Jul 16

Trump Warns Europeans

President Trump warned European leaders that they had “better watch themselves” because mass immigration is “changing the culture of Europe.” He added that, “I think it’s a very negative thing for Europe. I think it is very negative. And I know it’s politically necessary correct to say that, but I’ll say it, and I’ll say it loud.”

Read more at washingtonpost.com

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Jul 13

House Dems Move to Abolish ICE

A group of Democratic House members are supporting legislation to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the federal agency that does interior enforcement of U.S. immigration law. A strong supporter of this plan is Sean McElwee, co-founder of Data for Progress and originator of the slogan, “Abolish ICE.”

Said McElwee, ” Now that we have clear consensus that ICE must be abolished, it’s time for a discussion about a humane enforcement system. That means the ending the criminalization of migration, creating a fast path to citizenship, limiting the scope of CBP’s enforcement, and ending our inhumane immigration detention system. The existence if the legislation proves that within the Democratic Party there is some interest in moving away from pandering to white supremacy.

Read more at washingtonpost.com

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Jul 12

Illegal Entry Should Be Punished

More Misinformation from the Media

The new and bewildering policies of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement seem more aimed at punishing people simply for being in this country illegally, as opposed to going after truly bad people who deserve to be removed. . . .

Does the nation benefit by forcing people whose only crimes were overstaying visas or entering the country illegally—the two most frequent immigration violations—to separate from their families? Until last year, ICE officers were forbidden by government order from arresting immigrants for either violation. Criminals were supposed to be the priority. – Immigration Crackdown Bypasses Criminals to Punish Family Breadwinners, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Editorial, 3/22/18 [link]

Fact Check: What is bewildering is why anyone thinks there’s something wrong with punishing foreigners with the penalty, proscribed by our law, of deportation. Even if they are relatively nice people, they are just as deserving of deportation as “truly bad people.” Illegal immigration, contrary to what they suggest, is not a victimless crime. Staying in America illegally for any length of times usually entails the violation of multiple laws, and many of them harm American citizens.

Among these violations are taking American jobs, using programs and public assistance at the expense of native-born citizens, tax evasion, and identity theft to create false IDs. Unchecked illegal immigration, in general, creates an atmosphere of lawlessness, which undermines our country’s rule of law.

The claim about “separating families” is the mantra illegal alien advocates use to manipulate emotion and sentiment in favor of their cause. The reality is that illegal aliens commonly separate themselves from the families they leave back home, and in some cases abandon them completely. In the case where they have family members in the U.S., those relatives can go back home with them if they are deported.

When President Obama was in office he used his authority to curtail immigration law enforcement. Now that President Trump is reversing that policy and enforcing the law, illegal alien advocates are outraged.     If they think that the penalty of deportation for most illegal residence is wrong, they should have the honesty to call for its repeal. Also, for the sake of consistency, they should call for the end of the United States as a sovereign country. That is what abolition of almost all immigration law enforcement implies.

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Jul 11

Immigrants Take Jobs from U.S. Teens

A study by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) reveals that immigration (legal and illegal) is having a negative impact of the employment of U.S. teenagers. The study notes that:

“The share of U.S.-born teenagers (16 to 19) in the labor force — working or looking for work — in the summer has been declining for more than two decades, long before the downturn that began in 2007. We project that things will improve only slightly this summer. At the same time as teenage employment has declined, the overall number of immigrants (legal and illegal) holding a job has more than doubled. The evidence indicates that immigration has likely accounted for a significant share of the decline in teen labor force participation. The decline in teen work is worrisome because research shows that those who do not hold jobs as teenagers often fail to develop the work habits necessary to function in the labor market, creating significant negative consequences for them later in life.”

Read more at cis.org

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Jul 10

Trump Nominates Kavanaugh

President Trump nominated Judge Brent Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. In his written opinions Kavanaugh has indicated sympathy for enforcement of immigration law and the belief that immigration restriction serves to protect American workers.

Read more at breitbart.com

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Jul 09

Abolish ICE Means Abolish Borders

The movement among Democrats to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is one that conceals its real objective, says Mark Krikorian, who heads the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).

He notes, “The point of abolishing ICE is to end all non-criminal deportations of illegal aliens. That would mean that every foreigner who manages to slip past the Border Patrol or who overstays a visa would be permitted to stay forever, so long as he isn’t convicted of an especially heinous crime.

“That would render our entire body of immigration law meaningless. The numerical caps on various categories and the requirements to qualify would be irrelevant because there be no agency to enforce them. #AbolishICE means nothing if not unlimited immigration and open borders.”

