“Liberal governing has transformed beautiful California into the poverty capital of America with the worst quality of life. Crazy taxes, crazy high cost of living, and crazy overreaching regulations have crushed the middle class, forcing the middle class to exit the Sunshine State. All that is left in California are illegals feeding at the breast of the state, rapidly growing massive homeless tent cities, and the mega-rich.” LLOYD MARCUS
President Trump addresses an enthusiastic campaign rally in Minnesota on June 20. (Photo: Screen capture/C-SPAN)
(CNSNews.com) - "Just returning from the Great State of Minnesota where we had an incredible rally with 9,000 people, and at least 10,000 who could not get in - I will return!" President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday night.
"Thank you Duluth, Minnesota. Together, we are MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" he added in a second tweet. And finally, in a third tweet: "So sorry, people wanting to get into the already packed arena - I LOVE YOU ALL!"
The enthusiastic crowd at the campaign rally erupted in frequent cheers as President Trump listed his accomplishments to date. And right on cue, the crowd booed and erupted in derogatory chants when President Trump mentioned the "fake news."
Notably, the crowd cheered President Trump's immigration policy, which has been the hottest topic in Washington of late; and they cheered when President Trump accused Democrats of using the immigrant child issue to distract from the "corruption" in Washington:
"The Democrats want open borders," Trump told the crowd.
"Let everybody come in. Let everybody pour in -- we don't care, let them come in from the Middle East, let them come in from all over the place. We don't care.
"We are not going to let it happen! By the way, today I signed an executive order. We are going to keep families together, but the border is going to be just as tough as it's been. (Cheering)
"Democrats don't care about the impact of uncontrolled migration on your communities, your schools, your hospitals, your jobs, or your safety. Democrats put illegal immigrants before they put American citizens. What the hell is going on?
"Illegal immigration costs our country hundreds of billions of dollars. So imagine if we could spend that money to help bring opportunity to our inner cities and our rural communities and our roads and our highways and our schools."
The crowd erupted in chants of "build that wall," and President Trump said he's already started it. "But boy, it's tough. They (Democrats) want to do anything they can to obstruct and to make sure it doesn't happen, but it's happening."
(A lone protester was escorted out of the rally at this point, and Trump joked that he or she -- he couldn't tell -- should go home to mommy.)
Trump, resuming, said he wants people to come into the country legally, "but we want people to come in through merit, not just through luck or happenstance."
"And we need people," he added, as companies create more and more jobs to be filled.
Trump said the Democrats' open-border policies have allowed drugs and gangs to pour into the country. "And we're stopping it," he said.
Later in the rally, Trump referenced the "scam" and "phony witch hunt" taking place in Washington. "Do you believe what you're seeing? he asked, saying that Hillary Clinton got a pass while he's being investigated for nothing:
Called a phony witch hunt. Phony witch hunt. But you look at the corruption, Did you ever see anything like it, really? Today, more things. That's why they're building up immigration, so you can't see what's going on in Congress. They're building up immigration. They don't want to show what is happening in Congress, where this whole scam has been revealed.
So they want to stay on immigration where Obama had bigger problems than anybody. Wehre bush had problems -- where other presidents, They want to stay on immigration, because they don't want to go into the halls of Congress which has totally reveal the Russian scam that's going on.
(CNSNews.com) -- When asked whether it would be better to build a border wall to stop people from illegally entering the United States than to have to arrest them once they do enter, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said a border wall is "immoral," and added that it it is better to "build a bridge."
At a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday, CNSNews.com asked Pelosi, "Would it be better to build a wall at the border -- that stops people from illegally crossing it -- than have to arrest them when they do?"
Pelosi said, "No, it would not be better to build a wall. A wall is expensive, ineffective, immoral, and where there might be some places where its useful from a security and a mutally agreed-upon protection for each side to have some structure, let's see what that is. But it's not better to build a wall. what's better to do is to build a bridge."
During his 2016 campaign and now as president, Donald Trump has repeatedly called for the building of a 30-foot wall along the U.S.-Mexico border where it is physically possible and practical. Currently there are about 650 miles of pedestrian-style fencing along the 1,989-mile U.S.-Mexico border. Most of that southern border is wide open, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific.
