Lies about Illegal Immigration and Border Security

Illegal immigration is either a huge problem or an electoral gold mine, depending on which political party you're in.  If your goal is to expand the pool of permanently dependent (welfare-addicted) voters, the quick and easy way to accomplish this goal is to import masses of unskilled, uneducated, un-vaccinated peasants from Mexico and Central America.  This action expands the bureaucracy and the Democrat voter base at the same rate.

Mythologies of Illegal Immigration.  The illegal immigration debate has come to a head once again.  Congress remains at an impasse over a temporary spending bill that Senate Democrats refuse to support unless it includes a provision that would allow several hundred thousand illegal aliens to remain in the United States without fear of deportation.  It's a tiresome ploy by the Democrats, abetted by their allies in the media, using deceptive language to paint a false picture that blurs the distinction between legal and illegal, citizen and foreigner, justice and injustice.

The Lies We Have Lived Through.  We were told by the deceitful Alejandro Mayorkas that the border was "secure" as he deliberately destroyed it and welcomed in over 10 million illegal aliens.  That lie survived even the absurdity of years of nightly news clips ("cheap fakes?") of thousands swarming an open border.  And it died only when the 2024 election approached and the Biden administration read polls showing that a vast majority wanted the border closed and illegal entrants deported.  Then suddenly, the lie that the border was secure transmogrified into the back-up lie that "Republicans would not help us close the now-insecure border."  Translated into Orwellian terms, the border that was crossed by 10 million was always secure but could have been made even more secure had Republicans joined Democrats to secure what was already "secure."

Littered With Lies.  When it comes to the most important moral issues of our time, few entities have been on the wrong side of the truth more often than has the Democrat Party and their apologists. [...] In an attempt to "Make America Mexico Again," or to import more Democrat voters, the Left continues to lie about their desire for open borders and the devastating consequences of this destructive, intentional policy.  The Biden administration alone has lied over and over again about the crisis at our southern border.  Unsurprisingly, the attempt to bolster this lie with virtue-signaling "sanctuary city" policies has backfired big time on Democrats.

Poll: 62% of registered voters support the deportation of all illegal immigrants.  CBS News host Margaret Brennan expressed bewilderment at the findings of a recent poll indicating majority support for deporting all illegal immigrants.  "Homeland Security says that President Biden has already deported or repatriated more people in the past year than any year since 2010.  And then, depending on the details of what's talked about on the campaign trail, some of what Mr. Trump talks about could be illegal," Brennan observed.  Continuing her analysis, she remarked, "It doesn't seem practical, in some sense, to round up children.  And then we know that the courts have questioned whether local authorities would have the ability to do it, and federal authorities don't have the resources.  So what exactly do people think they're supporting?"

The Editor says...
Deporting all illegal aliens is not infeasible.  They will deport themselves, or at least line up at the deportation office, if all welfare benefits are cut off, all Spanish-language broadcasting is turned off, and a few of their employers are threatened with legal action.  Conduct all public business exclusively in English.  Make the foreigners encounter friction wherever they go, and they'll leave.  Nobody is clamoring for more illegal aliens.  Even the people in "sanctuary cities" are sick of them.

The Left Knows Leftism Doesn't Work.  [T]he left is not running on its record of the last three-and-a-half years but instead studiously ignoring it, at least temporarily through November. [...] We were lied to for nearly four years that the border was "secure," as 10 million foreign nationals flooded across.  Then we were told Biden was helpless to stop the deluge since he had no legal right to enforce federal immigration law through executive orders — a ridiculous excuse that even he would soon drop.  Despite their eagerness for new constituencies, no one on the left dares to openly praise the influx of the last four years, much less demand more illegal immigration.  Instead, as November looms, Biden is suddenly reinstating the very Trump executive orders that once, despite deep state and court obstruction, finally closed the border — and which Biden himself had originally overturned.  Note that Biden is now partnering with the Mexican government — which terribly fears another Trump presidency endangering Mexico's annual $60 billion in remittances from mostly illegal aliens in the United States — to curb some of the illegal immigration before the November election.

Biden's Border Security Order Is A Faked Political Stunt.  President Joe Biden's fake immigration order allows illegal migrants with "unusual levels of silence" and "incoherent speech patterns" to evade immediate deportation, along with dozens of other exceptions undermining border security.  Tuesday's announcement, entitled "A Proclamation on Securing the Border," was made amid record-breaking waves of illegal migrants entering the United States via its southern border.  The executive order took effect overnight on Wednesday, when it supposedly "suspended and limited" noncitizens from entering the United States.  In reality, the order is littered with loopholes and exceptions that will allow migrants to continue illegally entering the country by the millions.

Rejecting the Status Quo Is the Only Way to Survive.  The easiest way to navigate this Kafkaesque environment is to follow a simple rule:  whatever the government says, believe the opposite. [...] Homeland (in)Security doofus Mayorkas still claims the U.S. border is secure, even as foreign terrorists and Chinese nationals flash middle fingers at television cameras documenting America's invasion.

Biden Claims He Doesn't Have Enough Planes to Deport Illegals.  Before leaving for his rather embarrassing appearance in Normandy, President Joe Biden signed his long-awaited executive order "cracking down" on illegal immigration at the southern border.  So what has changed since that happened?  Even the Associated Press was forced to admit yesterday that the answer is pretty much nothing.  They brought us the story of Gerardo Hanao, an illegal migrant from Colombia.  He crossed the border into California on Thursday and was taken into custody by the Border Patrol.  So far, so good, right?  But instead of being shipped back to Colombia, he was dropped off at a bus stop in San Diego.  From there, he took a train to the airport and boarded a flight to Newark.  Mr. Hanao reportedly doesn't even have a notice to appear in immigration court.  It would seem that he is here to stay.  Why couldn't he be deported?  According to the Biden administration, there were no flights available to send him back to his home country.

The Editor says...
[#1] Biden and Company seem to have plenty of airplanes to import illegal aliens.  [#2] Send the invaders home on a military aircraft.  Land the plane, throw the bums out, and take off again.  [#3] Who says the illegal aliens have to be flown out of the country?  [#4] Who says the illegal aliens have to be sent back to their "home" country — which they apparently don't care to live in?  They might feel right at home in Argentina or Peru.  Or Nigeria.  Or Madagascar.

More Than 1,300 Illegals Flood Into San Diego in One Day, Border Patrol Releases Them to the Streets.  More than 1,300 illegal aliens flooded over the US border into San Diego, California in ONE DAY following Biden's executive order on asylum seekers.  Joe Biden on Tuesday held a fake border security press conference on his new asylum 'restrictions' from the East Room.  More than 15 million illegal aliens — mainly military-age males — have invaded the US on Biden's watch.  Joe Biden took 94 executive actions in his first 100 days in office to destroy the border.  Now he's acting like the savior with his new 'asylum restrictions' — only asylum is still available to thousands of illegal aliens every single day released into the US.

Biden's Border Order Does Nothing But Insult Americans' Intelligence.  President Joe Biden issued an executive order this week, claiming it would restrict migrants from claiming asylum if they cross the U.S. border illegally and would help "gain control of our border."  American voters shouldn't be fooled.  Instead, they have at least three reasons to be furious with the President's EO.  First, let's not forget it was Biden's "open border" policies that created the unprecedented border crisis.  On day one of becoming president, Biden announced an order to terminate former President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency concerning our southern border.  Biden's EO also paused the construction of the border wall and redirected the funds elsewhere.  On day two, Biden suspended Trump's "Remain in Mexico" program and ended the program formally six months later.  The "Remain in Mexico" program kept in Mexico asylum-seekers from Central America and elsewhere until their immigration court hearings in the U.S.  The program successfully returned an estimated 68,000 migrants to Mexico during the Trump presidency.

Insane asylum.  [Scroll down]  Regardless of one's cynicism about the American electorate's level of knowledge concerning such matters, no one in his right mind believes the line peddled by Biden:  "Every day between now and November, the American people are going to know that the only reason the border is not secure is Donald Trump and his MAGA Republican friends."  Joe Biden has created the flood of illegal immigration with which we have been inundated.  He has assured us that all is well.  Most recently, he has blamed Republicans for failing to provide the necessary cover.  Now in a remarkable case of just-in-time manufacturing, President Biden has announced executive action that will kick in when the seven-day average of daily encounters at the southwest border and the southern border exceeds 2,500.  When the rule kicks in, claims of asylum are not to processed illegal aliens are encountered between ports of entry — 2,499 illegal aliens a day is just business as usual.

Biden's border 'crackdown' is a con job based on another Biden bait-and-switch.  The headlines in mainstream media outlets announced today that Biden has enacted an executive order that will close the border.  By tomorrow, the headlines will be that embittered, dishonest Republicans are pouncing on, instead of applauding, what they should view as good news.  But this is not good news.  Not only is it a con, but it also exposes how the Biden administration and the complicit progressive Democrat media have been gaslighting Americans for the last three-plus years. [...] Since Joe Biden took office:
  •   There have been OVER 9.2 MILLION illegal immigrant encounters nationwide.
  •   There have been OVER 7.6 MILLION illegal immigrant encounters at our Southern Border.
  •   The number of known gotaways at the Southern Border has skyrocketed by 390.23%.
  •   Immigration judges have thrown out approximately 200,000 deportation cases because DHS did not file the required "Notice to Appear" by the time of the scheduled hearing.
In March, there were 189,372 illegal immigrant encounters at our Southern Border.  March was the 37th straight month where monthly illegal immigrant encounters have been higher than even the highest month seen under President Trump.

100 Percent Of Illegal Immigrants Commit Crimes.  This week, Democrat Sen. Chris Murphy argued on the Senate floor that actually, you're "statistically safer" living in an immigrant neighborhood because immigrants commit crimes at a lower rate than native-born Americans. [...] The notion that immigrants are somehow more upstanding and law-abiding than people born in the United States is an old argument that Democrats and slack-jawed libertarians trot out every time Republican lawmakers try to fix the border or raise any objections to illegal immigration.  But since Murphy — who, let's be clear, has never lived in an immigrant neighborhood — trotted out the argument this week, let's address it head-on.  The first problem is conflating legal and illegal immigrants.  Setting aside whether we should increase or decrease the number of legal immigrants, or whether legal immigration is a net positive for the country, there's no question that 100 percent of illegal immigrants commit crimes.  Every single one of them commits a crime the moment they illegally cross the international border between the United States and Mexico.

White House Says It's Not Biden's Job to Secure the Border Amid Invasion of Military-Age Men.  White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Wednesday said it is not Joe Biden's job to secure the US border amid an invasion of millions of military-age men from the most dangerous parts of the world.  More than 10 million illegal aliens — mainly military-age men — have invaded the US since Joe Biden was installed in January 2021. [...] And what does the White House say about the invasion and carnage:  It's not Biden's job to secure the border.  It is literally Biden's Constitutional duty to secure the US border.

Marxist Health Officials Want You Committed.  One of the more insidious features of Marxism's manipulation of language is its stigmatization of opposing points of view as some form of mental disorder. [...] Wanting the federal government to secure our borders and enforce existing immigration law "reveals" underlying xenophobia. [...] Being prepared to defend yourself against those who want you dead does not mean your worries are unfounded.  Insisting that foreigners immigrate to the United States lawfully is entirely rational.

Illegals Shipped to Martha's Vineyard Granted 'Victim of Crime' Visas.  Several illegal immigrants flown to Martha's Vineyard by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis were granted "victim of crime" visas this week, allowing them to remain and work in the U.S. — just not in the exclusive leftist vacation enclave, from which they were promptly removed upon arrival.  The migrants applied for the special type of visa, known as a U-visa, last year after arriving in the ritzy Massachusetts town, alleging they were duped into boarding the charter flight with the false promise of jobs and housing.  At least 49 of the migrants on the flight have since been granted U-visas, according to local outlet GBH.  According to their attorney, Rachel Self, the visa means they can now apply for jobs legally and that they can't be deported while they wait for the visa to come through.  The U-visa often leads to permanent lawful status in the U.S., as well, she said.

The Editor says...
Illegal aliens are criminals, not the victims of criminals.  It is safe to presume that whoever created the "victims of crime" visas didn't see this as the intended use.

DHS Chief Mayorkas: 'Preposterous' to Suggest Biden Importing Migrants to Create Permanent Democrat Majority.  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says it is "preposterous" to suggest that President Joe Biden is importing millions of migrants to the United States to inflate political power in favor of Democrats.  During a Senate budget hearing on Wednesday, Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) asked Mayorkas if it is a fact "that the number of illegal immigrants that you and the president allow into our country counts for congressional district reapportionment?"  Mayorkas initially responded, saying "I'm not sure I understand your question but I can surely share with you that I disagree with its phrasing."  Kennedy asked again, "Isn't it true that the number of illegal immigrants that you and President Biden have allowed into our country counts in allocating electoral votes?" to which Mayorkas eventually responded, "The notion, Senator, that we intend to allow illegal immigration is nothing short of preposterous."

All the necessary laws are already on the books.
Biden: I'm 'Examining' if I Can Shut Down Border Unilaterally, 'Trying to Work Through that'.  During an interview with Univision that took place last Wednesday and aired on Tuesday, [...] Interviewer Enrique Acevedo asked, "Have you made a final decision on taking executive [action], in terms of what you want to do at the border, that includes the power to shut down the border, as it was suggested?"  Biden answered, "We're examining whether or not I have that power.  I would have that power under the legislation when the border has over... 5,000 people a day trying to cross the border, because you can't manage it, slow it up.  There's no guarantee that I have that power all by myself without legislation.  And some have suggested I should just go ahead and try it, and if I get shut down by the court, I get shut down by the court, but we're trying to work through that right now."

USA Today Wants You to Believe Joe Biden 'Clamped' Down on the Illegal Immigration.  President Joe Biden has "clamped" down on illegal border crossings, according to USA Today — the millions of immigrants still crossing the southern border must have not gotten the memo yet.  USA Today is taking heat after publishing an article on Friday claiming that Biden has done tremendous work on securing the U.S.-Mexico border. [...] Since day one of Biden's term, he has halted deportations, stopped border wall construction, Ended the Trump-era Remain In Mexico policy and Title 42, and reinstated a catch-and-release program — all of which have encouraged illegal immigrants to come to the United States.  As of Saturday, Biden has yet to reverse any of those policies and put his foot down on illegal immigration.  So unless there is an invisible fence along the southern border, the U.S. border is still wide open for aliens to cross.

USA Today Claims Biden Has 'Clamped Down on Unauthorized Border Crossings'.  It has been fascinating to watch over the last few years as the media, which spent four years relentlessly hammering Trump for anything and everything, does everything it can to protect Biden from even the slightest criticisms.  There are even times when the media spin gets so overstretched that they forget themselves and say something so outrageously untrue that it borders on comedy.  In this case, USA Today is making the bizarre claim that Biden has 'clamped down' on unauthorized border crossings.  He has?  When?

Downing Street blames weather for surge in migrant Channel crossings.  Downing Street has blamed gangs exploiting better weather for the surge in small boats this year — despite claiming a previous fall in crossings was not linked to the weather.  Small boat arrivals passed 5,000 at the end of March for the first time ever, a 30 percent increase on the same period last year, despite Rishi Sunak pledging to stop the Channel crossings last January.  It comes despite a three-year, £480 million Anglo-French deal, agreed by Mr Sunak last year, to pay for a doubling in officers patrolling French beaches to 800, a joint command centre and a detention centre to prevent migrants from leaving France.  The Prime Minister's official spokesman acknowledged that there had been increases in the numbers crossing, but said the weather, combined with more violence by people smuggling gangs, was behind that.

Migrant Caravan Heads to El Paso.  A migrant caravan is making its way from southern Mexico to the Texas border.  It is expected to arrive in the El Paso area in a few days.  There are about 2,000 people in the caravan.  One video reported that there were 3,000 marching in the caravan.  [Advertisement]  [Tweet]  In this video, the leader speaks through a bullhorn and leads a chant - "A la Frontera, which means "To the border."  The group said in Spanish, "We are not criminals, we are international workers."  [Tweet]

Biden Losing Minorities.  The transition of power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden in 2021 entailed rejecting strict migration policies, shutting down the Remain in Mexico program, and ceasing the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico.  The result was that, over the past three years, 7.2 million migrants illegally entered the United States.  Biden is well aware of the problems on the border, but he and his government are not taking any significant measures to stabilize the situation.  At the same time, White House press secretary Karin Jean-Pierre says that "the president has done more to secure the border and to deal with the issue of immigration than anybody else," spreading deliberately false information.

The Truth Is The Truth.  Facts are facts, and the truth is the truth.  Millions of illegal aliens have entered the country unlawfully since Biden, who swore an oath to serve and protect America, landed in the White House.  One of them killed 22-year-old nursing student Laken Riley two weeks ago.  But when the President's political faction was angered that he used the word "illegal" to describe the killer, a Venezuelan migrant, at the State of the Union, Joe Biden later corrected himself.  "I shouldn't have used 'illegal,'" he told the media.  "'It's undocumented."  By using terminology designed to appease the globalist oligarchs and the leftist hordes more concerned about politically correct language than the murder of an American citizen, Biden gave more evidence that his talk about border security is hogwash.  If he were serious about defending American sovereignty, which is his job, he'd match words to reality.  Those who enter our country unlawfully are not "undocumented Americans," as the left's media puppeteers like to say.  And since their first action inside our borders is to trespass them in violation of the law, there is no other way to describe them than as "illegal aliens."

Hochul: Republicans Are Now to Blame for Migrant Crisis.  Governor Kathy Hochul (D-NY) said Wednesday on ABC's "The View" that she believed after the border bill failed, Republicans were to blame for the migrant crisis.  Hochul said, "We are a nation of immigrants.  I'm sitting here because my grandparents were teenagers in Ireland leaving great poverty.  My grandpa started as a migrant farm worker himself in South Dakota in the wheat feels."  She continued, "Fast forward to today, which is your question, we are doing the best we can to manage the influx, get people housing, it is very expensive and the state of New York is in for about $4.3 billion.  I would like federal money.  And guess what the federal money is and why it's being held up?"

Fact-Checking the Fabulist in Chief's State of the Union.  During Thursday's State of the Union address, Biden fully displayed his fabulist tendencies.  His assessment of the administration's accomplishments and his impact was not anchored in reality. [...] Of course, Biden chose to blame the crisis at the border on Republicans refusing to pass the "border security bill."  Like the Inflation Reduction Act, the bill's name had nothing to do with its contents.  It was the "process people faster, grant more asylum and make as many as we can citizens" bill.  Biden created the current crisis by reversing about 90 Trump-era policies.  He can end it by reinstating them.  He doesn't need Congress to do anything.  Then, in a huge gaffe, Biden mispronounced Laken Riley's name, calling her "Lincoln Riley" and acknowledging an illegal immigrant killed her.  He added, "How many thousands of people are being killed by illegals?"  Great question, Joe.  Then he went on a weird rant about human smuggling and asserted that fewer people would pay coyotes if waited for six weeks for a hearing rather than six months.  Then he yelled, "Send me the border bill now!"  Perhaps he didn't know that Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has been sitting on HR-2, an actual border security bill, since early 2023.

Eric Adams Says Giving Pre-Paid Credit Cards to Illegal Migrants Is 'Smart' and a 'Real Win'.  Democrat mayor Eric Adams is defending his decision to hand out pre-paid credit cards to illegal migrants living illegally in New York City.  During a press conference on Friday, Adams claimed that the move is a "real win" and a "smart way to bring down the cost" of the thousands of illegal aliens who have invaded the city.  Adams said that the city is saving appropriately $600,000 a month and $7.2 million a year by giving "individuals" — notice the Democrat didn't call them illegal migrants — pre-paid cards that will be allowed to be used at local bodegas, grocery stores, supermarkets, and convenience stores across Manhattan.

Joe Biden's White House Begins Referring to Illegal Aliens as 'Newcomers'.  President Joe Biden's White House has begun referring to border crossers and illegal aliens as "newcomers and "people who are in the country" — a terminology distinction that conflicts with federal immigration law.  On Thursday — while promoting a Senate bill to preserve his catch and release network at the United States-Mexico border — Biden's White House made a passing reference to border crossers and illegal aliens, calling them "newcomers" to the U.S.

A complete inversion of the truth:
WaPo Says Biden's Border Invasion Has the Economy 'Roaring'.  [Scroll down]  The article focuses mostly on immigrants filling shortages in the labor market.  Many in the mainstream media bubble don't understand that that isn't always a positive thing in flyover country.  The preponderance of statistics and expert quotes are, in theory, there to bolster the premise of the piece.  The bigger purpose that they serve in this yeoman's effort of bias, however, is to distract from what is not being mentioned, which is what is happening with the border situation right now.  The authors don't mention the inconvenient fact that record numbers of people are crushing the border and have been for months.  The numbers are so overwhelming that the government is scrambling to keep tabs on as many as they can by putting them up in hotels on the taxpayer's dime.  This immigration isn't much of a boon to state and local economies.  We continually cover stories here about the financial strain that the "immigrants" are placing on states and cities all over America, [...]

Biden's New Border 'Plan' Shows Democrats Lied About Needing More Laws From Congress.  President Joe Biden has vehemently denied any blame for the years-long U.S. southern border invasion with claims that Congress, not the president, must act to defend the nation.  "I've done all I can do," Biden said last month on the White House lawn.  "Just give me the power."  White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the same thing two weeks ago.  "There is no executive action that the president can take," she said, to reinforce the border.  But now Politico is reporting that the president does, in fact, recognize the authority at his disposal to address the border crisis.  On Wednesday, the paper reported the administration is "considering a string of new executive actions and federal regulations in an effort to curb migration at the U.S. southern border."  "Among the ideas under discussion include using a section of the Immigration and Nationality Act to bar migrants from seeking asylum in between U.S. ports of entry," the report read.  "The administration is also discussing tying that directive to a trigger — meaning that it would only come into effect after a certain number of illegal crossings took place."  The president, however, continued to deny blame for the crisis with calls on lawmakers to send legislation.

The Border Bill's Asylum Rule Created an Asylum Corp.  Jake Tapper tried to claim the border bill didn't approve asylum and a path to citizenship, but Sen. Rubio didn't let him get away with it.  Am I the only one who can't stand the media's constant lying? [...] Tapper: "This doesn't provide a path to citizenship for any of these people, just to clarify, but it raises..."  Rubio: "Yes, it does.  It absolutely does.  When you have asylum, you are on a path to citizenship and when you get asylum, you are a year away from a green card and four years away from citizenship, absolutely."

The DNC's Standard Illegal Immigration Sophistries.  Since the Democrat News Media Colluders (or DNC) believe that most illegal immigrants will eventually be made citizens and vote Democrat, they fabricate fallacious arguments in favor of illegal immigration.  One of the most common of these, as Rep. Primila Jayapal (D-WA) put in 2019, is that:  ["]No human being is illegal.  I urged my colleagues to stop dehumanizing immigrant communities and instead use the term 'undocumented.'["] [...] When little 11-year-old Johnny decides to take the family car on a 70-mph spin in a 15-mph school zone and is called, by the judge an "illegal driver", the judge is not saying that little Johnny is an illegal person.  He/she is saying only that his action of underage driving without a license is illegal.  Using the Latin legal expression "qua," the judge is not saying little Johnny is illegal qua person but only qua driver.  Since the DNC's foundational claim is transparently false, all of the sub-arguments that presuppose it are so as well.

The New Leftist Argument:  Illegal Aliens Are Actually Here Legally.  In a thread on the NextDoor platform about providing clothing to those people whom Gov. Abbott bussed to ice-station Denver, a reader questioned the legality of these migrants' presence in our states.  The immediate response from this luminary was, "Actually, they are legal!"  How did she achieve this mental triple-axel?  Simple.  If the Border Patrol stands by while a multitude walks in or hands out appearance tickets for court dates in the next decade — voila! — they are here legally!  No vetting of any kind, no criminal background check, no attention paid to US labor/skillset needs, nothing.  Just overwhelmed Border Patrol Agents performing a perfunctory processing of people we know nothing about.  Yet, according to our leftist brethren, they are here legally.  Amazing!

Biden's border blame game is a cynical lie and everyone knows it.  Immediately upon taking office, Joe Biden reversed President Trump's "stay-in-Mexico" policy.  Under that policy, immigrants seeking asylum were required to stay in Mexico or their home country while applying for asylum in the United States.  The alternative — followed by the preceding Obama Administration — is for the immigrants to enter the country with the proviso that they have to show up for a hearing some months or years in the future to determine their asylum claim.  Of course, many immigrants never showed up for their hearings, and simply remained in the country illegally.

Democrats Who Gutted Border Security Tout Senate Bill Codifying Mass Illegal Immigration.  The lying, scheming, and deception surrounding the Senate's emergency appropriations bill should have barred it from consideration — especially by Republicans.  Democrats' sudden support for legislation masquerading as a solution to the raging U.S. border crisis after they ignored the record-breaking invasion for the last three years is even more utterly disqualifying.  Republicans and Democrats alike pitched the Senate's latest as a one-size-fits-all solution to the nation's border woes.  They claimed it would be a fast track to the border shutdown the country needs and crack down on asylum claims.  In reality, the legislative package throws billions more U.S. tax dollars at securing Ukraine's borders while purposefully leaving the American border vulnerable to millions more illegal border crossings each year.

Sorry, but the Accurate Legal Term is 'Illegal Alien'.  The College Fix is reporting that the politically correct Rutgers University student newspaper, the Daily Targum, has fired columnist Aviv Khavich for trying to use the term "illegal alien" in a column about illegal immigration.  After he complained to his editor that she had changed illegal alien" to "undocumented immigrant" in a column he submitted, he was fired.  "Undocumented immigrant" is the term created by the Left and pushed by activist liberal organizations such as La Raza to obscure the illegal actions and conduct of those who violate our immigration laws.  Khavich blames the editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, Dan Corey, who claimed that "illegal" was changed to "undocumented" for "stylistic purposes."  Corey apparently doesn't care that the Daily Targum's "stylistic change" is a refusal to use accurate legal terminology, which one would assume is the goal of all news organizations.

Under the Senate's Atrocious Border Bill, Everybody Gets Asylum.  The Senate's emergency appropriations bill released on Sunday [2/4/2024] won't address the border crisis, and contrary to the accomplice media's spin, the spending bill won't "severely curtail asylum at the US southern border." [...] The backers of the Senate bill seek to portray its provisions as, in the words of Joe Biden, the "toughest and fairest set of border reforms in decades."  There is little that is "tough" in the bill, however, and what is can easily be sidestepped — either by the Biden administration or the throngs of illegal aliens invading from the south.  Consider, for instance, the "emergency authority" the bill would grant to the secretary of homeland security to "summarily remove" aliens.  But that authority only arises if the number of encounters with aliens at the border averages 4,000 for seven consecutive days or more than 8,500 in any one day.  Beyond the flood of aliens allowed to enter the United States without triggering the emergency authority, the statutory exemptions gut the secretary's authority.  Specifically, the bill provides that the border emergency authority cannot be used against "an unaccompanied alien child," so every illegal alien who is under 18 — or can pass as someone who is under 18 — will be allowed in.

'Internet Rumors' Proven True:  Border Bill to Allow 8,500 Migrants per Day.  Sometimes you can believe what you read on the internet.  The authors of the border bill repeatedly assured Americans that their bill would not permit 5,000 migrants or more per day, attributing those claims as "internet rumors" and "absolutely absurd."  "Right now, there's Internet rumors," Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) told Fox News Sunday on January 28 when speaking about the claim.  "It's all that people are running."  "It would be absolutely absurd for me to agree to 5,000 people a day," he said.  Those internet rumors appear to possess more truth than Lankford.  The numbers allowed per day are even worse than in the leaked details of the bill.  The bill would allow up to 8,500 migrants to cross the border in a single day without triggering the declaration of an emergency.

Senator Lankford Doubles Down Denying 5,000 Illegals Will Be Admitted Daily No Matter What the Bill Says.  Last night, the Senate released the draft border security bill.  To call it a fraud would be to engage in understatement. [...] America First Legal finds a lot more to hate.
  [#1]   All families must be released from custody; only single individuals can be sent back.
  [#2]   Unaccompanied minors don't count against the daily total
  [#3]   It keeps all existing consent decrees in place, some of which prevent immigration laws from being enforced.
  [#4]   It makes into law a controversial rule created by Biden that lets asylum officers, not immigration judges, rule on asylum claims... and it gives them a 15% raise.
  [#5]   The Biden border team can "opt out" of the quota of any illegals that they think should be included.
  [#6]   The bill sunsets in three years, and the maximum permissible number of "emergency" days each year decreases from 270 to 225 to 180.
  [#7]   FEMA receives $1.4 billion in grants to provide shelters and immigration services.  The bill also appropriates $36,000,000 for attorneys for illegals.
  [#8]   Illegals entering the US after July 2021 automatically get "conditional permanent resident" status.

Denver Mayor Mike Johnston, the illegals' friend.  Mayor Johnston realizes only one aspect of immigration policy.  He seems unable to see the others.  For example, he seems happy to be mayor of a sanctuary city and to welcome illegal immigrants warmly, but he doesn't seem to grasp that his problems stem from those policies.  One has to wonder if the mayor is really as clueless as he seems or if he is just propagandizing for his party and the socialist Left.  During January 2024 Mayor Johnston went with a Colorado delegation of Democrat politicians to Washington D.C. to lobby Congress:  "Denver, like many cities in America, is a vibrant, thriving city full of generous folks who want to see everyone succeed," Johnston said. "We are also a city right now that is facing a humanitarian crisis and a fiscal crisis unlike anything we've seen in the last 25 years.  "And that is the result of what we know is the ongoing influx of migrant arrivals who are seeking asylum in America and the system that is not adequately helping them to succeed."  Johnston uses the euphemism 'migrant' instead of saying 'illegal immigrants.'  Also, the mayor asserts that all the arrivals are seeking asylum.  That is not true; in fact, while most may say they are seeking asylum, the majority are not.

Just Say No To Biden's Border 'Deal'.  After spending three years denying that there is a border crisis, President Joe Biden wants the public to believe that the reason more than 6 million immigrants have flooded over the southern border on his watch is because of Republican intransigence.  Now he's taking this up a notch.  He claims he desperately wants to "shut down the border," but Republicans are standing in the way ... for political gain.  This is a lie for the history books.  Just how dumb does Biden think the public is?  On his first day in office, Biden started signing executive orders rescinding policies that President Donald Trump put in place that had dramatically cut the number of illegals trying to sneak into the country.  Biden stopped construction of the wall.  He hamstrung border agents.  Those actions — none of which required congressional action — had exactly the effect everyone expected.  Illegal crossings exploded.

The border deal trap is out in the open, and desperate Democrats are lying to blame the GOP.  The nation's socialist media has made it plain that they hope to pin the migrant crisis they helped create on President Trump and the GOP. [...] Early on Monday morning, Politico, one of the left's go-to propaganda publications posted a story called "Playbook:  Can Dems flip the border script?" wish-casting the hopes and dreams of 'Democrats' everywhere in flipping the script (read: lying) about the border crisis they created.  Using all of their media muscle, they are trying to create an alternate reality in which Trump, who isn't even in the White House, somehow caused the crisis.

Biden hates working people.  As our sanctuary-country sinks even further under the weight of millions of illegal immigrants, the President and his fellow Democrats believe the solution is to give them work permits so they can "support themselves."  Where is their concern for the citizens whose jobs these illegal immigrants will take?  Have they never heard of the concept of opportunity cost?  Every job they take is a job that won't be available to legal citizens.  That's not a political philosophy but a cold hard fact.  And this is in an environment where Artificial Intelligence and robots/automation are forecast to slash the number of jobs for average working folks.  What is even worse is the fact that this army of illegal immigrants is certain to depress working folk's hourly wages for generations to come.  You will often hear it said they are only taking jobs Americans won't do.  That is a lie.  The truth is Americans won't do some of those jobs for the wages being offered.  So, rather than allowing the marketplace to raise the wages being offered, their revolting solution is to import millions of low-skilled illegals in a planned strategy to keep working people's wages low, forever.

This Washington Post Opinion Piece is Rewriting the Recent History of Border Control.  This isn't the worst piece I've ever read on the border issue but it's not the best either.  The main failure is summed up in the headline: "Forget about securing the border.  It won't work." [...] It's true that there was a big surge of migrants in 2019, but it's also true that surge had subsided months before the pandemic.  Here's a graph showing the surge in 2019.  [Not shown here.]  As you can see, there's a sharp peak in May when the southwest border apprehensions hit 144,000 in a single month.  But the numbers declined every month after that and by September 2019 were back down to 52,000.  That decline continued.  At the start of FY20, i.e. in October 2019 apprehensions dropped to 35,000.  In November they dropped again to 33,000 and in December they were down to 32,000.  In other words, FY20 roughly followed the blue line in the graph above even before anyone had heard about the pandemic.  This is obviously not consistent with the claim that Trump's "draconian policies" didn't work.

Florida Dem Cites Statue Of Liberty Poem As Rationale For Allowing 10M Illegals Into The U.S.  A Florida Democrat revealed on Wednesday that he believes a 141-year-old poem actually passes for U.S. policy.  Rep. Maxwell Frost of Orlando challenged Republican lawmakers to introduce a bill removing the State of Liberty because they advocate for sealing the porous southern border after more than 10 million illegal immigrants have filtered into the U.S.  Frost criticized Republicans during a House Oversight Committee hearing on how the Biden administration's policies have undermined U.S. immigration law and border security.

The Editor says...
[#1] A motto is not a law.  The poem associated with the Statue of Liberty is not a law.  Illegal immigration is not excused or justified by an old poem.  [#2] Ellis Island became famous as an entry point for legal immigrants.  The situation at the Mexican border is entirely different.

Florida Dem rep proposes tearing down Statue of Liberty to protest 'bigoted' GOP border policy.  On Wednesday, freshman Democrat Rep. Max Frost announced that in an act of protest against Republicans' desire to secure the border, he had drafted a bill that would remove the Statue of Liberty from New York City.  Frost, who represents Florida's 10th District, referred to the statue as simply a "symbol that tells people to come here," failing to mention that the iconic monument sat next to Ellis Island, which for decades was the country's largest legal immigration hub.  [Tweet]  "My colleagues on the other side of the aisle, let's be honest with immigrants that deserve better than what you're offering them," he began.  "Don't welcome immigrants if you plan to reject them."

The Editor says...
Legal immigrants are welcome, if they intend to make an honest living, assimilate into our society, renounce their countries of origin, obey our laws, and apply for naturalization.  Illegal immigrants are rightly presumed to be troublemakers who will likely become a public charge.

Another Bogus Border Story Goes Viral and Most Outlets Aren't in a Hurry to Issue Corrections.  The left wing response to the border crisis can be summarized as a series of misleading viral stories designed to vilify anyone who believes border control is a basic operation for a nation.  It started under Trump with the panic over "kids in cages." [...] Then there was the AOC-led campaign to re-label Border Patrol facilities "concentration camps" [...] And lets not forget the viral claim that Border Patrol agents on horeseback were whipping Hatian migrants.  This was such a big deal that President Biden promised the people who did it would pay.  [Tweet]  Once again, it never happened.  Even the photographer said so.  Sec. Mayorkas knew it hadn't happened even before he went to the White House and claimed it had. [...] Given how often the media has jumped on these stories only to have them fall out from under them, you'd think they might learn to be more careful.  But it seems that's never the case.  Two days ago another story went viral.

We Are in an Abusive Relationship with Our Government.  California is now covering the costs of genital-mutilating surgeries for illegal aliens.  Leftism's slippery slope invariably leads to depraved absurdity.  Consider how Governor (receding) Hairdo and the Pyrite State's other communist saboteurs have greased the shifting ground under Californians' feet:
  [#1]   There is no illegal immigration crisis.
  [#2]   There may be a crisis, but California taxpayers won't be paying for it.
  [#3]   Taxpayers may have to foot the bill for the illegal immigration crisis, but California will do nothing to incentivize illegal immigration.
  [#4]   After further review, these aliens aren't "illegal," but rather "undocumented."
  [#5]   Health care is a human right.
  [#6]   California must provide "undocumented" aliens healthcare.
  [#7]   Mutilating the genitals to make them look like the opposite sex is health care.
  [#8]   California taxpayers must pay for "undocumented" aliens' genital surgery.
  [#9]   Californians who object to paying for undocumented aliens' genital surgery may be guilty of "hate" crimes and will be prosecuted.

A Silly People.  [Scroll down]  Mayorkas, Homeland Security Secretary, gets the prize for reckless daring for telling Congress to their collective faces that the border is closed, knowing full well he is lying and they know it.  It was sort of a, 'Yeah, I'm lying, what are you going to do about it?'  Our legislative branch has become inert.  They appear to be a check on the other branches with plenty of hearings, but very little comes from them.  An express lane is badly needed in the legislative and judicial branches, although the new speaker seems to push things through.  These deceit purveyors count on you believing them rather than your eyes.

Alejandro Mayorkas:  Climate Change Contributes to Migrant Surge.  [Video clip and little else.]

Why The Sudden Media Interest In The Biden Border Crisis?  After spending three years largely ignoring the border, the mainstream press is suddenly all over it, with headlines blaring about a "surge," "crisis" and "call for action."  Why now?  Last week CNN reported that a "December migrant surge" at the southern border was the "largest in more than two decades."  Several other news outlets used similar language.  The New York Times warned that "surging" Mexico border crossings "push U.S. resources to the brink."  In another story, CNN even described the situation as a "crisis."  Weirdly, the press is even exaggerating the current "surge."  Consider that CNN story, which says:  "Border authorities encountered more than 225,000 migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border this month, marking the highest monthly total recorded since 2000, according to preliminary Homeland Security statistics shared with CNN."  Except that's not true.  According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data, illegal crossings exceeded 225,000 in August, September, October, and November of this year, and in six previous months since President Joe Biden took office.  As a matter of fact, illegal crossings have averaged more than 200,000 since Biden moved into the White House.

Brandon Johnson Calls Greg Abbott a Threat to 'National Security' for Shipping Illegals to Chicago.  To be sure, all Democrat politicians — as far as I can tell — are blatant hypocrites, completely devoid of self-awareness.  That said, Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson is in a class of his own.  Sunday, on CBS's "Face the Nation," Johnson's blatant hypocrisy and mind-blowing lack of self-awareness were on full display — in all of their magnificent idiocy.  At issue was Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's continuing transport of illegal aliens to the Windy City.  Johnson told host Margaret Brennan that Abbott was "determined to continue to sow seeds of chaos" by shipping illegals to his city. [... But] While most of the embattled Chicago mayor's assertions were largely correct, the blame lies exclusively at the feet of the worst president in at least modern history.  The Biden Border Crisis was intentionally created by this president and as the monthly numbers of illegal alien crossings continue to rise, with December setting a new record, this administration continues to do zero — other than lie.

Biden's Campaign Message 2024.  His DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has been insulting the American people by lying under oath to Congress and the American people for years that the border is secure even as Americans can see the people and drugs streaming across the border on their television screens.  But since he is a Democrat, there will be no charges.  Even Biden's protectors at CNN and NBC have now been forced to admit that the southern border is a mess, and that there were record number of deaths (853) at the southern border in 2022, placing an immense cost on the American people.

WH Fails to Mention New Border 'Agreements' Mexico Just Made With US.  The audacity of the Biden Administration to pull a fast one on the American people about the border crisis with Mexico is stunning.  Most people are checked out and not paying much attention to the news, in the lull between the celebration of Christmas and New Year's Eve.  Earlier this week, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Secretary of State Antony Blinken met in Mexico City with the Mexican government about the hordes of illegal aliens streaming into the U.S.  Here was all we were told in an X post by Mayorkas:  [Tweet]  But after the meetings on Wednesday, several government officials, including President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, blew the lid on what was discussed, insisting that some "important" deals/"important agreements" had been struck about illegal immigration and the border: [...]

Crime Soars As Punishment Vanishes.  Americans can see that President Joe Biden's strategy of pouring billions into "root causes of illegal immigration" aid to Latin America, inventing bogus "parole" programs to bring inadmissible aliens into the United States off the books, and releasing even more aliens caught at the border, has utterly failed.  Biden's excuse for releasing and paroling millions, instead of detaining or sending them back to their home countries, is to pretend they are all asylum-seekers.  To qualify for asylum, they'd have to prove they are fleeing persecution at home.  Just living in a poor country and wanting a job in the U.S. isn't enough, or else why would we still bother to have visas?  The biggest lie Secretary of Homeland Security Mayorkas keeps telling is this:  "We will work to remove, as quickly as possible, those who do not qualify for relief under our laws."  But deportations dropped to 72,177 in fiscal 2022, a quarter of the 2019 total.

Dem Rep. Moulton:  We Need Citizenship for DACA Kids.  On Friday's broadcast of CNN International's "State of the Race," Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) stated that Israel and Ukraine funding are important and border security needs to be tightened, but House Speaker Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) is "catering to the extremists" by putting them together because it doesn't include "a pathway to citizenship for kids like DACA kids, who came here with their parents through no fault of their own, and are essentially living as aliens in their own country."

The Editor says...
No, they are living as aliens in someone else's country, because they are aliens!  If you don't like living as an alien, go back to your home country.

Karine Jean-Pierre:  Joe Biden's Record Migration Is 'Not Unusual'.  The unprecedented, record-shattering flood of illegal migrants crossing President Joe Biden's border is "not unusual," Biden's press secretary said Thursday.  "What we're seeing here at the border, the migration flow — increased migration flow, certainly ... it ebbs and flows," Karine Jean-Pierre told the White House daily press conference.  "We're at a time of the year where we're seeing more at the border and it's not unusual," said Jean-Pierre, who is an immigrant from Haiti.  [Tweet with video clip]

When the Truth Hurts, Lie.  When the truth exposes a catastrophe, it's better to avoid the truth.  This is how the leftist world works.  Whether it is economic, social or military, the government has turned it's back on the truth.  The truth of the invasion through the southern border is not being told.  None of it, not the physical aspect, not the financial aspect, the national security aspect, the logistical aspect and not the demographic aspect.  You can find the information, that's how we know that only the lies are being told to the nation.  It's bad.  Yes, it's bad, but it's also a violation of national security and anyone associated with it from Mayorkas all the way down to the junior border patrol agent is guilty of treason.  Nothing less and I know that bothers some good people, but this surpasses those feelings.  The damage being done to this country, to the people in it and the burden it places on the economy, the taxes lost, the private economic assets of these hotels in which so many are being warehoused shifting from private enterprise to government liabilities is unforgiveable.

New York Times Claims 'Economic Turmoil' if Trump Enforces Border Laws.  The nation will be pushed toward "social and economic turmoil," if a reelected President Donald Trump tries to enforce Congress's border laws, the New York Times claimed on November 11.  "Sweeping Raids, Giant Camps and Mass Deportations:  Inside Trump's 2025 Immigration Plans," declared the headline for an article about President Donald Trump's campaign promises to enforce border policies if he is elected.

How Many Illegals Has Biden Admin Released Into US?  Mayorkas Can't (or Won't) Say.  During a Senate committee hearing Tuesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas couldn't answer a question about how many illegal immigrants federal authorities have released into the U.S. interior under the Biden administration.  Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., pressed Mayorkas on the issue, but the DHS secretary couldn't provide a number at Tuesday's Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing.  Illegal immigration at the southern border of the U.S. has surged past 2 million in both fiscal year 2022, the highest year on record, and 2023, according to federal data. [...] Border Patrol doesn't have the ability to always collect migrants' addresses, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement doesn't always validate the addresses before they're released into the country, the inspector general previously found.  Between March 2021 and August 2022, Border Patrol collected 981,671 migrant records, but more than 177,000 migrant records "were either missing, invalid for delivery, or not legitimate residential locations."

Phrases that grate.  The concoction "special interest aliens" is especially alien to common sense.  It probably won't receive much attention from the academics, but the open border catastrophe it highlights deserves more specificity.  An obvious replacement is "terroristic aliens," or something that invokes rampaging invaders reminiscent of those who vandalized Rome.  At a minimum, it should be "special interest illegal aliens," or "extra suspicious illegal aliens."  "Fanatical intruders"?  Whatever, the point is that "special interest aliens" is terminal terminology.  It is so innocuous, even precious, that it underappreciates the threat the illegal aliens-cum-terrorists pose to our own Republic.

Biden's call for more war cash includes $14 billion to faciliate the entry of illegals.  [Joe Biden is] calling his new request for $105 billion in war cash a "smart investment that's going to pay dividends for American security for generations." [...] All we can see from this phony request of his is that he's concerned about the Fox News cameras focused on the unending stream of illegals crossing into the U.S. and hopes to outrun it by spiriting them into the states faster.  That's not going to fool the cities, such as San Diego, which are now flooded with dumped illegals, as are many cities across the country.  They're the ones who pay for this, but no matter:  These are sanctuary cities are run by Democrats and they aren't going to seriously oppose Biden even as he sticks them with the tab.  Sure, a little grumbling.  But no move to get rid of Biden which is what they ought to be doing.  If Biden gets his requested appropriation, not only will he be able to process more illegal migrants into the U.S., he'll presumably have the Fox News cameras off the border scene as election time approaches.

Did Mayorkas Just Confess To Multiple Felonies?  President Joe Biden's decision to turn tail and start construction on a border wall was quickly overshadowed by the gruesome attack against Israel.  But it's worth revisiting because Biden's Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas might have just admitted to repeatedly lying to Congress under oath.  On Aug. 5, Mayorkas announced that he planned to waive more than two dozen federal statutes so that construction could immediately begin on 20 miles of border wall in Texas.  Why was he taking this step? [...] Hasn't he reassured the nation, over and over, that the border was secure?  Indeed he has.

Our Establishment's Alternate Realities.  One common denominator that explains why previously successful societies implode is their descent into fantasies.  A collective denial prevents even discussion of existential threats and their solutions.  Something like that is happening in the United States.  Eight million illegal immigrants have entered the United States by the deliberate erasure of the southern border.  Apparently, the Biden administration sees some unstated advantage in destroying U.S. immigration law and welcoming in would-be new constituents.  Yet, the more the millions arrive, the more Joe Biden and his Homeland Security director Alejandro Mayorkas flat out lie that "the border is secure."  They both live in a world of make-believe, passed off to the American people as reality.  And the more the Americans are lied to that the border is secure, the more they poll — currently 77 percent — that it is not.

Kevin McCarthy and the Political Culture.  In the pathological storytelling of our intellectual culture, illegal immigration is simply a timeless story of oppressed innocent people seeking refuge in the worst country in the world:  America.  Mysteriously, more than five million people have chosen to enter the most racist, sexist, and discriminatory society ever known in human history.  More profoundly, this immigration is only a benign trek for refuge.  There is no vast army of international corruption in the form of cartels delivering human beings at an average cost of $15,000 per person into the United States.  There is no vast regimen of violence against children that includes sex trafficking.  There is no concert of villainy stretching from the labs of China to narco drug lords in Mexico delivering deadly fentanyl in the open border at Texas and Mexico.  The United States federal government has an immigration policy at the Texas border that acts to deliberately destroy and thwart all domestic efforts to constrain the human slave trade at the border.  Federal officials are cutting fences and welding gates open in order to prevent any limits on the human slave trade at the Texas Mexico border.  Of course the American public — including growing numbers of sanctuary city residents — recognize that the United States federal government that covets the borders of Ukraine and Russia, despises the existence of a border between Mexico and Texas.

'How Many People Coming Into This Country Illegally Is Enough For President Biden?'.  Questions like that are almost enough to make you feel sorry for White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.  Even someone qualified for that job — which she clearly is not — would have trouble coming up with new ways to tell bald-faced lies about the border crisis and what President Joe Biden is doing to stop it.  Her job got more difficult after U.S. Customs and Border Protection released data Friday showing that 304,162 people entered the country illegally in August — a new record.  For perspective, it's as many as crossed illegally in all of 2017, and more than the entire population of Pittsburgh.  Just a couple months ago, team Biden was crowing about a dip in the number of illegal border crossers, even issuing a press release claiming that "the administration's plan is working as intended."

Border Patrol Separated Immigrant Families This Summer, A Practice Biden Once Called 'Abhorrent'.  New court documents claim that Border Patrol agents temporarily separated some migrant families this summer, a practice President Joe Biden once called an "abhorrent."  In a Friday court filing, Dr. Paul Wise, a pediatrician tasked with monitoring the conditions and treatment of migrant children in U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody, said that he found children as young as 8 were separated from their parents by the Biden administration.  The separations were done mainly to prevent overcrowding in short-term holding facilities, but Wise warned that they could have a lasting effect on children.  "Interviews with parents and children found that there were minimal or no opportunities for phone contact or direct interaction between parent and child," Wise said in the court filing.  "The separation of families and the lack of interaction while in custody do significant, and potentially lasting, harm to children, particularly younger children."

Governor Murphy Refuses to Accept NYC Migrants after Vowing to Make New Jersey 'Sanctuary' State.  After the Biden administration teased the idea of relocating New York City migrants to the Atlantic City International Airport in New Jersey, the state's Democratic governor has come out and publicly refused to cooperate.  "I don't see any scenario where we're gonna be able to take in a program in Atlantic City or, frankly, elsewhere in the state," Governor Phil Murphy said during his appearance on News 12 New Jersey on Thursday night.  "We are already seeing folks in New Jersey that have probably swelled into New Jersey from New York or other locations, but you need scale, an enormous amount of federal support, resources that go beyond anything we can afford."

DHS Mayorkas:  Cubans 'Deserve the Right' to Migrate to U.S..  President Joe Biden's Cuban-born border chief is accelerating his transfer of poor Cuban migrants into Americans' society and the U.S. economy.  "Cubans, like my own family, who nearly 63 years ago fled the communist takeover, deserve the same opportunity to follow legal pathways to build a new life in the United States," said a statement from border chief Alejandro Mayorkas.  The statement announced the opening of a "Field Office" in Havana to help migrants get into the United States via chain migration paperwork, family reunification claims, refugee status, and supposedly "lawful ... pathways."

Mayorkas Lies and Says Biden Regime Working to Secure Border After 7 Million Illegals Cross Into US.  On Wednesday morning DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas appeared before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday morning in Washington DC.  Once again, the compulsive liar told Congress that the Biden regime is working around the clock to secure the border.  [Tweet]

Democrats Go All in Defending Obamacare for DACA Illegal Aliens: 'They're American!'  Ahead of the 2024 presidential election, Democrats are going all in to defend forcing American taxpayers to subsidize health insurance benefits for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  In April, President Joe Biden announced plans to open Obamacare and Medicaid rolls, both subsidized by American taxpayers, to nearly 600,000 DACA illegal aliens.  Former President Barack Obama first created the DACA program via executive order, shielding more than a million illegal aliens from deportation through the years.

Biden fails to fool the public about getting the border under control.  For awhile there, Joe Biden's administration thought it sufficient to tell us he made the border "secure."  That didn't work.  So then he appointed Kamala Harris as his border czar — and that really didn't work.  Next up, when the blue cities got a few thousand of the million-plus migrants rolling across the southern border, and cried 'uncle' to the White House, Biden claimed to have a plan in place for tough new measures to really really secure the border.  Border crossings were down 70  percent as a result, he claimed.  The plan, he crowed, is "working as intended," and he cited numbers showing fewer recorded encounters or arrests.  Guess what?  The public isn't buying it.

Biden's Border Crisis Is As Bad As Ever, His Admin Is Just Better At Hiding It.  President Joe Biden and his top deputies are pushing shell-game accounting and the untruthful narrative that "non-citizen" crossings over the U.S. southwest border have plummeted by up to "70 percent," so there's nothing to see here, folks.  Not so fast.  Despite the claimed success of the administration's new "stiffer consequences" border management plan since the end of the Title 42 pandemic-era instant-expulsion policy on May 11, the historic mass migration crisis rages at full throttle into its third straight year.  It rages in three ways that media outlets and even some Republican lawmakers are unwilling to see, acknowledge, or report — but I've witnessed all three firsthand at the southwest border.

Biden Takes Victory Lap On Border Security Despite Hordes Of Migrants Still Illegally Crossing Every Day.  While the Biden administration is touting a decrease of migrant encounters at the southern border, thousands continue to cross and get released into the interior of the country, according to internal Border Patrol data obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller News Foundation.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said Tuesday that illegal migrant encounters have fallen by more than 70% since the lifting of Title 42, the Trump-era expulsion order used during the COVID-19 pandemic.  However, the internal data show that hundreds of illegal migrants are being released into the interior of the country with court dates each day.

NYC Mayor Adams: Migrants should be sent to every city 'throughout the entire country'.  New York City Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat, said in a new interview Sunday that migrants from the U.S.-Mexico border should be sent to every city "throughout the entire country."  "We have 108,000 cities, villages, towns.  If everyone takes a small portion of that, and if it's coordinated at the border, to ensure that those who are coming here to this country in a lawful manner is actually moved throughout the entire country, it is not a burden on one city," Adams said in an appearance on CBS's "Face the Nation" Sunday [5/21/2023].

The Editor says...
The people "who are coming [...] to this country in a lawful manner" and with lawful intentions are not the problem.  The majority of Americans don't want to accomodate those who sneak across the border to evade arrest, those who have no skills and no desire to work and are coming here just to sign up for welfare benefits, those who are coming here just in time to give birth to an "anchor baby," those who are going to send all their money back to Mexico (or farther south) instead of spending it in the U.S., those who are here to sell drugs and rob convenience stores, those who refuse to speak English, those who are infested with bugs and contagious diseases, those who don't know how to drive a car but insist on trying, and those who are going to vote as soon as they get a chance.  Also problematic:  military-age Chinese men and middle-eastern Muslim men.  Both of those groups are much more likely to have come here to take over the country than to work peacefully, pay taxes, and assimilate.

Mayorkas: COVID, Extreme Weather Are Part of Why Border Crossings Hit Record Last Year.  On Friday's broadcast of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas argued that the number of crossings at the border has spiked in the past year due to "poverty, violence, corruption, authoritarian regimes, the COVID-19 pandemic, extreme weather events," and false information from smugglers.

The Editor says...
Ask a thousand illegal aliens why they came to the United States, and not one of them will say it was because of "extreme weather events."

Washington Post Editors Deny Border Surge.  The editors of Jeff Bezos' Washington Post are claiming the White House has gotten southern migration under control, with a wide front-page headline saying "At the border, a reset but no surge."  The May 13, editor-placed, five-column headline hides the reality of President Joe Biden's surge of 83,000 migrants in one week — and it also distracts readers from Biden's radical decision to ignore Congress while his deputies extract millions of consumers, renters, and workers from poor foreign countries for resettlement in Americans' neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces.

NRCC Releases Video Slamming Hakeem Jeffries for Claiming Border Crisis Is 'Fictional'.  The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) slammed House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) for claiming that Republicans are creating a "fictional argument" around the invasion on the southern border.  The NRCC released a video on Thursday, given first to Breitbart News, that slams Jeffries for his comments earlier in the day when he claimed during a press conference that Republicans created a "fictional argument" around what is happening at the southern border.  "As is often the case with my extreme MAGA Republican colleagues, they create a fictional argument around what's happening at the border," Jeffries said.  "And then actually do nothing to solve the real problem.  And that is exactly what the child deportation act is all about."

Mayorkas gives illegal border crossers a stern warning.  After advising the American public that they were all ready for the 10,000-a-day illegal alien surge into the U.S. when Title 42 restrictions end on 5/11, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has decided to throw in a stern warning to migrants, just to be sure:  "The border is not open," [Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro] Mayorkas said. [...] Migrants and their human smuggling sponsors aren't stupid.  They watch what the U.S. does, not what the U.S. says.  The last time Joe Biden's border czar, Kamala Harris, and for that matter, Joe Biden himself, issued a "do not come, do not come" order, the surge was on and migrants were rewarded for surging in.  Why would now be any different?  Migrants already know how these things work.  That fiasco happened when Mayorkas was out claiming, again and again that "the border is under control."  He didn't say by whom.

KJP Claims Illegal Immigration is Down '90 Percent'.  During Monday's press conference, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made a bold claim that illegal immigration has decreased by more than 90 percent.  However, critics are calling out her statement as a lie and are accusing her of spreading misinformation.  "When it comes to illegal migration, you have seen it come down by more than 90%, and that's because of the actions that this president has taken," she said.  [Tweet]  Others have pointed out that KJP's statement is particularly egregious given the ongoing crisis at the border.  With thousands of migrants still attempting to enter the country illegally, it's doubtful that illegal immigration has decreased dramatically so quickly.

Biden blasted for claiming GOP would slash border funding: 'Must be a parody'.  President Biden felt the wrath of the Twitter ratio Saturday after he claimed "MAGA" Republicans want to cut federal funding for border security.  "MAGA House Republican proposals would slash funding for border security — a move that could allow nearly 900 pounds of fentanyl into our country," the president tweeted.  "We need more resources to secure the border.  Not less."  Biden's tweet included a photo of himself shaking hands with a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer, which was taken from his first and only trip to the border in El Paso, Texas, in January.

Biden [is] Mercilessly Mocked for Tweet Claiming Republicans Would Cut Border Funding.  Joe Biden is as frustrating a president as you could dream up in a lab as he constantly gives his self-satisfied Joker grin while spewing things that are often incomprehensible and just as often simply flat-out false.  Sunday was no different as he — or should I say some of his staffers who think they're being sharp-witted — blasted out a tweet that was so ludicrous that the Bumbler in Chief was quickly ratioed into next month.  (Ratioed means that the tweet received far more negative comments than it did positive ones.)  If there's anything that sums up Biden's failed administration, it's his maladministration at the southern border, where millions of illegals have slipped through unfettered under his watch, hundreds upon hundreds are dying, and the deadly drug fentanyl is smuggled into our county in unprecedented quantities.  Yet here's Joe:  [Tweet]

Biden Cuts Illegal Border Crossings By Redefining 'Illegal'.  The Biden administration's bulletin board, also known as the Washington Post, featured an article last week headlined: "Biden takes heat for border measures, but illegal crossings are down."  Various other news outlets echoed this theme, using terms such as "plunged" and "plummeted," to describe what is, in fact, a record-high number of illegal crossings in both January and February.  How did the administration pull off this "plunge"?  Basically, by narrowing the focus and by redefining what counts as an illegal border crossing.

Yeah, that must be why millions are crossing the border — in this direction.
Mexican president says Mexico safer than US.  Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador claimed Mexico is safer than the United States.  Obrador made the comments amid increased scrutiny over violence in his country.  The scrutiny comes after the violent kidnapping of four American tourists — two of whom were murdered.  "Mexico is safer than the United States.  There is no issue with traveling safely through Mexico.  That's something the U.S. citizens also know, just like our fellow Mexicans that live in the U.S.," the president said during a daily morning press briefing, CNN reported.  He pointed to the large number of American tourists who routinely visit the country as proof of its safety and dismissed the U.S. government's concerns over safety as "paranoia."

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By and large, Mexico is probably safer than Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, and St. Louis.  Other than that, AMLO is badly mistaken.  Or just lying.

Biden's Misleading New Asylum Rule Is a Gimmick Atop a Shell Game.  The Biden administration's proposed new asylum rule, "Circumvention of Lawful Pathways," is an erroneously named gimmick on top of a shell game to cover up bad optics on surging illegal immigration.  The Left is wrong to complain about the rule, and the Right is wrong to praise it.  President Joe Biden may be happy with those reactions as he prepares to announce his reelection campaign, but for everyone else, some explanation is sorely needed about the compounded mess his administration is creating.  For two years, the Biden administration has denied there was a border crisis despite monthly record numbers of illegal alien crossings at our southern border.  However, when the December numbers hit yet another new high of nearly 252,000 encounters just between the ports of entry on the southern border, the administration tried a new tactic.  It wasn't a long overdue enforcement effort, mind you.  It's a shell game.

Don't believe Biden BS on border crisis.  President Joe Biden's border crisis is still growing worse, and his pathetic "fixes" are doing nothing to stop it.  Team Joe cites the latest numbers from Customs and Border Protection as proof it's finally getting a handle on things, because January featured fewer illegal crossers than December.  Problem is, January is almost always the low for the year (because of weather).  In fact, the January 2023 total of 156,274 migrant encounters — is worse than last year's January total and the highest January in 22 years.

Mayorkas: 'Nation of Immigrants' Narrative Is More Important than Congress's Law.  The 1950s "Nation of Immigrants" narrative is more important than Congress's laws, according to Alexandro Mayorkas, who is President Joe Biden's pro-migration border chief.  "Our goal is to achieve operational control of the border, to do everything that we can to support our personnel with the resources, the technology, the policies that really advance the security of the border, and do not come at the cost of the values of our country," Mayorkas said in an interview with CNN's Chris Wallace, [...] Mayorkas made his "Nation of Immigrants" claims when Wallace pressed him to justify his repeated claim that "the border is secure" amid the movement of roughly 3.5 million migrants — including at least 1.2 million unidentified "gotaways" — through the southern border.

January Numbers Reveal that Biden's Border Plan is One Big, Entirely Illegal Shell Game.  January's border numbers do not represent a sharp decline in illegal immigration as the Biden Administration is claiming.  Rather, the data demonstrates a transparent effort to mask the border crisis through illegal programs that allow inadmissible aliens to enter the United States by other means.  As the unprecedented numbers of migrants crossing our southern border have become a political liability for the Administration, they have essentially moved tens of thousands of illegal entries a month off-the-books, by allowing them to enter under a massive and clearly unlawful parole scheme.  The president's plan to parole 360,000 people a year into the United States violates both the spirit and the letter of the law, which requires that it be exercised only on a case-by-case basis and in some compelling national interest.  In this case, the only compelling interest is the president's desire to make the crisis seem less severe as he kicks off his reelection bid. [...] No matter how the White House tries to spin it, what we saw last month was not a significant drop in illegal immigration.  Rather, it was illegal immigration dressed up to appear legal under an illegal assertion of executive power by President Biden and his administration.

Strangers and Others.  Propagandists on the political Left like to quote the Bible, ostensibly in order to prove their religious bona fides and legitimate their agenda to adherents of the Judeo-Christian tradition.  One of the favorite quotes of the open borders crowd, especially those on the Jewish Left, is "Welcome the stranger, because you were once a stranger in Egypt."  (Exodus 23:9).  Actually, this quote is a mistranslation.  In this passage the Bible does not say to welcome the stranger, it says, "do not oppress the stranger" which is a rather different matter.  But the reference to what happened to the Israelites in Egypt is both relevant and important because it puts the quote in context.  We know exactly how the ancient Hebrews were oppressed; they were enslaved by a pharoah.  Furthermore, with respect to open borders, the Israelites did not go to Egypt as immigrants, legal or otherwise.  They went to Egypt because there was a famine in Canaan and they went there to buy grain so that they would not starve to death.  Though they ended up staying in Egypt for four hundred years, they never went there to settle, the plan was always to return to their homeland.

Biden claims border crisis is improving.  He's lying.  During the State of the Union speech, President Joe Biden tried to claim that the U.S. southern border is improving, despite the fact that it has gotten significantly worse.  Under the Biden administration, illegal immigration has soared to unprecedented levels.  The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recorded over 250,000 encounters with illegal aliens in December 2022, the highest number recorded in U.S. history.  Based on December's numbers, the administration has now experienced ten straight months of 200,000+ illegal alien encounters.  The president claimed otherwise during his speech to Congress.

Why GOP Loudly Heckled Biden Over His Immigration, Border Security 'Plan'.  Biden basically removed the effective border controls in place when he entered office, and has since lied repeatedly about taking action to stanch the flow across our border.  He vowed to work with the GOP on immigration the very first day in office.  Biden had this to say Tuesday in defense of his immigration policies:  "We now have a record number of personnel working to secure the border, arresting 8,000 human smugglers and seizing over 23,000 pounds of fentanyl in just the last several months," Biden said.  Sound impressive?  Here's the problem.  Due to lax enforcement, a record surge of illegal immigrants has crossed our southern border in the past two years.  Local, as well as federal, border enforcement officials have been overwhelmed.  Indeed, Biden has repeatedly said the border was "secure" since 2021, even as the number of illegal entrants has soared.

The Most Infuriating Part of Benedict Biden's SOTU Speech Relies on Americans Being Stupid.  The border crisis in 100% Joe Biden's fault.  You can argue that congressional Democrats have a hand in it.  You can point to feckless policies by governments in border states.  But at the end of the day the reason that we are experiencing the worst invasion of illegal aliens that our country has ever seen is because the Biden-Harris regime has opened the borders.  They can claim they haven't.  They would be lying if they did.  Every aspect of their border policy encourages illegal aliens to cross.  Everything they've done to remove border security has worsened the flow of drugs and other illegal merchandise.  They have harmed this nation immeasurably, all the while putting innocent children in danger as they're raped and trafficked throughout their journey to the border.

Lib Networks Reward Biden Ploy to Bury Absolutely Awful Border News.  It's a longstanding trick used by administrations hoping to bury bad news: dump it on a Friday night, knowing that weekend news staffs are thin and audiences are smaller than during the week.  The news media are not oblivious to this, and have often chosen to push back at politicians' attempt to manage the news by hammering such a bad news story even harder.  That's not what happened this weekend, though.  This weekend, the networks did exactly what the Biden administration hoped they would do by barely covering a devastating report about the crisis at the U.S.-Mexican border.  Friday evening, U.S. Customs and Border Protection disclosed that there were a record 251,487 border encounters in December, bringing the total for the calendar year 2022 to a whopping 2,577,669 — more than the population of fifteen U.S. states.  And that doesn't count the estimated hundreds of thousands of additional migrants who are believed to be "got aways," i.e., those who successfully evaded an encounter with CBP.

Mayorkas told U.S. Conference of Mayors that border encounters have dropped "significantly".  Is that right?  DHS Secretary Mayorkas delivered a speech at the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. on Thursday [1/19/2023].  He claimed that thanks to his new policies, border encounters are down significantly.  How, then, does he explain the December numbers that are coming soon from CBP?  Sources have told Fox News that the December numbers will be the highest numbers ever released by CBP.

Biden says US can't 'wall ourselves off' as his Delaware beach house adds new barrier.  President Biden touted new joint efforts between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada to curb illegal border crossings at a summit on Tuesday [1/10/2023].  "There can no longer be any question, none, in today's interconnected world — we cannot wall ourselves off from shared problems," Biden said alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.  "We are stronger and better when we work together, the three of us, and together we've made enormous progress." [...] Back at the president's vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, a taxpayer-funded wall started being constructed last week.  That barrier, consisting of tall white fencing and gray stone pillars, is expected to be completed in September.

Biden's New Border Strategy: Blame Republicans First.  At a briefing last week, a daring reporter asked President Joe Biden why he decided to visit the border now, after Republicans have been calling for him to do so for nearly two years — during which time an unprecedented 4.4 million people crossed the border illegally.  Biden's answer:  "Because the Republicans haven't been serious about this at all.  Come on.  They haven't been serious about this at all."  That answer makes no sense.  If Republicans haven't been serious — which is a bald-faced lie — then wouldn't that be more of an incentive for Biden to take the reins?  But nothing Biden is saying lately about the border makes sense.  It didn't when he was denying the problem existed.  It doesn't now that he's trying to shift blame to the GOP.

White House: Americans Are Obliged to Aid More Migrants.  Americans are obliged to help bring more foreigners into their American society, White House spokesman John Kirby told reporters in a briefing ahead of President Joe Biden's meeting with Mexico's president on Monday and Tuesday.  "You can't forget that ... we do, as a nation of immigrants, have an obligation to provide better tools and pathways for them to come in," Kirby told reporters in the White House.  The "Nation of Immigrants" narrative was invented in the 1950s by advocates for more migration.  Biden and his deputies are pushing that claim to justify their importation of more illegal migrants above the limits set by Congress.  Kirby also said Biden is trying to "balance" the additional immigrant inflow with actions that merely "curb" — but not stop — the illegal migration that is strongly opposed by most Americans.

