House Immigration Hearing Observes Worsened Border Chaos

There were two trend lines noticeable in Thursday’s hearing (full video), which was titled Another Surge of Illegal Immigrants along the Southwest Border: Is This the Obama Administration’s New Normal?. On one hand, the House Republicans are trying to look busy, with the November elections breathing down their necks. For example, Chairman Trey Gowdy gave a reasonably tough opening statement, unlike his periodic backsliding into immigration enforcement squish, also shown by his endorsement of the Gang of Eight amnesty candidate for President, Marco Rubio.

The other trend that showed up in the hearing was the administration’s growing intention to insult and endanger Americans in every way possible during its final year, in this instance creating an even more chaotic, dangerous border. Welcome ISIS and other enemies!

Fox News interviewed House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte on Thursday to sort out what the subcommittee learned:

JENNA LEE: The immigration issue is a big one on the campaign trail and was also the subject of a subcommittee hearing today on Capitol Hill: lawmakers examining illegal immigration into the United States, specifically along the southwest border. More than 100,000 families making that journey since 2014 and despite a dip in January, some say the United States isn’t doing enough to get the numbers under control for good.

BRANDON JUDD (President of the National Border Patrol Council): Immigration laws today appear to be mere suggestions. There are little to no consequences for breaking the laws, and that fact is well known in other countries. If government agencies like DHS or CBP are allowed to bypass Congress by legislating through policy, we might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether.

LEE: A person who was there today joining us is House Judiciary Committee Chairman and Virginia Congressman Bob Goodlatte — it’s great to have you on the program . . . what do you think is the big headline that came out of the subcommittee today?

BOB GOODLATTE: I think the big headline that came out of the subcommittee should be that as we watch Iowa, New Hampshire and beyond, we need a President of the United States who is committed to enforcing our immigration laws, because this hearing made it very plain that this president is not enforcing the laws. Remember the great border surge of two summers ago? Well guess what — it never stopped. . . .

The projections for this entire fiscal year are higher than they were in 2014, and there’s a reason for that. The word has spread back to Central America and other places in the world for that matter that we’re not enforcing immigration laws, and that’s exactly what we heard from the Border Patrol agent that you just showed a clip of, and in fact he told us today — this was the real blockbuster news — that because the administration has been embarrassed by the number of people who do not return for their hearings after they’re so-called caught and then released into the interior of the country, they’ve ordered the Border Patrol agents to stop arresting them in the first place. Instead of enforcing the law they said, well stop even detaining them, then we won’t have this problem of them not coming back to the hearing because there’s hearing to begin with. Unbelievable. . .

The president of the United States needs to enforce the laws. He needs to announce very clearly here and in Central America that the laws are going to be enforced and that people should not be encouraged to make this long dangerous trip.

Sternly worded memo on official House of Representatives stationery to follow.

Obama reinstates ‘catch-and-release’ policy for illegal immigrants, By Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, February 4, 2016

The Obama administration has revived the maligned illegal immigrant “catch-and-release” policy of the Bush years, ordering Border Patrol agents not to even bother arresting and deporting many new illegal immigrants, the head of the agents’ labor union told Congress on Thursday.

Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, said Homeland Security was embarrassed by the number of illegal immigrants not showing up for their deportation hearings, but instead of cracking down on the immigrants, the department ordered agents not to arrest them in the first place — meaning they no longer need to show up in court in the first place.

Mr. Judd said the releases are part of President Obama’s “priorities” program, which says he’s only worried about illegal immigrants who came across after Jan. 1, 2014. Mr. Judd said illegal immigrants without serious criminal convictions on their record only have to claim they came before 2014 — without even needing to show proof — in order to be released without ever being arrested.

“Immigration laws today appear to be mere suggestions,” Mr. Judd testified to the House Judiciary Committee’s immigration subcommittee. “That fact is well known in other countries.”

Customs and Border Protection, which oversees the Border Patrol, did not have an immediate comment on Mr. Judd’s testimony. The White House also declined to comment, with spokesman Josh Earnest saying he hadn’t seen the testimony.

Mr. Judd and Jessica Vaughan, policy studies director at the Center for Immigration Studies, said criminal cartels are particularly astute at exploiting the Obama administration’s policies, and have specifically recruited and sent tens of thousands of children to flood the border in order to distract agents and create new chances to smuggle drugs across.

