Witnessed In 24 Years.  The Border Patrol union chief said Thursday [3/11/2021] on "America's Newsroom" that in 24 years of service, he has never seen a daily migrant surge like the one underway.  The president of the National Border Patrol Council, which represents roughly 20,000 Border Patrol agents, said the public should be "very concerned" and asserted that if the increase continues, the Border Patrol will [have] apprehend more people in 2021 than in any previous year in its history.

Biden's Border Czar To Migrants, In Spanish:  The Border Is Closed.  This is the second time in the last two weeks that a top U.S. immigration official has resorted to begging people not to come.  I think it might be all they're willing to do by way of "enforcement" to deter child migrants from entering the country. [...] But the border isn't closed.  We know that the number of unaccompanied minors arriving each day has been increasing over the past two weeks.  We also know that the Border Patrol is so overwhelmed with managing that crisis and housing kids temporarily until HHS shelters can take them that it's gotten easier for adults to cross the border illegally, with reports recently of more than a thousand people observed entering the U.S. in a single day.  With a pro-amnesty Democrat in the White House and the left wing of his base agitating against any sort of enforcement measures, this is the best opportunity immigrants have had in years to gain admission to the U.S.  No amount of polite scolding by Jacobson is going to blind them to that fact.

Furious Sheriff Spreads Photos of Biden's 'Crime Scene'.  The fact that President Joe Biden stopped work on the border wall — even the sections we'd already paid for — is of little surprise.  After all, the wall was nothing less than former President Donald Trump's signature project.  He'd made some headway on it, and that headway was going to be stopped — even if the contracts were signed, the materials had been delivered and the work had begun.  The surprise was that Biden left the project in a state where not only was there not a wall to protect against smugglers, but there was infrastructure left behind that acted to aid the smugglers the wall was supposed to protect against.

Leftists' inconsistencies are catching up with them.  Going back at least as far as Franklin Roosevelt, Democrats have been the blue-collar party.  And going back to the Civil Rights movement, even though the Democrats had to be dragged kicking and screaming into supporting the Civil Rights Act, they've positioned themselves as the party of Blacks.  However, over the past four years, Democrats transformed from being highly supportive of illegal immigrants to a completely open borders party.  Biden, despite having sworn to uphold the Constitution and laws of the United States, has erased entirely U.S. sovereignty and all immigration laws.  Now, blue-collar workers and Blacks (two strongly overlapping groups) have realized that the Democrat party has just invited in millions of people who will take their jobs, lower their wages, compete with them for housing, bring more crime to their neighborhoods, and overwhelm their schools.

Biden Broke The Border, Now He Owns The Crisis.  Just one week ago, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas flat out denied that there is a crisis at the southern border.  "The answer is no," he said in answer to a reporter's question.  "I think there is a challenge at the border that we are managing."  The very next day, administration officials informed President Joe Biden that the number of migrant children in the U.S. is on pace to beat the previous record by 45% and that there aren't enough beds to accommodate them.  Then Monday [3/8/2021], Mayorkas started pleading for volunteers to help Border Protection cope with the "overwhelming" surge of illegal border crossers.  "Your colleagues need assistance," he said.

Biden Border Crisis Escalating Dangerously Across the Southwest.  An unprecedented flood of migrants heading for the United States from the Mexican border has created a dangerous crisis that has the Biden administration scrambling to react.  And when CNN is the one reporting it, you know it must be very bad. [...] Things have gotten so bad that Alejandro Mayorkas, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, is asking DHS staff to volunteer to help deal with what he is calling an "overwhelming" number of migrants at the U.S.-Mexican border.

Correcting the Biden Administration's Lies About the Border Crisis.  What is happening right now on the border and within the United States regarding illegal immigration is being misrepresented by the Biden administration and much of the media.  Most nightly television broadcasts do not even mention the chaos on the border, what is causing it and what the government is doing in response.  When they do, they merely copy the administration's talking points that are inaccurate and misleading.  There is currently a surge at the border.  Border Patrol is apprehending more than 4,000 people a day.  There was one day last week that they arrested over 4,700 people.  They are calculating that there is an additional 500-1,000 escaping apprehension daily.  Those that are getting away are estimated by sensor traffic and camera traffic that Border Patrol couldn't quickly respond to.

DHS Alejandro Mayorkas Admits: 'Overwhelming Numbers of Migrants' Rushing Southern Border.  With the relaxed border policies of President Joe Biden, "overwhelming numbers of migrants" are rushing the U.S. border, according to Alejandro Mayorkas, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). [...] Mayorkas' admission is a major change from his March 1 statement at the White House, where he described the rising rush as a "stressful challenge," but not a crisis.  "I think the answer is no," Mayorkas responded when he was asked if the rush of migrants is a border crisis.  "I think there is a challenge at the border that we are managing, and we have our resources dedicated to managing it."

Biden Admin Restricts Senior DHS Officials from Sharing Border Crisis Info with Reporters.  A senior-level law enforcement source in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told Breitbart Texas they received verbal orders from within the agency limiting their ability to speak freely about the growing crisis along the border.  The official with knowledge of the restrictions spoke under the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak on the matter.  "The situation with media relations now is night and day compared to the last administration, The official said.  "We have been advised not to speak on immigration issues at the border and to rely on DHS's Office of Public Affairs and the Whitehouse Press Office to handle messaging."

Arizona and Montana Take Legal Action Against Biden Admin ICE Arrest Regulations.  Arizona and Montana are taking legal action to block new Biden administration immigration regulations, saying that these would cause negative consequences for the states.  The new rules would limit the capability of ICE to detain some illegal immigrants unless they pose a threat to national security, entered through the border after Nov. 1, or committed aggravated felonies.  The Biden administration says that the rules don't impair arresting or deporting people, but the officers in the field would need to request permission from their superiors to arrest people outside of the aforementioned cases.

Volunteers?  Like a militia perhaps?
DHS Pleads for Volunteers to Assist With 'Overwhelming' Surge at Southern Border.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking volunteers from among its agencies to assist in dealing with an "overwhelming" migrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border, as the Biden administration continues to deny that there's a crisis.  "Today, I activated the Volunteer Force to support Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as they face a surge in migration along the Southwest Border," DHS Secretary Mayorkas said in an email to employees on March 8, obtained by several news outlets.  "You have likely seen the news about the overwhelming numbers of migrants seeking access to this country along the Southwest Border," Mayorkas said.  "President Biden and I are committed to ensuring our Nation has a safe, orderly, and humane immigration system while continuing to balance all of the other critical DHS missions."

AZ Border Chief Says Illegal Immigration On Track To Top Past Three Years Combined: 'Already Surpassed' 2018.  A U.S. Border Patrol official said that illegal immigration is on track this financial year to top the past three years combined.  John Modlin, the interim chief in charge of the Border Patrol's Tucson sector, revealed how large the ongoing flood of illegal immigration has grown over the past several months.  Modlin said that if the current pace continues unabated, illegal immigration will top all of 2018, 2019, and 2020 combined.  "So right now we're about a hundred percent over where we were this time, this last fiscal year.  We've already surpassed in the first four months of this fiscal year.  We've already surpassed all of 2018.  If the flow continues at the rate it is here, by the end of this fiscal year, we will have surpassed '18, '19 and '20, all combined," Modlin told Sharyl Attkinson, host of "Full Measure with Sharyl Attkinson."  Border agents have arrested nearly 300,000 illegal immigrants trying to enter the United States over the past four months alone.

Analysis: Biden's Open Border Policies May Not Work Out After All.  The situation at the southern border is deteriorating rapidly enough that even normally Democrat-friendly media outlets are feeling obligated to report on it.  Over at The Hill, Brett Samuels provides an analysis of the current trends and the conditions that immigration officials and illegal immigrants are facing.  The huge numbers of unaccompanied minors being picked up by border security is rapidly overwhelming the capacity of facilities all along the border to process.  The current situation is being described as a crisis, even by some Democrats and Biden supporters and there doesn't seem to be any plan in place to deal with the surging numbers.  One Texas state senator told The Hill that the current situation "is fast becoming a crisis and that officials there do not have the resources they need to process the migrants or to test them all for COVID-19."

Reminder:  All of these people came to the U.S. voluntarily, expecting to get something for nothing.
Biden Putting Migrant Kids In 'Facilities Akin To Jails,' Separating Them From Parents 'For Weeks': Reports.  Democrat President Joe Biden is reportedly putting migrant children in detention facilities that resemble prisons and is separating the children for weeks on end — both issues that Democrats and the media used to attack former President Donald Trump during Trump's presidency.  "The number of unaccompanied migrant children detained along the southern border has tripled in the last two weeks to more than 3,250, filling facilities akin to jails as the Biden administration struggles to find room for them in shelters," The New York Times reported.  "The children are being held in facilities, managed by the Customs and Border Protection agency, that were built for adults.  The border agency has been the subject of widespread criticism for the horrific conditions in its federal detention facilities, in which children are exposed to disease, hunger and overcrowding."

Biden's Border Brouhaha is Just the Start.  Wow, who could have foreseen that the illegals would be swarming the border?  Surely the Biden people are in touch with the activist groups that are distributing Biden Let Me In t-shirts.  And, by the way, we military history readers know that armies of migrants heading across Central America for the U.S. border don't feed themselves.  They aren't feeding themselves "off the land" as armies from Xenophon's Ten Thousand to Sherman's "bummers" have done down the ages.  Someone is organizing the feeding of these people, and someone is paying for it.  I wonder who? [...] But what about the current People of Color citizens?  Do not you activists — "allies" every one — care that the unskilled migrants you bring into the country are competing with historically marginalized oppressed peoples for jobs?  And that they lower the wage level, and that if you raise the minimum wage it will just distort the labor market more and make everyone from the white working class on down more despairing?

White House says it must 'work more' to discourage illegal migrants coming to US.  Thousands of illegal immigrants are being set free across the country as the crisis on the southern border escalates — and the White House admitted Monday it isn't doing enough to discourage people from seeking unlawful entry to the United States.  Speaking to reporters during a press briefing, White House press secretary Jen Psaki acknowledged the failures after being pressed about the administration's handling of the situation.  "I would say it's clear we need to work more on getting the message out and being very clear, now is not the time to come," said Psaki, before reiterating the Biden administration's claim that "the majority of people who come to the border are turned away."

Biden Designating Venezuela For Temporary Protected Status — Estimated 300,000 Living In US Will Be Eligible.  The Department of Homeland Security will designate more than 300,000 Venezuelans living in the U.S. illegally for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) on Monday evening, senior administration officials told reporters ahead of the announcement.  The officials said the new designation marks a departure from the Trump administration's "unilateral" approach to Venezuela and will last for 18 months, as is customary of TPS designations.  The move marks one part of the Biden administration's attempts to have U.S. allies increase pressure on Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to engage in legitimate negotiations with Venezuela interim President Juan Guaido and the opposition party.

Cesar Chávez would have hated the Biden administration.  Biden has issued executive orders that ban enforcing immigration law while simultaneously inviting in a new wave of illegal aliens.  These E.O.s also suspend deporting illegal aliens, even those awaiting trial for felonies and other serious crimes, and signal that all new arrivals will be eligible for social benefits such as health care.  Cesar Chávez's struggle in the 1970s and '80s can help explain the impact this will have on labor markets in general and working-class Americans in particular.  Chávez understood that illegal immigration diminishes workers' earning power.  Chávez, although erroneously described as a civil rights leader, was a labor leader who struggled tirelessly for his Campesinos in the United Farm Workers Union. [...] Chávez's most formidable obstacle was the inexhaustible supply of cheap, illegal labor flooding over the border.

Want to understand why we're so divided?  [Thread reader] Take a moment & examine the misinformation here (both deliberate & inadvertent).  FACT 1: Dem spending bill sends $1400 to each adult in US.  FACT 2: Dems voted against my amendment to prohibit sending those $$ to criminals (murderers, rapists, child molesters) currently IN PRISON.  EVERY Dem voted to send criminals the $$.  FACT 3: I then called up my amendment to prohibit illegal aliens from getting the $1400 checks.  FACT 4: Durbin then screamed "liar!" and insisted no illegal immigrants would get $$ because the bill requires social security numbers.  FACT 5: Lefty "press" outlets, like Daily Beast, dutifully repeated Durbin's charge.  They did ZERO fact checking [of] their own, just said that my claim that illegal immigrants would get the $$ was "false."  FACT 6: Lefty pundits & celebrities like Morgan Fairchild happily repeat the charge that I "lied."  They know none of the facts, but in this politically charged world, the other side must always be wrong.  FACT 7: As it so happens, it was Durbin who was lying, and he knew it.  Why?  FACT 8: There are 12mm or more illegal immigrants.  60% of them are from visa overstays.  Many (if not most) of them have social security numbers.  FACT 9: When Durbin said "illegal immigrants don't have social security numbers," he was deliberately saying something false, knowing it would be repeated.  FACT 10: Under the bill's language, MILLIONS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS will get the $1400 checks.

Biden Admin Restricts Senior DHS Officials From Sharing Border Crisis Info With Reporters.  A senior-level law enforcement source in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told Breitbart Texas they received verbal orders from within the agency limiting their ability to speak freely about the growing crisis along the border.  The official with knowledge of the restrictions spoke under the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak on the matter.  "The situation with media relations now is night and day compared to the last administration, The official said.  "We have been advised not to speak on immigration issues at the border and to rely on DHS's Office of Public Affairs and the Whitehouse Press Office to handle messaging."

Dan Crenshaw shares videos of him touring border in a helicopter, says situation is 'unstable'.  Rep. Dan Crenshaw posted videos of himself taking a helicopter tour of the southern border, saying the situation there is "unstable" and footage showing large stretches of unfinished border wall.  "Right now, I'm at the CBP station in Edinburg; just got a briefing from Texas Department of Public Safety," Crenshaw said.  "And look, here's going to be the big takeaway from today and everything we've put out about what's going on on the border:  The situation is completely unstable.  That's the takeaway."  Crenshaw added that the state of Texas has been forced to pick up the bill for the federal government's lack of enforcement at the border.

