MEXIFORNIA IN METLDOWN: First, illegal immigration is the problem. CA has spent hundreds of billions on illegal aliens and their bills — public schools, free meals at school, special bi-lingual teachers, healthcare, housing allowances, low income energy assistance, aid to families with dependent children, prisons, cops, courts, public defenders, welfare, food stamps, and a hundred other gov handouts. And don’t forget lower college tuition for illegal immigrants. WAYNE ALLYN ROOT
The sellout lawmakers in DC are under a new time constraint because our out of control zombie government must feed again in September of this year or collapse.
The Amnesty-containing secretive budget bill signed by Trump on Feb. 15, 2019, (HJ Res 31) only funds the government through this September when the debt ceiling must be raised again, or the government will collapse leaving tens of millions of Americans dependent upon government funds for their food, clothing, lodging, healthcare, and education penniless.
The globalists and socialists who are behind this invasion and are planning the new North American Union superstate being built over the top of us today must have legislative Amnesty, and gun confiscation laws passed before the old system is allowed to finally break down. They plan to govern us all in a new totalitarian surveillance state with increased powers to silence dissent and seize and control people, property, and wages.
Therefore, the Kushner Graham Amnesty deal with Democrats has a new timer where they want it done before September.
Please pick up your phones and keyboards and begin contacting as many members of the US House as possible (starting with the Republicans) to say:
"Oppose Amnesty bills like Pelosi's HR 6, which will only encourage more illegal aliens to enter America while delivering permanent power to Democrats through a process of lawlessness and invasion that deprives all legal Americans of a voice! Stop this Amnesty push now or face the consequences in the 2020 elections!"
(CNSNews.com) – Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that if the illegal border crossings continue at this pace, there will be 800,000 illegals crossing the border in one year.
“Senator, I know you just came back from the border where you were yesterday in that area where we saw that migrant death just this week due to an outbreak of the flu. I know dozens have been quarantined as a result. Are you concerned that there will be more deaths like this because of overcrowding?” CBS’s Margaret Brennan asked.
Johnson, who serves as chair of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said the Border Patrol believed that the flu outbreak at the McAllen, Texas, detention center might have been the H1N1 virus.
“Well, first, let me say that the men and women of our Border Patrol and other volunteers from the federal government are doing a heroic effort trying to deal with this humanitarian crisis. Yeah, we're all concerned. They had an outbreak of flu. They believed it might have been H1N1, highly dangerous, but the processing centers are back open, but they are grossly overcrowded because of the unbelievable situation on the border, the out of control nature of it,” he said.
“Just the last three weeks, on average about 23,000 women, children, and men are coming over across the border illegally as family units or as unaccompanied children – 22,000 to 23,000 a week. We're almost eight months into this fiscal year, and we're up to about 400,000 in total,” the senator said.
“And if it continues at this pace, in one year, we'll have about 800,000 unaccompanied children and people crossing the border illegally as a family unit – 800,000. So this is overwhelming our system, and we have to stop it. We have to change our laws to stop rewarding, incentivizing people across our border illegally,” Johnson said.
“Senator, I hear your concern here and the assistant secretary raised it last week on this program, and, yet, Congress went home for recess without allocating any money to this border crisis, and, in fact, Republicans had agreed to strip it out of the disaster relief bill. How is that possible?” Brennan asked.
“Well, first of all, I've been advocating to make sure that the Department of Homeland Security and HHS get the $4.5 billion emergency spending request. They need that money. They need it desperately,” Johnson said.
The senator said hopefully the funding will be quickly appropriated when Congress is back in session after the Memorial Day holiday.
“But again, we are allowing this to happen. It is our broken laws that are sustaining this wicked business model. These human traffickers, they're probably pocketing $3-4 billion dollars per year,” he said. “We have to change our laws.”
Brennan asked whether it was a mistake for President Donald Trump to say he won’t work with Democrats until they stop the investigations.
“Well, my guess is he's just stating reality. It's going to be pretty hard to pass legislation when that's all the House is really doing. I warned voters ahead of the 2018 election that if you put Democrats in charge of the House, all you're going to be talking about is investigations, talk of impeachment, and it won't be about governing and creating greater prosperity for Americans, and that's kind of what we're seeing play out here,” Johnson said.
“It's very unfortunate--particularly, when you take a look at things like an emergency spending bill that we need for some of these disasters, that we need for you know, getting the situation at the border under control. When you talk about the fact we have to fix our horribly broken immigration system so we can stop or reduce this flow,” he said.