Tens of thousands of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children from Central America, and tens of thousands more families traveling together, have surged to the southwestern border in the last few years, overwhelming the administration’s ability to handle them. Continue reading this article

Sweden Is Rattled by Diverse Foreigner Violence

It’s hard not to think the Swedes are getting their just desserts with the current wave of migrant violence and chaos. It’s Sweden’s snotty arrogance that got them into this mess, calling itself a “moral superpower” because of its stupid generosity in welcoming dangerous people inside the gates.

In 2013, Sweden granted blanket asylum to any and all Syrian refugees, surely one of most foolish policy choices ever made by a government. Liberals seem not to accept the concept of Enemy, even though Muslims have been beheading infidels for 1400 years, which reveals a persistent pattern of hostile behavior.

Swedes were shocked when a six-footer Somali (pictured below) claiming to be 15 killed a social worker at a refugee children’s center.

Even the PBS Newshour noticed that open borders diversity has brought trouble to the (alleged) socialist paradise. But the network upheld its liberal cred when its reporter asked a Swedish patriot whether he was a Nazi because he expressed concern about public safety. And PBS managed not to use the word “Muslim” a single time but utilized  the phrase “right wing” four times, suggesting that citizens resisting the chaos are the problem.

Things are so bad that the “moral superpower” is considering deportation! But wait, isn’t diversity always enriching?

Sweden’s welcome to refugees disturbed by violent backlash, PBS Newshour, February 3, 2016

JUDY WOODRUFF: Sweden is struggling to accommodate 165,000 people who’ve applied for asylum there amid the refugee crisis. Now, in a reversal of its open door policy, the government says as many as half could face deportation.

A growing right-wing reaction to the migrant influx has fueled tensions.

From Stockholm, special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.

MALCOLM BRABANT: Sweden fashions itself as the world’s humanitarian conscience and safe harbor for more refugees per capita than any other European nation, but it has been shaken by a series of incidents that have ruptured that image.

MAGNUS RANSTORP, Sweden National Defense College: I would say that Sweden’s social structures are under severe stress.

MALCOLM BRABANT: Magnus Ranstorp is an expert on extremism in Scandinavia.

MAGNUS RANSTORP: It’s a cocktail of various ingredients which makes society extremely polarized. And the government is having a really difficult time dealing with this.

TINA MORAD, Refugees Welcome Stockholm: As a refugee here, I would say it’s pretty hostile.

MALCOLM BRABANT: Tina Morad is a Kurdish political scientist who fled from Northern Iraq as a child, and now advocates on behalf of fellow refugees.

TINA MORAD: We have noticed a lot of activities for the past week at least where you have Nazis and racists crossing the street and demonstrating against the refugees arriving in Sweden.

MALCOLM BRABANT: These are right-wing vigilantes, including football hooligans, apparently attacking immigrants. This precinct is where young Moroccans hang out. Many have acquired a reputation as petty criminals and troublemakers.

The attack happened a few days after a murder at a young asylum seeker’s hostel in Western Sweden. A 22-year-old worker, Alexandra Mezher, originally from Lebanon, was stabbed to death, allegedly by a young Somali, after trying to intervene in a fight. The murder intensified pressure on Prime Minister Stefan Loven, whose popularity has slumped despite U-turns over his open door migration policy.

STEFAN LOVEN, Prime Minister, Sweden (through interpreter): I believe quite a few people here in Sweden now feel a great worry there will be more similar cases, as Sweden accepts so many unaccompanied minors. Many of those who come here to Sweden have had traumatic experiences, and there are no simple answers.

MALCOLM BRABANT: Fredrik Hagberg is a leading member of a far-right activist group called Nordic Youth. He admits to feeling sympathetic towards the vigilantes.

FREDRIK HAGBERG, Nordic Youth: It’s chaos in Sweden. It’s getting worse by the minute. It’s like the gates of hell is open. More and more immigrants than we can take care of is coming every day. The violence is getting more and more. Hatred against Swedes, people are getting bigger and bigger. The women and children are getting harassed every day.

The police can’t be everywhere at once. The people need to do something by themselves if something is going to change.

