“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
How many times have you heard the carefully worded claims from
media “experts” about how immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than
citizens? If you follow the news at all closely I’m guessing it’s been fairly
often. Of course, the careful wording is required so they don’t have to invoke
the phrase “illegal immigrants” (i.e. illegal aliens) and ruin their narrative.
Nearly 3 percent of illegal immigrants in
Arizona end up in state prison or jail during the course of a year — four times
the rate of U.S. citizens and legal residents, according to a study that uses
federal reimbursements for prisons and jails to try to calculate one of the
most important yet elusive statistics in the immigration debate.
In New Jersey, illegal immigrants are incarcerated five times
more often, and rates on the West Coast are triple that of legal residents and
citizens, according to the study by the Federation for American Immigration
FAIR based its calculations on
federal government reimbursements to states and localities under the State
Criminal Alien Assistance Program, which pays some of the costs for holding
illegal immigrants in prisons and jails. To make the payments, the federal
government must determine whether an inmate is definitely or possibly in the
One important feature of this study is that it’s only looking at
people who have definitely been convicted of a crime, not simply arrested or
suspected. Also, as I noted above, this study draws a distinction between legal
immigrants (who arguably have the lowest rate of criminal convictions) and
illegal aliens. A previous Arizona
study done by John Lott found the same thing, though with a
smaller population sample.
It’s worth noting that this methodology has drawn criticism. The
SCAAP data measures a different set of prisoners than other samples, leading
some critics to question whether the results would be the same if we looked at
the entire prison and jail population. I’ll leave that one for the
statisticians to sort out, but overall trends still appear to conform with
previous attempts at quantifying these numbers.
So what does that mean in terms of the current policy debate
over illegal immigration, the wall and all the rest? Our friend Jeff Dunetz weighed in on
that question and concludes that significantly reducing illegal
immigration could only produce lower crime rates.
The above crime numbers and rates
for illegal immigrants reflect offenses that would not have happened, or at the
very least would be significantly reduced if the U.S borders were secured and
illegal immigrants were not permitted into the country. Border Protection
agents and Ice officials, the people on the ground, tell us that barriers work.
The victims of those 121,984 crimes can thank liberals and Democrats for not
taking action to prevent their victimhood.
Yet again, we should remind ourselves that these numbers fail to
deal with the underlying fact that every illegal alien is committing a crime
simply by being in the country. In that sense, the crime rate among illegals is
technically 100% before you even begin counting other violations of the law.
But that sort of view is considered heresy on the left and in much of the media
Fact Check: Yes, Americans Burdened with Cost of Mass Illegal Immigration
During President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address (SOTU), the president asserted that it is working- and middle-class Americans who are left paying the price for unchecked, mass illegal immigration to the United States.
“Meanwhile, working-class Americans are left to pay the price for mass illegal migration — reduced jobs, lower wages, overburdened schools and hospitals, increased crime, and a depleted social safety net,” Trump said.
It is true that working- and middle-class Americans are forced to subsidize mass illegal immigration to the country. Every year, illegal immigration of hundreds of thousands of illegal alien residents costs American taxpayers about $116 billion.
As Trump noted, America’s working and middle class also are burdened with stagnant and crushed wages as they are forced to compete against cheaper, illegal alien workers. In California, specifically, a flood of illegal immigration to the state depressed construction worker wages from $45 an hour in the 1980s to now $11 an hour.
In the last decade alone, the U.S. admitted ten million legal immigrants, forcing American workers to compete against a growing population of low-wage workers. Meanwhile, employers are able to reduce wages and drive up their profit margins thanks to the annual low-skilled immigration scheme.
The Washington, DC-imposed mass immigration policy is a boon to corporate executives, Wall Street, big business, and multinational conglomerates as every one percent increase in the immigrant composition of an occupation’s labor force reduces Americans’ hourly wages by 0.4 percent. Every one percent increase in the immigrant workforce reduces Americans’ overall wages by 0.8 percent.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.
IN THE LAST TWO YEARS, ICE OFFICERS MADE 266,000 ARRESTS OF ALIENS WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS, INCLUDING THOSE CHARGED OR CONVICTED OF 100,000 ASSAULTS, 30,000 S EX CRIMES, AND 4,000 VIOLENT K ILLINGS. OVER THE YEARS, THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS HAVE BEEN BRUTALLY K ILLED BY THOSE WHO ILLEGALLY ENTERED OUR COUNTRY, AND THOUSANDS MORE LIVES WILL BE LOST IF WE DON'T ACT RIGHT NOW.
PRESIDENT TRUMP INVITES 3 GENERATIONS OF ELDERLY COUPLE MURDERED BY ILLEGAL ALIEN
(A brief side note. In its commitment to fighting 'fake news' by pushing 'fact check' spam from Snopes, the top Google result for Gerald and Sharon David, the Reno couple murdered by an illegal alien is Snopes spam which falsely casts doubt on the story. This is another example of Google distorting search results for political reasons while spreading fake news in the name of fighting fake news.)
President Trump's invited guests to the State of the Union include Debra Bissell, Heather Armstrong, and Madison Armstrong.
These three strong women are the daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter of the victims of a horrifying illegal alien murder.
Gerald and Sharon David of Reno, Nevada, were tragically murdered in their home in Nevada by an illegal immigrant in January 2019. The terrible loss has devastated both their community and three generations of their family who will be represented at the State of the Union: the Davids’ daughter Debra, granddaughter Heather, and great-granddaughter Madison.
Those were not the only murders that the Salvadoran illegal alien committed, but they were particularly shocking.
Cates said Gerald David used his time as the Reno Rodeo Association president in 2006 to promote a breast cancer awareness campaign by getting the group’s cowboys to show they were “tough enough to wear pink shirts.”
“You walk into a room and his presence will just command attention. He was a true leader,” Cates said.
Sharon David was “exuberant” and “bubbly” and “loved animals to the hills,” he said. She was a former director of the rodeo.
Renken belonged to an antique automobile club and was known as the friendly driver of a Ford Model A who was always volunteering to help.
Robin Reedy, who was also in the Carson-Tahoe Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America, said she was surprised to learn Renken’s age.
“I would never have known she was 74 by the way she acted,” she said.
Koontz, who worked at a Walmart and as a manicurist at a local salon, was remembered by co-workers Tuesday as a positive woman who loved wearing bright colors. Her Walmart colleagues wore memorial buttons with her picture.
She was “the only person I know that could come to work wearing lime green glasses and lime green crocs and rock it,” said Teri Bower, who works at the store.
Koontz and her daughter were best friends, Bower said, and the mother had saved up money and surprised her daughter with a trip to Las Vegas for her 21st birthday in December.
Bower said the killings had shaken the quiet community where everyone knows everyone and big news is a pending storm “or a bear running down Main Street.”
“This does not happen around here,” Bower said. “It’s crazy.”
It will happen everywhere until a wall and the will to put an end to it rise.
WATCH: Trump Honors Angel Family of Nevada Couple Allegedly Murdered by Illegal Alien
President Donald Trump in his State of the Union Address (SOTU) honored the Angel Family of Gerald and Sharon David, the Nevada couple who was allegedly murdered in their home in January by an illegal alien.
On Tuesday evening, Trump honored the daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter of 81-year-old Gerald David and 80-year-old Sharon David who were reportedly murdered by 19-year-old Wilbur Ernesto Martinez-Guzman who had been living illegally in the U.S.
Debra Bissell, Heather Armstrong, and Madison Armstrong were honored by Trump during the SOTU address:
Here tonight is Debra Bissell. Just three weeks ago, Debra’s parents, Gerald and Sharon, were burglarized and shot to death in their Reno, Nevada, home by an illegal alien. They were in their eighties and are survived by four children, 11 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Also here tonight are Gerald and Sharon’s granddaughter, Heather, and great‑granddaughter, Madison. [Emphasis added]
To Debra, Heather, Madison, please stand: Few can understand your pain. But I will never forget, and I will fight for the memory of Gerald and Sharon, that it should never happen again. [Emphasis added]
Not one more American life should be lost because our Nation failed to control its very dangerous border. [Emphasis added]
Debra Bissell, Heather Armstrong, and Madison Armstrong. (White House)
In a confession to police weeks ago, authorities said Martinez-Guzman admitted to murdering Gerald and Sharon David using a gun he stole from their house.
