Do you remember that during the Trump Administration, Congress allocated $5 billion earmarked “specifically” for building the border wall? Biden arbitrarily stopped the spending on the wall. His doing so is a violation of Constitutional law!
The United States Congress is the ONLY entity in government that can instigate or terminate government spending in any area. And Congress had NOTHING to do with Biden’s “pulling the plug” on using taxpayer dollars allocated in law to do just that.
Do you have any idea what Biden’s doing so looks like? Forget about the obvious gaps in the wall and the nearly 2 million illegals who have flooded illegally across the border. Forget about the fact that NO testing for COVID-19 is the policy for Custom and Border Patrol or ICE. Forget about Biden surreptitiously during the darkness of light transferring thousands of illegals across the nation to towns and cities without even notifying local authorities!
Maybe YOU can somehow legitimize this administration doing so in the name of giving mercy to all those who are desperate to escape egregious circumstances in their home countries and are therefore making the trek across Central America and Mexico to get here. But there is NO WAY Americans can forget about this:
Let’s face it: this President does NOT feel any sense of obligation to fulfill his oath of office: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Only by ignoring the “protect and defend the Constitution of the United States” phrase of his oath or believing that does NOT include using the Executive Branch’s unilateral powers to enforce the laws of the United States can anyone interpret that it is OK for this President — ANY President — to determine unilaterally it is somehow OK to ignore some laws while picking and choosing the ones to enforce.
I’ll take it one step further: “No one is above the laws of the United States — ESPECIALLY any U.S. President.”
Who said that? Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Chuck Schumer along with every news commentator on CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, and writers and editors of EVERY national newspaper. But Donald Trump was President then!
Is it OK for Joe Biden to ignore the fact that, in law, Congress passed funding for the construction of the southern border wall?
Was it OK for Barack Obama to instruct his Attorney General — Eric Holder — to cease prosecuting under federal law those who violated those laws with illegal possession of drugs?
Neither is OK! And any President doing so is committing impeachable offenses….period.
Oh: Biden in doing this is allowing millions of illegals that we know NOTHING about to flood across our border and then to flood across our country!
That “Rule of Law” thing that, even Biden, studied and knew when he received his law degree.
But I forgot: Joe Biden probably does not remember that part of his law class!
Yes, that seems a bit extreme. But that title is certainly not clickbait. After all, I doubt a single American is not aware of the border crisis that has quickly escalated in the wake of President Biden’s “invitation” for Haitians to “come on over.” And the state of Texas is paying a massive price with very little — and sometimes zero — support from the Biden Administration. In fact, every measure the leaders of Texas implement to protect its citizens, businesses, and infrastructure the Biden DOJ goes to court to fight. It’s as if the President hates Texans and wants to punish the entire state for resisting his blatant suborning of federal immigration laws.
I thought his oath of office contained his promise to “preserve and protect…”
No one can fault the thousands of Haitians that are pouring into Texas for wanting to get here. In fact, no one can fault anyone from any other country who prefers to live in the U.S. over their home country. Regarding Haiti, what were horrible conditions before the most recent earthquake skyrocketed with a second earthquake. The island country was in horrendous condition from an earthquake ten years ago only to have another one rock the nation a few weeks ago.
I was shocked, however, when the major broadcast networks carried full coverage of the southern border crisis centered on Texas now because they’ve virtually ignored it almost entirely until the Haitian angle popped up. When I puzzled through the situation looking for an answer, the only one I could give credence to was that they smell a sensational story that will give THEM clickbait for days to come when it did not do that before.
In case you didn’t know, each of these network television operations bases every decision regarding news content on how it will impact viewers and how will each story draw in viewers. Everyday Central Americans and Mexicans flooding the border and overwhelming Customs agents wasn’t impactful to their audiences sufficient to make significant differences in viewership numbers. But add an earthquake-shaking Haiti in the story with hundreds of thousands of displaced black people and the southern border is certainly newsworthy.
The crush of Haitian migrants at the U.S. border pressured the TV networks to showcase the dramatic wave of illegal migrants who are accepting President Joe Biden’s loose border hospitality.
“All three evening newscasts ran full stories on the border crisis tonight, something that hasn’t happened in months,” media expert Rich Noyes stated on Friday, September 17.
“All portrayed the situation as extremely dire, but only NBC included any suggestion that the Biden administration was responsible,” said Noyes, who is the research director at the Media Research Center.
The TV networks are important because they are watched by roughly 22 million likely swing-voters who usually ignore the intensive political coverage on Fox News and MSNBC. So their display of Biden’s border chaos can push many voters towards vote-shifting “strong disapproval” of Biden’s wage-cutting, rent-spiking migration.
“The images are stunning,” said NBC’s on-scene reporter Morgan Chesky, who then introduced local Mayor Bruno Lozano. “This is setting the nuclear bomb alarm that this is no longer sustainable,” Lozano said in the two-minute segment.
ABC World News Tonight ran a segment lasting almost two minutes, in which their on-scene reporter, Marcus Moore, showed the migrant crowd. Moore also presented Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX), who told the viewers, “This is as bad as I’ve ever seen it.”
Anchor Norah O’Donnell told millions of views watching her CBS show, “Well, tonight a humanitarian crisis at the southern border is growing worse by the hour. Thousands of migrants have waded across the Rio Grande, and in just a few days their numbers are grown sixfold — that’s right,” she said in a segment that lasted two minutes:
The sudden glare was a huge reversal from August when the three networks offered just 6 minutes, 28 seconds of immigration coverage as a record number of migrants flooded through Biden’s border.
On Saturday morning, after the networks revealed the border chaos, the administration rolled out a plan to block further migration. The plan promises to fly many of the Haitian migrants back to the countries they were living in before they walked across the U.S. border.
The quick-reaction turnaround on the policy comes long after Biden’s officials allowed at least 800,000 people through the border, legal and illegally, since January. In July and August, for example, 230,000 migrants were invited over the border by Alejandro Mayorkas, Biden’s pro-migration chief of the Department of Homeland Security.
Since March, the pro-amnesty groups have worked with government officials to minimize the TV networks’ coverage of the massive inflow of migrants through Biden’s borders. Numerous officials and activists have promised voters “a humane, orderly and safe immigration system” — even as they quietly opened numerous doors along the border to admit roughly two million legal and illegal immigrants during 2021.
The huge inflow is unpopular and will deliver about one legal immigrant or illegal migrant for every two Americans born during the year.
The poll-tested message — “a humane, orderly, and safe immigration system” — is intended to muffle possible opposition from the millions of voting Americans who now give Biden’s migration policies a vague “somewhat” level of approval or disapproval.
But the new flood of Haitian migrants into the United States threatens to flip those “somewhat” voters into the “strong disapproval” category.
Voters with “strong” opinions on an issue are far more likely to change how they vote.
Despite the P.R. tactics set by Biden’s allies and deputies, public opinion shifted 17 points against Biden from April to August.
An August 28-30 poll of 1,997 registered voters shows Biden’s immigration record with 55 percent opposition and just 36 percent support. In April, a similar poll showed that Biden had 45 percent opposition and 43 percent support on immigration.
The September data also shows that only eight percent of swing-voting, TV-watching independents still strongly support Biden’s immigration policies. Forty percent of independents strongly oppose those policies, 19 percent “somewhat” oppose his policies, and 14 percent have no opinion.
Many polls show that labor migration is deeply unpopular because it damages ordinary Americans’ career opportunities, cuts their wages, and raises their rents. Migration also curbs their productivity, shrinks their political clout, widens regional wealth gaps, and wrecks their democratic, compromise-promoting civic culture.
I don’t want to marginalize anyone who is seeking a better life for themselves and their families. Devastation as has been experienced in numerous third-world nations is something with which I cannot identify. So it’s impossible (and extremely unfair) for anyone who lives in the U.S. to say they understand — we don’t.
But what IS justified for Americans to feel is the disgust and anger that results from the incessant trampling of federal and state laws by this White House and numerous other government officials! Yet Joe Biden — and especially his Secretary of Homeland Security — daily with their unlawful actions regarding most of U.S. immigration laws.
And they are NOT held accountable.
What is our government going to do about this? Will Congress step up to stop this horror from creating a new crisis for our nation? Geez…we have COVID-19, massive inflation at a level not seen in decades, a thousand or more Americans caught behind enemy lines in Afghanistan, and forget about OUR money — we’ve run out of spending BORROWED MONEY!
And then there’s our southern border.
What is the root of all this? Don’t you think there’s some underlying objective or goal or plan which ties all these egregious Biden actions together?
Let me remind you of one thing we’ve continuously pointed you to regarding watching and listening to politicians. When a politician is screaming about something, waving an arm, sometimes with something in the hand for all to watch, almost always what’s “real” regarding the topic of the screams is really in the other hand out of sight behind the back.
What might Joe be hiding behind his back?
There are so many options from which to choose. Let’s do this: Tomorrow our story will detail one such option that Joe has hinted about throughout most of his career in D.C. — especially while serving as Vice President. And many other Democrats and leftists have promoted the same things.
Just keep watching the news. Watch and listen. Then “CONFIRM” everything!
The crisis at our border is not only still pressing onward, it’s intensifying and widening. Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants are desperate to find ways to enter the nation. Our southern border was the first and most obvious place to target for illicit entry to the U.S. Then, this administration unveiled a “new” way to bring more immigrants in: from Afghanistan. The common thread is one President Biden wants us to overlook: we don’t know who these people are!
We are certain some of these Afghan people have terrorist backgrounds and are coming with evil intentions. There’s no way to investigate their histories thoroughly. Think about it: do you think THIS Afghan government — the Taliban — would give the U.S. State Department information on these Afghanis who fled from Afghanistan? That’s even if there was such a database in their country!
We watched for years as our government struggled to learn the backgrounds of those coming to our southern border. Yet they still came…and got in…and are still coming…and STILL getting in.
Biden and his media minions want us all to believe that the President has it all under control. They want you to believe there’s “no there there.”
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Last week we took an inside look into the flood of illegals down south that had tied the hands of local and state law enforcement agencies — specifically in Texas. That story was Part One of this “look-see.” We need to go back to south Texas to look further.