MALCOLM BRABANT: It sounds like you might be advocating violence?

FREDRIK HAGBERG: No, not at all, not at all. Our movement has always stood against violence, political violence, but I believe in self-defense.

MALCOLM BRABANT: And this is one of his organization’s videos.

Are you Nazis?

FREDRIK HAGBERG: No, not at all.

MALCOLM BRABANT: How can you prove that?

FREDRIK HAGBERG: It’s proved by my actions, or you just walk around. Look at our Web site. We have a program there, manifest.

MAGNUS RANSTORP: I think the greatest threat Sweden is facing is that we have an equal amount of extremism. We have a lot of right-wing extremism and, of course, left-wing extremism. There’s a sort of reciprocal radicalization going on. They are feeding and fueling each other. Continue reading this article

German Townspeople Demand Safety for Their Daughters

Here’s a snapshot of the social turmoil unleashed in Germany by Chancellor Merkel’s opening of the nation’s borders, admitting a million Muslims. At a town meeting in Bad Schlema, a grandfather complained about the migrants’ sexual attacks of local girls. The mayor effectively told him and the rest of the concerned citizens to shut up and deal with far less public safety in their community. Fury ensues.

Similar scenes must be playing out all across Europe. It’s yet another reminder that borders are essential to civilization.

Migrants sexually harass German School Girls – Mayor dismisses Grandfather: “Don’t provoke them”, January 31, 2016

Last Thursday a worried grandfather voiced his concerns about the increasing incidents of sexual harassment of young girls on their way to school by migrants in a meeting in the German town of Bad Schlema. His own granddaughter has been victim of sexual harassment and he fears it will be much worse when girls will wear less clothing in the summer or dress for physical education. The mayor’s reply angered the over 100 citizens who were present: “It’s simple, don’t provoke them and don’t walk in these areas.”

The crowd went furious, some mocked the absurdity of not being able to walk to school in your own town, some demanded he step down immediately. Later the situation escalated and the Mayor threatened to call the police and clear the room because of incitement of hatred (sources below).

He said it’s “technically not necessary to walk near the refugee shelters, there are alternative routes.” Continue reading this article

Congressman Pledges to Remove Funding of Sanctuary Cities

Tuesday’s Washington Times reported on its front page that Congressman John Culberson (R-TX) announced he would use his power as Chairman of the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee to strip federal cash from sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with existing law.

That’s interesting. Perhaps Washington Republicans have noticed the November elections are coming up in nine months, and their performance has been less than what the voters expected. Instead of standing as a bulwark against Obama, the elected Republicans funded his liberal agenda of things like amnesty for illegals and visas for Muslim immigrants in the omnibus spending bill. They better all start looking busy if they expect voters to support them in November, even with a crucial Presidential vote on the ticket.

Congressman Culberson has the added impetus of a primary challenge from anti-illegal alien criminal campaigner Maria Espinoza, who runs the Remembrance Project.

Her campaign website MariaForAmerica notes:

John Culberson has been in Washington since 2001.  Fourteen years in Congress is long enough.  He’s been absent in the fight on key issues, like runaway spending and debt, border control and defunding Planned Parenthood.

Culberson has spent virtually his entire adult life in politics, winning election to the Texas State House while he was still a law student, then jumping directly from the Texas Legislature to Congress.

Below, announced Congressional challenger Maria Espinoza wore a flak vest to emphasize the lack of safety for citizens in sanctuary cities. She appeared as part of a protest in San Francisco at the site of Kate Steinle’s murder on a popular public pier last July.

Hopefully Congressman Culberson is motivated enough for whatever reason to follow through with his stated initiative and unleash appropriate punishment on unlawful sanctuary cities.

Key Republican says Congress will punish sanctuary cities this year, By Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, February 1, 2016

The House Republican in charge of writing the Justice Department’s budget vowed Monday that this will be the year Congress punishes sanctuary cities, insisting he’ll use his powers as chairman to make the Obama administration strip grant money from localities that refuse to cooperate with immigration agents.

Rep. John Abney Culberson, chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Justice Department, warned Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch that if she doesn’t move quickly to shut down sanctuary cities, he will use existing powers to prevent her from shifting money around within the 2016 budget.