John Ratcliffe:  "Biden Created the Border Crisis, Biden Owns The Border Crisis".  Former Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, appears on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo to discuss HR1 and the escalating border crisis.  Ratcliffe rightly notes the policies of President Trump had stopped the border crisis.  U.S. agreements with Central American nations along with diplomatic terms with Mexico were working and the influx of illegal immigrants was essentially halted.  However, as Biden has reversed all of the Trump policies the explosion of the border crisis is entirely his responsibility.  "Biden has created the current border crisis, and Biden owns the current border crisis."  [Video clip]

Do We Even Have A Republic Anymore?  You know, it's illegal for foreigners to come into our country without us inviting them.  There are laws, lots of them, that say that's not allowed.  And the laws further say that illegal aliens are to be rounded up and shipped home.  I took high school civics back about the time Reagan was in his first term and apparently stuff has since changed, but according to my civics class, the president is supposed to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed." [...] So now, apparently, it's totally fine to ignore laws the elite doesn't like even though they are laws that our representatives enacted.  In the case of immigration, that means just order all the little executive branch functionaries not to function.  So, suddenly, everyone from Tijuana south is heading north.  Effectively, the laws our reps made have been repealed.  Except you and I never got a say in that repeal.  We said — and we know we did because it's a law — that we didn't want this.

Hundreds Of Illegals Walk Across Border Into Arizona.  Video captured this past weekend shows a steady flow of migrants walking into Arizona from Mexico completely unimpeded.  The footage was tweeted by U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) who wrote "The tip of the iceberg near Yuma, AZ as immigrants begin to flood into the US responding to @JoeBiden's open border, catch and release policy."  The Senator added "How many have COVID?"  [Video clip]

This is why an insurmountable wall is needed at the border:
Thousands of migrants crossing US border overwhelm government agents.  Thousands of Central American migrants, many of them unaccompanied children, have been streaming across the southern border in recent days, overwhelming government agents.  Many of those trying to cross the border had been told by Mexican officials that they would be able to enter the US.  In one camp on the Mexican side of the border, which had been set up two years ago, some asylum seekers were told that may reopen their cases and they would eventually be able to enter the US to wait out the asylum process, according to a CBS report.  Mexican authorities have long tried to close the improvised camps that have been set up by migrants attempting to cross into the US.  The new influx is largely due to instability and spiraling COVID-19 infection rates in Central American countries as well as perceptions of a shift in immigration rules under the Biden administration, according to US Customs and Border Protection.

Gov. Abbott Deploys Texas National Guard, State Troopers to Counter Biden's 'Open Border Policies'.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced the deployment of the state's National Guard and State Troopers to respond to the growing border crisis.  Governor Abbott announced Operation Lone Star "to combat the smuggling of people and drugs into Texas" on Saturday [3/6/2021].  The operation will integrate the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) with the National Guard, Abbott said.  He is ordering the deployment of air, ground, marine, and tactical border security assets to high threat areas.

Ariz. Sheriff Blasts Biden, Says He 'Owns' Current Border Crisis; 'We Had It Under Control'.  Law enforcement officials along the U.S. southwest border who enjoyed a huge respite in illegal alien traffic under the Trump administration are now having to deal with hordes of new migrant crossings thanks to major reversals of Trump's policies by Joe Biden.  In an interview last week with Fox News, Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels blasted Biden for those policy reversals, all of which came via executive order, saying that now there is are once again serious problems on the border.  Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels slammed President Joe Biden during a Fox News interview this week for the ongoing crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that Biden's reversal of the last administration's policies has caused a serious problem on the border.

Texas Democratic Rep: 'We Are Weeks, Maybe Even Days Away From a Crisis on the Southern Border'.  Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) has been sounding the alarm for weeks about the growing crisis at the southern border, telling anyone who would listen that the crisis is real and will spiral out of control unless something is done.  Cueller hasn't exactly hit the panic button, but the reality is that numbers don't lie.  About 10,000 people trying to enter the United States last week were apprehended — 2,500 in the last two days alone.  Border Patrol data shows that In October 2020, there were 71,922 apprehensions, while in November, data showed 72,091 apprehensions.  In January, data showed a significant rise with 78,323 apprehensions.  "We are weeks, maybe even days, away from a crisis on the southern border.  Inaction is simply not an option," said Congressman Cuellar.  "Our country is currently unprepared to handle a surge in migrants in the middle of the pandemic."

Trump Slams Joe Biden on Border Crisis in Scathing Statement.  Donald Trump slammed Joe Biden on his failure to secure the border which has led to a spiraling crisis.  Joe Biden's decision to undo Trump's border policies created a massive surge of migrants and unaccompanied migrant children.  Because of Joe Biden and his globalist handlers, more than 117,000 unaccompanied children are on track to show up to the border this year.  Super Spreader Joe Biden is also releasing COVID positive migrants into the U.S. interior.

Report: Biden Transforming ICE Detention Facilities into 'Rapid-Processing' Centers.  The Biden Administration is turning ICE long-term detention facilities for migrant families into rapid-processing reception and release centers.  The re-designated hubs will move migrant families more quickly from the border region into the U.S. interior.  ICE officials told immigration advocates and relief organizations they are ending long-term detention of migrant families, the San Antonio Express-News reported last week.  The facilities will be "rebranded" as "reception centers," the ICE officials stated.  The plan by Biden officials is to convert the long-term family detention centers in South Texas into "Ellis Island-style rapid-processing hubs" with a stated goal of releasing migrant families into the U.S. interior within 72 hours, the Washington Post revealed.

Cartels Introduce Wristband 'Inventory System' For Illegal Immigrants.  The Biden administration says there's no crisis at the border, although the numbers of unaccompanied minors coming across right now, and the federal government's scramble to find housing for them, say otherwise.  But migrant children are only part of the story.  What most news outlets are not reporting is the surge in adults crossing the border illegally, ferried over the Rio Grande and escorted into the U.S. by smuggling networks that contract with powerful cartels to bring people in without being apprehended by Border Patrol.  These operations are sophisticated — so sophisticated that smugglers are now requiring migrants to wear wristbands as a way to keep track of who has paid and which smuggling outfit is in charge of whom.  Jaeson Jones, a retired captain for the Texas Department of Public Safety and owner of Tripwires and Triggers, which tracks cartel activity on the border, shared images with The Federalist of discarded wristbands on the U.S. side of the border that he says "represent a process that says which smuggler group has moved them," as well as other information.

America's elites are waging class war on workers and small biz.  In America, class warfare is often disguised as culture war, and culture war is often cloaked by talk of race.  But underneath it all, the class warfare is still there.  Whether accidentally or intentionally, America's upper classes seem to wind up harming the working class and small businesses, always in the name of some high-minded cause.  On immigration, for example, the go-to move is to call people who object to open borders racists and nativists.  But what's behind it?  As Biden economic adviser Jared Bernstein commented:  "A tight job market pressures employers to boost wage offers ... One equally surefire way to short-circuit this useful dynamic is to turn on the immigrant spigot every time some group's wages go up."  Immigration as a way of keeping working-class wages down.

Biden's US-Mexico border pullback creating 'roads for the cartels,' Arizona sheriff says.  The U.S.-Mexico border region in Arizona is becoming less secure since President Biden took office, a sheriff is alleging, according to a report.  "We just built roads for the cartels," Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels said, according to the Washington Times.  Dannels explained that by halting work on the border wall championed by former President Donald Trump, the Biden administration has left intact the high-speed roads that were built to help Border Patrol agents manage the region — but is failing to follow through with the barrier that was planned to keep illegal immigrants and smugglers of humans and drugs out of the U.S.

Biden administration denies there's a border crisis, but here's the reality.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas sparked a debate this week when he said that the situation on the southern border is not a crisis but a "challenge."  The comment triggered raucous rebuttals from Republicans, and even one Democrat, who said the releases of untested migrants into Texas border communities during a pandemic is reason for major concern.  But what is a border crisis?  U.S. law does not define the term. [...] Border officials anticipate 117,000 children will arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border without a parent or guardian in 2021.  The number is higher than the 68,000 taken into custody during the 2014 surge of solo children, which Obama termed an "actual humanitarian crisis."  It's greater than the 80,000 who arrived during the 2019 surge, which then-DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen called "a humanitarian and security crisis."

Number of Illegal Border Crossings Now 6 Times What Obama Team Considered 'Crisis'.  According to former officials in the Obama administration, the standard for a border crisis was 1,000 attempted crossings a day.  Who was on the team that set that standard?  President Joe Biden — then vice president — and Alejandro Mayorkas, then deputy secretary, and now secretary, of homeland security.  When the Trump administration ended, the U.S. was deporting more people than were illegally coming into the country.  In less than a month under Biden, the number of people illegally coming into the country is more than 6,000 per day — that's six times the crisis level as set by the Obama team.  According to a source with knowledge of what's happening at our southern border, the Border Patrol, in one day, encountered 4,700 people trying to illegally enter the U.S. About another 900 were observed but not detained.  In addition, another 400 were detained and sent back.  This volume is straining resources at the border.

Texas Dem Sounds Alarm on Pending Biden Immigration Crisis: 'The Impression Is That the Border's Open'.  According to multiple reports, the Biden administration is facing an impending border crisis.  "We're seeing the highest February numbers than we've ever seen in the history of the [Unaccompanied Alien Child] program," a Department of Health and Human Services official told Axios last week, while the Wall Street Journal reported that the February number is expected to be 9,000 — up 50 percent from January and 68 percent higher than December.  So far, the Biden team has stressed that the situation is not a crisis, even as the Department of Homeland Security is reportedly projecting 117,000 border crossings by unaccompanied minors this year — 45 percent higher than the all-time record.  "We are not saying don't come.  We are saying don't come now, because we will be able to provide a safe and orderly process to them" DHS secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a White House press conference on Monday.

Migrants wear Biden T-shirts at US-Mexico border, demand clearer policies.  Migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border on Tuesday were photographed wearing T-shirts in support of President Biden at the San Ysidro crossing port in Tijuana, Baja California state.  One apparent migrant held up a poster that read, "Biden, please let us in!"  Prospective U.S. residents and progressive Democrats are hoping the new president will implement more lenient immigration policies than former President Trump, though some politicians like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., have expressed concern with Biden's use of migrant holding facilities at the border.

Become an illegal alien to the US! Win big prizes, get free stuff — with no taxes.  Are you almost broke because of medical bills?  Does your job, that you're lucky to have, leave you so exhausted that you have no time or patience for your family?  Are federal and local taxes grabbing an ever larger part of your income, reducing your after-tax income?  Do you want to move to another part of the country with better professional opportunities, proximity to family, pleasanter weather, and/or lower taxes but can't afford the expense?  Does the lawyer you hired to fight the ticket for going over 5 miles above the limit charge more than the ticket you can't afford?  Did you commit a minor crime as a teenager years ago, repent, but still find it difficult to get a job or decent housing because of this stain on your record?  Are you having trouble with tuition payments for the school that offers the best training for your dream job that will pay you a living wage?  Did you lose a job to a much less qualified special minority?  If you answered yes to any of the above questions, help is on the way!  Do I have a deal for you!  Become an illegal alien to the United States, and all these problems — and more! — are solved!  Free!

Asylum Seekers 'Stream' Into U.S. After Biden Revokes 'Remain In Mexico' Policy.  Asylum seekers who were instructed to "remain in Mexico" under the Trump administration's heavily immigration restrictions are now "streaming" across the southern border, according to the Daily Mail, in the hopes of being allowed to either put their case before an American immigration court or be allowed to remain in the United States pending an asylum hearing.  "The first asylum seekers have crossed the Gateway International Bridge from Mexico to the US after Joe Biden overturned Donald Trump's tough immigration policies," the outlet reported Sunday [2/28/2021].  "Men, women, and children from a migrant camp of at least 700 in Matamoros, Mexico, just across the river from Brownsville, Texas, have been crossing into the United States after spending months stuck in Mexico waiting for their cases to be processed."

ICE locks Twitter account that alerted public of illegal immigrants freed by sanctuary cities.  ICE has locked down a Twitter account that was used to alert the public to illegal immigrants released by sanctuary cities.  @ICEAlerts is now "protected," meaning only those who had already been following the account can see the target names.  Users also can't retweet the old posts, said Jon Feere, a former senior employee at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement under President Trump.  ICE did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the change, but Mr. Feere said the Biden administration doesn't want people to know what kinds of criminals it's no longer actively seeking to deport.

The Editor says...
This part is news to me:  I didn't know the government had direct and immediate control of Twitter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Editor says...
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.

On the fence
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.

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The phrase we are a nation of immigrants is a deceptive canard.  Most of the people in this country were born here.  While it is true that at some point in history, everybody's ancestors immigrated to North America, the same is true of every other country in the world.

Democrats don't understand this surprising secret of Trump's success.  There is no question that President Trump is the most disruptive force in politics today.  The president has torn up every political playbook.  His political survival after two years in office is a modern-day miracle, and his polling numbers are even running ahead of where Presidents Obama and Clinton were at this point.  President Trump's most powerful weapon so far has not been the insult — which he certainly has been willing to use — but the idea.  Take his idea for ending birthright citizenship.  Can't say I support it.  I don't.  But it's not an insult, a racial epithet, or an off-color joke.  It's an idea that focuses on how an open-borders policy reverberates.  And it's even an idea that former Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada once passionately supported.

How Progressives Killed Birthright Citizenship.  Progressives may very well have set the table for the end of birthright citizenship by executive order or legislation during the 1990s.  This was not their intention, of course, but in their unprincipled pursuit of political power, they unwittingly might have choked off all attempts to cover birthright citizenship in a constitutional mantle.

"Nobody needs to know" Beto Campaign Appears to Illegally Spend Funds on Supplies for Caravan Aliens, Campaign Manager Says "Don't Worry".  Project Veritas Action Fund has released undercover video from current Congressman and US Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke's campaign.  The video exposes how his campaign staff appear to be illegally using campaign resources to buy supplies and help transport Honduran aliens.  This is the eighth undercover video report Project Veritas has released in a series revealing secrets and lies from political campaigns in 2018.

Migrant caravan coordinator says demand for Mexico to provide buses has 'failed'.  The leading migrant caravan trying to make its way to the United States border is admitting defeat after asking the Mexican government to provide dozens of buses to speed up the group's journey northward.  The setback comes days after caravan leaders asked for "safe and dignified" transport to Mexico City, a checkpoint along the way for a group that has been dwindling in size as members either apply for protected status in Mexico or drop out over fatigue exacerbated by the sweltering weather conditions they have been facing.