Who would be better to give us the REAL facts with no political spin than the active local law enforcement agents AT the border? There are plenty of those in Texas. And there are many of those deputies and their bosses devised and implemented a plan to protect innocent young Americans. Let’s go back to Kinney County, where we began this in Part One. Here’s Part Two of that story.
Kinney County kicked off its call for help on April 21 by declaring a state of disaster in the county. Other counties followed, and a slew of community meetings throughout the state attracted hundreds of irate residents. In a weather-related disaster, the state’s version of FEMA, the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM), kicks in with assistance. “We’ll have a hail storm, and TDEM is on the phone immediately, asking if we need anything,” Goliad County judge Mike Bennett said. But he said he didn’t hear from the agency after his county declared a disaster over the border crisis on April 21.
Gov. Greg Abbott has issued several executive orders meant to disburse assistance for local border regions. Still, counties such as Kinney have found it difficult to access help, including TDEM’s resources and the $1 billion the state allocated to border security in the last legislative session.
Meanwhile, the border crisis has been eating up local resources.
The sheriff’s deputies spend a majority of their time on callouts related to illegal aliens. EMS Director Henry Garcia said 50 percent of calls in June were illegal alien-related. He said he’s worried residents won’t get the help they need in an emergency since the county has just one ambulance crew available at any given time and volunteers run the fire department. Frustrated with the absence of federal help and slow state response, county leadership began talks with Garrison Trading, a private security contracting company that has worked in Iraq and Afghanistan. “If y’all are good enough for the U.S. military, you’re good enough for Texans,” Smith, the county attorney, said during the Kinney County Commissioners meeting in July. But, legally, it’s a “patchwork of statutes” to work through, he said.
Rex Morford, president of the Colorado-based company, told the commissioners that his team is getting the required state licenses and insurances to operate in Texas. The licenses were subsequently approved at the beginning of August, pending insurance review.
“Our primary focus is to support you—we’re not here to take over. This is not Iraq. This is not Afghanistan. This is America,” Morford said during the commissioner’s meeting. “What we’d like to do is start shutting down avenues along the border. You’ve got multiple lanes of approach. We can help shut those down.”
The sheriffs from Uvalde and Val Verde counties also attended the meeting and judges from Edwards and Jeff Davis counties. The response from state officials has been tepid, and a TDEM official told county leaders that a lot of what Garrison could help with is being tackled by the state.
“A lot of the things you describe are already ongoing in Texas,” said Tony Pena, assistant chief for TDEM, during a Zoom conference. “A lot of these things are already being addressed. I’m not trying to be negative here.”
TDEM officials told meeting participants that they had to submit a State of Texas assistance request (STAR) form to access resources. It was the first time Kinney County officials had ever heard of a STAR request; same with the Edwards and Jeff Davis counties judges who were also on the call.
Jail space has been one of the most critical bottlenecks, and the county considered using Garrison to build and staff a temporary facility. At the same time, the state looked at using Brackettville’s Civic Center as a temporary jail facility, but the county commissioners ruled that out as it’s smack in the middle of town. Instead, they offered the use of 60 acres adjacent to the county detention center. Brandon Wood, head of the Texas Jail Commission, joined the July 12 commissioner’s meeting by phone and suggested that the county work through TDEM set up temporary jail space. “We need to know what y’all need … and what you’re trying to do down there,” Wood said. Smith said, “We’ve been trying to get TDEM to help us since April.”
Since then, Kinney County’s jail issues have been relieved somewhat. DPS erected a temporary jail facility in neighboring Val Verde County, holding 96 inmates, and the Briscoe Unit is up and running. But neither facility accepts felons, which means drivers charged with smuggling illegal aliens are more often than not being released, pending charges. Illegal alien drivers often aren’t charged and are just handed to Border Patrol to deport.
The high price tag for any extra security measures not being met by TDEM means a potential push for private donations; the Kinney County Commissioners Court on Aug. 2 approved the set-up of a bank account that will accept border security donations. A public web portal has yet to be launched. Even if they can access TDEM funding, counties often have to bear the upfront costs in many cases, and the small counties don’t have bags of spare operating capital laying around.
Edwards County Judge Souli Shanklin said he’s still waiting for TDEM to reimburse his county for a 2018 flood.
“Of the $1 million they owe, I’ve got $146,000 reimbursed,” he told The Epoch Times on July 7. “How much operating capital do you have to pay these guys? I don’t have very damn much. We can’t afford to pay these gentlemen.”
Coe said getting Garrison in could be a “huge game-changer” for the state. “Let Kinney County be the model. Let them see what can be done when we put our mind to it. Instead of rolling over playing dead, let’s be proactive,” he told a reporter.
“Either way, it’s going to cost us money — whether they get over here and live for the rest of their lives on welfare and Medicaid and everything else—or we stop them here.”
Coe said the inner cities, including Austin and Dallas, have issues with drugs and violence from the border. “So if we stop it here, we save them up there.”
Kinney County is finalizing a letter of intent to provide to Garrison, but it’s nonbinding and contingent on funding. County Judge Tully Shahan wants to move ahead but is nervous about liability.
“Kinney County is going to be sticking its neck out big-time to hire private contractors,” Shahan said at an Aug. 2 meeting.
“We’ve got to cross that hurdle somehow,” he told representatives of Garrison.
Shahan said he’d feel “more protected liability-wise” if the state Department of Public Safety was involved. Still, the county has been “waiting on the governor’s office” to get more resources and “hasn’t received any help yet,” so they’re moving in the direction of the private contractors.
“State officials need to realize that this crisis has surpassed that of a law enforcement issue,” Smith told The Epoch Times on Aug. 9. “The solution will have to include aspects of a military operation and the manpower that entails.”
Smith said he’s not averse to militias coming in if need be.
“If it weren’t for militias, we wouldn’t have a country today. The militias were what originally freed us from the British crown. Militias were what freed Texas from the Mexican government,” he said. “Militias have a bad rap. But I think, by and large, they’re formed by the people, by the citizens, and they volunteer to help governments and their own citizens in times of trouble.”
Meanwhile, Sheriff Coe has asked the state to give him 42 National Guard troops. He wants to set them up in key locations in the county as listening post-observation post personnel to report anything they see or hear.
“Not only along the river but some places interior, where I know they [illegal aliens] are walking through. And that gives us a better feel of what’s going on,” Coe told The Epoch Times on Aug. 10. “But I don’t think I’m going to get them.”
He said it’s unlikely the state will cede control of the National Guard troops but that DPS is getting more of them deployed throughout the region.
“We’ll give it some time. We’ll see what happens,” Coe said.
On July 27, Abbott issued an executive order for the Texas National Guard to assist DPS in arresting illegal aliens on state charges, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.
State troopers have started delivering vanloads of illegal aliens to the Kinney County Sheriff’s Office to be charged with criminal trespass after picking them up off ranches. In the last two weeks, more than 170 charges have been filed.
“DPS has been working hard on conducting more ground operations on the ranches in Kinney County … where probably 80 percent of the illegal trafficking is occurring,” Smith said.
“They’re having some success in their arrests but are very limited in the manpower they can deploy on the ground.”
Although the state is doing more and Coe is getting direct help from Galveston deputies, Smith is confident they’ll also employ Garrison in some form.
Using a more obscure approach but with potential major results, Kinney County, Uvalde County, and the city of Uvalde have joined forces to create a subregional planning commission under Section 391 of the Texas code. It’s a statute unique to Texas that gives small regions the teeth to direct coordination with state agencies and their resources.
It sounds academic, but the first major win for a 391 commission was a David and Goliath affair that stopped constructing the Trans-Texas Corridor—a superhighway and related ecosystem that connected Chinese-run ports in Mexico to Canada. It was also known as the NAFTA Superhighway.
American Stewards of Liberty, a nonprofit organization, was instrumental in the 2009 win against the superhighway. The organization’s chief executive and executive director are husband and wife duo Dan and Margaret Byfield. The Byfields are helping Kinney and Uvalde navigate their new commission, which was officially formed on Aug. 2 and named the Texas Border Subregional Planning Commission.
The commission will use the overriding provision in the statute that allows regions to “join and cooperate to improve the health, safety, and general welfare of their residents.”
Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin, the commission chairman, said he thinks it’ll be “invaluable” because “small rural counties … get neglected.”
“I think it’s got the potential to be really effective because you can actually hold a state agency accountable, and we don’t have to go to Austin. They’ve got to come to us. They’ve got to talk to us,” McLaughlin told The Epoch Times on Aug. 9.
Uvalde has been beleaguered all year by a huge increase in illegal alien smuggling, vehicle pursuits, and bailouts—which is when a vehicle stops and the illegal aliens jump out and scatter to avoid capture.
“We had car chases Friday, we had car chases Saturday, we had car chases Sunday—and bailouts in the community,” McLaughlin said. He’s so fed up, and he’s ready to shut down Highway 90 to force attention to the issue.
McLaughlin said the extra Texas state troopers deployed to Uvalde have been a “tremendous help.”
“I can only imagine the number of chases and the number of bailouts we’d have had in our community without the DPS. That number would probably be triple or quadruple. So I’m very thankful,” he said.
As with Kinney County, though, jail space in Uvalde is perpetually at capacity.
McLaughlin wants to use the commission to cut through the red tape with TDEM, with the jail standards commission, and with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
“You have the governor’s office saying that TDEM is going to help you, and the jail standard commission is waiving things, and TCOLE is going to make it easier for you to bring [retired law enforcement] people back. And that’s not the case right now,” he said.
“I’m almost of the mindset that it’s time to call for a state militia. Because law enforcement is overwhelmed, the federal government’s doing nothing, and so it’s going to be up to us to take care of our state and take care of our citizens.”
Margaret Byfield said although the issues and agencies are different from the superhighway, the 391 commission should work similarly.
“The scenario is very similar here, where the local governments know exactly what they need to secure the border. And the state, which has the responsibility to do that, is not providing them those resources,” she said.