The Texas Republican said federal law already requires local governments to cooperate with immigration agents, and those that refuse are breaking the law — and don’t deserve federal funds.

“This is a complicated problem with a simple solution. State and local law enforcement agencies should not receive federal law enforcement grant money unless they are in compliance with federal law,” he said in a statement.

His vow comes after a year of tragic consequences from sanctuary cities, including the July slaying of Kathryn Steinle, a 32-year-old woman killed while walking the San Francisco waterfront with her father. Authorities have charged an illegal immigrant who’d been deported five times before, but who’d been released onto the streets by the local sheriff in compliance with his policy of refusing to cooperate with immigration agents.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which handles deportations, counts more than 300 jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with them to one extent or another.

But many of those jurisdictions continue to get federal grant money — including money in some cases to hold the very illegal immigrants that they are refusing to turn over to federal authorities.
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Automation Threatens Jobs in Poor Nations, and May Propel More Illegal Immigration

Smart machines will likely fuel social turmoil in ways we can barely imagine now. Automation has already contributed substantially to the jobless recovery here at home. In addition, the decreasing cost of the machines means they are already taking jobs from humans in the third world and will do so to an increasing degree.

The basic Baxter robot costs around $25,000, and Martin Ford reported in “Rise of the Robots” that “Delta hopes to offer a one-armed assembly robot for about $10,000” which would really open up machine use for poor countries and small companies.

Robot arms spray-paint motorcycle gas tanks in a factory in India.

When jobs disappear and there is no work to be found at home in the developing world, many will head north to industrialized nations that offer welfare benefits even to illegal aliens — as long as the more appealing word “refugee” is invoked. Certainly the promise of an easy life is what has attracted millions from Africa and the Middle East to travel to Europe for the free stuff there.

The report below is based on the recent Davos meeting that focused on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, aka automation.

In the following video included with the text item, the reporter notes, “There have been some reports that maybe 40 percent of jobs are going to be destroyed by the rise of robots, of automation, digitization, which is a frightening prospect for many people,” but he doesn’t specify a time frame.

It’s likely that when Guatemalans (and others) suffer sufficiently from the “premature deindustrialisation” mentioned below, many will head north hoping to get lucky in stupid-generous America. Why wouldn’t they?

Rise of the robots threatens the poor, FT, January 26, 2016

Automation threatens 85% of jobs in Ethiopia and many more across emerging markets, study says

Automation and the march of the robots will prove most disruptive to the world’s poorest nations, with 85 per cent of all jobs in Ethiopia in danger of being lost, according to new analysis.

Nepal, Cambodia, China, Bangladesh and Guatemala are among the other countries most at risk from “premature deindustrialisation”, according to research by Citi, the US bank, and the Oxford Martin School, a research and policy unit of the UK university.

“There is a really strong [negative] relationship between countries’ level of income and their susceptibility to automation,” says Carl Benedikt Frey, co-director of the Oxford Martin programme on technology and employment.

The findings come a week after the World Economic Forum said more than 5m jobs will be lost globally by 2020 as a result of advances in artificial intelligence, robotics and other technological change. (The scale of this growth, in robotics at least, is indicated in the first chart).

To date, the debate on the impact of the so-called “Fourth Industrial Revolution” has focused on the developed world. Analysis by the Martin School in 2013 concluded that 47 per cent of US jobs were at risk of automation over the coming two decades.

However, its follow-up analysis suggests the impact will be greater still in the developing world. Continue reading this article

Israel Considers Public Policy to Confront Automation Job Loss

Throughout the industrialized world, automation is making rapid inroads into the workplace and has displaced millions of humans from jobs in the Great Recession. The process operates similarly everywhere — a business owner finds a machine or software that can perform a task more cheaply than a human, and the worker gets a pink slip before breakfast. That’s how it goes, from Los Angeles to Beijing and Tel Aviv.

Speaking of Israel, a recent article revealed a political awareness there of the automation workplace revolution that is sadly lacking in Washington. Member of the Knesset Aliza Lavie says she has made technological unemployment her top issue because, as she observed, “the world is about to change.” Lavie has organized a day in the legislature devoted to considering the future of jobs on Feb. 2 and what can be done to prepare for the coming employment challenges.

