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Sunday, April 30, 2017
Judicial Watch: Trump Ends Obama’s Ebola Afro Amnesty - This one more absurd than most, all these deranged amnesties are about as 'short-term' as the Earth's mantle --tma
In a refreshing move, the Trump administration is eliminating one of Barack Obama’s many outrageous amnesty initiatives, this one involving illegal immigrants from African countries affected by the Ebola virus a few years ago. The Ebola amnesty scandal got buried in the hoopla of the administration’s broad executive order protecting millions of illegal alien Mexicans and Central Americans, but it was just as alarming. Launched in 2014, the Ebola reprieve was issued separately—and quietly—via a Temporary Protected Status (TPS), a humanitarian program that’s supposed to be short-term. ...
RRW: Trump admits 1,300+ Somali 'refugees' since inauguration - Illegal, criminal Somalis deported? Teensy trickle
(Only) 237 Somalis have been removed from US since last October; not thousands!
I was pretty excited to report here that we were stepping up deportations of illegal alien/criminal Somalis, that thousands would be removed. But, now I see that even that administration effort is really not much to write home about!
The news here, if it is accurate, is that ICE won’t arrest illegal Somalis (who are not in detention) at their homes or work places. Already, “sensitive places” such as schools, places of worship and hospitals are off limits.
So are we expected to believe that federal agents are going to wait on the streets to nab them coming and going from home to mosque? Only, if we hire a lot more agents!
Over the many years I’ve written RRW there would be flurries of pronouncements that Somalis in the country illegally would be sent back to Somalia and each time there would follow squishy, mealy-mouthed discussions about how can we do such a thing (send people back) because Somalia is still a hellhole!
Is Somalia ever NOT going to be a hellhole? Is this administration headed that way (to weakness and squishy talk) again?
In case you missed it, Trump has admitted 1,359 supposedly persecuted (by whom?) Somalis since inauguration day.
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Saturday, April 29, 2017
RRW - Corcoran - Reader comment: Ann, your [Trump refugee] comments are “classless and offensive” - Ann's response
This (below) is a comment (in response to Thursday’s post) that I received from a diehard Trump supporter, not the first to send a comment like this.
So let me be clear. I have been writing about the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program for ten years come this July. I was also a Trump supporter from day one. I even had an opportunity to tell him briefly what was wrong with the US Refugee Program in May of 2015.
But, someone has to be willing to NOT PULL PUNCHES and tell the public where he is going wrong on this subject which I happen to know a lot about. (Just a tad more than Ivanka knows!)
For the umpteenth time, Trump did not have to include the US RAP in an Executive Order that was stopped by the judges. It is a separate issue from the ‘travel ban.’
The Trump team has the legal power to stop the flow of refugees altogether IF THEY WANTED TO! (Now they have this handy excuse which Nancy has bought, hook, line and sinker—it is all about the judges!)
Using the liberal judges as as excuse, the Trump Administration is admitting an average number of refugees to the US at great expense to taxpayers and risking our security by including large numbers of unscreened Syrians, Iraqis, Afghans, Rohingya and Somalis. Nevermind that he said many times while campaigning for office that he wouldn’t do that!
I don’t want to hear anything about all the bigger issues Trump is dealing with!
There is nothing bigger than changing the demographic, cultural and religious makeup of America. That is irreversible.
We can fix Obamacare and our tax system AFTER immigration is controlled!
The most benign explanation for what, at the moment, appears to be a flip-flop by the Trump team is that they haven’t hired anyone tough enough to rein-in the bureaucrats at the Department of State (which doesn’t look good for Trump, the great manager, either!).
That is not to say, they won’t get their act together eventually, but right now someone has to tell them they are screwing up!
Although I am not in her class, at least Ann Coulter is willing to tell Trump he is screwing up on immigration, in her case the wall with her new daily report on how many miles of the wall are being built each day—so far zero!
(See my report in the right hand sidebar of how many refugees Trump is admitting.)
Here is what Nancy and others (some more diplomatically) are telling me:
Shut up Ann, our man Trump can do no wrong!
While I enjoy your site, I do take exception to the Trump refugees article you posted. I think the same article should have been directed to the Ninth Circuit court, not Trump. It would appear to me that he has been trying …. and trying … to prevent this only to be thwarted again and again by a court that get’s literally 80% of it’s judgments overturned. Dare I say I’d get fired if only 20% of my work was accurate.
