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BORDER TOWN RESIDENTS READY FOR TRUMP TO STOP THE FLOOD


According to a new story at FoxNews.com, residents of Texas border towns are eagerly waiting for Donald Trump and a Republican Congress to stop the flood of illegal immigrants that have made their cities more dangerous.

In the piece, a Brownsville woman named Pamela Taylor talks about how her cozy little town has changed in the seven decades since she and her husband first settled into their new home:

She would never have predicted her one-story brick home, surrounded by bright pink bougainvillea bushes and mesquite trees, would become a makeshift crash pad and hideout for border crossers, drug smugglers and human traffickers.

“It’s a way of life now,” Taylor told FoxNews.com. “They come every day.”

Taylor, whose property is on the front line of the border battle, says illegal immigrants have been using her land to sneak into the U.S. for years. One day, the 90-year-old grandmother recalled, she even walked into her living room to find a border crosser trying to evade capture.
In their reporting, FoxNews.com found that many residents in south Texas felt like Taylor. They are watching their friendly town deteriorate under the weight of illegal immigration. Local business owners are concerned that the rise in criminal activity will ultimately destroy the viability of towns like Brownsville.

We can point to a million reasons to explain why this is happening, but it really comes down to this: It’s happening because the American people are almost completely unaware of what’s going on. The evils of illegal immigration are ignored by the mainstream media in a concerted and willful way. That was why Donald Trump’s rhetoric against illegals was seen as so shocking and uncalled for. As far as mainstream America is concerned, illegal immigration is barely an issue.

Unfortunately, it is. It’s a big issue. And when you start talking about the ancillary effects of a porous border – i.e., drugs – you’re talking about an issue that is crippling the United States in many ways.

Thankfully, there are news outlets like Fox News that cover illegal immigration with the gravity this topic deserves. And thankfully, we have a president incoming who will make securing the border his top priority. With a little luck, we can roll back the clock in towns like Brownsville and…well…make America great again.

At Least 858 Immigrants “Mistakenly” Granted Citizenship – 1 Became a Law Enforcement Officer

BY TIM BROWN
At Least 858 Immigrants “Mistakenly” Granted Citizenship – 1 Became a Law Enforcement Officer

According to Homeland Security’s Inspector General, at least 858 immigrants from foreign countries that pose national security risks, as well as those from countries with high immigration fraud who had orders to have them deported were “mistakenly” granted citizenship.

An internal Homeland Security audit was released Monday, which documented the “mistake.”

The Associated Press reports:

The report does not identify any of the immigrants by name, but Inspector General John Roth’s auditors said they were all from “special interest countries” — those that present a national security concern for the United States — or neighboring countries with high rates of immigration fraud. The report did not identify those countries.
DHS said the findings reflect what has long been a problem for immigration officials — old paper-based records containing fingerprint information that can’t be searched electronically. DHS says immigration officials are in the process of uploading these files and that officials will review “every file” identified as a case of possible fraud.

Roth’s report said fingerprints are missing from federal databases for as many as 315,000 immigrants with final deportation orders or who are fugitive criminals. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has not reviewed about 148,000 of those immigrants’ files to add fingerprints to the digital record.

The gap was created because older, paper records were never added to fingerprint databases created by both the now-defunct Immigration and Naturalization Service and the FBI in the 1990s. ICE, the DHS agency responsible for finding and deporting immigrants living in the country illegally, didn’t consistently add digital fingerprint records of immigrants whom agents encountered until 2010.

And this is what happens when government puts its nose in things like healthcare and other unconstitutional things it usurps its authority to meddle in. If the central government had been focused only on the things it is authorized to deal with, this matter would more than likely never have occurred. Not only that, but you can rest assured that no one will be held accountable in the matter.

While DHS is blaming paper issues and fingerprints, there were some of those who were awarded citizenship that were set to be deported.

While Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Michael McCaul called on ICE to have all immigration fingerprints digitized, but the threat to national security is great since citizens can apply and obtain security clearances or take jobs which are security sensitive.
According to Roth, at least three of these new citizens acquired aviation or transportation worker credentials, granting them access to secure areas in airports or maritime facilities and vessels. He went on to state that their credentials were revoked once it was discovered that they had been given citizenship mistakenly.

He also said that another individual had been given the role of a law enforcement officer.

While changes were recommended and DHS agreed with them and said they would work to implement them, this problem has been going on for years.