Biden Chooses 'Wall' for Photo of First Border Visit — After Ending Trump's Project.  President Joe Biden tweeted an image of his first-ever border visit Sunday that featured part of the "wall," or border fence, in El Paso, Texas — after he and his party shut down President Donald Trump's border wall.  Biden ran in 2020 on a promise to build "not another foot" of Trump's border project after Democrats refused to fund it in 2019 and claimed that it was motivated by racism and the desire to keep brown or black people out.  As soon as he took office, Biden halted construction of the high bollard fencing that Trump had been building along the wall — though the Biden administration later quietly filled in some gaps that had been left behind.  Yet with thousands of migrants pouring across the border daily, and millions entering the U.S., often illegally, since he took office, Biden was under pressure to visit the border for the first time in a half century of politics.

Biden slammed for comparing illegal aliens to Jews fleeing Nazis.  Critics took aim at President Biden for comparing asylum-seeking immigrants to Jews fleeing Nazi Germany during the Holocaust.  "What a disgusting and awful statement from this ignoramus, and the corrupt media are silent," conservative commentator Mark Levin said on Twitter Friday in reaction to Biden's remarks.  Biden's comments came in response to a reporter Thursday, who asked the president whether he believed migration is a human right.  "Well, I think it is a human right if your family is being persecuted," Biden responded.  "I thought it was a human right for, you know, Jews in Germany to be able to go — to get to escape and get help where they could."  But some were quick to point out that many seeking asylum or illegally crossing the border are not innocent victims.

Biden Praises Border Czar Kamala Harris in Dishonest and Gaffe-Laden Speech on the Border Crisis.  Joe Biden's daytime speech announcing the regime's purported efforts to clamp down on illegal immigration was roundly ridiculed on social media Thursday as numerous gaffes and prevarications were made public.  There were nearly 2.4 million migrant arrests at the nation's southwestern border in the 2022 fiscal year, the highest number ever recorded, according to U.S. Border Patrol data released in September, bringing the total to approximately 5.3 million illegal border crossings since Biden took office.  Amid increasing pressure from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to address the border crisis, Biden tried to strike a tough on immigration pose, and insisted that his administration's policies were successfully securing the border.  He also attempted to blame Republicans for the border crisis, which he delicately referred to as "the situation on the southwest border."

Bordering on Nullity.  Nearly 5,000,000 illegal aliens have entered the United States since Biden took office.  Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas has repeatedly assured us that the border is secure.  He has established himself as the Baghdad Bob of the Biden administration.  He ought to be run out of town on a rail, but it should be noted that he has faithfully executed administration policy.  Biden followed up word of his weekend trip to El Paso with a late morning speech pretending that he will do something to stem the tide of illegal immigration. [...] As usual, Biden stood before a teleprompter in the Roosevelt Room and struggled to read the text as it scrolled before him.  Biden opened his remarks by blaming Republicans for the crisis that Mayorkas has declared not to exist.

Fact-Checking 5 Fibs From Biden's Border Speech.  For about 20 minutes on Thursday, President Joe Biden suddenly pretended to care about the crisis at our southern border that his administration caused.  The Biden administration rolled out a new plan to expand the parole process for Venezuelans to Nicaraguans, Haitians, and Cubans; fast-track (many illegitimate) asylum cases at the border even more; and expand coordination with nongovernmental organizations for alien care; among other things.  We'll know even more details in the coming days as the Department of Homeland Security and Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas are expected to outline the specifics operationalizing Biden's announcement.  During the course of his speech, the president unsurprisingly downplayed the danger of his disastrous policies thus far, shifted the blame for the border crisis to Republicans in Congress, and played the victim by claiming that he has not received enough of the outrageous and misplaced funding he repeatedly demands.

Joe Biden Blames Republicans for Border Invasion, Claims Partisan Hostility Is Problem.  President Joe Biden blamed the Republican Party during a Thursday White House speech for the southern border invasion.  Biden's statement that Republicans are to blame for the border crisis was followed by a claim that partisan divisiveness has prevented immigration solutions.  Under Democrat rule, 2.2 million illegal migrants have overrun the border in fiscal year 2022, a 33 percent increase from 2021.  "I sent congress a comprehensive piece of legislation that would completely overhaul what has been a broken immigration system for a long time," Biden said.

Biden's Unopposed Imposition of Stalinism.  The majority of Americans are against open borders.  Once again, what we want doesn't seem to matter.  A steady wave of illegal immigration is what Biden wants and no one seems the least bit interested in putting an end to it.  Millions of unvetted migrants are streaming across the border and being shipped to secret destinations in direct violation of U.S. immigration law.  This is nothing short of treasonous.  The import of deadly drugs, violent criminals, terrorists, and COVID spreaders constitutes the worst public safety issue since World War II.  At a time when runaway inflation is driving millions of Americans into the poorhouse, we are being forced to provide public assistance to millions of freeloading non-citizens.  Local communities are being torn apart by the influx of refugees. [...] None of this is happening by accident.  "It is becoming harder not to conclude that the border crisis is intentional," said Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana. "Nobody is this incompetent."  Of course it is intentional.  Biden knows exactly what he is doing.  He gets his stooges, DHS Secretary Mayorkas and Press Secretary Jean-Pierre, to deny that the border is open, but we know they are lying through their teeth.

Orwellian Language and Democrat Doublethink.  What about the overly used bromide "diversity is our greatest strength," and the delusional assertion that "there is no border crisis"? Both are egregious examples of doublethink, suspending disbelief in the logical contradictions.  A review of the composition of Biden's incompetent cabinet and inner circle, a tip of the hat to just about every protected identity, disproves the tired mantra about diversity.  As for those who claim our border is secure, it's not Orwell's Animal Farm but the funny farm where they belong. [...] For example, when Martha Raddatz of ABC News incredulously blamed Republican rhetoric for the border crisis, the guest (Texas governor Abbot in this case) should be ready to point out that in 2019 Biden said migrants should come to the U.S — instead of letting her skate with a vague response.

ABC's Raddatz Blames Trump, DeSantis & Abbott for Border Crisis.  On ABC's This Week, during her interview with Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott, co-moderator Martha Raddatz suggested that Republican messaging on the border is what's causing the massive influx of migrants pouring across the southern border.  According to Raddatz, Republicans stating aloud the fact that the border isn't secured, is the reason for the border crisis, not the fact that the border is unsecured.  "You talk about the border wall, you talk about open borders, I don't think I've ever heard President Biden say, we have an open border come on over," Raddatz said.  "But people I have heard say it are you, are former President Trump, Ron DeSantis, that message reverberates in Mexico and beyond.  So they do get the message that it is an open border and smugglers use all those kinds of statements," Raddatz ridiculously claimed.

ICE Caught Massively Underreporting Illegals Released into US w/o Tracking Equipment.  An internal document from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement revealed that the organization is underreporting the number of illegal immigrants released into the US without any tracking technology by more than 18,000%.  ICE distributed the document to raise awareness internally about their "Alternatives to Detention" program.  The program was put in place in 2004 in an effort to monitor illegal immigrants with ankle bracelets and cell phones as they wait for their court date to determine citizenship.  According to the Daily Caller, there are 49,459 untracked and unmonitored illegal aliens in America.  This figure is vastly different than the estimate on the ICE website, which claims there are only 266 untracked migrants.

'He's Been There': Jean-Pierre Responds To McCarthy's Invite For Biden To Visit Border.  White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded Wednesday to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's recent invitation for President Joe Biden to visit the southern border, saying the president has already "been there."  Jean-Pierre refused to say when Biden visited the U.S.-Mexico border exactly when asked by Fox News' Peter Doocy.  The last time the White House was asked about it, then-Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the trip was a drive-by in 2008.  McCarthy traveled to the border El Paso, Texas, on Nov. 22 with a delegation of his Republican colleagues, where he called on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to resign or face impeachment.  McCarthy extended the invitation and said that Biden asked him about the situation at the border after meeting with him alongside a bi-partisan congressional delegation at the White House Tuesday.

Doocy and Melugin Tag Team to Take Down WH's Blatant Biden Border Lie.  Joe Biden lies.  A lot.  Indeed, I'm not sure I've ever seen someone lie so much, with so much lack of conscience about it.  His team is almost as bad as he is, although sometimes they look slightly more guilty about it when they start laying down the whoppers.  On Tuesday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) described how horrible the situation at the border is, that not only is it not "secure," as the Biden team has claimed, it's a disaster.  He invited Biden to go to the border to see what he had seen.  [Tweet]

National Border Patrol President Slams Biden For 'Lying' About Border Crisis.  Since President Joe Biden has taken office, the 2022 fiscal year saw more than 2.76 million illegal migrants cross over the southern border, however, officials say that number is higher since most encounters were never apprehended.  In total, at least five million immigrants have entered the U.S. illegally under Biden's failed border policies.  And yet, the Biden Administration insists that the crisis is under control.  Meanwhile, the National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd is accusing the Biden White House of continuing to "deflect and lie" about the ongoing problem.  He accused the Biden Administration of "trying to set a new normal" in which the liberal media is pushing the new narrative.  They don't have to make changes if the American public isn't upset about what's going on," Judd said, adding that if the liberal media ignores the issue, people won't know how bad the border crisis is.

Schumer on immigration — lies, [and more] lies.  New York Chuck is at it again.  Stringing short, pithy statements together as though they are related, and not telling the truth. [...] Chuck says we're short of workers.  Well, from certain perspectives, maybe.  Biden did mandate the potentially deadly mRNA shots for the military at the same time that the Pentagon went totally woke.  Then they got rid of those who didn't play along.  Inevitably, the parents of the American citizen population that normally fills out the military's ranks withheld them, as they should.  Now we are woefully understaffed.  But does Schumer truly believe that criminals using false personal identification, with limited English language skills, who are potentially uneducated, and having no loyalty to a country that elevates the rule of law will be effective as part of our community of warfighters?  Democrat-sponsored bill H.R. 9052 would allow DREAMers into the military.  These are people with no legal status under ordered, but deferred, departure from the United States.  Effectively they would be mercenaries.

Yale Study Finds Twice as Many Undocumented Immigrants as Previous Estimates.  Immigration is the focus of fierce political and policy debate in the United States.  Among the most contentious issues is how the country should address undocumented immigrants.  Like a tornado that won't dissipate, arguments have spun around and around for years.  At the center lies a fairly stable and largely unquestioned number: 11.3 million undocumented immigrants residing in the U.S.  But a paper by three Yale-affiliated researchers suggests all the perceptions and arguments based on that number may have a faulty foundation; the actual population of undocumented immigrants residing in the country is much larger than that, perhaps twice as high, and has been underestimated for decades.  Using mathematical modeling on a range of demographic and immigration operations data, the researchers estimate there are 22.1 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.  Even using parameters intentionally aimed at producing an extremely conservative estimate, they found a population of 16.7 million undocumented immigrants.

DHS Secretary Mayorkas knew "horse whipping" narrative was false, but he pushed it in the media anyway.  In an administration full of lying dirtbags, it is difficult to pick out the most egregious liar, since there are so many to choose from, starting at the top and working your way down.  But the winner in our mind is Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, who doesn't just win the prize as the biggest liar in the Biden administration but also one worthy of an Academy Award.  Rewind your time machine back to September 2021, when a viral group of pictures came forth which appeared at first blush to show border patrol agents on horseback whipping Haitian migrants who were entering the country illegally.  However it wasn't long at all before that narrative was debunked, including by the photographer who took the pictures.  That however didn't stop the Biden administration, including Mayorkas from attempting to politicize the incident.

Biden tries to blame Republican governors for his border crisis.  The flight of illegal immigrants from San Antonio to Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, organized by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is the political gift that keeps on giving.  According to the Democrats, this flight so traumatized the immigrants involved that a civil rights lawsuit has been filed on their behalf.  But back in the real world, according to the Los Angeles Times, when the immigrants' friends and relatives overseas heard what happened to them, they ... decided to try and come to the United States too.  "I heard you can get a lot of help out there," an immigrant's friend texted him through WhatsApp after news of the Martha's Vineyard flight spread.  "Is it true?"  That's right:  The DeSantis flight was so harmful to the migrants involved that migrants from around the world are now lining up, hoping to get similar flights.  And the Biden administration is even trying to blame the border crisis, a crisis that Biden started 18 months before the DeSantis flight, on DeSantis.

Hours Before Decrying 'Horrifying Images,' Mayorkas Was Told CBP Agents Did Not Whip Haitian Migrants.  You may recall an incident last year in which Leftists from Biden, all the way down to your neighbor with the "In This House We Believe" sign became absolutely apoplectic over the cruel and sadistic border agents riding down Haitian immigrants and whipping them.  Whipping them, I say!  Comparisons were even made to antebellum slavery as the Left worked itself into a full-on foaming-at-the-mouth rage.  Except, of course, that wasn't the case.  The agents were using the reins to control the horses and no immigrants were harmed.  There even were pictures of immigrant children petting the horses.  The truth eventually came out and of course was largely ignored by the media, Democrat politicians, and your neighbor.  But as it turned out, the government knew that the allegations were false, but decided to let the narrative take its course.

This Is Not about the Migrants.  Let no one be under any illusions.  This is not about the 50 migrants Governor DeSantis flew to Martha's Vineyard.  They could care less about helping the migrants than citizens of the Vineyard did.  This is about Democrats pulling out all the stops to hamstring Governor DeSantis, who they tacitly know could well be the Republican (and very popular) presidential nominee for 2024.  It is he whom Democrats seek to attack and, most of all, must work to diminish.

NBC's Chuck Todd Laughably Insists More Illegal Aliens Will Solve Inflation.  [Scroll down] Abbott and DeSantis have two primary goals, both of which have worked, masterfully.  First, to demonstrate to Democrat city leaders the serious problem created as the influx of illegals continues to decimate border towns.  Second, and most brilliantly, to illustrate the left's complete hypocrisy when illegals show up on their doorstep.  Such was the case when residents of the upscale liberal enclave of Martha's Vineyard became apoplectic when just 50 illegals showed up on their island, prompting them to ship out the illegals within less than 48 hours.  Sorry, Chuck — try harder, next time.

VP Harris: Sending migrants to sanctuary cities is inhumane.  Vice President Kamala Harris is calling on red state governors to accept the consequences of open border policies.  In a Vice interview, Harris railed against Republican governors on a number of issues.  After claiming that America can't fight for democracy without federal abortion laws, Harris redirected her ire towards the federally shared migrant burden.  Specifically, the Democrat was not fond of migrants being shipped to her home, [on the grounds of] the Naval Observatory.  Unlike the rest of the country, Harris's doors were closed to non-residents.  She further lambasted governors Greg Abbott (R-Texas) and Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) for shipping illegal entrants into the country to sanctuary jurisdictions such as Chicago and Washington D.C.  Cities that once prided themselves on welcoming migrants have found it difficult to support individuals who have entered the United States with nothing.

Widespread lies about the border are meant to obscure Biden's role in the migrant disaster.  With our border crisis worsening by the day, President Joe Biden is throwing up his hands and letting everyone know that whatever's at fault, it's not his terrible policies.  His latest nonsense?  The claim we're seeing a border surge because "these people are fleeing communism" in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.  No: Migrants from those countries account for 27% of August encounters with Customs and Border Patrol.  They're an increasing share of the total — but it would still be at record levels without them.  And the reason for the surge from all nations is that Team Biden is (in some cases quite literally) waving migrants in with an unspoken promise to make de facto citizens of them.  And: Yes, it's easy to see why people would flee Venezuela and other oppressive countries.  But that brings us to left's new favorite term for all these migrants: "asylum seekers."  A few migrants are legitimately seeking asylum.  But once they've escaped the nightmare of, say, Maduro's Venezuela, nearly all are safe from his oppression without need to travel 2,000-plus more miles to get here.

Biden Enters 'Baghdad Bob' Territory on Inflation and Immigration.  We all remember Saddam Hussein's feckless pitchman, "Baghdad Bob."  The country's information minister (real name: Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf) made frequent television appearances, repeating the mantra that everything was going according to plan.  His most memorable appearance came amidst the rubble of his capital city, where he continued to spew delusional nonsense.  We expect such dissembling from dictatorships, which control the media and extinguish discordant voices.  That's what Vladimir Putin is doing right now, hoping to prevent the Russian public from learning his army was demolished by Ukrainian's counteroffensives in Kharkiv (in the northeast) and Kherson (in the south).  Controlling information is essential to regime security.  In democracies, such deceit is much harder to pull off.

Pope Francis: Immigration Raises the 'Intellectual Value' of the West.  Pope Francis urged Westerners to be more open to immigration Thursday, insisting that it is a necessary antidote to the West's "demographic winter."  In forgetting how to welcome migrants, the West lost much, because it "needs people," the pontiff told reporters during his return flight from Kazakhstan to Rome.  Especially considering the "demographic winter," which is so evident in Spain and Italy.  "In Italy there are empty villages with just twenty old ladies and nothing else," he said.

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[#1] Empty villages in Italy have nothing to do with wholesale immigration around the world.  [#2] The people who are illegally entering the U.S., are typically uneducated and under-qualified for all but the most menial work.  Those who are migrating into Europe are going there to transform the culture take over every country they settle in.  In both cases, the migrants are not making improvements.

Joe Biden Rages Against Republicans Transporting Migrants to Democrat Elites: 'It's Un-American'.  President Joe Biden on Thursday expressed his frustration with Republican governors sending migrants from the Southern border to Democrat-run cities, calling their actions "Un-American."  "Republicans are playing politics with human beings, using them as props," Biden said.  "What they're doing is simply wrong.  It's un-American.  It's reckless" The president spoke at the Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala celebrating the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month.  Biden reacted to the news Thursday that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis flew a group of migrants to Martha's Vineyard and that Texas Gov. Greg Abbot sent a busload of migrants to Vice President Kamala Harris's home in Washington, DC.

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Mr. Biden, it is reckless and un-American to leave the Mexican border wide open.

Secret Service Agents Protect Kamala's Home from the Illegal Aliens — Tell People to Keep Away From Her Fence.  Liberal logic: It's okay for the elites to have a fence around their property and armed guards on duty, but the average Americans, particularly those who live in border areas, have no right to the same level of security.  On Thursday morning, two busloads of over 100 illegal aliens were dropped off at Kamala Harris' home in Washington DC.  The migrants were part of the over 2 million illegal aliens crossing the US open border this past year!  The US currently sees 8,000 illegals walk across the open border daily!  Kamala told reporters over the weekend "The border is secure."  These people just can't stop lying.  Fox News interviewed some of the illegals standing outside of Harris's residence and even they said the border is wide open.

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The fence around the Vice President's residence on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory is not her fence.  The Vice President is a mere tenant.  She does not own the house or the fence.  Even so, please stay off the fence.

Everyone Knows The Southern Border Is Worse Under Biden Than Trump, But Karine Jean-Pierre Is Lying Anyway.  It's no secret that White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre is notoriously bad at her job.  But her latest comments about the Biden administration's failure to secure the U.S. southern border are so beyond parody that they'd give the impression that Tuesday was Opposite Day at the White House.  While speaking to reporters at a press briefing, Jean-Pierre laughably claimed the Biden administration is "doing a lot more [than former President Donald Trump] to secure the border and could be doing even more if Republicans would stop their obstruction."  The Trump administration "largely just tried to build a wall ... and couldn't even finish that in four years," she added.  The notion that Biden has done more to secure the U.S. southern border than his predecessor is such a far-fetched lie that not even Jean-Pierre herself could earnestly believe it.  Since taking office in January 2021, Joe Biden has done just about everything you can think of to make it easier for illegal immigrants to unlawfully enter the United States through the U.S.-Mexico border.

Ron Johnson: Obama Said Border Had a 'Crisis' When Numbers Were Less than 1/3 of What They Are Now.  On Monday [...] Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) reacted to Vice President Kamala Harris maintaining the border is secure by pointing out that back in June 2014, then-President Barack Obama said there was a "humanitarian crisis" on the border when there were approximately 2,000 apprehensions per day on the southwest border, compared to the between 6,000 and 7,000 encounters per day at the border over the past two months.  Johnson said, "[T]he governors in the southwestern states there are dealing with about 7,000 people per day that they're encountering, and because of the Biden administration's open-border policy, processing and dispersing all around this country."

VP Kamala Harris: "The Border Is Secure".  NBC's "Meet The Press" host Chuck Todd asked Vice President Kamala Harris about the staggering number of people illegally crossing the U.S. border and asked whether she would call the border "secure," during an interview that aired on the 21st anniversary of 9/11. [...] VICE PRES. KAMALA HARRIS:  ["]I think that there is no question that we have to do what the president and I asked Congress to do, the first request we made:  pass a bill to create a pathway to citizenship.  The border is secure, but we also have a broken immigration system, in particular, over the last four years before we came in, and it needs to be fixed.["]

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[#1] There is no need "to create a pathway to citizenship," because such a path has existed for decades.  [#2] The border is not secure in any meaningful way.  [#3] The immigration problems that exist today, almost halfway into the incompetent Harris/Biden administraion, are not the fault of President Trump.

"The border is secure".  You may not have heard recently that "the border is secure."  It was one of the assertions embedded in the incoherent verbal rambling with which Vice President Kamala Harris responded to the question posed by Chuck Todd in the interview broadcast on Meet the Press yesterday.  NewsBusters has posted the video excerpt below along with its story and the accompanying transcript cruelly documenting the exchange.

Dishonest 'journalism' rules the airwaves.  When Trump was president, the media, entertainers, and other Democrats frequently went to the border to protest the supposedly inhumane policies.  Their protests and reporting virtually stopped when Biden took over, despite the fact the situation worsened.  That shows that they really don't care about the deaths, rapes, drug-running, and human-smuggling.  When Biden's spokespuppet said illegal aliens who aren't vaccinated aren't walking in, the mainstream leftist media didn't report her blatant lie.  When the DHS secretary lies and says the border is secure, the media don't report the truth.

WH Press Secretary's Claim of No One Walking Across the Border Quickly Debunked With New Videos.  White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed in a recent media briefing when pressed by Fox News reporter Peter Doocy that no one is just illegally walking across the southern border, in spite over all the evidence available prior to her statement.  Since then, more videos taken this week shows just how bad the border crisis continues to be.  "But so how is it two different things?  Somebody unvaccinated comes over on a plane.  You say that's not OK.  Somebody walks into Texas or Arizona unvaccinated, they're allowed to stay?  Why?" Doocy asked.  "But that's not how it works," Jean-Pierre responded.  "That's what's happening," Doocy replied.  "I know that's not what you guys want to happen.  But that is what is happening."

Cataloging Biden's Lies About The Border.  As soon as President Joe Biden took office, the number of foreigners crossing the southern U.S. border illegally exploded.  When asked about it in his first press conference in March 2021, Biden brushed it off, saying "this happens every year" and "nothing has changed."  Later that same month, Biden claimed that "this new surge we're dealing with now started with the last administration, but it's our responsibility to deal with it humanely and to — and to stop what's happening."  At his State of the Union address this year, he said that "if we are to advance liberty and justice, we need to secure the border and fix the immigration system."

No Matter How Many Times Biden Denies It, The U.S. Is Being Invaded.  A new poll finds that more than half of Americans think the U.S. is being invaded by illegal aliens flooding into the country.  And they are right, no matter what President Joe Biden claims, or how diligently the mainstream press tries to cover it up.  "More than half (54%) of Americans think it's at least somewhat true that we're experiencing an invasion at the southern border," according to the NPR/Ipsos poll.  That is a shocking finding, given the denials from the administration that there is a crisis at all, and the fact that the mainstream media will cover anything but the flood of illegal immigrants under Biden.  Of course, NPR tries to put a lefty spin on the results, casting them as the result of right-wing lies.

Why would 500,000 illegals choose not to turn themselves into Joe Biden's catch-and-release Border Patrol?  A few days ago, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, speaking to the global elites at some summit in Aspen, surreally declared that the U.S. border "is secure."  It was garbage, much as everything else he says, given that more than 3 million illegal aliens with zero vetting have crossed into the U.S. on Joe Biden's watch[,] just as Rep. Andy Biggs pointed out in his excellent op-ed for Townhall [elsew]here.  Millions of illegal border crossers, with a record 270,000 apprehended in just the last month, is nothing to brag about, and yet that was exactly what Mayorkas was doing, according to former ICE acting director Tom Homan.  Fox News Digital asked Border Patrol agents on the ground what they thought of the Mayorkas declaration — and got this:  "Hundreds of thousands crossing every month is not the definition of secure," one agent said.  "They are liars and anyone who believes them are fools."

'Look, the border is secure': Alejandro Mayorkas makes stunning claim with more than 200,000 migrants passing every month for three months.  The Biden administration continues to assure that the southern border is 'secure' despite record-setting numbers of illegal crossings and proliferation of the crisis over the last few months.  'Look, the border is secure,' Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Matorkas insisted during remarks at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado on Tuesday [7/19/2022].  But he added that the administration is still 'working to make the border more secure.'

Mayorkas Says The Border Is Fine Despite Blatant Chaos.  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Sec.  Alejandro Mayorkas claimed "the border is secure" in remarks delivered Wednesday [7/20/2022].  Mayorkas made the comments at the Aspen Security Forum.  The event attracted diplomats from the U.S. and other nations, business luminaries and military officials to discuss foreign policy and security challenges, according to its website.  After Mayorkas discussed myriad national security issues with the host, the interview pivoted to the situation at the southern border.  "The border is secure," Mayorkas said.  "We are making the border more secure.  That has been a historic challenge," he continued.

As Border Crossings Surge, [the] Biden Admin [is] Hiding Data on Illegal Alien Deaths.  Border apprehensions recently topped 1.7 million, with three months of the fiscal year remaining.  At the same time, the Biden administration has broken a long-standing policy of publicly releasing the number of illegal immigrants who die while crossing into the United States, or soon after.  The Rio Grande Valley in Texas and the Tucson Sector in Arizona have traditionally been the most deadly border sectors, as the river and the summer heat claim the most lives, and smugglers leave injured and sick aliens to die.  Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published on its website the number of migrant deaths along the southern border from fiscal 1998 to fiscal 2020, but stopped once the Biden administration took over the agency.  Over the course of three months, The Epoch Times made multiple requests to CBP for the missing data from fiscal years 2021 and 2022 to date.  But CBP, to date, has declined to provide the information.

The mainstream media's lies on secret migrant flights.  For a classic example of shoddy, dishonest journalism that serves as pure propaganda for the Biden administration, look no further than NPR's attempt to discredit our reporting on the secret flights ferrying illegal migrants from the southern border to unsuspecting communities around the country.  NPR did not mention The Post in Monday's story, only its permanent bugbear Fox News and Tucker Carlson who admirably followed up, but the journalism it pooh-poohs is ours.  "Republicans and right-wing media ... accuse the Biden administration of organizing secret migrant flights ... but NPR's Joel Rose reports that rhetoric is often at odds with the facts."  Really?  A single source was interviewed, a migrant activist.  NPR assured listeners there's nothing unusual about the surge in illegal migration, and all that's happening with these late-night charter flights is kids are being reunited with their parents, which supposedly was routine under the Trump administration.

Team of Fools:  Biden's Cabinet Picks Prove He is Unfit to Lead.  I have written extensively about Biden's shortcomings.  Nothing exceeds his capacity for choosing the wrong people.  It would be difficult to zero in on Biden's worst choice, but his Homeland Security Secretary would be a good candidate.  Alejandro Mayorkas has me somewhat confused.  I can't tell if he is a consummate liar or just plain delusional.  Mayorkas claimed that his message to migrants heading to the U.S. is:  "Do not come."  Then he declared that "Our border is not open."  He also asserted his department has "a handle" on migration.  "We're not letting people loose," he said.  More blatant lies never have been uttered.  In direct contradiction to his statements and his sworn duty to uphold the law, Mayorkas deliberately has allowed more than a million to cross our southern border illegally.  "The vast majority of those people are single adults — not families fleeing poverty," said Liz Peek on Fox News, "and the total includes 40 men on the terror watch list.  Under Mayorkas, deaths due to drug overdoses topped 100,000 for the first time ever, the vast majority from fentanyl, imported from China and Mexico across our southern border."

Angry migrants protest for their 'right' to be in the US illegally.  Apparently, being illegally present in the U.S. is now a "right" rather than a criminal act, and not even a "privilege" when done legally.  For some 60,000 would-be illegal border-crossers amassed at the U.S. border, it's now a "right."  This is why we're seeing would-be illegal border-crossers now holding protests in cities such as Tijuana as a judge's order on Title 42 forces the Border Patrol to turn back tens of thousands of unvetted entries into the States.  Let's just unpack this a little and note how the ironies abound.  Number one:  Notice how they are waving the flags of the countries they are desperate not to be sent back to.  Sound like the right kind of people to let into the U.S. with all their meritless claims to asylum?  Or do they sound like conquering invaders?  Two, their yells of "racism" at the supposed racist hellhole they nevertheless would rather live in have a hollow ring.  If a place is irredeemably racist, why [...] would any sane person want to live in it?

20 House Republicans Demand ICE Data on Arrests, Deportations Withheld by Biden.  House Republicans are demanding that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas produce key immigration enforcement data that they argue is being hidden from the public by the Biden administration, according to a letter exclusively obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.  The letter, sent Thursday, is led by Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, and co-signed by 19 other Republican lawmakers who argue that delayed data for fiscal year 2021 from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement showing significant decreases in arrests provided only a "limited" and "inadequate" look into the agency's enforcement and removal actions.

The unauthorized immigrant population never changes
Arrests of Illegal Aliens at the Border Surge to More Than 220,000 in March.  The number of illegal aliens arrested at the border in March hit 221,303 — the highest yet number of arrests at the border during the Biden presidency.  That's 28% higher than March 2021 when 173,277 migrants were encountered.  In March 2020, just 34,460 illegals were arrested at the border.  The number of illegals arrested at the border in March surpasses any single month during all of 2021.  There were 219,953 illegals arrested at the border in July 2021.

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Those numbers don't include the tens of thousands who escaped detection and capture.  Yet somehow "The number of illegal aliens in the U.S." remains unchanged at 11 million, like some immutable constant.  It is a lie:  Apparently the government lies about the numbers and the news media passes it along without question.

Joe Biden SCOTUS Nominee Refuses to Use 'Illegal Alien,' Opts for 'Noncitizen'.  President Joe Biden's nominee to replace Justice Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, apparently refuses to use the term "illegal alien" in her court opinions, opting instead for "noncitizen."  In a handful of immigration-related cases that Jackson has ruled on U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, she has made a note to employ the term "noncitizen" or "undocumented non-citizens" rather than the terms "alien" or "illegal aliens" that are regularly used in court and in federal statutes.

Democrats: Fix Inflation with Amnesty for Illegal Aliens, More Immigration.  Democrats are parroting United States Chamber of Commerce talking points as their latest fix to President Joe Biden's record inflation, urging Congress to pass amnesty for illegal aliens and drive up already record-setting legal immigration levels.  Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) told Business Insider that Democrats should look at passing a "comprehensive immigration bill," a term synonymous with amnesty and expanded legal immigration, as a way to cut inflation.

Joe Biden, Alchemist?  [Scroll down]  Competing with this failure was the Biden failure at the border.  Distilling this mess was even trickier, because most of Biden's supporters believe that he successfully turned a secure border into a golden open one.  So again, Biden was the proverbial alchemist who insisted that his own pig iron policies actually created a 24-karat border, albeit unperceivable to ordinary Americans.  Most Americans polled expressed their horror at the idea of nearly 2 million pouring across the border — illegally, without means of support, unvaccinated and untested in a time of pandemic, without English or skills, cutting ahead of patiently waiting legal applicants, unvetted with no idea how many had criminal records.  All that required more of Biden's alchemy to turn that dross into glitter.  As a result, we were told that apprehensions for a time were up (e.g., if you let in millions and detain only a small fraction, that tiny number can still exceed the sum of detentions during times of a secure border with almost no illegal crossings.)  Then we were told it was the fault of Mexico and Central America — as if for the first time in history they dared to export human capital to rein in $60 billion in annual remittances.

Biden Encourages Massive Illegal Immigration and Tries To Hide It With Secret Flights.  The list of lies administration officials have told regarding their handling of illegal immigration is extensive and still growing.  How many times have they refused to call the historic numbers of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border a "crisis" or implausibly claimed the border is "closed"?  Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas grossly pushed the false racist narrative that Border Patrol agents on horseback mistreated migrants attempting to illegally enter during the Del Rio International Bridge episode.  Biden's Federal Aviation Administration made up a ridiculous drone ban, prohibiting Fox News from showing any more footage of the thousands of mostly Haitian illegal immigrants amassing under that bridge. [...] When asked why the administration was flying illegal immigrants in the middle of the night, press secretary Jen Psaki belittled the reporter and then lied.  She claimed that the flights were resettling unaccompanied children.  Yet videos of these surreptitious flights clearly show full grown adults emerging from the planes.  At best, this is lying by omission.

Biden says admin trying to 'figure out' why illegal immigrants leave their countries.  President Biden said Monday that his administration is committed to improving the border crisis by trying to "figure out" why migrants are leaving their home countries for the U.S. in the first place.  "We're working a lot with neighboring countries.  A lot to do," Biden said during a meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris and the National Governors Association (NGA) at the White House.

Harris Claims She 'Rarely, If Ever' Refers To 3 Nations As 'Northern Triangle.' Here Are Times She Did.  Democrat Vice President Kamala Harris claimed this week that she "rarely, if ever" refers to three countries in Central America as the "Northern Triangle" because she respects each of their identities, despite the fact that she has repeatedly referred to the countries as the "Northern Triangle."  The Northern Triangle is a region in Central America that is comprised of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.  A large number of migrants that have contributed to Democrat President Joe Biden's border crisis have come from those countries.

Top five media lies of 2021.  [#3] Border patrol agents whipping immigrants:  In September, the corporate media started publishing stories and photos of a group of border patrol agents in horses whipping Haitian immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.  Multiple Democrat politicians were quick to condemn the "horrifying" acts.  The border patrol agents clarified that the "whips" in those photos were only the reins of their horses.  The photographer who took the photos also publicly said he did not see any agent carrying a whip.

Six months after the incident...
Border Patrol Agents Accused of 'Whipping' Cleared of Criminal Misconduct, Union Chief Says.  National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd told the Daily Caller News Foundation that the border agents accused of "whipping" migrants in September were cleared of criminal misconduct amid an ongoing investigation into the incident.  "The only reason that we know that they were cleared is because OPR [Office of Professional Responsibility] started their investigation and they compelled them to give a statement," Judd told the DCNF.  "Once you compel somebody to give a statement, you can't take criminal action against them."  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), nor Customs and Border Protection (CBP) confirmed Judd's statement.

Joe Biden's Top 25 Worst Moments of 2021.  [#13] Joe Biden Lies About Border Patrol Agents Whipping Migrants:  In September, Biden perpetuated a myth that mounted border patrol officials were whipping Haitian migrants at the border.  "It was horrible to see, to see people treated like they did, with horses nearly running them over.  People being strapped," Biden said.  "It's outrageous."  Although several news media outlets corrected stories that perpetuated the false claim, Biden never apologized for smearing the border agents who were doing their jobs.

Democrats don't care about inflation, the poor, the middle class, women, or science.  They care about raw power.  As their poll numbers drop and inflation becomes more of an issue, Democrats are pretending they care and suddenly have a solution.  They want more immigrants to fill jobs at lower wages in the "informal economy."  Of course, Democrats have always wanted more immigrants, whatever the inflation rate is, so this is just a new, worthless talking point.  If more immigrants solved the inflation problem, wouldn't Biden's open borders and the sanctuary cities and states not enforcing the laws have solved the problem?

Remember those screaming headlines about migrants and border 'whips'?  If you haven't heard anything about Border Patrol agents on horseback allegedly "whipping" migrants lately, it's because the anti-borders left and the corporate media just had another narrative blow up in their faces. [...] Despite the OIG declining to investigate the agents, [DHS secretary] Mayorkas has not said when or if he will allow agents to resume using horses at the border.  His continued suspension of the policy based on false pretenses was a gift to anti-borders groups.  By giving these groups a significant policy victory, Mayorkas and the White House are encouraging future character assassination campaigns against law enforcement agents.  It's as if the Biden administration is doing everything in their power to make the jobs of Border Patrol agents harder.  These agents were punished and smeared for simply doing their jobs.  Joe Biden himself attacked these agents, vowing that they would "pay" for their actions.  Biden wasn't clear about what he had in mind, but it is clear that the agents have already faced many consequences, despite being essentially cleared by the OIG.  The agents were victimized by a public relations campaign orchestrated at the highest levels of power.

It was a pack of lies, in other words.
Major study undercuts Biden explanation for surge in illegal immigration.  Migrants from Central America are rushing to the U.S. illegally not because of violence or natural disasters in their home countries but because of jobs, a major new study found, challenging claims that they are asylum-seekers fleeing persecution.  The study also calculated that migrants from the emigration hubs of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala pay smugglers $1.7 billion a year to be shepherded into the U.S. illegally.  And a staggering 43% of Central Americans have a desire to leave their home countries, up from just 8% a couple of years ago.  But only about 3% were making concrete plans.

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Wha-a-a-a-at?  It's not because of global warming?  They aren't "climate refugees?"  I'm shocked!

Kamala Harris blames Trump for the 'broken' immigration system with crossings at a all-time high.  Vice President Kamala Harris blamed the Trump administration for the 'broken' immigration system that saw a record 128 percent rise in migrant crossings in October compared to the same time last year.  Citing the recorder number of unlawful border crossers, ABC's George Stephanapoulos asked Harris, the president's point person on root causes of immigration:  'What are you doing to turn that around?  How long will it take?'  'It's not going to be over night,' the vice president conceded. 'We can't just flip a switch and make it better.'  'We inherited an immigration system that is deeply broken,' she added.  Meanwhile, Republicans have blamed the Biden administration for ending Trump-era border policies, including 'Remain in Mexico,' the public charge rule and and loosening of ICE enforcement.

Biden's Pick for FTC Commissioner Called ICE 'Out-of-Control Domestic Surveillance'.  President Joe Biden's nominee to fill the empty seat on the Federal Trade Commission has a history of opposing immigration authorities' use of data to enforce the law.  Alvaro Bedoya, a Georgetown Law professor and privacy advocate who is scheduled to have his committee nomination hearing Wednesday, is a staunch proponent of limiting the ability of immigration agencies such as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to collect and use data to facilitate deportations of illegal immigrants.  Bedoya has criticized private companies that provide immigration agencies with citizens' data.  "It is time to call [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] what it is:  An out-of-control domestic surveillance agency that peers into all our lives," Bedoya tweeted in February, calling for stronger privacy laws to "rein in data brokers."  While federal data privacy legislation has thus far failed to gain traction in Congress, Democrats have looked to the Federal Trade Commission to begin a privacy rule-making process under existing legislation.

Absolutely INSANE levels of lying, misinformation, and dishonesty from the Biden administration.  [Thread reader]  [Scroll down]  Next, the border:  When questioned about whether he was planning on allocating 450k to individual illegal immigrants, Biden said, "That's not going to happen."  His handlers at the White House quickly clarified.  [Tweet]  The next day, the WH Dep.  Sec. said, "The President is perfectly comfortable with the Department of Justice settling with the individuals and families who are currently in litigation with the U.S. government."  [Tweet]  And speaking of the border, let's not forget when when the White House was outright denying the existence of a border crisis, despite all obvious evidence to the contrary:  [Tweet]  But once that lie gave out, "Border Czar" Harris didn't actually visit the border[.]  Instead of going to the heart of the crisis, she flew into El Paso, took her pictures, and did nothing to address the cartel driven border that is worsening every day[.]  [Tweet]  Then there were those midnight flights from the border, which Psaki tried to mislead America about[.]  When asked by P. Doocy about flying UAC's in the middle of the night (2:30 AM & 4:29 AM), she said, "Well I'm not sure that it's the middle of the night."  [Tweet]  And then there was the smear about Border Patrol Agents "whipping" migrants (which never happened).  Biden STILL hasn't apologized for this lie:  [Tweet]

Biden rages that illegal aliens 'deserve compensation'.  Following a series of contradictory statements around $450,000 taxpayer payoffs to illegals separated at the border, Joe Biden came out in a finger-pointing rage to let a reporter know that these lawbreakers "deserve compensation."  [Video clip]  [Transcript]  Which not only contradicts his previous claim that $450,000 payouts to illegal aliens are "garbage" reports, it's also patent nonsense.  "The last administration" which Biden refers to, and it has a name, was following U.S. law as it's currently written, not engaging in "outrageous behavior."  Before the Trump administration halted the practice of separating adults caught breaking into the country with children, the Trump administration had been following the law of the Flores Settlement.  That's the 1997 law which states that minors caught breaking into the U.S. can only be held for three days in detention under ordinary circumstances, but lawbreaking adults can be held longer.  That law necessitates breaking up supposed family units given the prescribed detention periods, and it was hardly any invention of Trump's.  It also was done during the Obama administration, and likely others before it.

Now Biden defends migrant compensation payments he called 'garbage' three days ago.  President Joe Biden furiously defended a plan to send payments to families separated at the southern border Saturday, days after calling a report that the payments were as much as $450,000 'garbage.'  Biden was speaking at a press conference touting the passage of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill when he was asked about the payments.  Fox News' David Spunt asked:  'You said last week, that this report about migrant families at the border getting payments was garbage.'

Biden is either lying, was never told or forgot about $450K migrant payouts.  President Joe Biden "may not have been fully briefed about the actions of his very own Justice Department," the ACLU said, after Clueless Joe angrily called a report that Justice would give $450,000-per-person payoffs to illegal immigrant families separated at the border "garbage."  And that's the Biden administration in a nutshell, isn't it?  We've got:
  •   A terrible policy.
  •   Biden not knowing what [...] is going on.
  •   The president insulting the press, in this case both the Wall Street Journal, which revealed the payoffs, and Fox News' Peter Doocy, who had the temerity to ask about it.
We have no doubt the Journal's reporting is correct.  A shakedown by the ACLU and solving everything with a big check is directly from the liberal playbook.  And it will, as Doocy notes, encourage even more migrants to illegally cross the border — something neither the ACLU nor the administration thinks is a bad thing.

The Investigation of Those "Horrible" Border Patrol Agents on Horses Has Vanished.  Way back on Sept. 24, President Joe Biden finally paid attention to the southern border when he displayed anger at hard-working U.S. Border Patrol agents, vowing that they "will pay" — for something that did not occur.  "It was horrible what — to see, as you saw — to see people treated like they did: horses nearly running them over and people being strapped.  It's outrageous.  I promise you, those people will pay," Biden hyperbolically rambled.  "They will be — an investigation is underway now, and there will be consequences.  It's an embarrassment.  But beyond an embarrassment, it's dangerous; it's wrong.  It sends the wrong message around the world.  It's simply not who we are."  Three days prior, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told MSNBC, "We need this resolved swiftly.  I anticipate that the results of the investigation will be available by the end of next week and I've committed to making the results public."

Lobbyist Alleges Cato Institute 'Mercenaries' Are Paid to Push Pro-Immigration Studies.  Pro-immigration research papers published by the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, are not independent, but designed to meet the needs of lobbying clients, according to allegations in a Telegram message obtained by Chronicles.  Aman Kapoor, president of the advocacy group Immigration Voice (IV), alleged that Cato Research fellow David Bier was paid by IV to write pro-immigration papers, and that Bier is "like mercenaries (sic), working to push the agenda of the highest bidder."  Kapoor's organization is primarily concerned with removing the 7 percent country cap quota for employment-based green cards, which would mainly benefit Indian nationals on H-1B visas, who immigrate to America in large numbers to work for technology firms such as Microsoft and Google.  But now, according to Kapoor's Telegram message, the focus of Bier and Cato has shifted away from IV's work because it is getting more money from Facebook and, a pro-immigration lobbying group, to push other immigration issues, such as amnesty for DACA beneficiaries.

Will Governments Survive the Coming Peasant Revolt?  Why has the world been turned on its head these last few years?  Why does it seem as if everything true is labeled false and everything false is labeled true? [...] What do you mean, uncontrolled illegal immigration is tearing communities apart and destroying the common bonds of shared culture?  That's racist!  Multiculturalism and diversity are our strengths!  If a population influx happens to cause social friction while putting deflationary pressure on low-paying wages and mitigating the actuarial insolvency of the welfare system, that's purely coincidental.  Believe me, wealthy elites worry about the plight of the weary immigrant more than they care about their own happiness.  That's why the doors to their gated communities, country clubs, and private schools are always open to those in need.

Migrant Caravan Activist Says They Are 'Ready For War'.  A new Haitian caravan is headed for the United States in 20 states and the man leading them says they are prepared for "war."  The migrant caravan advocate who is in Southern Mexico says that his group is going to head to the U.S. border from Tapachula around Oct. 25, a Border Report translation said.  "We are leaving in 20 days," Irineo Mujica said in a video shared on Tuesday on social media.  "We prefer to march with (travel) papers. [...] And this time, with papers or without papers, we are ready for war.  If the National Guard comes and they are cowardly enough to beat women and children, let them prepare because God's hand is with us."

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If God's hand is with you, why do you have to move to the U.S.?

Biden's border lies
One Chart That Exposes Biden's Big Border Lie.  The real truth of the matter is that nothing Biden has said about the crisis gripping the southern border is true, because he refuses to admit that he, and only he, is to blame for it.  At that same press conference, for example, Biden claimed that the surge of illegals crossing from Mexico at the start of 2021 "happens every single, solitary year:  There is a significant increase in the number of people coming to the border in the winter months of January, February, March.  That happens every year."  He went on to say "the reason they're coming is that it's the time they can travel with the least likelihood of dying on the way because of the heat in the desert, number one.  Number two, they're coming because of the circumstances in-country — in-country."

Biden must apologize to the border agents he smeared.  Two weeks ago, the Biden administration assured the nation that swift action would be taken to punish the border agents on horseback who were falsely accused of whipping Hatian migrants.  Even after it was perfectly clear that no whips were used and that no whipping occurred a beleaguered President Joe Biden called the actions of the agents "outrageous," "horrible to see," and said that the agents would "pay."  This week, the Department of Homeland Security failed to meet its own deadline for finishing their investigation into this absurd episode.  Back on September 22nd, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told Congress:  "I want to assure you that we are addressing this with tremendous speed and tremendous force.  The facts will drive the action we take."  He promised the investigation "will be completed in days — not weeks."  Ok.  So here we are.  What has been discovered in the mysterious case of the border agents not whipping migrants?  Are there any leads?  Or is it exactly what it looks like, a ridiculous reaction to misleading photos that were almost immediately shown not to support the idea that anyone was whipped.

Exposing the Left's Border Scam Is Now a 'Hate Crime'.  Like Prohibition-era bootleggers unloading barrels of whiskey in broad daylight, the anti-borders Left has been flouting the law in public for decades as it enables a vast and profitable human trafficking operation through south Texas.  In today's gaslit, no-accountability culture, the problem isn't finding the crime, but in naming the perpetrators and exposing their motives.  Financial gain is obviously a big incentive in the immigration scam against America.  Numerous beneficiaries include the cartels that traffic the people, "charities" that get a piece of the action for moving the human cargo throughout the country, and stateside businesses that reap the benefit of cheap foreign labor.  These parties seem largely indifferent to being called out for their roles in the scam.  It comes from a confidence in knowing that, regardless of who knows what, the operation will roll on without so much as a speed bump.

Where's the report of Border Patrol 'whipping' that DHS Sec Mayorkas promised 'in days — not weeks'?  More than two weeks ago, on September 22, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas promised the House Homeland Security Committee a swift investigation into the incident in which a Border Patrol officer was photographed using his reins with a Haitian illegal border crosser nearby, creating the impression that a whip was being used. [...] So, now that more than two weeks have passed since Mayorkas's promise of a report, where is it?  We can surmise that the report cleared the agents involved, since what was happening was only the normal use of reins to guide the horse. [...] Because it would embarrass President Biden, who shot off his mouth and promised to punish the innocent, the report apparently has been memory holed.

How Biden Has Misled Americans About The Situation At The Southern Border.  President Joe Biden and his administration have misled Americans about the situation at the southern border multiple times since taking office, according to Customs and Border Protection data and various media reports.  Biden refused to call the influx of migrants at the southern border a "crisis" in April.  He has called it a seasonal surge that happens "every single solitary year."  Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data suggested otherwise.  In March of this year, CBP saw a 400% increase when compared to the same period in 2020.  Record breaking apprehensions continued throughout the spring and summer.  In July, border officials encountered an estimated 210,000 migrants, including 19,000 unaccompanied minors, which challenges historical patterns that show migration generally slows during the summer months.

Border Patrol Horse Unit Active Despite White House Lies.  Despite lies and presidential defamation, the Border Patrol's horse unit continues daily operations to keep the United States and illegal migrants safe.  The White House has spent nearly two weeks spreading false abuse allegations.  The administration hoped to pander to racialists by suspending the vital unit even though PBS journalist Yamiche Alcindor's Sept. 20 propaganda was quickly debunked.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Scorched for Making Laughable Claim About 'Secure' Border.  President Joe Biden isn't the only delusional Democrat in Washington, D.C.  In a party known for mixing hardball politics with blatant dishonesty, outright liars are easy to come by — from Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff in the House to Chuck Schumer and Richard Blumenthal in the Senate.  But for sheer disassociation from reality, for Biden-level oblivion to the obvious, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas has proved again that she's difficult to beat.

No Apology from Joe Biden After Falsely Accusing Border Agents of Hitting Haitian Migrants with Straps.  President Joe Biden has not apologized to border patrol officials after he accused them of hitting Haitian migrants with straps as they worked to secure the border while riding horses.  "It was horrible to see what you saw, to see people treated like they did," Biden said last week.  "Horses running them over, people being strapped.  It's outrageous.  I promise you those people will pay."  Biden accused the agents of hitting migrants even though there was no available evidence to back up his statement.  A photographer who took images even told Texas media that the images were "misconstrued" and that he never saw agents whip anyone.

CNN Slams 'Faulty Media Narrative' Of Border Patrol Whipping Haitians (Which It Pushed For A Week).  After spending a full week promoting the discredited story that Border Patrol agents whipped illegal immigrants from Haiti attempting to cross the U.S. border in Texas, CNN pushed back against the "faulty media narrative" — without retracting, or even mentioning, its own misstatements.  CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter, media reporter Oliver Darcy, and news anchor Jake Tapper all addressed the erroneous reports emanating from social media.  "How can DHS claim to have an independent investigation into these Border Patrol agents, when the president says, quote, 'Those people will pay,' and you say the images 'horrified us'?" Tapper questioned Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Sunday's "State of the Union."  Mayorkas doubled down that "what those images suggest, what they appeared to portray, was horrifying."  "But that's the thing," Tapper responded.  "Some of the initial descriptions of those images were just patently false.  There's now video out there that provides more context.  Having seen the video, are you certain that there was actually wrongdoing?"

Alejandro Mayorkas' 7 border lies.  Lie 2: "What we do is we follow the law as Congress has passed it."  What bunk.  First of all, the administration's justification for deporting some people to Haiti was Title 42, which allows them to block entry due to the coronavirus health crisis.  So what's the difference between the 2,000 or so they flew to Haiti and the 12,000-plus they let in?  It seems completely arbitrary.  Much more likely is that, faced with backlash from Democratic activists, they stopped using Title 42.  Meanwhile, in August, the Supreme Court ruled that the administration must reinstitute President Donald Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy, which required asylum seekers to wait there until their cases are heard.  Biden and Mayorkas are just ignoring it; Texas is going to court to force them to comply.  That's not following the law — that's flouting it.

Biden's Border Lies Show Contempt For Constitution.  President Joe Biden and the officials in his administration have a bad habit of telling us that they're not doing what we clearly see they are doing.  Case in point:  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas who, despite repeatedly and insistently claiming the border is "closed," has admitted it really isn't.  Right now, the Border Patrol is dealing with a sudden and overwhelming influx of Haitians following last summer's coup in that poverty-stricken country.  They're part of a growing mix of people from Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and even as far away as the Mideast and Africa, trying to cross illegally our porous southern border.  How many have come?  And how many have been deported?  After weeks of prevaricating and hemming and hawing, Mayorkas responded in a TV appearance Sunday to the growing border disaster.

Outlets That Poured Gas on Phony Border Patrol Story Forced to Correct Their Fake News.  Mainstream media outlets are, with egg on their face, issuing clarifications and corrections to their stories that falsely smeared Border Patrol agents who were defending America's southern border for actions they didn't take using equipment they don't have.  The timing makes sense as attention strays again from the U.S.-Mexico border following an influx of some 15,000 illegal immigrants — many of them Haitians who'd previously fled to South America — who set up a makeshift "Bidenville" under the International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas.  Despite the half-hearted mea culpas, their mission to distract from the border crisis by creating a new boogeyman has already done its damage.  The El Paso Times, one of the original propagators of the phony story, issued a meek "clarification," rather than a correction or retraction which would have been more suited to the literal fake news that launched a national firestorm and triggered condemnation from the White House that caused an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security.

Obama: Nobody Understands the Border Crisis Better Than 'Big-Hearted' Joe Biden.  In an interview with "Good Morning America" on Tuesday [9/28/2021], former President Barack Obama commented on the border crisis in Del Rio, Texas.  Obama stated that the crisis at the Del Rio border is "heartbreaking" and that the system, overall, "is dysfunctional."

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Barack H. Obama is a liar.  Numerous examples can be found on this page.  For one thing, Obama isn't heartbroken about the Del Rio situation.  It's going exactly as planned.  The immigration system could work just fine, but it was shut down by the Obama-Biden administration as soon as Senile Joe took over in January.  Construction of the border wall was halted, the Border Patrol was told to stand down, the Border Patrol was castigated in the press for doing their jobs, and then the border was left wide open.  The Democrats are in control, and the situation at the border is exactly what they want.

Biden DHS Secretary Opposes Wall Because It's A "Proud Tradition" For People To Cross Border Illegally For Asylum.  During a Sunday morning [9/26/2021] interview with far-left Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, Biden DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the Biden administration opposes the border wall because it's a "proud tradition" for the United States to let people in illegally through the southern border.  "Why did you allow them in the country in the first place?  Why didn't you build — forgive me — a wall?  Or a fence, from stopping this flood of people from coming across the dam.  It looks like a highway when they cross the Rio Grande," Wallace asked.  The response from Mayorkas was simply mindblowing.  "It is the policy of this administration that we do not agree with the building of the wall.  The law provides that individuals can make a claim for humanitarian relief, that is actually one of our proudest traditions," he said.

Benny Johnson tweet
"The border is closed"
"Migrants are getting whipped"
"There's no border crisis"
"The border is under control"
"The border crisis is seasonal"
"Illegals are not getting released into American towns"
"Illegals are not bringing COVID."

Joe Biden's Susan Rice:  Alejandro Mayorkas.  It's one thing for doddering Joe Biden to utter something inchoate about the border crisis he himself created, but quite another when a sane person comes out to explain and justify the same senile fact-free gibberings as something normal.  Which brings us to Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas, who was sent out by the White House to do the Sunday talks, in what's obviously the same role that Susan Rice played in the Benghazi days of 2012.  He's the designated liar.  Here he is, on Fox News Sunday [9/26/2021] with Chris Wallace, via YouTube:  [Video clip]

Biden White House's lies [are] a matter of life and death.  Lie 1:  The southern border is closed.  No, it's wide open, by design, and yet Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Vice President Kamala Harris keep telling us, "The border is closed."  We can see with our own eyes, mainly thanks to Fox News, that illegal immigrants from all over the world are flooding in from Mexico, under the watchful gaze of Border Patrol agents who have been ordered to stand down. [...] Lie 2:  Border Patrol agents on horseback "whipped" Haitian migrants.  After trying to stop Fox News' drone from filming the makeshift refugee camp under the Del Rio bridge, the Biden administration realized it had an optics problem.  So Border Patrol was given permission to stop the flood of migrants who were crossing the Rio Grande.  They used horses as crowd control on the rocky riverbank.  If they had not done so, it is unlikely Mayorkas would have been able to clear the migrant camp by Friday, as Biden had instructed.  Twitter activists seized on an image of the operation to falsely accuse the agents of strapping the migrants with horse whips.  What they said were whips were reins.  The administration's rush to judgment was shameful.  The agents were taken off active duty pending an investigation and horse patrols were suspended, thus removing one of the last remaining tools to secure the border.

Mayorkas Finally admits 12,000 illegal Haitians out of 17,000 have been released into the US, and number could go 'even higher'.  Alejandro Mayorkas finally admitted on Sunday that 12,000 Haitian migrants have been released into the U.S., claiming that number could go up as 5,000 other cases are still being processed and confusingly says not stopping illegal immigration is a 'proud tradition.'  'Approximately, I think it's about 10,000 or so — 12,000 thousand,' Mayorkas told Fox News Sunday when asked how many have already been released into the country.  'It could be even higher,' he added.  'The number that are returned could be even higher.  What we do is we follow the law as Congress has passed it.'

Dan Bongino:  The 'big lie' is that the United States has a southern border.  ["]The disgraceful Biden administration is trying to cover up its big lie about the border, and now they've resorted to a new low, yes, attacking the good guys, the border patrol. ... The big lie is that we actually have a southern border.  We don't.  There's no border.  There is no border.  Got me?  There is no border.  The border is completely open.  The reason they can't give you the numbers, DHS Secretary Mayorkas and Jen Psaki.  The reason they can't give you the numbers is because they don't know. ... They have no idea.  They have no idea how many people have walked into the country illegally and are now in the United States of America.["]

White House whoppers:  Summer of misleading claims continues with border crisis.  As Biden administration officials scramble to contain the political fallout over a surge in migration at the border, they have made a series of false or misleading claims, capping off a summer of bending the truth to avoid controversies. [...] Biden on Friday [9/24/2021] joined a chorus of administration officials and Democrats condemning Border Patrol agents over images that misleadingly portrayed agents on horseback whipping migrants.  "I promise you, those people will pay," Biden said of the agents.  "There will be consequences.  It's an embarrassment.  But beyond an embarrassment, it's dangerous.  It's wrong."  The Department of Homeland Security said it launched an investigation of the episode after the widely shared pictures sparked outrage.  However, experts have said Border Patrol agents are never issued whips and noted the ropes shown in the pictures are simply slack in agents' reins.  What's more, the photographer in El Paso, Texas, who snapped the photos told a local news station Thursday that neither he nor any of his colleagues saw agents whipping anyone.

Psaki: 'We're A Little Tired Of' Republicans Criticizing Us For Biden's Border Crisis.  On Friday [9/24/2021], White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki lamented Republican criticism of the Biden administration's handling of the border crisis that has erupted over the last several months, saying that the administration was "a little tired of the speeches."  Psaki made the remarks while answering a question from Daily Caller White House correspondent Shelby Talcott.  Talcott asked Psaki if the administration could point to "tangible examples" of success that Vice President Kamala Harris' alleged work in addressing the border crisis has had.  Psaki responded by claiming that it was going to be "a long-term effort" addressing the root causes of migration, like corruption and economic difficulties, before blaming "our broken immigration system."

The Editor says...
There is no reason to ask anyone in the Biden administration (from Barack H. Obama on down) any question about any of the messes they've made so far this year, because you won't get an honest answer from any of them.  It's not just Ms. Psaki, it's all of them.  There's no reason to put them on TV or quote them on the internet.  Listening to someone lie is not entertaining.

Tulsi Gabbard Says Biden 'Needs To Apologize' For Throwing Border Agents Under The Bus.  Former Democratic Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said Saturday that President Joe Biden "needs to apologize to the American people" for falsely accusing border patrol agents of "strapping" illegal immigrants from Haiti.  "I consider Joe Biden a friend.  But he's absolutely wrong and he needs to apologize to the American people for saying what he said," Gabbard told Fox News' "Watters' World."  "And here's why.  He's somebody who's been very outspoken about being against autocrats and dictators.  But what he essentially did was act as judge, jury and executioner for these customs and border patrol agents on horseback," the former Democratic presidential candidate continued.

'Biden should have supported us before spouting off': Border Patrol agents blast president for false claim.  Border Patrol agents' outrage at Joe Biden is growing, with officers furious that the president has thrown them under the bus over the Haitian migrant debacle.  They are especially angry at the White House's rush to judgment over pictures of a mounted agent swinging the reins of his horse while confronting an immigrant, which were first believed to show him whipping the man.  That account has already been debunked with even the photographer saying his image showed no such thing.

HorseGate: Joe Biden Falsely Claims Mounted Border Patrol Agents Were "Strapping" and Whipping Illegal Border Crossers.  Earlier today [9/24/2021], Joe Biden claimed the mounted Texas Border Patrol officers were "strapping" and whipping Haitians who were attempting to illegally cross the Rio Grande river into Del Rio, Texas.  Biden declares to the nation:  "Those People will pay."  And now the rest of the administration and media will have to join with the Biden narrative and push the fake news.  Which is exactly what happened when DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was asked moments ago.  Now that Biden is pushing a transparently obvious lie; and now the administration and media are forced to support this transparently obvious lie; and now the leftist supporters in America will have to maintain support for this transparently obvious lie; and that only further divides the country.

Joe Biden Declares War on [the] Border Patrol.  Despite the fact that the photos of migrants allegedly being whipped by Border Patrol agents have been debunked by the man who took them, some news outlets are clinging to the story that agents were riding migrants down like Cossacks.  Of note, the photographer's statement is oddly missing from the CNN website.  Although they did include the president's remarks about the story-that-wasn't-there.  Huh.  Who'd a thunk it?  After all, why tell the truth when there are fires and egos that need to be stoked by a generous helping of gasoline?  By now, you likely know that on Friday, Joe Biden commented:  "To see people treated like they did, horses barely running over, people being strapped — it's outrageous... I promise you, those people will pay.  There will be an investigation underway now and there will be consequences.  There will be consequences."  And yes, Biden is merely regurgitating what he was fed.  And knowing that makes his statement all the more odious.  This is full-blown left-wing emotional manipulation on display.  This is the outrage machine under full steam.  This is lying.  They know it and they don't care.

Look past the hand-waving, and you'll see a wide open Mexican border.  Soon after Bill Melugin of Fox News began beaming drone footage of the many thousands of Haitians gathered under the bridge in Del Rio, Texas, Biden's open borders zealot in charge of DHS, Alejandro Mayorkas, ordered two nearby border checkpoints abandoned.  The reason given was to redirect those personnel to help process the Haitians.  The media reported that those checkpoints had been "closed," leading the viewer to believe that traffic had been rerouted.  But that was not the case.  The fifty thousand vehicles those checkpoints inspect during an average week continued to move through, only now no one was checking them for drugs or trafficked humans.  This happened while Mayorkas was giving a news conference under the Del Rio bridge, insisting that the U.S. border was definitely "not open."  In fact, the border in the Del Rio sector was wide open.

Leftists force mass Third World immigration by deceiving us into feeling guilty.  [Scroll down]  There is a body of American thinkers and leaders who view the actual as merely a construct of language.  For these persons, 12,000 people under a bridge in Texas sheltered from the sun by sticks and rags do not really exist.  The Secretary of Homeland Security stands right there, at the site, in front of a microphone, and says, "The border is closed."  "Do not come to America; you will be deported."  The White House Press Secretary says, at a White House briefing, that "these people have no intention of staying, so do not need COVID-19 tests or vaccinations."  Many commentators are calling these statements "lies" as they are patently false — but these are not lies to those making the statements.  Some human beings are actually capable of constructing a reality by simply saying that the reality exists.  At one time, the community assessment would be that a person or persons with this condition might be delusional or laughable.  Imagine if the White House Press corps simply started laughing at the notion that 1.5 million people who have illegally entered the United States are "just visiting."

Nobody Was Whipped Or Even Threatened.  President Joe Biden deepened his administration's lies that mounted Border Patrol agents used "whips" against Haitian migrants at the southern U.S. border on Friday by claiming that "people were being strapped" and run over by horses.  "It was horrible to see.  To see people treated like they did?  Horses running them over?  People being strapped?  It's outrageous," Biden claimed.  The president repeated the administration's promise to conduct an investigation into the incident, which started after footage and photos on social media went viral, and said that the people involved "will pay."

Journalist who photographed border patrol agents on horseback debunks media and Biden's claims that Haitian migrants were 'whipped'.  On Thursday [9/23/2021], the photographer behind the images of Border Patrol agents on horseback set the record [straight] on what exactly those viral photos depict.  The photos, which were taken on Sunday, were mistakenly said to have depicted the agents on horseback with whips in their hands, causing outrage.  Photographer Paul Ratje, speaking with KTSM, said that he and his colleagues taking photos that day never saw any of the agents whipping the Haitian migrants they were moving.

White House Blames Donald Trump for Joe Biden's Haitian Migrant Border Crisis.  The White House argued Thursday [9/23/2021] that former President Donald Trump was to blame for the Haitian migrant crisis taking place on the Southern border.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki bristled after reporters questioned why Biden's efforts to secure the border were being compared by members of his own party to those used by former President Trump. [...] Biden's decision to end Trump's "Remain in Mexico" strategy for migrants claiming asylum opened a flood of migrants crossing into the United States and claiming asylum.  Over 15,000 mostly Haitian migrants arrived under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, waiting in a makeshift camp to be processed by the administration.

The Biden regime mendacity is at a crisis level.  The Biden regime is disintegrating before our eyes.  Joe Biden is the titular President but he is NOT in control of anything.  He is a puppet, a marionette manipulated by someone else.  Worse, led by Jen Psaki (Little Miss Lying Hood) the White House is not spewing nothing but lies and propaganda.  Here is Biden with Boris Johnson.  Watch his reaction when Johnson asks if they could take a couple of questions.  [Video clips] [...] There is a pattern of Biden's mic being cut off when he attempts to entertain questions.  That is, when he is not simply walking away from uncomfortable questions.  Not knowing who is really making the decisions is a major issue for the country but it's not the only one.  The Biden regime is lying non-stop and on a grand scale.  Jen Psaki was rightfully asked why illegal immigrants aren't mandated to receive a COVID vaccine when Biden angrily demands that American citizens be vaccinated.  She said it's because they are not planning on staying in country.

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At least 99 percent of all illegal aliens intend to stay in the U.S. permanently.  Not only that, they intend to make provisions for the rest of their extended families to come here.

Bill Melugin Brutally Fact Checks Jen Psaki's Claim About Illegal Aliens Not Intending to Stay.  On Monday, Fox's Peter Doocy left White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki a stammering mess when he asked her about whether the thousands of illegal aliens camped out under the International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas were being asked if they were vaccinated or if any of them were being tested?  The context of this question was the announcement by the Biden Administration that they would be requiring vaccination for foreign nationals to enter the country.  Except, of course, for illegal aliens at the border.  Psaki just gave the most nonsensical answer ever: that the people entering illegally were "not intending to stay here for a lengthy period of time.  It's not the same thing."  As I pointed out, that made absolutely no sense.  Of course they intend to stay, that's why they came.  Plus you don't have to stay long to spread a virus, a day is enough, so it's silly from a virus-spreading point of view.

'Wrong Way' Biden Flies The Nation Into Yet Another Crisis.  If President Joe Biden's navigating skills were any good, the southern border would be calm, inflation under control, every American safely out of Afghanistan, and COVID defeated.  Instead, we are left to wonder how it is that his sense of direction can be so fabulously wrong.  At his first-ever press conference from the White House in March, a reporter asked Biden about the surge at the border, which happened to coincide with his taking office.  "The truth of the matter is, nothing has changed," Biden, after suggesting that he'd studied the immigration charts, said.  "It happens every single solitary year.  There is a significant increase in the number of people coming to the border in the winter months of January, February, March.["]  "The reason they're coming," he went on, "is that it's the time they can travel with the least likelihood of dying on the way because of the heat in the desert."  At the end of April, Biden reassured the nation that he'd flown past the problem.  "Well, look, it's way down now.  We've now gotten control."  Right.

Border Agents [are] Furious After What Kamala Harris Said About Them.  Border Patrol agents who were insulted by Vice President Kamala Harris following erroneous reporting from the establishment media have fired back to defend themselves, with one of them calling those who run our country — people such as Harris — "idiots."  Leftist Democrats and corporate media liars don't know an awful lot about rural life, law enforcement or horses, among other things which are so common for many Americans.  They certainly, most of them anyway, don't know anything about corralling a horse with reins in a high-stress situation.  Naturally, when these people saw viral images of Border Patrol agents on horseback on Monday, they arrived at the absolute worst conclusion possible:  Cops were out in the desert whipping Haitian migrants.

