Tuesday, May 19, 2020


New polls show trouble for Trump and Republicans in GOP strongholds

Just-released polls contain bad news for President Trump and his Senate allies, with Joe Biden expanding the electoral map to states that have long been safe bastions for the Republican Party.
Biden is solidifying his lead over Trump in Arizona, a state not won by a Democrat in a presidential race since Bill Clinton took it in 1996, according to a new survey by OH Predictive Insights. Biden leads Trump by 7 percentage points in Arizona. The poll has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.
The same survey also had bad news for Senate Republican incumbent Martha McSally, who appears to be losing ground in her reelection bid against Democrat Mark Kelly. A former astronaut and the husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords, Kelly now leads McSally by 13 points. A month earlier, the same poll showed Kelly ahead by 9 points.
In Georgia, Biden leads Trump by a single percentage point, 48 percent to 47 percent, according to a poll conducted by Civiqs/Daily Kos that was released Tuesday and has a margin of error of 3.1 percent.
An internal poll conducted last week by a group backing Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp found Biden ahead of Trump by a margin of 47 percent to 46 percent. The poll had a margin of error of 4 percentage points.
Both polls showed Democrat Jon Ossoff running strong against incumbent GOP Sen. David Perdue. While Ossoff has yet to secure his party’s nomination, he leads Perdue by 2 percentage points in the Civiqs/Daily Kos poll and trails by 2 points in the internal Republican poll.
President Trump. (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)
President Trump. (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)
If Biden does defeat Trump in November, Democrats will need to flip just three Senate seats to retake control of the chamber where Republicans currently hold a 53-47 seat advantage. With Biden’s victory in the Democratic primary coupled with the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, the chances of what had been considered a long shot have greatly increased.
“It’s an extraordinary turn of events,” Neil Newhouse, a GOP pollster, told Vox. “This is not the political environment we expected at the beginning of the year.”
Not all the polls in recent weeks show Biden and Democrats cruising to victory. While the presumptive Democratic nominee also leads Trump in Florida by 4.6 points among likely voters, according to a poll released Tuesday by Point Blank Political, an Emerson College poll released last week showed the president leading Biden in Texas by a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent in a head-to-head matchup.
Still, referencing recent surveys in Arizona, Georgia and Texas that show Biden competitive or leading in those states, Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said Friday that the former vice president would make a play for those traditionally red states.
“We believe that there will be battleground states that have never been battleground states before,” O’Malley Dillon said in a call with reporters. “We feel like the map is really favoring us if you look to recent polling.”