“You know, I heard Beto O'Rourke saying, all we have to do is assign a case officer to every one of these families. Well, that'd be about 400,000 case officers or people that could handle 400,000 families, this year alone. We don't have that kind of personnel. So the goal of our policy should be to reduce that flow, and in the House they're just talking about impeachment investigations. It's very unfortunate,” the senator said.
A group of illegal aliens is apprehended by Border Patrol after crossing from Mexico into Yuma, Ariz., on April 12, 2019. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)
Mexican Cops Seize 460 Pounds of Meth, 60 Pounds of Heroin in Tijuana
Two separate raids in the border city of Tijuana by federal and state investigative netted 460 pounds of methamphetamine and more than 60 pounds of heroin. The raids also resulted in the seizure of six vehicles and one arrest.
The first raid occurred in colonia Cerro Colorado on Wednesday morning when ministerial federal police executed a search warrant at a warehouse. The raid followed an investigation developing intelligence that the location was being used to conduct illegal drug activity.
Upon agents gaining entry, police discovered 406 packages containing a white substance later determined to be methamphetamine. The drugs weighed approximately 442.6 pounds (200.7 kilograms). Police also seized 28 packages containing heroin with a total weight of 27.9 pounds. Police discovered the packages in multiple locations within the building, according to a press release from the Federal Attorney General’s Office (Fiscalía General de República -FGR). Agents did not discover anyone within the building. Investigators turned the evidence over to personnel from the federal attorney general’s office pending further follow-up investigation as reported by local media.
The second raid occurred Thursday when state preventive police were conducting surveillance at the corner of José Vasconcelos in colonia Alemán. Police observed a 2017 white Nissan Vera without license plates and dark tinted windows parked in the opposite direction from the normal flow of traffic. Officers observed a lone male next to the vehicle holding a large clear plastic bag. Upon noticing that he was being watched by the police officers, the suspect threw the bag into the trunk of the car and immediately drove away. Officers followed behind the individual and completed a traffic stop of a male later identified as Jorge Orlando “N”, 21. Officers conducted a search of the interior of the vehicle and found a black suitcase containing 19 clear plastic baggies containing a white colored granular substance. The substance was later determined to be approximately 19.8 pounds of methamphetamine. Police placed Jorge Orlando under arrest and the drugs turned over to investigative personnel from the state attorney general’s office.
The ongoing cartel violence in Tijuana has been attributed to a bitter turf war tied to the street-level distribution of affordable but potent methamphetamine by street-level gangs being supplied by Mexican drug cartels. The methamphetamine is being manufactured in large meth labs throughout Mexico. The drugs are supplied to street level dealers for sale purposes for the Tijuana street market and to traffickers to be smuggled in large shipments across our southern border for the U.S. drug market. This type of activity is also being blamed for the spike for drug-related cartel violence in the border city of Ciudad Juarez which sits next to El Paso Texas. The city of Tijuana has experienced over 800 homicides this year and registered a record-breaking 2518 murders in 2018.
Robert Arce is a retired Phoenix Police detective with extensive experience working Mexican organized crime and street gangs. Arce has worked in the Balkans, Iraq, Haiti, and recently completed a three-year assignment in Monterrey, Mexico, working out of the Consulate for the United States Department of State, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Program, where he was the Regional Program Manager for Northeast Mexico (Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Durango, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas.)
GRAPHIC: Mexican Government Claims 10 Cartel Men Died in Firefight — Photos Show More
MORELIA, Michoacán – A fierce shootout between rival cartels killed at least 22 in the coastal state of Michoacán, however, officials are claiming only 10 died. The casualties come at a time when officials are trying to claim the region is safe.
The shootout took place on Wednesday afternoon near Uruapan where gunmen from La Familia Michoacana/Viagras clashed with rivals from Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG). Law enforcement and military personnel did not take part in the gun battle, but arrived later to collect bodies and document the crime scene. Initial information points to an ambush by CJNG with Los Viagras taking the brunt of the casualties.
An official statement from the Michoacán government claims only 10 gunmen died and three others were injured, however unofficial accounts point to a much higher toll. Law enforcement sources revealed to Breitbart News that the true figures place the count at 22 dead and six injured.
The government’s claim of only 10 fatalities is apparently in conflict with photographic evidence captured at the scene. One image shows 14 bodies inside the frame–four more than the official version of events.
Editor’s Note: Breitbart News traveled to the Mexican States of Tamaulipas, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and other areas to recruit citizen journalists willing to risk their lives and expose the cartels silencing their communities. Breitbart News / Cartel Chronicles are published in both English and in their original Spanish. This article was written by Jose Luis Lara, a former leading member who helped start the Self-Defense Movement in Michoacán.