The whips and scorns of Del Rio, Texas.  [Scroll down]  Actually, the Border Protection officers didn't have whips, let alone crack any.  If there were any pictures of that happening, I feel sure we would have seen them.  Nor did the officers use lariats.  What were clearly pictured in their hands were horses' reins.  Mounted guards used their horses, as mounted police traditionally do — it's what the horses are for — to move swiftly back and forth in front of the Haitian influx to keep migrants from coming ashore.  One guard swung the end of his reins round and round to deter a migrant from coming closer or attempting to dodge past the police line and into the country.  He made no attempt to whip the man.  If he had, one suspects that he would have managed it.  But the fellow was untouched.  When another migrant broke through, an officer (perhaps the same one) chased him down on horseback and grabbed him by the shirt, having first let go of the rein (not whip or lariat), which clearly dangled free and harmless.

Joe Biden makes mockery of his pledge to send home Haitian migrants by releasing thousands into America.  Thousands of Haitian migrants are being freed into the US on a 'very, very large scale' rather than being flown out on deportation flights as the Biden administration promised, according to officials.  Two US officials with knowledge of the situation in Del Rio — where a peak of around 14,600 mostly Haitian migrants were camped out under a bridge at the weekend after crossing into the US from Mexico — said thousands have been released into the US with notices to appear at an immigration court in 60 days' time under the so-called 'catch and release' scheme.  Others have been sent on buses and planes to other parts of the US to be processed by Border Patrol agents there, they said.

Fake News:  Ignorant media confuse horse reins with 'whips,' claiming Border Patrol whipped Haitian migrants.  City boys don't know much about horse-riding out West, do they?  Various tenderfoots in the media, followed by assorted Democrats, including the White House itself, have ignorantly claimed that the Border Patrol was using "whips" on migrants in Del Rio, Texas, following a series of misleading pictures published in the press.

Biden's Border Crisis Rages On; TV News Airtime Down 94%.  The crisis along the U.S. southern border is still terrible, and the liberal news media still don't care.  According to the latest statistics from U.S. Customs and Border Security, there were 208,887 encounters along the southern border, only a slight decrease from a revised 213,534 reported in July, a 21-year record.  Yet broadcast evening news coverage in August was virtually nil:  Just 6 minutes, 28 seconds on the Big Three during the entire month, including weekends.  That's four minutes, 12 seconds on the NBC Nightly News; two minutes and 16 seconds on the CBS Evening News, and nothing — zero minutes and zero seconds — on ABC's World News Tonight in August.  This is barely unchanged from July, when those same newscasts spent just four minutes, 20 seconds on the border crisis, despite the worsening numbers.

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan Tells Bald-Faced Lie About Trump.  In a rather bizarre attempt to deflect criticism of President Joe Biden's inept handling of the withdrawal effort in Afghanistan, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan lied about former President Trump's dealings with Afghan allies.  During a Monday [8/23/2021] press briefing, Sullivan deceptively claimed the previous administration did not process any Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) for Afghans who assisted the U.S. military since March 2020.  During the conference, Sullivan said:  ["]When we took office in January, the Trump administration had not processed a single Special Immigrant Visa since March of 2020 — in nearly a year.["]  But apparently, the national security advisor was banking on the chance that people wouldn't dig further into the matter because this statement is total fiction.

DEA Officials [have been] Directed To Stop Saying 'Mexican Cartel'.  Officials at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have been directed by their headquarters to stop using the term "Mexican cartel" when speaking with the media, according to an email exclusively obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation from a government official.  A portion of the email sent mid-July stated:  "Also, we need to now avoid saying 'Mexican cartel' or discussing the Mexican government or LE cooperation with Mexico.  Please continue using 'drug cartel,' TCO, DTO, etc."

Biden administration keeps processing DACA applications, despite judicial order to stop.  How determined is the Biden administration to let illegal aliens in?  Well, according to the latest report from Breitbart, determined enough to put in overtime to defy a judicial order. [...] It's a strange thing, seeing the federal government defy a judicial order in order to benefit foreign nationals illegally present in the country.  They claim it's a "mistake," but that doesn't hold water — according to Robert Law at the Center for Immigration Studies, they actually put in overtime on the weekend, something they rarely do, all to get those nine cases through.

They Aren't 'Migrants,' They Are Illegal Aliens.  There was a time, believe it or not, when illegal aliens were called illegal aliens by everyone.  Why?  Because that's exactly what they are.  But if you can control the language, you can eventually control everything.  That's the left's strategy and it has worked.  Now, even many so-called conservative media outlets use the terminology of the left while discussing the issue.  Rather than reports about illegal aliens, the term leftists have declared to be unacceptable, you hear about "migrants" or the "migrant crisis."  The thing is, these illegal aliens swarming the border are not migrants.  Merriam-Webster, which surprisingly has not changed their definition to placate the left (at least not yet), defines migrant as, "a person who moves regularly in order to find work especially in harvesting crops."  While that might be a tiny part of what is flooding the border, it is decidedly not the majority.  The vast majority are coming here to stay, with no intention of getting right with the law, simply hoping the law will make them right retroactively.

Joe Biden wants amnesty, but US tally of illegal immigrants is deeply flawed.  Having indulged an unhealthy interest in human migration for decades, I've been intrigued by how the number of illegal immigrants that journalists cite as living in the United States never changes.  For years on end, I've read that the population of America's "undocumented" — a euphemism that seems to upbraid the receiving country's bureaucrats for failing to issue its woefully overlooked residents the proper papers — is 11 million.  With the artificial precision that often attends these unverifiable figures, which derive their authority from sheer repetition, some journalists will quote the number as 11.3 million.  Oh, there was a brief period about 15 years ago when that standard statistic rose to 13 million, but then it popped right back down to 11 again, without any headlines about a stampede of 2 million suddenly ploughing over the Mexican border in the southern direction.

Only 2 Networks (Barely) Mention New Record in Border Crisis, All Skip Hunter Biden Scoop.  On Friday [7/16/2021], U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported another record number of apprehensions at the Mexican border in June:  almost 190,000.  This number does not include those who have been able to get away from Border Patrol.  But somehow, this is not an ongoing Biden border crisis.  On Friday night's newscasts, only ABC and NBC mentioned it.  CBS and PBS did not.  NBC tossed just 19 seconds on the border.

Nearly 190,000 border crossings seen in June, busts Biden's claim it's seasonal.  U.S. border officials are expected to reveal soon that they encountered nearly 190,000 illegal immigrants in June, a 450% explosion over last June and the latest sign that President Joe Biden's open-door policy has completely redrawn migration patterns.  Unofficial and preliminary calculations suggest that the number will be 188,000, said a knowledgeable source.  At such a high level, it would show the flaw in the claims by the administration and the media that the Biden surge so far has been simply a seasonal trend that would stall in hot months.  Typically in summer, numbers do decline on the southern border.  Last June, the total was 33,000.  In June 2019, it was 104,311 and in 2018, 43,189.  The June 2020 numbers were affected by the COVID-19 rules barring entry and former President Donald Trump's diplomatic success in getting Mexico to hold migrants pending approval of their applications to enter the United States.  That all changed when Biden came to office.  In May, there were 180,034 arrests, a 20-year high.

Abbott, Cornyn Prove Just How Big a Failure Kamala's 'Border' Photo Op Was.  Kamala Harris got near the border on Friday, but in a game of smoke and mirrors, didn't actually get to the physical border itself.  Instead, she flew into the El Paso airport, 800 miles north of where the real crisis is in the Rio Grande Valley.  She went to a border patrol facility that was about nine miles from the border, then went back to the airport where she met with NGOs, and shelter and legal providers, for about an hour.  She was in and out in under four hours.  Basically, a four-hour layover on her way to California, to quiet any more talk about why she hadn't visited the border.

Kamala Harris Claims 'Extreme Progress' on the Border as Crisis Grows Worse.  Vice President Kamala Harris claimed Friday [6/25/2021] that she and President Joe Biden had achieved "extreme progress" on the border, despite the growing number of illegal crossings into the United States.  "I call it progress.  We're not exactly where we want to be yet, but we have seen extreme progress over the last few months," Harris said during a press conference after visiting a border facility in El Paso, Texas on Friday.  When Harris first assumed leadership on the border crisis, the number of migrants detained there had reached a 15-year high, with over 173,000 migrants apprehended.  The problem only got worse.  In April, Border Patrol agents and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers encountered more than 178,000 migrants.  In May, CBP encountered 180,034 people trying to enter the border — the most in a single month for the first time in 21 years.

Kamala Harris ripped for blaming border crisis on Trump.  Vice President Kamala Harris was the recipient of sharp criticism Friday following her border press conference in El Paso, Texas, in which she blamed the Trump administration for the migrant crisis taking place there.  While answering questions from reporters, Harris proceeded to list various border policies implemented in El Paso by the Trump administration, claimed they had "disastrous effects," and praised the Biden administration for work she claimed alleviated the crisis. [...] Following the press conference, one critic was quick to correct Harris, pointing out that the crisis had actually gotten worse under Biden, seemingly referencing the rollback of Trump administration border rules, which led to historic increases in the number of migrants attempting to make the dangerous journey to cross the border.

Biden claims 'Latinx' slow to get vaccinated due to deportation fear.  President Biden raised eyebrows Thursday [6/24/2021] in North Carolina with a bizarre statement in which he claimed that "Latinx" people are less likely to get vaccinated against the coronavirus because "they're worried that they'll be vaccinated and deported."  Biden traveled to Raleigh as part of a nationwide "month of action" campaign meant to boost vaccination rates before the July 4 holiday.  However, the president's exhortation for people to get the shot was overshadowed by his strange aside, in which he also confused the Tuskegee Airmen — the heroic African American pilots of World War II — with the victims of the infamous decades-long Tuskegee syphilis study.  "There's a reason why it's been harder to get African Americans, initially, to get vaccinated," Biden said.  "Because they're used to being experimented on — Tuskegee Airmen and others.  People have memories.  People have long memories.["]

The Editor says...
If I ever said, while referring to all blacks, that "they're used to being experimented on," I'd be called a racist.  If I ever said, "they're worried that they'll be vaccinated and deported," I'd be called an idiot; for indeed, [#1] why vaccinate people you're about to deport, and [#2] how many illegal aliens are afraid of being deported?  None!  Zero! 

Harris' team says dealing with the border is not her job and focus is only on 'root causes' of migration.  Vice President Kamala Harris' was tasked by President Biden with dealing with the crisis at the US-Mexico border, but now she's distancing herself from that crisis she cannot solve.  Harris' team explained that Harris isn't supposed to be dealing with the border, that this was never her job.  Instead, she's meant to handle the "root causes" of migration.  For Harris, those include climate change and violence against LGBTQ people.  White House reporter Natasha Bertrand told CNN that Harris' "team has come out and said publicly:  'Look, we do not own the issues at the border, we are not managing the issues at the border, this is for the Secretary of Homeland Security, this is for the people on the NSC who are dealing explicitly with this issue in the United States.  The Vice President is going to be dealing exclusively with diplomacy.'"

DHS Secretary Insists 'Border Is Closed,' Defends Response to Migrant Crisis.  During a House Appropriations Committee hearing, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday insisted that "the border is closed" and defended the Biden administration's management of the influx of migrants illegally entering the United States.  Republicans demanded answers from Mayorkas about the relaxed interior enforcement his department has been directing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to do, including restricting agents' ability to arrest and deport the majority of immigrants.

Dumb and getting dumber.  Daily television images show hordes of people swimming, running, walking, jumping, driving, falling, and being tossed over walls, where America's southern border used to be.  Despite this overwhelmingly evidence indicating otherwise, Biden's Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas assures the public that the border is closed.  "The border is secure" he repeats regularly on national TV. Apparently, the confiscated weapons, drugs, gang members, terrorists, and hundreds of thousands of illegals from Central America, Venezuela, Romania, Iraq, etc. pouring into the U.S. are illusions.  Romania?  Iraq?  Once elected Biden immediately stopped building the border wall and tore up the agreement with Mexico that kept asylum seekers in that country.  His VP, Kamala Harris, who is supposed to be in charge of the border fiasco, is nowhere to be found.  These people not only shouldn't be trusted with the country's security — they shouldn't be allowed to own pets.

Six Blatant and Damaging Lies by President Joe Biden.  [#6] There is no border crisis, and this surge in migrants "happens every single, solitary year.  Nothing has changed."  [Rebuttal:]  Even though categorizing a situation as a "crisis" is subjective, this assertion by Biden and his Administration is clearly a lie because anyone with the slightest level of objectivity can see how dire things are at the border.  Even NBC News, which is essentially just a component of the White House's communications team, admits as much; explaining that illegal border crossings are at a 20-year high.  There are children being kept in the same facilities ('cages') which Presidents Trump and Obama used, there are eight-times more migrants being detained now than at any time during Trump's term, and all of this is happening amid a pandemic the Administration is still trying to hype as problematic.  Biden and his cronies are lying through their teeth.

Media in Full Spin Mode to Cover for Biden's Failures.  Joe Biden's presidency is spiraling out of control.  By any reasonable metric he has failed as a commander in chief.  He has failed on immigration, he has failed on the economy, he has failed to create jobs, he has failed on foreign policy, he has failed on handling the pandemic, he has failed to unite the country, and he has failed as a leader.  But that's not what the mainstream media would have us believe. [...] In April, 178,622 migrants entered our country illegally, marking a 3 percent increase over the 172,000 who broke the law in March, the highest number in 20 years.  But don't worry; Biden in his own words has "now gotten control" of the situation, and there's still no reason for Vice President Kamala Harris to visit the border.

How the AP Slanted Border Coverage to Hide the Crisis.  Typically, news organizations rush to cover crises, real or perceived.  The Associated Press has taken a different tack, using its influential style guide to play down the human drama unfolding at the southern border.  While internal Customs and Border Protection documents repeatedly refer to an immigration "surge" at the border, according to records reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon, the AP recommends journalists no longer use such descriptions to avoid offense and maintain supposed "neutrality." Other documents, circulated internally throughout Customs and Border Protection in May, instruct officials on processing "the surge of undocumented individuals as efficiently as possible."  The move by AP, a response to left-wing activists who demanded gentler language from reporters when covering immigration, fundamentally changed how newsrooms across the country covered the Biden administration's response to a historical influx of migrants in the president's first 100 days in office.

GOP Senators Stunned as Mayorkas Blames Trump for 2021 Child-Migrant Surge.  Republican Senators were stunned on Thursday [5/13/2021] when homeland security chief Alejandro Mayorkas insisted the surge of juvenile migrants began under President Donald Trump.  "The surge of unaccompanied children... had begun in April 2020, many months before we took office," said Mayorkas, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.  Mayorkas repeated the claim at least three times and was echoed by Democrats, including committee chairman Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI).  "I've had respect for you, as you know, Secretary," Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) responded to Mayorkas.  "But I'm not able to sit here and not comment on this idea that somehow this is Donald Trump's fault," he told Mayorkas, whose credibility has already been damaged by a series of misstatements, including his May 11 claim that "The border is closed."

No, Mr. President, This Is Not the Usual Seasonal Migration.  "The truth of the matter is, nothing has changed," President Biden insisted in his press conference on March 25.  "It happens every single, solitary year:  There is a significant increase in the number of people coming to the border in the winter months of January, February, March.  That happens every year."  I'm sorry, Mr. President, but that is a load of bull.  It is not a regular seasonal pattern to break a two-decade-old record two months in a row.  In the month of April, U.S. Customs and Border Protection caught 178,622 individuals attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, one month after they had caught an eye-popping 173,348 individuals. [...] On April 30, when asked about March's numbers, Biden insisted in an interview with NBC News, "Look, it's way down now.  We've now gotten control."  But the April numbers are not way down; they're up a bit over the previous month's record.

Biden admin. claims only small percentage of public focused on migrant crisis.  The Biden administration has continued to overlook the surge of illegal immigration at the southern border.  While speaking as a guest on a podcast recently, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki expressed her frustrations over individuals who continually ask when Joe Biden is going to visit the border.  She claimed most Americans are focused on fixing the economy and recovering while only a small percentage are worried about the migrant surge.  However, a poll conducted by Harvard University/Harris Insights and Analytics in February found that 55 percent of Americans are opposed to the Biden administration's handling of the migrant crisis.  This came after Biden used executive orders to rollback President Trump's strong border policies.

Kamala Harris blames climate change for immigration crisis at U.S.-Mexico border.  The Biden administration is reframing the migrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the influx results not from any White House actions, but rather from climate change in Central America's Northern Triangle of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.  Vice President Kamala Harris, who has been tasked with leading the White House's response to the crisis, made the argument this week during a speech before the Conference of the Americas in Washington.  "The citizens of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras are leaving their homes at alarming rates.  But there's a fundamental truth behind that headline," Ms. Harris said.  "They leave only when they feel they must ... And so we are focused on addressing both the acute factors and the root causes of migration."

The Editor says...
I've said this before, but I don't mind saying it every week, if necessary:  The weather on the Mexican side of the border is the same as the weather on the American side.  If you migrated all the way from Guatemala, you might consider stopping in Mexico City if better weather is your concern.  (I'll pause here while you consider the logic.)  No, of course the climate is no reason to move to the United States.  Food stamps, public housing, CHIP, WIC, AFDC and other free stuff are more powerful motivations.  The United States also welcomes the newcomers with Spanish-language radio and TV.  The climate change excuse is a baseless canard, designed to make climate change itself sound more ominous than it really is.  When you listen to the news media, think for yourself!

Biden admin's photos of empty migrant facility are misleading, Texas Democrat says: 'They're just next door'.  A Texas Democrat who has been critical of Biden administration policies at the U.S.-Mexico border lashed out this week, accusing the administration of posting misleading photos from a migrant processing facility.  Echoing a report by Fox News' Maria Bartiromo exposing the facility during a helicopter tour alongside Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar accused the Department of Homeland Security of trying to create the impression the Donna, Texas, site was emptying out, when in fact the migrant youths who had been located there were simply moved to a nearby location.  "All they're doing is, they're moving kids from one tent to the other tent and saying, 'Oh, they're not in the Border Patrol (custody),'" Cuellar said, according to Border Report.

Biden's 'families' plan costs $700B more than WH estimate:  Model.  President Biden's $1.8 trillion families plan actually costs $2.5 trillion and would shrink the economy in the long run because of escalating debt, according to projections released Wednesday by an influential budget model out of the University of Pennsylvania.  The study came as Mr. Biden vowed not to add to federal deficits to get his agenda through and pointed to other analyses that are more bullish on his plans.  The pricier estimate comes from a boost in projected costs for tax credits and spending on provisions like universal pre-K and free community college, according to the Penn Wharton Budget Model.

Immigrants with Biden T-shirts
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Says President Trump Started the Border Crisis, Joe Biden Trying to Clean it Up.  A remarkable display of Alinsky-inspired hubris today from the White House Press Secretary.  [Psaki quote omitted for brevity.]  What this tells me is[,] in the background political operatives (and polling) are telling the JoeBama administration the border crisis is a toxic issue that will likely hurt the Democrats in the next mid-term election cycle.  The White House response to deploy the Alinsky gaslighting is a very familiar tactic when there is urgency amid the liars to get out in front of a politically damaging position.  Unfortunately for Psaki, the reality, facts and a poor decision to give Biden T-shirts to the illegal alien horde, begs to differ.

Border Patrol Chief Makes Huge Revelation Days After Biden Declared Crisis Under 'Control'.  Not long after Joe Biden claimed the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is "under control," new data reveals that Biden could not be further from the truth.  Chief Patrol Agent Chris Clem tweeted that the Yuma Sector, which stretches across Arizona's border with Mexico, apprehended over 1,600 illegal immigrants over the weekend.  And that is just at one major border sector.  There are dozens more. [...] Biden's border crisis continues to get worse by the day.  A new report reveals that the administration is apprehending nearly 6,000 illegal immigrants a day at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Jen Psaki Starts Press Briefing With Major Whopper About the Border Crisis, Here Are the Actual Facts.  On more than one occasion, Psaki has straight-up lied about various elements of the Biden border crisis, most notably about the fact that there even is a crisis.  The gaslighting has simply been off the charts with this administration on this issue, and they should not be allowed to get away with it.  As per the norm, it happened earlier today during the daily press briefing.  Psaki started things off by declaring that the rush of migrants to the border started under the Trump administration, and claimed the Biden administration was working hard to solve the problem Trump allegedly "exacerbated."

A complete inversion of the truth:
Jen Psaki says Biden deserves CREDIT for 'improvements' at the southern border after 'four years of destruction and chaos' under Trump.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki believes President Biden deserves credit for how he has handled the border and blamed Donald Trump for the migrant surge and the overflowing immigration system.  'After four years of an immigration system rooted in destructive and chaotic policies, President Biden is taking the challenge head on and building a fair, orderly and human immigration system,' the White House press secretary said at the top of her briefing.

Kamala Harris:  Violence Against LGBTQ People and Afro-Descendants a 'Root Cause' of Migration Crisis.  Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday [4/27/2021] highlighted violence against minority groups as a "root cause" of migration that she wanted to tackle in Central America.  Harris hosted a video conference call with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei Tuesday afternoon to discuss the migrant crisis, calling out violence against "women, Indigenous people, LGBTQ people, and Afro-descendants" in the country. [...] Harris said the United States had a responsibility to improve living conditions for Guatemala.

The Editor says...
Since when is the U.S. responsible for the deplorable living conditions in Guatemala — or any other country?  The United States is not just a gigantic homeless shelter for everyone who's uncomfortable in their native land.  Let them clean up their own countries!

Lefty yard sign
Do those yard signs signal virtue or stupidity?  On a recent walk, I came across a neighborhood littered with the yard sign in this photo.  It seems the provocative platitudes we've seen on bumper stickers for a century have now taken root in our yards. [...] "No Human is Illegal" deliberately mischaracterizes the debate over illegal immigration.  No one contends that a person entering the country illegally is an illegal human.  Rather, they contend that such a person has committed an illegal act.  Note that Americans opposed to this law-breaking at the border do not call the law-breakers "illegal humans."  They call them "illegal immigrants."  Because they have immigrated illegally.  If I author a yard sign like this, maybe I should include, "Sophistry and Demagoguery are no Substitute for Good Faith Discussion."

Politico Orders Staff to Avoid the Term 'Border Crisis'... After 'Trump' and 'Crisis' [were] Used Endlessly.  Joseph Simonson at the Washington Examiner reported Friday [4/23/2021] that Politico is the latest news outlet to order its staff not to use the word "crisis" when reporting on the massive influx of illegal immigrants at the southern border.  An official at Politico characterized this decision as inspired by an earlier "guidance" memo by the Associated Press. [...] In other words, "crisis" is in itself somehow a racially offensive term.

Ted Cruz Reveals Why Biden Is Really Banning Terms Like 'Illegal Alien' From Govt Agencies.  Joe Biden has issued an order to ban federal immigration agencies from using terms such as "alien," "assimilation," and "illegal alien" in official documents and statements. [...] "As the nation's premier law enforcement agency, we set a tone and example for our country and partners across the world," Troy Miller, CBP's top official, said in his memo, as reported by The Washington Post.  "We enforce our nation's laws while also maintaining the dignity of every individual with whom we interact.  The words we use matter and will serve to further confer that dignity to those in our custody."  The acting director of ICE, Tae Johnson, said in a separate memo, "In response to the vision set by the Administration, ICE will ensure agency communications use the preferred terminology and inclusive language."  Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz took to Twitter to slam the move, calling it "Orwellian."  "Approaching his first 100 days in office, Biden has done more to enact speech codes, silence the media & cover up the truth than he has done to secure the border and end the [Biden border crisis]," Cruz tweeted.

Joe Biden Is The Worst President Ever On Immigration.  We thought it was a breakthrough of sorts when President Joe Biden finally threw in the towel and admitted he had created a "crisis" on the nation's border.  Alas, just one day later, the White House issued a "clarification."  He was really just talking about Central America, not the border.  So it's now official:  Biden is the worst president for protecting our border ever.  We don't take that charge lightly.  But how else can you describe a man who takes a problem that was for all intents and purposes fixed and, within the space of a mere three months, turns it back into a catastrophe?  It's sheer border policy incompetence.  White House spokesperson Jen Psaki, who executes a high-speed 180-degree spin-turn better than anyone outside of NASCAR, said, "the president does not feel that children coming to our border ... is a crisis".

Biden Administration Orders ICE, CBP To Stop Using Terms 'llegal Alien' And 'Assimilation'.  President Biden's administration on Monday ordered departments to change the terms used to describe immigration matters, including how to refer to those who enter the country illegally, Fox News has confirmed.  The administration order came in the form of memos sent to the leaders of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP), first reported by the Washington Post.  A Department of Homeland Security official confirmed to Fox News that several changes are being made to words that ICE and CBP will use.  "Alien" will now be "noncitizen" or "migrant."  "Alienage" will be changed to "noncitizenship."  "Unaccompanied alien children" will be "noncitizen unaccompanied children."  "Undocumented alien" and "illegal alien" will be "undocumented noncitizen, undocumented individual or migrant."  "Assimilation" will be "integration or civil integration."  "Immigrant assimilation" will be "immigrant integration."

Biden:  There are no more 'illegal aliens' in America.  In its latest redefinition of terms, the Biden administration on Monday ordered federal agencies to refer to "illegal aliens" as the "undocumented."  Fox News reported the order came in the form of memos to the leaders of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  The agencies must avoid the terms "illegal alien," "alien" and "assimilation."  Instead, they should use "noncitizen or migrant," "undocumented" and "integration."  The new language obscures the fact that noncitizens, designated by federal law as "aliens," who enter the United States without permission have engaged in an illegal act.  A federal law uses the term "illegal alien."

Biden's New Security Reality.  Despite a media blackout, the truth about the situation is evident, and the cartels and human traffickers are well aware of America's new attitude towards illegal immigration and are raking in the profits as they benefit from enabling human transport as well as activities related to illegal drug trafficking and other criminal activities.  Now we've seen detention centers that were built to house individuals awaiting their day in court date to determine their fate in the U.S. become filled well beyond capacity.  But despite this, Department of Homeland Security Chief Alejandro Mayorkas claimed just weeks ago that there was no crisis at the border, while simultaneously acknowledging that the U.S. is on pace to encounter more illegals on the southern border than at any time in the last two decades.

Border officials arresting terror suspects is 'rare,' White House says.  The White House is downplaying the national security implications of two suspected terrorists being arrested at the southern border as federal officials struggle with a surge in migrant crossings under President Joe Biden.  It is "uncommon" for border agents to apprehend known or suspected terrorists, White House press secretary Jen Psaki insisted Tuesday [4/6/2021].  "While this is rare, this is a reflection of them doing their jobs," Psaki told reporters, referring to Border Patrol and other federal officers.

What Crisis?  NASA Asks Employees To House Unaccompanied Migrant Children.  Biden spokesperson Jen Psaki has repeatedly told reporters that there is no crisis at the border.  There is no surge at the border, people are merely "presenting" at the border.  They aren't keeping kids in cages at the border, they are keeping them in "soft-sided structures" that they can't leave.  While the people currently running this country have become the living embodiment of a CNN "mostly peaceful protests" meme, the crisis has continued to grow exponentially with no end in site.

Joe Biden's USCIS Removing Term 'Alien' from Manual to Be 'More Inclusive'.  President Joe Biden's United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is removing the term "alien" to refer to foreign nationals in the U.S. from the agency's policy manual.  USCIS officials seemingly confirmed this week that the agency's policy manual will no longer include the term "alien" to describe foreign nationals in the U.S. and instead will feature "more inclusive language."  The term "alien" is regularly used in the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 to describe foreign nationals living in the U.S. Civil Rights icon former Rep. Barbara Jordan (D-TX) also used the term "alien" to describe foreign nationals when she led a legislative coalition to reduce overall legal immigration levels in the mid-1990s.  The USCIS policy manual currently includes the term "alien" more than 1,700 times.  Agency officials confirmed they will replace the term with the term "noncitizen."

The Editor says...
Citizenship is exclusive, by definition.  You're a citizen only of the country in which you were born, and any additional countries to which you have applied for citizenship.  You are a citizen of no other countries.  In all other countries, you are an alien.  If you enter some other country illegally, you are an illegal alien.

"The border is wide open... it's not secure" so Biden hands out cash to illegals, blames Trump.  Mark Morgan, the former acting commissioner at Customs and Border Protection, called new claims by Biden officials blaming the Trump administration for refusing requests to build capacity "blatantly false.  "We were anticipating that there would be a need based on the modeling.  But here's the thing.  No one in this administration told anybody — they did not tell HHS, they did not tell CBP — they were going to remove MPP [Migrant Protection Protocols or Remain in Mexcio], they were going to remove the ACAs.  That came without warning.  They just did that," Mr. Morgan told The Washington Times.  ACAs or Asylum Cooperative Agreements were deals struck with Central American countries to stem the flow of people across their territory en route to the U.S.  After weeks of downplaying the surge, last week some Biden backers decided to just lie, saying that in fact the Biden team had foreseen the problems and had even urged the Trump administration to prepare.

Hypocritical, hilarious AOC says calling border crisis a 'surge' invokes white supremacy.  "This is not a surge.  These are children, and they are not insurgents, and we are not being invaded.  Which, by the way, is a white supremacist philosophy.  The idea that if another is coming in the population, that this is an invasion of who we are."  That's Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-N.Y.) latest WTF moment on Instagram, which is breathtaking even for the same person who once said during the Trump years that unemployment was low only "because everybody is working two jobs," which isn't how unemployment numbers are calculated.  So let's unpack this latest verbal masterpiece by quoting the most popular member of Congress (from a social media perspective) in 2019, when a surge decidedly smaller than this one was happening at the border under the previous administration.

AOC finally slams Biden's 'barbaric' border conditions, says families deserve reparations.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday night finally slammed the overcrowded conditions for immigrants at the US-Mexican border under President Biden as "inhumane," "horrifying," "unacceptable" and "barbaric."  At one point during her virtual town hall meeting, the left-wing lawmaker called for "reparations" for some families.  And she also blamed decades of US foreign policy with countries in neighboring Central America for contributing to the perpetual crisis of desperate residents from poor, violence-torn countries flooding the border.  "The fact that this keeps happening is a political failure of both parties," Ocasio-Cortez said.

The Editor says...
The current situation at the Mexican border is not "a political failure of both parties."  The problem wasn't completely fixed by President Trump due to constant resistance from the Democrats.  The immigration flood in the last three months is entirely the fault of the lying Socialist Democrats.

Rep. Green slams AOC's 'surge' pushback: 'I'm offended' and border agents should be too.  Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., said Wednesday [3/31/2021] on "America Reports" that he was "offended" when he heard Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., condemn the use of the term "surge" when discussing the ongoing border crisis.  "They wanna say, 'But what about the surge?'" Ocasio-Cortez said on Tuesday night during an Instagram Live session.  "Well, first of all, just gut check, stop.  Anyone who's using the term 'surge' around you consciously is trying to invoke a militaristic frame."&nb sp;REP. MARK GREEN:  ["]If I say cancer is bad, AOC is going to say that I'm a racist.  That's everything that comes out of their mouths these days.  It's ridiculous.  Those CBP agents, they are there trying to do their best to take care of those children.  It is absolutely insane to say that by their pointing out the fact that there is a 400-percent increase, it's somehow racist.  That's absurd.  And it's very clear that Joe Biden's canceling of policies that Trump put into effect has caused this mass whatever you want to call it.  I call it a tragedy.["]

Say, Whatever Happened To Biden's Transparency Pledge?  Just two months into his presidency, Joe Biden has already decided that transparency isn't so important after all, at least when it comes to the border crisis, and that keeping people in the dark is good policy.  Of course, Biden still refuses to admit that there even is a crisis at the border.  At his press conference last week, he acted as though the flood of unaccompanied children into the U.S. was as routine as flowers in the spring.  "Nothing has changed," he said.  "It happens every single, solitary year:  There is a significant increase in the number of people coming to the border in the winter months of January, February, March.  That happens every year."  It's not true, of course.  Last year, the number of illegal crossings dropped in each of the months Biden claims it always spikes. [...] So, clearly, something has changed.  Even if what Biden said were true, that a massive surge of unaccompanied children happens every year, it means he was caught entirely flat-footed for this supposedly predictable event.

Nancy Pelosi Says Climate Change is Causing Illegal Aliens to Head North to U.S.A..  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said in a virtual press conference on Thursday that climate change is one of the factors causing illegal aliens to head North out of Central America toward the United States.  "Before COVID, a few months — oh, about half a year before COVID — I did take a delegation to the Northern Triangle — speaking of travel — to see what the causes of migration were," Pelosi said.

The Editor says...
Is the climate in Juarez any different from El Paso?  Is the climate in Matamoros any different than Brownsville?  No, there's something very different about this side of the border, and it's not the weather.

Psaki says VP Harris isn't in charge of border crisis, just 'root causes'.  President Biden's big announcement that Vice President Kamala Harris is in charge of the crisis at the US-Mexico border was apparently just some "confusion" — and she is merely tasked with addressing its "root causes," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday [3/29/2021].  Psaki issued the stunning clarification less than a week after Biden told reporters that he was delegating one of the most pressing issues of his young presidency to the veep.  "The vice president of the United States will be helping lead that effort, specifically the root causes — not the border, there's some confusion over that," Psaki said during her daily press briefing.

The Editor says...
The root causes appear to be the U.S. welfare-state gravy train, halting the construction of the border fence, absence of the National Guard and the U.S. Army at the porous border, "anchor baby" laws, Spanish-language broadcasting, unlimited wire transfers ("remittances") of money to the folks back home, and free medical care 24/7 at the nearest hospital emergency room.   Vice  President Kamala Harris isn't going to do anything about any of it.

Kamala Harris' schedule shows Team Biden's true border priorities.  Is anyone here in charge?  President Joe Biden last week tasked Vice President Kamala Harris with leading the White House response to the near-record surge of migrants crossing the southern border.  Yet her schedule doesn't have a single immigration-related meeting.  Why doesn't Harris seem to be doing anything to solve what she now calls "a huge problem"?  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday "clarified" that the veep is only in charge of diplomacy to address the problem's "root causes."  Huh?  Did it really take nearly a week to set the record straight, or did the president change his mind?  Maybe Harris decided she didn't want the job.  After all, leaked administration documents show that frontline agencies expect the number of unaccompanied children crossing to soon double (again) to far above record levels.

The AP steps up to help flailing Biden admin, tells staffers not to use the word "crisis" when writing about the border crisis.  As the Biden administration lies about the border crisis and tries to bully Republican lawmakers into deleting their photos of Biden's over-crowded illegal immigrant cages, the media works overtime to try to obfuscate the crisis.  It's not working, though, according to a recent ABC News/Ipsos poll that shows the majority of Americans see the border crisis as a crisis and disapproves of Biden's handling of it.  Biden has banned news media from the cramped "pods" (new word for "cages") where the Wuhan coronavirus runs rampant amid inhumane conditions, and the media is happy to accept that.  We hear no cries of suppression of the press or fascism now that their guy is in the White House, and we will not.  [Tweets] [...] So serious are media outlets about propping up Sleepy Joe "Kids in Cages" Biden that the AP has instructed staffers not to use the term "crisis" in discussing the border crisis.  I kid you not.

Biden Tries to Hide an Obvious Crisis at [the] Border.  The full-blown humanitarian crisis on the southern border ultimately could threaten the safety and security of every single American.  The Biden administration has failed to properly acknowledge the severity of the situation and seemingly is in total denial of just how dire the circumstances are.  Even more alarming, President Joe Biden has imposed a gag order on U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, instructing the agency's press officers to deny all ride-along requests and refer all questions — even from local reporters — to Washington for approval.  The Biden administration is trying to hide and impose censorship on the border crisis that everyone already knows is underway.  In the past month alone, nearly 100,000 illegal immigrants have attempted to unlawfully enter our nation.

Biden's border cruelty.  The professional bleeding hearts publicly speak against a border crisis.  They moan about the fate of women and children.  But the bleeding hearts planned and executed this crisis.  They invited the cruelty by lying about President Emeritus Donald Trump.  The bleeding hearts embraced the human trafficking of women and children, despite the abuse they face from the people who transport them to the border.  Illegal aliens are treated as chattel.  We have known about this for over a decade, and yet liberals and the Washington Establishment support the trafficking of human beings.  Amnesty International said in 2010, "An estimated 6 out of 10 migrant women and girls experience sexual violence, allegedly prompting some people smugglers to demand that women receive contraceptive injections ahead of the journey, to avoid them falling pregnant as a result of rape."  In 2019, the Washington Post lied and denied that Amnesty International ever said this.  The wall discourages this migration.  This administration encourages it.  Upon his installation in the Oval Office, Chairman Xiden illegally stopped construction of the wall, unilaterally ended agreements with Mexico and other Latin American countries to curb illegal migration, and otherwise aided and abetted this human trafficking.  Liberals obfuscate his role in the surge of illegal aliens, but Xiden opened the gates of the nation.

Graham on border crisis:  When Biden team says 'this is a Trump problem, they're lying'.  Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., the ranking member of the Budget Committee, said the Biden administration was briefed by border security experts about the danger of rescinding former President Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy but followed through on doing so anyway.  The policy, also referred to as the Migration Protection Protocols, required asylum seekers stopped at the border to remain in Mexico while they wait for the U.S. immigration court hearing.  "They knew.  If the Trump administration had been told something, and they did the opposite, and it blew up in their face, everybody would be asking the Trump administration, what did you know and when did you know it?  So I'm going to help you here with your reporting," Graham said during a press conference at the border alongside other GOP senators on Friday [3/26/2021].

Everything Biden and his top people are saying about the border is a bald-faced lie.  From President Joe Biden on down, the administration is telling nonstop, bald-faced lies about the border crisis — while trying to stop the media from reporting the truth.  Biden insists the surge is normal, when it's setting records.  He insists it's not because of his words and policies, when common sense, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the migrants themselves say the opposite.  He also pretends it's all his predecessor's fault, with yet more lies about what President Donald Trump did.  And he claims most illegal crossers are being turned back, when officials on the ground report the reverse.  Oh, and he calls his approach compassionate, when it in fact brings suffering through the long trip north and then in this country, with children stuck in horribly overcrowded facilities while released adults swarm overwhelmed border towns.  A 9-year-old girl drowned in the Rio Grande last week because of the message Biden is sending:  If you get into the US, you can stay.

Fact-Checking 5 Claims Mayorkas Made About the Border Crisis.  Claim 1: "The border is secure.  The border is closed." — Mayorkas on "Fox News Sunday," March 21, 2021[.]  Rating:  False[.]  The border is not remotely secure, and is wide open for any and all who want to come illegally.  In February, more than 100,000 individuals tried to illegally cross the border, up from 78,000 in January.  The number of apprehensions in February is the highest for the month since 2006.  More than 6,000 illegal aliens were apprehended in one day last month — a higher daily total than any during the 2019 crisis.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection alone currently has more than 10,000 unaccompanied minors, family units, and single adults in custody.  In November 2020, this number was less than 800.  Further, those 100,000 apprehensions just count the illegal aliens Border Patrol and other federal agencies were able to detain.  It does not include the "got-aways" — those who manage to evade law enforcement and enter the country illegally.  This number is estimated to be in the tens of thousands, with an estimated 1,000 illegal aliens every day evading detention and entering the U.S. illegally.

Levin: Illegals [are] Not Coming Because Biden's 'Nice' But Because He's 'an Idiot'.  Illegal immigrants are crossing the border not because President Joe Biden is a "moral, decent man," as PBS journalist Yamiche Acindor suggested, but because he is an "idiot," conservative radio host Mark Levin said Thursday [3/25/2021].  "The perception of you that got you elected as a moral, decent man is the reason why a lot of immigrants are coming to this country and entrusting you with unaccompanied minors," Acindor told Biden.  "No, they're not coming because you're the nice guy.  They're coming because you're an idiot," Levin responded.  "You've said that they should come and they know that you don't mean it when you tell them not to come....Then you lie about President Trump allowing little kids to die on the border."  [Audio clip]

Kamala Harris 'is not doing the border,' top aide says.  A top aide to Vice President Kamala Harris tempered a White House announcement this week that she would oversee efforts to stem the flow of migrants at the southern border, a politically fraught task amid the growing crisis.  "The vice president is not doing the border," Harris's senior adviser and chief spokeswoman Symone Sanders told reporters on Friday, adding that the vice president is strictly dealing with the root causes of migration.  Sanders said the task would entail outreach to leaders in Mexico and the so-called "Northern Triangle" countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, calling it a "challenging situation."  "It's diplomatic work that needs to be done, and Vice President Harris is looking forward to doing it," she said.

Biden's Lies About the Border Crisis Leave the 'Disinformation Police' Strangely Quiet.  There's no doubt that if you spend much time on the internet, you're going to be buried in an avalanche of false claims, exaggerations, conspiracy theories with no basis in fact, and outright, bald-faced lies from politicians of the right, left, and center.  The "Information Age" has become a nightmare from which we are unable to awaken.  As it turns out, there is, indeed, such a thing as too much information.  We are all forced to selectively filter what information we process, resulting in our natural biases playing a large role in what information we actually absorb.  Take the border crisis.  Whom do you believe?  Whose opinion do you trust?  Whose facts can you rely on?

Republicans unload on Kamala Harris for her past comments comparing ICE officers to the KKK and saying undocumented immigrants are not criminals.  Kamala Harris is now in charge of the White House response to the southern border crisis and has immediately faced a slew of criticism from conservatives for her very lax stance on immigration.  'An undocumented immigrant is not a criminal,' Harris tweeted in April 2017 in bashing then-President Donald Trump's hard-line immigration policy.  Republicans were quick to pounce on Biden's decision to put Harris at the helm of this issue, pointing to her past criticism of offices dealing with the border.  Specifically, the GOP referenced a congressional hearing in 2018 when Harris, then a U.S. senator for California, compared Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to the KKK.  In her 2017 tweet, Harris vowed: 'We are not a society that is going to stand for tearing families apart.  We are not going to buy into this administration's fear mongering.'

Biden Lies:  This Immense Border Surge Is Just A Standard Seasonal Thing.  This wasn't the only immigration lie he told at today's presser.  Rich Lowry has a list of others, like Biden falsely claiming that Trump treated immigrants more harshly than was actually the case or that his policies didn't succeed at reducing illegal immigration.  (They did, although the pandemic had a hand in that as well.)  He also insisted that the "vast majority of families" arriving at the border are being turned away.  If that was true before, it hasn't been true recently:  Between March 14 and 21, just 13 percent of family members were being sent back into Mexico.  But the big lie is the one the White House keeps telling, that what's happening at the border right now is the same ol' surge we see every spring and has nothing to do with Biden's policies.

Biden's stunning dishonesty about immigration.  On his first day in office, Biden ended work on the border wall and revoked Trump's executive order ending sanctuary cities.  By his second day, Biden's Department of Homeland Security said it would stop both deportations and the "remain in Mexico" program.  Since then, illegal immigration numbers are reaching back to the 1990s.  Over 15,000 children, a third of whom are unaccompanied by a parent are now in America.  The illegal aliens are coming because of Biden.  Many are wearing Biden t-shirts and waving Biden flags.  One man openly admitted that he brought his family because Biden had essentially hung out a welcome sign for illegal aliens.  Although the Biden administration has blocked reporters, news about Biden's internment camps is leaking out.  They are incredibly squalid, with people sleeping on floors, lacking food or clean drinking water, having no bathing facilities, and violating all COVID protocols.  With that, let's get to the fantasy press conference. [...]

Biden's Woeful Press Conference.  In evading this reality throughout the press conference, Biden resorted to a haze of misrepresentations, and inadvertently exposed the senselessness of his own policy.  In response to [Cecilia] Vega, he echoed a distortion often made by his Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and said that Trump had dumped children into the Mexican desert.  Except Biden made the charge even more lurid by alleging that Trump had let children starve to death.  This is a disgraceful and stupid charge.  The Trump administration either flew back migrants to their home countries directly or handed them over to Mexican authorities to do the same.  No one was pushed into the desert.

Comparison of Biden vs.  Trump Media Coverage of the Border Crisis.  The mainstream media is made up of biased hacks.  I know, hardly groundbreaking, but this montage put out by our friends over at the Media Research Center is worth the watch for its sheer entertainment value alone.  I mean, it takes real skill to lack this much shame, as you'll see in a second.  The setup is that the border has deteriorated to unseen levels, with over ten thousand illegal alien children now in custody.  Meanwhile, the general surge at the border is also at historic levels.  The Biden administration is not prepared, and their policies and rhetoric caused a dangerous humanitarian crisis that didn't need to happen.  In other words, things are objectively worse, and there are more "kids in cages" today than at any time during the Trump administration.  Yet, this is the comparison in coverage.

Biden's border baloney.  The administration sent Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Sunday shows with an impossible job — to defend President Biden's policies that have led to a massive rush of illegal crossers at the U.S.-Mexico border.  Mayorkas' assignment was to make a simple — and false — declaration.  "The border is closed," he told ABC's "This Week."  "The border is closed," he told NBC's "Meet the Press."  "The border is closed," he told "Fox News Sunday."  It was a preposterous statement.  Everyone knows the Biden administration is struggling to find places to accommodate the more than 15,000 unaccompanied minors who have crossed the border illegally in the last few weeks.  The administration is keeping the young people in jails, in tents, in hotel rooms.  Axios reported Sunday that the administration "has awarded an $86 million contract for hotel rooms near the border to hold around 1,200 migrant family members who cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Border Crisis Has Come to My Town; Yours May Be Next.  And yet, as I write this, about 3000 teenagers from our besieged border are talking up residence about a half hour down the road, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas.  The border crisis is now a very local story for me, and your town may be next.  In an arrangement hatched between the federal government and Dallas city officials, an enormous exhibit space at the convention center will be home to a massive population of teenage boys for a period we are told will not exceed 90 days.  That's about all we have been told.  We do not know how these kids got into the country in the first place.  We do not know who offered them up for this misadventure.  Did parents roll the dice hoping our freshly softened borders would be easier to breach than they were under Donald Trump?  Were their journeys financed by payments to smugglers or cartels?  We have no idea what the specific plans are for where they will go from here, or with whom.

Joy Reid And Julián Castro Say It's Racist To Ask White House About Failed Immigration Policies.  MSNBC host Joy Reid claimed that Fox News reporter Kristin Fisher is "afraid of these brown people" because Fisher asked Press Secretary Jen Psaki whether the Biden administration plans to limit the number of abandoned foreign children accepted illegally into the United States at the border.  U.S. border officials are currently taking in approximately 565 such children per day, and border facilities are up to 700 percent beyond capacity with children used by drug cartels as a lucrative ticket to U.S. entry.  The majority of girls drug cartels traffic over the border are raped on the journey, and untold numbers of these trafficked minors die.

Don't say 'crisis': Biden team complicates border drama by refusing to utter dreaded word.  The Biden administration's refusal to call the migrant surge at the Mexico border a "crisis" might be making it harder to deal with.  President Biden's aides stonewall reporters who demand clarity on migrant numbers.  The administration instead blasts former President Donald Trump for the "cruelty" of his immigration policy.  This dodging has stoked congressional Republicans and the White House press, who are intensifying their demand for details.  Daily jousting about the label "crisis" has drawn extra attention to what is widely seen as a weak policy at the border.

White House Secy.  Jen Psaki calls issues at border a 'crisis' before claiming she meant 'challenges'.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki got a slip of the tongue after she called the situation at the border a "crisis." On Thursday, Psaki used the term when she responded to a question about whether Mexico has any expectations on the Biden administration's handling of the migrant surge at the border.  "There have been expectations set outside of — unrelated to — any vaccine doses or requests for them that would be partners in dealing with the crisis at the border," Psaki stated.  The administration has downplayed the problems at the southern border, including the massive migrant influx since Joe Biden took office.  When called out for dubbing it a crisis, Psaki claimed she meant to say "challenges" at the border.

Jen Psaki used phrase 'crisis on the border,' then walked it back moments later.  As America faces a surge of migrants along its southern border, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki used the phrase "crisis on the border" on Thursday when answering a reporter's question, but walked the comment back when another reporter pointed out that she had used the term.  A reporter pressed Psaki about whether the move to send vaccines to Mexico had "any strings attached," related to expectations for Mexico to help address the situation at America's southern border.  "There have been expectations set outside of, unrelated to, any vaccine doses or requests for them, that they would be partners in dealing with the crisis on the border," Psaki said.

Unreal: Nancy Pelosi Says Biden Has The Situation At The Border 'Under Control'.  The situation at the border is an absolute mess and completely out of control.  Everyone knows this.  Yet Nancy Pelosi had the nerve to stand in front of reporters this week and claim that Joe Biden has the situation under control.  Once again, Democrats are telling you not to believe what you can see with your own eyes.

What? Pelosi Says Illegal Immigrants are "Legitimate Heirs" Of Founding Fathers.  During a speech on Thursday [3/18/2021], House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that the illegal immigrants brought by their parents are the "true and legitimate heirs of our founders."  With that logic, you could make the argument that anyone in the world that comes to the United States with absolutely no ancestors in this country is also an heir of the founding fathers. [...] The speech echoes the basic leftist view that The United States of America is not the homeland of those men and women who came here centuries ago to build up a nation from scratch, but a nation of immigrants where everyone is entitled to the fruit of the labor of the ancestors of many Americans.  Many of these ancestors were farmers from England, Germany, and other European countries who came here to build the nation, expecting nothing given to them by the government.  The leftist and progressive idea is that this nation is open to anyone and everyone of any culture, religion, or background, regardless of what Americans who have been here for generations prefer.

PELOSI: 'Dreamers' and Migrant Children [are] the 'True and Legitimate Heirs of Our Founders'.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi weighed-in Friday on the nation's immigration crisis along the southern border; calling 'Dreamers' the 'true and legitimate heirs' of America's founding fathers.  "They are true and legitimate heirs, these Dreamers are, of our founders," said Pelosi.  "Their hopes and dreams and aspirations for a better future for their children.  Those are American traits.  They all make America more American," she added.

The Editor says...
[#1] "Aspirations for a better future for [one's] children" is not a uniquely American trait.  It is more or less universal, is it not?  [#2] This country was not founded (nor is it now operated and maintained) for the benefit of those who would sneak into it illegally, now that the U.S. became wealthy and successful.  [#3] Some fraction of those who are immigrating to the U.S. (legally or otherwise) are trying to escape from Mexican or Central American hellholes, and really are yearning to be free.  The rest, I perceive, are just coming here for free stuff.

'I do not know of one individual that does not think walls work,' Border Patrol union chief says.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified to Congress this week that Border Patrol agents aren't necessarily fans of the border wall.  The head of the agents' union says that's just not true.  "I do not know of one individual that does not think the wall works," said Brandon Judd, an agent who is also president of the National Border Patrol Council, representing thousands of line agents.

Yes, it sends a message, but that's not it.
Pelosi says citizenship for illegals sends message to world: 'We value the diversity of America'.  House Democrats on Thursday hailed the expected passage of two bills that would grant citizenship rights to millions of illegal immigrants already in the U.S.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called it a sea change in the nation's stance on immigration.  "We say to the world we are making a very big difference in how we value the diversity of America," she said at her weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol.

We Are All Immigrants?  Not Exactly.  That old adage "we are all immigrants" has been bandied about with increasing frequency of late to support all manner of loosey-goosey immigration policies.  The assumption seems to be that immigration is an unquestioned good.  We are all immigrants, and look what wonderful people we are, so immigration is peachy for the country.  We must have more of it!  As with so many modern ideas, this one is founded on a canard.  We all are most emphatically not immigrants.

So the border mess is Trump's fault?  The latest from the Biden White House is that they inherited a mess on the U.S.-Mexico border. [...] Yes, Biden broke it, and he needs to fix it or at least reverse course on the border.  Beyond the "kids on the border," what we have here is a contrast in leadership.  President Trump led by looking out for U.S. interests and enforcing the law.  On the other hand, President Biden has not enforced the law and could not stand up to the immigration activists even in the middle of a pandemic.  So the mess will get messier, and the voters will ask aloud:  how is any of this good for me or my family?

Biden should thank Trump, not blame him, for what he left.  [Scroll down]  This is what Biden is doing at the border.  He has begun to dismantle the policies that Trump put in place to control the migrant crisis of 2018-2019. As numbers predictably surge again, his Homeland Security secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, has absurdly called out Trump for having "dismantled our nation's immigration system in its entirety."  Speaker Nancy Pelosi chimed in over the weekend, claiming that "what the administration has inherited is a broken system at the border."  To the contrary, Biden has done the breaking.  The Trump administration had found ways, entirely in keeping with our laws, to turn away illegal immigrants during the pandemic and to discourage bogus asylum-seekers by making them wait in Mexico while their claims are adjudicated.  The Biden administration has blown holes in this arrangement without any evident follow-up plan except, of course, to maintain that Trump is to blame.

DHS secretary:  Illegal immigration on border at highest rate in two decades.  The number of illegal immigrants trying to jump the border is on pace for the highest rate in two decades, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday [3/16/2021], delivering a sobering account just a day before he is to face Congress.  He placed blame for the situation on Mexico's lessening cooperation, on the conditions in other countries, on the coronavirus and on the Trump administration — but did not mention President Biden's changes, which many migrants themselves are citing as their reason for coming now.  In particular, Mr. Mayorkas said the Trump team left "no plans" for protecting Border Patrol agents and others on the front lines from the coronavirus.

The Editor says...
An effective president comes up with his own plans.  If President Trump had left detailed plans on the desk, Biden probably would have ignored them, and blamed Trump anyway.

Democratic senator tries to blame Trump for [the] Biden border debacle, [but] Bill Cassidy [is] not having it.  Speaking on Fox News' "Fox News Sunday," [3/14/2021] Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy, a known Russian collusion conspiracy theorist, claimed that former President Donald Trump is responsible for the current crisis at the southern U.S. border.  "This president inherited a mess from Donald Trump in terms of immigration, and he's trying to fix it in a humane way.  The surge at the border began last fall.  In the last four months of Donald Trump's presidency, there was an 80 percent surge in apprehensions at the border," he told Fox News host Chris Wallace.

The Editor says...
Yes, the surge at the border technically began last fall, because the presidential election took place on November 3 (and was stolen on November 4), and winter didn't start until December 21.  After it was widely (and falsely) reported that Joe Biden had won, the border surge began to form.  It only became a serious problem after Joe Biden was inaugurated, because Joe Biden stopped construction of the border wall and tacitly stopped enforcement of illegal immigration.  The immigration surge of 2021 is entirely the fault of the Democratic Party.

Also posted under Lies about President Trump.

A Kingdom of the Anti-American Elite.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas denies a "crisis" exists on the southern border, even though illegal entries are well over 100 percent above figures from a year earlier, detention facilities are overflowing, and many new arrivals test positive for the coronavirus.  The Democrats who lifted the level of the Rio Grande by several feet with their crocodile tears about Trump's "cages" said to remind Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Auschwitz (and which were, in fact, erected by the Obama Administration) have reactivated the cages and done the Great Orange Monster one better by proposing to ship migrant children to Virginia in containers humanized by paintings of butterflies on their internal walls.

Speaker Pelosi Has a Familiar Person to Blame for Biden's Border Crisis — Donald Trump.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a familiar scapegoat for Biden's border crisis:  Donald Trump.  On ABC's 'This Week with George Stephanopoulos, the Speaker made it clear who she thinks is responsible for the migrant surge. [...] The most humanitarian thing the Democrats could do for the world is ensure that the United States remains a beacon of freedom and hope.  It should export free markets and the rule of law to other countries, instead of importing their impoverished masses.  That would be vastly more effective and compassionate than letting millions of illegal immigrants into the country.  Then again, how else would the Democrats make up the millions of votes they would lose due to their disastrous policies?

Pelosi: Climate Change Causing 'Humanitarian Challenge' at the Border.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Sunday on ABC's "This Week" that climate change has contributed to the surge of migrant children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.  Pelosi said, "There are more children, about 600, 700 more children, unaccompanied children coming over the border.  This is a humanitarian challenge to all of us.  What the administration has inherited is a broken system at the border, and they are working to correct that in the children's interest. [...]" [...] She added, "My most recent trip to the northern triangle, that would be Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador.  You saw the impact of climate change.  These people were leaving because of the drought.  They couldn't farm, and they were seeking other ways to survive. [...]"

The Editor says...
Ms. Pelosi offers no evidence (nor is there any to be had) that illegal immigration is motivated by climate change, or any proof that the climate on the Mexican side of the border is any worse than the climate on this side.

Pelosi's perverse 'love' excuse for Biden's border disaster.  Showing just how far from reality she operates, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday waved off the growing border disaster by explaining that President Joe Biden's policies are all about a "love of children."  "I trust the Biden administration's policy to be based on humanitarian and love of children rather than political points or red meat for their — for their Republican base," she said.  More:  "The difference between this administration and one before is great in terms of how we meet the needs of these children," including having "a humanitarian reception for them wherever they are."  Reality check:  Biden's policies and irresponsible rhetoric have prompted a surge of unaccompanied children crossing the border.

Crossings surge but the Biden administration insists there is no border crisis.  Shocking video shows a massive line of migrants being smuggled across the Rio Grande into Texas, despite President Joe Biden continuing to insist there is no crisis along the southern border.  The clip, which was captured on Thursday morning by former Border Security Operations Center manager Jaeson Jones, shows dozens of migrants standing on an embankment as they wait for boats to bring them across into the United States.  The small boats appear to be operated by people smugglers concealing their identities in ski masks.

So where are the nightly network news pictures of all the 'kids in cages'?  The media posted fake news stories with "kids in cages" pictures dating the Obama/Biden years in their four-year collusion with Democrats to destroy President Trump.  So where are the nightly televised pictures today of kids sleeping on cement floors in crowded facilities?  Somehow, we do not see them. [...] Where's Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, who went down for a photo-op wearing white, in order to weep in front of an empty parking lot, and compare illegal immigrant detentions during the Trump administration to Nazi concentration camps?  Where is the Hollywood crowd who have always protested Trump's actions?  I must assume none of them really cared and it was always a political attack or else they would be actively protesting.  The Biden administration also clearly doesn't care about how contagious the coronavirus, which migrants are bringing in with them, is.  They are not quarantining the migrant kids who are sick or the kids who have had contact with other sick people.  Nope, they are crowding them into jail-like facilities and then sending them around the U.S. to expose others.

WaPo: Child Migrants In Adult Custody Soar — Far Higher Than Trump Peak.  The US currently holds 30% more minors in adult detention centers under Joe Biden than at any time during the Trump administration, the Washington Post reported last night [3/10/2021].  They aren't the "cages" built and used in both the Trump and Obama administrations, but there's not much difference to these facilities either, Nick Miroff notes:  ["]The magnitude of the crisis facing President Biden at the U.S.-Mexico border came into clearer focus Wednesday as the new administration was holding record numbers of unaccompanied migrant teens and children in detention cells for far longer than legally allowed and federal health officials fell further behind in their race to find space for them in shelters.["Ahem.  This is not a "crisis facing President Biden."  This is a crisis created by President Biden.  This wave of migrants attempting to cross illegally, especially the rapid increase of unaccompanied minors, is a direct result of Biden's campaign statements and policy positions on immigration.  Biden promised to liberalize asylum and end the policy of preventing applicants from crossing the border, setting all of the incentives in favor of mass entry again.

White House Mistakenly Tells Migrants In Spanish 'Border Is Not Closed'.  White House National Security Council adviser Roberta Jacobson mistakenly told migrants that the Southern border was open, during the White House press briefing on Wednesday [3/10/2021].  During the briefing, Jacobson switched from English to Spanish and said, "la frontera no esta cerrada" (the border IS NOT closed).  After a White House aide handed her a slip of paper later in the briefing, Jacobson corrected her statement to say, "la frontera esta cerrada" (the border IS closed). [...] White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the mistake during the White House press briefing, as a reporter noted Jacobson's comment could be picked up by Spanish-speaking migrants.  "Well, given she also said that the border is closed, we're hopeful that that is what will be picked up.  And that has clearly and consistently been our message," Psaki said.

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[#1] There's an obvious lie, right in your face:  The message from the White House has been anything but clear and consistent.  They're stating it both ways — closed, not closed — and hoping you hear what they want you to hear, depending on who you are.  [#2] The news media south of the border could easily take the first sound bite and play it over and over, out of context, to signal that the U.S. border is open.  Are the Mexican news media any more truthful than ours?

Biden Border Czar Makes a Huge Gaffe in Message to Migrants About Trying to Illegally Enter.  So how bad is that illegal immigration crisis getting at the border?  The Biden team threw out their "border czar," Roberta Jacobson, a National Security Council member in charge of southern border affairs, to try to deal with the mess they created.  But it was a disaster when the "czar" refused to admit that the crisis was in fact a crisis.  First, she tried to claim that it was President Donald Trump's fault for causing "pent-up demand."  Funny how it isn't Trump illegal aliens are citing when they say why they are coming, they say it's because of Biden's own words they are coming, they're even wearing shirts with his name on them, asking to get in.  She also claimed it might have been because of a "more humane policy."

Tom Homan:  Biden 'inherited the most secure border I've seen ... they're lying to the American people'.  As the ongoing massive border surge worsens, former acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan says that Joe Biden's open-borders and catch-and-release policies that appear to be a prelude to amnesty have ruined established security measures.  "This is the first president in the nation's history that's facilitating illegal immigration at our southern border," Homan declared.  Rejecting a talking point from the administration that the current immigration system is broken, Homan — who worked under six presidents including President Trump — told Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy that "They inherited the most secure border I've seen in my almost 35-year career, so they're lying to the American people," in the interview [...].

Ambassador Roberta Jacobson Accidentally Tells Reporters Border Is Open After Press Briefing Switches To Spanish.  Ambassador Roberta Jacobson accidentally told reporters that the border is open after Wednesday's [3/10/2021] press briefing switched over to Spanish.  President Joe Biden picked Jacobson, a former diplomat, as a National Security Council (NSC) coordinator for the Southern border in January.  Jacobson answered questions Wednesday and discussed changes to immigration policy as the country experiences a surge of migrants trying to cross the border.  At one point, Jacobson, bouncing from English to Spanish, accidentally told reporters that the border is not closed.  She later clarified her comments, noting in Spanish that the border is closed and reiterating that now is not the moment for migrants to arrive irregularly into the U.S.  "No esta cerrada," Jacobson first accidentally said.

Biden's Border Czar To Migrants, In Spanish:  The Border Is Closed.  This is the second time in the last two weeks that a top U.S. immigration official has resorted to begging people not to come.  I think it might be all they're willing to do by way of "enforcement" to deter child migrants from entering the country. [...] But the border isn't closed.  We know that the number of unaccompanied minors arriving each day has been increasing over the past two weeks.  We also know that the Border Patrol is so overwhelmed with managing that crisis and housing kids temporarily until HHS shelters can take them that it's gotten easier for adults to cross the border illegally, with reports recently of more than a thousand people observed entering the U.S. in a single day.  With a pro-amnesty Democrat in the White House and the left wing of his base agitating against any sort of enforcement measures, this is the best opportunity immigrants have had in years to gain admission to the U.S.  No amount of polite scolding by Jacobson is going to blind them to that fact.

Trump Rips Into Democrats in New Statement on the Crisis at the Border.  Donald Trump on Tuesday [3/9/2021] released a statement on the crisis at the border.  Joe Biden reversed Trump's "remain in Mexico" policy, promised amnesty, and allowed unaccompanied migrant children into the US which caused a surge of illegal border crossings in the last several weeks.  Biden is also flooding the US with Covid-infected illegal aliens.  Several reporters asked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki about the border crisis and she spun like a top and passed the blame onto the DHS.

Guess How CNN Is Describing the Crisis at the Southern Border.  Democrats and their cohorts in the media chided President Donald Trump over immigration policies that resulted in holding "kids in cages" and "separating families" at the United States-Mexico border, a claim that lacked nuance.  It was something the left repeatedly hammered as inhumane and wrong.  But now, roughly six weeks into his administration, President Joe Biden is continuing with a policy that was first established under President Barack Obama.  Biden's holding unaccompanied minors in the administration's "first migrant child facility" — you know, the type of facility that was labeled as "kids in cages" when Trump was in office?  CNN, however, decided to cover the "first migrant child facility" in a way that downplays the severity at the border.  Instead of referring to them as "kids in cages," like they have in the past, the network took a more subtle approach.

Correcting the Biden Administration's Lies About the Border Crisis.  What is happening right now on the border and within the United States regarding illegal immigration is being misrepresented by the Biden administration and much of the media.  Most nightly television broadcasts do not even mention the chaos on the border, what is causing it and what the government is doing in response.  When they do, they merely copy the administration's talking points that are inaccurate and misleading.  There is currently a surge at the border.  Border Patrol is apprehending more than 4,000 people a day.  There was one day last week that they arrested over 4,700 people.  They are calculating that there is an additional 500-1,000 escaping apprehension daily.  Those that are getting away are estimated by sensor traffic and camera traffic that Border Patrol couldn't quickly respond to.

With Border Crisis Growing, Biden Seeks to Rename Detention Centers as "Reception Centers".  This is both a meaningless bit of PC rebranding, and yet a not-so-meaningless signal to illegals to keep coming here to illegally vote for Democrats.

Immigration Expert Blasts Biden Admin Over Claims On Border Crisis: 'An Offense To Human Intelligence'.  Former White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller slammed Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas during an interview this week, saying that the remarks coming from the Biden administration about the border crisis were an "offense" to logic and reason.  Miller, who made the remarks during an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, was responding to the following diced-up clip that Ingraham played on her show: [...] "The comment from Secretary Mayorkas is an offense to human intelligence and reason," Miller said.  "When we left office, the border was fully secure.  If you came illegally, you were detained and you were safely returned home.  That is the definition of border security, that if someone crosses illegally, border agents can apprehend them, and then they can be safely returned to the country they came from."  [Video clip]

Biden administration denies there's a border crisis, but here's the reality.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas sparked a debate this week when he said that the situation on the southern border is not a crisis but a "challenge."  The comment triggered raucous rebuttals from Republicans, and even one Democrat, who said the releases of untested migrants into Texas border communities during a pandemic is reason for major concern.  But what is a border crisis?  U.S. law does not define the term. [...] Border officials anticipate 117,000 children will arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border without a parent or guardian in 2021.  The number is higher than the 68,000 taken into custody during the 2014 surge of solo children, which Obama termed an "actual humanitarian crisis."  It's greater than the 80,000 who arrived during the 2019 surge, which then-DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen called "a humanitarian and security crisis."

Number of Illegal Border Crossings Now 6 Times What Obama Team Considered 'Crisis'.  According to former officials in the Obama administration, the standard for a border crisis was 1,000 attempted crossings a day.  Who was on the team that set that standard?  President Joe Biden — then vice president — and Alejandro Mayorkas, then deputy secretary, and now secretary, of homeland security.  When the Trump administration ended, the U.S. was deporting more people than were illegally coming into the country.  In less than a month under Biden, the number of people illegally coming into the country is more than 6,000 per day — that's six times the crisis level as set by the Obama team.  According to a source with knowledge of what's happening at our southern border, the Border Patrol, in one day, encountered 4,700 people trying to illegally enter the U.S. About another 900 were observed but not detained.  In addition, another 400 were detained and sent back.  This volume is straining resources at the border.

White House denies 'kids in cages' hypocrisy charge as detention centers reopen.  One person's "kids in cages" is another's "reopening overflow facilities."  The Biden White House is being accused of hypocrisy for reopening border facilities to house migrant teenagers — including one that both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris savaged then-President Donald Trump about on the campaign trail and before.  Biden blasted Trump repeatedly for separating families and failing to reunite them, decrying during an October debate that migrant children were "ripped from their [parents'] arms and separated."  Harris, then a senator, said in 2018 at the peak of the family separation controversy that Trump's treatment of migrants was a "crime against humanity."