Meanwhile in Washington, it’s crickets. The hard-fought Presidential candidates of both parties  mentioned the automation threat to employment only once in all their debates — and amnesty hack Marco Rubio deflected the question. Are they totally clueless about the existence of the problem or do they merely have no idea what can be done?

You would think that the forecasts that nearly half of US jobs are at risk from smart machines by 2033 (Oxford University researchers) or one-third of jobs will be automated by 2015 (Gartner consulting) would elicit some attention by the bright lights in government. But the clear warnings from experts haven’t gotten any reaction from political leaders in America.

It will be interesting to see what Israel develops as a coping strategy. Retraining will likely be part of it, although Rise of the Robots author Martin Ford warns that as machines become smarter and more dexterous, they will do jobs we now might think beyond automation.

Certainly first-world nations will need ZERO immigrant workers now and going forward. Israel may have already figured that out, since the country is pretty smart about such things like the dubious blessings of diversity.

Will robots knock out Israel’s best jobs?, Times of Israel, January 11, 2016

Computers will replace 41% of Israel’s workers within 20 years, Taub Center report says. What is the government doing to prepare?

Let’s say you’re a young person without much family money and you aspire to a middle-class existence. Here are some of the career choices you should avoid: accountant, bus driver, architect, real-estate agent and bank manager.

You heard right. Close to half of all jobs that exist today in the developed world will be performed by computers and robots in the next two decades, according to a watershed 2013 paper by Oxford University economists Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael Osborne. Now, the Taub Center for Social Policy Research in Jerusalem has applied Frey and Osborne’s methodology to the Israeli job market.

It is small comfort to learn that in Israel only 41 percent (as opposed to 47% in the United States and 54% in Europe) of jobs are at high risk of disappearing in the next decade or two, according to Shavit Madhala-Brik, who authored the paper.

Still, Yesh Atid MK Aliza Lavie agrees that 41% is a shocking number and worries the Israeli government isn’t doing enough to prepare for the coming waves of unemployment. For the past year, she has made this her number-one issue in the Knesset.

“We’re not addressing this and we don’t understand that the world is about to change,” Lavie said. “The Knesset and government are aware of the issue but I don’t see anything being implemented yet. I hope Avi Simhon [Netanyahu’s newly appointed senior economic advisor] will take an interest.

To that end, Lavie has organized a Knesset day devoted to employment of the future on February 2. The Education Committee will discuss how to adapt school and university curricula, another committee will discuss turning the Galilee into an economic engine, while others discuss how to prepare Haredim and Arabs, who are projected to constitute a majority of working age Israelis by 2050, for this new job market.

The reason why jobs are disappearing is due to advances in what is known as artificial intelligence. Just as a computer can beat the best human at chess, algorithms can now drive cars, do your taxes and even diagnose cancer more successfully and with fewer errors than humans. Even though Internet theorist Jaron Lanier has argued in the past that artificial intelligence is in fact a misnomer and even a form of accounting theft from the millions of humans whose data is aggregated, this will not stop automation from destroying jobs.

“You can already see there is no need for travel agents anymore,” Lavie told The Times of Israel. “I was really surprised that soon we won’t need bus drivers. There was a time in Israel when every mother wanted her son to be a bus driver. To work for Egged was like — wow — you had a golden ticket and job security.” Continue reading this article

Republican Debate: Immigration Plus a Review of Rubio’s Gang of Eight Amnesty Bill

The most satisfying moment in Thursday’s GOP debate was the part of the immigration discussion where clips of Marco Rubio showed his initial campaign for Senate with promises that he would oppose amnesty. That pledge lasted a Miami minute when he arrived in Washington and joined up with the worst open-borders hacks around to produce a massive amnesty bill in secret.

It was terrible legislation — see Senator Sessions’ critical questions about the Gang of Eight bill — so it’s not surprising Rubio doesn’t want the voters to know the depths of his perfidy. It gives me a headache just to remember all this.

The Gang of Eight bill passed the Senate but was never taken up by the Republican House.

Below, Marco Rubio at the podium with other Gang of Eight Senators: (left to right) John McCain, Chuck Schumer, Rubio, Dick Durbin (hidden) and Robert Menendez. As the hispanic Republican sponsoring the bill, Rubio got a lot of attention for a freshman legislator, which was surely the idea.

