Immigration, Media, Politics

Trump Invites Media to Tour Immigration Detention Centers

In the wake of Left wing pearl-clutching over detention center chain-link fencing, President Trump has announced his plan to open illegal alien centers for media tours. “What we’re going to do is I’m going to start showing some of these detention centers because – to the press. I want the press to go in and see them,” Trump said, adding that the fake news New York Times is complaining about crowded conditions but not the open borders enabling it. The Left wants its cake and to eat it, too. We cannot address the deluge at the border without having someplace to house the homeless aliens streaming across the border. Alas, common sense isn’t all that common.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

President Trump told reporters he will invite members of the media to tour the immigrant detention centers that have been scrutinized over their conditions in recent weeks.

“What we’re going to do is I’m going to start showing some of these detention centers because — to the press. I want the press to go in and see them,” Trump said Sunday before boarding Air Force One.

Trump said he spoke with acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Mark Morgan and acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan to plan for the press to visit the centers.

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Big govt, Immigration, Politics

Beto: “Bring Some of These Walls Down”

Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke called for the removal of border walls during a visit to Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Miami-Dade County in Florida during which he blamed border walls for the deaths of “thousands of people.” O’Rourke elaborated, “More walls means more suffering and more death, so no more walls. Where we can, let’s bring some of these walls down.” Yet again, Leftist idealism ignores reality; namely, the walls in such places as Israel keep the really, really bad guys at bay. Instead, Beto’s policy serves as a de facto red carpet for would-be terrorists.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Democratic presidential candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke visited the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Miami-Dade County, Florida, on Thursday and suggested America should “bring some of these walls down” that assist in the prevention of illegal immigration.

Questioned on whether he would “tear down Trump’s wall,” the former U.S. Congressman replied he “wouldn’t build any additional walls or fences.”

“We’ve got more than 600 miles of walls and fences along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border,” O’Rourke said. “Here’s the consequence of that: thousands, thousands of people have died because of these walls, they’re being pushed out into evermore treacherous stretches of the U.S.-Mexico border, attempting to cross.

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Big govt, Immigration, Politics

Senators Reach Border Security Emergency Deal

The Senate Appropriations Committee struck a deal to fund President Trump’s request for $4.5 billion to secure the U.S.-Mexico border. The funds include $3.3 billion for humanitarian aid to increase the number of shelters and care for unaccompanied minors as well as $1.1 billion for other border operations despite Democrats balking at additional Immigration and Customs Enforcement funding. The bill is expected to get a vote on the Senate floor before the Fourth of July recess, and if House Democrats kill the bill, which is expected, it’ll play right into President Trump’s reelection campaign. Good luck with all that, Nancy.

Here’s more from The Hill…

The top members of the Senate Appropriations Committee have struck a deal on President Trump’s request for more funding tied to the U.S.-Mexico border after weeks of stalemate, two aides confirmed to The Hill.

The deal — worked out between Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the top Democrat on the panel — would provide Trump more than $4.5 billion for the border funding package.

The agreement will be marked up in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday and is expected to get a vote on the Senate floor before lawmakers leave for the Fourth of July recess next week.

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Immigration, Politics

Mexico Deploys Troops to Avoid Trump’s Tariff

After getting backed into a corner by President Trump’s threats of escalating tariffs, Mexico has finally decided to send the National Guard to its southern border with Guatemala to stop the influx of illegal aliens. That doesn’t mean Mexico wants to admit it, however. “I want to explain that this deployment will take place now because until two weeks ago, we were still discussing the laws to implement the National Guard,” Mexico ambassador to the U.S. Martha Barcena Coqui told CBS’ Face the Nation. According to a Reuters report, there could be as many as 6,000 Mexican National Guardsman. In short, Mexico insists Trump totally didn’t force them to do this [insert wink].

Here’s more from Hot Air…

Mexico is going to send its National Guard to their border with Guatemala. Mexico Ambassador to the U.S Martha Bárcena Coqui told CBS’ Face the Nation their own National Guard will deploy Monday to stop illegal immigration.

I want to explain that this deployment will take place now because until two weeks ago, we were still discussing the laws to implement the National Guard. So the deployment throughout the country has been- has already begun and it will increase next Monday. So we will see how the results of the deployment of the National Guard which by the way, is not similar to the National Guard of the US.

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Courts, Immigration, Politics

Judge Trumps Pelosi’s Border Wall Stall

U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden rejected Nancy Pelosi’s Left-wing scheme to leave America’s borders wide open, ruling that the House of Representatives does not even have the standing to block the Trump administration from reallocating Defense Department funds for border wall construction. “While the Constitution bestows upon members of the House many powers, it does not grant them standing to haul the executive branch into court claiming a dilution of Congress’s legislative authority,” McFadden explained. Ignoring the national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, Pelosi and her gaggle of low-IQ colleagues attempted to challenge the allocations as harming Congress’ constitutional power of the purse.

Here’s more from The Daily Caller…

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Monday ruled against House Democrats who tried to block the Trump administration from reallocating Defense Department funds for a border wall.

U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden said the House of Representatives does not have standing to bring the challenge, calling it a political fight between two branches.

“While the Constitution bestows upon members of the House many powers, it does not grant them standing to hale the executive branch into court claiming a dilution of Congress’s legislative authority,” McFadden’s decision reads.

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Immigration, Issues

AFRICANS Wade into Texas

A new video from Customs and Border Protection confirms that it’s not just Central Americans fleeing alleged “gang violence” to breach our borders. The video shows the “first large group”-116 in total-from Angola, Cameroon, and Congo wading across the Rio Grande River into the United States.”Large groups present a unique challenge for the men and women of the Del Rio Sector,” Chief Raul Ortiz said in a news release. “This large group from Africa further demonstrates the complexity and severity of the border security and humanitarian crisis at our Southwest border.” As for that river being a “natural barrier,” it barely reached the adults’ waists.