Democrats, some Republicans, and liberal activists strongly oppose the erection of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. . Less than an hour before Pelosi’s press conference, President Trump tweeted, “Democrats want open Borders, where anyone can come into our Country, and stay. This is Nancy Pelosi’s dream. It won’t happen!"
DEATH BY CORRUPTION:
What caused the destruction of the bankster-funded LA RAZA SUPREAMCY Democrat Party in America?
ANYONE KNOW IF THE OL’ BARONESS AND CLOSET REPUBLICAN USES ILLEGALS AT THER ST. HELENA, NAPA WINERY? SHE’S LOTHE TO PAY LEGALS A LIVING WAGES. BUT THEN THE CATASTROPHIC NAPA FIRE WAS CAUSED BY ONE OF HER ILLEGALS, SO PERHAPS HER PLACE BURNED DOWN!
Pelosi's corrupt insider passing of bills that make her rich.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's home House District includes San Francisco.
Star-Kist Tuna's headquarters are in San Francisco, Pelosi's home district.
Star-Kist is owned by Del Monte Foods and is a major contributor to Pelosi.
Star-Kist is the major employer in American Samoa employing 75% of the Samoan workforce.
Paul Pelosi, Nancy's husband, owns $17 million dollars of Star-Kist stock.
In January, 2007 when the minimum wage was increased from $5.15 to $7.25, Pelosi had American Samoa exempted from the increase so Del Monte would not have to pay the higher wage. This would make Del Monte products less expensive than their competition's.
Last week when the huge bailout bill was passed, Pelosi added an earmark to the final bill adding $33 million dollars for an "economic development credit in American Samoa".
Pelosi has called the Bush Administration "corrupt".
"Los Angeles saw all crime rise in 2015: violent crime up 19.9 percent, homicides up 10.2 percent, shooting victims up 12.6 percent, rapes up 8.6 percent, robberies up 12.3 percent, and aggravated assault up 27.5 percent,"Landry said.”
SHE DESTROYED THE STATE of CALIFORNIA and SAW A VISION OF 49 MORE MEXIFORNIAS TO SERVE THE SUPER-RICH WITH CHEAP LABOR.
President Donald Trump’s executive order which modifies his “zero tolerance” policy at the United States-Mexico border has leftDemocrats and the open borders lobby fighting for an end to all border enforcement, inviting floods of illegal immigration and cheap foreign labor into the country.
The zero-tolerance policy mandates that all illegal border crossers — including illegal alien adults who cross the border with children — be prosecuted and eventually deported from the U.S. This policy results in border-crossing parents having their children taken into federal custody. This is a loophole known as the Flores SettlementAgreement.
In an effort to modify and strengthen his zero-tolerance policy, Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday that keeps border crossing family units in detention together while they are prosecuted. These border crossing families will be held in facilities run by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) rather than being released into the interior of the U.S. through the “Catch and Release” program.
For weeks, the open borders lobby and Democrats have blasted Trump for the zero-tolerance policy — even though the Obama administration also detained child border crossers, as Breitbart Texas exclusively reported — at the border, but remained unsatisfied with his executive order.
The political Left’s talking points have now shifted from complaining about child border crossers being placed in separated detention facilities from their border-crossing parents to fighting for an end to all border enforcement and detention.
For example, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the executive order does not go far enough because federal immigration officials should not be detaining and prosecuting border crossers at all.
Pelosi said in a statement:
The President’s Executive Order seeks to replace one form of child abuse with another. Instead of protecting traumatized children, the President has directed his Attorney General to pave the way for the long-term incarceration of families in prison-like conditions. [Emphasis added]
In a statement before Trump’s executive order was even made public, the left-wing American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) blasted the plan, arguing that border crossers should not be held in detention at all and instead should be released.
