Thursday, June 21, 2018
President Trump Respects Children, Borders, and the Rule of Law While Democrats Flaunt the Law, Want Open Borders, and Use Children as Political Pawns
IT ISN'T NEWS BUT WE NEED TO SUPPORT TRUMP -- HE IS RIGHT ABOUT IMMIGRATION. Congress is finally trying to do somthhing useful but it seems doomed to failure. • • • THE HOUSE CONSIDERS TWO IMMIGRATION BILLS. Republicans will consider two bills on Thursday. One is a compromise measure worked out between conservatives and centrists. The other is a more conservative alternative. We have seen in the past few days that most House Republicans are timid about the whole immigration issue -- ever since the ProgDems made it a Fake News story about children being separated from their parents (alleged parents) at the border. President Trump finally gave in and signed an executive order on Wednesday ending those separations, but is also calling for Congress to do its duty and pass legislation. The problem is that ProgDems are not going to help pass any bill that reduces the influx of illegal immigrants -- because ProgDems are open-border traitors to America who are only interested in stacking the deck in their favor when elections roll aorund and illegals are helped onto the Democrat voter rolls. • Reprsentative Zoe Lofgren, a California Democrat, told TheHill on Thursday that she doesn't believe Republicans have the votes to pass either immigration bill. Lofgren, the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, told reporters over coffee that the GOP would likely still put up the bills up for a vote, even though they know they're likely to fail. Lofgren said Republicans will seek a procedural win that would sideline a discharge petition -- a motion to force a vote while sidestepping leadership -- put forth by GOP moderates. • The rules surrounding discharge petitions require that if a conservative bill proposed by Representative Bob Goodlatte gets through the Rules Committee, the petition will be terminated. The discharge petition's near-success -- it has 216 of the required 218 signatures -- set off the current immigration debate and forced conservative Republicans to negotiate with centrists in the Party. Centrist Represnetative Ryan Costello, a Pennsylvnaia Republican who is retiring, said on Thursday that a tweet from President Trump will undermine efforts to get wavering Republicans on board with the compromise immigration plan. President Trump had tweeted earlier Thursday to re-inforce his call to end the filibuster in the Senate, venting his frustration as his immigration agenda has hit a stalemate on Capitol Hill. • Representative Mark Meadows, the North Carolina Republican who is chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and talks with the President daily, said he is “not optimistic” that either immigration bill that the House is considering on Thursday will pass. Meadosws told TheHill : “I think at this point the more conservative bill doesn’t get to 218. It’s still up in the air whether the more moderate bill gets to 218. If I were to have to handicap it right now at this particular point this morning,” he added, “I would say no, it’s not.” The compromise measure would provide a path to citizenship for so-called (DACA) Dreamers who were brought to the US illegally as children, earmark $25 billion for President Trump’s border wall and other security measures, and stop the separation of undocumented families at the border. Many conservatives are fighting the compromise bill ahead of Thursday’s vote, fearful they’ll be attacked from the right if they back it. Conservative groups, including NumbersUSA and Heritage Action, are labeling the compromise bill as “amnesty” for providing a path to citizenship for up to 1.8 million Dreamers. Meadows says he has patched over his floor argument with Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday -- Meadows was furious that the final immigration package left out several provisions that had been agreed to during earlier negotiations. Conservatives are also angry that their GOP House leadership is bringing the original version of the Goodlatte bill to the floor instead of a modified version. Meadows noted on Thursday that some conservatives are reluctant to go out on a limb and support the compromise measure because the legislation would go nowhere in the Senate : “There’s a lot of us willing to vote for this bill and maybe walk the plank, but it’s going nowhere in the Senate. I’m not even sure they’re going to bring it up.” But Meadows did predict that Congress would act on a stand-alone fix to prevent children from being separated from their parents at the border, even though Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to stop the controversial policy by allowing children to stay with detained parents. Meadows said : “I think ultimately, we’ve got to fix it legislatively. But I do believe a more narrow bill will pass the House and Senate.” • • • CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS SUPPORT TRUIMP. Fox News' Laura Ingraham interviewed the Virginia GOP Representative