Friday, January 10, 2020


Beyond the Biden revelations, Profiles in 
Corruption also contains chapters with 
breaking news on top progressive luminaries, 
including: Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, 
Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris, Sherrod Brown, 
Eric Garcetti, and Cory Booker.

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    Mayor Eric Garcetti Has Endorsed Joe Biden for President

He will also serve as a national co-chairman of the Biden campaign

Ahead of California’s March 3 primary, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti has made an official endorsement in the race. He’s hitching his wagon to former V.P. Joe Biden, backing him and signing on as a national co-chair of the campaign.
“Democrats are blessed to have such an extraordinary field of candidates, but I will never forget what Joe Biden has done for my city and our nation,” a statement issued by Garcetti says. “We need Joe Biden to bring our nation and world together during these most divided and dangerous times. I know that from day one, he will heal our nation, repair our relationships abroad and get things done—and will be a true partner in solving the national homelessness crisis.”
As of today, Biden is still holding a narrow lead in polls of California voters.

BOMBSHELL: Book to Reveal How Biden Family Siphoned ‘Millions in Taxpayer Cash’—Hunter Biden Just the ‘Tip of the Iceberg’

US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joseph Biden visits the Great Wall of China at Badaling, north of Beijing, 10 August 2001. After meeting Chinese leaders for two days, Biden and his delegation left Beijing to meet with villagers and visit the Great Wall. AFP PHOTO/POOL (Photo by Greg Baker …
Greg Baker/AFP/Getty, HarperCollins

A forthcoming bombshell book from publishing giant HarperCollins will reveal how five members of Joe Biden’s family—the “Biden Five”—siphoned tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer cash and guaranteed loans. And the recent scandals involving Joe and Hunter Biden, Ukraine, and Burisma are just “the tip of the iceberg,” say sources close to the publisher.
The upcoming book, Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite, is the latest investigative work from Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President and Breitbart News senior contributor Peter Schweizer.
Publisher HarperCollins has the book under a strict embargo until its January 21 release. Sources with knowledge of its contents say the book will “upend official Washington,” similar to the way Schweizer’s past works like Clinton Cash and Secret Empires did when he broke the Uranium One and Biden-Burisma scandals.
Beyond the Biden revelations, Profiles in 
Corruption also contains chapters with 
breaking news on top progressive luminaries, 
including: Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, 
Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris, Sherrod Brown, 
Eric Garcetti, and Cory Booker.
In a statement to Axios’s Mike Allen, the author described the book as “a sweeping, detailed look at how the leading figures of progressivism have leveraged the power of their positions.” The book reportedly took a year and a half to research.
Amazon’s pre-sale book description of Profiles in Corruption states: “Washington insiders operate by a proven credo: when a Peter Schweizer book drops, duck and brace for impact.”

Tucker Carlson: Biden believes America's chief mission is to admit as many poor people as possible

Here in Washington, our leaders spent the week focused on the Middle East, on Iran. But out there and the rest of the country, there are plenty of more pressing concerns -- tangible concerns.
For example, many of our cities are starting to fail. Infrastructure is aging; both crime and the cost of living are surging, and left-wing prosecutors have stopped enforcing the law.
But for the leading Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden of Delaware, none of these problems matches what he believes is the greatest crisis of all -- America isn't importing enough desperately poor people. That's his position.
In a tweet on January 5, Biden lashed out at President Trump for his immigration policies: "Our Statue of Liberty invites in the tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free. Donald Trump has slammed the door in the face of families fleeing persecution and violence." What a moralizer that Joe Biden is.
Just a few months ago, Biden vowed that when he becomes president he'll admit two million poor immigrants overnight, and then increase that number from there.
Joe Biden, 2020 presidential candidate and former vice president: We could afford to take in a heartbeat another two million people. The idea that a country of 330 million people cannot absorb people who are in desperate need and who are justifiably fleeing oppression is absolutely bizarre. Absolutely bizarre.
I would also move to increase the total number of immigrants able to come to the United States.
How many of those immigrants will be staying at Joe Biden's house? At Joe Biden's expense? Zero. Of course, Biden's view is that our chief mission as a nation is to admit as many poor people as we can possibly can.
The less impressive their country of origin, the less they're able to contribute to this country, the more we want them. You are rich, they are poor, therefore you must give them money, the right to vote, a permanent home. And once you've done that, then repeat it.
Biden claims that's our moral duty, and that Donald Trump and anyone else who shirks that duty is a racist. But is Trump shirking that duty? Is the basic claim even true? It's worth assessing. There is so much lying.
So once again, we go to the numbers, and here's what they are. From October 2018 to September 2019, the Border Patrol apprehended 977,000 people at the U.S.-Mexico border. That's the highest total in more than a decade and more than the previous two years combined.
Helping American citizens stopped being the point a long time ago. The point is getting reelected and feeling virtuous.
Now keep in mind that's just the people being caught at the southern border. Many more are getting through without being caught, of course, and then there are the tens or hundreds of thousands of others who enter legally but then overstay their visas. These illegal immigrants are tethering themselves here with millions of anchor babies. It's not a talking point. It's a fact.
According to the Center for Immigration Studies, for example, 372,000 children of illegal aliens were born in this country just last year. Every one of them is now an American citizen, and their parents are benefiting from a whole suite of benefits -- food stamps, Medicaid, other programs. And, of course, they won't be deported now.
Wonder how we got 22 million illegal immigrants? That's how.
So by any actual measure, by the data, illegal immigration is worse than it has been in a long time.
But for Joe Biden, it's still not enough. 22 million illegals? Why not 30 million or 50 million? And every one of them gets free health care paid for by you. That's his promise.
Is your country really so spectacularly rich that we can afford this? And, of course, you know the answer. We're not a rich country. We are more than $20 trillion in debt.
Our middle class is dying, in part because immigrants are willing to work for less and have driven down wages. -- This doesn't make the immigrants bad. They're coming from incredibly poor places with totally different standards of living. But it's an economic fact that when you flood the labor pool with people willing to work for less, wages go down. And that's been going on for decades.