Biden Opening Another Migrant Facility For Kids in Florida, Here's What Kamala Harris Said About It in 2019.  The Biden team has now announced a second "migrant facility" being reopened for kids in Homestead, Florida.  They are needing to reopen more facilities because of Joe Biden's own words which illegal aliens have taken as an open invitation to come surging into the United States again.  But what's incredibly ironic about the opening of this facility is that it's the very same facility that Kamala Harris visited in 2019, along with a host of other Democratic candidates running for president including Pete Buttigieg, Julian Castro, Kirsten Gillibrand, Marianne Williamson, Elizabeth Warren, John Hickenlooper, Bill de Blasio, and Tulsi Gabbard.  Harris said that Homestead was a "human rights abuse" being committed by our government and said should be shut down then.  She was literally giving our enemies propaganda to use against us with that nonsense.

White House on defensive over 'kids in containers' as GOP, AOC cite hypocrisy.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday was forced to again fend off questions about how the Biden administration's detention camps for child immigrants differ from those that Democrats including President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris decried during the Trump administration.  Psaki was asked how she felt about the widely adopted term "kids in containers" — as opposed to the Trump-era Democratic accusation of "kids in cages" — for the Biden administration centers while saying she couldn't comment on progressive Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rebuking the reopening of the detention facilities.  "I think the difficulty is, I haven't seen the full context of the quote or interview — of the tweet that was, that she shared," Psaki said of the New York Democrat's criticism.

Jen Psaki Defends Joe Biden Reopening Border Detention Center: 'This Is Not Kids Being Kept in Cages'.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended the decision by President Joe Biden's administration to reopen a detention center for migrant children on Monday.  More than 200 migrant teenagers on Monday were sent to a reopened facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas, according to CBS News, with plans to expand the number of detained children to 700 in facilities across the country.  Both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris strongly condemned such facilities during the 2020 presidential campaign, accusing former President Donald Trump of putting children and "babies in cages."

WaPo During Trump: 'Kids In Cages'; WaPo During Biden: 'Migrant Facility For Children'.  The once-great Washington Post is now just another outlet of Newspeak.  In an Orwellian twist, the Jeff Bezos-owned paper has morphed "kids in cages" into "migrant facility for children."  Throughout former President Donald Trump's four years in the White House, the mainstream media, like the Post, repeatedly cited "kids in cages," claiming foreigners entering the U.S. illegally had their children ruthlessly snatched from them and shoved into cages (it was actually former President Barack Obama who started the practice).  But all that's changed now.  "First migrant facility for children opens under Biden," said the Post headline on Monday [2/22/2021].  But in another twist, the facility was actually opened by the Trump administration.

We're supposed to believe that only 11 million illegal immigrants are in the USA and that the number has been the same since 2003.  Some numbers are constants, a fixed numeric value established by physics, mathematics, geometry, law, literature, or logic.  They never change.  Take for example pi, (3.1416), the Ten Commandments, the Three Musketeers, 12 inches in a foot, and 11 million illegal aliens.  That's right:  eleven million illegal aliens in the United States.  In recent years we have seen once immutable values changed before our eyes — nine planets, two sexes, and more.  But since 2003, the number of unauthorized aliens present, illegally (need to emphasize that), in our supposedly sovereign nation has been wired in at 11 million.  With little sense of media curiosity, or fact-checking, that number, primarily sourced by a left-leaning research group (Pew) and copied by others, has remained a constant.  For nearly two decades now, we must believe that the waves of unconstrained illegal entries in the Bush and Obama years, the unenforced overstays, and the catch-and-release judicial free passes have not altered the number one digit.

Biden WH can't say how it is refuting perception that the US border is open.  The White House struggled to answer on Thursday [2/11/2021] how it was working to dispel the belief among migrants that the US border is open, instead shifting focus to the administration's "moral and humane" immigration policy, amid a nearly 100 percent surge of illegal crossings.  Speaking to reporters at a briefing, White House press secretary Jen Psaki engaged in a back-and-forth with two reporters about her claim earlier this week that the US is turning away the "vast majority" of migrants at the southern border.  After being pressed on Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador saying this week that migrants believed the borders were open under President Biden, Psaki admitted that what she was saying "is not, I guess, what you're perhaps seeing if you're looking at a portion of the border, but what they are tracking in terms of numbers and data."

Obama Scolds Hispanic Trump Voters for Not Buying Liberal Lies.  Having grown lazy speaking to people whose knowledge base is as restricted as his own, Obama forgets that Hispanics have access to news sources other than the New York Times.  Although he and his lovely bride Michelle have been pushing the "Trump put people in cages" line before and after the election, even liberal fact-checkers had to acknowledge that the "cages" predated Trump.  Said the USA Today fact-checker in bold:  "Michelle Obama criticized the Trump administration for putting kids in cages, but the cages were built during the Obama administration."  The media called Michelle out on this in August, but Obama was still slamming Trump in November for the cages his own administration built.  I doubt if he would have made this claim to a white audience.

Immigration Isn't an Uncontrollable Force of Nature After All.  New data from the Census Bureau shows that during the first two years of President Trump's administration, a time of rapid job growth and historically low unemployment, immigration went down.  How is that possible?  As the quotes above suggest, we've been told for years, both by Democrats and Republicans, that immigration is an unstoppable natural force, like the tides or continental drift.  That turns out to have been malarkey.  A new study by the Center for Immigration Studies finds that from 2017 to 2019, the growth in the immigrant population slowed dramatically.  This was the result of a combination of fewer new people coming and more who were already here (many of them illegal) going home.  Immigration didn't stop, nor did the number of immigrants here overall decline.  But during those first two years of the Trump Administration, growth in the total immigrant population averaged about 200,000 a year, as opposed to about 650,000 a year between 2010 and 2017 under President Obama.

Behar Rages, Says Trump Should Be Charged With 'Crimes Against Humanity'.  ABC's "The View" co-host Joy Behar says President Donald Trump and members of his administration should be charged with "crimes against humanity" because of its immigration policy and vowed to not "be a part of a country" that separates children from their parents.

500 Missing Migrant Children Narrative Reaches Presidential Debate Stage Despite the Facts.  The surprise topic in the presidential debate on Thursday was the out-of-nowhere claim that President Donald Trump's immigration policies have disappeared 500 migrant children. [...] That immigration was inserted into the debate at the last minute is probably because of a misleading narrative that started when a federal judge in California ordered open borders legal groups to track down families who had been separated from the children because of Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy.  In fact, this policy is the same policy for handling families — or family units — entering the country illegally followed by the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administration, except that Trump said that all persons entering illegally were considered to have broken U.S. law, while other administrations drew distinctions about illegal entry, i.e. drug trafficking.  Nonetheless, NBC led the media's reporting on Trump breaking up families.

Here Are 11 of Joe Biden's Biggest Debate Lies.  [#5] BIDEN:  "The catch and release, you know what he's talking about there?  If in fact, you had family, came across, they're arrested.  They, in fact, were given a date to show up for their hearing.  They were released.  And guess what, they showed up for the hearing."  FACT: Catch and release is America's gobsmackingly stupid policy of catching illegal aliens in our country and then releasing them back into our country with a notice to show up for an asylum hearing.  Yes, we release illegals into our own country after we have caught them.  These illegals have already broken the law, but we still release them and tell them to come to a court proceeding, which they will almost certainly lose, which means they will be deported.  In other words, they have no incentive to show up.

If You Don't Know That 'Coyotes' Are Human Smugglers, Shut Up About The Border.  On Thursday night [10/22/2020] when Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden angrily accused President Trump of a "criminal" family separation policy that had "lost track" of more than 500 migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border, he was repeating an inaccurate and misleading news report that had circulated earlier this week. [...] The former vice president was likely relying on a brief report from NPR about the latest development in a lawsuit between the ACLU and the Justice Department regarding the status of children who have still not been reunited with their parents after being brought across the border illegally.  The report claims that "the parents of 545 children still can't be found," but that's not quite right.  The NPR report omitted a statement issued by Department of Homeland Security spokesperson Chase Jennings explaining that in fact the vast majority of these parents have been found but have refused reunification with their children, which is why the children are still in DHS custody.

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He was relying on NPR?  There's the problem!

Fact Check:  Biden Tells Biggest Lie of the Night, Maybe the Entire Election.  Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden landed himself in a factually sticky situation Thursday night, arguing former President Barack Obama had never taken part in the policy of family separation carried out at the outset of the Trump administration.  The false claim came late in the second and final debate of the 2020 presidential election cycle, as he faced off with incumbent Republican President Donald Trump on the issue of illegal immigration.  "These 500-plus kids came with parents.  They separated them at the border to make it a disincentive to come to begin with," Biden said.  "They got separated from their parents and it makes us a laughingstock and violates every notion of who we are as a nation." [...] The narrative was not original, having already been fact-checked on numerous occasions by independent sources in the establishment media.  The Associated Press, for its part, checked former first lady Michelle Obama for making similar claims in an address to the 2020 Democratic National Convention this past August.

Analysis of the phrase, "No Human Is Illegal".  [Scroll down]  Who is saying that humans are illegal?  It's a conservative idea that human beings not only have a legal right to peacefully exist to pursue their happiness, but should be legally protected at all stages of life, at all income levels, and in every neighborhood.  What this statement is attacking is the concept of illegal immigration.  But a person's immigration status is very different from their right to exist, as the yard sign prophets surely know.  That is why they obfuscate the argument with underhanded statements like this.  Those who scream No Human Is Illegal do so from the safety of their alarmed homes and gated communities, which serve essentially the same purpose as does a border wall.

Joe Biden:  H-1B Foreign Workers 'Built this Country'.  Joe Biden told NBC News that he would immediately lift President Donald Trump's June 22 moratorium on the inflow of H-1B contract workers if he wins the 2020 election.  Trump "ended H1B visas the rest of this year," Biden said in a June 27 town hall meeting organized by NBC News.  "That will not be in my administration."  "The people coming on these [H-1B] visas have built this country," Biden added.  "He said the H-1Bs built this country?  So the country didn't exist before 1998?  That is interesting," responded Rosemary Jenks, policy director at NumbersUSA.

The Facts on the Crisis at our Border, and How to Fix It.  For the past 18 months we have seen a concerted effort to vilify the Trump administration for declaring a national emergency on the southern border and all the actions that have been taken in support of that declaration.  The left continues to talk about "cages" and "family separation."  They say that all these actions were mean-spirited, racist, and xenophobic.  They say it was inhumane and there was no reason to do it, so it must be about hatred toward immigrants.  It has been their battle cry to demonize President Trump, the Border Patrol, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  It is time to talk about facts that have been ignored.  The so-called cages were planned, funded, built, and utilized by the Obama administration.  That is a proven fact.  Any news outlet could easily send a Freedom of Information Act request for those records, which would end all speculation.  Do you think anyone in the media did that?  Of course not, because it would not fit into their false narrative.

Buttigieg to Illegal Immigrants:  You Have Just as Much Right to This Country as Any American.  Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, speaking at a campaign rally in Utah, told so-called 'dreamers' that America is every bit their country as it is the average citizen's.  The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, speaking both English and Spanish, sent a message to illegals that this is their country too.

Trump Slams Media Over 'Fake News' Border Wall Report.  Ahead of making his crowd-thrilling appearance at the Daytona 500 Sunday, President Trump added one more media-slamming post to a series of tweets he'd issued over the weekend hammering one of the central promises of his 2016 election: that he would "build the wall."  "Last week the Fake News said that a section of our powerful, under construction, Southern Border Wall 'fell over', trying to make it sound terrible, except the reason was that the concrete foundation was just poured [and] soaking wet when big winds kicked in.  Quickly fixed 'forever'," the president wrote Sunday [2/16/2020].

Biden Finally Admits He and Obama Put 'Kids in Cages' but Only to 'Keep Them Safe'.  During the Democratic primary debate in September, Joe Biden, when asked by Univision's Jorge Ramos why Latinos should trust him, replied, "What Latinos should look at is comparing [Trump] to [Obama] is outrageous.  Number one, we didn't lock up people up in cages, we didn't separate families... we didn't do all of those things."  It was a complete lie, but none of the moderators called him out on it.  No one in the media dared point out that it was the Obama-Biden administration that actually built the cages because they wanted to blame it all on Trump

Warren vows DOJ task force to probe and prosecute Trump admin, will undo 'disastrous polices' if elected.  The Massachusetts Democrat's signature phrase, "I've got a plan for that" now appears to include a policy that would create a Justice Department task force to target "violations" committed by the Trump administration.  The corruption and immigration infractions will be investigated and prosecuted after President Trump has left office, of course, with Warren firmly planted in the Oval Office.  The 2020 Democratic hopeful unveiled her new campaign plan which accused Trump of running the "most corrupt administration in history."

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If there was any evidence of corruption in the Trump administration, the heavily-biased news media would show it to us every day of the week.  For evidence of corruption in the Obama administration, refer to this page.

Tom Steyer accuses Trump of 'torturing' children and committing 'crimes against humanity'.  Presidential candidate Tom Steyer accused President Donald Trump of "torturing" children and committing "crimes against humanity" in his latest campaign invective.  The California billionaire made the incendiary comments while appearing on C-SPAN Tuesday [1/28/2020].  "He's not opposed to immigration, he's opposed to immigration by non-white people," claimed Steyer.

Microsoft CEO: 'America Is a Country of Immigrants, Formed by Immigrants'.  Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the United States was "formed" by immigrants and thus Americans must not think of the immigration issue "narrowly."  During an interview with Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait, Nadella described the U.S. as "a country of immigrants" and said his corporation supports "enlightened immigration policy."

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The United States is not a nation of immigrants.  The people who "formed" this country are long gone, and although some of them may have been immigrants, the citizens who are holding this country together were almost all born here.  Maybe Mr. Nadella should just stick to the manufacture of virus-ready operating systems and leave the political canards to someone else.

Joe Biden Claims DACA Illegal Aliens 'More American than Most Americans'.  Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed on Tuesday that illegal immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are "more American than most Americans" because they had "done well in school."  Biden, who recently said he believed drunk driving should not be crime that warrants deportation, made the statement during a campaign rally in Ames, Iowa.

'Party of Five' Reboot Is Pure Illegal Immigrant Propaganda.  [Scroll down]  The point is, the '90s "Party of Five" was a generational star-maker built on a very compelling premise.  The show really didn't need rebooting.  It ran for six seasons (1994-2000) and told its story.  The kids grew up.  But Freeform has decided to reboot it anyway, only without the compelling tragic storyline and with lots and lots of wokeness.  Check out the trailer.  It's a 30-second lecture on "All That's Bad With America Under Trump."  Instead of the kids being orphaned by a law breaker who drives drunk, they're orphaned by a different kind of lawbreaker.  Their parents are illegal aliens and deported by the "terror" group ICE.

Topics We Aren't Allowed to Talk About.  [A]cknowledging that not every illegal immigrant improves America raises uncomfortable questions.  If illegal immigration has a downside, then why has Washington allowed so much of it?  If the people in charge actually cared, they would have tried harder to protect our borders.  But Washington, for decades, has let millions of foreigners with no screening come across the border to use our services, often lower wages and in some cases, commit crimes.  That is all true, which by definition made it unacceptable to say.  The news anchors pretended that by saying it, Trump was somehow attacking defenseless Mexicans.  Actually, he was attacking the gatekeepers in our national media.  The people who should have been sounding the alarm about all of this, but instead made common cause with the ruling class they were supposed to be covering.  Our system is rotten and corrupt, and the news media are a major reason for why that is.

A Decade of Fake News.  2018: "Kids in cages."  In 2014, Breitbart News broke the story that thousands of illegal alien kids were suddenly swamping the border.  The media covered the story, but largely ignored that Obama had built chain-link fences in temporary holding facilities.  By 2018, thy claimed Trump was putting "kids in cages" by enforcing existing laws.

Pete Buttigieg Calls Jesus Christ an Impoverished 'Refugee' in Christmas Message.  On Christmas Day, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor and 2020 Democrat Pete Buttigieg declared Jesus Christ an impoverished "refugee" without ever explicitly mentioning his name. [...] Buttigieg's calling Jesus Christ "a refugee" came days after he released his national immigration plan, in which he vows to import at least 125,000 refugees in his first year in office.  Likewise, Buttigieg said he will push Congress to pass a law that bans the United States from admitting any less than 95,000 refugees a year.

Democrat Al Green Uses Fake News Photo of Migrant Child in Impeachment Debate.  Rep. Al Green (D-TX) used a photograph of a migrant girl crying at the U.S.-Mexico border in his argument for President Donald Trump's impeachment during the House of Representatives debate on Wednesday afternoon [12/18/2019].  Green, speaking next to a poster of the photograph under a red-lettered slogan, "Impeach Now," said that he was speaking "in the name of democracy" and "for the sake of the many who are suffering."  However, that particular child was not suffering because she was separated from her parents, as Democrats have widely, and incorrectly, claimed.

Ilhan Omar at Sanders Rally: 'We Need to Abolish ICE' and 'We Should All Be Proud to Be Radicals'.  Speaking at a campaign event for Senator Bernie Sanders, Rep. Ilhan Omar said that the United States can't claim to stand up for human rights around the world while "violating human rights at our border." [...] On Twitter, the congresswoman from Minnesota went even further.  "We need to abolish ICE," she said about the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, "create pathways to citizenship, and welcome refugees with open arms."

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Admission to the United States is not a human right.

Illegals and the American Birthright.  Pete Buttigieg, supposedly one of the more moderate Democrat candidates for president, believes that illegal aliens are just reclaiming stolen land.  I can picture him toting one of those mischievous banners popular with the Open Borders mobs:  "we didn't cross the border, the border crossed us."  Not only is that historical bunk, but it is illegal aliens who are stealing stuff, including our finite resources and, ultimately, our American birthright. [...] Not only was the land not "stolen" from Mexico, neither was it stolen from anyone in Central America, who brazenly carry their banana republic's flags while desperately scurrying across our border.  If anyone is stealing, it is they who are siphoning our resources and misappropriating our birthright.

Gov. Tim Walz to Trump on refugees: 'The inn is not full in Minnesota'.  Gov. Tim Walz notified the Trump administration Friday [12/13/2019] that the state will continue to welcome refugees, pointedly saying that the "inn is not full in Minnesota."  In a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Walz wrote that he rejects the intent of President Donald Trump's recent executive order requiring state and local governments to independently approve the resettlement of refugees in their communities.  The DFL governor also sought to highlight the contributions of immigrants and refugees.  "Minnesota has a strong moral tradition of welcoming those who seek refuge," Walz wrote.  "Refugees strengthen our communities.  Bringing new cultures and fresh perspectives, they contribute to the social fabric of our state.  Opening businesses and supporting existing ones, they are critical to the success of our economy.

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[#1] Using the phrase "the inn is not full" is an attempt to inject the emotional appeal of Christmas as a diversion.  This is particularly offensive coming from an official of the Abortion Party.  [#2] The immigrants who are being called "refugees" are, in my opinion, no such thing.  They just can't get food stamps in the countries they came from.  [#3] "Refugees strengthen our communities" is an outright lie.  The people calling themselves refugees are either destitute and in need of a handout, or they are Muslims coming here to reproduce rapidly, outnumber us at the ballot box, and then take over the country.  If they were all millionaires and doctors, they might strengthen the community, but they're not.  [#4] "Bringing new cultures and fresh perspectives" is code for the imposition of Sharia law.  It's also code for, "they can't speak English."  [#5] Immigrants are not "critical to the success of our economy."  The economy is doing well already.

This Land is Whose Land?  Of all the naïve nonsense that emits from the mouths of young people today, perhaps the most annoying is the constant and ignorant presumption that, somehow, the land within America's borders doesn't truly belong to the people who reside here, because the majority are the descendants of people who have migrated from European countries in centuries past.  Ostensibly, this land was "stolen" by European settlers hundreds of years ago from the people who happened to live here before.  "[W]e are standing on native land, and Latino people are the descendants of native people," said a tearful Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez back in February of this year. [...] It would be easy to lay the bulk of the blame for her ignorance at Sandy's feet alone, but she had ample help from a public indoctrination campaign, which has been underway for many decades in public education, to brainwash our youth into believing that America's very existence is illegitimate, and little more than a symbolic testament to a brutal colonial past.

Fiona Hill's Un-American Idea of America.  Immigrants are what make America great.  They should also run our foreign policy.  That was the implicit message of former National Security Council official Fiona Hill's testimony last week.  "This is a country of immigrants," the British immigrant said.  "Everyone immigrated to the United States at some time in their family history.  And this is what, for me, really does make America great."  Immigration, according to Hill, is the "essence of America."  Hill's comment was in response to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) asking for her opinion about the criticism of Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman, a fellow impeachment inquiry witness and immigrant.

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[#1] To say that "Everyone immigrated to the United States at some time in their family history" is a pernicious canard.  I was born here.  I'm not responsible for what my ancestors did.  [#2]  English-speaking immigrants who can improve and strengthen this country are welcome.  Criminals, freeloaders, communists, and drunks are not.

60 Minutes gives us a migrant sob story except that all signs suggest the migrant is pretty rich.  The news show began with a sad story of Tania Avalos, who, along with her purported husband and daughter, attempted to cross the rain-swollen Rio Grande river illegally, resulting in two deaths.  60vMinutes matched the event to a widely reported news photo of the two dead bodies in the river.  The man who died was Óscar Alberto Mart'nez Ram'rez, and toddler was named Valeria.  The news show never got around to asking why the last names of the parents did not match, and tellingly, never gave the last name of the father which is kind of an indicator of something they don't want us to know.  After all, 'who, what, where...' — the old news industry standard.  Were they really a family or were they cobbling together a fake family to take advantage of asylum laws as large numbers of migrants do?  They certainly knew enough about it to understand that they were to surrender to the Border Patrol, so they weren't utter naifs as they had been portrayed in terms of their odds.

Nixon's Lessons for the Would-Be Impeachers.  One of the many galling aspects of the contemptible farce being conducted by the House Democratic leadership is the historical myth-making they glibly inflict on the country.  This is the mentality that held that the Macdonald's-like detention centers on the southern border for minors who entered the country illegally after being abandoned by their so-called families, were, to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, reminiscent of Nazi death camps.  (Doubtless the centers were the most commodious accommodation most of these unfortunate young people had ever had.)  Each asinine day in this absurd divertissement is "prayerful and solemn," Pelosi laments, adding that the hearings prove that this president's conduct was "much worse than Nixon's" and that "he should resign," too.

Today's Liberal Media Fail.  A left-wing doofus at the United Nations did an analysis of how many children are "in detention" in countries around the world, and concluded that the U.S. has more than anyone else — presumably as a result of the flood of illegal immigrants at our Southern border.  Pretty much every news organization in the world jumped on the story:  the Associated Press, Reuters, NBC News, NPR, the Huffington Post, all the usual suspects.  But then a funny thing happened.  The U.N. guy explained that his number for children detained in the U.S. was not current, but dated from 2015.  That is, during the Obama administration.  So news organizations were faced with a dilemma.  What to do?  As Ed Driscoll notes, some, like AFP and Reuters, simply deleted their articles.

When the villain is Obama, not Trump, news suddenly becomes not worth reporting.  So the United States has "the world's highest rate of children in detention."  Is this worth reporting?  Maybe, maybe not.  Nevertheless, Agence France-Presse, or AFP, and Reuters did report it, attributing the information to a "United Nations study" on migrant children detained at the US-Mexico border.  Then the two agencies retracted the story.  Deleted, withdrew, demolished.  If they could have used one of those Men in Black memory-zappers on us, they would have.  Sheepishly, the two news organizations explained that, you see, the UN data was from 2015 — part of a border crackdown that had begun years earlier.  We all know who the president was in 2015.  It wasn't evil, child-caging monster President Trump.  It was that nice, compassionate, child-caging monster President Barack Obama.  Zap.  The story made Obama look bad.  Hence the story was removed.  Not updated or corrected, removed.

How Did Democrats Get Here?  Ordinary Democrats' extreme hatred of Trump and his supporters is far from normal.  Insisting we enforce immigration laws on the books is not the second coming of Hitler.  Democrats genuinely believe it is.  They talk themselves into nonsense, while Trump is gains popularity among Hispanic voters (who made up 30 percent of the audience at his rally in New Mexico).  The fact that Presidents Clinton and Obama both urged securing our borders makes no difference.  When Trump obeys American law, he is evil.

Three Cheers for Refugee Reduction.  Over the weekend, President Donald Trump approved a new annual refugee cap of 18,000, the lowest since the U.S. program began in 1980. The reduction follows news that America took a pause last month and refused to admit any new refugees.  On economic, public safety and national security grounds, this is a very good thing for the 325 million people already in our country.  But you wouldn't know it from the grim headlines and hysterical condemnations by globalist zealots and media sympathizers.  CNN International led the open borders funeral procession last week, with a report decrying, "No refugees will be resettled in the US in October, leaving hundreds in limbo around the world."

Elizabeth Warren:  Amnesty for All Illegal Aliens Is 'Good' for American Workers.  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a top candidate for the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination, says amnesty for every illegal alien living in the United States is "good for" American workers who will be forced to compete against newly legalized low-skilled foreign workers.  During a town hall with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union in Madison Heights, Michigan, Warren said she will give amnesty to all 12 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the country, a move that would immediately drive up foreign competition in the labor market for America's working and blue-collar class.

Omar Compares Migrant Shelters to Dungeons Used in African Slave Trade.  Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) compared migrant shelters in the U.S. to dungeons used during the African slave trade, according to a video that surfaced Saturday evening [9/14/2019].

Illegal immigrant invites ICE to town hall, then is shocked to find he's being deported.  This is one of those heartwarming stories that only comes along once in a while and is too good to not share.  It takes place in Houston, Texas and features local businessman Roland Gramajo. [...] If you click through to the Times article, you'll see that I wasn't trying to mislead you about this story.  That's how they told it.  In fact, you have to work your way down several paragraphs before finally locating the following biographical information.  "Mr. Gramajo had been staying in the country illegally — raising his five children, running a business in Houston and helping fellow immigrants with translations — without contact from ICE for about 15 years."  The crux of the Times coverage focuses on suspicions that ICE is "targeting activists" who are "helping" (illegal) immigrants.  But let's face the facts here.  Dude... you're in the country illegally and have been breaking the law by operating a business for a decade and a half.  And then you decided to throw a big shindig and you invited the office of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.

24 Hours of Media Malpractice.  [Scroll down]  Exactly two minutes before Lawrence O'Donnell's admission of error, a reporter at the military news website Task and Purpose tweeted out a story headlined "Children of US troops born overseas will no longer get automatic American citizenship, Trump administration says."  The story merited obvious skepticism from the get-go and was soon revealed to be premised on a misreading of a minor policy change.  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service quickly clarified:  The new policy would not affect all kids of service members.  It would affect only a tiny minority of service members in rare circumstances.  Nonetheless, the story was dutifully regurgitated by many other media outlets — many of which appear to have done no reporting of their own — and spread far and wide by journalists on social media.  On Wednesday night [8/28/2019], Twitter was still full of misinformation and anti-Trump invective generated by an inaccurate story.

USCIS Policy Change Affects How Children Of U.S. Service Members And Employees Abroad Obtain U.S. Citizenship.  A new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy alert issued Wednesday [8/28/2019] states that the children of some government employees and U.S. service members overseas will no longer be automatically U.S. citizens. [...] The document says the parents of children who fall under INA 322 will be allowed to complete naturalization proceedings while living overseas, but "must enter the U.S. lawfully with an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa and be in lawful status when they take the Oath of Allegiance," Parker told Task & Purpose.

No, the U.S. hasn't declared that children of military servicemen born abroad aren't citizens.  A hair-raising sentence that caused a minor freakout on political Twitter this afternoon [8/28/2019] from the new citizenship guidelines issued by the feds today:  "USCIS is updating its policy regarding children of U.S. government employees and U.S. armed forces members employed or stationed outside the United States to explain that they are not considered to be 'residing in the United States' for purposes of acquiring citizenship under INA 320." [...] But no, that's not what the policy says.  You can read the actual guidelines [elsew]here but the USCIS fact sheet is clear enough. [...] How many children born abroad to servicemen and women are covered by those two categories?  Ninety-five percent?  More?  None of them are touched by the new policy.

The Mythical Trump Hydra.  Trump is purportedly an utter incompetent executive.  His administration is in shambles, directionless, characterized by massive firings, resignations, and utter chaos — reflective of his previous bankruptcies, failed business ventures, thrice-married personal life, and constant Twitter vendettas.  The Trump economy, social policy, and foreign policy are in freefall.  We will be lucky to avoid a depression or major war — or both — by 2020.  In reality, previous presidents had not achieved 3 percent annualized GDP growth since 2006, prior to the greatest financial collapse since the Great Depression.  Unemployment is at near-record peacetime lows.  Interest rates and inflation are low.  Gas and oil production is at record highs.

Illegal Alien Caught Lying About ICE Separating Her From Breastfeeding Baby After CNN Pushed Her Fake Story.  It isn't an accident that CNN is considered fake news by most Americans.  The low-ratings network that can be seen playing in every major airport, has a long history of distorting the truth to fit their far-left liberal narrative.  When it comes to protecting and defending the flow of illegal aliens across our southern border, there isn't a lie that's too big for the leftist media.  Last week, CNN reported about an undocumented migrant mom (illegal alien) who was swept up in the Mississippi I.C.E. raids.  It's strange, that CNN never mentioned that the "migrant mom" was using a fake social security number.

How the Left Gets the Statue of Liberty Poem Wrong.  The poem was written in two days, and made a splash at the time, but was then forgotten, only to be revived generations later when Americans needed a symbol to counteract Nazi Germany.  Emma Lazarus would have been deeply disappointed had she known that she would only be remembered for a poem that she had written in two days for a friend's fundraiser and wasn't even mentioned in her obituary.  Its revival has focused heavily not on its opening lines, but a few lines before its conclusion, "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.  Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me."  The most obvious error they make is to remove the context and read The New Colossus with the painfully literal-minded didacticism of the idiot.  When the poem speaks of "wretched refuse", they ignore the ironic tone and assume that the ideal immigrant is wretched refuse.  Since the poem speaks of "poor" immigrants, they insist that the United States is obligated to take in not just immigrants who are currently poor, but intend to stay that way.  They believe (often without reading it) that the poem speaks of America's obligation to the world.

Democrat Hypocrisy on Family Separation at the Border.  Last year, the Democrats portrayed President Trump as a monster for authorizing an immigration policy under which border authorities separated some children from the "families" with which they had illegally entered the country.  Ignoring the inconvenient fact that many of the people from whose arms these kids were "so cruelly torn" weren't parents or relatives, they compared the president to Adolf Hitler and accused him of state terrorism.  The Trump administration now plans to close the legal loophole that required the separations and is all too predictably being denounced by the Democrats for that proposal.

Yes, Immigrants Should Be Less Dependent On U.S. Welfare, And So Should Everyone Else.  The Trump administration announced long-awaited "public charge" immigration regulations this week, and the furor immediately kicked up to derangement level.  Reason's Shikha Dalmia called the policy a "complete abuse of the original understanding" of the law.  In the Washington Post, opinion writer Paul Waldman said the policy sends a message:  "We hate you and we don't want you here, and if you come we will treat you with all the cruelty we can muster."  CNN's legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin went so far as to call the proposed regulation "un-American."  There is very little nuance left in political discourse.  Every administration policy is said to be the key to saving America or the final step in dooming it, depending on your point of view.

Trump Green Card Rule:  Three Lefty Lies Debunked.  All too typical of the nonsense that has been said and written about the regulation is the following headline from CNN:   "Cuccinelli rewrites Statue of Liberty poem to make case for limiting immigration."  This ridiculous claim distorts an answer the acting director made during an interview with Rachel Martin at NPR.  Martin asked him, "Would you also agree that Emma Lazarus' words etched on the Statue of Liberty — 'Give me your tired, your poor ... ' — are also part of the American ethos?" [...] Cuccinelli's mistake involved his assumption that Martin and her fellow "journalists" were literate enough in American history to get his point.  It went straight over their heads, of course.  The Lazarus sonnet was written in 1883 for the purpose of raising money for the pedestal upon which the Statue of Liberty stands, but it didn't reflect U.S. immigration law then or now.  The Immigration Act of 1882 was the first comprehensive immigration statute enacted by Congress, and it excluded anyone "unable to take care of him or herself without becoming a public charge."

Illegal Immigration Hurts Black Workers Most.  Pew Research suggests that some 11.1 million illegals reside within our borders.  Although this falls in line with figures from the Department of Homeland Security, many believe the true figure is much higher.  Why?  Two reasons.  First, the "official" figures do not include the children of illegal immigrants who were born in America — so called "anchor babies."  Although they are natural-born citizens, these individuals are only here because of their parent's criminal activity. [...] Second, the official aggregate figures suspiciously plateau in 2007.  The explanation is that after 2008 the number of migrants fell and deportations rose to an equilibrium point.  However, there is little evidence that migration rates fell, and the reason deportations increased is because the Obama administration simply changed the definition of "deportation" to inflate the numbers.

It's not racist to screen out migrants who'll be a burden.  [Scroll down]  Under the new rule, those who are in the country legally will have a more difficult time obtaining green cards or gaining citizenship if they received food stamps, housing assistance, Medicare or other public benefits.  But the outrage about this rule, which is set to go into effect in 60 days, is overblown.  Even in the era of mass immigration in the 19th and early 20th centuries, those who came here had to promise not to become a "public charge" upon the United States.  That meant immigrants pledged to work and/or could look to sponsors who would guarantee their support.  The idea of restricting immigration to those who could work is an old one.  The federal Immigration Act of 1882 was the first US law to specifically insist that immigrants who couldn't take care of themselves would be excluded.

What Kind of Rhetoric Causes the Shooting of Whites?  What the Left does want to do is use the El Paso tragedy to remove any remaining stumbling blocks to its immigrationist endeavors.  Liberals now want "invasion" (and even "illegal alien") considered a racist term.  This is nothing new, either, as the Left has already tried to demonize things such as "Build that wall!" chants and "MAGA" hats.  The idea is that anything rhetorically effective for conservatives — anything that could possibly influence people — should be labeled racist and thus be out of bounds.  (By the way, would this include anti-immigrationist remarks such as "Europe belongs to the Europeans," uttered last year by infamous "white supremacist" the Dalai Lama?)  Hey, the side that defines the vocabulary of a debate wins the debate.

The Left Is on a Mission to Annihilate Conservatism.  While President Donald Trump is an ideal scapegoat for leftist hatred and demagoguery, the left's ultimate goal is to permanently reduce conservatism and the Republican Party to minority status by indelibly associating them with racism.  Listen to what the Democratic presidential candidates and other Democrats are saying.  If you support border enforcement, you are a racist.  If you support Trump, who pushes border enforcement, you are a racist.  If you don't condemn Trump for being a white supremacist, which he is not, you are a white supremacist.

Racist ruse?  Trump and MS-13.  MS-13 is a boogeyman used by the lying, racist President Donald Trump to scare people about illegal crossings at the southern border and don't listen to him — or so say leftist politicians, let's-pretend journalists and puzzling professors.  At least these people do not grab you, slice you to death with their machetes, bang your head with baseball bats or, as in one recent incident, carve out your heart.  That's what happened in California, and 19 of the 22 MS-13 gang members accused of this barbarism crossed the southern border illegally in recent years.  While you may agree with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that walls are evil, the term is more nearly applicable to freak-show politics.

2020 Democrats Falsely Claim Only 11M Illegal Aliens in U.S..  A number of 2020 Democrats during CNN's Democrat presidential primary debate falsely claimed there are only about 11 million illegal aliens living across the United States.  From New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), Democrats during their second-night primary debate falsely reiterated there are only about 11 million illegal aliens living in the U.S., though data and research say otherwise.  The most recent research by Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology finds that there are roughly 22 million illegal aliens living in the U.S. — double the total that Democrats claim.

O'Rourke: Trump is a 'racist,' responsible for El Paso shooting.  Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) said Saturday [8/3/2019] that President Trump bears some responsibility for a shooting in El Paso, Texas, that killed at least 20 people.  Asked by news reporters whether the president was at all responsible for the shooting, O'Rourke, who formerly served as the city's mayor, responded firmly.  "Yes.  We've had a rise in hate crimes every single one of the last three years, during an administration where you have a president who's called Mexicans rapists and criminals," O'Rourke said Saturday evening [8/3/2019].

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Enforcing the international border is not an act of racism.  The people streaming across the border are not rocket scientists and brain surgeons.  They are mostly destitute peasants, very few speak English, and in fact many of them are rapists and criminals.

Trump Confronts Immigration Lies: 'Cages for Kids Were Built by Obama, I Ended Child Separation!'  Those with even a little bit of knowledge about U.S. immigration policy know that illegal immigrants caught at the border with Mexico weren't exactly treated overly kindly by the Obama administration.  Quite the opposite is true, even:  families were separated from each other, and people were held in cages.  When Donald Trump became president, he inherited those policies from his predecessor.  Of course, the mainstream media have a hard time acknowledging those inconvenient facts.  They'd rather pretend that this immigration policy has been created by President Trump, who can then be portrayed as a horrible racist who just doesn't care about Hispanic children.

Ocasio-Cortez says Trump's bid to secure the border 'all about ethnicity and racism'.  Her argument about racism is actually pretty patronizing of the people she claims to champion.  The fundamental contradiction of illegal immigration is that people are presumably fleeing lawless societies in search of a society that has rule of law.  How exactly is that achieved by breaking the law of the lawful society by illegally entering?  She's essentially saying that border surgers are incapable of obeying rule of law and thus, should be allowed into the U.S. without having to obey any rule of law.

Immigration:  The Path To Power.  MIT says our illegal immigrant population is about 22 million.  Yale says it is between 16 and 30 million.  The 11 million figure so popular in the media is ridiculous and a total lie.  The Democrat leadership desperately needs new Democrats to fill the empty space left by former middle-class Democrats they have long abandoned.  This is not about some new healthcare program or race relations or whatever.  They could not care less.  It is about power.  Every Democrat presidential candidate is united on this.

The Left is following Communism's playbook for revolution.  This destabilization of the American mind and moral compass now has begotten, as it must, societal destabilization.  This is reflected in, most obviously, the flooding of our nation with unassimilable foreigners via a purposely porous border.  This serves the Cloward-Piven goal of overloading the system to cause breakdown, necessitating replacement of it with, the theory goes, a socialist one.  Of course, this human flood strains schools, hospitals, and services and resources in general.  But it's also used for propaganda purposes, with simple efforts to enforce immigration law — ones pursued by Barack Obama himself — used to demonize ICE agents and the current administration.  Vile, divisive lies such as claiming that detention facilities are Nazi-like "concentration camps" lead to hatred, violence, protests, and terrorist attacks such as Saturday's assault on a Tacoma, Washington ICE facility.

Jim Jordan lays blame where it belongs after grandstanding spectacle in border crisis hearing.  Rep. Jim Jordan unloaded a scathing rebuke of Democrats and their hypocrisy during a House hearing on border facilities and issues related to migrant family separations.  The Ohio Republican and Ranking Member of the House Oversight Committee slammed Democrats for "making ridiculous and dangerous statements" in a fiery speech following an outburst by Chairman Elijah Cummings while questioning Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Thursday [7/18/2019].  Jordan accused Democrats of "choosing to play politics" with the border crisis issue, "fabricating stories of cruelty and besmirching the hard-working civil servants protecting the border."  [Video clip]

'Words matter': Castro pushes for government to remove words 'illegal aliens'.  Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) wants the word "alien" and the term "illegal alien" taken out of the government's legal code.  The congressman is arguing that the words work to "demonetize and dehumanize the migrant community."

Flashback: Watch Obama Explain Why Economic Refugees Don't Qualify For Asylum.  Barack Obama explained that crime and poverty do not justify a valid asylum claim.  100% of the policies that Democrats call President Trump a "racist" for, Obama did first and literally, none of them cared whatsoever.  Is Barack Obama a racist too?  [Video clip]

Barack Obama On Illegal Migrants Coming To America:  "Send Them Back."  How odd to see Democrats do a complete 180 regarding the crisis at the southern border.  Watch here as former President Obama outlines the EXACT SAME ARGUMENT President Trump is now saying regarding the terribly dangerous situation of children being sent to the border.  Where was the outrage from the left then and why are they pretending to be so outraged now?  [Video clip]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tells illegal immigrant kids 'this country belongs to you'.  In the "squad" response to President Trump over his tweets to them about their anti-Americanism, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had a doozy of a response.  She declared that the U.S. "belongs" to "everyone," including illegal immigrants.  She couched it all in the smarmy language of addressing all the children of America.  [Video clip]

Both Sides Are Exaggerating.  To judge by the president's boasts and the avalanche of statements from Democrats denouncing the raids, you might think ICE is in the process of trying to round up all of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the country and then ship them all back to their countries of origin.  Indeed, the dramatic denunciations of the raids by Democratic presidential candidates, members of Congress, and mayors, and governors of so-called sanctuary cities and states more than matched Trump's hyperbole.  These Democrats depicted the raids as extraordinarily cruel toward illegally present foreigners, describing families as living in terror of a knock at the door in terms that were once reserved for visits by the Gestapo or the KGB.  They universally decried the fate of apprehended illegal immigrants as unjust and pitiable, as when the administration vainly sought to deter the flow of illegal immigrants by a policy of "zero tolerance," in which those illegaly crossing the border with children were arrested.

Radical Jews Weaponize Holocaust Against 'Concentration Camps' at U.S. Border.  A small far-left group of Jewish activists, Never Again Action, has been organizing protests against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and migrant detention facilities in an effort to close down what they liken to "concentration camps."  Last month, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) outraged mainstream Jewish organizations by comparing the migrant facilities to concentration camps, adding, "Never again" — a clear reference to the Nazi murder of six million Jews in World War Two.

Democrats are lying to the American people about ICE and immigration.  The issues surrounding zero tolerance and the conditions of confinement at Border Patrol stations is an important one and it is vital that the American people know the facts.  But every time one of the witnesses or members of Congress said something that was downright wrong — a lie, an intentional mis-truth — and I attempted to speak up and correct the record, I was refused many times the opportunity to speak.  They didn't want to hear from me.  They didn't want the truth.  They simply wanted to continue to push their false narrative about the Border Patrol and ICE.  They wanted to continually attack our president.

Genius! Beto O'Rourke:  "In My Administration We Are Going to Make Sure No One Is Criminally Prosecuted for Being a Human Being".  Beto O'Rourke came out with a new promise to voters on Sunday [7/14/2019].  The liberal darling and dunce told reporters he will "make sure" under his administration that "no one is criminally prosecuted for being a human being."  Thank goodness!  That is such a relief.

Fake News Begins With Fake Language.  The term "Alien" has been all but expunged from the immigration vernacular, even though it is a term that is an integral element of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). [...] The media now uses more obfuscating terms to describe illegal aliens.  In addition to referring to them as immigrants (thereby insulting and impugning lawful immigrants) lately they refer to them as "asylum seekers" and "migrants." [...] For many Americans, however, the term "asylum seeker" falsely engenders legitimacy and creates sympathy for illegal aliens.  "Sanctuary Cities" promise to protect "immigrants" from ICE.  Immigrants need no such protection.  Those jurisdiction protect illegal aliens including criminals, fugitives and potentially terrorists.  Americans are well-known for being compassionate and thus using such terminology is designed to generate empathy and obfuscate the truth.

CNN's Bakari Sellers:  Trump Administration Is 'Literally Terrorizing People' With ICE Raids.  Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum argued Sunday [7/14/2019] that the Trump administration is "literally terrorizing people" by going through with planned ICE raids on illegal immigrants under deportation orders.  During a panel segment of "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper, Gillum called the raids a "strategy" designed to "demonize black and brown people" in order to secure a second term in the White House.

'So Dishonest': Vice President Pence Blasts CNN After Visiting Migrant Shelters.  Vice President Mike Pence visited migrant shelters in the McAllen, Texas, area Friday and blasted CNN on Twitter following the stops, particularly for its "dishonest" coverage of his trip.  "CNN is so dishonest," the vice president tweeted late Friday [7/12/2019].  "Today we took reporters to a detention facility on the border for families and children and all told us they were being treated well."

The leader of the Abortion Party suddenly knows a lot about Christianity and mercy.
Nancy Pelosi Suggests That Jesus Is Not On The Side Of ICE Raids.  Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi used her Sunday Gospel reading to take aim at President Donald Trump's planned ICE raids, appearing to suggest that Jesus would not be on the side of law enforcement in this case.  "It should be a sign to us that today's Catholic Gospel reading is the Good Samaritan, where Jesus teaches us to love our neighbors as ourselves and treat them with mercy," Pelosi tweeted.  "Trump's ICE raids today tear families apart — the opposite of mercy."

Former Border Patrol Chief Tom Homan Explodes at Hearing, Goes Off on Unhinged Democrat.  For months Democrats claimed the record border crossings was a manufactured crisis.  Now they are attacking US Border Patrol for not having enough resources.  Congress is responsible to provide resources but they refuse to do their job.  The Democrats took turns attacking former ICE Director Tom Homan.  Rep. Garcia was particularly vile with his attacks on Homan.  Have we not learned from the internment of Japanese Americans?... Do you not care?  Is it because these children do not look like children that are around you?  I don't get it.  Have you ever held a deceased child in your arms?

Democrats Delete Tweet Using Obama-Era Migrant Shelter Picture of 'Kids in Cages'.  House Oversight and Reform Committee Democrats tweeted, and then deleted, a picture Tuesday [7/9/2019] of an Obama-era migrant detention center to attack Republicans ahead of a Wednesday hearing on President Donald Trump's policies of "putting migrant kids in cages."  On Tuesday, the House Reform and Oversight Committee Democrats used a picture from 2014, during the Obama administration, in a tweet to attack Republicans and President Donald Trump ahead of their Wednesday hearing on alleged "inhumane treatment at the border."

NYT: Middle-Class Americans Must Sacrifice Their Suburbs to Aid Poor Immigrants.  The federal government must force tens of millions of suburban voters to sacrifice their houses' value, their quiet schools, and their green neighborhoods so poor immigrants can have cheaper rents and investors can build more houses, according to the New York Times' editorial board. [...] The editorial starts with a complaint about housing prices — but it never mentions the obvious fix:  Ending the federal policy of annually importing 1 million immigrant workers, consumers, and renters, which inflates housing prices and class competition for good neighborhoods and good schools.

Seven Facts About Obama's Immigration Record Liberals Refuse to Admit.  [#2] Obama separated families at the border:  The most common rebuttal I've heard on social media to the issue of which administration built the cages housing immigrant children is that Trump separated families at the border, while Obama did not.  In their minds, the moment Trump became president, unaccompanied minors stopped coming across the border, and instead, it was full of families, that were then thoughtlessly ripped apart by an evil and mean Trump administration.  Well, the left doesn't want to see this, but the separation of families at the border was a continuation of an existing policy that preceded Trump (and Obama) and Obama absolutely separated families at the border.  [#1] Obama built the cages for immigrant children:  Not even Snopes could deny this one.  Two former Obama administration officials have publicly acknowledged this fact, and the media even reported on the migrant detention facilities that were built by the Obama administration — but those reports lacked the outrage you see today.  There is a lot of photographic evidence of migrant detention facilities during the Obama years, with children crowded in caged areas, sleeping on concrete floors, that just didn't resonate with the media or the political left at the time.  It's almost as though they were trying to protect Obama's legacy.

Roosevelt versus the refugees:  One FDR policy that Bernie Sanders never mentions.  In his recent major policy speech at Georgetown University, Bernie Sanders repeatedly invoked the name of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.  He hailed "the bold and visionary leadership" of FDR, recalling how "Roosevelt led a transformation of the American government and the American economy."  Sanders often cites Roosevelt as his role model and the New Deal as the template for Sanders's vision of America.  Yet at Georgetown, as on so many other occasions, there was one important area of Roosevelt's policies that Sanders conspicuously failed to mention:  immigration.  Sanders favors a much more liberal U.S. immigration policy.  Not Roosevelt.  In fact, FDR's immigration policy was so strict that if Sanders's father, Eli, had not arrived from Poland before Roosevelt became president, he probably would not have been admitted.

Angry About Border Conditions?  Blame Congress.  In the annals of Wokes versus People Living in Reality, this week was one for the books.  Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the avatar of lefty rage-emotes everywhere, visited the border and had a complete meltdown.  Ocasio-Cortez told reporters she "was not safe from the officers," and that migrants were forced to drink out of toilets while being subject to "psychological warfare."  "This has been horrifying so far," she tweeted.  "It is hard to understate the enormity of the problem.  We're talking systemic cruelty w/ a dehumanizing culture that treats them like animals."`[...] But none of this is true.  None of the migrants housed on the border are being held against their will.

CBP official shreds AOC's misinformation campaign with tour of detention facility.  A U.S. Customs and Border Protection official who appears to be of Hispanic descent has taken it upon himself to "dispel some of the misinformation" about CBP's detention facilities that's been propagated by the likes of socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, among others.  CBP Tucson Sector Chief Patrol Agent Roy Villareal accomplished this by providing a video tour of one of the many detention facilities he manages in what's been described as "one of the busiest Border Patrol sectors in the nation."  [Video clip]

Hispanic Pastors:  We Toured The Border Detention Centers & Ocasio-Cortez Is Doling Out Some Big Lies.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and the Democratic Party have been peddling some serious allegations about the detention facilities housing illegal aliens at the southern border.  Of course, they're trying to paint the Trump administration or any administration that supports enforcing federal immigration laws as fascistic in nature.  The overcrowding, the lack of basic supplies, no soap, no toothbrushes, etc. the outrage is deafening from the Left and their media allies.  It's very entertaining.  Yes, it is — because these same clowns said that the border crisis and the horde of illegals swarming the border was a manufactured crisis peddled by the Trump White House.

8 Times The Media Said There Was No Crisis At The Southern Border.  Now that media-savvy congressional Democrats like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have brought attention to the humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border caused by Congress's refusal to fix our exploited immigration laws, political pundits are having to eat their own words from just a few months ago claiming that the border crisis was manufactured by President Trump as a political stunt.  Last week, before President Trump departed for the G20 Summit in Japan, he told reporters on the White House lawn that his critics are now seeing he was right all along.

Behind Ocasio-Cortez's border-camp theater.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is horrified at what she's seen on her visit to a holding facility for illegal immigrants — just a week after she voted against emergency funding to improve conditions at what she'd taken to calling "concentration camps."  This after months when Democrats insisted that talk of a border crisis was just a Trump administration contrivance, and refused to even vote on its requests for funds.  AOC has a great gift for theater, as in her claim that detained women are forced to drink from toilets — which apparently refers to standard plumbing units for these facilities, which hold both a sink and toilet.

AOC, Concentration Camps Aren't the Same Thing as Illegal Immigrant Holding Centers.  In America, authorities detain illegal immigrants in holding facilities, then send them back to their home countries.  Sometimes they're not even sent back, but scheduled for a court appearance and let out into the public, where they often disappear.  The illegal immigrants broke the laws of the U.S. by sneaking across the border. [...] They're not forced to work.  Nor are they awaiting mass execution.  They're soon released.  The camps are nothing like Nazi Germany's concentration camps, where people were treated brutally and often died.  No one is there to be used as forced labor or to be executed — or even kept there very long.  A senior ICE official compared detention centers for illegal immigrant families to "summer camps."

Ocasio-Cortez's attacks on Border Patrol are outrageous and based on lies.  As the president of the National Border Patrol Council, the union representing 16,000 Border Patrol agents, I am personally and professionally offended by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's outrageous, inflammatory and false claims about the dedicated law enforcement officers I represent.  Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., once again tweeted Tuesday to describe our detention facilities for illegal immigrants as "concentration camps" — absurdly comparing these facilities to the death camps run by the Nazis who murdered 6 million Jews and millions of others during World War II.  This is a horrible insult to the memories of the innocent men, women and children slaughtered by the Nazis, and to our Border Patrol agents — implying that our agents are no different from the Nazi butchers.  The outrageousness of this vicious slander is breathtaking — especially coming from a member of Congress.

Rep. Dan Crenshaw calls out Ocasio-Cortez as a liar on detainees drinking from toilets.  Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) continues to delight me with his common sense and honesty.  Yesterday [7/2/2019], he did not mince words, calling out Democrats for their game of deliberately denying resources to detention centers for illegals and then criticizing President Trump for the resulting conditions.  And he outright called Rep. Ocasio-Cortex a liar for her claim that detainees were forced to drink from toilets.

Hispanic pastors tour border facility lambasted by AOC and say they are 'shocked by misinformation'.  Rev. Samuel Rodriguez was "full of indignation" when he saw the reports and heard from politicians about the deplorable and inhumane conditions for illegal immigrants at an El Paso County, Texas migrant detention center.  But what he saw at the same facility toured by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. with a group of pastors was "drastically different."  The president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, the world's largest Hispanic Christian organization, and senior pastor of New Seasons Christian Worship Center in Sacramento shared his firsthand experience touring a migrant detention center during a press briefing Monday [7/1/2019].

Obama's DHS Secretary:  FYI, Cages or Whatever You Want to Call Them, Weren't Invented by Trump.  Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson gave the left another reality check over the weekend about detention centers on the southern border with Mexico.  "Chain link barriers, partitions, fences, cages, whatever you want to call them, were not invented on January 20, 2017, okay?" Johnson said during an interview at the Aspen Institute.  Johnson was asked about a photo taken in 2014.  It shows the former Secretary touring a border detention facility in Arizona when the unaccompanied minor and family unit crisis actually began.  Most of the media started paying attention to the issue, while expressing outrage over the Trump administration's response to it, only recently.

Democrats: Love and Aid for Illegal Migrants, Nothing for Americans.  Democrats promised aid and love for illegal migrants — but did not mention border protections or the concerns of ordinary Americans — during a raucous Monday [7/1/2019] visit to the Clint Border Patrol Station, just two miles from the Mexican border in Texas.  "This is about the preservation of our humanity, and this is about seeing every single person there as a member of your own family," Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley told protesters and the assembled media on Monday [7/1/2019].

The Editor says...
If someone breaks into my house, that doesn't make him a member of my family.  If someone sneaks into this country, that doesn't make him an American.  Baby-killing Socialists are in no position to preach about "the preservation of our humanity."

Many in media changing their tune on border 'crisis' after claiming it was 'manufactured'.  Media pundits and anchors seemingly switched gears in recent weeks and now consider the immigration problems at the southern border a "crisis," after months of downplaying the issue and blaming President Trump.  Recent reporting on the southern border has shown overcrowding of federal facilities, outbreaks of disease, issues with migrant children and general chaos — raising questions of ethics and legality regarding immigrant detention and processing.  Grabien News published a media montage earlier this week of various news figures and commentators from major networks minimizing the crisis and accusing Trump of being untruthful.

DNC Chair Perez Defends Health Care for Illegal Immigrants: 'This Is Not a Handout'.  On this weekend's broadcast of "Fox News Sunday," Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez defended the proposal of health care for immigrants who entered the United States illegally.  Thursday [6/27/2019] at the Democratic debate all ten candidates raised their hands when asked if they support health care for undocumented immigrants.  Perez said, "It's an insurance program, so you got to pay into it.  Immigrants, including undocumented immigrants, pay billions of dollars in taxes.  That is the reality."

The Editor says...
The reality is that many (if not most) illegal aliens have never been to a doctor, and when they get to the U.S., they consume far more than they contribute.  Moreover, I suspect they send far more money back to their home countries (from which they allegedly fled because their native countries were so awful) than they pay in taxes.

Democrat 2020 illegal immigration hysteria reaches new heights.  The madness kicked off with the question of what should be done to the thousands of people converging daily at the southern border.  Kamala Harris announced that she "will release children from cages."  John Hickenlooper expressed his utmost disbelief "that this country would sanction federal agents to take children from the arms of their parents, put them in cages, actually put them up for adoption[.]"  "This president, though, for immigrants, there is nothing he will not do to separate a family, cage a child," Eric Swalwell chimed in.  To anyone affected by amnesia, let it be known that the president signed an executive order last year that directed the Department of Homeland Security to keep families together after they were detained crossing the border illegally.

Tragic Photo Undermines Media Credibility on 'Manufactured Crisis' at Border.  Townhall put together a montage insisting not only that Trump had made up a "manufactured crisis" but outright lied that there was a crisis at the border in the first place.  The clip begins with CNN's Don Lemon asking:"This last ditch effort to persuade Americans that there is a crisis at the border - did it work?["] [...] In April, The Media Research Center's Bill D'Agostino put together a montage of media figures finally admitting that it was a crisis.  Over at Fox, Tucker Carlson put together his own montage of mainstream liberal media acolytes insisting as follows: [...] Doubtless there's more of this kind of utter wrong-headed frothing denial out there in the media.

Beto: Migrants Had 'No Choice' But to Come to U.S. Due to Climate Change.  2020 Democratic candidate and Congressman Beto O'Rourke told demonstrators outside the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children that the children from Central America "had no choice but to come here" because climate change had damaged their home countries.  He blamed rising temperatures for causing droughts, which made food supply scarce.  O'Rourke claimed these circumstance forced the people to come to the U.S. border and cross illegally.

The spoiled 'protected group' brats of America.  Illegal aliens are invited in by the millions.  This sets a precedent: come to America because our immigration laws don't mean a [...] thing.  When the border shelter is overcrowded, Americans are blamed for not providing posh beds to comfort the law-breakers, or enough toothpaste to ensure proper oral care for "the children" of non-citizens who initiate their American experience with non-compliance of legal statute.  Legal aliens from societies that best replicate a dark-ages mentality are dumped en masse into American cities and immediately begin a reign of terror in what looks like an attempt to recreate the conditions of their home country.

Confirmed: New Evidence Shows AOC Staged Photo-Op At Border Facility, & It's Revealing.  What better way to earn points with emotional lefties than to show up at the border and cry?  Make sure there's a cameraman nearby, though.  Otherwise, it won't count for much.

Barack Obama's ICE Chief:  Don't Blame Trump, 'Cages' For Illegals Were Built By Obama Administration.  The man who was the Obama administration's chief of removing illegal immigrants said on Wednesday that it was his boss, President Barack Obama, who had the idea of putting illegal immigrant children in the "cages" that Democrats have used as a bludgeon against President Trump.  Thomas Homan, Obama's executive associate director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement between May 2013 and January 2017, was responsible for "promoting public safety and national security by maintaining direct oversight of critical ICE programs and operations to identify, locate, arrest, detain and remove illegal aliens from the United States," according to his LinkedIn profile.

Obama Built The 'Cages' for Illegals, Not Trump, Says Obama ICE Chief.  It was only a few months ago that Democrats were dismissing the crisis at the border as manufactured by Trump, and now they're comparing migrant detention centers to concentration camps and blaming Trump for "putting kids in cages."  But for those still trying to blame President Trump, Barack Obama's former ICE chief, Thomas Homan, has a reality check for them.  Speaking at a conference hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies, Homan explained that the "cages" Democrats are blaming on Trump were the product of the Obama administration.

Rosie O'Donnell Claims 'Over 100,000' 'Concentration Camps' in U.S.  During an appearance on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Monday night [6/24/2019], former View co-host and left-wing conspiracy theorist Rosie O'Donnell not only defended outrageous comparisons of illegal immigration detention centers to "concentration camps," but she claimed that there were "over 100,000" camps spread across the United States.  Near the end of the show, Cohen helped promote a planned nationwide liberal protest of the Trump administration's immigration policy, teeing up O'Donnell:  "Rosie, you're going to be doing a vigil called Lights for Liberty, July 12th, demanding an end to the detention camps."  O'Donnell launched into a fact-free rant:  [Video clip]

A Viral Photo Of Children At Detention Facilities Got Blamed On Trump, Reality Tells A Different Story.  This is what, the 4th or 5th time a photo of kids at the border has gone viral that ended up not telling the real story?  In this case, the misleading was clearly intentional though, as you'll see.  A picture of children sleeping with aluminum thermal blankets on the floor of a CBP detention facility made the rounds this weekend.  It was posted by someone named Nancy Lee Grahn.  Apparently, I'm supposed to know who she is because she's on TV and has a blue check-mark, but admittedly, I've never heard of her.

The Editor says...
I don't watch TV any more, so I've never heard of her either.

Rep. Ilhan Omar defends AOC: 'There are camps and people are being concentrated'.  Rep. Ilhan Omar said she doesn't understand why Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling immigrant detention facilities "concentration camps" has been so controversial, seeing that people are "being concentrated" there.  "There are camps and people are being concentrated," Ms. Omar told The Rebel Media on Friday.  "This is very simple.  I don't even know why this is a controversial thing for her to say.  "We have to really, truthfully speak about what's taking place," the Minnesota Democrat said.  "And this is why it is really important for us to abolish [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] and make sure that we have an agency that is accountable to the people, that is dealing with the situation in a humane way.

Morning Joe calls Mike Pence a 'liar... who claims to be a Christian'.  This week's Liberal Media Scream features MSNBC Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough ripping the treatment of young illegal immigrants, comparing their situation to that of terrorist interrogation camps.  What's more, on his Monday [6/24/2019] show his co-host Mike Brzezinski slapped Vice President Mike Pence as "pathetic" while Scarborough sneered that the veep "claims to be a Christian."  Scarborough and Brzezinski held the Trump administration culpable for the treatment of children at the border.  Scarborough charged that children are "being treated like terrorists at an interrogation camp."

Ocasio-Cortez Showcases the Left's Reverse McCarthyism.  My grandmother spent World War II in a concentration camp in Transnistria.  Growing up in Israel, we were encouraged in school to ask our grandparents what it was like to live through the Holocaust, but my grandmother was always understandably sparse on the details. [...] Being raised with these stories, it's frustrating to see politicians like Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) make insulting comparisons between ICE detention centers and Nazi concentration camps.  To make such a comparison, you'd have to be an idiot who is clueless about history, or a vicious cynic who callously uses the experience of Holocaust survivors to score cheap political points.  Sometimes, it's difficult to tell into which category Ocasio-Cortez falls, but ultimately, it doesn't matter.

Mark Levin Lights Up Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Like a Christmas Tree at Chernobyl.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a nasty, stupid bigot.  Yet the media put her on their shoulders; they promote her and celebrate her.  They give her as much attention as possible.  They have created her, yet she's a nobody, she's a back-bencher from a heavily Democratic district, where she won the primary by a relatively few votes in a heavily Hispanic district.  She beat an old Pelosi ally, a white male, who did not choose to campaign very much.  And they treat this as some great event.  It's not a great event. [...] Now you and I are supposed to sit here and make some fine distinction between concentration camps and death camps in order to defend Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a buffoon who makes outrageous statements and is defended by low-lifes like Chris Hayes at MSNBC, among others. [...] We are not running "concentration camps" on our southern border.  Anywhere.  This kind of garbage used to be rejected as the insane ramblings of the kooks in our society.

The Dems' 2020 Election Strategy.  Record numbers to our South flock to our border and brazenly cross in, sometimes haplessly swimming across in a lake until our Coast Guard saves them from drowning, sometimes climbing over walls or contending with barbed wire, often first renting a child en route so they can claim "Family" and the "Flores Decree" — all in the desperate hope that, instead of being turned back whence they came, they will be permitted by our compassionate border guards to find food, shelter, medical care, and safety in one of our facilities that a former bartender cum laude with studies in international affairs, economics, and mixology calls "concentration camps."

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Effectively Accuses Obama of Running 'Concentration Camps'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has effectively compared President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler, and his administration to the Third Reich.  That's the logical consequence of her claim that detention facilities at the southern border are "concentration camps" — because the same facilities existed under Obama.  Breitbart News first broke the news in 2014 that large numbers of children were being "warehoused by authorities" after crossing the border illegally.  Few Democrats showed any concern, or criticized the Obama administration for its policies — even when photos emerged of children being detained in facilities where they had been separated from adults by chain-link fences.

No, Maintaining U.S. Borders Is Not The Same As Ethnic Cleansing.  Of course, the claim that conditions at U.S. border facilities are anything like Nazi concentration camps or Japanese American internment camps is absurd.  Detainees are not subjected to forced labor, malnutrition, or mass executions.  They also chose to enter these facilities by willingly coming to the United States and typically turning themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol, while obviously concentration camp inmates were forced to be there.  And while Japanese Americans and victims of the Third Reich had no option to leave, the 48,000 detainees in U.S. border facilities may opt for "voluntary departure" and return to their country of origin at any time.  But the more shameful flaw in Ocasio-Cortez' claim is not the contrast in conditions, it's the difference in why inmates are being detained.

Does Omar Need an English Lesson?  Nancy Pelosi has suggested that Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is not fully responsible for her own statements because she has a "different experience in the use of words."  It's possible, although Omar has lived in the U.S. since she was 13.  In any event, she seemingly does not know the meaning of the word "alien."  She tweeted today in response to President Trump: ["]No one is an 'alien.'  This is family separation on a massive scale.["] [...] Omar is simply wrong:  lots of people are aliens.  An alien is someone who is not a citizen.  An illegal alien, which Trump referred to, is an alien who is present in the country illegally.

MSNBC guest:  What Trump administration is doing at the border 'very cleanly' matches concentration camps.  Andrea Pitzer, author of One Long Night:  A Global History of Concentration Camps, agreed with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's comparing U.S. immigration detention centers to the concentration camps Nazi Germany used during World War II.

AOC: I didn't say 'Nazi' concentration camps (or did I?).  When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called detention centers "concentration camps" was she making a reference to the Nazis or not?  I think it's clear she was, given that she used the phase "never again" and referred to President Trump as a "fascist."  You can't combine all three of those things and then act shocked when people conclude you meant "Nazis."  And yet, that's exactly what a majority of AOC's fans have been doing, i.e. pretending she was referring to "concentration camps" generically.  Lots of people defending her cited the use of camps during the Boer War as an example.  Yesterday [6/19/2019], Chuck Todd criticized AOC for comparing the centers to Nazi concentration camps.

Media Scramble to Protect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from Holocaust Lie.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is lying about how she compared our migrant detention camps on the Southern border to the Holocaust, and to the surprise of no one, fake news outlets like CNN, MSNBC, and the Washington Post are covering for her with their own lies.  CNN is even trying to explain how Auschwitz wasn't all that bad.  On Monday [6/17/2019], Ocasio-Crazy, probably from that luxury apartment of hers, filmed a video that compared American migrant camps to "concentration camps."

Do Democrats Believe This Or Are They Trying to Get President Trump Shot?  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is actually not doing anything to improve the situation at the border except telling everyone the President is running concentration camps and insisting she is serious.  If the congresswoman actually believes the President is a danger who will be re-elected without impeachment, it sounds like her fall back strategy is to try to get the man shot by hoping to inspire the next James Hodgkinson.I cannot emphasize enough that if Donald Trump accused a Democrat of running concentration camps or, frankly, if any elected Republican had made those claims against Barack Obama, the media would be all over the person saying such a thing and insisting they were trying to incite violence against President Obama.

Ocasio-Cortez Explodes After Cheney Correctly States Horrors Of Holocaust.  Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) sought to deflect attention from her "concentration camp" remarks on Tuesday by feigning outrage at Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) after Cheney correctly stated the horrors of the Holocaust.  Cheney blasted Ocasio-Cortez early on Tuesday after Ocasio-Cortez falsely claimed in a late night Instagram live video on Monday that the Trump administration was operating "concentration camps" on the southern border.

Ocasio-Cortez Caught Lying While Defending Her 'Concentration Camp' Comments.  Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) doubled down on her egregious comparison of the Trump administration's use of detention facilities on the southern border to concentration camps and the Holocaust. [...] Ocasio-Cortez's attempt to suggest that she was not implying that detention camps on the southern border were the same thing as concentration camps during WWII is a lie.  It's a lie because in her video she made distinctions between concentration camps and the internment camps used during the war and she invoked "Never Again," which specifically refers to the Holocaust.

AOC compares border crisis to Nazi Germany as the US gives free healthcare to illegal immigrants.  Because freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., once said that "a very, very long time ago" she had Jews in her family, I'm assuming it's culturally fine for her to make Holocaust comparisons as she sees fit.  But are we allowed to call her an airhead for effectively accusing U.S. Border Patrol agents, which are currently breaking their backs to to save dying Central Americans, of functioning like Nazis?

