Numbers And History Show A Crisis … Democrats stuck firmly in State of Denial

If Democrats refuse to call it a crisis and a huge debacle on the border, then they have a problem with math and numbers, and history. Maybe history won’t be kind to them?

Here is an excellent editorial from Investors’ Business Daily. Subject: crisis and illegal immigration by the numbers.

Yes, There Is A Crisis At The Border — The Numbers Show It

1/10/2019 — IBD Editorial

Illegal Immigration: Democrats and the mainstream press accuse President Donald Trump of manufacturing a crisis at the border. The numbers tell another story.

As soon as the words “growing humanitarian and security crisis at our Southern border” left Trump’s lips in his Oval Office address this week, Democrats and media “fact-checkers” were trying to dispel it as a deliberate lie.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Trump “must stop manufacturing a crisis, and must reopen the government.”

Border Crossings Climbing

NPR’s “fact check” — like countless others — dismissed Trump’s claim as false because “illegal border crossings in the most recent fiscal year (ending in September 2018) were actually lower than in either 2016 or 2014.”

What they aren’t telling you is border patrol agents apprehended more than 100,000 people trying to enter the country illegally in just October and November of last year. Or that that number is way up from the same two months the year before.

Nor do they mention that last year, the border patrol apprehended more than half a million people trying to get into the country illegally. And that number, too, is up from the year before.

Downplaying Number Of Illegals

Trump’s critics certainly don’t bother to mention that those figures only count illegals the border patrol caught. It does not count the ones who eluded border patrol agents and got into the country.

The Department of Homeland Security claims that about 20% of illegal border crossers make it into the country. Other studies, however, say border agents fail to apprehend as much as 50% of illegal crossers.

Even at the lower percentage, that means that 104,000 illegals made it into the country in 2018 alone.

Is that not a crisis at the border?

Massive Illegal Population

Pelosi and company also don’t bother to mention the fact that there are already between 12 million and 22 million illegals — depending on which study you use — in the country today.

Let’s put that number in perspective.

At the high end, it means that the illegal population in the U.S. is larger than the entire population of countries like Syria, Chile, the Netherlands and Ecuador. Even if the number is just 12 million, that’s still more than the entire population of Sweden, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Ireland and New Zealand.

It is, in short, a massive number.

Here’s more perspective. The U.S. is virtually alone in the world in having such a large share of its population in the country illegally.

An analysis by the nonpartisan ProCon.org found that in 2010 almost 4% of the U.S. population was in the country illegally. The average for 13 other countries it analyzed was just 1.3%.

In France, for example, illegals make up just 0.9% of its population. It’s 0.3% in Germany, 0.8% in Spain, and 0.5% in the Netherlands.

Isn’t having millions in the country illegally, with thousands joining them every day, not a crisis at the border?

Illegals and Crime

Critics also complain that Trump overstated the risk of illegal immigrants committing crimes. They all point to a report from the Cato Institute, a pro-immigration libertarian think tank. Cato did a statistical analysis of census data and concluded that incarceration rates for Hispanic illegals were slightly lower than those of the native-born.

But the Center for Immigration Studies looked at federal crime statistics. It found that noncitizens accounted for more than 20% of federal convictions, even though they make up just 8.4% of the population.

“It is almost certain that a majority of noncitizens convicted of federal crimes are illegal immigrants,” said Steven Camarota of the CIS.

Texas also has been monitoring crimes committed by illegals. It reports that from 2011 to 2018, it booked 186,000 illegal aliens. Police charged them with a total of 292,000 crimes. Those included 539 murders, 32,000 assaults, 3,426 sexual assaults, and almost 3,000 weapons charges.

Even if Cato is right that the crime rate among Hispanic illegals is a bit lower than for natives, that’s cold comfort to victims of these crimes, which would not have happened had the border been more secure. They would likely agree with Trump about their being a crisis at the border.

Past Presidents Promised To Fix This

Here’s another problem with claims that we don’t have a crisis at the border.

Past presidents all treated it like one.

In 1982, for example, President Ronald Reagan said that “The ongoing migration of persons to the United States in violation of our laws is a serious national problem detrimental to the interests of the United States.”

