Illegal immigration is either a huge problem or an electoral gold mine, depending on which political party you're in. If
your goal is to expand the pool of permanently dependent (welfare-addicted) voters, the quick and easy way to accomplish this goal
is to import masses of unskilled, uneducated, un-vaccinated peasants from Mexico and Central America. This action expands
the bureaucracy and the Democrat voter base at the same rate.
Mythologies of Illegal
Immigration. The illegal immigration debate has come to a head once again. Congress remains at an impasse
over a temporary spending bill that Senate Democrats refuse to support unless it includes a provision that would allow
several hundred thousand illegal aliens to remain in the United States without fear of deportation. It's a tiresome
ploy by the Democrats, abetted by their allies in the media, using deceptive language to paint a false picture that blurs the
distinction between legal and illegal, citizen and foreigner, justice and injustice.
How Did Democrats Get
Here? Ordinary Democrats' extreme hatred of Trump and his supporters is far from normal. Insisting we
enforce immigration laws on the books is not the second coming of Hitler. Democrats genuinely believe it is. They
talk themselves into nonsense, while Trump is gains popularity among Hispanic voters (who made up 30 percent of the audience
at his rally in New Mexico). The fact that Presidents Clinton and Obama both urged securing our borders makes no difference.
When Trump obeys American law, he is evil.
Cheers for Refugee Reduction. Over the weekend, President Donald Trump approved a new annual refugee cap of
18,000, the lowest since the U.S. program began in 1980. The reduction follows news that America took a pause last month and
refused to admit any new refugees. On economic, public safety and national security grounds, this is a very good thing
for the 325 million people already in our country. But you wouldn't know it from the grim headlines and hysterical
condemnations by globalist zealots and media sympathizers. CNN International led the open borders funeral procession last
week, with a report decrying, "No refugees will be resettled in the US in October, leaving hundreds in limbo around the world."
Warren: Amnesty for All Illegal Aliens Is 'Good' for American Workers. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA),
a top candidate for the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination, says amnesty for every illegal alien living in the United
States is "good for" American workers who will be forced to compete against newly legalized low-skilled foreign workers.
During a town hall with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union in Madison Heights, Michigan, Warren said she will
give amnesty to all 12 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the country, a move that would immediately drive up
foreign competition in the labor market for America's working and blue-collar class.
Compares Migrant Shelters to Dungeons Used in African Slave Trade. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) compared migrant shelters
in the U.S. to dungeons used during the African slave trade, according to a video that surfaced Saturday evening [9/14/2019].
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
Hours of Media Malpractice. [Scroll down] Exactly two minutes before Lawrence O'Donnell's admission of
error, a reporter at the military news website Task and Purpose tweeted out a story headlined "Children of US troops born
overseas will no longer get automatic American citizenship, Trump administration says." The story merited obvious
skepticism from the get-go and was soon revealed to be premised on a misreading of a minor policy change. The U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Service quickly clarified: The new policy would not affect all kids of service
members. It would affect only a tiny minority of service members in rare circumstances. Nonetheless, the story
was dutifully regurgitated by many other media outlets — many of which appear to have done no reporting of their
own — and spread far and wide by journalists on social media. On Wednesday night [8/28/2019], Twitter was
still full of misinformation and anti-Trump invective generated by an inaccurate story.
USCIS Policy Change
Affects How Children Of U.S. Service Members And Employees Abroad Obtain U.S. Citizenship. A new U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy alert issued Wednesday [8/28/2019] states that the children of some
government employees and U.S. service members overseas will no longer be automatically U.S. citizens. [...] The document says
the parents of children who fall under INA 322 will be allowed to complete naturalization proceedings while living overseas,
but "must enter the U.S. lawfully with an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa and be in lawful status when they take the Oath of
Allegiance," Parker told Task & Purpose.
the U.S. hasn't declared that children of military servicemen born abroad aren't citizens. A hair-raising sentence that
caused a minor freakout on political Twitter this afternoon [8/28/2019] from the new citizenship guidelines issued by the feds today: "USCIS
is updating its policy regarding children of U.S. government employees and U.S. armed forces members employed or stationed outside the
United States to explain that they are not considered to be 'residing in the United States' for purposes of acquiring citizenship under
INA 320." [...] But no, that's not what the policy says. You can read the actual guidelines [elsew]here but the USCIS fact
sheet is clear enough. [...] How many children born abroad to servicemen and women are covered by those two categories?
Ninety-five percent? More? None of them are touched by the new policy.
The Mythical Trump Hydra.
Trump is purportedly an utter incompetent executive. His administration is in shambles, directionless, characterized by
massive firings, resignations, and utter chaos — reflective of his previous bankruptcies, failed business
ventures, thrice-married personal life, and constant Twitter vendettas. The Trump economy, social policy, and foreign
policy are in freefall. We will be lucky to avoid a depression or major war — or both — by 2020.
In reality, previous presidents had not achieved 3 percent annualized GDP growth since 2006, prior to the greatest financial
collapse since the Great Depression. Unemployment is at near-record peacetime lows. Interest rates and inflation
are low. Gas and oil production is at record highs.
Alien Caught Lying About ICE Separating Her From Breastfeeding Baby After CNN Pushed Her Fake Story. It isn't an accident
that CNN is considered fake news by most Americans. The low-ratings network that can be seen playing in every major airport, has a
long history of distorting the truth to fit their far-left liberal narrative. When it comes to protecting and defending the flow
of illegal aliens across our southern border, there isn't a lie that's too big for the leftist media. Last week, CNN reported about
an undocumented migrant mom (illegal alien) who was swept up in the Mississippi I.C.E. raids. It's strange, that CNN never
mentioned that the "migrant mom" was using a fake social security number.
the Left Gets the Statue of Liberty Poem Wrong. The poem was written in two days, and made a splash at the
time, but was then forgotten, only to be revived generations later when Americans needed a symbol to counteract Nazi
Germany. Emma Lazarus would have been deeply disappointed had she known that she would only be remembered for a poem
that she had written in two days for a friend's fundraiser and wasn't even mentioned in her obituary. Its revival has
focused heavily not on its opening lines, but a few lines before its conclusion, "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled
masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to
me." The most obvious error they make is to remove the context and read The New Colossus with the painfully literal-minded
didacticism of the idiot. When the poem speaks of "wretched refuse", they ignore the ironic tone and assume that the
ideal immigrant is wretched refuse. Since the poem speaks of "poor" immigrants, they insist that the United States is
obligated to take in not just immigrants who are currently poor, but intend to stay that way. They believe (often
without reading it) that the poem speaks of America's obligation to the world.
Hypocrisy on Family Separation at the Border. Last year, the Democrats portrayed President Trump as a monster
for authorizing an immigration policy under which border authorities separated some children from the "families" with which
they had illegally entered the country. Ignoring the inconvenient fact that many of the people from whose arms these
kids were "so cruelly torn" weren't parents or relatives, they compared the president to Adolf Hitler and accused him of
state terrorism. The Trump administration now plans to close the legal loophole that required the separations and is
all too predictably being denounced by the Democrats for that proposal.
Immigrants Should Be Less Dependent On U.S. Welfare, And So Should Everyone Else. The Trump administration
announced long-awaited "public charge" immigration regulations this week, and the furor immediately kicked up to derangement
level. Reason's Shikha Dalmia called the policy a "complete abuse of the original understanding" of the law. In
the Washington Post, opinion writer Paul Waldman said the policy sends a message: "We hate you and we don't want you
here, and if you come we will treat you with all the cruelty we can muster." CNN's legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin went so far
as to call the proposed regulation "un-American." There is very little nuance left in political discourse. Every
administration policy is said to be the key to saving America or the final step in dooming it, depending on your point of view.
Trump Green Card
Rule: Three Lefty Lies Debunked. All too typical of the nonsense that has been said and written about the
regulation is the following headline from CNN: "Cuccinelli rewrites Statue of Liberty poem to make case for limiting
immigration." This ridiculous claim distorts an answer the acting director made during an interview with Rachel Martin
at NPR. Martin asked him, "Would you also agree that Emma Lazarus' words etched on the Statue of Liberty —
'Give me your tired, your poor ... ' — are also part of the American ethos?" [...] Cuccinelli's mistake involved
his assumption that Martin and her fellow "journalists" were literate enough in American history to get his point. It
went straight over their heads, of course. The Lazarus sonnet was written in 1883 for the purpose of raising money for
the pedestal upon which the Statue of Liberty stands, but it didn't reflect U.S. immigration law then or now.
The Immigration Act of 1882 was the first comprehensive immigration statute enacted by Congress, and it excluded anyone "unable
to take care of him or herself without becoming a public charge."
Immigration Hurts Black Workers Most. Pew Research suggests that some 11.1 million illegals reside within our
borders. Although this falls in line with figures from the Department of Homeland Security, many believe the true
figure is much higher. Why? Two reasons. First, the "official" figures do not include the children
of illegal immigrants who were born in America — so called "anchor babies." Although they are natural-born
citizens, these individuals are only here because of their parent's criminal activity. [...] Second, the official aggregate
figures suspiciously plateau in 2007. The explanation is that after 2008 the number of migrants fell and deportations rose
to an equilibrium point. However, there is little evidence that migration rates fell, and the reason deportations increased
is because the Obama administration simply changed the definition of "deportation" to inflate the numbers.
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.
Kind of Rhetoric Causes the Shooting of Whites? What the Left does want to do is use the El Paso tragedy to
remove any remaining stumbling blocks to its immigrationist endeavors. Liberals now want "invasion" (and even "illegal
alien") considered a racist term. This is nothing new, either, as the Left has already tried to demonize things such as
"Build that wall!" chants and "MAGA" hats. The idea is that anything rhetorically effective for conservatives —
anything that could possibly influence people — should be labeled racist and thus be out of bounds. (By the way,
would this include anti-immigrationist remarks such as "Europe belongs to the Europeans," uttered last year by infamous "white
supremacist" the Dalai Lama?) Hey, the side that defines the vocabulary of a debate wins the debate.
Left Is on a Mission to Annihilate Conservatism. While President Donald Trump is an ideal scapegoat for leftist
hatred and demagoguery, the left's ultimate goal is to permanently reduce conservatism and the Republican Party to minority
status by indelibly associating them with racism. Listen to what the Democratic presidential candidates and other
Democrats are saying. If you support border enforcement, you are a racist. If you support Trump, who pushes
border enforcement, you are a racist. If you don't condemn Trump for being a white supremacist, which he is not, you
are a white supremacist.
Racist ruse? Trump and MS-13.
MS-13 is a boogeyman used by the lying, racist President Donald Trump to scare people about illegal crossings at the southern
border and don't listen to him — or so say leftist politicians, let's-pretend journalists and puzzling
professors. At least these people do not grab you, slice you to death with their machetes, bang your head with baseball
bats or, as in one recent incident, carve out your heart. That's what happened in California, and 19 of the 22 MS-13
gang members accused of this barbarism crossed the southern border illegally in recent years. While you may agree with
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that walls are evil, the term is more nearly applicable to freak-show politics.
Democrats Falsely Claim Only 11M Illegal Aliens in U.S.. A number of 2020 Democrats during CNN's Democrat
presidential primary debate falsely claimed there are only about 11 million illegal aliens living across the United
States. From New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), Democrats during their second-night
primary debate falsely reiterated there are only about 11 million illegal aliens living in the U.S., though data and research
say otherwise. The most recent research by Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology finds that
there are roughly 22 million illegal aliens living in the U.S. — double the total that Democrats claim.
Trump is a 'racist,' responsible for El Paso shooting. Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) said Saturday [8/3/2019] that
President Trump bears some responsibility for a shooting in El Paso, Texas, that killed at least 20 people. Asked by
news reporters whether the president was at all responsible for the shooting, O'Rourke, who formerly served as the city's mayor, responded
firmly. "Yes. We've had a rise in hate crimes every single one of the last three years, during an administration where you have
a president who's called Mexicans rapists and criminals," O'Rourke said Saturday evening [8/3/2019].
The Editor says...
Enforcing the international border is not an act of racism. The people streaming across the border are not rocket scientists
and brain surgeons. They are mostly destitute peasants, very few speak English, and in fact many of them
are rapists and criminals.
Confronts Immigration Lies: 'Cages for Kids Were Built by Obama, I Ended Child Separation!' Those with even a
little bit of knowledge about U.S. immigration policy know that illegal immigrants caught at the border with Mexico weren't
exactly treated overly kindly by the Obama administration. Quite the opposite is true, even: families were separated
from each other, and people were held in cages. When Donald Trump became president, he inherited those policies from
his predecessor. Of course, the mainstream media have a hard time acknowledging those inconvenient facts. They'd
rather pretend that this immigration policy has been created by President Trump, who can then be portrayed as a horrible
racist who just doesn't care about Hispanic children.
says Trump's bid to secure the border 'all about ethnicity and racism'. Her argument about racism is actually
pretty patronizing of the people she claims to champion. The fundamental contradiction of illegal immigration is that
people are presumably fleeing lawless societies in search of a society that has rule of law. How exactly is that
achieved by breaking the law of the lawful society by illegally entering? She's essentially saying that border surgers
are incapable of obeying rule of law and thus, should be allowed into the U.S. without having to obey any rule of law.
Immigration: The Path
To Power. MIT says our illegal immigrant population is about 22 million. Yale says it is between 16 and
30 million. The 11 million figure so popular in the media is ridiculous and a total lie. The
Democrat leadership desperately needs new Democrats to fill the empty space left by former middle-class Democrats they have
long abandoned. This is not about some new healthcare program or race relations or whatever. They could not care
less. It is about power. Every Democrat presidential candidate is united on this.
Left is following Communism's playbook for revolution. 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. But it's also used for
propaganda purposes, with simple efforts to enforce immigration law — ones pursued by Barack Obama himself —
used to demonize ICE agents and the current administration. Vile, divisive lies such as claiming that detention facilities
are Nazi-like "concentration camps" lead to hatred, violence, protests, and terrorist attacks such as Saturday's assault on a
Tacoma, Washington ICE facility.
Jordan lays blame where it belongs after grandstanding spectacle in border crisis hearing. Rep. Jim Jordan
unloaded a scathing rebuke of Democrats and their hypocrisy during a House hearing on border facilities and issues related to
migrant family separations. The Ohio Republican and Ranking Member of the House Oversight Committee slammed Democrats
for "making ridiculous and dangerous statements" in a fiery speech following an outburst by Chairman Elijah Cummings while
questioning Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Thursday [7/18/2019]. Jordan accused Democrats of
"choosing to play politics" with the border crisis issue, "fabricating stories of cruelty and besmirching the hard-working
civil servants protecting the border." [Video clip]
matter': Castro pushes for government to remove words 'illegal aliens'. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) wants
the word "alien" and the term "illegal alien" taken out of the government's legal code. The congressman is arguing that
the words work to "demonetize and dehumanize the migrant community."
Watch Obama Explain Why Economic Refugees Don't Qualify For Asylum. Barack Obama explained that crime and poverty
do not justify a valid asylum claim. 100% of the policies that Democrats call President Trump a "racist" for, Obama
did first and literally, none of them cared whatsoever. Is Barack Obama a racist too? [Video clip]
Obama On Illegal Migrants Coming To America: "Send Them Back." How odd to see Democrats do a complete
180 regarding the crisis at the southern border. Watch here as former President Obama outlines the EXACT SAME ARGUMENT
President Trump is now saying regarding the terribly dangerous situation of children being sent to the border. Where
was the outrage from the left then and why are they pretending to be so outraged now? [Video clip]
Ocasio-Cortez tells illegal immigrant kids 'this country belongs to you'. In the "squad" response to President
Trump over his tweets to them about their anti-Americanism, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had a doozy of a response.
She declared that the U.S. "belongs" to "everyone," including illegal immigrants. She couched it all in the smarmy
language of addressing all the children of America. [Video clip]
Sides Are Exaggerating. To judge by the president's boasts and the avalanche of statements from Democrats
denouncing the raids, you might think ICE is in the process of trying to round up all of the estimated 11 million illegal
immigrants in the country and then ship them all back to their countries of origin. Indeed, the dramatic denunciations
of the raids by Democratic presidential candidates, members of Congress, and mayors, and governors of so-called sanctuary
cities and states more than matched Trump's hyperbole. These Democrats depicted the raids as extraordinarily cruel
toward illegally present foreigners, describing families as living in terror of a knock at the door in terms that were once
reserved for visits by the Gestapo or the KGB. They universally decried the fate of apprehended illegal immigrants as
unjust and pitiable, as when the administration vainly sought to deter the flow of illegal immigrants by a policy of "zero
tolerance," in which those illegaly crossing the border with children were arrested.
Jews Weaponize Holocaust Against 'Concentration Camps' at U.S. Border. A small far-left group of Jewish
activists, Never Again Action, has been organizing protests against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and migrant
detention facilities in an effort to close down what they liken to "concentration camps." Last month, Rep. Alexandria
Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) outraged mainstream Jewish organizations by comparing the migrant facilities to concentration camps, adding,
"Never again" — a clear reference to the Nazi murder of six million Jews in World War Two.
are lying to the American people about ICE and immigration. The issues surrounding zero tolerance and the
conditions of confinement at Border Patrol stations is an important one and it is vital that the American people know the
facts. But every time one of the witnesses or members of Congress said something that was downright wrong —
a lie, an intentional mis-truth — and I attempted to speak up and correct the record, I was refused many times the
opportunity to speak. They didn't want to hear from me. They didn't want the truth. They simply wanted to
continue to push their false narrative about the Border Patrol and ICE. They wanted to continually attack our president.
Beto O'Rourke: "In My Administration We Are Going to Make Sure No One Is Criminally Prosecuted for Being a Human Being".
Beto O'Rourke came out with a new promise to voters on Sunday [7/14/2019]. The liberal darling and dunce told reporters he will "make
sure" under his administration that "no one is criminally prosecuted for being a human being." Thank goodness! That is
such a relief.
News Begins With Fake Language. The term "Alien" has been all but expunged from the immigration vernacular,
even though it is a term that is an integral element of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). [...] The media now uses
more obfuscating terms to describe illegal aliens. In addition to referring to them as immigrants (thereby insulting
and impugning lawful immigrants) lately they refer to them as "asylum seekers" and "migrants." [...] For many Americans,
however, the term "asylum seeker" falsely engenders legitimacy and creates sympathy for illegal aliens. "Sanctuary
Cities" promise to protect "immigrants" from ICE. Immigrants need no such protection. Those jurisdiction protect
illegal aliens including criminals, fugitives and potentially terrorists. Americans are well-known for being
compassionate and thus using such terminology is designed to generate empathy and obfuscate the truth.
Bakari Sellers: Trump Administration Is 'Literally Terrorizing People' With ICE Raids. Former Florida gubernatorial
candidate Andrew Gillum argued Sunday [7/14/2019] that the Trump administration is "literally terrorizing people" by going through with
planned ICE raids on illegal immigrants under deportation orders. During a panel segment of "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper,
Gillum called the raids a "strategy" designed to "demonize black and brown people" in order to secure a second term in the White House.
Dishonest': Vice President Pence Blasts CNN After Visiting Migrant Shelters. Vice President Mike Pence visited
migrant shelters in the McAllen, Texas, area Friday and blasted CNN on Twitter following the stops, particularly for its
"dishonest" coverage of his trip. "CNN is so dishonest," the vice president tweeted late Friday [7/12/2019].
"Today we took reporters to a detention facility on the border for families and children and all told us they were being
The leader of the Abortion Party suddenly knows a lot about Christianity and mercy.
Suggests That Jesus Is Not On The Side Of ICE Raids. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi used her Sunday
Gospel reading to take aim at President Donald Trump's planned ICE raids, appearing to suggest that Jesus would not be on the
side of law enforcement in this case. "It should be a sign to us that today's Catholic Gospel reading is the Good
Samaritan, where Jesus teaches us to love our neighbors as ourselves and treat them with mercy," Pelosi tweeted.
"Trump's ICE raids today tear families apart — the opposite of mercy."
Border Patrol Chief Tom Homan Explodes at Hearing, Goes Off on Unhinged Democrat. For months Democrats claimed
the record border crossings was a manufactured crisis. Now they are attacking US Border Patrol for not having enough
resources. Congress is responsible to provide resources but they refuse to do their job. The Democrats took turns
attacking former ICE Director Tom Homan. Rep. Garcia was particularly vile with his attacks on Homan. Have
we not learned from the internment of Japanese Americans?... Do you not care? Is it because these children do not look
like children that are around you? I don't get it. Have you ever held a deceased child in your arms?
Delete Tweet Using Obama-Era Migrant Shelter Picture of 'Kids in Cages'. House Oversight and Reform Committee
Democrats tweeted, and then deleted, a picture Tuesday [7/9/2019] of an Obama-era migrant detention center to attack
Republicans ahead of a Wednesday hearing on President Donald Trump's policies of "putting migrant kids in cages." On
Tuesday, the House Reform and Oversight Committee Democrats used a picture from 2014, during the Obama administration, in a
tweet to attack Republicans and President Donald Trump ahead of their Wednesday hearing on alleged "inhumane treatment at
Middle-Class Americans Must Sacrifice Their Suburbs to Aid Poor Immigrants. The federal government must force
tens of millions of suburban voters to sacrifice their houses' value, their quiet schools, and their green neighborhoods so
poor immigrants can have cheaper rents and investors can build more houses, according to the New York Times' editorial
board. [...] The editorial starts with a complaint about housing prices — but it never mentions the obvious
fix: Ending the federal policy of annually importing 1 million immigrant workers, consumers, and renters, which
inflates housing prices and class competition for good neighborhoods and good schools.
Facts About Obama's Immigration Record Liberals Refuse to Admit. [#2] Obama separated families at the
border: The most common rebuttal I've heard on social media to the issue of which administration built the cages
housing immigrant children is that Trump separated families at the border, while Obama did not. In their minds, the
moment Trump became president, unaccompanied minors stopped coming across the border, and instead, it was full of families,
that were then thoughtlessly ripped apart by an evil and mean Trump administration. Well, the left doesn't want to see
this, but the separation of families at the border was a continuation of an existing policy that preceded Trump (and Obama)
and Obama absolutely separated families at the border. [#1] Obama built the cages for immigrant children: Not
even Snopes could deny this one. Two former Obama administration officials have publicly acknowledged this fact, and the
media even reported on the migrant detention facilities that were built by the Obama administration — but those
reports lacked the outrage you see today. There is a lot of photographic evidence of migrant detention facilities
during the Obama years, with children crowded in caged areas, sleeping on concrete floors, that just didn't resonate with the
media or the political left at the time. It's almost as though they were trying to protect Obama's legacy.
versus the refugees: One FDR policy that Bernie Sanders never mentions. In his recent major policy speech
at Georgetown University, Bernie Sanders repeatedly invoked the name of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He hailed "the
bold and visionary leadership" of FDR, recalling how "Roosevelt led a transformation of the American government and the American
economy." Sanders often cites Roosevelt as his role model and the New Deal as the template for Sanders's vision of America.
Yet at Georgetown, as on so many other occasions, there was one important area of Roosevelt's policies that Sanders conspicuously
failed to mention: immigration. Sanders favors a much more liberal U.S. immigration policy. Not Roosevelt.
In fact, FDR's immigration policy was so strict that if Sanders's father, Eli, had not arrived from Poland before Roosevelt became
president, he probably would not have been admitted.
About Border Conditions? Blame Congress. In the annals of Wokes versus People Living in Reality, this
week was one for the books. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the avatar of lefty rage-emotes
everywhere, visited the border and had a complete meltdown. Ocasio-Cortez told reporters she "was not safe from the
officers," and that migrants were forced to drink out of toilets while being subject to "psychological warfare." "This
has been horrifying so far," she tweeted. "It is hard to understate the enormity of the problem. We're talking
systemic cruelty w/ a dehumanizing culture that treats them like animals."`[...] But none of this is true. None of
the migrants housed on the border are being held against their will.
official shreds AOC's misinformation campaign with tour of detention facility. A U.S. Customs and Border
Protection official who appears to be of Hispanic descent has taken it upon himself to "dispel some of the misinformation"
about CBP's detention facilities that's been propagated by the likes of socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,
among others. CBP Tucson Sector Chief Patrol Agent Roy Villareal accomplished this by providing a video tour of one of
the many detention facilities he manages in what's been described as "one of the busiest Border Patrol sectors in the
nation." [Video clip]
Pastors: We Toured The Border Detention Centers & Ocasio-Cortez Is Doling Out Some Big Lies.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and the Democratic Party have been peddling some serious allegations about the
detention facilities housing illegal aliens at the southern border. Of course, they're trying to paint the Trump
administration or any administration that supports enforcing federal immigration laws as fascistic in nature. The
overcrowding, the lack of basic supplies, no soap, no toothbrushes, etc. the outrage is deafening from the Left and their
media allies. It's very entertaining. Yes, it is — because these same clowns said that the border
crisis and the horde of illegals swarming the border was a manufactured crisis peddled by the Trump White House.
Times The Media Said There Was No Crisis At The Southern Border. Now that media-savvy congressional Democrats
like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have brought attention to the humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border caused by
Congress's refusal to fix our exploited immigration laws, political pundits are having to eat their own words from just a few
months ago claiming that the border crisis was manufactured by President Trump as a political stunt. Last week, before
President Trump departed for the G20 Summit in Japan, he told reporters on the White House lawn that his critics are now
seeing he was right all along.
border-camp theater. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is horrified at what she's seen on her visit to a
holding facility for illegal immigrants — just a week after she voted against emergency funding to improve
conditions at what she'd taken to calling "concentration camps." This after months when Democrats insisted that talk of
a border crisis was just a Trump administration contrivance, and refused to even vote on its requests for funds. AOC
has a great gift for theater, as in her claim that detained women are forced to drink from toilets — which
apparently refers to standard plumbing units for these facilities, which hold both a sink and toilet.
Concentration Camps Aren't the Same Thing as Illegal Immigrant Holding Centers. In America, authorities detain
illegal immigrants in holding facilities, then send them back to their home countries. Sometimes they're not even sent
back, but scheduled for a court appearance and let out into the public, where they often disappear. The illegal
immigrants broke the laws of the U.S. by sneaking across the border. [...] They're not forced to work. Nor are they
awaiting mass execution. They're soon released. The camps are nothing like Nazi Germany's concentration camps,
where people were treated brutally and often died. No one is there to be used as forced labor or to be executed —
or even kept there very long. A senior ICE official compared detention centers for illegal immigrant families to "summer camps."
attacks on Border Patrol are outrageous and based on lies. As the president of the National Border Patrol
Council, the union representing 16,000 Border Patrol agents, I am personally and professionally offended by Rep. Alexandria
Ocasio-Cortez's outrageous, inflammatory and false claims about the dedicated law enforcement officers I represent.
Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., once again tweeted Tuesday to describe our detention facilities for illegal immigrants as "concentration
camps" — absurdly comparing these facilities to the death camps run by the Nazis who murdered 6 million Jews and
millions of others during World War II. This is a horrible insult to the memories of the innocent men, women and
children slaughtered by the Nazis, and to our Border Patrol agents — implying that our agents are no different from
the Nazi butchers. The outrageousness of this vicious slander is breathtaking — especially coming from a member
Dan Crenshaw calls out Ocasio-Cortez as a liar on detainees drinking from toilets. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX)
continues to delight me with his common sense and honesty. Yesterday [7/2/2019], he did not mince words, calling out
Democrats for their game of deliberately denying resources to detention centers for illegals and then criticizing President
Trump for the resulting conditions. And he outright called Rep. Ocasio-Cortex a liar for her claim that detainees
were forced to drink from toilets.
pastors tour border facility lambasted by AOC and say they are 'shocked by misinformation'. Rev. Samuel
Rodriguez was "full of indignation" when he saw the reports and heard from politicians about the deplorable and inhumane
conditions for illegal immigrants at an El Paso County, Texas migrant detention center. But what he saw at the same
facility toured by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. with a group of pastors was "drastically different." The
president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, the world's largest Hispanic Christian organization, and
senior pastor of New Seasons Christian Worship Center in Sacramento shared his firsthand experience touring a migrant
detention center during a press briefing Monday [7/1/2019].
DHS Secretary: FYI, Cages or Whatever You Want to Call Them, Weren't Invented by Trump. Former Department
of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson gave the left another reality check over the weekend about detention centers on
the southern border with Mexico. "Chain link barriers, partitions, fences, cages, whatever you want to call them, were
not invented on January 20, 2017, okay?" Johnson said during an interview at the Aspen Institute. Johnson was asked
about a photo taken in 2014. It shows the former Secretary touring a border detention facility in Arizona when the
unaccompanied minor and family unit crisis actually began. Most of the media started paying attention to the issue,
while expressing outrage over the Trump administration's response to it, only recently.
Love and Aid for Illegal Migrants, Nothing for Americans. Democrats promised aid and love for illegal
migrants — but did not mention border protections or the concerns of ordinary Americans — during a
raucous Monday [7/1/2019] visit to the Clint Border Patrol Station, just two miles from the Mexican border in Texas. "This
is about the preservation of our humanity, and this is about seeing every single person there as a member of your own family,"
Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley told protesters and the assembled media on Monday [7/1/2019].
The Editor says...
If someone breaks into my house, that doesn't make him a member of my family.
If someone sneaks into this country, that doesn't make him an American.
Baby-killing Socialists are in no position to preach about "the preservation of our humanity."
in media changing their tune on border 'crisis' after claiming it was 'manufactured'. Media pundits and anchors
seemingly switched gears in recent weeks and now consider the immigration problems at the southern border a "crisis," after
months of downplaying the issue and blaming President Trump. Recent reporting on the southern border has shown
overcrowding of federal facilities, outbreaks of disease, issues with migrant children and general chaos — raising
questions of ethics and legality regarding immigrant detention and processing. Grabien News published a media montage
earlier this week of various news figures and commentators from major networks minimizing the crisis and accusing Trump of
Chair Perez Defends Health Care for Illegal Immigrants: 'This Is Not a Handout'. On this weekend's broadcast of
"Fox News Sunday," Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez defended the proposal of health care for immigrants who
entered the United States illegally. Thursday [6/27/2019] at the Democratic debate all ten candidates raised their
hands when asked if they support health care for undocumented immigrants. Perez said, "It's an insurance program, so
you got to pay into it. Immigrants, including undocumented immigrants, pay billions of dollars in taxes. That is
The Editor says...
The reality is that many (if not most) illegal aliens have never been to a doctor, and when they get to the U.S.,
they consume far more than they contribute. Moreover, I suspect they send far more money back to their home countries
(from which they allegedly fled because their native countries were so awful) than they pay in taxes.
2020 illegal immigration hysteria reaches new heights. The madness kicked off with the question of what should
be done to the thousands of people converging daily at the southern border. Kamala Harris announced that she "will
release children from cages." John Hickenlooper expressed his utmost disbelief "that this country would sanction federal
agents to take children from the arms of their parents, put them in cages, actually put them up for adoption[.]" "This
president, though, for immigrants, there is nothing he will not do to separate a family, cage a child," Eric Swalwell chimed
in. To anyone affected by amnesia, let it be known that the president signed an executive order last year that directed
the Department of Homeland Security to keep families together after they were detained crossing the border illegally.
Photo Undermines Media Credibility on 'Manufactured Crisis' at Border. Townhall put together a montage
insisting not only that Trump had made up a "manufactured crisis" but outright lied that there was a crisis at the border in
the first place. The clip begins with CNN's Don Lemon asking:"This last ditch effort to persuade Americans that there
is a crisis at the border - did it work?["] [...] In April, The Media Research Center's Bill D'Agostino put together a
montage of media figures finally admitting that it was a crisis. Over at Fox, Tucker Carlson put together his own
montage of mainstream liberal media acolytes insisting as follows: [...] Doubtless there's more of this kind of utter
wrong-headed frothing denial out there in the media.
Migrants Had 'No Choice' But to Come to U.S. Due to Climate Change. 2020 Democratic candidate and Congressman
Beto O'Rourke told demonstrators outside the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children that the children from
Central America "had no choice but to come here" because climate change had damaged their home countries. He blamed
rising temperatures for causing droughts, which made food supply scarce. O'Rourke claimed these circumstance forced the
people to come to the U.S. border and cross illegally.
The spoiled 'protected
group' brats of America. Illegal aliens are invited in by the millions. This sets a precedent: come to
America because our immigration laws don't mean a [...] thing. When the border shelter is overcrowded, Americans are
blamed for not providing posh beds to comfort the law-breakers, or enough toothpaste to ensure proper oral care for "the
children" of non-citizens who initiate their American experience with non-compliance of legal statute. Legal aliens
from societies that best replicate a dark-ages mentality are dumped en masse into American cities and immediately begin a
reign of terror in what looks like an attempt to recreate the conditions of their home country.
New Evidence Shows AOC Staged Photo-Op At Border Facility, & It's Revealing. What better way to earn points
with emotional lefties than to show up at the border and cry? Make sure there's a cameraman nearby, though.
Otherwise, it won't count for much.
Obama's ICE Chief: Don't Blame Trump, 'Cages' For Illegals Were Built By Obama Administration. The man
who was the Obama administration's chief of removing illegal immigrants said on Wednesday that it was his boss, President
Barack Obama, who had the idea of putting illegal immigrant children in the "cages" that Democrats have used as a bludgeon
against President Trump. Thomas Homan, Obama's executive associate director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
between May 2013 and January 2017, was responsible for "promoting public safety and national security by maintaining direct
oversight of critical ICE programs and operations to identify, locate, arrest, detain and remove illegal aliens from the
United States," according to his LinkedIn profile.
Built The 'Cages' for Illegals, Not Trump, Says Obama ICE Chief. It was only a few months ago that Democrats
were dismissing the crisis at the border as manufactured by Trump, and now they're comparing migrant detention centers to
concentration camps and blaming Trump for "putting kids in cages." But for those still trying to blame President Trump,
Barack Obama's former ICE chief, Thomas Homan, has a reality check for them. Speaking at a conference hosted by the
Center for Immigration Studies, Homan explained that the "cages" Democrats are blaming on Trump were the product of the Obama
O'Donnell Claims 'Over 100,000' 'Concentration Camps' in U.S. During an appearance on Bravo's Watch What
Happens Live with Andy Cohen Monday night [6/24/2019], former View co-host and left-wing conspiracy theorist Rosie
O'Donnell not only defended outrageous comparisons of illegal immigration detention centers to "concentration camps," but she
claimed that there were "over 100,000" camps spread across the United States. Near the end of the show, Cohen helped
promote a planned nationwide liberal protest of the Trump administration's immigration policy, teeing up O'Donnell: "Rosie,
you're going to be doing a vigil called Lights for Liberty, July 12th, demanding an end to the detention camps."
O'Donnell launched into a fact-free rant: [Video clip]
Viral Photo Of Children At Detention Facilities Got Blamed On Trump, Reality Tells A Different Story. This is
what, the 4th or 5th time a photo of kids at the border has gone viral that ended up not telling the real story? In
this case, the misleading was clearly intentional though, as you'll see. A picture of children sleeping with aluminum
thermal blankets on the floor of a CBP detention facility made the rounds this weekend. It was posted by someone named
Nancy Lee Grahn. Apparently, I'm supposed to know who she is because she's on TV and has a blue check-mark, but
admittedly, I've never heard of her.
The Editor says...
I don't watch TV any more, so I've never heard of her either.
Ilhan Omar defends AOC: 'There are camps and people are being concentrated'. Rep. Ilhan Omar said she
doesn't understand why Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling immigrant detention facilities "concentration camps" has
been so controversial, seeing that people are "being concentrated" there. "There are camps and people are being
concentrated," Ms. Omar told The Rebel Media on Friday. "This is very simple. I don't even know why this is
a controversial thing for her to say. "We have to really, truthfully speak about what's taking place," the Minnesota
Democrat said. "And this is why it is really important for us to abolish [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] and
make sure that we have an agency that is accountable to the people, that is dealing with the situation in a humane way.
Joe calls Mike Pence a 'liar... who claims to be a Christian'. This week's Liberal Media Scream features MSNBC
Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough ripping the treatment of young illegal immigrants, comparing their situation to that
of terrorist interrogation camps. What's more, on his Monday [6/24/2019] show his co-host Mike Brzezinski slapped Vice
President Mike Pence as "pathetic" while Scarborough sneered that the veep "claims to be a Christian." Scarborough and
Brzezinski held the Trump administration culpable for the treatment of children at the border. Scarborough charged that
children are "being treated like terrorists at an interrogation camp."
Showcases the Left's Reverse McCarthyism. My grandmother spent World War II in a concentration camp in
Transnistria. Growing up in Israel, we were encouraged in school to ask our grandparents what it was like to live
through the Holocaust, but my grandmother was always understandably sparse on the details. [...] Being raised with these
stories, it's frustrating to see politicians like Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) make insulting comparisons
between ICE detention centers and Nazi concentration camps. To make such a comparison, you'd have to be an idiot who is
clueless about history, or a vicious cynic who callously uses the experience of Holocaust survivors to score cheap political
points. Sometimes, it's difficult to tell into which category Ocasio-Cortez falls, but ultimately, it doesn't matter.
Levin Lights Up Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Like a Christmas Tree at Chernobyl. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a
nasty, stupid bigot. Yet the media put her on their shoulders; they promote her and celebrate her. They give her
as much attention as possible. They have created her, yet she's a nobody, she's a back-bencher from a heavily
Democratic district, where she won the primary by a relatively few votes in a heavily Hispanic district. She beat an
old Pelosi ally, a white male, who did not choose to campaign very much. And they treat this as some great event.
It's not a great event. [...] Now you and I are supposed to sit here and make some fine distinction between concentration
camps and death camps in order to defend Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a buffoon who makes outrageous statements and is defended
by low-lifes like Chris Hayes at MSNBC, among others. [...] We are not running "concentration camps" on our southern
border. Anywhere. This kind of garbage used to be rejected as the insane ramblings of the kooks in our society.
Dems' 2020 Election Strategy. Record numbers to our South flock to our border and brazenly cross in, sometimes
haplessly swimming across in a lake until our Coast Guard saves them from drowning, sometimes climbing over walls or
contending with barbed wire, often first renting a child en route so they can claim "Family" and the "Flores
Decree" — all in the desperate hope that, instead of being turned back whence they came, they will be permitted by
our compassionate border guards to find food, shelter, medical care, and safety in one of our facilities that a former
bartender cum laude with studies in international affairs, economics, and mixology calls "concentration camps."
Ocasio-Cortez Effectively Accuses Obama of Running 'Concentration Camps'. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
(D-NY) has effectively compared President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler, and his administration to the Third Reich.
That's the logical consequence of her claim that detention facilities at the southern border are "concentration
camps" — because the same facilities existed under Obama. Breitbart News first broke the news in 2014 that
large numbers of children were being "warehoused by authorities" after crossing the border illegally. Few Democrats
showed any concern, or criticized the Obama administration for its policies — even when photos emerged of children
being detained in facilities where they had been separated from adults by chain-link fences.