'I don't use those words lightly': AOC compares US southern border to the Holocaust.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused U.S. immigration officials of running "concentration camps" on the U.S. southern border.  Ocasio-Cortez spoke to her followers on Instagram in another one of her live, unscripted videos on Monday evening [6/17/2019].  The New York Democrat said current U.S. immigration policy rivals the Nazi's treatment of Jews and other prisoners in World War II.  "The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are.  They are concentration camps," Ocasio-Cortez said.

Harris, Booker Accuse CBP Of Human Rights Abuses, Completely Misconstrue Facts Of The Situation.  Under President Trump, we've seen a new trend emerge involving the coverage of illegal immigration.  When former President Obama was around, children being separated under the Flores Agreement nary warranted a mention in the press.  Illegal immigrants dying in CBP custody wouldn't even make the local news.  Unaccompanied minors being held at Fort Sill never made a CNN headline while Obama was in office.  Things are completely different today though.  Every single negative event that can be spun from the border is now headline news, even when it's clear that it isn't the fault of immigration officials.  Nine times out of ten, further research tells a much different story than what politicians and the media are presenting, but by that point, it doesn't matter.  The false perception has already become part of the public conscious.

The Open Border Extremists.  The Dems are committed to an extreme open borders position.  The Dems' refusal to consider any legislation to stop the flow of illegal immigration across our southern border was, to their outrage, end-run by the president in his deal with Mexico last week. [...] The Dems insist that there is no national emergency at our southern border despite the facts.  According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, by the end of May there were 676,315 illegals apprehended there this year, over 144,000 in May alone.  More than one million illegals are expected to cross our border with Mexico this year.

Whoopi Ties D-Day to Illegal Immigrants: 'We fought For Right to Help People From Other Countries!'.  Sometimes you really have to wonder if the hosts of The View actually listen to anything coming out of their mouths.  On Thursday's show alone, the hosts politicized D-Day numerous times, connecting it to gay pride month in one segment, and in another segment, tying it to the southern border crisis.  In that latter segment, co-hosts Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin raged at the "illegal" and "despicable" funding cuts to recreational programs for illegal alien minors at the border, while Whoopi Goldberg claimed our soldiers died fighting in Normandy so we could take care of illegal alien kids.

You've already lost the immigration battle if you say this.  Conditioned responses are funny things.  One of them, the statement that they're "probably all nice people" — oft used when discussing illegal migrants — is also a dangerous thing. [...] "Nice" is irrelevant.  Nice doesn't save civilization.  Nice never won a war, hot or cold, actual or cultural.  Theological correctness informs that man is good by nature — though that nature is fallen — because he was made by God and for God.  Reflecting this, most people want to do good, though often don't know what good is.  "Nice" is not unique.  And it's neither good nor nice to invite into our midst people who, well intentioned or not, will irrevocably alter our culture for the worse, transforming our land into something more closely resembling what they left.  Relevant here is that 70 to 90-plus percent of these illegals, not to mention the same percentage of (legal) immigrants, vote for leftists upon being naturalized (and sometimes before). Why do you think the Democrats want them here?  Because they're "nice"?  So let's stop with the nice-illegals qualifier.  It doesn't matter if they're nice — only that they're here and not where they're supposed to be:  at home, [...]

Ilhan Omar Accuses US of Atrocities on Border.  Following the smear by Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL) that the Border Patrol is intentionally killing migrant children, fellow freshman Democrat leftist Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN) accused the United States of committing atrocities on the border.

The truth about the 10-year-old migrant who died in US custody.  Tonight [5/22/2019] Debbie Wasserman Schultz retweeted a CBS article entitled "A 10-year-old migrant girl died last year in government care, officials acknowledge".  Her response to the article was "Heartbreaking and unacceptable."  [...] By saying "unacceptable" she makes it sound like the US was at fault for this migrant's death, but that's not true at all.

Pelosi Blames Trump Admin for Children Dying after Crossing US Border.  Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday [5/23/2019] blamed the Trump administration for the deaths of six children who died after crossing into the United States illegally after crossing a cartel-infested Mexican desert.

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Mizz Pelosi is one of America's foremost advocates of unrestricted fetal homicide, so it's obvious she doesn't care about dying children.

Right out of the gate, Beto goes low.  The guy with the skateboard was not at all above board at CNN's town hall appearance on Tuesday night.  The very first question dealt with restoring "global leadership" post-Trump and Beto O'Rourke swung away at the current president, unhindered by facts or the toxicity of his words.  He claimed Trump described immigrants who come to the United States as "rapists and criminals."  At no point has President Trump made such a blanket declaration of all immigrants.  He has rightly noted that there are rapists and criminals coming over the borders.

Beto O'Rourke peddles false claim that Trump called asylum-seekers 'animals'.  Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, a candidate for the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination, used a televised town hall event Tuesday night to spread the debunked claim that President Trump called asylum-seekers "animals."  The remarks from the former congressman from El Paso, Texas, came in response to the first question during the CNN event, which took place in Des Moines, Iowa, capital of the state where the first caucuses of next year's election season will be held.

Three lies the left needs to stop telling.  Lie number two is that there is no crisis at our southern border.  "It's fabricated," says the left.  Donald Trump has "manufactured this crisis."  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Not only are we being overrun by thousands of people who are arriving with no documentation to prove who they are, but much worse, we are turning a blind eye to human trafficking — right here at home.  In fact, we may actually be facilitating it by incentivizing migrants to arrive with children.  If people arrive in a "family unit," they are processed differently and given priority entry.  Without documentation, we have to take the word of the child and the "parent" as to their identity, although a few select border control crossings are starting to use DNA testing to determine a familial connection.  Who knows how many children have been taken from their families and used by smugglers to walk with unrelated adults across the border and then taken right back to Mexico in order to be used by the next smuggler.  We may be complicit in the very act we accuse countries all around the world of wrongly engaging in.

Fake Illegal Alien Families.  Remember Time magazine's fake-news "Crying Girl," promoted in June 2018 as a global symbol of Trump's heartless "zero tolerance" stance?  Two-year-old Yanela Sanchez was never separated from her mother.  In fact, she had been dragged across the border unbeknownst to and against the wishes of her father back in Honduras.  He obliterated the "all migrants are simply escaping persecution and violence" narrative by revealing that he had a "good job" and the family's life was "fine."  He "never got the chance to say goodbye" to his daughter before his wife paid a coyote $6,000 to bring them to the U.S.  Yanela's mother, who now bides her time awaiting an immigration-court hearing in migrant housing in Washington, D.C. (most likely subsidized by you and me), abandoned her husband and three other children for a chance to win in the asylum-fraud lottery.  She made the decision to tear her own family apart, not Trump.

Dan Crenshaw shuts down 'The View' divas' false arguments, one right after the other.  On Monday, Rep. Dan Crenshaw went up against several of the divas on "The View" on such topics as anti-semitism, Ilhan Omar, and President Trump.  On the border crisis, Crenshaw said, "Every country has the right to own its own sovereignty.  Every country has the right to manage who comes in and out of those borders.  And right now, it feels as though the United States does not have that right ... We have no effective control over our border right now."  He was asked about the President's proposal to charge a fee for seeking asylum.  "Those illegal immigrants are already paying a fee, he said.  "They pay a fee to the Mexican drug cartels — they have to.  Mexican drug cartels have complete operational control of our southern border."  Crenshaw also said that most immigrants "don't have a valid asylum claim" once border control receives their documentation.

With Democrats drunkenly denying a border crisis, NYT attempts an intervention.  The New York Times is trying to get Democrats to admit they have a problem on the U.S.'s southern border and is now calling for funds to be appropriated for detention beds. [...] The authors are calling for cash for better detention facilities to accommodate all the illegal border-crossers, which sounds like a downwind patch-up solution to the far more effective ones that House Democrats could do without appropriating any money — such as by reducing the incentives to emigrate illegally by reforming loopholes in U.S. asylum law.

The Democrats Are Humanitarian Frauds on the Border.  The evidence that Democrats are now an unapologetically open borders party is piling up, and Republicans need to start calling them on it.  From opposing expanded detention facilities, actively blocking legislation to fix family separation policies, and even voting against legislation that would prohibit illegal immigrants from voting, it's becoming abundantly clear what Democrats want out of U.S. immigration policy: open borders, new voters, and a system that never actually gets fixed, so they can use it as a cudgel against Republicans.

Beto O'Rourke describes illegal immigration as 'modern-day bondage'.  Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke suggested illegal immigrants were akin to slaves during his Saturday afternoon remarks to the Service Employees International Union.  "[With] Immigration.  Millions [are] living in the shadows, working some of the toughest jobs, lucky to make a minimum wage.  Some not even making that," O'Rourke told the audience of roughly 200 labor union members, organizers, and activists at Las Vegas' Enclave venue.  "Kept in modern-day bondage, their immigration status used as leverage to keep them down from fully participating in this country's success."

The Terrorist Caucus In The House.  Representative Ilhan Omar is a Minnesota Democrat who has been in Congress four months and, courtesy of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where she has privileged access to classified American secrets.  Omar recently caused a stir — one of many that have made her a focus of national attention — by describing the attack on America on 9/11, as an attack on Muslims.  The 9/11 attack — the worst by foreigners on American soil since the British burned the White House in 1814 — was in fact the work of Islamic supremacists engaged in a global jihad or "holy war."  This war had been unilaterally declared on America — "the land of Jews and Crusaders" — by Osama bin Laden and his terrorist army, al-Qaeda three years earlier.  Omar's reference to the tragedy that befell Americans in September 2001 was revealing in itself.  She prefaced it by complaining that Muslims in America were "second class citizens" who were denied the civil liberties afforded to other ethnic and religious groups.  This was one of many lies in her brief comments.

Beto O'Rourke's 3 Lies That Will Cost Him the Election.  [#1] Trump Hates Immigrants:  President Trump hates immigrants is a common narrative spread by the mainstream media and Democrats, and Beto is showing no creativity in retelling it.  The difference between his claim and most others is that he made the mistake of getting specific.  In so doing, he gave honest people the means to debunk his claim.  According to Beto, Trump called immigrants an "infestation" and referred to them as animals.  This is a thoroughly debunked distortion of the truth.  There's video of this quote, and when you watch the whole thing — as opposed to the deceptively edited, mainstream media version — you see that President Trump was not referring to immigrants in general.  He was responding to a question about MS-13.  Keep in mind that this is a gang that operates under the motto of "kill, rape, control."  Harsh language seems appropriate.  Even without this specific misquote, the notion that our President hates immigrants is overwhelmingly ignorant.

The U.S. Is Not 'Too Empty' or 'In Dire Need of New Faces', as the N.Y. Times Puts It.  Part of the usually on-target "The Upshot" team at the New York Times wrote a long piece about the "decline of the work force" and the supposedly related "dire need" for more immigrants. [...] Yes, America is getting a little older; and, yes, birth rates have fallen; and, yes, happily, the published unemployment rate is down, but the whole thrust of the article was a sensed need for more immigrants to fill those empty jobs.  It was if there were no other ways of expanding the work force without adding to our already high rates of legal and illegal immigration.  And, from their cozy perch on Manhattan's West Side, there was no indication that the writers sensed that there are huge benefits for the powerless in tighter labor markets.

Mainstream media outlets change their tune on border crisis amid illegal immigration surge.  Months after repeatedly dismissing and mocking President Trump's claim of a national emergency at the Southern U.S. border, the mainstream media are grappling with reality, with no less than The New York Times declaring the border crisis at "breaking point."  Yet as recently as February, a New York Times fact-checker of Trump's State of the Union speech tweeted:  "President Trump described illegal border crossings as a 'urgent national crisis.'  This is false."

Democrats and toxic media at their worst.  The left and its compliant media are willfully reporting false news to the American people.  Whether it is a symptom of mass hysteria that is the genesis for this confirmation bias-style reporting or an intentional maneuver to spread anti-Trump propaganda, its effect is toxic and pernicious.  The report comes in the form of a tweet making its way through the Twitter-sphere in which a user named Mark Elliott has posted a video of Donald Trump who he contends is referring to migrants at the border as "animals." [...] The president's words were clearly relating to the murderous gang MS-13 and not innocent migrants.  The exchange first became a controversy last year when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi mischaracterized the remarks.

Media exaggerate impact of US-Mexico border closure.  Let's hope that President Trump's "one-year warning" issued to Mexico Thursday to halt the flood of illegal drugs and migrants entering the U.S. — or face a border closure and new tariffs — will influence Mexico to make some real changes.  Unfortunately, the media's continual exaggerations of the dangers of closing the border may give Mexico the idea that the U.S. lacks the willpower to carry through on the president's threat.  If Mexican leaders conclude Trump is bluffing, there will be little reason for them to change their behavior.

AOC ripped by Obama-era Border Patrol chief for 'reckless' rhetoric.  Former U.S. Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan says he must "restrain" himself while addressing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's claim that agents "cage children at the border and inject them with drugs" out of "hatred."  The Obama-era official sat down with Fox News' Tucker Carlson Thursday evening [4/4/2019] when a recent Instagram Live post by the New York Democrat was addressed.  "I'm not trying to cage children at the border and inject them with drugs.  That's not a mistake, that's just hatred," Ms. Ocasio-Cortez told supporters on social media.  Mr. Morgan, who spoke to lawmakers this week on the border crisis, blasted Ms. Ocasio-Cortez for "reckless and irresponsible" rhetoric.

Beto O'Rourke:  Amnesty for Illegal Aliens Will Make Angel Families 'Demonstrably Safer' in U.S..  Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX), a 2020 Democrat presidential candidate, says giving amnesty to all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens will make American citizens — and specifically, the Angel Families who have lost loved ones to illegal alien crime — "demonstrably safer" in the United States.  During a town hall in Iowa this week, O'Rourke was asked about the thousands of Angel Families who have lost children, parents, grandparents, relatives, and friends to crimes committed by illegal aliens living in the U.S.

How Climate Change Is Fuelling the U.S. Border Crisis.  [Scroll down]  "It was about six years ago that things started to change," he said.  Climentoro had always been poor.  Residents depended on the few crops that could survive at an elevation of more than nine thousand feet, harvesting maize to feed their families and selling potatoes for a small profit.  But, [Feliciano] Pérez said, the changing climate was wiping out the region's crops.  "In the higher part of town, there have been more frosts than there used to be, and they kill an entire harvest in one fell swoop," he said.  "In the lower part of Climentoro, there's been much less rain and new sorts of pests."  He added, "Farmers have been abandoning their land."

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What percentage of the world's population attempts to live at elevations above 9,000 feet?  At that height, one would be far more susceptible to changes in the weather.  This article in the liberal New Yorker has an odor of ventriloquist journalism about it.  This farmer probably has good years and bad years, and doesn't care that much, but then a reporter shows up to tell him about Global Warming, and suddenly he's a fountain of tabloid sound bites.

Pelosi: Asking People if They Are Citizens Serves 'No Legitimate Government Objective'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) put out a statement Monday [4/1/2019] supporting an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives arguing that the Census Bureau should not be permitted to ask people in the 2020 census whether they are citizens of the United States. [...] "The Department of Commerce's proposed citizenship question[] is both unlawful and unconstitutional, violating the Census Act as well as the clear constitutional mandate of an 'actual Enumeration' of the people in our country in a way that is accurate and nonpartisan," Pelosi said.  "This question, by the Commerce Department's own calculations, would reduce the accuracy of the 2020 decennial Census, while providing no legitimate government objective."  "Instead," Pelosi said, "it would inject fear and distrust into our most vulnerable communities, potentially making traditionally undercounted communities even further under-represented, financially excluded and left behind."

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A non-citizen is entitled to less consideration and privilege than a second-class citizen.  There are no "undercounted communities."  It is not unreasonable to survey the population looking for illegal aliens.  Illegal aliens should be under-represented in Congress.  They are not supposed to be represented at all.  That's what this whole issue is about.

Media ignore border debacle to feed us avocado stories.  Here at the Mexican border in San Diego, the local television press is always looking for ways to Get Trump.  The illegal immigrant sob stories aren't working all that much anymore.  So now they're reporting on President Trump's threatened border shutdown over it as a matter of the price of avocados in San Diego. [...] Obviously, the intent is to create a unified voice to whip up opposition to Trump's vow to shut the U.S.-Mexican border on public hysteria grounds, supposedly because we San Diegans just can't possibly live without our guac and margaritas, we're too la-la over here, and someone messing with our avocado supply should be enough to trigger the fury of Surfer Dude Nation.

Robert Francis 'Beto' O'Rourke:  El Paso Safe Because of Immigrants, Asylum Seekers.  Former Rep. Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke (D-TX) on Saturday formally kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign, declaring at a rally in El Paso, Texas, that immigrants and asylum seekers make the border town safe.

Press was wrong on Mueller, just like it was wrong on the border.  RussiaGate crashed like a lead (or misled) balloon because it was never about anything other than stopping President Donald Trump.  The press pushed the Russian Collusion Delusion because they weren't reporting.  They were crafting a narrative.  It's the same strategy they used to blast border security.  And it's just as dishonest.  In print, online and on TV, the news media has pounded the idea that there is no border crisis.  There was little difference in coverage between openly liberal organizations and the traditional outlets.  Far left Mother Jones wrote in January:  "There Is No Crisis on the Southern Border.  None."  Liberal HuffPost declared, "Trump's Border Crisis Is A Myth."  Never Trump conservative Max Boot called it a "faux crisis," in a piece for The Washington Post.  Forbes ran two op-eds in a week from Stuart Anderson, executive director of the National Foundation for American Policy, pretending, "There Is No Border Crisis."

Border Patrol Agents Harassed By Arizona Students: 'Murder Patrol,' 'Extension Of KKK'.  On Tuesday, two border patrol agents were harassed by students at the University of Arizona during an event intended to allow criminal justice majors to hear from law enforcement agents.  The agents were invited by the school's Criminal Justice Association, which hosted agents from both the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Homeland Securities Investigations (HSI) wing of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in previous meetings.

Nancy Pelosi:  New Immigrants Must Not Have Their Votes Suppressed.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the United States must not suppress the vote of newly arrived legal immigrants — including those foreign nationals who arrive en masse at the U.S.-Mexico border.  During a press conference in Austin, Texas this week, Pelosi admitted that the goal for the country's mass illegal and legal immigration system is to ensure the more than 1.5 million new arrivals who come to the U.S. every year are on the voter rolls.  Pelosi added that it is immigrants, not American citizens, who make the nation "more American."

NYT Says Border at 'Breaking Point' 1 Month After 'Fact Check' Claimed No Emergency.  One month after claiming there is "no emergency" at the border, the far-left New York Times now concedes the border is at a "breaking point."  In real time, as President Trump gave his State of the Union speech last month, the Times branded the president a liar over his claim that there is an "urgent national crisis" at our border.

Fact-Check: Former Immigration Judge Debunks 5 Claims in Democrats' Border Wall Lawsuit.  Art Arthur, a resident fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and former immigration judge, referred to a federal lawsuit filed against President Donald Trump by California and 14 other states over the president's declaration of a national emergency and plans to redirect federal funds for border wall construction as "political theater."

The 5 Biggest Widely Accepted Lies in Politics.  [#1]  Immigration benefits America:  If you said, "Law-abiding immigrants who assimilate into the culture and add to the tax base benefit America," I could not agree more.  However, that's not an apt description of American immigration anymore.  Illegals certainly aren't law-abiding and immigrants are no longer strongly encouraged to assimilate into our culture, although some do anyway.  Moreover, the MAJORITY of immigrant families are on the dole in some way, shape, or form.  According to the Center for Immigration Studies, "In 2014, 63 percent of households headed by a non-citizen reported that they used at least one welfare program, compared to 35 percent of native-headed households."  How does allowing people into the United States who leech off the citizens who are already here benefit the country?  Could we design an immigration system that benefits the United States?  Absolutely, but the one we have isn't it and, in fact, if we stopped all immigration except for those marrying into American families for the foreseeable future, the country would be better off than if we continue what we're doing.

Ocasio Cortez Gets Weepy As She Calls For The Abolition Of ICE And Says America Belongs To Illegal Immigrants.  [Scroll down]  Some thoughts here.  There is no "right of human mobility."  That is [false] on its face.  ICE is heavily policed internally and by a brigade of leftwing, anti-American lawyers who actively try to create cases to damage the ability of ICE to operate.  She is standing on "native land," alright.  Native American, not American Indian or First Nations or Indigenous Peoples or whatever we're calling them this week.  It is the native land of people who settled this land and who brought forth from wilderness a civilization that is the envy of the world.  To paraphrase someone, "you didn't build this."  Sorry about the Indians losing their land and all, but if you want to see what happens when you allow untrammeled illegal immigration just look to their example and tell me again why it's a great idea.  Even were I to agree that someone other than American citizens, of all races and ethnic extractions, had a call on this land, her claim that Hispanics are descendants of "natives peoples" is [false].  Latin American Hispanics have a wide variety of ethnic mixes (Mexico recognized 16 different racial classes) and their ancestry does not give them any unique rights to enter my country.  In fact, they have exactly the same claim to being allowed to live in the United States as they do to being allowed to live in Spain, or I do to living in England, based on their ancestry.

Chris Cuomo:  Republicans Want Illegals to Kill Americans Because It's 'Convenient'.  Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida appeared on Cuomo Prime Time Thursday evening [2/7/2019] to give his side of the story, after CNN spent all day demonizing him as trying to throw out a Parkland victim's father at a judiciary hearing about illegal immigration.  Gaetz slammed CNN of deceptively editing the encounter and the heated conversation culminated in Cuomo losing his cool, accusing Republicans of wanting dead Americans due to illegal alien violence.  After playing the video clip of the hearing, Gaetz explained that the father was being extremely disruptive and intimidating the fellow victims in the room and that is why he asked the chairman what the protocol was when someone was being repeatedly disruptive.  Cuomo took issue with Gaetz's argument that a lot of gun violence could be prevented by better border security, because it would stop illegal aliens from committing these type of violent crimes.

Ocasio-Cortez: Latinos Can't Be Illegals Because They're 'Descendants of Native People'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Thursday [2/7/2019] criticized U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and argued in support of undocumented Latinos in the United States, saying the latter cannot be "criminalized" on "Native" U.S. land because they are "descendants of Native people."  The self-described Democratic socialist spoke on Thursday alongside several liberal groups, including MoveOn and United We Dream, a pro-immigration group that calls for ICE to be abolished.  She repeatedly slammed ICE, claiming it "repeatedly and systematically violates human rights."

CNN Segment Tries To Paint Border Crisis As Hollywood Fiction.  CNN reporters compared the southern border crisis to Hollywood fiction on "New Day" Wednesday [1/30/2019] and played clips from the 2018 film "Sicario:  Day of the Soldado" to illustrate their point.  CNN correspondent Miguel Marquez narrated the piece, which intertwined clips of cartel violence from the film with news headlines and immigration soundbites from President Donald Trump.  The chyron read:  "Are Trump's Border Claims Hollywood Fantasy?"

Amazing how local media keep doing their job over the wall, the caravan, and the border, wrecking the Democrat 'narrative'.  The wall and migrant caravan "narrative" being promoted in Washington by the mainstream press is being repeatedly blown apart by good old-fashioned shoe-leather reporting in the local (and kind of lefty) San Diego presses, and it's starting to get noticeable.  The latest such instance, which I will write about soon, showed public and listener-supported broadcaster KPBS reporting that U.S. far leftists from other parts of the country are rolling into Tijuana, Sandalista-style, and egging on caravan migrants to illegally storm the U.S. border, which the migrants themselves wouldn't otherwise do, while local Tijuana NGOs are expressing disgust.  The mainstream press narrative has been to repeat the false claims of such activists that the migrants are just running for their lives from gangs as they border-storm and sneak in, and that the U.S. is "heartless" not to accommodate them.  Nope, not with that report.  Kudos to KPBS for getting the truth out.

Walls are Immoral'.  When Nancy Pelosi intoned that "walls are immoral," she was not basing this contention on an analysis of moral permissibility. [...] [I]t is easy to see that it's perfectly okay to install a physical barrier for purposes of preventing unauthorized or illegal entry, which is why such are installed.  This can be a door with a lock or a gated fence around a property.  Try getting homeowners' insurance without a front door.  Does Nancy Pelosi's house have a front door?

The Left, the Wall, and the Truth.  Do Schumer and Pelosi and all these other Democrats regard fencing as effective, but a wall as ineffective?  Do Democrats deny that Israel's barrier has virtually ended Palestinian terrorism?  Do they believe Turkey's just-built 500-mile wall across nearly its entire border with Syria will be ineffective?  Do they know about the effective walls/barriers between the Turkish- and Greek-controlled areas in Cyprus; between Hungary and Serbia and Croatia; Morocco and Algeria; India and Pakistan; and elsewhere?  As for the Democrats and others on the left declaring a wall "immoral," it is difficult to know which is preferable:  that they are living in delusion or lying.  On what grounds is it "immoral"?  They never say.  Is there a Democrat or leftist who regards walls or other physical barriers surrounding homes or communities as immoral?  One doubts it.  For one thing, many of them live behind a physical barrier.  So, then, why isn't a physical barrier that protects America equally moral?  The only possible answers are that these people don't really regard America as their home or they are lying about a wall being immoral.  So why all the lies?  Because lies are effective in achieving left-wing goals.

Twenty Things You Probably Didn't Know about Kamala Harris.  [#6] In her first speech on the Senate floor, Harris declared, "An undocumented immigrant is not a criminal."  She later avowed the belief that illegal immigration is "a civil violation, not a crime."  This classification applies to only a portion of those in the country without permission.  First, entering the country illegally has criminal penalties.  Overstaying a visa is considered a civil violation, not a criminal one, with deportation as the appropriate penalty.  But reentry without permission after deportation is a crime, as is, in most cases, working in the United States without legal residency, since it almost always involves some falsification of documents or lying on work forms under penalty of perjury.

Anonymous Twitter Guy Turns Out To Be Better Reporter Than Jim Acosta.  An anonymous Twitter user spent his Friday night [1/11/2019] absolutely dismembering the border diary of CNN's Jim Acosta.  Acosta, for his part, spent Thursday filing short video diaries from McAllen, Texas. [...] His last video, shot by a portion of the border with no fence, was seemingly a direct response to President Donald Trump's criticism.  As if to make the idea of border security seem like a joke, Acosta playfully pointed out a shuffleboard court adjacent from the US border. [...] For a Twitter user going by the handle "Techno Fog," enough was enough.  Either Acosta didn't know, or he chose not to say, that the waterfront town he was reporting from is basically a Border Patrol firm base with a geographically advantageous position.

Brandon Darby:  Propaganda About Border Mostly from Mainstream Media.  Many mainstream news outlets appear to be purposely and dishonestly overlooking key facts about the U.S.-Mexico border region in order to push a false narrative about a safe border.  Breitbart Border and Cartel Chronicles Director Brandon Darby took on the recent reporting by CNN's Jim Acosta and some social media postings by Texas Democrat Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke, where they try to claim the border is safe.

Democrats' Big Lie on the Border Wall — Yet They're Winning.  There was a lot Trump could have done in his speech to prove that the Dems are intransigent and totally wrong-headed.  Their opposition to the wall — and unconcern about the government partial shutdown — are based on a string of lies and half-truths centering on their claim that they favor border security and oppose the wall because it's "immoral" (as Speaker Pelosi has said) and "medieval" as other Dems have said.  The Dems' insist that they are for border security but only want to provide it with "technology" and added personnel for the Border Patrol.  That is the Big Lie on which their refusal to fund the border wall is based and why government shutdown continues.

If President Trump were really a racist or a Nazi, then please explain these facts.  It's amazing how the Dem politicians and media anchors keep a straight face every time they use the phrase, "this country was built by immigrants' to condemn President Trump's war against illegals invading our borders.  These anti-Trump demagogues absolutely refuse to use the word illegal instead use the euphemistic term 'undocumented.'  Sorry, but this great country of ours was built by settlers and legal immigrants from all over the world who wanted to become citizens.  Those massing at the border today are nothing but invaders seeking to take advantage of whatever benefits they can con out of misguided communities that have forgotten the obligation they have to Americans already here.

All the technology in the world will not stop illegal immigrants.  President Trump is right when he argues that drones and technology are not sufficient to stop illegal immigration.  Of course, our border patrol forces armed with technology and drones are a lethal force but that combination alone cannot totally prevent illegal immigrants or hostile forces from entering the United States.  By way of example, as a commander in operational combat zones in Kosovo and Afghanistan, I had thousands of troops and the latest technology arrayed along the borders with Macedonia and Pakistan, respectively.  Despite having the best soldiers in the world and the most advanced technology, we still couldn't completely stop enemy infiltration.

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Infiltration by enemy soldiers is not the issue at the border between Mexico and the U.S.  Enemy soldiers could probably get through a steel fence or a wall, using a tank or a howitzer.  The border wall / fence is needed to keep freeloading peasants from wandering in, giving birth, spreading diseases that we though we'd eliminated, signing up for food stamps, demanding citizenship, and voting for Democrats.

Trump Has the Democrats Cornered.  No sooner had the Democrats taken back the majority in the House of Representatives than they proved their harshest critics correct — the party no longer concerns itself with the interests of the American people.  And by refusing to provide a dime for a physical barrier on our border, they did it in the starkest terms possible.  Led by far-left Nancy Pelosi, who held off a challenge to her leadership from the even farther left, the House Democrats promptly put themselves in the position of being seen taking the side of foreigners entering the country illegally over the security and economic prosperity of American citizens.  They reduced themselves to the absurd position that "walls don't work."

Soros-Tied Hillary Alumni Group Raising Funds to Challenge Trump's 'Racist Wall' in Courts.  Demand Justice, an organization founded by former members of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and associated with a "social welfare organization" financed by billionaire activist George Soros, is raising money for an eventual court fight against what the group describes as President Trump's proposed "racist, unnecessary wall."

NBC's myth of sawing through the wall.  NBC reporters showed they know as much about saws as they do AR-15s.  The network reported, "President Donald Trump has repeatedly advocated for a steel slat design for his border wall, which he described as 'absolutely critical to border security' in his Oval Office address to the nation Tuesday.  But Department of Homeland Security testing of a steel slat prototype proved it could be cut through with a saw, according to a report by DHS.  I seriously doubt Homeland Security said they sawed through the steel.

There Is a Pony in the Mueller Heap of Dung.  [Scroll down]  Nevertheless, thirty House Democrats left town to travel by chartered plane to Puerto Rico with 109 lobbyists for a weekend winter retreat.  And Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who argued that the wall is unnecessary and immoral, is now absurdly arguing that the wall won't work because people can tunnel under it.

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Wholesale drug traffic may pass through tunnels under the wall; however, the average Mexican peasant, trying to make it across the border so he can sign up for food stamps, will be stopped cold.  The Mexican Army's best might be able to scale a 30-foot wall and deal with the razor wire, but pregnant Junaita won't even try.  Then the word will spread to the south and the teeming masses will simply stay home and make the best of their situation.

NYT Uses Tiny New Mexico Town to Claim There's No Border Crisis.  Somewhere along the United States' 2,000-mile border with Mexico is a town unconcerned by what President Donald Trump has called a border "crisis," and the New York Times is on it.  "On the Border, Little Enthusiasm for a Wall: 'We Have Other Problems That Need Fixing,'" the Times reported.  The source for this claim is not polling data, but rather interviews primarily with residents of the tiny town of Columbus, N.M.  Columbus is home to residents who see little issue with their proximity to the border.  The Times identified at least one citizen who seemed to wish there were more illegal immigration, not less.

Yes, There Is A Crisis At The Border — The Numbers Show It.  As soon as the words "growing humanitarian and security crisis at our Southern border" left Trump's lips in his Oval Office address this week, Democrats and media "fact-checkers" were trying to dispel it as a deliberate lie.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Trump "must stop manufacturing a crisis, and must reopen the government."  NPR's "fact check" — like countless others — dismissed Trump's claim as false because "illegal border crossings in the most recent fiscal year (ending in September 2018) were actually lower than in either 2016 or 2014."  What they aren't telling you is border patrol agents apprehended more than 100,000 people trying to enter the country illegally in just October and November of last year.  Or that that number is way up from the same two months the year before.

Media Throw Everything at Wall to See What Sticks.  All we're getting from the media on immigration is an avalanche of lies, neurotically repeated by people citing one another:  Polls show Americans don't want a wall!  We're a nation of immigrants!  Immigrants commit less crime than the native born!  Studies show:  Black Americans are NOT hurt by illegal immigration.  Every one of these claims is a lie, as demonstrated in my book "Adios, America!"

If Democrats Honestly Cared About Border Security, They Would Not Support Sanctuary Cities.  [Scroll down]  Just ask yourself:  Side by side with their opposition to a wall, why do they also support Sanctuary Cities and Sanctuary States?  If they truly are so concerned about protecting the public against the infiltration of Illegals into our midst, why do they seek to prevent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from receiving the information and tools ICE needs to remove illegal entrants safely and promptly from our land?  Would that kind of helpful cooperation with ICE not be a logical part of any drone, hi-tech, and "everything-but-a-wall" approach to protecting the border?  They support Sanctuary Cities because they want porous borders, and they will do everything humanly possible to swell the tide of illegal immigration into a tsunami.

Democrats Preview Response to Trump Oval Office Speech: 'There Is No National Emergency on the Southern Border'.  Democrats have already dropped hints of what their response to President Donald Trump's address Tuesday evening from the Oval Office on the border crisis will be.  The networks have granted Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) airtime to respond.  Their message will be that there is no crisis that merits building a barrier on the border.  The only crisis, to them, is the partial government shutdown.  As Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said last week, responding to the suggestion Trump may declare an emergency so he can order the military to build the barrier:  "There is no national emergency on the southern border."  He described the idea as "stealing resources from the Defense Department."

Heartless, No Soul Democrats/Media Label the President A Liar Before He Even Delivers His Address.  Led by top Dem donkeys Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer Democrats tried a play last night to make as many in the masses as deranged about reality as they are.  They want the masses to repeat after them that the border crisis isn't happening — their most outrageous denial of them all. [...] Even in the face of the 63-million votes that got Trump elected president and in the reality of the best U.S. economy since Ronald Reagan, the Democrats are trying to make the long-suffering masses believe that no one was ever murdered by migrants making it in over the southern border; that the border continues to be the major base for drug smuggling and human trafficking; that children and women are not the biggest victims of vicious human coyote predators.  If they can make you believe that, they can make you believe anything.

Ocasio-Cortez Suggests Illegal Immigrants 'More American' Than Trump Supporters.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) responded to President Donald Trump's Oval Office address Tuesday evening, claiming illegal immigrants "act more American" than proponents of strong border security.  In an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, Ocasio-Cortez accused President Trump of holding the paychecks of furloughed government workers "hostage" to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, a proposal the self-avowed Democrat-socialist described as a "campaign fantasy."  "In the actual address, there was falsehood after falsehood and we have to make sure that we get our facts straight.  Everyday immigrants commit crimes at a far lower rate than native-born Americans," Ocasio-Cortez said.  "And not only that but the women and children on that border that are trying to seek refuge and seek opportunity in the United States of America with nothing but the shirt on their backs are acting more American than any person who seeks to keep them out ever will be."

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Unfortunately, the poorly-educated masses, fresh out of public schools, are susceptible to tear-jerking rhetoric of this sort, and the Socialists know it.

Nancy Pelosi's immoral border stance.  "A wall, in my view, is an immorality.  It's the least effective way to protect the border and the most costly.  I can't think of any reason why anyone would think it's a good idea — unless this has something to do with something else," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said shortly before the government shutdown.  That's the latest talking point from Democratic leadership and congressional members in the House and Senate.  Walls are immoral and they don't work anyway.  Of course, both of these things are untrue.  Right now, walls are working on the southern border to curb illegal immigration, stop human trafficking and limit the number of drugs pouring into the United States.  It's happening in San Diego, Yuma and other select places along the 2,000 miles that stretches from California to Texas.

Bernie Sanders had the strangest response to Trump's immigration address.  It is beyond belief that Sanders would compare "outrageous student debt" and 30 million uninsured Americans with the deadly drug epidemic fueled by Mexican cartels, or the very real problem of violence perpetrated against Americans by illegal immigrants.  Perhaps Sanders has never watched a family be torn apart by drug use.  Thanks to America's drug crisis, like an increasing number of Americans, I have.  I have watched heroin deplete resources, hope, and the promise of a bright future.  I have seen it do its damage not just in the user, but across multiple generations.  Having borne witness to that devastation, I am begging my congressional representatives to ensure that the cartels bringing in heroin and fentanyl, among other drugs, have fewer access points into our country, and that all legal border crossings are equipped with enhanced drug-screening equipment.

Beware the Lindsey Graham amnesty betrayal.  The problem is that amnesty is the main reason why we need a border wall at all.  More of it will make a wall useless.  Kushner and Graham have an amazing idea.  You see, it was never tried before.  They are asking Democrats if they would agree to begin funding part of a border wall, which is just one of the many things we were promised and need to stop illegal immigration.  In return, they will give the Democrats another mass amnesty, which will engender an even bigger wave of illegal immigration before we can construct all of the wall.

Pelosi and Schumer dismiss Trump's 'manufactured crisis' on border security.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Tuesday dismissed President Trump's Oval Office address on border security as an effort to "stoke fear" among Americans and accused him of playing up a "manufactured crisis."  "Most presidents have used Oval Office addresses for noble purposes, said Schumer, in a televised rebuttal to Trump.  This president just used the backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis, stoke fear, and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration."

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It should not be necessary to point out that the President did not manufacture a crisis, nor was it apparently his intention to induce fear in his audience, nor was he apparently the least bit concerned about the background noise that Democrats call, "the turmoil in his administration."

Pelosi and Warren obviously need a history lesson.  It is immoral, corrupt, and dangerous for Democrats to encourage people to come into the U.S. illegally.  It is a shame they are willing to put so many children and women at risk.  When Democrats like Schumer were trolling for votes and acting tough on illegal immigration, they voted for border barriers.  The fact that they are willing to shut down government instead of funding border barriers now shows how dishonest they are.

Jerry Brown:  Ronil Singh's Death Had 'Nothing to Do' with Sanctuary Laws.  Outgoing Democrat California Gov. Jerry Brown decided to defend the state's sanctuary laws in one of his final acts as governor, saying that Cpl.  Ronil Singh's death had "nothing to do" with them.  Brown told KXTV in one of his final interviews as California's governor that he did not think California's current "sanctuary state" law shielding illegal aliens from federal immigration authorities, SB 54, would lead to an increase in illegal alien crime.

How the Left Appropriates Christianity.  This mess at our southern border is stirring up the Sunday-school wannabes again, and as a Christian and a conservative I am getting tired of being schooled by liberal Christians and nonbelievers about what my opinions should be, about what Jesus would do. [...] Biblically speaking, the blending of cultures is pictured as risky at best.  In fact, during the movement of the Jews into the land God had promised them, they were sometimes told to annihilate an entire nation, including its women, children, and livestock.  There was no "Love thy neighbor" in that because these lands contained cultures of incredible evil, cultures that celebrated throwing their babies into the fires of the idols they worshipped.  There is no loving a neighbor like that and there is no loving Islam, either.  There is no loving MS13.  No loving child predators and human trafficking.  No loving the poisoning of youth with drugs.

Era of the Trumper Tantrum.  Mothers and fathers drag their six and seven-year-old children 2,000 miles to the border of another country and scream, "Let me in!" And when those children die — one after the father refuses medical care — the media stand up, stamp their feet, and angrily scream the question, "How could you?" But their ire is directed at America, not at the criminally negligent parents, because it's our country's responsibility to honor and obey whatever a tantrum thrower insists is his right. [...] The forever angry and outraged Democrats, historically anti-illegal immigration when they thought aliens would provide cheap labor benefitting industry (can't have profits unless they get to give the money to friends and family), are now pro-illegal alien who come here for benefits and are willing to vote illegally.

The Falsehoods That Drive 'Open Borders' Theory.  [Scroll down]  In fact, the "progressive" view is that the more people from many cultures that come, the better, because "diversity" is somehow "enriching."  All of these arguments in favor of multiculturalism are false.  First, different cultures — different languages, beliefs, values, rewards, and punishments — are incompatible and cannot exist in the same society.  You cannot drive both on the left and on the right; you cannot have both male supremacism and gender equality.  Some immigrants are actively hostile to European, Canadian, and American culture, and some have acted and others will act against their adopted society.  Second, immigrants in North America cannot live in the languages and cultures from their countries of origin.

The Truth About Democratic Morality.  Democrat Nancy Pelosi said Trump's border wall is immoral and too expensive.  Hearing Pelosi lecture Trump and the American people about morality is beyond repulsive.  Pelosi, her fellow Democrats and fake news media seek to prevent our side from using the word "morality" in the political arena.  Any Republican and conservative who dares bring up the morality of an issue is immediately branded a religious nut, trying to force their wacko outdated values onto the public.  Pelosi and her minions are flooding the airwaves with their absurd perverted narrative that building a wall (to protect Americans) is immoral.  Meanwhile, these wicked Democrats who refuse to secure our borders live in highly secured and gated communities.

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Caught On Video:  Fake News Media Fabricating "Trump Border Crisis."  We all know so much of what passes for "news" these days is little more than manufactured propaganda ejected daily from the bowels of the Establishment Media to splatter across the nation's television, computer, and phone screens, but it's always fun to catch them in the act and that's exactly what the following video does.  Watch as media photographers stage a scene of a little girl and her father attempting to climb over a supposed border fence.  [Video clip]

Illegals and the American Dream.  When talking about immigration, Democrats like to conflate illegal and legal immigration, dropping the word "illegal" and spouting meaningless babble about no human being illegal.  They like to preach that illegal immigrants commit crimes at a lower rate than American citizens, a factoid that has been exposed as a lie.  The murder of legal immigrant and Newman Police Corporal Ronil Singh on Christmas night by an illegal alien in the sanctuary state of California shows not only that the claims by Chuck Schumer and the "bride of Chucky" Nancy Pelosi that the Democrats support border security is a deadly and bald-faced lie.  It highlights the difference between legal and illegal immigrants, between those who love America and want to be Americans and those who murder them.

Scripture Scholar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, SJW.  Following in the footsteps left by Elizabeth Warren's moccasins, this past Hanukah, while speaking to a Jewish group, Alexandria announced her Jewish ancestry.  Weeks later, for Christmas, AOC got in touch with her Catholic roots when she compared Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus, asleep in a manger, to the hordes of unrestrained refugees illegally forcing their way across America's southern border. [...] Conveniently, Ocasio-Cortez left out the part [in the Biblical account] about Christ being born in Bethlehem after Joseph and Mary returned home to participate in a census. [...] When cherry-picking for someone, anyone to support her weak argument, Alexandria selected a renowned liberal left-wing priest whose article compared Jesus's family fleeing to Egypt to avoid Herod's edict to slaughter male babies with refugee children escaping Central America in the arms of felonious parents.

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Godless baby-killing Democrats have no use for Christianity or Christmas except as an emotional tool to promote socialism.

Here are the Most Egregious Fake News Stories of 2018.  [#29] Daily Beast claims migrants in caravan don't have diseases:  The Daily Beast claimed that there is "zero evidence" that members of the migrant caravan were bringing HIV and TB into the United States.  The Tijuana Health Department reported a handful of cases of tuberculosis, HIV and chickenpox among the caravan.  Officials with the Mexican state of Baja California disputed that there have been cases of tuberculosis, but confirmed that some migrants are carrying HIV and chickenpox.

No, Jesus Was Not A Refugee Or An Illegal Immigrant.  One of the volleys being so confidently fired in the direction of the right from the left is that the right should have more sympathy for the migrants because Jesus, Mary, and Joseph were themselves refugees who had to migrate to Egypt to escape their dire situation.  Check and mate, think leftists, who use this point ad nauseam when it comes to the moral issue of taking in refugees from other countries. [...] Problem is, the left's argument that Jesus himself was a migrant falls apart like any other Bible-driven argument used by the left does when you apply research and a little context.  No, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph were not refugees.  They were hardly migrants.

Judge Sullivan Disses the Constitution:  Strikes Down Trump Asylum Policy.  Federal law gives the government authority "to grant asylum if an alien is unable or unwilling to return to her country of origin because she has suffered past persecution or has a well-founded fear of future persecution on account of 'race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.'"  Being a victim of crime by itself isn't a valid ground for asylum, no matter how badly abused the claimant may have been in his or her home country.  The government in that country must be behind the persecution or be unwilling or unable to protect the person if that individual is a victim of non-state-directed persecution related to the specified grounds of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.

The Hysteria From America-Last Liberals.  Before the Trump presidency, the media might have hesitated to hype a story about illegal immigrants who drag a sickly child through the desert, then retain advocates and lawyers who blame her death on the country they tried to enter.  But since any stick will do against Trump, CNN and company couldn't resist peddling that outrageous storyline.  American border officials had in fact gone to great expense and trouble to chopper the Guatemalan child to a hospital and provide the best possible care to her.  But you would have never known that from the headlines.  Most of the headlines portrayed the child dying in American "custody"  — a headline that makes about as much sense as "Victim Fails to Save Mugger's Life."  The child's cardiac arrest, dehydration, and septic shock was due to the deprivation of water and food in parental, not American, custody.

The left thumps the [B]ible to promote illegal immigration.  The open-borders crowd is running out of arguments for unvetted, cartel-financed illegal immigration.  Congresswoman-Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has already hit bottom by bringing up Hitler.  With Godwin's Law operative now, the debate is actually over.  Leftists, however, don't take "no" for an answer, so now they're bringing up baby Jesus, which is quite a low blow, given that they're using the Savior, or God himself, as a means of promoting illegal immigration as a policy.  Can you say "inappropriate"? [...] Will we see more of this as illegals flood our borders and try to game our immigration laws instead of come here legally?  You can bet they will.  Just don't call this religious; it's pure crude politics.  You'd think the pope, at least, would know better.

Dem Sen. Merkley:  Migrant Children Being Hurt 'Deliberately as Part of a Political Strategy'.  On Saturday's [12/15/2018] broadcast of MSNBC's "AM Joy," Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) stated that "trauma is being inflicted" on migrant children in shelters "as part of a political strategy, to hurt children deliberately as part of a political strategy."  Merkley said that "almost every conversation we have," the number of children in the shelters increases.

Stop Equating Every Immigration Situation with the Holocaust!  During the past two years when liberal groups disagreed with President Trump on a particular immigration situation, they tried justifying their position by comparing the plight of the refugee or immigrant to that of victims of the Holocaust.  Just recently, Representative-elect from the Bronx Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez equated the plight of the Caravan people to that of the Jews in the 1940s trying to escape the Holocaust and attempting to sail to America.  It was similarly brought up two years ago when tens of thousands of Muslims leaving Syria toward the United States were met by a President who wanted to place a ceiling on how many could enter and who rightfully demanded they be vetted comprehensively, as opposed to what had previously been rather perfunctory and easy questioning.

DHS Shuts Down Fake News From CNN's Jim Sciutto.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) responded Wednesday after CNN accused President Donald Trump of making up statistics about illegal immigration.  Trump claimed during a meeting with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer this week that terrorists are illegally immigrating to the United States.  "People are pouring into our country, including terrorists.  We caught 10 terrorists over a short period of time," Trump said.  CNN anchor Jim Sciutto asserted multiple times that Trump was incorrect, writing, "DHS did not provide evidence of a single terrorist caught at the southern border over the very last short period of time as the president claimed."

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The president's claims are not disproven just because the government does not provide evidence to CNN upon demand.  I think the President should not provide CNN with any information at all, since it would likely be used against him later.

America's Trojan Horses Are Sacking Us From Within.  The most deceptive Trojan Horse trots around as compassion.  By twisting the meaning of equality, fairness and justice, liberals shame politicians into overspending on social programs, ignoring federal laws, and giving special rights to "victim" groups.  The migrant caravan is the latest victim group.  Carrying the Honduran flag, thousands of migrants stormed the Mexican border headed for America, taunting Trump along the way.  They used women and children as human shields, attacked U.S. Border Patrol, and admitted they're just looking for a better life.  The "caravan" turned out to be a Trojan Horse — unarmed intruders disguised as asylum seekers.  But the rock-throwing didn't stop CNN's Chris Cuomo from trying to disarm us with compassion.

Freeloaders are bad.  Violent criminals are bad.  Birthright tourists are bad.  Anchor babies are bad.  Drunk drivers are bad.
Disease-laden third-world peasants are bad.  Agitators loyal only to their native Central American countries are bad.
Migrant Caravan Organizer to Trump: 'Let These People In,' They're Not Bad.  An organizer of the migrant caravan gathering near the U.S. southern border in Tijuana, Mexico, urged President Trump to let his band of Central American migrants into the country because they "are not bad."  "Let these people in.  Let them try.  Let them try," Luis Cruz, an organizer behind the migrant advocacy group Pueblos Sin Fronteras, told Fox News.  "I mean, most of these people are not bad."  But Cruz also admitted that he does not know if there are criminals or gang members embedded in the caravan bound for the U.S.-Mexico border.

O-Cortez Says Administration Is Criminal for Enforcing Borders.  Alexandria Ocommie-Cortez condemned the Trump administration on Monday for its immigration policies, tweeting that this "Admin has been criminal from the start."

Is Open Borders the Biblical Stance?  On my Facebook (FB) page, one poster said that anyone who doesn't support open borders "has no conscience" and is "unaware of the Bible."  One FB friend accused me of being an "evil virus" because I don't support open borders.  Another, an influential Catholic author, is accusing anyone who doesn't support open borders of being "satanic".  Another shared a popular meme declaring, "Real Christians would be waiting for the caravan with food, water, clothing, and offering any help needed."  I've been trying to talk to those calling me "satanic" and a "virus."

Another blown narrative:  USC study shows migrant caravan not about escaping 'violence'.  A new study on Central American migrants by the University of Southern California, hardly a conservative source, finds that caravan migrants and others like them are overwhelmingly job-seekers and people looking to join their families.  What they're not is people fleeing violence and persecution.  So the asylum "narrative" promoted in the press and by the left-wing lawyers now stands exposed as phony.

The Anti-Trump Hysterics Roll On.  We were in a time-warp last week, when the inevitable, imperishable Noam Chomsky blamed illegal immigration on the United States for not providing the funds and expertise to eradicate poverty in Latin America.

Top Five Media Lies on the Migrant Caravan.  Media Lie No. 5:  Trump's separation of children is outrageous and unprecedented.  The media have been insufferable since President Trump announced the zero tolerance policy for illegal border crossers — that all would be detained and prosecuted.  Can anyone forget the media hysteria earlier this year when they uniformly went apoplectic over "kids in cages"?  That is, until it was revealed that Obama kept kids in cages too, at which point the issue was dropped like a hot rock.  With the border caravan in the news, the issue of kids being detained and separated at times is back in the news, too.

Caravan mostly standard illegal immigrants, not refugees fleeing violence.  The Central Americans surging into the U.S. and claiming asylum look a lot more like regular illegal immigrants, eager for better jobs or to reunite with families, than traditional refugees fleeing persecution or violence back home, according to a new report Wednesday [11/28/2018] that challenges conventional wisdom on the migrants' motives.

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Jorge Ramos:  US Has Responsibility to 'Absorb' Caravan Migrants.  Univision anchor Jorge Ramos said on Monday [11/26/2018] that America has a responsibility to "easily absorb" the caravan migrants and claimed it can do so "without significant economic consequences."  "It's not an invasion.  The U.S. can easily absorb these refugees without significant economic consequences.  Many countries in the world help the 65 M people who are displaced," Ramos claimed in an Instagram post.  "And the most powerful nation in history also has responsibilities.  We simply have to do our share."

'Are You Comfortable Tear-Gassing Children?'.  The well-publicized "caravan" of Central American migrants has arrived in large numbers at our border near Tijuana, Mexico, despite MSNBC's Joe Scarborough insisting the caravan is like a tale of Martians:  "They're not comin'."  They are attempting to climb over and through walls, and CNN's Jim Acosta had lectured the president saying it would never happen.

Flawed Media Coverage of Obama Hurts America Still.  I knew the instant I saw Twitter erupt in outrage at the use of tear gas to disperse a crowd of people charging our southern border that someone would find an example of the Obama administration doing the same thing.  And sure enough, there it was, shared far and wide within minutes, a San Diego Union-Tribune story from November 25, 2013. [...] Twitter existed in 2013.  I was on it, and I certainly don't recall an eruption of outrage, followed by days of think-pieces explaining the horrors of pepper spray and the deep betrayal of American values.

Jim Acosta's lecturing of President Trump about harmlessness of caravan requires an apology.  After the scornful laughter subsides, Jim Acosta of CNN really owes an apology to President Trump for his inaccurate contentions about the harmlessness of the caravan and his prediction that they wouldn't storm the border.

Senator Lindsey Graham Calls Out Anti-Semitic Democrat Congresswoman For Her Inane Holocaust Statement.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's is dangerously dumb and today [11/26/2018] Senator Lindsey Graham rightfully called out another of her stunningly stupid comments.  This one came in the form of a pro-invasion stance in which Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez likened the would-be illegals crashing the gates of the U.S. southern border to Jewish Holocaust victims and families fleeing Rwandan genocide in the 1990's.

Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC wins the prize for the stupidest comment on the border assault.  There is a lot of competition, but one Trump-hater stands out for utter, implausible, easily-refuted inanity in attempting to demonize opposition to the organized attempt to force our southern border open to anyone who wants to come here and sign up for the rich subsidies and benefits offered to poor people.  Congratulations to Andrea Mitchell:  you have now earned your place in broadcast history with the claim that calling the mob intent on violating our border a "caravan" demonizes them.

DHS Secretary Issues Statement, Correcting False Media Accounts at Southern U.S. Border.  [Scroll down]  [Quoting Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen] "Fifth, we cannot confirm the backgrounds and identities of all caravan members which possess a national security and public safety risk to our country.  However, at this point we have confirmed that there are over 600 convicted criminals traveling with the caravan flow.  This includes individuals known to law enforcement for assault, battery, drug crimes, burglary, rape, child abuse and more.  This is serious.  Additionally, Mexico has already arrested 100 caravan members for criminal violations in Mexico.["]

Fake News along the border.  On Sunday [11/25/2018], the Associated Press reported, "Migrants approaching the U.S. border from Mexico were enveloped with tear gas Sunday after a few tried to breach the fence separating the two countries.  U.S. agents shot the gas, according to an Associated Press reporter on the scene.  Children were screaming and coughing in the mayhem."  The wire service quoted the invaders and Mexican officials, but not one U.S. official in its 582-word report.  That is not journalism because journalism requires telling both sides of the story.

Was Photo Of Migrant Mother 'Fleeing Tear Gas' With Children At U.S. Border Staged?  Shortly after hundreds of migrants battled U.S. border agents in a violent conflict on Sunday, one photo began being highlighted in the mainstream media.  The photo shows a woman pulling her children, reportedly fleeing tear gas fired by U.S. authorities. [...] But one observant Twitterer found some unusual things in the very same picture posted above.  In the background, it appears as if many people are not fleeing anything, and a photographer with a camera on a tripod appears to be taking pictures of a child running as another photographer shoots people "posing as if fleeing."

Photo by Kim Kyung Hoon, Reuters
Obama Border Patrol pepper-sprayed violent crowd trying to enter US. Where was the outrage then?  Leftists have been predictably outraged at Border Patrol agents — and the administration of President Donald Trump they operate under — for using tear gas to prevent migrants from breaching the U.S.-Mexico border at Tijuana Sunday [11/25/2018]. [...] Nevermind that the chief patrol agent of the San Diego Border Patrol sector told CNN Monday morning that the "vast majority" of migrants they're dealing with are "adult males" and that the group threw rocks at agents on Sunday.  Or that Mexico's Interior Ministry said around 500 migrants tried to "violently" enter the U.S., the Associated Press reported, adding that it would immediately deport those people and would reinforce security.  One also might inquire where the widespread left-wing outrage was five years ago when about 100 people tried to illegally cross the border near the San Ysidro, California, port of entry — and threw rocks and bottles at Border Patrol agents — and those agents responded by pepper spraying the crowd back into Mexico, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

The 'Illegal Alien Mom with Barefoot Kids' Photo was a Setup — Another Staged #FakeNews Production.  Yesterday's Headline is today's hoax.  The illegal alien mother 'fleeing' from the border wall was all a lie.  It was a setup.  After further review, yesterday's 'horrific' picture of a woman with barefoot children running from the US border wall was a hoax.  In the background of the picture a group of men are posing for one camera man and another is running towards another camera man.  In other areas, people are just standing around.  The woman with the children was just a photo-op.

No, the Use of Tear Gas is Not a War Crime.  The Left has reacted in outrage over the incident at the border yesterday — not at the migrants storming the border, of course, but at the U.S. response.  There really is no border enforcement that they will support — not deporting illegal immigrants who have been here for years, not turning around and sending home illegal immigrants who just showed up, not even border agents defending themselves from a rock-throwing mob.

Media Begin Full Propaganda Push to Create Victim Narrative around Migrants.  With the reality of hundreds of central American migrants attempting to overwhelm the U.S. southern border by force; and after weeks of denying the migration horde were a threat to U.S. immigration and national sovereignty; the media narrative engineers need to quickly respond with manufactured victim optics.  With a migration force consisting of 95% military-aged males, the media photo journalists, aka. 'optical narrative engineers', desperately seek out pictures of the few women and children to accompany their print propaganda.

Maxine Waters:  Border 'Chaos' Is a 'Political Ploy' by Trump.  Sunday [11/25/2018] on CNN's "Newsroom," Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) called the ongoing border crisis a "political ploy" by President Donald Trump.

The Lefty Lies About a World Without Borders.  My husband recently noticed a lot of movies with the UN in a positive role, and basically a world-government role.  Even though Husband is largely apolitical, this made him snort.  Because even people who are mostly apolitical know the disaster that child-trafficking, aid-stealing UN "troops" are, at least when they're not just U.S. troops flying the blue flag.  (What is it with the blue flags, btw?  That's the EU too.  Would white be too on the nose?)  I told him that's because the left always telegraphs their intentions.  Before they were ready for Hilary! for instance, they ran movies and wrote books about a president that was basically Hillary for at least a decade and probably more.  And right now the left is so near that one-world-government, no borders, give peace a chance, John Lennon's Imagine world they can taste it.

That one little thing the caravan organizers got caught flatfooted on.  Pueblo Sin Fronteras, the open-borders group that organized the migrant caravan, has had an easy time of it, racking up propaganda victory after propaganda victory as its group snaked through Mexico.  They put the tiny number of women and children in the group up front for the news cameras with the media obliging them to create the perception that the entire group was just women and children fleeing gangs instead of largely military-aged unemployed young men.  They brazenly waved the Honduran, Guatemalan, Mexican and Salvadoran flags in a bid to signal they aren't looking for 'mercy' from the U.S., they consider entering the U.S. a matter of right as nationals of those countries.  They busted down the gates of Mexico's southern border to signal to the world that Mexico's efforts to enforce its own border are utterly useless.  They kept the group together when there were signs it was splitting apart, the better to retain their power of numbers in order to make demands.

Globalists' Latest Push:  Mass Deportation 'Morally Unacceptable,' Amnesty is Necessary.  The latest push by the globalist apparatus includes amnesty for all 12 to 22 million illegal aliens living across the United States and allowing India and China to monopolize the U.S. legal immigration system.  The Brookings Institute's William Galston — who has called populism the enemy of democracy — and neoconservative pundit Bill Kristol have released a joint policy brief for their The New Center think tank which advocates giving amnesty to illegal aliens and ending the country-caps in the U.S. legal immigration system.

Caravan migrants different, more violent, than previous migrant groups [according to the] U.S. military.  To hear the press and its narrative allies tell it, the Honduras migrant caravan is little more than thousands of mothers and toddlers spontaneously fleeing violence in their home countries.  The flight is little different from that seen in previous caravans.  Any concern about crime or violence is a "scare tactic," or "lying," or "racism," and there's no evidence any of the migrants are criminals.  President Trump's warnings about the matter are simply "factually wrong."  Actually, a different picture is emerging.  Specifically, signs are mounting that far from the exodus being a Madonna-and-child in flip flops narrative, the military-aged unemployed males dominating this wave of caravans are far more violent than reported.  That's not a scare story from some rightwing militia group, but the actual view of the U.S. military, whose 5,000-plus troops have been dispatched to meet the caravans and keep them from storming the U.S. border and entering the U.S. illegally as they already did in Mexico.  Asked if the dispatch was all a border stunt by a reporter, Secretary of Defense Gen. Jim Mattis icily replied:  "We don't do stunts in this department.  Thank you."

United Nations:  Trump Must Allow Caravan Migrants into America.  International officials with the United Nations (UN) Refugee Agency say President Trump must allow a caravan of Central Americans into the United States to seek asylum.  As Breitbart News has chronicled, migrants with an at least 7,000-strong caravan have repeatedly admitted that they are traveling to the U.S. to seek jobs, re-enter the U.S. as previously deported illegal aliens, and flee crime.  One previously deported illegal alien with the caravan even admitted that he was convicted of attempted murder in the U.S. None of these cases are eligible asylum claims.

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen vs Insufferable Swamp Guardian Chris Wallace.  Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen appears on Fox Sunday Gaslighting to discuss current headline security issues.  When the topic turns to immigration and the approaching migrant caravan Swamp-gatekeeper Chris Wallace goes all-in with the vulnerable toddlers angle... central American babies crawling on their hands and knees over thousands of miles to reach the United States.  Ridiculous.  [Video clip]

CNN's laughable reason for shielding viewers from pictures of the invasion 'caravan'.  The Democrats' exploding cigar that is the procession of thousands of Central Americans headed for our border is really hurting their electoral chances, so the story must be kept away from the faithful.  The worst thing a propaganda agency could do is let Americans see those thousands — reportedly 80% of them military-age males — because they look just like the columns of purported "Syrian refugee" military-age Muslims who invaded Europe at the behest of German chancellor Angela Merkel and proceeded to make going out after dark a dangerous excursion for young German women — and, incidentally, tanking voter support for Merkel's coalition.  So CNN needed to come up with an excuse for not showing pictures of the invaders.  The job fell to Anderson Cooper, perhaps because his white hair is believed to give him credibility, a characteristic in short supply at the senior news net.  But how to proclaim that ignorance is bliss without triggering peals of Orwellian laughter?  A half-second of consideration reveals the answer.  That's right!  Blame Trump.

Turn the caravan around — the US is not a dumping ground.  With all of the coverage regarding the Honduran caravan marching toward the U.S. border, it's time to have a conversation about who we want to be as a country in the future.  Not in the distant future, but in the very near future; maybe less than 10 years from now.  Because what we decide to do today will set the tone for the next several generations.  Like nails on a chalkboard, we keep hearing Democrats and left-wing activists talk about these desperate immigrants seeking asylum and refuge from dysfunctional societies.  We are told that it's about "humanity first" and that we have a moral obligation to take them in.  However, we should not be fooled by the emotional reactions (and political maneuverings) of those who claim to speak for the caravan.  The United States is under zero moral obligations to take citizens from misgoverned countries around the globe.

As Caravan Approaches, Quit Lying about Immigration.  There's no such thing as undocumented immigrants or workers, as it is sometimes written, unless you mean actual U.S. citizens who have lost or had their IDs (social security cards, driver's licenses, passports, etc.) stolen.  The people being referred to — welcome them or not — are "illegal aliens," full stop, according to the law of the United States of America.  If you don't like that, change the law.  Say you're for open borders.  It's an honorable position, or was, even held by some libertarians at the Wall Street Journal years ago, not that Democrats are keen on being identified with libertarians.  But therein lies one of the Big Lies about immigration: that Democrats, liberals, progressives, whatever they want to call themselves this week, really want secure borders.  It's just the wall that bothers them.  Yeah, right.  What they want are votes and everyone, including them if they're faintly honest, knows it.  The pretense is they care about the downtrodden.

Jeb Bush:  Americans Urging for Immigration Controls 'Threatened' by 'Less White' Country.  Failed 2016 presidential candidate and former Florida governor Jeb Bush says Americans who are urging for immigration controls are "threatened" by their perception that the United States is "changing" and becoming "less white."  In a podcast interview with National Review Editor Nordlinger, Bush said immigration controls were "foolhardy" and that illegal alien crime gets too much attention compared to crimes committed by American citizens.

Elian Gonzalez Was A Dreamer Too, Liberals.  The fake news that the Trump administration was "considering" using 100,000 National Guardsmen to round up illegal aliens has been thoroughly debunked by now, except in the minds of those who screech, "But, but, there was a memo!"  Well, the memo, as the Independent Journal Review reported, was a DHS draft memo that was never put forward for serious consideration.  Nor did it mention the figure 100,000, The hyperventilating Associated Press put the fake news out that it was an actual plan one smidgeon short of an imminent executive order.  President Trump said the report was false.  The Pentagon said the report was false. [...] ICE arrested over 700 illegals in recent operations and reported that they are doing exactly what they did under President Obama.  ICE reports that some 75 percent of these illegals had criminal records.

Antifa Website Calls for 'Slaughter' of 'Fascistic Border Patrol Dogs and Their Bosses'.  In a post Thursday [9/20/2018] at far-left antifa website Incendiary News, an activist advocated for revolutionaries to rise up and "slaughter" what he called "fascistic Border Patrol dogs and their bosses," Far Left Watch reported on Friday.  Disturbingly, far-left activists have in recent months become more brazenly militant and violent in their rhetoric on their websites and social media, as PJ Media has documented [elsewhere].  The author of the Incendiary News piece, Ulrike Salazar, likens Border Patrol agents to SS troops who "take away young boys and girls, tear apart families, throw away undesirables into dark and cramped dungeons."

'Don't Be Fooled by Leftist Lies' About the Immigration Explosion.  When did our immigration system start functioning like a charity to benefit third-world countries rather than America?  When did it become the case that the interests of foreigners should take precedent over those of American citizens?  It's a peculiar thing.  A massive wave of third-world immigration has been engulfing America for half a century, yet all American citizens hear about from the "lamestream" media is what a racist, intolerant country we have.  As their thinking goes, if we don't openly accept millions of individuals who have no desire to embrace the language, culture and values that made America the greatest country in the history of the world, then we must be racists.  It's not the elites who have suffered the consequences of hundreds of thousands of unvetted foreigners flocking to the United States or had their communities transformed, endangered and eroded by 10 million illegal aliens.  It's the average American citizen who bears that burden.

New York Times Pot Stirrers Tell a Whopper About Lost Immigrant Kids.  The New York Times lied about the same fake news story a second time to stir the pot.  Their intention is to make the administration look bad on immigration.  In an article titled, "U.S. Loses Track of Another 1,500 Migrant Children, Investigators Find," the Times contends the U.S. officials have no clue as to the whereabouts of roughly 1,500 undocumented minors.  It wasn't true the first time they published that story and it's not true this time.

U.S. Loses Track of Another 1,500 Migrant Children, Investigators Find.  Caitlin Oakley, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services, offered a response to the findings on Tuesday night.  "As communicated to members of Congress multiple times," she said, "these children are not 'lost.'  Their sponsors — who are usually parents or family members and in all cases have been vetted for criminality and ability to provide for them — simply did not respond or could not be reached when this voluntary call was made."

Twitter blocks posts that use phrase 'illegal alien' as 'hateful content'.  The federal government, U.S. Supreme Court, and lawyers across the country use the word "illegal alien" to describe immigrants who illegally enter the country, because that's the definition in the law.  But Twitter makes its own laws, and the social media giant is now blocking folks from promoting any messages with the phrase, which its moderators apparently consider "hate speech."

UN poverty report blasting Trump, US for 'hatred for the poor' uses data from last year of Obama's presidency.  A recent United Nations report blasting President Trump and America in general for harboring "contempt" and "hatred for the poor" is based on highly inaccurate data that can't easily be used to compare the U.S. to other nations.  The U.N. report's main contentions read like an attack on the Trump administration by the Democratic Party:  America has 40 million poor people, including 18.5 million who live in extreme poverty; U.S. policies regarding the poor are "cruel and inhuman;" the Trump tax cuts aren't working and will worsen inequality; and the U.S. needs to spend less on defense of our nation and more on social programs.

