Immigration

Mexicans favor deporting illegal immigrants. Are they racist?

Featured image A recent survey by Washington Post/Reforma of Mexican adults finds that they are deeply frustrated with the immigrants who have swarmed into their country from Central America. More than 60 percent of those surveyed consider the illegal immigrants a burden on their country because they take jobs and benefits that should belong to Mexicans. 55 percent say they favor deporting illegal immigrants to their country of origin. 33 percent favor »

Trump’s immigration edge

Featured image The folks who put out Axios peddle an almost relentlessly hostile line against President Trump. Their lead item this morning, for example, by Mike Allen, asserts that it is a “Tough time to be a Trump supporter.” Personally, I’m dealing with it and carrying on. I have been helped along this morning by the Axios report from Warren, Michigan on the results of a focus group “of 12 swing voters »

In his reply

Featured image Former ICE Director Tom Homan had a few choice words for Rep. Chuy Garcia during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Friday (video below). Homan resented the Democrats’ use of him as a stage prop in their political theater. Expressing my views exactly, Homan observed: “First of all your comments are disgusting!” Garcia echoed him, schoolyard style. Homan continued: “I’ve served my country 34 years. This is »

Whose Side Are They On?

Featured image That is a question that often occurs to me when I watch the Democrats’ anti-American hate-fest. (No, this post isn’t about the media’s slavering homage to Megan Rapinoe, but it could be.) The Southern border is a litmus test: do they believe that the United States has a right to exist as a sovereign nation, or don’t they? For many Democrats, the answer evidently is No. That goes for all »

Dan Crenshaw: AOC getting bolder with her lies

Featured image Martha MacCallum invited Rep. Dan Crenshaw on for a segment on her FOX News show last night to respond to the latest of the charges leveled by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on our border detention facilities (video below). According to AOC, detainees are forced to drink water from toilets. I wrote about her visit to the El Paso facility yesterday in “The screaming of AOC.” I don’t believe a word that comes »

The screaming of AOC

Featured image The Democratic Party is in the grip of lunatics slathering their hysteria among their followers. Their leader is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. On a visit to a border patrol facility in El Paso with 13 fellow Democratic congressmen yesterday, AOC reportedly put on quite a performance. Please note that the linked report by the Washington Examiner’s Anna Giaritelli stands in contrast to the treatment of the visit by the mainstream media, where »

Just In Case Immigration Comes Up…

Featured image …in tonight’s debate, President Trump has been tweeting about Australia’s policies with regard to illegal immigration. Australia has published a series of brochures intended to discourage attempts at illegal entry, like this one: If you can’t read it, the text says: * If you get on a boat without a visa, you will not end up in Australia. * Any vessel seeking to illegally enter Australia will be intercepted and »

Wherefore Wayfair

Featured image I take it that the government is underwriting the order of $200,000 worth of bedding and other furniture to BCFS, a nonprofit contractor that operates immigration detention facilities at the southern U.S. border. The furniture is needed to accommodate the detention of illegal aliens crossing into the United States. Current accommodations are inadequate to the task occasioned by the massive invasion with which our law enforcement authorities are attempting to »

Loose threads in the curious case (2)

Featured image Minnesota state representative Steve Drazkowski reminds me of the legendary story of the time Abraham Lincoln met Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1862. Lincoln is said to have greeted Stowe, “So you are the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war.” Rep. Drazkowski is the state representative who filed the complaint against Ilhan Omar with the state campaign finance board. In the course of its investigation the »

The news from Newsom

Featured image The trouble with California is that it represents the wave of the future. Take California Governor Gavin Newsom — please. Citing Newsom’s tweeted video (below), Monica Showalter writes: “I thought it was satire, something cooked up by his political enemies. You couldn’t put out a less attractive video than the one Gavin Newsom did for illegal aliens on Twitter, advising them himself on how to obstruct ICE from any deportation »

Trump Makes a Deal

Featured image Hand-wringing over imminent imposition of tariffs on goods imported from Mexico can stop: President Trump announced a deal tonight: I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico. The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended. Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to…. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) »

Family Ties

Featured image Really, I don’t understand the left sometimes. They’re very upset at the practice of “family separation” of migrant children at the border (a practice that goes back many years, keep in mind), but then I return to my Communist Manifesto to remind myself that a key demand for achieving socialism is abolishing the family. Nationalizing the children has been a staple of socialist visions at least since Plato. So when »

Crossing the border

Featured image We can turn to to the Daily Mail to learn of the large group of Africans crossing the Rio Grande to enter the United States illegally last week. The AP covered the story without the video supplied by Customs and Border Protection (below), but the bare-bones AP story seems to have escaped daily newspapers across the United States. The White House has done its part to get the story out. »

Michelle Malkin on the curious case

Featured image Michelle Malkin reviews what I called “The curious case of Ilhan Omar” back in 2016. Michelle briefly summarizes our current state of knowledge — far advanced over what I began with in 2016 — in her Townhall column “Revoke Ilhan Omar’s marriage fraud immunity card.” In the conclusion of her column she writes: We have enough native-born scam artists and fraudsters without having to import more from around the world. »

Girl killed by MS-13 members after Maryland officials ignore ICE detainer

Featured image Last week, police arrested two teenagers, Josue Fuentes-Ponce and Joel Escobar, and charged them with the murder of 14 year-old Ariana Funes-Diaz. She was killed in a tunnel, beaten with a baseball bat and slashed with a machete. She was found naked. Reportedly, the killers, members of MS-13, ordered her to strip before they murdered her. According to authorities, Fuentes-Ponce and Escobar killed the girl because they were worried she »

Dishonest immigration reporting sways public opinion

Featured image Bill D’Agostino of NewsBusters demonstrates that the mainstream media is hiding the facts about our immigration crisis. He also shows that, by doing so, it is causing the public to underestimate the problem and to oppose President Trump’s policies. For the first proposition — media slant — D’Agostino cites a study by the Media Research Center (MRC) of every ABC, CBS and NBC evening news broadcast from January 1 through »

Illegal immigrants won’t be sent to Florida after all

Featured image Over the weekend, I wrote about the Trump administration’s plan to send a thousand illegal immigrants per month to Southern Florida to relieve the overcrowded and unsustainable conditions on the U.S.-Mexico border. The move brought howls of protests from officials in the two Democrat-controlled counties where the immigrants were to be sent. More importantly, perhaps, Florida governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican and ardent Trump supporter, also objected to the move. »