Maintaining U.S. Borders Is Not The Same As Ethnic Cleansing. Of course, the claim that conditions at U.S.
border facilities are anything like Nazi concentration camps or Japanese American internment camps is absurd. Detainees
are not subjected to forced labor, malnutrition, or mass executions. They also chose to enter these facilities by
willingly coming to the United States and typically turning themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol, while obviously
concentration camp inmates were forced to be there. And while Japanese Americans and victims of the Third Reich had no
option to leave, the 48,000 detainees in U.S. border facilities may opt for "voluntary departure" and return to their country
of origin at any time. But the more shameful flaw in Ocasio-Cortez' claim is not the contrast in conditions, it's the
difference in why inmates are being detained.
Omar Need an English Lesson? Nancy Pelosi has suggested that Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is not fully responsible
for her own statements because she has a "different experience in the use of words." It's possible, although Omar has
lived in the U.S. since she was 13. In any event, she seemingly does not know the meaning of the word "alien."
She tweeted today in response to President Trump: ["]No one is an 'alien.' This is family separation on a
massive scale.["] [...] Omar is simply wrong: lots of people are aliens. An alien is someone who is not
a citizen. An illegal alien, which Trump referred to, is an alien who is present in the country illegally.
guest: What Trump administration is doing at the border 'very cleanly' matches concentration camps.
Andrea Pitzer, author of One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps, agreed with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's
comparing U.S. immigration detention centers to the concentration camps Nazi Germany used during World War II.
I didn't say 'Nazi' concentration camps (or did I?). When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called detention centers
"concentration camps" was she making a reference to the Nazis or not? I think it's clear she was, given that she used
the phase "never again" and referred to President Trump as a "fascist." You can't combine all three of those things and then
act shocked when people conclude you meant "Nazis." And yet, that's exactly what a majority of AOC's fans have been doing,
i.e. pretending she was referring to "concentration camps" generically. Lots of people defending her cited the use of camps
during the Boer War as an example. Yesterday [6/19/2019], Chuck Todd criticized AOC for comparing the centers to
Nazi concentration camps.
Scramble to Protect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from Holocaust Lie. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is
lying about how she compared our migrant detention camps on the Southern border to the Holocaust, and to the surprise of no
one, fake news outlets like CNN, MSNBC, and the Washington Post are covering for her with their own lies. CNN is even
trying to explain how Auschwitz wasn't all that bad. On Monday [6/17/2019], Ocasio-Crazy, probably from that luxury
apartment of hers, filmed a video that compared American migrant camps to "concentration camps."
Democrats Believe This Or Are They Trying to Get President Trump Shot? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is actually not
doing anything to improve the situation at the border except telling everyone the President is running concentration camps
and insisting she is serious. If the congresswoman actually believes the President is a danger who will be re-elected
without impeachment, it sounds like her fall back strategy is to try to get the man shot by hoping to inspire the next James
Hodgkinson.I cannot emphasize enough that if Donald Trump accused a Democrat of running concentration camps or, frankly, if
any elected Republican had made those claims against Barack Obama, the media would be all over the person saying such a thing
and insisting they were trying to incite violence against President Obama.
Explodes After Cheney Correctly States Horrors Of Holocaust. Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
(D-NY) sought to deflect attention from her "concentration camp" remarks on Tuesday by feigning outrage at Rep. Liz
Cheney (R-WY) after Cheney correctly stated the horrors of the Holocaust. Cheney blasted Ocasio-Cortez early on Tuesday
after Ocasio-Cortez falsely claimed in a late night Instagram live video on Monday that the Trump administration was
operating "concentration camps" on the southern border.
Caught Lying While Defending Her 'Concentration Camp' Comments. Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
(D-NY) doubled down on her egregious comparison of the Trump administration's use of detention facilities on the southern
border to concentration camps and the Holocaust. [...] Ocasio-Cortez's attempt to suggest that she was not implying that
detention camps on the southern border were the same thing as concentration camps during WWII is a lie. It's a lie
because in her video she made distinctions between concentration camps and the internment camps used during the war and she
invoked "Never Again," which specifically refers to the Holocaust.
compares border crisis to Nazi Germany as the US gives free healthcare to illegal immigrants. Because freshman
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., once said that "a very, very long time ago" she had Jews in her family, I'm
assuming it's culturally fine for her to make Holocaust comparisons as she sees fit. But are we allowed to call her an
airhead for effectively accusing U.S. Border Patrol agents, which are currently breaking their backs to to save dying Central
Americans, of functioning like Nazis?
don't use those words lightly': AOC compares US southern border to the Holocaust. Rep. Alexandria
Ocasio-Cortez accused U.S. immigration officials of running "concentration camps" on the U.S. southern border.
Ocasio-Cortez spoke to her followers on Instagram in another one of her live, unscripted videos on Monday evening [6/17/2019].
The New York Democrat said current U.S. immigration policy rivals the Nazi's treatment of Jews and other prisoners in World War
II. "The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are.
They are concentration camps," Ocasio-Cortez said.
Harris, Booker Accuse CBP Of Human
Rights Abuses, Completely Misconstrue Facts Of The Situation. Under President Trump, we've seen a new trend
emerge involving the coverage of illegal immigration. When former President Obama was around, children being separated
under the Flores Agreement nary warranted a mention in the press. Illegal immigrants dying in CBP custody wouldn't even
make the local news. Unaccompanied minors being held at Fort Sill never made a CNN headline while Obama was in
office. Things are completely different today though. Every single negative event that can be spun from the
border is now headline news, even when it's clear that it isn't the fault of immigration officials. Nine times out of
ten, further research tells a much different story than what politicians and the media are presenting, but by that point, it
doesn't matter. The false perception has already become part of the public conscious.
The Open Border Extremists.
The Dems are committed to an extreme open borders position. The Dems' refusal to consider any legislation to stop the
flow of illegal immigration across our southern border was, to their outrage, end-run by the president in his deal with
Mexico last week. [...] The Dems insist that there is no national emergency at our southern border despite the facts.
According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, by the end of May there were 676,315 illegals apprehended there
this year, over 144,000 in May alone. More than one million illegals are expected to cross our border with Mexico this year.
Ties D-Day to Illegal Immigrants: 'We fought For Right to Help People From Other Countries!'. Sometimes you
really have to wonder if the hosts of The View actually listen to anything coming out of their mouths. On
Thursday's show alone, the hosts politicized D-Day numerous times, connecting it to gay pride month in one segment, and in
another segment, tying it to the southern border crisis. In that latter segment, co-hosts Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin
raged at the "illegal" and "despicable" funding cuts to recreational programs for illegal alien minors at the border, while
Whoopi Goldberg claimed our soldiers died fighting in Normandy so we could take care of illegal alien kids.
already lost the immigration battle if you say this. Conditioned responses are funny things. One of them,
the statement that they're "probably all nice people" — oft used when discussing illegal migrants — is
also a dangerous thing. [...] "Nice" is irrelevant. Nice doesn't save civilization. Nice never won a war, hot or
cold, actual or cultural. Theological correctness informs that man is good by nature — though that nature is
fallen — because he was made by God and for God. Reflecting this, most people want to do good, though often
don't know what good is. "Nice" is not unique. And it's neither good nor nice to invite into our midst people
who, well intentioned or not, will irrevocably alter our culture for the worse, transforming our land into something more
closely resembling what they left. Relevant here is that 70 to 90-plus percent of these illegals, not to mention the
same percentage of (legal) immigrants, vote for leftists upon being naturalized (and sometimes before). Why do you think the
Democrats want them here? Because they're "nice"? So let's stop with the nice-illegals qualifier. It doesn't
matter if they're nice — only that they're here and not where they're supposed to be: at home, [...]
Omar Accuses US of Atrocities on Border. Following the smear by Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL) that the
Border Patrol is intentionally killing migrant children, fellow freshman Democrat leftist Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN) accused
the United States of committing atrocities on the border.
truth about the 10-year-old migrant who died in US custody. Tonight [5/22/2019] Debbie Wasserman Schultz
retweeted a CBS article entitled "A 10-year-old migrant girl died last year in government care, officials acknowledge". Her
response to the article was "Heartbreaking and unacceptable." [...] By saying "unacceptable" she makes it sound like the US
was at fault for this migrant's death, but that's not true at all.
Blames Trump Admin for Children Dying after Crossing US Border. Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday [5/23/2019]
blamed the Trump administration for the deaths of six children who died after crossing into the United States illegally after
crossing a cartel-infested Mexican desert.
The Editor says...
Mizz Pelosi is one of America's foremost advocates of
unrestricted fetal homicide, so it's obvious she doesn't care about dying children.
of the gate, Beto goes low. The guy with the skateboard was not at all above board at CNN's town hall
appearance on Tuesday night. The very first question dealt with restoring "global leadership" post-Trump and Beto
O'Rourke swung away at the current president, unhindered by facts or the toxicity of his words. He claimed Trump
described immigrants who come to the United States as "rapists and criminals." At no point has President Trump made such a
blanket declaration of all immigrants. He has rightly noted that there are rapists and criminals coming over the borders.
O'Rourke peddles false claim that Trump called asylum-seekers 'animals'. Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, a
candidate for the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination, used a televised town hall event Tuesday night to spread
the debunked claim that President Trump called asylum-seekers "animals." The remarks from the former congressman from
El Paso, Texas, came in response to the first question during the CNN event, which took place in Des Moines, Iowa, capital
of the state where the first caucuses of next year's election season will be held.
lies the left needs to stop telling. Lie number two is that there is no crisis at our southern border.
"It's fabricated," says the left. Donald Trump has "manufactured this crisis." Nothing could be further from the
truth. Not only are we being overrun by thousands of people who are arriving with no documentation to prove who they
are, but much worse, we are turning a blind eye to human trafficking — right here at home. In fact, we may
actually be facilitating it by incentivizing migrants to arrive with children. If people arrive in a "family unit,"
they are processed differently and given priority entry. Without documentation, we have to take the word of the child
and the "parent" as to their identity, although a few select border control crossings are starting to use DNA testing to
determine a familial connection. Who knows how many children have been taken from their families and used by smugglers
to walk with unrelated adults across the border and then taken right back to Mexico in order to be used by the next
smuggler. We may be complicit in the very act we accuse countries all around the world of wrongly engaging in.
Illegal Alien Families. Remember Time magazine's fake-news "Crying Girl," promoted in June 2018 as a
global symbol of Trump's heartless "zero tolerance" stance? Two-year-old Yanela Sanchez was never separated from her
mother. In fact, she had been dragged across the border unbeknownst to and against the wishes of her father back in
Honduras. He obliterated the "all migrants are simply escaping persecution and violence" narrative by revealing that he
had a "good job" and the family's life was "fine." He "never got the chance to say goodbye" to his daughter before his wife
paid a coyote $6,000 to bring them to the U.S. Yanela's mother, who now bides her time awaiting an immigration-court
hearing in migrant housing in Washington, D.C. (most likely subsidized by you and me), abandoned her husband and three other
children for a chance to win in the asylum-fraud lottery. She made the decision to tear her own family apart, not Trump.
Crenshaw shuts down 'The View' divas' false arguments, one right after the other. On Monday, Rep. Dan
Crenshaw went up against several of the divas on "The View" on such topics as anti-semitism, Ilhan Omar, and President
Trump. On the border crisis, Crenshaw said, "Every country has the right to own its own sovereignty. Every
country has the right to manage who comes in and out of those borders. And right now, it feels as though the United
States does not have that right ... We have no effective control over our border right now." He was asked about the
President's proposal to charge a fee for seeking asylum. "Those illegal immigrants are already paying a fee, he
said. "They pay a fee to the Mexican drug cartels — they have to. Mexican drug cartels have complete
operational control of our southern border." Crenshaw also said that most immigrants "don't have a valid asylum claim"
once border control receives their documentation.
Democrats drunkenly denying a border crisis, NYT attempts an intervention. The New York Times is trying to get
Democrats to admit they have a problem on the U.S.'s southern border and is now calling for funds to be appropriated for
detention beds. [...] The authors are calling for cash for better detention facilities to accommodate all the illegal
border-crossers, which sounds like a downwind patch-up solution to the far more effective ones that House Democrats could do
without appropriating any money — such as by reducing the incentives to emigrate illegally by reforming loopholes
in U.S. asylum law.
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.
O'Rourke describes illegal immigration as 'modern-day bondage'. Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke suggested
illegal immigrants were akin to slaves during his Saturday afternoon remarks to the Service Employees International
Union. "[With] Immigration. Millions [are] living in the shadows, working some of the toughest jobs, lucky to
make a minimum wage. Some not even making that," O'Rourke told the audience of roughly 200 labor union members,
organizers, and activists at Las Vegas' Enclave venue. "Kept in modern-day bondage, their immigration status used as
leverage to keep them down from fully participating in this country's success."
Caucus In The House. Representative Ilhan Omar is a Minnesota Democrat who has been in Congress four months
and, courtesy of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where she has privileged access to
classified American secrets. Omar recently caused a stir — one of many that have made her a focus of national
attention — by describing the attack on America on 9/11, as an attack on Muslims. The 9/11 attack — the
worst by foreigners on American soil since the British burned the White House in 1814 — was in fact the work of Islamic
supremacists engaged in a global jihad or "holy war." This war had been unilaterally declared on America —
"the land of Jews and Crusaders" — by Osama bin Laden and his terrorist army, al-Qaeda three years earlier. Omar's
reference to the tragedy that befell Americans in September 2001 was revealing in itself. She prefaced it by complaining
that Muslims in America were "second class citizens" who were denied the civil liberties afforded to other ethnic and religious
groups. This was one of many lies in her brief comments.
O'Rourke's 3 Lies That Will Cost Him the Election. [#1] Trump Hates Immigrants: President Trump hates
immigrants is a common narrative spread by the mainstream media and Democrats, and Beto is showing no creativity in retelling
it. The difference between his claim and most others is that he made the mistake of getting specific. In so
doing, he gave honest people the means to debunk his claim. According to Beto, Trump called immigrants an "infestation"
and referred to them as animals. This is a thoroughly debunked distortion of the truth. There's video of this
quote, and when you watch the whole thing — as opposed to the deceptively edited, mainstream media
version — you see that President Trump was not referring to immigrants in general. He was responding to a
question about MS-13. Keep in mind that this is a gang that operates under the motto of "kill, rape, control." Harsh
language seems appropriate. Even without this specific misquote, the notion that our President hates immigrants is
Is Not 'Too Empty' or 'In Dire Need of New Faces', as the N.Y. Times Puts It. Part of the usually
on-target "The Upshot" team at the New York Times wrote a long piece about the "decline of the work force" and the
supposedly related "dire need" for more immigrants. [...] Yes, America is getting a little older; and, yes, birth rates have
fallen; and, yes, happily, the published unemployment rate is down, but the whole thrust of the article was a sensed need for
more immigrants to fill those empty jobs. It was if there were no other ways of expanding the work force without adding
to our already high rates of legal and illegal immigration. And, from their cozy perch on Manhattan's West Side, there
was no indication that the writers sensed that there are huge benefits for the powerless in tighter labor markets.
media outlets change their tune on border crisis amid illegal immigration surge. Months after repeatedly
dismissing and mocking President Trump's claim of a national emergency at the Southern U.S. border, the mainstream media are
grappling with reality, with no less than The New York Times declaring the border crisis at "breaking point." Yet as
recently as February, a New York Times fact-checker of Trump's State of the Union speech tweeted: "President Trump
described illegal border crossings as a 'urgent national crisis.' This is false."
and toxic media at their worst. The left and its compliant media are willfully reporting false news to the
American people. Whether it is a symptom of mass hysteria that is the genesis for this confirmation bias-style
reporting or an intentional maneuver to spread anti-Trump propaganda, its effect is toxic and pernicious. The report
comes in the form of a tweet making its way through the Twitter-sphere in which a user named Mark Elliott has posted a video
of Donald Trump who he contends is referring to migrants at the border as "animals." [...] The president's words were clearly
relating to the murderous gang MS-13 and not innocent migrants. The exchange first became a controversy last year when
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi mischaracterized the remarks.
exaggerate impact of US-Mexico border closure. Let's hope that President Trump's "one-year warning" issued to
Mexico Thursday to halt the flood of illegal drugs and migrants entering the U.S. — or face a border closure and
new tariffs — will influence Mexico to make some real changes. Unfortunately, the media's continual
exaggerations of the dangers of closing the border may give Mexico the idea that the U.S. lacks the willpower to carry
through on the president's threat. If Mexican leaders conclude Trump is bluffing, there will be little reason for them
to change their behavior.
ripped by Obama-era Border Patrol chief for 'reckless' rhetoric. Former U.S. Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan
says he must "restrain" himself while addressing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's claim that agents "cage children at the
border and inject them with drugs" out of "hatred." The Obama-era official sat down with Fox News' Tucker Carlson
Thursday evening [4/4/2019] when a recent Instagram Live post by the New York Democrat was addressed. "I'm not trying
to cage children at the border and inject them with drugs. That's not a mistake, that's just hatred," Ms. Ocasio-Cortez
told supporters on social media. Mr. Morgan, who spoke to lawmakers this week on the border crisis, blasted
Ms. Ocasio-Cortez for "reckless and irresponsible" rhetoric.
O'Rourke: Amnesty for Illegal Aliens Will Make Angel Families 'Demonstrably Safer' in U.S.. Former
Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX), a 2020 Democrat presidential candidate, says giving amnesty to all 11 to 22 million illegal
aliens will make American citizens — and specifically, the Angel Families who have lost loved ones to illegal alien
crime — "demonstrably safer" in the United States. During a town hall in Iowa this week, O'Rourke was
asked about the thousands of Angel Families who have lost children, parents, grandparents, relatives, and friends to crimes
committed by illegal aliens living in the U.S.
Climate Change Is Fuelling the U.S. Border Crisis. [Scroll down] "It was about six years ago that things
started to change," he said. Climentoro had always been poor. Residents depended on the few crops that could
survive at an elevation of more than nine thousand feet, harvesting maize to feed their families and selling potatoes for a
small profit. But, [Feliciano] Pérez said, the changing climate was wiping out the region's crops. "In the
higher part of town, there have been more frosts than there used to be, and they kill an entire harvest in one fell swoop,"
he said. "In the lower part of Climentoro, there's been much less rain and new sorts of pests." He added, "Farmers
have been abandoning their land."
The Editor says...
What percentage of the world's population attempts to live at elevations above 9,000 feet?
At that height, one would be far more susceptible to changes in the weather.
This article in the liberal New Yorker has an odor
journalism about it. This farmer probably has good years and bad years, and doesn't care that much, but then a reporter
shows up to tell him about Global Warming, and suddenly he's a fountain of tabloid sound bites.
Asking People if They Are Citizens Serves 'No Legitimate Government Objective'. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
(D.-Calif.) put out a statement Monday [4/1/2019] supporting an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court by the Democrat-controlled
House of Representatives arguing that the Census Bureau should not be permitted to ask people in the 2020 census whether they
are citizens of the United States. [...] "The Department of Commerce's proposed citizenship question is both unlawful and unconstitutional,
violating the Census Act as well as the clear constitutional mandate of an 'actual Enumeration' of the people in our country in a way that is
accurate and nonpartisan," Pelosi said. "This question, by the Commerce Department's own calculations, would reduce the accuracy of the
2020 decennial Census, while providing no legitimate government objective." "Instead," Pelosi said, "it would inject fear and distrust
into our most vulnerable communities, potentially making traditionally undercounted communities even further under-represented, financially
excluded and left behind."
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A non-citizen is entitled to less consideration and privilege than a second-class citizen.
There are no "undercounted communities." It is not unreasonable to survey the population
looking for illegal aliens. Illegal aliens should be under-represented in Congress.
They are not supposed to be represented at all. That's what this whole issue is about.
ignore border debacle to feed us avocado stories. Here at the Mexican border in San Diego, the local television
press is always looking for ways to Get Trump. The illegal immigrant sob stories aren't working all that much
anymore. So now they're reporting on President Trump's threatened border shutdown over it as a matter of the price of
avocados in San Diego. [...] Obviously, the intent is to create a unified voice to whip up opposition to Trump's vow to shut
the U.S.-Mexican border on public hysteria grounds, supposedly because we San Diegans just can't possibly live without our
guac and margaritas, we're too la-la over here, and someone messing with our avocado supply should be enough to trigger the
fury of Surfer Dude Nation.
Francis 'Beto' O'Rourke: El Paso Safe Because of Immigrants, Asylum Seekers. Former Rep. Robert
Francis "Beto" O'Rourke (D-TX) on Saturday formally kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign, declaring at a rally in
El Paso, Texas, that immigrants and asylum seekers make the border town safe.
was wrong on Mueller, just like it was wrong on the border. RussiaGate crashed like a lead (or misled) balloon
because it was never about anything other than stopping President Donald Trump. The press pushed the Russian Collusion
Delusion because they weren't reporting. They were crafting a narrative. It's the same strategy they used to
blast border security. And it's just as dishonest. In print, online and on TV, the news media has pounded the
idea that there is no border crisis. There was little difference in coverage between openly liberal organizations and
the traditional outlets. Far left Mother Jones wrote in January: "There Is No Crisis on the Southern Border.
None." Liberal HuffPost declared, "Trump's Border Crisis Is A Myth." Never Trump conservative Max Boot called
it a "faux crisis," in a piece for The Washington Post. Forbes ran two op-eds in a week from Stuart Anderson, executive
director of the National Foundation for American Policy, pretending, "There Is No Border Crisis."
Patrol Agents Harassed By Arizona Students: 'Murder Patrol,' 'Extension Of KKK'. On Tuesday, two border patrol
agents were harassed by students at the University of Arizona during an event intended to allow criminal justice majors to
hear from law enforcement agents. The agents were invited by the school's Criminal Justice Association, which hosted
agents from both the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Homeland Securities Investigations
(HSI) wing of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in previous meetings.
Pelosi: New Immigrants Must Not Have Their Votes Suppressed. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the
United States must not suppress the vote of newly arrived legal immigrants — including those foreign nationals who
arrive en masse at the U.S.-Mexico border. During a press conference in Austin, Texas this week, Pelosi admitted that
the goal for the country's mass illegal and legal immigration system is to ensure the more than 1.5 million new arrivals who
come to the U.S. every year are on the voter rolls. Pelosi added that it is immigrants, not American citizens, who make the
nation "more American."
Says Border at 'Breaking Point' 1 Month After 'Fact Check' Claimed No Emergency. One month after claiming there
is "no emergency" at the border, the far-left New York Times now concedes the border is at a "breaking point." In
real time, as President Trump gave his State of the Union speech last month, the Times branded the president a liar over his
claim that there is an "urgent national crisis" at our border.
Former Immigration Judge Debunks 5 Claims in Democrats' Border Wall Lawsuit. Art Arthur, a resident fellow at
the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and former immigration judge, referred to a federal lawsuit filed against President
Donald Trump by California and 14 other states over the president's declaration of a national emergency and plans to redirect
federal funds for border wall construction as "political theater."
5 Biggest Widely Accepted Lies in Politics. [#1] Immigration benefits America: If you said, "Law-abiding
immigrants who assimilate into the culture and add to the tax base benefit America," I could not agree more. However,
that's not an apt description of American immigration anymore. Illegals certainly aren't law-abiding and immigrants are
no longer strongly encouraged to assimilate into our culture, although some do anyway. Moreover, the MAJORITY of
immigrant families are on the dole in some way, shape, or form. According to the Center for Immigration Studies, "In
2014, 63 percent of households headed by a non-citizen reported that they used at least one welfare program, compared to
35 percent of native-headed households." How does allowing people into the United States who leech off the citizens
who are already here benefit the country? Could we design an immigration system that benefits the United States?
Absolutely, but the one we have isn't it and, in fact, if we stopped all immigration except for those marrying into American
families for the foreseeable future, the country would be better off than if we continue what we're doing.
Cortez Gets Weepy As She Calls For The Abolition Of ICE And Says America Belongs To Illegal Immigrants. [Scroll
down] Some thoughts here. There is no "right of human mobility." That is [false] on its face. ICE is
heavily policed internally and by a brigade of leftwing, anti-American lawyers who actively try to create cases to damage the
ability of ICE to operate. She is standing on "native land," alright. Native American, not American Indian or
First Nations or Indigenous Peoples or whatever we're calling them this week. It is the native land of people who
settled this land and who brought forth from wilderness a civilization that is the envy of the world. To paraphrase someone,
"you didn't build this." Sorry about the Indians losing their land and all, but if you want to see what happens when you
allow untrammeled illegal immigration just look to their example and tell me again why it's a great idea. Even were
I to agree that someone other than American citizens, of all races and ethnic extractions, had a call on this land, her claim
that Hispanics are descendants of "natives peoples" is [false]. Latin American Hispanics have a wide variety of ethnic
mixes (Mexico recognized 16 different racial classes) and their ancestry does not give them any unique rights to enter my
country. In fact, they have exactly the same claim to being allowed to live in the United States as they do to being
allowed to live in Spain, or I do to living in England, based on their ancestry.
Cuomo: Republicans Want Illegals to Kill Americans Because It's 'Convenient'. Republican Rep. Matt
Gaetz of Florida appeared on Cuomo Prime Time Thursday evening [2/7/2019] to give his side of the story, after CNN
spent all day demonizing him as trying to throw out a Parkland victim's father at a judiciary hearing about illegal
immigration. Gaetz slammed CNN of deceptively editing the encounter and the heated conversation culminated in Cuomo
losing his cool, accusing Republicans of wanting dead Americans due to illegal alien violence. After playing the video
clip of the hearing, Gaetz explained that the father was being extremely disruptive and intimidating the fellow victims in
the room and that is why he asked the chairman what the protocol was when someone was being repeatedly disruptive.
Cuomo took issue with Gaetz's argument that a lot of gun violence could be prevented by better border security, because it
would stop illegal aliens from committing these type of violent crimes.
Latinos Can't Be Illegals Because They're 'Descendants of Native People'. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
(D., N.Y.) on Thursday [2/7/2019] criticized U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and argued in support of undocumented
Latinos in the United States, saying the latter cannot be "criminalized" on "Native" U.S. land because they are "descendants
of Native people." The self-described Democratic socialist spoke on Thursday alongside several liberal groups, including
MoveOn and United We Dream, a pro-immigration group that calls for ICE to be abolished. She repeatedly slammed ICE,
claiming it "repeatedly and systematically violates human rights."
CNN Segment Tries To
Paint Border Crisis As Hollywood Fiction. CNN reporters compared the southern border crisis to Hollywood
fiction on "New Day" Wednesday [1/30/2019] and played clips from the 2018 film "Sicario: Day of the Soldado" to
illustrate their point. CNN correspondent Miguel Marquez narrated the piece, which intertwined clips of cartel violence
from the film with news headlines and immigration soundbites from President Donald Trump. The chyron read: "Are
Trump's Border Claims Hollywood Fantasy?"
how local media keep doing their job over the wall, the caravan, and the border, wrecking the Democrat
'narrative'. The wall and migrant caravan "narrative" being promoted in Washington by the
mainstream press is being repeatedly blown apart by good old-fashioned shoe-leather reporting in the local
(and kind of lefty) San Diego presses, and it's starting to get noticeable. The latest such instance,
which I will write about soon, showed public and listener-supported broadcaster KPBS reporting that U.S.
far leftists from other parts of the country are rolling into Tijuana, Sandalista-style, and egging on
caravan migrants to illegally storm the U.S. border, which the migrants themselves wouldn't otherwise do,
while local Tijuana NGOs are expressing disgust. The mainstream press narrative has been to repeat
the false claims of such activists that the migrants are just running for their lives from gangs as they
border-storm and sneak in, and that the U.S. is "heartless" not to accommodate them. Nope, not with
that report. Kudos to KPBS for getting the truth out.
Walls are Immoral'.
When Nancy Pelosi intoned that "walls are immoral," she was not basing this contention on an analysis of moral permissibility.
[...] [I]t is easy to see that it's perfectly okay to install a physical barrier for purposes of preventing unauthorized or
illegal entry, which is why such are installed. This can be a door with a lock or a gated fence around a property.
Try getting homeowners' insurance without a front door. Does Nancy Pelosi's house have a front door?
The Left, the
Wall, and the Truth. Do Schumer and Pelosi and all these other Democrats regard fencing as effective, but a
wall as ineffective? Do Democrats deny that Israel's barrier has virtually ended Palestinian terrorism? Do they
believe Turkey's just-built 500-mile wall across nearly its entire border with Syria will be ineffective? Do they know
about the effective walls/barriers between the Turkish- and Greek-controlled areas in Cyprus; between Hungary and Serbia and
Croatia; Morocco and Algeria; India and Pakistan; and elsewhere? As for the Democrats and others on the left declaring
a wall "immoral," it is difficult to know which is preferable: that they are living in delusion or lying. On what
grounds is it "immoral"? They never say. Is there a Democrat or leftist who regards walls or other physical
barriers surrounding homes or communities as immoral? One doubts it. For one thing, many of them live behind a
physical barrier. So, then, why isn't a physical barrier that protects America equally moral? The only possible
answers are that these people don't really regard America as their home or they are lying about a wall being immoral.
So why all the lies? Because lies are effective in achieving left-wing goals.
Twenty Things You
Probably Didn't Know about Kamala Harris. [#6] In her first speech on the Senate floor, Harris declared, "An undocumented
immigrant is not a criminal." She later avowed the belief that illegal immigration is "a civil violation, not a crime." This
classification applies to only a portion of those in the country without permission. First, entering the country illegally has
criminal penalties. Overstaying a visa is considered a civil violation, not a criminal one, with deportation as the appropriate
penalty. But reentry without permission after deportation is a crime, as is, in most cases, working in the United States
without legal residency, since it almost always involves some falsification of documents or lying on work forms under penalty of perjury.
Anonymous Twitter Guy
Turns Out To Be Better Reporter Than Jim Acosta. An anonymous Twitter user spent his Friday night [1/11/2019]
absolutely dismembering the border diary of CNN's Jim Acosta. Acosta, for his part, spent Thursday filing short video
diaries from McAllen, Texas. [...] His last video, shot by a portion of the border with no fence, was seemingly a direct
response to President Donald Trump's criticism. As if to make the idea of border security seem like a joke, Acosta
playfully pointed out a shuffleboard court adjacent from the US border. [...] For a Twitter user going by the handle "Techno
Fog," enough was enough. Either Acosta didn't know, or he chose not to say, that the waterfront town he was reporting
from is basically a Border Patrol firm base with a geographically advantageous position.
Darby: Propaganda About Border Mostly from Mainstream Media. Many mainstream news outlets appear to be
purposely and dishonestly overlooking key facts about the U.S.-Mexico border region in order to push a false narrative about
a safe border. Breitbart Border and Cartel Chronicles Director Brandon Darby took on the recent reporting by CNN's Jim
Acosta and some social media postings by Texas Democrat Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke, where they try to claim the border is safe.
Big Lie on the Border Wall — Yet They're Winning. There was a lot Trump could have done in his
speech to prove that the Dems are intransigent and totally wrong-headed. Their opposition to the wall — and
unconcern about the government partial shutdown — are based on a string of lies and half-truths centering on their
claim that they favor border security and oppose the wall because it's "immoral" (as Speaker Pelosi has said) and "medieval"
as other Dems have said. The Dems' insist that they are for border security but only want to provide it with "technology"
and added personnel for the Border Patrol. That is the Big Lie on which their refusal to fund the border wall is based
and why government shutdown continues.
President Trump were really a racist or a Nazi, then please explain these facts. It's amazing how the Dem
politicians and media anchors keep a straight face every time they use the phrase, "this country was built by immigrants' to
condemn President Trump's war against illegals invading our borders. These anti-Trump demagogues absolutely refuse to
use the word illegal instead use the euphemistic term 'undocumented.' Sorry, but this great country of ours was built by
settlers and legal immigrants from all over the world who wanted to become citizens. Those massing at the border today
are nothing but invaders seeking to take advantage of whatever benefits they can con out of misguided communities that have
forgotten the obligation they have to Americans already here.
the technology in the world will not stop illegal immigrants. President Trump is right when he argues that
drones and technology are not sufficient to stop illegal immigration. Of course, our border patrol forces armed with
technology and drones are a lethal force but that combination alone cannot totally prevent illegal immigrants or hostile
forces from entering the United States. By way of example, as a commander in operational combat zones in Kosovo and
Afghanistan, I had thousands of troops and the latest technology arrayed along the borders with Macedonia and Pakistan,
respectively. Despite having the best soldiers in the world and the most advanced technology, we still couldn't
completely stop enemy infiltration.
The Editor says...
Infiltration by enemy soldiers is not the issue at the border between Mexico and the U.S. Enemy soldiers could probably get through
a steel fence or a wall, using a tank or a howitzer. The border wall / fence is needed to keep freeloading peasants from wandering in,
giving birth, spreading diseases that we though we'd eliminated, signing up for food stamps, demanding citizenship, and voting for Democrats.
Has the Democrats Cornered. No sooner had the Democrats taken back the majority in the House of Representatives
than they proved their harshest critics correct — the party no longer concerns itself with the interests of the
American people. And by refusing to provide a dime for a physical barrier on our border, they did it in the starkest
terms possible. Led by far-left Nancy Pelosi, who held off a challenge to her leadership from the even farther left,
the House Democrats promptly put themselves in the position of being seen taking the side of foreigners entering the country
illegally over the security and economic prosperity of American citizens. They reduced themselves to the absurd
position that "walls don't work."
Hillary Alumni Group Raising Funds to Challenge Trump's 'Racist Wall' in Courts. Demand Justice, an
organization founded by former members of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and associated with a "social welfare
organization" financed by billionaire activist George Soros, is raising money for an eventual court fight against what the
group describes as President Trump's proposed "racist, unnecessary wall."
of sawing through the wall. NBC reporters showed they know as much about saws as they do AR-15s. The
network reported, "President Donald Trump has repeatedly advocated for a steel slat design for his border wall, which he
described as 'absolutely critical to border security' in his Oval Office address to the nation Tuesday. But Department
of Homeland Security testing of a steel slat prototype proved it could be cut through with a saw, according to a report by
DHS. I seriously doubt Homeland Security said they sawed through the steel.
Is a Pony in the Mueller Heap of Dung. [Scroll down] Nevertheless, thirty House Democrats left town to
travel by chartered plane to Puerto Rico with 109 lobbyists for a weekend winter retreat. And Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who
argued that the wall is unnecessary and immoral, is now absurdly arguing that the wall won't work because people can tunnel
The Editor says...
Wholesale drug traffic may pass through tunnels under the wall; however, the average Mexican peasant, trying to make it
across the border so he can sign up for food stamps, will be stopped cold. The Mexican Army's best might be able to
scale a 30-foot wall and deal with the razor wire, but pregnant Junaita won't even try. Then the word will spread to
the south and the teeming masses will simply stay home and make the best of their situation.
Uses Tiny New Mexico Town to Claim There's No Border Crisis. Somewhere along the United States' 2,000-mile
border with Mexico is a town unconcerned by what President Donald Trump has called a border "crisis," and the New York
Times is on it. "On the Border, Little Enthusiasm for a Wall: 'We Have Other Problems That Need Fixing,'" the
Times reported. The source for this claim is not polling data, but rather interviews primarily with residents of
the tiny town of Columbus, N.M. Columbus is home to residents who see little issue with their proximity to the border.
The Times identified at least one citizen who seemed to wish there were more illegal immigration, not less.
Is A Crisis At The Border — The Numbers Show It. As soon as the words "growing humanitarian and
security crisis at our Southern border" left Trump's lips in his Oval Office address this week, Democrats and media
"fact-checkers" were trying to dispel it as a deliberate lie. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Trump "must stop
manufacturing a crisis, and must reopen the government." NPR's "fact check" — like countless others —
dismissed Trump's claim as false because "illegal border crossings in the most recent fiscal year (ending in September 2018)
were actually lower than in either 2016 or 2014." What they aren't telling you is border patrol agents apprehended more
than 100,000 people trying to enter the country illegally in just October and November of last year. Or that
that number is way up from the same two months the year before.
Throw Everything at Wall to See What Sticks. All we're getting from the media on immigration is an avalanche of
lies, neurotically repeated by people citing one another: Polls show Americans don't want a wall! We're a nation
of immigrants! Immigrants commit less crime than the native born! Studies show: Black Americans are NOT
hurt by illegal immigration. Every one of these claims is a lie, as demonstrated in my book "Adios, America!"
Democrats Honestly Cared About Border Security, They Would Not Support Sanctuary Cities. [Scroll down] Just ask
yourself: Side by side with their opposition to a wall, why do they also support Sanctuary Cities and Sanctuary States?
If they truly are so concerned about protecting the public against the infiltration of Illegals into our midst, why do they seek to
prevent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from receiving the information and tools ICE needs to remove illegal entrants safely
and promptly from our land? Would that kind of helpful cooperation with ICE not be a logical part of any drone, hi-tech, and
"everything-but-a-wall" approach to protecting the border? They support Sanctuary Cities because they want porous borders, and
they will do everything humanly possible to swell the tide of illegal immigration into a tsunami.
Preview Response to Trump Oval Office Speech: 'There Is No National Emergency on the Southern Border'.
Democrats have already dropped hints of what their response to President Donald Trump's address Tuesday evening from the Oval
Office on the border crisis will be. The networks have granted Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate
Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) airtime to respond. Their message will be that there is no crisis that merits
building a barrier on the border. The only crisis, to them, is the partial government shutdown. As Sen. Patrick
Leahy (D-VT) said last week, responding to the suggestion Trump may declare an emergency so he can order the military to build
the barrier: "There is no national emergency on the southern border." He described the idea as "stealing resources from
the Defense Department."
No Soul Democrats/Media Label the President A Liar Before He Even Delivers His Address. Led by top Dem donkeys
Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer Democrats tried a play last night to make as many in the masses as deranged about reality as
they are. They want the masses to repeat after them that the border crisis isn't happening — their most
outrageous denial of them all. [...] Even in the face of the 63-million votes that got Trump elected president and in the
reality of the best U.S. economy since Ronald Reagan, the Democrats are trying to make the long-suffering masses believe that
no one was ever murdered by migrants making it in over the southern border; that the border continues to be the major base
for drug smuggling and human trafficking; that children and women are not the biggest victims of vicious human coyote
predators. If they can make you believe that, they can make you believe anything.
Suggests Illegal Immigrants 'More American' Than Trump Supporters. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)
responded to President Donald Trump's Oval Office address Tuesday evening, claiming illegal immigrants "act more American" than
proponents of strong border security. In an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, Ocasio-Cortez accused President Trump
of holding the paychecks of furloughed government workers "hostage" to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, a proposal the
self-avowed Democrat-socialist described as a "campaign fantasy." "In the actual address, there was falsehood after
falsehood and we have to make sure that we get our facts straight. Everyday immigrants commit crimes at a far lower
rate than native-born Americans," Ocasio-Cortez said. "And not only that but the women and children on that border that
are trying to seek refuge and seek opportunity in the United States of America with nothing but the shirt on their backs are
acting more American than any person who seeks to keep them out ever will be."
The Editor says...
Unfortunately, the poorly-educated masses, fresh out of public schools, are susceptible to tear-jerking rhetoric of this sort,
and the Socialists know it.
