Saturday, January 13, 2018


Walls have a variety of purposes.  In the Soviet Union and East Germany, walls and fences were designed to keep people in, not to keep people out.  Few chose to go "Back to the USSR," as The Beatles sang, other than newl...

DACA Will Be a Wall around the White House

Walls have a variety of purposes.  In the Soviet Union and East Germany, walls and fences were designed to keep people in, not to keep people out.  Few chose to go "Back to the USSR," as The Beatles sang, other than newlyweds Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Sanders, who honeymooned there.
Walls also keep people out.  Examples include the wall around Vatican City, the one in Israel's West Bank, and the ones around the homes of open borders advocates like Mark Zuckerberg.  Many of the "walls for me but not for thee" virtue-signaling Hollywood elites have walls, fences, and all manner of security measures keeping uninvited guests from invading their domiciles.
How can DACA be a wall?  Not in the way you might think.  If Lindsey Grahamnesty and his fellow congressional amnesty fanboys and fangirls get their way, giving the "DREAMers" citizenship and the right to vote, this will create a wall around the White House.
This wall is not to be confused with the fence around the White House that mischievous sorts like to jump over, embarrassing the Secret Service.  Instead, this wall will keep any Republican from ever living in the White House again.
Where are the 700,000 "DREAMers" in the U.S. living?  And twice the number of illegal immigrants eligible for DACA?  And if they vote, how will they vote?  What does that mean for the Electoral College in the 2020 presidential election?
From the Migration Policy Institute's map of DACA recipients by state andPolitico's election results by state, how might the next presidential election play out if "DREAMers" are able to vote?
2012 study of 2,900 foreign-born naturalized immigrants found that 62 percent identified as Democrats and 25 percent as Republicans.  That's a 2.5-fold difference favoring Democrats.
Pew Research Center study from the same year found that undocumented latino immigrants identified 31 percent Democrat and 4 percent Republican, an eightfold difference.
Suffice it to say that the majority of "DREAMers" would pull the lever for the presidential candidate with the letter D after his name.
Where are DACA recipients living in the U.S.?  Let's also distinguish between actual DACA recipients and those meeting all the criteria to apply.  If DACA recipients are given a pathway to citizenship, it's likely that most or all those eligible will take advantage of American largess and become voting citizens.
The Migration Policy Institute identifies about 690,000 recipients and 1,326,000 eligible.  For this analysis, I will use the numbers for the DACA-eligible, about twice the number of current recipients.
The Washington Post provides a rough approximation of where they live.
Forget large states like California, Illinois, and New York, as these are already solidly blue.  Trump won Texas by around 800,000 votes, while only 182,000 DACA-eligible live in Texas, so that state won't likely flip.
Trump won Arizona by 85,000 votes, with 36,000 DACA-eligible – not an insurmountable margin.  Michigan went for Trump by only 12,000 votes, with 10,000 DACA-eligible.  Easy state to flip.  Wisconsin voters picked Trump by 27,000 votes, with 10,000 DACA-eligible.  Again, easy to flip.
Trump won Florida by 119,000 votes, with 72,000 DACA-eligible.  The small remaining difference is easily surpassed by a good portion of the 73,000 hurricane refugees from Puerto Rico, now living in Florida, voting Democrat.
You get my point.  It won't be difficult to flip a few states from red to blue, painting the Electoral College map mostly blue and keeping a Republican out of the White House for the foreseeable future – all accomplished by legalizing the "DREAMers" and those eligible for DACA.
Going farther is blanket amnesty for all illegals in the U.S. – not a million, but perhaps ten or twenty million.  Enough to turn a solidly red state like Texas blue.  Lights out for a Republican ever winning the presidency after that.
Lastly, if Trump caves on immigration, his core issue, many of his supporters will stay home, amplifying the votes of the "DREAMers" and painting the electoral map a deeper shade of blue.
No wonder Democrats are so eager for DACA amnesty.  Don't listen just to Pelosi and Schumer.  Instead, read what the Center for American Progress (better named the Center for Liberal Progress) circulated in a memo written by former Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri.  She admitted that the DACA "DREAMers" are "[a] critical component of the Democratic Party's future electoral success."
No kidding.  That's exactly why Ted Kennedy pushed the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965, opening American doors to anyone able to get here as well as his brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, and cousins, plus any other supposed relatives, filling the voter rolls with loyal Democrats for generations.
Legalizing the "DREAMers" will have a similar effect, especially if Congress doesn't end chain migration.
Immigration is one of the primary reasons why Donald Trump is president.  His supporters are understandably nervous about his recent promise that whatever immigration Congress send him, "I will be signing it."
Trump's a smart guy, despite assertions to the contrary in Michael Wolff's book, and knows the importance of dancing with the base who brought him.  I'm sure the Republican leadership in Congress knows this as well and won't allow a lousy bill to reach Trump's desk – meaning one without funding for the wall as well as continuation of chain migration and the green card lottery.
If Trump get what he wants but legalizes the "DREAMers," his road to 270 electoral votes in 2020 may be far more difficult, if not impossible.  If I can see this, I am sure he can, too.  Despite my trepidation over his recent comments, I am content to wait for the final bill to emerge.  "Let's see what happens," as the president likes to say.
Trump has kept his campaign promises thus far, and I suspect that despite Lindsey Grahamnesty's giddiness over a "pathway to citizenship," the president will have the last laugh.  His political future depends on it.
Brian C Joondeph, M.D., MPS is a Denver-based physician and writer.  Follow him on FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter


Criminal illegals, tax cheats, sanctuary cities OK'd in Gang of Six immigration deal

by  |  From left, President Donald Trump, accompanied by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas., and Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., speaks during a meeting on immigration in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

A plan to reform immigration and grant amnesty to nearly 700,000 young adults that is being shopped by six senators would waive some criminal convictions, let 300 “sanctuary cities” off the hook and starve Immigration and Customs Enforcement of funds to track down and deport criminal illegals, according to a new analysis of the proposal.
“This proposal is not a serious effort to find common ground with either the majority of congressional Republicans or the president,” according to immigration expert Jessica M. Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies.
“It pays only lip service to what is required to achieve the immigration policy improvements that Americans seek, and that they elected Donald Trump to accomplish,” she added in a new analysis released Friday.
She obtained the details of the plan and found several areas that clash with the basic wishes of the White House and promises made by Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.
“Judging by details obtained by the Center, the aim is actually maximum amnesty, minimum border security and no cuts to legal immigration, and not a good faith effort to reach a deal with either the House of Representatives or the president,” wrote Vaughan.
You can see her full analysis here, but below are some of her key points:
  • Dreamer amnesty would allow waivers for certain criminal convictions that exist under current law, if deemed to be "in the public interest."
  • Applicants for the program would have to pay up on any federal tax liability, if they had a DACA work permit, but not if they worked illegally prior to legalization.
  • The proposal claims to restrict chain migration, by eliminating the category for adult sons and daughters of green card holders, which admits about 26,000 people a year. However, it transfers those numbers to another chain migration category for spouses of green card holders and their children. So there is no net decrease in chain migration at all under this proposal.
  • There is no funding for ICE or interior enforcement, no expansion of E-Verify, nor any provisions to address the broken asylum system, sanctuary cities, the continued influx of illegal families and minors from Central America, visa overstays, an entry-exit system, the backlogged immigration court, illegal employment, or any of the other needs compiled at the president's request prepared by career immigration agency officials.
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at

