May 11

Trump Follows the Rule of Law

More Misinformation from the Media:

President Trump’s immigration enforcement initiatives, such as they are have had a rough run in the federal courts . . . Trump wrote, “See you in the Supreme Court.” . . . That followed a noxious broadside on the courts for Press Secretary Sean Spicer that ‘the rule of law suffered another blow, as an unelected judge unilaterally rewrote immigration policy for our nation.’ No, a federal judge looked at the administration’s bullying threat to withhold funds that it had no statutory authority to withhold and declared it unconstitutional. That is the very definition of upholding the rule of law. . . .  Congress [should] revive the 2013 comprehensive immigration bill . . . .  At the risk of belaboring the obvious, immigration—despite society’s occasional surges of xenophobia—made this country. Not only does it define the nation’s past, it will define the future as well. – Trump Needs a Better Approach to Immigration Because Bullying Isn’t Cutting It, Los Angeles Times, The Times Editorial Board, 4/29/17. [Link]

Fact Check: Contrary to the Times’ claim the president does have statutory authority to penalize sanctuary cities. It derives from the Illegal Immigration and Immigration Responsibility Act, passed by Congress in 1996 and signed by President Clinton, which prohibits states and other jurisdictions from refusing to cooperate with federal immigration law enforcement. Under our system of government, Congress makes laws and the president is supposed to enforce them.

This is precisely what President Trump did when he threated to cut federal funds to sanctuary cities for violating the law. Just how this constitutes “bullying” is difficult to discern. While it is true that a lower court can rule an action unconstitutional, as one in instance did, our system of law allows for court rulings to be appealed. Are the Times editorialists unaware of this fact? By proposing to appeal the ruling all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary, President Trump is acting in perfect accord with the rule of law.

If the Times editorialists really care about that rule, it’s surprising that they want a revival of the 2013 comprehensive immigration reform legislation. That proposed measure displayed contempt for the rule of law by offering legal status and eventual American citizenship to millions of illegal aliens—in effect rewarding them for breaking our laws.

The notion that “immigration made this country” is one of those breezy immigration clichés deigned to short-circuit critical thinking. It evades such questions as to whether the level of immigration we had in the past is appropriate to our future as a developed country. It implies that just because some immigration is beneficial that unlimited immigration is beneficial—which is like saying that because a glass of wine a day is healthy that binge drinking vodka will make a person much more healthy.

If it can be said that “immigration made America” in a good sense, it can just as well be said that immigration restriction was beneficial too. A primary case in point was the restrictionist legislation in the 1920s which sharply reduced the massive immigration of the preceding decades. That sharp reduction helped immigrants assimilate and boosted wage levels—which enabled immigrants and their children to move into the middle class. No doubt the same consequences would follow if we cut our massive level of immigration today.

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May 11

DUI Suspect Who Injured Family and Fled, an Illegal with 15 Deportations

The DUI suspect who plowed his truck into a family driving home from Disneyland, then fled the scene, was an illegal alien who had been deported 15 times in the last 15 years.  The crash, in San Diego, left the American mother unconscious and the 6-year-old son with a fractured skull, bleeding from his nose and ears.

Police found the suspect, Constantino Banda-Acosta, 38, and his passenger, also an illegal who’s been deported before, a few miles away.

Read more here:  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/11/dui-suspect-who-hit-boy-6-illegal-15-deportations/

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May 10

Emory Covers Illegals’ Tuition

Emory University in Atlanta is offering to cover the full tuition of illegal aliens who enroll there. A legal foreign student would have to pay a total $70,000 to enroll. An Emory spokeswoman stated that “Emory accepts undocumented students for admission and financial aid . . . [in order to have] students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.” Evidently, the university views lawbreaking as a form of diverse enrichment.

Read more at breitbart.com.

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May 09

FBI Head Reveals Refugee Criminal Link

Immigration advocates commonly maintain that refugees pose no terrorist threat to Americans because they go through background checks. They neglect to note that background checks are often difficult in their countries of origin. In recent testimony before Congress FBI Director James Comey pointed out that in more than 2,000  “violent extremist investigations . . . about 300 of them [15 percent] are people who came to the United States as refugees.”

Read more at cis.org.

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May 08

TX Governor Signs Anti-Sanctuary Law

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed an anti-sanctuary law which imposes fines on the”sanctuary” jurisdictions in the state which refuse to cooperate with federal immigration law enforcement. In addition to the fines, police chiefs and sheriffs who support sanctuary policies face jail sentences under the new law. Said Abbott, “My top priority is public safety, and this bill furthers that objective by keeping dangerous criminals off our streets.”

