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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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Dems Reject Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Campaign Cash

Politicians love campaign cash, but the Left is increasingly rejecting-even refunding-donations from anti-Semite Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN), which may be a very bad indication of her long-term political prospects. According to a Washington Free Beacon report, Representative Lucy McBath (D-GA) refused to report a $2,000 contribution from Omar because they decided to reject it; separately, Representative Dan McCready (D-NC) also returned a $2,000 donation to Omar, with a spokesman telling a local reporter, “Dan believes there is no place for divisiveness in politics, and he didn’t feel it was appropriate to accept the donation.” If this becomes a trend, the strident AOC caucus of the Democratic Party may vanish before it ever really gets going, which is too bad. We were starting to enjoy watching Pelosi squirm.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Democrats in the House of Representatives have started to reject and refund campaign donations from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) over Omar’s anti-Semitism scandal and her recent trivialization of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The Washington Free Beacon reported on Wednesday that the reelection campaign for Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) left a $2,000 contribution from Omar off its quarterly fundraising report, and, when pressed by the Free Beacon, admitted that they left the money off the report because they decided to reject it.

“McBath’s rejection of the donation is more important than it may sound,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. “The Sixth District has a significant Jewish population – particularly in Sandy Springs and east Cobb County.”

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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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Watch the video about Hope United by clicking here.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Beto Endorses Third-Trimester Abortions

Democratic presidential candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke on Monday appeared to endorse third-trimester abortions during a campaign event in Ohio. Asked “Are you for third-trimester abortions?” by an attendee framing it as “after fetal viability,” O’Rourke responded: “The question is about abortion and reproductive rights, and my answer to you is that should be a decision the woman makes. I trust her.” Despite polls consistently showing that nearly 80 percent of Americans oppose late-term abortion after 28 weeks of pregnancy, Beto was met with a round of applause for fitting so nicely into the Left’s cookie-cutter stance of abortion on demand, anytime, anywhere. For the Left, abortion at any time and infanticide are all the rage.

Here’s more from Fox News…

White House hopeful Beto O’Rourke seemingly endorsed the practice of third-trimester abortions at a campaign event in Ohio on Monday, less than a month after Senate Democrats blocked a bill that would have required doctors to provide medical care to newborns amid a swirling infanticide controversy in Virginia.

The third trimester extends from the 28th week of pregnancy up until birth, and polls consistently show that nearly 80 percent of Americans oppose such late abortions.

“Are you for third-trimester abortions?” an attendee of the campaign event in Cleveland asked O’Rourke, before describing the medical alternatives to such a procedure and disputing the medical necessity of late-term abortions. “Are you going to protect the lives of third-trimester babies? … Are you for or against third-trimester abortions?”

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Poll: America Wants Ocasio-Cortez to Shut Up

A new Gallup poll released Friday reveals that Americans are getting sick of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). According to the poll, only 31 percent of those surveyed view her favorably, while her unfavorability has skyrocketed 15 points since last September. Also not good news for AOC is that her name recognition is fairly saturated, with four out of five Americans familiar with the socialist. This is far from surprising, however, considering that she wants to tax us to take away our cars, domestic air travel, and pretty much every modern creature comfort for the sake of “climate change” (read: global warming). Good luck staying in office, AOC.

Here’s more from Fox News…

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s unfavorable rating has spiked after just months in Congress, with most of the public viewing her negatively rather than favorably, a new poll shows.

The New York Democrat shot to fame amid the party’s lurch to the left and embracement of socialist policies such as the Green New Deal, yet the more people learned about the 29-year-old freshman congresswoman, the more they were turned off by her.

A Gallup poll released Friday shows that Ocasio-Cortez’s unfavorable rating has risen by 15 points since last September, when she had yet to win the general election, increasing from 26 percent to 41 percent of the American adults polled.

She has also managed to increase her favorability rating, but only by 7 points. About 31 percent of surveyed people view her favorably, compared to 24 percent in September.

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Issues, Media

Whistleblower: Google Calls Christians “Counter to Our Mission”

Google software engineer Mike Wacker is yet again blowing the whistle on his former employer. This time he’s revealing the company’s very anti-Christian bent after having slammed Christian YouTube ads as “homophobic” and “very counter to our mission.” These statements were published in Google’s in-house newsletter delivered to more than 30,000 employees. The revelation pours even more gasoline on the reality that Google, Facebook, and other tech giants have been caught in the midst of systematic censorship of conservative and Christian viewpoints.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Early Wednesday morning, Google software engineer Mike Wacker went public with an incident showing anti-religious bias among the company’s Human Resources (HR) division. HR slammed Christian YouTube ads as “homophobic” and “very counter to our mission” in a newsletter that goes to 30,000+ employees at the company.

Wacker previously published the remarks of a Google manager who blamed “fake news” and “hate speech” for President Donald Trump’s election. On Wednesday, he tweeted, “Let me give an example related to religion this time, one where HR is involved in describing sincere religious beliefs as ‘homophobic’.”

The comment came in the “Yes, at Google” newsletter, which reaches 30,000+ employees, Wacker said. While the newsletter was once run by employees, HR took over in May 2018. He identified “Yes, at Google” as a “curated … newsletter of anonymized incidents of micro-aggressions and micro-corrections.” The newsletter has enabled a “call-out culture.”