On Wednesday, Republicans unveiled a House immigration proposal that was endorsed within hours by the White House. The plan is a mix of parts of President Trump’s populist agenda with visa expansions to big business and agricultural lobbyists.
Overall, it's a good plan, but it wouldn’t help working-class voters that make up Trump’s base as much as he promised.
The Securing America’s Future Act gives Trump supporters basically everything they want on border enforcement, including a border wall, 5,000 new U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agents, a biometric exit-entry system, and advanced border technology, including drones.
In addition, it will create a nationwide, mandatory E-Verify system that will prevent employers from hiring future illegal immigrants. This will be a game changer, as it will make businesses liable if they undercut American workers by hiring illegal immigrants. This would in turn defeat the No. 1 driver of illegal immigration to the United States.
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the bill ends chain migration, thus reducing legal immigration by 25 percent, only half of what Trump proposed last year. Citizens and green card holders will only be allowed to bring in their spouse and minor children, but there will be a renewable temporary visa for the parents of American citizens and green card holders, so they can visit for an extended period of time. It would also end the Diversity Visa Lottery system.
That’s the good news for Trump supporters, but the trade-off may be too big a bullet to bite.
DACA recipients who proved they weren’t members of gangs and had no criminal convictions would be eligible for a three-year, renewable legal status that would allow them to live, work, and travel in the U.S. Those recipients would also be allowed to use work or marriage sponsorships to earn green cards and eventually citizenship if they qualify down the road, but it’s not a guaranteed path to citizenship.
This is a fine deal that most Trump supporters would fully accept, but there’s one last provision in the bill that benefits big business at the expense of working-class Americans.
The bill proposes a 45 percent increase in employment-based visas for skilled workers — 55,000 new visas total. Additionally the bill creates an entirely new visa lottery system that would allow for the agriculture industry to bring in possibly hundreds of thousands of new workers annually. This part of the bill is a benefit to an industry that was just beginning to increase wages and offer benefits to draw more American labor.
This is corporate populism, Republicans promising to enact Trump’s policies but only if their donors receive some kind of benefit.
Trump’s original plan, backed up by the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act, or RAISE, would have cut legal immigration without creating any new visa program, and it would have significantly cut the amount of unskilled foreign labor and competition facing working-class Americans. This proposal only dances around the edges and increases foreign labor in some circumstances.
Mass immigration has come at a huge expense for working-class Americans, and it has helped fuel Trump’s populist movement. While the Securing America’s Future Act is the best enforcement bill that also deals with the DACA population, it still does not address the concerns of Trump’s base.
Unless the bill can aid American workers more than corporations, it will not stem the tide of discontent among Trump’s base who feel like Washington is a swamp that looks out for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Ryan Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) is a contributor to the Washington Examiner's Beltway Confidential blog. He is a writer based in New York.


A new report about crimes committed by illegals finds that younger undocumented immigrants who were eligible for former President Obama’s DACA amnesty program commit far more crimes than other immigrants or U.S. citizens.
In unearthing rare data that details the crimes and sentences of illegals in Arizona, the Crime Prevention Research Center reported that immigrants age 15-35, the general population of the 700,000 in Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, “commit crime at twice the rate of young U.S. citizens.”
John R. Lott Jr., president of the center, said that if the Arizona data were averaged out nationally, the crime numbers would be stunning.
“If undocumented immigrants committed crime nationally as they do in Arizona, in 2016 they would have been responsible for over 1,000 more murders, 5,200 rapes, 8,900 robberies, 25,300 aggravated assaults, and 26,900 burglaries,” he wrote in the report.
Proponents of letting DACA recipients stay in the United States, the topic of debate in the White House and on Capitol Hill, have often portrayed the illegals as law abiding students and workers.
Those claims however has come under fire by groups armed with new statistics like Lott’s treasure trove.
“Undocumented immigrants are at least 142 percent more likely to be convicted of a crime than other Arizonans. They also tend to commit more serious crimes and serve 10.5 percent longer sentences, more likely to be classified as dangerous, and 45 percent more likely to be gang members than U.S. citizens,” he found.
And it’s worse for DACA-aged illegals.
For example, he wrote, “while undocumented immigrants from 15 to 35 years of age make up about 0.81 percent of the Arizona population, they make up almost 8 percent of the prison population.”
  • DACA-age immigrants represent 71.2 percent of the undocumented immigrants in prison.

  • DACA-age eligible undocumented immigrants are 884 percent more likely to be convicted of crimes than their share of the population.
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at

Laura Ingraham: Illegals Arrested in Denver Drug Bust Could Have Been DACA Amnesty-Eligible

Thursday evening's Ingraham Angle show on Fox News spent much of its time on immigration and DACA, the Deferred Amnesty for Child Arrivals program which was unilaterally created without congressional approval by the Obama administration in 2012.
In one particularly telling exchange, host Laura Ingraham highlighted a major drug bust in Denver after she learned that all six men arrested or wanted are in the U.S. illegally — something the Denver Post and two other Denver-area media outlets which have covered the story have all failed to report.
Ingraham further contended that if the men had not been arrested, and assuming they end up being guilty as charged, it's reasonable to believe that several of them could have become citizens under certain of the DACA amnesty proposals currently under discussion in Washington.
Here are key paragraphs from the Denver Post's Thursday morning story(bolds are mine throughout this post):
Authorities dismantle heroin ring operating in Jefferson County and metro Denver
Investigators seized 3,305 grams of heroin worth $264,400
Authorities have dismantled a heroin ring operating in Jefferson County and metro Denver, seizing $264,400 worth of drugs and convincing a district grand jury to return a 61-count indictment against six men.
The Office of District Attorney Peter Weir considered the men’s operation to be highly organized. Members of the enterprise received shipments of heroin from outside Colorado and stored the drugs in stash houses, according to a statement.
... In addition to (Fermin) Flores-Rosales,the other five men indicted were 47-year-old Cristobal Flores-Rosales, 24-year-old Juan Borques Meza, 30-year-old Mario Acosta-Ruiz, 21-year-old Yoel Soto-Campos and 25-year-old Joel Torrez-Espinoza. The men were accused of violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act from April to December.
The indictment was returned Dec. 22. Five of the men have been arrested and are due in court on Jan. 16. Authorities have issued a warrant for Torrez-Espinosa.
Related stories at in Denver and also failed to report that the six men involved are in the U.S. illegally. All three stories have no indication that the reporters involved inquired about the immigration status of those arrested.
Ingraham cited these arrests during her show, after which a heated discussion of the relevance of DACA followed. Note how one of the panelists, an immigration attorney who could easily have answered the host's critical question, clearly refused to do so:
IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY MICHAEL WILDES: I don't think we want criminals and MS 13 here.
LAURA INGRAHAM: Right. Well let me get into that, because we promised their viewers we would share some information tonight that we uncovered today.
I was going around the Internet, and I landed on the Denver Postwebsite. It's an interesting website. They report on some cool issues that I care about, and crime is one of them.
And there was a major heroin bust in Colorado this week. There's a 61-count indictment against six individuals. Now we called over, and I guess we transferred a few times around. We found out that in addition to the main suspect, (Fermin) Flores-Rosales ... (Ingraham then named the other five men identified earlier) are all illegal immigrants. This was $264,000 dollars worth of drugs, including heroin.
We know what heroin is doing to our youth. We know what it's doing to our societies. It is poisoning them. That's just one example. And that's why it matters, because real lives are affected.
And how many of these "kids" could be DACA recipients if they hadn't been busted in a heroin ring?
WILDES: Laura —
INGRAHAM: Michael, they could receive DACA amnesty, could they not?
WILDES: Laura, get these criminals out. Get this insidiousness, the opioids —
INGRAHAM: Why should — no, Michael, Michael, Michael, Michael. Why, why should our law enforcement —
WILDES: Are you going to conflate 900,000 innocents with MS 13?
INGRAHAM: Yes, yes. No-no-no. Michael, here's what you do. Again, this might work in your law practice. Doesn't work with me. These are individuals who are taxing our police, Our district attorneys, our government services, by poisoning our youth.
WILDES: They cannot get DACA if they're, if they're criminals they cannot get DACA —
INGRAHAM: Oh, they're all valedictorians, right Michael? Mark Krikorian (another person on the panel, as was Ann Coulter — Ed.) They shouldn't be in this country. They shouldn't have been allowed in this country, and they never should be here.
WILDES: They cannot get DACA if they're criminals.
INGRAHAM: Yeah, because we caught them. How many didn't we catch?
Note that four of the men arrested are 30 or younger. Depending on the details of their circumstances, much of which must be taken on faith because they can't be verified — particularly pinning down when they allegedly entered the country illegally — one or more of these eligible "children" could indeed have become DACA amnesty-eligible had they not been arrested (assuming they are indeed guilty of the crimes with which they have been charge).
The press's failure to identify illegal immigrants who are arrested, tried, convicted, or imprisoned feeds the utterly false notion that they are all solid citizens. That is absolutely not the case.
It's long past time for law enforcement to identify the immigration status of non-citizens accused of and convicted of crimes with full transparency, and for the press to report it.
Cross-posted at

