Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Ryan’s Amnesty Bill: An Analysis of the Enforcement Provisions

Washington, D.C. (June 18, 2018) – – A Center for Immigration Studies analysis of the enforcement  provisions of Ryan’s Amnesty Bill looks at the enforcement improvements that are intended to balance the bill’s massive amnesty of 700,000 DACA beneficiaries plus an unknown number of other illegal aliens and an unknown number of the adult sons and daughters of guest workers. In addition, it would give these amnestied aliens the ability to petition for the parents who illegally brought them, or had them smuggled, and other family members, which will encourage others to make the dangerous journey and continue the flood of families and unaccompanied minors surging across our southern border. The nearly 300 page draft bill is expected to make its way to the floor this week after very little time for debate and analysis, joined by the Goodlatte bill, which grants legitimate status only to the 700,000 DACAs and provides more comprehensive enforcement provisions.

View analysis of border security measures: https://cis.org/Cadman/Ryans-Immigration-Bill-Analysis-Border-Security-Provisions
View analysis of border loopholes, interior enforement, and judicial review measures:

Some highlights:
  • The Ryan Bill appropriates $23.4 billion funding for border barrier construction and infrastructure technology. 
  • The language in the bill appears to pull back the amnesty if funding for border security is rescinded, diverted, or expended in methods inconsistent with Section 5101, BUT the recipients of the amnesty, for all intents and purposes, would simply remain in lawful status — free to live and work in the United States — in perpetuity.
  • The bill fixes the loopholes that have been exploited by families sending unaccompanied alien children (UACs) to enter the United States illegally, and by alien parents arriving illegally in the United States with children.
  • It also would prevent parents entering illegally from being separated from their children in immigration detention.
  • BUT the bill also includes broad judicial review of virtually every provision . “This will give activist judges significant authority to control the implementation of the bill as a whole, and crafty lawyers the ability to tie up the implementation of the enforcement provisions indefinitely and expand the amnesty provisions, likely beyond Congress' intent.”
  • The bill does not include any language requiring E-verify or limiting grants to sanctuary cities.
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement receives no additional funding – no commensurate technological improvements; no enhanced new authorities; no new detention facilities; and no new human resources.
  • The exit system, which has been mandated multiple times by Congress, “will be significantly underfunded from the start, and probably suffer even further from prioritization of the border barrier and improvements above all things. The near certain result will be that the biometric exit system will itself remain one of those 'unfunded mandates.' "

“Separation of alien families” is an emotional artifice concocted by globalists.

President Trump made border security and the effective enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws the centerpiece of his successful campaign for the presidency.

This has enraged globalist politicians from both political parties who see in America’s borders impediments to their wealth and the wealth of their campaign contributors. 

Prior administrations have refused to take immigration law enforcement seriously and our nation has, as a direct consequence, paid one hell of a price.

The 9/11 Commission made it clear, the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 were made possible by multiple failures of the immigration system that enabled the terrorists to enter the United States and embed themselves.

The preface of the official report, 9/11 and  Terrorist Travel begins with the following paragraph: 

It is perhaps obvious to state that terrorists cannot plan and carry out attacks in the United States if they are unable to enter the country. Yet prior to September 11, while there were efforts to enhance border security, no agency of the U.S. government thought of border security as a tool in the counterterrorism arsenal. Indeed, even after 19 hijackers demonstrated the relative ease of obtaining a U.S. visa and gaining admission into the United States, border security still is not considered a cornerstone of national security policy. We believe, for reasons we discuss in the following pages, that it must be made one.

That report went on to note:

Once terrorists had entered the United States, their next challenge was to find a way to remain here. Their primary method was immigration fraud. For example, Yousef and Ajaj concocted bogus political asylum stories when they arrived in the United States. Mahmoud Abouhalima, involved in both the World Trade Center and landmarks plots, received temporary residence under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers (SAW) program, after falsely claiming that he picked beans in Florida.

In the years since the attacks of 9/11 other terror attacks were carried out by international terrorists who also exploited vulnerabilities in the immigration system, killing still more innocent victims.

Some of the terrorists had actually been able to acquire political asylum, lawful immigrant status and even United States citizenship, proving the the entire immigration system lacked integrity.

Today our politicians, from both the Democratic and Republican parties, aided by the mainstream media have constructed irresistible incentives for millions of illegal aliens to head for the U.S. border, by whatever means possible.

The biggest incentive for this stampede is the promise of a massive amnesty program under the guise of proposed legislation to legalize unknown millions of aliens who supposedly would have qualified under Obama’s DACA (Deferred Action - Childhood Arrivals) program.

No interviews or field investigations could be conducted with such humongous numbers of applications filed creating an invitation to fraud the 9/11 Commission warned about.

I provided a historical perspective on how DACA came to be in my recent article, DACA:  The Immigration Trojan Horse in which I explained that DACA had its origins in two failed legislative efforts, Comprehensive Immigration Reform and then the DREAM Act, to provide up to 90% of the entire illegal alien population of the United States with lawful status.

My recent article DACA: Trump and Congress Must Look Before They Leap explained how there would be no way of knowing how many illegal aliens might apply to participate in the DACA amnesty that is an integral part of the various immigration bills being proposed by the House of Representatives.

Last year I addressed the hypocrisy of Chuck Schumer and his cohorts who refuse to secure the borders or enforce our immigration laws in my article Opponents of Border Security and Immigration Law Enforement Aid Human Traffickers which contained this paragraph:

Aliens trespassing into the United States poses a serious threat to national security and public safety yet while Mr. Schumer has proposed making trespassing on landmarks or critical infrastructure a federal crime with a five year jail sentence to deter this dangerous criminal conduct, he refuses to take the necessary measures to prevent aliens from entering the United States illegally by trespassing and/or violating our immigration laws within the United States.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions “Zero tolerance” position where illegal aliens evading the inspections along the U.S. / Mexican border has revved up the immigration anarchists.

Sessions knows that the only way to demonstrate that he is serious about this vital goal is to prosecute aliens who are arrested entering the United States without inspection.  This is important to not only punish aliens who violate our immigration laws but to deter others who may be contemplating committing similar crimes.

Several federal laws address the crime of aliens seeking to enter the United States illegally and one statute in particular, Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326 - reentry after removal (deportation), imposes a 20 year maximum period of incarceration for aliens who illegally reenter the United States after having been deported from the United States and are deemed “aggravated felons,” that is to say aliens who are convicted of committing particularly serious crimes.

I am particularly familiar with this statute, I worked with then Senator Al D’Amato in the 1980’s to create this section of law.
When people are prosecuted they are arrested and frequently held in custody or permitted to post bail to guarantee their appearance in court when required and ultimately, of course, to stand trial unless they plead guilty to the crimes with which they are charged.
Generally bail is determined by risk of flight of the defendant and may also involve potential threat to community safety.  
Every day American citizens are arrested in the United States by local and state police and by a wide array of federal law enforcement agencies for committing a wide spectrum of crimes and violations of law, including administrative laws.

Many of these suspects have children yet they are led away in handcuffs and may find themselves serving long prison sentences for their crimes, separated from their children.

Yet little if anything is ever reported in the media about these tens of thousands of incarcerated American citizens who have been sentenced to lengthy prison sentences and separated from their children.

Now that the Trump administration has taken the long-overdue action to attempt to discourage massive illegal immigration, politicians from both sides of the aisle, supposed journalists and members of the clergy, thumping their bibles, are outraged because illegal aliens are being arrested and prosecuted for their crimes- crimes that had for far too long, gone unpunished by previous administrations.

The U.S./Mexican border is a dangerous place.  Many people die attempting to cross into the United States through the desert where high temperatures, a lack of water, poisonous insects and snakes and violent gangs and drug smugglers all pose severe threat to the lives of the aliens.

Children are particularly vulnerable to these extremely adverse and life-threatening conditions.  

There are numerous laws on the books that punish those who endanger others, particularly when those who are endangered are children.  To provide a specific example, let’s consider a New York State law known as the Child Passenger Protection Act, also known as Leandra’s Law, that has been on the books since Dec. 18, 2009. and is explained in a press release.

According to the press release, 36 states have passed similar laws that provide for strict penalties when a drunk drive causes the death or serious injury of a child.  Under Leandra’s law a drunk driver may be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison if he/she causes the serious injury of a child under 16 years of age and up to 25 years in prison if the accident causes the death of a child.

