Illegal immigration

Florida vs. Biden On Immigration

Featured image The Biden administration, having opened the Southern border to a massive wave of illegal immigration, is covertly distributing migrants around the country. The State of Florida has now told the administration that enough is enough. Embedded below is a letter from Governor Ron DeSantis’s General Counsel, Ryan Newman, to the Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The letter tells HHS that Florida will no »

Miranda Devine: GOP is all talk

Featured image My wife is a naturalized American citizen who seethes over illegal immigration. When we see the stories on FOX News that highlight the cancellation of our border under the Biden administration, she always asks why the GOP isn’t doing a blessed thing about it. Drawing on the recent news that we have followed on Power Line, Miranda Devine channels and amplifies my wife’s thoughts in the New York Post column »

Inside CBP

Featured image The leaked video of Customs and Border Protection agents confronting their boss Raul Ortiz in Laredo turned up on Twitter late Friday night. Misty Severei and Anna Giaritelli promptly followed up on it in the excellent Washington Examiner story “Leaked video shows tense exchange between Border Patrol chief and agents.” The men of CBP are not happy about the position in which they have been put by the Biden administration. »

Betraying the American people

Featured image Miranda Devine covers the invasion of the United States by illegal aliens in her New York Post column “‘Betraying the American people’: Leaked video reveals Joe Biden’s ‘hush hush’ migrant invasion.” The column opens this way: While Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi go all out to protect Ukraine’s national sovereignty, at the same time they are orchestrating a clandestine invasion of America across the southern border. Two million illegal immigrants »

Planes, trains & automobiles for thee

Featured image Bill Melugin of FOX News has just tweeted out the video below. FOX News has posted the companion news story here. Melugin’s story embeds the video of an illuminating interview of Mark Krikorian by Griff Jenkins. In the linked story Melugin reports: Fox witnessed men go into a small, unmarked office, then re-emerge moments later as multiple taxi cabs then showed up to collect the migrants — who were then »

The Bensman preview

Featured image Todd Bensman is senior national security fellow with the Center for Immigration Studies. CIS has posted his profile here along with links to his writings. Most recently, Bensman has traveled to Tapachula, Mexico to report on the wave of illegals headed our way from all over the world. His January 17 report from Tapachula is “Mexico’s Duplicitous ‘Ant Operation’ Moved Tens of Thousands to the U.S. Border Sight Unseen — »

Bordering on insanity: Settlement talks off

Featured image In late October the Wall Street Journal broke the story that “[t]he Biden administration [was] in talks to offer immigrant families that were separated during the Trump administration around $450,000 a person in compensation[.]” I noted it in “Bordering on insanity: Payout edition.” In addition to denying that the settlement would happen, Biden called the story “garbage…It’s not true.” Yet it was undoubtedly a bona fide story. The administration issued »

DeSantis Strikes Back

Featured image A good friend and frequent email correspondent has been saying for years that we need to send all the illegal immigrants to places where there is plenty of room for them: thinly populated areas like Marin County, the Hamptons, Martha’s Vineyard, Nancy Pelosi’s mansion. That would get the wall built even faster than Hispanics voting Republican. It seems that my friend may have been emailing Ron DeSantis: DeSantis Proposes $8 »

Joe Was Right the First Time

Featured image When he was first asked about the prospect of paying hundreds of thousands of dollars–$450,000, to be exact–to illegal immigrants whose families were separated at the border, President Biden called the idea “garbage” and said it “[wasn’t] gonna happen.” Apparently those in the Justice Department who were responsible for the deal hadn’t bothered to brief the president. When a few days later he was asked again about the rumored agreement, »

Biden yanks our supply chain

Featured image On Saturday President Biden held a press conference to celebrate the passage of his alleged infrastructure bill. I have posted the video below. The White House has posted the transcript here. Biden’s comments creatively combine stupidity with insanity. He asserted that the bill will fix extreme climate events and other ills. I think it will aggravate the present discontents. We shall see. You can feel the excitement: We’re going to »

It’s gonna happen

Featured image About those settlements under negotiation with counsel for illegal aliens allegedly traumatized by their treatment during the Trump administration, President Biden said at his press conference earlier this week that the report was “garbage” and that it “[wasn’t] gonna happen.” That was on Wednesday. His press spokesman walked that back during the White House press conference on Thursday. At his press conference today — White House transcript here — Biden »

The Dying Citizen

Featured image Victor Davis Hanson’s important new book is The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America, published by Basic Books on October 5. Victor is a learned man who applies his learning to the present discontents in the book and in his interview with Peter Robinson (video below). The Hoover Institution/Uncommon Knowledge post includes both the video and podcast forms of the interview with »

It depends on the meaning of “garbage”

Featured image White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre conducted the press conference in the absence of the psychedelic Jen Psaki yesterday. In the Psaki pspirit, Peter Doocy “circled back” to the question he raised with Biden about settlement negotiations between the Biden Department of Justice and the ACLU. According to the Wall Street Journal, the negotiations were “circling in” on payments of $450,000 to illegal aliens allegedly traumatized by the unfriendly »

The ACLU responds

Featured image President Biden’s minders in the White House daycare operation sent him out to read a statement yesterday about Covid-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11. He even took a few questions following his remarks. The White House has posted the text here (video below). Biden’s remarks were jarring and dissonant with the news of the day. The Biden administration proceeds as though nothing happened on Tuesday (false) and they have therefore »

Biden On Illegal Immigrant Payoffs: Never Mind

Featured image News circulated last month that the Biden administration was planning a payoff scheme whereby illegal border crossers would get $450,000 apiece, or $1 million per family, from U.S. taxpayers. To be fair, this was a contemplated settlement of a frivolous ACLU lawsuit that would implicitly (or rather, explicitly) repudiate President Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” policy toward illegal immigration. Still, the bottom line is that illegals would be grotesquely rewarded by American »

Bordering on insanity: Payout edition

Featured image The Wall Street Journal reports: The Biden administration is in talks to offer immigrant families that were separated during the Trump administration around $450,000 a person in compensation, according to people familiar with the matter, as several agencies work to resolve lawsuits filed on behalf of parents and children who say the government subjected them to lasting psychological trauma. The U.S. Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human »

The madness of King Joe

Featured image Democratic orthodoxy is inconsistent with the preservation of the United States or even of civilized society. As for destruction of the United States, consider the erasure of our southern border that the Biden administration has promoted. As for the destruction of civilized society, consider the news broken by Joe Simonson in his Free Beacon story “White House ‘Gender Equity’ Plan Calls for Elimination of Cash Bail.” Simonson quotes the 42-page »