Jun 26

Media Now Admits Crisis

Earlier this year the corporate media  ridiculed President Trump’s claim that a crisis was developing on the Mexican border. Now this has changed, as noted by Media Research Center vice president Dan Gainor. He told Fox News that “The press can’t deny it anymore, even though they did just a few months ago.” The media spin now is on the the hardships faced by the growing number migrants trying to cross the border. “They won’t explain,” said Gainor, “that it’s Democrats pushing open borders who have escalated this crisis by encouraging more people to enter the U.S.”

Read more at foxnews.com

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Jun 26

Border Patrol Nabs 3500 in Three Days in One Sector

Illegals in Custody in May

The Border Patrol apprehended no fewer than 3500 illegal border crossers in one recent three-day period, all within the Rio Grande Valley Sector.  Rio Grande Valley is one of nine sectors southwest Border Patrol sectors, and is typically the busiest.

On Sunday, agents took into custody a group of 100 near Rio Grande City, Texas.  Later that day, the Border Patrol apprehended 262 near HIdalgo, Texas. By the end of the period June 22-24, more than 3500 migrants, most of them unaccompanied children and “family units” had been apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley Sector alone.

This unprecedented activity is occurring at the same time the government of Mexico is insisting that it has stepped up migrant enforcement at both its southern and northern borders. On Monday, Mexican Secretary of Defense Luis Cresencio Sandoval told reporters, “In the northern part of the country, we have deployed a total of almost 15,000 troops composed of national guard elements and military units.” He added that 2000 National Guardsmen had been deployed to the country’s southern border, though other claims regarding enforcement in the south are much higher, up to 6500 guardsmen.

Regardless of the claims, someone is letting a lot of illegal migrants through a lot of borders.

For more, see Breitbart News.

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Jun 25

Cotton: Who Can We Deport?

In an interview with Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) commented on Democrats’ opposition to President Trump’s announcement that of a mass deportation of illegal aliens is pending.

Said Cotton: “So Chris I was just going to say healthy skepticism is warranted when you’re dealing with Democrats on immigration. Let’s just think about the Democrats’ position here Chris. These [illegal aliens] are people who have claimed asylum in our country, they’ve had their day in court, they’ve had their claims rejected and now they face a valid and final order of removal. If we can’t deport people like that, who can we deport? That’s why the Democrats’ position ultimately comes back to, in essence, open borders.”

Read more at breitbart.com

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Jun 24

Trump Delays Deportations

President Trump called off his order, at least temporarily, for authorities to round up and deport “millions” of illegal aliens. He said that he was withholding the order to encourage Congress to enact legislation to stop the recent surge of illegal immigration into the U.S. often facilitated by bogus asylum claims. He said that if Congress doesn’t act, deportations will begin.

 Read more at washingtonpost.com

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Jun 24

Dems Promote Ilegal Alien Voting

Democrats in a number states are taking steps to promote voting by illegal aliens, charges voter fraud expert Eric Eggers who heads the Government Accountability Institute. One example he cites  was the law recently passed in New York state allowing illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses. Said Eggers, “This is the first step towards he expansion of a number of things that normalize the rights of illegal aliens. It’s only a matter of time before we see the expansion of illegal alien voting in state elections and eventually the Left is pushing for illegal alien voting in federal elections.

Read more at breitbart.com 

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Jun 21

Criminals Come with Caravans

Democratic lawmakers have maintained that there were no dangerous criminals traveling with migrant caravans. A document from Customs and Border Protection reveals otherwise. It notes that in a caravan of 8,000 migrants that arrived in California, 660  people had U.S. criminal convictions. It said, “Nearly 40 were convicted of assault or aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Three individuals were convicted of murder.”