President Bill Clinton said in his 1995 State of the Union address that “All Americans … are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country.” That’s why, he said, “our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders.”

President George Bush, in a prime-time Oval Office speech in 2006, declared that securing the U.S. border is a basic responsibility of a sovereign nation. It is also an urgent requirement of our national security.”

Bush also promised to end the practice of catch-and-release “once and for all.” He said that “people will know that they’ll be caught and sent home if they enter our country illegally.”

President Barack Obama in 2005 declared that “we simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked.” And in 2014 even he admitted there was a crisis on the border — one that he did virtually nothing to fix. (Apprehensions at the border last year were almost the same as in 2014.)

What Is A Crisis?

Yet despite repeated promises by presidents and Congress for the past three decades, the border remains nearly as porous as ever. And catch-and-release is still alive and well. Is it any wonder so many try to cross the border illegally every month?

Isn’t the failure of leaders to do what they all say is necessary to protect national security interests the very definition of a crisis at the border?

Democrats, it seems, want to label everything a crisis. We have a health care crisis. A clean water crisis. A “food desert” crisis. An infrastructure crisis. A homelessness crisis.

Democrats label just about everything a crisis. Why? Because they want to whip up public support for bigger, more expensive, more intrusive government programs.

Everything, that is, except for the very real, long-standing crisis posed by a porous border that each year lets in tens of thousands of illegals.

See at Investor’s Business Daily https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/trump-crisis-at-the-border/

This article was posted for educational and informational purposes. It certainly does make a case. It is offensive when politicians and leaders continue to deny that there is a crisis at the border. I mean what will it take? Numbers don’t seem to convince them, or reality.

And now with caravan  after caravan, who is kidding whom? Who is in denial here? Then again, this is the same Democrat Party that quibbled over the definition of “is.”

I think I know, when a couple kids get sick and die in transit across the border illegally. Or when detainment facilities are overwhelmed and accompanied children are separated from adults. Then that is a national problem worthy of discussion and national outrage.

Except even then they refuse to do anything about it. And when Trump refers to that as part of the whole crisis, then it is time to deny there is any crisis at all.

If, as Democrats repeat in lockstep, this is a “manufactured crisis” whipped up by Donald Trump, then he would have had to start 35 years ago or go back in time to create it. The problem here is there really is a crisis on the border, but Donald Trump did not build it.

Fleeting election and “immigration”

As soon as the election was over almost everyone was talking about “immigration”, which it is not anyway. But why?

It’s even less understandable if you look at the history. Last year is when approval polls really started going down, just as they were haranguing over “immigration reform” and the Senate was moving a bill. So what have we learned? People really were not happy or interested in doing what they wanted to do. Did they learn the lesson?

Another example of big government. Politicians saw some euphoric “bipartisan support” for it in the Senate, but the unpopularity or dislike for amnesty among the people was high and growing.(blaming them) There were some other events at the time, too, though disapproval spiked from that point remaining to date.

And yet here we are in the 2014 midterm election and its the very first thing they want to talk about. It is now Obama’s unilateral threat, as soon as he can do it.

In my view, it is chief among reasons people are/were angry and distrust pols, yet they are chomping at the bit. Even after we just had an insurgency of over 60,000 more illegals, and people were really ticked off at that. Within 24 hours they were back at it.

We have so many problems: the border is Swiss cheese, enforcement a problem and our security is at risk, yet they are worried about people besides voters. Isn’t that typical? At least by now you would think they could try to call it something besides “immigration”.

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ISIS closer than you think

Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border

Baghdadi

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

AUGUST 29, 2014 | Judicial Watch

Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued.  Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.

Specifically, Judicial Watch sources reveal that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is confirmed to now be operating in Juarez, a famously crime-infested narcotics hotbed situated across from El Paso, Texas. Violent crimes are so rampant in Juarez that the U.S. State Department has issued a number of travel warnings for anyone planning to go there. The last one was issued just a few days ago.

