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Trump Wins Again; German Company Won’t Supply Iran with Rocket Parts

In a story largely ignored by the Leftist media, the Trump administration has compelled German company Krempel to stop selling rocket parts to Iran. The move comes after U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell ratcheted up the diplomatic pressure after the company’s products were found to be used in Syria by President Bashar Assad working in cooperation with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps to wage chemical warfare against civilians. Krempel had previously doubled down on the legality of its business deals with Iran. This is one more example of American superiority and influence abroad that had been missing entirely during the Obama administration.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Thursday, in another victory for the Trump Administration, the German company Krempel, whose material was utilized in Iranian rockets that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad used to gas 21 adults and children, announced it would not deliver material to the Iranian government any more.

As The Jerusalem Post notes, U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell has been instrumental in convincing German companies to follow Trump’s lead and separate from Iran. He stated, “Corporations realize that doing business with Iran means funding the IRGC’s terror strategy.”

Krempel spokesman Rainer Westermann said, “Since several months ago, Krempel no longer delivers goods to Iran.” Krempel makes electronic press boards used in the motors of rockets.

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Border Patrol Snags More MS-13 and Sex Offenders Seeking ‘Asylum’

U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed the arrest of two more members of MS-13 and two convicted (and previously deported) sex offenders attempting to cross into the US from Mexico. Per the DailyWire, all four men were arrested in separate instances and all four had previous run-ins with border patrol. Their liberal and libertarian defenders underscored that they only constitute an estimated 0.1 percent of “asylum seekers” actually caught at the border. But that fails to mitigate the threat coming to neighborhoods across America if the border is not secured against them and immigration laws enforced. That aside, isn’t just one murderous, drug-running thug too many?

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

United States Customs and Border Protection say they have arrested at least two more members of the notorious MS-13 gang, and two convicted — and previously deported — sex offenders trying to cross the United States-Mexico border.

The Daily Mail reports that CBP apprehended the four men in four separate incidents ranging across the southern border from Arizona to Texas. All four had had previous run-ins with border patrol.

“On Wednesday, agents arrested a 46-year-old Mexican national, after he illegally entered the U.S. near Lukeville,” the Mail reported. “During processing, agents discovered he was convicted in 2002 of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in Mesa, Arizona.”

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Mexico Deporting Would-Be Illegals For Us

The DailyWire reports that Mexico is ratcheting up its efforts to wrangle illegal immigrants seeking entry into the United States as they are temporarily stranded at the border. According to the AP, Tijuana officials have “arrested 34 caravan members for drug possession, public intoxication, disturbing the peace and resisting police, and they would be deported to their home countries,” for failing to comply with Mexico’s laws while en route to the United States. Tijuana has been especially resilient in the face of the onslaught of the thousands-strong caravan and is drawing a sharp contrast between self-reliant Haitian asylum seekers with the entitled new arrivals from Central America.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Mexicans, now saddled with hosting around 3,000 migrants waiting to declare asylum at an official United States border crossing between Tijuana and San Diego, California, are losing patience with the “workers” and deporting those that make trouble back to their home countries.

The Associated Press reports that Tijuana officials have “arrested 34 caravan members for drug possession, public intoxication, disturbing the peace and resisting police, and they would be deported to their home countries,” for failing to follow Mexico’s laws.

Hundreds of Tijuana residents have also staged protests against the migrants, who have taken over a local soccer stadium to use as a temporary shelter.

The mayor of Tijuana is no stranger to massive migrant caravans, but this one, he says, is different. A Haitian caravan, which also arrived looking for political asylum in the United States and was turned away, consisted largely of refugees looking for work and more permanent homes.

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AOC Nails Democratic Party as “Big Business” Opportunists

The DailyWire’s Andrew Kalavan highlights that the Democrats have become the big government party bankrolled by big business, and it’s news coming from none other than socialist U.S. Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. More specifically, AOC recently decried the move of Amazon headquarters to New York City, a move highly subsidized at the expense of taxpayers to the tune of $48,000 per Amazon employee. Though she misses the bigger point that this is a mess caused by wealth redistribution and big government, Klavan explained: “Here’s the thing where Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is actually right. She says she was ‘outraged’ that they paid out all this money to Amazon to get them to move to New York. Democrats are guilty of precisely the thing with which they paint Republicans.” And it’s another Democrat who is pointing out the obvious. Weird world.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner… 

The Arizona border will have 32 miles of existing wall replaced starting next April.

