Immigration

Walls Across America

Featured image Walls, Nancy Pelosi tells us, are immoral. Also, they don’t work. Which ostensibly is why the Democrats have gone to the mat over Southern border security. Of course, the idea that walls “don’t work” flies in the face of common sense and experience. So the Daily Caller has initiated a “Walls Across America” project. Caller reporter Benny Johnson goes from place to place, pointing out that when leftists want to »

About That Post Poll . . .

Featured image The fun news out of Washington this morning is that some merry prankster was passing out phony copies of the Bezos Bulletin (better known as the Washington Post): Fake editions of The Washington Post claiming that President Trump was leaving office were handed out Wednesday morning at multiple locations in Washington. . . Copies of the bogus papers were handed out at locations around Washington, including outside the White House and »

Acosta strikes again

Featured image Brit Hume alerts us to my new friend Techno Fog’s takedown of Jim Acosta’s latest report from the southern border with the comment: “OMG, Acosta has done it again.” You therefore know it has to be good. In a series of linked tweets accessible here and beginning with the one below, Mr. Fog penetrates the CNN/Acosta fog. I guess it’s a good thing that CNN and Acosta are incapable of »

Acosta accosts himself

Featured image I’m afraid that by now everyone may have seen the visit CNN’s Jim Acosta paid to the border wall in McAllen, Texas (tweet and video below). Acosta purported to fact-check President Trump’s assertion that we face a national security crisis along our southern border calling for additional construction of the wall. “Here are some of the steel slats that the president’s been talking about,” Acosta told his 1.16 million Twitter »

Kushner and Graham are on the case, what could go wrong?

Featured image CNN reports that “Republican senators are privately planning to court Democratic senators on an immigration deal that would give President Donald Trump money for his border wall and include several measures long-sought by Democrats.” This sentence is misleading. Lindsey Graham, who is leading this effort, has himself long sought the amnesty-style measures he’s so generously prepared to offer Democrats. Says CNN: After Trump stormed out of a White House meeting »

Trump’s powerful address

Featured image John and I don’t always agree about President Trump, but I agree with his assessment of Trump’s address tonight on immigration/the partial government shutdown. Trump laid out a common sense case for the need to fund border security and build more wall (or whatever one prefers to call it). I’m pretty sure most Americans agree with the substance of what Trump said. I also believe that Americans overwhelmingly agree that, »

Trump Kills It

Featured image President Trump started a little slowly tonight, but picked up steam and finished very, very strong. He holds a winning hand: there is indeed a crisis at the Southern border. Illegal immigration is a huge problem. It is the number one reason why Trump is president, and the issue is stronger today than it was two years ago. Trump’s closing was very strong, talking about Americans who have been murdered »

Can Trump Build the Wall?

Featured image Whether President Trump needs Congress to authorize construction of additional fencing at the Southern border is an open question. Given the invasion taking place there, many observers believe that the president, exercising his powers as Commander in Chief, can simply order the Army Corps of Engineers, or another appropriate branch of the military, to proceed with construction. Of course, that construction would have to be paid for. But I assume »

Demographic scare talk

Featured image Catherine Rampell, a liberal Washington Post columnist, notes that 2017 saw the lowest number of births in the U.S. in 30 years. She points out that Japan is experiencing an even sharper decline in births, and then purports to find lessons for the U.S. in the measures Japan is taking to counter its impending population shrinkage. Not surprisingly, the lessons Rampell draws tie to liberal talking points. We need more »

“Shutdown” politics

Featured image “House to test Trump on wall.” So reads the headline (paper edition) of the lead story in today’s Washington Post. The statement is true. However, it’s also true that Trump will test the new House. I think the test he poses might be the stiffer one. The Democrats have a constituency — government workers — that will clamor for an end to the shutdown. Trump has no such constituency. Not »

Washington Post attacks Matt Whitaker for doing his job

Featured image The Washington Post’s attacks on Acting Attorney General Matthews Whitaker continue with an “expose” of actions he took as a U.S. attorney to combat illegal immigration. Post reporter Michael Kranish traveled to Marshalltown, Iowa to get the goods on Whitaker. The “goods” consist of efforts to enforce U.S. immigration law against an employer one-third of whose workforce consisted of illegal immigrants. The Post learned that some town officials, including the »

Trump: Build the Wall, Or Else!

Featured image Over the last 24 hours, President Trump has unleashed a series of tweets on illegal immigration and the Southern border. Here they are: This isn’t about the Wall, everybody knows that a Wall will work perfectly (In Israel the Wall works 99.9%). This is only about the Dems not letting Donald Trump & the Republicans have a win. They may have the 10 Senate votes, but we have the issue, »

The use & abuse of Christianity, Democrat style

Featured image Illinois Rep. Luis Gutiérrez is retiring from Congress (why? here is the story), but we will not be spared his like in the new Congress. Indeed, they will rule the roost in the House. We can accordingly look forward to many more rants such as the one to which he subjected DHS Secretary Nielsen at a Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday. David Rutz has posted the video (below) along with »

Schumer Digs In

Featured image Chuck Schumer vows to continue his government shutdown forever rather than fund a wall: President Trump, if you want to open the government, you must abandon the wall, plain and simple. Schumer claims the Democrats are “open to discussing any proposal as long as they do not include anything for the wall.” Sure they are. This is all theater, of course. Hugh Hewitt says the shutdown is Schumer’s fault: This »

The Supreme Court would prefer not to

Featured image You may have heard yesterday that the Trump administration “suffered a defeat in the Supreme Court” or words to that effect, with Chief Justice Roberts joining the devout leftists to cast the deciding vote. Mark Sherman’s AP story leads: “A divided Supreme Court won’t let the Trump administration begin enforcing a ban on asylum for any immigrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border.” Adam Liptak’s New York Times story leads: »

When Judge Sullivan hears about this…

Featured image Yesterday DHS Secretary Nielsen announced an administrative reform of the enraging asylum scam that is aided and abetted by the Democrats (video below). RCP has posted video along with the transcript of an excerpt of her announcement in testimony to Congress yesterday. “Aliens trying to game the system to get into our country illegally will no longer be able to disappear into the United States, where many skip their court »

Death by sanctuary state

Featured image Earlier this week, Gustavo Garcia, an illegal immigrant with a criminal record, celebrated his release from prison by going on a shooting spree. He killed two people and injured six others before dying as the result of crash at the end of a harrowing car chase in a stolen vehicle. Garcia had been deported twice — first in 2004 and then 2014. Before his second deportation, he had spent 27 »