A parent who causes the serious injury of his child may be separated from that child and other children by spending up to 15 years behind bars.  Would anyone dare suggest that such an individual not be incarcerated after committing such a crime?

What choice does the Trump administration have?

To not end lawlessness on the Mexican border endangers national security and public safety.  This can only happen by strict enforcement of our laws.  As I noted during one of my early appearances as an expert witness at a congressional hearing, it has been said that you only get one opportunity to make a first impression.  For millions of people around the world the first set of laws they encounter are our immigration laws.  When we demonstrate an unwillingness to secure our borders and enforce our laws we send the very dangerous message that violations of our laws will not only go unpunished but rewarded.

To not prosecute and incarcerate aliens who seek to enter the United States with children would just encourage more aliens to endanger their children by seeing in that child a “Get out of jail card.”

The message would be clear and utterly insane, either enter the United States with a visa or bring a child with you if you are ineligible to enter legally.

Here is the message that must be sent to all aspiring illegal aliens:
A child is not a substitute for a visa!

Patrick Buchanan: Trump and the Invasion of the West

Patrick J. Buchanan
 By Patrick J. Buchanan | June 19, 2018 | 5:23 AM EDT

(Photo: Still shot from video of the McAllen, Texas detention facility released by the U.S. Border Patrol.)
"It is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart," says former first lady Laura Bush of the Trump administration policy of "zero tolerance," under which the children of illegal migrants are being detained apart from their parents.

"Disgraceful," adds Dr. Franklin Graham.

"We need to be ... a country that governs with a heart," says first lady Melania Trump. "No one likes this policy," says White House aide Kellyanne Conway, even "the president wants this to end."

And so it shall — given the universal denunciations and photos of sobbing children being pulled from parents. Yet striking down the policy will leave America's immigration crisis still unresolved.

Consider. Since 2016, some 110,000 children have entered the U.S. illegally and been released, along with 200,000 Central American families caught sneaking across the border.

Reflecting its frustration, the White House press office declared:

"We can't deport them, we can't separate them, we can't detain them, we can't prosecute them. What (the Democrats) want is a radical open-border policy that lets everyone out into the interior of this country with virtually no documentation whatsoever."

Where many Americans see illegal intruders, Democrats see future voters.

And with 11,000 kids of illegal immigrants in custody and 250 more arriving every day, we could have 30,000 in custody by summer's end.

The existential question, however, thus remains: How does the West, America included, stop the flood tide of migrants before it alters forever the political and demographic character of our nations and our civilization?
The U.S. Hispanic population, already estimated at nearly 60 million, is predicted to exceed 100 million by 2050, just 32 years away.

And Europe's southern border is more imperiled than ours.

A week ago, the new populist regime in Rome refused to allow a boat full of migrants from Libya to land in Sicily. Malta also turned them away. After a voyage of almost a week and 1,000 miles, 630 migrants were landed in Valencia, Spain.

Why did Italy reject them? Under EU law, migrants apply for asylum in the country where they first enter Europe. This burdens Italy and Greece where the asylum-seekers have been arriving for years.

Of the landing in Spain, Italy's interior minister Matteo Salvini, a leader of the populist League party, chortled:

"I thank the Spanish government. I hope they take in the other 66,629 refugees (inside Italy). We will not be offended if the French follow the Spanish, the Portuguese and Maltese, we will be the happiest people on earth."

If the migrants boats of the Med are redirected to Spanish ports, one suspects that the Spanish people will soon become as unwelcoming as many other peoples in Europe.

And Trump is not backing down. Monday he tweeted:

"The people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition. Crime in Germany is way up. Big mistake made all over Europe in allowing millions of people in who have so strongly and violently changed their culture!"

Whatever European leaders may think of him, many Europeans are moving in Trump's direction, toward more restrictions on immigration.

In Germany, a political crisis is percolating. The Bavarian-based CSU, longtime coalition partner of Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU, is now talking divorce if Merkel does not toughen German policy.

Merkel has never fully recovered from the nationalist backlash against the million migrants she allowed in from Syria's civil war. A New Year's Eve rampage in Cologne, featuring wilding attacks on German girls by Arabs and Muslims, cost her dearly.

Among the reasons Bavarians are pulling away from Berlin is that, being in the south of Germany, Bavaria is a primary point of entry.

Virtually every one of the populist parties of Europe, especially of the right, have arisen to contest or to seize power by riding the issue of mass migration from Africa and the Middle East.

Yet the progressives adamantly refuse to act, apparently paralyzed by a belief that restricting the free movement of peoples from foreign lands violates one of the great commandments of liberal democracy.

We are truly dealing here with an ideology of Western suicide.

If Europe does not act, its future is predictable.

The population of Africa, right across the Med, is anticipated to climb to 2.5 billion by midcentury. And by 2100, Africa will be home half of all the people of the planet.

If but a tiny fraction of the African and Middle Eastern population decides to cross the Mediterranean to occupy the emptying towns and villages of an aging and dying continent, who and what will stop them?

Trump may be on the wrong side politically and emotionally of this issue of separating migrant kids from their parents.

But on the mega-issue — the Third World invasion of the West — he is riding the great wave of the future, if the West is to have a future.
Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of a new book, "Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever."

DHS Secretary Nielsen: Past Administrations ‘Absolutely’ Separated Illegal Immigrant Families

By Melanie Arter | June 18, 2018 | 9:44 PM EDT

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen (Screenshot)
(CNSNews.com) - Separating illegal immigrant families at the border is not unique to the Trump administration, according to DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

She said that contrary to media reports, previous administrations also separated illegal immigrant families at the border, not just the Trump administration.

During Monday’s White House press briefing, Nielsen was peppered with questions regarding the administration’s policy of handling illegal immigrant families at the border.

NBC News White House Correspondent Kristen Welker claimed separation of families at the border didn’t occur until Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a zero-tolerance policy.

“This never happened before he announced the zero-tolerance policy,” Welker said.

However, Nielsen said the administrations of Barack Obama administration and George W. Bush both separated families at the border.

NIELSEN: That's actually not true. So the last administration --

WELKER: Well, we've never seen this under previous administrations.

NIELSEN: -- the Obama administration, the Bush administration all separated families at the --

WELKER:: We didn't see kids separated from their parents.

NIELSEN: They absolutely did. They did -- their rate was less than ours, but they absolutely did do this. This is not new.

WELKER: There were unaccompanied minors, there's no doubt about that, But this --

NIELSEN: They separated families.

WELKER: -- separating kids at this rate from their parents is something new and specific to this administration once the Attorney General announced the zero-tolerance policy. So why doesn't the President pick up the phone and change the policy? He said he hates it.

NIELSEN: I think what the president is trying to do is find a long-term fix. …. Congress could fix this tomorrow.”

The great pile-on: Every loathsome washed up pol crawls out of the woodwork to bash Trump on child migrants

President Trump, to his credit, is holding firm on his zero-tolerance policy for illegal migrants at the border.
That's led the press to a considerable feeding frenzy on one of the consequences of it: the separation of migrants traveling with children so that the illegally arrived adults can wait their asylum claims out in detention, and the children can wait it out in non-prison conditions.  That's brought on lots of pictures of crying children and claimed stories of missing-children outrages, as well as a ton of phony news, dutifully reported over and over.  The object is to weaken Trump in the wake of his successes on the economy and with North Korea, as well as end his quest for an end to open borders.
It's also been announced that these stories are working, causing President Trump's poll numbers to fall.  Some call it "Trump's Katrina" and never mind that voters elected him because they just want illegal immigration to stop.
So what has this media-driven perception of "not winning" brought us now?
Every committed Trump hater and skeevy NeverTrump is crawling out of the woodwork to pile on.  Say a few sentences about how terrible it is to separate children from immigration lawbreakers, and it's instant headline time.  The feeding-frenzy media ensures it.  
Here are some who've jumped up to take that benefit, helping to undercut President Trump's efforts to finally secure the border:
Even you, Ted?  Catch and release, bring your kids and you're home free, like the good old days?  No firm support for President Trump?  I had really hoped for better.  (Maybe it won't be this bad, but what a time to go politicking for the open borders crowd.)
It's really amazing.  We learn who Trump's real allies are in this and who's an opportunist.  Almost every last one of these people reminds me how much I dislike them all, standing there with the crazy left-wing activists, offering zero solutions to a longstanding, difficult problem to resolve if the country is to not get inundated with migrants as Europe has been.  We are reminded again of their true colors.
Image Credit: MRBECK via Flickr.