According to the AP report, “The government has known about the information gap and its impact on naturalization decisions since at least 2008 when a Customs and Border Protection official identified 206 immigrants who used a different name or other biographical information to gain citizenship or other immigration benefits, though few cases have been investigated.”

What has really been done about it? Nothing. Are we really to expect something new?

HOW DID 858 ILLEGALS From TERROR “HOTBEDS” Get Full Citizenship When They Were Supposed To Be Deported?

The reason 858 were given full citizenship is because our director of the Department of Homeland Security is a treasonous radical left-wing open borders advocate who doesn’t give a damn about America’s homeland security.

Think about it…Jeh Johnson is responsible for this negligence and enabling of any and all “mistakes” big and small. He is the director of the DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY yet he’s a snake who continuously looks the other way while illegals from all over the globe cross our borders. Johnson famously said he felt that illegals were already American citizens:

The nation’s top immigration officer said that the “11 million” undocumented aliens in the United States are “not going away,” are “in effect” citizens, and added that deporting the few the administration wants out is unpleasant:

THIS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED TREASON! SKIP TO THE 25:00 MARK FOR HIS COMMENTS ON ILLEGALS:

Well, he just made 858 illegals from “hotbed” terror countries American citizens!

Hundreds of illegal immigrants from terrorist hotbeds who were supposed to have been deported were instead granted citizenship because Homeland Security didn’t have fingerprints on file to check their identity, the department’s inspector general said in a stunning new report Monday.

At least two of those approved are now being investigated by the FBI for links to terrorism, investigators said.
But in most cases, Homeland Security and federal prosecutors have let the illegal immigrants-turned-citizens get away with their potential fraud. Charges were brought in just two of the more than 800 cases identified.
One of the persons granted citizenship through the error-riddled process is now a law enforcement officer, and three others worked in security-sensitive fields — including two who worked in sensitive areas at airports.
“USCIS granted U.S. citizenship to at least 858 individuals ordered deported or removed under another identity when, during the naturalization process, their digital fingerprint records were not in the DHS digital fingerprint repository,” the inspector general said.

The 858 cases involved people from so-called “special interest” countries, or from neighboring countries with major immigration fraud problems. Special interest countries are those places the government has identified as posing national security problems to the U.S.

WHAT’S EVEN MORE UNBELIEVABLE:

Investigators late last year identified another 953 cases that also seemed suspicious.
The problem, according to the audit, is tens of thousands of illegal immigrants and criminal aliens whose files are so old that their fingerprints are still on paper cards.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that approves applications, wasn’t checking those paper-based files, so it didn’t know the aliens were ineligible or had been ordered kicked out of the country already.
The inspector general said some fingerprints have been digitized, but it identified 148,000 aliens who have been ordered deported but whose fingerprints are not in the IDENT system the department uses for its fingerprint checks.

Each Refugee Costs U.S. Taxpayers $20,000

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When it comes to President Obama’s plan to bring thousands of Syrian refugees into the country, critics have largely restricted their concerns to those of national security. Because of Syria’s war-torn nature, it is difficult – if not impossible – to properly vet these refugees for Islamic terrorists who might sneak through the pipeline. And at a time when ISIS is looking high and low for new opportunities to launch bloody attacks on the West, it is irresponsible to put innocent Americans in mortal danger just so Obama can play Savior of the World.

But Syrian refugees make up only a tiny fraction of the total number of asylum-seekers who relocate to the United States every year, and national security is only one aspect of the problem.

According to a new report from Negative Population Growth, Inc., the U.S. is currently spending $19,884 of taxpayer money on each and every refugee that comes across the border. Since our country welcomes some 95,000 refugees a year, we’re on the hook for about $1.8 billion annually. Some of this money goes to agencies helping to relocate refugees, but the majority of it goes straight to the United Nations.

Why the UN? Government officials defend the expenditures, saying this money goes to help other countries take on a greater portion of the refugee burden. Be that as it may, the U.S. is still far and away the #1 destination for refugees; in 2014, we took in 67% of refugees referred by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. That’s not just more than any other single country – it’s more than the rest of the world combined.

And yet we still have to hear the UN complain that we’re not doing enough.

The $20K figure, actually, is only the tip of the iceberg. According to the report, refugees take full advantage of a wide range of federal welfare programs once settled in their new home. 74% of refugees accept SNAP assistance (food stamps), 47% receive cash benefits from the federal government, 56% are enrolled in Medicaid, and 22% receive some form of housing subsidy.