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Here’s the immigration section of the debate, the video and text:

Republican Debate Transcript, January 28, 2016

[. . .] KELLY: Welcome back everyone. Live, in Des Moines, Iowa. Now, we move onto the topic of immigration. Senator Rubio, we’ll start with you. When you ran for Senate in 2010, you made clear that you opposed legalization and citizenship for illegal immigrants. You promised repeatedly that you would oppose it as a U.S. Senator as well. Here are just a few examples. Watch.

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RUBIO: Never support. Never have and never will support any effort to grant blanket legalization amnesty to folks who have entered, or stayed in this country illegally.

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RUBIO: First of all, earned path to citizenship is basically code for amnesty. It’s what they call it. And, the reality of it is this, it is unfair to the people that have legally entered this country to create an alternative for individuals who entered illegally, and knowingly did so.

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RUBIO: You cannot grant amnesty. If the American people see us granting amnesty they will never again believe in legal immigration. They will never again support it, and that’s wrong for our country, bad for our future.

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KELLY: Within two years of getting elected you were co-sponsoring legislation to create a path to citizenship, in your words, amnesty. Haven’t you already proven that you cannot be trusted on this issue?

RUBIO: No, because if you look at the quote, and it’s very specific. And, it says blanket amnesty, I do not support blanket amnesty…

KELLY: … But, you went on from there…

RUBIO: … I do not support amnesty…

KELLY: … You said more than that, Senator…

RUBIO: … No, I said I do not support blanket amnesty…

KELLY: … You said earned path to citizenship is basically code for amnesty. You…

RUBIO: … It was…

KELLY: … supported earned path to citizenship… Continue reading this article

Rasmussen Poll: 72 Percent of Voters Want Visa Overstayers Deported

Has Donald Trump made it socially acceptable to want illegal aliens sent home? Certainly 72 percent of voters seems a high polling number for a proposal that’s common sense in these politically correct times. For example, a 2014 Rasmussen poll found just 52 percent of respondents thought the government wasn’t aggressive enough in deportations, a kind of milquetoast statement with barely half agreeing.

So thank you, Donald, for striking a blow against the evil of political correctness, a leftist strategy to shut people up.

Back to visa subject, Senator Jeff Sessions noted in his visa overstay hearing earlier this month, “What we are witnessing is tantamount to an open border. Millions are free to come on temporary visas and no one is required to leave.”

So it’s good that the citizens are paying attention.

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Poll: 72% demand Obama find, boot out immigrants who overstay visas, Washington Examiner, By Paul Bedard, January 27, 2016

With a majority of voters believing that visa overstayers are a danger to the United States, a whopping 72 percent want the administration to find and deport them, according to a new poll.

Amid concerns about the administration’s plans to let in thousands of Muslim immigrants from Syria, Americans are becoming worried about the impact they will have and the threat to security they pose. Just this month, the government reported that 500,000 visitors to the United States overstayed their visa and didn’t go home. There may be up to 5 million others in the U.S. Continue reading this article

Sweden: Asylum-Seeking Somali Is Charged in Murder of Social Worker

It’s not unusual for adult illegal aliens to claim to be minors because the treatment is far more generous for moochers accepted as kiddies. As a result, many “refugee youth” centers in Europe are filled with angry Muslim men and are violent places because of the clientele. One example: social worker Alexandra Mezher, 22, was stabbed to death by a male under her care earlier this week in a Swedish youth facility.

Below, Somali asylum seeker Youssaf Khaliif Nuur appeared in court to be charged with the murder of Mezher. Nuur is six feet tall and claims to be 15.

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It’s not just Europe stupidly believing lying adults who say they are minors: middle-aged illegal alien hispanics were allowed to enroll in a Massachusetts high school in 2014. The practice endangers genuine young people as well as staff.

Medical science can determine ages to a degree, but many countries are too politically correct to draw a line against refugee age fraud, even when old-fashioned eyeballing reveals the truth.

Below, the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (in suit) poses with well developed residents of a child refugee center.

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In other Swedish diversity news, The Local reports “Swedish asylum staff attacked by rioting youth” (Jan 28).