Trump to curtail asylum at border, build tent cities to hold migrants.  President Trump announced a major change in U.S. asylum policy Thursday [11/1/2018], saying the government will no longer allow migrants who jump the border to turn around and claim asylum in an attempt to gain a foothold here.  The president said migrants who show up at the official land ports of entry will still be allowed to make claims, but blocking claims by those who sneak into the U.S. could change the patterns and cut down on the caravans now headed for the border.

Migrants traveling to US sue Trump, government; claim violation of constitutional rights.  A dozen migrants traveling by foot from Honduras to the U.S. to seek asylum filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday against President Trump, the Department of Homeland Security and others, claiming a violation of their due process under the Fifth Amendment.  The Fifth Amendment states that, "no person... shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law."  A recent PBS report cited former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who ruled in 1993 case that "it is well established that the Fifth Amendment entitles aliens to due process of law in a deportation proceeding."

Proof Democrats Are Trying to Steal the Election.  Let me share the hate Democrats are sending out daily in texts to voters.  I guarantee normal Americans will be revolted.  First of all, these Democrat "get out the vote" texts I am bombarded with all day, every day, arrived without ever asking for my permission.  That's a violation of the law.  Secondly, most of them arrive in Spanish, which tells me that either Democrats assume the typical Democrat voter no longer speaks English... or they have me on a list aimed directly at foreign-born, non English speakers.  It is telling what they are saying to these foreign-born Democrat voters.  These texts from liberal groups claim that we must vote for Democrats because Trump and Nevada U.S. Senator Dean Heller "will deport and jail your family.  Trump and Heller hate Mexicans.  Vote."

Citizen Birthright Can Be Defeated and Kavanaugh Will Be Instrumental.  Conservatives tend to favor an original construction interpretation of the Constitution.  To do this, one must look at the spirit, i.e., reason, time and current events that led up to a new amendment.  The Fourteenth Amendment has nothing to do with illegal immigrants.  A significant takeaway from Justice Kavanaugh hearings was the interpretation of the Constitution is essential.  He talked in great length about the spirit of an amendment when drafted and implemented.  Justice Kavanaugh is an originalist and looks deep into the purpose of modification.  In July of 1868, the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified and placed into law.  The spirit of the new amendment was not about illegal aliens.  It had nothing to do with the issue.  At that time, the last addition to the Constitution abolished slavery, which took place in the Thirteenth Amendment.  Adversaries to the freedom of released slaves were starting to create laws, i.e., Jim Crow, in an attempt to end around the Thirteenth Amendment.  They tried to undermine federal law, causing dissension between states and the Federal Government, bringing forth a need for the Fourteenth Amendment.

Trump hardens stance on Mexico border, says 15,000 troops could be sent.  U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday [10/31/2018] the United States could send as many as 15,000 troops to the border with Mexico, as he hardens his stance against a caravan of migrants fleeing violence and poverty in Central America.

Why are Dems getting so worked up about birthright citizenship?  The Dems and the media are having another Trump-induced stroke over the issue of "birthright citizenship."  The Dems; the media; and Paul Ryan, the speaker of the House, would have you believe that the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees U.S. citizenship to anyone born in this country.  The 14th Amendment was passed by a Republican Congress after the Civil War to guarantee citizenship and equal rights to the freed slaves. [...] The 14th Amendment does not guarantee citizenship to everyone born in the USA.  The language states that the persons born or naturalized, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens.  If you are a naturalized citizen, you take an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution and renounce allegiance to foreign powers and thus subject yourself to the jurisdiction of the USA.

Levin and Horowitz:  Yes, Trump can end birthright citizenship for children of illegal immigrants with an executive order.  [Daniel] Horowitz told [Mark] Levin that President Trump has the authority to issue an executive order clarifying how the executive branch will interpret the 14th Amendment concerning the citizenship status of children born in the United States to illegal aliens.  He said that those who say otherwise, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., are "constitutionally illiterate."  "Let's put this in plain English here," Horowitz said.  "Basically they're saying, Mark, I could break into your home, kick down the door, drop a kid there, and he has the right to live there for the remainder of his life and there's not a darn thing you can do about it."  "The reality is that even if we agree to the notion of birthright citizenship ... there is no way you could extrapolate that to people who came here without consent.  The key words are 'consent' and 'sovereignty.'  Nothing ever supersedes that.  Nobody could unilaterally assert jurisdiction and make it that there's nothing we can do to stop this," he continued.

The Caravan Is Not Coming Because It's Already Here.  The mostly military age males on the way to the U.S. southern border are not wearing pink [protest] caps, but they might as well be.  Instead they're carrying little flags honoring the very countries they claim they must escape, and rather than screeching like the Women's March protesters did, they break into their national anthem whenever the media is about.  The Caravan Mission, like the Big Women's March the first day after President Donald Trump's Inauguration, was painstakingly organized long before the pink cap protesters ever hit the streets.  Not even ganged-up social media or flash mobs can put millions of protesters on the street overnight.

Mark Levin:  Paul Ryan Is 'Utterly Wrong' on Birthright Citizenship.  Tuesday [10/30/2018] on his nationally syndicated radio, conservative talker Mark Levin criticized House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) for dismissing President Donald Trump's claim in an interview with Axios that he could end the immigration policy of birthright citizenship through an executive order.  Ryan contended that a president could not end birthright citizenship "with an executive order" in an interview with Lexington, KY radio station WVLK.

Obama's Migration Record:  Almost One Migrant for Every Two Graduates in 2016.  President Barack Obama spiked legal and illegal immigration to a record level of 1.75 million in 2017 by accepting one migrant for every two young Americans who entered the workforce in 2017."  The huge inflow matched the record set in 1999 when Bill Clinton was president.  Obama's wave of legal immigrants, illegal migrants, and visa workers rose from 1.1 million in 2009 to 1.75 million in 2017.  In the same year, roughly four million Americans turned 18 and joined the workforce.  The four million Americans included the children of immigrants as well as the children of illegal migrants.

Birthright Citizenship:  It's About The Law, Not Mob Rule.  President Trump's comment that he might end birthright citizenship for the children of illegal aliens certainly deserves both political and legal debate over its merits.  What it doesn't deserve is another shrill, nonstop "Trump is Hitler" attack by far-left Democrats and the media.

Operation Faithful Patriot:  Video Shows Hundreds of Military Vehicles Being Shipped to Southern Border.  President Trump said on Wednesday to a pool of White House reporters that he may send upwards of 10,000-15,000 troops to the southern border to deal with the horde of mainly military-aged male migrants marching through Mexico to the United States.  "As far as the caravan is concerned, our military is out... we'll go up to anywhere between 10 and 15,000 military personnel, on top of Border Patrol, ICE and everybody else at the border," Trump said, according to Reuters.  Earlier this week, the military was to deploy 5,000 troops to the southern border in anticipation of the migrant caravan in a mission dubbed 'Operation Faithful Patriot.'

Caravan Hopping the Bus.  Fox News reporter Bill La Jeunesse seemed to me to be performing public relations work on behalf of the migrant caravan in his regular live hits from Mexico.  Either that or he had succumbed to a variant of Stockholm Syndrome.  Has Griff Jenkins relieved him? [...] Yesterday [10/30/2018] Jenkins reported that buses had mysteriously appeared to move the caravan along (video below).  Who is defraying the expenses?  Jenkins says it is the state of Oaxaca "getting volunteer buses to put people... on them and take them to their next location."  Now I can see why the state of Oaxaca might want to help the multitude move on, but I'd want to hear more before buying the concept of "volunteer buses."  Jenkins counts 11 buses and notes that more would be needed to move the entire multitude.  Except for the factor of the buses, this is a confusing report.

Now a fourth caravan has left El Salvador.  Some 2,000 migrants traveling in two groups departed El Salvador's capital Wednesday morning [10/31/2018] on their way to the US by way of Mexico, making it the fourth caravan to embark on the 1,000-journey in the last two weeks.  This latest group hit the road even as President Donald Trump promised to send thousands of troops — possibly as many as up to 7,000 by some estimates   to secure the southern border and increased pressure on Mexico to halt the flow of people.  Police in San Salvador estimated the two groups leaving the capital numbered around 1,000 each.  One cohort left around dawn, followed by a second later in the morning.

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Redundancy alert:  "As many as" and "up to" carry the same meaning, so it isn't necessary to use both phrases.  Five points off.  See me after class.

Ending Birthright Citizenship.  American history familiar to many high school students demonstrates how wrong birthright citizenship is.  Indians living on reservations were not American citizens for most of our history, despite being born in our country.  Native Americans were considered members only of their sovereign Indian tribes, until Congress extended blanket citizenship in 1924. Similarly, children born to foreign ambassadors while in the United States are not American citizens, but are citizens of their country of origin.  In their crusade against President Trump, globalists trot out alleged experts claiming that Trump's proposal is impossible, unconstitutional, or morally wrong.  But the hysterical overreaction by his critics proves how right Trump is.

The Case Against Birthright Citizenship.  A heated national conversation about birthright citizenship and the 14th Amendment is currently underway, and we think many politicians, pundits, and scholars on both the right and left are getting it wrong.  Claremont Institute scholars have been thinking and writing about this problem for many years.

Levin: Paul Ryan was dead wrong on birthright citizenship.  Here's how.  Tuesday [10/30/2018] on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin ripped Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., for his response to President Trump's statement that he plans to issue an executive order to end birthright citizenship.  Ryan claimed the 14th Amendment creates the birthright citizenship and that therefore such an executive order would be unconstitutional.  "There's been no law passed that conveys birthright citizenship onto illegal aliens.  There's been no Supreme Court decision that definitively confers birthright citizenship onto illegal alien children.  Nobody's a hundred percent certain how this came to be.  But everybody seems to be a hundred percent certain that the president can't fix it. ... Well, does the Constitution confer birthright citizenship on the children of illegal aliens?  Of course it doesn't!"

The caravan of the saints.  This is what you get when you permit the impoverishment of an entire continent, and then exploit the undocumented labour of those able to escape[.]

Harry Reid In 1993: 'No Sane Country' Would Give Citizenship To People Born From Illegal Aliens.  President Donald Trump said on Monday [10/29/2018] that he would pursue an executive order to outlaw birthright citizenship just days before the November midterm elections, which, as expected, caused a meltdown from the political Left.  "It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment," Trump said in an interview.  "Guess what?  You don't.  You can definitely do it with an act of Congress.  But now they're saying I can do it just with an executive order... We're the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States... with all of those benefits.  It's ridiculous.  It's ridiculous.  And it has to end."  Democratic politicians and left-leaning organizations immediately jumped on Trump's comments, claiming that he was trying to "fan the flames of anti-immigrant" hate and that he was trying to "incite his base."

Armed Migrants in Caravan Opened Fire on Mexican Cops, Say Authorities.  Mexican authorities arrested two Hondurans who allegedly shot at federal police officers escorting the migrant caravan across the southern state of Chiapas.  The attack follows shortly after government warnings about Molotov cocktail attacks around a second caravan near the border with Guatemala.  The attack took place near Ignacio Zaragoza, Chiapas, when members of Mexico's Federal Police were escorting the migrant caravan as part of "Operativo Caminante" or "Operation Walker" across the southern border state.

Report: Central American Migrants Set Fire to Mexican Immigration Facility.  A group of Central American migrants facing deportation set fire to a Mexican immigration facility in an apparent attempt to escape.  The alleged arson comes at a time when Mexican authorities reported the use of firearms and Molotov cocktails within the migrant caravans as they make their way through Mexico to the United States.  The fire was reportedly started at a facility dual-purposed as a checkpoint and makeshift detention center for Mexico's National Migration Institute (INM) in Pijijiapan, Chiapas, when a group of migrants housed there set fire to their mattresses, Televisa Noticias reported.  According to local public safety director Jaime Marroquin, authorities were housing 21 men, five women, and three children which were in the process of being deported.  The migrants reportedly set fires to give cover to their escape.

Human Smuggler Unloads 16 Migrants on South Texas Ranch, Says Border Patrol.  Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents witnesses a human smuggler crash a pickup truck loaded with 16 migrants through a rancher's gate and into a fence.  Fortunately, no one was injured in the crash.  Laredo Sector agents patrolling near Hebbronville, Texas, observed a pickup truck loaded with a group of migrants traveling on FM 649.  As the agents began to follow, the driver made a sharp turn and crashed through a ranch gate, according to Laredo Sector Border Patrol officials.  The agents pursued the vehicle into the ranch and found it after the driver crashed into a fence.  The agents witnessed a large number of people bailing out following the crash, officials stated.

Yes, Unvetted Illegal Caravans Threaten Public Health.  From Newsweek, which is supposed to, you know, report actual news of the week: "'We don't know what people have': Laura Ingraham calls migrant caravan a health issue."  And from The Daily Beast:  "Fox & Friends Host Brian Kilmeade Fears 'Diseases' Brought By Migrant Caravan."  This is not "news."  It's propaganda recycled and regurgitated by lazy political operatives masquerading as journalists.  At least the Newsweek writer gave credit to his zealous hitmen sources:  "Ingraham's comments," he dutifully wrote, "were first highlighted by Media Matters for America."  MMfA is a militant left-wing oppo research outfit funded by progressive billionaire George Soros.  Somehow, not-really-Newsweek forgot to mention this fact.

Revoking birthright citizenship would enforce the Constitution.  Temporary visitors, such as tourists, students and guest workers, can unilaterally confer citizenship on their children merely by giving birth while here, is the claim.  That view has given rise to the cottage industry known as "birth tourism."  Worse, under this view, citizenship is automatic even if the parents overstay their visas and become illegally present in the United States.  Worse still, such citizenship is automatic for children born of parents who were never lawfully present in the United States in the first place.  In a nation such as the United States, which is rooted in the idea that governments are formed based on the consent of the governed, the notion that foreign nationals can unilaterally confer citizenship on their children as the result of illegal entry to the United States (and therefore entirely without our consent) is a bit bizarre.  It rewards lawlessness, undermining the rule of law.  It deprives Congress of its constitutional authority to determine naturalization power.