Ingraham Warns Trump on DACA: No ‘Big Beautiful Wall,’ No End to Chain Migration — ‘Expect a Political Revolt From the Base’

Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle,” host Laura Ingraham questioned President Donald Trump’s statements a day earlier on immigration policy in an on-camera meeting he had with a bipartisan group of lawmakers.
Ingraham warned Trump against “DACA amnesty,” which she said would be a “hard pill” for his supporters to swallow.
“So what happened?” Ingraham said. “So maybe the president realizes he is never going to get a wall unless he does that DACA amnesty, maybe. And maybe he thinks he can’t end chain migration unless he gives legal status to those 800,000 illegals. They range from about 16 years of age to about 30 years of age. They’re not all kids now. But that is a hard pill for many of his most loyal supporters to swallow.”
The “Ingraham Angle” host went on to stress the importance of any deal needing to include ending chain migration and a wall.
“When it comes to any DACA deal, the president has got to realize there’s just two things that matter above all else — number one, DACA is the only leverage the president has to implement his entire immigration agenda,” she explained. “Number two, Democrats favor granting citizenship to illegal aliens because they believe it is the absolute key to achieving a super-majority, just like the one they currently have in California. They want that in every key battleground state. So, there’s so much more at stake than just the future of the DREAMers. This deal could decide the fate of the country. I’m going to wait and see what the final DACA proposal looks like. But if it does not include a wall – a real wall, not a see-through wall, expect a political revolt from the base, which means losing the House and maybe even the Senate. And by the way, [ending] chain migration — absolutely necessary.”
“So, if those things aren’t in the deal, or they’re watered down so badly they don’t really exist at all, we end up losing the House, the Senate, who is going to be left to defend the president?” she added. “Dick Durbin? Lindsey Graham? Or ‘all those hard-right people who host radio shows or are on Fox News? The president did not promise his supporters an opaque electronic fence that only covers a third of the border. He promised them a wall — a big, beautiful wall. And unless it’s built, unless chain migration is ended, I fear, Mr. President, your most ardent supporters will write you off as just another politician who said something you really didn’t mean.”
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White House Official: Trump Believes DACA Recipients ‘Are Contributing to Our Society, and We Want to Make Sure That They Stay Here’

Marc Short, the White House legislative director, said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump supports giving amnesty to the 800,000 or more illegal aliens who were brought to the country illegally as children and are protected from deportation through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“The president believes that people who are here under the DACA program, again, are contributing to our society, and we want to make sure that they stay here,” Short told NPR in an interview aired on Wednesday.
Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep also asked Short about the decision by a federal court in California that ruled against Trump’s decision in September to end DACA and ordered the program — put in place by President Barack Obama by executive order — to continue to provide temporary legal status and work permits to illegal aliens.
“Does the judge’s ruling, keeping DACA in place largely, for now, take the pressure off to do anything?” Inskeep asked.
“I don’t think so,” Short said. “I think, in fact, the reality is that this is a problem that’s needed to be solved for many, many years.”
“In fact, lower courts had ruled the Obama administration’s actions unconstitutional,” Short said. “And I think that even the Obama administration recognized the shaky legal ground that they were on, but they were just frustrated that Congress had not acted after promising to act for so long.”
Short said he believes that if the U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear the DACA lawsuit, filed by former Department of Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano against current DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, the high court would ultimately end the program, so a legislative fix is the best approach.
He also said that despite some of the conversation reported on from a White House meeting on Tuesday in which Trump and invited members from the House and Senate discussed immigration, the president still wants a border wall constructed and other reforms.
“We’ve refined that list,” Short said. “And then where we ended the meeting is recognizing there’s four things that we’re trying to solve here.”
“One is the status for the DACA recipients, which we all want to protect,” Short said. “These are people who are age 16 to 36 who came into our country by their parents and had been working.”
“And assuming there’s no legal problem, we want to make sure they stay here and continue to contribute to our economy,” Short said, adding that border security, ending chain migration, and the VISA lottery program are also on the list.
When Inskeep asked Short about a “clean” DACA bill, Short said that the WH considers a clean DACA bill to include the four priorities he listed.
Short also said Trump is open to giving DACA recipients a pathway to citizenship as part of the immigration package.
“The president is very open to that,” Short said. “The president is willing to go there for the DACA participants.”
“But we’re also asking for cooperation on the Democrats for what we think are practical, common sense solutions,” Short said.
Short did not include E-verify as a Trump priority, a program to prevent U.S. businesses from hiring workers who are in the United States illegally.



1.) NO (real) WALL







"Congress must prioritize four repairs for the immigration system before contemplating any DACA-style amnesty negotiation, said Brat: 1. Ending chain migration and the visa lottery; 2. Mandating employer use of E-Verify; 3. Construction of a southern border wall; and 4. Interior enforcement of immigration law." REP. DAVE BRAT


"In just the month of October 2017 CBP Border Patrol San Diego border sector reportedapprehension of individuals from Bangladesh (12), Brazil (1), Camaroon (3), Chad (1), China (16), El Salvador (76), Eritrea (7), Gambia (4), Guatemala (178), Honduras (54), India (101), Iran (1), Mexico (1,877), Nepal (31), Nicaragua (1), Pakistan (13), Peru (1), Somalia (1), and “Unknown” (1) — a total of 2,379 individuals. These numbers are similar to volumes seen in this sector for October since 2012."

Something is seriously wrong at ICE

At first glance, it would seem that things at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency are going swimmingly.  ICE just raided ninety-eight 7-11 stores around the country and arrested a bunch of illegal aliens.  ICE's arrests for the 2017 fiscal year are nearly 37% higher than the year before.
So what is there to complain about?

