Jun 29

Trump: We’ll Protect Agents

President Trump affirmed that attacks against federal immigration officers will not be tolerated. He stated, “[W]e’ve heard of shameless attacks on these courageous law enforcement officers. Extremist Democrat politicians have called for the complete elimination of ICE.  .  .  . You know what would happen to parts of our country, it would be overrun with the worst criminal elements you have ever seen.  .  .  .  Left-wing activists are trying to block ICE officers from doing their jobs and publicly posting their home addresses.  .  .  . We will not tolerate attacks on our law enforcement.  .  .  .  We will always stand proudly with our brave heroes of ICE [and] the Border Patrol.”

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Jun 28

Time Manipulates Emotion

More Misinformation from the Media.

John Moore, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for Getty Images, has been photographing immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border for years. This week one of his pictures became the most visible symbol of the immigration debate in America.

“This one was a tough one for me. As soon as it was over, they were put into a van. I had to stop to take deep breaths,” describing his reaction to the scene of a two-year-old Honduran girl crying as her mother was being detained in McAllen, Texas. “All I wanted to do was pick her up. But I couldn’t.”

Due to the power of the image, which attacked President Trump’s now-reversed policy of separating children from parents who were being detained for illegally entering the United States, Time’s editors selected Moore’s photograph to create a photo illustration, including Trump, to make the July 2, 2018, cover of the magazine. – The Story Behind Time’s Trump ‘Welcome to America’ Cover, Time magazine, 7/2/18. [link]

Fact Check: The cover on Time displayed a small crying Honduran girl standing before an imposing President Trump. On the red background is the message: Welcome to America. The meaning is plain: President Trump is a hard-hearted man who wants to stop little kids at the border and rip them from their parents. This is the narrative throughout the corporate media.

It is quite dishonest. Until recent years children seldom crossed the border, but word got out during the Obama administration that entering the U.S. with a child was a good way for an illegal alien to get a free pass to stay in the U.S., especially if done so with a bogus asylum claim. The Trump Administration has tried to stop this evasion and contempt for our laws. In doing so, it has incurred the media’s wrath.

Rather than discuss what is really happening, the media are resorting to the crassest form of emotional manipulation. Thus we have the Time cover, and the little girl.

What’s interesting about this cover is the actual reality behind it. The little girl was brought to the U.S. by her mother, who abandoned her other children to come here. There is little reason to believe that she qualifies for asylum. She was previously deported from the U.S. Her aim, according to her husband, was to better her economic situation, even though he had a job and was supporting the family. She and her child were not separated by U.S. authorities, as the Time article suggested.

Eventually, Time acknowledged that it didn’t have its facts straight, but went on to claim that the cover still made a valid point against Trump. Again, the problem isn’t the president. He is simply trying to enforce the law. The blame properly belongs to the lax past enforcement that has enticed parents and other adults to bring children across the border, often putting them in danger.

What Time did was exactly the same sort of emotional blackmail that the European media employed several years when they ran a photo of a dead child on a beach. The message was that the child died while trying to flee warfare in his homeland, and that anyone who opposed the migration going on at that time was complicit in the child’s death. Later the truth came out. The boy and his family were safe in a refugee camp. The child drowned after his father recklessly tried to sneak the family into Europe to pursue a better economic situation.

Unfortunately, many people are susceptible to media manipulation, particularly on topics related to immigration. The media try to pose as the spokesmen for morality—but their utter disregard for truth is anything but ethical.

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Jun 27

Trump Backs Ryan Amnesty

In a move that has disappointed immigration control supporters, President Trump has endorsed the amnesty bill advanced by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI). The Ryan bill, supported by Republican cheap labor business interests, would grant amnesty to 1.8 million illegal aliens with only modest steps to improve border security.

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Jun 26

Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban

The Supreme court upheld President Trump’s ban on travel to the United States from a list of mostly Muslim countries for security reasons. Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the majority opinion, affirmed that the ban was “squarely within the scope of presidential authority” under federal law.  President Trump said the ruling was “a tremendous victory for the American people and the Constitution.”

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Jun 25

Most Blame Parents for Border Problem

A Rasmussen poll found that most Americans blame illegal alien parents for the problem of children coming across the Mexican border. Fifty-four percent of respondents expressed this view, compared with 35 percent who place the blame on the Trump Administration. Fifty-four percent also agreed with President Trump’s statement that “The United States will not be a migrant camp. And it will not be a refugee-holding facility–it won’t be.”