The ACLU wrote:
President Trump has been brought to his knees because of the lawsuit we filed on February 26 and the ensuing public outcry. Kids should not have been separated from their parents in the first place and they still don’t belong in jail. His alleged solution to a crisis of his own making is many months too late. It is a crisis that should not have happened to begin with. He has caused irreparable damage to thousands of immigrant families. [Emphasis added]
The devil is in the details. This crisis will not abate until each and every single child is reunited with his or her parent. An eleventh-hour executive order doesn’t fix the calamitous harm done to thousands of children and their parents. This executive order would replace one crisis for another. Children don’t belong in jail at all, even with their parents, under any set of circumstances. If the president thinks placing families in jail indefinitely is what people have been asking for, he is grossly mistaken. [Emphasis added]
Likewise, open borders group, the American Immigration Council, slammed Trump’s executive order by saying that the policy to prosecute all border crossers is “cruel and unnecessary.”
“The zero-tolerance policy is cruel and unnecessary,” the group said in a statement. “We should not have to choose between separating parents from their children and expanding the shameful practice of imprisoning families.”
Meanwhile, Trump’s plan to detain border crossing families together while they are prosecuted is supported by a plurality of Americans, including 45 percent of white Americans and 45 of black Americans, a poll by the Economist/YouGov reveals. Nearly half of Hispanic Americans said previously they support the plan.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.
NANCY PELOSI, and her LA RAZA SISTERS, SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN, FORMER SEN. BARBARA BOXER and NOW SEN. KAMALA HARRIS are a pantheon of staggering self-serving corruption.
They and their families have all gotten filthy rich off of these women’s elected office.
Their endless hispandering for the illegals’ votes has turned California into Mexifornia, a drug, gang and anchor baby welfare third-world dumpster!
Tonight, we’ll have all the latest on the devastating floods in the Midwest and all the day’s news from the campaign trail. The massive corporate mouthpiece the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is holding a “North American Forum” to lay out its “shared vision” for the United States, Canada and Mexico – which is to say a borderless, pro-business super-state in which U.S. sovereignty will be dissolved. Undercover investigators have found incredibly lax security and enforcement at U.S. border crossings, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office. This report comes on the heels of a separate report by U.C. San Diego that shows tougher border security efforts aren’t deterring illegal entries to the United States....
Washington, D.C. (June 18, 2018) – – A Center for Immigration Studies analysis of the enforcement provisions of Ryan’s Amnesty Bill looks at the enforcement improvements that are intended to balance the bill’s massive amnesty of 700,000 DACA beneficiaries plus an unknown number of other illegal aliens and an unknown number of the adult sons and daughters of guest workers. In addition, it would give these amnestied aliens the ability to petition for the parents who illegally brought them, or had them smuggled, and other family members, which will encourage others to make the dangerous journey and continue the flood of families and unaccompanied minors surging across our southern border. The nearly 300 page draft bill is expected to make its way to the floor this week after very little time for debate and analysis, joined by the Goodlatte bill, which grants legitimate status only to the 700,000 DACAs and provides more comprehensive enforcement provisions.
The Ryan Bill appropriates $23.4 billion funding for border barrier construction and infrastructure technology.
The language in the bill appears to pull back the amnesty if funding for border security is rescinded, diverted, or expended in methods inconsistent with Section 5101, BUT the recipients of the amnesty, for all intents and purposes, would simply remain in lawful status — free to live and work in the United States — in perpetuity.
The bill fixes the loopholes that have been exploited by families sending unaccompanied alien children (UACs) to enter the United States illegally, and by alien parents arriving illegally in the United States with children.
It also would prevent parents entering illegally from being separated from their children in immigration detention.
BUT the bill also includes broad judicial review of virtually every provision . “This will give activist judges significant authority to control the implementation of the bill as a whole, and crafty lawyers the ability to tie up the implementation of the enforcement provisions indefinitely and expand the amnesty provisions, likely beyond Congress' intent.”
The bill does not include any language requiring E-verify or limiting grants to sanctuary cities.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement receives no additional funding – no commensurate technological improvements; no enhanced new authorities; no new detention facilities; and no new human resources.
The exit system, which has been mandated multiple times by Congress, “will be significantly underfunded from the start, and probably suffer even further from prioritization of the border barrier and improvements above all things. The near certain result will be that the biometric exit system will itself remain one of those 'unfunded mandates.' "
Almost half of Hispanic Americans say they support a plan now being implemented by President Trump’s executive order that keeps border crossing families in detention together while being prosecuted.