The actual number of yearly removals ICE is making in the interior of the country, not counting the border, is still a tiny figure: about 81,000 illegal aliens in the most recent fiscal year.  Given that there are more than ten million illegal aliens in the country, removing even a fraction of them will take a long time.
The problem is that ICE doesn't have the manpower to deport millions of aliens.  Donald Trump wants to expand their manpower, but so far Congress has not cooperated.
This is not ICE's fault.
What is ICE's fault, however, is how it uses the existing manpower it has.  The raid on the ninety-eight 7-11 stores must have involved hundreds of ICE agents, but it netted only 21 illegal aliens.  It's great that businesses like 7-11 are given notice that employing illegals is no longer acceptable, but raids like this show that ICE is using its limited manpower terribly inefficiently.
Part of the problem is the leadership.  ICE is led by an Obama-era holdover named Thomas Homan.  Incredibly, nearly a year after taking office, President Trump still had not appointed his own nominee to run the most important agency related to his most important campaign issue.  He finally relented in November...deciding to nominate Homan, the acting director, to take the job on an official basis.
Debbie Schlussel has done some interesting reporting on Homan:
Homan has been running ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), which oversees deportation of illegal aliens, for several years during the Obama [a]dministration. And he's run it into the ground. Maybe that's why the Obama White House honored the guy with an award.
Earlier this year, I told you about ICE's new, quiet policy of "reverse escorting," in which ICE flies deportation agents from places like Michigan to the Southern border to pick up and fly illegal alien youths back ... to places like Grand Rapids and Detroit and give them sanctuary with pro-illegal alien non-profits, while the aliens await immigration amnesty and/or while the non-profits train them on what to say and help them fraudulently obtain asylum.  My article was cited by U.S. [c]ongressman Kerry Bentivolio (R-[Mich.]) in a U.S. House hearing on border security, and Homan was asked about it.
Homan predictably lied and claimed that what I wrote wasn't true.  In fact, it's all spades.  Your money is being spent to escort illegal aliens into the American interior where they are sheltered until they can stay here permanently.
Schlussel also accuses Homan of quite a large number of sexual improprieties, which are unproved allegations but disturbing if true.
Given Homan's involvement in the Obama era, when ICE was turned into babysitters for illegal aliens, it is inexplicable that Trump has nominated him to continue in the job.
What Homan is doing now is a few high-profile "trophy" raids to get press attention but actually yield few results, such as the 21 arrests from the ninety-eight 7-11 raids.

This isn't rocket science.  Most illegals live in big urban areas like New York, Los Angeles, and Miami (you can find a map here).  The neighborhoods they live in are equally obvious because most people don't speak English in them.
All ICE would have to do is go to these neighborhoods and check for IDs outside shopping centers, supermarkets, drug stores, and other places with high traffic.  Just camping out outside of the Department of Motor Vehicles in San Jose would yield more arrests in an hour than the raid of ninety-eight 7-11s did in a day.  ICE should camp outside select DMV offices, welfare offices, and other government offices where illegals go for benefits.
They should also check IDs at public schools.  The Supreme Court created out of thin air the "right" of illegals to a taxpayer-funded education, but it did not create a right for them to go to school without being apprehended along the way for being in the country illegally.  It would be easy to target schools in the neighborhoods of illegals and have ICE checkpoints there.  ICE has a policy of not making arrests at schools, but that is just what it is – a self-imposed policy.
Such strategies would result in many more arrests in a shorter period of time.  Also, by making their presence known in public facilities, ICE would encourage many more illegals to self-deport.
Under the leadership of an Obama holdover, this is unlikely to happen.  Instead, expect more self-congratulatory press releases where 21 illegal immigrants are arrested in a day.
Ed Straker is the senior writer at

Study Shows E-Verify's Effectiveness
By Preston Huennekens
CIS Immigration Blog, December 8, 2017

Their study indicates that E-Verify is one of the most important enforcement tools available to states that wish to reduce their illegal alien populations. Research shows that most illegal migration is for economic reasons, and that the adoption of E-Verify and other worksite enforcement measures effectively blocks illegal aliens from procuring employment, thereby preventing many from settling down in the United States. Faced with mandatory E-Verify, the study shows that many aliens either returned to their home countries or traveled to other states that did not have employment verification regulations.
. . .

Whom Does Congress Work For?
By John Miano
CIS Immigration Blog, December 12, 2017
. . .
When Disney replaced 350 Americans with foreign workers, forcing them to train their replacements, did we see any Florida members of Congress threaten to shut down the government unless it was stopped?

When Southern California Edison and the University of California replaced Americans with foreign workers, did any California members of Congress threaten to shut down the government unless it was stopped?

When Toys "R" Us replaced Americans with foreign workers, did any New Jersey members of Congress threaten to shut down the government unless it was stopped?

When Cargill and Best Buy replaced Americans with foreign workers, did any Minnesota members of Congress threaten to shut down the government unless it was stopped?


Yet when illegal aliens working under the DACA program are threatened with losing their jobs, members of Congress spring into action:
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ILLINOIS FALLS TO LA RAZA MAYHEM…. Apparently Illinois did not benefit from 8 years of Barack Obama’s sabotage of Homeland security to build his LA RAZA base of Mexicans

“Illinois is a state full of illegal aliens.  One in seven Illinoisans are immigrants, with 450,000 official illegals.  One point two million jobs are taken by illegals in Illinois.  This is one of the most heavily invaded states in the Union.” --- Timothy Birdnow

THE SECRET REPORT ON ILLEGALS TAKING MIDDLE AND HIGH END JOBS…. What? You thought they only took the sh//// -it jobs?




DHS Checks 100 7-Eleven Stores for Immigration Fraud

Federal immigration officers visited roughly 100 7-Eleven stores on Wednesday morning to start payroll audits, further pressuring CEOs around the nation to stop hiring illegals.

The payroll audits give the franchise owners a few days to show that their employees are not illegal immigrants. So far, 21 suspected illegals have been picked up in the visits.
According to
Derek Benner, a top official at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, told The Associated Press that Wednesday’s operation was “the first of many” and “a harbinger of what’s to come” for employers. He said there would be more employment audits and investigations, though there is no numerical goal.
 “This is what we’re gearing up for this year and what you’re going to see more and more of is these large-scale compliance inspections, just for starters. From there, we will look at whether these cases warrant an administrative posture or criminal investigation,” said Benner, acting head of ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations, which oversees cases against employers.
“It’s not going to be limited to large companies or any particular industry, big medium and small,” he said. “It’s going to be inclusive of everything that we see out there.”
A statement from ICE director Thomas Homan said:
Today’s actions send a strong message to U.S. businesses that hire and employ an illegal workforce: ICE will enforce the law, and if you are found to be breaking the law, you will be held accountable … Businesses that hire illegal workers are a pull factor for illegal immigration and we are working hard to remove this magnet. ICE will continue its efforts to protect jobs for American workers by eliminating unfair competitive advantages for companies that exploit illegal immigration.
7-Eleven is a franchise company owned by Seven & i Holding Co. based in Tokyo.
The visits were made to 7-Eleven stores in Washington, D.C. and the following states: California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington.
In 2013, officials visited nine 7-Eleven stories in New York and Virginia, yielding eight guilty verdicts and 2.6 million in back wages. Officials discovered evidence that the franchise owners had used at least 25 stolen identities to help hide at least 115 low-wage illegal immigrants.
Some workers may be temporary workers imported into the countries via fraud in various visa programs, such as the L-1 and J-1 programs.
The workplace I-9 audits can help raise wages for Americans who are hired instead of illegals. For example, a Swiss-based firm was forced to lay off 800 illegals at a bakery in Chicago, costing the firm almost half of its profits when it was forced to pay higher wages to the newly hired Americans.
Roughly 8 million illegals are working in jobs, according to various estimates. An additional 4 million illegals are not working.
According to DHS:
Under this federal law, employers are required to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all individuals they hire, and to document that information using the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9. A notice of inspection alerts business owners that ICE is going to audit their hiring records to determine whether or not they are in compliance with the law. Employers are required to produce their company’s I-9s within three business days, after which ICE will conduct an inspection for compliance. If employers are not in compliance with the law, an I-9 inspection of their business will likely result in civil fines and could lay the groundwork for criminal prosecution, if they are knowingly violating the law.
In FY17, ICE conducted 1,360 I-9 audits and made 139 criminal arrests and 172 administrative arrests. Businesses were ordered to pay $97.6 million in judicial forfeiture, fines and restitution and $7.8 million in civil fines, including one company whose financial penalties represented the largest payment ever levied in an immigration case.
The raids were welcomed by pro-American immigration reform advocates.