Martinez-Guzman has family currently living in Carson City, Nevada — including his mother and some siblings — and has been living illegally in the U.S. for at least a year.
Gerald and Sharon David were both beloved members of the south Reno community where they were heavily involved with the Reno Rodeo Association. Gerald was president of the organization in 2006 and Sharon was a member of the group.
“This is just a hard day for everyone,” current Reno Rodeo Association President Mike Torvinen told the media when their murder was revealed to the public.
The illegal alien is being held currently on a $500,000 bail but will be ineligible for bail once he is transferred over to Washoe County by authorities.
A trial date has not yet been announced for the murder case.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder
Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute has testified before a Congressional committee that in 2004, 95% of all outstanding warrants for murder in Los Angeles were for illegal aliens; in 2000, 23% of all Los Angeles County jail inmates were illegal aliens and that in 1995, 60% of Los Angeles’s largest street gang, the 18th Street gang, were illegal aliens.
The Department of Defense is moving 250 active duty military personnel to the Texas border in response to the arrival of Central American migrants near Eagle Pass. The troops are being moved from assignments in Arizona.
Acting Department of Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan authorized the movement of active duty military personnel from border security assignments in Arizona previously ordered by President Donald Trump, Captain Bill Speaks, USN, told Breitbart News on Wednesday. He said the orders from the DOD secretary come “in response to migrant caravan activity currently approaching the Texas border.”
More than 1,700 Central American migrants arrived in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, this week, Breitbart News reported. Mexican government officials paid for 49 buses to move the migrants to the border.
Capt. Speaks said the deployment consists of “military police, medical personnel, and engineers who will support hardening of these (ports of entry).”
Eagle Pass is located in the U.S. Customs and Border Protections’ Del Rio Sector which has already witnessed a 330 percent increase in the apprehension of Family Unit Aliens during the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2018, Breitbart News reported. The region has no physical barriers to prevent illegal border crossings.
A source within CBP told Breitbart News:
CBP continues to monitor the situation regarding several caravans migrating from Central America toward the U.S. border. We continually assess the capabilities of our facilities throughout the Southwest border and have been making – and will continue to make – necessary preparations. These include participating in operational readiness exercises and the mobilization of resources as needed to ensure the facilitation of lawful trade and travel.
The spokesman explained that since the approach of migrant caravans began in October 2018, “CBP has reinforced staffing to ensure that we are able to address any contingency, with support from interagency partners.”
On Tuesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Neilsen the illegal entry into Texas by the most recent Central American migrant caravan “will not be tolerated.” She also called on Congress to stop its “inexcusable failure to fully fund a needed physical barrier.”
During the State of the Union Address on Tuesday, President Trump chided lawmakers for the “cruel” tolerance for illegal immigration.
“Now is the time for Congress to show the world that America is committed to ending illegal immigration and putting the ruthless coyotes, cartels, drug dealers, and human traffickers out of business,” the president stated. “This is a moral issue. The lawless state of our Southern Border is a threat to the safety, security and financial well-being of all Americans.”
“Tolerance for illegal immigration is not compassionate — it is cruel,” the president stated.
Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior political news contributor for the Breitbart Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.
Washington, D.C. (February 5, 2019) – New analysis from the Center for Immigration Studies highlights how a new bill drafted by Democrats in the House majority reflects just how unserious they are on the subject of border security and immigration control.
Dan Cadman, a Fellow at the Center and the author of the analysis, said, "This new proposal from the Democrats is full of objectionable features. Clearly, House Democrats have no interest in real border security. It freezes Border Patrol agents' resources, severely limits detention space by cutting from the funding requests, and radically expands 'alternatives to detention' instead, a feel-good measure that would fix nothing."
Among other changes, the proposal would limit ICE to 16,500 beds by October 1, when federal fiscal year (FY) 2019 ends. This is so limiting that ICE agents would be in the invidious position of not even having enough space to lock up the hardened criminals it encounters in the interior.
Further, the House bill would apportion massive amounts of funding to radically expand use of alternative-to-detention (ATD) programs instead of actual confinement for immigration law violators. Alternatives to detention have a range of issues. The "pilot program" that demonstrated ATD's effectiveness had various flaws that make it unreliable. ATD can be costly to the taxpayer because it often lasts years. Finally, unlike actual detention, ATD fails to dissuade additional families from making the incredibly perilous journey to the U.S. In fact, it does the opposite, because it ensures the prompt release of detained aliens into the country, many of whom will fail to show up for their court date years later.
In sum, the House Democrats' version of a “smart” border security and immigration control bill is a fraud.
Texas can make a border wall happen. Many worry that courts will block President Donald Trump from building a border wall with funds reprogrammed from other projects under a declaration of an emergency. However, Texas is in the more conservative Fifth Circuit, not the Ninth.
As an attorney who worked for Judicial Watch and more recently for Larry Klayman at Freedom Watch, this topic has prompted legal research by the author.
The border wall should be built exclusively in Texas at first, postponing California, Arizona, and New Mexico until after the Texas border is secure. That will keep lawsuits in the Fifth Circuit and out of the Ninth. Texas can make this happen.
Texas governor Greg Abbott should formally request that the president issue a declaration of an emergency.
Abbott should declare a state-level emergency.
Abbott should ask Texas officials to compile incidents of violence, gang activity, drug-smuggling, human-smuggling, sex-trafficking, etc. to document grounds for an emergency.
Abbott should make demand invoking Article 4, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution that the federal government "shall" protect Texas against "invasion" by armed gangs and criminals.
The Texas Legislature should pass a resolution invoking Article 4, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution that the federal government "shall" protect Texas against "domestic violence" spread from Mexico across the border, including armed gangs and criminals, drug-smuggling, human-smuggling, sex slavery, etc.
Decision-makers need to stop viewing this topic as one single step or as mutually exclusive with other actions. Trump should declare a national emergency while still negotiating with Congress for appropriations. It is not "either-or." He can reprogram funds in a later, separate step.
Section 4, Article 4 of the U.S. Constitution commands the U.S. government – unconditionally – as follows (emphasis added):
"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence."
Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall take all actions the Secretary determines necessary and appropriate to achieve and maintain operational control over the entire international land and maritime borders of the United States, to include the following[:] ... (2) physical infrastructure enhancements to prevent unlawful entry by aliens[.]
The law further mandates that "operational control" means "the prevention of all unlawful entries into the United States, including entries by terrorists, other unlawful aliens, instruments of terrorism, narcotics, and other contraband."
Notice "entire" border. Notice "prevention of all unlawful entries." The act requires "all" of the border to be 100% secure, not just 700 miles, as people say. The secretary of DHS has to decide what type of barrier is best in various sections. But the result must – with no discretion – prevent "all" unauthorized entry.
However, Congress never appropriated sufficient money to fund the construction authorized by the Secure Fence Act. It was yet another lie by politicians. Yet under an emergency, any president can repurpose funds under the authority of 33 U.S. Code §2293.
President Trump's declaration of a national emergency would be unassailable in the courts if backed by a declaration of a state-level emergency; a request from Texas for a declaration of a national emergency; the legislative command of the Secure Fence Act of 2006; and a constitutional command of Article IV, Section 4.
Attorney General Greg Abbott – now governor – sent several letters to President Barack Obama calling for action. One letter responded to bullets fired from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico that struck City Hall in El Paso, Texas on June 30, 2010. See Texas Capitol Report, El Paso Times, June 30, 2010.
Dear Mr. President,
Deadly violence from drug cartels and transnational gangs in Mexico is knocking on the United States' door with ever increasing frequency. Yesterday, gunfire from the cartels pierced that threshold and struck City Hall in El Paso. Fortunately no one was injured or killed. But that good fortune was not the result of effective border control – it was mere luck that the bullets struck buildings rather than bodies.
Luck and good fortune are not effective border enforcement policies. The shocking reality of cross border gunfire proves the cold reality: American lives are at risk. As the attached news article notes: "More than 1,300 people have been murdered in Juárez this year as a war continues relentlessly between the Juárez and Sinaloa drug cartels." Americans must be protected as this deadly war bulges at our border.
