Immigration

Biden and Yang display ignorance about immigration

Featured image Immigration was always going to be a topic of discussion during Thursday’s Democratic debate. Thus, the candidates should have been prepared to speak about immigration, if not intelligently than at least without getting basic facts wrong. As Mark Krikorian documents, Joe Biden and Andrew Yang were unable to pass this modest test. Biden claimed that during the Obama administration, “we didn’t lock people up in cages; we didn’t separate families.” »

How Montgomery County, Maryland enables rapists

Featured image Jason Hopkins of the Daily Caller reports that in Montgomery Country, Maryland, where I live, at least seven illegal immigrants have been arrested and charged with sexual crimes since July 25 of this year. In the latest case, Emilio Carrasco-Hernandez, a 37-year-old from Honduras, was arrested for allegedly holding a 15-year-old girl down and raping her. In other cases, illegal immigrants have been charged with raping an 11-year-old and a »

Sheriff sued for cooperating with ICE is vindicated

Featured image Scott Jenkins is the sheriff of Culpeper County in Virginia. In that capacity, and pursuant to requests from the federal government, he turned an illegal immigrant over to ICE once that immigrant finished serving his criminal sentence. The illegal immigrant had been arrested for driving without a license and for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The Culpeper County Jail received a detainer from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement »

Trump administration tightens “public charge” rule

Featured image Today, the Trump administration released the final version of a rule that increases the government’s ability to deny green cards for people deemed likely to depend on government aid such as food stamps, housing assistance and Medicaid. As Robert Verbruggen explains, federal law gives the executive branch lots of discretion to reject immigrants who are “likely at any time to become a public charge.” This approach is rooted in the »

The Washington Post’s dishonest account of Trump’s Panama City rally

Featured image Philip Rucker of the Washington Post is a dishonest anti-Trump partisan. His reporting is some of the Post’s most slanted, and that’s saying a lot. In this screed masquerading as a news story, Rucker tried to assign responsibility for the El Paso mass shooting to President Trump. In the second paragraph, Rucker wrote: “How do you stop these people? You can’t,” Trump lamented at a May rally in Panama City »

What’s driving the migrant surge?

Featured image Let’s start by identifying what’s not driving it. The surge in immigration from Central America to the United States is not caused by violence in the countries the migrants are leaving. As Matt Sussis points out in the video below, since 2011 the murder rate has declined significantly in Guatemala and Honduras. It has declined significantly in El Salvador since 2015. Some on the left claim that climate change is »

Those Ugly Nativist . . . Swedes??

Featured image Penn law professor Amy Wax is under predictable PC fire for her remarks at last week’s National Conservatism Conference to the effect that immigration will succeed to the extent that immigrants share our cultural values, which means we ought to have more immigration from Europe. (The way current immigration law works, it is quite difficult to immigrate to the U.S. from Europe compared to people from Latin America and Asia. »

Trump Saves Lives At the Border

Featured image We are a few days late with this, but it bears repeating if you haven’t already seen it: deaths at the U.S.’s Southern border have declined during the Trump administration: Several Democratic presidential candidates tweeted their outrage. Senator Kamala Harris, tweeted: “Trump says, ‘Go back to where you came from.’ That is inhumane. Children are dying. This is a stain on our moral conscience.” Beto O’Rourke tweeted: “Trump is responsible »

Who’s the Racist?

Featured image Campus Reform made this video, in which an interviewer reads a quote about deporting illegal immigrants to college students and asks what they think about it. You can imagine. It turns out, though, that the quote is from President Obama in 2014. The students aren’t as embarrassed as they should be: Among other things, the video is a sad reminder of how uninformed most young people are these days. »

Is Trump causing Latinas to give birth prematurely?

Featured image The Washington Post wants us to believe he is. It cites several studies that apparently show an increase in premature births from Latinas since President Trump took office. Deep in the article we read an important disclaimer: Scott Sullivan, a maternal-fetal medicine professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, who was not involved in the study, cautioned against blaming Trump’s election. “The study doesn’t show that. It’s shows a »

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 »