Also – the dig to Ivanka wasn’t fair either. Stop with the daddy comments – it’s classless and offensive. It should be beneath you to make such asinine comments. What she SAID was that it should be part of the discussion, not part of the solution. To me, a very diplomatic statement and perhaps way of getting a long-stalemated conversation going for real resolution. Perhaps you’re the dumb-dumb here.
My guidance is to stick to the issues and not the nonsense if you truly want resolution on this paramount matter. Thank you for listening
Thanks for listening Nancy!
One more thing, it is a wonderful thing to write a blog with no boss and for no financial gain to myself, because it doesn’t matter one bit to me whether I lose readers who don’t like what I say! ...
- - -"I don’t want to hear anything about all the bigger issues Trump is dealing with! There is nothing bigger than changing the demographic, cultural and religious makeup of America. That is irreversible."
I am a die-hard Trump supporter and completely agree with Ann Corcoran. If we fail to hold Trump's feet to the fire, all pressure on him will come from the other side. We are still very lucky Trump won. Trying to persuade a President Hillary to stop the migration tsunami would have been completely futile. Our opposition to her would have been proof, in her demented and corrupt mind, that she was doing exactly the right thing by gleefully dissolving the Historic American Nation.
I very much support Trump on things like bringing jobs back to America and bringing fairness back to bilateral trade. However Ann is 100 percent correct. At least when the Soviet Union imploded the Russian people were able to come back in and pick up the pieces, whereas the Globalists of the West are making sure that, through open-borders and high birthrates, their ever escalating demographic changes will become irreversible--because there will be so few of us, in percentage terms, left standing to continue this fight.
Friday, April 28, 2017
Breitbart - Mexican Foreign Sec Videgaray Warns USA Do Not Build Border Walls - "hostile" for US to stop Mexican invasion - What good are drones if we can't zap an invading govt? --tma
The Mexican foreign secretary called the plan to build walls along the border a “hostile” and “deeply unfriendly” act, and an “aggravating action”. He warned that Mexico intends to conduct a fierce legal battle to stop any border walls that violate the rights of Mexicans.
Mexico Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray said building any walls when there are already 600 kilometers of barriers is not only a hostile and deeply unfriendly act, but one that “also is not going to fulfill the objectives that it raises, is not only an aggravating action, but it seems to be frankly a bad idea.”
The foreign secretary said Mexico is planning a legal fight, and it has no intention to pay for any border walls or to cooperate with the U.S. in any way on the development of border walls. ...
RRW - Trump (not court) admits 12k+ mostly Muz refugees - lots CA, TX - zero HI, DC - Trump, esp Ivanka, seem fine with it
Trump has admitted 12,218 refugees since Inauguration Day: 1,472 Syrians, 1,359 Somalis
Since we are coming up on 100 days I was anxious to see how Trump was doing with his campaign promise to (at least) put a moratorium on the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days to review how refugees are vetted and look to assure “extreme vetting” was put in place.
Ho hum! Isn’t happening! And, I don’t want to hear of one defender who says he was stymied by judges. He never had to place a refugee slowdown in an Executive Order! The Refugee Act of 1980 gives the President enormous powers.
Here (below) is a screenshot map of where the 12,218 were placed since Inauguration Day up until this morning’s data at Wrapsnet.
This puts the number for the fiscal year, as of today, at 42,235.
Trump also said he was capping the number for the year at 50,000, but at the present rate of admission, he will surpass 60,000 (an average number since 9/11).
Top resettlement countries included:
Burma (1,497) 401 of these are Rohingya Muslims who, like Syrians, cannot be vetted.
DR Congo (1,866) We are well on our way to reach 50,000 we promised the UN we would scatter across America.
Iraq (1,503) Over 122,000 have been admitted since 2009.
Somalia (1,359) We have admitted well over 100,000 over past 20 years, will it ever end?
Syria (1,472) Remember Trump said he would stop them completely, even said he would send some back, ha! ha!
How many Trump refugees did you get?
Biggest tests for Trump come in September.
If he throws billions of taxpayer dollars to the refugee industry in the 2018 budget and doesn’t drastically cut refugee admissions for the upcoming year, then we will know for sure that the United Nations/US Refugee Admissions Program will never be reformed.
