Filed under: Domestic Policy, Foreign Policy, Immigration, Iran, Islam, National Security, Politics, Terrorism, The United States | Tags: Fought and Trained With ISIS, Hundreds Of Americans?, Returned to America?
The Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Mike Rogers (R. MI) says the number of Americans who are fighting with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is “in the hundreds.” He says:
There are “hundreds” of Americans “that have at least one time traveled, participated, and trained with them. Some of them have drifted back [to the U.S.], some of them have gone to Europe.”
Rogers says the group appears to have carried out attacks on Europe already.
You saw the Brussels event, the attack on the Jewish Museum. That was, we believe, an ISIL-led or inspired event. So that was the first time that they had attacked, we believe, outside their borders.”
It is my understanding, and I really don’t know, that taking-up arms against the United States of America is not just a passport-losing event, but a go directly to prison event. That anyone who has participated with ISIS who tries to reenter the U.S. should be arrested at the point of entry, but I have heard nothing whatsoever about this.
What About American Citizens who have chosen to fight with ISIS? Probably wouldn’t matter since we now have open borders anyway. I would like to feel that someone out there, from ICE or Homeland Security is paying attention, but that is probably too much to ask. We have the anniversary of 9/11 coming up, which is always a popular occasion among terrorists.
Filed under: Capitalism, Democrat Corruption, Domestic Policy, Economy, Immigration, Immigration, Latin America, Liberalism, National Security, Politics | Tags: Media Irresponsibility, Tell the Truth About It, The Economy Isn't Growing
The Labor Department reported on Friday that the economy had gained 209,000 jobs in July. That doesn’t keep up with the birthrate. Economists had predicted a gain of 230,000 jobs and an unemployment rate of 6.1%, so 6.2% was a disappointing jobs number. Not good. Average hourly earnings increased by a yearly gain of a precise 0.2¢, but wage growth has been stagnant for most of the, um, economic recovery. It’s a weak economy, stumbling along in near-stall speed. President Obama proved once again in his weekly address that he remains remarkably clueless.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: This morning we learned that our economy created over 200,000 new jobs in July. That’s on top of about 300,000 new jobs in June. So we are now in a six-month streak with at least 200,000 new jobs each month. That’s the first time that has happened since 1997. Over the past year, we’ve added more jobs than any year since 2006. All told, our businesses have created 9.9 million new jobs over the past 53 units. That’s the longest streak of private sector job creation in our history.
As we saw on Wednesday, the economy grew at a strong pace in the spring. Companies are investing, consumers are spending and American manufacturing, energy, technology, autos all are booming. And thanks to the decisions that we’ve made and the resilience of the American people, we’ve recovered faster and come farther from the recession than almost any other advanced country on earth. So the good news is the economy clearly is getting stronger, things are getting better, engines are revving a little bit louder.
Well, no it isn’t, things aren’t getting better, and the engines are stalled. Democrats have become the party of economic control. If things aren’t going well, it’ because we need more rules. If something is not working Obama will fix it with his pen and his phone. Nobody knows what comes next. We’re told ObamaCare premiums are about to skyrocket—precisely how much? Who knows? The IRS is crooked. The EPA may descend on you for disobeying an order you never heard of. They just descended on a woman in South Carolina and confiscated her elderly Range Rover — she has no idea why. The president and the press lie to us. I think everyone has the feeling that government departments may be told to misrepresent their numbers, but I don’t know that to be the case, I’ve just lost several degrees of trust.
The press continues to describe the influx of illegal alien young people, OTM (other than Mexican), mothers with small children, Muslims, Chinese, Mara-Salvatucha gang members, as little children who are fleeing violence and poverty in their country. No, they are not. The kids have been questioned and they are not fleeing violence, they are coming in response to Obama’s offer of amnesty. 80%, according to Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) are young men 16 and 17 years of age. Now we learn that planeloads of them have been sent to Hawaii and Alaska. The airline tickets back home to Central America would be cheaper.
ADDENDUM:From the Hill: “The Real unemployment rate is at least 18 percent.”
Employers can, intentionally or unintentionally, abuse the H-1B visa program, which permit businesses to employ foreign workers when qualified Americans are unavailable. Americans may be overlooked, because they demand higher wages, or are not networked with immigrants that are already employed in technical and managerial positions.
The economy has created only about 6 million new jobs during the Bush-Obama years, whereas the comparable figure during the Reagan-Clinton period was about 40 million. A recent study by the Center for Immigration Studies indicates that virtually all the new jobs created since 2000 went to immigrants, whereas none were created for native-born Americans.
Filed under: Australia, Capitalism, Domestic Policy, Economy, Foreign Policy, Freedom, Immigration, Law, National Security, United Nations | Tags: Legal and Illegal, Nations Have Borders, United Nation Refugee Agency
We are not alone. The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) is now picking on Australia for not inviting uninvited immigrants to stick around. After an assessment at sea, 41 Sri Lankans were rejected by the border patrol and handed over to the Sri Lankan authorities.
I always find it fascinating that our friends in Russia can take the most severe actions and nobody criticizes, but when one of the world’s freest nations dares to insist that their borders mean something and that you need permission to enter, all hell breaks loose.
Australians welcome immigrants as we do. But there is a legal way to do it. You go to an embassy and tell them you want to immigrate. It may take some time, but you will be welcome when the time comes. We just don’t have room for all the people in the world who want to live in a free country. We cannot handle all the claim jumpers currently bidding for our compassion. The U.N. should butt out.
Filed under: Democrat Corruption, Immigration, Latin America, Politics, Progressivism, United Nations | Tags: A Nation of Laws?, Call Them Refugees?, Welcome Them Permanently?