Intelligence officials have picked up radio talk and chatter indicating that the terrorist groups are going to “carry out an attack on the border,” according to one JW source.  “It’s coming very soon,” according to this high-level source, who clearly identified the groups planning the plots as “ISIS and Al Qaeda.” An attack is so imminent that the commanding general at Ft. Bliss, the U.S. Army post in El Paso, is being briefed, another source confirms. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not respond to multiple inquiries from Judicial Watch, both telephonic and in writing, about this information.

The disturbing inside intelligence comes on the heels of news reports revealing that U.S. intelligence has picked up increased chatter among Islamist terror networks approaching the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. While these terrorists reportedly plan their attack just outside the U.S., President Obama admits that “we don’t have a strategy yet” to combat ISIS. “I don’t want to put the cart before the horse,” the commander-in-chief said this week during a White House press briefing. “I think what I’ve seen in some of the news reports suggest that folks are getting a little further ahead of what we’re at than what we currently are.”

The administration has also covered up, or at the very least downplayed, a serious epidemic of crime along the Mexican border even as heavily armed drug cartels have taken over portions of the region. Judicial Watch has reported that the U.S. Border Patrol actually ordered officers to avoid the most crime-infested stretches because they’re “too dangerous” and patrolling them could result in an “international incident” of cross border shooting. In the meantime, who could forget the famous words of Obama’s first Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano; the southern border is “as secure as it has ever been.”

These new revelations are bound to impact the current debate about the border crisis and immigration policy.

Judicial Watch

Illegal perceptions and border paranoia

Yes, what a difference a few years makes. In March 2011, Janet Napolitano made her screed about What border problems? — paraphrasing the titan of mistruth.

Remember when she uttered

“There is a perception that the border is worse now than it ever has been. That is wrong. The border is better now than it ever has been,” she said.

And El Paso Mayor John Cook said:

“The lie about border cities being dangerous has been told so many times that people are starting to believe it, but we as border communities have to speak out.”

Then she closed her case, right in El Paso, with this:

Numbers are in the right direction and dramatically so,” she said.

Still, she stressed that she didn’t come to El Paso “to run a victory lap” and that there “is much work to do.” — NBC reported.

Numbers in the right direction? That now would seem almost like a Freudian slip. My my, those skyrocketing numbers — in the right direction — especially since comrade Zero began exercising his executive pen. Now another border agent is murdered, and the family is even denied access to the arraignment.

Then, Napolitano said:

The perception that the violence in Mexico has spilled over to bordering U.S. cities is “wrong again,” Napolitano said. Violent crime rates have remained flat or decreased in border communities in the Southwest, she said.

That was also the same time that they were withdrawing the National Guard that were to shore up the border. Now what do we know about that time frame? How does this fit in with what happened in the last couple years? “Alex, I’ll take perception for a 100,000”.

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SOS Jeb Bush on the road again

While trying to sound tough, he was only repackaging the same old circular logic.

Jeb Bush on border: Send the kids home

By JONATHAN TOPAZ | 7/24/14 | Politico

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says in a new op-ed that the vast majority of children who have crossed the border illegally must be sent back home, and he called on House Republicans to take action on immigration reform.

“Now is the time for House Republicans to demonstrate leadership on this issue,” Bush wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Wednesday evening that he co-authored with Clint Bolick of the Goldwater Institute. “Congress should not use the present crisis as an excuse to defer comprehensive immigration reform.”

Bush said the influx of 50,000 undocumented children along the U.S.-Mexico border “is the latest consequence of the failure of President [Barack] Obama and Congress to overhaul America’s broken immigration system.”

“The best antidote to illegal immigration is a functioning system of legal immigration,” he wrote.

The potential Republican presidential candidate in 2016 called for “compassion” in the op-ed, harking back to his comments in April that many illegal immigrants come to the U.S. out of an “act of love.”

“Except for those deserving few who may demonstrate true cause for asylum or protection from sex trafficking, these children must be returned to their homes in Central America,” Bush wrote.

hRead more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/jeb-bush-immigration-crisis-children-border-109321.html

Let me try to unpack his statements.

“Now is the time for House Republicans to demonstrate leadership on this issue,”

You don’t get it, do you? This is a crisis of Obama’s making. We have zero trust in him to enforce law. Now you want a new one. Congress cannot even trust him with a new law, much less enforce the ones we have.