Birthright Citizenship and Its Allies.  In 1989, an illegal alien being escorted back to the border gave birth in an Immigration and Naturalization Service van.  That child was an American, thanks to our granting citizenship to children born on U.S. soil — a generosity that also extends to children born on any one of 15 islands between the Philippines and Hawaii.  Our promiscuity with citizenship, however "generous" it may seem, effaces the salience of an institution central to the concept of nationhood.  That is doubtless what President Trump had in mind when he told reporters from Axios that he intends to sign an executive order that would put a stop to America's birthright citizenship policy.

Why Democrats are staying silent about the migrant caravan.  Four months ago, critics on the left wouldn't shut up about the border and some, like Mayor Bill de Blasio, made grandstanding trips to Texas detention facilities and held press conferences to denounce Trump in the harshest possible language.  Now, despite the president's tough talk and use of the military, leftist pols hardly make a peep, fearful that defending the caravan could be political suicide.

Mexican State Reportedly Providing Charter Buses To Drive Migrant Caravan Closer To US Border.  The migrant caravan originating from Central America reportedly has a new method of reaching the U.S. border with Mexico: professional charter buses.  Fox News reporter Griff Jenkins reported Tuesday [10/30/2018] from Mexico that the thousands-strong migrant caravan is now being chartered to the U.S. border by tour bus.  Jenkins showed multiple professional buses lined up and boarding migrants to take them to their next destination on the path to the American border.

Trump, the 14th Amendment, the Caravan, and the Constitution.  In today's installment of exploding heads, President Trump has proposed to overturn, via executive order, the constitutionally dubious "birthright citizenship" interpretation of the 14th Amendment.  There's no question he has the authority to issue such an order in his capacity as president and commander-in-chief — each of the three branches is equally responsible for fidelity to the Constitution, and each is free to interpret it as it sees fit.  That the 14th amendment — the centerpiece of the Reconstruction Amendments passed and ratified under the Johnson and Grant administrations, but proposed and voted in by the Radical Republicans in Congress — applies specifically and only to the newly freed slaves is clear not only from its historical context, but to its very language: [...]

As the Caravan Approaches:  There Probably Will Be Blood.  There seems no way that the caravan of 4,000 [to] 14,000 migrants approaching our southern border is going to end without blood being shed. [...] Let it be clear:  If we let them in — and, yes, they are people with feelings and sensitivities and loves and hopes and dreams — then there will be another Caravan after it, and next time it will be a Caravan of 10-15,000 sensitive lovers and hopers and dreamers.  And three months later it will be another Caravan.  And then another.  What $38 million cash raised and wasted in one calendar quarter could not buy for Beto O'Rourke and his Kennedyesque DUI driving record and his Kennedyesque attempt to flee from the scene, the hordes will solve:  Texas really will turn bold shades of "overnight blue."  Arizona will turn blue.  Alabama and Mississippi will turn blue.  North Dakota and Montana and Idaho will turn blue.  We will lose this country — exactly as the Democrat playbook seeks.

Mexico's ambassador to U.S. claims there are very violent migrants in caravan.  Mexico's U.S. Ambassador — Geronimo Gutierrez — is blasting Democrats for saying everyone in the migrant caravan are all peaceful refugees seeking asylum.  On Tuesday [10/30/2018], Gutierrez explained there have been multiple instances where migrants have been "very violent," while rebelling against border authorities.  This comes after Mexican officials warned some migrants in Guatemala are building makeshift bombs to use against police officers guarding the border between Mexico and Guatemala.

Donald Trump:  Birthright Citizenship 'Will Be Ended One Way or the Other'.  President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday [10/31/2018] to continue fighting to end "so-called birthright citizenship."  "So-called Birthright Citizenship, which costs our Country billions of dollars and is very unfair to our citizens, will be ended one way or the other," he wrote on Twitter.  The president's proposal to issue an executive order to end birthright citizenship was revealed by Axios reporter Jonathan Swan on Tuesday [10/30/2018] during an interview with Trump.

Birthright citizenship is a scam.  There is no other word for it.  Under current interpretations of American law anyone born on our soil automatically becomes a U.S. citizen.  Context is irrelevant.  It doesn't matter if your parents were terrorists or illegal aliens or foreign saboteurs if their plane was forced down to refuel and you emerged.  It doesn't matter.  If you were born on our property, you are a citizen.  In a recent interview with Axios, President Trump suggested this is not a great deal for America.  He pledged to change it with an executive order.  As of right now, it seems likely that order would abolish so-called "birth" tourism.  That's where people travel to the United States solely for the purpose of having kids and winning citizenship along with the many benefits that follow from that.  We'll know more about it soon and of course, we'll tell you when we do know.  But nobody else in Washington is waiting for details.  They hate it already.

Trump is right — ending birthright citizenship is constitutional.  President Trump's announcement Tuesday that he is preparing an executive order to end birthright citizenship has the left and even some conservatives in an uproar.  But the president is correct when he says that the 14th Amendment to the Constitution does not require universal birthright citizenship.  An executive order by President Trump ending birthright citizenship would face a certain court challenge that would wind up in the Supreme Court.  But based on my research of this issue over several years, I believe the president's view is consistent with the view of the framers of the amendment.  Those who claim the 14th Amendment mandates that anyone born in the U.S. is automatically an American citizen are misinterpreting the amendment in a manner inconsistent with the intent of the amendment's framers.

Mexico making caravan walk, not ride, to the US border.  White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Wednesday [10/31/2018] that Mexico has taken significant steps to slow down the caravan of Central American migrants as it makes its way toward the southern U.S. border.  In a Fox News interview, Sanders said specifically that Mexico has helped make sure caravan members stay marching on their feet, and aren't taking buses or other transportation.

Birthright citizenship needs fixing.  What President Trump plans to change about birthright citizenship is a mystery.  But his comment to a reporter on the subject sent the commentariat into a tizzy.  Some raised valid constitutional and legal objections.  As House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., noted, "you cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order," and the Constitution does, broadly, prescribe citizenship for babies born in the U.S.  But Democrats and their media allies risk overreaching if they think the public agrees with their absolutist view on the matter.  The question is, ought we to confer citizenship to every baby born here.  We suspect that most people agree, as we do, that children born here to illegal immigrants and legal passers-through should not get citizenship automatically, but children born to permanent residents should.

'Migrant caravan' has no right to be here.  Amid the conspiracy theories and the bloody madness revolving about the matter, we've never quite settled on the proper nomenclature:  What do we call thousands of Central Americans tramping towards our southern border intent on entering our country and living here?  "Migrant caravan" has a pleasant ring to it, as though this were a modern-day Canterbury Tales.  But theirs is not a pilgrimage from which the travelers will one day return home.  This is a body of people the size of a town population looking to relocate to the United States whether the citizens of this country like it or not.

Caravan Contradictions.  A "caravan" — the euphemism for a current foot-army of more than 10,000 Central Americans — of would-be border crossers has now passed into Mexico.  The marchers promise they will continue 1,000 miles and more northward to the U.S. border, despite warnings from President Trump that as unauthorized immigrants they will be turned away.  No one has yet explained how, or by whom or what, such a mass of humanity has been supplied, cared for, and organized.  Once at the border, the immigrants further predict that they will successfully, but illegally, enter the United States, then claim refugee status, and finally rely on sympathetic public opinion — and progressive political activism — to avoid deportation.  If past experience is any guide, they are quite right in thinking they can melt into the population, ignore future legal summonses, and count on the de facto amnesty that currently protects 22 million illegal aliens, the vast majority from Mexico and Central America.

Second migrant caravan storms into Mexico.  The second migrant caravan, believed to be armed with bombs and guns, crossed into Mexico on Monday despite a huge police presence.  Hundreds of migrants following in the footsteps of the first caravan heading to the U.S. border crossed a river from Guatemala.  A low-flying police helicopter hovered overhead as the migrants waded in large groups through the Suchiate River's murky waters, apparently trying to use the downdraft from its rotors to discourage them.

When Refugees Were Conquerors.  Ah, the refugee caravan.  Would it be a midterm election without a bunch of oppressed brown-skinned asylum seekers storming the border?  In a way, these refugees are like cicadas, appearing with clockwork predictability anytime the powers-that-be need a good "humanitarian crisis" to tug on voters' heartstrings.  So now we have the Hondurans, marching toward the border, holding the flag of their native country, demanding political asylum because (according to them) if they were to stay in their native country, they'd be slaughtered by their beloved countrymen.  But hey, let's proudly wave the flag of that native country made up of [bad people] who want us dead.  Remember when all those Jewish refugees from Germany in the 1930s arrived in the U.S. waving Nazi flags?  No?  Neither do I.  I mean, I hate to come off as suspicious or untrusting, but it seems a little odd to be haughtily displaying the flag of a country that you are supposedly fleeing because everyone there wants to murder you.

Democratic Attacks:  Who's Paying?  [Scroll down]  Similarly, the Honduran caravan seems just too convenient and perfectly timed to be a coincidence, doesn't it?  All of a sudden, 10,000-plus politically oppressed people just absolutely have to make their way to the U.S. border, right now, just as the midterm elections are upon us.  The Democrats once again have brought forth one of their favored issues:  Republican hardheartedness, coldly turning away pregnant women and helpless, undernourished children from a better life in America.  Well, that just isn't who America is, is it? [...] The question that seems obvious is, how did this caravan come to be?  Why now?  How do they eat, and who provides for their basic sanitary, transportation, and shelter needs along the path of their valiant, arduous journey?  It's a long trek.  It ain't free.  Who's paying?  Who's the organizer?

Caravan with Honduran flag
Oath Keepers:  We Urge President Trump to Deploy Active Duty Troops, En Masse, on Mexico Border.  We the military and law enforcement of Oath Keepers call on President Trump to deploy infantry and other combat arms troops to the border with Mexico in large enough numbers to secure the full length of the border against all illegal foreign invaders.  The just-announced joint CBP/DOD operation, which will supply military mobility, engineering, medical, and planning support for the Customs and Border Protection (CBP), is a step in the right direction, and may be sufficient to handle the specific mass caravans of illegals, including MS-13 gang members and criminals from the Middle East, that are currently in the news, but it falls far short of what is actually needed to secure the border against the ongoing daily invasion by illegal aliens.

Migrant Caravan Demands Mexico Provide Them Transportation.  The massive chain of migrants slowly making its way towards the U.S. southern border, which is still some 1,000 miles north, is now demanding that the Mexican government provide transportation for its estimated 4,000 participants — demands issued amid reports of outbreaks of violence as more groups have forced their way through Mexico's southern border.  "Worn down from long miles of walking and frustrated by the caravan's slow progress, some migrants have been dropping out and returning home or applying for protected status in Mexico," AP reports.

Can Trump End Birthright Citizenship With An Executive Order?  On Monday [10/29/2018], President Trump announced to Axios on HBO that he would pursue an executive order to outlaw birthright citizenship just before the election.  "It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment," Trump stated.  "Guess what?  You don't."  He then added, "You can definitely do it with an act of Congress.  But now they're saying I can do it just with an executive order... We're the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States... with all of those benefits.  It's ridiculous.  It's ridiculous.  And it has to end."  Trump isn't wrong that the United States is one of only two developed countries to maintain birthright citizenship (the other is Canada).  But it's dicey whether an executive order could simply change birthright citizenship, or whether an act of Congress could.

Birthright Citizenship And How All Amendments Aren't Created Equal.  This morning [10/30/2018] the big buzz is President Trump's statement to the effect that he intends to end birthright citizenship.  Trump told "Axios on HBO" that he has run the idea of ending birthright citizenship by his counsel and plans to proceed with the highly controversial move, which certainly will face legal challenges. [...] I suspect that any executive order that tries to do this will eventually be invalidated by the Supreme Court based on Article 1, Section 8, of the Constitution.  It would be nice if the Supreme Court didn't take the easy way out, though, because I welcome a full-blown challenge to the idea of birthright citizenship simply to put the idea to rest.

President Trump reveals plan to use executive order to end birthright citizenship for children of illegals.  Expect an explosion of media outrage and high powered lawsuits, especially in jurisdictions with Trump-hating federal judges.  President Trump has launched an October surprise.  Last night [10/29/2018] in an interview granted to Jonathan Swan of Axios, President Trump announced his plans to use an executive order to end birthright citizenship for children born on American territory to illegal immigrants and foreign citizens, presumably at least those "not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States" as required by the 14th Amendment.

Trump: We Will Hold Asylum Seekers in Tent Cities Until Their Trial.  During an interview broadcast on Monday's edition of the Fox News Channel's "Ingraham Angle," President Trump stated that asylum applicants will be held in tent cities until their hearing takes place, and people with rejected asylum applications will "get out."  Trump stated, "If they apply for asylum, we're going to hold them until such time as their trial takes place."

The Left Goes Full Open Borders.  It wasn't long ago that both sides of the aisle believed America's border laws should be enforced.  As President Donald Trump pointed out on Twitter, even former President Barack Obama, at least rhetorically, said that illegal immigrants couldn't be let into the country en masse and without restrictions (Obama said that when he was a senator).  "We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently, and lawfully to become immigrants into this country," Obama said.  This dynamic has shifted dramatically, as the American left now increasingly sees any level of border enforcement as beyond the pale.  The migrant caravans originating in Honduras and heading north to the U.S. border are testing just how far the left will go in embracing this new narrative.

Migrant Caravan:  A Foreign-Financed, Leftist-Led Violation Of U.S. Sovereignty.  The so-called migrant caravan that's slowly making its way to the U.S. from Central America is many things to many people.  But one thing seems pretty certain:  it's not about seeking "asylum," or "refugee status."  It's about getting to the United States at all costs.

Migrant caravan appears to be moving northward faster, as crowds take advantage of free rides.  Migrants in the leading caravan trying to make its way to the United States appear to be approaching the border at a faster pace now, as the group takes advantage of rides being offered by trucks and other vehicles.  A Fox News crew traveling with the caravan observed a group of migrants in Tepanatepec climbing up the sides of a tall red truck Monday morning after it pulled into an area where the city's mayor and volunteers were distributing food.

Violence Erupts:  Caravan Migrant Killed At Mexican Border; Police Deny Responsibility.  On Sunday [10/28/2018], a new wave of hundreds of migrants heading toward the U.S. attempted to force their way over Mexico's southern border.  Violence erupted, leaving one of the migrants dead after what the group says was a rubber bullet fired by Mexican federal police struck him in the head.  Mexican authorities, however, deny that their security forces are to blame.  The incident took place at the border near Tecun Uman, where the group of migrants "broke through border barriers," as another group had done last week.  The situation quickly devolved into violence.

