Wednesday, October 23, 2019

AN AMERICAN SPEAKS - HOMELESS POPULATION IN MEXICO'S SECOND LARGEST CITY OF LOS ANGELES AND NANCY PELOSI'S SANCTUARY CITY SAN FRANCISCO TO DOULBLE BY 2021 - "In the next two decades, should the country’s legal immigration policy go unchanged, the U.S. is set to import about 15 million new foreign-born voters. About eight million of these new foreign-born voters will have arrived through the process known as “chain migration,” whereby newly naturalized citizens are allowed to bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the country."

Homeless population in LA and SF to Double by 2021

(More and More People, Less and Less Jobs)

The bogus 
tnemployment rate is the biggest pile of bullshit ever . It's not the true rate, it only counts those collecting benefits. Millions have given up looking over the last ten years. Most of the jobs available now are part time driving jobs.The true rate is near 18%. That's why there millions of homeless people everywhere. Our corrupt as hell politicians saw 
the crisis skyrocketing but ignored the problem 
because dealing with the problem doesn't bring 
them bribes, kick backs or campaign money. Now 
it's out of control and cannot be fixed.

And because ALL US companies are automating and eliminating jobs left and right the true unemployment is going up not down. Even the banks are getting rid of the all tellers and you have to use the machines now. Grocery stores and getting rid of most of the cashiers. Almost all manufacturing has been outsourced.

And to top it off prices on everything including food has been increasing every month and now gas near $5 a gallon which brings prices on everything else up. And the property owners have become so Goddamn greedy and keep raising the rent forcing people out into the streets.

Sickening greed and rotten to the core corrupt CA state government is the problem.

The ONLY solution is a major revolt!!!

Reuters: Productivity Grows amid Labor Shortage, Rising Wages

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Companies are boosting Americans’ productivity with better software, faster robots, and more machines, according to a Reuters survey of company reports.

Investment in productivity is being forced by the labor shortage in President Donald Trump’s “Hire American” economy, says the article, which is headlined “U.S. companies facing worker shortage race to automate.”
The companies use the investments to make the employees more efficient, which frees up the savings, which then fund continued wage raises for workers and higher stock-values for investors,  according to the article:
The attempt to save money through technology does not come down to just installing more robots in factories. Instead, companies appear to be confronting the lack of low-cost workers by investing in software and machines that can perform tasks ranging from human resources management to filling prescriptions.
Those investments are helping keep wage growth in line despite historically-low unemployment. Average hourly earnings were unchanged in October despite the unemployment rate falling to 3.5% from 3.7%, while the annual increase in wages fell slightly to 2.9%.
The evidence for the good news comes from the quarterly briefings which executives hold with Wall Street’s investment advisors, says Reuters:
Overall, companies have discussed automation on quarterly earnings calls more than 1,110 times since the beginning of the year, a 15% increase from this time last year and nearly double the mentions by this time in October, 2016, according to Refinitiv data. Corporate orders of robotics alone rose 7.2% over the first half of this year compared with 2018, totaling $869 million in spending, according to the Association for Advancing Automation.
In part, the productivity gains are intended to help employers avoid a bidding war for workers that would drive up salaries and also cut the profits sought by shareholders. But the investment options create wealth for investors and workers, so also expanding the nation’s economic growth.
Advocates for reduced immigration have long predicted this trifecta goal of rising wages, profits, and productivity.
However,  most business groups prefer to maximize wealth for shareholders by simply adding migrant workers so they can cut wages and investment spending.

Migration above all: Reuters writes a sympathetic article about oil-business executives demanding more migrant labor. Basically, Reuters is urging wage cuts for blue-collar American families so that migrants can get more US jobs. 

But a shortage of immigrants is best for the long-term growth of employees’ personal wealth, partly because it forces employers to push for productivity increases.
Trump has ensured a shortage of workers by repeatedly rejecting demands from business groups for more unskilled and more skilled workers. So Trump’s “Hire American” policy is forcing companies to hire Americans — and also to give them better tools in kitchens, warehouses, factories, and office parks.
Economists have worried about the slowing annual growth in productivity since the early 2000s. They are often reluctant to blame the extra labor-supply caused by migration, even as they create new jargon to hide the impact of lower-skilled immigrants. For example, a March 2017 report by McKinsey admitted “a shift in the composition of employment in the economy toward lower-productivity sectors” contributes to the problem, but then quickly changed the subject.
But economists are becoming optimistic recent productivity gains may become a multi-year trend.

Federal economists state the Econ. 101 obvious: Tight labor markets drive up wages, as new study shows younger workers are using Trump's semi-tight labor market to switch jobs to get higher wages. IOW: Of course business groups want more migration. 

Claims of a Labor Shortage Are Just Not True

Posted: Oct 19, 2019 12:01 AM
America's September unemployment rate fell to 3.5 percent, the lowest level since 1969, according to the most recent Department of Labor report.
The tight labor market is forcing companies to hire disadvantaged Americans. For example, New Seasons Market, a West Coast grocery chain, is actively recruiting people with disabilities and prior criminal records. Similarly, Custom Equipment, a Wisconsin manufacturing firm, recently hired several prison inmates through a work-release program and intends to employ them full-time upon their release.
For the first time in decades, these disadvantaged Americans are finally winning significant pay increases. Over the past year, the lowest-paid 25 percent of workers enjoyed faster wage growth than their higher-paid peers.
Unfortunately, this positive trend could be short-lived. Corporate special interests are whining about a labor shortage -- and are spending millions to lobby for higher levels of immigration, which would supply companies with cheap, pliable workers.
Hardworking Americans need their leaders in Washington to see through this influence campaign and stand up for their interests. Scaling back immigration would further tighten the labor market, boosting wages and helping the most disadvantaged Americans find jobs.
The U.S. economy is the strongest it has been in years. Employers added 136,000 new jobs in September, marking 108 months of consecutive job growth.
But there's still more progress to be made. Approximately 6 million Americans are currently looking for jobs but remain unemployed. Another 4 million desire full-time positions but are underemployed as part-time workers. Millions more, feeling discouraged about their bleak prospects, have abandoned the job search altogether. Indeed, among 18 through 65-year-olds, 55 million people aren't working.
Many of these folks have limited or outdated skills. Others have criminal records or disabilities. So they might require a bit more training than traditional job applicants.
Rather than put in this extra effort, some big businesses want to eliminate their recruiting challenges by importing cheap foreign workers. These firms have instructed their lobbyists to push for more immigration, which would introduce more slack into the labor market.
The CEO of the Chamber of Commerce recently claimed that America needs a massive increase in immigration because we're "out of people." Chamber officials said their lobbying efforts would center on sizeable increases to rates of legal immigration.
The National Association of Manufacturers, meanwhile, recently released a proposal which would effectively double the number of H-1B tech worker visas, import more seasonal low-skilled laborers on H-2A and H-2B visas, and grant amnesty to illegal immigrants.
And the agriculture industry is lobbying for a path to legalization for illegal laborers and is seeking to expand "temporary" guest-worker programs to include stable, year-round positions on dairy farms and meatpacking plants -- jobs that Americans will happily fill for the right wage. The Association of Builders and Contractors, Koch Industries, and dozens more companies have called for similar measures.
There are already 45 million immigrants in the United States -- 28 million of which are employed -- and counting. More than 650,000 people crossed into the United States illegally in the past eight months alone, already exceeding last fiscal year's totals. And the U.S. government grants an additional 1 million lifetime work permits to immigrants every year.
Those figures will skyrocket even higher if business groups get their way. Such an expansion would hurt hardworking Americans.
The majority of foreigners who cross the border illegally or arrive on guest worker visas lack substantial education. Naturally, they seek out less-skilled jobs in construction, manufacturing, agriculture, and service -- and directly compete with the most economically vulnerable Americans. The labor surplus created by immigration depresses the wages of native-born high school dropouts up to $1,500 each year.
Several proposals under consideration in Washington could alleviate American workers' woes.
A recent bill from Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) would mandate all businesses use a free, online system called E-Verify, which determines an individual's work eligibility in mere seconds.
The system would make it extremely difficult for employers to hire illegal immigrants, roughly 40 percent of whom have been paid subminimum wages at some point. Without a pool of easily abused illegal laborers, businesses would raise pay for Americans.
Several senators also recently introduced the Raise Act, a bill that would reduce future levels of legal immigration.

It's time for our leaders in Washington to scale back both legal and illegal immigration. By doing so, they can further tighten the labor market and force businesses to bring less-advantaged Americans back into the workforce.

"In the decade following the financial crisis of 2007-2008, the capitalist class has delivered powerful blows to the social position of the working class. As a result, the working class in the US, the world’s “richest country,” faces levels of economic hardship not seen since the 1930s."

"Inequality has reached unprecedented levels: the wealth of America’s three richest people now equals the net worth of the poorest half of the US population."



Report: California’s Middle-

Class Wages Rise by 1 

Percent in 40 Years

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Middle-class wages in progressive California have risen by 1 percent in the last 40 years, says a study by the establishment California Budget and Policy Center.

“Earnings for California’s workers at the low end and middle of the wage scale have generally declined or stagnated for decades,” says the report, titled “California’s Workers Are Increasingly Locked Out of the State’s Prosperity.” The report continued:
In 2018, the median hourly earnings for workers ages 25 to 64 was $21.79, just 1% higher than in 1979, after adjusting for inflation ($21.50, in 2018 dollars) (Figure 1). Inflation-adjusted hourly earnings for low-wage workers, those at the 10th percentile, increased only slightly more, by 4%, from $10.71 in 1979 to $11.12 in 2018.
The report admits that the state’s progressive economy is delivering more to investors and less to wage-earners. “Since 2001, the share of state private-sector [annual new income] that has gone to worker compensation has fallen by 5.6 percentage points — from 52.9% to 47.3%.”
In 2016, California’s Gross Domestic Product was $2.6 trillion, so the 5.6 percent drop shifted $146 billion away from wages. That is roughly $3,625 per person in 2016.
The report notes that wages finally exceeded 1979 levels around 2017, and it splits the credit between the Democrats’ minimum-wage boosts and President Donald Trump’s go-go economy.
The 40 years of flat wages are partly hidden by a wave of new products and services. They include almost-free entertainment and information on the Internet, cheap imported coffee in supermarkets, and reliable, low-pollution autos in garages.
But the impact of California’s flat wages is made worse by California’s rising housing costs, the report says, even though it also ignores the rent-spiking impact of the establishment’s pro-immigration policies:
 In just the last decade alone, the increase in the typical household’s rent far outpaced the rise in the typical full-time worker’s annual earnings, suggesting that working families and individuals are finding it increasingly difficult to make ends meet. In fact, the basic cost of living in many parts of the state is more than many single individuals or families can expect to earn, even if all adults are working full-time.
Specifically, inflation-adjusted median household rent rose by 16% between 2006 and 2017, while inflation-adjusted median annual earnings for individuals working at least 35 hours per week and 50 weeks per year rose by just 2%, according to a Budget Center analysis of US Census Bureau, American Community Survey data.
The wage and housing problems are made worse — especially for families — by the loss of employment benefits as companies and investors spike stock prices by cutting costs. The report says:
Many workers are being paid little more today than workers were in 1979 even as worker productivity has risen. Fewer employees have access to retirement plans sponsored by their employers, leaving individual workers on their own to stretch limited dollars and resources to plan how they’ll spend their later years affording the high cost of living and health care in California. And as union representation has declined, most workers today cannot negotiate collectively for better working conditions, higher pay, and benefits, such as retirement and health care, like their parents and grandparents did. On top of all this, workers who take on contingent and independent work (often referred to as “gig work”), which in many cases appears to be motivated by the need to supplement their primary job or fill gaps in their employment, are rarely granted the same rights and legal protections as traditional employees.
The center’s report tries to blame the four-decade stretch of flat wages on the declining clout of unions. But unions’ decline was impacted by the bipartisan elites’ policy of mass-migration and imposed diversity.
In 2018, Breitbart reported how Progressives for Immigration Reform interviewed Blaine Taylor, a union carpenter, about the economic impact of migration:
TAYLOR: If I hired a framer to do a small addition [in 1988], his wage would have been $45 an hour. That was the minimum for a framing contractor, a good carpenter. For a helper, it was about $25 an hour, for a master who could run a complete job, it was about $45 an hour. That was the going wage for plumbers as well. His helpers typically got $25 an hour.
Now, the average wage in Los Angeles for construction workers is less than $11 an hour. They can’t go lower than the minimum wage. And much of that, if they’re not being paid by the hour at less than $11 an hour, they’re being paid per piece — per piece of plywood that’s installed, per piece of drywall that’s installed. Now, the subcontractor can circumvent paying them as an hourly wage and are now being paid by 1099, which means that no taxes are being taken out. [Emphasis added]
Diversity also damaged the unions by shredding California’s civic solidarity. In 2007, the progressive Southern Poverty Law Center posted a report with the title “Latino Gang Members in Southern California are Terrorizing and Killing Blacks.” In the same year, an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times described another murder by Latino gangs as “a manifestation of an increasingly common trend: Latino ethnic cleansing of African Americans from multiracial neighborhoods.”
The center’s board members include the executive director of the state’s SEIU union, a professor from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and the research director at the “Program for Environmental and Regional Equity” at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Outside California, President Donald Trump’s low-immigration policies are pressuring employers to raise Americans’ wages in a hot economy. The Wall Street Journal reportedAugust 29:
Overall, median weekly earnings rose 5% from the fourth quarter of 2017 to the same quarter in 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For workers between the ages of 25 and 34, that increase was 7.6%.

