Jul 10

Detention Centers Aren’t Concentration Camps

The Quote Below: More Misinformation from the Media

The debate over whether ‘concentration camp’ is the right term for migrant detention centers on the southern border has drawn long-overdue attention to the American government’s dehumanizing treatment of defenseless children. . . . as appears to be the case these harsh conditions have been inflicted by on children as part of a broader plan to deter others from migrating. . . .

Those of us who want to stop what’s happening need to think about all the different individuals playing a role in the systematic mistreatment of migrant children and how we can get them to stop participating. . . . The identities of the individual Customs and Border Protection agents who are physically separating children from their families and staffing the detention centers are not undiscoverable. Immigration lawyers have agent names; journalists reporting at the border have names, photos and even videos. These agents’ actions should be publicized, particularly in their home communities. . . . This is not an argument for doxing. . . . – The Treatment of Migrants Likely ‘Meets the Definition of a Mass Atrocity’, Kate Cronin-Furman, The New York Times, 6/29/19 [Link]

Fact Check of Quote: It may be, in some instances, that the treatment of migrant children in detention is  not what it should be. But it is quite another to charge that this treatment stems from deliberate cruelty designed as a policy to discourage migration. The fact of the matter is that the detention centers are overwhelmed by the recent mass influx of migrant adults and children. Under these circumstances, it is impossible for hard-pressed authorities to provide the optimum attention and care.

Interestingly, those so indignant about the problems of the migrant children seem totally indifferent to the fundamental cause of this situation. Thanks to loopholes in U.S. law, illegal aliens know they have a good chance of entering and staying in the U.S. if they make bogus claims for asylum and have children with them. These critics won’t protest those loopholes, and neither will they direct their abundant outrage toward the irresponsible parents and other adults who endanger the children by dragging them across the border and using them as pawns to game our system.

Despite the challenges they face, our authorities on the border are doing a reasonably decent job of handling the migration crisis. Nevertheless, the corporate media are putting out a very different story, one similar in message to the quote above. The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez said he was “full of indignation” when he heard them.

Rodriguez, who heads the Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, went with a group of other pastors to investigate a migrant detention center in Texas where bad conditions were reported. “To my surprise,” he stated, “I saw something drastically different from the stories I’ve been hearing in our national discourse. . . . I was shocked at the misinformation of the crisis at the border. We found no soiled diapers, no deplorable conditions and no lack of basic necessities.” Rodriguez, by the way, is no hardliner on illegal immigration. In the past, he has advocated legal status for illegal aliens and a pathway for them to become citizens.

Describing the detention centers as “concentration camps” and sites of “mass atrocities” is vicious and dishonest rhetoric. The author claims she is not for “doxing,” but that’s exactly what she’s advocating. Doxing is a tactic commonly used by the radical left in this country by employing social media and other means to spread defamation and slander against its targets. The goal is to humiliate those targets, threaten their employment, and possibly set them up for physical assault.

It is clear that many in the media do not have honorable intentions. If they truly cared about child trafficking, they would denounce the incentives that encourage it. Seldom if ever do they display outrage against a border out of control, and the danger that poses to our national sovereignty and rule of law.

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Jul 10

America Not Good Enough for Ilhan Omar

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), a native Somalian, told the Washington Post recently that she is disappointed with America, that–in the words of the Post–her American experience has been one of “racism, cruelty and injustice.” She bolstered her claims with various anecdotes, one obviously cribbed from Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, about a black grandmother thrown into a Minneapolis jail, and then hauled into court and fined an unpayable fine for stealing a $2 loaf of bread to feed her “starving granddaughter.”

That one was too much even for the Washington Post. Shoplifters usually aren’t arrested in Minneapolis and those who are are typically sentenced only to attend a three-hour class. Called to task on her story by the interviewer, Rep. Omar managed, “[T]hat’s what I remember.”

Upon coming to New York City as a child, Omar recalls being disappointed to find it “cramped, dirty and populated by panhandlers.” When confronted with his apparent distortions of the truth, her father explained, somewhat vaguely, “We’re not in our America yet.”

Hearing Ms. Omar’s unrelenting attacks on the America that took her in, it’s clear she’s never yet made it to her America, and God willing never will, as it would no doubt be one that is under the iron heel of Sharia law.

On his July 9 Fox News program, in response to Omar’s rants and after reviewing her history,  Tucker Carlson said the following:

“Omar isn’t ‘disappointed’ in America. She’s enraged by it. She has undisguised contempt for the United States and its people. That should worry you and not just because Omar is now a sitting member of Congress. Ilhan Omar has become living proof that the way we practice immigration has become dangerous to this country. . . . Maybe that is our fault for asking too little of our immigrants. We aren’t self-confident enough to make them assimilate so they never feel fully American. Or maybe the problem is deeper than that. Maybe we are importing people from places whose values are simply antithetical to ours. Who knows what the problem is, but there is a problem and whatever the cause, this cannot continue. No country can import large numbers of people who hate it and expect to survive. The Romans were the last to try that with predictable results. So be grateful for Ilhan Omar, annoying as she is. She’s a living fire alarm, a warning to the rest of us. We better change our immigration system immediately or else.”