Dave Brat on Wednesday. Brat flailed Democrats for wanting "a campaign issue, not a solution." Brat noted that Democrats who called the separation of illegal immigrant parents and children inhumane immediately attacked the President’s executive order because it calls for keeping families together while prosecutors pursue charges against the parents. FACT: Brat said Democrats would not work with Trump earlier this year when he offered amnesty for 1.8 million illegal immigrants brought to America as children -- and are not working with a handful of Republicans who maneuvered to force a vote on an amnesty plan over the objections of House Republican leaders. Democrats also rejected proposals by GOP Senator Ted Cruz and Representative Meadows to end the separation of families at the border. Brat was adamant : "“The net conclusion is, what do they want? They want an issue in November. They don’t really want to help these kids. They don’t want to unify families; we’ve got bills to do that. They don’t want a rational immigration policy.” • Trying to blame the GOP for the border mess, Texas-based immigration lawyer Francisco Hernandez said on the same Fox show that human smuggling has become big business for organized crime in Central America : "It is a lot more profitable and a lot less dangerous for the traffickers than drugs. It costs about $10,000 per person to be smuggled from Central America....By the time they reach the border, it's the point of no return. They're not going back. The problem here is the administration tried to send a message, to tell people, 'Don't come, because we're going to separate you from your families, from your children.' But the people were already three to six months into their trek." The left-leaning Hernandez said the US should give renewable work permits to foreigners so they do not have to bring their families. • Brat rejected Hernandez' argument, noting that Democrats would not join Republican Senators who tried to craft a compromise that would codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for illegal immigrants brought to America as children. Brat told Ingraham : "That's baloney. Six months ago in January...the Senate Democrats shut down government over this issue, right?. They said, 'Give us 700,000 DACA.' And we said, 'OK, we'll compromise. We'll meet you halfway.' And they said, 'No.' " • Brat predicted neither of the two immigration proposals Thursday would pass in the House on Thursday. He also criticized compromise legislation pushed by House GOP leaders that would give amnesty to DACA recipients in exchange for border wall funding and certain reforms to the legal immigration system : "It doesn't have the four pillars that Trump wanted. It doesn't end chain migration. It ends two of the five categories. It doesn't really get rid of the lottery system. There's no E-Verify. It doesn't take care of sanctuary cities." • A top White House aide on Wednesday again said that Congress to address immigration laws, one day after President Trump signed the executive order to halt the practice of separating families at the border. Mercedes Schlapp, White House director of strategic communications, said on Hill.TV’s “Rising” that despite the President’s reversal after days of declaring “only Congress” can address family separation, he’s still looking to lawmakers to pass additional immigration reform. Schlapp said : “We know that the only way we can find a fix to this problem is if Congress acts.” She indicated the two bills that up for a vote in the House Thursday would meet the Trump administration’s standards for border security and other reforms. She said they would also close a loophole that has led to families being separated. However, she acknowledged that if either bill passes the House, it would face a difficult road in the Senate : "The action’s going to be right now, it lies in the hands of the House of Representatives, they’re looking obviously to whip those votes and see if they can get it through the House. Then we have the uphill battle with the Senate.” She added : “What the President wants is he wants to see Congress take action on this issue. For too long, for too many decades there has been little to no action made in terms of closing our borders.” • • • THE REPUBLICANS ASKING TRUMP TO OFFER OPEN BORDERS. On Tuesday, Breitbart published a list of Republican Senators demanding that President Trump end border enforcement. Thirteen Republican Senators wrote to President Trump asking him to halt immigration enforcement at the United States-Mexico border until they can pass legislation closing a legal loophole, perhaps leaving the border open for years. In a letter by Senator Orrin Hatch, he and 12 other Republican Senators have taken the extreme, open borders position that the Trump administration should release every illegal alien who crosses the southern border with a child into the interior of the US. Their plan would create a completely open border until the Republican-controlled Congress passes legislation that allows children to be detained with the border-crossing