“So it’s a little bit different, but in a lot of ways, it still is the same problem and can still get resolved through the same process.”
She said the counties should also be able to access TDEM funding they need upfront, allowing for the use of private security contractors without relying on donations.
The next step for the commission is to formulate and prioritize its needs and then contact the relevant agency decision-makers to meet.
Kinney County leadership is united in trying to implement solutions to what they’ve declared is an emergency, but they’re frustrated by the glacial pace it’s all unfolding.
Hunting season looms, and ranchers and residents provide daily evidence that groups of illegal aliens are traversing the county unvetted and unchecked.
And while the different levels of government go through their machinations, many residents of Kinney County remain armed and frustrated.
Have you wondered on what authority the Biden Administration continues to not just “allow” illegal immigrants entry into the country but also to “promote” their coming? One thing that is missing in the media reporting about this is that these illegals coming break at least one law. And the promotion of these illegal actions is also illegal — even IF it is our federal government!
What remains to be determined is if and who will be held responsible for this lawlessness. It certainly lies at the feet of this President. After all, he could stop it with one phone call.
Will corrupt Democrats in power ever be held accountable for their suborning this illegality?
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The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the subsequent horrors have dominated the news for the past month. You DID know that the Biden Administration has completely resolved the humanitarian crisis at the Southern Border while the Taliban took over the nation of Afghanistan? Wait: you didn’t know that happened? It MUST have happened. Otherwise, the Media would still be full of those horror stories about the conditions, the inequities, and the mass of humanity that daily 24/7 flood our southern border to find a new home in the U.S. Don’t forget: Border Patrol and ICE agents are evil for even considering not allowing these needy Central Americans an opportunity to better their own lives and those of their children in this “new” country. They deserve that!
The Biden folks certainly have NOT solved our crisis at the southern border. They just added one more travesty to the “U.S. crisis list:” Afghanistan.
The crisis at our border is not only still pressing onward, it’s intensifying and widening. Just as many illegals, if not more, are desperate to find ways to enter the nation. Biden and his media minions want us all to believe that the President has it all under control. They want you to believe there’s “no there there.”
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Who would be better to give us the REAL facts with no political spin than the active local law enforcement agents AT the border? There are plenty of those in Texas. And there are many of those deputies and their bosses who devised and implemented a plan to protect innocent young Americans.
Let’s meet a few.
Kinney County, Texas, Deputy Danny Molinar stopped a vehicle containing three illegal aliens on July 24. The U.S. citizen driver and his vehicle were based out of Dallas. He was charged with smuggling and released—the local jail is full. The three illegal aliens, all from Mexico, were turned over to Border Patrol. Four days later, Molinar stopped a vehicle based out of Austin. In it, he found the same three illegal aliens wearing the same clothing. Another U.S. driver was released pending charges. His arrest warrant and around 126 others will sit on the sheriff’s desk until space opens up in his 14-bed jail.
One of the illegal immigrants being smuggled told Molinar that she was going to keep trying “until she got through.” Once again, she was handed over to Border Patrol.
With limited to zero consequences, illegal aliens have no reason to give up and go home—they know they’ll get through eventually. Most law enforcement officers in the region have similar stories. Officials in Kinney County have long given up on federal help. While the state is providing some assistance, they find it difficult to access and have started looking elsewhere to solve their border security issues. “I think we’re on our own here,” Kinney County Sheriff Brad Coe said.
The county is considering hiring private security contractors who have worked in Iraq and Afghanistan to address the thousands of illegal aliens on the ranchlands. Coe has started charging illegal aliens with trespassing, evading on foot, and child endangerment. He’s also ready to personally drop illegal immigrants off halfway along the international bridge in Del Rio if he finds out they’re not being deported.
After hearing how overwhelmed Coe’s stable of six full-time deputies are, Galveston Sheriff Henry Trochesset is sent four deputies on Aug. 18 to bolster the team. Galveston Constable Jimmy Fullen hit the ground on Aug. 16 in Kinney County.
County Attorney Brent Smith is pushing for the state to approve the use of Florida deputies from sheriffs who are willing to help. Florida’s Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey stated that he’s ready to help however he can, including sending a deputy or two if the state approves.
Coe and several other Texas sheriffs and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration on July 1 for its “unlawful and unconstitutional” requirements regarding the arrest and deportation of illegal aliens. And, along with the city and county of Uvalde, Kinney County has set up a subregional planning commission to help force the relevant state agencies to the table.
The 3,600 residents of Kinney County, Texas, aren’t exactly novices to the side effects of border surges, but the current influx is beyond anything many have experienced. Although the county—1,360 square miles—only shares 16 miles of international border with Mexico, it’s on a direct smuggling route from the border cities of Del Rio and Eagle Pass to San Antonio and beyond. With its extensive ranchlands, the county has become a thoroughfare for illegal immigrants who don’t want to be caught.
In July, almost 10,000 illegal aliens evaded Border Patrol in the Del Rio Sector. It’s impossible to estimate the number that went undetected and got away. Border Patrol agents are constantly being pulled off the border and into processing centers as the numbers surge.
The local Border Patrol highway checkpoint is in neighboring Uvalde, 60 miles beyond the border, and a web of small county roads leads around it.
The extra presence of Texas state troopers surged to the area has recently slowed the vehicle smuggling apprehensions in Kinney from a daily occurrence to several a week. In contrast, more illegal aliens have taken to walking through the ranches.
The sheriff’s weekly incident reports are full of calls regarding break-ins, burglaries, and smuggling encounters. On May 25, law enforcement stopped a U.S. citizen driving a vehicle with seven illegal alien Guatemalans on board, including two crammed in the trunk. On July 21, local and state law enforcement stopped a stolen pickup truck out of Houston. The driver and passenger were both illegal aliens from Honduras. On July 30, part-time Kinney County Deputy Mike McCourt stopped a vehicle that contained five illegal aliens, a stolen rifle, and $8,000 in cash.
The sheer volume of foot traffic is evident in the number of dead bodies that the sheriff has recently counted. In the past two and a half months, eight bodies have been found, mostly on ranches. Coe said the average for Kinney County is about one per year. Hunters will likely find more as the season opens this fall and the heat continues to take its toll.
Local rancher, Cole Hill’s property is situated on an illegal alien thoroughfare that flanks the Border Patrol checkpoint. He’s dealt with illegal aliens traversing his land for years, but only around 25 people a year, and sometimes months would go by with no activity. That changed on Jan. 20 this year, when his dog alerted him to a man on the front porch dressed head-to-toe in camouflage clothing.
“That was just kind of the beginning of this giant snowball that’s occurring,” Hill said. Encounters with illegal aliens—mostly men in groups—is now an almost daily occurrence, and he’s fed up.
“Sure, there’s probably some good apples in there as well. But I don’t think the good apples are 35 miles off the river trying to evade every law enforcement they can as aggressively as they are,” he said.
On July 30, he saw at least three illegal aliens at his ranch worker’s house and called Border Patrol and the local sheriff’s office. Border Patrol was on scene first, but the illegal aliens had wired the gate shut and escaped on foot before the patrol truck got through. The aliens had broken into the house, stolen food, and destroyed the ignition in Hill’s truck while trying to steal it. Hours later, they were apprehended on the ranch across Highway 90, and their footprints were matched to those on Hill’s ranch. They’re currently detained in the Briscoe Unit in Dilley, pending charges brought by the Texas Department of Safety (DPS), Coe said.
The state has repurposed the Briscoe Unit to detain almost 1,000 illegal aliens waiting for their court cases and serving their sentences.
Coe, a Border Patrol agent for 31 years before becoming sheriff, said he’s never seen illegal aliens intentionally destroying property like they have been this year.
“We’ve always had a fence cut here, a fence cut there because they’re hauling dope or small kids or something,” he said. “But we’ve never seen the intentional big four-by-four holes in the fence, or now, a 10-foot section just cut completely out. That’s really starting to bother me.”
County leaders are nervous about the approaching hunting season, but it’s a boon for local businesses, and after a pandemic-riddled year in 2020, they need the income. The county’s population is set to double during the hunting season, and it’s inevitable that hunters, with their high-powered rifles, will come face-to-face with illegal aliens walking through the ranches. So far, though, the only gunshot injury recorded was when an illegal alien accidentally shot another while they were stealing firearms from a ranch.
Yep: it’s still a violation of federal law to enter the U.S. without permission to do so from the United States. The message is simple: “If you’re undocumented, you MUST prove you have the authorization to enter the country.” Short of a to-be-immediately filed asylum claim, that person is IN the United States illegally. And a multitude of federal immigration laws contain penalties for doing so.
There is an answer — a way to stop this: enforce the rule of law. And do so impartially. Without enforcement, why even have laws?
Doesn’t that sound simple to implement to stop the hundreds of thousands of illegals crossing the border? Is that something we should NOT do?
The correct answer does NOT depend on your political perspective on immigration. Federal laws are ALL crafted by the People’s representatives: members of Congress. No one in the nation has the right to thumb a nose at any law, or to pressure anyone to ignore laws. We MUST demand strict adherence to these laws. We have authorities throughout this administration who encourage illegals to ignore immigration laws. Doing so borders on Treason!
The only way to stop illegal immigration is to demand 100% enforcement of ALL federal laws. And every member of the Biden Administration and every member of the U.S. Congress swore an oath to “protect and defend the Constitution of the U.S.”
In some cases, it’s not a long trip to connect the dots from ignoring illegal crossings to an appropriate charge of treason. That may seem a bit harsh. But so are the actions of many illegals allowed into the U.S. by Biden’s Homeland Security team with little or NO knowledge about these who is coming into our nation.
Do you remember the House prosecutors in the first Trump impeachment? Do you remember they each over and over exclaimed loudly when they attacked Donald Trump, “Who’s above the law? NO ONE. Especially not the President of the United States.”
Americans need to loudly and consistently demand our elected leaders ditch the illegal alien open-doors policy and do the right thing.