“the latest consequence of the failure of President [Barack] Obama and Congress to overhaul America’s broken immigration system.”

Obama took the liberty to change the law already. That’s what caused this crisis.

“The best antidote to illegal immigration is a functioning system of legal immigration.”

Look, Jeb, you seem like a smart guy. You do realize these people ignore and break our law now? Shouldn’t someone be blaming “enforcement” of the law? (lack of)

“Except for those deserving few who may demonstrate true cause for asylum or protection from sex trafficking, these children must be returned to their homes in Central America.”

Sounds like an enforcement problem to me. Or lack thereof. Instead, we’re sending signals of non-enforcement and halting deportations, and the smoke signals have hovered for a few years. They are coming in the hopes of changing the law and receiving amnesty. So the only answer then is changing the law?

Someone please show Jeb to the door. Two people in one family was quite enough. He sounds like Obama, for Pete’s sake, blaming Congress for what Obama did. That’s right, he wants to run alright but he doesn’t want to be stained by the current political environment. He wants the road cleared and paved ahead of him.

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Clergy and NYT right on cue

U.S. Religious Leaders Embrace Cause of Immigrant Children

By MICHAEL PAULSONJULY 23, 2014 | NYT

After protesters shouting “Go home” turned back busloads of immigrant mothers and children in Murrieta, Calif., a furious Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, the Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, sat down at his notepad and drafted a blog post detailing his shame at the episode, writing, “It was un-American; it was unbiblical; it was inhumane.”

When the governor of Iowa, Terry E. Branstad, said he did not want the migrants in his state, declaring, “We can’t accept every child in the world who has problems,” clergy members in Des Moines held a prayer vigil at a United Methodist Church to demonstrate their desire to make room for the refugees.

The United States’ response to the arrival of tens of thousands of migrant children, many of them fleeing violence and exploitation in Central America, has been symbolized by an angry pushback from citizens and local officials who have channeled their outrage over illegal immigration into opposition to proposed shelter sites. But around the nation, an array of religious leaders are trying to mobilize support for the children, saying the nation can and should welcome them. …Plenty More

 

As I have been talking about, and with an upcoming civil disobedience rally coming up to top it off. I would have one question for them. If this is their position then will they accept the responsibility for more coming? Wait, I know the answer. But I meant are they going to accept blame for more of them coming because of their actions?

So Obama that would not even visit the border that he is responsible for is now down in favorability partly from this, partly just because of his many scandals. They need to raise support for Obama and his policies which caused the mess. Send out the support wagons and have press push it. He wouldn’t say or do anything to halt the problem, yet expects people go out to push public opinion.

Oh, do you see him or this administration even talking about Christians being persecuted on a massive scale around the world? They can’t advocate on that. Quite the opposite, the silence speaks volumes. Obama won’t even intervene for a US soldier in a Mexican prison. What about all the rest of us who have to endure all the affects of Obama’s border crisis?

So they are getting their “anger” up. The anger should be at Obama for causing this.

Soaking in the “summer of scandal” heat

(so grab a cool one… and catch up on things)

bbq grill photo: BBQ Grill B-BQgrill.jpg

Hats off to the designer of this masterpiece. Who says the sauce is the boss?

Okay, its summertime after all, and I for one am feeling particularly festive after half time. Yep, the 4th of July is said to be summer’s half way marker.  So enjoy what you can of the balance. And as a special seasonal bonus, remember Congress goes on recess in August. That should sort of make you feel like you’re saving money while noticing those skyrocketing vacation costs.

Now if you’re in the same seasonal mood, I hope you are at least throwing the burgers on the grill as liberally as Obama’s administration is piling up scandals. Not even halfway through their summer of scandal and they’ve added another one to their menu, a border crisis to rival any other. As this one kicks off with the customary fanfare you’ve come to expect from this administration, remember like wine they only get better with age. And this one has not reached its peak vintage yet. (click for mood music)

Time for another installment of the “summer of scandal”. Brought to you by our fine sponsor, DNC and its many affiliates. Special guest appearances of Eric Holder and his rock ’em-sock ’em DOJ. While Eric was out calling the play by play games, he gave us the hint of the planning involved in this show.