adults that they arrived in the US with. The Hatch letter read : “We, therefore, ask you to halt implementation of the Department’s zero tolerance policy while Congress works out a solution that enables faster processing of individuals who enter our country illegally without requiring the forced, inhumane separation of children from their parents,” the letter signed by the 13 Republican Senators states. “We believe a reasonable path forward can be found that accommodates the need to enforce our laws while holding true to other, equally essential values.” Here is the list of all the Republican Senators who signed the letter demanding open borders : Orrin Hatch (R-UT), John McCain (R-AZ), Pat Roberts (R-KS), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Bob Corker (R-TN), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), John Boozman (R-AR), Dean Heller (R-NV), Cory Gardner (R-CO), James Lankford (R-OK), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Rob Portman (R-OH). All names to remember the next time they are on a ballot near you !!! • • • A CRASH COURSE IN PROGDEM IMMIGRATION GOALS. American Thinker's Peter Barry Chowka provided the information on Thursday : "For years -- decades, actually -- the Democrats have been facilitating the invasion of our country by millions of people who are from, as President Trump once reportedly described them, 's-hole countries.' The constantly cited figure of '11 million illegal immigrants' is a joke. It has remained constant for more than a decade, while new waves of illegal immigrants arrive annually. There are more likely tens of millions of illegal aliens here. In California, according to the LA Times of July 8, 2015, non-Hispanic whites are now in the minority, having been outnumbered by Latinos, AKA 'people of color.' Little of this profound demographic shift is a result of legal immigration. This recent wave of immigrants, coming from poor countries with repressive backward regimes, as a rule do not believe in the laws and the importance and supremacy of the founding documents of this country, including the Constitution. Our domestic politics is increasingly manipulated by, and now follows and reflects, this profound demographic shift. Soon, living in the United States will totally be like living in...Mexico and Central America. (In 2017, the most powerful Democrat in the California legislature -- open borders activist and California state Senate president pro tem Kevin de León -- bragged that 'half his family' was in the country illegally, using false documents, and eligible for deportation.'....Many of the separated 'migrant children,' who are now being highlighted in the mainstream media as a story that might actually stick to President Trump, arrive without any experience, skills, or training to prepare them to live in a first-world country. As Breitbart reported on June 15 about a visit to the government facility in El Cajón, California, where migrant children are being housed : They are also given toiletries and lessons in hygiene -- literally how to flush a toilet, brush their teeth, and operate the shower, which some of the children may have never seen in their lives." • Chowka says the agenda of the Democrats and open borders advocates is now to push to finish the job and to make open borders the legal, as opposed to only the de facto, status quo : "The reason is simple : millions more illegals means millions of additional reliable votes for Democrats in their plan to make the United States a one-party socialist country like what they have achieved in the state of California in less than two decades as the result of the invasion of illegals there, most of whom can now vote." • In addition, according to Chowka : "The additional and broader intention of the activists is to de-criminalize most crimes so the jails will be emptied of people of color, who constitute prison populations far out of proportion to their numbers -- because they disproportionately commit crimes, particularly crimes committed by people of one race against another. They have already started to do this in California and other states, with unpleasant consequences." Chowka cites a June 19 in The Federalist that confirms the Democrats' intention to stop punishing crimes committed not only by illegals, but by all criminal 'parents,' especially ones who happen to be people of color. The Federalist reports that a bill introduced in the US Senate -- the "Keep Families Together Act" -- endorsed by every Democrat in the U.S. Senate : "...would actually prevent federal law enforcement agencies almost anywhere inside the United States from arresting and detaining criminals who are parents having nothing to do with unlawfully crossing the border and seeking asylum." • According to a 2014 fact sheet by Rutgers University : "More than 2.7 million children in the US have an incarcerated parent. That is 1 in 28 children....One in 9 African American children (11.4%), 1 in 28 Hispanic children (3.5%), and 1 in 57 white children (1.8%) in the United States have an incarcerated parent." • In New York, Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo recently engineered restoring voting rights to convicted felons -- a partisan politically driven move that added 35,000 voters to the election rolls. (Cuomo is up for re-election in November.) • Chowka rpeorts : "On June 19, the Los Angeles Times reported in an article by Jaweed Kaleem that Austin, Texas, a Progressive city, has declared itself the first "Freedom City" in Texas, in a challenge to Texas's state law passed last year that forbids localities from declaring themselves "sanctuary cities." City Council members unanimously passed two resolutions last week that will restrict police attempts to question immigrants about their status and curtail arrests for nonviolent crimes. One of the new city resolutions requires officers who question immigrants about status to also say that their questions about immigration need not be answered. The other resolution directs police to avoid arrests for misdemeanors, including those for smoking marijuana, having drug paraphernalia, and taking part in petty theft -- crimes that city data shows frequently end in arrests of black and Latino residents. While Austin is among the country's first so-called freedom cities, it's part of a wider movement around decriminalizing low-level offenses and decreasing arrests. According to Local Progress, a national network of progressive city officials, some council members in El Paso and Dallas are also considering 'freedom city' proposals. 'Poor people of color in our city are over-punished and over-incarcerated,' said Greg Casar, an Austin City Councilman who pushed for the resolutions. 'If people are being arrested less, we can also prevent people from being put in the deportation pipeline.' " • As Chowka states -- in recent years, law-breaking no longer carries consequences for the preferred classes – whether they are entrenched politicians, high-level Deep State bureaucrats, or illegal alien invaders. Just ask Kate Steinle's surviving relatives about that." • • • DEMOCRATS HYPOCRISY TOWARD CHILDREN. To start, Democrats -- who are literally crying over 2,000 children being cared for while their parents face deportation trials for entering the US illegally -- these same Democrats have for decades supported abortion -- killing children. They do it by ignoring science and morality in order to dehumanize unborn children. Since the 1960s, liberals and Progressives across the US have won elections by promising to keep legal their wicked “final solution” for those who want to be able to do whatever they wish in the sexual realm. For Democrats, children are only a concern when the timing is right -- when the political benefits are favorable for Democrats. Hillary Clinotn ran on a platform that supported abortion up to birth -- SHE LOST. Trevor Grant Thomas wrote this week in Americna Thinker : "The Democrat Party exists on dependency, and people that escape it pose a problem. So don’t buy that the Democrats care about separated families. Because, after all… the Democrat Party literally subsidized single motherhood in the black community for decades. It was called AFDC. The Democrat Party promoted a welfare policy that gave single women additional money for every child they had. The father need not ever be around. In many cases, the father was not even known, the father was not even identified because the Democrat Party assumed the role. If you want to talk about honestly separating families, the Democrat Party wrote the book on it and promoted it and campaigned on it and won elections on the basis of separated families where the government took over the economic responsibilities of the father." • Thomas adds that the LGBT ascendancy in US schools and society is part of the Democrat policy of usign children as pawns : "Working in concert with the welfare state is the wicked sexual agenda of the left. Whether pornography, promiscuity, or the LGBT agenda, since at least the middle of the twentieth century, the many sexual perversions of liberalism have wrought decades of death and destruction upon children, adults, and families alike in America. Among other tragic consequences, this has led to rampant divorce, disease, and out-of-wedlock births -- which, among other terrible outcomes, has given us violence, crime, filthy and deadly neighborhoods, dangerous and ineffective schools, and the like. What’s more, fatherlessness is the leading cause of poverty in the US In their efforts to buy votes and remain in power, Democrats have doomed generations of American children to growing up poor. Not being content with destroying marriage and family as God gave it to us, liberals have taken the previously unthinkable and duped tens of millions of Americans -- including those occupying the highest court in our land -- into accepting it, or even embracing it, as normal. We were deceptively told that, since no harm comes to others, 'consenting adults' ought to be able to do as they wish in their bedrooms. Ignoring the eternal truths of their Creator, when 'consenting adults' do as they wish, it’s often children who suffer the