Law enforcement officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety and your own U.S. Customs and Border Protection will reveal the hard truth. Our state is under constant assault from illegal activity threatening a porous border.
The time for talk has passed. The time for action is now. The need is urgent. Each day that passes increases the likelihood that an American life will be lost because of the federal government's failure to secure the border.
This threat demands immediate and effective action by your Administration to secure our border. As the Attorney General of Texas, I urge you to make border security your top priority so that no more innocent lives are lost to border violence.
A 48-year-old woman shopping in El Paso was struck in the leg by bullets that flew across the border from Ciudad Juárez while pushing a stroller on a busy downtown El Paso street (Fox News, February 22, 2012).
On October 8, 2015, The Daily Mail reported: "[A] gang of drug traffickers tried to hide from US border patrol agents next to [Olissa's] home. ... Olissa, of McAllen, Texas, lives two blocks from the border, and her home is less than a mile from the most dangerous Mexican border city, which has a higher murder rate than many war zones."
Abbott should immediately order a meticulous update of survey data of the whole border, even requesting LANDSAT satellite images. Texas could upgrade roads and muster mobile housing for workers to move along the border as work progresses, water trucks, stockpiles of food, and cargo trucks.
Texas should immediately acquire 1,000-foot easements along the border by eminent domain where needed. Under Kelo v. City of New London, Connecticut, 545 U.S. 469 (2005), lawsuits cannot stop eminent domain, only squabble after the fact over payments. The correct approach is for only an easement, not the "designed to fail" approach of taking entire ranches whole to artificially drive up the cost.
If Trump starts in the Fifth Circuit, opponents can delay the project. But they cannot stop it. The sooner we start, the sooner we will get it finished.
According to the nonpartisan Center for Immigration Studies, the deportations occurred between October 2008 and February 2015. The three counties with the most deportations during this period were Los Angeles County, Calif.; Maricopa County, Ariz.; and Harris County, Texas.
Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute has testified before a Congressional committee that in 2004, 95% of all outstanding warrants for murder in Los Angeles were for illegal aliens; in 2000, 23% of all Los Angeles County jail inmates were illegal aliens and that in 1995, 60% of Los Angeles’s largest street gang, the 18th Street gang, were illegal aliens.
ILLEGALS CLIMBING CALIFORNIA’S BORDERS FOR JOBS AND WELFARE: SAN DIEGO … Mexicans (unregistered democrat anchor baby breeders (1,877).
In just the month of October 2017 CBP Border Patrol San Diego border sector reportedapprehension of individuals from Bangladesh (12), Brazil (1), Camaroon (3), Chad (1), China (16), El Salvador (76), Eritrea (7), Gambia (4), Guatemala (178), Honduras (54), India (101), Iran (1), Mexico (1,877), Nepal (31), Nicaragua (1), Pakistan (13), Peru (1), Somalia (1), and “Unknown” (1) — a total of 2,379 individuals. These numbers are similar to volumes seen in this sector for October since 2012. MICHELLE MOONS
Donald Trump Promises ‘Human Wall’ of Troops to Block Migrant Caravans
Tremendous numbers of people are coming up through Mexico in the hopes of flooding our Southern Border. We have sent additional military. We will build a Human Wall if necessary. If we had a real Wall, this would be a non-event!
Coahuila officials deployed 49 private buses and dozens of police vehicles to help transport and safeguard more than 1,700 migrants to an unsecured part of the Texas border. The caravan recently departed from Honduras.
Over the weekend, hundreds of migrants began arriving in southern Coahuila as state officials began setting up temporary shelters and providing food. Governor Miguel Riquelme oversaw operations at one of the camps. The official count from Sunday stood at 1,674 migrants.
In Nuevo Leon, a border state just east of Coahuila, officials outfitted shelters for 1,400 as smaller groups of caravan migrants began to arrive on their journey to the Texas border.
Riquelme ordered that state police forces travel with the caravan to the cities of Piedras Negras and Acuna to ensure their safety. Piedras Negras is immediately south of Eagle Pass, Texas, while Ciudad Acuna is immediately south of Del Rio, Texas. As Breitbart News reported, both cities lack any form of physical barrier other than the ports of entry.
In Coahuila, private companies provided 49 buses at the request of the government to move the migrants in a safe and efficient manner. The buses are funded by local businessmen and municipal governments, said Coahuila Secretary of State Jose Maria Frausto Siller in an interview with Vanguardia.
Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist with Breitbart Texas. He co-founded the Cartel Chronicles project with Brandon Darby and Stephen K. Bannon.You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook. He can be contacted at Iortiz@breitbart.com.
150K Migrants Apprehended During 1st Quarter 2019 — Up 84 Percent
U. S. Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 150,000 migrants who illegally crossed between ports of entry during the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2019. Of those, nearly 100,000 consisted of families and unaccompanied minors.
For the third straight month, Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 50,000 migrants who crossed the border between ports of entry in December. During the first quarter of the new fiscal year, agents apprehended a total of 153,609 who illegally crossed the border, according to the December Southwest Border Migration report released Monday morning. The partial government shutdown delayed the release of the December report.
The apprehension of the more than 150,000 migrants represents nearly 40 percent of the total number of migrant apprehensions during the entire previous fiscal year. The first quarter apprehensions represent a nearly 84 percent increase over the prior year’s 1st quarter total of 83,568.
The apprehension of Family Unit Aliens (FMUA) and Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) during the first quarter jumped to 90,807 — an increase of more than 190 percent over the same period last year, the report indicates. Looking at the FMUA apprehensions exclusively (75,794) shows a massive 280 percent increase over the prior year and represents more than 70 percent of the previous year’s entire FMUA apprehensions (107,212).
While the Rio Grande Valley Sector continues to see the largest number of FMUA apprehensions of the nine southwestern Border Patrol sectors, the El Paso Sector witnessed a massive 1,602 percent increase over the previous December, officials reported. Much of this is in the tiny section of the border known as the New Mexico Bootheel. Agents apprehended 1,114 family units in the El Paso Sector during December 2017. In December 2018, that number jumped to 18,957.
Six other Border Patrol sectors witnessed triple-digit percentage increases in the apprehension of family units, mostly Central American migrants, who crossed the border illegally in December 2018. Those sectors are: San Diego (667 percent), Del Rio (330 percent), El Centro (310 percent), Tucson (244 percent), Rio Grande Valley (178 percent), and Yuma (174 percent). The Laredo Sector only saw a 72 percent increase over the previous December and the Big Bend Sector actually saw a 50 percent decrease over the prior year.
Of the 75,794 migrant families apprehended during the first quarter of the fiscal year came to the U.S. mainly from Guatemala (38430), Honduras (27,180). and El Salvador (7,283). The families from these countries (72,893) represented 96 percent of all family units apprehended along the southwest border between ports of entry.
Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior political news contributor for the Breitbart Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.
Latest Group of Central American Migrants Proceed With Northern Trek
MEXICO CITY—Thousands of U.S.-bound Central American migrants resumed their northern journey on Jan. 31. Mexico City officials said,these are a part of a growing group of would-be asylum-seekers who said they are fleeing violence and poverty back home.
Around 2,400 migrants left a city shelter to begin the journey from the Mexican capital in the early morning hours on Jan. 31. It is the latest caravan to embark upon the risky path to the U.S.-Mexican border.
Since last October, thousands of mostly Central American migrants have sought to cross into the United States, many traveling in caravans in order to minimize the risks of kidnapping and attacks by members of criminal gangs while in Mexican territory.
The likelihood of having to wait weeks or even months at the border, where migrants face high rates of violent crime, has not deterred the group’s enthusiasm.
“I know it’s violent at the border, but I have to take that risk. I don’t have any more money and my family is waiting for me in the United States,” said Honduran migrant Maria Murillo alongside her young son, as she waited to leave the shelter.
Other migrants were carefully studying their options, hoping to improve their chances of crossing the border and being able to stay.
“I’m not thinking of going to (Mexican border city) Tijuana, but I will make it to Monterrey,” said fellow Honduran Oscar Lopez, referring to the northern city, which he thinks may offer easier access to cross the border.
