Newly-elected liberal Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez on Friday issued a new policy that prohibits deputies and jailers from inquiring about someone’s immigration status and limits how they can work with federal Immigration and Customs (ICE) officials. While President Donald Trump was promising a new immigration policy that puts Americans first, and demonstrators were protesting Trump’s inauguration in trendy liberal Austin, Texas Governor Greg Abbott Tweeted he would cut funding to Austin for adopting sanctuary policies.
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More Misinformation from the Media:
While the Bible has plenty of contradictory passages, scripture scholars and religious leaders . . . widely agree God’s central message to the Israelites is to protect and defend the stranger. . . . Christian leaders frequently draw from biblical sources to make a moral case for why we need just and compassionate immigration reform that includes an earned pathway to citizenship. . . . The Southern Poverty Law Center notes that Sessions has extensive ties to both anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim extremist groups. . . . [Sen.] Sessions might want to find fodder in the Bible for his reactionary positions, but the fact is he is isolated and out of with more than a millennium of Christian thought and discipleship. . . . The senator has a right to his views, but dressing them up in Christian clothing is an insult to those who take Jesus seriously. – Jeff Sessions Needs a Sunday School Lesson on Immigration, John Gehring, Religion News Service, 1/6/17
Fact Check: This article attacks Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for defending immigration control from a Christian perspective. Contrary to Gehring’s claim, no systematic reading of the Old Testament would conclude that its central message “is to protect and defend the stranger.” The central message is that Israel was to maintain her religious and national integrity—specifically by refusing to mix and blend with neighboring nations.
The commandments to protect strangers must be seen in that context. Strangers (foreigners) were allowed to dwell in Israel, either temporarily or long-term, on the provision that they respected the laws of Israel. On that basis were granted respect and protection. Thus there is no analogy between those strangers and illegal aliens today—and certainly no moral imperative to reward their lawbreaking with the prize of our citizenship. A biblical scholar who delineates these issues well is James Hoffmeir, author of The Immigration Crisis, Immigrants, Aliens, and the Bible.
Compassion unbalanced by the virtues of justice and prudence brings sentimental permissiveness and ultimately chaos. This is where mass uncontrolled immigration will carry a nation. It is antithesis of the biblical order in which affirms the division of mankind into nations—each with its own character. The contemporary movement to erase borders and blend humanity into one is simply an updated version of the rebellion against God at Babel recorded in the book of Genesis.
It is a cause championed today by anti-Christian secular humanists and the cultural Marxists who espouse the doctrines popularly known as political correctness. Unfortunately, some Christians who lack discernment have allowed these worldly ideologies to cloud their thinking. Interestingly, Gehring cites the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as it were a legitimate source, rather than the purveyor politically correct bigotry that it is. Most specifically it shows its anti-Christian colors by ludicrously labeling Christian organizations such as the American Family Association as “hate groups.”
Neo-Babelism is the doctrine truly at odds with a millennium of Christian thought. Theologians ranging from St. Thomas Aquinas to John Calvin have affirmed the legitimacy of nations, and by corollary their right—as ancient Israel—to preserve their identity and character. Those who take Jesus seriously are not typically deluded by the gospel according to St. Marx.
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Some campuses are following the lead of “sanctuary cities” by stating their refusal to cooperate with federal immigration law enforcement. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) has introduced legislation to deter them from doing so. It would deny federal funds to these “sanctuary campuses.” Said Hunter, “This effort is not about telling colleges who they can and can’t accept for enrollment, but whatever decision they make will either mean they receive federal money or they don’t — it’s that simple.”
Read more at washingtontimes.com.
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Deportations of illegal aliens from the interior have declined by 73 percent since 2009. The Obama Administration claims that it has removed focus from most illegal aliens in order to focus on deporting illegal aliens who pose a criminal threat to the public. While the percentage of these aliens as part of the total of illegal aliens deported has sharply increased, the numbers of those criminals being sent home have steadily declined. In 2016 they totaled 60,000, down from approximately 150,000 in 2010. There are two million deportable criminal aliens now residing in the U.S.
Read more at cis.org.
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President-elect Donald Trump denounced the open-border policy of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He stated: “I think she made one very catastrophic mistake and that was taking all of these illegals, you know taking all of the people from wherever they come from. And nobody even knows where they come from.” He added that “People, countries want their own identity.”
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January 15, 2017
The mayor of our nation’s capital will soon be using money from collected from taxpayers nationwide to provide a haven for illegal aliens. At the same time, a Democrat senator and a Republican senator have joined forces to try to protect amnestied illegals through legislation, indicating that a major national battle over the nation’s immigration policy looms.