Press whips up emotion in child migrant feeding frenzy, and workable solutions get obscured

The press here is doing what it did in Europe to encourage the vast migrant waves: focusing on children, as it did in the case of Alan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler who drowned at sea in 2015 as his parents attempted to enter Europe illegally.  With no legal ground to stand on, the idea has always been to ensure that emotionalism outweighs rational immigration laws that are humane for everyone.  After all, everyone cries when a child drowns, and everyone wants to comfort a small child crying (as the news photos now show); why have immigration law at all?  That was what led to the great human waves inundating Europe – which have since led to a lot more drownings and other mayhem.
The problem is that reacting on that emotional level is a good way to ensure more child misery and victimization – because these things are already happening as a result of perverse incentives within the law itself.
A good piece to read on the background of why illegal immigrants are coming to the border, instead of the embassies, to claim asylum, is by Daniel Horowitz at Conservative Review, headlined "The Immorality of Open Borders."  His opener is a perfect summary of all the hard facts he supports with diamond-clarity:
We have two choices when it comes to border security and interior enforcement.  We can continue telegraphing the message that when you come here with children you are home free.  This will continue fueling the drug crisis, growing MS-13, enriching the drug cartels, inducing sex trafficking and terrible crimes at the border, encouraging illegals to kidnap children to gain admission, and causing death and mayhem on both sides of the border.  Or we could finally deter this behavior by announcing an end to any immigration requests not processed in a controlled environment through our embassy.  If you are concerned about "separating children" and don't support the latter path, then you need to seriously examine your values and priorities.
He points out that the child border crisis didn't arise out of nowhere, but came as a result of the perverse incentives embedded into President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals de facto amnesty for child illegals.  From there on out, the migrant waves stopped being all about military-aged young men and turned to women and children.  Amnesty, he notes, is a big prize to get.
What's more, drug-dealers and cartels are all in for this, given the amount of money they make from border crossings, which has the double advantage of tying up the Border Patrol as they process entries – about four hours per illegal per agent, he surmises.  Border Patrol agents tied up with famished and thirsty illegals are a golden opportunity for drug-smugglers fueling the opiate epidemic in the states, because drug-smugglers know how to cross the desert border, armed and provisioned.  The lawmen, tied up with the diapers and crying, can do nothing.
Nobody benefits more than cartels from child-smuggling, and in many ways, Horowitz notes.
The whole perverse incentive of this is that migrants are now claiming asylum to win entry, not just asking for a green card.  Given that cartels are benefiting so much from this setup, Horowitz writes that ending all asylum applications at the border and taking them only at U.S. embassies is what will end the scam – and all its incidental human carnage.  That is something President Trump can do and should do pronto.
Read the whole thing.

"Those who do not have a choice in family separation are the 

legions of American families permanently separated from 

family members when that family member is killed at the 

hands of an illegal alien." JOHN NOLTE

Kate Steinle will not be voting for LA RAZA SUPREMACIST Gavin Newsom. She’s dead. Murdered by a Mex who had been deported 5xs.
There have been more than 3,000 Californians murdered by Mexicans who jumped back over the open border to avoid prosecution!

Everyday there are 12 Americans murdered and 8 children molested by Mexicans!

Steinle’s murderer, Jose Zarate and been deported 5xs!

"While walking with her father on a pier in San Francisco in 2015, Steinle was shot by the illegal alien. Steinle pleaded with her father to not let her die, but she soon passed in her father’s arms."

13 Facts the Media ‘Pros’ Don’t Want You to Know About ‘Family Border Separation’

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 13: (L-R) U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) and Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) march to the headquarters of U.S. Customs and Border Protection during a protest June 13, 2018 in Washington, …
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The fire hose of fake news from the establishment media this week on the issue of illegal immigrant families separated at the border is designed to mislead the American people — and to distract from Trump’s recent successes.

Here are the facts — 13 truths the media do not want you to know about President Trump’s legal, humane, and moral handling of adults and children who enter our country illegally.
  1. Trump Is Only Enforcing the Law
The establishment media’s manufactured narrative about the necessary and moral separation of illegal alien parents from their children is designed with the specific purpose of spreading the fake news that, only as a means to be cruel,  President Trump is somehow making all of this up as he goes along.
In truth, Trump is only complying with and enforcing the law, which is his constitutional duty and responsibility.
When the media claim Trump has a “choice,” what they mean is he has a choice to ignore the law as Obama did when he illegally released untold numbers of illegals into America.
Trump’s “zero tolerance policy” is merely his administration treating all lawbreakers as lawbreakers, because the only other option is to let them loose into America with nothing but a court summons.
  1. Trump’s Only Choice Is to Separate Illegal Alien Families
When an illegal alien crosses the border into the U.S., he is a lawbreaker, and, like any lawbreaker (including American citizens), he is put into the criminal justice system.
This is the law.
Obviously, when an illegal alien is in custody, he is housed in an adult detention center. For obvious reasons, it would be illegal for Trump to “reunite” this family by allowing children to live in adult detention centers.
Keep in mind that when we are this early in the process, we do not even know if this is a real family unit. It is not uncommon for illegal aliens (including criminals) to pretend the children they are traveling with are their own. They do so in the hope this special family status will result in them being released (this madness is known as “catch and release”) into America with nothing more than a court date — a date many never show for, most especially those with criminal intent.
And so, while the illegal adult is held in an adult detention center, the migrant child is cared for in shelters run by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Generally, the adult illegal is processed quickly, sentenced to time served, and the family is quickly reunited during the deportation process.
In other words, in order to keep the family unit together, we can either put children in adult detention centers (unthinkable), put adults in child detention centers (unthinkable), or hold no one, which means “catch and release,” which means letting even more illegal immigrants loose to live in our country illegally.
The only moral and legal option here is to temporarily separate families while the criminal justice system runs its course.
  1. The Left Wants Illegal Aliens to Enjoy Privileges Denied to American Citizens
If an American citizen breaks the law and is funneled into the justice system, he is separated from his family and children. This American citizen is not allowed to keep his family with him in a detention center.
Once again, our media want illegal aliens to enjoy special rights and privileges American citizens do not enjoy.
One more point…
These migrants are guilty of walking minor children through miles and miles of desert with the intent of committing a crime (crossing a border illegally).
If you or I walked a child through miles and miles of desert with the intent of committing a crime, child protective services would take our children away (and should).
  1. Asylum Seekers Not Breaking the Law are Not Being Separated
If you cross the border illegally and claim asylum, you are still a lawbreaker. Regardless of your intent, crossing the border illegally automatically puts you in the criminal justice system, where you will obviously be separated from family.
These asylum seekers are choosing to break the law, are choosing to be separated from family.
Asylum seekers who respect our laws, by turning themselves in at legal points of entry, are not being separated. Over-crowding due to the abuse of this policy might eventually make this impossible, but it is up to Congress to allocate more funds.
  1. Trump Is Correct About the Loophole
In 1997, a consent decree called the Flores Settlement made it illegal for America to hold migrant children for longer than 20 days. Meaning, in order to keep the family together after 20 days of detention, we can either reunite the family by letting them loose to live illegally in America, or we can keep the parent in detention and place the child in a foster home or with a relative who lives in America.
Trump is wisely choosing to do the latter (for a number of moral reasons I will explain later).
A case involving an illegal border crosser not seeking asylum is usually adjudicated before the 20 days are up, which means the family unit is reunited during deportation and no foster care is needed.  This, obviously, is the best case scenario.
Those who cross the border illegally and then claim asylum status (an important distinction from asylum seekers who obey the law) are another story, because the asylum process almost always exceeds the 20 days, and this is the law the Trump administration wants changed.
By speeding up the asylum process, the family unit can be reunited faster, either in the deportation process (if asylum is not granted — and this process is frequently abused) or in the resettlement process (if asylum is granted).
Another option is to end the 20-day limit so foster care does not become necessary. Parent and child can remain in the detention centers until the asylum process is settled.
  1. “Reuniting” Families Would Be a Disaster for Countless Children
Again, the only way to “keep a family together” is to allow illegals to pour into our country.
This policy would be a total disaster, especially for the children.
If word gets out that America automatically allows illegal border crossers with small children loose into America just because they have minor children, this would only further incentivize those who engage in the child abuse of dragging children along on the unbelievably dangerous trek across the border — or, even worse, both exploiting them for catch-and-release and then trafficking them after making it into the country.
No one who truly cares about these children wants to further incentivize that kind of abuse.
  1. Obama and Democrats Incentivized This ‘Family Separation’
Until Obama came along, illegal border crossings primarily involved young, single men. Obama incentivized the idea of dragging minor children along on this dangerous journey (where many children are sexually assaulted) through his policy of  “catch and release.”
Once word got out that illegals with small children would be let loose into America, the number of children crossing the border exploded.
Again, the last thing decent people want is for the American government to further incentivize the cruel act of bringing small children along on this brutal trip across the border, which is exactly what Trump is hoping to stop with his zero tolerance policy.
  1. Barack Obama Separated Illegal Alien Families, Media Said Nothing
Under Obama, when illegal border crossers were put into the criminal justice system, families were indeed separated. Obama, of course, rarely prosecuted, even though the law calls for it.
Neither Democrats nor the media cared about family separation then, which proves this manufactured and coordinated uproar is only about politics.