Migrant Caravan:  U.S. Military Will Have Up to 14,000 Troops, Many Armed, Ready to Intervene at Mexico Border.  The U.S. military will have an actual force of up to 14,000 ready to intervene at the southern border with Mexico, including an additional 7,000 planned deployment in reserves on round-the-clock standby.  The Pentagon announced Monday [10/29/2018] that it will send up to 5,200 troops to the border ahead of the anticipated arrival of a caravan of Central American migrants that President Donald Trump has warned would not be able to enter the country.  These troops, which "are in fact deploying with weapons" will join up to 2,000 National Guards already at the border for a combined force of about 7,200 — or about the same amount of U.S. soldiers involved in the battle against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria.

Report: Trump to Expand Military Border Deployment from 800 to 5,000.  Reports on Monday [10/29/2018] indicate that President Donald Trump will order an expansion of the U.S. military deployment to the U.S. southwest border.  The order is expected to increase the number of troops being deployed from 800 to 5,000.  The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday morning that the U.S. military plans to deploy 5,000 troops to the southwest border region in response to the caravan of "would-be asylum seekers."  The plans reportedly call for 1,800 troops to deploy to Texas, 1,700 to Arizona, and 1,500 to California.

The Military's Most Important Role Is Border Defense.  Our country has been thrust into a scene out of The Camp of the Saints:  a large caravan of migrants organized in Honduras is streaming towards our southern border proclaiming the right to enter and work in our country.  They're not invited, nor is this legal, but they are seizing their destiny (and ours) as pueblos sin fronteras, "workers without borders."  Some have scoffed at the description of this "caravan" as an invasion, dismissing it as right-wing hyperbole.  But what is the difference?  Formal or informal, through modern armies or tribal warriors, invasions are objects of concern because they determine who controls a land and its resources.

United Nations:  Trump Must Allow Caravan Migrants into America.  International officials with the United Nations (UN) Refugee Agency say President Trump must allow a caravan of Central Americans into the United States to seek asylum.  As Breitbart News has chronicled, migrants with an at least 7,000-strong caravan have repeatedly admitted that they are traveling to the U.S. to seek jobs, re-enter the U.S. as previously deported illegal aliens, and flee crime.  One previously deported illegal alien with the caravan even admitted that he was convicted of attempted murder in the U.S. None of these cases are eligible asylum claims.

Pelosi on Caravan:  Republicans Have 'Baseless Fear of Some Families 1,000 Miles Away from the Border'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi issued a statement about immigration on Friday in which she said Republicans were using "fearmongering rhetoric."  "The GOP is desperate to change the conversation from their assault on Americans' health care to the baseless fear of some families 1,000 miles away from the border," Pelosi said, referring to the "caravan" of thousands of people now heading north though Mexico toward the U.S. border.

Trump sends 5,200 troops backed by Blackhawks, drones and C-130s in the air to the Mexican border to 'deter' caravan from ever arriving.  The Pentagon is dispatching 5,200 active military troops to 'harden' the southern border and comply with President Donald Trump's order to deter an immigrant caravan the president called an 'invasion', it said Monday [10/29/2018].  Eight hundred troops were already en route Monday — a force the Defense Department is dramatically increasing by adding helicopter companies and engineers who are bringing 'heavy equipment.'  In total DOD is sending 5,200 troops to 'harden' the border, the Pentagon said at a briefing Monday.

Trump can refuse to accept asylum applications.  Many people mistakenly believe that asylum seekers have a right to apply for asylum in the United States.  The first paragraph in the Immigration and Nationality Act's (INA) asylum provisions provides that aliens physically present in the United States "may" apply for asylum.  But the second paragraph provides the following three exceptions, and asylum may be denied on the basis of disqualifying conduct, such as having been convicted of a particularly serious crime.

Migrant caravan halfway through journey to U.S.  Thousands of migrants who are enduring brutal conditions on their journey are determined to reach the United States border, despite an offer of refuge in Mexico.

Migrants in Caravan Reject Mexico's Offer for Help, Heading to U.S. Instead.  Mexico's government unveiled a plan to provide employment, health care, and education to thousands of Central American migrants who are part of the caravan that is traveling from Honduras towards the U.S border.

Migrants in Caravan Turn Down Mexican Offer of Work Permits, Asylum.  Only about 1700 of the estimated 7,000 Central American refugees in a caravan heading to the U.S. border have accepted an offer from the Mexican government for asylum.  The rest, now about 1,000 miles from the U.S. border, are continuing on their way.  The Mexican offer of asylum seems fairly substantial.

Migrants nix offer to stay in Mexico.  Hundreds of Mexican federal officers carrying plastic shields blocked a Central American caravan from advancing toward the United States on Saturday, after a group of several thousand migrants turned down the chance to apply for refugee status and obtain a Mexican offer of benefits.

David Clarke: '14 or 15 Thousand People Storming Your Border Is an Invasion'.  David Clarke, former Milwaukee sheriff and current spokesperson for America First Action, told Breitbart News that a migrant caravan approaching the U.S. is "an invasion." [...] Clarke said, "I want to thank the president for remaining firm on protecting the southern border from this trespassing.  This is an invasion of the United States.  Illegal immigration has boiled to the top of issues going into the midterms. ... It will remain a top issue."

Mattis: Military moving equipment to border ahead of migrant caravan.  The U.S. military has already begun delivering jersey barriers to the southern border in conjunction with plans to deploy active duty troops there, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday as a caravan of Central Americans slowly heads across Mexico toward the United States.

Only Congress Can Prevent the Next Border Surge.  A thousand miles or so from the southern U.S. border, Central American migrants are on the march.  What began with around 5,000 people has swelled to as many as 14,000 — and possibly more.  They have traveled on foot approximately 500 miles so far, walking through immigration checkpoints in Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico with minimal resistance.  Their stated aim is to enter the United States, even if they have to break our laws to do it.

Migrant caravan to rest following report of abducted child.  Coordinators of a caravan of several thousand Central American migrants moving through southern Mexico urged its members to rest Sunday.  At first the migrants vowed to press on anyway but later changed their minds amid reports that a child had been abducted.

The Caravan Exposes the Democrats.  Shouldn't it be easy for Pelosi and Schumer to just say that the people in the caravan should not be allowed to walk right into the country, that any legitimate asylum claims will be processed according to the normal fashion, and that they advise anyone, especially vulnerable people, against making a 1,000-mile journey through Mexico with people they do not know?  Maybe it should be easy to say that, but it isn't.  In a way, it's odd that Democrats can't at least pay lip service to immigration enforcement.  After all, their recent promises on the matter have been taken in the same spirit as Hillary Clinton's and Barack Obama's onetime opposition to same-sex marriage.  These are things Democrats feel compelled to say to appease a retrograde electorate, but they don't mean it and they won't follow through on it.

Democrats Using Cloward-Piven as their Midterm Hail Mary Pass.  Cloward-Piven is a political strategy first described in 1966, by two Columbia University sociologists, Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven.  This was published appropriately in the far-left The Nation, the oldest continuously published news magazine in the country.  Cloward-Piven's goal was the creation of, "A political crisis would result that could lead to legislation for a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty."  The objective was chaos and turmoil, or in their words, "A massive drive to recruit the poor onto the welfare rolls."  This would be followed by, "A federal program of income redistribution has become necessary to elevate the poor en masse from poverty."

Bad Hombres Found In Migrant Caravan Approaching America.  It won't be a shock for you to read that some really bad hombres have been discovered to be among the migrant caravan, some 7,000 strong, walking towards the southern border of America.  The folks at Judicial Watch have interviewed some who have previously been deported and are now trying to get back in and some more nefarious characters, like human traffickers.  They've also met with Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales. [...] The narrative being pushed by the gullible media is that these Central Americans are poor and hungry, looking for jobs and a better life.  However, that's a pretty big fantasy in the minds of regular Americans who watch news coverage of a stream of people walking towards America demanding to be let in.  When interviewed, the same talking points are offered and the whole thing seems to be staged.

Migrant caravan, rejecting Mexican offers, continues drive north.  More than a hundred Mexican federal officers carrying plastic shields abandoned a blockade they had formed on a bridge Saturday, allowing a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants to advance toward the United States.  The officers ended the standoff after representatives from Mexico's National Human Rights Commission told police that a rural stretch of highway without shade, toilets or water was no place for migrants to entertain offers of asylum in Mexico.  Police boarded buses and headed further down the highway, while migrants cheered and vowed to trek all the way to the U.S. border.

San Francisco to Allow Illegal Aliens to Vote.  In July, the Department of Elections issued voter registration forms to illegal aliens to vote for members of the San Francisco Board of Education in the 2018 election, reported ABC7 News.  Now that the illegals are registered and ready, they will be voting in November.

The Dem Plan To Turn Their Open Border Dream Into America's Nightmare.  Hypothetically, if an FBI agent obtained a warrant to raid a drug trafficker's house and arrest him, but the trafficker had a minor daughter home with him, [Senator] Feinstein's bill would prohibit the FBI agents, while arresting a drug trafficker, from separating the child from her father. [...] Smugglers and drug traffickers know that using children to pose as a family unit will grant them entry into the U.S. and enable them to evade the consequences of their criminal action. [...] According to the U.S. Department Of Homeland Security (DHS), there has been "a staggering increase in the number of illegal aliens using children to pose as family units in order to gain entry into the U.S."

Trump is right, mainstream media is wrong on terrorist threat from migrant caravan.  During the waning months of the Obama administration, none other than former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson sent out a memo to law enforcement agencies with the subject line, "Cross-Border Movement of Special Interest Aliens".  According to DHS' official definition, Special Interest Aliens (SIAs) are individuals from 35 countries that "have shown a tendency to promote, produce, or protect terrorist organizations," aka countries from the Middle East or those in Africa and Asia with a presence of terrorist networks.  The Johnson memo called for the creation of a "multi-DHS Component SIA Joint Action Group" designed to "counter the threats posed by the smuggling of SIAs" and "the increased global movement of SIAs" in order to eventually "bring down organizations involved in the smuggling of SIAs into and within the United States."  As Todd Bensman of Center for Immigration Studies observed, the memo was "unusual in the sense that they demanded the 'immediate attention' of the nation's most senior immigration and border security leaders to counter such an obscure terrorism threat."  Bensman is a former intelligence officer for Texas Department of Public Safety.  Of course, this plan never came to fruition but the fact that someone as liberal as Jeh Johnson found a need to warn about "the increased global involvement of SIAs" should be very concerning to all of us.

Hundreds of US troops heading to the border to deal with migrant caravan, official says.  Hundreds of U.S. troops are set to make their way to the southern border to help Homeland Security and the National Guard as a caravan with thousands of migrants pushes north with the goal of crossing into America, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News on Thursday [10/25/2018].  The official said roughly 800 soldiers will be sent to the area to offer "logistical support," including providing tents and vehicles.  It's not immediately clear which units are being tasked with the mission as details are still being finalized.

Washington State's ridiculous 'vote boxes' degrade the franchise for everyone.  When [the Democrats] attack our duly elected officials and the Constitution, they are personally attacking you for your measured and thoughtful choices.  Their most egregious trick may yet occur when the next band of illegals arrives at our southern border.  Will the Democratic Party's tainted ethos arrange for these people to acquire motor voter cards along with food stamps and housing vouchers?  Americans are convinced that the Democrats are behind those male-populated mobs marching northward, just as they were during President Obama's blatant emigrant invitation in 2014, when the emigrant trains traveled through Central America to our borders.  Does anyone know how many were allowed in?  Will the new wave be here in time for the midterms?

Trump says he 'agrees with Obama 100%' as he shared clip of former president saying 'We cannot allow people to pour into the country undocumented'.  President Trump retrieved an old video of Barack Obama speaking in favor of a strict immigration policy and surprisingly tweeted out his support for the statement Tuesday afternoon [10/23/2018].  Obama, who was a senator from Illinois at the time, said in the C-SPAN clip:  'We are generous and welcoming people here in the United States, but those who enter the country illegally, and those who employ them disrespect the rule of law and they are showing disregard for those who are following the law.

Illegal Immigration Hurts Black Americans Most.  In the 19th century, savvy American saloon-owners offered free lunches to attract noontime patrons.  Inevitably, the diners would get thirsty and buy expensive drinks — thus was born the expression, "there's no such thing as a free lunch."  Despite its humble origins, the phrase captures a deep and omnipresent truth: everything has a price, an opportunity cost, a trade-off.  This is as true of lunches as it is of America's immigration policy.  Although The Economist's propaganda-artists claim otherwise, mass immigration does not enrich all Americans.  There are obvious winners and losers.  The winners are wealthy Americans and the immigrants themselves; the losers are everyone else, especially the working class, Millennials, and black Americans.

Legal immigration enriches America — Illegal immigration doesn't.  I'm a George W. Bush, pro-immigration reform Republican, the son of an immigrant and someone who welcomes legal immigrants to our country.  But the caravan of roughly 7,000 would-be asylum seekers marching through Mexico toward the U.S. represents all that is wrong with our immigration system.  The people marching here would be better served if they applied to come to America legally.  If they try to come here illegally they should not be let in.  One of the reasons the U.S. is attractive to immigrants is because we are a nation of laws.  But that doesn't mean that the first thing immigrants can do is break the law to get here.  They can't.

Turn the caravan around — the US is not a dumping ground.  With all of the coverage regarding the Honduran caravan marching toward the U.S. border, it's time to have a conversation about who we want to be as a country in the future.  Not in the distant future, but in the very near future; maybe less than 10 years from now.  Because what we decide to do today will set the tone for the next several generations.  Like nails on a chalkboard, we keep hearing Democrats and left-wing activists talk about these desperate immigrants seeking asylum and refuge from dysfunctional societies.  We are told that it's about "humanity first" and that we have a moral obligation to take them in.  However, we should not be fooled by the emotional reactions (and political maneuverings) of those who claim to speak for the caravan.  The United States is under zero moral obligations to take citizens from misgoverned countries around the globe.

Flag-burning foreigners : AP Photo
Hondurans Paint Swastika On American Flag, Set It On Fire; Wave Honduran Flags, Give Us The Finger.  These are the people demanding we open our borders.  You can see this photo as the very final image in this Associated Press slideshow covering the migrant caravan headed to the US.