Last week, Washington, D.C., became the latest city to join a growing list of cities run by left-wing mayors that have pledged to use taxpayer money to protect illegal aliens from deportation under the incoming administration of Donald Trump.
In a dramatic depature from the policies of President Barack Obama, President-elect Trump and incoming Attorney General Jeff Sessions have promised to enforce immigration laws, sending shock waves through some corporate boardrooms, non-profit foundations, ethnic advocacy groups and others benefitting from unchecked illegal immigration. Democrat political strategists, for example, fear that reductions in the Hispanic immigrant population will shrink their future electoral base.
The nation’s capital is joining Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco and New York, where advocates of cheap imported labor have vowed not only to defy federal immigration law by refusing to cooperate with immigration authorities, but also to provide legal aid at taxpayer expense to illegal aliens facing deportation.
In addition to local revenues, D.C. also receives federal tax dollars collected from taxpayers nationwide who have no say in how those dollars are spent.
Democrat D.C. Mayor Muriel Browser announced she will set aside a whopping $500,000 in city revenues for grants to immigration lawyers and ethnic advocacy groups to protect the estimated 25,000 or more illegals living and working in her city.
“If immigration enforcement changes and problems arise, DC’s immigrant population will have our support and the support of DC’s legal community,” said Browser.
She said she will launch the initiative by shifting funds from the Office on Latino Affairs to a new “Immigrant Justice Legal Services Grant Program.” City officials said that the fund would also accept donations from individual residents or groups.
Nonprofits, private organizations and law firms in Washington will be eligible to win the grant money. Groups can begin applying Jan. 23, the first Monday that Trump will be in the White House.
Although the funds are coming through the Latino affairs office, groups that promote or defend illegal immigrants from any region are eligible for grants. The mayor’s aides said they envision nonprofit immigrant groups pairing with law firms to win grants, creating a network of new tax-funded legal services for illegal immigrants.
More evidence that a battle over immigration policy is breweing came from Capitol Hill. Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin (IL) and Republican Lindsey Graham (SC) are introducing legislation they call the “Bridge Act” to extend “protected status” to illegal aliens who received a reprieve from deportation through an executive order from President Barack Obama’s “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” known as DACA. Their bill would give an estimated 750,000 illegal aliens work permits renewable every two years if they commit no serious felonies while in the U.S. illegally. Because DACA was implemented by executive order, it can be rescinded by President-elect Trump after he takes office. So the senators are trying to preserve the amnesty policy in federal law out of the reach of action by presidential orders.
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Former U.S. Attorney Troy A. Eid, the first Arab-American U.S. Attorney, writing Saturday in The Denver Post, states: “President-elect Trump recognizes that the federal government isn’t as serious as it must be about immigration and border security.”
“A symptom of the prevailing political and bureaucratic dysfunction is the federal government’s willingness to tolerate what federal authorities call ‘criminal aliens’ who offend against other illegal immigrants living here as well as U.S. citizens. Criminal aliens inflict a disproportionate amount of damage to the rest of us.”
“In 2013 — the most recent year in which data are available — one in every four criminals sentenced to federal prison in the United States was an illegal alien who, after committing at least one felony in our country, was deported but returned illegally to commit more crimes.”
“According to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, the average criminal alien in federal custody has already been deported 3.2 times before returning to our country; one offender had been deported 73 times.”
“Not surprisingly, many criminal aliens get here by illegally crossing our country’s border with Mexico. Securing that border is just plain common sense.”
“The security benefits of a more extensive border security ‘wall’ or fence along the Mexican border, beyond those portions already in place, are hardly speculative. Among many other recent international examples, when Israel finished its security fence along its Egyptian border, 36 people were caught trying to cross compared to 10,440 the year before.”
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Leftists protesting the promised policies of immigration law enforcement by soon-to-be president Donald Trump have begun marches, rallies and other protests in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and other cities across the U.S.
Readers caring to read the same old MSM tales of innocent immigrants of color living in fear, yet bravely fighting for justice against the forces of evil, may go here: http://www.npr.org/2017/01/14/509866821/groups-protest-trumps-immigration-positions-across-the-country
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Deportations of aliens from the interior of the U.S in 2016 have declined 73% since 2009, the year President Obama took office, according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies. The report analyzes FY 2016 statistics recently released by Obama’s DHS.
Unlike in past years, the Obama administration reports contain only a fraction of the important statistics that traditionally were published on the work of the federal immigration agencies. Instead, the Obama-DHS reports claim “success” because most of the aliens removed were “priorities” under Obama directives that leave most illegals safe from deportation.
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