Read more at washingtontimes.com.

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May 05

Few Visa Overstayers Deported

It is estimated that as many as 40 percent of illegal aliens in the U.S. did not illegally cross the border to get there. They are people who came with legal visas and remained after their visas expired. The Department of Homeland Security has specifically identified 1.2 million individuals who are probably in this category, but in 2015 only managed to arrest about 3,400 of them. The government still lacks the means to check the departures of visa holders, even though this has long been promised. Several of the 9/11 terrorists were visa overstay illegal aliens.

Read more at washingtontimes.com.

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May 04

Progressives Go Over The Cliff

More Misinformation from the Media:

San Francisco is one of the most progressive cities in the nation, especially when it comes to national immigration. We believe so much in the natural right of people to join us here in America that we fought to keep our status as a sanctuary city, even in the face of being federally defunded for it. We pride ourselves on our rejection of plans to tighten immigration controls and deport undocumented immigrants. . . . If we in San Francisco so strongly believe that national immigration is a human right, then it seems strange to block migration into our own neighborhoods. –  SF Supports Immigrants—Just Not into our Neighborhoods, San Francisco Chronicle, Vincent Woo, 12/12/16. Link here.

Fact Check: Progressive is a fine sounding word, but it only has value in terms of where its progress goes. Progress over a cliff is no good at all, and the same may be said of the political label “progressive,” which is really just another name for radical left-wing ideology. One thing nearly all progressives agree upon is unswerving devotion to mass immigration.

According to author Woo, it is a “natural right” for anyone who wants to come to move here. Really? And just where does this alleged right come from? Mainly, it seems, from the thin air of their rarified ideology. To the contrary, rights that are real and down-to-earth are those of American citizens who are constitutionally entitled to decide what kind of society they wish to have. And this most definitely includes the right to maintain their national character and way of life.

With no restrictions on immigration we certainly would lose any semblance of what America is today, and the change most definitely would not be for the better. An international Gallup poll found that 150 million foreigners would like to move to the United States. Because they would no doubt bring their immediate family members with them, as well as some extended family members, the total of arrivals could reach half-a-billion.

Can any reasonable person imagine that an inundation of this magnitude—or even close to it—would not be a disaster for us? What would it do to our environment, the economic prospects of our working people, and our national cohesion?

Progressives ignore these questions for what appear to be two reasons. Many of them, with their upper-class status, live in gilded ghettos far removed from the maddening diversity they wish to inflict on everyone else. They can live in dream worlds because they can afford them. Other progressives, of the more hard-core variety, are far more sinister. They know full well that mass immigration brings distress and upheaval, and that’s precisely why they support it. With society in chaos, they can advance their revolutionary agenda—a strategy documented by author William Hawkins in his book Importing Revolution.

In any case, Vincent Woo deserves credit for calling the first group of progressives to live up to their professed ideals. He notes that many of them in San Francisco use various legal ordinances to keep diversity out of their neighborhoods. One hopes his idea will catch on. If progressives have to experience what they advocate, they might stop being progressives.

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May 03

Budget Bill Expands Foreign Worker Visas

The federal budget bill, now before Congress, has a provision to add as many as 20,000 foreign blue-collar workers under the H-2B visa program. They will compete with American workers for jobs. Cheap labor interests worked to include this provision in the budget.

Read more at breitbart.com.

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May 02

Pro-Immigrant Protests Across Nation on May Day

Leftists demonstrated across the nation on Monday to protest President Trump’s pledged crackdown on illegal immigration.  Strikes, marches and rallies were held in Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Washington, Seattle, New York and dozens of other cities.  

In Portland, the protests turned into a violent riot, with fires set, a police car burned, and windows broken.

Read more here:  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/1/may-day-protests-turn-violence/

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May 01

Ag Secretary Pushes Cheap Labor Agenda

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says President Trump will not challenge the status quo of agriculture using illegal aliens for a large share of its workforce. According to Perdue, Trump “understands that there are . . . undocumented [i.e., illegal] immigrant laborers, out here on the farms, many of them that are doing a great job, contributing to the economy of the United States.” He added that sending these illegal aliens home “is not his focus nor will be my focus.”

Breitbart News points out that that these statements ignore the growing potential of mechanization to perform farm work. This transition would be of great social and economic benefit to the U.S., says Breitbart, but agricultural interests prefer the easier route of cheap and abundant illegal labor.

Read more at breitbart.com.

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