Trump could win big with executive order halting caravan.  President Donald Trump is mulling an executive order that would stop the caravan in its tracks and send the thousands and thousands of people trying to cross America's borders back to their homes.  That makes perfect sense.  It's a viable solution that would lead to a redefining of asylum seekers — a honing, of sorts, of the criteria that determines who gets into the country versus who gets refused.  The left will fight.  But remember the travel ban?  This is the same left that was just slapped by the Supreme Court when justices ruled Trump does indeed have the power to keep out those deemed "detrimental to the interests of the United States."  With that court wind at his back, Trump stands a good chance of defeating any legal challenges to come over an executive order that has the practical effect of stopping this caravan in its tracks.

Obama Ridicules Fears Over Migrant Caravans Headed to US.  Campaigning in Wisconsin on Friday for Democrats running in next month's mid-term elections, former President Barack Obama ridiculed Americans who are fearful of the migrant caravans headed to the United States via Mexico and the politicians who are making stopping mass illegal immigration a campaign issue.  Several caravans comprised of thousands of migrants mostly from Central America are currently making their way from Honduras through Guatemala and on into Mexico with the goal of claiming asylum in the United States.  Obama spoke in a haughty, comedic voice, raising his pitch and using his arms and hands to make exaggerated points of ridicule.

Mexican Police Stop Buses and Trucks — Force Them to Take Caravan Immigrants North to US Border.  The illegal immigrant caravan of mostly military-aged Honduran males has swelled to over 14,000 people as it marches up Mexico to the US border.  The DHS confirmed this week that gang members and other dangerous criminals are embedded in the caravan.  Migrants from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia have also latched onto the caravan, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

The media's shameful coverage of Central American 'caravan'.  Television journalism soars when reporters find a way to answer the questions viewers are asking their TV screens while watching coverage of a major event.  That's why it was maddening and frustrating to watch this past week's coverage of the so-called "caravan" of thousands of Hondurans, Guatemalans and Salvadorans plowing through Mexico's southern border and their subsequent march toward the United States.  I found myself yelling the same question at my television screen over and over:  "Who is paying for this?" I asked in vain as embedded reporters interviewed various Central Americans about the hardships in their native countries.  "Who is organizing this?" I yelled.  But, for some reason, the reporters never asked the question.

The Pentagon Isn't Serious About Stopping the Caravan.  In April of this year, Secretary of Defense James Mattis approved a memo ordering the deployment of up to 4,000 U.S. National Guardsmen to the southwestern border (provided that the governors of border states approve of the action and that the Department of Homeland Security reimburse the Department of Defense for its troubles).  Yet, the DoD instituted such strict rules of engagement for the National Guardsmen that they've proven useless to the Border Patrol.  What's more, the 800 active-duty troops that are being deployed to the border are not charged with providing physical support of the Border Patrol and National Guard.  Instead, the Pentagon has opted to send its doctors, lawyers, and engineers.  What do you think military doctors, engineers, and lawyers are going to do to turn back the human wave threatening America's porous southwest?  (Hint:  they're not going to physically turn back that caravan; they're going to accommodate it in all likelihood!)  As I reported earlier this year, the Pentagon has already approved the Department of Homeland Security's request to turn unused areas of large U.S. military bases along the southwestern border into tent cities.  Clearly, the Pentagon has decided to engage in its own bit of policymaking, regardless of what the president has ordered — or what the American people want (and what the United States Constitution outlines).

Mexico Offers to Provide Jobs, Education to Caravan Migrants.  Mexico's government unveiled a plan to provide employment, health care, and education to thousands of Central American migrants who are part of the caravan that is traveling from Honduras towards the U.S border.  This week, Mexico's government unveiled their plan called "Estas En Tu Casa" or "You Are in Your Home."  The program provides the migrants with temporary employment, access to government-funded health care, and education for their children.  The migrants who take part in the program will be employed in the cleaning and maintenance of public buildings and roads.  As Breitbart News has reported, thousands of migrants from Honduras are making their way into Mexico in an effort to reach the U.S. Border.  The caravan has caused international tension as the U.S. government threatened to remove international aid to Central America if the caravan is not stopped.

So much for 'refuge.' Caravan army turns up its nose at Mexico's generous offer of asylum.  If there's anything that points to the political nature of the thousands-strong migrant caravan heading north to the U.S., it's the migrants' rejection of Mexico's generous offer of political asylum, along with jobs, medical care, and big benefit packages.  According to this Associated Press report, they'd rather confront Trump. [...]

Look at Europe - The Road to Hell Is Littered with Migrant Caravans.  Estimates vary that there are between ten and twenty million illegal aliens already in the United States so one would think that a few thousand third world peasants aren't going to make a difference.  Should they succeed and be allowed entry the repercussions will be far reaching and devastating.  Without immigration reform the precedent would make America's borders redundant and therefore encourage further caravans, not only from neighboring countries, but from around the world.  The trickle will become a deluge.  Once regularized with documentation, their path to citizenship would have to be extended to the millions of other illegal aliens already in residence altering the demographic balance and thereby guaranteeing power to the globalist elite in perpetuity.

Kobach: The Caravan Is a Consequence of Rewarding Illegal Immigration.  The open-borders Left and their talking heads in the media are falsely describing the caravan's trek as a "humanitarian crisis."  But that is nonsense.  There is no war or drought in Central America that the migrants are fleeing.  They are simply coming to the United States en masse for economic reasons, hoping that their immense numbers swamp our immigration system or that they can otherwise find a way into the country.  The caravan is a perfect storm of problems that cause illegal immigration.  It illustrates the fecklessness of foreign governments like Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador that receive more than $500 million in foreign aid from the United States but can't be bothered to lift a finger on America's behalf when their own citizens threaten to invade our southern border.  It also illustrates the complete lack of respect for American sovereignty and American law by the illegal alien felons who have been deported multiple times and are now joining the ranks of the caravan.  For example, six-time deportee Anthony Fuentes is hoping to make his seventh entry into the United States with the caravan.

Guess who's speaking out against caravan border-jumpers.  Latinos and Hispanics legally here in the U.S. are speaking out against the caravan heading north from Honduras to the U.S.  That was the report from Univision, which is hardly a conservative news site. [...] I know one working-class family in the construction industry that was originally from the Guadalajara area, refugees from the Cristero persecution of the early 20th century, who moved to Glendale to get away from all the illegals and their mayhem around South Pasadena.  They can't stand lawbreaking, including immigration lawbreaking.

Border walls only work if illegal immigration is illegal.  Once they are here, there are thousands of pro bono lawyers who can petition lawless lower courts to violate our sovereignty and make it impossible to deport them.  Thus, rather than trying to avoid detection by our border agents, the illegal invaders actually seek them out.  This is where understanding the use of a border wall comes into play.  A border wall is a very effective force multiplier for the Border Patrol if the goal of apprehension is to immediately block or deport those apprehended and that message is conveyed to the would-be trespasser.  While it is possible for physically healthy people to climb most walls, it takes some time, especially if a group of people is trying to come over together.  They would likely be apprehended by the Border Patrol by the time they get over, or at least would fear the likelihood of such detection.  But here's the rub.  That only applies if we have sane policies where illegal immigration is, you know, illegal.  But if we allow courts to make a mockery of our clearly written laws, then rather than fearing detection, illegal immigrants seek out detection.  Thus, they will not only come at points of entry to surrender themselves, they will climb the border wall anywhere between the points of entry and surrender themselves.

How to Handle the Caravans.  We've seen caravans before.  There was a 1,500-person caravan that marched north just this past April.  Of the band, only 400 actually reached the border and requested asylum.  On average, about 22 percent of asylum requests are granted.  Now, contrary to the tone of some left-leaning coverage, it is not inhumane to say that there is no "right" to enter the United States.  We don't have an open-door policy.  We have laws and procedures.  One of those is asylum.  The caravan coverage on the left is all about babies in strollers and desperate women seeking refuge from criminals.  And those stories are heart-wrenching.  What they rarely acknowledge is that many migrants, especially able-bodied young men, are simply seeking a better life.  There's nothing immoral about that (in their place, I would do the same), but neither do you get priority in immigration just because you live in a miserable country nearby.  To abolish ICE, as some on the left demand, would be the equivalent of throwing open the borders.

Progressives are using migrant caravan for twisted political game before midterm elections.  Is America the greatest nation in human history?  Or is it the worst?  If you listen to progressives, it's impossible to tell.  That's because on the one hand, those on the left say our country is at its darkest moment ever, about to collapse under the weight of bigotry and prejudice.  But on the other hand, they're cheering the roughly 7,000 Central American migrants now making the trek through Mexico toward the U.S. border, assuring them that the American Dream awaits.  This doesn't add up.  Progressives are talking out of both sides of their mouths, showing that they're cynics as well as hypocrites.  If they actually believed that America is as awful as they claim, they'd be acting as if this were an irradiated wasteland, warning non-Americans to stay as far as away as possible.  In truth, progressives are playing a twisted political game.  The migrants are genuinely destitute and the victims of corrupt, socialist governments — and their lives are being risked to score partisan points.  They're being turned into unwitting pawns.

Guess Who's Funding the Invasion of America.  Four years of recession and the world's highest inflation have plunged millions of Venezuelans into poverty under President Nicolas Maduro's authoritarian socialist regime.  Suicides are rapidly rising across this once-wealthy nation, plagued by hyperinflation, hunger and mass emigration.  Bodies at morgues in Venezuelan are reportedly exploding from rot.  Amid desperate food shortages, towns and cities across Venezuela face an outbreak of looting and mob violence.  Angry about empty supermarket shelves and soaring prices, some people are breaking into warehouses.  They're ransacking food trucks and invading outlying farms.  Further, hungry mobs are even slaughtering cattle grazing in fields, as unrest over food shortages spread through the country.  Venezuelan citizens are said to be eating their pets.  But their government doesn't care.  What they do care about is making Donald Trump look bad.

US to 'deploy 800 troops to border' ahead of caravan.  Defence Secretary James Mattis is expected to deploy around 800 troops to the US-Mexico border to stop a migrant caravan, US media say.  The soldiers would assist with fencing and support at key points along the southern border, administration officials tell CNN.  The caravan of thousands of Central American migrants is making its way toward the US through Mexico.  President Donald Trump said on Thursday [10/25/2018] he was "bringing out the military".

Global Refugee Roundup:  Spanish Caravan Edition.  In an ominous, landlocked, real-life version of the dystopian novel The Camp of the Saints, the refugees are coming en masse.  They started as a group of 160.  Within days there were ten times as many.  As of this writing, an estimated 14,000 Central American migrants are walking in a caravan that started in Honduras and intends to illegally cross the US/Mexico border in Texas.  Honduras is a country of 9.4 million people.  For the past few years it has had one of the world's highest homicide rates.  About two thirds of its residents make about $2 per day.  They're coming to America for a better life, but are they bringing a far worse life along with them?

O'Rourke Campaign Won't Comment Yet on the Migrant Caravan Marching Toward the US Border.  Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke's campaign would not share his views about the migrant caravan filled with thousands of people from Central America traveling through Mexico toward the U.S., when asked by The Daily Caller News Foundation.  In an email to TheDCNF, O'Rourke's campaign responded to an inquiry regarding the caravan, saying the Texas Democrat does not yet have anything to say about the migrant caravan approaching, and sending a link to an immigration section on O'Rourke's campaign website, which touts his lax immigration views.

The Caravan Is Real.  We have borders, and should enforce them.  Whatever Trump's exaggerations, the caravan itself isn't a fabrication.  It started as a group of 160 people in Honduras.  It quickly grew to 1,600.  Guatemala tried to close its border to the migrants, but rapidly gave in.  By the time the caravan reached the Mexican border, it had gathered about 3,000 people, and grew to as large as 7,000 as it crossed into Mexico.  The media has run with the story because it isn't every day that a group of thousands of migrants crashes through a Mexican border-crossing in defiance of the governments of Mexico and the United States.

Caravan clash is coming — and the left can't wait.  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a televised press conference that the thousands of people walking from Central America to the United States would not be allowed to cross.  No, not under any circumstances.  And because he means it — and because this long trail of unruly, unconcerned-with-law people mean to cross — the end result, in the eyes of common sense, means a clash is coming.  A physical clash.  One of violence and bruisings and injuries and perhaps even bloodshed.  The only thing left to decide are the details:  What kind of clash that will be, where that clash will occur, how many that clash will include.

On the border in El Paso, the migrants arrive so regularly there's a housing crunch.  While President Trump railed against a migrant caravan wending its way north through Mexico this week, hundreds of Central American immigrant families had already arrived at the border and been released into the U.S. by authorities.  The influx, unrelated to the caravan, has crowded immigration holding areas and detention centers across the Southwest.  The Border Patrol has released so many families, advocacy groups in Arizona and Texas have had to house them in churches and motels.  In El Paso, the nonprofit Annunciation House shelter expected to take in 1,200 migrants this week and 1,500 more next week.

Midterm Optics Are Bad for Progressives.  For progressives, the looming midterm elections apparently should not hinge on a booming economy, a near-record-low unemployment rate, a strong stock market and unprecedented energy production.  Instead, progressives hope that race and gender questions overshadow pocketbook issues.  The media is fixated on another caravan of foreign nationals flowing toward the United States from Central America.  More than 5,000 mostly Honduran migrants say they will cross through Mexico.  Then they plan to crash the American border, enter the U.S. illegally, claim refugee status and demand asylum.  Once inside the United States, the newcomers will count on a variety of ways to avoid deportation.

Media rolls out red carpet for invading horde — I mean 'caravan'.  As the so-called US-bound "caravan" traveling through Mexico continues to swell, some questions arise that the media will not ask.  Who is funding these efforts?  How has it grown so quickly and what did the Democrats have to offer besides a bunch of cliches and bromides, and of course grandstanding?  If you have been watching other networks, you have been treated to sympathetic, overwrought coverage of this invading horde, which is anything but a "caravan."  Mainstream news networks have dispatched teams of embedded reporters who are not so much covering the migrant mob as covering for it.  They highlight the wonderful camaraderie and welcoming spirit of the masses bent on breaking into our nation.  If you are skeptical, or dare to think our border should be secure, you are a "fear-monger" who doesn't treat people with proper respect.  Why, you may have even turned your back on the teachings of Christ, according to the previously militantly secular media.

