Jan 21

Democrat Reject Trump Compromise

Democrats rejected President Trump’s proposed compromise to end the partial shutdown of the government. The president proposed $5.8 billion for a border wall–in exchange for extended legal residence for illegal aliens in the DACA category and for foreigners allowed to stay in the U.S. temporarily following disasters in their countries. Many in the latter category should have gone home already because the disasters that prompted them to leave are long over.

The Democrats said Trump’s proposal didn’t go far enough. We want want the people covered to have permanent residence and a path to citizenship. Many of the president’s supporters felt that the compromise went too far by offering extended residence for no more concessions than wall funding.

Read more at chicagotribune.com

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Jan 21

Caravan with some recently deported marches on, while yet another sets out

The Central American caravan that left Honduras on January 14, now some 2000 strong, continues its march–by bus and on foot–through southern Mexico.  The Mexican government appears resigned to their presence, offering them temporary asylum as long as they are “orderly.”  Among the throng, reporters have talked with various would-be returnees, who have already been deported from the U.S. and are trying again.

One migrant from Honduras told Fox News on Sunday that he was in the first caravan that reached the U.S.-Mexico border last October. The man said he made it to San Diego illegally, was caught and deported.

Meanwhile, another new caravan, numbering 1000, is reported to have left Honduras yesterday.

For more, see Fox News.

 

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Jan 18

Wall Opponents Like Their Walls

Fox News host Tucker Carlson  noted that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thinks a border wall is “immoral” even though she and other opponents of a border wall have walls around their personal properties. Said Carlson, “We contacted Speaker Pelosi to find out [if she thinks personal walls should come down]. She didn’t reply. Neither did the other Democrats we called. It turns out they have no plans to eliminate anyone else’s walls, and certainly not their own. They just don’t want a wall to protect America. They don’t think our country deserves that.”

Read more at foxnews.com

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Jan 18

Latest caravan now in Mexico

Most of the Honduran caravan of migrants, totaling 1800, have crossed into Mexico.  The new Mexican government has apparently adopted a policy of acquiescence, distributing identification armbands to each migrant and permitting peaceful entrance over the same bridge where last October’s caravan met (futile) resistance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more, see “New Migrant Caravan Begins Crossing Peacefully Into Mexico” on the KTLA website.

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Jan 17

New video: How many?

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  wants to abolish immigration and customs enforcement at a time when 150 million people want to immigrate to America.  Does Ms. Cortez think we should admit 150 million people?  And if not, how many should we admit?  Click on the image below to view our new video ad.

 

 

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Jan 17

Ramos Has Supremacist Agenda

The Quote Below: More Misinformation from the Media

The wall has become a metaphor to Mr. Trump and his millions of supporters. It represents a divide between “us” and “them,” a physical demarcation for those who refuse to accept that in just a few decades, a majority of the country will be people of color.

This is about more than just a wall. Mr. Trump promised it in 2015, in the same speech in which he announced his candidacy, the same speech in which he called Mexican immigrants rapists, criminals and drug traffickers. His goal was to exploit the anxiety and resentment of voters in an increasingly multicultural, multiethnic society. Mr. Trump’s wall is a symbol for those who want to make America white again.

The chant “Build that wall, build that wall” became his hymn — and an insult not just to Latinos but also to all people who do not share his xenophobic ideals. The wall went from a campaign promise to a monument built on bigoted ideas. That is why most Americans cannot say yes to it. Every country has a right to protect its borders. But not to a wall that represents hate, discrimination and fear. – Jorge Ramos: Trump Is the Wall, The New York Times, Jorge Ramos, 1/9/19 [Link]

Fact Check of Quote: Ramos engages in race baiting, no doubt to cover his own racial/ethnic agenda. His book The Latino Wave, reveals a Latino supremacist agenda. As a reviewer on Amazon rightly notes, “In this work, millionaire Jorge Ramos essentially advocates for a Hispanic conquest of the United States. He urges Hispanics in the U.S. to reject cultural assimilation in the U.S. and, at the same time, to drop their national identities in order to form a united front to make the U.S. a Hispanic nation. He labels anyone who disagrees with this conquest of the U.S. a racist.”

Thus Ramos criticizes those who question massive demographic transformation of the U.S., even as he pushes to makeover this country in the image of Latin America. Two things he says in this quote are completely false. President Trump did not call all Mexican immigrants “rapists, criminals and drug traffickers.” He said that some Mexican illegal aliens fit those descriptions—a true statement. Next, neither Trump nor anyone else is proposing an immigration policy to “make America white again.” No change of immigration could do that in a country with tens of millions of non-white native-born citizens.

And why should loyal citizens of Latino background be offended by a wall to protect a country that is just as much theirs as any other citizens. When Ramos speaks of Latinos being insulted, he must be referring to supremacist Latinos such as himself.

Ramos claims that our country has the right to protect its border, but his statement is highly disingenuous. What he really seems to mean is that we can take steps to secure the border only so long as those steps are ineffective to stop illegal immigration. To suggest a wall or anything else effective is to risk a shower of politically-correct bully words from Ramos: bigot, hater, racist, xenophobe, etc.

This trash talk merits no respect. Contrary to Ramos’s assertion, there should be a distinction between us (citizens) and (them) non-citizens. If we don’t make that distinction, we cease to have a country.

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Jan 16

New Caravan Crosses into Guatemala

The new Honduran caravan has left Honduras and crossed into Guatemala, en route to the United States. President Trump has responded, via Twitter: “A big new Caravan is heading up to our Southern Border from Honduras. . . . Tell Nancy [Pelosi] and Chuck [Schumer] that a drone flying around will not stop them. Only a Wall will work. Only a Wall, or Steel Barrier, will keep our Country safe! Stop playing political games and end the Shutdown!”

For more, see the NPR website.

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Jan 16

Brooks: Dems Promote Immigration for Power

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) charged that the “Democrat strategy” is to import an underclass of foreign-born voters in order to enhance Democratic political power. He stated, “The Democrats have seen how [mass immigration] affects political power, regardless of [immigrants’] ability to support themselves in our country. Hopefully from [their] vantage point, [immigrants] will be dependent on welfare . . . as soon as they can be registered to vote, [which will turn them] into a dependable Democrat voter. And they hope to do the same thing they’ve done in California to the rest of the country.
Read more at breitbart.com

 

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Jan 15

Poll: Most See Crisis on Border

A  Quinnipiac University Poll found that 54 percent of Americans believe that illegal immigration and drug trafficking have created a “security crisis” on our southern border.

Read more at breitbart.com

 

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Jan 15

New Central American Caravan Sets Out for the U.S.

On Monday, January 14, between 600 and 800 Hondurans began yet another trek toward the United States. Expressing their hope that President Trump “won’t be so hard and will let us enter,” they set off on buses, leaving  what Reuters calls the “entrenched poverty and gangland violence” of their homeland. The news account notes, however, that their unhappiness with home did not prevent them from waving Honduran flags.  More migrants are expected to join them in coming days.

Read more at Reuters.

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