Crack open a Dr Pepper and throw another burger on the Bar-b. Add this one to your repertoire of scandals.

Eric Holder: ‘We are at a dangerous time’

By Dana Ford, CNN | July 14, 2014

(CNN) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is worried about wholes that are greater than the sum of their parts.

Take, for instance, the current mix of bomb-makers from Yemen with foreign fighters in Syria.

“That’s a deadly combination, where you have people who have the technical know-how along with the people who have this kind of fervor to give their lives in support of a cause that is directed at the United States and directed at its allies. And it’s something that gives us really extreme, extreme concern,” he told ABC’s “This Week.”

He estimated there are about 7,000 foreign fighters in Syria, coming from places like Europe and the United States.

“In some ways, it’s more frightening than anything I think I’ve seen as attorney general,” he said. “This is a situation that we can see developing and the potential that I see coming up, the negative potential I see coming out of the facts in Syria and Iraq now, are quite concerning,” he said.

Does his boss know he’s out there dissing their foreign policy achievements?  Maybe its like that guy trying to lure you into the side-show at the carnival with all the hype.

And threats from that part of the world aren’t the only ones Holder has to worry about. He also fears potential attacks on planes.

This month, the Transportation Security Administration said that security screeners at overseas airports may ask U.S.-bound passengers to turn on their electronic devices to prove they work and aren’t explosive devices.

So every electronic device is a potential weapon. One may ask where was his concern about this a year ago?

They won’t allow devices without power on board planes. The traveler may then undergo additional screening.

It’s part of an update to security measures aimed at combating potential new threats from terrorists in the Middle East and Europe.

“This is not a test … We’re doing something in reaction to things that we have detected,” Holder told ABC about the upgrades.

“We are at a dangerous time,” he said.

U.S. attorney general urges new laws to prevent terror from returning fighters. CNN

Do you hear that, Obama, “this is not a test”?

I get the new ever-changing security threats stuff. Those rascally terrorists are creative. So why does the invasion on the Southern border not have alarm bells going off in his mind?  Why does border security need to stand down in the face of real ever-evolving threats? And at this most “dangerous time”?

Hello: “wholes that are greater than the sum of their parts”… just saying. Remember my “Gestalt effect.”

Oh so other countries airport security may be taking precautions but our own US security in this country takes a big fat pass. In fact, they put out the welcome flag.  Scabies and lice – check, TB or diseases — checkaroony.  Other than Mexicans — check. Spotting literature of jihadists traveling across the border – check. What are we missing for potential threats? No, I think we got most of them, right here flowing across the border. Reports are coming out that some of the recently “documented” illegals are using their new papers for air travel. I wonder how that factors into Eric Holders fearful brain?

Well on the other hand, maybe we can cut Eric some slack. He said these are threats they have detected.  So maybe he just hadn’t gotten around to noticing the tens of thousands of OTM pouring across our border, with who knows what, or plans for who knows what? He’ll probably get around to that info, soon, like how out of the loop he was on Fast and Furious. It just takes a while for it to work up the chain of command. The fact that Fox News has been reporting on it is probably a tip-off that it’s just BS like all those other scandals which he refuses to take action on.

Keep an eye on that sunburn.

(Photo credit)

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Obama’s Denial Doctrine in full view

Washington Times:

“When folks say they’re frustrated with Congress, let’s be clear about what the problem is. I’m just telling the truth now. I don’t have to run for office again, so I can just, you know, let it rip,” the president said. “So far this year, Republicans in Congress have blocked or voted down every serious idea to strengthen the middle class.”

Specifically, Mr. Obama blasted Republicans for opposing a hike in the nation’s minimum wage to $10.10, not backing the administration’s plan to pour billions of dollars into infrastructure and other agenda items.

He also mocked House Speaker John A. Boehner’s plan to sue him for executive overreach.

“Sue him. Impeach him. Really? Really? For what? You’re going to sue me for doing my job? OK. I mean, think about that. You’re going to use taxpayer money to sue me for doing my job while you don’t do your job,” Mr. Obama said. “I’ve got a better idea — do something.”

