A Day Without Illegal Immigrants

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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You may have heard that yesterday was nationwide, “A Day Without Immigrants” day.

NPR Reported  that, “In cities around America, thousands of construction companies, restaurants and other businesses are bracing for ‘A Day Without Immigrants,’ a combination boycott/strike that highlights the contributions of immigrants to U.S. business and culture.”

“The movement is a response to President Trump’s immigration agenda, which includes a pledge to seal the U.S. border with Mexico and a travel ban on citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries (which is now on hold),” NPR added.

Demonstrations in many major cities throughout the U.S. took place. By sheer coincidence, most of the cities involved, just happen to be of the sanctuary persuasion.

Interestingly, and 100% predictably – of the dozen or so articles I read regarding the “massive” walkouts, from construction companies to schools and restaurants, not one even attempted to make a distinction between legal and illegal immigration. read more

Its Drugs, Not Guns, That are Killing Our People

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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On the anniversary of a beloved family member who has passed, whether recently or decades prior, many relatives may get together to remember the life of the individual. It may even be a tradition. In loving memory, they may share stories of his or her life. Family members may even establish a foundation for people to donate to in his or her honor. That’s the way to do it right.

The way to do it wrong was recently demonstrated by the wacky widow, Yoko Ono, wife of the late John Lennon. I was going to add, member of The Beatles, but if you don’t know that, you really need to examine your life as a whole.

Yoko took the occasion of the 36th anniversary of John’s untimely death with a call for Gun Control in America. What have we conservatives always said about liberals? Yes – that everything boils down to politics. They must make everything – good, bad or indifferent, into a political statement.

Yoko tweeted that, “We are turning this beautiful country into a war zone.” Who is this we? Do you have a mouse in your pocket – or perhaps a scary AR-15 “assault rifle? We aren’t turning America into anything. Drug dealers, gang-bangers and cop killers have turned our cities into war zones. You know – the cities entirely controlled by leftists like Yoko. read more

In Defense of The Donald

by: the Common Constitutionalist

As republicans our number one job – our overarching, maybe our only concern is to not upset anyone – particularly protected groups. We can’t say anything about the overwhelming and disproportionate amount of black crime, black murders, etc. They say this will anger the “black community.” We can’t stand up against same-sex marriage or any LGBT cause or we’ll anger the gay community. And we darn sure can’t have anything but respect and reverence for people who cross our southern border illegally, particular Mexicans. That is certain to cause ever single person of Latin heritage to instantly and forever turn against us.

And Donald Trump has broken this most important commandment, for he dared to be brutally honest about what’s really happening on the border and who is making the crossing. read more

The Border: Planned Orchestrated Lawlessness

by: the Common Constitutionalist

On February 4, 2013, the director of homeland security, Janet Napolitano stood on the Mexican border between San Diego and Tijuana and declared, “I believe the border is secure”.

That was only a little more than a year ago.

Ah, those were the days. We were more innocent and trusting back then. Way back then, all of 496 days ago, reporters like Elizabeth Dwoskin of Bloomberg BusinessWeek could write: “This time, those looking to revive concerns about a lawless border must contend with a far different set of facts: the line between Mexico and the U.S. Is now more secure than it’s been in decades. Obama has poured money and resources into border security. In his first term, he spent $73 billion on immigration”.

Wow, $73 billion! Kind of makes one wonder where the money went? And notice she didn’t say immigration enforcement. Still, that’s a lot of money. Let’s do some quick math.

The average cost of erecting the border wall/fence is $3.9 million per mile. The southern border is 1933 miles long. 1933 X $3.9 million is… about $7.6 billion. That’s a little more than 10% of the money Obama “poured” into “immigration”. We could easily afford to build a fence, laced with gold, if that is what the politicians wanted to do, which of course we know, they don’t. read more

Illegal Immigration – Ike Showed Us the Way

by: the Common Constitutionalist

A couple of days ago, I speculated who else might be crossing into United States via our southern border – besides the “innocent” children. You may review it here.

It certainly appears, at least to me, that no one is being denied entry – which led me to my “Fun with Conspiracy” scenario, where Obama is allowing this to occur (that’s obvious to anyone) and actually encouraging it (again – obvious) to overwhelm the immigration system (Cloward and Piven).

The conspiracy part was that he was also allowing terrorists to freely walk in and set up shop for attacks, as an excuse for him to impose martial law.

Conspiracies aside, we have been hearing for years that we must do something, but that is impossible to seal off the whole southern border, and “do you think we can just round up millions of illegals?”

In fact this problem at the southern border has been plaguing America for well over 50 years.

Enter Dwight D Eisenhower, Supreme Commander – Allied Forces and newly elected President of the United States.