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

High School Student Suspended for MAGA Sweatshirt and Flag

Perry High School student Logan Jones was reprimanded and suspended by a security officer for taking pictures while wearing a “Make America Great Again” red sweatshirt and holding a pro-Trump sign as part of the school’s Spirit Week. Her suspension was only dropped by the Gilbert, Arizona, high school after Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) sent a strongly worded demand letter threatening to sue; however, while the school complied, it refused to remove the suspension from Jones’ permanent academic record. ADF has since followed up with the school, Logan, and her mother to determine the next course of action “if the school doesn’t do the right thing.” Speech police run amok once again.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Last Friday, Perry High School in Gilbert, Ariz., suspended student Logan Jones after a security officer reprimanded her as she posed for photos in a “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) sweater while holding a pro-Trump “Make America Great Again” flag. On Wednesday, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) sent a demand letter warning of legal action unless the school dropped the suspension. The school agreed to allow Jones to return to school that day but it refused to remove the suspension from her record.

“Public schools have a duty to respect the legitimate free expression of students that the First Amendment guarantees to them,” Tyson Langhofer, ADF senior counsel and director of the Center for Academic Freedom, wrote in a statement Thursday. “While it’s good that the school is allowing Logan to return to school, it isn’t acceptable that this unjust suspension will remain on her record.”

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Courts, Issues, Politics

Christian Baker Jack Phillips Wins AGAIN

Once again Christian baker Jack Phillips has successfully defended his First Amendment rights in another round of legal harassment from LGBT activists and the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The first round that gained national attention regarded gay “marriage” and this most recent cake, “transgender celebration.” The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), who represented Phillips, announced Tuesday that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission “will dismiss its most recent charges against cake artist Jack Phillips in the wake of newly discovered evidence of the state’s ongoing hostility toward religious freedom.” Political correctness and Leftism Gestapo tactics are on the losing end of history.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a Christian nonprofit that advocates for religious freedom and traditional values, announced Tuesday that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission “will dismiss its most recent charges against cake artist Jack Phillips in the wake of newly discovered evidence of the state’s ongoing hostility toward religious freedom.”

After Phillips prevailed at the Supreme Court in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the Christian baker was targeted for refusing to create a transgender celebration cake due to his religious beliefs concerning sex and gender. ADF explains:

On June 26, 2017, the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take up Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, an attorney asked cake artist Jack Phillips to create a cake designed pink on the inside and blue on the outside, which the attorney said was to celebrate a gender transition from male to female.

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Issues, Politics

Senate Rejects Protecting Abortion-Surviving Newborns

Just 60 votes were needed for Republican Senator Ben Sasse’s (NB) Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to afford babies who survive abortion the same degree of medical care as a wanted child. The Senate failed 53 to 44. The contentious language: “If an abortion results in the live birth of an infant, the infant is a legal person for all purposes under the laws of the United States, and entitled to all the protections of such laws.” Every Democratic Senator running for the White House in 2020 voted against it; Democrats Doug Jones (AL), Joe Manchin (WV), and Bob Casey Jr. (PA) voted for it; and three Republicans shamefully did not vote at all: Lisa Murkowski (AK), Tim Scott (SC), and Kevin Cramer (ND).

Here’s more from Live Action…

Today, the United States Senate voted on an anti-infanticide bill introduced by Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The legislation needed 60 votes to pass, and it failed by a vote of 53 in favor and 44 against. The bill stated that “if an abortion results in the live birth of an infant, the infant is a legal person for all purposes under the laws of the United States, and entitled to all the protections of such laws.”

Every Democratic presidential hopeful — Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Sherrod Brown, Amy Klobuchar, and Elizabeth Warren, along with Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont — voted against this common-sense bill. Democrats Doug Jones, Joe Manchin, and Bob Casey Jr. voted in favor of the bill. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) did not vote on the bill.

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Issues, Politics

11-Year-Old Loses 15 Points on Homework for Not Bashing Trump

An 11-year-old girl in Annadale, New York, was penalized 15 points on her homework assignment because she refused to fill in the blank from a word bank to complete a sentence insulting President Trump and extolling the virtues of Barack Obama. Fortunately, her father took notice when she asked him for help completing the following sentences:
“President Trump speaks in a very superior and _________ manner insulting many people. He needs to be more __________ so that the American people respect and admire him,” read one homework sentence.
“Barack Obama set a _________ when he became the first African-American president.”
Available answers were “haughty,” “humble,” and “precedent.” Government schools, folks.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

To say that some people dislike Donald Trump may well be the understatement of the year. It’s hard to imagine any duly elected president seeing so many protests, yet here we are.

It’s so bad that now an 11-year-old in Annadale, New York, was docked 15 points on a homework assignment because she failed to answer a question demanding students bash Trump:

Vincent Ungro, a dad from Annadale, New York, has an 11-year-old daughter who attends I.S. (Intermediate School) 75. She asked him for help with her vocabulary homework last Friday night because she was trying to fill in the blanks from a word bank to complete her assignment — and was really puzzled.
“President Trump speaks in a very superior and _________ manner insulting many people. He needs to be more __________ so that the American people respect and admire him,” read one homework sentence.

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