Political journalism needs a bit of housecleaning on this child border crisis. I'll start. It was going on during the Obama years in large numbers. I never wrote about it. Was completely unaware, in large part because few reporters were interested enough to create critical mass.

Political journalism needs a bit of housecleaning on this child border crisis. I'll start. It was going on during the Obama years in large numbers. I never wrote about it. Was completely unaware, in large part because few reporters were interested enough to create critical mass.
To my colleagues out there chasing Pulitzers over this: Why didn't today's critical mass form when we were looking at unaccompanied minors by the tens of thousands in 2014. Why didn't those kids matter as much as these? Few of us chased those stories down with any vigor.

The only reason the media suddenly came to care about family separation is as a means to fabricate a controversy, as a tactic to distract voters from three legitimate news stories from last week that benefit Trump: 1) our economy is booming,  2) Trump had a successful summit with North Korea, and 3) the Inspector General report exposed James Comey’s FBI as a swamp of corruption out to exonerate Hillary Clinton and frame Trump.
  1. IMPORTANT: The ONLY Way to Unite Families Is to Release Them into America
Obviously, we cannot have children living in adult detention centers. Obviously, we cannot have adults living in child detention centers. Therefore, the only way to “reunite” these families is to release these illegals into our country.
The media will not tell you this because the media do not want you to know that flooding America with non-citizens is their true agenda. The rich and powerful love to exploit and abuse these individuals, as they can leverage their immigration status for illegally low wages, and politicians are salivating at the chance to bestow voting rights on them — and thus entrench their power.
But when you hear the media call for these families to be reunited, remember that is coded language that means only one thing: releasing illegal aliens into our country with nothing more than a court summons.
  1. Incentivizing the Act of Bringing Minor Children Across the Border Is Evil
The media do not want to inform Americans of one crucial fact: the dangers inherent in crossing the border from Mexico into America, most especially the dangers faced by minor children.  Sadly, these dangers too often involve sexual abuse.
Decent people who truly care about these children, like President Trump, want to do everything in their power to end this abuse — either by building a wall, or through this zero tolerance policy that will hopefully curb this abusive practice.
Evil people want these children dragged across the border, want this abuse incentivized by “keeping the family unit together,” because  flooding the country with future indebted voters is more important to them than the safety and well-being of small children.
  1. Those Who Come to America Legally Face ‘Family Separation’
Many people who come to America legally from other countries are separated from family. A big part of America’s LEGAL immigration policy involves family separation when one or two family members come over before the rest are legally or financially able.
And so, once again, we have the media and Democrats demanding special treatment for illegal immigrants that legal immigrants do not enjoy. Once again we are incentivizing lawbreaking and treating the line-jumpers better than those who follow the rules.
  1. Family Reunification” Is an Invitation to Human Traffickers
Because of “catch and release,” because of this dumb and destructive loophole carved out for families, the number of illegal aliens using children to enter the U.S. increased by 315 percent between October 2017 and February 2018.
Trump understands what is happening and this is why he has moved to a zero tolerance policy.
Anything other than zero tolerance only serves as an incentive for human traffickers and other criminals to use these children as their free pass into America.
Incentivizing such a thing is monstrous:

"If there's any suspicion that they're not really truly related to those people, then they will be separated for their own safety," a chief border agent said of kids who are often recycled by smugglers to get adults into the United States.

  1. Media Do Not Give a Shit About American Families Separated by Criminal Illegal Aliens
Illegal alien families are choosing to be separated by voluntarily engaging in lawbreaking. These illegal alien families, if they so choose, can stay together, simply by obeying the law.
This is not hard.
Those who do not have a choice in family separation are the legions of American families permanently separated from family members when that family member is killed at the hands of an illegal alien.
As Steve Bannon accurately pointed out over the weekend, “I don’t see the mainstream media and the liberal left embracing the Angel Moms, those people who were permanently separated from their children because of illegal aliens who came over here and committed crimes and killed people. You’re being very selective.”
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Border Facts: 55,113 ‘Family Units’ This Year So Far, 435% increase in May Compared to Last Year

People who traveled with the annual caravan of Central American migrants, rest where the group set up camp to wait for access to request asylum in the US, outside the El Chaparral port of entry building at the US-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico, Monday, April 30, 2018. About 200 people …
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U.S. Border Patrol apprehensions for fiscal year 2018 (October 1 – May 31) reveal a massive number of “family units” coming into the United States through the U.S. border with Mexico — 55,113 so far. And in May 2018 alone, 9,405 family units were apprehended, a 435 percent increase compared to May 2017.

“During the month of May, CBP saw a slight 1.9 percent increase overall when compared to April, but a 160 percent increase compared to May 2017,” the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (USCBP) website states.
“The number of family units increased by 435 percent, and the number of unaccompanied children (UAC) increased by 329 percent compared to May 2017,” the website states.
A family unit is defined as a one or two adults and a child or children.
And these huge numbers are just a fraction of those who do present themselves at ports of entry seeking entrance into the U.S. These figures represent illegal crossers who were apprehended.
“In May a total of 40,344 individuals were apprehended between ports of entry on our southwest border, compared with 38,278 in April and 37,385 in March. In fiscal year (FY) 2017, USBP apprehended 303,916 individuals along our southwest border.”
During the Obama administration the numbers were even higher — 408,870 in FY16, 331,333 in FY15, and 479,371 in FY14.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week addressed criticism from some clergy about adults who are apprehended and not detained with their children.
“The previous administration wouldn’t prosecute illegal aliens who entered the country with children,” Sessions said. “It was de facto open borders.”
“The results were unsurprising,” Sessions said. “More and more illegal aliens started showing up at the border with children.”
“To illustrate, in 2013, there were fewer than 15,000 family units apprehended crossing our border illegally between ports of entry. Five years later, it was more than 75,000—a five-fold increase in five years.”
“It didn’t even have to be their child—it could be anyone,” Sessions said. “You can imagine the horrible abuses that resulted.”
“The open borders, pro-amnesty crowd encouraged that—and they have the gall to attack those of us who want to end this lawlessness and the dangers these children face,” Sessions said.
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'We will not apologize for doing our job'

Washington, D.C. (June 18, 2018) - Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has been accused of being somewhat soft on her boss's signature issue, not entirely without justification. But she is standing firm, so far, against the wave of hysteria accompanying family separations accompanying the administration's attempt to enforce the border. As she told the National Sheriffs' Association today, "We have to do our job. We will not apologize for doing our job. We have sworn to do this job."

The manic wave of "concentration camp" accusations and Hitler comparisons is reminiscent of the atrocity propaganda that helped propel us into World War I (stories of Germans "bayoneting Belgian babies", raping nuns, and the like). Democratic politicians are weeping on television, staged photos are widely retweeted, and even former President George Bush's wife has penned an op-ed calling for a "kinder, more compassionate" means of enforcing our immigration laws.

The reality is more mundane. Border apprehensions of adults bringing children with them skyrocketed during the Obama administration, from about 15,000 in Fiscal Year 2013 (the first time separate statistics were reported) to more than 75,000 in FY 2017. Before the Obama years, it was rare for a parent to bring children with her when trying to infiltrate the U.S. border. No parent, after all, would subject her children to such risks unless there was an incentive to do so.