Pelosi's immoral border stance. "A wall, in my view, is an immorality. It's the least effective way to
protect the border and the most costly. I can't think of any reason why anyone would think it's a good idea —
unless this has something to do with something else," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said shortly before the government
shutdown. That's the latest talking point from Democratic leadership and congressional members in the House and Senate.
Walls are immoral and they don't work anyway. Of course, both of these things are untrue. Right now, walls are working on
the southern border to curb illegal immigration, stop human trafficking and limit the number of drugs pouring into the United States.
It's happening in San Diego, Yuma and other select places along the 2,000 miles that stretches from California to Texas.
Sanders had the strangest response to Trump's immigration address. It is beyond belief that Sanders would
compare "outrageous student debt" and 30 million uninsured Americans with the deadly drug epidemic fueled by Mexican cartels,
or the very real problem of violence perpetrated against Americans by illegal immigrants. Perhaps Sanders has never watched
a family be torn apart by drug use. Thanks to America's drug crisis, like an increasing number of Americans, I have.
I have watched heroin deplete resources, hope, and the promise of a bright future. I have seen it do its damage not just
in the user, but across multiple generations. Having borne witness to that devastation, I am begging my congressional
representatives to ensure that the cartels bringing in heroin and fentanyl, among other drugs, have fewer access points into
our country, and that all legal border crossings are equipped with enhanced drug-screening equipment.
the Lindsey Graham amnesty betrayal. The problem is that amnesty is the main reason why we need a border wall
at all. More of it will make a wall useless. Kushner and Graham have an amazing idea. You see, it was never
tried before. They are asking Democrats if they would agree to begin funding part of a border wall, which is
just one of the many things we were promised and need to stop illegal immigration. In return, they will give the
Democrats another mass amnesty, which will engender an even bigger wave of illegal immigration before we can construct all of
and Schumer dismiss Trump's 'manufactured crisis' on border security. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Tuesday dismissed President Trump's Oval Office address on border security as an effort
to "stoke fear" among Americans and accused him of playing up a "manufactured crisis." "Most presidents have used Oval
Office addresses for noble purposes, said Schumer, in a televised rebuttal to Trump. This president just used the
backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis, stoke fear, and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration."
The Editor says...
It should not be necessary to point out that the President did not manufacture a crisis, nor was it apparently his intention
to induce fear in his audience, nor was he apparently the least bit concerned about the background noise that Democrats call,
"the turmoil in his administration."
and Warren obviously need a history lesson. It is immoral, corrupt, and dangerous for Democrats to encourage
people to come into the U.S. illegally. It is a shame they are willing to put so many children and women at risk.
When Democrats like Schumer were trolling for votes and acting tough on illegal immigration, they voted for border
barriers. The fact that they are willing to shut down government instead of funding border barriers now shows how
dishonest they are.
Brown: Ronil Singh's Death Had 'Nothing to Do' with Sanctuary Laws. Outgoing Democrat California
Gov. Jerry Brown decided to defend the state's sanctuary laws in one of his final acts as governor, saying that
Cpl. Ronil Singh's death had "nothing to do" with them. Brown told KXTV in one of his final interviews as
California's governor that he did not think California's current "sanctuary state" law shielding illegal aliens from
federal immigration authorities, SB 54, would lead to an increase in illegal alien crime.
the Left Appropriates Christianity. This mess at our southern border is stirring up the Sunday-school wannabes
again, and as a Christian and a conservative I am getting tired of being schooled by liberal Christians and nonbelievers
about what my opinions should be, about what Jesus would do. [...] Biblically speaking, the blending of cultures is pictured
as risky at best. In fact, during the movement of the Jews into the land God had promised them, they were sometimes
told to annihilate an entire nation, including its women, children, and livestock. There was no "Love thy neighbor" in
that because these lands contained cultures of incredible evil, cultures that celebrated throwing their babies into the fires
of the idols they worshipped. There is no loving a neighbor like that and there is no loving Islam, either. There
is no loving MS13. No loving child predators and human trafficking. No loving the poisoning of youth with drugs.
of the Trumper Tantrum. Mothers and fathers drag their six and seven-year-old children 2,000 miles to the
border of another country and scream, "Let me in!" And when those children die — one after the father refuses
medical care — the media stand up, stamp their feet, and angrily scream the question, "How could you?" But their
ire is directed at America, not at the criminally negligent parents, because it's our country's responsibility to honor and
obey whatever a tantrum thrower insists is his right. [...] The forever angry and outraged Democrats, historically
anti-illegal immigration when they thought aliens would provide cheap labor benefitting industry (can't have profits unless
they get to give the money to friends and family), are now pro-illegal alien who come here for benefits and are willing to
Falsehoods That Drive 'Open Borders' Theory. [Scroll down] In fact, the "progressive" view is that the
more people from many cultures that come, the better, because "diversity" is somehow "enriching." All of these
arguments in favor of multiculturalism are false. First, different cultures — different languages, beliefs,
values, rewards, and punishments — are incompatible and cannot exist in the same society. You cannot drive
both on the left and on the right; you cannot have both male supremacism and gender equality. Some immigrants are
actively hostile to European, Canadian, and American culture, and some have acted and others will act against their adopted
society. Second, immigrants in North America cannot live in the languages and cultures from their countries of origin.
Truth About Democratic Morality. Democrat Nancy Pelosi said Trump's border wall is immoral and too
expensive. Hearing Pelosi lecture Trump and the American people about morality is beyond repulsive. Pelosi, her
fellow Democrats and fake news media seek to prevent our side from using the word "morality" in the political arena.
Any Republican and conservative who dares bring up the morality of an issue is immediately branded a religious nut, trying to
force their wacko outdated values onto the public. Pelosi and her minions are flooding the airwaves with their absurd
perverted narrative that building a wall (to protect Americans) is immoral. Meanwhile, these wicked Democrats who
refuse to secure our borders live in highly secured and gated communities.
On Video: Fake News Media Fabricating "Trump Border Crisis." We all know so much of what passes for
"news" these days is little more than manufactured propaganda ejected daily from the bowels of the Establishment Media to
splatter across the nation's television, computer, and phone screens, but it's always fun to catch them in the act and that's
exactly what the following video does. Watch as media photographers stage a scene of a little girl and her father
attempting to climb over a supposed border fence. [Video clip]
and the American Dream. When talking about immigration, Democrats like to conflate illegal and legal immigration,
dropping the word "illegal" and spouting meaningless babble about no human being illegal. They like to preach that illegal
immigrants commit crimes at a lower rate than American citizens, a factoid that has been exposed as a lie. The murder of
legal immigrant and Newman Police Corporal Ronil Singh on Christmas night by an illegal alien in the sanctuary state of California
shows not only that the claims by Chuck Schumer and the "bride of Chucky" Nancy Pelosi that the Democrats support border security
is a deadly and bald-faced lie. It highlights the difference between legal and illegal immigrants, between those who love
America and want to be Americans and those who murder them.
Scholar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, SJW. Following in the footsteps left by Elizabeth Warren's moccasins, this
past Hanukah, while speaking to a Jewish group, Alexandria announced her Jewish ancestry. Weeks later, for Christmas,
AOC got in touch with her Catholic roots when she compared Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus, asleep in a manger, to the hordes of
unrestrained refugees illegally forcing their way across America's southern border. [...] Conveniently, Ocasio-Cortez left
out the part [in the Biblical account] about Christ being born in Bethlehem after Joseph and Mary returned home to
participate in a census. [...] When cherry-picking for someone, anyone to support her weak argument, Alexandria selected a
renowned liberal left-wing priest whose article compared Jesus's family fleeing to Egypt to avoid Herod's edict to slaughter
male babies with refugee children escaping Central America in the arms of felonious parents.
The Editor says...
Godless baby-killing Democrats have no use for Christianity or Christmas except as an emotional tool to promote socialism.
Here are the
Most Egregious Fake News Stories of 2018. [#29] Daily Beast claims migrants in caravan don't have
diseases: The Daily Beast claimed that there is "zero evidence" that members of the migrant caravan were bringing HIV
and TB into the United States. The Tijuana Health Department reported a handful of cases of tuberculosis, HIV and
chickenpox among the caravan. Officials with the Mexican state of Baja California disputed that there have been cases
of tuberculosis, but confirmed that some migrants are carrying HIV and chickenpox.
Jesus Was Not A Refugee Or An Illegal Immigrant. One of the volleys being so confidently fired in the direction
of the right from the left is that the right should have more sympathy for the migrants because Jesus, Mary, and Joseph were
themselves refugees who had to migrate to Egypt to escape their dire situation. Check and mate, think leftists, who use
this point ad nauseam when it comes to the moral issue of taking in refugees from other countries. [...] Problem
is, the left's argument that Jesus himself was a migrant falls apart like any other Bible-driven argument used by the left
does when you apply research and a little context. No, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph were not refugees. They were
Sullivan Disses the Constitution: Strikes Down Trump Asylum Policy. Federal law gives the government
authority "to grant asylum if an alien is unable or unwilling to return to her country of origin because she has suffered
past persecution or has a well-founded fear of future persecution on account of 'race, religion, nationality, membership in a
particular social group, or political opinion.'" Being a victim of crime by itself isn't a valid ground for asylum, no
matter how badly abused the claimant may have been in his or her home country. The government in that country must be
behind the persecution or be unwilling or unable to protect the person if that individual is a victim of non-state-directed
persecution related to the specified grounds of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or
The Hysteria From America-Last
Liberals. Before the Trump presidency, the media might have hesitated to hype a story about illegal immigrants
who drag a sickly child through the desert, then retain advocates and lawyers who blame her death on the country they tried
to enter. But since any stick will do against Trump, CNN and company couldn't resist peddling that outrageous
storyline. American border officials had in fact gone to great expense and trouble to chopper the Guatemalan child to a
hospital and provide the best possible care to her. But you would have never known that from the headlines. Most
of the headlines portrayed the child dying in American "custody" — a headline that makes about as much sense as
"Victim Fails to Save Mugger's Life." The child's cardiac arrest, dehydration, and septic shock was due to the
deprivation of water and food in parental, not American, custody.
left thumps the [B]ible to promote illegal immigration. The open-borders crowd is running out of arguments for
unvetted, cartel-financed illegal immigration. Congresswoman-Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has already hit bottom by
bringing up Hitler. With Godwin's Law operative now, the debate is actually over. Leftists, however, don't take
"no" for an answer, so now they're bringing up baby Jesus, which is quite a low blow, given that they're using the Savior, or
God himself, as a means of promoting illegal immigration as a policy. Can you say "inappropriate"? [...] Will we see
more of this as illegals flood our borders and try to game our immigration laws instead of come here legally? You can
bet they will. Just don't call this religious; it's pure crude politics. You'd think the pope, at least,
would know better.
Sen. Merkley: Migrant Children Being Hurt 'Deliberately as Part of a Political Strategy'. On
Saturday's [12/15/2018] broadcast of MSNBC's "AM Joy," Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) stated that "trauma is being inflicted" on
migrant children in shelters "as part of a political strategy, to hurt children deliberately as part of a political
strategy." Merkley said that "almost every conversation we have," the number of children in the shelters increases.
Equating Every Immigration Situation with the Holocaust! During the past two years when liberal groups
disagreed with President Trump on a particular immigration situation, they tried justifying their position by comparing the
plight of the refugee or immigrant to that of victims of the Holocaust. Just recently, Representative-elect from the
Bronx Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez equated the plight of the Caravan people to that of the Jews in the 1940s trying to escape the
Holocaust and attempting to sail to America. It was similarly brought up two years ago when tens of thousands of
Muslims leaving Syria toward the United States were met by a President who wanted to place a ceiling on how many could enter
and who rightfully demanded they be vetted comprehensively, as opposed to what had previously been rather perfunctory and
Down Fake News From CNN's Jim Sciutto. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) responded Wednesday after CNN
accused President Donald Trump of making up statistics about illegal immigration. Trump claimed during a meeting with
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer this week that terrorists are illegally
immigrating to the United States. "People are pouring into our country, including terrorists. We caught 10
terrorists over a short period of time," Trump said. CNN anchor Jim Sciutto asserted multiple times that Trump was
incorrect, writing, "DHS did not provide evidence of a single terrorist caught at the southern border over the very last
short period of time as the president claimed."
The Editor says...
The president's claims are not disproven just because the government does not provide evidence to CNN upon demand.
I think the President should not provide CNN with any information at all, since it would likely be used against him later.
Trojan Horses Are Sacking Us From Within. The most deceptive Trojan Horse trots around as compassion. By
twisting the meaning of equality, fairness and justice, liberals shame politicians into overspending on social programs,
ignoring federal laws, and giving special rights to "victim" groups. The migrant caravan is the latest victim
group. Carrying the Honduran flag, thousands of migrants stormed the Mexican border headed for America, taunting Trump
along the way. They used women and children as human shields, attacked U.S. Border Patrol, and admitted they're just
looking for a better life. The "caravan" turned out to be a Trojan Horse — unarmed intruders disguised as
asylum seekers. But the rock-throwing didn't stop CNN's Chris Cuomo from trying to disarm us with compassion.
Freeloaders are bad. Violent criminals are bad. Birthright tourists are bad. Anchor babies are bad. Drunk drivers are bad.
Disease-laden third-world peasants are bad. Agitators loyal only to their native Central American countries are bad.
Caravan Organizer to Trump: 'Let These People In,' They're Not Bad. An organizer of the migrant caravan
gathering near the U.S. southern border in Tijuana, Mexico, urged President Trump to let his band of Central American
migrants into the country because they "are not bad." "Let these people in. Let them try. Let them try,"
Luis Cruz, an organizer behind the migrant advocacy group Pueblos Sin Fronteras, told Fox News. "I mean, most of these
people are not bad." But Cruz also admitted that he does not know if there are criminals or gang members embedded in the
caravan bound for the U.S.-Mexico border.
Says Administration Is Criminal for Enforcing Borders. Alexandria Ocommie-Cortez condemned the Trump
administration on Monday for its immigration policies, tweeting that this "Admin has been criminal from the start."
Open Borders the Biblical Stance? On my Facebook (FB) page, one poster said that anyone who doesn't support
open borders "has no conscience" and is "unaware of the Bible." One FB friend accused me of being an "evil virus" because
I don't support open borders. Another, an influential Catholic author, is accusing anyone who doesn't support open
borders of being "satanic". Another shared a popular meme declaring, "Real Christians would be waiting for the caravan
with food, water, clothing, and offering any help needed." I've been trying to talk to those calling me "satanic" and
blown narrative: USC study shows migrant caravan not about escaping 'violence'. A new study on Central
American migrants by the University of Southern California, hardly a conservative source, finds that caravan migrants and
others like them are overwhelmingly job-seekers and people looking to join their families. What they're not is people
fleeing violence and persecution. So the asylum "narrative" promoted in the press and by the left-wing lawyers now
stands exposed as phony.
Hysterics Roll On. We were in a time-warp last week, when the inevitable, imperishable Noam Chomsky blamed
illegal immigration on the United States for not providing the funds and expertise to eradicate poverty in Latin America.
Top Five Media
Lies on the Migrant Caravan. Media Lie No. 5: Trump's separation of children is outrageous and unprecedented.
The media have been insufferable since President Trump announced the zero tolerance policy for illegal border crossers — that
all would be detained and prosecuted. Can anyone forget the media hysteria earlier this year when they uniformly went apoplectic
over "kids in cages"? That is, until it was revealed that Obama kept kids in cages too, at which point the issue was dropped
like a hot rock. With the border caravan in the news, the issue of kids being detained and separated at times is back in the
mostly standard illegal immigrants, not refugees fleeing violence. The Central Americans surging into the U.S.
and claiming asylum look a lot more like regular illegal immigrants, eager for better jobs or to reunite with families, than
traditional refugees fleeing persecution or violence back home, according to a new report Wednesday [11/28/2018] that challenges
conventional wisdom on the migrants' motives.
An activist pretending to be a journalist:
Ramos: US Has Responsibility to 'Absorb' Caravan Migrants. Univision anchor Jorge Ramos said on Monday
[11/26/2018] that America has a responsibility to "easily absorb" the caravan migrants and claimed it can do so "without
significant economic consequences." "It's not an invasion. The U.S. can easily absorb these refugees without
significant economic consequences. Many countries in the world help the 65 M people who are displaced," Ramos
claimed in an Instagram post. "And the most powerful nation in history also has responsibilities. We simply
have to do our share."
You Comfortable Tear-Gassing Children?'. The well-publicized "caravan" of Central American migrants has arrived
in large numbers at our border near Tijuana, Mexico, despite MSNBC's Joe Scarborough insisting the caravan is like a tale of
Martians: "They're not comin'." They are attempting to climb over and through walls, and CNN's Jim Acosta had
lectured the president saying it would never happen.
Media Coverage of Obama Hurts America Still. I knew the instant I saw Twitter erupt in outrage at the use of
tear gas to disperse a crowd of people charging our southern border that someone would find an example of the Obama
administration doing the same thing. And sure enough, there it was, shared far and wide within minutes, a San Diego
Union-Tribune story from November 25, 2013. [...] Twitter existed in 2013. I was on it, and I certainly don't recall
an eruption of outrage, followed by days of think-pieces explaining the horrors of pepper spray and the deep betrayal of
Acosta's lecturing of President Trump about harmlessness of caravan requires an apology. After the scornful
laughter subsides, Jim Acosta of CNN really owes an apology to President Trump for his inaccurate contentions about the
harmlessness of the caravan and his prediction that they wouldn't storm the border.
Lindsey Graham Calls Out Anti-Semitic Democrat Congresswoman For Her Inane Holocaust Statement. Alexandria
Ocasio-Cortez's is dangerously dumb and today [11/26/2018] Senator Lindsey Graham rightfully called out another of her
stunningly stupid comments. This one came in the form of a pro-invasion stance in which Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez
likened the would-be illegals crashing the gates of the U.S. southern border to Jewish Holocaust victims and families fleeing
Rwandan genocide in the 1990's.
Mitchell of MSNBC wins the prize for the stupidest comment on the border assault. There is a lot of competition,
but one Trump-hater stands out for utter, implausible, easily-refuted inanity in attempting to demonize opposition to the
organized attempt to force our southern border open to anyone who wants to come here and sign up for the rich subsidies
and benefits offered to poor people. Congratulations to Andrea Mitchell: you have now earned your place in
broadcast history with the claim that calling the mob intent on violating our border a "caravan" demonizes them.
Secretary Issues Statement, Correcting False Media Accounts at Southern U.S. Border. [Scroll down]
[Quoting Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen] "Fifth, we cannot confirm the backgrounds and identities of all caravan members which
possess a national security and public safety risk to our country. However, at this point we have confirmed that there
are over 600 convicted criminals traveling with the caravan flow. This includes individuals known to law enforcement
for assault, battery, drug crimes, burglary, rape, child abuse and more. This is serious. Additionally, Mexico
has already arrested 100 caravan members for criminal violations in Mexico.["]
Fake News along the
border. On Sunday [11/25/2018], the Associated Press reported, "Migrants approaching the U.S. border from
Mexico were enveloped with tear gas Sunday after a few tried to breach the fence separating the two countries. U.S.
agents shot the gas, according to an Associated Press reporter on the scene. Children were screaming and coughing in
the mayhem." The wire service quoted the invaders and Mexican officials, but not one U.S. official in its 582-word
report. That is not journalism because journalism requires telling both sides of the story.
Photo Of Migrant Mother 'Fleeing Tear Gas' With Children At U.S. Border Staged? Shortly after hundreds of
migrants battled U.S. border agents in a violent conflict on Sunday, one photo began being highlighted in the mainstream
media. The photo shows a woman pulling her children, reportedly fleeing tear gas fired by U.S. authorities. [...] But
one observant Twitterer found some unusual things in the very same picture posted above. In the background, it appears
as if many people are not fleeing anything, and a photographer with a camera on a tripod appears to be taking pictures of a
child running as another photographer shoots people "posing as if fleeing."
Border Patrol pepper-sprayed violent crowd trying to enter US. Where was the outrage then? Leftists have been
predictably outraged at Border Patrol agents — and the administration of President Donald Trump they operate
under — for using tear gas to prevent migrants from breaching the U.S.-Mexico border at Tijuana Sunday
[11/25/2018]. [...] Nevermind that the chief patrol agent of the San Diego Border Patrol sector told CNN Monday morning that
the "vast majority" of migrants they're dealing with are "adult males" and that the group threw rocks at agents on
Sunday. Or that Mexico's Interior Ministry said around 500 migrants tried to "violently" enter the U.S., the Associated
Press reported, adding that it would immediately deport those people and would reinforce security. One also might
inquire where the widespread left-wing outrage was five years ago when about 100 people tried to illegally cross the border
near the San Ysidro, California, port of entry — and threw rocks and bottles at Border Patrol agents —
and those agents responded by pepper spraying the crowd back into Mexico, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
'Illegal Alien Mom with Barefoot Kids' Photo was a Setup — Another Staged #FakeNews Production.
Yesterday's Headline is today's hoax. The illegal alien mother 'fleeing' from the border wall was all a lie. It
was a setup. After further review, yesterday's 'horrific' picture of a woman with barefoot children running from the US
border wall was a hoax. In the background of the picture a group of men are posing for one camera man and another is
running towards another camera man. In other areas, people are just standing around. The woman with the children
was just a photo-op.
the Use of Tear Gas is Not a War Crime. The Left has reacted in outrage over the incident at the border
yesterday — not at the migrants storming the border, of course, but at the U.S. response. There really is no
border enforcement that they will support — not deporting illegal immigrants who have been here for years, not
turning around and sending home illegal immigrants who just showed up, not even border agents defending themselves
from a rock-throwing mob.
Begin Full Propaganda Push to Create Victim Narrative around Migrants. With the reality of hundreds of central
American migrants attempting to overwhelm the U.S. southern border by force; and after weeks of denying the migration horde
were a threat to U.S. immigration and national sovereignty; the media narrative engineers need to quickly respond with
manufactured victim optics. With a migration force consisting of 95% military-aged males, the media photo journalists,
aka. 'optical narrative engineers', desperately seek out pictures of the few women and children to accompany their print propaganda.
Waters: Border 'Chaos' Is a 'Political Ploy' by Trump. Sunday [11/25/2018] on CNN's "Newsroom,"
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) called the ongoing border crisis a "political ploy" by President Donald Trump.
Lies About a World Without Borders. My husband recently noticed a lot of movies with the UN in a positive role,
and basically a world-government role. Even though Husband is largely apolitical, this made him snort. Because
even people who are mostly apolitical know the disaster that child-trafficking, aid-stealing UN "troops" are, at least when
they're not just U.S. troops flying the blue flag. (What is it with the blue flags, btw? That's the EU too.
Would white be too on the nose?) I told him that's because the left always telegraphs their intentions. Before
they were ready for Hilary! for instance, they ran movies and wrote books about a president that was basically Hillary for at
least a decade and probably more. And right now the left is so near that one-world-government, no borders, give peace a
chance, John Lennon's Imagine world they can taste it.
one little thing the caravan organizers got caught flatfooted on. Pueblo Sin Fronteras, the open-borders group
that organized the migrant caravan, has had an easy time of it, racking up propaganda victory after propaganda victory as its
group snaked through Mexico. They put the tiny number of women and children in the group up front for the news cameras
with the media obliging them to create the perception that the entire group was just women and children fleeing gangs instead
of largely military-aged unemployed young men. They brazenly waved the Honduran, Guatemalan, Mexican and Salvadoran
flags in a bid to signal they aren't looking for 'mercy' from the U.S., they consider entering the U.S. a matter of right as
nationals of those countries. They busted down the gates of Mexico's southern border to signal to the world that
Mexico's efforts to enforce its own border are utterly useless. They kept the group together when there were signs it
was splitting apart, the better to retain their power of numbers in order to make demands.
Latest Push: Mass Deportation 'Morally Unacceptable,' Amnesty is Necessary. The latest push by the globalist
apparatus includes amnesty for all 12 to 22 million illegal aliens living across the United States and allowing
India and China to monopolize the U.S. legal immigration system. The Brookings Institute's William Galston —
who has called populism the enemy of democracy — and neoconservative pundit Bill Kristol have released a joint
policy brief for their The New Center think tank which advocates giving amnesty to illegal aliens and ending the country-caps
in the U.S. legal immigration system.
migrants different, more violent, than previous migrant groups [according to the] U.S. military. To hear the
press and its narrative allies tell it, the Honduras migrant caravan is little more than thousands of mothers and toddlers
spontaneously fleeing violence in their home countries. The flight is little different from that seen in previous
caravans. Any concern about crime or violence is a "scare tactic," or "lying," or "racism," and there's no evidence any
of the migrants are criminals. President Trump's warnings about the matter are simply "factually wrong."
Actually, a different picture is emerging. Specifically, signs are mounting that far from the exodus being a
Madonna-and-child in flip flops narrative, the military-aged unemployed males dominating this wave of caravans are far more
violent than reported. That's not a scare story from some rightwing militia group, but the actual view of the U.S.
military, whose 5,000-plus troops have been dispatched to meet the caravans and keep them from storming the U.S. border and
entering the U.S. illegally as they already did in Mexico. Asked if the dispatch was all a border stunt by a reporter,
Secretary of Defense Gen. Jim Mattis icily replied: "We don't do stunts in this department. Thank you."
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.
Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen vs Insufferable Swamp Guardian Chris Wallace. Department of Homeland Security
Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen appears on Fox Sunday Gaslighting to discuss current headline security issues. When the
topic turns to immigration and the approaching migrant caravan Swamp-gatekeeper Chris Wallace goes all-in with the vulnerable
toddlers angle... central American babies crawling on their hands and knees over thousands of miles to reach the United
States. Ridiculous. [Video clip]
laughable reason for shielding viewers from pictures of the invasion 'caravan'. The Democrats' exploding cigar that is the
procession of thousands of Central Americans headed for our border is really hurting their electoral chances, so the story must be kept
away from the faithful. The worst thing a propaganda agency could do is let Americans see those thousands — reportedly 80% of
them military-age males — because they look just like the columns of purported "Syrian refugee" military-age Muslims who invaded Europe
at the behest of German chancellor Angela Merkel and proceeded to make going out after dark a dangerous excursion for young German
women — and, incidentally, tanking voter support for Merkel's coalition. So CNN needed to come up with an excuse for not
showing pictures of the invaders. The job fell to Anderson Cooper, perhaps because his white hair is believed to give him credibility,
a characteristic in short supply at the senior news net. But how to proclaim that ignorance is bliss without triggering peals of
Orwellian laughter? A half-second of consideration reveals the answer. That's right! Blame Trump.
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.
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
Bush: Americans Urging for Immigration Controls 'Threatened' by 'Less White' Country. Failed 2016
presidential candidate and former Florida governor Jeb Bush says Americans who are urging for immigration controls are
"threatened" by their perception that the United States is "changing" and becoming "less white." In a podcast interview
with National Review Editor Nordlinger, Bush said immigration controls were "foolhardy" and that illegal alien crime gets too
much attention compared to crimes committed by American citizens.
Gonzalez Was A Dreamer Too, Liberals. The fake news that the Trump administration was "considering" using
100,000 National Guardsmen to round up illegal aliens has been thoroughly debunked by now, except in the minds of those who
screech, "But, but, there was a memo!" Well, the memo, as the Independent Journal Review reported, was a DHS draft memo
that was never put forward for serious consideration. Nor did it mention the figure 100,000, The hyperventilating
Associated Press put the fake news out that it was an actual plan one smidgeon short of an imminent executive order.
President Trump said the report was false. The Pentagon said the report was false. [...] ICE arrested over 700 illegals
in recent operations and reported that they are doing exactly what they did under President Obama. ICE reports that
some 75 percent of these illegals had criminal records.
Website Calls for 'Slaughter' of 'Fascistic Border Patrol Dogs and Their Bosses'. In a post Thursday [9/20/2018] at
far-left antifa website Incendiary News, an activist advocated for revolutionaries to rise up and "slaughter" what he called "fascistic
Border Patrol dogs and their bosses," Far Left Watch reported on Friday. Disturbingly, far-left activists have in recent months
become more brazenly militant and violent in their rhetoric on their websites and social media, as PJ Media has documented [elsewhere].
The author of the Incendiary News piece, Ulrike Salazar, likens Border Patrol agents to SS troops who "take away young boys and girls,
tear apart families, throw away undesirables into dark and cramped dungeons."
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.
York Times Pot Stirrers Tell a Whopper About Lost Immigrant Kids. The New York Times lied about the same fake
news story a second time to stir the pot. Their intention is to make the administration look bad on immigration.
In an article titled, "U.S. Loses Track of Another 1,500 Migrant Children, Investigators Find," the Times contends the U.S.
officials have no clue as to the whereabouts of roughly 1,500 undocumented minors. It wasn't true the first time they
published that story and it's not true this time.
Loses Track of Another 1,500 Migrant Children, Investigators Find. Caitlin Oakley, a spokeswoman for the
Department of Health and Human Services, offered a response to the findings on Tuesday night. "As communicated to
members of Congress multiple times," she said, "these children are not 'lost.' Their sponsors — who are usually
parents or family members and in all cases have been vetted for criminality and ability to provide for them —
simply did not respond or could not be reached when this voluntary call was made."
blocks posts that use phrase 'illegal alien' as 'hateful content'. The federal government, U.S. Supreme Court,
and lawyers across the country use the word "illegal alien" to describe immigrants who illegally enter the country, because
that's the definition in the law. But Twitter makes its own laws, and the social media giant is now blocking folks from
promoting any messages with the phrase, which its moderators apparently consider "hate speech."
poverty report blasting Trump, US for 'hatred for the poor' uses data from last year of Obama's presidency. A
recent United Nations report blasting President Trump and America in general for harboring "contempt" and "hatred for the
poor" is based on highly inaccurate data that can't easily be used to compare the U.S. to other nations. The U.N.
report's main contentions read like an attack on the Trump administration by the Democratic Party: America has
40 million poor people, including 18.5 million who live in extreme poverty; U.S. policies regarding the poor are
"cruel and inhuman;" the Trump tax cuts aren't working and will worsen inequality; and the U.S. needs to spend less on
defense of our nation and more on social programs.
Rejects Sen. Durbin's Claim that Illegal Immigrants Can Form Unions. Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin
argued that illegal immigrants can join unions, and suggested that a 2008 decision by Judge Brett Kavanaugh shows he is
hostile to "immigrants." Kavanaugh countered by arguing that his 2008 dissent complied with the Supreme Court's Sure-Tan
decision in 1984. In the 2008 case, two other judges outvoted Kavanaugh and said the 1984 Sure-Tan decision allowed
illegal migrants to join unions. But Kavanaugh noted that the Sure-Tan decision had said illegals could join unions
because Congress had not previously barred the employment of illegal immigrants. So once Congress passed a law in 1986
barring the employment of illegal aliens, the Sure-Tan decision also ensured illegals were not allowed to join unions, said
ICE 'sexually assaults women with impunity'. Socialist darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to abolish
Immigration and Customs Enforcement because it's full of rapists and child abusers. Or something. Ocasio-Cortez,
who won an upset primary against Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley, took offense to a post
on Twitter by Townhall editor Katie Pavlich this week and attempted to set the record straight.
Haters and Their Double Standards. President Obama, on several occasions, compared slaves to immigrants. It generated no
controversy. But when Trump cabinet member Ben Carson said the same thing, the reaction could not have been more different. At a
2015 naturalization ceremony for new citizens, Obama said: "It wasn't always easy for new immigrants. Certainly it wasn't easy for
those of African heritage who had not come here voluntarily, and yet in their own way were immigrants themselves. There was discrimination
and hardship and poverty. But, like you, they no doubt found inspiration in all those who had come before them. And they were
able to muster faith that, here in America, they might build a better life and give their children something more." Obama, during his
presidency, almost a dozen times compared slaves to immigrants whether they "arrived on the Mayflower or on a slave ship, whether they came
through Ellis Island or crossed the Rio Grande." His remarks were often received with applause.
Refugee Resettlement Is Costly.
[A]dvocates for expanding the number of refugees admitted to the United States have lately portrayed their position as a win-win —
not only is refugee resettlement a moral imperative, it is also in our nation's economic self-interest! Last fall, a leaked (and
apparently unfinished) report from the Department Health and Human Services claimed that refugees pay more in taxes than they receive
in services. A less comprehensive NBER working paper came to the same conclusion last summer. Both papers neglect substantial
costs that invalidate their conclusions. More fundamentally, both implicitly assume that today's refugees are just like yesterday's.
In the 20th century, the United States took in several groups of higher-skill refugees — for example, Cubans after Castro's
takeover, South Vietnamese after the fall of Saigon, Soviet dissidents in the 1980s, Eastern Europeans in the 1990s, and
so on. Today, refugees come mainly from less developed parts of the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia.
sympathy for a lying press. It's difficult to take the media's claims about attacks on the press seriously when
they're constantly gaslighting the country. [...] Over and over again the press asserts that something is true, even though
you saw with your own eyes that it's not. [...] Everyone knows immigrants can hop into the U.S. and jump on welfare, but last
week, the media said it wasn't true, claiming that there's a five-year wait before they can qualify. Technically, there
is. And yet, under current law, if immigrants have a baby on U.S. soil, as a default citizen, he's entitled to bring in
welfare for the family at birth. Or, if one immigrant marries a citizen, the wait time for benefits shrinks from five
years to three. If the immigrants have any children under 18, they're all allowed benefits, too, mostly in Medicaid and
food aid. In addition to that, all refugees and asylees, 13 percent of legal residents, according to the report by
the Center for Immigration Studies, are eligible for full benefits.
A Force for Evil. Johnetta Benton, a teacher at Hampton Middle School near Atlanta, was recorded telling her
sixth-grade students, "America has never been great for minorities." In a tirade, she told her class: "Because
Europeans came from Europe ... you are an immigrant. You are an illegal immigrant because you came and just took it.
... You are an immigrant. This is not your country." To exploit young, immature young people this way represents an
act of supreme cowardice. The teacher should be fired, but I'm guessing that her colleagues share her sympathies. At
the same school, students were given a homework assignment that required them to write a letter asking lawmakers for stricter
gun control laws.
Orders Trump: Help ACLU Give Legal aid to Deported Migrants. President Donald Trump's administration must
find the deported migrant-parents who separated themselves from their children in the United States, says the Californian
judge who is trying to govern the nation's immigration policies. "The reality is that for every parent who is not
located there will be a permanently orphaned child and that is 100 percent the responsibility of the administration," U.S.
District Judge Dana M. Sabraw said Friday [8/3/2018] as he announced that he would pick a federal official to help ACLU
lawyers meet the deported migrants.
The Editor says...
If anyone sneaks into this country illegally, knowing it is illegal, knowing it is risky, it is not the Trump administration's
fault if bad things happen to them. If the parents are rounded up and deported, leaving the kids here by themselves,
the kids are far better off: At least they're more likely to enjoy regular meals, clean clothes, and an occasional
dental exam. If their parents are living in another country, that doesn't mean the kids are orphans. An impenetrable
barrier across the entire U.S.-Mexico border would eliminate all this manufactured grief about separated families.
Declaration of Incivility. The media's latest crush, the Democrats new Obama — of course I am
talking about Westchester socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, just went on a foreign news service, Al Jazeera, to accuse
America of "human rights abuses," even after it was Trump who put an end to the Obama policy of separating adults and
children at the border.
Borders Are Not Libertarian So Long As America Is A Welfare State. On social media, libertarians tend to argue
that immigrants, even illegals, pay taxes too, through their rent to their property-tax-paying landlords. The average
annual per child expenditure of an American public school is $12,000, and as high as $29,000 in Washington, D.C. and other
jurisdictions. The idea that many immigrants, living crowded into low tax assessment properties, pay anything like
$12,000 annually in property taxes per child they commit to the local school is prima facie ridiculous.
Will Not Make America Great Again. Although the "progressive left" fetishizes open borders for its own sake,
they nevertheless festoon their arguments with economic ornamentation in an attempt to convince fiscally-minded
fence-sitters. Usually, their ploy fails. But every once in a while a seemingly convincing argument is
made. Ruchir Sharma's piece in the New York Times, entitled "To Be Great Again, America Needs Immigrants," is one such
piece. Not only does Sharma rely on uncontested data, but his logic seems solid. But looks can be
deceiving. Sharma's argument suffers from two main problems: Sharma misunderstands how economies grow, and he
conflates gross domestic product (GDP) with prosperity.
Mazie Hirono Thinks Trump Made Law Criminalizing Illegal Immigration. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) on Tuesday [7/31/2018]
admitted to being confused as to who created the law criminalizing illegal immigration during an exchange with ICE Executive Associate
Director Matthew Albence before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Immigrant' Is a Made-Up Term That Ignores the Law. The news media is reporting that an internal email at the
Justice Department has reminded its lawyers that the legally correct term they should be using in their briefs is "illegal
alien," not the euphemism "undocumented immigrant." The Justice Department leadership is correct. Illegal alien is
the correct legal term that should be used. "Undocumented immigrant" is a politically correct, made-up term adopted by
pro-illegal alien advocacy groups and liberal media outlets to obscure the fact that such aliens have violated U.S. immigration
law and are in the country illegally. Precision in the law is a vital principle, since the exact words used in statutes,
regulations, contracts, guidance documents, and policy statements can significantly affect how they are applied and interpreted.
Democrat Socialist Rising Red Star Ocasia-Cortez:
Enforcing the Border Is "On the Same Spectrum as Ethnic Cleansing". Why aren't the media asking other Democrats
if they agree with this idea? That is standard media procedure for Republicans whenever one Republican makes a
statement that commands less than majority support.
data shows the entire 'family separation' crisis was built of lies. Now that the truth has come out about
separating families at the border, the media has lost interest in the story and is on to the next hotness. It turns out
that the people for whom they created biblical levels of sanctimony self-separated from their own kids while empowering drug
smugglers to kill people in our country. Rather than marshalling all its limited resources to deal with the drug
cartels, gangs, and special interest aliens (SIAs) at our border and in the interior, the Department of Homeland Security has
been forced to consume its resources and give almost daily updates to the new commander in chief, San Diego Judge Dana
Sabraw. He now controls our border policy and the cascading effects of devastating social and economic ills perpetrated
against the country as a result of the incentives he has created to promote catch-and-release. It turns out many
parents are smugglers and don't want reunification.
Sessions Deports Obama's 'Undocumented Immigrant' Code. The incorrect and deceptive "undocumented immigrant"
term is being deported to nowheresville by the Department of Justice, which henceforth will refer to unapproved migrants as
"illegal aliens." The misleading "undocumented" term was favored by President Barack Obama's pro-migration deputies, but
President Donald Trump's agency officials instead will use the term set by federal law — "illegal alien."
Dept. reportedly tells attorneys 'illegal alien' is correct term, not 'undocumented'. No more "undocumented"
immigrants, just "illegal aliens." CNN reported Tuesday evening that the Justice Department has told its attorneys that
the term "undocumented" is inaccurate according to U.S. immigration law and that they should start using the legally correct
term. "Illegal alien" is the accurate term used in the U.S. Code, the email reportedly says.
