Is Mass Civil Disobedience Our Future?
Perhaps the greatest manifestation of civil disobedience today is the illegal presence of between 12 million and 20 million immigrants who broke into our country or are breaking the law by being here after their visas expired. PAT BUCHANAN
Washington, D.C. (May 23, 2018) – The Center for Immigration Studies has focused on MS-13 crime on Long Island, New York, where President Trump spoke today to highlight the presence and notoriously brutal violence of the MS-13. Surrounded by law enforcement, local leaders, and victims of MS-13 crime, the president called for Congress to close the deadly loopholes that have allowed MS-13, a gang with U.S. membership dominated by Central American illegal aliens, to illegally enter the country.
Earlier in the day, the White House issued a briefing statement outlining the recent successes in the fight against MS-13. "ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) arrested 796 MS-13 members and associates in FY2017, an 83 percent increase from FY2016," while "U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 228 illegal aliens affiliated with MS-13 in FY2017."
The Center for Immigration Studies has written and spoken extensively about the MS-13 presence in the U.S. and the need for the strategic use of immigration enforcement to disrupt and dismantle the transnational criminal organization operating in our communities.
Acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Thomas Homan informed a House subcommittee Tuesday they should expect increase deportation of family units and sharply defended his agency from criticism from political attacks.
“One thing ICE is in the process of doing is we are going to step up our enforcement of family units that have final orders of removal,” he bluntly told a House Border Security and Maritime subcommittee hearing.
According to Homan, approximately 71,500 members of family units were apprehended in FY 2017 and that number is “on track to increase significantly in FY 2018.”
In order to clear a growing backlog, it is necessary to act to deport those who’ve had their due process and have been ordered removed by an immigration judge, stated Homan, who announced his retirement in April.
The interim chief anticipated actual enforcement of the law would result in “a lot of letters” asking why ICE is targeting families and not criminals.
“But if they are given their due process and a federal judge makes a decision, if we don’t execute those decisions there is no integrity in the system,” Homan asserted.
Homan’s assertion that lawbreakers, not law enforcement, are at fault was warranted as the curtain on the political theater went up before the gavel was brought down.
Rep. Nanette Barragan (D-Calif.) appealed to her radical base by posting a photo of a group of protesters who’d positioned themselves behind Homan with raised “Refugees Welcome Here” signs.
And her antics continued. First, she insinuated subcommittee chairman Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) was seeking to gain political points in her campaign to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake by holding the hearing.
Then she opened her questions of Acting Deputy Commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Ronald Vitiello with a speech about how it made her “sick to my stomach” to hear illegal immigrants described as criminals.
“We love to talk about this issue of MS-13 gangs. We love to paint immigrants as criminals. That is not the complete facts and that is very offensive for me to see continuing to happen,” she complained.
Before the next member spoke, Homan asked for a chance to respond to Barragan.
“First of all, no one on this panel is anti-immigrant. We’re law enforcement officers enforcing the laws that you all enacted. So to sit there and say that we’re anti-immigrant is wrong. We are enforcing laws,” said Homan, acting ICE director.
He continued: “If you think it’s OK to enter this country illegally — you shouldn’t be arrested, that’s just wrong. The laws clearly state, ‘You enter here illegally, it is a crime.’”
Barragan was not the only California Democrat whose griping about enforcing existing laws got under Homan’s skin.
Rep. Lou Correa started by incorrectly accusing Homan of calling all immigrants “dangerous,” then complained to the ICE chief that farmers in his district were calling his office demanding more workers for the fields.
A clearly frustrated Homan responded, “The statement I made is entering this country is illegally is a crime, it is a violation of Federal law.”
Correa interrupted to say “they are needed at these farms.”
Unimpressed, Homan reminded the lawmaker that “it’s up to Congress to make changes in the guest worker program” if they are needed.
“But violating the laws of this country isn’t the answer,” he snapped.