But Joe Biden says we need more. According to Biden, our country is a sanctuary --
 must be a sanctuary -- for those fleeing violence. But because Joe Biden knows nothing, he is not aware that some of America's cities are deadlier than the places those people are fleeing from.Not surprisingly, America's most immigrant-heavy state, California, is also the most impoverished. Many people born in California can't leave quickly enough. Just ask Idaho and Texas.
For example, El Salvador. One-third of all living El Salvadorans live in this country now. But here are the numbers: El Salvador has 50 murders per 100,00 people. Last year, Baltimore -- not a country, the city in Maryland -- Baltimore had 51 per 100,00. In other words, it is more dangerous than El Salvador.
Baltimore clearly hasn't benefited -- at all -- from America's policy of unlimited immigration. But you know, none of this matters because for people like Joe Biden and the rest of this country's ruling class.
Helping American citizens stopped being the point a long time ago. The point is getting reelected and feeling virtuous.
Adapted from Tucker Carlson's monologue from "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on Jan. 9, 2020.


At The Appointed Hour 2020: What Is America Doing To Itself?

By |January 6th, 2020
Frosty Wooldridge
Like a brand-spanking shiny new dime, 2020 offers America’s leaders a chance to correct a lot of wrongs against her citizens. Let’s review the most important items our U.S. Congress and this president need to solve.
First of all, we need to withdraw ALL our troops and bases out of Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and all other places in Africa and the Middle East. They don’t want us there. Iraq passed a resolution for us to vacate their country. We’ve wasted tens of thousands of our young men’s and women’s lives in the past 19 years. We’ve killed countless thousands of people in their own countries. We’ve wasted $6 trillion that could have been spent in America for Americans.  Since 2001, we accomplished absolutely nothing to maintain our own safety or theirs.
Whether it’s the Taliban or insurgents or Al Qaeda—they are a bunch of mostly drug-addicted goat herders or sand rats in their own countries.  Just leave them alone, let them be and get the hell out of their regions.  The U.S. Military Industrial Complex created this entire war-hoax funded by the American taxpayers’ wallet.
Let all those crazy, violence-prone religious nut-bags and their violent cultures have at it in their own countries. Let them figure it out or not. Just pay them for their oil and let them kill each other or create peace as they understand it.  Not one more U.S. soldier needs to lose her or her life, or limbs in that most insane part of the world.
Second, stop all immigration into the USA for 20 years.  We need to get our house in order before we add the projected 30 million more immigrants by 2030.  We need to stop importing incompatible and violent religions that carry no respect for women’s rights, animal rights, free choice of dress, free choice of religion and freedom to choose one’s spouse.  We all know that religion and what it does to degrade anyone it touches.
We do not need any more immigrants coming from countries that add 83 million more people, net gain, annually.  We’re being inundated by their cultures, their languages, their religions and their world views.  They aren’t Americans and they don’t want to be Americans.  They’re here for the free ride. Or, to change us to be like them.  Help them in their own countries, because, in the end, if they won’t practice birth control, no amount of immigration will save them as they add three billion more of themselves in the next 30 years.  It’s absolutely insane to let them turn our country into what they created and fled in their countries.
Stop all illegal immigration by enforcing existing laws: US Code 8, Section 1324–it’s illegal to employ, transport or house anyone illegally in our country. Fine of $2,000 per illegal and up to 5 years in jail.  Arrest employers, prosecute and jail them.  Take all benefits such as schooling, medical care, food stamps and housing away from illegal aliens and their children.  Once they have no standing or means to stay in this country, they may leave on their own dime.
Along with their sobering overpopulation levels, we do not want to add the projected 140 million more people to our country in 30 years to reach 440 million people. It’s simply national suicide if we continue on this path.
Vote a bill onto the 14th Amendment to stop the 300,000 women who birth their babies illegally on our soil annually and claim birthright citizenship.  It’s a travesty against our citizens to pay for those babies, their mothers and their education K-12.  We’re tired of it.
Third, we MUST create an educational system to educate our ghettos where 7 out of 10 children arrive without fathers.   Our elite educators need to create educational systems such as separate boys and girls schools, mandatory discipline protocols, highly paid teachers and nutritional care.
As robots become more dominate in the work force, we need to create jobs for low intellectual horsepower kids that may be redundant, yet pay a living wage.  One note: all smart phones must be checked at the door before kids come into the school building.
We must move students into vocational tech schools such as electrical, plumbing, woodshop, carpentry, cooking, mechanics, transportation and the like.
Fourth, we need a complete nutritional-exercise overhaul of food offerings in our food stores, fast food joints, our schools and our lives.  Let’s face it.  Seven out of ten Americans face being fat to grossly obese.  We need to mandate all the junk food places like Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Little Caesar’s, White Castle and others to stop selling the crap food they sell to unknowing buyers.  And, mandate healthy, nutritional choices for all customers.  It starts in the schools where healthy meals must be offered and not the sugary, caffeinated, chemicalized junk they receive in the lunch lines across this country.
