Immigration

Caravan update

Featured image Last night Tucker Carlson invited gonzo filmmaker Ami Horowitz on his show for a short segment on the caravan heading our way from Central America (video below). FOX News reporter Bill La Jeunesse was on the scene for a while, seemingly to serve as the public relations spokesman for the horde. La Jeunesse (and others) to the contary notwithstanding, Horowitz demonstrates that it represents the organized efforts of unknown benefactors »

Using bogus charge of “racism,” big media turns down Trump ad

Featured image CNN, NBC News, and Fox News are all refusing to run a campaign ad that features footage of (1) Luis Bracamontes, a twice-deported immigrant from Mexico sentenced to death in California for killing two police officers and (2) the caravan of illegal immigrants heading towards the U.S. The point of the ad is to attack Democrats as soft on illegal immigration which, manifestly, they are. CNN insists the ad is »

Caravaners Sue

Featured image A half dozen members of the Honduras caravan have filed suit against President Trump and various other federal officials in a putative class action. You can read the complaint, which is venued in the District of Columbia, here. It is largely a Democratic Party screed against the President, with paragraphs like this: Trump’s professed and enacted policy towards thousands of caravanners seeking asylum in the United States is shockingly unconstitutional. »

Caravan hopping the bus

Featured image FOX News reporter Bill La Jeunesse seemed to me to be performing public relations work on behalf of the migrant caravan in his regular live hits from Mexico. Either that or he had succumbed to a variant of Stockholm Syndrome. Has Griff Jenkins relieved him? Jenkins has actually come up with a few stories, such as the presence of bad apples among the multitude (“Jose revealed his criminal past and »

What will Trump do about the caravan? [UPDATED]

Featured image In response to the caravan of potential immigrants that’s making its way towards the U.S.-Mexico border, President Trump has called on the U.S. military. According to reports, soldiers, perhaps as many as 1,000 of them, are being sent to provide support to ICE in dealing with members of the caravan when they reach the border. Sending in the military sends the right signal, I think. Perhaps it will deter some »

Here Comes the Caravan!

Featured image In an amazing coincidence, thousands of Central Americans, most, apparently, from Honduras, are making their way toward the southern U.S. border two weeks before the midterm elections. Someone has organized this “caravan,” and–evidently because it won’t otherwise arrive in time for the election–someone reportedly is paying for bus rides for many of the caravaners. Who? That question is met with the studied incuriosity we have come to expect from the »

Invasion by euphemism: James Dueholm speaks

Featured image In “Invasion by euphemism” I cited James Dueholm’s essay “Lincoln’s Suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus.” Disagreeing with the gist of what I wrote, Mr. Dueholm has emailed me this comment: I don’t think the coming caravan would be considered an invasion for either the writ suspension or protection of states provision of the Constitution, but I do think the president has the constitutional power to deploy the armed »

Invasion by euphemism

Featured image We await the arrival of the latest “caravan” of aliens from Central America proclaiming their intention of entering the United States unlawfully via our southern border. I believe but do not know that this would be what is known as an “invasion” under Section 9, Article 1 of the Constitution: “The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of Rebellion or Invasion »

Do the Democrats have a “Latino problem”?

Featured image NBC News thinks they do, and is concerned that they may not be able to “fix it in time” for the 2018 election. NBC News frets that “party operatives and tied-in organizations in [Texas] and across the country are seeing signs — surprising to some — that many Hispanics may sit out the midterms.” This “lack of enthusiasm among Latinos has party leaders concerned that a key part of the »

Illegal Immigrant Arrested In Serial Murders

Featured image A serial killer who attacked homeless men with a baseball bat has terrorized Los Angeles, killing three and leaving others in critical condition. On Monday, Ramon Escobar was arrested for the baseball bat murders. It sounds as though he likely committed additional murders in Houston, as well as other violent crimes. Escobar is an illegal immigrant who was deported multiple times and released by ICE under Obama administration guidelines, despite »

Sweden Swings to the Right

Featured image That is what observers expect from tomorrow’s election, anyway: “Far-right poised for big wins in Sweden election.” The anti-immigration far-right is expected to soar in Sweden’s September 9 general election, capitalising on voter discontent as Swedes punish traditional parties over immigration, integration and health care. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven’s Social Democrats, who have dominated Swedish politics since the 1930s, will remain the biggest party in the country but likely with »

Stephen Miller’s insufferable uncle

Featured image Politico has published a opinion piece by David Glosser called “Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I’m His Uncle.” Glosser’s piece is a shrill, hyper-personal rant of the “Give me your tired, your poor” genre. But for Glosser’s status as Stephen Miller’s uncle, I don’t think Politico would even have considered running it. Glosser’s great-grandfather came to America from what was then Russia and now is Belarus »

Child raped because “sanctuary” Philadelphia released criminal ICE wanted [With Comment by John]

Featured image Last night, Department of Homeland Security head Kirstjen Nielsen appeared on Sean Hannity’s program to discuss the outrageous story of a girl who was raped by an illegal immigrant released from prison instead of being held, as ICE had requested. Mike Brest of the Daily Caller reports on the interview, which I didn’t see. Here’s what Hannity said: Let me tell the audience about a case that we just found »

Judge Bates’ power grab

Featured image Scott has embedded the opinion of Judge John Bates in NAACP v. Donald J. Trump. Judge Bates ordered the administration to restart the DACA program within 20 days because, in essence, he doesn’t think much of the administration’s policy reasons for ending the program. I have plowed through the opinion. It reminds me of the scene in “Duck Soup” where Groucho Marx (Rufus T. Firefly) refuses to hear a matter »

Our robed master Bates strikes again

Featured image Paul Mirengoff frequently refers to “our robed masters” in the federal judiciary. Yesterday our robed master Bates of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia administered the latest in a series of legal defeats to President Trump’s attempted rescission of President Obama’s unconstitutional program to regularize illegal immigrants by executive decree. The is President Trump’s second defeat in this case. The New York Times’s Miriam Jordan gave »

Eyeless in Rochester

Featured image I hate to have to pick up the local news from a national daily, but I learn from USA Today that a “Minnesota man” named Mahad Aziz gouged out the eyes of his 74-year-old relative in the course of a beating at the apartment of one or the other in Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic was conveniently at hand, but there wasn’t much the hospital could do. Aziz beat his »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll notes THE TRUMP ECONOMY IN THE HEARTLAND. She reports from flyover country: This will be a purely anecdotal account. I am not an economist, nor do I play one on TV. For one thing, I’m not dead wrong most of the time, but that’s another story, lookin’ at YOU, Mr. Krugman. As regular readers of this column know, I have spent more than half of July back in »