In what officials caution is now a dangerous and even deadly crime wave, Phoenix, Arizona has become the kidnapping capital of America, with more incidents than any other city in the world outside of Mexico City and over 370 cases last year alone. In fact, kidnappings and other crimes connected to the Mexican drug cartels are quickly spreading across the border, from Texas to California. The majority of the victims are either illegal aliens or connected to the drug trade. ED STRAKER
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
DAVID JAROSLAV - DO WE HAVE ENDLESS MONEY FOR ILLEGALS? - A NATION WITH MORE THAN A MILLION HOMELESS WONDERS
Do We Have Endless Money? Part 2: Legal Aid for Illegals
Despite pushing bills in several states to create single-payer tax-funded healthcare for illegal aliens, the open-borders lobby has been repeatedlycoming upemptywith thatparticular scheme. Where they’ve been far more disturbingly successful, particularly at the local rather than state level, has been in setting up taxpayer-funded legal aid programs to try to keep illegal aliens from being deported. Conveniently for them, it’s also a cash cow from which they can line their own pockets. The combination of self-righteous rhetoric and blatant greed may be one of their most audacious moves yet.
To begin with, as much as they would like the public to be confused about this, no one has a right (constitutional or otherwise) to a publicly-funded lawyer in immigration proceedings. Deporting someone from this country is a civil, administrative process, not criminal. What the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees, as the Supreme Court held in the seminal 1963 case of Gideon v. Wainwright, is that if someone is charged in criminal court and can’t afford a lawyer, they have to be provided with one paid for from public funds, i.e., by the taxpayers. American citizens don’t have the right to a lawyer at taxpayer expense in civildisputes, like in family court, or landlord-tenant court, or even when the IRS sues them for unpaid taxes.
Nonetheless, more and more cities and counties have decided to spend precious tax dollars—overwhelmingly earned and paid for by American citizens and legal residents—on paying lawyers to do whatever they can to keep people here who have no right to be here. The lawyers themselves are mostly committed open-borders zealots, of course, and more than happy to take the money. And it’s not just in the usual suspects like San Francisco, Seattleand Austin, but places like Columbus, Ohio, and Washtenaw County, Michigan, among others.
Particularly outrageous is how often these legal-aid schemes are set up in places that otherwise constantly bemoan their lack of funds to address myriad needs, with their hands out for more tax money from levels of government higher up. The City of Baltimore, for instance, apparently can’t even heat its public schools on its own, yet somehow mysteriously has no problem finding $100,000 somewhere (matched by another $100,000 from an open-borders nonprofit) to provide legal assistance for illegal aliens, all while taking over $1.2 billionin annual handouts from the State of Maryland and over $150 million more from the federal government. That means these cities aren’t just funding legal aid for illegals with their own local money (as bad as that alone would be); they’re actually being subsidized by American taxpayers nationwide to do it.
As much as this has been largely a local phenomenon until now, it’s begun trickling up to the state level. In New York for the past two years, Governor Andrew Cuomo requested, and the state legislature provided, $10 million for the absurdly-named “Liberty Defense Project” to represent illegal aliens at no charge.
And in Vermont, a bill filed in January, Senate Bill 237, would make the state’s public defenders responsible for representing illegal aliens in immigration court, stretching their already scarce resources away from their current constitutional obligations to their clients in criminal court, who are undoubtedly mostly American citizens. The bill has now passed both chambers of the legislature, although in different forms so it’s possible the House and Senate still might not work out their differences before they’re scheduled to adjourn on May 4. If they do, Republican Governor Phil Scott can’t be counted on to veto it. Nominal party affiliation notwithstanding, he proudly signed the Green Mountain State’s sanctuary bill into law last year.
Taxpayers across the country should be up in arms over this growing, insane, harmful, lawless rip-off of their hard-earned money. Literally anything else would be money better spent.
America builds the La Raza “The Race” Mexican welfare state
“Mexican drug cartels are the “other” terrorist threat to America. Militant Islamists have the goal of destroying the United States. Mexican drug cartels are now accomplishing that mission – from within, every day, in virtually every community across this country.” JUDICIALWATCH
“Mexican authorities have arrested the former mayor of a rural community in the border state of Coahuila in connection with the kidnapping, murder and incineration of hundreds of victims through a network of ovens at the hands of the Los Zetas cartel. The arrest comes after Breitbart Texas exposed not only the horrors of the mass extermination, but also the cover-up and complicity of the Mexican government.”