We need to offer exercise classes as a regular and normal part of every citizen’s daily routine.  Swimming pools with classes, bicycle riding classes, Zumba classes, yoga classes, weightlifting, track, tennis, racquetball and just about every athletic activity possible for our young citizens in the making.
Fifth, we must move farmers away from Monsanto-Bayer-Dow Chemical’s poisoning our foods with sprays on the tops of crops or injected into the ground where they grow, or those God-forsaken GMO foods that contaminate and poison the entire natural world—along with us when we eat those Frankenstein foods.  We need to mandate organic farming, organic foods and return to natural pest control with the correct combinations of flowers and crop rotations.
Sixth, stop all foreign aid to countries that do not like us, nor does that aid reach the poor people of their countries.  Foreign aid: taking money from the poor people of a rich nation and giving it to the rich people of a poor nation.  It does NOTHING to improve those people in those countries.
Seventh, we need to move away from fossil fuels and toward any and every alternative energy: wave, river, geothermal, wind, water and anything natural.
Eighth, we need to take our $23 trillion debt and start reducing it before it reduces us to complete economic meltdown.
Yes, we face dozens of other challenges.  Write me and let me know what other ideas I can submit into the public viewing.
Happy New Year 2020 and God help us to make through this year in one piece.


In 2019 Over 90% of Illegal Aliens Arrested in U.S. Had Criminal Convictions, Pending Charges
Judicial Watch Corruption Chronicles, January 9, 2020
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Ann Coulter: CNN, Fox News Fixate On Iran—Ignore Mexican Invasion
While listening to news reports of what a monstrous threat Iran is, I’ve been wracking my brain to think of a single terrorist attack in this country committed by an Iranian. If there is one, now would be a good time to mention it! But I can’t find any.
Nor any child rapes, Medicare frauds, heroin dealing or general anti-social behavior making life in America such a pleasure these days.
Even the 9/11 Report could tie Iran to the attacks only on the thin reed of several hijackers passing through Iran on their way to the U.S.—where our customs officials welcomed all 19 of them with open arms.
Thirteen of the 19 terrorists had been given Florida drivers' licenses. If we’re going back to 9/11, maybe Trump should consider dropping a drone on Jeb Bush.
To get killed by an Iranian—or even to be harassed by an Iranian—you have to go the Middle East.
Breaking News: Unrest in the Middle East!
Why is the solution to this problem always to gather up our best young men ... and send them to the Middle East?
President George W. Bush tried to pacify that region of the world with the Iraq War. We see how well that worked.
By 2016, Americans were so sick of pointless Middle Eastern wars that even Trump’s ham-handed attacks on President Bush, saying he had “lied” about weapons of mass destruction, led to Trump’s landslide victory in the most hawkish state of the union: South Carolina.
But today, Americans are sitting at home being scared out of their wits by news reports of the “threat” Iran poses to their children, their homes, their commute to work, their very lives.
They can rest easy. It’s more likely that Mars will attack, and we didn’t just kill a Martian general.
Just in terms of American Lives Snuffed Out, the greatest threat to our country, hands down, comes from Mexico. Doesn’t “national security” have something to do with keeping Americans alive?
Mexican heroin killed at least 14,000 Americans last year. Mexican fentanyl and methamphetamine killed about 10,000 to 14,000. Hispanic drunk drivers—Mexicans or other Hispanics given safe passage to the U.S. through Mexico—kill about 3,000 Americans every year.
That’s not to mention the random murders, the Kate Steinles, the cartel and gang killings, and even the occasional mass murder committed by Mexicans in the U.S. (Look up Eduardo Sencion and Salvador Tapia.)
Number of Americans killed in their own country every year by Iranians: 0 that I know of.
Number of Americans killed in their own country every year by Mexicans: 30,000, by conservative estimate.
Can we get a little news coverage of that? Perhaps a short segment, now and then, on the undeclared war right here in our own hemisphere?
No, instead of ever mentioning the unprecedented transformation of our country from the most successful, prosperous nation on Earth to another failed Latin American state, we get nightly updates on Libya, ISIS, Syria and now Iran.
Summary: Wretched, violent primitives are sitting on mounds of oil, which, fortunately, we don’t need anymore, so this is of no interest to you, America.
Cable news networks lure liberals and conservatives into taking opposing sides of conflicts that have less bearing on our lives than one day of illegal immigration.
If Fox News and CNN had been broadcasting from Europe in the 1920s and 1930s, this is how I imagine they’d alert the public to the rising danger of Adolf Hitler:
  • January 1933: Hitler appointed chancellor; the Reichstag begins process of transforming Weimar Republic into Nazi Germany.
  • 1933-1939: Hitler reoccupies the Rhineland in violation of the Versailles Treaty, unifies with Austria and annexes parts of Czechoslovakia.
  • 1939: Hitler invades Poland.
After 9/11, we went to war with two countries on the other side of the globe, spending trillions of dollars and sacrificing thousands of our greatest Americans because (mostly Saudi) immigrants killed 3,000 Americans. U.S. servicemen and women are still dying to avenge this single mass murder from two decades ago.
Mexico kills at least 10 times that many Americans every year.
Why on Earth are our media—and our president—consumed with “Whither Iran?” when hundreds of Americans are dying every day at the hands of the country sitting right next door?
Ann Coulter is the author of THIRTEEN New York Times bestsellers—collect them here.
Her latest book, Resistance Is Futile!: How the Trump-Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind, was released on August  21, 2018.