Kavanaugh Rejects Sen. Durbin's Claim that Illegal Immigrants Can Form Unions.  Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin argued that illegal immigrants can join unions, and suggested that a 2008 decision by Judge Brett Kavanaugh shows he is hostile to "immigrants."  Kavanaugh countered by arguing that his 2008 dissent complied with the Supreme Court's Sure-Tan decision in 1984.  In the 2008 case, two other judges outvoted Kavanaugh and said the 1984 Sure-Tan decision allowed illegal migrants to join unions.  But Kavanaugh noted that the Sure-Tan decision had said illegals could join unions because Congress had not previously barred the employment of illegal immigrants.  So once Congress passed a law in 1986 barring the employment of illegal aliens, the Sure-Tan decision also ensured illegals were not allowed to join unions, said Kavanaugh.

Ocasio-Cortez: ICE 'sexually assaults women with impunity'.  Socialist darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement because it's full of rapists and child abusers.  Or something.  Ocasio-Cortez, who won an upset primary against Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley, took offense to a post on Twitter by Townhall editor Katie Pavlich this week and attempted to set the record straight.

Trump Haters and Their Double Standards.  President Obama, on several occasions, compared slaves to immigrants.  It generated no controversy.  But when Trump cabinet member Ben Carson said the same thing, the reaction could not have been more different.  At a 2015 naturalization ceremony for new citizens, Obama said:  "It wasn't always easy for new immigrants.  Certainly it wasn't easy for those of African heritage who had not come here voluntarily, and yet in their own way were immigrants themselves.  There was discrimination and hardship and poverty.  But, like you, they no doubt found inspiration in all those who had come before them.  And they were able to muster faith that, here in America, they might build a better life and give their children something more."  Obama, during his presidency, almost a dozen times compared slaves to immigrants whether they "arrived on the Mayflower or on a slave ship, whether they came through Ellis Island or crossed the Rio Grande."  His remarks were often received with applause.

Refugee Resettlement Is Costly.  [A]dvocates for expanding the number of refugees admitted to the United States have lately portrayed their position as a win-win — not only is refugee resettlement a moral imperative, it is also in our nation's economic self-interest!  Last fall, a leaked (and apparently unfinished) report from the Department Health and Human Services claimed that refugees pay more in taxes than they receive in services.  A less comprehensive NBER working paper came to the same conclusion last summer.  Both papers neglect substantial costs that invalidate their conclusions.  More fundamentally, both implicitly assume that today's refugees are just like yesterday's.  In the 20th century, the United States took in several groups of higher-skill refugees — for example, Cubans after Castro's takeover, South Vietnamese after the fall of Saigon, Soviet dissidents in the 1980s, Eastern Europeans in the 1990s, and so on.  Today, refugees come mainly from less developed parts of the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia.

No sympathy for a lying press.  It's difficult to take the media's claims about attacks on the press seriously when they're constantly gaslighting the country. [...] Over and over again the press asserts that something is true, even though you saw with your own eyes that it's not. [...] Everyone knows immigrants can hop into the U.S. and jump on welfare, but last week, the media said it wasn't true, claiming that there's a five-year wait before they can qualify.  Technically, there is.  And yet, under current law, if immigrants have a baby on U.S. soil, as a default citizen, he's entitled to bring in welfare for the family at birth.  Or, if one immigrant marries a citizen, the wait time for benefits shrinks from five years to three.  If the immigrants have any children under 18, they're all allowed benefits, too, mostly in Medicaid and food aid.  In addition to that, all refugees and asylees, 13 percent of legal residents, according to the report by the Center for Immigration Studies, are eligible for full benefits.

Colleges: A Force for Evil.  Johnetta Benton, a teacher at Hampton Middle School near Atlanta, was recorded telling her sixth-grade students, "America has never been great for minorities."  In a tirade, she told her class:  "Because Europeans came from Europe ... you are an immigrant.  You are an illegal immigrant because you came and just took it. ... You are an immigrant.  This is not your country."  To exploit young, immature young people this way represents an act of supreme cowardice.  The teacher should be fired, but I'm guessing that her colleagues share her sympathies.  At the same school, students were given a homework assignment that required them to write a letter asking lawmakers for stricter gun control laws.

Judge Orders Trump:  Help ACLU Give Legal aid to Deported Migrants.  President Donald Trump's administration must find the deported migrant-parents who separated themselves from their children in the United States, says the Californian judge who is trying to govern the nation's immigration policies.  "The reality is that for every parent who is not located there will be a permanently orphaned child and that is 100 percent the responsibility of the administration," U.S. District Judge Dana M. Sabraw said Friday [8/3/2018] as he announced that he would pick a federal official to help ACLU lawyers meet the deported migrants.

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If anyone sneaks into this country illegally, knowing it is illegal, knowing it is risky, it is not the Trump administration's fault if bad things happen to them.  If the parents are rounded up and deported, leaving the kids here by themselves, the kids are far better off:  At least they're more likely to enjoy regular meals, clean clothes, and an occasional dental exam.  If their parents are living in another country, that doesn't mean the kids are orphans.  An impenetrable barrier across the entire U.S.-Mexico border would eliminate all this manufactured grief about separated families.

My Declaration of Incivility.  The media's latest crush, the Democrats new Obama — of course I am talking about Westchester socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, just went on a foreign news service, Al Jazeera, to accuse America of "human rights abuses," even after it was Trump who put an end to the Obama policy of separating adults and children at the border.

Open Borders Are Not Libertarian So Long As America Is A Welfare State.  On social media, libertarians tend to argue that immigrants, even illegals, pay taxes too, through their rent to their property-tax-paying landlords.  The average annual per child expenditure of an American public school is $12,000, and as high as $29,000 in Washington, D.C. and other jurisdictions.  The idea that many immigrants, living crowded into low tax assessment properties, pay anything like $12,000 annually in property taxes per child they commit to the local school is prima facie ridiculous.

Immigration Will Not Make America Great Again.  Although the "progressive left" fetishizes open borders for its own sake, they nevertheless festoon their arguments with economic ornamentation in an attempt to convince fiscally-minded fence-sitters.  Usually, their ploy fails.  But every once in a while a seemingly convincing argument is made.  Ruchir Sharma's piece in the New York Times, entitled "To Be Great Again, America Needs Immigrants," is one such piece.  Not only does Sharma rely on uncontested data, but his logic seems solid.  But looks can be deceiving.  Sharma's argument suffers from two main problems:  Sharma misunderstands how economies grow, and he conflates gross domestic product (GDP) with prosperity.

Sen. Mazie Hirono Thinks Trump Made Law Criminalizing Illegal Immigration.  Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) on Tuesday [7/31/2018] admitted to being confused as to who created the law criminalizing illegal immigration during an exchange with ICE Executive Associate Director Matthew Albence before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

'Undocumented Immigrant' Is a Made-Up Term That Ignores the Law.  The news media is reporting that an internal email at the Justice Department has reminded its lawyers that the legally correct term they should be using in their briefs is "illegal alien," not the euphemism "undocumented immigrant."  The Justice Department leadership is correct.  Illegal alien is the correct legal term that should be used.  "Undocumented immigrant" is a politically correct, made-up term adopted by pro-illegal alien advocacy groups and liberal media outlets to obscure the fact that such aliens have violated U.S. immigration law and are in the country illegally.  Precision in the law is a vital principle, since the exact words used in statutes, regulations, contracts, guidance documents, and policy statements can significantly affect how they are applied and interpreted.

Democrat Socialist Rising Red Star Ocasia-Cortez: Enforcing the Border Is "On the Same Spectrum as Ethnic Cleansing".  Why aren't the media asking other Democrats if they agree with this idea?  That is standard media procedure for Republicans whenever one Republican makes a statement that commands less than majority support.

Government data shows the entire 'family separation' crisis was built of lies.  Now that the truth has come out about separating families at the border, the media has lost interest in the story and is on to the next hotness.  It turns out that the people for whom they created biblical levels of sanctimony self-separated from their own kids while empowering drug smugglers to kill people in our country.  Rather than marshalling all its limited resources to deal with the drug cartels, gangs, and special interest aliens (SIAs) at our border and in the interior, the Department of Homeland Security has been forced to consume its resources and give almost daily updates to the new commander in chief, San Diego Judge Dana Sabraw.  He now controls our border policy and the cascading effects of devastating social and economic ills perpetrated against the country as a result of the incentives he has created to promote catch-and-release.  It turns out many parents are smugglers and don't want reunification.

AG Sessions Deports Obama's 'Undocumented Immigrant' Code.  The incorrect and deceptive "undocumented immigrant" term is being deported to nowheresville by the Department of Justice, which henceforth will refer to unapproved migrants as "illegal aliens."  The misleading "undocumented" term was favored by President Barack Obama's pro-migration deputies, but President Donald Trump's agency officials instead will use the term set by federal law — "illegal alien."

Justice Dept. reportedly tells attorneys 'illegal alien' is correct term, not 'undocumented'.  No more "undocumented" immigrants, just "illegal aliens."  CNN reported Tuesday evening that the Justice Department has told its attorneys that the term "undocumented" is inaccurate according to U.S. immigration law and that they should start using the legally correct term.  "Illegal alien" is the accurate term used in the U.S. Code, the email reportedly says.

Pedro Gonzalez and Chris Buskirk on Why America is Not a Nation of ImmigrantsAmerican Greatness publisher, Chris Buskirk, was joined by Pedro Gonzalez on the Buskirk and Graham show to discuss the origins and accuracy of the trope that America is a "Nation of Immigrants."  Gonzalez is a Mount Vernon fellow of the Center for American Greatness and a regular contributor to this site.  Their conversation was centered around his article, "America is Not a Nation of Immigrants."  [Audio clip]

DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison:  National Borders Create 'An Injustice'.  Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair Keith Ellison claimed during a recent interview that national borders creates an "injustice" for illegal aliens trying to cross them. [...] "The 12 million undocumented people in the United States are here because somebody wants them to be.  They want them to do the work, but they don't want them to get any rights.  They don't want to pay them fairly, they don't want them to be able to bargain collectively, they don't want them to be able to get occupational safety and standards — and that is what's really going on," Ellison said.

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There are a lot of workers from Mexico and farther south who are coming here to work as roofers, lawn mowers, and ditch diggers.  They've probably never given a thought to "occupational safety," nor would they expect the government to defend them, if they have entered illegally.  Moreover, Mr. Ellison makes it sound as if all 12 million (or more) illegal aliens have come here by invitation.  That is not true.  Nobody has invited anyone to break the law, except by virtually guaranteeing (in sanctuary cities) that the laws will not be enforced.

'Russian Collusion' by Saul Alinsky.  Do you know Saul Alinsky?  He was the mentor of most of the leading liberal politicians of our time — including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.  Alinsky was a radical Marxist strategist and community organizer.  His leading "weapons" were weapons of mass distraction:  misinformation, radical protest and blaming the other guy for whatever you (the liberal politician or activist) are guilty of.  Alinsky actually counseled radical leftists to look in the mirror and whatever you see, blame the other guy for doing or being that exact same thing.  So, if you're a crook, blame the other guy for being a crook.  If you're a corrupt politician, call your opponent a corrupt politician.  If you've ruined the economy, blame your opponent for ruining the economy.  And of course, if you're in bed with Russia, blame the other guy for being in "collusion" with Russia.  It's all playing out in front of our very eyes.

MoveOn declares low wages 'violence'.  In their campaign for a $15 job-killing minimum wage, the leftwingers at have declared low wages "violence." [...] Because it shows how unserious they are, and it also shows that by negating the meaning of words, they can justify real violence as their result.  If the minimum wage as it is is 'violence,' well then what is to stop a bloody uprising in response?  They characterize everything except real violence as "violence" these days, as Instapundit's Glenn Reynolds has noted.  It goes to show that the left really has a hostility to the idea of words having meaning.  This fuels their extremism, as ever crazier things ever more divorced from reality are said, as words are completely drained of meaning.

Invaders Are Not Immigrants.  The Democratic Party, along with its shills in the mainstream media, has misleadingly blurred the lines between the definition of "immigrant" and "invader."  An immigrant is an alien who has been granted the right to permanently reside in the United States by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  An "invader," as defined by Merriam Webster, is one who "trespasses, encroaches, and infringes upon another's property."  The United States is our collective home and those who come here without seeking and gaining permission to enter our collective home are no different than an uninvited guest who enters our personal home to take up residence without permission.

It's time to 'reimagine' birthright citizenship.  One of the biggest challenges in the immigration debate today is that the American people are routinely given faulty "facts" or outright lies by the media and opportunistic politicians.  The media-manufactured crisis over separating children from their illegal alien parents at the southern border is just the most recent example.  The misrepresented photos, absurd comparisons of detention centers to concentration camps, and nonstop cable news demagoguery have served to confuse the public and advance the narrative of the open borders movement.

The 'immigrant purge' that wasn't.  Social media erupted in outrage Friday [7/6/2018] after an Associated Press report suggested the Trump administration is purging immigrants who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship.  That's not the case — though a real problem remains.  This much is true:  Immigrant advocates told the AP they've seen a surge of Army reservists who've been abruptly discharged from the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest program.  But the lawyers who brought the story to the AP can only point to about 40 — out of around 10,000 now in the program.

Walk Away From Mendacity.  There are official signs along U.S. Highway 287 north of Amarillo indicating that this stretch of road is part of something called the "Plains to Ports Highway."  Reading these signs, an ingenuous motorist might form the belief that the enormous, thundering truck by which he is being crowded off the road is, at least, conveying the bounty of the plains to a saltwater port, from whence that bounty will be shipped across the sea.  But in this belief the ingenuous motorist would be wrong, for, as you can see on this map, the "Plains to Ports Highway" is, in fact, a highway to Mexico. [...] The absence of any real ports on the "Plains to Ports Highway" may be a small thing in itself, but this false and misleading name is part of the pervasive mendacity that runs through all of our dealings Mexico.

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We Went to Families Belong Together Protest.  Here Are 6 Things We Saw.  [#1] Fascist and Nazi comparisons.  Many of the protestors compared the situation at the border to fascist regimes and the Holocaust.

'Abolish ICE' is a sign of the left's rising extremism.  It's becoming the new litmus test of the Democratic Party's resurgent left:  As Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez put it soon after her upset primary win over the No. 4 House Democrat, "If they're not actively calling for the abolition of ICE ... they need to go."  Now, spurred by last weekend's celebrity-driven protests against the breakup of families at the border, ambitious Democrats are hopping aboard the bandwagon.  Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand and Mayor Bill de Blasio, among others, are all calling for Immigration Customs and Enforcement to be shut down.  Even though President Trump has suspended the breakups — and it was the Border Patrol, not ICE, separating the families.

The week the Democrats went clinically insane.  To steal Trump's thunder and abate his rising poll numbers, the coven of Seedier Media conspired promptly to create a new story line out of left field, a false narrative of a cruel Administration tearing fetuses from their mother's wombs.  Well, actually, in LeftMediaLand that is OK to do — especially if it is a late-term abortion where they actually can rip off real limbs from the Mom's children.  Nothing wrong with crushing little heads and tearing little baby parts from mothers.  Rather, here were the compelling photo ops of alien mothers and fathers at our Southern border breaking as many laws as Hillary and Huma — and just as rapidly — but, unlike Hillary and Huma, being treated with justice.  So, after defying the laws of our country and marching illegally into our country without proper papers or permission, the parents were taken into custody — and that became the worst war crime since the Seventeenth Century Chmielnicki pogroms.  Suddenly, America was worse than Nazi Germany.

On Immigration and the Supreme Court, Democrats Are Snookered.  The president's press secretary, Sarah Sanders, was evicted, ex officio, from a Virginia restaurant that appeared to be named after its bellicose owner (The Red Hen), as she then stormed across the street and demanded a competitor not serve Mrs. Sanders either.  Maxine Waters, the egregious and inexplicably prosperous African-American foghorn of racist demagogy for decades from the Great Arsenal of Political Stupidity, California, called on the Democratic faithful to harass Trump supporters in all circumstances.  The Homeland Security secretary was heckled and derided unmercifully in a Washington restaurant as she tried to have her dinner, and protesters then gathered in front of her house and shouted obscenities (because her department is in charge of immigration).  This was over the unmitigated nonsense about 2,300 children abandoned by illegal intruders into America, being "torn from the arms of their parents."  They are fed and sheltered better than they are accustomed to in the countries they fled, and their parents had no business putting them at this risk.  The United States has 2,700,000 minors separated from parents in prison; 400,000 children in foster care; 760,000 separated from parents in the military, and there are over 16,000 children in insalubrious shelters in New York City alone.

Indianapolis church locks up Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus to condemn immigration policy.  An Indianapolis church made a bold statement on a lawn near Monument Circle Tuesday morning, placing statues of Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus inside a fence to condemn the current immigration policies.  Christ Church Cathedral, also known as "The Church on the Circle," locked up Mary, Joseph, and Jesus as part of its Every Family is Holy campaign.  The church's dean, Steve Carlson, said the campaign is to bring awareness to and condemn the United States' zero-tolerance immigration policy.  "They were a homeless family with nowhere to stay," Carlson said.

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Joseph and Mary were not homeless.  They were forced out of town by Big Government.  And if "every family is holy," what do we need churches for?

If America Is So Bad, Why Do They Keep Coming Here?  As Americans celebrate the country's 242nd birthday, clamoring left-wing progressives loudly and incessantly paint the republic as a very dark place.  The United States under President Donald Trump is routinely described as something out of "The Handmaid's Tale" and in the grips of white supremacists, or — in less incendiary terms — "white nationalists."  Trump himself is regularly compared to Adolf Hitler and called a Nazi.  Liberals complain that Trump is "kidnapping" illegal immigrant children and throwing them in "cages."  Those "cages" — which actually are care facilities run by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) — have alternately been characterized as "internment camps," "black sites" and "concentration camps."  What's more, activists on the Left contend that America is so thoroughly racist that individual acts of kindness and respect are insufficient to overcome "institutional racism," innate bias and "white privilege."

How to Read the News:  A Guide for Truth-Seekers.  The recent MSM and celebrity hysteria about the illegal immigrant children being separated from their alleged parents would have had some impact with voters had not the truth been exposed in the Internet on unbiased websites and twitter posts.  Those pictures of immigrant children sleeping in cages brought tears (crocodile?) to MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow, who apparently failed to note that these heartbreaking photos were taken in 2014 during the Obama administration.  The detention center used by the Trump administration was a far cry from Obama's if one viewed them on one of the more credible news sites like

Media Gets The Story Wrong:  No Illegal Immigrant Children Have Been 'Lost,' NOT ONE.  There are a lot of misconceptions circulating in the media these days, particularly about what is transpiring along our Southern border with illegal immigrant children.  Thankfully, there are some people trying to get the media on the right path.  Senator James Lankford (R-OK) recently appeared on NBC with Chuck Todd, to set the record straight.  Specifically, he wanted America to know that our government had NOT lost any illegal immigrant children who had been detained along the border.

Open Borders Ralliers Raise Holocaust Imagery to Vilify Trump Administration.  Open borders protesters in Washington, DC, laid the defamatory slurs on thick in protest signs attacking President Trump, his administration, and Republicans as racists on the basis of separating minors from adults who illegally cross the U.S. southern border.

The Same People Who Take a Knee For the American Flag Wave Mexican Flags at Anti-ICE Protests.  There is absolutely no question about it, these protests are not about separating children from their parents — it is about abolishing our borders.  The Democratic Party has been radicalized against our nation.

He Survived Nazi Concentration Camps — He Has a Message for Those Who Think America Runs Its Own.  High-profile members of America's media and political circles have used amplified, irresponsible rhetoric to describe President Trump's immigration detainment policies.  Terminology from Nazi Germany is now regularly used to describe American immigration policy in the public arena.  Many have likened illegal alien detainment facilities on the Southern border to "concentration camps," referred to Trump as a "Nazi" or "Hitler" and call Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents the "Gestapo."  Democratic Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal likened America's zero tolerance immigration policy to the "cattle cars of Nazi Germany."  Many pundits and politicians have echoed the sentiment.

Is Trump the Most Fun President Ever?  On Tuesday [6/26/2018] the Supreme Court released its opinions in Trump v.  Hawaii and National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v.  Becerra. [...] In the first case, the Court ruled it was within the power of the President to suspend entry of aliens to the United States.  Something obvious from the clear text of the relevant law.  The self-styled "wise Latina," Justice Sotomayor made a ridiculous comparison to the internment of the Japanese-Americans by FDR, which was batted away as the inapt comparison it is.  As significant as the Court's adherence to the text of the relevant law is, Justice Thomas's observation that District Court issuance of nationwide injunctions (a practice begun in 1963) is based on dubious legal authority.  Moreover, Thomas said, "Nationwide injunctions mean that each of the more than 600 federal district judges in the United States can freeze a law or regulation throughout the country — regardless of whether the other 599 disagree."  As Ben Weingarten details in the Federalist, he's opening the door to more SCOTUS scrutiny of such injunctions, and a disarming of a regularly used tool of the Resistance.

NPR: Trump Staffers Are Hypocrites for Eating at Mexican Restaurants.  It's come to this:  according to some, people should be picking their casual dining choices based on their politics.  NPR published an opinion piece by writer Monique Truong that claims in the headline that it is "hypocrisy" for administration members who support President Trump's way of handling the long-ignored border crisis to eat at Mexican restaurants.  These are people who work for the president, of course, so they are essentially being taken to task for doing their jobs.  Truong considers recent forays to Mexican food dining establishments by administration policy adviser Stephen Miller and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to be a "spectacle" that is "utterly galling to many Americans who object" to the recent policy of dealing with felony immigration offenders, which the president ended this week.

Experts: Migrant Mother from 'Crying Girl' Audio Had No Case for Asylum.  The crying girl featured in an audio-recording touted by pro-migrant groups was brought to the United States by her mother to escape the poverty of her quiet El Salvador town, according to a Washington Post report.  The Post's report shows the migrant mother was not fleeing threats and had no grounds for claiming asylum, but was simply following the route taken by her two older sisters who had successfully walked though the weak U.S. border to settle in Houston, Texas.

Mother Of Crying Child Was Previously Deported In 2013.  The mother of the crying child featured on the cover of TIME Magazine was previously deported from the United States in 2013, according to ICE.  TIME Magazine pasted the image of the young girl crying as President Donald Trump looked down on her, attempting to symbolize the administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy at the border that leads to family separations.  The father of the child later revealed that the girl was never separated from the mother and that the child was only briefly set down so that border patrol agents could perform a pat down.  The mother also left three other children behind in Honduras.

Rep. Barbara Lee accuses Trump administration of 'criminalizing' illegal immigrants.  Rep. Barbara Lee, California Democrat, accused the Trump administration Sunday of "criminalizing" illegal immigrants.  Ms. Lee, who joined a congressional delegation that visited intake and detention facilities Saturday [6/23/2018] near the border in Texas, described the conditions as "tragic."

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If you illegally cross the international boundary into this country, you have committed a crime, and thus you are a criminal.  Mr. Trump is not "criminalizing" anyone who is not already guilty of a crime.

13 Facts the Media 'Pros' Don't Want You to Know About 'Family Border Separation'.  [#3] The Left Wants Illegal Aliens to Enjoy Privileges Denied to American Citizens.  If an American citizen breaks the law and is funneled into the justice system, he is separated from his family and children.  This American citizen is not allowed to keep his family with him in a detention center.  Once again, our media want illegal aliens to enjoy special rights and privileges American citizens do not enjoy.  One more point:  These migrants are guilty of walking minor children through miles and miles of desert with the intent of committing a crime (crossing a border illegally).  If you or I walked a child through miles and miles of desert with the intent of committing a crime, child protective services would take our children away (and should).

Amazon Employees Say ICE Contract Is Like Assisting Hitler With The Holocaust.  Amazon employees sent an open letter to CEO Jeff Bezos Friday protesting the company's contract with Immigration and Customs Enforce (ICE), comparing it to IBM's contract with Adolf Hitler during the second world war.  "As ethically concerned Amazonians, we demand a choice in what we build, and a say in how it is used.  We learn from history, and we understand how IBM's systems were employed in the 1940s to help Hitler," the letter states.  "IBM did not take responsibility then, and by the time their role was understood, it was too late.  We will not let that happen again.  The time to act is now."

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It is astonishing that presumably well-educated adults can live in such ignorance.  President Trump is disrupting the establishment, but he's acting within the law.  For a better example of an American president acting like a dictator, take a close look at Barack H. Obama.  Moreover, I don't think the holocaust victims were sneaking into concentration camps by the thousands.  And I don't think ICE is executing illegal aliens.

Cynthia Nixon calls ICE 'terrorist organization,' says it should be abolished.  New York gubernatorial candidate and former "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon on Thursday [6/21/2018] called U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) "a terrorist organization" and called for its abolition, pitting progressive New Yorkers against Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  Nixon made her remarks at a church on Manhattan's Upper West Side, where an illegal immigrant is taking sanctuary after being threatened with deportation after she failed to show a driver's license during a traffic stop by ICE agents.

Democrats in a lather over the good news.  The children are safe, sleeping in clean bunks and eating better than most of them ever had in Central America.  They're getting American medical care and for most of them, the first appointment with a dentist in their lives.  Their "ordeal" is separation from their parents, and that's always painful for a child.  But they're not at Auschwitz, as some hysterics (such as one former director of the CIA) say they are.  The necessary guards are not Nazis called out of retirement at Buchenwald, despite what some pundits suffering hot flashes say.

7 Recent Lies From Media On Emotion-Driven Immigration Debate.  Democrats and the mainstream media continued to destroy any remaining credibility they have left with their recent hysteria surrounding the debate on illegal immigration as they pushed lie after lie in their attempts to emotionally manipulate voters.  Before jumping into the lies and false information that the media and Democrats have injected into the American public, it's important to note the timeline of events that led up to the creation of this current news cycle.  The current news cycle on the poor treatment of illegal immigrants began in late May when people like former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau tweeted out an article from 2014 and falsely insinuated that it was the Trump administration that was responsible for it.

Illegal Immigration, Internment Camps, and Useful Idiots.  The Bush family has a famously adversarial relationship with English.  It became clear this week that at least one of them is also illiterate where U.S. history and immigration policy are concerned.  This was demonstrated when former First Lady Laura Bush took to the pages of the Washington Post to denounce President Trump for enforcing a statute signed into law by her own husband, George W. Bush.  Even worse, she compared the HHS facilities where the children of illegal immigrants are briefly housed to the infamous internment camps where Democrat icon FDR imprisoned 110,000 American citizens of Japanese descent.  This comparison not only played into the hands of the very Democrats and partisan journalists who remorselessly savaged both her and her husband for eight solid years, it is wildly inaccurate.  Mrs. Bush clearly knows very little about the plight of children caught up in the illegal immigration crisis, and even less about the internment camps she so glibly evoked.  It's blindingly obvious that she has been suckered by the propaganda relentlessly pumped out by the "news" media, completely taken in by their lurid images of wailing children and "cruel" DHS officials.  Laura Bush has thus become just another useful idiot.

Kidtrina.  [Scroll down]  In sum, this administration isn't changing the rules about separating adults from children.  "Separation happens only if officials find that the adult is falsely claiming to be the child's parent, or is a threat to the child, or is put into criminal proceedings.  Once an adult is put into criminal proceedings, federal marshals must turn the children with him into the care of HHS in temporary shelters."  This is not at all different from housing children of those arrested for felonies domestically.  We don't leave the children unattended, nor do we jail them with their parent.  At the moment — without protest — over 20,000 U.S. kids are separated from their jailed parents.  Last fiscal year, 90 percent of apprehended children were released to a parent or close relative.  Secondly, the criminal proceedings are short-term, absent any "aggravating factor such as prior illegal entry or another crime."  Migrants generally plead guilty and are returned to ICE custody.  If the migrant agrees to return, he and the child are returned home together.

Lying Democrat, Lying MSM on the Border Crisis.  The entire crisis is a lie.  The media is lying! [...] NBC News is reporting nothing but fake news, claiming the President has caused a crisis at the border.  There is a crisis but it is because 50,000 illegal aliens are caught coming through each month and that doesn't count all the illegals not caught.  Tens of thousands of children as young as 4 years of age are being sent alone with cartels by their abusive parents.

Border Patrol Agent Sets the Record Straight on CNN, Embarrasses Host.  On Wednesday [6/20/2018], CNN host Brooke Baldwin had on border patrol agent and National Border Patrol Council spokesman Chris Cabrera, with Baldwin seemingly looking to smear and shame the men and women who police our border.  Cabrera, though, took the opportunity to hit Baldwin with the reality of the situation at the Southern border, exposing the false and shallow liberal framing of the issue from the mainstream media, including CNN.

Now Leftists say keeping children and parents together isn't enough.  Open borders is the real goal.  Earlier this month the dishonest establishment media began crafting a phony "child migrant crisis" in their latest effort to sabotage President Donald Trump's presidency.  In particular, Leftists in the media were critical of the administration's policy of separating some migrant children from their parents.  The policy isn't new and in fact, migrant children were being separated from their parents throughout the Obama administration.  But no matter.  Trump hate drives media coverage and fake news narratives.

Many Preaching Immigration Morality are Acting Unethically.  The Deep State was represented by former NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden.  He compared the temporary separation of children from parents at our southern border to the Nazi Holocaust.  Yes, he tweeted that.  It is an abhorrent comparison.  It is knowingly wrong; it minimizes the Holocaust, and it unfairly maligns our country.  It is an unethical assertion, done by a Deep-Stater who loathes the president so much as to incinerate language ethics.  The Nazis separated families as part of a first phase of forced labor and murder of Jews, an entire race.  We, in contrast, are taking care of these children — probably better than they're normally taken care of — during the days of necessary investigation.  No animus is intended on our part, or on the part of President Trump, A.G. Sessions, or the Dept. of Homeland Security.  Mr. Hayden's offense was not simply against Holocaust-survivors, but America itself.  It's unethical to make accusations that are absolutely false and purposely degrading.

Liberals Are Pushing The Country To The Edge.  Time magazine used to be important, used to have standards.  But when they used the picture of a little illegal alien girl who was not separated from her mother on their cover to represent all illegal alien children at the border because she was crying and perfectly fit their narrative they crossed a line.  When they were informed of the fraudulent nature of the picture they chose to ignore it, choosing activism over accuracy.  They chose emotion over truth.

Thoughts on Crying Babies, Dying Babies, and Media Deception.  Also this week, "TIME magazine featured a picture of a crying illegal immigrant child on its cover.  The child was supposedly separated from her parents; over her looms Donald Trump, smugly staring down at her."  And the cover caption reads, "Welcome to America."  What a brute he is!  What a heartless monster!  What an evil man!  But, as Ben Shapiro notes, "There's only one problem:  the cover is total bull.  It's not just total bull because Trump hasn't implemented a newly-developed policy of separating children from parents — that's an operation of law under the Flores settlement as modified by a 2016 Ninth Circuit court ruling.  It's bull because this particular child wasn't separated from her mother, her mother wasn't fleeing persecution but did falsely claim asylum, her mother did put the child in danger, and Trump was targeted by the media for treating this mother and child exactly the same way the Obama administration would have."

TIME Magazine admits screaming migrant girl cover is FAKE news, but says it "captures" a real story, so it doesn't matter.  The cover [of Time magazine] features a crying two-year-old Honduran girl who appears to be looking up at President Donald Trump, who is looking back down at her dispassionately.  The cover comes with the caption:  "Welcome to America."  The story inside is another Left-wing hit piece criticizing the Trump administration's practice of separating some migrant children from the lawbreaking adult parent as it enforces a "zero-tolerance" policy of prosecuting all illegal crossers.  But there's a catch regarding the cover photo of the little girl:  She was never separated from a parent.  It's a lie.  It's the fakest of fake news.  It's intentionally misleading.  It's a hoax.

Fake photo, fake news, fake media and the engineering of fake outrage to push an open borders invasion of America.  The now-infamous "family separation" photo [...] taken by John Moore and licensed by Getty Images, has become the emotion-infused rallying cry for fact-devoid Leftists to demand unlimited open borders that would flood the United States with illegals.  It has now emerged that the photo is "fake" in the sense that the girl wasn't separated from her mother at all.  Young girls cry for a million reasons:  They're sleepy, they want more ice cream, they don't like the food, and so on.  But the deceptive left-wing media claimed this girl in particular was crying because she was forcibly separated from her mother by U.S. Border Patrol.  That claim, we now know, is a complete lie.  But it fits the convenient narrative of the insidious Left — which cares nothing about actual facts — and so the photo has been widely circulated on Fakebook and even used to raise nearly $20 million in donations for pro-open borders front groups.

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Time Magazine Stands by Its Fake Cover, Misleading Story.  The Time Magazine story gets more absurd by the day.  It is perhaps the worst example of fakery and yellow journalism yet.  Time Magazine is standing by their fake cover story of a crying 2-year old Honduran girl because it offers the propaganda they are looking for.  The cover features a 2-year-old Honduran girl sobbing as she looks up at Trump, with the words "Welcome to America."  They pretended the tiny child was separated from her mother.  As it happens, the little girl was crying because she was in the hot desert and it was 11 at night.  The mother abandoned her husband and three children in Honduras where her husband has a good job as a ship's captain.  She took the toddler as insurance to get into the country.  It's her second illegal entrance, making it a felony.

Delusion About Detentions:  On Family Separation at the Border.  Upstanding journalists, their fellow right-minded pundits, and progressive elected official friends are outraged!  According to them, the Trump Administration's approach to immigration enforcement is cruel, un-American, inhumane, barbaric, and even medically dangerous. [...] The problem is the facts are at odds with the conventional media interpretation of existing legal precedent, prior administrations' practices, and even relevant federal statutes.  You know, the law.  But being wrong on the facts has never stopped the media and their useful idiots in the commentariat from maligning the Trump Administration unfairly to suit their agenda.  Now they're shrieking about "baby jails."  It's insane.

How Immigration Officials Cooked the Books and Fooled Congress for Years.  A recent Justice Department report on U.S. immigration courts provides a rare glimpse into the difficulties faced by the Trump administration as it repairs the damages inflicted on these tribunals over the last 20 years.  But give credit to the courts' new executive, James McHenry.  Early on, he identified the need for transparency and has made accurate disclosure of court business one of his agency's highest priorities.  Candor, if not reform, demands no less.  It's a good start for an executive whose predecessors often avoided — and sometimes denied — the truth about the courts' troubling dynamics.  Yet the courts limped along, their annual reports masking a systemic dysfunction never shared with Congress.  While transparency won't cure the dysfunction, it should identify obvious areas for reform — among them failures to appear in court.

Proof that Hillary, Laura, and Michelle lie.  The wives of ex-presidents — women who married into fame — are [grousing] about immigrant children[.]  The facts show 10,000 parents sent their children north unaccompanied and illegally.  Another 2,000 accompanied their children as they tried to cross our border illegally.  The facts also show the husbands of Laura and Michelle enacted and followed this law.  Not policy, law.  Hillary supported this law in 2014.  In 2002, in the wake of 9/11, a Republican House and a Democratic Senate established the Department of Homeland Security.  I opposed it.  I correctly predicted this expansion of government was redundant and would lead to abuse of our civil rights — without securing our homeland. [...] Presidents are supposed to obey the law, as shocking as that may be to Laura and Michelle.

Democrats Push "Children In Cages" Hoax In Despererate Bid To Sway 2018 Midterms.  It started with a tweet depicting illegal immigrant children sleeping in cages with the headline, "THIS IS HAPPENING NOW!"  The picture wasn't from 2018, though.  It was actually taken during the Obama years.  That didn't matter.  The lie raced around the world, the Establishment Media pounced, and now Democrats are actually likening U.S. border security policies to Nazi Germany.  It's a complete hoax.

Four Reasons Why Separating Border Children Is the Only Humane Choice.  This so-called "migrant child separation crisis" is as phony and manufactured as the Russian collusion hoax, a ginned up controversy fabricated by the media to blot out President Trump's success with North Korea, a booming economy, and to distract from the nuclear fallout that came via the Inspector General report on our disgraced FBI, including this week's devastating congressional hearings.  This narrative is not only phony, it is also dumb, indecent, and inhumane.

The Media Are Lying About Trump Separating Illegal Immigrant Families.  Here's The Truth.  Over the weekend, the media went insane over the supposed Trump administration policy of separating illegal immigrant parents from their children.  According to the media, Trump could with one quick fix simply prevent the separation of children from their parents; according to the media, all Trump has to do is wave his magic wand, and all will be well.  This is a lie.  More specifically, it's several lies.

This sounds like incitement to me.
Rep. John Lewis: 'Cannot Be Any Peace in America' Until Child Border Policy Ends.  Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) told reporters Wednesday [6/20/2018] there "cannot be any peace in America" until border agents cease the separation of immigrant families.  "It made me so sad," Lewis began.  "I cried last night.  When I heard those babies crying.  Knowing that young children have been taken from their mothers.

No more 'internment camps': Democrats disrupt congressional hearing.  U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as the outcry grew over his administration's separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump Speaks, The Media Lies, And The Artist Of The Deal Makes His Move.  The media lies.  That's why there are sites like RedState.  If you could simply turn on the television and trust what you heard, we would be unnecessary.  The same goes for much of the supposed news sources online.  For examples of this, look no further than coverage of the border family separation issue.  Among the mainstream news organizations, there seems to be no adherence to any notion of truth; there is only the media against Trump, which is oftentimes the media against truth.

DHS Secretary Nielsen slams 'irresponsible' media, says 'no policy of separating families at the border'.  The head of the Department of Homeland Security bashed the media Sunday for their reporting on the increasingly volatile immigration controversy, writing in a string of tweets:  "We do not have a policy of separating families at the border.  Period."  Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen added:  "This misreporting by Members, press & advocacy groups must stop.  It is irresponsible and unproductive.  As I have said many times before, if you are seeking asylum for your family, there is no reason to break the law and illegally cross between ports of entry."  She noted that no one is "breaking the law by seeking asylum at a port of entry."

7 Truths Liberals Will Never Acknowledge About Illegal Immigration.  [#5]  There are no jobs "Americans won't do."  This is easy to prove because there isn't a single field where illegal immigrants make up the majority of the workers.  So there are more Americans doing all those jobs we supposedly need illegals to do.  If every illegal disappeared tomorrow, within a year or two, wages would rise enough in those professions so that American workers would fill those jobs or alternately, automation would be used to replace the workers.  There may be rich business owners who benefit from having cheap illegal labor, but we don't "need" illegals for anything.

'We Do Not Separate Babies From Adults': DHS Denies Allegation It 'Ripped' Breastfeeding Baby From Mother.  Department of Homeland Security officials on Friday flatly denied a widely reported allegation that border authorities forcibly separated a breastfeeding baby from her mother while she was awaiting prosecution for entering the country illegally.  "We do not separate babies from adults," a DHS official told reporters during a background briefing.  "It's a bright line."

Feinstein: 'I Didn't Really Know Enough' About Mistreatment of Undocumented Immigrants During Obama Years.  Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) said Sunday [6/10/2018] that while former President Barack Obama was in office, she was not well enough aware of the mistreatment undocumented immigrants faced, saying she has since learned more about the issue.  CNN's Jake Tapper mentioned to Feinstein a recent viral photo of undocumented children in a holding cell that was tweeted out by former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D.).  The photo was shared by many who attempted to condemn the Trump administration's actions at the southern U.S. border.  The issue with the photo going viral for that reason is it was taken in 2014 while Obama was in office.

The lawless, porn-respecting, MS-13-loving, humorless American left.  The Democrats' latest campaign is the allegedly cruel separation of parents from their children when they enter the country illegally.  As Rich Lowry wrote, "their outrage obscures more than it illuminates."  Donald Trump has changed nothing regarding this policy.  It is implemented when the border agents do not believe that the child belongs to the adults claiming him or that said adults are a threat to the child.  According to Lowry, the Flores Consent Decree of 1997 says that "unaccompanied children can be held only 20 days."  A ruling by the Ninth Circuit extended this 20-day limit to children who come as part of family units.  So even if we want to hold a family unit together, we are forbidden from doing so.  This is yet another phony scandal with no basis in truth.

Should we continue to preserve the fictions around 'anchor babies'?  My son and his wife went to a Boston hospital last weekend to induce labor.  They were joined in a room by five other couples going through the same process.  My son said one couple was Asian, where the man spoke English and the woman did not.  A nurse asked the man for the name of their pediatrician, and he said they didn't have one and didn't need one if the baby was healthy.  The nurse said they needed one before they left the hospital.  My son said the man did not seem very interested in the mother or the baby.  Instead, he was very interested in getting the birth certificate and Social Security card.  He said it was absolutely unacceptable that it would take six weeks to get those items.  Does it sound as though these two are contributing to our economic growth, or does it sound as though they are using us?  They didn't have a pediatrician, and they couldn't afford to wait six weeks for documentation.  Does anyone think they had insurance?

Caged kids were Obama's, not Trump's.  First we read, from The New York Times and other sources, that some 1,500 migrant children had been separated from their parents and were missing.  Thus ran the headlines — "The US government lost track of 1,475 immigrant children."  Not true.  They came here unaccompanied.  They were tracked and as many as possible were placed in foster homes — a procedure going back to previous administrations.  But it got worse.  Pictures of some of these kids being caged in detention centers made all the rounds to offer evidence that Trump is heartless and cruel.  Turns out those images were from 2014 — under the Obama administration.

Bay of Pics:  Media fakery targets Trump with photos of Obama-era child trafficking.  Over the Memorial Day weekend, photos of Central American children at a U.S. holding facility began to appear online.  Democrats and their media allies quickly hailed the pics as the latest exhibit of anti-Trump hysteria.  "Look at these photos," Linda Sarsour tweeted.  "Speechless," tweeted Antonio Villaraigosa, former Los Angeles mayor and candidate for governor of California.  "This is not who we are as a nation." [...] Trouble was, the story was from 2014, long before the Trump administration.  Likewise, As Saagar Enjeti noted in the Daily Caller, the detention center photos "stem from a 2014 Arizona Central story showing migrant children in steel cages.  The cages were implemented at the height of the Central American migrant crisis under the Obama administration."

RNC Torches Democrats in New Midterm Ad: 'MS-13 Killers...They Aren't So Bad'.  There are some of us who know how far left the Democratic Party has become.  Some are seeing it right now, while others still in the dark concerning how radical this party has become.  Two weeks ago, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the House Minority Leader, defended MS-13, saying she was appalled over the president calling them "animals."  Then again, the news media decided to peddle fake news, claiming that President Trump was referring to immigrants as animals.  That's not true.  Folks, there's video and a transcript.  They were wrong, but decided to peddle this crap anyway because the elite media has Trump Derangement Syndrome.  In fact, it's so systemic that the president now has liberals defending Latino gang members.  They're not animals, they're still human beings is the hill the Left wants to die on — and people wonder why Democrats can't get into an effective messaging war with this White House.

Lost Children?  Detention Cages?  Baby Prison Bus?  Trump's Critics Will Believe Anything.  Over the long weekend, President Trump's critics were in a sputtering rage over his supposedly losing 1,500 illegal immigrant children, sticking them in cages, and putting others on specially equipped prison buses.  Turns out, it was all 100% bogus.

Why the 'Racist America' Meme is Collapsing.  The controversy over Trump's "animal" remark was, as we now know, fake news.  The [New York] Times didn't mention until later that his comments were directed at criminal aliens, like those in MS-13.  But because we live in an era in which Trump can never, ever be right, the Left is now defending MS-13 and other criminals without comment from our media watchdogs.  Incredibly, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has defended MS-13 as "God's children" with whom we all share an inviolable "spark of divinity."  What would the family of an unnamed man who was stabbed 100 times, dismembered, beheaded, and had his heart cut out say to that?  The killer was 19-year-old Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, a citizen of El Salvador, illegally residing in the United States.

ICE Director Blasts Democrat, 'Don't Call Us Anti-Immigrant' For Enforcing Your Laws.  The acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) slammed Rep. Nanette Barragan (D-CA) on Tuesday [5/22/2018] after she falsely accused the agency of being "anti-immigrant."  During a House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing on Central American migration and border security, Barragan went on a rant accusing ICE of having an "anti-immigrant" agenda.  "Now we love to talk about this issue about the MS-13 gangs, we love to paint immigrants as criminals," Barragan said.  "That is not the complete facts and that is very offensive for me to see continuing to happen, is continuing to message this is anti-immigrant agenda."

Media Spreads Two New Lies Aimed At Smearing ICE, Trump.  Multiple journalists, activists, and former Obama administration officials spread blatant falsehoods during Memorial Day weekend aimed at smearing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Trump administration.  The first false claim involved a news report showing photos of children in detention centers lying on floors that CNN's Hadas Gold, former Obama official Jon Favreau, Shaun King, and Linda Sarsour all shared and promoted as being recent when, in fact, the photos were from 2014, during the Obama administration.

Libs Pushing The 1,500 Missing Illegal Kids Stat Aren't Telling the Whole Story.  Liberals furiously pushed a story over the weekend that expressed great outrage over the revelation that the U.S. government had "lost track" of nearly 1,500 illegal immigrant children last month who'd been processed and released to the care of sponsors inside the country.  As with most narratives pushed by the liberal media these days, parts of it were flat out wrong, it was conflated with other similar but non-related stories and the whole context of the "missing kids" story wasn't shared, even as it was highly relevant.  The Washington Post was one of the many outlets that helped spark the outrage, even as it offered up a semblance of explanation on Sunday to walk back portions of the narrative that had gone off the rails.

Did the Feds Lose 1,475 Migrant Children?  That's what you would conclude from this USA Today opinion piece headlined, "The feds lost — yes, lost — 1,475 migrant children."  It's a piece that's a pretty good example of how "fake news" works — there's some factual basis for the claim, but it's exaggerated or misunderstood, and then fed into the maw of the perpetual outrage cycle, in this case about the alleged extreme carelessness and heartlessness of the Trump administration toward migrant children.  Some background:  As we all know, in recent years there has been a flood of "unaccompanied children" (UAC) showing up at the border.  The U.S. government attempts to unite UAC with a parent or close relative in the U.S.  The HHS program to do this is longstanding and long pre-dated the Trump administration.  Given the size of the migrant flow, the scale of this task is enormous.

Rich Lowry DISMANTLES fake news narrative that feds 'LOST' 1,475 migrant minors.  So there's a narrative going around based on a report from USA Today.  It's that the feds LOST 1,475 kids that had been scooped up at the border when they inhumanely TOOK THEM AWAY FROM THEIR PARENTS.  They just *poof* disappeared!!!

The important FACTS completely missing from the immigration debate.  If you didn't know anything about our immigration system — an accurate description of our political class — you'd think that we take in few immigrants from the Third World or from anywhere outside Europe and that our "racist president" wants to stamp out the last vestiges of the few brave and unique immigrants coming from subpar conditions, yearning for freedom and American values.  This distortion could not be farther from the truth.

Liberal Lies And Slanders Are A Slippery Slope To Trouble.  [Scroll down]  It's a bad faith strawman strategy, and it often manifests itself in the New Obtuseness, the stubborn insistence that what someone just said is something entirely different than what he actually said.  It's basically fancy lying.  The New Obtuseness was in full effect recently when Trump called MS-13 dirtbags "animals."  Despite the video of him discussing these evil gangbanging scum, the liberals and their media windowlickers insisted that he was calling all illegal aliens "animals."  And they knew it wasn't true — they just lied, knowingly and intentionally.  They do it all the time.  We, presumably, are supposed to disbelieve our own lying eyes and ears.

Anatomy of a Smear:  How the Media Created a Malicious Lie About Trump's 'Animals' Comment.  On Wednesday afternoon [5/16/2018], President Donald Trump hosted a "California sanctuary state roundtable" discussion at the White House.  Infamously, he referred to violent MS-13 gang members as "animals."  Americans wouldn't get that impression from reading Thursday's headlines, however.  "Trump Calls Some Unauthorized Immigrants 'Animals' in Rant," screamed The New York Times's Julie Hirschfeld Davis.  Her article referenced MS-13 only once, buried as an aside in the third paragraph:  "He exhorted his administration to 'do much better' in keeping out undesirable people, including members of transnational gangs like MS-13."  USA TODAY ran with the headline "Trump ramps up rhetoric on undocumented immigrants:  'These aren't people.  These are animals.'"  To their credit, Gregory Corte and Alan Gomez included a bit more context than The New York Times did.  Even so, MS-13 did not come up until the fourth paragraph, and the opening sentence suggested that the president was "calling undocumented immigrants 'animals.'"

Democrats and the media lost the argument on immigration, so now they're lying.  President Trump has repeatedly proven himself unbeatable on immigration, but why should that stop Democrats and the national media from trying again?  Democratic lawmakers and news reports this week wrongly accused Trump of having described immigrants in general as "animals" when he had actually been referring to violent members of gangs like MS-13.

The Obama Legacy Deserves To Be Destroyed.  In 2012, Obama told the nation that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which by any standard was a stand-in for legislation, was merely "a temporary stopgap measure."  By the time Trump overturned it, the measure represented "who we are as a people."  That's because by "temporary" Obama always meant "until Democrats can make it permanent through the courts or electoral victories."

Pelosi: 'Trump Administration's Spiteful and Subjective Immigration Policies Casting a Cloud of Fear'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) accused the Trump Administration on Friday of launching a "cowardly assault on 57,000 Hondurans" by cancelling their Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which was based on the damage done to their country by a hurricane that struck 19 years ago and allowed them to stay in the United States while their country was overcoming that damage.  "The Trump Administration's spiteful and subjective immigration policies are casting a cloud of fear and uncertainty over American communities," Pelosi said.  "If the Administration refuses to rescind this decision, Republicans in Congress have a moral responsibility to step in and ensure permanent protection for these hard-working, patriotic Hondurans."

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Yeah, that's the problem, Nancy.  If they are "patriotic Hondurans," they are loyal to Honduras.  They're only coming here to siphon money out of this country and send it back to Honduras.

Geraldo Rivera scoffs 'immigrant crisis' as 'manufactured'.  Geraldo Rivera, in a Fox News interview about the migrants moving north from Central America and about the rape statistics of women who cross the border illegally, called the situation "manufactured" and characterized it as hardly a crisis.  That, despite 2014 media reports from even left-leaning rags that show mass numbers of females are raped while crossing into the United States.

Nancy Pelosi slams Trump for 'wasting resources on pointlessly sending troops' to border.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi ripped President Trump on Twitter Thursday for "pointlessly" sending troops to the border instead of working with Democrats on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.  The California Democrat wrote: "@realDonaldTrump is using every cynical political trick in the book to ignite anti-immigrant fervor.  Needlessly militarizing our southern border won't make Americans more safe — it's just another political calculation.

CNN Runs Story Comparing ICE Agents To Nazis.  The full article tells the story of a Jewish woman who is hiding a Catholic, Latino family from deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  "For the woman, the link from the present to the history of World War II is strong," the authors write, noting that Jewish people also feared being kicked out of their homes during the Holocaust.  The article apparently does not feel the need to point out the key differences between Jewish people during the Holocaust and illegal immigrants in the U.S. — chiefly that Jewish people were being exterminated by their own government.  A number of people lashed out at CNN for the offensive comparison.

Unions Claim California Fruit Will Die on the Vine After ICE Raids.  California unions claim that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration raids across Northern California will destroy farmers by causing fruit to "die on the vine."  President of the United Farm Workers of America Arturo Rodriguez has complained that last week's ICE raids in Northern California, which led to widespread panic, is a threat to California's agricultural industry.  His concerns were echoed by President of the Western Growers Association, Tom Nassif, who told Bloomberg that 75 percent of California's 2 million farm workers are undocumented (illegal) aliens.

Pelosi Slams ICE for Arresting 'Hard-Working, Law-Abiding,' 'Patriotic' Illegal Aliens.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi today attacked the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency for arresting more than 150 illegal aliens in Northern California whom Pelosi described as "hard-working, law-abiding" and "patriotic."  San Francisco, where Pelosi's congressional district is located, is a "sanctuary city" that will not cooperate with the federal government in the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws.  "Since Sunday, ICE deportation officers have arrested more than 150 individuals who are in violation of federal U.S. immigration laws, working on leads developed by the local field office in conjunction with the National Criminal Analysis and Targeting Center (NCATC)," ICE said in a statement released Tuesday [2/27/2018].

How Identity Politics Is Made to Destroy Us.  In January, when negotiations over the fate of 800,000 DACA recipients broke down, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blamed the impasse on the alleged racism of President Trump and his senior advisers.  "Last night the president put forth a plan," Pelosi told the U.S. Conference of Mayors.  "Let me just say what I said last night, that plan is a campaign to make America white again."  This was not only an obvious lie, but a spectacularly brazen one, since Trump's announced plan would provide a path to citizenship not only for the illegal aliens who had benefited from President Obama's constitutionally suspect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, all of whom are nonwhite, but for a million additional illegals, mainly from Latin America, who are also mainly nonwhite.

George W. Bush Praises Cheap Labor Immigration: 'We Ought to Say Thank You and Welcome Them'.  Former President George W. Bush praised the inflow of illegal and legal immigrants to the United States, saying Americans should "say 'Thank you'" to migrants and "welcome them."  Addressing a summit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Bush criticized President Trump's decision to end the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which gave temporary amnesty to nearly 800,000 illegal aliens.  "America's their home," Bush said, according to the Associated Press.  "They've got to get it fixed."

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Astonishing.  Bush 43 says America is the illegal aliens' home — presumably even if they just got here.  We should thank them for voting Democrat, driving drunk and signing up for food stamps.

Actor Antonio Sabato Jr.  Crushes 'The View' Hosts With Immigration Facts.  On Thursday [2/8/2018], actor and model Antonio Sabato Jr. crushed the women of "The View" with facts about immigration and the proposed Southern border wall.  Sabato is a legal immigrant to the U.S. and is currently seeking political office in California.  He "came out" as conservative at the Republican National Convention in 2016, an appearance for which Sabato claims he was blacklisted by Hollywood.  "The View" co-hosts assumed they had a "gotcha" moment on their hands, since Sabato is both an immigrant and pro-border security; these two things can't exists [sic] in harmony, according to the Left.

Public Backs Trump, Not Democrats, On Immigration:  IBD/TIPP Poll.  In his State of the Union speech, President Trump said he was willing to make a deal with Democrats.  He'd create a path to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal aliens who came to the country as children, in exchange for funding for a border wall and a shift toward a skills-based immigration policy.  Democrats flat-out rejected Trump's overture, with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calling it "an act of staggering cowardice which attempts to hold the Dreamers hostage to a hateful anti-immigrant scheme."

Yale Law School Grad Cory Booker is an Ignoramus on Citizenship Rights.  New Jersey Senator Cory Booker seems to spend every waking moment either admiring his Presidential look in a mirror, or trying to move left of any of his opponents for the 2020 nomination.  After the State of the Union Address Tuesday, he demonstrated a profound ignorance of the Constitution. [...] What rights to citizenship do ten million illegal immigrants possess — whether in the dreamer category, or any other — their parents, those who overstayed visas, whatever the explanation.  The answer is they have no rights to citizenship, now or in the future, unless the Congress passes a law and the President signs it to extend an amnesty to allow these people to establish a legal status in the country, and at some point, a path to citizenship.

Nancy Pelosi's SOTU Response:  DACA Illegal Aliens 'Are Americans Too'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi responded to President Trump's "State of the Union" (SOTU) address by claiming that the roughly 3.5 million illegal aliens who are enrolled and eligible for the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program "are Americans too."  During his SOTU address, Trump assailed open borders and the violent, El Salvadorian MS-13 gang, which has ravaged American communities and prospered due to rapid illegal immigration, calling on the federal government to protect the interests and safety of American citizens.

Judge rules illegals have constitutional right to 'say goodbye' to family.  Illegal immigrants snared by deportation officers have "the freedom to say goodbye" to their families, a federal judge in New York ruled Monday [1/29/2018], ordering the government to release a prominent activist to his family.  Judge Katherine B. Forrest, whom President Barack Obama appointed to the bench, said the government was following the law when it picked up Ravidath Lawrence Ragbir, the illegal immigrant.  But she said "larger, more fundamental" rights were at stake.

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What part of the Constitution gives Constitutional rights to illegal aliens, based only on their (illegal) presence in the U.S.?

The Lucrative Business of Fending Off Migrants.  Pitou remembers someone yelling, "Go, go!" Three hundred young men, including him, began sprinting toward the fence.  The first barrier was short.  The second was three times taller.  Pitou was exhausted by the time he got to the top.  The barbed wire tore through his clothes, and his skin.  Next thing he remembers, he was lying on the ground, police surrounding him.  And the Red Cross.  They pulled him into an ambulance.  Outside, he could hear his friends screaming in celebration:  They had reached Europe.  Last August, Pitou successfully crossed the border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta.  The 6-meter barrier, covered in barbed wire and video cameras, is the last obstacle for thousands of African migrants like him trying to reach Europe each year.  But where some see a challenge, others see a business opportunity.

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The article above serves as an example of a "news" story that reeks with bias:  Muslim invaders portrayed as migrants; Opportunists portrayed as peaceful victims; The wall as a weapon; Trespassing as a virtue; Capitalists as greedy villains.  And that's just in the small excerpt above!

Using Nullification To Destroy Federalism.  [Scroll down]  In other words, the so-called "Dreamers," who are here illegally are being defended along with other illegals who, in addition to being illegals, are also criminals.  And this is all under the name of diversity.  Trump is being characterized as a pathological xenophobe.  This enforcement is presumably motivated by his hate and the hate of his supporters for non-white peoples, especially Hispanics.  And this pervasive and obsessive anti-Latino tendency is reinforced by an additional dimension of his mindset, and that of his Christian, conservative, dumb, working-class mindsets, by Islamophobia. [...] This rejection is always appended with the suffix "phobia."  Phobias are fears, but not merely fears.  They are irrational fears.

Eschewing Euphemisms Frames Immigration Issue Trump's Way.  Issue framing is especially important on immigration.  It's an issue on which small percentages of voters on different sides have very strong views and on which the large majority of voters with less interest have conflicting views.  Euphemism has been the weapon of the liberals on this.  You can't say illegal immigrants; you have to say undocumented immigrants.  You can't say amnesty; you have to say a path to citizenship.  You have to say that for immigration legislation to be considered comprehensive, it must provide a path to citizenship for the bulk of the estimated 11 million immigrants who are here illegally.  You have to say that more restrictive plans are hard-line, presumably implying they are undesirable.

Trump forces Democratic hand on immigration.  Ah, the Art of The Donald.  Kick back and enjoy the ride.  "Trump plan to offer citizenship to 1.8 million undocumented immigrants," the BBC reported.  How did the illegal aliens react?  "Let's call this proposal for what it is:  a white supremacist ransom note.  Our fear, our pain, and our lives must not be used to shackle our parents and ban those seeking refuge; we must not be used to tear apart the moral fabric of this country," the group United We Dream said in a statement.

Media lying about McConnell to help save face for Chuck Schumer.  Chuck Schumer has a huge problem, and his friends in the mainstream media are pitching in to help — with lies.  Now that he has caved in on the Schumer Shutdown, the radicals who dominate his party are angry and demanding protection for the DACA illegal aliens, and Schumer has promised to oppose funding the border wall that he had earlier discussed supporting in return for action in DACA.  But instead of reporting on the disarray among the Democrats, the narrative just has to be that the evil Republicans engaged in perfidy.

Dick Durbin Claims Amnesty Is 'Civil Rights Issue of Our Time'.  Democratic Senators believe amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants is the "civil rights issue of our time," declared Sen. Dick Durbin, just before he voted January 22 to end the 2018 budget filibuster.  Durbin's promotion of illegal immigrants above African-Americans and other Americans spotlights the party's decision that Americans' deficits in wealth, job opportunities, and education are subordinate to the party's strategy of allying with business to import foreign voters via the nation's mass-immigration laws.

The 7 Factors Turning America From a Great Nation Into an Also-Ran.  [#3] Immigration:  Because of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, there is no comparison between how much immigration may have helped America in the past versus how much it helps us now.  Furthermore, our unwillingness to secure our borders has created a lot of problems with illegal immigrants.  Currently 57% of families headed by a legal or illegal immigrant are receiving some form of welfare.  It doesn't help America at all to bring people here who are uneducated, work menial jobs and don't pay income taxes, who don't assimilate or who end up on some form of welfare. [...] Contrary to what you often hear, our current immigration system is making America WEAKER, not STRONGER.

Luis Gutierrez:  Shutdown Really About 'First Racist President' Wanting to End Legal Immigration.  Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) claimed on Friday evening that the government shutdown is about the "first racist president of the United States of America" wanting to end legal immigration.  In a fiery speech at a MoveOn rally outside the Capitol on Friday evening, Gutierrez accused President Donald Trump of exposing himself as a racist with his "shithole" countries remarks.  And though Trump reportedly made those remarks in regards to the visa lottery system and said he would welcome more immigrants from Asian countries, Gutierrez said the government shutdown was not about Trump's border wall but about "ending legal immigration in America."

Grade School's Anti-Border Wall Posters Describe Police as Predators.  [W]hy would teachers at an elementary school expose children to a self-proclaimed "international network of aspiring revolutionaries?"  A spokesperson for the local school district told the Todd Starnes Radio Show they were not aware the posters originated from an organization with anarchist leanings.  The spokesperson also refuted the National Public Radio station's report that the posters included the organization's website.  "There was no website link on the posters at the school," the spokesperson said.  "It appears that a related or original poster design included a link to a website at the bottom of the poster, but that was not included on the posters at the school."  Over winter break, construction workers noticed the propaganda posters and tore them off the walls — prompting outrage from the school district as well as local residents.

Obama Lied and Argued Against Executive Amnesty, Then Lied and Said DACA Only Temporary, Now Lies and Calls Trump Racist for Scrapping DACA!  You just couldn't trust a word Obama said!  Lying was his way of life. [...] Obama never intended that his illegal amnesty for 'dreamers' referred to as DACA to be short term.  Then after the Democrats lost the election, President Trump announced an end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to illegal immigrants who arrived in this country illegally with their lawbreaking parents or guardians.

Time to Repeal the Disastrous 1965 Immigration Act.  If someone sells you on something with false advertising and it does the exact opposite of what was promised, are you not entitled to return the product and get a refund?  In fact, if the product caused you harm, should you not in addition be compensated for damages?  Consider that when Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) was pushing the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 (S.500) on the Senate floor, he said, "First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually."  Actually, he was right.  We now absorb more than a million immigrants annually.  Kennedy next stated, "Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same."  The average yearly number of immigrants prior to '65 was 250,000.  Even with Common Core math, that's still less than one million-plus.

Dick Durbin Advocated for Ending 'Chain Migration' in 2010, a Term He Now Says is Racist.  In 2010, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) advocated on the Senate floor for ending the process known as "chain migration," whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S., a term that he now claims insinuates racism.  While asking Congress to pass the expansive and failed "DREAM Act" amnesty, which would start by legalizing millions of illegal aliens, Durbin touted the fact that the legislation at the time would have ended chain migration, preventing newly amnestied illegal aliens from bringing their extended family members to the U.S.

Leaked Memo:  DACA Recipients Are 'Critical' to Democrats' 'Future Electoral Success'.  Not only do these illegal aliens cost the American taxpayers billions of dollars, they are incredibly dangerous as well.  Just like the Syrian 'refugees', we don't know who they really are.  The median age of a DACA recipient is 23 years old.  They are not hopeless babies and toddlers like the media would like you to believe.  Many DREAMers are of voting age and will vote Democrat.

Nine Reasons Why Democrats' DACA Amnesty 'Deadline' Does Not Exist.  Establishment advocates are insisting that January 19 is the drop-dead deadline for a DACA or Dreamer amnesty, just two weeks after the advocates insisted that December 22 was the drop-dead deadline.  The January deadline claim is based on the advocates' claim that agency officials need a few weeks planning time to prepare and launch the amnesty by March 5 when the two-year work-permits invented by President Barack Obama will start expiring at a more rapid pace.  GOP leaders, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, have described March as a deadline, even though hundreds of thousand of work-permits will remain valid after that date.

Debunking 'Dreamers'.  The most successful propaganda campaign ever waged by progressives can be reduced to a single word: dreamers.  It is a propaganda campaign so successful that even conservative news entities use the word to describe a subset of illegal aliens brought here by their law-breaking parents.  Illegal aliens whose expectations of amnesty have become demands, abetted by immigration activists and their Democrat allies, and enabled by an unconstitutional executive order by Barack Obama.  It is a term designed to elicit equal measures of compassion — and far more critically, guilt — from otherwise sensible Americans appalled by the wholesale lawbreaking represented by millions of illegals residing in America for decades.

The Politics of Meaningless Words.  In the United States, we don't declare the existence of any human being illegal.  However, we do declare many things human beings do illegal.  And among the many things human beings do, entering the United States of America without permission from our government to do so is illegal.  This makes you in legal terms an Illegal Alien (i.e. foreigner) and makes your immigration illegal, causing you to be an illegal immigrant.  No one ever — that I know of — says you're an illegal human.  They say you are an illegal immigrant.

America's Farmers Don't Depend on Illegal Immigration.  Liberals frame the debate over illegal immigration as a dilemma: either America grants amnesty to aliens or the economy will collapse.  Some even imply that Americans will starve to death because of higher food prices — who will pick America's fruits and veggies if not illegals?  Bruce Goldstein, president of a nonprofit called Farmworker Justice, boldly claims that if we were to deport all illegal aliens, "our agricultural system would collapse."  Collapse.  This is nonsense.  American agriculture will not collapse without illegal labor.  Why?  Because there are plenty of technological solutions and American workers available to pick up the slack.  It is time to put this myth to bed.

DACA Is Not What the Democrats Say It Is.  Democrats portray the DACA program as only benefitting those who were a few years old when they came to the U.S. illegally, leaving them unable to speak their native language and ignorant of their countries' cultural norms.  Therefore, the reasoning goes, it would be a hardship to return them to the countries where they were born.  Obama himself gave this rationale when he said DACA beneficiaries were "brought to this country by their parents" as infants and face "deportation to a country that [they] know nothing about, with a language" they don't even speak.  While this may be true of a small portion of the DACA population, it certainly is not true of all of the aliens who received administrative amnesty.  In fact, illegal aliens were eligible as long as they came to the U.S. before their 16th birthday and were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012.

Don't Call It "Chain Migration"!  As part of the ongoing negotiations on what to do with 700,000 illegal immigrants who've been protected by Obama's executive amnesty ("DACA"), the Trump White House is pushing to end so-called "chain migration."  That's the ability of legalized immigrants to bring in, not just their immediate families but their brothers and the families of their married children — who then get to bring in their extended families, who then get to start the process all over again, until entire villages have moved here.

Arresting Illegal Aliens At Courthouses Undermines Democracy Or Something.  The New York Times gives César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, a tenured associate professor of law at the University of Denver, who is big into protecting people who are unlawfully present in the United States, a platform to fear-monger. [...] Personally, I'm more concerned with safeguarding our law enforcement folks over the feelings of illegal aliens.  There is a much lower chance that an illegal will be armed at a courthouse, versus getting them out in the streets, their homes, where they work, etc.

Five things to know about 'Dreamers'.  New data released by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services challenges much of the narrative offered by advocates of open borders and immigration.  In the debate over the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), there is a particular set of narratives that advocates for the policy have used to advance their agenda.  DACA beneficiaries currently number about 800,000.  At least a quarter of them, 222,000, live in California.  Of the DACA beneficiaries, a.k.a.  Dreamers, about 79 percent came from Mexico, according to figures published in September by the New York Times, citing pro-immigration think-tanks.  A September 15 article that appeared in The New York Times, asserted that the median age for Dreamers' illegal entry into the United States was six years.  The article also asserted that Dreamers also have skills needed in the modern work force.  Data recently released by the federal government appears to differ.

5 shocking immigration trends ignored by the political class.  If you walk the halls of D.C. think tanks and Swamp organizations, you might think we have a crisis of not enough immigrants.  They always extol the virtues of more immigration without any consideration of the costs or whether these immigrants are assimilating into our culture or trying to take it over.  The Center for Immigration Studies released a new report this week on immigration trends that blows sky-high all the myths perpetuated by the open-borders political establishment.  It demonstrates that we are in uncharted waters and that the current trajectory will immutably transform America into something unrecognizable.