A June poll by the Economist and YouGov reveals that nearly five in ten Hispanic Americans, or 48 percent, said they support a plan at the border whereby the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) detains “families together in family detention centers until an immigration hearing at a later date.”
Meanwhile, the Democrats’ and Republican establishment’s plan to essentially end all border enforcement by releasing border crossing adults and the children they traveled with into the interior of the U.S. receives little support from Hispanic Americans.
Only 20 percent of Hispanic Americans in the Economist/YouGov poll said they support a plan that releases “the families and have them report back for an immigration hearing at a later date,” a program synonymous with the “Catch and Release” initiative, whereby illegal aliens are released into the country while they await their immigration hearings.
Trump’s executive order is a direct challenge to the Flores Settlement Agreement, which argues that child border crossers cannot be held for longer than 20 days. The executive order, though, seeks to allow those children and their border crossing parents to be detained together in DHS facilities while they are prosecuted and eventually deported from the U.S.
To deal with the floods of border crossers being prosecuted, the Trump executive order has asked the Department of Defense to hand over detention space that can be used to detain border crossing families.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.
In one of the largest workplace raids in recent years, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested 146 workers at a meat processing plant in northeastern Ohio on Tuesday. The raid was part of the Trump administration’s campaign to terrorize and deport immigrant workers.
With helicopters circling overhead, dozens of heavily armed federal agents from ICE, its surveillance arm, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and local police descended on the Fresh Mark factory in Salem, Ohio, arresting 98 men and 48 women. Simultaneous raids were carried out on Fresh Mark facilities in Massillon and Canton, Ohio, where ICE agents seized employment records but made no arrests.
This was the second major raid of an Ohio workplace this month, following the storming of Corso’s Flower & Garden Center landscaping centers in Sandusky and Castalia on June 5, which resulted in the arrest of 114 immigrant workers.
A video released by ICE showed agents preparing for the raid by checking their weapons, putting on bullet proof vests and studying satellite photos of the Salem plant before driving their SUVs into the factory’s parking lot. Workers, still dressed in their white meat-cutting smocks, were removed from the plant and lined up at a loading dock, where agents checked their papers. Agents can be seen escorting away workers who have been handcuffed with plastic zip ties.
Fresh Mark workers lined up by ICE agents before arrests (Source: ICE)
An American-born worker told the local media that she was “in shock” from seeing her co-workers arrested and taken away. Everyone she works with, she said, “were good people.”
Several friends and relatives, some of them crying, crowded around the factory gates to inquire about the fate of their loved ones, while families and local churches scrambled to care for the approximately 60 children whose parents had been taken away. ICE agents handed out flyers with a toll-free “locator hotline” number for the families of those arrested.
“We arrived after the raid and we saw ICE agents taking the workers out of the plant and loading them onto buses,” Justin Wier, a reporter for the Youngstown Vindicator, told the World Socialist Web Site. “Witnesses told us they put Americans and, of course, some of the Hispanic workers could have been American citizens, off to one side, while they asked for documents from the Hispanic workers.” He said the newspaper had been told that all Hispanics were being taken away, even workers with proper documentation and permits for work.
The detainees, who were primarily from Guatemala and Mexico, were sent to the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center, where workers from the Sandusky raid are also being held. The private prison, run by CoreCivic, formerly known as the Corrections Corporation of America, is notorious. Detainees at the facility, which ICE contracts to hold 2,000 immigrants, conducted a hunger strike last year to protest intolerable conditions. The federal agency responded by putting all detainees on lockdown and depriving them of food and water for 27 hours, according to a relative, who said, “It’s inhuman.”
Although ICE says it released several Salem suspects out of “humanitarian concerns, such as health or family considerations,” the agency said most of the undocumented workers “will be detained in facilities in Michigan and Ohio while awaiting removal proceedings.”
A spokeswoman with St. Paul’s Church, which helped care for the separated children, said, “A few people managed to send some text messages, but for the most part people couldn’t talk to anybody. They were terrorized.”
The Trump administration and its fascistic advisors cynically claim that their witch-hunt of immigrant workers is aimed at protecting the jobs and wages of native-born workers. Throughout history, however, the war on immigrants has always been aimed at the entire working class. The goal of capitalist owners and nativist politicians is to divide and weaken the working class and create an atmosphere of fear and intimidation so that employers can exploit both native-born and immigrant workers with impunity.