In 2019 Over 90% of Illegal Aliens Arrested in U.S. Had Criminal Convictions, Pending Charges
Judicial Watch Corruption Chronicles, January 9, 2020
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4.3M Migrants Caught at SW Border in Decade — More Than Los Angeles Population

Moises Castillo/AP Photo, File
 30 Dec 2019588
Border Patrol agents apprehended more than four million migrants who illegally crossed the southwest border with Mexico during the past 10 fiscal years. If these migrants were placed into a single city, it would be larger than Los Angeles by population.
During the past 10 fiscal years, October 1, 2009, through September 30, 2019, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the nine sectors that make up the United States’ southwest border with Mexico apprehended 4,318,200 migrants. The highest year during that decade for apprehensions occurred during Fiscal Year 2019 when agents apprehended 851,553 — including 76,020 Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) and 473,682 Family Unit Aliens (FMUA), according to reports obtained from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Apprehensions by Fiscal Year:
  • FY2019 —  851,553
  • FY2018 —  396,579
  • FY2017 —  303,916
  • FY2016 — 408,870
  • FY2015 —  331,333
  • FY2014 —  479,371
  • FY2013 —  414,397
  • FY2012 —  356,873
  • FY2011 —  327,577
  • FY2010 —  447,731
During the past decade, Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended the largest numbers of migrants. Between fiscal years 2010 and 2019, RGV Sector agents apprehended 1,600,663 migrants who illegally crossed the border into South Texas, the reports state.
Agents assigned to the Tucson Sector had the second-highest number of total apprehensions — 946,948. The Big Bend Sector in West Texas had the lowest number of total apprehensions — 56,149.
The report shows a shifting in migration traffic during the past decade. In FY2010, the Tucson Sector reported the highest number of apprehensions — 212,202. This changed in FY2013 when the largest apprehension numbers shifted to the RGV Sector.
In Fiscal Year 2019, RGV agents apprehended 339,135 migrants including 34,523 UACs and 211,631 FMUAs.
During the past 10 fiscal years, Border Patrol agents apprehended a total of 433,216 unaccompanied minors. Officials reported that more than half of those apprehensions, 235,050 took place in the RGV Sector.
FMUA apprehension numbers for the decade were not readily available. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials provided statistics for Fiscal Years 2013 through 2019. During that period, Border Patrol agents apprehended 857,328 family units. More than half of these, 463,811, occurred in the RGV Sector.
FMUA apprehensions represent the largest increase in migrant demographics. The number of apprehensions jumped from 14,855 in FY2013 to 473,682 in FY2019 — an increase of more than 3,000 percent. Again, more than half of the FMUA apprehensions occurred in the RGV Sector — 463,811.
With three fiscal years missing from the FMUA report, FMUA and UAC apprehensions account for 1.3 million of the total 4.3 million apprehensions. These demographics also represent the highest cost to U.S. taxpayers in terms of processing, transporting, feeding, and providing healthcare, Border Patrol officials repeatedly state.
Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior political news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.
Migrants Flooded the Border in 2019 — Census Bureau Claims the Inflow Dropped
Guillermo Arias / AFP / Getty Images
 31 Dec 2019196
The Census Bureau claims that immigration dropped to just 595,000 people in the 12 months up to mid-2019, but the estimate is built on conflicting data, said Steven Camarota, a statistician at the Center for Immigration Studies.
“Net immigration is a very hard thing to measure because there is so much sampling variability” amid continued arrivals and departures, he said, adding that President Donald Trump’s pro-American policies may be prompting illegal migrants to evade surveys.
