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Here’s Obama’s Border Patrol Chief, Who Supports Trump’s Wall by The Elephant's Child

You may have noticed that not many politicians seem to be interested in talking to the people who actually are responsible for manning the border, and keeping those who are not obeying the law out. Odd, but fairly typical. It might also be interesting to see how many of our very vocal politicians have actually been to the border, talked to the Border Patrol and to the people who live and work along the border.

I don’t think that the Angel Moms who have lost children to illegals had any more luck in meeting with Senator Schumer than they did with Speaker Pelosi. I suspect that neither Pelosi nor Schumer have ever been to the border. Our Border with Canada is more of a problem for Canadians, as our illegal aliens try to move on North, and the Canadians don’t like it. 

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Nancy Pelosi and Today’s News, Such As It Is! by The Elephant's Child

Nancy Pelosi, newly installed as Speaker of the House of Representatives wrote to the president today to rescind her January 3 invitation for him to address Congress on January 29th, as has been traditional for the State of the Union speech to the Congress and the nation. Her excuse for her embarrassing action was that the partial government shutdown meant a lack of available security for the occasion.

“This requires hundreds of people working on the logistics and security of it. Most of those people are either furloughed or victims of the shutdown. The president’s shutdown. But that isn’t the point. The point is security,… [It’s] a security decision which is completely out of my hands.”

Ooops. Multiple reports indicated that the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security both rejected Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s stated reason.

Peter Alexander responded:

Secret Service is fully ready to offer full protection during the , a sr. law enforcement official tells @petewilliamsnbc.
“It’s a no-fail mission,” the official says.
Though USSS personnel are not being paid, the intelligence & protection functions are fully staffed.

We’ve been planning for this for months, as we always do. It didn’t start up 29 days ago,” the official said.

Speaker Pelosi may have noticed that the speech promises to be a little testy. A Large group of Angel Moms, mothers who have lost children to illegal aliens attempted to address Speaker Pelosi at her office this morning, but were turned away as she doesn’t want to hear them or talk to them. And she has just refused to give the President a single dime for any border wall.

After ignoring the Angel Moms, the Senate Democrats held a rally on the Capitol steps with poster-size pictures of (not those killed by illegal aliens) but government workers who are suffering unknown tragedy and deprivation because of the government shutdown (the longest shutdown ever, as soon as it extended for a day longer than the last one — Obama’s when he shut down national parks and all the monuments in Washington D.C., you probably remember the elderly vets flown to the Capitol to get a look at the World War II memorial that celebrated their service in the war, many old and infirm.

From today’s news:

Eight-Time Deportee Accused of Trafficking $850,000 in Meth, Cocaine”

“Border rancher; “We’ve found prayer rugs out here. It’s unreal”

“The remains of 127 dead migrants were found in Southern Arizona in 2018”

“Largest Group of Illegal Aliens (400) Enters Yuma Sector”

“Accidental Opioid Deaths Top Car Accident Deaths For the First Time”

and that’s just today….



A Few Important Links to Disturb Your Day, or Not by The Elephant's Child

So, the FBI is investigating to see if President Trump is a Russian stooge? We have cut the bonds with Earth and are drifting off into Never-Never Land. Daniel Greenfield, outstanding investigative journalist is on the case.

•The FBI Targeting the President is a Coup: Frontpage Magazine https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/272551/fbi-targeting-president-coup-daniel-greenfield

•Also, he tackles A New National Security Strategy for America: wherein he identifies Immigration as our top national security threat.https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/272520/new-national-security-strategy-america-daniel-greenfield

At Powerline, Steven Hayward pursues the “Green New Deal” of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, which is supposedly gathering all sorts of support from Democrats. Hayward awards it the “Most Colossal Green Weenie of All Time.”
Republicans may search for more information, but the Left turns its attention to organizing. 626 Environmental Organizations sent a letter with a list of carbon reducing steps to the U.S. House of Representatives for their action

The Letter is Here. Do try to find the time to read it. It’s important. Here’s an excerpt from the letter:
We will vigorously oppose any legislation that: (1) rolls back existing environmental, health, and other protections, (2) protects fossil fuel and other dirty energy polluters from liability, or (3) promotes corporate schemes that place profits over community burdens and benefits, including market-based mechanisms and technology options such as carbon and emissions trading and offsets, carbon capture and storage, nuclear power, waste-to-energy and biomass energy.

The letter is bonkers. Roger Pielke Jr. commented  “this is like wanting action on disease, but opposing vaccines”. And do check out the 626 environmental groups at the end.