The meatpacking industry, and Fresh Mark in particular, are notorious for exploiting immigrant workers with the full knowledge of the authorities. In December 2017, Samuel Martinez, a 62-year-old Guatemalan worker, died after his leg was ground up in an augur at Fresh Mark’s Canton plant. In 2011, 20-year-old Marcos Perez-Velasquez, also a Guatemalan native, was electrocuted at the same plant while attempting to plug in a fan.
In response to the raids, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) and its parent union, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), which have 2,800 members at the three Ohio plants including those arrested in Tuesday’s raid, issued a perfunctory protest.
Longtime RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum said the union was “outraged by the actions of Donald Trump.” He added that the union “will not stand for violence against immigrants, we will not stand for tearing families apart and we will not stand for the terrifying tactics of the Trump administration.”
Appelbaum, however, made it clear that the union would do nothing to oppose the Gestapo-style raids, offering nothing more than verbal promises to “assist workers affected by this ICE raid.”
For his part, UFCW President Marc Perrone issued a craven statement echoing the criticisms of Trump by leading Democrats and Republicans, which have focused on the brutal separation of children from their parents while not opposing the detention and deportation policy as a whole.
Perrone said: “Today’s actions will only drive this nation further apart, while also spreading unmistakable pain among neighbors, friends, coworkers and loved ones… We urge President Trump and members of Congress to work together to fix our broken immigration system, and to keep the demands of due process and family unity at the forefront.”
The unions have been fully complicit in the driving down of wages and return to conditions recalling those depicted in The Jungle, the 1906 Upton Sinclair novel about the exploitation of largely Eastern European workers in Chicago’s slaughterhouses and processing plants.
During the 1980s, UFCW betrayed bitter strikes at Iowa Beef Processors, Oscar Mayer, Hormel and other meat processors. After Hormel workers in Local P-9 in Austin, Minnesota, refused to accept the industry-wide 23 percent wage cut to which the UFCW had agreed, the union put the rebellious local under trusteeship and removed its leaders. Minnesota’s Democratic governor, Rudy Perpich, dispatched the National Guard to escort scabs and arrest striking Hormel workers in scenes that are eerily similar to the roundup of immigrant workers in Ohio. After the strike was broken, the UFCW created a new local based on the workers who had crossed the picket lines.
National Guard dispatched against striking Hormel workers in 1985
The influx of immigrant workers from Central America, Asia and Africa largely occurred after this wave of betrayed strikes, which resulted in a 50 percent decline in wages throughout the industry.
While Trump blames foreign-born workers for destroying jobs, just 18 miles from the Salem plant is the General Motors Lordstown Assembly Plant, where 1,200 workers will lose their jobs Friday when the automaker eliminates the second shift. GM, which made $12.8 billion in profits last year, is replacing full-time workers with low-paid contractors, with the blessing of the United Auto Workers union. At the same time, the company is using Trump’s tax cuts to drive up the value of its stock and increase the money flowing to its richest investors.
Among workers there is a growing recognition that anti-immigrant chauvinism is being whipped up in the US and around the world to divert attention from those really responsible for the assault on the working class.
“It’s time to wake up and recognize we are all citizens of the world who all bleed red,” Beth, a fifth generation Chrysler worker from Kokomo, Indiana, told the WSWS. “I tell workers this is a trap to divide and conquer us, and it’s being driven by corporate greed. They are trying to instill a fear in the working class that there is not enough money in the world for everybody. But there is more than enough money, food and resources. The problem is it’s all controlled by the rich.
“It is not immigrants taking our jobs, it’s the corporations like GM, which is laying off workers. They don’t care about us. The rich never have enough, they want it all. We have to stop these atrocities, like ICE raids and taking children away from their mothers, and unify workers around the world.”
Kochs, Roundtable, Chamber, Slam Ryan’s Immigration Amnesty
Four business groups are denouncing House Speaker Paul Ryan’s amnesty bill for making modest and popular cuts to the legal immigration programs which provide business with extra consumers, renters, and workers.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Koch network’s Libre Initiative, the Business Roundtable and Silicon Valley’s FWD.us are either opposing Ryan’s bill or demanding huge and unpopular changes to the bill’s less-immigration-for-more-amnesty political trade.