Lopez, 33, was traveling with his wife and two children.
On Jan. 29, the United States government sent the first Central American asylum-seeker back to Mexico through the Tijuana border crossing, part of the new immigration policy pursued by the Trump administration.
Many migrants expressed their opposition to the new U.S. policy, arguing that it will expose them to more risks at increasingly violent border towns, while others said they may eventually try to cross illegally.
“I’m not thinking of returning to Honduras, and if it’s necessary, I’ll pay to have a (smuggler) help me cross,” said Mauricio Gomez.
Immigration advocates fear Mexico is not safe for U.S.-bound migrants, who are often kidnapped by gangs and smugglers. They have also raised concerns that applicants sent back to Mexico will not have access to proper legal counsel in U.S. courts.
By Lizbeth Diaz
Clearly the Democrats have no interest in actually securing our borders or in the enforcement of our immigration laws.
WORLD-WIDE THREAT ASSESSMENT MAKES POWERFUL CASE FOR BORDER SECURITY
Senate hears from leaders of the intelligence community.
Timing is everything. Congress is currently in the midst of debating the construction of a "border wall" or “border barrier” to protect the dangerous U.S./Mexican border as the clock ticks down to another possible partial shutdown of our government if an agreement cannot be reached.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 the Senate Intelligence Committee conducted a hearing on Worldwide Threats that was predicated on a just-released paper, "World-Wide Threat Assessment," that was issued by Daniel Coats, the Director of the Office of National Intelligence, which oversees the U.S. intelligence community.
As we will see, elements of that report addressed issues that have a clear nexus to border security and immigration law enforcement.
However, the leaders of the Democratic Party have thus far made it clear that they will oppose any and all efforts to construct a barrier to block the uninspected entry of aliens and cargo into the United States while simultaneously claiming that they don't oppose border security -- even as some Democrats call for disbanding Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
While the Democratic Party leaders claim that a wall or barrier on the southern border is a waste of money and find all sorts of other absurd excuses to oppose it, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi outrageously and infamously claiming that any such structure would be “immoral,” the leaders of the U.S. Border Patrol as well as the leaders of the Border Patrol Council, the union that represents our valiant Border Patrol agents, have publicly and repeatedly stated that a wall or barrier is essential to help them to secure our nation’s borders.
Clearly the Democrats have no interest in actually securing our borders or in the enforcement of our immigration laws.
Now we come to that hearing conducted by the Senate Intelligence Committee and the report that served as the predication for that hearing.
Inasmuch as the report contains material furnished by all of the elements of the U.S. Intelligence Community, the leaders of these agencies were witnesses at the hearing.
This is the Witness List:
Director Daniel Coats Office of the Director of National Intelligence ODNI
Director Christopher Wray Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI
Director GinaHaspel Central Intelligence Agency CIA
Director General Robert Ashley Defense Intelligence Agency DIA
Director General PaulNakasone National Security Agency NSA
Director Robert Cardillo National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency NGA
Several areas of concern about national security vulnerabilities addressed in the report have a clear and unmistakable nexus to immigration, border security and related issues.
Page 4 of the report included this paragraph:
Migration is likely to continue to fuel social and interstate tensions globally, while drugs and transnational organized crime take a toll on US public health and safety. Political turbulence is rising in many regions as governance erodes and states confront growing public health and environmental threats.
Page 10 included the following excerpt:
Sunni Violent Extremists
Global jihadists in dozens of groups and countries threaten local and regional US interests, despite having experienced some significant setbacks in recent years, and some of these groups will remain intent on striking the US homeland. Prominent jihadist ideologues and media platforms continue to call for and justify efforts to attack the US homeland.
Page 18 of the report focuses on Transnational Criminal Organizations and provided vital information about drug trafficking and human trafficking.
Here is an excerpt of the material provided in this chapter of the report:
TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME
Global transnational criminal organizations and networks will threaten US interests and allies by trafficking drugs, exerting malign influence in weak states, threatening critical infrastructure, orchestrating human trafficking, and undermining legitimate economic activity.
The foreign drug threat will pose continued risks to US public health and safety and will present a range of threats to US national security interests in the coming year. Violent Mexican traffickers, such as members of the Sinaloa Cartel and New Generation Jalisco Cartel, remain key to the movement of illicit drugs to the United States, including heroin, methamphetamine, fentanyl, and cannabis from Mexico, as well as cocaine from Colombia. Chinese synthetic drug suppliers dominate US-bound movements of so- called designer drugs, including synthetic marijuana, and probably ship the majority of US fentanyl, when adjusted for purity.
Approximately 70,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017, a record high and a 10-percent increase from 2016, although the rate of growth probably slowed in early 2018, based on Centers for Disease Control (CDC) data.
Increased drug fatalities are largely a consequence of surging production of the synthetic opioid fentanyl; in 2017, more than 28,000 Americans died from synthetic opioids other than methadone, including illicitly manufactured fentanyl. The CDC reports synthetic opioid- related deaths rose 846 percent between 2010 and 2017, while DHS reports that US seizures of the drug increased 313 percent from 2016 to 2017.
Other Organized Crime Activities
Transnational criminal organizations and their affiliates are likely to expand their influence over some weak states, collaborate with US adversaries, and possibly threaten critical infrastructure.
Mexican criminals use bribery, intimidation, and violence to protect their drug trafficking, kidnapping-for-ransom, fuel-theft, gunrunning, extortion, and alien-smuggling enterprises.
Gangs based in Central America, such as MS-13, continue to direct some criminal activities beyond the region, including in the United States.
Transnational organized crime almost certainly will continue to inflict human suffering, deplete natural resources, degrade fragile ecosystems, drive migration, and drain income from the productive—and taxable—economy.
Human trafficking generates an estimated $150 billion annually for illicit actors and governments that engage in forced labor, according to the UN’s International Labor Organization.
This is not the first report or the first hearing to provide clear evidence that the porous U.S./Mexico border creates national security, public safety, and public health vulnerabilities for Americans.
I have written a number of articles about this issue; one of my recent articles took on the bogus claim that technology is better than a wall: "Why Trump’s Wall Is A Must" - And why a “virtual fence” will stop no one.
A failure to stop the flow of illegal alien workers also undermines the U.S. economy, and costs American and lawful immigrant workers jobs and suppresses their wages. That fundamental fact was the basis for my commentary, "OPEN BORDERS FACILITATE AMERICA’S RACE TO THE BOTTOM" - “Cheap labor” is anything but cheap.
As I have noted ever so many times in my articles and in my Congressional testimony, simply securing the problematic border against the illegal (uninspected) entry of aliens won’t end the immigration crisis but would close one of the major holes in what I have come to refer to as the Immigration Colander. I have come to conceptualize the wall on the U.S./Mexican border as the equivalent of a wing on an airplane. Without a wing the airplane will not fly, but the wing by itself would go nowhere.
The immigration system has never had a meaningful program to enforce the immigration laws from within the interior of the United States. The need to enforce the immigration laws from within the interior of the United States is commonsense and was noted as an important issue by the 9/11 Commission. The dirty secret is that our political leaders understand just how important interior enforcement is but have intentionally never provided the resources to enforce those laws from within the interior. Consider that, in the wake of the terror attacks of 9/11 President George W. Bush created the Department of Homeland Security (DHS ) and in so doing, broke the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) into multiple components that then blended immigration with other agencies such as Customs.
However, while the leadership of neither the Democrats nor the Republicans have been willing to take the necessary measures to finally save the immigration crisis through effective but fair law enforcement, unhinged members of the Democratic Party are now calling for dismantling ICE altogether. They are calling for immigration anarchy even as yet another hearing, involving the leaders of the U.S. intelligence community, are clear about the nexus between threats confronting America and border security and immigration law enforcement.
Meanwhile cities and states that are controlled by the Democrats have created “Sanctuary Cities” and “Sanctuary States” that shield illegal aliens from detection from ICE including criminals, members of transnational gangs and drug trafficking organizations. These jurisdictions also shield international fugitives and terrorists and, in shielding aliens who were smuggled into the United States, protect the human traffickers who smuggled them here.