The $324 million project has been given the green light by federal immigration officials, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Thursday.

The project will switch out an old barrier that runs from the Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector west into the Yuma Sector, which is just miles from Arizona’s border with California. The replacement wall is meant to keep pedestrians and vehicles from entering the U.S. Older barriers were largely to prevent cars from driving over, but were only a few feet tall and did little to keep people from trespassing from Mexico.

The undertaking, which will be paid for by congressional funding for CBP from 2018 legislation, is part of President Trump’s January 2017 executive order to secure the country by improving barriers in vulnerable and high-traffic areas.

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Faux-Moderate Sen. Claire McCaskill Sponsored Bill to End Immigration Enforcement

In an effort to drum up support among Independent voters, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) went on Fox News declaring she supports President Trump’s proactive measures to secure the border in advance of the arrival of the thousands-strong Central American caravan of migrants. “I think the president has to use every tool he has at his disposal, and I 100 percent back him up on that, whether it is turning them back because we are not equipped to handle that many asylum claims into our system,” McCaskill said. “I do not want our borders overrun, and I support the president’s efforts to make sure they’re not.” There’s just one problem: Numbers USA gives McCaskill an “F” rating for her support of amnesty and open borders. Worse still, she cosponsored legislation earlier this year to end ALL immigration law enforcement.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) has most recently shifted gears on immigration, talking tough on border issues, although months ago the lawmaker co-sponsored legislation to end all immigration enforcement.
During an interview with Fox News this week, McCaskill said she supports President Trump’s efforts to stop a migrant caravan of at least 7,000 to 10,000 Central Americans.

“I think the president has to use every tool he has at his disposal, and I 100 percent back him up on that, whether it is turning them back because we are not equipped to handle that many asylum claims into our system,” McCaskill said. “I do not want our borders overrun and I support the president’s efforts to make sure they’re not.”

McCaskill’s tough rhetoric on the border comes at the same time of her re-election bid, where she faces a tough challenge from Republican candidate Josh Hawley.

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NORTHCOM General: “This Caravan is Different”

NORTHCOM and North American Aerospace Defense Commander General Terrence O’Shaughnessy is warning that the mass of humanity en route to the U.S.-Mexico border from Central America is unprecedented. “This caravan is different from what we’ve seen in the past,” said O’Shaughnessy. “What we have seen, is . . . violence coming out of the caravan, and we’ve seen as they’ve passed other international borders.” Their level of violence – and entitlement – is unprecedented, and their storming of Mexico’s border with Guatemala, violence against law enforcement, and rejection of an offer of asylum in Mexico are just the beginning of the fight. This is the justification for Iraq-level reinforcements at our border with Mexico.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

The U.S. commander overseeing the military’s response to the migrant caravan headed from Central America to the U.S. southern border said Tuesday that the caravan was unlike anything officials have seen before.
“This caravan is different from what we’ve seen in the past,” Air Force Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, told reporters at the Pentagon. “What we have seen, is we’ve seen clearly an organization at a higher level than we’ve seen before.”

“We’ve seen violence coming out of the caravan, and we’ve seen as they’ve passed other international borders, we’ve seen them behave in a nature that is not what we’ve seen in the past,” he added.

There were reports of violence from the caravan earlier in the day. Mexican authorities arrested two Hondurans who allegedly shot at federal police officers escorting the caravan across the southern Mexican state of Chiapas.

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Migrant Caravan Rejects Job Offers for Asylum

In a telling report by the Arizona Central, members of the now 7,000-migrant caravan have rejected opportunities to stay and work in Mexico. TIME magazine published details that Mexican officials reportedly attempted to appease the mass of humanity by offering “shelter, medical attention, schooling and jobs” if the migrants agreed to remain “in the southern Mexico states of Chiapas or Oaxaca.” Unfortunately, the caravan has stalled about 190 miles into Mexico amid claims of a child abduction with Mexican police forming a human blockade on a bridge to prevent their northward travel. The “leaders” of the caravan say they will “rest” for a day, presumably for the negative headline to fade. But this begs we wonder aloud what the endgame is if not for a free ticket to the U.S.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

A migrant caravan currently snaking its way from Honduras to the United States’s southern border was intercepted by Mexican government officials on Saturday, who offered the migrants the opportunity to stay in Mexico on work permits — an offer the migrant caravan has reportedly declined.