Staff at a home for refugee children in southern Sweden were forced to barricade themselves in a room on Wednesday night, after 19 young men in their care rioted and attacked them with weapons.

Kudos to the DM for calling BS on the Somali perp’s age. The Express did not, blurring the killer’s face and referring to him as a “boy.”

First picture of ’15-year-old’ Somali asylum seeker who ‘stabbed to death’ Swedish social worker as he appears in court charged with her murder, Daily Mail (UK), January 28, 2016

Six-foot tall, the ‘child’ accused of murdering a Swedish aid worker appeared in court today.

Somali-born Youssaf Khaliif Nuur, ‎charged with murdering Alexandra Mezher, 22, towered over his translator as he walked into the courtroom in Gothenburg.

She was knifed to death as she tried to break up a fight at the shelter for unaccompanied child refugees where she worked alone in charge of ten youths.

She died saving the life of another resident whom allegedly knife-wielding Khaliif Nuur was trying to kill, police sources said. Swedish prosecutors admit they do not know if Somalian Khaliif Nuur, supposedly aged 15, is his true identity.

Psychology graduate Miss Mezher had warned her mother she ‎was caring for ‘big powerful guys’ aged up to 24 in the shelter for children aged 14 to 17. Continue reading this article

Immigrant Senders Dread a Trump Presidency

Immigrant-sending nations have a problem with Donald Trump and the possibility that pushing their unskilled persons and criminals into stupid-generous America may shrink. They are miffed that Obasma’s open borders could shut to a degree, leaving some with a decreased remittance haul of fewer billions of dollars. (The United States is the major remittance-sending country, with $56 billion strip-mined in 2014 by immigrants and illegal aliens.)

The Washington Times did a world roundabout, gathering up quotes from interested persons (mostly critical) that ranged from angry to downright insulting.

For example, Dubai entrepreneur and television celebrity Mohamed Parham al Awadhi remarked:

“Look at flourishing cities like New York or San Francisco and how communities have lived together since their foundation. Middle Eastern, Asian, African, European and Latin American immigrants and refugees are not new phenomena. They’ve been assimilating with U.S. culture and living side by side with their fellow Americans.”

Funny, I remember Muslims’ effect on New York City differently.

On September 11, 2001, 19 Muslim jihadists from abroad killed nearly 3,000 Americans using hijacked passenger plane suicide attacks on New York and Washington.

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Naturally, immigrant workers (who are attractive to employers because they work cheap) sniffed about their hurt feelings and job insecurity. So sad.

The one positive voice was Geert Wilders who warns against Muslim immigration because of national security concerns. No surprise there.

Donald Trump proving a primary concern around the world, Washington Times, January 26, 2016

Advocates decry ideas on immigration

As he has surged to the top of the polls in the Republican presidential primary race, Donald Trump has targeted Muslims, Mexicans and Asians as threats to national security and the economy.

Around the world, they don’t always appreciate it.

“Trump’s comments only propagate a perception of migrants and Mexicans that I know is not true and that outrages me,” said Nancy Landa, a member of Los Otros Dreamers, a Mexican advocacy group for deportees.

To an unusual degree world leaders and foreign populations appear to be monitoring closely the ins and outs of the American primary season, and the clear focus of much of the fascination is Mr. Trump and his unexpected success to date in the GOP primary. The Donald has already been the subject of parliamentary debate in Britain on whether he should be banned from the country for his inflammatory rhetoric, and foreign leaders find themselves forced to prepare their talking points when asked about prospective relations with a Trump administration.

Pressed recently on CNN for his thoughts on Mr. Trump’s call for a temporary ban on all Muslim travel to the U.S., Jordan’s King Abdullah took the traditional diplomatic exit ramp: “You’re into an election cycle, so I don’t think it’s fair for you to ask a foreign leader to express his opinion on candidates in your country running for election.”

But the restrictions don’t hold for foreign pundits, parliamentarians and ordinary citizens observing from afar one of the more disruptive U.S. campaigns in recent memory.

Unsurprisingly, the current gathering of international heavyweights at the Davos World Economic Forum has not been kind to Mr. Trump or his agenda opposing trade deals, freer immigration and open borders.