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Without question, the most asked question about this administration’s actions during its first six months is this: “What is the purpose for the unfettered waving-in of illegals across our southern border?” When you add the fact that approximately 1 million have shown up at the border — that we know about — to the OTHER fact that there is NO COVID-19 testing of these illegals by the Biden folks, PLUS the news that most of these illegals are ferried in the dark of night to towns and cities around the country and summarily released, what the heck is President Biden thinking?
I get stuck on the very first and most important factor in this process: They’re coming to our nation illegally! And the Biden Administration is encouraging it.
All persons residing in the U.S. are supposed to fall into three categories: a U.S. citizen, those with a Green Card permanent resident status, or temporary inhabitants with Visitor or Student Visas.
The Biden folks radically promote that there are 10-12 million illegal residents. Using a more sophisticated methodology, professors from MIT and Yale estimated in September 2018 that as many as 22.1 million undocumented aliens could be in the U.S. They came to three conclusions: 10-12 million is no longer viable. Immigration experts say there are at least 16 million illegals here, and more likely that number is over 20 million. One thing is for certain, we do not know who they are or where they reside.
A nation that cannot secure its borders against drug traffic, criminals, gangs, human trafficking, and illegal aliens has a serious national security problem. There’s that old border adage: “A nation without borders is NOT a nation.”
President Trump worked on this issue and managed to bring it under reasonable control. But the Democrats promised to reverse all of those gains. Why? Democrats see illegal aliens in general and Hispanics in particular as a valuable voting bloc.
In a press briefing at the end of his presidency, President Trump outlined 42 things Biden will do if elected. Nineteen of them had to do with immigration:
Abolish immigration detention.
Stop all deportation.
End prosecution of illegal border crossers.
Support the deadly sanctuary cities.
Incentivize illegal alien child smuggling.
Expand asylum for all new illegal aliens.
Cancel all asylum cooperation agreements with Honduras, Guatemala, with El Salvador.
Taxpayer-funded lawyers will be given to all illegal aliens.
Abolish immigration enforcement against illegal workers.
Restore Catch and Release policies for illegals.
Grant work permits for illegal aliens.
Provide taxpayer subsidies and welfare for illegal aliens and new immigrants.
Federal Student Aid and free community college for illegal aliens.
Sign new immigrants up for welfare immediately.
End requirement for immigrants’ self-sufficiency and maximize their welfare.
End all travel bans, including from jihadist regions.
Grant mass amnesty.
Vastly expand low-skilled immigration to the United States.
Increase refugee admissions by 700 percent.
The fact-checkers — Democrats and mainstream media — went crazy, saying nothing in Biden’s platform said he would take those actions. The truth is now obvious: though it appeared Biden as president would not open the illegal floodgates at the southern border, leaders in the Democrat Party quickly changed that. Already a million illegals have been apprehended at the border. Just imagine how many slipped in.
For decades the Democrat Party has been synonymous with “Identity Politics,” particularly Black American voters. For a decade or so, Democrats have seen the illegal alien Hispanic community as a new political identity target. In 2016 Hillary Clinton ran on a platform promoting “a pathway to citizenship.”
Trump’s 2016 victory was a huge setback for the Democrats’ plans for two reasons. Immigration reform was an over-arching issue in Trump’s campaign, and it was the exact opposite of what the Democrats intended to do. Secondly, Trump not only campaigned on stopping the continuous flow of illegal immigrants, drugs, criminals, terrorists, and human trafficking, he immediately set out to fix it.
Biden’s 14-page campaign platform on immigration was littered with soft language and propaganda. For example: “Biden will move immediately to ensure that the U.S. meets its responsibilities as a nation of immigrants.” He said he would “End prolonged detention.” That is code for catch-and-release, which was the Obama/Biden centerpiece and the reason we now have over 20 million illegals. Then there is, “End the mismanagement of the asylum system.” More catch-and-release. “Welcome immigrants to our communities.” That is to say, “Amnesty for All.” The one thing his website did NOT say was how he would reduce illegal immigration. Six months into his presidency, we now know why: he had NO intention to stop it!
Let’s be clear about what is happening with Biden on immigration. As pointed out, there is soft language in his printed platform, and then there are the direct answers to questions during rare occasions when the media are questioning him.
During the Democrat primaries, there was open dialogue concerning “Support for eliminating criminal penalties for entering the country illegally.” That Democrat Party position is a euphemism for open borders. Why don’t they just come clean and say, “We Democrats are for open borders?”
During a recent interview, Biden was asked if he would introduce immigration reform legalizing millions of undocumented immigrants promptly after assuming office. “I already have the bill,” Biden said. And, he continued, “I will get it done in the first week.” There it is, amnesty, pure and simple. In that interview, Biden went on to say, “illegal immigrants should have access to the same health benefits everyone else has.” Biden missed his promised date for that bill. But there’s plenty of time for it IF Democrats can maintain control of Congress.
From fiscal years 2017 to 2019, Homeland Security reports that ICE agents arrested and eventually deported around 205,000 convicted criminals and about 36,000 immigrants with pending criminal charges. Over that same period, ICE deported around 17,000 known or suspected gang members and 145 known or suspected terrorists. Biden promised to “limit ICAE’s ability to deport criminals.” He certainly has kept that promise.
Doing the math on the 258,000 deportees cited above, over a 24-month period, would be the average deportation of 353 nasty folks a day. So, when Biden emphatically declared he “Would not deport a single soul in his first 100 days in office,” that’s about 35,000 criminals that are still in our neighborhoods but shouldn’t be.
What is the intellectual point about opening our border wide open? Was it a Biden signal that deportations may be eliminated? Given that he has reversed every gain made during the Trump presidency, that “open border” possibility seems to be a valid happening.
“Amnesty-for-all” is not only a slap in the face to the millions of upstanding citizens who worked through the immigration system legally, but the long-term ramifications of amnesty-for-all are unthinkable. Once amnesty-for-all is initiated, that precedent becomes a powerful force.
Democrats know that government change in a dramatic fashion seldom occurs. If Biden successfully implements “Amnesty-for-All,” it is highly likely that amnesty-for-all will become the norm in the future every time Democrats control the government.
There are about 47 million Hispanic citizens in the U.S. plus another 20 million illegals. Politically, this is the holy grail for the Democrats. Democrats foresee a dynasty in power for years to come to get a stronghold in this Hispanic identity group. The complete revamp of the immigration system in the nineteen immigration initiatives outlined above by President Trump will certainly do just that.
It’s impossible not to take a swipe at Speaker Pelosi. How many dozens of times did she lecture during the Trump Administration, saying, “No one is above the law.” I’m suggesting she needs to modify that as follows: “No one is above the law except the millions of illegal aliens living among us.”
How Do Americans Feel About Biden’s Border “Crisis?”
On no other issue has President Biden lost the country’s faith as quickly and thoroughly as immigration, where Americans tell pollsters they not only find his strategy lacking, but they actually yearn for a return to the Trump days.
A series of polls show the public sides with security experts, border-region law enforcement, and Border Patrol agents who say what’s going on at the border is a crisis. Biden’s ditching of Trump policies fostered it.
In an Economist/YouGov poll taken in late June, just 16% sided with Biden in rejecting the “crisis” label, including just 27% of self-identified Democrats. And of those who called the situation a crisis, a strong majority saw it as an immigration, security, or crime crisis, rejecting the Biden administration’s attempt to portray it as a humanitarian situation.
Most striking was a Harvard CAPS-Harris poll, also from late June, that found most voters think former President Donald Trump’s policies should have been left “in place,” and the two-thirds of voters who said Biden’s executive actions had encouraged illegal immigration.
“People are basically saying they’re not with the president on immigration,” said Alfonso Aguilar, who ran the Office of Citizenship in the Bush administration and now runs the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles. “They’ve seen there’s a major shift with immigration policy with this administration and the Democratic Congress, and they don’t like what they see.”
Immigration support is dismal. A Morning Consult/Politico survey late last month found 40% approval of his handling of that issue, compared to 48% disapproval.
Whatever President Biden’s stumbles at the border, it does not appear to have the fundamental dynamic of a country increasingly more open to immigration and leniency for those already in the country without permission.
The Economist/YouGov poll found 72% still ascribe to the sentiment that the U.S. is “a nation of immigrants,” with just 15% disagreeing. Surprisingly, the most resistant to the idea were younger adults, ages 18-29, where just 54% agreed with the sentiment.
Polling has long shown the public wants better border security.
A Harvard-Harris poll taken in September, amid the presidential campaign, found about three-fourths of those surveyed wanted to see the border tightened and wanted to see undocumented immigrants who commit crimes deported.
Another striking feature of the Harvard poll is that Biden fares even worse when Trump’s name is taken out of the equation.
When asked whether the president should revert to Trump’s policies, 55% agreed. But when asked whether Biden should adopt “stricter policies” — without Trump’s name attached — support leaped to 64%.
In Texas, which is bearing the brunt of the border surge, a University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll last month found just 27% approved of President Biden’s handling of immigration and the border.
Among Hispanic people, a key demographic group whom Biden hopes to woo with his policies, his support was underwater, with 34% approval to 47% disapproval — a net negative of 13 percentage points.
Those in this Administration constantly repeat the story that the reason for allowing large numbers of illegals into our nation is because of horrendous economic problems in their home countries. That might have sold at one point. But Border Patrol agents reported that those apprehended sneaking into our country originate in 61 different countries worldwide! So much for “helping” those Northern Triangle aliens.
It’s all about power, folks: the unfettered power to flood the nation with “future” Democrat Party voters. That’s the only logical explanation.
That won’t fly with most Americans. Biden and his fellow Democrats have sold out to that “idea.” I wonder if he’s willing to “fall on his sword” to protect that concept.
To most Americans, whatever the underlying purposes for allowing the thousands of illegals to cross the border daily, there is NO justification for its continuance. And these Americans get stuck when considering it’s blatant disregard for federal immigration laws.
President Joe Biden’s deputies congratulate themselves for delivering foreign migrants into Americans’ workplaces, communities, and society without approval from Congress or debate with the worried voters.
“We’re increasing and improving legal migration,” Tyler Moran, a White House official, told the Washington Post. “We have put in place many policies creating legal pathways to migrate and seek protection, and we see that as a metric of success,” she added.