Gonzalez and Chris Buskirk on Why America is Not a Nation of Immigrants. American Greatness publisher,
Chris Buskirk, was joined by Pedro Gonzalez on the Buskirk and Graham show to discuss the origins and accuracy of the trope
that America is a "Nation of Immigrants." Gonzalez is a Mount Vernon fellow of the Center for American Greatness and a
regular contributor to this site. Their conversation was centered around his article, "America is Not a Nation of
Immigrants." [Audio clip]
Deputy Chair Keith Ellison: National Borders Create 'An Injustice'. Democratic National Committee Deputy
Chair Keith Ellison claimed during a recent interview that national borders creates an "injustice" for illegal aliens trying
to cross them. [...] "The 12 million undocumented people in the United States are here because somebody wants them to
be. They want them to do the work, but they don't want them to get any rights. They don't want to pay them
fairly, they don't want them to be able to bargain collectively, they don't want them to be able to get occupational safety
and standards — and that is what's really going on," Ellison said.
The Editor says...
There are a lot of workers from Mexico and farther south who are coming here to work as roofers, lawn mowers, and ditch diggers.
They've probably never given a thought to "occupational safety," nor would they expect the government to defend them, if they have entered
illegally. Moreover, Mr. Ellison makes it sound as if all 12 million (or more) illegal aliens have come here by invitation.
That is not true. Nobody has invited anyone to break the law, except by virtually guaranteeing (in sanctuary cities) that the laws will
not be enforced.
Collusion' by Saul Alinsky. Do you know Saul Alinsky? He was the mentor of most of the leading liberal
politicians of our time — including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Alinsky was a radical Marxist
strategist and community organizer. His leading "weapons" were weapons of mass distraction: misinformation, radical
protest and blaming the other guy for whatever you (the liberal politician or activist) are guilty of. Alinsky actually
counseled radical leftists to look in the mirror and whatever you see, blame the other guy for doing or being that exact same
thing. So, if you're a crook, blame the other guy for being a crook. If you're a corrupt politician, call your
opponent a corrupt politician. If you've ruined the economy, blame your opponent for ruining the economy. And of
course, if you're in bed with Russia, blame the other guy for being in "collusion" with Russia. It's all playing out in
front of our very eyes.
declares low wages 'violence'. In their campaign for a $15 job-killing minimum wage, the leftwingers at
MoveOn.org have declared low wages "violence." [...] Because it shows how unserious they are, and it also shows that by
negating the meaning of words, they can justify real violence as their result. If the minimum wage as it is is
'violence,' well then what is to stop a bloody uprising in response? They characterize everything except real violence
as "violence" these days, as Instapundit's Glenn Reynolds has noted. It goes to show that the left really has a
hostility to the idea of words having meaning. This fuels their extremism, as ever crazier things ever more divorced
from reality are said, as words are completely drained of meaning.
Are Not Immigrants. The Democratic Party, along with its shills in the mainstream media, has misleadingly
blurred the lines between the definition of "immigrant" and "invader." An immigrant is an alien who has been granted the
right to permanently reside in the United States by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. An "invader," as defined
by Merriam Webster, is one who "trespasses, encroaches, and infringes upon another's property." The United States is our
collective home and those who come here without seeking and gaining permission to enter our collective home are no different
than an uninvited guest who enters our personal home to take up residence without permission.
time to 'reimagine' birthright citizenship. One of the biggest challenges in the immigration debate today is
that the American people are routinely given faulty "facts" or outright lies by the media and opportunistic politicians.
The media-manufactured crisis over separating children from their illegal alien parents at the southern border is just the most
recent example. The misrepresented photos, absurd comparisons of detention centers to concentration camps, and nonstop
cable news demagoguery have served to confuse the public and advance the narrative of the open borders movement.
The 'immigrant purge'
that wasn't. Social media erupted in outrage Friday [7/6/2018] after an Associated Press report suggested the
Trump administration is purging immigrants who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship. That's not
the case — though a real problem remains. This much is true: Immigrant advocates told the AP they've
seen a surge of Army reservists who've been abruptly discharged from the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest
program. But the lawyers who brought the story to the AP can only point to about 40 — out of around 10,000
now in the program.
Walk Away From
Mendacity. There are official signs along U.S. Highway 287 north of Amarillo indicating that this stretch of
road is part of something called the "Plains to Ports Highway." Reading these signs, an ingenuous motorist might form
the belief that the enormous, thundering truck by which he is being crowded off the road is, at least, conveying the bounty
of the plains to a saltwater port, from whence that bounty will be shipped across the sea. But in this belief the
ingenuous motorist would be wrong, for, as you can see on this map, the "Plains to Ports Highway" is, in fact, a highway to
Mexico. [...] The absence of any real ports on the "Plains to Ports Highway" may be a small thing in itself, but this false
and misleading name is part of the pervasive mendacity that runs through all of our dealings Mexico.
Went to Families Belong Together Protest. Here Are 6 Things We Saw. [#1] Fascist and Nazi comparisons. Many of the
protestors compared the situation at the border to fascist regimes and the Holocaust.
ICE' is a sign of the left's rising extremism. It's becoming the new litmus test of the Democratic Party's
resurgent left: As Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez put it soon after her upset primary win over the No. 4 House Democrat,
"If they're not actively calling for the abolition of ICE ... they need to go." Now, spurred by last weekend's celebrity-driven
protests against the breakup of families at the border, ambitious Democrats are hopping aboard the bandwagon. Sens. Elizabeth
Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand and Mayor Bill de Blasio, among others, are all calling for Immigration Customs and Enforcement to be
shut down. Even though President Trump has suspended the breakups — and it was the Border Patrol, not ICE,
separating the families.
The week the Democrats went clinically
insane. To steal Trump's thunder and abate his rising poll numbers, the coven of Seedier Media conspired promptly to
create a new story line out of left field, a false narrative of a cruel Administration tearing fetuses from their mother's wombs.
Well, actually, in LeftMediaLand that is OK to do — especially if it is a late-term abortion where they actually can rip off
real limbs from the Mom's children. Nothing wrong with crushing little heads and tearing little baby parts from mothers. Rather,
here were the compelling photo ops of alien mothers and fathers at our Southern border breaking as many laws as Hillary and Huma —
and just as rapidly — but, unlike Hillary and Huma, being treated with justice. So, after defying the laws of our country
and marching illegally into our country without proper papers or permission, the parents were taken into custody — and that
became the worst war crime since the Seventeenth Century Chmielnicki pogroms. Suddenly, America was worse than Nazi Germany.
Immigration and the Supreme Court, Democrats Are Snookered. The president's press secretary, Sarah Sanders, was
evicted, ex officio, from a Virginia restaurant that appeared to be named after its bellicose owner (The Red Hen), as she
then stormed across the street and demanded a competitor not serve Mrs. Sanders either. Maxine Waters, the
egregious and inexplicably prosperous African-American foghorn of racist demagogy for decades from the Great Arsenal of
Political Stupidity, California, called on the Democratic faithful to harass Trump supporters in all circumstances. The
Homeland Security secretary was heckled and derided unmercifully in a Washington restaurant as she tried to have her dinner,
and protesters then gathered in front of her house and shouted obscenities (because her department is in charge of
immigration). This was over the unmitigated nonsense about 2,300 children abandoned by illegal intruders into America,
being "torn from the arms of their parents." They are fed and sheltered better than they are accustomed to in the
countries they fled, and their parents had no business putting them at this risk. The United States has 2,700,000
minors separated from parents in prison; 400,000 children in foster care; 760,000 separated from parents in the military, and
there are over 16,000 children in insalubrious shelters in New York City alone.
church locks up Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus to condemn immigration policy. An Indianapolis church made a bold
statement on a lawn near Monument Circle Tuesday morning, placing statues of Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus inside a fence to
condemn the current immigration policies. Christ Church Cathedral, also known as "The Church on the Circle," locked up
Mary, Joseph, and Jesus as part of its Every Family is Holy campaign. The church's dean, Steve Carlson, said the campaign
is to bring awareness to and condemn the United States' zero-tolerance immigration policy. "They were a homeless family
with nowhere to stay," Carlson said.
The Editor says...
Joseph and Mary were not homeless. They were forced out of town by Big Government.
And if "every family is holy," what do we need churches for?
America Is So Bad, Why Do They Keep Coming Here? As Americans celebrate the country's 242nd birthday, clamoring
left-wing progressives loudly and incessantly paint the republic as a very dark place. The United States under President
Donald Trump is routinely described as something out of "The Handmaid's Tale" and in the grips of white supremacists, or —
in less incendiary terms — "white nationalists." Trump himself is regularly compared to Adolf Hitler and called a
Nazi. Liberals complain that Trump is "kidnapping" illegal immigrant children and throwing them in "cages." Those
"cages" — which actually are care facilities run by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) —
have alternately been characterized as "internment camps," "black sites" and "concentration camps." What's more, activists
on the Left contend that America is so thoroughly racist that individual acts of kindness and respect are insufficient to overcome
"institutional racism," innate bias and "white privilege."
to Read the News: A Guide for Truth-Seekers. The recent MSM and celebrity hysteria about the illegal immigrant children
being separated from their alleged parents would have had some impact with voters had not the truth been exposed in the Internet on unbiased
websites and twitter posts. Those pictures of immigrant children sleeping in cages brought tears (crocodile?) to MSNBC anchor Rachel
Maddow, who apparently failed to note that these heartbreaking photos were taken in 2014 during the Obama administration. The detention
center used by the Trump administration was a far cry from Obama's if one viewed them on one of the more credible news sites like Breitbart.com.
Media Gets The Story
Wrong: No Illegal Immigrant Children Have Been 'Lost,' NOT ONE. There are a lot of misconceptions
circulating in the media these days, particularly about what is transpiring along our Southern border with illegal immigrant
children. Thankfully, there are some people trying to get the media on the right path. Senator James Lankford
(R-OK) recently appeared on NBC with Chuck Todd, to set the record straight. Specifically, he wanted America to know
that our government had NOT lost any illegal immigrant children who had been detained along the border.
Borders Ralliers Raise Holocaust Imagery to Vilify Trump Administration. Open borders protesters in Washington,
DC, laid the defamatory slurs on thick in protest signs attacking President Trump, his administration, and Republicans as
racists on the basis of separating minors from adults who illegally cross the U.S. southern border.
Same People Who Take a Knee For the American Flag Wave Mexican Flags at Anti-ICE Protests. There is absolutely
no question about it, these protests are not about separating children from their parents — it is about abolishing
our borders. The Democratic Party has been radicalized against our nation.
Survived Nazi Concentration Camps — He Has a Message for Those Who Think America Runs Its Own. High-profile
members of America's media and political circles have used amplified, irresponsible rhetoric to describe President Trump's
immigration detainment policies. Terminology from Nazi Germany is now regularly used to describe American immigration
policy in the public arena. Many have likened illegal alien detainment facilities on the Southern border to
"concentration camps," referred to Trump as a "Nazi" or "Hitler" and call Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents
the "Gestapo." Democratic Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal likened America's zero tolerance immigration policy
to the "cattle cars of Nazi Germany." Many pundits and politicians have echoed the sentiment.
Trump the Most Fun President Ever? On Tuesday [6/26/2018] the Supreme Court released its opinions in Trump
v. Hawaii and National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra. [...] In the first case, the
Court ruled it was within the power of the President to suspend entry of aliens to the United States. Something obvious
from the clear text of the relevant law. The self-styled "wise Latina," Justice Sotomayor made a ridiculous comparison
to the internment of the Japanese-Americans by FDR, which was batted away as the inapt comparison it is. As significant
as the Court's adherence to the text of the relevant law is, Justice Thomas's observation that District Court issuance of
nationwide injunctions (a practice begun in 1963) is based on dubious legal authority. Moreover, Thomas said,
"Nationwide injunctions mean that each of the more than 600 federal district judges in the United States can freeze a law or
regulation throughout the country — regardless of whether the other 599 disagree." As Ben Weingarten details
in the Federalist, he's opening the door to more SCOTUS scrutiny of such injunctions, and a disarming of a regularly used
tool of the Resistance.
Trump Staffers Are Hypocrites for Eating at Mexican Restaurants. It's come to this: according to some, people
should be picking their casual dining choices based on their politics. NPR published an opinion piece by writer Monique
Truong that claims in the headline that it is "hypocrisy" for administration members who support President Trump's way of
handling the long-ignored border crisis to eat at Mexican restaurants. These are people who work for the president, of
course, so they are essentially being taken to task for doing their jobs. Truong considers recent forays to Mexican
food dining establishments by administration policy adviser Stephen Miller and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen
to be a "spectacle" that is "utterly galling to many Americans who object" to the recent policy of dealing with felony
immigration offenders, which the president ended this week.
Migrant Mother from 'Crying Girl' Audio Had No Case for Asylum. The crying girl featured in an audio-recording
touted by pro-migrant groups was brought to the United States by her mother to escape the poverty of her quiet El Salvador
town, according to a Washington Post report. The Post's report shows the migrant mother was not fleeing
threats and had no grounds for claiming asylum, but was simply following the route taken by her two older sisters who had
successfully walked though the weak U.S. border to settle in Houston, Texas.
Mother Of Crying Child
Was Previously Deported In 2013. The mother of the crying child featured on the cover of TIME Magazine was
previously deported from the United States in 2013, according to ICE. TIME Magazine pasted the image of the young girl
crying as President Donald Trump looked down on her, attempting to symbolize the administration's zero-tolerance immigration
policy at the border that leads to family separations. The father of the child later revealed that the girl was never
separated from the mother and that the child was only briefly set down so that border patrol agents could perform a pat
down. The mother also left three other children behind in Honduras.
Barbara Lee accuses Trump administration of 'criminalizing' illegal immigrants. Rep. Barbara Lee,
California Democrat, accused the Trump administration Sunday of "criminalizing" illegal immigrants. Ms. Lee, who
joined a congressional delegation that visited intake and detention facilities Saturday [6/23/2018] near the border in Texas,
described the conditions as "tragic."
The Editor says...
If you illegally cross the international boundary into this country, you have committed a crime, and thus you are a criminal.
Mr. Trump is not "criminalizing" anyone who is not already guilty of a crime.
Facts the Media 'Pros' Don't Want You to Know About 'Family Border Separation'. [#3] The Left Wants Illegal
Aliens to Enjoy Privileges Denied to American Citizens. If an American citizen breaks the law and is funneled into the
justice system, he is separated from his family and children. This American citizen is not allowed to keep his family
with him in a detention center. Once again, our media want illegal aliens to enjoy special rights and privileges
American citizens do not enjoy. One more point: These migrants are guilty of walking minor children through miles
and miles of desert with the intent of committing a crime (crossing a border illegally). If you or I walked a child
through miles and miles of desert with the intent of committing a crime, child protective services would take our children
away (and should).
Say ICE Contract Is Like Assisting Hitler With The Holocaust. Amazon employees sent an open letter to CEO Jeff
Bezos Friday protesting the company's contract with Immigration and Customs Enforce (ICE), comparing it to IBM's contract
with Adolf Hitler during the second world war. "As ethically concerned Amazonians, we demand a choice in what we build,
and a say in how it is used. We learn from history, and we understand how IBM's systems were employed in the 1940s to
help Hitler," the letter states. "IBM did not take responsibility then, and by the time their role was understood, it
was too late. We will not let that happen again. The time to act is now."
The Editor says...
It is astonishing that presumably well-educated adults can live in such ignorance. President Trump is disrupting the establishment,
but he's acting within the law. For a better example of an American president acting like a dictator, take a close look
at Barack H. Obama. Moreover, I don't think the holocaust victims
were sneaking into concentration camps by the thousands. And I don't think ICE is executing illegal aliens.
Nixon calls ICE 'terrorist organization,' says it should be abolished. New York gubernatorial candidate and
former "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon on Thursday [6/21/2018] called U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) "a
terrorist organization" and called for its abolition, pitting progressive New Yorkers against Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Nixon made her remarks at a church on Manhattan's Upper West Side, where an illegal immigrant is taking sanctuary after being
threatened with deportation after she failed to show a driver's license during a traffic stop by ICE agents.
in a lather over the good news. The children are safe, sleeping in clean bunks and eating better than most of
them ever had in Central America. They're getting American medical care and for most of them, the first appointment
with a dentist in their lives. Their "ordeal" is separation from their parents, and that's always painful for a
child. But they're not at Auschwitz, as some hysterics (such as one former director of the CIA) say they are. The
necessary guards are not Nazis called out of retirement at Buchenwald, despite what some pundits suffering hot flashes say.
Recent Lies From Media On Emotion-Driven Immigration Debate. Democrats and the mainstream media continued to
destroy any remaining credibility they have left with their recent hysteria surrounding the debate on illegal immigration as
they pushed lie after lie in their attempts to emotionally manipulate voters. Before jumping into the lies and false
information that the media and Democrats have injected into the American public, it's important to note the timeline of
events that led up to the creation of this current news cycle. The current news cycle on the poor treatment of
illegal immigrants began in late May when people like former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau tweeted out an article from 2014
and falsely insinuated that it was the Trump administration that was responsible for it.
Immigration, Internment Camps, and Useful Idiots. The Bush family has a famously adversarial relationship with
English. It became clear this week that at least one of them is also illiterate where U.S. history and immigration
policy are concerned. This was demonstrated when former First Lady Laura Bush took to the pages of the Washington
Post to denounce President Trump for enforcing a statute signed into law by her own husband, George W. Bush.
Even worse, she compared the HHS facilities where the children of illegal immigrants are briefly housed to the infamous
internment camps where Democrat icon FDR imprisoned 110,000 American citizens of Japanese descent. This
comparison not only played into the hands of the very Democrats and partisan journalists who remorselessly savaged both her
and her husband for eight solid years, it is wildly inaccurate. Mrs. Bush clearly knows very little about the
plight of children caught up in the illegal immigration crisis, and even less about the internment camps she so glibly
evoked. It's blindingly obvious that she has been suckered by the propaganda relentlessly pumped out by the "news"
media, completely taken in by their lurid images of wailing children and "cruel" DHS officials. Laura Bush has thus
become just another useful idiot.
[Scroll down] In sum, this administration isn't changing the rules about separating adults from children.
"Separation happens only if officials find that the adult is falsely claiming to be the child's parent, or is a threat to the
child, or is put into criminal proceedings. Once an adult is put into criminal proceedings, federal marshals must turn
the children with him into the care of HHS in temporary shelters." This is not at all different from housing children
of those arrested for felonies domestically. We don't leave the children unattended, nor do we jail them with their
parent. At the moment — without protest — over 20,000 U.S. kids are separated from their jailed
parents. Last fiscal year, 90 percent of apprehended children were released to a parent or close relative.
Secondly, the criminal proceedings are short-term, absent any "aggravating factor such as prior illegal entry or another
crime." Migrants generally plead guilty and are returned to ICE custody. If the migrant agrees to return, he and
the child are returned home together.
Democrat, Lying MSM on the Border Crisis. The entire crisis is a lie. The media is lying! [...] NBC News
is reporting nothing but fake news, claiming the President has caused a crisis at the border. There is a crisis but it
is because 50,000 illegal aliens are caught coming through each month and that doesn't count all the illegals not
caught. Tens of thousands of children as young as 4 years of age are being sent alone with cartels by their
Patrol Agent Sets the Record Straight on CNN, Embarrasses Host. On Wednesday [6/20/2018], CNN host Brooke
Baldwin had on border patrol agent and National Border Patrol Council spokesman Chris Cabrera, with Baldwin seemingly looking
to smear and shame the men and women who police our border. Cabrera, though, took the opportunity to hit Baldwin with
the reality of the situation at the Southern border, exposing the false and shallow liberal framing of the issue from the
mainstream media, including CNN.
Leftists say keeping children and parents together isn't enough. Open borders is the real goal. Earlier
this month the dishonest establishment media began crafting a phony "child migrant crisis" in their latest effort to sabotage
President Donald Trump's presidency. In particular, Leftists in the media were critical of the administration's policy
of separating some migrant children from their parents. The policy isn't new and in fact, migrant children were being
separated from their parents throughout the Obama administration. But no matter. Trump hate drives media coverage
and fake news narratives.
Preaching Immigration Morality are Acting Unethically. The Deep State was represented by former NSA and CIA
director Michael Hayden. He compared the temporary separation of children from parents at our southern border to the
Nazi Holocaust. Yes, he tweeted that. It is an abhorrent comparison. It is knowingly wrong; it minimizes
the Holocaust, and it unfairly maligns our country. It is an unethical assertion, done by a Deep-Stater who loathes the
president so much as to incinerate language ethics. The Nazis separated families as part of a first phase of forced
labor and murder of Jews, an entire race. We, in contrast, are taking care of these children — probably
better than they're normally taken care of — during the days of necessary investigation. No animus is
intended on our part, or on the part of President Trump, A.G. Sessions, or the Dept. of Homeland Security.
Mr. Hayden's offense was not simply against Holocaust-survivors, but America itself. It's unethical to make
accusations that are absolutely false and purposely degrading.
Are Pushing The Country To The Edge. Time magazine used to be important, used to have standards. But when
they used the picture of a little illegal alien girl who was not separated from her mother on their cover to represent all
illegal alien children at the border because she was crying and perfectly fit their narrative they crossed a line. When
they were informed of the fraudulent nature of the picture they chose to ignore it, choosing activism over accuracy.
They chose emotion over truth.
on Crying Babies, Dying Babies, and Media Deception. Also this week, "TIME magazine featured a picture of a
crying illegal immigrant child on its cover. The child was supposedly separated from her parents; over her looms Donald
Trump, smugly staring down at her." And the cover caption reads, "Welcome to America." What a brute he is!
What a heartless monster! What an evil man! But, as Ben Shapiro notes, "There's only one problem: the cover
is total bull. It's not just total bull because Trump hasn't implemented a newly-developed policy of separating
children from parents — that's an operation of law under the Flores settlement as modified by a 2016 Ninth Circuit
court ruling. It's bull because this particular child wasn't separated from her mother, her mother wasn't fleeing
persecution but did falsely claim asylum, her mother did put the child in danger, and Trump was targeted by the media for
treating this mother and child exactly the same way the Obama administration would have."
Magazine admits screaming migrant girl cover is FAKE news, but says it "captures" a real story, so it doesn't matter. The cover
[of Time magazine] features a crying two-year-old Honduran girl who appears to be looking up at President Donald Trump, who is looking
back down at her dispassionately. The cover comes with the caption: "Welcome to America." The story inside is another
Left-wing hit piece criticizing the Trump administration's practice of separating some migrant children from the lawbreaking adult parent
as it enforces a "zero-tolerance" policy of prosecuting all illegal crossers. But there's a catch regarding the cover photo of the
little girl: She was never separated from a parent. It's a lie. It's the fakest of fake news. It's intentionally
misleading. It's a hoax.
photo, fake news, fake media and the engineering of fake outrage to push an open borders invasion of America.
The now-infamous "family separation" photo [...] taken by John Moore and licensed by Getty Images, has become the emotion-infused
rallying cry for fact-devoid Leftists to demand unlimited open borders that would flood the United States with illegals.
It has now emerged that the photo is "fake" in the sense that the girl wasn't separated from her mother at all.
Young girls cry for a million reasons: They're sleepy, they want more ice cream, they don't like the food, and so on.
But the deceptive left-wing media claimed this girl in particular was crying because she was forcibly separated from her mother
by U.S. Border Patrol. That claim, we now know, is a complete lie. But it fits the convenient narrative of the
insidious Left — which cares nothing about actual facts — and so the photo has been widely circulated on
Fakebook and even used to raise nearly $20 million in donations for pro-open borders front groups.
Magazine Stands by Its Fake Cover, Misleading Story. The Time Magazine story gets more absurd by the day.
It is perhaps the worst example of fakery and yellow journalism yet. Time Magazine is standing by their fake cover
story of a crying 2-year old Honduran girl because it offers the propaganda they are looking for. The cover features a
2-year-old Honduran girl sobbing as she looks up at Trump, with the words "Welcome to America." They pretended the tiny
child was separated from her mother. As it happens, the little girl was crying because she was in the hot desert and it
was 11 at night. The mother abandoned her husband and three children in Honduras where her husband has a good job as a
ship's captain. She took the toddler as insurance to get into the country. It's her second illegal entrance,
making it a felony.
About Detentions: On Family Separation at the Border. Upstanding journalists, their fellow right-minded
pundits, and progressive elected official friends are outraged! According to them, the Trump Administration's
approach to immigration enforcement is cruel, un-American, inhumane, barbaric, and even medically dangerous. [...] The
problem is the facts are at odds with the conventional media interpretation of existing legal precedent, prior administrations'
practices, and even relevant federal statutes. You know, the law. But being wrong on the facts has never
stopped the media and their useful idiots in the commentariat from maligning the Trump Administration unfairly to suit their
agenda. Now they're shrieking about "baby jails." It's insane.
Immigration Officials Cooked the Books and Fooled Congress for Years. A recent Justice Department report on
U.S. immigration courts provides a rare glimpse into the difficulties faced by the Trump administration as it repairs the
damages inflicted on these tribunals over the last 20 years. But give credit to the courts' new executive, James
McHenry. Early on, he identified the need for transparency and has made accurate disclosure of court business one of
his agency's highest priorities. Candor, if not reform, demands no less. It's a good start for an executive
whose predecessors often avoided — and sometimes denied — the truth about the courts' troubling
dynamics. Yet the courts limped along, their annual reports masking a systemic dysfunction never shared with
Congress. While transparency won't cure the dysfunction, it should identify obvious areas for reform — among
them failures to appear in court.
that Hillary, Laura, and Michelle lie. The wives of ex-presidents — women who married into
fame — are [grousing] about immigrant children[.] The facts show 10,000 parents sent their children north
unaccompanied and illegally. Another 2,000 accompanied their children as they tried to cross our border
illegally. The facts also show the husbands of Laura and Michelle enacted and followed this law. Not policy,
law. Hillary supported this law in 2014. In 2002, in the wake of 9/11, a Republican House and a Democratic Senate
established the Department of Homeland Security. I opposed it. I correctly predicted this expansion of government
was redundant and would lead to abuse of our civil rights — without securing our homeland. [...] Presidents are
supposed to obey the law, as shocking as that may be to Laura and Michelle.
Push "Children In Cages" Hoax In Despererate Bid To Sway 2018 Midterms. It started with a tweet depicting illegal
immigrant children sleeping in cages with the headline, "THIS IS HAPPENING NOW!" The picture wasn't from 2018,
though. It was actually taken during the Obama years. That didn't matter. The lie raced around the world,
the Establishment Media pounced, and now Democrats are actually likening U.S. border security policies to Nazi Germany.
It's a complete hoax.
Reasons Why Separating Border Children Is the Only Humane Choice. This so-called "migrant child separation
crisis" is as phony and manufactured as the Russian collusion hoax, a ginned up controversy fabricated by the media to blot
out President Trump's success with North Korea, a booming economy, and to distract from the nuclear fallout that came via the
Inspector General report on our disgraced FBI, including this week's devastating congressional hearings. This narrative
is not only phony, it is also dumb, indecent, and inhumane.
Media Are Lying About Trump Separating Illegal Immigrant Families. Here's The Truth. Over the weekend,
the media went insane over the supposed Trump administration policy of separating illegal immigrant parents from their
children. According to the media, Trump could with one quick fix simply prevent the separation of children from their
parents; according to the media, all Trump has to do is wave his magic wand, and all will be well. This is a lie.
More specifically, it's several lies.
This sounds like incitement to me.
Rep. John Lewis:
'Cannot Be Any Peace in America' Until Child Border Policy Ends. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) told reporters
Wednesday [6/20/2018] there "cannot be any peace in America" until border agents cease the separation of immigrant families.
"It made me so sad," Lewis began. "I cried last night. When I heard those babies crying. Knowing that young
children have been taken from their mothers.
more 'internment camps': Democrats disrupt congressional hearing. U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican
lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as
the outcry grew over his administration's separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Speaks, The Media Lies, And The Artist Of The Deal Makes His Move. The media lies. That's why there are
sites like RedState. If you could simply turn on the television and trust what you heard, we would be
unnecessary. The same goes for much of the supposed news sources online. For examples of this, look no further
than coverage of the border family separation issue. Among the mainstream news organizations, there seems to be no
adherence to any notion of truth; there is only the media against Trump, which is oftentimes the media against truth.
Secretary Nielsen slams 'irresponsible' media, says 'no policy of separating families at the border'. The head
of the Department of Homeland Security bashed the media Sunday for their reporting on the increasingly volatile immigration
controversy, writing in a string of tweets: "We do not have a policy of separating families at the border.
Period." Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen added: "This misreporting by Members, press & advocacy groups must stop.
It is irresponsible and unproductive. As I have said many times before, if you are seeking asylum for your family,
there is no reason to break the law and illegally cross between ports of entry." She noted that no one is "breaking the
law by seeking asylum at a port of entry."
Truths Liberals Will Never Acknowledge About Illegal Immigration. [#5] There are no jobs "Americans won't do."
This is easy to prove because there isn't a single field where illegal immigrants make up the majority of the workers. So there
are more Americans doing all those jobs we supposedly need illegals to do. If every illegal disappeared tomorrow, within a year
or two, wages would rise enough in those professions so that American workers would fill those jobs or alternately, automation would
be used to replace the workers. There may be rich business owners who benefit from having cheap illegal labor, but we don't
"need" illegals for anything.
Not Separate Babies From Adults': DHS Denies Allegation It 'Ripped' Breastfeeding Baby From Mother. Department
of Homeland Security officials on Friday flatly denied a widely reported allegation that border authorities forcibly separated
a breastfeeding baby from her mother while she was awaiting prosecution for entering the country illegally. "We do not
separate babies from adults," a DHS official told reporters during a background briefing. "It's a bright line."
'I Didn't Really Know Enough' About Mistreatment of Undocumented Immigrants During Obama Years. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.)
said Sunday [6/10/2018] that while former President Barack Obama was in office, she was not well enough aware of the mistreatment undocumented immigrants
faced, saying she has since learned more about the issue. CNN's Jake Tapper mentioned to Feinstein a recent viral photo of undocumented children
in a holding cell that was tweeted out by former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D.). The photo was shared by many who attempted to condemn
the Trump administration's actions at the southern U.S. border. The issue with the photo going viral for that reason is it was taken in 2014 while
Obama was in office.
lawless, porn-respecting, MS-13-loving, humorless American left. The Democrats' latest campaign is the allegedly cruel separation of
parents from their children when they enter the country illegally. As Rich Lowry wrote, "their outrage obscures more than it illuminates."
Donald Trump has changed nothing regarding this policy. It is implemented when the border agents do not believe that the child belongs to
the adults claiming him or that said adults are a threat to the child. According to Lowry, the Flores Consent Decree of 1997 says that
"unaccompanied children can be held only 20 days." A ruling by the Ninth Circuit extended this 20-day limit to children who come as
part of family units. So even if we want to hold a family unit together, we are forbidden from doing so. This is yet another
phony scandal with no basis in truth.
we continue to preserve the fictions around 'anchor babies'? My son and his wife went to a Boston hospital last
weekend to induce labor. They were joined in a room by five other couples going through the same process. My son
said one couple was Asian, where the man spoke English and the woman did not. A nurse asked the man for the name of
their pediatrician, and he said they didn't have one and didn't need one if the baby was healthy. The nurse said they
needed one before they left the hospital. My son said the man did not seem very interested in the mother or the
baby. Instead, he was very interested in getting the birth certificate and Social Security card. He said it was
absolutely unacceptable that it would take six weeks to get those items. Does it sound as though these two are
contributing to our economic growth, or does it sound as though they are using us? They didn't have a pediatrician, and
they couldn't afford to wait six weeks for documentation. Does anyone think they had insurance?
Caged kids were Obama's,
not Trump's. First we read, from The New York Times and other sources, that some 1,500 migrant children
had been separated from their parents and were missing. Thus ran the headlines — "The US government lost
track of 1,475 immigrant children." Not true. They came here unaccompanied. They were tracked and as many as
possible were placed in foster homes — a procedure going back to previous administrations. But it got
worse. Pictures of some of these kids being caged in detention centers made all the rounds to offer evidence that Trump
is heartless and cruel. Turns out those images were from 2014 — under the Obama administration.
Bay of Pics: Media
fakery targets Trump with photos of Obama-era child trafficking. Over the Memorial Day weekend, photos of
Central American children at a U.S. holding facility began to appear online. Democrats and their media allies quickly
hailed the pics as the latest exhibit of anti-Trump hysteria. "Look at these photos," Linda Sarsour tweeted.
"Speechless," tweeted Antonio Villaraigosa, former Los Angeles mayor and candidate for governor of California. "This is
not who we are as a nation." [...] Trouble was, the story was from 2014, long before the Trump administration.
Likewise, As Saagar Enjeti noted in the Daily Caller, the detention center photos "stem from a 2014 Arizona Central
story showing migrant children in steel cages. The cages were implemented at the height of the Central American migrant
crisis under the Obama administration."
Torches Democrats in New Midterm Ad: 'MS-13 Killers...They Aren't So Bad'. There are some of us who know how
far left the Democratic Party has become. Some are seeing it right now, while others still in the dark concerning how
radical this party has become. Two weeks ago, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the House Minority Leader, defended MS-13,
saying she was appalled over the president calling them "animals." Then again, the news media decided to peddle fake news,
claiming that President Trump was referring to immigrants as animals. That's not true. Folks, there's video and a
transcript. They were wrong, but decided to peddle this crap anyway because the elite media has Trump Derangement
Syndrome. In fact, it's so systemic that the president now has liberals defending Latino gang members. They're
not animals, they're still human beings is the hill the Left wants to die on — and people wonder why Democrats
can't get into an effective messaging war with this White House.
Children? Detention Cages? Baby Prison Bus? Trump's Critics Will Believe Anything. Over the
long weekend, President Trump's critics were in a sputtering rage over his supposedly losing 1,500 illegal immigrant children,
sticking them in cages, and putting others on specially equipped prison buses. Turns out, it was all 100% bogus.
'Racist America' Meme is Collapsing. The controversy over Trump's "animal" remark was, as we now know, fake
news. The [New York] Times didn't mention until later that his comments were directed at criminal aliens, like
those in MS-13. But because we live in an era in which Trump can never, ever be right, the Left is now defending MS-13
and other criminals without comment from our media watchdogs. Incredibly, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
has defended MS-13 as "God's children" with whom we all share an inviolable "spark of divinity." What would the family of
an unnamed man who was stabbed 100 times, dismembered, beheaded, and had his heart cut out say to that? The killer
was 19-year-old Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, a citizen of El Salvador, illegally residing in the United States.
Director Blasts Democrat, 'Don't Call Us Anti-Immigrant' For Enforcing Your Laws. The acting director of U.S. Immigration
and Customs Enforcement (ICE) slammed Rep. Nanette Barragan (D-CA) on Tuesday [5/22/2018] after she falsely accused the agency of
being "anti-immigrant." During a House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing on Central American migration and border security,
Barragan went on a rant accusing ICE of having an "anti-immigrant" agenda. "Now we love to talk about this issue about the MS-13
gangs, we love to paint immigrants as criminals," Barragan said. "That is not the complete facts and that is very offensive for
me to see continuing to happen, is continuing to message this is anti-immigrant agenda."
Spreads Two New Lies Aimed At Smearing ICE, Trump. Multiple journalists, activists, and former Obama
administration officials spread blatant falsehoods during Memorial Day weekend aimed at smearing Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE) and the Trump administration. The first false claim involved a news report showing photos of children
in detention centers lying on floors that CNN's Hadas Gold, former Obama official Jon Favreau, Shaun King, and Linda Sarsour
all shared and promoted as being recent when, in fact, the photos were from 2014, during the Obama administration.
Libs Pushing The 1,500
Missing Illegal Kids Stat Aren't Telling the Whole Story. Liberals furiously pushed a story over the weekend
that expressed great outrage over the revelation that the U.S. government had "lost track" of nearly 1,500 illegal immigrant
children last month who'd been processed and released to the care of sponsors inside the country. As with most
narratives pushed by the liberal media these days, parts of it were flat out wrong, it was conflated with other similar but
non-related stories and the whole context of the "missing kids" story wasn't shared, even as it was highly relevant.
The Washington Post was one of the many outlets that helped spark the outrage, even as it offered up a semblance of
explanation on Sunday to walk back portions of the narrative that had gone off the rails.
Feds Lose 1,475 Migrant Children? That's what you would conclude from this USA Today opinion piece
headlined, "The feds lost — yes, lost — 1,475 migrant children." It's a piece that's a pretty good
example of how "fake news" works — there's some factual basis for the claim, but it's exaggerated or misunderstood,
and then fed into the maw of the perpetual outrage cycle, in this case about the alleged extreme carelessness and heartlessness
of the Trump administration toward migrant children. Some background: As we all know, in recent years there has been
a flood of "unaccompanied children" (UAC) showing up at the border. The U.S. government attempts to unite UAC with a
parent or close relative in the U.S. The HHS program to do this is longstanding and long pre-dated the Trump
administration. Given the size of the migrant flow, the scale of this task is enormous.
Lowry DISMANTLES fake news narrative that feds 'LOST' 1,475 migrant minors. So there's a narrative going around
based on a report from USA Today. It's that the feds LOST 1,475 kids that had been scooped up at the border when they
inhumanely TOOK THEM AWAY FROM THEIR PARENTS. They just *poof* disappeared!!!
important FACTS completely missing from the immigration debate. If you didn't know anything about our immigration
system — an accurate description of our political class — you'd think that we take in few immigrants from
the Third World or from anywhere outside Europe and that our "racist president" wants to stamp out the last vestiges of the few
brave and unique immigrants coming from subpar conditions, yearning for freedom and American values. This distortion could
not be farther from the truth.
Lies And Slanders Are A Slippery Slope To Trouble. [Scroll down] It's a bad faith strawman strategy, and
it often manifests itself in the New Obtuseness, the stubborn insistence that what someone just said is something entirely
different than what he actually said. It's basically fancy lying. The New Obtuseness was in full effect recently
when Trump called MS-13 dirtbags "animals." Despite the video of him discussing these evil gangbanging scum, the liberals and
their media windowlickers insisted that he was calling all illegal aliens "animals." And they knew it wasn't true —
they just lied, knowingly and intentionally. They do it all the time. We, presumably, are supposed to disbelieve
our own lying eyes and ears.
of a Smear: How the Media Created a Malicious Lie About Trump's 'Animals' Comment. On Wednesday afternoon
[5/16/2018], President Donald Trump hosted a "California sanctuary state roundtable" discussion at the White House.
Infamously, he referred to violent MS-13 gang members as "animals." Americans wouldn't get that impression from reading
Thursday's headlines, however. "Trump Calls Some Unauthorized Immigrants 'Animals' in Rant," screamed The New York
Times's Julie Hirschfeld Davis. Her article referenced MS-13 only once, buried as an aside in the third paragraph:
"He exhorted his administration to 'do much better' in keeping out undesirable people, including members of transnational gangs
like MS-13." USA TODAY ran with the headline "Trump ramps up rhetoric on undocumented immigrants: 'These aren't
people. These are animals.'" To their credit, Gregory Corte and Alan Gomez included a bit more context than The
New York Times did. Even so, MS-13 did not come up until the fourth paragraph, and the opening sentence suggested that
the president was "calling undocumented immigrants 'animals.'"
and the media lost the argument on immigration, so now they're lying. President Trump has repeatedly proven
himself unbeatable on immigration, but why should that stop Democrats and the national media from trying again?