Trump says MS-13, terrorists are part of caravan.  President Trump lashed out Monday afternoon at Central American countries he said "did nothing" to stop the migrant caravan heading north toward the U.S., saying it was a betrayal of the money the U.S. has sent them.  "We give them hundreds of millions of dollars, they do nothing for us," the president said at the White House as he prepared to depart for a campaign trip to Texas.  He was speaking specifically of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, the three countries that account for most of the children and families flowing north in recent years.

Pro-migration firebrand who started the migrant caravan:  Honduran radio host encouraged people to band together for safety.  The man behind the migrant caravan currently snaking its way towards the US has been revealed as a former Honduran lawmaker and radio host.  Bartolo Fuentes, who lives in the capital Tegucigalpa, said it all began when he tried to help a few dozen migrants band together so they could go north with safety in numbers and support each other.  But things snowballed when HCH, the most-viewed TV news channel in Honduras, incorrectly reported that Fuentes was willing to pay transportation costs for anyone making the journey, he said.

Trump cites 2005 Obama remarks to support immigration policy.  President Trump turned to an unlikely source Tuesday evening [10/23/2018] to find support for his hard-line immigration policies:  his predecessor, Barack Obama.  Trump tweeted a 2005 video in which Obama, then a senator, made a statement against illegal immigration, accompanied by the comment "I agree with President Obama 100%".  "We are a generous and welcoming people here in the United States," Obama says in the 31-second clip.  "But those who enter the country illegally and those who employ them disrespect the rule of law and they are showing disregard for those who are following the law.  We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked, and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently and lawfully to become immigrants into this country."

Second migrant caravan in Guatemala heads toward Mexico.  A group of over a thousand Central Americans in Guatemala headed toward the Mexican border on Tuesday, as a larger caravan of migrants that has angered U.S. President Donald Trump paused in southern Mexico on its planned journey toward the U.S. border.

Man Traveling in Illegal Caravan Confirms Trump's Claim:  Of Course There Are Criminals Here.  Yesterday [10/22/2018] President Trump claimed there are a number of criminals traveling in the illegal caravan, which is now 7,000 people strong and making its way through Mexico to the United States. [...] His usual critics pounced, saying there is no evidence to back up his claim.  President Trump encouraged reporters to take their cameras and do some digging. [...] Turns out, he was right.  While violent criminals do not make up the majority of the caravan, there are some using it to get to the United States.

Caravan Activists Are Weaponizing Poor Central Americans.  For the second time this year, a caravan of Central American migrants is headed to the United States.  The group took off from San Pedro Sula earlier this week, a city located in the northern part of Honduras.  The caravan crossed into Guatemala on Wednesday and is expected to cross into Mexico as they travel to the U.S.'s southern border.  Originally the group started off in the few hundreds, they are now around 4,000 people.  This latest migrant caravan is another example of leftist groups grandstanding off of desperation and poverty.  The Northern Triangle region of Central America where El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are located is one of the most violent areas of the world.  Transnational organized criminal groups and violent street gangs destabilize these impoverished countries.  This leaves massive parts of the population vulnerable and with little means to survive.

Kamala Harris:  Americans Must be 'Welcoming,' 'Tolerant' to Caravan.  Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) — who is eyeing a 2020 presidential bid against President Trump — says the United States should be "welcoming" migrant caravans that arrive at the nation's southern border.  While campaigning for Democrats in Iowa, Harris told a CNN reporter that the U.S. response to the 7,000-strong migrant caravan of job-seekers and previously deported illegal aliens should be "welcoming" and "tolerant."

Would you use the military on the border?  Suppose the enemy were able to mobilize millions of people from the most poverty-stricken countries in the world and have them invade our country, using children as their shields.  Suppose further that those massive numbers of people just started walking toward our borders in open defiance of our immigration policies.  What would you, running the United States, be willing to do to stop the invasion?  President Trump says, if necessary, he'll use the U.S. military to shut down the border.  That will work if the military is prepared to take confrontational action against those who defy our laws and try to force their way in.  If the invaders employ their usual tactic, children will be in the front lines of the invasion.  Will the American public be willing to accept video clips of our soldiers pushing children backward to keep them from entering our land?  If the invasion becomes violent, will we see children being trampled and killed as layers of humanity move forward over the bodies of the fallen?  What our enemies are counting on is that Americans will be appalled by such scenes and call Trump a monster.

Trump meets with top brass, renews threat to send troops to the border.  Flanked by [Defense Secretary Jim] Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, Trump held court for about 14 minutes in the Cabinet room before a private meeting and dinner.  Just before dismissing the press, the president reiterated he's still considering dispatching the active-duty military to the southern border in response to a caravan of asylum-seeking immigrants marching north through Mexico.  "The military, not just the National Guard, the military is what I'm thinking about," Trump said.  "We can't have people coming into our country illegally."

So Venezuela was behind the great Honduras migrant caravan all along?  According to Vice President Mike Pence, Honduras's president, Juan Orlando Hernández, told him that the illegal migrant caravan heading from his country through Mexico on to the U.S. is the work of Chavista Venezuela, with that country's oil cash being employed to destabilize both countries. [...] The one clue we have starts with the two governments of Guatemala and Honduras, both of which have conservative, anti-Chavista governments.  They also have disgustingly rabid left-wing oppositions, the kind of people who openly admire Hugo Chávez and his utterly failed socialist revolution.  They like Cuba's government, too.  They are rabid left-wingers, and they seek above all to destabilize and topple the countries of their origin in order to see those countries join their heroes.  They can't get elected anymore, so this is what they do.

Vice President Mike Pence Reveals Central American Invasion Horde is:  "Financed by Venezuela".  Quietly within the deliberate words from Vice-President Mike Pence a revelation that explains the origination of the Central American invasion force.  For those who are not deep in the geopolitical weeds, the subtlety can pass unnoticed; for those who travel within the deepest international conflicts, Pence's words here are as subtle as a brick through a window:  [Video clip]

The Caravan to Nowhere.  These columns favor generous immigration and asylum for refugees.  But when migration becomes a political weapon to foment border chaos, leaders have no choice other than to step in and protect national security.  Exhibit A are the 4,000 or so Central Americans moving on foot through Mexico to the U.S.  Waves of humanity marching in lock step don't materialize spontaneously and neither has this "caravan."  This march is organized and not necessarily for the benefit of the migrants.  Mr. Trump has good reason to turn it back.  Not since the 1980 Mariel boatlift from Cuba has there been a similar attempt to overwhelm U.S. immigration law on the pretext of celebrating American freedom.  Thousands of Cubans made their way to Florida when Fidel Castro temporarily lifted his Havana Curtain, and American boats of every shape and size sailed into the Caribbean to collect them.

For Democrats, silence is consent on the immigrant caravan.  It's not really a "caravan," is it?  Those thousands of desperate migrants walking across Mexico, a massive crowd that grows by the day, are intent on forcing a confrontation at the U.S. border.  This crowd can be called many things, but "caravan" isn't one of them.  The approach of the desperate thousands from Central America has energized Republicans just days before the November elections.  President Donald Trump says the migrants will not be allowed to cross into the U.S. illegally.  Democrats call this fear-mongering, but among Democrats it has caused political paralysis, a self-destructive institutional passivity.  Democratic leaders want their members to stay silent.  And there's one thing about silence.  "Chi tace acconsente," says my barber, Raffaele Raia.  "He who is silent says 'yes'.  The silence is the consent.".

The Migrant Caravan May Give Republicans The Final Midterm Push They Need.  It started with several hundred people in Honduras on Oct. 12th.  In ten days, the "migrant caravan" of foreign citizens claiming they plan to stampede U.S. borders swelled to more than 7,000 people.  They have marched more than 1,000 miles across Honduras, Guatemala, and into Mexico, with apparently no resistance from those governments.  Many have seen the images of a seemingly endless flood of people as part of this "caravan."  They may still be a thousand miles away from the closest U.S.-Mexico border crossing point, but we can already feel their presence.

Liberals won't admit Trump was right about migrant caravans.  On the theory that you can judge a president by his critics, Donald Trump must be hitting the bull's-eye with his warnings about the migrants vowing to smash through our border.  We know this because the usual suspects — The New York Times and CNN, among others — are accusing Trump of making much ado about next to nothing. [...] Long gone are the days when readers could expect even a pretense of fairness from the Gray Lady.  But the bias, fused with an intentional blind eye regarding the origins, growing size and militancy of the caravan, is beyond the pale.  Consider that a trek that started with fewer than 200 people in Honduras suddenly ballooned to more than 7,500 as reports emerged of left-wing activists organizing the crowds.  Photos of the staggeringly long lines and of leaders breaking down fences between Guatemala and Mexico demonstrate there is legitimate reason for concern, especially when some leaders say they are determined to come to America.

Meet the man behind the migrant caravan headed to US.  Meet Bartolo Fuentes, the Honduran ex-lawmaker who helped launch the 7,000-strong caravan marching toward the United States — on a promise he says he never made.  In September, Fuentes began coordinating with groups dispersed throughout Honduras seeking to make the trek north.  The initial number of people involved was about 200.  A woman reportedly part of the caravan told TV anchors of Fuentes' efforts, and she mentioned "assistance."  The anchors then supposedly said Fuentes would pay migrants' food and transportation costs — which he denied in an interview.  Still, thousands took a chance, since a human-smuggling "coyote" charges upwards of $7,000 to take someone across the US border.

The Impending Alien Invasion.  [Scroll down]  Sanctuary cities beckon illegal aliens and the criminals, gang members, fugitives and terrorists among them, encouraging them and inducing them to head for the United States and claim "asylum."  However, when an individual flees his/her native country seeking asylum, they are supposed to apply for asylum in the first country that they enter.  Hondurans entering Guatemala, for example, should apply for asylum in Guatemala.  Furthermore, asylum claims are supposed to be solely based on the applicant demonstrating a "credible fear" that he/she faces persecution or worse, because of their race, religion, political views or other such factors.  Fleeing general violence in their home countries or seeking economic opportunities not available there are not considered grounds for asylum.

The Caravan Means the Wall Will Be Built.  If the caravan of thousands of prospective illegal aliens marching for our Southern border like an invading army has succeeded in one thing, it is that the wall finally will be built.  You can book it.  People are fed up.  And they damn well should be.  If it gets any worse — and it could — we might see an army of of our own citizen volunteers heading down to the border themselves to build it.  Talk about unintended consequences.  Try that one on your piano, George Soros or whatever assembled reactionary leftwing creeps instigated this escapade.

Bangladeshis Joined Migrant Caravan In Guatemala, Univision Correspondent Reports.  A Spanish language reporter who has spent weeks embedded with the migrant caravan said in a Friday report that people from Bangladesh had joined the mass of people trying to cross from Guatemala into Mexico.  Univision correspondent Francisco Santa Anna reported from the bridge separating Guatemala and Mexico.  The bridge has been packed with thousands of migrants demanding access to Mexico, with the ultimate goal of crossing the border of the United States illegally.  The caravan has now swelled to many thousands.

Caravan migrant army attacks Mexican cops, provisions itself robbing Mexican markets.  To hear the left tell it, the vast Honduran migrant caravan, as many as 10,000 strong now, crawling up to the U.S. border to illegally enter the U.S. couldn't possibly have criminals in its ranks.

Army Invasion:  Honduran Caravan Includes Military-Aged Male Migrants From Bangladesh, Haiti and Congo.  The migrant caravan from Honduras has been infiltrated by people from Bangladesh, Haiti, Congo and Sri Lanka, according to embedded reporters.  Thousands of military-aged, virile mostly Honduran males breached the Guatemala border gate over the weekend and stormed the Mexican border bridge; Mexican authorities ultimately let the caravan through.  A second caravan of 2,000 migrants formed on Sunday and started marching to Guatemala with a plan to reach the U.S. as their final destination.  According to a Univision correspondent, Bangladeshis joined the migrant caravan before it crossed from Guatemala into Mexico.

Louie Gohmert calls for RICO probe to find out who's paying for Honduras migrant caravan.  Who's financing the Honduras migrant caravan of illegal immigrants, with as many as 10,000 snaking their way into illegally entering the U.S.?  Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas has a sensible suggestion for finding out:  using the RICO statutes. [...] The question, which the incurious media show no sign of wanting to answer, is worth asking, given the expense the taxpayers will be saddled with as thousands of them openly climb over border fences, dare border officials to fire on them to stop them, worm their way in through asylum legal maneuvering, or put up big sob stories with photos of mothers and crying children as a means to get in and get the benefit packages.

Migrant caravan is a political gift to Trump.  Ever since President Trump came down a golden escalator in 2015 to announce his candidacy, the national conversation surrounding illegal immigration has never been the same.  But what is often missed in his blunt talk and the hysteria it creates is that President Trump understands Americans' desire for law and order.  He also understands their need to feel safe.  The recent caravan of thousands of migrants from Central America who are seeking asylum in the United States underscores that point.  While the media focuses solely on the humanitarian aspect of it, images and video of migrants lawlessly tearing down the gates into Mexico are a stark visual reminder of the need for increased border security.  With only two weeks until Election Day, President Trump should hammer this point home.

5,000 migrants camped out in Chiapas last night and resumed their march today.  The huge caravan of migrants, made up mainly of Hondurans fleeing poverty and violence but also Salvadorans and Guatemalans, set out this morning [10/22/2018] for Huixtla, a town about 40 kilometers north of Tapachula.

October surprise? 5 things that could rock the midterms.  [#2] As thousands of migrants continue their trek through Mexico toward the U.S. border, Trump has threatened to call in the military for reinforcement and slash aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.  The confrontation could escalate in the days ahead.  Trump has made illegal immigration a rallying cry for his Republican base throughout the midterm elections, and the thousands of Central Americans traveling toward the border have become a highly visible example.  He's heaped the blame for illegal immigration and the caravan, specifically, on Democrats.  "Every time you see a Caravan, or people illegally coming, or attempting to come, into our Country illegally, think of and blame the Democrats for not giving us the votes to change our pathetic Immigration Laws!" Trump tweeted.  "Remember the Midterms!"

