Illegal immigration

Camp of the ain’ts

Featured image In her New York Post column Miranda Devine reports on “The migrant mess…ruining NYC’s midtown.” She identifies previously elite midtown hotels that are now housing illegal aliens at taxpayer expense: The city is putting illegals up ­indefinitely in Midtown’s former luxury hotels, providing three free hot meals a day, baby formula, free clothing, free legal services, free health care and free education. The cost is reportedly close to $100,000 per »

“Migrant” Melee at New York Hotel

Featured image This headline caught my eye: “Wild melee erupts at NYC migrant shelter as residents throwing bottles are stabbed.” The headline pretty well tells the story, but here is some more: A wild weekend melee broke out at a Manhattan hotel being used as a migrant shelter… “Migrant” has become code for illegal immigrant. …with three of its residents throwing bottles and then getting stabbed as payback, cops said Sunday. Brothers »

The Sanctuary Fraud

Featured image It is remarkable how little it took for Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis to expose the entire “sanctuary city” edifice as a fraud. A busload or two of illegal immigrants and “sanctuary” turns into “NIMBY.” In perhaps the ultimate admission of the fatuity of sanctuary, New York Mayor Eric Adams traveled to El Paso and announced that “there is no room in New York” for any more immigrants. Guess they’ll »

El Paso goes Potemkin

Featured image Municipal authorities in El Paso did their best to protect Joe Biden from images of the disaster that has befallen their city thanks to the open border policies implemented by the Biden administration. It’s not that they didn’t want Biden to see what he has done. He knows perfectly well. They wanted to accommodate his desire to keep the underlying story under wraps from the media when they came to »

Abbott to Biden: Do Your Job

Featured image Joe Biden is finally visiting the southern border–a small slice of it, anyway, in El Paso. The town has been frantically cleaned up, Potemkin-style, for the president’s appearance. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott isn’t fooled. Today he hand-delivered to Biden the letter that is embedded below. Abbott’s letter calls on Biden to do his job. It chastises him for violating his constitutional duty to enforce the laws: All of this »

All is proceeding as foreseen

Featured image In my facetious new year’s predictions I foresaw that Kevin McCarthy would find a way to win election as Speaker of the House in January. I added that by February he would begin to wonder why he wanted the job so badly. I’m thinking he began the wondering last week, so might have missed on that one. I did not foresee that a fight might break out over the Speaker »

Bordering on nullity

Featured image President Biden let it be known first thing yesterday morning that he would visit El Paso this coming Sunday. The visit is notable for two reasons. First, it’s a rare weekend when Biden will not be on vacation. He has spent 40 percent of his term in office so far on vacation. At age 80, the guy needs his r & r. Second, for “El Paso” read “the border.” For »

Thrown under the omnibus

Featured image What are we to make of the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill that is speeding its way through Congress? If you check out FOX News every once in while, or keep up with Bill Melugin’s Twitter feed, you may have heard that we have something worse than a crisis at our southern border. Here is one “surprise” that we were probably not meant to find buried in the bill any »

Losing my shoes

Featured image My maternal grandparents were immigrants from Russia. Yiddish was their native language. They reverted to it whenever they didn’t want me to know what they were saying. It made me feel a little unwelcome. My grandfather was welcomed to the United States with a call-up to serve in the Army when the United States entered World War I. He saw battle in France and was proud of his service for »

Our border is gone

Featured image Watching the influx of illegal aliens crossing our southern border daily, a reasonable man might conclude that we are living out the fevered dreams of a dystopian novel. The United States has lost a basic aspect of sovereignty. Control over its borders is a relic of the past. In theory, the president of the United States is legally obligated to see that the laws are faithfully executed. In practice, however, »

Abbott Calls Out the Guard [Updated]

Featured image This could be huge news: Texas Governor Greg Abbott has summoned the National Guard and the Texas Department of Public Safety to repel the invasion of Texas from its southern border. Abbott invokes the Invasion Clauses of the U.S. and Texas Constitutions: I invoked the Invasion Clauses of the U.S. & Texas Constitutions to fully authorize Texas to take unprecedented measures to defend our state against an invasion. I'm using »

Whip this

Featured image David Marcus’s New York Post column reminds me. I meant to note the exposure of the Biden administration’s big lie about the whipping of illegal immigrants by outnumbered border agents last year. The Post runs Marcus’s column with a blow-up of the email exposing the lie and a photograph documenting the underlying incident. It runs a companion news story here. Marcus calls for the departure of DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. »

What’s Happening at the Northern Border?

Featured image Millions of illegal immigrants have streamed across our Southern border over the last year and a half, coming from places like Mexico, Honduras, Venezuela, and various countries in the Middle East. But our northern border–the longest unguarded border in the world, as I learned in elementary school–has never seen many illegal crossings. So this story, which appeared originally on Patch and was picked up by my colleague Bill Glahn, is »

Border disaster by the numbers

Featured image In the New York Post Deroy Murdock compiles “The chilling numbers that reveal the scale of Joe Biden’s border disaster.” He observes that “Democrats are napping peacefully through the US-Mexico ‘border’ crisis they engineered.” He seeks to snap them out of it with the data: The US Department of Homeland Security reports that the Mexican cartels’ income from smuggling illegal migrants into America has soared from $500 million in 2018 »

Mr. Melugin goes to Washington

Featured image “Abolish ICE” became a theme of the fringe left during the Trump administration. I first heard it advocated as public policy by Ilhan Omar in June 2018 as she sought the endorsement of the DFL to succeed Keith Ellison in Congress. President Biden has delivered the functional equivalent of the abolition of ICE. We have opened our southern border. If you watch Fox News, you watch the invasion in real »

“A Doocy on the border”

Featured image Politico’s West Wing Playbook dubs Fox News reporter Bill Melugin “a [Peter] Doocy on the border.” Both Melugin and Doocy defy the White House yen for the love slathered on it approximately everywhere else in the media. I thought readers who haven’t seen this might find it of interest in a variety of respects. Yesterday the Playbook reporters added a footnote via a Democratic source who complained that they had »

Bordering on incoherence

Featured image Why has President Biden opened our southern border? That wasn’t quite the question that he took on his way out the door of his remarks on the DISCLOSE Act yesterday (transcript here), but it was close. He was asked: “On the border, why is the border more overwhelmed under your watch, Mr. President?” Everyone knows that Biden has invited illegal aliens in. That is the answer. Biden, however, regurgitated what »