Four million Americans turn 18 each year and begin looking for good jobs in the free market.
But the federal government inflates the supply of new labor by annually accepting 1 million new legal immigrants, by providing work-permits to roughly 3 million resident foreigners, and by doing little to block the employment of roughly 8 million illegal immigrants.
The Washington-imposed economic policy of economic growth via mass-immigration floods the market with foreign laborspikes profits and Wall Street values by cutting salaries for manual and skilled labor offered by blue-collar and white-collar employees. It also drives up real estate priceswidens wealth-gaps, reduces high-tech investment, increases state and local tax burdens, hurts kids’ schools and college education, pushes Americans away from high-tech careers, and sidelines at least 5 million marginalized Americans and their families, including many who are now struggling with opioid addictions.
The cheap-labor policy has also reduced investment and job creation in many interior states because the coastal cities have a surplus of imported labor. For example, almost 27 percent of zip codes in Missouri had fewer jobs or businesses in 2015 than in 2000, according to a new report by the Economic Innovation GroupIn Kansas, almost 29 percent of zip codes had fewer jobs and businesses in 2015 compared to 2000, which was a two-decade period of massive cheap-labor immigration.
Because of the successful cheap-labor strategy, wages for men have remained flat since 1973, and a large percentage of the nation’s annual income has shifted to investors and away from employees.

Family Unit Border Crossings Up 625 Percent from April 2017 Low

The number of families apprehended by Border Patrol agents grew by 625 percent from a low point in April 2017. The figure fell sharply during the first four months of the Trump Administration but has risen steadily thereafter.

In April 2017, Border Patrol agents apprehended 1,119 Family Unit Aliens (FMUA), Breitbart Texas reported. The number of FMUA apprehensions rose nearly every month since the his low point to 8,121 in December, according to the Southwest Border Migration report released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Tuesday. This number represents an increase from April of more than 7,000 FMUAs (625 percent). CBP defines FMUA as the “number of individuals (either a child under 18 years old, parent or legal guardian) apprehended with a family member by the U.S. Border Patrol.”
CBP officials released the shocking numbers on the same day President Donald Trump met with Congressional leaders to discuss amnesty for illegal alien minors brought to the U.S. by their families under the same circumstances as the FMUAs currently entering the country. The meeting addressed Congressional plans to replace President Barrack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Shortly after the meeting, a judge in the Ninth Circuit ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to largely reinstate DACA.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the DACA program in September, Breitbart News reported. He said there would be an “orderly and lawful wind-down.” His announcement followed a threat from Texas and nine other states to add the DACA program to an already successful lawsuit that effectively ended President Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program.
“For these same reasons that DAPA and Expanded DACA’s unilateral Executive Branch conferral of eligibility for lawful presence and work authorization was unlawful, the original June 15, 2012 DACA memorandum is also unlawful,” the letter from the states explained. “
Following the DACA rescission by Sessions, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the states would drop their threatened lawsuit, Breitbart Texas reported.
DACA is seen by many as a magnet that draws FMUAs and Unaccompanied Alien Children to risk their lives to come to the U.S. illegally. These groups pay large sums of money to cartel-connected human smugglers to bring them to the U.S. in hopes they will be included in a DACA replacement amnesty program.
FMUAs and UACs represented nearly 40 percent of all illegal aliens apprehended by Border Patrol agents during Fiscal Year 2017. Agents apprehended a total of 117,057 FMUAs and UACs during the FY2017 which ended in September. Between the beginning of the new fiscal year on October 1 and December 30, agents apprehended 31,209 additional families and unaccompanied minors.
The UACs are reported to be coming from Guatemala (5,697), Mexico (2,433), Honduras (1,740), and El Salvador (993). Guatemala also leads the list of countries sending FMUAs to the U.S. with 10,650 during the first three months of FY2018. This is followed by Honduras (5,545), El Salvador (3,136), and Mexico (481).
Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior political news contributor for Breitbart Texas. He is a founding member of the Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTXGab, and Facebook.

Tijuana Cartel Violence Sets New Murder Record for 2017

As cartel violence rages in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, the final murder toll peaked at 1,734 for 2017–smashing the previous year’s record of 910. The final number represents a 90% increase, making 2017 the bloodiest year to date.

The murder rate continues to climb as rival drug cartels battle over control of key trafficking routes and street-level distribution, according to local media reports. The escalation can be attributed to the hostilities between the Sinaloa Cartel and their one-time ally, Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG).
Breitbart Texas recently reported that according to State Attorney General Perla del Socorro Ibarra Leyva, no more than 12 percent of the first 1,500 homicide investigations of 2017 led to indictments.
Another contributing factor cited by Marco Antonio Sotomayor Amezca, Chief of Police for Tijuana, is the New Criminal Justice System (NSJP) which was implemented nationally in June 2016. Chief Sotomayor said the NSJP has been an obstacle for authorities since most people arrested, even for those possessing weapons or drugs, are released within 48 hours. Many of these individuals are criminally involved or contributing to cartel violence.
In late November, it was reported that due to the escalation of violence, the local morgue faced a crisis. During a press conference with Governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid, he explained the Servicio Médico Forense (SEMEFO) lacked space due to the constant flow of murder victims. Local media outlets reported that SEMEFO could not absorb the daily influx while outdated equipment caused bodies to decompose. The Governor reported that new equipment was being purchased and plans were being made to expand operations. Lamadrid noted that one contributing factor was unclaimed bodies, requiring burials in common graves.
The new year continues the wave of violence, with at least 11 murdered in the first two days of 2018, including five executed in a tire shop on January 2, according to media reports.
Robert Arce is a retired Phoenix Police detective with extensive experience working Mexican organized crime and street gangs. Arce has worked in the Balkans, Iraq, Haiti, and recently completed a three-year assignment in Monterrey, Mexico, working out of the Consulate for the United States Department of State, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Program, where he was the Regional Program Manager for Northeast Mexico (Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Durango, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas.)

EXCLUSIVE: Authorities Find Cartel Human Incineration Camp in Mexican Border State

CIUDAD MANTE, Tamaulipas — Authorities in this Mexican state bordering Texas have found a cartel killing field where it is believed that gunmen murdered and incinerated their victims. The killing field was recently discovered in the city of Mante in the southwestern part of the state. Breitbart Texas sources believe the cartel responsible is Los Zetas. The cartel is broken into two warring factions: Old School Zetas (Vieja Escuela) and Cartel of the North (CDN or Cartel Del Noreste). Our sources believe it is more likely that Old School Zetas is the faction of Los Zetas responsible, due to the group’s recent movements in the area.
While Tamaulipas state authorities have remained officially silent on the case, confidential law enforcement sources confirmed the discovery to Breitbart Texas. The killing field was discovered after an anonymous caller warned authorities about the existence of a place where human bodies were being incinerated.
Law enforcement officials moved to the area and confirmed the discovery, prompting a large deployment by military forces and investigators with the Tamaulipas Attorney General’s Office. At the killing field, authorities found two 55-gallon drums as well as another container full of what authorities believe to be human ashes. Authorities also discovered various containers of diesel.
Information obtained by Breitbart Texas points to the cartel killing field being near a primitive road that leads to the tourist center known as El Nacimiento, a local attraction in Ciudad Mante.
Intelligence sources confirmed to Breitbart Texas that the killing field is just a short distance from the area where in 2017 a team of Los Zetas cartel gunmen hijacked a bus that was traveling from the city of San Luis Potosi. As Breitbart Texas reported at the time, from the bus, the gunmen took six passengers who were identified as men between 17 and 25-years old; their fate remains unknown.
The area of the cartel killing field is also close to the ranch where Tamaulipas state authorities killed 7 cartel gunmen from Los Zetas Vieja Escuela during a gun battle last month. The city of Mante, as well as others nearby, have been outed as regions with an abundance of clandestine cemeteries where cartels kidnap and execute their victims.
The complaints about the existence of cartel killing fields in the region date back to 2010, however to date, authorities have only confirmed three killing fields. One of the fields is in the town of Xicotencatl, another in the town of Gomez Farias and the most recent one in Ciudad Mante.
Currently, in Ciudad Mante, there are reports of close to 50 missing persons since the start of a spike in violence in the region. The executions and kidnappings in the area are tied to a fight for territorial control between the Zetas Vieja Escuela and their rivals Cartel Del Noreste (CDN).
Editor’s Note: Breitbart Texas traveled to the Mexican States of Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and Nuevo León to recruit citizen journalists willing to risk their lives and expose the cartels silencing their communities.  The writers would face certain death at the hands of the various cartels that operate in those areas including the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas if a pseudonym were not used. Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles are published in both English and in their original Spanish. This article was written by “Francisco Morales” from Tamaulipas. 