The bureau’s conflicting migrant population estimates are hidden under the bureau’s claim that the nation’s population rose by just 0.5 percent from July 2018 to July 2019, up to 328 million. The number is low partly because the bureau says the resident population of legal and illegal migrants rose by only 595,000 during the year up to July 2019.
But the Department of Homeland Security reported that 700,000 migrants crossed the southeastern border in the nine months before July 2019. The vast majority of those Central American migrants were allowed to stay pending their eventual asylum hearings.
That inflow of 700,000 migrants does not include the inflow of many illegal immigrants, the inflow of people who overstay their visas, nor the back-and-forth flow of roughly two million white-collar and blue-collar temporary workers, nor the legal immigrant inflow that has been about one million per year, even as 3.8 million new Americans were born during the same period.
Trump sharply reduced the flow of border migrants in the second half of 2019 and may have reduced the number of new overstays and new illegals. But Congress and business have blocked his 2018 efforts to shrink legal immigration.
Business groups and investors want the federal government to stimulate their economic growth and stock values by adding more immigrant workers and more consumers. Faster population growth means higher forecasts for economic consumption, sales, housing prices, and profits, thus boosting the value of stock prices on Wall Street.
So business groups are touting the bureau’s new low-ball estimate to demand even more migration. For example, the New York Times portrayed the bureau’s new claim of slow immigrant growth as bad for investors and the economy:
William H. Frey, a noted demographer and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, said in an interview Monday that the percentage increase was the lowest in a century. The growth rate during the most recent decade, about 6.7 percent, is expected to be the lowest since the government started taking population counts around 1790, he said.
“This is a huge downturn in the nation’s growth,” Mr. Frey said. “This is even lower than the Great Depression.”
Census watchers say that one of the biggest reasons for the stagnancy of the population is the decrease in the number of new immigrants. a trend that has continued through President Trump’s first three years in office.
“The immigration is really the [economic] safety valve for us going forward,” Mr. Frey said of population growth. “I think that immigration is an important part of what we have to think about going forward.”
In contrast, wage-earning Americans gain from a reduced migrant inflow. Any declines in worker population pressure employers to compete for new employees by offering higher wages and by training sidelined Americans. The slower population growth also allows young Americans to migrate to good jobs in other regions, and to buy homes in good locations at lower costs. Slower population growth also forces employers to buy labor-saving machines to allow employees to earn more by getting more work done each day.
Those changes also mean that slower population growth — via lower births or reduced immigration — also tends to transfer wealth from older investors back to young wage-earners. “Throughout American history, even during the Great Depression, business always says they don’t have enough workers,” said Camarota, adding:
That’s true today as well – [because] they always want to keep wages down [and] they have an [economic] interest in an ever-more densely populated America. Whether that is in the interest of the American people already here that is a different question.

Almost 50% of U.S. employees got higher wages in 2019, up from almost 40% in 2018.
That's useful progress - but wage growth will likely rise faster if Congress stopped inflating the labor supply for the benefit of business. 

