May 29

California Bills Target Private Business to Protect Illegals

California Democrats are expanding their efforts to resist President Trump’s crackdown on illegal aliens with bills to prohibit private business cooperation with federal immigration officers.  Democrats in control of state government have already limited police cooperation with immigration authorities and promised more taxpayer-paid services to illegals. 

Two bills are advancing in the state Assembly: one would bar landlords from disclosing tenants’ immigration status or reporting them to immigration officials; a second bill would prohibit employers from letting immigration agents come into worksites or view employee files without a warrant or subpoena.

Both bills are sponsored by Democrat Assemblyman David Chiu of San Francisco.

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May 26

Judges Ignore Law to Stop Trump From Protecting Nation

Kevin Williamson of National Review exposes the anti-Trump bias and weak reasoning of liberal federal judges striking down the President’s so-called “Muslim Ban.” Some excerpts:

President Donald Trump’s second attempt at restricting travel from certain predominantly Muslim countries has been struck down for a second time, and for a second time, the courts are in the wrong.

Chief Judge Roger Gregory of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals makes a two-part argument that one must admire for its creativity: In the first part, he argues that, because of Trump’s dopey anti-Muslim comments during the campaign, it is reasonable to conclude that the travel restrictions constitute “invidious discrimination,” a constitutional no-no. But the Constitution, as Judge Gregory readily admits, does not protect the rights of foreign nationals not under the authority of the U.S. government…

Yet, he argues in the second part, failing to apply the standards of U.S. civil rights law to … the entire population of the rest of the world, presumably, makes it likely that the U.S. government will violate the civil rights of U.S. citizens who share certain demographic features…

This represents what is known as outcome-oriented judicial reasoning: Pick your conclusion first, and then construct a case around it in whatever way is most convenient.  It is also preposterous.  It is plain judicial politicking of the sort that undermines the standing of the judiciary and the faith of the people in that judiciary.

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May 25

The Manchester Terror Attack

Scott McKay, writing in The American Spectator, does not mince words:

“I am not Islamophobic.  I am Islamofedup.  Especially after the horror of Manchester and the compounding horror of the never-ending assault from the Cultural Marxist Left which demands that the racist civilized West do nothing in response to atrocities.

My friend Christopher Holton rightly observed that a society that does not act to protect or at least avenge their children is not a society that deserves to survive.  In the UK, they allow Muslim gangs to sexually enslave their children when they’re not allowing Muslim loons to blow them up as they leave pop music concerts.  Our betters in the American ruling class demand the same of us, as do their counterparts in Germany, France, Holland and elsewhere.

And we are told we must not reject these horrors and rout out those who commit them, because if we do we become like them.  This is balderdash.  The Manchester bomber wouldn’t have been in England but for the fateful decision to take his father in as a refugee.  By now, it should be obvious that the smart course is to find places in the Muslim world for Muslim refugees to go, because Sharia Islam is a culture that does not mix with Western civilization and will prey on us whenever it can.  It must be quarantined elsewhere.

But the political class in the West neither understands this nor has the will to practice it.  So there will be more Manchesters.  Lots more.”


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May 25

Illegal Aliens Commit More Crimes

More Misinformation from the Media:

President Trump, eager to find a rationale to cleanse the country of undocumented immigrants, continues to link such immigrants to rising crime rates and gang violence. . . . But there is no evidence to back up that claim. In fact, study after study, has found that immigrants actually commit fewer crimes than the population at large. That makes sense. Immigrants, whether legal or illegal, sacrifice much to come here. . . . In fact the libertarian Cato Institute noted in a recent report that “no matter how researchers slice the data . . . the numbers show that immigrants commit fewer crimes than native-born Americans.” – Immigration, Crime and More Falsehoods from Trump, Editorial Board, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 2/24/17 [Link Here]

Fact Check: Actually, the president doesn’t have to search for any rationale to send illegal (not undocumented) immigrants home. It’s the law, so the president already has a rationale—not to mention the duty—to enforce it.

Do studies show that “immigrants” commit fewer crimes than native-born Americans? Some studies do, but as Ronald Mortensen at the Center for Immigration Studies notes, “[They fail] to distinguish between crimes committed by legal immigrants and those committed by illegal aliens.”

Legal immigrants tend to have lower crime rates than citizens for the simple reason that our immigration laws and procedures are designed to screen out criminals. This is indeed why we have immigration laws. Lumping the much more numerous legals together with illegals gives a distorted picture of the illegal alien crime rate.

To state what should be the obvious, illegal immigrants exceed citizens in lawbreaking because all of them by definition are lawbreakers. It seems that the media commonly ignore this point because they really don’t think that immigration laws are sufficiently significant to be called laws. But, as we have seen, they serve the useful purpose of screening out criminals. And they also serve to protect American workers and taxpayers.