Here’s one of the better editorials on the situation at our Southern Border from The Carmel Pine Courier. The ongoing battle continues. Here ‘s another previously deported illegal immigrant who is accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old. Another result of the Democrat refusal to help create a barrier on the Southern Border that can  be placed on the desks and the responsibility of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

And another Caravan has formed and is moving north.



Nancy Pelosi’s Misguided Speech by The Elephant's Child

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Nancy Pelosi called a potential border wall (or barrier) “immoral.” I suppose that means that all the poor, often illiterate, illegal immigrants are really entitled to American citizenship just for the effort of crossing the border, simply because they are poor and to be pitied. Unfortunately a large percentage of them have been deported previously, with records of prior arrests and criminal records, and now there are the gangs of MS-13, brutal gangs in most major American cities. There are also potential terrorists from the Middle East, as the terrorists have chosen to enter through our southern border with Mexico, since it is easier than trying to get through an airport.

The media has made much of Trump’s claim that Mexico would pay for the wall, taking his comment literally. The Center for Immigration Studies has calculated that a wall (or barrier) can pay for itself; they have analyzed the cost of each illegal immigrant, the number of illegal border crossers versus the cost of a wall. At the link above, they show how they estimated, and how they calculated the costs. Makes sense to me.

President Trump won the 2016 election partly because of his stance on illegal immigration. According to Rasmussen Reports, 48% of likely voters think the government is doing too little to stop illegal immigration, while 28% think the government is doing too much.

The President suggested that if we are going to have immigrants, we should probably choose those who will contribute to our country, rather than those who will rely on our welfare sector. He believes in a merit-based immigration schedule. Outcry: Racist, Xenophobia etc. etc. In both the 2016 and 2017 omnibus appropriations bills, the president gave the DHS Secretary discretion to raise the H-2B visa ceiling from 68,000 to 85,000. Key findings from the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics are found here.

Whenever we start talking about immigration, legal and illegal, we need to remember that there are well over a million people who have applied legally to immigrate, paid any fees, and are waiting patiently in line for their turn to be admitted. The government, at some point, determined that we could comfortably absorb about a million new people a year. There are Illegal immigrants which means simply that they are acting illegally against our laws. Sometimes called illegal aliens, which means that they owe their allegiance to another country. We have foreign students, temporary workers, tourists, temporary workers under differing programs, H-2B temporary workers in several industries, H-1B who are high-tech workers, both categories work for less than American workers are paid.

It is all very complicated and affects many lives. Brushing it off with a snarky “immoral” because her political party wants open borders and more illegal immigrants who can be brought to get illegally registered and vote for Democrats, is beyond the pale.



The Speech and the Aftermath by The Elephant's Child

President Trump’s speech from the Oval Office tonight was “filled with lies”, “racist,” the partisan media even questioned whether the media should allow the President of the United States to address the nation from the Oval Office. “Should allow!” That statement clearly demonstrates just where we are today, and how far the Democrat Party has sunk.

Democrats have discovered their ability to “de-platform” or threaten those who advertise on conservative radio or conservative websites —works. Threats of lost customers, bad publicity, even demonstrations can convince companies to pull their advertising from whichever victim the left has chosen. The current victim is Tucker Carlson. The Left has just persuaded the restaurant chain Red Lobster to blacklist  Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight. Tucker is effective, knowledgeable, and last month he made comments criticizing American immigration policy. He also commented that many women do not want to marry men who make less income than they do — an obvious truism, but contrary to today’s “enlightened” attitudes. That statement must clearly be attacked. But new congressperson Rashida Tlaib can address the President of the United States with an expletive unrepeatable on television.

Democrats don’t like opposing views. That should tell you that there is something wrong with their message. If they are right, know what they are talking about, speak truth, they wouldn’t have to worry about anyone disagreeing.

Nancy Pelosi is trying to claim that a wall on the border is “immoral”. As I wrote earlier, one third of the world’s nations have walls on their borders. The idea that we have to have open borders for anyone who wants to come to America is an absurdity. What Democrats want is more Democrat voters. They have arranged for illegal aliens to be able to get driver’s licenses in California, and with the drivers’ license they get voter registration. Democrats depend on those illegal voters. They want more illegal aliens to be in this country for the upcoming Census, which will give them more representation in the House of Representatives which is based on population, and the Census counts bodies, not citizens.

Accuracy in Media pointed out that Trump’s Speech left the so-called fact checkers little to work with.

Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist also took on the angry media.

Representative Chip Roy (R-TX) explained the problems with the border in his home state.

The Washington Free Beacon also did a little “fact-checking” of the fact checkers. The current majority of illegals apprehended are not from Mexico. And the drug problem is also all too real. They have numbers.