most. Millions of American children today are suffering under the myriad of lies pushed by the perverse LGBT agenda. Some are in homes without a mother or a father simply because liberals decided that it was within their “right” to redefine the oldest institution in the history of humanity. Tens of millions of US children who are stuck in government schools are not only being taught that homosexuality and same-sex 'marriage' are normal, but that biology doesn’t determine a person’s sex. Because of liberalism, children are being read to by drag queens, 'entertained' by drag queens, and even turned into drag queens! Because of liberalism, children in government schools are being provided with a study guide on transgenderism that instructs kids that a gender-deluded lifestyle is just another choice for a young person to make. Because of liberalism, children in government schools are being provided with a George Soros-funded 'sexual health toolkit' that, among other immoralities, and in spite of the significant health disparities suffered by homosexual teens, instructs them on homosexual behavior, including sodomy. Because of liberalism, those who wish to flee the immoral and unhealthy homosexual lifestyle are being hindered from doing so....If we can’t trust liberals to instruct children properly on who is a male and who is a female; if we can’t trust liberals to tell the truth on something as old and foundational as marriage and the family; if we can’t trust liberals to work to ensure that children are raised by a mother and a father; if we can’t trust liberals to protect children from sexual perversion; if we can’t trust liberals to guard the very lives of the most helpless and innocent among us, we should trust them on nothing when it comes to “the children.” • AMEN. • • • PRESIDENT TRUMP NEEDS OUR SUPPORT ON THE IMMIGRATION AND CHILDREN ISSUE. He will get 'zero' support from ProgDems. The executive order signed by Trump on Wednesday will almost certainly be overruled in court. To untangle the mess of misinformation that has come out over the past few days, we must review the legal history and motivations of the people involved. The RENO v. FLORES settlement agreement of 1997, which states (among other things) that children detained by immigration authorities must be released “without unnecessary delay” to an acceptable recipient, with parents and legal guardians preferred. Facilities, such as those seen on the news, are other options when nothing better is available....a minor cannot be detained while a parent is awaiting due process. When immigration enforcers find a family that is breaking the law, they legally must either separate the family, release the family, or release the family with a court date, and hope the family appears for a trial they know they will lose. Most people can see how a pre-trial release of “undocumented” immigrants who have already broken the law once, and don’t have government records to help find them if they fail to appear, will be functionally equivalent to just releasing them -- the Obama "catch and release" policy that simply let all illegal immigrants arriving with children escape into the US to disappear forever. • In a recent speech, Democrat Senate leader Chuck Schumer, who is supposedly against separation of families, insisted that he would not vote for any bills allowing families who were arrested together to be in the same detention facility -- because he would rather keep the pressure on President Trump. Schumer's goal is to use the current media outrage to force President Trump to end his zero-tolerance policy for illegal immigrants. But, releasing all illegal immigrants crossing into the US with a child they claim to be their own is suicide -- it invites smugglers of both drugs and humans to exploit this national security loophole. • American Thinker 's Monica Showalter wrote on Wednesday : "For the left, it's finally springtime. After months in the political wilderness, followed by the crushed hopes for the great blue wave, leftists are finally getting a grip on an issue they can pin on President Trump: family separations among detained illegal border-crossers. They're going wild with this issue, and the press is running stories about it nonstop, complete with crying children to tug at the heartstrings. But there are signs it's getting to be too much for them, driving them to overplay their hand. The child migrant crisis they have drummed up, with media cameras shamelessly exploiting the faces of crying children (they blank out unconsenting children's faces otherwise) separated from their parents, at first glance seems to be the magic bullet they've been looking for. Many Republicans, for instance, are caving on the real issue, which is border enforcement, hastily offering up new legislation that incentivizes more illegal border-crossing. Many are condemning the migrant separations and blaming Trump, too. It's a panicked response to polls showing public approval numbers dropping, and never mind that the issue itself is problematic, not quite what the left's narrative says it