If the U.S. loosened visa restrictions or expanded the sanctuary-city concept to the national level, particularly with no similar moves from any of the world’s other rich nations, we’d see the largest mass movement in human history. It would be an epic economic and environmental catastrophe. And yet in the current political climate, it’s hard to find anyone outside the Trump wing of the Republican Party willing to articulate the need for enforcement.
Mike Flynn was clear-eyed about the threat Islam poses to constitutional liberty and America’s Judeo-Christian culture. Whoever conned President Trump into saying that he thought Islam has been “kidnapped by radical groups” did so by failing to tell him that he was meeting with a representative of one of the chief kidnappers – the Wahhabis of the Saudi royal family.
Right before the election Facebook began to block CHQ content. In responses that sounded like they were written by Lois Lerner, we were assured that the problem had nothing to do with ConservativeHQ’s name or the conservative content of our articles, but the problem has continued to grow and now Facebook has labeled CHQ a "malicious" website.
The simple step of announcing and explaining the order was a big, necessary step. The order is more detailed and it contains a thorough legal justification, and the administration also released a fact sheet helping to clarify it yet further. The Cabinet secretaries on Monday laid out the framework and some of the reasoning.
Perhaps the most breathtaking element in these new guidelines is that illegals captured at the border will no longer be released into the U.S. to await a hearing before an immigration judge. Most will be turned around and sent back to Mexico. With the increased monitoring and surveillance at the border, the number of illegals being able to settle in the interior of the U.S. will be drastically reduced.
According to our friends at openthebooks.com “sanctuary cities” extort almost $27 billion from American taxpayers to pursue their unconstitutional scheme to nullify the immigration laws passed by Congress. Withholding federal funds from just two of them would more than pay for the wall in just one year, and the rest would be gravy for the taxpayers of jurisdictions whose elected officials follow the Constitution and the laws passed by Congress.
Trump looks like an underdog as the judicial branch blatantly usurps the authority of the executive branch on a matter as fundamental as the entry of foreigners from dangerous countries into the country. How is anybody supposed to take the claim of Trump as a “monstrous threat to the Constitution” seriously when Democrats and judges are busy extending the Constitution to foreign nationals in Libya, Somalia, and other terror hot spots?
Jeff Sessions just left a leadership vacuum in the Senate on the issue of immigration, and Sen. Tom Cotton is trying to fill it. The Arkansas Republican and Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., this week introduced a tough immigration bill that has hardliners cheering, and signaled that Cotton is likely to inherit the issue from Sessions, who was just confirmed as President Trump's attorney general.
Despite the pessimism many conservatives feel after the ultra-liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals failed to overturn District Judge James Robart’s plainly extra-constitutional order stopping the President from suspending immigration from seven terrorist hotspots, there is much good news in the immigration battle.
California’s legal citizens face a growing array of laws, regulations and taxes. In their zeal to poke their finger in the eye of the Republican administration, however, legislators are passing laws that provide wide areas of legal exemptions — designed mainly to benefit people who are here illegally. It’s a perverse legislative approach in a state that can never manage to deregulate anything (except, perhaps, abortion clinics).
For vetting to work, there has to be information to vet against. Where there is none, a blank slate is not necessarily evidence that an individual is a bona fide refugee, and yet that is the presumption that results from current processes.
For all intents and purposes the President’s powers as Commander in Chief and his executive power to maintain the country’s sovereignty have been seized by 97 globalist technology companies and an unelected judge in the Western District of Washington.
The Trump administration is pulling the plug on the official Islamophilia of the last administration, which the New York Times seems to think went swimmingly. Remember the glory days when Obama was inviting the Muslim Brotherhood to his speeches, his attorney general was banning any mention of Islamic terrorism, and his CIA director was sanitizing jihad as a “legitimate tenet of Islam”? Apparently, we’re supposed to tremble at the thought that this period has passed.
If Trump wants to fight for the forgotten man, he will rebuff requests to expand guest-worker programs. He will, rather, scrap the guest-worker program for low-skilled workers, and also totally overhaul the high-skilled guest-worker program.
Should Christian refugees be given priority status? Absolutely. There is one overriding reason: they are the most persecuted people on earth. It is not compassionate to treat every religion equally when the distribution of the victims of religious persecution, and the reasons for it, are so egregiously unequal.
The United States allows a great deal of leeway for protest and disagreement. Those who disagree with the president’s executive order have taken full advantage of those rights, and rightly so. But their argument that the United States, alone among all countries, cannot restrict who comes in from beyond its shores is, quite simply, specious.
President Trump’s wall is a statement to the world: this is our country. We decide who comes here. And we will defend our borders. The crisis of our time is not that some Americas are saying this, but that so many are too paralyzed to say it, or do not care, or embrace what is happening to their country.
President Obama is the most unaccomplished man to ever hold the office and has been given an eight-year free pass and never held to account for his failures; while Donald J. Trump hasn't even been sworn in and is already a human pinata for the snowflake right and the radical left.
Border security hawks have been lobbying Trump's team to hire an "immigration czar" who would coordinate policy on this issue across multiple Cabinet-level departments and agencies. One person whose name keeps coming up to be immigration czar is Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a Republican who has molded legislation to get tough on illegal immigration in multiple states, most notably Arizona.
There are two parts of any effective immigration-enforcement plan that are more important than either the Mexican border or criminal-alien removals: turning off the jobs magnet and ensuring that lawful foreign visitors actually go home when their authorized time is up.