Read more at wnd.com 

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Jun 20

Will Shills for Mass Immigration

The Quote Below: More Misinformation from the Media

“I believe immigration is an inherently entrepreneurial act. It’s people uprooting themselves, taking a risk for themselves and their families. I think a country where the baby boomers are retiring, where we have an aging workforce, where we have seven million unfilled jobs at the moment, and we have people clamoring to get into our country and get to work, I’m for as much immigration as the economy can take and the economy needs immigration just as much as the immigrants need the American economy.” – I’m for as Much Immigration as the Economy Can Take, George Will, The Hill, 6/10/19 [Link]

Fact Check of Quote: Will praises immigrants as risk takers, but he seems to have little concern as to whether excessive immigration could put our country at risk by flooding our labor market. He repeats the common claim of immigration advocates that we’re facing a “labor shortage” and claims that seven million jobs are “unfilled.” He doesn’t say where that statistic comes from.

In any case, it is inaccurate to say that a labor shortage is looming—even if we now have a low official level of unemployment. That official rate does not count many jobless people, as indicated by the fact that we have a relatively low level of participation in the workforce among people who could be employed.

Furthermore, our economy is now beginning a large-scale shift toward automation. Within the next decade, one third of jobs now done by humans may be done by machines, specifically computers and robots. In that situation it’s hard to imagine how we will have a labor shortage.

Thus if we continue mass immigration, we will swamp the labor market—and one result will be more wage depression, both for native and immigrant workers. Lower wages mean higher profits for the business interests that promote mass immigration. This is the “economy” that Will is defending, one that impoverishes workers in order to make rich people richer.

Making this transfer from poor to wealthy even more outrageous is that taxpayers have to subsidize it through the welfare system. Working immigrants, due to their low wages, are eligible for welfare programs. More than half of immigrant households receive some kind of public assistance. Thanks to this subsidy, employers can avoid paying living wages to their workers. Thus they have every incentive to keep calling for more immigration. Writers like Will give them cover and justification.

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Jun 19

Trump Denounces Dem Border Agenda

At the recent rally of his supporters in Orlando, Florida, President Trump strongly denounced the policies of Democrats on illegal immigration.

He stated, “On no issue are Democrats more extreme and more depraved than when it comes to border security. The Democrat agenda of open borders is morally reprehensible. It is the greatest betrayal of the American middle class and, frankly, American life. Illegal mass migration brings in millions of low-wage workers to compete for jobs, wages, and opportunities against the most vulnerable Americans — cutting off their path to the American dream. ”

Read more at breitbart.com

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Jun 19

Cuccinelli Gets Down to Business

Ken Cuccinelli, newly appointed acting Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, is wasting no time in getting down to the business he was hired to do. In the past week, he emailed officers in his agency charged with interviewing asylum seekers, admonishing them to hold would-be asylees to higher standards than has been common recently. Citing the wide divergence between asylum seekers admitted and those eventually granted asylum, Cuccinelli instructed the officers to employ a stricter reading of the “credible fear” standard when evaluating  a migrant’s application.

Asylum is a special status granted to persons who have fled their home country because of a credible fear of persecution. It is not intended and should not be granted to persons leaving for other reasons, such as economic.

A 2017 survey of migrants from the “Northern Triangle” countries of Guatemala, Honduras , and El Salvador showed that fewer than 4% exclusively said they were fleeing violence.  Matt O’Brien, a FAIR official, told the Daily Caller, “The vast majority of current Central American asylum seekers—by their own admission—are economic migrants who do not qualify for asylum, because they are not subject to persecution….”

It is this fact that Cuccinelli is instructing his asylum officers to address and to discontinue the essentially rubber-stamp process currently being employed.

Ken Cuccinelli had a good reputation among immigration hawks coming into his job. Actions like the above are a good start, but they will be met by plenty of opposition from the open borders enthusiasts. Let’s hope he sticks to his guns.

For more, see BuzzFeed.

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Jun 18

Carlson: California Becoming Dysfunctional

Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson cited the numerous ways California is becoming a dysfunctional state, with a dwindling middle class and a high level of poverty. He described it as the symbol of “everything that’s gone wrong with America.” Immigration advocates claim that immigration is always culturally and economically enriching. California is the state with both the highest percentage and number of immigrants. So where’s the enrichment?

Read more at foxnews.com

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