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Most Non-Citizens Use Welfare

President Trump wants to make it harder for people to enter the country and become legal if they are going to take welfare. Here’s why.

According to the Washington Examiner:

A majority of “non-citizens,” including those with legal green card rights, are tapping into welfare programs set up to help poor and ailing Americans, a Census Bureau finding that bolsters President Trump’s concern about immigrants costing the nation.

In a new analysis of the latest numbers, from 2014, 63 percent of non-citizens are using a welfare program, and it grows to 70 percent for those here 10 years or more, confirming another concern that once immigrants tap into welfare, they don’t get off it.

Are Americans required not just to take millions of immigrants but to subsidize most of them too?

Honduran Murderer Traveling with Caravan is Arrested

These caravans are beginning to look more and more like what President Trump said there were – an invasion featuring scores of criminals.

And it wasn’t just a political tool, as the MSM and Democrats claimed. We’re still talking about it well after Election Day.

According to the Washington Examiner:

A convicted murderer from Honduras was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol Saturday after he attempted to illegally enter San Diego from Tijuana with other members of the migrant caravan, according to the Homeland Security department.

Last Saturday, Nov. 24, agents caught three people who had just crossed the border one mile east of the San Ysidro port of entry.

The three men — ages 22, 38, and 46 — were taken to a nearby Border Patrol station for processing. One of the men, Miguel Angel Ramirez, told agents he had traveled from his home country of Honduras with the migrant caravan, according to a Customs and Border Protection report on the arrest.

DHS press secretary Tyler Q. Houlton said Ramirez is one of 600 convicted criminals in the 10,000-person caravan.

Number of Migrants With Children Arriving at the Border Surges

This is why the Trump administration sought to enforce the law in a policy that, according to current rules, forced the separation of children from the adults they came to to the United States with.

A change in the law to allow everyone to be held together was apparently a nonstarter among Democrats, who would rather wail about SS Officer Trump separting families upon arrival.

And of course, they want these people here, as many as possible.


The Mexican and Central American migrants are poor, but they’re not stupid. And so they game the system.

According to the Wall street Journal:

The number of Central American families with children arriving at the U.S. border seeking asylum has surged in recent years—and they keep coming, as more migrant caravans make their way through Mexico.

Having children in tow can be a successful tactic because of American immigration rules. Families from crime-ridden Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are able to gain entry by demonstrating a credible fear of returning home.

Then, as they wait for court hearings on their asylum claims in a process that can take years, most are released into the U.S. because of a 20-day limit on detaining minors; an adult traveling alone could be detained much longer.

Doris Paz, a 29-year-old mother of three, said that is how her sister-in-law reached San Antonio. It is how a neighbor recently crossed into the U.S. with two children. It is why a cousin grabbed her children and joined a caravan of migrants that left Honduras last month. And it is why Ms. Paz joined the same caravan with her 6-year-old son.

“They say that bringing your child is your ticket in,” said Ms. Paz. After a few days walking with her son under tropical heat, however, she turned around and went home.

In fiscal year 2018, which ran from October 2017 to September 2018, a record of 107,212 immigrants traveling in families were apprehended at the U.S. border with Mexico, compared with 14,855 in fiscal year 2013, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The number of apprehended families hit a new monthly record in October, with officials catching roughly 23,100 immigrants traveling as families. Most are coming from Central America.

Kamala Harris Compares ICE to the KKK

My apologies to the men and women of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement service. This person is actually running for president.

Actually, what Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., says is that there is a “perception” among some that the way ICE goes about enforcing the laws has parallels to the KKK.

As in, Hey, not me, there just this perception out there. But she also says there “might need to be some work done to correct the perception.” And it’s a sneaky way of making an assertion without taking full responsibility for it.

Harris is also trying to set up the argument she plans to make during the presidential campaign that ICE needs to be abolished.

If there are people who think the men and women of ICE have anything in common with the KKK, it is those people, not our law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line protecting this country, who need to do some “work” on their own perceptions.

DHS Secretary Nielsen: Middle Easterners are in the Caravans

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Monday backed up claims by President Trump that Middle Easterners are in the caravans headed toward the United States from Central America.

We absolutely see people from the Middle East, from southeast Asia, from other parts of the world — these are not just from Central America.

She indicated the presence of Middle Easterners would not be surprising.

What I can tell you is we stopped 3,000 people last year at the southwest border who had patterns of travel similar to a terrorist. We call them special interest aliens.

Trump was criticized for making the statement without “proof,” and Trump at one point acknowledged that while there was information suggesting the presence of Middle Easterners, he didn’t have proof. Nielsen is suggesting such proof does indeed exist.

Nielsen also said the caravans are funded by . . . somebody. That, as conservative suspected, they’re not simply arising out of nowhere.

With respect to the timing and the particular organization of the caravans, they’re not organic, if uou will, they’re definitely organized, they’re financed.

She added that new caravans coming up behind the lead one are “mostly single males.”

“Unbiased News Article” Accuses Trump of Racism, Causing Pittsburgh Massacre

I honestly grieve at the utter and rather precipitous decline of journalism. In just 15 years or so, we’ve gone from journalism that sometimes unintentionally revealed the liberal biases of reporters to outright editorial writing on the news pages. It used to be that you at least tried to keep your opinion to yourself and you… Continue Reading

Video || Trump: If Caravan Migrants Throw Rocks at Our Military, We Consider it a Rifle

President Trump spoke to reporters after remarks on immigration at the White House: I will tell you, anybody throwing stones, rocks like they did to Mexico and the Mexican military, Mexican police, where they badly hurt police and soldiers of Mexico, we will consider that a firearm . . . They want to throw rocks at… Continue Reading

The Article That Convinced Trump He Could Ditch Birthright Citizenship

President Trump’s view that he could overrule birthright citizenship was reportedly informed by an article written last July in the Washington Post by Michael Anton, a former Trump National Security Council official and current research fellow at Hillsdale College. Anton notes that the principle of birthright citizenship is based on the 14th Amendment, which was written… Continue Reading

Trump Says He Will Seek to End Birthright Citizenship by Executive Action

According to Axios: “It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don’t,” Trump said, declaring he can do it by executive order. When told that’s very much in dispute, Trump replied: “You can definitely do it with an Act of Congress. But now they’re saying I can do… Continue Reading