President Trump Announces Aid Cuts to Multiple Countries Over Illegal Caravan.  President Trump announced Monday morning he is starting the process to cut or reduce aid to Central American countries that haven't stopped a caravan of illegal aliens.  Over the past few days, the caravan has grown from 4,000 people to 7,000.  Over the weekend, President Trump again threatened to seal off the border if Central American countries or Mexico couldn't control the flow north.  "I would call in the military and I would seal off the border.  I would close up the border.  If that happens, and if that continues to move forward, the caravan we're talking about," Trump said.  "I think some bad people started that caravan... you have some very, very bad people in the caravan.  But I will seal off the border before they come into this country."

Over 12,000 Illegals Caught in Last Three Weeks in Rio Grande Valley.  Thousands of illegal aliens are swarming the Texas border this month in advance of the migrant caravan marching through Mexico, prompting Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla, Jr., the Customs and Border Patrol Sector Chief of the Rio Grande Valley, to beg for help dealing with the onslaught of illegal aliens, gang members and drug cartel smugglers.  Just on Saturday [10/20/2018] over 700 illegal aliens were caught, with over 12,000 caught in the past three weeks.  In addition, safe houses have been busted and drug smugglers intercepted by the overstretched CBP in the Rio Grande Valley.

Donald Trump Alerts Military:  Migrant Caravan Now a National Emergency.  President Donald Trump alerted the military on Monday, as the caravan of migrants crossed into Mexico.  "I have alerted Border Patrol and Military that this is a National Emergy (sic)," Trump wrote on Twitter.  "Must change laws!"  The president announced the news after the caravan that originated in Honduras swarmed over the southern Mexico border over the weekend, increasing to 7,000 people.

DHS to 'closely monitor' caravan of migrants headed for US border.  Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Sunday that the agency is focused on rooting out potential criminal gang members who may seek to exploit a so-called "caravan" of Central American migrants seeking asylum in the U.S.  "While we closely monitor the caravan crisis, we must remain mindful of the transnational criminal organizations and other criminals that prey on the vulnerabilities of those undertaking the irregular migration journey," Nielsen said in a statement.  "We shall work with our partners in the region to investigate and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law all who seek to encourage and profit from irregular migration," she continued.

March-of-the Made-To-Order-Migrants, Fake News Played Out Before Our Very Eyes.  To see that the 5 to 7 thousand 'migrants' aren't coming to America for a better life only requires doing the math of the caravan, including its logistics and supplies.  It's a long 1,845 miles from Guatemala to El Paso, Texas for example, where the migrants were seen over the weekend crossing the border into Mexico.  The media wants you to believe that they are walking, having to have their painfully blistered feet attended to, and not being driven.  Averaging 20 miles a day (for the sake of the small children), they must arrive together, and if they want to arrive together then they have to go at the speed of the slowest members.  Unless that is, they pile children, the elderly and the feeble into trucks and buses so they can be waiting to rejoin the march when the walkers arrive.  From the point of start off, travelling at 20 miles a day, it would take 92 days for them to reach the U.S. border.  To make it to the border in time for the Election, they would have to travel roughly 131 miles a day.

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer Tell Democrats:  Ignore Migrant Caravan.  Democratic leaders are urging their party's 2018 candidates to ignore migration issues even as the fast-growing caravan of migrants walks northwards through Mexico.  On Sunday [10/21/2018], media reports said the caravan has grown to 7,000 people — up from 3,000 last week — and more people are seeking to join the migration.

Caravan migrant army attacks Mexican cops, provisions itself robbing Mexican markets.  To hear the left tell it, the vast Honduran migrant caravan, as many as 10,000 strong now, crawling up to the U.S. border to illegally enter the U.S. couldn't possibly have criminals in its ranks. [...] But Trump doesn't have to really prove anything, given that the migrants seem to be hell-bent on breaking immigration law even if they really are just the sweet little daisies portrayed by the press.  However, on Twitter, the evidence is mounting that Trump is right:  we are already seeing evidence that the marching group is acting like an invading army, with crimes such as assault and robbery as the horde snakes through Mexico northward.

Guatemalan president claims to have caught 100 ISIS operatives as thousands from the country march for US border.  Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales boasted on Thursday that under his guidance, security detail has been able to capture almost 100 ISIS terrorist.  Morales shared the news while giving a speech at the second Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America in Washington D.C. on October 11 and 12.  The president claimed that his administration has captured 'close to 100 people completely linked to terrorist issues, with ISIS and that not only have we arrested them within our territory, but they have been deported to their countries of origin.'

Pat Buchanan:  Migrant Caravan Is Trump's Chance to Stop 'Third World Invasion of the West'.  Populist conservative author and columnist Pat Buchanan says the migrant caravan of more than 4,000 Honduran and Central American nationals is President Trump's chance to demonstrate that he can stop the "third world invasion of the West."  During an interview with Raymond Arroyo on the Laura Ingraham Show, Buchanan said the migrant caravan headed to the U.S.-Mexico border is an opportunity for Trump ahead of the 2018 midterm elections to show that he has the willpower to stop mass immigration at America's borders.

Immigration Expert Jessica Vaughan:  Four Ways Trump Can Solve Migrant Caravan Crisis.  Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, offered four recommendations to President Donald Trump and his administration on how to solve the border crisis caused by the stream of migrant caravans seeking entry into the U.S. via Mexico. [...] Vaughan remarked, "But if they come as a group we could shut down a border crossing or shut down a part of the border.  It's been done before in order to shut down drug trafficking and make a statement.  When a DEA agent was killed in Mexico, we shut down the order to make a statement. ... It could be done. ... That might be what it comes to, and I don't think Mexico wants to see that."

Soros's Human Caravan Slowed In Mexico But Still Pushing North.  Media reports indicate hundreds among the Soros-funded 'Human Caravan' from Honduras have turned back, fearing they will be arrested by Mexican authorities.  That still leaves an estimated three to five thousand more still pushing north, albeit more slowly now as the Mexican government half-heartedly attempts to halt the march even as President Donald Trump warns the Mexican government to do more to stop the attempted invasion into the United States.

Ragged, growing caravan of migrants resumes march toward US.  A growing caravan of Honduran migrants streamed through southern Mexico on Sunday [10/21/2018] heading toward the United States, after making an end-run around Mexican agents who briefly blocked them at the Guatemalan border.

Growing Invasion Force Overwhelms Mexican Authorities — Approximately 10,000 Now traveling through Mexico to U.S. Southern Border.  Despite media claims to the contrary, elected Mexican officials previously promised to allow the invasion of Central American migrants.  There is a history here.  The heavily financed horde of Central American migrants has overwhelmed the token resistance from Mexican military and advanced north toward the Southern U.S. border.  As described by the Associated Press today:  "growing army of migrants resumes march toward US."  This is a well financed, well organized, left-wing political operation strategically timed to reach the U.S. border and coincide with the 2018 mid-term election.  Estimates as to the number of economic migrants varies between 7,000 to 10,000 and the numbers are growing fast as they are now facilitated by, and joined by, ideological comrades within Mexico.

How Many Illegal Aliens Can Fit In A Car?  You might be surprised:  [Video clip]

Guatemala says some 2,000 migrants have returned to Honduras.  Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said on Saturday [10/20/2018] some 2,000 members of a largely Honduran migrant caravan have returned home to Honduras, a day after thousands of people in the procession were held up at a Guatemalan border crossing with Mexico.

Thousands Remain Defiantly on the Border Bridge, Others Broke Through.  At a rally in Scottsdale, Arizona, President Trump said, "This will be an election of Kavanaugh, the caravan, law and order and common sense. ... Remember it's gonna be an election of the caravan."  This is a serious national security threat.  Democrats in Congress are responsible.

Migration Horde Advances, Next Stop USA — Mexico Puts Up Token Resistance, Promises To Call on United Nations.  As expected the government of Mexico put up token resistance at their southern border (video laughable) and allows thousands of economic migrants passage to the U.S. Mexico border.  Rebuking the strongly worded demands of President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the insufferable Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray tells media his country will now call on the United Nations to intervene.

Texas Democrats [are] asking non-citizens to vote.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation has alerted the Justice Department to a gambit by Texas Democrats to get non-citizens to vote.  The state party sent out a voter registration form asking non-citizens to sign up, with the citizenship box already checked "yes." [...] This is an open invitation for voter fraud on a large scale, and the way the Democrats went about it defies belief: [...] How many other state Democratic Parties send out similar requests to non-citizens and haven't been caught?  Are we to believe that one party in one state came up with this idea all on its own?

Texas Dems ask noncitizens to register to vote, send applications with citizenship box pre-checked.  The Texas Democratic Party asked non-citizens to register to vote, sending out applications to immigrants with the box citizenship already checked "Yes," according to new complaints filed Thursday asking prosecutors to see what laws may have been broken.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation alerted district attorneys and the federal Justice Department to the pre-checked applications, and also included a signed affidavit from a man who said some of his relatives, who aren't citizens, received the mailing.  "This is how the Texas Democratic Party is inviting foreign influence in an election in a federal election cycle," said Logan Churchwell, spokesman for the PILF, a group that's made its mark policing states' voter registration practices.

Migrant Caravan Mystery Questions Need Answers.  [#1] Migrant Caravan or Violent Invasion?  I am not a geopolitical expert or historian, but that kinda look less like a caravan (and I have seen a few) and more like an invading army.  They are seen in many videos carrying the flag of the Honduras before them and chanting.  The leftwits may fall for this story of starving people crawling towards a better life.  I see an invading army.  And, speaking of starving... [#2] Who is feeding all of these people?  According to, 1,400 Hondurans left San Pedro Sula on October 14 (last Sunday) for Guatemala.  The invaders have grown to about 4,000 since then.  Do you have any idea how much food that would take?  Since they are on the move, they require more caloric intake than normal.  None of these people look as if they have missed a meal.  And who is keeping them hydrated?  For real.  I am not kidding.  Potable water trucks are somewhere out there.  We just need photos.

The Liberal Mob Must Be Stopped in November.  Democrats are actively encouraging illegal aliens to come to the country, no matter the damage to Americans.  They call it a "caravan," what it really is is a conga line of no-skilled, non-English speaking people marching up Central America to meet liberal activists at the border waiting to greet them with open arms and help them skirt our laws in the hope that they'll inspire American Hispanics to vote for them.  It's sick.  Even though our economy is booming, and there are more jobs than people looking for work, those jobs aren't for people illiterate in their native tongue, let alone unable to communicate in our language.  But Democrats have embraced this lie that somehow tens of millions of illegal aliens running up massive unpaid medical bills and whose children cost a fortune to educate are the key to economic growth.

Thousands of caravan migrants take shelter in southern Mexico.  Thousands of Central American migrants traveling together to enter the United States have hunkered down in shelters in a southern Mexico city along its border with Guatemala, according to local officials.

Police in Mexico try to stop caravan of Central American migrants determined to reach the US.  A caravan of thousands of footsore Central American migrants who say they are seeking refuge from violence in their countries was moving north Sunday under the close watch of an army of Mexican federal police in riot gear.  Mexican officials said federal police were staying in front of the caravan, which stretched about two miles and comprised of mostly people from Honduras and Guatemala, many of whom say they are determined to reach the U.S. border 1,700 miles away.

The Editor says...
As long as the mob is headed for the exit, on the U.S. side, I suspect the cops won't do much to slow them down.

Caravan swells to 5,000, advances toward U.S.  Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, a growing throng of Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border early Sunday [10/21/2018] in southern Mexico.  Their numbers swelled to about 5,000 overnight and at first light they set out walking toward the Mexican town of Tapachula, 10 abreast in a line stretching approximately a mile.

The Democrats wait with open arms.
Why caravan migrants wave Honduran flags and burn tires in front of U.S. embassy.  Waving the flag of the country they're desperate not to be sent back to, and burning tires in front of the Tegucigalpa-located embassy of the nation they're supposedly desperate to live in, the Honduras caravan migrants, their organizers and their supporters don't exactly come off as big fans of the United States.

Who is feeding the five thousand?
Migrant caravan re-forming to resume push north, uncertain if it can reach US.  About 2,000 Central American migrants who avoided Mexican law enforcement at a border bridge and swam or floated across from Guatemala have decided to reconstitute their mass caravan and continue the push north toward the U.S.  Gathered at a park in the border city of Ciudad Hidalgo, the migrants voted, then marched to the bridge to urge those still there to cross the river and join them, The Associated Press reported on Saturday night [10/20/2018].  "Let's all walk together!" and "Yes we can!" they cried, defying warnings to turn back this week from President Trump, who has sought to make immigration, border security and the human caravan from Central America priority campaign issues ahead of next month's midterm elections.

The Editor says...
Media bias alert:  "'Let's all walk together!' and 'Yes we can!' they cried," but I'll bet they weren't "crying" in English.

Migrant caravan grabs for American Dream, as immigrants forge unique challenge for US, Mexico.  The American Dream is alive and well ... in Guatemala, where Saturday night [10/20/2018] hundreds of immigrants grew frustrated with the pace of processing by Mexican officials and swarmed the Suchiate River, swimming, floating and pulling themselves across the muddy waters to reach the U.S.  The river separating Guatemala and Mexico is the primary crossing point for tens of thousands of Central American immigrants who migrate north each year looking for work and a better life in America.  Saturday night, however, when the sun went down, the river banks came alive, with hundreds of young Honduran men breaching the river to the chorus of fellow countrymen cheering them when they reached Mexican soil.  Police made no attempt to intervene.

Stretching for miles, 7,000-strong migrant caravan treks through stifling heat in southern Mexico.  A growing caravan of roughly 7,000 Central American immigrants continued its trek toward the United States on Sunday, blowing past Mexican police and immigration officials.  The group, which has swelled in size in recent days, set out before dawn on the only road out of the small Mexican border town of Ciudad Hidalgo.  It arrived in the afternoon in the city of Tapachula, more than 20 miles away.  The migrants, nearly all from the poor and violent nation of Honduras, posed a growing political and humanitarian calamity for Mexico, which has come under intense pressure from President Trump to stop them.

AP Changes Headline After Liberals Complain About Describing Illegal Caravan As 'Army Of Migrants'.  The Associated Press on Sunday changed a headline after a backlash from liberals furious at the AP for describing a caravan of illegal immigrants heading towards the United States as an "army of migrants."  "A ragged, growing army of migrants resumes march toward US," read the original headline on the AP story.  The AP later changed the headline to replace the word "army" with "caravan."  Though the AP has used the word "army" to refer to large groups of people besides migrants — including nurses and political activists — many on the political left criticized the wire service for its original headline.

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