MS-13 Gang Member Nicknamed ‘Animal’ Sentenced for Stabbing Boy to Death
An MS-13 gang member nicknamed “Animal” has been convicted and sentenced to prison for the murder of a 15-year-old boy in East Boston.
Joel Martinez, also known as “Animal,” is a 23-year-old national from El Salvador and a member of the violent MS-13 street gang, according to the Boston Herald.
In September 2015, Martinez told a federal informant that he stabbed 15-year-old Irvin Depaz three times and left him for dead on the street in order to be fully inducted into the MS-13 gang.
“I stabbed the [coward] three times,” Martinez told the informant of the murder.
“He stared at me and he asked me if I was going to — if I was going to stab him. I told him, ‘Yes, the [gang] rules you,'” Martinez said.
The gang member will now receive 40 years in prison and deportation from the U.S. once his sentence is served. Martinez was not charged with murder, but rather with RICO conspiracy.
President Trump most recently called MS-13 gang members “animals,” prompting the establishment media and Democrats to defend the gang, as Breitbart News reported.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.
Border Patrol Agents Arrest Deported Child Molester En Route to San Francisco
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported child molester who said he illegally crossed the border to live and work in the sanctuary city of San Francisco. Immigration officials deported the Mexican national on May 12 for failing to register as a sex offender.
Saturday afternoon (May 19), Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma Station arrested a man who had just crossed the border from Mexico into California. The man illegally crossed the Colorado River east of the Andrade Port of Entry, according to Yuma Sector Border Patrol officials.
The agents arrested the man and took him to the station for identification and processing. A biometric background investigation revealed a criminal history for the 55-year-old Mexican national identified as Luis Robles-Gonzalez. The records also indicated that immigration officials had previously deported him to Mexico.
A court in Santa Rosa, California, convicted Robles-Gonzalez for indecent exposure and molestation of a child under the age of 18, Border Patrol officials stated. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers deported the man through the San Luis, Arizona, Port of Entry on May 12, one week before this arrest. During the investigation, the previously deported Mexican national said that he was headed to San Francisco where he planned to live and work.
San Francisco is a sanctuary city that has long been known as a safe haven for illegal immigrants. It is the city that released the seven-time convicted felon, five times deported, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, who went on to shoot and kill Kate Steinle in 2015. A California jury convicted him again for illegal possession of a firearm after acquitting him on the charge of murdering the young woman, Breitbart News reported. Zarate told officials he picked San Francisco because of its status as a sanctuary city.
Robles-Gonzalez now faces new federal charges for aggravated re-entry after removal as a sex offender. If convicted, the Mexican national could face up to 20 years in federal prison.
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 @BobPriceBBTX, GAB, and Facebook.
Mexicans cheat, distribute drugs, lie, forge documents, steal and kill as if it’s a normal way of life. For them, it is. Mexico’s civilization stands diametrically opposed to America’s culture.
The legal age of sexual consent in Mexico is 12 years old. Sex with children at this age and younger is socially acceptable in Mexico. For example: A Mexican Lopez-Mendez pleaded guilty to sexual assault on a 10 year old girl in West Virginia.
MEX GIVES 7-YEAR-OLD CHILD HERPES AFTER REPEATEDLY RAPING HER
“The molestation was reported after the child was taken to a hospital for an outbreak of genital herpes early this month. When asked how she might have contracted the disease, the child claimed that Morales had molested her “a lot of times.”
"The legal age of sexual consent in Mexico is 12 years old. Sex with children at this age and younger is socially acceptable in Mexico. For example: A Mexican Lopez-Mendez pleaded guilty to sexual assault on a 10-year-old-girl in West Virginia." FROSTY WOOLDRIGE
WH Lists ‘Unthinkable Violence of MS-13’s Animals’
“Too many innocent Americans have fallen victim to the unthinkable violence of MS-13’s animals,” the statement says, listing some of the vicious crimes attributed to MS-13 gang members:
Young girls chased down and brutally murdered by MS-13 gang members on Long Island, New York in an act Suffolk County Police Commissioner said displayed “a level of brutality that is close to unmatched.”