“Heroin is not produced in the United States. Every gram of heroin present in the United States provides unequivocal evidence of a failure of border security because every gram of heroin was smuggled into the United States. Indeed, this is precisely a point that Attorney General Jeff Sessions made during his appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on October 18, 2017 when he again raised the need to secure the U.S./Mexican border to protect American lives.” Michael Cutler …..FrontPageMag.com
THE MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS OPERATING IN AMERICA’S OPEN BORDERS
Overall, in the 2017 Fiscal Year, officials revealed that a record-breaking 455,000 pounds plus of drugs had already been seized. In 2016, that number amounted to 443,000 pounds. The 2017 haul is worth an estimated $6.1 billion – BREITBART – JEFF SESSION’S DRUG BUST ON SAN DIEGO
Soros-Funded Group Launches App to Help Illegal Aliens Avoid Feds
An open borders group that has benefitted from U.S. taxpayer dollars and is funded by leftwing billionaire George Soros launched a smartphone application to help illegal immigrants avoid federal authorities.
The app, Notifica (Notify), is described in a Laredo, Texas news article as a tool to protect immigrants living in the U.S. illegally by utilizing high tech and online social communications. With the click of a button, illegal aliens can alert family, friends and attorneys of encounters with federal authorities. “Immigration agents knocking at the door?” the news story asks. “Now, there’s an app for that, too.”
The group behind the app is called United We Dream, which describes itself as the country’s largest immigrant youth-led community. The nonprofit has more than 400,000 members nationwide and claims to “embrace the common struggle of all people of color and stand up against racism, colonialism, colorism, and xenophobia.” Among its key projects is winning protections and rights for illegal immigrants, defending against deportation, obtaining education for illegal immigrants and acquiring “justice and liberation” for undocumented LGBT “immigrants and allies.”
Illegal aliens encounter lots of discrimination, which creates a lot of fear, according to United We Dream. “We empower people to develop their leadership, their organizing skills, and to develop our own campaigns to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people,” United We Dream states on its website, adding that this is achieved through immigrant youth-led campaigns at the local, state, and federal level.
United We Dream started as a project of the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), according to records obtained by Judicial Watch. Between 2008 and 2010, NILC received $206,453 in U.S. government grants, the records show. The project funded was for “immigration-related employment discrimination public education.” Headquartered in Los Angeles, NILC was established in 1979 and is dedicated to “defending and advancing the rights of immigrants with low income.”
The organization, which also has offices in Washington D.C. and Berkeley, California claims to have played a leadership role in spearheading Barack Obama’s amnesty program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which has shielded hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens from deportation. “Ultimately, NILC’s goals are centered on promoting the full integration of all immigrants into U.S. society,” according to its website.
Both the NILC and its offshoot, United We Dream, get big bucks from Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF). In fact, both nonprofits list OSF as a key financial backer. In the United States Soros groups have pushed a radical agenda that includes promoting an open border with Mexico and fighting immigration enforcement efforts, fomenting racial disharmony by funding anti-capitalist black separationist organizations, financing the Black Lives Matter movement and other groups involved in the Ferguson Missouri riots, weakening the integrity of the nation’s electoral systems, opposing U.S. counterterrorism efforts and eroding 2nd Amendment protections.
OSF has also funded a liberal think-tank headed by former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and the scandal-ridden activist group Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), so corrupt that Congress banned it from receiving federal funding.
Incredibly, the U.S. government uses taxpayer dollars to support Soros’ radical globalist agenda abroad. As part of an ongoing investigation, Judicial Watch has exposed several collaborative efforts between Uncle Sam and Soros in other countries.
Just last week Judicial Watch published a special investigative report that exposes in detail the connection between U.S.-funded entities and Soros’ OSF to further the Hungarian philanthropist’s efforts in Guatemala. The goal is to advance a radical globalist agenda through “lawfare” and political subversion, the report shows.
Much like in the United States, OSF programs in Guatemala include funding liberal media outlets, supporting global politicians, advocating for open borders, fomenting public discord and influencing academic institutions.
Last year Judicial Watch exposed a joint effort between the U.S. government and Soros to destabilize the democratically elected, center-right government in Macedonia. Records obtained by Judicial Watch in that investigation show that the U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia worked behind the scenes with OSF to funnel large sums of American dollars for the cause, constituting an interference of the U.S. Ambassador in domestic political affairs in violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
The cash—about $5 million—flowed through the State Department and USAID.
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Report: Mexican Migrants Angry Illegals in Caravan Cutting in Line
Some migrants from Mexico and other asylum seekers who have been at the border for more than a week are reportedly getting angry that illegal immigrants in the migrant caravan are jumping in line ahead of them to enter the United States.
Rene Garcia, who is reportedly from Michoacan in Mexico, told the San Diego Union-Tribune on Monday evening that other asylum seekers who had been waiting for eight days are becoming increasingly upset that Central American migrants in the caravan are jumping the line.
“The ones from the caravan are trying to break the line,” Garcia told the outlet.