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There is a river of denial running through the White House, and right down Pennsylvania Ave. Obama is out to blame anyone he can. He makes a complete mockery out of the Constitutional process. (they were supposed to be laugh lines)

But wait, he goes 300 miles from the border to rant and never mentions the border crisis? What detached discombobulation. Then says “lets be clear about what the problem is” without wanting to even see the problem crisis. That was the best SNL line I ever heard.

Oh well, who cares, certainly not him? He’s off to Martha’s Vineyard with the First Bitch. So what does a crisis matter? No crises exist on Martha’s Vineyard, where everyone will be wrapped in pomp and circumstance. “The border, what border?” Where T-time means “Tee-time”. The only border he’s worried about is on the fairway.

Obama “just telling the truth now”?  I have a bridge and a border for sale.

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Sounds like someone is trying to match words

“Now we have an absolute humanitarian catastrophe on our hands as well as a homeland security issue,” Gov. Perry said, calling on the federal government to step in.

Ten days or so later, Obama said:
“We now have an actual humanitarian crisis on the border that only underscores the need to drop the politics …”

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One answer to Obama

We are now at a great crossroads, we’ve been here for a while. Now for all Obama’s criticism, rhetoric, and complaints about his favorite whipping post, Republicans, there is one response to it all. We need to hear it echoed from every rooftop to anything he says.

The answer to it all is “Obama, people can’t trust you”. They can’t trust him to enforce the laws now. He won’t enforce the laws we have, but he demands new law. Congress can’t trust him to enforce new legislation. You can’t trust him to uphoild anything, including his word. You can’t trust him to fix a problem.

He’s rewritten his own namesake law so many times, he’s declared others broken, he’s ignored others, he’s refused to enforce still others. And he rewrites what Congress passes to suit his fancy.

So he stands there complaining congress won’t fix something, or won’t send him something, or won’t work with him. The answer is “We can’t trust you, Obama.” There is no good faith or credit there, and the people don’t trust or believe him. That is the response he should get to anything he says or asks.

Now Obama says “we’ve actually got a humanitarian crisis on the border now”.

Is he proud because he caused it?

Crying over spilled borders — pretending to — Obama said:

We now have an actual humanitarian crisis on the border that only underscores the need to drop the politics and fix our immigration system once and for all. In recent weeks, we’ve seen a surge of unaccompanied children arrive at the border, brought here and to other countries by smugglers and traffickers.

Today, I sent a letter to congressional leaders asking that they work with me to address the urgent humanitarian challenge on the border, and support the immigration and Border Patrol agents who already apprehend and deport hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants every year. And understand, by the way, for the most part, this is not a situation where these children are slipping through. They’re being apprehended. But the problem is, is that our system is so broken, so unclear that folks don’t know what the rules are.

Why would they know what the “rules”– Law –is since he’s been playing legislator?

“We can’t trust you !”

“We can’t trust you !”

“We can’t trust you !”

And Congress can’t trust you !

From the Jackson Sun: “Obama’s strategy of division”

Divide and conquer sums up President Obama’s political strategy on immigration: Stop deportations. It will inflame conservatives and appease Latinos.

The more conservatives are angered, the less chance genuine reform will have in the House. And the more Latinos are appeased by the end of deportations, the more they will be drawn to the Democrats.

It’s as skillful a move as any ricochet shot in a pool hall. By widening the gap between Latinos and conservatives — through a deliberate refusal to enforce immigration laws — he hurts the country and helps his party.

The cornerstone of any Republican approach to immigration reform is to prevent a continuing influx of illegal immigrants from abroad even as those who have already arrived are, at least partially, assimilated. Republicans are generally willing to grant those here illegally the ability to work without fearing deportation. But they are not willing to concede a path to citizenship and voting.

All Republicans are concerned that any form of amnesty in the U.S. will only serve to catalyze a heavier flow of foreigners to come here illegally. The recent influx of unaccompanied children from Central America makes this tendency manifest.

The key question for Republicans has always been: Can we trust the administration to seal the border? More>

We know that answer….very well. Just repeat it.
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Murrieta the example

 

A NY Times article made sure to describe Murrieta as “middle-class conservative”.