The Arizona Central reports that the caravan, which now numbers between five and seven thousand people, ran into a Mexican police blockade Saturday, temporarily halting progress on a bridge just outside the Mexican state of Oaxaca.

“Rows of police impeded the migrants’ path, prompting several hours of negotiations between police commanders, immigration officials and caravan representatives,” the AZ Central said. Mexican officials reportedly offered the migrants “shelter, medical attention, schooling and jobs” if the migrants agreed to remain “in the southern Mexico states of Chiapas or Oaxaca,” according to TIME Magazine.

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Report: Millions in Food Stamps Bankrolling Terrorism

According to a new report from the Government Accountability Institute (GAI), millions of taxpayer dollars are being trafficked to third-world terrorists through food stamp fraud, and some of it is paying for terrorism right here, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombings. New York City detectives in the 1980s told a Senate subcommittee that the money was being “unwittingly” funneled to terrorists as folks simply tried to send money back home to relatives overseas through “hawalas,” a sort of trust transferring money through informal agents. Today, Pakistan alone receives more than $7 billion from the U.S. through hawala networks.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Millions of taxpayers dollars trafficked through food stamp fraud went to terrorists who funded their activities at home and abroad, according to an explosive report from the Government Accountability Institute (GAI).
The report from GAI, where Breitbart News Senior-Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer serves as president, highlighted several instances where money obtained through Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits fraud went to fund acts of terrorism, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombings and the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing.

Although this method of using food stamp fraud money for terrorism has been around since the 1980s, it gained notoriety when New York City detectives testified before a Senate subcommittee about the 1993 World Trade Center bombings.

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U.S.-Mexico Reach Deal to Stop Honduran Caravan

So far Mexico is stepping up to do its job to stop the 4,000-strong wave of migrants amassing at its southern border en route to the United States. Mexico, a “pass through” nation to our detriment, has been prompted by the Trump administration to request that the United Nations step up with shelters along its border with Central America to provide humanitarian aid and to keep them from entering Mexico until they are lawfully processed as refugees or legal entrants. According to the Washington Examiner, Mexico has also agreed to immediately take back any migrant who evades this process and reaches the United States. In other words, Trump is speaking loudly and carrying a very big stick.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

The U.S. and Mexico have reached an agreement aimed at keeping the 4,000-person migrant caravan from reaching America.

The plan was developed over many months and included a request from Mexico that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees establish shelters along its border with Central American, a senior administration official told Fox News. The goal is to provide humanitarian aid to members of the caravan, and either prevent them from entering Mexico, or process them individually as refugees or as legal entrants.

Mexico has also agreed to take back any migrant who evades their processing system and makes it to the United States. In the past, the U.S. has been required to house those who crossed the border illegally until their cases could be heard, and only after could they return them to their country.

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Senate Judiciary Committee Bans Foreigners

On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Defending Elections against Trolls from Enemy Regimes, or the DETER Act, to ban foreign nationals attempting to interfere with America’s elections. The bill, which passed unanimously in this polarized political age, targets individuals outside the U.S. who try to influence elections and blocks them from receiving a U.S. entry visa. “Improper interference” includes conduct that violates federal criminal, voting rights, or campaign finance law, or is under the direction of a foreign government. Russia was cited as the case in point for needing such legislation. One wonders why, however, such a law was not already in place before 2016.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday passed legislation that would ban foreign nationals who try to interfere with U.S. elections.

The Defending Elections against Trolls from Enemy Regimes, or the DETER Act, is aimed at cracking down on people outside the U.S. who try to change the outcome of elections, an issue members of both parties have raised as a priority this year. Under the bill, which passed in a unanimous voice vote, foreigners who are deemed to have meddled in a U.S. election couldn’t get a U.S. entry visa.

The bill targets “improper interference,” which is defined as conduct that violates federal criminal, voting rights, or campaign finance law, or is under the direction of a foreign government. Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., sponsored the DETER Act.

“In 2016, Russia committed an act of cyberwar against our country, and Congress has a responsibility to take immediate action to prevent Russia’s efforts to influence and disrupt the 2018 elections.

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