“We have a three-pronged approach,” Biden’s border chief, Alejandro Mayorkas, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), told a Senate hearing on May 13. “Address the root causes [of migration], to build legal pathways [into the U.S.], and to advocate more with the hope that Congress will pass immigration reform,” he said.
Mayorkas is opening legal pathways into Americans’ workplaces and homes by widening the side doors in immigration law, such as parole admissions and asylum claims. He is also widening the doors to legalization by easing the award of green cards to illegal or unlawful migrants.
White House spokeswoman Pili Tobar worked in a variety of advocacy migration jobs before joining Biden’s administration. On May 7, she tweeted:
We had a plan from the beginning: move kids as fast as possible out of CBP to ORR and to the arms of vetted sponsors or family members. That plan is working. https://t.co/xgs7ZlgrbU
— pilitobar46 (@pilitobar46) May 7, 2021
The vast majority of “vetted sponsors or family members” for supposedly unaccompanied children are illegally present in the United States. Many of those sponsors paid coyotes — and the cartels — to deliver their children or job-seeking teenage boys to U.S. agents on the border. Mayorkas’ agency is now completing the contracted delivery — gratis — of the young migrants to their U.S.-based illegal migrant relatives.
Mayorkas is declining to use a court decision that would allow him to stop the coyote-delivered entry of so-called “unaccompanied” youths and children into the United States.
The DHS secretary told the Senate in testimony that he wants to provide asylum approval to youths and children who have not even left their home country: “If we can, in fact, adjudicate [asylum] claims in the countries of origin, or truly safe places, then we will spare children the perilous journey north.” He added, “These are people, yearning to be free.”
In April, Mayorkas used optional Title 8 rules to allow roughly 60,000 people across the border, including roughly 35,000 people from distant places other than Mexico or Central America.
DHS does not repatriate migrants who try to sneak across the border, helping roughly 45,000 do so in April, often on their second or third attempts. Moreover, the very lax enforcement rules at DHS leave migrants with little fear of being deported. At least 11 million people are already living illegally in the United States.
Mayorkas uses the parole side door in immigration law to bring thousands of legally deported migrants back into the United States.
The DHS secretary is also drafting regulations that would dramatically raise the number of poor economic migrants who could use crime or domestic abuse claims to get U Visas or T Visas and then win the huge prize of U.S. citizenship.
He is also stripping away bureaucratic and regulatory curbs on the Fortune 500 hiring of foreign graduates for jobs needed by American graduates. In addition, he is backing a bill that would automatically award green cards to foreign migrants if they perform 10 years of work for U.S. companies.
As administration officials try to create new migration pipelines without approval by Congress or debate with the public, they are dismissing media coverage — and public criticism — of the migration wave as a distraction. Roughly 178,000 migrants were recorded arriving at the border, marking a 20-year record.
Why is President Biden Purposely Flooding the Nation with Illegal Aliens?
According to the Washington Post:
Rather than attempting to drive down migration through more stringent enforcement, Biden officials in recent weeks have been seeking to change the perception that high border numbers equate to a crisis, a failure, or even something manifestly negative.
“Apprehensions don’t tell the full story, and getting to zero is not a measure of success,” Tyler Moran, one of Biden’s top immigration policy advisers, said in an interview. She and other Biden officials have urged patience with their policies and plans to address the “root causes” driving Central American emigration, while blaming the Trump administration for handing them an immigration system with a myopic focus on keeping border numbers low.
“We’re moving toward a fair, orderly and humane system,” Moran added. “We’re increasing and improving legal migration, and deterring irregular migration. We have put in place a number of policies creating legal pathways to migrate and seek protection, and we see that as a metric of success.”
The “full story,” as described by Moran, does not include the economic damage – such as housing prices — done to native-born and immigrant Americans, the expanding poverty and regional gaps in U.S. society, or the damage done to migrants’ home countries by the left-wing policy of extracting migrants for use in the U.S. economy.
Republican legislators are pushing back, but usually with ineffective rhetoric about socialism, border chaos, or illegal migrants.
The rhetoric looks good on some conservative websites, and it avoids a clash with pro-migration business donors, who oppose any GOP talk about immigration, jobs, wages, and careers. For example, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) responded to Mayorkas’ May 13 hearing comments by pointing to the crush of migrants at the border:
What I find astonishing … is that we have the secretary responsible for securing our border and our immigration system, who doesn’t recognize these charts as being a problem … and is not saying “We’ve got to make some changes immediately.” I find that I find that extraordinary and extremely damning.
Watch DHS Mayorkas’ credibility drain away as GOP Senators respond to his obviously wrong claim that the rush of migrant youths & children begun under Trump: https://t.co/TBGotspW9g
— Neil Munro (@NeilMunroDC) May 14, 2021
But some GOP politicians are cutting the heart of the issue.
“The open borders policy of Democrats is driving down the wages of millions of Americans,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Wednesday during a May 12 hearing for a Democrat amnesty bill. He continued:
The bill that we’re discussing in this hearing today is, I believe, a very dangerous bill. It is a radical bill that would grant amnesty to millions of people here illegally, with a broad swath that is wrong, immoral, and profoundly unfair.
It is unfair to millions of Americans — [to] low-income Americans, Americans who may be out of work, Americans who may be in difficult jobs.
Why is President Biden Purposely Flooding the Nation with Illegal Aliens?
The open borders policy of Democrats is driving down wages of millions of Americans [including] the African American community. This bill is terrible for the African American community. It lowers wages in the African American community. The Hispanic community: This bill is terrible for the Hispanic community. For legal immigrants: … this bill drives down wages for millions of legal immigrants.
Pro-American activists are sharpening their responses: “It is extraction immigration,” said Rob Law, the director of regulatory affairs and policy at the Center for Immigration Studies. He added:
At the end of the day, calling everybody north to the United States leaves these other countries with a desolated population and completely destroyed economy. It is cruelty on steroids. What they’re doing is callous. It is cruel and it’s immoral.
For many years, a wide variety of pollsters have shown deep and broad opposition to labor migration and the inflow of temporary contract workers into jobs sought by young U.S. graduates. This opposition is multiracial, cross-sex, non-racist, class-based, bipartisan, rational, persistent, and recognizes the solidarity Americans owe to each other.
The voter opposition to elite-backed economic migration coexists with support for legal immigrants and some sympathy for illegal migrants. But only a minority of Americans — mostly leftists — embrace the many skewed polls and articles pushing the 1950’s corporate “Nation of Immigrants” claim.
The deep public opposition to labor migration is built on the widespread recognition that legal and illegal migration moves money away from most Americans’ pocketbooks and families. Migration moves money from employees to employers, from families to investors, from young to old, from children to their parents, from homebuyers to investors, from technology to stoop labor, from red states to blue states, and from the central states to the coastal states such as New York.
GW Bush revives his ‘Any Willing Worker’ plan to eliminate Americans’ right to their national labor market. The Bush & Koch plan matches Zuckerberg’s visa-worker plan in Biden’s progressive amnesty.
Estb. reporters don’t have permission to follow the $https://t.co/a44RhxGw2N
— Neil Munro (@NeilMunroDC) May 10, 2021
Joe Biden’s Open Border Policies Suborn Criminality: “It’s OK: Come on In!”
We hear scan reports from today’s media regarding crimes committed by illegals. Why is that? It feeds into the leftist agenda of Open Borders.
It is unquestionable that over the last year, crime in the U.S. has increased dramatically. It is also factual to say that illegal aliens have been and are committing many of those crimes. Of course, the FBI/DOJ do not release reports which break down the demographics by the citizenship of the perpetrators of serious crimes. Why is that? Those numbers don’t prop up the leftist plan to pack the nation with a “new” class of Americans and a plan that creates permanent Democrat Party voters.
Let’s take a peek at just one small segment of illegal alien criminality with a snapshot of the state of Texas.
According to an analysis conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety, foreign aliens committed 611,234 unique crimes in Texas from 2008 to 2014, including thousands of homicides and sexual assaults.
The report describes an alien crime wave of staggering proportions exacerbated by federal officials unwilling to enforce immigration laws.
The Texas DPS report says well over 100,000 individual criminal aliens have been booked into Texas jails:
From October 2008 to April 2014, Texas identified a total 177,588 unique criminal alien defendants booked into Texas county jails. These individuals have been identified through the Secure Communities initiative, in which Texas has participated since October 2008.
There are almost certainly more criminal aliens who haven’t been identified as aliens. The 177,588 criminal aliens identified by Texas through the Secure Communities initiative only can tag criminal aliens who had already been fingerprinted. Arrests of illegal aliens who have not been fingerprinted before arrest are not included in these arrests numbers derived from the Secure Communities initiative.
That means that the already stratospheric aggregate crime totals would be even higher if crimes by many illegal aliens who are not in the fingerprint database were included.
The Secure Communities initiative is an information-sharing program between the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice. Presumably, both departments would have data on the number of fingerprint searches conducted that revealed a criminal act involved an alien.
Texas has been ground zero in illegal alien crossings into the United States. The Texas DPS report shows that in the Rio Grande Valley, 154,453 illegal aliens were apprehended in 2013.
Other Texas sectors saw approximately 86,000 illegal aliens apprehended. All other sectors combined on the southern border only saw approximately 170,000 illegal alien apprehensions in the same time period. The Obama/Biden administration released a sizable portion of the illegal aliens captured.
The criminal aliens identified by the Texas Department of Public Safety have been responsible for the most heinous types of crimes — and in astonishing numbers. From the Texas DPS report:
A review of these 177,588 defendants shows that they are responsible for at least 611,234 individual criminal charges over their criminal careers, including 2,993 homicides and 7,695 sexual assaults.
Arizona Illegal Alien Crimes Double The Number by Legals
The crime rate among illegal immigrants in Arizona is twice that of other residents, then-U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in 2018, citing a report based on conviction data.
From the Crime Prevention Research Center, the report used a previously untapped set of data from Arizona that detailed criminal convictions and found that illegal immigrants between 15 and 35 are less than 3 percent of the state’s population, but nearly 8 percent of its prison population. And the crimes they were convicted of were, on the whole, more serious.