The Chamber conditionally endorses Ryan’s amnesty bill, saying it “should be revised [in the Senate] to eliminate the small reduction in legal immigration in the future,” and to expand the inflow of consumers and workers:
It should provide adequate grandfathering for individuals who have approved visa petitions in the family-based immigrant visa preference categories being eliminated. Finally, we believe the bill could be expanded to address the pending rescission of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for individuals who have previously been allowed to legally live and work in the U.S. for an extended period of time.
The Ryan bill trims future immigration by transferring green cards from future immigrants over to resident illegal aliens and contract workers who will likely bring in fewer spouses, siblings, in-laws, and parents over the next 15 years.
Those gradual and modest immigration reductions — plus the wall and border-law reforms — are very popular in the GOP base, and their exclusion from the final bill would leave the base empty-handed shortly before GOP members face their voters.
The Chamber statement does not endorse construction of a border wall or ending the visa lottery, which suggests the group will not support President Donald Trump’s populist goals in a Senate debate.
The chamber denounced the prior compromise bill developed by Judiciary chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte because it:
would drastically cut future legal immigration—by 25 percent or more—to the U.S. This significant reduction would only exacerbate the struggle many employers face in meeting their workforce needs and would ultimately reduce economic growth.
Amid its complaints about Ryan’s bill, the Chamber is demanding that GOP legislators support Ryan’s amnesty because:
The Chamber supports the compromise legislation crafted by Speaker Ryan and others that would address some critical problems with the current immigration system:
First, the bill would permanently address the plight of Dreamers by allowing them to become lawful permanent residents with the ability to obtain citizenship in the future.
[and] this legislation would reprioritize the allocation of immigrant visas to better match America’s economic and workforce needs.
The chamber threatened GOP legislators who vote against the Ryan amnesty, saying “The Chamber will include votes on, or in relation to, these bills in our annual ‘How They Voted’ scorecard.”
The Koch’s Libre Initiative opposes the Ryan and Goodlatte bills, saying:
both bills … fall short of the solution we need. Neither affords the Dreamers the certainty they need to make a full contribution to American communities. Both include arbitrary cuts to legal immigration.
Ryan’s bill should be rejected because it “includes substantial and harmful cuts to legal immigration, and protects only a narrow population of Dreamers,” said the June 19 statement from FWD.us, a lobbying group for wealthy Silicon Valley investors who want to raise the supply and lower the cost of white-collar labor. “We as Americans should expect more and so we oppose this bill.”
The founders of FWD.us include Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and numerous investors, including John Doerr, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
Microsoft has long held the position that legal immigration makes our country a stronger and better place. While we applaud the long-overdue increase in employment-based green cards, we don’t share the view that this must come at the price of reducing family categories. We do not believe the needs of one immigration category must come at the expense of another. Moreover, we should not be reducing overall legal immigration when our economy benefits from the contributions and innovation of immigrants.
Ryan’s bill was also panned by the Business Roundtable, whose president is Joshua Bolton, former chief of staff to President George W. Bush. “Any bill that includes cuts to legal immigration would be very concerning to U.S. businesses,” said the roundtable’s Tuesday statement:
Such [immigration cuts] would undermine America’s economic competitiveness … [and] Resolving these issues in a manner that reflects American values will boost our economy and is right for our society.
The roundtable did not endorse or denounce the Ryan bill. The roundtable’s board members run JPMorganChase, General Motors, Mastercard, Johnson & Johnson, Walmart, Bank of America, AT&T, and IBM. The board also insisted that immigration policy boost the economy, not Americans’ wages and per-capita wealth.
Both FWD.us and the Roundtable included perfunctory statements about the media-magnified dispute over President’s Trump’s zero-tolerance enforcement of border law, which has resulted in at least 2000 migrant parents being detained as their children are sheltered elsewhere.
Additionally, Business Roundtable urges the Administration to end immediately the policy of separating accompanied minors from their parents. This practice is cruel and contrary to American values.
FWD.us said “Further … children should not be separated from their parents who are seeking asylum.”