White House Eyes Sanctions on India, China for Illegal Migration

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The administration may impose sanctions on more countries that refuse to accept their repatriated migrants, including Chinese and Indian migrants, said officials.
The internal debate comes as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is successfully flying many blue-collar migrants back home, so avoiding a risky and hazardous buildup of migrants in U.S. detention centers, say agency officials.
“We return people to various countries in the Northern Triangle [El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras]. We’ve expanded to South America, Brazil, Ecuador, Nicaragua … [and] Haiti,” said a DHS official. 
The repatriation flights minimize the number of migrants in U.S. detention centers, and so minimize the spread of China’s Wuhan virus throughout U.S. border agencies, DHS officials said. 
He continued:
This challenge with the Chinese as well as the Indians predates this current [coronavirus] crisis, but I think it highlights the importance of preparing folks to [go back to] their home country. So we’re again, maybe, maybe in the vein of a sneak peek, but certainly across the board and then specific to some of these countries that we’ve had challenges with, we’re looking at options, including visa sanctions options.
Since October 2019, at least 4,826 Chinese and 3,587 Indians have faced deportation charges, according to TRAC Reports, Inc. They comprise a small but fast-growing share of the nation’s illegal alien population, and of the 312,720 deportation case since October.
On April 20, President Donald Trump threatened sanctions on countries that refuse to take back their deported migrants:
Countries that deny or unreasonably delay the acceptance of their citizens, subjects, nationals, or residents from the United States during the ongoing pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 create unacceptable public health risks for Americans.  The United States must be able to effectuate the repatriation of foreign nationals who violate the laws of the United States.
Since 2017, White House sanctions have gradually reduced the number of countries that block repatriations, according to a report from the Congressional Research Service:
In September 2017, DHS imposed visa sanctions under INA §243(d) on four countries: Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. In a press release, DHS maintained that these countries had failed to establish reliable processes for issuing travel documents to their nationals ordered removed. As a result, DHS reported that it had been forced to release into the United States 2,137 Guineans and 831 Sierra Leoneans with final orders of removal, many with serious criminal convictions. DHS also reported that some 700 Eritrean nationals and 1,900 Cambodian nationals with final orders of removal—some with serious criminal convictions—were residing in the United States.
The countries that do not quickly accept the return of migrants are called “recalcitrant” or “at risk of non-compliance” countries. The “recalcitrant” list includes China, Iran, Vietnam, and Pakistan.
The number of countries on the list fell from 20 in late 2016 down to 12 by May 2017. In July 2018, the administration imposed sanctions on Burma and Laos.
India has sometimes resisted the return of its migrants, but it has accepted the return of migrants from the United States. The Indian Economic Times reported on one deportation operation in November 2019.
In 2001, the Supreme Court directed the government to release nearly all illegal migrants — including violent criminals — if their home countries do not accept their return.
But Secretary of State Mike Pompeo faces enormous pressure from U.S. business groups to minimize visa sanctions on China’s travelers.
The issue was spotlighted mid-May because President Donald Trump directed his agencies to provide options for curbing the many visa programs that cut Americans out of white-collar careers.
These visa programs include the H-1B, the Optional Practical Training, and the J-1 “Research Scholar” programs, which provide a flood of cheap Chinese workers for universities and research centers.
In mid-May, Pompeo downplayed the promise of curbs on the J-1 program. “This is not about good Chinese people working on commercial projects,” he told Breitbart News. “We find that acceptable.”
University groups also pushed White House officials to help foreign youths enroll in U.S. universities amid the epidemic, says a May 15 report in the Chronicle of Higher Education:
Campus leaders asked that consulates and embassies prioritize international student visas when they reopened. They also urged flexibility on policies that required international students to take a certain number of credits in person, [one person] said, adding that White House officials were “very receptive” on that topic.
But Pompeo’s department has tightened oversight over Indians’ L-1 visas since March 2020.
Business and non-profit groups employ roughly 270,000 visa workers from China and at least 750,000 from India. Companies are actively lobbying the White House to preserve the flow of visa workers who help investors suppress salaries for millions of American college graduates.
Yet amid growing concern about the faltering U.S. science sector, U.S. officials are cracking down on Chinese scientific espionage, much of which is conducted by Chinese lab workers. The espionage is also conducted via the “Thousand Talents” program.
A variety of white-collar groups have emerged to oppose the displacement of American graduates by visa workers from China, India, and elsewhere. They include the American Workers Coalition and the U.S. Tech Workers.
These groups’ political clout has grown as White House officials recognize the need to rebuild electoral support among millions of swing-voting college graduates.
In the 2016 campaign, Trump gained voters after he promised to end the use of the H-1B program as a cheap-labor program.
The number of Chinese visitors has crashed amid the worldwide epidemic caused by China’s Wuhan virus.

TOM COTTON - DEFUND STATES GIVING CORNOAVIRUS RELIEF TO ILLEGALS AND THEN HANDING THE TAX BILLS TO LEGALS! - Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) has introduced legislation that will defund states and localities providing American taxpayer-funded coronavirus relief money to illegal aliens.

Tom Cotton: Defund States Giving Coronavirus Relief to Illegal Aliens

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) speaks to the media after attending a briefing with administration officials about the situation with Iran, at the U.S. Capitol on January 8, 2020 in Washington, DC. Members of the House and the Senate were briefed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary of Defense Mark …
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Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) has introduced legislation that will defund states and localities providing American taxpayer-funded coronavirus relief money to illegal aliens.
Cotton’s legislation, titled the No Bailouts for Illegal Aliens Act, would prohibit sending additional federal funds to states and localities that issue stimulus checks to illegal aliens.
Cotton said in a statement:
Congress passed the CARES Act to help workers impacted by the China virus pandemic, not to give a handout to those who broke our immigration laws. The federal government shouldn’t be subsidizing states’ efforts to send cash to illegal aliens.
Cotton said the legislation would not affect any Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans provided to companies and nonprofits, nor would it impact unemployment provisions or stimulus checks given to American citizens.
This week, thousands of illegal aliens inundated phone lines in California to secure $500 to $1,000 state stimulus checks.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) coronavirus relief package — passed by House Democrats — offers a bailout to businesses hiring illegal aliens over the more than 36 million jobless Americans. Pelosi’s plan bans federal officials from prosecuting businesses that knowingly hire illegal aliens.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.

Pelosi is a ghastly creature. She and her ilk – Feinstein, 

Boxer, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom – have effectively 

destroyed California and they did it on purpose. They strive 

to import as many illegal migrants as possible; they've 

created and fostered the homelessness and let it fester. 