If these politicians were really concerned about the plight of trafficked aliens, they could cooperate with ICE and make certain that ICE provides these aliens with visas that are available for aliens who cooperate with investigations into human trafficking and major crimes.
As we have seen with the trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, New York City -- the American city with the largest, best-trained and -equipped police department in the United States -- became the hub for the Mexican Sinaloa Drug Cartel that purportedly moved hundreds of tons of drugs including heroin, cocaine, meth, fentanyl, and marijuana into the U.S. across the Mexican border.
The only rational reason that NYC would have been selected as the hub, given the nature and reputation of the NYPD is the fact that NYC is a “Sanctuary City.” This was the focus of my article, "NEW YORK CITY: HUB FOR THE DEADLY DRUG TRADE" - “Sanctuary” policies attract foreign drug traffickers, fugitives and terrorists.
For far too long America has been bleeding red (blood) and green (money). Truly secure borders wold represent a giant step on the road to resolving the immigration crisis. Failure to secure the border costs innocent lives, each and every day. House Gives Victims of Illegal Alien Crime Bipartisan Standing Ovation on Chamber Floor
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday gave victims of illegal alien crimes a bipartisan standing ovation on the floor of the chamber as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy read out the names of Americans killed by illegal aliens in a lengthy speech.
McCarthy began his speech bashing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s strategy on the government funding battle that has protected the “status quo” on immigration, a system that has led to serious consequences for American citizen victims of illegal immigration.
McCarthy said on the House floor:
At a time when the country expects its leaders in Washington to look forward, this House majority is looking backward. When our country expects solutions, they are using this chamber to settle political scores. As hundreds of thousands of Americans painfully experienced, portions of our federal government were shut down for 35 days. A shameful record under this majority’s watch. It was a shutdown that never had to happen.
McCarthy continued by recounting how the shutdown happened in large part due to obstruction from Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. He also walked through how President Donald Trump made a number of concessions and offers to Democrats to have an honest deal to end the shutdown and secure the border with a wall along the border but Democrats rejected them every time:
After the President signed a three-week continuing resolution the Speaker gloated with a Presidential-style enrollment ceremony. Democrats marveled at her exercise of raw political motivation. And many in the media responded like they were beat reporters for their hometown team. This all sounds like a historic moment! What exactly was everyone celebrating? Nothing. They were celebrating achieving nothing. They were celebrating a status quo that suits their political interests and personal pursuits of self-righteousness. A status quo that causes pain and suffering for Americans across this country.
From there, McCarthy walked through the statistics of American victims of illegal alien crimes and the effects that an insecure border has on the American public:
There have been 266,000 criminal aliens arrested the last two years. This includes charges or convictions of 100,000 assaults, nearly 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 violent killings. Three hundred Americans die every week from heroin. And More than 90 percent of heroin comes across the Southern border. And roughly 10,000 children are being smuggled into the U.S. every year to be sold for human trafficking.
McCarthy called it “zero sum politics,” and lamented how in Washington, D.C., “nothing ever changes.”
“Well I’d like to spend some time and reflect on Americans and their families who might not have been celebrating the status quo preserved by this majority,” McCarthy said.
At that stage, McCarthy then began reading off 50 names of Americans who were killed by illegal aliens–including many police officers. It was during McCarthy’s reading of these names that the powerful moment happened on the House floo, in whih all Republicans and all Democrats present–approximately 60 members in total, as the full House was not present for this speech–stood in unison, along with their staff members with them on the floor and people watching from the gallery–giving the Americans slain by illegal aliens a bipartisan standing ovation from the full House of Representatives.
“All members on the floor–both Republicans and Democrats–rose and solemnly stood as McCarthy read the victims’ names one by one,” a senior GOP aide who was on the floor at the time and witnessed the powerful moment told Breitbart News. “Even onlookers from the gallery joined. It was a very emotional and powerful moment.”
McCarthy was the GOP Speaker, and as he gave this speech, the House was split between Republicans and Democrats among the approximately 60 members present at about even, the GOP staffer present on the floor told Breitbart News, though as it went on there were more Republicans than Democrats there.
Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO), a Democrat and top member of the Congressional Black Caucus, was managing the floor for the Democrat majority in the House and, according to the senior GOP aide who was present, joined in with everyone else, including all the Democrats, Republicans, and staff present in standing to honor the Americans killed by illegal aliens.
Here is a full list of the 50 names that McCarthy read out on the House floor:
Deputy Josie Greathouse-Fox
Officer Ronil Singh
Officer Kevin Will
Sergeant Brandon Mendoza
Sergeant Cory Wride
Detective Michael Davis
Deputy Danny Oliver
Officer Andy Chavez
Agent Brian Terry
Officer Henry Canales
Jennifer Lee Hampton
Officer Andrew Widman
Officer Rodney Johnson
Ronald da Silva
And here is video of McCarthy’s full House floor speech posted by the Minority Leader’s office:
“These are just 50 names of Americans whose lives have been lost to illegal immigration,” McCarthy said after he finished reading their names. “They no longer have their voice. But we can and must be their voice today.”
McCarthy also read off the names of various so-called DREAMers whom he says should be upset because the Democrats have refused to make a deal with President Trump–and then he rounded out his speech saying that he implores Congress to consider the impact that its refusal to solve the problem once and for all has on all Americans and the broad effect that congressional inaction causes.
“Mr. Speaker as this House adjourns for the week today — after just one rule bill — I implore my colleagues to take some time and think deeply about these individuals, their families, and what our country stands for,” McCarthy said. “It certainly isn’t this political stunt by this majority and it certainly isn’t the status quo they are so proud to protect. As members of the U.S. House of Representatives we are a very small group with a very large responsibility. The burden on us 435 Americans is to represent 325 million Americans faithfully. To work together so that tomorrow is better than today. Let us not let these political distractions get in the way of our duty. Instead – lets actually get to work. ”
In the present showdown with Democrats, Trump laid out his case for a border wall whereas the two vulture-looking Democrats, significantly, did not address his main point: that the wall would keep out drugs and illegal aliens who committed crimes. The media, vigorously attacked Trump’s speech—evenbefore he delivered it (Jonathan Karl at CBS almost threw a tantrum prior). Since then, the hive-mind of MSM journalists have avoided the central issue of crime and have instead focused at length on bureaucrats’ paychecks and ignored crimes by illegal aliens.
There is a game that philosophers like to toss back and forth: if a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, has it made a sound? The mainstream media (MSM), both in the USA and abroad, has the firm belief that if an event is not reported (as news) then it didn’t happen and no one is the wiser. Dictatorships adhere to this principle.
A study in Arizona showed that illegals commit twice more crimes than other residents, as does a nationwide study. So, if anyone insists that illegals don’t commit crimes, then submit the following— which are only a tiny fraction of crimes committed.
Cristhian Bahena Rivera, an illegal alien from Mexico, “looking for a better life,” killed an Iowa student who was against deporting illegal immigrants. Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren told the family that they should focus on the poor migrant families instead of their daughter. CNN commentator Symone Sanders and Rekha Basu, independent of each other, blamed the killing on “toxic masculinity.” Well, the parents also didn’t think that illegal immigrants were the problem. In fact, the mother afterwards invited anillegal immigrant to live with her.
Jose Alfonso Rodriguez-Garcia was deported ten times and during that time, he committed theft, possession/sale of drugs, auto theft, and rape. Although he does not belong to MS-13, surely he qualifies for Pelosi’s “spark of divinity.”
In Oregon, Eduardo de la Lima Vargas, drunk while driving, killed a couple, thereby orphaning their four children.
In San Francisco, five times deported Jose Ines Garcia Zarate shot and killed Kate Steinle. California is a “sanctuary state.” Incredibly Zarate was not convicted in San Francisco. He subsequently sued Trump for saying bad things about the murderer. And when UC-SD Republicans put fliers in campus on Steinle, UC-SD College Democrats published a statement on their Facebook page condemning what they described as “racist propaganda” while at UC Berkeley, leftists vandalized posters announcing a vigil for Steinle.
In Tucson, two Ethiopians were arrested for fraud when it was found that they had ties to the terrorist organization Al-Shabab.
In Texas, illegal immigrant Ramon Pedro was apprehended with his “daughter” whom he had been raping.