The Chamber revealed CEOs’ worries about the growing populist movement, which objects to the subordination of the nation, of families and communities to the transnational economic and political priorities of business groups and post-national progressive CEOs:
The United States is at a crossroads on immigration. Elected leaders must remember that the ability for someone to become an American is unique to our national identity and is part of what makes this nation great. Legislation, such as [Goodlatte’s] H.R. 4760, would not only exacerbate the current immigration system’s problems, but the bill sends an implicit message that America no longer seeks to be the open, welcoming society that it has been for generations. We urge you to vote against H.R. 4760 and support the compromise immigration proposal that would improve border security, provide permanent relief for Dreamers, and institute modest reforms to the immigration system to better serve the nation’s economic interests.
The Roundtable also argues that economics comes first:
Business Roundtable applauds lawmakers from both parties who are working in good faith to reform our immigration system in a comprehensive way. Resolving these issues in a manner that reflects American values will boost our economy and is right for our society.
NEW: @FWD_us Statement on the new House GOP bill, H.R. 6136. We are opposing this bill. We are truly appreciative of so many people working in both parties in good faith to protect Dreamers, but Americans should expect more than this bill. Please see our statement in full.
Currently, four million Americans turn 18 each year and begin looking for good jobs in the free market — but the government provides green cards to roughly 1 million legal immigrants and temporary work-permits to roughly 3 million foreign workers.
A statement issued by the Permanent Commission of Mexico’s Congress is calling for an end to bi-national cooperation with the U.S. in fighting cartels, immigration enforcement, and counter-terrorism, over the separation of families at the border.
As part of their condemnation, the congressional committee called for an end to any bi-national cooperation dealing with immigration, terrorism, and the fight against organized crime until “President Donald Trump conduct himself with the respect that immigrants deserve.”
The congressional committee’s chairman, Ernesto Cordero Arroyo, said that the U.S. is a dear ally and partner and does not deserve a government like the one it currently has. The Mexican politician claimed that Trump “pushes and defends a hateful debate in and out of his country, where he gives rise to racist groups and promotes stereotypes aimed at minorities.”
In their statement, the committee calls for lobbying of U.S. politicians and international bodies to pressure the White House to end Trump’s “attacks on minorities.”
Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist with Breitbart Texas. He co-founded the Cartel Chronicles project with Brandon Darby and Stephen K. Bannon.You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook. He can be contacted at Iortiz@breitbart.com.
Brandon Darby is managing director and editor-in-chief of Breitbart Texas. He co-founded the Cartel Chronicles project with Ildefonso Ortiz and Stephen K. Bannon. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
IMAGES OF AMERICA UNDER LA RAZA MEX OCCUPATION… gruesome!
"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. GRAPHIC: 9 Women Murdered in 2 Weeks by Cartel Gunmen in Mexican Border State
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Tamaulipas — The cartel violence taking place in the central part of this border state continues after the executions of nine women in a two-week time span. The victims were killed by different means and apparent motivations.
Some of the female victims were kidnapped, tortured and executed; one of them was pregnant at the time of her death. Some victims were incinerated while others have simply disappeared without a trace.
The six women worked at a roadside restaurant where they tended to truck drivers and passing motorists. The victims were found near the kilometer 10 marker on the highway to Rumbo Nuevo. Authorities later revealed a team of gunmen pulled up to the restaurant, tortured them, and eventually shot them in the head. The case continues to be listed under investigation without a motive or suspected organization.
The second case took place on June 8, in the municipality of Padilla. There, locals reported the execution of two women whose remains were found inside a Toyota minivan set on fire. Tamaulipas authorities were only able to recover two skulls and bone fragments.
The two victims were identified as Marisela Perez Rodriguez and Fernanda Salinas Perez; allegedly part of a drug cartel in Tamaulipas. The women were kidnapped by a rival one week before prior.
The ninth victim was discovered last week in Ciudad Victoria when cartel gunmen left the body of a young woman inside a 2011 Chevrolet compact. The car was parked in a busy area, not far from the city’s downtown. The victim was shot at least twice with a .45 caliber handgun. Her identity remains unknown.
Cartel executions in the central part of Tamaulipas continue to escalate as rival factions of Los Zetas fight for territorial control.
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