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Video || Democratic Candidates Pandering to Latinos

Well, it’s Nevada caucuses time, and the demographics are a little different then, uh, New Hampshire. So it’s a good moment to review Democratic presidential candidate pandering to Latinos by speaking Spanish and feeling lots of immigrant pain.

Do Hispanics want to be addressed this way? Is it actually respectful? Somehow, I don’t think my grandparents wanted Franklin Roosevelt to try to speak to them in Yiddish.

Attorney General Barr Begin Major New Actions Against Sanctuary Cities

President Trump Monday escalated his war against sanctuary cities, which refuse to cooperate with federal authorities seeking to take possession of and deport illegal immigrants.

According to Fox News:

Charging that so-called “sanctuary” cities that protect illegal immigrants are jeopardizing domestic security, Attorney General Bill Barr announced a slew of additional sanctions that he called a “significant escalation” against left-wing local and state governments that obstruct the “lawful functioning of our nation’s immigration system.”

Speaking at the National Sheriff’s Association 2020 Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington, D.C., Barr said the Justice Department would immediately file multiple lawsuits against sanctuary jurisdictions for unconstitutionally interfering with federal immigration enforcement, and implement unprecedented national reviews of left-wing sanctuary governments and prosecutors.

“When we are talking about sanctuary cities, we are talking about policies that are designed to allow criminal aliens to escape,” Barr said. “These policies are not about people who came to our country illegally but have otherwise been peaceful and productive members of society.  Their express purpose is to shelter aliens whom local law enforcement has already arrested for other crimes.  This is neither lawful nor sensible.”

The DOJ has now filed a federal complaint against the State of New Jersey seeking declaratory and injunctive relief “against its laws that forbid state and local law enforcement from sharing vital information about criminal aliens with DHS,” Barr said.

That was a reference to New Jersey Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive 2018-6, which the DOJ says illegally bars officials from sharing the immigration status and release dates of individuals in custody.

Additionally, “we are filing a complaint seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against King County, Washington, for the policy … that forbids DHS from deporting aliens from the United States using King County International Airport,” Barr said.

“Further, we are reviewing the practices, policies, and laws of other jurisdictions across the country.  This includes assessing whether jurisdictions are complying with our criminal laws, in particular the criminal statute that prohibits the harboring or shielding of aliens in the United States,” Barr added, noting that the DOJ would support DHS with “federal subpoenas to access information about criminal aliens in the custody of uncooperative jurisdictions.”

Supreme Court Allows Trump Plan to Deny Permanent Status to Immigrants on Welfare

According to the Washington Examiner:

The Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trump administration to implement new rules that would make it easier to deny legal permanent residency to immigrants deemed likely to use public benefits.

The court on Monday voted 5-4 to remove a nationwide injunction imposed by a judge in New York. The vote was split along ideological lines, with the five conservative justices in the majority.

The policy, unveiled in August, considers immigrants in the country legally who receive food stamps, housing vouchers, and Medicaid, to be ineligible for green cards and a path to American citizenship.

Trump Vastly Decreases Number of Asylum Claimants Who Can Stay in the United States

The number of people who have been permitted to remain in the United States while awaiting adjudication of their asylum claims has declined under President Trump from about 20 percent to under one percent, according to Fox News. The vast majority, under Trump’s new system, just stay in Mexico while they wait for their court date.

Claiming asylum is used extensively to game the immigration system. Fewer are even trying the tactic because they do not get released into the United States.

Meanwhile little-reported is that the number of people illegally crossing into the United States has declined drastically since the border crisis in the spring. Only 42,649 people were apprehended or showed up to claim asylum along the U.S.-Mexico border in November, down from 144,116 in May.

Trump Policy Works: Illegal Crossings from Mexico Decline for Sixth Month in a Row

Where is all the reporting that President Trump has succeeded with his pressure on Mexico to get tough with all the migrants crossing its borders to get to the United States?

From the Washington Examiner:

The number of people who illegally crossed the southern border or arrived at a port of entry to claim asylum has declined for a sixth consecutive month since peaking at the height of the humanitarian crisis in May.

Acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan announced Monday that 42,649 people were apprehended or showed up to claim asylum along the U.S.-Mexico border in November. That number is down from more than 144,116 in May.