In Ft. Myers, Florida, an illegal immigrant from Haiti shot and killed an officer.
Daniel Hernandez Del Angel, has been illegally living in the country for the last 22 years, and raped a 7-year-old and her mother. He has a spark of divinity, too.
At Rochester East High School, Abigail Hernandez, an illegal immigrant and potential DACA threatened to shoot students with a shotgun.
In Los Angeles Alejandro Alvarez Villegas, 32, an illegal immigrant, attacked his wife with a chainsaw.
Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez, a DACA, committed several crimes.
Previously deported Ramon Escobar from El Salvador murdered three homeless men.
Mexican Freddy Meave Vazquez killed a crew member aboard a boat and tried to kill the other crew, having previously kidnapped someone in Virginia.
In Austin, a sanctuary city, illegal alien Nicondemo Coria-Gonzales beat and raped seven women. He had been previously deported five times.
In New York, Ever Martinez-Reyes from El Salvador, while “looking for a better life,” raped a woman and broke her jaw.
In Dover, previously deported Mexican Juan Carlos Hernandez-Tapia raped a six-year-old girl. Did Democrats care? Doubtful.
In Massachusetts, a little girl was burned and disfigured in a voodoo ritual by her Haitian mother.
Margarito Quintero, an illegal immigrant on his way to “looking for a better life” killed a father and his two infant children.
You know how, according to the MSM propaganda, those wonderful DACAsare future Nobel Prizewinners and Medal of Honor recipients? Well, one of those priceless youths murdered Grant Ronnebeck for a pack of cigarettes. 60,000 DACAs have an arrest record and in Arizona, DACAs make up 8% of the jail population.
Drew Rosenberg was killed by Roberto Galo in 2010, an illegal immigrant from Honduras.
Francis Hernandez had been arrested 16 times in 5 years without ever being turned over to immigration authorities. Later, “in his search for a better life,” while driving 81 miles an hour, he killed two women and a 3-year-old child.
16-year-old Kayla Cuevas and 15-year-old Nisa Mickens were butchered by MS-13 members who possessed “a spark of divine genius.”
Police officer Ronil Singh (a LEGAL immigrant) was murdered by Gustavo Perez Arriaga, an illegal alien living in California.
Galtsog Gantulga, a Mongolian DACA, had two DWIs, one of which was a hit and run.
Edibaldo Duran, a Mexican illegal alien, beat, robbed and raped a woman. Not a peep from feminists.
In Connecticut, an illegal immigrant from Jamaica murdered a 12-year-old.
Illegal alien Francisco Manzano started a fire in the hanger of a US military base in Arizona.
In Massachusetts, 17-year-old Herson Rivas was butchered by MS-13 members from El Salvador.
Luis Rodrigo Perez, another one of those wonderful, blameless, DACA, murdered three persons in Missouri. He had been previously arrested and released in New Jersey, a sanctuary state.
Illegal immigrant and all around psychopath Luis Enrique MonroyBracamontes laughed that he only killed two cops.
Three MS-13 teenage gang members (minors) attacked other youths with knives and bats. They had been previously released from custody.
Salvador Diaz-Garcia, a DACA DREAMER, raped a girl in Burien, WA., tearing her ear off and knocking out her teeth, later sexually assaulting a minor.
In Wheaton, MD., Felix Silva-Zuniga, an illegal immigrant paid MS-13 members (and illegal aliens) to have sex with a minor that they were pimping out.
In the Portland People’s Republic of Antifa, Oregon, Santiago Flores-Martinez a previously deported illegal immigrant from Mexico, raped a 9-year-old little girl. Antifa will no doubt be protesting his arrest.
San Antonio college student Jared Vargas was murdered by illegal Ernesto Esquivel-Garcia, who had been previously arrested and released with a request for him to voluntarily deport himself.
Wilfredo Perez-Aguilar is a Guatemalan illegal immigrant who was sentenced and deported for raping a 12-year-old and was recently caught trying to reenter the United States. If ICE had been abolished as so many liberals want it to be, he would be already inside the country.
Jose Manuel Tiscareno Hernandez, an illegal alien from Mexico, raped an 11-year-old child.
Border Patrol agents arrested a DACA recipient for smuggling more than 17 pounds of methamphetamine.
An unnamed illegal immigrant from Mexico has been deported 44 times.
A drunken Jose Martin Duran Romero plowed his vehicle into an ambulance, killing a toddler inside and injuring the mother. And, yes, he was an illegal immigrant.
An illegal immigrant from Haiti assaulted some men, stole property from a car and shot a police officer.
A drunken Esteysi Sanchez drove a car and killed a man.
In Alabama, Antonio Corince, a 29-year-old illegal alien, admitted to sexually abusing a child.
Gerardo Valerio-Romero, an illegal alien from Mexico, sexually abused an eight-year-old, a relative. While in custody of Utah County, he was diagnosed with cancer and began receiving treatment costing American taxpayers $1 million.
Twitter banned the Center for Immigration Studies from using the term “illegal immigrants” as “hate speech.”
Gustavo Araujo Lerma and his wife Maria Eva Velez were charged with aggravated identity theft, passport fraud, conspiracy to commit unlawful procurement of naturalization and citizenship, and five counts of voting by an alien.
Joel Arrona Lara was detained by ICE while driving his pregnant wife to the hospital, whereupon the MSM hive-mind instantly proclaimed him nationally and loudly as a victim and martyr to Trump’s cruel policy. In a turn of events, the illegal immigrant was wanted for murder in Mexico, rather than having committed a murder in the US (at least, not yet). His wife’s hospital bill was paid by taxpayers. In fact, we pay $2 billionannually to support anchor babies by illegal aliens.
Several cities in Maryland allow illegal aliens to vote illegally in elections, even though it is illegal.
Illegal aliens have boasted of helping Democrats in elections.
The DOJ announced the arrest of dozens of illegal aliens who voted illegally. A drop in the bucket.
Hundreds of illegal aliens were discovered (after the fact) of having voted illegally in North Carolina.
An investigation by the Fresno Bee has revealed that in order to prevent deportation of illegal aliens convicted of sex crimes, the California government has to put them in mental health facilities.
Carlos Isaias-Aponte,aka Santo Ramirez-Ferman, aka Francisco Ocasio,aka Luis A. Camacho, was a heroin trafficker, an identity thief, and a welfare fraudster from the Dominican Republic and, of course, an illegal alien.
The city of San Francisco deliberately spent $385,000 to register non-citizen voters.
Because she wasn’t doing a good job being a prostitute, three illegal alien MS-13 gang members, exhibiting that “spark of divinity,” beat a 15-year-old half to death with baseball bats.
In Santa Rosa, California, Eulalio Miniz Orozco was captured on video stabbing a fellow diner, a 61-year-old man. Orozco had been deported seven times and had a long criminal record.
Daniel Enrique Fabian, an illegal alien from Peru, who was brought over as a baby, was using the PlayStation, then took a break to rape a girl in his house, his second victim. He left the game microphone on during the rape and so was arrested.
Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamontes, a Mexican citizen who repeatedly entered the U.S. illegally, killed an officer.
According to a report, 62% of illegal aliens are on welfare.
An illegal alien Muslim committed welfare fraud and theft. His wife and daughter yelled “Fuck America!” at cameras.
Three MS-13 gang members were caught by border patrol agents, sneaking into the US, as part of the 2018 caravan.
An illegal identity theft ring was busted in California, run by illegal immigrants from Central America. Andres Avelino Anduaga, an illegal alien from Mexico was one such individual, with an extensive criminal record, having taken $361,000 in benefits.
In Kansas, Victor David Garcia Bebek, a Peruvian national voted in 2012 and 2014. Other instances of voter fraud by illegal immigrants can be found here.
An illegal alien from Tunisia, a Muslim, was jailed for weapons possession charges, among others.
Ivan Zamarripa-Castaneda, an illegal alien, was allowed to bond out of jail following a deadly hit-and-run accident before ICE could seize him.
Nathan Valdez who came illegally to this country from Mexico as a baby grew up to murder a man.
If convicted in Nevada, illegal immigrant Wilbur Ernesto Martinez Guzman would be the youngest serial criminal in this country, targeting old people.