Among nearly 4,000 first- and second-degree murder convictions, undocumented immigrants accounted for nearly 13 percent — significantly higher than their percentage of the population. Legal immigrants, by contrast, were less than 1 percent of convicts. Native-born made up the rest.
Undocumented immigrants also accounted for five times the rate of convictions for money laundering and kidnapping and were three times more likely to be convicted of drive-by shootings.
In the report, the crime rates of the undocumented who were ages 18 to 35 were significant, given the ongoing debate over legalizing illegal immigrant “Dreamers.” He said the Arizona data showed that the population had crime rates 250 percent higher than their share of the population would have predicted.
“They’re more likely to be convicted of sexual assault, robbery, and driving under the influence. They’re more than twice as likely to be convicted of murder.”
New Mexico and California certainly have massive numbers of crimes committed by illegals. Still, it should come as no surprise that neither has published similar data as have Texas and Arizona documenting those numbers.
Looking at the federal-only criminal arrests of illegals, more than 90% of illegal immigrants arrested by federal agents in the United States in 2019 had criminal convictions or pending criminal charges, including 56,000 assaults and thousands of sex crimes, robberies, homicides, and kidnappings. Many had “extensive criminal histories with multiple convictions,” according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) year-end report. The 123,128 illegal aliens arrested by the agency’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in 2019 had 489,063 criminal convictions and pending charges, representing an average of four crimes per alien, highlighting the “recidivist nature” of the arrested aliens, the agency writes, noting that sanctuary cities nationwide greatly impeded its public safety efforts.
How does ANY elected official at the state or federal level ignore their oaths of office in allowing this massive lawlessness to be perpetrated on the citizens of the U.S.?
With this President, there’s NO end in sight. It is not surprising to hear the stories coming from some Texans of a serious move to “take matters into their own hands” and stop illegal aliens from entering their state.
President Biden has filled his administration with unelected appointees who are outwardly anti-border sycophants who have actually pledged to flood the nation with illegals.
The cost of this to the citizens of the U.S. is incalculable. Including the expense of law enforcement at local, state, and federal levels, the judiciary, medical, education, and housing, estimates are as high as $1 trillion a year! Of course, that cost pales when considering the cost of the lives lost at the hands of these criminals.
Why is President Biden Purposely Flooding the Nation with Illegal Aliens?
What is this all about? Ignore the false cries of care and affection for those less fortunate than native Americans. It’s been proven over and over that it is nothing more than a talking point. If the options for the correct answer are examined, one can quickly conclude only one possible purpose: to salvage the dying Democrat Party membership with illegals who will give Democrats permanent legislative power.
I know that “being here” does not automatically “voting here.” Don’t raise that objection! We all have witnessed firsthand that Democrat Party leadership does NOT need legal status for voters. Ballot harvesting takes care of that problem! Anyway, they make no bones about their intentions: give EVERY illegal a path to full citizenship. THAT will give them a voting base that will permanently be committed to the party that gave them EVERYTHING.
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Congressman Mike Johnson is not only a rising star in the U.S. Republican Party, but he has also made himself a stalwart in the U.S. House of Representatives. As a Constitutional expert, he has a different perspective than do many of us who sometimes make rash decisions about matters that directly and indirectly impact us.
There’s no question that the debacle playing out at our Southern Borders has impacted all Americans already. But we have no real idea of where this is all headed. It’s already steeped in egregious wrongdoings that unimaginable at this point in our nation’s history. It’s bad — really bad. How bad is it?
We turn to Congressman Johnson who joined us live yesterday morning to give us firsthand facts about what’s happening on the border. This audio segment is nine minutes long.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas asserts it is “extraordinarily disrespectful” to ask him about American victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens.
During a hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) asked Mayorkas about illegal alien crime victims.
Specifically, Cammack referenced the case of 19-year-old Amber Scott, a high school cheerleader at the time in Douglas County, Colorado, who was kidnapped at knifepoint in 2006 by 25-year-old illegal alien Pedro Martinez.
Martinez had been previously deported to his native Mexico after three felony drug convictions, but he returned illegally to the U.S. at a later date. Martinez was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in May 2007.
“How many more Ambers have the kidnapped across America before you will take action?” Cammack asked Mayorkas in the hearing, to which he called the question “extraordinarily disrespectful.”
Americans often become the victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens. This month, an illegal alien MS-13 Gang member — already in prison for attempted second-degree murder — was charged with second-degree murder for his involvement in a 2016 killing in Long Island, New York.
Federal data from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) reveals that in 2020, the office had received about 700 calls from Americans and their surviving family members, known as Angel Families, who were victims of illegal alien crimes.
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) has long estimated that about 2,000 Americans are killed by illegal aliens every year.
In October 2020, President Trump issued a presidential proclamation that makes November 1 of every year the “National Day of Remembrance for Americans Killed by Illegal Aliens.”
Several hundred million Americans are screaming loudly toward Washington asking this question: “Why would OUR government that is comprised of people who were ‘hired’ to protect us, throw all reason to the side allowing millions of illegals to pour into our country? Why are they allowing in known and unknown felons, drug and sex traffickers, and thousands of others whose personal data is a mystery?
We’re in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic!Yet Biden and Mayorkas open the border telling ALL of those illegals to “Come on Down.” In total disregard of their status regarding COVID-19: NO testing, NO quarantining, and little or no knowledge of where they go when the Biden Border Patrol simply process and release them within our borders.
What About AMERICANS Who Live Close To The Border?
According to DHS status indicators, over 336,000 criminal aliens have been booked into local Texas jails between June 1, 2011 and February 28, 2021, of which over 229,000 were classified as illegal aliens by DHS. Secretary Mayorkas cannot be “disrespected” for being asked to respond to that?
Between June 1, 2011 and February 28, 2021, these 229,000 illegal aliens were charged with more than 378,000 criminal offenses which included arrests for 685 homicide charges; 43,084 assault charges; 7,012 burglary charges; 45,849 drug charges; 596 kidnapping charges; 18,736 theft charges; 29,064 obstructing police charges; 2,058 robbery charges; 4,545 sexual assault charges; 5,692 sexual offense charges; and 3,913 weapon charges. DPS criminal history records reflect those criminal charges have thus far resulted in over 144,000 convictions including 301 homicide convictions; 16,976 assault convictions; 3,726 burglary convictions; 20,819 drug convictions; 226 kidnapping convictions; 8,029 theft convictions; 13,043 obstructing police convictions; 1,219 robbery convictions; 2,159 sexual assault convictions; 2,756 sexual offense convictions; and 1,529 weapon convictions.
These figures only count individuals who previously had an encounter with DHS that resulted in their fingerprints being entered into the DHS IDENT database. Foreign nationals who enter the country illegally and avoid detection by DHS, but are later arrested by local or state law enforcement for a state offense will not have a DHS response in regard to their lawful status and do not appear in these counts. However, in addition to the PEP program, DHS actively adjudicates the immigration status of individuals incarcerated in the Texas prison system. From 2011 to date, the Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has provided DPS with information on more than 29,000 individuals who were identified by DHS as in the country illegally while they were incarcerated at TDCJ. 10,444 of these individuals were not identified through the PEP program at the time of their arrest. DPS does not know the current incarceration status of the individuals identified while they were incarcerated nor when their alien status was initially determined.
During a hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, Mayorkas fielded questions about the number of border crossers released into the U.S. interior since the start of the Biden administration and how many have tested positive for coronavirus.
Mayorkas, though, did not divulge any data and instead told lawmakers he would follow up to get them the numbers. To date, DHS officials have refused to disclose the number of border crossers the agency has released into the U.S. interior, though sources have put the total well into the thousands.
In one exchange, Mayorkas admitted DHS had been releasing border crossers without testing them for coronavirus, confirming previous reports. Subsequently, small towns like Brownsville, Texas along the southern border have had to test the border crossers at their own expense.
“There were instances in which individuals were released,” Mayorkas said. “You mentioned Brownsville and that is an example of that.”
Earlier this month, reports circulated that DHS was releasing border crossers who then tested positive for coronavirus and, still, were not required to quarantine. Instead, many of the border crossers continued traveling throughout the U.S. while carrying the virus.
Now, Mayorkas claims DHS is testing border crossers for coronavirus “as needed.” Previously, DHS officials said only migrants enrolled in the now-defunct Remain in Mexico program were required to test negative for coronavirus before their release.
Regardless of coronavirus testing, Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to President Joe Biden’s restart of the Catch and Release program by ending Remain in Mexico and cooperative asylum agreements with Central America. The latest Harvard/Harris Poll found that almost 7-in-10 U.S. voters said border crossers should be returned to Mexico.
The admission comes as sources have told Breitbart News that Mayorkas, along with other top DHS officials, are advocating to stop applying to migrant families the Center for Disease Control’s Title 42 order that has prevented thousands of border crossers from being released into the U.S. interior.
The latest DHS data reveals that since October 2020, nearly 327,000 border crossers have been expelled at the southern border thanks to Title 42. In February, alone, more than 72,000 border crossers were expelled under its authority.
Federal immigration officials apprehended almost 100,000 border crossers in February, an increase of 170 percent compared to the same time last year. The total number of illegal aliens who successfully crossed the border, undetected, since October 2020 has surpassed 118,000, Breitbart News exclusively reported.
Here’s what makes me ill: the persistent answer anytime anyone asks, “Why is there such a rush to allow millions of immigrants into our nation bypassing our immigration system?” The answer: “We’re the most caring nation on Earth. We are obligated to open our doors to those from these countries who live in deplorable conditions in their own nations. They need our help and they need it immediately!”
Really? I don’t question that things are much better here than pretty much EVERY other country, not just those in Central America. But they’re NOT in emergency conditions. They’re no wars, no genocide, and no purging of ethnic or religious people in those countries. And America and Americans cannot fund everything for them.Everyone wants to do better.