Fourteen Central American migrants from the caravan have reportedly been allowed to enter the San Ysidro Port of Entry to seek asylum on Monday and Tuesday. The Justice Department also announced on Monday evening that it filed criminal charges against 11 possible caravan members for illegally entering the United States.
“When respect for the rule of law diminishes, so too does our ability to protect our great nation, its borders, and its citizens,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a Monday evening statement. “The United States will not stand by as our immigration laws are ignored and our nation’s safety is jeopardized.”
Adam Braverman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of California, stressed that those seeking to come to the United States “must pledge fidelity to the law, not break them.”
“The American Dream has beckoned immigrants from across the globe because of the promise that prosperity and success are within reach for all,” Braverman said. “Those immigrants have contributed their voices and perspectives to make up our uniquely American experience. But the foundation for the American Dream, and what allows our democracy to flourish, is commitment to the rule of law. These eleven defendants face charges now because they believed themselves to be above the law. Those seeking entry into the United States must pledge fidelity to the law, not break them, or else face criminal prosecution.”
The caravan of Central Americans marching through Mexico recently showed up at the U.S. border near San Diego, where according to news reports the arrivals are “taunting watchful U.S. authorities.” Pueblo Sin Fronteras, organizer of the caravan, portrays the Central Americans as legitimate refugees who deserve asylum in the United State and said in an online post that “the group of mothers and fathers” would wait “until CBP (Customs and Border Protection) is willing to follow the law and process their requests.”
So at this writing it’s something of a standoff, but the marchers have gained much free publicity from the old-line establishment media. Rodrigo Abeja, a Mexico-based organizer with Pueblo Sin Fronteras, told NBC news that the original caravan included “20 youths who identify as LGBT and about 400 women.” NBC did not interview any of the women or LBGT youths about their need to demand asylum in the United States.
Daniella Burgi-Palomino of the Latin American Working Group told NBC “People are not leaving for economic reasons or to take advantage of a system in the U.S. They have real valid claims of fear of returning to the country.” NBC simply accepted those claims uncritically and echoed the official description of the caravan as Viacrucis, the “Migrants Way of the Cross.” On the other hand, NBC provided little information on caravan organizers.
Officially, this is the project of Pueblo Sin Fronteras, whose website provides no founder, staff, board of directors or funders. “We are a collective of friends who decided to be in permanent solidarity with displaced peoples,” the site explains. “Our dream is to build solidarity among peoples and turn down border walls imposed by greed.”
Click on “Donate” and the site sends you to PayPal with the message “Send money to Pueblo.” Click on “Caravans” and you find the religious concept of Viacrucis paired with “Migrantes en la Lucha,” the language of political militancy. That was evident from the start.
“It is an organized attack on the American border by open borders activists, aided and abetted by Mexican authorities,” Rick Moran said on PJ Media as the caravan set forth. “This is not only a direct challenge to U.S. sovereignty, it could be considered an act of war. These illiterate, uneducated ‘international workers’ are simply pawns being used by the Mexican government and international migrant activists. They don’t like the new U.S. immigration policies and are trying to change them.”
As the bogus refugees taunted U.S. officials at the border this week, vice president Mike Pence said the migrants were being “exploited by open-border political activists and an agenda-driven media,” in a quest to “undermine our laws.” For President Trump, it was more evidence that, as he said, “we need a wall.”
For their part, the old-line media neglected a key back story. Some Central American parents have chosen to break up their families and put their minor children in the hands of human traffickers they don’t even know. Mexico has no problem with this massive act of child abuse, but the United States has no legal, moral or humanitarian reason to cooperate.
Not a single member of this caravan was invited to enter the United States. Likewise, no caravaner has any right to enter the United States, for good reason. U.S. officials have no knowledge of who these people are, and the United States has no obligation to heed Mexico-based Pueblo Sin Fronteras organizer Rodrigo Abeja, or any other foreign national.
If people fear violence or oppression in their country, it does not follow they should come and live in the United States. If LBGTQ youth have a tough time in Honduras, they can opt for Costa Rica, Panama, or Cuba, which has a dynamic new leader in Miguel Diaz-Canel. And the Spanish-speaking nation already features the kind of single-payer health care Democrats want for everyone.
The United Nations could also argue for placement in Spain, Argentina, Chile, or even Sweden. If Syrian Muslim refugees are acceptable, Honduran LBGTQ youths should also find a home there. After all, as Daniella Burgi-Palomino said, the refugees are not fleeing for economic reasons and not out to take advantage of any country.
Even so, the migrantes en la lucha are now the border taunting U.S. officials and demanding asylum. A ballpark figure for the number the USA should accept is zero. Meanwhile, for all its professed concern for justice, Pueblo Sin Fronteras has been rather quiet about recent events in Mexico.