California is now a socialist disaster and the further 

destruction of the economy is just what they've 


He added, “Illegal immigration, in particular, drives down wages and inhibits job opportunities for legal residents, while bringing more low-skilled, low-wage workers to these states. In turn, this increases costs to state and local governments, and discourages investment by businesses seeking a skilled labor force and lower overhead.”
                                                                PAUL BEDARD

"They will destroy America from within.  The leftist billionaires who orchestrate these plans are wealthy. Those tasked with representing us in Congress will never be exposed to the cost of the invasion. They have nothing but contempt for us who must endure the consequences of our communities being intruded upon by gangs, drug dealers and human traffickers.  These people have no intention of becoming Americans; like the Democrats who welcome them, they have contempt for us." PATRICIA McCARTHY

San Francisco is a disaster about which Nancy Pelosi she cares nothing.  It is a city ravaged by drug abuse, homelessness, rampant crime and all the other scourges of leftism.  She lives extravagantly in her gated mansion.  She lives a life of wealth and privilege in city suffering a civilizational collapse created and orchestrated by 
her own party.  She revels in it.  She has become a near-billionairess by way of politics of the most corrupt variety.  She is indeed a cancer on the body politic. PATRICIA McCARTHY

"When we hear stories about the homelessness in California and elsewhere, why don't we hear how illegal aliens contribute to the problem?  They take jobs and affordable housing, yet instead of discouraging illegal aliens from breaking the law, politicians encourage them to come by lavishing free stuff on them with confiscated dollars from this and future generations."  JACK HELLNER

If, for the sake of argument, 25 million illegal aliens were given lawful status- and that number could be much, much larger, we could wind up with more than 75 million minor children being brought legally to the United States by this ill-conceived program, along with their other parent.

Homeless rates soar as the cost of housing increases as more foreigners come to the United States and seek housing.  The increased demand for apartments drives up the price of housing even as jobs are lost and wages fail to keep up with increased costs of housing.

