Tag: Border Security

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The Elephant on the Border

 

As I watch the coverage of President Trump’s efforts to secure the border and Democrat-Republican efforts to thwart any effective form of Border Security*, I’m struck by the fact in the mainstream media, the simple fact that Democrats (and a lot of Republicans) oppose Border Security because they want the uncontrolled migration of cheap labor and loyal Democrat voters from Central America (and, increasingly, Africa and the Middle East) to continue unabated. This is, in fact, the central issue of illegal immigration and opposition to Border Security, but you never hear it brought up on CNN, NBC, ABC, or even Fox News nor on the pages of the New York Times or Washington Post. Why is that?

The pundits obfuscate the issue by talking about “asylum seekers” (without mentioning that migrants can apply for asylum without leaving their home countries, much less illegally rushing the border), but more often, any discussion on the issue is limited to “Trump wants to stop immigration because he is a racist and Democrats oppose a Border Wall because they are not racists.” That is the current intellectual depth of the average network discussion on the topic.

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The bigger scandal

 

We are now hearing pious complaints about President Trump’s decision to authorize a federal state of emergency in order to build the border wall. It’s not “the right way”, we’re told. It’s up to Congress to decide whether to build a wall. Congress can delegate light years of latitude to the EPA and CFPB and […]

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House Democrats: *Some* Children’s Lives Matter

 

Well, House Democrats certainly did not waste any time. Their just-for-show funding bill not only rejects border security funding but also packs in all their abortion absolutist wishes. President Trump cannot trade away pro-life policies for some wall funding, so the House bill to end the government shutdown has been strictly leftist loyalty signaling. Can Democrats in leadership yield on these positions, or are they clinging to the backs of hungry young leftist tigers, who might shred their leaders’ careers in an instant?

The spending bill that Democrats introduced Wednesday includes language specifying that foreign non-governmental organizations that perform abortions consistent with the laws in their country are not ineligible for U.S. family planning funds.

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In his first Oval Office address to the nation, President Donald Trump spoke about border security. You can also watch the address (and the response from Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer) at https://ricochet.com/586720/trump-oval-office-address/.

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Let Recovered Drug Money Pay for the Wall

 

I receive emails from Ted Cruz headquarters. I voted for him when he ran for President and his recent email is worth sharing. He’s introducing term limits as well as the El Chapo Act, suggesting that recovered drug money could pay for border security. Meanwhile, the Democrats offer no solutions, just obstruction. Here is Senator Cruz’s latest email letter below: What do you think about his suggestions?

“Greetings,”

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But “Walls Are Immoral”. This is for Nancy.

 

From FoxNews: “Hundreds of cops packed a California church Saturday in final salute to police officer Ronil Singh who was killed the day after Christmas when he stopped an illegal immigrant suspected of driving drunk. Ronil Singh, 33, a member of the Newman Police Department, was eulogized as a dedicated cop and a loving husband and […]

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I Got Your Shutdown Right Here!

 

I loved the Oval Office drama with Don, Chuck, and Nancy. I even enjoyed filling in imaginary speech bubbles above Mike’s head. While all the players in politics and media want to run this “government shutdown” hype train, it is mostly hype.

Congress arranges the discretionary budget, which is about one-third of annual federal spending, into twelve standard annual appropriations. Just to be clear on the current state of the 12 discretionary budget appropriations:

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are pleasantly surprised to see a new CBS poll showing that a strong plurality of Americans believe families should stay together but be sent back to their home countries when they come to the U.S. illegally. They also slam Rep. Maxine Waters for suggesting protesters should loudly confront every Trump administration cabinet member whether in restaurants or at the gas station. And they categorically reject columnist George Will’s call for conservatives to vote Democrats into the majorities of the House and Senate as punishment for Republicans who refuse to stand up to President Trump.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome President Trump’s order sending National Guard personnel to the southern border. They explain why questions about whether Trump has such power are ridiculous but also hope the forces are not needed for long if lawmakers address the problem quickly and effectively. They also get a kick out of “moderate” Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner suddenly supporting some kind of “assault weapons” ban, proving once again Warner talks like a moderate but always ends up toeing the liberal line on virtually every issue. And they shake their heads as Steven Spielberg suggests Indiana Jones could be a female character in future installments of the series. Jim makes the point that it’s a bad idea to recast roles so closely identified with a certain actor, and they both vent about the unmitigated garbage heap that was the fourth film in the Indiana Jones franchise.

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Remember the No-Go Zones?

 

Back in 2015, there was a huge backlash against the suggestion that there were Muslim “no go” zones in Europe. Recently I heard a podcast discussion about Sweden and the controversy over immigration in that country. I began to wonder what happened regarding the presence of no-go zones, and what I discovered caused me concern about the increase in Muslim neighborhoods in Europe and whether we should be concerned in this country. I think we should.

First, it’s helpful to understand that there’s a lack of agreement on what comprises a no-go zone. Originally these areas were described as neighborhoods or districts where non-Muslims who entered them were attacked by residents. The real issue, according to Daniel Pipes, is that the neighborhoods were dangerous for government representatives, particularly the police:

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Build The Wall, Deport Them All

 

The Washington Post reports: President Trump plans to sign executive orders Wednesday enabling construction of his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and targeting cities where local leaders refuse to hand over illegal immigrants for deportation, according to White House officials familiar with the decisions. More

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