Google ignorantly exploits Selena as an emblem for illegals.  Selena was far more American than she is given credit for by Google.  Her first language was English, and she didn't even learn Spanish (probably incompletely at that) until she began singing and generating hits in Spanish, her music first catching on to fans in Mexico.  So it was Selena transcending boundaries, all right — by bringing her American Tex-Mex or Tejano sound south of the border.

Nancy Pelosi Thanks Illegal Immigrants for Breaking the Law.  Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi thanked 'Dreamer' parents for breaking US law and bringing their children into the nation illegally on Wednesday, saying the nation "owes a debt" to the undocumented families.  The California Congresswoman expressed her gratitude during a televised town hall event on CNN, where she was asked whether President Trump or Congress was ready to move ahead on permanent DACA legislation.  "Our Dreamers, they make America dream again.  They're so lovely.  And frankly, we owe a debt to your parents for bringing you here," said Pelosi.  "You're such a brilliant part of our future, a constant reinvigoration of America, that's what newcomers are."  [Video clip]

Pelosi: Dreamers' parents 'did a great thing' in sneaking them into U.S..  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that illegal immigrant parents who brought their children to the U.S. in defiance of the law "did a great thing," giving the country an infusion of successful young people.  Mrs. Pelosi's comments strike a dissonant note from many analysts, who while saying the Dreamers are sympathetic since they had no say in the decision, say the parents do deserve blame for creating the problem.

Don't buy into all of that rosy PR about DACA.  Who wants to deport "Dreamers"?  Not many people, it turns out.  Even veteran immigration restrictionists seem willing to legalize this subset of immigrants in the country illegally if it is part of a package deal.  That's true even though a lot of what's said about the DACA recipients is PR-style hooey.  For example, it's often said — indeed, former President Barack Obama just recently said — that the approximately 800,000 of them were "brought to this country by their parents."  Well, many were.  But that's not required to qualify as a protected Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program recipient under the various plans, including Obama's.  You just have to have entered the country illegally before age 16.  You could have decided to sneak in against your parents' wishes.  You're still a "Dreamer!"

Lawlessness Is Not Compassion.  There is probably not an adult in America who hasn't experienced having someone cut in line.  It's exasperating not only because it's fundamentally unfair, but because it's highly disrespectful of those already waiting.  More confrontational personalities will tell the person to go to the end of the line.  Others will say nothing.  Nobody likes it.  Would it make you feel any better if the line breaker walked his cute teen-aged daughter to the front of the line and inserted her after you've been waiting an hour?  It would be a deft move, intended to disarm you, but it would still be wrong.  You might be less inclined to get aggressive with the young girl, but you still would not like it.  That, in a nutshell, is DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.  It is adult illegal immigrants using their children to cut in line.  T

WashPo: DACA Illegals Needed Because Blacks, Latinos Can't Do the Jobs.  Reporter Tracy Jan headlined her article "The Truth" as she argued that lower-skilled Americans cannot do the jobs filled by DACA illegals. [...] To decorate her claim, she quoted Douglas Holtz-Eakin. [...] A few details about Holtz-Eakin.  His American Action Forum was created by GOP donor Fred Malek.  In turn, Malek gets his wealth from extensive investments in hotels, which gain greatly from a large scale supply of immigrant workers and immigrant customers.

The canards about DACA.  To hear the media tell it, all 844,931 people within the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are paragons of virtue we Americans should be throwing ourselves at the knees of in gratitude for them coming to stay.  In reality, DACA is a shabby little temporary amnesty program that rewards underachievers and permits quite a few criminals to avail themselves of its benefits.  The Daily Caller reports that 2,139 DACA recipients have lost their status due to criminal activity.  Those are the ones who've been caught.

There Is No Such Thing As a 'Deserving DREAMer'.  Over and over again, from the mouths of politicians in both parties, identity politics purveyors and cheap labor lobbyists, we hear the same refrains about President Obama's 800,000 amnestied illegal alien youths:  "They don't deserve to be punished."  "They deserve protection."  "They deserve the American dream."  Deserve, deserve, deserve.  Over and over again, in countless cookie-cutter op-ed pieces published over the past month, so-called DREAMers have vociferously lamented President Donald Trump's push to eventually undo their unconstitutional five-year reprieves from deportation plus coveted work permits.

Trump Upholds The Constitution By Dumping DACA, And Critics Freak Out.  Obama enacted DACA in June 2012 after Congress failed to pass immigration reforms he wanted.  Obama said that in the face of congressional inaction, he was going to reshape the country's immigration policy all on his own, or has he put it, take "steps to lift the shadow of deportation from these young people."  But even Obama described DACA as a "temporary, stopgap measure."  Well, within five years more than 800,000 illegals had been effectively granted amnesty under the program, and the "temporary" part of it had long been forgotten.  Obama also didn't seem to care if his move was constitutional or not.

Obama's Shameless, Hypocritical DACA Lies.  Obama can't stop lying.  It's some sort of disease.  But it helps that the media never calls him out on it.  The President sets deportation priorities.  If Obama hadn't wanted children of illegal aliens deported, all he had to do was say the word.  Instead he created an infrastructure for partially legalizing them.  He did so illegally.  And, just as with ObamaCare, unsustainably.  But he was gambling that Republicans wouldn't have the guts to take away what he had illegally given.  An

Stephen Miller is right:  Lazarus' immigration poem is not US law.  There's been some argument over who came out ahead in the picturesque set-to between White House staffer Stephen Miller and CNN reporter Jim Acosta over the White House support of the immigration bill sponsored by Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue.  On one point at least it seems to me that Miller had the best of it when he charged that Acosta was being "ahistorical."  Acosta kept reading and reciting the Emma Lazarus poem written before the Statue of Liberty was erected in 1886 but not inscribed at its base until 1903:  "Give us your tired, your poor," etc.  His plain implication was that the United States had an open immigration policy back in the years before World War I.

Feinstein Says We Can't Increase Immigration Enforcement Because No One Will Pick Our Fruit.  California Sen. Dianne Feinstein warned that President Donald Trump's immigration plan would severely cripple the agriculture industry in a Wednesday evening [8/2/2017] interview.  "We're the largest agricultural producer in America[.]  It's a $50 billion industry.  We employ tens of thousands of agricultural workers," The Democratic senator said on CNN.  "They are among a class that this would be prohibited.  It would cripple agriculture if they didn't have the people coming in to do this work[.]"

El Paso Times Blames U.S. Government For Illegal Alien Deaths.  Apparently, because we have an actual border with Mexico, and attempt to protect it, and stop people coming across it illegally, the U.S. is to blame, along with Mexico

Illegalophilia and Islamophilia.  When Nabra Hassanen was killed by Darwin Martinez Torres, the media rushed to blame Islamophobia and Trump.  The truth was simpler.  It was the left's own Illegalophilia that killed the Muslim teenager. [...] The murder happened in Fairfax County.  Earlier this year, Fairfax County Chief of Police Ed Roessler had assured illegal aliens that they had nothing to worry about.  The police were not going to do anything about them until they killed someone.  "We're not targeting someone on the street that we may or may not know is here unlawfully," Deputy County Executive David Rohrer soothed.

If the Media Wants to Win Back Public Trust, It Can Start Reporting Truthfully on Immigration.  [Scroll down]  A large reason there is such a gulf between what happens and what journalists report is that many journalists see themselves as "protectors of the truth," as illustrated by NBC News host Chuck Todd.  The truth is their truth, stemming from an ideology that does not permit any contradictions or contrasting points of view to get a fair hearing.  While some Americans may turn to media figures for affirmation of beliefs already deeply held, I wager most Americans don't turn to Chuck Todd, or any other media figure for "the truth." Instead, they want reporters to accurately report facts, such as what the director of ICE actually said about immigration law enforcement.  Instead, what we see from too many reporters is the insertion of their own deeply held beliefs in place of facts on the ground.  When a reporter refers to an illegal alien as an "undocumented immigrant" this is an attempt to deny the criminal act of illegal immigration.

Is Immigration to the U.S. an Entitlement?  For the past six months, the debate about immigration has centered on the campaign to derail President Trump's temporary travel ban.  But now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it to go forward, at least in part, the discussion has started to shift.  Critics are backing away from the contention that it's biased to impose greater scrutiny on immigrants or refugees from countries where terrorism is rampant.  The new arguments, stripped of their anti-Trump resistance rhetoric, are not so much about whether the administration is prejudiced against Muslims but whether people living in foreign countries have a right to come to the United States regardless of any other consideration.  The notion that entry to the United States is not a privilege granted by the government but an entitlement is the underlying premise of two New York Times articles published the day after the Supreme Court ruling.

Obama-Appointed BLM Activist Blames White People For Illegal Alien Murdering Muslim Girl.  Leftists initially blamed Trump supporters and Islamophobes for the murder of 17-year-old Muslim teenager Nabra Hassanen, who was killed early in the morning on Sunday [6/18/2017] in Virginia.  After police said the murder was not a hate crime, but was instead related to road rage and the suspect arrested for the crime was a 22-year-old illegal immigrant from El Salvador named Darwin Martinez Torres, their "Islamophobic Trump supporter" narrative was shattered.

Virginia: Muslim girl a victim of illegal alien's road rage, not hate crime.  A young illegal alien is accused of brutally murdering a Muslim teenager in Fairfax County, Virginia near a mosque.  Darwin Martinez Torres, a 22 of El Salvador, is responsible for the beating death of 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen, according to police, NBC Washington reported.

Liberals Blamed White Supremacy For Muslim Teen Murdered By Illegal Immigrant From El Salvador.  Liberals on Twitter are blaming white supremacy and Donald Trump for the murder of a Muslim teen, despite the fact that the suspected murderer is an illegal immigrant from El Salvador.

Stop making everything a moral issue.  Immigration is not a moral issue.  America controls America's borders.  Ellis Island was not an open arms invitation to the world, because it was a way station where we screened the people we did not want.  Anarchists, criminals, and other burdens on society were sent back where they came from.  There is no moral right to come to America as a visitor or as an immigrant.

The Democrats' Second Secession & America's New Civil War.  [Scroll down]  Mexico is composed of two main ethnic groups:  the descendants of the Spanish conquistadors who enslaved and slaughtered the indigenous Indians, and the descendants of the Indians.  In other words, actual oppressors and actual oppressed.  When members of these two groups cross into the United States, however, they both become "people of color," therefore oppressed; therefore, deserving of special sensitivities, special allowances, special privileges — all without regard to their individual histories and merits.  That is why criminal migrants from Mexico, who are here illegally, can commit felonies against Americans, including rape and murder, and become a cause for progressives and Democrats, who create "sanctuary cities" and policies to protect them.  Because they are people of color and allegedly oppressed.

City Hall Spreads ICE Fears First, Gets Facts Later.  When word came to City Hall on Thursday [5/11/2017], it appeared to confirm the administration's worst fears: federal immigration agents had been to an elementary school in Queens to inquire about a fourth-grade student.  New York City officials sought an explanation on Friday from the Department of Homeland Security, and when they did not immediately hear back, they grew wary.  And impatient. [...] But ICE wasn't even there.

Another nail in the coffin for the 'Jobs Americans Won't Do' myth.  [Scroll down]  Of course, the majority of workers in all U.S. industries are born in the United States, so Politico surely exaggerates when it implies that businesses aren't already hiring domestically.  Nevertheless, this is further evidence that the rise of guest workers programs has damaged the domestic recruitment pipeline.

Mayors tell Jeff Sessions:  We are not 'sanctuary cities'.  A handful of mayors told Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday what they told Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly last month: that they are not breaking federal law by imposing "sanctuary" policies aimed at protecting illegal immigrants.  Mayor Jorge Elorza of Providence told reporters after an hour-long meeting at the Department of Justice that Sessions told them a sanctuary city would be defined as one that violates federal statute 8 U.S.C. 1373.  He said if that is the definition, "then there are no sanctuary cities" in the United States.

USA Today Caught Lying About "First Protected Dreamer Deported".  If you read the USA Today report of Juan Manuel Montes being deported you might believe their headline:  "First Protected Dreamer Deported Under Trump": [...] However, the U.S. Border Patrol presents an entire divergent set of facts to the Daily Caller.

DHS says Dreamer deportation valid; caught hopping border fence.  There's been a lot of confusion and argument over the deportation of Juan Manuel Montes, a 23-year-old Mexican-born man who entered the United States illegally as a child but received legal protection under President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

DREAMer lost DACA status when he illegally tried to reenter country, feds say.  According to U.S. officials, Juan Manuel Montes-Bojoquez had twice been approved for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, which provided the 23 year old a permit to work or attend school here legally.  Montes worked in California as a farmworker but hoped to attend community college to become a welder.  As a condition of that permit, however, Montes was required to stay in the U.S. or seek approval to leave.  Officials say Montes violated those terms when he returned to his native Mexico then tried to sneak back into the U.S. on February 19 by scaling a fence in Calexico, a small town east of San Diego.

De Blasio:  Being A Sanctuary City Means Less Terrorism.  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday [3/27/2017] that New Yorkers will be at risk of terror if Attorney General Jeff Sessions follows through on cutting federal law enforcement grants to sanctuary cities.  Sessions appeared at the White House to say that jurisdictions that ignore immigration detainers will lose Department of Justice grants, which total $4.1 billion for the upcoming fiscal year.

Disagreeing With Democrats Is Now Considered Un-American.  Sen. Charles Schumer can barely get through an interview without calling one Trump policy or another un-American.  When he heard that the administration was considering using 100,000 National Guard troops to round up illegal immigrants, he called it "one of the most un-American things that would happen in the last century."  (It turns out that such a plan was never under consideration.)  When Trump signed an executive order suspending visa applications from terror-prone countries, Schumer called it un-American.  When Trump revised that order, Schumer said "it is still un-American."

How illegal immigrant advocates demonize Trump and terrify people.  The New York Times describes 11 million people — those who are living in the country illegally — as sleepless with anxiety, waiting for the "fists pounding on the door, the agents in black, the van ride, the cell."  Who has thrown such fear into this community?  How about the Left, aided and abetted by the liberal media, which has purposefully distorted President Trump's immigration policies, characterizing them erroneously as a radical departure from past practices?  In a feverish blast to donors sent out yesterday [2/22/2017], the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee claims that "Donald Trump plans to add thousands of immigration agents and begin deporting "almost all" undocumented immigrants."  That is, excuse the expression, fake news.  Trump is doing no such thing.

CBS: Trump Immigration Order Creates 'Climate of Fear' for Illegal 'Citizens'.  The journalists at CBS This Morning on Wednesday [2/22/2017] openly fretted that Donald Trump's new immigration orders "could create a climate of fear" for illegal "citizens."  (Yes, co-host Gayle King used the word "citizen.")  Talking to USA Today bureau chief Susan Page, Anthony Mason worried, "This could create a climate of fear in the immigrant community, if it hasn't already."  Page agreed, "I think it has."  She justified, "Remember that two-thirds of illegal immigrants have been here at least a decade.  So, they're really part of the fabric of our life.  Although, admittedly, they're here illegally."

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It doesn't matter if an illegal alien has been in this country for 30 years or 30 minutes.  In fact, if an alien has been here illegally for more than a year, and hasn't made any attempt to acquire naturalization or get permission to be here or learn English, that indicates that he or she has no intention of assimilating.

Government demographic studies all wrong on Somali numbers in US.  We probably have at least twice as many Somalis of ethnic descent living in the US as the federal government is telling us! [...] Virtually all Somalis are Muslims.  And, of all the ethnic groups entering the US right now, Somalis (I believe) lead the pack in the number of terrorist attacks or attempted terrorist attacks, or who have been arrested and convicted of helping to support jihadists in some form or another.  Frankly, there is absolutely no reason for the US to take in more Somalis!  The UN is pushing them on us!

84 Lumber Says Super Bowl Ad Wasn't Political Or Pro-Immigration.  If this ad wasn't pro-immigration then what was it?  Because it certainly conveys the message that illegal immigration can have positive results.  In fact many, myself included, feel the ad offers up an over-romanticized view of decades of illegal immigration.  Not a political statement?  Identifying a need because the owner of the lumber company likes security?  Really?

President Trump will Undo the Cruelties of Obama's Political Correctness.  One of the cruelest goals of political correctness is to deny regular Americans the right to protect themselves from terrorism, from loss of jobs, and from exposure to disease, and to spit on their innate desire for safety in their communities.  Barack Obama's not so veiled accusations against the American people over the last eight years exemplify this cruelty.  Those of us worried about the all too frequent and continuous terrorism coming from young Muslim men were labeled Islamophobic.  Those opposed to Obama's open-border policy resulting in loss of jobs, disease, crime, and assaults in our towns, as well as the bankrupting of smaller communities due to taxation burdens, were called xenophobic.  Obama too easily hurled the charge of racism against police and millions of Americans.  It was bullying.

The Statue of Liberty Has Nothing to Do with Immigration.  The Statue of Liberty represents Libertas, Roman goddess of Liberty.  She bears a torch liberty.  She bears a torch and a tabula ansata.  It's a tabula that evokes the law on which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence.  That's what words are on the Statue of Liberty, words that commemorate July 4th, 1776.  A broken chain lies at the feet of the Statue of Liberty.  The Statue of Liberty had absolutely nothing to do with immigration.  So why do people think that it does?  Well, there was a socialist poet.  (Are poets anything other than socialists and communists?)  Her name was Emma Lazarus, and her poem was called The New Colossus, and it included the lines, "Give me your tired, give me your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."  That was not part of the creation of the Statue of Liberty.  It was not delivered with the Statue of Liberty.  It came later.  The poem written by Emma Lazarus was written to help raise money for the statue's pedestal.

Hope & Change Comes Eight Years Into the Obama Presidency.  The president finally got tough on immigration in one of his parting shots as president.  "Effective immediately, Cuban nationals who attempt to enter the United States illegally and do not qualify for humanitarian relief will be subject to removal, consistent with U.S. law and enforcement priorities," Obama announced last week.  "By taking this step, we are treating Cuban migrants the same way we treat migrants from other countries."  Like Mexico?  In encouraging illegal immigrants to "come out of the shadows and get right with the law" two years ago, Obama noted that "tracking down, rounding up, and deporting millions of people isn't realistic."  He assured illegals, "All we're saying is we're not going to deport you."

Border Patrol Alters Stats to Hide Release of Criminal Aliens, High Recidivism.  The frontline Homeland Security agency charged with preventing terrorists and weapons — including those of mass destruction — from entering the country also skews figures to drastically deflate the high recidivism rate of aliens caught entering the U.S. [...] For the system to work, the Border Patrol must report accurate information involving illegal aliens who are apprehended.  Instead, it appears that federal agents on the ground are being ordered to fudge the numbers as part of a broader Obama administration effort to protect illegal immigrants and falsely portray the Mexican border as safe.

WH: Sanctuary cities a 'symptom' of larger immigration problems.  Support for sanctuary cities is an example of how the Obama administration has tried to balance the country's laws with the fact that the U.S. is a "nation of immigrants," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday [11/30/2016].  "Listen, the president has made clear that when it comes to our immigration policy, it's important for our federal policies to reflect that we're also a nation of laws, but we're also a nation of immigrants," Earnest said.

The Editor says...
Most of the people in this country are citizens who were born here, with American parents.  So the statement that "we are a nation of immigrants" is a canard.  We are not under any obligation to admit any more immigrants, ever.  Moreover, Section 212(a)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act prohibits the admission of those who are "likely to become primarily dependent on the government for subsistence."  From what I've seen, that description is applicable to the overwhelming majority of immigrants today.

Enemies of Language.  There are also lots of Orwellian nouns and adjectives to describe those from other countries who broke federal immigration laws to enter and reside in the United States.  "Illegal alien" used to be a neutral and descriptive legal term — one still preferred by the Supreme Court — but is now seen as counterproductive to the agendas of the open-borders movement.  Thus the more inexact "undocumented alien" followed, although few who entered illegally ever had immigration "documents" of any sort.  Next came the term "undocumented immigrant" — on the theory that the ancient word "alien" (from the Latin word alienus, meaning "belonging to another") is offensive and also unhelpful to the open-borders project.  Finally, the ambiguous word "migrant" is being used to suggest that there is really no difference between entering and exiting a country under any circumstances.

DC Council Says Immigration Laws Violate 'Privacy,' Defends Status As Sanctuary City.  Lawmakers defended the status of Washington, D.C., as a sanctuary city at a public hearing Thursday discussing a bill that would ban immigration raids in the city.  Council Member Brianne Nadeau, the representative for the District's Ward 1, introduced legislation in April banning immigration raids and other attempts in the city to enforce federal law.  The bill would further solidify the District's status as a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants.  Nadeau said federal immigration raids "jeopardize residents' privacy, safety, and security," according to WJLA.  Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a statement Monday [11/14/2016] reaffirming that the District is a sanctuary city, arguing it "makes our neighborhoods safer."

Trump Horrifies Liberals With Plans To Immediately Deport/Jail Up To 3 Million Illegals.  Leftists are trying to make a case that there aren't that many with criminal backgrounds, even when considering that crossing the border illegally is illegal.  They forget that roughly 40-45% of the illegals in the country overstayed their visas, which is even more criminal than those who jumped the border.  Regardless, this gives a good view into how Liberals will respond to the era of Trump, meaning meltdowns and severe opposition to everything he proposes, regardless of whether it is good policy or not.  Deporting those with criminal backgrounds?  How dare he!

Spike In Immigrants Illegally Crossing Into US Ahead Of Election.  Experts told CBS News the number of immigrants crossing the border won't drop after Election Day.

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In other words, the headline is misleading and deceptive.

Secret Homeland Security Dept. report shows it's catching barely HALF of illegal border-crossers — not the 81 percent it claims publicly.  Barely half of people who entered the U.S. illegally from Mexico last year were caught, according to a report commissioned by the Department of Homeland Security that also shows sharp declines in illegal entries.  The report found 54 percent of people who entered illegally between border crossings got caught in the 2015 fiscal year.  That's much lower than the 81 percent success rate that Homeland Security cites publicly on its website using a different counting method.  The 98-page report was completed in May, and Homeland Security has declined to release it.

Obama uses last address to the United Nations to hammer Trump for 'crude populism' saying 'a nation ringed by walls would only imprison itself'.  President Barack used his last address to the United Nations to bat down the kind of 'crude populism' he's accused Donald Trump of adopting.  'Today a nation ringed by walls would only imprison itself,' Obama said before the UN's General Assembly.  Obama warned that 'alternative visions of the world' will succeed if heads of state don't force a 'course correction' from the current path of globalization.

Obama at U.N.: A walled-off nation 'imprisons itself'.  President Obama on Tuesday delivered a thinly veiled warning to the world's leaders against the aggressive nationalistic and protectionist policies espoused by Donald Trump, and argued that building walls and erecting trade barriers will only hurt U.S. workers and those abroad.  "Today, a nation ringed by walls would only imprison itself," Obama said in his last speech as president before the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York.  He warned several times against persecuting people of different faiths and cultures, and said the world is at a crossroads, and must choose to either move ahead with global cooperation, or retreat inward.

Obama blocks release of DHS Report:  DHS captures 50, not 80 percent of illegals.  On September 15, 2016, Malia Zimmerman and William Lajeunesse of Fox News reported that the Obama Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is refusing to release a report on the number of illegal aliens who cross the southern border.  DHS claims that it catches 80% of those who cross illegally, but the report supposedly says DHS captures only 50%.  Moreover, DHS refuses to release this report because Obama has blocked release.

Illegals to Border Agents: 'Obama Said it Was Okay to Come'.  [A] new report out of San Diego reveals that 90% of illegal aliens caught along the southern border are subsequently released back on the streets.  In fact, they are dropped off at a local bus stop to freely roam about.  The most common reason given as to why they are crossing is:  "Obama said it's okay to come."  KUSI 9 News's Dan Plante recently spent the day at the border and learned that nine out of ten illegals are released back on the streets of San Diego and are more often than not provided with extra amenities.

Obama to States:  Accept Refugees, Or Else.  Of the U.S. Presidents since 1900, a few of them were not only ignorant of the U.S. Constitution, but were downright hostile to it.  Few in American History, however, have shown the amount of hostility, and willingness to blatantly stomp all over the law of the land, like President Barack Obama.  In his latest defiance of constitutional principles, Obama has decided to threaten any States who refuse to accept the Muslim refugees his federal government are trying to unconstitutionally force upon the various States.  According to Obama, the States have no constitutional grounds to refuse his dictatorial edicts, especially when it comes to immigration, or "refugees".

In A New Bid To Push H-1B Program, Microsoft Manufactures Claim U.S. Students Can't Hack It In Tech.  Leaching off last week's DNC Convention, tech industry-behemoths Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon hosted a mini-conference amidst the gathering elite aimed at building awareness of the supposed lack of tech-education among America's youth.  The policy-push comes off Microsoft's 'National Talent Strategy' hatched a few years back; an initiative which the company's own general counsel apparently admitted was nothing but a 'manufactured crisis' really geared to serve the industry's H-1B immigration agenda.  Indeed, if America really did have an 'education crisis' in the STEM-fields, why do so many of the hundreds of thousands of H-1B professionals imported here every year come from places that do far worse educationally than we do?

DHS chief says deportation 'not pleasant,' claims 'we do not have open borders'.  The nation's top immigration officer on Wednesday [8/3/2016] pushed back at claims the administration has an open-border policy, adding that it upsets him to deport illegal immigrants.  Jeh Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security, said that the U.S. is filling over a dozen jets a week with illegals and flying them back to Central America.  "That's what we're doing on a daily, weekly basis.  We have something like 15 to 18 flights of migrants a week, just to Central America that we send back, people who have come here.  And so we don't have open borders," he told reporters.

Congressman: Illegal Border Crosser 'Kind of Person I'd Like to Have' in America.  An individual who crosses the border illegally into the United States is the kind of person Americans should want in the country because of their "strength" and "will," Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) told PJM.  Honda was asked for his response to GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, who said illegal immigrants broke federal law after crossing the border and should be sent back to their home countries.

Sen. Kaine:  Immigration Is 'Like Transfusion Of Fresh Blood Into The Bloodstream'.  Sen. Tim Kaine (D.-Va.) today [7/22/2016] compared immigration to a blood transfusion for the country.  "What immigration has done for Virginia is what it's done for the nation since its very first days," Kaine said.  "It's been like the transfusion of fresh blood into the bloodstream that has continued to revitalize us and make us stronger."

Gov. Kasich:  We Want Immigration - Population is Stagnant in Ohio.  Ohio Gov. and former Republican presidential candidate John Kasich (R-Ohio) told an audience in Cleveland that he looks at immigration as an opportunity because Ohio has a "stagnant growth of population — we want people to come to Ohio."  "When I look at immigration I look at a new level of energy," Kasich told an International Republican Institute gathering on Tuesday [7/19/2016].

The Editor says...
This country would benefit greatly if the number of immigrants dropped to zero, because most of the people who are coming to America are only interested in food stamps and "disability" checks.  If that comes across as an unfair generalization, you're not paying attention.

Obama: Mexicans make U.S. stronger.  With Donald Trump's rhetoric about Mexican rapists and border walls obviously on their minds, President Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto made a public show of friendship and respect Wednesday [6/29/2016]. [...] Mr. Obama said the U.S. "is not just a friend and neighbor of Mexico, but the very character of the United States is shaped by Mexican Americans who have shared our culture, our politics, our business."

The Editor says...
That sounds so lofty.  Too bad it's a pack of lies.  The Mexicans streaming over the border are not rocket scientists and cardiac surgeons.  If they get any job at all, it's minimum-wage grunt work (or petty crime), and if they don't get a job, they're on food stamps for the rest of their lives.  They don't share our culture.  They are here to make our culture look like their (Mexican) culture.

Interior Secretary: 'If We Did Not Have Immigration to This Country We Would Not Eat'.  Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told attendees at an event on Hispanic-American entrepreneurship on Tuesday [6/28/2016] that if it were not for legal and illegal immigration into the United States, "we would not eat."  Jewell said that the country is still trying to address the rights of farm workers, including the role immigration plays.  "I'd say the challenges of immigration reform are a good example," she said.  "If we did not have immigration to this country we would not eat.  Whether it's documented or undocumented, we would not eat," Jewell said at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C.

Obama Suggests his Immigration Opponents are Racist.  In his remarks about the Supreme Court decision ending his amnesty power grab, President Obama indicated what he really thinks, which is that the millions who want to stop illegal immigration and stem the flood of immigrants from a single culture not our own are, at bottom, racist.

WH Report on Labor-Force Dropout Oddly Confused About Immigration.  The White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) released a new report this week on the long-term decline of work among men ages 25 to 54.  Although it contains some interesting insights, the report's specific treatment of immigration is weak and contradictory. [...] The authors argue that because low-skill wages have declined over time, demand for such labor must have fallen.  Strangely, they do not mention that buttressing the supply of low-skill workers (via immigration) would also have a wage-depressing effect.  In fact, the report absolves immigration of any responsibility for labor-force dropout because immigrants themselves have high rates of work, ignoring the possibility that immigrants are pushing natives out.  Stranger still, the authors never explain how low-skill immigration fits with their thesis.  After all, if employers are much less interested in unskilled labor, why has the U.S. been a consistent magnet for unskilled immigration for the past half century, and why do those immigrants have such high rates of work?  The simplest answer would be that immigrants are willing to work for less money than natives.  Is the Obama administration okay with lowering the prevailing wage through immigration?

Immigration expert explains how Obama is lying about his border record.  The Obama Administration, along with their willing allies in the mainstream media, continue to perpetuate the deception that deportations under President Barack Obama are at their highest levels of all time. [...] It is an effective and disarming argument used by the Left whenever the debate over illegal immigration is engaged.  After all, how could illegal immigration be in such dire straights and in need of radically new policies and serious enforcement of existing policies if President Obama has been such a champion of deportations?  The argument has silenced many an ill-prepared debater in the past.  The only problem is:  It's a complete and total fabrication.

13 Incompetent Failures in the Obama Administration.  [#8] Former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano resigned in July 2013 to become president of the University of California system.  As PJ Media's Bryan Preston wrote, her tenure at Homeland Security "has been marred by scandal and dishonesty."  Napolitano infamously declared that the U.S.-Mexico border is "as secure as it has ever been," citing bogus statistics.

Here Comes the Obama/UN Refugee "Surge" — Rebranded as "Safe Alternative Pathways".  Across the United States, designated "Welcoming Communities" have begun receiving — or soon will be recipients of — Syrian "refugees" chosen by the United Nations and supposedly vetted by U.S. agencies.  But only months ago top officials of these same agencies stated it would be impossible to vet the enormous pool of refugee applicants for terrorist and criminal backgrounds, or even to prove that they are from Syria, considering the chaos in the Middle East and lack of documentation among the migrant. [...] Because the governors of 27 states and a large portion of the American public have voiced opposition to Obama refugee resettlement "surge" plan, the UNHCR and various globalist think tanks have been teaming up with the State Department to hatch new ways of sliding more migrants in as students, temporary workers, and through expanding the always-effective "family reunification" program.

President Obama:  Accessory To The Crimes Committed By Illegal Aliens?  President Obama stood in the White House Rose Garden [6/15/2012] to proclaim that "since Congress failed to act" he was going to take action.  Of course to Obama, his concept of a "failure of Congress to act" was the refusal of Congress to pass bad legislation.  When Congress votes down bad legislation, they most certainly are acting.  Obama also deceptively said that this was about children, kids and young people, even though illegal aliens as old as 31 years of age could apply for this program, provided that they claimed that they entered the United States prior to their 16th birthdays.  Without any interviews or field investigations being conducted, fraud likely permeates this program that has an approval rate of more than 95%.

DHS Says Mexican Border "More Secure now than it has Been in Many, Many Years".  Islamic terrorists and droves of illegal immigrants — mainly youths — have slipped into the United States through Mexico recently, but the deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) insists the "the border is more secure now than it has been in many, many years.  This delusional assessment brings to mind when President Obama's first DHS secretary, Janet Napolitano, repeatedly proclaimed the border is as secure as it's ever been amid escalating drug-cartel violence that spilled into the U.S. and a crisis of narcotics and human smuggling in the region.  Though the situation has only worsened, the administration continues to repeat the same lies even though a number of reports have confirmed that Islamic terrorists have entered the U.S. through the famously porous southern border and tens of thousands of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) keep crossing in without ever encountering federal agents before touching American soil.  If anything the southern border has become a national security threat of epic proportions, illustrated by Judicial Watch's reporting in the last few years.

Rubio's Lies on Immigration.  At the February 25 debate in Houston, Marco Rubio revisited an issue that had first come up at the previous debate.  On February 13, Ted Cruz said that Marco Rubio told Spanish television he would not rescind President Obama's illegal executive amnesty on his first day in office, and Rubio responded that Cruz was lying.  The transcript is unambiguous:  Cruz had spoken accurately. [...] Rubio had not only said that he would not rescind DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) immediately, he also said he would not do so until it had been replaced by legislation — which means only after a long time, if ever.

Obama's immigration raids: A classic case of 'smoke and mirrors'.  Although U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement rounded up 121 illegal immigrants on January 2, the raids were largely conducted on illegal immigrants from Central American who already faced deportation orders.  Fueled by rumors confirmed to be false, the administration wants us to believe these actions represent a serious crackdown.  But the detainment of a handful of lawbreakers, who have run out of legal options to remain in the U.S., does virtually nothing to address the fundamental immigration problems we face.

Mr. Obama, here's why closing Guantanamo is a big mistake.  In his final State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Obama promised to "keep working to shut down the prison at Guantanamo" and said "it's expensive, it's unnecessary, and it only serves as a recruitment brochure for our enemies."  But he couldn't be more wrong.  Guantanamo Bay is a first-rate detention facility that's kept terrorists off the battlefield and kept America safe.  It's critical role in our national security cannot be overstated.  Early last year, I visited Guantanamo Bay and witnessed prisoner operations.  I saw firsthand that it is not the barebones prison camp President Obama purports it to be.  In fact, it couldn't be further from the picture he's painted for the public.

More about Obama and the Guantanamo Bay Prison.

Philly mayor claims he was 'misinterpreted' on claims terror attack had 'nothing to do with being a Muslim or following the Islamic faith'.  Philadelphia's Mayor Jim Kenney has earned himself a place in the Doofus Hall of Fame for telling a press conference about an attempted assassination a police officer by a man who told police he acted "in the name of Islam" because "the police defend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the Quran": [...] Now he is trying to backtrack in the face of near universal mockery.  But of course, he will not correct himself, retract his statement, or in any way man up.  No, he blames others:  the idiots who "misinterpreted" him — especially Republicans and Rush Limbaugh.

Hillary Clinton comes out against deportation raids in break with Obama.  Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton joined her rivals Monday [1/11/2016] in opposing the Obama administration's deportation raids targeting Central American immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally and ignored deportation orders.  Speaking at a forum aimed at young and minority voters in Iowa, Clinton said the raids had "sown fear and division in immigrant communities across the country.  People are afraid to go to work.  They are afraid to send their kids to school.  They are afraid to go to the hospital, or even the grocery store."

The Editor says...
How I wish all that were true, but it's not.  Illegal aliens are very comfortable here in the U.S.  They are afraid of no one — especially during rush-hour traffic!  They don't have to know a word of English because there are Spanish-only stations on radio and TV.  (That should be illegal, but it's not.)  Nobody is at the grocery store or the hospital looking for illegal aliens; in fact, the emergency room at the county hospital is their doctor's office.  And if the feds give them any trouble at all, there are hundreds of lawyers ready to help.

You Only Think You Know How Many Illegal Immigrants Live in the US.  [Scroll down]  Three main players were involved in generating that number of 11 million illegal immigrants:  Pew Research Center, the Center for Immigration Studies and the Department of Homeland Security.  But they were only masseurs of the source data, which comes from the Census Bureau by means of two surveys:  the Current Population Survey and the American Community Survey.  We need to identify these players.  Pew claims impartiality, but the methodologists for its numbers come from decidedly liberal roots such as the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute.  The Center for Immigration Studies approaches the question from the side of more controlled and limited immigration flows.  Homeland Security is a bureaucracy with a presidentially appointed secretary who carries out administration policies.  The Census Bureau's surveys are conducted both by mail and in-person visits to selected homes.  Neither asks directly, "Are you in the United States illegally?"

Just Asking about Islam and Terrorism.  Let me ask you a question.  Let's say you are an authentically moderate Muslim.  Perhaps you were born into Islam but have become secularist.  Or perhaps you consider yourself a devout Muslim but interpret Islam in a way that rejects violent jihad, rejects the concept that religious and civic life are indivisible, and rejects the principle that sharia's totalitarian societal framework and legal code must be imposed on the state.  Let's just take that as a given:  You are no more inclined toward terrorism than any truly peaceful, moderate, pro-democratic non-Muslim.  So let me pop the question:  Is there any insulting thing I could say, no matter how provocative, or any demeaning video I could show you, no matter how lurid, that could convince you to join ISIS?

DHS cheers 31 percent drop in border apprehensions.  The Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday [12/22/2015] that apprehensions of illegal immigrants at the border fell 31 percent in fiscal 2015, but said that decline is good news, as it's a sign that fewer illegal immigrants are trying to cross the border into the U.S.  In its year-end report, DHS said 337,117 people were apprehended at the border, down from 486,651 in the prior year.  Secretary Jeh Johnson said that shows fewer people are trying. [...] But Republicans in Congress were already doubting DHS's explanation, and said lower overall enforcement numbers were the real reason for the decline.

20 Ways To Tell If You Might Be A Liberal.  You might be a liberal if... [#19] You say fences don't work and gun-free zones do, but if Republicans wanted the fence around the White House taken down and demanded that the Secret Service be disarmed, you'd accuse them of trying to get Obama killed.

Immigration and Our Founding Fathers' Values.  President Obama claims that restricting immigration in order to protect national security is "offensive and contrary to American values."  No-limits liberals have attacked common-sense proposals for heightened visa scrutiny, profiling or immigration slowdowns as "un-American."  America's Founding Fathers, I submit, would vehemently disagree.  Our founders, as I've reminded readers repeatedly over the years, asserted their concerns publicly and routinely about the effects of indiscriminate mass immigration.  They made it clear that the purpose of allowing foreigners into our fledgling nation was not to recruit millions of new voters or to secure permanent ruling majorities for their political parties.  It was to preserve, protect and enhance the republic they put their lives on the line to establish.

'Fear itself': A tale of two speeches.  You can count on two things happening whenever America faces danger.  First, Republicans will demand action to keep the republic and its citizens safe, and second, Democrats will accuse the Republicans of fear-mongering.  In the current political climate, that fight has taken place over the issue of Syrian refugees, and the Obama administration's plan to resettle thousands of the mostly Muslim refugees in America.  ISIS has promised to infiltrate the refugees with terrorists, leading Republican governors to declare their unwillingness to allow the refugee program in their states.  In response, the mantra heard round the land the past two weeks by Democratic talking heads is "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."  Well, not so quick.

America's Toxic Brew: "Diversity".  "Political correctness" is of course the left's method of shutting down the opposition.  It has led to such ridiculous terms as "undocumented worker".  Undocumented?  It's as if some heartless bureaucrat forgot to process Juan's immigration papers, rather than the fact that Juan criminally crashed our border without authorization and is hence, an illegal alien.  The accurate term "illegal alien" is of course enough to induce hysterics among the politically correct.  It is this same PC left who would much rather engage in name calling than discussing actual facts.  Their shut-down-the-argument technique always includes hurling such meaningless labels as "hater", "homophobe", islamophobe", "denier", "xenophobe" and so on.

Obama Thanksgiving Address: Syrian Refugees Are Just Like Pilgrims.  President Obama delivered his Thanksgiving address this morning, including a political lecture on Syrian refugees.  He told Americans that Syrian refugees were just like the pilgrims who came to America on the Mayflower.

Obama says Syrian refugees are America's modern-day pilgrims.  President Obama on Thursday [11/26/2015] compared Syrian refugees to the first Pilgrims who journeyed to America seeking a better life, as he delivered his annual Thanksgiving Day radio message. [...] "One woman from Pennsylvania wrote to me to say, 'Money is tight for us . . . but I have a guest room. I have a pantry full of food. We can do this,'" Obama said.

Astroturf alert!
You would have to be a public school student to believe that some previously unknown middle class woman spontaneously wrote to the President with her upbeat encouragement.  The letter was almost certainly contrived by the Democratic Party.

The Five Biggest Myths Used To Justify Mass Immigration.  [#3]  We were all immigrants.  This is a blatant lie.  Many British and European people can trace back their origins over thousands of years.  With countries like the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, these countries were SETTLED by the British and Europeans.  No nations existed in those regions beforehand.  Even if this claim were true, there would be a serious unjust flaw.  Because the accusation is only aimed at white people as if they were the only people who conquered other lands.  Not so.  Once Christian Turkey was conquered by Muslim invaders.  The Arabian Peninsula was conquered by the sword into Dar al Islam and the same fate befell North African nations — Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Libya.  Perhaps the worst hypocrisy of those who accuse the West of this "crime" applies to former colonial nations in Africa.  Liberals and leftists assert the lands of South Africa and Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) were "stolen" by whites and had to be returned to the "indigenous black peoples" because it was their land.  This, again, simply isn't true.

Syrian refugees: In desperation, Obama offers statistics and lies.  The Obama administration told reporters this week that roughly half of all Syrian refugees admitted to date have been children.  It claims around 25% are adults over 60 and only 2% have been single males of "combat age."  Not surprisingly, the mainstream media published these statistics without questioning them. [...] So where did the statistics come from?  A U.S. government report?  Congressional testimony?  No, these numbers were given to the press in a private briefing by three unnamed senior officials.  This means there's no way to check the accuracy of this data or to hold these officials accountable for their claims.

Refugee 'Religious Test' Is 'Shameful' and 'Not American' ... Except that Federal Law Requires It.  Under federal law, the executive branch is expressly required to take religion into account in determining who is granted asylum.  Under the provision governing asylum (section 1158 of Title 8, U.S. Code), an alien applying for admission ["]must establish that ... religion [among other things] ... was or will be at least one central reason for persecuting the applicant.["]  Moreover, to qualify for asylum in the United States, the applicant must be a "refugee" as defined by federal law.  That definition (set forth in Section 1101(a)(42)(A) of Title [8], U.S. Code) also requires the executive branch to take account of the alien's religion[.] [...] Asylum is a discretionary national act of compassion that is directed, by law not whim, to address persecution.  There is no right to emigrate to the United States.

Refugee Screening Is a Sham.  At least one of the bombers in the Paris massacre last weekend allegedly sneaked into France posing as a Syrian refugee.  ISIS is infiltrating refugee camps to penetrate Europe and the United States.  But on Monday [11/16/2015], Obama dismissed the danger, doubling down on his plans to settle at least 10,000 Syrian refugees here.  The White House insists Syrian refugees go through "extensive screening."  That's a deadly lie.

Obama Blasts 'Un-American,' 'Anti-Immigrant' Sentiment Rising in American Politics.  President Obama blasted the ongoing debate surrounding illegal immigrants in the United States, criticizing Republicans for being "anti-American" for suggesting that the laws should be enforced. [...] "This whole anti-immigrant sentiment that's out there in our politics right now is contrary to who we are," he said.  "Because unless you're Native American, your family came from someplace else."  Obama ridiculed the notion that immigration to America was ever orderly and rigidly enforced.

Obama: Notion that Illegals 'Less Worthy in the Eyes of God' Is 'Un-American'.  Monday at North High School in Des Moines, IA, President Barack Obama said the notion that people who illegally come to live in the United States, as they have for generations, are suddenly now "less worthy in the eyes of God," is "un-American."  Obama said, "This whole anti-immigrant sentiment that is out there in politics right now is contrary to who we are.  Because unless you are a native American, your family came from someplace else. [...]"

The Editor says...
Where does Obama think "native Americans" came from?  Were they not immigrants, long ago?

How Illegal Immigration Finally Turned Off the Public.  Over the years immigration activists successfully deconstructed the complex issue of illegal immigration into a race and class morality tale of privileged whites picking on poor brown people.  The operative buzzwords were "racism," "nativism," and "xenophobia."  That theme is now mostly bankrupt given that every great lie eventually falls from its own weight.  It was rarely the host, but more often the activists on behalf of the guests, who framed illegal immigration in racial terms.

World of walls: How 65 countries have erected fences on their borders.  Globalisation was supposed to tear down barriers, but security fears and a widespread refusal to help migrants and refugees have fuelled a new spate of wall-building across the world, with a third of the world's countries constructing them along their borders.  When the Berlin Wall was torn down a quarter-century ago, there were 16 border fences around the world.  Today, there are 65 either completed or under construction, according to Quebec University expert Elisabeth Vallet.

American Kids Pay Heavy Price For Obama's Border Failure.  Considering the threats that America and Americans face by international terrorist organizations and transnational criminal organizations, if ever their was a time that our borders should be secured, this is the time.  Of course the Obama administration has very different plans.  Virtually from its first days, the Obama administration has lied about the failures of the immigration system to secure our borders and carry out its missions that are intrinsic to national security and public safety.

Hume Rips Obama's Speech on Iran Deal: 'Dishonest, Partisan, Insulting'.  On "Special Report" tonight, Brit Hume blasted President Obama's speech on the virtues of the nuclear agreement with Iran.  "Just because Iranian hardliners chant 'death to America' does not mean that's what all Iranians believe," Obama said.  "In fact, it's those hardliners who are most comfortable with the status quo.  It's those hardliners chanting 'death to America' who have been most opposed to the deal.  They are making common cause with the Republican caucus."

Obama's terrible Iran speech: My Republican critics are making "common cause" with Iranian hardliners.  The lowest moment from what was probably the lowest speech of his presidency — so far. [...] The GOP opposes the nuclear deal because they think it's too favorable to Iran and not favorable enough to America.  The hardliners in Iran's parliament oppose the deal for the opposite reason.  Insofar as they both want the deal to fail, I suppose that's "common cause."

Josh Earnest tries his hardest to spin President Obama's 'death to America' comments.  White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was left with the thankless task Thursday morning of explaining what President Obama meant when he said earlier this week that Iran's "death to America" crowd shares "common cause" with Republicans.  Earnest's go-to defense:  To argue that Obama didn't really say that Republicans who oppose the White House's nuclear deal with Tehran share a "common cause" with Iranian extremists.

Every Pro-Immigration Claim is a Lie.  [Scroll down]  Reason magazine boasts, for example, that El Paso, Texas, has a large Hispanic population and yet El Paso "is among the safest big cities in America."  In fact, however, El Paso's "safe city" ranking is based on an outdated FBI crime index that includes only eight crime categories, excluding such crimes as drunk driving, narcotics offenses and weapons violations.  When the FBI's more complete crime index is used, El Paso has a higher crime rate than the national average.  The reason crime has plummeted around the nation in the last few decades is aggressive policing, increased prison sentences and the expansion of concealed carry permits.  (All policies currently being jettisoned by liberals.)

Sanctuary cities beyond federal control, Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson says.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson admitted Tuesday that the administration goofed in releasing an illegal immigrant to sanctuary city San Francisco ahead of a shocking murder earlier this month, but said there's little the government can do to pressure sanctuary communities to change their minds.  Facing lawmakers for the first time since the slaying of Kathryn Steinle, a 32-year-old killed while out walking with her father, Mr. Johnson said he's made personal appeals to San Francisco to rethink its refusal to let police cooperate with federal immigration agents, and will try again in the wake of the killing.

Mark Levin: Numbers You Hear On Immigration Are A Lie.  [Scroll down]  Levin, who is one of the intellectual leaders of the conservative movement, said conservatives need a nominee who "believes in American sovereignty and talks about the Constitution." He said there are only four or five of those candidates in the field, and "those are the guys I'm going to promote as time goes on."  Such a candidate will of course be hated by the Republican establishment and their preferred establishment pundits.  Levin said, "Virtually every commentator on Fox is going to trash them."  He added that anti-establishment conservative candidates will also be trashed by "a lot of these [center-right] websites where younger guys have now inherited what prior generations have built."

How the Obama Administration Gutted Illegal Immigration Detainers.  In the wake of the murder of Kathryn Steinle — or, rather, the news coverage of her murder — Democrats are back-pedaling from their longstanding and consistent support for "sanctuary" cities.  When asked about the issue, Hillary Clinton followed her usual policy:  she lied.

Clinton Campaign: Sanctuary Cities Can Help Public Safety.  Hillary Clinton's campaign sought to make clear she supports sanctuary cities following criticism on San Francisco's release of an immigrant here illegally who is accused of shooting and killing a woman.  "Hillary Clinton believes that sanctuary cities can help further public safety, and she has defended those policies going back years," said Xochitl Hinojosa, a campaign spokeswoman, in a statement made public Thursday [7/9/2015].

Obama Lies Again: "Deports" 900,000 Illegal Aliens — But They Never Leave the U.S..  "In the latest demonstration that the U.S. legal and police system appears unable to enforce immigration laws, documents show that about 900,000 undocumented immigrants, including 170,000 criminals, have been ordered deported "in absentia," meaning a judge kicked them out without them even knowing it."  The media has known this for years — but acts more like a totalitarian nations State owned media.

Feds 'deported' 900,000 illegals, but they remain in U.S..  Nearly 1 million of the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States have been ordered to leave the country but remain, many hiding in plain view as they take advantage of an overwhelmed federal system, according to new documents.  In the latest demonstration that the U.S. legal and police system appears unable to enforce immigration laws, documents show that about 900,000 undocumented immigrants, including 170,000 criminals, have been ordered deported "in absentia," meaning a judge kicked them out without them even knowing it.

Hutzpah: White House Attempts To Blame GOP For Murder Of Woman In San Francisco By Illegal Alien.  Last time I checked, ICE is a federal agency run by the Executive Branch, meaning Mr. Obama, a Democrat and Josh Earnest's boss, is the head.  San Francisco is a city wholly run by Democrats.

Congressman: No Border Wall Because Rio Grande 'Unites' U.S. and Mexico.  Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) said people who want a wall constructed between the U.S. and Mexico do not understand the "interconnection" between both countries.  "The Rio Grande doesn't divide but actually unites us.  There's some people that see it a different way.  They want to see the Rio Grande as a division.  They want to see a wall and it's just unfortunate they have that perspective.  They don't understand the interconnection we have with Mexico," said Cuellar at a conference on "Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border."

The Editor says...
That's like saying the Berlin wall held East and West Germany together because they had something in common.

White House blames GOP for Kathryn Steinle's slaying, rise in gun violence.  The White House blamed congressional Republicans Monday [7/6/2015] for the death of a San Francisco woman allegedly shot by a repeat offender illegal immigrant, and for a spate of gun violence last weekend in President Obama's hometown of Chicago.  Referring to the shooting death last week of Kathryn Steinle, allegedly shot by a Mexican man who has been deported five times, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the U.S. would be safer if Republican lawmakers had approved comprehensive immigration reform backed by the president.

White House Blames Republicans For Deported San Francisco Killer.  White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest is blaming Republicans after an illegal immigrant who was reportedly deported five times was charged with murder in California.  When asked by reporters about critics of President Obama's immigration enforcement policies, Earnest insisted that it was actually Republicans who are fault for voting against the Gang Of Eight bill last year, pointing out that it contained funding to increase border security.

Illegal immigration lowest since 1972, DHS chief Jeh Johnson says.  Illegal immigration across the southwestern border is on pace for the lowest year since 1972, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Monday [6/8/2015], claiming success a year after the surge of illegal immigrant children and families exposed major holes in U.S. policy.  Mr. Johnson said there is no guarantee that apprehensions — which he said are a direct indication of the total flow of illegal immigrants — will keep on that four-decade low pace, but said the signs are encouraging.

Obama on His Amnesty: 'The Law Is on Our Side'.  Speaking in his weekly address yesterday [6/6/2015], President Barack Obama defended his unilateral actions that would allow illegal aliens to stay in the United States, work, and receive federal benefits.  The "law is on our side," Obama said.  Administration action on that amnesty is currently forbidden by an injunction issued by a federal court and upheld by a federal appeals court.

MS-13 Gang Epidemic Tests Obama's Amnesty Excuse.  Recent busts of murderous MS-13 gangsters put the lie to President Obama's sympathetic amnesty narrative of illegal immigrants as "workers who mow our lawns, make our beds (and) clean out bedpans."  Authorities Wednesday rounded up 37 MS-13 gang members in Charlotte, N.C., on racketeering conspiracy charges, along with charges of murder, attempted murder and firearms violations.  All of them are illegal aliens from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.  Several are round-trippers — illegals who broke in once, committed crimes, got deported and broke back into the U.S. — proving that our border is porous and unsecured.  Charlotte police discovered the rat's nest of foreign gangsters after some of them started shooting up local nightclubs and bars.

Three Pinocchios:
Clinton's inaccurate claim that immigrant detention facilities have a legal requirement to fill beds.  The United States has broad authority to hold immigrants in civil custody while determining whether they legally entered the country. [...] During her recent immigration discussion, the Democratic presidential candidate called for a "better, fairer and more humane" immigrant detention system.  Detention centers privately contracted with the federal government have a legal requirement to fill beds, she said, which makes no sense and is "not the way we should be running any detention facility."

Four Pinocchios:
Clinton's claim that illegal immigrants pay more in taxes than some corporations.  "In New York, which I know a little bit about because I represented it for eight years and I live there now, our undocumented workers in New York pay more in taxes than some of the biggest corporations in New York." — Hillary Clinton, roundtable in North Las Vegas, May 5, 2015.

Obama: Illegals 'Are Americans Just Like Our Kids, Except They Don't Have the Right Documents'.  President Barack Obama said at a fundraiser in Portland, Ore., yesterday [5/7/2015] that young foreign nationals who are in the United States illegally but on whose behalf he has decided not to enforce the immigration law are "Americans just like our kids, except they don't have the right documents."

Hillary Says! 'We are all immigrants!'  Voilà!  In addition to handling a private/official email problem, flying coach, and carrying her own luggage, Hillary Clinton may now be able to add to her list of outstanding accomplishments singlehandedly resolving the contention surrounding immigration reform.  Recently, on a tightly stage-managed listening tour Hillary, granddaughter of alleged immigrants, revealed her acute sensitivity for the plight of — you guessed it — immigrants.

Gutierrez: 'Only Person Who Can Deport' 11 Million Illegal Aliens Is 'Barack Obama'.  Speaking at a press conference held by the National Hispanic Construction Association (NHCA) on Tuesday on Capitol Hill, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said that President Barack Obama is the "only person" who can deport the estimated 11 million people who are in the United States illegally.  Citing the lawsuit filed by the state of Texas challenging Obama's executive action to protect millions of illegal aliens from deportation, Gutierrez said it's the president who can enforce — or not enforce — immigration laws.

Late Night Comics Mock Ted Cruz as Anti-Immigrant, Stupid.  In a preview of the 2016 campaign, all five late night comics on Monday night [3/23/2015] mocked Ted Cruz, hitting the Republican as anti-immigrant, regressive and stupid.  CBS host David Letterman didn't bother with a joke.  Instead, he lectured, "Here's what I find interesting about Ted Cruz, he was born in Canada.  His father fled to the United States from Cuba.  Yet, Ted Cruz is against immigration.  Isn't that odd?"

The Editor says...
Senator Cruz made it clear in the speech announcing his candidacy that he is not opposed to legal immigration.  I guess Mr. Letterman wasn't paying attention.

Border Patrol Agent: We are Punished for Reporting Illegal Alien Groups of More Than 20.  A U.S. Border Patrol agent from the Rio Grande Valley Sector in Texas told lawmakers today that his fellow agents are punished for reporting illegal alien groups of more than 20.  "Agents who repeatedly report groups larger than 20 face retribution.  Management will either take them out of the field and assign them to processing detainees at the station or assign them to a fixed position in low volume areas as punishment," Border Patrol agent Chris Cabrera told a Senate panel.  "Needless to say Agents got the message and now stay below this 20 person threshold no matter the actual size of the group."

Progressives, Including Obama, Misunderstand What Being a Nation of Immigrants Means.  The Founders and their ideological descendants — John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt — rejected the slander that successive waves of immigrants were unassimilable.  They were copiously on record as seeing American values being applicable to all, not just those with English DNA.  They thought such inclusion was indispensable in a country with individual rights and a tradition of voluntary group association that requires a high-trust public square.  They thought division into permanent ethnolinguistic castes was anathema to those values.  The Founders and their descendants proselytized through schools, private companies, clubs, and other voluntary associations that America's civic culture — self-improvement through hard work, the uniquely American volunteer ethos, the idea that government regards all as equal and favors no group — was applicable to all who came to live here.

Jeb Bush: The Leading Anti-Conservative Candidate.  America has had enough insults and apologies under the current White House Resident.  No one I know wants a repeat of that.  But lately "Republican" Jeb Bush has praised illegals as "economic-driven immigrants" and has been pushing for amnesty.  Can someone please explain to me how, if invaders are going to be so good for our economy, why do we need money from the federal and state budgets to facilitate them?  If they are good for the economy, communities that have high invader population should be thriving, shouldn't they?  Shouldn't California's economy be through-the-roof vibrant by now, with all those family-oriented, entrepreneurial invaders in their state?  Shouldn't Arizona's border be lined with Hilton and Holiday Inn properties to facilitate the traffic of these wonderful families, seeking to become American citizens?  Shouldn't Texas border towns have excess education funding, farmers cheering them on as they show up to be the best employees they've ever had?  No, that is not the case.  People along the border are in DANGER.  Sex trafficking, drug trafficking, assaults, robberies, murder and disease are what is thriving.  And yet Jeb Bush apparently wants to invite more of it, just like the current Resident.  Anyone toying with the ideas of amnesty by any name is inviting more crime and destruction including increased death against law-abiding Americans.

Did the administration lie about Obama's immigration action?  When President Obama announced his sweeping unilateral executive action on immigration last November, administration officials stressed that the new edict would not take effect immediately.  One part of the president's action — changes to DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, to extend the period in which illegal immigrants are protected from deportation to three years from its present two years, and also to extend work permits for the same time — was scheduled to go into effect Feb. 18, 2015, three months after the president's announcement.  The other part of the president's action — the newly-created DAPA, or Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents — would go into effect six months after Obama's edict.

White House Calls Immigrants 'Americans-In-Waiting'.  The Obama administration has tested out a new term for immigrants living in America without legal working status:  "Americans-in-waiting."  The administration employed the new euphemism in an update on the president's executive amnesty actions posted by the White House Tuesday titled "Taking Action to Unlock the Economic Contributions of Americans-in-Waiting."  In the announcement, the White House defends the president's actions on immigration as being "within his legal authority" and explains that their goal is to "lock in" the economic benefits of those immigrants qualifying for the program.

Sen. Reid: 'The President Has the Right to Determine Who is to be Deported'.  "The President has the right to determine who is to be deported" when it comes to illegal aliens currently living in the United States, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) stated during debate on the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) funding bill on Monday. [...] Reid also accused Republicans of "attacking families" that "pose no security risk" to the United States by not funding Obama's amnesty programs, a plan Reid said is "destined to fail."

The Editor says...
Part of the president's job is to "take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed," which means that he should make it his business to see that everybody who should be deported is deported.  The claptrap about "attacking families" is typical liberal bumper-sticker rhetoric:  The "families" of which he speaks are those from which only a few relatives have made it to this side of the border.

Huffington Post Lies to Americans; Claims Uncomfortable Facts About Illegal Aliens are Now "Myths".  Most economists see immigration policy as a matter of trade-offs.  No matter which policy we choose, there will always be winners and losers, and our political values help us decide how to weigh those competing interests.  For some advocates of mass immigration, however, there seems to be no recognition of trade-offs at all.  They have developed talking points that falsely portray immigration as a win-win for everyone involved.

White House opens anti-extremist summit amid questions about Islamic group.  The White House opened a summit Tuesday [2/17/2015] aimed at countering generic "violent extremism" amid complaints that the administration is partnering in the effort with a Boston-based mosque with past links to terrorism.  At the start of the three-day conference with American community leaders and foreign ministers from 60 nations, Vice President Joseph R. Biden said the U.S. might be avoiding the kinds of terrorist attacks that have struck Europe recently because America traditionally has been more welcoming to immigrants.  "We are a nation of immigrants and our strength is that we are a melting pot," Mr. Biden said.

The Editor says...
We are not a nation of immigrants.  Most of us were born here.  My family has lived in North America since the 17th century.  As for the melting pot, there is no incentive for immigrants to assimilate, speak our language, and obey our laws, so it's like a melting pot with no heat.  To make it more of a melting pot, [1] seal the international borders (except for departing traffic), [2] outlaw Spanish-language broadcasting, [3] eliminate birthright (anchor baby) citizenship, and [4] put a 50% tax on wire transfers of funds to Mexico and Central America.

DHS creates path to citizenship for Dreamers: report.  The Obama administration quietly told Congress this week that its deportation amnesty programs will, in fact, include a pathway to citizenship, according to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, who said that breaks a promise President Obama made to the country when he announced the program.

Jeb Bush: We will lose our liberties if we control the border.  Jeb Bush made a series of astonishing remarks about immigration Wednesday [2/4/2015]. [...] So if the parents commit a crime, like robbing a bank, and give the money to the kids, we can't take the money away, because it's not fair to the kids.  If illegals bring their kids here so they can benefit from the American taxpayer, there is no reason why we should let those kids benefit.

Obama to GOP: 'Don't jeopardize our national security'.  President Obama used the rollout of his budget Monday [2/2/2015] to pressure Republicans to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security, accusing conservatives of putting the protection of the nation at risk.  "What we can't do is play politics with folks' economic security or with our national security," Obama said from DHS headquarters in Washington.  Speaking directly to Republicans, he added, "Don't jeopardize our national security over this disagreement" on immigration.

Blaming Mickey and Other Measles Scapegoats.  Unwilling to put the blame on the thousands upon thousands of unaccompanied minors that Obama encouraged to migrate north last summer or the possibility that an illegal visiting Disneyland is the source, is the CDC actually suggesting the culprit might be a travelling American, or a visitor from overseas, or perhaps Dumbo or even Mickey Mouse?  The CDC is saying "We assume that someone got infected with measles overseas, visited Disneyland park, and spread the disease to others."  In other words, it could have been absolutely anyone, from anywhere!

Just in Case You Did not Know, You Were Lied to About Executive Amnesty.  In the least surprising development in all of human history, February is now around the corner, and Boehner and McConnell are folding like cheap suits. [...] Make no mistake, however:  this is exactly what Boehner and McConnell wanted all along.  They wanted Obama to take the heat with the conservative base for a policy that they actually support.  So they are mounting at every step of the way what has been obviously fake and token opposition to Obama's plan.

Former Mexico Prez: Illegal Immigrants Stay in U.S. Because Border Too Secure.  Former president of Mexico, Felipe Calderon, offered his own reason why strengthening the border to stanch the flow of illegal immigrants from Mexico is wrong:  illegal immigrants will stay in the U.S. rather than return home to Mexico, because they fear they won't be able to return to the U.S.  He also stated that most illegal immigrants don't want to be American citizens.

Jackson Lee: Obama Already Fixed The Border.  Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said President Obama has already successfully secured the U.S. border, and objected to the tone of a House border security bill she said militarizes the country.  "The president has spent $108 billion on border security, and we have been successful," Jackson Lee said in a Homeland Security committee markup Wednesday [1/21/2015].  "Oh we've had our moments, but we have been successful."  Jackson Lee brushed off the recent flood of unaccompanied children on the southern border.  "I know we had a disagreement," she said, referring to Republican critics who blamed Obama's policies for the flood of immigrants.

Valerie Jarrett: Obama's Executive Actions Will 'Strengthen Our Immigration System'.  White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett is not pleased with the Republican effort to defund President Obama's executive action on immigration reform, arguing that his actions have actually improved the immigration system.  "Rather than trying to reverse what the president did, which will strengthen our immigration system, keep America safe, why not pass a bill?" she asked during an interview with CNN this morning.

The Editor says...
VJ wants the Congress to legitimize Obama's unilateral action by passing a bill that does the same thing.  It's not gonna happen.

US Commerce Secretary: Obama's Amnesty Will 'Help' Economy.  Commerce Secretary, Chicago native Penny Pritzker, penned an editorial in support of Obama's amnesty policy, claiming that the president's move would be a "source of economic opportunity" for the nation.  Pritzker, a Chicago socialite and heir to the Pritzker family fortune, began her piece equating the millions of legal immigrants in past decades to today's illegals and said that without past immigrants America would not have experienced the progress and prosperity it has realized.

Henry: If Obama's Exec Amnesty Temporary, Why Hire 1K New DHS Employees?  Thursday [12/4/2014] at the White House press briefing, Fox News Channel's White House correspondent Ed Henry questioned press secretary Josh Earnest over why the Department Homeland Security website posted job openings for a thousand new permanent government workers, some making six figures, to process president Obama's executive order amnesty applications if the order is meant to be temporary. [Video clip]

Johnson: Immigration changes 'simple common sense'.  Conservatives circulated draft legislation Monday aimed at blocking President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration from taking effect, as Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson prepared to offer GOP critics a full-throated defense of the new policies.

The Editor says...
If the changes unilaterally enacted by Barack H. Obama were "common sense," they would have been passed by our elected representatives in Congress.  Whether Obama's amnesty is common sense or not -- and it isn't -- he does not have the authority to negate this country's borders and dissolve immigration laws by his imperial decree.

Reflections on Lawlessness in Government.  [Scroll down]  Obama had for several years refused to take such action, declaring it beyond his authority.  Other columnists have counted over twenty such instances.  Now he has reversed course and decided that he has absolute authority to do whatever he wants.  One attempt at excusing this is the declaration that past presidents have done the same.  This is an outright fabrication.  When immigration policy came before Presidents Reagan, Bush and even Eisenhower they only wrote orders to implement laws passed by Congress.  They did not act independently without congressional authority, AND, they met with congressional representatives to be certain that the orders were in concert with the laws as passed and with congressional intent.

Obama: Americans Have No Right To Favor Americans.  The only Americans who can legitimately object to immigration are native Indian-Americans, President Barack Obama told his Chicago audience Nov. 24, as he made an impassioned ideological plea for endless immigration, cultural diversity and a big government to manage the resulting multicultural society.  "There have been periods where the folks who were already here suddenly say, 'Well, I don't want those folks,' even though the only people who have the right to say that are some Native Americans," Obama said, rhetorically dismissing the right of 300 million actual Americans to decide who can live in their homeland.

The Missing Word in the Immigration Debate.  [Scroll down]  Note the strident insistence with which liberals demand that we say "reproductive rights" instead of "abortion", "gender" instead of "sex", and "undocumented" instead of "illegal". Each of these word choices hides some aspect of an issue that liberals want to keep hidden. [...] With regard to immigration, liberals insist on replacing the word "illegal" with "undocumented", a sly euphemism that suggests that some sort of paperwork error is all that needs to be cleared up.  Moreover, by expunging the word "illegal", liberals have diverted attention away from the key word in the issue so successfully that even conservatives have forgotten it.

Obama: 'I've actually been very restrained'.  President Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he "bent over backwards" to give Congress leeway to pass immigration reform.  On ABC's "This Week," Obama said he has issued fewer executive actions than most former presidents "by a long shot."  "If you ask historians, take a look at the track records of the modern presidency, I've actually been very restrained.  And I've been very restrained with respect to immigration.  I bent over backwards and will continue to do everything I can to get Congress to work," Obama said.

A Magic Pen And An Empty Suit.  The one positive thing I can say about the president's amnesty speech on Thursday is that I didn't lose any respect for him afterwards.  That is because me losing respect for Barack Obama is a mathematical impossibility at this point.  The speech had as much substance as the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.  An empty man in an empty hall spoke empty words to a nation that no longer believes him.  Only rank partisans, drooling drones, and the progressive media revere Barack Obama anymore.  We are watching the tumbling of an empty suit in a dryer. [...] Loaded with sob stories, the speech and the spin after attempted to make our feelings overwhelm our brains.  Unfortunately for Obama and the Democrats, tales of families being "ripped apart" because their child was born here while they are illegal are meaningless.

