Immigration

Abolish ICE? Great Idea!

Featured image I am on vacation for a few days, so posting has been and will continue to be light until the weekend. For now, I just want to highlight this Michael Ramirez cartoon that I think sums up very well the Democrats’ disastrous decision to advocate the abolition of ICE. In other words, the total refusal to enforce any immigration laws, and the loss of our sovereignty as a people. How »

The Liberal Crackup

Featured image Forget, for the moment, our long-running “Civil War on the Left” series. That civil war is essentially over, and the radical “progressive” left has won. Notice how fast the left and the media is rushing to embrace their shiny new object, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the young (and presumably wise) Latina who knocked off the incumbent number four-ranked Democratic House member Joseph Crowley (who, admittedly, I had never heard of before last »

Immigration: A Loser For the Democrats

Featured image Yesterday the Democrats organized pro-illegal immigration rallies across the country. The demonstrations were putatively addressed to the separation of illegal immigrant families at the border–never mind that President Trump has already issued an executive order addressing that issue–but the real agenda was open borders, i.e., no national sovereignty. Come one, come all. This was most plainly expressed by the “Abolish ICE” theme that permeated the demonstrations: I think everyone understands »

Dave Begley: Dems Belong Together in Omaha

Featured image Nebraska attorney Dave Begley is the only guy I know who attended one of the Families Belong Together rallies across the country yesterday protesting the Trump administration’s enforcement of immigration law. Writing from the Omaha rally — contrast Dave’s report with the Omaha World-Herald’s cheerleading — Dave reports: Wisconsin law professor emerita and blogger Ann Althouse is a severe critic of anyone who uses children for political advantage, but they »

Authorities finally stop resistance shut-down of ICE facility

Featured image I haven’t seen much coverage of this story, perhaps because the mainstream media is once again covering, as best it can within reason, for the anti-Trump resistance. Protesters organized by the Democratic Socialists of America shut down operations at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Portland, Oregon. They did so by taking over part of the grounds of the facility on June 17, in protest of administration policy »

Amnesty update

Featured image The House today resoundingly defeated the so-called compromise immigration bill pushed by Speaker Ryan. The vote was 121-301. The legislation would have offered amnesty and a path to citizenship to an estimated 2.2 million direct beneficiaries. It would have eliminated certain categories of chain migration, but preserved the largest ones. It would have ended the visa lottery. Finally, it would have funded the border wall to the tune of $23 »

The hysteria this time

Featured image I don’t think the role of the mainstream media as an adjunct of the Democratic Party has ever been more obvious than it has been this month with the nonstop hysteria over enforcement of immigration law at the border. Are we permitted to have a country anymore? Apparently not. When it comes to this month’s model of Trump hysteria, Victor Davis Hanson sees a pattern: “A month from now there »

Is the Democrats’ “Separated Children” Ploy Working?

Featured image In a remarkable show of unity, the liberal press launched a coordinated effort to distract voters’ attention from the booming economy, President Trump’s summit with North Korea’s Kim, the DOJ Inspector General’s report and the collapse of the Mueller investigation with a ginned-up controversy over temporary separation of illegal immigrant children from their parents at the southern border. Otherwise known as law enforcement. On a short-term basis, the ploy has »

The mask slips

Featured image The role of the mainstream media as an adjunct of the Democratic Party has never been more obvious than it has been this month with the media’s nonstop hysteria over enforcement of immigration law at the border. Are we permitted to have a country anymore? Apparently not. John Heilemann is a mainstream media mainstay. He is managing editor of Bloomberg Politics, regular contributor to MSNBC’s Morning Joe and, as the »

Trump’s good advice to GOP: Don’t waste time on immigration reform

Featured image Yesterday, President Trump advised House Republicans to “stop wasting their time” on immigration bills that can’t pass due to Democratic opposition. It’s sound advice, though late in coming. As we have reported, the House has tied itself up working on two pieces of amnesty legislation — a sensible bill proposed by Rep. Goodlatte (limited amnesty in exchange for improved enforcement and the slashing of chain migration) and a so-called compromise »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is not amused: FECKLESS FEMI-NINNIES LEARN A NEW WORD! She writes: Well, kids, it does pay to increase your Word Power. The witless Samantha Bee not only broke new ground by trotting out the c-word – and retained her wretched television show — but she modified it with the adjective that popped up on her Word-A-Day Calendar: FECKLESS! Not to be outdone, Kathy Griffin of bloody, severed head »

House leadership postpones vote on large-scale amnesty bill [UPDATED]

Featured image The House was expected to vote today on two immigration bills: Rep. Goodlatte’s proposal and the House leadership’s alleged compromise bill supported by President Trump. Goodlatte’s bill grants amnesty (but not path to citizenship) to the DACA population in exchange for significantly tightening up immigration enforcement and prompt, deep cuts to chain migration categories. Jessica Vaughn of the Center of Immigration Studies estimates that this bill would result in a »

War of the worlds (revised edition)

Featured image We haven’t heard much about the Democrats’ proposed legislative solution to resolve the hysteria over separations of families and fake families illegally entering the Unites at the border. The Democrats have whipped up the hysteria with the invaluable assistance of their media adjunct. We look back with an attitude of bemusement on the panic whipped up by the Orson Welles/Mercury Theater broadcast dramatizing the invasion of earth by Martians in »

Poll: For GOP, voting for amnesty is playing with fire

Featured image Earlier this evening John wrote: [T]he fundamental reality is that Democrats are in favor of illegal immigration, and Republicans are against it. The GOP wins that one every time. I agree with John on both counts. However, on the issue of amnesty for illegal immigrants Republicans are divided. Being for amnesty is not the same thing as being for illegal immigration. However, amnesty encourages illegal immigration. Thus, if you’re against »

Trump Trolls the Democrats

Featured image As I said in a post not long ago, the fundamental reality is that Democrats are in favor of illegal immigration, and Republicans are against it. The GOP wins that one every time. Especially since, until roughly the day before yesterday, Democrats opposed–or pretended to oppose–illegal immigration, too. President Trump tweeted this brief stroll down memory lane a little while ago: Don’t worry, the Republicans, and your President, will fix »

Trump Throws In the Towel on Border Children [with comment by Paul]

Featured image Today President Trump signed an executive order directing that illegal alien families be detained together at the border. You can read the text of the order here. Importantly, President Trump is not backing off from his “no-tolerance” policy, so bringing children along to the border will not be a get out of jail free card, as it was during the Obama administration. Here are some relevant portions of the order: »

The Immigration Fracas: Paging Daniel Boorstin!

Featured image Watching the collective media and political class freak out over the “crisis” of immigration enforcement at the border sent me to my bookshelf to dust off Daniel Boorstin’s classic 1961 book, The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America. Step back for a moment from the whack-a-mole problem of sorting out fact from fiction in this current drama; the way this is playing out is a perfect case study in »