is, premised on laws enacted well before President Trump took office and enforced the same way by past Presidents. Only Trump is getting the blame for a now saturation-coverage situation. Instead of fighting back, as Trump does, the Republicans are caving, and this emboldens the left. Yes, indeed -- this is what passes for springtime for the Trump-hating left." • BUT, Showalter says : "Signs are emerging that this euphoria on the other side is not going to last long....foreigners are thinking twice about coming here illegally, which is the point of border enforcement. (The left is upset about this.) Most important, the left is doing what it always does, which is overplaying its hand, going overboard, diving off the deep end, something that will guarantee a turnaround in public sentiment. Leftists are starting to do lunatic things, actually, and on multiple fronts....The Twitter account of Occupy Wall Street published a cartoon Monday promoting the murder of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents....Peter Fonda urging his fellow leftists to target the children of ICE agents in their schools and to cage Bannon Trump with pedophiles....These people are becoming unglued....this kind of behavior designed to bludgeon Trump into submission won't win any voter hearts and minds for Democrats....Lefty TV host Lawrence O'Donnell was crying about the children on his broadcast, making a spectacle of himself to persuade voters to reject President Trump. Because he bawled. He was joined in that activity by the lizard-tough MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, who bawled for the cameras, too....Is that going to persuade voters to abandon President Trump and support open borders? Quite likely, the opposite. It's hysteria. And an overplaying of one's hand. This is what the left has repeatedly done in its Wile-E.-Coyote quest to Get Trump. It's not going to work this time, either, but leftists sure are making a spectacle of themselves as they do it. Call it 'Peak Left.' " • • • DEAR READERS, President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to allow children to stay with parents caught crossing the border illegally -- moving to stop the family separations that have triggered a national outcry and political crisis for Republicans. The measure would allow children to stay in detention with parents for an extended period of time. Meanwhile, congressional Republicans scramble to draft legislation to address the same issue, but face challenges getting enough votes. In signing the EO, Trump said he wants to keep families together while also enforcing border security. He vowed his administration's "zero tolerance" policy for illegal immigration would continue. Trump, talking about the EO earlier in the day during a meeting with lawmakers, said the move would "be matched by legislation." He also said he's canceling the upcoming congressional picnic, adding: "It didn't feel exactly right to me." • The media coverage reached a fevered pitch on Monday with ProgDem propagandist networks coordinating their attacks by sending anchors to the detention centers in Texas. President Trump had seen enough. He responded to the media’s manufactured outrage by stating that he would not repeat the mistakes of previous administrations who refused to enforce immigration law : “Not on my watch. The United States will not be a migrant camp, and it will not be a refugee holding facility.” Trump’s position -- that Obama’s policy of “catch and release” under which illegal aliens are released into America after being given a court date for a deportation hearing is a magnet that only encourages more illegal immigration -- is backed up by the experts....We want safety and we want security for our country. If the Democrats would sit down instead of obstructing, we could have something done very quickly...We’re stuck with these horrible laws...We have the worst immigration laws in the entire world...You see about child separation; you see what’s going on there. But just remember, a country without borders is not a country at all. We need borders. We need security. We need safety. We have to take care of our people.” • We must support President Trump. Don't be fooled. Securing America's borders is a major priority of President Trump, as it is for a majority of Americans. He knows is is the only way to fix this disaster. Americans are compassionate. But, they should also be able to decide how many people to allow in without overtaxing the American people, or its schools, hospitals, and economy. • And, America is a country of laws. When one law can be broken without consequences, it encourages disrespect for all laws. Progressives apparently want to suspend the rule of law when it suits their purpose. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that ProgDems support mass immigration because the assumption is that most of the migrants will vote Democratic. Their motto -- "If Americans won't vote for Democrats, then we'll import people who will." • Pray for President Trump. He works 24/7 for America and the constitutional Republic.