Report: 'Returns, removals' of illegal immigrants 'plummet' under Obama.  President Obama has cut in half the number of illegal immigrants "removed or returned" than during the George W. Bush administration, according to a new report that cheers the results.  "Using a broader, more accurate measure of the number of unauthorized immigrants removed from the country since the first year of the Bush presidency, we find that in fact the total number of 'removals' and 'returns' has actually plummeted during the Obama presidency," said the report from the progressive group NDN.  "In 2012, the Obama administration removed and returned almost a million people less than the height of the Bush presidency.  And every year of the Obama presidency has seen a sizable decline in the total number of unauthorized migrants removed or returned to their countries," added the report, which rebuffs concerns among immigrants that the president is surging deportations.

Biden: Immigration crucial to American innovation.  Biden said a "constant, substantial stream of immigrants" is important to the American economy, urging citizenship for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.

Fictions as Truth.  On illegal immigration scandals, the president would have us believe:  [#1] Almost all illegal aliens arrive here to work; very few are the old, young, sick, criminal, unskilled, uneducated, or those seeking public assistance.  [#2] The border is a fluid construct originally designed by largely illiberal interests to artificially claim land that was indigenously owned.  [#3] Mexico is an enlightened partner that wishes to help the U.S. with its labor needs.  [#4] At a time of worker scarcity, we desperately need more low-skilled laborers to keep the U.S. economy humming along.

The border crisis isn't Obama's Katrina — it's worse.  Many have parsed what President Barack Obama's critics mean when they charge that the handling of the crisis on America's southern border is "Obama's Katrina." [...] It is impossible to know how many children crossing the American border have died as a result of their trek across forsaken deserts.  At least one 15-year-old Guatemalan boy lost his life as the result of dehydration, but there has not been a death toll comparable to Katrina.  In terms of body count, these two crises are not comparable.  But this is all Obama's supporters have going for them.  The president's approach to this crisis is distinct from George W. Bush's approach to Katrina insofar as the current president is comfortable campaigning on, rather than addressing, an ongoing disaster.

Obama edict raises new questions about benefits for illegal immigrants.  When the Affordable Care Act was being written and debated, President Obama took care to emphasize that no illegal immigrants would be eligible for its benefits.  Obama and the Democrats who passed the bill were sensitive to public concerns that those who entered the United States illegally should not receive assistance intended for those here legally.  Indeed, an Obama promise along those lines played a role in one of the most notorious incidents of the president's time in office.  "There are also those who claim that our reform efforts would insure illegal immigrants," Obama said in a Sept. 9, 2009 healthcare address to a joint session of Congress.  "This, too, is false.  The reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally."

The Editor says...
As we see with Obamacare, the rules can and will change week by week, to make Obama's pet projects look good on paper.  Newspaper, especially.

Did George H.W. Bush really shield 1.5 million illegal immigrants?  Nope.  Who knew that an article that appeared on Page 3 of the metro section of the New York Times nearly a quarter-century ago could have such resonance in today's policy debates?

Obama's condescending stereotype of Mexicans.  It is unbelievable that the president of the United States would say something this elitist regarding the nation's largest minority group — and perhaps just as worse that it's gone virtually unreported. [...] Not all Mexicans do the type of work that Obama described, especially the ones who have been in the country for several generations and have gone to college.  This is just more of the same, sadly, to be expected from this arrogant president who jaunts around the world on luxury vacations, and whose favorite past time is golf, not charity and actually helping those less fortunate.

The First Rule of Amnesty Fight Club.  President Obama says he's doing this because Republicans in Congress have refused to act on immigration reform.  But of course he's doing it before the new Republican Congress has even been sworn in.  What he really means is that he has refused to negotiate with Republicans on an immigration bill.  He wanted to dictate terms and tell Congress what kind of legislation it had to pass.  Now that this has failed, he wants to turn immigration into an advantageous political issue, rallying Hispanic voters to support the president against the new congressional majority.

Obama Wanted to 'Work Together' With Republicans So Much That He Spent Nine Months Planning to Work Around Them.  After the voters rejected President Obama and his policies and his party on November 4, the president spoke to the nation and declared that he had gotten the election's message.  That message was:  The American people want Democrats and Republicans in Washington to work together.  He didn't mean that.  It was just a line he used to buy time.

Obama: Give $3.7B For Border I Said Was Secure In 2012.  During his re-election campaign, President Obama said emphatically that the southwestern border was secure.  Now he wants billions to cope with the flood of illegals crossing that very border.  According to various news accounts, the number of illegals coming across the border has surged to 35,000 [per] month.  In just the past few months, more than 50,000 unaccompanied children crossed over, creating a huge humanitarian crisis.  How can this possibly be happening?  After all, didn't Obama tell us when he ran for re-election that the border with Mexico was secure?  As a matter of fact, he did.  Many times.  In a 2011 speech in El Paso, Obama ripped Republicans for holding up immigration legislation because of border security concerns.

On immigrant surge, White House story falls apart.  Most of the illegal immigrants are what Border Patrol officials call OTMs.  That is, while they are crossing into the United States from Mexico, they are actually from other countries — in this case, mostly Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador — and are classified as Other Than Mexican immigrants.

Obama fundraises off immigration speech, seeks $1,000 contributions.  President Obama is fundraising off his controversial immigration decision Thursday night, dispatching an email that steers readers to a "Donate Today" page that seek contributions up to $1,000.  That page reads, "Thanks — now, we need to fight back.  President Obama is taking action.  The other side wants nothing more than to tear this progress down.  Help fight back — make a donation today."  What's more, in his email from his Organizing for Action, he claims that he is just like every other president in taking action on issues where Congress failed to act.

Boehner: Obama Guilty of 'Flagrant Untruth' Regarding Executive Amnesty.  Even as word is leaking out that President Obama will announce his long-awaited executive action on immigration this week, House Speaker John Boehner has posted a summary of previous presidential statements admitting the limits of executive power.  Boehner's communications advisor Matt Wolking authored [an] article which is entitled "22 Times President Obama Said He Couldn't Ignore or Create His Own Immigration Law."

The Case against Obama's Amnesty.  Just a few years ago, a prominent national Democrat firmly and unequivocally rejected the idea that the president of the United States could singlehandedly enact an amnesty program for millions of illegal immigrants.  In 2011, for example, this Democrat reminded us that "there are laws on the books that Congress has passed," and that therefore it would not be permissible for the president to "suspend deportations through executive order."  In 2013, this same Democrat noted that granting a unilateral amnesty for adults residing in our country illegally was "not an option," because it would amount to "ignoring the law."  As you might have guessed, that Democrat was President Obama.

Caught on Camera: Obama Called Exec Immigration Action Illegal... 25 Times!.  Tomorrow night, President Barack Obama will announce what appears to be the most sweeping executive action on immigration in American history.  For years, he has called such action illegal; in fact, "The Kelly File" found 25 instances in which Obama said so on camera.

Jim Clyburn Compares Obama Exec Amnesty to Emancipation Proclamation, Integration of Military.  One of the top Democrats in the House is comparing President Barack Obama's forthcoming executive amnesty that would give illegal immigrants special treatment under law to the Emancipation Proclamation and the integration of the military, which allowed Americans to be treated equally under the law.

Is Immigration Americans' No. 1 Priority?  Overwhelmingly, people are rejecting Obamacare.  They understand that everything promised to them was a lie.  The reality is that when Rep. Joe Wilson from South Carolina shouted out "You lie!" to Obama, when he promised that Obamacare would not cover illegals, Wilson was speaking the truth.  He has now been vindicated, because a $28.8 million dollar award went to 67 community health-care centers around the country with more than $8.5 million earmarked for migrant and seasonal farm workers — money that should be going to benefit American citizens.  Once again, this issue goes to the heart of illegal immigration and its consequences.

Our Make-It-Up World.  [Scroll down]  Language is useful for inventing new realities.  "Illegal alien" is a time-tested phrase denoting foreign citizens who crossed a national border contrary to law.  "Undocumented immigrant" is now used to diminish the bothersome fact that millions have broken and continue to break the law.

Releasing Criminally Convicted Illegals onto Our Streets.  Despite last year's furor surrounding the release, the administration continued to insist that only "low-risk offenders who do not have serious criminal records," had been set free. [...] USA Today, which obtained the ICE data via a Freedom of Information Act request, reveals the fraudulence of Morton's claims, noting there was "one person in Texas charged with aggravated kidnapping and sexually assaulting a child, as well as others charged with armed assaults or assaulting police officers," the paper states.  "Another immigrant released from Miami had been charged with conspiracy to commit homicide.  Two detainees from Boston had been charged with aggravated assault using a weapon."

Hoyer on Surge of Central Americans into US: 'Not a Border Security Issue'.  House Minority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) made an unscheduled appearance at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's annual public policy conference on Tuesday [9/30/2014] in Washington, D.C., where he said that the recent surge of Central Americans across the U.S. border with Mexico does not represent border insecurity but rather people who want to be in the United States.  "There's not a border security issue," Hoyer said at a panel discussion about the more than 66,000 unaccompanied alien children and 66,000 plus "family units" who have crossed the U.S. border over the past year, according to Customs and Border Protection statistics.  "We're a much more secure border.

Luis Gutierrez: I have a duty to protect America, which is why I can't support a border security bill.  You trust a guy who openly admits his only loyalty is to the immigrant community to do what's best for the country at large, don't you? [...] Meanwhile, Dick Durbin's blaming the Ebola epidemic in Africa in part on House Republicans' failure to pass the Gang of Eight bill.  If Boehner came back to him today with a pure border security bill that contains some provisions for fighting Ebola, think Durbin would suck it up and sacrifice amnesty to pass it?  Me neither.

Obama's Untruth, Inc.  Have any of the statements the administration has presented about our southern border proven true?  Do we know how many people have recently crossed into the United States illegally, what exactly U.S. immigration policy is, or where exactly foreign nationals are and what are their statuses?  The public polls strongly against lax borders and blanket amnesties, so the administration apparently must deceive to permit both — and in a politically disingenuous fashion of postponing the requisite executive orders until after the 2014 midterm elections, while blaming the delay on the crisis on the border that it caused.

Obama: Immigration plan wasn't delayed to save the Senate.  President Obama claimed in an interview Saturday [9/6/2014] that he did not delay long-awaited executive action on immigration reform to protect Senate Democrats, saying that the border crisis made him recalculate when to unveil his blueprint.  "That's not the reason," Obama told NBC's "Meet the Press" when asked if he pushed back his timeline on immigration merely to appease Senate Democrats.  "The truth of the matter is — is that the politics did shift midsummer because of that problem," Obama added in excerpts of the interview released late Saturday.  "I want to spend some time, even as we're getting all our ducks in a row for the executive action, I also want to make sure that the public understands why we're doing this, why it's the right thing for the American people, why it's the right thing for the American economy."

Obama Invents "Immigration Rights" in Milwaukee Labor Speech.  During an address to labor union leaders and supporters at Milwaukee's Laborfest on September 1, President Obama added another category to the long list of special interests that demand their own rights — "immigration rights." [...] In a statement quoted by the Daily Caller, Mark Krikorian, director of the Center of Immigration Studies, said that Obama's "immigration rights" phrase "implies that some people have the right to move here."

The Editor states the obvious:
Immigration is not a right.

Obama Invents 'Immigration Rights' For Foreigners.  President Barack Obama believes that many foreigners have a right to immigrate into the United States, regardless of what Americans prefer, say immigration experts.  The evidence emerged from the president's mouth on Labor Day, as Obama was urging his supporters to vote in November, despite the struggling economy.  "Cynicism is a bad choice... Hope is what gives young people the strength to march for women's rights, and worker's rights, and civil rights, and voting rights, and gay rights and immigration rights," Obama told union supporters gathered Sept. 1 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

White House Fuzzy on Timing of Obama's Executive Amnesty.  President Obama insists that he still plans to make an executive decision on immigration reform, but his timeline for action grows increasingly convoluted.  Obama and his team spent most of the summer previewing his executive action on immigration reform, vowing to fix what they describe as a "broken immigration system" without Congress as soon as possible.

Where Are The Missing Unaccompanied Alien Children? They Never Existed — That's "Where".  We began documenting two months ago the "border crisis" of unaccompanied alien children, UAC's, was a pure ruse, a figment.  Constructed simply to create the optics of crisis and support the demand for comprehensive immigration reform prior to the congressional recess.  Evidence continued to mount week after week as we followed the money flowing out of the DHS and HHS agencies to various left-wing social constructs who were profiting from the scheme.  Panic and alarm sounded as $3.7 billion was demanded by Obama to cope with the non existent "border crisis" — couched more favorably as a "humanitarian crisis".

Obama has got to be kidding.  He actually said this: the system "is so broken" that "folks don't know what the rules are."  He was referring to the children's crusade on our borders that has caused chaos as tens of thousands of people try to illegally enter America — a crisis he has created by lax, or no-enforcement, of our immigration laws and by issuing executive orders that basically re-created the Dream Act — a law that could not pass Congress.  But the statement was just stunning in its disingenuousness and yet another example of the most hypocritical president in American history.

Obama Hides Steady Inflow Of Central American Migrants.  The unprecedented multi-year inflow of 150,000 poor Central American migrants into the United States has dropped by only one-quarter during the hottest and most dangerous month of this year.  That's contrary to the spin from the officials who have tried to claim the August drop was much larger and that the post-2009 inflow is perhaps coming to an end.  "The number of apprehensions in August are down from July, and they're actually lower than they were August of last year," President Barack Obama claimed during an August 28 press conference.

"Immigration Rights": What Are They?  Actually, our immigration system is "broken" only in that the Obama administration refuses to enforce the laws.  If the administration similarly refused to enforce federal laws against forgery, you could equally say that our currency system is "broken."  And the legislation that the Republican House refuses to pass is opposed by a large majority of Americans, notwithstanding its support from CEOs and union bosses.

The mainstreaming of liberalism.  Fifty years ago, hardly anyone in America argued that the country should embrace a policy of open borders, which is essentially what the American policy has been the past three decades.  It was widely understood throughout the American polity back then that serious nations must protect their borders and manage immigration through the rule of law.  Today, on the other hand, it is an entirely mainstream idea that our borders don't really matter, that the illegals already here must be made legal even absent any serious effort to stem the tide of illegal immigration (which has been down in recent years but will pick up again when the U.S. economy revives).

Sharyl Attkisson wants to know where the illegal immigrant children have gone.  Since the border crisis began, three military facilities housing more than 7,700 unaccompanied, illegal immigrant children have been close[d].  Where were they sent?  The government isn't providing answers to citizens, to reporters, or even to Congress.  Of the ones that we can track down, the largest numbers seem to be going to Texas, New York, Maryland and Virginia.

In the last 6 months, 37,477 illegal immigrant kids released, only 280 deported.  I'm shocked, shocked I tell you, to learn that during the last 6 months, 99% of illegal alien minors who snuck across the border have been released.  How can this be?  Our president, who never tells a lie, said many times that the illegal kids couldn't stay, that they would be sent home.  Instead, it appears that the president misspoke.  Or was misunderstood.  Or Republicans have twisted his words.

No, our immigration system is not broken.  The part of the system that lets people into the United States is working — not without flaws, of course, but successfully managing the country's immigration needs every day.  And while the part that keeps people out of the country, or expels them if they overstay their permission to be here, is not working very well, it's not because the system is broken, but because Congress and the president do not want it to work.  First, the part that lets people in.  The United States grants legal permanent resident status — better known as a green card — to about one million people each year.

Mayor: Adult Illegal Aliens With 'Graying' Hair Enrolled in Public Schools.  The mayor of Lynn, Mass. says that some of the illegal aliens from Guatemala who are enrolled in her city's public schools are adults with graying hair and "more wrinkles than I have."  "They are not all children," Judith Flanagan Kennedy told reporters at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday [8/27/2014].  "One of the things that we did notice when we were processing some of these students coming in was that they were adults," she said.

Fraud Confirmed — The Ficticious Unaccompanied Alien Children No Longer Need Housing.  Three weeks ago we shared the fact that well over 40,000 reported UAC's were missing from this year[']s record keeping.  The facts [are] catching up with the ruse.  Well, the truth was/is they're not technically missing because they never existed in the first place.  DHS, which compiles the reports coming from the Border Patrol, and then gives the statistical summaries of the reports, had artifically inflated the apprehension numbers to support the White House narrative.  However, DHS, or more accurately Jeh Johnson, could not divert the end user of the apprehension reports, The Executive Office of Immigration Reform, the entity who controls the court dockets, from recording the missing reports.

An Obama amnesty isn't fair and won't solve the immigration crisis.  President Obama has his staff looking for loopholes in the law that would let him give "administrative" amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.  If Congress won't do it, he argues, then he must.  That makes no sense.  If Americans really supported amnesty, lawmakers would have given them what they wanted rather than spend the past seven years arguing about "comprehensive" immigration reform.  Even if only liberal lawmakers thought amnesty was a good idea, it would have been a done deal five years ago when Democrats controlled both houses of Congress and the White House.  Obama has already been down the "unilateral amnesty" road before, with his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.  That administrative decree is widely credited with fueling the flood of adolescent immigrants now washing illegally over our southern border.

Immigrant Children to Be Classified as 'Homeless' to Avoid School Enrollment Documentation Requirements.  In response to an inquiry about unaccompanied minors from one of its school divisions, Virginia's Department of Education issued a memo this month reminding its 132 divisions about their obligation to educate all children.  "In light of the heightened media coverage of the issue of undocumented immigrant children, VDOE provides the following updated information for your use in responding to community questions or issues," says the memo distributed to the commonwealth's 132 school divisions and obtained by Breitbart News.  The memo to Virginia's school divisions stressed the need to provide all children "equal access to an education" and highlighted the updated guidance from the Obama administration providing more flexibility on the documentation students need to enroll in public schools.

Government Has No Receipts for Thousands of Unaccompanied Alien Children.  The Department of Justice does not have receipts for more than half of the unaccompanied alien children apprehended at the southwest border by Border Patrol since the start of fiscal year 2013, government records show.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection data show more than 85,000 total apprehensions of unaccompanied alien children during fiscal year 2013 and fiscal year 2014 through June.

40,000 Unaccompanied Alien Children Mysteriously Vanish — Border Patrol and Executive Office Of Immigration Review's Numbers Don't Match.  Readers will note that since the word of the border crisis hit the media our research has indicated the entire construct of a humanitarian crisis for children is a ruse.  There simply are not mass influxes of Unaccompanied Alien Children.  For almost two months we have been repeating that it's all a fraud — the influx is families, or more specifically women with children.  There is no border crisis about unaccompanied alien children — period.  Sure there are "some" unaccompanied minors, but no-where near the figures that are bantered about in the media.

Department of Education: Unaccompanied Illegal Immigrant Minors 'Entitled to' Public Education.  The Department of Education released a fact sheet Monday about the availability of public school education for undocumented immigrant children — specifically the tens of thousands unaccompanied minors who have recently entered the U.S. illegally. [...] The fact sheet lays out the basics about the undocumented immigrant children's rights and what communities can do to help with enrollment.

The Editor says...
Obviously illegal immigrants are not entitled to anything but a fair trial and a swift deportation.  The government's eagerness to get foreign kids into public schools is certainly suspicious.  Why would the federal government want to heap an additional burden on the local schools?  (1) The school systems are partly reimbursed by the federal government on a per capita basis.  This keeps the school systems dependent on government handouts.  (2) Kids in public schools are subject to socialist indoctrination.  More malleable young minds in the classroom means more subservient burger-flipping drones in the near future.

Biden on Minors at Border: 'These Are Our Kids'.  Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday [8/6/2014] that the United States will be judged by how it treats the thousands of young immigrants showing up on its border, but warned that the U.S. will be forced to send some minors back to dangerous, unfortunate environments nonetheless.

DHS Highlights Decrease in Unaccompanied Minor Apprehensions.  The month of July saw a decrease in the number of apprehensions of unaccompanied minors and family units illegally crossing the southern border into the United States, according to new data released by the Department of Homeland Security.  In July, 5,508 unaccompanied minors and 7,410 adults with children were apprehended in what DHS is describing as a "significant decrease."  By comparison, in June the government apprehended 10,628 unaccompanied minors and 16,330 adults with children illegally entering the U.S. through the southwest border.

The Editor says...
Just because they aren't being apprehended, don't assume they aren't still crossing the border.

Border Surge Is About Magnets, Not Gangs.  Justifying the Central American surge on our unguarded border as a flight from intolerable homeland violence, the political left has attempted to paint this year's 240,000-person influx of illegal aliens into the U.S. as a matter of refugees — and anyone who opposes the human flood tide as heartless.  Their pictures of women and toddlers tug on the heartstrings.  It's rubbish.  The border surge is mainly a rational response to a U.S. government that refuses to enforce its own border, offering a variety of incentives to lawbreakers — and a huge business opportunity for Central American smuggling gangs, which are drumming up new markets well beyond the traditional Mexican one.

Pelosi Calls Down the Wrath of Heaven on Conservatives.  Friday, from the floor of the House of Representatives, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi attacked her Republican colleagues for their push of passage of two bills to deal with the ongoing crisis at the U.S. southern border.  Pelosi invoked a letter from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops lobbying against the GOP efforts and urged her Republicans to read the the Parable of the Good Samaritan from the New Testament of the Bible.

Obama: 'I'm Going To Have To Act Alone' On Border Crisis.  President Barack Obama says House Republicans are trying to pass the most extreme and unworkable version of an immigration bill even though they know the bill isn't going anywhere.

Angry Dems Say Republicans Want to 'Return Children to Their Deaths'.  "Republicans want to indiscriminately return children to their deaths!" Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Calif.) said in remarks on the House floor on Friday [8/1/2014], as members of the House of Representatives were forced to delay their August recess to deal with a border appropriations bill.  Cardenas was one of many Democrats who blasted Republicans for wanting to stop the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States.

Dems Wrong: 2008 Law Does Not Allow Alien Child Invasion.  A new report shows the vast majority of unaccompanied minors aren't unaccompanied at all, have family members inside the U.S., are not victims of human trafficking and thus can be deported immediately.  Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois and other Democrats have repeatedly made the argument that Republicans shouldn't complain about the current border invasion since it was a 2008 law that automatically entitles minors from noncontiguous countries to asylum hearings before they face deportation.  Gutierrez and his liberal colleagues in Congress and the media should read the law to find out what's in it.

Pelosi: We Must Exploit Border Crisis To "Quickly" Pass Amnesty.  Dems helped foster this mess so they could try and ram amnesty legislation through Congress.

Are We Being Lied To? — Detainment Center At Artesia New Mexico Claims Lockdown Due To Chicken Pox.  A few days ago we shared the Washington Times story about a facility in New Mexico being closed due to a Chicken Pox outbreak. [...] Is the Chicken Pox story a cover for the more troublesome Tuberculosis outbreak?  Is the New Mexico quarantine really because of Chicken Pox?  If so, why didn't they quarantine the facility as they began x-ray screening for the 89 active skin-test TB cases ?

The Loophole is Obama.  It's been reported everywhere — the New York Times, the Washington Post, Fox News — that the William Wilberforce Sex Trafficking Act requires that any non-Mexican children who show up on our border be admitted and given a hearing.  (New York Times, July 7, 2014:  "Immigrant Surge Rooted in Law to Curb Child Trafficking.")  The problem, we've been told, is that a loophole in the sex trafficking law mandates these hearings — or "removal proceedings."  But there is no such loophole.  The fact that people on both sides of the aisle are telling the same lie about this law is worrisome.

Indiana's Illegal Alien Surprise.  Barack Obama's manufactured border crisis is one of the clearest expressions of contempt for the will of the people by an American ruler since the days when we promised ourselves we'd never have rulers.  The whole immigration "debate" has always been conducted in such an air of contempt.  It's hard to find anyone on the amnesty side who is willing to speak honestly to the American people.  They lie to us and patronize us by reflex.  Even conservative pundits have been known to misrepresent the proportion of teddy-bear-clutching eight-year olds in the current migratory wave.  And this isn't new, because today's amnesty push follows waves of illegal immigration that rolled in over the years since the last amnesty deal... which was supposed to be the last time such a measure would ever be necessary, because it included strong border security commitments.

Border Patrol: Illegal Surge Is Mostly Families, Not Unaccompanied Kids.  Border Patrol statistics found buried on a government website confirm that most of the Central American illegal aliens apprehended in the recent surge are family units.  Less than one-fourth (22 percent) of all those apprehended are unaccompanied alien children (UACs) from Central America.  The number of illegally arriving families shot up five times faster than UAC arrivals over last year.

For The Left, 'Children' Are The Battering Ram To Force Amnesty.  The White House and open-borders lobby have stepped up pressure for amnesty by painting the migrant tsunami as a flood of toddlers.  But a Pew study, citing Border Patrol data, shows that more than half the entrants are teenage males.

They're Not Refugees.  The unaccompanied children flooding our southern border are not refugees and do not qualify for asylum under U.S. law or international law.  It is worth noting that border patrol agents are telling reporters that these "children" often look 24 years old and that some have gray hair.  With no documentation, they have been coached to say they are 17.  We don't have any documentation as to what countries they are actually from.  Many of these "unaccompanied minors" are accompanied by one or two parents.

Nancy Pelosi: Moses Was a Refugee Too, Just Like Baby Jesus.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi doubled down on her comments that Americans should view the flood of children crossing the border while claiming refugee status just like baby Jesus.  Pelosi reminded reporters that it was the National Conference of Catholic Bishops that used the baby Jesus analogy.  She then suggested that if Moses hadn't have been accepted by the Egyptians, then there wouldn't be the Ten Commandments.

The Editor says...
Nothing is more useless than a sermon about the meaning of the Bible delivered by one of the leaders of the Abortion Party.

Moses: The Unaccompanied Minor And the Ten Plagues.  [House Minority] Leader Pelosi probably views Moses in the Nile as similar to Central Americans being ferried across the Rio Grande by human smugglers.  That's why, to support the refugee argument, the minority leader said, "What would we do if Moses had not been accepted by the pharaoh's family?  We wouldn't have the Ten Commandments, for starters."  So, according to Nancy, if the Egyptians hadn't fished baby Moses out of the Nile the world would never have had the Ten Commandments, one of which is "Thou Shalt Not Kill," a decree neither Mrs. Pelosi nor any of her cohorts consider when butchering unborn babies.

The Editor says...
Ms. Pelosi's understanding of the Bible is so poor that she appears to give credit to Moses as the author of the Ten Commandments.

No Longer the World's Policeman, We're Now the World's Social Worker.  This entire farce just emphasizes the only people who are ignored and actually living in the shadows here are the citizens of the United States.  Two particular items stand out in this latest crisis.  The Mainstream Media is focusing on the children and the human tragedy, but no one asks what kind of parents use their children for pawns, other than the Kardashians?  The second is the claim that the children are fleeing dangerous neighborhoods.  Well okay, but when you are frightened do you normally flee 1,200 miles?  Most of us stop running when the get out of the bad guy's range.  And isn't it convenient they only feel safe in the new Obama welfare state?

Rep. Van Hollen: Legalizing Illegals Will 'Reduce the Deficit'.  When asked whether legalizing illegal immigrants would help unemployed Americans, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D.-Md.) responded by pointing to testimony from the director of the Congressional Budget Office that Van Hollen said indicated enactment of the Senate immigration bill (which gave illegal aliens a "path to citizenship') would "reduce the deficit and increase long-term economic growth."

Delusional Democrats Who Lied About Border Security Called Out in a Video So Absurd It's Hilarious.  The Washington Free Beacon has put together a greatest hits compilation of the Democrats' border security quotes.  Why would the Democrats continuously insist that the border is secure?  Perhaps because Republicans insist on having a secure border before discussing any type of immigration reform legislation.  [Video clip]

Liberals and 'the least of these'.  Nancy Pelosi went so far as to lecture us that "every person has a spark of divinity in them, and is therefore worthy of respect — what we saw in those rooms was [a] dazzling, sparkling, array of God's children, worthy of respect."  It is no surprise that the left in America would stoop to using children as pawns in their never-ending quest for political supremacy.  When you are willing to take positions that call for the killing of the most vulnerable among us — those in the womb — are there any depths to which one wouldn't sink?

White House Hid Huge Spike Of Families Crossing Border.  New data shows the White House has painted a false picture of the Central American migration by hiding a huge spike in "family units" who are illegally crossing the Texas border.  The data, which was dumped by the U.S. border patrol late Friday afternoon [7/18/2014], shows that inflow of youths and children traveling without parents has doubled since 2013, to 57,525 in the nine months up to July 2014.

20 Examples of What Liberalism REALLY Is.  [#2] Liberalism is claiming that the "border is secure" while saying we shouldn't deport anyone who illegally crosses the border.

Most border invaders are not children; they're working age.  Most of those invading America's southern border are not what we normally call "children."  They evidently are 16 years old and older — working age.  They are labeled children to promote political agendas, even though most are teens and adults, according to those willing to break down a White House-imposed wall of secrecy.  If we had such a formidable wall at the border, we wouldn't have this mess.  These are not toddlers or grade-schoolers who miraculously traveled more than 1,600 miles.  These are persons of working age who are ready to displace Americans who want jobs.  Being in their late teens and early 20s, they're a direct challenge to Americans of those ages, a group whose unemployment rates are two to three times higher than the official national average.  But the Obama administration won't reveal the truth about the ages of the illegal immigrants.

Reid: 'Dreamers' here legitimately.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says immigrants who came to the country illegally at a young age are now legitimate residents and should not be deported.  Reid made the remarks in response to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is demanding that an emergency spending bill for the border reverse President Obama's 2012 order halting deportations of so-called Dreamers.

Robert Reich: Border Children Should Be Declared 'Drug War Refugees'.  Wednesday [7/16/2014] on MSNBC's "All In," Robert Reich, President Bill Clinton's former Secretary of Labor, said American drug users are responsible for the "drug war" policy which is causing the violent chaos in the illegal immigrant children's home countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras therefore the unaccompanied minors flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border should all be declared "drug war refugees."

Progressives Need to Acknowledge the Potential Scale of the Border Crisis.  Last night [7/14/2014] on Fox News' Special Report, Kirsten Powers [... asked] a rhetorical question, "This is a country that cannot handle 60,000 refugees?"  If we were talking about 60,000 refugees, then the answer would probably be yes, we can handle that.  But in reality, the problem already far exceeds this figure.  For starters, we had 40,000 child immigrants arrive last year and 20,000 the year before that.  Very few of those ever went home.  So we've already absorbed more than 60,000.  Add to that the 90,000 that are expected by the end of this fiscal year and you've now got 150,000.  The real question is how many come next year once they hear through the grapevine that the U.S. is accepting "refugees?"

Patrick Leahy Cites Holocaust Victims in Plea to Embrace Unaccompanied Minors.  In a speech urging his Senate colleagues to accept the thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing the border, Sen. Patrick Leahy reminded his colleagues of a time when the United States turned back Jews fleeing the Holocaust.

Border is 'Under Control,' Says Sheila Jackson Lee.  Despite the border crisis that involves more than 1,000 illegal immigrants entering the country each day, Texas Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee apparently believes the U.S.-Mexico border is "under control."  On MSNBC she recently said, "I disagree it is in devastating condition.  I think with now 21,000 border patrol agents it is under control."

Reid: Southern border is secure.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday [7/15/2014] asserted the southern border is secure despite the massive surge of illegal minors from Central America that has overwhelmed federal agencies.  "The border is secure," he told reporters after the Senate Democrats' weekly policy lunch.  "[Sen.] Martin Heinrich [(D-N.M.)] talked to the caucus today.  He's a border state senator.  He said he can say without any equivocation the border is secure."

Lie at Heart of "Immigration Reform" Exposed.  The reaction to the border chaos in Texas has accomplished one thing:  It has exploded the lie at the heart of current "comprehensive" immigration reform plans.  The basic structure of those plans is a swap of a) near-immediate legalization for b) increased border security in the future.  The appealing idea is to let current illegals stay while taking the steps necessary to prevent further waves.  The lie is the assumption that, once current illegals get their legalization, pro-immigrant activists in both parties will continue to support the second half of the bargain, the increased security.

Compassion and the Rule of Law.  Nobody is saying that the kids shouldn't be cared for.  But the notion, pushed by the United Nations and a growing volume of liberal commentators, is that we must treat these illegals as refugees and let them stay in America rather than being sent back home.  The argument for this proposition rests principally on the idea that the kids are in genuine danger from violence in their own countries.  Looked at from that point of view, sending them back would be a death sentence.  Thus, granting them asylum is being represented as not merely ethical but our obligation as civilized people.  But the problem with this reasoning is that if this position is allowed to stand, Central America and indeed, much of the rest of the world, might well empty out as immigrants seeking a better life pour into the United States.

Obama Had A DREAM.  The White House's explanation of why so many "children" are crossing our southern border recently is that the violence in Central America drove them here.  Also, as usual, Bush is to blame:  in 2008 President Bush signed a law "to prevent immigration officials from inadvertently sending [children] back to pimps and drug violence".

Leaked Intel Report: Violence in Central America Not Primary factor in Border Crisis.  An elite, law-enforcement sensitive El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) intel report from July 7, 2014 was leaked to Breitbart Texas and reveals that homicide rates in Central America suggest violence is likely not the primary cause of the surge of thousands of unaccompanied minors and incomplete family units illegally entering the United States.

New York Times: Border Crisis 'a Myth'.  The New York Times editorial board believes the border crisis is merely "a myth."  In a weekend editorial, the Times said the "White House is getting it mostly right" on immigration and blasted Republicans, who are "throwing up roadblocks" with "dangerous overreaction."  The Times praised the Obama administration's request for $3.7 billion in aid to deal with a crisis they think is a "myth."  "The besieged border is a myth, and the arrival of a few thousand weary refugee children on buses does not make the myth true," the Times wrote.

Immigration Activists to Congress: Don't Immediately Deport Illegals from Mexico.  Lawyers advocating for illegal immigrant children flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border want Congress to make it more difficult to deport illegal immigrants, even from Mexico.  Under current law, the federal government can immediately deport illegal immigrants from Mexico and Canada.  Those from countries like Central America, though, cannot be immediately deported under a 2008 law.  The American Immigration Lawyers Association told Congress this week that "there is no valid reason for treating vulnerable unaccompanied children differently based on their country of origin."

A nation of immigrants.  We are told by Liberals that we should not be concerned about the current immigrant invasion of the U.S. because, after all, we are a "nation of immigrants."  Not in the way that Libs mean it.  Past immigrants to America have left failed cultures that immigrants knew were failures.  That is why they left them to come to America.  They came here to join the American culture of achievement and private property which lets them benefit from their achievements.  They left cultures of tyranny to join America's culture of liberty.  Immigrants on the southern border currently are not in this tradition.

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley: 'Refugees' Shouldn't Be Sent 'Back to Death'.  At the National Governors Association meeting on Friday in Tennessee, Maryland Democrat Governor Martin O'Malley said the illegal immigrant children who are flooding across the border are "refugees" who should not be sent back to be killed in their home countries.  "It is contrary to everything we stand for to try to summarily send children back to death," he said, according to TIME.

Report: Feinstein Compares Immigrant Children To Jews Fleeing Nazi Germany.  Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., reportedly made a comparison between "boatloads of Jewish immigrants" turned away from the U.S. as they attempted escape from Nazi Germany during World War II and the current influx of illegal immigrants coming across the border today.  As President Barack Obama met with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and other Republican and Democratic officials to discuss the ongoing border crisis, Feinstein joined several Democrats in criticizing moves to deport thousands of Central American unaccompanied illegal children back to their respective countries, reports. "I think we'd better think twice," Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., said.

Sally Kohn: 'This is not a border crisis'.  [Scroll down]  Seconds later, Kohn insisted that the border crisis was not a border crisis at all.  In fact, she seemed believed that it could be more accurately labeled a bureaucratic crisis.  "This is not a border crisis," Kohn said.  "These kids are coming to the border, they're getting stopped, the border's working."  "Republicans are trying to turn this into a narrative of 'Oh, the border isn't working," she continued.  "They're not slipping through holes on the border," Kohn concluded.  "It's just not happening."

Obama's pathetic border crisis blame shifting.  President Barack Obama really wants you to know that Republicans share the blame for the ongoing crisis at the border. [...] "Yesterday, I asked Congress..."  "Congress has the capacity right now..."  "The challenge is, is Congress prepared to act?"  No, the challenge is not Congress.  The challenge is on the border, where the president has steadfastly refused to go so as not to be too intimately associated with this crisis.

Democrat Angrily Claims That Deporting Illegals... is Illegal!  Here's an irony alert for you.  U.S. Representative Gutierrez went on the Reid Report this afternoon to angrily denounce fellow Congressman Raul Labrador's suggestion that illegals be deported by emphatically claiming that it's illegal to do so.  Now, technically he's correct — under the law, illegal alien children who are not from Mexico cannot be immediately deported without additional steps taken to make sure they're not victims of human trafficking.  But it's terribly ironic for this House Representative to be emphatically yelling about the inviolability of law passed by congress, when he's calling on Obama to ignore the U.S. House and institute the Senate version of immigration reform unilaterally by executive order.

The immigration no-brainer.  As is his wont, President Obama is treating the border crisis — more than 50,000 unaccompanied children crossing illegally — as a public relations problem.  Where to photo op and where not.  He still hasn't enunciated a policy.  He may not even have one.  Will these immigrants be allowed to stay?  Seven times was Obama's homeland security secretary asked this on "Meet the Press."  Seven times he danced around the question.

Enforcement Actions — Does President Obama Actually Deport Illegal Aliens?  By obfuscating terminology liberals sometimes can be heard to claim that President Obama has deported more illegal aliens than any previous president.  NOT TRUE.  There are two types of border enforcement actions:  "Returns" and "Removals".  "Returns" are those stopped at the border and sent immediately back; the ones caught.  "Removals" are those who get through the border and are caught later on.  No previous administration has counted "returns" as deported, until Obama.

White House stands by claim that border security is stronger than ever.  The White House is standing by a statement on its website claiming that border security is at its strongest in history even in the face of a spiraling border crisis in Texas.  Under the heading "border security" on the White House website's section on President Obama's immigration proposal, the website gives the president credit for having "doubled the number of Border Patrol agents," saying "today border security is stronger than it ever has been."  The White House says the statement is true despite the estimated 52,000 unattended children who have crossed the southwest border so far this year and the roughly 90,000 expected by fall.

Obama's Katrina? It's Actually Worse.  [C]ontrary to the White House interpretation of events, the injustice here is not to Obama but to Bush.  After all, despite some of the more extreme criticisms aimed at the 43rd president, nobody really believed Bush was capable of causing bad weather or had any impact on whether the levees were strong enough to prevent floods.  Katrina was a natural disaster and though the response to it was clearly inadequate, the failures were mostly the fault of the collapse of local and state authorities rather than federal bungling.  The push to blame Bush for it was largely the result of media distortions in which the perception of racism overwhelmed the facts.

The most dishonest Obama presser of all time?  At a press conference last night [7/9/2014], President Obama placed the blame for the border crisis on Republicans, saying that because they are trying to block his $3.8 billion supplemental appropriation, they are responsible for the mess.  He further stated that passage of his immigration reform bill would solve the border crisis for 20 years.

Obama: Give $3.7B For Border I Said Was Secure In 2012.  During his re-election campaign, President Obama said emphatically that the southwestern border was secure.  Now he wants billions to cope with the flood of illegals crossing that very border.  According to various news accounts, the number of illegals coming across the border has surged to 35,000 [per] month.  In just the past few months, more than 50,000 unaccompanied children crossed over, creating a huge humanitarian crisis.  How can this possibly be happening?  After all, didn't Obama tell us when he ran for re-election that the border with Mexico was secure?  As a matter of fact, he did.  Many times.  In a 2011 speech in El Paso, Obama ripped Republicans for holding up immigration legislation because of border security concerns.

Administration Official on Illegal Aliens: 'Jesus Was a Refugee'.  The man who heads the federal agency responsible for many of the 50,000 unaccompanied alien children from Central America who have entered the U.S. illegally in recent months told a conference on Tuesday [7/8/2014] that those working with refugees should look to Jesus Christ as a role model.  "Jesus was a refugee, and that's a very good reminder to all of us," Eskinder Negash, director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), said at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) 2014 Migration Conference in Washington, D.C.

The Editor says...
A refugee is one who flees to a foreign country to escape danger or persecution.  Jesus never did that, and the Bishops should be fully aware of the facts, unless they are more interested in politics and the expansion of their churches.

Obama Admin: Illegals From Central America 'Not Dangerous'.  The Obama administration claimed Sunday that illegal immigrants flooding across the border from Central America are not dangerous, despite numerous reports of gangsters and criminals being apprehended at the border.  On ABC's This Week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske said of the nearly 50,000 illegal immigrants who have crossed the border since October of last year, "these are family members."  "These are not gang members," he said.  "These are not dangerous individuals."

AFL-CIO urges Obama to circumvent Congress on immigration.  Calling them "aspiring American workers," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka launched a petition Wednesday [7/9/2014] calling on President Obama to bypass Congress on the current immigration surge and to instead use his executive authority to aid the people flooding the southwestern U.S. border.  "Families are being separated because Congress has failed to act on a commonsense immigration process.  The crisis on our worksites and in our communities can't wait.  That's why I'm calling on President Obama to extend administrative relief to Americans in waiting," Trumka said.

The Editor says...
Americans in waiting?  That's a new one.  Such terminology suggests that everybody in the world is welcome to get in line for American citizenship.  The unions are in favor of unrestricted immigration because an influx of uneducated and unhealthy residents will increase the number of people dependent on the government for every meal.  There's only one political party that benefits from the expansion of the welfare state, and it is the same party that enjoys the support of the labor unions.  Whether or not the immigrants join the labor unions is immaterial:  the unions benefit from the increased strength of their political allies.

The UN wants control of everything, including our vocabulary.
UN Pushes For Migrants to be Called Refugees.  United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase pressure on the United States and Mexico to accept tens of thousands of people currently ineligible for asylum.

What a Woman Found Outside a Texas Walmart Should Alarm You.  This brings up a lot of alarming questions that compound the situation on the border even more.  For one, why are there no reports on foreign nationals other than Mexicans and South Americans being reported in the flow of illegal immigration?  Walmart provided thousands of pairs of underwear, men's sizes 3x,4x, and XXL, in a donation to DHS.  They want us to believe that children and women comprise the bulk of illegal immigrants, but that is what was requested by DHS.  This inconsistency by the government has even sparked the ongoing underwear protest.  Why is the media only reporting children and women?  There is ample evidence to the contrary.

GOP Rep: Border Crisis Not About Amnesty Legislation.  Even though numerous illegal immigrants flooding across the border have said they made the journey because they believed President Barack Obama would not deport them, the Chairwoman of the House GOP working group on the border crisis said the crisis has nothing to do with immigration reform.  Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), whom House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) appointed to the group, said, "please don't call this an immigration reform issue, this is a humanitarian crisis, and we need help now."

Lib Language Police: 'Illegal' Is The New 'N-Word'.  CNN's Sally Kohn says using the term "illegal" to describe anyone who enters or stays in America illegally is tantamount to employing a racial slur such as the "n-word" or the "f-word" as a disparaging term for a homosexual man.  You could see this one coming a mile away.  As the border crisis grows and politicians, pundits, and media personalities debate and discuss the problem of the 50,000+ unaccompanied alien children who've illegally entered our country over the past several months, leave it to liberal commentators to focus their arguments on the appropriate politically correct euphemisms used to identify the children.

Immigration Crisis: Tuberculosis Spreading at Camps.  Are the thousands of illegal immigrant kids housed in detention facilities happy and well fed — or are they living in disease-infested compounds shrouded in secrecy?  Well, it depends on who you ask  The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seems to think the children coming across the southern border are remarkably healthy.  It's a sentiment shared by BCFS — the Texas-based agency formerly known as Baptist Child & Family Services contracted to run camps at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio and Fort Sill in Oklahoma.

The Editor says...
If the grubby little urchins from Central America are "remarkably healthy," then we in the United States are wasting a lot of money every year on vaccinations.

ICE Demands "Unaccompanied Alien Children" (UAC) Identifier Drop Use of Word "Alien".  Controlling the verbiage and words is a key element in deceiving the public, and keeping the electorate unaware of what is actually going on.  In the foreground we will continue to see President Obama and fellow travelers say they are opposed to the influx and committed to stopping it.  However, in the background they are giving specific instructions to the federal agencies to continue promoting the process and affirming the intent.  In essence they are doing the exact opposite of what they are saying.

Sheila Jackson Lee: The Border Children Need Lollipops, Not Deportation.  Referring to the illegal immigrant minors as "homeless children," Jackson Lee said, "I took lollipops along with my colleagues into the detention center where children were.  I wasn't armed.  I wasn't fearful for my life.  This is not a national security crisis this is a humanitarian crisis."

If you think this happened spontaneously, without any direction from the White House, you haven't been paying attention.
ICE Removes 'Alien' from Term for Illegal Immigrant Children.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel have been directed to no longer refer to illegal immigrant children crossing the border alone as "UACs" (unaccompanied alien children).  Instead these individuals are to be referred to as "unaccompanied children" in official correspondence, according to an internal ICE email obtained by the Center for Immigration Studies and shared with Breitbart News.

Pelosi Visits the Border: 'Dazzling, Sparkling Array of God's Children'.  Despite appalling conditions in the holding pens and warehouses that are now full of Central American children, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said she was "dazzled" by what she saw at the U.S.-Mexico border on Saturday [6/28/2014]:  "What we just saw was so stunning, if you believe as we do, that every child, every person, has the park [sic] of divinity in them, and is therefore worthy of respect, what we saw in those rooms was (a) dazzling, sparkling array of God's children, worthy of respect."

The Editor says...
Ms. Pelosi does not hold the same view of children who have yet to see the light of day.

Nancy Pelosi's Daughter: 'There's No Way You Can Secure The Border'.  Nancy Pelosi's daughter believes the border cannot be secured.  In an interview with MSNBC's Richard Lui, filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi talked about the American dream, and how it is very much still alive.  She spoke about her recent visit to see families on the Mexican side of the border, claiming that "they have nothing" and because of that, will do whatever it takes to get to the United States.

White House now faults Republicans for weak border security.  After previously saying America's borders are more secure than ever, the White House on Tuesday seemingly blamed Republicans for apparent holes along the southern boundary, evidenced by the flood of unaccompanied children streaming into the U.S. from Mexico, Central America and elsewhere.  White House press secretary Josh Earnest challenged Republicans, if they are truly concerned about border security, to back the comprehensive immigration reform package that passed the Senate last year and is strongly supported by President Obama.

Joe Biden: U.S. needs 'constant, unrelenting stream' of immigrants.  Vice President Joseph R. Biden told a National Association of Manufacturers' crowd this week that what the United States needed was more, not fewer, immigrants.  Specifically, he called for a "constant, unrelenting stream" of new immigrants — "not dribbling [but] significant flows," to bolster the national economy, The Hill reported.  "We need it badly from a purely — purely economic point of view," Mr. Biden said, The Hill reported.

This claim might be valid if the number of children involved was relatively small, but not in the case of a massive invasion of freeloaders.
Salvadoran Ambassador: US Must Respect 'Universal Rights'of Illegal Minors.  The United States must respect the "universal rights" of the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors illegally entering the country, according to the Salvadoran ambassador to the United States. [...] "Children are entitled to receive special protection from our consulates, where we contact their family members, collaborate on reunification either in the United States and El Salvador and avoid re-victimization," he continued.

Pelosi: Boehner Using Word 'Alien'.  to Describe Illegals is 'Reprehensible'

'Unlawful Migration'.  The White House is now using the phrase "unlawful migration" instead of the more commonly heard phrase "illegal immigration."  The new term is used in a readout of a phone call President Obama had yesterday with President Peña Nieto of Mexico. [...] It appears the White House has only used the phrase one other time, in a joint statement between the United States and China.

On immigrant surge, White House story falls apart.  Most of the illegal immigrants are what Border Patrol officials call OTMs.  That is, while they are crossing into the United States from Mexico, they are actually from other countries — in this case, mostly Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador — and are classified as Other Than Mexican immigrants.

Congresswoman urges Obama to send National Guard to border.  A top member of Congress called on President Obama on Monday to deploy the National Guard to the southwest border to help the Border Patrol handle the surge of illegal immigrant children.  Rep. Candice Miller, Michigan Republican and chairwoman of a key border security subcommittee, sent a letter saying that Border Patrol agents need to be put back on patrol duty rather than processing or babysitting for the children who have been caught trying to enter.

The Editor says...
Nobody is "caught trying to enter" the United States.  Illegal aliens are caught after they have entered the U.S.

DHS on Border Crisis: We Will 'Act in Best Interest of the Child'.  Thousands of minors who entered the country illegally are flooding the U.S.-Mexico border and overwhelming federal resources.  During a press conference on Thursday [6/12/2014], Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson implied that many of the foreign children will remain in the U.S. The secretary said that President Obama's Health and Human Services (HHS) will first and foremost use resources to act in the best interest of each child.  Johnson said that 24,000 unaccompanied children crossed the border last year — by May, 2014, that number had already doubled to 47,000.

Gutierrez on Flood of Illegal Minors: 'Shame on Anybody That Wants to Demonize Children'.  Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), a vocal advocate of immigration reform, told Breitbart News on Wednesday [6/11/2014], "Shame on anybody that wants to demonize children" who are entering the country without guardians or documentation.  Gutierrez defended the surge of unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors flooding border states from Central America, saying the individuals would not qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a directive signed by President Obama in June of 2012 calling for deferred action for particular illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have pursued education or military service in the country.  However, Gutierrez still says that those unaccompanied minors coming into the U.S. should still be given a safe place to stay.

Trick or truth! Can you even tell the difference?  Here are some commonly asserted falsehoods that you are expected to believe just because they are repeated often enough. [...] Falsehood No. 2)  The Obama administration is deporting illegal immigrants at a record pace.  Well, yeah, according to the Obama administration, but they just changed the way the numbers are added up in order to reach their record level.  Jeh Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security, told the House Appropriations Committee in March that 368,000 people were deported last year, but he admitted under questioning that more than half of those were simply people turned around at the border, not real deportations of people who had been living illegally within our borders.  Those have never been counted as deportations in the past, but the administration decided to use them because it made them look tough.  But fake numbers are just par for the course.

Crowding Out U.S. Workers.  Several prominent amnesty advocates, including Mark Zuckerberg and top Obama administration officials, have argued that amnesty is a civil right.  The claim is, of course, preposterous on its face.  Under this reasoning, every immigrant currently living in the U.S. on a temporary visa has the right to refuse to leave when that visa expires.  And every household in a foreign country has the right to enter the U.S. illegally tomorrow and demand the Obama administration's amnesty for "DREAMers" and their relatives.  To say that amnesty is a civil right is to effectively declare to the world the right to enter the United States without permission, to bring one's family, and to receive all of the financial benefits our nation provides.

Still more lies about immigration reform.  In the last week, the sponsors of the "gang of eight" immigration reform bill have had a bit of an epiphany.  Senator Marco Rubio has admitted that there needs to be a rewrite of the bill on border security.  President Obama, in a speech to La Raza, stated that the pro-amnesty group was not going to get everything it demanded.  Nonetheless, too many Americans are in the dark as to how utterly bad this bill is.

'Dreamer' Website Teaches Illegal Immigrants 'How To Lie Successfully'.  If you're an illegal immigrant worried about being caught, help is only a mouse click away.  An article from the radical website will give you a quick lesson on how to lie about your status.  It's all part of the aggressive pro-illegal immigration 'Dreamer movement' that is leading the fight for "comprehensive" immigration reform, with a boost from President Barack Obama and many in Congress.

Obamacare train wreck undermines amnesty push.  Just like the employer mandate was essential to getting a CBO score that said Obamacare would not add to the debt, E-Verify is now essential for convincing Americans that the Schumer-Rubio bill will, in Sen. Chuck Schumer's words, make illegal immigration "a thing of the past."  But, like Obamacare and the employer mandate, once the 11 million illegal immigrants currently in the country get amnesty, E-Verify will have outlived its usefulness.  Businesses already complain at the existing voluntary E-Verify system, and those complaints will only get louder as a new E-Verify system becomes mandatory.  Does anyone, anywhere, believe Obama would not delay implementation of E-Verify too?

Amnesty by any Other Name.  Much of what occurred during this past week was simply a ploy designed to make the American public think that a tough new immigration bill was passed, when in reality, amnesty was given to upwards of thirty million illegal aliens, rule of law and enforcement was circumvented and our Republic was degraded and endangered.

Republicans: What Are You Smoking? Proponents tell us we have an immigration crisis.  Exactly how does one define crisis?  They told us we had a health care and health insurance crisis, too, and they gave us Obamacare, making matters worse on both counts.  We do have a national debt crisis and the most anemic economic recovery since World War II, yet proponents ignore these genuine crises while demanding we act immediately on immigration reform.  They say that this bill would not constitute amnesty, that we already have de facto amnesty today.  But they also tell us that some 11 million illegals are living in the shadows.  Which is it?  They can't have it both ways.  If they have amnesty, they're not living in the shadows.

Obama Terrorizes Public with Illegal Alien Releases.  In one of the most politically despicable moves ever perpetrated by a sitting administration, federal immigration officials have released hundreds of illegal aliens from prison in anticipation of budget cuts produced by the sequester. [...] Yet it gets even more cynical.  The "most transparent administration in history" is not only releasing inmates, it is refusing to say how many have been released, and where those releases are taking place.  Federal officials claim that the detainees are still being monitored, even as they continue to face charges.  They also insisted that only nonviolent offenders will be let go.  That first claim is utterly disingenuous, if not an outright lie.

Did Rubio lie to Mark Levin?  On April 17, Sen. Marco Rubio went on Mark Levin's radio show to sell the immigration amnesty bill from the "Gang of 8," of which Rubio is a prized member.  He brought up the legislation's goal of apprehending 90% of illegal border crossers (in "high-risk" sectors) — alluding no less than four times in 17 minutes to its creation of a "border commission."  He used virtually identical language all four times.

If Rubio's Amnesty is So Great, Why is He Lying?  When Republicans start lying like Democrats, you can guess they are pushing an idea that's bad for America.  During his William Ginsburg-like tour of the Sunday talk shows last weekend, Sen. Marco Rubio was the Mount Vesuvius of lies about his immigration bill.

Sen. Lee: 'From Day One, The Country Was Misled About What Was in The Bill'.  Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) took to the Senate floor on Thursday to speak against the immigration reform bill, which later passed 68-32, stressing that many falsehoods were told about the legislation through misleading talking points, and that the American people, "from Day One," were "misled about what was in the bill."

They Lied to us Then About Immigration; They are Lying Now.  It is impossible to quantify how much the last two decades of illegal immigration — a direct result of the '86 amnesty — has cost us in education, healthcare, welfare, refundable tax credits, and criminal justice.  It is impossible to quantify how much the 1965 Kennedy bill has upset the balance of the country, ballooned the welfare state, and created a permanent Democrat majority in many parts of the country.  Now, instead of being ashamed of his past failures and lies, Chuck Schumer is back pushing amnesty for the people who were never supposed to come here as a result of his original amnesty.

Does Marco Rubio really support deporting 4 million illegal immigrants?  You've heard the false choice thousands of times from pro-amnesty Republicans:  We must either give the 11 million illegal immigrants currently in the country today citizenship, or we must round them up for mass deportations.  This is, of course, ridiculous.  There are plenty of other ways to deal with the 11 million illegal immigrants currently in the country.

Issa To Napolitano: Insiders Charge DHS Releasing 'False and Misleading' Numbers of Border Crossers.  Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano seeking a wide range of documents as part of an investigation into charges by "agency insiders" that DHS has not accurately counted the number of border crossers who are not arrested or turned back when they enter the U.S. illegally.

Townhall Tactic 2013: Why do you want to deport my daddy?  [Scroll down]  The light bulb went on.  It couldn't be coincidence that in two townhalls, almost a thousand miles apart, similar questions were asked within days of each other meant to make the Republican look heartless to some young child for the possible break up of a family due to deportation of an illegal immigrant parent.  Some quick research revealed similar questions were asked at a town hall held by Paul Ryan [...] The Democrats want those 11 million new voters.  And if it means sending young children to townhalls to ask "Why do you want to deport my daddy?," then that's what will be done.  And there will be trackers at every event waiting for a Republican to flub the answer.

Sen. Harkin on Illegals: 'I Just Don't Classify Them as Criminals'.  Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), a federal lawmaker, said he separates illegal aliens from criminals even though "it's obvious that they broke the laws and did things that were criminal and they shouldn't."  At an Aug. 2 immigration forum in Ames, Iowa, Harkin explained his reasoning.  "I separate out people who came here illegally from people who are criminals," he said.

Dem Senator: I Don't Classify Illegal Immigrants as Criminals.  The definition of a criminal hasn't changed — but Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) refuses to classify people who come to this country illegally as criminals.  "I separate out people who came here illegally from people who are criminals," he said.

Refugee Program Halted As DNA Tests Show Fraud.  The State Department has suspended a humanitarian program to reunite thousands of African refugees with relatives in the U.S. after unprecedented DNA testing by the government revealed widespread fraud. … Tests found some applicants lied about belonging to the same family to gain a better chance at legal entry.

Selling out black Americans.  It's both libel and lie, but it's repeated again and again by immigration lobbyists.  Be they liberals, libertarians or plain la Raza racists, they all say the same:  illegal aliens only take the jobs Americans refuse to do.  The nation's elites are forever singing hymns to illegal aliens for allegedly rescuing Americans from sloth.  Terry Anderson does not.  His testimony in 1999 to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims ought to have made Congress sing a different tune.  Sadly, it didn't.

Napolitano on Young Illegal Aliens: 'American in Every Way But a Piece of Paper'.  In a blog posted on the Department of Homeland Security website, Secretary Janet Napolitano said the illegal aliens who were brought to the United States as children are "American in every way but a piece of paper."  Napolitano wrote the blog to mark the one-year anniversary of President Barack Obama's executive order that put hundreds of thousands of young illegal aliens in a "deferred action" category that allows them to stay in the United States.

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Nonsense!  Even with U.S. citizenship, most immigrants from Mexico remain Mexicans at heart.  They don't bother to learn English, they fly the Mexican flag at their businesses, and they send billions of dollars back to Mexico.

Guest workers aren't cheap; they're expensive.  This Kennedy-McCain (aka Hagel-Martinez) bill might be the worst and the most expensive bill ever passed by the Senate, and it should be an embarrassment to any Republican who voted for it.  The media have reported on the sections that grant illegal residents amnesty (aka path to legalization or earned citizenship).  But the media have censored out of their news reports the sections that are 10 to 20 times more costly and far more dishonest than playing games with the word amnesty.

Obama: Immigration overhaul can boost recovery.  President Barack Obama says overhauling the nation's immigration system can provide a big boost to the economic recovery.

Big Brother is a Slaver.  Most certainly, it is a time to force some straight talk about citizenship for illegal immigrants.  First of all, American generosity to other people is well established; that should not be a part of the issue.  Here, liberals lie on two points.  One, they make their effort appear to be for purely humanitarian aims.  Two, they consistently misrepresent their opponents as being against the poor.  Yet, in the face of such blatant duplicity, only a few conservatives are willing to openly accuse the leftists of trying to build a one party system by increasing the size of their voter base.  Buying votes with tax money?  Why the timidity on such an extremely important point?

34,448 Illegal Immigrants Spared Deportation.  In a perplexing development ignored by the mainstream media, the Obama Administration suspended tens of thousands of deportations last year and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano lied to a Senate committee to cover up the astounding figure.

Janet Napolitano Lied, Rob Krentz Died.  Rancher Rob Krentz spent his life working on his 35,000-acre cattle ranch by the border with Mexico in Cochise County, Ariz.  His family had owned the ranch since 1907.  He died there last weekend, he and his dog shot by an illegal alien that he was trying to help.  The Arizona Cattle Growers' Association immediately posted a $15,000 reward.  The Monday before Rob Krentz was killed, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, a former Arizona governor, made a speech claiming "significant progress" in controlling violence along the border.  It was a lie.

Should 'illegal' immigrants be rebranded as 'irregular' immigrants? The UN thinks so.  "Illegal immigration" apparently carries connotations of criminality, of someone doing something wrong.  Like, for example, paying a people smuggler €700 to transport them a rickety boat that might sink with the loss of all on board.  Whereas "irregular" is a more "neutral" term.  Probably all the same to you and me.

Numbers don't add up on Obama's pledge to deport more illegal immigrants.  The Obama administration is deporting fewer people than it did in 2011 or 2012, but has ousted more than 110,000 illegal immigrants this year who didn't have criminal records, according to statistics that call into question the Obama administration's public statements about its deportation policies.  Continued deportation of rank-and-file illegal immigrants is fueling outrage by advocacy groups that want the Obama administration to halt most deportations while Congress hashes out an immigration bill.

Schumer: Illegal Immigration is a 'Civil Right'.  Calling something a "civil right" is a way of giving additional moral weight to a cause, and disarming political opposition.  But there is no "right" to immigrate into the United States, much less to break its laws in doing so.  When illegality becomes a "right," the only result can be more lawlessness — and though Schumer promised an end to illegal immigration, his bill will do nothing of the sort.  If everything is a civil right, then nothing is.

The Immigration "Crisis" Is No Crisis.  With the immigration scam well underway in Washington, the only real takeaway for the outside observer is that the Beltway Establishment truly thinks we are idiots.  There is no other way to explain the Establishment's tsunami of faulty premises, bogus clichés, moronic advertisements and bald-faced lies.  There is no immigration "crisis."  It's not a "crisis" when people who shouldn't be here anyway don't have all the privileges of people who do have a right to be here.  That's how it should be.  There are a lot of people who shouldn't be here who are here, but this is a "problem," not a "crisis."

Obama: 'We Owe' Young Illegals a Path to Citizenship.  President Barack Obama said Tuesday [6/11/2013] that America "owes" it to certain illegal aliens to pass legislation providing a "pathway to citizenship."

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We owe illegal immigrants nothing.  Citizenship is not a debt that any country owes to foeigners.

Heller, Reid Push to Define Nevada as a 'Border State'.  Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) offered an amendment to the "Gang of Eight" immigration bill that would define Nevada as a "border state" despite the fact that no part of Nevada's state borders touch Mexico.

Schumer: 'Illegal Immigration Will Be a Thing of the Past'.  After the U.S. Senate voted to pass the motion to proceed to floor debate on the "Gang of Eight" immigration bill, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) claimed that this bill would solve illegal immigration and secure the border.  "Illegal immigration will be a thing of the past," Schumer said on the Senate floor, celebrating the passage of the motion to proceed.

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I suppose the Congress can make any illegal act a thing of the past, just by legalizing it.  So the immigration will continue; it just won't be illegal.  Apparently that's what he means.

What is the real number of illegal border crossings?  Those who believe the border is still far from secure are more likely to oppose the Gang of Eight's approach, insisting that heightened security measures be in place before the nation's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants are legalized.  Now, a new report from the Council on Foreign Relations could have a significant effect on the conversation — and cast real doubt on whether the government's border security statistics are reliable.  If the report is correct, more illegal immigrants are making it past U.S. authorities than officials say.

Eric Holder: Citizenship For Illegal Immigrants Is A 'Matter Of Civil And Human Rights'.  During an April 24 address to the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), Attorney General Eric Holder told the crowd that "creating a pathway to earned citizenship" is a critical element of any comprehensive immigration reform plan.  He said that establishing legal status for the nation's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants is a "matter of civil and human rights."

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Does it work the other way?  Can I get Mexican citizenship just by being in Mexico?  Is citizenship (in the foreign country of your choice) a right?

Near-Suicidal Immigration Policies.  Despite the Obama administration's politically driven and cyclical claims of deporting either a lot more or a lot fewer non-citizens, no one knows how many are really being sent home — for a variety of reasons.  There are not any accurate statistics on how many people are living in the United States illegally.  And how does one define deportation?  If someone from Latin America is detained by authorities an hour after illegally crossing the border and sent back, does he count as "apprehended" or "deported"?

Janet Napolitano: Decision to spring detainees made 'in the field'.  Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is distancing herself from the release of some detained illegal immigrants ahead of the sequester, saying such decisions are made "in the field" by career bureaucrats.  "Detainee populations and how that is managed back and forth is really handled by career officials in the field," she told ABC News.

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Hard to believe.  Even if that were true, those "officials in the field" would have been instantly fired — unless Secretary Napolitano was in complete agreement with their actions.

Democratic congressman says 'no additional enforcement' needed on Southwest border.  Democratic Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke told The Daily Caller that "no additional enforcement" is needed on the Southwest border, despite the U.S.-Mexico border remaining the "primary gateway" for moving illegal drugs into the U.S.

Rand Paul and the bogus 'immigrant roundup' story.  Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said this, on the subject of comprehensive immigration reform:  "I think people want a party that's a little bit less aggressive on foreign policy, still believes in a strong national defense but less aggressive. [...] They don't want somebody who wants to round people up, put them in camps, and send them back to Mexico."  It's a bit disappointing to hear Senator Paul characterize people who insist on obedience to America's immigration laws in such terms.  He's not the only one, of course.  It's become commonplace to present the immigration debate as between amnesty on the one hand, and concentration camps on the other.

Napolitano at immigration hearing: US borders have 'never been stronger'.  Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano insisted Wednesday [2/13/2013] that U.S. borders have "never been stronger" during a Senate hearing on immigration reform.  Facing calls from the GOP to crack down on the flow of illegal border crossers, Napolitano said Congress should pass a comprehensive immigration overhaul that strengthens security while also addressing the factors that entice people into the country.

Obama attempting to redefine the word "citizen".  Throw out your Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, folks.  President Barack Obama is now redefining words.  During Tuesday night's State of the Union address, the POTUS expressed his belief that U.S. citizenship is only partly about one's legal status.  "We are citizens," the President said.  "It's a word that doesn't just describe our nationality or legal status.  It describes the way we're made."

Confidential, expensive USDA sensitivity training: 'The Pilgrims were illegal aliens'.  Footage of the United States Department of Agriculture's compulsory "Cultural Sensitivity Training" program reveals USDA employees being instructed to refer to the Pilgrims as "illegal aliens" and minorities as "emerging majorities" — at "a huge expense" to taxpayers.  The video clips were made public Thursday evening by the conservative government accountability group Judicial Watch, which obtained them through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made on May 18, 2012.

Deportation statistics said to be inflated.  Rep. Lamar Smith, the Texan who runs the committee, said the Obama administration has for the past several years been mixing some Border Patrol apprehensions with the deportation statistics from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency chiefly responsible for interior enforcement and for deporting aliens.  His investigation found that when the Border Patrol numbers are subtracted, deportations actually have gone down every year since Mr. Obama first took office in 2009, dropping from about 395,000 that year to about 330,000 in 2011.  And 2012 is shaping up to have even fewer deportations once the Border Patrol figures are subtracted, the committee said.

If at first you don't succeed, fudge the results.  During a recent hearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano unveiled plans to develop a "border security index" to measure enforcement progress along the southwestern border.  According to Miss Napolitano, the border security index will include crime, immigration and economic data.  She thinks this new test will produce a passing grade for the administration and back their claims that the border is more secure than ever.

Carney: "Our Borders Now Are More Secure Than They Have Ever Been In History".  ["]When it comes to border security, I think anyone who looks at this honestly will note the tremendous strides we have made in the past four years in protecting our borders.  In fact, they have never been better enforced than they are now.["]

Napolitano at immigration hearing: US borders have 'never been stronger'.  Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano insisted Wednesday [2/13/2013] that U.S. borders have "never been stronger" during a Senate hearing on immigration reform.  Facing calls from the GOP to crack down on the flow of illegal border crossers, Napolitano said Congress should pass a comprehensive immigration overhaul that strengthens security while also addressing the factors that entice people into the country.

Top Democrat warns against using term 'illegal immigrants'.  Opening the first immigration hearing of the new Congress, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee warned his colleagues not to use the term "illegal immigrant" as the debate goes on.  "I hope no one uses the term illegal immigrants here today.  Our citizens are not — the people in this country are not illegal.  They are are out of status.  They are new Americans that are immigrants," said Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat.

Conyers: Illegal immigrants are already 'our citizens'.  Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, called for lawmakers and panelists to avoid using the term "illegal immigrant" during a committee hearing on immigration reform today [2/5/2013].

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