A man stabbed more than 100 times, then decapitated and dismembered, who had his heart ripped out of his body, in Maryland,
A 15-year-old human trafficking victim savagely beaten with a bat as gang members took turns beating her nearly 30 times in total.
One Texas girl kidnapped and sexually assaulted and anther murdered. The two MS-13 animals laughed, smiled, and waved for cameras in court as they faced the charges.
A teenager killed and hacked up in New York.
Four young men were brutally murdered by MS-13 animals on Long Island,
Nearly 40 percent of all murders in Suffolk County, New York between January 2016 and June 2017 were tied to MS-13.
Last month, MS-13 reportedly called for its members on Long Island to kill a police officer simply for the sake of making a statement, the White House says, adding that, with more than 10,000 gang members in the U.S., MS-13 “commits shocking acts of violence to instill fear, including machete attacks, executions, gang rape, human trafficking, and more” in the name of the gang’s motto of “kill, rape, control.”
“President Trump’s entire administration is working tirelessly to bring these violent animals to justice,” the White House statement promises.
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May 18, 2018
Pro-choice Pelosi touts 'spark of divinity' within MS-13
Someone must have let Nancy Pelosi out on a weekend pass, because the woman is losing it. At her press conference this week, the House minority leader mumbled, zoned out, and chuckled inappropriately. The only thing missing from the event was drool dripping out the corner of Nancy's mouth onto her expensive silk scarf.
The most peculiar thing Nancy had to say concerned the "spark of divinity" she believes resides within the violent street gang, MS-13.
Currently, most of these so-called Salvadoran "divine creatures" roam the streets of America illegally. According to Robert Hur, an official with the Justice Department, the culturally diverse MS-13's motto is "mata, viola, controla" – which translates "kill, rape, control."
Notorious for their hand signs, machetes, and full body tattoos, MS-13 participatein activities that involve things like human- and drug-trafficking, child prostitution, kidnapping, gun-smuggling, murder, and gruesome styles of retribution.
In the Northeast, on Long Island alone, MS-13 committed 25 killings in the past two years.
Recently, President Donald Trump, a man who calls it like it is, referred to MS-13 residing in U.S. prisons as "animals." Based on the bedlam the gang has wrought within America's borders, Trump calling them "animals" was more a compliment than an insult.
Simply put, MS-13 is a band of marauding illegals from Central America who threaten members with death if they attempt to leave the ranks and who wreak havoc wherever they go.
Speaking on behalf of the Democratic Party, Nancy Pelosi said Trump calling illegal rapists and murderers "animals" is offensive and harsh.
So, in between holding up five fingers while referring to the number six and staring out into space mid-sentence, during Pelosi's press conference, the House minority leader also chided the POTUS for insulting MS-13.
Waxing spiritual, it happened during the former Speaker's comments on "food insecurity." After mentioning "God's children," Nancy had this to say about Trump's MS-13 comments:
When the President of the United States says about undocumented immigrants, "These aren't people; these are animals," you have to wonder: does he not believe in the spark of divinity? The dignity and worth of every person?
Democrats are the ones who justify bestowing immigrant status on illegals while denying human status to unborn humans, and now Mrs. Pelosi is suddenly touting the "dignity and worth of every person"?
Nancy Pelosi must have forgotten that she advocates for the unfettered slaughter of 3,000 American babies per day. Based on Nancy Pelosi's own words, if a "spark of divinity" is infused into a fertilized egg, then supporting abortion is far worse than Trump calling MS-13 names.
Either way, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi is still the official spokesperson for a political party that publicly honors the "spark of divinity" in vicious street gangs and does it while disregarding the "spark of divinity" residing within the guiltless unborn.