My brother wrote a country song years ago titled “Anything Worth Having is Worth Hurting For.” Honestly, the American dream actually IS that song title. “Opportunity” is the American dream, not “permanent handouts.”
There can only be ONE explanation for what is happening: President Biden and all other open border proponents do not care for the Rule of Law. And they feel that so strongly that they push perpetually a dismissal of ALL of our immigration laws.
Question: Isn’t the Constitutional process put in place for just such dilemmas a perfect solution for this quandary? Who made those laws? The U.S. Congress. Who legally can and is supposed to change, delete, or pass new laws? The U.S. Congress.
Why don’t they just follow the law?
The answer to that question is proof that of their own selfish purpose: to perpetuate their project to make ALL people in this country totally dependent onthe federal government. They CANNOT accomplish that in the current mix of the American populace. They need people/citizens who are NOT committed to the Rule of Law.
They need “Sheeple.” And illegal immigrants are the perfect candidates for that role. This Administration has shown us all that illegal immigrants are more important than American citizens. And Americans’ rights are expendable.
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No matter what the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas says, the mess at our southern border, especially Texas, is a crisis. It’s not a “challenge” as has been the talking-point of Biden White House Media Director Jen Psaki. It’s a true “humanitarian” crisis.
Americans thought that during the latter days of the Trump Administration, illegal immigration was under control. If one listens to the leaders in the Biden Administration, nothing could be further from the truth. That was the excuse for President Biden to overturn each Trump executive order on his first day as President, having to do with illegal immigration. That included the agreement between the Mexican government and the U.S. for Mexico to hold ALL illegals coming to the southern U.S. border seeking asylum. This operation, when initiated, went a long way toward stopping illegal immigration for two reasons. First, illegals who made that trek across Mexico were discouraged, knowing that they would be stopped and held in Mexico pending asylum eligibility when reaching our border. Secondly, the termination of Obama’s “Catch and Release” action released all illegals after only a promise they would return for court hearings on their asylum claim. 90%+ of such asylum claims are being denied several years later when those cases finally come before an immigration judge.
The dangers of that “Catch and Release” program are monumental, especially today. COVID-19 is now embedded in our nation but, not just ours, but all of those Central American countries plus Mexico. From each of these countries, these illegals are bringing COVID-19 with them to the U.S.! Those new variants of COVID-19 are prevalent in Central and South America, and American officials are desperate to keep them out of our country.
The Biden Administration has NO COVID testing program in place to know which migrants are infected. Now that tens of thousands are coming in each month under Biden’s policies, it is known that numerous of those have COVID-19. But a majority are not tested, therefore having an infection status unknown. And DHS/ICE are instructed to put them on busses and airplanes to ship them to towns and cities across America without knowing their physical conditions — especially COVID-19 status. Even worse, it is known that numerous of those coming have felony criminal records in their home countries, are involved in human trafficking and even child sex trafficking. “Catch and Release” puts them on our American streets with little or no information about them and with no idea if they’re murderers, sex predators, or drug cartel members, or just good people fleeing desperate situations in their home countries.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott lashed out at President Biden’s administration on Wednesday over this surge in migrant arrivals on his state’s southern border. Abbott delivered his remarks at a press conference in Dallas, across the street from the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center, where the federal government plans to house 3,000 unaccompanied immigrant teens.
“These sites are a direct result of President Biden’s reckless open-border policies that are causing a surge in border crossings and cartel activity,” Abbott told reporters. “The Biden administration must also answer for enticing unaccompanied minors into inhumane conditions that expose these children to traffickers, to abuse, and terror,” he added.
In recent weeks, Texas politicians, including many Republicans, have claimed that the Biden administration’s policies create an unprecedented crisis on the U.S./Mexico border. The governor prompted backlash after blaming migrants for spreading COVID-19 the same week he lifted statewide coronavirus restrictions, including a mask mandate. Earlier this month, Abbott launched Operation Lone Star, which a press release at the time said “integrates DPS with the Texas National Guard” and includes operations aimed at targeting Mexican drug cartels, smugglers, and others crossing the border.
On Wednesday, the governor said he was “expanding the scope of Operation Lone Star to crack down on human trafficking,” explaining that the Texas Department of Public Safety will work with several agencies to focus on trafficking and continue to “apprehend unaccompanied minors” who cross the border. “Today, I am directly asking the Biden administration to allow the Texas Department of Public Safety to access this facility across the street at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Center as well as the other federally run centers in Texas, to be able to talk to these unaccompanied minors,” he said.
“Texas is willing to step up and help out, but this is the Biden administration’s responsibility,” the governor said. “In part, immigration is always a federal responsibility. In part, it’s the policies that have been adopted by the Biden administration that escalated the number of children coming across the border.”
Meanwhile, Texas Republicans have doubled down in their criticism of the Biden administration’s approach to the border. In El Paso on Monday, House minority leader Kevin McCarthy said, “There’s no other way to claim it than a Biden border crisis.”
Why Don’t Border States Takeover Border Security?
One would think that having 50 individual states, each state would have Constitutional jurisdictions retained, but with federal authorization to protect their individual borders. That seems logical. But, of course, it makes TOO MUCH sense to allow it to happen. Why?
Many, but not all, state laws addressing immigration are preempted by federal law. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the federal government has broad and exclusive power to regulate immigration, preempting state and local laws that also attempt to do so. In this context, state regulation of immigration means a state law or local ordinance that decides who should or should not be admitted into the country and the conditions under which a legal entrant may remain. State laws that in context affect immigration, such as employment licensing laws that can be revoked for violations of federal immigration laws, are specifically permissible.
There is no bright-line test for determining when states can validly act in the immigration arena; litigants must seek court rulings on a case-by-case basis. This has resulted in substantial uncertainty and significant inconsistencies in court approaches to these questions.
Preemption of State Laws Regulating Immigration
The Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution invalidates (preempts) state laws that interfere with or are contrary to federal law (Article VI, Cl. 2). Concerning immigration-related matters, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that:
the regulation of aliens is so intimately blended and intertwined with responsibilities of the national government that where it acts, and the state also acts on the same subject, the act of Congress or treaty is supreme; and the law of the state, though enacted in the exercise of powers not controverted, must yield to it. And where the federal government, in the exercise of its superior authority in this field, has enacted a complete scheme of regulation. States cannot, inconsistently with Congress’s purpose, conflict or interfere with, curtail or complement the federal law, or enforce additional or auxiliary regulations. (Hines v. Davidowitz, 312 U.S. 52 (1941)).
Permissible State Immigration Actions
State and Local Employment Licensing Laws
Federal immigration law expressly allows states and localities to independently regulate illegal aliens’ employment through licensing and similar laws. Its legislative history notes that the statute’s reference to “licensing” includes “lawful state or local processes concerning the suspension, revocation or refusal to reissue a license to any person who has been found to have violated the sanctions provisions” of the federal law, or “licensing or ‘fitness to do business laws,’ such as state farm labor contractor or forestry laws, which specifically require such licensee or contractor to refrain from hiring, recruiting, or referring undocumented workers” (H.R. Rep. 99-682, 1986 USCCAN 5649, 5662).
Enforcing Federal Immigration Laws
It is also generally recognized that states and localities may enforce the criminal provisions of the Immigration and Nationalities Act (8 USC § 1101, et seq.). For example, Section 1252(c) allows state and local law enforcement to arrest and detain aliens illegally in the United States who have prior felony convictions. And under § 287(g) of that law, the U.S. Attorney General is permitted to enter agreements with states and localities to permit their law enforcement officers to perform additional duties relating to immigration law enforcement.
State and local enforcement efforts cannot impose new or additional penalties upon criminal immigration law violators.
Denying Access to Federal Public Benefit Programs
States that administer federal public benefits programs are permitted to follow federal rules for determining and verifying an applicant’s citizenship/alienage status if that is a criterion for eligibility. Connecticut’s attorney general recently ruled that while this rule is applicable to the DHS’s administration of the federal Low Income House Energy Assistance Program, it is inapplicable to the community action agencies to whom the department had delegated its administrative functions. The agencies are not permitted to verify citizenship status (Attorney General Formal Opinion 2007-20).
Denying Access to State Public Benefit Programs
It appears that states can also limit access to state public benefits programs to people who are deemed “qualified aliens” under federal public benefit program laws. But laws and regulations targeting “illegal aliens,” which is not defined in federal law, may be preempted because they require state officials to make independent assessments of the legality of an applicant’s presence in the United States (See generally, Feder and Gentile: Legal Analysis of Proposed City of Hazleton Illegal Immigration Relief Act Ordinance (Congressional Research Service, July 29, 2006)).
So what can Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California do specifically to control illegal immigration through Mexico at their southern borders? Their hands are tied! Basically, it boils down to allowing federal authorities to regulate their borders as federal laws require. States have no say-so over any of those operations. However, once any number of these illegals are released into the general populations in these states, each of those four states has almost sole control of those illegals’ actions according to states’ individual laws. And lawful interdictions must be included in those regulations listed above.
However, we all know the Biden Administration has NO intention of doing this job the right way. Heck, they failed on that the moment Joe Biden signed those NEW immigration executive orders that undid the PREVIOUS Trump orders that had brought the southern border chaos into Border Patrol, ICE, and U.S. Customs under control.
There’s really only one thing that can be done now: Enforce existing immigration laws!
Isn’t it ridiculous that we even have to say that? Every member of Congress, every U.S.-appointed Biden Administration federal worker, and President Biden and VP Harris each took an oath to “defend and protect” the U.S. Constitution and each of its provisions. Not doing so is a violation of their oaths of office.
Biden has NO plan or intention to do that. Even while still in the U.S. Senate, he made no real intent to lead in the amendment of existing immigration laws, some of which are still today claimed to be outrageous, unfair, and egregious. During his eight years as Obama’s Vice President, they should have easily found ways to correct any of those laws that needed correction — especially those two years in which Democrats controlled both the House and the Senate. But they didn’t even try.