Pay Raises and Training Expand in Donald Trump's Tight Labor Market

However, the Associated Press pushed the same pro-migration, pro-growth theme. “Immigration is a wildcard in that it is something we can do something about,” Frey said. “Immigrants tend to be younger and have children, and they can make a population younger.”
“Immigration is no fix for an aging society,” said Camarota.  “The immigrants grow old, and they don’t have that many children.” Currently,  “everybody has got low fertility … and the fertility of young immigrants has declined more than the fertility of natives,” he said.
Some of the population data is easy to count accurately. For example, government agencies and hospitals reported just 3,791,712 births and 2,835,038 deaths in 2019, so boosting the native-born population by only 956,674.
But estimates for immigration are far more difficult, said Camarota.
For example, the two Census Bureau population-tracking estimates lag far behind the news.
In November, the bureau released its 2018 American Community Survey that excluded data from the second half of 2018 and all of 2019. So the 2018 report missed the inflow of roughly 800,000 migrants across the border in 2019 as it reported that 1.45 million new legal and illegal immigrants settled in the United States during 2017.
The estimated 1.45 million immigrant inflow in 2017 is down from 1.75 million migrants in 2016 and the 1.62 million migrants in 2015, but it was also more than any year between 2002 to 2013.
Alongside the ACS, the bureau also releases the Current Population Survey (CPS). It “showed a significantly larger total number of [legal and illegal] immigrants in 2018 (45.8 million) vs. the total shown in the ACS (44.7 million),” said a November analysis by Camarota.
“A recent news story in the New York Times announced that growth in the immigrant population “Slows to a Trickle,” said an October report by CIS, which explained:
An op-ed in the Times a few weeks later went even further, mistakenly interpreting the earlier report as meaning that “immigration fell 70%” in the last year. The writers interpret this as the result of President Trump’s immigration policy changes.
But it is not clear that any slowdown in immigration has actually taken place.
First, growth in the immigrant population does not measure new arrivals; immigrants come and go, so the net change in the total is not the same as the annual number of new arrivals.
More important, though, is that the two Census Bureau surveys that measure the foreign-born have recently diverged in unexpected ways. The Times news story correctly reports the results of one of those data sources, the American Community Survey (ACS), showing a growth of 200,000 immigrants. But the other data source, the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC, or just CPS for short), shows an increase of 1.6 million in the immigrant population between 2017 and 2018 – quite the opposite of “slowing to a trickle”.
These annual differences produce larger differences over several years, said the CIS report:
In terms of growth, the ACS shows a 4.8 million increase from 2010 to 2018 in the immigrant population, while the [2018] CPS shows a 6.9 million increase over the same period. The just-released 2019 CPS shows an increase of 7.3 million since 2010 …
From 2015 to 2019, growth in the immigrant population averaged one million in the CPS, while in the ACS it averaged 600,000 from 2015 to 2018 (Figure 1 and Table 1).

NYT's Tom Edsall says Trump's immigration-reform voters are 'snakes and vermin.'
Edsall usually tries to understand ordinary Americans' concerns. But he & his elite peers live in a bubble & just don't see immigration's huge economic damage to Americans. 

NYT Columnist: American 'Snakes and Vermin' Support Trump's Immigration Policy

The swearing-in of new citizens also lags,he Census Bureau reports. The naturalization data show that a record number of immigrants became citizens — and possible voters — in 2019:

11 year high! @realDonaldTrump and his administration are pro-LEGAL immigration, while being tough on ILLEGAL immigration. 

CALIFORNIA: now a colony of Mexico

By Jessica Vaughan

Earlier this week ICE released its 2019 report on enforcement activity. While overall removals increased due to a record number of illegal arrivals at the southwest border, removals from the interior declined by 10 percent. Meanwhile, ICE's caseload grew by 24 percent, with more than 630,000 cases added to its docket, which has grown to a record high of more than three million cases.

Vox Editor Says U.S. Needs 600 Million Migrants to Counter China

3 Jan 202031
The nation’s Military-Industrial Complex needs to import at least 600 million immigrants to counter the growing push by China for world power, says a forthcoming book by Matthew Yglesias, the top editor at the influential progressive website,
The One Billion Americans book is “a bold case for massive population growth in the name of national greatness,” says the blurb from the publisher, Penguin Random House. The press release continues:
America is in decline. Fewer children are born each year due to financial pressure. Thousands flee our iconic cities with their housing shortages and broken infrastructure. While we tie ourselves into knots trying to stop the flow of immigrants, our exhausted economy deflates the heartland’s already shrinking population. To survive China’s impending global takeover (not to mention Russia), we can’t afford to be weak. We need to get bigger, much bigger. We need one billion Americans.
The United States has a population of roughly 320 million Americans, so Yglesias’s plan would require a population boost of at least 600 million. If the migrants are imported over 20 years, his plan requires that annual immigration be raised from roughly one million legal immigrants to at least 15 million legal immigrants. 
The blurb does not describe how much extra cash the 320 million Americans will have to pay for housing as the 600 million people compete for decent housing — any housing — in cities and suburbs. 
The blurb is silent about how much wealth would flow from wage earners to stock investors as hundreds of millions of imported workers flood the labor market, drive down salaries, and spike the stock market. 
The blurb says nothing about the politics of a country where most new immigrants would likely flow to the coastal states, boosting the relative wealth and voting power of California over Colorado, New Jersey over Nebraska, and New York over Nevada. 
The blurb does not describe the likely civic chaos in a super-diverse country where American citizens would be stripped of their shared religious, cultural, and historical ties that have long been used to bind the people to each other, the elite to the ordinary, and the rulers to the ruled. 
The blurb ignores alternative ideas for curbing China, for example, cutting immigration to spur Americans’ productivity, science, prosperity, political coherence, and ability to support weaker countries in Asia and Africa. 
The blurb discreetly ignores the role of clever people who have helped to export jobs, technology, and wealth to China over the past 20 years: 

Careless US estb. lets China hire thousands of scientists in the US, incl. many employed by US taxpayers, to steal tech by the boatload, admits (far too late) bipartisan Senate report.
No gov't or Ivy League managers are fired.
No visa program is frozen. 