Endnote: I was just reminded of the story from yesterday about Ivanka Trump’s views on Syrians, here. Sure hope Daddy isn’t listening to Ivanka (again!).
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Ann Coulter: Trump is commander in chief! He said he'd build a wall. If he can't do that, Trump is finished, the Republican Party is finished, and the country is finished.
Fake News' question of the week: Will Trump risk a government shutdown over the wall?
The media flip back and forth on who's to blame for a government shutdown depending on which branch is controlled by Republicans. But the "shutdown" hypothetical in this case is a trick question.
A failure to build the wall IS a government shutdown.
Of course it would be unfortunate if schoolchildren couldn't visit national parks and welfare checks didn't get mailed on time. But arranging White House tours isn't the primary function of the government.
The government's No. 1 job is to protect the nation.
This has always been true, but it's especially important at this moment in history, when we have drugs, gang members, diseases and terrorists pouring across our border. The failure of the government to close our border is the definition of a government shutdown. ...
The Week - Linker - Global elites headed for a fall and don't know it - No mention of Trump bringing jobs back, ending invasion, but some good points. Rigged system: elites bask in luxury as commoners languish. --tma
The global elite think they're sitting pretty. How wrong they are.
Democrats keep telling themselves that Hillary Clinton "really" won the 2016 election (or would have, had it not been for interference by Vladimir Putin and James Comey). Republicans keep patting themselves on the back about how much power they now wield at all levels of government. And centrists throughout the West are breathing a sigh of relief about Emmanuel Macron's likely victory over the National Front's Marine Le Pen in the second round of the French presidential election on May 7.
You can almost hear the sentiments echoing down the corridors of (political and economic) power on both sides of the Atlantic: "There's nothing to worry about. Everything's fine.
And this is how things appear at this historical moment: The world is run by an international elite that lives in a rarified world of seemingly boundless power and luxury. Though the members of this elite consider their own power and luxury to be completely legitimate, it is not. It is the product of a system that's rigged to benefit them while everybody else languishes in declining small cities and provincial towns, eking out a dreary existence, toiling away their lives in menial service-sector jobs or scraping by on disability checks while seeking out a modicum of fleeting joy in the dumbstruck haze of a painkiller high. ...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Runoff France: Le Pen bursting out the gate like a thoroughbred racehorse. "Smug" Macron assuming victory.
Amiens (France) (AFP) - French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron vowed Wednesday not to "yield a centimetre" to Marine Le Pen after being booed and heckled with chants backing his far-right rival during a chaotic visit to an under-threat factory in the nation's rustbelt.
"We have two projects for the country going head to head against one another," said Macron as he visited a cafe in the northern village of Bully-les-Mines.
"So I shall not cede a centimetre of space, not a second's respite, not an ounce of energy," to Le Pen, Macron insisted.
Earlier, Le Pen had stolen some of the pro-European candidate's thunder by visiting workers hours ahead of him at the same factory in his northern home town of Amiens.
Macron was booed and heckled as he made a chaotic visit to the under-threat factory in the nation's depressed northern rustbelt where Le Pen topped first round voting. ...
Fox10/YouTube - Full Press Conference - Berkeley Young Republicans sue UCB over Coulter speech handling
BERKELEY (AP) -- University of California, Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus have filed a lawsuit against the university, saying it is discriminating against conservative speakers and violating students' rights to free speech.
Fox - Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin: member of By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), a far left group inciting violence across US - Elect a fat violent grinning Marxist, get a fat violent grinning Marxist --tma
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Heal and others said there is deep discord between the Berkeley Police Department and the city government, led by Jesse Arreguin, the 32-year-old newly elected mayor facing his first major test in running a large city. Arreguin has been accused of supporting left-wing violence because he is a member of the Facebook group of By Any Means Necessary, or BAMN, a far left group that has incited violent protests across the country. ...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
AP: Judge William Orrick Blocks Trump Order on Sanctuary City Funding - Kate Steinle could not be reached for comment. --tma
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities, saying the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending.
U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the temporary ruling in a lawsuit against the executive order targeting so-called sanctuary cities. The decision will stay in place while the lawsuit works its way through court. ...