7 times deported Nemias Garcia-Velasco from Mexico, driving 100mph, killed someone.
Previously deported Victor Francisco Michel-Lara from Mexico raped a 7-year-old multiple times (it should be remembered that Trump was repeatedly criticized for saying that illegal Mexicans coming over were rapists).
Incidentally, it would be a mistake to think that other minorities welcome illegal immigrants with open arms. Quite the contrary. Although leftists give the impression that all minorities support illegal immigration, this is a delusion. Many blacks and Hispanics want them out of their neighborhoods and out of their cities. Even legal immigrants want them gone and complain that the media ignores them.
Illegal immigrants are, of course, being protected and sanitized by liberals in various ways while deliberately ignoring inconvenientfacts, such as that 70%“asylum seekers” don’t bother to show up to court). Amazon’s Jeff Bezos set aside $33 million for scholarships for illegals (nothing for Americans, or legal immigrants) with New York State allocating $27 million, while Los Angeles has legalized street vendors for illegal immigrants’ benefit and Denver legalized public defecating in the streets for their benefit.
Meanwhile, mass deportations and border patrols have proven to curtail criminal gang activity. But the media doesn’t report it. They’re pushing the mantra that the issue is Trump’s “fake crisis.”
The tree has fallen in the forest and many people have heard it.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) talks to reporters during a news conference a day after a bipartisan group of House and Senate bargainers met to craft a border security compromise aimed at avoiding another government shutdown, at the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Pelosi Declines to Negotiate on Wall Money Even With Government Reopened
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that she would not negotiate on funding for the southern border wall, going back on her promise to negotiate with President Donald Trump if he agreed to end the partial government shutdown.
“There’s not going to be any wall money in the legislation,” Pelosi told reporters on Jan. 31, reported The Associated Press. She suggested she’d be open to vehicle barriers known as “Normandy fencing” instead.
“If the president wants to call that a wall, he can call that a wall. … Is there a place for enhanced fencing? Normandy fencing would work,” Pelosi said.
She also said that she was open to negotiating on other points, such as border technology, but Trump has said for weeks that he wouldn’t agree to anything without funding for the wall, making Pelosi’s supposed openness to negotiation ring hollow.
A short time later, Trump was asked at a bill signing about Pelosi’s comments.
“I’m not waiting for this committee and I’ve told a lot of people I don’t expect much coming out of the committee because I keep hearing the words that ‘We’ll give you what you want but we’re not going to give you a wall,'” Trump said. “And the problem is if they don’t give us a wall it doesn’t work. Without a wall, it doesn’t work.”
Pelosi’s comments came after a committee composed of Republican and Democrat representatives and senators met for the first time on Wednesday, Jan. 30, seeking to hammer out an agreement that satisfies both sides.
Democrats have for the most part refused to budge on giving no funding for the wall, led by Pelosi.
Republicans, meanwhile, are seeking to obtain funding to keep building the southern border wall, as Trump has refused to sign appropriations that don’t include funding.
After a shutdown that started in December 2018 stretched past a month, Trump agreed to temporarily reopen the 25 percent of the federal government affected by the standoff, noting that Democrats had repeatedly promised to negotiate with him if the government was reopened.
The committee is expected to wrap up around Feb. 10 as under the temporary funding the government agencies in question will shut down against on Feb. 15 if an agreement isn’t reached.
On Thursday, House Democrats also released a detailed summary of their opening offer in the negotiations, which didn’t include any money for building the wall, reported Reuters. Instead, they proposed giving Customs and Border Protection $98 million more than the agency received last year, enough to hire about 1,000 more Border Patrol agents, as well as giving $77 million more than the $353 million that Trump requested for buying and deploying security technology.
But the president has argued that while technology and agents are crucial to border safety, it’s impossible to keep the country secure without a wall stemming the flood of illegal aliens that agents have had to deal with in recent years.
Large sections of WALL have already been built with much more either under construction or ready to go. Renovation of existing WALLS is also a very big part of the plan to finally, after many decades, properly Secure Our Border. The Wall is getting done one way or the other!
Earlier he took to Twitter to say that whatever happened, he’d get the wall built.
“Large sections of WALL have already been built with much more either under construction or ready to go. Renovation of existing WALLS is also a very big part of the plan to finally, after many decades, properly Secure Our Border. The Wall is getting done one way or the other!” he said in one tweet.
In another, he added: Let’s just call them WALLS from now on and stop playing political games! A WALL is a WALL!
A Border Patrol checkpoint on Hwy. 8 east of Yuma, Ariz., on May 25, 2018. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
Ex-DHS Agent: 10,000 Children Trafficked Into US as Sex Slaves Each Year
About 10,000 children are smuggled into the United States every year to be sold as sex slaves, according to a former Homeland Security agent who worked in the child-trafficking unit.
“For a decade of that service, I was stationed at the border office in Calexico, California,” Timothy Ballard wrote in a Jan. 30 opinion article published on the Fox News website. “Based on my extensive experience fighting transnational crime along the southern border, I know that we should absolutely finish building the wall, for the sake of the children.”
Ballard is now founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad, an organization dedicated to rescuing children from sex trafficking.
“Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise on the planet, with millions of child victims stuck in its clutches,” Ballard wrote. “Indeed, this is no peripheral issue—this alone should be front and center in our border and immigration debate.”
Ballard said his organization rescued a young girl who was 13 when she was kidnapped from her village in Central America and then trafficked to New York City, where she was raped 30 to 40 times a day.
“Had there been a wall, Liliana’s traffickers would have likely been compelled to try their luck at any given port of entry, which are armed with advanced technology and well-trained officers,” Ballard wrote.
He said at the same time the young girl was being trafficked across an unprotected part of the U.S.–Mexico border, a young boy was rescued as his kidnappers tried to smuggle him through a port of entry. The 5-year-old boy had been kidnapped in Mexicali, Mexico, and traffickers attempted to cross the border at the Calexico port of entry to California.
“Alert officers, using their sharp skills and high-tech monitoring equipment, snagged the American trafficker … rescued the boy, and then identified an entire trafficking network, allowing us to rescue many more children,” Ballard said.
“The U.S. is one of the highest, if not the highest, consumers of child sex. As such, traffickers know they will become very wealthy by getting their enslaved children into our country. We do these traffickers a great favor by leaving our border virtually wide open.”
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has collected evidence from numerous studies that prove that pornography and America’s hypersexualized culture are driving the insatiable desire for sex and the purchase of sex, including that with children.
Arrests and Rescues
In California last week, an annual anti-sex-trafficking operation by law enforcement netted 339 arrests and rescued 48 victims—including 14 minors.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced the effort on Jan. 29 and said among the arrests were 36 suspected traffickers and exploiters, and 156 males charged with solicitation.
“To the Johns: Sex with a minor is nothing short of child molestation and we aim to treat it as such. Buying sex adds to the exploitation of those involved,” Assistant Sheriff Maria Gutierrez said at the press conference.
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said, “We must help the young victims who are lured into sex trafficking and prosecute both the people who pay for sex with children and the traffickers who benefit financially from these horrendous crimes.”
In Atlanta, ICE Homeland Security Investigations agents made 33 arrests and rescued four victims in the past few days, according to a message from Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Twitter Jan. 30.
In December, Jason Daniel Gandy of Houston was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for trafficking children for commercial sex, according to ICE.
Gandy, 41, was convicted on four counts of sex trafficking of minors, one count of transporting a minor, one count of sexually exploiting a child, and one count of transporting child pornography.
Gandy flew with an unrelated 15-year-old boy from Houston to London, where he intended to make the child perform massages during the 2012 Olympics, according to ICE. Gandy had also molested the child on more than one occasion and intended to continue doing so.
ICE identified or rescued 904 sexually exploited children in fiscal 2017. In fiscal year 2018, ICE made more than 1,500 human-trafficking arrests. Most were for sex trafficking.
In 2017, more than 8,500 cases of human trafficking were reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, with 6,000 of the cases related to sex trafficking. Reports are most commonly from California, Texas, and Florida.
State of the Union
President Donald Trump is expected to make border security a top feature during his State of the Union address at the Capitol on Feb. 5.