This bold statement has predictably brought a chorus of rage from the media and elsewhere, with the usual demands for Carlson’s head or at least his dismissal. The congressperson herself responded by tweeting the charge that Carlson is a “racist fool.”

Ironically, Omar’s right about America,  in a way.  An America that tolerates the likes of her in its national assembly is not an America we want. Let’s be grateful that on the other side there are voices like Tucker Carlson’s. Long may he thrive.

For more, see Breitbart News and the Washington Post.

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Jul 10

Poll: Carry Out Deportations

A Harvard-Harris Poll found that a majority of American voters (51 percent) want mass deportations illegal aliens who have received court orders to leave the United State. President Trump says the deportations will proceed if Congress does not close loopholes in asylum law that encourage illegal aliens to make bogus asylum claims.

Read more at harvardharrispoll.com

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Jul 09

Tech Cheap Labor Interests Seek Bill

Cheap labor tech interests and their congressional allies are trying to slip legislation through the House and Senate to reward tech employers who replace U.S. workers with foreign workers. The legislation would substantially increase the number of Indians who could take U.S. tech jobs.

Read more at breitbart.com and cis.org

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Jul 08

Deportations Planned

Ken Cuccinelli, acting head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said that immigration authorities are prepared to carry out the large-scale deportations of illegal aliens that President Trump recently announced. Appearing on CBS News’ Face the Nation, Cuccinelli stated “They’re ready to just perform their mission, which is to go and find and detain and then deport the approximately one million people who have final removal orders.”

Read more at breitbart.com

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Jul 06

Koch Teams with Soros

Charles Koch, one half of the billionaire Koch Brothers duo, sponsored a summit this past week in Colorado Springs of his umbrella organization “Stand Together.”

Within Stand Together, Koch finances a network of organizations promoting his numerous political causes, including what he calls “immigration reform.” One organization within this network concerned with immigration is called “Americans for Prosperity (AFP).”  Senior vice president of AFP is one Jorge Lima, who spoke at the Colorado Springs affair.

The U.S. immigration system is “broken,” Lima announced and is “hurtful to American citizens and immigrants alike. It keeps out too many good people who would contribute to this country, and incentivizes illegal entry.” In response, this fall the AFP will “launch a major new campaign to build more empathy” and will team “up with many more partners.”

Charles Koch (left) and George Soros

Lima didn’t identify the new partners, but among them just might be a surprising new ally from the billionaire ranks: George Soros.

Because, also at last week’s “summit,” Koch announced that he and Soros have embarked upon a new joint “anti-war” project they call the “Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft,” borrowing the name from President John Quincy Adams who warned against going abroad “in search of monsters.”

It turns out there’s no need to go abroad; we seem to have enough of our own right here.

Turning anti-war would seem to be an about-face for both billionaires. As the libertarian website Europe Reloaded points out, Koch has been a major donor to the “Iraq-raping think tank American Enterprise Institute,” while Soros is a major supporter of the NATO narrative management firm Atlantic Council, which has conducted a p.r. campaign against Russia. Suddenly, going anti-war is raising a few eyebrows and not a little skepticism.

Oddly, the Kochs and Soros have collaborated before: on supporting Black Lives Matter in 2016 in freeing federal prisoners, for example.

With this latest scheme, pacifists or not, Koch and Soros are both solidly in the open-borders camp, and if they’re no longer in favor of invading the world, we can be sure they still support inviting it.  So an open-borders  alliance between the two (or three, if brother David joins in) wouldn’t surprise us a bit.

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Jul 05

Poll: Immigration Is Top Issue

Immigration has become the top issue that concerns voters, according to a new Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey. Previously the greatest concern was health care. Currently, the survey found, 42 percent of registered voters say immigration is their top issue, compared with 38 percent who picked health care as their leading concern. Mark Penn, the co-director of the poll, cited chaos at the border as the reason for the shift in priorities.

Read more at thehill.com

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Jul 05

Senate Republicans Try to Abolish Green Card Cap

Immigration Voice with their champion, Mike Lee (R-Utah)

Neil Munro reported in Breitbart News on July 3 that Utah Senator Mike Lee, a Republican, is attempting to push through, without debate, a bill that would effectively abolish the yearly cap on green cards awards. Lee’s bill, S.386–grandly named the “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act”–would provide for one million additional green cards–the vast majority to be awarded to recent high tech Indian graduates already in this country–over the next decade.

According to Munro, this would enable the Indian graduates to “take many prestigious college-graduate jobs sought by younger American graduates, to force down the Americans’ salaries, and to create yet more economic problems for the disadvantaged Millennial generation.”

Lee is employing a Senate strategy called “Unanimous Consent,” which enables senators to quietly support a bill without actually having to vote on it.  The expectation is that, once the Senate bill is passed, the House will push through an identical bill of its own.

The scheme appeared to be working as planned until June 27, when Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) put a hold on it.