And that incentive was not flight from gang violence; research has shown almost everyone leaving Central America is motivated by economic reasons. Instead, the prospect of being released into the United States if you brought a child with you was what has caused the spike in arrests of what he Border Patrol calls "family units" at the border.

As the New York Times reported earlier this year:

Some migrants have admitted they brought their children not only to remove them from danger in such places as Central America and Africa, but because they believed it would cause the authorities to release them from custody sooner.

Others have admitted to posing falsely with children who are not their own, and Border Patrol officials say that such instances of fraud are increasing.

Children have served as get-out-of-jail-free cards for border infiltrators, ensuring the whole family's release with a notice to appear in immigration court some months or years in the future, and when they failed to appear, the Obama administration's prioritization rules meant no one would track you down.

When you reward something, you can expect to get more of it.

How to change the expectations of prospective illegal aliens? Stop rewarding them when they bring children along. This is what the administration has done. In resuming the Bush-era zero-tolerance policy at the border, the Justice Department is aimed at prosecuting every border infiltrator for the crime of "entry without inspection", a policy that even Sens. Flake and McCain vociferously supported when Obama rolled it back. But since children don't accompany their parents to jail, the critics of this policy are implicitly demanding that border-jumpers bringing children with them should be exempt from prosecution — a sure recipe for even more children to be smuggled through Mexico and to the Rio Grande.

In addition to criminal prosecution (which results in only a few days in prison for first offenders) the other reason illegal-alien children are separated from their illegal-alien parents at the border is when the parent claims asylum. Only a small percentage of Central American illegals actually get asylum, but they've been coached by smugglers and anti-borders activists to make the claim anyway as a means of gaining entry to the United States. The government's choice at that point is to detain the parents and put the children in a shelter (because of legal prohibition on keeping children in detention for more than 20 days, even with their parents) or to release the whole family with a notice to appear, which they will ignore, disappearing into the illegal population. Again, the critics of current policy are saying that bringing a child with you when you ask for asylum should exempt you from detention, i.e., give you access to the United States, after which you disappear.

These problems could be fixed with legal changes present in both immigration bills expected to be voted on this week, as my colleague Andrew Arthur explained earlier today. The alternative is to surrender to the use of children as human shields against immigration enforcement, which will only invite even more widespread use of children as tickets to America, not only for Central Americans but also for illegal immigrants from around the world using Mexico as a springboard to sneak into the United States.

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The fake news media spent the past week screeching that we have a policy of "separating families" at the border. And that this is a "zero tolerance" policy.
The only policy we have is arresting people who cross the border illegally. 
That's it.
If they have kids, then like every other criminal with kids, they're separated from their criminal parents. Because we don't send children to prison for the crimes of their parents.
That's not zero tolerance.
That is the minimum we could do to enforce the law. Anything less than that is open borders. That's what Obama did. If you wanted to cross the border, you did. And the patrol would help you out. 
1. There's no policy of "separating families". There's a policy of arresting migrants who illegally cross the border.
2. That's not zero tolerance. It's the most basic law of the land. 
If we had zero tolerance for illegal migration...
A. There would be a wall on the border
B. We would pull out of the UN refugee pact and stop accepting asylum applications at the border. (Any of these aliens who actually wanted to apply for asylum, just has to walk up to a border crossing and apply. They're detained if they cross illegally instead. That means they're not even pretending to be refugees, they're illegal invaders.)
C. Every single illegal alien in this country, DACA or non-DACA, would be a pathway to deportation. There would be no such thing as celebrity illegal aliens. Illegal aliens wouldn't give speech at college graduations, run for political office, appear on TV or hold major protests.
That would be zero tolerance for illegal migration. We don't have anything remotely resembling that.
Instead all we're doing is enforcing the law, as it existed before Obama decided to ignore it. That's what the media is throwing its outraged hissy fit about. Much of this political war, everything from Federal judges assigning executive and legislative authority to themselves, the Mueller coup and the illegal eavesdropping on an incoming administration, has been about preserving the Obama status quo.
The media will tell any lie. It will divide us, pit us against each other and run a nationwide propaganda campaign to keep Obama in power by protecting his policies..

Illegal Aliens Using Minors to Enter U.S. Increased 315 Percent Since Last Year

Child in Caravan
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The number of illegal aliens at the U.S.-Mexico border who are using minors to gain entry to the country has increased more than 300 percent since last year, White House officials say.

In a briefing to the media on Tuesday, White House officials — including President Trump’s senior adviser Stephen Miller — revealed that the number of illegal aliens using children to enter the U.S. at the southern border has increased about 315 percent between October 2017 and February 2018.
Through a series of legal loopholes, minors are smuggled through the southern border with illegal aliens posing as family units in order to eventually be released into the country through the “Catch and Release” program.
Catch and Release allows foreign nationals to be released into the U.S. while they await immigration and asylum hearings through these legal loopholes.
Miller slammed congressional Democrats as the “source cause” for the immigration loopholes not yet being closed through law, an effort that Trump has called on the Republican-controlled Congress to take up.
For months, as Breitbart Texas reported, illegal border crossings of family units and unaccompanied minor children have skyrocketed.
Miller said the migration patterns from Central America to the U.S. of unaccompanied minors and illegal aliens posing with children as family units are evidence that trafficking organizations are gaming legal loopholes in U.S. immigration law.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder

Coulter Warns Trump on Immigration, Border: ‘Don’t Fall for the Actor Children’


Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “The Next Revolution,” conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter advised President Donald Trump not to “fall for the actor children” at the border and cited a New Yorker article describing children with scripts and coaching to make situations appear worse.
“I would also say one other thing, these child actors weeping and crying on all the other networks 24/7 right now: do not fall for it, Mr. President. I get very nervous about the president getting his news from TV,” said Coulter.
She continued, “A New Yorker article … not a conservative publication, they describe how these kids, these kids are being coached. They’re given scripts to read by liberals, according to the New Yorker. Don’t fall for the actor children.”
A report by the New York Times states, “In many cases, officials said, migrant children have been coached on what to say to make fraudulent claims for asylum.”
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Here’s how it breaks down; will make you want to be an illegal!


Staggering expensive "cheap" Mexican labor did not build this once great nation! Look what it has done to Mexico. It's all about keeping wages depressed and passing along the true cost of the invasion, their welfare, and crime tidal wave costs to the backs of the American people!

 Who ultimately really pays for all the true cost of all that "cheap" labor?


Will Trump’s Amnesty double these figures?


Half the murders in Mexifornia are now by Mex gangs!

THE HORDES OF ILLEGALS KEEP COMING…. Despite America’s jobs, housing and Mexican crime tidal wave.

"If the racist "Sensenbrenner Legislation" passes the US Senate, there is no doubt that a massive civil disobedience movement will emerge. Eventually labor union power can merge with the immigrant civil rights and "Immigrant Sanctuary" movements to enable us to either form a new political party or to do heavy duty reforming of the existing Democratic Party. The next and final steps would follow and that is to elect our own governors of all the states within Aztlan." 

LA made $1.3B in illegal immigrant welfare payouts in just 2 years

“The percentage of foreign-born workers in the U.S. labor force has more than tripled over the last four decades and while the U.S. represents just 5 percent of the world’s population it attracts 20 percent of the world’s immigrants, according to a new report.”

Open the floodgates of our welfare state to the uneducated, impoverished, and unskilled masses of the world and in a generation or three America, as we know it, will be gone.

Those most impacted are middle class and lower middle class. It is they whose jobs are taken, whose raises are postponed, whose schools are filled with non-English speaking children that absorb precious resources for remedial English, whose public parks are trashed and whose emergency rooms serve as the local clinic for the illegal underground. 

“Currently, the U.S. admits more than 1.5 million legal and illegal immigrants every year, with more than 70 percent coming to the country through the process known as “chain migration” whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of relatives to the U.S. In the next 20 years, the current U.S. legal immigration system is on track to import 15 million new foreign-born voters. Between 7 and 8 million of those foreign-born voters will arrive in the U.S. through chain migration.” JOHN BINDER

Child Border Crossers Have Higher Standard of Living than 13M Impoverished American Children

unaccompanied minors
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Migrant children who cross into the United States either alone or with adults have a higher standard of living once they are put into federal care than the more than 13 million American children who are living in poverty across the country.