In other words, when it comes to shedding innocent blood, pro-choice liberals and Central American street gangs are similar. Therefore, before accusing Trump of being hostile toward violent gang members, maybe loopy Nancy Pelosi and her ilk need to acknowledge that the gruesome procedure that ends the life of the innocent and helpless inside the womb is on par with the murder and mayhem MS-13 inflicts on enemies outside the womb.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) twisted President Trump’s attack on MS-13 gang members during her Thursday press conference.
On Wednesday, during a meeting at the White House, Trump blasted violent illegal alien MS-13 gang members who have entered the country posing as unaccompanied minor children, calling them “animals,” as Breitbart News reported.
“These aren’t people. These are animals,” Trump said of MS-13 gang members. “And we’re taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that’s never happened before. And because of the weak laws, they come in fast, we get them, we release them, we get them again, we bring them out. It’s crazy.”
Immediately after the remarks, the mainstream media and Democrats began twisting Trump’s words, taking the comments out of context to claim that he was referring to all 12 to 30 million illegal aliens living in the U.S.
In her Thursday press conference, Pelosi followed suit, claiming Trump was referring to illegal aliens and border-crossers when he called MS-13 gang members “animals.”
PELOSI: We believe, some of us that are attracted to the political arena, to government and public service, that we’re all God’s children. There’s a spark of divinity in every person on earth and that we all have to recognize that. as we respect the dignity and worth of every person. And as we recognize our responsibilities with that spark of divinity within us. [Emphasis added]
And so when the president of the United States says about undocumented immigrants, ‘These aren’t people, these are animals,’ you have to wonder: Does he not believe in the spark of divinity, the dignity and worth of every person? ‘These are not people, these are animals.’ The president of the United States. [Emphasis added]
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) similarly twisted Trump’s attack on MS-13 gang members, going as far as to compare his “great-great-grandparents” to illegal aliens.
The violent El Salvadorian MS-13 gang has flourished in the U.S. after decades of open borders policies whereby unaccompanied minors are resettled throughout the country. Sometimes, those unaccompanied minors are already members of MS-13 or become members.
Just this year, a number of violent MS-13 gang members have been convicted of murdering Americans, with the most recent case where six of the gang members were charged with murder.
As Breitbart Texas reported, there have been at least 200 murders by the MS-13 gang across 22 states since 2012. Most recently, Border Patrol revealed to Breitbart Texas that an MS-13 gang member traveling with a caravan of 1,200 Central Americans posed as an unaccompanied minor to gain entry to the U.S.
An explosive report by Breitbart News revealed that nearly 100 MS-13 gang members had been resettled across the country by the federal government as unaccompanied minors. Nearly 65 of those gang members were granted Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ), which acts as a quasi-amnesty program for young illegal aliens who cross the southern border.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.
it never ceases to amaze me what these fuckers will do for wider open borders and more "cheap" labor hordes!
“They kidnap. They extort. They rape and they rob,” Trump said then. “They stomp on their victims. They beat them with clubs, they slash them with machetes, and they stab them with knives. They have transformed peaceful parks and beautiful quiet neighborhoods into bloodstained killing fields. They’re animals.”....BUT NOT TO GAVIN NEWSOM!
California Lieutenant Governor and gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump is like a slave owner and Nazi for referring to MS-13 illegal immigrant gangsters as “animals.” He also added that Trump’s “hateful rhetoric” can lead to “hate crimes” and “genocides”
“Today the President of the United States referred to immigrants as ‘animals,’” Newsom tweeted, distorting Trump’s words based on a 41-second clip. “Intentionally dehumanizing an entire group of people is something that slave owners and nazis did. It’s the kind of hateful rhetoric that leads to hate crimes and genocides.”
Today the President of the United States referred to immigrants as "animals." Intentionally dehumanizing an entire group of people is something that slave owners and nazis did. It's the kind of hateful rhetoric that leads to hate crimes and genocides.
At a White House roundtable discussion with California elected officials and law enforcement officials opposed to the state’s sanctuary laws, Trump was referring to illegal immigrants, specifically MS-13 gang members that his administration has been deporting, when he was responding to Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims’ frustrations over not being able to report certain MS-13 gang members to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) if they did not meet certain thresholds.