The New York Times laments that reduced immigration does force wages upwards and also does force companies to buy labor-saving, wage-boosting machinery. Instead, NYT prioritizes "ideas about America’s identity and culture.” 

NYT Admits Fewer Immigrants Means Higher Wages, More Labor-Saving Machines

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Free Trader Paul Krugman Admits Failure of 

Globalization for American Workers: ‘Major Mistake’

Economist Paul Krugman, the longtime defender of global free trade and a member of the failed “Never Trump” movement, now admits that globalization has failed American workers.

In a column for Bloomberg titled “What Economists (Including Me) Got Wrong About Globalization,” Krugman admits that the economic consensus for free trade that has prevailed for decades has failed to recognize how globalization has skyrocketed inequality for America’s working and middle class workers.
Krugman writes:
In the past few years, however, worries about globalization have shot back to the top of the agenda, partly due to new research and partly due to the political shocks of Brexit and U.S. President Donald Trump. And as one of the people who helped shape the 1990s consensus — that the contribution of rising trade to rising inequality was real but modest — it seems appropriate for me to ask now what we missed. [Emphasis added]
The pro-globalization consensus of the 1990s, which concluded that trade contributed little to rising inequality, relied on models that asked how the growth of trade had affected the incomes of broad classes of workers, such as those who didn’t go to college. It’s possible, and probably even correct, to think of these models as accurate in the long run. Consensus economists didn’t turn much to analytic methods that focus on workers in particular industries and communities, which would have given a better picture of short-run trends. This was, I now believe, a major mistake — one in which I shared a hand. [Emphasis added]
Krugman, though, writes that he and his fellow free trade economists “had no way to know” that globalization of the American economy or a surge in trade deficits “were going to happen,” though the anti-globalization movement had warned for years of the harmful impact free trade would have on U.S. workers — including Donald Trump.
In an interview with SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Tonight, economist Alan Tonelson said that Krugman’s acknowledging that he and the free trade economic consensus has been wrong is “better later than never,” but “the damage has already been done.”
“There’s been an even more startling, in fact jaw-dropping, development on that front. Paul Krugman, the famous Never Trumper, the famous pro-free trade economist, the Nobel Prize winner just published an article … saying that for the past 20 years, he and his other globalist, free trade economist friends have been substantially wrong about the effect of globalization, particularly more trade with low income, low wage countries like China,” Tonelson said.
“They’ve been substantially wrong about its effects on the American economy and American workers in particular,” Tonelson said.
Meanwhile, decades of free trade have spurred mass layoffs, unemployment, and offshoring of high-paying American jobs while surging trade deficits. Since China entered the World Trade Organization (WTO), the U.S. trade deficit with China has eliminated at least 3.5 million American jobs from the American economy. Millions of American workers in all 50 states have been displaced from their jobs, which have been lost due to U.S.-China trade relations.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.