In Fiscal Year 2017, the federal government referred nearly 41,000 unaccompanied minor border crossers to the Unaccompanied Alien Children program which is facilitated by the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
Data provided to Breitbart News reveals that each unaccompanied minor costs the federal government about $34,660 annually. This is a higher standard of living per child than the roughly 13 million American children who continue to live below the U.S. poverty line.
In 2016, there were about 13.2 million American children under the age of 18 living in poverty. These are U.S. children, for example, whose parents or guardians –in a household of four — earn less than $24,500 a year.
This annual income for an impoverished American family is $10,000 less than the more than $34,500 in federal funds which are spent on each unaccompanied minor border crosser.

Overall, about $1.4 billion is spent on unaccompanied minor border crossers every year, which American taxpayers foot the bill for, as Breitbart News reported.
Most recently, Breitbart News‘s Senior Editor-at-Large Joel Pollak revealed the comfortable living conditions that unaccompanied minor border crossers are placed into by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Those comfortable living conditions include lodging, meals, clothing, medical care, education, recreation, counseling, among other services.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder. 

Pelosi on Illegals Suppressing U.S. Wages: ‘That’s Not the Point’

By Emilie Cochran | June 14, 2018 | 1:55 PM EDT

House Minority Leader
Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
(CNSNews.com) -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that whether illegal aliens suppress the wages of U.S. workers is “not the point” and that using language like “illegal aliens” was not constructive.
At a press conference on Thursday, CNSNews.com asked Pelosi, “Yesterday you outlined your plan to get a better deal for American workers. Does permitting illegal aliens to enter the United States and work here suppress the wages of American workers?”
Pelosi said, “That’s not the point. Using terminology like ‘illegal aliens’ and ‘illegally entering the country’ is just not viewed as constructive. The fact is that we have, we must protect our borders, that is our responsibility.”
“We also must protect our values, that’s our responsibility as well,” she said.  “And we do believe that there can be a bipartisan way for us to come together to honor the values of our country and recognize that newcomers to our country are frequently the constant reinvigoration of America.”
She continued, “Bringing their hopes, their dreams, their aspirations, their optimism, their courage, their determination, to make the future better for their families are American traits, and in doing so these newcomers make America more American.”
“Should we, we must protect our borders, yes,” said Pelosi, “but what we’re talking about here, though, are asylum seekers and that has nothing to do with legal entry into the country.”
Pelosi and House Democrats released a plan yesterday to provide a better deal for American workers. Their plan aims to address inequality by giving “workers freedom to join unions and negotiate collectively.”
In addition, the plan hopes to pave the way for Americans to “higher wages, better health care, safer working conditions and stronger retirement security.”

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Paul Ryan’s Amnesty to Increase Number of Anchor Babies on Welfare

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A plan being pushed by House Speaker Paul Ryan to give amnesty to potentially millions of illegal aliens will increase welfare use by United States-born children who were given birthright citizenship despite their parents being illegal aliens.

These children are commonly known as “anchor babies,” as they serve as an anchor to their illegal alien parents in the U.S. There are approximately 4.5 million anchor babies across the U.S., Breitbart News reported.

The amnesty deal, known officially as the “Border Security and Immigration Reform Act,” would give at least 1.8 million illegal aliens amnesty to permanently remain in the U.S., a population that is nearly three times the size of President Obama’s original Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Ryan/Goodlatte Immigration Deal: Amnesty for Foreign Population Near 3X the Size of DACA Program |...

study by Tom Wong of the University of California at San Diego discovered that more than 25 percent of DACA-enrolled illegal aliens in the program have anchor babies. That totals about 200,000 anchor babies who are the children of DACA-enrolled illegal aliens. This does not include the anchor babies of DACA-qualified illegal aliens.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has noted that an amnesty for DACA illegal aliens will spur increased welfare usage by anchor babies, as amnestied parents of those citizen children are more likely to enroll their kids in federal welfare programs if they, themselves, are legal residents rather than illegal aliens.
Consequently, Ryan’s amnesty — which White House officials have reportedly pushedPresident Trump into supporting — would increase the number of anchor babies on welfare, leaving American citizens paying for those benefits.
Should President Trump’s administration not enact major reforms to end illegal immigration — including constructing a border wall and ending birthright citizenship — the CBO estimates that at least another 600,000 anchor babies will be born to illegal alien parents in the next ten years.

Report: DACA Amnesty 'Would Increase' Number of Anchor Babies on Welfare | Breitbart

The Ryan amnesty deal appropriates $25 billion for a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but there is no requirement for the wall to be built before the amnesty for illegal aliens begins. Additionally, the amnesty deal does not appreciably reduce legal immigration levels to compensate for the amnesty, leaving American citizens with the same mass legal immigration to the U.S. that has inundated the country for decades.
Currently, the U.S. admits more than 1.5 million legal and illegal immigrants every year, with more than 70 percent coming to the country through chain migration. In the next 20 years, the current U.S. legal immigration system is on track to import roughly 15 million new foreign-born voters. Between seven and eight million of those foreign-born voters will arrive in the U.S. through chain migration.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder

The one topic Democrats don't dare bring up in today's SoCal primary

The airwaves in Southern California are flooded with Democratic candidate ads, with most openly touting extremely loony far-left positions – promises of free health care for all, free college for all, beefed up public funding for Planned Parenthood, full gun control, pretty much the full Bernie Sanders plate of pie-in-the-sky goodies.  Democrats, whether in the House, Senate, governor, or assembly races, are all openly offering all the free stuff on the far left's wish list, not holding back at all.  Fiscal discipline isn't in fashion with this bunch.  If I had to speculate, I'd say it's because at the time these platforms were formulated, Democrats were convinced that a blue wave was upon them.  In a crowded field, and at primary time, where only the most committed voters show up, extremism seems to be the way to stand out and get ahead of the pack.
There's one topic among these offerings that isn't being touched – not even in one campaign ad:
Illegal immigration.
As the sign says: "Caution."
We all know that Democrats favor open borders, given the potential for muscling mendicant votes in the state's poorest cities from their well oiled political machines.  Democrats favor DACA, DAPA for the parents, amnesty, state benefits for illegals – from driver's licenses to free health care – an end to deportations, and no border wall, let alone National Guardsmen at the borders.  You can find vague admissions of these stances on candidates' websites, buried deep.
But somehow, this topic isn't one they want to bring up in the heat of the primaries, at least not in ads, where they have an overcrowded slate of candidates on the June ballot, and face the real prospect of seeing no Democrats making it to the slate in November.
Illegal immigration seems to be the electric third rail.
That says a lot about the sentiment of the voters in illegal alien-filled California, which houses one quarter of the nation's illegals.  Nobody's brought up the Democratic plan for free health care for illegals, now wending its way through the California statehouse.  Nobody's asked Gavin Newsom, the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for governor, what he thinks of the state's inundation of illegals, and he's certainly said nothing to the broad public about it in his ads.  The costs of illegal immigration are being carefully hidden by Democrats.
Meanwhile, city after city and county after county in Southern California has joined the lawsuit against the state for its "sanctuary state" laws, which require them to house and feed illegals instead of turn them over to the feds for breaking the law.  It's probably significant that increasingly blue San Diego and Orange Counties, the two areas Democrats have placed all their hopes and cash on for winning the House back, have joined this movement.
It all suggests that this topic is dry tinder among voters, the internal polls look bad for Democrats on their free everything for illegals, and the Democratic Party line is far more unpopular than anyone on the left is willing to admit.
President Trump should have a field day enacting his orderly immigration agenda, even in California, when crunch time comes at the November midterms.

It Pays to be Illegal in California

 By JENNIFER G. HICKEY  May 10, 2018 
It certainly is a good time to be an illegal alien in California. Democratic State Sen. Ricardo Lara last week pitched a bill to permit illegal immigrants to serve on all state and local boards and commissions. This week, lawmakers unveiled a $1 billion health care plan that would include spending $250 million to extend health care coverage to all illegal alien adults.
“Currently, undocumented adults are explicitly and unjustly locked out of healthcare due to their immigration status. In a matter of weeks, California legislators will have a decisive opportunity to reverse that cruel and counterproductive fact,” Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula said in Monday’s Sacramento Bee.
His legislation, Assembly Bill 2965, would give as many as 114,000 uninsured illegal aliens access to Medi-Cal programs. A companion bill has been sponsored by State Sen. Richard Lara.
But that could just be a drop in the bucket. The Democrats’ plan covers more than 100,000 illegal aliens with annual incomes bless than $25,000, however an estimated 1.3 million might be eligible based on their earnings.
In addition, it is estimated that 20 percent of those living in California illegally are uninsured – the $250 million covers just 11 percent.
So, will politicians soon be asking California taxpayers once again to dip into their pockets to pay for the remaining 9 percent?
Before they ask for more, Democrats have to win the approval of Gov. Jerry Brown, who cautioned against spending away the state’s surplus when he introduced his $190 billion budget proposal in January.
Given Brown’s openness to expanding Medi-Cal expansions in recent years, not to mention his proclivity for blindly supporting any measure benefitting lawbreaking immigrants, the latest fiscal irresponsibility may win approval.
And if he takes a pass, the two Democrats most likely to succeed Brown – Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa – favor excessive social spending and are actively courting illegal immigrant support.