“I will say that some of them [guests] will be border-related, some of them will be people who have suffered very badly because we didn’t do what we should’ve done in a very dangerous part of our country, and so that’s going to be a part of it, absolutely.” Trump said in an interview with the Daily Caller on Jan. 30.
The president has been outspoken about human trafficking, saying the main victims are women and children.
“Women are tied up. They’re bound. Duct tape put around their faces, around their mouths. In many cases, they can’t even breathe,” Trump said at an event in the Rose Garden on Jan. 25. “They’re put in the backs of cars or vans or trucks. They don’t go through your port of entry. … There’s nobody to catch them. There’s nobody to find them.”
Congress is currently negotiating border-security funding before a Feb. 15 deadline, when a government shutdown will go into effect if no deal is reached.
Trump has said he won’t sign legislation that doesn’t include funding for more border wall. He is asking for $5.7 billion to go toward 234 miles of fencing along the almost-2,000-mile southwest border. Currently, 654 miles is fenced.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), in his rebuttal to Trump’s national address Jan. 8, said that, “This president just used the backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis, stoke fear, and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration.”
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in early January that “a wall is an immorality between countries; it’s an old way of thinking.”
She reiterated in a Jan. 31 press conference that “there’s not going to be any wall money in the legislation.”
Trump responded by saying Pelosi was “just playing games.”
Contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888
or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)
Report: Democrats’ 2019 DHS Spending Bill Opens the Border to Migrants
The House Democrats’ proposed 2019 homeland security budget reopens the nation’s southern border to migrant inflows, while it also dangles the promise of cheap labor in front of GOP legislators and donors.
The draft budget adds $1.75 billion in extra border spending to President Donald Trump’s $58.7 billion budget request for the Department of Homeland security in 2019, according to a copy published by the Washington Post.
But Democrats’ draft bill does not include any funding for the wall, and it uses the extra money to help migrants bypass border protections and then win jobs in the U.S. labor market.
Judging by the draft bill, “the Democrats want to limit the government’s ability to keep people out of the country,” said Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies. In the Democrats’ provisions become law, he said, adding that “enforcement would be weakened and people abroad would every quickly learn of that, and then illegal immigration would dramatically increase, especially of people with children.”
Any flood of new migrants will force down wages for Americans, raise profits for donors, and will pressure some Americans to seek welfare from the government. In 2017, under rules set by former President Barack Obama and Congress, roughly 400,000 migrants got work permits to compete against Americans for jobs.
The Democrats’ bill does not include any money for fences or walls, and it bars officials from setting barriers in major migrant pathways across the border:
[The bill] prohibits the use of funds from this and prior year Acts to construct physical barriers, as follows: Within or north of the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge; Within or north of the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park; Within or north of La Lomita Historical Park; Within, south of, or north of the National Butterfly Center; or Within, north of, or east of the Vista del Mar Ranch tract of the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
The bill blocks Trump’s rules which deny asylum to migrants who say they are afraid of gangs or domestic violence. It commits the DHS to end the detention of migrants who bring children to the border even though many migrants openly tell reporters that they bring children to trigger Obama’s catch and release rules. The bill also cuts funding needed to keep migrants in detention until their legal claims are resolved, and it spends at least $75 million to encourage the catch-and-release of migrants.
The bill allocates $502 million for “humanitarian concerns” to welcome and aid migrants as they push their way through the border.
It also reopens Obama’s pipeline for relaying Central American “UAC” youths from the cartels’ coyotes at the border up to their parents and relatives who are living illegally in the United States while cutting ICE personnel levels and enforcement operations.
The bill also reauthorizes the EB-5 law which allows wealthy Chinese and Indian families to effectively buy green cards if they lend cash to American real-estate developers. The citizenship-for-sale program has strong supporters in both parties, including from New York’s Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer and Texas’ GOP Sen. John Cornyn.
The bill also diverts border security funds into pork-barrel spending in members’ districts, such as the purchases of aircraft, extra construction projects, $403 million for disaster spending, and a requirement that federal agencies clean up debris from forest fires.
The Democrats’ border-opening legislation comes after the GOP Hill leadership — and the White House’s Hill liaison team — failed last winter to enact a DHS funding bill for 2019. During the entire year of 2018, the Senate’s GOP leadership did not publicly use any carrots or sticks to win Democratic acceptance to a border security plan acceptable to President Donald Trump, who must now pressure Hill legislators to pass much of the 2018 border security bill which was not passed in 2018.
But Democrats do not want to recognize the economic and civic damage from their tacit support of mass migration, said Krikorian. He continued:
It is becoming increasingly mainstream on the left to reject the concept of immigration controls. Not that criminals should be let in, or terrorists, but the principle [they support] that everyone has the right to move here — unless there is some specific reason to keep them out— is now at the center of the Democratic Party.
“Our elites are increasingly dangerous — they are a danger to the health of their society,” he added.
Trump's "Hire American" policy is pushing up wages. So the DC estb. is loudly negotiating itself towards a wage-cutting amnesty. Lots of Kabuki noise and jumping to ensure the media does not pay attention to the money. http://bit.ly/2T9jMtv
Democrats have plenty of tools to pressure GOP legislators to accept the Democrats’ border-opening legislation.
The bill denies any funding for walls. When GOP legislators push for wall funding, Democrats can demand offsetting cutbacks in enforcement and border rules.
Democrats also can offer more cheap labor to GOP donors if the GOP legislators agree to the Democrats’ border opening plans.
For example, the bill does not include several expansions of visa-worker programs which were included in the July 2018 draft budget by Rep. Kevin Yoder and many GOP and Democratic appropriators. Yoder was defeated in November, but the border security panel is dominated by House and Senate appropriators.
Yoder’s provisions would have roughly doubled the inflow of H-2B seasonal laborers, so forcing down salaries for American seasonal workers and blue collar workers.
Yoder also pushed for a rule which would allow all farm companies — including dairies — to use the fast-growing H-2A agricultural worker program. If adopted, the measure would shrink farmers’ incentives and ability to buy American made, labor-saving machines, such as robotic cow-milkers.
Most dramatically, Yoder and his fellow appropriators offered the hugely valuable prize of green cards to at least 50,000 additional low-wage Indian and Chinese graduates per year if they take middle-class jobs from American graduates. The green card offer is being marketed by lobbyists as the fair removal of “country caps.” But it is being backed by U.S. Fortune 500 companies who wish to raise their stock values by hiring more cheap visa-workers in place of American graduates.
U.S. companies already employ roughly 1.5 million college trained visa workers, mostly in jobs that were not advertised to American graduates. Many of those workers accept very low wages from their employers in the hope of winning green cards from the government.
Feds use a fake university to bust college-grad labor traffickers who funneled at least 600 Indian grads into jobs around the US. The trafficking was hidden within the quasi-legal workforce of 1.5 million H-1B, OPT, L-1, TN, etc. white-collar visa-workers. http://bit.ly/2GeYkPN
Throughout the next several weeks, the GOP legislators will face pressure behind closed doors from business groups that want the cheap H-2A, H-2B, and H1B visa workers.
Yet few reporters ever ask legislators why they are eager to import cheap labor which forces down wages and salaries for Americans — including the wages and salaries paid to the journalists’ children, friends, relatives, and college roommates.
Nationwide, the U.S. establishment’s economic policy of using legal migration to boost economic growth shifts wealth from young people towards older people by flooding the market with cheap white-collar and blue-collar foreign labor.
That flood of outside labor spikes profits and Wall Street values by cutting salaries for manual and skilled labor of blue-collar and white-collar employees.
The cheap labor policy widens wealth gaps, reduces high tech investment, increases state and local tax burdens, hurts kids’ schools and college education, pushes Americans away from high tech careers, and sidelines at least five million marginalized Americans and their families, including many who are now struggling with fentanyl addictions.
Immigration also steers investment and wealth away from towns in Heartland states because coastal investors can more easily hire and supervise the large immigrant populations who prefer to live in coastal cities. In turn, that investment flow drives up real estate prices in New York, California, and elsewhere, pricing poor U.S. Latinos and blacks out of prosperous cities, such as Berkeley and Oakland.