Video: Michelle Malkin Speaks at the Freedom Center

Who's really behind America's immigration crisis?
Mon Oct 21, 2019 

Editor’s note: Below are the video and transcript of Michelle Malkin's talk in Beverly Hills for the David Horowitz Freedom Center on October 15th.  She discusses her latest book: Open Borders Inc.: Who's Funding America's Destruction. Don't miss it!
Michelle Malkin: As many of you may know, I cut my teeth and started my newspaper journalism career in Southern California, in the Valley.  And I was just joking with a tablemate of mine that I literally lived in a closet in Canoga Park in my early years.  I was an editorial writer and columnist for the Los Angeles Daily News.  And so much of what I observed, reported on, exposed in those early newbie years as a journalist, colored the career that I've laid out for myself over the last 25-plus years.
And as many of you who are longtime Californians, native Californians, know, everything that we're experiencing now with regard to open borders and Open Borders, Inc. started here.  This was ground zero.  And I had my journalistic antennae tuned to grassroots citizens in this state who were the early warning sentinels, who were exposing and decrying the fissures that were beginning to show in our civic culture -- the balkanization of the school system, the impact of the open borders infrastructures Cloward-Piven strategy, which David and the Center have for so long exposed, of completely overwhelming our health, education, welfare, public safety and national security systems.
I was here when Proposition 187 came into existence.  And that too was, I think, a prescient outbreak, revolt, of grassroots citizens against Open Borders, Inc.  And of course, over the last 25-plus years, anytime that citizens have actually had a direct vote and referendum on immigration matters, it is always in favor of sovereignty and against open borders and Open Borders, Inc.
So I've described this latest book, this seventh book of mine, "Open Borders, Inc.: Who's Funding America's Destruction?" as the third in my Star Wars trilogy of books on immigration.  And I was very humbled to be able to talk about my first book, "Invasion," in 2002 at one of David's early gatherings.  That book was fueled by my outrage in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  And I sought to document how every lapse in immigration enforcement had paved the path for the 19 hijackers who came in through the front door.
This is one of my biggest pet peeves, okay?  So I will see a lot of young people purporting to represent the Right and right-thinking people, declaim that they are against illegal immigration and for legal immigration.  Can we graduate beyond this kindergarten level of expressing our views and thoughts and analysis of immigration policy?  All 19 hijackers came through the front door, the vast majority of them through the Bush-created Visa Express program.  That is a legal immigration program.  That is a legal means of getting into the country.  I get it.  You are against people traipsing across the border illegally.  But are you for that?  Are you for the Diversity Visa lottery program, which has been the bane of our immigration system now for 20 years?  We've had Republicans promise over and over again to kill this program, which still is preserved to this day, of randomly giving out the privilege of entering this country.
How many of you are naturalized Americans yourself?  Raise your hands.  Yes.  Anyone come here through the Diversity Visa lottery program?  Handing out the privilege of coming into this country randomly, like the lotto, is probably the most insane thing that I've heard any sovereign country consider doing.
Many of you will remember that there was an attack at the El Al counter at LAX in 2002.  Hesham Hadayet.  How to get into this country randomly through the Diversity Visa lottery program.  There are countless examples of people who were not vetted properly, who did not offer some sort of special skill or special fealty to our Western principles, culture; who didn't have to demonstrate any type of willingness to assimilate to American values, who've come through that legal pipeline into the country.
So "Invasion" connected the dots between our blind tolerance for mass uncontrolled immigration to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  And there's a scene I'll never forget.  And I lived in the Beltway swamp.  This is the kind of refugee that I endorse, refugees from the Beltway swamp.  But when I was there, I would often have to do business and work around the Fairfax County area.  And after 9/11, I visited the same 7-Eleven and DMVs that the 9/11 hijackers did, where they hooked up with illegal alien day laborers who helped provide them with the state IDs that helped them get onto the planes and board the planes that they then drove into the Pentagon, the Twin Towers and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  And you couldn't connect the dots any more clearly or efficiently than that, allowing a swamp of upwards of 30 million illegal aliens in the country, not just border trespassers and deportation evaders, but visa overstayers.  Forty percent of the people who are here illegally are visa overstayers.  And this is a lesson that 3,000 people sacrificed their lives for America to learn.  And we still refuse to learn it to this day.
So flash forward to the launch of "Open Borders, Inc." and my book tour.  I went back to the Beltway swamp, because it is an occasional hazard.  And I helped lead a rally to show support for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.  As part of my book tour, I've become a community organizer for America.  We need more of those.  Right?
And put out a call for patriots and citizens in one of my other former adopted home counties, Montgomery County, Maryland, which is ground zero in the battle against extremist radical sanctuary policies that are endangering America.  And nearly a thousand people came out on our side.  On our side.  This is a county where Soros organizations have held sway over an extremist county council for years now, paving the way for MS-13 to hijack the streets, hijack the schools.
And one of the lead organizations there, which you may be familiar with, is a group called Casa de Maryland, directly subsidized by George Soros -- tax exempt, nonprofit, previously led by the now chief of the Democratic National Committee, Thomas Perez, which was one of the forerunners in the amnesty movement, lobbying successfully for driver's licenses for illegal aliens, in-state tuition discounts for so-called "dreamers," doing everything that they can to obliterate the fundamental difference between legal and illegal aliens.
And this group had a political arm, Casa in Action, that had supported and given campaign donations to the Montgomery County Executive, Marc Elrich.  He showed up at the Stand With ICE rally on the other side, with the amnesty mob, with people who were wearing Antifa T-shirts.  And the people on the other side, who I call sanctuary anarchists, outlaws, tried to drown out an Angel Mom and an Angel Wife who talked about the bloody consequences of open borders and how they had been permanently separated from their family members because of this revolving door that benefits criminal aliens.
Well, that night, I debated one of the leaders of Casa de Maryland.  And I started out by talking about how I had bought my first house in Montgomery County, how my two children were raised in Montgomery County, and how we used to be able to go to a local mall and play land and local parks with our then baby and toddler and feel safe.
But in Germantown, where I had bought my house, multiple criminal aliens had preyed upon young girls and teenagers, one an 11-year-old who was gang raped by two criminals who had already been issued final orders of deportation, after multiple encounters with the law.  Another 16-year-old girl was the victim of a home invasion robbery in Germantown, not far from where I had raised my kids.  Her suspected rapist had also been apprehended multiple times at the border, issued an NTA, a notice to appear; which really should be called an NTD, a notice to disappear.  And the only reason why these incidents became news and then national news, because I'm sure -- raise your hand if you heard about this over the summer -- in the course of one month, 10 of these suspects had finally been caught after going through the revolving door.
Why do we know about them?  Not because of the county.  The county doesn't keep statistics like that.  They don't want to know.  No papers, no problems.  The only reason we know about it is because brave local police officers were so disgusted with sanctuary policies that tied their hands behind their backs and gagged their mouths, and prevented them from communicating and cooperating with federal immigration agents.
And so I laid this all out in this local debate on a DC TV station with this smirking Soros minion sitting next to me.  This was the week of the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that we were debating.  And so I started talking about the nexus between mass uncontrolled immigration and national security.  And her response was to laugh.  To laugh out loud.  And then, the so-called moderator -- moderator -- immoderator -- said, "That's a different topic," and interrupted me, and prevented me from finishing the thought.  We just keep hitting the snooze button and indulging in this collective amnesia about what the fundamental lessons should've been, that we should've learned and acted upon.  Every September 11th, there are platitudes: never again, never forget.  And then amnesia sets in all over again.
The second in my Star Wars trilogy of immigration books shifted focus to the economic impact on American workers.  That book was called "Sold Out," and it was coauthored with an incredible patriot, a former American computer software programmer, who is now a lawyer who represents the best and brightest American IT workers who've been negatively affected by the H-1B visa program and other  pipelines that have been abused by big business, with its insatiable thirst for cheap foreign labor.
This book was initially prompted by my exasperation, on both sides of the camera, of watching TV news segments try to explain the phenomenon of these illegal alien caravans that have escalated under the Trump Administration.  So watching them, but also being on the other side of the camera, and being asked a question and only having two minutes to answer, who's funding this, who's behind it?  And by the time I start my answer, the segment is over.
So I sought to cram as much information in the middle of two covers to answer that question, and to provide people with intellectual ammunition -- uh-oh, I said ammunition, that's a trigger word.  I said trigger, that's a trigger word, too -- so that they have as much knowledge and data and facts to counter the daily onslaught of Open Borders, Inc. propaganda.
I have sought over the course of my career to highlight the work of so many independent investigators, think tanks, organizations like David's, that have done the yeoman's work in this regard.  A lot of the information will not be necessarily new to you all.  But I think what I did was take all of the puzzle pieces and piece them together to paint, I think, as vivid a picture as possible of how these hundreds of organizations and dozens of very powerful CEOs and open borders philanthropists work in concert to sabotage our borders and undermine our sovereignty.
People have asked me, "What was the most surprising thing that you learned in the course of writing the book?"  And I would have to say that, looking from 14,000 feet -- and that is almost literal, because I'm on my mountaintop in Colorado Springs -- what was most daunting was documenting the billions of dollars of taxpayer subsidies that are underwriting our own destruction and, along with that, the billions of dollars that people may unwittingly and unknowingly be donating to charities and organizations that they think are doing good for those communities.
And I'll start with the Catholic Church.  I am a Catholic.  And I have long known about -- and I'm sure -- how many Catholics in the room here, yes -- we all know about the social justice hijacked wing of the Church.  We've got this nightmare of a Pope who has designated himself the global leader of the anti-Trump Resistance every single day.  We know about the radical ties between the bishops in Chicago and Saul Alinsky himself.  Much of the work that David's researchers have done has illuminated this, the funding mechanism created by Saul Alinsky and Bernard Sheil, the Chicago bishop, in the late '60s.  That was the permanent legacy of the community organizing wing of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Industrial Areas Foundation.
And these groups have persisted decade after decade.  During the Bush years, they were at the forefront of organizing the illegal alien marches that we saw, where the American flag was flown upside-down and replaced with the Mexican flag.  And the sort of militant and most grievance mongering of the open borders protestors showed their faces before there was a PR makeover.  Right?  Because, remember that, after the defeat, they realized they needed to clean up, give everybody a little American flag and stop talking about La Raza, and the borders crossed us, we didn't cross the borders.  Right?  No more Reconquista talk for a little while.  But they can only hold it in for so long.  Right?
And there was an outbreak of that as I was finishing up the manuscript this summer for "Open Borders, Inc." in my adopted home state of Colorado.  At an ICE facility right outside of Denver, in Aurora, Colorado, these Antifa and Abolish ICE forces laid siege to the grounds of the facility.  The police had been ordered to stand down.  And the American flag at the facility was torn down and replaced with a Mexican flag and a defaced "Blue Lives Matter" flag.
Again, sort of looking at this from 14,000 feet, you can see the natural progression of the cop bashing that David and so many of his compatriots first exposed in the '60s and '70s.  The Weather Underground, the Black Liberation Army.  They morphed into the MoveOn mob and the Answer Coalition, the Soros funded organizations; whether it was ACORN morphing into the Code Pink people.  Then it became the Occupy movement.  And these were the people that were defecating on police cars in New York City.  And now, under Trump, it's the same people.  You know, they even have some of the same signs, targeting immigration enforcement now, and physically intimidating and harassing 20,000-plus ICE agents across the country.
There was an op-ed piece in the New York Times earlier this year championing the doxing -- in other words, the revealing of the private information -- of ICE agents and their families.  And these are the people who call us inciters to violence and hatred.  In the book, I have a screenshot of a tweet that was allowed to stand on Twitter for many days, that was posted by Occupy Wall Street New York's chapter, graphically showing the murder of an ICE agent and what illegal aliens should do if they encounter them, basically garroting them.
This week, we had this hoo-hah about some meme video that was shown at a conference at the Trump Doral Hotel.  And yet, the same people who are decrying that as some incitement to violence have had nothing to say about the shots that have been fired at ICE facilities in San Antonio.  There was a protest at the house of the warden of the Aurora, Colorado facility, where the Antifa mobsters threatened not only the warden and his family but shouted at the "pigs" of the Aurora Police Department who were there to protect the house and the neighborhood and told them to "go home and swallow bullets."
Hardly a peep about what happened in Tacoma, Washington, at the ICE facility there, where the paid Soros-Lite minions included an Antifa thug who attempted to firebomb the building.  Did you hear about that?  Not a peep.
There's one other huge factor in perpetuating these gross caricatures of our ICE agents as somehow KKK or Nazis or SS guards; the most noxious rhetoric aimed at them.  And that is Hollywood itself.  Right?  And here we are, in the land of high walls and bulletproof windows and armed 24/7 guards.  Many of the social justice groups have infiltrated the Screenwriters' Guild.  And they're weaving their open borders ICE-bashing narratives into sitcoms and movies.  And they are allowed to advocate physical violence against ICE agents and then put a laugh track underneath.
Some of you may remember, before it died a necessary death, the revival of Murphy Brown in the past year.  And for Thanksgiving, they had an episode where there was an ICE raid that was going to target a family friend who had a food truck.  And Murphy Brown threatened to spatchcock the ICE agents if they did their job.  Any culinary folks here know what spatchcocking is?  Do you want to say what it means?
Unidentified Audience Member: [Inaudible]
Michelle Malkin: And crack it open.
Unidentified Audience Member: [Inaudible]
Michelle Malkin: Yes.  For roasting.  This is what they wanted to do to ICE agents.  And yet, this week, we've got this hue and cry, and there's going to be op-eds out the wazoo about a meme of Trump.  But that's allowed.
The underwriting of that agenda in Hollywood, unfortunately, doesn't just come from the Left.  And I document in the book about the Chrissy Teigens and John Legends of the world directing millions of dollars to illegal alien propaganda groups.  These are the same groups that are taking cases on behalf of illegal aliens all the way up to the Supreme Court.  So, you know, I've told people outside of the Hollywood zone that they should think twice about downloading another John Legend song.  Because you can defund Open Borders, Inc. in small ways in your own home.  It's easy not to give him money when you know where it's going.
And when people open up the newspapers every day and see that our President's plenary powers are once again being stymied by these rogue judicial sanctuary anarchists -- I mean, at least Antifa, they wear their black masks; we know that they're the enemy.  But it's the anarchists in black robes who are doing so much more damage and causing so much more peril to our country.
But it's not just the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  All across this country, we have these judges who are issuing nationwide injunctions from their lower court benches affecting the entire country and throwing monkey wrenches into every aspect of immigration enforcement, whether it's slamming shut the revolving door of the deportation abyss, trying to get a handle on the asylum racket, stopping the "dreamer" scheme that issued 800,000 work permits.  That's what it's really about.  It's not about hopes and dreams; it's about work permits.
And the entire illegal alien lawyers lobby, of course, is subsidized by both Soros and Hollywood and, again, our own tax dollars.  Pretty much every law school, public and private, in this country runs clinics where they take their law school students down to the border to conduct Know Your Rights seminars, where they're -- I mean, you wonder where they're cooking up all of the fraudulent claims?  It's at the Know Your Rights seminars.
So the Catholic Church, the Hollywood elite, the legal infrastructure, and the deliberate overwhelming of every aspect of our system -- if that wasn't enough -- and this is something that so many patriots have faced over the years, but it's escalating now -- is that there's an intersection between the war on our borders, the war on our sovereignty and the war on free speech.