$1.3 billion: The annual cost of illegal immigration to Pennsylvania’s taxpayers;
·         $5,003: The annual cost per illegal alien to the state of Pennsylvania;
·         $273: The annual cost of illegal immigration to each U.S. citizen household in Pennsylvania;
·         203,000: The estimated number of illegal aliens living in Pennsylvania.

·         30 percent: The percent of the federal prison population comprised of immigrants – most of whom are here illegally.

 The Illegal-Alien Crime Wave

Heather Mac Donald

Some of the most violent criminals at large today are illegal aliens. Yet in cities where the crime these aliens commit is highest, the police cannot use the most obvious tool to apprehend them: their immigration status. In Los Angeles, for example, dozens of members of a ruthless Salvadoran prison gang have sneaked back into town after having been deported for such crimes as murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and drug trafficking. Police officers know who they are and know that their mere presence in the country is a felony. Yet should a cop arrest an illegal gangbanger for felonious reentry, it is he who will be treated as a criminal, for violating the LAPD’s rule against enforcing immigration law.

PHOTOS: Inside Shelter for Illegal Alien Children Separated from Parents

Bedroom El Cajon SWK (HHS)

The Department of Health and Human Services hosted Breitbart News and other media on a tour of a facility in El Cajon, California, on Friday where migrant children are being sheltered after being separated from their parents.

The children are separated from their parents — or, to be precise, from the adults accompanying them, who may or may not be their parents — when their parents cross the southern U.S. border illegally and are caught and detained.
Previously, under the “catch-and-release” policy, the adults would be released. Under the “zero tolerance” policy of the Trump administration, the adults are being detained and prosecuted. Children cannot be incarcerated with them.
However, families that arrive together at legal ports of entry and apply for asylum status are generally not split up and are permitted to stay in the U.S. pending the adjudication of their applications (which can take several years).
Democrats and the mainstream media have accused the administration of separating the children of “immigrants” from their parents and imprisoning them in “cages.” On Thursday, CNN analyst and Playboy reporter Brian Karem shouted at White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: “These people have nothing. They come to the border with nothing and you throw children in cages.” None of the reporters in the briefing room corrected him.
The facility at El Cajon, however, is not a “cage.” It is a comfortable facility providing lodging, meals, clothing, medical care, education, recreation, counseling, and other services.
It is run by a nonprofit organization called Southwest Key as part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) Program, run by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in the Administration for Children and Familes (ACF).
The facility is located on a main street in a quiet, suburban neighborhood. It has 65 beds, occupied by boys ages 6 to 17. The rooms are spare, with three to four beds in each; the boys are responsible for cleaning the rooms and making their own beds. There is an outdoor recreation area with picnic tables and a small soccer pitch.
There is a classroom area, and English lessons. The goal is “reunification”: letting each child depart with a legal guardian.
Some 90% of the children at the shelter arrived at the border without adults; the other 10% were separated from the adults accompanying them. Once the children arrive — usually brought by U.S. Border Patrol agents — they are greeted in the “intake” office, where they receive any urgent medical care, are assigned a case worker, and are given food, a shower, and new clothing. They are also given toiletries and lessons in hygiene — literally how to flush a toilet, brush their teeth, and operate the shower, which some of the children may have never seen in their lives.
The children receive six hours of education daily, which include lessons in English and physical education. The boys interact with girls who are housed offsite and brought to the shelter during the day to access its services.
They have limited access to telephones to call relatives, both in the U.S. and abroad. They receive therapy, both as individuals and in group sessions. They enjoy field trips to local museums, parks, and the zoo, where they can explore the city beyond the shelter. And they also have social activities, including a recent “prom” for which they dressed up.
“Cages,” these are not. What is immediately striking about the facility is the enthusiasm and care of the staff who work there. One administrator greeted the journalists on the tour: “Welcome to our home.” The children at the facility seemed genuinely happy, despite their unfortunate circumstances and the trauma of their long journey.
The real scandal is how the media have portrayed the shelters. When MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff toured a similar facility this week in Brownsville, Texas, for example, he referredto the children there as being “incarcerated,” which is only true in the same sense that hospital patients, too, are not permitted to leave, for their safety. (One official who had seen Soboroff’s televised report accused him of “flat-out lying” about the facility — such as, for example, reporting on a mural of Donald Trump without noting 19 other presidents were similarly depicted.)
Southwest Key has operated its facilities — 27 in total, across California, Arizona, and Texas — since 1997, when the U.S. Supreme Court decided in Flores v. Reno that unaccompanied illegal alien minors could not be held in detention facilities. This is not a new problem, even though it took Trump to make the media realize it existed.
Update: HSS provided a video of the visit:
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He was named to Forward’s 50 “most influential” Jews in 2017. He is the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.
Note: the photographs of the tour were provided by HHS after review by officials to ensure the privacy of the children in the shelter. Journalists were not allowed to take their own photos or videos, for the same reason.
This piece has been updated to add the information about field trips, which was inadvertently omitted.

Oh My: Thousands Of Illegal Aliens Arrested For Violent Crimes Were Granted DACA Protections

Matt Vespa
Posted: Jun 18, 2018 8:45 AM

Oh My: Thousands Of Illegal Aliens Arrested For Violent Crimes Were Granted DACA Protections
Well, we’re back to this issue again: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. DACA drama is back. The constitutionally questionable program initiated by the Obama White House is the reason immigration became a primary action item. The Trump administration announced last year that they were going to wind down the program, citing White House lawyers’ inability to defend the shaky law. Also, the White House was facing a lawsuit from a group of GOP state attorneys general if they allowed DACA to continue. A six-month enforcement delay was instituted, affording Congress enough time to pass a DACA fix. There was only one problem: The Democratic Party. They’re not going to play ball with the GOP on much, especially with their base in resistance mode. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean DACA just goes away. So, before we get into how many violent criminal illegals were granted protections, let’s break down this program (via LA Times):
On June 15, 2012, the Obama administration implemented DACA. Under the program, people who came to the United States as children and met several key guidelines would not face deportation for two years, and could then apply to renew their status as a DACA recipient. Immigrants who were approved would also be eligible for work authorization. Nearly 800,000 DACA recipients have received approval to go to school and work legally in the United States.
When DACA became a reality in 2012, it gave a specific group of people protections against deportation. To receive those protections an individual had to have come to the United States prior to turning 16, but be younger than 31 years old. The individual also had to be in or have completed school, and could not have a criminal record.
It also requires the applicant to provide sensitive information, including evidence that they’re here illegally, in order to obtain DACA protections. This is why the immigration activist wing of America is edgy; the government knows where all these people aremostly. 
Right now, as both sides debate that will be pretty much amnestied with the two bills being voted on this week, let’s not forget that not every single one of these DACA recipients is an angel. There are some bad people who have obtained protections—and it’s not just misdemeanor antics. We’re taking assault, rape, DUIs, and even a couple cases of child pornography. All of these people were granted DACA protections, despite prior arrests. All told, over 53,792 illegal aliens were granted protections despite some serious run-ins with law enforcement. The figures about these applicants who enrolled into the DACA program this morning are from the years 2012-2018.
When you just account for the worst of the worst, like assault, battery, weapons-related, rape, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, murder, and other forms of sexual abuse (including statutory rape), that figure is still unacceptably high at 5,861. Yeah, some illegal aliens arrested for murder were granted protections. If that’s not insanity, or signs of a very, very bad immigration policy, I don’t know what to tell you, folks.  Here’s the full list. These figures were provided by DHS:
Now, this isn’t new. There have been stories of DACA recipients losing protections due to criminal activity.  Yet, the tricky thing here is that arrests alone don’t bar someone from being enrolled in the program, only convictions. Yet, you’d think that someone arrested for murder, child porn, assault, battery, or rape wouldn’t get green lit by the system. Apparently, even on those vicious crimes, it’s possible for illegals to be shielded from deportation. 
Right now, every House Democrat, including a sizable portion of moderate Republicans, are starting this discharge petition business that would have allowed them to vote on immigration without going through the GOP leadership. It would have required 218 signatories. They were a few shy, which led to this deal this week, allowing votes to be held on two bills that don’t have much of a shot of passing. Oh, and did I mention that they’re both pretty much awful pieces of legislation, though the Trump White House has said they back both bills. Now, in the meantime, a secondary legal protocol has been set in effect, as the Trump administration filed a legal challenge against DACA in Texas, stating DACA violates the enforcement of federal immigration law, according to NBC News. The motion was filed last Friday. If a Texas federal judge rules in favor of the Trump White House, it would be in conflict with two other lower court rulings, prompting a quick motion for argument before the Supreme Court, as the federal government would argue it would be violating the law no matter what it did, according to the news organization. The Trump White House would ask for a hold on the lower court ruling, allowing the administration to end DACA immediately. Let’s see what happens.