Paul’s action then brought out the long knives of the bill’s major backer, a contract workers’ organization called Immigration Voice, whose efforts are spearheaded by a former Congressional-staffer-turned-lobbyist named Leon Fresco. Fresco is an immigration lawyer who formerly worked for Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer on the notorious “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill of 2013.

On a conference call with Immigration Voice on June 30, Fresco outlined the tactic he plans to use against Paul and anyone else who might oppose the giveaway scheme. The tactic is a familiar one: Cry racism!

“All of our opponents [Fresco said] can be lumped into one of two categories, very simple. Either you are an ethno-racist … Or you are what I would call a for-profit racist, meaning, ‘I have figured out a way to make money from the racist system, and if this racist system goes away, I’m not going to make money anymore.’”

Fresco bragged to the group of his earlier success with applying political pressure from Indian groups on Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to support his scheme.  With Grassley, he said, “Immigration Voice was very, very persuasive — just like we are planning to be with Sen. Paul….[A]nybody who tries to get in our way is now in the middle of a moving freight train … We will not be stopped, the concerns of racists and for-profit racists will fall by the wayside.”

This claim, according to Munro, is being made “on behalf of Indian graduates whose homeland society is rigidly divided by an extreme caste system set 4,000 years ago.”

This is the political landscape to which our country has devolved: ethnic special interest groups using specious charges of racism to twist the arms of weak-willed politicians to get their way.

You can watch Mike Lee’s speech to the Senate defending his scheme on Lee’s Facebook page.

You can read  Neil Munro’s eye-opening full report at Breitbart News.

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Jul 04

Trump: Unhappy with Conditions? Don’t Come

With the above tweet, President Trump has expressed what no doubt millions of Americans believe. The United States is a sovereign country, and like all sovereign countries, has laws governing who comes here and who lives here. It is not some kind of free resort promising happiness and comfort and health and attention to all the needs and aspirations of any and all who sneak across its borders.

If you are a citizen of another country and you see that in America you will not be treated with all the solicitous care to which you feel entitled, STAY HOME. We are not here to attend to your wants.

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Jul 03

LA Times Shows Its Animus

The Quote Below: More Misinformation from the Media

“President Trump announced last week that he would be deporting ‘millions’ of people living in the U.S. illegally, a promise that just happened to precede the formal launch in Orlando, Fla., of his reelection campaign. Anyone who knows anything about the immigration system saw that threat for what it was: a nonsensical bit of bluster that far exceeded the government’s ability to act but that would fire up the president’s political base while spreading fear and chaos through immigrant communities.

“And sure enough, a couple of days later, acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Mark Morgan said the target would actually not be millions of people after all, but would be about 2,000 families against whom the government already has final deportation orders. . . .

“In fact, the only continuity here is Trump’s ongoing animus toward immigrants, and his repeated reliance on bullying and blustering as a negotiating strategy. He used a similar approach when he threatened tariffs . . . to bludgeon Mexico into promising to do more to stop the flow of migrants from Central America, even though tariffs have nothing to do with human migration.

“Trump’s failures as a president are framed by his personal shortcomings. . . . The humanitarian crisis at the border, which results from hundreds of thousands of people fleeing danger and poverty in Central America, will not be fixed by bellowing at Mexico to do more, or by terrorizing immigrant communities in the U.S. with threats of mass sweeps.” – The Only Consistent Thing About Trump’s Immigration Policy Is His Animus Toward Migrants, Los Angeles Times, The Times Editorial Board, 6/25/19 [Link]

Fact Check of Quote: One thing evident in this editorial is a consistent animus against President Trump which puts a negative spin on everything he does. Suggesting to illegal aliens that our laws apply to them is “terrorizing immigrant communities.” Do the Times editorialists believe that it is the duty of law enforcement to keep lawbreakers from feeling any distress? One wonders if these writers even believe that illegal immigration is a crime. That would explain their use of “immigrant communities,” a nice-sounding euphemism to disguise the reality of foreigners residing illegally in our country.

It is probably true that our government doesn’t have the immediate ability to deport millions, but the president may have made this statement to express his ultimate intension—with the deportation of the 2,000 families being the first step toward that goal. Under the Obama Administration, most illegal aliens got the message that they were home free in the United States. President Trump is now sending the message that they may not be so secure. Perhaps this new uncertainly will encourage them to go home their own, and spare our authorities the trouble of deporting them.

The editorialists think that the president was “bellowing” when he threatened Mexico with tariffs if that country didn’t do more to stop migrant caravans from crossing its territory to reach the U.S. They claim that tariffs have “nothing to do” with migration. Actually there doers seem to be a connection, as the rate of migration across our border has slowed since the president issued his warning to Mexico.

The Los Angeles Times and most other metropolitan newspapers seem to have an “ongoing animus” toward effective immigration law enforcement. They seem to care little about the distinction between citizens and noncitizens, thus denying the significance of citizenship. They also show scant regard for our rule of law and the security of our borders. Can they hold these stances and still be considered patriotic Americans? It’s a question that citizens definitely need to ask.

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