What can BE done? Short of changing existing federal immigration laws, deleting others, and/or passing new laws, it’s doubtful that anything else WILL be done. As a matter of fact, Democrats like the current situation. Why? The more illegals that show-up in our nation, the more certain Democrats are that eventually, these illegals will be given U.S. citizenship. Democrats are certain that when that happens, Dems will control those votes. And with those immigrants voting support, there will no longer be a need for a two-party political system.
Democrats will be able to amend the Constitution, eliminate the election system, and permanently control the entire federal government.
So much for “government of, by, and for the People.”
The U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted long ago that those from outside the U.S. who are NOT U.S. citizens when stepping foot on U.S. soil are given the rights of all U.S. citizens “under the Law.” This includes all those illegal immigrants who sneak into the country through our southern border. If you’ve ever wondered what is their reasoning for sneaking in and taking such great risk in doing so, now you know. Once here, the path to citizenship is not nearly so simple nor easy. It takes a long time and it’s intense. Americans are comfortable that it should take a long time and should be intense. After all, these immigrants are all desirous of living in the greatest country on Earth. And “anything worth having is worth hurting for.” (a country song was written by my brother)
Sadly though, most of these illegals that find there way into the United States have no desire to emigrate to America legally — this in spite of the fact that one million come to the U.S. legally each year. They are actually enticed to come to the U.S. outside of the legal process to do so! There are Mexican cartels very willing to accommodate their travels and sneak them into the U.S., though at a hefty price. And then there are those in Washington who are willing to do just about anything to facilitate their easy entry and permanent status when arriving.
“Round Them Up”
President Trump promised in his 2016 campaign when elected he would fix the illegal immigration problem in America. But his hands are tied. Congress makes all the laws. Even a President cannot do that. He can (and does) issue executive orders, which every president in history has done, but they are not comprehensive and as enforceable as laws. And Congress simply refuses to pass new or repair OLD immigration laws sufficient to stop the flood of illegals into the South.
For two weeks President Trump has publicly warned that ICE agents would be canvassing several large U.S. cities to find and arrest illegals who have had deportation orders issued by an immigration court and have ignored those orders to remain in the U.S. illegally. When the news came out, Democrats went stark raving crazy! The Leftist mantra damning this president skyrocketed. You have certainly read and seen the media pundits going after Trump for doing this. And they ALL ignore one fact — and the MOST important fact of this immigration situation: THEY ARE HERE ILLEGALLY!
But that makes no difference to elitists.
A few heavyweights have even got into the fray regarding these Trump/ICE roundups:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and current U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) each gave detailed instructions to illegals in the U.S. on how to avoid deportation. This was a direct result of pending ICE roundups of illegals who have defied deportation orders from immigration judges and have remained illegally in the U.S. Pelosi said this, “If agents come to your house with an ICE immigration warrant, you do not have to answer the door. They cannot search your home without a judicial warrant signed by a judge authorizing a search.” AOC stated the exact same thing. Even Hillary Clinton weighed in with similar advice on Twitter: “Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton weighed in on Twitter, urging people to share Spanish-language guidelines such as ‘toma fotos y videos’ – meaning take photos and videos. ‘Por favor comparte,’ Clinton wrote, or please share.”
Please keep in mind the following: two of these are currently serving members of Congress one of whom is the Speaker of the House and one was a U.S. Senator and a candidate for the U.S. presidency. And they are advising non-citizens on how to circumvent the law!
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”
All three took the above oath of office with one hand on a Bible and the other in the air to affirm their sworn oath to the Nation. Is it not something of a paradox that all three are instructing illegals how to evade U.S. immigration law — a law that was passed by the United States Congress?
Some will say that all of those illegals these three are speaking to are NOT criminals — they just came here illegally. Saying that is absolutely wrong. Regardless of what has been said in national media reports, those who are being sought in these ICE processes are not just illegals who recently crossed over our border. The Trump Administration is going after illegals who came to the United States and were detained, were then found by a court of law to have committed some offense that warrants deportation. They have each been through that entire process — including appeals for immigration court findings against them — and have been ordered by the court to be deported! These are NOT innocent immigrants as Pelosi, Cortez, and Clinton want Americans to believe. These are those who U.S. courts have given the full remedies of U.S. law to prove the innocence of charges made against them and have been adjudicated to be guilty and sentenced to deportation.
How Should Illegals Seek Assylum the Right and Legal Way?
U.S. embassies and consulates cannot process requests for this form of protection because, under U.S. law, asylum seekers can apply only if they are physically present in the United States (or at least at a U.S. border or other point of entry).
There is a common misconception that U.S. embassies and consulates are basically the same as U.S. soil. It is true that international law protects national embassies and consulates from being destroyed, entered, or searched (without permission) by the government of the country where they are located (the host country). However, this does not give those embassies or consulates the full status of being part of their home nation’s territory. Therefore, U.S. law does not consider asylum seekers at U.S. embassies and consulates to be “physically present in the United States” (or at a U.S. border or point of entry).
However, this does not mean that embassy personnel cannot offer any help at all to people who are in danger and seek their protection. In extreme or exceptional circumstances, U.S. embassies and consulates may offer alternative forms of protection, including (in most countries) temporary refuge, a referral to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, or a request for parole to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
A foreign national who seeks asylum in the United States may do so either affirmatively or defensively. An affirmative asylum seeker is physically present in the United States. This person must apply for asylum within one year of his arrival in the United States. He may be undocumented, living in the United States without status, or may have entered the U.S. on a visa which will soon expire.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services reviews affirmative asylum claims through a non-adversarial interview with an asylum officer at one of eight offices nationwide. The affirmative asylum seeker requests asylum by completing an I-589 Application, which asks for personal information about the seeker and her family and for the grounds of asylum, whether she has ever experienced “harm or mistreatment or threats,” whether she “fears harm or mistreatment” if forced to return home, whether she’s been imprisoned or detained in countries outside of the United States and other questions. By answering these questions, the asylum seeker can demonstrate that she is not barred from asylum for any of the reasons listed in the immigration laws.
After interviewing the applicant, the asylum officer may grant the asylum status or refer the applicant to immigration court for removal proceedings, where she may pursue the application for asylum before an immigration judge.
A defensive asylum applicant is a person who is apprehended after entering the United States at a border and applies for asylum while the threat of removal by the Department of Homeland Security looms. An applicant must be in removal proceedings in immigration court to request asylum in this manner. The application is the same, but the asylum seeker must file his application with the immigration court with jurisdiction over the applicant’s case. The applicant must show that persecution is more probable than not if he is forced to return home.
What does an asylum seeker have to prove?
Those seeking asylum must prove that they are escaping their homeland because of persecution due to race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. The Immigration and Nationality Act explicitly provides these five bases for granting asylum, having been heavily influenced by the 1951 United Nations Convention on the Status of Refugees.
Though the first three bases are self-explanatory, persecution due to political opinion and membership in a social group are less clear. Persecution based on political opinion means that the asylum seeker holds political views that his homeland’s government doesn’t tolerate. An asylum seeker must provide evidence that his expressed political views have opposed those of his government. He can achieve this by providing evidence of speaking publicly in opposition to the government, publishing opposition literature, taking part in political activities on an opposing side, or joining an opposition political party.
Persecution due to membership in a social group is even more difficult to define and prove. Judges and asylum officers analyzing social group-based claims play close attention to societal perceptions of the group to which the asylum seeker belongs. As such, the social group can vary in definition and interpretation. In one case, the Board of Immigration Appeals defined a particular social group as “a group of persons, all of whom share a common, immutable characteristic.”Additionally, the group must be “particular” and “socially distinct.”
The Four “HorseWOMEN” of the Apocalypse
There will be some who term me as a racist or sexist for referring to Rep. Ilan Omar (D-MN), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rep. Rashid Tlaib (D-MI), and Rep. Ayanna Presley (D-MA) as the “Four HorseWOMEN of the Apocalypse” that comes from the book of Revelation in the Bible. My doing so is neither racist nor sexist for those Bible character’s sex is unknown. The point is, whenever these four appear before a crowd with microphones, it seems they are there to discuss only gloom and doom — very similar to an apocalypse.
After the weekend tweets about them from President Trump, in their responses on Monday, it is apparent those on the Left to whom these four speak support those untrue characterizations of the President, his policies, but more importantly, they support the ignoring of the Rule of Law. Their speeches and attacks on the President are NOT to inform the public but to spread a political ideology that is NOT truthful. There is NO mass incarceration at the southern border. There is NO unilateral action being taken by Border Patrol agents regarding detainees or their incarceration. Border Patrol and ICE agents are simply enforcing United States law.
Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, AOC, Tliab, Omar, and Presley each not only support law-breaking, but they also stomp on the U.S. Constitution, the Rule of Law and the rights of every American who look-on as Democrats in Congress refuse to honor their Oaths of Office while aiding those who systematically break the law daily.
They ignore the fundamentals of America, though they each muttered a few sentences from the Constitution while ignoring THE principles upon which this nation was founded and the most important characteristic of this nation that led them here: “The Rule of Law.” None even mentioned the truth about those being deported. Is that surprising to you?
It’s also fair to mention that as they railed against the Trump Administration for “inhumane conditions for immigrants at the southern border while keeping children in cages,” they forgot to mention THEY WERE THE ONLY 4 DEMOCRATS THAT VOTED “NO” FOR THE $4.4 BILLION BILL CONGRESS PASSED LAST WEEK TO FINALLY GIVE BORDER PATROL AND ICE THE NECESSARY FUNDS TO BUY BEDDING, FOOD AND CLOTHING, MEDICAL CARE, AND TO ADD ADDITIONAL HOUSING FOR ILLEGALS WHILE THEY ARE PROCESSED.
Talk about hypocrisy!
Yes, sadly there are those who hang on their every word. After all, in this social media America, many get their news ONLY from social media and scarcely seek facts on their own.
Sadly, it doesn’t get much better looking around either of the Democrat Party debate stages: all the 2020 candidates seem to be of the same ilk. When asked who among them supports doing away with criminal charges for those illegals who cross into the U.S., all but one raised a hand.
In closing, remember this: without borders, there is NO nation. And a nation without laws and laws that are enforced, those nations become banana republics with mob rule: sort of like Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and even Mexico to some extent.