Children Cry on Tape After Border Apprehension, Illegal Alien Mother Convicted

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“Many of them sound like they’re crying so hard, they can barely breathe,” ProPublica says of an audio recording of Central American children that the non-profit investigative outlet released Monday.

The nearly seven minute audio recording was provided to ProPublica by Jennifer Harbury, a Harvard-educated lawyer who has devoted much of her career to securing entry into the United States for Central Americans. Her husband, a leader of a Guatemalan communist militia who went by “Comandante Everardo,” was killed by CIA-backed forces in the early 1990s.
ProPublica claims, based on Harbury and her source’s description, that the recording was captured last week at an undisclosed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility, shortly after ten Central American alien children were taken into custody separately from the adults with whom they were apprehended crossing the American border.
Less than two hours after the tape’s release, a member of the White House Press Corps was blaring the recording as Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) Kristjen Nielsen spoke during the press conference at which she defended the administration from accusations of “child abuse.” New York magazine correspondent Olivia Nuzzi, notable for sneaking into Corey Lewandowski’s home without his permission, later claimed to be the culprit.
Author Ginger Thompson writes that the audio “makes for excruciating listening,” includes “desperate sobbing,” and “adds real-life sounds of suffering to a contentious policy debate that has so far been short on input from those with the most at stake: immigrant children.” These children “scream ‘Mami’ and ‘Papรก’ over and over again, as if those are the only words they know,” readers are told in the opening paragraph.
The ProPublica recording spread quickly on social media, often being presented along with a staged photograph of a child at an anti-Trump demonstration in a “cage” that had been miscaptioned as also being from a CBP facility. By evening, CNN was playing significant portions of the recording.
Proponents saw the recording as proof of the inhumanity of administration border policy. As Thompson would have it, even before the tape’s release, those purported policies “united religious conservatives and immigrant rights activists, who have said that ‘zero tolerance’ amounts to ‘zero humanity.'”
No indication is given as to why most of the specific adults in the recording are being separated from the children, but – in accordance with federal immigration laws and a 1990s court settlement preventing the incarceration of alien children in criminal facilities – adults, including parents, are being separated from children when they are charged with criminal immigration offenses. Other possible causes of separation include the adults not being able to establish any familial connection to the children.
Much is made of the fact that, while Border Patrol agents are “tr[ying] to comfort [the children] with snacks and toys,” one agent says, in deadpan Spanish, that they “have an orchestra here,” in apparent reference to the crying.
Only one child is identified, a 6-year-old Salvadoran girl who is distraught over not being able to call her aunt, although officials on hand from the Salvadoran consulate do offer to make the call. According to the article, the girl, being kept in a facility for children with beds, is now in regular contact with her aunt. The aunt is in contact with her sister, the girl’s mother, who is being held in nearby Port Isabel, Texas.
The reason for the mother’s detention is not specified in the article. Based on the name given in the ProPublica article, however, Breitbart News obtained court documents indicating she is charged with violating 8 U.S.C. § 1325(a) “Improper entry by alien.” According to the complaint, she was caught rafting across the Rio Grande last Tuesday and admitted to the border patrol that she was crossing illegally. The next day, she pleadedguilty before a federal magistrate judge.
The girl’s aunt, ProPublica discovered when they contacted her, has been in America, along with her own daughter, for two years, having made an asylum claim and being allowed to live and work in the United States without a court ever evaluating its validity under what are known as “catch and release” policies. The story the aunt tells ProPublica, that she fled gang violence endemic to El Salvador, generally does not qualify someone for asylum in the United States.
According to the aunt, the 6-year-old and her mother came to America for the same generally non-qualifying reason. She freely admits her sister hired a human smuggler for $7,000 and she tells ProPublica she is upset her sister’s “investment” was not rewarded with a life in the United States.
As Breitbart News reported Monday, little is new about the facilities in which children are being kept after being apprehended crossing the U.S. border without permission. Many of the same spaces being referred to as “cages” were in use in 2014, when the Obama administration dealt with the so-called “unaccompanied alien children” wave. Secretary Nielsen spent much of Monday defending conditions in DHS facilities.
The policies themselves are also little changed from earlier administrations. The main change comes from the Department of Justice, where Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in April, a year after the start of his effort to crack down at the border, that “zero-tolerance” prosecution guidelines would mean more people who commit immigration related crimes will be tried.
According to ProPublica, “Condemnations of the policy have been swift and sharp, including from some of the administration’s most reliable supporters.” In support of this, they cite former First Lady Laura Bush, who penned a Washington Post op-ed Monday opposing the administration’s border policy.

Migrant families should be kept together...in the Virgin Islands

Do you care about migrant families?  And by migrant families, I mean undocumented migrants. And by undocumented migrants, I mean illegal aliens.  I figure that you must care, because for days now, all we have heard from the media, and our elected politicians, is about the plight of illegal aliens whose children are separated from their parents.
A photo of a two-year-old girl from Honduras crying as her mother was arrested for committing a crime got a tremendous splash in the media, the kind I never see when Americans kids cry as their parents are arrested for DUIs, theft, and armed robbery.  We didn't see photos of the same child crying as her mother put her two-year-old on a raft on the Rio Grande, or of her crying during their wild and wacky adventures with smuggling rings across Mexico.
Regardless, I agree with the liberal media (and Paul Ryan) that these separations should end.  We should go back to the Obama era policy – catch and release – with a slight twist: catch and release in the US Virgin Islands!
The whole issue of family separation came into being once President Trump started criminally prosecuting illegal aliens.  A liberal judge invented a law stating that children couldn't be held in detention with their illegal alien parents.  So in order to put the parents in detention, Trump had to separate the children.
But if instead of sending the parents to jail (let's face it: they are all virtuous – even the ones who have swallowed packets of drugs; they have no business being in prison), they were sent to open-air facilities in the Virgin Islands, that would not be a form of imprisonment that would require them to be separated from their kids.
Imagine illegals in bright, airy barracks in the Virgin Islands.  They would not be confined at all.  They could  go anywhere.  They could have their kids with them.  There they can await their court date on a gorgeous pacific island.  Just look up some photos of these islands.  If you came from Central America, wouldn't the Virgin Islands be a tremendous improvement?
"Undocumented migrants" could enjoy windsurfing as they awaited the resolution of their cases.  Migrants could jet ski at illegal speeds.  They could enjoy relaxing evenings on the beach, united together with their children, or at least the kids they say are their children.
And it is perfectly legal to put the illegals there while they await the resolution of their cases – after all, the Virgin Islands are a U.S. territory.  Since they are "undocumented," they would not be able to hop on a plane to the continental U.S.  But if they wanted to build a raft and head to Cuba, they would be free to do so!
Actually, I can't really take credit for this great idea – Australia thought of it first.  Australia has a practice of putting illegal aliens on remote islands to keep them from roaming around Australia.  It had a number of illegal alien Muslims on a small Pacific island until President Trump agreed to bring them to America.
What do you think of the idea of sending illegal aliens to the Virgin Islands?  Wouldn't it be great to keep families together in a pacific paradise?
Ed Straker is the senior writer at Newsmachete.com.