No one’s suggesting that the United States close its doors to individuals who are suffering, but there comes a point when we have to get serious about the economic perils of unrestrained spending. Our entitlement programs are sliding rapidly towards insolvency, our national wages are frozen in place, and a third of the American population is out of work. Being the richest nation in the world comes with responsibilities, but if we keep heading down this path, we won’t be the richest nation much longer.

Muslim Savages Sack Swedish Town

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According to RT, more than 60 Muslim refugees were involved in a riot in the town of Boden in Northern Sweden. Reasons for why the fight broke out are unknown at the moment, but it is thought that 15 refugees were intoxicated with drugs and/or alcohol and started destroying the very camp that they were housed in. The Swedish staff running the camp were forced to flee in the face of such violence, until police showed up and took control of the scene. This is another example of what Muslim refugees, a large number of which are economic migrants coming for social benefits, have done to Western societies in the last few years. – See more at: http://americanactionnews.com/articles/muslim-savages-sack-swedish-town#sthash.56YuslBZ.dpuf

You Will FLIP OUT When You See How Much Money You Are Spending PER DAY To DEPORT ILLEGALS On PRIVATE JETS!

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I remember hearing a story once where a professional wrestler was needed on an emergency for the promoter that he worked for. The problem was, he was needed across the country in about eight or nine hours. The promoter, not wanting to put this into the hands of commercial air travel hired a charter jet to make sure that this particular talent was in the building on time. The wrestler asked the pilot during the flight how much all of this cost and he was told that it was about 17,000 dollars. In 1985. For one man, paid for by a private citizen conducting private business at his own expense.

Illegal aliens, right after they get kicked out – which seems suspicious from the start since this administration loves keeping them here for future votes – some illegal aliens are flown back on private jets to their home countries.
You Will FLIP OUT When You See How Much Money You Are Spending PER DAY To DEPORT ILLEGALS On PRIVATE JETS!

I remember hearing a story once where a professional wrestler was needed on an emergency for the promoter that he worked for. The problem was, he was needed across the country in about eight or nine hours. The promoter, not wanting to put this into the hands of commercial air travel hired a charter jet to make sure that this particular talent was in the building on time. The wrestler asked the pilot during the flight how much all of this cost and he was told that it was about 17,000 dollars. In 1985. For one man, paid for by a private citizen conducting private business at his own expense.

Illegal aliens, right after they get kicked out – which seems suspicious from the start since this administration loves keeping them here for future votes – some illegal aliens are flown back on private jets to their home countries.

Slow hand clap, big government.

Many (if not most) Americans will never board a private jet in their lifetimes, but illegals are allowed the privilege – on our dime no less!

From DailyMail via WZ:

American taxpayers are forking out more than $300,000 every day to deport illegal immigrants on commercial flights and even on private jets, Daily Mail Online can exclusively reveal.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spent $116m in 2015 to transport 235,413 people in the United States illegally back to their home countries.

More than 40 per cent of those who had violated visa restrictions were convicted criminals while more than 1,000 were identified as gang members.

A group campaigning for taxpayers’ rights have said the figures obtained by the Daily Mail Online are ‘insane’ and an ‘outrageous waste of tax dollars’.

The ICE revealed to Daily Mail Online that the average cost of every immigrant in 2015 was $12,213.

The cost includes identifying the immigrant, apprehending them, placing them in a detention center, their process through immigration court and their subsequent removal.

Special privilege for those who break the law.

Well, Obama was right about one thing. He aimed to fundamentally transform the country from the inside out, and he’s accomplished that goal.

Obama grants ‘refugee’ status to new wave of migrants

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The number of Central American migrants crossing illegally into the United States through the Southern border has grown exponentially under the Obama administration.

More than 130,000 came in 2014 alone, most of them welcomed by sanctuary cities and then protected from deportation by President Obama’s executive actions.

The legality of those actions remains unsettled and appears headed to the Supreme Court.

But now President Obama has invented a new way to continue the influx of migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador and do it in a way that is deemed “legal.” He will simply re-categorize them as “refugees.”

Secretary of State John Kerry announced Wednesday plans to expand a program to let Central Americans apply for refugee status before they attempt the long, arduous trip to the U.S.-Mexico border.