At the time Eisenhower took office in 1953, at least 3 million illegals had already crossed the border and were residing in the United States. read more

Guess Who’s Crossing the Border?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

By now, most of us on this side of the pen, or the display, or the microphone, have written or spoken of the Mexican-American border problem.

With thousands upon thousands of “children” crossing every week, it would seem that our southern border is wide open. Thanks to our president, the border patrol and other authorities are overwhelmed, leaving little if any man power to patrol.

So, who else might be taking advantage of the Southern sieve? It certainly wouldn’t be radical Islamic terrorists, would it?

Now, we commentators have also written and spoken extensively of the Cloward and Piven strategy – a strategy to purposely overwhelm the system to the point of collapse. We have postulated that this is exactly what Obama is doing at our southern border.

I believe this to be true. But I also contend that this strategy may have dire consequences beyond just the illegal immigrant flood.

Already these illegals are being shipped all over the country to take up residence at military bases – Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, California, and even Massachusetts. And these are the ones that we know of. No doubt the list of states will grow as more and more enter. read more

Hezbollah and Los Zetas, a Deadly Combination

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

Feeling safe here in good ole U.S. of A.? Sure… why not?

 

Yes, there have been incidences of school and other shootings but they appear in no way connected.

 

On the whole, Homeland Security appears to be effective, as we’ve had no successful terror attacks on American soil for more than a decade.

 

So why haven’t we been attacked again? Have the terrorists just given up? Have the Bush and Obama administrations successfully decimated the terrorist ranks to make it impossible for an attack? Is Homeland Security just that good, that they are able to thwart any and every attempt?

 

Well, yes and no. Our intelligence services have stopped potential attacks, some we’ve heard about, others we haven’t, for strategic reasons. We have had some success taking out terrorist leaders and negatively affecting their infrastructure, but don’t count on the terrorists ever giving up. read more

Round Trip Ticket

Deported Criminals Return Illegally at Alarming Rate

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There are hundreds of thousands of aliens crossing the US border illegally every year.  Less than half of them are ever detained and even fewer of the detainees are ever deported back to their home countries.  Working under President Obama’s orders most illegal aliens are rewarded for their actions and released back into our society where they steal jobs, food and medical benefits from US citizens and often ruin neighborhoods and property values.

Supposedly, the government concentrates mostly on illegals who already have a criminal record.  (Doesn’t violating our immigration laws automatically classify them as a ICEcriminal?)  In the fiscal year of 2011, a total of 188,380 illegals with criminal records were deported.  However, 86,699 of them had been previously deported at least once.  That’s a return rate of 46%, which indicates that we have a complete failure to secure our borders from known criminal elements.

Additionally, there were another 43,307 illegals without criminal records who had been previously deported and again illegally entered the US.  Even though it is a crime to cross the US border illegally, none of the 43,307 are considered to have criminal records.

According to a report issued by the Center for Immigration Studies:

“It cannot be ascertained from the available data how many of the 86,699 previously deported criminals committed new crimes other than their illegal return, but unless they were detained shortly after re-entering the United States, it is likely that they came to the attention of the immigration authorities as a result of new crimes (committed after their illegal re-entry) for which they were convicted or arraigned.”

“The 46 percent may also be understated due to reclassification of criminal deportees. Thus existing data indicate that a minimum of 46 percent of the 2011 criminal deportees were previously deported and returned to the United States.”

“The high percentage of repeat deportees is due in part to the mexicali-deporteesease of re-entry to the United States for earlier deportees and the knowledge that if apprehended there is only a small chance that they will serve any prison time for illegal re-entry.”

“In nearly all cases the deportee will go undetected unless charged with another crime or if the deportee returns to his old neighborhood and is recognized by local law enforcement officials. Thus the number of deportees who make an illegal re-entry is possibly much higher than indicated.”

“The extent of our revolving door for deported criminal illegal immigrants points to failures in securing our nation’s borders. These failures do not bode well for our future ability to intercept known and unknown terrorists who try to gain access to our country.”

Reports like this clearly indicate that the Department of Homeland Security is doing very little to secure our borders.  Their cavalier attitude towards illegal immigration is a disgrace and an affront to most US citizens.  If this many illegals are returning and many going completely undetected, then how many terrorists are also crossing into our country illegally?

The US-Mexico border is an open door for anyone, including terrorists, to just walk rightbig sis in to the country, where they can then carry out the planning and execution of their jihad activities.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  Bring our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan and station them along the US-Mexico borders with orders to detain and shoot if necessary.  Military patrols should be stationed in a line of sight with each other across the entire extent of the border.  They should also be the ones to man and operate all border crossing stations.  This would result in a drastic cut in the amount of illegal aliens and drugs that are currently flowing into the US across the Mexican border.  It would also make it harder for terrorists to gain entry in to the country.  I believe it’s a win-win answer to illegal immigration, drugs and keeping our military safe at home securing our borders instead of the borders of countries that hate us.