Democratic lawmakers and news reports this week wrongly accused Trump of having described immigrants in general as "animals"
when he had actually been referring to violent members of gangs like MS-13.
The Obama Legacy
Deserves To Be Destroyed. In 2012, Obama told the nation that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which
by any standard was a stand-in for legislation, was merely "a temporary stopgap measure." By the time Trump overturned
it, the measure represented "who we are as a people." That's because by "temporary" Obama always meant "until Democrats
can make it permanent through the courts or electoral victories."
'Trump Administration's Spiteful and Subjective Immigration Policies Casting a Cloud of Fear'. House Minority
Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) accused the Trump Administration on Friday of launching a "cowardly assault on 57,000
Hondurans" by cancelling their Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which was based on the damage done to their country by a
hurricane that struck 19 years ago and allowed them to stay in the United States while their country was overcoming that
damage. "The Trump Administration's spiteful and subjective immigration policies are casting a cloud of fear and
uncertainty over American communities," Pelosi said. "If the Administration refuses to rescind this decision,
Republicans in Congress have a moral responsibility to step in and ensure permanent protection for these hard-working,
The Editor says...
Yeah, that's the problem, Nancy. If they are "patriotic Hondurans," they are loyal to Honduras.
They're only coming here to siphon money out of this country and send it back to Honduras.
Rivera scoffs 'immigrant crisis' as 'manufactured'. Geraldo Rivera, in a Fox News interview about the migrants
moving north from Central America and about the rape statistics of women who cross the border illegally, called the situation
"manufactured" and characterized it as hardly a crisis. That, despite 2014 media reports from even left-leaning rags
that show mass numbers of females are raped while crossing into the United States.
Pelosi slams Trump for 'wasting resources on pointlessly sending troops' to border. House Minority Leader Nancy
Pelosi ripped President Trump on Twitter Thursday for "pointlessly" sending troops to the border instead of working with
Democrats on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The California Democrat wrote: "@realDonaldTrump is
using every cynical political trick in the book to ignite anti-immigrant fervor. Needlessly militarizing our southern
border won't make Americans more safe — it's just another political calculation.
CNN Runs Story Comparing
ICE Agents To Nazis. The full article tells the story of a Jewish woman who is hiding a Catholic, Latino family
from deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "For the woman, the link from the present to the history of
World War II is strong," the authors write, noting that Jewish people also feared being kicked out of their homes during the
Holocaust. The article apparently does not feel the need to point out the key differences between Jewish people during
the Holocaust and illegal immigrants in the U.S. — chiefly that Jewish people were being exterminated by their own
government. A number of people lashed out at CNN for the offensive comparison.
Claim California Fruit Will Die on the Vine After ICE Raids. California unions claim that the Immigration and
Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration raids across Northern California will destroy farmers by causing fruit to "die on the
vine." President of the United Farm Workers of America Arturo Rodriguez has complained that last week's ICE raids in
Northern California, which led to widespread panic, is a threat to California's agricultural industry. His concerns
were echoed by President of the Western Growers Association, Tom Nassif, who told Bloomberg that 75 percent of California's
2 million farm workers are undocumented (illegal) aliens.
Slams ICE for Arresting 'Hard-Working, Law-Abiding,' 'Patriotic' Illegal Aliens. House Minority Leader Nancy
Pelosi today attacked the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency for arresting more than 150 illegal aliens in Northern
California whom Pelosi described as "hard-working, law-abiding" and "patriotic." San Francisco, where Pelosi's
congressional district is located, is a "sanctuary city" that will not cooperate with the federal government in the
enforcement of U.S. immigration laws. "Since Sunday, ICE deportation officers have arrested more than 150 individuals
who are in violation of federal U.S. immigration laws, working on leads developed by the local field office in conjunction
with the National Criminal Analysis and Targeting Center (NCATC)," ICE said in a statement released Tuesday [2/27/2018].
How Identity Politics
Is Made to Destroy Us. In January, when negotiations over the fate of 800,000 DACA recipients broke down, House
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blamed the impasse on the alleged racism of President Trump and his senior advisers.
"Last night the president put forth a plan," Pelosi told the U.S. Conference of Mayors. "Let me just say what I said last
night, that plan is a campaign to make America white again." This was not only an obvious lie, but a spectacularly brazen
one, since Trump's announced plan would provide a path to citizenship not only for the illegal aliens who had benefited from
President Obama's constitutionally suspect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, all of whom are nonwhite, but for
a million additional illegals, mainly from Latin America, who are also mainly nonwhite.
W. Bush Praises Cheap Labor Immigration: 'We Ought to Say Thank You and Welcome Them'. Former President George W. Bush
praised the inflow of illegal and legal immigrants to the United States, saying Americans should "say 'Thank you'" to migrants and "welcome
them." Addressing a summit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Bush criticized President Trump's decision to end the President
Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which gave temporary amnesty to nearly 800,000 illegal aliens.
"America's their home," Bush said, according to the Associated Press. "They've got to get it fixed."
The Editor says...
Astonishing. Bush 43 says America is the illegal aliens' home — presumably even if they just
got here. We should thank them for voting Democrat, driving drunk and signing up for food stamps.
Antonio Sabato Jr. Crushes 'The View' Hosts With Immigration Facts. On Thursday [2/8/2018], actor and model Antonio
Sabato Jr. crushed the women of "The View" with facts about immigration and the proposed Southern border wall. Sabato is a legal
immigrant to the U.S. and is currently seeking political office in California. He "came out" as conservative at the Republican
National Convention in 2016, an appearance for which Sabato claims he was blacklisted by Hollywood. "The View" co-hosts assumed
they had a "gotcha" moment on their hands, since Sabato is both an immigrant and pro-border security; these two things can't exists [sic]
in harmony, according to the Left.
Backs Trump, Not Democrats, On Immigration: IBD/TIPP Poll. In his State of the Union speech, President
Trump said he was willing to make a deal with Democrats. He'd create a path to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal
aliens who came to the country as children, in exchange for funding for a border wall and a shift toward a skills-based
immigration policy. Democrats flat-out rejected Trump's overture, with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calling it
"an act of staggering cowardice which attempts to hold the Dreamers hostage to a hateful anti-immigrant scheme."
Law School Grad Cory Booker is an Ignoramus on Citizenship Rights. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker seems to
spend every waking moment either admiring his Presidential look in a mirror, or trying to move left of any of his opponents
for the 2020 nomination. After the State of the Union Address Tuesday, he demonstrated a profound ignorance of the
Constitution. [...] What rights to citizenship do ten million illegal immigrants possess — whether in the dreamer
category, or any other — their parents, those who overstayed visas, whatever the explanation. The answer is
they have no rights to citizenship, now or in the future, unless the Congress passes a law and the President signs it to extend
an amnesty to allow these people to establish a legal status in the country, and at some point, a path to citizenship.
Pelosi's SOTU Response: DACA Illegal Aliens 'Are Americans Too'. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
responded to President Trump's "State of the Union" (SOTU) address by claiming that the roughly 3.5 million illegal aliens
who are enrolled and eligible for the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program "are
Americans too." During his SOTU address, Trump assailed open borders and the violent, El Salvadorian MS-13 gang, which
has ravaged American communities and prospered due to rapid illegal immigration, calling on the federal government to protect
the interests and safety of American citizens.
rules illegals have constitutional right to 'say goodbye' to family. Illegal immigrants snared by deportation officers have
"the freedom to say goodbye" to their families, a federal judge in New York ruled Monday [1/29/2018], ordering the government to release
a prominent activist to his family. Judge Katherine B. Forrest, whom President Barack Obama appointed to the bench, said the
government was following the law when it picked up Ravidath Lawrence Ragbir, the illegal immigrant. But she said "larger,
more fundamental" rights were at stake.
The Editor says...
What part of the Constitution gives Constitutional rights to illegal aliens, based only on their (illegal) presence in the U.S.?
Lucrative Business of Fending Off Migrants. Pitou remembers someone yelling, "Go, go!" Three hundred young men,
including him, began sprinting toward the fence. The first barrier was short. The second was three times
taller. Pitou was exhausted by the time he got to the top. The barbed wire tore through his clothes, and his
skin. Next thing he remembers, he was lying on the ground, police surrounding him. And the Red Cross. They
pulled him into an ambulance. Outside, he could hear his friends screaming in celebration: They had reached
Europe. Last August, Pitou successfully crossed the border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of
Ceuta. The 6-meter barrier, covered in barbed wire and video cameras, is the last obstacle for thousands of African
migrants like him trying to reach Europe each year. But where some see a challenge, others see a business opportunity.
The Editor says...
The article above serves as an example of a "news" story that reeks with bias: Muslim invaders portrayed as migrants;
Opportunists portrayed as peaceful victims; The wall as a weapon; Trespassing as a virtue; Capitalists as greedy villains.
And that's just in the small excerpt above!
Nullification To Destroy Federalism. [Scroll down] In other words, the so-called "Dreamers," who are here
illegally are being defended along with other illegals who, in addition to being illegals, are also criminals. And this
is all under the name of diversity. Trump is being characterized as a pathological xenophobe. This enforcement is
presumably motivated by his hate and the hate of his supporters for non-white peoples, especially Hispanics. And this
pervasive and obsessive anti-Latino tendency is reinforced by an additional dimension of his mindset, and that of his
Christian, conservative, dumb, working-class mindsets, by Islamophobia. [...] This rejection is always appended with the
suffix "phobia." Phobias are fears, but not merely fears. They are irrational fears.
Euphemisms Frames Immigration Issue Trump's Way. Issue framing is especially important on immigration.
It's an issue on which small percentages of voters on different sides have very strong views and on which the large majority
of voters with less interest have conflicting views. Euphemism has been the weapon of the liberals on this. You
can't say illegal immigrants; you have to say undocumented immigrants. You can't say amnesty; you have to say a path to
citizenship. You have to say that for immigration legislation to be considered comprehensive, it must provide a path to
citizenship for the bulk of the estimated 11 million immigrants who are here illegally. You have to say that more
restrictive plans are hard-line, presumably implying they are undesirable.
Democratic hand on immigration. Ah, the Art of The Donald. Kick back and enjoy the ride. "Trump
plan to offer citizenship to 1.8 million undocumented immigrants," the BBC reported. How did the illegal aliens
react? "Let's call this proposal for what it is: a white supremacist ransom note. Our fear, our pain, and our
lives must not be used to shackle our parents and ban those seeking refuge; we must not be used to tear apart the moral
fabric of this country," the group United We Dream said in a statement.
lying about McConnell to help save face for Chuck Schumer. Chuck Schumer has a huge problem, and his friends in
the mainstream media are pitching in to help — with lies. Now that he has caved in on the Schumer Shutdown,
the radicals who dominate his party are angry and demanding protection for the DACA illegal aliens, and Schumer has promised
to oppose funding the border wall that he had earlier discussed supporting in return for action in DACA. But instead of
reporting on the disarray among the Democrats, the narrative just has to be that the evil Republicans engaged in perfidy.
Durbin Claims Amnesty Is 'Civil Rights Issue of Our Time'. Democratic Senators believe amnesty for millions of
illegal immigrants is the "civil rights issue of our time," declared Sen. Dick Durbin, just before he voted January 22
to end the 2018 budget filibuster. Durbin's promotion of illegal immigrants above African-Americans and other Americans
spotlights the party's decision that Americans' deficits in wealth, job opportunities, and education are subordinate to the
party's strategy of allying with business to import foreign voters via the nation's mass-immigration laws.
7 Factors Turning America From a Great Nation Into an Also-Ran. [#3] Immigration: Because of the Immigration and Nationality Act
of 1965, there is no comparison between how much immigration may have helped America in the past versus how much it helps us now. Furthermore,
our unwillingness to secure our borders has created a lot of problems with illegal immigrants. Currently 57% of families headed by a legal or
illegal immigrant are receiving some form of welfare. It doesn't help America at all to bring people here who are uneducated, work menial
jobs and don't pay income taxes, who don't assimilate or who end up on some form of welfare. [...] Contrary to what you often hear, our current
immigration system is making America WEAKER, not STRONGER.
Gutierrez: Shutdown Really About 'First Racist President' Wanting to End Legal Immigration.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) claimed on Friday evening that the government shutdown is about the "first racist president
of the United States of America" wanting to end legal immigration. In a fiery speech at a MoveOn rally outside the
Capitol on Friday evening, Gutierrez accused President Donald Trump of exposing himself as a racist with his "shithole"
countries remarks. And though Trump reportedly made those remarks in regards to the visa lottery system and said he
would welcome more immigrants from Asian countries, Gutierrez said the government shutdown was not about Trump's border wall
but about "ending legal immigration in America."
School's Anti-Border Wall Posters Describe Police as Predators. [W]hy would teachers at an elementary school
expose children to a self-proclaimed "international network of aspiring revolutionaries?" A spokesperson for the local
school district told the Todd Starnes Radio Show they were not aware the posters originated from an organization with anarchist
leanings. The spokesperson also refuted the National Public Radio station's report that the posters included the
organization's website. "There was no website link on the posters at the school," the spokesperson said. "It
appears that a related or original poster design included a link to a website at the bottom of the poster, but that was not
included on the posters at the school." Over winter break, construction workers noticed the propaganda posters and tore
them off the walls — prompting outrage from the school district as well as local residents.
Lied and Argued Against Executive Amnesty, Then Lied and Said DACA Only Temporary, Now Lies and Calls Trump Racist for
Scrapping DACA! You just couldn't trust a word Obama said! Lying was his way of life. [...] Obama never
intended that his illegal amnesty for 'dreamers' referred to as DACA to be short term. Then after the Democrats lost
the election, President Trump announced an end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to illegal immigrants who
arrived in this country illegally with their lawbreaking parents or guardians.
to Repeal the Disastrous 1965 Immigration Act. If someone sells you on something with false advertising and it
does the exact opposite of what was promised, are you not entitled to return the product and get a refund? In fact, if
the product caused you harm, should you not in addition be compensated for damages? Consider that when Senator Ted
Kennedy (D-Mass.) was pushing the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 (S.500) on the Senate floor, he said, "First,
our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually." Actually, he was right. We now absorb more
than a million immigrants annually. Kennedy next stated, "Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration
remains substantially the same." The average yearly number of immigrants prior to '65 was 250,000. Even with Common
Core math, that's still less than one million-plus.
Durbin Advocated for Ending 'Chain Migration' in 2010, a Term He Now Says is Racist. In 2010, Sen. Dick
Durbin (D-IL) advocated on the Senate floor for ending the process known as "chain migration," whereby newly naturalized
citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S., a term that he now claims insinuates racism.
While asking Congress to pass the expansive and failed "DREAM Act" amnesty, which would start by legalizing millions of
illegal aliens, Durbin touted the fact that the legislation at the time would have ended chain migration, preventing newly
amnestied illegal aliens from bringing their extended family members to the U.S.
Memo: DACA Recipients Are 'Critical' to Democrats' 'Future Electoral Success'. Not only do these illegal
aliens cost the American taxpayers billions of dollars, they are incredibly dangerous as well. Just like the Syrian
'refugees', we don't know who they really are. The median age of a DACA recipient is 23 years old. They are not
hopeless babies and toddlers like the media would like you to believe. Many DREAMers are of voting age and will vote
Reasons Why Democrats' DACA Amnesty 'Deadline' Does Not Exist. Establishment advocates are insisting that January 19 is
the drop-dead deadline for a DACA or Dreamer amnesty, just two weeks after the advocates insisted that December 22 was the drop-dead
deadline. The January deadline claim is based on the advocates' claim that agency officials need a few weeks planning time to prepare
and launch the amnesty by March 5 when the two-year work-permits invented by President Barack Obama will start expiring at a more rapid
pace. GOP leaders, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, have described March as a deadline, even though hundreds of thousand of work-permits
will remain valid after that date.
Debunking 'Dreamers'. The most successful
propaganda campaign ever waged by progressives can be reduced to a single word: dreamers. It is a propaganda campaign
so successful that even conservative news entities use the word to describe a subset of illegal aliens brought here by their
law-breaking parents. Illegal aliens whose expectations of amnesty have become demands, abetted by immigration activists
and their Democrat allies, and enabled by an unconstitutional executive order by Barack Obama. It is a term designed to
elicit equal measures of compassion — and far more critically, guilt — from otherwise sensible Americans
appalled by the wholesale lawbreaking represented by millions of illegals residing in America for decades.
The Politics of Meaningless
Words. In the United States, we don't declare the existence of any human being illegal. However, we do
declare many things human beings do illegal. And among the many things human beings do, entering the United States of
America without permission from our government to do so is illegal. This makes you in legal terms an Illegal Alien
(i.e. foreigner) and makes your immigration illegal, causing you to be an illegal immigrant. No one ever —
that I know of — says you're an illegal human. They say you are an illegal immigrant.
Farmers Don't Depend on Illegal Immigration. Liberals frame the debate over illegal immigration as a dilemma:
either America grants amnesty to aliens or the economy will collapse. Some even imply that Americans will starve to
death because of higher food prices — who will pick America's fruits and veggies if not illegals? Bruce
Goldstein, president of a nonprofit called Farmworker Justice, boldly claims that if we were to deport all illegal aliens,
"our agricultural system would collapse." Collapse. This is nonsense. American agriculture will not
collapse without illegal labor. Why? Because there are plenty of technological solutions and American workers
available to pick up the slack. It is time to put this myth to bed.
DACA Is Not What the
Democrats Say It Is. Democrats portray the DACA program as only benefitting those who were a few years old when
they came to the U.S. illegally, leaving them unable to speak their native language and ignorant of their countries' cultural
norms. Therefore, the reasoning goes, it would be a hardship to return them to the countries where they were
born. Obama himself gave this rationale when he said DACA beneficiaries were "brought to this country by their parents"
as infants and face "deportation to a country that [they] know nothing about, with a language" they don't even speak.
While this may be true of a small portion of the DACA population, it certainly is not true of all of the aliens who received
administrative amnesty. In fact, illegal aliens were eligible as long as they came to the U.S. before their 16th
birthday and were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012.
Don't Call It "Chain
Migration"! As part of the ongoing negotiations on what to do with 700,000 illegal immigrants who've been
protected by Obama's executive amnesty ("DACA"), the Trump White House is pushing to end so-called "chain migration."
That's the ability of legalized immigrants to bring in, not just their immediate families but their brothers and the families
of their married children — who then get to bring in their extended families, who then get to start the process
all over again, until entire villages have moved here.
Illegal Aliens At Courthouses Undermines Democracy Or Something. The New York Times gives César
Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, a tenured associate professor of law at the University of Denver, who is big
into protecting people who are unlawfully present in the United States, a platform to fear-monger. [...] Personally, I'm more
concerned with safeguarding our law enforcement folks over the feelings of illegal aliens. There is a much lower chance
that an illegal will be armed at a courthouse, versus getting them out in the streets, their homes, where they work, etc.
things to know about 'Dreamers'. New data released by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services challenges much
of the narrative offered by advocates of open borders and immigration. In the debate over the Obama administration's
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), there is a particular set of narratives that advocates for the policy have
used to advance their agenda. DACA beneficiaries currently number about 800,000. At least a quarter of them, 222,000,
live in California. Of the DACA beneficiaries, a.k.a. Dreamers, about 79 percent came from Mexico, according to
figures published in September by the New York Times, citing pro-immigration think-tanks. A September 15 article that
appeared in The New York Times, asserted that the median age for Dreamers' illegal entry into the United States was six years.
The article also asserted that Dreamers also have skills needed in the modern work force. Data recently released by the
federal government appears to differ.
shocking immigration trends ignored by the political class. If you walk the halls of D.C. think tanks and Swamp
organizations, you might think we have a crisis of not enough immigrants. They always extol the virtues of more
immigration without any consideration of the costs or whether these immigrants are assimilating into our culture or trying to
take it over. The Center for Immigration Studies released a new report this week on immigration trends that blows
sky-high all the myths perpetuated by the open-borders political establishment. It demonstrates that we are in
uncharted waters and that the current trajectory will immutably transform America into something unrecognizable.
ignorantly exploits Selena as an emblem for illegals. Selena was far more American than she is given credit for
by Google. Her first language was English, and she didn't even learn Spanish (probably incompletely at that) until she
began singing and generating hits in Spanish, her music first catching on to fans in Mexico. So it was Selena
transcending boundaries, all right — by bringing her American Tex-Mex or Tejano sound south of the border.
Pelosi Thanks Illegal Immigrants for Breaking the Law. Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi thanked 'Dreamer' parents for
breaking US law and bringing their children into the nation illegally on Wednesday, saying the nation "owes a debt" to the undocumented
families. The California Congresswoman expressed her gratitude during a televised town hall event on CNN, where she was asked whether
President Trump or Congress was ready to move ahead on permanent DACA legislation. "Our Dreamers, they make America dream again.
They're so lovely. And frankly, we owe a debt to your parents for bringing you here," said Pelosi. "You're such a brilliant
part of our future, a constant reinvigoration of America, that's what newcomers are." [Video clip]
Dreamers' parents 'did a great thing' in sneaking them into U.S.. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said
Wednesday that illegal immigrant parents who brought their children to the U.S. in defiance of the law "did a great thing,"
giving the country an infusion of successful young people. Mrs. Pelosi's comments strike a dissonant note from
many analysts, who while saying the Dreamers are sympathetic since they had no say in the decision, say the parents do
deserve blame for creating the problem.
buy into all of that rosy PR about DACA. Who wants to deport "Dreamers"? Not many people, it turns out.
Even veteran immigration restrictionists seem willing to legalize this subset of immigrants in the country illegally if it is
part of a package deal. That's true even though a lot of what's said about the DACA recipients is PR-style hooey.
For example, it's often said — indeed, former President Barack Obama just recently said — that the
approximately 800,000 of them were "brought to this country by their parents." Well, many were. But that's not
required to qualify as a protected Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program recipient under the various plans, including
Obama's. You just have to have entered the country illegally before age 16. You could have decided to sneak in
against your parents' wishes. You're still a "Dreamer!"
Is Not Compassion. There is probably not an adult in America who hasn't experienced having someone cut in
line. It's exasperating not only because it's fundamentally unfair, but because it's highly disrespectful of those
already waiting. More confrontational personalities will tell the person to go to the end of the line. Others
will say nothing. Nobody likes it. Would it make you feel any better if the line breaker walked his cute
teen-aged daughter to the front of the line and inserted her after you've been waiting an hour? It would be a deft
move, intended to disarm you, but it would still be wrong. You might be less inclined to get aggressive with the young
girl, but you still would not like it. That, in a nutshell, is DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood
Arrivals. It is adult illegal immigrants using their children to cut in line. T
DACA Illegals Needed Because Blacks, Latinos Can't Do the Jobs. Reporter Tracy Jan headlined her article "The
Truth" as she argued that lower-skilled Americans cannot do the jobs filled by DACA illegals. [...] To decorate her claim,
she quoted Douglas Holtz-Eakin. [...] A few details about Holtz-Eakin. His American Action Forum was created by GOP
donor Fred Malek. In turn, Malek gets his wealth from extensive investments in hotels, which gain greatly from a large
scale supply of immigrant workers and immigrant customers.
about DACA. To hear the media tell it, all 844,931 people within the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
program are paragons of virtue we Americans should be throwing ourselves at the knees of in gratitude for them coming to
stay. In reality, DACA is a shabby little temporary amnesty program that rewards underachievers and permits quite a few
criminals to avail themselves of its benefits. The Daily Caller reports that 2,139 DACA recipients have lost their
status due to criminal activity. Those are the ones who've been caught.
Is No Such Thing As a 'Deserving DREAMer'. Over and over again, from the mouths of politicians in both parties,
identity politics purveyors and cheap labor lobbyists, we hear the same refrains about President Obama's 800,000 amnestied
illegal alien youths: "They don't deserve to be punished." "They deserve protection." "They deserve the
American dream." Deserve, deserve, deserve. Over and over again, in countless cookie-cutter op-ed pieces published
over the past month, so-called DREAMers have vociferously lamented President Donald Trump's push to eventually undo their
unconstitutional five-year reprieves from deportation plus coveted work permits.
Upholds The Constitution By Dumping DACA, And Critics Freak Out. Obama enacted DACA in June 2012 after Congress
failed to pass immigration reforms he wanted. Obama said that in the face of congressional inaction, he was going to
reshape the country's immigration policy all on his own, or has he put it, take "steps to lift the shadow of deportation from
these young people." But even Obama described DACA as a "temporary, stopgap measure." Well, within five years more
than 800,000 illegals had been effectively granted amnesty under the program, and the "temporary" part of it had long been
forgotten. Obama also didn't seem to care if his move was constitutional or not.
Shameless, Hypocritical DACA Lies. Obama can't stop lying. It's some sort of disease. But it helps
that the media never calls him out on it. The President sets deportation priorities. If Obama hadn't wanted
children of illegal aliens deported, all he had to do was say the word. Instead he created an infrastructure for
partially legalizing them. He did so illegally. And, just as with ObamaCare, unsustainably. But he was
gambling that Republicans wouldn't have the guts to take away what he had illegally given. An
Miller is right: Lazarus' immigration poem is not US law. There's been some argument over who came out
ahead in the picturesque set-to between White House staffer Stephen Miller and CNN reporter Jim Acosta over the White House
support of the immigration bill sponsored by Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue. On one point at least it seems to me
that Miller had the best of it when he charged that Acosta was being "ahistorical." Acosta kept reading and reciting the
Emma Lazarus poem written before the Statue of Liberty was erected in 1886 but not inscribed at its base until 1903:
"Give us your tired, your poor," etc. His plain implication was that the United States had an open immigration policy
back in the years before World War I.
Says We Can't Increase Immigration Enforcement Because No One Will Pick Our Fruit. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein warned
that President Donald Trump's immigration plan would severely cripple the agriculture industry in a Wednesday evening [8/2/2017] interview.
"We're the largest agricultural producer in America[.] It's a $50 billion industry. We employ tens of thousands of agricultural
workers," The Democratic senator said on CNN. "They are among a class that this would be prohibited. It would cripple agriculture if
they didn't have the people coming in to do this work[.]"
Paso Times Blames U.S. Government For Illegal Alien Deaths. Apparently, because we have an actual border with
Mexico, and attempt to protect it, and stop people coming across it illegally, the U.S. is to blame, along with Mexico
Illegalophilia and Islamophilia.
When Nabra Hassanen was killed by Darwin Martinez Torres, the media rushed to blame Islamophobia and Trump. The truth was simpler. It was the
left's own Illegalophilia that killed the Muslim teenager. [...] The murder happened in Fairfax County. Earlier this year, Fairfax County Chief of
Police Ed Roessler had assured illegal aliens that they had nothing to worry about. The police were not going to do anything about them until they killed
someone. "We're not targeting someone on the street that we may or may not know is here unlawfully," Deputy County Executive David Rohrer soothed.
the Media Wants to Win Back Public Trust, It Can Start Reporting Truthfully on Immigration. [Scroll down] A large reason there is
such a gulf between what happens and what journalists report is that many journalists see themselves as "protectors of the truth," as illustrated by
NBC News host Chuck Todd. The truth is their truth, stemming from an ideology that does not permit any contradictions or contrasting points of
view to get a fair hearing. While some Americans may turn to media figures for affirmation of beliefs already deeply held, I wager most Americans
don't turn to Chuck Todd, or any other media figure for "the truth." Instead, they want reporters to accurately report facts, such as what the director
of ICE actually said about immigration law enforcement. Instead, what we see from too many reporters is the insertion of their own deeply held
beliefs in place of facts on the ground. When a reporter refers to an illegal alien as an "undocumented immigrant" this is an attempt to deny the
criminal act of illegal immigration.
Immigration to the U.S. an Entitlement? For the past six months, the debate about immigration has centered on the campaign to derail
President Trump's temporary travel ban. But now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it to go forward, at least in part, the discussion has
started to shift. Critics are backing away from the contention that it's biased to impose greater scrutiny on immigrants or refugees from countries
where terrorism is rampant. The new arguments, stripped of their anti-Trump resistance rhetoric, are not so much about whether the administration is
prejudiced against Muslims but whether people living in foreign countries have a right to come to the United States regardless of any other consideration.
The notion that entry to the United States is not a privilege granted by the government but an entitlement is the underlying premise of two New York Times
articles published the day after the Supreme Court ruling.
Obama-Appointed BLM Activist Blames White
People For Illegal Alien Murdering Muslim Girl. Leftists initially blamed Trump supporters and Islamophobes for
the murder of 17-year-old Muslim teenager Nabra Hassanen, who was killed early in the morning on Sunday [6/18/2017] in
Virginia. After police said the murder was not a hate crime, but was instead related to road rage and the suspect
arrested for the crime was a 22-year-old illegal immigrant from El Salvador named Darwin Martinez Torres, their "Islamophobic
Trump supporter" narrative was shattered.
Muslim girl a victim of illegal alien's road rage, not hate crime. A young illegal alien is accused of brutally
murdering a Muslim teenager in Fairfax County, Virginia near a mosque. Darwin Martinez Torres, a 22 of El Salvador,
is responsible for the beating death of 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen, according to police, NBC Washington reported.
Blamed White Supremacy For Muslim Teen Murdered By Illegal Immigrant From El Salvador. Liberals on Twitter are
blaming white supremacy and Donald Trump for the murder of a Muslim teen, despite the fact that the suspected murderer is an
illegal immigrant from El Salvador.
everything a moral issue. Immigration is not a moral issue. America controls America's borders.
Ellis Island was not an open arms invitation to the world, because it was a way station where we screened the people we did
not want. Anarchists, criminals, and other burdens on society were sent back where they came from. There is no
moral right to come to America as a visitor or as an immigrant.
Second Secession & America's New Civil War. [Scroll down] Mexico is composed of two main ethnic groups: the descendants of the Spanish
conquistadors who enslaved and slaughtered the indigenous Indians, and the descendants of the Indians. In other words, actual oppressors and
actual oppressed. When members of these two groups cross into the United States, however, they both become "people of color," therefore oppressed;
therefore, deserving of special sensitivities, special allowances, special privileges — all without regard to their individual histories and
merits. That is why criminal migrants from Mexico, who are here illegally, can commit felonies against Americans, including rape and murder,
and become a cause for progressives and Democrats, who create "sanctuary cities" and policies to protect them. Because they are people of color
and allegedly oppressed.
Hall Spreads ICE Fears First, Gets Facts Later. When word came to City Hall on Thursday [5/11/2017], it appeared to confirm
the administration's worst fears: federal immigration agents had been to an elementary school in Queens to inquire about a fourth-grade
student. New York City officials sought an explanation on Friday from the Department of Homeland Security, and when they did not
immediately hear back, they grew wary. And impatient. [...] But ICE wasn't even there.
nail in the coffin for the 'Jobs Americans Won't Do' myth. [Scroll down] Of course, the majority of
workers in all U.S. industries are born in the United States, so Politico surely exaggerates when it implies that
businesses aren't already hiring domestically. Nevertheless, this is further evidence that the rise of guest workers
programs has damaged the domestic recruitment pipeline.
tell Jeff Sessions: We are not 'sanctuary cities'. A handful of mayors told Attorney General Jeff
Sessions Tuesday what they told Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly last month: that they are not breaking federal law by
imposing "sanctuary" policies aimed at protecting illegal immigrants. Mayor Jorge Elorza of Providence told reporters
after an hour-long meeting at the Department of Justice that Sessions told them a sanctuary city would be defined as one that
violates federal statute 8 U.S.C. 1373. He said if that is the definition, "then there are no sanctuary cities"
in the United States.
Today Caught Lying About "First Protected Dreamer Deported". If you read the USA Today report of Juan Manuel
Montes being deported you might believe their headline: "First Protected Dreamer Deported Under Trump": [...] However,
the U.S. Border Patrol presents an entire divergent set of facts to the Daily Caller.
says Dreamer deportation valid; caught hopping border fence. There's been a lot of confusion and argument over
the deportation of Juan Manuel Montes, a 23-year-old Mexican-born man who entered the United States illegally as a child but
received legal protection under President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
lost DACA status when he illegally tried to reenter country, feds say. According to U.S. officials, Juan Manuel
Montes-Bojoquez had twice been approved for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, which provided the 23 year
old a permit to work or attend school here legally. Montes worked in California as a farmworker but hoped to attend community
college to become a welder. As a condition of that permit, however, Montes was required to stay in the U.S. or seek approval
to leave. Officials say Montes violated those terms when he returned to his native Mexico then tried to sneak back into the
U.S. on February 19 by scaling a fence in Calexico, a small town east of San Diego.
Blasio: Being A Sanctuary City Means Less Terrorism. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday
[3/27/2017] that New Yorkers will be at risk of terror if Attorney General Jeff Sessions follows through on cutting federal
law enforcement grants to sanctuary cities. Sessions appeared at the White House to say that jurisdictions that ignore
immigration detainers will lose Department of Justice grants, which total $4.1 billion for the upcoming fiscal year.
With Democrats Is Now Considered Un-American. Sen. Charles Schumer can barely get through an interview
without calling one Trump policy or another un-American. When he heard that the administration was considering using
100,000 National Guard troops to round up illegal immigrants, he called it "one of the most un-American things that would
happen in the last century." (It turns out that such a plan was never under consideration.) When Trump signed an
executive order suspending visa applications from terror-prone countries, Schumer called it un-American. When Trump
revised that order, Schumer said "it is still un-American."
illegal immigrant advocates demonize Trump and terrify people. The New York Times describes 11 million
people — those who are living in the country illegally — as sleepless with anxiety, waiting for the
"fists pounding on the door, the agents in black, the van ride, the cell." Who has thrown such fear into this
community? How about the Left, aided and abetted by the liberal media, which has purposefully distorted President
Trump's immigration policies, characterizing them erroneously as a radical departure from past practices? In a feverish
blast to donors sent out yesterday [2/22/2017], the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee claims that "Donald Trump plans
to add thousands of immigration agents and begin deporting "almost all" undocumented immigrants." That is, excuse the
expression, fake news. Trump is doing no such thing.
Trump Immigration Order Creates 'Climate of Fear' for Illegal 'Citizens'. The journalists at CBS This
Morning on Wednesday [2/22/2017] openly fretted that Donald Trump's new immigration orders "could create a climate of
fear" for illegal "citizens." (Yes, co-host Gayle King used the word "citizen.") Talking to USA Today bureau
chief Susan Page, Anthony Mason worried, "This could create a climate of fear in the immigrant community, if it hasn't already."
Page agreed, "I think it has." She justified, "Remember that two-thirds of illegal immigrants have been here at least a
decade. So, they're really part of the fabric of our life. Although, admittedly, they're here illegally."
The Editor says...
It doesn't matter if an illegal alien has been in this country for 30 years or 30 minutes. In fact,
if an alien has been here illegally for more than a year, and hasn't made any attempt to acquire naturalization or get
permission to be here or learn English, that indicates that he or she has no intention of assimilating.
demographic studies all wrong on Somali numbers in US. We probably have at least twice as many Somalis of
ethnic descent living in the US as the federal government is telling us! [...] Virtually all Somalis are Muslims. And,
of all the ethnic groups entering the US right now, Somalis (I believe) lead the pack in the number of terrorist attacks or
attempted terrorist attacks, or who have been arrested and convicted of helping to support jihadists in some form or
another. Frankly, there is absolutely no reason for the US to take in more Somalis! The UN is pushing them on us!
Lumber Says Super Bowl Ad Wasn't Political Or Pro-Immigration. If this ad wasn't pro-immigration then what was
it? Because it certainly conveys the message that illegal immigration can have positive results. In fact many,
myself included, feel the ad offers up an over-romanticized view of decades of illegal immigration. Not a political
statement? Identifying a need because the owner of the lumber company likes security? Really?
Trump will Undo the Cruelties of Obama's Political Correctness. One of the cruelest goals of political
correctness is to deny regular Americans the right to protect themselves from terrorism, from loss of jobs, and from exposure
to disease, and to spit on their innate desire for safety in their communities. Barack Obama's not so veiled
accusations against the American people over the last eight years exemplify this cruelty. Those of us worried about the
all too frequent and continuous terrorism coming from young Muslim men were labeled Islamophobic. Those opposed to
Obama's open-border policy resulting in loss of jobs, disease, crime, and assaults in our towns, as well as the bankrupting
of smaller communities due to taxation burdens, were called xenophobic. Obama too easily hurled the charge of racism
against police and millions of Americans. It was bullying.
Statue of Liberty Has Nothing to Do with Immigration. The Statue of Liberty represents Libertas, Roman goddess
of Liberty. She bears a torch liberty. She bears a torch and a tabula ansata. It's a tabula that evokes the
law on which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence. That's what words are on the Statue of
Liberty, words that commemorate July 4th, 1776. A broken chain lies at the feet of the Statue of Liberty. The Statue
of Liberty had absolutely nothing to do with immigration. So why do people think that it does? Well, there was a
socialist poet. (Are poets anything other than socialists and communists?) Her name was Emma Lazarus, and her poem
was called The New Colossus, and it included the lines, "Give me your tired, give me your poor, your huddled masses yearning to
breathe free." That was not part of the creation of the Statue of Liberty. It was not delivered with the Statue of
Liberty. It came later. The poem written by Emma Lazarus was written to help raise money for the statue's pedestal.
Hope & Change Comes Eight Years
Into the Obama Presidency. The president finally got tough on immigration in one of his parting shots as president. "Effective
immediately, Cuban nationals who attempt to enter the United States illegally and do not qualify for humanitarian relief will be subject to
removal, consistent with U.S. law and enforcement priorities," Obama announced last week. "By taking this step, we are treating Cuban
migrants the same way we treat migrants from other countries." Like Mexico? In encouraging illegal immigrants to "come out of the
shadows and get right with the law" two years ago, Obama noted that "tracking down, rounding up, and deporting millions of people isn't
realistic." He assured illegals, "All we're saying is we're not going to deport you."
Patrol Alters Stats to Hide Release of Criminal Aliens, High Recidivism. The frontline Homeland Security agency charged with preventing
terrorists and weapons — including those of mass destruction — from entering the country also skews figures to drastically deflate the high
recidivism rate of aliens caught entering the U.S. [...] For the system to work, the Border Patrol must report accurate information involving illegal
aliens who are apprehended. Instead, it appears that federal agents on the ground are being ordered to fudge the numbers as part of a broader
Obama administration effort to protect illegal immigrants and falsely portray the Mexican border as safe.
Sanctuary cities a 'symptom' of larger immigration problems. Support for sanctuary cities is an example of how
the Obama administration has tried to balance the country's laws with the fact that the U.S. is a "nation of immigrants,"
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday [11/30/2016]. "Listen, the president has made clear that when it comes
to our immigration policy, it's important for our federal policies to reflect that we're also a nation of laws, but we're
also a nation of immigrants," Earnest said.
The Editor says...