“We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in, we’re stopping a lot of them, but we’re taking people out of the country. You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are,” Trump responded. “These aren’t people. These are animals, and we’re taking them out of the country at a rate that’s never happened before.”
Trump made similar remarks about MS-13 gang members last year on Long Island.
“They kidnap. They extort. They rape and they rob,” Trump said then. “They stomp on their victims. They beat them with clubs, they slash them with machetes, and they stab them with knives. They have transformed peaceful parks and beautiful quiet neighborhoods into bloodstained killing fields. They’re animals.”
Media’s Outrage at Trump Calling MS-13 “animals” is Off-Base and Out-of-Touch
For nearly one hour, President Trump listened to California politicians talk about the negative impact of the state’s sanctuary city policies, including how they complicate prosecutions of notoriously brutal MS-13 members. The media may have been listening, but their gross misrepresentation of comments exposes a tone deafness to the brutal nature of the gang.
Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims talked in detail to the president about her experience with sanctuary laws and how she is being prevented from telling Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) about MS-13 gang members in her custody.
In response, the president responded, “You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people, these are animals, and we’re taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that’s never happened before.”
The reaction to the president describing murderers and rapists as “animals” was lacking in accuracy and context.
The New York Times headline declared, “Trump calls some unauthorized immigrants ‘Animals’ in rant.”
Then the reporter said Trump had “lashed out at undocumented immigrants during a White House meeting on Wednesday, warning in front of news cameras that dangerous people were clamoring to breach the country’s borders and branding such people “animals.’”
USA Today asserted, “Trump ramps up rhetoric on undocumented immigrants: ‘These aren’t people. These are animals.’”
NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell noted the “tough take down” of Trump by a totally unbiased observer — California Gov. Jerry Brown, who went on a Twitter rant of his own.
A news analysis in The Washington Post argued Trump was “evoking an ugly history of dehumanization.”
One of the few media figures to correctly report the president’s remarks was CNN’s Jake Tapper, who tweeted:
“Here is the full context of President Trump’s ‘animals’ comment during the immigration/sanctuary city roundtable, which came as a Sheriff was complaining about restrictions placed on ICE databases, and MS-13 gang members.”
The media’s response showcases a bias against the president’s immigration agenda that prevents them from recognizing some MS-13 members are worse than animals.
First, consider the gang’s motto is “Kill. Rape. Control.”
Second, a recent web report by Boston’s WBUR about the largest criminal case against MS-13 required an editor’s note warning readers that they “may find the language or situations described below upsetting.”
The cases involved an El Salvadoran defendant who had hit his victim in the head with a machete and a Honduran who missed his target and ended up killing a mother standing outside a domestic abuse center with her children.
Reporters should speak with the family of 25-year-old Santos Arquimidis Sorto Amay, who was shot multiple times by MS-13 gang members, placed in the trunk of his car and driven to a park where the vehicle was set on fire.
Or better yet, with 22-year-old Edwin Chicas, whose gang name is “Animal.”
Several Hollywood celebrities freaked out over comments made by President Donald Trump on Wednesday, in which he referred to members of the MS-13 criminal gang as “animals.”
During a roundtable discussion of California’s sanctuary state laws, Trump described members of MS-13 as “animals,” adding that immigration authorities were now “taking them out of the country at a level and rate that’s never happened before.”
It is not the first time that Trump has used the phrase to describe the bloodthirsty organization, who have been classified by the FBI as the most violent and organized criminal network in the United States.
However, a horde of famous figures on the left immediately took to social media to express their outrage, while falsely claiming that President Trump was referring to all illegal immigrants and not the notorious gang members.