Read more at daily caller.com

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Jun 22

Reform Bill Defeated in House

The House defeated a bill sponsored by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) to place significant limits on chain migration. The vote was 193 to 231, with all Democrats and forty-one Republicans voting against it. One reason for its defeat was that the House Republican leadership, under Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), did little lobbying to promote it. Ryan is promoting another bill, one more congenial to the cheap labor interests of the Republican Party, which would leave chain migration much more intact.

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Jun 21

Their Cause Isn’t Children

More Misinformation from the Media:

A 2014 court hearing in San Francisco on unaccompanied minors who arrived in the U.S. from Central America. From separating children from their parents at the border . . . the Trump administration is under fire for its inhumane immigration practices. There’s been a deluge of terrifying headlines about the Trump administration’s immigration practices over the past few weeks. Many of the stories focus on harrowing stories about immigrant children separated from their parents or guardians—either at the U.S. border, or because the administration “forgot” to keep track of them. – How Trump’s Immigration Policy Is Harming Children, San Francisco Chronicle, 5/29/18 [link]

Fact Check: Until just a few years ago the overwhelming majority of illegal aliens crossing the border were adults. Subsequently, many began bringing children with them, often showing little regard for their safety and wellbeing. Under President Obama’s “catch and release” policy, the word got out that adults with children would be released from custody if apprehended—provided they promised to show for an amnesty hearing. This was a promise most often not kept.

President Trump has set a different course, that of actually trying to enforce our immigration laws. This requires keeping illegal aliens in custody until their asylum claims can be judged. In the meantime, the children accompanying them are held in separate detention centers for no longer than 20 days. The reason for the separation is that mixing adults and juveniles in the same facility could pose problems for the young people. In many instances the adults accompanying the juveniles are not their parents or other relatives.

After the 20 days in detention, the young people are put in foster care, often with illegal alien relatives in the U.S. Those who arrive unaccompanied by adults also go to foster care. The government does its best to check on their wellbeing, but the illegal resident guardians don’t want any contact with the government for fear they might be deported. Illegal aliens advocates have spun on this lack of contact to claim that it’s the consequence of the Trump Administration’s callous indifference—rather than place the responsibility were it really belongs—on the guardians.

The blame for whatever “harrowing” experiences the migrant children face does not rest on the Trump Administration. The true culprits are the illegal alien advocates who encourage foreign adults to bring children with “catch and release.” Another of their inducements is trying to water down the requirements for asylum so that virtually anyone can qualify. With this prospect held before them, potential migrants are encouraged to come and try their luck with the asylum lottery.

Illegal alien advocates are using children to manipulate outrage against the Trump Administration. By doing so, they reveal their real game: Use the kids as pawns as they play to checkmate our country’s rule of law.

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Jun 20

SPLC May Face More Lawsuits

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is a radical left-wing group that regularly smears and maligns people who dissent from its Cultural Marxist dogmas. It stridently attacks immigration control organizations because mass immigration serves the Cultural Marxist agenda of destabilizing American society.

One of the SPLC’s targets was Maajid Nawaz. The SPLC called him an anti-Muslim extremist and put his organization, the Quilliam Foundation, on its “hate” list. Nawaz responded by threatening a lawsuit. The SPLC backed down, apologized, and agreed to pay Nawaz more than $3 million in compensation.

As a consequence of this outcome, other organizations targeted by the SPLC are considering legal action against it .

Read more at wnd.com

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Jun 19

Nielsen Corrects Fake News

A common media narrative is that President Trump initiated the policy of separating adult illegal aliens from the children they bring across the border. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen corrected this narrative at a press conference by noting that the current policy is based on a long-standing law, one followed by both the Bush and Obama Administrations.

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Jun 18

Some DACA Recipients Have Arrest Records

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revealed that almost 60,000 recipients of the DACA program (eight percent) have arrest records. This program allows illegal aliens in the DACA category to stay in the U.S. and work. Legislation now before Congress would grant them a permanent amnesty and a pathway to citizenship.

The director of U.S. citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) stated that “You could be arrested a whole lot of times and still get DACA.” While not all of those arrested were convicted, Cissna noted, “I would like people to keep in mind .  .  . whatever they do , I would hope that we, at USCIS, would be able to turn down these people .  .  . if we think they’re a safety threat .  .  . if someone is a gang member .  .  . even if they don’t have a conviction.”

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