The Lies of Immigration Part 3

Guest Post by John C. Velisek USN (Ret)
for the Common Constitutionalist

Immigration is once again a hot-button issue for the progressive socialist left. And it gets hotter during an election year. Once again the corporate fat cats and leftists are in an uproar over the same policies that Obama made a part of the politics of bringing down America. In the fall of 2013, unaccompanied illegal minors inundated our country and spurred the start of catch and release. Even former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson claimed just a few days ago that “catch and release” does not work.

Democrat Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar appeared on CNN and admitted that the Obama Administration also had family separations but was covered up by both the administration and the media. The policy of letting these illegals run free in our country is a detriment and a danger to the law abiding people of this country. It is not asylum that the majority of these people are looking for, but economic betterment through the largesse of the American taxpayer.

Under the former administration, the federal government unwittingly initiated, through the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, the placement of these minors into homes for child sex trafficking, forced labor, and situations that can be considered nothing more than modern day slavery. read more

The Lies of Immigration Part 2

Guest Post by John C. Velisek USN (Ret)
for the Common Constitutionalist

The infamous “catch and release” has worn out its welcome. It was never intended to get immigration under control, but rather to increase the number of illegal aliens in our local areas and allow progressive socialist States to add to their voter rolls. It doesn’t matter that the Constitution does not give them the right to vote. Like Obama, they will ignore it until they get enough illegal votes to scrap it.

And the continual violations of the Mexican government are an obstacle to the immigration policies that are required. They don’t want these people in Mexico, and it is effortless to push them through to our country. Mexico does nothing to stop the flow of these illegals from their southern border to the American frontier, passing through the child traffickers, drug dealers, and gang members. And yet their government speaks with a superior air about how these people should be treated. The bottom line is if you are not keeping these people in your country don’t let them pass through. Refugees, which is what Mexico calls these people, are to be according to the UN, accepted by the first free country they arrive at, which would be Mexico. So most Americans feel, as do I, that if you can’t be an asset in fixing this problem then just SHUT UP. The only alternative is to tax all remittances going to Mexico from the US and the complete shutdown of NAFTA.

Of the many organizations pushing for the defunding of ICE, many are organized and funded by George Soros, the financial head of the anarchy taking place in our country, and the foundational head of the mainstream media who walk in lockstep with his wishes. read more

The Lies of Immigration Part 1

Guest Post by John C. Velisek USN (Ret)
for the Common Constitutionalist

Over the past few weeks, Trump Derangement Syndrome has achieved new levels. The progressive socialists, commonly called democrats, have gotten their panties in a wad, the hand-wringing is likely to cause blisters, and the chorus of calling President Trump inhumane and a Nazi have reached a 24/7 level of caterwauling unknown before today.

What is it all about? It’s all about children sent here by their “loving” parents to sneak into the country and be allowed to bring the parents in to live off the benefits that American politicians bequeath them from the American taxpayer. And of course, according to the simpering leftists, if you don’t agree, you are a “racist”, “xenophobic” uneducated dullard who rejects progress.

Right now the Democrats have an agenda that the American people do not agree with. Part of it is the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The leftists are not concerned with how many more American citizens get raped or murdered by illegals. And yes, I will continue to say illegal and not “undocumented.” That is now a part of the Progressive socialist party platform of 2020. Every progressive socialist democrat intends to turn our country into open border anarchy where they can press further corruption and allow illegal aliens to vote, which to this day is considered a felony. read more

Have We Finally Found a Democrat Red Line?

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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In recent years, there has not been a red line in the sand the democrats would not cross. In foreign policy, Obama would bow and curtsy to every tin-pot thug and dictator, and give them most anything they desired of the United States. Even self-imposed “red lines” were fair game.

Domestically, nothing was too radical – no line they wouldn’t cross. And dealing with spineless Republicans made it that much easier.

But then a funny thing happened. Trump got elected and sent the left into a manic nosedive. From there, the rhetoric of the left just became more and more vitriolic. No low appeared too low for leftist politicians, pundits or “journalists.”

Then another funny thing happened. The illegal alien crossings began ramping up and we suddenly had an alien epidemic on the border. And the dems finally had their issue. They figured with their mastery of heart-string tugging, they would force The Donald to hoist with his own petard. The left had the issue to bring the “hard-line,” anti-immigrant, jingoist leader to his knees.

And for a while, it appeared to be working. But the left is nothing if not predictable. Trump didn’t cave as expected – like good Republicans should. He pushed back. Leftists can’t deal with push-back. It just makes them behave more radically unhinged. read more

WND Exclusive – A Prediction about Trump’s Order on Alien Families

Andrew Klavan of the Daily Wire made the point, when he replayed a portion of a Chuck Schumer Senate chamber speech, that it sounds like the minority leader wants Trump to become king and just make and rescind laws with the stroke of his pen.