Disgraced comedienne Kathy Griffin, who previously posed in Photos of herself holding Trump’s bloody head, claimed that the president really meant “all immigrants” and that she was left “fucking disgusted” by his remarks:
Sarah Sanders Slams Media and Liberals Enraged that Trump Called MS-13 Gang ‘Animals’
“If the media and liberals want to defend MS-13, they’re more than welcome to,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters during Thursday’s briefing after media attempts to frame President Trump’s comments from the previous day as insulting to “some immigrants.”
“I don’t think the term that the president used was strong enough,” she said.
One reporter had asked Sanders about the president’s use of the word “animals” to describe members of the vicious MS-13 transnational gang but, instead, framed the question by saying Trump used the term to describe “some immigrants.”
Sanders sharply corrected him by saying, “The president was very clearly referring to MS-13 gang members who enter the country illegally and whose deportations are hamstrung by our laws.” She described the gang as “one of the most vicious and deadly” and operates using rape, control, and killing.
“If the media and liberals want to defend MS-13, they’re more than welcome to,” said Sanders. “Frankly I don’t think the term that the president used was strong enough.”
She then described some of the “heinous acts” the gang has executed:
It took an animal to stab a man a hundred times and decapitate him and rip his heart out. It took an animal to beat a woman they were sex trafficking – with a bat 28 times, indenting part of her body. And it took an animal to kidnap, drug, and rape a 14-year old Houston girl.
Frankly, I think that the term “animal” doesn’t go far enough.
And I think that the president should continue to use his platform and everything he can do under the law to stop these types of horrible, horrible, disgusting people.
Trump used the term “animal” to describe MS-13 gang members during a Wednesday afternoon White House roundtable with stakeholders in the fight against California’s sanctuary state laws.
Fresno Sheriff Margaret Mims described to Trump the struggle her region faces in notifying Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of an illegal alien MS-13 gang member. Trump responded by calling those gang members “animals,” a term he has used in the past to describe the murderous criminal organization.
A host of media personalities, Hollywood celebrities, and Democrats deceptively framed his comments as referring to “some immigrants,” a narrative continued in the Thursday briefing question.
“There’s a spark of divinity in every person on earth and that we all have to recognize that,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said as she slammed Trump for calling MS-13 members “animals.” Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Trump is like a “slave owner” or “Nazi” for Trump’s description of the murderous gang members.
The Associated Press issued a tweet correction on Thursday admitting it had incorrectly framed Trump’s comment: “AP has deleted a tweet from late Wednesday on Trump’s “animals” comment about immigrants because it wasn’t made clear that he was speaking after a comment about gang members”:
This year, ICE arrested 475 gang members in a sting operation, 99 of whom claimed unaccompanied minor status and 65 of whom were shortly thereafter released into the United States by an immigration judge.
The MS-13’s beheading of a victim that Sanders referred to on Thursday is likely the case of a ten-person gang ambush in Maryland. A 19-year-old had been arrested in connection with the crime as of late last year. The gang beating of a 15-year-old sex trafficking victim sounds to be the case out of Maryland that allegedly involved 21-year-old illegal alien Yervin Josue Romero-Rivera, according to local WJLA. The drugging, rape, and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Houston appear to be the case of two 18-year-old MS-13 gang members who appeared in court for charges in the crime and were seen smiling and waving to television cameras. Breitbart Texas identified at least one as a national of El Salvador, while the nationality of the other teen murder suspect had not been determined at the time of that report.
"The state of California and the sanctuary city laws that make it a safe-haven for criminal illegal aliens is likely responsible for at least 5,000 crimes that were committed by criminal illegal aliens released by local authorities rather than being handed over to federal immigration officials."
"A group of cartel gunmen fighting for control of a Mexican coastal state cut out the heart of one of their living victims while another was beheaded. The violence took place not far from the beach resort cities of Acapulco and Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero."
Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute has testified before a Congressional committee that in 2004, 95% of all outstanding warrants for murder in Los Angeles were for illegal aliens; in 2000, 23% of all Los Angeles County jail inmates were illegal aliens and that in 1995, 60% of Los Angeles’s largest street gang, the 18th Street gang, were illegal aliens.Granted, those statistics are old, but if you talk to any California law enforcement officer, they will tell you it’s much worse today.