There is a chapter, that I think is especially important and especially relevant to David's group and all of you who support him, on the Southern Poverty Law Center.  And of course, the SPLC has now infiltrated the inner sanctums of Silicon Valley.  And that is what's most daunting.
And I'll tell you, just from a personal perspective as somebody who was an early adopter in the social media space, it seems so quaint now, this idea, when I first started out on the internet in 1999.  I mean, I started a blog before "blog" was even a word.  I used this clunky program called Microsoft FrontPage to construct a website that took all day to update, for just like a single paragraph.  And when I talk to young people, I say, "You don't understand what 2400 baud sounded like."  Remember that?  And then, when it would finally finish, "Yes! One new paragraph on the internet!"  But the idea that you could just plant your flag and never have to be concerned that the political or ideological nature of your content would get your website pulled, those days are over.
And as I was putting this manuscript to bed, one of the researchers that I most admire, a solo practitioner named Ann Corcoran -- and I'm saying it in the past tense -- had an incredible website called Refugee Resettlement Watch.  And this is an aspect of our failure to have a rational immigration system that is very discriminating -- and yes, we can say that word, discriminating -- this is one aspect that has been neglected until recently.  And she highlighted cases of fraud, cases of lack of community input, subversion of local control.
You wonder how the Twin Cities became the Twin Cities?  It was because of the United Nations, Soros NGOs, and religious contractors.  U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is a biggie.  But in Minnesota, it was the Lutheran Immigrant and Refugee Services.  And when I've talked about this, there are lot of conservative Lutherans who protest, they don't want to hear it.  Well, that's not our Senate; that's someone else's.  Both Senates, whether it's the conservative one or the more liberal ELCA, have supported the work of the Lutheran Immigrant and Refugee Services, which is one of the biggest profiteers in the refugee resettlement space.
And Ann Corcoran had been reporting on this for upwards of 10 years and woke up one morning earlier this summer to find that WordPress, which is the blogging software that she uses -- and that I use, by the way -- had determined that her work had violated some community guidelines or standards.  There's no appellate process, and she has spent the last several months trying to rebuild 10 years' worth of reporting on this racket.
So I finished this book with a special sense of urgency.  Because the tactics of the SPLC, which named Ann Corcoran one of its agents of hate, along with me and David, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Ben Carson -- these are the groups that have labeled me a white supremacist.
I'm not doing a very good job of it, am I?  They're the same groups that have attacked me since the launch of the book as -- yes, and I know many of you have also borne these slings and arrows and chuckled about it -- an anti-Semite.  I am married to the grandson of Ukrainian Jews.  Doesn't matter.  They have gotten away with slapping these defamatory labels on peaceful patriotic citizens for decades.  You would've thought, after the internal crumbling of the SPLC in the past year, whistleblowers coming out of the woodworks to talk about sexual harassment, racial harassment, Morris Dees finally slinking away -- even many left-wing publications and reporters talking about the fraud of the poverty palace.  And within weeks of that scandal finally blowing up, there was the New York Times and the Washington Post reverting back to form, quoting the SPLC as the absolute moral authority on who's a hater, who's a xenophobe, who's a racist.
When is this going to stop?  After the House Republicans, when they were in power, defunded ACORN, didn't you have a sense of hope?  All right! We're just getting started! What happened?  ACORN reconstituted itself into five different other community organizations that still do their work.  Many of these groups are going to be getting money to conduct the census.  We continue to subsidize our own destruction.  And these establishment Republicans in the swamp have allowed it to happen.  They've enabled it either by default, by neglect or, unfortunately -- and this has been a theme of so much of my work over the last 25-plus years, and it's a note I'll end on now -- too many of these Republicans themselves are charter members of Open Borders, Inc. who are lining their own pockets.
Some of you might've seen a speech that I did at CPAC earlier this year.  Anybody?  Thank you.  You can watch it on YouTube if you haven't seen it yet.  But I was disgusted by the fact that after two days into the conference, only 13 minutes total had been spent on the most important existential issue of our time.  And that is, it's not just immigration.  It is the right of self-determination of any country to decide who gets in, how many; and what we do when we detect people who don't belong here in the first place.
And the numbers are everything.  The numbers are everything.  It's not just the 30 million who may be here illegally, and that's probably a lowball figure.  It's the one million new green cards that we issue every year.  It's the overwhelming that I've talked about, the 700,000 visa overstayers, the half million deportation evaders; and then all of these legal pipelines which are being exploited to the detriment of American citizens, American families and American workers.
And I gave the speech.  And I pointed out that the organizers of CPAC itself had allowed people to come inside their tent who have targeted many of the patriots who've warned about our problems.  Van Jones got to cuddle up to Matt Schlapp onstage at CPAC.  Van Jones, who has been one of the most active hit men of the Soros-funded Left.  And yet, many nationalist patriots were banned from even entering the ballroom to listen to my speech.  There's something wrong with that kind of enterprise which has been converted into a pay-for-play system for Open Borders, Inc.
I tell a story in the preface of the book about how after I finished my speech, I had to go backstage to get out of the venue.  And I was stopped by a couple of people who thanked me for my speech.  Then there were people who sort of avoided me.  And then there were the clueless, three-piece-suited lobbyists who came up to me.  And remember what I said at the beginning about this platitude of "I'm against illegal, I'm for legal."  So a lobbyist comes up to me.  Says, "Oh, I really appreciated what you had to say."  Hadn't listened to me.  "I'm against illegal immigration, too.  But here's my business card.  We really ought to talk about how you can support expansion of the H-2 program for seasonal workers."  Low-wage foreign workers.  Did you not hear anything I just said?
This is the Beltway mentality.  This is what we face.  Because these people are inside the tent.  And I will say it again -- fragging from inside the tent is so much more dangerous than the bombs and grenades that are lobbied from outside.  And that is not a comfortable message.  It's definitely not one that I'm going on Fox News to talk about a lot, although I'm happy to, if anyone wants me to.
But going forward, I think, especially as we head into this deep plunge of an election cycle, it's easy to make fun of the clown car of the Democratic presidential candidates.  That's easy.  What's harder is to combat the people from inside the tent that are sabotaging the best opportunities we have to seize back control of our country.  We've got good people in the West Wing.  They're the ones who are revamping the Refugee Resettlement program who are doing everything they can do in their power to fight back against judicial anarchy and reclaim the powers of the President over immigration policy.
The last platitude that just gets on my nerves is that our laws are broken.  Our laws are not broken.  Our will to enforce them is.
I will stop here, because I think I am going to answer questions?
Unidentified Participant: Yes.
Michelle Malkin: And I appreciate your time.  Thank you.
Unidentified Audience Member: [Inaudible]
Unidentified Participant: Wait.  We've got the mic.  I'll come to you next.  But we'll start here, and then I'll come over.
Michelle Malkin: Yes, ma'am?
Unidentified Audience Member: I'm going to assume that Trump takes back the House and the Senate.  What can we expect on immigration, assuming that?
Michelle Malkin: It depends on who we're sending to the House and the Senate.  And what I have seen over the last couple of years, unfortunately, are groups funded, for example, by the open borders Libertarians -- the Koch Foundation, for example -- to combat patriots that would be sent to Washington to help provide ground troops and support for President Trump.  There was a race up in Northern California where a longtime grassroots immigration enforcement hawk, Tim Donnelly, was going up against a Never Trumper moderate.  And for some reason, forces in the White House convinced Trump to endorse the guy who hated him instead of the guy who supported him.
And so when you have this open borders, Never Trump faction that does things like what 11 Republican senators did in the last couple of weeks -- two weeks ago, you might've seen the headlines -- 11 GOP senators voted against the emergency declaration at the border that was supported by President Trump.  If we keep sending people like that back to the House and Senate, what's the point?
Unidentified Audience Member: Yeah.  I know you didn't quite -- there's kind of an elephant in the living room that I don't know if you really talk about in your book or not, but it's human trafficking, like the sex trafficking.  I mean, that's what's really kind of behind this is the mass enslavement of these people that is even -- you know, because, like I said, they're being brought as a permanent basically slave class to vote in and destroy this country, like is being done throughout Europe.  I don't know how much you discuss that.  But that seems kind of the elephant in the living room I wanted to say.
Michelle Malkin: Yeah.  Chapter one, which is called, "Sin Fronteras: All Aboard The Caravan Cartel," talks about the misery that is enabled and induced by people who hide behind the compassion curtain.  And that includes many of the Catholic organizations that stand up all of these illegal alien shelters, from Central America all the way up through Mexico and into the interior of our country.  I mean, the inducements that they are creating, the pull factors, the magnets, of illegal alien family, parents, who are paying coyotes to drag their underage girls, who are then subjected to the worst kind of abuse.  And then, the coyotes, who pay the drug cartels derecho de piso to get across the finish line into the country.  And at some point, there needs to be some sort of journalistic and political and ideological jujitsu to turn the table of that narrative that we're the ones that don't care, that we don't care about human rights, that we don't care about women.
And I think the Montgomery County, Maryland example was a perfect opportunity to do that, to put that laser focus on the fact that most of the victims of these criminal aliens going through the revolving door are themselves members of these illegal alien communities.
Unidentified Participant: We'll go here.  And then, Carl, you're next.
Unidentified Audience Member: Yeah.  You're one of the good naturalized citizens in this country.  So the country needs people like you and other naturalized citizens that are contributing greatly to our economy and to our country.  How would you design an immigration policy that attracts those people that are going to benefit the country in a manner that gets our economy going forward, as opposed to just getting people who are here to undermine our country?
Michelle Malkin: So just to refresh a little bit about my own personal background -- my parents came here legally from the Philippines in 1970.  They had to know English fluently before they even stepped foot on American soil.  They had to pay all of their medical fees and undergo medical screening.  I was born here.  And my father was a neonatologist at a time when that specialty was really just coming into the fore.  And so he had to demonstrate an extreme benefit to the country, because there weren't many people who were involved in his specialty.  And he was at the Johns Hopkins University with one of the godfathers of neonatology and then ran the NICU unit at the Atlantic City Medical Center for almost 30 years.
My mom was a public schoolteacher and taught everything from so-called bilingual education -- and of course, those of you in California know why I say "so-called" bilingual education, right?  Because it's really native language maintenance that helps school districts collect a $2,000 per pupil fee.  That was a shock to my mom, a revelation.  She was outraged to learn that she was participating in that and stopped doing it.  Because she knew, even in her own life, of course, that English is the language of success.  Of course, that's a trigger, you're not allowed to say that, either.
And so both of my parents, by virtue of their own educational background and work skills, demonstrated that they were not going to be public charges in America.  And of course, we've got all of these left-wing groups suing over that reform by President Trump.
What does an ideal immigration system look like?  Well, we can't know until we have what I have advocated since I came out with "Invasion" in 2002, a complete immigration moratorium.  We need to take a breather.
Then we can systematically go through every single aspect, both physical control of our land, sea and air ports of entry.  We have to look at the consular offices overseas and what they're doing to vet people who are applying for short-term visas and green cards.  Every single program -- and I've documented this in my entire trilogy -- has been overwhelmed.  There is no control.  We have to reassert control.
And then, that of course includes thinking about the magnets that are drawing people here to break our laws.  That includes rethinking birthright citizenship.  And it means ditching chain migration.  And then, when it comes to elevating special skills, we have to be very vigilant and make sure that we are not shortchanging American workers.  Because the H-1B program is proof of concept that, even if you have special skills as your criteria, it is being abused and sabotaged by big business forces.
Unidentified Participant: We're going to do two more questions.  Carl, and then we'll see about the last one.
Unidentified Audience Member: Yeah.  Ms. Malkin, in your discussion, you mentioned the New York Times twice.  A couple of weeks ago, the New York Times came out with a publication that said the United States as a nation didn't start with the pilgrims in 1620 or with the Declaration of Independence in 1776; but in 1619, when 20 or 40 black slaves were imported into Jamestown.  Which means that the United States is fundamentally a racist, white supremacist nation that has no right to any sovereignty, has no right to make any borders.  Could you comment on that?
Michelle Malkin: Yes.
So that curriculum now will be spread in thousands of government-run school districts across the country.  And it is merely a supplement to all of the sovereignty undermining propaganda that has metastasized in the school system for the last 30 years.  Think about that.  And couple it with the fact -- and I report on this in the book -- that the SPLC has a curriculum called -- and they always have the most brilliant and anodyne sounding names -- Teaching Tolerance.  Teaching Tolerance.  This is in 10,000 school districts.  And what they're doing with that curriculum is obliterating the difference, again, between legal and illegal immigration.  They teach the children how to be junior lobbyist for the illegal alien dreamer agenda.  And they teach the kindergarteners how to draw signs that say, "migration is beautiful" and "no human being is illegal."  Everything starts in K through 12.
And that is my warning to -- I understand that we absolutely have to focus on all of the craziness and the orthodoxies that have infested higher education.  But I think the mistake is that we haven't paid nearly enough attention to what's going on in K through 12.
My friend, Brigitte Gabriel, who has an organization, Act for America, did an analysis of middle school textbooks and how they are whitewashing violent jihad in their propagandizing about radical Islam.  When you've got the teachers' unions, who put "Rules for Radicals" as the number-one book on their teachers' reaching list, we've ceded the game right there.
And again, I practice what I preach.  I homeschooled, with my husband, my youngest child for five years.  And I think that's probably the best immunization.  That's the one kind of vaccine I support these days is the vaccine against liberal virus, right?  But it goes to show you that we have to pay attention down-ballot as well.  And that's something that's not going to get on the Drudge Report or Fox News.  But I absolutely support more people, like the people in this room, running for school boards across the country.
Unidentified Participant: Okay.  Brent's going to get the last question.  But before that, Michelle is going to sign books at the table in the back of the room here.  And we still have books for sale out by the registration.
Unidentified Audience Member: Hello.  God bless you, Michelle.
Michelle Malkin: Thank you, appreciate that.
Unidentified Audience Member: You are what I call one of the modern American matriarchs and the authentic feminists.  With the situation with the viciousness of the Cloward-Piven invasion, euphemistically called immigration, what is it that women don't realize?  And how can they be spoken to to recognize they are the direct victims of this fraud?
Michelle Malkin: I need to think about how to answer that.  Because, you know, I've done this for a long time.  And I had the passion to expose radical open borders ideology early on in my career because I understood what a privilege it was for my parents to come here.  And they always inculcated that in me.  And, you know, you hear this word "privilege" bandied about now as if it's some sort of expletive.  And the problem isn't that we should apologize for privilege; it's that we should be grateful for it.
And then, when I had my own kids, the nature of my passion changed.  Because I thought about what my parents were able to bestow on my brother and me.  And the urgency of writing "Invasion," and the thousands of columns and blog posts that I've done over the years, was fueled by my desire to leave a better place for my own children.  And that's obviously what binds us all together as fellow American citizens is that we want to preserve and protect the American dream for ourselves and our posterity.
And for so many addled left-wing women not to see that they are cheating themselves and their futures, it alarms me to no end.  And again, I just want to come back to the fact that it's women who are paying the most attention to what goes on in the classroom.  And it's women who need to take more responsibility for inculcating in their children this sense of gratitude that I'm talking about.
When I look at the faces of the congressional brat pack, and Alexandria Open Borders --
-- and how vile and ugly that hatred they have for the blessings that we enjoy every day, I know that I'm going to be in this fight for a long time.  And I know you will be, too.
Thank you.

"Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, the twin nutters of Congress, were certain they could beat Trump at his own game, but have made fools of themselves, as usual.  The stand-off is not over but with each passing day, the Democrats reveal more of their anti-American, pro-illegal immigration agenda.  Conservatives have been sounding the alarm for years: Democrats do not care about American citizens!"  PATRICIA McCARTHY

In the next two decades, should the country’s legal immigration policy go unchanged, the U.S. is set to import about 15 million new foreign-born voters. About eight million of these new foreign-born voters will have arrived through the process known as “chain migration,” whereby newly naturalized citizens are allowed to bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the country. JOHN BINDER

This policy of flooding the market with cheap, foreign, white-collar graduates and blue-collar labor also shifts enormous wealth from young employees towards older investors, even as it also widens wealth gaps, reduces high-tech investment, increases state and local tax burdens, and hurts children’s schools and college educations. It also pushes Americans away from high-tech careers and sidelines millions of marginalized Americans, including many who are now struggling with fentanyl addictions. The labor policy also moves business investment and wealth from the heartland to the coastal citiesexplodes rents and housing costsshrivels real estate values in the Midwest, and rewards investors for creating low-tech, labor-intensive workplaces. JOHN BINDER

“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



The Democrats' Alien Voting Strategy 

By Cliff Spectre 
American Thinker 

2020 Democrats All Have the Same Immigration Position: Open Borders 

By Eddie Scarry 
Washington Examiner, May 23, 2019 

2020 Democrats all have the same immigration position: Open borders

Other than offering some vague nods to “border security,” Democrats never put forth any policy that would prevent the hundreds of thousands of unknown people streaming into the U.S. Yet if you point out that the party doesn't care about securing the border, a confounded news anchor will insist, “Silly fool! Why, everyone supports border security!”
It’s a cover-up for what Democrats truly believe in: An open border that discriminates against no one from anywhere.
Look at any one of the Democrats running for the party’s presidential nomination, and you will not find a single policy proposal that would stop a single illegal entrant. Or even just the top five of them in the RealClearPolitics national average.
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s plan on his website: “We have got to address the root causes of migration that push people to leave behind their homes and everything they know to undertake a dangerous journey for the chance at a better life." It says nothing about halting the obscene numbers of migrants showing up at the border with bogus claims for asylum or the illegal border crossers with histories of child sex abuse and violent gang affiliations caught daily. Ah, but it does check the empty “secure our border and enforce our laws” banality.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders calls for expanding protections for illegal immigrants already in the U.S., “developing a humane policy for those seeking asylum," and virtually eliminating the deportation and detention of illegal aliens altogether. Sanders’ website doesn’t even bother nodding to the “border security” cliché.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren doesn’t mention immigration at all on her website. But in interviews, she says the same nothing that every Democrat says. “We need an immigration system that is effective, that focuses on where problems are,” she said Wednesday on CNN, though Democrats never seem to find “where the problems are” when talking about the topic. They deny that even one illegal immigrant might be a rapist or drug dealer, even though there are scores of them. They deny that there’s a “crisis” at the border, where five children have died in recent weeks. They deny that illegal immigrants soak up welfare benefits (even though they do). So where exactly are the “problems”? Warren said in the interview that “we need immigration laws that focus on people who pose a real threat,” but how exactly do Democrats define “real threat”? They apparently see no threat, otherwise they wouldn’t oppose the construction of a border wall with the fury of a volcano god.
California Sen. Kamala Harris has compared Immigration and Customs Enforcement to the Ku Klux Klan, called on Senate Democrats to resist funding any measure or resource on the border that functions to apprehend and detain illegal border crossers, and made protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients among her top issues. I think we know where she stands on “border security.”
South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg finally got some policy positions on his website and he proposes “immigration laws to reflect today’s humanitarian and economic needs” as well as “reasonable security measures at the border.” Well, I feel better now, how about you? Last month, Buttigieg said he would be happy to welcome an infinite number of immigrants, legal or not, to his city, where he thought they would contribute to the snowplowing and need for more firefighters. Aw, shucks! Is that what the tiny Guatemalan woman who arrived at the Texas border with seven children wanted to do all along? Why didn’t they say so? Hand them each a helmet and hose!
The 2020 Democrats, with the media’s help, will either avoid the immigration issue as long as possible, or keep repeating “border security, border security, border security” in hopes that no one notices what they’re really after: Open borders and unabated immigration.


The murder of legal immigrant and Newman Police Corporal Ronil Singh on Christmas night by an illegal alien in the sanctuary state of California shows not only that the claims by Chuck Schumer and the “bride of Chucky” Nancy Pelosi that 

the Democrats support border security is a deadly and bald-faced lie.

California became a Democratic stronghold not because Californians became socialists, but because millions of socialists moved there.  Immigration turned California blue, and immigration is ultimately to blame for California's high poverty level.


Potential Speaker Candidate Marcia Fudge: Nancy Pelosi an ‘Elitist,’ ‘Very Wealthy Person’



Pelosi’s Pacific Heights needs refugees

Pacific Heights is one of San Francisco’s most expensive neighborhoods. It boasts dramatic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Headlands, and the blue waters of San Francisco Bay.
Oracle founder Larry Ellison is one of its more prominent and distinguished residents, as is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
For all its attractiveness as a neighborhood with its boutique shops and upscale restaurants, Pacific Heights lacks two vital ingredients to make it a truly great American neighborhood -- economic and cultural diversity.
That’s why President Donald Trump’s plan to resettle “refugees” in sanctuary cities should be embraced by Pacific Heights’ residents.
By inviting the refugees now stranded at the border, Pacific Heights would not only strengthen the sinew of its community but also contribute to alleviating the humanitarian crisis at the border.
Our strength is our diversity, and Pacific Heights lacks that strength. It is culturally homogenous in a city that is diverse.
In San Francisco, earning  $117,000 a year or less makes you a low-income earner. Placing refugees in Pacific Heights where housing and other costs are truly astronomical would require the compassion and economic assistance of its residents. The former they have long signaled, and the latter they are more than able to do.
Nancy Pelosi lives in a walled mansion on a large expanse of land with majestic views. Her mansion could easily house thirty or forty refugee families, and she is hardly there. The expansive grounds could house dozens of refugee families in tents.
Imagine refugee children who survived the arduous and life-threatening journey from Central America playing on Pelosi’s lawn while breathing the clean and invigorating air from off the San Francisco coastlin­­e. Imagine alleviating the humanitarian crisis by creating additional tent cities in Pacific Heights’ splendid parks.
Pelosi, through her holdings in local restaurants and vineyards, is reputed to be one of the largest employers of illegal labor in Northern California. Consequently, the people she would compassionately house might be able to find work in her network of businesses, especially her fabled vineyard on the banks of the Napa River.
Pelosi also owns a second mansion in the Wine Country north of San Francisco. This too is walled and could hold dozens of refugee families.
Neither Pelosi herself nor the community of Pacific Heights can solve the refugee problem, but they could set a standard that other wealthy and pro-sanctuary communities could easily emulate.
Just a few miles away from Pacific Heights, my liberal acquaintances “Ann” and “Christopher” live in a complex that is more difficult to enter than the Central Intelligence Agency. They both support the sanctuary status of San Francisco and think the border wall, but not their complex’s barrier, is immoral. Ann is a big DACA supporter although she has been seen adroitly ignoring and bypassing the homeless that proliferate in her neighborhood and sleep on her streets. Her compassion obviously has its limits.
Their complex boasts extensive patios between the stacks of apartments. These could host a dozen or more tents and port-a-potties that could alleviate the cagelike situations at the border that they lament as deplorable. Although these facilities would constitute an eyesore and block the light and view Ann and Christopher currently enjoy, creating a tent community for refugees would demonstrate the concern and compassion that people like Ann and Christopher love to remind the rest of us that they possess. 
Real compassion in Western Civilization derives from the Biblical sense of the term and means to share in the suffering and emotions of others. When Jesus saw his friends weeping at the grave of Lazarus, He wept with them and acted. Compassion means to suffer with and to be motivated to take immediate action to alleviate the suffering of others.
So, let the virtue-signaling liberals in sanctuary cities who incessantly lecture us on their commitment to taking in everyone, liberals who find the rest of us insensitive and heartless, let them manifest in deed the compassion they so relentlessly embrace in word. Let them fulfill the Biblical imperative to suffer with and take immediate action.
And they will be rewarded for this in knowing that their upscale white communities can find new strength in the economic and cultural diversity that the refugees will provide. I am looking forward to the sprouting of tent cities in Pacific Heights and elsewhere in the upscale parts of San Francisco. Diversity is truly a community’s strength.
Abraham H. Miller is an emeritus professor of political science, University of Cincinnati and a distinguished fellow with the Hyam Salomon Center

Pelosi - Illegals - Sunkist - Her investments!
Pelosi's corrupt insider passing of bills that make her rich.
Check for yourself
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".
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Conservative Activist Jumps Pelosi's Fence With Illegal Aliens to Prove a Vital Point

Conservative activist Laura Loomer, who is known for going undercover with James O'Keefe, took alleged illegal aliens from Mexico and Guatemala to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's home in California. There, the group jumped the fence and Loomer demanded the group be let into the home. The group set up a pop up tent with the word "morality" on it and hung the pictures of those who were killed by illegal aliens, The Daily Caller reported. 