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Build the Wall – Save Money on Healthcare

from the American Spectator:

Podcast – The Left’s Dishonesty at the Border

by: Brent Smith at The Common Constitutionalist

By now, most of us have seen the recent cover of Time magazine with Trump and the little girl, and the original photo at the border.

You may also know that the Time cover is a photoshopped fraud. But what you may not know is that the original photo also is a fraudulent representation of events.

On this episode I explain that actual events surrounding the photo are even more complicated than they seem. read more

Trump Must Draw a Red Line in the Sand

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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I remember when my kids were little and my wife (now ex-wife) and I both worked. We had to drop the kids off at daycare. For a period of time, one or the other or both, would wail, crying for Mommy and/or Daddy, like we abandoned them. We felt bad – her more than me – but we got over it, knowing we would be reunited with the little tikes at the end of the day.

But what if we had to drop them off, not at daycare, but life-care, with little to no prospect of seeing them ever again? I would say not a chance, as would hopefully the overwhelming majority of parents.

Short of tossing them off a train that’s traveling to a death camp, what the hell kind of parent would voluntarily separate from their children. And I don’t mean to save them from just potential harm. I mean to save them from certain death.

But this is what the left is trying to convince us of – that Honduras, Guatemala and el Salvador have all descended into some sort of Khmer Rouge type killing fields. Central American countries are in fact the murder capitals of the world, but it is not certain death to stay there, as it was by being a Jew in Nazi Germany, or anyone who opposed Stalin or Mao, or Pol Pot, leader of the aforementioned Khmer Rouge. read more

The Leftist Media Lie about Illegal Immigrant Families – What did We Expect

from Ben Shapiro at the Daily Wire:

But not a word from the media or any democrat at the time!

The Media Are Lying About Trump Separating Illegal Immigrant Families. Here’s The Truth.

Over the weekend, the media went insane over the supposed Trump administration policy of separating illegal immigrant parents from their children. According to the media, Trump could with one quick fix simply prevent the separation of children from their parents; according to the media, all Trump has to do is wave his magic wand, and all will be well.

This is a lie.

More specifically, it’s several lies.

1. Trump Created Separation Of Children From Illegal Immigrant Parents. This is plainly false. In 1997, the federal government made an agreement in a case called Flores not to keep unaccompanied illegal immigrant children in custody beyond 20 days. The settlement said nothing about accompanied illegal immigrant children – children who crossed the border with their parents. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals then ruled that accompanied children also could not be held in custody under the terms of the settlement. This meant that the government either had to release whole families, or that the government had to separate parents from children.

2. Immigrants Seeking Asylum Are Being Punished For Seeking Asylum. This is plainly untrue as well. Immigrants who come to points of entry to seek asylum aren’t actually illegally in the country – they’re not arrested. They’re processed through ICE, and their children stay with them. If, however, illegal immigrants cross the border illegally, the Trump administration now treats them as criminals. If they choose deportation, they aren’t separated from their kids; if they choose to apply for asylum, they stay in the country longer than 20 days, and their kids have to be removed by operation of law.

3. The Trump Facilities Are Awful Thanks To Trump. They may be awful, but they were just as awful under President Obama. These are pictures from Brandon Darby of Breitbart circa 2014:

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Republicans Cave to Donor Immigration Wishes

by: John Velisek USN (ret) for the Common Constitutionalist

The tax cuts and wage hikes have come to the American people as a godsend. More money in a working man’s pocket is always a positive event. But there is a movement afoot being pushed by the GOP establishment, and their corporate donors that support them, to align with the progressive socialists on a push for amnesty.

A discharge petition written by the GOP, and spearheaded by Florida GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo, is demanding that amnesty should be “as high a number as possible,” according to what Curbelo told Roll Call.

The donors are calling the shots in an effort to assure a steady stream of immigrants, both legal and illegal, to fill the low wage jobs that the donors create for a profit and at the expense of the American working man and the rule of law.

Part of this agenda is the attempt to convince the American people that this influx of low skilled low educated workforce is good for America. The polls being paraded across the televisions of America show poll after poll of American approval of immigrants. What it does not make clear is the same people they use in their polls adhere to President Trumps’ ideology of America First. Those same respondents have clearly shown that Americans should be hired first at prevailing wages before hiring migrants. It’s not that they are jobs that Americans won’t do, but Americans need a living wage to do them. read more