THEY DESTROYED THE AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS, AMERICA’S BORDERS AND ENDLESSLY ASSAULTED THE AMERICAN WORKER IN THEIR EFFORTS TO FINISH OFF THE GOP… And they got filthy rich doing it!
“The Democrats had abandoned their working class base to chase what they pretended was a racial group when what they were actually chasing was the momentum of unlimited migration”. DANIEL GREENFIELD / FRONT PAGE MAGAZINE
MURDERING MS-13 GANGS EXPAND ACROSS AMERICA’S OPEN BORDERS!
It certainly is a good time to be an illegal alien in California. Democratic State Sen. Ricardo Lara last week pitched a bill to permit illegal immigrants to serve on all state and local boards and commissions. This week, lawmakers unveiled a $1 billion health care plan that would include spending $250 million to extend health care coverage to all illegal alien adults.
“Currently, undocumented adults are explicitly and unjustly locked out of healthcare due to their immigration status. In a matter of weeks, California legislators will have a decisive opportunity to reverse that cruel and counterproductive fact,” Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula said in Monday’s Sacramento Bee.
His legislation, Assembly Bill 2965, would give as many as 114,000 uninsured illegal aliens access to Medi-Cal programs. A companion bill has been sponsored by State Sen. Richard Lara.
But that could just be a drop in the bucket. The Democrats’ plan covers more than 100,000 illegal aliens with annual incomes bless than $25,000, however an estimated 1.3 million might be eligible based on their earnings.
In addition, it is estimated that 20 percent of those living in California illegally are uninsured – the $250 million covers just 11 percent.
So, will politicians soon be asking California taxpayers once again to dip into their pockets to pay for the remaining 9 percent?
Before they ask for more, Democrats have to win the approval of Gov. Jerry Brown, who cautioned against spending away the state’s surplus when he introduced his $190 billion budget proposal in January.
Given Brown’s openness to expanding Medi-Cal expansions in recent years, not to mention his proclivity for blindly supporting any measure benefitting lawbreaking immigrants, the latest fiscal irresponsibility may win approval.
And if he takes a pass, the two Democrats most likely to succeed Brown – Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa – favor excessive social spending and are actively courting illegal immigrant support.
The majority of crimes? That’s a pretty high bar, which leaves a lot of clearance below.
The authors take particular umbrage at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s “Operation Matador,” which “targets violent gang members and their associates” (as if that were a bad thing).
“The most troubling aspect of Matador is that it leads to increased local law enforcement collaboration with ICE,” the study notes. Horrors!
Without evidence, “Swept Up in the Sweep” declares, “By broadly casting immigrant Latinx [the gender-neutral term for Latino and Latina]youth as gang members to be targeted for incarceration and deportation, even the outward pretense of basic rights and due process is pushed to the side.”
Support for these sweeping assertions come from an “interactions survey” of immigration lawyers, advocates, and community leaders. “The accounts shared of impacted individuals are filtered through perspectives of self-selected service providers,” the report explains, while neglecting to enumerate – or even mention — MS-13 crimes.
Confirmation bias, anyone?
Loaded up with anecdotes, the study’s authors downplay or dismiss actual criminal evidence gathered by the Department of Homeland Security, which includes matches in national, state and local gang databases; police reports; arrest records; school records; ICE interviews; Homeland Security Investigations reports; and detention records.
All of which leads to the report’s inevitable and illogical recommendation: Eliminate gang databases altogether.
Amid its dubious claims and misguided assumptions, the report does contain one grain of truth. To wit: DHS does not need to make any showing of gang affiliation to initiate removal proceedings.
“Being undocumented alone is a sufficient basis,” the authors acknowledge.
Wherever MS-13 members fall on the zoological ladder, reasonable humans can stand on that point of immigration law.