32% of Federal Inmates Are Aliens

By Preston Huennekens

CIS Blog, December 26, 2017

Excerpt: DHS reported a total of 58,766 

"known or suspected" aliens in the custody of 

federal authorities. According to the Federal 

Bureau of Prisons, there are 184,379 total 

federal inmates, meaning that almost 32 

percent of all federal inmates are aliens. The 

number of aliens in federal custody has risen 

since the last report: At that time, the Justice 

Department estimated that there were 42,000 

aliens, representing 24 percent of the federal 

prison population.


“The greatest criminal threat to the daily lives 

of American citizens are the Mexican drug 


“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.” JUDICIAL WATCH

Ann Coulter: ‘I’m 100 Percent for Deporting’ DACA Illegal Aliens First, ‘Then We’ll Get to MS-13’ Gang Members


New York Times best-selling author and populist conservative columnist Ann Coulter says the number one priority for President Trump’s administration should be deporting the nearly 800,000 illegal aliens who have been shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

In a talk radio interview with Larry O’Connor, Coulter reiterated her call for DACA illegal aliens to be deported first, this time saying they should be prioritized for deportation above illegal aliens who are members of the violent El Salvadorian MS-13 gang.
Coulter said:
The one thing Trump should remember, especially now that he’s under attack I mean more than I think ever before, is he has the power to overcome all of this. I mean, he could sell Ivanka merchandise from the White House, he could refuse to be in the White House, he could govern from Mar-a-Lago, if he would just build the wall and deport illegals, starting with the DREAMers.
I’m 100 percent for deporting DREAMers first. The order should be DREAMers, then felons, and then you know just random illegals as they come to our attention. We can be discretionary on that. But DREAMers, number one. [Emphasis added]
At least the felons, they’re not indignant. They’re not going on TV saying ‘How dare you delay in giving me amnesty, we demand you forgive our law-breaking.’ Oh, the DREAMers are the worst of all. So I put them in line for deportation before the felons. Then we’ll get to the MS-13 members. You’re regular illegal alien, the ones not going on TV every night and demanding amnesty, they’re actually really sweet and hard workers. I’ve always said that about … illegal aliens. They’re so friendly and they really do work hard. So nobody really minds them, it’s the DREAMers who have to go first. [Emphasis added]
Coulter made the remarks as the White House is attempting to cut a deal with the Republican establishment to cut legal immigration levels in half, end the Diversity Visa Lottery, and receive full funding for the proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall in exchange for granting an amnesty for DACA illegal aliens that could eventually lead to an amnesty for all 12 to 30 million illegal aliens residing in the U.S.
While cutting legal immigration levels would raise wages for American workers and reduce burdens on America’s working and middle class, a DACA amnesty is likely to cause a surge along the southern border, as well as being a drain on U.S. taxpayers.
For example, as Breitbart News reported, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that at least 1 in 7 DACA illegal aliens would end up on Medicaid if given legal status and about 1 in 5 would end up on food stamps.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.

Trump has put Schumer in a no-win situation on DACA

How do Democrats explain to themselves the way they keep getting outsmarted by a man they claim is a moron?  President Trump has Democrats exactly where he wants them on the issue of DACA. Even PBS gets it:
With a new deadline fast approaching, Democrats in Congress are struggling to adopt a unified strategy to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.
Their inaction has enraged liberal activists across the country, who have shifted their anger in recent days from Republicans who control Congress to Democrats seeking to balance their commitment to a progressive priority with their desire to avoid an explosive government shutdown heading into the 2018 midterm elections.
The “young immigrants” in question re the so-called “Dreamers,” that group of illegal immigrants purportedly brought to this country by their parents, one quarter of whom are functionally illiterate and half of whom have not bothered to learn English.  The Democrats correctly see them as future voters, and hope that chain migration triples or quadruples the 800,000 into millions of new Democrats if they are allowed to gain permanent residence and citizenship.
MS 13 members in an American prison (source)
The problem is that the general public is far from convinced that legalizing a group of border violators likely to become tax consumers, not tax payers, is the most pressing problem facing the nation, worthy of shutting down the government if Democrats don’t get their way. President Trump already called their bluff when they threatened the continuing resolution over DACA last month and the Dems caved and averted a Christmas season government shutdown. Their problem is that a substantial part of their base is angry over that concession to public opinion:
 Liberal groups largely blame Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York for not uniting Democrats behind a hardline strategy, as he did during recent debates on taxes and health care.
“This is on Schumer. His most important job is to keep his caucus together,” said Angel Padilla, policy director for the Trump resistance group called Indivisible.
More than a dozen Hispanic House members — all Democrats — forced a meeting late last month with Schumer on this issue.
Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., said Schumer assured Hispanic lawmakers that Democrats “will lay it all on the line” to protect Dreamers.
Yet it remains unclear whether Schumer will push his party to risk a government shutdown.
President Trump engineered this dilemma for Schumer by rescinding Obama’s executive order creating the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, but giving Congress until March 2018 to come up with an alternative approach. That trap is now closing in on Schumer. He has 10 Democrat senators up for re-election in November in states that voted for Trump. Will Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, John Tester of Montana, and Claire McCaskill of Missouri be willing to tell their voters that they think amnesty for a group that includes MS 13 members is so important that the government ought to be shut down? Or, if President Trump and the GOP offer some form of amnesty that does not include chain migration (thereby rewarding the parents that illegally brought their children here) but does include border wall funding, are they willing to vote against it?
The Senate Democrats have been able to enforce a remarkable degree of party solidarity, far more discipline than the GOP. That is a huge bargaining asset for Schumer, already empowered by his party’s pickup in Alabama. But DACA looks like it could be a wedge issue destroying that disciplinary power.
This is a no-win situation. Harvard graduate Schumer should be asking himself how he got himself into this situation. But of course, he won’t. Either he alienates his base, or he risks adding to the GOP Senate majority by shutting down the government and having Trump fighting back in ways yhat never would have occurred to Presidents Bush or any establishment Republicans.