As such, Obama will place authority for the program under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, who will pre-screen migrants from three Central American countries and decide which ones qualify as refugees eligible to come to the United States, the Associate Press reports.

“I am pleased to announce plans to expand the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program to help vulnerable families and individuals from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, and offer them a safe and legal alternative to the dangerous journey many are currently tempted to begin, making them easy prey for human smugglers who have no interest but their own profits,” Kerry said in a speech at the National Defense University.

Later Wednesday, Obama authorized the State Department to access up to $70 million from the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund “for the purpose of meeting unexpected urgent refugee and migration needs.”

In December 2014, the U.S. began offering refugee status to Central American children who have parents already living legally in the U.S., but only a limited number have been approved.

The latest effort expands that program by moving applicants, both families and single individuals, into “safe zones” to await processing. In other words, the U.N. will be herding refugees into camps in Central America just as it has been doing in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, then permanently resettling them in the United States.

More cheap labor

Stephen Miller, director of communications for Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., chairman of the Senate subcommittee on immigration, said it’s another unilateral move by Obama to provide cheap labor to big corporations. And he’s unlikely to get any pushback from Republicans in Congress.

“This is a backdoor plan to expand low-wage migration into the United States, increasing financial burdens on Americans and reducing their opportunities for employment,” Miller told WND.

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Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, told WND the new program amounts to a bait-and-switch by the Obama administration.

“The Obama administration is trying to cover up for the fact that its policies of catch-and-release at the border have caused this huge influx of new illegal immigration by enlisting the U.N. to designate these prospective illegal immigrants as ‘refugees,’ as if that will somehow ameliorate the costs to American taxpayers and the public safety problems that have resulted,” Vaughan said.

A welfare bonanza for migrants

And one of the more sinister side-effects of the new refugee program is that it will result in a huge net increase in social welfare benefits for the migrants.

“As an added bonus for the Central Americans, coming in as a refugee means they are instantly eligible for cash assistance, housing, job training, language instruction and free health care,” Vaughan noted.

Vaughn said the move will put financial pressure on cities that the Obama administration is asking to “welcome” the new immigrants.

“It’s going to bankrupt some of the communities that are forced to absorb these new arrivals,” she said. “I think the Democrats are going to pay a huge political price for these increasingly outrageous executive actions that make a mockery of our immigration laws and, frankly, insult our intelligence.”

Ann Corcoran, the refugee watchdog who blogs at Refugee Resettlement Watch, said it’s all about importing cheap labor for establishment Republicans and votes for the Democrats.

Companies like Swift & Co., a Brazilian-owned meat packer that was raided in 2006 for using illegal immigrant labor, are now being provided with that cheap Third World labor by the government’s refugee program. The only difference is that now it’s all legal.

“Swift has been hiring Somali refugees to work in its U.S. plants for years,” Corcoran said. “And we, the taxpayers, get to subsidize their workers’ lifestyles with welfare because they don’t pay them a living wage.”

Redefining the meaning of ‘refugee’

Corcoran said the Central Americans don’t even meet the current definition of a refugee under international law. Most are economic migrants looking for better employment opportunities.

“They aren’t refugees. Refugees have to prove they were persecuted,” she said. “Running from crime or economic deprivation does not qualify you as a refugee under the United Nations’ definition. They have been working for years on expanding the definition. Even war is not a reason to become a refugee in the sense that you are permanently resettled in another country. It has to be that you were persecuted because of your religion or your race or your political beliefs.”

Corcoran said she expects a huge surge at the border this summer and fall.

“It occurred to me that we’re going to have a huge wave of people coming across the Southern border this year. They’re looking at Europe and how successful it’s been there, and they know this is Obama’s last year in office,” she said. “So look for a huge movement to swarm our borders, by whatever means. This is it. A great migration movement is getting ready to take place.”

But don’t look for the explosion of “refugees” from Central America to get too much media attention. If it does, that will just play into the hands of the Donald Trump presidential campaign.

“If they overplay their hand and make it so blatant and so huge this year, it could backfire and they could end up with Donald Trump in the White House,” Corcoran said.

During the 2014 budget year, more than 67,000 children were apprehended at the Southern border, along with more than 68,000 migrants traveling as families.

The flow of Central American children and families declined somewhat during the 2015 budget year, but border agents have noted significant rise in the numbers of immigrants from both groups in recent months. Since October, more than 16,000 children traveling alone and more than 20,800 people traveling as families have been caught, according to the AP report.