“I’d be happier with a more welcoming integration,” Chilean Finance Minister Rodrigo Valdes told the Reuters news service recently. “It is uncontroversial to say that integration of markets, of trade is a good thing, and this rhetoric does not help that.” Continue reading this article

Sweden: Police Flee Angry Mob in Refugee Facility, and Other Anarchy

Note the details in this story: first, 10 officers (a substantial number) were sent to a “refugee” center to rescue a boy who had been repeatedly raped and the social workers called for help to move him — just a another law enforcement chore in Europe’s New Normal of mass Muslim illegal immigration! But 10 police were not enough, and they had to run away because the new residents have no respect for the law in Europe and its representatives.

The civil police force just isn’t up to dealing with a full-on invasion of foreign hostiles created by politicians for sketchy reasons (like cheap labor or liberal do-goodery) that cannot possibly be worth the social convulsions now and to come in Europe.

In other diverse crime news, a Swedish social worker, Alexandra Mezher, 22, was stabbed to death by a “refugee” at a center housing foreign youth. But as Walid Shoebat observes, Sweden does not do physical age checking on persons claiming to be minors, so some alien youth are actually adults.

Below, the refugee center holding 14-to-17-year-olds in western Sweden where Mezher was killed.

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Police officers flee angry mob in Swedish refugee center through back door, RT, January 26, 2016

A police patrol of 10 officers was forced to flee a refugee center in Sweden after being surrounded by a mob of violent migrants. Law enforcement officials had arrived to relocate a 10-year-old boy after reports of his repeated rape at the facility.

One of the officers described what had happened in a police report obtained by the Vestmanlands Läns Tidning newspaper.

“Even more people appeared behind us. I was mentally prepared to fight for my life. We were 10 police officers in a narrow corridor. And I hear someone yell that there is an emergency exit,” the officer said. Continue reading this article

America’s Senator Jeff Sessions Investigates the Open Borders Created by Visa Overstays

Last week the Senate Immigration Subcommittee held a hearing on temporary visas for vacations and such being abused when users never go home. It’s a great scheme for lawbreakers, since the administration makes no effort to deport them. Senator Sessions has published a summary of the hearing’s findings, posted below.

Isn’t an airplane ticket to Dallas less expensive than hiring a criminal coyote who might leave clients to die in the border desert? Are the stories of visa overstays not reported in Mexico to protect the incomes of people smugglers? It’s odd that millions more don’t invade this way.

Remember that an entry-exit visa system was a core recommendation of the 9/11 Commission for national security. Nevertheless, the government will spend billions of dollars on wasteful crap, but refuses to get serious about borders and safety.

Another example of visa overstayers are foreign students who drop out of their US college yet remain as residents. Two examples are the Kazakh students Azamat Tazhayakov (left) and Dias Kadyrbayev (middle) who hid evidence implicating their pal the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (right), pictured with him during a visit (or scouting mission) to New York’s Times Square.

Senator Sessions noted the lawlessness condoned by the administration in his opening statement for the hearing, titled Why is the Biometric Exit Tracking System Still Not in Place?

Following is the Sessions summary. You can also read less dense articles like 99 percent of illegal immigrants who overstay visas aren’t investigated (Washington Times, Jan 20) and Sen. Sessions: Visa Overstays Reveal ‘National Immigration Crisis,’ Open Border (Breitbart, Jan 20).

Summary of Key Findings from Subcommittee Hearing on Visa Overstay Crisis: ’Temporary’ Visa Has Become Permanent, January 25, 2016

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, released the following summary of Subcommittee findings from last week’s hearing on the visa overstay crisis and the Administration’s open-borders policy of not deporting temporary visitors and workers who illegally remain in the country:

  • The overstay report issued last week – which only addressed temporary nonimmigrant visitors for business or pleasure for one fiscal year – revealed that 527,127 of these individuals overstayed their visas or periods of unauthorized stay in FY 2015.  At the end of the fiscal year, 482,781 of these individuals were still in the United States, including 219 individuals from Afghanistan, 564 from Iran, 681 from Iraq, 56 from Libya, 1,435 from Pakistan, 440 from Syria, and 219 from Yemen.  And the report contained similar numbers from FY 2014.
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