A San Francisco judge who has given heavily to Democrats issued an order on May 24 that temporarily prevents President Donald Trump from using military funds to pay for construction of a wall on the nation’s porous border with Mexico.
The injunction, nationwide in effect, is part of a growing trend that Attorney General William Barr calls dangerous because it allows a single judge to veto presidential actions. According to the Justice Department, an average of 1.5 such national or universal injunctions were issued each year against the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. Under President Barack Obama, the average rose to 2.5.
But 37 injunctions have been issued against the Trump administration since the president was inaugurated, Barr said.
The case, along with other legal challenges to the president’s efforts to secure the border, is likely to end up in the Supreme Court eventually.
U.S. District Judge Haywood S. Gilliam Jr., appointed by then-President Barack Obama in December 2014, blocked the Trump administration “from taking any action to construct a border barrier” with reallocated U.S. Department of Defense monies in parts of Arizona and Texas known as Yuma Sector Project 1 and El Paso Sector Project 1.
Gilliam wrote in his 56-page preliminary injunction that “irreparable harm” would ensue if the administration moved forward while the lawsuit brought by the Sierra Club awaited a full hearing on the merits.
“Because the Court has found that Plaintiffs are likely to show that Defendants’ actions exceeded their statutory authority, and that irreparable harm will result from those actions, a preliminary injunction must issue pending a resolution of the merits of the case,” he wrote.
Gilliam also made a claim that legal experts say is highly questionable, falsely accusing Trump of violating the separation of powers doctrine and infringing on Congress’s power of the purse.
“The position that when Congress declines the Executive’s request to appropriate funds, the Executive nonetheless may simply find a way to spend those funds ‘without Congress’ does not square with fundamental separation of powers principles dating back to the earliest days of our Republic,” he wrote.
It’s true that Congress refused to give the president all the funding he requested to construct a border barrier. As Congress denied those appropriations, on Feb. 15, Trump invoked his congressionally approved powers under the National Emergencies Act of 1976, a statute that gave presidents the power to declare emergencies within limited parameters.
Writing in The Hill newspaper a few months ago about Trump’s use of the law, left-leaning constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley stated, “Congress expressly gave presidents the authority to declare such emergencies and act unilaterally.”
The law had been used repeatedly by every president since Gerald Ford with little or no controversy until the current president invoked it. Lawmakers have tried and failed to overturn Trump’s use of the law to secure border wall construction funding.
Trump called upon the statute in mid-February as Congress gave final approval to a $333 billion omnibus spending bill. The legislation provides $1.375 billion for 55 miles of border barriers in Texas, well below the $5.7 billion Trump sought for a border wall and the $25 billion he originally said was needed.
The emergency declaration moved around $6.7 billion in funding that was previously appropriated for other projects, largely for military construction. In his fiscal 2020 budgetary blueprint submitted on March 11 to Congress, the president sought an additional $8.6 billion to build the border wall.
Raising doubts about his impartiality, before Gilliam became a judge, he made large donations to Democrats from 2007 to late 2014, as The Epoch Times has reported.
According to federal campaign finance records, Gilliam gave $6,900 to the presidential campaign of the man who appointed him, broken down into $4,600 to Obama for America and $2,300 to the Obama Victory Fund. The Northern California judge also gave a separate $13,500 to Obama for America and Obama Victory Fund 2012, as well as $4,500 to the Democratic National Committee.
During his confirmation hearings, Gilliam said judges should be impartial. “I believe that the most important attribute of a judge is the commitment to faithfully and impartially apply the law in every case, without regard to the type of matter or the identity of the parties.”
Sierra Club attorney Gloria Smith rejoiced after winning in court.
“Walls divide neighborhoods, worsen dangerous flooding, destroy lands and wildlife, and waste resources that should instead be used on the infrastructure these communities truly need,” she said. “The Sierra Club and our members are thrilled the courts put a rightful check on Trump’s abuse of emergency powers.”
New border wall being constructed by We Build the Wall in the El Paso, Texas, metropolitan area on May 24, 2019. (Courtesy of We Build the Wall, Inc.)
Veteran’s Private Border Wall Project Builds First Section Near El Paso After Raising $22 Million
An Air Force veteran who lost three limbs in the Iraq War has built a wall on a short section of the U.S.-Mexico border, delivering on a promise to hundreds of thousands of donors.
Brian Kolfage raised more than $22 million and plans to build the wall mile-by-mile in strategic locations, getting permits from local private landowners.