Illegals and the American Dream

When talking about immigration, Democrats like to conflate illegal and legal immigration, dropping the word “illegal” and spouting meaningless babble about no human being illegal. They like to preach  that illegal immigrants commit crimes at a lower rate than American citizens, a factoid that has been exposed as a lie.
The murder of legal immigrant and Newman Police Corporal Ronil Singh on Christmas night by an illegal alien in the sanctuary state of California shows not only that the claims by Chuck Schumer and the “bride of Chucky” Nancy Pelosi that the Democrats support border security is a deadly and bald-faced lie. It highlights the difference between legal and illegal immigrants, between those who love America and want to be Americans and those who murder them.
Pelosi and Schumer like to talk about the “Dreamers.” Well, Ronil Singh had dreams, too:
Ronil Singh came to the U.S. from his native Fiji to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming an officer, joining a small-town police force in California and working to improve his English. The day after Christmas, he stopped another immigrant, this one in the country illegally, who shot and killed the corporal, authorities said Thursday…
"This suspect is in our country illegally. He doesn't belong here. He is a criminal," Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson, whose agency is leading the investigation, told reporters.
Newman Police Chief Randy Richardson fought back tears as he described Singh, a 33-year-old with a newborn son, as an "American patriot."
"He came to America with one purpose, and that was to serve this country," Richardson said…
"He was living the American dream," said Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Royjinder Singh, who is not related to the slain officer but knew him. "He loved camping, loved hunting, loved fishing, loved his family."
And now he is dead. The blood of Kate Steinle, Mollie Tibbetts, and now Ronil Singh and others is on the hands of open border advocates and the sanctuary city loons who provide no sanctuary for the American citizen victims of illegal alien criminals.
Even if it were true that illegal aliens commit crimes, including murder, at rates lower than American citizens, that would be irrelevant. The murder rate for illegal aliens should be zero because none of them should be here and the indisputable fact is that Jamiel Shaw Jr., Kate Steinle, and Mollie Tibbetts would be alive today if the illegal aliens who slew them were still staring at the other side of a border wall liberals refuse to build.
Pelosi has said that a border wall would be “immoral, ineffective, and expensive” when it has been documented when it has been demonstrated that none of that is true. The fact is that walls are so effective they have been built in scores of countries around the world and in the U.S. places like San Diego and Yuma have demonstrated their effectiveness as Pelosi and Schumer worry more about Syria’s borders than our own:
According to Quebec University expert Elisabeth Vallet. there are65 completed or under construction border walls in the world today.
One-third of the world’s nations have border walls or barriers with their neighbors.
Pelosi believes this is immoral.
Tell that to Israel, Hungary, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, India, Pakistan, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Ireland, etc.
And Nancy Pelosi has a wall around the backyard at her home in San Francisco.
What is immoral is a policy endorsed by Pelosi and Schumer of sanctuary cities and even states that allows such criminal aliens in our country to murder Americans and a Democratic caucus that would abolish I.C.E. and those who risk their lives daily to provide some semblance of border security.  What is immoral is politicians such  as Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf  not only refusing to cooperate with I.C.E. butgiving illegal aliens a heads-up when I.C.E. raids are imminent.
In the wake of the Singh murder, Schaaf still insists that warning illegal aliens about I.C.E. raids was and is the right thing to do, the lives of American citizens she is sworn to protect be damned:
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf -- who once warned Northern California residents about an impending ICE raid -- said she has “no regrets” for her actions and said the federal immigration agency “has gone astray.”
“I have no regrets, none. The more time goes by, the more certain I feel that I did the right thing in standing up for our community and pointing out our values are not aligned with our laws,” Schaff toldBuzzFeed in an interview. “That’s hopefully the message that is sent out.”
The message Schaaf, Pelosi, and Schumer are sending out is one of callous disregard for the lives of American citizens. Democrats are endangering their lives and the lives of migrant children by enticing caravans to drag young children a thousand miles with lies about easy entry and waiting jobs:
The father of an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in U.S. custody took his son to the border after hearing rumors that parents and their children would be allowed to migrate to the United States and escape the poverty in their homeland, the boy's stepsister told the Associated Press.
Felipe Gomez Alonzo died Monday at a New Mexico hospital after suffering coughing, vomiting and fever, authorities said. It was the second such death this month. Another Guatemalan child, 7-year-old Jakelin Caal, died in U.S. custody on Dec. 8.
The fact is that if we had a wall, or whatever the hair-splitters want to call it, both these children would be alive today. And it is American kids are dying too, killed and murdered by illegal aliens who have no right to be here. Just ask the parents of Justin Lee, 14, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident by an illegal alien:
An illegal immigrant has pleaded guilty to a hit and run that killed a Wixom teen in June.
Miguel Ibarra-Cerda, 22, entered his plea Thursday, the day his trial was set to begin before Judge Cheryl Matthews in Oakland County Circuit Court.
Ibarra-Cerda is charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident when at fault, resulting in death, and reckless driving causing death for the collision which killed Justin Lee, 14. Ibarra-Cerda faces up to 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for the first charge and 15 years in prison and a $2,500-$10,000 fine on the second charge. Matthews will sentence him Dec. 20.
Police in Connecticut have arrested an 18-year-old undocumented immigrant from Jamaica on murder charges related to the shooting death of an innocent 12-year-old boy a week before Christmas.
Bridgeport Police Chief Armando Perez on Monday announced the charges against Tajay Chambers stemming from the December 18 death of Clinton Howell outside his family's home on Willow Street.
Chambers has been charged with murder; murder with special circumstances; use of a firearm during the commission of a felony; illegal possession of a firearm without a permit; risk of injury to a child; reckless endangerment, and larceny…. reported, citing police sources, that earlier that evening, Chambers and his alleged co-conspirators were driving in a stolen car when they got into an argument with some people walking along Willow Street, among them Howell’s relative.
There have been many suggestions as to how to pay for the wall, such as Sen. Ted Cruz’s idea to apply drug asset forfeitures to wall construction or to tax the billions of dollars aliens return to their home countries.. Pelosi certainly found no problem locating $3 billion for the ineffective and absurd “Cash for Clunkers” program under Obama, didn’t she?
The wall would in fact pay for itself, if only in the reduced cost of crimes that would be eliminated, saving both dollars from overburdened social services and the cost of illegal alien crimes, particularly the cost in human lives such as that of Ronil Singh, who is survived by his wife and young son.
His death, the death of a legal immigrant pursuing the American dream, and countless other American citizens, including children, is on the hands of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Perhaps Pelosi can attend Singh’s funeral and explain how his death and the deaths of others in the absence of a wall is all President Trump’s fault and that not building the wall is the moral thing to do.
Daniel John Sobieski is a freelance writer whose pieces have appeared inInvestor’s Business DailyHuman EventsReason Magazine and the ChicagoSun-Times among other publications.              


"The costs of illegal immigration are being carefully hidden by Democrats."

Accounting for these differences reveals that California's real poverty rate is 20.6 percent – the highest in America, and nearly twice the national average of 12.7 percent.

"The public schools indoctrinate their young charges to hate this country and the rule of law. Illegal aliens continue overwhelming the state, draining California’s already depleted public services while endangering our lives, the rule of law, and public safety for all citizens."


"America’s elites, now overwhelmingly represented by the Democratic Party, have a single overriding interest: their self-indulgent lifestyle."

Class Conflict within the Democratic Party

Over many decades, the American Left, the Democratic Party and their mutual propaganda arm, the self-styled “mainstream media,” have successfully portrayed conservatives and the Republican Party as a coalition of the wealthy and intolerant.  Further, the Democrats and the left have claimed that they are the true champions of the working or middle class as they unceasingly fight to defeat and marginalize this evil menace. 
The reality, however, is that this cabal has virtually no interest in defending or aiding the working class as they are, in fact, the party of a bifurcated constituency: the wealthy and those dependent on the largess of the government.
Of the fifty wealthiest congressional districts throughout the country, the Democrats now represent forty-one.  Of the remaining nine represented by Republicans, three are in Texas, the only red state on the list of fifty districts. Not coincidentally the residents of these same fifty districts are supposedly among the most well-educated and sophisticated.  This transformative process is not a recent phenomenon as the trend began in the 1980’s and accelerated rapidly in the early 2000’s.
America’s elites, now overwhelmingly represented by the Democratic Party, have a single overriding interest: their self-indulgent lifestyle.  This is manifested in their mistaken belief that conservatives (i.e. the “right”) are hell bent on enforcing their version of morality on the nation, thus potentially calling into question the lifestyles of the rich and solipsistic. 
The veracity of this claim is immaterial as it would require an element of deliberation not emotion --  a trait in extremely short supply among the nation’s privileged class, nearly all of whom have difficulty in generating an original thought due to the ill-education rampant in America’s universities.  Thus, the mindless accusations of racism, misogyny and Fascism directed at the conservative rubes in middle America are acceptable, and in far too many instances believed, particularly as many had the temerity to vote for Donald Trump – who, although wealthy and Ivy League educated, is considered the ultimate unsophisticated rube.
As conservatives are the dominant force in the Republican Party and this nation cannot function politically with more than two major political parties, the alternative is the Democratic Party.  An entity dominated by the American Left, an assemblage whose core philosophy is antithetical to the interests of the wealthy and privileged.  Yet, determined to protect their lifestyles and vilify conservatives, they willingly ally with the left and overwhelmingly support virtually any Democratic candidate.  In the recent 2018 mid-terms, Democratic House candidates outspent their Republican opponents by a two to one margin thanks primarily to this wealthy but myopic assemblage. 
Their colleagues in the Democratic Party, and the preponderance of the membership, are those dependent on the largess of the federal and state governments.  On the other hand, the growing segment of the citizenry who are working and self-sufficient are increasingly joining those who believe in limited government in migrating to the Republican Party-- a process that is accelerating with the policies and tactics of Donald Trump in combating the entrenched left and their determination to culturally and economically transform the nation.  The Republican Party will inevitably become the party of the working or middle class.  As such, they could potentially dominate the political agenda for the foreseeable future.
The left and the Democratic Party, in order to offset this possibility, must aggressively seek to increase the number of dependents by promoting the legalization and ultimate citizenship for untold millions of illegal immigrants and promising all Americans cradle to grave economic security.  In order to enact this strategy to defeat the Republicans, the left must have the active participation and financial support of the nation’s wealthy-- which they have. 
The Democratic Party has evolved into essentially an incompatible two-tier class-driven entity encompassing the nation’s wealthiest and the nation’s poorest.  Nonetheless, it is at present a convenient home for the elites to hold off the imaginary horde of conservatives outside their gilded doors. 
However, the voting numbers within the party are overwhelmingly with those who generally support the leftist philosophies of redistribution (e.g. socialized medicine and guaranteed incomes) and curtailing of freedom (e.g. speech, assembly and religion).  While it may not manifest itself to the affluent who have cast their lot with the Democrats, the redistribution of wealth must, by necessity, come from the wealthy, as that is where the bulk of the nation’s wealth resides.   It is also this same small-in-numbers group that benefits the most from freedom of speech and assembly. 
Once fully embroiled in this marriage of convenience, a divorce will be impossible as the co-inhabitant of the Democratic Party, the dependent class, must continue grow in order to electorally defeat the Republicans and protect the left’s agenda.  Further, the oversold expectations promulgated by the left will never be satisfied regardless of how many promises are made or token redistributive programs are enacted by the current ruling class.  Only a complete transformation of this nation into a failed socialist state will satiate the left, their acolytes and their attendant army of dependency.  A goal more in reach than ever thanks to the inability of the nation’s elites to give a damn about the future of the country.
There is not a more short-sighted and self-absorbed group of citizens in this nation than the white, wealthy well-educated urban and suburban voters.  They are willing to rend the fabric of this nation in order to protect their privilege and lifestyle.  While the vast majority of Americans will ultimately pay the price, the current ruling class and their progeny will have far more to lose. 

This figure includes 2.4 million illegal aliens, although a recent study from Yale University suggests that the true number of aliens is at least double that.  Modifying the initial figure implies that nearly one in three Californians is an immigrant.  This is not to disparage California's immigrant population, but it is madness to deny that such a large influx of people has changed California's society and economy.

Importantly, immigrants vote Democrat by a ratio higher than 2:1, according to a report from the Center for Immigration Studies.  In California, immigration has increased the pool of likely Democrat voters by nearly 5 million people, compared to just 2.4 million additional likely Republican voters.  Not only does this almost guarantee Democratic victories, but it also shifts California's political midpoint to the left.  This means that to remain competitive in elections, the Republicans must abandon or soften many conservative positions so as to cater to the center.
California became a Democratic stronghold not because Californians became socialists, but because millions of socialists moved there.  Immigration turned California blue, and immigration is ultimately to blame for California's high poverty level.


It Pays to be Illegal in California


 By JENNIFER G. HICKEY  May 10, 2018 

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


All that “cheap” labor is staggeringly expensive!

"Most Californians, who have seen their taxes increase while public services deteriorate, already know the impact that mass illegal immigration is having on their communities, but even they may be shocked when they learn just how much of a drain illegal immigration has become." FAIR President Dan Stein.