Most of the people in this country are citizens who were born here, with American parents. So the statement that "we are a nation of
immigrants" is a canard. We are not under any obligation to admit any more immigrants, ever. Moreover, Section 212(a)(4) of the
Immigration and Nationality Act prohibits the admission of those who are "likely to become primarily dependent on the government for
subsistence." From what I've seen, that description is applicable to the overwhelming majority of immigrants today.
of Language. There are also lots of Orwellian nouns and adjectives to describe those from other countries who
broke federal immigration laws to enter and reside in the United States. "Illegal alien" used to be a neutral and
descriptive legal term — one still preferred by the Supreme Court — but is now seen as counterproductive
to the agendas of the open-borders movement. Thus the more inexact "undocumented alien" followed, although few who
entered illegally ever had immigration "documents" of any sort. Next came the term "undocumented immigrant" —
on the theory that the ancient word "alien" (from the Latin word alienus, meaning "belonging to another") is offensive and
also unhelpful to the open-borders project. Finally, the ambiguous word "migrant" is being used to suggest that there
is really no difference between entering and exiting a country under any circumstances.
Council Says Immigration Laws Violate 'Privacy,' Defends Status As Sanctuary City. Lawmakers defended the
status of Washington, D.C., as a sanctuary city at a public hearing Thursday discussing a bill that would ban immigration
raids in the city. Council Member Brianne Nadeau, the representative for the District's Ward 1, introduced legislation
in April banning immigration raids and other attempts in the city to enforce federal law. The bill would further solidify
the District's status as a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants. Nadeau said federal immigration raids "jeopardize
residents' privacy, safety, and security," according to WJLA. Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a statement Monday [11/14/2016]
reaffirming that the District is a sanctuary city, arguing it "makes our neighborhoods safer."
Horrifies Liberals With Plans To Immediately Deport/Jail Up To 3 Million Illegals. Leftists are trying to make
a case that there aren't that many with criminal backgrounds, even when considering that crossing the border illegally is
illegal. They forget that roughly 40-45% of the illegals in the country overstayed their visas, which is even more
criminal than those who jumped the border. Regardless, this gives a good view into how Liberals will respond to the era
of Trump, meaning meltdowns and severe opposition to everything he proposes, regardless of whether it is good policy or
not. Deporting those with criminal backgrounds? How dare he!
In Immigrants Illegally Crossing Into US Ahead Of Election. Experts told CBS News the number of immigrants
crossing the border won't drop after Election Day.
The Editor says...
In other words, the headline is misleading and deceptive.
Homeland Security Dept. report shows it's catching barely HALF of illegal border-crossers — not the 81 percent it
claims publicly. Barely half of people who entered the U.S. illegally from Mexico last year were caught, according to
a report commissioned by the Department of Homeland Security that also shows sharp declines in illegal entries. The report
found 54 percent of people who entered illegally between border crossings got caught in the 2015 fiscal year. That's much
lower than the 81 percent success rate that Homeland Security cites publicly on its website using a different counting
method. The 98-page report was completed in May, and Homeland Security has declined to release it.
uses last address to the United Nations to hammer Trump for 'crude populism' saying 'a nation ringed by walls would only
imprison itself'. President Barack used his last address to the United Nations to bat down the kind of 'crude
populism' he's accused Donald Trump of adopting. 'Today a nation ringed by walls would only imprison itself,' Obama said
before the UN's General Assembly. Obama warned that 'alternative visions of the world' will succeed if heads of state
don't force a 'course correction' from the current path of globalization.
at U.N.: A walled-off nation 'imprisons itself'. President Obama on Tuesday delivered a thinly veiled warning
to the world's leaders against the aggressive nationalistic and protectionist policies espoused by Donald Trump, and argued
that building walls and erecting trade barriers will only hurt U.S. workers and those abroad. "Today, a nation ringed
by walls would only imprison itself," Obama said in his last speech as president before the annual United Nations General
Assembly in New York. He warned several times against persecuting people of different faiths and cultures, and said the
world is at a crossroads, and must choose to either move ahead with global cooperation, or retreat inward.
blocks release of DHS Report: DHS captures 50, not 80 percent of illegals. On September 15, 2016, Malia
Zimmerman and William Lajeunesse of Fox News reported that the Obama Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is refusing to release
a report on the number of illegal aliens who cross the southern border. DHS claims that it catches 80% of those who cross
illegally, but the report supposedly says DHS captures only 50%. Moreover, DHS refuses to release this report because Obama
has blocked release.
to Border Agents: 'Obama Said it Was Okay to Come'. [A] new report out of San Diego reveals that 90% of illegal
aliens caught along the southern border are subsequently released back on the streets. In fact, they are dropped off at
a local bus stop to freely roam about. The most common reason given as to why they are crossing is: "Obama said
it's okay to come." KUSI 9 News's Dan Plante recently spent the day at the border and learned that nine out of ten
illegals are released back on the streets of San Diego and are more often than not provided with extra amenities.
to States: Accept Refugees, Or Else. Of the U.S. Presidents since 1900, a few of them were not only ignorant of
the U.S. Constitution, but were downright hostile to it. Few in American History, however, have shown the amount of hostility,
and willingness to blatantly stomp all over the law of the land, like President Barack Obama. In his latest defiance of
constitutional principles, Obama has decided to threaten any States who refuse to accept the Muslim refugees his federal government
are trying to unconstitutionally force upon the various States. According to Obama, the States have no constitutional grounds
to refuse his dictatorial edicts, especially when it comes to immigration, or "refugees".
A New Bid To Push H-1B Program, Microsoft Manufactures Claim U.S. Students Can't Hack It In Tech. Leaching off
last week's DNC Convention, tech industry-behemoths Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon hosted a mini-conference amidst the
gathering elite aimed at building awareness of the supposed lack of tech-education among America's youth. The
policy-push comes off Microsoft's 'National Talent Strategy' hatched a few years back; an initiative which the company's own
general counsel apparently admitted was nothing but a 'manufactured crisis' really geared to serve the industry's H-1B
immigration agenda. Indeed, if America really did have an 'education crisis' in the STEM-fields, why do so many of the
hundreds of thousands of H-1B professionals imported here every year come from places that do far worse educationally than
chief says deportation 'not pleasant,' claims 'we do not have open borders'. The nation's top immigration
officer on Wednesday [8/3/2016] pushed back at claims the administration has an open-border policy, adding that it upsets him to deport
illegal immigrants. Jeh Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security, said that the U.S. is filling over a dozen jets a
week with illegals and flying them back to Central America. "That's what we're doing on a daily, weekly basis. We
have something like 15 to 18 flights of migrants a week, just to Central America that we send back, people who have come
here. And so we don't have open borders," he told reporters.
Illegal Border Crosser 'Kind of Person I'd Like to Have' in America. An individual who crosses the border
illegally into the United States is the kind of person Americans should want in the country because of their "strength" and
"will," Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) told PJM. Honda was asked for his response to GOP presidential nominee Donald
Trump, who said illegal immigrants broke federal law after crossing the border and should be sent back to their home countries.
Kaine: Immigration Is 'Like Transfusion Of Fresh Blood Into The Bloodstream'. Sen. Tim Kaine
(D.-Va.) today [7/22/2016] compared immigration to a blood transfusion for the country. "What immigration has done for
Virginia is what it's done for the nation since its very first days," Kaine said. "It's been like the transfusion of
fresh blood into the bloodstream that has continued to revitalize us and make us stronger."
Kasich: We Want Immigration - Population is Stagnant in Ohio. Ohio Gov. and former Republican
presidential candidate John Kasich (R-Ohio) told an audience in Cleveland that he looks at immigration as an opportunity
because Ohio has a "stagnant growth of population — we want people to come to Ohio." "When I look at
immigration I look at a new level of energy," Kasich told an International Republican Institute gathering on Tuesday
The Editor says...
This country would benefit greatly if the number of immigrants dropped to zero, because most of the
people who are coming to America are only interested in food stamps and "disability" checks. If that
comes across as an unfair generalization, you're not paying attention.
Mexicans make U.S. stronger. With Donald Trump's rhetoric about Mexican rapists and border walls obviously on
their minds, President Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto made a public show of friendship and respect Wednesday
[6/29/2016]. [...] Mr. Obama said the U.S. "is not just a friend and neighbor of Mexico, but the very character of the
United States is shaped by Mexican Americans who have shared our culture, our politics, our business."
The Editor says...
That sounds so lofty. Too bad it's a pack of lies. The Mexicans streaming over the border are not rocket scientists
and cardiac surgeons. If they get any job at all, it's minimum-wage grunt work (or petty crime), and if they don't get a job,
they're on food stamps for the rest of their lives. They don't share our culture. They are here to make our culture
look like their (Mexican) culture.
Secretary: 'If We Did Not Have Immigration to This Country We Would Not Eat'. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell
told attendees at an event on Hispanic-American entrepreneurship on Tuesday [6/28/2016] that if it were not for legal and
illegal immigration into the United States, "we would not eat." Jewell said that the country is still trying to address
the rights of farm workers, including the role immigration plays. "I'd say the challenges of immigration reform are a
good example," she said. "If we did not have immigration to this country we would not eat. Whether it's
documented or undocumented, we would not eat," Jewell said at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C.
Suggests his Immigration Opponents are Racist. In his remarks about the Supreme Court decision ending his
amnesty power grab, President Obama indicated what he really thinks, which is that the millions who want to stop illegal
immigration and stem the flood of immigrants from a single culture not our own are, at bottom, racist.
Report on Labor-Force Dropout Oddly Confused About Immigration. The White House Council of Economic Advisers
(CEA) released a new report this week on the long-term decline of work among men ages 25 to 54. Although it contains some
interesting insights, the report's specific treatment of immigration is weak and contradictory. [...] The authors argue that
because low-skill wages have declined over time, demand for such labor must have fallen. Strangely, they do not mention
that buttressing the supply of low-skill workers (via immigration) would also have a wage-depressing effect. In fact,
the report absolves immigration of any responsibility for labor-force dropout because immigrants themselves have high rates
of work, ignoring the possibility that immigrants are pushing natives out. Stranger still, the authors never explain
how low-skill immigration fits with their thesis. After all, if employers are much less interested in unskilled labor,
why has the U.S. been a consistent magnet for unskilled immigration for the past half century, and why do those immigrants
have such high rates of work? The simplest answer would be that immigrants are willing to work for less money than
natives. Is the Obama administration okay with lowering the prevailing wage through immigration?
expert explains how Obama is lying about his border record. The Obama Administration, along with their willing
allies in the mainstream media, continue to perpetuate the deception that deportations under President Barack Obama are at
their highest levels of all time. [...] It is an effective and disarming argument used by the Left whenever the debate over
illegal immigration is engaged. After all, how could illegal immigration be in such dire straights and in need of
radically new policies and serious enforcement of existing policies if President Obama has been such a champion of deportations?
The argument has silenced many an ill-prepared debater in the past. The only problem is: It's a complete and total fabrication.
Incompetent Failures in the Obama Administration. [#8] Former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet
Napolitano resigned in July 2013 to become president of the University of California system. As PJ Media's Bryan Preston wrote,
her tenure at Homeland Security "has been marred by scandal and dishonesty." Napolitano infamously declared that the U.S.-Mexico
border is "as secure as it has ever been," citing bogus statistics.
Comes the Obama/UN Refugee "Surge" — Rebranded as "Safe Alternative Pathways". Across the United
States, designated "Welcoming Communities" have begun receiving — or soon will be recipients of —
Syrian "refugees" chosen by the United Nations and supposedly vetted by U.S. agencies. But only months ago top
officials of these same agencies stated it would be impossible to vet the enormous pool of refugee applicants for terrorist
and criminal backgrounds, or even to prove that they are from Syria, considering the chaos in the Middle East and lack of
documentation among the migrant. [...] Because the governors of 27 states and a large portion of the American public have
voiced opposition to Obama refugee resettlement "surge" plan, the UNHCR and various globalist think tanks have been teaming up
with the State Department to hatch new ways of sliding more migrants in as students, temporary workers, and through expanding the
always-effective "family reunification" program.
Obama: Accessory To The Crimes Committed By Illegal Aliens? President Obama stood in the White House Rose
Garden [6/15/2012] to proclaim that "since Congress failed to act" he was going to take action. Of course to Obama, his
concept of a "failure of Congress to act" was the refusal of Congress to pass bad legislation. When Congress votes down
bad legislation, they most certainly are acting. Obama also deceptively said that this was about children, kids and
young people, even though illegal aliens as old as 31 years of age could apply for this program, provided that they
claimed that they entered the United States prior to their 16th birthdays. Without any interviews or field
investigations being conducted, fraud likely permeates this program that has an approval rate of more than 95%.
Says Mexican Border "More Secure now than it has Been in Many, Many Years". Islamic terrorists and droves of
illegal immigrants — mainly youths — have slipped into the United States through Mexico recently, but
the deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) insists the "the border is more secure now than it has been
in many, many years. This delusional assessment brings to mind when President Obama's first DHS secretary, Janet
Napolitano, repeatedly proclaimed the border is as secure as it's ever been amid escalating drug-cartel violence that spilled
into the U.S. and a crisis of narcotics and human smuggling in the region. Though the situation has only worsened, the
administration continues to repeat the same lies even though a number of reports have confirmed that Islamic terrorists have
entered the U.S. through the famously porous southern border and tens of thousands of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) keep
crossing in without ever encountering federal agents before touching American soil. If anything the southern border has
become a national security threat of epic proportions, illustrated by Judicial Watch's reporting in the last few years.
Lies on Immigration. At the February 25 debate in Houston, Marco Rubio revisited an issue that had first come
up at the previous debate. On February 13, Ted Cruz said that Marco Rubio told Spanish television he would not rescind
President Obama's illegal executive amnesty on his first day in office, and Rubio responded that Cruz was lying. The transcript
is unambiguous: Cruz had spoken accurately. [...] Rubio had not only said that he would not rescind DACA (Deferred Action for
Childhood Arrivals) immediately, he also said he would not do so until it had been replaced by legislation — which means
only after a long time, if ever.
immigration raids: A classic case of 'smoke and mirrors'. Although U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement rounded up 121 illegal immigrants
on January 2, the raids were largely conducted on illegal immigrants from Central American who already faced deportation orders. Fueled by
rumors confirmed to be false, the administration wants us to believe these actions represent a serious crackdown. But the detainment of a handful
of lawbreakers, who have run out of legal options to remain in the U.S., does virtually nothing to address the fundamental immigration problems we face.
Obama, here's why closing Guantanamo is a big mistake. In his final State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Obama
promised to "keep working to shut down the prison at Guantanamo" and said "it's expensive, it's unnecessary, and it only serves as a recruitment
brochure for our enemies." But he couldn't be more wrong. Guantanamo Bay is a first-rate detention facility that's kept terrorists
off the battlefield and kept America safe. It's critical role in our national security cannot be overstated. Early last year, I
visited Guantanamo Bay and witnessed prisoner operations. I saw firsthand that it is not the barebones prison camp President Obama
purports it to be. In fact, it couldn't be further from the picture he's painted for the public.
about Obama and the Guantanamo Bay Prison.
mayor claims he was 'misinterpreted' on claims terror attack had 'nothing to do with being a Muslim or following the Islamic
faith'. Philadelphia's Mayor Jim Kenney has earned himself a place in the Doofus Hall of Fame for telling a
press conference about an attempted assassination a police officer by a man who told police he acted "in the name of Islam"
because "the police defend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the Quran": [...] Now he is trying to backtrack in the
face of near universal mockery. But of course, he will not correct himself, retract his statement, or in any way
man up. No, he blames others: the idiots who "misinterpreted" him — especially Republicans
and Rush Limbaugh.
Clinton comes out against deportation raids in break with Obama. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary
Clinton joined her rivals Monday [1/11/2016] in opposing the Obama administration's deportation raids targeting Central
American immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally and ignored deportation orders. Speaking at a forum aimed at young and
minority voters in Iowa, Clinton said the raids had "sown fear and division in immigrant communities across the country.
People are afraid to go to work. They are afraid to send their kids to school. They are afraid to go to the hospital,
or even the grocery store."
The Editor says...
How I wish all that were true, but it's not. Illegal aliens are very comfortable here in the U.S. They are afraid of
no one — especially during rush-hour traffic! They don't have to know a word of English because there are Spanish-only stations
on radio and TV. (That should be illegal, but it's not.) Nobody is at the grocery store or the hospital looking for illegal aliens;
in fact, the emergency room at the county hospital is their doctor's office. And if the feds give them any trouble at all, there are
hundreds of lawyers ready to help.
Only Think You Know How Many Illegal Immigrants Live in the US. [Scroll down] Three main players were involved in
generating that number of 11 million illegal immigrants: Pew Research Center, the Center for Immigration Studies and the Department
of Homeland Security. But they were only masseurs of the source data, which comes from the Census Bureau by means of two surveys:
the Current Population Survey and the American Community Survey. We need to identify these players. Pew claims impartiality,
but the methodologists for its numbers come from decidedly liberal roots such as the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute.
The Center for Immigration Studies approaches the question from the side of more controlled and limited immigration flows. Homeland
Security is a bureaucracy with a presidentially appointed secretary who carries out administration policies. The Census Bureau's surveys
are conducted both by mail and in-person visits to selected homes. Neither asks directly, "Are you in the United States illegally?"
Just Asking about Islam
and Terrorism. Let me ask you a question. Let's say you are an authentically moderate Muslim. Perhaps you were born
into Islam but have become secularist. Or perhaps you consider yourself a devout Muslim but interpret Islam in a way that rejects violent
jihad, rejects the concept that religious and civic life are indivisible, and rejects the principle that sharia's totalitarian societal framework
and legal code must be imposed on the state. Let's just take that as a given: You are no more inclined toward terrorism than any truly
peaceful, moderate, pro-democratic non-Muslim. So let me pop the question: Is there any insulting thing I could say, no matter how
provocative, or any demeaning video I could show you, no matter how lurid, that could convince you to join ISIS?
cheers 31 percent drop in border apprehensions. The Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday [12/22/2015] that
apprehensions of illegal immigrants at the border fell 31 percent in fiscal 2015, but said that decline is good news, as it's
a sign that fewer illegal immigrants are trying to cross the border into the U.S. In its year-end report, DHS said
337,117 people were apprehended at the border, down from 486,651 in the prior year. Secretary Jeh Johnson said that shows
fewer people are trying. [...] But Republicans in Congress were already doubting DHS's explanation, and said lower overall
enforcement numbers were the real reason for the decline.
Ways To Tell If You Might Be A Liberal. You might be a liberal if... [#19] You say fences don't work and
gun-free zones do, but if Republicans wanted the fence around the White House taken down and demanded that the Secret Service
be disarmed, you'd accuse them of trying to get Obama killed.
Immigration and Our Founding Fathers' Values.
President Obama claims that restricting immigration in order to protect national security is "offensive and contrary to American values."
No-limits liberals have attacked common-sense proposals for heightened visa scrutiny, profiling or immigration slowdowns as "un-American."
America's Founding Fathers, I submit, would vehemently disagree. Our founders, as I've reminded readers repeatedly over the years,
asserted their concerns publicly and routinely about the effects of indiscriminate mass immigration. They made it clear that the
purpose of allowing foreigners into our fledgling nation was not to recruit millions of new voters or to secure permanent ruling majorities
for their political parties. It was to preserve, protect and enhance the republic they put their lives on the line to establish.
itself': A tale of two speeches. You can count on two things happening whenever America faces danger. First,
Republicans will demand action to keep the republic and its citizens safe, and second, Democrats will accuse the Republicans
of fear-mongering. In the current political climate, that fight has taken place over the issue of Syrian refugees, and
the Obama administration's plan to resettle thousands of the mostly Muslim refugees in America. ISIS has promised to
infiltrate the refugees with terrorists, leading Republican governors to declare their unwillingness to allow the refugee
program in their states. In response, the mantra heard round the land the past two weeks by Democratic talking heads
is "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Well, not so quick.
America's Toxic Brew:
"Diversity". "Political correctness" is of course the left's method of shutting down the opposition.
It has led to such ridiculous terms as "undocumented worker". Undocumented? It's as if some heartless bureaucrat
forgot to process Juan's immigration papers, rather than the fact that Juan criminally crashed our border without authorization
and is hence, an illegal alien. The accurate term "illegal alien" is of course enough to induce hysterics among the
politically correct. It is this same PC left who would much rather engage in name calling than discussing actual facts.
Their shut-down-the-argument technique always includes hurling such meaningless labels as "hater", "homophobe", islamophobe",
"denier", "xenophobe" and so on.
Thanksgiving Address: Syrian Refugees Are Just Like Pilgrims. President Obama delivered his Thanksgiving address this
morning, including a political lecture on Syrian refugees. He told Americans that Syrian refugees were just like the pilgrims
who came to America on the Mayflower.
says Syrian refugees are America's modern-day pilgrims. President Obama on Thursday [11/26/2015] compared Syrian refugees to
the first Pilgrims who journeyed to America seeking a better life, as he delivered his annual Thanksgiving Day radio message.
[...] "One woman from Pennsylvania wrote to me to say, 'Money is tight for us . . . but I have a guest room. I have a pantry
full of food. We can do this,'" Obama said.
You would have to be a public school student to believe that some previously unknown middle class woman spontaneously wrote
to the President with her upbeat encouragement. The letter was almost certainly contrived by the Democratic Party.
The Five Biggest Myths
Used To Justify Mass Immigration. [#3] We were all immigrants. This is a blatant lie. Many British and
European people can trace back their origins over thousands of years. With countries like the United States, Canada, South Africa,
Australia and New Zealand, these countries were SETTLED by the British and Europeans. No nations existed in those regions
beforehand. Even if this claim were true, there would be a serious unjust flaw. Because the accusation is only aimed
at white people as if they were the only people who conquered other lands. Not so. Once Christian Turkey was
conquered by Muslim invaders. The Arabian Peninsula was conquered by the sword into Dar al Islam and the same fate befell
North African nations — Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Libya. Perhaps the worst hypocrisy of those who
accuse the West of this "crime" applies to former colonial nations in Africa. Liberals and leftists assert the lands of
South Africa and Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) were "stolen" by whites and had to be returned to the "indigenous black peoples"
because it was their land. This, again, simply isn't true.
Syrian refugees: In
desperation, Obama offers statistics and lies. The Obama administration told reporters this week that roughly half of all Syrian
refugees admitted to date have been children. It claims around 25% are adults over 60 and only 2% have been single males of "combat age."
Not surprisingly, the mainstream media published these statistics without questioning them. [...] So where did the statistics come from? A
U.S. government report? Congressional testimony? No, these numbers were given to the press in a private briefing by three unnamed senior
officials. This means there's no way to check the accuracy of this data or to hold these officials accountable for their claims.
'Religious Test' Is 'Shameful' and 'Not American' ... Except that Federal Law Requires It. Under federal law,
the executive branch is expressly required to take religion into account in determining who is granted asylum. Under
the provision governing asylum (section 1158 of Title 8, U.S. Code), an alien applying for admission ["]must establish
that ... religion [among other things] ... was or will be at least one central reason for persecuting the applicant.["]
Moreover, to qualify for asylum in the United States, the applicant must be a "refugee" as defined by federal law. That definition
(set forth in Section 1101(a)(42)(A) of Title , U.S. Code) also requires the executive branch to take account of the alien's
religion[.] [...] Asylum is a discretionary national act of compassion that is directed, by law not whim, to address persecution.
There is no right to emigrate to the United States.
Refugee Screening Is a Sham. At least one of the
bombers in the Paris massacre last weekend allegedly sneaked into France posing as a Syrian refugee. ISIS is infiltrating refugee camps
to penetrate Europe and the United States. But on Monday [11/16/2015], Obama dismissed the danger, doubling down on his plans to settle
at least 10,000 Syrian refugees here. The White House insists Syrian refugees go through "extensive screening." That's a deadly lie.
Blasts 'Un-American,' 'Anti-Immigrant' Sentiment Rising in American Politics. President Obama blasted the
ongoing debate surrounding illegal immigrants in the United States, criticizing Republicans for being "anti-American" for
suggesting that the laws should be enforced. [...] "This whole anti-immigrant sentiment that's out there in our politics
right now is contrary to who we are," he said. "Because unless you're Native American, your family came from someplace
else." Obama ridiculed the notion that immigration to America was ever orderly and rigidly enforced.
Notion that Illegals 'Less Worthy in the Eyes of God' Is 'Un-American'. Monday at North High School in Des
Moines, IA, President Barack Obama said the notion that people who illegally come to live in the United States, as they have
for generations, are suddenly now "less worthy in the eyes of God," is "un-American." Obama said, "This whole
anti-immigrant sentiment that is out there in politics right now is contrary to who we are. Because unless you
are a native American, your family came from someplace else. [...]"
The Editor says...
Where does Obama think "native Americans" came from? Were they not immigrants, long ago?
How Illegal Immigration Finally
Turned Off the Public. Over the years immigration activists successfully deconstructed the complex issue of illegal
immigration into a race and class morality tale of privileged whites picking on poor brown people. The operative buzzwords
were "racism," "nativism," and "xenophobia." That theme is now mostly bankrupt given that every great lie eventually falls
from its own weight. It was rarely the host, but more often the activists on behalf of the guests, who framed illegal
immigration in racial terms.
of walls: How 65 countries have erected fences on their borders. Globalisation was supposed to tear down
barriers, but security fears and a widespread refusal to help migrants and refugees have fuelled a new spate of wall-building
across the world, with a third of the world's countries constructing them along their borders. When the Berlin Wall was
torn down a quarter-century ago, there were 16 border fences around the world. Today, there are 65 either completed or
under construction, according to Quebec University expert Elisabeth Vallet.
Kids Pay Heavy Price For Obama's Border Failure. Considering the threats that America and Americans face by
international terrorist organizations and transnational criminal organizations, if ever their was a time that our borders
should be secured, this is the time. Of course the Obama administration has very different plans. Virtually from
its first days, the Obama administration has lied about the failures of the immigration system to secure our borders and
carry out its missions that are intrinsic to national security and public safety.
Rips Obama's Speech on Iran Deal: 'Dishonest, Partisan, Insulting'. On "Special
Report" tonight, Brit Hume blasted President Obama's speech on the virtues of the nuclear agreement
with Iran. "Just because Iranian hardliners chant 'death to America' does not mean that's what
all Iranians believe," Obama said. "In fact, it's those hardliners who are most comfortable with the
status quo. It's those hardliners chanting 'death to America' who have been most opposed to the
deal. They are making common cause with the Republican caucus."
terrible Iran speech: My Republican critics are making "common cause" with Iranian hardliners. The lowest moment
from what was probably the lowest speech of his presidency — so far. [...] The GOP opposes the nuclear deal because
they think it's too favorable to Iran and not favorable enough to America. The hardliners in Iran's parliament oppose
the deal for the opposite reason. Insofar as they both want the deal to fail, I suppose that's "common cause."
Earnest tries his hardest to spin President Obama's 'death to America' comments. White
House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was left with the thankless task Thursday morning of explaining
what President Obama meant when he said earlier this week that Iran's "death to America" crowd
shares "common cause" with Republicans. Earnest's go-to defense: To argue that Obama didn't
really say that Republicans who oppose the White House's nuclear deal with Tehran share a "common cause"
with Iranian extremists.
Pro-Immigration Claim is a Lie. [Scroll down] Reason magazine boasts, for
example, that El Paso, Texas, has a large Hispanic population and yet El Paso "is among the safest
big cities in America." In fact, however, El Paso's "safe city" ranking is based on an outdated
FBI crime index that includes only eight crime categories, excluding such crimes as drunk driving,
narcotics offenses and weapons violations. When the FBI's more complete crime index is used, El Paso
has a higher crime rate than the national average. The reason crime has plummeted around the
nation in the last few decades is aggressive policing, increased prison sentences and the expansion
of concealed carry permits. (All policies currently being jettisoned by liberals.)
cities beyond federal control, Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson says. Homeland
Security Secretary Jeh Johnson admitted Tuesday that the administration goofed in releasing an
illegal immigrant to sanctuary city San Francisco ahead of a shocking murder earlier this month, but
said there's little the government can do to pressure sanctuary communities to change their minds.
Facing lawmakers for the first time since the slaying of Kathryn Steinle, a 32-year-old killed while out
walking with her father, Mr. Johnson said he's made personal appeals to San Francisco to rethink its refusal
to let police cooperate with federal immigration agents, and will try again in the wake of the killing.
Levin: Numbers You Hear On Immigration Are A Lie. [Scroll down] Levin, who is one of the
intellectual leaders of the conservative movement, said conservatives need a nominee who "believes
in American sovereignty and talks about the Constitution." He said there are only four or five of
those candidates in the field, and "those are the guys I'm going to promote as time goes on."
Such a candidate will of course be hated by the Republican establishment and their preferred
establishment pundits. Levin said, "Virtually every commentator on Fox is going to trash them."
He added that anti-establishment conservative candidates will also be trashed by "a lot of these
[center-right] websites where younger guys have now inherited what prior generations have built."
the Obama Administration Gutted Illegal Immigration Detainers. In the wake of the
murder of Kathryn Steinle — or, rather, the news coverage of her murder —
Democrats are back-pedaling from their longstanding and consistent support for "sanctuary" cities.
When asked about the issue, Hillary Clinton followed her usual policy: she lied.
Campaign: Sanctuary Cities Can Help Public Safety. Hillary Clinton's campaign sought
to make clear she supports sanctuary cities following criticism on San Francisco's release of an
immigrant here illegally who is accused of shooting and killing a woman. "Hillary Clinton believes
that sanctuary cities can help further public safety, and she has defended those policies going back
years," said Xochitl Hinojosa, a campaign spokeswoman, in a statement made public Thursday [7/9/2015].
Lies Again: "Deports" 900,000 Illegal Aliens — But They Never Leave the U.S.. "In the
latest demonstration that the U.S. legal and police system appears unable to enforce immigration laws, documents
show that about 900,000 undocumented immigrants, including 170,000 criminals, have been ordered deported "in
absentia," meaning a judge kicked them out without them even knowing it." The media has known this for
years — but acts more like a totalitarian nations State owned media.
'deported' 900,000 illegals, but they remain in U.S.. Nearly 1 million of the
estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States have been ordered to leave the country
but remain, many hiding in plain view as they take advantage of an overwhelmed federal system, according
to new documents. In the latest demonstration that the U.S. legal and police system appears unable
to enforce immigration laws, documents show that about 900,000 undocumented immigrants, including 170,000 criminals,
have been ordered deported "in absentia," meaning a judge kicked them out without them even knowing it.
White House Attempts To Blame GOP For Murder Of Woman In San Francisco By Illegal Alien. Last time I checked,
ICE is a federal agency run by the Executive Branch, meaning Mr. Obama, a Democrat and Josh Earnest's boss, is the head.
San Francisco is a city wholly run by Democrats.
No Border Wall Because Rio Grande 'Unites' U.S. and Mexico. Rep. Henry Cuellar
(D-Texas) said people who want a wall constructed between the U.S. and Mexico do not understand the
"interconnection" between both countries. "The Rio Grande doesn't divide but actually unites us.
There's some people that see it a different way. They want to see the Rio Grande as a division.
They want to see a wall and it's just unfortunate they have that perspective. They don't understand the
interconnection we have with Mexico," said Cuellar at a conference on "Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border."
The Editor says...
That's like saying the Berlin wall held East and West Germany together
because they had something in common.
House blames GOP for Kathryn Steinle's slaying, rise in gun violence. The White House
blamed congressional Republicans Monday [7/6/2015] for the death of a San Francisco woman allegedly shot by a
repeat offender illegal immigrant, and for a spate of gun violence last weekend in President Obama's hometown
of Chicago. Referring to the shooting death last week of Kathryn Steinle, allegedly shot by a Mexican man
who has been deported five times, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the U.S. would be safer if
Republican lawmakers had approved comprehensive immigration reform backed by the president.
House Blames Republicans For Deported San Francisco Killer. White House Press
Secretary Josh Earnest is blaming Republicans after an illegal immigrant who was reportedly deported
five times was charged with murder in California. When asked by reporters about critics of
President Obama's immigration enforcement policies, Earnest insisted that it was actually Republicans
who are fault for voting against the Gang Of Eight bill last year, pointing out that it contained
funding to increase border security.
immigration lowest since 1972, DHS chief Jeh Johnson says. Illegal immigration across
the southwestern border is on pace for the lowest year since 1972, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh
Johnson said Monday [6/8/2015], claiming success a year after the surge of illegal immigrant
children and families exposed major holes in U.S. policy. Mr. Johnson said there is no guarantee
that apprehensions — which he said are a direct indication of the total flow of illegal
immigrants — will keep on that four-decade low pace, but said the signs are encouraging.
on His Amnesty: 'The Law Is on Our Side'. Speaking in his weekly address yesterday
[6/6/2015], President Barack Obama defended his unilateral actions that would allow illegal aliens
to stay in the United States, work, and receive federal benefits. The "law is on our side," Obama
said. Administration action on that amnesty is currently forbidden by an injunction issued by a
federal court and upheld by a federal appeals court.
Gang Epidemic Tests Obama's Amnesty Excuse. Recent busts of murderous MS-13 gangsters
put the lie to President Obama's sympathetic amnesty narrative of illegal immigrants as "workers who
mow our lawns, make our beds (and) clean out bedpans." Authorities Wednesday rounded up 37 MS-13
gang members in Charlotte, N.C., on racketeering conspiracy charges, along with charges of murder,
attempted murder and firearms violations. All of them are illegal aliens from El Salvador, Honduras
and Guatemala. Several are round-trippers — illegals who broke in once, committed crimes,
got deported and broke back into the U.S. — proving that our border is porous and unsecured.
Charlotte police discovered the rat's nest of foreign gangsters after some of them started shooting up
local nightclubs and bars.
inaccurate claim that immigrant detention facilities have a legal requirement to fill beds. The
United States has broad authority to hold immigrants in civil custody while determining whether they legally
entered the country. [...] During her recent immigration discussion, the Democratic presidential candidate
called for a "better, fairer and more humane" immigrant detention system. Detention centers privately
contracted with the federal government have a legal requirement to fill beds, she said, which makes no sense
and is "not the way we should be running any detention facility."
claim that illegal immigrants pay more in taxes than some corporations. "In New York,
which I know a little bit about because I represented it for eight years and I live there now, our
undocumented workers in New York pay more in taxes than some of the biggest corporations in New
York." — Hillary Clinton, roundtable in North Las Vegas, May 5, 2015.
Illegals 'Are Americans Just Like Our Kids, Except They Don't Have the Right Documents'. President
Barack Obama said at a fundraiser in Portland, Ore., yesterday [5/7/2015] that young foreign nationals who are in the
United States illegally but on whose behalf he has decided not to enforce the immigration law are "Americans just like
our kids, except they don't have the right documents."
Says! 'We are all immigrants!' Voilà! In addition to handling a private/official email problem,
flying coach, and carrying her own luggage, Hillary Clinton may now be able to add to her list of outstanding
accomplishments singlehandedly resolving the contention surrounding immigration reform. Recently, on a
tightly stage-managed listening tour Hillary, granddaughter of alleged immigrants, revealed her acute
sensitivity for the plight of — you guessed it — immigrants.
'Only Person Who Can Deport' 11 Million Illegal Aliens Is 'Barack Obama'. Speaking at
a press conference held by the National Hispanic Construction Association (NHCA) on Tuesday on
Capitol Hill, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said that President Barack Obama is the "only person" who
can deport the estimated 11 million people who are in the United States illegally. Citing the
lawsuit filed by the state of Texas challenging Obama's executive action to protect millions of
illegal aliens from deportation, Gutierrez said it's the president who can enforce —
or not enforce — immigration laws.
Night Comics Mock Ted Cruz as Anti-Immigrant, Stupid. In a preview of the 2016 campaign, all
five late night comics on Monday night [3/23/2015] mocked Ted Cruz, hitting the Republican as anti-immigrant,
regressive and stupid. CBS host David Letterman didn't bother with a joke. Instead, he lectured,
"Here's what I find interesting about Ted Cruz, he was born in Canada. His father fled to the United
States from Cuba. Yet, Ted Cruz is against immigration. Isn't that odd?"
The Editor says...
Senator Cruz made it clear in the speech announcing his candidacy that he is not opposed to legal
immigration. I guess Mr. Letterman wasn't paying attention.
Patrol Agent: We are Punished for Reporting Illegal Alien Groups of More Than 20. A
U.S. Border Patrol agent from the Rio Grande Valley Sector in Texas told lawmakers today that his
fellow agents are punished for reporting illegal alien groups of more than 20. "Agents who
repeatedly report groups larger than 20 face retribution. Management will either take them out of
the field and assign them to processing detainees at the station or assign them to a fixed position
in low volume areas as punishment," Border Patrol agent Chris Cabrera told a Senate panel. "Needless
to say Agents got the message and now stay below this 20 person threshold no matter the actual size
of the group."
Including Obama, Misunderstand What Being a Nation of Immigrants Means. The Founders
and their ideological descendants — John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy
Roosevelt — rejected the slander that successive waves of immigrants were unassimilable.
They were copiously on record as seeing American values being applicable to all, not just those with English
DNA. They thought such inclusion was indispensable in a country with individual rights and a tradition
of voluntary group association that requires a high-trust public square. They thought division into
permanent ethnolinguistic castes was anathema to those values. The Founders and their descendants
proselytized through schools, private companies, clubs, and other voluntary associations that America's
civic culture — self-improvement through hard work, the uniquely American volunteer ethos, the
idea that government regards all as equal and favors no group — was applicable to all who came
to live here.
Bush: The Leading Anti-Conservative Candidate. America has had enough insults and
apologies under the current White House Resident. No one I know wants a repeat of that.
But lately "Republican" Jeb Bush has praised illegals as "economic-driven immigrants" and has been
pushing for amnesty. Can someone please explain to me how, if invaders are going to be so good for
our economy, why do we need money from the federal and state budgets to facilitate them? If they are
good for the economy, communities that have high invader population should be thriving, shouldn't they?
Shouldn't California's economy be through-the-roof vibrant by now, with all those family-oriented,
entrepreneurial invaders in their state? Shouldn't Arizona's border be lined with Hilton and
Holiday Inn properties to facilitate the traffic of these wonderful families, seeking to become American
citizens? Shouldn't Texas border towns have excess education funding, farmers cheering them on as
they show up to be the best employees they've ever had? No, that is not the case. People
along the border are in DANGER. Sex trafficking, drug trafficking, assaults, robberies, murder and
disease are what is thriving. And yet Jeb Bush apparently wants to invite more of it, just like the
current Resident. Anyone toying with the ideas of amnesty by any name is inviting more crime and
destruction including increased death against law-abiding Americans.
the administration lie about Obama's immigration action? When President Obama
announced his sweeping unilateral executive action on immigration last November, administration
officials stressed that the new edict would not take effect immediately. One part of the president's
action — changes to DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, to extend the period in
which illegal immigrants are protected from deportation to three years from its present two years, and
also to extend work permits for the same time — was scheduled to go into effect Feb. 18,
2015, three months after the president's announcement. The other part of the president's
action — the newly-created DAPA, or Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful
Permanent Residents — would go into effect six months after Obama's edict.
House Calls Immigrants 'Americans-In-Waiting'. The Obama administration has tested out
a new term for immigrants living in America without legal working status: "Americans-in-waiting."