Until now, the government had stopped short of calling such immigrants refugees, all the while working to get the status changed.

Obama implementing U.N. Agenda 2030

In fact, the Obama agenda on the migrant issue mirrors that of the United Nations.

World leaders from more than 100 countries met in New York City in September last year to approve the United Nations Agenda 2030 initiative for sustainability.

The Agenda 2030 document claims as its goals the elimination of poverty and all forms of inequality over the next 15 years. The document lists 17 goals that are to be met by 2030.

Goal No. 10 is to “reduce inequality within and among countries,” with the buzzword “inequality” being a euphemism for wealth redistribution.

The document states that one of the ways to achieve the U.N.’s desired equality is to, “Facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies.”

In other words, every impoverished person living in an undeveloped Third World country has the right under this U.N. document to migrate to a developed country.

Goal No. 16 goes a step further calling for “peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development” and providing access to justice for all. One of the methods listed as critical for the achievement of this goal is to “provide legal identity for all, including birth registration” of all babies.

WND has previously reported on the U.N. plan to provide a universal biometric ID for all citizens on the planet, starting with refugees.

The U.S. has been taking in about 70,000 foreign refugees annually for the past decade. But Obama has upped that to 85,000 in fiscal 2016 and 100,000 in 2017. This includes 10,000 refugees from the jihadist hotbed of Syria in 2016 and “many more” in 2017. The Congress fully funded all of these demands, along with no penalty for sanctuary cities, when it passed the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill last month.

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Unlike most other types of immigrants, refugees are eligible for a full slate of social welfare benefits on day one of their arrival.

The U.S. State Department oversees the refugee program with help from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and nine private agencies that contract with the federal government. The nine agencies – six of which are affiliated with Christian and Jewish aide groups – receive hundreds of millions of federal taxpayer dollars to place the refugees in more than 180 cities and towns across the U.S.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/01/obama-grants-refugee-status-to-new-wave-of-migrants/#GCPProze2WS0JfM8.99

As migrant children surge at border, Instead of Stopping Them, federal officials plan for more shelters

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Molly Hennessy-FiskeContact Reporter
Federal officials plan to open new shelters in Texas and California this month, adding at least 1,400 beds, after a surge in unaccompanied migrant children crossing the Southwest border this fall.

Last month, more than 5,600 unaccompanied youths were caught at the southern border, mostly from Central America, more than double the number apprehended last year, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protections figures.

The surge is likely prompted by smugglers taking new routes to the border, economic hardship and the unchecked violence in places such as El Salvador.

Since Oct. 1, there have been 10,588 youths caught at the border, more than double the number in the same period last year.

The increase comes at a normally slow time of year for migrants, and the spike worries officials who struggled to cope last year with a total surge of more than 68,000 children that overwhelmed border shelters and holding areas, especially in Texas.

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By law, Border Patrol must turn over unaccompanied youths to the Department of Health and Human Services within 72 hours. From there they are sent to shelters until they can be placed with relatives or sponsors.

In addition to the new shelters, which would include 400 beds in California and 1,000 in Texas, the secretary of Health and Human Services has asked the Pentagon to line up 5,000 more beds for the young people. During last year’s surge, the military opened emergency shelters to house the migrants at bases in Oxnard, San Antonio and Ft. Sill, Oklahoma.

“We’ve notified them that we may need those beds,” said Mark Weber, an agency spokesman, adding that Pentagon officials are checking the availability of shelter beds and it was not clear where they might be.

The health department already expanded from 7,900 to 8,400 youth shelter beds last month “in anticipation of the need,” Weber said, and they are not yet full. But they are working with other agencies to plan and “ensure an effective response to any changes in migration flows,” Weber said.

“We have not run out of capacity. We want to make sure we’re ready if we need it,” he said.

U.S. Border Patrol agent leads immigrants through the brush after capturing them this week near the Mexican border close to Rio Grande City, Texas.
During the summer surge of 2014, Border Patrol converted a warehouse near the border patrol station in McAllen, Texas, into a holding area where youths are kept until they can be placed in shelters.

In the recent wave of migrants, most of the youths came from Guatemala, followed by El Salvador, Mexico and Honduras.

The share from El Salvador has increased as gang violence there has escalated. Last year a two-year truce dissolved between El Salvador’s two largest gangs: 18th Street and Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, both of which originated in Los Angeles.

