Immigration

Is California dreaming becoming a reality?

Featured image In January, my conservative cousin formerly from New York, currently from California, alerted me to the possibility that Governor Gavin Newsom might face a recall election. I posted my cousin’s observations in a post called “California Dreaming.” Now, as the Mamas and the Papas once sang, California dreaming is becoming a reality. State officials have certified that enough valid signatures have been gathered to put the question of recall to »

Immigration and the Essential Cravenness of Joe Biden

Featured image Nothing so surely signals the essential emptiness of Joe Biden than his rapid flip-flop Friday on raising the cap on the number of asylum seekers the United States will accept. At first the Biden Administration announced that they would not lift the relatively low cap that Trump had adopted, but following “outcry” from “Progressives,” Biden did a pirouette worthy of Bolshie ballerina and said he’d now lift the cap. One reason »

How Joe Biden created the border crisis

Featured image Byron York begins his article on the present border crisis this way: Anyone paying attention to the news knows the situation on the U.S.-Mexico border is terrible. Anyone who actually visits the border discovers it is worse than that. Byron bases this statement on his visit to the border, during which he accompanied a group of GOP House members. The observations in his report support his conclusion. But why is »

Are Liberals Getting Dumber?

Featured image I know, it is a silly question. But seriously, some news items over the weekend really make me wonder. First up, the New York Times—a former newspaper, as Andrew Klavan likes to remind us—has run an “explainer” about the growing universe of potential personal pronouns. The first expansion took us up to something like 60 or so, but now we have moved on to “neopronouns” (seriously), which takes us way »

Biden administration solicits random federal employees to go the border

Featured image Here’s a question. If there is no border crisis, why is Joe Biden’s Department of HHS inviting federal employees in departments having nothing to do with immigration or health to travel to the border and provide assistance? Here’s another question: Isn’t the Biden administration inviting a misappropriation of federal funds? And finally: What are such federal employees from random agencies supposed to do when they get to the border? These »

Biden Tries to Shut Down News Coverage at the Border

Featured image The Biden administration is desperately trying to prevent the American people from realizing the extent of the fiasco at our Southern border. Thus, loyal Democrat Chris Wallace this morning criticized Biden, pointing out that the Trump administration was more transparent. The Biden administration has repeatedly tried to prevent photos and videos of conditions at the border from reaching the American people. Late last week, a delegation of 18 senators visited »

Washington Post fact checkers correct Biden, gently [UPDATED]

Featured image The fact checkers at the Washington Post are biased, but not corrupt. They will fact check and correct false statements by Democrats. But when it comes to rating the false statements — a highly subjective exercise — they are more forgiving of Democrats. They tend to go light on the number of “Pinocchios” they award Dems, compared to Republicans. And it’s my impression that they are more inclined to fact »

Biden lies about the border

Featured image I watched part of Joe Biden’s press conference today. As a general matter, his capacity seems diminished. However, his capacity for lying is as strong as ever. Biden was especially dishonest when he discussed the situation at the Mexico border — that is, the border crisis. Rich Lowry has the details. He writes: The Biden press conference was a train wreck and disgrace on the border. He repeated the Alejandro »

Kids In Cages [Updated]

Featured image The crisis at the southern border continues, denied by no one, at this point, other than the Biden administration. This ABC video includes, I believe, footage shot and released by the administration. So this apparently is as good a face as can be put on conditions at the border: It is hard to understand the Biden administration’s actions here. The influx of illegal immigrants, bringing children whenever possible since everyone »

Media Declares Biden Political Crisis [Updated]

Featured image Over the last several days and reaching a crescendo today, the mainstream media has been sounding the newsroom equivalent of a four-alarm fire over the growing chaos at the southern border, because the Biden team are persisting with their Baghdad Bob act over the matter. See, for example, how the morning news shows depicted the matter: All of the media stories right now should be understood as memos from the PR wing »

Please Let Us In!

Featured image I am a couple days late with this, but it is still worth noting. Chaos at our southern border continues to worsen, and if there is any justice in the world, it will be a major PR disaster for the “Biden” administration. Those who wish to violate our laws correctly believe that they have an ally in the White House–someone who has as little regard for our immigration laws as »

The Tide Starts to Turn

Featured image Gee—who could have predicted this (aside from me), from USA Today? Exclusive: Stark divide on race, policing emerges since George Floyd’s death, USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll shows Americans’ trust in the Black Lives Matter movement has fallen and their faith in local law enforcement has risen since protests demanding social justice swept the nation last year, according to an exclusive USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll. The debate over the intersection of racism and policing will »

Squaring the illegals circle, cont’d

Featured image Following on my observation that the Biden administration’s official welcome mat for illegal aliens cannot be squared with basic public health admonitions, the New York Post reports: More than 100 illegal immigrants who tested positive for the coronavirus — after their arrival in Texas ​​since late January — have been released by the Border Patrol into the Lone Star State ​and are free to travel to other parts of the »

Squaring the illegals circle

Featured image As the Biden administration invites waves of illegal immigrants to come on up from points south, it has to square a few circles. One of them is the public health dimension of the influx. Politico reported a story yesterday that bears on the public health dimension of the invasion: “White House: Biden not considering sharing Covid vaccine with Mexico.” Think about it. Something’s gotta give. In the video below, Jill »

Biden’s border crisis heightens risk of terrorism

Featured image Last night, I discussed how Joe Biden’s immigration policies are creating a crisis at the border. Even the Washington Post admits it. According to the Post, the new surge at our southern border carries the prospect of death from the Wuhan coronavirus. The Post reports that one area into which illegal immigrants are flooding has more than 100,000 cases of the virus. The invasion of illegal immigrants carries another deadly »

Biden’s first day, a preview of coming attractions?

Featured image In his first day as president, Joe Biden had something for almost everyone in his far-left coalition. For the climate alarmists, he signed an executive order revoking the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. For the radical LGBT crowd, he signed an executive order that I read as calling on schools across the country to allow transgender athletes to participate in the sport of their gender identity. (It says, “Children »

Apres Trump, Le Deluge

Featured image For four years, Donald Trump gave the U.S. a sane, America-first immigration policy. A legal one, too; he actually did his best to enforce the immigration laws, unlike the scofflaw Barack Obama. All of that will come to an end with Joe Biden’s inauguration tomorrow, and the results will be disastrous for millions of Americans. From Breitbart: President-elect Joe Biden’s amnesty plan will reportedly provide the glittering prize of U.S. »