Californians bear an enormous fiscal burden as a result of an illegal alien population estimated at almost 3 million residents. The annual expenditure of state and local tax dollars on services for that population is $25.3 billion. That total amounts to a yearly burden of about $2,370 for a household headed by a U.S. citizen.



The Gospel According to Nancy: No Borders, Kill Babies (UNLESS THEY'RE LA RAZA ANCHOR BABIES!)

Tucker Carlson pointed out a few days ago how the already insufferable leader of the Congressional Democrats has recently been "ordained….an archbishop in the church of progressive sanctimony."  For a while now, Nancy Pelosi's been the country's expert on morality (e.g., border wall: immoral; abortion on demand: moral).  She's now taken to telling the country how much she prays, and she's urging others to do it, too – at least that old sinner, Donald Trump.  After last Thursday's televised squabble in the Oval Office, Pelosi shared with reporters how she told Trump she was praying for him and urged the president (whom she also called a "skunk" while ridiculing his manhood) to accept the Democrats' budget proposal with no funding for a border wall.  "In fact," she said with stomach-turning piety, "I asked him to pray over it."
When a smug person ends an argument by telling you to "pray over it," she's really saying, "Ask God.  He knows I'm right!"
Summarizing her and Chuck Schumer's meeting with Trump, she told the media, "I myself thought we should open the meeting with a prayer, which I did.  I told him about King Solomon, when he was to become king of the Jews, he prayed to God, he said: 'I need you to give me great understanding and wisdom, Lord.'"
King Solomon is Pelosi's favorite Bible character, especially because he proposed solving a problem by cutting a baby in half. 
Now Sister Nancy's praying for Trump to keep the government open so federal employees can finish their Christmas shopping.
It's an axiom that if a conservative says his faith informs his political decisions, he'll be condemned for establishing a state religion, while liberals get to veer back and forth over the church-state centerline as freely as those motorists who love to text while driving.  Right now the liberal media are applauding the way Pelosi "schooled President Donald Trump about the Bible," but it's not clear why.  It's not as if they're suddenly in favor of anyone being schooled in the Bible, especially anyone in a public classroom
Pelosi never bats an eye without a political motive.  This Saint Nancy act might be her attempt to occupy the spiritual high ground that, obviously, Donald Trump has shown no interest in occupying himself.  Pelosi wouldn't dare try this with a president like George W. Bush, who, while he didn't boast about his piety on TV, was recognized as genuine in his Christian faith – prompting the left's usual reaction: Ross Douthat wrote in 2006 that "the fear of theocracy has become a defining panic of the Bush era."
Theology was less of an issue for liberals during the Obama years; he was their messiah, and they just worshiped him.  Meantime, Obama conspicuously dissed orthodox Christians with everything from calculated snubs and criticism to gratuitously tormenting the Little Sisters of the Poor, all the while devotedly celebrating the unblemished virtues of Islam.  In 2015, Hillary bluntly stated that "[d]eep-seated ... religious beliefs ... have to be changed" to accommodate the unlimited abortion license.  Then, last year, Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez said it is "not negotiable" that "[e]very Democrat" support abortion.  Pelosi tried to mitigate Perez's remarks by saying "of course" there's room for pro-lifers in the Democratic Party, but try to find one who's not actually voting Perez-style.
This year, Pelosi watched the Democrats lurch wildly to the extreme left.  For decades before that, they were trusted allies in the left's war on conventional morality and religion (except Islam!) for being repressive, patriarchal, and counterrevolutionary.  It may be that, alarmed that the Democrat brand has become too materialistic, amoral, and atheist, she thinks she can give it religion.  Maybe she can draw an unfavorable comparison between the reprobate and undisciplined Donald Trump and herself: the "ardent, practicing Catholic," who exhorts the President to beg for "the great understanding and wisdom" that she (and Chuck Schumer?) have already been granted by God.  Haven't Republicans marched under the banner of morality and Christian values long enough?  Now that they've elected the unholy Trump, why can't the Democrats seize that banner for themselves?
For one thing, because no evangelical or conservative Catholic would ever buy it.  Sure, the Democratic Party is crowded with Catholics, but the serious ones left years ago.  The leading unserious Catholic is Pelosi herself, who professes her devotion to the faith but does it while living in open, willful defiance of the Church's crystal-clear teaching against abortion: "It is the teaching of the Catholic Church from the very beginning that the killing of an unborn child is always intrinsically evil and can never be justified."
When her duplicity threatened to become an issue in 2004, Pelosi pretended that, moved by her "ardent" devotion to the Church, she had been studying the Church's teaching on the beginning of life "a long time," and she stated falsely to Tom Brokaw on Meet the Press that the Church has never defined it.  Asked when human life begins, she replied, "We don't know," and that "[t]he point is, that it shouldn't have an impact on the woman's right to choose" – the "it" being when a human life begins, which shouldn't have an impact on the decision to get an abortion.  Easy mistake to make when your catechism is Roe v. Wade.
Later, when a reporter mentioned the Gosnell infanticides and challenged her own support for partial-birth abortion, an agitated Pelosi snarled back that "[a]s a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when we talk about this[.] ... This shouldn't have anything to do with politics."  But as a politician, she never stops talking about it, and the sacred ground she was talking about wasn't human life, but the exercise of a mother's "free will" to terminate her child.  In response, New York's Cardinal Egan said, "Anyone who dares to defend that [the unborn] may be legitimately killed because another human being 'chooses' to do so or for any other equally ridiculous reason should not be providing leadership in a civilized democracy worthy of the name."  Her own bishop reluctantly corrected her misstatements in a public letter, necessitated by "the widespread consternation among Catholics" of her deliberate distortions of  Catholic doctrine.  Pope Benedict counseled her, in person, on the Church's express teaching, "which enjoins all Catholics, and especially legislators," to protect "human life at all stages of its development."  Pelosi, " the respectful Catholic" who presumed to tell Trump to pray for wisdom, emerged from thatmeeting no wiser for it, obtusely extolling the "Church's leadership in fighting poverty, hunger and global warming." 
Jesus warned against hypocrites who make a public display of praying "that they may be seen by men."  The way Pelosi pretends to exemplify "prayerful" politics, and the way she told Trump "in private" that she's praying for him – and immediately announced it in a televised press conference – is pure Pelosi: cynical, addlebrained, phony.  If it might hurt Trump, she'll pontificate how every MS-13 killer retains a "spark of divinity," then goes right back to her life's work snuffing out that spark from 60 million innocents and counting.  The Bible never says it's intrinsically evil to build a wall or protect a border, but it's still got that commandment against murder. 
Let the Democrats canonize this Pharisee if they need a patron saint.  Her feast day can fall on January 22.
T.R. Clancy looks at the world from Dearborn, Michigan.  You can email him at


The Schumer & Pelosi show

Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, the twin nutters of Congress, were certain they could beat Trump at his own game, but have made fools of themselves, as usual.  The stand-off is not over but with each passing day, the Democrats reveal more of their anti-American, pro-illegal immigration agenda.  Conservatives have been sounding the alarm for years: Democrats do not care about American citizens!  
We are an annoying inconvenience, especially those of us who do not buy what they are selling.  We vote against them, which makes them angry.  They lash out at us, call us names, impugn our intelligence with fervor.  All of the late-night comics, the Bill Mahers of the comedy branch of the entertainment industry, are especially venal.  Jimmy Kimmel has decried those who have contributed to the GoFundMe page to fund the border wall as meth addicts.  It was begun by a Vet, Brad Kolfage, who lost three limbs and it's raised nearly $15m.  
It appears that Democratic members of Congress are as snowflakey as millennials on our university campuses. They assume that anyone who opposes their ridiculous socialist, genderless, climate-alarmist, virtue-signaling directives is a Neanderthal, unfit to have an opinion.  It is then thoroughly acceptable to malign such people, those of us who oppose every aspect of their anti-America-as-founded agenda, in any and every  disgusting manner they can devise. 
The left is all about identity politics.  They assign all of us to a group -- racial, class, and/or all of their fabricated gender categories.  The right is all about individuals, their character, their talent, their contributions to society.  We do not care about skin color, economic class or sexual orientation.  We do care about good vs. evil, right vs. wrong.  This makes us quite villainous in the eyes of the left for whom everything is relative. For example, we do not think poverty causes crime, unlearned values of Western Civilization do.  Try to steal an election? It is moral if it takes out an opponent.  We are, it appears, the left vs. the right, very different on a neurological level. 
Schumer and Pelosi have armed guards whenever they are amongst the public.  But they are both fervent in their quest to deny us the right to bear arms and to prevent a wall on the southern border to protect us from the flood of lethal drugs that flow into the US.  They are impervious to the crimes of the barbaric gangs like MS13, no matter how many innocent Americans they kill.  They do not give a thought to the many illegals from terrorist nations that also seek to enter the country on a daily basis.  Schumer, Pelosi and their willing subjects in Congress ignore completely the horrific hazards that cross the border every day.  They want cheap labor, no matter how many Americans are left jobless, and they want, more than anything, a dependent underclass whom they mean to give the right to vote.  They already vote anyway, thanks to the Left's rejection of Common-sense voter ID.
If there were a television program based on Schumer and Pelosi, it would have to be a comedy; the two of them are so inept, so childish. They would be  Dumb and Dumber redux.  Each of them seems to believe they run the country and can dictate to the president how he will govern. They demand that Trump abandon the wall.  They have no intention of compromising; they only want to deny Trump and his supporters what they want -- border security that works.  So enraged, so benighted, by Trump's presidency, they would rather see us overrun by migrants from third-world nations, like those who have destroyed the UK, Germany, Sweden, and the rest of Europe, than protect America as a sovereign nation.
The "government shutdown" is just a ploy, many times overused by now, relatively meaningless to the lives of most Americans. The Schumer & Pelosi show will do everything they can to hype it as a disaster, but we all know it is nothing of the kind.  Trump must hold out for funding of the wall.  
While there have been some bad actors in our government in the past, Schumer and Pelosi are the worst of the worst.  They are equally arrogant, each thoroughly ignorant of reality beyond the bubble of wealth and privilege they inhabit.  They both believe themselves to be smarter than the rest of us, when in fact they are both really dim bulbs, long past their sell-by date.  Yes, Pelosi is good at raising money; how and why is a mystery.  That each of them is repeatedly re-elected does not say much for their constituents' familiarity with the Constitution, the law, American history or the facts in their own communities.  
San Francisco, Pelosi's district is now a hell-hole but for her walled compound.  New York too, like California, is a state that residents are fleeing as fast as they can.  Both states have been destroyed by moonbatty leftists; high taxes, dumbing down of education for political purposes, and the sacrifice of common sense to global warming alarmists.  Schumer and Pelosi have for years been on board with every silly attempt to restructure, to transform, American society.  They both jumped on the Obama bandwagon the moment he was elected.  Along with Obama, they are responsible for incalculable damage done to this country over the eight years of that administration.  While their constant appearances on television are so often humorous (Pelosi's silly, practiced hand gestures and Schumer's relentless badgering of Trump),  they are not one bit funny.  They are just loathsome.