The administration employed the new euphemism in an update on the president's executive amnesty actions posted
by the White House Tuesday titled "Taking Action to Unlock the Economic Contributions of Americans-in-Waiting."
In the announcement, the White House defends the president's actions on immigration as being "within his legal
authority" and explains that their goal is to "lock in" the economic benefits of those immigrants qualifying
for the program.
Reid: 'The President Has the Right to Determine Who is to be Deported'. "The President
has the right to determine who is to be deported" when it comes to illegal aliens currently living
in the United States, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) stated during debate on the
Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) funding bill on Monday. [...] Reid also accused Republicans
of "attacking families" that "pose no security risk" to the United States by not funding Obama's
amnesty programs, a plan Reid said is "destined to fail."
The Editor says...
Part of the president's job is to "take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed," which means that he should make it his business to
see that everybody who should be deported is deported. The claptrap about "attacking families" is typical liberal
bumper-sticker rhetoric: The "families" of which he speaks are those from which only a few relatives have made it to this
side of the border.
Post Lies to Americans; Claims Uncomfortable Facts About Illegal Aliens are Now "Myths". Most
economists see immigration policy as a matter of trade-offs. No matter which policy we choose, there
will always be winners and losers, and our political values help us decide how to weigh those competing
interests. For some advocates of mass immigration, however, there seems to be no recognition of
trade-offs at all. They have developed talking points that falsely portray immigration as
a win-win for everyone involved.
House opens anti-extremist summit amid questions about Islamic group. The White House
opened a summit Tuesday [2/17/2015] aimed at countering generic "violent extremism" amid complaints that the
administration is partnering in the effort with a Boston-based mosque with past links to terrorism.
At the start of the three-day conference with American community leaders and foreign ministers from
60 nations, Vice President Joseph R. Biden said the U.S. might be avoiding the kinds of
terrorist attacks that have struck Europe recently because America traditionally has been more welcoming
to immigrants. "We are a nation of immigrants and our strength is that we are a melting pot,"
Mr. Biden said.
The Editor says...
We are not a nation of immigrants. Most of us were born here. My family has lived in North America since the 17th century.
As for the melting pot, there is no incentive for immigrants to assimilate, speak our language, and obey our laws, so it's like a melting pot with no heat.
To make it more of a melting pot,  seal the international borders (except for departing traffic),  outlaw Spanish-language broadcasting,  eliminate birthright
(anchor baby) citizenship, and  put a 50% tax on wire transfers of funds to Mexico and Central America.
creates path to citizenship for Dreamers: report. The Obama administration quietly
told Congress this week that its deportation amnesty programs will, in fact, include a pathway to
citizenship, according to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, who said that breaks a
promise President Obama made to the country when he announced the program.
Bush: We will lose our liberties if we control the border. Jeb Bush made a series of
astonishing remarks about immigration Wednesday [2/4/2015]. [...] So if the parents commit a crime,
like robbing a bank, and give the money to the kids, we can't take the money away, because it's not
fair to the kids. If illegals bring their kids here so they can benefit from the American taxpayer,
there is no reason why we should let those kids benefit.
to GOP: 'Don't jeopardize our national security'. President Obama used the rollout of his budget Monday [2/2/2015]
to pressure Republicans to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security, accusing conservatives of putting the protection of
the nation at risk. "What we can't do is play politics with folks' economic security or with our national security," Obama
said from DHS headquarters in Washington. Speaking directly to Republicans, he added, "Don't jeopardize our national
security over this disagreement" on immigration.
Mickey and Other Measles Scapegoats. Unwilling to put the blame on the thousands upon
thousands of unaccompanied minors that Obama encouraged to migrate north last summer or the
possibility that an illegal visiting Disneyland is the source, is the CDC actually suggesting the
culprit might be a travelling American, or a visitor from overseas, or perhaps Dumbo or even Mickey
Mouse? The CDC is saying "We assume that someone got infected with measles overseas, visited
Disneyland park, and spread the disease to others." In other words, it could have been absolutely
anyone, from anywhere!
Just in Case
You Did not Know, You Were Lied to About Executive Amnesty. In the least surprising
development in all of human history, February is now around the corner, and Boehner and McConnell
are folding like cheap suits. [...] Make no mistake, however: this is exactly what Boehner and
McConnell wanted all along. They wanted Obama to take the heat with the conservative base for a
policy that they actually support. So they are mounting at every step of the way what has been
obviously fake and token opposition to Obama's plan.
Mexico Prez: Illegal Immigrants Stay in U.S. Because Border Too Secure. Former president of Mexico,
Felipe Calderon, offered his own reason why strengthening the border to stanch the flow of illegal immigrants from
Mexico is wrong: illegal immigrants will stay in the U.S. rather than return home to Mexico, because they
fear they won't be able to return to the U.S. He also stated that most illegal immigrants don't want to be
Lee: Obama Already Fixed The Border. Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said
President Obama has already successfully secured the U.S. border, and objected to the tone of a
House border security bill she said militarizes the country. "The president has spent
$108 billion on border security, and we have been successful," Jackson Lee said in a Homeland
Security committee markup Wednesday [1/21/2015]. "Oh we've had our moments, but we have been
successful." Jackson Lee brushed off the recent flood of unaccompanied children on the southern
border. "I know we had a disagreement," she said, referring to Republican critics who blamed
Obama's policies for the flood of immigrants.
Jarrett: Obama's Executive Actions Will 'Strengthen Our Immigration System'. White
House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett is not pleased with the Republican effort to defund President
Obama's executive action on immigration reform, arguing that his actions have actually improved the
immigration system. "Rather than trying to reverse what the president did, which will strengthen
our immigration system, keep America safe, why not pass a bill?" she asked during an interview with
CNN this morning.
The Editor says...
VJ wants the Congress to legitimize Obama's unilateral action by passing a
bill that does the same thing. It's not gonna happen.
Commerce Secretary: Obama's Amnesty Will 'Help' Economy. Commerce Secretary, Chicago native Penny
Pritzker, penned an editorial in support of Obama's amnesty policy, claiming that the president's move would be
a "source of economic opportunity" for the nation. Pritzker, a Chicago socialite and heir to the Pritzker
family fortune, began her piece equating the millions of legal immigrants in past decades to today's illegals
and said that without past immigrants America would not have experienced the progress and prosperity it has realized.
If Obama's Exec Amnesty Temporary, Why Hire 1K New DHS Employees? Thursday [12/4/2014] at the White
House press briefing, Fox News Channel's White House correspondent Ed Henry questioned press secretary Josh Earnest
over why the Department Homeland Security website posted job openings for a thousand new permanent government workers,
some making six figures, to process president Obama's executive order amnesty applications if the order is meant to
be temporary. [Video clip]
Immigration changes 'simple common sense'. Conservatives circulated draft legislation
Monday aimed at blocking President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration from taking
effect, as Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson prepared to offer GOP critics a full-throated
defense of the new policies.
The Editor says...
If the changes unilaterally enacted by Barack H. Obama were "common sense," they would have been passed by our elected representatives in Congress.
Whether Obama's amnesty is common sense or not -- and it isn't -- he does not have the authority to negate this country's borders and dissolve immigration
laws by his imperial decree.
Reflections on Lawlessness in
Government. [Scroll down] Obama had for several years refused to take such action, declaring it beyond his authority. Other
columnists have counted over twenty such instances. Now he has reversed course and decided that he has absolute authority to do
whatever he wants. One attempt at excusing this is the declaration that past presidents have done the same. This is an outright
fabrication. When immigration policy came before Presidents Reagan, Bush and even Eisenhower they only wrote orders to implement laws
passed by Congress. They did not act independently without congressional authority, AND, they met with congressional representatives
to be certain that the orders were in concert with the laws as passed and with congressional intent.
Americans Have No Right To Favor Americans. The only Americans who can legitimately
object to immigration are native Indian-Americans, President Barack Obama told his Chicago audience
Nov. 24, as he made an impassioned ideological plea for endless immigration, cultural diversity and
a big government to manage the resulting multicultural society. "There have been periods where
the folks who were already here suddenly say, 'Well, I don't want those folks,' even though the only
people who have the right to say that are some Native Americans," Obama said, rhetorically dismissing
the right of 300 million actual Americans to decide who can live in their homeland.
Missing Word in the Immigration Debate. [Scroll down] Note the strident
insistence with which liberals demand that we say "reproductive rights" instead of "abortion",
"gender" instead of "sex", and "undocumented" instead of "illegal". Each of these word choices hides
some aspect of an issue that liberals want to keep hidden. [...] With regard to immigration,
liberals insist on replacing the word "illegal" with "undocumented", a sly euphemism that suggests
that some sort of paperwork error is all that needs to be cleared up. Moreover, by expunging the
word "illegal", liberals have diverted attention away from the key word in the issue so successfully
that even conservatives have forgotten it.
'I've actually been very restrained'. President Obama said in an interview broadcast
Sunday that he "bent over backwards" to give Congress leeway to pass immigration reform. On ABC's
"This Week," Obama said he has issued fewer executive actions than most former presidents "by a long
shot." "If you ask historians, take a look at the track records of the modern presidency, I've
actually been very restrained. And I've been very restrained with respect to immigration. I bent
over backwards and will continue to do everything I can to get Congress to work," Obama said.
A Magic Pen And An Empty Suit.
The one positive thing I can say about the president's amnesty speech on Thursday is that I didn't
lose any respect for him afterwards. That is because me losing respect for Barack Obama is a
mathematical impossibility at this point. The speech had as much substance as the Sports
Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. An empty man in an empty hall spoke empty words to a nation that no
longer believes him. Only rank partisans, drooling drones, and the progressive media revere Barack
Obama anymore. We are watching the tumbling of an empty suit in a dryer. [...] Loaded with sob
stories, the speech and the spin after attempted to make our feelings overwhelm our brains.
Unfortunately for Obama and the Democrats, tales of families being "ripped apart" because their
child was born here while they are illegal are meaningless.
'Returns, removals' of illegal immigrants 'plummet' under Obama. President Obama has cut in half the number of
illegal immigrants "removed or returned" than during the George W. Bush administration, according to a new report that
cheers the results. "Using a broader, more accurate measure of the number of unauthorized immigrants removed from the
country since the first year of the Bush presidency, we find that in fact the total number of 'removals' and 'returns' has
actually plummeted during the Obama presidency," said the report from the progressive group NDN. "In 2012, the Obama
administration removed and returned almost a million people less than the height of the Bush presidency. And every year
of the Obama presidency has seen a sizable decline in the total number of unauthorized migrants removed or returned to their
countries," added the report, which rebuffs concerns among immigrants that the president is surging deportations.
Immigration crucial to American innovation. Biden said a "constant, substantial stream of immigrants" is
important to the American economy, urging citizenship for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.
Fictions as Truth.
On illegal immigration scandals, the president would have us believe: [#1] Almost all illegal
aliens arrive here to work; very few are the old, young, sick, criminal, unskilled, uneducated, or
those seeking public assistance. [#2] The border is a fluid construct originally designed by
largely illiberal interests to artificially claim land that was indigenously owned. [#3] Mexico
is an enlightened partner that wishes to help the U.S. with its labor needs. [#4] At a time of
worker scarcity, we desperately need more low-skilled laborers to keep the U.S. economy humming along.
border crisis isn't Obama's Katrina — it's worse. Many have parsed what
President Barack Obama's critics mean when they charge that the handling of the crisis on America's
southern border is "Obama's Katrina." [...] It is impossible to know how many children crossing the
American border have died as a result of their trek across forsaken deserts. At least one
15-year-old Guatemalan boy lost his life as the result of dehydration, but there has not been a
death toll comparable to Katrina. In terms of body count, these two crises are not comparable.
But this is all Obama's supporters have going for them. The president's approach to this crisis is
distinct from George W. Bush's approach to Katrina insofar as the current president is comfortable
campaigning on, rather than addressing, an ongoing disaster.
edict raises new questions about benefits for illegal immigrants. When the Affordable
Care Act was being written and debated, President Obama took care to emphasize that no illegal
immigrants would be eligible for its benefits. Obama and the Democrats who passed the bill were
sensitive to public concerns that those who entered the United States illegally should not receive
assistance intended for those here legally. Indeed, an Obama promise along those lines played a
role in one of the most notorious incidents of the president's time in office. "There are also those
who claim that our reform efforts would insure illegal immigrants," Obama said in a Sept. 9, 2009
healthcare address to a joint session of Congress. "This, too, is false. The reforms I'm
proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally."
The Editor says...
As we see with Obamacare, the rules can and will
change week by week, to make Obama's pet projects look good on paper. Newspaper, especially.
George H.W. Bush really shield 1.5 million illegal immigrants? Nope. Who knew that an
article that appeared on Page 3 of the metro section of the New York Times nearly a quarter-century
ago could have such resonance in today's policy debates?
condescending stereotype of Mexicans. It is unbelievable that the president of the
United States would say something this elitist regarding the nation's largest minority group —
and perhaps just as worse that it's gone virtually unreported. [...] Not all Mexicans do the type of work
that Obama described, especially the ones who have been in the country for several generations and have
gone to college. This is just more of the same, sadly, to be expected from this arrogant president
who jaunts around the world on luxury vacations, and whose favorite past time is golf, not charity and
actually helping those less fortunate.
Rule of Amnesty Fight Club. President Obama says he's doing this because Republicans
in Congress have refused to act on immigration reform. But of course he's doing it before the new
Republican Congress has even been sworn in. What he really means is that he has refused to negotiate
with Republicans on an immigration bill. He wanted to dictate terms and tell Congress what kind of
legislation it had to pass. Now that this has failed, he wants to turn immigration into an
advantageous political issue, rallying Hispanic voters to support the president against the new
Wanted to 'Work Together' With Republicans So Much That He Spent Nine Months Planning to Work Around
Them. After the voters rejected President Obama and his policies and his party on
November 4, the president spoke to the nation and declared that he had gotten the election's
message. That message was: The American people want Democrats and Republicans in Washington
to work together. He didn't mean that. It was just a line he used to buy time.
Give $3.7B For Border I Said Was Secure In 2012. During his re-election campaign, President Obama said
emphatically that the southwestern border was secure. Now he wants billions to cope with the flood of illegals
crossing that very border. According to various news accounts, the number of illegals coming across the border
has surged to 35,000 [per] month. In just the past few months, more than 50,000 unaccompanied children crossed
over, creating a huge humanitarian crisis. How can this possibly be happening? After all, didn't Obama
tell us when he ran for re-election that the border with Mexico was secure? As a matter of fact, he did.
Many times. In a 2011 speech in El Paso, Obama ripped Republicans for holding up immigration legislation
because of border security concerns.
immigrant surge, White House story falls apart. Most of the illegal immigrants are what Border Patrol officials call OTMs.
That is, while they are crossing into the United States from Mexico, they are actually from other countries — in this case,
mostly Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador — and are classified as Other Than Mexican immigrants.
fundraises off immigration speech, seeks $1,000 contributions. President Obama is
fundraising off his controversial immigration decision Thursday night, dispatching an email that
steers readers to a "Donate Today" page that seek contributions up to $1,000. That page reads,
"Thanks — now, we need to fight back. President Obama is taking action. The other side
wants nothing more than to tear this progress down. Help fight back — make a donation
today." What's more, in his email from his Organizing for Action, he claims that he is just like
every other president in taking action on issues where Congress failed to act.
Obama Guilty of 'Flagrant Untruth' Regarding Executive Amnesty. Even as word is leaking out
that President Obama will announce his long-awaited executive action on immigration this week, House Speaker
John Boehner has posted a summary of previous presidential statements admitting the limits of executive
power. Boehner's communications advisor Matt Wolking authored [an] article which is entitled
"22 Times President Obama Said He Couldn't Ignore or Create His Own Immigration Law."
Case against Obama's Amnesty. Just a few years ago, a prominent national Democrat
firmly and unequivocally rejected the idea that the president of the United States could
singlehandedly enact an amnesty program for millions of illegal immigrants. In 2011, for example,
this Democrat reminded us that "there are laws on the books that Congress has passed," and that
therefore it would not be permissible for the president to "suspend deportations through executive
order." In 2013, this same Democrat noted that granting a unilateral amnesty for adults residing
in our country illegally was "not an option," because it would amount to "ignoring the law." As
you might have guessed, that Democrat was President Obama.
on Camera: Obama Called Exec Immigration Action Illegal... 25 Times!. Tomorrow night,
President Barack Obama will announce what appears to be the most sweeping executive action on
immigration in American history. For years, he has called such action illegal; in fact,
"The Kelly File" found 25 instances in which Obama said so on camera.
Clyburn Compares Obama Exec Amnesty to Emancipation Proclamation, Integration of Military. One of the
top Democrats in the House is comparing President Barack Obama's forthcoming executive amnesty that would give illegal
immigrants special treatment under law to the Emancipation Proclamation and the integration of the military, which allowed
Americans to be treated equally under the law.
Is Immigration Americans'
No. 1 Priority? Overwhelmingly, people are rejecting Obamacare. They understand that
everything promised to them was a lie. The reality is that when Rep. Joe Wilson from South Carolina
shouted out "You lie!" to Obama, when he promised that Obamacare would not cover illegals, Wilson
was speaking the truth. He has now been vindicated, because a $28.8 million dollar award went
to 67 community health-care centers around the country with more than $8.5 million earmarked for migrant
and seasonal farm workers — money that should be going to benefit American citizens. Once again,
this issue goes to the heart of illegal immigration and its consequences.
Make-It-Up World. [Scroll down] Language is useful for inventing new realities.
"Illegal alien" is a time-tested phrase denoting foreign citizens who crossed a national border contrary
to law. "Undocumented immigrant" is now used to diminish the bothersome fact that millions have
broken and continue to break the law.
Criminally Convicted Illegals onto Our Streets. Despite last year's furor surrounding
the release, the administration continued to insist that only "low-risk offenders who do not have
serious criminal records," had been set free. [...] USA Today, which obtained the ICE data
via a Freedom of Information Act request, reveals the fraudulence of Morton's claims, noting there
was "one person in Texas charged with aggravated kidnapping and sexually assaulting a child, as well
as others charged with armed assaults or assaulting police officers," the paper states. "Another
immigrant released from Miami had been charged with conspiracy to commit homicide. Two detainees
from Boston had been charged with aggravated assault using a weapon."
on Surge of Central Americans into US: 'Not a Border Security Issue'. House Minority
Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) made an unscheduled appearance at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Institute's annual public policy conference on Tuesday [9/30/2014] in Washington, D.C., where he said that the
recent surge of Central Americans across the U.S. border with Mexico does not represent border insecurity but
rather people who want to be in the United States. "There's not a border security issue," Hoyer said at a
panel discussion about the more than 66,000 unaccompanied alien children and 66,000 plus "family units" who have
crossed the U.S. border over the past year, according to Customs and Border Protection statistics. "We're
a much more secure border.
Gutierrez: I have a duty to protect America, which is why I can't support a border security bill. You trust a guy
who openly admits his only loyalty is to the immigrant community to do what's best for the country at large, don't you? [...]
Meanwhile, Dick Durbin's blaming the Ebola epidemic in Africa in part on House Republicans' failure to pass the Gang of Eight
bill. If Boehner came back to him today with a pure border security bill that contains some provisions for fighting Ebola,
think Durbin would suck it up and sacrifice amnesty to pass it? Me neither.
Obama's Untruth, Inc. Have
any of the statements the administration has presented about our southern border proven true? Do we know how many people have recently
crossed into the United States illegally, what exactly U.S. immigration policy is, or where exactly foreign nationals are and what are their
statuses? The public polls strongly against lax borders and blanket amnesties, so the administration apparently must deceive to permit
both — and in a politically disingenuous fashion of postponing the requisite executive orders until after the 2014 midterm elections,
while blaming the delay on the crisis on the border that it caused.
Immigration plan wasn't delayed to save the Senate. President Obama claimed in an interview Saturday [9/6/2014]
that he did not delay long-awaited executive action on immigration reform to protect Senate Democrats, saying that the border
crisis made him recalculate when to unveil his blueprint. "That's not the reason," Obama told NBC's "Meet the Press" when
asked if he pushed back his timeline on immigration merely to appease Senate Democrats. "The truth of the matter is — is
that the politics did shift midsummer because of that problem," Obama added in excerpts of the interview released late Saturday.
"I want to spend some time, even as we're getting all our ducks in a row for the executive action, I also want to make sure that the public
understands why we're doing this, why it's the right thing for the American people, why it's the right thing for the American economy."
Invents "Immigration Rights" in Milwaukee Labor Speech. During an address to labor union leaders and
supporters at Milwaukee's Laborfest on September 1, President Obama added another category to the long list of
special interests that demand their own rights — "immigration rights." [...] In a statement quoted by
the Daily Caller, Mark Krikorian, director of the Center of Immigration Studies, said that Obama's "immigration
rights" phrase "implies that some people have the right to move here."
The Editor states the obvious:
Immigration is not a right.
Invents 'Immigration Rights' For Foreigners. President Barack Obama believes that many
foreigners have a right to immigrate into the United States, regardless of what Americans prefer,
say immigration experts. The evidence emerged from the president's mouth on Labor Day, as Obama
was urging his supporters to vote in November, despite the struggling economy. "Cynicism is a bad
choice... Hope is what gives young people the strength to march for women's rights, and worker's
rights, and civil rights, and voting rights, and gay rights and immigration rights," Obama told
union supporters gathered Sept. 1 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
House Fuzzy on Timing of Obama's Executive Amnesty. President Obama insists that he still plans to make an executive
decision on immigration reform, but his timeline for action grows increasingly convoluted. Obama and his team spent most of
the summer previewing his executive action on immigration reform, vowing to fix what they describe as a "broken immigration system"
without Congress as soon as possible.
Are The Missing Unaccompanied Alien Children? They Never Existed — That's "Where". We began documenting
two months ago the "border crisis" of unaccompanied alien children, UAC's, was a pure ruse, a figment. Constructed simply to
create the optics of crisis and support the demand for comprehensive immigration reform prior to the congressional recess.
Evidence continued to mount week after week as we followed the money flowing out of the DHS and HHS agencies to various left-wing
social constructs who were profiting from the scheme. Panic and alarm sounded as $3.7 billion was demanded by Obama to
cope with the non existent "border crisis" — couched more favorably as a "humanitarian crisis".
Obama has got
to be kidding. He actually said this: the system "is so broken" that "folks don't
know what the rules are." He was referring to the children's crusade on our borders that has
caused chaos as tens of thousands of people try to illegally enter America — a crisis he has
created by lax, or no-enforcement, of our immigration laws and by issuing executive orders that
basically re-created the Dream Act — a law that could not pass Congress. But the statement
was just stunning in its disingenuousness and yet another example of the most hypocritical president in
Hides Steady Inflow Of Central American Migrants. The unprecedented multi-year inflow of 150,000
poor Central American migrants into the United States has dropped by only one-quarter during the hottest and most
dangerous month of this year. That's contrary to the spin from the officials who have tried to claim the August
drop was much larger and that the post-2009 inflow is perhaps coming to an end. "The number of apprehensions in
August are down from July, and they're actually lower than they were August of last year," President Barack Obama
claimed during an August 28 press conference.
Rights": What Are They? Actually, our immigration system is "broken" only in that the Obama administration
refuses to enforce the laws. If the administration similarly refused to enforce federal laws against forgery, you
could equally say that our currency system is "broken." And the legislation that the Republican House refuses to
pass is opposed by a large majority of Americans, notwithstanding its support from CEOs and union bosses.
mainstreaming of liberalism. Fifty years ago, hardly anyone in America argued that the
country should embrace a policy of open borders, which is essentially what the American policy has
been the past three decades. It was widely understood throughout the American polity back then that
serious nations must protect their borders and manage immigration through the rule of law. Today, on
the other hand, it is an entirely mainstream idea that our borders don't really matter, that the
illegals already here must be made legal even absent any serious effort to stem the tide of illegal
immigration (which has been down in recent years but will pick up again when the U.S. economy revives).
Attkisson wants to know where the illegal immigrant children have gone. Since the border crisis began, three
military facilities housing more than 7,700 unaccompanied, illegal immigrant children have been close[d]. Where were they sent?
The government isn't providing answers to citizens, to reporters, or even to Congress. Of the ones that we can track down, the
largest numbers seem to be going to Texas, New York, Maryland and Virginia.
the last 6 months, 37,477 illegal immigrant kids released, only 280 deported. I'm
shocked, shocked I tell you, to learn that during the last 6 months, 99% of illegal alien minors who
snuck across the border have been released. How can this be? Our president, who never tells a lie,
said many times that the illegal kids couldn't stay, that they would be sent home. Instead, it
appears that the president misspoke. Or was misunderstood. Or Republicans have twisted his words.
our immigration system is not broken. The part of the system that lets people into the
United States is working — not without flaws, of course, but successfully managing the
country's immigration needs every day. And while the part that keeps people out of the country, or
expels them if they overstay their permission to be here, is not working very well, it's not because
the system is broken, but because Congress and the president do not want it to work. First, the
part that lets people in. The United States grants legal permanent resident status —
better known as a green card — to about one million people each year.
Adult Illegal Aliens With 'Graying' Hair Enrolled in Public Schools. The mayor of
Lynn, Mass. says that some of the illegal aliens from Guatemala who are enrolled in her city's
public schools are adults with graying hair and "more wrinkles than I have." "They are not all
children," Judith Flanagan Kennedy told reporters at a press conference at the National Press Club
in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday [8/27/2014]. "One of the things that we did notice when we were
processing some of these students coming in was that they were adults," she said.
Confirmed — The Ficticious Unaccompanied Alien Children No Longer Need Housing. Three weeks ago we
shared the fact that well over 40,000 reported UAC's were missing from this year[']s record keeping. The facts [are]
catching up with the ruse. Well, the truth was/is they're not technically missing because they never existed in
the first place. DHS, which compiles the reports coming from the Border Patrol, and then gives the statistical summaries
of the reports, had artifically inflated the apprehension numbers to support the White House narrative. However, DHS, or
more accurately Jeh Johnson, could not divert the end user of the apprehension reports, The Executive Office of Immigration
Reform, the entity who controls the court dockets, from recording the missing reports.
Obama amnesty isn't fair and won't solve the immigration crisis. President Obama has
his staff looking for loopholes in the law that would let him give "administrative" amnesty to
millions of illegal immigrants. If Congress won't do it, he argues, then he must. That makes no
sense. If Americans really supported amnesty, lawmakers would have given them what they wanted
rather than spend the past seven years arguing about "comprehensive" immigration reform. Even if
only liberal lawmakers thought amnesty was a good idea, it would have been a done deal five years
ago when Democrats controlled both houses of Congress and the White House. Obama has already been
down the "unilateral amnesty" road before, with his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
That administrative decree is widely credited with fueling the flood of adolescent immigrants now
washing illegally over our southern border.
Children to Be Classified as 'Homeless' to Avoid School Enrollment Documentation Requirements. In
response to an inquiry about unaccompanied minors from one of its school divisions, Virginia's Department of
Education issued a memo this month reminding its 132 divisions about their obligation to educate all
children. "In light of the heightened media coverage of the issue of undocumented immigrant children,
VDOE provides the following updated information for your use in responding to community questions or issues,"
says the memo distributed to the commonwealth's 132 school divisions and obtained by Breitbart News. The
memo to Virginia's school divisions stressed the need to provide all children "equal access to an education" and
highlighted the updated guidance from the Obama administration providing more flexibility on the documentation
students need to enroll in public schools.
Has No Receipts for Thousands of Unaccompanied Alien Children. The Department of Justice does not
have receipts for more than half of the unaccompanied alien children apprehended at the southwest border by Border
Patrol since the start of fiscal year 2013, government records show. U.S. Customs and Border Protection data
show more than 85,000 total apprehensions of unaccompanied alien children during fiscal year 2013 and fiscal year
2014 through June.
Unaccompanied Alien Children Mysteriously Vanish — Border Patrol and Executive Office Of
Immigration Review's Numbers Don't Match. Readers will note that since the word of the
border crisis hit the media our research has indicated the entire construct of a humanitarian crisis
for children is a ruse. There simply are not mass influxes of Unaccompanied Alien Children. For
almost two months we have been repeating that it's all a fraud — the influx is families,
or more specifically women with children. There is no border crisis about unaccompanied alien
children — period. Sure there are "some" unaccompanied minors, but no-where near the
figures that are bantered about in the media.
of Education: Unaccompanied Illegal Immigrant Minors 'Entitled to' Public Education.
The Department of Education released a fact sheet Monday about the availability of public school
education for undocumented immigrant children — specifically the tens of thousands unaccompanied
minors who have recently entered the U.S. illegally. [...] The fact sheet lays out the basics about
the undocumented immigrant children's rights and what communities can do to help with enrollment.
The Editor says...
Obviously illegal immigrants are not entitled to anything but a fair trial and a swift deportation.
The government's eagerness to get foreign kids into public schools is certainly suspicious.
Why would the federal government want to heap an additional burden on the local schools?
(1) The school systems are partly reimbursed by the federal government on a per capita basis.
This keeps the school systems dependent on government handouts. (2) Kids in public schools are subject
to socialist indoctrination. More malleable young minds in the classroom means more subservient burger-flipping
drones in the near future.
Biden on Minors at
Border: 'These Are Our Kids'. Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday [8/6/2014] that the United
States will be judged by how it treats the thousands of young immigrants showing up on its border, but
warned that the U.S. will be forced to send some minors back to dangerous, unfortunate environments nonetheless.
Highlights Decrease in Unaccompanied Minor Apprehensions. The month of July saw a
decrease in the number of apprehensions of unaccompanied minors and family units illegally crossing
the southern border into the United States, according to new data released by the Department of
Homeland Security. In July, 5,508 unaccompanied minors and 7,410 adults with children were
apprehended in what DHS is describing as a "significant decrease." By comparison, in June the
government apprehended 10,628 unaccompanied minors and 16,330 adults with children illegally entering
the U.S. through the southwest border.
The Editor says...
Just because they aren't being apprehended, don't assume they aren't still crossing the border.
Surge Is About Magnets, Not Gangs. Justifying the Central American surge on our
unguarded border as a flight from intolerable homeland violence, the political left has attempted to
paint this year's 240,000-person influx of illegal aliens into the U.S. as a matter of
refugees — and anyone who opposes the human flood tide as heartless. Their pictures of
women and toddlers tug on the heartstrings. It's rubbish. The border surge is mainly a rational
response to a U.S. government that refuses to enforce its own border, offering a variety of
incentives to lawbreakers — and a huge business opportunity for Central American
smuggling gangs, which are drumming up new markets well beyond the traditional Mexican one.
Calls Down the Wrath of Heaven on Conservatives. Friday, from the floor of the House
of Representatives, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi attacked her Republican colleagues for their
push of passage of two bills to deal with the ongoing crisis at the U.S. southern border. Pelosi
invoked a letter from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops lobbying against the GOP efforts and
urged her Republicans to read the the Parable of the Good Samaritan from the New Testament of the Bible.
'I'm Going To Have To Act Alone' On Border Crisis. President Barack Obama says House Republicans are trying to
pass the most extreme and unworkable version of an immigration bill even though they know the bill isn't going anywhere.
Dems Say Republicans Want to 'Return Children to Their Deaths'. "Republicans want to
indiscriminately return children to their deaths!" Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Calif.) said in remarks on
the House floor on Friday [8/1/2014], as members of the House of Representatives were forced to delay their
August recess to deal with a border appropriations bill. Cardenas was one of many Democrats who
blasted Republicans for wanting to stop the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States.
Wrong: 2008 Law Does Not Allow Alien Child Invasion. A new report shows the vast
majority of unaccompanied minors aren't unaccompanied at all, have family members inside the U.S.,
are not victims of human trafficking and thus can be deported immediately. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of
Illinois and other Democrats have repeatedly made the argument that Republicans shouldn't complain
about the current border invasion since it was a 2008 law that automatically entitles minors from
noncontiguous countries to asylum hearings before they face deportation. Gutierrez and his liberal
colleagues in Congress and the media should read the law to find out what's in it.
We Must Exploit Border Crisis To "Quickly" Pass Amnesty. Dems helped foster this mess
so they could try and ram amnesty legislation through Congress.
We Being Lied To? — Detainment Center At Artesia New Mexico Claims Lockdown Due To
Chicken Pox. A few days ago we shared the Washington Times story about a facility in
New Mexico being closed due to a Chicken Pox outbreak. [...] Is the Chicken Pox story a cover for
the more troublesome Tuberculosis outbreak? Is the New Mexico quarantine really because of Chicken
Pox? If so, why didn't they quarantine the facility as they began x-ray screening for the 89
active skin-test TB cases ?
The Loophole is Obama.
It's been reported everywhere — the New York Times, the Washington Post,
Fox News — that the William Wilberforce Sex Trafficking Act requires that any non-Mexican
children who show up on our border be admitted and given a hearing. (New York Times, July 7,
2014: "Immigrant Surge Rooted in Law to Curb Child Trafficking.") The problem, we've been told,
is that a loophole in the sex trafficking law mandates these hearings — or "removal
proceedings." But there is no such loophole. The fact that people on both sides of
the aisle are telling the same lie about this law is worrisome.
Alien Surprise. Barack Obama's manufactured border crisis is one of the clearest
expressions of contempt for the will of the people by an American ruler since the days when we
promised ourselves we'd never have rulers. The whole immigration "debate" has always been conducted
in such an air of contempt. It's hard to find anyone on the amnesty side who is willing to speak
honestly to the American people. They lie to us and patronize us by reflex. Even conservative
pundits have been known to misrepresent the proportion of teddy-bear-clutching eight-year olds in
the current migratory wave. And this isn't new, because today's amnesty push follows waves of
illegal immigration that rolled in over the years since the last amnesty deal... which was supposed to be
the last time such a measure would ever be necessary, because it included strong border security commitments.
Illegal Surge Is Mostly Families, Not Unaccompanied Kids. Border Patrol statistics found buried on a government
website confirm that most of the Central American illegal aliens apprehended in the recent surge are family units. Less
than one-fourth (22 percent) of all those apprehended are unaccompanied alien children (UACs) from Central America.
The number of illegally arriving families shot up five times faster than UAC arrivals over last year.
The Left, 'Children' Are The Battering Ram To Force Amnesty. The White House and open-borders
lobby have stepped up pressure for amnesty by painting the migrant tsunami as a flood of toddlers. But
a Pew study, citing Border Patrol data, shows that more than half the entrants are teenage males.
They're Not Refugees.
The unaccompanied children flooding our southern border are not refugees and do not qualify for
asylum under U.S. law or international law. It is worth noting that border patrol agents are
telling reporters that these "children" often look 24 years old and that some have gray hair.
With no documentation, they have been coached to say they are 17. We don't have any documentation
as to what countries they are actually from. Many of these "unaccompanied minors" are accompanied
by one or two parents.
Pelosi: Moses Was a Refugee Too, Just Like Baby Jesus. House Minority Leader Nancy
Pelosi doubled down on her comments that Americans should view the flood of children crossing the
border while claiming refugee status just like baby Jesus. Pelosi reminded reporters that it was
the National Conference of Catholic Bishops that used the baby Jesus analogy. She then suggested
that if Moses hadn't have been accepted by the Egyptians, then there wouldn't be the Ten Commandments.
The Editor says...
Nothing is more useless than a sermon about the meaning of the Bible delivered by one of the leaders
of the Abortion Party.
The Unaccompanied Minor And the Ten Plagues. [House Minority] Leader Pelosi probably
views Moses in the Nile as similar to Central Americans being ferried across the Rio Grande by human
smugglers. That's why, to support the refugee argument, the minority leader said, "What would we do
if Moses had not been accepted by the pharaoh's family? We wouldn't have the Ten Commandments, for
starters." So, according to Nancy, if the Egyptians hadn't fished baby Moses out of the Nile the
world would never have had the Ten Commandments, one of which is "Thou Shalt Not Kill," a decree
neither Mrs. Pelosi nor any of her cohorts consider when butchering unborn babies.
The Editor says...
Ms. Pelosi's understanding of the Bible is so poor that she appears to give credit to Moses as the
author of the Ten Commandments.
No Longer the World's Policeman,
We're Now the World's Social Worker. This entire farce just emphasizes the only people
who are ignored and actually living in the shadows here are the citizens of the United States.
Two particular items stand out in this latest crisis. The Mainstream Media is focusing on the
children and the human tragedy, but no one asks what kind of parents use their children for pawns,
other than the Kardashians? The second is the claim that the children are fleeing dangerous
neighborhoods. Well okay, but when you are frightened do you normally flee 1,200 miles?
Most of us stop running when the get out of the bad guy's range. And isn't it convenient
they only feel safe in the new Obama welfare state?
Van Hollen: Legalizing Illegals Will 'Reduce the Deficit'. When asked whether
legalizing illegal immigrants would help unemployed Americans, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D.-Md.)
responded by pointing to testimony from the director of the Congressional Budget Office that Van
Hollen said indicated enactment of the Senate immigration bill (which gave illegal aliens a "path to
citizenship') would "reduce the deficit and increase long-term economic growth."
Democrats Who Lied About Border Security Called Out in a Video So Absurd It's Hilarious. The
Washington Free Beacon has put together a greatest hits compilation of the Democrats' border security quotes.
Why would the Democrats continuously insist that the border is secure? Perhaps because Republicans insist on
having a secure border before discussing any type of immigration reform legislation. [Video clip]
and 'the least of these'. Nancy Pelosi went so far as to lecture us that "every person has
a spark of divinity in them, and is therefore worthy of respect — what we saw in those rooms
was [a] dazzling, sparkling, array of God's children, worthy of respect." It is no surprise that
the left in America would stoop to using children as pawns in their never-ending quest for political
supremacy. When you are willing to take positions that call for the killing of the most vulnerable
among us — those in the womb — are there any depths to which one wouldn't sink?
House Hid Huge Spike Of Families Crossing Border. New data shows the White House has
painted a false picture of the Central American migration by hiding a huge spike in "family units"
who are illegally crossing the Texas border. The data, which was dumped by the U.S. border patrol
late Friday afternoon [7/18/2014], shows that inflow of youths and children traveling without parents has
doubled since 2013, to 57,525 in the nine months up to July 2014.
Examples of What Liberalism REALLY Is. [#2] Liberalism is claiming that the "border is secure" while saying
we shouldn't deport anyone who illegally crosses the border.
border invaders are not children; they're working age. Most of those invading America's
southern border are not what we normally call "children." They evidently are 16 years old
and older — working age. They are labeled children to promote political agendas, even
though most are teens and adults, according to those willing to break down a White House-imposed wall of
secrecy. If we had such a formidable wall at the border, we wouldn't have this mess. These
are not toddlers or grade-schoolers who miraculously traveled more than 1,600 miles. These are
persons of working age who are ready to displace Americans who want jobs. Being in their late teens
and early 20s, they're a direct challenge to Americans of those ages, a group whose unemployment rates are
two to three times higher than the official national average. But the Obama administration won't
reveal the truth about the ages of the illegal immigrants.
'Dreamers' here legitimately. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says
immigrants who came to the country illegally at a young age are now legitimate residents and should
not be deported. Reid made the remarks in response to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is demanding
that an emergency spending bill for the border reverse President Obama's 2012 order halting
deportations of so-called Dreamers.