“Nowhere have the Central American immigrants been met with such tremendous anger as they have here, in this middle-class conservative community about 90 miles southeast of Los Angeles.”

What difference does it make what type of city or town it is? But it says nothing about what type people the illegals are. Who knows? Isn’t it funny how that works? Suddenly the citizens of the community are scrutinized under a microscope instead of the problem.

And racism? It wouldn’t matter who or what nationality they were. But the fact is they are who they are. They could be Canadians, Costa Ricans, Argentineans or Brazilians.(by nationality not race) The same questions and problems would result. But they aren’t.

Murrieta already has a 25% Latino population. So don’t claim the racist crap. If they bussed in white transients from LA, and dumped them off, it would be the same problem and a similar reaction. Then to have the resources of the community left to deal with it is just crazy.

“We didn’t ask for this problem — it was just dumped at our doorstep,” said Mayor Alan Long, who has lived here most of his life and told residents he planned to send a “fat bill” to President Obama. “This is a nationwide problem, and little Murrieta has taken the lead.”

Why is it when they come here, or Mexicans already here, always refer to “our people”? Yet when anyone generalizes who they are, they complain about stereotyping their people. I see TV commercials by Latino organizations talking about expressing the voice and speaking up for “our people”. Really, what about speaking up for Americans? That seems to be frowned on.

A local resident objected saying:

“We came here because they are attacking our people, people just like us,” said Ana Larios, 42, a Mexican immigrant who moved to Murrieta with her children from Los Angeles nearly a decade ago. “I never knew people felt this way until now. It’s shocking and embarrassing.”

Funny, if she didn’t notice anything, it makes the case for the community. Ten years and she didn’t feel it because it isn’t there. Now she wants to imply some sort of racism after admitting that there is none.

I saw a sign somewhere: ‘justice not deportation’. Since when is deportation injustice?

Ref: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/04/us/influx-of-central-american-migrants-roils-murrieta-calif.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

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Win, lose or draw straws

Obama is under the gun. You’d think to hear him talk that conservatives and Republicans are his biggest opposition. Not so according to the Supreme Court’s decisions.

He lost a series of decisions.

Lawyers said the government traditionally averages about a 70 percent winning percentage before the high court. Its advantages are so great that the Justice Department’s chief Supreme Court attorney, the solicitor general, is dubbed the “10th Justice.” — WT

“He was found to be in violation of the Fourth Amendment on privacy, then another case found him in violation of separation of powers. Now he’s been found in violation of religious rights in the First Amendment,” said George Washington law professor Johnathon Turley.

He suffered a blow on the union decision. The Massachusetts decision on abortion clinic protest restrictions was roundly defeated. While those were not Obama himself it was a defeat for the left. He is the most pro-abortion president we’ve had.

In fact, according to Washington Times, Obama has been “winning just more than a third of the cases in which it was involved.”

But during the 2012-13 term, which began in October and ended Wednesday, the court rejected Mr. Obama’s arguments on property rights, affirmative action, voting rights and other issues.

“Despite some notable victories, the Obama administration has had an unusually poor batting average at the high court,” said Adam Winkler, a constitutional law professor at UCLA. “Like last year, the Obama administration lost more cases than it won.”

As he is also getting smacked from other places on the world stage — Putin and Russia, polls on his own foreign policy, the Middle East caliphate crunch, the immigration crisis — he dismisses those, yet portrays himself as a victim of Republicans in Congress.

This victim status is highly convenient and critical to his overall strategy. Portraying himself as a victim allows others to play the race card. At a time where he continues to make good on his threats of unilateral action, in spite of getting a smack down from SCOTUS, he now promises even more executive action ahead.

So painting himself the victim is convenient — act like a victim while staging an attack. Democrats encourage unilateral action, and Sen. Durbin says Obama will “borrow power” from Congress on immigration.  Rep. Luis Gutierrez said Tuesday that President Barack Obama has the power to “heal” undocumented immigrants. But what will heal the US?

The “Executive pen” never runs out of ink. And we don’t seem to run out of tolerance.

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