Pelosi's Stake in Illegal Immigration

The Minuteman Project, founded by Jim Gilchrist (who is also the co-author of the book Minutemen: The Battle to Secure America’s Borders), is made up of citizen volunteers who watch our border with Mexico and report illegal entry to the border patrol. For performing that thankless task in full compliance with the law, Gilchrist and his colleagues have been falsely maligned as fascists, racists, and even murderers. They have been driven off the speaker’s platform at Columbia University and vilified by Leftist politicians and their handmaidens in the liberal press.
So it was no surprise that the mainstream media chose to ignore a recent press release, issued by his publisher, in which Gilchrist asked the question about Nancy Pelosi’s ethics that should be on the minds of every law-abiding American – including those immigrants who are following the law to become citizens here the proper way: “Do we really need a House Speaker whose every action is calculated to enhance her own financial interests, instead of focusing on how porous borders will affect the security of everyday American citizens?”
Gilchrist did not stop there. He demanded an investigation into Pelosi’s “economic stake in just the kind of illegal alien exploitation that we deplore in Minutemen.” But you would never know it from the liberal media, who - while ignoring this demand - have had no compunctions in calling for Speaker Hastert’s head in the wake of the Foley page controversy.
Gilchrist was reacting to my report several weeks ago in FrontPage Magazine that Pelosi – who owns non-union vineyards in Napa Valley where grape-picking depends chiefly on the availability of cheap foreign labor – is doing everything she can to help open the floodgates to more illegal immigration. And she wants the American taxpayers to pay their way. As even more proof of this than I previously reported, Pelosi does not want employers like her to be required to pay the cost of illegal aliens’ hospital care. She voted against a bill that would make employers liable for the reimbursements if an undocumented employee seeks medical attention. And she voted in favor of rewarding illegal aliens from Mexico with Social Security benefits.
At the same time, Pelosi has led the Democratic opposition to any effective border controls or documentation requirements. She opposed the Secure Fence Act of 2006, signed into law by President Bush, and voted against final passage of a border security and enforcement bill in 2005 which required that all businesses must use an electronic system to check if all new hires have the legal right to work in this country. She voted against a bill to bar drivers' licenses for illegal aliens in 2005. This year she opposed legislation requiring presentation of a legitimate government-issued photo ID to prove eligibility to vote, claiming that “there is little evidence anywhere in the country of a significant problem with non-citizen voters.” She is dead wrong. For example, an accused terrorist by the name of Nuradin Abdi was just recently reported to have illegally registered to vote at the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Nuradin Abdi was indicted earlier this year as part of a conspiracy to blow up the Columbus Mall.
How many other terrorist suspects may have slipped through the system because Leftists like Pelosi oppose any meaningful screens? Instead she continues to advocate our recognition of the flimsy, non-validated ID card that the Mexican consulates provide to illegal aliens before they cross over our border, called the “matricula consular”, which gives them phony documentation to set up bank accounts, apply for jobs, obtain social benefits, board airplanes, identify themselves to police, enter buildings that require IDs, obtain drivers’ licenses and then perhaps use those drivers’ licenses to try to illegally register to vote in our elections.
Pelosi also believes in giving sanctuary to illegal aliens. She opposed legislation to deny federal homeland security funding to state and local governments who refuse to share information they learn about an individual's immigration status with Federal immigration authorities. Pelosi’s hometown of San Francisco is one of the sanctuary cities she voted to protect for the benefit of illegal aliens. Pelosi even voted against strengthening our immigration law with regard to the deportability of alien terrorists.
Jim Gilchrist cut to the chase with this devastating observation that the mainstream media does not want you to read:
"As we’ve shown again and again in ‘Minutemen,’ the Democrats aren’t just hypocrites, but are working actively to subvert our legislative system to their own ends. Their only goal is votes, votes and more votes, no matter where they come from, no matter if they’re cast legally, no matter whether the person casting them is dead, alive, a citizen or an illegal alien."
Pelosi sees Jim Gilchrist’s Minutemen Project as a threat to her pro-illegal alien agenda. More illegal aliens mean more votes for the Democrats and more grape-pickers for Napa Valley vineyards like hers. So she even voted against a measure that would have cut off the use of U.S. taxpayers’ funds to tip off illegal aliens as to where the Minutemen citizen patrols may be located! She obviously wants to see the Minutemen put out of business – permanently. She can count on the liberal press to distort the work of the Minutemen and to keep out of the public eye Gilchrist’s pointed questions about her motivations for helping illegal aliens during the run-up to the mid-term elections that may make her the next Speaker of the House.
Gilchrist, of course, is accustomed to being vilified and prevented by the Left from getting his message out. In early October, he was prevented from finishing his speech at the "Minutemen Forum" sponsored by the Columbia College Republicans. Gilchrist had spoken for just a few minutes and managed to utter the words “I love the First Amendment” when a group of radical protestors took the stage and interrupted him, displaying a big banner saying "There are no illegals." More protestors then stormed the stage. Chaos erupted and the audience members who had come to hear Gilchrist speak never got the chance, which was precisely the protestors’ objective. As reported online by the staff of Columbia’s undergraduate newspaper, “a mosh pit of triumphal students and community members danced and chanted outside, "Asian, Black, Brown and White, we smashed the Minutemen tonight!" They also put out a statement declaring:

“The Minutemen are not a legitimate voice in the debate on immigration. They are a racist, armed militia who have declared open hunting season on immigrants, causing countless hate crimes and over 3000 deaths on the border. Why should exploitative corporations have free passes between nations, but individual people not? No human being is illegal.” (Emphasis added)
We have come to the point in this country where a bunch of radical protestors get to decide who is and who is not a legitimate voice in the debate on as critical a public policy issue as immigration. Such Leftists think that migration in a borderless world is a basic human right. They want no barriers, no guards, and no proof of lawful residency. They certainly do not want the Minutemen watching the border and reporting illegal entry to the authorities.
Leftist slogans like “no human being is illegal” are red herrings. It is not the human being who is illegal; it is what the human being does that may be illegal. One’s conduct is the test, not simply who one is. Immigrants who follow our rules are welcome here. Those who do not abide by our laws have no right to be here. A person who breaks into your house without your permission does not deserve room, board and a job as a reward, even if the intruder may be much poorer than you. He has broken the law and deserves to be punished for what he has done. Our country’s boundaries and rules for entry and residency similarly define who is permitted to be here and how we choose to protect ourselves. We are a land of immigrants, but we are also a land of laws with certain core values. Those seeking to enter our country and remain here must learn to accommodate to our laws and values, not the other way around. That is the way prior generations of immigrants did it, including those who passed through Ellis Island. Why should the law be thrown aside now?
What we are witnessing is a frontal challenge to our nation’s sovereignty. Mexico’s Foreign Secretary wants to drag us before the United Nations for intending to build a fence on our side of the border with our money to keep out aliens who seek to enter our country illegally. They will probably get a sympathetic ear as some UN bureaucrats believe there should be no such thing as “illegal” immigrants in the first place. For the first time in our history, Americans are being asked to cede the right to decide how we define ourselves as a nation and protect our own borders to a globalist governance body. Will Pelosi lead her liberal loyalists as House Speaker to support the UN against America’s right to control its own borders? Do we really want to risk finding out?
It is high time, as Jim Gilchrist demanded in the press release ignored by the mainstream media, that Pelosi come clean under oath as to her personal stake in the illegal immigration issue before she can do even more damage as House Speaker.

Sunday bombshell: Pool for deportation is up to 1 million illegals who have already had due process

Sunday morning's network talking head shows yielded one eye-popping statement.
"They're ready to just perform their mission, which is to go and find and detain and then deport the approximately one million people who have final removal orders," Acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli said on "Face the Nation" on Sunday, referring to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) branch charged with removal operations.
Cuccinelli, an immigration hardliner who took the helm of the agency last month, said it is within ICE's discretion to determine who among those with final orders of deportation will be targeted in operations, suggesting the full pool of approximately one million immigrants might not face deportation after all.
"They've been all the way through the due process and have final removal orders. Who among those will be targeted for this particular effort ... is really just information kept within ICE at this point," he added. "The pool of those with final removal orders is enormous."
The number one million has tremendous resonance: it is what first comes to mind as a really big number.  It signals "mass deportations" — a bugaboo for Democrats and advocates of illegal immigration.
Having Cuccinelli lay out this number serves two functions.
1. It is a signal to Trump's base that he will deliver on their concerns about illegal immigration.  Many are disappointed that the border wall has not been completed or even adequately funded.  Trump needs them to turn out in 2020.  He cannot afford to discourage them.
2. It is also bait to lure the Democrats into hysteria over "dividing families" and all the other heartstring-tugging memes they can devise.  Trump wants this reaction because the Democrats, by advocating for people who have received due process and have flouted court orders, are defending outright lawlessness.  Let them go out on that limb, and Trump will gladly saw it off during a presidential debate.
Note that Cuccinelli is a former NeverTrump who has agreed to serve in the Trump administration.  If he handles this well, there may be greater things ahead for him, as he is a very smart and capable guy.  I don't know him well, but I have spoken to him and regard him as rock-solid, despite his early reservations about and serious opposition to Trump's nomination.
Speaking with the White House in the background makes it unmistakable that he is on board and speaking for the president.
Ilhan Omar: We Should Debate Whether to Eliminate All Border and Immigration Enforcement Agencies

By Matt Vespa, July 5, 2019

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Providing free, American taxpayer-funded healthcare to all illegal aliens is just the latest effort to use mass immigration to turn the United States into the sanctuary state of California, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) says.

As Breitbart News reported, the majority of 2020 Democrat presidential candidates have endorsed a plan to force taxpayers to pay for free healthcare for all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living across the country. The plan would cost taxpayers at least $660 billion a decade.
Brooks told SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Tonight that Democrats’ “primary motivation” behind offering healthcare to illegal aliens is not compassion, but rather an effort to transform the U.S. into the state of California through mass illegal and legal immigration.
Brooks said:
The motivation for all for this is even worse. They don’t have compassion for these illegal aliens. That’s not their primary motivation. Their primary motivation is the desire to acquire raw political power. That’s what it’s all about. [Emphasis added]
If you limit votes to American citizens, Democrats do not fair to well with us. So what they’re trying to do is import people who do not understand the foundational principles that have combined to make America a great nation and who … are much more likely to vote Democrat once Democrats give them voting rights. [Emphasis added]
Brooks detailed how California, the state where former President Ronald Reagan was governor, has been forever changed due to the country’s mass illegal and legal immigration policy that imports about 1.5 million foreign nationals a year.
“Let’s learn from history. California used to be a purple state. Remember, Ronald Reagan came from there … the Democrats have flooded California with noncitizens,” Brooks said. “And why do noncitizens vote Democrat so often? Well, let’s look at illegal aliens. The data shows that 70 percent of households that have an illegal alien in them are on welfare. The data shows that 60 percent of households that have a lawful immigrant in them are on welfare. So, you’ve got three different themes that the Democrat Party now relies on: One is racism, two is sexism, and three is socialism.”
“In California, what used to be a purple state, now out of 53 congressional seats, only seven are Republican … 46 are Democrat and seven are Republican,” Brooks said. “So they have seen how that strategy of importation of foreign voters has worked in California. They’re trying to do it in Texas, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, in every state where they can possibly do it. They want to flood the voting booths with people who are dependent on welfare and who do not understand the principles that have made us a great nation. That’s how they change the voter pool and they’re doing it successfully.”
Health insurance expert Linda Blumberg told the New York Times that any of the Democrats’ plans that offer free health care to illegal aliens is could likely to drive a mass migration of foreigners with “serious health problems to enter the country or remain longer than their visas allow in order to get government-funded care.”
Likely U.S. voters, by a majority, said they oppose being forced to pay for the healthcare of millions of illegal aliens living in the country, as Breitbart News reported. The latest Rasmussen Reports poll found that 55 percent of voters said they opposed such a plan, including 8-in-10 Republican voters, about 6-in-10 swing voters, and 62 percent of middle-class voters.
In the next two decades, should the country’s legal immigration policy go unchanged, the U.S. is set to import about 15 million new foreign-born voters. About eight million of these new foreign-born voters will have arrived through the process known as “chain migration,” whereby newly naturalized citizens are allowed to bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the country.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder

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