A further point to keep in mind is that to stay and work in the U.S. illegal immigrants have to break multiple laws, some of which are felonies. Among them are document fraud, tax evasion, Social Security fraud and perjury.

But what about serious crimes by illegal aliens unrelated to their immigration status? Without conflating legal immigrant crime rates, many commentators still insist that illegal aliens commit such crimes at a lower rate than natives. The problem with this claim is that no one keeps an overall comprehensive record of illegal alien crime—and some researchers charge that this is by design.

Criminologist Ron Martinelli notes that “It is in fact difficult, but not impossible to locate accurate crime statistics involving illegal immigrants. The statistics are buried both to suit a political agenda and to avoid public outcry.” Nevertheless, he maintains, it is possible to assemble data from various sources to create a more or less complete picture, and it reveals a higher crime rate by illegal aliens.

In an article in The Hill, Martinelli puts these pieces together. One of them is the statistic from the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Sentencing Commission that “as of 2014, illegal immigrants were convicted and sentenced for over 13 percent of all crimes committed in the U.S.” With illegal aliens being 3.5 percent of the population, a crime level this high is grossly disproportionate to their numbers.

Is it really unwarranted to suspect that illegal aliens as a group are prone to crime in general? People who habitually break some laws probably don’t have strong scruples about breaking others.

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May 25

Obama Administration Admitted Known MS-13 Gang Members

The Obama administration knowingly let in at least 16 admitted MS-13 gang members who arrived as illegal immigrant teenagers in 2014, a U.S. senator said Wednesday.  Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, said a whistleblower turned over Customs and Border Protection documents detailing the 16 aliens who were caught crossing the border.

“CBP apprehended them, knew they were MS-13 gang members, and they processed and disbursed them into our communities,” Sen. Johnson said. 

MS-13 is notoriously violent, with beheadings or amputations by machete a common punishment inflicted on those that defy the gang.

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May 24

Trump Supports Tax Credit Crackdown

President Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget will proposes to crackdown illegal aliens getting money from the earned income tax credit and the child tax credit.  The Trump Administration believes that its proposed measures will save $40 billion over 10 years.


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May 23

Zuckerberg Group Pitches Amnesty

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched the open borders group Its president Todd Schulte recently stated that efforts to stop illegal immigration “hurt public safety.” He also claimed that amnesty for illegal aliens would “make our country safer.” Although the billionaire Zuckerberg is not partial to walls on our border, he has a large wall protecting his own personal property.

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May 23

Huge Number of Visa Overstays Now Biggest Source of New Illegal Aliens

The source of illegal immigration into the U.S. has shifted away from the southwest border and into the country’s air and sea ports, where more than 54 million visitors checked in last year — and nearly 630,000 of them didn’t go home, according to new numbers released Monday.  Known as visa overstays, these illegal aliens present a different challenge than the border crossers.

“This report shows that we have a problem with visa overstays in the United States,” a senior administration official said in briefing reporters, vowing to step up enforcement to cut down the violations.

Student visas and exchange visitors are the worst violators, with some countries averaging overstay rates above 20%.  Libya, a hotbed for Muslim terrorists, saw 43% of its “students” refuse to leave on time, while 75% of Eritrean students overstayed, disappearing into our nation.

Homeland Security officials admit that almost none of the visa overstays are investigated.

At least five of the deadly 9-11 terrorists were visa overstays.

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May 22

Labor Force Level Declines for Natives without College

The official unemployment rate, 4.9 percent for the first quarter of 2017, is a vast improvement over the high percentages following the recession beginning in 2007. Nevertheless, the official figure minimizes the true picture of unemployment, especially for those of limited education. One way is not counting people of working age who haven’t recently looked for a job. If they are factored in, the labor force participation of all natives of working age without a college degree has declined since the recession began, from 73.8 percent in the first quarter of 2007 to 69.8 percent in the first quarter of this year. In 2000 the total was 76.1 percent. Immigration is one reason for this trend.


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May 19

Democrats Attack Davis-Oliver Act

House Democrats are expressing strong opposition to the Davis-Oliver Act recently introduced by Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) (See previous news item.) The bill would penalize cities that break federal law with their sanctuary policies while enacting other steps to strengthen internal enforcement of immigration law.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA ) stated, “We have to call it Trump’s mass deportation act. It is a hard anti-immigrant enforcement only proposal. It is a welcome mat to racism. . . .  A repudiation of the very values that have defined our great nation since its inception.” Jayapal didn’t explain how enforcing laws against lawbreakers is racist, or why it is contrary to American values to do so.


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