Officials of the United Nations are pushing for many of the Central Americans “fleeing” to the U.S. to be treated as refugees who have been displaced by armed conflict. An official designation that is meant to increase pressure on the United States to accept tens of thousands of people currently ineligible for asylum. Well, thank you very much, United Nations.
Officials with the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees say they hope to see a regional agreement on that status Thursday when migration and interior department representatives from the U.S., Mexico, and Central America meet in Nicaragua. The group will discuss updating a 30-year-old declaration regarding the obligations nations have to aid refugees.
A more accurate assessment would note that the migrants who are trekking North are lured by the American president’s talk of amnesty. They have been coached to talk as if they are displaced by armed conflict, but as soon as they have recited the phrases taught them, they cannot elaborate on their statement.
Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are dependent on remittances that immigrants send home to their native country.
As to what has caused the huge increase from Central American states, Michael Ramirez targeted it quite accurately!
Filed under: Democrat Corruption, Domestic Policy, Economy, Immigration, Immigration, Latin America, Law, Liberalism, Politics | Tags: 52000 Unaccompanied Children, Most Will Not Attend Hearings, Obama Will Not Reassess
The chaos at the border continues. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have been directed to no longer refer to illegal immigrant children crossing he border alone as “UACs” (unaccompanied alien children). Well, the language police have disposed of “illegal,” that’s judgmental or demeaning or something. Now “alien” has to go. They are to be referred to as “unaccompanied children” in official correspondence, according to an internal ICE email. Customs and Border Protection is still using “unaccompanied alien children” (ages 0-17 years old) as an official term as it counts the numbers it is apprehending at unprecedented levels along the southwest border. I hate the politically correct attempts to make a silk purse out of the proverbial sow’s ear. Apparently “immigrants” is out and “migrants” is in.
From October 1 to June 15, more than 52,000 unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors have been detained. The majority of the minors are over 14 years old.
After they have been “processed” if they have an address or a phone number in this country, they are put on a bus for that address with the order to return in 15 days for a hearing. Less than 20 percent actually turn up for the hearing, and the address and phone number turn out to be phony. They simply add to the numbers of illegals in the country.
The White House is not planning to reassess its strategy for handling the thousands of illegal teenagers, kids and adults. according to press secretary Josh Earnest.
Texas Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) wrote to the president last month, asking him to visit and survey the areas where thousands of immigrant children had crossed into the U.S.
Earnest would not say whether Obama planned to visit the border during his trip to Texas for a fundraiser next week. The press secretary added:
Those individuals who are concerned about border security and concerned about the situation at the border, that the most important thing they could do is not offer public invitations, but actually to lend their public support to comprehensive immigration reform. Those people who are focused on border security understand that passing comprehensive immigration reform would allow for a historic investment in our borders. And that’s one of the many reasons the president has strongly advocated for Congress to make progress on that.
This is getting really tiresome. We have this influx of illegals because of the actions of this president. He has withdrawn border security, it is his “Dream Act” and his proclamations that if Congress wouldn’t pass it, he would implement it himself that brought this flood to the country. It is his ICE and Border Patrol who are being forced to put them on a bus and send them to a relative who doesn’t exist, and who will then blend into the population. The mothers with young children will be on welfare, for they have no money and no means of support, and will not be able to work.
Border Patrol officers have been re-directed from enforcement to processing, which creates “a very porous border where dangerous criminals and dangerous drugs are entering our country undetected and making their way into our communities,” according to Border Patrol agent Hector Garza.
Once Obama believes something, he is very dogmatic about it. He does not change his mind. While many presidents, confronted with such a precipitous drop in the polls, and such disapproval from the people, would reassess their policies. Obama does not reassess. He knows he is absolutely correct. It is mind-boggling at a time when there are such big problems erupting all over the world. The reason that Republicans will not pass immigration reform is because the American people know the president will not enforce it. He refuses to enforce the laws on the books.
There are currently 92,129,000 Americans of working age — not working and no longer looking for work. So we want to import more workers to take the available jobs? Most of the available jobs for the past years have gone to immigrants. We had a 288,000 job gain last month, but that is fewer jobs than the increase in the population of working age people. More Americans are stuck in part time work. Jobs are easier to find, but hours remain in short supply. Thank you ObamaCare.
The unemployment rate fell to 6.1%, but the unemployment rate for blacks is 10.7%. With Congress’ refusal to extend unemployment benefits, more people are finding jobs. People are not so apt to search for jobs if they are getting by on federal benefits. That’s a correct response to Obama’s consistent calls for longer and more generous benefits for staying unemployed. Sometimes we need a kick in the behind to go find a job.
Filed under: Democrat Corruption, Domestic Policy, Economy, Immigration, Immigration, Latin America, National Security | Tags: Contagion At Migrant Camps, Measels-Scabies-Chicken Pox, Threats to Medical Staff
The Medical staff at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas has been threatened with arrest by a government-contracted security force if they divulge any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp that is housing illegal alien children.
There were several members of the medical staff who wanted to talk about the camps, but the security force from the Baptist Family & Children’s Services made it clear they would be arrested. They ordered us to say nothing. Workers were stripped of their cellphones and other communication devices. Anyone caught with a phone was immediately fired.
The kids had measles, scabies, chicken pox and strep throat and lice. They are contagious, and are overwhelming the system. The counselor said the refugee camp resembled a giant emergency room, off limits to the public. The counselor filed a Child Protective Services report and quit her job. She said the last straw came when camp officials refused to hospitalize several children who were suicidal.
She kept a detailed journal about what happened. Federal agents demanded that she return to the military base and hand over her journal. She declined to do so.
Those who are hoping to join family members are being put on a bus. and ordered to report to ICE in fifteen days.