The number of arrests has dropped significantly since Mexico deployed more federal police and military to the United States and Guatemalan borders to deter illegal immigration after President Trump followed through on a threat to impose tariffs on Mexican imports if the country did not take action.

The Trump administration also began turning away asylum seekers arriving at border crossings, limiting the number of people who can present their cases per day. It then implemented the Migrant Protection Protocols, which mandate the large majority of asylum seekers be returned to Mexico while their case waits to be heard by a U.S. federal immigration judge.

The number had dropped to 104,311 in June, 81,777 in July, 62,707 in August, 52,546 in September, and 45,250 in October. It is now on par with the usual number of monthly encounters of people on the southern border.

Illegal Border Crossings Plummet Over the Last Five Months

President Trump noticed last spring that Mexico was not helping stop illegal immigrants from Central America who were flowing across Mexico to our southern border.

So he got tough, threatening sanctions. Everyone was aghast! But Mexico suddenly started cooperating.

According to the Washington Examiner:

The number of people arrested for illegally crossing the southern border from Mexico dropped in October for a fifth consecutive month, down 73% after hitting 132,000 arrests in May.

More than 35,000 people were apprehended by Border Patrol agents for illegally entering Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California between official crossing points last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Thursday.

The number of arrests in October was down from around 40,000 in September, 50,000 in August, 71,000 in July, and 94,000 in June. CBP uses the number of arrests as an indicator of how many people tried to illegally enter the country, since it is not able to stop every person who tries.

The number of arrests has dropped significantly since Mexico deployed more federal police and military to the U.S. and Guatemalan borders to deter illegal immigration.

In late May, President Trump — frustrated by the lack of legislative action in the U.S. to address the crisis — followed through on a threat to impose tariffs on Mexican imports if the country did not take action to deter people passing through Mexico from Central America on the way to the U.S. southern border.

The Mexican government deployed its National Guard to the U.S. border to prevent people from crossing in well-traveled spots. It also sent the Guard and federal police to its southern border with Guatemala to prevent people from entering into Mexico. Other federal law enforcement and military set up checkpoints along highways in Central Mexico to stop buses of people traveling north. Those without legal documents are arrested and deported.

Trump Says He’ll Strike a Deal with Democrats on DACA

President Trump’s attempt to overturn Barack Obama’s illegal DACA order is at the Supreme Court today. Not sure how it will go. John Roberts, the new Anthony Kennedy, possibly will wimp out for the sake of peace, love and understanding.

Trump won’t get a deal this year. Not during the campaign and while he’s being impeached. After he is reelected, it could happen. I just don’t think that in the end, they are going to send people back to a country they’ve never lived in.

More Than One Million People Tried to Cross the Border Last Year

Okay, but the numbers have been decreasing in recent months. President Trump’s border policy may finally be starting to work, just in time for the 2020 campaign.

According to the Washington Examiner:

Nearly 1 million people arrived at the U.S. border with Mexico and were encountered by law enforcement over the past 12 months, marking a major spike from any year in the past decade, the country’s top border official announced Tuesday. 

Just under 980,000 people were encountered at the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal 2019, which ran from Oct. 1, 2018 through Sept. 30, 2019, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which handles all border and trade affairs. A total 521,090 people were encountered along the southern border in fiscal 2018.

Encounters, which include contact with those who illegally crossed and those who were turned away for lack of documentation at ports of entry, are an indicator of how many people tried to illegally cross into the country.

“This is a staggering 88% higher than the number of enforcement actions in 2018,” acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan said during a press conference at the White House Tuesday morning. “These numbers are numbers that no immigration system in the world is designed to handle, including ours.” 

Morgan said officials believe another 150,000 people eluded being caught while crossing in fiscal 2019.

NY Times Uncovers a New Accomplice in El Paso Shooting: Conservative Media

Incredible. I can see only one guilty party revealed by this article: The participation of the New York Times in the destruction of journalism by printing an opinion piece, and a highly illogical and irresponsible one, in the news section of the paper. And this one is particularly malignant. It attempts to suggest that because… Continue Reading

Trump Suggests Legislation “Marrying” Background Checks and Immigration Reform

Well, the dealmaker thinks he can entice Democrats to support immigration reform by offering to link it to gun control. Of course, they won’t, and President Trump probably knows that. But he also knows he can then try to say he offered to do something about guns but they would not cooperate. Continue Reading