Read more at thehill.com

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Jul 06

Border Crossings Declined in June

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reported that illegal border crossings declined in June. DHS Press Secretary Tyler Q.  Houlton noted, “Following the implementation of the Administration’s zero tolerance policy, the June 2018 Southwest Border Migration numbers declined by 18 percent when compared to the previous month. DHS will continue to enforce the rule of law and uphold our nation’s immigration laws as passed by Congress.”

Read more at breitbart.com

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Jul 05

NYT Columnist Goes Hysterical

More Misinformation from the Media:

Last year, .  .  . Richard Spencer was kicked out of his Virginia gym after another member called him a Nazi. . . .  It’s a little more complicated when the professional racist is the president of the United States. . . . But treating members of Donald Trump’s administration as ordinary public officials rather than pariah does more to normalize bigotry than exercising with a white separatist. . . .

[T]here’s a moral and psychic cost to participating in the fiction that people who work for Trump are in anyway public servants. I don’t blame staff members at the Virginia restaurant, the Red Hen, for not wanting to help Sanders unwind after a hard week of lying to the public about mass child abuse. . . .

It’s less a result of a breakdown of civility than a breakdown of democracy. Though it’s tiresome to repeat it, Donald Trump eked out his minority victory with help from as hostile foreign power. . . .  As long as our rulers wage war on cosmopolitan culture, they shouldn’t feel entitled to its fruits. – We have a Crisis of Democracy, Not Manners, The New York Times, Michelle Goldberg, 6/25/18 [link]

Fact Checker: The hysteria of the corporate media against President Trump and any reasonable steps to enforce immigration law shows no signs of subsiding. This article is a case in point. In the writer’s fervid imagination President Trump is a “professional racist” who “normalizes bigotry.” His administration is illegitimate, and his enforcement efforts are “child abuse.”

Now let’s compare these claims to reality. To what appears to be a growing number of people on the left, any enforcement of immigration law is “racist.” Interestingly, a number who make this charge are Hispanic activists who seem to be pushing a racialist agenda of their own. A small but vocal group of   Democratic leaders are calling for the abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Controlling who comes to our country and stays is not “racism.” It is the essence of what a country is, particularly one where the people are supposed to rule. If the people cannot decide what kind of country they want and enforce that decision, they don’t have freedom, and eventually they won’t have a country either. The president has simply tried to enforce the immigration laws that Americans have endorsed through their elected representatives.

Goldberg labels this as “child abuse.” Actually the true abusers are American open border advocates who encourage adult illegal aliens to bring children along with them in order to get a free pass to stay in this country. Those adults who drag children though dangerous places to reach the border are most definitely abusers too.

Whether New York Times writers like it or not, Donald Trump is the legitimately elected president of the United States, and his staff members are bona fide public servants. Michelle Goldberg has no proof that meddling by the Russian government caused Trump’s election. Any Russian influence in the U.S. was a drop in the bucket compared with the massive media bias against Trump during the presidential campaign—a bias which continues unabated. If media pundits are so concerned about foreign meddling, why don’t they ever talk about Mexican meddling to undermine our border control? The obvious answer is that this is meddling they support.

A key to their mindset is Goldberg’s statement of allegiance to “cosmopolitan” culture. As the late Harvard historian Samuel Huntington noted, a large percentage of America’s elites, including journalists, are “transnationals,” people with no particular loyalty to their country. Their allegiance is to a globalist vision where they and their fellow elites around the world rule people stripped of their nationhood and self-determination. The dictatorial European Union is a prototype of this vision of tyranny.

Goldberg ludicrously depicts herself as someone standing up to our country’s “rulers,” when she and her fellow elites really hold most of the power in this country, as they control a large share of the government and most of the media, educational system, corporations, foundations, and the entertainment industry. They are furious and outraged that people they regard “deplorables” are challenging them to any degree.

It is most ironic to hear one of these elitists lament the “crisis of democracy.” They are the chief threat to government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

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Jul 03

Poll: Most Favor Enforcement

A vocal group of Democrats is proposing to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the federal agency that enforces immigration law. A Harvard-Harris poll asked registered voters if they believed that ICE should be disbanded. Sixty-nine percent said no, and 31 percent said yes. The poll also asked respondents if immigration law enforcement should be strengthened or weakened. Seventy percent called for strengthened enforcement and 30 percent were for less.

Read more at cnsnews.com

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Jul 02

Mexico Elects Radical President

Mexico has elected Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a radical leftist as its president. On the topic of migration Obrador has stated, “[S]oon, very soon, after the victory of our movement, we will defend migrants from all over the American continent and the world who, by necessity, have to leave their towns to look for a [better] life in the United States. It is their human right that we are going to defend.”

Some commentators are concerned that Obrador will try push Mexico in the direction of Venezuela. Thanks to radical socialist governments, that once relatively prosperous country has collapsed into deep poverty. If Mexico follows that path, the United States will face a new surge of Mexican illegal immigration.

Read more at cis.org

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