GOP Sen Cotton: DACA Deal Must Include Border Wall Funding, Ending Chain Migration and Diversity Lottery

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Sen Tom Cotton (R-AR) said any deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy would have to include funding the border wall, ending chain migration, and ending the diversity lottery.
Partial transcript as follows:
STEPHANOPOULOS: You worked with the president this week on immigration. You heard Senator sanders talk about the Democrats’ demands on DACA and the border wall. They are not going along with the border wall. The president says that’s a bottom line demand of his. Is there a way to solve the problem?
COTTON: I hope so. the president has said all along that while President Obama acted unlawfully giving legal status without a ruling from Congress that he wants to solve this problem with a comprehensive piece of legislation. We have been working on this for four months. In addition to funding the border wall and border security, we have to take steps against unskilled and low skilled immigration coming into the country. Like ending chain migration, ending the diversity lottery. One of the unheralded accomplishments of the first year of the Trump administration that gets overlooked with the growing stock market, for instance, is that wages for people who work with their hands and their feet, the kind of jobs where you have to take a shower after you get off work not before you go to work have increased at the fastest pace yet. There’s a reason for that. It’s not just the growing economy. It’s that this administration is getting unskilled and low skilled immigration under control. We need to continue on those efforts while finding a compromise on those people brought here as young children and young adults through no fault of their own. I hope the Democrats will come off their unreasonable negotiating position and be willing to compromise.
STEPHANOPOULOS: But you saw that response this week. it wasn’t just Senator Sanders on the program right now. Senator Dick Durbin, his reaction to the $18 billion for the border wall. he’s saying it’s a nonstarter, not close to a compromise at this point, are we?
COTTON: Well, as you rightly said, those are Democratic demands. Not as they’re often portrayed as Republicans only make demands, Democrats negotiate. And Senator Durbin’s DREAM Act would cost $26 billion according to the Congressional Budget Office. Senator Durbin should reconsider who is making unreasonable, costly demands. The southern border creates such a huge magnet for illegal immigration and crime and drugs.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Are we going to have a government shutdown at the end of January?
COTTON: I don’t expect to have one. I don’t want to have one. But if the Democrats want to shut down the government because they can’t get amnesty for illegal immigrants, they’ll have to defend that to the American people. They didn’t do that last month. I suspect they didn’t do it because they know that amnesty for illegal immigrants without any real reform is unpopular.


"It's also a state full of illegal aliens.  One in seven Illinoisans are immigrants, with 450,000 official illegals.  One point two million jobs are taken by aliens in Illinois.  This is one of the most heavily invaded states in the Union.  Naturally, the Prairie Barrio became a sanctuary state when the Republican governor, Bruce Rauner, signed a bill decreeing it thus."

Land of Lincoln: The third-world casa on the prairie

In a recent blog post here at American Thinker, Thomas Lifson chronicles the tale of Harvey, Illinois, a failing community where government officials havestolen everything not nailed down.  Now, having exhausted all sources of revenue, the municipality is facing insolvency.
Well, why wouldn't the people in charge of Harvey take liberties with the public treasury?  The state legislature just broke the Illinois bank in a recent spending bill, setting the example for these minor potentates.
Apparently, the state legislature imbibed a bit too much eggnog over the holidays, passing over 200 new laws to drive away businesses, steal the residents' money, and yoke as many yokels as possible. 
Here are some of the lowlights:
- A law forcing hairstylists, dry cleaners, and other businesses to post standard pricing for males or females.  A man's haircut can no longer be cheaper than a woman's styling, nor can her dresses be more costly to clean.
- H.B. 1785 lets someone change the sex listed on his birth certificate without even having his genitalia mutilated to look like the opposite sex's.
- A new law forces car-dealers to remove stickers from cars before they are driven away – even before a test drive.
- One law opens the door for 16- and 17-year-olds to sign up to be organ- and tissue-donors when they apply for a driver's license or identification card.
- Obama's birthday is now an official state holiday.
- Phone services will have to foot the bill for women who are abused and need to change their phone numbers and whatnot.
- Judges will now be forced to waste time in divorce cases deciding custody of pets.
- A new law protects elephants from abuse in circuses, and any African or Asian elephants from circuses operating in Illinois.
- A guarantee that customers can post on Yelp.
- S.B. 1586 allows DNR to establish rules for the public to scatter ashes in a state park.
- S.B. 1884 provides that research facilities shall make reasonable efforts for adoption of dogs or cats previously used in research.
- S.B. 1761 provides that knowledge of sexual orientation is not a mitigating factor in criminal cases.
- H.B. 2369 forces public schools to provide breastfeeding accommodations for schoolgirls with babies.
Here is a complete list.
Now, here we have graft and corruption on an unprecedented scale in cities like Harvey and Chicago, and the state government does nothing. We have violence on a par with the Middle East and Honduras in Chicago, and the legislature worries about elephants and teenage breastfeeding.  Illinois is broke and may well be the first state that actually goes into bankruptcy, but the legislature is worried about Obama's birthday and restaurant reviews on Yelp and hairstyling prices. 
Four out of the last seven governors of Illinois went to prison.  So did the Reverend Jesse Jackson's son, a U.S. congressman from Chicago. 
Even the liberal Chicago Tribune calls Illinois one of the most corrupt states in the union.
It's also a state full of illegal aliens.  One in seven Illinoisans are immigrants, with 450,000 official illegals.  One point two million jobs are taken by aliens in Illinois.  This is one of the most heavily invaded states in the Union.  Naturally, the Prairie Barrio became a sanctuary state when the Republican governor, Bruce Rauner, signed a bill decreeing it thus.
With such utter disrespect for the law on the part of the highest officials in the land, why wouldn't some local big wheel develop sticky fingers?  Illinois more closely resembles a Central American banana republic than a state in the U.S.
The infuriating thing about it is that when the chickens come home to roost, the people who looted the state will demand that the U.S. taxpayer bail them out and will refuse to relinquish power.  House speaker for life James Madigan will no doubt remain to loot the bailout money, and the rest of us are going to be forced to subsidize their leftist hypocrisy and lavish lifestyles.  And don't think for a minute that we won't; even if the president refuses, the courts will likely demand it, and the GOP in Congress will fear opposing it. 
The only workable answer is to do a serious investigation into the entire Illinois government and start sending people – lots of people – to jail now. 
I fear that Illinois is doomed. 
Read more from Tim at the best kept secret site on the web The Aviary –

CHICAGO’S BLACK GANG LAND…. Is what happens when bankster Rahm Emanuel and his corrupt Obama party turned the city under!





"We know that Obama and his inner circle have set up a war room in his D.C.

home to plan and execute resistance to the Trump administration and his legislative

agenda.  None of these people care about the American people, or the fact that

Trump won the election because millions of people voted for him."  

Patricia McCarthy / AMERICAN


"Cold War historian Paul Kengor goes deeply into Obama's communist background in an article in American Spectator, "Our First Red Diaper Baby President," and in an excellent Mark Levin interview.  Another Kengor article describes the Chicago communists whose younger generation include David Axelrod, Valerie Jarrett, and Barack Hussein Obama.  Add the openly Marxist, pro-communist Ayers, and you have many of the key players who put Obama into power." Karin McQuillan

Asylum Seekers Overwhelm San Diego Border from Eritrea, Cameroon and Mexico

Migrants from countries like Eritrea, Cameroon, and Mexico have flooded the U.S. southern border in San Diego to such an extent in recent days that U.S. border officials have been unable to process them without long lines forming on the Tijuana side of the border.

Nearly 100 migrants lined up in a plaza on the Mexico side of the border that leads to the San Ysidro pedestrian border crossing in San Diego last week because of the backlog, according to the San Diego Union Tribune. Mexican officials told those who tried to sleep in the plaza that they had to leave. Eritrean migrants cited in the article claimed that last Monday 25 migrants were temporarily jailed for waiting in the plaza.
One of the Eritrean migrants told the Tribune that he felt racism, “big discrimination,” and no respect in Mexico.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials are working to process the foreign nationals that arrive at the border and are working with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to one who spoke with the Tribune. It takes time to process each individual and move them from holding cells to detention.
As the report details, migrants who claim fear of returning to their country are transferred to other immigration officials for consideration of potential asylum cases. An excess of these cases can back up the space available to process more individuals.
In just the month of October 2017 CBP Border Patrol San Diego border sector reportedapprehension of individuals from Bangladesh (12), Brazil (1), Camaroon (3), Chad (1), China (16), El Salvador (76), Eritrea (7), Gambia (4), Guatemala (178), Honduras (54), India (101), Iran (1), Mexico (1,877), Nepal (31), Nicaragua (1), Pakistan (13), Peru (1), Somalia (1), and “Unknown” (1) — a total of 2,379 individuals. These numbers are similar to volumes seen in this sector for October since 2012.
Many migrants gave up at San Isidro, according to the Tribune, and moved on to try other ports of entry in Mexicali or Texas.