Construction work started May 17 in the El Paso, Texas, metropolitan area, where an influx of illegal immigrants has drastically escalated in recent months—more than 600 percent in the Border Patrol’s El Paso sector in the first seven months of fiscal 2019, compared with the same period the year before.
The wall has a similar design to that used by the Trump administration, made of steel bollards buried several feet deep in the ground and standing 20 to 25 feet above ground. The first section is about a half-mile long and cost less than $10 million. That appears to be comparable to what the government has generally been paying for its wall construction. Kolfage said, however, that the price spiked due to difficult terrain and ended up less than what the government would have paid. He expects that on flat terrain his nonprofit could build for under $4 million a mile, well below the government’s average cost of about $20 million a mile.
“We can’t release full costs yet because of ongoing contracts we are in bid process with,” his press team said, via a text message.
The wall includes all the perks of the one built by the government, such as lighting, sensors, and access roads for the Border Patrol, the team said.
“Today is the big day!” Kolfage said in a May 26 tweet. “Today is the day the haters, the liberal media, and every doubter, chokes on their words. Check back later.”
“This is like our Superbowl. This is our time to shine. To show the donors, first and foremost, that we can be trusted, that we can get the job done,” he told The Epoch Times in a phone call.
He said about three more miles of the wall are slated for construction and should be paid for from the existing funding. His plan is to sell the wall to the government for $1, which would make the government responsible for its maintenance. The technology, such as surveillance cameras and seismic sensors (to detect tunneling under the wall), are compatible with and ready to be hooked into the Border Patrol systems, he said.
He’s also trying to negotiate with the government access to the Roosevelt Reservation (pdf), a 60-foot strip of land along the border in New Mexico, Arizona, and California under federal control. That could give the nonprofit hundreds of more miles to build on, if private funding allows, since large stretches of that border are now only covered by the anti-vehicle fencing, which is only about 5 feet tall and easy to climb over for pedestrians.
Since he started his GoFundMe campaign, some media put Kolfage’s project, and even his integrity, in doubt. Rumors spread online about his misusing the donated funds, which have reached $22 million, although there’s no evidence he has.
A rumor that Kolfage may have bought a yacht with the donated money was spread by Grant Stern, a writer for Occupy Democrats, a left-wing progressive group, based on a single anonymous source. Kolfage said he bought the yacht months before the fundraiser started with money from selling his older boat.
Kolfage initially launched the GoFundMe campaign with a goal of crowdfunding $1 billion and donating it to the federal government for wall construction, saying he’d refund the donations if the goal wasn’t reached or almost reached. After raising some $20 million in 20 days, he indeed started to refund donations, but gave the donors an option to tell GoFundMe not to refund, in which case he would repurpose the donations for a wall built privately. About $6 million was refunded, but a single $6 million donation made up the difference, Snopes reported.
Setting up a nonprofit, We Build the Wall, the project established a website to solicit further donations.
The project has overcome some delays and has held back on some information, such as where it intends to build.
“We can’t go public with the information exactly because there are groups—different liberal groups—that do want to attack it and want to do everything to stop it,” Kolfage said at one of the project’s town halls.
Since the news broke that the nonprofit is following through on its promise, thousands of donations have streamed in, the GoFundMe page indicates.
Kolfage was severely injured in combat on Sept. 11, 2004, losing both legs and his right arm when an enemy rocket hit the Balad Air Base north of Baghdad.
After retiring from the military, Kolfage founded a coffee company, called Military Grade Coffee. In 2018, he took over from conservative columnist and author John Hawkins the management of the Right Wing News (RWN) Facebook page, which was followed by more than 3 million people.
Kolfage set up the RWNOfficial.com conservative political news and commentary website, and used the RWN and other Facebook pages to promote content from the site.
A cursory review of the site showed headlines in sensational tone and articles written as a mix of news and commentary.
On Oct. 11, 2018, all three Kolfage’s pages were shut down, including the one for his coffee business, with its more than 200,000 fans. Facebook said the sites were purged for breaking rules against “spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior.” Kolfage said that nothing of this applied to his business. He believed he was targeted for political reasons.
Kolfage acknowledged to NBC News that he was handling administration and finances for the now-defunct FreedomDaily website, which was known for inaccurate, sensational reporting.
FreedomDaily’s former employees said Kolfage used online petitions to collect email addresses, which were then used to distribute FreedomDaily content.
Update: The article has been updated with further information from Brian Kolfage, his press team, and his “We The People Will Build the Wall” GoFundMe page. Information has also been added about the U.S.-Mexico border and the barriers along it.