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By the end of this year, the homicide rate in El Salvador — a country of 6.5 million — may exceed 90 per 100,000 people, a level of violence not seen since the country’s bloody 12-year civil war ended in 1992.

Another factor in the rising numbers is the increasing success rate of smugglers who, after crackdowns in Mexico and the U.S. last year, appear to have arranged alternative routes and payoff relationships with Mexican officials, border analysts say.

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Trump Announces WHO He’ll Make Deport Illegals… Liberals Are Horrified [VIDEO]

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a solution for illegal immigrants who have crossed the border — and he called it a “deportation force.”

In an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Wednesday, Trump said that such a force is just what America needed to remove the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants now living in America.


“You’re going to have a deportation force. And you’re going to do it humanely,” he said.
“Don’t forget you have millions of people that are waiting on a line to come into this country and come in legally. I always say the wall. We’re going to build the wall and it’s going to be a real deal. There’s going to be a real wall,” said Trump.
Trump, of course, has been a proponent of building a border wall and has promised to build one should he be elected president. The Trump wall is going to “stop people and it’s going to be good,” he added.

“There’s going to be a big, beautiful, nice door. People are going to come in and they are come in legally. But we have no choice. Otherwise, we don’t have a country,” he said.

Trump went on to say that we don’t actually know how many illegal immigrants are in the country and a wall would allow us to keep track of those numbers.

“We don’t know if it’s 8 million, or if it’s 20 million. We have no idea how many people are in our country and then you see what happened with Kate in San Francisco,” the real estate mogul said.

“You see what happens with all of the things going on, all of the tremendous crime going on. It cost us 200 billion a year for illegal immigration right now … maybe 250, maybe 300. They don’t know. We are going to stop it,” he concluded.

Read more: http://conservativetribune.com/trump-who-deport-illegals-are/#ixzz3rInBGvMz

AMNESTY JEB: Had His Doe-Eyed Plan IMMEDIATELY Crushed by Trump’s 28 Words

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How solid is Jeb Bush’s position on immigration? So very solid that one line of Trump’s criticism was all it took to crush it.

In Tuesday night’s debate, Jeb’s blunder was attempting to defend his immigration policy in a forum where he could be contradicted. I wonder if his handlers now wish he hadn’t.

Seriously, though, it’s not like we could have expected something more. Jeb’s positions, his answers, his objections, they are all steeped in that patented RINO “Can’t Do” attitude.

The smart play would have been to argue from carefully considered positions of the categorical right thing to do, based on sound ethical reasoning. “My position would be the best solution in light of…” national interests, or public interest, or some other basis.

In the case of complicated decisions with mixed results, argue which is the best option going forward, explaining what benefits outweigh which risks.

Did he do any of those things? No. Because RINOs never do. Owing perhaps to their carefully cultivated culture of failure, they build out policy from that strong starting position of surrendering to the opposite ideal. Isn’t that what they’ve done through Obama’s entire administration? Well, that’s what Jeb did here. I’ll prove it.

What compelling virtue did Jeb build his immigration argument on?

Deportation is “just not possible” and “is not embracing American values. And it would tear communities apart. And it would send a signal that we’re not the kind of country that I know America is.”

That’s not leadership. That’s pragmatism founded on fear and compromise. It’s reminiscent of that old quip about a secondhand French rifle, “dropped once, never fired”.

News flash, Jeb: this is why RINOs lose. “We can’t do it because it’s hard.” (Really, Jeb? Well, so is living in a nation where 121 murders have been attributed to illegal immigrants Obama’s DHS has released from prison.)

What is implicit in Jeb’s statement? He is saying that “American values” do not include honoring American laws. He is “signaling” that people who have neither the right to vote, nor legal standing to live here can overwhelm and force the hand of government agents (elected or otherwise).

He is saying crowds of people can demand that the government break its own laws, whether they were sworn to uphold them or not.

And how did Trump respond? Exactly the way someone who values immigrants OUGHT to answer:

“We have millions of people on[sic] line trying to come into this country; very, very unfair to people who want to come into our country legally.”

Many honest immigrants, trying to bring skills and a real desire to work within the American culture, and willing to adapt to the American way of life are told “no” by immigration officials.

How fair is it to the honest immigrants, if those taking their place are doing so by explicitly rejecting the American rule of law, the American immigration system, and the American way of life.

Tell me more, Jeb, about how your way is “more American”.