Senate Report: Careless Elites Help China Steal Americans' Technology

But the blurb suggests Yglesias’s great transformation will create many opportunities for a class of clever people in the major cities — such as Matt Yglesias — to rule over ordinary Americans amid the civic divisions that Yglesias and his peers want to create: 
Of course, more people requires more housing, not to mention better transportation, improved education, a revitalized welfare system, and climate change mitigation.
Drawing on economic theory and research from leading policy experts, he offers ideas from around the globe—from Singapore’s approach to traffic jams to Canada’s town planning—that move us beyond left-right divides, to explore the practical and creative solutions our times call for.
Yglesias’s website is pro-migration and anti-Trump. In August 2019, he echoed the Cold War claims that Americans’ homeland is instead a “Nation of Immigrants” with a world-changing mission that overwhelms mundane matters, such as Americans’ wages and prosperity:
Immigration to the United States has not, historically, been an act of kindness toward strangers. It’s been a strategy for national growth and national greatness.
Washington and his fellow founders could have established America as a kind of exclusive club. The present-day United States undoubtedly would still be a prosperous and pleasant nation. But our cities would be smaller, our global influence would be reduced, and many fewer of the world’s cutting-edge companies would be based here. We would suffer, as small countries tend to, from our talented and ambitious young people seeking their fortunes in bigger places abroad. With many fewer people, it wouldn’t be the great nation it is today.
While a lot has changed since Washington’s time, two fundamentals have not. The United States is still a country with a mission and a desire for greatness on the world stage. And America’s openness to people who want to move here and make a better life for themselves is fuel for that greatness.
Unsurprisingly, Yglesias breezily dismisses the abundant evidence the immigration shifts money from ordinary wage-earners to wealthy investors:
as Michael Greenstone and Adam Looney of the center-left Hamilton Project put it, “immigrants and U.S.-born workers generally do not compete for the same jobs; instead, many immigrants complement the work of U.S. employees and increase their productivity.”
In contrast, there’s much evidence — including 30 years of economic statistics — that immigration is a disguised economic policy to transfer wealth from young American wage-earners to older investors, and from heartland states to the coasts.

NYT's Tom Edsall says Trump's immigration-reform voters are 'snakes and vermin.'
Edsall usually tries to understand ordinary Americans' concerns. But he & his elite peers live in a bubble & just don't see immigration's huge economic damage to Americans. 

NYT Columnist: American 'Snakes and Vermin' Support Trump's Immigration Policy

THOMAS HOMAN, the former acting head of 

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 

warned Democrats running in 2020 about 

“enticing” illegal immigrants with lax policies.
"They say they care about these people, they 
care about children dying and women being 
raped... they need to look in the mirror 
because if you keep offering enticements...
 'sanctuary cities'... free health care... in-state 
tuition... people are going to put themselves in
harm's way to come to this country," Homan 
told Steve Hilton on "The Next Revolution."

Six-Time Deported Illegal 

Alien Accused of Killing 

Colorado Grandmother
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A six-time deported illegal alien has been arrested for allegedly killing a 51-year-old Colorado grandmother after being released from local law enforcement custody.
Juan Sanchez, a Mexican illegal alien who has already been deported from the United States six times over the last decade, was arrested last week and charged with vehicular homicide and fleeing the scene of an accident after he allegedly hit and killed Annette Conquering Bear, a grandmother, while she was walking home from Walgreens, 9 News reported.
Sanchez, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials revealed, was deported from the U.S. twice in 2002, three times in 2008, and in 2012. Sometime after his last deportation, he illegally re-entered the U.S. for the seventh time.
“Sanchez is an ICE enforcement priority,” ICE officials said in a statement.
Four days before Conquering Bear’s killing, Sanchez was in local law enforcement custody on suspicion of drunk driving but was released after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said they did not have enough time in advance to lodge a detainer against him so he could be turned over to their custody.
During that arrest, Sanchez was allegedly driving drunk with a blood-alcohol level of 0.183, which is twice the legal limit. Police said Sanchez admitted to having had “two beers” before getting in his car and driving with an “international driver’s license.”
Sanchez was taken into custody at the time and was then quickly released after he became uncooperative and allegedly telling officers, “I’ll fight my way out of jail.”
The illegal alien is now being held on a $500,000 bond.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder

Sanctuary City Released Human Rights Violator

And then NYC hit the snooze button on this wake-up call

By Andrew R. Arthur on December 21, 2019
In my last post, I discussed a Liberian amnesty provision that was snuck into section 7611 of the National Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2020. I specifically referenced the case of Liberian human rights violator Charles Cooper, who was removed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to Liberia in June 2018. I left out the part about how the New York Police Department (NYPD) failed to honor an ICE detainer for him, and released him without even notifying the agency. The incident does not reflect well on those who set the rules for New York's finest.
Cooper entered the United States in January 2006 on a nonimmigrant visa, and remained beyond his authorized return date. He was no ordinary visa overstay. According to ICE, Cooper "served as a bodyguard to former Liberian President Charles Taylor and was a member of a paramilitary police unit called the Secret Security Service (SSS)."
ICE continued: "Cooper, while a member of the SSS and the National Patriotic Front of Liberia [NPLF], was directly involved in the persecution of civilians in Liberia." In addition to identifying Cooper as "a human rights violator," the agency asserted that he was "a member of an organization known for setting fires to whole villages."
The aforementioned Charles Taylor is a special case. He was a Liberian civil servant in the 1980s, and was accused of embezzlement. He made his way to the United States, but escaped from prison in Massachusetts where he was being held for extradition, and travelled back to West Africa. He thereafter formed the NPFL, and in 1989 launched attacks against the Liberian government from the Ivory Coast, igniting Liberia's first civil war.
Global Security explains that between December 1989 and the middle of 1993, the NPFL "is estimated to have been responsible for thousands of deliberate killings of civilians. As NPFL forces advanced towards Monrovia in 1990, they targeted people of the Krahn and Mandingo ethnic groups, both of which the NPFL considered supporters of [then-Liberian President Samuel] Doe's government."
Various factions became involved in the conflict, including the NPFL; forces that were loyal to Doe; the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and their Nigerian-led peacekeeping force, ECOMOG; and the breakaway Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia (INPFL), which was led by Prince Johnson. INPFL captured, mutilated, and killed Doe on September 10, 1990.
The first bloody civil war ended with Taylor's election as president in 1997. According to Britannica, however:
As president, Taylor restructured the army, filling it with members of his former militia. Conflict ensued between Taylor and the opposition, and Monrovia became the scene of widespread gun battles and looting. Governments around the world accused Taylor of supporting rebels in Sierra Leone, and in 2000 the United Nations Security Council imposed sanctions on Liberia. The country was subsequently gripped again by civil war, and Taylor, accused of gross human rights violations, was indicted by a UN-sponsored war-crimes tribunal (the Special Court for Sierra Leone) in 2003.
Following widespread international condemnation, Taylor agreed to go into exile in Nigeria. In March 2006, however, the Liberian government requested Taylor's extradition, and Nigeria announced that it would comply with the order. Taylor subsequently attempted to flee Nigeria but was quickly captured. Charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes committed during Sierra Leone's civil war, he was later sent to The Hague, where he was to be tried before the Special Court for Sierra Leone.
Taylor was found guilty in April 2012 on 11 counts "of bearing responsibility for the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by rebel forces during Sierra Leone's civil war", and subsequently sentenced to 50 years in prison.
Back to Cooper. As noted, he entered as a nonimmigrant with permission to remain until August 2006. When he failed to depart, he was placed into removal proceedings. He was ordered removed by an immigration judge and appealed the decision, which was dismissed by the Board of Immigration Appeals in February 2016.
According to ICE:
On Aug. 11, 2017, Cooper was arrested by the New York Police Department, and charged with DWI. On that same date, [ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO)] deportation officers lodged an immigration detainer with the NYPD's Richmond Central Booking. Cooper was released from NYPD custody, without the detainer being honored and without notification to ICE.
Fortunately, in May 2018, ICE deportation officers arrested Cooper in Staten Island, New York, leading to his removal.
As my former colleague Preston Huennekens reported: "In March 2013, New York City began ignoring [ICE] detainer notices." According to ICE, the agency had "not been notified about the release of aliens in custody at New York City facilities since 2014, except for those that fall within the 170 crimes considered egregious by the Mayor's Office." Apparently, human rights violators do not make the cut.
Huennekens noted that in just one three-month period (January to mid-April 2018), the NYPD and the New York Department of Corrections together ignored 440 detainers; "40 of those individuals released from custody subsequently committed more crimes and were arrested again." About this, ICE stated: "In just three months, more than three dozen criminal aliens were released from local custody. Simply put, the politics and rhetoric in this city are putting its own communities at an unnecessary risk."
To restate the obvious: Sanctuary policies, including those that prevent ICE from finding out about the release of dangerous aliens and that require police to ignore ICE detainers, make no sense. They only serve as sanctuary for criminals, or in Cooper's case, human rights violators.
Cooper should have served as a wake-up call to those in power who, for purely political reasons, require the NYPD to turn a blind eye to ICE's requests for help. But instead, as Huennekens' reporting demonstrates, Gotham's officials simply hit the snooze button.