Here’s Chris Buskirk explaining the humanitarian crisis.

 



Democrats Favor Illegal Immigration Because It’s All About Power by The Elephant's Child



Pelosi and Schumer, Terrorists and Drug Smugglers, the Border Patrol and President Trump by The Elephant's Child

Nancy Pelosi, upon being sworn in as the new Speaker of the House, has reiterated her refusal to give President Trump even one cent for his border wall. The wall, she announced, is an immorality.  The best approach “is comprehensive immigration reform, where we address the whole package of reforms.” Uh huh. She says:

We’ve been through this, secure our borders, legalize the people who are here so that they can participate fully, do so in a way that energizes America, which has always been the case with newcomers coming. And I emphasize that secure our borders. Because that’s a responsibility, to protect and defend our country. The president would not — the inference that you draw from the wall is that’s the only way to do that. That actually is an immorality.

Just 7 percent of Americans say that illegal immigration is “not a serious problem”, according to a wide-ranging Economist/YouGov survey. 2 percent of Republicans, 7 percent of Independents and even 12 percent of Democrats agreed that it isn’t  problem. 40 percent of Americans overall say that illegal immigration in the U.S. is  serious problem, 73 percent of Republicans, 38 percent of independents and 15 percent of Democrats agree. That’s some wide disparity!! 5 percent of Republicans and 42 percent of Democrats say it’s  minor problem.

“The fact is, a wall is an immorality!” Pelosi stated loudly. “It’s not who we are as a nation.” Well, it’s the law in the United States of America — or is there some part of the word ‘illegal’ that is too hard to understand?

Ms. Pelosi has a wall around her Pacific Heights home in one of San Francisco’s toniest neighborhoods. Mexico has a wall on their southern border, with guard posts, but the caravans from Honduras and Guatemala broke through. Walls work, if imperfectly, and they are not exactly uncommon. One third of the world’s nations have walls. Here you are getting into world government territory and French President Macron’s claim that “nationalism is treason” which set off the yellow vest riots (still continuing) all over France.

House Democratic Caucus Chairwoman Katherine Clark (D-Mass) (of course) told PJ Media that she hopes President Trump settles for building barriers that are not as high as “a giant wall” while helping to get “our” DREAMers the security they need and deserve. She added “The wall is a bad idea. We have better technology. We already have fencing and barriers but when we have Border Patrol agents that don’t even have cell phone service that’s where we should be investing our dollars, that sort of technology.” We have a major drug trade, with all the misery and death that entails. Cell phones?

Well, how simple. We should have thought of turning away several thousand violent young men who are throwing rocks and trying to kill our Border Patrol officers – by giving them all cell phones. Maybe someone could develop little drones that shoot off little bursts of tear gas. Technology will solve our problems.

I don’t know that many people are aware that a majority of our Hispanic citizens said of the so-called “Dreamers” – to send the kids back where they came from. It was an illegal ploy of the Obama administration.

Democrats want more illegals because they can be Democrat voters, and because we have an upcoming census next year that counts bodies, not citizens, to allot the number of representatives each state gets in the House of Representatives. Their determined search for complete control is not only ugly, but in complete opposition to the most elementary understanding of the nature of American government and American freedoms.

Our Southern border is approximately 2,000 miles long, extending from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. Border states are California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. It is the worlds most crossed border, with approximately 350 million crossings each year. Two rivers, the Rio Grande and the Colorado River, vast tracts of Sonoran Desert. It’s hard country. Some 800 miles may be too remote to need wall or fence.

Democrats continually conflate legal immigrants and illegal immigrants, claiming that we are “a nation of immigrants”, so you are supposed to favor illegal immigrants if your great granny escaped from communist Russia just before Stalin took over. We are a nation of citizens, and there are well over a million people who have applied, according to the law, to immigrate to the United States of America and are stuck on a very long wait list because the government believes that we can deal correctly with about a million new immigrants a year. The list is long and people can wait for years. So we get illegals instead, and H-1B foreign tech graduates who will work for less than our own high-tech grads. Go figure.

A lot of what is current is mixed up in this whole mess — irrational hatred of Trump, the battle over nationalism and one-worldism, the people’s desire to be free of attacks from Islamic fundamentalists, the fight to achieve complete control, the hatred of people who think differently from you, the urge to prevent words or thoughts you disagree with from being heard, diversity of thought rather than skin color, gender and how it relates to bathroom usage, the definition of ‘hate speech’, the need of snowflakes for safe spaces. You can add to the list as you choose. It ‘s all absolutely nuts. For a look at what the border is like, here you go.




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