Here’s more from The American Mirror…

A group of illegals from Angola, Cameroon and Congo waded across the Rio Grande River and into the United States, video from Customs and Border Protection shows.

The video shows male and female adults walking through the water and into Texas, several with children on their shoulders.

The attempted invasion occurred on Thursday, according to the agency.

The river — or “natural barrier” — was so shallow, the surface didn’t reach the adults’ waists.

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Big govt, Immigration, Politics

O’Rourke Wants Unlimited Foreign Workers

Floundering Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke not only wants open borders, but he also wants America’s economy wide open to foreign labor. O’Rourke told a CNN town hall: “Let’s bring them out of the shadows, allow them to contribute to their full potential, put them on a path to citizenship, and ensure that our visa quotas match the labor demands we have here, our desire to have families be able to reunite, and have everyone contribute to share the greatness and success of this country.” According to a Breitbart report, this is reminiscent of President George W. Bush’s “any willing worker” law that would have wreaked havoc on American wages already undermined by the flood of illegal immigrants. It’s no wonder why blue-collar voters are flocking to President Trump.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Democrat presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke says employers should be able to hire foreign workers instead of Americans whenever there are “labor demands.”

The labor policy announced by the Texas Democrat would allow U.S. employers to replace millions of Americans with cheap foreigners whenever Americans ask for more pay, better working conditions, or family leave.

The replace-Americans policy was buried in O’Rourke’s repetition of the progressive claim that the United States is a nation of immigrants and his call for two amnesties. “Let us rewrite our immigration laws in our own image,” O’Rourke declared in a May 21 CNN town hall in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Immigration, Politics, Uncategorized

White House Modifies Legal Immigration Process

Overwhelmed with illegal immigrants, the Trump administration is targeting overall legal immigration to the U.S. for an overhaul. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), who is attending a White House meeting regarding the immigration plan, told Breitbart News that the number admitted won’t change, however. “While this is still in the preliminary stage, the president has proposed maintaining the 1.1 million legal immigrants we bring in each year but changing the mix to respond to the needs of our growing economy and workforce.” According to a senior administration official, it’s part of President Trump’s plan to increase U.S. wages particularly for those hit hardest by low-skilled arrivals willing to work for less. This is actually a simple idea: import productive workers, not folks who will expand the welfare rolls.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

The White House is dropping a longtime initiative of President Trump’s that reduces overall legal immigration levels to increase U.S. wages, a senior administration official tells the media.

Throughout 2015, 2016, and 2017, Trump routinely touted his plans to reduce the number of legal immigrants who arrive in the U.S. on a myriad of visas. Since the 1990s, when it was expanded by President George H.W. Bush, legal annual immigration levels have remained at historic highs with about 1.2 million nationals legally admitted every year.

For example, since 1980, the number of legal immigrants admitted to the U.S. every year has not dipped below 525,000 admissions. Since 1999, annual legal immigration levels have not dropped below 645,000 admissions and since 2004, the average number of legal immigrants admitted every year has not dipped below a million admissions.

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Immigration, Issues

One Million Migrant Children Before 2020

According to new projections from Princeton Policy Advisors, there could be as many as 1.28 million border apprehensions this calendar year. Of that number, up to 300,000 migrant children are expected by September, potentially wreaking havoc on public school systems in the new year that will be tasked with absorbing them. “Should the situation not be resolved and asylum seeking continue at the pace we anticipate for the coming year, by September 2020, nearly 1,000,000 asylum children could be in the US.” Whether the situation at the border is a crisis is now no longer up for debate. What’s still in question is whether or not Congress has the political will to do what’s necessary. We’re not laying down any chips in the direction of “yes.”

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Nearly one million migrant children could enter the United States, either unaccompanied or with their border crossing parents, before the 2020 election if projected rates of illegal immigration pan out, new research finds.

Current illegal immigration projections by Princeton Policy Advisors researcher Steven Kopits predicts that there could be about 1.28 million border apprehensions this calendar year — a rate of illegal immigration that would exceed every fiscal year of former Presidents George W. Bush and Obama.

Kopits’ finds that up to 300,000 migrant children could enter the country by the time school begins in September for most students under a scenario where illegal immigration continues at projected rates throughout the next year and a half.

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Immigration, Issues, Uncategorized

The Silent Crisis in America

Amid the battles in Washington, DC, around the country and at our borders, one crisis has until recent months flown far under the American radar. The opioid crisis has crashed onto the cultural scene as rampant addictions to fentanyl and other opiates, which have claimed the lives and livelihood of tens of thousands of Americans, have skyrocketed.

Among those ruined lives are stories of innocent victims who have fallen prey to an epidemic of addiction and abuse of prescription drugs resulting from routine pain management prescribed by medical professionals. This epidemic has spawned a new black market of illegal opioids crossing our borders at a rate and in quantities that rival illegal narcotics.

Tyler Borstein was one such victim. Recognized as a gifted athlete from an early age, Tyler excelled at every sport he played. But when an injury forced him to seek medical attention, pain management was naturally a part of the process of recuperation. Tyler was prescribed opiates to mitigate the pain which quickly led to an addiction that outpaced his doctors’ legal limits to prescribe. That addiction led to heroine and ultimately to an overdose which took his took at the age of 23.

Tyler’s story is tragic and one that is all too familiar to families and communities across the country. It is a tragedy that led Tyler’s family to establish Hope United a organization created to raise awareness to students, parents and communities about the scourge of drug and alcohol abuse. Hope has reached thousands of students in the US and continues an aggressive campaign to raise awareness across the country to stop the tragedy of addiction in its tracks.

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