Republican House Bill Exchanges DACA Amnesty for Mandatory E-Verify, Legal Immigration Cuts

A Republican-led bill that would give amnesty to the nearly 800,000 illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is the first legislation on the issue that would make E-Verify mandatory for all U.S. employers, thus barring illegal aliens from the American workforce.

DACA Amnesty
The legislation known as “Securing America’s Future Act” spearheaded by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) would allow DACA illegal aliens to remain the U.S. on 3-year renewable work visas that would allow them to use existing avenues to gain American citizenship.
A DACA amnesty has concerned Breitbart readers, Trump supporters, and amnesty critics alike, as they see it is a path towards amnesty for the entire illegal alien population, which ranges between 12 to 30 million.
Though the DACA amnesty is a break from President Trump’s campaign promises, in which he said, “There will be no amnesty” in August 2016, the legislation includes many of the president’s pro-American immigration principles by reducing legal immigration levels to raise Americans’ wages and dramatically reducing illegal immigration, not just through funding Trump’s proposed border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Mandatory E-Verify
Under the Goodlatte bill, E-Verify — the system that prevents employers from hiring illegal aliens over Americans — would be mandatory throughout the country, making it the first DACA-related legislation to include this provision.
As Breitbart News reported, mandatory E-Verify was a part of Trump’s pro-American immigration principles but has since been ignored by the administration in DACA negotiations and meetings.
NumbersUSA’s Rosemary Jenks told Breitbart News that this was one of the main reasons why her organization, which advocates for immigration in the interest of Americans, is supporting the Goodlatte legislation, despite its provision giving amnesty to DACA illegal aliens.
“The game-changer on illegal immigration is mandatory E-Verify,” Jenks said, explaining how nearly half of illegal aliens are individuals who have overstayed their visas and thus, the E-Verify system is necessary to keeping them from taking American jobs.
The legislation also makes overstaying a visa a federal misdemeanor.
“Basically, if President Trump wants a bill that will keep his campaign promises, as far as moving towards immigration policy that serves the national interest, and gets his DACA fix, this is it,” Jenks said. “This is the Trump immigration bill.”
The mandatory E-Verify provisions in the bill are so potent that even if illegal aliens use stolen Social Security numbers to get jobs in the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would be required to alert Americans that their Social Security number is being used in the workforce.
Mandatory E-Verify is easily the single most popular immigration reform with Americans. For example, a recent poll by Pulse Opinion Research found that nearly 60 percent of likely voters want mandatory E-Verify to be part of a deal on DACA, if a deal is made and finalized.
Months ago, when likely American voters were asked by Pulse Opinion Research if they supported mandatory E-Verify, a majority of 68 percent said yes. Another 71 percent of voters said businesses should be required to hire from pools of Americans with the highest unemployment rates before importing cheaper, foreign workers through various visa programs or hiring illegal aliens.
Ending Chain Migration
The Goodlatte bill fulfills another reform that Trump has demanded, which is ending the process known as “chain migration,” whereby newly naturalized citizens can currently bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S.
Under the legislation, chain migration — which has imported more than 9.3 million foreign nationals to the U.S. in the last decade — would be ended and confined to only spouses and the minor children of newly naturalized citizens. Another provision creates a temporary visa program for the parents of naturalized citizens that claims will come at no cost to American taxpayers.
The number of extended-family foreign nationals who have resettled in the U.S. in the last decade is greater than the total combined population of Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, and Cleveland, the White House has noted in a new ad campaign that seeks to explain and end chain migration.
In recent polling by Pulse Opinion Research, nearly 60 percent of Americans said they wanted to see an end to chain migration included in any deal that gives amnesty to the nearly 800,000 DACA illegal aliens.
Border Wall 
The legislation fulfills Trump’s single most important campaign promise: The construction of a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The border wall has been stalled in the prototype stage for months now, but the Goodlatte bill would authorize the construction of the border wall while adding 5,000 new U.S. Border Patrol agents, as well as 5,000 new U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents.
During discussions this week at the White House, Trump told his DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen that he wanted the border wall built in a year and for less than the $18 billion the agency had estimated it would originally cost.
“There’s no reason for seven years, also,” Trump said as he looked and motioned at Nielsen. “I heard the other day, please don’t do that to me. Seven years to build a wall?! We can build the wall in one year.”
“Yes sir,” Nielsen responded.
More Immigration for Big Business Lobby
The most unfortunate part of Goodlatte’s legislation, according to Rosemary Jenks, is that it increases employment-based immigration by 45 percent. While ending the Diversity Visa Lottery program, whereby 50,000 foreign nationals are randomly allowed to come to the U.S. every year, the Goodlatte bill gives businesses 55,000 more foreign workers to import every year to take American jobs.
Additionally, the legislation creates an entirely new work visa program for the agricultural industry to keep wages low and outsource American jobs. The provision will likely allow for one million new low-skilled foreign nationals to be brought to the U.S. every year.
“It’s unfortunate for American agricultural workers, at the same time, a lot of jobs will open up for Americans in other fields because of mandatory E-Verify,” Jenks told Breitbart News. “This is all a balancing act. We’ve really struggled with this,” Jenks said of supporting the bill, despite its amnesty clause.
Due to these increases in immigration for the big business lobby, which has long lobbied for a continued flow of foreign nationals to the U.S., legal immigration levels would only be reduced from the more than one million immigrants who enter the country every year to about 800,000 a year.
This is not as significant of a cut in legal immigration levels to benefit Americans as other DACA-related bills have proposed, like one that reduces legal immigration to 500,000 immigrants a year.
Amnesty Backlash
Trump has been blasted in recent days by even his most ardent supporters for even considering an amnesty for DACA illegal aliens.
New York Times best-selling author and populist conservative columnist Ann Coulter, whose most recent book explained why Trump’s presidency was necessary for America’s working and middle class, slammed the president for his consideration of amnesty.
“This DACA lovefest confirms a main thesis of Michael Wolff’s book: When Bannon left. liberal Dems Jared, Ivanka, Cohn & Goldman Sachs took over,” Coulter wrote in a post.
Additionally, the parents and relatives of Americans who have been killed by illegal aliens, commonly referred to as “Angel Moms,” pleaded with Trump to keep his campaign promise and oppose all amnesties for illegal aliens.
Sabine Durden, an Angel Mom, whose son Dominic was murdered by an illegal alien, posted online a plea to Trump to stick to his pro-American immigration agenda.

Dear @POTUS , DACA is NOT a bill of love FOR AMERICANS🇺🇸. It takes the dreams of our own & turns it into nightmares. Why r the Dems fighting so hard 4 them INSTEAD of OUR OWN 🇺🇸DREAMERS ?They r selling us out.
Remember the angel families & ur promise!!!

A DACA amnesty would put more citizen children of illegal aliens — known as “anchor babies” — on federal welfare, as Breitbart News reported, while American taxpayers would be left with potentially a $26 billion bill.
Additionally, about one in five DACA illegal aliens, after an amnesty, would end up on food stamps, while at least one in seven would go on Medicaid.
At the southern border, a DACA amnesty has the potential to trigger a border surge that could triple the number of illegal aliens pouring through the border. Since DACA’s inception, more than 2,100 recipients of the program have been kicked off because they were found to either be criminals or gang members.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @Jxhn