For Dems to Succeed, Americans Must Fail
Inside the Left's morbid agenda to destroy America's middle class.
Michael Cutler
Many claim that the Democrats want open borders to import millions of new voters who will likely vote for Democrats.
Undeniably this is an accurate statement but only partially addresses the strategy behind the Democrats’ push for open borders and an end to immigration law enforcement as optimized by the creation of “Sanctuary Cities” and Sanctuary States and immigration mayhem that ensues.
Today’s Democrats bear no resemblance to the Democrats of the past.  Today’s Radical Democrats are hell-bent on seizing permanent political power at the expense of America and Americans.
Traditional Democrats supported American workers and addressed their concerns while Republicans backed up business owners’ goals of fewer regulations and greater profits.  This balance made sense and helped Americans and America to prosper.
My dad used to say that the easiest way to turn capitalists into communists is to take away their money.  Flooding America with millions of Third World workers who bring Third World expectations of Third World wages and working conditions results in the loss of jobs by millions of American and lawful immigrant workers and the suppression of wages for all workers.
Homeless rates soar as the cost of housing increases as more foreigners come to the United States and seek housing.  The increased demand for apartments drives up the price of housing even as jobs are lost and wages fail to keep up with increased costs of housing.
As more Americans lose their jobs and the ability to support themselves and their families- even if they don’t lose their jobs, they will be drawn to the Democratic Party candidates who offer to provide Americans and aliens alike with economic assistance that they desperately need to survive.
Consider the May 12, 2020 news report published by PJ Media, Democrats' $3 Trillion Bill Would Include a Massive Gift...to Communist China.
There are many elements of the proposed emergency funding bill concocted by Nancy “Let them eat ice cream” Pelosi and her fellow travelers of the Radical Democratic Party that have absolutely nothing to do with assisting struggling Americans and small businesses that were ordered shuttered because of the Coronavirus Pandemic that has sickened millions and has killed an estimated 80,000 Americans, thus far.  One of the most egregious components of this bill has been ignored by the media that is addressed by PJ Media.
Here is the relevant excerpt:
They’ve also prioritized China’s economy in this one. The bill includes a provision that waives Chapter 83 of title 41, United States Code. What’s that?
Chapter 83 of title 41, United States Code, shall not apply with respect to purchases made in response to the emergency declared by the President on March 13, 2020, under section 501 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5191) and under any subsequent major disaster declaration under section 401 of such Act that supersedes such emergency declaration.
Chapter 83 of Title 41, United States Code is none other than the Buy American Act. That 1933 law prioritizes American manufacturers over others when the government makes purchases. The Trump administration strengthened the Buy American act last year. The Democrats’ bill would waive it permanently, allowing the government to purchase more goods from overseas, unrestricted.
Consider that the afore-noted Buy American Act was enacted by a traditional Democrat, President FDR who acted to protect American jobs and manufacturing the year after the Stock Market cratered on July 8, 1932 and stocks hit their lowest point.  Roosevelt also ramped up immigration law enforcement to protect jobs for American workers.
The Buy American Act requires that the federal government must prioritize the purchase of supplies from American companies when such made in America supplies are available.
This is commonsense and helps America and Americans.
Yet during the current crisis the Democrats want to eliminate this requirement that protects American jobs that has been on the books for nearly 90 years.  They are exploiting the pandemic crisis as a means for pressuring the Republicans and the President into ending this important long-standing law.
I doubt that any so-called journalists will even report on this major betrayal, let alone ask Pelosi or any other Democrat about why they included this provision in their proposed legislation.
It is clear that they seek to destroy more jobs Americans desperately need, especially in this post coronavirus era where tens of millions of Americans fear that they will have lost their jobs permanently when the U.S. economy slowly reopens.
Their proposed legislation would also provide amnesty to illegal aliens declaring aliens working illegally in the United States as “Essential Workers” even as many Americans have been kept from working because purportedly their jobs are un-essential! 
If the Democrats were truly concerned about the plight of American and lawful immigrant workers and their struggling families, they should favor immigration law enforcement and suggest that for the meanwhile Americans should be able to take “essential jobs” to help them get through this unparalleled crisis.
Remember the Democrats’ mantra, “Never let a crisis go to waste.”
This crisis has emboldened Radical Democrat’s to push an agenda that destroys the American middle class to propel more Americans into homelessness and dependency on the Democrats.
Indeed, the Democrats continue to push for passage of “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” a legislative disaster I have come to refer to as the Overwhelm America Act
On Sunday May 17, 2020 New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio was interviewed on Fox News by Maria Bartiromo.  Fox posted the video under the title, Mayor de Blasio: New York City will likely see more revenue losses without a stimulus.
During the interview de Blasio referred to the supposed “12 million undocumented folks” to describe the population of illegal aliens which has been estimated to be nearly double that number.  That number, however, is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
If legalized, everyone of those millions of illegal aliens would have the absolute and immediate right to bring in each and everyone of their minor children and their spouses as lawful immigrants.  Third World countries have many, many children.
It is not uncommon for such families to have more than six children each.  Additionally aliens could claim to have fathered children with women who are not their spouses.  It is entirely possible that each legalized alien could, on average, petition for more than three children each, considering that some aliens might not have minor children, don’t want them here or already brought them to the United States.
If, for the sake of argument, 25 million illegal aliens were given lawful status- and that number could be much, much larger, we could wind up with more than 75 million minor children being brought legally to the United States by this ill-conceived program, along with their other parent.
In other words, Comprehensive Immigration Reform could enable more than 100 million new immigrants to legally come to the United States, literally overnight!
Imagine the impact that tens of millions of children this would have on our schools, hospitals, mass transit, the power grid and other elements of critical infrastructure.  The cost of housing would climb still higher leading to more poverty, more homelessness and more crime.
When those tens of millions of immigrant children become adults they will flood the over-flowing labor pool.
Finally, if our political leaders would be sufficiently corrupt and stupid to provide an unknown number of illegal aliens with lawful status, there would be no way to interview these millions of illegal aliens who either entered the United States without inspection and/or violated multiple immigration laws after entering the United States.  There would be no way to conduct field investigations to verify the claims made in their application and to identify fraud.
Immigration fraud was identified by the 9/11 Commission, to which I provided testimony, as the key method of entry and embedding for terrorists.
This is why I have also come to refer to Comprehensive Immigration Reform by another name, the “Terrorist Assistance and Facilitation Act” as I noted in an Op-Ed I wrote for the Washington Times Immigration bill a 'No Go' and that was quoted by then-Senator Jeff Sessions when he persuaded members of the U.S. Senate to vote down that terrible bill in 2007. 
I also used that descriptive title in my responses to written questions from Senator Chuck Grassley when I testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on March 20 2013 on the topic Building An Immigration System Worthy Of American Values.
Decent Americans are horrified by the growing number of homeless Americans.  The immoral Radical Democrats, however, are encouraged that their strategy to force Americans to trade their freedoms for food, shelter and other necessities is working.
For Radical Democrats, winning isn’t everything- it is the only thing!