Reich: Border Children Should Be Declared 'Drug War Refugees'. Wednesday [7/16/2014] on
MSNBC's "All In," Robert Reich, President Bill Clinton's former Secretary of Labor, said American drug
users are responsible for the "drug war" policy which is causing the violent chaos in the illegal immigrant
children's home countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras therefore the unaccompanied minors flooding
across the U.S.-Mexico border should all be declared "drug war refugees."
Need to Acknowledge the Potential Scale of the Border Crisis. Last night [7/14/2014]
on Fox News' Special Report, Kirsten Powers [... asked] a rhetorical question, "This is a country
that cannot handle 60,000 refugees?" If we were talking about 60,000 refugees, then the answer
would probably be yes, we can handle that. But in reality, the problem already far exceeds this
figure. For starters, we had 40,000 child immigrants arrive last year and 20,000 the year before
that. Very few of those ever went home. So we've already absorbed more than 60,000.
Add to that the 90,000 that are expected by the end of this fiscal year and you've now got 150,000.
The real question is how many come next year once they hear through the grapevine that the U.S. is accepting
Leahy Cites Holocaust Victims in Plea to Embrace Unaccompanied Minors. In a speech urging his Senate
colleagues to accept the thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing the border, Sen. Patrick Leahy reminded his
colleagues of a time when the United States turned back Jews fleeing the Holocaust.
is 'Under Control,' Says Sheila Jackson Lee. Despite the border crisis that involves
more than 1,000 illegal immigrants entering the country each day, Texas Democratic Congresswoman
Sheila Jackson Lee apparently believes the U.S.-Mexico border is "under control." On MSNBC she
recently said, "I disagree it is in devastating condition. I think with now 21,000 border patrol
agents it is under control."
border is secure. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday [7/15/2014] asserted the
southern border is secure despite the massive surge of illegal minors from Central America that has
overwhelmed federal agencies. "The border is secure," he told reporters after the Senate
Democrats' weekly policy lunch. "[Sen.] Martin Heinrich [(D-N.M.)] talked to the caucus today.
He's a border state senator. He said he can say without any equivocation the border is secure."
Heart of "Immigration Reform" Exposed. The reaction to the border chaos in Texas has
accomplished one thing: It has exploded the lie at the heart of current "comprehensive" immigration
reform plans. The basic structure of those plans is a swap of a) near-immediate legalization
for b) increased border security in the future. The appealing idea is to let current illegals
stay while taking the steps necessary to prevent further waves. The lie is the assumption that,
once current illegals get their legalization, pro-immigrant activists in both parties will continue
to support the second half of the bargain, the increased security.
and the Rule of Law. Nobody is saying that the kids shouldn't be cared for. But the
notion, pushed by the United Nations and a growing volume of liberal commentators, is that we must
treat these illegals as refugees and let them stay in America rather than being sent back home.
The argument for this proposition rests principally on the idea that the kids are in genuine danger
from violence in their own countries. Looked at from that point of view, sending them back would be
a death sentence. Thus, granting them asylum is being represented as not merely ethical but our
obligation as civilized people. But the problem with this reasoning is that if this position is
allowed to stand, Central America and indeed, much of the rest of the world, might well empty out as
immigrants seeking a better life pour into the United States.
Obama Had A DREAM.
The White House's explanation of why so many "children" are crossing our southern border recently is
that the violence in Central America drove them here. Also, as usual, Bush is to blame: in 2008
President Bush signed a law "to prevent immigration officials from inadvertently sending [children]
back to pimps and drug violence".
Intel Report: Violence in Central America Not Primary factor in Border Crisis. An
elite, law-enforcement sensitive El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) intel report from July 7, 2014
was leaked to Breitbart Texas and reveals that homicide rates in Central America suggest violence is
likely not the primary cause of the surge of thousands of unaccompanied minors and incomplete family
units illegally entering the United States.
York Times: Border Crisis 'a Myth'. The New York Times editorial board believes
the border crisis is merely "a myth." In a weekend editorial, the Times said the "White
House is getting it mostly right" on immigration and blasted Republicans, who are "throwing up
roadblocks" with "dangerous overreaction." The Times praised the Obama administration's request for
$3.7 billion in aid to deal with a crisis they think is a "myth." "The besieged border is a myth,
and the arrival of a few thousand weary refugee children on buses does not make the myth true," the
Activists to Congress: Don't Immediately Deport Illegals from Mexico. Lawyers
advocating for illegal immigrant children flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border want Congress to
make it more difficult to deport illegal immigrants, even from Mexico. Under current law, the
federal government can immediately deport illegal immigrants from Mexico and Canada. Those from
countries like Central America, though, cannot be immediately deported under a 2008 law. The
American Immigration Lawyers Association told Congress this week that "there is no valid reason for
treating vulnerable unaccompanied children differently based on their country of origin."
A nation of
immigrants. We are told by Liberals that we should not be concerned about the current
immigrant invasion of the U.S. because, after all, we are a "nation of immigrants." Not in the
way that Libs mean it. Past immigrants to America have left failed cultures that immigrants knew
were failures. That is why they left them to come to America. They came here to join the American
culture of achievement and private property which lets them benefit from their achievements. They
left cultures of tyranny to join America's culture of liberty. Immigrants on the southern border
currently are not in this tradition.
Gov. Martin O'Malley: 'Refugees' Shouldn't Be Sent 'Back to Death'. At the National Governors
Association meeting on Friday in Tennessee, Maryland Democrat Governor Martin O'Malley said the illegal
immigrant children who are flooding across the border are "refugees" who should not be sent back to be
killed in their home countries. "It is contrary to everything we stand for to try to summarily
send children back to death," he said, according to TIME.
Feinstein Compares Immigrant Children To Jews Fleeing Nazi Germany. Sen. Dianne
Feinstein, D-Calif., reportedly made a comparison between "boatloads of Jewish immigrants" turned
away from the U.S. as they attempted escape from Nazi Germany during World War II and the current
influx of illegal immigrants coming across the border today. As President Barack Obama met with
Texas Gov. Rick Perry and other Republican and Democratic officials to discuss the ongoing border
crisis, Feinstein joined several Democrats in criticizing moves to deport thousands of Central
American unaccompanied illegal children back to their respective countries, Boston.com reports.
"I think we'd better think twice," Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., said.
Sally Kohn: 'This is not a
border crisis'. [Scroll down] Seconds later, Kohn insisted that the border crisis was not a border
crisis at all. In fact, she seemed believed that it could be more accurately labeled a bureaucratic crisis.
"This is not a border crisis," Kohn said. "These kids are coming to the border, they're getting stopped, the border's
working." "Republicans are trying to turn this into a narrative of 'Oh, the border isn't working," she continued.
"They're not slipping through holes on the border," Kohn concluded. "It's just not happening."
pathetic border crisis blame shifting. President Barack Obama really wants you to know
that Republicans share the blame for the ongoing crisis at the border. [...] "Yesterday, I asked
Congress..." "Congress has the capacity right now..." "The challenge is, is Congress prepared
to act?" No, the challenge is not Congress. The challenge is on the border, where the president
has steadfastly refused to go so as not to be too intimately associated with this crisis.
Angrily Claims That Deporting Illegals... is Illegal! Here's an irony alert for you.
U.S. Representative Gutierrez went on the Reid Report this afternoon to angrily denounce fellow Congressman
Raul Labrador's suggestion that illegals be deported by emphatically claiming that it's illegal to do so.
Now, technically he's correct — under the law, illegal alien children who are not from Mexico cannot
be immediately deported without additional steps taken to make sure they're not victims of human trafficking.
But it's terribly ironic for this House Representative to be emphatically yelling about the inviolability of law
passed by congress, when he's calling on Obama to ignore the U.S. House and institute the Senate version of immigration
reform unilaterally by executive order.
immigration no-brainer. As is his wont, President Obama is treating the border crisis —
more than 50,000 unaccompanied children crossing illegally — as a public relations problem. Where
to photo op and where not. He still hasn't enunciated a policy. He may not even have one.
Will these immigrants be allowed to stay? Seven times was Obama's homeland security secretary asked this on "Meet
the Press." Seven times he danced around the question.
Actions — Does President Obama Actually Deport Illegal Aliens? By obfuscating terminology liberals
sometimes can be heard to claim that President Obama has deported more illegal aliens than any previous president. NOT TRUE.
There are two types of border enforcement actions: "Returns" and "Removals". "Returns" are those stopped at the border
and sent immediately back; the ones caught. "Removals" are those who get through the border and are caught later on.
No previous administration has counted "returns" as deported, until Obama.
House stands by claim that border security is stronger than ever. The White House is standing by a statement on its
website claiming that border security is at its strongest in history even in the face of a spiraling border crisis in Texas.
Under the heading "border security" on the White House website's section on President Obama's immigration proposal, the whitehouse.gov
website gives the president credit for having "doubled the number of Border Patrol agents," saying "today border security is stronger
than it ever has been." The White House says the statement is true despite the estimated 52,000 unattended children who have
crossed the southwest border so far this year and the roughly 90,000 expected by fall.
Katrina? It's Actually Worse. [C]ontrary to the White House interpretation of events,
the injustice here is not to Obama but to Bush. After all, despite some of the more extreme
criticisms aimed at the 43rd president, nobody really believed Bush was capable of causing bad
weather or had any impact on whether the levees were strong enough to prevent floods. Katrina was a
natural disaster and though the response to it was clearly inadequate, the failures were mostly the
fault of the collapse of local and state authorities rather than federal bungling. The push to blame
Bush for it was largely the result of media distortions in which the perception of racism overwhelmed the facts.
most dishonest Obama presser of all time? At a press conference last night [7/9/2014], President
Obama placed the blame for the border crisis on Republicans, saying that because they are trying to
block his $3.8 billion supplemental appropriation, they are responsible for the mess. He
further stated that passage of his immigration reform bill would solve the border crisis for 20 years.
Give $3.7B For Border I Said Was Secure In 2012. During his re-election campaign, President Obama said
emphatically that the southwestern border was secure. Now he wants billions to cope with the flood of illegals
crossing that very border. According to various news accounts, the number of illegals coming across the border
has surged to 35,000 [per] month. In just the past few months, more than 50,000 unaccompanied children crossed
over, creating a huge humanitarian crisis. How can this possibly be happening? After all, didn't Obama
tell us when he ran for re-election that the border with Mexico was secure? As a matter of fact, he did.
Many times. In a 2011 speech in El Paso, Obama ripped Republicans for holding up immigration legislation
because of border security concerns.
Official on Illegal Aliens: 'Jesus Was a Refugee'. The man who heads the federal agency responsible for
many of the 50,000 unaccompanied alien children from Central America who have entered the U.S. illegally in recent
months told a conference on Tuesday [7/8/2014] that those working with refugees should look to Jesus Christ as a role
model. "Jesus was a refugee, and that's a very good reminder to all of us," Eskinder Negash, director of the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), said at the U.S. Conference of Catholic
Bishops' (USCCB) 2014 Migration Conference in Washington, D.C.
The Editor says...
A refugee is one who flees to a foreign country to escape danger or persecution. Jesus never did that, and the
Bishops should be fully aware of the facts, unless they are more interested in politics and the expansion of their churches.
Admin: Illegals From Central America 'Not Dangerous'. The Obama administration claimed
Sunday that illegal immigrants flooding across the border from Central America are not dangerous,
despite numerous reports of gangsters and criminals being apprehended at the border. On ABC's
This Week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske said of the nearly
50,000 illegal immigrants who have crossed the border since October of last year, "these are family
members." "These are not gang members," he said. "These are not dangerous individuals."
urges Obama to circumvent Congress on immigration. Calling them "aspiring American
workers," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka launched a petition Wednesday [7/9/2014] calling on President Obama
to bypass Congress on the current immigration surge and to instead use his executive authority to aid the
people flooding the southwestern U.S. border. "Families are being separated because Congress has failed
to act on a commonsense immigration process. The crisis on our worksites and in our communities can't
wait. That's why I'm calling on President Obama to extend administrative relief to Americans in
waiting," Trumka said.
The Editor says...
Americans in waiting? That's a new one. Such terminology suggests that everybody in the world is
welcome to get in line for American citizenship. The unions are in favor of unrestricted immigration because an influx
of uneducated and unhealthy residents will increase the number of people dependent on the government for every meal.
There's only one political party that benefits from the expansion of the welfare state, and it is the same party
that enjoys the support of the labor unions. Whether or not the immigrants join the labor unions is immaterial:
the unions benefit from the increased strength of their political allies.
The UN wants control of everything, including our vocabulary.
UN Pushes For
Migrants to be Called Refugees. United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central
Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant
to increase pressure on the United States and Mexico to accept tens of thousands of people currently ineligible
What a Woman Found Outside a Texas Walmart Should Alarm
You. This brings up a lot of alarming questions that compound the situation on the border even more. For one, why are
there no reports on foreign nationals other than Mexicans and South Americans being reported in the flow of illegal immigration? Walmart
provided thousands of pairs of underwear, men's sizes 3x,4x, and XXL, in a donation to DHS. They want us to believe that children and
women comprise the bulk of illegal immigrants, but that is what was requested by DHS. This inconsistency by the government has even
sparked the ongoing underwear protest. Why is the media only reporting children and women? There is ample evidence to the contrary.
Rep: Border Crisis Not About Amnesty Legislation. Even though numerous illegal
immigrants flooding across the border have said they made the journey because they believed
President Barack Obama would not deport them, the Chairwoman of the House GOP working group on the
border crisis said the crisis has nothing to do with immigration reform. Rep. Kay Granger
(R-TX), whom House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) appointed to the group, said, "please don't call this
an immigration reform issue, this is a humanitarian crisis, and we need help now."
Police: 'Illegal' Is The New 'N-Word'. CNN's Sally Kohn says using the term "illegal"
to describe anyone who enters or stays in America illegally is tantamount to employing a racial slur
such as the "n-word" or the "f-word" as a disparaging term for a homosexual man. You could see
this one coming a mile away. As the border crisis grows and politicians, pundits, and media
personalities debate and discuss the problem of the 50,000+ unaccompanied alien children who've
illegally entered our country over the past several months, leave it to liberal commentators to focus
their arguments on the appropriate politically correct euphemisms used to identify the children.
Crisis: Tuberculosis Spreading at Camps. Are the thousands of illegal immigrant kids
housed in detention facilities happy and well fed — or are they living in
disease-infested compounds shrouded in secrecy? Well, it depends on who you ask
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seems to think the children coming across
the southern border are remarkably healthy. It's a sentiment shared by BCFS — the
Texas-based agency formerly known as Baptist Child & Family Services contracted to run camps at
Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio and Fort Sill in Oklahoma.
The Editor says...
If the grubby little urchins from Central America are "remarkably healthy," then we in the United States are
wasting a lot of money every year on vaccinations.
Demands "Unaccompanied Alien Children" (UAC) Identifier Drop Use of Word "Alien". Controlling
the verbiage and words is a key element in deceiving the public, and keeping the electorate unaware of what is
actually going on. In the foreground we will continue to see President Obama and fellow travelers say they
are opposed to the influx and committed to stopping it. However, in the background they are giving specific
instructions to the federal agencies to continue promoting the process and affirming the intent. In essence
they are doing the exact opposite of what they are saying.
Jackson Lee: The Border Children Need Lollipops, Not Deportation. Referring to the illegal immigrant minors as "homeless
children," Jackson Lee said, "I took lollipops along with my colleagues into the detention center where children were. I wasn't
armed. I wasn't fearful for my life. This is not a national security crisis this is a humanitarian crisis."
If you think this happened spontaneously, without any direction from the White House, you haven't been paying attention.
Removes 'Alien' from Term for Illegal Immigrant Children. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel have
been directed to no longer refer to illegal immigrant children crossing the border alone as "UACs" (unaccompanied alien children).
Instead these individuals are to be referred to as "unaccompanied children" in official correspondence, according to an
internal ICE email obtained by the Center for Immigration Studies and shared with Breitbart News.
Visits the Border: 'Dazzling, Sparkling Array of God's Children'. Despite appalling conditions in the holding pens
and warehouses that are now full of Central American children, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said she was "dazzled" by what
she saw at the U.S.-Mexico border on Saturday [6/28/2014]: "What we just saw was so stunning, if you believe as we do, that
every child, every person, has the park [sic] of divinity in them, and is therefore worthy of respect, what we saw in those rooms
was (a) dazzling, sparkling array of God's children, worthy of respect."
The Editor says...
Ms. Pelosi does not hold the same view of children who have yet to see the light of day.
Pelosi's Daughter: 'There's No Way You Can Secure The Border'. Nancy Pelosi's
daughter believes the border cannot be secured. In an interview with MSNBC's Richard Lui,
filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi talked about the American dream, and how it is very much still alive.
She spoke about her recent visit to see families on the Mexican side of the border, claiming that
"they have nothing" and because of that, will do whatever it takes to get to the United States.
House now faults Republicans for weak border security. After previously saying
America's borders are more secure than ever, the White House on Tuesday seemingly blamed
Republicans for apparent holes along the southern boundary, evidenced by the flood of unaccompanied
children streaming into the U.S. from Mexico, Central America and elsewhere. White House press
secretary Josh Earnest challenged Republicans, if they are truly concerned about border security,
to back the comprehensive immigration reform package that passed the Senate last year and is
strongly supported by President Obama.
Biden: U.S. needs 'constant, unrelenting stream' of immigrants. Vice President Joseph
R. Biden told a National Association of Manufacturers' crowd this week that what the United States
needed was more, not fewer, immigrants. Specifically, he called for a "constant, unrelenting
stream" of new immigrants — "not dribbling [but] significant flows," to bolster the
national economy, The Hill reported. "We need it badly from a purely — purely
economic point of view," Mr. Biden said, The Hill reported.
This claim might be valid if the
number of children involved was relatively small, but not in the case of a massive invasion of freeloaders.
Ambassador: US Must Respect 'Universal Rights'of Illegal Minors. The United States
must respect the "universal rights" of the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors illegally
entering the country, according to the Salvadoran ambassador to the United States. [...] "Children
are entitled to receive special protection from our consulates, where we contact their family
members, collaborate on reunification either in the United States and El Salvador and avoid
re-victimization," he continued.
Boehner Using Word 'Alien'. to Describe Illegals is 'Reprehensible'
The White House is now using the phrase "unlawful migration" instead of the more commonly heard
phrase "illegal immigration." The new term is used in a readout of a phone call President Obama had
yesterday with President Peña Nieto of Mexico. [...] It appears the White House has only used the
phrase one other time, in a joint statement between the United States and China.
immigrant surge, White House story falls apart. Most of the illegal immigrants are what Border Patrol officials call OTMs.
That is, while they are crossing into the United States from Mexico, they are actually from other countries —
in this case, mostly Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador — and are classified as Other Than Mexican immigrants.
urges Obama to send National Guard to border. A top member of Congress called on
President Obama on Monday to deploy the National Guard to the southwest border to help the Border
Patrol handle the surge of illegal immigrant children. Rep. Candice Miller, Michigan Republican
and chairwoman of a key border security subcommittee, sent a letter saying that Border Patrol
agents need to be put back on patrol duty rather than processing or babysitting for the children
who have been caught trying to enter.
The Editor says...
Nobody is "caught trying to enter" the United States. Illegal aliens are caught after they have entered the U.S.
on Border Crisis: We Will 'Act in Best Interest of the Child'. Thousands of minors
who entered the country illegally are flooding the U.S.-Mexico border and overwhelming federal
resources. During a press conference on Thursday [6/12/2014], Department of Homeland Security Secretary
Jeh Johnson implied that many of the foreign children will remain in the U.S. The secretary said that
President Obama's Health and Human Services (HHS) will first and foremost use resources to act in
the best interest of each child. Johnson said that 24,000 unaccompanied children crossed the
border last year — by May, 2014, that number had already doubled to 47,000.
on Flood of Illegal Minors: 'Shame on Anybody That Wants to Demonize Children'. Rep.
Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), a vocal advocate of immigration reform, told Breitbart News on Wednesday [6/11/2014],
"Shame on anybody that wants to demonize children" who are entering the country without guardians or
documentation. Gutierrez defended the surge of unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors flooding
border states from Central America, saying the individuals would not qualify for Deferred Action
for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a directive signed by President Obama in June of 2012 calling for
deferred action for particular illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have pursued
education or military service in the country. However, Gutierrez still says that those
unaccompanied minors coming into the U.S. should still be given a safe place to stay.
or truth! Can you even tell the difference? Here are some commonly asserted
falsehoods that you are expected to believe just because they are repeated often enough. [...]
Falsehood No. 2) The Obama administration is deporting illegal immigrants at a record pace.
Well, yeah, according to the Obama administration, but they just changed the way the numbers are added up
in order to reach their record level. Jeh Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security, told the
House Appropriations Committee in March that 368,000 people were deported last year, but he
admitted under questioning that more than half of those were simply people turned around at the
border, not real deportations of people who had been living illegally within our borders. Those
have never been counted as deportations in the past, but the administration decided to use them
because it made them look tough. But fake numbers are just par for the course.
Crowding Out U.S. Workers. Several prominent
amnesty advocates, including Mark Zuckerberg and top Obama administration officials, have argued that amnesty is a civil right. The claim is, of course,
preposterous on its face. Under this reasoning, every immigrant currently living in the U.S. on a temporary visa has the right to refuse to leave when
that visa expires. And every household in a foreign country has the right to enter the U.S. illegally tomorrow and demand the Obama administration's
amnesty for "DREAMers" and their relatives. To say that amnesty is a civil right is to effectively declare to the world the right to enter the United
States without permission, to bring one's family, and to receive all of the financial benefits our nation provides.
more lies about immigration reform. In the last week, the sponsors of the "gang of eight" immigration reform bill have had
a bit of an epiphany. Senator Marco Rubio has admitted that there needs to be a rewrite of the bill on border security.
President Obama, in a speech to La Raza, stated that the pro-amnesty group was not going to get everything it demanded.
Nonetheless, too many Americans are in the dark as to how utterly bad this bill is.
Teaches Illegal Immigrants 'How To Lie Successfully'. If you're an illegal immigrant worried about being caught, help is
only a mouse click away. An article from the radical website DreamActivist.org will give you a quick lesson on how to lie about
your status. It's all part of the aggressive pro-illegal immigration 'Dreamer movement' that is leading the fight for "comprehensive"
immigration reform, with a boost from President Barack Obama and many in Congress.
Obamacare train wreck undermines amnesty push. Just like the employer
mandate was essential to getting a CBO score that said Obamacare would not add to the debt, E-Verify is now essential for convincing Americans
that the Schumer-Rubio bill will, in Sen. Chuck Schumer's words, make illegal immigration "a thing of the past." But, like Obamacare and the
employer mandate, once the 11 million illegal immigrants currently in the country get amnesty, E-Verify will have outlived its usefulness.
Businesses already complain at the existing voluntary E-Verify system, and those complaints will only get louder as a new E-Verify system becomes
mandatory. Does anyone, anywhere, believe Obama would not delay implementation of E-Verify too?
Amnesty by any Other Name. Much of what occurred
during this past week was simply a ploy designed to make the American public think that a tough new immigration bill was passed, when in reality,
amnesty was given to upwards of thirty million illegal aliens, rule of law and enforcement was circumvented and our Republic was degraded and endangered.
Republicans: What Are
You Smoking? Proponents tell us we have an immigration crisis. Exactly how does one define crisis? They told us we had a
health care and health insurance crisis, too, and they gave us Obamacare, making matters worse on both counts. We do have a national
debt crisis and the most anemic economic recovery since World War II, yet proponents ignore these genuine crises while demanding we act
immediately on immigration reform. They say that this bill would not constitute amnesty, that we already have de facto amnesty
today. But they also tell us that some 11 million illegals are living in the shadows. Which is it? They can't have it
both ways. If they have amnesty, they're not living in the shadows.
Obama Terrorizes Public with Illegal Alien Releases.
In one of the most politically despicable moves ever perpetrated by a sitting administration, federal immigration officials have
released hundreds of illegal aliens from prison in anticipation of budget cuts produced by the sequester. [...] Yet it gets
even more cynical. The "most transparent administration in history" is not only releasing inmates, it is refusing to say how
many have been released, and where those releases are taking place. Federal officials claim that the detainees are still being
monitored, even as they continue to face charges. They also insisted that only nonviolent offenders will be let go.
That first claim is utterly disingenuous, if not an outright lie.
Did Rubio lie to Mark Levin? On April 17, Sen.
Marco Rubio went on Mark Levin's radio show to sell the immigration amnesty bill from the "Gang of 8," of which Rubio is a prized member.
He brought up the legislation's goal of apprehending 90% of illegal border crossers (in "high-risk" sectors) — alluding no less than
four times in 17 minutes to its creation of a "border commission." He used virtually identical language all four times.
Amnesty is So Great, Why is He Lying? When Republicans start lying like Democrats, you can guess they are pushing an idea
that's bad for America. During his William Ginsburg-like tour of the Sunday talk shows last weekend, Sen. Marco Rubio was the
Mount Vesuvius of lies about his immigration bill.
Sen. Lee: 'From Day One, The Country Was Misled
About What Was in The Bill'. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) took to the Senate floor on Thursday to speak against the immigration reform bill,
which later passed 68-32, stressing that many falsehoods were told about the legislation through misleading talking points, and that the American people,
"from Day One," were "misled about what was in the bill."
They Lied to us Then About
Immigration; They are Lying Now. It is impossible to quantify how much the last two decades of illegal immigration —
a direct result of the '86 amnesty — has cost us in education, healthcare, welfare, refundable tax credits, and criminal
justice. It is impossible to quantify how much the 1965 Kennedy bill has upset the balance of the country, ballooned the welfare
state, and created a permanent Democrat majority in many parts of the country. Now, instead of being ashamed of his past failures and
lies, Chuck Schumer is back pushing amnesty for the people who were never supposed to come here as a result of his original amnesty.
Marco Rubio really support deporting 4 million illegal immigrants? You've heard the false choice thousands of
times from pro-amnesty Republicans: We must either give the 11 million illegal immigrants currently in the country
today citizenship, or we must round them up for mass deportations. This is, of course, ridiculous. There are
plenty of other ways to deal with the 11 million illegal immigrants currently in the country.
To Napolitano: Insiders Charge DHS Releasing 'False and Misleading' Numbers of Border Crossers. Rep.
Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano seeking
a wide range of documents as part of an investigation into charges by "agency insiders" that DHS has not accurately
counted the number of border crossers who are not arrested or turned back when they enter the U.S. illegally.
Townhall Tactic 2013: Why do you want to deport my
daddy? [Scroll down] The light bulb went on. It couldn't be coincidence that in two townhalls, almost a thousand miles apart, similar
questions were asked within days of each other meant to make the Republican look heartless to some young child for the possible break up of a family due to
deportation of an illegal immigrant parent. Some quick research revealed similar questions were asked at a town hall held by Paul Ryan [...] The
Democrats want those 11 million new voters. And if it means sending young children to townhalls to ask "Why do you want to deport my daddy?," then
that's what will be done. And there will be trackers at every event waiting for a Republican to flub the answer.
Sen. Harkin on Illegals: 'I Just Don't Classify Them as Criminals'.
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), a federal lawmaker, said he separates illegal aliens from criminals even though "it's obvious that they broke the laws and did things that were
criminal and they shouldn't." At an Aug. 2 immigration forum in Ames, Iowa, Harkin explained his reasoning. "I separate out people who came here illegally
from people who are criminals," he said.
Senator: I Don't Classify Illegal Immigrants as Criminals. The definition of a criminal hasn't changed — but Sen. Tom
Harkin (D-Iowa) refuses to classify people who come to this country illegally as criminals. "I separate out people who came
here illegally from people who are criminals," he said.
Refugee Program Halted As DNA Tests Show
Fraud. The State Department has suspended a humanitarian program to reunite thousands of African
refugees with relatives in the U.S. after unprecedented DNA testing by the government revealed widespread
Tests found some applicants lied about belonging to the same family to gain a better chance at
Selling out black Americans. It's
both libel and lie, but it's repeated again and again by immigration lobbyists. Be they liberals, libertarians
or plain la Raza racists, they all say the same: illegal aliens only take the jobs Americans refuse to
do. The nation's elites are forever singing hymns to illegal aliens for allegedly rescuing Americans from
sloth. Terry Anderson does not. His testimony in 1999 to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims
ought to have made Congress sing a different tune. Sadly, it didn't.
Napolitano on Young Illegal Aliens: 'American in Every
Way But a Piece of Paper'. In a blog posted on the Department of Homeland Security website, Secretary Janet Napolitano said the illegal aliens who were
brought to the United States as children are "American in every way but a piece of paper." Napolitano wrote the blog to mark the one-year anniversary of President
Barack Obama's executive order that put hundreds of thousands of young illegal aliens in a "deferred action" category that allows them to stay in the United States.
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aren't cheap; they're expensive. This Kennedy-McCain (aka Hagel-Martinez) bill might be the
worst and the most expensive bill ever passed by the Senate, and it should be an embarrassment to any
Republican who voted for it. The media have reported on the sections that grant illegal residents
amnesty (aka path to legalization or earned citizenship). But the media have censored out of their
news reports the sections that are 10 to 20 times more costly and far more dishonest than playing
games with the word amnesty.
Nonsense! Even with U.S. citizenship, most immigrants from Mexico remain Mexicans at heart. They don't bother to learn English,
they fly the Mexican flag at their businesses, and they send billions of dollars back to Mexico.
Obama: Immigration overhaul can boost
recovery. President Barack Obama says overhauling the nation's immigration system can provide a big boost to the economic recovery.
Big Brother is a Slaver. Most certainly, it is a
time to force some straight talk about citizenship for illegal immigrants. First of all, American generosity to other people is well established;
that should not be a part of the issue. Here, liberals lie on two points. One, they make their effort appear to be for purely humanitarian
aims. Two, they consistently misrepresent their opponents as being against the poor. Yet, in the face of such blatant duplicity, only a few
conservatives are willing to openly accuse the leftists of trying to build a one party system by increasing the size of their voter base. Buying
votes with tax money? Why the timidity on such an extremely important point?
Illegal Immigrants Spared Deportation. In a perplexing development ignored by the mainstream
media, the Obama Administration suspended tens of thousands of deportations last year and Homeland Security
Secretary Janet Napolitano lied to a Senate committee to cover up the astounding figure.
Janet Napolitano Lied, Rob Krentz Died.
Rancher Rob Krentz spent his life working on his 35,000-acre cattle ranch by the border with Mexico in Cochise
County, Ariz. His family had owned the ranch since 1907. He died there last weekend, he and his dog
shot by an illegal alien that he was trying to help. The Arizona Cattle Growers' Association immediately
posted a $15,000 reward. The Monday before Rob Krentz was killed, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet
Napolitano, a former Arizona governor, made a speech claiming "significant progress" in controlling violence
along the border. It was a lie.
'illegal' immigrants be rebranded as 'irregular' immigrants? The UN thinks so. "Illegal immigration" apparently carries connotations of
criminality, of someone doing something wrong. Like, for example, paying a people smuggler €700 to transport them a rickety boat that might
sink with the loss of all on board. Whereas "irregular" is a more "neutral" term. Probably all the same to you and me.
Numbers don't add up on Obama's
pledge to deport more illegal immigrants. The Obama administration is deporting fewer people than it did in 2011 or 2012, but has
ousted more than 110,000 illegal immigrants this year who didn't have criminal records, according to statistics that call into question the Obama
administration's public statements about its deportation policies. Continued deportation of rank-and-file illegal immigrants is fueling
outrage by advocacy groups that want the Obama administration to halt most deportations while Congress hashes out an immigration bill.
Immigration is a 'Civil Right'. Calling something a "civil right" is a way of giving additional moral weight to a
cause, and disarming political opposition. But there is no "right" to immigrate into the United States, much less to break its
laws in doing so. When illegality becomes a "right," the only result can be more lawlessness — and though Schumer
promised an end to illegal immigration, his bill will do nothing of the sort. If everything is a civil right, then nothing is.
"Crisis" Is No Crisis. With the immigration scam well underway in Washington, the only real takeaway for the outside
observer is that the Beltway Establishment truly thinks we are idiots. There is no other way to explain the Establishment's
tsunami of faulty premises, bogus clichés, moronic advertisements and bald-faced lies. There is no immigration "crisis."
It's not a "crisis" when people who shouldn't be here anyway don't have all the privileges of people who do have a right to be here.
That's how it should be. There are a lot of people who shouldn't be here who are here, but this is a "problem," not
Obama: 'We Owe' Young Illegals a Path to
Citizenship. President Barack Obama said Tuesday [6/11/2013] that America "owes" it to certain illegal aliens to pass
legislation providing a "pathway to citizenship."
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We owe illegal immigrants nothing. Citizenship is not a debt that any country owes to foeigners.
Reid Push to Define Nevada as a 'Border State'. Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) offered an amendment to the "Gang of Eight"
immigration bill that would define Nevada as a "border state" despite the fact that no part of Nevada's state borders touch Mexico.
'Illegal Immigration Will Be a Thing of the Past'. After the U.S. Senate voted to pass the motion to proceed to floor
debate on the "Gang of Eight" immigration bill, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) claimed that this bill would solve illegal immigration and
secure the border. "Illegal immigration will be a thing of the past," Schumer said on the Senate floor, celebrating the passage
of the motion to proceed.
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I suppose the Congress can make any illegal act a thing of the past, just by legalizing it. So the immigration will continue;
it just won't be illegal. Apparently that's what he means.
What is the real number of
illegal border crossings? Those who believe the border is still far from secure are more likely to oppose the Gang of Eight's
approach, insisting that heightened security measures be in place before the nation's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants are legalized.
Now, a new report from the Council on Foreign Relations could have a significant effect on the conversation — and cast real doubt on
whether the government's border security statistics are reliable. If the report is correct, more illegal immigrants are making it past U.S.
authorities than officials say.
Holder: Citizenship For Illegal Immigrants Is A 'Matter Of Civil And Human Rights'. During an April 24 address to the
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), Attorney General Eric Holder told the crowd that "creating a pathway to
earned citizenship" is a critical element of any comprehensive immigration reform plan. He said that establishing legal status for
the nation's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants is a "matter of civil and human rights."
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Does it work the other way? Can I get Mexican citizenship just by being in Mexico? Is citizenship (in the foreign country
of your choice) a right?
Near-Suicidal Immigration Policies.
Despite the Obama administration's politically driven and cyclical claims of deporting either a lot more or a lot fewer
non-citizens, no one knows how many are really being sent home — for a variety of reasons. There are not any accurate
statistics on how many people are living in the United States illegally. And how does one define deportation? If
someone from Latin America is detained by authorities an hour after illegally crossing the border and sent back, does he count as
"apprehended" or "deported"?
Napolitano: Decision to spring detainees made 'in the field'. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano
is distancing herself from the release of some detained illegal immigrants ahead of the sequester, saying such decisions are made "in
the field" by career bureaucrats. "Detainee populations and how that is managed back and forth is really handled by career
officials in the field," she told ABC News.
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Hard to believe. Even if that were true, those "officials in the field" would have been instantly fired — unless
Secretary Napolitano was in complete agreement with their actions.
Democratic congressman says 'no additional
enforcement' needed on Southwest border. Democratic Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke told The Daily Caller that "no additional
enforcement" is needed on the Southwest border, despite the U.S.-Mexico border remaining the "primary gateway" for moving illegal drugs
into the U.S.
Rand Paul and the bogus 'immigrant roundup'
story. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said this, on the subject of comprehensive immigration reform: "I
think people want a party that's a little bit less aggressive on foreign policy, still believes in a strong national defense but less aggressive. [...] They
don't want somebody who wants to round people up, put them in camps, and send them back to Mexico." It's a bit disappointing to hear Senator
Paul characterize people who insist on obedience to America's immigration laws in such terms. He's not the only one, of course. It's
become commonplace to present the immigration debate as between amnesty on the one hand, and concentration camps on the other.
immigration hearing: US borders have 'never been stronger'. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano insisted
Wednesday [2/13/2013] that U.S. borders have "never been stronger" during a Senate hearing on immigration reform. Facing
calls from the GOP to crack down on the flow of illegal border crossers, Napolitano said Congress should pass a comprehensive
immigration overhaul that strengthens security while also addressing the factors that entice people into the country.
attempting to redefine the word "citizen". Throw out your Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, folks. President
Barack Obama is now redefining words. During Tuesday night's State of the Union address, the POTUS expressed his belief
that U.S. citizenship is only partly about one's legal status. "We are citizens," the President said. "It's a word
that doesn't just describe our nationality or legal status. It describes the way we're made."
expensive USDA sensitivity training: 'The Pilgrims were illegal aliens'. Footage of the United States Department
of Agriculture's compulsory "Cultural Sensitivity Training" program reveals USDA employees being instructed to refer to the
Pilgrims as "illegal aliens" and minorities as "emerging majorities" — at "a huge expense" to taxpayers. The
video clips were made public Thursday evening by the conservative government accountability group Judicial Watch, which obtained
them through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made on May 18, 2012.
Deportation statistics said to be
inflated. Rep. Lamar Smith, the Texan who runs the committee, said the Obama administration has for the past several years
been mixing some Border Patrol apprehensions with the deportation statistics from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency
chiefly responsible for interior enforcement and for deporting aliens. His investigation found that when the Border Patrol numbers
are subtracted, deportations actually have gone down every year since Mr. Obama first took office in 2009, dropping from about 395,000
that year to about 330,000 in 2011. And 2012 is shaping up to have even fewer deportations once the Border Patrol figures are
subtracted, the committee said.
at first you don't succeed, fudge the results. During a recent hearing of the Senate Committee
on Homeland Security, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano unveiled plans to
develop a "border security index" to measure enforcement progress along the southwestern border.
According to Miss Napolitano, the border security index will include crime, immigration and economic data.
She thinks this new test will produce a passing grade for the administration and back their claims that the
border is more secure than ever.
"Our Borders Now Are More Secure Than They Have Ever Been In History". ["]When it comes to border security, I think anyone
who looks at this honestly will note the tremendous strides we have made in the past four years in protecting our borders.
In fact, they have never been better enforced than they are now.["]
immigration hearing: US borders have 'never been stronger'. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano insisted
Wednesday [2/13/2013] that U.S. borders have "never been stronger" during a Senate hearing on immigration reform. Facing
calls from the GOP to crack down on the flow of illegal border crossers, Napolitano said Congress should pass a comprehensive
immigration overhaul that strengthens security while also addressing the factors that entice people into the country.
Democrat warns against using term 'illegal immigrants'. Opening the first immigration hearing of the new Congress, the top
Democrat on the Judiciary Committee warned his colleagues not to use the term "illegal immigrant" as the debate goes on. "I hope
no one uses the term illegal immigrants here today. Our citizens are not — the people in this country are not illegal.
They are are out of status. They are new Americans that are immigrants," said Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat.
immigrants are already 'our citizens'. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee,
called for lawmakers and panelists to avoid using the term "illegal immigrant" during a committee hearing on immigration reform